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Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama
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Posted on 01/23/2012 1:09:18 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama

By DONOVAN SLACK | 1/23/12 3:14 PM EST

There was a notable absence during a White House reception this afternoon for the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins: star goalie Tim Thomas.

Thomas refused the invite for "political reasons," Sports Illustrated reports.

The goaltender was the only member of the Bruins who wasn't at the ceremony, where President Obama congratulated the team on its victory. Thomas is a staunch conservative and is expected to explain his snub of the president on his Facebook page this evening.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bruins; cretininchief; fairyboy; gaykenyanmuslim; girlyman; hockey; naturalborncitizen; obama; obambi; realamerican; snub; thomas; timthomas; zero
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1 posted on 01/23/2012 1:09:21 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Posted just a couple minutes ago also


2 posted on 01/23/2012 1:13:08 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Let me be the first. Gingrich/Thomas ‘12


3 posted on 01/23/2012 1:13:42 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Sub-Driver

He’ll soon have a dreadful accident...


4 posted on 01/23/2012 1:14:28 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What would it take to mass moon, ala Braveheart, the Obummer somewhere?


5 posted on 01/23/2012 1:14:40 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“SAVE, THOMAS!!”


6 posted on 01/23/2012 1:16:25 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: editor-surveyor

Only if there are no divorce records to unseal and publish.


7 posted on 01/23/2012 1:17:11 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Heck, the hocky puck itself would have more honor, prestige, intellect and history of achievement than the Cretin-in-Chief.

Hooray for Tim.

You da man!

(And of course, the ObamaLoon is not a man in any sense whatsoever.)


8 posted on 01/23/2012 1:17:34 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for Tim Thomas - a man who walks the talk.

QUERY:

How many people who are unhappy with Obama or dislike him would still accept a presidential invitstion to the White like this one?

Not that it would ever happen for me, but I would get great enjoyment out of saying “HELL NO !!!!”

If only he would give me the opportunity.


9 posted on 01/23/2012 1:17:46 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Sub-Driver

Congratulations to Tim Thomas! GOD BLESS Him!
Tim Thomas for President in 2012!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 01/23/2012 1:18:28 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
As a life long Habs fan, I despise The Bruins. However, I am love'n TT right about now.

Sacre bleu!

11 posted on 01/23/2012 1:18:58 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: raccoonradio

or, as our excellent broadcasters would say ‘TIM THOMAS SAYS NO”


12 posted on 01/23/2012 1:28:05 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for Mr. Thomas. He will not bow to the kenyan marxist bas***d.


13 posted on 01/23/2012 1:28:23 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Sub-Driver
Thomas . . . you magnificent bastard!
14 posted on 01/23/2012 1:32:41 PM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Sub-Driver

Crap!! I’m from Boston and a die-hard Bruins fan I’m so thrilled he did that, but I’m curious as to how the vast majority of Mass. citizens are gonna handle it. They will be torn between loving their sports hero and worshipping Obama. As I always say, I’m so so glad to be out of that God-forsaken state.


15 posted on 01/23/2012 1:34:06 PM PST by USMCWife6869
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To: Puppage
As a life long Habs fan, I despise The Bruins. However, I am love'n TT right about now.

As a life long RANGERS fan, I despise The Bruins. However, I am love'n TT right about now.

16 posted on 01/23/2012 1:36:40 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tim Thomas deserves praise and acclaim for excercising his First Amendment right. I’m going to bet you he will be booed at the next home game. Don’t forget we are in the City of Boston, where the idiots roam.
Congradulation Tim Thomas. I only wish I could have said “kiss my .ss” the merry Kenyan. Thanks.


17 posted on 01/23/2012 1:36:56 PM PST by bramps (Slap Shot)
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To: Sub-Driver

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

(Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego)


18 posted on 01/23/2012 1:37:57 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: C. Edmund Wright

Stand by for an IRS audit, Mr. Thomas.

Worse than that, you may get a full body cavity search from “Butch” Napolitano herself the next time you fly.

Nonetheless, you are now my favorite NHL player.


19 posted on 01/23/2012 1:37:57 PM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty and big media fears Newt Gingrich)
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To: bramps

There is no way Thomas gets booed at a home game for snubbing the One. If anything he will get a standing 0! Bruins fans don’t tend do be a bunch of liberal socialists and if they were they would be beat up!


20 posted on 01/23/2012 1:39:48 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: NativeNewYorker
LOL!

Well, at least we're keeping it in the Original 6 family.

21 posted on 01/23/2012 1:41:42 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: USMCWife6869

After the Red Sox won the World Series and Curt Schilling became a vocal Conservative. People I know actually started downplaying Schillings contribution to the win. Even going so far to say they wished he never came here. Tonight I expect a few, “Tuka Rask was the better goal tender last year”.


22 posted on 01/23/2012 1:43:14 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Puppage
I understand your feelings....I'm a lifelong Rangers fan and therefore detest the Bruins. That said, I'll root for Tim Thomas in the future when he's not playing my team!

What is it with athletes with the initial's TT....they have ethics, faith and big cojones!

23 posted on 01/23/2012 1:45:32 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: NativeNewYorker; Puppage
As a life long FLYERS fan, I despise The Bruins. However, I am love’n TT right about now.

Actually I always sort of liked Thomas’ unorthodox style and moxy and knack for stepping up when it counts. Now it all makes sense.

24 posted on 01/23/2012 1:47:32 PM PST by 07Jack
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To: Sub-Driver

While I understand Mr. Thomas taking a political stand. I wonder if this diminishes the Office of the Presidency.

I have an excellent recording of Frank Sinatra performing for President Nixon at a State Dinner for the Italian Premier around 1973. Sinatra, was well known for supporting democrat candidates, in face he even campaigned for H. Humphrey in the 68 race. I thought it was classy of Sinatra to put politics aside and perform for the White House.

I do not support Obama and obviously Thomas doesn’t support him either. But the Office of the President does require a certain amount of respect.

I suppose that the argument could be made that Obama invites the Bruins to the W.H. to prop up his own image and thusly Thomas would not want to be used as a prop.


25 posted on 01/23/2012 1:49:29 PM PST by abigkahuna
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To: Sub-Driver
As a Buffalo Sabres and Bullalo Bills fan, I hate the Bruins and Patriots.

But Tim Thomas is now my favorite hockey player.

My son refused to get his Eagle Scout paperwork because it would have been signed by Bill Clinton. I tried to talk him out of that decision, but couldn't. Character Counts.

26 posted on 01/23/2012 1:49:55 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Iron Munro
"How many people who are unhappy with Obama or dislike him would still accept a presidential invitstion to the White like this one?

I would - it is a serious breach of etiquette to snub the head of state. I despise Obama, but I have great respect for the Office of President of the United States. I would go and be civil. Cold, but civil. And if I just couldn't bring myself to go, I sure as hell would come up with a face-saving excuse - a sudden illness, a dying grandmother - something. I think it is disrespectful to announce "political differences". I have little respect for the liberal types who snubbed Bush and I don't intend to emulate them.

Possibly I would wear a "Gingrich '12" button - I also value the first amendment. But, I also believe in civility.

Luckily, I have no reason to fear a White House invitation.

27 posted on 01/23/2012 1:57:46 PM PST by In Maryland ("Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth!" - Official Motto of the Main Stream Media)
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To: USMCWife6869

I can’t imagine standing there accepting an award from a fraudulent, marxist president. My principles are more important than getting a handshake from this man/child. I support his stance and would have likewise declined to be there. There are some things more important than sports and awards from fake presidents.


28 posted on 01/23/2012 2:06:21 PM PST by sgfan1212
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To: bramps

I don’t think he’ll be booed. Bruins fans are mostly blue collar conservative types. If he shows up at a Starbucks, then maybe.


29 posted on 01/23/2012 2:20:42 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good for him.

I came to the conclusion in roughly 1974 that if you even show up in the same venue as these socialist nutballs, you add to their credibility.

I have refused to do so since, even if ordered or encouraged to do so by employers, clients or coworkers.

30 posted on 01/23/2012 2:33:10 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: In Maryland

Love your comment and abigkahuna’s too. Totally agree. The OFFICE of President should be respected. The PRESIDENT....not so much.


31 posted on 01/23/2012 2:33:10 PM PST by bored of education
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To: nhwingut

I would do the same. Also that would apply to the trailer trash of the last Dem administration.


32 posted on 01/23/2012 2:35:09 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: In Maryland
Luckily, I have no reason to fear a White House invitation...

yet.

33 posted on 01/23/2012 2:37:20 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh no, now Zero will get angry and remember that hockey pucks are environmentally unsafe, climate-changing fossil-fuel derivatives. He’ll force the EPA to mandate only union-made, linseed-derived organic whiffle-pucks.


34 posted on 01/23/2012 2:38:39 PM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"political reasons,"

LOL. Years ago my youngest daughter who was in grade school at the time was asked to do a performance with a group for then POTUS clinton. My daughter 'declined' and when questioned by some teachers and the principal, she said 'because he's a jerk'. The principal called me and I laughed and said. sorry, I happen to agree with her.

35 posted on 01/23/2012 2:56:10 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

While his politics aren’t common knowledge among many hockey fans, Thomas hasn’t hidden his political leanings. He’s a fan of former Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck, once saying he aspired to appear on Beck’s talk show as a guest.

Big Government, a website founded by conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart, celebrated Thomas as a “true Tea Party patriot” for having “In God We Trust” and the Gadsden flag on his mask. From Big Government:

In addition to displaying his support for the Tea Party on the ice, Thomas is a FreedomWorks donor, giving generously right before the historic November 2010 elections, according to the FEC.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/bruins-mvp-tim-thomas-skips-white-house-event-203636656.html


36 posted on 01/23/2012 3:04:07 PM PST by kcvl
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To: USMCWife6869
I live in Boston and no doubt the backlash will be severe from the fans. Something along the lines of bringing up the subject of Curt Schilling.

Schilling, in case any FReeper does not know, was instrumental in the Red Sox winning the World Series in 2004. He underwent experimental surgery on his ankle twice just before the World Series. Without him, the Sox do not win the World Series. He should be revered as a hero in Boston but bring his name up around a lib Red Sox fan and watch them lose their minds.

Why? the man endorsed Bush on public television and the liberals went berserk. They could not deal with learning someone they admired and loved was a Conservative. But why would anyone expect a rational, balanced reaction from a liberal.

37 posted on 01/23/2012 3:06:14 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: Sub-Driver

Pens fan here but I love Tim Thomas! I’ve been looking at a couple of Bruins fan boards and they’re solidly against him. If Bruins fans drive him out of town, the Pens could take him in. Pittsburgh fans don’t care if players don’t want to go to the White House. James Harrison’s refused twice.


38 posted on 01/23/2012 3:19:31 PM PST by Varda
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To: Sub-Driver

TT might find himself magically detained in Gitmo for unknown reasons. How dare he turn his back on the One


39 posted on 01/23/2012 3:52:29 PM PST by eak3
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To: Sub-Driver
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama

That's raaaaaacist.

40 posted on 01/23/2012 4:18:07 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins goalie, snubs President Obama

That's raaaaaacist.

41 posted on 01/23/2012 4:25:38 PM PST by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: abigkahuna

Obama HUSSEIN is desecrating the Office of the PresidenT!
Mr. Thomas is standing up for the Office of the President
by dishonoring the Kenyan Terrorist who is a total Fraud with No Past History at all, all of it laundered in the past! GOD BLESS Mr. Thomas!!


42 posted on 01/23/2012 4:51:27 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Goalies rule!

Goalies are unique breed. Being the hero one day and the goat the next makes the skin thick. They let it all hang out and do not care too much what people think - if they did - they wouldn’t, no...make that couldn’t be an NHL goalie.


43 posted on 01/23/2012 4:58:43 PM PST by bluecat6 ( "A non-denial denial. They doubt our heritage, but they don't say the story is not accurate.")
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To: bluecat6

I have to agree and have been predicting as much Bruins to repeat.


44 posted on 01/23/2012 5:32:04 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: In Maryland

I dont think I could go. I would get too angry. Im sure SS would have to escort me from the building after they saw me look at him.


45 posted on 01/23/2012 6:09:56 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Sub-Driver

He can kiss his hockey career goodbye.


46 posted on 01/23/2012 8:09:17 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: Sub-Driver
WAY TO GO TIM! WOO HOO!

Man. Makes me proud there is someone who won't sacrifice their principles for fifteen more minutes of fame.

For those of you who haven't seen it, this is what his helmet was, at least at the beginning of last season:

47 posted on 01/23/2012 9:11:46 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver
I like it.

"SNUB"

How do you like that? A man who refuses to be used as a political tool by the most anti-American president to ever hold office. (I would say "the ONLY anti-American president, but there is always Jimmy Carter followed closely by Bill Clinton...)

Hahahaha. Politico can eat my shorts.

48 posted on 01/23/2012 9:22:01 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Puppage

Ha! A Hab fan and a Bruins fan can join their hands held high for THIS principle!


49 posted on 01/23/2012 9:23:47 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: abigkahuna
"... I wonder if this diminishes the Office of the Presidency..."

I don't know if that is possible. I think this POS has done as much as he can on his own to that end...


(His political mentor)


(His self-professed bible: Rules for Radicals, with the dedication to Lucifer)

So I would disagree that Tim Thomas, exercising his right as a free person, refusing to be used as a political tool, in any way diminishes the Presidency with this current occupant.

50 posted on 01/23/2012 9:45:31 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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