Hearing of Marco Rubio's Olympic Tax Elimination Act, Gabby Douglas responded with a gold medal performance in the all-around gymnastics competition. A brilliant floor routine may have been the reason why "The Flying Squirrel" was able to finish atop the podium, but who knows how she would have done were it not for Senator Rubio's proposed tax incentivization of our gold medal creators. She should show some gratitude to her country!
In a segment on Fox News' "America Live," guest host Alisyn Camerota and guest commentator, satellite radio host David Webb, agreed: Gabby Douglas's pink — nearly commie red — leotard did not do justice to the U.S. of A…
"…some folks have noticed that American athletes' uniforms don't carry the Stars and Stripes look as much as they had in past years. The famous flag-style outfits worn in years past replaced with yellow shirts, gray tracksuits, pink leotards. So how do we show our patriotism at the games?"
How do we show our patriotism at events in which gold medal-winning athletes listen to "The Star-Spangled Banner" as an American flag is hoisted up above their American flag-embroidered uniforms? Webb thought the problem is more general, extending even to our sacred ballparks…
"We've also lost over time that jingoistic feeling. You know, the National Anthem, we sing it at baseball games. I think the National Anthem should be followed with, 'Play ball.' It's kind of an American thing. We've lost a little of that, you know, saying The Pledge of Allegiance. And I think that plays over into some of this soft acceptance. You know what? Red, white and blue — wear it. Wave it. Be proud to be an American. It's not a political issue. But they make it a social issue."
At least another ginned up uniform controversy is a step up from asking for her birth certificate.
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Tags: Flags, Fox News, Gabby Douglas, Olympics, Patriotism, Sports
While Rafalca — the most-personable and least-embarrassing member of the Romney family — was busy doing America proud in Europe today, MoveOn.org released this web ad, featuring the world-famous dressage horse…
Okay, so, I have a number of questions concerning this ad…
First of all, that's not the real Rafalca, is it? Because I think that would be a stunning betrayal, and far too classless an act for the Rafalca I've come to know.
Also, how exactly is the amount of money that the Romney's spend on their Olympic-competing horse relevant? Am I supposed to get angry because multi-millionaires Mitt and Ann Romney have bunch of money to spend on something that they care about? I kinda knew that going in; that's sort of the definition of "multi-millionaire," isn't it? If the point is that I'm supposed to get mad at the Romneys for being rich, shouldn't I also get mad at Barack Obama for being rich?
Finally — and this is the biggest question — how did they get that horse to remember all its lines. And don't tell me that it's reading off a teleprompter, because I'm not so stupid as to believe that horses can read.
Tags: Animals, Ann Romney, Mitt Romney, Money, MoveOn, Olympics, Sports