Friday, August 08, 2008

Parade of Nations


So...here I sit like so many others watching the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics. I, as a normal everyday citizen...American...human being...am watching with awe as the drummers light up the stadium with their precise choreography and intensity. I marvel at the fluidity of the dancers and am amazed with the awesome screen that makes the stadium floor transform into so many things...

I am in awe. I am proud of everyone-not just Americans today-but everyone who's worked so hard-many against all odds-to get to where they are at this very moment in time. I am practically on the edge of my seat drinking in the excitement and I can hardly wait to see my team walk past the cameras.

I. An average citizen. American. A human being.

And he. Our president. Sits slouching in his seat, legs spread apart like a frat boy who's had too much to drink. And he's glancing impatiently at his watch.

A disgrace, really-that the leader of our United States doesn't have the manners to at least pretend that he's excited to be at the Olympics. A disgrace that he would have to pretend at all...

It's the OLYMPICS. You are watching the Parade of Nations LIVE.

Some people just have no class, nor do they recognize how privileged they really are.

I am now very ready to vote. *updated* (I'm just ready for him to be out-I knew who I was voting for before this post.)

PS. To the guy from Hungary with the red mohawk. Call me!

18 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

so you are saying one person makes you mad so you won't vote for another person? i don't get this mags. sorry honey. he is not running again.

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoox

Mags said...

No Bee, what I am saying is that I am ashamed that our president looks like he'd rather be at a funeral than at the Olympics...and that I'm very ready for him to leave.

Has nothing to do with who I'm voting for. :)

Dawn said...

What really bothered me were all the USA athletes chewing gum with their mouths open like cattle.

Mags said...

Dawn-I didn't like that either. I saw some others chewing gum too-and people on cell phones-really? You can't wait a couple of hours to talk to the person on the other line? Nuts...

PS. If you are the one who googled the guy from Hungary too-did you find out who he is?!?!?!

Dawn said...

Hi ... I am glad I was not the only one who thought the gum chewing was rude.(smile) I didn't see the cell phone usage...unbelievable.

It was nice to exchange comments with you. Thanks!

Clancy in Idaho said...

I'll have to check out Hungary man! Bummer about people and their gum chewing, cell-phone yappin', and frat-boy sitting. People are people and I'm sure there are many there who are infused with the excitement of what they are privileged to be participating in. It's too bad we don't notice those ones for the classless gum-chewers, cell users, etc...

Lisa said...

Ha! I Googled the guy with the red mohawk and ended up here. If he calls, pass him to me when you're done :)

Amy said...

Ladies...I also googled him and got to this spot. I just had to know who he is...several hours later, here is the link to his profile. No red mohawk but you can see the traces of it in his hair! Yum!
http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/BIO/Athlete/4/231924.shtml

WillThink4Wine said...

Not that I'm a Bush-groupie or anything, but even the President of the United States doesn't always look Presidential. I'd hate to have cameras always pointed at me at certain moments of any given day. I'm full of patriotism and love for our country, but I've yawned during the National Anthem. I certainly hope no one snapped a photo at that particular moment, or at the very least, had the decency not to publish it.

Ivanhoe said...

At least Laura looked graceful as always :o)
US just "killed" Czech in women's basketball. I'm getting little torn here...

Mags said...

Amy: You are my hero for the day! Hel-lo Mr. Hungary! He is dreamy!!!

WT4W: Yeah...I know he's human and usually do let things slide for that reason, but it was horrible-I mean, he looked like it was the last place on earth he'd rather be. Really...it wasn't pretty. A yawn I could have looked past...

Ivana: I would imagine so!! My advice: cheef for the US. LOL!!!

Linda said...

The French President didn't look anymore thrilled to be there than our President did until the athletes from his country took their turn walking into the stadium.

I think that based on the fact that it was so incredibly hot and humid there and that the ceremony was much, much longer than we saw on TV I'd have to be a little lenient with those sitting in the stands. Granted, he's the President and he's under a microscope but he's the first President to ever attend the opening ceremonies to begin with. At least I think I heard that somewhere. The news media doesn't do him any favors either when they catch him at moments when he's being just a regular guy and has turned off the Presidential for a moment or two. Just sayin' ...

Oh, and while I'm at it - you have been tagged over on my blog. I couldn't help it, it just happened!

Mo said...

Girl, you're braver than I am talking political smack on your blog!

I love it that you have an Olympic crush.
Is he gonna be your Future Ex-Husband?
:)

Mags said...

Well Mo, I think that those who know me best know that I hold a very high standard for people who have chosen to live a public life. I get it-he's human. But he's also representing ME at the olympics.

And hell, it's my blog, right? I'm not saying I hate America. And I'm not saying that my vote is swayed because of his behavior-in fact, he has nothing to do with who I'm voting for.

If anyone is offended or can't understand that we are all entitled to our opinions-then fooie to them.

Rocketstar said...

Not enough action for me to watch the opening ceremony, bring on the games!

Travis said...

I don't mind the cell phones. It could be that those athletes wanted to share the experience with loved ones.

You know, "Hi Mom! Guess where I am right now! Can you see me on tv?"

crazy working mom said...

I didn't see the ceremonies, but it would be amazing to see it. Well, without all of the pollution of course. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharring importent information in this blog.
It was very nice.
Aşk flashları,yazılı soruları'new generation portal.