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Giants owners blast Trump for ‘offensive
and divisive’ comments

New York Post, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 9/24/2017 7:04:47 AM

Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch had a harsh reaction to President Trump’s called for NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand for the national anthem. “Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” Mara and Tisch said in a statement Saturday. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.” Trump initially addressed the issue during a campaign rally speech in Alabama for Senator Luther Strange, asserting that owners should fire “any son of a b—h”


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 9/24/2017 7:18:32 AM     (No. 11393324)

No, fellas, his comments were right on the money (no pun intended).

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beca, 9/24/2017 7:19:47 AM     (No. 11393326)

I have no use for these men. If they were real patriotic men they would demand their players show respect. I hope the giants lise every forthcoming game.... and I hope people boycott every team but Dallas. Their owner won´t tolerate this activity. Bravo Jerry Jones.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bpl40, 9/24/2017 7:27:11 AM     (No. 11393330)

The Tisches are poster children for the NY based Left wing donor class. It is their money that feeds and nourishes the Swamp. Pay no attention.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tnorling, 9/24/2017 7:39:04 AM     (No. 11393339)

The players made their political statement, the owners theirs, and Trump his, all of whom have the right to say what they wish and the responsibility to accept the consequences, if any. I happen to agree with Trump although question the wisdom of his getting embroiled in this contretemps.

On the other hand I do think it underscores his patriotism and am disgusted that our president should be criticized for expressing it. The critics will regret it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Montwoodcliff, 9/24/2017 7:41:54 AM     (No. 11393343)

Tune out and stay away Giants fans. Besides, the team ain´t worth watching anyway.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: theoat, 9/24/2017 7:43:15 AM     (No. 11393345)

These protesters are losers, really take a look -- Giants, 49ers, Seahawks too this year and now a baseball player from -- Oakland As, Bwahha. Just shut up and play and you´re free to spend your time and MONEY off the field saying what you want.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/24/2017 7:44:41 AM     (No. 11393347)

Will someone please explain to these owners the meaning of the words ´inappropriate, offensive and divisive´? They haven´t a clue. The rich need not bother themselves with an education.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: G-Tom, 9/24/2017 7:47:47 AM     (No. 11393351)

I BLAST Mara and Toosh for being UNAMERICAN while using the taxpayers to provide them with a place of business. I´ve been watching the NFL since I was 10 (60+ years ago)Charley Conerly, Kyle Rote, Frank Gifford (although my fave was Detroit´s Doak Walker).

I NO LONGER watch every game that is shown and if there is ONE moment of anti American BS, off it goes and that gets easier to do, every day.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Montwoodcliff, 9/24/2017 7:55:48 AM     (No. 11393362)

Let´s take a look at just who is being divisive. Maybe it´s the guy with the Brillo hair, who wore socks depicting cops as pigs and who has the Commie girl friend who led him down this path in the first place. Now that politics has been inserted into the game, and unless owners take a stand against this crap, it´s curtains for the NFL. Remember the Falcons coach who said what NFL stood for. He said "Not For Long"!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 9/24/2017 8:02:42 AM     (No. 11393369)

Buyers beware. Today the NFL teams are a bad investment. After Trumps speech, Roger Goodell´s crappy come back and now the Giant´s owner, I soon suspect that the teams will be selling at the junk price very soon. The fans had enough, we have respect for our military and the flag, not these two bit thugs on the football field. Sponsors will drop them like a hot potato. Watch. This is the tip of the iceberg.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/24/2017 8:14:21 AM     (No. 11393383)

Hopefully the NFL owners that allow this nasty disrespectful behavior will go broke.

IF the Players are so IN for the supposed oppressed why are they NOT giving their paychecks to them?

This is all talk the talk but NONE of them are walking the walk!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: koax, 9/24/2017 8:38:54 AM     (No. 11393413)

The progressives say that those who disrespect America have a right to free speech,

but the President does not have a right to free speech.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Pepperblue, 9/24/2017 8:51:15 AM     (No. 11393426)

Proves you don’t have to be smart to be wealthy; however, you have to be smart to ramain wealthy. Owners don’t understand that when you alienate your base, the source of your financial support, your wealth ebbs away — very dumb.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ivehadit, 9/24/2017 8:56:43 AM     (No. 11393430)

I am a YUGE college football fan but I detest the NFL and have for a very long time. Why? Because they have a despicable culture and are a terrible influence on our youth.

This "kneeling protest" is clearly an Alinsky Agitation but I keep wondering what is the end game. Obviously the continuation of racially dividing America is one, but is getting rid of what is quintessentially American-football-another? They have long been trying to do this by pushing soccer. I have my suspicions.

They will rue the day.

And once again, the Left, up to their usual schemes as D´nesh speaks of, is using those for their own ends which ALWAYS ends up hurting the very ones they claim they want to help.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/24/2017 9:02:24 AM     (No. 11393440)

No. The behavior of these athletes is offensive and divisive. And the fact that the owners are too intimidated to put a stop to it is even more so. High time that these overrated, overpaid and ungrateful dopes were knocked off their pedestals.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 9/24/2017 9:11:15 AM     (No. 11393449)

The NBA and NFL are now gang groups. We don´t watch any of them and continue NOT to watch. If people start not going to the games, not buying their overpriced products and boycott their advertisers, they will begin to notice the message. Money talks. The fans are the ones ultimately paying their obscene salaries. Free speech? Yes, just not on your employer´s time.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jj1319, 9/24/2017 9:14:58 AM     (No. 11393454)

Ken Stabler was very good at doling out punishment for improper play. All routes would go in the direction of the offending player. It didn´t take long. It´s called smash-mouth football.

Can I get a witness? (it´s Sunday)

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jjlizzie, 9/24/2017 9:17:46 AM     (No. 11393457)

I must have missed it when the Giants owners were upset at Kaepernick wearing socks that depicted cops as pigs and pictures of Fidel Castro. I guess that isn´t as divisive as Trump saying players should stand during the anthem.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chillijilli, 9/24/2017 9:24:40 AM     (No. 11393464)

Couldn´t someone make a fortune selling tee shirts/ hats using that circle/slash sign to replace the word NO as in:
Football: No Politics
Baseball. No Politics.
Education: No Politics
Religion: No Politics
Basketball: No Politics
Security: No Politics
Healthcare: No Politics
Journalism: No Politics
Movies: No Politics
Music: No Politics
Law and Order: No Politics
Business: No Politics
TV: No Politics

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Uno, 9/24/2017 9:38:18 AM     (No. 11393478)

Patriotism and respect for the Flag and the National Anthem are as American as apple pie, Football, Baseball, Basketball Horse Racing, Auto Racing, morals, scruples, hard work, productivity and generosity.

There was never any need to "fundamentally transform" America except to weaken her by pulling her away from these ideals!

Fly-over America and President Trump understand this. Leftist and the Elites don´t!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 9/24/2017 9:38:25 AM     (No. 11393480)

The owners and commissioner are beating the tin pans as hard as possible because they don´t want to concede that a) they pay the players´ wages and control their contracts and b) the players are the only people they have control over.

What´s more divisive than petulant look-at-me displays?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 9/24/2017 9:40:12 AM     (No. 11393482)

The Giants team not only stinks - - it is populated by the most immature, self-absorbed cretins imaginable.

The Maras used to be a class act - - now they´re just another bunch of sniveling leftists. Good riddance!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Iowamarinesdad, 9/24/2017 9:52:17 AM     (No. 11393502)

So asking athletes to respect the flag and America is divisive but giving Americans the middle finger is not ? Ok, got it !! Makes perfect sense.

Sarcasm off.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 9/24/2017 9:55:39 AM     (No. 11393505)

I grew up in NYC.

Because of these unAmerican jerks disrespecting the flag of our ancestors, I have (literally) this morning thrown away my Giants memorabilia. It was fun. It´s over. I´m moving on.

No more NFL for me until those who would disrespect our flag are fired.

This country can have the politics of personal identity and go the way of the Balkans. Or we can all be patriots, as imperfect as America is, and thrive another 237 years.

Can´t have it both ways.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/24/2017 9:56:13 AM     (No. 11393507)

An example of NFL owners who object to President Trump bringing to a head the fact the some of their employees, professional football players, have been publically disrespecting the National Anthem, the American flag, and the country, while they are being paid big money by those team owners. The reason for that is to keep from losing a lot of money those owners will soon have to get off their butts and make a business decision.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/24/2017 10:23:19 AM     (No. 11393535)

Why don´t these media types just quote Trump instead of putting it in their own words? It was not a long quote. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a "B" off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired,” Trump didn´t TELL the owners to fire anyone. It was a hypothetical. Nevertheless, no one in the media is reporting it that way.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Avikingman, 9/24/2017 10:25:37 AM     (No. 11393536)

If the Maras and Tisch are so knowledgeable, how did the Giants wind up with the dumbest coach in the NFL, McAdoo?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 9/24/2017 11:05:52 AM     (No. 11393570)

“Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,”

Talk about hypocrisy! The black NFL Kneelers are promoting what the owners are accusing the President of doing?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jacooley, 9/24/2017 11:46:33 AM     (No. 11393613)

I wore the uniform of my country proudly. If sports teams have a problem with our flag, well, then I guess I have problem with them.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jacksin5, 9/24/2017 11:48:41 AM     (No. 11393617)

The memo has gone out. Robert Kraft has released a statement which mirrors this one.

The "Patriots", no less. Soon to be the Patriots, no more.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: wsdiego, 9/24/2017 11:57:53 AM     (No. 11393634)

The players are the "offensive and divisive´!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Krause, 9/24/2017 12:15:33 PM     (No. 11393663)

The fewer the fans the less the income for the NFL and owners, and player pay will go down. The fewer the fans the less they can charge for advertising. The fewer the fans the bigger the loss for the networks that have made huge long-term contracts for TV rights. It´s all down hill from here. And, the protests are turning off way more people than those who endorse them. It´s failure all around.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 9/24/2017 12:19:18 PM     (No. 11393671)

Decide what country you want to do business in and abide by the rules, or LEAVE!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: paral04, 9/24/2017 12:49:03 PM     (No. 11393712)

What does the Commander and Chief of our military say to the survivors of lost men and women of the military when spoiled, overpaid thugs disrespect the flag that represents what they died for? He says what he has said. That is what. The NFL should be boycotted, and football fans should support their local high school and pee wee leagues.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: agrunt, 9/24/2017 1:19:38 PM     (No. 11393762)

KC ownership seems to be on the same side of the field as Dallas.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/24/2017 2:00:40 PM     (No. 11393817)

And the athletes insulting the vast number of Americans is somehow uniting us?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/24/2017 2:22:44 PM     (No. 11393845)

Trump is my president. He will make an indelible mark in history. Most NFL players just fade away. The owners and management sticking up for an overpriced entertainment, now mixed with politics is a stupid move and these fat cats who own teams makes me wonder how they became fat cats. Feral cats is more like it.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: winnie1, 9/24/2017 4:33:56 PM     (No. 11394001)

Mara is just venting because his team sucks.

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Posted By: Tianne- 12/12/2017 12:38:57 PM     Post Reply
Margaret Thatcher was born one. So were predecessor Prime Ministers Benjamin Disraeli and William E. Gladstone. Diana, the princess of Wales, too. Also William Pitt, who presided over the British victory in the French and Indian War and lent his name to Pittsburgh. And, according to some university authorities four decades ago, me as well. We were all born commoners. But — despite what newspapers, websites and television stations on both sides of the Atlantic have reported with wonder and wild-eyed delight — Meghan Markle, the actor who is to marry Prince Harry, is not a commoner. She’s an American, and

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Faces Criticism
over ‘Slut-Shaming’ Tweet

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Breitbart.com, by Charlie Nash    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 12/12/2017 3:55:27 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) faced criticism for saying that President Donald Trump “slut-shamed” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with a non-sexual insult, Tuesday. After President Donald Trump made a post on Twitter claiming that Sen. Gillibrand “would do anything” for campaign contributions, Sen. Warren made her own post accusing Trump of “slut-shaming.” “Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand?” asked Sen. Warren in her post. “Do you know who you’re picking a fight with? Good luck with that, @realDonaldTrump. Nevertheless, #shepersisted.” Are you really trying to bully, intimidate and slut-shame @SenGillibrand? Do you know who you´re picking a fight with? Good

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski
blames Melania, Ivanka Trump
in diatribe about president´s tweet

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Fox News, by Brian Flood    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/13/2017 1:00:52 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski is still fired up about President Trump’s tweet mocking Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and took her frustrations out on first lady Melania Trump and first daughter Ivanka Trump. “[Trump] should have apologized for being a sexist pig,” Brzezinski said. “And the women around him, his wife, who has a platform against cyber bullying, that’s a joke. That’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.” Brzezinski then shifted her attention to Ivanka Trump, “Who came to Washington… to develop a platform for women,” but has stood by her father. “Go home. You’re doing nothing if you stand

One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/12/2017 5:02:04 AM     Post Reply
Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature. The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify the expense and public expectations of the special-counsel appointment. Soon the investigators need to

Former top spy rethinks: Maybe we
shouldn´t have attacked a new president

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/12/2017 5:05:17 AM     Post Reply
"Mr. Trump continues to exhibit paranoia about American intelligence agencies," wrote the NeverTrump conservative Max Boot in the New York Times a week or so before the president took office. "Consumed by his paranoia about the deep state, Donald Trump has disappeared into the fog of his own conspiracy theories," declared the Times´ Maureen Dowd. "Paranoia seizes Trump´s White House," reported Politico, noting the suspicion that "career intelligence operatives are working to undermine the new president." Actually, they were. "It´s no mystery why Trump doesn´t trust U.S. intelligence agencies," Bloomberg´s Eli Lake wrote last month. "As the old saying goes:

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee dead at 65
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San Francisco Chronicle, by Rachel Swan and Demian Bulwa    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 12/12/2017 7:29:26 AM     Post Reply
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at age 65, his office said. The sudden news came in an email from the office at 2:23 a.m. It read: “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we confirm that Mayor Edwin M. Lee passed away on Tuesday, December 12 at 1:11 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Family, friends and colleagues were at his side. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anita, his two daughters, Brianna and Tania, and his family.”

Lois Lerner: ‘Exceedingly low’ public
interest in her IRS testimony

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Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/12/2017 12:48:24 AM     Post Reply
Former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that there’s “no legitimate” reason why the public should see her testimony about her role in tea party targeting, pleading with a judge to keep her deposition permanently sealed. Ms. Lerner and her former chief lieutenant, Holly Paz, have said they faced death threats in the past, and say they fear any more attention to their behavior would spur a new round of harassment. They said there’s “exceedingly low” public interest in having their depositions released, and they said tea party groups are pushing for disclosure out

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