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Trump urges fans to boycott the NFL and fire
players who kneel: The President escalates
his feud with athletes hours before
hundreds of players take the field

Associated Press, by Emily Crane (Daily Mail)

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 9/24/2017 8:09:09 AM

President Donald Trump has called for fans to boycott the NFL if players don´t stop ´disrespecting´ the US by kneeling during the national anthem - as his rant continues to draw backlash from high profile athletes. Trump had earlier denounced the protests by NFL players and rescinded a White House invitation for NBA champion Stephen Curry in a two day rant that targeted top professional athletes and brought swift condemnation from league executives and star players alike on Saturday. Early Sunday morning, Trump continued his Twitter tirade and called for an NFL boycott. ´If NFL fans refuse to go to games until

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 9/24/2017 8:12:43 AM     (No. 11393381)

Nailing down the 2020 vote.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LoneVoice, 9/24/2017 8:19:50 AM     (No. 11393390)

Trump is telling these over privileged jerks what millions of us normal people have been wanting to say for a long time.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: hamrman, 9/24/2017 8:20:14 AM     (No. 11393391)

It is about time that somebody addressed the issue of these overpaid, disrespectful brats!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: turninggrey, 9/24/2017 8:21:16 AM     (No. 11393394)

Finally, a POTUS with big brass ones.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fhancock, 9/24/2017 8:23:04 AM     (No. 11393396)

The players give the middle finger to America and Trump is said to be divisive...geesh

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin, 9/24/2017 8:26:43 AM     (No. 11393399)

The Ides of October - October 15, all America loving, hard working people sick of all this - boycott all NFL, games, TV, etc. Show a united front and make our thoughts known by our taking a knee on that day.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: southernboy, 9/24/2017 8:29:40 AM     (No. 11393404)

Little Emily lost me in the first paragraph. His post wasn’t a “rant.” And he rescinded the invitation after Curry was trying to make hay by pretending he might not go. Trump essentially said “Don’t bother. Your invitation is cancelled."


FTA”...President Donald Trump has called for fans to boycott the NFL if players don´t stop ´disrespecting´ the US by kneeling during the national anthem - as his rant continues to draw backlash from high profile athletes.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pilot222, 9/24/2017 8:35:06 AM     (No. 11393410)

Boycott them all. Overpaid paid thugs. If not for sports they would be looting. I am for Oct 15 .shut themdown. Shut them down!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MOAB, 9/24/2017 8:50:33 AM     (No. 11393424)

Start today don´t watch their games. It´s way past time to bring down the NFL.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/24/2017 8:59:33 AM     (No. 11393436)

Once again.......the Constitution only prohibits the Government from impinging upon free speech. Individuals and institutions are not bound by this amendment. The NFL or my daughters lemonaid stand can fire you for ´conduct unbecoming´ all day long and twice on game day.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: gravedigger59, 9/24/2017 9:02:42 AM     (No. 11393441)

The average NASCAR driver makes 10 times what the average NFL player earns. How come they are sitting in their car for the anthem an no one complains about them? That car is not going anywhere without them.

I think POTUS screwed up on this one.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 9/24/2017 9:03:21 AM     (No. 11393443)

My interest level in the NFL and the wnba is equal.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/24/2017 9:05:50 AM     (No. 11393446)

Just as the president has hit a homerun at the UN and given us all hope for the country, he veers off into this NFL silliness and reminds us how unserious he can be.
Calling General Kelly.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: louisianadeb, 9/24/2017 9:07:10 AM     (No. 11393447)


#11 - Try to keep up.....

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Reply 15 - Posted by: yuban, 9/24/2017 9:14:11 AM     (No. 11393452)

NFL silliness? Really? So to some good folk, disrespecting America is just silly. To me. silliness is paying thugs millions of dollars to play a game. I enjoy sports but I do not enjoy being preached to by some millionaire ego maniac snot nosed brat.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 9/24/2017 9:15:58 AM     (No. 11393455)

Yes. Thank you POTUS!! Escalate all the way - we agree!! I want to react physically with every mention of these idiots doing this. And now baseball. Jesus F.....Christ!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: volksford, 9/24/2017 9:18:47 AM     (No. 11393460)

They should be kneeling on both knees and thanking God they live in this country, instead of some third world dump.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: VAPMAN, 9/24/2017 9:30:09 AM     (No. 11393469)

How much can you make in Africa playing football, basketball or baseball? They don´t even know what these sports are. Just shut up and play and thank the Lord you live in this great country where you can make more money in one year then most people make in a lifetime.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 9/24/2017 9:31:16 AM     (No. 11393470)

It´s really easy for New Yorkers to boycott the NFL - -

- - given the garbage teams and self-absorbed players the Giants and Jets are putting on the field.

Never again.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: strike3, 9/24/2017 9:35:01 AM     (No. 11393473)

People who think this topic is "silly" have obviously never served in the armed forces of the United States and saw first hand how other countries treat their people. Those players who disrespect our flag would just as easily kneel down for ISIS and have their stupid heads sawed off. I predict this week will be the lowest ratings week ever for the NFL. Yes to October 15th, not that there was a chance in hell that I would watch one of their games anyway.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jjs, 9/24/2017 9:44:02 AM     (No. 11393485)

Not only is Trump POTUS he is the only adult in the room and is having to be a father to a nation of spoiled brats.

He speaks for an awful lot of people who are sick of these leftist and their antics. We are the customers. The NFL needs us more than we need them.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/24/2017 9:45:19 AM     (No. 11393486)

NFL fans pay a lot of money to watch professional football players play the game of football. They don´t pay their money to watch those millionaire football players disrespect the National Anthem and the country.

When on the sidelines during the opening ceremonies at football games those players are employees of the team owners and coaches who hired them. As employees they must follow the rules and regulations that are imposed by the owners and coaches. So the owners and coaches have the ball on that issue. Appeasing political actors on the sidelines will not make their emphasis on disrespecting the National Anthem and the country go away. So don´t be surprised if those disrespectful actions do not move onto the football playing field during the games. Again it will be the owners and coaches will have to make a business decision soon because the NFL behind the scenes is all about money.

Bottom line, a big target of those leftist protests are the local police who maintain law and order in African-American communities and big cities across the country. What would those places look like if the police were no longer there arresting violent criminals?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 9/24/2017 9:45:34 AM     (No. 11393487)

#11 needs to check their facts.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/24/2017 9:46:22 AM     (No. 11393490)

I may be wrong, but I think we can trace this latest craze back to Obama and his Justice Dept. It started when they pushed the "Hands Up, Don´t Shoot" lie and sports players swallowed it hook line and sinker. Obama never did tell them the truth. I wouldn´t be surprised if he is at it again from his bunker. The get out the vote meme for 2020 will be that Trump is a white supremacist. The same gullible people will believe him again.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: suejeanne, 9/24/2017 9:46:30 AM     (No. 11393491)

October 15th - sounds good to me -

but why not start right now?

I just checked our local tv schedule on the cable tv guide - the Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills - perfect!

Aqib Talib of the Denver Broncos viciously facemasked Corey Brown of the Carolina Panthers during the 2016 Super Bowl.

It would be beautiful if they had a lot of empty seats today.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 9/24/2017 9:48:48 AM     (No. 11393495)

Saw a discussion on TV where it was brought to light that one of the Team owners wanted to know after President Trumps questioning of the lack of respect for the country, "what about the respect for the NFL?"

Well excuse me, if you compare the country with the NFL, you might as well compare compare it to the Dollar Store!! Idiotic self aggrandizing mooks both the anti-American players and their team mates who stand by and say nothing.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 9/24/2017 9:50:02 AM     (No. 11393500)

My family bled and died under that flag for the freedoms these spoiled millionnaires are taking for granted. And they protest in the name of the thug who knocked over the bodega and tried to take the cop´s gun???

No more NFL for me.

ps: from the article: "rant" "tirade" ... bias much, AP?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 9/24/2017 9:56:05 AM     (No. 11393506)

#11 The NASCAR of which I am not a fan, are ready to do what they are there to do, they are not in the car our of disrespect to the country. Why don´t you write a letter to NASCAR and ask the question and perhaps you will get a better answer or you might single handedly make a change to something that no one had previously noticed or thought about. Those drivers probably never even thought for a second that they were in their cars out of disrespect nor did the PRO AMERICA fans.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/24/2017 10:06:06 AM     (No. 11393518)

Mr. President, how about Americans stand for themselves and refuse to submit their tax returns while corrupt Commisioner James Koskinen continues to serve at YOUR pleasure.

Drain the Swamp!

MAGA!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/24/2017 10:07:20 AM     (No. 11393521)

What´s a black millionaire full of himself suppose to do?
Why aren´t they putting their money to use helping black youths?
Some of this bravado has to do with the fact their leader is no longer in power, they now have some white guy.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Velox, 9/24/2017 10:16:06 AM     (No. 11393523)

I love it now they are saying Trump is disrespectful for saying something about overpaid athletes that are being disrespectful to America.
Our liberals make up somewhat less than half of the population, but make noise like they are a majority.
If good Americans stop supporting professional sports for just a few months the owners will be forced financially to take the proper action and support America.
Owners and coaches are afraid of their athletes.
For the most part the athletes are below average intelligence, but think they are smart because they make so much money. Most of them are out of money within a couple of years after getting let go. That shows just how smart they are.
I for one will boycott every professional sport on TV because that´s were they get most of their revenue.
They can detect how many people are watching a game and pay the NFL based on viewer numbers.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: Bubby, 9/24/2017 10:18:24 AM     (No. 11393529)

For those of you to embarrassed now to admit you have the NFL Sunday Ticket here´s the deal. You can´t cancel 2017 and get a partial refund to late to cancel. Further you can´t opt out of the auto/renewal for 2018 until the end of the 2017 season which I will do. I had to chat with a Directv service rep to find out here´s part of that chat:

"thanks so much for the info, I was checking on this for you, the option to stop the auto renewal will be available when this season ends, so we´ll be able to stop the auto renewal.
Andres P: We will also be sending emails prior next season starts to avoid auto renewals"

So Directv knows there will be some non renewals for 2018! So screw the leftist Goodell and the NFL owners siding with him. The leftists that are howling about President Trump´s right on comments don´t go to NFL games or even watch them on TV.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: harleynyc, 9/24/2017 10:22:14 AM     (No. 11393533)

#19- what´s the deal for singling out N.Y.
We gave you Trump. Love that Trump.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/24/2017 10:28:45 AM     (No. 11393537)

My point was not that the ugly conduct of some football players is silly. It is terrible and offensive and divisive and every other condemning adjective you can think of.
But it is sheer silliness for the President of the United States to get so time-wastingly and heavily involved.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: uno, 9/24/2017 10:37:05 AM     (No. 11393546)

...Annnnnnnnnnd a 200 million dollar advertising shortfall just turned into 400 million.
Great job NFL! s/

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Uno, 9/24/2017 10:40:50 AM     (No. 11393554)

Anybody going to a game today should just walk out if players take knee. It´s just a game. Put your country ahead of your personal entertainment.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: citizen, 9/24/2017 10:43:16 AM     (No. 11393557)

PT is CIC part and parcel of the presidency, so why shouldn´t he call out disrespect of our flag? Millions of veterans and their families agree and should support the boycott of every team/game where a player wants to kneel or make their "black power" sign. Thousands of other ways they can make their personal statements.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 9/24/2017 10:51:19 AM     (No. 11393561)

with any luck, this will cost betsy hodges and Murderapolis a billion lost dollars for their super bowl..
they have spent that much getting the city ready for it...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: zbogwan2, 9/24/2017 10:52:00 AM     (No. 11393562)

"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."

NFL stupid black players are protesting our flag and they haven´t the least idea what the flag stands for!?

Those protesters are lucky they didn´t live in NAZI or Islamic Territories, they´d have only kneeled down once and then they´d be no more?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Caveman, 9/24/2017 11:08:27 AM     (No. 11393573)

Now is the time I watched sports, so that I could boycott them.

I am doing the Snoopy dance in anticipation that ALL of the sports nonsense goes away.

MAGA!

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Reply 41 - Posted by: J-Dog, 9/24/2017 11:11:32 AM     (No. 11393574)

Go Trump! He´s saying what most of us think. The NFL is not greater than America, it exists because of America.
BTW I was able to drop Sunday Ticket with a refund mid season last year by telling DirecTV to come and get their box and dish...

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Reply 42 - Posted by: DC Escapee, 9/24/2017 11:19:32 AM     (No. 11393580)

Before getting into their cars, NASCAR drivers and their teams stand by their cars for the national anthem, which follows the invocation. Many times when their families are at the track, they stand along side them. Some of the car owners do as well.

Fans in the stands rise, men remove their hats, and many bring their own flag to wave as they sing along.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: NancyD, 9/24/2017 11:29:59 AM     (No. 11393591)

#42 is right.

Now the Pittsburgh Steelers aren´t going to be on the field for the National Anthem.

On one side, they are not allowing their players to kneel, but they aren´t present for the Anthem and that is wrong too.

All of this crap has to let up. The division is going to escalate even further.

A part of me thinks the Anthem should be pulled from any home stadium where the players refuse to stand... But that is what the libs have wanted from the get go.

I loathe liberals.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/24/2017 11:34:15 AM     (No. 11393593)

It´s ironic. For years, dingbat liberal women and liberal pajama boy pansies have been trying to destroy the NFL. Now it appears that the blacks are going to finish the job for them.

Not content with burning down their own neighborhoods, they´re now going to burn down their livelihoods. For what?

What a culture.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: jacooley, 9/24/2017 11:39:09 AM     (No. 11393601)

I wore the uniform of our country with pride (USAR).

Now the NFL doesn´t need fans like us. They are welcome to some empty seats.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Namma, 9/24/2017 11:42:38 AM     (No. 11393605)

If a player kneels during the Anthem people should go to the ticket counter and demand their money back.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 9/24/2017 11:42:48 AM     (No. 11393607)

Most too young to remember first NFL commissionePete Roselle — a Rudy G of his day. He would ha e taken action immediately against teams players or vendors who didn’t respect USA. Now this pos commish changes his panty liner every time an America. Stands up.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ginadee, 9/24/2017 12:00:13 PM     (No. 11393641)

I´m glad the President said what he did. I can´t speak and be heard by as many people as he can. He can and he did and I thank him for that.
I don´t think it is silliness. That is a God loving, country loving man who speaks for those that can´t be heard.
I guess it´s hard getting used to a president who pretends to be someone he´s not. That is Donald Trump first and President Donald Trump second. Love the man, love the President. I´ll take his´silliness´ any day.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: blizzard, 9/24/2017 12:19:46 PM     (No. 11393672)

Let´s not forget that Trump and the USFL sued the NFL and won $1 and no merger, so I´m sure he has a special place in his heart to see them fail. He is 100% correct, but I´m sure he wouldn´t mind seeing the NFL suffer greatly along the way.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/24/2017 12:21:03 PM     (No. 11393677)

Those who say Trump is unserious don’t realize that we’re is a very serious culture war and losing badly. The GOP runs and hides. Not Trump. Trump is the Commander in Chief of the culture war, the only person who will fight for our side. He should be thanked profusely.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: ginadee, 9/24/2017 12:30:12 PM     (No. 11393692)

sorry, I wish to correct an error. i said
I guess it´s hard getting used to a president who pretends to be someone he´s not.
I guess it´s hard getting used to a president who doesn´t pretend to be someone he´s not. I was referring to mealy mouth past presidents such as Clinton and "W" and Obongo.
They make replies to be PC and we know President Trump himself said he isn´t PC.
And I like that. I like someone who is straight forward and speaks what he feels. At least you know where he stands, not where he stands behind hiding with being PC.


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Reply 52 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/24/2017 12:49:45 PM     (No. 11393715)

Perfect example of what I was saying way back before the election. The reason the left hates trump is because he´s a hardcore moral authority who´s not afraid to tell the whiny left where to go. Obama would never have stuck his nose in the NFL mess,he probably would have encouraged it.People in Obama´s state dept.would have dropped dead if if he called lil Kim rocket man.They hated it just as bad if not worse when Palin stepped up just because she´s a woman.This country was really on the path to hell until Trump came along. It´ll take the rest of this and next term to flush out the rest of the nonsense like the deep state undermining his agenda.

Go Trump,go Judge Moore.Let´s put the Ten Commandments back in plain view!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Judy, 9/24/2017 1:31:33 PM     (No. 11393785)

If you don´t stand for the anthem & flag, what do you stand for? I admire Trump for standing for his country. He´s not asking them to stand up him but stand for the 2 biggest symbols representing the US. The media, Hollywood, NFL , emmys, academy awards, music awards are all an embarrassment to the country. Not standing is a slap in the face to the military .

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Reply 54 - Posted by: dman, 9/24/2017 1:36:16 PM     (No. 11393792)

We have a right to "protest", too -

.. in support of our Founding Father protesters and the country they founded.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 9/24/2017 2:56:20 PM     (No. 11393886)

When I heard this last night, I thought 95% of the country would agree with Trump. Today, I am reading that many of the NFL owners and players who supported Trump for president, don´t like what he´s said. I just know the media will pile on Trump and talk nonstop about it. I still wish he would stop commenting about things that aren´t as important as the economy, tax reform, and health care.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/24/2017 6:18:25 PM     (No. 11394071)

If we lose our culture who cares about the economy, tax reform, and health care? None of that really matters if we´re living in a country that has been perverted to the point we´re ashamed to live here. The perversion continues apace. Trump is the only one brave enough to stand up to it.


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Reply 57 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/24/2017 6:26:27 PM     (No. 11394081)

Maybe the NFL should think about changing their logo, as it appears to stand today, clearly the NFL would not want to keep a logo that appears to derive from the colors that make up the American flag.

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A PROUD patriot has slated social media giant Facebook after it banned him from using the word "English" in his profile. Electrician Tim Cox, 54, was given the nickname "English" at school and has been using it on his profile since he signed up to the site nine years ago. But it has now been removed by Facebook chiefs after a complaint from a fellow user. The site says the word "English" represents a violation of its policies on fake names, despite other profiles using the names of mass murderers like Peter Sutcliffe or Osama Bin Laden. Yesterday, many of Mr Cox´s friends

Breaking: Man is shot by ´three men in
balaclavas´ near mosque in Bradford
Daily Mail [UK] Charlie Moore, by Charlie Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 12:54:26     Post Reply
A man has been shot 100 yards from mosque during Friday prayers. Gunshots panicked worshipers at the Jamia Abu Hanifa Mosque in Bradford at 2pm today. Witnesses said three men in balaclavas pulled up in a car and shot a man who has been taken to hospital with a minor leg wound. One man praying in the mosque told the Bradford Telegraph: ´I saw lots of police and a man laying on the floor who had been shot. We heard the gunshot while we were inside praying. ´There was an ambulance and about five police vehicles including two riot vans on the scene´.

Cost of tickets to see Mike Pence
speak in Colorado HALVED
because nobody wants to go
Daily Mail [UK], by Mary Kekatos    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 12:41:24     Post Reply
Ticket prices to see Vice President Mike Pence have dropped by almost 50 percent due to a lack of demand. Pence will be headlining a Republican Party fundraiser on October 26 at the Denver Marriott Tech Center where the lowest-priced tickets originally cost $275. However, although the event was announced weeks in advance, the group struggled to sell tickets, reported The Denver Post. So now it´s lowering the cheapest ticket to $150, a 45 percent discount. A couple can attend with a two-for-one deal at the original $275 price, down from $525. In an email written on Wednesday, Colorado Republican

Storm Brian 2017 path live: London and UK
weather latest plus Met Office updates as
winds sweep through Britain and Ireland
Evenind Standard [London, UK], by Chloe Chaplain    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 9:47:43     Post Reply
Strong winds and heavy rain are set to batter the capital as the UK prepares for the onslaught of Storm Brian. Days after Ophelia hammered Britiain, Brian looks set to bring gusts of upto 70mph (113kph) and dangerously high tides across the south of England on Saturday. The second named storm of the season, caused by a "weather bomb" of low pressure in the Atlantic Ocean, may also cause flooding along the coast, The Met Office said. Forecasters warned of gales and flooding and said the storm could potentially have “significant” impact for parts of the country. Follow our live

Soaring crime stats in England and Wales are
NOT down to rise in terror offences - but
terrorism IS on the rise in the UK after
attacks in London Bridge and Manchester
Daily Mail [UK], by Richard Spillett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 9:37:12     Post Reply
Donald Trump sparked an international row today by linking rising crime in the UK to ´radical Islamic terror´. Stats show that his claim is both right and wrong, in that the number of terror arrests in Britain has increased in the past year, but they are still a tiny proportion of the 5.2million crimes revealed in yesterday´s reports. Home Office data showing the number of people detained over suspected terrorism increased to 379 last year - the highest since records began. But murders and attempted murders attributed to terrorism represent well under one per cent of the crimes cited in yesterday´s report, nearly

Outrage as Donald Trump blames
´Radical Islamic terror´ for 13% jump
in crime in England and Wales
Daily Mail [UK], by Richard Spillett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 7:12:16     Post Reply
Donald Trump has sparked outrage after linking the recent rise in crime in England to ´Radical Islamic terror´. Crime in England and Wales has soared by 13 per cent in a year with an even bigger rise in violent offences including knife crime and sexual offences. But the President tweeted this morning ´We must keep American safe´ in response to the figures. He wrote: ´Just out report: "United Kingdom crime rises 13% annually amid spread of Radical Islamic terror." Not good, we must keep America safe!´ Forces registered 5.2 million crimes in the year to the end of June, which was up by 13%

Bush, Obama united in criticism
of President Trump
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 6:22:10     Post Reply
Former US Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama both attacked incumbent President Donald Trump without naming their successor. Former President Obama said at a campaign rally in Virginia: "We´ve got folks who are deliberately trying to make folks angry, to demonize people who have different ideas, to get the base all riled up because it provides a short-term tactical advantage." "If you have to win a campaign by dividing people, you’re not going to be able to govern them. You won’t be able to unite them later if that’s how you start," Obama added. Former President Bush said in

Correcting Elie Wiesel
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Jack Engelhard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 6:14:48     Post Reply
Some people have too much time on their hands and so it was that one particular intellectual thought it was time to bring down Elie Wiesel a peg or two. In an article that ran with too many words – even one would have been too much – the intellectual accused Wiesel of putting up a false front; that in order to make himself more appealing, Wiesel (who left us last year) downplayed his anger over his suffering at Auschwitz, both as a public figure and namely in his ground-breaking memoir, “Night.” That’s the accusation. Also, according to that “expert,” whose name

Trump’s Fed Finalists Should Clear
Senate, With a Bit of Drama
Bloomberg, by Elizabeth Dexheimer    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 10/20/2017 5:59:20     Post Reply
The U.S. Senate probably will confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Reserve, but the process won’t be free of drama. Any of the five candidates Trump is considering for Fed chairman risk some uncomfortable moments before lawmakers. But each seems likely to secure the 51 votes needed to win confirmation, according to congressional aides, lobbyists and analysts. Trump is expected to make a final decision by Nov. 3, choosing between current Fed Chair Janet Yellen, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Fed Board Governor Jerome Powell, former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh or Stanford University economist John Taylor. Trump’s closest



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George W. Bush:´Bigotry seems emboldened´in US
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Hill, by Rebecca Savransky    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 10/20/2017 7:50:22 AM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that “bigotry seems emboldened” in the United States, warning that Americans need to reject “white supremacy.” The former president also criticized the “governing class,” but did not specifically mention President Trump, Congress or any other politicians in office. “Discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts” in recent years, Bush said in remarks from New York City at a forum focused on security and sponsored by the George W. Bush Institute.

Hillary Clinton: ‘I really tried to get out
of going’ to Trump inauguration

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
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Hillary Clinton admits she “really tried to get out of going” to President Trump’s inauguration. The former first lady and failed Democratic presidential nominee said on BBC One’s “The Graham Norton Show” that she asked the remaining former presidents if they were going to the Jan. 20 inauguration in an effort to justify not showing up herself. “I really tried to get out of going,” Mrs. Clinton said. “We thought ‘OK, maybe others aren’t going.’” She explained that it’s tradition for former presidents and first ladies to attend a presidential inauguration, regardless of party, to show “support” and “continuity of

Why is Jeff Sessions hiding the Uranium
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American Thinker, by Daniel John Sobieski    Original Article
Posted By: steveW- 10/21/2017 3:43:24 AM     Post Reply
Perhaps as startling as the revelation that the FBI was investigating the Hillary Clinton/Russia/Uranium One collusion and that key figures like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe knew about it and said nothing, is the refusal by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove the non-disclosure agreement gag order on the FBI informant who arguably could put Bill and Hillary Clinton and a few others in federal prison. It was said the Jeff Sessions recused himself from all things Russian because of election campaign conflicts but is it really because he thought it

Justine Skye takes knee while
singing national anthem before Nets
home opener at Barclays Center

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New York Daily News, by Nicholas Parco    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 8:55:21 PM     Post Reply
The Nets invited a Brooklyn native to sing the national anthem at their home opener and she took the opportunity to make a statement. Justin Skye, from Fort Greene, took a knee at the end of the anthem at the Barclays Center on Friday night before the Nets and Magic took the court. The crowd reacted to her actions with mostly boos, according to the Associated Press. Specifically, Skye got down on one knee while singing the final line “and the home of the brave,” according to Metro News. Nets players locked arms while she sang. Skye is a recording

Bowe Bergdahl: The US treated
me worse than the Taliban

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New York Post, by Michael Hechtman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/21/2017 10:12:14 PM     Post Reply
Bowe Bergdahl, the Army deserter who walked off his base in Afghanistan, is whining that the US treated him worse than the Taliban. The 31-year-old sergeant told British TV journalist Sean Langan in an interview reported in The Sunday Times of London: “At least the Taliban were honest enough to say, ‘I’m the guy who’s gonna cut your throat.’ ” That got him less upset than the “administrative duties” the Army assigned him while awaiting trial, he said. “Here, it could be the guy I pass in the corridor who’s going to sign the paper that sends me away for

Gloria Steinem: Hillary
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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
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Hillary Clinton didn´t win the presidency, but she´s in line for something almost as interesting -- the crown of "Wonder Woman." The Women´s Media Center, co-founded by feminist Gloria Steinem, told us that it is giving the latest Democratic presidential candidate its first "Wonder Woman Award" for her "extraordinary accomplishments" and public service. (Snip) "Like Wonder Woman, she seems to have superhuman strength, resilience, and courage," said the group in a reference to the famous comic and TV character. "Hillary Clinton´s actions have inspired and protected women and men on every continent," said Steinem. "She has battled negative forces and helped

John McCain memoir, ‘The Restless Wave,’
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Associated Press, by Hillel Italie    Original Article
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New York — An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it. “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” is scheduled to come out in April, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Friday. The publisher quietly signed up the book in February, without any formal announcement. In July, McCain disclosed he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and last month he said the prognosis was “very poor.” McCain, 81, was re-elected to a sixth term in the Senate in 2016. “This memoir will be about what matters most to him,

Playboy features first ever transgender
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Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 2:14:35 PM     Post Reply
The upcoming issue of ´Playboy´ will feature a transgender model as the Playmate of the month - the first time this has ever occurred inside the pages of the men´s magazine. It was revealed this week that Ines Rau had landed a spot in the magazine´s much-coveted centerfold, with the beauty of French-North African descent earning the title of November 2017 Playmate of the Month. She is seen in the iconic bunny ears and a white angora sweater in one image and wearing nothing but a G-string as she poses with a string of lights wrapped around her bare breasts in another

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completes sex addict rehab in one week
then blasts accuser Lupita Nyong´o as a liar
for her claims he forced her to massage him

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Daily Mail [UK], by Keith Griffith    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/21/2017 9:19:17 AM     Post Reply
Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has completed his one-week sex rehab program. A psychologist taking part in his treatment told TMZ that Weinstein would remain in Arizona for a month or so after his week of outpatient ´intensive therapy´ ends on Saturday. Weinstein was ´invested in the program´ and had focused on ´dealing with his anger, his attitude toward others, boundary work and the beginnings of work on empathy,´ the psychologist told the outlet with Weinstein´s permission. The psychologist downplayed previous reports that the 65-year-old film producer had fallen asleep in group sessions and ranted about conspiracy theories. ´He showed up for all the

Blue State Blues: George W. Bush’s
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Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 1:01:47 PM     Post Reply
Former President George W. Bush emerged from retirement on Thursday to stage a broad attack on President Donald Trump and the movement that supports him. Without mentioning Trump by name, Bush accused him of “casual cruelty” in political discourse, of distorting nationalism into “nativism,” and of emboldening bigotry and white supremacy. He called for a renewed commitment to American global leadership and domestic citizenship. It was a call to national unity — against Trump and his supporters, who were reduced to labels and caricatures: “protectionism,” “isolationist sentiments,” and the like. “Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples

Poll: Blacks want Colin Kaepernick
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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 10/20/2017 2:53:17 PM     Post Reply
Eight of 10 African Americans believe that the Black Lives Matter movement is effective but feel it could have even greater impact if it wasn´t so splintered and instead led by a national spokesman like former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to a new survey. (Snip) A key finding was the call for a national leader, with Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers field commander, credited with starting the take a knee movement in sports, leading pack. "Kaepernick´s popularity is not surprising in light of the fact that President Trump´s criticism of the ‘Take A Knee´ protests that he started

Frederica Wilson escalates feud
with John Kelly: This White House
is ´full of white supremacists´

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Washington Examiner, by Diana Stancy Correll    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 6:13:27 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., again raised the issue of race as she slammed the White House en masse, after a video was released that confirmed White House chief of staff John Kelly had inaccurately portrayed her remarks at a dedication of an FBI building. "The White House itself is full of white supremacists," she told the New York Times on Friday. Video footage of the event, published by the Sun Sentinel on Friday, shows Wilson discussing her role sponsoring legislation to name the building after fallen FBI agents who were killed in a shootout with bank robbers in 1986. "I


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