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  • just a conservative girl 11:37 PM on 02/21/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bieber, , , Olympics   

    Keeping Bieber 

    The people of twitter came up with a funny bet about the Men’s Olympic Hockey game.  Loser keeps Justin Bieber.  A sign in Chicago breaks the bad news that the U.S. gets to keep him.

    keeping beiber

  • just a conservative girl 2:29 PM on 01/23/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: lauren, Olympics, uniforms   

    2014 Olympic Uniforms – Made in the U.S.A 

    I love patchwork quilts, but I can’t decide if I like these or not.

    Your thoughts Hot or Not?

    usa olympics

    • EDNAR 2:44 PM on 01/23/2014 Permalink | Reply

      The only thing important here is they be made in America.

      Everyone has different tatstes

  • just a conservative girl 7:21 AM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: douglas, Olympics, petty people   

    And They Are Talking about her Hair? 

    Gabby Douglas has won not just one, but two Olympic gold medals and has the possibility to add some others to her collection.  What are people talking about on social media?  Her hair.  Ok, I need to take a deep breath here.  I was almost in tears when I read this story.  They are talking about what a mess her hair is.

    Gabby wasn’t the athlete that was expected to come home with the all round gold.  That pressure was on her teammate Jordyn, who by the way, didn’t even qualify for the all round competition.  Gabby seized her moment, and it is truly a moment.  Most of the routines are over in less than 3 minutes each.

    Gabby is being raised by a single mom of three.  Can you just imagine what her mom and two sisters had to go without to give Gabby a chance at her dream?  Gabby has lived away from her Virginia home for the past two years so she could train.  Her mom was dead set against letting her go, but her two sisters helped talked mom into it.  She is 16 years old and has accomplished something that no other American ever has.  A gold medal in team competition and the all around Olympic champion.  The life span of a gymnast on this level is very short indeed, and when she saw her opening she took it.  She had grace under pressure and came out on top.

    The sad part is that most of this is coming from other black women.  They were making comments on twitter about how messy her hair got as the competition went on.  Hey ladies, do you think tumbling around like that is easy?  She is going to get sweaty you idiots.

    Gabby, you are beautiful.  You have an amazing talent and a very beautiful smile.  You women that are talking about her hair need to get yourselves a real life and STFU.

    You Go Girl!!!

    • namaste 7:45 AM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      they’re simply sad little people with sad little lives. gabby’s performance was fantastic! GO USA!

    • SignPainterGuy 11:41 AM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Is this the same girl whose nick name is”the Flying Squirrel” ? This was performance extraordinaire, nothing less. And some of her homies feel they have to pick at her hair ? Envy much ?

      I realize I`m just a guy who finds women to be one of GOD`s greatest and most beautiful creations and I like hair; neat, messy, long, short, straight, curly and all in between. I guess I missed Gabby`s messy hair; I was too busy watching her fly !

    • Leslie Appling 11:33 PM on 08/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, SignPainterGuy, big grins. All I can say about your comment. ;-) When a person’s sole focus is hair, theirs or another woman’s, that means there is very little of substance for them to contribute. The only people affected negatively by these petty, shallow, mean-spirited comments are the petty, shallow, mean-spirited people who made them.

    • Jeffythequick 8:01 PM on 08/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am simply amazed at her poise, talent, grace, humility, and abilities to be worried about her hair. In Gabby’s words, “all praise to God” for making her, and for her to take those talents He gave her and increasing them.

      It’s also nice to we Missy singing the Star Spangled Banner and covering her heart at the awards ceremony.

  • Jill 1:39 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Olympics,   

    Wenlock & Mandeville open thread, because someone needs to explain this 

    If they’re supposed to be androgynous, I get that. Male and female are such outdated concepts. But why only one eye?  How does this appeal to kids? Commentary here.

    A cartoon explaining their origins:

    Then there’s that awesome logo:


    • rubyslipperblog 3:13 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I have think I have to say the logo is worse than the mascots. It’s a tough call though since both are beyond explanation. The video shows the characters as metallic which gives them a sleekness and sense of movement. I think the live costumes are just bizarre.

    • fuzislippers 3:17 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Repulsive and frightening. Can you imagine the little kids running, screaming, from these monsters? Geez, they freak out at Disney when they see Mickey Mouse. That logo is just plain horrible.

    • Obi's Sister 5:15 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Somebody ate mushrooms and then watched Monsters, Inc. They are almost as bad as that weird thing designed for the ATL Olympics, that mysteriously disappeared after it was unveiled.

      The logo looks like it was illustrated by the guys that did the old B.C. comic strip.

    • Yukio Ngaby 5:43 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t know what you people are complaining about. “Cute,” cyclopean, robot-monsters are totally the best Olympic mascots ever! And look out because they’re coming for you on a rainbow too!

      And can someone explain to me why a retiring construction worker (awesome retirement party by the way– a banner after 40+ years of hard work… they shouldn’t have…) and his similarly aged wife have two hyperactive, cart-wheeling, eight year old children?

      BTW, does anyone remember the Athens mascots? They both looked like a badly drawn schmoo.

    • Jill 6:11 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      The couple looks more like grandparents. I didn’t get that either.

      #1 son says the eye looks like a security camera. Again, I don’t get it.

      • Yukio Ngaby 11:49 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        My wife pointed out that it said “Happy Retirement Grandpa” on the cake. My bad. You’re right Jill. They’re grandparents.

        Now that you mention it, they do kinda look like security cameras. Heh.

    • Yukio Ngaby 6:40 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

      You know, I wonder if that awful logo is supposed to be a highly stylized map of the UK. I mean Scotland with the rings in it, then England below, Whales to the left of England, and then Northern and southern Ireland on the far left. Kinda weird they’d include southern Ireland though.

      • fuzislippers 8:10 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

        Ooh, that’s a thought. I wonder if you’re right or if it’s some sort of subliminal accident? I’ve always (since it was “unveiled” a couple years ago, anyway) thought it looked downright violent, despite the disgusting fuchsia. The way the top of the 2 in 12 is lopped off just seems so awful, and the points so jagged, angry, and aggressive. I really think it’s the worst logo I’ve ever seen.

        • Yukio Ngaby 8:22 PM on 05/20/2010 Permalink | Reply

          It could also be districts of London. I don’t know nearly enough about London to know how many districts there are or recognize them, but it’s a thought.

  • Jill 7:38 PM on 02/19/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Olympics,   

    Steyn on the Olympics 

    Here we are at our bright and shiny brand-new group blog. How about some Mark Steyn to get things started:

    Hugh Hewitt: Now Mark, how do you feel about the Canadian Olympics? Are you watching them?

    MS: Well, I do like, I mean, I do like the winter Olympics in an entirely non-nationalistic way. I mean, I like, I like these sort of strange sports. I like the two man luge. I can’t think why anyone would invent a two man luge. I have no idea how it originated, but I can’t think, you know, presumably on top of an Alp one day in the 19th Century, two guys thought hey, this would be more fun if we went down the hill together. I have no idea how the thing got started, but I just like the idea of the two man luge, and same with the ice dancing. I love the ice dancing, because the chicks are generally hot, and then the guys in those stupid, little bolero jackets all sort of twirling about like some camp waiter after John Kerry’s decided to send back the Belgian endive, I mean, I just find the whole idea of the winter Olympics, and I especially love curling, of course, which is fantastic, because curling is, the most unfit guys at the winter Olympics are guys in their sort of late 40s, early 50s, chain-smoking guys who look they’ve been sleeping in a dumpster all week…

    The curling jokes are so very easy. But still funny.

    On the liberal media, their denseness, and those tea party women:

    HH: Last question, CNN put out a new poll yesterday, and based on talking to 1,024 people, of whom 124 had been to a Tea Party, they announced that the Tea Parties were male, overwhelmingly conservative, upper class and rural. What do you think of basing an assessment of Tea Parties on 124 people, Mark Steyn?

    MS: Yeah, that’s great polling.

    HH: (laughing)

    MS: I don’t know why, I think CNN is just determined to destroy itself. And it’s really beyond salvation now. And I assume they’re just kind of staggering on until eventually Larry King decides he wants to hang up his hat. The fact is you see an awful lot of women at these Tea Parties.

    HH: Yup.

    MS: It’s amazing to me that you spend two minutes with those crowds, and the one thing you see tons of is feisty women. There’s a lot of feisty women in that movement.

    Read the rest.

    This post was just an ice-breaker. Stay tuned for a torrent of incisive commentary.

    • pjMom 8:22 PM on 02/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey now–watch out for the curling jokes. That’s how PJ Husband and I plan on becoming Olympians. ; )

    • fuzislippers 9:12 PM on 02/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Women Tea Partiers? Say it ain’t so!

      • Jill 9:18 PM on 02/19/2010 Permalink | Reply

        And they’re feisty. I’m not sure whether that’s a compliment, or if it refers to that ubiquitous picture of the tea party woman with the wide-brimmed hat festooned with a dozen tea bags. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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