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Wash Post Columnist: America’s ‘Olympic Chauvinism’ Is ‘Mild’ Compared to Hitler’s Germany

August 14, 2012 by

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By Scott Whitlock ~ Washington Post columnist Paul Farhi on Saturday offered an obnoxious comparison for the widespread American patriotism on display during the just-ended Olympics: He brought up Hitler. Regarding the quest for gold medals, Farhi connected, “Certainly, America’s current Olympic chauvinism (USA! USA!) is mild compared with Adolf Hitler’s grotesque perversion of the […]

Gabby: You Gotta Have Faith!

August 4, 2012 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ So you thought God didn’t have a sense of humor? You had to listen closely before NBC flipped its coverage at the mere mention of the G-word, but the moment was unforgettable – beautiful young Gabby Douglas acknowledging her faith in her moment of triumph. Her job, […]

ATR Calculates Hefty Tax Burden That American Medal-winning Olympians Bear; Will NBC Report?

August 1, 2012 by

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By Ken Shepherd ~ For the “You didn’t build that!” file: Our friends at Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) did some number crunching and calculated that American Olympians who win gold medals this year will face nearly $9,000 in federal income tax per each one earned. Silver medalists would pay just a bit over $5,300. […]

Climate Change – Two Winter Olympics, When Warmists Predicted None

August 1, 2012 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Hot, hot, hot. Orange County Register, February 8, 2010: GLOBAL warming has placed the future of the Winter Olympics and winter sports from the Sierras to the Alps in peril, according to interviews with environmental scientists, Olympic officials, historians and athletes in recent weeks. … There is a growing concern within […]

The Quadrennial Sportsgasm

July 27, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ This is for all the boys and girls, men and women, for whom sports plays little or no role in their lives. As a lad the only sports in which I engaged were those required by “gym class” which for me involved trying to avoid any activity that displayed my lack […]

London Olympics: Anti-Gang Operations Intensify

July 23, 2012 by

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By Jim Kouri, CPP. ~ Besides anti-terrorism operations by Scotland Yard and MI5 to make London safer for the anticipated throngs of 2012 Olympic Games athletes, staff and spectators, the Yard is also attempting to prevent the city from being overrun by street gangs. This month scores of suspected gang members were targeted in a series of coordinated operations as part […]

A Potential Olympic Bloodbath

July 23, 2012 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ A foretaste of what is likely to occur in London when the Olympic games open on Friday, July 27, occurred on July 20 when a Muslim youth shouting in Arabic, “God is great”, attempted to seize the Olympic torch as it was being carried through Maidstone toward Redhill. I was reminded […]