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The Seattle Seahawks Are Some Bitches. I’m Actively Rooting Against Them All Season.

The entire Seattle Seahawks team is a bunch of bitches.

Since Colin Kaepernick’s protest against the anthem became public, several players (and teams) from the amateur ranks all the way to the professional have joined in in hopes of pushing forward a conversation to spearhead change. The protests have seeped into other professional sports and will likely continue to do so for a while to come.

Unfortunately, and despite the point of the protest to shed light on and move the needle on injustice and police brutality, especially towards people of color, lots of people don’t get it. That’s expected. Many, many people, especially smart people, are intentionally obtuse and dense when it comes to the plight of others. Even some of the “others” don’t realize that racism is still a thing. I’m looking at you Lil Wayne. Just because white people come to your shows doesn’t mean racism isn’t a thing, you dolt. And Cam Newton? #girlIguess. Both of y’all are some bitches, too.

But they aren’t bigger bitches than the Seattle Seahawks. Shortly before Week 1 of the NFL season began, Doug Baldwin of the Bitchass Seattle Seahawks let it be known that the entire Seahawks team was going to participate in a team-wide demonstration. In some way, they’d been moved to action, but as opposed to a single man, such as Kaepernick, taking the burden, the entire team was joining the fray.

Could it be that an entire roster of NFL players would stand on the side of injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere? Could it be?

Of course not. When the dust settled and Seattle began their season against the Miami Dolphins, the motherfucking BitchAss Seahawks, after a buildup towards “something”, walked onto the field arm-in-arm in an act of solidarity to show unity, on 9/11 no less, to build a bridge, as opposed to being divisive and disrespectful to the military act of sitting (or kneeling) during the national anthem. Or some shit.

Across the way, four members of the Miami Dolphins were not being bitches and stood up (rather sat down) for something.

Because of this act of brazen bitchassness, I’m actively rooting against the Seattle Seahawks for this season. The TEAM of Seattle decided they’d do this together, so because they’re all unfied (they can’t possibly be that unified about this), I’m rooting against them all. They did nothing more than hit America, and the Black community, in particular, with an #AllLivesMatter stand. Fuck them the long way.

It was reported that before the “act”, the team was going to kneel, but some folks didn’t think that was appropriate as it might be deemed disrespectful to the military (it’s not), so instead of making a unified act that demonstrated that the team, or organization was enlightened enough to realize that there are pervasive issues in this country that need to be addressed, they caved to team pressure and effectively did absolutely not a gotdamn thing by walking onto the field united except show that nobody gives a fuck about Black people unless its on their own terms and doesn’t potentially offend anybody else. I don’t know why the folks who wanted to kneel – if there were that many – didn’t just do that. We have proof daily that erybody ain’t on team #BlackLivesMatter or team #Justice. Everybody’s not going to respect the methods either. I thought it was crazy that a whole TEAM was going to make a statement that meant something. Luckily, I wasn’t proven wrong.

But they wouldn’t know that because they’re a bunch of bitches.

You know, I will say that in an odd way, there’s been a tremendous silver lining to the conversation that Kaepernick started: I’m learning more and more each day how bitchmade a lot of athletes, entertainers, and people are. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t expect much out of people as a whole anyway, but there’s a difference between not expecting anything and people ACTIVELY proving why they are stupid. The more people offer their opinion on what Kaep started doing, the more information I have about who they are as people. I now have opinions on individuals I never had a reason to before. So many people are also illustrating just how uninformed they are or how much they’d rather make the conversation about an act or a symbol as opposed to what the acts or symbols represent.

Basically, there are a lot of bitches out there who either don’t know, don’t show, or just don’t care about what’s going on in the hood. Doughboy did not die for this shit.

But since the entire Seattle team is full of bitches, I hope that they give up 50 points on defense every week and that all the sex Russell Wilson is getting from Ciara now makes him perform horribly in the pocket. That’s a pun. I hope that Doug Baldwin drops a game winning touchdown in the endzone that keeps Seattle out of the playoffs while Richard Sherman gets lined up against every team’s #2 receiver all season and still nobody throws the ball towards him.

Seattle beat Miami; bitches win every so often. But I hope that Seattle loses big. I wish injury on no man, but I wish losses upon losses on the franchise from Seattle.

I’m sure they will beat the Los(t) Angeles Rams on Sunday, but I will still be rooting against them withy my whole heart?

For being bitches.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • This has Richard Sherman’s name all over it.

    • Kas

      He was woke for about half a second.

    • brothaskeeper

      I read your comment too fast and thought you wrote Richard SIMMONS. That protest would’ve looked VERY different.

      • Tambra

        Imagery!

      • TeeChantel

        Dead.

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    • 4yoin4
      • lkeke35

        Saw that! No lie in it.

      • Blueberry01

        Everything in it is truth! There’s also a dope museum in Philly called The Eastern State Penitentiary, which highlights the same truths in a real-life way.

        • ESP is the creepiest place I’ve ever been. Even on a bright, sunny day, the halls were haunted and oppressive.

          • Blueberry01

            True, it was quite depressing. I had never been to a prison before either.

            However, when I visited last month, they had an exhibit which I believe is called, “The Effects of Mass Incarceration in America”. It highlighted all of the poignant truths expressed in Jay-Z’s op-ed in an interactive way.

            The white people had no choice but to question their racist ideals once we were done the audio tour.

      • Chinasa
    • All over it with his DUMB, COLORBLIND AYUS.

    • Run

      Please. This is Russell Wilson’s dumb, corny-a$$ sh*t!

      I have stood up for that guy to no end, defending his choice of a woman (Ciara is a good pick, IMO) and charges that he wasn’t black enough (wetf that means). But he stepped in it with me this year.

      Russell Wilson and the entire Seahawks team (except for Jeremy Lane) are b*
      Cam Newton (biiiiiiiii tch)
      Jerry Rice (biiiiiiiii tch)
      Shaq (biiiiiiiii tch in blue)
      Charles Barkley (c00n)
      Ray Lewis (biiiiiii tch should know better after his murder charge)
      Gabby Douglas (chickened out when people saw her protest)
      Michael Jordan (30 years late taking about racism, b*!)
      Magic Johnson (he stood up only when he could gain something material from it)
      Grant Hill (same as Magic)

      Big-ups to Russell Simmons, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, CP3, and others.

      Where you at Will Smith? You talk about racism existing, but that’s it. You don’t DO sh*t!
      You hiding out Denzel?
      Sugar Ray Leonard, I’ve never seen you protest anything. You were supposed to be baby-Ali.
      Donovan McNabb(erton) looks like black stabberton right now.

      Boycott their movies, restaurants and business ventures until they pick a side! Quit buying Air Jordans, etc.

      We need to start a long list of black celebs who refuse to take a stand.

      • Marsha Simalo

        Deep??????

      • I agree with you for the most part. However, I think we have too high of an expectation for celebrities. Some of them are stupid and should keep their mouths shut. We often get disappointed when we expect things from people that they are unwilling or unable to give.

      • David

        See the problem is, that we white people don’t want “conversation about race” along with our sports. We don’t need to watch black athletes that much. The sports really are good, they’re wonderful athletes, but this pushes it over the line for a lot of us. If all major black athletes were making this “cause”, whites would largely stop watching.

        And when there is such a protest, so what? It’s not telling us anything new. I’ve heard various black and non-black voices my whole adult life saying no matter what special programs there are, “there’s more to do”. Well as far as I am concerned, we’re done. Meaning that in the all-black hood, I don’t wish you harm, but I don’t feel responsible when there’s violence. It’s your place, make it good yourselves.

      • RBS

        Nah. While Wilson has mastered the game of neutrality, this is Richard Sherman all day. He’s the voice of that team, and Mr. All Lives Matter in the media (see Undefeated interview with Domonique Foxworth). And add Michael Bennett to the Jeremy Lane category on that team, he’s been outspoken on these issues.

        And regarding Lebron, Melo & CP3… I guess… But did they really do anything except play both sides?

    • Ifasebee

      King Bitchass

  • GoT aNy pInS PaNaMa?

  • NonyaB

    I wish tell us how you really feel for once, PanaMayne. All this holding back won’t do you any good.

  • Negro Libre

    Every Away game should have Future sing the national anthem

    • Hugh Akston

      Don’t know why I laughed so hard for this lol

    • Tambra

      So Future’s being let out of the dog house now?

      • Kas

        I think because he sucks so much, it would be the ultimate in disrespect.

        • Tambra

          Ohh now I understand

  • Tarik

    “Disrespectful to the military.”
    The same US military that didn’t want to accept women, non-white males, non-heterosexuals, and transsexuals? The military dissed nearly everyone. All lives have certainly NOT mattered, not even when it come to fighting for a country.
    Athletes should do one better than Kaepernick and turn their backs on the flag and anthem.

    • Juxtapose
    • Moderate Democrat

      How about the paycheck?

    • TeeChantel

      They need to fall back with the “disrespectful to military” rhetoric

    • Gibbous

      Well, the military HAS been at the forefront of desegregation, women’s equality, LGBTQ & trans acceptance.

      Right now they’re still ahead of the country in how they run they’re “company” in how they deal with these issues. They still have LOTS of issues, but they’re a step ahead.

    • Blueberry01

      The same military that when they come home from their service may or may not have a job, housing, or adequate health care….

      • Kas

        Hush your mouth

        • Blueberry01

          Okay, fine. ? But, not for long.

          • Kas

            You keep going around spouting the truth and you likely to get got

    • Denise Clay

      My father was in the military. It’s been all I can do not to bitch slap people when they kick that “disrespectful to the military” crap to me about this. The Constitution mandates protest. Miss me with that “shut up and stand up” crap.

  • Juxtapose

    At least 3 cops were shot yesterday, according to the MSM. Sad.

  • Tambra

    Trolls are out.

    • brothaskeeper

      When they go low, we go high.

      • Cheech

        And he did go pretty low.
        I liked the way he rocked the fitted with the cubic zirconia stud.

        • Tambra

          Not even a snake could go as low as that one.

        • brothaskeeper

          Gotta coordinate, I guess. God gave us the block feature for a reason.

          • Tambra

            Boy say that again.

      • Tambra

        I was like what the heck.

  • brothaskeeper

    Sadly, I think all the people who are up in arms about this protest would take the issue of social injustice more seriously had it been Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers taking a knee.

    • I woke up this morning to see that our Eagles plan on taking a knee too.

      • brothaskeeper

        The whole team?

    • Question

      I say this all the time. I’ll start believing Corporate America when they say they care about diversity when the Chief Diversity Officer is a white male. Until then, whatever.

      • NonyaB

        That’s actually disastrous because a member of the group least/not affected by marginalization has little/no insight into the issue. The best solution has to include people from the worst affected group (POC especially WOC). It’s why Apple hasn’t progressed on that front (white male CDO) and why Twitter won’t either (it hired white male CDO from Apple), neither will it progressing on online harassment (no POC involved in related key positions and teams).

        But it’s really the CEO’s job to prioritize it and make the management do the same. Hiring a CDO passing the buck.

        • Question

          But what does it mean for a Black woman to be running around trying to hire other Black and Latino people when there’s no buy-in, no support from white males? If mentorship is key to success in corporate America, at some point White men are going to have to take a seat at the table and actively participate, not just hand it off to some person of color to play with in a silo.

          Apple’s CDO is a black woman.
          Twitter’s CDO is a white man. I’m willing to bet he will make more headway because he can talk to HIS peers about why they need to participate and get on board.

          I do agree that hiring a CDO is passing the buck. If diversity isn’t built into individual leadership metrics, and tracked and measured like everything else, its just lip service.

          • NonyaB

            Apple has no CDO but it’s head of HR is a BW. Up until this this year, it had a WM as CDO, which they did not replace when Twitter hired him away. Guess they figured a BW is a better look but what’s the point without concrete change? Eh, can’t expect more from a co. whose WM CEO successfully persuaded shareholders to reject a diversity plan to accelerate recruitment of minorities as company leaders.

            I’m equally doubtful on Twitter’s WM CDO because a) He didn’t achieved much at Apple – their diversity stats still suck and they refuse to breakout details because almost all women and minorities are in lower rung retail positions, not management. b) Talk is cheap – even the CEO has acknowledged the problem, including having townhall with POC staff and users, etc. But unless CEO specifies details like X staffing goals must be reached by Y date for each section, no dice. Sadly, lip service IS the name of the game.

            • Kas

              Senior management at my firm has always touted diversity but the ranks of senior management have remained white (white woman have made some inroads). Just recently have they started focusing on where the breakdown is since we hire a decent amount of minorities into entry level positions. My personal opinion is that it will requiring hiring in people of color into high level positions, since mentors tend to mentor people who look and think like themselves (I.e., white middle and upper middle class).

              • NonyaB

                Sho’ nuf. If it is agreed that qualified minorities exist for snr positions, then hire them now instead of making more excuses. I’m loving how tech co.s can no longer hide because we see the stats (which they must now release or others will do it for them). The pipeline excuse is also bullsh*t: minority means fewer of, not none of.

                There’s a reason why places like Norway and Germany take the hard approach and mandate 40% and 30% respectively of company board positions must be held by women by X date. They’ve talked themselves blue in the face, the qualified women are available, so it’s not ignorance, simply inertia and often resistance. Companies say govt gets too nosy but this is a perfect example of where it’s useful.

                It is also documented that WW gain the most from diversity initiatives,
                hence why I have zero patience for those who want to push for women with
                pushing for intersectionality and WOC.

                • Question

                  And what’s crazy is companies with diverse leadership ARE more successful. The studies have been done – better customer retention, less risk taking, more long term strategic thinking.

                  I forget who did the study but it was on NPR about ~2 weeks ago – companies with people of color and women in c-level positions outperformed the S&P by like 500% (the numbers weren’t nebulous).

                  • NonyaB

                    Exactly. There’s now more than a couple of studies identifying that fact AND the news is spreading. Also in tech, there was something similar showing how underfunded female-led companies are, yet they had way higher capital efficiency and performance. But actual changes to reflect that people heard the message? Lagging. SMDH

                    • Question

                      I wonder why. I mean – if you’re all about returns and female lead companies offer higher returns (or better chances at it through higher capital efficiency), what’s the hold up? Like are people with the $$$ consciously aware of the fact that their decision making counteracts their stated goals? Or do they just not care? Or is it some “culture” bs excuses like “I don’t know how to relate to women” or something…?

                    • Blueberry01

                      What’s the hold up? Misogyny.

                      Even though the female-led companies offer higher returns, some men still won’t acknowledge it. It probably hurts their ego.

              • Question

                Note: With what you’re about to read, I am not at all suggesting that the problem is that enough of us don’t try….

                Here’s an honest question: Do people of color want these high level positions? Said differently, are we *that* interested in riding it out, fingers-crossed we get picked, with NO support? I know its a different generation, but among my b-school homies, almost none of us is interested in exec level corporate America. Close friend of the family used to be a c-level exec of Target (brother), and he’s started mentoring my husband. On their first golf outing my hubby came home all dejected talking about “I dunno if I wanna do this”.

                How many of us want to work ~30+ years for Chevron, Raytheon, Bank of America, Disney, Mattel, Caterpillar, Walmart? Living in crap cities, getting jerked around for assignments (hey, do you want to go open a new plant in WhereverTF, Missouri? This is your shot, you better take it. Well, we’re not sure if we can help you get your kids in school even though we just did it for James who moved to London. Oh and if it comes down to your kids and their schooling, we may question whether you’re a team player. Oh, why weren’t you considered for Jane’s new position in San Francisco? Timing; it happens. So how about Missouri?.) Not to mention the salary hits you take by staying with the same company forever hoping it all works out on the other end.

                I think a number of us are doing the math and coming to the personal conclusion that it isn’t worth it

                • Kas

                  Funny that you wrote this. I was going to add, but got too lazy something similar. A little over a year ago I ended up having drinks with someone senior, but not executive suite level. He clearly liked what he did and was full in on the company kool aid. However, as I listened to him talk about the all the relocations he did to get to his level, all I could think was it wasn’t for me. I went into corporate America with the idea that it would be a short stint on my way to having my own business, but life happened and I’m still working for the man. That was a long way of saying I completely agree with your last sentence.

                • NonyaB

                  “Here’s an honest question: Do people of color want these high level positions? ”

                  There IS a study on this which identified that BW want leadership positions and tend not to suffer from impostor syndrome! I’ll paste if I find it. I’m all about that climb: if I hadn’t swerved into tech/startups, I woulda been that b*tch saying “bring it”! As long as I can see it leads to a path at the top, I don’t mind travel and typically, when in sh*tty cities, intense work means time goes fast and you just get into cycle of heading outta town on weekends for leisure.

                  • Question

                    Thanks for posting the article!

                • Blueberry01

                  The realest s h i t you ever wrote..

                • Kas

                  Literally just woke up from a nightmare where I was back to working in investment banking. In the future let’s please refrain from discussing climbing the corporate ladder in the comment section.

                  • grownandsexy2

                    I still have nightmares. Wake up in a cold sweat sometimes.

                    • Kas

                      My anxiety ones are the worst and literally on repeat. How many times am I going to have to worry about not finishing the same same paper. I am almost 17 years out of grad school now.

            • Question

              I’m with you. Corporate America is king/queen/supreme ruler of lip service.

              • conlakappa

                As is Nonprofit America so… such that… America.

            • kingpinenut

              Last year i got an offer for twice what I’m making now because “we need black folks”

              i was shocked they were so open about it.

              I told them “nah yall ypipo go too many issues.”

              • NonyaB

                Not surprised, heard couple of similar stories. How mindblowing and annoying is it to basically have people admit they know you’re qualified but chose to deny/ignore it until now and to have to refuse because the offer is just too poisonous? It only makes sense to accept in a very calculated move (e.g. you plan a 1-1.5year term and leverage it to another higher gig).

                • kingpinenut

                  Having been around boards and c-level folks for years the prospect of a higher gig was less than attractive.

                  Corp united states of america is still a good old boys club

                  Maybe it’s just capitalism…I don’t know.

                  • Negro Libre

                    It’s easy money and moral hazard.

                  • grownandsexy2

                    “Corp united states of america is still a good old boys club”

                    I remember one sharp azz brotha at a Fortune 500 company, who when it was time to make partner, asked one of the partners what were his chances.. He told him straight up that you know we don’t make blacks and women partners. Now mind you this BM was the go to guy at the firm, the name you heard all over the place cause he knew his ish. So he took his clients, another brotha, and opened his own firm. He’s quite successfully with offices in four cities.

              • Hugh Akston

                My current position sold me the idea of diversity…little did I know that I was going to be the face of it…there are only two guys there (me included) and four other ladies smh

                • kingpinenut

                  Had the same thing happen to a friend of mine. Plus they relocated him and his family whitelandia….

                  • Hugh Akston

                    That’s even worse

                    I call those places white ville lol glad to know others have their names too

              • Kas

                You are far more principled than me, I have to admit. A few years back my comment would have been dripping with condescension, but now it’s just admiration.

                • kingpinenut

                  I don’t know man. I’m just done giving white folks the benefit of the doubt.

                  • grownandsexy2

                    You are not alone. You rarely see a black male attorney in firms in Philly. They either go solo or 4 or 5 rent office space and practice their craft. I worked in a large law firm many years ago. 400+ attorneys. And only one was black.

              • orchid921

                It’s funny you say this. I’m thinking about applying to a job across the country because an old colleague (not a POC) is the hiring manager and straight up asked me if I’d consider applying. I’m thinking about it …

                • kingpinenut

                  Think long and hard about it…. being the token black face gets old real quick ( just my .02 based on life experience )

          • Jennifer

            In most companies, it’s for show. We talk about the same thing in the nonprofit sector: companies love to put a black woman in the role of outreach/diversity exec and then not offer them any resources to do the work necessary.

            • Beauty In Truth

              Very interesting.

          • I think you’re combining two separate issues. One is the ghettoization of POC and women into certain executive slots that, while high paying, don’t lead to management of operations. The other is the lack of diversity in large companies and how uninterested they seem in fixing it. Of course, we could try to encourage way more entrepreneurship aimed at growing large businesses with POC and women founders, but I have my doubts about actual interest with that all the way around.

            • Negro Libre

              I think it varies based on market conditions and the cozy relationships between governments and businesses.

              I remember reading a book by a progressive economist who was suggesting to liberals that if they wanted to achieve more progressivism in corporations that they should advocate for conglomeration. That conglomerates by their nature are a. have far less profit margins due to size and b. far more open to doing deals with the government due to high risks and fears of competition. When America had more of conglomerate economy, between the 40’s and 70’s: Labor unions were the most powerful they had ever been and workers were increasingly getting better wages year in and year-out.

              Then of course Michael Milken came around and messed that all up.

              The fact is that major corporations today, only engage in diversity measures for political/government contract purposes. I know a girl down in Boston who I went to UMass who used to Diversity recruiting for google; she did it for a year, saw it was hopeless and then decided to go into business herself as a recruiting consultant, she’s getting more done and more success doing that, than ever working within in the confines of Corporate America.

              Ultimately, if you was “disrupt” (the term of the day in tech…ugh) Corporate America, your best bet is to do it from the outside through business as opposed to through politics and activism (they’re too entangled into business nowadays anyways; See: John Boehner), always has been, always will.

              • Milliken was just the horseman of the conglomerate apocalypse. Changes away from tax policy that favored conglomerates and the modernization of banking from a relationship to a transaction basis destroyed the conglomerates over time. All Milliken did was collect the cash.

            • Question

              What do you mean by the “ghettoization of POC”?

      • Blueberry01

        Good point.

      • Moderate Democrat

        Oh, God, this whole thread is such bullshit. You want to know why black America isn’t making it into the upper ranks? Try reading the obvious:

        http://educationnext.org/actingwhite/

        I guess everyone here needs some kind of “study” to point out what is right in front of their faces.

    • Blueberry01

      Yup.

    • Run

      There are a few white people taking knees, and they still don’t like it or listen to the message. There are white players, trainers, equipment managers, and coaches on the (Seattle) Garfield HS football team. There’s a white professional women’s soccer player protesting.

      I don’t think Aaron Rogers, Drew Brees or Tom Brady protesting would change the hardcore bigots, but it might make the other whites think for a minute or two longer.

  • Hugh Akston

    Wait I don’t usually curse on here or real life but did bitches pass the jail test?

    Edit: seems it did…like fuck? Just testing

    • Kas

      We can use bitch in this piece?

      • LMNOP

        Why can we say bitch but not he!! or s e x

        • What the heII?

          • LMNOP

            What? Wow, I feel like a little kid suddenly free to swear and eat cookies for dinner.

            • H-e- and two capital letter i’s lol…

              • Jennifer

                HeII yeah! Thanks for the discovery.

          • Tambra

            Tell me you used the capital i

            • Indeed

              • Tambra

                Oh because I did the blackened thing and still ended up in jail

                • Disqus got dat night vision, youaino?

                  • Tambra

                    I found out at that point.

                • Blueberry01

                  I actually thought that was cool idea, too.

              • brothaskeeper

                You are what is known as a “genius”.

        • Kas

          HeII

        • brothaskeeper

          I kinda like all the different ways everyone spells s E x on here.

          • Kas

            I prefer the alternative spellings of all of the curse words.

          • LMNOP

            In general, I do too, but I feel like there are situations and contexts where you should call a thing by its name, rape and molestation are not “chexual” violence, and it kind of trivializes serious subjects to be using creative spellings and be constantly reminded this is a thing that is not okay to talk about.

            Although, if you’re talking about a cereal rapist, chexual violence makes sense.

            • brothaskeeper

              “Although, if you’re talking about a cereal rapist, chexual violence makes sense.”

              You made me LOL in the middle of church service!

            • L8Comer

              bahahahah

      • Negro Libre

        Disqus is finally responding to my complaints about moderation:

        https://cdn.meme.am/instances/49098424.jpg

    • YeaSoh

      Some brave VSB should test every cuss word they can think-up and post the “cans” and “cannots”. You’ll have to do it one at a time though. That’ll suck but…

      Thank you for volunteering. Looking forward to your results http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb114/princessmms79/gifs/Rachel-salute.gif

      • LMNOP

        I tried a few of them a little while ago, it looks like dam with an n is a no, so is sht, and s e x, which gets ridiculous when you are having serious discussions about like “chexually” transmitted diseases or “secksual” abuse.

        • I post damn all the damn time.

          • LMNOP

            What? I tried like 6 different words to see what if anything it would let me post. Maybe disqus gives you like 3 chances and then keeps your comment in moderation no matter what you say? That’s good to know about damn, though, and ignore what I said.

            • Kas

              damn

            • Cheech

              I love that it will let you post fuck all fucking day. But Gawd forbid you ever want to say hayle. Or even h e c k.

              • Hugh Akston

                lol yep and chex is a no go

              • LMNOP

                It blocks HECK? What the…

      • Negro Libre

        damn damn damn

        bitch bitch bitch

        fuck fuck fuck

        That worked!

        Muthafucka Muthafucka Muthafucka!

        Motherfucker Motherfucker Motherfucker!

      • Negro Libre

        Yeh, Ninja is still a no go.

        • YeaSoh

          Why thank you, Negro Libre. You’re a good e-friend

    • QueenAT

      A s s didn’t pass.

  • Kas

    I’m with you 100%. I would rather have them do nothing than what they did (motherfuckers want to have their cake and eat it to). Their attitude is likely why Marshawn Lynch retired. Finally, thanks for the weekend drop.

    • Blueberry01

      Exactly! That’s why I call b u l l s h i t. They’re doing too much to be seen versus inquiring why Kaep is doing it in the first place.

      They just don’t want him to protest.

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