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Tim Thomas declines to attend White House ceremony
The Boston Globe ^ | January 23, 2012 02:48 PM | Fluto Shinzawa,

Posted on 01/23/2012 1:01:20 PM PST by bridgemanusa

Tim Thomas, one of two Americans on the roster, chose not to attend today's ceremony at the White House, according to GM Peter Chiarelli.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bruins; fredom; obama; rights
The 2011 Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins made their way to the White House today and their Vezina and MVP winning goalie (American) Tim Thomas declines the invite. The Liberals heads are exploding in Beantown because he is "disrespecting" the office. I, for one, applaud his exercising of his right to freedom of speech.
1 posted on 01/23/2012 1:01:25 PM PST by bridgemanusa
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To: bridgemanusa

That’s going to leave a mark.


2 posted on 01/23/2012 1:03:05 PM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% MORE sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: bridgemanusa

He’d have gone if the president were an American.


3 posted on 01/23/2012 1:08:31 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: bridgemanusa

Here’s some Carolina Hurricane “caniac” love for TT!! Awesome tender too!


4 posted on 01/23/2012 1:10:29 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: bridgemanusa

I don’t know Tim, but he obviously has high standards.


5 posted on 01/23/2012 1:11:26 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: bridgemanusa
In unrelated news, John Kerry reports suffering a broken nose and two black eyes in a hockey game.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2836710/posts

6 posted on 01/23/2012 1:18:09 PM PST by pogo101
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To: bridgemanusa
The same liberals who were so amused when a previous president had a shoe thrown at him?

Screw 'em.

7 posted on 01/23/2012 1:19:24 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Da Coyote
Quite a story, actually.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Thomas_%28ice_hockey%29
8 posted on 01/23/2012 1:20:20 PM PST by bridgemanusa (loan MA Conservative)
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To: bridgemanusa

Only two Americans on the Bruins team? The rest are Canadian?


9 posted on 01/23/2012 1:22:04 PM PST by DBrow
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To: bridgemanusa
It seems as if his crease is about to get a visit from an OSHA inspector who will undoubtedly find some workplace violations that will require him to do some safety training to reenter.
10 posted on 01/23/2012 1:25:53 PM PST by crusty old prospector
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To: DBrow

Mostly Canadian, bust also Fin, Slovak, Czek, German.. and.. I may have missed some. Heck, I don’t even think most American college teams are 100% American as many Canadian kids come down on scholarships.


11 posted on 01/23/2012 1:26:34 PM PST by bridgemanusa (loan MA Conservative)
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To: bridgemanusa

He wouldn’t bend, he wouldn’t bow, he wouldn’t burn.

(Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego)


12 posted on 01/23/2012 1:39:22 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: bridgemanusa

It is no different than any other professional sport. They recruit from around the world. I have a friend who played 25 years ago for the Swedish National Junior team. He was not quite good enough to make the Olympic team. He still got a full scholrship to the University of Maine to play hockey. He was not good enough to go pro. He went to work for a lumber mill in Maine.

His son MAY be good enough to go pro.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 1:43:57 PM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: bridgemanusa

Kick save and a beauty!


14 posted on 01/23/2012 1:45:53 PM PST by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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To: Graybeard58

Perhaps you ought to change your tagline to something from Daniel where that story is told...the Statler Brothers do a great song on that.

As to the goalie, I totally support his choice. I’d have found something else on my calendar rather than decline. Anything would do — teeth cleaning, dog grooming, oil change...you get the drift.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 1:47:15 PM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: DBrow

Rask and Chara are from Eastern European countries with no vowels in their names.


16 posted on 01/23/2012 1:49:41 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Graybeard58

One of my favorite Statler Brothers songs!


17 posted on 01/23/2012 1:56:37 PM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: skeeter
had a shoe thrown

...Maybe he should go and bring his skates.

18 posted on 01/23/2012 2:53:23 PM PST by gargoyle (...a well informed public and a well regulated militia...)
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To: T-Bird45; knittnmom
Perhaps you ought to change your tagline to something from Daniel where that story is told

I like this but it just won't fit in a "tag line":

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

I believe the name of the song is, "Fourth Man In The Fire".

My current tag line may cause someone who, mistakenly believes that the Bible says that "money is the root of all evil", to do a little checking to find out that's not what it says at all.

Eccl 10 v. 19 tells us, that's not the case at all and that money serves a very useful purpose and having it is not inherently evil.

19 posted on 01/23/2012 3:40:11 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Eccl 10 v. 19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.)
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To: gargoyle

Now that I’d pay to see.


20 posted on 01/23/2012 4:28:40 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Graybeard58

Right, it’s the LOVE of money, not money itself: King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


21 posted on 01/24/2012 6:11:06 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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