Monday, September 28, 2009
NO to Olympic Madness in Chicago. President Obama is plumping for Chicago to get the 2016 Summer Olympics. But I have seen and heard news reports that make me furious at the very idea of such a venue, and I hope that the Olympic Committee chooses to inflict the Olympics on some other city.
Not only would the construction of the Olympic village require the demolition of quality, historic architecture, which is IMPERMISSIBLE in a civilized country, but the current plans are to build stadiums that would be only TEMPORARY and after the Olympics would also be DEMOLISHED! So the people of Chicago are to destroy distinguished architecture AND spend hundreds of millions of dollars building and then demolishing perfectly good buildings (including an 80,000-seat stadium!) for the sake of a goddamned Olympics! Who comes up with such lunacy?
How on Earth can anyone take even remotely seriously the idea of spending hundreds of millions if not BILLIONS of dollars, on a f*ing Olympics when libraries are being closed down in the proposed host city because it can't meet ordinary expenses?
Have the people in charge of the Chicago Olympic Committee not got the word? We are in a RECESSION, you morons, and Chicago has had to FURLOUGH city workers to try to close a huge budget gap, and you want to THROW AWAY HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS on the f*ing OLYMPICS? I have a better suggestion: go to the top of the tallest buildings on the Reese hospital campus and DEMOLISH YOURSELVES by throwing yourselves head-first from the roof.
(The current U.S. military death toll in Iraq, according to the website "Iraq Coalition Casualties", is 4,346 for Israel.)
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