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"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

This Clown Had Better Hope That He Dies Within Twelve Years

After weeks of negotiations with the International Olympic Committee, Los Angeles officials have reached a deal to host the 2028 Summer Games under terms they hope will generate hundreds of millions in savings and additional revenues.

The agreement will bring the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time, after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 and 1932. It also opens the door for the 2024 Games to be held in Paris.

“It has been certainly a roller coaster,” L.A. bid chairman Casey Wasserman told The Times, adding that IOC officials “showed a real willingness to be thoughtful and creative.”
Mayor Garcetti might also consider dying or emigrating. The Olympic movement is a festering cesspit of venality and corruption. And that's before you even get to state-sanctioned doping.

A locality would have to be completely chuckleheaded to even think of putting on an Olympics. It's expensive, it brings nothing but chaos for the locals and the benefits of hosting the Olympics are illusionary at best.

The residents of Boston were smarter.

The only thing LA has going for it is that they might have enough stadiums and shit to be able to hosty the Olympics without building anything new. For cities that do build shit for the Olympics tend to get stuck with facilities that just rot away.


Mike Jones said...

I'll give you 2-1 they make money. The UCLA campus will be the Olympic Village for the most part so that simplifies security a lot. San Diego is a hop skip and jump away. San Jose State has nice track facilities... I heard some LA media firm have jumped into the game too. When you have infrastructure, it becomes a matter of sewing the pieces and parts together.

We talk about the deal they cut with the IOC later.

M. Bouffant said...

I'm just going to note that the 1984 L.A. Olympics were a commuting paradise, because they kept big rigs & most other commercial vehicles off the freeways during the day. I wasn't subjected to any chaos.

There's already a new footsball stadium under construction, &, as mentioned, we're pretty well covered for other sporty infrastructure. Transit looks good too.

Not that I'm a big fan of Garcetti, let alone the Olympics, which are basically a conspiracy of the last "nobility" of Europe to suck money from the peasants.