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´If I had a son, I´d have to
think long and hard before I
let him play football´: Obama
weighs in on debate over
violence in sport

Daily Mail [UK], by Staff

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/27/2013 3:54:30 PM

Football´s first fan isn´t sure he´d let his son play the game, in light of the impact it takes on its players. ´I´m a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I´d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,´ President Obama said. ´And I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence,´ Obama said.

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In your dreams. If he had a son and he took after his wussy father he wouldn´t even have the option. OTH, if he took after the Mooch that would be a different story. How long before 0bama sticks his nose into the business of the NFL?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/27/2013 3:56:40 PM     (No. 9142731)

How many times is Obama going to invoke the "if I had a son" theme?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/27/2013 4:07:26 PM     (No. 9142742)

The NLF union boss is good friends with Obama and they´re trying to raise the stakes and value of concussion claims against the NFL. Liberals couldn´t care less about football player´s health but when there´s an avenue for a class action suit they´re all over it.

There´s an assumption of risk playing any sport,you shouldn´t be able to sue the organizers of a sport when the risk is inherent in the sport before it was organized.

What if cops,firemen and soldiers started suing the orgs. they belong to when they get injured.Although,I´m sure there´s been many a workman´s comp settlement in some case.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 1/27/2013 4:11:10 PM     (No. 9142746)

But he will send our daughters into combat.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: andyboy, 1/27/2013 4:13:51 PM     (No. 9142752)

Considering the way Obama throws a baseball, it´s probably for the best that he doesn´t have a son who wants to play football.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/27/2013 4:15:47 PM     (No. 9142758)

Injured young people do not contribute to the Comintern.

Now that your health is the business of the goobermint.....you will be told what activities are allowed.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/27/2013 4:26:20 PM     (No. 9142775)

even a broken clock is right twice a day.

i have a son and wont let him play football any more now that he is in 7th grade and the kids are getting big enough to do serious damage to each other. he was a quarterback and linebacker and i did love to watch him play. he plays baseball and basketball instead.

i think god did not give 0bama a son for a reason.

also, while i enjoy Rush, he does not have kids and is totally clueless on kids and sports.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/27/2013 4:28:11 PM     (No. 9142780)

No more ´´mean´´ sports allowed in America. Just badminton and perhaps hopscotch. Just don´t swing the badminton racquet too hard - it will upset earth´s equilibrium and change the climate. And chalk for hopscotch must be ´earth friendly´, and made by unionized native peoples groups.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: noproblems, 1/27/2013 4:28:27 PM     (No. 9142782)

in regards to #4, it is a shame that there is not a requirement to have a triple digit IQ to post on this board

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 1/27/2013 4:33:03 PM     (No. 9142791)

I don´t find anything wrong with #4´s comment. Obama is a wuss!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 1/27/2013 4:34:13 PM     (No. 9142795)

C´mon Obama haters. Once in a while he is correct.

NFL players are not suing for bad knees, elbows, backs or legs. That comes with the territory of playing football.

They are suing because it is alleged that the NFL knew that sending players who were just concussed back into games was extraordinarily dangerous. And if there is proof of this, the owners have what is coming to them.

And nobody is suggesting that the NFL be banned, or marginalized like boxing. But do we really need leagues of 7-year-olds playing tackle football?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ginadee, 1/27/2013 4:36:45 PM     (No. 9142803)

Obama, you are too much of a sissy to produce a son. If you did have a son he would be light in the loafers like you are.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/27/2013 4:40:04 PM     (No. 9142812)

I recommend #3 for the post of the day!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/27/2013 4:44:48 PM     (No. 9142822)

He was y-chromosome challenged. And somehow I don´t think there will be any more chances.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/27/2013 4:47:11 PM     (No. 9142825)

Re #4, I´d like to have the popcorn concession for that.

Re #9, we don´t flame other posters around here.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/27/2013 4:56:25 PM     (No. 9142845)

Obama aside, the idea has merit. I told my kids, as a physician, I can tell you that football guarantees blown out knees. So, if you want to play tennis, jog, ski or shoot hoops with your kids and grand kids, pick another sport.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: DaBigGuy, 1/27/2013 4:57:23 PM     (No. 9142846)

First, it´s a stretch to put "Obama" and "think" in the same sentence.

Second, Obama did have a mythical son who played football, who found out playing football was far more safe than attacking a neighborhood watchman who was locked and loaded.

Third, some sports are simply dangerous in some form or fashion, and steps should be taken to minimize the risks. Otherwise, people can get severe brain damage. See "Harry Reid."

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/27/2013 5:13:44 PM     (No. 9142876)

Having known a few ex-pro football players, I would guess that they are not "sent" back into the game after having been concussed.

It´s more likely that they continued to choose to play and no one said no. They waved off the coaches and said "I´m fine..."



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Reply 18 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/27/2013 5:26:45 PM     (No. 9142897)

Don´t worry about it O, football is a man´s game!!!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/27/2013 5:50:24 PM     (No. 9142953)

#7, one does not have to have children in order to understand children and sports.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 1/27/2013 5:57:10 PM     (No. 9142966)

Gee.. And I thought Barry´s boy was Reggie love.. Or the new WH chef/ food nazi.. More contact sport than foot ball...

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Reply 21 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 1/27/2013 6:25:06 PM     (No. 9143020)

This, from the POS who claimed that he would never want his "daughters BURDENED by an unwanted pregnancy".

His viewpoints are so skewed from Reality that every time he opens his mouth - without exception - it is as if another chuck of his tiny, worthless brain oozes out to insult and disgust REAL Americans.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 1/27/2013 6:39:13 PM     (No. 9143037)

What a disgusting non-citizen, America hater. Doesn´t even like football.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: JimS, 1/27/2013 6:55:30 PM     (No. 9143059)

The only thing more disgusting than Omama´s ignorant statement was #9´s. Apparently, only the elite, blessed with high IQ, should post on this forum, in his opinion.
I think #9 lost his way from HuffPo.
And I´ll see your so-called "3-digit IQ" and raise you.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: cartcart, 1/27/2013 7:08:16 PM     (No. 9143070)

He is a pink taco.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: columba, 1/27/2013 7:22:13 PM     (No. 9143087)

I have a daughter, and I thought almost a hour about letting her join the American military. The answer was: No.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 1/27/2013 7:27:58 PM     (No. 9143098)

If the King had a son he would be sent to ballet lessons.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/27/2013 7:44:11 PM     (No. 9143119)

And his non football playing son would be just like Travon Martin, yes?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/27/2013 8:06:08 PM     (No. 9143149)

OK - - here´s the burning question - - - -

Did Trayvon Martin play football - - when he wasn´t breaking and entering into his neighbors´ homes?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 1/27/2013 8:11:09 PM     (No. 9143151)

#7, I have no problem with #4´s post. Obama sure looks and acts like a girly man to me.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: jt26, 1/27/2013 8:26:20 PM     (No. 9143171)

One of these days, Obama is going to speak and nobody is going to listen to him. I am waiting for that day.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/27/2013 8:31:20 PM     (No. 9143173)

I do have a son, and I´d let him play football or any sport--there are risks involved in any of them. What I wouldn´t allow him to do (and he doesn´t) is partake of the "choom".

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Ribicon, 1/27/2013 8:47:37 PM     (No. 9143201)

Having sex with strangers in a homo bathhouse is A-OK, though.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Kansas Conservative, 1/27/2013 9:18:13 PM     (No. 9143252)

Gosh - I actually agree with Obama about something! I will not let my son play that barbaric sport, either. Football is nothing but the modern version of Gladiators from the Roman Empire days.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/27/2013 9:46:51 PM     (No. 9143283)

If I had a hammer...

This is from the guy that is always going to his daughter´s sports events.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 1/27/2013 11:25:24 PM     (No. 9143375)

"Let him?" Aren´t these the same people who want no parental input if teens & pre-teens want birth control or abortions? Who want to keep the parents in the dark as to what leftie ideas they are teaching in the public schools? And want pediatricians to privately question kids about firearms in the home? So only when it comes to sports, the parents can have a say, is that it?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bubber, 1/27/2013 11:45:48 PM     (No. 9143387)

I thought Trevon was his pretend son...

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Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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