Welp…

Team USA is human after all…

So far at the Olympics the US has not performed up to expectations given the build up. Swimmers got beaten, softball team is gone, basketball team has lost a game, female soccer team is barely hanging on, the fabled female gymnasts came in second to Russia (shades of the cold war), and the Russian men also took gold in gymnastics.

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Welp… — 17 Comments

  1. Do I Trust the Press?

    Should I have TRUSTED the press when they
    Constantly race-bait us with false stories such as.. “Hands up, don’t shoot”?

    Should I have TRUSTED the press when the media that smeared Brett Kavanaugh as a Gang Rapist?

    Should I have TRUSTED the press when they went with the Jussie Smollett hoax”?

    Should I have TRUSTED the press when they constantly repeated the PHONEY Russian hoax?

    The same Press that went along with the FBI’s Director James Comey’s LIES to Cover -Up the Lyes told by Hillary Clinton?.
    And how about that cut video footage to paint a Catholic Teenager Nick Sandmann as a SMUG WISE ASSED RACIST when he confronted the Native American .Nathan Phillips?

    The very same media that saw the Hunter Biden laptop story and said “Nothing to See Here,” so that we wouldn’t believe the story, and that most likely would have, or Could have effected the election!

    Should I have TRUSTED the press that stood in front of Burning Buildings, and Looting Stores, and called it “Peaceful Protests,”

    The same Press that wrongly claimed Trump tear-gassed “Peaceful Protesters” in Lafayette Park for a Photo Op?

    The Press that wrongly, and KNOWINGLY insisted that it was MAGA “Insurrectionists” that bludgeoned a Capitol Police officer to death with a Fire Extinguisher?.

    Who concocted a False Story Completely out of Thin Air about Governor. Ron DeSantis and Publix Pharmacies when they needed to make a successful Republican leader look bad.

    When this same Press went along with the Comedy Hour with Governor. Andrew Cuomo, and his LYING Brother instead of asking him the real questions about HIS Lethal Nursing Home Policies that took the lives of 15,000 of our Loved Ones?.

    And the very same press that went along with the lies about Russian Bounties on American Soldiers?
    And who and downplayed Dr. Anthony Fauci at the time when Americans were relying the media to bring us the IMPORTANT information about the Coronavirus pandemic, the Presidential Election

    IS THAT THE PRESS THAT YOU WANT ME TO TRUST?

    • Please restrict commenting to the OP or start your own blog.

  2. On the bright side, the Philippines got their first ever Gold (Womens Weight Lifting.) Watching the teams reaction made me smile.

  3. As hard as it had to have been for her, I admire Simone Biles even more for realizing that she simply couldn’t and stepping aside for her teammates. If nothing else, she has made it just a bit easier for people to face their own mental health issues by showing that anyone, even one of the GOATs, can crack under pressure.

    • Knowing that something’s “off” and you’re not in the right mental space to do potentially dangerous activities, then saying “No, I’m out before something really bad happens” is a sign of a very mature and potentially wise person. My hat is off to Miss Biles.

      • She was off before Nationals and knew it. She was off at Nationals. She’s been having problems all year long. But chose to push it to the finals and then drop out of Team competition and says she’d still do individuals (which she dropped out of finally?)

        I watched the Nationals and Olympic qualifications. She wasn’t right a month ago or two or more. Sure, she could perform complex tricks and such but she was always missing her landings or screwing up simple stuff.

        Sad. Wonder who didn’t get to get the Olympic experience because she kept pushing and she was Teh GOAT.

  4. A ESPN Sportswriter (Bill Rhoden) said on live TV that seeing the American Flag being waved at the Tokyo Olympics symbolizes the “Rise of White Supremacy.”.
    And that it reminds him of the “January 6th RIOTS at the Capitol Building”.

    Did you ever hear such CRAP in your life? Its exactly this kind of “CRAP”, that makes me want to stop watching all this BS on TV. It’s everywhere that you go. On the TV coverage of the regular TV programs that I turn OFF almost every night, on TV Commercials, And especially on Sporting events such as Football, and Baseball is full of it. And now it’s ALL OVER THE OLYMPICS.
    It’s just SICKENING! Sickening to see how our fellow Americans buying into this Leftist Bull.
    So I turned on my computer this morning to read about the Olympics and the lead story is about that this Leftist “Sports Writer” Bill Rhoden said that “People Waving Old Glory at the Games in Japan Reminds Him of the January 6 Riots at the U.S.. Capitol.”
    Bill Rhoden
    Now first of all, what the HELL does the January 6 Riots at the U.S.. Capitol have to do with Sports ?
    He said seeing the American Flag being waved in such a way causes him to ask himself “WHAT AMERICA AM I LIVING IN?” Well where the HELL would he rather live? In China? Russia? Iran? Or Perhaps Cuba? Where else in the world would he have such a Sweet Job as to be sent to Japan and be put up in some beautiful Hotel to watch and write about the Olympics? I’d really like him to answer that question!

    Then he said…….
    “My favorite part of the Olympics was always going to the stadium for the opening ceremonies,” Rhoden said, I love the opening ceremonies, the march of countries.
    Then I just realized, you know, man, particularly after these last four years, I had it wrong. I keep thinking back on the Capitol riots, and I saw a lot of, you know, US flags.
    So now when I see the flag and the flag raised, what — what America am I living in?”

    He spoke about the American Basketball’s team losing 83-76 to France on Sunday, missing the
    favorite part of the Olympics was always going to the stadium for the opening ceremonies,” Rhoden said, I love the opening ceremonies, the march of countries.
    Then I just realized, you know, man, particularly after these last four years, I had it wrong. I keep thinking back on the Capitol riots, and I saw a lot of, you know, US flags.
    So now when I see the flag and the flag raised, what — what America am I living in?”

    He spoke about the American Basketball’s team losing 83-76 to France on Sunday, missing the
    These media analysts, and writers like Bill Rhoden have to be a Special Kind of Idiot to say something as stupid. As he did. I wonder if that snowflake broke down and cried like that Capital Police office did, or like that PHONY Wittiness at Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing Christine Blasey Ford did.
    Let me end by saying that .Bill.Rhoden is a freaking Joke, and that we need LESS people like him in this Country.
    And By The way, .the American Flag also represents the Downfall of Fascism and Communism, the End of Slavery and
    The Start of Civil Rights Laws and Freedom to People Around the World Like From Cuba, and all over the Communist Countries That Risk Their Lives to Get Here. That’s EXACTLY Why we See those Millions of People STORMING OUR BOARDER to Get In.

    An honest, and decent person would have known all of that but William Rhoden is not that person

  5. The Olympics are going on?

    I think I have watched twice for a total of less than 30 seconds.

  6. I was a security volunteer for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, which was marred by the bombing murder of Alice Hawthorne, a bright-eyed, beautiful mother and businesswoman from Albany, Georgia.
    The BEST part was seeing the athletes get to compete at the top level, whether they won or not. The second best part was the open-hearted devotion of the volunteers, who really made things work.
    I think that’s about all.
    Oh, yeah: after a while, they all left. That was pretty good, too.

  7. I do like that the Trump Curse is still banging along.

    But we’ve taken gold in some neat competitions, like some shooting. Kim Rhode didn’t make it this year but her replacement shot damn well.

    It’s the little places, like some fencing competitions, where our athletes are shining both on the field and on the podium (the fencing girl didn’t put her hand on her heart but she was singing the anthem. And she also looked very gobsmacked and frazzled.)

    • Also she has an American flag painted across the whole of her mask. First ever gold in Women’s Individual Foil for the US!

  8. All- Thanks for the comments. A follow up on Biles is that she ‘lost’ spatial awareness. Dangerous, to put it mildly, and she is now completely out.

  9. The commie left, their media whores and academia have been waging war on the concept of “excellence” for DECADES. Why should anyone be surprised when this campaign is now producing the inevitable decline in accomplishment.

  10. I will not watch one minute if the Olympics. The America hatred of these pampered commies makes we want to barf.