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  • IOC sezs No Chicago

    Chicago was dropped in the first round. What went wrong? After all not only did Obama go to Copenhagen to make a personal bid, his wife chimed in on the issue. And they had Oprah go along too! Who could not listen to that trio?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znNR1...layer_embedded

    However, we know who to blame!

    The Daley Plaza crowd reacted to Chicago's elimination in silence. Some members of the crowd were crying as they walked away. People blamed negative media attention on the bid and former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan's lack of participation as reasons for the loss. "We weren't unified as a city. We didn't get behind this enough," said Rob Fox of Chicago. "Michael Jordan didn't show up," said Margaret Johnson of Chicago. "His city asked him for help and he turned his back on us."


    One liberal blogger blamed Bush!

    I’m sure some are saying its racist!

    Meanwhile, Chicago dodged a major bullet. The cost would have bankrupt them. Rarely, if ever, does a host city actually make money off an event like the Olympics. Usually, they just bleed tax-payer dollars. And it would have been money Chicago didn’t have.

    Sadly, the US didn’t even come in third for a bronze We weren't even an contenter having been eliminated first in the vote.

    Obama should have had ACORN be involved in the vote. We'd have won after all the dead people voted.
    Last edited by FNA209; 10-03-2009, 04:38 AM.
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    Originally posted by FNA209 View Post
    Chicago was dropped in the first round. What went wrong? After all not only did Obama go to Copenhagen to make a personal bid, his wife chimed in on the issue. And they had Oprah go along too! Who could not listen to that trio?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znNR1...layer_embedded

    However, we know who to blame!

    The Daley Plaza crowd reacted to Chicago's elimination in silence. Some members of the crowd were crying as they walked away. People blamed negative media attention on the bid and former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan's lack of participation as reasons for the loss. "We weren't unified as a city. We didn't get behind this enough," said Rob Fox of Chicago. "Michael Jordan didn't show up," said Margaret Johnson of Chicago. "His city asked him for help and he turned his back on us."


    One liberal blogger blamed Bush!

    I’m sure some are saying its racist!

    Meanwhile, Chicago dodged a major bullet. The cost would have bankrupt them. Rarely, if ever, does a host city actually make money off an event like the Olympics. Usually, they just bleed tax-payer dollars. And it would have been money Chicago didn’t have.

    Sadly, the US didn’t even come in third for a bronze We weren't even an contender having been eliminated first in the vote.

    Obama should have had ACORN be involved in the vote. We'd have won after all the dead people voted.
    The major difference if you look at it in a fact based review is Rio was putting up 11.1 Billion dollar budget towards the games. The Government is also using the games as a revitalization of the city. There are estimates that Rio will spend a quarter of a Trillion dollars to get infrastructure and venues built for the Olympic games. That's actually pretty impressive if they can pull off all that construction in time for the games to start. Plus, this is the major point. South America has never held the Olympics.

    In March, U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) CEO Jim Scherr suddenly resigned after a bitter power struggle and was replaced on an interim basis by Stephanie Streeter. For an organization with a history of unstable management, the appearance of further instability was poorly timed for Chicago's bid. Later in March, the IOC and USOC got into a public dispute over the percentage of television revenue that the USOC should receive from the $2.2 billion domestic rights fees NBC was paying to televise the Olympics. On top of that, this summer, the USOC announced it was starting an Olympics television network despite the IOC's stated concerns, including that the new network would conflict with IOC partner NBC. After the IOC expressed displeasure with the new network, the USOC agreed to postpone its launch. If IOC members perceive the national Olympic committee of the host city as disorganized, it could turn them off the bid.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....bids.preview/

    If you look at it Chicago is almost bankrupt as it is right now. The budget for the games was only 3.8 billion dollars. Is the lowest budget of any of the Cities biding for the games. As in the SI article the cost of building the Olympic village is outside the budget. Now add in That Chicago is Asking many city employees to take furlough days to help cut budget gaps. Not filling many positions throughout the city ranks. That's not even scratching the surface of the issues with Chicago. Cook County has a 10 percent sales tax, plus there is fast food tax, and tax on Beer has gone up as well. Plus, there is a luxury tax paid to the city of Chicago when you purchase tickets to the Bears, Cubs, Hawks, Bulls, and Sox's. There are many issues with the bid that the residents of the greater chicagoland area have been subjected to in the medias non stop coverage of the bid. To try to make it political. Is just silly!

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    • #3
      As I mentioned in the other thread, Chicago had zero chance to get the Olympics from the beginning, even with the anointed one giving the pitch. Rio made a hardcore bid to get the Olympics and couple that with the fact that South America has never had the Olympics, it was a done deal.

      Having said that, does the IOC realize that they just made a mortal enemy of Oprah? This could spell the end of the Olympics as we know it.
      Originally posted by kontemplerande
      Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SRT936 View Post
        As I mentioned in the other thread, Chicago had zero chance to get the Olympics from the beginning, even with the anointed one giving the pitch. Rio made a hardcore bid to get the Olympics and couple that with the fact that South America has never had the Olympics, it was a done deal.

        Having said that, does the IOC realize that they just made a mortal enemy of Oprah? This could spell the end of the Olympics as we know it.
        I agree, even in the other thread. I didn't think Chicago had a chance because of the low budget and USOC is so unorganized. I didn't think Madrid would even get this far due to the doping scandals that have come out of that country in the last 3 years. Operación Puerto is still being investigated.

        And as I said in the other thread as well. Pele is a bigger star in the IOC eye's then Oprah!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by livestrong6 View Post
          To try to make it political. Is just silly!
          It became political the minute Obama decided to insert himself into the middle of the selection process. Whether you like it or not, when a President gets involved, it becomes political. Presidents don't get to separate their actions. Everything they do affects the country.

          If you and the rest of the Obama crowd want to say it wasn't and that he did it solely as a private citizen, start a collection and reimburse the country for the 1+ million it cost us to have a private American citizen who happens to be named Obama (and two other private citizens) fly to Europe on a personal, private quest.
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          • #6
            Yet another youtube.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA9Z8...layer_embedded

            Now that Obama's being treated like the last President, he is clearly becoming a staple in humor, satire and jokes. Gotta love it!
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            ______________________________________________

            "That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves." - Thomas Jefferson
            ______________________________________________

            “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” - John Adams

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            • #7
              So much for the annointed one's much lauded ability to garner the respect and support of the rest of the world.

              First it was coming back empty handed from Europe after his original USA apology tour when he asked for more help and support from our European allies for the war in Afghanistan.

              Then it was coming up empty handed after bowing down to the Russians and turning his back on our Eastern European allies when he declared he would not install the missile defense systems.

              Next I guess we will see the Europeans refusing to validate his parking.
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              • #8
                I guess I was wrong. Apparently it's Bush's fault that Chicago didn't get the Olympics.

                Rowland Burris Blames Bush

                Jesse Jackson Blames Bush


                Bobby Rush Blames Bush


                When are the libs going to change the script? Something went against them? Must be Bush's fault.......
                Originally posted by kontemplerande
                Without Germany, you would not have won World War 2.

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                • #9
                  The country just lost the olympics and people are happy? America lost the olympics and people are celebrating? The hatred continues to get exposed even when it is something that would benefit the country. Thank goodness there is the internet for the international community to see the mentality of some Americans.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by E3CSHARP View Post
                    Thank goodness there is the internet for the international community to see the mentality of some Americans.


                    INDEED!

                    PS - It's Bush's Fault.
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                    • #11
                      OUCH!...
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post


                        INDEED!

                        PS - It's Bush's Fault.
                        I see.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 1042 Trooper View Post


                          INDEED!

                          PS - It's Bush's Fault.
                          I'll bet that woman has a hell of a time getting through airport security!!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by E3CSHARP View Post
                            The country just lost the olympics and people are happy? America lost the olympics and people are celebrating? The hatred continues to get exposed even when it is something that would benefit the country. Thank goodness there is the internet for the international community to see the mentality of some Americans.
                            I don't think anyone is particularly happy that Chicago lost per se. I do think it was another slam on the President though. I also think he brought it upon himself. His hubris (and that of his wife who told everyone she obviously sat on her daddy's lap at the age of 20 to watch the games ) took a beating.

                            Overall, I see it as a bad thing thing as it shows the international community we have a ineffectual President with no character and he is not respected. Of course, given his attempts at international politics that shouldn't be a surprise. All apologies - no substance. Kinda like his domestic agenda.

                            On the other hand, it's nice to see a South American country be honored by being awarded the hosting of the games.
                            "Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince" - Unknown Author
                            ______________________________________________

                            "That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves." - Thomas Jefferson
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by E3CSHARP View Post
                              The country just lost the olympics and people are happy? America lost the olympics and people are celebrating? .
                              I don't think people are happy about losing the Olympics...I personally wanted them in Chicago...when they were in Utah they asked for LEO volunteers, I was going. However, based on POTUS behavior I am not shocked we didn't get it, the world is already tired of his game.
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