To everyone who is using the Olympics as an agenda to gripe about something...
...shut your damn mouths!
These athletes have worked years to get this opportunity - and most of them...this will be their ONLY opportunity to be in an Olympic event. They have no say whatsoever about where the event is held...nor how the host country's government works. Their job is to come there and put their best effort on display...and hope it's good enough. They seriously do not need to read all the mean comments online talking about "...if the athletes had any compassion, they would refuse to participate...blah blah...refuse..." How about YOU have the compassion to realize they had nothing to do with the political issues...nor the dog issues...nor whatever other issues there are. If you feel so strongly about an issue with certain things regarding these Olympics, write to the people who are in charge of it...don't make the athletes feel like they are lower than scum for participating. That's so wrong...and, turn around and look at yourself in a mirror...guess what? YOU are being a bully.
So, shut your damn mouths!
I know every little girl is supposed to dream about being a princess...I always dreamt of winning an Olympic gold medal.
God, I love the Olympics.
And the Opening Ceremony was beautiful. The most outstanding use of glow sticks I have ever seen in my entire life...and probably ever will see. It was just so gorgeous.
Those of you complaining about the one snowflake not opening into a ring?
Shut your damn mouths!
You try to pull off one of these "Opening Ceremony" things without something going wrong. Seriously. In fact, I bet some of you couldn't program your VCR clock to make it stop flashing "12:00" the entire time you owned it...yet you feel compelled to whine about the snowflake. Ugh.
And, lastly...to CNN sending me "Breaking News" emails without putting "Olympic Results" in the subject line...and to AOL's main screen telling me who just won a medal...and to any other news media sources who don't have the brains enough to realize they haven't aired the competition on television yet...so we might not want to know who won ahead of time...
...SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTHS!
Okay...I'm done now. :
Happy Olympic viewing everyone! :)
(This was my entry for today's "Damn" prompt. The rest of the participating writers can be found by clicking the "We Work For Cheese" link. Enjoy!)