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Jill Biden to attend Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

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By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE

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Good for her, wish it was Joe.

-28 ( +7 / -35 )

Just adding more people coming here during a State of Emergency unnecessarily.

if these are normal times…sure….come however now is not the time to do this.

The rules are different for the so called “elite”. Always have been and probably always will be.

They don’t care about the average Japanese citizen nor anyone else for that matter

22 ( +27 / -5 )

Head of state's time is more precious just to attend this kind of event during pandemic.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Both leaf photos today of Bach & Dr. Biden with their outstretched and open arms! What’s the meaning?

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

I thought there were to be no spectators.

30 ( +33 / -3 )

The Olympics games is a farce!

27 ( +30 / -3 )

As my coworker said when this was first brought up..."I live here and can't even go, must be nice!"

If there was ever and opportunity for the Japanese culture to really push for a cultural shift, this would be the time. How much longer will Japanese people tolerate the top down hierarchy that persist? There should be mass protests about how these games are of no importance, and priority should be to inoculate the population, and take care of its high elderly population. But instead, sponsors, and their guests will be able to attend and view games just like the royalty they are. Japan has lost almost all credibility on the world stage, and they have given all of the power in this situation to the Olympic committee and its cronies.

17 ( +20 / -3 )

Hopefully she doesn’t get infected with corona while in Japan! In addition, it’s just a waste of tax payers money on both sides. She should have come to Japan at a much better time and for a much better reason rather than this farce Olympics! I wonder what FORMER President Trump would say about this if someone asked him…lol !

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Hope she is isolating like the rest of the world when she hits Japan's shores

10 ( +14 / -4 )

Is she a member of the Olympic Family now? How about Suga?

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Again a rule for the rich and powers that be - Disgusting slap in the face for us all

15 ( +18 / -3 )

Will she be staying at the APA hotel eating cold bentos like I had to?

16 ( +20 / -4 )

No. She'll be at the Embassy or at the Okura. No cold bentos.

8 ( +13 / -5 )

Stay home, watch TV and be online to attend the event.

Why those VIPs can come without quarantine while citizens are asked to watch TV

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Makes no sense much like her husband !

Why does she need to come when the people who are already here cant go ?

More them and us Bull Dust from the elites , screw them and those like them !

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Stupid move.

I guess she doesnt mind being associated with failure, disasters and corruption - which as everyone knows is Tokyo 2021 and the IOC.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

How's she going to do that after waiting the mandatory two weeks in quarantine and with a spectator-less Olympics? Ahhhh... that's right... you can negotiate with the virus if the people are special.... and she doesn't drink after 8:00 p.m.... unless she buys it from a convenience store....

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Like I said, the Olympics is only for the privileged VIPs.

18 ( +21 / -3 )

What for? Don't you have anything more important to do?

11 ( +14 / -3 )

I understand the optics, but it is adding insult to potential injury to 83% of the people in Japan to have her endorse the IOC and Japanese govt's putting residents at risk. Just say "No" to Tokyo 2020.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Why?

Is she essential to the running of the Games?

or

Is she an elected/appointed official?

She doesn't appear to fall into either category . . . . . .

7 ( +12 / -5 )

Hopefully she'll live blog the view from the stands for all the peasants who wanted to but aren't allowed to go.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Both leaf photos today of Bach & Dr. Biden with their outstretched and open arms! What’s the meaning?

Jill is simply giving up and saying "OK OK we can't can't find Joe, I'll do it, I'll go!" ... Bach is practicing raking in the huge pile of money that the IOC is getting. Got it?

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Why?

Why drag all these security and staff with you?

Why come in person,now?

Why not make a virtual appearance to set a great example, demonstrate common sense, and promote technology and therefore promote the ‘remote games’?

All these people are so drunk on our taxes ( a visit like hers will cost us at least several million), and always have been. It’s just so ‘In Your Face’ now.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

First lady Jill Biden will attend the opening ceremony of the summer Olympics

Welcome Jill! Happy to have Mrs. Biden here.

Hillary Clinton traveled to the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games and the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Jill follwoing in the steps of Hillary.

-21 ( +0 / -21 )

Please don’t.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Guys, the best revenge us ordinary Joes can get now is to totally ignore this disgraceful farce, have nothing to do with it and not waste any more time even thinking about it. Total BDS, including not watching it or reading about it at all. Act as if it didn't exist. Go live your own lives, start studying something new, learn a musical instrument, language, programming, etc. Don't give them a red cent of your money or a minute of your time!

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Great post Ego Sum...

I’m actually going to start that plan from this very post.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Welcome Jill! Happy to have Mrs. Biden here.

Why?

14 ( +17 / -3 )

Not the smartest of choices with Tokyo in a state of emergency. Sends out completely the wrong message.

9 ( +12 / -3 )

Stupid move, Jill.

Quick , reverse.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

Booo! Another Elitist Comes Crashing the "Quarantine" like it doesn't exist. Because for Elites, the Quarantine doesn't exist!

Oh boy. What a "vote of confidence" on the part of the decrepit Old Man...send the unelected wife!

Come on, man. "Dr." Jill? During an "Emergency" situation, here she comes, with 500 staff and 500 security in tow. Two week quarantine? lol. Exempt!

These Elites DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW RULES LIKE THE PLEBES DO. lol. Rub that in our faces for good measure, "Dr." Jill. And don't forget to take a knee like a good Pavlov Virtue Signaler.

Oh well. Even less reason to watch these simply disgusting PandemOlympics.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Cool. Maybe the "doctor" will set aside some time to discuss Covid strategy with Mr. Nishimura...if he isn't sacked by July 23rd.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

All the elites and World Leaders could simply send a heartfelt message of support.

This is one area that could save costs to the J tax payer.

More importantly support and adhere to Tokyo state of emergency.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Stay home, Jill.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

She’s just trying to play her husband’s administration political game.

Which is politically support Japan through the Olympics to undermine China.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

The Olympics are, as they have always been, a corrupt scheme for and by the elites. I have never watched them, and never will.

However, having vaccinated people visit really has nothing to do with stay-at-home 'recommendations' people are free to move around Tokyo as they please. Common sense would non-vaccinated people be careful to reduce exposure risks, and I believe most people choose to stay home as much as possible out of self-preservation.

Yes, businesses are suffering, but that is because of the virus. VIP's coming to Japan or not doesn't change anything.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

With all due respect, Mrs. Biden is the first lady, yet she too is subjected to the mandatory 14 days quarantine like everyone else unless she withholds her valid inoculation travel card as a act of doing right, representing adequately the land of the free. If not the case, then is self evident that these governments are nothing but a bunch of falsifiers pertaining travel documentation.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

sure mate

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Mandatory 14 day quarantine? haha. Media from the UK (for example) and are writing about their 'Quarantine' 3 days. That's it. Go and check today's issue of the TImes. The chief sportswriter has laid it all out what is expected of him.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Please, please DO NOT watch these Olympics. This is the only way we can fight back. Do not watch them ignore them.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

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