Friday, October 2, 2009

Why Chicago?

I'm sitting here watching em pitch Chicago for the 2016 Summer Olympics. I see them pitching a lot of great aspects of Chicago, almost none of which people visiting the Olympics will ever see. The wonderful diversity, charm and overall just nicey nice of Chicago.
I can think of a lot of midwest cities that would be much more deserving. Why not our own Twin Cities, Sioux Falls, Fargo, Bismark or, better yet, Rapid City? What better backdrop than the Mount Rushmore National Memorial? After the Olympics they could stick around for the rally in Sturgis. Really! Wouldn't that be a great taste of what America really is? Mount Rushmore and Sturgis? Really!
Oh good freakin grief. Mrs Obama is playing the, do it for my Dad who had ms and would have brought a tear to my hero's eye, card. You know, because of the Paralympic(sp) thing. Uh oh, here comes Mr Change. He just called his Wife a "big" selling point. He's talking about all the different hoods. Spose he's gonna talk about the 'southside' and some of their more (here comes the racist claims) colorful residents? Nope. He must have forgot.
Well, other midwest cities ain't gonna happen but I would really love to visit Rio. Chicago, not so much.