Archive for the 'Olympics' Category

The Health Care Debate…Presented In Bobsled Terms

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Comedy, Olympics, Video

If you like your health care debates boiled down to their essential elements, you’ll love the following video…which sums up what has happened in the past year in pretty succinct fashion. And away we go!!! Tweet

February 25th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Question: Why Don’t Conservatives Want The US To Get The Olympics?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Conservatives, Democrats, Obama, Olympics, Republicans

First Drudge tried to make it seem like Obama is forcing a news station to not report a story about people who don’t want the Olympics to come to the Chicago… …and now John Boehner jumps on the pile… House Minority Leader John Boehner torched President Barack Obama Wednesday for his European trip to pitch […]

September 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Michael Phelps Wins Eighth Gold Medal

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in History, Olympics

This guy won eight gold medals in nine days. How incredible is that? Wow. BEIJING — A journey that started four years ago after his six gold medals in Athens and included 17 swims over nine days here ended triumphantly for Michael Phelps on Sunday. Phelps earned his unprecedented eighth Olympic gold medal of the […]

August 16th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

You Won’t Believe What Michael Phelps Eats Everyday

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Kitchen Sink, Olympics

Personally, I’m not that shocked, because if you’re working out 5 hours a day, 6 days a week, you’re need the energy. Still, this isn’t exactly the healthiest regiment… 4,000 calories per meal… Breakfast: 3 fried-egg sandwiches w/ cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, fried onions and mayonnaise. Brunch: 3 slices of french toast w/ powered sugar, a […]

August 13th, 2008 | Permalink| 28 Comments »

China’s Torch on top of Tibet

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, China, In The News, Olympics, Political Graffiti, Sports, The World

My cartoon was linked to post from the NYTimes (Click on Bob McCarty) NYTIMES link Tweet

May 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

McCain Would Not Attend Opening Ceremonies

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, China, McCain, Olympics

Yet another sign he would have a much more nuanced worldview of the world? Of course, it’s not saying that much when you compare it to somebody who characterizes the Olympics as just “a sporting event.” Bush has set the bar pretty low on expectations for the next Republican candidate’s decision making capabilities, but John […]

April 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Good call on the SF torch run

By mw | Related entries in Good Decisions, News, Olympics

The oppression of Tibet by China is a deadly serious issue. The San Francisco Olympic Torch Relay protests were not. I am glad they stayed that way.

April 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

San Francisco Holds Secret Olympic Torch Relay

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in California, China, Olympics

Afraid that protests might disrupt the Olympic torch relay, San Francisco and Olympic organizers changed the route at the last second, leaving protestors and supporters staring at empty streets. Wow. What a farce. What’s the point of even having the relay if it’s going to be mainly hidden from view? Much like China’s treatment of […]

April 9th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Olympic Torch Protests Continue

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in China, Olympics

For those hoping the Beijing Olympics won’t be politicized, it’s too late. If the relay of the Olympic torch is any indication, this year’s summer games are going to be filled with acts of protest. Today, the flame was extinguished twice by protestors as it was carried through Paris. Both times, Olympic organizers relit the […]

April 7th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

German Chancellor Merkel Skipping Olympics

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in China, Germany, Olympics, Sports, The World

Germany itself isn’t going to boycott the entire thing, but she won’t be showing up. And she’s not the only one… The disclosure that Germany is to stay away from the games’ opening ceremonies in August could encourage President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to join in a gesture of defiance and complicate Gordon Brown’s determination […]

March 29th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »