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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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Former Clinton Strategist: Mueller,
FBI Face ´Crisis in Public Confidence´
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 11:46:09     Post Reply
Mark Penn, a pollster and former chief strategist for the Clintons, said Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI are facing a "crisis in public confidence." On "The Story" Thursday night, Penn pointed to a recent Harvard CAPS-Harris poll that found 63 percent of voters believe that the FBI has been resisting providing information to Congress on the Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump investigations. 54 percent said Mueller has conflicts of interest that prevent him from doing an unbiased job. Penn noted that those numbers do not reflect recent revelations about Mueller´s Russia probe, including that a top FBI official,

Intense trailer and poster are released
for Clint Eastwood´s new film on the 2015
French train attack-starring the REAL American
heroes who helped take down ISIS gunman
Daily Mail (UK), by Ashley Collman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 10:59:55     Post Reply
The trailer for Clint Eastwood´s new film about the 2015 French train attack has been released - starring the real American heroes who helped thwart the attack. The 15:17 to Paris is based on a book the three Americans - Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone - wrote about the attack, with the help of writer Jeffrey E. Stern.When Eastwood originally took on the project, he was looking to hire actors to play the threesome - but at the last minute it was decided that the men would play themselves. (Video/Photos) None of three have acting experience, but it doesn´t

Leonardo DiCaprio, Jane Fonda, Bill Maher,
More Hollywood Stars Fund Effort to
Defeat Rep. Darrell Issa
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Jerome Hudson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 10:49:03     Post Reply
Some of Hollywood’s biggest left-wing stars, including Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Fonda, and HBO host Bill Maher have donated to a political committee called Flip the 49th! Neighbors in Action — a campaign to unseat Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) in next year’s election. According to a list of donors obtained by The San Diego Union-Tribune, Fonda gave the group $100,000. Maher contributed $15,000. DiCaprio dished out $2,500 and Cheers alum Ted Danson dolled out $1,500. The list also includes a $2,500 donation from the JDM Foundation, an organization the Union-Tribune notes is funded mostly by its founder,

Guilfoyle: Edits on Comey´s Clinton Memo
Show He ´Overstepped His Bounds´
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 10:33:51     Post Reply
Kimberly Guilfoyle said new revelations about James Comey’s draft statement on the Hillary Clinton email probe show that the former FBI director "overstepped his bounds." Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, released copies Thursday of the edits to Comey’s highly scrutinized July 2016 statement. The document shows line-by-line edits, including "grossly negligent" being downgraded to "extremely careless." It also shows a change from saying it is “reasonably likely” to merely "possible" that “hostile actors” gained access to then-Secretary of State Clinton’s private email account. "What it looks like is they actually tried to tip the

2 dead, 6 wounded in Chicago
shootings Wednesday
Chicago Sun-Times Wire (IL), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 10:29:44     Post Reply
Two men were killed and six other people were wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago.At 9:02 p.m., a man was found shot to death in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Officers responding to a call of a person shot in the 700 block of North Trumbull found the 30-year-old with gunshot wounds to his abdomen and back, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released information on the fatality. Earlier Wednesday afternoon, 31-year-old Anthony Johnson was shot and killed

Illness sidelines McCain,
Cochran as tax vote nears
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 9:52:58     Post Reply
WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans rushed toward votes next week on their sweeping $1.5 trillion tax package, hopeful ailing Sens. John McCain and Thad Cochran will be back and well enough to cast their votes.The 81-year-old McCain is at a local military hospital being treated for the side effects of brain cancer treatment. The 80-year-old Cochran had a non-melanoma lesion removed from his nose earlier this week.Both men missed all Senate votes this week, but their presence will be crucial early next week as the GOP tries to pass the tax bill in the Senate with a razor-thin Republican majority of 52-48

Paper used at Trump´s red tape
demonstration was blank,
will be reused
Washington Examiner, by Diana Stancy Correll    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 8:44:44     Post Reply
The paper used during President Trump’s ceremony and photo opportunity Thursday, demonstrating how much federal regulations have increased since 1960, were all reportedly blank sheets of paper. Trump cut red tape attached to two piles of paper: one symbolizing regulations that were in place in 1960 and the other regulations that exist today. The pile representing regulations from 1960 consisted of approximately 20,000 sheets of paper, while the pile representing today’s regulations consisted of more than 185,000. "We´re going to cut a ribbon because we´re getting back below the 1960 level, and we´ll be there fairly quickly," Trump said at

5-year-old Texas church shooting
victim wishes for Christmas cards
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 8:38:30     Post Reply
One of the youngest survivors of last month’s Sutherland Springs church shooting is requesting holiday cards be sent to him this Christmas as he continues to recover from the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history. Ryland Ward, 5, does not yet know that his stepmother and two sisters were among the 26 killed in the Nov. 5 massacre at First Baptist Church, The Star-Telegram reported. The boy was shot five times in the elbow, stomach and leg, and is having issues with his kidney and a shattered femur. Doctors are hopeful that he can head home in six to eight

´Merry Christmas from the president and
first lady!´ Melania stuns in a glittering
black cocktail dress alongside her husband in
their first official holiday portrait... and Ivanka
looks pretty good too
Daily Mail (UK), by Erica Tempesta    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 8:33:44     Post Reply
Melania Trump wowed classic black cocktail dress while posing alongside her husband for their first official Christmas portrait as president and first lady. The Trumps´ 2017 Christmas portrait was revealed on Melania´s Twitter page on Thursday afternoon — and the festive photo sees the president flashing an uncharacteristically bright smile. According to the tweet, Andrea Hanks photographed President Trump and his wife on December 5 in the Cross Hall of the White House. (Photo/Tweet) For the special occasion, Melania opted for a sleeveless Delpozo dress featuring a sparkling applique and a pair of classic black pumps. She wore her highlighted

Omarosa: I Have Seen Things in the WH
That ‘Upset’ Me, ‘Affected My Community’;
I Will Tell My Story
Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 8:18:07     Post Reply
Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America, former reality-TV star and White House staffer Omarosa Manigault said she will tell her story about what she observed during her time in the White House that “upset” her.Manigault said, “There were a lot of things that I observed during the last year that I was very unhappy with, that I was very uncomfortable with, things that I observed, that I heard, that I listened to.” She continued, “I can’t expand upon it because I have to go back and work with these individuals. But when I have a chance to tell my story,

CNN´s New Excuse For Anderson Cooper´s
Anti-Trump Tweet Is Absolutely Ridiculous
Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 7:59:48     Post Reply
Maybe tomorrow he´ll blame the Russians.Anderson Cooper and CNN came up with an absolutely hilarious explanation for a pretty vicious anti-Trump tweet posted on Wednesday on his personal Twitter feed.For background, here´s what happened first: President Trump sent out a tweet on Wednesday. (Tweet) A few minutes later, a reply was posted on Cooper´s Twitter account (and later deleted). “Oh Really? You endorsed him you tool! Pathetic loser," the post said."Tool"? "Loser"? Not exactly the words of America´s best newsman, are they? Then Cooper posted this: (Tweet) So, he was hacked. Or that was the implication, anyway.

Report: Sen. John McCain’s Health
is Taking a Turn For the Worst
Gateway Pundit, by Joshua Caplan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 7:55:12     Post Reply
Senator John McCain’s health appears to be taking a turn for the worst, say sources close to the Arizona lawmaker. In July, McCain was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.“The American Cancer Society puts the five-year survival rate for patients over 55 at about 4 percent,” reports Tucson.com. (Photo) CNN reports: Sources in the Senate tell CNN they have been worried about Sen. John McCain recently, following a week when the Arizona Republican was kept from the Senate to address side effects from his brain cancer treatment. The sources described McCain as looking increasingly frail and said



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5 Things to Know About Doug Jones´ Victory
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PJ Media, by Tyler O´Neil    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/13/2017 4:25:54 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, Democrat Doug Jones pulled off a stunning victory over Republican Roy Moore in Alabama. The race went down to the wire, but the Democrat prevailed. Here are five things to know about why Jones won, why Moore lost, and what it means for the future of the U.S. Senate and both parties. 1. Character matters. According to NBC News exit polls, 49 percent of Alabama voters thought the sexual assault accusations against Roy Moore were "definitely" or "probably" true. Republicans and Democrats split on partisan lines — a whopping 82 percent of Republicans said the allegations were "probably" or "definitely" false,

Boston Professor Proclaims
‘Jingle Bells’ a ‘Racist’ Song

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Breitbart Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston    Original Article
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A professor at Boston University has proclaimed Christmas carol favorite “Jingle Bells” to be a “racist song” and is urging people to shun the jaunty tune. Kyna Hamill, a theater history professor at Boston University, recently told the Boston Globe that the venerable Christmas song has a “secret” racist past that has been “systematically” hidden from Americans as they celebrate the Christmas season. “The history of the song has remained hidden behind its local and season affection,” Hamill told the paper. She continued saying the song’s “blackface and racist origins have been subtly and systematically removed from its history.” (Tweet/Video) Hamill

Obama AG Eric Holder Threatens GOP
Congress: ‘Any attempt to remove Bob
Mueller will not be tolerated’

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Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 12/14/2017 2:24:13 PM     Post Reply
Former Obama Attorney General Eric Holder threatened Republicans in Congress against removing Special Counsel Robert Mueller the day after GOP congressmen grilled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over Mueller stacking his team of Trump investigators with Hillary Clinton donors and lawyers. Holder issued his threat in a tweet Wednesday morning. Eric Holder, image via screengrab. “Speaking on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, Republicans in Congress be forewarned:any attempt to remove Bob Mueller will not be tolerated.These are BS attacks on him/his staff that are blatantly political-designed to hide the real wrongdoing. Country not party”

Explosive Texts Point To FBI, Not
Russian, Meddling In 2016 Election

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Investor’s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 12/14/2017 7:51:59 AM     Post Reply
Scandal: For 18 months, the FBI has been fixated on determining whether President Trump worked with Russia to influence the 2016 election. But explosive text exchanges between top FBI agents suggest it should be looking in the mirror. The text messages sent between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, which became public on Wednesday, provide a rare and illuminating window into just how rabidly partisan putatively nonpartisan law enforcement officials can be. In the exchanges, they called Trump an "idiot," a "loathsome human," an "enormous do-che," and said "this man cannot be president." When not berating Trump, they were praising Hillary Clinton. In one

Steve Bannon gets a pro-abortion
Democrat elected in Alabama

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Washington Post, by Marc A. Thiessen    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 12/14/2017 8:19:25 AM     Post Reply
Alabama is one of the most reliably Republican states in the country. The last time a Democrat was elected was in 1992, and no Democrat has won more than 40 percent of the vote in a Senate race there since 1996. The closest election in recent memory was in 2002, when Jeff Sessions won re-election by a razor-thin margin of 19 points. Sen. Richard Shelby has won his last three elections by 35 points, 30 points and 28 points, respectively. So it takes a special kind of stupid to pick a candidate who can lose to a Democrat in Alabama.

Epic! Sarah Huckabee Sanders Trolls
April Ryan With a Homemade Pecan
Pie and It’s Glorious (Photos)

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Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 9:23:05 AM     Post Reply
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders trolled April Ryan with a homemade pecan pie on Wednesday evening and it was glorious. (Photos) The Gateway Pundit’s Kristinn Taylor previously reported, April Ryan, White House reporter for American Urban Radio networks and CNN analyst, demanded President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders provide proof she baked a pie she tweeted a photo of on Thanksgiving Day. April Ryan demanded, “Show it to us on the table with folks eating it and a pic of you cooking it.” So that’s exactly what fearless warrior Sarah Sanders did Wednesday evening! Sarah Sanders

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

Paul Ryan Sees His Wild Washington
Journey Coming to An End

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Politico, by Tim Alberta and Rachael Bade    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 12/14/2017 12:37:58 PM     Post Reply
Spirits were high inside the House chamber on Thursday, November 16, when, in the early afternoon, the gavel fell and a measure to rewrite the American tax code passed on a partisan tally of 227 to 205. As the deciding votes were cast—recorded in green on the black digital scoreboard suspended above the floor—the speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, threw his head back and slammed his hands together. Soon he was engulfed in a sea of dark suits, every Republican lawmaker wanting to slap him on the shoulder and be a part of his moment. Ryan was the man of

Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee Tweets
Congratulations to ‘Doug Moore,’ Links
Victory to NFL Anthem Protesters

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Breitbart Sports, by Dylan Guinn    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/13/2017 10:46:29 AM     Post Reply
Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee took to Twitter on Tuesday night to offer congratulations and her explanation, for why Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate election.Instead, she ended up extending congratulations to someone called “Doug Moore,” while referencing NFL anthem-kneelers: (Tweet) Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in a shocking, upset victory on Tuesday night, becoming the first Democrat to represent Alabama in the Senate since 1996. Lee has embraced the anthem protest issue in the past, most notably by kneeling on the floor of the House of Representatives.“I kneel in honor of them.

Democrats should go after Ted Cruz
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The Week, by Ryan Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: texaspast- 12/14/2017 10:59:50 AM     Post Reply
Democrats´ shocking victory in the Alabama Senate special election undoubtedly has raised their potential list of seats they might win. If they can win in the Deep South, they can win anywhere. High on the list of reach targets is Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is up for re-election in 2018. Hillary Clinton did quite well in Texas, only losing by 9 points (better than she did in Iowa) — as compared to nearly 28 points in Alabama. What´s more, Democrats have a solid candidate in the form of Rep. Beto O´Rourke from El Paso. It is true, of course,

Revealed: Trump guzzles Diet Coke
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Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Jack Engelhard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 12/14/2017 11:54:59 AM     Post Reply
First, as the week began, came news of an attempted Islamic terrorist attack at New York’s Port Authority Bus Terminal…and next came everything we needed to know about the Mainstream News Media, which has once again, or finally become a punch line and a laughingstock. We need to exclude Fox News from that leftist cabal. Only Fox News still gives it mostly straight up, mostly fair and balanced. That same evening, visiting family when the Network News just came on, my son said, “Dad, which do you want first, the anti-cop story, the anti-Israel story, or the anti-Trump story?” That was ABC,

Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign:
I Don’t Think He Should Have
Been President

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Townhall, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/14/2017 12:19:32 PM     Post Reply
The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights. First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary. He accused Gillibrand of doing “anything” for campaign contributions. Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone. This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave…whenever that may be. Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign, as


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