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Colin Kaepernick refuses “to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people”...

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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denGuests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trillfate wrote: »


    https://www.mediaite.com/online/nba-commissioner-adam-silver-expects-players-to-stand-for-the-national-anthem/
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Expects Players to Stand for the National Anthem

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver has weighed in on the ongoing NFL controversy involving players protesting during the national anthem.

    He said that the lack of unity in society today is “disheartening,” but that sports have always been a “unifying force” where sports arenas have been places where “people from all walks of life have come together” for a common experience.

    While he hopes that the league and the players can “play a constructive role” in bringing people together when it comes to political disagreements, Silver set a firm line when it comes to his players protesting during the national anthem:

    On the anthem specifically, we have a rule that requires our players to stand for the anthem. It’s been our rule as long as I’ve been involved with the league and my expectation is that our players will continue to stand for the anthem.”

    Several NBA players including Stephen Curry, LeBron James, and Ben Simmons have spoken out against President Trump after Curry expressed that he didn’t want to visit the White House.

    They dont have to kneel to get the point across.. lebron and curry already said 🤬 trump, which covers everything from white supremacy to police brutality

    an can be forgotten just as fast as they say it.

  • stringer bellstringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://nypost.com/2017/09/28/too-much-money-at-stake-for-corrupt-ncaa-to-ever-change/
    Phil Mushnick

    Meanwhile, along NFL sidelines, players were exploiting the national anthem to let all know that America, which twice elected a black president, is racist.

    Marshawn Lynch, another who demands respect in exchange for none, sits during the anthem.


    Lynch three times has been sanctioned for 🤬 acts during games, twice for grabbing his crotch after TDs. That he has been so indulged by the NFL that he has not been suspended for his serial obscene behavior doesn’t deter him from demonstrating that he has better things to do than stand for the national anthem.

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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Members Posts: 51,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2017/09/27/snyder-state-police-director-not-resigning/707506001/
    Gov. Rick Snyder says he won't ask state police director to resign over Facebook post

    LANSING — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will not ask the director of the Michigan State Police to resign over a meme she shared on her Facebook page that disparaged athletes who kneel during the national anthem, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

    Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue has been under fire since the Free Press reported Tuesday that she shared a post on her personal Facebook page that called the athletes "millionaire ingrates who hate America and disrespect our armed forces and veterans" and "a bunch of rich, entitled, arrogant, ungrateful, anti-American degenerates."

    Etue, who had posted the meme so only her friends could see it, apologized through a message posted on the Michigan State Police Facebook page late Tuesday.

    Progress Michigan, the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, and the Michigan National Action Network are among the groups that have called on Etue to resign, or for Snyder to fire her.

    But Anna Heaton, a spokeswoman for Snyder, said the governor will not be asking for Etue's resignation.

    "The colonel said she made a mistake and publicly apologized," Heaton said in an e-mail to the Free Press.

    "She has served with distinction as an outstanding public servant for decades. The Governor will not be asking her to resign."


    Etue, along with Michigan Department of Transportation Director Kirk Steudle and Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Director Gen. Gregory Vadnais, is one of only three Snyder cabinet members who have been with the governor in their original cabinet posts since he took office in 2011.

    She is the first female to head the MSP in its 100-year history.

    Etue began her MSP career as a trooper in 1987, serving as deputy director and commander of the administrative services bureau for four years, and earlier, as a captain, commanding the emergency management and homeland security division.

    According to her biography on the state government's website, Etue holds an associate’s degree from Kalamazoo Valley College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.

    http://www.wltx.com/news/nation-now/michigan-state-police-director-apologizes-for-anti-protest-facebook-post/479086918
    Etue's sharing of a meme related to the NFL controversy signed "We the People," also drew many expressions of support for her and the message she shared.

    "Good for her," Dale Bogard of Plymouth, a retired information technology worker from Ford, said in an e-mail to the Free Press Tuesday. "It's high time people stood up for decency and respect for this country."

    Everything is all rightwhite...

    🤬 that 🤬 !
  • inoriinori Members Posts: 1,582 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
    Waaaaaaack! even if was about Trump... dude is still president at this moment in time...so you just gonna do it once since its popping in the news and hope people forget about 🤬 the next week?

    just shows me most of these cats was just on some "let me show err body I'm down with them this week" instead of being about what Kaep started this 🤬 for... FOH... you 🤬 you
  • Swiffness!Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://nypost.com/2017/09/28/too-much-money-at-stake-for-corrupt-ncaa-to-ever-change/
    Phil Mushnick

    Meanwhile, along NFL sidelines, players were exploiting the national anthem to let all know that America, which twice elected a black president, is racist.

    Marshawn Lynch, another who demands respect in exchange for none, sits during the anthem.


    Lynch three times has been sanctioned for 🤬 acts during games, twice for grabbing his crotch after TDs. That he has been so indulged by the NFL that he has not been suspended for his serial obscene behavior doesn’t deter him from demonstrating that he has better things to do than stand for the national anthem.

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    Lmao that was the guy that used to write all those articles in the 1990s saying Pro Wrestling was evil.

    Also criticized Jay-Z's part ownership stint with the Nets because of "🤬 and hoes" etc. Real morality warrior type.

    Here's a 2012 article from him criticizing Rick 🤬 for doing corporate work for WWE in the 80s:

    http://nypost.com/2012/01/15/rick-santorums-slimy-wwe-past/

    "Here’s a question that might be put to 🤬 :

    By 1997 Mr. and Mrs. McMahon had introduced a popular and highly marketable and imitated team of wrestlers, “D-Generation X.” Their signature move was thrusting their hands toward their crotches while hollering, “Suck it!”

    Throughout North America, 13-year-old boys accosted 13-year-old girls with that gesture, accompanied by “Suck it!” Kids were suspended from school for imitating D-Generation X and for wearing the licensed T-shirts, the ones with an arrow pointing toward their 🤬 , sold by the McMahons.

    And Mr. and Mrs. McMahon, as well as their children, would step into the ring to perform debased skits for the kids watching at home.

    So how, then, Mr. 🤬 , could you, as a family values advocate and candidate, have endorsed Mrs. McMahon’s candidacy to serve in the US Senate?


    Or is it that you’re just another demagogue, a political hack with strongly stated convictions with nothing behind them?"

    I'm just waiting for this holier-than-thou 🤬 to get pinched for child porn or some sick 🤬 lol
  • Max.Max. Members Posts: 33,009 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They just dropped mike bennet arrest bodycam footage....2 latino n 1 blk cop...hes running while everyone is down...hes sounding like a 🤬 about to cry lmaoo...funny how that story fizzled out


    Sad....
  • 5th Letter5th Letter Black Identified Extremist Members, Moderators, Writer Posts: 37,068 Regulator
    Max. wrote: »

    This will definitely endear Trump supporters, blue lives matter and the alt right to Kaepernick.
  • stringer bellstringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭


    There always that one 🤬 who comes out nowhere just to..

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    http://tucson.com/news/local/friday-notebook-tucson-police-officer-pushes-boundaries-with-viral-rants/article_34fdcb54-78d2-572c-a200-0125237e40ba.html
    Tucson police officer pushes boundaries with viral rants


    When Brandon Tatum starts talking into his camera, you get the feeling he will burst if he doesn’t unload right then.

    Tatum, a Tucson police officer, started his Sept. 25 YouTube rant this way: “Alright, we’re going to talk. Now, y’all have made me talk.”

    He went on to lambaste NFL players who have protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. And a segment of the country embraced him, viewing the video more than 410,000 times, making him a viral video star of the week once again.

    “For all you people who don’t understand, let me clarify this for you,” he said. “It’s not about the act of protesting. It’s not about the act of believing in something and pursuing it. It’s the way you’re doing it.

    “I don’t know how many times people have to say this: What does the American flag have to do with your perceived oppression? What does the national anthem have to do with these issues that people are bringing up? The flag and the national anthem have nothing to do with what you’re talking about.”

    Tatum, who for a time was a spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, first gained a wider online audience in March 2016, when Donald Trump visited Tucson for a campaign rally, and he posted a video slamming the protesters who showed up. Since then, his rants have largely been avidly pro-Trump and anti-liberal, not unlike what you’d hear on right-wing talk radio.

    Videos with smashmouth names like “Kathy Griffin should be in prison” and “Shut up about Russia already!” are mixed in with some introspective, analytical pieces like “Why do I not feel oppressed like other black people?” and “Why Black Men choose White Women over Black Women.”

    Tatum is careful not to suggest he is representing the Tucson Police Department when he gets on camera, but it’s been widely known since last year’s Trump rally video that he is a police officer. When Fox News did a piece on his latest viral rant, it identified him in the writing along the bottom of the screen as a “Tucson, AZ police officer.”

    These are the boundaries that city policy and the police administration worry about employees crossing. The department has a 2½ page guideline in their general orders explaining how employees may use social media like YouTube in their private lives.

    Among the prohibited postings: “Any act or statement, or any other form of speech that ridicules, maligns, disparages, or otherwise indicates bias against any race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, disability, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status, marital status or other protected status.”

    I spoke with Chief Chris Magnus and his chief of staff, Mike Silva, Thursday, and they explained it’s a complicated area of rules and laws, with plenty of gray area.

    “The general rule is, in their individual capacities, members can speak on what the law calls issues of public concern,” Silva said.

    But there are special worries for officers who post online and may be grilled by a criminal-defense attorney in court.

    “Officers can put themselves in a bad place in terms of their own credibility in terms of providing testimony,” Silva said. “They can create their own impeachment material by going off and pontificating.”

    Magnus weighs in occasionally on social media, usually about police issues and occasionally critical of President Trump or his administration. He said officers just need to work to stay within the bounds laid out by the rules.

    “I certainly do not share a good many of his views,” Magnus said of Tatum, “but I have to acknowledge that he’s pretty savvy about the way he does it so as not to find himself on the other side of that line.”

    On Thursday, Tatum tweeted out an invitation from Alex Jones, host of the conspiracy-mongering InfoWars show, to be interviewed by Jones. To me, accepting an interview with Jones would be crossing the line into behavior that is unacceptable from a known Tucson police officer.

    Among many other conspiracies Jones has promoted is the idea that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. His theories have convinced some listeners to go to Newtown and harass parents of children who died in the massacre. Earlier this year, Jones was forced to retract lies he told about refugee “rapists” working at a Chobani yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho.

    But even appearing on Jones’ show may be within the rules, Magnus said, as long as Tatum doesn’t present himself as a representative of the department and sticks within the rules in what he says.

    That’s too bad.

    That lame ass 🤬 in that video is a 🤬 Trump supporting pig...
  • Swiffness!Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
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  • blackrainblackrain Members, Moderators Posts: 27,269 Regulator
    Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert said he got a lot of racist voicemails after star player LeBron James called President Trump a "🤬 " on Twitter.

    Gilbert said the voicemails were some of the "most vile, disgusting, racist" things "I've ever heard people say."

    James' tweet was in response to Trump uninviting the Golden State Warriors to the White House, less than a day after Stephen Curry and other players on the team said they didn't want to go.

    “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Trump tweeted

    Gilbert said that the voicemails he got didn't address what Trump had done or what James was responding to.

    It wasn't even about the issue. That's what really got me. They went to who they really are, some of them," Gilbert said. "There's an element of racism in this country that I didn't realize existed."


    https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/cavaliers/2017/09/29/lebron-james-donald-trump-tweets-response/718473001/#
  • Swiffness!Swiffness! PART OF THE CONSPIRACY Members Posts: 10,128 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *old Cube voice*

    A message to the Oreo cookie:
    No matter how much you wanna switchhhhh....
    Here's what they think about you


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  • blackamericablackamerica Members Posts: 2,897 ✭✭✭✭✭
    inori wrote: »
    Waaaaaaack! even if was about Trump... dude is still president at this moment in time...so you just gonna do it once since its popping in the news and hope people forget about 🤬 the next week?

    just shows me most of these cats was just on some "let me show err body I'm down with them this week" instead of being about what Kaep started this 🤬 for... FOH... you 🤬 you
    Best believe these 🤬 are getting PAID to distract away from black issues. This whole Trump/NFL debacle was done to take attention away from Kaep. Now Mr All Lives Matter Dez says hes done protesting. FOH
  • ThaNubianGodThaNubianGod Members Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Max. wrote: »

    That 🤬 's foul. This is the type of 🤬 that the powers that be will trot out to counter real abuse. Bennett is a straightup clown
  • stringer bellstringer bell Members Posts: 26,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/20864858/nba-memo-reinforces-rule-players-coaches-stand-national-anthem
    NBA reiterates to teams: Stand for anthem

    The NBA sent a memo late Friday to teams reinforcing its rule that players and coaches stand for the national anthem, and suggesting other ways in which they might address the recent protest movement sweeping across the NFL and other sports.

    The memo, a copy of which was obtained by ESPN, was distributed by deputy commissioner Mark Tatum. It instructs teams that "the league office will determine how to deal with any possible instance in which a player, coach, or trainer does not stand for the anthem."

    The memo states that individual teams "do not have the discretion to waive" the rule that players, coaches and staff stand for the anthem. The league has the discretion to discipline players who violate the rule. It is not clear if the league would exercise it in the event of any protest. The league also does not want teams independently disciplining players, sources say, and has encouraged open dialogue within teams.

    In the memo, Tatum suggests teams might address the current political climate by having players and coaches give a joint pregame address at their first home games.

    "This could include a message of unity and how the team is committed to bringing the community together this season," the memo states.

    The memo also suggests teams might prepare a video tribute or public service announcement featuring "team leadership speaking about the issues they care about."

    The memo comes a day after commissioner Adam Silver said he expects players to stand for the national anthem.

    Last season, NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protesting social and racial injustice, and police brutality. Dozens of NFL players followed suit last Sunday, two days after President Donald Trump said owners should fire players who protest during the anthem. The Dallas Cowboys locked arms and knelt just before the national anthem before their Monday Night Football game. Before the national anthem ahead of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, players from the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx locked arms; L.A. players then left the floor during the anthem. The Sparks repeated the protest ahead of Game 2.


    The NBA is seeking a delicate balance in how it responds to the wave of protests in sports and the general political climate surrounding the administration of Trump. Silver and Michele Roberts, executive director of the players union, have consistently urged players to address issues that matter to them. Tatum's memo does the same. It also suggests other ways in which teams can "continue to develop impactful community programs," including mentorship programs, community gatherings, using basketball itself to "build bridges" between segments of a community and inviting community leaders to speak to teams.

    Several players went further on media day and explicitly condemned Trump and his policies. Some owners, while in some cases sympathetic to those views, have expressed concern about such statements alienating fans who might support the president, sources tell ESPN.

    The league in the past week has sent teams at least two other memos outlining ways other than anthem protests in which teams can engage their communities and address current events. In one memo, sent on Tuesday, the league informed teams that beginning in October, the U.S. Conference of Mayors "will host a series of community conversations and other events with NBA teams to engage young people, law enforcement, and local leaders."

    Roberts told The Undefeated's Marc Spears on Friday that the union will respond to any protest-related discipline from the league office "when it happens."
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    https://www.mediaite.com/online/symone-sanders-claps-back-at-ben-ferguson-in-heated-nfl-debate-if-thats-not-a-dog-whistle/
    Symone Sanders Claps Back at Ben Ferguson in Heated NFL Debate: ‘If That’s Not a Dog Whistle…’

    Friday night, CNN contributors Symone Sanders and Ben Ferguson went at it over the NFL protests, in a debate that grew heated.

    Appearing on Out Front with Jim Sciutto filling in for regular host Erin Burnett, the two argued about the findings of a new CNN poll. By a 49-43 margin, respondents said players are doing the wrong thing by kneeling during the National Anthem. But 60 percent said that Trump was wrong for criticizing the protestors.

    “When you see the majority of Americans saying it’s wrong to protest during the National Anthem, that’s where they’re backing the president,” Ferguson said. “When they made it personal, it seems there’s more divide there.”

    Sanders interjected.

    “When he attacked players of color,” she said. “That’s what happened.”

    Ferguson took umbrage with the insertion of race in a discussion about the NFL protests against racial oppression.

    “This is not about race as much you want it to be,” Ferguson said.

    Sanders completely disagreed.

    “[Colin] Kaepernick took a knee for injustice, for racism, for police brutality, and white supremacy.”

    Ferguson believes the protests are now about Trump.

    “The majority of these players were protesting Donald Trump,” Ferguson said. “So, again, to say that all of them are unified on Black Lives Matter or police brutality, the majority of these players did not stay in the locker room a year ago when that was the actual issue that Colin Kaepernick brought up.”

    Sanders closed out the discussion with a shot at Trump, which dually served as a clap back at Ferguson.

    “He said that the NFL owners need to get their players in line. If that’s not a dog whistle, I don’t know what is.”



  • StewStew Rap Music Is My Religion HTTRMembers, Moderators, Writer Posts: 52,234 Regulator
    Max. wrote: »

    That 🤬 's foul. This is the type of 🤬 that the powers that be will trot out to counter real abuse. Bennett is a straightup clown

    Why wouldn't they? We would do the same. He literally given them a reason to. Sad.
  • Angeles1son85Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • playmaker88playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2017
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    fact check your 🤬 before posting ... don't be lazy ...

    http://www.snopes.com/trump-nfl-lawsuit/
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