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Tue Sep 26, 2017, 02:55 PM

 

'I threw them under the bus unintentionally' Villanueva speaks about Sunday's National Anthem

http://www.wtae.com/article/i-threw-them-under-the-bus-unintentionally-villanueva-speaks-about-sunday-s-national-anthem/12468596

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Reply 'I threw them under the bus unintentionally' Villanueva speaks about Sunday's National Anthem (Original post)
Weekend Warrior Sep 2017 OP
Algernon Moncrieff Sep 2017 #1
ileus Sep 2017 #2
ProfessorGAC Sep 2017 #3
LanternWaste Sep 2017 #4
ProfessorGAC Sep 2017 #5
madinmaryland Sep 2017 #6
Weekend Warrior Sep 2017 #7

Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:07 PM

1. He's a Ranger. I get it.

I don't think he meant harm to his teammates, and I don't think he was staging a counter protest.

A flag flies in front of my home, 24/7 and I do stand for the national anthem. I stand because the flag stands for the Constitution, which is what our troops actually swear to defend.

The Constitution gives football players the right to kneel, just like it gives white supremacists the right to march around holding tiki torches. As long as you are peaceful and not advocating violent overthrow, you enjoy that right.

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Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:09 PM

2. He was doing what is right for him...

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Response to Weekend Warrior (Original post)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:12 PM

3. The West Pointer Didn't Think His Actions Through?

I can't see how he did. He had to know it would make his teammates look bad while given the meatballs the chance to see him as a hero.

I find it impossible that a 4 year college grad with a hitch in the Army as an officer would not have deduced that outcome.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 03:33 PM

4. It can be easy to overlook the small things.

It can be easy to overlook the small things.

For example, misuse of the word "given" rather than "giving", while inconsequential and benign-- a mere oversight one might say, illustrates that while we're focused on A, B often takes the lion's share of our mistakes.

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 05:47 PM

5. Pedantic Nonsense

As usual!

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:11 PM

6. Grammar Natsi!!





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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 26, 2017, 06:24 PM

7. You illustrate an important point...

 

In a lighthearted manner. Well done.

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