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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    No one is questioning how great of a player he is. It is his unwillingness to go meet the President at a non political event that is remarkable. Hate the man's policies but don't be disrespectful to the office. Can you imagine if Kobe refuse to meet with Bush after they won the title?
    He's the POTUS, nothing that he does is non-political. It's essentially a photo-op event for the POTUS to get some face time and news coverage in the local media of wherever the team is from. I have no issue with Tim Thomas choosing not to allow himself to be used in that way.

    In fact I thought I heard last night that several NBA players DID choose not to attend these things during the Bush Presidency.

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Most of us respect the OFFICE, we just have no respect for the OCCUPANT OF IT. You couldn't pay me enough money to meet that worthless waste of flesh and oxygen, Mr. Obama. Nor would you find me even on a public tour of the White House during his administration. As a Conservative and a Boston Bruins fan, I have absolutely no problem with what Tim Thomas did yesterday.
    Above is an example of what I was talking about.

    That much hatred and vitriol can only come from a deeper place.

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Above is an example of what I was talking about.

    That much hatred and vitriol can only come from a deeper place.
    Go ahead, call the race card. Do it! Do it! Your party demands it!

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    The proof that Thomas is just another moronic wingnut is his claim that his non-attendance was not political

    What a maroon!!
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    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Above is an example of what I was talking about. That much hatred and vitriol can only come from a deeper place.
    Yep. It's called having PRINCIPLES, and for the small percentage of us here in the United States who still live by them, it can be very inconvenient at times. We just understand that when you lay down in a cesspool you can't come away smelling like roses. It's just basic common sense, reason, and logic.

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Thomas is quoted as saying:

    This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.
    Based on that I have to assume he would not have gone regardless of who the president was and regardless of whether the president was Republican or Democrat.

    So it's not a slap in Obama's face by any means.

    I think Thomas made a interesting choice and I can't fault him one bit for that.
    I can fault him for being a Glenn Beck fan though......

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    I don't care much for Obama but I would go. I can't really speak on the actions of others here.

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yep. It's called having PRINCIPLES, and for the small percentage of us here in the United States who still live by them, it can be very inconvenient at times. We just understand that when you lay down in a cesspool you can't come away smelling like roses. It's just basic common sense, reason, and logic.
    Racism is a principle and hatred can be based on principle

    IOW, ranting about PRINCIPLES is just self-serving blather. Every tyrant throughout history has ranted about PRINCIPLES
    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    Justice Thomas' opinions consistently contain precise, detailed constitutional analyses.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaeger19 View Post
    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    Dan Hampton declined. I still think they should rename the Dan Ryan Expressway the Dan Hampton Expressway.
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    Re: Bruins MVP Tim Thomas skips Obama White House event

    It would of been nice for the team and the fans too see the whole team their but whatever if he wants to spit his dummy out then thats fine. I would of gone personally because its an honour to be invited to the white house and you dont get many chances to go and visit like that!

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