I love when the Habs play the Red Wings. Don’t get me wrong – the outcome is usually bad for the Canadiens, but there is something so amazing.. so formerly Montreal, about the Red Wings team. They are about as close as you can come to a “Dynasty” as you can get in modern hockey. They don’t win every year like the Habs used to, but they never draft high – and they’re always good. Their players get old, but they never slow down. I simply can’t get enough of watching Zetterberg, Datsyk, Lidstrom, Franzen, Kronwall, Filppula, Hudler, and Holmstrom (for those keeping score at home that’s seven Euros filled with ‘heart’ who I’d have on my team any day of the week). They are such a good team. They currently lead the Western Conference with 67 points and are once again early favorites to contend for the Stanley Cup. Even if you hate the Red Wings – you have to respect their consistent professionalism. They find value where other teams do not – and they get the most out of the players they have. Its that simple, but almost impossible to imitate as an organization.
Ok enough Red Wing fondling from me.
On to some Bruins hate.
Tim Thomas is a huge idiot for not showing up for his team being honoured at the White House. I’m not talking about him being a bad teammate (which he was), or being a bad patriot (he certainly didn’t protest receiving his full scholarship from the publicly funded University of Vermont, or his Silver Medal at the past Winter Olympics).
Tim Thomas is an idiot because he got up on a soapbox to make a stand and then didn’t say a damn thing when given the spotlight.
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
I respect your right to have an opinion Tim Thomas. Even though I think your political views are ridiculous – you have every right to live your life as a deluded, evangelical who watches Glenn Beck and thinks to himself: “ya, you know what he’s right”. You have every right to go to on cheering those Tea Party fanatics who practice the politics of fear and division within the United States, following a model of faith and governance that more closely resembles post-Revolution theocratic Iran, than the free and diverse land your Founding Fathers reportedly sought to build.
But for Christ’s sake Tim Thomas, don’t pretend to be taking a stand on an issue and then simply release one cryptic paragraph on Facebook about defending your rights, liberty and property from some vague Government infringement!
What do you mean? What are the rights and liberties that you feel are being threatened? In what ways is the Government now out of control? In what ways has the Government become directly opposed to the Constitution or the vision of the Founding Fathers (those elite, super-rich, white, slave-owning Founding Fathers)?
Tim Thomas – you are entitled to your beliefs and to the freedom of speech (although your Tea Party believes people who don’t agree with them should not be). The only real problem I have with your political stand is that you don’t even have a point. You sound like a high school kid who took his first Social Studies class. Things are wrong in the world – you just have no idea why. The fact that you’re getting your talking points from the likes of Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reiley make that abundantly clear.