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(Talking Points Memo)   Donald Trump - who hasn't owned a football team since the 1980s - threatens to suspend NFL payers without pay   ( talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line
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2018-08-10 09:50:35 AM  
This is pure culture war stuff for his base. He loves it.
 
2018-08-10 09:57:58 AM  
"Find another way to protest"

Oh? Is that where you wanna go with this. Ok then. Wish granted mothrafarker.
 
2018-08-10 10:04:33 AM  
All right!  That's it!  Anybody who takes a knee is WALKING home!

Love
President Trump
 
2018-08-10 10:05:01 AM  
I bet if Trump and conservatives acknowledged the cops-targeting-and-killing-black-peopl​e reason for player protests, it would go a long way towards ending the kneeling before football games.

But empathy isn't a strong suit of authoritarians who instead think demand everyone else use his freedom to think and act like the authoritarians.
 
2018-08-10 10:05:08 AM  
The NFL denied Donnie the ablity to buy a nfl team because he is too poor and lack of good moral character. the NFL looks at a person's books. Spanky just wants the NFL to respect his "authority" over a private organization.
 
2018-08-10 10:09:13 AM  
Trump can go suck a fark.
 
2018-08-10 10:11:11 AM  

Shadow Blasko: "Find another way to protest"

Oh? Is that where you wanna go with this. Ok then. Wish granted mothrafarker.


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2018-08-10 10:12:03 AM  
So, just to reiterate.... "peacefully" means "where I don't have to see it".
 
2018-08-10 10:46:26 AM  

dletter: So, just to reiterate.... "peacefully" means "where I don't have to see it".


No, "peacefully" means "at the end of a noose"

Also, related to the image:  Remember that the proper way for True American Patriots to protest is to burn down downtown Tulsa because a black man happened to ride an elevator near a white woman.  So, those guys int he first panel are just trying to be good Kiwanis members.
 
2018-08-10 11:12:13 AM  
Isn't Trump making threats as a government official a violation of the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters?
 
2018-08-10 11:15:56 AM  

daimlerneon: Isn't Trump making threats as a government official a violation of the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters?


As if law and rights meant a damned thing anymore.
 
2018-08-10 11:18:07 AM  
He thought the Generals were due!
 
2018-08-10 11:22:54 AM  
Arghhhh! If you ask me, we should have something in the Constitution to prevent Government officials from threatening our right to protest!
 
2018-08-10 12:33:30 PM  
It's almost as if he thinks (a) the NFL is a subsidiary of the US government, and/or (b) he is omnipotent and everyone must bow and cater to his every whim, OR ELSE.

I'm surprised he isn't ordering that protesting players be executed.
 
2018-08-10 12:36:40 PM  
When the NBA comes back, they should all stand for the anthem as the players have agreed to, but wear shirts with LeBron's "u bum" tweet printed on the front
 
2018-08-10 12:38:05 PM  
How about the players all say they have intermittent bone spurs in their foots and have to kneel before they go out on the field.
 
2018-08-10 12:41:08 PM  

daimlerneon: Isn't Trump making threats as a government official a violation of the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters?


That's what it looks like.

But, you know, spineless Republicans will do nada. As for me, the NFL and Trump can go give each other rim jobs. If the owners want to appease every complaint he has about them, then I'm done with the game. Fall is nice in New England anyways, and now I'll have more time on the weekends to enjoy the outdoors or whatever I do.
 
2018-08-10 12:43:34 PM  
Just play the third verse, already. You know that's what you're really after.
 
2018-08-10 12:50:52 PM  
from his tweet:

".....Be happy, be cool!"

Sorry, all I'm getting is:

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2018-08-10 12:51:04 PM  
OATHBREAKER

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2018-08-10 12:54:52 PM  
If Trump wants to quit his current job to run for NFL commissioner since this issue matters so deeply to him, he has my blessing.
 
2018-08-10 01:01:35 PM  
He should sue the NFL again.
 
2018-08-10 01:01:43 PM  

Shadow Blasko: ... Wish granted mothrafarker.


What has Mothra ever done to deserve this?
 
2018-08-10 01:02:04 PM  

SurfaceTension: I bet if Trump and conservatives acknowledged the cops-targeting-and-killing-black-peopl​e reason for player protests, it would go a long way towards ending the kneeling before football games.

But empathy isn't a strong suit of authoritarians who instead think demand everyone else use his freedom to think and act like the authoritarians.


Let's be honest. If they had ignored it the whole issue would have never existed.
 
2018-08-10 01:06:08 PM  
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2018-08-10 01:06:18 PM  

eurotrader: The NFL denied Donnie the ablity to buy a nfl team because he is too poor and lack of good moral character. the NFL looks at a person's books. Spanky just wants the NFL to respect his "authority" over a private organization.


The documentary "Small Potatoes" about the USFL really goes into depth on this.  Trump got shut out of the NFL, so he bought into the USFL.  Then he pressured other owners in the USFL to move their schedule from the spring and early summer, like they were playing, to directly compete with the NFL, hoping that it would lead to a NFL/USFL merger, similar to the NFL/AFL merger in the late 60s.  Of course, it just ended up destroying the USFL.  You didn't have to be a stable genius to know that would happen.

Trump is actually interviewed in it, and he sounds as stupid as you'd imagine him to.
 
2018-08-10 01:06:45 PM  
What a patriotic guy Trump is. No way he colluded with Russians.  I'm sold.
 
2018-08-10 01:08:45 PM  

eurotrader: The NFL denied Donnie the ablity to buy a nfl team because he is too poor and lack of good moral character. the NFL looks at a person's books. Spanky just wants the NFL to respect his "authority" over a private organization.


I don't think the NFL cares how much money he has. Even when he appeared to be relatively sane he was a loose cannon. And the NFL wants stable leadership that will stand behind they League (and keep disagreements internal) more than anything else. Some owners are shiatty people, but they still usually meet the above qualities. And sometimes your vetting fails and you get a bad owner.

But no way in hell do they bring on the guy who bought into a league, threw his weight around until he got his way in destroying the League to try and force the NFL to give him a team.
 
2018-08-10 01:15:22 PM  
Tell him that the new protest is closing your eyes and putting your hand over your chest and how it symbolizes the loss of life in this country.

The result would probably give him an aneurysm.
 
2018-08-10 01:15:24 PM  
We can talk about 7 and all his protests. But don't talk about 569.
 
2018-08-10 01:15:48 PM  
Has Dak "Rochester" Prescott responded with a "Whatever you say, boss!" yet?
 
2018-08-10 01:16:47 PM  

ElwoodCuse: When the NBA comes back, they should all stand for the anthem as the players have agreed to, but wear shirts with LeBron's "u bum" tweet printed on the front


How about...the actual team owners go and "borrow" the portable flagstaffs from the color guard, replace the flags with ones that simply say "IMPEACH TRUMP" in giant red-over-yellow-with-gold-fringe letters, then choose to express themselves by standing on the field directly between the players and the American flag.

The players are compelled to stand and salute by the Tinpot Tangerine Tyrant, perhaps.  Nothing in there about saluting WHAT.
 
2018-08-10 01:17:47 PM  

notmyjab: Shadow Blasko: ... Wish granted mothrafarker.

What has Mothra ever done to deserve this?


Flapping around with those kids. Sure.. Just friends... I see how it is. Japanese culture my ass.

Gamera Knew the WHOLE TIME!
 
2018-08-10 01:19:11 PM  
Wait till d2s starts tweeting about make cheerleaders.
I'm sure it will be a thinly veiled attack on homosexuals.
"I bet these guys go down on both knees when they protest the anthem!"
I kind of assume that he will. But, no one from the gop will condemn him. Don jr will retweet it and chuckle.
 
2018-08-10 01:26:39 PM  

jake_lex: eurotrader: The NFL denied Donnie the ablity to buy a nfl team because he is too poor and lack of good moral character. the NFL looks at a person's books. Spanky just wants the NFL to respect his "authority" over a private organization.

The documentary "Small Potatoes" about the USFL really goes into depth on this.  Trump got shut out of the NFL, so he bought into the USFL.  Then he pressured other owners in the USFL to move their schedule from the spring and early summer, like they were playing, to directly compete with the NFL, hoping that it would lead to a NFL/USFL merger, similar to the NFL/AFL merger in the late 60s.  Of course, it just ended up destroying the USFL.  You didn't have to be a stable genius to know that would happen.

Trump is actually interviewed in it, and he sounds as stupid as you'd imagine him to.


Did the documentary include his letter to all the other team owners where he asked them to each pay part of Doug Flutie's salary because he found it unfair that he had to pay his own player all by himself? (After all, everyone gets to enjoy him)
 
2018-08-10 01:37:50 PM  

Pinner: Wait till d2s starts tweeting about make cheerleaders.
I'm sure it will be a thinly veiled attack on homosexuals.
"I bet these guys go down on both knees when they protest the anthem!"
I kind of assume that he will. But, no one from the gop will condemn him. Don jr will retweet it and chuckle.


Sovietly, no doubt.
 
2018-08-10 01:41:54 PM  

daimlerneon: Isn't Trump making threats as a government official a violation of the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters?


The 1st says congress shall make no law.  It protects their right to tweet Trump their grievances asking for redress like after the bathing suit competition.
 
2018-08-10 02:01:30 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: It's almost as if he thinks (a) the NFL is a subsidiary of the US government, and/or (b) he is omnipotent and everyone must bow and cater to his every whim, OR ELSE.

I'm surprised he isn't ordering that protesting players be executed.


It's just his personal opinion he's not threatening anyone. Remember Twitter is his way to give opinion nothing he says there should be taken seriously. Yeah right.
 
2018-08-10 02:05:48 PM  
"Find another way to protest."

This is literally the perfect protest.  A minor gesture with a large audience that doesn't block streets, doesn't disrupt public services, doesn't require additional police support, doesn't add additional paperwork, results in no violence, and is held during a frivolous, opulent sporting event during a check-the-box opening moment.  The product on the field isn't affected, the outcome of the game isn't affected, and sports figures are using their celebrity to protest something meaningful that personally impacts them and people in their demographic.  There is no better protest.

If you're poor and oppressed you need to shut up and do better and follow the rules.  If you're rich and famous, you need to shut up and just play ball like you're paid to do.

I think some people just don't want minorities protesting.
 
2018-08-10 02:07:42 PM  

jake_lex: eurotrader: The NFL denied Donnie the ablity to buy a nfl team because he is too poor and lack of good moral character. the NFL looks at a person's books. Spanky just wants the NFL to respect his "authority" over a private organization.

The documentary "Small Potatoes" about the USFL really goes into depth on this.  Trump got shut out of the NFL, so he bought into the USFL.  Then he pressured other owners in the USFL to move their schedule from the spring and early summer, like they were playing, to directly compete with the NFL, hoping that it would lead to a NFL/USFL merger, similar to the NFL/AFL merger in the late 60s.  Of course, it just ended up destroying the USFL.  You didn't have to be a stable genius to know that would happen.

Trump is actually interviewed in it, and he sounds as stupid as you'd imagine him to.


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2018-08-10 02:09:24 PM  

notmyjab: Shadow Blasko: ... Wish granted mothrafarker.

What has Mothra ever done to deserve this?


That should be part of the Fark Filter.
 
2018-08-10 02:13:41 PM  

eurotrader: The NFL denied Donnie the ablity to buy a nfl team because he is too poor and lack of good moral character. the NFL looks at a person's books. Spanky just wants the NFL to respect his "authority" over a private organization.


It's worrying that Goodall may know more about Trump's finances than Congress does.
 
2018-08-10 02:18:40 PM  
Maybe he'd prefer they carry tiki torches before the game.
 
2018-08-10 02:18:51 PM  
 
2018-08-10 02:48:17 PM  
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2018-08-10 02:52:34 PM  
Nice warmup going into the Unite the Right sequel hitting DC this weekend.
 
2018-08-10 03:02:50 PM  

flynn80: daimlerneon: Isn't Trump making threats as a government official a violation of the 1st Amendment rights of the protesters?

The 1st says congress shall make no law.  It protects their right to tweet Trump their grievances asking for redress like after the bathing suit competition.


It is well established that the first amendment also applies to actions of the executive regardless of such wording. The executive leaning on a private entity to restrict speech is a violation of the first amendment.
 
2018-08-10 03:05:47 PM  

damn yanks: Pants full of macaroni!!: It's almost as if he thinks (a) the NFL is a subsidiary of the US government, and/or (b) he is omnipotent and everyone must bow and cater to his every whim, OR ELSE.

I'm surprised he isn't ordering that protesting players be executed.

It's just his personal opinion he's not threatening anyone. Remember Twitter is his way to give opinion nothing he says there should be taken seriously. Yeah right.


The White House's comment on Trump's tweets:

The President is the President of the United States, so they're considered official statements by the President of the United States

And his use of them to communicate policy shows this in practice. If he used his twitter account for personal comments and the Whte House account for official comments you would have a point. But he has conflated the two.
 
2018-08-10 03:50:27 PM  
jake_lex: Trump is actually interviewed in it, and he sounds as stupid as you'd imagine him to

There's the old saying "If you repeat a lie often enough, people will start to believe it". In this case, it's "Trump is a great businessman! He'll get the cratered out economy back on track!". That's a great documentary, it's just one bad decision after another for the USFL.
 
2018-08-10 04:43:31 PM  
Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their "outrage" at something that most of them are unable to define.

they know exactly what they're protesting. you're the one who keeps twisting it into something it's not. EABOD.
 
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