It has been a very long time since the USA had a president that is willing to stand up and be recognized as a patriot. In some very clandestine/low-keyed manners, many of the people connected with Obama, including The Man himself were right on the boarded line when it came to the patriotism issue.
I don’t even want to mention Mr.s O’s coming out speech:
Because I have a hard time connecting the dots; will someone tell me, with comments like that, how can we expect anyone to have a positive attitude toward the USA?
PDT made a statement yesterday expressing his dissatisfaction over the KNEELING issue with some of the NFL players and the nu-patriotic fools that support them.
Just to demonstrate the bias of the media; this is what The Atlantic had to say about PDT’s comments yesterday.
In a speech Friday night, Trump urged NFL owners to fire players who protest. “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!”
Now ladies and gents, if we are going to tell it like it is, let us be far. I see many white sympathizers in the mix. There is nowhere in PDT’s statement where he uttered the word BLACK. This is how twisted and what instigators some of the media is with their reporting. For all of the people that only pick up bits and pieces, they will assume that PDT’s issue is with black players only.
This is what the less then patriotic Goodell and some of his puppet masters, NFL owners had to say in a rebuttal to PDT’s statement.
Most notably, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and several team owners – including those from the Giants, 49ers, Dolphins and Packers – issued statements Saturday in support of the league’s players and their right to express their political views.
“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players,” Goodell said in a statement.
“Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said in a joint statement Saturday, the New York Post reported. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.”
“Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more diviseness,” Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said in a statement.
These guys are crying all the way to the bank.
In my opinion, anyone that patronizes the NFL in anyway, they are half of an American. They are support a sport that has deliberately has allowed some of their players to disrespect the flag of the USA and what it stands for.
It is about time that the entire USA stands united in support of the country. Are there inadequacies that need to be rectified in this country? Absolutely yes. BUT showing disrespect to the flag that has many different representations, in many different areas and for the men and women that have served it, disrespecting is not the way to go about it.
Just think of the positive impact on this country there would be IF these same people put their efforts into showing respect for the flag.
The people that are showing the greatest disrespect are some of the ones that have benefited the most, becoming very wealthy only because of the USA, it’s freedoms and what the country stands for.
I will continue to say; don’t do the crime and you will not have to do the time. If people of all races keep their noses clean and do not break the law, that in-it-self will eliminate 95% of the of the possible interaction with the cops that do go haywire. The cops that do go over the line, HAVE TO BE dealt with and justice must be served.
I absolutely do not support the rogue cops that fly off the handle. What I will say; the general public has no idea just how intense situations can be when law-enforcement is faced with life and death situations. It is a whole different ball game when someone has a gun stuck in their face and are looking at eminent death. Response time has to be immediate and on some occasions the wrong decision is made.
I say support the good cops and deal severely with the ones that abuse their power. BUT; by eliminating the root of the problem; that is 99% of the battle. Don’t do the crime and you will not have to do the time.
Already we’re seeing that the more data we have, the less certain we are about how often shootings by police were justified. (I use justified in a general sense here, not a legal sense.) According to 2014 report in the Wall Street Journal, over a seven-year period ending in 2011, 41 police officers were criminally charged for an on-duty shooting. Over the same period, the FBI reported 2,711 justifiable homicides by law enforcement. That means that in at least 98.5 percent of police shootings, the officer was cleared of criminal wrongdoing.
Those are significant findings BUT there still been too many incidents where the cops who went on trial for misconduct (covers a broad area) and got off clean, even when the evidence was stacked against them. In those cases, the judicial system has failed.
What is the answer? The only one I can come up with is; we all have to pull in the same direction. This conflict between ideologies and patriotism is destroying the country.
ANYONE that puts a sporting event before their family our country, I would suggest they stop and take a good look in the mirror. They cannot like what they see.
I am 100% for boycotting the NFL either by not attending a game or watching it on TV. It is about time the silent majority in this country, if it still exists, to resurrect its silence and be heard again
What separates the doers from the talkers? Doers stand-up and will be recognized, whether under fire or not, while the talkers always go to the buffet table, gorge themselves on lobster tails and filet Mignon but never eat any liver. Something like a part-time patriot. No such thing; either you are all-in or you are not in the game. Gotta eat a little liver in life folks to know what it tastes like. Gotta stand-up and be recognized for what you believe in.
Just like PDT the doer. Against all odds, he is pushing forward and standing up for what he believes in.
The NFL owners are the enablers and the players who are the participants, they should be totally ashamed of their anti-American stances. BUT, always the BIG BUT; as long as the ca$h keeps rolling in the for NFL, they will continue with their dog and pony show, support for the players.
Here is a prime example of what little regard Jerry Jones has for law and order with some of the players he hired that have crossed the line. It is all about the $oldi and winning with this guy. The Dallas Cowboys are ONLY worth a whopping 4.2 billion dollars. In what country did Jerry make his fortune, China??
If and when the well runs dry and audience participation declines, the anti-American, super rich rich fools will be tripping over each-other running to their ambulance chasers to draft new language in their players conditions of employment.
When that happens (if ever) it will turn this entire thing around 360 degrees. It is a fact that many of the players who are making millions, are living from paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford a lay-off. Then and only then will we see just how fast patriotism once again becomes fashionable.
We all have to support the USA and our President. In the big scheme of things; he may be our last hope for survival in this very dangerous and complex world we are living in.