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Union leader files charges saying Jerry Jones violated Federal Law with anthem ban



Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly threatened to bench players that opt to kneel when the anthem is played at the beginning of the games. “If we are disrespecting the flag then we won't play. Period,” he told the news media after Sunday’s game. “We're going to respect the flag.”

That’s a violation of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935, according to the Local 100 United Labor Unions, which represents workers in the southeastern states of Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

On Tuesday, the group filed a charge with the Fort Worth office of the National Labor Relations Board, saying Jones’ public statements attempt to threaten, coerce and intimidate team members.

“The law is the law. And it’s against the law to threaten someone’s job,” said chief organizer, Wade Rathke. “Mr. Jones is way, way, way out of line here. And he needs to get back in his lane.”


"We were just very offended that someone could so brazenly attempt to take away workers rights and with impunity threaten jobs. That's just offensive to any American."

OK so I just did this

First I went over to the Dallas Cowboy's site and on their "Contact" page I gave them a bit of my mind. I told them how racist it is to take away their players' 1st amendment rights to protest the police brutality that they face every day and that they need to learn about systemic racism and racial profiling

After I clicked "submit" I came upon a page where you could ask for donations from the Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation explained below

The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation and the Dallas Cowboys are happy to review in-kind donation requests from 501c3 non-profit organizations holding auction or raffle fundraisers when provided at least an eight (8) week notice of the scheduled fundraising event. To be considered for a donation, please submit a request using the system below.

So I submitted a request. I initially just said I wanted them to make a donation to the ACLU but they wanted detail and a type of fundraiser so I just winged it

I would like you to have a big benefit gala to raise money for the ACLU. And I would like you to have someone from the ACLU speak at the Gala about systemic racism in our country. You obviously need to learn about this and you need to make amends to your black employees for suggesting that their civil rights are not as important as your personal beliefs. You are taking away their right to protest against police brutality that they routinely experience. Your behavior has been unethical and insensitive and you need to make amends

The name of my organization is: A private citizen with a message

I'm sure there won't be a gala to raise money for the ACLU coming soon but maybe they'll get a message and donate some money. Jerry Jone's net worth is 5.6 billion. He can surely spare some. And if not I've had my say with them - twice

Best video you will ever see

It's on someone's FB page so I'll just post that link. It is the first post but you have to scroll a little.


So Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance dropped case against Trump kids after a big donation

ALBANY - A state assemblyman wants state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to investigate Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's decision to drop a case against two of President Trump's kids.

Vance received a $31,000 donation from Trump's personal lawyer in 2013 after deciding not to prosecute Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Vance in 2010 began looking into whether Trump’s kids misled prospective buyers in a failed Manhattan Trump Soho project, but ultimately dropped the case over the objections of his investigators, according to a report by WNYC, ProPublica, and The New Yorker.

In a letter calling for Schneiderman to investigate the matter, Assemblyman Dan Quart (D-Manhattan) said “a district attorney must not only adhere to the laws that govern public officials, but be held to a higher standard.”



I wish this will be the topic of the next protest of Trump + Trump Jr. + Ivanka

I just remembered something

Trump pledged 1 million to help hurricane victims.

I would love someone to ask Sarah Sanders about it

Time to spread the horribleness of Roy Moore around and get our Dem in office

Video at link: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/21/politics/kfile-roy-moore-homosexuality-illegal/index.html

Senate candidate Roy Moore in 2005: 'Homosexual conduct should be illegal'

Moore has been a staunch opponent of LGBT rights throughout his career. Last September he was suspended from Alabama's Supreme Court for failing to comply with the Federal Supreme Court's ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide. In 2014, Moore wrote letters to all 50 state governors calling on them to convene a constitutional convention to ban gay marriage.

CNN has also reported that Moore repeatedly appeared on a radio show hosted by a pastor who preaches the death penalty for homosexuality.

Later in the interview, when Press asked why the government should ban what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes, Moore compared gay sex to bestiality.

"Stand for what" Nick Cannon's rap is amazing


I would love to see something like #GOPhaveBlackHearts trend on Twitter

I would really like to see something that would show regular folks that members of the GOP really do have black hearts. I realize there are some that don't fit the bill but they are few and far between.

They think nothing of taking away health care for millions of people just so they can get their support from their donors. That is not just a group of bad people, that is a group of sociopaths with no discernable empathy.

I know that studies show the CEO's have the highest number of sociopaths in their subset but politicians have high numbers too. I bet if they only counted Republican politicians the number would be as high as the CEO number

So if people with high numbers of followers want to start a hashtag I'll gladly follow it and retweet it.

(I'd like to see a hashtag like that combined with #Christians since these people seem to be completely clueless and they erroneously trust phony's like Pence who proclaim they are Christians just to gain their votes)

So my refrigerator sat for 8 days without power. I threw out a bunch of rotting food

And now it seems as if I can't get the smell out and it seems as if it is coming from behind the back of the freezer. I always used to get some gnats in the refrigerator which I just accepted as part of Florida but there was an awful lot of them in there when I began to clean it out.

I kind of fear putting food in there now and wonder if I should invest in a new refrigerator. I remember this happening to my mother's refrigerator a few years ago when they were gone for about 3 months and it lost power for at least several days and she ended up getting a new one.


An update on my Mom who fell outside Germain Arena Saturday morning.


She fell, most likely from standing in the heat for over 3 hours and had to go into emergency surgery to stop bleeding inside her cranial walls.

So after 2 days they have taken her off the sedation medication and she is waking up very well. She is still intibated so can't talk but she has looked at me in the eyes and seems to know it is me. She has also been able to follow some commands from the nurse. The doctor thinks she is doing really well.

Thank you all so much for the well wishes, thoughts and prayers.

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