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  • Ravens Fans Burn Gear, Swear Off NFL After Anthem-Kneeling

    09/26/2017 2:12:15 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    baltimore.com ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | By Jonathan McCall
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Ravens fans recorded themselves burning their team gear Sunday after Baltimore players were among the first in the league to take a knee during the national anthem following President Donald Trump’s harsh criticism of the practice. At a Friday rally, the president said that NFL owners should, when dealing with a player kneeling during the anthem, “get that son of a b**** off the field.” The president doubled down on his initial remarks over the course of the weekend, calling on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to tell players to stand, and saying those who don’t should be...
  • 'BURN THE NFL': Americans are destroying football jerseys after players kneel in Protest

    09/26/2017 2:06:32 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Kate Taylor
    Some football fans are raging against players' decision to demonstrate during the national anthem. After more than a year of Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players sitting and kneeling during the national anthem, the controversy over their protests has reached a tipping point. More players than ever before knelt or sat during the anthem on Sunday, after Trump argued that those who did so should be suspended or fired. On Friday, Trump said: "Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a b---- off the field right...
  • Louisiana lawmakers question New Orleans Saints state funding after players protest

    09/26/2017 2:02:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    nola.com ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | By Julia O'Donoghue
    Offended by New Orleans Saints players who protested by sitting during the national anthem Sunday (Sept. 24), state House Rep. Kenny Havard, R-Jackson, called for Louisiana's government to pull state funding, tax breaks and other support from the professional football franchise. "Disrespecting our national anthem and flag in the name of social injustice is the highest form of hypocrisy," Havard said in a written statement Monday. State Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs, has also requested the Saints' state benefits be reviewed by the Legislature's Senate and House budget committees as a result of the players' protest. Hodges is a member...
  • Sarita's Grill & Cantina in Denham Springs: No NFL games on our TVs 'until further notice'

    09/26/2017 1:51:02 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 7 replies
    The Advocate ^ | Sept 25, 2017
    Another Louisiana eatery, this one in Denham Springs, has announced it will no longer televise NFL football after many players staged a protest during the national anthem on Sunday. Sarita's Grill & Cantina Denham posted Monday on its Facebook page that the ban on NFL games and the NFL network is "until further notice." "We respect everyone’s right to freedom of speech," the post says. "However, we do not support anyone that disrespects our Flag, our Country, and the people who have fought and/or died for the freedoms that we have." Dozens of initial comments attached to the post as...
  • Slidell (LA) krewe uninvites Saints players to serve as grand marshals after Sunday protest: Fox 8

    09/26/2017 1:50:34 AM PDT · by abb · 6 replies
    The (New Orleans, LA) Times Picayune ^ | September 25, 2017 | Laura McKnight
    A Slidell-based Carnival krewe has uninvited a pair of New Orleans Saints players to serve as grand marshals for the krewe's 2018 parade after the players participated in a protest during the national anthem prior to Sunday's (Sept. 24) game, WVUE-Fox 8 reports. The Krewe of Poseidon took back invites to players Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor, who had already agreed to serve as grand marshals, after they sat during the anthem in Charlotte, according to the news station. Vaccaro and Okafor were among 10 Saints and 150 professional football players around the National Football League who refused to stand...
  • Roy Moore Pulls Gun Out In Front Of Crowd At Campaign Rally

    09/26/2017 1:38:32 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies
    Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore drew a handgun from his pocket during a campaign rally in Fairhope, Ala., Monday night. "AL Senate favorite Roy Moore just pulled a real gun out of his pocket at his rally. No joke," Christina Wilkie from CNBC tweeted Monday night. Steve Bannon, former White House chief strategist, appeared at the rally and has endorsed Moore.
  • 'Not watching!' Seahawks fans en masse boycott team on Facebook Live

    09/26/2017 1:40:55 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    wcnc.com ^ | Sept 25,2017 | ravis Pittman and Ted Land ,
    Many Seattle Seahawks fans bombarded the KING 5 Facebook page Sunday, declaring they were not watching Sunday's Seahawks-Titans game because the team chose to stay in the locker room for the national anthem. During a halftime analysis on Facebook Live, KING 5 Sports anchor Chris Egan and sports producer Joel Knip were asking for fans' reaction to the game, which Tennessee was leading 9-7. But what they got was a slew of comments from upset fans. It comes after players across the league took a knee during the anthem or stayed in the locker room in response to President Donald...
  • Chicago Police Officers Who Kneeled In Protest Reprimanded

    09/25/2017 10:51:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    DNA Info ^ | September 25, 2017 | Heather Cherone
    Two Chicago Police officers who kneeled while in uniform after being asked about President Donald Trump's blistering criticism of football players' decision to kneel during the National Anthem before games will be reprimanded, a department spokesman said Monday. In a picture posted to the Instagram account of an anti-violence and anti-poverty activist Aleta Clark, a woman wearing Clark's signature "Hugs No Slugs" shirt kneels between two African American officers holding up their fists. The Instagram picture, which had about 1,800 likes, was captioned: "That Moment when you walk into the police station and ask the Men of Color are they...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Was Right About White Women – and Their Husbands

    09/25/2017 10:03:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/25 | Lucia Graves
    Conventional wisdom says women will show solidarity at the polls. But new research shows that for white women, having a husband trumped the sisterhoodHillary Clinton hoped to wear white on election night, a tribute to the suffragettes and the sweep of political history. Instead, as she wrote in her new book, the white suit stayed in her garment bag as she donned the gray and purple garment she had intended for her first trip to Washington as president-elect. Given the opportunity to make history by electing the first female president, women didn’t take it. And ironically, the women who bore...
  • Green Party to Flex Muscles as Potential Merkel Allies After Election

    09/25/2017 9:25:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 25 September 2017
    Germany's Greens party, after years in opposition, has a shot of returning to power and promoting its leftist and pro-environment agenda as junior coalition partner to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The party that grew out of the 1960s and 70s pacifist and anti-nuclear movement previously governed as a junior ally of the Social Democrats from 1998 to 2005 and forms part of 10 state governments. Merkel, who won re-election with a weakened majority on Sunday, will need two partners to form the next government, allowing the Greens to flex their muscles as potential kingmakers.
  • North Texas Pastor Helps Protect Flock From Potential Active Shooter Situations

    09/25/2017 9:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 9/25 | Ashleigh Barry
    A North Texas pastor says he isn't taking any chances after a shooting Sunday at a Tennessee church, where one woman was killed and six others were wounded. The Rev. Brian Ulch, of Trinity Lighthouse Church in Denison, packs a pistol and says he feels a great sense of responsibility to protect his congregation. "Our desire is to be able to meet any need that comes through our doors, whether it's ministry, medical or an active threat," Ulch said. Ulch said increased threats against houses of worship inspired him to make a choice. "We sought out to what we could...
  • (O.J.) Simpson's Release From Nev. Prison, Transfer to Fla. May Be Delayed

    09/25/2017 9:16:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | 9/25 | Patrick Healy
    The former football star and actor wants to transfer to Florida after his release, but the Florida Department of Corrections has yet to receive a transfer request for O.J. Simpson, officials said OJ Simpson will be eligible for parole from prison in Nevada Sunday, but that may be delayed if a required release plan is not completed and approved by then. When Simpson was found suitable for release in July, he told the parole panel that he intended to move back to Florida, where he had lived after leaving Los Angeles and before his 2007 arrest in Las Vegas. He...
  • Steve McQueen’s Road to Redemption

    09/25/2017 3:47:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    afa.net ^ | Sep. 25, 2017 | RANDALL MURPHREE
    For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes (Romans 1:16a, NASB).“What makes you different?” Steve asked. “I’m a follower of Jesus Christ,” responded Sammy.” The Christian faith of one of the most popular and highly paid 1960s-70s actors is the fulcrum on which Steve McQueen: American Icon is balanced. Greg Laurie, pastor, author, and long-time McQueen fan, narrates the engaging and entertaining documentary that is coming to select theaters this Thursday, September 28, for one night only. Laurie was drawn to McQueen’s story largely because of...
  • Bannon Tried to Plant a Mole in Facebook

    09/25/2017 8:16:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Former top White House strategist Steve Bannon wanted to place a spy inside Facebook to monitor the social-media giant’s hiring just weeks before he was named to run Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, according to a report on Monday. Bannon, who resigned from the White House last month, got the idea to plant a mole from Chris Gacek, a former congressional staffer who now works for the Family Research Council, a group that lobbies against abortion and LGBT rights, BuzzFeed News reported, citing an email exchange between the two. “There is one for a DC-based ‘Public Policy Manager’ at Facebook’s What’s...
  • fReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio ~ 26 SEPT 2017

    09/25/2017 6:27:53 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 62 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OhioWright-Patterson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties. It includes both Wright and Patterson Fields, which were originally Wilbur Wright Field and Fairfield Aviation General Supply Depot. Patterson Field is approximately 10 miles northeast of Dayton; Wright Field is approximately 5 miles northeast of Dayton.The host unit at Wright-Patterson AFB is the 88th Air Base Wing (88 ABW), assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force...
  • Pentagon scenario of new Korean war estimates 20,000 deaths daily in S. Korea, retired general says

    09/25/2017 5:07:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 25, 2017 | Jeff Daniels
    A retired U.S. general said a Pentagon war scenario showed a conventional war with North Korea could result in about 20,000 deaths per day in South Korea, according to the Los Angeles Times. Meanwhile, a retired U.S. Navy admiral sees a 50/50 chance of a conventional conflict with North Korea although much less likelihood of a nuclear war. On Monday, North Korea's foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, accused President Donald Trump of declaring war against the hermit regime and threatened that the North has the right to shoot down U.S. strategic bombers even if they are flying in international airspace....
  • Steelers’ Alejandro Villanueva ‘Embarrassed’ by Lone-Wolf Act

    09/25/2017 5:02:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 117 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Max Jaeger September 25, 2017 | 6:49pm
    The Pittsburgh Steelers “butchered” attempts to appear unified by sitting out the national anthem Sunday, the lone player to appear on the field revealed Monday. “This national anthem ordeal has been out of control, and there’s a lot of blame on myself,” lineman Alejandro Villanueva said Monday. SNIP “Every single time I see that picture of me standing by myself, I feel embarrassed,” he said.
  • Cummings begins investigation into Kushner’s usage of private email account

    09/25/2017 4:58:55 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2017 | Dave Boyer
    A top House Democrat started an investigation Monday into White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s use of a private email account for official business, asking the president’s son-in-law to preserve all his communications and turn over his list of contacts and other records. In a letter to Mr. Kushner, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Maryland Democrat and ranking member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, said it is “unclear” from recent press reports whether he complied with a federal law requiring White House employees to forward any private emails pertaining to official business to their government email account. As if...
  • Phil Long Dealerships: 'We haven't fired Von

    09/25/2017 3:59:16 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies
    KKTV ^ | Sept 25, 2017
    DENVER (KKTV) - A social media firestorm has one Colorado car dealership looking to clarify a decision to pull TV ads featuring Von Miller a day after he chose to kneel during the national anthem. "We support Von and his first amendment rights, we know Von and he's a good person," part of the statement issued by Phil Long Dealerships on Monday. Miller is one of about 200 players who took part in a protest for a show of unity over President Donald Trump's stance on kneeling during the national anthem. Miller took a knee alongside dozens of other players...
  • Landers’ Lawyer Still Chopping

    09/25/2017 3:38:26 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 14 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/25/2017
    A small circle of hired and unpaid volunteer attorney’s in the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl case in Waco, acting to satisfy their consciences rather than their wallets, continue to chop away at the prosecution. According to Tommy Witherspoon of the Waco Tribune-Herald there are about 70 court appointed attorneys in the case. All of them seem to be adhering to what the Obama Administration used to call “strategic patience.” Last Friday Millie L. Thompson, the Austin lawyer who represents motorcycle rights activist Thomas Paul Landers, filed a motion to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office from prosecuting her client’s...