Rippin' the Olympics

I join Garrard McClendon on his CLTV show analyzing the many defects of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics.



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  • The both of you are a joke.

  • Dennis, you surely have a right to dismiss the Olympics bid...but to base some of this dismissal on the "will of the people" is to argue the people really know what the hell they're voting on (9/3 Tribune report on dropping approval rates)... I believe in democracy's THEORY but its PRACTICE often leaves much to be desired.... here we have an example of the people expressing their opinions something like a family arguing over the shoulder of a surgeon as to where to cut their uncle....sometimes the babble of criticism in a democracy is, well, just babble...I often take a different point of view at

  • Right Dennis, Chicago aint ready for The Olympics.
    Daley and Ryan can fly to Madrid to see them.

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