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Old 10-02-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Chicago loses Olympic bid....

It looked like a slam dunk with O'bama, Mrs,?
Chicago eliminated in first round of IOC voting for 2016 Olympics - ESPN Chicago

First eliminated......
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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Olympics are lame IMO

Just not much to them as far as entertainment goes. I never really got into them.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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Olympics are lame IMO

Just not much to them as far as entertainment goes. I never really got into them.
x2! totally agree!
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:40 PM   #4
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I was surprised that Chicago finished last out of the cities. Of course I wanted the Olympics in the USA, but I had to chuckle at DrudgeReport's headline with regard to the Obama's failure to sway the Olympic Committee-
"The Ego Has Landed." Ha.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:51 PM   #5
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Yeah, Drudge is having a field day. I was indifferent one way or another. Of course the media wants to make it a win or lose proposition for Obama. The coverage of it all has been sort of silly. I'm glad it's over.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:12 PM   #6
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Yeah, Drudge is having a field day. I was indifferent one way or another. Of course the media wants to make it a win or lose proposition for Obama. The coverage of it all has been sort of silly. I'm glad it's over.
Agreed. I think South America deserved it simply because they have never hosted an Olympics, but I don't really care that much about where it's hosted, as long as the USA wins lots of gold medals.

I personally think it was a mistake for Obama to fly over there and put in his two cents. Given how ridiculously negative and partisan politics are (especially lately), he probably should have just left this one alone. Although in a few days no one will care anyway.
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YAY! Glad that's over! Now we can get back to the real issues.

Do you think that Zorn will try a trick play this week? Maybe a run to the right?
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:47 PM   #8
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Agreed. I think South America deserved it simply because they have never hosted an Olympics, but I don't really care that much about where it's hosted, as long as the USA wins lots of gold medals.

I personally think it was a mistake for Obama to fly over there and put in his two cents. Given how ridiculously negative and partisan politics are (especially lately), he probably should have just left this one alone. Although in a few days no one will care anyway.
Exactly, come Tuesday no one will give a damn. You know at first I thought it was a mistake for him to go over too. But he spent all of four hours on the ground, had a meeting with Mccrystal (sp) on Air Force One on the way over, and had he not gone and we still lost the bid they would have blamed the president for being unpatriotic and not caring about the Olympics. So he was damned if he did and damned if he didn't.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #9
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good post by scud. and 12th your right. come Tuesday, Fox will have found another reason why Obama is the worst president of all time
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Yeah, Drudge is having a field day. I was indifferent one way or another. Of course the media wants to make it a win or lose proposition for Obama. The coverage of it all has been sort of silly. I'm glad it's over.
Well I think Obama opened that up by going there in the first place. It was nice to see he took a break from all the Sunday talk shows, and Letterman to spend a whopping 25 minutes with our Commander of US forces in Afghanistan.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:47 PM   #11
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Damn even Obama couldn't get the Olympics in Chicago. I'm surprised though they gave it to Rio De Janerio got the bid. I personally would have choosen Madrid.
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Yay for rape and murders! Rio rocks!
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:40 PM   #13
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America loses bid and conservatives cheer? Now that's patriotism I can believe in. No, wait, Chicago isn't part of real America. Cheer on, cheer on real Americans.

Rio is a cool place...you just need to roll at least 3 deep and stay away from alleyways. I'm sure they'll tighten the security even more than during Carnival (pistol toting cop stationed at every block). I'm happy for Brazil and South America.
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America loses bid and conservatives cheer? Now that's patriotism I can believe in. No, wait, Chicago isn't part of real America. Cheer on, cheer on real Americans.

Rio is a cool place...you just need to roll at least 3 deep and stay away from alleyways. I'm sure they'll tighten the security even more than during Carnival (pistol toting cop stationed at every block). I'm happy for Brazil and South America.
Me too. It's kind of amazing- there are only 6 inhabitable continents on this planet, and in all these years both South America and Africa have never had an Olympics.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:26 AM   #15
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Its good Chicago doesnt have to deal with the Olympics, alotta money, secruity, unneeded crap.

But on the real, Rio is a Fed up city. Sure a ton of growth, but they hide their ugly side. One of the worst crime, murder and drug rates in the world. A ton of poverty and the gang violence there is suppose to worst than anything in the US.
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