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NFL could pull Super Bowl if
Arizona religious rights bill passes

Washington Examiner, by Ashe Schow

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Posted By:Drive, 2/26/2014 8:36:47 AM

Call it what you want -- anti-gay or religious rights -- but if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs a controversial bill, you might not be calling Arizona the home of the 2015 Super Bowl. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act, S.B. 1062, is the current controversy du jour out of Arizona, and the National Football League is with the opposition. “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told USA Today. “We are following the issue in Arizona and will continue to do so should

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lancer12, 2/26/2014 8:51:14 AM     (No. 9746973)

Smash-mouth thugs-whose ranks include felons-are tolerant and inclusive. Businesses have a right to deny non-essential services. Low-rent slobs have no right to service at elegant restaurants. A photographer in a shop got very angry when I wanted a photo of my dog.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 2/26/2014 8:56:46 AM     (No. 9746985)

Strongly suspect that the NFL will have rating like CNN!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: velox, 2/26/2014 9:01:59 AM     (No. 9746996)

Now the liberals have taken over the NFL.
This is thuggery just like a mugging.
If I were Arizona I would do whats right and let the chips fall.
We don´t even know whats is the bill,but simply what the liberal press tells us.
From experience, the info we have is probably wrong and exaggerated.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 2/26/2014 9:03:32 AM     (No. 9747001)

The biggest liar has moved on to being the biggest bully.

Time for Atlas to Shrug.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/26/2014 9:05:24 AM     (No. 9747004)

It is easier to live without the NFL than to live without Freedom.

Besides - watching last year´s Superbowl was more of a punishment than a treat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mildred, 2/26/2014 9:07:08 AM     (No. 9747007)

I hope the governor makes her decision on the law and what is right to do not on threats from the NFL. So many headlines include words such as could, might, maybe. That isn´t reporting´ that´s coercion--do what I say or I may slap you on the wrist or worse. First we get a ridiculous law suit, then a ridiculous new law and now some twit trying to force his view on the person making the final decision. Let the governor do her job.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/26/2014 9:21:08 AM     (No. 9747040)

NFL threatens to take its ball and go home. Too rich.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SaguaroJack, 2/26/2014 9:24:07 AM     (No. 9747046)

If you can force a bakery to cater your gay wedding when the owners at that bakery object on religious grounds to doing it, then you can force a black-owned bakery to cater your wedding with a Confederate flag on the cake, or a Jewish- owned bakery to cater a wedding festooned with swastikas, or a Muslim-owned caterer a wedding with ham and bacon.

The govt has no business interfering in these private disputes. Business X doesn´t like you? Business Y will. Act like an adult and quit looking for govt to smack down anybody who disagrees with you. That´s what America is all about - YOU finding solutions to YOUR problems and aggravations. You can be sure plenty of bakeries would happily take the job.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: gator, 2/26/2014 9:25:23 AM     (No. 9747051)

So let them pull it and change the NFL with tampering with states rights, and blackmail.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/26/2014 9:27:07 AM     (No. 9747055)

Arizona caved 30 years ago when they hesitated to make MLK day a holiday in the state.

Who runs our governments now, Eric Holder and incredibly rich gang-bangers?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/26/2014 9:28:18 AM     (No. 9747058)

Seems the NFL is claiming the same right that the bakery owner wanted. Only this time they want to force the state to abide to their idea of religion or lack thereof by threats.

Time to recall all of the too numerous to list, tax breaks they are getting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 2/26/2014 9:36:11 AM     (No. 9747074)

Gee ... what a decision...

Religious rights or the Super Bowl?

Most people watch it on TV. What does it matter where they play the game?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grady, 2/26/2014 9:36:43 AM     (No. 9747075)

Time for a player walk-out.
ALL have to walk out or it will not work.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/26/2014 9:38:59 AM     (No. 9747080)

What if they held a Super Bowl and nobody came?

WTP are going to have to take back our power.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Screwgun, 2/26/2014 9:41:25 AM     (No. 9747088)

Coming next: participation trophies for all the teams so nobody´s feelings get hurt.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/26/2014 9:41:49 AM     (No. 9747090)

Conservatives need to lift the NFL´s tax exemption and monopoly. The NFL is threatening conservatives, following the lead of other liberals that are threatening conservatives with the IRS that exercise their political freedoms through 501(c)(4). The leadership of the NFL needs to declare itself a political organization and file with the IRS.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Seething Citizen, 2/26/2014 9:41:50 AM     (No. 9747091)

I´ve never watched an NFL game and have never contributed a dime for any of their products. I will continue the same.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bugboy, 2/26/2014 9:41:53 AM     (No. 9747092)

I haven´t watch pro football since Jimmy Johnson was fired here in Dallas.

The NFL has now taken up the cause of advancing political agendas that I find repugnant. Goes hand in hand with having thugs, criminals and murderers as players.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 2/26/2014 9:45:35 AM     (No. 9747099)

If the NFL was a stock I´d say it´s time to sell.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/26/2014 9:46:41 AM     (No. 9747102)

Time to put the NFL on the hot seat. We need to do as liberals do and boycott the NFL. First, millions need to write the NFL that they will not watch any NFL game, go to any NFL game, support any NFL projects, buy and NFL merchandise. Then do it. A 5% drop in any of these money makers will force the NFL to change. Unlike our goobernment, the NFL has to have us buy their product. Our goobernment just changes laws (usually on Da Won´s whim) and we have to pay more in taxes to support failed business. And let ´em know, its nothing personal, just business.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ruready?, 2/26/2014 9:51:30 AM     (No. 9747107)

Remember the Duck!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: varkdriver, 2/26/2014 9:59:52 AM     (No. 9747127)

#12, it matters big-time to the hard-working hookers who have to travel to the Super Bowl location!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: spahrkl, 2/26/2014 10:00:57 AM     (No. 9747128)

threatening people, businesses, or groups seems to become a way of life in the US.

Well, I am for telling the NFL go pound sand.
This is a country based on freedom. Arizona, hold fast.

Also the comment about not spending money on the NFL products is the way to make a message nice and clear.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Bill the Cat, 2/26/2014 10:01:52 AM     (No. 9747132)

The "F" in NFL just now means something else.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 2/26/2014 10:06:10 AM     (No. 9747138)

#10 - And it was under the same circumstances that the NFL that forced that action, also, by threatening to pull the Super Bowl unless the state recognized the holiday.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Time4AR2, 2/26/2014 10:10:50 AM     (No. 9747148)

Was: National Football League.

Is: No Fun League.

Will be: No Freedom League.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Janylou, 2/26/2014 10:16:00 AM     (No. 9747160)

As far as I care, you can have all of our professional teams. They are nothing but a money pit for our state and I get tired of having a gun to our heads whenever we pass a bill that the NFL or NBA, etc. don´t like.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 2/26/2014 10:30:42 AM     (No. 9747182)

The demise of football. It had to happen.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 2/26/2014 10:34:14 AM     (No. 9747191)

The Super Bowl is "small potatoes" compared to what the Founders and our brave soldiers had to lose in the cause of liberty.

Call ´em on it, Jan.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Agent Orange, 2/26/2014 10:46:30 AM     (No. 9747208)

I´m sure the NFL has a solid contract for the use of the stadium. Let them renege on the contract and see what happens. You just don´t walk away from a contract because you don´t like something that has nothing to do with football.

What happens if the NFL cancels and the State of AZ will not let the NFL play football in the state? Could happen.

Go Seahawks………

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Two Frogs, 2/26/2014 10:59:23 AM     (No. 9747230)

The NFL is overwhelmed with hypocrisy, has no business in politics and should stay the hell out.

Poster #8 got it right. If the government can make it illegal to deny someone service, then someone can go to the Muslim Bakery tomorrow and order a naked lady cake made of pork for a 700th birthday party of the Crusades.

My advice to Arizona... if it is your business, you can deny service to anyone for any reason and then let the marketplace determine if what you are doing is good for your business.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/26/2014 11:06:35 AM     (No. 9747240)

If the NFL pulled the Super Bowl, would they also ban the AZ Cardinals from playing their home games in Phoenix? After all, if they are committed to their left wing politics then put your football where your mouth is and stop all professional games from being played there.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: azusaman, 2/26/2014 11:10:27 AM     (No. 9747245)

Bakeries who are forced to serve homosexuals should display a sign that says: "We are serving you against our religious beliefs...bet you can´t guess what´s in your cake."

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Reply 34 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/26/2014 11:17:05 AM     (No. 9747254)

This sounds like an uncalled for threat against a sovereign State. The people of Arizona voted for its present government and if the NFL wants to support 2% of the national population over the other 98% that isn´t even a business decision, it is plain stupidity.

The only explanation is that the NFL is totally Gay from top to bottom (latterly).

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Reply 35 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 2/26/2014 11:32:52 AM     (No. 9747281)

I´m so tired of hearing about homosexuals. So tired. I hope a backlash erupts soon.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 2/26/2014 11:32:59 AM     (No. 9747282)

Funny that Rush warned us just yesterday about the left wanting to use the NFL for their proaganda.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lavalette, 2/26/2014 12:04:56 PM     (No. 9747317)

I used to wonder whether Tebow was blackballed for his playing or for his faith. This answers that question.

But 99% of Christians will still watch NFL on Sundays. 99% of churches will still host Superbowl parties.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: jimmiet, 2/26/2014 12:42:39 PM     (No. 9747359)

It´s over. As an avid Steeler fan for 50+ years I´m done. Dan Rooney, Obama´s ambassador to Ireland? Now this.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: mws50, 2/26/2014 12:45:38 PM     (No. 9747365)

The NFL is bluffing. There is no way their lawyers will allow them to pull out of AZ. If they did, the lawsuits would be massive. Every single entity that stood to gain or sell anything would be suing for breach of contract.

And this is just another example of liberals wanting to over-RULE a lawfully passed law. Liberals are incapable of governing, they only know how to RULE.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/26/2014 1:33:03 PM     (No. 9747431)

No problem, then the entire NFL will be blacked out in Ariz, and no teams can play there.

Happy Now?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Penney, 2/26/2014 1:48:15 PM     (No. 9747445)

Sounds like the NFL has adopted the tactics of intimidation used routinely by the mob and the aclu!!! We will see if such an attempt to BULLY & blackmail Arizona will work this time. mmm mmm mmm



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Reply 42 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 2/26/2014 4:22:25 PM     (No. 9747666)

Also sounds like the NFL has already decided that one of their teams HAS to pick what´s his gayness ( rhymes with..?) whether the team wants him or not. Probably make them draw straws. I don´t care if the freakin´ Super Bowl is on Mars next . I´m not wasting another day on it.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 2/26/2014 6:32:51 PM     (No. 9747809)

Good riddance to bad anti Christian idolaters when they leave.

Christians need to wake up and quit funding these non Christian events and partakers.

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Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
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Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by

Fraud runs rampant in Census Bureau
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New York Post, by John Crudele    Original Article
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There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

A rancher´s armed battle against the US
government is standard libertarian fare

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Guardian [UK], by Kieran Suckling    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/21/2014 8:10:33 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor. There is nothing like it in the democracies of Europe, which came into being with nations already carved up into private fiefdoms. The Great Idea that hundreds of millions of acres of forests, deserts, rivers and prairies should be owned by, and managed for, the public interest has had a profound and lasting influence on American culture. But not everyone has accepted it. Cliven Bundy’s armed standoff with the National Park

A Marine´s story: Women set up
to fail USMC’s most grueling test

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ABC News, by Martha Raddatz*    Original Article
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At a petite 5’3’’, Sage Santangelo may not look like a combat fighter at first glance. But the female second lieutenant has never let that hold her back from pursuing her dream of becoming an infantry officer in the Marine Corps. Growing up, Santangelo found she was always able to keep up with the guys and enjoyed playing hockey on all boys’ teams. But when she joined the Marines, Santangelo found the playing field changed; she was segregated into female-only training units and as a woman, was relegated to less strenuous physical training than her male counterparts. And that’s why,


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