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  1. Patters

    Patters Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I would have posted this in the patsfan general forum, except it is from a liberal website and has some hyperbole. That said, it does say a few interesting things.

    http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2005/1/23/21936/1516/61#61

    (It's interesting that it calls Brady a Republican, but I read Brady's friends think he's a moderate Democrat. Maybe he is Republican, or maybe he has that awful reputation because he attended one of Bush's State of the Union addresses.)
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    #37 Jersey

    :wha:

    What the hell does NEM response have to do with what patters posted.

    I guess you would of had to listen what Limbaugh said and and take in context, but what fun would that be I guess, he jokes about how sports are run better under socialism than democracy. As for Belichick and Brady I would assume, but I would know because neither has said anything about it, that they are probably Republicans because both are self made men who had to work for what they got and Belichick was with his dad at the naval academy.

    What now you every body to be a democrat? Please these are smart men, next you will post that Brady is one of your kind, gimme a break!
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    PFIEL, I especially liked this passage from the article:

    "Lastly, I'll end by saying that Belichick still has a bit of community activism in him. Ask Jim Brown, one of the NFL's all time leading rushers, about Belichick. Brown, a virtual pariah in the NFL community for his strong stances on discriminatory practices in the league and for his dabbling with the Black Panthers, works with Belichick in the offseasons. Where do they spend their time? Belichick goes into the jails and works with convicts. This isn't the typical United Way NFL community service stuff. No one knew about it until the story burbled up from Brown years after Belichick had been doing it."

    If the article is true, and I believe it basically is, it shows that Belichick is first and foremost a teacher. That would explain him being a Democratic. You admire the people who succeed for themselves while more liberal people admire those who succeed in careers that serve others -- e.g., teachers, doctors, lawyers, writers, psychologists, gardeners, scientists, and, yes, football coaches, etc.
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    I THINK I'M GOING TO CRY :rocker:
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    #75 Jersey

    LAWYERS? :eek: Are you freaking KIDDING me?
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    So few people are that altruistic. Regardless of the reasons given for pursuing one of the occupations you've listed, they all seek some sort of recognition - be it a paycheck, a "badge" to wear at parties, or something as simple as "I do it becuase I enjoy it and I'm good at it."

    This is not to say that they don't also have good intentions ... You have to if you're in any service related field. Be self-satisfaction is at the base of all of it ... plain old human nature.
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    Personally he could be a frickin Communist and I wouldn't give two craps. He's a football coach although he could proabably organize a gov't alot better than the pols we have now. He wouldn't be able to charm the voters though.
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    You've just illustrated our current political system perfectly. A guy who COULD organize and demand that services of the government be run well and be accounted for, probably will never get to that position because he has too little snake charmer/shoveler of steaming bovine excrement in his disposition.
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    It has been said before that Abraham Lincoln would never be elected in this day and age. It's awfully sad that we're constantly forced to choose between candidates who are empty shells, but look nice and know how to recite sound bites. No matter what our political views, I suspect we would all agree that the best person for the job is seldom the one who runs.
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    Law CAN be a noble profession. There's a difference between a civil rights attorney taking pro bono cases and corporate counsels making millions advising their clients how to best screw the public.
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    If it is "well known" that BB is a Democrat could someone offer a link for proof?
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    ...:yeahthat: ...for the most part, that is true
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    I don't think it's well known, but I have seen mention of it from time to time. This article says he answered Democrat over Republican:

    http://www.boston.com/sports/footba...3102/it_s_a_day_of_decisions_for_coach .shtml

    The other links I could find were mostly from political sites (including the conservative Free Republic). Also, Belichick clearly puts the team first, not himself. That tends to be a Democratic attribute.
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    Just remember that how someone acts doesn't always give away how they believe politically. There are plenty of people who call themselves liberal, who are politically against discrimination; yet themselves are racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
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    Fair enough. I guess BB, like all of us, has some flaws but I will still support him as it pertains to the Patriots.:D
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    wasn't there a story about a mayor out west like that?
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    #75 Jersey

    I think you might be referring to 5% of lawyers. You gotta admit we're in a huge mess because of lawyers...Accountants and lawyers have worked together to make the tax code impossible to navigate...theres lots more as you know.
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    I agree. Quite what qualifications most politicians have to run countries is beyond me. Using the British example, how did Blair's experience as a barrister equip him to understand business, foreign policy, poverty, defence, health and all of the other things you need to run a country? It would be nice if a leader actually had a successful track record as a MAJOR CEO or had real civil service experience. It would also be nice if said person appointed experts to his cabinet with the same real world experience.
    Off the top of my head, our Secretaries for Health, Education, Defence and also the Foreign Secretary would not have got their jobs, had they be open to fair competition. I suspect the same is true of most countries.

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