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The noble “sacrifice” of Michelle Obama; Update: Chicago & Tokyo eliminated; Games over, prepare for recriminations; It’s Rio

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2009 09:15 AM

Scroll for updates…And the winner is…Rio (Photoshop: Reader Ben) My column commemorates the noble Olympic “sacrifice” of the First Lady in Denmark. Mrs. O’s emotional pitch was supposed to bring tears to the eyes of the audience, according to crony White House Olympics cheerleader Valerie Jarrett. Chicagoans are no doubt shedding tears — over the […]

How do you spell wealth redistribution? Tax-increment financing

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 1, 2009 10:00 AM

When I worked in Seattle covering corporate welfare and city government, I became strange bedfellows with a diverse alliance of libertarians on the right and Ralph Naderites on the left who oppose “public-private partnership” deals between developers and statist Democrat AND Republican politicians. These “public-private partnership” scams inevitably involve tax-increment financing gimmickry to siphon off […]

FLOTUS: Chicago needs Olympics because American kids are fat; Plus: The Jarrett whitewash

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 30, 2009 10:16 PM

Michelle Obama wants you to know that the all-out Chicago Olympics bid is not for The Cronies. It’s for…The Children! Especially, says Mrs. O, the fat children: We need all of our children to be exposed to the Olympic ideals that athletes from around the world represent, particularly this time in our nation’s history, where […]

An illustrated guide: All the president’s Olympic cronies

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 30, 2009 05:05 AM

Photoshop: Paul Croteau My syndicated column today — reprinted below with added links, pics, and info — gives you a rundown of the Obama cronies inside and outside the White House who stand to gain the most from the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. Chicagoans of all political stripes who oppose massive government funding of Mayor […]

Olympics Crony Watch: Protest in Chicago today; Daley mouths off in Copenhagen

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 29, 2009 05:18 PM

Photoshop: Paul Croteau No Games Chicago is holding a protest against the Daley/Obama crony bid today at 5:30pm in Chicago. City Hall. 121 N. LaSalle St. Here. Another blog, No Chicago Games, lists the Top 10 reasons why Chicago should not host the Olympic Games, worth reprinting in its entirety: The Top 10 Reasons Why […]

Chicago’s teen violence epidemic

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 03:47 PM

Video of the beating death of Derrion Albert: Warning – graphic violence Community organizing has not stopped Chicago’s teen violence epidemic. The Olympics will not solve this long-festering problem, either. The latest: The family of Derrion Albert, the 16-year-old fatally beaten Thursday in an after-school mob melee in Roseland, struggled Friday to understand how their […]

Gibbs on Chicago Olympics Crony bid: “Tangible economic benefits;” Jarrett seeking federal HUD funds

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 02:37 PM

At the White House briefing today, spokesman Robert Gibbs touted the “tangible economic benefits” of the Obamas’ Chicago Crony Olympics bid. Well, there would certainly be “tangible economic benefits” for certain Chicago crony developers — like Michael Scott, Jr. And fellow business crony Gerald Fogelson. The Chicago Tribune reported last week: A key member of […]

Obamas using schoolkids as junior lobbyists for Olympics

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 01:39 PM

Playing games.

Olympics Crony Watch: You can’t say that!

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 09:25 AM

In our latest edition of Olympics Crony Watch…the silencing of dissent. Hey, it’s the Chicago way. Drudge reports that WFLD-TV has been ordered not to broadcast an anti-Olympics segment again. Meanwhile, as I noted last week, the president himself will now join cronies Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama to personally lobby in Copenhagen for Chicago’s […]

Olympics Crony Watch: Let the games begin

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2009 11:00 AM

Last week, I spotlighted Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama’s collaborative efforts to push their mentor, friend, and former employer Chicago mayor Richard Daley’s bid to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. From now until Oct. 2, when the International Olympic Committee votes on the decision in Copenhagen, I’ll keep tabs on all the Chicago […]