Friday, February 9, 2018

From FOX ... US Olympians: "Darker, Gayer, Different"

This dufus is obviously trying to curry favor with our xenophobic and bigoted president.

Fox News Executive Vice President John Moody making a fool of himself and his very pro Trump network.




Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to “Darker, Gayer, Different.” If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.

A USOC official was quoted this week expressing pride (what else?) about taking the most diverse U.S. squad ever to the Winter Olympics. That was followed by a, frankly, embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s U.S. team. No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.

For the current USOC, a dream team should look more like the general population. So, while uncomfortable, the question probably needs to be asked: were our Olympians selected because they’re the best at what they do, or because they’re the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from Column A, B and C

lets take a look at the make-up of the team why don't we?

This year, Team USA is made up of 108 women and 134 men, with 10 African-American athletes and 11 Asian-American athletes in the mix, as well as the first ever openly gay male athletes to represent American at the Winter Olympics:... (source).

So, what is the percentage breakdown:

Males - 55.3%
Female - 44.6%
African American - 0.04%
Asian - 0.045%
Openly gay - 0.0041


We welcome anyone to attempt a rational argument as to why VP Moody and Fox News would lower themselves to making such an absurd argument. We are, always have been, and always will, remain a nation of immigrants. It is, what makes us great. The diversity of our people and athletes most certainly should be reflected in our Olympic team.

BTW, Diversity will in no way shape or form hurt our chances of continuing to win medals.


8 comments:

  1. "We welcome anyone to attempt a rational argument as to why VP Moody and Fox News would lower themselves to making such an absurd argument"

    There isn't a rational reason to explain the irrational xeno-homo-phobic rant VP Moody made on the propaganda arm of the RNC, FOX Newz. That disgusting report was made to keep the 30 percenters stirred up and yelling at their teevees. As you've pointed out, white Americans are the predominant race representing America in the Olympics, but we are proud that there is some diversity in our athletes who represent us. Great post, RN!

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  2. Thanks Shaw.

    Indeed there is no rational argument that can be put worth Shaw. Finding a logical rationale to explain such statement is impossible. Any rationale used by Moody, tRump, or any other of a similar mindset would rest on a straw man argument, or worse.

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  3. RN is Kissing Shaw’s ass again

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  4. "Oswald Fri Feb 09, 05:20:00 PM EST
    RN is Kissing Shaw’s ass again"

    Oswald! You say that as if it were a bad thing!

    I assume "Oswald" is an escapee from the Stench Trench and is one of a dozen sock puppets that infest that swamp. Ammirite?

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    1. That be a correct assumption Shaw. Although I believe he can be found on other righty tighty weblogs as well

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  5. BTW Oswald, do you have a comment relative to the blog post? Or is the content of the post to far above your head to comprehend?

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  6. RN, those WYD escapees are foot-stampingly juvenile. They absolutely will not tolerate the fact that you are not a lock-step GOPer, but one who thinks for himself and can actually agree on many points with me. They call that "kissing up/sucking up" when, in fact, it's really critical thinking. Notice how not one of those "sucking up/kissing up to DJT" blogs has not mentioned the wife-beating scandal that's engulfing Trump's presidency. Read any of those sad cultists' blog and you'll see they're still trashing Hillary, who has absolutely no power and no influence on Washington. That's all they've got. That and being p.o.ed over the fact that we can be civil to each other.

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    1. Isn't I sad Shaw? Those folks feel 24/7 that they are the victims of one perceived injustice or another, most of which are merely figments of their imaginations caused by their irrational fears. They are incapable of having a civil and rational conversation because for them it is either you are for us OR you're against us. For them there can be no compromise. Those folks, rather than consider all possibilities, and look for a win-win for America and all her people, seek only the win-lose scenario. They win and anyone who disagrees deserves to lose. Period.

      Folks like those who frequent far right weblogs and march in lockstep with reactionary and conservative ideology are likely among the most unhappy and unhealthy of folks. I kind of feel sorry for them.

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