what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA?

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    what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing 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 luke scott, theo epstein and jim wilson 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.

    i found it more disgusting when epstein (as an organizational leader) snubbed bushy. it doesnt matter who is in the white house, you respect the OFFICE first!
     
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    Tim Thomas is my new all time Favorite Hockey Player!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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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 luke scott, theo epstein and jim wilson 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. i found it more disgusting when epstein (as an organizational leader) snubbed bushy. it doesnt matter who is in the white house, you respect the OFFICE first!
    Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]

    Your poll question is asked in a way that deserves a TRUE or FASLE response. You should have asked...Do you have a beef with sports figures snubbing white house TEAM invites? YES or NO and for the record, GOOD FOR YOU TIM THOMAS!
     
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    Brady has class and respect...Thomas has neither...and I forgot all about that pinhead Theo snubbing GWB....nothing like making it about you and not your team, eh Timmy???

    BTW, I love the way these MILLIONAIRES are crying about losing their rights....I have a son who is attending BC next year -  I can not afford to pay even part of his tuition, and maintain a mortgage and health insurance...so the house will be put up for sale. I am nearing 50 and I cant afford to have a house (under 175 mortgage) and finance my son's education - despite 24 years teaching....you know what? Im not crying - thats my issue, not the president's, and Im not crying that Im losing my rights/freedoms...Bush didnt do that to me, nor did Obama or Clinton -  I am just grateful not to be taking a dirt nap and seeing my kids grow into decent people....meanwhile I still think we live a pretty good country (even though if i disappear from OTFB someday you will know it's because I cant afford internet)...
     
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    Obama is not looking to create Jobs.  Tim Thomas has a right to choose to show up or not.  That's what I spent 10 years in the Navy underwater so we can all have that choice.  C-C, I object to the term you use to describe people in the Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party.  Lets get back to discussing baseball!!!
     
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    It's his right to not go......but you owe it to stick with your team. I never voted for Bush it I would have been honored to meet him. Partisan politics have drawn such a large chasm in American politics that the office of the presidency isn't even respected anymore.....that's a shame
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA? : Your poll question is asked in a way that deserves a TRUE or FASLE response. You should have asked...Do you have a beef with sports figures snubbing white house TEAM invites? YES or NO and for the record, GOOD FOR YOU TIM THOMAS!
    Posted by pjrbosox[/QUOTE]point taken!
     
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    Of course he has a right not to attend , but it is disrespectful just the same.  Regardless of ones political views , respect should be shown.
     
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    [QUOTE]I thought this was the baseball page. Politics plus sports equals deebag.
    Posted by davetheknave[/QUOTE]

    Maximum points awarded...
     
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    Tim Thomas is the hero of free thinking people. There is Marxist public policy panderer in the White House, who said he would act without Congress. That's called a dictator.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA? : Maximum points awarded...
    Posted by notin[/QUOTE]

    Seconded.
     
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    Re: what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA?

    1.)  Fellas, this was a social event, not a political event. All championship teams - and some individuals within individual sports competition - are invited for a photo op and a "Congratulations. Job well done."  Sometimes you get lunch.

    2.) No one asked for, nor cares, what Tim Thomas thinks.

    3.) Whatever possessed Mr. Thomas to think that he is so important that none of us can function, or even take a bowel movement,  without knowing his opinion?

    4.) He didn't have to go and he didn't have to give a reason. He could have just politely declined.  But no, he had to be a moron and an ingrate. What a role model!

    5.) Mr. Thomas violated the first rule of self-expression which comes to us by way of Proverbs 17:28 - "
     
     Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise:
    and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding."


     
     Thanks Tim for wasting your breath and my time. Have a nice day.
     
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    I thought this was for baseball Im sure theres another page about politics somewhere..........

     
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      "LET ME BE CLEAR".  THE "BIG O" WILL BE TOOOOO BUSY FIXING ALL OF THE PROBLEMS THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE CAUSED FOR HIM TO EVEN MISS ANYONE AT THE PLAYFUL EVENTS....  HECK, AS HE CRACKS HIS JOCKISH JOKES, THE "BIG O" WILL BE LOOKING TO GET HIS HANDS ON 30+% OF ALL OF THE PLAYERS $$$$$$$$$$$$......AND SMILE AT THEM AT THE SAME TIME !!!!Wink
     
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    [QUOTE]Brady has class and respect...Thomas has neither...and I forgot all about that pinhead Theo snubbing GWB....nothing like making it about you and not your team, eh Timmy??? BTW, I love the way these MILLIONAIRES are crying about losing their rights....I have a son who is attending BC next year -  I can not afford to pay even part of his tuition, and maintain a mortgage and health insurance...so the house will be put up for sale. I am nearing 50 and I cant afford to have a house (under 175 mortgage) and finance my son's education - despite 24 years teaching....you know what? Im not crying - thats my issue, not the president's, and Im not crying that Im losing my rights/freedoms...Bush didnt do that to me, nor did Obama or Clinton -  I am just grateful not to be taking a dirt nap and seeing my kids grow into decent people....meanwhile I still think we live a pretty good country (even though if i disappear from OTFB someday you will know it's because I cant afford internet)...
    Posted by georom4[/QUOTE]
    Nice post, Geo...and best of luck with some tough decisions...

    “Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.”

    -          “Mother” Mary Harris Jones (union and community organizer, born 1837 (Ireland) – 1930 (U.S.))

    “You see, until a few weeks ago, it seemed as if Wall Street had effectively bribed and bullied our political system into forgetting about that whole drawing lavish paychecks while destroying the world economy thing. Then, all of a sudden, some people insisted on bringing the subject up again. And their (Occupy Wall Street) outrage has found resonance with millions of Americans. No wonder Wall Street is whining.”

    -          Paul Krugman, Princeton economist, N.Y. Times column, 10/16/11



     
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     it will be talked about for a day or two, then his life and career will go on as did Theo's and Double T's...
     
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    another beef i have is y is tt allowed to wear the tea party emblem on his hockey mask? would it be cool if it were a confederate flag or nazi emblem? what if brady put one on his helmet or salty on his mask? no wonder hockey has issues!
     
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    Re: what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA?

    If Brady did that, I might actually become a Patriots fan !

    Since when does disagreeing with a President's policies, or refusing to be used in a publicity-pandering photo op, equate to racism or lack of patriotism ?

    Wasn't it just one administration ago that dissent was championed as the highest FORM of patriotism ?

    Hypocrisy and double standards, thy name is liberalism.
     
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    Re: what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA?

    At one time , I had respect for Tim Thomas.

    Not any more.

    It is an honor to be invited to the White House.

    Whether or not you believe in the individual policies of a specific political leader, not going ( and standing with your TEAM) is an act of self-righteous , attention-getting b#llshit.

    I have disliked the policies of many of our former presidents. If I had been invited to go to the White House AS A MEMBER OF A TEAM, I would be there with my mates , shake hands with anyone who wanted to shake hands with me (even if it was Richard Nixon)...and I would shut up about my political beliefs and enjoy the experience with dignity and then politely excuse myself.

    There is no excuse for this selfish behaviour.

    Perhaps Obama should invite some real heroes ( SEAL team six ) to the White House and forget these egomaniac sports idiots who don't know a privilege when they see it!
     
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    [QUOTE]Tim Thomas is the hero of free thinking people. There is Marxist public policy panderer in the White House, who said he would act without Congress. That's called a dictator.
    Posted by hankwilliamsjr[/QUOTE]

    I consider myself a free-thinker and I certainly don't consider Tim Thomas a hero.  His actions were silly, selfish, contrived and clearly indicative of not much thought.  It seems Tim was simply following his leader, Glen Beck. 
     
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    In Response to what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA?:
    a) The Patriots are not going to win the Super Bowl because they cannot beat the Giants.
    b) Nobody cares about Tim Thomas because hockey is not even considered a sport in the majority of America. It's like wrestling or roller derby - a carnival show of thuggery.
    c) This is a baseball thread. If you don't like baseball go back to Can uh-duh, A?
     
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    [QUOTE]At one time , I had respect for Tim Thomas. Not any more. It is an honor to be invited to the White House. Whether or not you believe in the individual policies of a specific political leader, not going ( and standing with your TEAM) is an act of self-righteous , attention-getting b#llshit. I have disliked the policies of many of our former presidents. If I had been invited to go to the White House AS A MEMBER OF A TEAM, I would be there with my mates , shake hands with anyone who wanted to shake hands with me (even if it was Richard Nixon)...and I would shut up about my political beliefs and enjoy the experience with dignity and then politely excuse myself. There is no excuse for this selfish behaviour. Perhaps Obama should invite some real heroes ( SEAL team six ) to the White House and forget these egomaniac sports idiots who don't know a privilege when they see it!
    Posted by ZILLAGOD[/QUOTE] I HEARD THAT THE "BIG O" WAS WITH SEAL TEAM 6 LAST NIGHT AND HE LEAD THE CHARGE TO FREE THOSE 2 PEOPLE (LIBERALS) FROM THE PIRATES OF SOLMILA.......  IT SHOULD BE POINTED OUT THAT THE "O" HAD HIS WHITE SOX UNI ON !!!!!
     
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    Re: what would happen if Tom Brady channels his inner EPSTEIN and Tim Thomas in snubbing OBAMA?

    As long as Giselle is waiting for him when he gets home, who cares.
     
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