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NFL To Fans: Drop Dead — How´s
That For ´Lack Of Respect´?

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

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Posted By:RockyTCB, 9/26/2017 6:50:18 AM

NFL Protests: Whether you agree with them or not, the NFL players and the executives that run the National Football League have really stepped in it, damaging their brand and alienating millions of fans and potential fans for no real good reason. It was a classic mistake. Like it or not, and whether it´s fair or not, many Americans feel that professional athletes as a whole lead a privileged existence, working only part of the year and earning millions for their efforts. When they´re seen leading "protests" by disrespecting the flag and the national anthem — and all the high ideals


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 9/26/2017 7:10:16 AM     (No. 11395797)

It´s already too late!

Shame on all of them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jinx, 9/26/2017 7:16:20 AM     (No. 11395802)

What they are doing is a disgrace. The men and women who fought and died to save lives across the world are being slammed. The Democrats are trying to call it racism. If the football teams were mostly white, what would they call it? The same people who earn very little for fighting for our country are the ones who are watching and helping pay football players who make millions. They may not like Pres. Trump but that dislike does not translate into hating our country. In my humble opinion, the MSM has created this by trashing Pres. Trump all day every day. He is standing up for America. What is so bad about that!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: daisymay, 9/26/2017 7:42:03 AM     (No. 11395821)

The Titans in Charge of running the NFL, the Coaches and the Owners really stepped in it on Sunday. They thought they could fool the Simpletons who sit at home in their Recliners, drinking Beer and eating Chips, by not going on to the Field until after the National Anthem was played. What an INSULT to the Fans! What these Millionaires haven´t yet figured out is the fact that the President let the Roaring Lion out of the Cage when he pointed his finger at those Thugs wearing NFL Uniforms who have been taking a Knee and getting away with it. NOW the world is awake and watching their every move. NOW the Fans are NOT happy! NOW Those who watched at Home are turning OFF their TV Sets! NOW there are thousands of empty seats at the Stadiums. hmmmm What to do! The NFL had better figure it out before next Sunday or they will lose many thousands more Fans who are waiting, and watching, to see if the NFL has realized they could lose EVERYTHING just to pacify the Black Spoiled Brats who think they´re king of the Hill! Those Brats could lose everything as well if the Fans walk away and there isn´t any money to pay their Huge Salaries! I hope that happens!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 9/26/2017 7:45:41 AM     (No. 11395825)

Wait until the NBA season starts. Games every night being breathlessly followed by the liberal press and ESPN. Guess I´ll be watching a lot of hocks.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 9/26/2017 7:46:18 AM     (No. 11395826)

lots of hockey that is

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/26/2017 7:53:27 AM     (No. 11395835)

Some of you may understand this. Others may ridicule it. But, I feel like an old friend died. I am grieving for the days my late father and brother and I spent watching our favorite team, cheering and making a memory. I feel like those memories have been sullied, intentionally.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hamrman, 9/26/2017 8:12:30 AM     (No. 11395853)

Fans to NFL, RIP!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: scottc, 9/26/2017 8:13:47 AM     (No. 11395857)

It´ a penalty for a player to taunt another player but the players and owners are taunting the fans. Boycott all things NFL.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: George R., 9/26/2017 8:15:58 AM     (No. 11395862)

I´ve been a Redskins fan since 1954 and it wasn´t always easy; I lived in Texas for 6 years. I´ve been an American for longer than that, now given the mandate to choose between the two, guess who wins? God Bless the USA! Goddamn the NFL!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/26/2017 8:21:08 AM     (No. 11395869)

#6, I agree with you.
I enjoyed football, played it, against a few NFL players while serving in the USAF in Europe, as well as against some All Americans. (In those days, lots of NFL players and All Americans served in the military, unlike today.)
Over time, the owners and the NFL changed the ru
les to make it a giant player game, rather than a talent player game. (1939 NY Giants line averaged under 200 lbs. In the 1960s,

there were 230-240 pound linemen. Now an interior lineman under 300 pounds is unusual.)
As a western Pa native, I rooted for the Steelers - they were America´s team, contrary to what Jerry Jones thinks - a team from a gritty pre-NAFTA industrial town, who played their hearts out for their fans.
But owner greed and a contemptible commissioner, Rotten Roger Goodell, ruined the product. Roger would have Ok´d OJs return to the NFL, if he had better knees.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Namma, 9/26/2017 8:21:55 AM     (No. 11395872)

Tim Tebow took a knee and Was run out of football for doing so and praying. These jerks are taking a knee and using our National Anthem to protest. And we are suppose to accept that. Not on your life will I. I think all this is being done to stop the patriotism in this country but the only thing that is happening here is this country is seeing just who is is unpatriotic. Protest some other way. Don´t use the National Anthem.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: scottc, 9/26/2017 8:24:50 AM     (No. 11395875)

Mamas don´t let your Cowboys grow up to be leftwing punks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dman, 9/26/2017 8:35:53 AM     (No. 11395895)

Fans will have the final word in this.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rather Read, 9/26/2017 9:02:16 AM     (No. 11395933)

When a player in the NFL gets fined, it´s usually more than my yearly salary and he can pay it out of his pocket change. And he thinks he´s oppressed? Sorry, guys you have lost me. Good bye and don´t forget to lock the door to the empty stadium on your way out.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: greggojo, 9/26/2017 9:03:00 AM     (No. 11395935)

Goodell is a left wing disingenuous jerk. Jerry Jones is a dope (did he really think fans were going to swallow his little stunt last night? Moron.). No matter how these players "protest" they are accusing America of racism, they are focusing on the very police officers who every day have to go into these urban hellholes and try to keep the residents from hurting each other, and of course, the players are totally ignoring the real problems of America´s Black communities, i.e. illegitimacy, Democrat politicians, generational welfare, crime, failed traditional union schools. They can take their phony protests and gth. They have ruined a great American pastime. Liberals ruin everything they get anywhere near, be it our education system, our inner cities, a sport, a business, national unity, you name it, they damage or destroy it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: paral04, 9/26/2017 9:06:06 AM     (No. 11395939)

The fans and other citizens who don´t give a rats about football are picking up the tab for those stadiums they are making their money in. As a tax payer, I resent their arrogance and lack of respect for those who are wounded and died for this country. Enough! Play ball or leave the field.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ginadee, 9/26/2017 9:07:54 AM     (No. 11395942)

The owners and the players will feel it in the pocket book before the fans miss NFL Football.
The NFL is right up there with Hollyweird.
Politics does not belong in sports or entertainment. They all need to learn their lessons. If not, look for empty stadiums and theaters.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: delta dave, 9/26/2017 9:08:29 AM     (No. 11395944)

I guess the NFL has succeeded in advancing their activist agenda at the expense of entertaining fan.

Page through all the articles posted about the Dallas game last night and you will not see one word about the game, who played, or the final score.

So did they actually play the game and if so who won? Anyone know?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/26/2017 9:20:54 AM     (No. 11395958)

Here in Las Vegas, many people do this- Go all in in one last desperation move that most often, in retrospect, was a totally stupid thing to do. The NFL (Goodell) was trapped (or so they thought) between a really hard place and a massive rock. "Goodell´s explanation of "freedom of expression" is total BS. He shut down all sorts of "freedoms of expression" on the field before- like the Dallas players wearing symbols of grief over the slain police officers, a player´s expression of which shoes are best, etc. But, this egregious expression of despising our nation´s flag and anthem by millionaire ball players is okay? And then, the AH doubles down with it! He goes all in! Jerry Jones and the Cowboys? and they WERE America´s team! That hanger is lost forever, now. Imagine we have come to this! It´s nearly impossible to contemplate. How can that many otherwise intelligent people get this that wrong?

Well, they managed it. And now the battle lines are drawn. "Sumpter" has been fired upon!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 9/26/2017 9:21:18 AM     (No. 11395959)

Suck it fans! Shut up and fork over them tax dollars (1.1 BILlion last I heard) because the owners need the money.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: MDConservative, 9/26/2017 9:29:58 AM     (No. 11395972)

Nos. 9 and 10 are what the NFL will lose after this...and those are core fans. The image of "a team from a gritty pre-NAFTA industrial town, who played their hearts out for their fans" is replaced by the mocking monicker "Kneelers" and the fuzzy Villaneuve episode where a coach and a teammate have thrown a popular player under the bus for violating "team unity", although apparently approved by his other teammates. And one wonders about the saintly Rooneys...

The Washington situation is no less bizarre. We have mostly black players demanding some undefined action related to "civil rights" playing for a team named that which a fair number consider a racial slur. Not a peep on that front. It´s not a black thing, I guess.

But what thing is it? It was a thing before Trump tweeted, which is the NFL´s excuse for organized disrespect and defiance of its customers.

Perhaps it is still the Kaepernick thing: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color..."

The NFL perhaps needs to change its shield to one of red, black and green replacing the "oppressive" Stars and Stripes until all that supposed oppression ends. One wonders how much educational and professional opportunity was wasted on football "scholarships".

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 9/26/2017 9:43:50 AM     (No. 11395994)

These multi-millionaire stars of thugball beat up their girlfriends, hang their dogs, abuse alcohol and drugs, and then wonder why they are not respected.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ribald1, 9/26/2017 9:57:33 AM     (No. 11396011)

The Football audience has been in general decline for a while now.
This marketing plan (that is what it is) stands a decent chance of dramatically increasing audience worldwide (especially among Muslims, hence the genuflection) even if comes at a cost of some US fans.
This is not player driven, the NFL changed the rules specifically so this could happen.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 9/26/2017 10:00:03 AM     (No. 11396015)

#6 I´m with you but this isn´t Terry Bradshaw and Franco Harris anymore or those snowy games on ice when tough players played the game for the love of it and of America.
Bradshaw received $12K for a Super Bowl and a commissioner would fire a team for the heathen antics of today. No an old friend has passed and it´s all memories and bubble gum cards now.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: starboard, 9/26/2017 10:43:50 AM     (No. 11396081)

You´ll never hear this in the press, but President Trump just got himself reelected with his stance on the Anthem.

I stand for the Flag and USA.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Hotrod, 9/26/2017 10:46:16 AM     (No. 11396089)

Patriots fans get to pay $4.50 for a cup of tap water. Now that they have been called out on it, the Pats have apologized. Too late!

Football has gotten too expensive anyway. Food and drink prices are ridiculous and because they have a captive audience. On TV, there are too many commercials. Every time there is a few seconds to spare between plays, they break away and we miss things.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: hershey, 9/26/2017 10:57:27 AM     (No. 11396106)

Sorry state of affairs....I wonder what it would amount to dividing all the money made by these losers by the number of games they play in a season?

And a grunt on the front lines in Iraq or some other middle east crap hole gets maybe $35k a year if he´s lucky??? And divide that by the number of patrols they go out on....

Way out of proportion....

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Reply 28 - Posted by: MattMusson, 9/26/2017 12:18:55 PM     (No. 11396211)

I am not going back without an apology from the League.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mathman, 9/26/2017 12:47:06 PM     (No. 11396242)

1. Cancel the anti-trust exemption.
2. No more Federal funds for stadiums.
3. Cancel the tax exemption.
4. Networks: re-negotiate based on viewers.
5. Don´t go to games. If you go, don´t buy food or drinks.
6. turn off the tube.
Boycotts work.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: crankyyankee, 9/26/2017 1:33:38 PM     (No. 11396322)

#6 I share your pain. I would like to thank LeSean "Shady" McCoy for unshackling me from 58 seasons of bondage to the Buffalo Bills. I can reacquaint myself with my bride and family, and work on lowering my handicap. I gave up my season tickets after the first strike in the 80´s and can walk away from it all now.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 9/26/2017 1:40:11 PM     (No. 11396334)

It always seems to be the few who ruin everything for the majority. Not all of the football players are thugs. Many past and present players like Kurt Warner, Tim Tebow, Len Dawson, Drew Brees, and Tony Romo are hurt by the thugs and idiots like Kaepernick and the other "oppressed " players. Are the owners, who joined the knealers, afraid the players will quit the team if they don´t side with them? Dream on. If fans dont Watch and buy stuff, they just might wake up.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: citizen, 9/26/2017 2:36:05 PM     (No. 11396408)

#6 isn´t alone. So many of us, some with many decades of watching the NFL, have good memories
of watching the games with family and/or friends. Sad to see all that shot down with disrespect for the flag and all it represents.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: flybynight, 9/26/2017 3:25:11 PM     (No. 11396490)

Somebody explain this to me: (Make it simple, because I´m none too bright.)
Thousands of our fellow citizens and neighbors have lost everything, their world is a shambles, and they have nowhere to go, no clue how to begin to rebuild their shattered lives, no power, no water, no communications, so they aren´t even sure how their relatives are....
And while the world has utterly crumbled for so many, we as a nation stand transfixed by the spectacle of football players, pampered, petulant part-timers, worth tens of millions of dollars, behaving poorly. And we have the vapors. Fanning ourselves in shock at the very idea that idiots act like idiots.
Got Values, anybody? Turn off your silly TV. Send the price of a season ticket and refreshments to the charity or rebuilding organization of your choice, and let Hollywood, NFL, and the rest of those clowns stew in their own juice.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: dbdiva, 9/26/2017 3:57:40 PM     (No. 11396563)

I love Pittsburgh; the people are great; friendly and down-to-earth. I went to college there and have some really wonderful memories. I was a senior during Bradshaw´s rookie year and was a HUGE fan for several decades. I miss the old Steelers; what a total come-down. The current crop can´t hold a candle to those guys.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Island Life, 9/26/2017 4:30:36 PM     (No. 11396630)

"Well Said" comments all. Suppose we boycott the games at stadiums and on TV so the teams do not get their anticipated loot from us. If the black snowflakes don´t get their contract salaries, do we end up paying them?

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Reply 36 - Posted by: JimBob, 9/26/2017 6:52:59 PM     (No. 11396842)

"NFL To Fans: Drop Dead"

My reply to the NFL:

My TV has an ´Off´ button.

Watch this!


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Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia´s new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white. (5 tweets) This racism on the part of some in the black community, who are bruddas and sistas to us all, is very sad. Most white people want us to grow together as a community. I just wish everyone of all races felt the same way. Questions for discussion: After years of Obama´s race baiting, President Trump is the first "post-racial" president to follow him. What do you think President Trump

Paul Ryan on Trump Ad Attacking Dems:
‘I Don’t Know If That’s Necessarily Productive’

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Breitbart Video, by Pam Key    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/21/2018 8:10:13 PM     Post Reply
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) questioned President Donald Trump’s new campaign ad saying Democrats “will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants” if they continued the shutdown. Ryan said, “They are certainly not helping us keep the government open. They are certainly not helping us get to a solution on immigration. When you shut down the government you stop negotiating on immigration reform. They’re complicity with not getting things done.” He added, “I’m not going to comment. I just saw that. I don’t know if that’s necessarily productive. It’s no

FBI Mysteriously “Loses” Five Months
of Text Messages Between Peter
Strzok and Lisa Page…

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Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 1/21/2018 5:42:49 PM     Post Reply
The Daily Caller journalist Chuck Ross has some extremely interesting information released today surrounding former top FBI Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and DOJ/FBI liaison attorney Lisa Page which includes a disclosure by top FBI officials that text messages between Strzok and Page have gone missing. (Snip) According to information relayed to Senator Ron Johnson, the period of time the FBI has “lost” is from December 14th, 2016 to May 17th, 2017, the exact day that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was assigned to lead the Russia collusion probe. As CTH has previously outlined the same “small group” inside the DOJ and FBI,

Congress seeks answers after FBI
claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/21/2018 10:58:14 PM     Post Reply
Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey

What´s next in the investigation
of those missing FBI texts

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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/23/2018 5:06:27 AM     Post Reply
Congressional investigators believe they are barely beginning to answer the questions raised by the text messages between the FBI´s Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. For several reasons: 1) Strzok and Page were more prolific texters than anyone knew. In a statement late Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said FBI investigators have found "over 50,000 texts" in their review of Strzok-Page communications. 2) Even with all those texts, the FBI says it cannot find the couple´s messages between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017 — a critical time in the Trump-Russia affair. It´s probably safe to say there is not a single

Breaking: New Texts From Anti-Trump FBI
Agents Mention A ´SECRET SOCIETY´

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Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2018 10:46:17 PM     Post Reply
New text messages from anti-Trump FBI agents reviewed by investigators reportedly make reference to a "secret society," in what could be the nail in the coffin for special counsel Robert Mueller´s Russia investigation. Investigators have reviewed 50,000 text messages on FBI servers looking for all exchanges between anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page during the 2016 election, Fox News reported. The revelation comes as investigators are seeking the whereabouts of approximately five months´ worth of text messages between Page and Strzok. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox News on Monday that one

Schumer: GOP Has ´Forgotten
the Lessons of the Founding
Fathers´ by Not Compromising

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PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/21/2018 9:00:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the government shutdown a “manufactured crisis” created by Democrats who want a permanent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix, which he referred to as a “non-emergency” issue that does not belong in the short-term spending bill to continue federal government operations. “The one non-emergency issue our friends on the other side of the aisle are trying to shoehorn into this discussion doesn’t reach that status of emergency until March. This is pure folly. The American people know so, that´s why in a recent survey a majority said keeping the government open

California Democrats want some businesses
to fork over half tax-cut savings to state

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Fox News, by Edmund DeMarche     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2018 12:27:25 PM     Post Reply
Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers introduced a bill that would force large companies to fork over half of their expected savings to the state. Assemblymen Kevin McCarty and Phil Ting, both Democrats, introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22, which calls for a 10 percent surcharge on companies with a net earnings over $1 million. The plan could potentially raise billions for the state´s social services programs. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals,” Ting said in a statement,

Chuck Schumer: ´We will vote
today to reopen the government´

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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2018 12:36:55 PM     Post Reply
The Senate on Monday was set to hold a successful vote to reopen the federal government, after Senate Democrats agreed to let the bill through even though it doesn´t include immigration language they are seeking. "We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the floor. Under the bill up to be called up, the government would be fully funded through Feb. 8, and it would fund the Children´s Health Insurance Program for six years. It would also reopen the government, which has been partially closed since midnight

´It´s time to address the "poor me"
routine´: Megyn Kelly RIPS Jane Fonda for
her outrage over a plastic surgery question
before attacking ´Hanoi Jane´ for still ´not
being proud of America´ as she brings*

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Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Spargo    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 1/22/2018 12:56:56 PM     Post Reply
It has been four months since Megyn Kelly earned the wrath and ire of Jane Fonda for asking the 80-year-old actress about her plastic surgery, and the NBC host is now responding to the backlash. That moment occurred during Kelly´s third episode when she asked the Oscar-winner about what work she had done in the past, which prompted a steely Fonda to stare Kelly down and ask: ´We really want to talk about that now?´ Since then Fonda has complained about the question to a number of outlets, and even mocked Kelly´s question on Today last week during an interview

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