We just watched a fecal festival erupt because Mitt Romney gave his frank assessment that some of the things he – as an expert – saw going on with the Olympic Games in London were “disconcerting.”
You’d have thought he’d said that Adolf Hitler was a good and kind man or something.
You’d have thought that Mitt Romney had sent back a bust of Winston Churchill to tell Britain, “You can have your crap back.” [See libturd blog site get hysterical over the charge and decry the “lie”. You can see the White House itself say that Krauthammer lied and Obama didn’t return the bust of Churchill. And then see the British Embassy confirm that, yes, in fact, Obama sent back the bust of their most famous prime minister hero]. And of course the fact that this disgrace WAS a widely reported fact back in February of 2009 doesn’t keep liberals from trying to rewrite the facts. Because Democrats ARE after all the Party of “Big Brother.”
To finish that last paragraph, the Obama administration lies about ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. It’s just too damned bad that we’re not living in the days of Cronkite when one lying but honest-sounding liberal could say, “And that’s the way it is” with his propaganda. And now, caught red-handed lying, the White House is forced to admit that yes, Obama is in fact the anti-Churchill who would have sold Britain out to the Nazis the way his hero Neville Chamberlain tried to do and he didn’t want to look at “the Bulldog” who saved the world from socialism.
Well, it turns out that Mitt Romney knows what he’s talking about and liberals are demagogue fools and Romney’s views were more than worthy of listening to:
London Games Organizers Fill Empty Seats With Free Tickets For Troops And Students
Canadian Press | By Graham Dunbar, The Associated Press Posted: 07/29/2012 5:25 am Updated: 07/29/2012
LONDON – Local students and troops are getting free tickets to the London Games after blocks of prime seats were left empty at some of the Olympic venues, organizing chief Sebastian Coe said Sunday.
Coe responded to widespread criticism after the first full day of competition by predicting that seats left unused, largely by Olympics and sports officials, will stop being an issue as the games move through the preliminary rounds.
“It is obvious, some of those seats are not being used in the early rounds so that’s where we put the military in there. That’s why we have students and teachers in there,” Coe said at a briefing.
He declined to blame Olympic sponsors, whom he had earlier promised to “name and shame” if they did not use their allocations.
Sponsors including Coca-Cola and Visa defended how they used their quotas, which amount to eight per cent of the 8.8 million available tickets, Coe said.
The issue is sensitive for Olympics organizers and British sports fans after hundreds of thousands of people failed to get tickets in an initial public ballot.
“There is not a single person who thinks it is shambolic,” Coe insisted, adding that no one would object to free tickets for military personnel who “stepped up to the mark” this month to help solve a security staffing crisis at venues.
Yet broadcast images of such signature Olympic events as gymnastics and swimming revealed rows of empty seats for qualifying rounds on Saturday. Tennis matches at Wimbledon’s Centre Court were sparsely attended just weeks after the iconic Grand Slam event there was completely sold out.
Army personnel were attending gymnastics sessions Sunday morning at the North Greenwich Arena during down time from security duties.
“There are a whole bunch of the military actually sitting in those seats at the moment. We can and we have moved them in there,” Coe said.
Students and teachers from east London neighbourhoods also will get late calls for free tickets having already been accredited in a planned reallocation program. Some ticket holders will get upgrades inside venues, Coe added.
Some of the blame for the opening day embarrassment was falling on “accredited people” — including the Olympic family, athletes, and some sponsors and media, organizers said.
Coe said it was typical at the Olympics for sports and national team officials to be “dragged to any number of venues,” and be too busy to attend events in the opening days. “I don’t think you will be seeing this as an issue long-term during the games.”
Sponsors, whose legal rights to protect their brand at the Olympics often fuel criticism, also were defended by the organizing committee chairman.
“I am not sure naming and shaming is what we are into at the moment. Sponsors are turning up,” Coe said.
British Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt had said late Saturday that the no-shows probably corporate guests.
“We think it was accredited seats that belonged to sponsors,” Hunt said. “But if they’re not going to turn up, we want those tickets to be available for members of the public, because that creates the best atmosphere.”
Coca-Cola and Visa said they gave most of their allocated seats to prize winners in promotional offers.
Coca-Cola said its competitions allowed people “to choose the event they really wanted to attend.”
“We have also invited some long-standing partners, employees, and customers to attend the Games. We believe that usage levels of our tickets have been extremely high so far,” Coca-Cola said in a statement.
Visa said it made “great efforts to ensure that our ticket allocations are fully used.”
Organizers will continue to offer more opportunities for people to attend Olympics events.
Releasing tickets for walk-up sales allowed about 1,000 seats to be sold for gymnastics on Saturday, and the Wimbledon policy of “recycling” tickets has been adopted.
Coe said almost 300 people saw handball matches on Saturday by buying cheap tickets — 5 British pounds ($7.87) for adults, 1 pound ($1.57) for children — which were handed in for re-sale by the original holders upon leaving the venue.
It’s actually even WORSE than that. They’re not just GIVING tickets to soldiers; they are literally DRAFTING them to go to the Games so London can pretend their games aren’t “disconcerting.”
Military drafted in to fill empty seats at London Olympics
Ivan Alvarado / Reuters
By Ian Johnston, NBC News
Ivan Alvarado / Reuters
Spectators sit among empty seats during the men’s Group A volleyball match between Britain and Bulgaria at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday.
LONDON – Britain was forced to bring in military personnel at short notice to provide security for the London Olympics — and has now done the same to help fill thousands of empty seats at several venues despite the massive public demand for tickets.
Many ordinary people who applied for tickets — in what was essentially a lottery – missed out and there were numerous complaints about the allocation process.
But the first day saw rows of empty seats at events including swimming, dressage, tennis, gymnastics and volleyball — according to reports in The Guardian and Telegraph newspapers — to the outrage of many, including U.K. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Hunt said the sight of so many empty seats was “very disappointing,” according to ITV News. “I was at the Beijing Games, in 2008, and one of the lessons that we took away from that, is that full stadia create the best atmosphere, it’s best for the athletes, it’s more fun for the spectators, it’s been an absolute priority,” he added.
Usually you’ve got to “draft” soldiers to do things like get blown to bits fighting wars.
Gosh, every single liberal media outlet on the planet: THAT’S DISCONCERTING.