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well you can't blame his highness Michael Jordan for not wanting to meet the "lowly" President of the United States, his ego wouldn't allow it

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CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: He isn't the first athlete to not go to an invitation and he sure as hell won't be the last. 


According to today's PTI some big names to pass on meeting The Prez include Michael Jordan ( played golf instead ), Larry Bird and Manny Ramirez who was probably afraid of getting tested that day.

I never heard Jordan take a stand on anything the least bit divisive because he was afraid it would hurt his marketability, so I'd love to hear that story.



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srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: He isn't the first athlete to not go to an invitation and he sure as hell won't be the last. 


According to today's PTI some big names to pass on meeting The Prez include Michael Jordan ( played golf instead ), Larry Bird and Manny Ramirez who was probably afraid of getting tested that day.

I never heard Jordan take a stand on anything the least bit divisive because he was afraid it would hurt his marketability, so I'd love to hear that story.
Probably when he re-retired after the second 3 peat

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mike3775 wrote: srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: He isn't the first athlete to not go to an invitation and he sure as hell won't be the last. 


According to today's PTI some big names to pass on meeting The Prez include Michael Jordan ( played golf instead ), Larry Bird and Manny Ramirez who was probably afraid of getting tested that day.

I never heard Jordan take a stand on anything the least bit divisive because he was afraid it would hurt his marketability, so I'd love to hear that story.
Probably when he re-retired after the second 3 peat


 

 

No, it was after the 1st title, when HW Bush was in office. I don't think he publicly gave a reason, other than that he was golfing instead.


 

EDIT:  Ok, I just read a couple of articles to refresh my memory. Apparently Jordan said it was a 3-day family vacation and he wasn't going to cancel it.  The media attacked him, predicting that his invincible armor of public perception would finally be cracked. Jay Moriotti went hard at him. The fans didn't give a shit, since he kept kicking ass on the court. Bush said it was no big deal to him, and commended Jordan for his charitable work.

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BayouBoogie wrote: mike3775 wrote: srossi wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: mike3775 wrote: He isn't the first athlete to not go to an invitation and he sure as hell won't be the last. 


According to today's PTI some big names to pass on meeting The Prez include Michael Jordan ( played golf instead ), Larry Bird and Manny Ramirez who was probably afraid of getting tested that day.

I never heard Jordan take a stand on anything the least bit divisive because he was afraid it would hurt his marketability, so I'd love to hear that story.
Probably when he re-retired after the second 3 peat


 

 

No, it was after the 1st title, when HW Bush was in office. I don't think he publicly gave a reason, other than that he was golfing instead.


 

EDIT:  Ok, I just read a couple of articles to refresh my memory. Apparently Jordan said it was a 3-day family vacation and he wasn't going to cancel it.  The media attacked him, predicting that his invincible armor of public perception would finally be cracked. Jay Moriotti went hard at him. The fans didn't give a shit, since he kept kicking ass on the court. Bush said it was no big deal to him, and commended Jordan for his charitable work.

well if it was a family vacation, no one should be expected to drop everything for that, I don't blame him.  Of course I didnt remember any of that either

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Well, at least I'm not alone.  The Gov. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts feels the exact same way I do (granted, he's a good pal of Obama, but still).

http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/7506935/massachusetts-governor-says-boston-bruins-tim-thomas-snub-lack-grace

It's funny that the whole Jan Brewer thing happened just the day after.  It seems that many have lost any sense of respect, or decorum, or how you're meant to behave in a civilized society.  It's like nobdy gives a shit anymore.

STAY CLASSY, USA!

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Well, at least I'm not alone.  The Gov. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts feels the exact same way I do (granted, he's a good pal of Obama, but still).

http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/7506935/massachusetts-governor-says-boston-bruins-tim-thomas-snub-lack-grace

It's funny that the whole Jan Brewer thing happened just the day after.  It seems that many have lost any sense of respect, or decorum, or how you're meant to behave in a civilized society.  It's like nobdy gives a shit anymore.

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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Well, at least I'm not alone.  The Gov. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts feels the exact same way I do (granted, he's a good pal of Obama, but still).

http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/7506935/massachusetts-governor-says-boston-bruins-tim-thomas-snub-lack-grace

It's funny that the whole Jan Brewer thing happened just the day after.  It seems that many have lost any sense of respect, or decorum, or how you're meant to behave in a civilized society.  It's like nobdy gives a shit anymore.

STAY CLASSY, USA!
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mike3775 wrote:
dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Well, at least I'm not alone.  The Gov. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts feels the exact same way I do (granted, he's a good pal of Obama, but still).

http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/7506935/massachusetts-governor-says-boston-bruins-tim-thomas-snub-lack-grace

It's funny that the whole Jan Brewer thing happened just the day after.  It seems that many have lost any sense of respect, or decorum, or how you're meant to behave in a civilized society.  It's like nobdy gives a shit anymore.

STAY CLASSY, USA!
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You're probably the same type of guy who throws a hissy fit whenever somebody burns the American flag.



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While watching the All Star Draft, the first thing James Duthie said to Thomas after he was picked was ...

"Uh...Pretty uneventful week for you all in all?" 

Thomas laughed,and said "Yeah, no problem" while waving his hand.

Duthie followed it up with "Did you expect this thing to get so big?"

Thomas answered "Ya know, I followed my conscience (he stumbled on the word conscience)... I am extremely grateful for all the support I have gotten from my teammates, fans and friends. I said in that statement that would be the only time that I would be addressing that topic. And, uh, we are here in Ottawa to celebrate the game of Hockey, and I am just extremely excited to be a part of that."



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So the takeaway here is that apparently everyone in the US now is incapable of separating the office from the person who holds it.

Also for the record, since rossi decided to use me as an example way back on page 2 or 3 with Harrison declining to go to the WH twice, I didn't like it then either. I'm pretty sure it wasn't political with him because he's a nut, but it still showed a lack of respect on his part.

I know it's really hard to believe someone can actually not be partisan for 5 goddamn minutes in today's culture, but the fact that expecting people to act civil in the presence of the President is somehow a quaint idea is kind of sad.

I don't think it's a secret I was not a fan of W to say the least, but I fail to see that if I had somehow done something to merit going to the White House it would make me a hypocrite if I went. Being next to someone or even in the same room with them doesn't somehow mean you endorse their views of the world. Now if I got invited to join W for a GOP fundraiser, then fuck that and fuck him. If I'm part of a team that was invited to meet the President for five minutes, I shake his hand, get a picture taken, and then go home.




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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: mike3775 wrote:
dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: Well, at least I'm not alone.  The Gov. of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts feels the exact same way I do (granted, he's a good pal of Obama, but still).

http://espn.go.com/boston/nhl/story/_/id/7506935/massachusetts-governor-says-boston-bruins-tim-thomas-snub-lack-grace

It's funny that the whole Jan Brewer thing happened just the day after.  It seems that many have lost any sense of respect, or decorum, or how you're meant to behave in a civilized society.  It's like nobdy gives a shit anymore.

STAY CLASSY, USA!
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You're probably the same type of guy who throws a hissy fit whenever somebody burns the American flag.
Nope, I consider it a first amendment right.  If someone wants to spit, kick, walk, toss, burn,wipe their ass, pick their nose, etc with an American Flag, they have that right to do exactly that

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mike3775 wrote: Nope, I consider it a first amendment right.  If someone wants to spit, kick, walk, toss, burn,wipe their ass, pick their nose, etc with an American Flag, they have that right to do exactly that

The points of the embroidered stars really are the best thing for digging out boogers.

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tofu_chipmunk wrote: mike3775 wrote: Nope, I consider it a first amendment right.  If someone wants to spit, kick, walk, toss, burn,wipe their ass, pick their nose, etc with an American Flag, they have that right to do exactly that

The points of the embroidered stars really are the best thing for digging out boogers.


Shawn Michaels said the same thing about the points of the Maple Leaf on the Canadian Flag.

See how everything comes full circle back to rasslin' here?



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dogfacedgremlin34 wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote: mike3775 wrote: Nope, I consider it a first amendment right.  If someone wants to spit, kick, walk, toss, burn,wipe their ass, pick their nose, etc with an American Flag, they have that right to do exactly that

The points of the embroidered stars really are the best thing for digging out boogers.


Shawn Michaels said the same thing about the points of the Maple Leaf on the Canadian Flag.

See how everything comes full circle back to rasslin' here?
he also humped it as well, which was great in its own right

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