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olympic pish..really?

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By:
macarony
When: 31 Jul 21 22:47
If blaming Boris Johnson for all that is wrong with the world  was an Olympic sport then Sturgeon would win gold silver and bronze
By:
SontaranStratagem
When: 01 Aug 21 00:15
I haven't even watched a single event

An utter waste of time that in my opinion no fans ffs

And they'll claim the sports "stars" brought back a variant... the joys Plain
By:
tobermory
When: 01 Aug 21 00:46
SNP annoyed by any mention of Olympics because it's Team GB
By:
tobermory
When: 01 Aug 21 00:47
"Team GB started off rather well at the Tokyo Olympics.

The sporting success led to politicians from all hues of the political spectrum tweeting their congratulations: all hues save the bright yellow of the Nats that is – from whence silence. Not one member of Sturgeon’s top team appeared to express public support for GB’s early medal winners in Tokyo.

Perhaps the First Minister was too busy single-handedly running Scotland and waging war against the coronavirus? Well, perhaps not, as Sturgeon did find time to tweet about a fresh independence drive and share her recommendations for summer reading (Val McDermid and Elif Shafak, if you’re interested). Other leading lights of the independence movement seem to have been similarly time rich – Ian Blackford delighted his followers with anecdotes about his vintage record player.

Condemnation for Sturgeon’s silence came from, among others, Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray, who wrote that ‘the ethos of the Olympics – unity and working together as a team – goes against everything the SNP stands for, so perhaps it’s no surprise they can’t get behind our amazing athletes.’ Under pressure Sturgeon did finally tweet out congratulations on Wednesday for the efforts of Glaswegian swimmer Duncan Scott."
By:
tobermory
When: 01 Aug 21 00:48
though tbh I have not watched one minute of it myself
By:
Giuseppe
When: 01 Aug 21 00:54
McDermid is a radical feminist and socialist.[30][31] She has incorporated feminism into some of her novels.

lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_McDermid
By:
Giuseppe
When: 01 Aug 21 00:56
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elif_Shafak

Shafak is an advocate for women's rights, minority rights, and freedom of speech. She also writes and speaks about a wide range of issues that include Turkish and European politics, democracy, and pluralism.

Shafak's 2019 novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World, revolving around the life of an Istanbul sex worker, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
By:
Giuseppe
When: 01 Aug 21 00:56
some light non political escapism there for SNP voters
By:
Giuseppe
When: 01 Aug 21 01:00
(Shafak is) a feminist and advocate for gender equality, Shafak grew up with two different models of womanhood—her modern, working, educated mother and her traditional, religious grandmother. Her writing has always addressed minorities and subcultures, such as post-colonialism and post-feminism, and in particular the role of women in society.

is there no end to the indoctrination
By:
Giuseppe
When: 01 Aug 21 01:00
lol has anyone read any of those authors
By:
Giuseppe
When: 01 Aug 21 01:06
Shafak is a speaker and writer on global politics, the dangers of populism, tribalism, and nationalism.

Writing for The New Yorker, she said, "Although the Turkish case is in some ways uniquely depressing, it is part of a much larger trend. Wave after wave of nationalism, isolationism, and tribalism have hit the shores of countries across Europe, and they have reached the United States. Jingoism and xenophobia are on the rise.

It is an Age of Angst—and it is a short step from angst to anger and from anger to aggression."[58]

lol
By:
tobermory
When: 01 Aug 21 01:09
I actually did read a Val Mcdermid book back in the late 90s. She does crime thrillers.

I can hardly remember the plot but I thought it was 6/10 stuff at best, and felt she was way overrated considering all the praise she gets. Being leftwing does no harm in getting good reviews I'm sure. Virtually any book or film review I read in the last few years has the reviewer shoehorning in mentions of Trump, Brexit etc
By:
elisjohn
When: 01 Aug 21 06:07
another here that hasnt watched any of it
By:
moisok
When: 01 Aug 21 19:27
Turkey - erdagoon - islamist - dictator
By:
MALAY
When: 01 Aug 21 21:20
It is total pish.
By:
windsor knot
When: 01 Aug 21 22:28
young british girl tonight wins gold for chucking a kids bike round ramps .....then disses the whole  hospitality industry by saying she never has to work in a kitchen again .
By:
MALAY
When: 01 Aug 21 22:46
what sport is that ? ive never watched it since Coe, Ovett and Cram were running.
By:
akabula
When: 01 Aug 21 22:47
Haven't watched much but looking forward to the womens 1500m heats in just over an hour.
Be cheering on Inverness born lassie Laura Muir.
By:
akabula
When: 01 Aug 21 22:51
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDCYrlN3UeQ

Ovett getting his comeuppance for premature celebrations.
By:
MALAY
When: 01 Aug 21 23:00
grobellar got arrested for less aka, enjoy laura's race
By:
akabula
When: 01 Aug 21 23:03
Thanks, Malay. I'm probably more nervous that her.
By:
casemoney
When: 02 Aug 21 00:08
Beach Volley Ball an interesting sport .
By:
mecca
When: 02 Aug 21 00:09
Yep... I just can't take my eyes off it
By:
akabula
When: 02 Aug 21 00:22
Got my Tokyo/UK timings wrong.
8 hours out, heats start at 9.15 our time.
Womens weightlifting was interesting.
Some weights, got balls them girls.
By:
mecca
When: 02 Aug 21 00:37
Volleyball just getting interesting ... so they take it off to show 1500m heats.. ffs
By:
casemoney
When: 02 Aug 21 00:40
Nicely done by Laura
By:
casemoney
When: 02 Aug 21 00:46
"Ian Blackford delighted his followers with anecdotes about his vintage record player."

I believe Bunter has the full Moira Anderson Vinyl collection .
By:
akabula
When: 02 Aug 21 00:47
Nearly missed that heat thanks to the bbc website showing the wrong timings.
Comfortable run from Laura. Semis on Wednesday with the final on Friday.
By:
akabula
When: 02 Aug 21 00:57
Great run from Hassan in the 2nd heat.
Won despite her fall. Awesome. Happy
By:
akabula
When: 02 Aug 21 01:03
Bunter keeps himself fit by dancing to Moiras greatest hits.
By:
akabula
When: 02 Aug 21 01:12
Katie Snowden did enough and finished 6th for an automatic place in the semis.
By:
Giuseppe
When: 02 Aug 21 01:15
that was the first medal ceremony i have seen

they have to put the masks on only for the anthem, and are then allowed to take them off?
By:
Giuseppe
When: 02 Aug 21 01:16
canadian runner with LGBT colours in her hair
By:
akabula
When: 02 Aug 21 01:23
Revee Walcot-Nolan just missed out as 7th fastest loser (6 go through).
Messy heat she was in, really unlucky.
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