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  • Palm Beach Officials Looking to Cancel Trump Golf Course Land Contract

    01/15/2021 5:22:48 PM PST · by doug from upland · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-15-21
    A Palm Beach County official reportedly contacted legal counsel to inquire about canceling the lease for Trump International Golf Club in unincorporated West Palm Beach. Howard Falcon, the country’s chief assistant attorney, confirmed to the Palm Beach Post that a county official had contacted him about canceling the land contract for which the president pays the county $88,338 a month in rent.
  • 'Huge' rattlesnake stuns Florida golfers with ‘unusual’ appearance on course

    10/20/2018 1:24:09 PM PDT · by libstripper · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 18, 2018 | Madeline Farber
    Golfers in St. Petersburg, Florida, were shocked when they saw a massive rattlesnake slither across the course.
  • Documents: Trump golf course damaged protected sand dunes

    07/29/2018 8:06:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 07/29/18 | Staff
    <p>Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland.</p> <p>Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has “led to direct loss of” as much as 68 hectares (168 acres) of mobile sand dunes protected under Scottish law. The destruction occurred despite a personal commitment by Trump to minimize the damage when Scottish authorities granted permission for the project.</p>
  • Man who called police on black golfers: No weapons involved "other than her mouth"

    06/01/2018 8:34:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 1, 2018
    A man who called police on a group of black women golfers accused of playing too slowly at a Pennsylvania golf club denied to dispatchers that he was acting out of racism. In one of two recordings of 911 calls to police, the caller says the group was "holding everybody up" and one of the women accused the golf club of racism. The caller told a dispatcher, "We have a tough situation here with a group of golfers that decides they don't want to abide by the rules." Asked if the gofers had any weapons, Chronister said: "It's even worse...
  • Hate messages flood wrong Pa. golf course after 'racial' incident makes national headlines

    04/24/2018 5:52:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 45 replies ^ | 24 April A.D. 2018 | Christine Vendel
    The story of five black women who were asked to leave a York County golf course for reportedly playing too slowly is making headlines and causing outrage across the country. The group of regular golfers said they were confronted at the second hole by Steve Chronister, one of the owners of the Grandview Golf Course and a former county commissioner, who accused them of lagging and offered to refund their money if they would leave. They were the only African Americans or all-female groups on the course in Dover Township, according to Sandra Thompson, who posted a detailed account of...
  • PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it...

    04/11/2018 10:35:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    FULL HEADLINE: "PICTURED: Instagram stars and models on their private plane to Las Vegas moments before it crashed onto golf course killing all six on board" Four of the six people who died when their private plane crashed during a flight from Arizona to Las Vegas on Monday have been identified as Instagram stars, models and nightclub promoters. Models Mariah Coogan, 23, and Helena Lagos, 22, nightlife promoter Anand 'Happy' Patel, 26, and nightclub host and aspiring pilot James Pedroza, 28, were all on board the Piper PA-24 Comanche when it crashed into a golf course moments after taking off...
  • President Trump Drives Golf Cart All Over Bedminster Green (he does own the COURSE)

    06/22/2017 1:58:55 PM PDT · by drewh · 79 replies
    Golf.COM ^ | Thursday June 22nd, 2017 | staff
    The President loves the game of golf, especially when he can play at his own properties. But during a recent round at his club in Bedminster, N.J., Donald Trump threw out the book of etiquette when he took his golf cart over one of his club's greens. A video posted to Twitter by guests at the club shows the president cruising across the green -- a staunch no-no in golf decorum. POTUS then pulls up to the guests filming and engages them in conversation. When the guests ask him how he's playing, Trump replies: "Well until this hole." Maybe he...
  • Chainsaw-wielding vandals cut down trees at Trump-run golf course

    05/11/2017 1:33:56 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 11, 2017
    President Donald Trump ran up a steep security tab in New York City before taking office in January.   Now, a Bronx golf course operated by the Trump Organization might be in need of a little more protection. Two men with a chainsaw jumped over an 8-foot-high fence along the 15th hole of Trump Links at Ferry Point in New York and started toppling trees on Tuesday morning, CBS New York reported.
  • Here's what Trump gets wrong

    03/15/2016 3:17:52 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 53 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016 March 14 | Ron Insana
    In many ways, Donald Trump's political talking points are Orwellian at best. His constant insistence that the U.S. is not "winning" is being repeated with such pneumatic regularity that voters believe it. Or if they don't yet, they may soon. Whether we are getting killed on trade or being flooded with illegal immigrants, Donald Trump has been making arguments that were, in part, true thirty years ago, but most certainly not today. The "INGSOC" slogans in Orwell's epic dystopian novel, "1984": "War is Peace" "Freedom is Slavery" "Ignorance is Strength" Would fit nicely among Trump's litany of incongruous phrases: "The...
  • It Rumored That Harrison Ford's Plane Ran Out Of Fuel When It Crashed Recently

    04/05/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 77 replies
    Self | April 5, 2015 | Stayfree
    My neighbor who flies out of Van Nuys and Santa Monica told me that he had a conversation with the operators of a fuel truck at Santa Monica airport recently in which the fuel truck operators said that for some reason they were not asked to fill up Harrison Ford's vintage airplane with fuel which they usually do before he uses the plane and that Ford just hopped aboard the plane without checking it out before taking off. I have no way of verifying this, but it apparently the most recent news coverage suggested engine failure, but now explanation as...
  • 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...
  • Trump on flag standoff at his Calif. golf course: "I will fight for the American flag"

    07/10/2014 9:57:40 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 9, 2014
    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. -- Business magnate Donald Trump is fighting -- not over an investment -- but to keep the Stars and Stripes flying from a 70-foot flagpole at his Southland Trump National Golf Course. CBS Los Angeles reports that the American flag has been the focus of a standoff between Trump and state officials, who say the business investor has not taken the proper legal steps to keep the flag flying. The California Coastal Commission claims that Trump has not filed the necessary coastal permits to fly the flag in its current location. The commission also says he...
  • Desert Developer's Woes Buffet Reid [Coyote Springs about 50 miles from Bundy's ranch]

    04/26/2014 5:44:43 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 10, 2012 | By ALEXANDRA BERZON
    Six years ago, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid celebrated what he called a "love fest" of government support for the construction of a proposed 150,000-home community in the Nevada desert and the lobbyist-turned-developer behind it, Harvey Whittemore. Last week, a federal grand jury charged Mr. Whittemore with making illegal political contributions to Mr. Reid, a Democrat. Even before the indictment, Mr. Reid and other politicians had begun to distance themselves from Mr. Whittemore—long one of Nevada's most powerful lobbyists—by pledging to charity money to offset donations they had gotten from him. ~~snip~~ The allegations against Mr. Whittemore stem from a...
  • Live Shark Found on OC Golf Course

    10/24/2012 9:38:56 PM PDT · by Altariel · 34 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | October 24, 2012 | Melissa Palmer
    Imagine this: You're having a pleasant afternoon with your buddies, playing the links at San Juan Hills Golf Club.You arrive at the 12th tee box at the San Juan Capistrano course and there you see it: A shark, very much alive and thrashing around on the grass.OK, so it was only a 2-foot-long shark, but still."Shark falling from the sky, kind of odd," said Melissa McCormack, director of club operations at San Juan Hills.The fish was actually found about 4 p.m. Monday by a golf course employee, who picked it up, put it into the back of his golf cart and...
  • Obama on golf course as earthquake strikes

    08/23/2011 3:04:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/23/11 | Mark S. Smith - ap
    WEST TISBURY, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama was teeing off on a Martha's Vineyard, Mass., golf course on Tuesday when the ground around him was shaken by an East Coast earthquake. .. reporters traveling with him said immediately that they had felt it. .. In Martha's Vineyard, CNN broadcast video of Obama speaking on a cell phone on the golf course. It wasn't known what the call was about.
  • Deerfield Beach man shot while playing golf dies

    01/15/2011 12:36:24 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 15, 2011 | Danielle A. Alvarez and Ihosvani Rodriguez
    DEERFIELD BEACH — A man who family members said was an avid golfer died Friday after he was shot at a golf course Thursday evening during a robbery attempt. The Broward Sheriff's Office is searching for the men who shot Lataurus Randall, 35, of Deerfield Beach, in the back near the 17th hole of the Deerfield Country Club, just north of Hillsboro Boulevard and east of Interstate 95.
  • Gen. McChrystal Tells Army He Will Retire

    06/28/2010 2:50:59 PM PDT · by BAW · 129 replies · 2+ views ^ | June 28, 2010
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who was fired last week as the top U.S. general in the stalemated Afghanistan war, has told the Army that he will retire.</p>
  • Swastika carved into green at Lakeville golf course

    10/13/2009 8:18:48 AM PDT · by BAW · 57 replies · 3,747+ views
    News 7 Boston ^ | Oct 13, 2009
    LAKEVILLE, Mass -- Police along with the Secret Service are investigating after a local country club discovered a swastika carved into the green. Lakeville County Club workers discovered the vandalism early Monday morning. Carved into the green on the 18th hole was a swastika next to President Barack Obama's name. The vandals snuck in at night and carved their message of hate, according to the owner of the country club. "We don't know if they did it with some type of cleated shoe, or they had some type of tool and this time of year to have that happen, it's...
  • Obamas hits golf course to start Vineyard vacation

    08/24/2009 12:08:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies · 3,720+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/09 | Philip Elliot - ap
    CHILMARK, Mass. – President Barack Obama played tennis with his wife and golf with his buddies Monday, starting his first vacation in office on Martha's Vineyard, a picturesque island known as a refuge for the wealthy and privileged. Obama began the day with a workout at his rented retreat, then tennis with Michelle Obama, White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters traveling with the president. Obama later played golf with UBS Investment Bank President Robert Wolf and Chicago physician Eric Whitaker, both friends. White House aide Marvin Nicholson was also in the foursome. White House officials have stressed that the...
  • Terror on the Links

    08/21/2009 2:39:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 603+ views
    Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has taken a swing at golf as the latest threat to revolutionary progress. In a national television address two weeks ago, Mr. Chavez denounced golf as a "bourgeois sport" for lazy elitists. Now officials in Venezuela are moving to close two of the country's best-known courses, in the cities of Maracay and Caraballeda, in order to make way for either public housing, parks or an extension campus of Bolivarian University. Mr. Chavez's regime is closing an average of three golf courses per year, and there are only about 20 left in the country. Leftists have long...