The Olympic Spirit


Fellow Ministers and Rabbi-

     For my first post I would like to show you all a little video I dug up on a topic that, as the Minister of Athletics, is dear to my heart: The Olympics. This video highlights one of the many strong, courageous, and noble athletes that represents our beloved red, white, and blue of the US of A in these XX Winter Olympic Games held in Torino, Italy. He truly carries the motto of the Olympic Games: Citius, Altius, Fortius (Swifter, Higher, Stronger) on his shoulders.

His name is John G. Weir, a heralded figure skater from Coatesville, PA, (I can see the same Pennsylvania flare in one of our own). His friends call him by such nicknames as Johnny, JWe, Tinkerbelle, Simba, Nicky, but to Wier skating fanatics he is simply known as a "Skating Diva". Let’s take a look and see why trillions of fans are going "wacky for Weir".

Touching isn’t it. It just makes you want to go out surfing with Patrick Swayze, catch the same wave, then moon him, and listen to him yell "GAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY" from the top of his lungs, doesn’t it.

With speed skaters quaerelling and Bode failing to make it to the bar for his beer boost before his races, Weir looks like the he will still remain an "Olympic Diva" in the minds of his fans, despite his 5th place finish in Torino.

Note: Weir’s comments after his error riddled performance in the free skate: “I missed the bus. They changed the schedule,” Weir said. “It was every 10 minutes. Today it was every half-hour. I was late getting here and never caught up. I never felt comfortable in this building. I didn’t feel my inner peace. I didn’t feel my aura. Inside I was black.”

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. genius
    Feb 25, 2006 @ 15:23:30

    ha, im just commenting on how someone (im guessing it was baumann) used the pen name ‘minister of Finance is gay’ for his comment. . . it made me smile

  2. C. & R.
    Feb 23, 2006 @ 18:03:10

    Wow Dad, that post’s good is BIG.

  3. Minister of Media and Technology
    Feb 23, 2006 @ 17:41:07

    I tell all my critics they can “eat it” too.

  4. Minister of Baez is Gay
    Feb 23, 2006 @ 16:49:21

    That was perhaps the best inaugural post ever.

  5. frickerigno
    Feb 23, 2006 @ 16:20:45

    Top Gun Figure Skater. He wasn’t like all the other kids, he lives it with a lot of flair, he lives it on the edge. Its how he’s got to be. He grips it and he rips it.
    Nice post Towers, good looking out.

  6. M of AP
    Feb 23, 2006 @ 15:57:01

    I hate feeling “black” inside, particularly when I am already struggling with an unfamiliar bus schedule