Skip to comments.Obama announces that US athletes will not be allowed to compete in the Sochi Olympics.
Posted on 03/02/2014 9:08:57 PM PST by ken5050
Obama just held an unprecedented late Sunday evening press conference at the White House, to announce that in response to Russian actions in the Ukraine, US athletes would not be allowed to compete in the Sochi Olympics. He also said that he was instructing relevant US agencies to immediately ban the importation of Russian caviar, vodka, and borscht into the US.
Reporters were scrambling to attend the WH presser, as they'd been told earlier in the day there would be no more news from the WH. Press secretary Carney apologized for the late hour, but said that the President did not want to interrupt the Academy Awards. "After all, Ellen DeGeneris was hosting, and '12 years a Slave' would win Best Picture,' so we didn't want to keep American from watching that."
Great fun, and very believable, just like John's stuff ................
Only evil republicans use Olympic athletes as pawns..
[cough] Jimmy Carter [cough]
lol, I thought only Reagan did that.
The 1980 Games were the first to be staged in Eastern Europe.
Led by the US with the insistence of its President Jimmy Carter, 65 countries boycotted the games because of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, though some athletes from some of the boycotting countries participated in the games, under the Olympic Flag. This prompted the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics.
"Oh, you're no fun anymore.'
I am with Roberts in terms of how he explains the idiocy of this Administration on the Ukraine:
Can’t we import a carbon based leader with actual gonads?
I thought he wanted them to wear pink underwear at the games to show support.
No, that was just for his staff to wear.
Geez, dude! What do you expect of me on 5 minutes notice, very late Sunday evening?
This was pretty funny.
I find Semmens’ stuff tedious.
Well at least he didn’t ban Russian Dressing.
Hey, I’m number than you’ll ever be.
Count yourself lucky you’re not afflicted with my random brain.
The problem is, though Ken5050 is trying to be funny, I can actually see this scenario happening in real time.
That's the way to tell Putin.
“Turn your head and say ‘Jimmy Carter’...”
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