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Thread: Pence walks out on NFL. PR stunt costs taxpayers $250,000

  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    If he'd stayed for the game would it have been $250,000 well spent?
    He wouldn’t have. As is clear from the article, his tweets and Trumps tweets it was a planned stunt

  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Because only one of those parties was openly disrespecting flag and country?

    Just spitballin'....
    Do you know where the idea of kneeling instead of sitting came from?

    So you are more concerned with disrespect to the flag then unnecessary deaths at the hands of police.
    Sounds logical.

  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Do you know where the idea of kneeling instead of sitting came from?

    So you are more concerned with disrespect to the flag then unnecessary deaths at the hands of police.
    Sounds logical.
    What have they accomplished? Besides badly tarnishing the image of NFL, pissing a ton of people off and making ratings plunge, I mean...
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    What have they accomplished? Besides badly tarnishing the image of NFL, pissing a ton of people off and making ratings plunge, I mean...
    Again. Prioritizing trivial things over lives.

    The country is now forced to discuss the issue no matter how uncomfortable it obviously makes people. To the point where they still won’t discuss it and say the issue is the flag not the police violence.

  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    Again. Prioritizing trivial things over lives.

    The country is now forced to discuss the issue no matter how uncomfortable it obviously makes people. To the point where they still won’t discuss it and say the issue is the flag not the police violence.
    What have they accomplished?

    Don't commit crimes, don't get shot.
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Gurps-------get a job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    What have they accomplished? Besides badly tarnishing the image of NFL, pissing a ton of people off and making ratings plunge, I mean...
    Well, there is that lol
    Its a shame youth is wasted on young people

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxter View Post
    Gurps-------get a job
    I have a JOB Thanks ...
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapidus View Post
    He wouldn’t have. As is clear from the article, his tweets and Trumps tweets it was a planned stunt
    Way to avoid the question, irrelevant as always.
    ‎"I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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    Online Media Ridicule Pence for Leaving NFL Game After Anthem Protests


    Deadspin is a vulgar blog which once called Pence "an f------ joke," and today Lauren Theisen called him a "fragile stooge" and a "a cauliflower" who "walked out of today’s 49ers-Colts game, because the players supposedly disrespected the troops during the rote nationalistic pre-game ceremony."

    Theisen said, "While national anthem demonstrations have been intended to protest police violence, which disproportionately affects black Americans ....
    well that has been proven to be a bald faced lie ..............


    ..... Pence has said that there is “too much of this talk of institutional bias or racism in law enforcement.” Then Theisen issued an update claiming: "Donald Trump, who was probably feeling cranky that his VP was getting more attention than him, claims that actually, this was his idea, and he told Pence to leave the football game if any players kneeled for the anthem. Is this more or less childish if it were true?"
    Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
    - Robert J. Hanlon.

    “There is a deeply anti-democratic undercurrent to much of the criticism of the new president, borne aloft by an assumption that democracy is too important to be left to the voters.”

    And if a statue can oppress you, then I submit that you have greater issues. - A West.

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