February 10, 2006, - 5:31 pm

Schlussel Winter Olympic Reader

By Debbie Schlussel
Those who’ve been following my work know I dislike the Olympics (especially the winter ones: figure-skating; is that REALLY a sport?). The Games are political, anti-American, not amateur (which was what they were supposed to be), and pro-Palestinian. To date, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refuses to memorialize the Israeli athletes who gave their lives because of crummy IOC “security.”

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There was only ONE Olympic Games I liked: THIS ONE! (Do yourself a favor and rent the movie about that, instead of wasting time, tonight, watching the Palestinian Rafah Tunnel Luge Team march at the Opening Ceremony in their official clothing sponsors, Kassem Rockets and Ahmed’s Disintegrating Belts. Ditto for the Iranian Olympic Holocaust Cartoon Ice Sculpture Team.)
To catch up on what I think about the phony, bloody Olympics, here’s my three part series, “What’s So Great About the Bloody Olympics” from 2002:
* Part I;
* Part II; and
* Part III.
Now, consider this: The Olympic Games, beginning tonight, take place in Torino, Italy, which has a Muslim population of at least 10,000 (Italy’s largest Islamic population), which–like everywhere else–is dominated by extremists.
According to USA Today hockey writer, Kevin Allen, Torino’s former chief Islamic cleric, Imam Bouchta Bouriqi, was expelled. He was deported to Morocco for aligning himself with terrorists. And by the way, he managed the Halal (Islamic dietary law) market.
We expect that he left a lot of equally terrorist-aligned congregants and followers who remain in Torino. Don’t worry, though. Our taxpayer dollars are paying for a great deal of FBI and DHS agents to provide security at the Olympics, even though it is 1) not on our soil; and 2) not a government event, but one owned and run by the multi-billion dollar IOC, which can afford its OWN security.
(Full Disclosure: During the 1996 Olympics, I represented Olympic Silver Medalist Diver, Scott Donie, of the U.S. Olympic Team and went to the Summer Games in Atlanta. Believe me, the Olympics are WAY over-hyped.)

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11 Responses

Debbie, I can’t thank you enough for putting words to my thoughts about the Olympics. I was just talking (arguing!) with my Mom about it. She called to remind me to tune into the grand opening events blah blah. I told her ixnay on the Olympics. Steven “Schlemielberg” did a great job reminding me why we should all despise the Olympics. And now you tell me the IOC refuses to this day to memorialize the murdered Israeli athletes… OMG.
I will read your 3-parter with great interest, and pass it around.
To me the Olympics seems like an athletic version of the U.N.

SallyVee on February 10, 2006 at 6:22 pm

Right on, Debbie…I’m not a big sports fan anyway, but the hype and hoopla over the Olympics has always baffled me.

david on February 10, 2006 at 8:43 pm

I enjoy some sports, but politics has overtaken them all. What I dislike most about the Olympics is its insistence on denying that politics and cheating are involved to a much greater extent than we know of. Instead of banning the Soviet Army hockey teams of the 80s, we altered the rules to permit our teams to include professionals. A stupid method of “cleaning up” the games. Bah! Humbug! The Opening and Closing Ceremonies are okay. Between them? Zippo!

Bachbone on February 10, 2006 at 8:59 pm

Debbie did you see the opening ceremony? It was a real snooze. I just wanted to see the Israelis: there were 5 athletes and they looked happy. By the way, the Danish athletes looked like they were walking the plank.

shleppy on February 11, 2006 at 9:14 am

“To me the Olympics seems like an athletic version of the U.N.”
Thank you, SallyVee! One of the best descriptions I’ve seen.
You mean you guys don’t understand and enjoy the great sport of curling?!? You know, that so called “sport” where you push a rock or something down the ice while some girly man is raking the ice.
It gripes me to have friends act like they are so-o-o excited the Olympics are here when I know they are just trying to look cool and enlightened and won’t watch more than 5 minutes because it’s incredibly boring.
This is sports for hippies and poseurs. Just like WNBA, soccer, yes even hockey, and other boring sports nobody wants to see, the Olympics is something you are supposed to enjoy to show how above it all you are.
The worst thing is the stupid few hippies who watch this always wants the government to subsidize this stuff because it is so boring nobody will pay to watch it on a regular basis.
I’d just as soon as attend a Star Trek convention than watch the Olympics.

The_Man on February 11, 2006 at 10:38 am

I caught part of last night’s opening of the Winter Olympics. When the Danish team marched by the commentator mentioned the “cartoon SCANDAL.” I didn’t catch any reference to the murderous rioting of the IOC’s Mohammadan friends.

Grant on February 11, 2006 at 2:41 pm

My favourite part of the opening ceremonies was when Yoko Ono (who’s been resting on her John Lennon laurels for lo these many years), barked out her demand that we “think” peace.
Yeah, that’s going to work with crazed jihadis, Yoko.;

scaramouoche on February 11, 2006 at 5:41 pm

I would agree that a lot of the politics of the Olympics are unacceptable, but I still like them because they give Eastern Europe something to believe in and aspire to. Lots of great Olympic athletes are Romanian. Whenever they win, especially against an Islamic country, to me that’s like Jesse Owens exposing the myth of the “Master Race.”

KnightoftheImpaler on February 11, 2006 at 7:16 pm

I will watch certain events, not because it’s the Olympics, but because I enjoy watching those particular sports (It’s the only time I get to see curling…lol).
For me the Olympics ceased to be enjoyable in and of themselves in 1972. My disgust with the men’s basketball final was only a minor irritant compared to what happened to the Istaeli athletes. The antics of the ’98 hockey team did not help. And do not forget the IOC’s pretense that Taiwan does nnot exist.
I too was, and continue to be outraged at the IOC’s failure and antagonism toward the memorializing the ’72 Israeli athletes. Until the IOC cleans up its act, the games will always have a cloud over head.

JRob on February 12, 2006 at 10:48 am

JROB;To even sit and think of enjoying the Olympics and in the same phrase ‘ curling’.In ’72 the iarael wrestler held the door so others could escape.Curling my ass.

danny on February 12, 2006 at 3:19 pm

(Jrob-please punch the schmuck back)/With the Oscars shaping up as they are,I’m hoping for a big showing by the Jamaican bobsled team.Then hopefully,we could see a belated Oscar tribute to ‘Cool Runnings’-or for movies with a little ganja and a lotta reggae-’The Harder They Come’ or ‘Rockers’-which has English sub-titles(“I and I are going to the store” etc.) for its Jamaican English.In any case,so far the Holympics have sent me to Snoresville.

jaywilton on February 13, 2006 at 9:51 am

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