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31 Jul 21 22:53
Date Joined: 02 Apr 05
| Topic/replies: 25,523 | Blogger: sofiakenny's blog
olympic pish..really?
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Report macarony July 31, 2021 11:47 PM BST
If blaming Boris Johnson for all that is wrong with the world  was an Olympic sport then Sturgeon would win gold silver and bronze
Report SontaranStratagem August 1, 2021 1:15 AM BST
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
Report tobermory August 1, 2021 1:46 AM BST
SNP annoyed by any mention of Olympics because it's Team GB
Report tobermory August 1, 2021 1:47 AM BST
"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."
Report tobermory August 1, 2021 1:48 AM BST
though tbh I have not watched one minute of it myself
Report Giuseppe August 1, 2021 1:54 AM BST
McDermid is a radical feminist and socialist.[30][31] She has incorporated feminism into some of her novels.

Report Giuseppe August 1, 2021 1:56 AM BST

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.
Report Giuseppe August 1, 2021 1:56 AM BST
some light non political escapism there for SNP voters
Report Giuseppe August 1, 2021 2:00 AM BST
(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
Report Giuseppe August 1, 2021 2:00 AM BST
lol has anyone read any of those authors
Report Giuseppe August 1, 2021 2:06 AM BST
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]

Report tobermory August 1, 2021 2:09 AM BST
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
Report elisjohn August 1, 2021 7:07 AM BST
another here that hasnt watched any of it
Report moisok August 1, 2021 8:27 PM BST
Turkey - erdagoon - islamist - dictator
Report MALAY August 1, 2021 10:20 PM BST
It is total pish.
Report windsor knot August 1, 2021 11:28 PM BST
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 .
Report MALAY August 1, 2021 11:46 PM BST
what sport is that ? ive never watched it since Coe, Ovett and Cram were running.
Report akabula August 1, 2021 11:47 PM BST
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.
Report akabula August 1, 2021 11:51 PM BST

Ovett getting his comeuppance for premature celebrations.
Report MALAY August 2, 2021 12:00 AM BST
grobellar got arrested for less aka, enjoy laura's race
Report akabula August 2, 2021 12:03 AM BST
Thanks, Malay. I'm probably more nervous that her.
Report casemoney August 2, 2021 1:08 AM BST
Beach Volley Ball an interesting sport .
Report mecca August 2, 2021 1:09 AM BST
Yep... I just can't take my eyes off it
Report akabula August 2, 2021 1:22 AM BST
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.
Report mecca August 2, 2021 1:37 AM BST
Volleyball just getting interesting ... so they take it off to show 1500m heats.. ffs
Report casemoney August 2, 2021 1:40 AM BST
Nicely done by Laura
Report casemoney August 2, 2021 1:46 AM BST
"Ian Blackford delighted his followers with anecdotes about his vintage record player."

I believe Bunter has the full Moira Anderson Vinyl collection .
Report akabula August 2, 2021 1:47 AM BST
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.
Report akabula August 2, 2021 1:57 AM BST
Great run from Hassan in the 2nd heat.
Won despite her fall. Awesome. Happy
Report akabula August 2, 2021 2:03 AM BST
Bunter keeps himself fit by dancing to Moiras greatest hits.
Report akabula August 2, 2021 2:12 AM BST
Katie Snowden did enough and finished 6th for an automatic place in the semis.
Report Giuseppe August 2, 2021 2:15 AM BST
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?
Report Giuseppe August 2, 2021 2:16 AM BST
canadian runner with LGBT colours in her hair
Report akabula August 2, 2021 2:23 AM BST
Revee Walcot-Nolan just missed out as 7th fastest loser (6 go through).
Messy heat she was in, really unlucky.
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