About the NFL Thing…

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Update:  My husband, who is very smart, pointed out that President Sunburnt-frog is probably trying to distract from his latest Obama-care repeal failure with this latest tantrum.  Also, the sunburnt-froglings are now struggling with their very own email scandals.  And after they made such a huge deal out of proper email usage during the campaign.  How very embarrassing.  “Lock them up!”  

President Cheeto-batter is at it again.  Stirring up crap on Twitter.  There must be something really juicy coming out about the Russia investigation.  Looking forward to that.  In the mean time…

A lot of people are all spun up about the NFL protests, which is exactly what President Putin’s-bitch wants.  He’d like us all to argue among ourselves while he and his cronies rob us blind.  I’m sure Tom Price is shuddering at the thought of flying coach right now.  Imagine being packed in like a sardine with the unwashed masses.  Eek!  Lucky for him, President Twitter-twit is really good at distracting people with nonsense.

Doesn’t our idiot president have more important things to worry about than the NFL?  Harvey?  Irma? Maria?  Apparently not.

If folks really do care about the United States of America and what it stands for, they might want to read the United States constitution, particularly the first amendment.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Football players have the same rights as any other American citizen.  Whether you agree with their position or not is beside the point.  As an American it should offend you when any government official, much less the POTUS, interferes with that right.

The flag and the anthem mean nothing without the rights enshrined in the constitution.  If you can’t stand the thought of someone peacefully exercising those rights, than how meaningful is your devotion to the flag and the anthem?

Hell, North Korea has a flag and a song.  So what?  It’s the most oppressive country on earth.

Veterans are, unfortunately, being used as a prop to get people even more divided and emotionally worked up.  Wouldn’t it be nice to hear what veterans themselves actually have to say?

Here are some thoughts from a black veteran, which is very interesting.  Here’s a story about a 97-year old WWII veteran who took the knee to support the players’ right to free speech.  Alejandro Villanueva is the Pittsburgh Steeler who has been inadvertently caught up in the drama.  Here’s a transcript of his comments.  His position is summed up in this paragraph.

People don’t understand, but the people who are taking a knee are not saying anything negative about the military, not saying anything negative about the flag. They’re just trying to protest the fact that there are some injustices in America. And for people to stand up for the national anthem, it doesn’t mean they don’t believe in these racial injustices, they’re just trying to do the right thing.

Let’s face it, these NFL protests have been going on for about a year now.  It never became a huge deal until President Flappy-gums made it into one.  People need to stop blindly going wherever he tries to steer them with his ranting.  If it wasn’t a big deal before this latest tantrum, then why is it now?  If the NFL can tolerate differing opinions, why can’t we all?  If veterans can understand both sides of the issue, why can’t the rest of us?  We’re all supposed to be on the same team, right?

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2 Responses to About the NFL Thing…

  1. Blue Paper says:

    Haha! Love it!

    (But am seriously getting worried about his nuclear holocaust fetish…)

    Naja

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. M_Blank says:

    OMG. Me, too. I hope Ivanka knows enough to hide the nuclear codes in a book. He’ll never look there.

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