Obama to IOC: I Am the First Black President Of the U.S. I Won. I Get the Games
Will Tepid Support in Chicago Derail the City’s Olympic Chances? For the record, the headline should read, “Tepid Support in Chicago Ensures Obama Wants Olympics.” To understand why Obama has added another leg to his “It’s All About Me” tour and flown to Denmark to pitch Chicago as the site of the 2016 Olympics despite the fact that the majority of its citizens don’t want | Read More »
Michelle Obama: Martyr
While you and I have been lounging around waiting for old folks to die needlessly because we’re against Obamacare, Michelle Obama has been doing the hard work on our behalf. She’s visiting Copenhagen. In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her “dear friend” and “chit-chat buddy” Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow’s | Read More »
Why would GOP rather Obama focus on non-Olympic issues?
Does anyone like the results of Obama’s focus of the past 47 years? RNC Chairman Michael Steele called the President’s visit to Copenhagen to lobby for a Chicago Olympiad “noble” (given that the Windy City is Barack’s hometown) but still a “distraction” from more pressing issues like health care and job creation. Given the millions of jobs lost since Obama started focusing on job creation | Read More »
Obama must stop in Afghanistan after Olympics Trip
President Obama has called the Afghanistan war against the Taliban the “War of Necessity”, yet, as we recently learned, he has spoken to his chosen Commander, General McChrystal, only once in the last seven months. Instead of working with the military at a critical time in the war, when troops are being killed at an increasing rate, President Obama has decided to take a misguided | Read More »
Today is the 66th anniversary of the rescue of the Danish Jews.
If you don’t know the story, let me sum it up for you: at the end of August, 1943 the country of Denmark was finally fully taken over by Nazi Germany. This meant, among other things, that the Jewish population of Denmark (roughly 8,000) was now in deadly danger: the Danish government had been, up to that point, politely, respectfully, and absolutely inflexibly refusing to | Read More »
POTUS & Co. off to Copenhagen – Will demand that Chicago be given The 2016 Summer Olympics.
The Middle East is literally on the razor’s edge of exploding. The USA is on a tightening spiral towards complete financial and social collapse (and if that happens, a quite possible civil and/or race war). So of course, POTUS and the missus with his political posse head to Copenhagen in order to demand that Chicago be given the 2016 Summer Olympics. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Barack-Obama-to-Travel-to-Copenhagen Today, the White | Read More »
The Perfect Dunk Open Thread
Effective dunk? Check. He slammed it home with authority. Patriotic dunk? Check. He did it in the red, white, and blue. Mean dunk? Check. He put his hand on the head of the Australian center to vault over him, in Australia, in front of the home country crowd. Vince Carter might have made the perfect dunk that year. Open thread. Update: Oh yes, and he | Read More »
Led Zeppelin doesn’t want to offend
So in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics, Led Zeppelin toned down the lyrics to their song “Whole Lotta Love” in order to not offend the delicate sensibilities of the Chinese. Is anyone else scratching their head over that one? What is it about murderous dictatorships that make them lean so heavily in the direction of prudishness? How does one resolve the conflict between a | Read More »
Yahoo! Needs to brush up on ‘rithmetic
In the most recent case of praise for the People’s (Communist) Republic of China, our friends over at Yahoo! ranks the competing nation’s medal count by “gold medals won”. (Update: Mea culpa, I viewed this page via a link from Drudge. I guess there was a Freudian slip over there on Drudge.) Of course, the communists did win more gold medals than the United States | Read More »
US Women’s Soccer Team Wins Gold
US Women’s Soccer team defeats Brazil 1-0 for the Olympic Gold Medal.
Proud to Be an American
I like the Olympics as much as the next guy. Maybe a little more than most, probably not less. I generally root, root, root, for my team but I am not so much a homer that I won’t pull for an underdog, even against the USA, even if it is an athlete from a country that I don’t admire so much such as Venezuela or | Read More »
Congratulations to Our Women’s Beach Volleyball Champs
First Kobe and now the women’s beach volleyball stars. I saw this on a few other websites, but wanted to post it here. I love this clip and I love these girls. I love the way the play and the way they conduct themselves on and off the court, but this clip of Kerry Walsh with Misty May-Treanor going out of her way to give | Read More »
Kobe’s patriotism crushes NBC’s political correctness [updated]
Originally published at the new Gamecock’s DeVine Law By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight Report I was horrified at NBC’s refusal, during Opening ceremonies especially and anytime since, to identify communism as the evil behind Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Tienanmen Square crackdown, Chinese support for Islamic extremists in Sudan, repression of pacifist monks and the Dali Lama in Tibet and | Read More »