Friday, October 02, 2009

Olympic Dreams

Barry and Mich are in Denmark lobbying for Chicago as the site of the 2016 Olympics. You can't really blame them for wanting to bring it home but it's pretty stupid. America gets the Olympics all the time and Chicago's not that nice. Do it in Orlando. Plenty of hotel rooms and have the games at Disney World. Few minor mods, Voila!

It's really not fair for America to get the Olympics again. The Olympics is a great shot in the arm for a place that needs some good PR and a little economic stimulus. There are plenty of places that have never had a turn at the Olympics. How about the Gaza Strip? Ulan Bator? Lagos? Phnom Pehn? Calcutta? Now any of those places, would make for an exciting, educational and culturally broadening Summer excursion for families the World over and I'm sure their friendly inhabitants would like to welcome in the World for a neighborly visit.


Steve Harkonnen said...

This is a failure of Obama.

It's all good though. It makes Obama less credible and if his health care program doesn't pass, that's another nail in the coffin for liberals.

W.C. Varones said...

I wouldn't want to see the Olympics in a place like Phnom Penh.

THe infrastructure build would ruin the place forever.

Anonymous said...

I saw the reaction of the Chicagoans on TeeVee. Barack went to Copenhagen like it was a done deal. So Sad, Too Bad.