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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

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To: Varda
I disagree that Bruins fans are solidly against him.

This is a poll (which is at least as scientific as reading message boards, if you can stand to do it) from New England Sports Network (NESN), and it indicates the majority are not disturbed by it. And, this is predominately a site frequented by New England sports fans:

And I will say this as well: Every single hockey player I have ever played with here in Massachusetts spanning 15 years that I knew personally, would back Tim Thomas 100% on this. I speak only of ones I knew personally, not people on opposing teams and such.

And I say this as a Bruins fan.

51 posted on 01/23/2012 9:55:11 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: warsaw44; raccoonradio; GOPsterinMA
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.

That's really a shame. I'm ready to go out and buy a 'Thomas' Bruins jersey over this... God bless Tim Thomas!

Now if we could only afford to attend a Bruins game, I might wear that shirt there... ;-)

We attended many Red Sox games that Curt Schilling pitched (and one Paw Sox game in RI where he was rehabbing). Schilling always received a ton of applause.

We attended a Red Sox game at Fenway back during campaign 2004. John Kerry was announced as being in the crowd, and I believe he stood up and waved (it was hard to tell, as we were in the cheap seats w/o binoculars). Hubby and I loudly BOOed John Effin' Kerry, as did many other Red Sox fans - it seemed about 50-50 to me.

52 posted on 01/23/2012 10:44:23 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: Sub-Driver

:)


53 posted on 01/23/2012 10:45:13 PM PST by nicmarlo
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To: rlmorel

Thanks for that poll info... I just FReeped it! God bless Tim Thomas.


54 posted on 01/23/2012 10:54:41 PM PST by nutmeg
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To: USMCWife6869

RE> As I always say, I’m so so glad to be out of that God-forsaken state.

I say almost the exact same thing every day for the past 13 years. :)


55 posted on 01/24/2012 1:39:58 AM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable, Break Wind for the TSA, Flush Twice in 2012, Can a Newt really command an army?)
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To: nutmeg

You are welcome, nutmeg...stand up guy, eh?


56 posted on 01/24/2012 2:54:20 AM 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: rlmorel

AMEN BROTHER!


57 posted on 01/24/2012 5:48:16 AM 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: rlmorel; USMCWife6869; nutmeg; warsaw44; raccoonradio; GOPsterinMA; Varda; Sub-Driver; ...
This has nothing to do with anything but the double standard that exist in the media. There have been many players who have skipped out on WH visits in the past with no attention, at least not the attention this is getting.

Of course it has nothing with someone knocking around a black object with a stick and keeping that black object from reaching it goal. I digress.

Red Sox player Manny Ramirez;

Manny celebrated like a kid when he was finally minted an American citizen, running out onto the Fenway field while waving a miniature American flag, but he didn't have much use for George W. Bush. After the team won the World Series in 2004, Ramirez skipped the team's visit to the White House. Johnny Damon covered for him that time, explaining to the president that the slugger's grandmother was sick. When he skipped again after the '07 victory, Bush wasn't hearing any excuses. "I guess his grandmother died again," the president quipped.

Now that hypocrite should have gotten press for his snub. He just became an American Citizen and he snubs a White House visit, TWICE!

And so did this guy.

Theo Epstein was conspicuously missing from both White House visits in 2004 and 2007 when Republican President George W. Bush was in office.

You see the pattern here, I could go on. It's not the snubbing it's the President that is snubbed that makes the difference.

58 posted on 01/24/2012 5:53:09 AM PST by GregNH (I am so ready to join a brigade of pick up trucks......)
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To: nhwingut

where’s that video of Kerry getting BOOed at the RedSox game??

fans are different than latte-drinking effetes..


59 posted on 01/24/2012 5:57:40 AM PST by bitt (Socialism works great until you run out of Chinese money.)
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To: GregNH
There have been many players who have skipped out on WH visits in the past with no attention, at least not the attention this is getting.

My recollection is vague on this, but didn't John Elway skip out on a WH visit back in the day when the Broncos were winning Super Bowls? That was during Clinton's second term.

60 posted on 01/24/2012 6:11:56 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: GregNH
You see the pattern here, I could go on. It's not the snubbing it's the President that is snubbed that makes the difference.

Exactly right.

61 posted on 01/24/2012 6:15:29 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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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?

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

Likewise, I would refuse, and make my reasons for refusing quite plain.

62 posted on 01/24/2012 6:19:02 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: BluH2o
Yes he did and there are plenty of stories on it too.
John Elway's decision to skip the Broncos' trip to the White House continues to be the subject of much controversy in Denver. The team reported he skipped it because of a knee exam. Elway, who apparently was a no-show because he's not a fan of President Clinton, did have the exam, but it turns out he was "recuperating" on the golf course on the day his teammates were at the White House. Elway has since left for a vacation in Europe and was not available for comment, but coach Mike Shanahan said: "John's been to the White House before. It's not like his first time."

63 posted on 01/24/2012 6:21:29 AM PST by GregNH (I am so ready to join a brigade of pick up trucks......)
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But the Office of the President does require a certain amount of respect.

That went out the window the day "Lewinsky" became a verb.

64 posted on 01/24/2012 6:23:42 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: rlmorel

Well good and I’m glad the boards I’m reading aren’t representative of the fan base. The Pens boards aren’t representative of the people in the stands either (Pens fans gave a standing O to Ryan Miller over Crosby after the Olympics).

A great player like Thomas should play where he’s appreciated.


65 posted on 01/24/2012 8:28:41 AM PST by Varda
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To: GregNH
You are absolutely right and James Harrison agrees.

"Harrison will bypass the traditional ceremony, just as he did when the Steelers were honored by President George W. Bush at the White House in June 2006.

"Why is it a big issue now that I'm not going if it wasn't a big issue the last time?" Harrison said Tuesday after an offseason practice." ESPN

66 posted on 01/24/2012 8:35:43 AM PST by Varda
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To: abigkahuna

Many here, myself included, bashed the afaleets that refused to go when Bush was there. #shoeonotherfoot


67 posted on 01/24/2012 8:45:10 AM PST by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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To: GregNH; All; nutmeg; Impy

The sportsradio stations here were in full-on Touette’s mode...GOOD!!!

God Bless You, Tim Thomas!!!


68 posted on 01/24/2012 7:14:51 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: GregNH; nutmeg; Impy; Clintonfatigued; All; fieldmarshaldj

It was mentioned on the radio yesterday that Larry Bird skipped at least 1 WH championship ceremony as well during the 1980’s.

Snub RR? FU too, Larry. The next time I’m in Faneuil Hall and I walk by your sneaker “memorial”, I’ll have a phlegm chunk to deposit on it.


69 posted on 01/25/2012 5:01:34 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: GregNH; GOPsterinMA; Dengar01; darkangel82

I never heard one word about Fanny Ramirez or Epstein skipping both WH visits.

Guess ESPeeN didn’t find it newsworthy.

Then end of Fanny’s career including his short stint in Chicago was an embarrassment.


70 posted on 01/27/2012 5:20:35 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; GregNH; Dengar01; darkangel82

“I never heard one word about Fanny Ramirez or Epstein skipping both WH visits.”

Read today’s Howie Carr, he nails this perfectly:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1399105&format=text


71 posted on 01/27/2012 6:10:58 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; GregNH; Dengar01; darkangel82

Ya gotta love Howie. Been listening to him since Jerry Williams took him under his wing. Remember the Tuesday “Governors Meeting” Barbara Anderson, Howie and Jerry? Good stuff. And boy was Jerry right about the big dig. Too bad he can’t see just how right he was.

I think the people are waking up, as shown in 2010. We will win in 2012 big time.


72 posted on 01/27/2012 6:40:50 AM PST by GregNH (................GO PATS!.....................)
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To: GOPsterinMA; GregNH

Excellent article.

Hypocrisy reigns supreme in politics.


73 posted on 01/27/2012 6:50:13 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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“Hypocrisy reigns supreme in politics.”

And it works...as long as the “D” is next to the name.


74 posted on 01/27/2012 7:15:57 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (Farewell sweet Rick, we barely knew ye...)
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