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  • Augusta National Admits 1st Woman ... Condoleezza Rice!!

    08/20/2012 10:20:03 AM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 8/20/12
    For the first time EVER, the Augusta National Golf Club -- home of The Masters -- has admitted a woman as a member ... and the honor went to Condoleezza Rice!! Augusta -- located in Georgia -- had been a woman-free zone since it opened for business in 1933 ... and only started allowing black men into the club in 1990. Seriously, 1990. But this morning Augusta announced it had invited the former Secretary of State, along with South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore, to join the club. Rice is an avid golfer. Guess they'll have to build a new locker...
  • IBM CEO Rejects Martha Burk’s Feminist Agenda

    04/05/2012 8:44:50 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 3 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | April 5, 2012 | JP
    Martha Burk is at it again. The director of the Corporate Accountability Project for the National Council of Women’s Organizations is demanding that Augusta National Golf Club invite ladies to join its membership. Nine years ago, Burk waged a similar campaign against Augusta National, host of this week’s Masters golf tournament. While it generated a lot of publicity, it ended unsuccessfully. Burk thought she had a better chance this year inasmuch as IBM, a major Masters sponsor, boasts a female CEO. Since Augusta National had proffered membership to previous IBM CEOs who were male, Burke argued, the golf club should...
  • NBC Plans to Run Controversial NHL Ad (Martha Burk alert)

    09/27/2005 11:24:04 PM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 501+ views
    AP via Yahoo! Sports ^ | Tuesday September 27, 2005 | AP
    NEW YORK - Despite objections from Martha Burk, NBC said it was going ahead with plans to air an NHL commercial showing a bare-chested player being dressed by a scantily clad woman. Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations, said the ad was offensive. Burk led an unsuccessful effort to allow female members at Augusta National three years ago and is stepping down as chair of NCWO on Nov. 1. NBC said it had no problem with the spot, which first appeared last week on the NHL's Web site, and planned to air it on its NHL preview...
  • SCHLUSSEL on FPM: Martha Burk Against Pink, For Terrorism (Title IX for Jihadi Chicks)

    04/13/2005 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 3 replies · 606+ views
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | April 13, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Title IX for Jihadi Chicks By Debbie Schlussel FrontPageMagazine.com | April 13, 2005 The strange new equality of the Islamic jihad has arrived on our shores. Yet, feminist Martha Burk is complaining about women wearing pink. Thursday, The New York Times reported that two 16-year-old girls from New York City were arrested in March because they planned homicide bombings. Saying they are “from New York City” is kind of a stretch. The girls were actually from Bangladesh and Guinea and are in the U.S. illegally, as are their families. Both families have overstayed their visas—and welcomes—by more than a decade....
  • SCHLUSSEL: Title IX for Jihadi Chicks & Billionatrix Golfers

    04/12/2005 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Cool Chick · 5 replies · 4,249+ views
    DebbieSchlussel.com ^ | April 12, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Title IX for Jihadi Chicks and Billionatrix Golfers April 12, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel The strange new equality of the Islamic jihad has arrived on our shores. Yet, feminist Martha Burk is complaining about women wearing pink. Thursday, The New York Times reported that two 16-year-old girls from New York City were arrested in March because they planned homicide bombings. Saying they are “from New York City” is kind of a stretch. The girls were actually from Bangladesh and Guinea and are in the U.S. illegally, as are their families. Both families have overstayed their visas—and welcomes—by more than a...
  • Monday at Augusta National! (The Masters)

    04/04/2005 8:33:37 AM PDT · by ArmyBratproud · 26 replies · 449+ views
    ITS MASTERS WEEK!!!!!! http://www.masters.org/en_US/index.html They have live video feeds up and running. The live feed from the driving range is up and running.
  • A Win for the Ages (Ups and downs at Augusta)

    04/12/2004 8:34:27 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 31 replies · 302+ views
    National Review ^ | April 12, 2004 | Adam Daifallah
    What really defined this year's Masters golf tournament, which ended Sunday, was its emotional extremes. Not in a long time has one of golf's majors (or any sporting event, for that matter) taken fans on such an emotional rollercoaster, from extreme sadness to extreme joy, in such a short period of time. With the hubbub of last year's controversy about Augusta National Golf Club's men-only membership policy all but a distant memory, this year had but one focus: golf. And after yesterday, few fans were left disappointed. But before Sunday's joy, the sadness: The tournament opened Thursday with news of...
  • Feminists need to move on

    04/17/2003 11:53:49 AM PDT · by RAT Patrol · 16 replies · 219+ views
    The Indianapolis Star ^ | April 16, 2002 | Andrea Neal
    <p>Now that Martha Burk and her cronies have wasted a weekend -- make that a year -- protesting the trivial in Augusta, maybe they could come north to Indianapolis and decry the shortage of women revelers in the Indy 500 infield.</p>
  • Hootie tells paper membership supports his stance(No women should ever be members at Augusta)

    04/16/2003 5:09:15 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 17 replies · 243+ views
    espn ^ | 4/16/03 | ESPN.com news services
    If Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson is a man of his word, his prestigious, all-male golf club will never admit a female member. In a one-on-one interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following the completion of The Masters, Johnson said "there never will be a female member, six months after the Masters, a year, 10 years, or ever." An Augusta National spokesman backed off Johnson's statement, saying Wednesday that it "reflects the political situation and the political pressure put on the club and does not reflect on the future." The spokesman, Glenn Greenspan, said Augusta has not changed its stance that...
  • Protests? Absurdity par for course

    04/13/2003 8:52:59 AM PDT · by DeFault User · 5 replies · 213+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 4/13/2003 | Tommy Tomlinson
    Posted on Sun, Apr. 13, 2003 AT THE MASTERS Protests? Absurdity par for course Activist Martha Burk sinks credibility of cause with KKK likeness, inflatable pig TOMMY TOMLINSON AUGUSTA, Ga. - Here's how bad it was at the Masters protests Saturday: The Elvis impersonator was the sanest guy on the grounds. Be proud, home folks -- he's a Charlotte boy. His name is Mack Gaddy, and he wore shades, a jet-black wig and a white jumpsuit with a sequined eagle on back. He dressed up hoping somebody would give him a badge to get on the course. But after a...
  • 'Snooty Hootie' hasn't mastered changing times (Cynthia Tucker Alert)

    04/12/2003 2:12:02 AM PDT · by kcordell · 36 replies · 292+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 04/12/03 | Cynthia Tucker
    America's newest hero is the petite Pfc. Jessica Lynch, who was rescued from behind enemy lines on April 2. Lynch, who may have engaged Iraqi troops in a deadly firefight before being captured, is one of the valiant women warriors helping to erode the strictures against allowing women in combat. But Lynch's heroics mean nothing to the imperious William "Hootie" Johnson, who runs his own little tyranny in the conservative east Georgia city of Augusta. His exclusive golf club, Augusta National, will not abide incursions by women members -- no matter their courage, honor, stature or wealth. While the Army,...
  • Burk: CBS Insults Women in Armed Forces

    03/25/2003 11:07:07 PM PST · by Leroy S. Mort · 6 replies · 254+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - Martha Burk plans to expand her campaign against Augusta National and CBS by contending that televising the event from an all-male golf club ``is an insult to the nearly quarter million women in the U.S. armed forces.'' Burk, chair of the National Council of Women's Organizations, plans to protest the club's membership policy during the third round of the Masters on April 12 at Augusta, Ga.Along with New York City council member Gale A. Brewer, Burk scheduled a news conference Wednesday to ask CBS to cancel its Masters coverage.Burk's remarks Tuesday came as United States troops...
  • Feminism's Little Problem

    03/09/2003 1:14:55 PM PST · by az4vlad · 26 replies · 387+ views
    IntellectualConservative.com ^ | March 7, 2003 | Brian S. Wise
    Feminism's next major crusade is sitting at its feet, ignored.Sadly, my great dissertation on modern feminism, “You’re Adorable When You’re Angry,” went unfinished despite the Great Book Writing Fit of the mid-1990s. The title summed up the conclusion; with feminism’s important battles long since fought and won, the movement has collapsed onto itself, becoming in the process an odd parody of something that once mattered. Conservatives are often asked what they have against feminism – the correct answer is, conservatives don’t hate feminism, but they are annoyed by its modern leanings. Whatever its intentions, all it succeeds in doing these...
  • Yo, Augusta: K-K-Kiss your argument goodbye (barf alert)

    03/01/2003 4:28:27 AM PST · by rudy45 · 3 replies · 157+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 3/1/03 | Phil Sheridan
    Imagine being Martha Burk today. Imagine owing the Ku Klux Klan a thank-you note, or maybe even a modest gift.The KKK did Burk a remarkable favor this week by applying for a permit to demonstrate in support of Augusta National, the private golf club that hosts the annual Masters tournament. The Klan did more to embarrass Augusta president Hootie Johnson and inflame passion about this issue than Burk could with a million letters to corporate sponsors, TV networks and Augusta members.So maybe Burk should send a fresh batch of white sheets to wear when the Klansmen arrive at Augusta next...
  • Augusta Golf Fight Moves Into Cyberspace

    12/18/2002 8:00:19 AM PST · by GeneD · 24 replies · 198+ views
    Filed at 10:35 a.m. ET Nearly 30 companies whose chief executives are members at all-male Augusta National now belong to another exclusive club. They are listed in the ``Hall of Hypocrisy,'' the slogan on a Web site launched Tuesday night by Martha Burk and the National Council of Women's Organization in the latest attempt to pressure the golf club into inviting women to join. The site -- www.augustadiscriminates.org -- made its debut about the time Burk appeared on HBO's ``Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.'' ``We think it is important for women to know that some of America's largest corporations maintain...
  • Things the Press Doesn't Know About Augusta National

    12/16/2002 6:48:15 AM PST · by dts32041 · 28 replies · 278+ views
    The American Prowler ^ | 12/16/2002 12:03:00 AM | Lawrence Henry
    The things the popular press does not know about the Augusta National Golf Club would fill a good-sized book. Let's start with only the most recent, Secretary of the Treasury designate John Snow's resignation of his membership from the club. Here's the mainstream, generally liberal, spin on that resignation, from a December 10 USA Today editorial: "As a private club, Augusta can be as pigheaded as it wants. But that doesn't erase or excuse its shameful bias (against having women as members). Snow wasn't sensitive enough as a corporate chief to take a stand against it. But he was smooth...
  • The Changing ‘Times’

    12/02/2002 8:51:18 AM PST · by gophergop · 1 replies · 155+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 12/9/02 issue | Seth Mnookin
    On Nov. 25, the New York Times ran a front-page story headlined CBS STAYING SI-LENT IN DEBATE ON WOMEN JOINING AUGUSTA. It was the 32d piece the Times had run in just under three months on the issue of whether the Augusta National Golf Club, which hosts the Masters Tournament, would admit women as members. READ MORE BY CLICKING ON LINK ABOVE.
  • Howell Raines, New York Times Turn the Masters Into a Civil-Rights Crusade (My Title)

    11/20/2002 12:02:42 PM PST · by GeneD · 8 replies · 326+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 11/20/2002 (for issue of 11/25/2002) | Sridhar Pappu
    For the past few months, while the top corners of The New York Times’ front page have been preoccupied with Iraqi invasion plans and Al Qaeda sleeper cells, below the paper’s fold—and in other prominent spots inside—The Times has launched its own tactical assault against the Augusta National Golf Club, host to the Masters Tournament. Usually forgotten for 51 weeks out of the year, the Georgia club’s refusal to admit women as members has made it a bull’s-eye for equal-opportunity proponents and a symbol of the kind of mint-julep, stick-in-the mud thinking that critics say belongs in Binx Bolling’s South,...
  • America's All-Male Golfing Society [New York Times Editorial Alert]

    11/18/2002 11:41:11 AM PST · by GeneD · 97 replies · 502+ views
    William (Hootie) Johnson, the chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, has become the poster boy for a particularly regressive branch of the golfing set. As he announced somewhat testily last week, his famous all-male country club has no plans to add women members — not anytime soon and certainly not in time for the Masters tournament in April. Augusta National is a private club, Mr. Johnson explained, and thus his members have a "constitutional right to choose" who can be excluded from its expensive inner sanctum. The constitutional right to choose is real, but it is not limited to...
  • Augusta Fears That Its Golf Party May Be Spoiled

    11/16/2002 3:29:37 PM PST · by GeneD · 30 replies · 314+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 11/16/2002 (for editions of 11/17/2002) | Jeffrey Gettleman
    AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 16 — Dusty Avery has a big, beautiful house, but no one to party in it. By this point last year, Mrs. Avery, the wife of a rich dentist, had rented her home for thousands of dollars to Coca-Cola to use during the Masters golf tournament in April. Executives feasted in her dining room, smoked on her patio and, at the end of the night, crashed in her bedroom. But this year, there are no takers. No soft-drink suits. Nobody. "We don't need the money like a lot of people do," Mrs. Avery said as she passed...
  • Hootie: No woman member by Masters

    11/11/2002 3:39:20 PM PST · by jern · 61 replies · 552+ views
    ESPN/AP ^ | Nov. 11, 2002 | AP
    Monday, November 11, 2002 Defiant Johnson says Masters will go on no matter what Associated Press AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Defiant as ever, Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson declared that The Masters will be played next year, no matter what, and there is no chance a woman will be a member of the golf club by then. Should Augusta National have to admit a female member? Yes No ''We will prevail because we're right,'' the 71-year-old Johnson said. His comments were the first on the subject since he fueled the debate over the all-male membership at Augusta National by criticizing...
  • Denounce Radical Feminism!

    11/04/2002 6:57:11 AM PST · by gophergop · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Hey Everyone, I'm not sure if you are familiar with what's going on at Augusta National Golf Club. But a feminist mob led by a woman named Martha Burk, desperate for attention, is demanding that the club open its doors to women...what's more, she's threatened to hold boycotts and go after the sponsors and the player's wives if she doesn't get her way... there's just one problem... the club is private and accepts no government money...therefore, it can invite anyone it pleases to join under the First Amendment of the Constitution's right to freedom of assembly. If you like Golf...
  • Some at Augusta National Seek a Compromise

    09/28/2002 7:08:15 PM PDT · by GeneD · 26 replies · 304+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 9/28/02 (for issues of 9/29/02) | Bill Pennington and Dave Anderson
    The Augusta National Golf Club, one of the bastions of American golf, has been closed all summer, as it traditionally is after playing host to the Masters Tournament in April. But a bitter dispute over the club's all-male membership has brought unwelcome attention to the members. Embarrassed and embattled, some of Augusta National's 300 or so members now say they plan to seek an internal compromise that would end the club's conflict with a coalition of women's groups. About a dozen members who were interviewed over the past three weeks said they had been distressed by the confrontational approach taken...
  • Augusta National Slammed as "Secret Golf Club”

    09/27/2002 11:55:43 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 97 replies · 704+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 9/27/02 | Limbacher
    Augusta National Golf Club is a private club. It has 300 members, all of the male persuasion. It is a golf club which owns one of the lushest golf courses in America. As a private club, it has the right to make its own rules. One of the rules states that Augusta National’s membership is limited to men. That’s the way it has always been and because it is, it irks one Martha Burk, who is chairwoman of the National Council of Women's Organizations. It also appears to irk USA Today which reports that the Burk woman has fired off...
  • Who's who at Augusta National

    09/20/2002 1:34:08 PM PDT · by GeneD · 14 replies · 1,745+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 9/20/02 | David A. Markiewicz and Glenn Sheeley
    Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership is an eclectic who's who of the corporate, political and sports worlds. Its approximately 300 members range from former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to University of South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz; former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn and auto scion and Detroit Lions owner William Clay Ford; ex-General Electric CEO Jack Welch and Atlanta developer Tom Cousins. The club's roster includes race car builder Roger Penske; the director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Bruce Lilly, and beer baron Peter Coors. Also, investment genius Warren Buffett, former Secretary of State George Shultz,...
  • Cynthia Tucker on Augusta National (prepare to scream in technicolor)

    09/14/2002 8:36:19 AM PDT · by groanup · 54 replies · 403+ views
    AJC ^ | 9/14/02 | Cynthia Tucker
    http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/opinion/tucker/index.html
  • NOW is NOT the time (Women members of Augusta Nat'l)

    09/05/2002 10:58:15 AM PDT · by buzzyboop · 33 replies · 296+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 9/5/02 | Jason Whitlock
    Earning the "privilege" to smoke fine cigars, exchange dirty jokes and lie about your golf game, sexual exploits and how hard you worked to inherit your wealth with a group of mostly old white men isn't part of the cure for gender discrimination. Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters, the chosen playground for Hootie (Johnson) & His Blowhards, isn't the proper battleground for the war on gender discrimination. It's the equivalent of President Bush sending ground troops to Dallas looking for Osama bin Laden. A hunt for bin Laden in Texas would draw a lot of attention...
  • Membership Origins, Augusta National

    09/03/2002 7:55:42 PM PDT · by groanup · 7 replies · 508+ views
    "One of the early policy decisions was to take in as members only those who were acquainted with one or more members of our Organization Committee. In practice, this meant that Bob (Jones) and I were the ones who were active in the membership effort, nearly everyone who came being a friend of Bob's or mine, a circumstance which remained substantially true for the next twenty-five years. Fortunately, both Bob and I ahd rather large acquaintanceships for young men. Bob then being twenty-eight and I thirty-six years of age. Our contacts were located in a number of states. Bob's friendships...
  • The Master's tells 'em to shove it.

    08/30/2002 9:17:08 PM PDT · by groanup · 46 replies · 242+ views
    CNNSI ^ | 8/30/2002 | unknown
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- The Masters is going commercial-free, dropping its corporate sponsors to avoid pressure on them by a women's organization that challenged Augusta National's all-male membership.</p> <p>Club chairman Hootie Johnson on Friday notified the tournament's three sponsors -- IBM, Citigroup and Coca-Cola -- that the Masters "will not request their participation" in 2003.</p>
  • Augusta National says Masters will be without commercials - rather than invite women into club

    08/30/2002 12:27:55 PM PDT · by GeneD · 187 replies · 631+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/30/02 | Glenn Sheeley
    Augusta National Golf Club is putting its money where its mouth is in its fight with a women's group pressuring the club to admit a female member. Club chairman Hootie Johnson announced Friday that because corporate sponsors of the Masters' telecast are being pressured by the National Council of Women's Organizations, the 2003 tournament will be shown without sponsors or commercials. At least golf fans will benefit from the fight. The 2003 telecast would have contained its normal four commerical minutes per hour. With 12 1/2 hours of live programming, that's 50 minutes of commericials that will not take golf...
  • HE'S A HYPOCRITE WITH GUTLESS STANCE (Tiger Woods)

    07/18/2002 11:11:56 AM PDT · by Michael2001 · 126 replies · 403+ views
    NYPOST ^ | July 17, 2002 | Mark Cannizzaro
    <p>GULLANE, Scotland - Tiger Woods, who champions himself as a man vehemently against exclusionary policies for reasons of race or anything else, should be ashamed at the gutless straddle-the-fence answer he delivered yesterday to a question about women not being allowed as members of Augusta National. "[Augusta National is] entitled to set up their own rules the way they want them," said Woods, whose early existence in golf was all about opening doors to those like himself who were excluded because of prejudice, emphasized by his first Nike TV commercial that blared against his exclusion from certain golf clubs because of the color of his skin.</p>
  • Fore! Augusta National chairman fires at women's group (Hootie Johnson tells NCWO to go to hell)

    07/09/2002 3:19:28 PM PDT · by jern · 44 replies · 616+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2002 | Associated Press
    In a defiant statement about the privacy of Augusta National, chairman Hootie Johnson lashed out at a national women's group Tuesday for urging the club to have female members before next year's Masters. "Our membership alone decides our membership -- not any outside group with its own agenda,'' Johnson said in a surprisingly long and angry statement. The National Council of Women's Organizations, which has about 6 million members from 160 groups, sent a letter to Johnson on June 12 after chairwoman Martha Burk read reports about Augusta National not having women among its 300 members. Lloyd Ward, the first...