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NFL’s kneeling comes to abrupt
halt: Protesters miss playoffs

Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 1/16/2018 4:49:27 AM

NBC plans to televise any players who refuse to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl, but there may be nothing to show. It appears that NFL players are no longer taking a knee during the national anthem, namely because none of the teams with still-active protesters has qualified for the postseason. By the end of the regular season, only five teams featured at least one player regularly sitting or kneeling on the sidelines for the anthem: the Seattle Seahawks, the San Francisco 49ers, the Miami Dolphins, the New York Giants and the Oakland Raiders. None of those franchises made the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: greatGreyhounds, 1/16/2018 5:19:31 AM     (No. 11511920)

Still not watching a minute of the NFL, this year, or any other...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 1/16/2018 5:32:26 AM     (No. 11511924)

Maybe now that the kneelers are free from grandstanding at the National Anthem Playing, they´ll all band together during the off season and champion whatever they were actually protesting, action wise? Wouldn´t hold my breath of that?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander, 1/16/2018 5:47:57 AM     (No. 11511935)

Let´s see what those kneelers do in the off season besides partying´, chasin´ ho´s, or committing felonies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: strike3, 1/16/2018 5:56:20 AM     (No. 11511941)

It doesn´t matter, the entire NFL officially endorsed this racist and flag-disrespecting spectacle all year. I will do my part in inflicting maximum pain and I hope to hear that this is the first Super Bowl with empty seats and an Oprah-sized television viewer count.

Last year, the only thing worth watching was Tom Brady´s final ten minutes out of the entire four hours. This year I´ll be walking the dog.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 1/16/2018 6:23:10 AM     (No. 11511962)

Doesn’t matter, I’m done with them for good. Never going back.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 1/16/2018 6:51:42 AM     (No. 11511973)

Ditto to all the above

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Shucky, 1/16/2018 6:52:17 AM     (No. 11511974)

The nation´s karma ran over the kneelers´ dogma.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: congar, 1/16/2018 7:23:50 AM     (No. 11511994)

Somehow the brief expression of hostile opposition by a bunch of overly pampered multimillionaires doesn’t have the same impact of a Rosa Parks sitting on a bus over 60 years ago. If they expressed this in private in the locker room, I could muster some respect. Otherwise, not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kdog, 1/16/2018 7:42:25 AM     (No. 11512007)

It would not surprise me if NBC worked a "retrospective" into their broadcast somehow.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 1/16/2018 7:44:26 AM     (No. 11512010)

Nope. Still not good enough, goodall endorsed it and as long as Goodall is the NFL bossman, I do not watch. Period. My life this season without the NFL has been wonderful. I took a sewing class, bought a super nice sewing machine and have been having a grand time with my new skill. My wife is the envy of the block: "You husband sews? OMG!". I also joined a group that helps advise young entrepreneurs on how to turn their business ideas into reality. It´s been incredibly rewarding. Without the NFL kneeling and Goodall, I never would have been part of all that. I never realized how much NFL football was taking away from my life, my family and my community..

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snapper451, 1/16/2018 7:46:46 AM     (No. 11512012)

Pretty certain I have seen pictures of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling. Nasty city, nasty players, nasty fans (ask Santa).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Namma, 1/16/2018 7:55:46 AM     (No. 11512018)

I won’t even watch the sports segment on the local nightly news. I don’t know anything about the football season. And I don’t care. Oh wait. I do know that the Browns did have a perfect season. Yep. And I don’t care

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Reply 13 - Posted by: zzzghy, 1/16/2018 7:57:24 AM     (No. 11512020)

Haven´t watched since Week 2. Never going back. Thus endeth 50+ years of NFL fandom, and I´m not missing a thing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/16/2018 8:06:21 AM     (No. 11512026)

I couldn´t care less...I figured out a long time ago that watching a bunch of gorillas crashing into each other play after play wasn´t quality entertainment.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bubby, 1/16/2018 8:10:23 AM     (No. 11512028)

I believe NBC is hoping for kneelers at the Super Bowl so they can once again remind its viewers just how racist this country and our President really are. But I don´t watch their news and I´m not watching their Super Bowl for the first time in more than 50 years. Screw the NFL and their social justice bull excrement which is nothing more than a euphemism for hate whitey. I guess Roger Goodell never read the fairy tail of the golden goose and it´s not about designer sneakers?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 1/16/2018 8:12:03 AM     (No. 11512031)

Amazing how a few clowns brought the Circus down....An end to their lives as they knew it...Who´ll pay for their few seconds of ´hunchin´ ,´crunchin´ and ´clownin´ after running around in a mostly empty stadium...
Never realizing, THEY Killed THEIR own golden goose?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: vegasgrump, 1/16/2018 8:12:06 AM     (No. 11512032)

I haven´t watched a game all year either, but when I went to my friend´s house for our group´s weekly Mah Jongg game she was wearing her Viking´s jersey and viking horned hat. She was very happy about Minnesota´s last- second win. I may have to peek at their game next weekend.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 1/16/2018 8:33:54 AM     (No. 11512049)

Look at #10! What an amazing group we L-dotters are.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 1/16/2018 8:36:10 AM     (No. 11512055)

The truly sad part - - - -

All of the kneeling was based on lies - - gasoline thrown onto the sparks by none other than the President of the United States.

Lies about Ferguson - - about Trayvon - - about Freddie Gray - - about Prof. Gates. All smears and lies against the police fostered by an America-hating marxist.

Even sadder - - the dopes who kneeled will never, ever realize how they were used as idiots.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Live Free or Die!, 1/16/2018 8:42:03 AM     (No. 11512059)

In the future NFL stadiums will be converted to weekend venues for flea markets. Kind of like the old drive-in movie theaters.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: gone2pot, 1/16/2018 8:59:22 AM     (No. 11512073)

Pretty much what everyone said except the one from the silver state. Mrs G2P sews, quilts, makes clothes, has a bazillion dollar Bernina and this sewing stuff is WAY beyond my pay grade. I couldn´t grasp it if I lived to be a thousand. My brain´s maxed out at making round stuff outta mud. Way to go O one from the Fallon Strike U state. I am seriously impressed.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/16/2018 9:10:24 AM     (No. 11512081)

There are playoffs? I have been too busy doing meaningful tasks to watch any sports last year. Besides, politics has been great sport.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: Quigley, 1/16/2018 9:12:13 AM     (No. 11512082)

I guess if you’re a bad player you have to find some other schtick to shine at. They’re apparently good at getting down on their knees and nothing else.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/16/2018 9:12:57 AM     (No. 11512083)

Kudos to Mr. #10. I tried, I really tried to give a crap about the teams. But I just couldn´t work it into my busy schedule. The guy from 2ndVote said it best. When soccer takes over as America´s favorite sport to watch on TV, thank the pussified NFL and their quasi-leadership. That said, the Vikings would have been my sentimental favorite. May they be the last to bankrupt.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Southern Oracle, 1/16/2018 9:28:16 AM     (No. 11512096)

Animal Planet´s Puppy Bowl ratings will be through the roof this year.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: p51dmustang, 1/16/2018 9:34:29 AM     (No. 11512099)

The NFL has done theme selves in. Weather a team kneels or does not kneel now, they all approved of the behavior through out the season.

Let the teams and players eat mud pies.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/16/2018 9:36:50 AM     (No. 11512103)

I´m not ruining a perfect season by watching NFL football. I´m on the verge of boycotting the younger ´thugs in training´ with college football next. The thugs of Alabama were just as bad and I´m tired of hair extension hanging out of helmets onto the backs of jerseys. It was refreshing to watch the Army Navy game and not witness that.
The NFL and sports media might talk of dropping attendance this year but they are still counting season ticket sales but wait until next year. Those millionaire knee takers in the future might be negotiating contracts with a payroll more like Terry Bradshaw era figures. When it´s over their next move is taking a knee while working on a UPS dock. Let that sink in but I´m not watching the Planet of the Apes again.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: sanddollar, 1/16/2018 9:46:21 AM     (No. 11512111)

I haven´t watched any games or read about it in the newspaper or on the news.

Did anything positive come out of these so-called protests? I don´t think so.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/16/2018 9:48:23 AM     (No. 11512112)

The NFL didn´t respect their customers, and a lot of them left. The NFL no longer considers their customers, thinking they will acquiescence to any indignity. The NFL is way out of control.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: 100percenttexan, 1/16/2018 10:08:42 AM     (No. 11512128)

I have not been watching any NFL games this year but I have been following the exploits of Case Keenum with The Vikings. He represents the best of what athletics should be.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/16/2018 10:27:11 AM     (No. 11512148)

Sports in general have been less and less popular in my house once the thugs took over - NBA first, then the NFL. The anthem protests finished them off for me. I haven´t watched a game this year.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bgarrett, 1/16/2018 10:32:19 AM     (No. 11512156)

NFL Negro Felons League

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Reply 33 - Posted by: happy conservative, 1/16/2018 10:38:17 AM     (No. 11512163)

#15, that would be FORMER President, praise the Lord!



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Reply 34 - Posted by: happy conservative, 1/16/2018 10:39:06 AM     (No. 11512166)

Oops, correction, #19 not #15. Sorry, #15 for the misdirection.


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Reply 35 - Posted by: NotaBene, 1/16/2018 10:44:37 AM     (No. 11512170)

Don’t mess with President Trump, kneelers.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 1/16/2018 10:57:06 AM     (No. 11512187)

Kneelers or no kneelers, you still have the NFL fully devoted to giving away millions to the charities of their choice (like BLM, I guess).

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Reply 37 - Posted by: legalart, 1/16/2018 10:57:53 AM     (No. 11512188)

Karma, baby.

Good riddance. Watching either.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/16/2018 11:02:03 AM     (No. 11512198)

Is it coincidence that the kneelers´ home cities are squarely in blue vote virtue signal territory?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: joew9, 1/16/2018 11:17:06 AM     (No. 11512223)

Haven´t watched NFL games since the league went thug about 10 years ago. But still attended Superbowl party. No longer even attending the party. I am so done with sports.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ginadee, 1/16/2018 11:37:37 AM     (No. 11512252)

have you noticed that just about anything blacks are involved in turns into ruin? their neighborhoods, their schools, their stores, etc. no wonder sports teams are right up there too. what next?
and don´t even mention their politics....maxi waters, sheila jackson leigh, obama.....
and the beat goes on....

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Reply 41 - Posted by: blizzard, 1/16/2018 11:51:10 AM     (No. 11512273)

The Browns and the Seahawks are the biggest kneelers, and both missed the playoffs.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Golden, 1/16/2018 12:12:43 PM     (No. 11512298)

Until Goodell is gone I will not watch another game. Freggen pansies.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/16/2018 12:17:36 PM     (No. 11512304)

I never knew there were sports psychologists. Maybe it´s indicative of the boorish behavior of sports icons.


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Reply 44 - Posted by: starboard, 1/16/2018 12:27:37 PM     (No. 11512318)

I´m an old NFL fan from the early sixties. It was something I truly enjoyed with my father. I have fond memories of watching the games on Sunday together.

But nothing will make me turn on the TV now. When the NFL owners renewed Goodalls´s contract is when I said finito NFL.
It will never be the same.


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Reply 45 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 1/16/2018 12:30:50 PM     (No. 11512321)

That´s what happens when you allow politics in sports. You lose. Keep politics out of sports!

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Lefticide, 1/16/2018 12:48:28 PM     (No. 11512337)

Never watched football. Never will. Never saw a need to.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: dman, 1/16/2018 1:00:58 PM     (No. 11512354)

Codify it - put it in the contracts. Then I might reconsider. For now, however: I´ll watch hockey.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Talega, 1/16/2018 1:06:02 PM     (No. 11512357)

The ONLY reason anyone watched the NFL sh**show this season was fantasy football. All my drinking buddies had their picks in by preseason, and no one anticipated the whole league would pull this juvenile maneuver. 2018 will be an entirely different kind of collapse.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Smart11344, 1/16/2018 1:52:13 PM     (No. 11512420)

I don´t kneed the NFL. I stopped after Colin K. kneeled last year. I had no withdrawl symptoms.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 1/16/2018 1:53:19 PM     (No. 11512422)

I´m with #25. The Puppy Bowl has been our go-to game for many years. Our bernese mountain dog, Remington (after the firearm) is captivated by dogs on TV. Our fun is watching him. His older "sister" our border collie, Trooper, doesn´t even know the TV exists. She´s like me, I have no awareness of this thing called "NFL?"

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Reply 51 - Posted by: fairplay, 1/16/2018 1:57:50 PM     (No. 11512431)

I was shocked to see the NY Jets advertise on TV for 2018 season tickets!

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Reply 52 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/16/2018 1:59:27 PM     (No. 11512435)

The fact us the Super Bowl is the highlight of the year for the NFL--a league that seems to endorse and/or allow the players to kneel.

These players can demonstrate their disgust by kneeling. I will demonstrate my disgust by changing the channel.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: rocco49, 1/16/2018 2:40:30 PM     (No. 11512473)

I left jungle-ball long before the kneelers!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: motorcycleboy, 1/16/2018 4:46:59 PM     (No. 11512575)

This veteran will never salute the kneelers, or their enabling bosses.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Omen, 1/16/2018 5:16:59 PM     (No. 11512614)

The Pats vs the Jags this Sunday.
Remember the Jags played in London where they stood for God Save the Queen & kneed for US.
Root for the Pats to crush the Jags.
Poetic Justice!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/16/2018 5:29:50 PM     (No. 11512632)

NFL is Hollywood corruption personified. I´ll never waste my time watching. I hope they all go bankrupt.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: IdahoGal, 1/16/2018 5:57:23 PM     (No. 11512655)

NFL is dead to me and my household. Even hubby, who has watched all his life says NO!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 1/16/2018 6:41:16 PM     (No. 11512692)

Hey, everybody, remember not to watch the Super Bowl commercials either. Those sponsors are enabling the NFL´s boorishness by paying those huge prices for Super Bowl air time. Let them pound sand.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/16/2018 6:56:36 PM     (No. 11512702)

Maybe instead of calling them "kneelers", we should call them Monica Lewinskis. They both use their knees. If they take offense, then maybe they should stand up!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/16/2018 7:07:17 PM     (No. 11512712)

A few months ago a behavior specialist called into the Chris Plante show and explained why the protesting teams kept losing - it was because they started out angry and with negative attitudes and it affected their ability to focus on the game and play.

Back when I was in karate, my instructor told us that, if you go into a sparring match thinking that you’re going to lose, you will. Attitude is about 95% of everything in life.

Looks like that specialist was correct.

I hope that the Super Bowl is a bomb.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 1/17/2018 8:38:07 PM     (No. 11513869)

Dear NFL:
I did not watch any regular season games.
I did not watch any playoff games.
I will not be watching any super bowl this year.
Your advertisers got zero results from my house this year.
Here´s my deal. I will be back if you bring this anthem and flag protest to a total halt. Until then, Buh bye.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: kidsmom, 1/17/2018 9:54:01 PM     (No. 11513945)

The way I see it, I invite these athletes into my home every Sunday (Monday, Thursday) to celebrate their talents, and they choose to come in and spit on my floor because they have a complaint. So....I´ll do as Delanie Walker (Titans) suggested: If I don´t agree with what they´re doing, just don´t watch. I´m not watching (or supporting, or buying, or cheering) until all of them stop kneeling or hiding in the tunnel, start standing for the anthem, get rid of Goodell, and issue a joint apology to the American people for being mannerless idiots. I think I´ll have a long wait.

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SEATTLE — After intense lobbying by local businesses and a bold threat by Amazon to curtail development in its hometown, the Seattle City Council on Monday approved a smaller and more limited tax on big companies than originally envisioned. The new tax — dubbed the “Amazon Tax” by locals — will fund affordable housing and homeless services in a city whose economic boom, driven in no small part by Amazon, has priced many residents out of the area and forced some onto the streets. Amazon, which halted two major expansion projects in Seattle in protest over the larger tax increase, said it

Nunes, Gowdy accuse DOJ of launching
anonymous attacks on congressional investigator
Fox News, by Catherine Herridge    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/15/2018 4:28:39     Post Reply
Two senior House Republicans are accusing the Justice Department of being behind “anonymous attacks” in the press targeting a House Intelligence Committee GOP staffer who helped author the committee’s well-publicized memo alleging surveillance abuse by the FBI and DOJ during the 2016 election. The same House staffer is also a driving force behind the latest Russia records standoff. "I would have a lot more respect for DOJ or House committee Democrats if they would take out their frustrations on members of Congress, and leave staffers alone,” South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told Fox News

‘A rogue state’
Washington Post, by Scott Wilson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/14/2018 5:05:15     Post Reply
Dublin, Calif. - For nearly two decades, Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. Don Laventure has kept inmate records at what was once one of the nation’s largest jails, a campus of low cement buildings set among seasonally green hills. He knows his work. Yet since January, a flowchart drawn in green highlighter has hung over the window above his desk at Santa Rita Jail. It is a cheat sheet for how to follow the rules imposed by California’s “sanctuary state” law, which provides broad legal protection from federal deportation to the state’s estimated 2.5 million undocumented immigrants. The chart is a collection of

The Palestinians’ real ‘nakba’
Boston Globe, by Jeff Jacoby    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/14/2018 5:00:01     Post Reply
SEVENTY YEARS AGO this month, on May 14, 1948, the state of Israel proclaimed its independence. The next day, a story in The New York Times — “Jews In Grave Danger In All Moslem Lands” — reported that Jewish communities throughout the Arab world were under siege. Jews were starting to be fired from their jobs or terrorized into fleeing. Across the region, said the Times, “the stage is being set for a tragedy of incalculable proportions.” That was no exaggeration. In the months that followed the birth of Israel — a birth midwifed by the United Nations but violently opposed

Mueller’s Investigation Crosses the Legal Line
Wall Street Journal, by Steven G. Calabresi    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 5/14/2018 4:34:51     Post Reply
Judge T.S. Ellis has expressed skepticism about the scope of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “What we don’t want in this country is . . . anyone with unfettered power,” Judge Ellis, who is to preside over the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, told prosecutor Deputy Solicitor General Michael Dreeben May 4. “So it’s unlikely you’re going to persuade me that the special prosecutor has unlimited powers.” Judge Ellis is right to be skeptical. Mr. Mueller’s investigation has crossed a constitutional line, for reasons the U.S. Supreme Court made clear in the 1988 case Morrison v. Olson. That



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Harry Reid undergoes surgery
for pancreatic cancer

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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Luis Martinez    Original Article
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Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer on Monday morning. The surgery, carried out on Monday at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, was to remove a tumor from his pancreas, according to a statement from Reid’s family. Reid’s doctor spotted the problem early during a routine screening and surgeons are conThe operation was first reported by KLAS-TV journalist George Knapp on Twitter. Knapp noted that Reid, who retired from the Senate in 2017 after opting not to run for reelection, had kept his diagnosis “very quiet.” Reid will undergo chemotherapy as the next

Pope Francis hints he may retire
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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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Vatican City — Pope Francis says he has thought about when it might be time to “take leave” of his flock. Francis made the comment during his morning homily Tuesday; the Vatican didn’t release the full text. Francis was reflecting on St. Paul discerning when to leave his flock in the care of others, a decision Francis said all bishops must make. He said: “When I read this, I think about myself, because I’m a bishop and I’ll have to take my leave.” Francis has said retired Pope Benedict XVI “opened a door” to future popes by resigning. While the 81-year-old pope

Donald gave us NO Satisfaction! Rolling Stones
guitarist Keith Richards reveals his band´s
bad experience with Trump as their 1989
tour promoter and urges US voters ´to*

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Daily Mail (UK), by Laura Forsyth    Original Article
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Rolling Stones star Keith Richards has told of the band´s bad experience with Donald Trump before he became US president. The rockers were left bruised after Trump was their promoter in 1989, on their Steel Wheels tour. The guitarist, 74, said the encounter left him demanding: ´You´ve got to get rid of this man!´ Richards told the BBC: ´He was the promoter for us in Atlantic City. It was (billed as) Donald Trump presents the Rolling Stones, (which was) in miniature. ´We never have much to do with promoters usually, but this one got me. That was the last time

Romney slams Trump’s choice of ‘bigot’
pastor for Jerusalem embassy prayer

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Associated Press, Times of Israel, by Staff    Original Article
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Washington - Senate candidate Mitt Romney of Utah said Sunday a prominent Baptist minister shouldn’t be giving the prayer that opens the US Embassy in Jerusalem because he’s a “religious bigot.” In a tweet, the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee criticized Dallas minister Robert Jeffress for his remarks about Jews, Mormons and Islam. The Jerusalem Open House on Monday also lambasted Jeffress’s participation, saying he had in the past called gay rights promoters “pedophilia activists” and said homosexuality was a “perversion.” Jeffress, a Southern Baptist who vigorously

Sally Yates warns of Trump ´tearing down
the legitimacy´ of the Justice Department

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Yahoo Finance, by Dylan Stableford    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said she had something to get off her chest about President Trump at the 2018 Ideas Conference hosted by the Center for American Progress on Tuesday: Don’t ignore his attacks on the rule of law. “What I worry about is the normalization of so much that is not normal,” said Yates, who was fired by Trump in January 2017 after refusing to comply with his controversial executive order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. “There is a time-honored tradition at the Department of Justice, at least since Watergate, that is nonpartisan,” Yates said.

Trump´s dangerous lies on Iran
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The Hill [Washington, DC], by Juan Williams    Original Article
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Martin Luther King Jr. once said there is nothing in the world more dangerous than sincere ignorance. Well, sincere ignorance had a banner day last week when President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal. A CNN/ORC poll taken shortly before Trump’s decision found that a majority of Americans — 63 percent — wanted the U.S. to stay in the deal. But get this: 62 percent of Americans believed Iran had violated its terms. To me, the second result is the more alarming. That poll is proof of sincere ignorance of the deal on the part of nearly two-thirds of Americans. They are under the spell of Trump’s

American Airlines bans emotional
support amphibians, ferrets, goats and more

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Chicago Tribune, by Lauren Zumbach    Original Article
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First United Airlines barred an emotional support peacock from boarding. Now American Airlines is telling passengers some of their service and emotional support animals - including goats, hedgehogs and tusked creatures - can´t fly. The carrier is joining rival airlines in tightening rules for passengers flying with emotional support animals, expanding the list of animals that can´t fly in addition to requiring customers vouch for their animal´s ability to behave. Federal laws require airlines to permit passengers with disabilities to travel with service and emotional support animals in the cabin, though airlines can require a statement from a licensed mental

Michael Bloomberg warns Americans
of ‘epidemic of dishonesty’ in politics
during Rice commencement speech

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New York Daily News, by Denis Slattery    Original Article
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New York´s other ex-mayor believes Americans are facing an "epidemic of dishonesty" in the nation´s capital that´s a bigger threat to democracy than terrorism or Communism. While Rudy Giuliani has embarked on a recent media blast on behalf of President Trump, former mayor Michael Bloomberg in a commencement speech Saturday at Texas´ Rice University warned of "an endless barrage of lies" and a trend toward "alternate realities." The three-term City Hall chief didn´t mention Giuliani or Trump by name. However, he instead blamed "extreme partisanship" for the current barrage of dishonesty in politics.

´I Feel Lied To´: U.S. Army Chaplain Says
ICE Arrested His Husband, Despite Saying
He Would Be Safe From Deportation

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Newsweek Magazine, by Chantal Da Silva    Original Article
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A U.S. Army chaplain who served in Afghanistan is fighting to save his husband from deportation after he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Charlotte, North Carolina. "He said, ´Do you think we´re going to arrest the spouse of an active-duty Army officer?´" Brown told Newsweek. (Snip) In a statement sent to Newsweek, ICE spokesman Bryan Cox said the couple´s "claims they possess a ´marriage waiver´ are not accurate." He said such a waiver, form I-130, "certifies the existence of a family relationship but does not confer any type of immigration benefit" and said Brown and Avila

Seattle City Council approves lower,
compromise head tax; Amazon blasts action

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KOMO Radio [Seattle], by Staff    Original Article
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SEATTLE – The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a controversial but compromise head tax on large businesses to pay for programs for the homeless. The tax would raise about $48 million a year – less than the original proposal of $75 million but more than the $40 million that Mayor Jenny Durkan had proposed. Durkan says she will sign the bill. Amazon, downtown´s economic giant, immediately blasted the proposal and what it said was a hostile approach to larger businesses that "forces us to question our growth here." The tax passed in an 8-1 vote on an amendment, but several

Here Come the In-Laws! Meghan´s Nephews
and Their Mother Touch Down in Heathrow
Five Days Before the Wedding Despite
Previously Claiming They Were Not Invited

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Daily Mail [UK], by Martha Cliff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/14/2018 11:42:59 PM     Post Reply
There has been much speculation as to which members of Meghan´s family will be attending her nuptials to Prince Harry in Windsor ion Saturday. And while her father has confirmed he will not attend it looks as though her nephews Tyler and Thomas Dooley along with their mother, Meghan´s sister-in-law, Tracy Dooley could be making an appearance. (Snip) Armed with no less than 13 suitcases the family cut a casual figure as they made their way out of the international airport having flown in from their home in Oregan. A cheerful Tracy could even be seen flashing a peace sign

The Bitterness Tour
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Townhall, by Cal Thomas    Original Article
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- When you hear "world tour" you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton. Last week, Hillary Clinton came to Melbourne, Australia´s second largest city, and to Sydney, its largest, with a huge chip on her shoulder. The chip has been there since the 2016 election and seems to be growing larger with every appearance. As with almost everything else the Clintons do, it cost to hear her bitterness. Those who went to hear Clinton speak, more than 5,000 people, paid between $200 and $500 Australian


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