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View Diary: Clemson Fans Boo the POTUS on Military Appreciation Day (289 comments)

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  •  Who said anything about criminalizing? (17+ / 0-)

    Just because you are able to say something doesn't mean you should. The behavior was rude, boarish and embarrassing. There's a difference between that and saying it should be illegal.

      •  Exactly. It doesn't have to be illegal (9+ / 0-)

        to be tasteless, childish, offensive, disrespectful, and as you say, boorish.

        JON HAUGEN FOR U.S. CONGRESS! 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.

        by keeplaughing on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 06:37:38 PM PDT

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        •  Agree, and we don't have to STFU while (3+ / 0-)
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          WakeUpNeo, Onomastic, glorificus

          racists on the other side are booing the president.

        •  ... and truly disappointing and disheartening. (3+ / 0-)
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          Grizzard, glorificus, marina

          Shame on each and all of those who participated in this truly despicable and divisive display of disrespect for all our current and past Service members, Veterans, and our Commander in Chief.

          Hope they had fun at their fucking football game!

          (Stuff that really matters, ya know?)

          As the diarist rightly notes; "There is no honor in that display."

          They might just as well as have pissed on the graves of the men and women named on the school's Scroll of Honor Memorial and all who have given their lives in service to our Nation:

          Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran and walk-on receiver, will lead the Tigers down The Hill today at noon. He will carry an American flag as Clemson celebrates Military Appreciation Day.

          “I’m honored to do it. I’m pretty ecstatic about it,” Rodriguez said. “To see the crowd go crazy with all the veterans there, it will be awesome.”

          “Our military is so under-appreciated for what they do,” said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney. “Having the unique opportunity to spend time with Daniel Rodriguez has even further impacted that in my mind.

          “I think about myself. I think about my children. Here’s a guy that’s 18, 19 years old in some hole in Afghanistan, so far removed from the freedoms that we take for granted. It’s a different perspective.”

          (Excerpt from article linked by diarist, above.)

          Here's another idea for how donors might direct future funds to Clemson:

          Can you imagine if all the money that now goes to supporting sports programs were instead dedicated solely to projects such as the Scroll of Honor?

          The Clemson Corps maintains the Scroll of Honor to honor those Clemson alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice- those who gave their lives in service to their country. To date, 481 alumni have been identified who were killed from WWI through the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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