Category Archives: Olympics

O-lympics All About … Obama!

George Will hit’s it on the head. In his latest column, he shows us just how self-center Obama is when it comes to things like the Olympics.

Both Obamas gave heartfelt speeches about … themselves. Although the working of the committee’s mind is murky, it could reasonably have rejected Chicago’s bid for the 2016 games on aesthetic grounds — unless narcissism has suddenly become an Olympic sport.

Arguing with Idiots By Glenn Beck

In the 41 sentences of her remarks, Michelle Obama used some form of the personal pronouns “I” or “me” 44 times. Her husband was, comparatively, a shrinking violet, using those pronouns only 26 times in 48 sentences. Still, 70 times in 89 sentences was sufficient to convey the message that somehow their fascinating selves were what made, or should have made, Chicago’s case compelling.

Will also points out how empty Obama’s speeches really are writes:

Nine days before speaking in Copenhagen, the president, addressing the United Nations General Assembly, intoned: “No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation.” What was the speechwriter thinking when he or she assembled that sentence? The “should” was empty moralizing; the “can” was nonsense redundantly refuted by history. Does our Cicero even glance at his speeches before reading them in public?

Of course, the answer to his rhetorical question is “no!” Obama is far to in love with the image he has created of himself. That image is quickly fading for many Americans, and many never bought into it. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, Obama’s image will fade for him as well, and he will start governing with some wisdom instead of the empty rhetoric that he blathers in such places like the U.N. Security Council, or in front of the IOC.

As has been noted by others, Obama can give a great speech. But he lacks any ability whatsoever in pursuading anyone. That is a good thing when it comes to health care. But ver bad when it comes to protecting our nation.

Read the rest of George Will’s column here.

Obama FAILS in O-Lympic Bid!

Sorry, but I’m still chuckling about all of this. Obama, Opra, and Michelle all make a personal sacrifice to head to Copenhagen in order to win the bid for the 2016 Olympics for crime-ridden Chicago, and they failed at it.

Yea! We don’t need the Olympics, and we don’t need Obama naming that as one of his accomplishments. It’s far too petty for a president to be pursuing. Of course, he had to do it for his Chicago buddies. He is in the tanks for the political machine there. So he probably had no choice in it. But it shows Obama, if he will learn, the dirty little secret. You can’t bash America for being this terrible place and then expect people to want to send their athletes here for the Olympics. You can’t talk about how unfair it is, and then expect people to buy your stupid line of thinking that it’s all OK, now that you are in office. Especially given that unemployment is at a higher rate than has been for 30 years. The dollar is lower than it has been in years. The economy is suffering, and this man thinks we need his cronyism in bringing the Olympics.

What was amazing was that the Obama’s thought they could give the typical political speech to win the bid. Michelle began talking about her father, and all the troubles he had growing up. AS IF having the Olympics in Chicago could some how help her father or people like them. What dunderheads.

What is hilarious about this is CNN’s reaction to it. They were in the tank for having Obama win the bid, but guess what? The Bamster failed to produce. Watch the video.

May he fail at all of his socialist endeavors as well.

Letterman, O-Lympics, and Michelle’s Great Sacrifice

Lots to cover today. In fact, because there is so much to cover, I usually just give up. But alas, I will take a stab at it today since my readers have become so accustomed to me blogging on current events once every two to three weeks.

Letterman is a Dog!
Last night on his show, he confessed to having affairs with several of his staffers. Can anyone say “sexual harassment?” That would be the case if they wanted to press it. After all, he is the host of the show, sort of like a boss, and they are merely staffers. He used his position to take advantage of the women. I would expect NOW to come out in protest, except, that sexual harassment is OK as long as you are a liberal Democrat. For evidence of this, refer to the comic above, showing the many causes the left supports, like the forgetting the fact that Roman Polanski raped a 13-year-old girl.

Not all on the left are trying to defend Polanski. I have to be upfront about that. It just seems the Hollywood crowd is trying to defend him. Eugene Robinson, is condemning it. He writes:

I’m a huge fan of Polanski’s work. “Chinatown” is one of my favorite movies of all time, “Rosemary’s Baby” is a masterpiece, and he richly deserved the Oscar he won as best director for “The Pianist.” He’s a great artist. Maybe his next film will be a prison movie.

Brilliant auteur or no, Polanski has been a fugitive from U.S. justice since 1978. And there was certainly no artistic merit in the crime he acknowledged committing: During a photo shoot at the Los Angeles home of his friend and “Chinatown” star Jack Nicholson, Polanski plied a 13-year-old girl with champagne and drugs and had sex with her.

That is grotesque. In general, I agree with the European view that Americans tend to be prudish and hypocritical about sex. But a grown man drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl? That’s not remotely a close call.

It’s wrong in any moral universe — and deserves harsher punishment than three decades of gilded exile.

Read the rest of Robinson here.

Read the Letterman article here.

Why does Obama have to travel abroad to secure the Olympics? Why do we need another Olympics? Wasn’t Atlanta enough? Yes, it was. But while the economy suffers, Obama feels that he should be pursuing the Olympics for his thug-centered hometown: Chicago.

Now, before all you lefties get out of shape, just think if Bush had tried to secure the Olympics for Dallas, TX, while a war was going on in the Mideast. O the cry we would have heard from the left. By the way, that war is still going on with O as commander and chief. Shouldn’t he be focusing on that, instead of securing a bunch of games for his hometown? Yes, he should.

Also, on this topic, First Lady Michelle wanted us all to know the sacrifices she made in order to secure the Olympics. First Lady in Common Sense Michelle Malkin puts it in perspective for us:

It’s hard out there for a first lady of the United States. Take it from travel-weary Michelle Obama. On Tuesday night, she boarded a luxury 757 for Copenhagen. Think of the stairs she had to climb. Oh, the agony of the feet!

Upon arrival, Mrs. O, her “chit-chat buddy,” Chicago-based talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey, and Chicago powerbroker/interest-conflicted real estate mogul/senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett immediately embarked on a grueling, grip-and-grin campaign to secure the Olympics for their hometown. Our smile muscles ache in sympathy.

You will be comforted to know that the gracious FLOTUS feels your pain for her pain. “As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days,” the first lady told a group of fellow Chicago 2016 boosters, “so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home.” Translation: Thank me, thank you, for all we do.

Read the rest here.

Cheese Rolling

And now, from the Department of the Silly and Absurd Department, we have a video from the Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling competition of 2009. This event involves rolling a round block of cheese, down Cooper’s Hill just outside of Gloucestershire England, and competitors race down the hill after it. To make the event even more relevant and necessary for today’s world, competitors where funny costumes and sometimes, very little at all (Look for the thong-wearing men as they fall down the hill.)

This event is not for the faint of heart, as contestants do get injured falling down the hill. But be of good cheer, there were no blocks of cheese injured in the making of this video. By the way, the winner gets the cheese. I do believe this event should be added to the Olympic! It’s a natural!

Here are some photos from the event!

For more information on this silly event, go here.

Tuesday Comics!

Although some of these are not funny, but they do make a wonderful point. I’m still not sure how to view the Olympics in China this summer, other than the fact that they will be on television, 24/7 during the coverage. If we say that we are going to boycott the Olympics because of what China is doing in Tibet, and to their own people who are Christians, then why do we do business with them? If we take a stand against their Olympics, isn’t that really a hollow stand, since we buy so many things that are made in China? If we really want to make a stand, boycott all that has that famous label, “Made in China.”

But then again, if we do boycott their goods, are we really helping the people of China. Some of them would not have jobs were it not for the fact that we buy their products. Never mind their wicked regime, should we not think about those who have no control over their government, and are just seeking to make a living?

This is why I’m not ever so quick to jump on the boycott bandwagon. Why not go to the Olympics, but make a point of saying that their government is wicked and needs change on a broad level, mainly from the leaders of the countries represented there. They have more sway than a boycott would.