Jim Jefferies Deconstructs Trumps Sudden War On Athletes

Submitted by: rumham 2 months ago in News & Politics


Leave it to Jefferies to make sense of it all.
There are 21 comments:
Male 8,183
Kneeling in front of someone is a sign of great respect, bowing is respect.  How is kneeling in the same breath as Burning, spitting, destroying the American flag?  These Military and Conservative snowflakes just get butthurt about everything nowadays.
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Male 2,717
*Not available in Canada, apparently.

I'll have to go looking for it.

In any event, I'd like to think my girlfriend won't be offended when I eventually get down on one knee.

I think taking a knee during your anthem is pretty respectful.
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Male 8,183
I have to start watching this guy.  Funny and makes sense.
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Male 2,716
One more point.  You would think professional football players would understand this better than anybody but here goes.  Just like the (just for example) 49'ers we as Americans are a team.  We don't always have to agree and we don't always have to like each other.  But we do have to pull the rope in the same direction.  Right now say it's 3rd down with 6 yards to go.   The RB gets the ball, breaks past the line of scrimmage but the defense's CB sensing a run is closing fast to stop him a yard short.  Now there's only one man in position on offense to put a block on the CB and spring the RB to convert.  Trouble is, he hates the RB with a passion....thinks he's a rotten fellow for whatever reason.  But if he lets that get in the way the whole team will suffer and the drive will most likely fail.  So he puts his feelings aside and lays a block on the CB.  First down and the drive continues!  
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Male 5,413
dromed I honestly don't understand why conservatives are having such a problem with the take-a-knee protests. It's about as non-confrontational and respectful a form of protest as possible. It also had nothing to do with the president or the office of the presidency until Trump decided to inject himself into the matter at one of his rallies.
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Male 4,379
squrlz4ever Doesn't bother me. I'm 'posed to be some kind of conservative. 
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Male 5,413
trimble Thanks, Trimble. It's good to be reminded that conservatives (and liberals, for that matter) don't all share the same views.
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Male 2,716
Can't separate the message from the messenger.  I'll say it again.  Keep up this kind of crap up and you'll punch Trump's ticket for the 8 year ride.  Such disrespect for the office of the President and the symbol of our nation says nothing about the President or the flag.  But it does speak volumes in other ways.  
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Male 5,307
dromed, "Such disrespect for the office of the President..."

Funny how you guys ignored that same sentiment for the last 8 years.
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Male 5,413
dromed I'm not sure what you're saying. When you write "Keep up this kind of crap" and "Such disrespect for the office of the President," are you referring to NFL players taking a knee or are you referring to Jefferies' commentary? Or both?
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Male 2,716
squrlz4ever Both and more.  The amount of over reaction to Trump's election has been staggering.  The press, academia, Hollywood and now pro sports divas...all in full bitch and whinge mode and it won't accomplish a damn thing except to serve to divide the country further.  Not one thing good comes from showing disrespect to the nation.  Sure we have problems but systemic racism isn't one of them.  Trump called out these sport divas and though I sure wish he'd keep his flap shut more often than not, in this instance he's correct.  
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dromed I have the First amendment right to burn the flag if I so choose. Screw your sides idea of respect. 

Republicans have the most demented views on what's respectful.
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Male 2,716
pleasestop Honoring the symbol of our nation and the sacrifices of those who died to protect it...yeah...that sure is a demented view on being respectful.  Just because you can parade around with a burning flag doesn't mean you don't look like a total douche bag doing so.  Go crawl back under your rock.
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Male 4,165
dromed If I showed you clear and undeniable proof of systemic racism, is your mind open enough to see it?

If, for example, I could show you clear and undeniable proof of systemic racism, what would you think then about the protests?  Would they be acceptable?  Would you like to join in?
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Male 2,716
daegog Why ask the question?  Links please.  But yes,  if there systemic racism please point it out.  I'll speak out against any form of racism systemic or otherwise.  But taking a knee for the national anthem won't solve anything.
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Male 4,165
dromed Because i want to know if i am wasting my time, i could link 2 or 5 but if you refuse to admit to systemic racism no matter what i post, then why post?  However, i shall take you at your word.

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As of 2015, African American youth were five times as likely as white youth to be detained or committed to youth facilities.

http://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/black-disparities-youth-incarceration/

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The U.S. Sentencing Commission stated that in the federal system black offenders receive sentences that are 10 percent longer than white offenders for the same crimes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-quigley/fourteen-examples-of-raci_b_658947.html

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According to the Human Rights Watch, people of color are no more likely to use or sell illegal drugs than whites, but they have higher rate of arrests. African Americans comprise 14 percent of regular drug users but are 37 percent of those arrested for drug offenses. 

https://www.hrw.org/news/2009/03/02/us-drug-arrests-skewed-race

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A report by the Department of Justice found that blacks and Hispanics were approximately three times more likely to be searchedduring a traffic stop than white motorists.

http://www.reformer.com/stories/racial-profiling-in-vermont,253209

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African Americans were twice as likely to be arrested and almost four times as likely to experience the use of force during encounters with the police.

https://www.aclu.org/news/department-justice-statistics-show-clear-pattern-racial-profiling?redirect=racial-justice/department-justice-statistics-show-clear-pattern-racial-profiling

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I had a nice article about how florida judges were out of control with their sentencing of black people and how the florida legislature had to step in to try to stop them, if you are interested i can try to find it.
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Male 3,776
squrlz4ever I too would like some clarification.  Jim Jefferies is a comedian first and foremost.  Comedians have taken digs at all presidents since...well...forever.  As for "Such disrespect", tell that to Obama and the amount of negative comments people made directed at the color of his skin alone.  Obama, regardless of his politics, is an intelligent, well spoken, thoughtful individual...Trump on the other hand deserves the criticism he gets.
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Male 3,776
I was just binging Jim last night.  His show is getting better and better every EP.  Funny funny man.
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Male 765
kalron27 Took him a while to get his feet I think, I was surprised to hear that he got this show. (His only other tv show got shut down after one season)

It must be doing some peoples heads in, having a foreigner tell it like it is ;-)

Jim's stand up is a must see, but in general - expect a distinct lack of taste!
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Male 3,776
stifler "It must be doing some peoples heads in, having a foreigner tell it like it is ;-)"

That hits the nail on the head.  It's his outside perspective that makes for some really insightful and hilarious conversations.  His interviews are on par with Noah and sometimes way more brutal.

I had the pleasure of seeing Jim live earlier this year, it was a fantastic performance.  
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Male 765
kalron27 You lucky bugger! I have never had the chance to see him live. I've seen everything he has ever recorded though, I like his humour, and brutality!

His rip into Bill Cosby was funny, as was his take on gun(s)/control. And to be honest, he was just saying what a lot of us down here think - but funny nevertheless.

His really early stage stuff (like when he was attacked on stage) is great
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