Not going to get into another debate over this , but 45%(at most) is NOT "the majority of people."Thank God, let Rio have the abortion. It probably didn't help that Oprah, Obumma and Richie hyped the crap outta it with the IOC, when the IOC knew that the majority of people in the city never really wanted it.
Seriously? For all of our bravado we (the US) has, we do end up living life scared, and letting worthless pieces of scum change our basic daily habits and lives.I lived in Atlanta for the 96 games and security and traffic were a nightmare. In the post 9-11 world I would have definitely moved before the games came to town
This. Get over it people. I don't remember such a split over New York.I don't care about the Olympics one way or the other. It has always pissed me off how it sets the politics of one nation against another, like the boycotts in the 80's between the US and the Soviets.
However, this is the first time I've ever seen a party political split in the country of a prospective host city. I find it really fooking pathetic how this failed bid by Chicago was seen as a vote of incompetence by this nations President. He took a day off from being president to try to sway the chances of the US to highlight one of it's cities. He could have taken weeks of to pretend to clear brush on his ranch (If he had one) But this whole event has simply been taken over by the haters to project it as a monumental failure of the presidency.
Get over it, it's just a failed Olympics bid, there are several of them every four years. Don't the haters have anything more worthy to do than magnify every single failure out of all proportion?
Depends on what polls you read. This one and this one would say otherwise. I know, it's a moot point now.Not going to get into another debate over this , but 45%(at most) is NOT "the majority of people."
And if the Olympics were won under the previous administration the talk would have all been about the boon for the tourist industry and trickle down economics. We've heard the same old poo from both sides long enough.the only ones that would have benefited would be obamas liberal croneys labor union bosses, politicians, the mayor, acorn.ect. therest of the city would have gotten trashed by this...
Obama was a Lakeside Liberal... they don't get along all that well with the political machine in Chicago...
Either way, he wasn't involved in politics long enough to get too much of that baggage.
I thought at least you would pick up the dig that he isn't qualified...
Maybe they were creeped out that Michelle Obama was sitting on her daddy's lap watching the Olympics when she was 20 years old.....LOLWithout a doubt, the IOC was listening when nearly 3 million tea baggers voiced their displeasure at village meetings through out Denmark.
Where I live, the electricity is still supplied by overhead cables on poles instead of underground. The power goes out during every thunderstorm. The rainwater from the rooftops is dumped directly onto the ground instead of into the public drainage system. Cable TV shares the same overhead lines as the electricity and telephone lines. The water is over chlorinated because the filtration system can't handle the amount of duck poo in the reservoir. When it comes to infrastructure, this is the most third world place have ever lived. That includes (Very) rural France and South Africa.Rio better get on the ball, b/c their infrastructure is still very third-world. .