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Tim Thomas Skips White House

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Phrunkis, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. UrsusHorribilis

    UrsusHorribilis Registered User

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    As much as I dislike the current occupant, you should respect the "office of the presidency".
     
  2. Motor Head

    Motor Head HIGHWAY TRASH REMOVAL

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    Classless. I would never turn down an invitation to come to the white house. The president may be wrong or right in your eyes, but his office should command at least a show of proper manners.
     
  3. Don the Radio Guy

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    He does. That's why he didn't go.

    This is his mask:

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    Do you really think he doesn't respect the office?
     
  4. Neon

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    To be fair, in an election year, the President (any president) will use photo ops like that to their advantage. If Thomas doesn't want to do that, it's hard to blame him. However, I can't blame anyone for criticizing him.
     
  5. Phrunkis

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    If he didn't want to go, he doesn't have to, but he shouldn't have made it political. On another note, I think Thomas and the Bruins are a bunch of dirty thugs.
     
  6. Konstantin K

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    Stunner.
     
  7. Voss's Tumor

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    Freedom of expression. The only way I would have respected this guy more was if his team tried to require him and he told them to get fucked. To their credit, they didn't try and let him do his own thing.

    The Bruins might be the best organization in the NHL to their players... They traded Ray Borque so that he could win a Stanley Cup before he retired, they didn't make this guy do something he politically disagreed with, etc. I don't know of any other sports organization that classy.
     
  8. UrsusHorribilis

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    No--he doesn't respect the "office". No matter how misguided the electorate was Obama got elected. The office is bigger than whatever idiot happens to be in it at the time.

    To protest a WH visit by an utterly irrelevant hockey team who are probably mostly Canadian/Scandanavian/Russian anyway is just grandstanding by some toothless moron.
     
  9. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Tim has my everlasting respect for this. I already had a lot of respect for him before (he's one of my top 3 favorite goaltenders and probably top 5 favorite hockey players).
     
  10. Phrunkis

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    Irrelevant? I guess you don't watch hockey.
     
  11. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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  12. Don the Radio Guy

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    When the guy is an utter disgrace to the office, it's entirely proper to not feed into it. Why should this guy, who is a success at what he does, give a photo op to the biggest failure since Grant?
     
  13. Konstantin K

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    They're so irrelevant that they got invited the White House. And I'm pretty sure his mask ensures that he keeps his teeth. And he's a college graduate.
     
  14. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Go watch Alex Burrows bite people.
     
  15. UrsusHorribilis

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    I'm a casual hockey fan. But you can substitute any sport you wish for "hockey". They are all equally irrelevant.
     
  16. Lord Zero

    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    The office is NOT bigger than the douchebag in it. On the contrary, the office is defined by the douchebag in it. Your definition of "respecting the office" is nothing more than blind loyalty to a title.
     
  17. mikeybot

    mikeybot SPANAKOPITA!!!

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    I hate the fuckers but they're an hardly irrelevant since they're one of the original 6 teams.
     
  18. Phrunkis

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    That was unintentional, go check out Boychuck on Raymond.
     
  19. UrsusHorribilis

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    YES--for a fucking meaningless ceremony! I compare it to the Queen of England cutting some ribbon....

    If it's a matter of national policy, there should always be debate--anything less would undermine the whole shebang.

    I just don't want a hockey goalie/quarterback/pitcher/actor/actress representing me or anyone else.
     
  20. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    Keep your bullshit politics out of my sports, music and movies. I pay you to entertain me, not philosophize.
     
  21. Phrunkis

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    They don't, what gave you that idea.
     
  22. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I'm so FUCKING sick of Boston, in so many ways.

    If you don't live in New England, you have no excuse to not hate it at this point.
     
  23. Konstantin K

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    It's the accent. It's so fucking obnoxious.
     
  24. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I like all east coast accents.

    It's the romanticizing of the accent.



    We get it.
     

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