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To: Man of the Right
What a jerk.

Who's a jerk? Hootie for standing up for a private club's interest? This is an assualt on free association by some dumbass liberal b*tch, I hope they hold the line.

29 posted on 11/11/2002 7:20:40 PM PST by X-FID
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To: X-FID
Gotta disagree.

Foremost, the Augusta National is not a place to play golf. Drawing an analogy with the Boy Scouts is a joke. Heck, there are hundreds of fine courses within a half-day's drive. The purposes of the Augusta National are to exclude people and to do high-level business. That's why the rich and powerful try so hard to get in. Years ago, I worked for a Fortune 500 company founded in Augusta. Our CEO, a White male Protestant Southerner, was blackballed despite sponsorships from Herman Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and Bobby McNair, the Governor of South Carolina, all members.

The question whether women are first-class citizens was settled by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is not a left-right issue for anyone under 80: it's a law enforcement issue. The old coot quoted is going to lose massively. The Club relies on television and corporate sponsorships to keep the dollars rolling in.

Ever been excluded for reasons that had nothing to do with your ability, skills, or training? It's not pleasant. In 2002, 51 percent of the population isn't going to be excluded from deal-making because of their plumbing. That's the reality and the law.

As a conservative, I believe in following the law.























43 posted on 11/12/2002 10:56:02 AM PST by Man of the Right
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To: X-FID
Gotta disagree.

Foremost, the Augusta National is not a place to play golf. Drawing an analogy with the Boy Scouts is a joke. Heck, there are hundreds of fine courses within a half-day's drive. The purposes of the Augusta National are to exclude people and to do high-level business. That's why the rich and powerful try so hard to get in. Years ago, I worked for a Fortune 500 company founded in Augusta. Our CEO, a White male Protestant Southerner, was blackballed despite sponsorships from Herman Talmadge, Strom Thurmond and Bobby McNair, the Governor of South Carolina, all members.

The question whether women are first-class citizens was settled by Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This is not a left-right issue for anyone under 80: it's a law enforcement issue. The old coot quoted is going to lose massively. The Club relies on television and corporate sponsorships to keep the dollars rolling in.

Ever been excluded for reasons that had nothing to do with your ability, skills, or training? It's not pleasant. In 2002, 51 percent of the population isn't going to be excluded from deal-making because of their plumbing. That's the reality and the law.

As a conservative, I believe in following the law.























44 posted on 11/12/2002 10:58:10 AM PST by Man of the Right
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