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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    I actually agree with this because the Olympics have been in the US several times during my lifetime. Also, looking at past Olympic game info, they have been held in the US 8 times since they were restarted in the late 19th century. The next country to have hosted the Olympics the most is France, 5 times. I think it's a good idea to let countries that have never hosted the Olympics do so because it might improve relations with those countries.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Exactly what I thought. You were "surprisingly" quiet.

    Sorry...but they are not different things. You are complaining that Obama had much on his plate at home that flying over for a few hours was something that he shouldn't have done.

    Somehow you thought that Bush didn't have too much on his plate to spend a few days in China.
    LOL... "surprisingly quiet"?
    It simply didn't interest me.
    There was an election campaign underway.
    I had a lot of work.

    The difference is... China had the Olympics. Had... it was the Opening Ceremony.
    Bush was in the dying days of his presidency.

    Obama went at the height of his dwindling powers... LOL.
    He went and spouted another personal saga... along with First Wifey.
    The Obama gambled political capital very publicly and lost... badly.
    As badly as one could.

    Capiche?
    Or is there no difference in those scenarios?
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    LOL... "surprisingly quiet"?
    It simply didn't interest me.
    There was an election campaign underway.
    I had a lot of work.

    The difference is... China had the Olympics. Had... it was the Opening Ceremony.
    Bush was in the dying days of his presidency.

    Obama went at the height of his dwindling powers... LOL.
    He went and spouted another personal saga... along with First Wifey.
    The Obama gambled political capital very publicly and lost... badly.
    As badly as one could.

    Capiche?
    Or is there no difference in those scenarios?
    LOL.
    .

    The only difference is that you saw one as an opportunity to try to bash Obama...the other you conviently rationalize because it contradicts with your selective outrage.
    Its hilarious watching you guys try to speak out of both sides of your mouth. Your not very good at it.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Obama also previously stated, he had no time to go to copenhagen due to afghanistan and the economy, and healthcare.


    What changed that he had to jet off to fail?
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama also previously stated, he had no time to go to copenhagen due to afghanistan and the economy, and healthcare.


    What changed that he had to jet off to fail?
    His 3:15 appointment cancelled.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    His 3:15 appointment cancelled.




    Bro... You should have said his "3:16" appointment, you could have played up on the whole messiah thing.


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    Now that would have been high brow.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Bro... You should have said his "3:16" appointment, you could have played up on the whole messiah thing.


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    Now that would have been high brow.
    Good catch.

    I guess the Ides of March reference wasn't good enough.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its hilarious watching you guys try to speak out of both sides of your mouth. Your not very good at it.
    We're not as practiced at it as some.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    On paper yes they had the best bid. It cost the least, had the most venues already in place and by far the best transportation system of the 4. Also it had the needed hotel rooms.. something Rio does not. But as I stated, that is hardly what the IOC goes for. If it was, then Greece should never had the Olympics, nor Rio.

    And for the record, I was rooting for Rio so I am happy it is there.
    Yeah yeah sure you were. Pfftt.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The only difference is that you saw one as an opportunity to try to bash Obama...the other you conviently rationalize because it contradicts with your selective outrage.
    Its hilarious watching you guys try to speak out of both sides of your mouth. Your not very good at it.
    I figured you wouldn't get it.

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    And political capital is spent on what?
    A meaningless event in the Grand Scheme.
    Nice entertainment... but politcally meaningless unless an American President sticks his political neck out.

    Doh!?

    Need I explain it again???

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