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Post Re: Taking a Knee
on: January 6, 2018, 09:02
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Breitbart has an article by Daniel Leberfeld that says “Safe to come back to NFL, no kneelers made the playoffs.” Most of the commenters to the article are of the mindset, “I hope the ratings continue to crater.”

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Post Re: Taking a Knee
on: January 6, 2018, 09:28
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The problem is that the kneelers were still kneeling. If the problem is simply watching the kneelers, and it doesn't matter if they happen elsewhere, then the Breitbart article is right. But if the problem is the politics of the NFL and ESPN as demonstrated by the kneelers and their acceptance by the relevant authorities, then nothing has changed.

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Post Re: Taking a Knee
on: January 6, 2018, 09:43
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Daniel Leberfeld that says “Safe to come back to NFL, no kneelers made the playoffs.”

Thanks like covering a pimple with makeup and saying it is healed. What a putz.

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on: January 6, 2018, 10:19
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It's human nature, Mr. Kung. When it comes down to it, only God Almighty himself believes in eternal truths. For the rest of us, our values are negotiable. But I'll not watch these a-holes on TV anytime soon.

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Post Re: Taking a Knee
on: January 6, 2018, 10:54
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Neither will I, of course, but then, I don't watch football (either college or professional). Good thing this disease hasn't spread to MLB. (Except for one Oakland player, and he may have done it only once. I don't root for Oakland anyway.)

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Post Re: Taking a Knee
on: January 9, 2018, 10:59
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My older brother came by last Saturday. He wanted to watch one of the playoff games so I did sit down and watch some NFL football. We saw the comeback of some team over the other. I’ve already forgotten. What occurred to me is that I don’t miss it. It’s just completely mindless distraction. A waste of time. I have no desire to get caught up in these artificial dramas.

And a real shame the kneeling Seahawks missed the playoffs. Even those who don’t have such a sore spot because of the kneeling recognize that this is a particularly bad set of characters outside of a few good ones such as Russell Wilson.

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Post Re: Taking a Knee
on: January 9, 2018, 11:20
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Apparently the kneelers didn't make it into the post-season. There seems to have been quite a lot of karma this season.

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on: January 11, 2018, 14:54
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Mark Steyn has an obituary for Milton J. Rosenberg, polymath and noted interviewer of authors. It seems his attitude towards modern pop culture was one people here would appreciate. The link is:

https://www.steynonline.com/8381/the-pleasure-of-his-company

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