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  • Is This The Real Reason Obama Announced the Order in Vegas?

    11/22/2014 10:39:33 AM PST · by Hoodat · 15 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 22 Nov 2014 | Keith Koffler
    President Obama today is playing golf at the Shadow Creek golf club in North Las Vegas, reputed to be the nicest golf course in Vegas. It’s 55 degrees and mostly sunny. At 44 degrees, it’s a little too cold today in the Washington area for a comfortable round. This is the 47th time he’s played this year and the 204th outing of his presidency.
  • The Depression of Obama

    11/18/2014 11:48:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 18, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Obama’s frequent vacations and increase in golfing excursions have become bizarre, considering so many continue to struggle economically almost six years into his presidency, and the world is being rocked by an epidemic of Islamic jihadist torture and horrendous murders, moving increasingly closer to our shores. Few Americans can afford to take vacations - if they actually have a job that is full time and gives them the ability to take a vacation - yet Obama continues to take exotic trips around the world with his wife and kids. Both Republican Presidents Bush never engaged in lavish family trips to...
  • Volkswagen Golf named Car of the Year

    11/13/2014 12:20:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 67 replies
    CNN Money ^ | November 13, 2014 | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    You may not think of it as the most exciting car in the world, but the newly redesigned Volkswagen Golf compact car has been named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year. The award is for all four available versions of the Golf. That includes the sporty Golf GTI, the diesel-powered Golf TDI, the electric-powered e-Golf and the basic Golf 1.8T. This seventh-generation version of the compact car is lighter and more fuel-efficient but still larger than previous Volkswagen (VLKAF) Golfs.
  • Obama golfs without Boehner, sends GOP home with six-pack of WH home-brew

    11/09/2014 8:41:07 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/8/2014 | SUSAN CRABTREE
    After this week’s latest Democratic shellacking at the polls, President Obama joked that he might consider “letting John Boehner beat me again at golf.” Obama and the Ohio Republican are known for their love of the game. Obama golfs without Boehner
  • Obama Playing Golf in 50-degree Weather

    11/08/2014 6:52:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 11/08/14 | Keith Koffler
    **SNIP** President Obama is playing golf today with a few of his usual crew of younger White House aides. It’s the 46th time he’s played this year and the 203rd of his presidency.
  • Video: Michael Jordan calls Barack Obama a sh---- golfer

    10/30/2014 8:50:22 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 13 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 30, 2014 | Kyle Porter
    Michael Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad recently. Rashad asked Jordan who his dream foursome would include, and Jordan said President Barack Obama isn't getting an invite. "I've never played with Obama but I would," said Jordan. "But no, that's okay, I'd take him out. He's a hack, it would be all day playing with him."
  • Video: Michael Jordan calls Barack Obama a sh---- golfer

    10/30/2014 9:41:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 30, 2014 | By Kyle Porter, Golf Writer
    Michael Jordan was interviewed by Ahmad Rashad recently about who his dream foursome would entail (if he was included in the four) and President Obama isn't getting an invite. "I've never played with Obama but I would," said Jordan. "But no, that's okay, I'd take him out. He's a hack, it would be all day playing with him. "Don't worry about it," said Jordan. "I never said he wasn't a great politician, I'm just saying he's a sh---- golfer."
  • FORE! An Analysis of CEO Shirking

    10/27/2014 6:52:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Social Science Research Network ^ | August 2014 | Lee Biggerstaff, David C. Cicero, Andy Puckett
    Abstract: Using CEO golf play as a measure of leisure, we document that there is significant variation in the amount of leisure that CEOs consume. We find that they consume more leisure when they have lower equity-based incentives. CEOs that golf frequently (i.e., those in the top quartile of golf play, who play at least 22 rounds per year) are associated with firms that have lower operating performance and firm values. Numerous tests accounting for the possible endogenous nature of these relations support a conclusion that CEO shirking causes lower firm performance. We find that boards are more likely to...
  • 12 Reasons Why Obama Is One of the Best Presidents Ever (2013 Expired Koolaid Barf)

    10/26/2014 6:14:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Huffungton ^ | 11/15/2013 | Huffungton
    I have yet to find the words to describe the overwhelming sense of satisfaction I felt on Nov. 4, 2008 when Obama won the popular vote by 53 percent. With tears in my eyes, and joy in my heart, I stood alongside people of color across the nation as we celebrated America's first inauguration of a black president. As a young black man, I felt a true sense of patriotism as I witnessed our country rally together to show, finally, that we are more concerned about who is the most qualified man for the job, regardless of race or age....
  • Obama hits the links with aides

    10/25/2014 4:48:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 25, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama capped off another week filled with Ebola concerns by hitting the links during a sunny afternoon in Washington, just 10 days before the midterm elections. The pool report said Obama left the White House for Virginia's Fort Belvoir golf course shortly after noon on Saturday, where he spent several hours with aides, according to reporters. On Friday, Obama met and hugged 26-year-old Dallas nurse Nina Pham hours after she was declared Ebola-free by the National Institutes of Health. In his weekly address earlier Saturday, the president underscored the effectiveness of treating Ebola patients in the U.S., which has...
  • The good news and bad news of Obama giving up golf…

    10/24/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-23-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I vote he keeps golfing...
  • Obama Golfs For 4 Hours, 40 Minutes On Saturday, Then Holds Nighttime Ebola Meeting--Which...

    10/19/2014 5:47:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | Oct. 18, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s new Ebola "czar" Ron Klain has skipped another White House meeting on the Ebola crisis, a readout of who attended a Saturday meeting with Obama shows. Obama held the Ebola meeting after spending four hours and 40 minutes on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, according to the White House press pool report from the New York Daily News' Dan Friedman. “The President on Saturday evening convened members of his national security and public health teams to update him on the response to the domestic Ebola cases,” the White House said in an email blast Saturday evening....
  • Grim milestone: Semi-retired president plays 200th round of golf in office

    10/13/2014 8:33:08 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/13/14 | Allahpundit
    Two hundred sounds like a lot but it’s small potatoes compared to what the most avid presidential golfer racked up. Woodrow Wilson managed to damage America in all sorts of durable ways while golfing a mind-boggling estimated 1,200 rounds in just six and a half years. (He was incapacitated for the last 18 months or so of his presidency due to a major stroke.) That’s roughly 3.5 rounds a week for every week of his presidency while he was able-bodied; Obama, by comparison, has racked up a meager 0.67 rounds per week, meaning he’s out there not quite every weekend...
  • Dallas confirms second Ebola victim, so where's Obama?

    10/12/2014 3:47:07 PM PDT · by Free America52 · 34 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10/12/2014 | Jill Reilly
    The president's game at Ft. Belvoir came as the nation fears news of continued Ebola infections Obama was first briefed about a Dallas nurse nurse who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and caught Ebola Her identity has not been released, but her home is under police guard as government officials like CDC chief Dr. Tom Frieden picked up the slack
  • Ebola Doesn't Play As Much Golf (Meme)

    10/09/2014 1:11:18 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 4 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 9, 2014 | Radix News
    The moment when Obama realizes Ebola has a higher approval rating than he does.
  • Wandering Child on White House Tour Temporarily TakesOver Control of Country, Appoints New A.G.

    10/08/2014 6:31:18 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    samples:  TV Tropes,  Deviant Art,  WaPo
  • Tiger Woods to open his first restaurant at Jupiter’s Harbourside Place

    09/30/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 45 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 9-30-14 | Kristen Clark
    JUPITER — Pro golfer Tiger Woods will open his first restaurant and sports bar at Harbourside Place in Jupiter, project officials announced today. Woods, a resident of Jupiter Island, is the latest tenant revealed for the $150 million entertainment complex on the northwest corner of Indiantown Road and U.S. 1. Stores will begin to open next month and continue to open through November. A grand opening is planned for December, said Nick Mastroianni II, the developer of the project
  • Breaking: Tomahawks and Airstrikes Against Syria Commence

    09/22/2014 6:27:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 334 replies
    Fox News | 9/22/2014
    No link now, they are just announcing it now.
  • The Other Scottish Decision

    09/19/2014 3:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September19, 2014 | Mark Davis
    While Scotland’s voters weighed whether to separate from the United Kingdom Thursday, another decision involved its most famous institution separating from 260 years of tradition. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews voted overwhelmingly to admit women, echoing a similar decision at the far younger Augusta National Golf Club in 2012. In both cases, a private organization made a decision it was entitled to make. But the environment surrounding both decisions, and the reactions thereafter, paint a disturbing portrait of a thickening cultural fog. Let us begin with a premise that will drop jaws on both sides of...
  • Royal and Ancient Golf Club votes to accept women members

    09/18/2014 10:51:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 18, 2014
    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club has voted in favour of allowing women members for the first time in its 260-year history. The R&A's 2,400 members were entitled to vote and more than three-quarters of them took part in the ballot. The vote was passed by a margin of 85%-15%.
  • ...Golfer Greg Norman Nearly Loses Left Hand in Chainsaw Accident at Jupiter Island Home!

    09/15/2014 8:45:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 9/14/14
    Greg Norman says he’s a lucky man. The golfer was involved in an accident yesterday at home on Jupiter Island — and nearly lost a hand!
  • Press Secretary Chides Golf Clubs

    09/13/2014 10:16:44 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    The Trump National Golf Club, Winged Foot and Willow Ridge rejected requests to let President Obama play on their golf courses over the Labor Day weekend. This mightily irked Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest. “These clubs put the needs and convenience of their members ahead of the needs and convenience of the President of the United States,” Earnest charged. “It’s a clear case of misplaced priorities.” The inconveniences to golf club members would’ve been substantial. All other golfers would’ve been barred from the course while the President played through. “Where’s their sense of patriotism?” Earnest wondered. “The President is Commander-in-Chief....
  • McIlroy’s tee shot lands in spectator’s pocket

    09/12/2014 5:23:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2014 | Doug Ferguson - AP
    ATLANTA — This is one shot even the great Rory McIlroy had no chance to hit. His golf ball landed in a spectator’s pocket. McIlroy’s tee shot on the 14th hole of the Tour Championship on Friday drifted to the right, clattered into a tree and dropped straight down. A dozen or so fans tried to figure out where it was before one man realized it was in the front right pocket of his shorts. The world’s No. 1 player was entitled to a free drop under Rule 19-1-a - “Ball in motion stopped or deflected by an outside agency”...
  • Report: Golf courses nixed President Obama

    09/10/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 10, 2014 | Kendall Breitman
    Some of New York’s most exclusive golf clubs would not let President Barack Obama play over Labor Day weekend, according to a report. The Trump National Golf Club, Winged Foot and Willow Ridge rejected requests to let Obama tee off, which may have required the clubs to close their doors to regular members, WNBC reported. White House staffers allegedly gave just a day or two of notice to golf courses in the area where the president was scheduled to stay on Friday evening after attending fundraising events in New York and Rhode Island. Representatives of all three golf courses declined...
  • Obama rejected: Top golf courses say no to his Labor Day play requests

    09/10/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    At least three elite golf courses in the wealthy New York community of Westchester turned up their noses at President Obama and declined to let him play during his Labor Day travels to the area, citing concerns of inconveniencing their high-profile clients, a source told New York media. Among the courses: The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge, NBC 4 New York reported. The courses would have had to shut down to accommodate the president and his entourage — including Secret Service — during one of their busiest holiday weekends.
  • President Obama Rejected From Top NY Golf Courses Over Labor Day Weekend: Sources

    09/10/2014 4:00:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    NBC ^ | 9/9/14 | Jonathan Dienst
    ....Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New York. The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president's request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president's advance team's calls to the club managers.
  • When Presidential Boredom is Not an Option

    09/09/2014 4:48:28 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-9-14 | Wesley Pruden
    President Obama’s hair, like the locks of most of the presidents in their second terms, has turned white. He says he doesn’t get enough sleep, but he’s nevertheless energized, not exhausted. Bored is more like it. There should be plenty to keep the president from nodding off. He can see that the world is on fire, and there’s nobody to put out the flames. Immigrant waves continue to pour across the southern border. Vladimir Putin is trying to rebuild the Soviet empire and making it look easy. The economy continues permanent residence in the Dumpster. Even with the usual presidential...
  • Obama Apologizes for Going Golfing, Then Goes Golfing

    09/08/2014 8:24:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    As a dog returns to its vomit, so Washington’s pro golfer returns to doing what he does best; failing at golf as badly as he fails at everything else. Transcript via Meet the Press:CHUCK TODD: I got to ask, so– so during that vacation, you made the statement on Foley. You went and golfed. Do you– do you want that back?PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation. Because you’re followed everywhere. And part of what I’d love is a vacation from—CHUCK TODD: Yeah, you want to–PRESIDENT OBAMA: –the– the press and–...
  • Obama regrets golfing after Foley death

    09/07/2014 10:01:59 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 75 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 7, 2014
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama now admits that his decision to play a vacation round of golf immediately after addressing the murder of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State, was a mistake. "I should have anticipated the optics," Obama said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday. The president said that he had been forced to hold back tears when he spoke privately to the family of Foley, who was beheaded, but added that there was always the prospect of a "jarring" contrast between world events, and his own efforts to carve out a...
  • ´Part of this job is also the theater of it... it doesn´t come naturally to me´: Obama admits

    09/07/2014 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/7/14 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama admitted he should have expected to be criticized for hitting the links on the same day that he addressed the beheading of American journalist James Foley and spoke with his family. ´Part of this job is also the theater of it,´ he told NBC News´ Chuck Todd. ´Well, it´s not something that always comes naturally to me. But it matters. And I´m mindful of that.´ He added: ´I should have anticipated the optics´ of playing golf. Obama, who was on vacation at the time of Foley´s murder, was heavily criticized for heading to the golf course
  • Maddow Mopes About All Poor Obama Has On His Plate

    09/06/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yeah, it's not as if the poor guy ever gets to go on vacation or play a round of golf . . . On her MSNBC show last night, Rachel Maddow fretted about everything that was on President Obama's plate, from devising his immigration amnesty, to dealing with Putin, to Ebola, to a US plane forced to land in Iran. Concluded Maddow: "aren't you glad you're not President?" Really? When Barack Obama ran for the office back in 2008, think he figured the Oval Office would be a bowl of golf balls? Not to mention those few perks that come...
  • Open letter to Barack Obama

    09/05/2014 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/14 | Obie Usategui
    I speak on behalf of all us, the envious, the under-achievers, the resentful, the bitter, the aggrieved. We are all indebted to you Barry Hope that by the time you receive this letter everything is well with you. Forgive me for using your real name, but I figured that you would want to quit using the Barack Obama pseudonym as soon as possible considering the 2016 elections are almost around the corner. As a matter of fact, I personally like the Barry Soetoro name much better. I was glad to see you the other day with Alonzo in the golf...
  • Welsh golf resort locked down for NATO summit (why obozo will be at summit)

    09/03/2014 1:32:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9-2-14 | unattributed
    A huge security operation involving 9,000 British police officers will secure a luxury Welsh golf resort hosting a NATO summit later this week, officials said Tuesday. Officers deployed across the golf course at the Celtic Manor Resort, in Newport, and along a 13-kilometre (eight-mile) steel fence around the site in anticipation of the arrival of 67 world leaders for crisis talks on Russia's role in the war in Ukraine. US President Barack Obama is attending the meeting of the military alliance and security is tight, not least because Britain last week raised its terrorism threat level.
  • Three Reasons

    09/01/2014 8:42:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 3 replies
    TBP | Now | TBP
    Three reasons why you should not put a golfer in public office: 1. They're always looking for a good lie. 2. They think being subpar is a good thing. 3. Aren't we in the hole enough already?
  • The Vacant Presidency

    09/01/2014 10:17:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/01/14 | Obie Usategui
    United States of America is hopelessly led by an unfit and improvised charlatan, whose South Side of Chicago spin-politics style have all but propelled this nation to unparalleled disarray and turmoil If you are, like me, in any way addicted to headline news, there is no way in the world you could have missed the highly redundant headline banners featuring Barack Obama’s golf outing charades of the last few weeks. Topping the story’s serial coverage, however, was Obama giving a speech regarding the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS on August 20th, while just minutes after the speech,...
  • Ted Cruz Invites Obama to Border, Calls for Bombing ISIS ‘Back to the Stone Age’

    08/30/2014 6:50:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/30/2014 | Chris Good
    Sen. Ted Cruz today invited President Obama to accompany him to a golf course on the Texas-Mexico border, telling conservatives at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Dallas he thought that was “the only way there is a chance in heaven that he might come” to the region. The Texas Republican and potential 2016 presidential contender also heavily criticized the president’s foreign policies and suggested that the U.S. should bomb ISIS “back to the stone age.” “Tonight I am officially extending an invitation for Barack Obama to come join me at the border in Texas,” Cruz said. “I figured the...
  • 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.