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  • The Glass House of the NFL

    10/05/2017 4:12:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies ^ | October 5, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The National Football League is a glass house that was cracking well before Donald Trump's criticism of players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. The NFL earned an estimated $14 billion last year. But 500-channel television, internet live streaming, video games and all sorts of other televised sports have combined to threaten the league's monopoly on weekend entertainment -- even before recent controversies. It has become a fad for many players not to stand for the anthem. But it is also becoming a trend for irate fans not to watch the NFL at all. Multimillionaire young players, mostly...
  • There's More to that Knee than Meets the Eye

    09/29/2017 9:43:54 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 17 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 28, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the meaning behind an NFL insult... Professional football players started refusing to stand for the National Anthem during the 2016 season, and it began as just a trickle of weirdos like Colin Kaepernick… but by late September, 2017, hundreds of pro football players were kneeling down during the National Anthem that begins the game, or even refusing to leave their locker room for it. This is obviously an issue for football players, owners, and fans. But some have asked why non-football fans care about it at all, much as theatergoers ask why what happens in a play or...
  • Chicago-area school board member defends likening American flag to ‘toilet paper’

    09/28/2017 9:55:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 28, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Chicago-area school member says she isn’t backing down from comments she made on Facebook equating the American flag with toilet paper, saying the flag is a meaningless piece of cloth and “a false symbol of hope” for black people. In a post on her personal Facebook page supporting NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, School District U46 board member Traci O’Neal Ellis wrote, “That flag means nothing more than toilet paper to me,” The Chicago Tribune reported. “And I promise you, I would take #TakeAKnee at school board meetings if my doing so would not be disruptive...
  • Unnecessary Roughness

    09/28/2017 6:19:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    If you like professional sports, a major reason -- perhaps THE reason -- you attend games or watch them on TV, is that it helps you escape from whatever occupies your mind the rest of the week. You certainly don't want the issues of the day encroaching on your enjoyment. The recent exchange of insults between President Trump and some in the National Football League was the latest indication that there is no safe place remaining where one can hide from politics. The game in London between the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars was doubly offensive because of the...
  • The National Anthem Protests -- Do Facts Matter?

    09/28/2017 5:58:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Where was the angry left when Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called the national anthem protests "dumb and disrespectful"? Let's focus on the "dumb" part. NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who started the protests, did so over the supposed widespread instances of police brutality against blacks. Kaepernick said, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. ... There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." According to the Centers for Disease Control, since 1968 police killings...
  • The Official Home of The President's Cup 2017 9/26 - 10/16 SHOW PATRIOTIC SUPPORT

    09/25/2017 7:57:48 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 12 replies
    The Presidents Cup website ^ | 9/25/2017 | Official Website
    For more than 20 years, the best players from around the world have come together to compete for the prestigious Presidents Cup. Presidents and Heads of State have served as Honorary Chairmen. Countries like Australia, Canada, Korea, South Africa and the United States have welcomed the global competition, which has crowned the U.S. Team as champions in nine of the 11 events.
  • Respect for Community and the Flag Can Bring the Country Together

    06/13/2017 6:00:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 13, 2017 | Salena Zito
    RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. -- Turn south along U.S. 14 to enter this Richland County seat and the first thing that catches your eye is the sun dancing off silver mixed with royal blue jutting out just so from the distant prairie on your left. Gradually, a sea of red and white stripes emerges in your vision. Soon, the only sound you hear is that of the wind furiously snapping hundreds of flags against their towering flagpoles. The chorus drowns out the brisk traffic whipping past you. It is eerie. It is sobering. And it is beautiful. It is the work...
  • Watch: Man Carrying American Flag Punches Berkeley Man Who Confronts Him for Carrying Flag

    04/15/2017 5:00:10 AM PDT · by davikkm · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | BREITBART TV
    Kyle Chapman, known as “Based Stickman” on Facebook, was arrested in Berkeley, CA Monday after fighting with a group who confronted him for carrying an American flag around town. Chapman was walking around Berkeley wearing a baseball helmet and toting the flag while being filmed to promote a free-speech rally scheduled for Saturday. A group of youths approached Chapman, telling him and his cameraman to leave. One man got in Chapman’s face, challenging him to fight. Chapman then punched his aggressor in the face. As he swung, another member of the group hit Chapman with a skateboard.
  • Students Wearing American Flag Accused of ‘Blatant Racism’, Forced to Apologize

    03/17/2017 2:46:48 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 55 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 03/17/2017 | Rufus Shinra
    Only in America and other western countries do displays of patriotism and national pride appear to be branded as "racist" or bigoted, as students wearing patriotic attire at a local high school basketball game soon discovered. The issue started during a basketball game between Valley High and Des Moines North High School. Some students from Valley High supported their team by wearing patriotic attire such as red, white and blue shorts and shirts. On the surface nothing seems out of place. After all, why would wearing the flag of the country you're living in and displaying your patriotism be unacceptable?...
  • FedEx delivery driver lauded as a hero after stopping protesters from lighting American....

    01/28/2017 3:25:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 36 replies ^ | January 28, 2017 | staff
    FULL TITLE: FedEx delivery driver lauded as a hero after stopping protesters from lighting American flags on fire A FedEx delivery man is being praised as a patriot for stopping a group of protesters from lighting American flags on fire. Matt Uhrin intervened twice during a small protest against racial and social injustices in Iowa City, Iowa, as the group set the stars and stripes alight. He can be seen on video scuffling with protesters and wrestling the flag from them as he uses a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
  • Reheating the Hot Button of Flag Burning

    12/01/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | December 1, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Well, look what’s back: the instantly compelling and ultimately confounding parlor game of “What do we do about flag burning?” Dormant for years, largely because this is something virtually no one ever does, the flag burning issue is back. You could hear it knocking lightly when several idiotic pro athletes decided to lodge their concerns over policing issues by showing public disdain for the flag that is a symbol of the nation that has made them free and wealthy. Throw in the Donald Trump victory, which has dredged up some of the most hateful and juvenile reactions in election history,...

    10/06/2016 5:46:26 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/06/16 | Col. Bill Connor
    I refuse to watch any NFL games while Kaepernick and other players continue to disrespect the flag. Symbols do matter –deeply to me – and this great nation God gave us matters Pres. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag.” Indeed. But with the start of the 2016 National Football League (NFL) season, Americans have become witness to a shockingly disgraceful – and in some quarters, mimicked – display...
  • Police union stands for American flag

    09/18/2016 6:44:03 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    On September 17, 2016, Larry Brown of Larry Brown Sports reported: Four Miami Dolphins football players kneeled during the national anthem last weekend as a sign of protest, and their actions are not sitting well with the local police. The Broward County Sheriff's Office Deputies Association, which is a union representing the local law enforcement, sent out a statement urging officers not to provide security detail for the Dolphins unless ordered to do so. Kneeling during our National Anthem is the latest phase for NFL players, and some soccer players, to "protest" the horrible slave-like conditions of playing in the...
  • School District: Betsy Ross Flag Symbolizes “Hate”

    09/15/2016 5:06:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 168 replies
    Todd ^ | September 13, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    A Michigan school district called the historic “Betsy Ross” flag a symbol of hate and profusely apologized after students displayed the flag at a recent high school football game. “To wave a historical version of our flag, that to some symbolizes exclusion and hate, injects hostility and confusion to an event where no one intended to do so,” wrote Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent Daniel Behm in a letter to parents. The controversy surrounding the 13-star flag erupted on Sept. 9th during a football game between predominantly white Forest Hills Central High School and predominantly black Ottawa Hills High School,...
  • Colin Kaepernick hears the boos

    09/01/2016 7:44:17 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 71 replies
    N.Y News ^ | Sept. 1 , 2016 | Ebenezar Samuel
    As Colin Kaepernick kneeled down, the boos rained down on him, loud and explosive. And the boos didn’t stop, either - even if you could hear the slightest smattering of cheers in a few moments, too.On Thursday night against the hometown San Diego Chargers, with “Salute to Military” night as a backdrop in a city with one of the nation’s largest naval bases, though, that backlash was suddenly conflicted. Kaepernick was booed during the anthem, when he took a knee (instead of sitting, as he’d done a game ago) during the national anthem, his helmet in hand.
  • SC school bans American flag from football games

    08/29/2016 12:45:21 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies ^ | August 29, 2016 | Victor Skinner
    School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at last evening’s football game have resulted in concerns being raised in our community. I am writing to assure that any decisions made regarding American flags...

    08/29/2016 10:08:43 AM PDT · by shortstop · 54 replies ^ | 08/30/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    All Colin Kaepernick did was connect the progressive dots. He got an A on the test. His conclusion -- that the United States is an evil nation built and maintained for the oppression of black people -- is exactly the point made repeatedly by President Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic platform and any number of progressive candidates and activists. He did nothing that their words have not implicitly demanded time and time again. At the end of last week, in a meaningless preseason NFL game, meaningless back-up 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat down through the national anthem as a sign...
  • SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt’

    08/29/2016 9:40:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 106 replies ^ | 8-29-2016 | WSPA
    FULL Title: "SC high school bans American flags at football game, feared it could be used to ‘taunt or be unsportsmanlike’" TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – School officials’ decision to ban students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game is creating controversy in a South Carolina school district. On Friday, Travelers Rest High School principal Lou Lavely banned students from carrying American flags into a football game against Berega High School, because a lot of students at Berega are Hispanic. Lavely contends the American flag could have been used to taunt those students, WNCN reports. “Some events at...
  • CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should

    08/08/2016 5:36:17 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 67 replies
    BPR ^ | 8 Aug 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    CNN host says Michael Phelps shouldn’t carry US flag, but a ‘Muslim’ should . . . Americans are furious (Full Title) Liberals wanted U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps to give up the honor of carrying the American flag and leading his country’s athletes at the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic games Friday night. He’s the wrong color and the wrong sex. After Phelps was chosen by his fellow Olympians, the U.S. Olympic Team tweeted: But coming in a close second to Phelps in the team’s vote was Ibtihaj Muhammad, a woman, an African-American and a Muslim to boot. What could...

    07/27/2016 9:24:06 AM PDT · by shortstop · 7 replies ^ | 07/27/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    What kind of political party forgets the American flag? Seriously. How can you gather to nominate a candidate for president of the United States, in the city of our nation’s birth, and forget the American flag? I’m talking about the Democratic National Convention. On Monday, as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren spoke, as amnesty for illegal aliens was demanded, there was no American flag. As Cory Booker quoted the words of the Pledge of Allegiance, it took Republicans watching at home to notice – and care – that the symbol of our Union and nation was absent. It’s in every...