Roofers Become American Role Models

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Yes, there really are a lot of stupid people in this country.

"While Cossar was standing for the anthem prior to the start of Saturday’s game, she said she heard someone in the stands point out the workers had also risen.

“When I looked over the fence, I saw them standing and respecting the flag,” she said.

That’s when she decided to take a picture.

“I just thought the world could use a little more of that right now,” she added."

What, the world could use more mindless, Stepford like obedience from American Serfs? Instead of being recognized for what they really are, dupes, they're held up as role models. ROLE MODELS for standing on a fucking roof while a two hundred year old racist poem is sung across the street.

"Shanon Gurski Dixon, a resident of Waterville, shared the Cossar’s picture to her Facebook page. She told Fox News she hopes to one day find and thank the men for “being such good role models to our youth.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/roofers-in-maine-stop-work-to-respect-...

You know what's really pissing me off? This whole flag thing is tied directly to the veterans and the military, those of us dupes who supposedly serve our country to "protect our freedom" and "keep us safe". It's being made about respect for the flag that those that served fought and died for.

But it's a hypocritically selective practice by the lemmings because when a vet like me comes along and takes a knee or worse, tells them about Smedley Butler, all that thank you for your service bullshit becomes worthless babble. I become the anti-role model surpassed by draft dodgers and patriotic lemmings who stand at attention on roofs and in football stadiums. The ones who make the nationalist dupes teary eyed by their actions because of their sacrifice on top of a house. My service to them at that point doesn't mean shit.

Man, is there a lot of work to do.

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CS in AZ's picture

Last week as I was driving to work one morning I was waiting in the left turn lane behind a big pickup truck with a large American flag flying in the back, and a "remember Benghazi" bumper sticker. On the corner was some guy standing there with a homemade cardboard sign saying "boycott the NFL." The person in front on me with the gas-hog flag-truck honked and gave him a thumbs up before zooming off making the turn.

I thought to myself, wow, there are a lot of stupid people in this world.

I realize these people are living in a completely different reality than me. It's strange.

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earthling1's picture

@CS in AZ
the next time I see some asshole flying a rebel flag from their fucking truck.
Hypocrites, all of them.
Thanks Big Al.

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Steven D's picture

@earthling1 Since he has supporters who do fly it.

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

snoopydawg's picture

Wrigly field where people could watch the game and when the anthem was played, they stood up for it.
As many people have stated, why don't people give a shit about the people who are buying hot dawgs, beer or using restrooms told to pay attention to it?

This whole thing is beyond stupid! The anthem is a racist song and if lemmings want to honor it, that's okay. But this is supposed to be the land of the free.

The reason why the military is even involved in the pregame kabuki theater is to keep people believing that the members of the military are to be honored. This propaganda started after the unending gift of 9/11. I refused to stand and sing
"Gawd bless America Dammit, Land of the Free!!!"
Bring back "Take me Out to the Ballgame"!!

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So people are upset that some people are disrespecting the flag?

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And that they are disrespecting the troops? Alrighty then.

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We need to find a way to stop believing that the troops are fighting for our freedoms.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

@snoopydawg
this comment needs to go viral. It needs to be a front page article. You articulated the whole issue very succinctly. Thank you!

Personally, I'm sick and tired of that giant thumb trying to come down and crush our ability to practice our first amendment right. Is it only a right when we are complying with the 1%, or when you are white, or both white and male that one is allowed to protest? We're finding that out right now. We should be taking a knee at all venues where the anthem is played, not just sports games, if we are really in agreement. That's my opinion, anyway.

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"They'll say we're disturbing the peace, but there is no peace. What really bothers them is that we are disturbing the war." Howard Zinn

snoopydawg's picture

@Raggedy Ann

this crap is just ridiculous and another way to divide the country. And if the NFL is going to make their players stand for this theater, then they should cough up the money and share it with the players.

Huffpo had an article with the headline stating "The Protests' Message is Getting Through"
Silly me, I thought this meant that people were going to join the players and protest against police violence.
Instead the message that is getting through is that the players ARE protesting police violence.

I'm sure you can imagine what the comments were.
Cops wouldn't be shooting them if they just did what they are told to do.
They shouldn't have committed crimes in the first place.
Why don't they care about black on black shootings?
Etc, ad nauseam.

And people don't understand why telling players, black players especially is another form of slavery because they are saying they shouldn't be entitled to their rights.

And why isn't the anthem played at the operas, before every movie and on every television every morning before people go to work and televisions have to have a camera on it so that the PTB can see who isn't doing it?
This article idea is just as stupid as only playing it at sporting events and NASCAR races.

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Deja's picture

@snoopydawg

And why isn't the anthem played at the operas, before every movie and on every television every morning before people go to work and televisions have to have a camera on it so that the PTB can see who isn't doing it?
This article idea is just as stupid as only playing it at sporting events and NASCAR races.

1984 will be here soon enough. Don't give 'em any ideas and have 'em fast track it, please.

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"The gatekeepers must change."
Prince

snoopydawg's picture

@Deja

Imagine if they had to stand for it at every event they went to and if they didn't, their faces would be placed in every newspaper, website and the media would have to do a daily segment on them.

My idea is just as ridiculous as people's responses to players kneeling.

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The Aspie Corner's picture

@snoopydawg Many of them started out as 'rational skeptics', but when there were no more creationists and Muslims to humiliate, some of them turned to 'race realism' and anti-feminism to supplement their Pay Pal and Patreon accounts. They are just one of many results.

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@snoopydawg
Colin Kaepernik isn't as far as I can tell. I think by protesting fascism he's protecting the flag. The Packers need a quarterback now and they're publicly owned. They should pick up Kaepernick.

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riverlover's picture

Others in the crew knew enough of the language to make underheard conversations interesting. All white guys...

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Lookout's picture

Why black folk shouldn't stand for the anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSZTHGOGA0Y (10 min)

The clip ends with a review of this article....
Shaun King had a good piece on why he will never stand again for the anthem.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-stand-star-spangled-banner...

Time for a new anthem and a new path for our country (and the world)! The hell with standing for "bombs bursting in air"!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

The Aspie Corner's picture

@Lookout

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TheOtherMaven's picture

@Lookout

Betcha "G-d Bless America" would win hands down. (Then we'd get into nasty wrangles about "whose G-d?", "what if you don't believe in G-d?", and "what about the 1st Amendment?")

Never thought anybody did justice to it except Kate Smith...who did more than anyone else to popularize it in the first place.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

Lookout's picture

@TheOtherMaven

This land is your land? either would be better than bombs bursting in air!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

riverlover's picture

@Lookout

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@riverlover

the dumbed-down peasantry would outvote us 1000 to 1.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

snoopydawg's picture

@Lookout

If they are going to insist that it continues to be played, then they should have to play the whole thing.
I followed his link where he calls Scott a racist to this article:

Star-Spangled Bigotry: The Hidden Racist History of the National Anthem

It describes Scott as a horrible racist and how he felt at seeing blacks fighting with the British.

Here's the whole third paragraph of the anthem.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a Country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

The author also mentions how people are aware of part of Rev. Wright's speech, but have many people listened to his whole speech and why he wrote, God damn America?
I have stated that I agree with the good Reverend.

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snoopydawg's picture

@snoopydawg

God damn America

Too bad Obama was to big of a coward to stand with him and explain why he wrote that speech and then addressed the issues that he brought up.

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The Aspie Corner's picture

I'll take those two any day of the week over a bunch of plebs obediently worshiping the flag.

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could use a lot less reverence of the American flag. The rest of the world knows good and well just what that piece of cloth represents for them.

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Deja's picture

the roofers are, more likely than not, undocumented. But that would be a good way to be less likely to be questioned, at least at that very moment.

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"The gatekeepers must change."
Prince

If you kneel before someone, or to someone, when has anyone, anywhere, considered it a sign of disrespect?
Do the Catholics know they are disrespecting jesus?

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