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Boston Bruins Goaltender Releases Statement Explaining Absence From Obama Meeting

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While his colleagues from the Boston Bruins were visitng the White House earlier today, goaltender Tim Thomas was absent. Here is his personal explanation for why he did what he did. We can only hope more role-models follow in his footsteps.

Thomas statement on White House absence (via the NHL)


"I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People.


This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers vision for the Federal government.


Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL.


This is the only public statement I will be making on this topic. TT"

And from USA Today:

h/t Not_Jim_Cramer


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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:41 | 2090847 The Fonz...befo...
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Bravo bravo

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:43 | 2090853 Pladizow
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Hopefully this will help to wake some sheep!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:45 | 2090866 Troll Magnet
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i feel for the guy and his family because the dude's about to get either assassinated or abducted and detained in 3..2..

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:51 | 2090905 Pladizow
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First NDAA Guinea Pig?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:09 | 2090977 Al Gorerhythm
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Baby steps Plad. One principled soul at a time.

Well done TT. I hope that it is not your last public statement on these matters though. We need folk in highly visible positions to spread the news. Kudos.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:26 | 2091040 SGS
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So while the world collapses around him, this asshole can take time to give a speech about some fucking shitfuck team that shouldn't even have made it past round 1, he cant take 5 minutes and open the fort knox doors for us? 

Ponzi Continuum 101. 

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:36 | 2091077 Buckaroo Banzai
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:39 | 2091085 trav7777
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the guy is OBVIOUSLY a racist

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:43 | 2091096 Pladizow
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:56 | 2091119 strannick
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As a Canucks fan, I hate Tim Thomas (not as much as Brad Ratface Marchand).

Now I love Tim Thomas more than Roberto Luango

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:57 | 2091238 nope-1004
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As a Canuck hater, I still hate the Canucks.  Roberto Luongo is an overpaid, overpriced, over praised meat head.  He stands there and has others take pot shots at him, making millions doing so.  Something clearly wrong with this world.


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:03 | 2091255 Bay of Pigs
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You don't like Bobby Lou? LOL...

Go Timmy! Tell it like it is brother...

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:25 | 2091309 flacon
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 I just watched the clip. What a fucking asshole Obama is. Can't even deliver a speech. If this is the calibre of individual the New World Order puts as "king of the world" then it's not going to be hard to defeat them. 


Fuck you Obama!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:11 | 2091374 DoChenRollingBearing
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Tell it like it is brothers!  

+ 1 to almost all of you upthread.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:09 | 2091472 redpill
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Bravo Tim!  Good luck getting through TSA from now on, though.  Keep Rand Paul's cell number handy.

But in case anyone was unaware, there is a liberty movement occurring right now that absolutely supercedes party.

Do you hear the people sing?  Singing the songs of angry men.  It is the music of a people that will not be slaves again!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:45 | 2091513 rcintc
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May God bless you!  (Because you are going to need it to keep Big Bro off your back)

Now Let's Go Rangers!!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 02:22 | 2091541 Cadavre
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My god, its full of stars!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 02:59 | 2091561 Richard Chesler
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Just pushing the limits of I N D E N T A T I O N.


Tue, 01/24/2012 - 06:04 | 2091688 fourchan
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that obama jersey=barf!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 07:34 | 2091738 GetZeeGold
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That Bruin is a freakin Patriot!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 09:18 | 2091898 FEDbuster
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Wish he had added one more line to his statement,

"I support and will be voting for Dr. Ron Paul, a true champion of liberty and the Constitution". 

Then it would have been perfect.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 09:25 | 2091919 bigkahuna
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Nice! This is how to win the infowar!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 12:47 | 2092818 JeffB
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I think they're still readying Rand Paul's cell for him, and I'm pretty sure that those Guantanamo cell numbers are classified information.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:48 | 2091445 rocker
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 White Man can't jump.

 Black Man can't play Hockey.   ........

Who really cares.  It's about the message.  Both parties are destroying our Freedoms.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:15 | 2091613 Gavrikon
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Rocker, didn't you get the memo?  Race is an artificial construct and there are no differences between the races.  Oops, did I just contradict myself?

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:48 | 2092266 JimBowie1958
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It is an artificial construct in terms of the science behind such things.

There are more white people in the US with african heritage in their DNA than there are blacks in the US.

In terms of DNA differences, the progession from one ethnic geological origin to its neighbor shows a gradual transition from one to the next, largely. For exampe many Meditteranean ethnicities carry the cycle cell anemia DNA as their neighbors in Africa do.

Some groups that migrated out of Africa in prior intergalacial periods evolved differently than other groups that they were later isolated from when that intergalacial period ended, and then they all mixed again when the modern human population spread out from Africa with the last intergalacial period. Whites appear to be white in part because we still retain a small amount of Neanderthal DNA.

But the fact of the matter is that other methods of differentiating people tells more about them than what their race is. Morphological groupings tell us far more about the shared health concerns and general behavior of a person than what the color of their skin tells us. A fat black man has more in common biologically with a fat white man than either have a with a tall skinny man of either race.

Our pseudo-science regarding race is an historical anachronism that is more about ethnic groups than about race.

Like it or not, your roots are out of Africa, and the vast majority of DNA in your body is shared with the rest of humanity with race being a largely insignificant indicator of anything important at all. We are all the same race, scientifically, except maybe for Aspergers people likeme who might be the next step in evolution upward from our jungle forebears.  (just kidding about the Aspergers thingy)

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:16 | 2091296 cbxer55
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Archie Bunker has entered the building!  ;-)

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:15 | 2091615 Gavrikon
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Or is that meathead?

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 03:41 | 2091584 boattrash
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1004- I have many fuckers taking pot-shots at me as well, but for a lot less than millions. What's the problem? ALL whores name their price, even oil-field whores/merchant mariners.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:48 | 2091342's picture

Fan, yes



Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:15 | 2091384 Arkadaba
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As a Habs fan - well you know. Kudos to him for taking a stand. And he has a lot to lose like endorsements etc. (which he will). Should be NHL player of the year.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:06 | 2092341 Arthor Bearing
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We got the cup! :D

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:55 | 2091122 dick cheneys ghost
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Sheldon Adelson wants to rename las vegas......."Las Zion"........newt will do it too.........

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:56 | 2091124 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He is god awful without a telepromter. 

Uh, the Bruins [looks down] they are [looks down] a good team.  [Looks down]  They played [looks down] well last year [looks down] and had long playoff beards to show for it!  [Looks down]  Bla bla bla, uh [looks down], bla bla bla.  [Looks down].....

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:06 | 2091143 55 men
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Good for this guy!  Hopefully they don't do to this guy what they did to john kerry, 2 black eyes and a broken nose...and they say he has been playing a lot of hockey....Yea right, he got his ass kicked by somebody.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:57 | 2091358 SokPOTUS
SokPOTUS's picture Teresa Heinz Kerry, obviously...that bitch is nasty...

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:24 | 2091410 Ahmeexnal
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Exactly, there is no way anyone can play hockey with a bullet lodged in their right buttock and a purple heart medal up their ass.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:26 | 2091415 Imminent Crucible
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All he said was, "Honey, it's Sunday night, and...." That's as far as he got.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:33 | 2091425 eatthebanksters
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His wife caught in the closet with Barry O and kicked the shit out of him!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:08 | 2091607 Gavrikon
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Barry does like those MANly-type women!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:10 | 2091150 nmewn
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They make wireless hand held teleprompters now?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:31 | 2091182 Caviar Emptor
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America's Gulag Archipelago: (about 1% of the population in jail, 3.5 % under correctional supervision)

The accelerating rate of incarceration over the past few decades is just as startling as the number of people jailed: in 1980, there were about two hundred and twenty people incarcerated for every hundred thousand Americans; by 2010, the number had more than tripled, to seven hundred and thirty-one. No other country even approaches that.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:52 | 2091225 jeff montanye
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the war on drugs:  if one can get them in maximum security prisons, what's the point?  r.p. '12.

(it's one more way to keep the 99% afraid and in line)

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:02 | 2091253 I Got Worms
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The Prison Industrial Complex says "Hi!"

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:23 | 2092161 pods
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Well if drugs were legal, the CIA would go bankrupt!


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:57 | 2091241 nmewn
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I've long held the view we have too many laws.

I propose for every new law put forward, ten must be found to repeal before it passes from commitie for a vote. I'm of the opinion you and I couldn't walk or drive two blocks without breaking a local, state or federal law.

No loitering, spitting, disturbing of the peace, stay in your lane/crosswalk, signal before turning (but not too late or too soon), go faster or slower or else you're just a "revenue stream" ;-)

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:06 | 2091259 Caviar Emptor
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When enough laws get passed, we'll all be guilty until proven innocent

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 05:40 | 2091670 richard in norway
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when enough laws get passed we'll all be guilty.


there i fixed it for you

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:56 | 2091359 ClassicalLib17
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Amen nmewn,  My municipality's ordinance book is 3 inches thick.  You can add volumes and volumes more for county and state gov't.  Laws get passed in a knee jerk reaction and forgotten until it becomes advantageous for gov't revenue drives.  In Illinois, our state legislature enacted a law several years ago that requires automobile headlights to be turned on whenever it rains.  My state is fucking bankrupt and this is what our state legislature does with their time in session.  I told my useless state representative that she should go over to the local welfare office and spend the week there as she might learn something valuable.  She said their problems stem from a lack of funding and staff.  I will probably go down with the ship because our taxes and liabilities are making our homes unsaleable.  A-h-h-h-h-h-h-h-h 

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:12 | 2091377 DoChenRollingBearing
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Right on brother nmewn!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 06:24 | 2091706 Rudolf Havenstein
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Good to know it is Mr. DoChenRollingBearing who gave you a thumbs up.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:58 | 2091454 williambanzai7
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It's worse than too many laws.

The latest modus operandi is to write laws that are thousands of pages of bullshit sprinkled with ringers that only the authors and their masters know about. Moreover, anything of importance is deferred to the process of bureaucratic regulation, which of course is controlled in backrooms by the same puppet masters and is expotential in breadth.

Techniques reminiscent of the worst kind of totalitarian banana republicanism imaginable.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:11 | 2091469 ClassicalLib17
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You hit the nail on the head, Banz.  The lawyers who create the laws write them so there is a certain ambiguity that can only be interpreted by Judges who were once lawyers who wrote the laws with a certain ambiguity that can only be interpreted by judges who were once lawyers who create the laws with a certain ambiguity that can only be interpreted by judges who were once lawyers who create the laws with a certain ambiguity that can only be interpreted by judges who were once lawyers who create the laws...  

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 08:43 | 2091806 francis_sawyer
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I'm going to sue you for saying that...

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:41 | 2091634 Element
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This is precisely the way it's supposed to go ... we are on Rothschild's script, they are doing it:

The Protocols of Zion 


Protocol #5 – Despotism and Modern Progress

1.  What form of administrative rule can be given to communities in which corruption has penetrated everywhere; communities where riches are obtained only by the clever surprise tactics of con artists; where looseness reigns; where morality is maintained, not by voluntarily accepted principles, but by harsh laws and strong enforcement; where feelings towards religion and country are obligated only by fashionable persuasions?

What form of rule is to be given to these communities other than that despotism which I shall describe to you later?  We shall create a strong central government in order to gain a stranglehold on those communities.

We shall thoroughly regulate all aspects of the public life of our subjects with new laws.

These laws will withdraw, one by one, all the privileges and freedoms which have been permitted to the Goyim; and our kingdom will be distinguished by a despotism of such magnificent proportions that, at any moment and in every place, it will be in a position to wipe out any Goyim who dares to oppose us, either in words or by actions.


Looking rather familiar now? ... or just a confluence of happenstance?

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 06:29 | 2091709 StychoKiller
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You're not the first to take note of this:


"There's no way to rule innocent men.  The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals.  Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.  Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?  What's there in that for anyone?  But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted--and you create a nation of law-breakers--and then you cash in on guilt.  Now that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. --  Dr. Floyd Ferris, "Atlas Shrugged"


Tue, 01/24/2012 - 16:30 | 2093789 Maffia Accountant
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"Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear."

-Karl Kraus

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 03:06 | 2091565 AnAnonymous
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Uh, the Bruins [looks down] they are [looks down] a good team. [Looks down] They played [looks down] well last year [looks down] and had long playoff beards to show for it! [Looks down] Bla bla bla, uh [looks down], bla bla bla. [Looks down].....

Yep, what a disaster a public servant cannot talk fluently about a sports team.

US citizens are endless screamers, who resent their elite for no longer being able to warrant their US citizen born rights aka entitlements of all sorts.

As usual, the trap:

if that your typical US citizen president was able to speak fluently of a sportsteam, it would betray that he spends way too much time on trivial matter when the undivided nation of the US is going through harsh times

when that your typical US citizen president is unable to deliver a speech on that sportsteam, well, that is, we've got the answer.

US citizens are such screamers.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 08:56 | 2091828 Richard Whitney
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This is a guy who made his college basketball selections on national television, and who has spent more time on the golf course than any other single activity. Your comment is eurotrashtalking.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:20 | 2091619 Gavrikon
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And we wonder why his transcripts and college writings are not released?  Empty suit, smiling face, with a television preacher's elocution who can mouth only the words provided for him by a teleprompter.  I'd bet money that his IQ is even lower than George W. Retard's.  

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:04 | 2091139 mkkby
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Good job Tim Thomas.  That piece of shit Obama just wanted to use him for the photo opp.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:06 | 2091371 RockyRacoon
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Where are your bad sentiments for those who actually showed up?  It's not all about Obama.

Read his statement again.   Make it about the POTUS if you will, but methinks you missed the point.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:06 | 2091602 Gavrikon
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His statement and Obobwa's intentions needn't have anything to do with each other.

And yes, it is a shame that the other players did not boycott it as well.  Now THAT would have been a news story!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:19 | 2092398 RockyRacoon
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Judging by the plethora of junks I got (which I take pride in), folks don't like someone pointing out the obvious.  

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 11:07 | 2092347 prains
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Tim Thomas born April15,1974 Flint Michigan

Michael Moore born April 23,1954 Flint Michigan

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:20 | 2091399 MrTown3
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you would know...

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 04:12 | 2091601 Gavrikon
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"Oviously a racist."

And also my new personal hero.

Sorry trav, they took away that math test and now < 100 IQ holders who don't understand sarcasm (unless you write /sarcasm off" are commenting.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 07:58 | 2091746 MFL8240
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Who Obama?  Absolutely a racist and so is his wife.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:57 | 2091361 Whalley World
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hey, not so fast, I am from Vancouver and made a bundle that the 40 year old virgins would'nt score, yeah bruins

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:03 | 2091465 Al Gorerhythm
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Can't figure out why you are getting junked. I can't see any sleight aimed at me, unless I'm a dunce! Perhaps you chose an inappropriate place to slot in or answered the wrong post; or you have insulted a lot of Bruins fans.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:29 | 2091184 baby_BLYTHE
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Tim Thomas Top 10 All-Time Saves

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:25 | 2091495 ClassicalLib17
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The kid from Flint does his nation proud!  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  Fuck you, Michael Moore.  Pay your fair share of taxes!  Now!!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:59 | 2091249 karzai_luver
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6 peeps may check out hockey.maybe.

The dude is likely too drunk to find the WH anyway.


Tue, 01/24/2012 - 03:39 | 2091583 Silver Bug
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:11 | 2090982 SGS
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Unfortunately for Timmy boy captain zionist Gary Bettman will make him retract that shit by the morning.  They have this shit on lock.  Every facet of our lives has been predetermined to suit a small minority that wear funny little hats.  Welcome to the new American Dream.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:36 | 2091074 LasVegasDave
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Zionist Bettman? 

Is the NHL going to take over the Detroit Pistons?  The Globetrotters?  The Houston Astros?

It must suck to be you SGS, and see a cursed minority of less than .00001% of the worlds population beating you down at every turn.

The Yids are laughing at you.

Now shut up and get back to work (for your Yid masters)

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:46 | 2091212 forexskin
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at least you're consistent dave.

you still suck

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:57 | 2091240 jeff montanye
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especially at math: jews are about 0.2% of the world's population (although growth is about zero).

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:44 | 2091097 DeadFred
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What happens to the guy depends on how Faux News plays it. If he getes a lot of air time we will soon know about every support payment he's missed, credit card he was late in playing, etc. Hope he has no real dirt or skeletons in his life. If no one gives him any air time he will be ignored. The smartest thing he did was say both sides are bad, that way he less likely to get battered around like a puck.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:01 | 2091133 GenXer
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The international media is already positioning the story as being the hockey player is simply boycotting Obama because he is a Republican and "and fan of a conservative talk show host who is an Obama critic" Even though his statement was about both parties abusing the Constitution.
Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:55 | 2091350 Freddie
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You are a moron if you think anything on TV or the news is different.  You must be a dumb sheep who watches TV which helps keep the elites in power.  Moron. Stupid avatar too.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:42 | 2091433 captain_menace
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TV gets a bad rap; it's simply the new campfire that does the talking for you so you don't have to listen to the idiots that surround you.  Humans have been staring blankly at illumination for centuries upon centuries.  I don't think we're smarter or more stupid than we used to be (or more easily swayed).  TV is just the new distraction for an animal that enjoys looking at lights...

Your avatar looks swell.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:53 | 2091521 James T. Kirk
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Captain to Captain, I respectfully disagree. Although we no longer have to listen to the idiot sitting next to us, we instead get to listen to the biggest handful of idiots on the whole planet. And the last time I checked, campfire light is not imbedded with subliminal programming.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:58 | 2091528 Max Fischer
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Freddie's so dumb, he sits on the TV and watches the couch. 

Max Fischer, Magnus frater spectat te

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:18 | 2091486 I am a Man I am...
Tue, 01/24/2012 - 03:13 | 2091575 AnAnonymous
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The smartest thing he did was say both sides are bad, that way he less likely to get battered around like a puck.


Border line criminal comment.

If you understand the US, you understand the gang.

It is not safest to indict US citizens, no matter their sub membership, it is the most dangerous move possible.

US citizens are rippled with conflicts and there is one successful consensus rising up method: beating up a guy who bad mouth all of them.

If you are not in the gang, you are out of the protection reach of the gang, you are a target for the gang.

Of course, this guy did not target all US citizens, only thesubregistered libs and cons but still, he now faces two gangs instead of one, while indeed he will gain support from the other US citizens, those who are left away because Earth has not enough resources to sustain that number of US citizens in their entitlements.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:25 | 2091030 Van Halen
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At minimum he'll be forced by spineless, terrified team owners to publicly apologize to His Royal Presidential Highness. Right now the Leftwing attack machine is doing some furious digging into his background.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:06 | 2091262 I Got Worms
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This will certainly be interesting to watch unfold. By that man's brief statement, he is an awake one. Knows the game. I don't think he will rescind that remark.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:27 | 2091417 Ahmeexnal
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He's probably going to suffer an "accident" while "driving drunk at high speed his Ferrari".

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:57 | 2091526 James T. Kirk
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Why are you getting junked for that?

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 06:35 | 2091710 StychoKiller
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Perhaps, no one wants that to happen.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:45 | 2091435 i-dog
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Agreed. He knew what he would unleash and is prepared for it. It's a shame the rest of the neutered country isn't beside him.

He's going to need to seek political asylum somewhere, now.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 06:28 | 2095728 thewhitelion
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I already know enough to be sure I'd prefer him to 99% of our elected "public servants."

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:45 | 2090872 Randall Cabot
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Hockey fans are pretty dense.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:52 | 2090914 Reese Bobby
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You try and master all those Russian and Swedish names dumb-ass.  You metro-sexual, appletini-sipping, DA-douche.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:19 | 2091010 knukles
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:38 | 2091080 blunderdog
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-tini [TEE-nee]

adjectival suffix applied to any double or triple priced sweet cocktail served in martini glass

(Not to be confused with "martini"--a traditional gin cocktail.)

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:26 | 2091412 Arkadaba
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Have attended numerous AHL games and you usually get a cheat sheet that gives you a weird phonetic spelling of all names - so you can cheer or jeer someone who is playing.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 10:34 | 2092217 pods
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Stanislav "Stan" Neckár?

It's pronounced "NETS-cash."


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:42 | 2091094 Randall Cabot
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LOL How many hockey fans have a clue as to what this guy is talking about?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:14 | 2091154 Randall Cabot
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For sure. Most hockey fans will believe that story too.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:26 | 2091173 Cheesy Bastard
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Yeah, just like the ones who believe Barak got that fat lip playing basketball.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:51 | 2091224 Randall Cabot
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These hockey fans are in their thirties and the one who got knocked out is an off duty cop:

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:01 | 2091251 Cheesy Bastard
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As opposed to all those basketball fans waiting patiently to get thier air jordans.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:08 | 2091267 Randall Cabot
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I agree, basketball fans are denser then hockey fans.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:30 | 2091420 Ahmeexnal
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you ain't seen wrestling fans.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 02:34 | 2091546 SeattleBruce
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The education's got to start somewhere - why not with average sports fans?

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 07:02 | 2091721 toxic8
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Judging by the comments on the USA TODAY article, not many.

"He's still our prez show some respect" is the one with most "likes"


Although I realize this is a sampling of USA Today's hockey fan population.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:06 | 2090968 sun tzu
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loyal democrats and republicans are even more dense...borderline retarded

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:18 | 2091003 Stack Trace
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The sheeple believe there is a difference between the parties.

The idiots forget how Reagan raised taxes multiple times or how Bush Sr. did as well. They forget how Democrats promised to change Wall-Street and help home-owners. They forget how Republicans promised they would end abortion or how Democrats promised they would end poverty and homes for everyone. They forget how Bush led us into stupid wasteful wars and how Clinton signed into law the removal of Glass-Stegal. Etc, etc etc....

The parties don't represent we the people..they represent special interests and if you aren't one of those special interests you are a slave. Funny how slaves cheer on their masters.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:33 | 2091058 kridkrid
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Nice summary.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:55 | 2091229 nope-1004
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Well said, Stack.



Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:55 | 2091230 Sam Clemons
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Great comment.  Reminds me of this video.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:27 | 2091175 FrankDrakman
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Really? I'd put the average Canadian hockey fan up against the average NFL/Nascar/NBA fan in any intellectual contest you'd care to name (such as finding the USA on a map, adding two two-digit numbers together without a calculator, or writing a coherent sentence without a spell-checker) and be sure he'd win 90+% of the time.

Baseball fans are another matter, of course. I respect them.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:45 | 2091206 trentusa
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Invented in America NFL NASCAR NBA plus baseball are all legit sports producing bundles of revenue worldwide.

What sports have you woodchucks in Canada ever dreamed up- Ice fishing? Synchronized logging? Canada sucks.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:04 | 2091257 Liquid Courage
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Well, hockey, obviously and basketball ...

Dr. James Naismith is known world-wide as the inventor of basketball. He was born in 1861 in Ramsay township, near Almonte, Ontario, Canada. The concept of basketball was born from Naismith's school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock outside his one-room schoolhouse.


As for football, it developed in various forms as a variation obviously of the English game of Rugby, but ...

The first documented gridiron football match was a game played on November 9, 1861, at University College, University of Toronto (approximately 400 yards west of Queen's Park). One of the participants in the game involving University of Toronto students was (Sir) William Mulock, later Chancellor of the school. A football club was formed at the university soon afterward, although its rules of play at this stage are unclear.[2]


As for NASCAR ... you can keep it, Gomer.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:32 | 2091423 LowProfile
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Yeah.  But we invented Calivnball.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:57 | 2091527 Liquid Courage
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and Fizbin ... no, wait a sec, Shatner's Canadian.


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:57 | 2091357 frosty zoom
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Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:17 | 2091386 ClassicalLib17
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@ TrentUSA, You forgot to mention Ice Road Truckers?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:15 | 2091287 get your snake oil
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8,ooo horsepower out of 500 cubic inches/NHRA top fuel....pack that in your ice fishing ass

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:32 | 2091318 Liquid Courage
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Never been ice-fishing, genius ... not once ... unlike lots of Americans, BTW.

8,000 HP? Ohhhh! So the fuck what? Alkane Junkies gonna cry when the pump run dry.

US Army's gonna burn the second last barrel fighting over the last one ... Jackass!

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:57 | 2091456 swoop72
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US Army's gonna burn the second last barrel fighting over the last one ... Jackass!

now THATS funny.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:33 | 2091500 swoop72
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Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:38 | 2091505 swoop72
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    I'd put the average Canadian hockey fan up against

ok, you can stop right there at canadian. hockey, flyfishing or even beerdrinking. canadians have to earn their existance, whereas here in merica', all one has to do to survive is shit themselves, and the check$ $tart rolling in.  firstly, nothing is free in canada. NOTHING. canadians just dont identify with the concept of free.

a few years ago i found myself reading the disclosure agrement for some contest microsoft was having. i printed it out so we could all have a laugh at the fact that canadians would be required to answer a mathmatical question without mechanical aid, before they could qualify for the prize. rather biased i would think! i didnt think about it until just now. research indicates it was not restricted to microsoft.

5) If you are a Canadian resident, you must correctly answer a mathematical skill-testing question as a pre-condition to being qualified as a potential prize winner. This is required by Canadian law.

The potential winner (and his or her parent or legal guardian, if winner is a minor) of a prize must complete, sign and return an original unmodified affidavit of eligibility (or declaration of compliance, if the potential winner is a resident of Canada), a liability release, and where lawful, a publicity release, in a form designated by Sponsor within ten (10) days of receipt of those documents in order to claim his or her prize.

If a Canadian entrant receives a potentially winning game piece (or is selected in the second chance drawing as discussed below) he/she must answer correctly within a specified time a four-function mathematical skill-testing question without the benefit of any mechanical calculating devices. The test will be administered by the Sponsor or Administrator at a pre-arranged mutually-convenient time, and only if the question is answered correctly in the allotted time period will the Canadian entrant become a potential prize winner. If the question is not correctly answered in the allotted time period, prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner.


im guessing you could stack any ol' canuk against the best we have to offer, and while you may not win, you will STILL be more than willing to TRY!!

im guessing you dont even have buy-one-get-one-free deals there. this rabbit hole could go quite deep.






Tue, 01/24/2012 - 02:03 | 2091531 Liquid Courage
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Skill-testing question's not that hard really:

17 beers plus 7 beers = ?

A Two-four!

We've got ourselves a winner!

Actually, the hard part for Canadians on US quiz shows is getting the loot past the IRS. Not possible, actually ... I hear they won't even let you out of the building until they get their cut.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 20:22 | 2094620 Bruin4
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Isn't Alex Tribek Canadian???

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:44 | 2091208 Liquid Courage
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Whereas those who curl out facile generalizations like verbal turds are obviously brilliant.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:20 | 2091303 Real Estate Geek
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:02 | 2091252 karzai_luver
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Yup all that head board banging and gay shit in the minors leaves most of those clowns clueless.



Mon, 01/23/2012 - 23:32 | 2091319 Central Bankster
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Hockey fans/players are dominated by Northern European ancestory- you know, the cultures of education and hardwork.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:15 | 2091481 ucsbcanuck
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"Northern European ancestory"

Yeah, pity about the invention of the modern game by the Quebecois. Oh yeah, and names like Lemieux, Crosby, Gretsky, Iginla, Roy, Ovechkin and Malkin sound like Northern European names eh?

Do us all a favour and educate yourself before you talk about hockey

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 01:52 | 2091522 Central Bankster
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Yeeeeppp, and now you're gonna tell me the Chinese are the best basketball players and you're going to point out Yao Ming?

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 07:10 | 2091727 tabasco71
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Quebecois: indicates a french speaking Quebecer... France is pretty European no?  So I think the European heritage is still in there.

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 08:13 | 2091757 azzhatter
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A lot of Swedes, Fins and eastern Europeans today. The frenchies are most Canadians not from France. A big move over the last 20 years has been the russians and Czechs, very skilled players. The europeans grow up with soccer which is the same concept as hockey, just not played on ice.And you don't get to throw a beat down on the guy defending you. Both have 2 forwards, center and 2 defenders along with a goalie. 

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:43 | 2091436 eatthebanksters
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You are a goob!  Hockey is the last team sport where no one celebrates the 'me' moment like they do in basketball, soccer and football.  Hockey players don't boast, they're humble in public and they don't whine (unless they're from Vancouver and are the Sedin Sisters).  It's the last true man's game.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:45 | 2090873 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So which one of yous is Tim Thomas?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:51 | 2090901 thatthingcanfly
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So, which one of you is Barack Obama?

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:14 | 2090992 true brain
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That would be yours truly.




Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:14 | 2090996 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:27 | 2091042 nmewn
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Gotta be...or Romer. No one is that pollyannish.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 20:54 | 2090918 roadlust
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Yes, and to think his kind have now rejected the brilliant anti-guvment, successionist crusader Rick Perry! 

Of course our forefathers spent years creating a government because they thought government sucks!

Being stupid has it's own logic.


Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:04 | 2090958 nmewn
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Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:06 | 2090970 sun tzu
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don't mind the village idiots

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 21:20 | 2091019 knukles
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Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:16 | 2091339 Goldilocks
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The Police-Canary in a Coalmine (2:24)

The Police "Canary in a coal mine" (2:27)


David Bowie - Changes (Live) (3:33)

David Bowie Changes with lyrics (3:35)

Tue, 01/24/2012 - 00:18 | 2091391 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ nmewn, sun & knukles

+ 1 to you guys, bitchez!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:23 | 2091167 brettd
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Stupid has both its own logic and spelling.

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 22:29 | 2091183 Republi-Ken
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ANOTHER ASSHOLE independent / libertarian voter

who keeps his head up his ass

and listens to coast to coast AM

with all the right wing conspiracy wackos

for his (faux) news...

sad just how stupid people get with stupid news

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