what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?

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    what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?

    http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/

    presuming tb wins his 4th ring and gets the traditional invite to the white house, what happens if he pulls the self-righteous baloneyy that the bruins tim thomas just did? timmy channeled his inner adam scott to snub the president and advance his racialistic agenda (not racist but...). i doubt if timmy would skip the trip if a bill clinton was in office. his reasoning is so full of nonsense as to be almost laughable. yeah, its not political but its all about politics. what's more patriotic than accepting the presence and invite of the president of your land. you dont have to respect the man, you respect the OFFICE. this is what all these teabaggerss and others on the left and right just dont get!

    hockey has a different locker room demographic so its easy to pull such a stunt. if tb did it, belichick being a gung-ho leftie would make sure his displeasure gets communicated very clearly. same with EVERY non-white player on the pats, meaning all of the full-time defense, branch AND brian waters.

    also ironic that for a guy playing on an american team with ONLY 2 american-born players he's snubbing an american jobs-focused president. i dont care about his politics one way or another, frankly its inappropriate to elevate himself and his ego above the civic interests of the team and the city it is based in. he could have pulled a convenient illness or pulled a james harrison and complained about how he hates it that the bruins only get invited when they actually win a ring every 40 years or so.
     
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    Completely inappropriate, but so is the label "jobs focused President". Didn't Jesse Owens snub Hitler by showing up?
     
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    I don't like Obama or most of what he stands for. I'm about as conservative as they come, but I don't think I would have done what Thomas did. I wouldn't want to elevate myself above my teammates, or make a spectacle of myself in that context. There is a place for making statements, I don't think that was it. I just would have gone there, shook his hand and said "Mr. President, I don't agree with your policies, but it's been nice to meet you." To me, that's the Christian and American thing to do.
     
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    You know I love Tim Thomas, until I heard this. Listen if you don't like Obama fine, just don't make a spectacle of the US when you make 6 million a year playing hockey. If you don't like the country then leave - go play in a over 35 men's league in Afghanistan...your pay will be sand and beans...you'll get a nice comfy cave. 

    Don't go and dis the whole establishment - just show up - shake a few hands and keep your mouth shut. You want to make a difference? Pull a Pat Tillman.
     
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    In response to "Re: what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?": [QUOTE]You know I love Tim Thomas, until I heard this. Listen if you don't like Obama fine, just don't make a spectacle of the US when you make 6 million a year playing hockey. If you don't like the country then leave - go play in a over 35 men's league in Afghanistan...your pay will be sand and beans...you'll get a nice comfy cave.  Don't go and dis the whole establishment - just show up - shake a few hands and keep your mouth shut. You want to make a difference? Pull a Pat Tillman. Posted by mthurl[/QUOTE] "Pull a Pat Tillman?" That's excellent! I love it!
     
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     One Big Azz Mistake America
     
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    yawn... love how communist has to make a scene and desperately try to grab attention
     
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    [QUOTE]http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/ presuming tb wins his 4th ring and gets the traditional invite to the white house, what happens if he pulls the self-righteous baloneyy that the bruins tim thomas just did? timmy channeled his inner adam scott to snub the president and advance his racialistic agenda (not racist but...). i doubt if timmy would skip the trip if a bill clinton was in office. his reasoning is so full of nonsense as to be almost laughable. yeah, its not political but its all about politics. what's more patriotic than accepting the presence and invite of the president of your land. you dont have to respect the man, you respect the OFFICE. this is what all these teabaggerss and others on the left and right just dont get! hockey has a different locker room demographic so its easy to pull such a stunt. if tb did it, belichick being a gung-ho leftie would make sure his displeasure gets communicated very clearly. same with EVERY non-white player on the pats, meaning all of the full-time defense, branch AND brian waters. also ironic that for a guy playing on an american team with ONLY 2 american-born players he's snubbing an american jobs-focused president. i dont care about his politics one way or another, frankly its inappropriate to elevate himself and his ego above the civic interests of the team and the city it is based in. he could have pulled a convenient illness or pulled a james harrison and complained about how he hates it that the bruins only get invited when they actually win a ring every 40 years or so.
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]

    Reason #173 Why Conservative Republicans should be treated as something less than human.  Ya know, sometimes I just deliberately formulate my expressions simply to push the envelope into less limited and towards a fuller image of whatever grander belief-system we're discussing topicly...just- I'm not doin' it here.  It was A-O.k. by me (and other members of the silent majority) when you were chipping away at the personal liberties, freedom of expression, while systematically increasing the stipulations further granted to The Law Enforcement community of ALL sorts, along with expanding and ionizing the wealth and assets of citizens into an ever smaller and smaller elite & filthy rich and powerful number of select individuals, During and throughout the greater half of this last decade...  I was o.k. with this...  Seriously.  But then ya had to push the envelope further with your Tea Party Movements, Congressional Grandstanding towards anything and everything (every...single...thing) The Democratic President supported...  Seriously, even you guys in the conservative right, on here, Can't help but to open your mouths at any and every chance you feel fit to, especially and ALWAYS, first and foremost & even when the subject of politics isn't even broached at all.  

    ...you're loud, prejudiced, close-minded, elitist, and whatever gets given to you, you inevitably just want more anyway.  In my book, which is now being constructed under the very same absolute, rigid, and partial framework which YOU use...You no longer are rewarded the same rights and respect that I give to much more beneficial, Inanimate Objects.         
     
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    Yep ...what he said.
     
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    In Response to what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?:
    [QUOTE]http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/ presuming tb wins his 4th ring and gets the traditional invite to the white house, what happens if he pulls the self-righteous baloneyy that the bruins tim thomas just did? timmy channeled his inner adam scott to snub the president and advance his racialistic agenda (not racist but...). i doubt if timmy would skip the trip if a bill clinton was in office. his reasoning is so full of nonsense as to be almost laughable. yeah, its not political but its all about politics. what's more patriotic than accepting the presence and invite of the president of your land. you dont have to respect the man, you respect the OFFICE. this is what all these teabaggerss and others on the left and right just dont get! hockey has a different locker room demographic so its easy to pull such a stunt. if tb did it, belichick being a gung-ho leftie would make sure his displeasure gets communicated very clearly. same with EVERY non-white player on the pats, meaning all of the full-time defense, branch AND brian waters. also ironic that for a guy playing on an american team with ONLY 2 american-born players he's snubbing an american jobs-focused president. i dont care about his politics one way or another, frankly its inappropriate to elevate himself and his ego above the civic interests of the team and the city it is based in. he could have pulled a convenient illness or pulled a james harrison and complained about how he hates it that the bruins only get invited when they actually win a ring every 40 years or so.
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]
    Personally, your proposal here, Commie, from my live-and-let-live sensibilities, is enough to make me want to chuck. However, to play along, I'd love to point out that your condemnation of Tim Thomas is from a purely politically oppositional viewpoint and has little to do with his character and rather the fact that it tweaks your personal political sensibilities. Your opinion of Barry Obama, in my opinion - bluntly - is fahked ! My opinion aside, I'd suggest you lay off on what you "think" TT's political opinion is, and separate sports from the digression that is american politics. A SPORTS(!) Board(yes,this board) will thrive in the absence of a political opinion from a "Communist Contrarion", particularly when the Patriots are headed to SUPER BOWL XLVI !!!!!!!!!!!!!! What the fahk are you thinking at THIS JUNCTURE, really ?! Please, ShutTheFahkUp.
     
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    [QUOTE]In response to "Re: what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?": "Pull a Pat Tillman?" That's excellent! I love it!
    Posted by TheExaminer[/QUOTE]
    Pat was a Democrat. A lot of people in Arizona wanted him to run for congress after the he was done his service.
     
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    Brady is not right wing(Frisco area?) And even if he is he wouldn't snub the president
     
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    [QUOTE]http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/ presuming tb wins his 4th ring and gets the traditional invite to the white house, what happens if he pulls the self-righteous baloneyy that the bruins tim thomas just did? timmy channeled his inner adam scott to snub the president and advance his racialistic agenda (not racist but...). i doubt if timmy would skip the trip if a bill clinton was in office. his reasoning is so full of nonsense as to be almost laughable. yeah, its not political but its all about politics. what's more patriotic than accepting the presence and invite of the president of your land. you dont have to respect the man, you respect the OFFICE. this is what all these teabaggerss and others on the left and right just dont get! hockey has a different locker room demographic so its easy to pull such a stunt. if tb did it, belichick being a gung-ho leftie would make sure his displeasure gets communicated very clearly. same with EVERY non-white player on the pats, meaning all of the full-time defense, branch AND brian waters. also ironic that for a guy playing on an american team with ONLY 2 american-born players he's snubbing an american jobs-focused president. i dont care about his politics one way or another, frankly its inappropriate to elevate himself and his ego above the civic interests of the team and the city it is based in. he could have pulled a convenient illness or pulled a james harrison and complained about how he hates it that the bruins only get invited when they actually win a ring every 40 years or so.
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]
    What would happen ?
    I'd hump the guy harder. Especially if he wins the XLVI !
     
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     How do any of you know what Brady's politics are. His wife has supported some  very liberal causes (or at least she used to be before marrying him). Tim Thomas looks very silly with this but who really cares.
     
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    Intorducing politics into this forum is a bad idea.  Things get feisty enough without it.
     
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    Brady is a Democrat

    Regardless, Thomas should have gone. I do agree with what he says but it's the wrong place, wrong time. It was for winning the Cup and not a time for a Political show.
     
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    First, Thomas didn't attend because he doesn't like how the government is acting as a whole, not because he's against one particular party (might be because his home town is seeing 10.5% unemployment and getting worse)

    Second, he didn't go to camera's and make it a political agenda. He just said he wasn't going to go for political reason to his team and some reporter picked up on it and blew it out of proportion. He didn't do it to make a statement

    Third, it's his right as a citizen to say he didn't want to go. I couldn't care less who is in office R, D, or DB if you don't want to go you don't have to go. Honestly I was more upset Manny wouldn't visit wounded vets more then I am of this. And before you start about it's all about respecting the office I call bull. It's the President not a King and I don't know when that changed. Once a long time ago the President's never considered themselves higher then the people and one called Lincoln had the audacity to claim the he was hired by the people and worked for the people so it's not the people who should show respect to the office it's the office that should show respect to the people.

    Honestly this shouldn't be a story, nothing more then a citizen using his constitutional rights showing displeasure with the current government. People the first family is not royalty and shouldn't be treated as such and I for one am proud Timmy stood up for his convictions regardless if it was Obama, Bush, Regan, or Kennedy. It's the media and us making a big deal about it not Timmy who didn't even want to talk to reporters in the first place

    BTW Pujols and LaRussa also snubbed Obama, where was the outrage then? I'm sure there have been plenty of sports figures over the decades to decline invitations to the Whitehouse so why is it only Timmy that hit the hot button? Maybe, because it's a election year and maybe because it's Obama? It's funny I read some of these articles and people are jumping all over Timmy saying he's unAmerican and a racist yet he would make Washington and Lincoln proud treating the President like any other ordinary citizen he disagreed with. He didn't go running to the papers saying he was skipping as a political message he just declined the invitation and went about his day until some reporter pick up on it and made a big deal about it
     
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    presuming tb wins his 4th ring and gets the traditional invite to the white house, what happens if he pulls the self-righteous baloneyy that the bruins tim thomas just did? timmy channeled his inner adam scott to snub the

    adam scott?  I didn't know that the Australian golfer had such an impact on TT.  I would love to see some of the writings old Adam has that made such a profound impresseion on our bo Timmy.


    maybe if you said Adam Smith we could all take you with a pinch of gravitas.  This just reinforces the absolute buffonery you bring to every topic on this forum.

     
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    The invitation is to HONOR the Bruins Stanley Cup victory, not about politics.  I guess if Tim Thomas had a foundation and Obama wanted to make a significant contribution to his cause he would refuse on policital grounds?  C'mon man!
     
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    Tim Thomas can express his belief in anyway that is not violent or infringe on anyone else's right. It is freedom of "speech".

    He also received a notice today from the IRS that he is to be audited on his income tax returns from the last 10 years.
     
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    I Salute Tim Thomas. He is a hero and what he did took some guts and anyone bashing him needs to realize he is a man and he can do what he wants.

    Obviously if you dont feel that strongly or have any idea what he is talking about, you cant judge him.

    Its funny how all of sudden the media hates him, calls him all kinds of names all for questioning a messed up government that we all know is corrupt and has been corrupt.

    I would have done the same.

    Instead of jumping in on the stoning, how about researching what he is talking about instead of walking around like zombies and going to vote every year like idiots knowing nothing will change.

    Atleast he tried something different and doing it the way he did ensured the word would get out and be talked about.  Gerry on the radio said he should have pulled Obama aside and said something....LMAO  Really?

    If you really knew what these scum were up to, like Tim, you wouldnt even want to be close to them/

    It takes a long while to uncover everything, but believe me, I have done it.

    I have researched shyt going back to 96'- Real Talk.

    anyone want to know anything, let me know, but please lets not be ignorant

    Maybe an athlete like this speaking out will spark people to do their own research before its too late. The sooner we let these scum know how we feel the quicker we can start to get them out of there.

    last time I checked, they still consider us sleeping sheep, meaning we as a whole have not awaken enough so there is not threat to them, but the awakening is happening wether they like it or not.

    Thank you for reading.

    Thank You Tim Thomas.  Stand for something or Die for Nothing
     
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    In Response to what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?:
    [QUOTE]http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2012/01/23/bruins-goalie-thomas-declines-white-house-visit-for-political-reasons/ presuming tb wins his 4th ring and gets the traditional invite to the white house, what happens if he pulls the self-righteous baloneyy that the bruins tim thomas just did? timmy channeled his inner adam scott to snub the president and advance his racialistic agenda (not racist but...). i doubt if timmy would skip the trip if a bill clinton was in office. his reasoning is so full of nonsense as to be almost laughable. yeah, its not political but its all about politics. what's more patriotic than accepting the presence and invite of the president of your land. you dont have to respect the man, you respect the OFFICE. this is what all these teabaggerss and others on the left and right just dont get! hockey has a different locker room demographic so its easy to pull such a stunt. if tb did it, belichick being a gung-ho leftie would make sure his displeasure gets communicated very clearly. same with EVERY non-white player on the pats, meaning all of the full-time defense, branch AND brian waters. also ironic that for a guy playing on an american team with ONLY 2 american-born players he's snubbing an american jobs-focused president. i dont care about his politics one way or another, frankly its inappropriate to elevate himself and his ego above the civic interests of the team and the city it is based in. he could have pulled a convenient illness or pulled a james harrison and complained about how he hates it that the bruins only get invited when they actually win a ring every 40 years or so.
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]

    Sorry CC, you're completely off base in posting this thread of thought to a sports talk site. Keep politics and sports separate. We've enough disagreements with this online group without bringing politics into the discussion. 

    Hetchinspete

     
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    Re: what would happen if right-wing BRADY pulled this with OBAMA?

    As a citizen you hold the right to do whatever you please, unless it's illegal. What Thomas did was not illegal, he exercised his rights as an American citizen.

    BUT, I think he should have gone with his team to the White House, wether or not you like the current government.
     
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    In the end it is his his choice. He didn't committ any crimes and I'm sure the Pres. will get over it. I myself would honor the office. I wasn't a big fan to say the least of the recent Bush but I still would be greatful to go to the White House and meet a President.
     
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    I guess Thomas won't be in the gallery at tonight's Obama "State of More Taxing, Spending and Increasing the National Debt" Address.  Thomas stated below that he was protesting both parties and was taking this occasion to draw attention to issues he feels deeply about.  I see nothing wrong with that in a free society.  If Occupy protesters can shut down cities over demands for more social spending and higher taxes and interrupt speeches of the Right, I see nothing wrong with someone who holds a contrary view to make a statement by boycotting the Extreme Leftist Socialist, Big Government White House.  But I agree with others that this is a sports blog and should be free from politics.

    "I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People," Thomas said in a statement.

    "This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government," he wrote.  "Because I believe this, today (Monday) I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL." - Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins

     

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