Big Papi' $AM$UNG

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    There are always people that just hate Big Papi. 

     

     
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    The story behind this picture, as just told by Tom Warner: Ortiz walked over to visit this Veteran at Walter Reed, and he told him he was more of a hockey fan. Ortiz said, Oh OK, took out his SAMSUNG phone, called Shawn Thornton and said, there's someone here who wants to talk to you and handed the wounded Vet his phone. Anyone? 

     
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    The story behind this picture, as just told by Tom Warner: Ortiz walked over to visit this Veteran at Walter Reed, and he told him he was more of a hockey fan. Ortiz oh OK, took out his SAMSUNG phone, called Shaun Thornton and said there's someone here who wants to talk to you and handed the wounded Vet his phone. Anyone? 



    Yet another reason why Papi is rapidly closing in on Dwight Evans as my favorite Red Sox player ever.

     
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    The story behind this picture, as just told by Tom Warner: Ortiz walked over to visit this Veteran at Walter Reed, and he told him he was more of a hockey fan. Ortiz; Oh OK, took out his SAMSUNG phone, called Shawn Thornton and said; there's someone here who wants to talk to you and handed the wounded Vet his phone. Anyone? 



     
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    Another picture at Mandela's funeral
	President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. 

     



    '67, it wasn't a "funeral."

     


    This from CNN.com: "Inside the stadium, the atmosphere was celebratory, with people dancing, blowing vuvuzela plastic horns and singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle."

     

    Oh, and here's another picture from the memorial service:

     



    It was a memorial service, still a time to show respect.  There is nothing wrong with smiling, but I think michelle agrees with me that there was something wrong with obama's behavior.

    Look at the people around the prez, very different behavior. Heads of states are expected to show proper decorom.  The prez dropped the ball, michelle didn't.

    My point is this.  The white house shouldn't have a problem with what ortiz did if they didn't have a problem with what the prez did.

     
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    Another picture at Mandela's funeral
	President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. 

     



    '67, it wasn't a "funeral."

     


    This from CNN.com: "Inside the stadium, the atmosphere was celebratory, with people dancing, blowing vuvuzela plastic horns and singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle."

     

    Oh, and here's another picture from the memorial service:

     



    It was a memorial service, still a time to show respect.  There is nothing wrong with smiling, but I think michelle agrees with me that there was something wrong with obama's behavior.

    Look at the people around the prez, very different behavior.



    But you're OK with Bush's behavior? The guy in front of him looks asleep.

     
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    Another picture at Mandela's funeral
	President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. 

     

     



    '67, it wasn't a "funeral."

     

     


    This from CNN.com: "Inside the stadium, the atmosphere was celebratory, with people dancing, blowing vuvuzela plastic horns and singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle."

     

    Oh, and here's another picture from the memorial service:

     



    It was a memorial service, still a time to show respect.  There is nothing wrong with smiling, but I think michelle agrees with me that there was something wrong with obama's behavior.

    Look at the people around the prez, very different behavior.



    But you're OK with Bush's behavior? The guy in front of him looks asleep.



    LOL, good thing bush is still alive because how else would you deflect questions about obama!  I don't agree with michelle on much but I do agree with her on this.



    I think  there are many good reasons why President Bush is still alive. But as for "deflecting questions," you just did.

     

     
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    The comp between the Mandela memorial celebration and Papi selfie dust ups is actually a good one - in the sense that, together, they help gain the proper perspective - which is, RELAX, ITS ALL GOOD.  

    That amazing day of celebration for Mandela was a memorial, yes.  But the essence was a celebration of one of the great people and true heroes of our time.  It was a joyous day, depsite the rain, filled with laughter and tears.  Obama (and Bush) sharing a light-hearted moment with someone is a non-issue.  In fact, if someone actually watches footage of that day, it is in step with the beautiful joyous tenor of the day.

    By the same token, a sports team visiting the POTUS after a championship is a light-hearted, feel-good celebration of American past-time fun.  A little whimsy is not out of line.  The president himself set the light-hearted casual tone.  Again, if anyone actually watched the footage and doesnt just read the intentionally provocative headlines, they would likely come to the same conclusion.

    Both cases: much ado about NOTHING.

     

     
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    The comp between the Mandela memorial celebration and Papi selfie dust ups is actually a good one - in the sense that, together, they help gain the proper perspective - which is, RELAX, ITS ALL GOOD.  

    That amazing day of celebration for Mandela was a memorial, yes.  But the essence was a celebration of one of the great people and true heroes of our time.  It was a joyous day, depsite the rain, filled with laughter and tears.  Obama (and Bush) sharing a light-hearted moment with someone is a non-issue.  In fact, if someone actually watches footage of that day, it is in step with the beautiful joyous tenor of the day.

    By the same token, a sports team visiting the POTUS after a championship is a light-hearted, feel-good celebration of American past-time fun.  A little whimsy is not out of line.  The president himself set the light-hearted casual tone.  Again, if anyone actually watched the footage and doesnt just read the intentionally provocative headlines, they would likely come to the same conclusion.

    Both cases: much ado about NOTHING.

     



    Even if you don't watch video you can google "Mandella memorial service" images and see people dancing and laughing throughout the stadium. But who cares about facts anymore.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    classless move on Papi's part. That said it's not a huge deal and life goes on...

     
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    Another picture at Mandela's funeral
	President Barack Obama jokes with Danish prime minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, left, as first lady Michelle Obama looks on at right during the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013. 

     

     



    '67, it wasn't a "funeral."

     

     


    This from CNN.com: "Inside the stadium, the atmosphere was celebratory, with people dancing, blowing vuvuzela plastic horns and singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle."

     

    Oh, and here's another picture from the memorial service:

     



    It was a memorial service, still a time to show respect.  There is nothing wrong with smiling, but I think michelle agrees with me that there was something wrong with obama's behavior.

    Look at the people around the prez, very different behavior. Heads of states are expected to show proper decorom.  The prez dropped the ball, michelle didn't.

    My point is this.  The white house shouldn't have a problem with what ortiz did if they didn't have a problem with what the prez did.



    The racist undertones in this post don't make you look good.



    LOL, thanks for the laugh!

     
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