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Carbon, I know what you mean about the whole racist thing.  As a kid in the 1940s and early 50s, I had a few Maori friends.  Some people did not like this and it used to really annoy me, because I did not understand the racist thing then and I used to just think they were crazy.  However, I took a lot of crap from the English, because my mother, who had black hair and slanted eyes, was derided as being Japanese.  Believe me, when the English want to bully, or hold grudges, they can do it 'sure as hell' with a will.  

But I still would not insult the flag of England, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, Canada or the USA.  Because, I have friends and relatives from all of those countries and many of my relatives, and probably yours, laid down their lives for my generation and my children and grandchildren.  Those flags are the symbol of the courage, freedom and democracy which we all enjoy now.  I would rather stand outside the head guy's house and shout insults at him and ask him if he had the guts to come outside and face me 'man to man'.  

However, I don't think Trump really gives a damn about the flag, the country, the people in it or any of their allies.  He just wants to be the big boss and show off.  All chimpanzees compete to be the alpha male.  Unfortunately, racist power-hungry morons like him (yes I can call a man with his IQ a moron - mine tested out at 151 on the Cattell scale) just want to show off and be the big 'I AM'.  But, going by the time empires have lasted in history, he might be one of the last left to be in a position to show off -as the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth.
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A high IQ means nothing if you lack common sense........

And everyone is a bigot,ive been ridiculed in the past because I used to have red hair, now I'm a baldy so I'm Mr baldy, ,i had "manboobs" so I was made fun of, i wear glasses so I'm 4eyes,im tall so I'm a lanky, I'm short so Im a short arse,im Irish so I'm thick,im scotish so I'm tight with money,etc....get my point everyone tries to get one up on everyone else,its called being human .....

That's how is it ,everyone needs to grow UP and take a long look at themselves..

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How is kneeling an insult? Half my family kneels when they pray? When I was eight my family visited my uncle who was stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky. We went to an amusement park that had "white" and "colored" water fountains. It was hot and the line at the "white" fountain was long and there was no one at the "colored" fountain. Even at eight years old I knew this was very stupid!
I've lived in the South most of my life and I've spent the last 60 years trying to change things. I thought we had made more progress! How have we come to this? White supremacist and Nazi sympathizers running our government? All of my mother and fathers brothers and sisters fought in WWII. They are all rolling over in there graves! This right wing movement must be stopped!
       
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Trump "takes a knee"
or rather a seat

Trump laughs and jokes during solemn “Retreat” ceremony
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/12/1706305/-Trump-laughs-and-jokes-during-solemn-Retreat-ceremony

our President the "patriot" LOL

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a little more on our PSEUDO PATRIOT President

Trump Disrespects the Flag on Live Television (VIDEO)

https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/10/12/trump-disrespects-flag-live-television-video/

Military site Task and Purpose was the first to notice Trump sitting during the song. According to Task and Purpose, uniformed service members are required to stop what they’re doing and salute the flag as its lowered during the song while civilians are required to place their hand over their heart.

Trump not only does not stand or place his hand over his heart, but instead talks through the song and assumes it’s being played to honor him or Hannity.

Because everything is to honor the gilded toad.

Hannity didn’t stand either. He was too wrapped up in his euphoric feelings of total love.

While some members of the crowd in attendance appear to be appropriately recognizing the event, Trump babbles on.

“Are they playing that for you or for me?” Trump joked to Hannity.

“They’re playing that in honor of his ratings. He’s beating everybody.”

Because ratings are more important than honoring our flag.




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Seems like this protest is GROWING.....

best stop the  ABUSE of Black people then..............
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when you have a RACIST in the White House that's probably not gonna happen

just ask all the brown people in Puerto Rico how things are going
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yes,maybe someone should  compare disasters to see where Chump would rather spend Your money.....
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Obamacare probably was a small improvement on what came before, but admittedly,  not much of one.  For every couple of people it helped, it hurt one.  It still was an improvement overall though.  Trumpcare looks to hurt three or four for every one it helps and reduce the whole Union's ability to withstand any disease outbreak.

The Iran deal is far from perfect, but way better than no deal.  Cancelling it would destabilize the whole Middle East, damage the new Iranian government, which is (slowly) moving in a more moderate direction (which was a very good thing) and damage America's international respect.  You will all end up labelled as dishonest in your dealings and unable to keep your word if it fails.  Generally this is a terrible thing, but it becomes even worse if you then try to negotiate with North Korea.

Trump is not stupid, far from it.  So, he must have some idea how unwise these courses of action are.  Could his hatred for black people be driving these policies?  Does he think "If Obama did it it must be Bad."?  Surely his advisors must know how dangerous his actions are, especially where Iran is concerned.  Are they not talking to him?  Or is he just so deeply racist he can't listen?
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yes you right  Technophobe Iran is turning the corner,i know an Iranian woman who flew back to vote in recent election to get rid of the hardliners.....
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Trump’s Bullying Backfires - NFL To Take Up Protestor’s Cause

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/15/1707053/-Trump-s-Bullying-Backfires-NFL-To-Take-Up-Protestor-s-Cause

some people are getting tired in taking lessons in "patriotism" from a 5X draft dodger
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and Chump has the Gall to Rubish a war Hero ,

John McCain,

who never DODGED the draft,

and ends up with a Disability that Chump 

the GREAT WAR NOTHING,

ridicules him about.......

some Leader you got there i would not trust him to lead my Dog......
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I can no more claim to be a Republican than I could claim to be a Democrat.  But, in each party, some individuals stand out as special, even superior, for one reason or another.

Occasionally someone stands out for a variety of reasons, one of those is John McCain.  A war hero, a man battling a terminal disease but continuing to work despite aggressive cancer treatments, for the good of the American people and, above all, a man of honor.  He embodies everything that should make America proud.

His public spats with Trump do the orange Nazi no favors.  They are in the same bloody party for God's sake!  McCain is a seasoned politician, who understands how things work.  I might disagree with him on some issues, but I cannot fault either his wisdom, his political knowledge or his determination to do the right thing.  He is a deeply honorable man.

Trump has insulted him more than once.  Yet McCain appears to hold no grudge.  One more positive character trait in the extensive list of his sterling personal qualities.

We were already aware that you have no sense of decency and no personal restraint, Trump.  Leave the man alone. You are not worthy to lick his boots.  Your insults of such a great man just make you look smaller, meaner and more petty.
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