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Quota Madness: Call for diversity on US Olympics team wins gold for dumb ideas
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Posted on 02/08/2018 5:15:45 AM PST by Strac6

Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to “Darker, Gayer, Different.” If your goal is to win medals, that won’t work.

A USOC official was quoted this week expressing pride (what else?) about taking the most diverse U.S. squad ever to the Winter Olympics. That was followed by a, frankly, embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this year’s U.S. team. No sport that we are aware of awards points – or medals – for skin color or sexual orientation.

For the current USOC, a dream team should look more like the general population. So, while uncomfortable, the question probably needs to be asked: were our Olympians selected because they’re the best at what they do, or because they’re the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from Column A, B and C?

If someone is denied a slot on a team because of prejudice, that’s one thing. Complaining that every team isn’t a rainbow of political correctness defeats the purpose of sports, which is competition. At the Olympic level, not everyone is a winner. Not everyone gets a little plastic trophy to take home.

Sorry. “Faster, Higher, Stronger” still works better than “We win because we’re different.”

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1 posted on 02/08/2018 5:15:45 AM PST by Strac6
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To: Strac6

Sexual profligacy, noro, and quotas.

Yup, gotta love these Olympics.

Won’t see TV.


2 posted on 02/08/2018 5:18:12 AM PST by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Strac6

There’s no such thing as “race”; it’s just a social construct.

In sports, this is obvious; merit wins, not color.

Medals are given for merit, not participation.


3 posted on 02/08/2018 5:19:33 AM PST by CondorFlight
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To: Strac6

We need more men on the women’s teams.


4 posted on 02/08/2018 5:20:59 AM PST by AppyPappy (Don't mistake your dorm political discussions with the desires of the nation)
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To: Strac6

Does this mean they’re going to demand more white people on the track and field teams??


5 posted on 02/08/2018 5:22:48 AM PST by CAluvdubya (<---has now left CA for NV, where God/guns have not been outlawed! She's done and he's won!)
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To: Strac6

I like it.
Looking forward to the majority of runners and boxers at the Summer Games being white.


6 posted on 02/08/2018 5:23:34 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Strac6

So not only must teams be from different backgrounds, now each team has to have members from different backgrounds. They’re working on making each individual a mix of different backgrounds.

When every person is “diverse”, (can a specific percentage be far off), then they will all be the same, and thus easier to control.


7 posted on 02/08/2018 5:25:15 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Strac6

They already OKd guys competing in women’s sports.

So that kind of does it for women’s sports completely.


8 posted on 02/08/2018 5:25:37 AM PST by freedumb2003 (obozo took 8 years to try to destroy us. Trump took 1 to rebuild us. MAGA!!)
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To: Strac6

Young athletes practice half their life preparing and dreaming of Gold...and morons like this try to lay some sort of guilt on them..
complete azzholes


9 posted on 02/08/2018 5:26:03 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Strac6

I refuse to watch the olympics because of the lack of short, overweight, 50+, white guys. Once they fix that lack of diversity I’ll feel included and consider watching. /sarc


10 posted on 02/08/2018 5:26:12 AM PST by LostPassword
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To: Strac6
We need more fat size-challenged swimmers.
11 posted on 02/08/2018 5:26:18 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (The revolution will not be televised (at least, not by CNN).)
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To: Strac6

What a shame I am going to miss it all.


12 posted on 02/08/2018 5:26:56 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: Strac6

The homos already have what they call ‘gay’ olympics & the actual olympics have competitors of every race, color, and creed.

This is so stupid, it’s insulting.


13 posted on 02/08/2018 5:27:23 AM PST by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: Strac6

Maybe they have new events this year like:
Well I can’t say on here because of the terms of agreement:

Please: NO profanity, NO personal attacks, NO racism or violence in posts.


14 posted on 02/08/2018 5:27:25 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Consti.tution is an instrument for the people to restrain the government...Patrick Henry)
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New swimming event: the butt stroke


15 posted on 02/08/2018 5:29:05 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Consti.tution is an instrument for the people to restrain the government...Patrick Henry)
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Leep wrote: What a shame I am going to miss it all. I won't be watching the olympics until they have a stupid competition, and award contestants with gold/silver/bronze medals. The competition would be fierce!
16 posted on 02/08/2018 5:33:26 AM PST by heterosupremacist (Domine Iesu Christe, Filius Dei, miserere me peccatorem!)
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To: LostPassword
I refuse to watch the olympics because of the lack of short, overweight, 50+, white guys. Once they fix that lack of diversity I’ll feel included and consider watching.


17 posted on 02/08/2018 5:35:40 AM PST by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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To: Strac6

I wonder how many deserving white athletes lost a slot via manipulation and bending the rules to get more “diversity”.


18 posted on 02/08/2018 5:37:36 AM PST by GnuThere
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To: Strac6; big'ol_freeper; Impy; SevenofNine; Cletus.D.Yokel; Rummyfan; Liberty Valance; Perdogg; ...
Re: Unless it’s changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to “Darker, Gayer, Different.”

Gadzooks and Genral Jackson-- AND they STILL don't have any "persons... of metal" on the damn team either!

19 posted on 02/08/2018 5:38:02 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Old Yeller; LostPassword
I refuse to watch the olympics because of the lack of short, overweight, 50+, white guys. Once they fix that lack of diversity I’ll feel included and consider watching.


20 posted on 02/08/2018 5:48:26 AM PST by BlueLancer (Black Rifle Coffee - Freedom, guns, tits, bacon, and booze!)
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