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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:35 AM

 

Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins MVP Goalie, Snubs President Obama

WASHINGTON -- While congratulating the Boston Bruins on their 2011 Stanley Cup championship, President Barack Obama did the obligatory spotlighting of key players in that run. Zdeno Chara got the height joke. Brad Marchand was chided for being the "Little Ball of Hate." Tim Thomas was celebrated for being only the second American player to win playoff MVP, having posted two shutouts in the Final.

Chara smiled. Marchand blushed.

Thomas wasn't there to hear it.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirmed that Thomas had told him months ago he would not attend the White House event due to his political and ideological differences with the Obama administration. Chiarelli said he had tried to convince Thomas to attend the event "over the last couple months" to no avail.

"He chose not to come. The reasons behind it I think he'll make the media aware through his Facebook," said Chiarelli.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/bruins-mvp-tim-thomas-skips-white-house-event-203636656.html

Way to go, Timmy! There are already wingnut racist idiots "promoting" hockey as "the last white man's sport." Thanks a fucking LOT for making fans of the sport look like rednecked morons!

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Reply Tim Thomas, Boston Bruins MVP Goalie, Snubs President Obama (Original post)
DeathToTheOil Jan 2012 OP
HughBeaumont Jan 2012 #1
DeathToTheOil Jan 2012 #2
HughBeaumont Jan 2012 #8
bulloney Jan 2012 #3
mfcorey1 Jan 2012 #4
GoCubsGo Jan 2012 #11
Stratetalker Jan 2012 #5
brooklynite Jan 2012 #6
RZM Jan 2012 #18
rox63 Jan 2012 #7
DeathToTheOil Jan 2012 #15
rox63 Jan 2012 #16
lunatica Jan 2012 #9
Loudmxr Jan 2012 #10
madrchsod Jan 2012 #12
JBoy Jan 2012 #13
Blue_Tires Jan 2012 #14
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Jan 2012 #23
FSogol Jan 2012 #17
FUBO Jan 2012 #19
Mr Dixon Jan 2012 #20
arthritisR_US Jan 2012 #21
DevonRex Jan 2012 #22

Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:43 AM

1. Thomas is a Glenn Beck fan.

He wants to have dinner with THAT rubber room resident? Shame.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:26 AM

2. Really???

 

I did not know that. Well, that's what the league gets for givin' the Conn Smythe to a Yank, eh?

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:17 AM

8. From his Wiki page:

Thomas is a Republican and has stated that the person he would most like to have dinner with is conservative TV pundit Glenn Beck.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:31 AM

3. I heard Thomas is a Beck fan, too.

If that's the case, why doesn't Thomas just stamp big bold letters spelling "IDIOT" across his forehead?

If you're that proud of snubbing the President (regardless of party) and come right out and say you're a Beck fan to the point where you put your political beliefs ahead of being a part of a team, then you might as well flaunt it.

Apparently, Mr. Thomas has taken one too many slap shots to the forehead. Anyone who comes out and announces he's a Beck fan can't be too bright.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:35 AM

4. That's his lost. Moving on to more relevant people. nt

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Response to mfcorey1 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:45 AM

11. Exactly.

The same goes for Dan Hampton of the 1985 Chicago Bears, who did the same thing. All it does is make them look petty.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:41 AM

5. Get real

This guy can do WTF he wants. That's his right. But to give a statement like he did declaring his opposition to 'big guvmmt', 'overspending', 'taxation', and blather Luke that is a huge lie and pitiful cover for what is his real thinking. Dude. You need to own it. If you are too cowardly to openly state your disdain for the MAN (besides the Office of POTUS), then you just keep on slapping that lil black disk around Tje rink and yell LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME and the adults will pat you on the head and send you on your 2nd grade way

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:01 AM

6. Perhaps the takeaway is...

...that politicians shouldn't do meetings with with winning sports teams. It's fundamentally a photo-op for both sides; if someone doesn't agree with the politics of the other side, whatever those politics are, they shouldn't be in the same room together for a picture.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:03 PM

18. That will never happen

 

It benefits both the team and the president. The president gets to be associated with people who have lots of diehard fans (plenty of whom are far more loyal to their team than to any politician) and the team gets a photo with the most powerful person in the country.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:11 AM

7. Tim Thomas = professional asshat

If I were part of a team being honored at the WH, I would go no matter who was president. Even if it was someone I couldn't stand, like Dubya. I'm suprised Thomas can stand being a member of a team in such a blue state as MA.

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Response to rox63 (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:33 PM

15. I remember an episode of "Wings"

 

...that had a guy playing an asshat Bruins goalie. Prophecy?

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:59 PM

16. These are guys that beat each other up for a living while skating... n/t

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:19 AM

9. Does he think this will make him popular?

I would avoid such a hateful person as much as possible.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:40 AM

10. There is an old saying "When the President calls you answer."

You take the job or you don't.

It is a call from the CIC take it and respond if you have to be there in person... then do it.

It is respect for the office and ...Bill Oliely can't understand that. Only he does when it is a Republican.

Strange about that... ..Nah not really.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:51 AM

12. the white house is finally cleaned of the racist trash from the last guy...

no need to dirty it up with this racist creep.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:14 AM

13. Too bad for Thomas

He could have been the one Beck supporter that got anywhere near the White House between now and 2016.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:47 AM

14. Well, the Bruins are sociopathic scum anyways

I wouldn't have even given them an invite...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:46 PM

23. Boo to you

The guys who did show up had a great time.

The only sociopath I know of in hockey is Matt Cooke.

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:01 PM

17. He was benched last night and the Caps beat their back-up goalie, 5-3.

I guessing the rest of the Bruins are pissed at the dumbass too.

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Response to FUBO (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:34 PM

20. STFU

Hey ASSHO)E stormfront is that way---------------->

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Response to FUBO (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:37 PM

21. Ok, who left the monkey cage open? n/t

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Response to FUBO (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:38 PM

22. Thank you jury and MIRT! Nt

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