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Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:26 PM

The ENTIRE Dallas Cowboys team with Jerry Jones just took a knee

So much for the "fired" meme going around.

They got back up for the anthem.

WOW.

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Reply The ENTIRE Dallas Cowboys team with Jerry Jones just took a knee (Original post)
underpants Sep 25 OP
Croney Sep 25 #1
Skittles Sep 25 #2
Beartracks Sep 25 #20
grossproffit Sep 25 #21
Eliot Rosewater Sep 26 #51
Weekend Warrior Sep 26 #55
Miles Archer Oct 1 #62
madokie Sep 25 #3
onecaliberal Sep 25 #17
BadgerMom Sep 25 #32
Johonny Sep 25 #4
JCMach1 Sep 25 #42
GreatCaesarsGhost Sep 25 #5
joeybee12 Sep 25 #6
mercuryblues Sep 25 #7
George II Sep 25 #27
Achilleaze Sep 25 #8
exboyfil Sep 25 #9
More_Cowbell Sep 25 #18
bathroommonkey76 Sep 25 #22
renate Sep 25 #23
spooky3 Sep 25 #24
Ilsa Sep 25 #36
tavernier Sep 25 #40
pandr32 Sep 26 #48
Maynar Sep 27 #58
Eliot Rosewater Sep 26 #52
pangaia Oct 1 #59
BannonsLiver Sep 25 #10
marybourg Sep 25 #14
BannonsLiver Sep 25 #16
davsand Sep 25 #11
thbobby Sep 25 #19
spooky3 Sep 25 #25
Eliot Rosewater Sep 26 #53
pangaia Oct 1 #63
davsand Oct 1 #64
pangaia Oct 1 #65
GP6971 Sep 25 #12
NightWatcher Sep 25 #13
tenderfoot Sep 25 #15
George II Sep 25 #26
mnhtnbb Sep 25 #30
George II Sep 25 #33
Dr. Strange Sep 25 #28
Grassy Knoll Sep 25 #29
Tree-Hugger Sep 25 #31
George II Sep 25 #34
Dr. Strange Sep 26 #49
LudwigPastorius Sep 25 #35
comradebillyboy Sep 25 #37
Not Ruth Sep 25 #38
Fluke a Snooker Sep 25 #39
flibbitygiblets Sep 25 #41
Gothmog Sep 25 #43
TlalocW Sep 25 #44
tammywammy Sep 25 #45
TlalocW Sep 25 #46
Grassy Knoll Sep 25 #47
snooper2 Sep 26 #50
Blue_Tires Sep 26 #54
mickmten Sep 26 #56
Honeycombe8 Sep 26 #57
Iggo Oct 1 #60
Weekend Warrior Oct 1 #61

Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:28 PM

1. But if they all stood for the anthem,

it's not the same. Drumpf will be gloating.

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:29 PM

2. it's freedom

freedom to stand, freedom to kneel

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:05 PM

20. Taking-a-knee may be evolving. Perhaps the point is no longer to kneel during the anthem...

... but to get noticed and get the message out. The Cowboys definitely got noticed.

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:13 PM

21. I would never not stand for the anthem, but I will take a knee prior to it.

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Response to grossproffit (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:25 PM

51. I wish it didnt matter, we would all be much better off

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:39 PM

55. I disagree.

 

It seems they took a stand/knee against injustice. That is what this is all about. It isn't about the Anthem.

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Response to Croney (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:24 PM

62. I can flash a "peace" sign in 5 seconds.

It's no longer about "taking a knee" and staying on it for the entire national anthem.

Getting on knee and getting back up is a show of solidarity for people who want to take a knee.

It also sends a direct signal to Trump.

If he gloats, he has nothing to gloat about.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:29 PM

3. Just watched it

We're stronger than the killer cops who it is that caused this to be to begin with.

I have utmost respect for our brothers and sister LEO but they have to realize that we're all HUMAN. We're not just black, we're not just white, we're HUMAN first and foremost

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Response to madokie (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:55 PM

17. So much that.

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Response to madokie (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:37 PM

32. Yes.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:30 PM

4. As I said, Miami's Republican billionaire owner stood with his players.

You think these NFL owners want the US president hurting their business and tell them who to hire and fire? He just lost Jerry Jones, OMG!

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Response to Johonny (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:55 PM

42. Jones is a known Republican supporter

If you are Trump and you lose Kraft and Jones, you are done.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:31 PM

5. They chased a camera man away from Jones

Looked like TV camera the guy was carrying.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:33 PM

6. When trumpenfuhrer lost Terry Bradshaw I assumed that was the worst

Fir the unelected Orange Nazi. But now...Jerry Jones? ???

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:33 PM

7. I think trump

just bit the hand that fed him. Most owners are republican. trump went after their income.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:23 PM

27. Seven owners each gave $1M for the inauguration.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:33 PM

8. K & r

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:36 PM

9. Didn't care much for Jerry Jones

but this is masterfully played. Somehow you need to take away the binary of Trump vs. kneeling. I have always thought it was counterproductive, but did not get bent either way about it. I have friends, some of them liberal, who are angry about kneeling during the National Anthem. Those friends have served in our military (along with several of my conservative friends who are also angry about it).

Jones could follow up with a large contribution to a PAC lobbying for changing the procedures related to investigating LEO shootings. Also scholarships for disadvantaged African Americans etc.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:57 PM

18. And some military veterans are for it

I loved this guy's tweet:


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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:15 PM

22. Perfect.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:15 PM

23. oh wow, that's absolutely excellent!

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:16 PM

24. Very cool -- maybe make this into its own OP?

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:44 PM

36. Deserves its own thread. Long twitter thread over there. nt

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #18)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:32 PM

40. My daughter who was in the Air Force

essentially said the same thing on Facebook and all her friends whom she served with answered back in agreement.

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Response to More_Cowbell (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:01 PM

48. Maybe this will cause "the military" to follow suit with NFL.

It would be a huge blow to this administration.

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #48)

Wed Sep 27, 2017, 01:29 AM

58. I would SO love seeing this.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:28 PM

52. IF they are angry about protesters protesting and not black people being shot for no reason

then they are full of shit.

I have a family member who is in this category and it is very troubling.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:17 PM

59. Is THIS Jerry Jones the son of the former owner? OR am I just out to lunch again?

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:49 PM

14. Maybe. He certainly came out repeatedly against

pre-game demonstrations by his players. Does anybody walk around transcribing every word he said, so that it can be proven that he never used the word "fired" in that context? Probably not. So at worst, possible hyperbole.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:53 PM

16. It was SOP with right wing created fake news

They take something with a kernel of truth to it and then distort it into something that gets the clickety clicks and fires up their mouth breathing base. The facts are he never said anything remotely like what has been circulating on my Facebook feed today.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:36 PM

11. Puerto Rico and US VI are in serious trouble, fires are burning, and Korea says trump declared war.

Oh--and Texas and Florida are still cleaning up from Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes. At least the GOP attack on our national health care system might be halted temporarily.

But, yeah, let's keep talking about who stood up, who knelt, and where their hands were for that couple of minutes before a sporting event. I have no freaking idea how the rotting mango can think this is worth talking about.

SMDH.


Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:03 PM

19. I agree 100%

Football is a game.

The situations you mention are life and death. I am from Texas and love the cowboys, but human life is important. Football is a game.

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Response to davsand (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:18 PM

25. Oh, I have an idea...

It's all about pandering to his deplorables and providing a distracting from his complete inability to deal with the real problems you identified, and his Russia connections.

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Response to davsand (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:30 PM

53. Black people being shot for jaywalking is a problem with certain people, like black people

and it is every bit as important as natural disasters and the stolen election.

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Response to davsand (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:25 PM

63. We need to spread the word far and wide what is really going on...


NON-LINEAR WARFARE.


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Response to pangaia (Reply #63)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 06:34 PM

64. I fully support the protest. Absolutely.

What amazes hell outta me is the huge amount of shit raining down all around us, and all he could manage to be upset about--or even really notice--was what position football players took for a couple of minutes prior to a sporting event. The fundamental issue of cops killing black people then walking free completely eluded him. The fact that we had (still have) other brown skinned or Spanish speaking Americans fighting to survive was nothing he could recognize.

THAT was what my comment was about.


Laura

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Response to davsand (Reply #64)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 06:47 PM

65. Oh, I fully agree. I didn't mean to imply otherwise..

Apologies if it sounded like I did.

I just meant that all that is going on is.. intentional disruption of democracy in America..
We also need to remember that we are in a war and the other guys are engaging in what is called NON-LINEAR WARFARE.
https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/11/hidden-author-putinism-russia-vladislav-surkov/382489/

I have been posting variations on the these points below all week and think we really need to see or remember that something else is going on ...

...............
It doesn't matter, in a way, what it is each day, or what happens tomorrow.( Of course it MATTERS.) But there is a reason for what is happening.)
It goes much deeper than that...
It is NON-LINEAR WARFARE.

PR, POC, immigrants, NFL, library books, grocery store selling diapers on the wrong day.. nothing matters to the enemy in this battle... EXCEPT disruption... disruption of society. disruption of government.

It is intended to be too much for a person to absorb... exhausting, distraction-- THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT. Confusion, get people to just give up.

It is a tactic to bring down western democracy!!
Well, WE WON"T GIVE UP.

We need to deal with the day to day insanity, but at the same time, and maybe even MORE importantly, keep our eyes focused on the big picture of what is happening..

Vladislav Surkov, Alexander Dugin- look them up.. plus Putin and Bannon and others..





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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:46 PM

12. What did the Cardinals do? n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 08:51 PM

15. I guess that means they're no longer 'America's Team' in Rightwingastan

eom

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:22 PM

26. Here's a picture of it:

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Response to George II (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:33 PM

30. Oh, boy. I know some people who are going to be very

pissed off. People who were posting on fb how great it was that Jones was going to make sure every player
stood for the national anthem.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:41 PM

33. They did it just prior to the National Anthem, then stood up but still kept their arms interlocked.

Of all the demonstrations I've seen this weekend, I think that one was the most impressive.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:27 PM

28. Cool. Hopefully this will extend to professional sports teams as well.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:29 PM

29. lol,

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:36 PM

31. It had to be said

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Response to Dr. Strange (Reply #28)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:42 PM

34. That was cold. You must be a (0-3) Giants fan!

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Response to George II (Reply #34)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:09 PM

49. Come now, you insult me!

I have much more class than that. I'm a Broncos fan!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:43 PM

35. I heard some MAGAts booing in the stands.

...to which, this Washington Post reporter had the perfect response.



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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 09:57 PM

37. As a Cowboy fan I am gratified by the team's gesture.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:01 PM

38. Pure genius

Kneeling for the press, but standing for the National Anthem, every other team in every other sport will be doing this. The Cowboys may have just saved America

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:06 PM

39. This is HUGE. We JUST TOOK OVER the LAST REFUGE of GOP comfort!!

Most GOP nazis are crying because the NFL was one of their last places they could escape the dystopia that their policies cause all over the planet. Now that we have successfully taken over their precious 'MURICA!! moment, we will now start to implement policies that will take them out for good.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 10:46 PM

41. Woah! That's a middle finger at rump

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:08 PM

43. Yeah for the Cowboys

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:40 PM

44. Unfortunately after the anthem

And they were leaving the field, one of the Cowboys patted Tony Romo too hard on the back, and he collapsed. He'll be out for three games.

I don't even follow sports, but I know enough snarky jokes to get under my Cowboys-fan brother's skin.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #44)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:43 PM

45. You need to update your joke.

Tony Romo retired, he's a sport announcer now.

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:45 PM

46. Like I said

I don't follow sports.

TlalocW

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Response to tammywammy (Reply #45)

Mon Sep 25, 2017, 11:49 PM

47. He's JUST a Sports Announcer Now...

...But He Seems Pretty Good At Reading A Defense ...From The Booth.

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #44)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:15 PM

50. based on the content of this particular "joke", I doubt you are getting to him much



Did you see that the Redscabs are looking to recruit Troy Aikman? LOL

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 01:35 PM

54. When I am proudly on the side of Jerry Fuckin' Jones

and his team of star-brandishing hooligans, you know Trump has made 2017 the most surreal year in American history... I have no doubt that 2018 will bring UFOs or some other crazy shit.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 02:18 PM

56. Why play the Anthem at all?

Why do we play the anthem before each and every formal sporting event in this country? I can see why we do that for something like the Olympics that has a nationalistic theme, but for football, baseball and all the rest?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:37 PM

57. Hate to say to Frum, I told you so, but.... (and Jones & Cowboys are died in wool REDS!) nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:20 PM

60. Oops, I'm a week late. Thought this was about today's game. (10/1)

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Oct 1, 2017, 03:22 PM

61. Great evolution to the protest.

 

The initial act offended many and got a lot of attention. Kap stood his ground and clearly stated what he was protesting. Now the offense is taken away and they are acts of solidarity behind the true issue.

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