Thursday, February 18, 2010

Does EVERYTHING have to be GREEN!?

GREEN FLOWERS, too?...........here's a story about Olympics flowers. I remember when flowers were red and white and yellow and pink and purple, and.......................leaves were green! Seems like everything is greeeeen today..........!
z

27 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

I have absolutely no interest in the Olympics any more. Used to be glued to my TV the whole time, but it has just become another platform for the lefties of the world as evidenced by the green flowers.

Opus #6 said...

I saw these handed out a few days ago. I thought it was Kale or something. Thanks for explaining.

FJ said...

Can't have "laurels" of victory or "palms" anymore. After all, those would imply that some "individual" people were "better" than others, and that the poor abused women who fashioned the boquets may be something "less worthy" than those who won them.

Give it a few years and there will no longer be any "individual" events or medals, there will only be "team" events/rewards.

FJ said...

"Amateur" athletics is dead. Sport as a means to achieve "individual excellence" is dead. The Olympics has become a multi-billion dollar branch of the "advert" business.

Ducky's here said...

The color green IS A LEFTIST PLOT.

Man, who knew.

And some have even come to the realization that the Olympics are big business. Well, that's the free market (LMAO) for you. The invisible hand can't stay away from anything.

Jen said...

That's one ugly bouquet.

Mary Lou Retton was my hero. I remember watching her win gold. She was an amateur. Imagine that! I remember distinctly when professional athletes were allowed to compete in the Olympics...such a disappointment.

Brooke said...

The Olympics are on?

I have little interest since almost every female athlete feels the need to further interest in her performance by prefacing it with a near nudie shot in some man's mag.

The green movement thing just serves to further delegitimize it.

cube said...

I haven't watched any Olympic coverage either. If others want to that's fine with me, but I think that the free market would be doing much better as far as ratings and money, if they hadn't allowed the green/lefty crap into the mix. They're ruined the experience for me.

Z said...

Gramma, it's changed, hasn't it...but I have to admit I love watching the figure skating and some of the skiing!

opus, I did, too!

FJ...it's all about the ads.

Ducky, my post is meant to be ironic humor...with everything that IS "green" these days, it hit me as funny, not an Al Gore PLOT.
As for free market...gee, does socialism instill MORE greed in its victims or less?

FJ said...

It exploits their "resentment" of the successes of others. Rather then induce them to "emulate" the successful, it induces them to take what they desire under some "pretense" and "redistribute" it more "fairly".

It's a shame that "athletic" prowess and health can't be "redistributed" or they'd make the healthy exercise for the benefit of the lazy.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

It's more feely-good, touchy-kissy e-MO-shuns that have no base in reality. The Olympics can kiss my rosy red aged ass this year. Not watching. Don't care.

And FJ makes a GREAT point! Where's MY FREE healthy athlete to make me FEEL better??

BZ

Ducky's here said...

Is Lindsey Vonn a leftist? Damn, I just figured she could ski the ice like nobody else.

The object of our wrath should be Generation X and those faux hipsters like Tomato Head on the half-pipe (is that something you smoke? Really.)

Biathlon rules. We should have more shooting at Olympic events, like figure skating.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me Ducky, but since you speak in terms of hating big business and capitalism, how, pray tell, did you end up "sitting on a a pile of cash, and living large"?

Your words not mine.

Pris

Massa Bammy said...

Ask Missa Ducky if he thinks that Ms Pelosi is helping his/ and her party! I can think of nothing more that would terrify conservatives and could harm any conservative's reelection campaign than to be "called out" by Nancy Pelosi. Nancy, please keep it up and call out each and every Repub so that it will be manifestly clear that you do not approve of them. Scold them as often as is possible so that everyone can constantly be reminded that you disapprove of them. That will certainly shake them up and make them fear for constituent retribution at the polls. After all, who could possibly disagree with Massah Pelosi.

JINGOIST said...

Green is the new red! Green fascism awareness is on the rise.

Leticia said...

I have to admit I did watch the snowboarding and ice skating but that's about all. But not the award ceremonies.

So this is the first I have heard about the "green" flowers. Can't the Left leave anything alone?

FrogBurger said...

Ducky you're very funny when you don't get humor.

Anonymous said...

The "Green Movement" is nothing but a huge, very sour, unripe lemon that appeals to the wide yellow streak in grievance junkies, career hysterics and fear-filled ignoramuses who are easily taken in by the quasi-erudite sophistry dished out by power-mad Marxists.

The genius of Free Marketeers on the other hand is their uncanny ability to see the sunny side of everything and make whatever comes down the pike pay to their advantage.

IF you can't beat 'em, you join 'em, and fertilize your fields with THEIR fragrant, veery plentiful BS.

KUDOS to CAPITALISM!

The fervent desire to find ways to use one's abilities to advantage and become rich and comfortable in the process is the driving force that built Civilization.

Marxists call it "greed."

Guess what that makes Marxists? (Shhhhhhh! You can't say that here at geeeZ, or Z will chastise you for using vile language -- and rightly so. ;-)

~ FreeThinke

Jules said...

I love watching biathlon. Those are some of the most conditioned athletes in the games. And I must admit that I would not mind a bit if one of those guys posed in a magazine or two :-) (even with those ugly flowers)

beamish said...

irony:

"Green" tips on how to save energy posted on the internet.

Z said...

"Green is the new red" is good, Jingo..

Beamish, ironic, indeed.

Jules, glad you're here.

Free Thinker...I get enough vile language on TV :-) I don't really mind TOO much, it depends on my mood...


I was thinking today about how kind of depressing the bouquets are....not ugly at all, but so unjoyous, being all green..? I don't know, they're small, too...just not 'abundant'...I think they all deserve big, flowery, joyous capitalist bouquets :-)

Beukeboom A Conservative Democrat in Florida said...

FrogBurger said...

Ducky you're very funny when you don't get humor.



Duck is Funny? I think he has a problem with reality and sanity.

The Vegas Art Guy said...

Well considering how much money gold medal winners can get as a reward for winning, green is appropriate...
:-)

MK said...

Green is the new gay Z. Don't tell the homos, ducky will be most upset that he's not centre-stage anymore.

Anonymous said...

I once saw a picture of a wonderful, very high-style, high-quality room decorated in NOTHING BUT shades of green --- HUNDREDS of them. It was a magnificent accomplishment in the field of decorative art.

If you've ever enjoyed walking through fields and forests on a sunny day, you'd be sure to appreciate the effect this unique room had on the senses.

It's so depressing the way the Left co-opts terms that used to connote pleasure and satisfaction and turns their use into a good reason to have a nauseous headache. "Gay," "Green," "Healthy" and "Liberal" are good examples.

~ FreeThinke

Z said...

FT...I can see how green would work, I love green myself, and I was mostly teasing about the GREEN THING, but you have to admit these aren't exactly beautiful, fresh celebratory colorful bouquets!

Right Wing Extreme said...

Z,
Here is a good one for you. They are trucking in snow for the Olympics because they are holding it in Canada's warmest city. But here is the funny part, they are keeping it cold with dry ice. If i remember correctly, isn't dry ice frozen CO2? Why yes, I believe it is, so as it boils off it is releasing tons of evil CO2 into the air. Just goes to show that the libs suborn their high ideals if is something they want to do. Moral relativism at its best.