Tim Thomas says he skipped White House trip because "government has grown out of control"

Jan 24, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 85

For breaking sports news alerts, text "SPORTS" to 98999. It wasn't about "politics or party" affiliation, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas said.

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Gravediggers

United States

#1 Jan 24, 2012
His option not to attend.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#2 Jan 24, 2012
The best thing Tim Thomas could have done was to just accept the invitation to the White House. Respect the Office if not the occupant. That would also apply if he was invited to a Congressional event or meeting.

He could have released his manifesto and sought out a media outlet to discuss the issue, and also accept the invitation. It's one thing to oppose an official or policies, but disrespecting national institutions only tears at the fabric of our society.
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 24, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
His option not to attend.
His option to make a statement.
His option to vote against "big Government".
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Jan 24, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
The best thing Tim Thomas could have done was to just accept the invitation to the White House. Respect the Office if not the occupant. That would also apply if he was invited to a Congressional event or meeting.
He could have released his manifesto and sought out a media outlet to discuss the issue, and also accept the invitation. It's one thing to oppose an official or policies, but disrespecting national institutions only tears at the fabric of our society.
Good One Poo Poo! Turn around on how you bash GW when in office? Bet you not have gone!
Crack Head

Bedford, OH

#5 Jan 24, 2012
I wonder how many watch lists he is on NOW?
smoke2joints

United States

#6 Jan 24, 2012
no one will remember who tim thomas is or what he did, or not do by next year
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#7 Jan 24, 2012
Hey good for him!!

A smaller government might cause the President to be a little too busy to be partying with hockey players.

<LOL>

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#8 Jan 24, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
The best thing Tim Thomas could have done was to just accept the invitation to the White House. Respect the Office if not the occupant. That would also apply if he was invited to a Congressional event or meeting.
He could have released his manifesto and sought out a media outlet to discuss the issue, and also accept the invitation. It's one thing to oppose an official or policies, but disrespecting national institutions only tears at the fabric of our society.
The best thing he could have done is a body check, but then he would have been sent to jail.

“Historic American Greatness”

Since: Jun 07

The President & his AG

#9 Jan 24, 2012
President Obama showed Tim Thomas how to carry himself when in spite of being snubbed; President Obama still acknowledged the contributions that Thomas made to the team.
I love the way these right-wingers always have their unpatriotic actions backfire and come away looking like stupid idiots.
BS Detector

Carol Stream, IL

#10 Jan 24, 2012
PooPoo Platter wrote:
The best thing Tim Thomas could have done was to just accept the invitation to the White House. Respect the Office if not the occupant. That would also apply if he was invited to a Congressional event or meeting.
He could have released his manifesto and sought out a media outlet to discuss the issue, and also accept the invitation. It's one thing to oppose an official or policies, but disrespecting national institutions only tears at the fabric of our society.
Would you have gone if invited by George W Bush? Of course not because we know you are a lying hypocrit.
Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#11 Jan 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama showed Tim Thomas how to carry himself when in spite of being snubbed; President Obama still acknowledged the contributions that Thomas made to the team.
I love the way these right-wingers always have their unpatriotic actions backfire and come away looking like stupid idiots.
Patti says, "Obama showed Tim Thomas how to carry himself in spite of being snubbed."

Yep, Obama KNOWS how to DO that <LOL>
Crazy

Stamford, CT

#12 Jan 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama showed Tim Thomas how to carry himself when in spite of being snubbed; President Obama still acknowledged the contributions that Thomas made to the team.
I love the way these right-wingers always have their unpatriotic actions backfire and come away looking like stupid idiots.
Stop calling yourself a Marine!!! Your full of lies, shame on you, no wonder your father offed himself, if I had a h0mo for a child, I'd beat his @zz. You couldn't pass a physical agility test if your life depended on it, so keep hiding behind your computer. No wonder you support Obama, your full of sheot.
BS Detector

Carol Stream, IL

#13 Jan 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama showed Tim Thomas how to carry himself when in spite of being snubbed; President Obama still acknowledged the contributions that Thomas made to the team.
I love the way these right-wingers always have their unpatriotic actions backfire and come away looking like stupid idiots.
How is it unpatriotic to speak your mind in a free society?
Moliner

El Centro, CA

#14 Jan 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama showed Tim Thomas how to carry himself when in spite of being snubbed; President Obama still acknowledged the contributions that Thomas made to the team.
I love the way these right-wingers always have their unpatriotic actions backfire and come away looking like stupid idiots.
Like how most of your posts backfire and leave you looking like an idiot?

“Historic American Greatness”

Since: Jun 07

The President & his AG

#15 Jan 24, 2012
Crazy wrote:
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if I had a h0mo for a child, I'd beat his @zz.
Wow, you are one sick puppy; if my opinion vexes you to the point that you would advocate abusing your child you seriously need to be locked away and heavily medicated. But you are the typical right-wing nut, so Iím not surprised.
JDC

El Paso, TX

#16 Jan 24, 2012
His position is refreshing because it is not a partisan attack. He blames both political parties and he is right.
JDC

El Paso, TX

#17 Jan 24, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I love the way these right-wingers always have their unpatriotic actions backfire and come away looking like stupid idiots.
You do realize he placed the blame for our economic woes on both parties? So how does that make him a right winger? Did you ever consider he just might be an independent that can see the faults of both major parties because that is where he places the blame.
nuff said

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jan 24, 2012
JDC wrote:
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You do realize he placed the blame for our economic woes on both parties? So how does that make him a right winger? Did you ever consider he just might be an independent that can see the faults of both major parties because that is where he places the blame.
Everyone is a right winger who isn't lock step with patty poo/ marine CORPS patty.

What a freakin piece of work

Since: Dec 11

Hunt Valley, MD

#19 Jan 24, 2012
Who cares what he thinks? Why are we even hearing about this? Way to be a team player though.. Dummy.
Moliner

El Centro, CA

#20 Jan 24, 2012
SickNTired2 wrote:
Who cares what he thinks? Why are we even hearing about this? Way to be a team player though.. Dummy.
It's off the ice, Dummy.

Not required to be a "team player" on his own time.

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