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Boyle criticized for dealing with 'leftist' issues at opening ceremony

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That's how we roll in truly free countries like the European ones. I personally loved hearing that Sex Pistols song. Nothing like this would ever happen when China or Japan does the Olympics. That's why I can't wait to go back west.

i'll trade places with you. i can't wait to get out of the west (nyc). worse infrastructure and higher crime rates. anyway, the london ceremony was ok. the lighting of the cauldron was very nice, but some portions of the ceremony was boring.

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Leftist? I thought it was pretty well balanced. The CND sign was used as that segment was the 1960s when protests were rife and the symbol also represented peace, since there was a little war going on in Vietnam. The lesbian kiss was to demonstrate how far UK attitudes progressed regarding homosexuality. The Unions and women's rights campaigns were historical landmarks, hardly left-wing rhetoric.

Seriously if that's all some people can complain about then they are very small-minded indeed.

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That's how we roll in truly free countries like the European ones. I personally loved hearing that Sex Pistols song. Nothing like this would ever happen when China or Japan does the Olympics. That's why I can't wait to go back west.

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Wow. I'm definitely not the kind to be offended by harsh language, but I gotta say that I'm still surprised that the term "bullshit" is left uncensored in one of the quotes.

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" A celebration of free health care, the trade union struggle, the battle for women’s rights and a fleeting lesbian kiss: the Olympics opening ceremony Friday did not shy away from weighty social issues. "

Yep, and what was conspicuously absent was a minute of silence for the Israeli athletes which were murdered by islamic terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Nope, he could not have that. Lesbian kisses and all the other cr*p de joure are more important. Really disappointing.

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Some leftists are worse than a plantar wart.

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Hmm... since when was Beijing "leftie".

Shoulda made it lesbian kissing from start to finish. Would've pleased the liberals AND the conservatives.

Not really, conservatives would still complain.

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Shoulda made it lesbian kissing from start to finish. Would've pleased the liberals AND the conservatives.

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