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Golf, Not Drought, Brings Obama to California
Breibart - Big Government ^ | 2-14-2014 | Joel B. Pollak

Posted on 02/14/2014 11:39:03 AM PST by Sir Napsalot

President Barack Obama will arrive in Fresno, California today to meet local communities to discuss the severe drought that is one of the words in recorded history, and which has seen water allocations to farmers cut to zero. Analysis have puzzled over why the president would make the trip, since his party's environmental policies are blamed by farmers for prioritizing fish populations over farms. Fresno is also the heart of the Central Valley and therefore solid Republican territory, far from the liberal coastal cities where Obama does his fundraising.

There is, of course, the possibility that the president just might want to meet with victims of the drought, as he met with victims of Hurricane Sandy. But that 2012 trip occurred right before a presidential election, with an obvious payoff. (The president had barely bothered to visit victims of Hurricane Isaac several months before.) It is not clear what the poetical payoff of a visit to the Central Valley might be, since neither Senator is up for re-election, and while there are a few vulnerable Democrats in the state, it is too early for Obama to provide help.

The answer to the riddle is provided later in the president's schedule. Following his trip to Fresno, he will go to Palm Springs to meet with King Abdullah of Jordan to discuss the Syrian civil war, the Iranian negotiations, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and other issues. But there was no need for Obama to meet Abdullah in Palm Springs: as the Times of Israel notes, Abdullah was already in Washington, DC and the two could easily have met there instead. The Times also notes that the president is expected to play golf over the long weekend.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: obama
Michelle's $12,000 dress, and this!

Don't think these two will take their 'retirement' well.

1 posted on 02/14/2014 11:39:03 AM PST by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot
As empty as this suit is, golf can ONLY mean a re-charging.

Golfers understand the deal on the course and the conversation that never happens.

2 posted on 02/14/2014 11:44:34 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

He really, really likes golf... its on his mind almost as much as Islamic themes (”57 states” “call of the muezzin one of the prettiest sounds”), LGBT themes, racial politics, and lest we forget, Marxism.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 11:44:39 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sir Napsalot

Er, how exactly do they water these golf courses in Palm Springs?


4 posted on 02/14/2014 11:49:02 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Sir Napsalot

Should be in the low 90’s today.


5 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:04 AM PST by llmc1
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To: Sir Napsalot

I’m sure they’ll loot the treasury before they leave. Maybe they already have.

Or they can steal anything not nailed down in the White House. Criminals that they are, they probably know some good fences who will get them top dollar.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 11:55:18 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obama is a saint for putting the nation’s needs ahead of time with his wife on Valentine’s week end.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 11:58:25 AM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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In and Out sales sky rocket ....


8 posted on 02/14/2014 11:58:50 AM PST by llevrok (F the government)
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To: Sir Napsalot

King Obama! I’ll sign my scorecard for whatever score I want!!! That’s the thing about being King!! I can shoot a 59 anytime I want!!!


9 posted on 02/14/2014 12:01:51 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Its a dreary winter in DC and Bam wants to spend more time in the warm sunshine. Of course that means golf thrown in the mix. You don’t see him setting foot in his beloved Chitcago at this time of year. Caleeforneea is Hawaii plan B.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 12:10:36 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Golfers will understand these.

1. These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.

~ Sam Snead

2. I was three over today: One over a house, one over a patio and one over a swimming pool..

~ George Brett

3. Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. And I took a 7 to do that.

~ Jim Murray

4. The only sure rule in golf is - he who has the fastest cart never has to play the bad lie.

~ Mickey Mantle

5. Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.

~ Kevin Costner

6. I don’t fear death, but I sure don’t like those three-footers for par.

~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

7. After all these years, it’s still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye.

~ Chi Chi Rodriguez

8. The ball retriever is not long enough to get my putter out of the tree.

~ Brian Weis

9. Swing hard in case you hit it.

~ Dan Marino

10. My favorite shots are the practice swing and the conceded putt. The rest can never be mastered .

~ Lord Robertson

11. Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.

~ Jack Benny

12. There is no similarity between golf and putting; they are two different games, one played in the air, and the other on the ground.

~ Ben Hogan

13. Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time, you’re the best.

~ Jack Nicklaus

14. The uglier a man’s legs are, the better he plays golf. It’s almost a law.

~ H. G. Wells

15. I never pray on a golf course. Actually, the Lord answers my prayers everywhere except on the course.

~ Billy Graham

16. If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play at it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf.

~ Bob Hope

17. While playing golf today, I hit two good balls. I stepped on a rake.

~ Henny Youngman

18. You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my ex-wives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.

~ Lee Trevino


11 posted on 02/14/2014 12:23:28 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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I LIKE MY HEALTHCARE PLAN
- SO I WILL KEEP MY HEALTHCARE PLAN

PERIOD!

12 posted on 02/14/2014 12:25:02 PM PST by devolve (- a 3 year boy on TV news today : "Please Jesus make it warm!" -)
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To: llmc1

What a Valentine’s Day gift from Michelle, for the extra time off in Hawaii pre-50th birthday bash.

“All alone”, no Michelle, no MIL.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 12:42:23 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Sir Napsalot

I would say that I cared, but Kali went for him twice and every dem since Reagan, so you got your little Marxist, enjoy him.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 12:57:58 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

And $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

He always does well in CA, raising funds for the Dems.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 1:00:44 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: llevrok

“Obama is a saint for putting the nation’s needs ahead of time with his wife on Valentine’s week end.”

Best post of the day.

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16 posted on 02/14/2014 1:07:32 PM PST by Mears
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To: Sir Napsalot

We never hear how good he is at the game, I’d be glad to wager he stinks. Just another aspect of his life that is hidden.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 1:08:22 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Sir Napsalot

Is Reggie on his bag? Caddy, I mean.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 1:11:38 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: fatnotlazy

“I’m sure they’ll loot the treasury before they leave. Maybe they already have.”

And why do you think they squandered about $500,000,000 on a known incompetent company run by one of Moochelle’s cronies to unsuccessfully launch the MahdiCare website other than to provide glorious gobs of kickbacks for the Mahdi and Moochelle??


19 posted on 02/14/2014 1:14:48 PM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Oh geeze, my son and his family just left for ,the long weekend, in Palm Springs.
He and a buddy rented Sonny and Cher’s house. it looks pretty sensational.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 2:45:58 PM PST by surrey
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To: Sir Napsalot

But...Michelle and her new blue dress are being left behind in DC in the snow while Barry’s off to see the farmers and the King...on Valentine’s Day? What’s wrong with this picture?


21 posted on 02/14/2014 9:05:25 PM PST by tinamina
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