IOC, ABC (Anywhere But Chicago)
I'm rooting against holding the Olympics in Chicago in 2016.
The only reason to root for it is because it puts a spotlight on the great city of Chicago.
And that's exactly the reason to root against it - because it puts a spotlight on the great city of Chicago. We don't need international attention and everything that comes with it - terrorism attempts, beefed-up security requirements at all Jewish institutions, strange people from countries that are not friendly to the U.S. or Israel descending upon the city, etc. As a resident here, I would be very concerned about these issues.
And that's not to mention the higher taxes which are sure to come as a result. Mayor Daley pretty much promised that he'd pay for any leftover costs. How? Taxes, of course. Our city + county + state taxes are already among the nation's highest, if not the highest. The Olympics would make those numbers astronomical.
I hope Mashiah will come by then, but if ח"ו, he does not, we can ill-afford this hullabaloo called the Olympics.