That’s Right Nate

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Obama Costs America the Olympics

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I really haven’t been able to figure out how to react to the news that Chicago lost the Olympics.   At first, I was a big proponent of bringing the Olympics to Chicago because I am a big believer in the Olympic spirit of kicking the crap out of the rest of the world to prove that your country is supreme.  I also hoped that it would start a landslide of gentrification through Chicago with the police finally crapping down on homeless vagrants in the poorer parts of the city.  I knew that the city would probably be about $5 billion in debt when the dust cleared, but I’d get to see beach volleyball players up close.

However, as soon as President Obama began to publicly support the Olympics my attitude changed.  I know for one that that anytime Barrack Hussein Obama is involved with an international group like the IOC, it is because he is working on creating a new world order or alternatively apologizing for American domination.  I also don’t see how we really lose out as a city by not getting to see the greatest ping pong players in all of Finland or the greatest cyclists in all of Bulgaria.   Let’s face it what America does best is self-storage and it is unlikely we would really be able to put our prowess on display at the Olympic games.

Now, that we lost to Rio I am outraged.   Didn’t we launch a coup in Brazil and put a puppet government in place in the 50s?   What kind of puppet government is this?   If we had thought Brazil was a real threat we should have let them know that we didn’t approve of them competing with us.   The obvious answer to this slight is for Chicago to hold their old Olympics in 2016 and give athletes a choice to go to either games.  The Olympics give out medals, but we could give out cold hard cash.   Let’s put capitalism to work for us and let the world cry out “U-S-A! U-S-A!”

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Written by thatsrightnate

October 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm

9 Responses

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  1. Are you positive that it wasn’t Daley’s fault? He’s not exactly the most charming guy.

    wrecksracer

    October 4, 2009 at 4:36 am

  2. Nate dear, the coup in Brazil sponsored by the US happened in the 60s, not in the 50s. That puppet military government lasted from 1964 to 1985. But then, from our first presidential election after the coup (in 1989) until 2006, we’ve had this great leftist man, Lula, running. He lost in 1989, 1994, and 1998, but he persevered and finally was elected president in 2002, and then was reelected in 2006. Brazil is really a different country today. It has grown and developed a lot in the last six years. Our largest plague, the unfair wealth distribution, has lessened, and for the first time in history, we have the majority of the population in the middle class.
    Lula’s considered the most popular president in the world. We owe this victory in the Olympics (the first to be held in South America) to him.
    As much as I like Obama, he’s no competition for Lula.

    Lola

    October 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

  3. Now is this the same Lula that recorded To Sir with Love in the 60s? Congrats on the Olympics.

    thatsrightnate

    October 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

  4. Wrecks–Daley is a very eloquent speaker

    thatsrightnate

    October 4, 2009 at 10:49 am

  5. “To serve with Love” was a big hit! I had no idea Lula was involved in politics, too. Or that she was Brazilian.

    wrecksracer

    October 4, 2009 at 12:14 pm

  6. Wait, i’m confused. I thought we were thrilled to lose the Olympics because it would have brought 300,000 jobs and billions of dollars in revenue, and it would be harder for Obama to fail if people had jobs and money.

    On the bright side: the Brazilians invented waxing. and thongs, i think. or at least, perfected them.

    dotlizard

    October 4, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  7. They don’t even play real football. I say we start our own olympics with football, ultimate fighting, NASCAR, and boycott the other one.

    thatsrightnate

    October 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm

  8. don’t forget shooting. The Amerolympics! Hot Dog eating, too.

    wrecksracer

    October 4, 2009 at 8:07 pm

  9. It doesn’t bother me that much to be called a gringo but it was really uncalled for. Lula is going to have to eat his words when Team U.S.A. comes to Brazil and returns home with the lion’s share of all the medals-gold, silver, and bronze. Then he will see that Americans, slow to anger, are going to teach him a quiet lesson or two on how to be winners without making a big fuss.

    John Mestres

    February 20, 2010 at 8:50 pm


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