When I first read this story, I got the impression that they had to pay taxes based on the value of the medal. Now that I have read the story, I don’t have the same opinion. I did not know that there was financial gain in winning a medal. Why should a plumber or mechanic who works all day and puts in the same commitment deserve to be taxed while an athlete does not? I am not buying it. Many middle class workers work two and even three jobs to support their families, yet they must pay taxes. So should the athlete.
August 23, 2016 at 7:36pm
He even reviewed the struggles of his previous lives which, in many ways, reflected those he still faced in the present. Finally, he experienced heaven.”
Sorry, but we have only had one existence before this life and it was in the presence of the Father. Reincarnation is a concept Lucifer sells, not God.
 August 23, 2016 at 7:29pm
And where was your savior Obama when Americans were being attacked in Benghazi? Where? Where? He couldn’t even mark “Present”. Give it up. Your savior has no love for America or Americans. He will only do what is necessary to try and make a legacy for himself. But, he has done that quite nicely. Obama is the single greatest screw up in American politics EVER! Well done. Let’s give him another Nobel piece prize. I hear they are giving those out to people who haven’t accomplished jack crap.
 August 23, 2016 at 7:18pm
Quick to blame Bush for the delays in New Orleans. Slow to take criticism for doing the same damn thing he blamed Bush for doing. The ultimate hypocrite in ever way.
George Bush wasn't out playing golf for two and half weeks.
The difference between the two is all about heart.
 August 22, 2016 at 7:34pm
Floods in Louisiana:
Obama – Absent
Clinton – Absent
Trump – Present
Obama – No where to be found
Clinton – No where to be found
And you think that Clinton is going to be there for you when the going gets tough. She betrayed Americans….claimed what difference does it make now…..and lied to the faces of the family members. She and Obama are two despicable peas in a pod.
 August 22, 2016 at 7:29pm
Evidence that Clinton can’t even get a grip on reality. You can’t try to be honest when almost everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie. I don’t believe that she is mentally stable at all.
 August 22, 2016 at 1:47pm
Deceit has a special ugliness about it. I don’t drink, but I know damn well that people drink and drive illegally. Some get caught. Phelps happen to be one of the many. But it takes a special kind of evil to look you in the eye and tell you an outright lie…….right Hillary!!!!!!
Had he confessed to tearing down a sign, breaking a door and whatever else, it would have been water under the bridge.
What gets me though is that the media who are expert liars and in many ways corrupt to the core can hold another accountable for the very thing they do on a daily basis. The media is the ultimate hypocrite.
Speedo's values are based on the profits. If Lochte can bring in an additional $100 million in sales, it is worth paying him a percentage of the profits of those extra sales. Once Lochte's name was tarnished through his bad decision, people are going to be just as likely to boycott Speedo as support them due to their association with him. Therefore it is no longer profitable to sponsor him.
What this means is that Speedo has a much higher opinion of the general public than anyone in politics. They believe that most people want to only hold up people with the best reputations as role models.
Unfortunately this standard wasn't applicable during the primary in either of the major parties. People appear to be too eager to drop their values in order to have a better chance of winning. If winning is more important than values, what do we get for our win? Just power?
 August 22, 2016 at 1:32pm
Yes, let’s accommodate the few confused while depriving the almost whole of their dignity. This is logic that bewilders even the stupid.
 August 22, 2016 at 1:23pm
Sounds like people have nothing better to do than to whine and criticize. Is it any wonder our nation is degenerating.
Personally, if someone is going to attack me for being white, I certainly am not going to worry about whether my response is ‘damaging’ to those harassing me.
[-3] August 19, 2016 at 2:15pm
There is that risk. The Trumpsters out there have no problem with Trump violating the Constitution in favor of their positions. They are not Constitutionalists.
But, when the Supreme Court has become as perverted as it has, the best we can hope for is individuals selected for the Courts that will ADHERE TO the Constitution and not try to REDEFINE it.
 August 19, 2016 at 2:05pm
David was God’s King for Israel and he committed adultery (which he could be forgiven for) and murder of the innocent (which he cannot be forgiven for). Did God make the wrong choice?
And before you try to argue that you can be forgiven for sins except sin against the Holy Ghost, note that repentance requires RESTITUTION. You can’t restore a life once taken and the life lost has no chance of bettering themselves for the eternities. Just read King David’s remorse in the Bible.
 August 19, 2016 at 1:53pm
Now that is a man of honor and respect for his nation.
Did anyone catch Usain Bolt of Jamaica stop his interview with the Spanish press during the US national anthem the other day. That was quite touching that a man of his caliber and ego would still show that kind of respect for a nation that has championed freedom and liberty for the world.
If you ask me what America is i say, its not a piece of land or president or politician or even a flag but it is a spirit/ideology that every man has the right and responsibility to take care of himself and his family and govern oneself by the morality that comes from the almighty creator. So they can take our politicians and even our land but they can never kill our GOD given rights or our spirit no matter where we are.
When Usain retires, he will move to the U.S. Man he is crazy fast! His antics use to drive me nuts but now I think he is entertaining to watch and he cracks me up. I look forward to when he runs.
Way to go Sam Kendricks! Your actions gave me chills. Congrats on your medal.
That's an awesome video to start the weekend off with!
Im a fan
No less impressive, but Bolt's action was during the 2012 Games.