59 Responses to “Weekly Address: Representing The Best Of America In The Summer Olympics”


  1. 1 MightyPamela
    August 7, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    • 2 whenpamelawandered
      August 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      hmmm, now this is rather odd. But it is wonderful to be here, and to be furst. NW, there are many posts in moderation, as I struggled along with a new WP account which didn’t want to let me be a TODObot anymore! Now I iz happy! ❤

      • 3 99ts
        August 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm

        That be you MightyP? – WP is weird today – just threw me up some “replied” posts from 2 weeks ago??

        • 4 whenpamelawandered
          August 7, 2016 at 11:25 pm

          I believe it IS meself, 99ts, but am still baffled over WP and its mysteries! My daughter’s new blog will be up and running very soon, will post the link when it launches! So. Much. Fun! ❤🕉💞🍾💞🕉❤

  2. 6 Nerdy Wonka
    August 7, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    UGH.

    Men? It’s 2016. Step up.

  3. August 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Nerdy! Wonka!! Did you find me, have you rescued me (from myself???) Yay!! 🙂

  4. 10 amk for obama
    August 7, 2016 at 10:26 pm

  5. 11 amk for obama
    August 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm

  6. 24 Claire
    August 8, 2016 at 1:01 am

    McConnell must be encouraging the republicans to run on their obstructionist credentials. He sees it as a badge of success.

  7. August 8, 2016 at 7:07 am

  8. August 8, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Good morning TOD 🙂

    YUP!!

  9. August 8, 2016 at 7:50 am

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  14. August 8, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Take care, everyone ….. {{{{{Chips}}}}} …….

  15. 35 Ladyhawke
    August 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

    • 36 jackiegrumbacher
      August 8, 2016 at 9:12 am

      wow! Simone is awesome, amazing, incredible!! It’s almost as if she can fly. What an athlete!

  16. 37 JER
    August 8, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Good Morning Everybody.

  17. 42 desertflower
    August 8, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Morning everyone:) Happy Back to Work, Monday! That would be ME having to go back after summer break…..oh dear, I’ll need a nap this afternoon….but I can’t take a nap because the repair man will be here this afternoon to fix the fridge that went kaput on me this weekend! At least that will get done….I’ll watch more Olympics:) Katie Ledecky. That’s all I’m saying. Women’s gymnastics. WOW. I love the summer games more than the winter ones…this is great viewing…had to force myself to go to bed last night…so fun.

    Anyway…this is a good little piece:)

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/08/07/dont-stupid-republicans-kill-jobs-trade-agreements.html

    • 43 Don
      August 8, 2016 at 9:03 am

      I love the summer Olympics as well, and yes, the Republicans from time to time will do stupid shit.

    • 44 jackiegrumbacher
      August 8, 2016 at 9:23 am

      Thank you for this, Df. I continue to be amazed at the dumbspeak among many Democrats about trade agreements. They don’t know what they’re talking about but they shout their opinions and get red in the face if you try to talk about ‘facts.’ Willful ignorance is going to destroy this country and it’s getting more rampant every day.

    • August 8, 2016 at 9:00 am

      Agree, df. Like summer games much more than winter. Simone does things that are not humanly possible. Just sayin’ 🙂

      Have a good first day back and wishes and blessings for a fantastic year!!!!

  18. 47 desertflower
    August 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Funny how that works:) Can someone post this please? Thanks

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/1017395884

  19. August 8, 2016 at 9:10 am

    So trump wants to put a moratorium on so regulations?
    So no more Dodd frank for Wall Street and the banks? Check!
    More flint michigans? Check!
    Cars will be unsafe Bc DOT will have to ease all of the guidelines? Check!
    Foods and drugs will be unsafe ? Check!

    And the media is building this up as something wonderful! 😡😡😡😡😡😩😩😩😩

    • 54 desertflower
      August 8, 2016 at 9:17 am

      The dumbing down of America…no critical thinking skills….Please let ALL THIS come up in debates..and I hope that Hillary hammers him with it…and clearly lays out what would happen without these safety measures in place. No regulations only SOUNDS like freedumb….its really just another way for the rich to get richer on the backs of everyone else.

  20. 55 Ladyhawke
    August 8, 2016 at 9:20 am

    • 56 amk for obama
      August 8, 2016 at 9:26 am

      She needs to hit him with the facts how such same old pos ‘policies’ have gone horribly wrong in rethugs ‘ruled’ states and the how exact opposite policies have worked well in dems ruled states like CA.

  21. August 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The Racial-Generational Conflict Behind Trump’s Rise
    Old versus young; white versus brown. The divergent visions of the Trump and Clinton campaigns are based on equally valid realities about Americans’ prospects – depending on who and how old you are.
    by Mike Males
    August 8, 2016 7:00 AM

    Los Angeles is a sprawling megalopolis of 10 million people whose violent youth culture has been legendary in pop culture, myth and media. In the past, this reputation was for good cause. In 1990 alone, nearly 500 L.A. teenagers died from gunfire and 730 were arrested for murder.

    Today, L.A. is again at the forefront of a youth revolution – this time a positive one.

    In 2015 – in stark contrast to 1990 – teen gun-related deaths totaled 57, while teen murder arrests numbered 65. Overall in California, the crime rate among teenagers has dropped by 80 percent since 1980 – at the same time immigration has fueled a growing, more racially diverse young population, now 72 percent of color. The school dropout rate has also nosedived, as have births by teen and young-adult mothers. College enrollment and graduation rates have soared. These trends, moreover, are not unique to California. They’re happening nationally.

    The flip side of America’s youth astonishing behavioral turnaround is an equivalently dramatic decline among older Whites. In California, for example, the number of arrests among people over 40 in 2015 was nearly double the number of arrests among Black and Hispanic teens. Nationally, in a shocking reversal of past patterns, a middle-aged White is at greater risk today of violent death (by suicide, accident, or murder, and especially from guns or illicit drugs) than an African American teenager or young adult.

    These stunning reversals of fortune among the generations could help explain one of the central mysteries of this year’s election cycle: why two such starkly divergent views of America – Republican Donald Trump’s grim vision of an apocalyptically degenerated America and Democrat Hillary Clinton’s sunny affirmation of a diversifying country’s bright future – are finding equal resonance. The short answer is that both portraits reflect equally valid truths about Americans’ experience today – depending on who and how old you are. While Democrats’ younger, more diverse constituencies are experiencing dramatic improvements in their personal security and behavioral well-being, Trump’s older White demographic is suffering rising drug abuse, crime, incarceration, suicide, gun fatality, and disarray.

  22. August 8, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Also according to the right wing: all the jobs being created are minimum wage jobs wal Mary and McDonald jobs.
    So… 255k jobs last month created were all part time and McDonald’s and wal mart jobs?
    And tax cuts for the rich is supposed to cure that?
    Oh and drill baby drill?

    Lol lmao


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