Friday, October 02, 2009

Olympic Shame

Today is Friday, 2 October 2009.

In Brazil, at least 25% of the people live below the poverty line in misery.

In Brazil, at least another 25% of the people live hand-to-mouth in misery.

The government of Brazil has chosen to piss away billions of dollars of the people’s money to provide the First World the chance to party at and profit from the advertising orgy of the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Shame on the government of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Lula, you have decisively abandoned the values which once caused me to support you. Once progressive, you are become regressive.

Shame on Barack Obama, who squandered perhaps $2 million of the people’s money in a pathetic attempt to bring the party/orgy to Chicago.

Shame, above all, on the First World, vampire as usual.

“Sports” is the excuse: nationalism and profiteering are the bottom line.


Anonymous just wondering said...

Barack Obama squandered "perhaps" $2 million? What was it exactly?

Whose money was spent on the effort to get the 2016 Olympics in Chicago? If it was Chicago's money, that's their business. If it was private money, big deal. However, the money spent to send Obama and Michelle over to give pitch their pitch was most likely Federal money (Secret Service costs, etc.)

9:11 AM  
Blogger HH said...

It's impossible to produce an exact figure for the Obama Copenhagen vacation, since much of the spending on Presidential transport and security is classified. Given what is public, $1.5 million to $2 million is well within the ballpark, and totally taxpayer funded.

The Chicago money was part taxpayer and part private. My thinking: given the poverty in Chicago, etc., the money should have been spent on human needs, not seeking to waste more dough-re-mi on a First World party.

9:17 PM  

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