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  • Rex Ryan wishes he never supported Donald Trump: 'I'm pissed off'

    09/25/2017 12:51:48 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 11 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 25, 2017 | Ryan Wilson
    Back in April 2016, then-Bills coach Rex Ryan agreed to introduce then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a rally in Buffalo, a decision Ryan now regrets. (Snip) On Sunday Ryan, who now serves as a commentator for ESPN, responded: "When you look at it, we all grew up in an NFL locker room," Ryan said on the set of "Sunday NFL Countdown," which included former players Randy Moss, Matt Hasselbeck, Charles Woodson and Anquan Boldin, and co-host Sam Ponder. "We don't have those issues, you know what I mean? "Everyone's always been united. Yeah, the views are different but lemme tell...
  • Burning My Steelers Gear

    09/25/2017 12:18:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/24/17 | Jim Heaney
    Can't come out and stand for our anthem or flag? I'm done with you. #BoycottPittsburghSteelers #BoycottTheNFL
  • I am Done With The NFL Burn Your Gear And Boycott

    09/25/2017 12:13:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/24/17
    My great uncle died in pearl harbor our family has had Marines and Army and Navy enlisted our son currently serves in the US Army that flag stands for every veteran Who is willing to lay down their life for their country and their fellow soldier no more disrespect of this great nation and our great patriots
  • Trump Urges Fans To Boycott NFL Over Anthem Protests

    09/25/2017 12:07:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    President Donald Trump on Sunday urged fans to boycott National Football League games to pressure it to fire or suspend players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, intensifying a battle over politics, social justice and race in America's most popular sport. But in the first NFL game since Trump touched off the spat Friday with an expletive-laden speech to supporters in Alabama, at least a dozen players on the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonsville Jaguars, playing in London, took a knee Sunday during the playing of "The Star-Spangled banner." Others stood and locked arms in a show of solidarity....
  • Weiner due in court for sentencing in sexting scandal

    09/24/2017 10:51:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 25, 2017 12:31 AM
    Anthony Weiner is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday in a sexting scandal that some blame for Hillary Clinton’s presidential loss. The former New York congressman faces up to 27 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor. Prosecutors say he broke the law by having illicit contact with a 15-year-old girl, including asking her to “sexually perform” for him in conversations on Skype and Snapchat. The Democrat’s obsessive sexting habit not only destroyed his career in the U.S. House, but it also doomed his campaign for mayor and his marriage...
  • Mike Tomlin Steelers Coach Didn’t Want Army Vet To Stand For Anthem

    09/24/2017 10:02:44 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 24, 2017 | Coke Studio
    Coach Tomlin says that he respects the decision of his players to not appear for the national anthem. Yet he expresses clear disappointment with the decision Villanueva made to appear. So I guess player decisions are respected only when they fit the PC narrative. The relevant comments start at the 3:13 mark.
  • Will the Korean Economy Outgrow Japan’s?

    09/24/2017 9:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    InvestAsia ^ | September 24, 2017 | Reid Kirchenbauer
    It’s easy to think that South Korea doesn’t stand a chance of ever surpassing Japan. After all, the Korean economy is now barely over 1/4th its size. That’s despite strong growth over the past few decades. Japan was Asia’s most important regional power for centuries – at least until China caught up in 2010. However, Korea is a slightly poorer country and has just 50 million people compared to 120 million in Japan. You’d be correct in saying Korea probably won’t catch up to its larger, more populous neighbor in the short to mid-term. But there are several reasons why...
  • ABC/NBC Smear Trump, Claim Racially Coded Rhetoric on Kneeling

    09/24/2017 8:22:10 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 48 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 09/24/2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Since Friday, the liberal media had been foaming at the mouth after President Trump made a series of comments arguing that athletes who disrespected the American flag by kneeling should be either fired or suspended. Come Sunday, two of the Big Three Networks (ABC and NBC) were eager to smear the President with claims of racism and assertions that he on the wrong side of the issue. “And of course, all of this is playing out against the backdrop of a new ABC News/Washington Post poll showing 66 percent of Americans say that Donald Trump has done more to divide...
  • Disappointing victory for Angela Merkel as CDU sinks, nationalist AfD surges

    09/24/2017 8:22:07 PM PDT · by oblomov · 24 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 25 Sep 2017 | Elizabeth Schumacher
    Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force. With all 299 constituencies reporting, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the CSU came out ahead in Germany's national election on Sunday, with 33 percent of the vote. Rival Social Democrats (SPD) led by Martin Schulz tumbled to a mere 20.5 percent, while the Green and Left parties remained about the same as they did in 2013,...
  • New Version of Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Adds Sweeteners for Alaska (Typical)

    09/24/2017 8:16:04 PM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 24, 2017 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    WASHINGTON — An updated version of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill circulating among lobbyists and on Capitol Hill on Sunday night has changed to provide more benefits to Alaska, a move to appeal to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who has been highly skeptical of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The new version would grandfather Native Alaskans into Medicaid so they wouldn't lose coverage after the expanded Medicaid program is rolled back in 2020, according to a section-by-section summary of the new legislation obtained by an industry lobbyist

    09/24/2017 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 2 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | 9/24/2017 | unknown
    Gold Star Mother's Day! On June 23, 1936, a joint congressional resolution designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day and proclaimed annually by each president. In 2011, President Barack Obama amended the day to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.” The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and obtained a federal charter from the United States Congress. It began in the Washington DC area and soon expanded to include affiliated groups throughout the United States. The history of gold star mothers and their families begins with a young country thrown in the midst...
  • Exercise Starlight, Singapore’s military programme with Taiwan, is ending soon, claims China’s ...

    09/24/2017 8:12:14 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Independent, Singapore ^ | September 25, 2017
    “Exercise Starlight” is coming to en end, according to the Global Times. Citing unnamed Hongkong media, it speculated that the 42-year-old tradition of Singapore soldiers training its soldiers in Taiwan would soon cease, following Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to Beijing. It said: “Though there hasn’t been any official announcement, such military exchanges should have been stopped long ago… “The ‘Starlight programme’ is an unsolved problem between China and Singapore. In 1975, then Taiwan leader Chiang Ching-kuo and then Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew signed the programme. Since then, Singapore has been sending troops almost every year...
  • Italian Eurofighter Typhoon Crashes During Terracina Airshow Killing Test Pilot

    09/24/2017 8:07:57 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | Sep 24 2017 | David Cenciotti
    On Sunday Sept. 24, 2017, an Italian Air Force Eurofighter F-2000A Typhoon (most probably MM7278/RS-23) belonging to the Reparto Sperimentale Volo (Test Wing) has crashed into the sea at Terracina, 76 kilometres south of Rome. Based on the several videos that have already emerged on social media, the pilot Capt. Gabriele Orlandi was unable to /did not recover the aircraft at the end of a looping and didn’t attempt to eject from the jet. Here below you can find a few clips that have been posted on Youtube so far. Many more are being uploaded on Twitter and Instagram as...
  • 'Nero' at the 'Petting Zoo': Joy Reid Claims 'Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina'

    09/24/2017 7:17:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    In case you didn’t get enough MSNBC on TV, you can check out Joy Reid on The Daily Beast with a wild and woolly editorial headlined: “Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina: President Donald Trump … does not care … about brown and black people.” (Ellipses in the original.) At least it was marked “OPINION.” It also had the unsubtle subheadline “NERO.” Reid began with the usual flourish: As a dam cracked in Puerto Rico, spreading fear across an already devastated island, Donald Trump was in Alabama, calling a black former NFL player a “son-of-a-bitch.” During a 90-minute rant that veered...
  • NFL denies Cowboys' request to wear decal honoring fallen Dallas officers (August 2016)

    09/24/2017 7:13:38 PM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 47 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | August 12, 2016 | Fox Sports
    The NFL denied the Dallas Cowboys’ request to wear a decal on their helmets during the season that would have paid tribute to the five police officers killed last month in an ambush.
  • What if worst comes to worst with North Korea? China ‘must be ready’ for war on the peninsula

    09/24/2017 7:09:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    SCMP ^ | 24 September, 2017 | Liu Zhen
    What if worst comes to worst with North Korea? China ‘must be ready’ for war on the peninsula PUBLISHED : Sunday, 24 September, 2017, 10:03pm UPDATED : Monday, 25 September, 2017, 9:25am Beijing needs to come up with backup plans – either on its own or with Washington and Seoul – in case the crisis on the Korean peninsula escalates into conflict, a leading Chinese analyst has warned. But other observers said it was still too early to discuss a post-war Pyongyang with other countries, insisting there is no sign of the North Korean regime falling. In an article published...
  • Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot...

    09/24/2017 7:06:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | September 24, 2017 | President Donald Trump
    Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet.
  • John Dickerson Asks Adam Schiff About Trump Tower Wiretapping Charge

    09/24/2017 6:54:42 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 24, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember when the folks in the mainstream media almost universally mocked President Donald Trump's claim that Trump Tower had been wiretapped? With the recent news that Paul Manafort, who lived and worked in Trump Tower, was wiretapped that charge sure sounds a lot less laughable. Among those treating Trump's claim about Trump Tower being wiretapped more seriously is CBS's John Dickerson who asked Congressman Adam Schiff on today's Face the Nation if Trump was right on this matter.Of course, Schiff denied that Trump was right but Dickerson seemed to have a lot more respect for that claim. As you shall see,...
  • ‘Affirmative Action Bake Sale’ charges University of New Mexico students based on race

    09/24/2017 6:49:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 23, 2017
    A school bake sale organized by an on-campus activist group charged students based on their ethnicity, sparking critique and backlash at the University of New Mexico. Turning Point USA — which is not yet recognized as an official student organization — on Thursday doled out desserts in what they called “An Affirmative Action Bake Sale,” with prices for products varying based on the customer’s race.
  • Steelers Coach Didn’t Want Army Vet To Stand For Anthem [VIDEO]

    09/24/2017 6:43:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 185 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 9-24-17 | Peter Hasson
    Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin indicated Sunday night that he did not want offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to stand for the national anthem, instead of sitting it out with the rest of his teammates. Villanueva, a former Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, was the only Steelers player to stand for the anthem. While Villanueva stood in the tunnel, hand over his heart, the rest of the team remained in the locker room in protest of President Trump’s comments that players who kneel during the national anthem should be fired. (RELATED: Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers...