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  • Golf Is Not the Answer

    08/28/2014 2:39:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Immediately after his telephone call consoling the Foley family on their son's grisly murder at the hands of Islamofascists, President Barack Obama took a powder. He headed for the golf course. Yes, the golf course! He had golfed eight times in 11 days, as the world was in tumult the likes of which we have not experienced since the late 1930s. There is something very odd about this man. He seems to think he can duck his obligations by lolling on the golf course. Does he believe no one is looking? In his brief life, my guess is,...
  • Obama Spurns the 'Optics' Police

    08/27/2014 5:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    In some prominent corners of the liberal media, the grousing has begun about President Obama's habit of hitting the golf course during crises without any concern for looking cavalier. Everyone knows he joyfully hit the links at Martha's Vineyard five minutes after a nationally televised address expressing his disgust at the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS extremists in Syria. He played nine rounds during this most recent vacation in a year filled with vacations. On the front page of The New York Times, they reported "a firestorm of criticism erupted over what many saw as a...
  • Playin' Two Rounds (Song Parody)

    08/26/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by LonePalm · 6 replies
    LonePalm | 26 August 2014 | LonePalm
    Playin’ two RoundsWords and Music to Draggin' The Line by Tommy James and Bob King Parody and Copyright by LonePalm Makin' vacation the old, hard way. Puttin' and drivin' hard day by day. I dig blow and grass and the well kept grounds. Playin' two rounds [Playin’ two rounds]. Michael Brown is pushin’ up Daisies. Raisin’ more funds from my far left crazies. They dig blow and grass and the well kept grounds. Playin’ two rounds [Playin’ two rounds]. Playin’ two rounds [Playin’ two rounds]. I feel grand. Got lots of cash in hand. Speeches are all pre-planned. What can’t...
  • ISIS Mission Impossible: Catching Obama’s attention

    08/26/2014 7:44:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Judi McLeod
    Peter Pan Golfer in the White House just doesn’t give a damn The digital jihadists who came up with a new social networks campaign in a desperate attempt “to ratchet up pressure on U.S. President Barack Obama”, are headed in the same direction Mrs. Barack Obama ended up in when she tried the same thing on ISIS Boko Haram pals with her epic fail #BringBackOurGirls hashtag: Nowhere. “The ISIS militants want Obama to respond to their threats to execute American captive journalist Steven Sotloff. The well-planned campaign—which includes pre-formulated tweets, images and instructions for dissemination, all under the hashtag #StevensHeadInObamasHands—is...
  • Back from Vacation

    08/26/2014 6:11:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2014 | Rich Galen
    The Washington Post runs a little item every Friday entitled: "Who Had the Worst Week in Washington?" It is often a political figure who as said or done something so outrageous that it stands out from all the other outrageous things political figures here have said or done. Sometimes it's a sports figure (The Washington Nationals won in June 2013 when they were 29-30) . Sometimes someone in the media (David Gregory recently won after being fired from Meet the Press). Last week's winner was Barack Obama. The column, like so many on and off the record; Republican and...
  • Fox News' Lisa Daftari: Obama Disrespected Foley Family

    08/26/2014 5:59:08 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/23/2014 | KERRY PICKET
    Fox News Channel's Lisa Daftari gave her analysis on why President Barack Obama's foreign policy strategy in the Middle East is costing innocent lives like American photo journalist James Foley to terrorists like ISIS.
  • Obama’s golf outing after Foley beheading was a huge mistake

    08/24/2014 6:58:20 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    It is hard to fathom what Obama is doing or thinking. No explanation comes close to being satisfactory. With fellow Democrats faulting him, and with threats to America multiplying, it is impossible to excuse his conduct on the grounds of ignorance. If he only knows what the public sees, that would be more than enough to develop a strategy. Indeed, it’s possible his military advisers are going public with terrifying claims about the terrorist group because they, too, are alarmed by his passivity. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, normally low-key, said of the Islamic State: “This is beyond anything that...
  • Smiling Obama swings into action but once again, it's on the golf course

    08/24/2014 7:26:49 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 223, 2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor,and Louise Boyle
    Smiling Obama swings into action... but once again, it's on the golf course: President plays again as FBI warn of homegrown ISIS threat and US edges closer to Syria strikes Obama under fire from critics for his hours on the golf course during a two-week break on the resort island of Martha's Vineyard Obama spokesman suggested the president needs to blow off steam with 8 rounds of golf on vacation Obama was slammed this week for grinning and fist-bumping through 18 holes just minutes after delivering somber remarks about James Foley's execution at the hands if ISIS terrorists Secretary of...
  • The Golf Address

    08/24/2014 1:43:29 AM PDT · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    The New York Times (via Twitchy) ^ | 0823/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • The Golf Address [Usually noxious Dowd slams Obama]

    08/23/2014 6:12:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 8/23/14 | Maureen Dowd
    FORE! Score? And seven trillion rounds ago, our forecaddies brought forth on this continent a new playground, conceived by Robert Trent Jones, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal when it comes to spending as much time on the links as possible — even when it seems totally inappropriate, like moments after making a solemn statement condemning the grisly murder of a 40-year-old American journalist beheaded by ISIL. I know reporters didn’t get a chance to ask questions, but I had to bounce. I had a 1 p.m. tee time at Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo...
  • A Terrorist Horror, Then Golf: Incongruity Fuels Obama Critics

    08/23/2014 2:39:35 PM PDT · by Third Person · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 21st, 2014 | Peter Baker and Julia Hirschfeld Davis
    WASHINGTON — He had just hung up the telephone with the devastated parents before heading in front of the cameras. Unusually emotional, President Obama declared himself “heartbroken” by the brutal murder of an American journalist, James Foley, and vowed to “be relentless” against Islamic radicals threatening to kill another American. But as soon as the cameras went off, Mr. Obama headed to his favorite golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is on vacation, seemingly able to put the savagery out of his mind. He spent the rest of the afternoon on the links even as a firestorm of criticism...
  • Obama tees off as criticism mounts (returned to the golf course on Saturday)

    08/23/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by maggief · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 23, 2014 | Keith Laing
    President Obama returned to the golf course on Saturday amid mounting Republican criticism that he is spending too much time hitting the links during several international and domestic crises. Obama departed Saturday morning for Farm Neck golf club on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family. He is playing his latest round of golf with a foursome that includes former NBA player Alonzo Mourning, White House Deputy Political Strategy and Outreach Director Joe Paulsen and long-time friend Cy Walker. Republicans have accused Obama of being insensitive for golfing during his vacation while tensions mount in Iraq following the...
  • Obama Fails To Rescue A Hostage But Does Get In 18 Holes

    08/23/2014 8:18:28 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    The Obama Administration reveled this week that Delta Force commandos attempted to rescue Americans held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State. Under orders from Obama and based on what they were told was the latest Intelligence, the team raided an oil refinery in northern Syria. The commandos fought their way to the location where intelligence sources believed the Americans to be located. By the time they got there the hostages had been moved and the mission was a bust. Administration official(s) revealed the nature of the mission during a conference call with reporters. (1) They spoke on condition of...
  • White House: That round of golf after Foley video was released doesn’t show depth of Obama’s grief

    08/22/2014 7:00:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 68 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    White House: That round of golf after the Foley video was released doesn’t show the depth of Obama’s grief Oh, I don’t know. He seems pretty grief-stricken here, no? [see embedded Tweet at link] Ask yourself this, though. Is “optics” really just a Beltway parlor game? My hunch about most low-information voters, a.k.a. most voters, is that they’d struggle to name who the vice president is when asked. We’re lucky if they’re cognizant of what happened to James Foley at all, let alone Obama’s reaction to it.
  • White House defends Obama's golf outings during crises

    08/22/2014 6:26:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/22/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters
    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf course to play 18 holes. That juxtaposition of events on Wednesday drew Obama a fair amount of criticism as he tries to juggle the U.S. response to rapidly unfolding world crises while taking some time to relax during a two-week August vacation that has been frequently interrupted. "Bam's Golf War," blared the cover of the New York Daily News, showing a picture...
  • Gutfeld: Obama Only Golfed After Beheading Statement ‘Because Fox News Said Not To’ [VIDEO]

    08/22/2014 5:14:53 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 22, 2014 | Brendan Bordelon
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld claimed on Friday that President Barack Obama only chose to play a much-maligned round of golf after a statement on journalist James Foley’s beheading “because Fox News said not to.”
  • 'Leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind': (WH defends golf)

    08/22/2014 2:42:00 PM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 22, 2014 | DAVID MARTOSKO
    Obama spokesman suggested the president needs to blow off steam with 8 rounds of golf on vacation Eric Schultz insisted that Obama's work, and his concerns about domestic and international crises, travel with him wherever he goes Obama was slammed this week for grinning and fist-bumping through 18 holes just minutes after delivering somber remarks about James Foley's execution at the hands if ISIS terrorists Donald Trump told MailOnline that Obama should only play golf to cut political deals – preferably with senior GOP leaders UK Prime Minister David Cameron was walloped by the press Friday for going back to...
  • Remember When President Bush Gave Up Golf?

    08/22/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 23, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf,” Bush said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them.” “And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong message,” Bush said.
  • Obama Stands Alone: Even The Media Are Baffled By His Deepening Isolation

    08/22/2014 4:33:20 AM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Howard Kurtz
    By Howard Kurtz August 22, 2014 FoxNews.com President Obama has few remaining friends—either in his own party or in the media. That’s the unmistakable conclusion of two pieces this week in the New York Times. Just about everyone, it seems, is down on his single, solitary nature. I’ve been saying for a year now that the president’s liberal media allies have soured on him. It started with the ObamaCare debacle and continued through his seeming passivity or slow reaction time in the wake of the VA scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl mess, the military collapse in Iraq and so on. At...
  • Obama’s awful statement about James Foley was even worse than I predicted

    08/21/2014 11:34:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 8-21-2014 | Bookworm
    In my post about James Foley’s execution at ISIS’s hands, I made some predictions about Obama’s eventual statement. Let’s see how my prediction matches with reality. First, my prediction: Obama will eventually issue a bland, fairly affect-free statement, either through a spokesman or through a brief appearance on the White House lawn (no questions from the press, please). In an anodyne tone, he’ll say how sad he and the American people are at the news. He’ll promise to issue strongly worded condemnations of the killers. He’ll assure us that the killers are aberrant and have nothing to do with the...
  • Scarborough Defends Golfing Obama: Sends Tough 'Screw You' Message To Terrorists

    08/21/2014 6:13:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has developed a novel defense of President Obama's decision to continue golfing while ISIS continues its murderous rampage across the Middle East, including its recent beheading of American James Foley. On today's Morning Joe Scarborough claimed that Obama's golf sends a tough, "screw you" message to the terrorists. Can anyone watch the photos of President Obama joking around with his buddies on the course and think this reflects anything other than a checked-out Commander-in-Chief? Does Scarborough really think that watching Obama hack his way around the links sends a shiver down the spine of ISIS terrorists as they...
  • Somebody’s Jumped the Shark.

    08/21/2014 5:57:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-21-2014 | MOTUS
    Uh oh! Somebody’s jumped the shark, I’m just not sure who.Was it the New York Times, leading with this headline, raw and uncut:h/t Faustaoutraged…on course.Naturally that version was quickly taken down and replaced with the new editor’s new version: “Yeah, yeah, I’ve got it…Appalled…and continuing Air Strikes.” “Ok, air strikes. I’ve got it: E=Co2. Cue the carbon credits.”So can we just stop all this GOP carping about Big Guy’s vacation? He’s working all the time. His schedule is the same whether on the Vineyards or back in Washington: golf, showboating (aka “photo ops”), golf, 5 hour gourmet dinners, concerts, parties -...
  • Obama scolds ISIS terrorists for decapitating American journalist, then returns to golf game

    08/20/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Sophia RosenBaum
    Obama blasts terrorists, returns to golf President Barack Obama got down to business Wednesday afternoon, flooring it to the golf course after giving a speedy statement on the beheading of an American journalist and a threat from ISIS to spill more blood. Obama sported a grin the size of Mount Rushmore as he sat behind the wheel of a golf cart in Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s currently vacationing. Donning casual khakis and a white Nike polo, the president enjoyed laughs, and even a fist pound, with ex-NBAer Alonzo Mourning and businessmen Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker. The president didn’t mention...
  • President Obama’s Motorcade Heads To Golf Course Following Foley Statement

    08/20/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    After delivering an ardent statement on the execution of James Foley by ISIS militants, President Obama’s motorcade returned to the golf course on Martha’s Vineyard. “The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did. “Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.” According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning‎, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy...
  • Morning Update: Two-Stars No Shows (Rush)

    08/19/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8-19-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Almost two weeks ago, the Washington Post ran a story with this headline: “Obama’s Silence on Death of Major General Harold Greene Comes Under Fire.” General Greene, a two-star general, was killed during an ambush in Kabul, Afghanistan that wounded at least 15 others. He was the highest-ranking American military officer killed in a war zone since Vietnam. The Washington Post put it this way: “The shooting has been met with silence from another member of Greene’s chain of command: President Obama. The commander-in-chief has said nothing about the incident, leaving it to the Defense Department and his own press...
  • Call Obama’s mysterious mid-holiday return to D.C. ‘Skulk Sunday’

    08/17/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    A riderless horse, with boots reversed in the stirrups, has become the indelible symbol for life under the heartless regime of Barack Hussein Obama Sometime today the 53-year-old playboy president of the United States will be heading back to D.C. for a mission which the mainstream media describes as “mysterious”. No one seem to know why he’s temporarily back in town for two days mid-holiday, and Barack Hussein Obama isn’t saying. In the face of the open fact that transparency is a broken Obama administration promise, today should go down as ‘Skulk Sunday’. Even as surrealistic as the BHO administration...
  • Obama’s vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    08/15/2014 1:24:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | august 13, 2014 | oliver knox
     As of August 12, 2014, Obama has taken 20 "vacations" lasting 2 to 15 days. He has spent all or part of 129 days on “vacation.” And the president has made 33 visits to the official Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, totaling all or part of 84 days. (Knoller does not count Camp David trips as “vacation.”) Obama’s morning round of golf on Tuesday brought his total since January 2009 to 186, with 22 of them on Martha’s Vineyard. At this point in George W. Bush’s presidency, he had taken 58 trips to his Prairie Chapel ranch near Crawford,...
  • Obama’s one achievement — outgolfing Tiger Woods

    08/14/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    As Barack “Eldrick” Obama approaches his 200th round of golf since his election as president, here’s a fact to put that into perspective: Since January 2009, Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. And Tiger, beleaguered by injury, is almost certainly done for the year. So that means the president, if he keeps up with his pace of play during his 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (a round a day) and his normal weekly round, will pass Tiger sometime next spring. Think about that for a minute. The president of the U.S., juggling the American economy and the entire...
  • Obama briefed on Ferguson as protests, police clash

    08/14/2014 6:48:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/14/14
    .... Obama was briefed Wednesday night on the intensifying situation in a St. Louis suburb where protesters continue to clash with police in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....
  • Golfers frisked as Obama unexpectedly arrives at Martha’s Vineyard club

    08/13/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | 10:43pm | By Mara Siegler
    Regulars at the Vineyard Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard were gob-smacked when President Obama unexpectedly strolled onto a nearby green and they were immediately frisked. “There was no warning he was coming,” sniffed a guest. “There was security on the way in, but no word as to why they were there.” The member added, “While eating, overlooking the golf course, guests had to stand up and be wanded.” One asked if he could finish his hot soup first, and an Obama security man cracked, ominously, “So, you’re not cooperating?” But Obama did, “go around and shake everyone’s hand waiting on...
  • Milbank: Obama More Passionate About Playing Golf Than Pushing His Agenda

    08/13/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama is more "forceful" and "stubborn" about playing golf than he is about pushing through his policy agenda. That was Dana Milbank's take on today's Morning Joe. As Joe Scarborough described it, earlier this week the normally left-leaning Milbank enjoyed a "12-minute honeymoon" with conservatives after his Washington Post column called Obama's decision to go golfing while the world burned an example of "tone deafness" if not outright "stupid stuff." Milbank double downed on the notion today with his suggestion that the president cares more about making it to the first tee than enacting his policy positions. Milbank seemed...
  • Amerika’s Son-Of-A-Beach: Sub-Par

    08/13/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Boy, it’s not just Ferguson, Missouri; racism is breaking out all over the place. For example, have you seen what Dana Milbank wrote? President Obama must really be teed off.Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid.Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf. And even Jimmy Fallon is writing racist jokes now: “After spending yesterday at the beach, Obama said, “This has been fun, but I should really get back...to the golf course.” What is it with the obsession with Big Guy’s vacation?...
  • So, who's has a worse 2014 so far....Obama or Tiger Woods?

    08/12/2014 9:04:58 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 12 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    After all, Obama can still golf...apparently Woods can't.
  • Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq As Obama Golfs

    08/11/2014 8:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to “leave, convert or die.” They are systematically beheading children. It is a part of an unprecedented, recent effort by the ISIS to extinguish Christians from northern Iraq. In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. After the Iraq War, that number dropped to as low as 200,000....
  • War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers..(shortened)

    08/10/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard - on the golf course. Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk. Sporting a United States Secret Service baseball cap, Obama seemed reasonably relaxed despite the hefty protection, laughing and chatting with his golfing buddies in between holes. Obama fled Washington for his family's familiar vacation spot yesterday for a two-week summer break.
  • Open Letter to the Pres..ent Obama

    08/10/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT · by hondact200
    August 10 ,2014 | self
    Dear Pres..ent Obama, I am writing a letter in truly wondering where I can attain to have a federal position of employment whereby I can receive the similar perks that you do. Never ending endeavours in Golf Outings. Never ending vacations. Never ending campaigning for whatever suits the fancy of the liberal - progressive agenda. Yet receive a three figure salary and never do anything that signifies work. I am truly concerned that you Mr. President are not concerned about America, But only concerned about a hedonistic lifestyle. By the way get to work and achieve something of substance once...
  • President Obama Golfs On Day 1 Of Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

    08/10/2014 11:41:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 8/9/2014 | Michael Rosenfield
    ...Shortly after arriving, the President turned up at the Farm Neck Golf Club. Wearing a baseball cap, white shirt and grey pants, Mr. Obama could be seen at one of the early holes and some onlookers tried to snap a photo on the street. “It’s so exciting to see him play golf,” said Trayce Hillman of Brockton. The presidential visit brings excitement to the island and businesses hope for a visit from the famous family.
  • Covering For Obama, ABC's Harris Falsely Claims W Played 'Fair Share of Golf' During Iraq War

    08/10/2014 6:24:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fore left! Q. Is there any news professional who doesn't know that, out of respect for military families, President George W. Bush gave up golf not long after the Iraq war started? A. Yes. Dan Harris, weekend Good Morning America co-host. Harris' ignorance—or intentional disregard of the facts—was displayed during a segment today's GMA after Jonathan Karl reported that President Obama hit the links within an hour of landing at Martha's Vineyard and just hours after making a statement about US attacks on ISIS forces. After Karl said that Woodrow Wilson, in office during WWI, had played more golf than...
  • Golfer rips pants, needs three more pairs to finish first round of PGA Championship

    08/08/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8-8-14 | Pat Forde
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pertinent statistics from Chris Wood's first-round 66 at the PGA Championship: Five birdies, no bogeys, four pairs of pants. Yes, four pairs of pants. The Englishman had a round to remember for all the right and wrong reasons. On the 11th green at Valhalla Golf Club Thursday – his second hole of the day – Wood bent down to read a putt and felt the seam of his gray trousers rip straight down the seat. And not a small rip. "Quite a big hole," he said. Wood steadied himself long enough to make the putt, then...
  • Obama Says Americans Don't Want Him 'Twiddling My Thumbs'

    08/06/2014 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 6, 2014 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, CHRISTI PARSON
    Obama Says Americans Don't Want Him 'Twiddling My Thumbs' Obama news conference By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, CHRISTI PARSONS Americans don't want Obama 'twiddling my thumbs,' president says Obama defends his use of executive power despite GOP threats to sue him Despite Republican charges that he has abused his authority, President Obama said Wednesday he won’t dial back his use of executive power to advance his political agenda without help from Congress. The American public doesn’t want him sitting around “twiddling my thumbs,” Obama said in a wide-ranging news conference. He reiterated his plans to order executive actions on immigration, and said...
  • President Obama's New Poll Numbers Eerily Similar To Bush's Before 2006 Wipeout

    08/07/2014 4:39:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surely doesn’t bode well for the Obama administration, which promised hope and change on a platter back in 2008. Seventy-one percent of Americans feels that the country is going in the wrong direction. President Obama’s job approval has dropped to 40 percent–and only 42 percent approve of how he’s handling the economy. Approval on foreign policy, an area where this administration polled somewhat strongly, fell to 36 percent among Americans. Regarding the economy, Carol Lee of the Wall Street Journal said earlier this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that “there’s a total...
  • Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says

    08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden
    A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods. Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only...
  • The More President Obama Plays Golf, The More Conservatives Should Loudly Cheer Him On

    08/04/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/04/2014 | John Tamny
    “If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.” – Calvin Coolidge A recent report in the New York Post revealed that since his 2012 re-election, President Obama has attended 75 fundraisers, and played golf 81 times. Conservative media have predictably made a lot of noise about the doings of our alleged “duffer” and “fundraiser-in-chief,” suggesting that Obama dithers as the domestic and global situation deteriorates. More realistically, true conservatives should rejoice our golf and fundraising obsessed President, all the while hoping that future presidents...
  • Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational

    08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 8-3-14 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational during his fourth round on Sunday with an apparently bad back. Woods hit his drive on the 9th hole and then walked off the course.
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • Has Obama 'checked out' early? Critics point to 81 rounds of golf, mansion hunting in 2nd term

    07/28/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@syracuse.com
    Days spent on the links, fundraisers with celebrities and house hunting have raised questions about whether President Barack Obama has "checked out" before his term is up.... Obama has already played 81 rounds of golf in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election—as many as he played in his entire first term, according to an analysis of his schedule.... By comparison, Obama's predecessor George W. Bush only played 24 rounds of golf in the first 34 months of his presidency....Bush stopped playing golf in 2003 because he didn't want to be seen as taking the war lightly. Obama has also...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Golfs, Fundraises During Crises Because He's 'In Over His Head'

    07/22/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July21.2014 | TONY LEE
    Noting that Obama golfs, vacations, passes the buck and points fingers during domestic and international crises if he is not distancing himself even more from them, Palin said on Monday's Hannity on Fox News that Obama is "so far... in over his head" because he was merely a community organizer with "no executive experience" and "no resume at all" before becoming president. Speaking about the border crisis, Palin said Obama is "very disconnected to what people are going through in real life." Palin has said that Obama's lawlessness on illegal immigrant was the tipping point for her to call for...
  • McIlroy Soars With Double Eagle Finish at Open (Incompetent Sportswriter?)

    07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Allan Kelly
    A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round. SNIP But by the time he reached the 12th hole that had vanished and he was caught in a dogfight with American shot-maker Rickie Fowler, hungry to win his first major. That was when McIlroy, who had been struggling off the tee, produced his best golf of the week at Royal Liverpool. A birdie at 14 eased...
  • Obamas to spend rare weekend at Camp David retreat

    07/19/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base. Instead, he and his family are choosing what is for them a rare woodland getaway: a weekend at the presidential mountaintop retreat of Camp David. The family was leaving Friday for the isolated and heavily guarded hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. The White House said the family weekend had already been planned and that he would return to the White House on Sunday. The escape from the White House caps a fierce week of foreign policy eruptions, highlighted by a...