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A journalism professor who also works for ESPN calls the National Anthem a war anthem. Do you agree?

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STofit

Nov-12-13 8:13 AM

Isn't it about time the 80 percent start taking this country back to what it was intended. The song is about a flag (and a battered country) surviving a bombardment. It is about surviving, not about war.

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Kozy62

Nov-12-13 8:16 AM

Truly it's about the professor wanting a little fame and ESPN giving it to him.

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sdbrms

Nov-12-13 8:24 AM

ESPN should stick to reporting sports. Leave the rest to "real" journalists.

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WatchDog

Nov-12-13 3:16 PM

Our national anthem is a symbol that is sung and remembered at most major events because it is the pre-eminent song of our country. The National Anthem is the reminder of the sacrifices of men and women that affords us the privilege of freedom of these major events and everyday life.

When you begin to tear down one of these symbols, in the name of indifference or even hate, you devalue the thing it represents: freedom.

So strange coming from a small little minded selfish man like Blackstone. How quickly he forgets that lives were lost to afford him the privilege and freedom to speak those offensive words.

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notSocialist

Nov-13-13 6:44 AM

Another America-hater, reaping the benefits of America while he trashes it.

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TripleD

Nov-29-13 8:57 AM

"Truly it's about the professor wanting a little fame and ESPN giving it to him." It looks to me like it was all the conservative news organizations that decide to give the idiot journalism professor his 15 minutes of fame. This was not a story on ABC, NBC, or CBS, but the Salem News could not wait to make it a poll question.

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WatchDog

Nov-29-13 1:40 PM

"This was not a story on ABC, NBC, or CBS, but the Salem News could not wait to make it a poll question."

Happy to see you finally admitting those three news agencies are liberal news sources. But I see you failed to mention CNN who aired it. Is it your contention that CNN is a conservative news source?

I know one point that is very clear you sure don't know to much on how the Sports AP works or the National Sports poll works do you TripleD? If you have a problem with a sports poll put up by the Salem News why don't you give them a call and have a little chat with them. In the meantime, the rest us will respond to the poll question to the relevant subject the poll was intended with our thoughts on this subject. You can continue to SKIRT the actual topic and play your normal side tracking game.

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TripleD

Nov-29-13 4:03 PM

I see no mention of this story on CNN. It is of course a story the Right just loves to use because it has everything the Right specializes in, Phony outrage, Phony Patriotism, and Phony stories about CNN publishing this story. BTW... ESPN is not CNN, but I am sure that will not stop you from pumping your BS.

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Kozy62

Nov-29-13 6:08 PM

A sad and old story of how liberals think...if you disagree, you are not a patriot. If you have another view, you are called names. If you point out that they are incorrect, you are attacked. If you believe in God, you hate. Seems that the Bible is correct when it says right will become wrong and wrong will become right...

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TripleD

Nov-29-13 7:21 PM

Kozy62, While you may think you are being clever by claiming that everything that you say about liberals is actual what liberals say about you, only the ever shrinking Right wing base believes you.

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Louigi

Nov-29-13 9:55 PM

"The Right specializes in, Phony outrage, Phony Patriotism", there is nothing phony about my patriotism,or my outrage over what progressives are doing to our country!!!!

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Kozy62

Nov-29-13 10:39 PM

The right wing base is shrinking? Where has that been shown? What proof do you have that those who differ from you are not patroits? I didn't say your patroitism was phony but you said, and I quote, in part..."it has everything the Right specializes in...Phony Patroitism...

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Kozy62

Nov-29-13 10:43 PM

The only fact about shrinkage is the President's approval is shrinking. Will it keep shrinking, I don't know...but, it is reaching a point where it just may catch up to the approval level of congress. Well, catch up may be the wrong thing to say...maybe fall down is better.

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TripleD

Nov-30-13 6:58 AM

Louigi, Get serious! This poll is about creating an environment of hate over a single stupid comment by some journalism professor. Hate is the primary weapon of people like cozy who hide behind their religion while giving lip service about caring about the poor all while trying to stir up the masses with claims of a government takeover of everything under the Sun. Kozy is just getting warmed up and soon he will be on his pulpit screaming about an imaginary war on Christmas.

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notSocialist

Nov-30-13 7:18 AM

Ya know, tripleDORK, for someone that constantly cries about being attacked on this site, you sure spew a lot of venom around.

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notSocialist

Nov-30-13 7:21 AM

The Left IS waging a war on Christmas.

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TripleD

Nov-30-13 7:53 AM

There it is! "The Left IS waging a war on Christmas." The liberals are trying to kill Santa Claus! They have put out a hit list on all of Santa's elves! Every year it is the same thing. The Christians claiming their way is the only way to celebrate Christmas. It is truly sad that we cannot have a holiday dedicate to Peace on Earth and Good Will toward mankind without the religious nuts pumping out their hate over who knows how to celebrate Christmas.

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Kozy62

Nov-30-13 10:25 AM

I have hiden behind my God because I am a Christian? Go figure that statement...

Christianity is a choice. You can choose to believe or you can choose not to...but it is a choice. Me, I believe.

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Louigi

Nov-30-13 11:24 AM

I don't give a rip about Santa, he is nothing more than a figment of the capitalist imagination. Don't get me wrong I've nothing against capitalism, as long as it doesn't interfere with the truth. The truth is Jesus is Lord and he was born on Christmas day.

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Louigi

Nov-30-13 11:33 AM

The left is not waging a war against Christmas as much as the Christian religion. Nativity scenes are being banned from public property, prayer on any occasion is frowned on, if not illegal. The left can do and say any thing they want about what I believe, but if I speak out on the subject you would call it hate speech.

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TripleD

Nov-30-13 11:37 AM

Kozy, Must you always try to twist everything that I post? "I have hiden behind my God because I am a Christian?" I said you hide behind your religion. I would never say that you hide behind your god, because you cannot hide behind something that does not exist.

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TripleD

Nov-30-13 1:57 PM

Louigi, There is a long list of mythical Gods born on December 25th. (Mithras, Horus, Attis, Dionysus the son of Zeus, Tammuz, Hercules, Perseus, Helios, Bacchus, Apollo, Jupiter, Sol Invictus) Jesus of Nazareth is not one of them according to most biblical scholars. The truth is that there were many late December pagan holidays that were celebrated long before Jesus was ever born. The Roman Catholics decided to "christianize" those pagan holidays starting in 336 A.D. as a celebration of the birth of Christ. So instead of the Grinch stealing Christmas, it was actually the Christians who decided to steal December 25th and call it their holiday. Early Christians did not approve of Christmas trees because the Christmas tree really has its roots in the Pagan holidays. They wanted to hide that fact.

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Louigi

Nov-30-13 3:14 PM

Wow, you've enlightened me. No actually I've heard it before, almost every time I encounter someone like you. What you don't get is that it doesn't matter what day he was born, the fact is he was born. The 25th of December I will celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, it's a free country you can worship at the altar of whatever false god you choose to on that day.

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TripleD

Nov-30-13 6:16 PM

Louigi, I am an Atheist, so the very last thing you can accuse me of is worshiping a false god. To me they are all false gods. As far as the Nativity scenes go, why do Christians believe that the only way they can practice their Religion is to setup those scenes on public land? Isn't there enough Church property to setup? Why are Christians so weak in their faith that they feel the constant need to try to push it on to others? This whole problem with the Pledge of Allegiance is that in 1954 Congress added the words 'under god'. The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by Francis Bellamy, who was a Baptist minister and did not feel the need to add the words 'under god'. The words 'in god we trust' were not added to paper currency until 1956. Why do Christians constantly feel the need to reinforce their own Religion by pushing it onto the rest of us? Is that really the only way they can keep their own faith?

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Louigi

Nov-30-13 7:24 PM

At one time things like Nativity scenes represented the beliefs of the community, the majority. In recent times the minority, has insisted that it was a violation of their rights to see or hear anything in which they disagreed. It's funny how that works, the last number I heard for the Homosexual population was about 10%, yet they now are attempting to dictate their morality on the other 90%. I don't mean to open that pandora's box, but it is a very good example. Unions in there heyday represented possibly 19-20% of american workers, now maybe 9-10%, but they insist they represent all american workers. Seems I heard about pickets at Walmart, trying to push their beliefs on the rest of us. Why do both groups insist on doing that?

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