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Jets Fan Who Stands For National Anthem Sits On American Flag

And he drinks beer with a straw!

THIS man at Sunday’s Patriots-Jets game respects the United States and its national anthem so much that he turned the country’s flag into a picnic blanket. Reader Marshall spotted the patriot, who is better than all of us, at the Jets’ stadium.

A little more detail:

Basically, me and my friend were walking around the stadium sometime during the 3rd quarter. There is a huge tv screen by the food carts right inside the stadium where people gather to watch. We went over there to check it out and we saw him spread the flag out and sit down.

I thought it was too ironic so I snagged a picture. He sat on it for a few minutes before leaving.

A true American.


Today or tomorrow? And exactly how many weeks ago were they KIA?

When reporters followed up on Trump’s claim that Obama never made those difficult phone calls, Trump responded “President Obama, I think, probably did sometimes, and maybe sometimes he didn't, I don't know, that's what I was told.”




For context: Trump was golfing on the day the body of one of the soldiers killed in Niger returned to Dover

Someone, please explain: That hand-lock between Trump and McConnell


Obama visited wounded troops at Walter Reed so often-Hawks worried it was making him too anti-war!

Obama’s Sacred Duty: Visiting the Wounded at Walter Reed


“Every time I visit Walter Reed, every time I visit Bethesda, I’m reminded of the wages of war,” Mr. Obama said at Fort Campbell, Ky., in 2011.

Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, wrote in his memoir “Duty” that seeing the wounded and attending funerals took such an emotional toll that he had to resign. Critics see another effect. Over the course of his presidency, Mr. Obama has become increasingly unwilling to commit troops to wars in places like Libya, Syria and Iraq.

Eliot A. Cohen, an official in the George W. Bush administration who is now a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, said that Mr. Obama’s trips to Walter Reed may have been the reason, and that future presidents should avoid such visits.

“A president has to be psychologically prepared to send people into harm’s way and to get a good night’s sleep,”
Mr. Cohen said. “And anything they do that might cripple them that way means they’re not doing their job.”

Mr. Obama has rejected such criticism, saying his rounds at Walter Reed have highlighted the risks of war but have not stopped him from ordering troops into battle when needed.


Proof you CAN'T kiss the president's ass and tweet at the same time:


"You shouldn't even mention it"


The more I learn about Ivanka.....


Charles Blow/NYT: "Trump can't hold a candle to Obama-so he's taking a tiki torch to Obamas legacy"

Trump, Chieftain of Spite
Charles M. Blow OCT. 15, 2017

It must be cold and miserable standing in the shadow of someone greater and smarter, more loved and more admired. It must be infuriating to have risen on the wings of your derision of that person’s every decision, and even his very existence, and yet not be able to measure up — in either stratagem or efficacy — when you sit where that person once sat.


This is the existence of Donald Trump in the wake of President Barack Obama. Trump can’t hold a candle to Obama, so he’s taking a tiki torch to Obama’s legacy. Trump can’t get his bad ideas through Congress, but he can use the power of the presidency to sabotage or even sink Obama’s signature deeds.

In fact, if there’s a defining feature of Trump as “president,” is that in all ways he is the anti-Obama — not only on policy but also on matters of propriety and polish. While Obama was erudite, Trump is ignorant. Obama was civil, Trump is churlish. Obama was tactful, Trump is tacky.

There is a thing present in Obama and absent from Trump that no amount of money or power can alter: a sense of elegant intellectualism and taste.



SF Chronicle: Devastated California awaits your leadership, Mr. President. Tweet up, if you care.

As raging wildfires devour the lives, homes and dreams of Californians in an unprecedented scale, one voice has been conspicuously mute through day after day of crisis: President Trump.

This is not a man who is reticent to let Americans know what is foremost on his mind.


Yet Trump has offered no more than a few perfunctory words about the Wine Country fires that have left at least 40 dead, consumed thousands of structures and stretched the physical and mental mettle of the dedicated firefighters and medical professionals to the edge of exhaustion.

That’s it? No talk of visiting California? No expressions of appreciation for the first responders? No condolences for those who lost their lives, or the many more who lost their homes? No recognition or pledges of federal support for the monumental task of rebuilding the neighborhoods and business that were devoured in the fire?


So how can it be that the loss of 40 human beings on American soil did not merit a single tweet? The most forgiving interpretation would be that Trump, along with the cable networks that seem to attract his laser focus and have not made this a huge story, have a case of disaster fatigue. Perhaps the problem is that he hasn’t been blasted for his underwhelming response:There is no surer way to provoke him to his phone. The most cynical speculation would be that he could not care less about a state that despises him like no other.

Devastated California awaits your leadership, Mr. President. Tweet up, if you care.


Colin Kaepernick has reportedly filed a grievance against NFL owners for collusion.

After remaining unsigned through six weeks of the 2017 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick claims the league is participating in collusion.

According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has filed a grievance against the owners for collusion under the latest collective bargaining agreement.

Per Freeman, Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos to help him in the legal situation.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also reported the quarterback's plan to file a grievance.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract at the conclusion of last season with the expectation he would find a new landing spot but has not gotten a new deal and has received surprisingly little interest compared to how well he played last season. He finished the year with 16 touchdowns and only four interceptions in 12 games.


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