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  • God Hates Special Olympians? Left-wing zombies are worse than the Westboro Baptist Church.

    06/13/2011 5:28:21 AM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | JAMES TARANTO
    "Several protesters in zombie makeup injected themselves into a Special Olympics ceremony in Wisconsin this week when they walked in front of Gov. Scott Walker and stood between him and the group of athletes he was paying tribute to in front of the state Capitol," FoxNews.com reports. The MacIver Institute has video of the episode, in which the zombies barge in front of the Special Olympians to block their view of the governor as he speaks. The explanation for the zombie garb is that "in their eyes they are 'dead' to Scott Walker." There are conflicting reports as to who...
  • WI - Protest organizers disavow Special Olympics (zombie) demonstration

    06/09/2011 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Jean S · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 6/9/11 | Emma Roller and Jason Stein
    Madison - Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker were backing away from a demonstration against him held Wednesday at a Special Olympics event, even as organizers of the ceremony said the protesters did not disrupt it. Also Wednesday, state Capitol Police removed a dozen protesters dressed as zombies from the office of Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) on Wednesday and arrested them. Matt Guidry, a spokesman for the United Council of University of Wisconsin Students, which organized the Vos protest, said his group did not back the demonstration during the noon hour Special Olympics ceremony attended by Walker, though some of the...
  • Wis. Union Protesters Disrupt Special Olympics Ceremony (Dressed as zombies)

    06/08/2011 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 120 replies · 1+ views
    MacIverInstitute ^ | 6/8/11 | MacIverInstitute - youtube
    Really ugly.
  • Would An $8 Million Cut Hurt Special Olympics?

    03/14/2011 11:36:39 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 26 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/14/2011 | David Hogberg
    Liberal pundits have been criticizing House Republicans because their budget cuts include an $8.1 million reduction in a program for the Special Olympics. Suzy Khimm at Mother Jones says this “takes a hatchet to programs for disabled kids and Special Olympics athletes.” Matt Yglesias claims that the “GOP Budget Hammers The Special Olympics” and the “good news is that David Koch has plenty of money and is a pretty generous guy, and could easily demonstrate his commitment to liberty
  • Sargent Shriver, former vice presidential nominee, dies at 95

    01/18/2011 1:48:37 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 13 replies
    AP via The Register CItizen ^ | Jan. 18, 2011 | Register CItizen
    R. Sargent Shriver, the former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee, has died after being admitted in critical condition at a hospital in Maryland, NationalJournal.Com has confirmed.
  • Feminists for Life remembers pro-life supporter Sargent Shriver

    01/19/2011 4:53:44 PM PST · by oneprolifewoman · 8 replies
    Alexandria, VA. - Feminists for Life of America remembers the many contributions of Sargent Shriver who died in a Bethesda, Maryland, hospital on January 18, 2011, at 95 years old. Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., graduated from Yale in 1938 and Yale Law School in 1941. After Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953, they settled in Chicago. Shriver was a strong advocate for civil rights and integration, who persuaded then-candidate and U.S. senator "Jack" Kennedy to personally call the King family after Martin Luther King, Jr., was jailed in Georgia. Shriver was appointed the first director of the Peace Corps by...
  • Media Note To Special Olympics: It’s Not About Rahm … it’s About Palin

    02/04/2010 1:23:52 PM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies · 808+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | February 4, 2010 | Jim Vicevich
    As a former Special Olympian, Jim, in this RVO blog posting, YOU NAILED IT.This is just too much and hard to take seriously, except … well I do, and tells much about the left and their supposed sensitivity to “diversity”. Jus to recap: In August WH Chef Rahm Emanuel meets with Democrats. During that meeting Rahm drops the “R” word.
  • Special Olympics: Apology not accepted (more lies from WH)

    02/03/2010 2:28:39 PM PST · by milwguy · 11 replies · 691+ views
    politico ^ | 2/3/10 | ben smith
    The Special Olympics is disputing the White House claim that its chairman, Tim Shriver, accepted Rahm Emanuel's apology for calling liberals "retarded." Seeking to damp down the controversy over Rahm Emanuel's reported, months-old use of the word, a White House official yesterday told me and other reporters that Emanuel had called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize. "The apology was accepted," the official said yesterday. The vice president for communications at the Special Olympics, Kirsten Seckler, told me that this account of the conversation is "inaccurate." "Tim didn't accept his apology," she said. "Tim can't do that. He can't...
  • If George W. Bush was such an idiot...

    10/30/2009 5:02:29 AM PDT · by nutsonthebus · 21 replies · 1,394+ views
    www.daveweinbaum.com ^ | October 30, 2009 | Dave Weinbaum
    If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes? If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved? If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would...
  • VIDEO: Gov Palin addresses Special Olypmics. A real leader shows how to do an a good Olympic speech

    10/02/2009 1:54:48 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 17 replies · 1,824+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izn63SHXPMw
  • Special Olympics Bowling Report - almost all of them beat Obama (our enemies are trembling)

    09/28/2009 3:39:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 466+ views
    kIWANIS ^ | 9-28-09 | DFU
    HERE ARE THE BOWLING SCORES FROM THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WE SPONSOR OBAMA BOWLED 37 -- yes, our enemies will really fear this guy HE IMPROVED TO A 129. HERE IS OBAMA MOCKING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES --- President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: ‘It’s Like the Special Olympics’ ABC ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:06:51 PM by cdchik123 The first appearance by a sitting president on “The Tonight Show” may well end up being the last. President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to...
  • eunicekennedyshriver.org - SPECIAL OLYMPICS

    08/11/2009 11:18:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 792+ views
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1921-2009 You are the stars and the world is watching you. By your presence you send a message to every village, every city, every nation. A message of hope. A message of victory. The right to play on any playing field? You have earned it. The right to study in any school? You have earned it. The right to hold a job? You have earned it. The right to be anyone's neighbor? You have earned it. ...Eunice Kennedy Shriver, 1987 Special Olympics World Games, South Bend, Indiana
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver critical at Mass. hospital

    08/07/2009 1:22:44 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 22 replies · 1,322+ views
    AP ^ | 080709 | AP
    CAPE COD, Mass. – A family spokesman says Eunice Kennedy Shriver is in critical condition at a Massachusetts hospital. Spokesman Stephen Rivers said Friday that the 88-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy is surrounded by her family at Cape Cod Hospital. He says her husband, children and all her grandchildren are at her side.
  • Flumes Zoom in on Mud Rock History (could Cambrian rocks have been laid down in catastrophic flood?)

    07/24/2009 8:47:38 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 604+ views
    ICR ^ | July 24, 2009 | Brian Williams, M.S.
    For decades, museums and textbooks confidently asserted that mud rocks—such as limestone, siltstone, mudstone, and shale—were formed over vast eons as super-fine sediments slowly settled to the bottom of shallow lakes or seas. But new flume studies are challenging old ways of thinking about mud rock formation...
  • 2009 Special Olympics Video Address From Governor Palin, Piper and Trig

    06/25/2009 12:16:25 PM PDT · by curth · 6 replies · 598+ views
    Governor Of Alaska ^ | 6/25 | Governor Palin
    Take a look: here's a video that Trig, Piper & I taped in support of Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/zrRht
  • Mr. President: These are the real Special Olympics

    06/06/2009 7:19:48 PM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies · 276+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/6/2009 | Military Family Member
    I had the honor of attending the 2009 Indiana State Special Olympics Games at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Watching these athletes compete is truly inspiring. They compete for the shear joy of competing. Walking through the crowds of competitors, I was repeatedly shown medals and ribbons, proudly displayed. Mr. President, I truly wish you could have witnessed the effort these athlete put forth. Perhaps then, you would understand just how hurtful your comments were.
  • Man arrested, accused of throwing metal object at Special Olympics kids

    06/05/2009 12:04:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 685+ views
    LA SLIMES ^ | 6-5-09 | Vives
    Man arrested, accused of throwing metal object at Special Olympics kids 7:18 AM | June 4, 2009 A 41-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and committing a hate crime after he allegedly threw a metal bolt at participants running in the Special Olympics Torch Run in Valencia, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies from the sheriff’s Santa Clarita station were running with the children in the torch run at about 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of McBean Parkway and Arroyo Park Drive when a man inside a vehicle began yelling at...
  • Special Olympics Launches Campaign to Ban 'Retard'

    03/31/2009 6:00:21 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 60 replies · 1,528+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, March 31, 2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Special Olympics launched a campaign Tuesday to banish the word "retard," a casual insult that derives from an out-of-favor medical term and has long been considered inappropriate.
  • Imagine if 'President McCain' Joked About the Special Olympics

    03/26/2009 2:25:49 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 437+ views
    Townhall ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2009 | Larry Elder
    President Barack Obama, in an appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, made a self-deprecating but ill-advised joke, in which he referred to the Special Olympics. He quickly apologized. Crisis averted. Fair enough. But the real story is the media double standard: Imagine the uproar if a President John McCain made the Special Olympics comment. For that matter, imagine if a President McCain mistook a White House window for a door; his secretary of Treasury had not paid taxes; he granted two dozen waivers to his no-lobbyists-in-government rule; and he had promised bipartisanship but got only three across-the-aisle votes...
  • Special Olympics Mom Disgusted by Obama

    03/23/2009 9:04:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 698+ views
    Mom Logic ^ | March 23. 2009 | Staff
    Momlogic spoke with the mom of a Special Olympics athlete to get her reaction to Obama's unfortunate crack on "The Tonight Show." Carolyn McClamrock: Initially, my husband and I were just in shock when we heard Obama's comments about the Special Olympics on "The Tonight Show." Obama said a recent 129 he scored in the White House bowling alley had been "like Special Olympics, or something." It's almost like when you watch something and you don't believe you are hearing or seeing it -- that's how we felt. It just blew us away. Then we heard the audience laughing. It...
  • Teleprompt Me, Baby

    03/23/2009 7:24:16 AM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies · 1,122+ views
    Redstate.com ^ | 3/23/09 | Caleb Howe
    A video and photo homage to the most important part of Obama's life.
  • What Passes For “News” These Days

    03/23/2009 7:19:06 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 5 replies · 385+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | March 23, 2009 | The Stiletto
    The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson writes a 692-word article on a topic President Barack Obama “just can't seem to get right.”Is it getting Iran to take him seriously? A bailout exit strategy? What to do with the committed jihadis currently warehoused at Gitmo? No, it’s bowling ...
  • Special Olympic Team Captain Apologizes For Comparisons To Obama Administration (satire)

    03/23/2009 5:27:41 AM PDT · by SvenWaring · 3 replies · 419+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 03-23-2009 | Sven Waring
    John-John Fenster, two-time Special Olympic fencing gold medalist and team co-captain, continues to apologize for comparing his dismal leadership ability during last year's games with those of President Barack Obama's first days in office. Fenster said he was a terrible team captain and his leadership skills "were like I was Obama, or something," during the live Special Tonight Show. The statement drew laughter from the studio audience, but fell under the hot media spotlight. "You know, it's just something I said, a joke, you know, that I wasn't much of a captain," said Fenster. "And then it's all this, you...
  • Barack Obama red-faced after Special Olympics jibe on Leno Show -- UK Times

    03/21/2009 11:28:28 PM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies · 2,927+ views
    It was all going so well as the President chatted to Jay Leno. Then he made a crack about the Special Olympics ... It was billed as the first time that a sitting President of the United States had appeared as a guest on a late-night talk show. After Barack Obama’s performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, there’s also a good chance that it was the last. Granted, the President, as always, was charming. Granted, he lit up the studio with that Hollywood-grade smile. Yes, he explained the AIG crisis in clear, measured terms, and wisely backed away...
  • PRESIDENT GAFFE'S BIGGER PROBLEMS!

    03/21/2009 9:41:53 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 49 replies · 2,341+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03.22.09 | Kevin McCullough
    hen 84% of the American people, according to the AOL Hot Seat weekend poll, think a joke you cracked on late night television was either tone-deaf/insensitive or worse yet flat-out offensive then you might think you have problems. (Heh who are we kidding? You do! You do!) Just because Britain's largest daily newspaper has a top ten gaffe reel assembled and online before your presidency is barely 60 days old, you might believe that you're the laughingstock of serious members of the world community of leaders. (Again, likely, you're right.) And when you take the time to address an Islamic...
  • Not bowled over by Obama's Special Olympics joke

    03/21/2009 7:02:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies · 1,341+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 21, 2009 | Stacy St. Clair and John McCormick
    Reporting from Chicago -- When she met Barack Obama two years ago, Caitlin Cox proudly wore the two bronze medals she had won at the Special Olympics. The then-Illinois senator grinned as she showed him pictures of her signature bubble-gum-pink bowling ball and posed for photographs with her. Cox, who has Down syndrome, excitedly recalls that meeting each time she sees Obama's photo on a magazine cover or hears him mentioned on TV. Her ears perked up again Friday morning as her parents discussed the president at breakfast. Her mother, Suzanne Thompson, told her that Obama had made a joke...
  • Were you offended by President Obama's comment about the Special Olympics? (POLL)

    03/21/2009 2:13:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 57 replies · 2,347+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 3/21/2009 | Staff
    Currently: YES (470 responses) 36.0% NO (836 responses) 64.0% 1306 total responses (Results not scientific)
  • Maddow Fails To Mention Special Olympics In Praising O’s Leno Performance

    03/21/2009 5:09:15 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 1,387+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How much of an Obama sycophant does someone have to be in order to praise the president’s performance on the Tonight show–without mentioning his hurtful Special Olympics line? About as sycophantish as Rachel Maddow. She opened her MSNBC show last night with a long segment lavishing praise on PBO’s media skills, hailing him as the “President of All Media.” But when you break down his supposedly brave and brilliant performances, they consisted of: 1. Avoiding tough questions by going into super-soft settings; and/or 2. some serious mistakes and gaffes. View video here.
  • Governor Palin Comments on President’s Remarks on Leno

    03/21/2009 12:32:28 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 56 replies · 1,602+ views
    Office of Governor Sarah Palin ^ | March 20, 2009 | Office of Gov Palin
    Governor Comments on President’s Remarks on Leno March 20, 2009, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sarah Palin responded to remarks made last night by President Obama related to the Special Olympics on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world. “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of...
  • Vulgar Obama Acting Like a Pop Culture Celebrity, Not a President

    03/20/2009 5:42:41 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 85 replies · 5,617+ views
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 19 March 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I know, I know, I know. I'm sitting here, and I'm recalling all of these instances, such as when Peggy Noonan said that Sarah Palin was somewhat vulgar and David Brooks was talking about the elegance of Barack Obama. I can't help but think what a bunch of dupes. We're dealing with a mean and cold guy here, folks. And what's he doing bowling in the middle of an economic crisis, for crying out loud? Who cares what the score is? JOHNNY DONOVAN: Live from the Southern Command in sunny south Florida via New York City, it's...
  • Special Olympics Bowler Offers Obama Bowling Tips

    03/20/2009 4:28:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/2009 | Fox News
    President Obama joked Thursday that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics, a comment for which he later apologized. But one Special Olympics bowler has a few tips for the president on how to improve his score. Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome who has been bowling for 30 years, said the president needs to practice more if he wants to bring his recent score of 129 anywhere close to Maloney's average of 165. "Focus, take his time, and relax" where the simple-but-effective tips Maloney offered the president in a phone interview Friday with FOXNews.com from...
  • Gov Lets Obama's 'Special Olympic' Quip Slide

    03/20/2009 3:58:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 20, 2009
    ALBANY, N.Y. New York Gov. David Paterson, who criticized "Saturday Night Live" when it portrayed him as a blind bumbler, is forgiving President Barack Obama for his comment that he bowls as badly as a Special Olympian.
  • 3 videos, 3 ways to look at Obama’s “Special Olympics” comment (Send to Special needs parents)

    03/20/2009 3:46:05 PM PDT · by slomark · 12 replies · 568+ views
    In case you haven’t see it yet, President Obama channeled Joe Biden last night and said something offensive and stupid on the Tonight Show. [VIDEO] Seems Obama went bowling while on the campaign trail last summer and embarrassed himself by rolling a 37. He explained to Jay Leno that he’s been practicing on the White House bowling alley, but said his lack of success is “like Special Olympics or something.” [VIDEO] Next we have MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. He had seen an early NBC feed of the Tonight Show and was horribly dismayed by Obama’s remark. Not because it was offensive,...
  • Arnold OK with Obama Remark; Maria, Not So Much

    03/20/2009 3:43:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,002+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, March 20, 2009 | Zachary Coile
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, at the White House Friday for a meeting on infrastructure spending, defended President Obama for his politically incorrect joke about the Special Olympics on the Jay Leno Show Thursday night. "I know, because of conversations I've had with the president about Special Olympics... I know where his heart is," said the Republican governor, a weightlifting coach for Special Olympics since 1979 whose mother-in-law, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the group. "He loves Special Olympics and he will do everything he can to help Special Olympics." Schwarzenegger added, "Every one of us sometimes makes a mistake, right. Something comes...
  • Palin rips Obama for Special Olympics joke

    03/20/2009 2:24:18 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 109 replies · 2,868+ views
    Hotair.com ^ | allahpundit
    .... “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world. “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.” ....
  • Dimwitted President... more mentally disabled than Special Olympics competitors!

    03/20/2009 2:50:00 PM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 16 replies · 1,210+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 03.20.09 | Kevin McCullough
    My listeners know that I'm the father of a special needs son. Those who know me also know just how proud I am of him. He may never be able to read fluently, or do many of the things that many of us have the chance to do in life. Yet he faces each day with a sense of optimism that inspires me and causes me to be mindful of the many blessing I have to be thankful for. My current President is not one of them. Cool Brutha in Chief last night went on Leno to try to save...
  • Obama Has Foot-In-Mouth Disease

    03/20/2009 2:49:55 PM PDT · by theothercheek · 10 replies · 559+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | March 20, 2009 | The Stiletto
    President Barack Obama made a historic appearance on “The Tonight Show” – he spoke without using a TelePrompter – and promptly got into trouble. Conservatives pounced on these two bits, the first showing Obama to have a tin ear (“You’re doing a heckuva job, Timmie”) and the second showing him to have a fat head (“Mongoloid he was a mongoloid, happier than you and me”) ...
  • First Lady Maria Shriver Weighs in on Special Olympics joke

    03/20/2009 2:07:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,308+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/20/09 | Carla Marinucci
    California First Lady Maria Shriver -- whose mother Eunice Shriver founded the Special Olympics -- has weighed in this morning on the furor surrounding President Obama's comments regarding the Special Olympics on the "Tonight" show. Here's her statement: "While I am confident that President Obama never intended to offend anyone, the response that his comments have caused, coupled with the reaction of a primetime audience, demonstrate the need to continue to educate the non-disabled community on the issues that confront those with a developmental disability. My mother has dedicated her life to fighting stereotypes and ridicule for this community, and...
  • Special Olympics bowler: I can beat the president!

    03/20/2009 1:38:31 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 48 replies · 1,747+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 20, 2009 | COREY WILLIAMS
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The top bowler for the Special Olympics looks forward to meeting President Barack Obama in an alley. "He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," Michigan's Kolan McConiughey (KO-lahn Mc-KAHNA-he) told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.
  • Palin Hits Obama on 'Special Olympics' Joke

    03/20/2009 1:17:38 PM PDT · by euram · 163 replies · 6,156+ views
    NRO ^ | 03-20-09 | Jim Geraghty
    “I was shocked to learn of the comment made by President Obama about Special Olympics,” Governor Palin said. “This was a degrading remark about our world’s most precious and unique people, coming from the most powerful position in the world. “These athletes overcome more challenges, discrimination and adversity than most of us ever will. By the way, these athletes can outperform many of us and we should be proud of them. I hope President Obama’s comments do not reflect how he truly feels about the special needs community.”
  • Bowling for Retards (Keith Olbermann stumbles around defending Obama)

    03/20/2009 12:52:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 49 replies · 3,079+ views
    http://www.thepeoplescube.com ^ | 3/20/2009 | http://www.thepeoplescube.com
     President on Leno: Bowling Skill... Nice cover fire Keith! Keep laying it down until Obama is in the high grass then we'll all pretend this never happened. Count the times Keith says to Craig "What do we do?" What do you mean by "we" White man? Nice distraction Craig! It certainly never would of happened on Letterman! Now let us all imagine for a nanosecond if George W. Bush had made that comment. Good! You can all focus on Bush Hate now that your tanks have been re-filled. Still focusing? Good! Now think of all the times Bush was...
  • Maria Shriver: Obama Special Olympics 'Joke' Hurts

    03/20/2009 12:21:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies · 2,808+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, March 20, 2009
    Maria Shriver says President Barack Obama's joke comparing his poor bowling score to that of a Special Olympics athlete was hurtful, although she is sure he didn't mean it that way. California's first lady issued a statement Friday, a day after the president made the gaffe on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Obama later called Maria's brother, Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver, to apologize. The siblings' mother, Eunice Kennedy-Shriver, founded the Special Olympics and has championed the rights of the mentally retarded.
  • Special Olympics Champ to Barack: Bring it On! (with video)

    03/20/2009 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,066+ views
    tmz.com ^ | March 20, 2009 | TMZ Staff
    A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt. Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266. Play VideoKolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat...
  • Special Olympics Champ to Barack: Bring it On!

    03/20/2009 10:57:48 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 17 replies · 632+ views
    A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt. Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266. Kolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat me."...
  • Iowahawk: Let's Hear It For the Tards

    03/20/2009 10:55:13 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 912+ views
    Iowahawk | March 20, 2009 | David Burge
    Continued
  • RAW DATA: Special Olympics Official Statement to Obama's Joke

    03/20/2009 10:23:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 951+ views
    RAW DATA: Special Olympics Official Statement to Obama's Joke Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver issued an official statement on President Obama's joke on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." FOXNews.com Friday, March 20, 2009 The following is an official statement from Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver: President Obama called last night and expressed his regret and he apologized. He said that he did not intend to humiliate Special Olympics athletes or people with intellectual disabilities. He was sincere and heartfelt, and said that he is a fan of our movement and is ready to work with our athletes to make...
  • Special Olympian Challenges Obama in bowling

    03/20/2009 9:49:08 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 67 replies · 2,417+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 03/20/2009 | TMZ.com
    A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt. Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266. Kolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat me."...
  • Barack Obama “in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics”(Remember how they treated Trig?)

    03/20/2009 9:17:06 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 70 replies · 2,026+ views
    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/toby_harnden/ ^ | Mar 20, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    Barack Obama “in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics” Heaven forfend the thought that President Barack Obama's Jay Leno show quip about the White House bowling ally - "I bowled a 129...  It was like Special Olympics, or something" - was anything other than a touching moment of self-deprecation."The President made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," deputy spokesman Bill Burton said on Air Force One. "He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful programme that gives an opportunity to shine to...
  • Bush Would Have Been Skewered for Obama Joke

    03/20/2009 8:28:39 AM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 29 replies · 1,331+ views
    TMZ ^ | 03/20/09 | TMZ Staff
    President Barack Obama made fun of the handicapped last night on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." He was making a joke about his bad bowling skills, but here's the question: If George W. Bush had said the same thing, would people be lashing out more? If so, why? By the way, Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor from Michigan, has bowled three perfect games of 300. Yes he can!
  • Obama Apologizes to Special Olympics for Blowing Joke

    03/20/2009 8:17:41 AM PDT · by peace with honor · 59 replies · 1,812+ views
    Blowing just isn't President Obama's game.Appearing on the " tonight show " the president told host, Jay Leno, he'd been practicing at the White House blowing alley, but wasn't happy with his swcore of 125.Then he rolled a gutter bowl by quipping " It was like the Special Olympics or something " On the way back to the White House, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics Tim Shriver, to say he was sorry