There are many reason why I don’t watch the Olympics anymore. One of them is sheer boredom.
After the 1980 Olympic Hockey team and “The Miracle on Ice” is there anything better?
Remember when I said, repeatedly, that to The Left EVERYTHING is political? That if the butter their toast on one side and it fell on the floor they’d come up with some political motivation for it and how it landed?
Well…Here is the latest one.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in US History is not “diverse” enough to represent America at the Opening Ceremonies by being the flag bearer!
No, they want a hajib wearing Muslim Female as the new standard for American “diversity”.
I wonder if she’s a Lesbian too? 🙂
IJR: Before the 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off in Brazil, CNN host W. Kamau Bell made a request to world famous Olympian Michael Phelps.
Bell, who hosts a show called “United Shades of America,” told Phelps that he should let someone else carry the American flag.
Any shade but White I bet… 🙂
In an editorial for CNN, Bell revealed who he thinks should have the honor instead:
It would be a historical moment and send a message to young Muslim girls about inclusion.
“What I’m trying to say is that as far as America is concerned, you are a golden boy … literally. You getting the opportunity to carry the flag is like Michael Jordan getting a free pair of Nike sneakers.You are both the living embodiment of the “honor” you are getting.
To put it another way, in the Make-Your-Own-Ice-Cream-Sundae-Bar of life, your sundae is lousy with hot fudge, butterscotch, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles, extra scoops of ice cream, and so many Maraschino cherries that 5-year-old kids with mouthfuls of Maraschino cherries yell as you pass by, “THAT’S TOO MANY CHERRIES!”
And that’s why I would be proud of you for giving up your position to Ibtihaj Muhammad. Muhammad carrying the flag would be much bigger than your one moment.
It would be a symbol for our country in this moment when we are mostly known for one of the most contentious, controversial, scandal-ridden, hateful, xenophobic, jingoistic, and just generally unlikeable presidential elections in recent memory. This is at a time when we could use some more symbols of unity and togetherness.”
In a day of fencing upsets, Hungary’s Emese Szasz rallied to win the gold medal in women’s epee Saturday at the Carioca Arena 3.
Szasz, ranked seventh in the world, stunned two-time world champion Rossella Fiamingo of Italy 15-13 after trailing by as many as four points — a remarkable rally for the sport.
“I believed in myself and my fencing, and I did it,” Szasz said.
China’s Yiwen Sun won bronze, beating Lauren Rembi of France 15-13 on a stab with 37 seconds to go.
But at least she get’s her 15 minutes of Liberal fame. After all “The First…(Insert ‘Diversity’ Here)” always matters to the Leftists more than anything…