February 12, 2010, - 4:35 pm

Olympics, Shmolympics: It Ain’t 1980; Where’s the Israeli Memorial?

By Debbie Schlussel

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.

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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:

Schlussel Winter Olympic Reader

What’s So Great about the Olympics? Nothing–Part I

* What’s So Great About the Olympics? Part II

What’s so Great About the Olympics? Part III

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41 Responses

Mitt Romney will forever bear the stigma of the atrocious Massachusetts health care plan, in addition to effectively being pro open-borders, way too sympathetic to Muslims, etc.

The Olympics is becoming a mirror of the United Nations, which has lasted way too long. It is worse than the League of Nations ever was, and the Olympics is another international confederation that is based on a theoretically good idea, but in practice has taken the wrong political positions on just about everything.

Little Al on February 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Palestinian luge team–”We blow our competition away!!”

cirrus1701 on February 12, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I like to get drunk and laugh at those “up close and personal” stories about those figure skaters from mega-rich familes dominated by overachieving nutjobs. Several olympic cycles back a female athlete was being interviewed on a yacht that had to be the length of a football field. Rich Daddy was at the helm and he was shouting instructions to about a dozen slaves who ran this way and that way, pulling ropes and turning cranks. “We like to get together every weekend and go sailing as a family.” said the athlete. They colud not have been more out of touch if they crash landed in a flying saucer.

The Terrorist's Advocate on February 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

If Budweiser bought enough tv ads and bribed enough committee officials, they’d probably make beer pong an olympic event as well.

I also think the games have lost their charm along with the amateur status.

Tempus Fugit on February 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Honestly, outside of Hockey, I couldn’t care less. As a Red Wing fan I’m pulling for Sweden over the USA anyway. I’m far more loyal to Nick Lidstrom then the US born Chicago Blackhawk thugs who get off on holding up cab drivers for 20 cents.

Jedi3129 on February 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

Mitt Romney LOL, how this guy can get away with criticizing the Dems healthcare bill when he did the same thing as Governor is amazing. When I heard conservatives like Hugh Hewitt singing his praises during the primary’s I felt like puking. Then the douche trashes Michigan, his home state, in USA Today. Nuff said…..

Jedi3129 on February 12, 2010 at 10:15 pm

[Today, a luger from Georgia died while practicing. I’ll bet he gets a memorial before the Israelis do.]

That was in bad taste.

[So, until they honor the slain Israeli athletes, get rid of dumb “sports” like ice-dancing and women’s hockey,]

Women’s hockey isn’t dumb, many men admire the skill these women posses and its only going to get better in time.

Norman Blitzer on February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm

There is a memorial to the Israeli athletes in Munich:
http://vivh.com/images/s_mun34.jpg
http://vivh.com/images/s_mun35.jpg

NB: That’s not an official Olympic memorial, as there has never been one for the Israeli athletes. That’s just a plaque in Munich, the city that is responsible for the tragedy, since it did nothing when the terrorists held the athletes hostage and didn’t allow the Israelis to have their own security there. DS

Norman Blitzer on February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Wow, insulting a dead man you never met or knew anything about. Stay classy.

Nak on February 13, 2010 at 1:34 am

Believe it or not, there were plenty of Muslim countries represented at the games. They may have had only 1 or 2 team members, like Pakistan, Morocco or Lebanon, but they were there. Also, I don’t usually go for these schmultzy ceremonies, but this one was a 10 out of 10 ( I may be biased however).

Karen on February 13, 2010 at 1:38 am

I had the honor of watching PBS with my Leftist parents tonight. (it is a family tradition to scream at me whenever I open my mouth) PBS had some interesting things about Goldman Sachs and were almost leading the audience in the right direction into thinking about government bailouts and who benefitted and why? They then had the Left wing Turkey looking guy with the multiple chins go on about what a great veteran Murtha was for about three minutes before they concluded that he did have a slight Pork problem… only a slight spending abuse problem… which um had become reflective of Washington as a whole. Right as I began to conclude that maybe just maybe PBS had improved a little they broke right into the whole Winter Olympics drama and the death on some event that I probably can’t spell and wonder why anyone would do so without some kind of break system. It was orchestrated. Just as people begin to think the emotional story breaks in. I can not watch the news without feeling serious stress. I don’t understand people who can. Then they talked about some snow boarder who had a Kidney transplant ten years ago. Why is this in my news?

Noah David Simon on February 13, 2010 at 1:49 am

The Olympics and James Bond movies have all sucked since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. G-D, I miss those commie bastards sometimes.

Malik on February 13, 2010 at 2:34 am

I can’t believe the OIC never memorialized the Israelis murdered by the muslim terrorists. That is a gaping and telling snub.

DS_ROCKS! on February 13, 2010 at 2:56 am

Why should they?

Nak on February 13, 2010 at 11:01 am

Fuck ya’ll zionistic-suck-my-dick-jews!

Oh my I miss the 1939-1945 era.

Thanks and fuck you very much ;-)

Sid on February 13, 2010 at 11:24 am

    In fact YOU suck because YOU are STUPID! And it is UNCURABLE in your case.

    Stay classy there potty mouth and mind!

    Sewsalot on February 13, 2010 at 8:48 pm

      Poor wee little spittle sid… let us all have a moment of FUN and laugh at his lameness and stupidity!

      Sewsalot on February 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Re: Sid at 11:24 am.

    I second what sewsalot said and want to add one more thing:

    Genesis 12:1-3.

    JeffE on February 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      Correction:

      Sewsalot.

      My apologies for not capitalizing the first letter of your name.

      JeffE on February 13, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Once the Olympics went from being a contest of amateurs to nations waging political war against one another with their state sponsored corruptions I lost all interest. The Olympics hold absolutely zero-interest for me.

And I’ve been vindicated as the Olympics have become a leviathan corruption, a boondoggle of looting taxpayers, fraud and deceit on every level and it’s managed by grey gnomes with all the charisma of Iron Curtain bureaucrats.

No thank you. Time for Netflix streaming.

michael on February 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Debbie,

And probably there will never be a memorial to the massacred Israeli athletes but that is politics. Personally I would bar any country with ties to terrorism such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and the like. The less the world has to know about these scumbags the better. But please, in the interest of sport, watch the hockey..it should be really exciting. and Sid is a retard…the post previous.

Chuck on February 13, 2010 at 2:43 pm

There are a lot of problems with the Olympics. It’s no longer about amateur sports for one. The NHL (professional hockey players) playing at the Olympics is a bit much. It really isn’t about amateur sports…more about sponsorships. (and, of course, the IOC — what a corrupt body that is — would never honor the Israeli athletes murdered in Munich.)

J.S. on February 13, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Wiki has an article on the Olympic Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 games…(television channels have also been re-broadcasting it non-stop.) I watched it. (I have to say that there are times when I feel totally alien living in Canada, when I just “don’t get” Canadian “culture.” Immediately after 9/11, I got that feeling…and now, watching the Opening Ceremonies, again, I got that feeling…of being a foreigner..)

What I found peculiar is that running throughout the Opening ceremony were musical themes of regret, sadness, mourning (and, no, this wasn’t about the death of that luger 5 or 6 hours earlier)…these ceremonies weren’t suddenly changed…Anyway, so they have the Alberta ballet performing — to what music? Barber’s String Quartet…I mean, why? One of the saddest pieces of music on the planet — played during Einstein’s funeral, for 9/11 victims, etc. (If my interpretation is correct, the music was played — due to dying trees, a redwood cedar grove disappears — like pagan here). Next, for “the prairies” — what tune? Joni Mitchell’s “Both sides now” (heh, now there’s a joyful tune). Eventually this was followed by k.d. Lang’s rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” (this was the best bit, fabulous performance) — but even this song — it’s mournful in a way. I don’t know, the whole tone I found weird..unsettling…(?)…certainly not a “celebration.” Much more a lament…(?) (not that there’s anything wrong with laments, it’s just that it seems strangely inappropriate for a Olympic “celebration.”)

J.S. on February 14, 2010 at 12:45 am

I watched the opening ceremonies and found it quite funny that the Iran team would not have come out if it meant being NEXT to Israel. Luckily Ireland was between the two to “seperate” the Israeli’s from the hajib wearing Iranian women.

Just amazing…and pathetic!

Dave on February 14, 2010 at 3:44 am

Dave… IRAN does pathetic quite well…

The Canadien on February 14, 2010 at 9:24 am

Memo to Sid:

GO HANG YOURSELF! BY YOUR FAMILY JEWELS!

Bob Porrazzo on February 14, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Debbie, you are a hate monger and a NaZionist.. if it ain’t about Jooos, you’re unhappy! But if anyone needs a memorial it’s the Palestinian victims your terrorist “god’s chosen” have massacred in Gaza and elsewhere. Even Goldstone, the Jew, found your country of thugs guilty as hell. So take YOUR hate and stuff it, you white-trash jew.

Or just go live in the country you love and are loyal to: it sure as hell not the U.S since here, you’re simply using this as a front to achieve your sick objectives…

ATW on February 14, 2010 at 3:24 pm

To ATW:

There’s no such thing as a “NaZionist” any more than there is such thing as “EvilGood”.

Also three things:

1) On Gaza, read this:

tinyurl.com/yf5k2wq

2) If you want a memorial for the Palestinian Arab victims, you should push for a memorial of the Palestianian Arabs massacred by Jordan in 1970.

3) Debbie does some posts that have nothing to do with either Israel, the Jewish people, Muslim terrorists, or anything else even remotely concerning the Jews. One recent politcal example is this:

http://tinyurl.com/yhjrqfg

Also, see Debbie’s top two recent posts–one on NBA and one on Valentine’s Day.

This is assuming that you are not a mindless anti-Semite. If you are, then all of what I just wrote would be wasted on you.

JeffE on February 14, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    My link on my 1)

    http://tinyurl.com/yf5k2wq

    JeffE on February 14, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    to (H)JeffE

    Interesting reply and one that is simply ignorant.

    1. So just like Powell showed us slides of the WMD Iraq had with total conviction, yet none was ever found, we’re supposed to believe the puppets of Egypt discoveries and lies? Hezoballah is closer to Israel from the North than to travel to Egypt and kill Jews there. Right? So you and your ignorant sources need to polish your tactics…

    2. Anti-Semite? Let me laugh a bit here. For I am a semite before you can ever be.

    But NaZionism does exist! Zionism is evil and equivalent to Nazism. And these are the words of an Auschwitz survivor:

    “The Israelis tried to dehumanize the Palestinians, just like the Nazis tried to dehumanize me,” said Dr Hajo Meyer, 86, who survived 10 months in Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp in Poland.

    “Nobody should dehumanize any other and those who try to dehumanize another are not human,” he said at the beginning of his lecture in Scotland.

    Time to explore some credible sources JeffE!

    ATW

    ATW on February 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm

      To ATW:

      Before I respond to your new stuff, first, you didn’t explain about my #2–the part about Jordan massacering the Palestinian Arabs back in 1970. Is that a lie? Am I being ignorant in pointing that out?

      Also, I didn’t explicitly say that you are anti-Semitic, it was a question mark. Of course, I’m familiar with the argument that Arabs are semites, too. So if it will make you feel better, how about if I rephrase:

      “This is assuming that you are not a mindless hater of Jews. If you are, then all of what I just wrote [in my original post and here] would be wasted on you.”

      Now I’m wondering if you next say:

      “Hater of Jews? Let me laugh a bit here. For I am a Jew before you can ever be.” ?

      Respond to these points and then I’ll address the rest of what you wrote.

      JeffE on February 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Speaking of Israel. I wonder if Debbie is aware of the stud rookie for the Sacramento Kings Omri Casspi from Israel? As a Kings fan Ive seen all their games and he is a gamer. He is the first Israeli NBA player.He has really caught on in Sacramento. The fans show up with Israeli flags, whenever he scores they wave the flag. They are starting to wave flags in other cities. He played friday night in the the rookies against the sophmores game and he did well. He plays with so much passion he is now starting to get a lot of praise from other teams, he is so refreshing to watch play,Omri never gives up on a play he is going to be a star. Check him out, checker outers (a little Greg Gutfeld lingo there)

N: I’m well aware of him, but he’s not in the All-Star game, nor does he have a gazillion illegitimate kids. Grug Gutfeld is a jerk. I know from personal experience. Emulating him is not a virtue. Exactly the opposite. DS

Niner on February 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Didnt say Casspi played in the All Star game,he played in the Rookies game on Friday night. Apparently no sense of humor. Too bad.

    N: I have a sense of humor. But where’s the humor here? Yes, there’s an Israeli in the NBA. And that’s humorous b/c . . .? Trust me, the Iranian in the NBA is far more a source of humor. DS

    Niner on February 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

God has said it, no nation can conquer Jewish nation.. to hell with you all who believe that our terrorist neighbors can overcome us.

Manxwell

Manxwell on February 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    to Mannxwell,

    Well put: Nazism in action! Here’s more NaZionist attitude jeffE.

    But Mannxwell, no one is stating that the “terrorist neigbors” will overcome “you.” It’s the Talmud and the Rabbis who are saying that… that the demise of Israel is in the year 2022, right? Plus or minus a year?

    ATW

    ATW on February 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

      To ATW:

      After you respond to my 8:24 post–and you did mention my name here so I can respond–since you are presenting yourself as an expert on the Talmud and what the Rabbis there say, answer these questions:

      1) Where does it say in the Talmud that Israel will be destroyed? Please cite Chapter and Verse, the relevant text, which Rabbis said it and links if you can. Link to website(s) wih text instead of placing it here if it’s too long is acceptable. Neo-Nazi and other anti-Semitic websites are unacceptable!

      2) If you are able answer my 1) here, the follow-up question is–how will Israel–according to them–be destroyed? A natural disaster? or would it be by Israel’s terrorist neighbors as Manxwell said?

      3) You also say that Israel’s supposed destruction will take place approximately in the year 2022. The year 2022 is according to the Christian/ secular calendar. The Talmud would not mention it according to that calendar. It would be according to the Jewish/Hebrew calendar. What year does the Jewish/Hebrew calendar fall in the year 2022?

      I await your reply, ATW.

      JeffE on February 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm

        Correction to my 11:28 post (2/15/2010):

        Manxwell did not say that the terrorist nations would destroy Israel. He said that G-d said that no nation will succeed in conquering the Jewish Nation (Israel).

        My apologies to Manxwell.

        As for you ATW, this does not relieve you from answering my question #2.

        JeffE

        JeffE on February 16, 2010 at 12:04 am

Why respect the Olympics? Remember that one of Saddam Hussein’s sons was in charge of the Iraqi atheletes, with his own peculiar ‘motivation exercises’. How many other horror stories never come to light? The Olympics is just the bad phy ed department of the United Nations. Bad on bad.

Douglas Q on February 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm

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