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JoeyJoJo Shabbadu 01-23-2012 07:07 PM

Tim Thomas stands up Obama
 
Thomas declines invitation as Bruins make White House visit

Kind of childish. Visit shouldn't have anything to do with politics. Was funny to see the other people that did this included 5 nascar drivers a few years ago. As much as I like Tony Stewart, it was silly too, and likely before he had to find his own sponsers befor he owned the team.

Dark Knight 01-23-2012 07:30 PM

I thought you meant this guy. :police:

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jeffb 01-23-2012 07:49 PM

As if Obama knows who he is. lol

JoeyJoJo Shabbadu 01-23-2012 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 603643)
As if Obama knows who he is. lol

Exactly.

Ligeia 01-23-2012 08:15 PM

I'm not sure that I understand your criticism. I think it shows how warped reality really is.

For me, I can think of a few contexts in which I might not show up. 1) I strongly disagree with their political stance, 2) I consider it a frivolous waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from real issues, 3) I'm entirely indifferent to the pomp and circumstance.

To me, it sounds like he is standing by his principles, and I don't really see a problem in that.

Obama doesn't know almost any of the people he works for, and I don't see how that is relevant.

fancylad 01-23-2012 08:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 603643)
As if Obama knows who he is. lol

not that i'm taking a stand on this, but i'm pretty sure Tim Thomas doesn't care.

jeffb 01-23-2012 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by fancylad (Post 603669)
not that i'm taking a stand on this, but i'm pretty sure Tim Thomas doesn't care.

Like most people. Good for him.

Acie 01-23-2012 09:57 PM

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“I believe the federal government has grown out of control, threatening the rights, liberties, and property of the people,” Goalie Tim Thomas said in a statement. The decision to stay away, Thomas said, “was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.”
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DVS 01-24-2012 01:01 PM

Well Tim Thomas got to say his piece

We can move on now

XiaominWu 01-24-2012 03:50 PM

I bet when Timmy was languishing in Europe, he never dreamed that he would one day have such a glorious opportunity to take a meaningful political stance such as this one. Maybe that has been what has motivated him to be so good.

LX 01-24-2012 04:00 PM

What exactly is he critical of? Anything? Or is it just shit in general? It's a bit of a wasted stance if he doesn't take a specific stance.

jeffb 01-24-2012 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LX (Post 603881)
What exactly is he critical of? Anything? Or is it just shit in general? It's a bit of a wasted stance if he doesn't take a specific stance.

And it's a little late now to say what that stance was/is. Who cares at this point?

Superjudge 01-24-2012 04:07 PM

Uncanny how every single one of you missed the point.

Hockey is very ,much a team game. The culture of the game is not one that really looks kindly upon players who place themselves or their own interests above the team. There are likely more players that didn't give a shit about going to the White House, but they went, because that's what the team was doing, and that's what you do.

Thomas and his political agenda don't really mean shit to be honest, but from a Hockey perspective, this is not the first time Timmy has stuck his finger up at his own team.

I get it, Goalies like to be weirdo's and think they are so different yadda yadda, he's still gonna catch a bit of shit for it though.

As for his views. Sports and Politics need to get separate rooms. I don't think athletes should really be using such a huge platform to shoot out their views. But, free speech..whatever... people gonna say what they need to say i guess

'trane 01-24-2012 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 603886)
As for his views. Sports and Politics need to get separate rooms.

weren't you arguing in favour of camo uniforms?

LX 01-24-2012 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 603883)
And it's a little late now to say what that stance was/is. Who cares at this point?

If he's given a soapbox and he uses it in a meaningful way then I couuld care, even if I disagree. I just need some specifics. Ali didn't just say he didn't want to be a soldier, he said he didn't see the point of killing people he felt were as much his brothers as anyone else. When Steve Nash was against the Iraq war, he made a point of saying he flt people were being asked to die for oil.

Superjudge 01-24-2012 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 'trane (Post 603934)
weren't you arguing in favour of camo uniforms?

isnt the same thing, and honestly, this isnt the place to get into that, not for me at least...sorry if thats a let down.

'trane 01-24-2012 07:38 PM

it is the same thing, undoubtedly. a political statement made in sport. too bad there are only certain places where we can discuss topics of interest, especially when responding to something you brought up.

Acie 01-25-2012 02:25 PM

Nothing but a bunch of bitter Leafs fans.

I bet you didn't give a shit when ardent Glenn Beck supporters Tony La Russa and Albert Pujols didn't show up with the rest of the Cardinals a few weeks ago or when James Harrison was a no show twice.

jeffb 01-26-2012 02:10 PM

It Sounds Like The Bruins Are Ready To Say Goodbye To Tim Thomas, Free Citizen

Toby 01-30-2012 10:06 PM

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Obama Administration Announces New Gulf Oil Exploration Deal - US News and World Report

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