February 12, 2010, - 4:35 pm
As you probably know (unless you’re living inside a mushroom), tonight the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, take place.
I really couldn’t care less (plus I can’t watch ‘cuz it’s the Jewish Sabbath–damn, I’ll miss sight of the Palestinian HAMAS luge explosive team). It ain’t 1980. As I’ve said before several other opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, the charm is gone. This isn’t a bunch of amateurs, like Mike Eruzione and the 1980 Olympic Hockey Team, sleeping on prison cots in Lake Placid, beating our Commie totalitarian enemies, the Russians, who were state-funded pros. Nope. Unless we’re playing Hezbollah and kicking Al-Qaeda ass at men’s downhill or on the ice, it holds no excitement. Today, we have the state-funded pros, too. And the NHL whiners and prima donnas. And men’s, er . . . women’s hockey. So what, who cares. Yawn. Wake me when it’s over and regular TV programming returns to NBC in a couple of weeks or so.
And then, there’s the Israeli Olympic athletes, whom the Islamo-pandering International Olympic Committee continues to refuse to memorialize. Yes, I realize they were murdered at the summer games in Munich in 1972. So what? Israel has athletes in the Winter Games (unlike most Muslim countries), and the IOC needs to finally memorialize the Israelis who were murdered in cold blood and gave their lives at the altar of what is now a giant, 2.5-week-long commercial. Today, a luger from Georgia died while practicing. I’ll bet he gets an official Olympic memorial before the Israelis do.
So, until they honor the slain Israeli athletes, get rid of dumb “sports” like ice-dancing and women’s hockey, and bring back the real amateurs, I just don’t give an Olympic damn. And, hey, when Mitt Romney headed up the Games, he excoriated us “nativist” ‘Mericans for daring to cheer our own team, just after 9/11.
Around the world it was like, ‘Boy, those Americans, always beating their chests.’ This is not our time to talk about how great America is. It’s not designed to be a patriotic American display.
Whatta guy. Mitt Happens.
Here are some of my past commentaries on the Games:
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