Friday, October 02, 2009

A Good Slap in the Face

Chicagoans gathered at Daley Plaza react to the news:

You know, even though it would have been exciting to have the 2016 Olympic Games here in Chicago, (not to mention the boatload of cash I could have made) I fully agree with the IOC’s vote that eliminated Chicago in the first round.

We don’t deserve to host the Olympics here. We just don’t.

There have been four Olympic Games here in the U.S. during my lifetime:

Lake Placid
Los Angeles
Salt Lake City.

The U.S. is not the center of the world. Let’s give other countries a chance.

Also, look at the violence here in the U.S. compared to other countries. The homicide rate, alone, should prevent the U.S. from ever being considered. Ever.
BTW - the homicide rate in Rio dropped by 30% last year.
Chicago's rose by 15%.
When all is said and done, I think the main reason we lost the bid was because of the Cubs.
It's Chicago. It's always the Cubs' fault.

It’s too bad Billy Mays died a few months ago. His presence in Copenhagen would have typified what we're all about in this country much more accurately than anyone else.
By the way - -
Rio de Janeiro!
(At least the Games will be sexy!)



At 2:43 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

LOL!--sexy olympic games!! *smiles* John's & my friend who lived in Rio for a while said that pretty much every woman--whether fat or thin--wears a thong bikini to go swimming. So maybe it will be sexy?--or maybe not. *grin*

Anyway, I was disappointed, too, but you're right--we really didn't deserve it all that much.

And no, there's no way I would try to go to Fogo de Chao tonight!! *hee hee*


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