116 Responses to “White House: 2016 U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Teams”


  1. 1 Ladyhawke
    September 29, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    • 2 Ladyhawke
      September 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      • 3 amk for obama
        September 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        ODS to the extreme. Peak wingnut. Whatever.

        Pity the dems showed their usual cowardice. Just like they did with their eyerack vote.

    • 4 Ladyhawke
      September 29, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    • 5 arapaho415
      September 29, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      GE Ladyhawke.

      I am about to tear my hair out.

      So much to savor about the Obama Administration, and Congress has been the biggest butthead imaginable since Jan 20, 2009.

      We are currently in the throes of the most appalling election cycle since the illiterate stopped being the majority in America — white nationalism, virulent anti-Semitism and racism, crude language, violent threats and white supremacy are now A-OK with our despicable media.

      If you want to know how awful Julie Davis at the NYTimes is, she had the unmitigated gall to tweet this yesterday.

      Steam has been coming out of my ears for 36 hours now.

  2. 9 Nerdy Wonka
    September 29, 2016 at 9:39 pm

  3. 14 Nena20409
    September 29, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Pardon me NW. I was trying to RT your Tweets, not to Reply.
    Thanks NW. You do Us Proud.
    Congrats, Ladyhawke on your Gold ⭐

  4. 15 amk for obama
    September 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

  5. 16 amk for obama
    September 29, 2016 at 10:18 pm

  6. 17 amk for obama
    September 29, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    LOL.

  7. 18 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    So let me see if I have this straight. This congress, that screamed BengaziBengaziBengazi for YEARS, just overrode a Presidential veto that could potentially make 100’s of Bengazi’s??? Fucking idiots. THAT little factoid should be hung around their necks!

    • 19 jackiegrumbacher
      September 30, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Df, you called it! That we are paying these idiots their exorbitant salaries and funding their endless vacations is a disgrace and a tragedy. A class of kindergartners would have more sense than this Republican led Congress.

  8. 20 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    Happy Birthday, jojo:) Many more!

    • 21 0388jojothecat
      September 30, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Thank you desertflower. Do you still keep in contact with lockewasright? His birthday is Sept 27th and I was thinking of him yesterday, wondering if he was able to move his family and start a whole new life somewhere else, wondering how his beautiful wife and kids are going. I wish him much happiness!

  9. 22 Nerdy Wonka
    September 29, 2016 at 10:39 pm

  10. September 29, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Is he for real? Mitch Blames the president for 9/11 bill passing… Says he didn’t warn him of the consequences??? 😩😩😩😡😐
    Ummm he vetoed the bill ole boy…

    http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/298486-mcconnell-opens-door-to-changing-9-11-bill

  11. 30 desertflower
    September 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

  12. 31 amk for obama
    September 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    cable noise assholes.

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  15. September 29, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    No escaping it …

    Good night TOD

    #ALL50

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  18. 39 globalcitizenlinda
    September 30, 2016 at 12:53 am

    • 40 99ts
      September 30, 2016 at 4:04 am

      This was front paged at BJ
      http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-problem-with-trump-isnt-his-debating-skills

      Speaking of Trump & birtherism

      ” It slowly dawned on the listener that this was all of a piece with the rest of Trump’s racial attitudes: he believes that, as a rich white man, he had a right to stop and frisk the President of the United States and demand that the uppity black man show him his papers. Stop-and-frisk isn’t just a form of policing for Trump; it’s a whole way of life. The idea that he had a right to force a black man to go through what Obama rightly saw as the demeaning business of producing his birth certificate showed his fundamental contempt for any normal idea of racial equality.”

      And then

      “one of the last subjects of the debate—his misogyny. By sexism, we mean something specific, not the business of appreciating beauty—if Trump wants to host beauty contests, let him—but the habit of conceiving of a woman as being a lesser species, one defined exclusively by appearance. His cruelty to Alicia Machado was unleavened by any apparent respect for her as a human being in any role other than as an envelope of flesh—an attitude he only doubled down on the following morning by complaining that she presented what he saw as an obvious problem as a reigning Miss Universe: she had gained “a massive amount of weight” (by Trump standards, that is). Again, this wasn’t a problem of how he chose to present his beliefs; the problem is with the beliefs. This wasn’t a question of preparation. It was that the things he actually believes are themselves repellent even when coherently presented. This was not a bad performance. This is a bad man.”

  19. 41 globalcitizenlinda
    September 30, 2016 at 12:59 am

    not only is the congress stupid and cowardly, but they have a supporting cast in form of a media that is just eager to demonstrate how uninformed they too are;

    from the tweets this media person sent out about JASTA aka 9/11 bill, she doesn’t seem to know what she is talking about – shifting from placing blame on PBO to congress and back again, all in the course of 24 hours;

  20. September 30, 2016 at 2:54 am

    MSNBC seems to be the only channel airing Peres’s funeral; of course, they have talking heads gabbing over the speakers…

  21. September 30, 2016 at 3:00 am

    I stand corrected, CNN International is on the case…

  22. September 30, 2016 at 3:02 am

    also…

    • 45 donna dem 4 obama
      September 30, 2016 at 8:28 am

      If you scroll to the 2hour 10 minute mark you can watch PBO’s speech.

      • 46 vcprezofan2
        September 30, 2016 at 10:01 am

        Thanks, GDD; really appreciated this reminder that I could still listen to him. I just did, and as usual he rises to the occasion. RIP Shimon Peres. Those left behind who believe in freedom will struggle on with your mantle.

  23. 47 idon
    September 30, 2016 at 4:52 am

    Oh President Obama’s eulogy was beautiful and so filled with hope. He called on this generation of young people around the globe to take up President Peres mantle for peace and go forward. It was just beautiful.

  24. September 30, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Good morning TOD!

    #ALL50

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    #ALL50

  27. September 30, 2016 at 7:51 am

    Take care everyone … bbl ….

    #ALL50

  28. 57 99ts
    September 30, 2016 at 7:52 am

    GM TOD – I just watched the President’s eulogy for President Shimon Peres

    This is truly a man for all seasons – a man who uses words to reflect his actions, his life and his faith. How can any country let him go – he should have 40 more years – how the world would turn to love and hope and peace.

  29. 60 globalcitizenlinda
    September 30, 2016 at 7:56 am

    good morning everyone!

    have a fantastic day

  30. 61 globalcitizenlinda
    September 30, 2016 at 8:08 am

    • 62 99ts
      September 30, 2016 at 8:14 am

      And included
      Rabinowitz also noted a number of criticisms she has of Clinton, and chided her for deciding to “ramble on, familiarly, about institutional racism” during the first presidential debate on Monday.

      They can’t just say – “she is ready, capable and qualified. They have to add sh!t

      What on earth is wrong with speaking of institutional racism? Upsets a few white folks who encourage racism day in and day out.

      • 63 donna dem 4 obama
        September 30, 2016 at 8:25 am

        GM 99t, see my comment below. You and I are on the same page. 😉

        • 64 99ts
          September 30, 2016 at 8:32 am

          GM donna – the media just can’t help themselves – if they don’t want Trump they should be 100% endorsing Hillary – there is no other choice. They were at it on Morning idiot – saying Hillary won the debate but would now “overplay” her hand – Sec Clinton has run the most ordered, controlled and impeccable campaign regardless as to the primary or the general. The GOP on the other hand has seen the worst of America displayed on the world stage.

          Enjoy your Friday – we had our first “busy” day since I came home – although when one is retired – busy is very relative!

          • 65 donna dem 4 obama
            September 30, 2016 at 8:50 am

            Big news on my home front. I’m preparing for retirement in a few years and so we recently sold our house and will be downsizing to a one level home. Packing and Purging is a JOB. I’m looking forward to the smaller place but getting rid of years and years of “stuff” has been a challenge.

            • 66 99ts
              September 30, 2016 at 8:56 am

              Took us nearly 2 years to downsize! Did much before we sold & the rest after.
              Years ago we went to a single level home – it was rather a joy to not have to go up and down those stairs. Enjoy it all – retirement is having the time to do things – albeit they take much longer than they used to take 🙂

            • September 30, 2016 at 9:55 am

              Congratulations! Welcome to the club.

      • 68 0388jojothecat
        September 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

        Racism doesn’t affect the editors of major newspapers that’s why they consider it “ramblings”. When DT goes after the press then it’s “dangerous” talk.

    • 69 donna dem 4 obama
      September 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

      Good Morning Bob

      That is one strange endorsement. On the one hand she scorns Hillary for “rambling on” about institutional racism at the debate but chastises Trump for “his accumulation of Alt-Right cheerleaders, white supremacists and swastika devotees”. Does she not understand that racism is racism regardless of what form it rears its ugly head? Interesting 😯

  31. 70 amk for obama
    September 30, 2016 at 8:35 am

    a very good bj post

    The last time the economy was nearly this strong, the country narrowly elected George Bush over Al Gore. There’s something about prosperity that tends to incline Americans to vote for Republicans. I suspect that it’s a combination of complacency among Democratic core voters and a shift in independent voters once the need or potential need for a helping hand from the government recedes.

    I must say our voters, most of them poor by any measure, are so much smarter.

    • 71 Obama Grandmama
      September 30, 2016 at 1:45 pm

      I have wondered why people complain about things when they are improved also. I know “change” has been defined as people being against it as an unknown evil thing in some circles thus Donald’s Make America Great AGAIN line appeals to those wanting to go back to familiar times. In that case “change” means change back from the direction things are going in. Change can be defined simply as going in a different or continued direction, not staying in the same place. I remember the saying “The only constant is change.”
      Another way to think about it is using the optimist and pessimist comparison of the glass is half full or half empty. There are some people that simply complain about everything and are never happy. In my personal experience right now I am seeing that with those I know are supporting Donald Trump. Give them Donald and in no time at all they will want someone else. The people I know supporting him cannot vocalize what they want that is different than now. They are narrow in focus applying everything only to their own needs and critical of everything. They see Donald like themselves and I would not argue with that call.

  32. September 30, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Both Clinton and Pelosi were in favor of 9/11 bill. SMH. Such a dangerous precedent, not well thought out by either of them. The whole damn Congress have lost their minds on this one.

    • 73 Don
      September 30, 2016 at 8:44 am

      I’m not even upset with Hillary or Senator Pelosi, President Obama is something special and rare and we forget at times that not everyone has the wisdom and vision and strength to do what he does.

      • September 30, 2016 at 8:47 am

        I understand what you mean but this was a HUGE blunder with horrific, far-reaching ramifications, upsetting the balance of sovereignty for short-sighted political gain.

        • September 30, 2016 at 8:48 am

        • 76 Don
          September 30, 2016 at 8:54 am

          I fully agree with you, meta, the short-sidedness of this congress is breathtaking. Either they didn’t read the bill or they jumped at the chance to make President Obama look bad or both. Its like they built their own plank and walked it all the while daring the President to stop them. And now they look like even bigger fools trying to undue the damage they’ve done.

          • September 30, 2016 at 8:56 am

            When your only credo is OBSTRUCT OBAMA, you will always wind up looking like a complete fool. They seem to be saving their best for last. Interesting crap shoot, can’t wait to see what they have left in store for the remainder.

        • September 30, 2016 at 9:49 am

          it is interesting to me how they try to find something to stick to the President..to try to prove that they are smarter and more astute than the President…and most times they fall flat on their face….tell me..was it really necessary for Hillary to make a statement about this…and now what will she say now that Congress has opened a batshit crazy can of worms…and moving to change the bill…

          • September 30, 2016 at 10:02 am

            Right! I think since she’s a New Yorker, she thought it would be a good idea. I also notice that Kaine did not show up to vote. Wonder how that happened?

            She managed to also talk him out of TPP but I’m still holding out hope that it might gain some traction after the election.

        • 80 Obama Grandmama
          September 30, 2016 at 1:54 pm

          I think the politics of what will look good to voters entered into the thinking. PBO has mostly made good decisions disregarding what is best politically and explaining why he made those decisions. You can see that Senator Harry Reid did not have to make a political decision when opposing the over ride since he was not running again. Representative Pelosi made the political call. The issue could have been resolved by Congress thinking beyond the election, but that is rare much to my dismay.

      • 81 99ts
        September 30, 2016 at 8:58 am

        We are very used to having an adult in charge who thinks all the angles before he makes and broadcasts a decision. It has been so rare – if ever – that he got it wrong. It is so hard to go back to anything less.

        • September 30, 2016 at 9:04 am

          Yes, exactly.

          Hope you are feeling better today, 99ts

          • 83 99ts
            September 30, 2016 at 9:06 am

            Thank you meta – I’m so much better – was out and about today. Main issue now is thinking about life without PBO in the white house.

        • 85 0388jojothecat
          September 30, 2016 at 9:18 am

          This is so scary about HRC that she does everything for the optics like voting for the war or signing this stupid bill to sue a foreign country. Many of us knew that signing this would set a precedent for other foreign countries to sue the USA but not these fools? Maybe they thought the SCOTUS would deem it unconstitutional and override it giving them cover from the 9/11 families.

          • 86 99ts
            September 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

            The media and the GOP will scream from the heavens that Sec Clinton hates 9/11 families if she supported PBO on this issue. This is the real problem with US politics. No-one thinks of consequences but the political fallout to being honest and understanding reality can have major impact.

            Most countries have political campaigns that last 4-8 weeks. In the US they last 2 years and then start over – it’s a horrible cycle – a politician rarely gets time to put his/her ideas into action – too busy campaigning.

            • 87 0388jojothecat
              September 30, 2016 at 11:23 am

              Because of the MONEY! The longer our political campaigns last the more money the media will make and candidates can stuff their war chests.

              • 88 99ts
                September 30, 2016 at 11:26 am

                If they didn’t have 2 year elections, they wouldn’t need massive war chests. If an election lasts 6 weeks there is only so much money that can be spent. It’s crazy!

          • 90 57andfemale
            September 30, 2016 at 9:37 am

            This bill had immense Democratic support and sponsors. I’m not sure why.

  33. September 30, 2016 at 8:51 am

    This is what PROGRESS looks like!

  34. September 30, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Our Joe keeping it real:

  35. September 30, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Only One Thing Seems to Hurt Trump
    by Martin Longman
    September 29, 2016 10:55 AM

    It looks like the intelligence community is convinced that Russian spooks are trying to undermine confidence in the outcome of our presidential election. Trump and his advisors are unnaturally close to Russian (and Russia-allied) leaders. This would have been a bit of problem in any prior election. Does it matter in this one?

    The country’s most famous Klansman, David Duke, says “The fact that Donald Trump’s doing so well, it proves that I’m winning. I am winning.” I was born in 1969. For my entire conscious life, this would have been a major liability for a presidential candidate. Is that still true?

    Trump is such a pig that his Rancho Palos Verdes golf club has to take special measures to protect its female employees:

    “When Trump did visit, the club’s managers went on alert. They scheduled the young, thin, pretty women on staff to work the clubhouse restaurant — because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.”

    Will Trump’s objectification of women hurt him at the polls the way we’d expect it to?

  36. 99 desertflower
    September 30, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Morning everyone. Happy Friday….Or as I now like to call it ” Melting Cheeto Day!”

  37. September 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I just watched this. Trump surrogates act as if he doesn’t have a choice as to what they talk about. If they believe that the conversation should be about jobs instead of Miss Universe, they should talk about jobs. Even though they say otherwise, Hillary Clinton *is* talking about jobs, education, infrastructure, etc. Trump is the one trying to keep the distracting topics going to take the focus from the fact that he has nothing.

  38. September 30, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Congress Does Something Stupid, Blames Obama
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    September 29, 2016 4:31 PM

    This is one of those days when I really wish the American people paid attention to Congress.

    Last May, the Senate passed a bill that would allow the families of victims of the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The House passed it on September 9th. We all know that everyone in this country wants to do anything they can to support these families. But all along, President Obama has said why this bill wasn’t a good idea and has been clear that he would veto it.

    On the day the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act passed the House, here is how Haroun Demirjian described the President’s concerns:

    But bill supporters are bracing for a veto fight with the White House, which argues the bill could harm the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia and establish a legal precedent that jeopardizes American officials overseas.

    Three days later, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said this in response to a question during his daily briefing about a potential veto.

    “The way this bill is currently written exposes the U.S. … to significant risks in courts across the world,” Earnest added, repeating his boss’s rationale for his opposition to the measure. “The President believes that it’s important to look out for our country, our service members and our diplomats and allowing this bill to come into law would increase the risk that they face,” Earnest added.

    On September 23rd, when President Obama did, in fact, veto the bill, here is part of what he wrote:

    Enactment of JASTA could encourage foreign governments to act reciprocally and allow their domestic courts to exercise jurisdiction over the United States or U.S. officials — including our men and women in uniform — for allegedly causing injuries overseas via U.S. support to third parties. This could lead to suits against the United States or U.S. officials for actions taken by members of an armed group that received U.S. assistance, misuse of U.S. military equipment by foreign forces, or abuses committed by police units that received U.S. training, even if the allegations at issue ultimately would be without merit.

  39. 104 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    September 30, 2016 at 9:36 am

    THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH IN ISRAEL WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND BROUGHT ME TO TEARS..I HOPE THE ENTOURAGE SPENDS MUCH TIME IN THE HOLY PLACES BEFORE LEAVING….MYSELF..I WOULD NEVER LEAVE!..<3

  40. 105 jackiegrumbacher
    September 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

    It’s really worth your time to read this short VOX article on DT’s pathology. Basically, DT has no belief system and no concept of facts. His language and every conversation is all about dominance and so he says and does anything that will give him the satisfaction of ‘besting’ the person he’s talking to. He will focus on anything he perceives as a slight even if the focus makes him appear petty to normal eyes.The only ‘core’ DT is an overriding need to come out the winner and those who try to put him in a losing posture or call him a ‘loser’ have to be destroyed. It’s his sole motivation.

    http://www.vox.com/2016/9/29/13086236/trump-beliefs-category-error

    • September 30, 2016 at 10:36 am

      there was some talk about Trump canceling the next debate…but as my mother says he will not…because he was beaten and he has to get even….what will be the flurry of the next debate….will he try to inflict personal hurt onto Hillary….it will not be pretty….

  41. 107 Ladyhawke
    September 30, 2016 at 9:43 am

  42. 108 amk for obama
    September 30, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Congrats white men. You are officially the most ridiculed race.

  43. 111 desertflower
    September 30, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Vote them out.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/30/gop-blocks-probes-into-trump-russia-ties.html

    POLITICAL HACKS
    GOP Blocks Probes Into Trump-Russia Ties
    Russian hackers are apparently trying to mess with our elections. But congressional Republicans are crippling any investigations—while their probes of Hillary Clinton continue.

  44. September 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I agree with this…

    Why he is even associating himself with this lunatic is beyond me. Johnson is not a serious individual and Weld is like a tolerant uncle dealing with him. What an embarrassment.

  45. 114 desertflower
    September 30, 2016 at 9:48 am

  46. 116 CEB
    September 30, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Just watched PBO’s eulogy for Shimon Peres and VP Biden’s appearance on Fallon and I have tears in my eyes. They are such good men who have worked all of their adult lives to make other lives better, safer, more secure and more prosperous. They have done so with grace, heart, vision and strength. I am so grateful for their loving service and it is a wrenching pain to have to let them go, especially when I think of what could replace them.


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