16 thoughts on “News/Politics 8-2-21

  1. Couldn’t happen to a woker bunch. 🙂

    Somewhere in Florida, Donald Trump is LoLing.


    “The U.S. women’s national team crashed out of its chase for Olympic gold with a dud of a 1-0 loss to Canada here on Monday, a fitting end to a pursuit in which the most dominant soccer team in the world never hit top gear.

    Officially, the Americans will play for bronze on Friday because of a 75th-minute penalty, conceded by Tierna Davidson for a foul on Deanne Rose, awarded after a video review. Canada’s Jessie Fleming converted it. Backup U.S. goalkeeper Adrianna Franch just barely couldn’t save it.

    But really, the Americans fell short of the final because they were poor, throughout the Games and here on a sleepy, sticky-hot evening at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium. They had no rhythm. No composure. No verve.

    Instead, there were errant passes. Sloppy touches. Fatigue. Frustration. And a first loss to Canada since 2001.

    “Sucks,” Megan Rapinoe said, in response to a question about what was going through her head at final whistle. “Really sh—y.””


    Awww… you mad, bro?

    This is why the men make more. 🙂


  2. When it was Trump putting them in cages Obama built, it was the worse thing ever.

    But now they put them under bridges, so they can pretend they’re trolls.

    Further proof our media is total garbage.

    Where’s the outrage, the protests,….. oh that’s right, that only happens when it’s an R president.



  3. Joe built this.

    But hey, no more mean tweets, amiright?



  4. Nancy’s drunk again and spouting nonsense.


    Do your job Nan.


  5. It was actually a bio-weapon.

    The question is, what are the USA and other countries going to do about it? What about all the social media sites that were complicit?


    “House Republicans have released an addendum to their Origins of COVID-19 (pdf) report released last year, concluding that evidence points to a leak from a Chinese lab as the source of the outbreak.”


  6. Why the put downs on American athletes — I though it was America First.

    In the actual game, the Americans dominated. The penalty kick was an iffy call. Without video reply, it would’ve never been called and definitely if a North American was a ref (North Americans play a rougher game). The second thing to note the US team has dominated women’s soccer for decades and the rest of the world is catching up.

    As for the US (and Canadian) men’s team….its the third olympics in a row they failed to even qualify. Both Canada and the US have far more successful women’s teams — perhaps we should reward success.


  7. Hey at least the Border Patrol gave them shade.. The numbers are only slightly higher than 2019 (2020 really shouldn’t be used for a comparison for anything). Given a better economy and employment sectors falling short of workers willing to work cheap, these numbers are to be expected. The media outrage is there; FOX even brought drones. During the Trump era FOX was never outraged. As we discussed yesterday, outrage depends on point of view not the actual situation. Look at the cartoons you post; some people in the media are demonstrating outrage.

    Speaking of selective outrage; some people are upset for Pelosi suggesting the CDC impose a eviction moratorium. Was the same people outraged that Gov’t Abbot wanted state police to interfere with a federal law enforcement agency? Probably not. Let’s not pretend people really care about separation of powers, jurisdiction and court rulings, its about generating outrage.


  8. If you can find a video clip of AOC slamming everyone — Democrats, Biden etc for failing to pass the eviction moratorium, watch it. For those who don’t like her; this is genuine outrage not partisan outrage. Something worth respecting — you may not like her but she cares for her constituents and will buck the party line to represent them. (its AOC with Jake Tapper on Sunday, the clip I saw is not yet on Youtube and nobody wants to watch the whole show)


  9. hw: The US men just defeated Mexico (again) in the Gold Cup Final with what was basically their third team (MLS guys). They are definitely on the upswing with incredible young talent – the times they are a-changing.


  10. Men’s Olympic soccer is an U23 tournament. This is the corrupt IOC compromising with the corrupt FIFA to keep the World Cup as the premier soccer tournament. The adult men’s US and Mexican teams are quite good but in terms of international success pale in comparison to the US women.

    Personally I like women’s soccer — less drama queens rolling on the ground asking for a penalty. Far better flow to the game…take less time to substitute, to take a free kick, to celebrate, and no crying to the ref.


  11. The women’s soccer team was anything but “America first”….that is why many Americans liked the loss….go figure….
    I didn’t give Trump money but I voted for him….nice move citing an article in The Guardian?!! 😂


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