Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum … “Don’t Ignore the Positives the Flag Respresents” … “Real Heroes, When the Lose Games, They Don’t Come Back” (VIDEO)
NFL .. YOU MIGHT WANT TO REALLY LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING VERY CLOSELY ... THIS IS A MUST WATCH VIDEO!!!
Maybe Arizona police officer Brandon Tatum should have been the first black president. Officer Tatum makes a lot of sense and the NFL and its players would be wise to listen. Tatum slammed the NFL and its players who took a knee, “You have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive.”
“Listen, you play a game, this is fairy tale world. You suit up, you lose you cry, you play another game. In the real world, real heroes, when they lose games they don’t come back. The people who die for that flag, it ain’t a game. That’s real life, That’s real sacrifice.”
Now I have had enough – Why The Flag Means So Much To Americans – Full VIDEO
Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum:
“What does the American flag have to do with your perceived oppression? What does the National Anthem have to do wth these issues that people are bringing up? It is a separate issue. The flag and the National Anthem have nothing to do with what you are talking about. You are talking about an Anthem of hope and unity within this country that have made people become great, that have made the poor become rich and give people opportunities. You are talking about a flag that represents hard work, dedication, blood, sweat and tears. Sacrifice. And the thing that makes me most upset is, you have these people who turn around and take a knee and want to attribute all the negativity to the flag and the anthem, but don’t want to attribute the positive. Listen, if you feel the American flag represents negativity and slavery and all this other stuff. Then you have to give credit and credence to a flag that has given you opportunity to go from corn field and picking cotton to being President of the United States of America. Going from being segregated, can’t go to proper schools, can’t vote. Taking you from that point to know you are making millions of dollars to play sports. And you know who’s watching you? White people.”
NFL, you would do yourself a favor to listen to Police Officer Brandon Tatum and heed his words, the online ticket reseller TickPick told Secrets that sales have dropped 17.9 percent, far more than the usual Week Three fall.
UPDATE I: Arizona Police Officer Brandon Tatum on Fox & Friends this morning.
Officer Tatum calls what the Packers and Bears did last night in linking arms a cop out. So did the overwhelmingly majority of the fans. They put their hands over their hearts, not continuing this idiotic protest. Note to NFL, put your hand over your hears and be respectful, locking arms in some so called unity is BS. Its still protesting, just not on a knee. You are the one’s they created disunity with your disrespect of the flag and National Anthem.
THE FANS # 1 Player … Alejandro Villanueva, the One Steeler Who Stood for Anthem Now Has Best-Selling NFL Jersey
WAKE THE HELL UP NFL … LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE ONE PLAYER WHO ACTUALLY STOOD FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM …
Wanna know what a real hero and patriot looks like? Prior the the game on Sunday at of all places Soldier Field in Chicago, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva decided to honor his team, his military band of brothers in arms, rather than a sports team, and stood for the National Anthem in the tunnel. This is what a hero looks like. Standing by yourself as all others act like sheep. The result of his heroic and respectful actions, his jersey became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday. Talk about putting things in perspective. Alejandro Villanueva was criticized by his coach and by some players by not doing what the rest of the team voted on. However, this man, this former Army Ranger who earned a Bronze Star and served three tours in Afghanistan served with a much more important team. It was that TEAM who defend and protect our way of life. NFL fans get it, sadly the NFL, owners and the players do not. When an offensive lineman’s jersey becomes the #1 seller ahead of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, what does that tell you NFL?
The NFL better get their act in gear and soon, otherwise you will be dead to many of us fans forever.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva became the best-selling player in the NFL by midday Monday.
A spokesman for Fanatics, which runs the NFL’s online store, confirmed to ESPN that, over the past 24 hours, more Villanueva gear, including jerseys and name and number T-shirts, has been ordered than that of any other NFL player.
Villanueva beat out New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for the top spot. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rounded out the top five over the past day.
Both the NFL Shop and Fanatics websites had Villanueva jerseys and T-shirts in men’s and women’s sizes.
A former Army Ranger who earned a Bronze Star and served three tours in Afghanistan, Villanueva was the only Steelers player who came outside the tunnel during Sunday’s national anthem, after the team collectively decided not to be on the sideline during the song. Pictures and video of Villanueva standing, with his hand on his heart, filled social media networks.
His actions weren’t supported by all, including his own coach. Asked after the Steelers’ 23-17 loss to the Chicago Bears what he thought of Villanueva’s positioning for the anthem, Mike Tomlin responded, “I was looking for 100 percent participation. We were gonna be respectful of our football team.”
The NFL is about to learn a real tough lesson and that is they are not bigger that the United States. Their players are not heroes, those that defend our freedoms are. Their players are not role models, they are over-paid, spoiled millionaires who doesn’t have a clue as to what true sacrifice means. Americans and fans know the difference. The NFL is entertainment, not politics. It is supposed to be a diversion away from division and hateful politics. Thank you so little for ruining it. You could have nipped this in the bud last year, but the coward NFL commissioner was too busy with over-infalted balls and the owners were too busy hiding and making money.
9/11/17: Vice President Mike Pence Delivers Moving Speech in Shanksville, PA Flight 93 (VIDEO) … “Its a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to repay.”
WE GRIEVE WITH EVERY FAMILY OF THE INNOCENT SOULS WHO WERE MURDERED BY TERRORISTS THAT DAY AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT HAPPENED ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 …
Vice President honors the heroes of Flight 93 … Many suspect that the target of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was the U.S. Capitol where Pence was serving his first term in Congress. Vice President Pence said, the heroic actions of innocent passengers onboard the plane, who stormed the cockpit in an attempt to wrestle control from the hijackers, is “a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to repay.”
Please watch this amazing speech honoring the heroes of Flight 93 from a man whose live was most likely saved that day.
“It was the longest 12 minutes of my life, then it turned to 13 minutes, then 14. And then we were informed that the plane had gone down in a field in Pennsylvania,” Pence said Monday at the site of the crash in Shanksville, Pa., where a memorial now stands.
Pence was serving his first term in Congress when terrorists hijacked four planes on 9/11 and carried out attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. He was at the U.S. Capitol that day, which officials suspect was the target of the fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93.
The vice president said the heroic actions of innocent passengers onboard the plane, who stormed the cockpit in an attempt to wrestle control from the hijackers, is “a debt I don’t think I will ever be able to repay.”
“I was standing near the East Wing of the House of Representatives,” Pence recalled. “I will always believe that I, and many others in our nation’s capital, were able to get home that day to hug our families because of the courage and selflessness of the heroes of Flight 93.”
“The American people will forever be inspired by their courage and resolve,” he said. “We honor them by remembering them… and by doing everything in our power as a nation to prevent such evil from ever reaching our shores again.”
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Memorial Day – 2017: Remembering, Thanking & Honoring Our Military Heroes For Their Service & Sacrifice
REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR MILITARY HEROES WHO GAVE ALL … BECAUSE FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE AND HONOR IS FOREVER.
On this Memorial Day 2017, Scared Monkeys sends a special thank you to all of the military men, woman and their families who made the ultimate sacrificed so that We, the United States of America, could remain the home of the free because of the brave. We thank those who gave their lives in the name of liberty and freedom from the bottom of our hearts. We can no longer than them in person, but we can honor their sacrifices to this great Country. Thank you and God Bless you, we shall never forget you your service and sacrifice. Please take time today to remember what this day is truly about and the men and women that we have lost.
Remembering my uncle and all the brave heroes who sacrificed so much … I can remember like it was yesterday, but in fact it was more than 25 years ago, when I stood in Arlington National Cemetery for the funeral of my Uncle and namesake. I can remember the sound of Taps and the 21 gun salute as tears flowed down my face as I laid to rest my hero and a man that gave so much for his country and for me. A man who was the toughest and most honorable, proud and yet humble man I have ever known. God bless all.
Double-Amputee Marine Jose Luis Sanchez Carries the American Flag at the 2017 Boston Marathon (VIDEO)
BOSTON STRONG … MARINE STRONG … PATRIOT STRONG!!!
Yesterday was the running of the Boston Marathon and lets just say, it was amazing. For those who have been to the Boston Marathon and have watched it over the years understand that the race is much more than who wins and who has the fasted time, it is about the journey, the runners and the many stories as to why anyone would put themselves through such a grueling ordeal. Such is the 2017 inspirational story of Marine Jose Luis Sanchez, a double-amputee who lost his legs in Afghanistan. This American patriot on Patriot’s Day at the 121st Boston Marathon ran the entire race while carrying an American flag.
A true inspiration and American hero
It is hard enough running a marathon, imagine doing so with having the honor and glory of carrying the American flag through out.
Watch the story of this American Hero, God Bless and Semper Fi!!!