Don’t worry, there is plenty of time to rip our President (or praise him on the off chance that he does something right), poke fun at our do nothing Congress, or lament the general lack of civility in our nation’s general discourse. No, this post is about the Olympics opaquely and those hated Canadians specifically.
Don’t get me wrong, Canada is my second favorite country, although what we did to deserve Justin Bieber or Nickelback, vindictive bastards. Great country filled with great people, but come Olympics time, we Americans get slapped in the face by the reality that Canadians are absolute beasts on the ice. To be fair, in cold weather the only 2 things you want to do are fornicate or play hockey. So, come every winter Olympics, they (both men and women) make their phony acceptance speeches ahead of time, knowing full well that is just a formality. Well, Buckoos, not this time. On Thursday the USA women’s team will send those moose buggering (they are females? Oops!) maple syrup chugging tree hugging Canadians home crying back to momma (yeah, my trash talk needs work).
Re: the other events, a few points;
I know all the media is wringing their hands over the shockingly low medal count the Americans have garnered of late. After the last Summer Olympics where we absolutely smashed the record for cumulative medal count, we have become spoiled. Anybody that has competed in anything sports related understands the capricious nature of sports. No one wins them all, it’s the effort that is praised. Aside from those new X-game sports events, the American’s have had their share of bad luck. I feel bad for anybody that trains for 4 years only to come up short, where ever they are from. And some in the media have criticized the US Olympic committee and how they train their athletes, looking to Norway as an example. This is really dumb.
Norway has dominated the Winter Olympics for as long as I can remember. It is their culture. Back in 1992 my wife and I did a 3 week Scandinavian trip, visiting Lillehammer. I’ll never forget, the stores there offered maps of Scandinavia, and where Sweden should have been on the map, there was a black hole. It was an obvious slam to their neighbors, so funny. The wife didn’t appreciate it, she is Swedish, the main point of our trip was to visit the little town where her grandfather was born.
Is it unpatriotic to root against an American athlete? I don’t think so, even though I generally do support any American. I bring it up because before the games Lindsey Vonn joined “The Resistance” in saying she was not skiing for the President and would not visit the WH afterwards. Then, when she failed to medal, social media gave it to her. The progressive websites rallied, bemoaning those nasty twitter remarks but the ones I read seemed fairly tame. Nobody called her a slut , a tramp or even a traitor, some reminded her that a WH visit was for winners and she did not qualify, and that it was fortuitous for her because now she has more time to practice. I like Lindsey and was hoping she would win, but that’s sports.
Shaun White is also worthy of comment if you want. The #metoo movement refuses to allow him to bask in his victory, as they want their pound of flesh.
The Russian skater wardrobe-malfunction was a bit tragic, but nobody has died from seeing an exposed nipple.
Those sneaky ex Russians are at it again. Which begs the question, are curlers really athletes? The only curling competition worth a damn, they don’t do anymore;
Curling midgets? hummmm.
Any other Olympic event caught your eye? And feel free to rip those Canadians, they can take it.