The Olympic torch has arrived in San Francisco, California ::cough cough, wheeze::
In Europe, some protesters tried to snuff out the flame to protest China’s totalitarian policies. If somebody tries to snuff out the flame in California, it’ll be some busybody pencil-neck nosy ne’er-do-well City Council member enforcing the city’s outdoor smoking ban and replacing it with a CFL.
Flamers are usually welcome with open arms in S.F., but not this one.
I hate everything about the Olympics. Its smarmy one-worldism, its long tradition of glorifying dictatorships, its pseudo-religious aura, its fake amateurism, and the ever-present corruption which begins with the host city bids and ends with the athletes. I hope the Beijing Olympics are the debacle that spells the beginning of the end for this long-running, obnoxious charade.
It’s turning out that way so far.