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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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To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.

Every Media Outlet: Hillary
Grandkid the Most Consequential
Baby Since Jesus

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Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 10:34:40 AM     Post Reply
Less than 16 hours after Chelsea Clinton announced she was pregnant, a lot of major news outlets started staring into the crystal ball of Chelsea’s womb, wondering what this currently floating zygotic multicellular being meant for the prospects of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign, which is also a floating, zygotic, multicellular being. Their answer: The immaculately conceived Clinton child could mean everything. And no, it’s not just the fact that having a grandchild could be personally fulfilling to Hillary and Bill (mazel tov, by the way), or that a cute baby would be a sweet cherry on top of Hillary’s already

Harry Reid Doubles Down on Bundy
Ranch: ´If They´re Patriots, We´re
in Big Trouble´

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Breitbart Big Government, by Kerry Picket    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/18/2014 9:39:40 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday stood by his statement regarding embattled Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, saying on KSNV’s What’s Your Point?, “If anyone thinks by any figment of their imagination that what happened up there last week was just people rallying to somebody that was oppressed, 600 people came in armed. They had practiced. They had maneuvered.” Reid continued, “They knew what they were doing. They set up snipers in strategic locations with sniper rifles. They had assault weapons. They had automatic weapons. And they boasted about the fact that they put women and children, in fact one

Living in the New York Times World
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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 4/19/2014 7:48:36 AM     Post Reply
I began reading the entirety of the first section of the New York Times at nine years old, and continued that practice, more or less, for decades.(snip) ...the power of reverence, intrinsic to what I call the “cascade” of The Times: the near avalanche-like flow and distribution of information through electronic and print networks: through like-minded network newscasts, magazines, local newspaper s, blogs, daytime talk TV, late-night entertainment, statements at media award ceremonies, the celebrity Twitterverse, etc. The cascade rolls through Saturday Night Live, Jon Stewart, The New Yorker, the mouths of third-grade teachers, Elmo, Madonna and Susan Sarandon …through

Those ‘rogue’ agents
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New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/18/2014 4:37:07 AM     Post Reply
Remember when Lois Lerner, in answering a planted question at an American Bar Association conference, admitted the IRS had targeted conservative groups but tried to pass it off as the work of rogue agents — “our line people in Cincinnati”? Today we know there were indeed federal agents involved. But they weren’t rogue, and they weren’t confined to IRS workers in Cincinnati. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request by Judicial Watch, we now have an e-mail Lerner sent to colleagues noting the Department of Justice was looking into criminal prosecutions of these tax-exempt groups. We know something else, too. These investigations


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