MY sentiments exactly. These spoiled morons, acting as if they are doing something important for our country, while they live a lavish lifestyle and play a game, in order to make millions, need their collective asses kicked. Same with actors and actresses, they know nothing of real sacrifice, and they, along with the rest of everyday citizens owe EVERYTHING they have to those who fought for our country and in honor of our flag and our way of life. Respect our country and the flag, after all where would you be without it? It's the right thing to do. They are just a bunch of attention whores cashing in on a new way to pretend to be impportant.
This country has been very good to those athletes- they're making money most of us can only imagine- instead of taking a knee during the anthem, they should share their paychecks with those they're supporting.
I thinks it innappropriate to use this particular method of protest at the games. Here's why. The football field is their work, they're doing their job on that field. It's what they're paid for. And to make millions of people subject to your protest just bc you have center stage and CAN is juvenile behavior and grandstanding at its finest. People paid money to see you do your job, not disrespect the national anthem bc you don't like certain things about the very society that makes you rich or bc they want your take on political/societal issues.
Make signs and go protest in front of your local police station. Write letters, engage in your local communities, protest to your hearts content there.
Who of any of us can protest political and social issues while at work?? No one, if you actually want that job...;)
I'm not trying to derail a thread, four pinocchios. I'm just stating my opinion and the man is insane. If you really want to worry about our military worry about the fact that North Korea is now threatening to fire upon us because of Trump's big mouth.
But feel free to go right back to insulting others just because their opinion doesn't agree with yours. Because, after all, they're fighting for your right to do that. Just like they're fighting for the right of the football players to kneel if they want to.
In regards to that picture, I actually am aware of who he is. Not personally, but have seen him involved with the NFL.
I'd like to know his opinion on this subject, rather than have someone Photoshop text around him.
Either way, I'd respect the heck out of him for his service.
AMDG - you're making way too much sense in this thread.
Before last Friday, this wasn't even a major issue. Go figure...with healthcare, tax reform, and natural disasters, Trump makes it about something trivial.
How much is really being accomplished by protesting? I'd say it's negligible. And how much were people bothered who tuned in or went to the game of a silent protest that pretty much lasts a minute. Again, negligible in the big scheme.
Now it's consumed everyone.....but does it really deserve this attention?
It's Trump. All Trump/All the time, 24 hour news cycle. Latch onto some irrelevant issue and scorch the earth. He knows exactly what he's doing. Sure don't hear anything about Russia anymore. He'll leave this NFL nonsense a flaming wreck and move onto the next (non) issue in a matter of days, or less.
And his base is all worked up again - right behind him on this.
And all the while -
Repeal - replace - no chance the wall - never will happen meaningful immigration reform - na - NAFTA out - well not so fast The demon China - well kind of a pal now Go ahead N korea cross this line ok now cross this one ok now cross this one Put HRC in jail for using private email - oh wait
When will his base realize they bought a pig in a poke from a traveling salesman -