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In case ya missed it:
This is the moment U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova picked up Michelle Obama
As to the ‘barmiest Opening Ceremony in Olympic history’…
Of all the things to laud in Britain’s long history, the director of the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics chose for his second act … universal health care.
Yes, that “NHS” spelled out by hospital beds [with lighted blankets!][and dancing "sick" children!!] … stands for Britain’s National Health Service…
“One of the reasons we put the NHS in the show is that everyone is aware of how important the NHS is to everybody in this country,” [director Danny Boyle ] said at a press conference earlier in the day. “One of the core values of our society is that it doesn’t matter who you are, you will get treated the same in terms of health care.”
…it is hard to escape at least some small sense of advocacy in Boyle’s second act, particularly after a cigar-chomping elite let loose the gluttony of unchecked industry on the idyllic English countryside in the first act. This was, it seemed, an opening ceremony for the 99 percent.
London’s Mayor Boris Johnson said it was ‘nonsense’ to call last night’s ceremonies as too left-wing.
British politician Aidan Burley [tweeted]