President Trump sat and talked through the nightly playing of “Retreat” as the American flag was lowered on a Pennsylvania Air National Guard base during his interview with Sean Hannity.
Trump, who has been criticizing NFL players who kneel through the national anthem to protest racism, seemed caught off-guard by loudspeakers playing “Retreat.” The song is played every night at military bases to signal the American flag being lowered and the end of the official duty day.
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.
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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. (Washington Examiner)
I have seen several folk post don’t be sidetracked from the real issues so my question is who are you referring to and what are the issues are you referring to?
Please help me understand who you are talking about, which I know you may be afraid to say but maybe you are not afraid to say what the issues are.
The Watch Dog response: If all of the players who feel like Matthews would do that what would the league look like?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews appears to be absolute in his decision to stay inside during the national anthem, saying he is willing to give up his profession rather than being forced to change his protest over social issues.
On Thursday afternoon, Matthews was asked by Matt Parker, a local Nashville producer, via Twitter if he would continue to remain in the locker room during the anthem if the NFL created a rule requiring players to stand or face a penalty.
The NFL and NFL Players Association released a joint statement Wednesday confirming that there has been no change to the policy that recommends, but doesn’t require, players to stand for the anthem. Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and player leadership will attend league meetings next week to discuss how to progress on social issues and discuss the subject of protesting during the anthem in a larger scale. (ESPN)
The Watch Dog response: It gets gooder and gooder because if these black guys do not show him who he is working with, then they may as well call him massa.
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It tickles the hell out of me that all they talk about is the Rocky Mount City Council. Look at the name of this site The Community Council ain’t that nothing.
I don’t know who are the funniest them or that WHIG-TV Station. You got to look at their racist morning shows especially after a Rocky Mount City Council meeting.
Johnnie Cunningham is local black male is a favorite on both as he post on the The Community Council facebook page but call in to WHIG-TV quite regularly attempting to discredit Councilman Andre Knight and Reuben Blackwell but he can’t.
Rev. Roosevelt Higgs a local black male is a favorite on WHIG-TV regularly and has been trying to discredit Councilman Andre Knight for years even after causing Edgecombe County to pay Knight’s attorney fees when Higgs challenged his residency. This guy is something else because he has lived in the E. L. Roberson Center with his mom for since the flood of 1999 but has been used Speed for his residency. The sad part is the 4 black County Commissioners know this along with some other blacks but they have allowed him to keep messing stirred up even up to recently in March when he attempted to manipulate the appointment of the Edgecombe County Sheriff. This is just a damn shame how these black folk allow this dude to get away with mess attacking black leadership. He has even attacked some if not all of these elected officials but Rocky Mount City Council has been his pet peeve because he was WHIG-TV and some other whites flunky.
It is a damn shame how we allow certain black folk to attempt to discredit our leadership.
The Watch Dog response: White privilege at its best. Can’t wait to see how the players respond to this mess.
Jerry Jones may have a fight on his hands.
In the wake of proclaiming Dallas Cowboys‘ players will be made inactive for any act he deems as “disrespectful” to the flag or National Anthem, he’s now facing an official complaint filed by a Texas labor union. According to Clarence Hill, Jr. of Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones is being accused of violating the rights of his own players.
Jones cites conversations between himself and Donald Trump wherein he insists his stance is rooted in a section of an NFL policy on how teams and players should conduct themselves pre-game. Kevin Seifert of ESPN was able to locate the policy, which still provides power to the league in how they choose to deal with anthem demonstrations — seeing as it reads “should” and not “must”.
In other words, it’s not mandatory. (24-7 Sports)