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    Trump makes fun of Bob Corker's height today "liddle bob corker"

    It used to be said, anyone can grow up to be President. Nowadays, you don't even have to grow up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    Trump makes fun of Bob Corker's height today "liddle bob corker"

    It used to be said, anyone can grow up to be President. Nowadays, you don't even have to grow up.
    How the fuck does a Cheeto with a comb-over make fun of anyone's appearance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Dinger View Post
    Calling a bunch of black guys illiterate is racist, you're welcome.
    It's racist if I called them illiterate *because* they are black, but I didn't. I guess you just assumed the worst of me, which is pretty shitty.

    As a rule, I think the vast majority of athletes are very stupid people who got lucky that they landed gifted bodies. I've said this for a long time. Your assumption on my part that I think black people are illiterate is extremely uncharitable.

    The sarcastic "you're welcome" at the end like it was obvious is not appreciated either.
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    I consulted my local chapter of BLM, and they agreed that it was not only a microaggression, but a macroaggression. Expect a sit-in in front of your place of work until your employer acquiesces and fires you.

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    You two should meet up and engage in hand to hand combat, then have a beer.
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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    Not that simple in a unionized environment. If the contract covered this type of behaviour, then the Owners can take action without liability concern. Any owner that tries to take action outside of what the contract covers is risking litigation.

    I am sure there have been emails flying back and forth between NFL and player's association brass for the past several weeks.
    Yes, but union protections are quite different from first amendment rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    You two should meet up and engage in hand to hand combat, then have a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick_Pole View Post
    Mr. DP...been meaning to ask you about this. You once espoused a theory OTB that Trump might be the one guy, given his unique positioning, who could actually get something done on responsible gun control measures. LV provides the impetus for some moves like that. Do you think it still might happen? I am hugely skeptical. I don't know even if they will touch bump stocks. NRA railing against it now after some initial reporting they were open to changes on that sliver of action.
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    Trump's existence as POTUS helps keeps balance on this message board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamGreenwood View Post
    Yes, but union protections are quite different from first amendment rights.
    Oh, really? lol

    I was responding to the part of your post about owners firing, fining, or benching players that exercise their 1st amendment rights. Without language in the contract to back it up, any owner that does that will be fucked, and fucked hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    Oh, really? lol

    I was responding to the part of your post about owners firing, fining, or benching players that exercise their 1st amendment rights. Without language in the contract to back it up, any owner that does that will be fucked, and fucked hard.
    Firing or fining, probably. I'm not sure how benching them would cause the owner any legal issues though. The players are still being paid. I assume there's nothing in the contracts that say they HAVE to play in the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Firing or fining, probably. I'm not sure how benching them would cause the owner any legal issues though. The players are still being paid. I assume there's nothing in the contracts that say they HAVE to play in the games.
    True unless it can be shown under the balance of probabilities test of civil disputes that the benching is due to the kneeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    True unless it can be shown under the balance of probabilities test of civil disputes that the benching is due to the kneeling.
    I still don't think it matters. Again, the player is being paid. A coach can basically bench a player for any reason they like.

    Where the problems would come might be in the ability to sign guys in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    I still don't think it matters. Again, the player is being paid. A coach can basically bench a player for any reason they like.

    Where the problems would come might be in the ability to sign guys in the future.
    A lengthy benching could mean loss of future income. Case could be made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick_Pole View Post
    Off topic, but that's one of my all time favourite Beavis and Butthead episodes. "AHHHH! Don't touch me asswipe!"
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    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Carter Page is going to plead the 5th.

    Hopefully Mueller already has sufficient evidence to force him to make a deal and spill the beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Firing or fining, probably. I'm not sure how benching them would cause the owner any legal issues though. The players are still being paid. I assume there's nothing in the contracts that say they HAVE to play in the games.
    That's a great way to attract FA

    Edit - just seen your next post

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