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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    attending a decathalon is a lot different than going to copenhagen to make a bid to host the games, knowing less about the ioc than peteeu, then getting slammed down humiliatingly in front of the entire world

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm absolutely CERTAIN that you said the same thing about GWB when he attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, right?

    Oh...that's right. Thought so.
    I was hoping GWB wouldn't go. It was disappointing.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Sorry....but if it had been GWB...I would still have been rooting for America to win. That's the difference.
    You are deliberately misunderstanding my post. I do not have time.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm absolutely CERTAIN that you said the same thing about GWB when he attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, right?

    Oh...that's right. Thought so.
    Ever heard the phrase 'comparing apples and oranges?

    Prez Doofus has been running around all over the world telling them how terrible the USA is.... and now he thinks they should bestow the honor of hosting the Olympics on the USA. He is unbelievably stupid for putting the Presidency on the line and thinking he could charm them into it without having already had a deal locked up.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Chicago's loss of the 2016 games was absolutely nothing that could have been 'changed' by Obama.

    Chicago lost in part because their Olympic committee was unwilling to share the money which would have come in with TV rights etc.

    It also lost because, believe it or not folks, it was the time that South America had the chance to stage the games.

    What seems to have been forgotten by all those commentating on Chicago's loss is that the Olympic Games are a Worldwide event.
    They are not the USA Games, they are not the EU games, they are not the Russian Games, they are not the African Games, nor are they the Asian Games.

    They are Worlwide games and to achieve this end it is only just that the Venues where they are held should also be on a Worldwide Basis.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    PBO can't do anything right, can he? He would screw up a monkey **** fight at the zoo.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    It's Bush's fault...:rof

    Some Chicago officials say anti-American resentment likely played a role in Chicago's Olympic bid dying in the first round Friday.

    President Obama could not undo in one year the resentment against America that President Bush and others built up for years, they said.


    "There must be" resentment against America, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, near the stage where he had hoped to give a victory speech in Daley Center Plaza. "The way we [refused to sign] the Kyoto Treaty, we misled the world into Iraq. The world had a very bad taste in its mouth about us. But there was such a turnaround after last November. The world now feels better about America and about Americans. That's why I thought the president's going was the deal-maker."

    State Rep. Susana Mendoza (D-Chicago) said she saw firsthand the resentment against America five years ago when she was in Rio de Janeiro. "I feel in my gut that this vote today was political and mean-spirited," she said.

    "I travel a lot. ... I thought we had really turned a corner with the election of President Obama. People are so much more welcoming of Americans now. But this isn't the people of those countries. This is the leaders still living with outdated impressions of Americans."

    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) said she was approached by a consul general at the plaza as they waited for word Friday. "He said ... he was hearing that there wasn't enough time for Barack Obama to dispel the old image. ... But I don't know if that's it."

    Chicago torpedoed by anti-U.S. sentiment? :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago 2016
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    How do they determine the committee make up exactly
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I'm absolutely CERTAIN that you said the same thing about GWB when he attended the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, right?

    Oh...that's right. Thought so.
    Dr. Disney,

    Wrong and wronger.

    Two very different scenarios. One was attending the opening.
    The other?
    Obama spending political capital believing his "star power" would be enough to win the vote.
    WHOOPS!

    I guess we know his strategy with the Iranians.
    He is making the same fundamental errors Carter made.
    Past Papers - Herb Cohen on Negotiating and Selling

    PS.I didn't write anything about Bush and Beijing. Go check.
    Try, try again.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Keep in mind. Clinton's first shots across his bow.......came from the Gov races in Virginia and New Jersey in 1993. It was the first sign of trouble for Bill before the Democratic Party catastrophe of the 1994 elections.

    Fix a sharp eye on the next month Gov elections from Virginia and New Jersey both swing states that voted for Obama. I think many of these debates will be resolved.

    Course, it'll be Bush's fault either way.
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