Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
#1 Jeesuz, they look like they were designed by Thurston Howell...
Posted by tu3031 2012-07-15 00:11||
#2 Fancy one of those lads walking into a pub in the north Georgia mountains.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 00:18||
#3 He'd be a dandy in Helen...
Posted by Beavis 2012-07-15 00:22||
#4 Having Ralf Loren design those uniforms was a bad idea in the first place. It's even worse to suggest that they should be burned. The fact that they were made in China is reality. If you don't like it, you know what you should do about it: Vote someone in who will bring manufacturing back to the US.
Posted by gorb 2012-07-15 00:34||
#5 Whenever a pol speaks of "burning" something, garments, books in Bebelplatz and the like. My ears always perk up a bit.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 01:24||
#6 Mr. Lauren has designed the uniforms for a number of recent Olympics, and presumably they were sewn in China in the past as well. The sweatshops aren't coming back to American shores until our wages match those of China and Vietnam -- even Pakistan can't keep those jobs, though the issues there are frequent blackouts and security.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-07-15 07:11||
#7 Is it just me, but it seems that the Olympics just aren't as interesting since the East Bloc and USSR fell apart?
Posted by whitecollar redneck 2012-07-15 09:43||
#8 Ditto WCR,
It seems as though the Olympics are nothing more than an extended commercial/marketing campaign...and I'm not even sure for what.
Posted by AlanC 2012-07-15 10:07||
#9 Olympics? Are they coming around again already?
And the "uniforms" look stupid.
Posted by Barbara 2012-07-15 10:33||
#10 They do make our people look a bit like... Che.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 11:25||
#11 I was trying to figure out what the awkward part is, maybe it is the headpiece. Perhaps the pompish models.
I didn't really consider the manufacturer. I know nearly everything is made in or from China...except every piece of clothing I am wearing (shirt from CA, jeans from TN, socks from WI, ok hat says made in china but is sporting a P-51 with overlord stripes quite different than the cheberet).
I believe it was none other than Harry "The Poet" Reid who brought this up...yet strangely silent on the Maotin Luther King Jr. statue, el prez's Maple Wagon, Brazilian Oil Purchasing and Combat Aircraft, Bammy's Dingleberry is made in Malaysia.
So if Romney is the...uhhhh..(scanning for teleprompter line at 10:00, some olde line as from two months ago but forgot it this time around)...outsourcer in chief; riddle me that.
The Olympics were also the pet project of Obama, necessitating numberous trips overseas for emergency bartering but this aspect escaped him so how does he handle real policy Mr. Reid.
This alleged massive outsourcing of jobs happened during the Clinton administration, is that right?
Posted by swksvolFF 2012-07-15 12:59||
#12 Reid's really looking out for America! Too bad he doesn't care about Nevada.
Posted by Secret Master 2012-07-15 14:11||
#13 The photo appears to reveal a slightly elevated chin among the models. Will raised, clenched fists also be approved?
Posted by Besoeker 2012-07-15 14:19||
#14 The sweatshops aren't coming back to American shores until our wages match those of China and Vietnam
So here is what the minimum wage tells Americans: Better to sit on your fat ass, watch TV and stay on welfare than to get a job. Forget the job. We don't want you to work.
The unions say the same. They'd rather price themselves out of the market and become unemployed than to compete against the Asians.
Instead of dancing around his record at Bain, Romney should use Obama's outsourcing attacks as an opportunity to begin a national discussion about the reasons for outsourcing. Let's get down to the real nitty gritty. Why do we need to have everything made in China? Can we get real about it or do we keep trying to sweep it under the rug?
Can we face the fact that not all of our citizens are college material? That we're not all going to become stock brokers or government bureaucrats? That all of us cannot afford that nice, single family home in the suburbs with the green lawn and white picket fence?
Or how about this one: Can we really trust the Chinese to make our computers for us?
I have a letter on my desk from the Romney campaign soliciting a contribution. I'd be far more inclined to respond favorably if I heard him asking some of these questions.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-07-15 16:46||
#15 Re: computers, no. That's why the IEEE has been focused on hardware-level security for a few years now, and why Intel bought McAfee.
Posted by lotp 2012-07-15 17:34||
#16 I was trying to figure out what the awkward part is, maybe it is the headpiece. Perhaps the pompish models.
The awkward part is they look like uniforms you'd see on a flight attendant or some guy who yells "Le plane!" on a resort island, not an athlete.
Posted by gorb 2012-07-15 21:35||