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    Why didnt Manny go to DC

    Anyone have any idea why Manny didnt go to DC to meet El Presidente?
     
  2. You have chosen to ignore posts from jete02fan. Show jete02fan's posts

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    he was there ..� he thought they meant the White Castle....

     
  3. You have chosen to ignore posts from keepmanny7. Show keepmanny7's posts

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    cuz that would be a distraction and manny is all business now :)
     
  4. You have chosen to ignore posts from captainkarl. Show captainkarl's posts

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    To be honest, I can't say I would want to meet President Bush either considering what he has done to this country. Now if they were going to celebrate at Obama's house, that would be another story :)
     
  5. You have chosen to ignore posts from TheRedStain. Show TheRedStain's posts

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    Actually Manny did have his people notify Bush of his excuse. It had to do with a deceased relative.....
     
  6. You have chosen to ignore posts from dmonmcd. Show dmonmcd's posts

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    As much as it's a good thing for the team and their accomplishment I wouldn't be seen with that moron (Bush)! Maybe Manny isn't as dumb as we think? Also, I think Schilling was planning what to do with Bush after his arm falls off, great pitcher but horrible ethics! The only sad part of the Sox winning the Series twice is that they had to celebrate it with the biggest moron in US history, twice! Theo, Lucchino, Warner, and JH DO NOT listen to this failed owner whatever you do!

     
  7. You have chosen to ignore posts from headofted. Show headofted's posts

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    To be honest, I can't say I would want to meet President Bush either considering what he has done to this country. Now if they were going to celebrate at Obama's house, that would be another story :)

    so Karl, you are saying that Manny was the smart one for not going and the rest of the team is a bunch of dopes?

     
  8. You have chosen to ignore posts from headofted. Show headofted's posts

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    excuse me.............I was agreeing with you, you said that Manny was the smart one..................I don't think I deserve to be talked to like that.
     
  9. You have chosen to ignore posts from headofted. Show headofted's posts

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    this is interesting also...........................if no one likes him, how the heck did he get elected...............I know I didn't vote for him.
     
  10. You have chosen to ignore posts from captainkarl. Show captainkarl's posts

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    Why the rude post? First it was meant to be tongue in cheek (although it is true that I have no interest in meeting Bush). The team had every right to go visit the White House and I am confident that Manny's political views had nothing to do with his not going. He probably had a barbecue to attend. While I may not support the same team as you do (I do believe you are a Yankee fan), I had thought you had a bit more class than to make a post like that. At least I know not to bother looking for any intelligent comments from you. Of course with a screen name like headofted, I should know better than expecting any sign of class.
     
  11. You have chosen to ignore posts from pinstripezac28. Show pinstripezac28's posts

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    Posted by�DavyC��� '�� He should have been there even if he doesn't like Bush.� It was a team excursion and, as a citizen now, it was an opportunity to see the White House from within and share in the celebration of another championship.��Even more important than that, though, would be to thank our disabled vets at Walter Reed.�it's nice to see when someone gets itit's just like not going to the all star game�kudos to �the rest of the team�that didn't think the were to good to do something they didn't want to do and gave up� an afternoon to� do the right thing�I'm sure bush could care less but I'm sure the vets appreciated it����not as much as they would of by meeting the yanks of course ;-)

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from wwsf4ever. Show wwsf4ever's posts

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    Here we go again.� A Red Sox message board turns into a hate bush conversation.� You expected otherwise..... these MEDIA LEMMINGS have got to blame him and the republicans for everything or they fear that they will not have the KNOW NOTHING LACKEY with no details to his change in office come next January.� Isn't baseball great.� We love the Red Sox but we can disagree on the President.� I do have a serious question.� After 8 years of having the President to hate, what are you going to do next year.� If McCain becomes President, I don't think you will be able to generate hate for the man.� It would be hard to hate a person who was a POW.� NOT for many of the fools that polulate this board it won;t be hard for them to hate.� HEck they wil probably be mad that he did not join Kerry in committing treason and condemning his comrades in front of congress and the world.� OF course McCain knows the true story thatKerry directly caused the loss of American POW's.... HMMM!!!� We need more presidents who know how to hide their CIGARS in Blue Dresses.... I think that everyone who suffers from Hate Bush Syndrome should have a recovery plan for next year.� Once he is gone from office, what will motivate you?� I am serious and would appreciate your plans for next year.� Maybe you can help others who suffer from Hate Bush Syndrome.�Hey it is the "HATE BUSH" syndrome.. which should go over well in the GAY areas of SF... most of the males there hate Bush!�� BUT that is okay if they get the CHANGE that they want they will not be happy either......In 1980 the top 10% of Americans paid 39% of all taxes that the IRS received...... in 2004 the top 10 % of all earners paid 68% of all taxes that the IRS received...... �The CHANGE will be that the top 10 are not going to pay anything, as they will move all their funding off-shore and the taxes for the rest of the public will have to rise (as they did before 1980).� Remember those great times back then?... LOL� CHANGE FOR CHANGE SAKE IS A FOOLS FOLLY..... I WANT OBAMA TO DETAIL HIS "CHANGE"! I know what My change is for next year.... IF THE DEMS take office I move all funds but my minimal accts out to ARUBA so that the gov't has no access to any info, and cannot tax any dividends made (OFF)SHORE INVESTMENT)... lol

     
  13. You have chosen to ignore posts from captainkarl. Show captainkarl's posts

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    If McCain becomes President I will judge him by his job performance, not by his history. If he screws up our economy, destroys our environment, increases hatred toward those that don't look like him or believe the same things that he does, or starts a war that leads to thousands of Americans having died trying to clean up the mess of a President who was clearly clueless about where the biggest threats lie, than yes I would dislike him just as much as Bush.

    This is not a political board, but I do believe in a democratic country we are allowed to state our views, even if you disagree with them. I am a Red Sox fan and love my country, but I think our current President is one of the most incompetent political figures of all time.

    Go Sox and good luck to Obama (or Clinton).
     
  14. You have chosen to ignore posts from wwsf4ever. Show wwsf4ever's posts

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    You ask a very important question.� The answer is simple.� The values and beliefs of the country are not exclusive to the East Coast and the West Coast.� The flyover states have the citizens who are the majority in this great country.� Just because you live in Boston or LA or NYC and you are a liberal doesn't mean that you are in the majority.� Real americans live in Kansas and Missouri and Arizona and they love this country.� They vote conservative and hopefully will continue to out-vote the liberals in the big cities.� It is our only hope to stay a free country.� The alternative is Socialism or worse yet Communism.��WOW.. I AM IMPRESSED, JOHN!!!!!� Miss HILLARY re-wrote a communist Manifesto as her College thesus on how the American Public could be persuaded to become Socialist..... and the DEM party is following it to a "T"! BARAK keeps saying the word "CHANGE" but does not tell us that IF the gov't is paying for your healthcare it will be an oversized HMO.... in other words you take the DR we give you, and you get the care we approve! They forget to let Americans know that even those RICH people have a freedom of choice.. IF GATES/BUFFETT AND STEIN want to pay more the IRS accepts donations anytime they want to send them.� HOWEVERIn 1980 the top 10% (Richest) paid 39% of all taxes (Rate was 70%).... in 2004 that same top 10% pays 68% of all taxes..... with a rate of 40%..... HOW MUCH MORE DO YOU SOCIALISTS WANT THEM TO PAY?...... 68 frigging percent!!!!!!!!!!! �IF we take out the rewards system for success who do you expect to attempt to be the best Dr. or the best welder or the best _______________.� No mater how good they get or how much they are worth, the gov't always takes their money away to apportion it to the lazy slobs that won't get off their tukkus and do work!� A DRUG ADDICTION is not my problem (unless it is mine or my family's) STOP PAYING THEM SS Disability payments.�� Someoen else's sex life is not mine to subsidize.. stop giving them a child rebate and stop paying for abortions.The right way to FUND CHILD HEALTH INSURANCE is to tell all families that they must submit the insurance carrier for each minor child and the acct number with their Tax return.� IF the acct is active and has that child insured, then they get the Child Tax credit rebated to them.... IF the number is false or the company does not acknowledge that acct then the CHILD TAX CREDIT is used to pay for the insurance of that child. It would pay the $1500 of approx $2000 health insurance costs a year (Using my daughters Walmart plan prices).� IF the family is truly poor (

     
  15. You have chosen to ignore posts from wwsf4ever. Show wwsf4ever's posts

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    Even more important than that, though, would be to thank our disabled vets at Walter Reed.

    THIS WAS A VERY IMPORTANT REASON.. BUT IF HE DID GO SOME WOULD HAVE SAID IT WAS JUST FOR A PHOTO OP......

    Many and Bush have a ton in common.. they both can be goofy, and neither of them gets any credit for anything they do right, they are always ridiculed no matter what... Where is Gabootwo.

     
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    No matter what my feelings are about Bush, I do agree that the visit to the disabled vets at Walter Reed should not be overlooked. I can't imagine that anybody on this board doesn't feel they deserve considerable praise for what they have done for our country.
     
  17. You have chosen to ignore posts from reglewis35. Show reglewis35's posts

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    Exactly who cares and for that matter maybe Manny doesn't like to share the stage w/ Doucebags named Bush!!�������������������� THE YEAR OF THE CONNECTICUT FAN>>>>C's, Sox, G-men, Huskies, OBAMA!!!! Doesn't get any sweeter than this!

     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from captainkarl. Show captainkarl's posts

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    Victory,

    I am sure the visit to the hospital was in part for publicity, but I am sure to most of the players it meant much more than that. I know that their were major problems at Walter Reed and that the veterans were not being cared for at the level they should have been, but I would assume all the bad press will have taken care of that. Although that is another embarassment that will be hanging over Bush's head when he leaves office.
     
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    KARL please elaborate.. do not use CATCH phrases for things that are no explainable, and just whims... YOU KNOW... LIKE "CHANGE"! If McCain becomes President I will judge him by his job performance, not by his history. As you should.... I mean we wouldn;t want to judge any of the DEMS by their history now would we?� WHy is Hillary's Thesus locked up in the clinton library?... Why are their TAXES under lock and key? Something to hide?... PROBABLY.OBAMA.. What is the change.. Give me details..... and do not have them exact opposites to what I saw you do while in the IL state congress.� HMMM? �I would say the next category is what you feel BUSH has single handedly done.. RIGHT? If he screws up our economy, Really?� Until recently we had 4% unemployment and 5% Home owner loan interest rates.. Wall street was booming.� BUSH screwed the economy- or people who over-extended themselves because they didn;t read contracts screwed our economy?� I tend to think the latter had a much more pronounced effect on our economy.� AFterall in times of war a capitalist economy has always flourished (and he did give us that). destroys our environment, AGAIN.. I must have missed this.. you do know that there are quite a few world renowned scientists who do not believ in Global warming right?� DID you hear the story today?� There are "FOUR" points on the earth where temps/humidity and winds are measured that have NOT been altered in any way in the last 60 years..... No cities built near them... No Man-Made stuff put up, no de-forestation near them.... THESE FOUR POINTS HAVE DROPPED 0.75 degrees in the last two years.� That is right, they have gotten cooler... OH it is also happening at the same time that NEPTUNE is not as readiy seen (SUN's reflection) in the night sky.� SCIENTISTS.... theorize that the SUN may have a bigger effect on the universe than this so called MAN MADE global warming.... HMMMM?...� DID BUSH detroy the environment by insisting that Ameria would not put restraints on it's businesses that the other civilized� (& Growing) nations refused to accept in their countries?�� YOU do realize why he refused right?� According to most reports from economists it would have doubled the cost of electricity in this country, and added AT LEAST 50 cents a gallon to gas.� SO WHAT?.. Well what would that have done to American products overseas?.... YEP PRICED them too high, and well SCREWED the economy..... HMMMMM� I work for a huge multinational corporation and we sit together and laugh about how Americans can be so pompous as to figure if they tax themselves into not using anything, it will make the Chinese/Koreans and other countries cut back.... HECK those countries (and my company) are positioned to take advantage of the ignorance of the American people.� ANY Environmental thing has to be an agreement between nations or one is taking a suicide pill (enacting those laws) while the others flourish on the losses. increases hatred toward those that don't look like him or believe the same things that he does, WOW, this is not something I saw from this president.... He has more people that do not look like him in his cabinet, and in his administration than any president before him. He was loved by Hispanics before he became president and had to make hard choices and to allow the American public control over immigration.� AS far as thinking the same things he does?.. Hmm Religious.... I hope you are not claiming that... because everywhere I look I see that only one religion is not allowed freedom of expression.. take down nativities, remove Merry Christmas... "We" must asy happy holidays... but I see Kwanzaa, and Channuka stuff all over with no such attacks. or starts a war that leads to thousands of Americans having died trying to clean up the mess of a President who was clearly clueless about where the biggest threats lie, than yes I would dislike him just as much as Bush. HMM Started a war?..... 9/11?� Umm the USS COLE?� Ummm Khobar Towers?� atre you sure he started the war?... OR did hew just throw down his plow share and pick up a sword and begin to fight to protect his country?� Did people die in this war- YEP!� 3000 dies in one day in NYC..... and it took 4 years for that many more military personnel to be killed by an anamey many in the MEDIA will nto admit is attacking our soldiers. SO KARL.. you know where the biggest threats lie?..... HMMM?� IS this just the story line we have all been fed byy the MEDIOTS or you actually really know?� I don;t know where they are, I know we have a lot of high quality people searching for them, but I do not know where they all are.�� I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH MY GOV'T TAKING A WAR TO THE ENEMY.... I know when the enemy comes here, people like you will stare with an agape jaw in wonderment about what happened.� That willbe what happens when a country shows weakness and complacency to an EXTREME group of ISLAMA-FASCISTS.... they want to end your life.. and they want to end our way of life.�� YOU can believe that throwing money at them and hugging them and agrandizing and appeasing them will make them friends.. but alas it won't and you will be slaughtered (By extremists).

    This is not a political board, but I do believe in a democratic country we are allowed to state our views, even if you disagree with them.AND YOU KNOW WHY WE HAVE THAT RIGHT?.... because someone was willing to stand up and defend it as a greater good! SOmeone thought that the freedom of America and the security of his family was worth putting his life on the line.� It is a shame that we lose so many of them... but YOU (and I) have truly got no clue what on earth information the gov't has locked up about what they are doing and why.. AND YOU COULDN't handle it if you knew! �I am a Red Sox fan and love my country, but I think our current President is one of the most incompetent political figures of all time. YEAH he is not my favorite president but in your life and mine we have had at least a couple of presidents who are worse.....JIMY CARTER!� 15% home loans, 12% unemployment, AMerican Hostages in IRAN.. etc etc etc.....CLINTON. made a mockery of the leadership of the free world.HE ALLOWED KHOBAR TOWERS AND THE USS COLE without any reprisal.� There are even reports that he warned the terrorists (His admin did) before they launched the cruise missiles into Pakistan to destroy the damps a wek after the USS COLE was sunk!� HMMMM...I AM SORRY, but I want my president to look strong (even if he is considered a bully).� I want the world to know that we shall never allow another 9/11 without a swift punishment so stay the heck out of our country!� Whteher he has attacked the right people or not.. well that is debatable.. SADAAM didn't have much to do with AL-QUAEDA but he did fund terrorism (along with Ghadafy) who backed down.� SEEMS while most other Western nations have been getting attacked the last 4 years (Portugal, France,England, SPain etc etc etc) we have not been attacked....� It may be luck or that may be the only part of his job that BUSH does right.YOU BUSH HATERS BLAME HIM FOR EVERYTHING WRONG.... BUT NEVER GIVE CREDIT WHEN SOMETHING GOES RIGHT..... HMMM?� HATRED IS A SICKENING THING.....CHANGE FOR CHANGE SAKE IS A FOOLS FOLLY..... Where are the details on all these promisseds that OBAMA is making?.... AHGH yeah he said a catch word, and he knows Many an�American wants a free ride....� HOW MANY "Undetailed" promisses will he keep?� My bet is ZERO! �

    Go Sox

     
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    If Manny didn't go to the white house because of political reasons then I say props to Manny. As a citizen he has a responsibility to boycott all things Bush.
     
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    About the disable Vets

    I have heard and seen horror stories on TV on how they are not treated as they should and how they live in places were water leaks from the roof, bathrooms arent finished and they sleep on a bed almost made of bricks and lets not talk about their poor medical insurance.It is a shame.... the way some are treated.. but it is not all, it is that portion that need our help the most! As far as healthcare.. the gov't has been in the healthcare business for 200+ years.. for the military!� What makes you think they can do universal healthcare any better than they have screwed that up....... YOU will get the same thing I got when I had two torn ligaments and destroyed cartilage in my knee.....� HERE's some Motrin- Take it and come back when the swelling and pain subsides. Two weeks later you hobble into the GOV't DR, and they say "WOW that MOTRIN WORKS- lets give you 1600 MG 4X /day see if we remove the rest of the swelling maybe the pain wil go away.... YOU come back two weeks later most of the swelling is gone (Along with your liver).� They take you off the Motrin as you are getting jaundiced- that clears up the swelling returns when they twist the knee to test it's strngth... then they send you to physical therapy, and give you more MOTRIN... MRI's are expensive.... SURGERY is more expensive.� I went several months doing this until a FLIGHT SURGEON was going to make me unfit for deployment. (ONe quality Dr).� They needed me to deploy in three months so they did an MRI.. found two torn ligaments and cartilage that was 60%+ frayed.... I had surgery the day after my MRI.... THAT IS MEDICINE when there is NO reward for being successful... UNIVERSAL medicine.... IT "IS" what happens in CANADA.... Go to Plattsburg NY.. Way up at the border.� It used to be an airforce town- but the base wasclosed, and the missiles decommed..... It was a ghost town for a few years..... NOW it is virtually a hospital ward... they have CANADA overflow centers there.... for those refused care.� HMMM?� UNIVERSAL MEDICINE IS BAD.... We must find something better than what we have... but NOT THAT!

     
  22. You have chosen to ignore posts from kodimo. Show kodimo's posts

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    Just one more reason to love Manny!!��� =)

     
  23. You have chosen to ignore posts from wwsf4ever. Show wwsf4ever's posts

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    As a citizen he has a responsibility to boycott all things BushIF you belieev this then you are not a very responsible citizen but ratheranother MEDIA LEMMING..... YOU are bought and paid for so just sit there and do not reply until the MEDIA Pulls your string. �I have said it many times, I disagree with things he has done.. BUT ALL THINGS means you are asinine.HE KEPT THE ENEMY AT DISTANT SHORES!� IF you donot value then then you need to move to somewhere that you value other things... FREEDOM without fear is not freedom at all. AFTER 9/11 there was too much fear.�

     
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    Why has Bush not put as much money into finding sustainable forms of energy that will not force us to be pressured by countries that have a stronghold on oil, as he has into a war that has done nothing to improve either our country or the country we are fighting? Doesn't the fact that he has put the power back into the hands of the companies that are destroying our environment make him to some degree at fault with what is happening to our environment? He did turn back the laws that Clinton faught so hard to pull through that helped protect our environment from the companies who have one goal (profit). How far back has he set the tolerance of Muslims in our country (I am not Muslim, but feel all people have the right to be treated equally)? It is correct to say that we have not had any major terrorist incidents in our country since 9/11, but he was President when those attacks took place. I would never blame him for those attacks, but am concerned that we could be attacked by someone who was not even our enemy before he started playing the bully.
    I could go on and on, but don't think it is appropriate for a sports board. We have each made our point and can agree to disagree. I hope what the future holds will be better, and for now will let the beginning of the baseball season allow me to be taken to a happy place where the enemy (the Yankees and Yankee fans) is no more of a threat than a family member who has a differing opinion than I do. Why can't we all just be friends?
     
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    wwsf4ever�� other than the� '' go sox'' at the end� that was truly a great post

     

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