FANCY BRAZIL LECTURING US ON CONSERVATION
... how's the Amazon clear felling going boys?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Ban Ki-moon, with a grin from ear to ear, sat in a seat for the privileged while watching a politicised opening ceremony in Rio that presented a case for global warming with a litany of repeated Al Gore lies.
The Olympics was the one sporting icon remaining that hadn’t been infiltrated by the socialist Green Left. Now the Olympics has been degraded by the very host nation that clear fells the Amazon rain forests while the global warming hoax is being resuscitated on the world stage.
The Left could have left the Olympics alone because it has been the Olympics itself that has stuffed the Olympics with a bunch of butch chicks trying to play rugby and professional games like tennis and golf that no-one turns up to play. Why? Because the Olympics was once the exclusive domain of amateur sportsmen and women.
It was seen as unfair for an amateur to have to compete against a professional.
This all changed with television and after IOC chiefs realised the TV ratings and the amount of money that could be made when a nation’s professional sporting darlings could be pitted against the best in the world. But golf, rugby and hockey?
Why not Aussie Rules... we’d be a good chance at a medal there,
because no other bloody country plays it!
But has the whole boring farce gone too far when the next games will include, of all things, surfing? They must be kidding! What’s next, a masturbating competition? They have already got races for people with one leg in the Paralympics, which only relatives and the odd neighbour watch with teary eyes.
Bloody hell, I mean of course we all feel for those who are handicapped, but I’ll be damned if I’ll watch a piano playing competition for people with no fingers.
It’s the “inclusive” thing that the Lefty socialists promote... why should only able-bodied people be able to play able-bodied sports? It’s just not fair is it?
Ban ki-moon and Vlad Putin in happier times at the Sochi Winter Games
There’s a little boy who lives around the corner from me who is up at daybreak each morning to train with his swimming coach for three hours in freezing water, he does the same after school. I’ve watched him and he swims like a fish! But he only has one arm and he’s not prepared to compete only against other one-armed kids.
He might have to train ten times harder than other kids with two arms but he beats them every time anyway, with fitness, persistence and his peculiarly adapted skill. He’s a ripper of a little kid who never gives up maximising what he was born with.
Has professionalism ruined the Olympics? Well, it’s gone close, because how the hell can anyone be interested in watching a bunch of golfers fight over a gold medal when the best golfers couldn’t be bothered turning up?
Same with tennis---- who bloody cares who the Williams sisters beat? They get no prize money, so it’s just a private indulgence to see who gets what coloured medal on their dressing table. Who bloody cares? They do that each weekend anyway for millions when there is no Olympics!
Jim Thorpe, perhaps America's finest athlete of all time, had all his gold medals in the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics stripped from him, and his achievements nullified, because they discovered he had once accepted a small amount of money for playing semi-pro baseball during his college years. It broke his heart.
Thus was the determination to keep the Olympics for amateurs only. The medals were thoughtfully reinstated to Thorpe in 1983, only after he had been dead for decades.
The Greeks were enamoured with able-bodied young men for a range of reasons, so chucking spears and shots plus throwing the difficult discus and a level of accuracy with bows and arrows and sprints and marathons that were used to sort the most desirable athletes from the rest. And wrestling was huge as clothes were forbidden.
It’s a pity they didn’t have sheilas playing beach volley ball back then... they might easily have lost interest in the young nubile lads.
But sheilas playing rugby? Hmmm, most of the players I’ve seen have a leak standing up and that sheila called Charlotte Caslick should really consider changing her name! Or maybe she hasn’t bothered looking it up yet.
I’ll watch the athletics but the rest is a bit of a bore once the swimming is finished. And Channel 7 keeps telling me we are leading the medal count. Hmmmm, that takes some strange arithmetic.
Tonight could be okay as I will be dodging Q&A.