The Chicago Olympics *UPDATED*

There’s a certain inevitability to the fact that a President who continuously surrounds himself by Grecian columns, and who takes in stride the fact that his followers attibute to him God-like powers, would want to be closely associated with the Olympics.  You and I think sports.  He thinks of his true home, Mt. Olympus.

But still, the thought of a Chicago Olympics is a bit, well, hard to swallow.  As you may recall, the Salt Lake City Olympics were profoundly damaged by corruption problems.  That would be small potatoes, though, compared to what will inevitably emerge from any such event held in Chicago.

I wonder how many people still remember that Al Capone’s home in Cicero, Illinois, was (a) a suburb of Chicago and (b) home to most of the big-time Chicago mobsters.  The old mob may be gone, but the corruption lingers on.  Bring into Chicago a multi-billion dollar operation like the Olympics and the mind boggles at the opportunities for organized crime.  Given how much Obama owes his friends back home, though, it’s entirely possible that this is precisely what he wants.

UPDATE:  Charles Martel’s contribution is too good to leave hiding in the comments:

Chicago, August 12, 2016. Star Jamaican sprinter Alonzo Swift is stretching before the finals of the 100 meter dash, which he holds the world record for at 9.54 seconds. He is approached by a track official, Vinny Shakisha Lumumba Costello.

Alonzo: “What’s up, mon?”

Vinny: “I wuz wondering if I could aks you a small favor.”

Alonzo: “Sure, mon. What is it?”

Vinny: “Well, you know dat Mayor Daley’s son, Bobby, is running against you. How do you think he’ll do?”

Alonzo: “Not too well, mon. Bobby’s clocked an 11.68, so I’d say he’s going to have a bit of trouble.”

Vinny: “Well, Mayor Daley was hoping you might be able to help out.”

Alonzo: “How?”

Vinny: “Well, da mayor called me a few minutes ago and said that several members of your family—your mom, three sisters, two brothers, a coupla uncles, a niece, a nephew and your grandmothers are all missing.”

Alonzo: “What are you talkin’, mon?? They’re all at home in Ocho Rios watchin’ me on the big screen. Missing, heh.”

Vinny: “No, I’m telling you that somebody has kidnaped all of dem. Of course, us being 2,000 miles away, dere’s nuttin’ the Chicago P.D. can do.”

Alonzo (looking shook): “Well, mon, what could you do anyway?”

Vinny: “Well, it turns out that the perp is aksing that you let little Bobby win the race and he’ll release your 42 relatives.”

Alonzo (disgustedly): “I can’t throw no race, mon.”

Vinny (lets out long sigh): “I understand, you have scruples, man. I admire that. But, say, how much are mass funerals going for in Jamaica these days?”

Headline in next day’s Chicago Tribune:

Bobby Is Da Man, Flies by Swift to Take the 100 Meters!
Though slowest time in 100 years, 12.4 is enough to garner the win

Photo caption: U.S. President for Life Barack “Daddy” Obama places a laurel wreath on Bobby Daley’s head after his stirring surprise victory in the 100 meters.

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  • Charles Martel

    Chicago, August 12, 2016. Star Jamaican sprinter Alonzo Swift is stretching before the finals of the 100 meter dash, which he holds the world record for at 9.54 seconds. He is approached by a track official, Vinny Shakisha Lumumba Costello.

    Alonzo: “What’s up, mon?”

    Vinny: “I wuz wondering if I could aks you a small favor.”

    Alonzo: “Sure, mon. What is it?”

    Vinny: “Well, you know dat Mayor Daley’s son, Bobby, is running against you. How do you think he’ll do?”

    Alonzo: “Not too well, mon. Bobby’s clocked an 11.68, so I’d say he’s going to have a bit of trouble.”

    Vinny: “Well, Mayor Daley was hoping you might be able to help out.”

    Alonzo: “How?”

    Vinny: “Well, da mayor called me a few minutes ago and said that several members of your family—your mom, three sisters, two brothers, a coupla uncles, a niece, a nephew and your grandmothers are all missing.”

    Alonzo: “What are you talkin’, mon?? They’re all at home in Ocho Rios watchin’ me on the big screen. Missing, heh.”

    Vinny: “No, I’m telling you that somebody has kidnaped all of dem. Of course, us being 2,000 miles away, dere’s nuttin’ the Chicago P.D. can do.”

    Alonzo (looking shook): “Well, mon, what could you do anyway?”

    Vinny: “Well, it turns out that the perp is aksing that you let little Bobby win the race and he’ll release your 42 relatives.”

    Alonzo (disgustedly): “I can’t throw no race, mon.”

    Vinny (lets out long sigh): “I understand, you have scruples, man. I admire that. But, say, how much are mass funerals going for in Jamaica these days?”

    Headline in next day’s Chicago Tribune:

    Bobby Is Da Man, Flies by Swift to Take the 100 Meters!
    Though slowest time in 100 years, 12.4 is enough to garner the win

    Photo caption: U.S. President for Life Barack “Daddy” Obama places a laurel wreath on Bobby Daley’s head after his stirring surprise victory in the 100 meters.

  • kali

    The Chicago Way. Those of us who live downstate know it well.

    It’s why I don’t think Obama is a socialist–he’s not enough of an idealist to even be an ideologue. He’s trying to nationalize everything that moves, yes, but it’s to make it easier to hand out lucrative rewards to supporters. The more control you have, the more potential for corruption. To paraphrase Willie Sutton, he’s stealing the banks because that’s where the money is.

    The opportunities to reward his friends with Olympic goodies will be innumerable.

    Full disclosure. I work for an institution that is a FOO (Friend of Obama) Last year we were facing a 10% cut across the board. This year, we’re seeing a 1% increase. It’s good to work for the government . . .

  • SADIE

    Oy..Charles, you may have ‘hit’ on something. All this time I was wondering how Obama sprinted to the W.H. leaving his opponents jumping hurdles instead.

  • Mike Devx

    kali,

    There is certainly truth to the fact that Obama is playing politics with everything, and his goal is to ensure that the benefits of his huge government expansion go primarily to those counties that voted for him. There was an interesting blurb today that the majority of the “Porkulus Stimulus Funds” are actually not going to the counties with the worst unemployment rates, but to other counties, and many of the receivers of the funds are actually quite well off comparatively.

    But I still do think Obama remains a socialist/statist. You do have to remember his infamous reply to Joe The Plumber during the campaign:

    “It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance at success, too… My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody. … I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

    Now, I think it’s better for the wealth to be spread around rather than concentrated in the hands of a very few. I liked the American middle class when it was thriving, and I don’t like oligarchies nor dictatorships. But Obama intends to seize control of the flow of all moneys, revenues, and sources of wealth, and redistribute it as he sees fit. That defines socialism/statism.

    My question would be, is Obama naive or is he nefarious? For by concentrating power overwhelmingingly in the government, he is going to create an oligarchy, and the end result is that he will not “spread the wealth around”… he will concentrate it into the hands of the corrupt few. That’s just human nature when you’re dealing with an all-powerful government, and the creation of that corrupt oligarchy will be inevitable upon an Obama success.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    Obama is looting this nation, destroying its foundations, and wasting the blood and treasure paid by America’s ancestors. How much of this will real Americans take before they take more drastic action?

    How many have to die before we, as the Sunnis, realized what we were truly dealing with?

    There’s always a number, a limit. Always. You can get people to do anything, you just have to push them enough.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com/ Ymarsakar

    But I still do think Obama remains a socialist/statist.

    Which is another way of saying he is a hypocrite and a wannabe Lenin/Stalin. Mass murderer in training.