NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem - page 4

Unless you live in a cave you’ve heard and seen the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem prior to games. Like most topics these days the country is very divided over... Read More

  1. by   Lil Nel
    How about the stunt pulled by Mike Pence over the weekend? He walked out of a Colts game when players kneeled during the Anthem. Of course, he had been ordered to do so by the Bum. This is all smoke and mirrors, folks. I wish more people would smarten up and realize that. Nothing but smoke and mirrors.

    Personally, I don't care what Mike Pence does, or doesn't do. He is simply a tool.
  2. by   toomuchbaloney
    The worst part is the queen's drama is that it cost the tax payers a quarter million dollars to watch Pence posture, pose, and then lie about his protest.

    The athletes, on the other hand, are honest about what they are doing and the tax payers don't have to pay extra for it.
  3. by   herring_RN
    Quote from nurseactivist
    I didn't mean to upset anyone.

    What upsets me is that he thinks it is "normal" to be stopped, searched, sometimes handcuffed. He says, "don't worry mom, they always let me go." It is that secret fear that a mom has that one day something catastrophic could happen to my "baby."
    It needs to be posted by as many of us who experience it.
    We once had a member who seemed to think I was posting a lie regarding my son.
    At the time he walked on Cherry Avenue in Long Beach to rent movies. To him it took less time to let the police question him and check ID than to find a parking place walking distance from their apartment.
    Cherry is a busy four lane thoroughfare .
    In U.S., 24% of Young Black Men Say Police Dealings Unfair
  4. by   dodah677
    I think back to Cassius Clay, better known as Mohammed Ali and the h-ll raised over him. History repeats itself. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  5. by   Farawyn
    Quote from nurseactivist
    I didn't mean to upset anyone.

    What upsets me is that he thinks it is "normal" to be stopped, searched, sometimes handcuffed. He says, "don't worry mom, they always let me go." It is that secret fear that a mom has that one day something catastrophic could happen to my "baby."
    That's why I did cry. And no, YOU didn't upset me. This all did. I can't imagine.
    Love to you and your family.
  6. by   toomuchbaloney
    Personal stories that exemplify the police harassment of blacks are distressing. Evidence that Americans are so blind to the police abuse of power and authority is more than upsetting.
  7. by   Lil Nel
    Well, John McCain called the Bum out on the smoke and mirrors game he is playing with "patriotism."

    And why is the National Anthem played before sporting events? Is it played before movies, the ballet or plays? No. Sport is entertainment.

    Before the Kentucky Derby, the National Anthem ISN'T played. Instead, My Old Kentucky Home is played. Same thing before the Preakness, it is Maryland, My Maryland that is sung. Before the Belmont, it is New York, New York.

    Get the National Anthem out of sports, or shut up with athletes choose to kneel.

    Again, the only one disrespecting this nation is the Bum. He does it on a daily basis.
  8. by   toomuchbaloney
    Sports Illustrated reports that the NFL and owners will respect the 1st amendment rights of the players.

    Your move, Trump.
  9. by   1056chris
    The difference between their place of employment and most peoples jobs is simple. It is a ball game for the entertainment of fans and players. I don't think it is the time and place for the protest, but they are not protesting our country or the veterans who served. I believe when Kaprenick started this bs he did it to protest what he felt was racial divide being reinforced by the leader of our country, and being on tv he could get others to follow suit. Then all was forgotten he was off the team and not getting a job. A couple other players started to follow suit and our president starts tweeting that NFL players not standing for the flag should be fired. That was like throwing gas on a fire. He not only got Kaprenick followers fired up, but stuck his nose where it doesn't belong. Then the next thing you know everybody's kneeling for solidarity of their team, their friends, and their rights. If we start saying how one should act if they are not breaking the law, next thing you know Trump will have a statue built we have to bow to. Those men weren't hurting anyone and they have great respect for our country and the men that served. Trump should be banned from twitter is what I think.
  10. by   herring_RN
    Quote from 1056chris
    The difference between their place of employment and most peoples jobs is simple. It is a ball game for the entertainment of fans and players. I don't think it is the time and place for the protest, but they are not protesting our country or the veterans who served. I believe when Kaprenick started this bs he did it to protest what he felt was racial divide being reinforced by the leader of our country, and being on tv he could get others to follow suit. Then all was forgotten he was off the team and not getting a job. A couple other players started to follow suit and our president starts tweeting that NFL players not standing for the flag should be fired. That was like throwing gas on a fire. He not only got Kaprenick followers fired up, but stuck his nose where it doesn't belong. Then the next thing you know everybody's kneeling for solidarity of their team, their friends, and their rights. If we start saying how one should act if they are not breaking the law, next thing you know Trump will have a statue built we have to bow to. Those men weren't hurting anyone and they have great respect for our country and the men that served. Trump should be banned from twitter is what I think.
    I agree except I'm not sure the president should be banned from Twitter.
  11. by   toomuchbaloney
    Please don't ban Trump from twitter. He is entitled to his opinions and the world needs to understand how emotionally and intellectually unfit for office he is. Nothing proves his incompetence better than his own confused, divisive, and petty words.
  12. by   Lil Nel
    I just heard an interview on NPR with a reporter who has written a book about Eric Garner. You probably know him as the Black man held in choke hold by Staten Island cops who yells out: I can't breathe.

    His death was ruled a homicide. What I didn't know, was three years later, even with video tape of the incident, NO police officers have been indicted or disciplined for his death.

    That is amazing. It is just lucky that the NFL players ONLY kneel.

    There is simply no justice for certain members of our society, and the fact that that doesn't bother a bunch more people in this country is stunningly sad.

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