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(ESPN)   Pat Tillman's wife kindly and eloquently asks that her husband's memory not be politicized, then adds to no one in particular to get his image off your Twitter feed you divisive orange-skinned shiatgibbon   ( espn.com) divider line
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2017-09-26 03:23:10 PM  
ESPN writes "killed in action", decides to leave out "by friendly fire."

Also, tone deaf and not researched at all by Trump before he used that man's name.
 
2017-09-26 08:08:18 PM  

lindalouwho: ESPN writes "killed in action", decides to leave out "by friendly fire."

Also, tone deaf and not researched at all by Trump before he used that man's name.


It's not like Trump knows who the enemy is anyway.
 
2017-09-26 08:20:20 PM  
I always found this rant interesting. Not sure if I agree with it because I don't really know all the facts, and of course I never had a chance to talk to Pat Tillman before he went away.
 
2017-09-26 08:37:13 PM  

jaylectricity: I always found this rant interesting. Not sure if I agree with it because I don't really know all the facts, and of course I never had a chance to talk to Pat Tillman before he went away.


That was written before the facts came out - the friendly fire was covered up at first.

But it is another point of view as far as him enlisting.
 
2017-09-26 11:02:28 PM  
Poor Donnie, he prefers his heroes without families to speak for them...
 
2017-09-26 11:10:28 PM  
Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.
 
2017-09-26 11:11:30 PM  

lindalouwho: jaylectricity: I always found this rant interesting. Not sure if I agree with it because I don't really know all the facts, and of course I never had a chance to talk to Pat Tillman before he went away.

That was written before the facts came out - the friendly fire was covered up at first.

But it is another point of view as far as him enlisting.


The Friendly Fire was covered up second, third, fourth, etc.

They even lied to Tillman's wife at the funeral.

I don't think the Pentagon ever really released the truth. They destroyed his clothing, body armor, and personal journals.

We will never know what really happened to him.
 
2017-09-26 11:14:37 PM  
Krakauer's book on Pat Tillman is damn good.
 
2017-09-26 11:17:25 PM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


Bless your heart.
 
2017-09-26 11:27:05 PM  
 
2017-09-26 11:37:46 PM  
Has anyone ever credited Patton Oswalt for the whole cheeto faced shiatgibbon thing? Because he started that on  twitter.
 
2017-09-26 11:40:36 PM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


You go and do that, you crazy diamond.
 
2017-09-26 11:41:06 PM  

Chinesenookiefactory: Has anyone ever credited Patton Oswalt for the whole cheeto faced shiatgibbon thing? Because he started that on  twitter.


Well, no ... the shiatgibbon part was courtesy of Scotland.
 
2017-09-26 11:53:57 PM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: They even lied to Tillman's wife at the funeral.


still remember Jim Rome hosting the San Jose funeral, just farking days later, talking about how either Navy SEALs or Army Rangers told him, "yeah, we got the guy that took out Pat".  Years later of course we learned it was all bullshiat.

1) I saw Pat play much moreso as a Cardinal.  The place farking erupted on Sundays when he made a play.  He was our guy!

2) When the Cards did training camp in Flagstaff, my cousin got a picture of her and him, a full 8x10 picture, and then the following camp, got it autographed.  when i first saw the picture, well after Pat's death, I was like, "HOLY shiat!! IS THAT REAL?"  sure as shiat.

3)  neighbor had a Pat's Run shirt once (pat as a Devil wore #42;  after his death, ASU hosts a 4.2 mile run that ends on the 42 yard line at Sun Devil Stadium).  Turned out she and Pat had the same major.  She said, ".......he was just so awesome.  He was so nice, so kind, and he was, you know, 'Mr. Football', we all just had the biggest crush on him.  He was just so.......everyone loved him.  We had a few projects together, he was so committed, so dedicated.....when we got the most awful news, I was like, 'no!  not Pat!  Not *our* Pat!"
 
2017-09-27 12:40:10 AM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.
 
2017-09-27 01:08:16 AM  

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: lindalouwho: jaylectricity: I always found this rant interesting. Not sure if I agree with it because I don't really know all the facts, and of course I never had a chance to talk to Pat Tillman before he went away.

That was written before the facts came out - the friendly fire was covered up at first.

But it is another point of view as far as him enlisting.

The Friendly Fire was covered up second, third, fourth, etc.

They even lied to Tillman's wife at the funeral.

I don't think the Pentagon ever really released the truth. They destroyed his clothing, body armor, and personal journals.

We will never know what really happened to him.


I can't believe how much has been swept under the rug. The Pat Tillman stuff. I'm thinking, too, about Jessica Lynch and a whole narrative of lies that was built up around her capture. Thank God she had a moral soul. The whole war was disgusting, how they just futzed around in Afghanistan and wound up farking around in Iraq, too. Colin Powell standing in front of the world and lying...
 
2017-09-27 01:36:07 AM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


Strangely absent: "The flag." "The military." "The anthem." "Patriots [AFC East excepted]."
 
2017-09-27 02:10:35 AM  
farking idiot: You have two minutes to tell me what you're protesting!
Kneeler: Police killing unarmed Black people
farking idiot: LOL I said two minutes not two seconds!
*Honking horn sound effect*
*Slide whistle*

Film reviewer: I declare this the dumbest piece of shiat I've seen in quite some time
farking idiot: LOL more like comedy of the year!
Film reviewer: Get the fark out of here you weird little creep
 
2017-09-27 02:16:44 AM  
Oh look, a dormant account pulled a shiat&run.  But that's none of my business.
 
2017-09-27 02:26:38 AM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


BLM is saying "Don't kill us."  The Trumpa zoids are saying "B-b-b-b-b-b-but..."

See the difference?  Non-caucasian folk sure as fark do.
 
2017-09-27 02:27:41 AM  

edmo: lindalouwho: ESPN writes "killed in action", decides to leave out "by friendly fire."

Also, tone deaf and not researched at all by Trump before he used that man's name.

It's not like Trump knows who the enemy is anyway.


"EXTREME VETTING!!!!"
 
2017-09-27 02:32:48 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: lindalouwho: jaylectricity: I always found this rant interesting. Not sure if I agree with it because I don't really know all the facts, and of course I never had a chance to talk to Pat Tillman before he went away.

That was written before the facts came out - the friendly fire was covered up at first.

But it is another point of view as far as him enlisting.

The Friendly Fire was covered up second, third, fourth, etc.

They even lied to Tillman's wife at the funeral.

I don't think the Pentagon ever really released the truth. They destroyed his clothing, body armor, and personal journals.

We will never know what really happened to him.

I can't believe how much has been swept under the rug. The Pat Tillman stuff. I'm thinking, too, about Jessica Lynch and a whole narrative of lies that was built up around her capture. Thank God she had a moral soul. The whole war was disgusting, how they just futzed around in Afghanistan and wound up farking around in Iraq, too. Colin Powell standing in front of the world and lying...


That's probably like the second or third most infuriating thing about this Ken Burns Vietnam doc. We're doing the same farking shiat all over again, and again, and again. At least they learned one thing and didn't farking have a draft, talk about the fastest farking way to lose public support. (Of course, one of the things I learned from this new miniseries was how farked up it all was BEFORE the draft).
 
2017-09-27 02:39:11 AM  

Flappyhead: Oh look, a dormant account pulled a shiat&run.  But that's none of my business.


508 comments in 14 years?   Average of 12 per month.  Not quite a zombie, probably an alt that some pseudo-conservative doesn't want linked to his main nic.  Some nasty sh*t in world's history.
 
2017-09-27 02:40:25 AM  

Trocadero: how farked up it all was BEFORE the draft).


Read the Pentagon Papers.  You will be enraged.
 
2017-09-27 02:40:32 AM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


They are kneeling to bring awareness to inner city violence.
 
2017-09-27 02:43:35 AM  

ongbok: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.


They are protesting a false narrative.
 
2017-09-27 03:04:13 AM  

biscuitsngravy: Krakauer's book on Pat Tillman is damn good.


I used to have that book, I lost it moving years ago but it is a very good book.  I recommend reading it to everyone in this thread.
 
2017-09-27 03:07:46 AM  

WhyKnot: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

They are kneeling to bring awareness to inner city violence.


 That's the dumbest thing I've read all month.  There are roughly 4 days to go but you're the winner so far.
 
2017-09-27 03:09:04 AM  

2wolves: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

BLM is saying "Don't kill us."  The Trumpa zoids are saying "B-b-b-b-b-b-but..."

See the difference?  Non-caucasian folk sure as fark do.


Plenty of us who are pasty white are saying "STOP farking killing black people at traffic stops, or for minor offenses, or shooting them in the back. of shooting them when they are complying...just... farking stop." It's disgusting. And then don't bring out goddamned military equipment when a predominantly black neighborhood protests a white cop getting off... again...

Thinking about it?  I live in a predominantly black area and I don't think I have ever seen a black cop in the area. I did see seven cars with white cops, plus a police dog, show up for one black guy who was cuffed, though, when I was picking up lunch one day (down by my job which is almost all black.) It didn't make the news, so I'd love to know what the guy did. And I couldn't wait to get out of there with that many cops worked up... I wasn't in the mood to be hit by a stray bullet that day.
 
2017-09-27 03:26:03 AM  

serpent_sky: 2wolves: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

BLM is saying "Don't kill us."  The Trumpa zoids are saying "B-b-b-b-b-b-but..."

See the difference?  Non-caucasian folk sure as fark do.

Plenty of us who are pasty white are saying "STOP farking killing black people at traffic stops, or for minor offenses, or shooting them in the back. of shooting them when they are complying...just... farking stop." It's disgusting. And then don't bring out goddamned military equipment when a predominantly black neighborhood protests a white cop getting off... again...

Thinking about it?  I live in a predominantly black area and I don't think I have ever seen a black cop in the area. I did see seven cars with white cops, plus a police dog, show up for one black guy who was cuffed, though, when I was picking up lunch one day (down by my job which is almost all black.) It didn't make the news, so I'd love to know what the guy did. And I couldn't wait to get out of there with that many cops worked up... I wasn't in the mood to be hit by a stray bullet that day.


I've been there...if I was black I doubt of have lived through the last year.
It's farking bull shiat.
 
2017-09-27 03:27:12 AM  

orangehat: serpent_sky: 2wolves: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

BLM is saying "Don't kill us."  The Trumpa zoids are saying "B-b-b-b-b-b-but..."

See the difference?  Non-caucasian folk sure as fark do.

Plenty of us who are pasty white are saying "STOP farking killing black people at traffic stops, or for minor offenses, or shooting them in the back. of shooting them when they are complying...just... farking stop." It's disgusting. And then don't bring out goddamned military equipment when a predominantly black neighborhood protests a white cop getting off... again...

Thinking about it?  I live in a predominantly black area and I don't think I have ever seen a black cop in the area. I did see seven cars with white cops, plus a police dog, show up for one black guy who was cuffed, though, when I was picking up lunch one day (down by my job which is almost all black.) It didn't make the news, so I'd love to know what the guy did. And I couldn't wait to get out of there with that many cops worked up... I wasn't in the mood to be hit by a stray bullet that day.

I've been there...if I was black I doubt of have lived through the last year.
It's farking bull shiat.


 I'd have lived through the year... The only difference between me and Philando Castle is that I'm white.
 
2017-09-27 05:29:29 AM  

orangehat: I've been there...if I was black I doubt of have lived through the last year.
It's farking bull shiat.


Hell, around here they're not terribly nice to white people - my husband had a tail light out and didn't know. The cops came on both sides of the car and said show them our hands.  Difficulty: My right wrist was broken and in a sling.  We very, very quickly explained I could not move my right arm and all that was visible was my fingers and I showed them my left hand and turned my body so they could see the cast. They made us sit in the car half an hour, waiting for a second car to come, to write a broken taillight citation. They also wanted to know where we were going, if my wrist was broken. My husband: "To buy her a more comfortable sling."

Much like you, though, we'd have likely been dead if we were black and not been given the chance to explain the arm in a sling thing.  They followed us for a bit to make sure we went to CVS. It was maybe 7pm on a weeknight!

Another time, I was definitely speeding, but I'd had another one of my awesome medical mishaps - a dentist put novocaine into a vein in my face, which was blown up like a tennis ball and bruised chin to cheekbone. And it was getting worse, so they told me to come in - and bring the medicine I was given (which was antibiotics and something for pain - the latter of which I had not taken that morning since I called as soon as I woke up and realized I was going to have to drive.) When I took out my license, they saw the bottles in my bag and I explained. They asked to search my car for illegal drugs and I refused. They let me go, as well, and followed me to make sure I was going to the doctor I said I was.  This was in, I think, 2004, but it would have been a lot worse had I not been a white girl.

And both times, I was scared, as I think anyone pulled over by cops is, but since the former happened in 2014, I was literally in a cold sweat, as was my husband. The cops have done a great job of instilling fear in people... which I guess they want. They also made it so people don't want to call them, engage with them, report crime, help them stop crime, or be anywhere near them. Hell, I don't even like when they are directing traffic around construction. They're a profession that, by and large, I trust about as much as drug dealers and bank robbers. And that's not how it should be. And that's something our elected officials should be concerned about - that the public has no faith in the police to do the basics of their job  - to protect and serve.

My dad, as kooky Republican as he is today, will get a couple beers in him and tell stories of being a cop in the 60s and 70s... like finding a drunk and giving him a ride home with a note where his car is, or finding someone buzzed and following them home to make sure they were safe. No need to ruin their life, get them off the road and give them a good warning.  It's almost like public safety was the #1 concern. Or actually treating a woman being beaten by her husband like the SVU cops do and talking to her - and giving him something to think about down at the station (words, not violence.) The stories are only amazing because they all pretty much are about not resorting to violence, not pulling (or using) a gun, and knowing the people enough to take Johnny the Drunk to dry out for the night and stuff like that.  I mean, I am sure some of it is rose colored glasses and some of it did not go down that way (he is 75 years old) but.... I do believe there was a time being pulled over fr a taillight did not have someone wondering if they were going to die.  (And my dad worked in Brooklyn, in an area full of racial tensions with the black people and the Jewish section... and somehow managed to never kill anyone.)
 
2017-09-27 07:40:53 AM  

WhyKnot: ongbok: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.

They are protesting a false narrative.


All I want to know is if anyone kneeling during the anthem voted when their local sherriff's office was up for re-election, or voted in any election for that matter.
 
2017-09-27 08:01:05 AM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


You realize there is a very direct and concise cause for this protest, right? I mean, I imagine you'd still be confused as it's probably your default state, but the players wouldn't struggle to explain it.
 
2017-09-27 08:03:52 AM  
My uncle-in-law told us the story of Tillman. His boy went to school with him and said Pat never had a mean or unkind word to say about anyone. My husband's family never served in our military, but all of the men in my family have.

On Sundays, when the first beer gets popped open, we toast to Tillman. It's just a reminder that evil does triumph occasionally.

/now I have a loop of "I'm f*cking Pat Tillman" running in the brain
//i hope everyone responsible took their own lives in retrospect and guilt
///To Tillmam
 
2017-09-27 09:39:43 AM  

wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.


Would love to stick a microphone in the everyone of the these people upset over the kneelers faces after the game. Ok, you have two minutes to explain to me why you're upset over the protesters. That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.
Special award to the person who using a racist term fastest in their reply. Special award for the most outwardly patriotic, nationalist, pro military, pro police reply from someone who has never served, never had a close family member who has served, or ever have a family member or close friend who is/was a cop.
 
2017-09-27 10:13:34 AM  

WhyKnot: ongbok: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.

They are protesting a false narrative.


They are kneeling for the poor souls that Hillary Clinton personally strangled to death in Benghazi on 9/12/2012.
 
2017-09-27 10:34:43 AM  

orangehat: serpent_sky: 2wolves: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

BLM is saying "Don't kill us."  The Trumpa zoids are saying "B-b-b-b-b-b-but..."

See the difference?  Non-caucasian folk sure as fark do.

Plenty of us who are pasty white are saying "STOP farking killing black people at traffic stops, or for minor offenses, or shooting them in the back. of shooting them when they are complying...just... farking stop." It's disgusting. And then don't bring out goddamned military equipment when a predominantly black neighborhood protests a white cop getting off... again...

Thinking about it?  I live in a predominantly black area and I don't think I have ever seen a black cop in the area. I did see seven cars with white cops, plus a police dog, show up for one black guy who was cuffed, though, when I was picking up lunch one day (down by my job which is almost all black.) It didn't make the news, so I'd love to know what the guy did. And I couldn't wait to get out of there with that many cops worked up... I wasn't in the mood to be hit by a stray bullet that day.

I've been there...if I was black I doubt of have lived through the last year.
It's farking bull shiat.


You idiots realize more whites are killed by cops, correct?    You realize going on population is false and you should be looking at crime stats correct?
 
2017-09-27 10:36:14 AM  

serpent_sky: orangehat: I've been there...if I was black I doubt of have lived through the last year.
It's farking bull shiat.

Hell, around here they're not terribly nice to white people - my husband had a tail light out and didn't know. The cops came on both sides of the car and said show them our hands.  Difficulty: My right wrist was broken and in a sling.  We very, very quickly explained I could not move my right arm and all that was visible was my fingers and I showed them my left hand and turned my body so they could see the cast. They made us sit in the car half an hour, waiting for a second car to come, to write a broken taillight citation. They also wanted to know where we were going, if my wrist was broken. My husband: "To buy her a more comfortable sling."

Much like you, though, we'd have likely been dead if we were black and not been given the chance to explain the arm in a sling thing.  They followed us for a bit to make sure we went to CVS. It was maybe 7pm on a weeknight!

Another time, I was definitely speeding, but I'd had another one of my awesome medical mishaps - a dentist put novocaine into a vein in my face, which was blown up like a tennis ball and bruised chin to cheekbone. And it was getting worse, so they told me to come in - and bring the medicine I was given (which was antibiotics and something for pain - the latter of which I had not taken that morning since I called as soon as I woke up and realized I was going to have to drive.) When I took out my license, they saw the bottles in my bag and I explained. They asked to search my car for illegal drugs and I refused. They let me go, as well, and followed me to make sure I was going to the doctor I said I was.  This was in, I think, 2004, but it would have been a lot worse had I not been a white girl.

And both times, I was scared, as I think anyone pulled over by cops is, but since the former happened in 2014, I was literally in a cold sweat, as was my husband. The cops have done a great job of instilling fear in people... which I guess they want. They also made it so people don't want to call them, engage with them, report crime, help them stop crime, or be anywhere near them. Hell, I don't even like when they are directing traffic around construction. They're a profession that, by and large, I trust about as much as drug dealers and bank robbers. And that's not how it should be. And that's something our elected officials should be concerned about - that the public has no faith in the police to do the basics of their job  - to protect and serve.

My dad, as kooky Republican as he is today, will get a couple beers in him and tell stories of being a cop in the 60s and 70s... like finding a drunk and giving him a ride home with a note where his car is, or finding someone buzzed and following them home to make sure they were safe. No need to ruin their life, get them off the road and give them a good warning.  It's almost like public safety was the #1 concern. Or actually treating a woman being beaten by her husband like the SVU cops do and talking to her - and giving him something to think about down at the station (words, not violence.) The stories are only amazing because they all pretty much are about not resorting to violence, not pulling (or using) a gun, and knowing the people enough to take Johnny the Drunk to dry out for the night and stuff like that.  I mean, I am sure some of it is rose colored glasses and some of it did not go down that way (he is 75 years old) but.... I do believe there was a time being pulled over fr a taillight did not have someone wondering if they were going to die.  (And my dad worked in Brooklyn, in an area full of racial tensions with the black people and the Jewish section... and somehow managed to never kill anyone.)


False...this only happens to black people
 
2017-09-27 11:56:36 AM  

Moopy Mac: WhyKnot: ongbok: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.

They are protesting a false narrative.

They are kneeling for the poor souls that Hillary Clinton personally strangled to death in Benghazi on 9/12/2012.


I thought they were kneeling in support of the Bowling Green killer.
 
rka
2017-09-27 11:58:52 AM  

Unikitty: WhyKnot: ongbok: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.

They are protesting a false narrative.

All I want to know is if anyone kneeling during the anthem voted when their local sherriff's office was up for re-election, or voted in any election for that matter.


Do you think pro football players have a major issue with *THEIR* local sheriff or police department? These guys, in the NFL, live in some pretty nice neighborhoods.

They aren't talking about their specific lot in life now that they are in the NFL. They are using their platform to bring to light all of the other shiatty situations that others have. Friends, family..people who don't have it so well.

And if you'd take a moment to do any sort of looking around, you'd know that plenty of these players who protest ARE doing work with their local law enforcement. That they are working to increase communication and understanding.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/05/broncos-brandon-marshall-tries-d​e​nver-polices-training-simulator/

But it's easier for you to shiatpost on Fark than to actually take 30s to Google for your "I'm just asking questions" type of answers.
 
2017-09-27 12:30:12 PM  

rka: Unikitty: WhyKnot: ongbok: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Why would you do that? You wouldn't listen to them anyway as it is obvious that you haven't been listening for this long. Either that or you are too dumb to understand the issues that they are protesting.

They are protesting a false narrative.

All I want to know is if anyone kneeling during the anthem voted when their local sherriff's office was up for re-election, or voted in any election for that matter.

Do you think pro football players have a major issue with *THEIR* local sheriff or police department? These guys, in the NFL, live in some pretty nice neighborhoods.

They aren't talking about their specific lot in life now that they are in the NFL. They are using their platform to bring to light all of the other shiatty situations that others have. Friends, family..people who don't have it so well.

And if you'd take a moment to do any sort of looking around, you'd know that plenty of these players who protest ARE doing work with their local law enforcement. That they are working to increase communication and understanding.

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/05/broncos-brandon-marshall-tries-de​nver-polices-training-simulator/

But it's easier for you to shiatpost on Fark than to actually take 30s to Google for your "I'm just asking questions" type of answers.


News flash: 'Good' neighborhoods exist within a stone's throw of really 'bad' neighborhoods.

Por ejemplo: I live in a $250k home in a neighnorhood with low police activity. One quarter of a mile down the street is one of the most dilapidated trailer parks I've ever seen. Constant police presence and news stories about crime.

We have the same sherriff, wanna know why? It's the same damn county. That's why.

So yes, it does matter if they are refusing to use the loudest voice they possess: their vote.
 
2017-09-27 12:35:38 PM  
Oh and btw, I ask questions because shocker it's a farking DISCUSSION forum and if you don't ask questions to incite a back and forth between patrons, well there's not much of a discussion, now is there?

The problem as I see it in your responses is that you're too busy emotionally reacting to situations and being aggressive to foster that.

Remove the emotion from the situation and you have logical discourse. But, I guess that wouldn't get you too many smarts/funnies now would it?
 
2017-09-27 12:47:52 PM  

lindalouwho: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Bless your heart.


Its probably true.
 
2017-09-27 01:30:55 PM  

Boxingoutsider: lindalouwho: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Bless your heart.

Its probably true.


I would wager a paycheck that every one of the protesting  NFL players could answer that question far more efficiently than you could possibly come up with yet another witty comeback.

And by "witty" I mean "racist"
 
2017-09-27 01:38:40 PM  

forstmeister: Boxingoutsider: lindalouwho: wearetheworld: Would love to stick a microphone in every one of these kneelers faces after the game.  OK, you have two minutes to explain to me what you are protesting.  That documentary would win Comedy of the Year award.

Bless your heart.

Its probably true.

I would wager a paycheck that every one of the protesting  NFL players could answer that question far more efficiently than you could possibly come up with yet another witty comeback.

And by "witty" I mean "racist"


^^^
 
2017-09-27 07:16:44 PM  

Unikitty: News flash: 'Good' neighborhoods exist within a stone's throw of really 'bad' neighborhoods.

Por ejemplo: I live in a $250k home in a neighnorhood with low police activity. One quarter of a mile down the street is one of the most dilapidated trailer parks I've ever seen. Constant police presence and news stories about crime.

We have the same sherriff, wanna know why? It's the same damn county. That's why.

So yes, it does matter if they are refusing to use the loudest voice they possess: their vote.


But they also only comprise of about .025% of the population of the county. And I mean everybody on the team. That is not their loudest voice.

A big problem people have is celebrities talking about politics or celebrities speaking up about causes that do not affect them. Newsflash, NOBODY IS LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AFFECTED. Nobody is listening to poor people. Nobody is listening to your average minority on the street. The people affected don't have a voice. That's why it's important that your favorite sports/movie/music stars speak out about this because they are the only people anybody pay attention to.

So if you want your celebrities to stop biatching about the problems of the world, do your part and help make those problems go away.
 
2017-09-27 09:13:18 PM  

jaylectricity: Unikitty: News flash: 'Good' neighborhoods exist within a stone's throw of really 'bad' neighborhoods.

Por ejemplo: I live in a $250k home in a neighnorhood with low police activity. One quarter of a mile down the street is one of the most dilapidated trailer parks I've ever seen. Constant police presence and news stories about crime.

We have the same sherriff, wanna know why? It's the same damn county. That's why.

So yes, it does matter if they are refusing to use the loudest voice they possess: their vote.

But they also only comprise of about .025% of the population of the county. And I mean everybody on the team. That is not their loudest voice.

A big problem people have is celebrities talking about politics or celebrities speaking up about causes that do not affect them. Newsflash, NOBODY IS LISTENING TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AFFECTED. Nobody is listening to poor people. Nobody is listening to your average minority on the street. The people affected don't have a voice. That's why it's important that your favorite sports/movie/music stars speak out about this because they are the only people anybody pay attention to.

So if you want your celebrities to stop biatching about the problems of the world, do your part and help make those problems go away.


And they said my answers to the problem  were stupid...

Bravo

You take the cake.
 
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