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closeupready

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11. I don't think it was dumb; I think it was thoughtful, and certainly bold.
Mon Oct 10, 2016, 01:36 PM
Oct 2016

It would have been dumb if the objective were to please fans; but obviously, the objective was to express opposition to the status quo, i.e., he did something that pissed most people off.

Was it disrespectful? Yes, but again, that was the point.

She lost me on this. geardaddy Oct 2016 #1
She has me even more. it's easy to defend speech you agree with. msanthrope Oct 2016 #5
She defends the rights of them to do this oberliner Oct 2016 #12
I agree with her on the "not arresting" them stuff. geardaddy Oct 2016 #20
Protests should bring reform Roy Rolling Oct 2016 #24
Fuck patriotism. ronnie624 Oct 2016 #30
Jingoism (the name for the brand of patriotism pushed by the right) is stupid. BlueEye Oct 2016 #45
More than anything, ronnie624 Oct 2016 #48
Check out the HBO Real Sports on Kaep and history of wartime flag ceremonies at sporting events. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #52
That is actually quite interesting, I will have to check it out. BlueEye Oct 2016 #65
Just imagine the shitstorm MicaelS Oct 2016 #32
Me too... Hachetman Oct 2016 #16
I'm sure she's real broke up by that. Loki Liesmith Oct 2016 #27
Whatever. I still like her and support her. geardaddy Oct 2016 #28
Why? nini Oct 2016 #63
I realize that now. I misread the post. geardaddy Oct 2016 #64
cool nini Oct 2016 #66
I respectfully disagree with The Honorable Justice Ginsburg Buzz Clik Oct 2016 #2
lol - None of the hypocrites even know the lyrics. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #53
"Dave Matthews Band in the late 60s" ? mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2016 #54
I'm mixing up the name of the artist. It was in the HBO Real Sports story on the anthem protest. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #55
Didn't see that. I can't recall the incident. I'll delete my posts if you can mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2016 #56
No need to delete. I couldn't find, but it's in the Real Sports flag episode. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #57
I never knew about that racist verse GummyBearz Oct 2016 #68
She thinks it's stupid, but she doesn't try to impose her views on all Americans Democat Oct 2016 #3
I respect the Justice but's she's out of touch on this issue. brush Oct 2016 #31
She treads heavily; but it's the truth. forest444 Oct 2016 #4
That is exactly how the "leaders" responded to the Civil Rights protests in the 1960s. nt tblue37 Oct 2016 #42
I hear you. forest444 Oct 2016 #43
I don't agree. Like all such movements, it starts small, then spreads. One excellent consequence tblue37 Oct 2016 #49
I hope you're right. forest444 Oct 2016 #50
I think you're wrong in saying it does nothing. The protests have got the country's attention . . . brush Oct 2016 #67
it's easy to defend speech you like. msanthrope Oct 2016 #6
She defends their rights oberliner Oct 2016 #13
Name calling! atreides1 Oct 2016 #7
Reading comprehension fail NobodyHere Oct 2016 #9
Donald Trump is exercising his rights to be a sexist asshole Democat Oct 2016 #14
Sure, they can be. MicaelS Oct 2016 #33
White privilege is dumb and disrespectful. GeorgeGist Oct 2016 #8
Anyone who disagrees with your personal opinion is a racist? Democat Oct 2016 #15
Clearly not was said -nt Bradical79 Oct 2016 #46
Its also the convenient excuse-du-jour 7962 Oct 2016 #18
I don't think it was dumb; I think it was thoughtful, and certainly bold. closeupready Oct 2016 #11
It's so stupid ... aggiesal Oct 2016 #17
We are having the conversation about the protest itself ripcord Oct 2016 #37
Agree. deathrind Oct 2016 #19
Such as? kristopher Oct 2016 #23
Since there... deathrind Oct 2016 #29
I think it's a great way to protest. Ilsa Oct 2016 #21
An excellent clock can be wrong once a day, I guess... anoNY42 Oct 2016 #22
It's "dumb and disrespectful" for the . . FairWinds Oct 2016 #25
It's dumb and disrespectful to the SSB to play it at sporting events. malachi Oct 2016 #26
And "God Bless America" is blasphemous to certain religious (and non-religious) groups. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #61
"Yahoo’s Katie Couric asked if she believed their actions were “within their rights” to exercise." MadDAsHell Oct 2016 #34
Lots of dumb people demanded Kaepernick's arrest and imprisonment. closeupready Oct 2016 #38
The press's job isn't to "educate" people on what they should or shouldn't think though. MadDAsHell Oct 2016 #40
The headline is sensational enough for me. nt Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #58
I totally agree pintobean Oct 2016 #35
I agree with her. She says no they should not be arrested but I personally think the OregonBlue Oct 2016 #36
She shows her wisdom once again. ileus Oct 2016 #39
Sorry, RBG. I love ya, but you need to check your white privilege here. tblue37 Oct 2016 #41
Why even have the national anthem before a sporting event? Does the NYSE stand for the anthem.... xocet Oct 2016 #44
No, they make people stand to honor cartoon characters and washed-up celebrities. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #60
Actually it isn't "within their rights" as the NFL is a private organization... PoliticAverse Oct 2016 #51
There's been court rulings on loyalty oaths in workplace. Flag ceremony is often military-sponsored. Leopolds Ghost Oct 2016 #59
I really like RBG but I disagree with her on this. leftyladyfrommo Oct 2016 #69
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