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#1 If it makes you feel better, Dave, go home and let your wife give you a nice spanking.
Posted by tu3031 2012-08-04 01:22||
#2 Perhaps it takes an "asymmetrical threat" to know an "asymmetrical threat".
From his on-line bio:
Sirota has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Salon and The Nation. He is also senior editor at In These Times magazine and Huffington Post contributor, and appears periodically on CNN, Comedy Central's Colbert Report, MSNBC, and National Public Radio.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-04 01:45||
#3 Thanks B. How "unexpected".
Posted by tipover 2012-08-04 04:23||
#4 Just listened to "Only a Game" on The Commie radio station (should I admit that here?) One segment credited the 1992 Dream Team with helping spread the popularity of basketball around the world, and increasing the number of countries represented in the NBA to 75. Or is that another example of US hegemony?
Posted by Perfesser 2012-08-04 08:16||
#5 Just listened to "Only a Game" on The Commie radio station (should I admit that here?)
You shouldn't, really. If you do, you'll likely get the Spanish Inquisition treatment: You know, the comfy chair and the throw pillows.
#6 If the US Olympic team were performing poorly, we'd see all manner of articles from people like this guy saying it was a symbol of US decline, our national malaise, the ability of China to get things done better etc. So, let's extend the sportsman's hand of friendship to the Chinese athletes and kick their little Commie asses.
Posted by Matt 2012-08-04 09:22||
#7 Well right now Lithuania is staying with the U.S. basket for basket. The decline has begun!
Posted by Steve White 2012-08-04 10:17||
#8 It's liberal Americans' Olympic dilemma: How do they root for their countrymen without being jingoistic?
Oh Dave, buck up. You really are just another little postmodernist moth that's drawn to the paradoxical flame aren't you? Perhaps you can take comfort in the knowledge there's others out there that share your sensitivities. For instance, take one succinct reply from the comment section.
How do you root for the USA without being jingoistic? You can't, because the USA is jingoistic. Yes, I am ashamed for my country. I just wish a lot more US citizens were ashamed too. Then things might start to change for the better.
See... you've managed to harness your self-loathing into something positive -- collective guilt. Feel better now?
Posted by DepotGuy 2012-08-04 10:20||
#9 ABC's coverage? Not here, got the rainbow peacock.
Know what else shows USA's chanting reflex - winnning. As far as I can tell, nobody else's fans travel as well as the USA. I would have loved to go, take the family, have the money not the time.
But if he has real issue, take it up with Obama who blew $50million in a lobby effort to have Chicago host the damned thing.
Oh I see, if we had better health care we would win at men's trampoline. Whatta tart.
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-08-04 10:21||
#10 #7 Damn, Steve, that were close. White men can jump after all.
Posted by Matt 2012-08-04 11:14||
#11 This weenie has never competed for anything in his life. He has no concept of sportsmanship or athleticism. He can probably type faster than me though.
Posted by texhooey 2012-08-04 22:26||