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SAN DIEGO MAYOR: CHANGE RULES TO ALLOW JOINT U.S.-MEXICO CROSS-BORDER OLYMPICS BID
Breitbart ^ | May 2013, 10:05 AM PDT | TONY LEE

Posted on 05/05/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by onyx

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner said he wanted to pursue a joint Olympics bid with Mexico even after he was informed by the United States Olympic Committee that international rules prevent the two countries from doing so.

The Associated Press reported the bid "appeared dead before arrival Tuesday" because the "U.S. Olympic Committee said international rules don't allow two countries to mount a joint candidacy."

Filner, a Democrat who was a former Congressman, seems intent on still going forward with the bid with Tijuana. A San Diego-Tijuana Olympics would also cause massive border security problems and create many hurdles for law enforcement officials as well.

According to USOC spokesman Patrick Sandusky, Christopher Sullivan, the USOC's chief of protocol and bids, informed Filner's team that the "International Olympic Committee charter doesn't allow for bordering countries to host Summer Games."

Even though the USOC spokesman said, "there's no opportunity for them to bid together," Filner said he was "undaunted."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: filner; mexico; olympics; sandiego

1 posted on 05/05/2013 11:24:07 AM PDT by onyx
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To: All

Filner has been a Communist since his college days.

Beyond disgusting that he was elected mayor.


2 posted on 05/05/2013 11:25:46 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

What racial pandering by a typical pol looking to feather his own nest.


4 posted on 05/05/2013 11:28:36 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: max americana

Spanish will be the official language of the San Diego Olympics.


5 posted on 05/05/2013 11:29:10 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: onyx

I suppose after the passage of NAFTA and the collapse of the border any concept of a sovereign U.S. independent of Mexico is an illusion so why not a joint Olympic bid.


6 posted on 05/05/2013 11:32:31 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: onyx

Maybe he can be mayor somewhere in Mexico.


7 posted on 05/05/2013 11:32:36 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: onyx

When I was a kid, America didn’t need Mexico’s help to win the Olympics.


8 posted on 05/05/2013 11:32:47 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Reagan’s Fault.


9 posted on 05/05/2013 11:35:52 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: onyx

Given how much sex already happens at the Olympics the last thing they need is ready access to TJ.


10 posted on 05/05/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT by discostu (Not just another moon faced assassin of joy.)
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To: onyx

The conventional wisdom says that Dallas has the inside track to be the USOC representative for the 2024 bid.....mainly because we already have most of the facilities already in place.


11 posted on 05/05/2013 11:37:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: onyx

12 posted on 05/05/2013 11:39:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

You’re right!

He’s beyond sickening.
He would be happy with NO border!


13 posted on 05/05/2013 11:39:56 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: morphing libertarian

Yep.


14 posted on 05/05/2013 11:40:16 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: RedMDer

I still can’t believe this Commie is mayor.


15 posted on 05/05/2013 11:40:59 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: morphing libertarian

One of the events will be border jumping. That’s a sure gold for the mexiclowns.


16 posted on 05/05/2013 11:41:12 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: onyx

I thought everybody who could run, jump or swim was already here.


17 posted on 05/05/2013 11:41:22 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: JoeProBono

Exactly.
XOXOXO


18 posted on 05/05/2013 11:41:28 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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19 posted on 05/05/2013 11:42:05 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: dfwgator

Hey don’t sell us short. SD has two big stadia and TJ has a bull ring and fields where people’s heads have been cut off. Suitable for a variety of events.


20 posted on 05/05/2013 11:42:31 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: umgud

Nope.
More cross everyday.
Thousands!


21 posted on 05/05/2013 11:42:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: dfwgator

I pray y’all get it.


22 posted on 05/05/2013 11:43:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: discostu

Precisely.


23 posted on 05/05/2013 11:43:40 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Place the olympics PERMANENTLY in Greece.

Cheaper, and in keeping with the rules. And no corruption.


24 posted on 05/05/2013 11:44:47 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: onyx

Will taco bending be the new event in those San Diego Olympics???


25 posted on 05/05/2013 11:49:40 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: onyx

The demonstration sport could be a border-crossing themed triathlon: swim and wade across a river; climb over, duck under, or crawl through various border “fences”; x-country run through desert and ranch lands.


26 posted on 05/05/2013 11:50:26 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Hardraade

LOL.
No corruption?

Greece sure needs the money.


27 posted on 05/05/2013 11:50:45 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

LOL and UGH.


28 posted on 05/05/2013 11:51:30 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx

Not the bigtime corruption traditionally brought by the Olympic Committee. Take back the games.


29 posted on 05/05/2013 11:53:50 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: onyx

Bob Filner becoming the mayor of San Diego was a powerful signal that America is over.


30 posted on 05/05/2013 11:57:19 AM PDT by ansel12 (Sodom and Gomorrah, flush with libertarians and liberals, short on social conservatives.)
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To: onyx

Idiotic and very Brezinski of him

Retaded A-Hole...


31 posted on 05/05/2013 11:57:56 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: onyx

The Tijuana Olympics....I can see the competition now.
Sincronized XXX, Hop skip and ****, 13 meter fence climb,
100 meter coupled run. Etc.


32 posted on 05/05/2013 12:01:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: onyx

They are everywhere!


33 posted on 05/05/2013 12:07:39 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: onyx

What’s Filner’s rush about being part of Mexico? Isn’t the Anschluss happening soon enough for him?


34 posted on 05/05/2013 12:08:47 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: onyx

Future hsitorian will laugh at America’s national suicide.


35 posted on 05/05/2013 12:15:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s horrid.


36 posted on 05/05/2013 12:17:07 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Vendome

He’s “undaunted.”
Communist.


37 posted on 05/05/2013 12:17:34 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ScottinVA

He just loves this.


38 posted on 05/05/2013 12:18:01 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: onyx; a fool in paradise

What’s not to like, all the sports events will take place in San Diego, while sporting will happen in Tijuana, where the hookers are cheaper!


39 posted on 05/05/2013 12:20:12 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: onyx

Believe it. I left San Diego when this douche bag got elected.


40 posted on 05/05/2013 1:17:25 PM PDT by novascotianative
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To: onyx

Filner has followed in his father’s Communist footsteps. San Diegans should have done their homework at long time ago.


41 posted on 05/05/2013 1:33:10 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: onyx

LIBERALS have a.......if you don’t like the rules, change them mentality. So then why should we then have to live by rules.....what if we didn’t like them?


42 posted on 05/05/2013 1:34:44 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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