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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Don't bother with the national anthem

Skip the national anthem, NFL. We already know you hate the flag and the country. You care only about the money.

Save what little credibility you gave by not playing Our Song -- and by Our, I do not include the NFL. The league showed its true colors when players stood for "God Save the Queen" but not the "Star-Spangled Banner" in London last Sunday.

And spare us the jibber-jabber from Bob Costas. I turned off the sound long ago. But I do not want others to suffer.

His majesty, Costas, said:
"This is no disrespect to the military. Martin Luther King was a patriot. Susan B. Anthony was a patriot. Dissidents are patriots. School teachers and social workers are patriots."
Costas and company are not Martin Luther King or Susan Anthony.

King and Anthony went to jail for their beliefs.

The NFL cries like little thumb-sucking girls because the president tweeted something about them.

A politician called players SOBs in Alabama?

If only King got off so easily.

Read King's letter from the Birmingham jail again. I think the NFL and its owners misunderstood him. Certainly Costas did.

King and Anthony never dissed the flag, or the country. Both fought for a better country, not to divide our great nation.

I did not hear Costas or anyone else on the left defend the Tea Party when it protested Obamacare. All I heard was racist, racist, racist.

More from Costas:
"Patriotism comes in many forms and what has happened is that it's been conflated with a bumper sticker-style kind of flag-waving and with the military only, so that people cannot see that in his own way Colin Kaepernick, however imperfectly, is doing a patriotic thing. And so too are some of these other players.”

Patriotism does come with the flag. That is why we respect the flag and the song about it, the "Star-Spangled Banner."

Symbols do matter. I know that because people want to tear down the Confederate flag and various statues (including the Lincoln Memorial) because of what they represent.

If you side with Kaepernick, you side with the reason he gave for his protest.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
He told that to the NFL on August 27, 2016. The league posted it online at its official site.

Believe me, I defend this fool's right to protest.

Americans may have their disagreements, but one thing we all agree on is not disrespecting the flag.

Oh, you can fly it upside down as a protest. Sure. That is a sign of distress, not disrespect.

But the deal is once you disrespect it, you lose my respect.

Please spare us all the lectures, the hypocrisy, and the pageantry about Our Great Country because you don't believe it, and we now know better than to believe you love the country.

Don't fly the flag. Don't play the "Star-Spangled Banner." And don't accept any more tax breaks, subsidies or contracts from this “country that oppresses black people and people of color.”

Because that is what this protest is really about.

Your employee said so when he began this league-approved protest 13 months ago.


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  1. Amen!

    I particularly love this: The NFL cries like little thumb-sucking girls because the president tweeted something about them.

  2. "Symbols do matter. I know that because people want to tear down the Confederate flag and various statues (including the Lincoln Memorial) because of what they represent."

    Have you read about the Virginia Flaggers? They're placing 30 foot long Army of Northern Virginia battle flags (what is commonly but mistakenly to as "Confederate" flags) on 80 foot tall flag poles in highly visible locations all over Virginia. And it's all perfectly legal. Take that! - Elric

    1. Dang thang dropped a word. "mistakenly referred to as." - Elric

  3. I'm up for the "teams" to line up and wave 100 dollar bills at the cameras and bleachers. Some honesty might be welcome. This whole imbroglio has been the biggest waste of branding built over decades I have ever seen. It is amazing.

    1. Hear, hear!!! The No Fans Left spent the last fifty-plus years building up their "brand" into a great edifice and in the last 14 months has put the pedal to the metal in tearing that same edifice down. It's going to put other disastrous "adventures in branding" such as New Coke or the Edsel completely in the shade.

  4. Anthem protests, CTE, interminable replay reviews, excessive ads... all that adds up to "I've got better things to do." The NFL is no longer watchable.

  5. The left hates the NFL, and killing it is now an inside job.

  6. When someone steals from you or lies to you it is difficult to trust them anymore. When/If the nfl stands for the anthem; they've lost our trust. We don't believe them.

  7. 'If you are making a left wing protest it's patriotic. If you are protesting anything else, shut up because racist.' Just get it out there Bob, don't hide it.

    1. Exactly, SPP. If the Hard Left decides next that stop signs are White Oppression, Costas would jump on board first. Then the Loonies would start tearing down stop signs and their NFL clones (clowns) would take another knee. It's insane. Good luck driving then. I ain't ashamed to say it: Satan at work. And many (most?) of these players' moms are supposedly Godly women. They should be ashamed of themselves. Kap's adoptive mom has gone batshit crazy. Only a mom can convince an unruly child to get back in line. Ladies, you're failing, BIG TIME, on this.

  8. Folks, the NFL is approximately 75% Black. That puts all of their behavior in tribal territory. That means that there's no real way to solve this. To honor the flag, you have to be raised doing that. What does a young thug have to do with that?

    So he went to college.....was he socially promoted? You see, that's another problem. Well, this thing ain't going to work out like they tribalism grows.....well, White folks have tribes as well, don't they?

    Think about this....if a White player is hurt because he won't about them Raiders, huh? This is just going to spread. The Blacks have the dominant position out on the field. There will be more injured White players. That's what's not really being spoken of. Of course it's racial.

    1. Yup, Whacko. I'll see you and raise. The one position that is still somewhat white, besides QB, is...offensive line. What if some white OG said, fuck it, I ain't blocking for my BLM RB on this next play? Next thing you know, it's blacks playing touch football. (Chris Plante voiced what I was thinking - H/t Chris).

  9. Repeal the NFL's anti-trust exemption. Then they will really squeal like stuck pigs. - GOC

  10. As the blow back continues watch the NFL struggle in a net of their own making. They have placated Social Justice Warriors who will never be satisfied and pissed off their base. They will be wrapping themselves in the flag all the way into the super bowl now. It's really too late for that now. What a bunch of dopes.

  11. As Instapundit would have it, it's a preference Cascade in real life. The NFL is all about Black politics, and so you see what's happening. True social action. There's "in" groups....and there's "out" groups. The "out" groups are driven off for social cohesion. This is absolutely racial in nature, and the Black players are feeling dominant.

    The fly in the ointment is this.....the Bell curve is factual. True, there are some truly competent Black business men, but there's just not enough of them to matter. The Black players are dependant on the White business men. The only real answer may be a Black football league that has a much smaller footprint.

    Personally, I believe White reaction to the Black dominance moves in the NFL will be to abandon the game. CTE is the coming nightmare. Organized football down to the PeeWee leagues is toast. Soccer, track, and other similar sports will be the result.

    The revolution in online classes are going to seriously curtail the sjw nonsense going on today. Most young people today do not belong in a real college, taking serious STEM courses. There's a growing problem of Black mismatch in difficult courses. I have seen that personally.

  12. I've never been very interested in football, but thought that when fans start burning the jerseys, hats & paraphernalia supporting their teams, then things must really be bad.

    Silly me, I was thinking a football jersey was like $50 or so... oh, how wrong I was! That's more like the cost of a hat, but the jerseys are more like $150 and up!

    There are hundreds of videos out now showing lots of fans burning lots of jerseys, and I saw one guy burning some memorabilia he'd had for over 30 years. He said it was irreplaceable and that he could've got thousands for it on Ebay, but he was finished with football and finished with his team; he didn't want anyone to have it, he was burning the lot, and proceeded to do just that. Wow. That's really putting your money where your mouth is! I don't see the instigators doing that.

    The amount of pain and anger that Kaeperdink has stirred up is unbelievable. It's awesome, but I sure wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of it, like these idiotic players and their owners now are.

  13. Isn't Kaeperdink the evil prince in "The Princess Bride?" - Elric

  14. Haven't listened to an announcer since the flag madness began. Just because Costas can announce doesn't mean he can think.

  15. Dissent is once more the highest form of patriotism? Been a while since I last heard that.

    -Mikey NTH

    1. For really, REALLY bad values of "highest".

  16. Don, you've been quoted here:
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