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Tag: Olympics
  • Re: Olympics

    For moral as well as economic reasons, the Olympics should be funded wholly privately.  I also despise how this event is used to promote crazed nationalism by a state-worshipping media. Why must we root for an athlete just because he is ruled by the same political hacks as we? The emphasis should be on the talent of the athletes, not …

  • Fiscal Irresponsibility of Olympian Proportions

    It turns out governments can’t even get the Olympics right. Security costs, first estimated at $165 million, are now headed toward $1 billion. As for Vancouver’s municipal government and the taxpayers, the bad news is already in. The immediate Olympic legacy for this city of 580,000 people is a nearly $1 billion debt from bailing …

  • Top 10 reasons Chicago does not get to host the 2016 Summer Olympics games.

    10. Dead people can’t vote at IOC meetings. 9. Obama distracted by 25 min meeting with Gen. McChrystal. 8. Who cares if Obama couldn’t talk the IOC into Chicago? He’ll be able to talk Iran out of nukes. 7. The impediment is Israel still building settlements. 6. Obviously no president would have been able to …

  • Ultimate Sacrifice

    Michelle Obama claims traveling to Copenhagen with “chit-chat buddy” Oprah in a private jet to attempt to bring the Olympics to Chicago is a “sacrifice.”  Really?!  This brings to mind John Adams, who traveled by boat across the Atlantic to gain support for our freedom.  He spent over 10 years away from his children so …