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OMG So Far I Think This Olympic Opening Ceremony Sucks! (vanity)
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Posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT by MacMattico

The best part, which I think wasn't intended, was when they praised the NHS and then showed the little kids in their hospital beds and all the evil characters of British literature showed up! Says a lot about NHS! Mary Poppins had to save them-- a fantasy!


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; vanity
The Chinese did better. Sad state of the world today.
1 posted on 07/27/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

Worst I can recall seeing!


2 posted on 07/27/2012 6:18:51 PM PDT by Thom Pain (U.S. Constitution is a CONTRACT!)
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To: MacMattico

I agree. This is stupid.


3 posted on 07/27/2012 6:18:56 PM PDT by kempster
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To: MacMattico

The Chinese did great. I could not believe how bad this was. I hope the games are better.


4 posted on 07/27/2012 6:20:13 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Who would have thought the British would celebrate Communism even more than the ChiComs?


5 posted on 07/27/2012 6:21:36 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: MacMattico

I turned it on hoping to enjoy it and had to switch the channel. Too long and too boring.


6 posted on 07/27/2012 6:21:58 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

You didn’t miss much!


7 posted on 07/27/2012 6:28:43 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

Don’t forget to hit the tip jar for the vanity. :)

I got some time before it’s on here, so I’ll set the DVR and watch it when I’m about to go to sleep. If it’s as bad as I think, I should have a new program to fall asleep to any time I want.


8 posted on 07/27/2012 6:30:16 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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The same NHS where if you are sick and in the hospital they ignore patients requests for water and they die!


9 posted on 07/27/2012 6:33:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: MacMattico

tons of kids jumping on institutional beds. No parents.
Cruella De Ville, Voldemort, Captain Hook, and those black hooded thingies chase the kiddies around.

Mary Poppins scares the NHS monsters away.

A big giant baby flutters.

hoooo boy.


10 posted on 07/27/2012 6:33:40 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: MacMattico

Have we dipped the U.S. Flag to anyone yet??

No Cable (best decision on the year) and wouldn’t be watching it anyways.


11 posted on 07/27/2012 6:36:40 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: MacMattico

I’m trying to think of a word to describe this whole “Bedlam” opening fiasco....

..Something between “bizarre” and “stupid”... perhaps with a dash of “macabre” and a pinch of “grotesque”.

...Any suggestions out there?

Can you imagine what it would have looked like if Obungo had secured the Olympics for Chicago?

Does anyone even want to try?


12 posted on 07/27/2012 6:36:53 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Delta 21

I agree—the whole thing was a celebration of socialism.


13 posted on 07/27/2012 6:38:24 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: MacMattico

A tribute to their socialized healthcare system and an homage to 0bamacare WTF!

And to the theme song of “The Exorcist”?


14 posted on 07/27/2012 6:48:27 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ( 'If you've got a business you didn't build that, somebody else made it happen' 0bama 2012)
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To: George Varnum

This was some of the weirdest sh*t I’ve ever seen.


15 posted on 07/27/2012 6:57:01 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: MacMattico

I really did want to see a pageant of British History like the Greeks and Chinese did. It goes back 2000 years!

Virtually nothing from Stonehenge to 1820.

Some of the pop culture stuff was fun, but it was almost the whole thing.


16 posted on 07/27/2012 6:59:10 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: MacMattico

In my time zone it will start in about half an hour, I think I’ll stop the recording and watch a movie instead.

Maybe I can find a DVD copy of the Australian Olympics, best one ever.


17 posted on 07/27/2012 7:05:07 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: MacMattico
Sorry Brits, but this SUCKS...ROYALLY! The Chinese Olympics were absolutely Spectacular!!
18 posted on 07/27/2012 7:14:41 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: MacMattico

Sadly, probably the worse opening ceremonies ever. The Communist Chinese must be proud of this British production.


19 posted on 07/27/2012 7:16:40 PM PDT by cblue55 (The only truly hopeful future for America will be the defeat of Obama on November 6.)
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To: MacMattico

The tribute to technology with June and Kenny..or whomever they were..was simply awful.


20 posted on 07/27/2012 7:28:40 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: MacMattico

The athletes are coming in now and apparently the queen picks at her nails and pays no attention when the Brits march in. Uh oh.


21 posted on 07/27/2012 7:30:00 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: MacMattico

It was a mess!


22 posted on 07/27/2012 7:37:17 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: MacMattico
Would anyone happen to know the name of the hymn sung by the children from Wales in the opening? I vaguely recognized the lyrics but couldn't place the name. The sound quality from NBC was awful.

"Jerusalem" I know by heart. It is the English equivalent of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I was wondering if they would play it in the opening ceremonies. It was heartening to see it given such a prominent place.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

23 posted on 07/27/2012 8:03:56 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: MacMattico
I live in the Pacific Northwest so we are just beginning to see the opening ceremony.

There is no way they could compete with the Chinese modern technology.

I think giving a history of England is interesting, but I can't say I cared for the music when they were forging steel. I think it is good for this generation to learn something of history as THEY DON'T KNOW IT.

24 posted on 07/27/2012 8:22:03 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: MacMattico

I don’t like the torch either! To low, and “How many Brits does it take to light an Olympic torch?”


25 posted on 07/27/2012 8:57:47 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico
I concur. This was not even in the same league as the Chinese. Even by a British standard - it sucked.

Damn leftist HAD to make it political... oh well.

And the sodimite torch barer kissing the other sodimite. Yeah, thank God the next games are in Rio and not Chicago. One could only imagine...

26 posted on 07/27/2012 9:00:55 PM PDT by jimjohn
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To: MacMattico

I change my mind. After an hour and half it hasn’t gotten better. I thought it might tell a good history, but it is Boring!


27 posted on 07/27/2012 9:05:23 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: Spunky

I would have been fine with the history of England, but it was about 5 seconds worth of history, 3 hours of miss matched sequences of nothing with a lit bit of good music thrown in.


28 posted on 07/27/2012 9:11:24 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

So wrong to see big Ralph Lauren logos on USA jackets and no visible flag anywhere. Perhaps they were wanting to look like NASCAR drivers.


29 posted on 07/27/2012 9:19:23 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: patriot08

It was so boring I was forced to watch reruns of Next Top Model.


30 posted on 07/27/2012 9:21:48 PM PDT by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: MacMattico

For me the starting bit up to and including where they forged the ring then flew in the other 4 was awesome. The it just got plain weird with the NHS bit (It would be like the USA honoring Medicare just weird and no context with the event.)

The bit with the teens and the internet was jerky and felt contrived. Then it just sorta stopped. Very weird but I loved the “Rings” part and the switch from the agrarian Society to the Industrial Revolution that was cool.


31 posted on 07/27/2012 9:27:56 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: MacMattico
The best part, which I think wasn't intended, was when they praised the NHS and then showed the little kids in their hospital beds and all the evil characters of British literature showed up!

Imagine, the majority of the little boys were named Mohammad.

32 posted on 07/27/2012 9:55:41 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: MacMattico

I suffered through it all. It was midnight here in the Pacific Northwest when it was finally over. I did think the lighting of the torch was unique.


33 posted on 07/28/2012 12:09:26 AM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: MacMattico

My DVR jump and fast forward buttons are getting a “Royal” workout.

I liked the ring casting part too, most of the rest was like others have said, weird.

But I can say in honesty I would rather see this than Obamas version.


34 posted on 07/28/2012 12:29:41 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Scotswife

Pretty much what I saw.


35 posted on 07/28/2012 12:33:30 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: LonePalm

I think it was “Guide me, O Thou Great Redeemer”

(Sung to the tune “Cwm Rhondda”)

Guide me, O thou great Redeemer,
Pilgrim through this barren land;
I am weak, but thou art mighty;
Hold me with thy powerful hand:
Bread of heaven, bread of heaven
Feed me till I want no more.
Feed me till I want no more.

Open thou the crystal fountain
Whence the healing stream shall flow;
Let the fiery, cloudy pillar
Lead me all my journey through:
Strong deliverer, strong deliverer
Be thou still my strength and shield.
Be thou still my strength and shield.

When I tread the verge of Jordan,
Bid my anxious fears subside;
Death of death, and hell’s destruction,
Land me safe on Canaan’s side:
Songs of praises, songs of praises
I will ever give to thee.
I will ever give to thee.

Great hymn. I’d also have liked them to sing “Men of Harlech”.


36 posted on 07/28/2012 3:00:10 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: George Varnum
Can you imagine what it would have looked like if Obungo had secured the Olympics for Chicago?

The Chicago mob dancers machine gunning prohibitionists.

The Holder's People drive by chorus line shooting Holder's People.

Illinois Nazis attempting to kill the Blues Brothers.

The Holder's People Can-Can dancers throwing welfare money into the audience.

Hamburglar killing Mayor McCheese.

Rahm Emmanuel tutu dancers fighting with Richard Daley swan lakers

Barack and Moochie Obama descending on a zip line to stop all the fighting to bring peace and happiness

The End.

37 posted on 07/28/2012 7:21:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Sounds like you’ve got the makings of a hit viral YouTube video there hattend! I like it - a lot like what I was imagining BTW.

I might consider the grand entrance of the First Black Couple emulating the British show with the Para-Queen...

...Only they would have to put Mamma MOO-Chelle out of the back of a C-130 with a cargo chute, strapped to a pallet.

The landing might have been a little rough.

We might have expected some part of the gala dedicated to the glory of islam, too, and I would not be looking for a kid’s choir singing “Lead Us On O Great Jehovah” like they surprisingly did for the Brit show... about the only bright spot in an otherwise swirling theatrical nightmare AFAICT.


38 posted on 07/28/2012 8:01:03 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: Delta 21

This was broadcast over the NBC Television Network by it’s affiliates, one of which you could no doubt pick up over the air. If you wanted.


39 posted on 07/28/2012 8:05:58 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: LonePalm

Re your 23 - look up “Lead Us On O Great Jehovah” on You Tube and see if it sounds familiar. Great old 19th Century Classic.

We used to sing it in Church when I was a kid and I knew it so well i didn’t have to look at the hymnal - now all they do is “P&W off the wall” (overhead projector - hymnals all discarded or in storage somewhere).

I hardly ever go to Church any more.


40 posted on 07/28/2012 8:07:51 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: txrefugee

Re yoour 29-

I was personally offended to see “our” team come on out of step, like a disoriented herd of sheep, wearing FRENCH berets made in Communist CHINA!

Apparently STETSON has been black listed by the UN PC Nazis.

I’d rather see them in red LIBERTY Caps, although very few subjects even know what those are any more.
Colonial tricorns with white cockades might have been offensive to the Crown I suppose.

If we had an AMERICAN administration with any nads the old yellow Gadsden would have been flown along side Old Glory.


41 posted on 07/28/2012 8:16:09 AM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum
That's the one. Thank you.

"Guide Us, O Thou Great Jehovah" written in 1745 by William Williams. It was originally written in Welsh. This would explain why it was used at the beginning of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

42 posted on 07/28/2012 8:28:54 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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