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Thu May 31, 2018, 04:40 PM

I'm a veteran, and if you think I served so that football players...

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Reply I'm a veteran, and if you think I served so that football players... (Original post)
syringis May 31 OP
brush May 31 #1
notdarkyet May 31 #2
Eliot Rosewater May 31 #3
oberliner May 31 #41
Tipperary Jun 1 #64
Eliot Rosewater Jun 1 #65
lunatica May 31 #4
xeodtech May 31 #5
Rural_Progressive May 31 #23
unblock May 31 #6
geardaddy May 31 #14
unblock May 31 #16
geardaddy May 31 #47
demigoddess Jun 1 #63
Toorich May 31 #7
Different Drummer May 31 #8
Wounded Bear May 31 #9
Aristus May 31 #10
KG May 31 #11
PJMcK May 31 #19
magicarpet May 31 #29
Brother Buzz May 31 #12
Armymedic88 May 31 #13
Rene May 31 #15
njhoneybadger May 31 #17
Elwood P Dowd May 31 #18
sarge43 May 31 #37
MrScorpio May 31 #20
Still In Wisconsin May 31 #21
kairos12 May 31 #22
N_E_1 for Tennis May 31 #24
Initech May 31 #25
onethatcares May 31 #26
magicarpet May 31 #31
onethatcares May 31 #35
magicarpet May 31 #40
treestar May 31 #27
Anon-C May 31 #28
Civic Justice May 31 #30
magicarpet May 31 #32
Uncle Joe May 31 #33
sarge43 May 31 #34
weissmam May 31 #36
Submariner May 31 #38
smirkymonkey May 31 #39
shadowmayor May 31 #42
ooky May 31 #43
Cha May 31 #44
XRubicon May 31 #45
green917 May 31 #46
BobTheSubgenius May 31 #48
TomSlick May 31 #49
Permanut May 31 #50
woofless Jun 1 #51
InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 1 #52
Demovictory9 Jun 1 #53
BlueJac Jun 1 #54
The Wizard Jun 1 #55
usaf-vet Jun 1 #56
yardwork Jun 1 #57
Ernesto Jun 1 #58
CRK7376 Jun 1 #59
ailsagirl Jun 1 #60
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onecent Jun 1 #62

Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:44 PM

1. Dan Currie you just got an instant fan.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. Me too.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:45 PM

3. Who is this? The OP author?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:04 PM

41. Pretty sure the OP author is not the person in the photo

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 02:48 PM

64. Seriously? You are not familiar with this OP?

No, this is not the op, but this op posts a lot of noteworthy ops.

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #64)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 04:22 PM

65. I didnt say that but I suspect you KNOW I didnt say that

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:49 PM

4. I love your OPs Syringis!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:49 PM

5. As a Vet.. Me Too!!

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Response to xeodtech (Reply #5)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:48 PM

23. Got that right

I'm something like the 7th or 8th generation in my family to serve. Dad received the Silver Star in WWII and I know he'd agree with Dan on this matter.

None of us, going back to the early 19th century, served so Donnie O, or anyone of his ilk, could turn this country into a fully owned subsidiary of ANY foreign power.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:51 PM

6. note that it was a veteran (green beret) who suggested kneeling during the anthem to kaepernick

really, if we didn't know damn well it was just a distraction tactic, we'd have to say it's completely idiotic to:

(a) interpret kneeling as a sign of disrespect (on the contrary, it's *respectful* in any other circumstance, such as when proposing or praying or getting knighted) and also

(b) then go the extra derivative step of interpreting a perceived offense against the anthem and/or the flag as an affront to veterans. the anthem and the flag belong to all of us. veterans have no special claim to it.

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:18 PM

14. I didn't know that about the veteran suggesting that to Kaepernick

Cool.

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Response to unblock (Reply #16)

Thu May 31, 2018, 09:47 PM

47. Cool!

Thanks for the link!

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Response to unblock (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 02:39 PM

63. my thoughts, too, I never saw kneeling as an insult.

Maybe the whole audience should kneel too. They would not throw out paying customers, would they??

ps my father and stepfather both fought in wars, they would not expect the players to give up kneeling.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:53 PM

7. Dan the Man!!!

...Huah...

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:53 PM

8. My kind of veteran! n/t

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:55 PM

9. Yep! Me too!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:58 PM

10. Me too!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:58 PM

11. i find it troubling that forms of protests seem to need approval of authoritarians

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Response to KG (Reply #11)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:30 PM

19. Yeah

There's a strange collapse of logic, isn't there?

Of course, if Trump had his way, his critics would be either bankrupted or jailed.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #19)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:14 PM

29. Try shot by firing squad.... or stoned to death as in the buybull.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 04:59 PM

12. This dumb draftee didn't connect much with the military, but....

a big hooah, hooyah, oohrah, or what ever they were always yelling in the Cavalry to Dan Currie jr on this one.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:18 PM

13. Me too

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:19 PM

15. Hooray Dan Thank You for your Service

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:26 PM

17. Thank you, Sir

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:29 PM

18. Another Me Too.

Seems like the biggest, loudest, and most vociferous shit throwers are draft dodgers and chicken hawks such as Trump, Savage, Limbaugh, O'Reilly, Hannity, etc..

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #18)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:46 PM

37. Yes sir. They're all posers and poltroons. Yes, I'm being too kind. n/t

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:35 PM

20. Another vet right here!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:40 PM

21. My Dad fought in the Korean war. He's also a lifelong Packer fan and NFL fan in general.

His opinion is that players SHOULD be taking a knee until the targeting of black citizens by the police ends. By the way, Dad was a cop after leaving the Marine Corps.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:41 PM

22. Total agreement from this Vet.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 05:56 PM

24. Vet here, agree wholeheartedly... nt

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:02 PM

25. This is going on my Twitter feed!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:03 PM

26. me too.

did it to support the Constitution of the United States of America. I join with Don

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #26)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:21 PM

31. trDump took the same oath to defend the US Constitution...

.... but failed to take that oath as seriously.
Don the Con and Don the Vet are two very different men - one is an Authoritarian Fascist the other a patriot who respects what this country really stand for.

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #31)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:43 PM

35. I understand that and side with the Veteran

there is a world of difference tween the two.

Did you get your handle from Steppenwolf?

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Response to onethatcares (Reply #35)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:02 PM

40. Actually it is an ethnic thing....

.... my great-grandfather willed me a magic carpet he brought from the old country. It really is quite the nice ride. I am trying to convert it from petrol to solar powered so it doesn't leave a slight smoke trail behind.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:05 PM

27. He gets it

If they are really defending this country, that is what they are defending.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:07 PM

28. This Exactly!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:20 PM

30. Trump gives us the example in real life, what it is like to be under a dictator.

Sadly, we as a nation are allowing it to go on far too long. It insults everything people have served and died to build, support and protect.

Trump and the Republican Congress should get the penalty for Treason Against Everything American Democracy is built upon, everything it stand to represent.
This attack on our Judicial system and the civility of people to protest, is something American should NEVER tolerate and certainly not endure for the length of time and the expanse of the insults he's done to America, American People and our American systems and institutions.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:27 PM

32. Don the Con is a perception management specialist...

.... and propaganda expert to the feeble minded and Nazis among us. He is a habitual liar and cheater and extortionist - but the Nazis love him for it because he pisses off liberals and progressives.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:42 PM

33. Kicked and recommended.

Same here.

Thanks for the thread syringis

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:43 PM

34. Hand salute, Mr Currie. Double damned right!!

We veterans have sworn or affirmed to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution of United States; that's our first and most important order.

I'll take a knee or link arms with those football players; they're true Americans.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:46 PM

36. Hooah!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:50 PM

38. This ex-swab jockey is with you

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 06:59 PM

39. Hear, Hear!



Thank you for your service!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:20 PM

42. Yeppers!

If someone kneeling during the national anthem bothers you more than the sight of your fellow citizens being gunned down in the streets, then perhaps you are part of the problem! I am a veteran and I approve of Dan's message!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:32 PM

43. Well said. Me too!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:35 PM

44. Oh and Fuck Dictator trump

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 07:51 PM

45. Me Too

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 09:40 PM

46. As I just remarked when sharing this on my Facebook wal...

Not only does this veteran agree wholeheartedly but this entire ridiculous debate brings to mind one of my favorite pieces of political writing... take it away Aaron Sorkin:

"You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours." You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms.

Then you can stand up and sing about the land of the free.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:36 PM

48. Hell yes, Mr. Currie.

We should all be grateful to all of our veterans, but you belong to a group that deserves just a little bit more.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:39 PM

49. Yeah, me too.

I understood the oath.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:54 PM

50. Another vet here..

And I'm with Dan all the way on this one.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

51. Me too.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 12:00 AM

52. DAN THE MAN!!!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 01:36 AM

53. kick

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 07:05 AM

54. K&R

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 07:28 AM

55. The worst among us

wrap themselves in the flag and chant USA USA USA (American Seig Heil).

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 09:02 AM

56. Three generation of our family served. So all Constitutional rights would be protected.

So WE too. WW I, WW II and Vietnam.

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 11:09 AM

57. Love you, Dan Currie!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 12:50 PM

58. Count me in!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 01:06 PM

59. Me too

and I wore Army Green for 38 years and always supported the Democratic Party. While in green I did keep my political preference to myself, tried to be apolitical as most officers and senior NCOs did. Well said Mr. Currie!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 01:18 PM

60. You Go, Dan!!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 01:24 PM

61. YES!!!!!!!

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Response to syringis (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2018, 01:49 PM

62. i'M ON your side Dan A. Currie!!!!

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