Saturday, July 28, 2012

Olympic Highlights?? Newsworthy?

Here are examples of what the MEDIA thinks is important to report on regarding the Olympics:

150,000 condoms were passed to athletes by the Olympics committee.

Michael Phelps is a cold creep because he wouldn't talk to a female Olympian

The Queen had the temerity to look down and pick at her fingernails during the long opening ceremonies

Michelle Obama appearance outshined The Duchess of Cambridge (REALLY? :-) Are you kidding?

There's more...all negative, all gossipy, all sickening.

Thanks, Media........"Happy Olympics, happy dignity, happy athletics, happy times to you, too."  REAL CLASS, huh?

Whatever happened to DECENCY?



Always On Watch said...

I watched some of the opening show last night. Love the history/heritage portion with the conversion from pastoral to Industrial Age.

And that children's choir singing "God Save the Queen"! Wonderful!

However, I gave up from sleepiness and weariness of the agenda when the show about the NHS came on the screen. I know that the NHS is not all bad, particularly for acute and temporary illnesses. But when it comes to certain kinds of care, the NHS fails miserably. I used to be that the NHS did excellent elder care, but I'm not sure that such is true now as the numbers of elderly have skyrocketed.

Anonymous said...

These opening ceremonies were a waste of my time.Even Paul McCartney couldn't save this one.

But I will say that Mr. & Mrs. Romney looked like the president and first-lady we need. .
And Moochelle, looks af if she wanted to be the Queen.
The liberal media are a bunch of HYPOCRITES.

Anonymous said...

don't get to see much down here and it is probably just as well.

Joe said...

What I saw was a bunch of nothing followed by a bunch of even less.

Brooke said...

Meh. I just can't force myself to be interested.

Sam Huntington said...

I have only a mild interest in the Olympics. I mourn the loss of a once great society, made up of mostly exceptional people. There was a time when many of us could be proud of our English, Welsh, or Scottish heritage. As evidenced by the British media, this is no longer true. The British have transformed themselves into feckless liberal scum undeserving of their proud history and fine traditions. This post makes me realize I’ve lived too long.

Chateau Robert said...

I wonder if The First Lady is going to perform her Jumping Jacks routine in her in designer sneakers?

Ed Bonderenka said...

I turned on the opening ceremonies because my son texted me that they were on and looked cool.
Like Sam, mild interest.
I have little interest in pop culture, only to the extent that it is an indicator of how we've devolved.
That whole show was about pop music and a girl losing her phone and then deep-kissing the guy that returned it to her?

Anonymous said...

I saw Our dear First lady at the Olympics last night and all I can say is, What a load of sycophantic drivel. .Pass the sick bucket.

Ducky's here said...

Well at least they didn't have to use the surface to air batteries that are installed.

Although if they'd used them on Mr. Bean or Paul McCartney it would have been a plus.

Z said...

I just felt it was important to note the kind of scum 'highlights' our media feels deem publication...
that's all!

I didn't watch 1 min of the Opening Ceremonies..had just noticed these articles the last few days and they kept getting more and more ugly...and silly.

Enjoy the sports!

Bob said...

"Whatever happened to DECENCY?"

I read an article the other day that suggested the women beach volleyball players would get out of their bikinis and into warmer duds. It is apparently pretty cool, weather-wise, in the UK.

I seem to miss all the stuff on TV. I surfed around last night, and only found some soccer on one of the ATT Uverse Olympic channels.

Who is doing all the coverage I can't find. Do I need Google on my tv? Now, there's a thought...

Z said...

Bob, I'm not sure which channel's covering it but you'll find it today.
The soccer was on because they started the soccer games one day before the Ceremonies.

I read about the volleyball players wearing warmer clothing, too. they wear nearly nothing, so anything's an improvement (see my picture on the post)
I don't know why they bother with clothes at all.

How do you feel about the news that several olympians said there were athletes having sex on the grass out in the open between dorms? And that the Committee feels it's necessary to pass condoms to the athletes (not new this year, by the way)

Just imagine that, in so many years previous, our kids could actually get through a whole Olympics two weeks without having sex with a stranger! stunning, huh?
Sort of like in college years ago when students could actually get through a night of studying, maybe feeling a little randy, but didn't find it necessary to go to the HOOK UP ROOM in the dorm to have sex with a stranger.

How DID we do it? :-)

Anonymous said...

Would Michelle Obama's Jumping Jacks qualify her for the Olympics?
Thank you Michelle Obama for inspiring all of our Liberal idiots...

Silverfiddle said...

I caught bits of it here and there since the wife was watching it all on tv.

I was struck by how much that little island has contributed to Western Civilization and the world.

Unfortunately, I've got to agree with a writer at American Thinker:

Olympic Disaster

Where was the recognition of Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, All the poets, writers, scientists? Bagpipes?

Britain has given so much to the world, and that show captured so little of it, and glorified the trivial or the downright damnable (health system, socialism).

Paul said...

Only an uneducated person would claim the British isles have contributed little to the world. Read History.
Only an uneducated person would make false criticisms about an event she did not watch, and relied on biased accounts of what happened.
Do you ever think for yourself?

Z said...

Steve, read the comments.

You insulted SF with the exact opposite of what he said.

As for me? I said I didn't watch them and very carefully included that it is not the Olympics I am insulting it is the stories the immoral and negative leftwing media sees fit to highlight.

Please read the posts and comments carefully before responding. thanks. Do you ever think period?

Z said...

My Cons. Thoughts..imagine?
you're so right.
WHEN will we get back to a dignified First Lady who we can always be proud of? Who's even proud of America and was before her husband was elected, by the way.

Z said...

ANOTHER THING I FEEL SHOULD BE ADDED is that I implore you all to read exactly what Romney said about the Brit Olympics.

CBS had that story and obviously thought it was as benign as it was UNTIL the British liberal media started in on him.


Our leftwing media dopes piled on him when they realized they COULD because England had.

You can't make this stuff up. What he said was TOTALLY right...there were PLENTY of concerns about these Olympics..admitted BY the British but they loved piling it on Romney and then Obama-loving CBS enjoyed it even more.

Quite a story, really.

Rational Nation USA said...

Z said...

My Cons. Thoughts..imagine?
you're so right.
WHEN will we get back to a dignified First Lady who we can always be proud of? Who's even proud of America and was before her husband was elected, by the way.

when Ann Romney is the first lady.

Z said...

Steve .."I was struck by how much that little island has contributed":

Not "how little" ..but "how MUCH" is what SF said... are you okay? Too busy yanking chains to pay attention? What's the matter?
Again, I didn't criticize the Olympics, but keep yanking :-)

This is getting fun!

Radical Redneck...Ann Romney is another Laura Bush but even more lively and sharp. Fantastic woman, you're right!

Ducky's here said...

Oh, was the nasty leftwing media naughty?

Now Governor Olympics could have simply said that he thinks London looks great, hopes the events are exciting and congratulates the organizer.

But no, not Mister Board Room. This guy is so isolated from common sense that he can't respond with any deference.
But don't report it because this type of disengaged thought is what we want in a president. Someone who is so detached he can only act and think as if he's in a board room.


Ducky's here said...

And the opening ceremonies would have been better with David Beckham and Margaret Thatcher jet pack dueling as a grand finale.

Z said...

Ducky, ya...
It took forever to find the quote, most aren't printing it, they're just calling it a GAFFE..
the reason they're not printing it is that all he said it was DISCONCERTING that security people had underestimated by the thousands how many guards they needed.

I never thought of DISCONCERTING as critical or a gaffe, but ..

And, actually, the news, before Romney made the innocent remark, was all over the fact that Britian wasn't quite ready. Ya, they thought it was DISCONCERTING, too :-)

Not 'naughty'...just dishonest.
Something I don't think anybody should 'enjoy'. But leftwingers.

Z said...

Ducky's here said...

And the opening ceremonies would have been better with David Beckham and Margaret Thatcher jet pack dueling as a grand finale."


Z said...

STeve! :-)keep plugging! (that is, right after you show us where I ever called Mrs. Obama a "fat ass with no class" okay? thanks.

And, Steve? The spelling is "Too" not "To" when you're quantifying.
but I know..."you're just joking" :)

I hope you have a better day than you seem to be having!

Z said...

"Not worthy my time"

I only wish.

Sam Huntington said...

Ms. Z ...

I believe there is a high probability that either Steve is a precocious ten-year old, or that his actual name is Tarrant Hightopp. In either case, someone should drown the rat as a public service.

Z said...

Sam, I'm starting to feel sorry for him; he's exposed a lot of his insecurities today and maybe we need to stop....

Z said...

Sam, I'm Spamming him now...nobody needs him here.
I think this'll work.
If it does, we can thank AOW. :-)

Trekkie4Ever said...

Okay, I have to admit I didn't see any of the opening ceremony last night, and caught a little soccer aka "football" between North Korea and France, and France was not doing all that great.

Changed the channel and watch Shaun of the Dead. Way too funny.

I got fed up with how the American gymnastics team always gets cheated! And decided, to opt out on the whole thing, I might, perchance, catch a little here and there, but not like I used to.

As for the Queen, what can I say, she was bored.

Elmers Brother said...

I believe Branagh quoted directly from Shakespeare

Paul said...

Love the dishonest way you quote, after you deleted my actual comment.
So they never happened, right.
What lying cunt you are.

Mustang said...

Steve, you are not smart. You are not literate. You are not well educated. You are not a man, but you are pure filth, misogynist, and indecent. The inappropriateness of addressing a lady in such a manner would never occur to such a despicable lout as you. You shame yourself, but you are too stupid to know that.

FreeThinke said...

Is that MICHELLE OBAMA lying face down scantily attired with her head pointing away from the camera?

If so, I must say that at long last she's showing signs of having real class -- low class, that is. ;-)

[In case you didn't know, that was supposed to be a joke.]

~ FreeThinke

Ed Bonderenka said...

Cleanup in aisle Steve, please.

FreeThinke said...
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Ed Bonderenka said...

Z: About the "gaffe".
He was asked a question and spoke the exact truth. I even heard an NBC voice during the opening say the same thing about how Brit troops were pulled out of the sandbox to beef up security because of the problems they were having.
Of course he should have given the Queen an ipod with his favorite speeches, returned a bust of Churchill, given Cameron some wrongly formatted DVDs of himself, and had Ann touch the Queen.
That seems to be OK.

Louis H. said...

It is not necessary to footnote humor. If you have to say, “This is humor,” is probably isn’t funny. Quality humor stands out. Here is an example: “Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.” —Dave Barry

FreeThinke said...

" ... I have little interest in pop culture, only to the extent that it is an indicator of how we've devolved. ..."

Oh, Ed, you are a man after my own heart. Such thoughts are music to my ears. You may not have known it, but you are singing MY song, God bless you.

I did not watch any of it. Virtually everything today is so laced with blatant, agenda-driven leftist poopaganda I just DON'T watch TV, except for old movies and a few reruns of shows made when the world still appeared to have a grip on sanity.

It isn't the immorality that bothers me as much as the coarseness and cheap display of gross, inelegant, unsophisticated, utterly witless claptrap.

Well, as Oscar Wilde -- no stranger to immorality, himself, but Oh what a marvelous creator of memorably stylish prose! -- said, "WHATEVER IS POPULAR IS WRONG."

It's a marvel Her Majesty wasn't caught picking her nose and ingesting the harvest so tedious must this paltry event have been for one of her age and exalted station. I call her a darned good sport just for showing up. If I'd been in her shoes, I wouldn't have bothered.

~ FreeThinke

FreeThinke said...


Normally, I would agree with you, but I have been strongly advised on numerous occasions to "herald" the arrival of Wit Humor, Satire or Sarcasm" or at the very least to label it with a "flag" of some sort at the end.

SO, I'm trying my best to cooperate.

Proof once again that no matter what you're damned if you do, and damned if you don't. ;-)

You'd be amazed how often people take remarks intended to be comical very seriously. Feelings get hurt when that's not intended, so I will continue to put "warning labels" on my stuff when it seems to be called for.

FYI: I'm not a great fan of Dave Barry. Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Joyce Grenfell, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Imogene Coca, and the like are much more my style.

I'm a living antique and don't mind it a bit. I humbly thank God each day for the past.

Best regards,

~ FT

Paul said...

Same to you fuck head

Anonymous said...

"nto feckless liberal scum undeserving of their proud history and fine traditions..."

They have a new tradition Sam..."Hail Britianistan".

Am waiting for drawn and quartering to be resurrected by scimitar below the Tower of London.

Z said..., that is NOT Mrs. Obama!
Louis, I usually agree with you, but FT and I have a conversation going about how sometimes humor and ALMOST ALL THE TIME, sarcasm, are difficult to pick up in comments and emails so that's why he mentioned it. I think!

Ed, brilliant comment...absolutely brilliant.
And yes, as I said somewhere above, ALL THE NETWORKS here (and the Brits were obviously aware of their own problems as there were many articles about this huge problem) were talking about how disconcerting the security problem at the Olympics was!

But, let Romney say it in Liberal-joke England and HELL TO PAY.

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Anonymous said...

"What lying ____ you are.."

There's about three guys here who would love to get their hands on you...little Bama scumbag and consumate JO.

But since you're a little cellar rat in Alabama...I'm sure you'll stay there in your Spider Man jammies. clutching your chicken and painting your hair red while Poking your sister.

Z said...'s not worth it..
there were no lies; just misspellings, bad grammar, and really ugly comments from the little guy here.

But, Life is good here in LA, the weather is GORGEOUS< ocean is beautiful and I start a GREAT JOB Monday, so...... :-)

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile the Oh so "tolerant" disgusting "progressive" morons keep getting press on issues like this...In freaking Bean Town, no long ago. And not just for queers.

"Meanwhile, fellow mayor Tom Menino announced that Chick-fil-A would not be opening in his burg anytime soon. “If they need licenses in the city, it will be very difficult,” said His Honor.

If you’ve just wandered in in the middle of the column, this guy Menino isn’t the mayor of Soviet Novosibirsk or Kampong Cham under the Khmer Rouge, but of Boston, Massachusetts.

Nevertheless, he shares the commissars’ view that in order to operate even a modest and politically inconsequential business it is necessary to demonstrate that one is in full ideological compliance with party orthodoxy. “There is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail,” Mayor Menino thundered in his letter to Mr. Cathy, “and no place for your company alongside it.” No, sir.

On Boston’s Freedom Trail, you’re free to march in ideological lockstep with the city authorities — or else. Hard as it is to believe, there was a time when Massachusetts was a beacon of liberty: the shot heard round the world, and all that.

Now it fires Bureau of Compliance permit-rejection letters round the world.

Mayor Menino subsequently backed down and claimed the severed rooster’s head left in Mr. Cathy’s bed was all just a misunderstanding. Yet, when it comes to fighting homophobia on Boston’s Freedom Trail, His Honor is highly selective.

As the Boston Herald’s Michael Graham pointed out, Menino is happy to hand out municipal licenses to groups whose most prominent figures call for gays to be put to death.

The mayor couldn’t have been more accommodating (including giving them $1.8 million of municipal land) of the new mosque of the Islamic Society of Boston, whose IRS returns listed as one of their seven trustees Yusuf al-Qaradawi.

Like President Obama, Imam Qaradawi’s position on gays is in a state of “evolution”: He can’t decide whether to burn them or toss ’em off a cliff. “Some say we should throw them from a high place,” he told Al Jazeera. “Some say we should burn them, and so on. There is disagreement. . . .

The important thing is to treat this act as a crime.” Unlike the deplorable Mr. Cathy, Imam Qaradawi is admirably open-minded: There are so many ways to kill homosexuals, why restrict yourself to just one?

In Mayor Menino’s Boston, if you take the same view of marriage as President Obama did from 2009 to 2012, he’ll run your homophobic ass out of town. But, if you want to toss those godless sodomites off the John Hancock Tower, he’ll officiate at your ribbon-cutting ceremony."

Seems like this IIIIIItalian - Un American once worked for the Gambinos or Sopranos.

Paul said...

Of course there is nothing more despicable than someone who quotes what was already posted on the same post, then delete the actual comment and then supposedly quote the same comment.
Now that's factual honesty. Like a sniveling rat spreading the plague.

Ducky's here said...

FYI: I'm not a great fan of Dave Barry. Oscar Wilde, Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, Beatrice Lillie, Joyce Grenfell, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Imogene Coca, and the like are much more my style.

Freethinker, I would have pegged you as a fan of Marion Barry.

Ducky's here said...

Oh, tie a can on it Imper.

If you've been following the story you'd know that Menino backed off when he came under criticism from both the left and the right. If you know of a left wing publication or podcast or other news source which supported him, let me know.

Meanwhile you sound like a pewling little kid, like z complaining that the press reported Mittens being a dope in London.

Elmers Brother said...

Mr. Ducky - typical leftist - comes along and tells everyone they don't like to STFU!

No surprise there

viburnum said...

Imp: "There's about three guys here who would love to get their hands on you..."

Four, and counting.

Z said...

Ducky, facts don't ever seem to bother you but, listen closely...

The Brit press was up at arms when the security problems emerged two weeks ago, too. They were harder on the Olympics there than Romney's innocuous "Disconcerted" comment.

I know you're enjoying your little lying game, but facts are facts.

Unknown said...

Steve, help us to understand who you are. Do you have a high school diploma? Have you attended any college outside prison, excluding Barber College? I’m asking because most of the people who comment here have academic degrees, and some have advanced degrees. There are pilots here, and doctors, some nurses, teachers, lawyers, police officers, business professionals, and former military professionals. Sometimes, we disagree with one another; we exchange ideas … but none of us is so crass, so small, so mindless, and as utterly loathsome as you are. There must be a reason for this, beyond incest. So come on Steve … share. Tell us who you really are and why you call your Mom, Sis …

Z said...

Funny that the Brit press didn't react to America's worries about security at the Olympics before ROmney said what he said.

And, by the way, the quotes are nonexistent in the media..just "GAFFE" It took a while to find "DISCONCERTED"...I heard a columnist say that on TV today, that he'd Googled for a very long time and nobody carried Romney's quote.

the leftwing media is truly astonishingly dishonest.

Z said...

Jack! I got an email an hour ago from a reader asking if Steve's parents were his brother and sister and then you write this? :-)
Welcome to geeeeZ!!
stick around...and thanks for being another who acknowledges how truly loathsome poor Steve truly is.

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile you sound like a pewling little kid..."

No have me confused with your racist, bigot mayor.

viburnum said...

I saw the video of what he said on ABC news the other night and thought it was totally innocuous. He was speaking as a former Olympics organizer, and was partly addressing the same security concerns that led the Brits to add 3600 troops at the last minute.

Here's the clip via the BBC

Something wrong with that?

Anonymous said...

Jack Whyte..

Oh man...5 and counting...Priceless.

christian soldier said...

Z-I see what you mean--

As to the MSM- it has been getting away with its Alinsky - like tactics for a very long time because it was the 'only game in town'--now we have the blogs - FOX - and et al--to counter the deflections and lies---


98ZJUSMC said...

Z said...
Ducky, facts don't ever seem to bother you but, listen closely...


I know you're enjoying your little lying game, but facts are facts.

Does seems to get some sort of weird thrill from it.

Anyway, as soon as I saw the pastoral setting and the top hats, I knew exactly which way that crapfest was going. Told the significant others' Uncle: "Wait for the anti-Industrial Revo-..." I didn't even get to finish the sentence before the smokestacks started rising up. These people are soooo predictable.

Heh.....the 82nd Mary Poppins Brigade, Air-Assaulting kids in beds. *groan*

The facepalming was epic.

I couldn't stand anymore, so I took the cooler outside and proceeded to power drink, gazing at the pastoral setting of my lakefront at twilight. It helps one forget that liberals even exist.

98ZJUSMC said...

that Menino backed off when he came under criticism from both the left and the right.

To a preening narcissist, that makes everything completely cool.

Surprise, surprise....etc, etc.

Silverfiddle said...

I think little Stevie has issues with women. He's a nasty little democrat, isn't he?

Z said...

SF..he's a 'nasty little' everything, sadly.
Yes, it feels to me like liberals have issues with women and homosexuality...championing gays but then pejoratively calling people gay if they don't like the person's politics...
Calling women names that the left hasn't QUITE made as popular as the rest of their scummy agenda..yet.

viburnum said...

Imp: "... a little cellar rat in Alabama..."

Oh that's too easy to pass up. ;-)

Z said...

Viburnum, those lyrics are just PERFECT for this situation here :-)
Thanks...super song, too.

I have gone on and on about the Travis book in several posts and never seen you around to commiserate with me..did you see where Bob Smiley left me a comment!?

I swear, that book was FABULOUS and I'm hoping everybody from my blog who said they'd ordered it will be getting it this coming week.

I laughed and were right :-)

viburnum said...

Z: "...did you see where Bob Smiley left me a comment!?"

No. Which post? I was on vacation at the beginning of the month and have been busy trying to catch up on all the things that didn't get done while I was away.

Cool that Bob stopped by. When's the sequel? Travis needs to run for President!

viburnum said...

Or Bob does.

Pris said...

Well little Stevie,
I guess by now you realize that this blog welcomes real men. Too bad you're not!