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    Dissing the Flag, Saluting the Flag: One of These Isn’t Political

    By kyle | April 18, 2017

    In a Monday column, I have a bit of fun with the NBC baseball writer who was miffed that we still honor the flag at ballgames.

    Topics: Movies | 6 Comments »

    6 Responses to “Dissing the Flag, Saluting the Flag: One of These Isn’t Political”

    1. kishke Says:
      April 20th, 2017 at 12:05 pm

      Clear differentiation. Epic whining on Calcaterro’s twitter feed.

    2. Jordy Says:
      April 20th, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Flag lovers dont like people like (((kiske))) that much is true

    3. K Says:
      April 21st, 2017 at 12:52 am

      Nice use of a dialectical argument in an era where “truth” gets a backseat to rhetoric and media narrative. In this case
      2017 Kaepernick = 1968 John Carlos.

      Ultimately futile though. Which is why we have Trump and not Cruz.

    4. Jordy Says:
      April 21st, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Only flag anyone cares about now is condeorate

    5. Jordy Says:
      April 21st, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      even white people dont care about red white blue anymore just stars an bars

    6. Obama bin Biden Says:
      April 22nd, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      Whats amusing is most of these anti American, anti white morons, including Obama, had or have mothers that burned coal.