Joyanna Adams

Nobody's Opinion

Affirmative Olympic Action

Nobody Flashes

Last night I turned on the Olympics late, finding out that I had missed the women’s gymnastics. I just caught a young woman in tears.

“Okay…what happened?” I thought. The most I could make out is only two girls could go to the finals, so the girls on the American team were fighting each OTHER for the right to go on to compete for the big enchilada, the big Kahuna, the big endorsements…etc.

Being the conspiracy (Where’s there’s smoke there’s somebody’s raging fire) Nobody that I am, I instantly thought…Okay they had to get rid of our best American gymnast in order to let the Chinese win.

Why do I think this way? Because I’ve seen Affirmative Globalization in action. I get my cynicism from going to too many inventors’ conventions, where I saw one fabulous American invention after another be totally ignored in contests where our American University snobs gave big prizes to Chinese students whose inventions weren’t even shown.

But my curiosity overwhelmed me, so I stayed up till 3 am just to see what had happened, and found out there was an entirely different reason behind it.

Now, I’m not one to know the points of every mistake, BUT…the lovely and lively black girl, Gabby Douglas, on her floor exercise, made one of the biggest bloopers I’ve ever seen. She overshot a tumbling run, and stepped widely out of the lines, took more than a few steps, and the judges…gave her a pretty good score.

Up comes the strongest gymnast, Jordyln Wieber, and she does her floor routine, and steps her heel out after a tumbling run…just a smidgen of an inch. For that, the judges killed her.

So, Gabby, who we heard time and time again from the commentators, could destroy a team when she was having a bad night got to go…and nobody dared question the unfair and ridiculous high score given to a black young and upcoming superstar gymnast who will certainly inspired millions of little black girls in the states. Affirmative action  of the “elites” is alive and well in the Olympics.

Now…watch China win.

Here’s the official report.

Even though the Americans had three of the top four qualifiers, only the top two gymnasts from each team advance. Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas will compete in the individual all-around final on Thursday. Wieber’s consolation is that she qualified for the floor exercise final. Her personal coach, John Geddert, said in a statement, “She has trained her entire life for this day, and to have it turn out anything less than she deserves is going to be devastating.

Douglas, who remains a favorite in the all-around, said the team would rally around Wieber while seeking the gold medal. But she said it would be “definitely kind of a little awkward.”

She took a moment to think about what she would say to Wieber, knitting her eyebrows as if deep in thought, but even the chatty Douglas could not come up with anything.

“Um, I’m still working on that,” she said.

Bela Karolyi, Martha Karolyi’s husband and the coach of the last United States team to win an Olympic gold medal, said Wieber was cheated out of a spot in the all-around, calling it “a lineup mistake” by the personal coaches.

July 30, 2012 Posted by | Affirmative Action, olympics, Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

The Olympics and London’s Big Baby

Nobody’s Opinion

I was going to say something last week about the London Olympic opening ceremony, but really…it left me speechless. It looked like Prince Charles threw up his nightly nightmares onto a big stage and we were all pushed inside his head. The man who put all those little global warming “messages” in his big production, sure didn’t think twice about exposing the thousands in the audience to giant smokestacks belching out sulfuric gas, did he now?

But it was Danny Boyle, not the Prince,  who produced and created everything he thought about England into one big overwhelming polemical statement.

So let me get this straight: Britain went from tending goats, to slaves working in the steel mills, to taking care of sick kids, to party, party, party.  

Huh? That’s not what we think about when Americans  think of England. We think of Shakespeare, NOT Mary Poppins. The Magna Carta, NOT Alice in Wonderland. Henry the VIII, WWI, WWII, Oxford, and Education, and…Kings, and Kings, and more Queens, and Lords.

Forget all that…it was all about those dirty, working, unhappy, slave of a people, who only have sick kids, who grow up and do nothing but text their cell phones while they wander around the city lost.

During  the celebration of the great Health Care System,  you learned those were the REAL nurses and doctors out there dancing. Nobody was wondering who was manning the great British health care system while they were all dancing around? If some poor ‘bloke’ cracked his head practicing that night on the balance bar, he would have to wait for the performance to be over to get a doctor to stitch him up.

Good think Mr. Bean was there to save my mind from exploding.

Come on…How come nobody has made the remark that Prince Charles is about as orgasmic about a tree as any fool on the planet? Nobody Thinks he has a bit to play in this somehow. The BIG tree in the middle was right out of his head. You can’t tell me Mr. Boyle didn’t get a few marching suggestions from the Prince.

And so, the Hobbit land of perfect people, started polluting the earth, and women and men were slaves to the industrial revolution, so England lets China do all the dirty work now…and evolved into its most glorious gift to the world…Universal Healthcare ..and pop  music.

And all of England has sick kids, who have nightmares, while their nurses go out and dance, while their teenagers run all over the city trying to pick each other up with cell phones.

Makes me just want to hop a plane and go to— I’m sorry…Hawaii.

When a giant baby appeared at the end of the ‘hospital” scene..the commentator over here said, ” Well, that’s just creepy.”

It looked like a giant Chucky in cobwebs. What? Are the babies too big in England?

The Queen’s part was fun…her dogs were adorable. And she really was lovely. But they made fun of her anyway. Her subjects were mad because she dared to pick at her nails. Really. She jumped out of a plane, give her a break.  

I tend to notice the little things. Okay, I read too much into the little things. Like the shots of Michelle Obama were SO fast, if you blinked you would have missed it. She had some young black man standing next to her.. and oops…who was he?

Mitt Romney, on the other hand and his wife, had a nice long camera shot…as if to say, “Look, here is your next President.” Which makes me wonder…is it already locked in?   

And then, we had Paul. Nobody criticizes Paul McCartney, but really…I couldn’t believe he went into that old show biz thing where you get the boys to sing and then the girls. I know he did it because he was losing his voice,..but he should have done Live and let Die, ..and then rocked out…instead of “Hey Jude” He had a packed house of young people, from a “entertainers” point of view “Hey Jude” was NOT the song toend the night with.

But then again…maybe he had orders not to wake the big baby.

The “flame” really was quite creative and worth the wait.  Nobody could figure out what the heck all those kids were carrying. Beckham was a bit much.  Nobody Wonders what all those volunteers REALLY got for volunteering? You can bet they got something. Probably free food. They were probably all out of work.

Anybody?

I still can’t make neither head nor tales of the whole thing, so I decided you should read an observation from a real Brit who…says she knows:  

But we, in Britain, knew what it added up to, despite its baffling moments: it was Boyle’s impassioned poem of praise to the country he would most like to believe in. One that is tolerant, multicultural, fair and gay friendly and holds the principles of the welfare state stoutly at its heart. One that is simultaneously silly and earnest, mainstream and subversive, “high” and “low” in its culture.

Right…high, and low—I wonder…will they dare take down that tree? And where is that big baby going to sleep tonight? Is there room in the Tower?

 
 

July 30, 2012 Posted by | olympics | , , , | 6 Comments

   

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