Trump-Curry feud escalates....

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  1. Quavarius

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    Wait so now we have to defend a guy standing for the national anthem? A guy who has served 3 tours of duty. A guy who is exercising his right to freedom of speech just like the guys who kneel.
     
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    Wow! Non-violent protesters should be handled violently? Wow! I don't think God would approve.

     
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    Okay, I thought so. Appreciated.

    Two thoughts...

    First, I do not think Huffpo (which was founded by a Republican) and Brietbart are equivalents on two different sides. I think Brietbart is more like Occupy Democrats on the left; pure propaganda. Huffpo has SOME bit of journalism in there, albeit not like an ABC or New York Times or whathaveyou. If Brietbart is 10/10 conservative, Huffpo is like 8/10 liberal.

    Second, what I had posted was a story that linked to a study. I would be happy to simply post the study itself, but studies tend to be long and people don't read them, which is why I posted a sort of "summary story" about it.
     
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    Ain't it crazy? One guy takes a stand on a team and he's labeled a distraction? Hope he's not blackballed for his freedom of speech.
     
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    Nope. Nobody has said that. Everyone, from the coach on down, has supported Al, have spoken glowingly of him, and have appreciated his service.

    The only issue was that the team had apparently agreed to do something all together, and he didn't. Seems like it was largely an accident on his part, and one he apologized for, because he felt like he threw his teammates under the bus a bit (his words.) But every Steeler they've interviewed has said great things about him, and it seems that everyone gets what happened.

    I recommend read his actual comments, and what actually led to him being out there for the anthem. It was FAR more a mix up and people getting stuck behind someone than a conscious attempt at any political statement.

    That's it. Everyone seems determined to make this a bigger story than it actually is.
     
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    Bert, if you are Jewish, I will officially die of shock. Just FYI.
     
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    I think this guy can actually play football so I think he's good.
     
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    Yep
     
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    The other one was pretty good, too and compared to whose playing now, Welp...
     
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    I agree I think the steelers should sign and start Kaepernick this week. ;)
     
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    But he wasn't, Q. Someone offered him a job to be a back up and he declined it. He's not good enough to be a starter.

    If Tom Brady, or even my boy Cam Newton, took a knee and started this whole thing like Kap did, they'd still be playing.
     
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    Jesus Christ you guys have gone in circles for 20 pages of yet another thread. If I ever get to the point that i want to debate politics on a college basketball board for 20 pages someone please shoot me in the ****ing head.
     
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    I'm hoping it will stop once the season starts. But honestly its just a way to pass the time. I mean, what else is really being talked about on here right now?
     
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    Go America. That is all.
     
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    Speaking of Brady... interesting to see his comments... he disagreed with Trumps' stance.

    "I certainly disagree with what he said. I thought it was just divisive."
     
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    I think this was brought up yesterday in here. We both agree with Brady ;)
     
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    Oh, you're right, I forgot. Sorry, it gets a bit cloudy at times:)
     
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    Another quote everyone can agree with, although people might differ on how to become the best America we can be.
     
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    You know, while I think you are right when you say people might disagree on some things, I'd be willing to be we all agree on more in the grand scheme of things than we let on.
     
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    The basic truth in this situation....

    NFL and NBA lined up with the stance that cops are bad guys and disrecpting flag and country are ok

    POTUS lined up on the side that said cops are good guys and patriotism matters...

    Everything else is just tittle twisting......
     
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    Overpaid and underperformed---not a good combo when looking for a job. If he was good enough to play, he would.
     
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    Thats a ridiculous stance.

    The NFL and NBA, with many police officer fans, which employ many police officers, and which work with police officers regularly, absolutely and positively have not taken a stance that cops are bad guys.

    The NFL and NBA have not taken the stance that disrespecting the flag and country are okay.

    The NFL and NBA have acknowledged that ADULT AMERICANS are allowed to PEACEFULLY PROTEST.

    Just such lying hubris... it's jaw dropping.
     
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    No, it isn't, and you still don't see people citing HuffPo here as an objective news source.
     
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    Yea neither the Huff or Bannon news are worthy of what is respectable journalism. They just get confused as respectable journalism.
     
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    Well die of shock because I am part Jewish. I have the DNA test to prove it. Hitler would have killed me.

    I don't go to Temple, I don't go to Church, I don't go to Mosque.

    Geeze can't a Jew be conservative and live in the South? You folks up East sure like your stereotypes, don't you. Yet only folks in the South are bigots.

    Post Script: I am also part American Indian. Folks who got to America early got mixed better. Eyeroll
     
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    Great post. Totally agree.

    Cops are bad and we should riot when the cops mistreat a heroin dealer.
    The black gang members in Chicago who kill hundreds of innocent blacks a year should not be protested or rioted against as it is black on black crime. Only cops are bad.
    The US is bad because black players in the NFL only make $2.1 million a year. If they were white they would make $5 million.
    The US is a bad place to live because a bunch of red necks elected a damned New York billionaire as President instead of commie Hillary.
     
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    Well you don't read well do you?
     
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    deleted as I responded to another Dattier post.

    Stupid to waste time. Geeze when am I going to learn?
     
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    Mike Tomlin hosted a 10k plate dinner for Hilary during 2016.

    No wonder these people are using any means necessary to try and 'get at Trump'. lol

    They were all in HRC supporters, LOL!
     
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    Somehow I bet all these flag humpers don't feel like the flag is disrespected when it's chopped up on a bikini, used in advertisements, displayed horizontally before a sporting event, left out at night, or a billion other things Americans commonly do with the flag that is termed disrespecting the flag in the actual flag codes... wonder why that is... what is the real issue here?
     
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    I don't know the flag rules so maybe you should tell us.

    Apparently you have a point.
     
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    You're online but acting like they don't have Google out in the sticks?



    Bottom line is almost all of these people saying, "Respect the flag," are huuuuge hypocrites...
     
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    Bert is as Jewish as Adolph Hitler basically.
     
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    Hitler was part Jewish, or so that is the theory.
     
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    You made your point and I appreciate your post. Good explanation. Thank you sir.
     
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    Then that proves he is not racist.
     
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    Stereotypes? Dude, I'm half jewish. You never struck me as jewish. You never mentioned it. You never defended JMoss when everyone was jumping on him. I wasn't stereotyping you. Relax man.

    BTW, what part jewish? Like, a quarter? Half?

    I've never gotten the leaving the flag out in the rain bit. Take it the hell inside. If you care enough to fly it in the first place, you should care enough to take care of it. Lazy ass people.
     
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