Thursday, September 01, 2016

Much to the frustration of the Right Wing, members of the military and vets come out in support of Colin Kaepernick's decision not to stand for the national anthem.

I am sure that most of you remember that Sarah Palin damn near pulled a brain hamstring in anger over the fact that the 49ers quarter back did not stand up during the national anthem.

In her barely coherent words:

America - let's sack this ungrateful punk. Kaepernick - yeah, you're really "down with the oppressed" in this nation. Enjoying your $114 million contract, your previous adoring fans, sucking up a life of luxury... GOD AND COUNTRY GAVE YOU THIS OPPORTUNITY. You can't acknowledge that? Then on behalf of every Vet I'm privileged to know: GET THE HELL OUT. 

Well as it turns out, despite what she might tell her supporters, Palin does not speak for entire country nor for ALL members of the military.

There are many more which you can find here.

I find it interesting that Dakota's response was much closer to the way these other military members saw the issue:

That flag stands for freedom and has nothing to do with the issue he is trying to portray. But, if he feels this is something he has to do, he should rock on. Because that’s what freedom is all about.

Perhaps she should take her cues from him before she goes off half cocked in the future. 


  1. Anonymous6:24 AM

    She posted 5 different posts about this. Think it's overkill on her part? Think she's bored at home? I laugh to see her desperation.

    1. Anonymous7:09 AM

      This is Dakota Meyer's issue, he started before Sarah and Bristol. They are also on the bandwagon. It ties in with their problems with BLM.
      A vet that lived when police came for the drunk with the assault weapon. A vet that still needs a job.

      Have some advice for veteran job seekers?

      Dakota Meyer is so intent on the police/police brutality he is going to be assisting police and agencies when they are getting the victims that are being transported as slaves.

      “As a new father and veteran, this cause is especially important to me,”
      “These Special Forces veterans and I fought for freedom, under direct orders, around the Globe. Now that we can choose our own missions, we want to liberate the thousands of enslaved persons in our own neighborhoods and help the survivors reclaim their lives.”

      He is not going to be sitting on his butt, he will choose his missions and liberate thousands. Send money. (You might want to research where your money will go)

    2. Anonymous7:58 AM

      I think your word desperate fits, SarahPac is running out and she has been putting up almost daily screeches about something/anything to get people to send her more money.

    3. "She posted 5 different posts about this."
      Maybe she thinks if she pretends to care about vets enough, they will rise up and demand that she be Commander-in-Chief.

    4. Anonymous9:00 AM

      Why is Dakota Meyer so desperate? Was he always or is it just since he signed up to be a Palin con artist?

    5. Anonymous9:06 AM

      I thought she doesn't need titles.

      The resignation of Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska was announced on July 3, 2009 and became effective on July 26.

      Palin announced she was resigning her office due to the costs and distractions of battling ethics investigations... what's the whole story?

      When will the Alaskan public have the respect to be told the truth?

  2. Anonymous6:25 AM

    There you go again Sarah, speaking on behalf of warrior bodies when you have no skin in the game. Loser.

    1. Anonymous6:57 AM


    2. Anonymous8:06 AM

      National Guard scandals disappear as fast as Track Palin scandals.

      It took until 2016 to have a discussion and nothing more being done.
      Finally, Track Palin's lack of combat experience is being discussed openly by news outlets.

      Lack of combat is one thing. Was the whole or part of the deal with Ak National Guard a fraud?

      Now these idiots can say they are patriotic, but if they don't like someone they are not
      patriotic. They have credibility because they are so important to the military and what they say is to be honored.

      What a crock!

      What happened to this?
      Where is the explanation and/or a redirection if they are moving. We would like to see the history that was on that site.

  3. Anonymous6:38 AM

    These men are the absolute best.

    But I'm reminded of Palin's embarrassing "attack" on Elizabeth Warren a few years ago (remember the Sarah Palin channel? Blechgagrff) Palin couldn't grasp why liberals were fighting for fast food workers' rights to a living wage-- aren't all libtards a bunch of vegetarian greenies, anyway?? It didn't make sense to her.

    This is the same thing. Her limited, childlike mind can't reason why a millionaire like Kaepernick is getting his jock strap in a twitch over the (alleged) injustices suffered by lower class blahs.

    It's called EMPATHY, Sister Servant's Heart.

    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      To be honest, I actually don't think it even runs *that* deep with Sarah. I think that was just the most venomous, bitchiest thing she could think up. I think she's basically just ADHD with a touch of Tourette's and she simply CANNOT bear to waste a "good line", even if it flies in the face of facts or reason or sanity or is contrary to other things she's said or claims she stands for.

      Let's face it; Sarah is basically Ann Coulter with no writing skills. "Hey, look at me everyone, I'm a hateful bitch!"

  4. Anonymous6:39 AM

    I'd much prefer to have "This Land is Your Land . . ." be the national anthem. I also do not understand why all the patriotic hype before sports events. Seems fake to me.

    1. Anonymous10:05 AM

      Yeah, I have a "Fox News conservative" friend and he once complained to me that "liberals won't even stand up and chant USA USA USA" and I explained to him that's not patriotism, it's just nationalism and basically the same as the Hitler salute. I suggested that conservatives should be asking themselves why they're so easily manipulated by anyone wrapped in a flag and/or holding a cross.

      He changed the subject.

  5. Anonymous6:42 AM

    I serve for his right to protest.. I don't serve for Police Brutality.. #VeteransForKaepernick


    1. Anonymous7:26 AM

      OT?“Get him, baby!” over and over as the fight progressed."In prison, he became notorious as a leader of white supremacist gang the European Kindred or EK." DEAD @ 19!

  6. Chew on this Sarah Boo Boo!!
    (Your teeth still work after rock chewing or whatever it is you ungracefully do?}
    No wonder your family knocks the shit out of each other with alarming regularity.
    Anyway. Chew away.

  7. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Thank you for posting this, Gryphen. Palin has told us how the military fight for our rights, well free speech is one of those, little Miss "Rock Runner" idiot. Koepernick is also now being slammed because of his race.

    Support a Republican - support a hypocrite.

  8. Anonymous6:52 AM

    OT? Read this>

  9. Anonymous6:58 AM

    Does Sarah's son stand up during the National Anthem? He probably does. But does he protect those at home? Or does he throw hissy fits and get drunk and threaten and physically hurt his girlfriend?

    Which is better? Acting patriotic where everyone can see, or acting with character and honor, when no one can see?

  10. Anonymous7:00 AM


    Is Track too busy getting drunk and beating his girlfriend's pregnant ASS to stand with our AMERICAN VETS in support of Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech?

  11. Anonymous7:06 AM

    "I serve for his right to protest" -- what a good way to put it.

  12. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Colbert throws support behind Kaepernick’s right to free speech — and explains why the national anthem is just ‘marketing’

    Rep. John Lewis backs Kaepernick: ‘You have a right to protest for what is right’

  13. For a woman who welcomed the AIP and basically sucked the toes of the Tea Party which kicks our government in the face---Palin has a lot of hairy balls to say who the hell should stand up for the pledge. She is about as fake as they come.

    As a fourth grader I refused to stand up for the pledge.
    My parents didn't make me and my teacher
    (a WAC from WW2) let it go. Amazing how the 1st amendment is always being bashed and the 2nd is always being sprayed in our face.

    Bravo to all supporting Kaepernick.

  14. So appropriate.."Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away"

    So what are you afraid of Sarah?

  15. Anonymous7:11 AM

    "that the word "hirelings" refers literally to mercenaries, and "slaves" refers literally to SLAVES.
    "Key not only profited from slaves, he harbored racist conceptions of American citizenship and human potential. Africans in America, he said, were: “a distinct and inferior race of people, which all experience proves to be the greatest evil that afflicts a community.”

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    1. Anonymous9:02 AM

      There really is nothing patriotic about our national anthem. It is a poem about one battle set to a stolen melody. It's a war song full of hubris.

      At it's fairly unsingable by an untrained general population, having a range of a tenth.

      If they really wanted a song that represented our country, they would have used America; "Oh, beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, etc." But that isn't a war song and to top it off, it was written by a WOMAN.

    2. Anonymous8:06 PM

      Francis Scott Key was on a British boat begging for the release of one of his friends, a doctor named William Beanes. Key was on the boat waiting to see if the British would release his friend when he observed the bloody battle of Fort McHenry in Baltimore on Sept. 13, 1815. America lost the battle but managed to inflict heavy casualties on the British in the process. This inspired Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner” right then and there, but no one remembers that he wrote a full third stanza decrying the former slaves who were now working for the British army:

      And where is that band who so vauntingly swore,
      That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
      A home and a Country should leave us no more?
      Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
      No refuge could save the hireling and slave
      From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
      And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
      O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

      In other words, Key was saying that the blood of all the former slaves and “hirelings” on the battlefield will wash away the pollution of the British invaders. With Key still bitter that some black soldiers got the best of him a few weeks earlier, “The Star-Spangled Banner” is as much a patriotic song as it is a diss track to black people who had the audacity to fight for their freedom. Perhaps that’s why it took almost 100 years for the song to become the national anthem.

  16. Anonymous7:14 AM

    Sarah is all about keeping up appearances. Fake patriotism, big flags, and touting her own horn about freedoms and exceptionalism, all the time, ad nauseum. Yet, never once, does she show true exceptionalism in her character. She rides on the tails of the heroes and winners and rahrahrah, touting them as her friends, where she lives precariously through their service to their country. She never offered herself, but brands herself as a warrior's mom, but that old meme is getting so tiring.

    She should stop speaking on behalf of people she knows absolutely nothing about and stop grifting off of them.

    Sarah Palin does one thing for publicity. Attack. Complain, whine, and attack some more. But where is she? Does she advocate for those without a voice? Is she working with vets for vets? Where is she during "Wounded Warriors" trips? Or are there not enough cameras around?

    1. Anonymous8:13 AM

      For the life of me, I don't know why anyone would pay attention to anything she has to say.

    2. Anonymous8:55 AM

      Sarah is definitely losing.

      It is only Dakota Meyer that is somebody and relevant. He can keep her going with some people and he can do no wrong since he has the medal and he is a hero.

      Only the Marine hero, Dakota Meyer matters now.

      The few that stick with her, have him and belief in their ideology, all the myths and family value.

    3. Anonymous4:09 PM

      The only ones paying attention to her now are the late night comedians looking for a target for laughs.

      Colbert burned her majorly this week over her hit by a rock speech.

  17. Anonymous7:16 AM

    Almost all the posts I have seen slamming the guy for not standing up have mentioned the money he makes. They don't give a shit about the National Anthem, they are pissed that a person of color makes more than they do. You know that is what chapped Sarah's ass.

    1. Anonymous8:11 AM

      I was raised in the south by racist parents who would sneer at african americans who drove expensive cars, or who wore expensive clothes. Notice I do not call them "my parents". Those people were/are awful and I haven't talked to them in years. i think calling them racist might actually be the nicest thing to say about them. You must be a racist fundie xtian to be in their clique. So, I know the type, 7:16AM and I think you hit the nail on the head.

  18. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Todd, Track and Da-Kotex squats when they pee

    Sarah Palin is the one who stands

  19. Dakota, whatever his faults, has a military point of view. Sarah has a political "what's in it for us" point of view. On another site, a longtime IM participant suggested it might be left-handed Bristol that slugged Sarah. Whatever the person in the building supply place said (no injuries on Sarah), I think Sarah was hit hard, and with a ringed left hand.

    1. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Dakota was a sniper, trained to kill. Sarah was in a much more knowledgeable and important military job. Her position as Commander in Chief gives her far more military significance. Sarah's "what's in it for us" point of view would be more military than a flunky that didn't obey orders and had to lie to get a medal.

  20. Anonymous7:32 AM

    She never missed an opportunity to call a black man a punk.

    1. Anonymous8:13 AM

      That's to distract you from noticing how thuggish her kids are. Nice parenting, $carry.

  21. Anonymous7:32 AM

    Since when did quitting public service become patriotic ?

    1. Anonymous8:49 AM

      Sarah is full of great ideas.

      She just goes on and on since she can.

  22. Anonymous7:49 AM

    O/T who noticed that in the photo of Palin on the hospital trolley being treated for her facial booboo she is wearing the Belmonts? Talk about inflated rhetoric! (rads cackling in the background)

    1. Anonymous8:46 AM

      Yes. She went to a lot of trouble to fake that pose.

      Why did she do that on an Amsco Delivery 4 table?

      Did Sarah go with the pregnant punching bag for her check up and set up that picture?

      Sarah did mention wedding plans. May be they couldn't agree on something and Track started throwing rocks.

  23. Anonymous8:07 AM

    Trump said yesterday he will bring back the pledge to the classrooms.

    Heil Trumpf.

    1. Anonymous8:56 AM

      Fascists are YUUUUUUGE patriots/nationalists.

    2. Anonymous10:27 AM

      That is so fucking stupid. Most states have laws requiring the pledge be said in schools. I keep seeing memes from stupid people insisting that kids don't say the pledge anymore. None of them ever asked a kid if they say it. Almost all of them will tell you that they do. Individuals can opt out but the pledge is said regularly in most schools.

    3. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Was this when the YUUUUUUGE patriot/nationalist, named Dakota Meyer, told people how to comment?

      Can't have freedom of speech if you comment to Dakota Meyer on the rubber butt fake.

  24. Anonymous8:09 AM

    Great Story:
    Sports star Travis Rudolph joins autistic boy for lunch.

  25. Anonymous8:41 AM

    Kaepernick is disgusted with the systemic brutal and unfair incidents that have come to represent our law and police force.

    He has every right to protest.

    Sarah Palin is a failed sportscaster who went on to fail at everything else. She is also a quitter. That is what she thought about her role in the military.

    Fake "combat mother".

    'When presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate last Friday, the Arizona senator emphasized her role as the commander in chief of the Alaska National Guard.Later, when questions were raised about Palin's lack of experience in national and international affairs, the McCain campaign pointed again to her military command experience as governor. Some reporters have tried to follow up."

    Question: What is America's first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States?
    Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.
    Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It’s on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units.
    As governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden's.

    As everyone knows, she just quit. No truthful explanation. How could anyone be more disrespectful of the military and postiions of power and the public they are to serve than a sudden quitting? No full exclosure of what it is really about?

    Sarah Palin should be exempt for any of her rhetoric on anything patriotic or military until she comes clean. From her tenure as Commander in Chief, first line of defense for nation, she owes big apology to Alaska and nation.

    Sarah Palin takes to Facebook to defend Alaska National Guard program and attack the President. Oddly enough not a whisper about the recent sex scandal.

  26. "Kaepernick - yeah, you're really "down with the oppressed" in this nation. Enjoying your $114 million contract, your previous adoring fans, sucking up a life of luxury... "
    Explains a lot about Sarah. She cannot imagine any reason or circumstance in which someone fortunate enough to enjoy great wealth would ever speak up on behalf of those who are not wealthy or powerful. In her selfish, uncaring mind, Kaepernick must be putting on an act, just as she does whenever she pretends to care.

    1. Anonymous11:29 AM

      ++++++++ to you Nefer, as always.

      The millions of $$$$$$, the adoring fans and the life of luxury is what Sarah desperately wants for herself and thinks she is entitled to. Actually, she and her deadbeat family did have all that for a few years, until the faux happy Christian family facade slipped away.

      Kaepernick just happens to be in the news due to this free speech controversy. He's entitled to his views, but unfortunately that makes him a convenient target for Sarah and others like her.

      Old John McCain was forced to pick Sarah as his VP, when he really wanted Joe Lieberman. In her gratitude, Sarah turned (like a rabid dog) on the mainstream GOP that brought her (an uneducated, lazy, sociopathic publicity whore) to the party.

      Palin has long been a joke and deserving of critcism, scorn and ridicule. With SarahPAC going broke and Facebook her only outlet for her crazy rants, Sarah seems more unbalanced than ever.

  27. Anonymous8:55 AM

    That's because the military truly understand what they fought for and they support his first amendment freedom to choose even if they don't personally agree with his decision or what he is saying or how he chooses to say it.

    Something a few here could learn from.

    1. Anonymous9:19 AM

      Sarah has 1,000s of fans that support her. Bristol is an inspirational role model. Now she has the Medal of Honor the family is blessed. It is a sign from God to go on with their contributions to the Americas

      "Absolutely amazes me that the Liberal mindset allows mocking the American work ethic. I’m so thankful all my kids work AT LEAST one job (most work two or more jobs at a time!), along with furthering their education… " Sarah Palin

      Sarah Palin's photo.
      - because military warriors seem more comfortable speaking from the heart on SOFREP radio.
      Listening to this interview is one of the most worthwhile ways to spend your valuable time. Dakota Meyer's comments begin 11 minutes in; his reference to Kaepernick is at the (32:00) mark.

  28. I've been wanting to ask a question of all these so called patriots who have been attacking Kaepernick for not standing during the anthem.....You're home, sitting in your recliner getting ready for the big game. The announcer says: please rise for the national anthem performed by your butt still in the recliner or are YOU standing for the anthem?

  29. Anonymous9:46 AM

    The police have always been special to the Palins. The same with the Secret Service. People like John McCain, and the Pentagon, Alaska National Guard and military. All special for the Palins. Sarah and her family would have been jailed a long time ago if not for those relationships.

    Todd Palin Is the Man for America Now
    'Two cops. They don't ring, they knock. Todd is sitting on his couch, facing the big double-paned windows that look out on his backyard and Lake Lucille.'

  30. Anonymous12:26 PM

    And this is how abjectly stupid Sarah Palin is--always grinding away about CONSTITUTIONAL rights!!
    .....except when Kaepernick exercises his 1st Amendment rights.
    Love the selective patriotism.
    Well her and assholes just like her have been thoroughly stomped into the ground by veterans the last few days haven't they :)

    Palin is just a pathetic hoe who latches on to whatever right wing garbage is trending on FB--just to grift some more off the even stupider people.

  31. Anonymous1:57 PM

    Kaepernick is still a tool and his little antics to try and stall his career being over won't work anyways. Nobody has snubbed or trampled his 1st Amendment rights. He has every right to his free speech, and to understand the true consequences of free speech. Public backlash, in the form of free speech.

  32. Randall3:28 PM

    Nit-wits like Sarah Palin and her ilk don't seem to be smart enough to realize that the flag is not the actual freedom that it represents.
    And that's a large part of the reason she is what she is: a has-been punchline of late-night comedians' jokes rather than any kind of serious, respectable politician.

    Sarah Palin has being relevant confused with being a bitch.

  33. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Sarah's all about the Franklins, Kaepernick is all about the Franklins and Social Justice. He has as much right to protest as she does down dogging and practicing activities from another religion's traditions. Pack it up, Sarah, America's onto you and aren't buying what you're selling.

  34. Anonymous5:10 PM

    And the media is spinning it 180.

    Tonight NBC news has how veterans are "outraged" and of course they have video clips to support it. You know, the same old same old "get out of the country" if you don't worship our flag the way we say.

    1. Anonymous5:51 PM

      They don't get their free speech like millionaire Kaepernick does? Free speech is a two way road doncha know


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