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    I wouldn't have HALF the problem with his mouth if he didn't whine and cry whenever someone didn't agree with him (he's not as open-minded as he plays up, apparently lol.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonichelle View Post
    I wouldn't have HALF the problem with his mouth if he didn't whine and cry whenever someone didn't agree with him (he's not as open-minded as he plays up, apparently lol.)
    Umm...most sane people would not be open-minded to cruel personal attacks and death threats. That does not count as a difference of opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho View Post
    Umm...most sane people would not be open-minded to cruel personal attacks and death threats. That does not count as a difference of opinion.
    I thought it had been established that the "death threats" were the creation of the media and that Kathy someone or other and that no actual direct death threats were made against him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antmanb View Post
    I thought it had been established that the "death threats" were the creation of the media and that Kathy someone or other and that no actual direct death threats were made against him?

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    I don't know when and how someone "established" that, by I didn't get the memo. He did say in a direst quote that someone called his house an said that they hope his plane crashed. Once again, I can't think of anyone keeping an open mind about that.

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    Since my last entry I turned twenty two. My birthday was as nice as it could be on the tour. I skated a show in Omaha, Nebraska of all places and then sat on a bus for three hours to Kansas City.
    I wonder what he meant by that. He better watch it!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707 View Post
    I wonder what he meant by that. He better watch it!!!

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    He'd better watch out for Adam Rippon who will be challenging him in 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho View Post
    I don't know when and how someone "established" that, by I didn't get the memo. He did say in a direst quote that someone called his house an said that they hope his plane crashed. Once again, I can't think of anyone keeping an open mind about that.
    While you are correct about those specific cases (i.e., death wishes and death threats), I do think Johnny still is not all that open-minded about those who deal with things differently than he does. For example, I didn't think too much of his crack about PETA; and while what Mr. Ludington did was not (IMO) professional, it also should not be put in the same league as a death threat -- but Johnny didn't sound all that tolerant of him either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee
    ...and then sat on a bus for three hours to Kansas City.
    Hey, Dee, you will be happy to know that Johnny's bus averaged 55.7 miles per hour on that trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attyfan View Post
    While you are correct about those specific cases (i.e., death wishes and death threats), I do think Johnny still is not all that open-minded about those who deal with things differently than he does. For example, I didn't think too much of his crack about PETA; and while what Mr. Ludington did was not (IMO) professional, it also should not be put in the same league as a death threat -- but Johnny didn't sound all that tolerant of him either.
    Once again, he said he had nothing against PETA trying to protect animals (this is a difference of opinion). He had a problem with them harrassing him (classic PETA btw). That is not an opinion. And what Mr. Ludington did is called bullying, not a difference of opinion too. And bullying should never be tolerated.
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    I skated a show in Omaha, Nebraska of all places
    ........and we even sang Happy Birthday to him in Omaha......of all places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zanzibar View Post
    I have to respectfully disagree. I hope he keeps talking, and giving the 'Johnny Viewpoint' for many years to come.The interest in this sport has declined dramatically in the US, although thankfully it is suddenly growing overseas in Russia and Japan. Johnny has helped to bring the sport 'to the masses' once again.

    Johnny transcends the sport, and right now, he is the only US male figure skater to really do so. I see it all the time. Sit next to someone on an airplane, and they know who Johnny Weir is. Go to a high school hockey game, and even hockey dads know who Johnny Weir is.
    Johnny really isn't nearly that recognizable. I saw him for about 45 minutes at a relatively crowded train station and not a single person recognized him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggartlaura View Post
    Johnny really isn't nearly that recognizable. I saw him for about 45 minutes at a relatively crowded train station and not a single person recognized him.
    How do you know that? Lots of people don´t stare or gape if they happen to notice somebody who could be called a celebrity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boggartlaura View Post
    Johnny really isn't nearly that recognizable. I saw him for about 45 minutes at a relatively crowded train station and not a single person recognized him.
    I would agree he may not be instantly recognizable because people aren't expecting to see him - and they associate seeing him with being on the ice, on TV, etc. But just again tonight - only a few hours ago I picked someone up at the airport. This person told me on the drive to my home that they were just in Oregon at a friend's home, and the 13-year old daughter had Johnny Weir photos all over her room. A small example, but I can tell you that in my regular life nobody ever knew who the Russian olympic champions were, but many people know of Johnny.

    Compared to even the fame Alexei Yagudin had in this country, Johnny has way eclipsed that with the average person. People know his name.

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    I have to agree with Zanzibar. I don't know Johnny personally, but I bet it would be a hoot to spend time with him.

    Figure skating is a personality-driven sport. For popular team sports like football or basketball we don't care much about the personalities of the individuals (OK, maybe we would prefer that they get off drugs and stop beating up their girl friends -- but whatever), we just like to root for the home team. (Go Tigers!)

    In contrast, I think that most enthusiastic fans of figure skating are especially fans of their particular favorites. (Go Bebe, currently leading after the SP at Nebelhorn! http://www.goldenskate.com/forum/sho...t=13784&page=2 ).

    Johnny Weir is just what the doctor ordered. He seems to have character as well as charm, and if he can keep the buzz going for the sport, more power to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho View Post
    He had a problem with them harrassing him (classic PETA btw).
    he could take the high road and ignore them completely

    which is what most of us against PETA's actions do... he's just asking for more of a fight... granted I loved what he said, but at the same time if he wants them to stop he shouldn't fuel the fire with words...

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