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  1. 02 Oct '09 17:11 / 1 edit
    To all the OBAMANITES....... LOL LOL LOL

    Whats up Barry?
  2. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    02 Oct '09 17:17
    Out in the first round.

    Gee, what a waste of Oprah's time.
  3. 02 Oct '09 17:43
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    To all the OBAMANITES....... LOL LOL LOL

    Whats up Barry?
    yeah, take that Obama!
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    02 Oct '09 17:55 / 2 edits
    What a waste of time and money putting together the bid. Why do we need another Olympics in the US? Didn't we just have it in 1996 and 2002?

    I'm glad Rio won. Spain also just got an Olympics in 1992. They don't either deserve another one so soon.
  5. 02 Oct '09 18:05
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    To all the OBAMANITES....... LOL LOL LOL

    Whats up Barry?
    Yes, of course it was his fault.
  6. 02 Oct '09 18:06
    Originally posted by sh76
    What a waste of time and money putting together the bid. Why do we need another Olympics in the US? Didn't we just have it in 1996 and 2002?

    I'm glad Rio won. Spain also just got an Olympics in 1992. They don't either deserve another one so soon.
    A lot of people here in Chicago don't want it either - especially with Daley around to screw it up.

    There would be some benefits in improvements to infrastructure, but they generally do lose money and frankly it would probably lose even more with Daley in charge.
  7. Standard member telerion
    True X X Xian
    02 Oct '09 18:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    To all the OBAMANITES....... LOL LOL LOL

    Whats up Barry?
    Pathetic. What President wouldn't have lobbied for the Olympics? With every one of these silly posts you reduce the potency of any substantive objections in the future. You're a Boy Who Cries "Wolf!"

    Anyway I'm happy Rio won it. Now make Brazilian Jiu Jitsu an exhibition event!
  8. 02 Oct '09 18:36
    Obama flies across the world to try to help Chicago (the favorite) get its bid and then it is the first city eliminated. I wish the New York Times would right an editoial about how this is further evidence that Obama is a joke and how he should focus on more pressing issues like it would if Bush did the same the same thing.
  9. 02 Oct '09 18:51 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by telerion
    Pathetic. What President wouldn't have lobbied for the Olympics? With every one of these silly posts you reduce the potency of any substantive objections in the future. You're a Boy Who Cries "Wolf!"

    Anyway I'm happy Rio won it. Now make Brazilian Jiu Jitsu an exhibition event!
    if Obama hadn't lobbied for the olympics, I'm sure the right wing would've criticized him for that.

    But I'm very happy Rio got them. I suspect that the committee probably was going to give them to Rio all along as long as they made a credible proposal. The US doesn't need an olympics every 15 yrs.

    Besides - if Chicago had won, I had this awful feeling that Rod Blagojevich would have inserted himself into it in some way.
  10. 02 Oct '09 19:29
    Well, good for you, Americans. Let the Brazilian taxpayer fund the Olympics.
  11. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    02 Oct '09 19:42
    Originally posted by Melanerpes
    Besides - if Chicago had won, I had this awful feeling that Rod Blagojevich would have inserted himself into it in some way.
    I think you're confusing Blago with Polanski, or Letterman.
  12. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    02 Oct '09 19:43
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Well, good for you, Americans. Let the Brazilian taxpayer fund the Olympics.
    Works for me.
  13. 02 Oct '09 19:46
    Congratiulations, RIO, you got it!
  14. 02 Oct '09 20:03
    Originally posted by telerion
    Pathetic. What President wouldn't have lobbied for the Olympics? With every one of these silly posts you reduce the potency of any substantive objections in the future. You're a Boy Who Cries "Wolf!"

    Anyway I'm happy Rio won it. Now make Brazilian Jiu Jitsu an exhibition event!
    Please enlighten me. Who was the last President to personally lobby for the Olympics?


    "What President wouldn't have lobbied for the Olympics?" -telerion
  15. Standard member telerion
    True X X Xian
    02 Oct '09 20:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by utherpendragon
    Please enlighten me. Who was the last President to personally lobby for the Olympics?


    [b]"What President wouldn't have lobbied for the Olympics?"
    -telerion[/b]
    Let's see. The Brazilian president did this year. Putin has in the past. Other heads of state did such as King Juan Carlos and the Japanese PM this year. Also Tony Blair did in the past.