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You Can’t Stretch It Much Farther Than This

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:47 am

[guest post by Dana]

Just how the hell does this not diminish the bold and courageous act of Rosa Parks?

The president of the NAACP on Thursday compared Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the national anthem to Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955.

“It’s a lofty name, but it’s not a stretch,’’ Cornell William Brooks, president of the NAACP, told USA TODAY Sports of comparing the San Francisco 49ers quarterback to the civil rights activist. “We’ll let history be the judge, how consequential Kaepernick’s action is.’’

According to the report, Jesse Jackson is currently angling a way to get in on the Kaepernick action. Sounds about right.


18 Responses to “You Can’t Stretch It Much Farther Than This”

  1. Rosa Parks took a risk. She was powerless and stood up for her rights in the face of actual oppression she was facing.

    Kaepernick lives in a mansion and has publicists who advise him. He makes millions from getting his name out there with this fashionable, popular attack on his country.

    I somehow find myself able to make the distinctions that the NAACP cannot. How sad that organization has strayed so far from what it could have been today, when it’s needed.

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  2. Seriously?? The defiance of some young upstart millionaire living a lifestyle unknown to Parks in a time only dreamed of by her is the same thing?

    Dana (995455)

  3. thuggy illiterate nfl thugtrash have finally found their voice

    i got your rosa parks right here

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  4. his limo is bus-sized and he does sit in the back, dana

    Dustin (ba94b2)

  5. just keep picking away at the scab……..

    firefirefire (933c5b)

  6. Greetings:

    But, all things considered, his hairdresser is doing some marvelous things these days. Kind of an avant-retro look that will go nicely with his facial tattoos when his body work is completed. And, lucky for him, Fisco has lots and lots of choice for those services.

    11B40 (6abb5c)

  7. Throw the bum out! Millions of people are trying to get into America. We don’t need him.

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  8. Rosa Parks was no different than the Scopes Monkey Trial. Both were staged events to gain a desired result. In that vein, they are exactly like the multi-millionaire backup QB.

    NJRob (a07d2e)

  9. Most expensive backup quarterback evah!

    The Dana who isn't a 49ers fan (f6a568)

  10. You know, there was a time when some idiot would do this he would be fired from the team and ostracized by society. Now he gets TV and media time. The left has made liberals of us all nowadays.

    Seems no matter how bad, belligerent or incorrigible the behavior no retribution is ever delivered any more. We have become a nation of spoiled little girls.

    Rev. Hoagie® (785e38)

  11. Well, wasn’t Rosa Parks a plant meant to intentionally cause controversy?

    In the light, I can see Kaepernick being like Rosa Parks.

    Dejectedhead (26df9b)

  12. And which team did fullback-of-the-bus Rosa Parks play for?

    The real question here is what the corporate policy is of the NFL and the teams who make up the league.

    It is Colin Kaepernick’s employer who provides him the highly visible platform to draw attention wearing his NFL’s team uniform.

    If ‘Phooey CK’ was in the stands or his home or on a street corner in jeans and a t-shirt with no TC cameras around and refused to stand during the national anthem, nobody would give a damn.

    So now a league that denies on the job brain damage to its players occurs, protects wife beaters, and has paid the DoD for ‘patriotic’ displays now has a policy permitting its costumed employees to disrespect the country.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  13. What do you think would happen to an employee costumed as Mickey Mouse who refused to stand up for the National Anthem at Disneyland?

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  14. I’m a little shocked that thinking HRC should be in prison wasn’t a dealbreaker for them. Apparently, some things come before their now-habitual role as “race baiting idiots soiling the proud history of their organization whenever it will help a Democratic politician.”

    M Scott Eiland (1edade)

  15. Looks like the n double a cc is trying to get relevant…not working…

    champ (56cd04)

  16. One was arrested for refusing to relinquish her seat to a white passenger.

    The other financially gained from refusing to stand at time when everyone regardless of race was requested to stand as a sign of unity.

    Yeah. Totally the same thing.

    ohh and this:

    Fangbeer (f2e935)

  17. I can stretch it further: Mohammad Atta was like Rosa Parks, making a forceful statement about America’s treatment of his people.

    (note, I don’t actually believe this)

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  18. The NFL could require players to stand respectfully for the anthem as a condition of employment. Nobody is forcing them to play football.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

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