On a day when I should be gleefully chirping 49′er fans, I instead have to put up with this dumbass?
In case you didn’t hear, the Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins were honored today by the entire country in a ritual performed for all the major sports every year – the elected representative of the people of this country invites them to the Capitol of our Nation for a White House meet and greet. That’s all it is. It isn’t a referendum on the President, or the CIA or the way the economy is shaping up. It’s the Nation, his team and his teammates joining together to be honored by the guy who was elected to run the country. Thomas, claiming to be a “Free Citizen” (capitalization, his not mine) chose not to attend, citing as his reason “government has gown out of control”.
Now first of all, lets not mince words. It’s a racist move. This is a right wing tea party lover of Glenn Beck who is infuriated that a black man is president.
Second of all, he’s lying. This is exactly about “party” and “politics”. He did not want to appear a supporter of Obama or the Democratic candidate for office in the upcoming election.
Third of all it’s childish. He talks of the great ambition of the founding fathers and adherence to the Constitution, and he clearly knows not fuck one about either of those two things. The founding fathers fought vehemently to frame a Constitution that gives Thomas the right to be a petulant child. And it gives Ron Paul the right to debate Rick Perry and angrily accuse each other of whatever they want … then shake hands afterward. The Constitution allows for a Legislative Branch to overcome political dispute and sit down to resolve the problems that face us. Obama is running the country alongside a congress and judiciary pu t there by the framers of the Constitution.
Tim Thomas is the unabomber with great flexibility. He can do the splits, is pretty agile and has a great glove hand. Take those things away and this guy is living in the woods in Minnesota writing his manifesto.
I don’t care if you are liberal, conservative, Tea Party or Occupy – show up. You and your teammates worked together for this day. The city of Boston, as full of assholes as it might be, gets another team at the White House. If you CARE about this country you just dissed, show up, sulk a little and go home.
People with a brain are fucking this guy up on Twitter right now:
I would tweet something about Tim Thomas, but I believe Twitter has grown too big
Having read Tim Thomas’ statement, it occurs he really has all that equipment because he’s a survivalist…
Obama could have avoided this, and gotten Thomas to come, if he had made it “The Bruins’ White House Visit – Presented By Discover Card.
Bottom line is its just dumb. To hate a man that much because of politics? To not be willing to shake his hand? Stupid. Pointless.
Certain that Tim Thomas has team mates that don’t share his political or ideological beliefs. Will he not show up for games because of that?
So, if the government is so out of whack that he has to denounce and disrespect the President, will he then please completely withdraw from the country? Don’t use the roads. Fly to and from your games on planes not regulated by the FAA. If it’s a protest NOT of Democrats and NOT of a Black President, but rather a protest of how our Government is too big, then stop using government services, asshole. You can stay, no problem. But if you want your political opinion respected, you have to act like a big boy. If you are in the minority and you lose, you still belong to the Country and you still do what the Founding Fathers told you to do – don’t be a hypocrite and go around sabotaging things, work for change.
I had one Right Wing Whacko tell me that I was violating his right to free speech under the Constitution by attacking his no-show? REALLY? If I did that it would mean I somehow got Congress to “enact a law abridging the freedom of speech” and I’m pretty sure calling Tim Thomas what he is – a dumbass- does not do that. He’s got his right to free speech, he just fucking posted it on Facebook! He spoke. He looked stupid. Tea Partiers are celebrating. That’s America. Whoop it up, numbskulls.