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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:30 AM

John Kerry broke his nose playing hockey



WASHINGTON -- The secret is out: John Kerry is a right winger.

The Globe uncovered the news after inquiring why Kerry was sporting two nasty black eyes today at a White House ceremony in which President Obama feted the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

It turns out he got whacked playing hockey. And his sporting position might come as a surprise to the constituents who elected the senior Democrat from Massachusetts to his fifth term in 2008.

Kerry’s office said the pair of shiners were the result of a busted nose that the 68-year-old politico sustained on the ice when he was smacked in the face with a hockey stick during a game with friends and family over the holidays.


http://www.boston.com/Boston/politicalintelligence/2012/01/john-kerry-the-right-wing-breaks-nose/OB5yFHBZFexEMpEibSnxpL/index.html


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Reply John Kerry broke his nose playing hockey (Original post)
boston bean Jan 2012 OP
rfranklin Jan 2012 #1
bitchkitty Jan 2012 #2
hobbit709 Jan 2012 #3
limpyhobbler Jan 2012 #4
Jello Biafra Jan 2012 #5
politicasista Jan 2012 #21
CottonBear Jan 2012 #6
rgbecker Jan 2012 #7
CTyankee Jan 2012 #9
madmom Jan 2012 #10
laundry_queen Jan 2012 #13
CTyankee Jan 2012 #16
CTyankee Jan 2012 #15
AngryAmish Jan 2012 #8
Brickbat Jan 2012 #11
laundry_queen Jan 2012 #14
Major Hogwash Jan 2012 #28
Blue_Tires Jan 2012 #12
Avalux Jan 2012 #17
sarcasmo Jan 2012 #18
glowing Jan 2012 #19
politicasista Jan 2012 #20
CTyankee Jan 2012 #22
politicasista Jan 2012 #23
CTyankee Jan 2012 #24
politicasista Jan 2012 #25
Major Hogwash Jan 2012 #26
CTyankee Jan 2012 #29
ProSense Jan 2012 #27
CTyankee Jan 2012 #30
politicasista Jan 2012 #31
CTyankee Jan 2012 #33
politicasista Jan 2012 #34
CTyankee Jan 2012 #37
politicasista Jan 2012 #38
CTyankee Jan 2012 #41
politicasista Jan 2012 #42
ProSense Jan 2012 #32
CTyankee Jan 2012 #35
politicasista Jan 2012 #36
CTyankee Jan 2012 #39
politicasista Jan 2012 #40

Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:35 AM

1. Much more creative than the old "dooknob" excuse....

 

Did anybody check out Teresa Kerry's knuckles?

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:37 AM

2. Or the pretzel choking excuse. n/t

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:37 AM

3. More believable than the "choked on a pretzel" story.

Looks like more than one of us had the same thought

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:37 AM

4. Ouch. Should have stuck to windsurfing.

I like John Kerry and voted for him. He would have made a great president.

He's almost certainly telling the truth about this injury. I doubt it is a case of "Botox gone wrong" or anything like that.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:38 AM

5. I tend to believe that...

Mrs. Heinz cross checked her husband w/a hockey stick. Maybe Little John was where he shouldn't have been.....

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:40 AM

6. Ouch. That must have really hurt.

I once got hit under the eye with a raquet ball raquet (I was wearing protective goggles, thank goodness.) and I got a HUGE shiner. Since I'm a girl and I wear glasses, makeup and the glasses mostly hid my black eye when I went back to work on Monday morning.

I hope that the Senator feels (and looks) better soon.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:56 AM

7. Everyone today is wearing a "Cage" with their helmets...

The kids are all used to them and are not as careful to keep their sticks under control. I played for years without injury while not wearing helmet or face shield...but as I played more and more with the younger kids, I noticed a lot more sticks flying around at eye level. Soon, I joined them in wearing helmet and cage even in pick-up games.

I'm not saying people are driving more recklessly now that they are wearing seatbelts though.....just saying.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:13 AM

9. My granddaughter is playing girls ice hockey and even with the protective equipment and

the "no checking" rule in the women's sport, she was unprepared for getting roughed up as much as she did! But she really likes it (not ever having played it before).

John Kerry is really too old for a "pick up" game of ice hockey, IMO. Really, what was he thinking?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

10. Too old? really? I think it's fantastic that a man of his age has the

stamina and where with all to go out and play hockey. Is he supposed to stay home and vegetate just because he isn't young?

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Response to madmom (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:12 AM

13. LOL, on my dad's hockey team

back when my dad was younger as well, there was a goalie that was 76 years old! My dad himself had to stop playing at age 50-something after a hip replacement especially since it severely limited his flexibility (he was also a goalie) but plenty of his friends still play (they'd all be 55-65 now). I have no doubt there are plenty of 60 somethings and even 70-somethings still playing in his old league. Not totally unusual.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:43 PM

16. good for them!

Now that we are seniors, we and our friends are all talking about going into/coming home from rehab after one or another body part is replaced. My husband, age 71, is coming home later this from rehab for a ruptured disc and I have had to make some significant retrofitting of our house to accommodate his condition (he was working out at the gym up to Thanksgiving, when the rupture happened). Aging spines, brittle bones, failing eyesight, are all part of the aging process. I never dreamed any of this would happen to us, when years ago I whirled around in Jazzercise classes.

You don't THINK you'll ever be "old," but your body does age, even if you've been in great shape in your earlier years.

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Response to madmom (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:34 PM

15. of course not. there are plenty of sports people can play as they get older.

Ice hockey is rough. Falls are a real problem. Older folks have to be careful since their bones are more brittle and broken bones with the elderly is a bad thing. Falling on ice, yikes!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 09:07 AM

8. Oglethorpe!?! I thought he was suspended?

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:57 AM

11. That young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his

subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him -- well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle.

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:13 AM

14. Where are the Hanson's when you need them?

Pass the foil.

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Response to laundry_queen (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:26 PM

28. Yeah, those hosers never complained about broken noses.

That they gave to the members of the other team, eh?

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:10 AM

12. So was it Chara or Lucic?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:45 PM

17. Or maybe Timonen?

Lets Go Pens!!! Malkin is on fire - #7 tonight!

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:48 PM

18. I have seen soemone hit in the face with the puck

do the same thing.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:25 PM

19. I read the Huffington Post version of the story

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/john-kerry-hockey-injuries_n_1226506.html

Kerry has played hockey for many years, typically in the forward/right wing position. The centrist lawmaker and former presidential contender also participates in the Congressional Hockey Challenge, a charity event between lawmakers and lobbyists that raises thousands of dollars for the Fort Dupont Ice Hockey Club in Washington D.C.

Notice the fundraising hockey challenge that has taken place for years between politicians and lobbyists... Quite telling how infectious these lobbyists are...

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:38 PM

20. That looks painful,

glad to know he is going to be ok. Given the violent nature of hockey (like football), it could have been worse (i.e. concussion).

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Response to politicasista (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

22. I wonder if the guy thinks he's still a sophomore at Yale....

those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end...

but they did. And you are an idiot...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:01 PM

23. He is

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a bold man for still playing the game two and half years after hip surgery. Was it the right decision to play at that age? Who knows.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

24. I admire his courage, always have. But this is different.

two black eyes and a broken nose doesn't speak to me of an intelligent choice of sports for an elderly man. Geez, can common sense invade here? I mean, really?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:24 PM

25. Ok? n/t

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:24 PM

26. What sport would you approve of him participating in??

Paul Newman raced cars for crying out loud.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:31 PM

29. My approval is not an issue and you know that!

I'm just saying that at 69 or 70 we are not what we were at 19 or 20 when we were playing hockey for Yale...go bulldogs!

C'mon, please...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:25 PM

27. Pretty

I wonder if the guy thinks he's still a sophomore at Yale....

those were the days my friend, we thought they'd never end...

but they did. And you are an idiot...

...sure he knows how old he is, but what exactly makes him "an idiot" for playing hockey?

Seems like you're having a private Kerry bashing fest using the fact that he was injured as the excuse.

It's a bit strange, but carry on.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:39 PM

30. Nah, I like Kerry, actually. I think he's a good guy.

I have a family member in MA who worked on his prez campaign. I 'm not against the guy AT ALL.

I just think old guys shouldn't push that envelope. Take it from me: I have had real world experience in this. Even if you are working out in the gym several times a week, you can still have problems! And there you are!

My husband is in rehab even as we speak. He may or may not come home after 3 weeks of rehab therapy. This ain't fun folks...not for people in late 60s and early 70s.

Don't be smug. Your time (or your parents time) will come...

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Response to politicasista (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:43 PM

33. Is what he "plays" really like ice hockey?

No sticks.

And does he get "roughed up"?

Please.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #33)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:46 PM

34. Yep. He did

but he still plays without being called an idiot.

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Response to politicasista (Reply #34)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:50 PM

37. well, how did he get injured as he was? I am mystified?

Two black eyes and a broken nose?

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Response to politicasista (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:11 PM

41. probably not a good thing for President Obama to do either...so?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #41)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:51 PM

42. Ok

will leave it at that. Peace.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:41 PM

32. Funny

Nah, I like Kerry, actually. I think he's a good guy.

I have a family member in MA who worked on his prez campaign. I 'm not against the guy AT ALL.

I just think old guys shouldn't push that envelope. Take it from me: I have had real world experience in this. Even if you are working out in the gym several times a week, you can still have problems! And there you are!

...that doesn't explain why you're calling him an "idiot."

It's his decision, not yours.

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Response to ProSense (Reply #32)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:48 PM

35. If my husband pulled such a trick, I would call him an "idiot."

As a matter of fact, my husband knows I would give him such a load of sh*t he wouldn't want to hear it, if he did something this stupid!

Sorry, this was a boneheaded move on Sen. Kerry's part. OK, my opinion...sorry...

I love John Kerry. I voted for him. I was devastated when he lost in 2004.

This move of John Kerry's was DUMB.

And can we move on? I hope so...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:49 PM

36. Is Obama an "idiot" for still playing ball?

n/t

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Response to politicasista (Reply #36)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 08:01 PM

39. No, he is younger. I trust that when he is older he will have the good sense to scale back

and do what he needs to do to have physical safety and good exercise at the same time.

You may not have experienced what I have: a family member who needs PT and OT as a result of a spinal weakness or a knee or hip replacement. OK, I get that; I didn't know about it until I did! But WOW, when you find out what happens, you change your whole mindset. You realize that you are no longer bulletproof. You have weaknesses. You need help. You need physical therapists and occupational therapists. They help you cope with getting through your daily routines. Don't sneer. Don't laugh.

Your time will come...if you live long enough...

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