Well stated alprova but I think you are wrong. Most NFL players really do play their heart out week after week and most prepare year round to improve. There are some athletes in professional leagues that are amazing. The NFL needs to do something to avoid crippling injuries. They have gotten so big and fast they are like lethal weapons.
the NFL has been found guilty in the court of media and public opinion. Convicted, sentenced to life with no chance of parole. Stone him, stone him to death the mob cried. To hell with rehab and punishment that fits the crime, we the people want revenge.
Most employers maintain an innocent until proven guilty in a court of law position on most non work related events and issues unless there is a contract specifically stating otherwise. I suspect the NFL does have such language giving the owner and league the authority to take any action deemed appropriate. The commissioner does not have any obligation to do anything other than what the owners have in the contract and league rules or policies.
The NFL need not worry about losing the fan base. Americans have short memories and will forgive quickly if it doesn't interfere with their entertainment or political ideology. The proof is in Washington D.C.
WTF, this forum is no longer fun with all the personal spats with nothing to do with the cartoon or other headline issue. Preaching and taunting occupies a lot of space.
alprova said...You're probably right. But the man is hardly the first to screw up a promise and he will not be the last to do it either.
So true. Some, including Hillary, are already letting their alligator mouth overload their chickadee a$$. They also know most voters will not know when it is a flat out lie or just a stretch of the truth. Do you think Obama will endorse Biden?
It's not just up to him, yet he's taking all the heat for it.
He is the one that promised to close it when he was campaigning.
Who should take the heat? I doubt an order to close Gitmo would be something that just came up in a private conversation. I believe like many promises made campaigning he didn't know what he was talking about, if he knew then he intentionally misled people which is a nice way to say he lied to us. He has learned there is not any better options for those held there. The fact is there may be a need to add to the population of Gitmo as the war that is not really a war progresses.
alprova said.. The only thing the President is standing firm on, is no troops. Other than that, the Pentagon is calling the shots.
That is a pretty good shot. They are expected to win with one hand tied behind them.
alprova said...I suspect he has, but was overruled. Who exactly overruled him is unclear. The Pentagon has most assuredly called for it to remain open.
Your suspicions are not confirmed by any news media and he most certainly would have let it be known in a press conference and photo op. You are correct regarding all the complex hurdles.
alprova said...If you don't believe that the Pentagon overrules the President, then explain wehy Gitmo is still open.
Has the commander in chief ordered it closed? Would it not be a punishable offense to fail to follow orders from the main man?
The current middle east strategy is all his. The generals are following orders although many in the pentagon do not think it is the correct strategy. It is not the first time the president has not listened to the pentagon. Ever notice how those ears look like open doors on a taxi cab? They don't seem to improve his hearing.
alprova..do you think Obama believes there should be a one world government? George Soros is receptive to such and has opined on the value of a world governing body similar to the European union.
At times it appears Obama thinks the world should all hug each other then share and share alike regardless of contribution or lack thereof. He may even think he could bring that about if all those involved would just do what he says.
alprova said...The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons."
Was that before or after he did not deploy the missiles Russia objected to and NATO supported. Obviously he has Iran quaking in their boots. He is non-confrontational except with congress.