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The NFL , NBA etc.is teaching your kids to not appreciate America ?

  1. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 7 months ago

    Saw this title in a headline this morning , got me to thinking , what kid doesn't love the NFL image , the NBA , the base ball leagues ? Want your seven year old learning from such entitled fools ?

    1. colorfulone profile image83
      colorfuloneposted 7 months agoin reply to this
      1. ahorseback profile image76
        ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Listened to a few positive motivational speakers in my life ,  too bad that our young are not getting that , without the face-book style BS politics from the teachers , coaches and social media in their face each day.    Kids only know and learn what's in front of their eye's , too many parents don't care , too many schools have the pre-requisite  liberal agenda .

        Their not getting taught enough positive reinforcement .

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Appreciation does not extend to 'kissing someone butt", Ahorseback. These are men, not gladiators, who have opinions of their own, and if the NBA or NFL does not like that, perhaps they can find some other men that will 'toe the line'.

      1. ahorseback profile image76
        ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Anything for your platform of P.C., for the cause of free speech huh , not matter how  biased or inaccurate the message , no matter how it effects little minds . Oh  Well ,small minded delivery small minded reception .

        And small minded support.

      2. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Trump supporters get all a-twittered when their man-child's fee-fees are hurt.  It's like their response is on auto-pilot.  Trump pushes the tweet button, his loyal followers jump into whatever childish drama is instigated by the offended man-toddler, always on his "side" and loudly proclaiming those who roll their eyes at Mr. Insecure's need for undying love and approval are somehow anti-American.

        So predictable, and he's only been president 11 months.  I'd be curious to know how many of these meaningless dramas have unfolded during that time?  It's ridiculous.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          ??  Have to wonder where this came from: people were upset about the disrespect being shown long before Trump said anything.  Before Trump was elected, before anyone had heard much at all about him.  Truly, it cannot be a political thing by the degenerates that voted Trump - I kind of think it has far more to do with love of country and patriotism.

          1. colorfulone profile image83
            colorfuloneposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            I read the Colin Kaepernick has been blackballed from the NFL.

        2. ahorseback profile image76
          ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Seems the he one's who "got all a twiitered" are the minor important , bench sitting  obstructionist's  that have publicly melted down because  someone besides  a hollow empty suit  became the president of America .

          1. PrettyPanther profile image84
            PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            You started a thread about it, didn't you?

            1. ahorseback profile image76
              ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              What about an answer to my OP.?   Better cover the kiddies eyes and ears during the games or that bothers you not ?

              1. PrettyPanther profile image84
                PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Sigh....it bothers me not. My kids are grown, but I always taught them that they would sometimes see and hear things that were disagreeable and that if one has strong core values, one can withstand the inevitable onslaught of unsavory situations that occur in the world. That said, I did protect them as best I could from environments and situations that I thought they weren't ready to navigate. Hearing someone spouting irreverence toward our country is something we all should be ablec to deal with. Free speech and diversity of ideas  are central to what we stand for, after all. That is why it is so disheartening and embarrassing to see our "leader" engaging in low-brow twitter feuds. We're a better nation than that. He is a low man in a high place.

        3. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

          Happy Holidays, Panther

          After checking out the linked article perhaps you will agree with me that predominant segment of conservatives and rightwingers should spend a little time on the psychiatrist's sofa?

          http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opin … story.html

          Check it out, Ahorseback, it seems quite accurate to me since you are the one that brings this up.

          Unfortunately, the article does not speak to the resentment whites feel toward these players as if they are spoiled ingrates. The game has as its part considerable risk of physical injury for the players that they will live with when they are past their prime, while the big shot managers, white, rake in all of the money without comparable skin in the game. Are we getting down to white conservatives concepts of uncertain masculinity and associated insecurity? Don't want to get too touchy for you here. So, they allow these black men this relative "power" as long as they stay on a leash..... Why else would you make such a too-doo over nothing? The article says it does not matter what the men do, kneel, stand, squat, because as long as any indication of solidarity associated with protest is present, it is automatically disrespectful and consequently, controversial.

          Yes, indeed, a visit to shrink could prove most beneficial for America's conservatives...

          I like to think that my kids will be impressed that grown men behave as more than just performing seals, but standing up for what they believe and courageously speaking truth to power. Is Trump getting the message?

          1. ahorseback profile image76
            ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            So many  NFL , NBA get a free ride from freshmen to senior year, the cars , the girls , the cash , the camera's and you truly want me to see them as hero's ,   I remind you , patriotism knows not the skin colors that you use constantly in debate.

            1. Credence2 profile image80
              Credence2posted 7 months agoin reply to this

              But your idea of patriotism and how it is expressed is obviously different from how I see it.

              1. ahorseback profile image76
                ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

                Oh am I supposed to salute  the  NFL now ? I'll hold my hand over my heart during taking a knee for a fifty million dollar contract , I thought liberals hated corporatism .

  2. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 7 months ago

    Interesting this ideology of yours  has trained some that free speech is fine for the most offensive contortions of  said speech but that we somehow  censure it for a president  that you obviously don't like ?   Oh.... the two sides of the coin .

    1. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Free speech means I can criticize the president if I want. No one is stopping him from tweeting. He is stupid to keep doing it in the childish manner he does, but criticism does not equal censorship.

      You didn't have a problem criticizing Obama, did you?

      1. ahorseback profile image76
        ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        It  simply points to the childish criticism from the Never Trump  obstruction , while at the same time blind adoration of celebrities.     I think that what's going on in Hollywood, politics and the media right now just about now say's it all .   Bunch of opposition hypocrites dodging sex assault charges , at the same time condemning Trump  for talking dirty .  No wonder the younger generations are melting down at an election loss.............
        Everyone's somehow offended and yet  no one's learning a thing.
        What ever happened to 'Teach your children well ' ?
        Not your's in particular but all of them .

        1. PrettyPanther profile image84
          PrettyPantherposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          And yet, you started this thread because you are offended. Your president is perpetually offended. The latest being his poor fee-fees are hurt because somebody didn't say "thank you." Well, where I come from, one doesn't do good deeds for the kudos and admiration, and for him to publicly feud about it is just more evidence that he is a low, low man.

          The rest of your replybis so off topic as to be nonsensical.

          1. ahorseback profile image76
            ahorsebackposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            I'm not offended , Nor I suspect is Trump , I don't care about Trumps play in this , We are adults with grown kids but the rest of America should be offended by the stupidity of this media delivery of the sports  celebrities  total lack of any moral or ethical standards.   While soldiers serve in Iraq or wherever ,  these morons in the public eye disrespect everything  they / we stand for. You ever wonder how they feel ? Does patriotism mean anything to them , to the left ?

            Obviously not .

  3. ahorseback profile image76
    ahorsebackposted 7 months ago

    Anyway,  It seems a few here don't mind the brainwashing of their kids ,   I guess I have no right to say that though , it's  no different than in the schools and on campus .
    You have to understand there isn't a liberal subject that actually doesn't- eventually- involve cries of "racism ".

    But yea , taking a knee means you love the country .......?

 
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