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  • Trump Will Ask Anthem Kneelers to Recommend Subjects for Presidential Pardon

    06/09/2018 11:36:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/09/2018 | Rick Moran
    In what he sees as a possible solution to the problem of NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, Donald Trump says he will meet with protesting players and ask them to recommend someone whom they feel has been unfairly treated by the justice system.CNN: "I'm going to ask them to recommend to me people who were unfairly treated," Trump said at White House Friday. Trump's contentious relationship with the NFL reached a peak last year when he lambasted players who took a knee during the National Anthem to protest institutionalized racism and police brutality. "You have...
  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WHITE HOUSE VISIT IS OFF ... Trump Suggests He Pulled the Plug

    06/04/2018 4:17:55 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 147 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jun 4, 2018 | staff
    Donald Trump has announced the plans for the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House to celebrate the Super Bowl victory is officially OFF ... and POTUS is making it seem like it was his decision. Instead, Trump says he will still have the United States Marine Band and the United Army Chorus playing the national anthem at 1600 Pennsylvania ... while he stands proudly and watches. The team was scheduled to visit on Tuesday ... without several key members from the team who opted out as a way to protest Trump's stance on the national anthem. But Trump says...
  • Go ahead, 'NFL stars' – make my day

    05/29/2018 10:48:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/29/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Here is a threat I really hope is acted upon.  It is time for a reality check for millionaire athletes who feel oppressed. From Danyal Hussain of the U.K. Daily Mail: Several NFL stars are reportedly considering not playing until Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid are signed by teams.  According to columnist Shaun King, the protesting players are hoping that up to 25 per cent of the league will join them in sitting out. BREAKING: Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is...
  • Again: They Kneel for a LIE!

    05/28/2018 3:27:49 PM PDT · by DWW1990 · 18 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 5/28/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I remember when taking a knee in football was one of the most satisfying things in this life. It used to mean one of two things: a well-deserved respite from the grueling grind of sweltering practices during the hot and humid late summer weather of the pre-season or the final magnificent moments before a looming victory in America’s most popular sport. … No, this isn’t really about “free speech.” If a group of NFL players used the field to protest against same-sex “marriage,” abortion, or some other wicked perversion held dear by the left, I’m almost certain that many of...
  • AMAZING: Crowd Reacted PERFECTLY When They Said National Anthem Wouldn’t Be Played Before The Game

    05/28/2018 2:36:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 40 replies
    I Love My Freedom ^ | May 28, 2018 | Jack
    On Memorial Day weekend, amidst a time of National debate over the NFL National Anthem rule change, American patriotism was tested. It prevailed. Friday, at a softball game in Fresno, an announced stated they wouldn’t be playing the National Anthem before Clovis High and Buchanan High played for the Central Section championship. According to the Fresno Bee, the announcer said “There will be no anthem, let’s just play softball.” On the weekend we pay our ultimate respect to those who have sacrificed everything for our freedom, the crowd wasn’t happy with the announcement. The Fresno Bee reported: Following a...
  • California Crowd Defies Announcer, Sings National Anthem at High School Softball Championship

    05/28/2018 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/28/18 | Joel B. Pollak
    A crowd attending the Central Section Division I softball championship in Fresno on Friday evening burst into The Star-Spangled Banner after being told by the announcer that there would be no national anthem before the game. The Fresno Bee reported: Before Clovis High played Buchanan Friday night for the Central Section softball championship, the announcer representing the section stated there wouldn’t be a national anthem prior to the game. Those in attendance at Fresno State’s Margie Wright Diamond weren’t having any of that. Following a loud chorus of boos, the patriotic crowd stood up and began singing “The Star-Spangled Banner”...
  • No anthem, no problem: High school sports crowd spontaneously breaks into song...

    05/27/2018 8:46:59 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 46 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5-27-18 | Michelle Ganney
    A crowd at a high school softball championship game burst into song after the announcer said they wouldn't be playing the national anthem Friday in In Fresno, California. According to Fresno Bee the stadium started booing after the announcer said: 'There will be no anthem, let's just play softball.' Fan Tiffany Marquez said she was 'shocked' when the announcer said they weren't going to play it. 'Within seconds, you could hear people in the crowd singing and the volume of their voices building. There I was, standing in the middle of a true testament to unity and patriotism.' After some...
  • No anthem? No problem -- Ballgame crowd sings it anyway

    05/27/2018 2:33:09 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/27/18 | Amy Lieu
    What happens when the national anthem isn't played before a ballgame? In Fresno, Calif., first the crowd boos, then it takes it upon themselves to sing it anyway -- a cappella. In a show of patriotism before Memorial Day, the crowd at a high school softball championship game at Fresno State's Margie Wright Diamond on Friday night launched into their own rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" after it was announced that the song wouldn't be played because it had already been played before an earlier game. “Honestly, I was shocked (when) the announcer stated, ‘There will be no anthem, let’s...
  • A proper place for sports and the national anthem

    05/27/2018 2:45:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Throneberry Fields Forever ^ | May 27, 2018 | Jeff Kallman
    ... We might suggest American (and Canadian, for that matter) professional sports leagues can it with national anthems before every last game or race but save it for games played on significant national holidays. Would it be terribly un-American if "The Star Spangled Banner" was saved for opening baseball games played on Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labour Day, to name the three major such holidays occurring during baseball season? Before football, basketball, and hockey games played on Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Presidents' Day? Before NASCAR races run on most of those holidays? (For that matter, would Canada consider...
  • Chris Long on the new NFL anthem rules: ‘This is not patriotism’

    05/24/2018 3:32:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 24, 2018 | Mark Dunphy
    On Monday, the NFL announced a new national anthem policy that allows players to stay in the locker room but leaves open the possibility of fines for players who choose not to stand during the anthem. Former Patriots defensive end Chris Long said the new rules reflect the owners’ fear of their bottom line, as well as President Donald Trump, not concerns about patriotism. “Don’t get it confused,” Long wrote on Twitter. “These owners don’t love America more than the players demonstrating and taking real action to improve it.”
  • NFLPA will “challenge any aspect” of anthem policy inconsistent with CBA

    05/23/2018 2:44:39 PM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    MSN News ^ | Josh Alper
    The NFL released a statement outlining a new anthem policy agreed to in a unanimous vote of league owners at this week’s meetings in Atlanta. The policy calls for everyone on the field for the song to “stand and show respect,” but allows for players and other personnel to remain off the field if they choose. It also calls for the league to fine teams whose personnel do not “stand and show respect” and allows teams to set their own “work rules” for players who do not stand for the song. After the NFL released its statement, the NFLPA responded...
  • NFL’s Proposed National Anthem Rules: Penalties for Kneeling Being Considered

    05/22/2018 5:08:46 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 36 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | May 22, 2018 | Albert Breer
    On Tuesday, NFL owners put three hours aside for a privileged session to speak—amongst themselves and family members—about the most sensitive of topics. One was how the league will handle players kneeling during the national anthem going forward. An idea being floated in the room goes like this: It would be up to the home team on whether both teams come out of the locker room for the anthem, and, should teams come out, 15-yard penalties could be assessed for kneeling. The league is currently being sued by Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, with the two unsigned free agents alleging...
  • Woman declines to sing national anthem at minor league game because she can't bring her gun

    04/13/2018 3:49:08 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 7 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 04/13/2018 | By Elizabeth Zwirz
    After being offered an opportunity to sing the national anthem before a Nevada minor league baseball game, a woman has decided to turn it down after learning that she can’t bring her gun to the stadium. Alishia Wolcott was picked by the Reno Aces to sing after she submitted an audition tape in March, she told Fox News. But after she and her husband went to the stadium on Saturday to attend a game as spectators, they saw security included metal detector wands, which she claimed was a new measure this year. "Upon walking up to the stadium we saw...
  • Alabama Football Team Prays For President Trump

    04/11/2018 4:22:52 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 4-11-2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Alabama Crimson Tide paid a visit to the White House the other day and it turned out to be one of those uniquely American moments. For the record – I happen to be a Tennessee Volunteer fan — but what the Crimson Tide did at the White House transcends football rivalries – even Southeastern Conference football rivalries. Coach Nick Saban gladly accepted President Trump’s invitation and said the entire national championship team would attend– regardless of political proclivities. “Coach Saban addressed it and just said, ‘Hey, we’re doing this regardless of your political thoughts,” offensive lineman Ross Pierschbacher told...
  • Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Says He Would Have ‘Knelt or Raised My Fist' in NFL Anthem Protests

    04/05/2018 12:34:13 PM PDT · by ethom · 91 replies
    The Wrap ^ | Last Updated: April 4, 2018 @ 8:20 | Beatrice Verhoeven
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he would “either have knelt or raised my fist in solidarity” in the clash between President Trump and NFL players kneeing during the national anthem. “I felt like our president’s responses were being dictated by the noise, and not the actual problem,” Johnson said in an interview with Rolling Stone, adding that the protests were “a cry for help.” He added: “I think when human beings are in jeopardy, and they ask for help, good-quality human beings, whether locally or at the highest level of office, they help.” Last year, Johnson criticized the way Trump...
  • Eric Reid says he won’t protest during the national anthem if an NFL team signs him

    03/25/2018 7:35:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matt Bonesteel
    We’re well into the NFL’s free agency period and veteran safety Eric Reid still hasn’t signed with a team, even though he’s proven to be a reliable contributor over five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Reid said his current unemployment stems from the fact that he has continued to protest social issues during the playing of the national anthem, even with former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick out of the league in 2017. On Thursday, however, Reid announced that he won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem upon his return to the field, instead promising to...
  • Texans not interested in signing players who kneel: agents

    03/05/2018 7:36:53 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/5/2018 | Justin Terranova
    The Texans are becoming the face of the anti-kneeling portion of the NFL. The Houston Chronicle spoke to two agents who said the team would not consider signing players who were seen kneeling during the national anthem. The report states that it’s not a directive from within the organization, but there is an understanding of which players Houston should pursue in free agency. It’s not Texans owner Bob McNair’s first foray into this controversy. McNair, according to ESPN, said in a league meeting last season that the league was letting “inmates running the prison.” Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins skipped...
  • Should Germany get rid of the word 'fatherland' from its national anthem?

    03/05/2018 3:34:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 5 March 2018 11:57 CET+01:00 | AFP/The Local
    On Sunday, the German government’s equality commissioner made headlines by suggesting that it was time to make the national anthem less macho. So will erasing the word “fatherland” do the trick? Kristin Rose-Möhring, equality commissioner in the Federal Family Ministry, believes it is high time that Germany changes the wording of its national anthem to make it more gender equal, newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported. The word Vaterland (fatherland) should be replaced by Heimatland (home land) and the word brüderlich (brotherly) should be replaced by couragiert (courageous), she suggested in an internal government letter seen by the tabloid. “Why don’t...
  • California #SJWs Misinterpret Anthem 'Third Verse'; Bans it From School

    02/14/2018 12:13:02 PM PST · by impetrio1 · 10 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 2/14/18 | Bob and Laura Parks
    An agenda-driven social justice activist and "educator" in California has found yet another young person that could be used to dismantle American values; a young person who conveniently has no frame of reference and was easily manipulated. The problem was in the misinterpretation of our National Anthem's "third verse" because it wasn't the proof of our white Founding Fathers being racists. It was about our nation's original oppressors....
  • High school students ban national anthem from pep rallies. (because it's racist) What the heck?

    02/14/2018 4:03:18 AM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    The Star Spangled Banner will no longer be played at rallies at California High School in San Ramon after student leaders determined the song is racially insensitive. "It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive, wrote the president of the school's Associated Study Body. "We had nothing but good intentions by removing the song so that we could be fully inclusive to our student body." [Snip] The student body president posted a letter on the high school's website defending the decision to ban the song by citing a third verse that...