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    [–] 9/24 Angels @ Astros [Game Thread] Spokker 1 points ago in angelsbaseball

    And that's before all the kneeling stuff.

    [–] What cards are there left to anticipate for this year's game? Spokker 1 points ago in MLBTheShow

    I hope we see some gold cards of players who only have cards at the extremes. Like a gold pujols or ichiro.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 1 points ago in baseball

    No, they only presided over the biggest unconstitutional invasion of American's privacy rights in history. Before Trump meme'd his way into office, that was the kind of shit I was concerned about.

    Trump calling a bunch of football players sons of bitches is small time shit compared to them.

    [–] 9/24 Angels @ Astros [Game Thread] Spokker 3 points ago in angelsbaseball

    The game is on ESPN tonight. Hope you like politics.

    [–] Pepe Walks With Me Spokker 1 points ago in MLBTheShow

    kneels respectfully

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker -1 points ago in baseball

    Disrespecting the constitution is a time-honored tradition of the executive branch. W. and Obama were great at it. Hell, ask Rand Paul about it haha. He's constantly trying to get a president to come to congress to declare war.

    [–] Scioscia - is it time for him to go? Spokker 1 points ago in angelsbaseball

    His reactions after getting a bad call are the best in the league though.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 1 points ago in baseball

    If you're concerned about the lack of substance in their arguments, I hope you feel the same way about people whose arguments essentially consist of "Fuck DRUMPFHH!!!11" or just call him a piece of shit or whatever.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 3 points ago in baseball

    I just ctrl-F'ed for snowflakes in this thread and you're the only one who typed it.

    Edit: And now me of course.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 1 points ago in baseball

    They can't. That's why they banned me.

    But the point is that someone coming in here and defending Trump or criticizing kneelers or whatever doesn't mean it's a brigade.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker -9 points ago in baseball

    Black men are also disproportionately represented in crime statistics. It's not as simple as it seems. I don't believe that the vast majority (99.99%) of police officers go out with the goal of oppressing anybody based on their skin color.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 3 points ago in baseball

    Trump probably knows how to distract people. He's implementing his new travel ban rules today. Not seeing it on CNN right now.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 6 points ago in baseball

    I don't know how you tell a brigade from the people who just want to discuss/debate the topic.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker -10 points ago in baseball

    The so-called injustices are overblown. Moreso than ever before are people being judged on the content of their character than their skin color.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 0 points ago in baseball

    What are the point of these posts? Some guy I vehemently disagree with but actually engages in the topic adds way more than these sideliners who think they are above it all.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 6 points ago in baseball

    He said that apart from the neo nazis and white supremacists, there were OTHER very fine people who were protesting who were NOT neo nazis and white supremacists.

    It was his understanding that the very fine people he was referring to are not white supremacists, even if he was wrong.

    [–] Joe Maddon: 'It's dangerous when folks stop respecting the White House' Spokker 4 points ago in baseball

    I agree with you. But the problem is that not everyone gets to say what they want. I have been following various controversies over the years where people lose their jobs for engaging in political, humorous or otherwise unpopular speech.

    Just to give a few examples off the top of my head, a programmer lost their job for making a "dongle" joke at a conference. Some regular nurse got fired for making a harsh statement against rioters on Facebook. Brendan Eich got ousted for donating money to an anti-gay marriage political organization.

    The general consensus has always been that the first amendment doesn't apply (which is true). These are private companies and they have a right to fire employees that make them look bad.

    But we get to today, and when a highly paid athlete kneels in a sport that otherwise bans too much celebrating on the field and fines people for it, suddenly everyone is for free speech. In baseball, the A's have come out and said they respect the players constitutional rights to freedom of speech. Doesn't MLB regulate what you can put on your eye black?

    That's what's frustrating to me about this whole situation. When highly paid athletes start engaging in speech that the left finds appealing, it's suddenly their right to speak. But when conservative athletes do it, they are vilified.