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Rhode makes Olympic history with gold medal
NBC Sports ^ | Jul 29, 9:45a ET

Posted on 07/29/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by reefdiver

Edited on 07/29/2012 9:44:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

LONDON (AP) Kim Rhode won the gold medal in women's skeet shooting Sunday, making her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; banglist; chat; sports; womensshooting

1 posted on 07/29/2012 9:04:04 AM PDT by reefdiver
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To: reefdiver

How many innocent clay pigeons had to die for her to win her gold medal?


2 posted on 07/29/2012 9:10:18 AM PDT by GnL
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To: GnL

“How many innocent clay pigeons had to die...”

Ha!

Everyone thought they were so innocent and pure, but you forget, they still had feet of clay...

(Oooo, that was bad! I will go away and hang my head in shame...)


3 posted on 07/29/2012 9:14:17 AM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: reefdiver

Note to future burglers: do NOT break into Kim Rhode’s house.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 9:14:52 AM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: reefdiver

An amazing feat, especially since she switched to skeet after women’s doubles trap was dropped from the Olympics. Two very different games. Plus Olympic skeet is much more demanding than “American” skeet.

She shot 500-1000 targets a day, every day, for a year to hone her skills.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GnL

Save the skeets!

Preserve skeet habitat.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 10:10:05 AM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: BwanaNdege; GnL
My mom was an Ace shot on college team..Never picked up the sport myself. BUT my son's first shots with a BB gun took the head off the rooster on the copula's weather-vane. He's discovered the sport as an adult. Shame on me for not encouraging his talent.
7 posted on 07/29/2012 10:13:43 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: reefdiver
Oh yea! Nothing better than the smell of female pheromones and gun powder!
8 posted on 07/29/2012 10:15:30 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: reefdiver
Oh yea! Nothing better than the smell of female pheromones and gun powder!
9 posted on 07/29/2012 10:16:50 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: reefdiver

She was 17 or 18 when she won her first olympic gold.

I have always been a little irritated that the media ignored her accomplishments.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 10:17:12 AM PDT by lack-of-trust
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To: Texas Mulerider

I have yet to find a good recipe for skeet, anyone have any? Still tastes better than coot or scoters though.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 10:22:13 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12-XXX= Now what? Cain?XX Guess not. I GIVE UP)
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To: reefdiver
Somewhere in London, LoLo Jones is smiling.
12 posted on 07/29/2012 10:23:04 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: conservaterian
I have yet to find a good recipe for skeet, anyone have any?

You gotta boil 'em a long, long time. Even then, they still taste kinda chalky.
13 posted on 07/29/2012 10:47:40 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: reefdiver
When does Obama start apologizing? The Americans win in a shooting sport.
14 posted on 07/29/2012 10:48:40 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: conservaterian

Never mind cooking, how do you clean ‘em?


15 posted on 07/29/2012 11:01:43 AM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: reefdiver

16 posted on 07/29/2012 11:02:39 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: GnL

“How many innocent clay pigeons had to die...?”


They were probably Chinese clay pigeons so its ok.


17 posted on 07/29/2012 11:03:17 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: reefdiver

Can’t anyone say...Hooray for her!!!!


18 posted on 07/29/2012 11:05:00 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: conservaterian

I have yet to find a good recipe for skeet, anyone have any?


Marinade in soy sauce and olive oil for 2 years. Than slow cook for 2 weeks in a cock pot.
Let me know what you think...if you live.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 11:06:55 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: TomGuy

they still taste kinda chalky.


I think they taste kind of like chicken made from chalk.:)
I can’t stop.

Anyhow Hooray for Kim Rhodes!
BTW It probably wouldn’t hurt Romney if he would hang out with her for the day.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 11:12:33 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: reefdiver

I hear that the President has already called to congratulate her. Here’s a rush transcript of the conversation: “You didn’t do that! You may be thinkin’ ‘I worked harder than everyone else’ but there are lots of hard workin’ Olympians out there. You didn’t do that.”


21 posted on 07/29/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: lack-of-trust
I have always been a little irritated that the media ignored her accomplishments.

That's because guns are icky.

22 posted on 07/29/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT by Redcloak (Mitt Romney: Puttin' the "Country club" back in "Republican".)
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To: reefdiver

If Palin had decided to enter this event, she would have won easily. (/sarcasm)


23 posted on 07/29/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: reefdiver

If Palin had decided to enter this event, she would have won easily. (/sarcasm)


24 posted on 07/29/2012 12:36:56 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: reefdiver

Medals are made in China.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: reefdiver

PULL !......:o)

Congratulations Kim !


26 posted on 07/29/2012 12:42:27 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator
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To: cruise_missile

All METALS are made in China, aren’t they? They certainly can’t be made here. We’re not allowed to scar the Earff here in ‘Murica.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 1:10:43 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: reefdiver

Commercial TV Networks in the U.S.A. have not ever reported Olympic firearms sport results, as such. Firearm proficiency as part of a combined event (i.e., triathlon) has been reported, albeit likely with a twinge of pain.


28 posted on 07/29/2012 3:12:29 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: reefdiver

Commercial TV Networks in the U.S.A. have not ever reported Olympic firearms sport results, as such. Firearm proficiency as part of a combined event (i.e., triathlon) has been reported, albeit likely with a twinge of pain.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 3:12:46 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: reefdiver
I'm disappointed they haven't made Skeet Surfing an official Olympic Sport, yet.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 3:14:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Redcloak
"That's because guns are icky."

I'm not entirely sure why, but that made me literally LOL. :)

31 posted on 07/30/2012 6:37:13 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: GnL

——All of them. Even the ones she misses still commit suicide because they don’t know how to land.

Jeb Clampet, Beverly Hillbillies guy, had a recipe for skeets, as I recall.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 1:07:53 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: GnL
How many innocent clay pigeons had to die for her to win her gold medal?

99 out of 100.

33 posted on 07/30/2012 8:59:20 PM PDT by zot
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To: zot
99 out of 100.

Actually, all 100. She just didn't hit one of them.
34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:07:56 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: rabidralph

“attack..... brought on the most casualties in American history”

Ah, NO, not true, Pearl Harbor, civil war battles, 911, I would include the massacres enabled by Fast & Furious in that tally, among others.

The oh so sensitive author of this tripe is a twit.


35 posted on 07/31/2012 12:57:27 AM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: GnL

I thought about that, and then as I typed from my naugahyde sofa, I also pondered how many poor innocent naughas had to die to make this sofa...and being the “evil Freeper I am”, I just laughed, and laughed, and laughed....


36 posted on 07/31/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT by OCCASparky (Steely-eyed killer of the deep.)
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To: TomGuy

Perhaps you could use them to cure heartburn and indigestion


37 posted on 07/31/2012 3:59:43 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Texas Mulerider
Save the skeets! Preserve skeet habitat.

Heck no! My two favorite pastimes are hunting snipe and skeet. I love snipe stew with just a dash of paprika. And my all time favorite meal is lobster Thermidor au Crevette with a Mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and skeet.
38 posted on 07/31/2012 4:07:28 PM PDT by Krankor
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To: Krankor

I confess to having hunted skeet myself this past weekend. But I did it responsibly: I left the hens alone.


39 posted on 07/31/2012 7:06:34 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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