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[ # ] The Olympics Suck
August 7th, 2008 under Hypocrisy, Politics, violence

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I usually don’t watch the Olympics any way. This year I’m taking it a bit farther. I’m not only ticked that such a horrible country (but who are we to point fingers?) was picked to host the Olympics, I’m also very disappointed in the USA Basketball team’s position on China. What a bunch of wimps! Given the recent ESPY award given to Tommie Smith and John Carlos (shown above) I would have thought that our team would be a bit more socially conscious. I know, I’m a dreamer.

So in light of that, I’m not drinking Heineken or Coke during the Olympics. I’m also not going to buy a GM auto or eat at McDonald’s.


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[ # 38504 ] Comment from Schroeder [August 7, 2008, 3:56 am]

Yeah they suck! Don’t you love the cute biographical snippets neatly finished off with a quaint little cliche.

I saw the McDonald’s ad showing lean Olympic athletes holding McChicken sandwiches, but none of them put the thing anywhere near their mouths.

I wonder why. Here’s the nutrition information:

Premium Crispy Chicken Club Sandwich
Serving Size: 9 oz (254 g)
Calories: 630
Calories from fat: 250
Total fat (g): 28
% Daily value: 43
Saturated fat (g): 7
% Daily value: 36
Trans fat (g): 0
Cholesteral (mg): 75
% Daily value: 25
Sodium (mg): 1420
% Daily value: 59
Carbohydrates (g): 60
% Daily value: 20
Dietary fiber (g): 4
% Daily value: 14
Sugars (g): 13
Protein (g): 36
Vitamin A : 8
Vitamin C: 8
Calcium: 20
Iron: 20

[ # 38508 ] Comment from Joe Kennedy [August 7, 2008, 6:19 am]

Of course, you weren’t in the car market anyway, were you? And I bet you won’t miss your Heineken or McDonalds much… with Wendy’s and Dr Pepper ready to step into their roles. Right?

I mean, next you’ll be boycotting Disney, right?

[ # 38509 ] Comment from Joe Kennedy [August 7, 2008, 6:21 am]

PS: I’m not a fan of said country’s human rights record. Just making a snarky comment about your boycott. =)

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