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The Solution

In August 2016 San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick became so fed up with racial oppression that he decided to use his status as a football player to make a statement.  He made that statement by kneeling during the National Anthem.

As Kaepernick said via

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.  To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The season went on.  Kaepernick kept kneeling, often joined by teammates.  Athletes from other sports also took a knee in support of Kaepernick.  Some spoke out against his kneeling.  Which is their right to do, just as it was Kaepernick’s right to kneel in protest.

Fast forward to NFL season 2017.  Kaepernick is no longer a member of the 49ers.  He cannot land a gig anywhere in the NFL.  Many feel it is because of his protesting.  Although I cannot disagree that may be one of the reasons, I feel in looking at his stats it is not the only reason.  But I digress…

As a nation we’ve gone from having a level-headed President to having an asshole who likes to talk out of his ass.  And out of his fingers.  Although Kaepernick is not playing football this year, there are still football players who are kneeling during the National Anthem.  Which is their right to do.  Because of this the asshole who likes to talk out of his ass and out of his fingers decided to refer to NFL players as “sons-of-bitches” and said that the owners should fire these players for not standing during the National Anthem.  He said this during a televised speech.

Well, rightfully so, this pissed off the entire NFL.  And there are a lot of players in the NFL.  Now their protests, greater in size, not only became about racial oppression but also derogatory statements from an asshole.  For some it may have just been about the derogatory statements.  But that’s what you get when you have a moronic child asshole who likes to call names.

Several weeks have passed since that nonsense speech.  Many destructive hurricanes have come and gone.  One has completely demolished Puerto Rico, a place that needs the help of a level-headed President.  Not an asshole who’s biggest aid to them was tossing paper towels in the air.  And yet, with all the destruction and assistance that is needed, not to mention massacres happening in Las Vegas, what remains this asshole’s biggest concern?  Players in the NFL kneeling.  In fact, it’s such a big concern to him he’s decided to play a little game with all of us.  He sent his head asshole minion into a football stadium, at our expense, then had him leave because some football players kneeled.  Then asshole and his asshole minion tweeted about it.  He did this to see if anyone would notice.  We noticed alright.  And had a good laugh over the three-year-old picture.  We’re also quite pissed about our money being wasted for childish games.

As for Jerry Jones threatening to bench any Dallas Cowboy who kneels, I hope the ENTIRE FUCKING TEAM KNEELS!  I wonder how he’d like it if he had to forfeit a game because of a decision he made?  He may own the team, but they can break him.  He should be kissing the blue and silver asses of each of those players.

So here’s the problem:  we have people who want to kneel in protest, which is their right.  We have people who condemn their kneeling, which is also their right.  Then we have an asshole who is–I dunno–just an asshole, I guess.  He’s just there taking up space, waiting for an impeachment or sudden death, whichever comes first…

But I think I finally got it. The best solution to the whole kneeling NFL thing.  It’s very simple: don’t play the goddamn National Anthem. There. Everybody wins.

Then football players won’t have to kneel. ASSHOLE and company can stop whining, wasting our money and playing childish games. They can stop referring to athletes as SOBs as well. People can stop berating each other.

When it comes down to it, everyone is arguing over a fucking song, a flag and what you do while someone is singing the song. It’s ludicrous.

Those who have never, don’t want to or can’t stand for the National Anthem won’t have to worry they will be bullied for their decision or for something they can’t do or don’t believe in.

If you are one who isn’t even in the stadium when the song is played or if you’re still getting your beer, you won’t have to worry about being ridiculed because you weren’t there holding a cold one in one hand and putting your other hand over your heart.

If ALL Americans can’t honor their country any way they wish, because SOME people don’t like or agree with the way they are doing it, then NOBODY should be able to do it.

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

This is America. Until it turns into Nazi Germany nobody, especially the ASSHOLE that “leads” us or his cronies, has the right to tell another American how they should or shouldn’t honor their country.

Having the choice to honor or not honor the country or whatever we wish is a part of what being an American is all about.

If you don’t get that, then how can you call yourself an American?


This is President Obama’s reaction to Kaepernick’s kneeling when it first began:


This is ASSHOLE’S tweet demanding that NFL players stand.  The reason why many DIDN’T stand was not out of disrespect for the flag or the country, but out of disrespect for HIM! You call people sons-of-bitches, what would you expect them to do?



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