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2017-09-25 07:56:13 AM  
Welcome to the party, assholes.

I say that at least 3 times a day. Every. Farking. Day.
 
2017-09-25 08:05:29 AM  
Douchebag gonna douche
 
2017-09-25 09:22:35 AM  
Precidential
 
2017-09-25 09:45:42 AM  
i.giphy.com
 
2017-09-25 09:45:57 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-25 09:46:04 AM  
Nobody's making those soulless whores work for that f*cking jackass.

I mean, you know, just sayin'.
 
2017-09-25 10:00:08 AM  
"I think what the president is saying is that the [NFL] owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," Mnuchin also said on Sunday on ABC's This Week. "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Aaaaaaaand that's a big "f*ck you" to Mr Munchkin.

Also, has anyone considered that those soldiers in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan aren't really fighting for our freedom? Instead, they are fighting over resources that mega corporations greedily want? If we truly respect those men and women who sacrifice everything, shouldn't we at least be honest about what it is they are fighting, dying and being crippled for?
 
2017-09-25 10:07:41 AM  
I see Mnuchin is trying to say "They should know their place" without actually saying it.

Waiting for "uppity" to slip out soon.
 
2017-09-25 10:12:54 AM  
Fark off, Mnuchin, and your asshole wife, too.
 
2017-09-25 10:33:48 AM  
Why is the Secretary of the Treasury in front of the news explaining his boss's tweets about football?

Did he burn tons of taxpayer money getting there?
 
2017-09-25 10:45:40 AM  
I'm not clear on why the Disrespector in Chief is suddenly against disrespect.
 
2017-09-25 10:59:14 AM  
Most business minded President EVAR! Seriously. You see that laser-like focus on his agenda?
 
2017-09-25 11:22:36 AM  
No, they aren't forced to defend this.  They could always resign.  Or simply not defend it.

That they continue to choose to defend it speaks volumes.
 
2017-09-25 11:22:41 AM  
you know, if ya'll just hid the goddamn phone, and changed the passwords, and slipped him some metamucil, and set out some sugar free gummi bears, he might not have time to shiat on the internet
 
2017-09-25 11:23:15 AM  
Please make it farking stop. Take his phone. Chop off his hands. Lock him
in a closet. Give him a Valium. Just make it farking stop.
 
2017-09-25 11:23:29 AM  
Trump hates black players.  Racism got him elected.

How hard is that to explain??
 
2017-09-25 11:23:50 AM  
"Players have the right for free speech off the field. On the field, this is about respect for lots of people," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on this week's edition of CNN's State of the Union.

Nazi.
 
2017-09-25 11:23:59 AM  
Also, look it's another asshole who never served complaining about people disrespectin the authority of the flag
 
2017-09-25 11:24:50 AM  
This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Here's a thought: There is no reason to play the National Anthem before a farking football game, PERIOD.
 
2017-09-25 11:24:56 AM  
"Administration officials who were expecting to discuss North Korea or health care found themselves peppered yet again with questions about the president's social media habits."

In other words, the distraction was successful.
 
2017-09-25 11:25:34 AM  
I have no idea how we repair the country or even manage to one day overlook all of this and get along. I'm a relatively sane, normal person without much of an axe to grind but at this stage, I not only thoroughly hate Trump himself and those in his orbit, but I hate the people who support him and who put him where he is.There was ample evidence as to the kind of person Trump is all along. His supporters either chose to ignore it or else they loved him more for it. Fark every last one of them.
 
2017-09-25 11:26:11 AM  
the Treasury secretary added that "the president can use whatever language he wants to use."

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2017-09-25 11:26:56 AM  
So, one new quote by Mnuchin and then six paragraphs of copy-paste Trump tweets.  k, thx.
 
2017-09-25 11:26:58 AM  
"This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech.

The chief executive of the United States is calling for consequences for people who chose not to stand up during the national anthem before performing sportsball.
It literally is about free speech.
 
2017-09-25 11:27:18 AM  
Can someone remind me why sportsball is so linked to Patriotism? I mean, we don't have the national anthem for bowling or tennis competitions.
 
2017-09-25 11:27:51 AM  
YOU'RE NOT IN CHARGE OF THE NFL, ASSHOLE! YOU DON'T GET TO DECIDE WHAT THEIR PLAYERS CAN OR CAN'T DO ON THE FIELD!

Not sure why this isn't obvious.
 
2017-09-25 11:28:24 AM  

Kouta: [img.fark.net image 200x200]


If only Scott Adams could take his own advice.

DEHUMANIZE YOURSELF AND FACE TO BLOODSHED
 
2017-09-25 11:28:34 AM  

whidbey: This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Here's a thought: There is no reason to play the National Anthem before a farking football game, PERIOD.


Why do you hate America?
 
2017-09-25 11:28:44 AM  

wood0366: Can someone remind me why sportsball is so linked to Patriotism? I mean, we don't have the national anthem for bowling or tennis competitions.


...yet
 
2017-09-25 11:28:49 AM  
"I think what the president is saying is that the [NFL] owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," Mnuchin also said on Sunday on ABC's This Week. "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

I wonder what his line would be if high profile white players had started doing this to protest that their taxes are too high.
 
2017-09-25 11:30:01 AM  
I'm not sure how the Trumpers got this twisted to disrespect for the troops, but is seems to have legs.  A co-worker who is heavily into Facebook just repeated that asinine assumption.
 
2017-09-25 11:30:22 AM  
If Trump is really that rich, he could buy a franchise and make his own rules.
 
2017-09-25 11:30:34 AM  

freidog: "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech.

The chief executive of the United States is calling for consequences for people who chose not to stand up during the national anthem before performing sportsball.
It literally is about free speech.


Yeah I'd say this is "about free speech" as it's possible to be.
 
2017-09-25 11:30:49 AM  

Erma Gerdd: the Treasury secretary added that "the president can use whatever language he wants to use."

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Why the fark is the Treasury Secretary even involved? Are they going to mint coins with football players' faces on them?
 
2017-09-25 11:30:56 AM  
Where does he find these mindless minions?

On the one hand I would love to have a staff that defends everything I say because of course I'm always right about everything.

On the other hand I would like a staff that I could claim actually worked for me, not my ego and actually displayed some backbone now and then. You know. Thinking people with integrity.

It doesn't matter. I'm not hiring. I'm poor.
 
2017-09-25 11:31:02 AM  
I must have missed the memo that told us all the real problems had been solved and the president has nothing better to do than yap about farking football players.

I guess if you're looking for something to distract people from your monumental incompetence and corruption, you grasp at whatever straw you can find.
 
2017-09-25 11:31:47 AM  
farkabee isn't even trying anymore. We have nothing to add. No defense, no explanation, just "yep, that's what he said."
 
2017-09-25 11:32:00 AM  

Great_Milenko: "I think what the president is saying is that the [NFL] owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," Mnuchin also said on Sunday on ABC's This Week. "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

I wonder what his line would be if high profile white players had started doing this to protest that their taxes are too high.


He should be grateful. According to Munchkin's pet, sorry, "wife," rich people matter more because they pay more in taxes.

Those kneeling players covered your tab using government jets to wine and dine someone that will never love you for who you are, Steve.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:02 AM  
"They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

They wouldn't be kneeling if some of those 1st responders weren't shooting unarmed citizens.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:10 AM  
It was his rhetoric in Alabama on Friday night that started this ball rolling, not some random weekend twitter.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a biatch off the field right now. Out! He's fired. He's fired!'"

The economic anxiety in the crowd was palpable.

Link

While Trump's approval numbers have declined elsewhere, he remains widely popular in conservative Alabama. An August 2015 rally in Mobile helped to catapult his presidential bid.

More than once on Friday, Trump interrupted his speech to marvel at his support in the state. It was a wonder, he said, how a New Yorker like himself could be so popular in a Southern state like this one.

"I feel like I'm from Alabama, really," the president said.


I kind of agree with that last part, tbh.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:32 AM  

Nadie_AZ: "I think what the president is saying is that the [NFL] owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," Mnuchin also said on Sunday on ABC's This Week. "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Aaaaaaaand that's a big "f*ck you" to Mr Munchkin.

Also, has anyone considered that those soldiers in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan aren't really fighting for our freedom? Instead, they are fighting over resources that mega corporations greedily want? If we truly respect those men and women who sacrifice everything, shouldn't we at least be honest about what it is they are fighting, dying and being crippled for?


Don't get so worked up over it. It's Grade-A Dogwhistle bullshiat using DA TROOPS as a shield to hide from criticism or reproach. It's farking amateur hour.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:39 AM  

SirBarsalot: I'm not sure how the Trumpers got this twisted to disrespect for the troops, but is seems to have legs.  A co-worker who is heavily into Facebook just repeated that asinine assumption.


Just remember Trump prefers the troops that don't get captured. You disrespect the other ones just fine.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:40 AM  

Nadie_AZ: "I think what the president is saying is that the [NFL] owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," Mnuchin also said on Sunday on ABC's This Week. "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Aaaaaaaand that's a big "f*ck you" to Mr Munchkin.

Also, has anyone considered that those soldiers in Iraq and Syria and Afghanistan aren't really fighting for our freedom? Instead, they are fighting over resources that mega corporations greedily want? If we truly respect those men and women who sacrifice everything, shouldn't we at least be honest about what it is they are fighting, dying and being crippled for?


^^^ YES! So much this! I've been saying this for years. Maybe the case could be made that service members in WW2 were fighting for our freedoms because we had been attacked. Maybe, at that time, our Constitution was at risk. I mean, Afghanistan and Iraq were just not existential threats to us. And I say that as somebody who deployed twice, from a family where seven of us were deployed near-constantly from 2004-2010.

No one can really tell me that those two countries - or N.K. or Iran - really represent some true threat to any of the freedoms outlined in the Constitution or Bill of Rights. This whole "fighting for our freedoms" shiat has got to go.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:47 AM  

whidbey: This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Here's a thought: There is no reason to play the National Anthem before a farking football game, PERIOD.


This.  We don't do it before movies or plays. If you need a big jingoistic display at a ballgame to feel good about America and your fellow Americans, or to feel like people in uniformed services are being properly respected and honored, then you are the one with paltry patriotism and a fundamental misunderstanding of what this country is all about.
 
2017-09-25 11:32:49 AM  
"I think what the president is saying is that the [NFL] owners should have a rule that players should have to stand in respect for the national anthem," Mnuchin also said on Sunday on ABC's This Week. "This isn't about Democrats, it's not about Republicans, it's not about race, it's not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time... This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country."

Duly noted.  And you're argument is stupid and illogical.
 
2017-09-25 11:33:01 AM  

Erma Gerdd: the Treasury secretary added that "the president can use whatever language he wants to use."

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The problem is that he is an elected official representing the Government and yes, he can feel free to use whatever speech he wants, he just better square his Depends when people start holding him accountable for what he's saying since what he's saying represents the stance of his Presidency.

Actually it kinda brings up the question: If the President's statements do not reflect the Presidency or the policies of his Government, does that make him a figurehead alone? Are they intentionally letting him run free while they do 'what he really intends'?
 
2017-09-25 11:33:03 AM  
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I feel you, Trump team.  I feel you.

/I hate you, but I feel you.
 
2017-09-25 11:34:50 AM  
... and that's WHY people hijack tax talk with mnuchkin to ask these questions. They won't get a response anywhere else.

Plus Munchkin is too arrogant to just say let's talk about taxes instead. He walks right into the trap.
 
2017-09-25 11:35:43 AM  

wood0366: Can someone remind me why sportsball is so linked to Patriotism? I mean, we don't have the national anthem for bowling


FAKE NEWS!

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2017-09-25 11:35:59 AM  
Forget about the president (gulp).
The fact that there are career politicians who think it is absolutely fine to make excuses for this, who act serious and want to be taken serious, who go home at night and look their spouses in the eyes and say "Today, I did serious", that, to me, is outrageous.
 
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