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Sponsors dropping Ryan Lochte like a hot potato

Speedo, Ralph Lauren and skin-care firm Syneron-Candela have all dumped Lochte over the side of the pool. And that's no lie!

Speedo USA also said it would donate $50,000 of Lochte's fee to Save The Children to benefit needy youngsters in Brazil.

"While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and he has been an important member of the Speedo team, we cannot condone behaviour that is counter to the values this brand has long stood for," the prominent swimsuit company said in a brief statement. "We appreciate his many achievements and hope he moves forward and learns from this experience."

Shortly after Speedo USA made its announcement, Ralph Lauren and Syneron-Candela followed suit.
"Ralph Lauren continues to proudly sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody," said Ralph Lauren, which provided the Polo-branded attire worn by the American team at the opening and closing ceremonies. "Ralph Lauren's endorsement agreement with Ryan Lochte was specifically in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the company will not be renewing his contract."


How old are you and at what age did you take an interest in politics?

As a "newbie" to this site who just read the thread about the DU being more sparsely populated than in the past, I noticed a comment about how younger people don't frequent this forum. I too assume that many people here are in their 40s through their 60s, based on historical references (not always an accurate indicator but generally those who have lived through an era have more profound insight as to how it affected society), mentions of having adult children, and general wisdom of some posts that comes with age and maturity.

Was there a particular event or individual who sparked your political "awakening?"

I'm 43 and have been casually following politics over the past 15 years or so. As a Canadian, I've had as much interest in American affairs as in my own country, primarily due to being regularly exposed to U.S. media. I reviled the Dubya administration and cheered mightily as Barack Obama emerged as the Democratic nominee.

My interest in U.S. politics has been renewed by the current presidential race and I watched the primaries fairly closely as well. I just want to see Drumpf go down in flames so badly. He represents the worst of almost everything, political and otherwise, IMO.

Anyway, I eagerly await the true Methuselah of this forum to identify himself or herself.

Gif of the moment: Trump has earned this cigar...

How apropos, considering what comes from Donny's mouth:

Trump says he'd only use nuclear weapons in a sarcastic way

Loving this Borowitz Report article from The New Yorker! LULZ!

"If I ever used nuclear weapons it would be really obvious that I was just being sarcastic.”

Pressed by Blitzer to explain the difference between a sarcastic and non-sarcastic nuclear attack, Trump responded, “You’d use the weapons and everything, but then you’d say, ‘Just kidding.’”


"They go low, we go high."

Michelle Obama's philosophy of exhibiting class and civility is often not followed by Dems, like here at the DU. Now, before anyone accuses me of pointing fingers, I am going to admit that I'm GUILTY!!!! And sometimes I just can't help myself.

What I'm wondering is two-fold:

1) Do you share your harshest opinions of Trump only on anonymous forums as a means to vent so your head doesn't explode? Do you choose your words and insults more carefully when you're talking to real people?

2) Have you ever said or written anything about Trump that you actually regret? Brainless. Heartless. Soulless. Small hands, small dick. Orange Cheeto/Orange Jesus. Asshole. And on and on.

CNN reporting that Paul Ryan

is not ruling out revoking his support for Trump.

Thanks for putting your infighting back in the headlines today, GOP!!

Ben Carson's alternative view of reality

Speaking with Wolf Blitzer regarding the Drumpf campaign meltdown:

"There is no emergency here whatsoever."

"People are trying all kinds of diversionary tactics... I think that Mr. Trump recognizes that and is going to make more of an effort not to fall for some of the things that are used to divert attention."

Bahahahahaha!!! Like Drumpf is not the diversion in and of himself. He's a one-man circus.

On Drumpf's unwillingness to endorse Ryan, McCain and Ayotte:

"I don't think it's nearly as big a bombshell as people are making it out to be. Again, let's concentrate on the big issues." He goes on to say that Drumpf's endorsement will come in time.

On Drumpf's remarks directed at the Khan family:

"Obviously any family who loses service members are people for whom we should have great sympathy. Certainly I feel very much for those families and recognize that they are grieving, and very often they will say and do things out of that grief. I think we should just give them a pass and move on."

Got that??? It's the Khan family that needs to be given a pass in this controversy.

Blitzer asks Carson if Drumpf should apologize.

"I don't think it would be harmful if they apologized to him and he apologized to them."

Blitzer asks why they should apologize.

"For one thing, if you accuse someone of something that is not true, it usually is a reasonable thing to acknowledge that. Rather than make this a one-sided issue, we don't we just say, 'Back off a little bit.'"

Newt Gingrich stumbling in the dark

Newt is attempting to side-step the need for Drumpf to apologize for his comments on the Khan family by suggesting that Clinton owes America an apology...

"Now she's lying about 50-some thousand emails. She's lying about national security. Why shouldn't she apologize? If Donald Trump owes anybody an apology, how come Hillary doesn't owe the whole country an apology?"


The article is available from a number of sources but pasted below is one of the top-rated comments on a right-wing site that posted the story. It's enough to turn your stomach. What an imbecile!

Jean Baker · Eastern Kentucky University
Mr Kahn Trashing Mr. Trump, Made me hate Mr.Kahn,He done it to Help Killary,To Bad His Son Died,I say the way the father has acted I say Who Cares,TOo Bad he was not with His Son,We would have Rid Of Mr.Kahn,Who has no Busisness Here,LOUD MOUTH IDIOT KAHN
LEAVE Our Country,Get The HELL Out!!
Like · Reply · 52 · 16 hrs

Terms and phrases politicians use that have become meaningless

"Believe me" has quickly become a joke since Drumpf says it so often and rarely follows those words with any truth whatsoever.

Are there other words and phrases commonly used by politicians that you'd rather not hear anymore?

I'm getting tired of "Let me be clear..." from pretty much anyone. It insinuates that the individual was what, using muddled language right up until that point?

I'm also not fond of "frankly" from a politician either. Seems to imply that he or she wasn't being frank prior to insisting that they are now going to be frank. Of course Barney Frank and Al Franken should be among the most frank.

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