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Mike Pence’s NFL Walkout Was a Cheap, Transparent Stunt (at a cost to the taxpayer)

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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: network dude

It's not politics for a guy like Anquan Boldin...




posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 05:37 PM
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a reply to: luthier

He seems like hes got the right idea. Good for him.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Southern Guardian

Funny how liberals all of a sudden care about spending,when it was last thing o mind during Obama admin,evidently liberals can't be taught manners,and have to use extremes against them,like that fly you can't swat


To the contrary. President Obama and before him President Clinton both reduced the rate of spending. It was Bush's two wars and economic collapse and Trumps free wheeling with American Tax dollars that are off the charts.

Fiscal Conservatives are two completely different things now.

It is the irony of the GOP constantly bitching about spending when it is Democrats that clean up their mess on a regular basis.

But hey, the GOP doesn't even bitch about it anymore, they have gone full trump with the spending spree.

Mnuchin, Price and Pence flying everywhere on private jets and airforce 1&2..atending family events, taking the wives shopping.
Trump spending more by years end on travel and SS Protection than Obama did in 8 years?
Why the hell not, it is OTHER PEOPLES MONEY. I think Trump has a whole chapter in one of his books on how to spend other peoples money? Unfortunate it is OUR money in this scenario.

The most embarrassing part of it all is how quickly right-wingers come to defend the spending of their own tax dollars now they have their own personal orange oaf in the white house. Donnie sure played the right wing perfectly. He will milk it for every penny he can steal!
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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 05:56 PM
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YEP!!!!!! This is some STRAIGHT BULL!!!!!! PANTY-WASTE!!!!! What a loser. All that $ completely & totally wasted, and for what?? For what, Seriously?! To get a "Trump Trademarked" thumbs up & be told how wonderful & magnificent he is?? If this Administrations skin is that thin then A: Their totally in the wrong business & B: Need to permanently remove themselves from society because everyone else's opinions and beliefs prove too much for these simpletons to handle if it isn't the same as theirs. Shameful & embarrassing behavior of any adult, not to mention CLOSE MINDED!



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: network dude

Malcom Jenkins, Chris Long, it goes on and on. A few NFL naive folks does not mean the "NFL protests" are all the same.

Or that we don't have a serious criminal injustice problem for every race. The blacks have been used for propaganda since Johnson and have payed the price but it's all of us being harassed, including the police. For 37k(Atlanta starting pay in bad area) a year and no maintenance training or fitness standards it's a terrible situation for everyone involved.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Bill O'Reilly would tell you to stop your spinning.

You have literally twisted the meaning of what TRUMp and PENCE did concerning the disrespect given to the American flag, soldiers dying for us,etc..... and you put this type of spin on it?

Folks ...... this is real.....here we have a close look at the twisted mind.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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originally posted by: DeathSlayer
a reply to: Southern Guardian

Bill O'Reilly would tell you to stop your spinning.

You have literally twisted the meaning of what TRUMp and PENCE did concerning the disrespect given to the American flag, soldiers dying for us,etc..... and you put this type of spin on it?

Folks ...... this is real.....here we have a close look at the twisted mind.



Yeah Bill O Reilly. A great role model.

Trump takes a dump on the flag with every public vulgar and childish comment he makes on twitter.

Can't wait till the Smithsonian covers them.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:25 PM
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Pence's actions weren't any more fake and staged than the players kneeling for the National Anthem. Both sides are, and have been, disingenuous throughout all of this. Both sides have no other catalyst than to make themselves bigger than whatever cause they claim to be representing. It is shameless self promotion. And really, what causes are they "representing" anymore? Does it matter?

Until they back up their hollow gestures with actions (which NEITHER side has) it's all just empty grandstanding and just makes ALL of them look stupid.

Free speech gives them the right to protest however they want in this country, but I'm not even sure what the purpose of all of this is anymore. One thing I DO know is pissing off the hearts and minds you absolutely need to win in order to affect the change that you seek is not the answer. None of this has been the best way to address the respective cause for either side.

All it has served to do is to divide. Very sad the state of this country right now. Just a very dumbed down population. The once greater intellectual side of us has been reduced to ashes, as evidenced by moments such as what happened in Indianapolis yesterday.
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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer


Bill O'Reilly would tell you to stop your spinning.



Or he would say something like suck my *** or you are fired!

Either or. Pond, pool, pond is good for you.

Why did O'Reilly get fired again and why should anyone care about what he would say about an ATS post?


You have literally twisted the meaning of what TRUMp and PENCE did concerning the disrespect.




Not sure you know what "literally" means.

Like, Mike Pence LITERALLY Spent 250K of our money for a political stunt that Trump has now bragged he planned in advance.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

So wait ...

The players can protest all they want because they have free speech, but the vice president forfeits that right now?



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:27 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Southern Guardian

So wait ...

The players can protest all they want because they have free speech, but the vice president forfeits that right now?


Oh, I don't give a sh*& what pence does. He can protest however he likes, as long as his political stunts are not being funded by taxpayers.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan


Lets be honest here....how long has it been since this country has even remotely resembled what the American flag is supposed to actually stand for? You know, those ideals we hold so high in moments of Exceptionalistic Ruminations?

"United We Stand"....i've only seen that once, after 9/11, and it allowed our government to bend us over real nicely.
"Land of the Free"...yeah, if you ignore our prisons
"The American Dream".....how many people actually dream vs having nightmares? Our economy looks every bit as ugly as our dollar

I love America when its not a rambling, raging drunk.


There are 1000s of sports games every week where everyone stands, takes their hats off and pay respect...1000s... no grand standing no protests.

In my 28+ years in the military every day at 1700 the flag was lowered and all outside stopped and saluted, everyone, everyday....

The vast majority of America works hard, take care of their families, and get the job done...the vast majority...

A huge amount of what we debate here, see on TV, listen to on talk radio, read/watch on the internet has almost no influence in the vast majority of American lives, so the rambling, raging drunk we seem to see everywhere is like looking at a small insect under magnifying glass and seeing an elephant.



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posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

In the stands there are untold numbers of people who don't stand. Depending on my mood, i can sometimes be one. Well...less "mood" and more my physical condition at the time. But still...people shouldn't feel like 1000 eyes are on their every move, and that any minor indiscretion will be snapped onto Twitter with a 160 character tirade on your character.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:48 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Southern Guardian

So wait ...

The players can protest all they want because they have free speech, but the vice president forfeits that right now?


Yes.

In some folks eyes, they don't have the same rights.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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originally posted by: soberbacchus

originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Southern Guardian

So wait ...

The players can protest all they want because they have free speech, but the vice president forfeits that right now?


Oh, I don't give a sh*& what pence does. He can protest however he likes, as long as his political stunts are not being funded by taxpayers.


In other words, no he can't because if he goes somewhere, he better shut up and sit there or else you'll deem him to have wasted money.

Gotcha.




posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:50 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

The vice president of the US hopefully is still a more powerfully and influential force in America, well hopefully. And included in the rules are things that recognize the danger of political subversive means.

Of course that's all bull and everyone does it.

Just know your defending the same thing you complain about.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: 3daysgone

The only reason he went was so he could get up and leave.
Trump made his little lap dog sit up and roll over. Ain't he cute?


He would have stayed if they would not have protested through the national anthem. He is the vice President after all.
Your just being silly again, Silly.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

When the rituals are forced and more powerful than the understanding society has with one another.

Things are broken.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:53 PM
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You could also argue that hillary having a press conference to rail about another gun grab opportunity is just as bad. She also has secret service protecting here on the tax payers dollar.



posted on Oct, 9 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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Exactly. Those are the disgusting truths.

The problem is when you find your self defending a dirty player against your enemy dirty player.

Often the enemy dirty player scarred you first you either decide to be the opposite or you switch parties later and over look your own demons.

Point should be call them all out.



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