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Re: The Donald
« Reply #1830 on: October 16, 2019, 01:05:03 PM »

I think anytime someone sticks to a principle of theirs it's a show of integrity, provided it's genuine. Even someone like Tim Thomas, who I think was wrong and misguided, at least seemed like a genuine nutjob instead of an opportunist.

But as CtB has pointed out this isn't an issue of political ideology. Overwhelmingly black athletes aren't going because they view it as a matter not of endorsing Conservative politics but of endorsing Racism. I think it looks very, very bad for a league that's preaching inclusivity to see what NBA players are overwhelmingly saying and going "Nah, we're still in it". I think it smacks of the sort of myopia you can only really have with a sport that's so overwhelmingly monochromatic.
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Re: The Donald
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Re: The Donald
« Reply #1831 on: October 27, 2019, 09:55:06 AM »
Memo to Tim Apple:



But, but...


Must teach, must teach:

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Re: The Donald
« Reply #1832 on: November 02, 2019, 01:09:22 PM »
The Nationals are visiting the White House, but at least one player won't be going with them. And it's not because he disagrees with trickle-down economics or whatever, it's because of the racism:


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Re: The Donald
« Reply #1833 on: November 04, 2019, 03:09:17 PM »

Anyone who thinks going to the White House right now can be an apolitical statement should watch the video of Kurt Suzuki and Trump.

That said, the list of players who chose not to go eventually grew to about 7 or 8 apparently.
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Re: The Donald
« Reply #1834 on: November 04, 2019, 05:19:12 PM »
My original points still stand to a degree (specifically that I don't think it's a political statement to attend), but I have to admit that I'm starting to be swayed to the other side: that I'm now more likely to decline an invitation. I find Trump morally repugnant; why should I stand next to him and grin and bear it?

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Re: The Donald
« Reply #1835 on: Today at 02:29:26 PM »

In another administration this might be funny:

Trump official embellished resume, faked Time Magazine cover

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