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  • 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...
  • East Bay High School Drops National Anthem From Rallies [San Ramon, CA]

    02/13/2018 12:40:16 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 28 replies
    CBS SF ^ | February 13, 2018
    SAN RAMON (CBS SF) – A seldom sung third verse of the National Anthem has led to the patriotic song being removed from rallies at San Ramon’s California High School. The decision has sparked a controversy among local residents and students. In a letter to the student body published in the school newspaper, Associated Student Body President Ariyana Kermanizadeh wrote the decision to drop “The Star Spangled Banner” from the school’s winter rally was made after students became aware of the third verse.
  • Kentucky All State Choir - National Anthem - 2018

    02/13/2018 11:37:48 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | Feb 8, 2018 | Ben Vivona
    Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm, everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel to sing the National Anthem
  • National Anthem - With Choirs of all Military Academies (Eagles v. Patriots!)

    02/04/2018 11:00:29 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 28 replies
    Youtube video ^ | 7/23/2006 | youtube video
    Outstanding National Anthem
  • AMVETS follows up rejected #PleaseStand ad

    01/31/2018 10:30:35 AM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 10 replies
    AmVets ^ | Jan. 25, 2018 | AmVets
    “Our message has always been patriotic and polite. It simply requests that people choose to stand during the National Anthem. It neither judges, vilifies or even opposes those who choose otherwise,” said AMVETS Executive Director Joe Chenelly.
  • NFL Turns Down 'Please Stand' Ad From Veterans Group Because of Its Political Bent

    01/25/2018 9:36:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/25/2018 | Leonardo Blair
    AMVETS, a group which describes itself as the nation's largest and oldest Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization with 250,000 members, has expressed outrage and disappointment with the National Football League after the group's one page ad with the message "Please Stand" was rejected by the NFL's Super Bowl program. "Freedom of speech works both ways. We respect the rights of those who choose to protest, as these rights are precisely what our members have fought — and in many cases died — for. But imposing corporate censorship to deny that same right to those veterans who have secured it for us...
  • NFL rejects Super Bowl ad from veterans group that asks players to stand during anthem

    01/22/2018 8:49:13 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 01-22-2017 | Nikki Wentling
    The National Football League rejected an advertisement for its official Super Bowl LII programs that urged players and people who attend the game to stand during the National Anthem, according to American Veterans, the organization that submitted the ad
  • College cheerleader who knelt during national anthem finds her dorm room door vandalized with...

    12/14/2017 10:14:25 AM PST · by Morgana · 112 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | DAILY MAIL STAFF
    FULL TITLE: College cheerleader who knelt during national anthem finds her dorm room door vandalized with N-word graffiti An Iowa college cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem was one of several students who had their dorm room doors vandalized with racist slurs. The word 'n*****' was scrawled in black ink on the door to sophomore African-American student Alyssa Parker's room during a string of racist graffiti attacks that plagued Stone Lake, Iowa's Buena Vista University's campus between December 8 and 11. Parker said that she and her roommate, Emerald Jones, were catching up on sleep after studying...
  • Watch: The Incredible National Anthem at Yesterday's Snowy Army/Navy Football Game

    12/10/2017 4:19:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 10, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Tim flagged this in his Saturday post about the annual Army-Navy football game, but I thought it merited its own post, just for maximum exposure.  The game itself resulted in Army's second consecutive dramatic victory, after 14 straight years of Navy triumphs.  Regardless, the performance of the Star Spangled Banner prior to the game, featuring the glee club from each military branch, was really beautiful -- especially amid the lightly falling December snow.  A stirring, patriotic tribute. "Goosebumps" is right:2017 National Anthem at the Army-Navy Game (Video) And here's how the game ended, with apologies to the Midshipmen: NO GOOD....
  • Pearl Harbor and Why We Stand

    12/06/2017 9:23:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    We were having an 8 a.m. coffee with family in their home on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam when the music started.Ringing through the morning, as happens every day here and on U.S. military bases around the world, was the melody of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,“What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming …”As the song plays, people strolling through the neighborhood freeze in their steps, cars pull to the side of the road, and even children stop playing and stand tall, exactly as they have been taught, to honor...
  • High School Cheerleaders Are Now Kneeling During The National Anthem

    12/03/2017 7:27:14 PM PST · by blam · 77 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-3-2017 | Gabrille Okum
    High school cheerleaders are also kneeling during the national anthem, according to a testimony from two high schoolers in Union City, Calif. Two high school students, Sasha Armbrester and Teana Boston, told NPR’s Youth Radio Friday that they are protesting police brutality at football games.Armbrester, a cheerleader for James Logan High School’s football team, said that the two girls originally learned about race relations from taking the same ethnic studies class at school, which made them reconsider supporting the National Anthem. “When Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee, a lot of people thought he was being unpatriotic. But for me...
  • Is This the End of the NFL?

    11/25/2017 12:23:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 94 replies
    NY Mag ^ | November 25, 2017 | Will Leitch
    A few weekends ago, at a seersucker-in-November southern horse-racing event I attended with some lovely and friendly people who will nevertheless be the first ones taken out when the revolution comes, a family friend, an older white man, asked me what I, the one sportswriter he knew, thought of the kneeling NFL players. I told him that while I stand for the anthem myself, I supported the players’ right to express themselves politically and encouraged him to worry less about the kneeling and more about what the players were trying to say. He snorted and said he was done with...
  • Top 10 National Anthems

    11/23/2017 2:38:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 4, 2014 | WatchMojo.com
    Whether it's a royal wedding or the World Cup final, there's only one way to mark the occasion musically! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 national anthems.