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Betsy Ross costs Nike plenty

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Posted By: Chris Jr., 7/2/2019 2:56:33 PM

When Colin Kaepernick objected, Nike stopped selling shoes that were a tribute to Betsy Ross, a woman legend of the American Revolution. Now that will cost the company millions in incentives Arizona offered to snag a Nike plant. It will cost the state 500 jobs. More than a million soldiers have died defending that flag that Nike turned its back on. The shoe featured the flag that legend holds designed the flag. That seems to be based on family lore. But she did more for America than any of today's quarterbacks did.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 7/2/2019 3:16:46 PM (No. 112147)
Question for the Tom Perez and the DNC- I consider myself a Democrat in good standing. Based on recent debates and other events in the news like this Nike thing, am I still allowed to celebrate Independence Day? Just asking.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 7/2/2019 3:25:02 PM (No. 112155)
Betsy Ross was considered a heroine when I was in school. I guess strong women still frighten the left.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/2/2019 3:25:03 PM (No. 112156)
I can't wear Nikes since they are cut on such a narrow last that my toes are squeezed. I don't have a wide foot either. I switched to New Balance a long time ago and am glad I did.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Delilah 7/2/2019 3:36:10 PM (No. 112169)
Nike was probably going to hire all illegals anyway to keep the profits coming so real citizens didn't lose a red cent.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hammondb3 7/2/2019 3:51:37 PM (No. 112180)
I am a bit conflicted on this because a flag on a shoe is not really what I would consider a sign of respect to start with...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared 7/2/2019 4:03:10 PM (No. 112196)
I think the point is that a dirt bag, US hating, low life can dictate to a big corporation we're in deep sheet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: cactus 7/2/2019 4:08:16 PM (No. 112200)
Sounds like old Colin equates the Betsy Ross flag to the Confederate flag. Wondering which American flag is acceptable to you Colin?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: skacmar 7/2/2019 4:13:04 PM (No. 112204)
What exactly is so offensive to Kapernick about the flag by Betsy Ross? I'm not sure, but don't think she owned slaves. Kapernick just likes to complain and throw his weight around with Nike because they are afraid of the monster they have created by featuring him in ads. Why anyone listens to him regarding anything is beyond me.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: SALady 7/2/2019 4:45:19 PM (No. 112221)
In that case, Its only fair that Nike cuts all ties to the Demon-Rat Party!!! There is nothing more closely tied to slavery in the history of this country than the Demon-Rat Party!!! They own slavery!!! Thanks for setting such a responsible and fair precedence!!!!!!!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 7/2/2019 4:47:24 PM (No. 112223)
#8 Not only did Betsy Ross not own slaves, as a Quaker, Betsy Ross was an abolitionist. In fact, the Quakers were the backbone of the Underground Railroad.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Clinger 7/2/2019 4:50:50 PM (No. 112227)
The road to respecting human dignity and equality (of value not necessarily capability) across the boundaries, of gender and race has been a long journey. To disparage the courageous people who risked everything to move that forward one step at a time because they didn't reverse the course of human history in one giant leap is Atrocious. The genuine heroes of that journey are all to be revered for what they accomplished not chastised for, for what they didn't do. Talk about arrogant ungrateful twits. We wouldn't have had a civil rights movement without the advancements of slave holding American Revolutionaries. And the very people who scoff at the American flag are the champions of reversing the journey of human dignity and sovereignty in the name of "progress." They in fact are clamouring for a more ancient form of subjugation. In classic American fashion of the time I believe the Betsy Ross story as handed down contains a great deal of liberty with the facts while simultaneously ignoring more impressive truths. We were a new nation desperately seeking a common new history, pardon the contradiction, independent of our British history and anxious to seize upon a good story that advanced our new identity.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: lil dotty 7/2/2019 4:55:59 PM (No. 112231)
“ So women waste money." Men have been saying this from the dawn of time. Nike is nuked; no one is happy, 'as you 'sew', so shall you reap.' ”
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 7/2/2019 4:57:36 PM (No. 112237)
I don't believe that Betsy Ross cost Nike one cent. I believe that Nike's idiocy cost them a lot.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Vincent Vega 7/2/2019 5:04:23 PM (No. 112242)
Absolute cowards.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 7/2/2019 5:12:53 PM (No. 112249)
Nike’s most recent quarterly shareholders’ report highlighted booming sales in Asia, so I guess the ChiCom flag is more appropo.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dipi 7/2/2019 5:14:22 PM (No. 112253)
Whether Nike realizes it or not, the Arizona subsidies will mean nothing compare to the number of customers Nike will lose.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: reefdiver 7/2/2019 5:50:23 PM (No. 112274)
Ditto #3
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Reply 18 - Posted by: padiva 7/2/2019 6:04:33 PM (No. 112281)
This creates a grand opportunity for another company for next 2020.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LaValette 7/2/2019 6:41:13 PM (No. 112301)
Ask yourself one question. Who do you think buys $300 sneakers?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Lawsy0 7/2/2019 8:49:55 PM (No. 112372)
Maybe instead of the Continental Colors, Nike constructed, they should consider Wokou swords, or pirate flags. People like Colin Kaepernick know little about American history, much less about Chinese history. Further, it is my hope the organization which originally sponsored Kaepernick and his ilk end in the basement of the bankruptcy dungeon. That means every team, every player and every owner. Those are NOT the people who died to make America free and brave.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Readaholic 7/2/2019 9:16:52 PM (No. 112390)
I think Nike engineered this so we'd all be talking about them again. We already knew it was a garbage anti-American company so there's nothing new here. We should stop giving them the attention they want.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: bobn.t 7/2/2019 10:30:32 PM (No. 112441)
He's not even a nickleback. He's a sad sack (of).
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