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5 Problems With The NFL’s
National Anthem Protest

The Federalist, by Mollie Hemingway

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Posted By:earlybird, 9/25/2017 3:55:54 PM

At a Friday rally in Alabama, President Donald Trump criticized football players who protest during the national anthem: Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b-tch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’ (Snip)Here are five reasons the NFL anthem protests are not going as well as the media would like to think. 1. Vague And Unclear Protest Goals One of the keys to a good protest is to have a clear goal. If the discussions on Sunday were any indication, nobody is entirely clear

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/25/2017 3:58:09 PM     (No. 11395119)

FTA about the guy who started it last year:

Even in Kaepernick’s lengthy press conference last year, it was a bit unclear what the goals of the protest action are, or what it would take to declare victory and cease protesting. At that press conference, Kaepernick unfortunately wore a T-shirt of photos commemorating Malcolm X meeting Fidel Castro. As the better half wrote last year:

The biggest problem here is that Kaepernick is seemingly unaware of Castro’s legacy. Aside from Castro dragooning and executing Christians and gays, Castro’s record on racial justice is decidedly not ‘woke’, as the Internet likes to say. While Cuba’s legacy of racism predates Castro, it’s safe to say overt racism against individuals of African ancestry there remains far more pronounced than it is in the United States. In fact, racism is kind of an unstated official policy.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/25/2017 3:59:47 PM     (No. 11395124)

As usual, Hemingway makes some very good points. Well worth a read.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hotrod, 9/25/2017 4:14:18 PM     (No. 11395143)

FTA: ´´Goodell issued a statement that said, “Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL.´´

Let me fix that statement:
Goodell issued a statement that said, “Divisive actions, like these by players, demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for America.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/25/2017 4:21:24 PM     (No. 11395157)

I am the CUSTOMER.

It is NOT my job to defend my feelings or my actions. You cannot embarrass or shame me into remaining your customer.

It is the NFL´s job to keep me happy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/25/2017 4:23:54 PM     (No. 11395158)

Next, the National Felon League will steal a page from the music industries playbook and start suing its fans.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jinx, 9/25/2017 4:37:04 PM     (No. 11395180)

The left has made a lot of gains by yelling racism whenever anyone criticizes something that blacks are a part of. It started with Obama who declared everything racist in order to get his way. This is not about racism; it is about patriotism. If these athletes do not like our flag or America, they have enough money to move on to a Communist nation. Just stop the madness!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Altoona, 9/25/2017 4:41:41 PM     (No. 11395183)

I wish that some protest supporting owner would put money up to buy the quarterbacking services of Colin K.
because I would like to see what the guy can do. My guess is that ithis would have the welcome effect of removing a talking point from ESPN and JayZ while proving an embarrassment to the team owner and head case Colin K. -- unless the opposing teams agreed to take a knee instead of sacking the heroic NFL protest leader.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: arcady, 9/25/2017 5:11:43 PM     (No. 11395204)

Pretty Spot On.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mildred, 9/25/2017 5:27:24 PM     (No. 11395228)

I understand that the players who ´take a knee´ think this is a protest, but what are they protesting? What do they think ´taking a knee´ to disrespect the flag and national anthem will accomplish? They are just overgrown uneducated brats. Now that they have our attention, what are they going to do to solve this ´problem´ or whatever it is they want?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 9/25/2017 5:44:49 PM     (No. 11395249)

Note to Roger Goodell and all the owners: How can you possibly afford to alienate more than half the people of this country with this unpatriotic display? This is professional stupidity at the PhD level. Count this former fan out for the season.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/25/2017 5:55:07 PM     (No. 11395257)

I am not ready for anti-Trump football Sundays. So goodbye NFL.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: watashiyo, 9/25/2017 5:55:10 PM     (No. 11395258)

Majority of the NFL players can´t survive in the real world. They don´t have the right temperament, the proper work ethics, the respect for social orders, the logic of connecting the dots, the prudence of planning ahead, the conscience of right and wrong, and the character of civility. You can blame AMERICA for who and what they are. Even the domesticated wild animal will someday bite the hands that feeds them.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/25/2017 5:57:33 PM     (No. 11395261)

If I we´re the owners, I´d be reviewing the collective bargaining agreement and determine appropriate actions for those who kneeled. Includes you, Kapie.

In my company, there is zero-tolerance for politicizing and agitating on company time. For the 200+ players who knealed, suspension or termination is the appropriate outcome. I see that at least one head coach and staff (Tomlin and his staff) sided with the players. Appropriate discipline including termination.

Godell, you have some work to do, pal, and fast.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: arcady, 9/25/2017 7:18:57 PM     (No. 11395369)

Goodell made $44.2 million dollars last year alone. Does he really care what happens? He´s got his.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 9/26/2017 6:33:22 AM     (No. 11395766)

Flag football? I´ll choose the flag.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: thelmalou, 9/26/2017 6:50:17 AM     (No. 11395778)

#4 - Post of the Day! Well said!!!

#5 - Oh, snap! hahahahahahhaaa

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/26/2017 6:52:39 AM     (No. 11395782)

As usual the media believe we are all as thrilled as they are to see public displays of disrespect toward our country. I´m kind of bummed to be sitting out football season but standing up for what you believe sometimes demands sacrifice. I cannot and will not support this.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 9/26/2017 7:06:49 AM     (No. 11395793)

Kneeling is not a protest unless you want to call it a sissy protest.

All liberals know that a real protest consists of arming yourself with a baseball bat and bottles of urine (to throw at the police), and anything else that you cam use as a weapon. You have to be able to smash windows, trash cars, set fires and loot tennis shoe stores. Anything less than this is done by sissies !!! Do you get that football boys?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Uno, 9/26/2017 7:20:43 AM     (No. 11395806)

Check out what Paul Joseph Watson, an Englishman, has to say about "Take a knee". A little salty, but right on target!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 9/26/2017 7:38:04 AM     (No. 11395819)

I´ll stick with my Crimson Tide on Saturdays then watch NASCAR or go for a hike on Sunday afternoons.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/26/2017 7:51:31 AM     (No. 11395832)

Origins of the protest: Obama to Holder to BLM to Kaepernick to NFL.

Speaking about Obama, where is he? Where is Holder? Where are our vaunted racial healers? Didn´t they want a conversation about race with the white cowards? Short answer, No. They are proponents of Alinsky. You use concocted racial tensions for personal gain.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 9/26/2017 8:17:52 AM     (No. 11395867)

Yes, the players have First Amendment rights.

Their problem is that the fans have much stronger First Amendment rights because their numbers are in the millions and they control the purse strings. Very stupid move on the NFL´s part. Goodell may have lots of money but the loss of face when the league fails and goes bankrupt will end his joyride and all those ignorant traitors who hate America can hate it just as well from the unemployment line.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: tank, 9/26/2017 8:34:48 AM     (No. 11395894)

Mr. Trump´s comments caused Goodell and the owners (even Jerry Jones last night) to think this is about the NFL, citing "disrespect" for their Grand Institution. This is missing the point by a mile. The players, owners, and teammates taking a knee are doing it in solidarity with their teammates, and have missed the larger issue.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Proud American, 9/26/2017 8:49:56 AM     (No. 11395910)

The solution is staring us right in the face and is so obvious!

In our family we stand for the National Anthem whenever and where ever it is played this includes the games on the TV at home.

It is my understanding that in the NFL "rules" book it states that players are required to stand for the national anthem, remove their helmets and face the flag with hand over heart or at their sides or face a LARGE $$$ penalty.

Well....then those who refuse to stand and show respect for the flag and our national traditions are to be fined the maximum penalty each and every time they do it and all money collected will be donated to the Red Cross.

Trust me as their wallets thin they will cease to "protest". It´s kind of like paying for a permit to protest in a city or town. You have to get a permit for it. Well, this is the cost of the permit.

I understand and respect the 1st amendment and that said there is a time and a place for everything. Kneeling during the National Anthem is neither the time nor the place to "protest" anything. I an very curious to know how many of those kneeling are volunteering in their communities on their days off and exactly how much they are donating to charities and causes of their choices.

You get much more done standing than down on one knee. I believe it is all showboating.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: CEP, 9/26/2017 8:58:00 AM     (No. 11395924)

I don´t understand why the NFL and those in it hate the USA so much? What is their problem?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: paral04, 9/26/2017 9:00:17 AM     (No. 11395926)

These slugs are using the stadiums that the American taxpayers are building to tell us to go to hell? Tear the damn things down. They are eyesores. Let the spoiled punks find real jobs.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: arkfamily, 9/26/2017 9:02:04 AM     (No. 11395932)

AS a person of faith, I do understand what is going on here. I had a similar situation happen to me awhile back. I accepted a job as a Sunday School Director and found out within weeks that I was expected to cover up anything that said Jesus or God after classes ended. Why? Because a non-Christian preschool rented the space. I said no and I knew why I was saying no.

Do these NFL players and owners know what they are protesting because I don´t. Are they protesting America, President Trump, poverty, police, or what?

I will say this that it has shown me how deeply embedded football is on a Sunday when we could be taking in a beautiful church service (the real ones), spending time with our children and grandchildren, taking in the beauty of this wonderful country, or whatever. Contrast that with these ego-filled, outrageously paid players and owners telling us hard-working, tax-paying American citizens how we should be living. By the way, if these players and owners are so concerned about poverty and oppression, why don´t they share their wealth. These includes celebrities. How often do we hear about players and celebrities getting caught up in drugs and alcohol? What a waste of money. . .

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Reply 28 - Posted by: fed-up, 9/26/2017 9:08:23 AM     (No. 11395943)

good points by many here.. but I´d add another one. Quit showing any of them! Don´t give them a public platform, as with the riots/protestors. Turm off the cameras.

Most don´t want a solution or an "awareness" of a perceived problem. They want dissention, they want others to choose sides. Everything is political.

If Tebow cant take a knee without a fine, then explain this, Goddell.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/26/2017 9:09:41 AM     (No. 11395945)

Last year I boycotted one team at a time that had players taking a knee or sitting during the National Anthem. San Francisco and the Baltimore Ravens were first. This year the National Thugball League made it simple, all of them are boycotted by me now. You can insult me once but you can´t insult me twice.
I´m an American first and watching these heathens playing is supporting their actions so I bow out.
As for brain injuries that could only help the brain dead idiots because they show no thought process now so an injury is an enhancement.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: bpl40, 9/26/2017 9:27:58 AM     (No. 11395970)

These useful idiots have been tricked by the Left and the MSM into protesting the results of the election held on Nov 8, 2016. They don´t know it but everyone else does. Insulting the Old Glory and the Star Spangled Banner is a losing proposition even from those who have been genuinely oppressed. For these overpaid sc*****s, way beyond the pale!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: John Farson, 9/26/2017 9:30:03 AM     (No. 11395973)

Here is some history to think about.
This started the Sunday before the final cut last year.
KK had a good idea he would be cut. So he did the protest and let everyone know about it.
He felt that it would be impossible for the team to cut him because he was a black protesting injustice to blacks.

He was right. Instead of cutting a player who wasn´t able to make the team on merit they opened Pandora´s box.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Gop_guys, 9/26/2017 9:46:24 AM     (No. 11396000)

Was it Mark Steyn that suggested to take away their helmets and pads?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/26/2017 9:51:01 AM     (No. 11396006)

Here´s a clue...this isn´t a protest, it´s a big FU. They have finally found something that really pizzes us off and now they´re going to double and triple down on it because they like how much it´s pizzing us off.

Who is the "us" they´re flipping off? It´s those who love our anthem, our flag, our country, our military, our judeo-christian religion, our values and traditions, our constitution, etc., etc, They hate us. They really, really do.

In short, they´re not on our team. WE are their enemy.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: dman, 9/26/2017 11:19:54 AM     (No. 11396131)

Respecting the flag and anthem says you are one of "us". You have been integrated into our society.

Kneeling says the opposite.

The work of Baptist minister (remember?) Martin Luther King is being undone, because those whose status he fought to advance have abandoned the Christian principles (including "render unto Caesar") that were central to his non-violent approach.

Congratulations, kneelers: you are effectively re-segregating our society. You have exposed the disconnect between the racial makeup of the players, and the racial makeup of the fans.

If you are not one of us, then so be it.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Butch59, 9/26/2017 11:20:36 AM     (No. 11396132)

I´ve decided to start a protest of my own. And anyone else can join. My protest is simple. I won´t watch any NFL game or go to any of their games. And I suspect that the loss of money will get their attention.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: rochow, 9/26/2017 11:47:09 AM     (No. 11396166)

On the Stewart Varney show this AM they were reading what it states in the players contract: stand at attention, hold helmet in left/right hand (I forgot which) when the national anthem is played and the flag raised......
So what´s the beef???
If a stewardess were to do what these people do she would be fired.
These guys are overpaid prima donnas who suddenly feel they should educate the viewing public what poor slobs they are! Perhaps the NFL should make it mandatory that they play not espouse political or other issues as their platform!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: mc squared, 9/26/2017 12:01:41 PM     (No. 11396181)

FTA: ´The league also faces problems with the high levels of brain injury players face´ How can we tell?

And no, they don´t have First Amendment rights when acting as representatives of their employers. The First only prevents the government from banning speech. I can conclude that the owners agree with what the players are doing to their franchise incomes.

Off the field and out of uniform they can do what they want (and suffer the consequences)


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Reply 38 - Posted by: Chiritwo, 9/26/2017 12:13:25 PM     (No. 11396199)

Has it dawned on anyone yet that football maybe finished in America - that right now it´s in it´s death throws. With brain injuries and parents not wanting their children to play, this behavior of the players and some owners might mean the end. I won´t be watching anymore, and I just started to watch it.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 9/26/2017 12:16:28 PM     (No. 11396208)

Are the protestors protesting racism and racial injustice, or are they protesting the national anthem and the United States? Since the protests are managed by a bunch of anti-American radical leftists, the answer is the latter. From that perspective, is it any surprise millions of people are telling them where to go? Do blacks and the NFL really hate America? If so, shame on them. If not, they need to wise up and realize they are being used.

There are many other ways for the NFL and its players to speak out against racism and racial injustice. Taking a knee during the national anthem is not one of them.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: MMC, 9/26/2017 1:13:19 PM     (No. 11396286)

Here is the deal. It is disrespectful to the fall and country to not stand during the National Anthem. Period.

You want to protest unfair treatment t, social injustice, a hang nail..do it on your time. I have yet to see these pampered elitist football players out protesting the breakdown of the African American family. The amount of black on black murder in Chicago.. or how school choice would allow poor families the same opportunity to get their kids educated across town.. so, NFL, as in not for long, better come up with a real good reason to turn th TV on Sunday.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: mrduc, 9/26/2017 1:18:53 PM     (No. 11396293)

We need to stop saying "taking a knee" and call it, "disrespecting the Flag." As in, "The Pittsburgh Steelers disrespected our Flag yesterday...." "Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots disrespected our Flag on Sunday....".

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Reply 42 - Posted by: dbdiva, 9/26/2017 1:33:10 PM     (No. 11396319)

As someone once said....... at some point Roger Goodell has made too much money. Right, Barry? Barry? Where are you Barry? I can´t HEAR you.


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Reply 43 - Posted by: rocco49, 9/26/2017 2:36:09 PM     (No. 11396409)

f the nfl.
f racism.
f castro.
f guevara.
f Malcolm x.
f stupidity.
f thug millionaires.
f illegitimate births.
f laziness.
f kneeling.
f liberals.
f em all.


Woke up, read this crap, put me in an f´ing mood.

I miss the America I grew up in.
This one makes me angry.
This one makes me sick.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: trapper, 9/26/2017 3:42:33 PM     (No. 11396532)

The biggest problem with the entire athlete protest movement is that it is based on either a misconception or an outright lie.

So, let’s just cut to the chase. African Americans make up only 12% of America’s population, yet are responsible for 52% of the homicides in America, and nearly all of those homicides are comprised of black men killing other black men. Using government statistics, a black man in America is 32 times more likely to be killed by another black man than by either a white man or a police officer.

Far and away the greatest threat to black men in America is other black men.

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We are so fortunate to have Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Stunning mastery of global events, policy, strategy, and diplomatic nuance at both the big and granular levels. During a keynote address, “Meeting the Foreign Policy Challenges of 2017 and Beyond” at the 2017 Atlantic Council – Korea Foundation Forum, Secretary Tillerson takes the opportunity to provide another eloquent “walk around the globe” outline of current foreign engagements and ongoing U.S. policy therein. If you watched the first one, you’ll also enjoy this one. The first 38 minutes consist of T-Rex taking a “jog”, as he put it, around the globe to

Oh Lordy – Senator Johnson Outlines
Scope of FBI Officials Sculpting Clinton
Exoneration Statement for Comey…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/14/2017 10:53:45     Post Reply
Senator Ron Johnson sends a letter to current FBI Director Christopher Wray questioning the surrounding investigative details about how the James Comey (July 5th, 2016) exoneration manuscript was changed and sculpted. (Full pdf below) Within the letter Senator Johnson shares the changes that were made to the manuscript, and asks Wray if FBI officials are aware of who made the changes and why. Prior revelations from within an ongoing IG report showed FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok participating in both the investigation of Hillary Clinton, and changing some of the manuscript to shape the narrative away from criminal conduct and toward

‘The Gloves Are Off’: Top General
Says U.S. Demolished $80 Million
in Taliban Heroin Labs
Breitbart National Security, by Edwin Mora    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/14/2017 6:41:46     Post Reply
WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S.-NATO coalition in Afghanistan has pulverized 25 Taliban labs used to process opium and its deadly heroin derivative, depriving the narco-jihadists of $80 million in illegal drug proceeds in the first three weeks of an unprecedented counternarcotics air campaign. Since November 20, U.S. troops and their Afghan allies have been targeting the Taliban jihadists’ opium business in their Helmand stronghold, the top-poppy producing province in Afghanistan. (Snip) While briefing Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Kabul, Brig. Gen. Lance Bunch, a top official with U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), described the ongoing air interdiction efforts as an unprecedented “counter-threat revenue campaign”

Public Overwhelmingly Reject ‘Soros
Plan’ for Mass Migration to Europe
Breitbart London, by Jack Montgomery    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/14/2017 6:37:23     Post Reply
The Hungarian government has received millions of notarised responses to its National Consultation on the ‘Soros Plan’ for mass migration, with the public rejecting it overwhelmingly. The consultation, which has received over 2.1 million notarised responses by post alone, was issued in order to gauge public support for the government’s determined opposition to the migrant crisis plan written by billionaire financier and open borders activist George Soros, who recently pumped $18 billion into what the Hungarian premier calls “bogus civil society organisations” to advance his goals. “Based on the results so far, practically every respondent said no to the fact that one



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What if Jeff Sessions is not asleep,
but instead playing possum?

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American Thinker, by Brian C. Joondeph    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/15/2017 6:53:27 AM     Post Reply
Conventional wisdom is that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asleep at the wheel – from recusing himself unnecessarily from the Trump-Russia collusion investigation to doing nothing about the politicization and weaponization of the Department of Justice. He also gave free rein to his deputy A.G., Rod Rosenstein, who is in turn allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller unlimited time, money, and jurisdiction to investigate President Trump´s entire life. Last summer, Trump expressed disappointment in Sessions, calling him "beleaguered," wondering why Sessions wasn´t looking into Hillary Clinton´s emails and true election chicanery. Rudy Giuliani was floated as a possible replacement. Was Trump truly

Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot
to clear Hillary Clinton, bring down Trump?

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Fox News, by Gregg Jarrett    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/15/2017 9:54:16 PM     Post Reply
There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. (Snip) Such a plot would show that partisans within the FBI and the Justice Department, driven by personal animus and a sense of political righteousness, surreptitiously conspired to subvert electoral democracy itself in our country. As of now, we have no proof beyond a reasonable doubt of such a plot. But we have very strong circumstantial evidence.

Ryan: Americans need to have more babies
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Scott Wong    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 12/16/2017 7:49:28 AM     Post Reply
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) suggested Thursday that Americans need to have more babies or risk a collapse of popular entitlements like Medicare and Social Security. “This is going to be the new economic challenge for America: people. Baby boomers are retiring — I did my part, but we need to have higher birth rates in this country,” Ryan, a father of three, told reporters as he riffed on how Republicans will tackle entitlement and welfare reform in 2018. “Baby boomers are retiring and we have fewer people following them in the workforce.

Actresses to Wear All Black at Golden
Globes to Protest Hollywood Sex Abuse

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Breitbart Social Justice, by Ben Kew    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/15/2017 11:37:38 AM     Post Reply
Female actresses attending this year’s Golden Globes ceremony are reportedly planning to wear only black in protest of the widening sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed Hollywood this year.According to E! News, the plan originally started with just a small group of women but gradually grew as other women wished to express solidarity. “So all of the female actresses and attendees, or most of them at least, are standing in solidarity together in a form of protest,” said ceremony host Jackie Oshry on The Morning Breath radio show. “They’re all going to be wearing black, obviously to protest the injustices

Santa, Christmas trees ´not appropriate´
for holidays, students told at University event

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Fox News, by Caleb Parke    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/15/2017 5:39:56 PM     Post Reply
Santa Claus, Christmas trees and the colors red and green are examples of inappropriate “religious iconography” during the holiday season, according to a paper distributed during a “Respecting Religious Diversity” event at the University of Minnesota."Jewish Hanukkah" is targeted, too, with menorahs and the colors blue and white also described as being "not appropriate." “Consider neutral-themed parties such as a ‘winter celebration,’” the handout read. “Decorations, music, and food should be general and not specific to any one religion.” It was part of a Dean’s Dialogues “Religious Diversity and Holidays” event within the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource

CNN´s Amanpour: Trump´s Use Of "Fake
News" Label Undermines Credibility
Of Democracy, Our World Order

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Real Clear Politics, by Tim Hains    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/15/2017 9:15:05 PM     Post Reply
CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Christian Amanpour discuss reports that leaders of Syria, Myanmar Russia, and other authoritarian states have all used the term "fake news" to dismiss credible reports they disagree with. Ryan Crocker, who has served as ambassador to several middle eastern countries joins the conversation. Amanpour said that Trump´s use of the term has given dictators around the world license to paralyze the press and if it goes on, it will put democracy and the entire world order at risk. "This is really serious, and it just has to stop. Because it is undermining not just our safety, but

Rahm Emanuel pitches new
Chicago motto: ‘The city
Trump will never sleep in’

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Avery Anapol    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/14/2017 9:45:12 PM     Post Reply
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is proposing a new motto for the city that takes aim at President Trump. Emanuel, who served as chief of staff under former President Barack Obama, told Stephen Colbert that he has declared Chicago a “Trump-free zone” and joked that its new motto is “A city he’ll never sleep in.” “We don’t want him,” Emanuel said on “The Late Show” Wednesday night. Emanuel told Colbert that multiple Chicago initiatives, such as public scholarships available to recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program and environmental regulations, do not line up with the

All I Want for Christmas...Is to Be as
Savage as Sarah Huckabee Sanders

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Townhall, by Brian L.    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/16/2017 5:24:57 AM     Post Reply
Democrats hate her (#Tolerance)... Feminists despise her (#GlassCeiling)... Progressives want her silenced (#Diversity)... And the liberal media dreads her. Who is she? She’s Sarah Huckabee Sanders. In case you’ve been hiding under a freshly broken shard of glass from one of the ceilings being broken all over Washington D.C. lately - keep reading, it gets better. She’s the 3rd female to ever hold the office of the White House Press Secretary. - Dee Dee Myers was the first under Clinton (1993-1994) - Dana Perino was the 2nd who served under Bush in 2007 And it’s no surprise that Trump put her there because she’s perfect for the job.

Cook County Commissioner Requests
UN Peacekeeping Forces to Chicago –
652 Homicides So Far This Year (Video)

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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/15/2017 3:31:46 PM     Post Reply
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin has requested UN Peacekeeping Forces to the City of Chicago to cut down on violence in the Windy City. Boykin says peacekeeping forces are needed to fight the “quiet genocide” in the streets of Chicago. The joys of liberalism: 603 people have been shot and killed in Chicago so far this year. 3,454 people have been shot. There have been 652 homicides in Chicago so far this year. CBS Chicago reported: Some politicians in the past have recommended deploying the National Guard to help Chicago quell gun violence, but Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin went

Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual
Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

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Variety, by Dave McNary    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/16/2017 5:10:55 AM     Post Reply
Spurred by the multitude of sexual abuse scandals, top Hollywood executives have tapped Anita Hill to chair the newly formed Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace. The commission made the announcement Friday following a meeting convened by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Nike Foundation founder and co-chair Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw, and venture captialist Freada Kapor Klein. “The Commission will not seek just one solution, but a comprehensive strategy to address the complex and inter-related causes of the problems of parity and power,” said Kennedy.

Exclusive: Prominent lawyer sought
donor cash for two Trump accusers

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The Hill, by John Solomon and Alison Spann    Original Article
Posted By: lindamay- 12/15/2017 11:53:17 AM     Post Reply
A well-known women’s rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews. California lawyer Lisa Bloom’s efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The

FBI Release Emails On ´Secret´ Loretta
Lynch-Bill Clinton Meeting Before FBI´s
Hillary Decision

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Daily Wire, by James Barrett    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/16/2017 4:43:02 AM     Post Reply
Friday afternoon, the FBI released a 29-page document containing Justice Department emails regarding the infamous meeting on the tarmac in Phoenix between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton just days before FBI Director James Comey gave his much-criticized announcement that he would not press for charges against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her "extreme carelessness" in handling classified material.The emails, spanning from July 1-3, 2016, contain correspondence among various DOJ officials to the leaking of the impromptu 30-minute meeting between Lynch and Clinton that the AG insists was merely a personal chat about their grandchildren and recent travels,


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