We certainly don't need Donald Trump to remind us that the charade called professional sports is one big commerical exploitation. That alone should be enough reason not to watch...before you even get to this performance.

And why do they play the National Anthem before every game? 

If this clueless moron had the principle and sense to consider that question properly, he would simply walk away from the game. But he doesn't, because in the end it all boils down to show me the money.


carlnpa williambanzai7 Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:40 Permalink

Today is GOLD Star Mothers Day.  Overpaid players spitting on the Gold Star MothersGold Star Mother’s Day is observed in the United States on the last Sunday of September each year. It is a day for people to recognize and honor those who have lost a son or daughter while serving the United States Armed Forces.This will be epic later today - disrespecting Gold Star Mothers.;_ylt=A0LEV1_vvcdZjsMAg1VXN...The last Sunday in September is also Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. This day is a tribute to all parents whose children died as a result of their service with the United States Armed Forces. It commemorates the contributions, commitments and sacrifices made by those parents individually and through the American Gold Star Mothers, 

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Son of Captain Nemo carlnpa Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:59 Permalink

We've got it carl

Instead of "Support the Troops" knowing what we've known for a very long time. Let's make a concerted effort to change the bumper sticker to "Support the Treason".

Oh... And by the way?...

The only "Gold Star" Moms that can stand to be counted are Mary Tillman, Deidre Lynch and Cindy Sheehan

All the rest can go to hell where they belong for their unequivocal continued SUPPORT of murder, torture and theft!

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Son of Captain Nemo 11b40 Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:35 Permalink

As do I you perfect asshole (have relations on that "wall" that you speak to) that is there for the purpose of ensuring that it never happens again.

But the difference between us is that I know the direction and steps we continue to take are anything but "human". And all the wrong ones that we are committed to will inevitably lead us to our END.

Doesn't matter as I and the rest of this God foresaken fucked up Country will get what is coming to it -in this life and the next.

See you in the next life (where we both belong) for not doing enough that made it all "possible"!

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11b40 Son of Captain Nemo Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:55 Permalink

You could not be more wrong, sonny boy.  I would speculate that I understand the world situation easily as well as you do - where we are, how we got here and where it looks like we are headed.  The difference between me and you is respect.  You say you have relations on that wall, too. So you disparage their Mother's, your own relatives, and say they deserve no honor on Gold Star Day.  You must be a hoot at family gatherings.

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Son of Captain Nemo 11b40 Sun, 09/24/2017 - 13:07 Permalink

No asshole.

I disrespect the t-reason that sent them to an early grave that were ALL based on lies that should have sent their leaders in Washington to life in prison and a war crimes tribunal at the Hague.

Didn't and doesn't help much when you know you've been lied to and keep repeating the mistakes with indifference or that somehow killing more of your contrived enemy will make things better for you.

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giovanni_f Stuck on Zero Mon, 09/25/2017 - 04:28 Permalink

"more and more Americans" want WAR. Nothing has changed since the time Mark Twain wrote his war prayer.You can distinguish real from fake patriots: The real patriot is _always on the opposite side of the government. The real patriot is _always_ per- and prosecuted. Singing the anthem is for fake patriots.Those who were killed in the name of that version of Allah that is referred to as "Ghawd" by American Salafist Protestans (ASP) encountered therir destiny on their own terms, which is ignorance, a ill-fated choice of a "job", and brainwashed by the deep state to serve a war machine. There is absolutely NOTHING patriotic in chosing serfdom in exchange for peanuts from the likes of John McCain.

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EddieLomax giovanni_f Mon, 09/25/2017 - 06:04 Permalink

I'd mark you down as at some point the state should work, the Byzantine state prevented Muslims taking over for centuries, the Austrian-Hungarian state liberated millions from the yoke of Islam.But todays state is an abomination, the first priority of any state is the safety of its people, today the UK leaves soldiers to rot in an Indian prision (#chennai6)  because it prefers to try and appease in the hopes of better trade.The insanity of today that often patriotism is used as a force to destroy ourselves, sending thousands of American and British soldiers to fight against a foreign enemy who cannot attack us while encouraging that enemy to make their home in our own country.  British servicemen cannot even wear their uniforms out in public for fear of being attacked by the people they are supposed to be protecting!

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Son of Captain Nemo Son of Captain Nemo Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:28 Permalink

Didn't realize there were so few Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch fans considering what happened to the both of them?...

But then again why should anyone be surprised considering how long it's been allowed to continue?...

Might as well let Bob MciLvaine do the talking on his son and 2,977 other Americans + the millions in the Middle East that have paid the ultimate price of no justice going past 16 years with of course... America's "Gold Star" mothers and family just looking the other way to there government's continued war crimes!

Meanwhile enjoy the petty controversy of "to kneel" or "not kneel" during the playing of our National Anthem at football games as this Country continues it's "spin" to oblivion!

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Son of Captain Nemo SILVERGEDDON Sun, 09/24/2017 - 21:54 Permalink

With more events like this one Sil your time and my time is at hand brother (…)

No use thumpin your chest anymore after Maidan -it's O-V-E-R!!!

Start saying your prayers in Hebrew at the Baptist "Temple" somewhere down South where you eat fried chicken and prepare for your inevitable Samson Moment!

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Aristofani Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

patriotard talk. And quoting Jimi! An "artist" should know that he wasnt exactly "celebrating the US" with his famous rendition of the racist empire anthem.

williambanzai7 Aristofani Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:19 Permalink

Dick Cavett: What was the controversy about the national anthem and the way you
Jimi Hendrix: I don’t know man.
Dick Cavett: played it?
Dick Cavett: All I did was play it. I’m American so I played it.

Dick Cavett: It isn’t unorthodox?
Jimi Hendrix: No… No…
Jimi Hendrix: I thought it was beautiful.He reportedly played it at over 60 concerts.

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williambanzai7 Cruel Aid Sun, 09/24/2017 - 19:58 Permalink

I don't know what he would do now, but back then he was pressured by the Black Panthers etc to turn his back on the white side of America and he refused.

And I remember when he played this very well since I play. No one thought this was out of disrespect. To the contrary everyone thought this was an awesome display of Made in USA.

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blindman williambanzai7 Sun, 09/24/2017 - 22:38 Permalink

i asked dick what he thought of
his interview with jimi h., that
i asked of him in 1979 or there
about, his response was to the
affect that it was an interview with
a stoned or drugged person of no
significance. i grew up listening
to dick's interviews and at that moment
i knew he was a dick. it is still interesting
to listen to those old interviews, i imagine,
and people still want to hear moar jimi.
just this evening i listed to and played
with a Brazilian lad with moar talent than
Elvis Presley. strange world man.

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logicalman Brazillionaire Sun, 09/24/2017 - 10:39 Permalink

War is a racket.Is this the kind of service to which you refer?"I served in all commissioned ranks from second lieutenant to Major General. And during that period I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for capitalism. I suspected I was just part of the racket all the time. Now I am sure of it."Smedley Butler

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Moe Howard 11b40 Sun, 09/24/2017 - 14:20 Permalink

He figured it out after he did all his gangster moves for the government both in and out of uniform and overseas and in the states. In other words, he was like Al Capone saying "Government is a racket" having owned several.Except he wasn't "Al Capone" he was more a "Frank The Enforcer Nitti". I don't see what these lame brains think is so interesting about him saying that. Is it a confession [which would be fine, but we already knew that] or did he just figure it out [which makes him stupid]?

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