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  • Bowling, Beer and Pool with President Irrelevant and Governor Irrelevant

    07/11/2014 12:36:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | John Ransom
    Big news out of the White House this week is that the General Service Administration was finally getting around to tackling the all-important bowling alley renovations for White House staffers. Just more shovel-ready, infrastructure jobs to improve the economy. This from Time.com: The bowling alley was recently photographed by POLITICO, which described “chipped lanes and worn-out shoes” in the basement getaway. “It has been fifteen years since these lanes have had any professional, industry standard maintenance, modifications, repairs or attention,” the GSA wrote in the posting. “They are now irreparable. So it was proposed by the GSA that they...
  • The great 1960s bowling bubble was so awesome

    03/28/2014 11:30:40 AM PDT · by Oliviaforever · 24 replies
    Quartz ^ | 3/28/14 | John McDuling
    There’s a reasonable amount of conjecture in the markets right now about whether things are getting a bit overheated. Wiser minds than us have been vexed by the topic of asset price bubbles, so we’ll leave that to one aside. But the current discussion about market conditions still led us to stumble upon what is surely one of the most interesting periods of market euphoria in America’s history: the 1961 boom (and subsequent bust) in ten-pin bowling stocks. (Hat-tip to Reuters, which highlighted the bowling bubble in its analysis this week).
  • How College is Harming American Entrepreneurship:

    02/03/2013 8:45:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    When I was in grade school, I remember going to birthday parties at the local bowling alley. Before the games would begin, the workers would install bumpers inside the gutters in order to prevent gutter balls and avoid "failure." When I was growing up, it was common for sports teams to award trophies to all the players so no little kid would have his or her feelings hurt at the end of the season. Today, there are school districts which no longer give out "F'" grades, and hundreds of high schools have removed class ranks so that my generation...
  • AMF Bowling files for bankruptcy

    11/13/2012 12:19:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    AMF Bowling Worldwide Inc., the world's largest bowling operator, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to restructure its mounting debt. The Hanover County-based company said this morning that it filed a pre-arranged petition with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond. AMF said it expects completing the restructuring process and exiting Chapter 11 within five months. AMF operates a location in Lynchburg near the intersection of U.S. 29 and Candlers Mountain Road, near James T. Davis Paint Center. The company said it will continue its normal business operations during the Chapter 11 process, and its bowling centers will maintain normal operating...
  • Bowling (VANITY)

    06/08/2012 12:46:13 AM PDT · by Sporke · 28 replies
    06/08/2012 | Sporke
    Bowling changes...VANITY
  • ‘Bowl-a-Thon’ Raises $466,014 to Help Poor Women Buy Abortions

    05/01/2012 11:18:34 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4-30-12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The third annual “National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon” was held throughout the month of April, with activists gathering at local bowling alleys to raise cash for “low-income and disadvantaged women who want an abortion and do not have enough money to pay for it.”
  • Rick Santorum stops young man from bowling with pink ball

    03/29/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 125 replies
    FM 104.7 NewsTalk Radio ^ | 3-29-2012 | staff report
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 Rick Santorum stops young man from bowling with pink ball"Friends don't let friends use pink balls." (NEWSER) -- Rick Santorum bowls a good game, but gay rights groups say he talks an offensive one. "You’re not gonna' use the pink ball. We’re not gonna' let you do that, not on camera," he told a young man while bowling with college Republicans in Wisconsin yesterday, the Raw Story reports. "Friends don't let friends use pink balls," he added. Critics say Santorum's remarks are just the latest in a long line of insensitive statements. "He’s proven that he thinks LGBT...
  • Bowling great Don Carter dies at 85

    01/06/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/6/12 | Steven Wine | AP
    MIAMI (AP) — Don Carter, the bowling great with the unorthodox style who flourished as a genuine sports celebrity during the game's golden age on TV, has died. He was 85. Carter died at his home in Miami on Thursday night, the Professional Bowlers Association said Friday. He recently was hospitalized with pneumonia complicated by emphysema. Carter, known as "Mr. Bowling," was the game's original superstar. He became his sport's most recognizable name at a time when alleys were thriving across the country and bowling was starting to assert itself as a fixture on television. Carter was a leading force...
  • Rock Hill woman struck in head with bowling ball

    12/21/2011 10:05:08 PM PST · by Altariel · 36 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 | Nicole Smith
    A Chester man is accused of throwing a bowling ball at a woman after argument on Sunday. The York County Sheriff's Office charged Omar Sheree Stevenson, 31, with attempted murder after he threw a bowling ball at a woman's head after she refused to let him buy her drinks.
  • An Obama Bowling Fail...Metaphorically Speaking

    08/08/2011 5:31:59 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-8-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • VIDEO: NFL Players Go Bowling For Charity

    07/19/2011 1:44:13 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 1 replies
    NFL players were in Washington, D.C. Monday night for the Bodden For Bowling event, which is a mentoring program for inner city kids. The players spoke about the event and the latest on the NFL lockout.
  • First Family Enjoys Shave Ice, Bowling, Basketball

    12/28/2010 5:51:05 AM PST · by maggief · 21 replies · 3+ views
    KITV ^ | December 27, 2010
    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii -- President Barack Obama passed the time on a cloudy, rainy Hawaiian day with a family trip to the bowling alley, basketball and shave ice. (snip) The Obamas have not had much in the way of beach weather since the president arrived last week. More rain is forecast throughout the week.
  • Grand Rapids all-time great bowler Marion Ladewig leaves behind lasting legacy

    04/17/2010 9:25:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 1 replies · 231+ views
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | April 16, 2010 | Greg Johnson
    Marion Ladewig's legacy is reflected in yellowed newspaper clippings, record books, multiple halls of fame and in the memories of those who watched her win bowling's biggest national events and then provide color commentary on a popular local bowling television show... Ms. Ladewig, a lifelong Grand Rapids resident regarded internationally as the greatest woman bowler ever, died Friday of heart failure, her daughter LaVonne Vicari said. She was 95...
  • [Governor] Sarah Palin to Keynote Bowling Expo

    12/02/2009 8:50:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 445+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 2, 2009 | Stephanie Condon
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin may or may not be a viable 2012 presidential candidate, but the bowling industry is probably hoping she is at least a better bowler than President Obama. Palin will be giving the keynote address at the International Bowl Expo 2010 in June of next year, the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced today. Dubbed the bowling industry's "premier international convention," the expo will take place between June 27 and July 1 at the Las Vegas Hilton and Las Vegas Convention Center. Palin's keynote speech is slated for the morning of June 30. The BPAA...
  • Sarah Palin Keynote Speaker At International Bowl Expo: Confusing Liberals

    12/02/2009 10:22:35 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 13 replies · 756+ views
    Arlington, TX –- The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's leading trade association, announced today that the bowling industry rolled a strike, securing Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker at this summer's International Bowl Expo 2010. "Sarah Palin is a great friend to the bowling industry and we're so proud and honored to welcome her as our keynote speaker at International Bowl Expo 2010," said Steven Johnson, executive director of the BPAA. "Regardless of your political affiliation, Ms. Palin is a force in American politics and culture. Her presence underscores the impact and importance of bowling, one...
  • Sarah Palin Strikes New Ground as Keynote Speaker at International Bowl Expo 2010

    12/02/2009 8:39:50 AM PST · by euram · 19 replies · 1,006+ views
    Marketwire ^ | 12-02-09 | BPAA
    ARLINGTON, TX--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), the bowling industry's leading trade association, announced today that the bowling industry rolled a strike, securing Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker at this summer's International Bowl Expo 2010. "Sarah Palin is a great friend to the bowling industry and we're so proud and honored to welcome her as our keynote speaker at International Bowl Expo 2010," said Steven Johnson, executive director of the BPAA. "Regardless of your political affiliation, Ms. Palin is a force in American politics and culture. Her presence underscores the impact and...
  • Elf & safety strikes again: £250,000 study to tell us ten-pin bowling is dangerous

    12/02/2009 3:33:55 AM PST · by greatdefender · 17 replies · 737+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2009 | Steve Doughty
    It's a peril that only a crack team of health and safety experts could have uncovered. After two years and £250,000, they found that ten-pin bowling alleys up and down the country could be a 'very dangerous' environment for families. They concluded that it was too easy for children or teenagers to run down lanes and get trapped in machinery that sets up the pins - even though there was no record of any such accident having happened. The bizarre Health and Safety Executive report found that members of the public would be at risk if they walked along the...
  • Cheating Gets High-Tech With the Remote-Controlled Bowling Ball

    11/06/2009 8:18:53 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 11 replies · 690+ views
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 11/05/09 | Alex Hutchinson
    What do you get the sports fan who wants to bowl 300 without practicing? Try the RC900, a remote-control bowling ball invented by San Antonio, Texas-based 900 Global. The bowler steers the ball by adjusting the position of a weight screwed onto a threaded shaft inside the ball. The product is being marketed to young children and those unable to bowl because of physical limitations. The ball itself is surprisingly nimble, as evidenced by a user-submitted video (see below) in which one of them slaloms smoothly around four chairs set up along the lane before striking the headpin. Of...
  • Special Olympics Bowling Report - almost all of them beat Obama (our enemies are trembling)

    09/28/2009 3:39:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies · 466+ views
    kIWANIS ^ | 9-28-09 | DFU
    HERE ARE THE BOWLING SCORES FROM THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WE SPONSOR OBAMA BOWLED 37 -- yes, our enemies will really fear this guy HE IMPROVED TO A 129. HERE IS OBAMA MOCKING THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES --- President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: ‘It’s Like the Special Olympics’ ABC ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2009 7:06:51 PM by cdchik123 The first appearance by a sitting president on “The Tonight Show” may well end up being the last. President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to...
  • While Rome burns --- Obama bowls!

    03/24/2009 9:52:37 PM PDT · by BigSkyDream · 6 replies · 423+ views
    While the economy is in a Obama-meltdown, our new President finds time to work on his bowling form. For folks that may be unemployed or losing their homes it must be re-assuring that his game has improved.
  • Press Secretary Explains President’s “Apparent” Special Olympics Gaffe

    03/22/2009 11:25:07 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 32 replies · 1,157+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 21 March 2009 | John Semmens
    In his history-making appearance on the Tonight Show, President Barack Obama stunned the nation with his offhand crack “I bowl like one of those retards in the Special Olympics.” During last Fall’s presidential race, Obama inspired titters by scoring a 37 in a bowling match in Pennsylvania. He says, though, that he’s been practicing in the White House alley and has recently scored as high as 129 in a single game. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs asked that Americans “show some class by not mocking the President’s lack of skills or his choice of words in describing them. The President has...
  • Barack Obama red-faced after Special Olympics jibe on Leno Show -- UK Times

    03/21/2009 11:28:28 PM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies · 2,927+ views
    It was all going so well as the President chatted to Jay Leno. Then he made a crack about the Special Olympics ... It was billed as the first time that a sitting President of the United States had appeared as a guest on a late-night talk show. After Barack Obama’s performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, there’s also a good chance that it was the last. Granted, the President, as always, was charming. Granted, he lit up the studio with that Hollywood-grade smile. Yes, he explained the AIG crisis in clear, measured terms, and wisely backed away...
  • Not bowled over by Obama's Special Olympics joke

    03/21/2009 7:02:41 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies · 1,341+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 21, 2009 | Stacy St. Clair and John McCormick
    Reporting from Chicago -- When she met Barack Obama two years ago, Caitlin Cox proudly wore the two bronze medals she had won at the Special Olympics. The then-Illinois senator grinned as she showed him pictures of her signature bubble-gum-pink bowling ball and posed for photographs with her. Cox, who has Down syndrome, excitedly recalls that meeting each time she sees Obama's photo on a magazine cover or hears him mentioned on TV. Her ears perked up again Friday morning as her parents discussed the president at breakfast. Her mother, Suzanne Thompson, told her that Obama had made a joke...
  • Special Olympics Bowler Offers Obama Bowling Tips

    03/20/2009 4:28:59 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 576+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/2009 | Fox News
    President Obama joked Thursday that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics, a comment for which he later apologized. But one Special Olympics bowler has a few tips for the president on how to improve his score. Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome who has been bowling for 30 years, said the president needs to practice more if he wants to bring his recent score of 129 anywhere close to Maloney's average of 165. "Focus, take his time, and relax" where the simple-but-effective tips Maloney offered the president in a phone interview Friday with FOXNews.com from...
  • 3 videos, 3 ways to look at Obama’s “Special Olympics” comment (Send to Special needs parents)

    03/20/2009 3:46:05 PM PDT · by slomark · 12 replies · 568+ views
    In case you haven’t see it yet, President Obama channeled Joe Biden last night and said something offensive and stupid on the Tonight Show. [VIDEO] Seems Obama went bowling while on the campaign trail last summer and embarrassed himself by rolling a 37. He explained to Jay Leno that he’s been practicing on the White House bowling alley, but said his lack of success is “like Special Olympics or something.” [VIDEO] Next we have MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. He had seen an early NBC feed of the Tonight Show and was horribly dismayed by Obama’s remark. Not because it was offensive,...
  • Special Olympics bowler: I can beat the president!

    03/20/2009 1:38:31 PM PDT · by ari-freedom · 48 replies · 1,747+ views
    AP ^ | Mar 20, 2009 | COREY WILLIAMS
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The top bowler for the Special Olympics looks forward to meeting President Barack Obama in an alley. "He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," Michigan's Kolan McConiughey (KO-lahn Mc-KAHNA-he) told The Associated Press in an interview Friday.
  • Bowling for Retards (Keith Olbermann stumbles around defending Obama)

    03/20/2009 12:52:18 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 49 replies · 3,079+ views
    http://www.thepeoplescube.com ^ | 3/20/2009 | http://www.thepeoplescube.com
     President on Leno: Bowling Skill... Nice cover fire Keith! Keep laying it down until Obama is in the high grass then we'll all pretend this never happened. Count the times Keith says to Craig "What do we do?" What do you mean by "we" White man? Nice distraction Craig! It certainly never would of happened on Letterman! Now let us all imagine for a nanosecond if George W. Bush had made that comment. Good! You can all focus on Bush Hate now that your tanks have been re-filled. Still focusing? Good! Now think of all the times Bush was...
  • Special Olympics Champ to Barack: Bring it On! (with video)

    03/20/2009 10:57:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies · 1,066+ views
    tmz.com ^ | March 20, 2009 | TMZ Staff
    A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt. Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266. Play VideoKolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat...
  • Special Olympics Champ to Barack: Bring it On!

    03/20/2009 10:57:48 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 17 replies · 632+ views
    A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt. Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266. Kolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat me."...
  • Special Olympian Challenges Obama in bowling

    03/20/2009 9:49:08 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 67 replies · 2,417+ views
    TMZ.com ^ | 03/20/2009 | TMZ.com
    A bowling phenom in the Special Olympics has just challenged Prez Barack Obama to a White House roll-off ... and he'll probably kick Barack's butt. Kolan McConiughey, a Special Olympics competitor who has bowled three perfect 300 games, tells TMZ that the Prez has to score a lot higher than 129 to beat him. Kolan says he bowls an average of 266. Kolan -- who works at a grocery store in Ann Arbor, Mich. -- said he'd love to go to the White House to beat Barack on his own lane. Kolan said, "He's cool, but he can't beat me."...
  • Man loses tooth as bowlers brawl over etiquette

    03/20/2009 6:31:39 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 42 replies · 1,192+ views
    yahoo ^ | 19-March
    ROCKLIN, Calif. – Police said a dispute over bowling etiquette led one man to assault another with a 16-pound ball, knocking out one of the man's teeth. They said a 24-year-old man hit a man in the face with the bowling ball during a melee involving six bowlers at the Rocklin AMF Lanes. Two groups got into a fist fight about 12:40 a.m. Thursday after two bowlers approached the lane at the same time. They couldn't agree which should go first.
  • Obama Apologizes for Calling His Bad Bowling 'Like the Special Olympics'

    03/20/2009 7:55:49 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 67 replies · 1,525+ views
    ABC News ^ | 3/20/9 | JAKE TAPPER and HUMA KHAN
    His controversial joke hadn't even aired yet when President Obama got on the phone from Air Force One Thursday night to apologize for comparing his notoriously bad bowling skills to the Special Olympics. "He expressed his disappointment and he apologized, I think in a way that was very moving," Tim Shriver, the chairman of the Special Olympics board, told "Good Morning America" today. "He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population, certainly didn't want to embarrass or give anybody any more reason for pain or just suffering I would say," said Shriver, who received the call from...
  • OnTheBall The Dream Lives On (Obama Bowling Ball)

    03/20/2009 7:42:58 AM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 5 replies · 406+ views
    Exciting New Custom Ball Technology is Now Available! THESE BALLS ARE MADE AS ORDERED AND ARE SHIPPED FROM THE MANUFACTURER DIRECTLY. ONLY ORDER THESE BALLS BY THEMSELVES OR WITH OTHER ONTHEBALL CUSTOM PRODUCTS ONLY. PLEASE ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 2-3 WEEKS BEFORE SHIPPING AND SELECT GROUND SHIPPING ONLY IF WITHIN THE U.S. IF YOU ARE ORDERING FROM OUTSIDE OF THE U.S., ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL WEEK BEFORE SHIPPING. These Fun rolling bowling balls are made for picking up spares or for rolling straight for the recreational Bowler. They are also great for display!
  • President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: 'It's Like the Special Olympics'

    03/19/2009 7:06:51 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 386 replies · 16,812+ views
    ABC ^ | March 19, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    The first appearance by a sitting president on "The Tonight Show" may well end up being the last. President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled. Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley. He bowled a 129, the president said. "That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically. It's "like the Special Olympics or something," the president said. When asked about the remark,...
  • Here, Obama, you jerk -- here are photos of real Special Olympics bowlers

    03/19/2009 9:38:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 154 replies · 4,552+ views
    <p>By now, people are becoming aware of Barack Obama's bowling comment on Jay Leno. He compared his 129 to Special Olympics. How sensitive of our Kenyan president.</p> <p>As some of you might recall, Obama bowled a 37 during the campaign. I put up a post that showed the averages of little Bantam bowlers. Even 6-year-old girls could beat him.</p>
  • Ruth Anne Leroy won a gold medal in bowling: 237

    03/19/2009 6:43:07 PM PDT · by Globalist Goon · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Ruth Anne Leroy won a gold medal in bowling with her three game score of 237. Leroy won a 4th place ribbon for her double game with teammate Rachel Register and a 7th place ribbon in mixed team bowling. Rachael Register won a fourth place ribbon for her three games individual bowling score of 212. Register also won a 4th place ribbon in doubles and a 7th place ribbon her team bowling. Richard Robinson won two silver medals in doubles bowling with partner Howard Joyner for their combined score of 632. Robinson won a silver medal for his three game...
  • Obama compares his bowling to 'special olympics'

    03/19/2009 6:28:45 PM PDT · by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot · 155 replies · 6,371+ views
    youtube ^ | 3-19-09 | LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
    Serious Obama gaffe on Leno.
  • Bowler knocks down two 300 games ( Colorado )

    03/10/2009 10:48:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies · 1,336+ views
    The Daily Record ^ | 3/7/2009 | Charlotte Burrous
    FLORENCE — Bowling a 300 game is a once in a lifetime dream. But for Penrose resident Ector Rodriguez, he managed to bowl two 300 games in about a month at Fremont Lanes. “In order to get recognition for a 300 game, you have to do it on a sanctioned league,” said Rodriguez, who is a member of Fremont Lanes team. On Jan. 14, he bowled a 300 game then repeated it Feb. 15. Rodriguez said he threw the ball along the center board and managed to make strikes throughout the game. Then in the 12th game, “I missed my...
  • President George W Bush Turkey Bowling

    01/06/2009 9:09:32 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 302+ views
    you tube ^ | 7-June-08 | turkeybowler
    President Bush appears at 1:20 of video.
  • Obama can't shake the bowling jokes

    12/30/2008 7:51:59 AM PST · by george76 · 53 replies · 1,946+ views
    AP ^ | Dec 30 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    On the golf course Monday, a woman waiting at the 18th green reminded Obama of his disastrous bowling during the presidential campaign. It was an unwelcome reminder for Obama, whose golf game during a 12-day vacation has been just as troublesome. "That was pretty good, right?" Obama said to cheers as he finished a round of golf near his $9 million rented vacation home near Honolulu. The woman sitting on a nearby wall shouted, "Better than your bowling."
  • President-Elect Obama to keep White House [Bowling] Lane open (Pimp My Alley!)

    12/21/2008 11:53:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Killeen Daily Herald ^ | December 19, 2008 | Don Wright
    Acccording to the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), the bowling industry has offered to help President-Elect Obama "strike" change at the White House lane. As the soon-to-be 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama has promised to bring change to Capitol Hill and the nation – from taxation and healthcare reform to the potential replacement of the White House bowling lane with a basketball court! Fortunately, to the delight of the bowling industry and the more than 67.2 million bowlers throughout the nation, the president-elect flexed his diplomatic skills by deciding to add basketball hoops while still...
  • The Presidential Pickup Game

    12/19/2008 10:43:36 PM PST · by Westlander · 4 replies · 508+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12-19-2008 | Amy Chozick
    Sharp elbows are already flying in the Obama camp. With Barack Obama the first avid basketball player to be elected president, political appointees, college coaches and NBA officials are all angling to get in on the game.
  • YouTube - Barack Obama Bowling for Votes (do you want a sissy president who bowls a 37?)

    08/31/2008 10:26:05 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 46 replies · 534+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8-31-08
    WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE....WHAT A PANSY NOTE: The real score was 37. This is not the real score sheet, but rather, a representation of what the score sheet would have looked like. Even little tiny Bantam League girls do better than this. Oh, yeah, he has Ahmadinnerjacket and the rest of our enemies really trembling, huh? Unless he is blind and physically disabled, how is it possible for a grown man to bowl 37?
  • Blind bowler scores a perfect game!

    05/09/2008 9:05:25 AM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 16 replies · 197+ views
    KCCI Des Moines ^ | May 8, 3008 | Staff
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- A blind Iowa man scored a perfect 300 game at the Century Lanes bowling alley on Saturday, The Storm Lake Times reported. The Times said Dale Davis, 78, of Alta, called the game "quite a thrill." He rolled 12 back-to-back strikes, the first-ever perfect game at the Century Lanes, The Times reported. Excitement throughout the building grew as the crowd watched Davis roll ball after ball down the lanes. "When I got to the tenth frame, I said ‘Lord, let me throw three more good balls,’ Davis told The Times. Davis had given up his passion...
  • Obama: No sprout-eating Volvo-driver

    05/09/2008 5:58:11 AM PDT · by chickadee · 62 replies · 121+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Mark Silva
    " I was raised by small town folks from Kansas. With Midwestern values. Honesty and hard work and responsibility. And so this notion, somehow, that I'm some sprout-eating, Volvo driving person, when you know, of all the candidates remaining in this race - I probably-- came from-- the toughest circumstances,'' he said. "Not overly tough, I don't want to overstate. But some tough circumstances-- without a father in the house. And you know, raised by people who, you know, come straight out of Central Casting of small Midwestern towns. I think it just doesn't match up with who I...
  • I was on CNN apparently

    04/04/2008 11:58:58 AM PDT · by smith288 · 16 replies · 63+ views
    CNN/Youtube ^ | 4-4-2008 | smith288
    I was apparently on CNN when they did a report of Obama's recent bowling trials. When they featured the Youtube clip with comments, they zoomed in on mine.
  • Hillary challenges Barack to a bowl-off!

    04/01/2008 1:02:56 PM PDT · by moderatewolverine · 27 replies · 45+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | April 1, 2008 | MSNBC
    Classic.
  • CAPTION Bowling Barack ! !

    03/30/2008 5:46:41 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 92 replies · 2,723+ views
  • Barack Bowl (Obama is physically too weak to bowl and he wants to be our President?)

    03/30/2008 1:15:00 PM PDT · by jdm · 64 replies · 2,653+ views
    NYT via Hot Air ^ | March 30, 2008 | by Michael Powell
    ** EXCERPT ** ALTOONA, Pa. — Barack Obama spent Saturday evening in a close encounter with the fierce urgency of a gutter ball. In search of game, a friendly crowd and really good photo ops, Senator Barack Obama and Senator Robert Casey rolled into Pleasant Valley Lanes here to cheers from patrons, report our faithful press pool reporters. Several bowlers ready to bite into French fries lathered with ketchup and American cheese—it’s a Pennsylvania thing; you wouldn’t understand — stopped mid-munch, put down their beers and watched a presidential candidate walk into their midst. ~snip~ Roxanne Hart, a 43-year-old gal...
  • Ohio bowler rolls perfect 900 series

    02/14/2006 4:01:19 PM PST · by wjersey · 13 replies · 317+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 2/14/2006 | AP staff
    FAIRFIELD, Ohio Lonnie Billiter Jr. didn't mind being the center of attention at Fairfield Lanes. It's not every day that people get a chance to see bowling perfection. Billiter, 24, of Colerain Township, rolled three consecutive 300 games Monday night to achieve a perfect 900 series sanctioned by the United States Bowling Congress. According to the group's online record book, Billiter is just the eighth bowler to achieve the feat and first since Darren Pomije, of New Prague, Minn., on Dec. 9, 2004. The Web site's records were last updated Nov. 20, 2005. By the time Billiter reached the sixth...