Ryan Lochte should be stripped of his medals, Actions at gas station during interviews and lame apology do not represent America and Olympic spirit, Lochte should also be prosecuted, Washington Post is correct

Ryan Lochte should be stripped of his medals, Actions at gas station during interviews and lame apology do not represent America and Olympic spirit, Lochte should also be prosecuted, Washington Post is correct

“If you are not guided by God, you will be guided by something or someone else.”…Eric Liddell

“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.”…Marcus Tullius Cicero

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

 

Ryan Lochte is a disgrace to America, the world and the Olympics.

His apparent participation in drunken revelry may can be overlooked.

However, his actions at the Brazilian gas station, repeated lies during interviews, escape from Brazil leaving his teammates to be interrogated by the law and finally his lame apologies, cannot be.

Ryan Lochte should be stripped of his medals and prosecuted.

I am not inclined to agree with the Washington Post often, especially with their biased election coverage, but I do on this occasion.

From the Washington Post August 19, 2016.

“Let’s say you’re a guest in someone’s home. You and your friends are invited to a dinner at which the hosts, though cash-strapped, do their level best to put out a nice spread and show you hospitality. You over-serve yourself on their liquor, stagger around drunk and tear a picture off the wall, then unzip your fly and urinate in their bushes. The morning after, the best you can muster to your hosts is some vague, mumbled regret for being a “distraction” from the party.

Really?

Here’s a new slogan for the U.S. Olympic Committee: “Leading the medal chart but dead last in apologies.” Ryan Lochte still doesn’t get it. His so-called apology was a lame, crisis-crafted statement that showed zero sincerity and no awareness of his affront to Brazil and, if anything, only added to the insult by continuing to suggest he’s somehow this country’s victim.

“I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend — for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning,” he parsed, via Instagram.”

“Wielgus said: “The last five days have been difficult for our USA Swimming and United States Olympic families. . . . We do not condone the lapse in judgment and conduct that led us to this point. That this is drawing attention away from Team USA’s incredible accomplishments in the water and by other athletes across the Olympic Games is upsetting.”

None of them gets it. None of them gets why, at last count, around 1.8 million Brazilian people had gone on Rio2016’s Twitter account to register their outrage against Lochte and his junior swim club pals.

“It’s clear the Brazilian population felt humiliated,” Rio 2016 spokesman Mario Andrada said.”

“Lochte made a convenient self-promotional vehicle out of a city tortured by crime and poverty. There were nearly 11,000  street robberies here in June. The unemployment rate is 11 percent and expected to rise to 12 percent by next year. The Brazilian minimum wage amounts to $228 a month. It should not need to be stated that the gas station was someone’s business, someone’s wherewithal.

Lochte created a needless problem for a strung-out police force with pay issues, short supplies and the overwhelming task of trying to secure Rio during a Summer Olympics. They had to chase his bogusness for four days.”

“The reason they all thought they could get away with it? It was just a little Brazilian gas station. Who could possibly care about that? Who would ever notice?

“They thought this would be forgotten,” said Sergio Riera, the lawyer who got Bentz and Conger released. “They did not think it would have a more serious consequence.”

Here is what is missing from Lochte’s apology. Any sign of manners. Any sign of humility. Any sign of real regret. Any sense of where he had spent the past two weeks. And that is truly sorry.”

Read more:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/ryan-lochtes-apology-is-clear-he-doesnt-realize-what-he-has-done-wrong/2016/08/19/182e2348-6614-11e6-8b27-bb8ba39497a2_story.html?wpisrc=nl_az_most

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18 responses to “Ryan Lochte should be stripped of his medals, Actions at gas station during interviews and lame apology do not represent America and Olympic spirit, Lochte should also be prosecuted, Washington Post is correct

  1. citizenwells

    “A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation”… Mark Twain

  2. CW………..
    ……….Mark Twain is probably correct……….but I would examine the verbs ,and nouns he uses as well. It seems like the principal vocabulary of many of our young people is limited to about three words……..”F— YO MAMA”.

  3. oldsailor84……

    The times ..they are a changing my friend…..old Mark also said;

    “I have known many troubles in my lifetime, but most of them were someone else’s ” !

  4. CW……….
    With respect to Lochte, and those with him, I personally am offended by the behavior of ALL OF THEM. They have shown a certain level of contempt toward the Olympic Spirit by simply being with Lochte. I think that Lochte himself clearly demonstrated that he does NOT take the time to consider the outcome of his errant behavior……….which was by itself in EXTREMELY POOR TASTE. In my opinion he should voluntarily return the medals he won. In my own view competing at the Olympic Games is about as near to Godly games as possible to get, and all competitors should observe Christian values.

  5. oldsoldier80…………
    ………I would heartily agree with you on the “troubles” thing. I guess it is a case where us oldies need to start saying “F— YO MAMA TOO” right back to the BASTARDS who say it first. We would most likely thereafter be called BROTHER if we used the gutter language of the bastards.

  6. In ancient Greece the Olympic games were the test of both religion, and athletic bearing. They were held every four years at Mount Olympus (the domain of OLD ZEUSS). The games can be traced clear back to 776 BC.

  7. “If it weren’t for those pesky Freedom of Information Act requests Clinton wouldn’t have to answer to us lowly peasants. Just imagine… All this corruption, thievery and dishonesty is just “business as usual.” Say what you will about Trump, but he has never stolen $6 billion, never taken foreign bribes, never been paid off by Wall Street, or enabled rapists.

    Daily Caller: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may soon have to answer questions about an estimated $6 billion in contract mismanagement, fraud and incompetence that happened under her watch at the Department of State.”

    http://bb4sp.com/hillarys-state-department-6-billion/

  8. AND………
    ………….while the BASTARD knocks a golf ball around Martha’s Vineyard, Donald Trump has showed up in Louisiana with an 18 wheeler filled with flood relief supplies, with MANY more semi loads already headed to Louisiana. I have serious doubts that Bobby Jindal advised TRUMP to stay away. That was a SLIMY LIBERAL story, cooked up by the MEDIA in an effort to make it look like the governor wanted everybody to stay away. Anybody possessing even a PEA SIZE BRAIN can see through that LOAD OF BULL(TO QUOTE SLICK WILLY). Mzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.PIGGY ,and her slimey PERVERT HUSBAND are also at Martha’s VIneyard. She is probably there to do oral sex on Soetoro, while her POS husband hunts for half witted females to give him oral sex. They are both Arkansas PIECES OF SHI#.

  9. oldsoldier80

    THERE’S A LOT OF US AROUND……AND MORE JOINING EVERY DAY !

  10. California is burning to the ground, and Louisiana is underwater. The Fraud-in-Chief is on the 9th fairway.

    Have to laugh at this idiot; he was the one who criticized Dubyah for *flying over* New Orleans after Katrina.

    Pot, meet kettle.

    Trump was the only one who gave a damn and went to Baton Rouge. Where the hell are the rest of them?

    Lochte is an exemplary American compared to the golfing moron who can’t hit the side of a barn (also known as Michael’s butt).

  11. …………AND …….
    ………it is encouraging to see that at least a few of our young people are following a Christian lifestyle. We need a lot more of them to do the same, stay in school, and graduate. This way it is more than likely that they will have more than THREE WORDS in their vocabularies along with an average, or better IQ………Perhaps they will also be better prepared to see through POLITICAL BULLSHI# whenever they see, or hear it,

  12. PSYCHOPATH ARSONISTS………..
    …………in California have ben let out of insane asylums by our halfwit leader, and now we see the results.They have been having lots of great orgasms as they stand and watch all the fires that they have set. Hundreds of California homes have been burned to the ground because these twisted BASTARDS have been returned to the public domain. Innocent Californians have lost everything because of the sick bastards. There has NOT BEEN a lot of thunderstorm activity across the areas where all of the fires have occurred. This leaves ONLY THE HUMAN FACTOR…….= NUTCASES! Jerry Brown says the released arsonists ARE NOT DANGEROUS……..REAL MORON!.

  13. SO…….
    ……..MOST SHI# IS………”.BROWN”.

  14. SueK
    Trump even brought needed supplies for the people of LA, an 18 wheeler from what I hear. He didn’t have to do that but I bet the people there was happy he did.

  15. oldsoldier80

    oldsailor84…..

    GREAT COPY…..when you said;
    “oldsailor84 | August 21, 2016 at 5:46 pm |
    SO…….
    ……..MOST SHI# IS………”.BROWN”.
    ———————————————————————————————-In Calf……ALL SH*T IS BROWN…A DARK BROWN, AND VERY SMELLY !
    No reflection of the few good hard working citizens that have to put up with all that crazy sh*t out there !

  16. oldsoldier80………..
    ………..once upon a time there was a CPO whose surname was BROWN. He wasn’t very well liked by his peers. From time to time when he was thought to be in earshot somebody would shout “WHAT COLOR IS SHI#?they would then yell BROWN. Chief BROWN was looked upon as a real PRIC#. He eventually was transferred to shore duty where he became a member of a SHORE PATROL GROUP. While aboard ship he was the Chief Master At Arms.(SHIP’S COP).

  17. Could it hapn ??
    Hillary steps down and recommends Jerry Brown for her replacement.
    It would be a big relief for those living in California.

  18. citizenwells

    “On Sunday, Powell told the New York Post’s Page Six that Clinton was using her private email long before their meeting.

    “The truth is she was using it for a year before I sent her a memo telling her what I did [during my term as Secretary of State],” he said.

    “Her people have been trying to pin it on me.””

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/powell-clinton-trying-to-pin-her-email-use-on-my-advice/ar-BBvTg9p?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=wispr

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