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2017-09-23 09:31:25 PM  
Well done, Sir.

Well done...
 
2017-09-23 10:11:54 PM  
We just called to say we loathe you
We just called to say how much we care
We just called to say we loathe you
And we mean it from the bottom of our hearts
 
2017-09-23 11:46:41 PM  
How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?
 
2017-09-23 11:52:52 PM  
Trump just played with fireworks in a very dry forest.

pbs.twimg.com
 
2017-09-24 12:51:15 AM  
Don't read the responses... don't read th... Oh wait, this one's awesome:

img.fark.net
 
2017-09-24 01:36:19 AM  
I was going to support NFL players protest, but then a Stevie Wonder took my knee.
 
2017-09-24 01:37:32 AM  
I hope to see a lot of knees in the NFL Sunday. shiat gonna meet Fan? Make it so.
 
2017-09-24 01:40:06 AM  

davidphogan: Trump just played with fireworks in a very dry forest.

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x450]


Hey, give him credit.  It's been like 3 weeks since he praised white supremacists.

So at least he went back to dog whistles, unfortunately he used the dog whistle against a multi-billion dollar business.  This will not end well for him, but all we can do is sit back and enjoy the ride.
 
2017-09-24 01:42:04 AM  
"The most trusted @ username in news"?

Buzzfeed?
 
2017-09-24 01:44:15 AM  

fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?


Given how many people seem to believe that the Russians are running everything now, sooner than you think probably.
 
2017-09-24 01:46:00 AM  

BaronVonRascal: I hope to see a lot of knees in the NFL Sunday. shiat gonna meet Fan? Make it so.


In my head, I would like to see them take a knee and extend a middle finger, but I'm not sure how well that would play to the general public.  It would get a standing ovation from me, but soccer mom's and conservatives might need a fainting couch.
 
2017-09-24 01:51:22 AM  
gavinstephens.files.wordpress.com
/approves
 
2017-09-24 02:01:24 AM  
Geez if you're pissed with Stevie, just sneak into his house and move all the furniture
 
2017-09-24 02:07:38 AM  
Now THERE is a national treasure!
 
2017-09-24 02:08:05 AM  

mjjt: Geez if you're pissed with Stevie, just sneak into his house and move all the furniture


i.imgur.com

That shiat ain't funny, motherfarker!
 
2017-09-24 02:17:32 AM  

duppy: Don't read the responses... don't read th... Oh wait, this one's awesome:

[img.fark.net image 611x273]


Love his use of comma instead of apostrophe in a word that didn't even require an apostrophe to begin with. He doesn't just look like an outlaw he write,s like one.
 
2017-09-24 02:18:07 AM  
Anne Frank would be so proud!

/thank you Mr. Wonder
 
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2017-09-24 02:21:51 AM  
God DAMN are people on Twitter a host of idiots and assholes.  Don't read the comments.  Don't.
 
2017-09-24 02:36:49 AM  

fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?


They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.
 
2017-09-24 02:51:57 AM  

BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.


Is it more legally binding than an "abstinence pledge"?   Cause I totally signed one of those to get the cool pens there were handing out after you signed the "certificate".  Seriously, they were like a fancy $3-5 pen.
 
2017-09-24 02:56:57 AM  
By taking a knee, he stands on higher ground. Perfect.
 
2017-09-24 02:57:58 AM  

Mister Buttons: BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.

Is it more legally binding than an "abstinence pledge"?   Cause I totally signed one of those to get the cool pens there were handing out after you signed the "certificate".  Seriously, they were like a fancy $3-5 pen.


It is legally binding in that if you do not sign it, they will not employ you.
 
2017-09-24 03:03:38 AM  

BafflerMeal: Mister Buttons: BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.

Is it more legally binding than an "abstinence pledge"?   Cause I totally signed one of those to get the cool pens there were handing out after you signed the "certificate".  Seriously, they were like a fancy $3-5 pen.

It is legally binding in that if you do not sign it, they will not employ you.


That's messed up.
 
2017-09-24 03:13:09 AM  

Mister Buttons: BafflerMeal: Mister Buttons: BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.

Is it more legally binding than an "abstinence pledge"?   Cause I totally signed one of those to get the cool pens there were handing out after you signed the "certificate".  Seriously, they were like a fancy $3-5 pen.

It is legally binding in that if you do not sign it, they will not employ you.

That's messed up.


Yeah it was. I was allowed to write a protest rebuttal / statement to be included with it in my file, but was instructed that the statement could include no direct wording that expressed in any way evasion or that I was signing it under duress. (they had apparently dealt with this before)
 
2017-09-24 03:24:17 AM  

BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.


UCLA is a state university, therefore it is part of the government of the State of California. All government employees are required by law to take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of their state and of the United States of America. This is not surprising, nor is it new.
 
2017-09-24 03:27:43 AM  

Cyberluddite: BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.

UCLA is a state university, therefore it is part of the government of the State of California. All government employees are required by law to take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of their state and of the United States of America. This is not surprising, nor is it new.


It was introduced after 9/11. It was not a requirement before that.

'all government employees' (whatever that means) have never been required to do this.
 
2017-09-24 03:54:45 AM  
Black man falls to his knees to pray for America, receives vicious abuse from Trumpanzees in response.
 
2017-09-24 04:25:15 AM  
Wow I read some of the Twitter comments. I now think that civics should be drilled into our kids heads even more. The lack of understanding by some is amazing, hope it is Russian bots.
 
2017-09-24 04:37:28 AM  

BafflerMeal: Cyberluddite: BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.

UCLA is a state university, therefore it is part of the government of the State of California. All government employees are required by law to take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of their state and of the United States of America. This is not surprising, nor is it new.

It was introduced after 9/11. It was not a requirement before that.

'all government employees' (whatever that means) have never been required to do this.


You're wrong.  It has been required in California since 1950.
 
2017-09-24 04:47:53 AM  

Hoopy Frood: "The most trusted @ username in news"?

Buzzfeed?


It is pretty amazing.  They use part of the money they get from stupid lists and invest it in top rate journalism.  Some of their pieces are amazing.

/ someone should put together a list...
 
2017-09-24 04:50:26 AM  

meatofmystery: Now THERE is a national treasure!


Absolutely!

I was born in 1983, and he was so prevalent in the pop culture of my youth that I can't remember a time when I didn't know his music. He is just one of those iconic figures <3
 
2017-09-24 05:52:43 AM  

fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?



"I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
 
2017-09-24 05:54:22 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-24 05:56:31 AM  

The Continental Op: BafflerMeal: Cyberluddite: BafflerMeal: fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?

They never stopped being a thing in many places and in others were reinstituted after 9/11.

Working at UCLA of all places it is a requirement.

UCLA is a state university, therefore it is part of the government of the State of California. All government employees are required by law to take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of their state and of the United States of America. This is not surprising, nor is it new.

It was introduced after 9/11. It was not a requirement before that.

'all government employees' (whatever that means) have never been required to do this.

You're wrong.  It has been required in California since 1950.


I know this is Fark, the internet, and a drunken Saturday night for a lot of you but sheesh. Maybe read about that thing you googled for just to make a point.

One page later...

"In 1967, the California Supreme Court ruled in a 6-1 decision that the Levering Act was unconstitutional."

I was employed by UCLA prior to and after the re-implementation of the loyalty oath post 9/11.  I didn't even have to Google this.

/Yeah yeah, welcome to the internet.
 
2017-09-24 06:05:39 AM  

fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?


Well, refusing one was part of what got Comey fired, apparently.
 
2017-09-24 06:53:33 AM  
img.fark.net

So this will be making a comeback soon?
 
2017-09-24 06:54:55 AM  

fusillade762: How long before loyalty oaths become a thing again?


I signed a loyalty to oath to get my current job... and my previous one. So I'm getting a kick, etc.

/State employee in two different southern states
 
2017-09-24 06:58:58 AM  

Witty_Retort: Hoopy Frood: "The most trusted @ username in news"?

Buzzfeed?

It is pretty amazing.  They use part of the money they get from stupid lists and invest it in top rate journalism.  Some of their pieces are amazing.

/ someone should put together a list...


And they also plagiarize recipes and techniques from respected chefs and post it as their own. They're assholes that way.
 
2017-09-24 07:04:59 AM  

Cyberluddite: UCLA is a state university, therefore it is part of the government of the State of California. All government employees are required by law to take an oath to uphold the laws and Constitution of their state and of the United States of America. This is not surprising, nor is it new.


I'm going to stop you right there. This is just not true. I was a state employee in Texas of all places and was not required to sign any loyalty oath.
 
2017-09-24 07:31:42 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Black man falls to his knees to pray for America, receives vicious abuse from Trumpanzees in response.


Alt-right Trumpanzees,
All butthurt when blacks take a knee...

/have nothing
 
2017-09-24 07:52:04 AM  
99% of NFL players were college athletes. Many full scholarships right there. Talk about privilege...
 
2017-09-24 07:59:54 AM  
More distraction while trump tries to march us off to war.  Personally, i don't care what you do during the national anthem.  You can stand at attention, hand over heart, singing along, or masturbate for all I care.
 
2017-09-24 08:10:02 AM  
So Trump managed too make this about him. Anyone kneeling is protesting him and his awfulness. Sort of an anti-Trump, anti-white supremacy twofer.
 
2017-09-24 08:11:31 AM  
For those claiming loyalty oaths are a common thing...

An oath to uphold protect the constitution is not a loyalty oath.

A loyalty oath is pledging unquestioning support to a person or institution and all their/its future actions and orders.
 
2017-09-24 08:28:52 AM  

runwiz: More distraction while trump tries to march us off to war.  Personally, i don't care what you do during the national anthem.  You can stand at attention, hand over heart, singing along, or masturbate for all I care.


...if you've got the Right Stuff.
 
amb
2017-09-24 08:31:44 AM  
I hope Kaepernick gets picked up, but I think he will end up like Curt Flood.
 
2017-09-24 08:38:47 AM  
Stevie played the perfectly well and made a point without being a dick about it.  If the rest of these athletes and celebs who want to make a point would just wait until the anthem is over, and then take a knee and raise a fist in protest, they'd probably have a ten-fold increase in people joining them.  I will fully agree that I don't understand what it means to be a minority in America.  I absolutely see a reason to raise awareness about the issues that they have to deal with every day.

But I'm also a Veteran and currently work with soldiers on a daily basis.  As such, you'll never, ever get me to join you in protest during a time that I believe to be solemn and worthy of showing respect.  But when the announcer says "take your seats".... Yeah, I would take a knee with you at that point.

I realize some of you would be thinking that it defeats the purpose, but there's something about being able to catch more flies with honey....  The amount of people who think that these protests are disrespectful far, FAR outweigh those that don't.  Make your stand by taking a knee during the first play, or the 7th inning stretch.  Make your impassioned plea to your audience and ask them for a moment of silence at the beginning of your concert.  Insist on wearing a BLM shirt while taping your TV show.  Do that, and I will respect you far more than I ever would by doing something that does nothing for your cause except drive people away from it.
 
2017-09-24 08:48:10 AM  
Stevie Wonder You Haven't Done Nothin' YouTube
Youtube 0uQCJ6PzRdA
 
2017-09-24 08:52:12 AM  

Clash City Farker: 99% of NFL players were college athletes. Many full scholarships right there. Talk about privilege...


I'm going to guess mom and dad paid for your college.
 
2017-09-24 09:06:33 AM  

12349876: Clash City Farker: 99% of NFL players were college athletes. Many full scholarships right there. Talk about privilege...

I'm going to guess mom and dad paid for your college.


In a way they did, but not the way you think.
 
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