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A modest proposal for NFL fans:
Be a flash mob

American Thinker, by Patricia McCarthy

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Posted By:magnante, 9/24/2017 6:17:36 AM

The recent behavior of a number of spoiled, privileged, ungrateful NFL players is unacceptable to most Americans, NFL fans or not. (snip) It would be so satisfying if a group of patriotic fans to have at the ready a flash mob of singers at a stadium game. If the players "take a knee" to show their disdain for the flag and the national anthem, these talented souls would wait until just before the kick-off and then stand up and belt out the national anthem themselves. Chances are hundreds of those in attendance would join them. Then they would exit the

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This is completely do-able, even today, if the word gets out. Watch the video and notice how everyone else stops what they are doing and listens as the National Anthem is sung in a hotel by a flash mob.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ynotnow, 9/24/2017 6:44:41 AM     (No. 11393312)

An even louder protest would be,"just don´t show up in the first place"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 9/24/2017 6:44:54 AM     (No. 11393313)

Empty stadiums and low ratings matter - I’m doing my part.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Truthfetish, 9/24/2017 6:48:47 AM     (No. 11393314)

I like this thinking. Simple and visible.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 9/24/2017 6:52:51 AM     (No. 11393315)

Rudity in the service of killing cops should end the career of any professional sports figure. Very important not to patronize rude people and people who think killing cops is a good idea. Any defense of BLM just exes you off my play list. No time for trash.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 9/24/2017 7:01:21 AM     (No. 11393319)

October 15 - The Ides of October. All law abiding and America loving citizens shut off the TV and refuse to watch NFL. Write off your tickets for that day since it will probably be a lousy game anyway.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dolphin, 9/24/2017 7:15:56 AM     (No. 11393323)

If you love this country, don´t give these people any money or any attention.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Rama41, 9/24/2017 7:40:22 AM     (No. 11393340)

I´ll stick with my escapist pleasures via college football. It doesn´t get any better than last night´s Penn State-iowa game.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/24/2017 7:57:07 AM     (No. 11393364)

Better yet, it´s time to boycott professional sports.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Zarin, 9/24/2017 8:00:25 AM     (No. 11393365)

Hey, if this goes on much longer without consequences, college teams will be doing it. And the flaky university administrations will allow it - even encourage it. Note well that last week sometime a PeeWee Football team ´took the knee´ - most kids under 8. Total indoctrination - the discussion was that this was what to do because white cops were killing black people. No parent objected that I know of.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 9/24/2017 8:16:30 AM     (No. 11393386)

The NASCAR playoffs are on. Much more entertaining, and they are patriotic.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jj1319, 9/24/2017 8:26:27 AM     (No. 11393398)

Red Raiders beat Houston. Imagine that: The Southwest Conference is better than the NFL. (-;

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PAdiva, 9/24/2017 8:29:07 AM     (No. 11393403)

NFL tickets are not cheap. Why would anyone buy tickets, create their flash singing of the National Anthem and then leave?
Before long, the cheerleaders will look like MO.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 9/24/2017 8:30:03 AM     (No. 11393405)

No more NFL for me. Baseball now. Go Tribe!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ajaxliquor, 9/24/2017 8:35:44 AM     (No. 11393411)

MLB Playoffs. World Series. NHL. Then pitchers and catchers report to Spring training. I´m down with it. Haven´t seen one NFL game yet, and will not. ESPN has not been on in my home in over six months. I do part time work for an NFL franchise, attendant in the parking lot. Get first-hand glimpses of the fan base. I subtly push my agenda of recognizing the pointlessness of this league with all it´s PCBS. I Love reading the stories of tanking attendance and dangerously low TV audience. Strength in numbers erased a Clinton presidency, and it will continue to deliver us these victories in the infected marketplace where Leftism wants to mark it´s territory. If this NFL thing (I´ll call it a boycott) succeeds, we march forward proudly and confidently towards our next challenge. We are 63,000,000 strong. Keep praying and do not walk away from the fight.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/24/2017 8:36:07 AM     (No. 11393412)

Watched some man on the street re: Fox this a.m. on this subject. Though the majority agree with freedom of speech et al., they are also disgusted that players making millions are acting like spoiled brats, protesting who knows what. Those all for the Kaporniks etc. spouted idiocies like this is a Church and State issue!!!!!!! Most egregious, however, are the Godells and others who say nary a word when players beat their wives, rape their girlfriends or have massive bar brawls of their own making. THAT is o.k. I hope this hits them all in the pocketbook---they deserve it! And it seems to be the only thing they understand.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: flybynight, 9/24/2017 8:40:33 AM     (No. 11393415)

From this day forward, not one dime of my money goes to buying pro sports tickets. My TV will not be tuned to "the game." Not one minute will be devoted to rehashing over coffee the next morning. (Fortunately, this will not require a change in my lifestyle.) For the life of me, I do not understand this obsession, but spoiled one-per-center players´ boorish behavior certainly continues to illustrate my longstanding conviction that football players are not too bright, and remain uncivilized, despite their undeserved wealth.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 9/24/2017 8:57:50 AM     (No. 11393432)

Don´t forget merchandising revenues. Never buy any product with a team logo or NFL logo. Also, while letter-writing does little good with politicians, businesses are another matter. Swamp the NFL and the local franchises with letters plainly stating that you observed xyz team taking a knee and will no longer watch that team on TV or travel to the stadium for the occasional visit. Inundate their mail rooms.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: AltaD, 9/24/2017 8:58:08 AM     (No. 11393433)

Or, go to the stadium but stay outside with your friends and tailgate. The NFL already made money on the sale of your ticket but they won´t make any additional money selling beer and food.

And for those of us who never go to the games, stop purchasing official NFL merchandise.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: suejeanne, 9/24/2017 9:35:51 AM     (No. 11393474)

When Roger Goodell asks for respect for the players and DeMaurice Smith says they are looking out for the well-being and safety of their players, they need to explain to us about Aqib Talib

Why was it all right with you that Aqib Talib facemasked Corey Brown in the Super Bowl in 2016?

- 15 yards penalty for the facemasking
- 15 yards penalty for taunting
- $26,000 approx for a fine
- Placed on the list of the top 100 NFL players in 2016

You guys were not looking out for Corey Brown and it was a clear message you were okay with what Aqib Talib did.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/24/2017 10:06:20 AM     (No. 11393519)

The pity of this political protest behavior is that it negates the good community work which some of the players do and in this respect are good role models. The owners seem afraid of disciplining their employees, almost intimidated by them and by the thought of losing out on winning games, thereby losing their principles.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/24/2017 10:19:39 AM     (No. 11393531)

Let´s make it easy - Papa John´s is the official pizza of the NFL. Don´t buy their pizza on October 15th - but first a national blitz to ensure this gets sufficient publicity and national level support. They are the target because they are more easily affected. "Real patriots" can sit outside the local pizza outlets with signs declaring the one-day boycott, and the reason. Very simply, that Papa supports on-field political action by the NFL, commissioner, owners and players. Please support the boycott today.

One "sponsor" hit with an effective and reasonable boycott is a shot across the bow of others, very easily organizable (one person per store can make it happen), and has local effect for TV to take interest and cover, i.e. the franchisee is taking the hit for Papa and his millionaire QB partner, who is also plugging other stuff on TV.

If you´re serious...get out your markers, a piece of cardboard and a lawn chair.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lonestar jack, 9/24/2017 10:37:34 AM     (No. 11393549)

I believe President Trump makes a big mistake when he thinks we are all AMERICANS. There is a sorry bunch of aborigines who even hyphenate there race.

The blacks are certainly earning any disrespect that is shown them.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Uno, 9/24/2017 10:47:36 AM     (No. 11393559)

Someone asked: Why would anyone buy tickets, create their flash singing of the National Anthem and then leave?

Maybe because there are still a few people with heads screwed on straight and their priorities in place who will put their country first over their personal entertainment.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: fysammy, 9/24/2017 10:56:00 AM     (No. 11393563)

Pardon me, but this will be solved through the influence of the sports betting community. The NFL is a gambling bonanza for the casino´s sports books and, ultimately,the mob.

Like Castro nationalizing the Cuban casinos, the syndicate put the pressure on Kennedy to fix it. (see Bay of Pigs, Grassy knoll)

If the NFL seriously falters, pressure will be brought to the forefront from the "back room lobby" to stop the PC crap and putt butts in the seats!



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Reply 25 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 9/24/2017 11:00:16 AM     (No. 11393567)

i like #21 best..
it is a target..
isolate it..
ridicule it..
remove it..

good alinsky tactic..
pick ONE target out - concentrate on that.. like the commies do..
i haven´t eaten their pizza for 20 years..
but October 15th i will call them and order a pizza, as if i have been doing so for years, and then at the last minute tell them i´d forgotten that i´m boycotting them from now on..

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 9/24/2017 12:09:06 PM     (No. 11393657)

Does anyone even know what they are protesting? Do they even know? If you must protest, do it in a grown up manner. I suggest that these over paid crybabies walk a day in a soldiers shoes in a combat zone. Maybe then they´ll understand what the American Anthem and flag really do mean.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RealityChick, 9/24/2017 12:24:24 PM     (No. 11393680)

I love me some pro football, but am turning off the TV today. Instead I am going to my local garden center to buy a few flats of pansies in ´honor´ of those stupid, misguided, overpaid jerks.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: steveW, 9/24/2017 12:49:36 PM     (No. 11393714)

Here´s an idea: before the next game, play the anthem of the USSR. Watch as not a single SJW "athlete" takes the knee.

Expose and deport.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: dman, 9/24/2017 1:07:46 PM     (No. 11393739)

As a long time NFL fan, I have had enough. I am using the "flash" button on my remote, and getting my entertainment elsewhere. Since the bulk of NFL revenue comes via TV, cable, and advertising royalties, that is far more effective than whatever happens in the stands.

College football was exciting and entertaining yesterday. As long as their players respect my flag and country, I will continue to watch.

This is war. As long as our entertainers protest my country, I will boycott them. All of them. That is a small sacrifice for me, compared with the sacrifices of those who put everything on the line for our flag, anthem, and country.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kono, 9/24/2017 1:11:32 PM     (No. 11393746)

While I am in general agreement with #7, you just know this anthem protest nonsense will eventually spread to the college sports scene. It´s kind of like a moldy orange in a shipping crate...

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Gorzabozo, 9/24/2017 1:21:20 PM     (No. 11393763)

Kudos #21 and #25. Love it. But an extra sting to add to this is to then order from Pappa John´s competitor and mail the receipt to Pappa Johns with a note as to what happened and why. Two stings for the price of one.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: franq, 9/24/2017 1:26:03 PM     (No. 11393772)

Great word picture, #14. "mark its territory". Acting more like animals than rich athletes. And I bet Papa John is squirming a little...I read that he´s conservative.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: SxS, 9/24/2017 1:34:25 PM     (No. 11393788)



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Reply 34 - Posted by: SxS, 9/24/2017 1:38:53 PM     (No. 11393797)

Sorry for the misfire...

I am NOT watching NFL today... got my fill of college ball yesterday, and it was GREAT! Instead, we´re heading up the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to spend some time and money in Cascade locks. A small town that has been devastated emotionally and economically by a couple of idiots with fireworks. Spreading the love to those who deserve it. Not the whiny little kneelers on the sidelines.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: P51dmustang, 9/24/2017 2:15:39 PM     (No. 11393838)

The protest day should be called " Patrick Tillman Day.


Pat Tillman"
American football player and soldier

Patrick Daniel Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) who left his sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and subsequent death, were the subject of much media attention.

Tillman joined the Army Rangers and served several tours in combat before he died in the mountains of Afghanistan." In the fog of war, inexplicable things happen, Patrick died from friendly fire.

Patrick´s personal views about the war were obvious. US Troops were fighting a war that could not be won...thanks to Congress. But he joined because he felt combat on a football field was nothing, and the money ill gotten gains when free troops were dying on the battle field.

There is a big difference between getting hit on a football field and getting up and going back to the huddle.

When you get hit on a battle field you may come back home in a box.



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Reply 36 - Posted by: KTWO, 9/24/2017 2:44:29 PM     (No. 11393872)

I expect the NFL to play hardball. And that the MSM will side with them in every way it can.

The "Official Story" will almost certainly be that boycotts, protests, etc. have had only a trivial effect.

So the NFL can be punished a little but it will be years before they hurt much.

Some teams get - or used to - 100% of parking revenue. Unless it is already prepaid for the season don´t park at the stadium if you feel you must see the game.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/24/2017 3:05:49 PM     (No. 11393899)

Just checkin´ but did anybody take a knee BEFORE Trump was elected?

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Reply 38 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/24/2017 3:22:26 PM     (No. 11393918)

Papa Johns website feedback page:

http://www.papajohns.com/contact-us/customer-service-feedback.html

It still says ´Official Sponsor of the NFL´

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/24/2017 8:31:56 PM     (No. 11394176)

So DONE the NFL. AMERICANS STAND Ya get more done on yer feet than yer knees.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/24/2017 8:33:14 PM     (No. 11394177)

Should read "with the NFL"

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/24/2017 8:43:58 PM     (No. 11394183)

New bumper sticker: AMERICANS STAND

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Posted By: JoniTx- 10/16/2017 10:29:06 PM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted “half-baked, spurious nationalism” in the United States in an emotional speech Monday night after receiving the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal. “To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ´the last best hope of earth´ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of

Hillary Clinton: Misogyny is ´endemic´
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CNN, by Alexandra King    Original Article
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Hillary Clinton slammed what she called "endemic" sexism and misogyny in America during an interview with Fareed Zakaria, which aired Sunday. Clinton, who was interviewed by Zakaria on his show, "GPS," said sexism was so inherent that she purposely hadn´t highlighted her career history of fighting for women´s rights when she ran for president in 2016. However, she admitted that with the benefit of hindsight, she "could have tried harder" to do so. "I´m a middle-class girl from the middle of the country, and so I always struggled with like, OK, so what´s my story. And it suddenly dawned on me that

Pilot boots New York activist
from American Airlines flight

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New York Daily News, by Erin Durkin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 10/16/2017 3:22:10 PM     Post Reply
New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. Mallory, a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, was traveling home to New York when the pilot followed her to scold her over an argument she had with a gate agent. He then had her summoned from her seat and kicked off the flight, she told the Daily News. “It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was

How Hillary Clinton Still Can, and
Should, Become President After
The Trump Russia-Investigation

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Newsweek, by Julia Glum    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/17/2017 12:43:14 PM     Post Reply
Sure, it´s been more than 340 days since Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, but there´s still one very narrow, highly unlikely and entirely unprecedented way that Clinton could become president. And it has some Democratic die-hards dreaming again. Harvard University professor Lawrence Lessig offered a Clinton path to the presidency on Medium, putting forward a series of "if/then" scenarios that lead to House Speaker Paul Ryan handing the White House keys to Clinton. Here´s how constitutional law expert Lessig lays it out: If number 1: If Trump is definitively found to have colluded directly with Russia, he would be forced to resign or

Hillary Clinton defends kneeling
NFL players, says ´that´s not
against our anthem or flag´

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Fox News, by Lukas Mikelionis    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/16/2017 8:12:36 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton on Sunday defended NFL players who knelt during the national anthem, saying kneeling is a “reverent” position that is not against “our anthem or our flag.” The former Democratic presidential candidate, who was at the Southbank Centre´s London Literature Festival, urged Democrats to use the issue against President Trump. Clinton was embarking on a foreign trip to promote her book “What Happened.” She said people should resist “what are very clear dog-whistles” to the Trump base, pointing to the example of kneeling NFL players. “That´s what black athletes kneeling was all about,” she said in response to a question about ways to

Jane Fonda says she´s not
proud of America

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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 10/17/2017 2:38:14 PM     Post Reply
Jane Fonda made it clear she is not proud of America. During a recent interview with the BBC, Fonda was asked, "Are you proud of America today?" The actress was very quick to reply with a hard "no." "But, I’m proud of the resistance," she elaborated. "I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core." During the same interview, the 79-year-old was asked if she had a "sense of regret" for her visit to North Vietnam in 1972. The

NFL Hell: Stadiums Nearly Empty Across
League As Backlash Grows (Photos)

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Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Caplan    Original Article
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If the NFL thought Americans would ease the backlash against the league — they were sadly mistaken. Photos of empty stadiums from around the league show how dire a situation kneelers have spurred. (Photo) Breitbart News reports: Note, that the Jets played New England on Sunday, meaning there should have been a big crowd for that game. The Texans, Atlanta, and Baltimore are also very relevant teams with relatively loyal fan bases. Yet, thousands upon thousands of fans no-showed or didn’t buy tickets for those games. (Photos/Tweet) Here’s a shot of the Jaguars stadium at kickoff: (Tweet) Photos of empty

Emotional John McCain slams ´half-baked,
spurious nationalism´ sweeping America in
speech aimed at Trump as Joe Biden
presents him with lifetime of service award

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Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Regina F. Graham    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/17/2017 8:36:22 AM     Post Reply
Sen. John McCain warned against the US turning toward ´half-baked, spurious nationalism´ and jabbed at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics while at an event honoring the war hero´s contributions. (Snip) ´To abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems, is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history,´ he said. He added: ´We live in a land made of

Kaepernick Files Grievance Against
NFL Owners, Alleges Collusion to
Keep Him Out

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Legal Insurrection, by Mary Chastain    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 10/16/2017 5:48:07 PM     Post Reply
Former NFL quarter Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against NFL owners because he believes they colluded to keep him out of a job due to his protests during the national anthem. Kaepernick first protested in the 2016 preseason when he took a knee during the national anthem. He claimed he protested against racial injustice across the country. The protests took off, with many players following his lead.Kaepernick hired criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos, who has represented Michael Jordan and musician Chris Brown. CBS Sports reported this statement from Geragos: We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the

Durbin: If Democrats ‘Overdo It’ by Being
too Liberal, We Can Lose to Trump

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Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Kugle    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/16/2017 1:22:37 PM     Post Reply
Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) said in a radio interview on Sunday that Democrats can lose to President Donald Trump in 2020 if they "overdo it" by becoming too liberal. Durbin was asked on a local Chicago radio program about comments from Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.), who warned fellow Democrats that Trump would be reelected if the party becomes too liberal. CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski was first to report on Durbin´s comments. (Audio) "We need to be balanced," Durbin said on "Connected to Chicago" on WLS-AM. "She´s right about that. And as downstater like her, I understand


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