caughtinthemiddle (Greg Cooper)

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Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

I don't see a dilemma, Bob. Where do you see that?

September 28, 2017 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

The point is that, when a group of Americans gather, there is no point in NOT lauding the nation. The anthem has everything to do with everything we, as Americans, profess to believe and as a reminder to us that we are enjoying the things we are because of the past trials we have overcome, and the future trials we will encounter.

Also, Joshua, there's no logic in downplaying the protesters' belief in what they're doing. What the hell does it hurt to let someone "speak" in terms that mean something to them? There's no logic in denying that one person's way of bringing into public display his way of making a statement. There's no logic in making that protest into something it's not. There's no logic in ignoring his explanation of his public display and turning that display into something vile or "un-American". We don't have to think that his protest is the perfect way of making his statement, but we also have to respect that statement for what it is, and not make up reasons to detest that gesture.

Do you really think, Joshua, that Kaepernik and all the athletes and teams who have joined in this free speech display are anti-American? Do you? If so, I suggest you take a look at the original reasons he, and others before him, picked specific ways to bring to light the things they want changed: they have no connection to this being a bad country or anything other than that they want people to be treated as people, as equals in the building and betterment of the nation and its citizens. Quit parroting the talking points of those who exhibit anything that does not lead to each of us looking past the color of skin or the practice of different religions. Think: if you were a minority (and you soon will be, if current trends continue), what would your thoughts be if a group of another skin color berated you for the simple act of being white? Does your skin color make you less or more intelligent, empathetic, educated, or anything better than another's? Of course not. Then your task is to ignore things like that, things that have nothing to do with the innate worth of any human being.

All I'm saying is that it takes nothing more than interacting with people as if you were they. It's that easy. And that hard. You just have to make the decision as to which is better for everyone and not just you.

September 28, 2017 at 2:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

Well, you and I pass along our thoughts to each and everyone we converse with about anything remotely racial. We use facts and we use emotion to ask people why they are so inclined. Then, we act in public as if there is no difference between us and others. We lead by example. We talk openly about our beliefs. Really, it's simple in theory, but difficult to put one's self out there in practice. But, without our each actually doing what we say we believe, it's pretty difficult. So, since easy is better than difficult, we just do it.

September 28, 2017 at 1:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Blacks forgetting our place again?

ps it can be a sign of submission.

There. Fixed that for you.

September 28, 2017 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Blacks forgetting our place again?

How overwhelmingly, exactly, Justin? Got any facts?

September 28, 2017 at 12:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

The solution is everyone simply accept everyone else's accidental skin color. That's pretty damned simple. From there, it gets easier.

September 28, 2017 at 11:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bar owner makes doormat out of Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys

That you don't see the purpose doesn't surprise me at all, Joshua. Doesn't surprise me at all.

September 28, 2017 at 11:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach calls NFL players 'unpatriotic,' 'ignorant' for taking knee during national anthem

Nails what, Justin? Can you get out of your playpen and write us a list of what Chump just nailed? Other than, of course, the Constitution to the wall of Chump Tower or the restroom door at Mar A Lago.

September 27, 2017 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Trump’s attacks misguided

" Surely, the president understands this and can turn his attention away from NFL protests and focus instead on the very serious issues facing the country."

Probably not. It would take a president with intellect to understand the difference.

September 27, 2017 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach calls NFL players 'unpatriotic,' 'ignorant' for taking knee during national anthem

He threatens someone else on Twitter.

September 27, 2017 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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