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Former Army Ranger Is Only Steelers
Player To Stand For National Anthem [Video]

Daily Caller, by Peter Hasson

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 9/24/2017 6:09:52 PM

The entire Pittsburgh Steelers team remained in the locker room during the national anthem, with the exception of one player: Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva, who plays offensive tackle for the Steelers. While the rest of his teammates remained in the locker room, Villanueva stood in the tunnel holding his helmet in his left hand and holding his right hand over his heart as the anthem played. WATCH: (Videos/Tweet) Villaneuva played in college at West Point Military Academy before going on to become an Army Ranger. He served three tours in Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/24/2017 6:21:29 PM     (No. 11394075)

Bless him. He knows why we stand, hand over heart, for our National Anthem. He fought in one of the ugliest places in the world and received the Bronze Star for valor.

His teammates should be so ashamed.

Bravo to a man who continues to display American courage!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Corndoggies, 9/24/2017 6:25:19 PM     (No. 11394079)

And they lost to The Bears, a team that gave them every chance to win today. Ha!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 9/24/2017 6:35:04 PM     (No. 11394088)

One genuine hero and patriot among a bunch of hate-filled trash.

God bless Mr. Villanueva.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Uno_Thatguy, 9/24/2017 6:41:07 PM     (No. 11394092)

Invite him, President Trump, to dinner with you at the White House.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 9/24/2017 6:41:15 PM     (No. 11394093)

One real man on an entire football team. The Steelers are another once-beloved hometown team that can go straight to hell.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 9/24/2017 6:41:51 PM     (No. 11394095)

Alejandro is a good man. But, why did he stop in the tunnel?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky5, 9/24/2017 6:44:24 PM     (No. 11394099)

The NFL is going to really pay for what they are doing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ONEPATRIOT, 9/24/2017 6:44:58 PM     (No. 11394100)

Can´t forget that WP training/good memories.
The ghosts of the Gray Hogs would haunt him forever, me included.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Smart11344, 9/24/2017 6:50:54 PM     (No. 11394106)

Thank you, sire for serviving out great country and remaining a Patriot with your actions. God Bless.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono, 9/24/2017 8:08:02 PM     (No. 11394156)

God bless Alejandro Villanueva.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: xcenturion, 9/24/2017 8:41:45 PM     (No. 11394181)

The Army Ranger knows what real combat is like, unlike his poor victimized teammates. It sickens me to hear the participants on the gridiron referred to as warriors or gladiators. The real warriors are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. When those punks in pads take a knee, they´re kneeling on the graves of our nations real warriors. As far as I´m concerned BLM stands for Blacks Limited Mentality.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ranger06, 9/24/2017 8:55:43 PM     (No. 11394189)

Villanueva Rocks!

RLTW, Beat Navy, and MAGA!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BarryNo, 9/24/2017 10:05:58 PM     (No. 11394225)

Then God bless him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Safari Man, 9/24/2017 10:16:25 PM     (No. 11394237)

Pittsburgh Kneelers

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/24/2017 10:29:33 PM     (No. 11394244)

I plan to write him a personal Thank You note tomorrow.
The rest of the Steelers can go to hell.
I´m ashamed of my team. Especially Ben the qb. ALEJANDRO IS THE STARTING OFFENSIVE LEFT TACKLE, who protects Ben on passing plays. But Ben didn´t stand with his protector.
(Even OJ Simpson, when selected as league MVP, refused to go to the award dinner unless they invited his offensive line. Being outclassed by OJ is really low class, Ben.)

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Reply 16 - Posted by: jackie, 9/24/2017 10:56:40 PM     (No. 11394262)

#6 He as outside the tunnel. He was going to have to go back in and come out with the team...why go all the way to his sideline. He was exactly right. God Bless this hero..
I can´t wait to see the ratings for today....and how many canceled their NFL Sunday ticket I know of 2 households..

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Italiano, 9/24/2017 11:08:09 PM     (No. 11394273)

I wonder what Steeler Hall of Fame LB Keven Greene thinks. He was Army Reserve.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: LadyHen, 9/24/2017 11:19:00 PM     (No. 11394278)

TN Titans and Seattle Seahawks did this locker room crap here in Nashville today too. These packs of spoiled millionaire thug brats stayed in the locker room. Every one of them should be deported to some miserable third world hell hole to get a good dose of what "oppression" really is.

The owner and the Titans franchise wrote letters supporting the Titans team in their racist and unpatriotic behavior going so far as to say their refusal to even come onto the field during the anthem should not be construed as "unpatriotic." Then what is it exactly Mrs. Amy Adams Strunk, you unpatriotic cow?

So, I am exercising my 1st Amendment rights, The NFL and every single player that supports this racist stupidity can just crawl into a ditch and die for all I care. I will never watch another Titans game or any NFL game.. ever. I don´t care what they do. And I will actively boycott NFL sponsors... Anheuser-Busch, Bose, Bridgestone, Campbell´s Soup Company, Castrol, Courtyard Marriott, Dannon, FedEx, Gatorade, Hyundai, Mars Snackfood, Nationwide, Papa John´s, Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Quaker, and Verizon.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: hamrman, 9/24/2017 11:44:12 PM     (No. 11394291)

A true American Patriot & Hero! Since when did the Steelers become such wusses?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mamabear, 9/25/2017 1:02:35 AM     (No. 11394350)

OPEN LETTER TO THE STEELER FOOTBALL TEAM

I agree that people should not have to choose whether or not to support the politics of a self-important, currently unemployed player who threw away $114 million. But staying off the field looks like your team either made the same choice or are cowards.

Standing for the National Anthem is a tradition of respect for this country, our flag and the Americans who gave their lives to defend and protect the freedoms guaranteed under that flag. Without those freedoms, there would be no America, no NFL and you would not have your job.

We don´t care about your politics (left or right.) And, it is short-sighted of some players to ‘sympathize’ with a communist/marxist "social justice movement” that actually despises the competitive nature of your jobs and your salaries. Some of the news media and the Trump-haters might applaud. But, most of us don´t watch football for political/social commentary. Is injecting politics into the sport really worth losing the support of the American people?

Do you realize that the lowest paid NFL player makes $435,000 + a year - nearly 1´s the salary of the typical American family ($47,000) who is paying cable/satellite, or in the stadium or by supporting the products advertised during the games?

Let me remind you guys of a few things:
YOU are not oppressed.
YOU are in the 1% of top of wage earners in this country.
YOU are not enslaved; your income level gives you freedom and choices.
YOU are not being discriminated against. You were given an opportunity and you excelled.
YOU have status and privilege because of your job performance NOT your politics.

NOW, RESPECT THE OPPORTUNITIES THIS COUNTRY HAS GIVEN YOU AND. JUST. PLAY. FOOTBALL.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/25/2017 6:47:05 AM     (No. 11394422)

It´s too bad that every fan in the stadium didn´t get up and walk out when these crybullies finally walked onto the field.

God bless you, Mr. Villanueva.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/25/2017 6:48:23 AM     (No. 11394425)

They will solve this by not playing the national anthem at professional sporting events anymore.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: weejun, 9/25/2017 7:23:36 AM     (No. 11394447)

The irony in all of this is the NFL and other pro sports teams have made a BIG deal out of the National Anthem by making it a part of their sporting events. I suspect they have done so to appeal to their fan base. Now, their players disrespect it (and most of them have NO clue what or why they are protesting), and the NFL expects the fan base to "tolerate" their actions. Contrast this with college football: many teams aren´t even on the field when the anthem is played. Additionally, the NFL claims it can´t do anything about this, yet they can prevent a player from playing in a game if he chooses to wear the wrong socks. What hypocrisy!

So if these pampered, over paid babies can´t respect their country, then owners and the NFL should stop trying to pretend that they are so "American" by making the national anthem an integral part of their grand show. In the meantime, I´m done with pro sports: they can take their privileged lives/jobs and shove it. I won´t give a single nickel or minute of my time to put up with this distasteful, childish, rude behavior.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Daylily, 9/25/2017 7:47:31 AM     (No. 11394475)

God bless you Alejandro - you are the kind of man parents want their children to look up to. You have given much to our country and our freedoms - an immense thank you.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: arkfamily, 9/25/2017 8:01:08 AM     (No. 11394492)

I applaud him. How about his fellow teammates stand in support of Villanueva´s service to the country?

I am of the opinion that if you are truly concerned for the oppressed, especially a NFL player making outrageous amounts of money, it is too easy to protest in front of a television.

How about these NFL players put their money where their mouths are? Take their outrageous amounts of money and donate to these oppressed people. After all, somehow in this oppressive country, they were able to break loose from those chains and become NFL players

Sorry to make this political but we had eight years of Obama´s "share the wealth" ideology. How is it that after eight years of Obamacare, money being poured into food stamps & welfare programs, freebies etc., we have oppression? Obama´s programs must not have worked or the money went elsewhere because we know they were raking in a lot of income taxes.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dman, 9/25/2017 8:20:27 AM     (No. 11394515)

Villanueva reminded me of the Chinese hero who stood up against the tank in 1989 Tiananmen Square. God bless both of them. We stand with them ..

.. no, they stand with us.

.. no, we stand together.

.. for Liberty.

Remember, America is more an idea than a country. It is embracing that idea that makes one an "American" - regardless of actual nationality, race, or ethnicity.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Namma, 9/25/2017 8:25:02 AM     (No. 11394519)

"Specific rule pertaining to the National Anthem is found on pages A62-63 of the league rule book it states:
The National Athem must be played prior to every NFL game and all players must be on the side lines for the National Athem. During the National Athem players on the field and bench area should STAND AT ATTENTION, face the flag hold helmet in left hand and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and country.
Continued:

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RayLRiv, 9/25/2017 8:27:59 AM     (No. 11394521)

“Like I said, I was looking for 100 percent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,” Tomlin said."

I can tell you what the problem is with that statement, Coach Tomlin:

I - as in "Like I said..."
"I was looking..."

I.I.I.

Well - I´M gonna trust the man who graduated from West Point, served three tours in Afghanistan and earned that Bronze Star, Coach.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Namma, 9/25/2017 8:29:31 AM     (No. 11394522)

Continued:
NFL handbook rules for National Athem:
"Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Athem may result in discipline such as fine,suspension and the forfeiture of draft choices for violators of the above including first offenses
Seems the NFL owners should read their own rule book

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Watlines, 9/25/2017 8:32:43 AM     (No. 11394527)

So, thanks to multi-millionaire Colin Kaepernick, NFL football has become the leading platform for social justice. One unhappy guy kneels and others follow.

Now it´s baseball. One unhappy guy kneels and others are sure to follow. Can´t wait for the World Series.

Then it´s the NBA. Think these social justice warriors will take a knee?

What about the fans.

Who´ll be the first unhappy guy?

Why not the president?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: congar, 9/25/2017 8:34:16 AM     (No. 11394529)

Refusing to stand for the National Anthem is an expression of profound ignorance. These pampered multimillionaires have been spoon fed by educators steeped in leftist theology that ignores most of America’s history. They should all be on their knees giving thanks that they were lucky enough to be born in America instead of some socialist paradise like Venezuela.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Clinger, 9/25/2017 8:51:20 AM     (No. 11394561)

Note to NFL players:

You are spoiled children on a enormous public stage with the power to do much harm by a level of influence you shouldn´t have to begin with.

This all started with a lie, Michael Brown who represented everything that is wrong with the African American community, not America. A big bully, drug abuser who copped an attitude with the police, went for a police officer´s gun and got himself killed. You are kneeling as a sign of support for the segment of society that as 13% of our population commits 38% of our murders killing at a rate of 10 times that of everybody else. There is no open season on Blacks, but there is open season on everybody who gets in the way of or angers that segment of society. More often than not, other blacks. Protest that for God´s sake! Is it that difficult for you to understand that people are wary of Blacks, particularly in certain circumstances?

You live in an imperfect country but the one that has provided the best life for blacks and everybody else, check out your pay stub. No place on earth has a clean history with no mistakes. What country in history would have done what we did after WWII with total global domination? We put the world back together to the best of our ability. If you want to make it better great let´s do it, but not by chasing phantom BS, but rather, by courageously facing the truth about the feral segment of our society and the policies that enable if not create it.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Watlines, 9/25/2017 8:51:30 AM     (No. 11394562)

Amen #31...

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Reply 34 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/25/2017 8:53:19 AM     (No. 11394567)

They don´t have to stand. I don´t have to watch. Next.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/25/2017 9:01:15 AM     (No. 11394579)

I took a knee yesterday and couldn´t tell you who played who or who won what.
I refuse to witness and watch ignorant racist and their supporters, coaches and owners, who let this happen. I´m not going to support ´my team´ no matter what, that´s what the league counts on ´loyal fans´ right or wrong.
I refuse to watch overpaid, bad hair, tattooed thugs chase a leather clad rubber ball. No me, not now and I do acknowledge the one standing hero for the Steelers.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: TCloud, 9/25/2017 9:16:27 AM     (No. 11394598)

NO Money! No Funny! CLICK!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 9/25/2017 9:23:06 AM     (No. 11394609)

If there is no actual medal for what Army veteran Alejandro Villanueva did yesterday, then his name will be his medal. I will say it aloud and I will pronounce it like he would and I will honor him any way I can because he is a proud American. Thank you, dear Veteran.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Tianne, 9/25/2017 9:23:59 AM     (No. 11394612)

Watched the Detroit Lions/Atlanta Falcons for just a few of the opening moments. Right before the national anthem began, there was a rush of loud booing in the stands - am assuming it was because of the disrespect that fans were witnessing on the field.

What struck me before I turned off the game in disgust, was the appearance of some very young black boys on the field, looking up at the players - their facial expressions conveyed apprehension and uneasiness.

Instead of setting for those young men an example of patriotism and gratitude by standing tall and proudly with their hands over their hearts, the players, coaches, and owners instead chose to stand there with grim and scowling faces with their arms interlocked. How it is wished that those little boys could have instead been exposed to the uncompromising stand of Alejandro Villanueva.

Those precious little boys were being forced to lose their innocent enjoyment of the game and their team´s play because of the ignorant and misplaced allegiance displayed by the excessively paid and pompous players.

Colin Kaepernick, and every other sports lemming who follows his headlong path to disgrace and destruction, all make me sick.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: sanddollar, 9/25/2017 9:45:49 AM     (No. 11394659)

Why is everything politicized? We have award shows that are nothing but anti-Trump tirades. Now we have protests at sporting events. This is going to directly affect the revenue for the teams and award shows as people will tune out or stop attending games.

What would have happened if white players would not stand for National Anthem when Obama was president?

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Reply 40 - Posted by: my stars 22, 9/25/2017 10:12:08 AM     (No. 11394695)

I went to a classical music concert in suburban Chicago yesterday afternoon in which the formally clad symphony orchestra players, at the outset of the concert, stood and played the national anthem. The entire audience rose to respect and attention, facing the flag. Many sang along. It brought tears of joy and gratitude to me in contrast to all the news of NFL players disrespecting the flag, our country, our fallen and contemporary heroes who serve so bravely, which I had seen and heard before attending the concert.

So many news pieces have been featuring the deplorable behavior of the Steelers team when the anthem was played at their game that day, without even mentioning that the entire Chicago Bears team stood at respectful attention, many linking arms, during the anthem. God bless them all.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: belwhatter, 9/25/2017 10:32:25 AM     (No. 11394722)

What exactly does Commissioner Goodell do that merits 44 million dollar paycheck? One would think that such a person would at least act respectfully. Condi Rice used to express that would be her dream job, she really likes the game, I doubt she would go along with this mob attitude.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Arby, 9/25/2017 11:00:06 AM     (No. 11394758)

It´s what real men do.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: dman, 9/25/2017 11:02:28 AM     (No. 11394765)

Yes, #41: Condi Rice would be an excellent replacement for Goodell. A move like that is now necessary to restore the NFL "brand".

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Reply 44 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/25/2017 11:02:44 AM     (No. 11394766)

Very appropriate that all this is happening at team sports events. What they are saying loud and clear is that they are not on OUR team. Duly noted.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/25/2017 11:03:26 AM     (No. 11394768)

If interested, Fox & Friends Sunday (YouTube 9-24-17 90AM Portion) had an exceptionally good discussion of the “National Anthem Outrage” with NewtGingrich presented outstanding commentary on the issue. A different segment with GreggJarrett provided a legal perspective to the Constitution and freedom of speech pointing out that such guaranteed free speech is from the government, whereas private business (NFL, et al) has the right to terminate employees if an employee’s conduct and/or expression cause embarrassment and/or detrimental financial impact to a business. DavidBossie made an excellent point about sports figures wearing costumes, not uniforms—uniforms are worn by the military.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Harlowe, 9/25/2017 11:06:41 AM     (No. 11394772)

May God bless Alejandro Villanueva. A wonderful role model for youngsters exhibiting the difference between men and boys.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: mamabear, 9/25/2017 11:26:06 AM     (No. 11394801)

Correcting a mistake in a previous post #20:
Do you realize that the lowest paid NFL player makes $435,000 + a year - nearly 1´s the salary of the typical American family ($47,000) ...

Should have been "nearly 1´s the salary of the typical American family."

And yes, they have the right to protest. But I wonder how many of the kneelers are putting their money where their mouth is, donating to help those whom they believe to be victims of racial discrimination?

Again, I say no politics. Just. Play. Football.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: mamabear, 9/25/2017 11:33:26 AM     (No. 11394811)

#20 - again :-) Sorry for the duplication: I typed 10 x apostrophe s but it showed up as 1´. So, spelling it out now: "...nearly ten times the salary of the typical American family..."

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Lana720, 9/25/2017 11:48:35 AM     (No. 11394835)

There are better plays and enthusiasm in college football. Free up your Sundays, Monday and Thursday nights for family time.
Alejandro Villanueva is a real stand up man, a finer role model for our youth than those bums who disrespect our Flag, our awesome military, and our country.
They should be made to spend a year in some hellhole like Afghanistan, or in 120 degree temps in a Middle Eastern desert.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Talega, 9/25/2017 12:44:04 PM     (No. 11394903)

The Rooney family is a disgrace.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: P51dmustang, 9/25/2017 2:27:19 PM     (No. 11395014)

Peace, Grace and Mercy be with this man all the days of his life. Thank you for your Service and your Leadership. Rangers Lead the way.

Let the Pittsburgh Steelers rot on their PC service to the left. Now Steeler fans, lets brake the bank and cause them to go into default.

My hope is they can´t make payroll, good, Amen, so be it.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: rocco49, 9/25/2017 3:25:39 PM     (No. 11395084)

NASCAR----Yes!

NFL----Hell No, never again!



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Reply 53 - Posted by: Grandpa Bill, 9/25/2017 4:19:53 PM     (No. 11395155)

I am so sickened at hearing this silly phrase "take a knee". Just say they are disrespecting our flag and all those and all that it represents.

Also,very much like the suggestion of boycotting any sponsors that pay these ingrates a penny.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Nosillod, 9/25/2017 4:33:36 PM     (No. 11395172)

This year all of the ticket brokers preseason purchases will allow the owners to say they have sold out games. Next year will be when the real hurt sets in. Ticket brokers will be very reluctant to buy tickets after the blood bath they will endure this year. In the mean time, let´s see what those merchandise sales, at the stadium beer and food purchases look like on the P & L´s. Also let´s see what happens to advertiser prices as the year progresses. Especially during the Super Bowl.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 9/25/2017 6:54:22 PM     (No. 11395335)

NOT SO FAST- it turns out he now says he regrets doing it and wishes he had stayed with his team in the Boys Room.
So sad .

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns, 9/25/2017 7:08:17 PM     (No. 11395356)

It turns out the guy got lost and ended up out of the tunnel by mistake and now regrets it
He is not Major Villanueva he´s Forrest Gump Villanueva.


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Reply 57 - Posted by: nonsense, 9/25/2017 7:16:04 PM     (No. 11395364)

Yep, erase, erase, erase, now he has tweeted that he is ashamed of what he did.

The Left Liberal Progressives have gotten to him. It´s much worse now he has denied his first reaction to behave like a patriotic American.

This is how the Left will continue to destroy the sports, culture, society, and the country.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 9/25/2017 7:47:47 PM     (No. 11395400)

There is nothing like a bunch of $ Multi Millionaires complaining that they are not and have never been treated fairly by a racist (not) America.

Makes me glad I quit spending any money on anything sports wise over 30 years ago.

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Reply 59 - Posted by: zzzghy, 9/25/2017 7:51:53 PM     (No. 11395406)

On Monday, Villanueva spoke to reporters, saying: "I made coach Tomlin look bad, and that is my fault and my fault only. I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault...only."

"Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed," Villanueva continued.


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her designer reveals she texted him two weeks
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Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 10:13:17     Post Reply
First lady Melania Trump gave a shout-out to her new hometown Friday, as she participated in a 100-year-old tradition by donating a gown to the Smithsonian. ´The president, Barron and I love living here and we are so honored to represent this country,´ the first lady told a crowd gathered in Flag Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the museum where her inaugural ball gown will now live. In her speech, which lasted under four minutes, the first lady admitted procuring a ball gown had slipped her mind, so she made ´poor Hervé,´ designer Hervé Pierre, work

Court blocks illegal immigrant teen from
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border pregnant
Reuters & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 10:03:09     Post Reply
An appeals court has blocked a teenage illegal immigrant from demanding abortion services from the federal government while being held in custody. The Friday ruling does allow the girl, a 17-year-old being held in Texas, to seek a private sponsor who could help her obtain the procedure without the government´s assistance. The government has until October 31 to approve such a sponsor, the 2-1 ruling from the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The teen, who is from Central America and is 15 weeks pregnant, entered the country unaccompanied in September and was immediately detained by

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Trump Asks Supporters to Sign Petition
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Posted By: JoniTx- 10/20/2017 6:13:27     Post Reply
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Blue State Blues: George W. Bush’s
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Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to American democracy. “Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,” Bush warned in remarks at the Bush Institute’s Spirit of Liberty event in New York. By chance, Bush was standing in the same spot at the Time Warner Center where former President Barack Obama made a similar plea for democracy and American leadership in late September, shortly after President Donald Trump had finished a belligerent, isolationist speech to the United Nations

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Florida Dem Says She’s ‘A Rock
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Democratic Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson is laughing and bragging after White House chief of staff John Kelly said he was “stunned” Thursday that Wilson criticized President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a dead soldier. “You mean to tell me that I’ve become so important…that the White House is following me and my words? This is amazing. That’s amazing. That is absolutely phenomenal. I’ll have to tell my kids that I’m a rock star now,” Wilson told Miami Fox affiliate WSVN-TV, while laughing. (Snip) The congresswoman also bizarrely said, “The dog can bark at the moon all night long but

Gloria Steinem: Hillary
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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

Elementary school cancels Halloween
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celebrate ´black and orange spirit day´ instead

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Daily Mail [UK], by Jennifer Smith    Original Article
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A Massachusetts elementary school has canceled its Halloween events and is celebrating ´black and orange spirit day´ instead. Boyden Elementary School´s principal sent a letter to parents this week saying that it had decided to cancel its traditional Halloween parade on October 31 because it was ´not inclusive of all students´ and was ´difficult´ for many. Without specifying which students the parade excluded, Principal Brendan Dearborn said the school would instead hold a ´black and orange spirit day´.  Children are allowed to dress in those colors but cannot come to school in costume. They are however allowed to wear costumes to an

Dem Rep On Weinstein: It’s
The Responsibility Of The
Female Not To Behave In
A Way That’s “Inviting”

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Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
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For fark’s sake. The guy’s accused of rape, by more than one woman. What sort of behavior does she think “invited” that? Even his somewhat less egregious offenses are inexplicable in terms of an invitation. Does anyone think Lauren Sivan put out the vibe upon meeting famous Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein that she was hoping to watch him furtively whack it into a potted plant in a dark corner of an empty restaurant kitchen? The more aggressive harassment is, the harder it is to explain in terms of a misconstrued female “invitation.” Actual assault is plainly indefensible, yet here’s Eddie

Blue State Blues: George W. Bush’s
Divisive Call for Unity Against Trump

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Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
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Playboy features first ever transgender
Playmate as model Ines Rau bares her
breasts and wears nothing but a pair
of heels in Hef memorial edition

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Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Spargo    Original Article
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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

ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country
Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

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Breitbart Big Government, by Michelle Moons    Original Article
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WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested in connection with setting a fire in Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico who has been twice returned to his “home country.” Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according

Letters from young Obama show
a man trying to find his way

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he´d make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta. (Snip) "My ideas aren´t as crystallized as they were while in school, but they have an immediacy and weight that may be more useful if and when I´m less observer and more participant," Obama wrote in 1984 to McNear, who was a student at a California college


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