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(Guardian)   Donald Trump wants the NFL to fire anyone that kneels during the National Anthem   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2017-09-22 10:53:31 PM  
He should read that pesky first amendment
 
2017-09-22 11:02:28 PM  

Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment


If you could manage to put it down on a chart with some snazzy pictures, he might read that.  Then again, that might be too taxing for him.
 
2017-09-22 11:10:28 PM  
Contracts. How do they work?
 
2017-09-22 11:40:42 PM  
 
2017-09-22 11:52:57 PM  
LOST-Sawyer's Son of a Bitch Compilation
Youtube JVQpETyWLag
 
2017-09-22 11:57:10 PM  
"When the NFL ratings are down massively, massively," he said. "Now the number one reason happens to be they like watching what's happening ... with yours truly. They like what's happening. Because you know today if you hit too hard: Fifteen yards! Throw him out of the game!"
He added: "They're ruining the game! That's what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game."


Yeah, I can't imagine why owners want to minimize injuries to players with high salaries.

You know who ELSE ruined a professional football league?

In 1985, the USFL voted to move from a spring to a fall schedule in 1986 to compete directly with the NFL. This was done at the urging of New Jersey Generals majority owner Donald Trump and a handful of other owners as a way to force a merger between the leagues. As part of this strategy, the USFL filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League in 1986, and a jury ruled that the NFL had violated anti-monopoly laws. However, in a victory in name only, the USFL was awarded a judgment of just $1, which under anti-trust laws, was tripled to $3.[2] This court decision effectively ended the USFL. The league never played the 1986 season, and by the time it folded, it had lost over US$163 million.

/He thought the Generals were due!
 
2017-09-22 11:58:57 PM  
From Trump's speech: That guy that disrespects our flag, he's fired.

And yet Trump disrespected the flag by getting the Russkies to help him into office. Go figure.
 
2017-09-23 12:16:42 AM  
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2017-09-23 12:17:21 AM  
So ... I should kneel at every sporting event, now? F*ck you Mr President.
 
2017-09-23 12:19:14 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: [img.fark.net image 425x430]


But, you can be sure we've not heard the last from the Huckabeast.
 
2017-09-23 12:22:40 AM  
Nazis = good people.
Uppity black sportsballers = not good people.
 
2017-09-23 12:23:05 AM  

HighOnCraic: "When the NFL ratings are down massively, massively," he said. "Now the number one reason happens to be they like watching what's happening ... with yours truly. They like what's happening. Because you know today if you hit too hard: Fifteen yards! Throw him out of the game!"
He added: "They're ruining the game! That's what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game."

Yeah, I can't imagine why owners want to minimize injuries to players with high salaries.

You know who ELSE ruined a professional football league?

In 1985, the USFL voted to move from a spring to a fall schedule in 1986 to compete directly with the NFL. This was done at the urging of New Jersey Generals majority owner Donald Trump and a handful of other owners as a way to force a merger between the leagues. As part of this strategy, the USFL filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League in 1986, and a jury ruled that the NFL had violated anti-monopoly laws. However, in a victory in name only, the USFL was awarded a judgment of just $1, which under anti-trust laws, was tripled to $3.[2] This court decision effectively ended the USFL. The league never played the 1986 season, and by the time it folded, it had lost over US$163 million.

/He thought the Generals were due!


Well that can't be.

If that was true, Trump would run the risk of appearing to use the office of the presidency to exact a vendetta against a former business rival who once got the best of him.

There's no way he is that stupid.
 
2017-09-23 12:25:55 AM  
*comment deleted for advocating illegal acts*
 
2017-09-23 12:29:35 AM  
"Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now"

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States of America.
Notice he didn't call Putin, Neo-Nazis, or white supremacists a "son of a b*tch".
But a black guy kneels and he's one.
 
2017-09-23 12:43:16 AM  

gilgigamesh: HighOnCraic: "When the NFL ratings are down massively, massively," he said. "Now the number one reason happens to be they like watching what's happening ... with yours truly. They like what's happening. Because you know today if you hit too hard: Fifteen yards! Throw him out of the game!"
He added: "They're ruining the game! That's what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit! It is hurting the game."

Yeah, I can't imagine why owners want to minimize injuries to players with high salaries.

You know who ELSE ruined a professional football league?

In 1985, the USFL voted to move from a spring to a fall schedule in 1986 to compete directly with the NFL. This was done at the urging of New Jersey Generals majority owner Donald Trump and a handful of other owners as a way to force a merger between the leagues. As part of this strategy, the USFL filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Football League in 1986, and a jury ruled that the NFL had violated anti-monopoly laws. However, in a victory in name only, the USFL was awarded a judgment of just $1, which under anti-trust laws, was tripled to $3.[2] This court decision effectively ended the USFL. The league never played the 1986 season, and by the time it folded, it had lost over US$163 million.

/He thought the Generals were due!

Well that can't be.

If that was true, Trump would run the risk of appearing to use the office of the presidency to exact a vendetta against a former business rival who once got the best of him.

There's no way he is that stupid.


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2017-09-23 12:56:42 AM  
 On the off-chance this works eventually... I really hope"we" are better than that.
 
2017-09-23 01:02:01 AM  
Remember when Bill Clinton urged the NBA to fire Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahmoud_Abdul-Rauf#National_anthem_cont​r​oversy

/Me either.
 
2017-09-23 01:03:11 AM  
Since when does the President's wants and desires have anything to do with the hiring and firing practices of businesses?

So, what y'all want is a State that governs who you can hire, who you can fire, and how your business runs day to day at the most minute level?

Yup...that certainly smells like "Freedom*" don't it...

*Note: "Freedom" is a trademark of Trump LLC, and thus cannot be used without the strict definition and permission of the license holder...
 
2017-09-23 01:23:57 AM  
The faster that clown can be thrown out of office and into a supermax prison, the better.
 
2017-09-23 01:24:14 AM  
Can we get rid of the son of a biatch in the White House yet?
 
2017-09-23 01:25:08 AM  
i just wonder how kneeling became something disrespectful. taking a knee seems like an alternative sign of respect to me.
 
2017-09-23 01:25:12 AM  
Without even approaching the merit of the question, is there any suggestion that they don't already?
 
2017-09-23 01:25:59 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: [img.fark.net image 425x430]


I love it.

Hill got told her commentary had to be directly related to sports to not be in violation of her contract, and she's still bringing it.
 
2017-09-23 01:27:09 AM  

hubiestubert: Since when does the President's wants and desires have anything to do with the hiring and firing practices of businesses?

So, what y'all want is a State that governs who you can hire, who you can fire, and how your business runs day to day at the most minute level?

Yup...that certainly smells like "Freedom*" don't it...

*Note: "Freedom" is a trademark of Trump LLC, and thus cannot be used without the strict definition and permission of the license holder...


Since the president became a Republican.
 
2017-09-23 01:29:22 AM  
Jesus farking christ, I am so goddamn sick of flag and anthem worshipping cocksuckers calling themselves real Americans while shiatting on everything the f*cking flag is supposed to stand for. They are f*cking antithetical to America.
 
kab
2017-09-23 01:29:59 AM  
I'd ask why the anthem is even performed at sporting events.

It is hilarious watching this non stop campaign mode he's stuck in.  I can only assume that his ego needs constant attention, or he'll just melt into an orange puddle of KFC grease and hair tonic.
 
2017-09-23 01:30:17 AM  
fark all, why did he say that stupid shiat? That son of a biatch doesn't know what free expression is, and now my ass has to go to work on Monday, and hear how awesome his little speech was. My liver can't keep up with this shiat.
 
2017-09-23 01:31:28 AM  

Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment


Devil's advocate- your employer doesn't recognize freedom of spéech.

 I admire Kap for making a stand, and agree with his reasons. But I'm not going to biatch when someone won't hire my alreadty sub-par ass when I call attention to...my sub-par ass.
 
2017-09-23 01:33:48 AM  
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My liver cannot take this much longer.
 
2017-09-23 01:33:54 AM  
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2017-09-23 01:34:42 AM  

fusillade762: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Also possibly

18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity's employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch


I don't think this applies to the President or VP. That pesky separation of powers thing.
 
2017-09-23 01:37:56 AM  

dickfreckle: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Devil's advocate- your employer doesn't recognize freedom of spéech.

 I admire Kap for making a stand, and agree with his reasons. But I'm not going to biatch when someone won't hire my alreadty sub-par ass when I call attention to...my sub-par ass.


It's slightly different when the president urges employers to punish other NFL players besides Kap.

/It's like we elected George Preston Marshall as president...
//Hopefully not obscure...
 
2017-09-23 01:39:11 AM  

TennesseeTuxedo: [img.fark.net image 850x1062]


I just stole this from you.  I won't lie, I teared up a bit.

Soup4Bonnie: [img.fark.net image 425x430]


This tea is some good, though.
 
2017-09-23 01:40:27 AM  
Citizens should be forced to stand to celebrate their freedom.
 
2017-09-23 01:41:42 AM  

Harry_Seldon: fusillade762: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Also possibly

18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity's employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch

I don't think this applies to the President or VP. That pesky separation of powers thing.


Aren't they considered officers of the executive branch?
 
2017-09-23 01:41:43 AM  

kab: I'd ask why the anthem is even performed at sporting events.


It's been tradition but having players out on the field is a new thing that started way back in the year 2009. Not surprisingly, the reason involved $$$.

https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/yp89dj/stephen-a-smith-points-o​u​t-nfls-paid-patriotism-problem
 
2017-09-23 01:43:14 AM  

HighOnCraic: dickfreckle: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Devil's advocate- your employer doesn't recognize freedom of spéech.

 I admire Kap for making a stand, and agree with his reasons. But I'm not going to biatch when someone won't hire my alreadty sub-par ass when I call attention to...my sub-par ass.

It's slightly different when the president urges employers to punish other NFL players besides Kap.

/It's like we elected George Preston Marshall as president...
//Hopefully not obscure...


When did it matter that a player makes a political stance is more important than how the player plays?  Kapernick is a second string player at best, to me it doesn't matter what he thinks
 
2017-09-23 01:43:26 AM  
Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey decried Trump's remarks, saying: "It's a shame and disgrace when you have the President of the US calling citizens of the country sons of a biatches."

Wow, that's terrible coming from the guy some citizens call Donny Two Scoops, President Cheeto, Small Hands, Orange Hitler, Il Douche. How coarse and ungentlemanly.
 
2017-09-23 01:45:11 AM  

jjorsett: Minnesota Vikings running back Bishop Sankey decried Trump's remarks, saying: "It's a shame and disgrace when you have the President of the US calling citizens of the country sons of a biatches."

Wow, that's terrible coming from the guy some citizens call Donny Two Scoops, President Cheeto, Small Hands, Orange Hitler, Il Douche. How coarse and ungentlemanly.


I know, funny how people think we should hold the President to a higher standard than some jackasses on some dumb blog.
 
2017-09-23 01:46:30 AM  

Harry_Seldon: fusillade762: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Also possibly

18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity's employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch

I don't think this applies to the President or VP. That pesky separation of powers thing.


If you click on the link

(b) In this section, the term "covered government person" means-
(1) a Senator or Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress;
(2) an employee of either House of Congress; or
(3) the President, Vice President, an employee of the United States Postal Service or the Postal Regulatory Commission, or any other executive branch employee
 
2017-09-23 01:50:20 AM  
How about no. fark you Two Scoops.
 
2017-09-23 01:50:55 AM  

Harry_Seldon: fusillade762: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Also possibly

18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity's employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch

I don't think this applies to the President or VP. That pesky separation of powers thing.


The president and the VP aren't part of the executive branch?  Then who is?
 
2017-09-23 01:53:02 AM  

dickfreckle: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Devil's advocate- your employer doesn't recognize freedom of spéech.

 I admire Kap for making a stand, and agree with his reasons. But I'm not going to biatch when someone won't hire my alreadty sub-par ass when I call attention to...my sub-par ass.


Correct, but the Presidenturging a company to not hire someone IS, to an extent, government infringement on speech.

Unless you wish to argue the word of the president caries no weight whatsoever, period?
 
2017-09-23 01:56:08 AM  

Can'tAlwaysGet: HighOnCraic: dickfreckle: Circusdog320: He should read that pesky first amendment

Devil's advocate- your employer doesn't recognize freedom of spéech.

 I admire Kap for making a stand, and agree with his reasons. But I'm not going to biatch when someone won't hire my alreadty sub-par ass when I call attention to...my sub-par ass.

It's slightly different when the president urges employers to punish other NFL players besides Kap.

/It's like we elected George Preston Marshall as president...
//Hopefully not obscure...

When did it matter that a player makes a political stance is more important than how the player plays?  Kapernick is a second string player at best, to me it doesn't matter what he thinks


It's almost as if your post didn't have anything to do with my post.  It's almost as if you're not very good at engaging in this discussion genuinely.  Almost.

Every NFL Player Who Has Protested During the National Anthem this Season

https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/22/national-anthem-protests-list-playe​r​s-kneel
 
2017-09-23 01:56:42 AM  
This country was founded on respect, you jackass, which can never be commanded but only earned.

/you haven't earned shiat, Two Scoops
 
2017-09-23 01:57:54 AM  
This will not end well.

/I am the very first to ever say this.
 
2017-09-23 01:58:29 AM  
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/Shamelessly stolen from another thread
//Please note, this is NOT in any way, shape, or form directed at any person in particular in this thread
 
2017-09-23 01:59:21 AM  
I doubt that Trump really gives a rat's ass about who stands or who kneels during the national anthem. His entire Administration revolves around intermittent Rally's in which he can toss his base the red meat that keeps them hypnotized to him.
 
2017-09-23 01:59:40 AM  

Walker: "Get that son of a b*tch off the field right now"

Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States of America.
Notice he didn't call Putin, Neo-Nazis, or white supremacists a "son of a b*tch".
But a black guy kneels and he's one.


ISIS merely warrants "loser terrorists" as an insult. And Kim Jong Un, a man threatening to blow up us and our allies, gets a childish playground nickname.

But a black man exercising his first amendment right is a "son of a biatch."

Wow. Just, farking wow.
 
2017-09-23 02:01:39 AM  
This man is more upset at Kaepernick than he is at white supremacists that murdered heather Dweyer.

Please just remember this.

At no point did he EVER call the white supremacist protesters in Charlottesville "Sons of biatches".
 
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