I took this screenshot (CBC website) of the standings yesterday showing Germany in first place with 8 medals, Canada second with 10 medals and Norway in third place with 12 medals.
Yes, that’s right, because only being the very best in the world (well best at that particular place at that particular time) counts, the rest are all losers, so it seems.
Why do we rate the Olympics that way. The
More support for changing the name of the NFL team in Washington comes from Jesse “The Body” Ventura. Yesterday, I wrote about how incredibly easy it would be to change the racist name of any kind of team. It’s really not that hard. Imagine the reverse, though. Imagine changing the Vancouver “Canucks” to the Vancouver “Insert racist slur here.” Somewhat inconceivable, so it should be easy to do the reverse, and fix the Washington NFL team name, as well as the other racist team names.
Now, hear how Jesse Ventura puts it:
Just as the N word (Read more…)
Bonus points for someone who manages to compliment the Prime Minister for the nice scandals he’s wearing.
He’s downtown for the Grey Cup Party, obviously. After the Grey Cup fanfare wears off, it’s going to be a long week for him in Ottawa, as he adjusts to documents last week from the RCMP that show he’s lied in Parliament about the Duffy expense scandal.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will no longer derive personal and political capital from his position of head football coach at Etobicoke’s Don Bosco Catholic Secondary School. The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) has fired him from the position. “The Toronto Catholic District School (TCDSB) thanks Mayor Rob Ford for his contribution and many years of service [...]
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… why the Lance Armstrong thing has touched a sensitive chord for so many people, his coming-clean has inspired me to follow his lead and publicly admit to the following: – As far back as the mid 1970′s, I engaged in blood doping activities. While the performance enhancing effects of the substances in question acts [...]
Justin Bieber at the Grey Cup wasn’t the only ‘interesting’ pop music story of yesterday. I’m not a Bieber expert (Belieber), but I did watch his biopic a few months ago, and he’s certainly got some real musical talent. How he is as a human being will probably degrade with his over-worldly fame, but he [...] . . . → Read More: Saskboy’s Abandoned Stuff: Justin Bieber and Chris Brown
Toronto’s scandal-ridden, Rob Ford, spectacularly falls during a press event supporting Sunday’s Grey Cup final between the Argos and Calgary Stampeders. . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Big Fat Fall (VIDEO)
Right on AA! You did done good. Now maybe the Jays can once again contend in the AL East! Woo-hoo (5) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario . . . → Read More: Trashy’s World: Look out Yankees!!
We Canadians can be a pretty dense lot at times. Oh we love to complain, to bitch and moan, but then we just roll over, and we never even expect breakfast or a call the next day. Take the latest NHL lockout, the third in less than ten years. How can the NHL treat their fans so badly? Why are the two sides in this dispute so willing to dig in their heels? Simple, both sides know that Canadians will be back in droves like they have after each previous work stoppage. Drop the puck and they will come, spending (Read more…)
With all the scary things happening in the world today, from America to China. And our foul Con regime leading us to disaster.
Just about the last thing I felt like writing about today was Yunel Escobar's bigot moment.
Because why should I care what a second-rate baseball player, on a losing team, thinks about ANYTHING?
But since I do speak Spanish, and I do know and love Cuba, I know this is bullshit:Read more »
… but what Escobar did was utterly despicable and unexpected. But hey, these undereducated über gazillionairres are used to getting what they want and saying what they wish without consequence, aren’t they? (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
Olympic soccer bronze medalist and national women’ team Christine Sinclair answers some questions from her fans and Sportsnet.ca host Gerry Dobson. After leading the Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team to a historic bronze Olympics medal during the recent London Olympics, Sincliar was chosen to carry the Canadian flag during the closing ceremony. The seven-time Canadian female player of the year has 189 caps for the Canadian national team in international engagements. She’s scored a staggering 143 goals in international competitions and is currently tied for second place with another great female player on the planet, American Abby Wambach. American soccer legend Mia
Working on campus: allowed. Work a shitty job at Walmart for two weeks, and declare the income: deportation. It’s the reality that international students face in Canada.
Those students placing their hopes in the hands of Jason Kenney, are going to need that church for a while.
Here’s a timely Sixth Estate summary of what sort of person Kenney has been while in government (and prior to it). Kenney is into mass-deportations, but maybe he’ll help two women in Regina to make it seem as if he has a heart.
[A] man who spent his formative years crusading as
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Sadfaced millionaires and sadfaced billionaires are fighting it out right now about how to divide the outrageous plunder made in the National Hockey League.
The players in the NHL are overpaid. Chasing a rubber disk around a rink should not be multi-millionaire territory. I’m thinking important occupations that improve our society should get the big bucks, you know like doctors, scientists,engineers, educators, social workers et cetera; occupations that make a difference.
My solution to the NHL vs. NHLPA problem? 1. No one makes over a million dollars. Too bad so sad, you’re lucky to be
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Elijah Porter of Newfoundland saw Canadian heroism even after the team lost its silver medal, and so he gave the athletes his own Timbits soccer medal.
Christine Sinclair, the captain of the bronze-winning Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team, is our choice to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. That’s the word from Canadians. See the Twitter hashtag #SinclairForFlagBearer. I approve.
By making Sinclair flag-bearer, Canada would honour both our gallant women’s soccer team and her personal achievements at the London Olympics and beyond. Soccer isn’t just about teamwork. It’s also about individuals: the coach, the team captain, and the individual player who brings something special to the team. Soccer is also leadership.
Sinclair captained the team into the history books.
. . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Christine Sinclair For Canada’s Flagbearer For London Olympics Closing Ceremony
In June of last year, I wrote this tribute to Christine Sinclair, Canada’s greatest ever soccer player of either gender. I think, in light of her Olympian performance, it deserves a repeat. Oh, and ignore my thoughts that Canada should go a long way in the Women’s World Cup… didn’t happen.
I know I’m opening myself up for criticism, but women’s team sports, as a rule, is a pale shadow of men’s team sports.
With the exception of Olympic hockey – in other words, Canada vs. U.S. – women’s hockey sucks. A reasonably talented group of junior B boys
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On the injustice of Tiffany Foster’s disqualification from the London 2012 Olympics. This is more than a fight over the treatment of a single athlete. This is more than a struggle for the future of equestrian sport. This is a battle for the values, the honour, and the very soul of our country’s national sporting system
…apparently, Phelps started doing the dog paddle at the end… sad. (2) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
So, you want to send a congratulatory or an inspirational message to Canada’s gallant sporting troops at the London Olympic Games? Here’s the full list of our women and men in athletic uniform, most with clickable Twitter handles, published by the CBC News in June.
Crispin Duenas @crispin_duenas
Alexandra Bruce @alexbrucie
Michelle Li @miichelleli
Natalie Achonwa @NatAchon
Miranda Ayim @AyimWhoAyim
Lizanne Murphy @LizzieMurph
Krista Phillips @1K_P
Courtnay Pilypaitis @cpilypaitis3
Michelle Plouffe @plouffey_15
Kim Smith @8kimsmith
Alisha Tatham @A_Tatham
Tamara Tatham @TTatham13
Shona Thorburn @ShonaThorburn
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Share this: I love the Olympics, but not for the reasons you might think. It can be truly inspiring to watch the best athletes in the world – and the best Canada has to offer – compete against one another at the highest levels of sport. And I’m proud when Canadians do well. I was elated [...]
That is a ridiculous question! I come from another planet, deep in another galaxy, on which the dominant lifeforms have evolved along a completely different track from you humans. What are the odds that we would have a celebration of … Continue reading →