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  posted on 5/27/2015 at 10:17 AM
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  posted on 5/27/2015 at 11:53 AM
Soccer is the next great sport in America and always will be.

I think that should be credited to George Carlin.

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  posted on 5/27/2015 at 08:40 PM
Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.

 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 07:30 AM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.

Another desperate example of how you are losing it.

 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 03:08 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


What's wrong with soccer?


 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 04:18 PM
Why am I now surprised?

Clinton Foundation donors included FIFA, Qatar host committee
By Rosalind S. Helderman May 27 at 6:01 PM

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/05/27/clinton-fou ndation-donors-included-fifa-qatar-host-committee/

This story has been updated.

Former President Bill Clinton served as the honorary chairman of the U.S. committee that worked unsuccessfully to win the right to host the 2022 World Cup. The surprise winner that year was Qatar--and it turns out that the Qatari committee now planning the massive event has been a major donor to Clinton's charitable foundation.

The soccer-related donations to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation came into focus Wednesday as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch alleged deep rooted corruption at FIFA, the world's soccer governing organization. Also Wednesday, the Swiss announced a criminal investigation into Qatar's 2022 bid. The Clinton Foundation has no involvement with the investigations.

[Successful Qatar bid for World Cup aroused among U.S. officials]

The foundation's donor records, posted on its Web site, show that FIFA, or the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, has donated between $50,000 and $100,000 to the Clinton foundation. The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, which was formed in 2011 to build stadiums and other infrastructure after Qatar was named the 2022 host, has given between $250,000 and $500,000 to the foundation.

The foundation discloses donors and the amount they have given the foundation over time, expressed in ranges; the organization does not provide dates of donations on its Web site. But a foundation official said FIFA paid a membership fee to take part in the annual Clinton Global Initiative event in 2009 and 2010. The New York event brings together world leaders, businesses and NGOs. At the event, private groups making public commitments to undertake specific charitable activities, which are then tracked by the Clinton Foundation. FIFA, for instance, announced it would build 20 community centers in Africa in conjunction with the South African World Cup in 2010.

As for Qatar 2022, a foundation official said the organization was a CGI sponsor in 2013. Sponsorships cost $250,000. The host committee also partnered with the Qatar National Food Security Programme, committing to use technology being developed for soccer stadiums at the World Cup to improve food security. (The Qatar National Food Security Programme has also donated at least $25,000 to the foundation.)

U.S. officials Wednesday unsealed indictments against 14 top officials involved with soccer, accusing the group of bribery, money laundering and fraud.

While the foundation has no involvement with the investigations, it's a reminder that the global philanthropy has accepted donations from many of the world's richest and most powerful players. Its donor list runs to 200,000 names, and includes foreign governments, Wall Street and foreign financial institutions, energy conglomerates and others. The government of Qatar, for instance, which aggressively sought the World Cup, has given the foundation between $1 million and $5 million.

The sheer breadth and power of the foundation donor base ensures that virtually any financial or legal scandal that touches major world institutions in coming years has a good chance of involving a foundation contributor, a potentially continuing headache for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she runs for president.

Bill Clinton traveled to Zurich in 2010 with a gaggle of celebrities pushing for the U.S. to win the right to host the 2022 tournament but FIFA chose Qatar instead. At a conference the next day hosted by The Economist, Clinton attributed the decision to FIFA's desire to "make soccer a world sport."

“They wanted to say, here's a good non-terrorist, non-bigoted way of embracing -- no really, I'm not trivializing this -- a way to embrace the modernization attempt of the Middle East," he said.



 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 07:29 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Surprisingly stolen from rush limbaugh almost verbatim.


Do you have just one tiny original thought???

 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 07:33 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Surprisingly stolen from rush limbaugh almost verbatim.


Do you have just one tiny original thought???

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 08:23 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Surprisingly stolen from rush limbaugh almost verbatim.


Do you have just one tiny original thought???


No tiny original thoughts here, babe. Ever.

Rush Limbaugh doesn't post here, though, so if I get an idea off his show it might go up. Besides, it wasn't even close to verbatim. I did it much better and I'm sure Rush would agree.


 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 08:25 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Surprisingly stolen from rush limbaugh almost verbatim.


Do you have just one tiny original thought???

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Are you a liar or just a hypocrite?




No, muletroll.

I listen regularly as a proud member of Flush Rush.

I note advertisers to contact about their sponsorship of hate radio.

Once again, you are wrong with your mindless accusations.

 

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  posted on 5/28/2015 at 09:21 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Surprisingly stolen from rush limbaugh almost verbatim.


Do you have just one tiny original thought???

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For someone who hates Rush Limbaugh you seem to listen to his show quite a bit.
Are you a liar or just a hypocrite?




No, muletroll.

I listen regularly as a proud member of Flush Rush.

I note advertisers to contact about their sponsorship of hate radio.

Once again, you are wrong with your mindless accusations.

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  posted on 5/29/2015 at 08:33 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Idiotic.

 

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  posted on 5/29/2015 at 09:56 PM
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Way to go soccer. My favorite.

At some point we will probably be forced to watch soccer. Watch it, accept it as equal, love it, embrace it and DO NOT complain about it. Sort of like gay marriage and Obamacare. If you say something bad about soccer it will be racist hate speech.


Idiotic.


That's sure the way things are trending.

 

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  posted on 5/30/2015 at 02:43 PM
LMAO! You guys could turn mowing a lawn into some sort of left vs right debate. Turn off all these media morons, stop quoting them and think for yourselves. It is what Americans used to do and hopefully some still do. They sure don't post here.

People who don't like soccer always feel the need to tell the world about it. Then act as if the world is forcing them to watch and accept it. Bores me to death most times so I don't watch it accept for my kids games. So I don't watch it. Pretty f*cking easy. I don't read about it, watch it, follow the various leagues or care who makes the World Cup. But I can easily accept that billions around the globe love it. I hope that they all have an amazing time enjoying it.

No one cares why someone dislikes soccer.

I don't follow cricket, rugby or tennis either. Very easy to do. No effort involved at all. But for those that enjoy them, I hope you have an amazing time.

Has nothing to do with left or right nor is it even an American issue. But don't let that stop you.

As for FIFA, nothing will change. Just as nothing changes with the Olympics.

 

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  posted on 5/31/2015 at 02:04 PM
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Has nothing to do with left or right nor is it even an American issue. But don't let that stop you.





It's an "Un American" issue apparently CM.

http://news.yahoo.com/ann-coulter-world-cup-column-182845703.html

Millions of Americans watched the United States advance in the World Cup on Thursday. Ann Coulter was probably not one of them.

In a column published on Wednesday, Coulter, the conservative pundit and provocateur, blasted the sport of soccer and trolled its U.S. fans, whom she refers to as "Americans" — quotes marks included.

"I've held off on writing about soccer for a decade — or about the length of the average soccer game — so as not to offend anyone," Coulter's column begins. "But enough is enough. Any growing interest in soccer can only be a sign of the nation's moral decay."

Coulter lists all the reasons why she says soccer is not a real sport. Among them: "Individual achievement is not a big factor."

"The blame is dispersed and almost no one scores anyway," Coulter writes. "There are no heroes, no losers, no accountability, and no child's fragile self-esteem is bruised. There's a reason perpetually alarmed women are called 'soccer moms,' not 'football moms.'"

Another: It's boring, she claims.

"If Michael Jackson had treated his chronic insomnia with a tape of Argentina vs. Brazil instead of Propofol, he'd still be alive, although bored," Coulter quips.

[Related: Yahoo Sports' full World Cup coverage]

It's not violent enough for Coulter.

"The prospect of either personal humiliation or major injury is required to count as a sport," she writes. "Most sports are sublimated warfare."

In American football, she writes, "ambulances carry off the wounded. After a soccer game, every player gets a ribbon and a juice box."

And despite the stellar ratings that Sunday's USA-Portugal game received in the United States (18.2 million viewers, according to ESPN), Coulter doesn't believe the sport is actually catching on here.

"The same people trying to push soccer on Americans are the ones demanding that we love HBO's 'Girls,' light-rail, Beyoncé and Hillary Clinton," she writes. "The number of New York Times articles claiming soccer is 'catching on' is exceeded only by the ones pretending women's basketball is fascinating."

Coulter claims she's not the only one bored by soccer in the States. "One group of sports fans with whom soccer is not 'catching on' at all, is African-Americans," Coulter writes. "They remain distinctly unimpressed by the fact that the French like it.

"If more 'Americans' are watching soccer today, it's only because of the demographic switch effected by Teddy Kennedy's 1965 immigration law," Coulter adds. "I promise you: No American whose great-grandfather was born here is watching soccer. One can only hope that, in addition to learning English, these new Americans will drop their soccer fetish with time."




 

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  posted on 5/31/2015 at 05:11 PM
"Is FIFA Going To Change?"

It would depend on the size of the bribe.
one hundred and fifty million is chicken feed,
Apparently the FIFA overlords have not learned how corruption really works.

The FiIFA bosses should attend a Clinton training session.


 

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  posted on 5/31/2015 at 05:42 PM
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What's wrong with soccer?


It's boring as hell. I am not questioning the intricacies and strategies or the athleticism associated with playing the sport, just the lack of scoring. The game reminds me of the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight, opponents sizing each other up, measuring and waiting for that moment that may never appear......


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  posted on 6/1/2015 at 03:59 PM
This cracked me up

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/world/americas/ex-fifa-official-jack-w arner-cites-onion-article-in-defense.html?referrer=&_r=0

 

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  posted on 6/2/2015 at 11:58 AM
Sepp Blatter just resigned. Whoa. Now things get extremely interesting.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2015 at 12:11 PM
I find soccer (futbol) terribly boring but this is interesting. Friday he is reelected as President and now he resigns?

I wonder if he is facing criminal charges.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2015 at 01:27 PM
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Sepp Blatter just resigned. Whoa. Now things get extremely interesting.


I wonder if this came from corporate sponsors threatening to pull money?

 

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  posted on 6/2/2015 at 01:31 PM
That could be part of it. ESPN is all over it.

 

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  posted on 6/2/2015 at 01:32 PM
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Sepp Blatter just resigned. Whoa. Now things get extremely interesting.


I wonder if this came from corporate sponsors threatening to pull money?


I'm thinking the corruption runs so deep it was only a matter of time before they connected things back to him.

It's been about a week since those who were arrested have had time to give their statements...ya think they didn't give him up?

 

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  posted on 6/2/2015 at 01:39 PM
As to the sport being boring, everyone of course has their opinions...I've always loved it but over the last three years I've gotten into it even more than ever being a Sporting KC season ticket holder, I find it more and more exciting all the time. The constant clock is such a different dynamic. Are there boring games? Sure. There's boring games in every sport.

It does seem interesting in that the people that don't like soccer will always take the time to go out of their way to tell you they don't like it.

I've also found that diehard baseball fans seem to have the most venomous dislike for soccer.

I do find it funny that friends of mine that will sit and watch golf for five hours on a beautiful Sunday afternoon have the stones to call anything else boring.

 

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