The beginning, obviously. No, I'm not offended by people just responding to me. I realize some people are offended when that happens to them but why should I let something like that stop me from responding? I was actually kind of hoping someone would at least read what I wrote before assuming what I am saying and argue something that had nothing to do with it. I'm not talking about you, of course, but I won't name names, tho. ;)
Thank you for the concession that the point is moot on the kneeling front. That is very intellectually honest of you. Yes, that was the assumption that he was being black balled, however that doesn't mean liberals were right (as they are often wrong, too). Nor does it refute my claim that liberals weren't telling the NFL to rehire Kaepernick (as I do not know him personally, but I understand why people choose to write his first name as it is easier for them) or that he should play.
It was more, they wanted the NFL to shit or get off the pot. Either fire him or actually reprehend him or let him play. Don't pretend it's an injury, as they wrongly thought. However, if they were right that the NFL was still thinking about how to proceed and were, actually, black balling him (which would make the liberals right), well, contracts are tricky things. They're even trickier than a simple TOS as there are far more protections granted to the individual and the corporation while TOS are usually rather one-sided. I'm only guessing that Kaepernick did not technically violate any of those terms. So, they probably couldn't fire him if they even really wanted to and were just trying to cautiously figure out how to legally proceed. To my knowledge, none of the owners seemed upset by this and, probably quite enjoyed the controversy bringing national attention to the NFL.
Also, when he was called out for not standing, he began kneeling as a compromise. One that went thoroughly ignored by our side who would prefer people stand, as I do. However, unlike most people from our side, I didn't really think much of it. People are free to disrespect America, including it's own citizens, and I just respectfully disagree that Kaepernick was trying to do that.
I hope you do not find my "books" off-putting but I would think a politics section would be more about discussion rather than simply sports trash talking. If I wanted that, I would be in the sports memes. Which, ironically, I suspect are probably far more polite than the politics section of ImgFlip.