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An Olympic Event: Live Coverage (Chicago's presentation: Fri-1:45am central time)
ABC/Chicago ^ | 10-1-09

Posted on 10/01/2009 10:22:17 PM PDT by STARWISE

Watch live coverage from Copenhagen starting at 1:45 a.m. Friday as Chicago and the other bid cities present.

Chicago will be the first to present to the International Olympic Committee on Friday. Watch that live on-air on Channel 7 and online on ABC7Chicago.com, starting at approximately 1:45 a.m.

ABC7Chicago.com will also carry presentations of the other three bid cities, Tokyo, Rio and Madrid.

Online coverage will also include live video of the gatherings in Chicago and other cities around the world.

Starting at 4:30 a.m., watch Channel 7 for an expanded ABC7 News This Morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


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Updates continue throughout the day and ABC7 will begin broadcasting continuous coverage again at 10 a.m.

The IOC is expected to announce the winner at 11:30 a.m. Chicago time.

Watch LIVE on ABC7Chicago.com.

Times are approximate(CST)

ABC7's Ben Bradley will report live from Copenhagen starting Tuesday. Read about his journey in his blog, Going for the Games.

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Don't know if his majesty will be participating in the official presentation. The IOC sure doesn't deliberate very long after the presentations before making such a momentous decision.


1 posted on 10/01/2009 10:22:18 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...

~~Ping ..


2 posted on 10/01/2009 10:23:18 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

LOL Yea, by then the votes are already bought and sold....

That being said, if Chicago loses out I am gonna laugh my ass off all day long! The world will have told Obama to go shove it. lol!


3 posted on 10/01/2009 10:27:41 PM PDT by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: STARWISE

I’m up and will be watching. I live in suburb of Chicago, so will have Channel 7 (ABC) on.


4 posted on 10/01/2009 10:28:48 PM PDT by flaglady47 (A post a day keeps the lefties away.)
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To: flaglady47

Yeah..watch this crap. There is nothing else of importance going on. The world is at peace and Zero is presenting to help out cronies in Chitown.
Hold mah calls..


5 posted on 10/01/2009 10:31:09 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: STARWISE
CATCH THE SPIRIT, CHICAGO!!!


6 posted on 10/01/2009 10:40:23 PM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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To: STARWISE
Just saw a PSA on the Chicago live feed for how dangerous the wind is (how to wind-proof your home). Yet another reason (besides non-stop murder, mayhem and corruption) why Chicago is such a lousy choice for the Olympics. There will be record after record negated by wind readings above the maximum level allowed.

Examples: Olympics: Barcelona '92: Wind denies records

7 posted on 10/01/2009 10:46:43 PM PDT by montag813 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. -George Orwell)
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Brazilian sailor Isabel Swan, Daniel Dias, soccer legend Pele, swimmer Cesar Cielo and former basketball player Janeth Arcain, from left, pose for the media after a press conference of the Rio de Janeiro bid team in Copenhagen, Wednesday

Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia alight their plane as they arrive at Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009. The Spanish Royals have joined the Madrid 2016 bid team.


8 posted on 10/01/2009 10:48:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: montag813

LMAO !!!!

That’s SO wrong but SO funny !!!


9 posted on 10/01/2009 10:53:12 PM PDT by Busta Rhymes
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the thread & link!!

BTTT !!!

No BO Go Rio !!


10 posted on 10/01/2009 11:00:32 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: All

No Games Chicago

http://nogames.wordpress.com/

Video #3 - Update From Copenhagen (they made contact with some members of the communications team of the IOC)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T98rYTWBcr8&feature=player_embedded

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Chicago Fact Sheet from No Games Chicago

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CITY OF CHICAGO: FACT SHEET

For more information visit http://www.nogameschicago.com.

CITY OF CHICAGO BUDGET CRISIS

“If the economy continues to tank, the city budget could fall $200 million short by year’s end, the mayor’s top aide said today... A quarter of the way through the budget year, City Hall is short about $33 million, even after $31 million in costcutting, Chief of Staff Paul Volpe said…‘It could be upwards of $200 million (by the end of the year) just based on these first two months and how we closed out the final quarter of last year,’ he said, noting that income, sales and real estate transfer taxes all were well below projections.”

Source: “Bad budget news, no Mayor Daley-—must be Friday.” Chicago Tribune. March 6, 2009.

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2009/03/chicago-daley-budget-33-million-short-city-hall.html

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CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY BUDGET CRISIS

“The Chicago Transit Authority is warning once again of service cuts and rate hikes, but the agency says they will only happen as a last resort… The transit agency is now facing a $155 million budget deficit, which they will plug in part with internal cuts…But if there is still a shortfall after that, the CTA may be forced to reduce service and increase fares.“

Source: “CTA: Service Cuts, Fare Hikes A Last Resort.” CBS2chicago.com. March 12, 2009.

http://cbs2chicago.com/local/cta.possible.cuts.2.957157.html

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CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET CRISIS

“District leaders say between now and June they will lay out a series of steps to close the budget. They have some ideas, but nothing is firm just yet. They did say they would like more money from the state, and they did say there would be trimming… ‘The projected $475 million budget deficit that Mr. Huberman has outlined today is very real, and very serious,’ said Board of Education President Michael Scott.”

Source: “Schools Buget Crisis: $475 Million Deficit.”

CBS2chicago.com. March 11, 2009.
http://cbs2chicago.com/local/Schools.Budget.Crisis.2.956651.html

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STATE OF ILLINOIS BUDGET CRISIS

“Gov. Pat Quinn is asking lawmakers to significantly hike the state’s income tax as Illinois grapples with what he calls the ‘greatest crisis of modern times’…The tax increase is necessary to close a $11.5 billion deficit and part of a broader plan to reform state government, Quinn told the General Assembly on Wednesday…He said Illinois also needs to limit government spending, overhaul state pension systems, repair crumbling roads and bridges and fight public corruption.

‘To be direct and honest: Our state is facing its greatest crisis of modern times,’ Quinn told lawmakers in formally
presenting his budget. ‘Pass this budget and let’s begin a new era of reform, responsibility and recovery.’”
Source: “Ill. Gov faces ‘greatest crisis of modern times.’” Associated Press. March 19, 2009.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hSrlMqeKIfn0i0igHJ17UPL4vjyAD9718J882

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CORRUPTION

“Mayor Daley is apologizing for corruption in his administration. He is reacting to the conviction of former Streets and Sanitation commissioner Al Sanchez, who was found guilty of trading city jobs for political favors Monday… Sanchez is the highest-ranking former city official to be convicted in the federal investigation into city hiring…

It wasn’t the first time Daley had faced such a situation. Donald Tomczak, his former deputy water commissioner — convicted in the Hired Truck scandal — was also accused of running a pro-Daley political army. And Robert Sorich, the mayor’s former intergovernmental affairs director, is still in prison for a patronage scandal…

In the Sanchez conviction, as in the others, the mayor would not say he knew anything. Former city clerk Jim Laski, a one-time Daley ally who did prison time in his own
corruption case, told ABC7’s Karen Jordan not to believe the mayor for a minute.”

Source: “Daley ‘sorry’ about hiring abuses.” ABC7 Chicago.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/politics&id=6725671

“If it isn’t the most corrupt state in the United States, it’s certainly one hell of a competitor,” [Robert] Grant said. “Even the most cynical agents in our office were shocked.”

FBI Special Agent Robert Grant commenting on Illinois politics after the arrest of then Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Source: “Fitzgerald: ‘New low’ in Illinois politics.”

Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2008

**

CONSTRUCTION BOONDOGGLES

In Chicago, civic construction delays and cost overruns are legendary. Millennium Park, the city’s newest jewel downtown, came in four years behind schedule and three times over budget. In July of 2009, city officials finally admitted that a massive plan to revamp the Chicago Housing Authority originally slated to be finished by 2010 won’t be completed until 2015.

In June of 2008, construction was halted on a “super-station” for planned express trains between Chicago-area airports and the Loop business district, with the Chicago Tribune reporting,

“A combined $213 million has been spent on the project, yet there is not much more than a massive hole in the ground to show for it.” Completing the station would cost an
additional $100 million. There are no plans to do so, other than the mayor’s assurance that the train lines will be open in time for the Olympics.


11 posted on 10/01/2009 11:03:16 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE
I would LOVE to see the Obamas made to look like fools by the Olympics going to another city. However, I have a feeling the “fix is in” and the Oprah/Soros crowd has bought off enough votes to ensure that Chicago wins and they are allowing Obama to swoop in and take credit to boost his public opinion as it's starting to sag. Expect the MSM to sing the praises of Obama to high heavens when Chicago is chosen, they will probably even produce a “confidential” source who says that Obama personally made the difference between Chicago and Rio.
12 posted on 10/01/2009 11:04:01 PM PDT by apillar
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To: STARWISE

Oprah looks Beastly without the flattering lighting they use on her TV set./cattiness


13 posted on 10/01/2009 11:04:39 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: montag813; Velveeta; retrokitten

WOW .. how tragically, graphically so.


14 posted on 10/01/2009 11:04:55 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

This is a keeper!


15 posted on 10/01/2009 11:07:21 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: bushwon; All

FNC just interrupting Glenn’s replay for THE arrival
of him.


16 posted on 10/01/2009 11:08:44 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

This is the third time in a week Obama has pre-empted Glenn Beck! ROAR!


17 posted on 10/01/2009 11:08:45 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts; rockabyebaby

This is the third time in a week Obama has pre-empted Glenn Beck! ROAR!

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You’re RIGHT!!!!! It’s an O-spiracy!


18 posted on 10/01/2009 11:09:59 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

Watching it—is there a day when the guy is not traveling or talking on tv?


19 posted on 10/01/2009 11:10:33 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: STARWISE
Great. So, I'm going to miss Red Eye because of this big-eared prickly pear?
20 posted on 10/01/2009 11:13:31 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: STARWISE

Too weird how Obama’s arrival interrupted Glenn talking about corrupt politics in Chicago and the Olympics.


21 posted on 10/01/2009 11:13:38 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: bushwon; All

Another possible live ABC link

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/livenow?id=7042709

Don’t know which is for what.

This is the first one posted, running AccuWeather now:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/livenow?id=7042755


22 posted on 10/01/2009 11:13:43 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

Pinglet!


23 posted on 10/01/2009 11:17:50 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks—I live in Chicago area, so it has been Olympics, Oprah,Daley, Michelle, and now bama 24/7 for the past week. Ugh.

Sadly, I would have been happy to have the Games here in US if it wasn’t a vehicle for political payback on part of Daley et al. The more the politicians are involved, the more apparent it becomes that this has nothing to do with sports, athletes, or world competition and everything to do with money and power.


24 posted on 10/01/2009 11:18:00 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: bushwon

No, he won’t get out of our face!


25 posted on 10/01/2009 11:18:37 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: All

NO GAMES CHICAGO

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No Games Chicago has sent the same team who went to Switzerland In June to meet with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Copenhagen to do it again.

We arrive in Copenhagen!

Our purpose then and now is to take a simple message to the members of the IOC – the people of Chicago do not want the 2016 Olympics. 84% of them, according to a recent poll conducted by the Chicago Tribune.

45% don’t want the games under any circumstances and 84% don’t want public funds used for the party. Since the city has already spent or committed over $240 million for the games (see our tally below), that threshold has already been crossed.

Hence 84% of the people of Chicago oppose the bringing of the 2016 Olympics to Chicago, That’s a big number, too big to be ignored.

We didn’t come on a chartered jet and we’re not wearing clothes designed by the First Lady’s dress maker. No TV crews saw us off and none will welcome us back. We did grassroots fund raising up the last moment to pay for the trip.

When we went to Switzerland in June we took 100 copies of our “Book of Evidence” (download your very own copy – 12MB PDF file) that laid out our arguments as to why Chicago would not be an ideal host for the 2016 Olypics. Each of these arguments has been strengthened by developments since then.

We’re well armed with new evidence.

Will the arrival of President Obama blind them to the defects in Chicago’s bid and the angry mood of the people who feel abandoned by their government?

Will the press continue to fawn over the bid team and repeat their spin as gospel?

Stand by for further details.

Coverage of the delegation

* Chicago Sun-Times
* New York Times
* AFP French Television

http://nogames.wordpress.com/copenhagen/


26 posted on 10/01/2009 11:20:58 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Oldexpat

“Yeah..watch this crap. There is nothing else of importance going on. The world is at peace and Zero is presenting to help out cronies in Chitown.
Hold mah calls..”

Some of us are capable of chewing gum and rubbing our tummy at the same time. Hold your enemies closer. I want to hear their rap.


27 posted on 10/01/2009 11:29:19 PM PDT by flaglady47 (A post a day keeps the lefties away.)
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To: hoosiermama; All

NOTE: FNC IS ALSO COVERING THE CHICAGO PRESENTATION LIVE

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Awww .. we should take out our hankies for Rahm ...

“The latest: Sen. Dick Durbin, who is accompanying Obama on the flight to Copenhagen, said that White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was reluctant for the president to make the trip because of his busy schedule, coupled with the unresolved health care legislation.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/

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But then he contradicts that with more pithy Rahmtalk:

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Rahm Emanuel, the Chicagoan who is chief of staff for Obama, has an answer: “You know, we’ll make sure they get some good seats once Chicago does host the games.’’

ABC News’ Jake Tapper reports on a talk with Emanuel about the administration’s strategy for securing the games at Friday’s meeting of the IOC in Copenhagen.

What’s the pitch?

“There’s no better city in the United States or the world to host the international community than Chicago — because of the diversity,’’

Emanuel said. “You’re going to bring literally the whole world together for Olympic games, sports games, and competition. Chicago’s a great competitive city — has always been that. It has a great amount of diversity and it would be great for Chicago also for not only its diversity but for the economic opportunity that it provides in the sense of jobs and economic growth.

Different from Rio or Madrid?

“Nothing against them, but Chicago is what none of the other cities have and this is again what I think the president’s remarks will be, not saying anything negative against them, but you’re bringing all the world together... The world will feel comfortable given the diversity of Chicago all the different ethnic communities are there...’’

“It will be an affirmative argument for the United States and the city of Chicago. Nothing against anybody else. Obviously we’ll accentuate where we think the strengths of voting for Chicago is an advantage.’’

How about assuaging any concerns the IOC may have about Chicago?

“His main point is about the international community. It’s about why America is reaching out to the world.’’

What tipped the scales in convincing Obama to go

“Other leaders around the world are going to make their pitch for the four remaining cities. We didn’t want to have Chicago or in this case not have that edge, not have that kind of level playing field with other countries.’’

And for those critics of the president’s trip?

“First of all, one is they work on a number of issues in their day,’’ the chief of staff and former congressman said. “The president will work on a number of issues.
“Today he met with his economic team, on the economy, on a jobs agenda.

Two: he has been on the phone working health care with individual senators.

Third, he made a statement on Iran with what was going on there...

“I don’t remember them, I don’t remember them criticizing President Bush when he went to China to watch the games and cheer America on.,’’

Emanuel said. “Here we’re going to go to Denmark to help secure the games for here in the U.S.... They shouldn’t try to make politics of this. I think they should take some pride in the US’s win, and you know we’ll make sure they get some good seats once Chicago does host the games.’’

What if Obama fails?

“First of all that’s not how he views it... It would be good for the US, for America to host the world here in the US with a great city, given Chicago’s diversity and economic capacity to host those games and make it a world class event.’’

For the full Emanuel interview, see ABC News.com
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/10/well-make-sure-critics-get-some-good-seats-rahm-emanuel-on-the-presidents-olympic-pitch.html

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/10/rahm_emanuel_olympic_critics_g.html


28 posted on 10/01/2009 11:32:27 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

So, what’s the line? I’ve got 5 Rush 50 Beck on Rio. Third World’s chance and all that.


29 posted on 10/01/2009 11:40:58 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Do you call it 'unsound method'?" "No method at all," I murmured.)
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To: VanShuyten; All

LOL .. Beck says the social justice choice is Tokyo .. reparations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Just seems the Chicago team must be awfully confident with his excellency and wife flying over there.

The ABC live streaming coverage previewing the presentation just started now:

http://abclocal.go.com/wls/livenow?id=7042709


30 posted on 10/01/2009 11:46:34 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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The group is just entering. Odearlord .. MO’s dress is awful.


31 posted on 10/01/2009 11:47:31 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE
The group is just entering. Odearlord .. MO’s dress is awful.

but...it's gold..LOL

32 posted on 10/01/2009 11:51:14 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Irish Eyes
Too bad Obama didn't bring his favorite Chicago deep-dish pizza chef with him.

-PJ

33 posted on 10/01/2009 11:52:13 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Comprehensive congressional reform legislation only yields incomprehensible bills that nobody reads.)
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To: STARWISE

Since Chicago has no money then my guess is that there would be taxpayer money going in to fund it all. So it is just another way that Obama can bail out his crooked friends.


34 posted on 10/01/2009 11:52:35 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Political Junkie Too
Too bad Obama didn't bring his favorite Chicago deep-dish pizza chef with him.

How do we know that he didn't, they did have two planes.

;)

35 posted on 10/01/2009 11:57:14 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: STARWISE

Daley says Chicago should get the games b/c of Jesse Owens?? O-kaaay.


36 posted on 10/01/2009 11:58:03 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: STARWISE
FNC just interrupting Glenn’s replay for THE arrival of him.

And they'll be hearing from me AGAIN. I'm sick of those a%%holes interrupting an important show for this moron.

37 posted on 10/01/2009 11:59:00 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: GnuHere

Crazy .. and the di-verrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-sity highlighted in the films.

Daley just cannot speak .. sounds so uneducated and uncouth and like the bull he is.

Hey Mayor .. Chicago is broke! I read they spent $100M on this bid.


38 posted on 10/02/2009 12:04:20 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

This is terrible so far, IMO.
I don’t get the angle of making it “for the children.”
Gag.

And don’t forget, “Chicago is safe...”
(If one stays away from railroad ties?)


39 posted on 10/02/2009 12:08:57 AM PDT by GnuHere
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To: GnuHere

Is it only the US—or does the world too—annoyingly and persistently refer to the ‘Olympic movement’? Either way, it’s the point at which I am completely off any Olympic bandwagon.


40 posted on 10/02/2009 12:18:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: montag813

Love it!


41 posted on 10/02/2009 12:18:58 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: GnuHere
Right ... notice he said shopping is a safe walk from your hotel. Just don't go too near the South Side. Ooh .. I think that's not far from where the Olympic Village is planned.

MAP OF OLYMPIC VILLAGE SITE

42 posted on 10/02/2009 12:18:59 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: montag813

LOL, awesome!

That should be a poster.


43 posted on 10/02/2009 12:20:56 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: GnuHere

The music is annoying trying to set a mood of sorrow?

I am not inspired, i kinda feel sorry for them....is that what they are promoting...feel sorry for us kids...without this we dont have a chance...huh?

nah..RIO...RIO...RIO...at least they know its for the games...the Olympics..nuf said!! its all about a party...and rio can do it!!!


44 posted on 10/02/2009 12:22:48 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: montag813

The true Chicago! Where the athletes can also get shot at..a new sport!


45 posted on 10/02/2009 12:22:49 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: GnuHere

Absolutely everything is about our Dear Leader now, isn’t it? They just showed a video montage of Chicagoans proclaiming, “Together, we can!”


46 posted on 10/02/2009 12:23:02 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Texas4ever

Michelle’s gonna be boohooing any second.


47 posted on 10/02/2009 12:23:31 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

me, me, me, I, I, I....


48 posted on 10/02/2009 12:23:59 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: STARWISE

Who gives a flying kazoo about her father??????????


49 posted on 10/02/2009 12:25:02 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: STARWISE

why in the world would they choose Chicago? This video..just made me think...wow they dont need the Olympics
they need a Savior....these kids got it hard...somebody send a clue to Chicago...

Madrid or Rio...they know what its about...Celebration!!


50 posted on 10/02/2009 12:25:19 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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