Olympic Update

Just a bit of bonus Olympic coverage. The Oprah flew over with the first lady in stage one of the Obama blitz. The first lady said that it was a great sacrifice for both she and the President to make the trip. But it is for  a good, no, make that a great reason. According to her, they are doing this for the kids. Whose, have no idea. Remember , while they are there, undoubtedly there will be  a party or two, a little schmoozing, etc.

Listen to what else she said. ” Athletics is becoming a fleeting opportunity.Funds dry up so it becomes harder for kids to engage in sports, to learn how to swim, to even ride a bike. It is so important for us to raise the platform of  fitness and competition and fair play.”

I would dearly love to explain what she  said but I have very little clue as  to  what it means and even less as to what it has  to do with the Olympics. And, no telling what the President will say when  he buzzes in on Friday. He arrives on Friday and returns home  on Friday. Lotta  jet fuel being used on these trips. Sure hope some people in Chicago will profit financially from this.Oops! Maybe  I shouldn’t have said that.


October 1, 2009 - Posted by | Politics, Sports | , , , , , ,


  1. With cities having to let workers off for days just to help out their failing budgets and now to spend money on getting the Olympics which always cost more money than it brings in is another stupid idea of Obama!

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  2. You just gotta know that som eof his buddies will make $ from this. Shucks , probably will give stimulus money to the games too. But the tried and true Democrat position, for the children.

    Comment by tarheeltalker | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  3. If the Olympics “always cost more money than it brings in” then why would anyone ever consider voting for Mitt Romney? He didn’t take 24 hours to pitch the Olympics; he CHAIRED the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

    Comment by larrys | October 1, 2009 | Reply

    • Wasn’t the President at the time either.

      Comment by tarheeltalker | October 1, 2009 | Reply

  4. U.S. Olympic Committee and Obama, wants to bring the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago at the cost of $4.7 billion at a time when Obama himself said that America has no more money. From what this American see is that he’s still on a spending spree to bankrupt America,

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Here’s another big business that needs a bailout: the Olympics.

    With a year to go before the start of the Winter Games in Vancouver, much of the focus is on making ends meet.

    The organizing committee has dipped into its contingency fund to the tune of $40 million to cover rising costs because of the slowing economy. The city just approved a new budget that will allow it to borrow $350 million or more to take over building of the athletes’ village after the original lender stopped payment.


    Comment by goodtimepolitics | October 2, 2009 | Reply

  5. First gold medal of 2016 Summer Olympics goes to Rio de Janeiro

    Comment by Tarheeltalker | October 2, 2009 | Reply

  6. The White House is blaming Glenn Beck for Obama’s failure! 🙂


    Comment by goodtimepolitics | October 3, 2009 | Reply

  7. Boy, Glenn Beck has a lot of influence on the IOC, huh?

    Comment by tarheeltalker | October 3, 2009 | Reply

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