Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

Losers weepers

Madrid’s bid for the 2020 Olympics lost in the Saturday vote by the International Olympic Committee! Eliminated in the first round.

Why? ¿Why? That's the question today whining on the radio, whinging in the newspapers, whipping up the television, whiffing among politicians, and whimpering from athletes.

Was it the failing economy? The corruption that monopolizes the political parties? The lax attitude toward doping among athletes? The demonstrated continuous incompetence of the municipal and national governments?

We may never know what Madrid did wrong (besides the aforementioned). We only know that we lost. Madrid is a loser. We're losers. We suck.

Or at least, that’s what I’m hearing today.

— Sue Burke
Tags: humor, madrid, olympics
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