TCH Olympic Coverage: Kevin Pearce and Shaun White

An Ode to the Olympic Snowboarders from 2007, best friends forever.

Kevin is Love, after a traumatic brain injury.

Open Thread !

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139 Responses to TCH Olympic Coverage: Kevin Pearce and Shaun White

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Kevin was better than Shaun, but tragedy happened. NBC won’t cover this, or Lindsay Vonn diddling Tiger or that kid from Schumaziland who grew up in San Diego. I’m not having a great Olympic experience so far.

    Jimmy Carter boycotted the Olympics in 1980 because Russia was still in Afghanistan or something. I guess only we, the former Dems, remember that? Aren’t we still in Afghanistan.

    • 49erDweet says:

      If we are – and I’m not saying we are – it’s because we’re racists.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      When TAW kindly left a reply to identify the supposed iconic couple were when I had no clue, I knew I had seen that Vonn name before – now I know where. I have not bothered with the Olympics much since they stopped rotating among the networks which oddly enough appears to correspond with the telecasts becoming on long infomercial for NBC and its you must conform to our views approach and the deterioration of the the standards for many of the events.

      I catch curling, and bobsled and a few of the other winter online after the fact. And without those annoying talking heads.

      Yes, they have forgotten a lot about the era of Jimmy and LBJ and Billy Boy and of course he who changed his name but not his stripes (and probably not his dual citizenship – that was most likely evident in those oh so conveniently mislaid passports at State).

      • DeniseVB says:

        I have a feeling NBC’s going to owe refunds to many advertisers, I don’t know how the ratings are going to hold up after botching the Open Ceremonies with the constant overtalk with stupid stuff.

  2. gram krakka says:

    Denise, when did your daughter skate competitively?
    The Olympics used to seem like a bigger deal on tv before there were hundreds of sports cable channels blaring 24/7. Seems diluted & not as special anymore.
    I’m tired of the politicization & preaching. Now even a coin toss is raycist according to Jesse Jackson. I miss ABC sports & the agony of defeat.

  3. Ann says:

    Am I the only one feeling Olympics- smipics?

    Maybe I’ll turn on a Canadian channel and watch without the chatter.

    • lateblum says:

      How do you get a Canadian station? I’d love the option

      • Ann says:

        I live on the border. It is part of our cable package (or rabbit ears with no cable).

        • DeniseVB says:

          I had basic cable in Lake Placid which included the CBC. Followed the ’96 Olympics, more sports less chatter and commercials. They covered everything in real time too, which was easier then since Atlanta was in the same time zone.

    • votermom says:

      KTY is watching figure skating, that’s it

    • NewOrleans says:

      NBC, Katie Couric, SJWers all at one time. Ugh.

      The usual America-haters are all Team USA when they can profit off of it. They’ll wave the flag, proudly stand for the anthem and cheer “AMERICA FIRST” for the cameras when money can be made. Then, they’ll go back to hating all of that when the Olympics are over.

      So . . . No thanks. Not watching. None of it.

    • taw46 says:

      There was a day when I watched all of the Olympics, I think ABC had the best coverage. But who knows, maybe they would be as horrible as NBC if they were covering it now. I tried to watch the opening ceremonies, but they ruined it. Anyway, I do try to catch the figure skating.

      • lateblum says:

        I agree with you. NBC seems to love seeing/hearing themselves on the screen more than they love the Olympics. That said, the coverage of the snowboarding and ski-jumping has been good, I think. If I try really, really hard to listen past the voices of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and just concentrate on the performances, the figure skating remains my favorite sport/art form and I watch it as well. I continue to be disappointed in the choice of those two former skaters as they corrupt the coverage and my enjoyment of the skating.

  4. SHV says:

    Curing mixed doubles did me in…I’m watching New Balance indoor track and field.

  5. SHV says:

    Curling..

  6. mothy2017 says:

    My dad died on Thursday. He was seated on the sofa and his heart stopped. No pain. My mom and I were with him. Still surreal, . Grateful he didn’t have to go to the hospital again.

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  9. Myiq2xu™ says:

    If any of them defect the other team members will be punished and their families will be executed.

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Miranda says:

      I took Mom for one of her doctor’s appointments in the hospital. While we were waiting, I saw a nicely-dressed woman (suit, heels, etc) walking down the hallway holding an infant to her shoulder. She had a cloth on her shoulder, but it was insufficient. The kid barfed all the way down her back and onto the floor. I suspect the baby was a tardis because it looked like more barf than could be contained by one baby.

  11. Dora says:

    Hey ‘Little Adam’ – Nixon wasn’t impeached, moron!

    Schiff: If Fox News Was ‘Essentially the State-Run TV During the Nixon Era,’ He Might Not Have Been Impeached
    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2018/02/09/schiff-if-fox-news-was-essentially-the-state-run-tv-during-the-nixon-era-he-might-not-have-been-impeached/

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  13. Dora says:

    I’m sure he will find plenty of others to attack while he is there.

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    John Brennan Was Hired by NBC to Attack Devin Nunes

    Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/john-brennan-hired-nbc/

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  15. helenk3 says:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/02/10/game-over-judge-jeanine-interview-with-hpsci-rep-chris-stewart/

    OH-OH it is going to be quite a trip watching these guys fall over themselves

  16. mothy2017 says:

    Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.

  17. Dora says:

    Give me a call and I’ll help you pack your bags.

  18. helenk3 says:

    depends on how you phrase it

    EVEN THE CARDINAL THINKS SHES A BITCH

    Last Saturday afternoon in Washington, D.C. an aide to Nancy Pelosi visited the Bishop of the Catholic Cathedral in D.C. He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day’s Mass, and asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.

The Cardinal replied, “No. I don’t really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over some of Pelosi’s views.” Pelosi’s aide then said, “Look, I’ll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to you if you’ll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint.”

The Cardinal thought about it and said, “Well, the Church can use the money, so I’ll work your request into tomorrow’s sermon.” As Pelosi’s aide promised, Nancy Pelosi appeared for the Sunday worship and seated herself prominently at the forward left side of the center aisle. As promised, at the start of his sermon, the Cardinal pointed out that Ms. Pelosi was present.

The Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation, “While Ms. Pelosi’s presence is probably an honor to some, the woman is not numbered among my personal favorite personages. Some of her most egregious views are contrary to tenets of the Church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other issues. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief. I must say, Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed. She married for money and is using her wealth to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington and in California . The woman is simply not to be trusted.”

The Cardinal concluded. “But, when compared with Hillary Clinton, Ms. Pelosi is a saint.”


  19. Anthony says:

    Woke up to find my Instagram account was either hacked or locked. Tried a million times to get back in and kept getting prompt to log in with Facebook, which I don’t have installed on my phone or iPad. Tried logging in from desktop, same shit.

    Finally logged on to Facebook from desktop and got a nasty message from some stranger who HATED my comment to CNN. Reported him to Facebook, cleared history and cookies then reset Instagram password (4th time). Now its working again.

    Anyone else have that problem? Also found out Facebook bought Instagram a little while ago for $1B. Think I’m going to delete Facebook account… Any thoughts?

    • elliesmom says:

      I was getting “results” posted on FB from quizzes I hadn’t taken. I changed my password, and it stopped. Deleting FB would have cut me off from connections I really want to have. For me, it would be the equivalent of getting mad at Verizon and cancelling my phone service. I’d be inconvenienced more than they would be hurt by my leaving. I have friends on FB I probably wouldn’t be as in touch with, groups I belong to I really enjoy, places I use my FB account to log into, and features like video chat which is simple enough for my 6 year old granddaughter to use. Deleting yourself from FB doesn’t “disappear” the information about you. It’s like deleting things on a computer. It’s all still there just a little harder to find.

      • Anthony says:

        Thanks for your comment, and I’ve calmed down now. I’ve had glitches before when I’ve mouthed off to CNN (Denise said she LOVES following me around when I rip them a new one lol). After clearing cookies, etc. and resetting my password, Instagram is fine. Its also my sanctuary from all things political so I was really upset, which is why I was thinking about ditching FB.

        • elliesmom says:

          I often need to be talked down off a ledge. Like when the trash man leaves my recycling bin out in the street. I really don’t want to have to go the dump every week. It’s much easier to just retrieve the bin. 🙂

        • DeniseVB says:

          I call it “Stalking Anthony”, for some reason whenever you reply to New Day, it appears in my timeline? You’re definitely not a troll, your responses are very good. Don’t you dare leave FB !

    • Ann says:

      Yeah, Facebook bought IG and we are slowly watching it throttle content like do on Facebook. Ever notice your IG feed has old crap in it instead of brand new stuff? Just like Facebook, you will see more in your IG feed from accounts you like the content on, and/or leave comments on, then the stuff you do not (basically, not liking or commenting on accounts posts will mean you will never see them in your feed).

      I “think” there may be a two-factor-id login security feature on IG too (I know there is on Facebook). You may want to look into that.

      Anyhoooo I dislike both. I have them because, as a lifestyle blogger I “need” to have both at least semi-active. But if I want to look at purdy pictures, I head over to Pinterest.

      • elliesmom says:

        Pinterest is the one that drives me the most nuts, but as an online sewing teacher, I have to have account because I get so many “How do I make this thing I saw on Pinterest?” requests. Following the pictures back to their original sources can be like entering a swamp. 🙂

        • Ann says:

          Pinterest is getting better at deleting the pins that are hijacked that lead to spam sites. Try hovering on the pin and seeing the website. If it looks like a blog or magazine, it “should” be an ok click.

          If it is a round-up, it may indeed take you two clicks to get to the source.

          Rich pins will help people who look at recipes (you can see the ingredients so know the site is the original for that recipe… unless you have someone (like me) who turns off Pinterest rich pins on their website), but it isn’t going to do much for a crafter unless you know exactly what to look for on the source – especially since they went to title-only visible.

      • Anthony says:

        Thanks, Ann. I need Instagram for business purposes as well as one of my Twitter accounts. Instagram was (and maybe still is) a place I escape to see beautiful things and share some of the more obscure parts of the city. I’ve been honing my photography skills, and love sharing my results, but this really rattled me. It seems to have begun with some random jackass on FB who attacked my comment to a CNN post about the Dem memo, where I pointed out that it deliberately contained info that would have to be redacted by Intel agencies, and heads started exploding. Once I reported and blocked him and cleared my history and cookies, the code Instagram emailed me finally worked. I haven’t begun to tangle with Pinterest yet, but maybe soon…

        • Ann says:

          Well when you do, let me know. I have a NYS board for bloggers, but I’d be happy to let you pin to it.

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  21. DeniseVB says:

    Snowboarder Red Gerard’s gold medal run video at the link. It is worth the 30-sec commercial you have to suffer through. 😉

  22. Dora says:

    Now they’re upset. They probably all voted for him.

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    Wealthy New Yorkers Fight To Keep Homeless Out Of Their Liberal Neighborhood

    Wealthy New Yorkers are furious that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open a homeless shelter in their ritzy Manhattan neighborhood.

    Dozens of wealthy residents packed into a community meeting to voice their anger over the decision to move 150 homeless men into the former Park Savoy Hotel, NY1 reports. The residents are concerned that the move will increase crime and decrease property values in their neighborhood on “billionaires row.”

    https://truepundit.com/wealthy-new-yorkers-fight-keep-homeless-liberal-neighborhood/

    • DeniseVB says:

      I don’t think the homeless are criminals but if they were smart they would be. 3 hots and a cot in prison is a nice step up from living on the street penniless.

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