Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gold Medals for Hubris and Stupidity

Heyyah, and welcome Readers, to the Local Malcontent~!

Both Zerobamas have "I" problems.

Very little about the Games themselves in their sales pitches, at all.

Michelle's "impassioned" sales pitch included:

"Chicago's vision for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement is about so more than what we can offer the Games -- it's about what the Games can offer all of us. It's about inspiring this generation (which could be done just as well from Rio or Madrid, or better yet, Hooterville), and building a lasting legacy for the next. It's about our responsibility as Americans not just to put on great Games, but to use these Games as a vehicle to bring us together; to usher in a new era of international engagement (LOL, like that hasn't been the objective of the Olympics for thousands of years already); and to give us hope; and to change lives all over the world.

"But today, I can dream, and I am dreaming of an Olympic and Paralympic Games in Chicago that will light up lives in neighborhoods all across America and all across the world; that will expose all our neighborhoods to new sports and new role models; that will show every child that regardless of wealth (??), or gender(?), or race(?), or physical ability(!!), there is a sport and a place for them, too."

There's those hopey-changey words again....
I guess that she's as suddenly proud of the Olympics, as she is America....
Twenty-six mentions of the word "I" or "my" in her speech.

(To which the IOC's answer was something like "get them ESPN and ESPN 2 if they need to be exposed to new sports and role models. And by the way, we're not so sure about that 'regardless of ability'" concept either.)

Barry's No-less Uninspiring Sales Pitch to the IOC:

"I come here today as a passionate supporter of the Olympic and Paralympic Games; as a strong believer in the movement they represent; and as a proud Chicagoan. But above all, I come as a faithful representative of the American people....

"We’re a nation that has always opened its arms to the citizens of the world — including my own father from the African continent — (Oh crap... here we go-)
See, growing up, my family moved around a lot. I was born in Hawaii. I lived in Indonesia for a time. I never really had roots in any one place or culture or ethnic group. And then I came to Chicago. And on those Chicago streets, I worked alongside men and women who were black and white; Latino and Asian; people of every class and nationality and religion. I came to discover that Chicago is that most American of American cities, but one where citizens from more than 130 nations inhabit a rich tapestry of distinctive neighborhoods.

"Each one of those neighborhoods — from Greektown to the Ukrainian Village; from Devon to Pilsen to Washington Park — has its own unique character, its own unique history, its songs, its language. But each is also part of our city — one city — a city where I finally found a home.
Chicago is a place where we strive to celebrate what makes us different....

"... we know how to put on big events. And scores of visitors
and spectators will tell you that we do it well.
(A 'score' of visitors/spectators equals 20 people, dummy)

The Biography Channel now continues...
"And I ran for President because I believed deeply that at this defining moment, the United States of America has a responsibility to help in that effort, to forge new partnerships with the nations and the peoples of the world. No one expects the Games to solve all our collective challenges.
Nearly one year ago, on a clear November night, people from every corner of the world gathered in the city of Chicago or in front of their televisions to watch the results of the U.S. Presidential election. Their interest wasn’t about me as an individual. Rather, it was rooted in the belief that America’s experiment in democracy still speaks to a set of universal aspirations and ideals. Their interest sprung from the hope that in this ever-shrinking world, our diversity could be a source of strength, a cause for celebration; and that with sustained work and determination, we could learn to live and prosper together during the fleeting moment we share on this Earth.

What. The. Hell?? Can this guy really be this extraordinarily stupid?

"And while we do not know what the next few years will bring, there is nothing I would like more than to step just a few blocks from my family’s home, with Michelle and our two girls, and welcome the world back into our neighborhood."
Non sequitor. A new World record in the Stupidity catagory.


Spitfire said...

I read this to Dodi....he commented: no wonder Chicago lost the option... I agree with him.

Do we really have to give them gold medals? Couldn't we just use tin??? It's less expensive and won't take our children their lifetimes to repay....

Have a blessed weekend. Shalom, Spitfire
PS Thanks for the compliment on our Sukkah.Now if we can just get the rain to stop for a day or two...sigh.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Since I have been running a fever for the last three days, and didn't need any more crapola, I just tuned their garbage out.

Stephan Anstey said...

Yes. This guy can be that stupid. He's very good at it. He might be the best at being extraordinarily stupid we've ever elected president. He's SPECIAL. Maybe he should be the first President in the yellow short-Limo.

Papa Ray said...

Can you spell: Narcissist. NO...can you spell 1970-80 radical Marxist.

Can you believe that this juvenile community organizer is the actual President of the United States of America?

Americans should be ashamed that they elected such a person. Or maybe it was actually ACORN that elected him?

Can you see another three years of him and his administration?

We may never recover from this debacle. But with God's help we will.

Papa Ray
Central Texas

O Pechanga said...

The Obamas believe all the positive press they get...from the press.

Congratulations to Rio on getting the Olympics. I guess the Chicago machine won't be wetting their beak.

Ed Morrissey sent us over here to say hello.