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From: pipe
06-Aug-18

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This may have posted before, I may have missed it...with it in the news again I thought these powerful sentiments put down by Ted Nugent are worth reading again. See below...

Take a knee...

Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your Fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so Just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real Experience.

Then, take a knee on the beach in Normandy where man after American man Stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces, the Very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the Dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. From Khe Sanh to Saigon, anywhere will do. Americans died in all those jungles. There was no Playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they Represented. When they came home, they were protested as well, and spit on For reasons only cowards know.

Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree Heat. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress. Your number won't be Printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but There won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your Own.

There are a lot of places to take a knee where Americans have given their Lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought As a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who Bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It Represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your Liberty.

While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a Manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of Ground taken, but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering Forests and bitter cold mountains, every inch marked by an American life Lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans, just American men and Women, delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us, Blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee." You haven't Any inkling of what it took to get you where you are, but your "protest" is Duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it Serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to Defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is Retired.

If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank Him for Preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our Ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for Understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all, Because He is the one who provides those things. But there will be no Protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His Continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the Brave. It goes like this, GOD BLESS AMERICA

From: pipe
06-Aug-18

pipe's embedded Photo
pipe's embedded Photo
This may have posted before, I may have missed it...with it in the news again I thought these powerful sentiments put down by Ted Nugent are worth reading again. See below...

Take a knee...

Take a little trip to Valley Forge in January. Hold a musket ball in your Fingers and imagine it piercing your flesh and breaking a bone or two. There won't be a doctor or trainer to assist you until after the battle, so Just wait your turn. Take your cleats and socks off to get a real Experience.

Then, take a knee on the beach in Normandy where man after American man Stormed the beach, even as the one in front of him was shot to pieces, the Very sea stained with American blood. The only blockers most had were the Dead bodies in front of them, riddled with bullets from enemy fire.

Take a knee in the sweat soaked jungles of Vietnam. From Khe Sanh to Saigon, anywhere will do. Americans died in all those jungles. There was no Playbook that told them what was next, but they knew what flag they Represented. When they came home, they were protested as well, and spit on For reasons only cowards know.

Take another knee in the blood drenched sands of Fallujah in 110 degree Heat. Wear your Kevlar helmet and battle dress. Your number won't be Printed on it unless your number is up! You'll need to stay hydrated but There won't be anyone to squirt Gatorade into your mouth. You're on your Own.

There are a lot of places to take a knee where Americans have given their Lives all over the world. When you use the banner under which they fought As a source for your displeasure, you dishonor the memories of those who Bled for the very freedoms you have. That's what the red stripes mean. It Represents the blood of those who spilled a sea of it defending your Liberty.

While you're on your knee, pray for those that came before you, not on a Manicured lawn striped and printed with numbers to announce every inch of Ground taken, but on nameless hills and bloodied beaches and sweltering Forests and bitter cold mountains, every inch marked by an American life Lost serving that flag you protest.

No cheerleaders, no announcers, no coaches, no fans, just American men and Women, delivering the real fight against those who chose to harm us, Blazing a path so you would have the right to "take a knee." You haven't Any inkling of what it took to get you where you are, but your "protest" is Duly noted. Not only is it disgraceful to a nation of real heroes, it Serves the purpose of pointing to your ingratitude for those who chose to Defend you under that banner that will still wave long after your jersey is Retired.

If you really feel the need to take a knee, come with me to church on Sunday and we'll both kneel before Almighty God. We'll thank Him for Preserving this country for as long as He has. We'll beg forgiveness for our Ingratitude for all He has provided us. We'll appeal to Him for Understanding and wisdom. We'll pray for liberty and justice for all, Because He is the one who provides those things. But there will be no Protest. There will only be gratitude for His provision and a plea for His Continued grace and mercy on the land of the free and the home of the Brave. It goes like this, GOD BLESS AMERICA

From: JTV
06-Aug-18
another year I wont be watching the knotheads play their silly games ... 3 seasons now Ive not watched once second of them ... and you know what... I dont miss it one bit ..

From: BIG BEAR
07-Aug-18
Nugent ?? Really ??? He was a draft dodger....... I highly doubt he wrote that and if he did he’s a hypocrite.....

From: K Cummings
07-Aug-18
BB:

Nugent didn't write it, it was written by Stanislaus “Stan” Drew from Florida.

As to watching the NFL, I'll continue to watch to the same extent that I ever have. If I stopped using products or services offered by companies that have employees that I disagree with, I wouldn't do a whole heck of a lot.

KPC

07-Aug-18
I must be watching the wrong news sources as I did not see any stories during the off season with regards to players working with LE to educate and improve relations/communications.

Where must I go to read/watch about these stories?

From: pipe
07-Aug-18
Sorry if my sourcing was wrong?...I googled it before I posted trying to confirm and there was so much reference to it and him. Guess I didn't dig deep enough? Nice sentiment anyway

From: pipe
07-Aug-18
KC, I found the correct source...thanks for pointing that out. At least Nugent posted it on his social site with attribution to its author as per it's good sentiment. Then I read Pearl Jam took another approach as they chose to take a knee in solidarity with that movement.

From: Grey Ghost
07-Aug-18
Can't wait for football season to start.

Matt

07-Aug-18
Matt,

College, Pro or both?

Thought I would help you stir a bit;)

From: tonyo6302
07-Aug-18

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Click the link, and watch the video. This is the real reason that KPC 'K Cummings" and Grey Ghost watch NFL Games.

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/06/us/nfl-male-dancers-trnd/index.html

From: tonyo6302
07-Aug-18
I was just kidding, KPC and Grey Ghost. I hope you caught the smiley above face.

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From: K Cummings
07-Aug-18
I saw it Tonyo...didn't bother me a bit.

High schools and colleges have had male cheerleaders for as long as I've been alive.

I'm surprised it has taken this long for the NFL to try it.

KPC

From: woodguy65
07-Aug-18

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I don't blame them they have a great view... of the game.

From: Brotsky
07-Aug-18

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Have you guys all forgotten what it really means to "take a knee"?

From: sleepyhunter
07-Aug-18

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