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  • Obama Stands Alone: Even The Media Are Baffled By His Deepening Isolation

    08/22/2014 4:33:20 AM PDT · by blam · 90 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-27-2014 | Howard Kurtz
    By Howard Kurtz August 22, 2014 FoxNews.com President Obama has few remaining friends—either in his own party or in the media. That’s the unmistakable conclusion of two pieces this week in the New York Times. Just about everyone, it seems, is down on his single, solitary nature. I’ve been saying for a year now that the president’s liberal media allies have soured on him. It started with the ObamaCare debacle and continued through his seeming passivity or slow reaction time in the wake of the VA scandal, the Bowe Bergdahl mess, the military collapse in Iraq and so on. At...
  • Obama’s awful statement about James Foley was even worse than I predicted

    08/21/2014 11:34:06 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 10 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 8-21-2014 | Bookworm
    In my post about James Foley’s execution at ISIS’s hands, I made some predictions about Obama’s eventual statement. Let’s see how my prediction matches with reality. First, my prediction: Obama will eventually issue a bland, fairly affect-free statement, either through a spokesman or through a brief appearance on the White House lawn (no questions from the press, please). In an anodyne tone, he’ll say how sad he and the American people are at the news. He’ll promise to issue strongly worded condemnations of the killers. He’ll assure us that the killers are aberrant and have nothing to do with the...
  • Scarborough Defends Golfing Obama: Sends Tough 'Screw You' Message To Terrorists

    08/21/2014 6:13:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has developed a novel defense of President Obama's decision to continue golfing while ISIS continues its murderous rampage across the Middle East, including its recent beheading of American James Foley. On today's Morning Joe Scarborough claimed that Obama's golf sends a tough, "screw you" message to the terrorists. Can anyone watch the photos of President Obama joking around with his buddies on the course and think this reflects anything other than a checked-out Commander-in-Chief? Does Scarborough really think that watching Obama hack his way around the links sends a shiver down the spine of ISIS terrorists as they...
  • Somebody’s Jumped the Shark.

    08/21/2014 5:57:19 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-21-2014 | MOTUS
    Uh oh! Somebody’s jumped the shark, I’m just not sure who.Was it the New York Times, leading with this headline, raw and uncut:h/t Faustaoutraged…on course.Naturally that version was quickly taken down and replaced with the new editor’s new version: “Yeah, yeah, I’ve got it…Appalled…and continuing Air Strikes.” “Ok, air strikes. I’ve got it: E=Co2. Cue the carbon credits.”So can we just stop all this GOP carping about Big Guy’s vacation? He’s working all the time. His schedule is the same whether on the Vineyards or back in Washington: golf, showboating (aka “photo ops”), golf, 5 hour gourmet dinners, concerts, parties -...
  • Obama scolds ISIS terrorists for decapitating American journalist, then returns to golf game

    08/20/2014 7:11:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2014 | Sophia RosenBaum
    Obama blasts terrorists, returns to golf President Barack Obama got down to business Wednesday afternoon, flooring it to the golf course after giving a speedy statement on the beheading of an American journalist and a threat from ISIS to spill more blood. Obama sported a grin the size of Mount Rushmore as he sat behind the wheel of a golf cart in Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s currently vacationing. Donning casual khakis and a white Nike polo, the president enjoyed laughs, and even a fist pound, with ex-NBAer Alonzo Mourning and businessmen Glenn Hutchins and Cyrus Walker. The president didn’t mention...
  • President Obama’s Motorcade Heads To Golf Course Following Foley Statement

    08/20/2014 10:49:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 8/20/2014 | Andrew Kaczynski
    After delivering an ardent statement on the execution of James Foley by ISIS militants, President Obama’s motorcade returned to the golf course on Martha’s Vineyard. “The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did. “Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.” According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning‎, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy...
  • Morning Update: Two-Stars No Shows (Rush)

    08/19/2014 9:18:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8-19-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Almost two weeks ago, the Washington Post ran a story with this headline: “Obama’s Silence on Death of Major General Harold Greene Comes Under Fire.” General Greene, a two-star general, was killed during an ambush in Kabul, Afghanistan that wounded at least 15 others. He was the highest-ranking American military officer killed in a war zone since Vietnam. The Washington Post put it this way: “The shooting has been met with silence from another member of Greene’s chain of command: President Obama. The commander-in-chief has said nothing about the incident, leaving it to the Defense Department and his own press...
  • Call Obama’s mysterious mid-holiday return to D.C. ‘Skulk Sunday’

    08/17/2014 7:05:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/14 | Judi McLeod
    A riderless horse, with boots reversed in the stirrups, has become the indelible symbol for life under the heartless regime of Barack Hussein Obama Sometime today the 53-year-old playboy president of the United States will be heading back to D.C. for a mission which the mainstream media describes as “mysterious”. No one seem to know why he’s temporarily back in town for two days mid-holiday, and Barack Hussein Obama isn’t saying. In the face of the open fact that transparency is a broken Obama administration promise, today should go down as ‘Skulk Sunday’. Even as surrealistic as the BHO administration...
  • Obama’s vacations and golf outings, by the numbers

    08/15/2014 1:24:33 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | august 13, 2014 | oliver knox
     As of August 12, 2014, Obama has taken 20 "vacations" lasting 2 to 15 days. He has spent all or part of 129 days on “vacation.” And the president has made 33 visits to the official Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland, totaling all or part of 84 days. (Knoller does not count Camp David trips as “vacation.”) Obama’s morning round of golf on Tuesday brought his total since January 2009 to 186, with 22 of them on Martha’s Vineyard. At this point in George W. Bush’s presidency, he had taken 58 trips to his Prairie Chapel ranch near Crawford,...
  • Obama’s one achievement — outgolfing Tiger Woods

    08/14/2014 9:04:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    As Barack “Eldrick” Obama approaches his 200th round of golf since his election as president, here’s a fact to put that into perspective: Since January 2009, Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. And Tiger, beleaguered by injury, is almost certainly done for the year. So that means the president, if he keeps up with his pace of play during his 15-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard (a round a day) and his normal weekly round, will pass Tiger sometime next spring. Think about that for a minute. The president of the U.S., juggling the American economy and the entire...
  • Obama briefed on Ferguson as protests, police clash

    08/14/2014 6:48:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 8/14/14
    .... Obama was briefed Wednesday night on the intensifying situation in a St. Louis suburb where protesters continue to clash with police in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager....
  • Golfers frisked as Obama unexpectedly arrives at Martha’s Vineyard club

    08/13/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | 10:43pm | By Mara Siegler
    Regulars at the Vineyard Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard were gob-smacked when President Obama unexpectedly strolled onto a nearby green and they were immediately frisked. “There was no warning he was coming,” sniffed a guest. “There was security on the way in, but no word as to why they were there.” The member added, “While eating, overlooking the golf course, guests had to stand up and be wanded.” One asked if he could finish his hot soup first, and an Obama security man cracked, ominously, “So, you’re not cooperating?” But Obama did, “go around and shake everyone’s hand waiting on...
  • Milbank: Obama More Passionate About Playing Golf Than Pushing His Agenda

    08/13/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    President Obama is more "forceful" and "stubborn" about playing golf than he is about pushing through his policy agenda. That was Dana Milbank's take on today's Morning Joe. As Joe Scarborough described it, earlier this week the normally left-leaning Milbank enjoyed a "12-minute honeymoon" with conservatives after his Washington Post column called Obama's decision to go golfing while the world burned an example of "tone deafness" if not outright "stupid stuff." Milbank double downed on the notion today with his suggestion that the president cares more about making it to the first tee than enacting his policy positions. Milbank seemed...
  • Amerika’s Son-Of-A-Beach: Sub-Par

    08/13/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-13-2013 | MOTUS
    Boy, it’s not just Ferguson, Missouri; racism is breaking out all over the place. For example, have you seen what Dana Milbank wrote? President Obama must really be teed off.Hillary Rodham Clinton, his once-loyal secretary of state and his likeliest successor, has gone rogue, criticizing his foreign policy as too timid.Obama responded with not one but two rounds of golf. And even Jimmy Fallon is writing racist jokes now: “After spending yesterday at the beach, Obama said, “This has been fun, but I should really get back...to the golf course.” What is it with the obsession with Big Guy’s vacation?...
  • So, who's has a worse 2014 so far....Obama or Tiger Woods?

    08/12/2014 9:04:58 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 12 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    After all, Obama can still golf...apparently Woods can't.
  • Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq As Obama Golfs

    08/11/2014 8:18:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to “leave, convert or die.” They are systematically beheading children. It is a part of an unprecedented, recent effort by the ISIS to extinguish Christians from northern Iraq. In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. After the Iraq War, that number dropped to as low as 200,000....
  • War on golf: Obama is escorted by SWAT team and two snipers..(shortened)

    08/10/2014 6:45:12 PM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10 August 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    As conflict continued in Iraq, President Barack Obama waged a different kind of war during his vacation at Martha's Vineyard - on the golf course. Obama was escorted to the Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, by a huge motorcade, which included a SWAT team and two snipers who peered out of an open trunk. Sporting a United States Secret Service baseball cap, Obama seemed reasonably relaxed despite the hefty protection, laughing and chatting with his golfing buddies in between holes. Obama fled Washington for his family's familiar vacation spot yesterday for a two-week summer break.
  • Open Letter to the Pres..ent Obama

    08/10/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT · by hondact200
    August 10 ,2014 | self
    Dear Pres..ent Obama, I am writing a letter in truly wondering where I can attain to have a federal position of employment whereby I can receive the similar perks that you do. Never ending endeavours in Golf Outings. Never ending vacations. Never ending campaigning for whatever suits the fancy of the liberal - progressive agenda. Yet receive a three figure salary and never do anything that signifies work. I am truly concerned that you Mr. President are not concerned about America, But only concerned about a hedonistic lifestyle. By the way get to work and achieve something of substance once...
  • President Obama Golfs On Day 1 Of Martha’s Vineyard Vacation

    08/10/2014 11:41:32 AM PDT · by mojito · 40 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 8/9/2014 | Michael Rosenfield
    ...Shortly after arriving, the President turned up at the Farm Neck Golf Club. Wearing a baseball cap, white shirt and grey pants, Mr. Obama could be seen at one of the early holes and some onlookers tried to snap a photo on the street. “It’s so exciting to see him play golf,” said Trayce Hillman of Brockton. The presidential visit brings excitement to the island and businesses hope for a visit from the famous family.
  • Covering For Obama, ABC's Harris Falsely Claims W Played 'Fair Share of Golf' During Iraq War

    08/10/2014 6:24:14 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Fore left! Q. Is there any news professional who doesn't know that, out of respect for military families, President George W. Bush gave up golf not long after the Iraq war started? A. Yes. Dan Harris, weekend Good Morning America co-host. Harris' ignorance—or intentional disregard of the facts—was displayed during a segment today's GMA after Jonathan Karl reported that President Obama hit the links within an hour of landing at Martha's Vineyard and just hours after making a statement about US attacks on ISIS forces. After Karl said that Woodrow Wilson, in office during WWI, had played more golf than...
  • Golfer rips pants, needs three more pairs to finish first round of PGA Championship

    08/08/2014 7:18:07 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 8-8-14 | Pat Forde
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The pertinent statistics from Chris Wood's first-round 66 at the PGA Championship: Five birdies, no bogeys, four pairs of pants. Yes, four pairs of pants. The Englishman had a round to remember for all the right and wrong reasons. On the 11th green at Valhalla Golf Club Thursday – his second hole of the day – Wood bent down to read a putt and felt the seam of his gray trousers rip straight down the seat. And not a small rip. "Quite a big hole," he said. Wood steadied himself long enough to make the putt, then...
  • Obama Says Americans Don't Want Him 'Twiddling My Thumbs'

    08/06/2014 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 6, 2014 | KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, CHRISTI PARSON
    Obama Says Americans Don't Want Him 'Twiddling My Thumbs' Obama news conference By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, CHRISTI PARSONS Americans don't want Obama 'twiddling my thumbs,' president says Obama defends his use of executive power despite GOP threats to sue him Despite Republican charges that he has abused his authority, President Obama said Wednesday he won’t dial back his use of executive power to advance his political agenda without help from Congress. The American public doesn’t want him sitting around “twiddling my thumbs,” Obama said in a wide-ranging news conference. He reiterated his plans to order executive actions on immigration, and said...
  • President Obama's New Poll Numbers Eerily Similar To Bush's Before 2006 Wipeout

    08/07/2014 4:39:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    The recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll surely doesn’t bode well for the Obama administration, which promised hope and change on a platter back in 2008. Seventy-one percent of Americans feels that the country is going in the wrong direction. President Obama’s job approval has dropped to 40 percent–and only 42 percent approve of how he’s handling the economy. Approval on foreign policy, an area where this administration polled somewhat strongly, fell to 36 percent among Americans. Regarding the economy, Carol Lee of the Wall Street Journal said earlier this morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that “there’s a total...
  • Tiger Woods paid Anthony Galea $76K for 14 visits, new book says

    08/04/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Golf ^ | July 08, 2014 | Pete Madden
    A new book about New York Yankees' third baseman Alex Rodriguez's use of performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career includes revelations about another sports superstar: Tiger Woods. Released Tuesday, Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era, co-authored by Tim Elfrink of the Miami New Times and Gus-Garcia Roberts of Newsday, claims that the Canadian sports doctor Anthony Galea who treated Rodriguez also visited Woods 14 times between January and August 2009 and charged Woods a total of $76,012 as he recovered from knee surgery following his 2008 U.S. Open victory. Previous reports had identified only...
  • The More President Obama Plays Golf, The More Conservatives Should Loudly Cheer Him On

    08/04/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/04/2014 | John Tamny
    “If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.” – Calvin Coolidge A recent report in the New York Post revealed that since his 2012 re-election, President Obama has attended 75 fundraisers, and played golf 81 times. Conservative media have predictably made a lot of noise about the doings of our alleged “duffer” and “fundraiser-in-chief,” suggesting that Obama dithers as the domestic and global situation deteriorates. More realistically, true conservatives should rejoice our golf and fundraising obsessed President, all the while hoping that future presidents...
  • Tiger Woods withdraws from Bridgestone Invitational

    08/03/2014 10:54:46 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    cbs sports ^ | 8-3-14 | Kyle Porter
    Tiger Woods withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational during his fourth round on Sunday with an apparently bad back. Woods hit his drive on the 9th hole and then walked off the course.
  • Dustin Johnson banned 6 months [PGA Tour]

    08/01/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 38 replies
    espn ^ | 8-1-14 | n/a
    The PGA Tour has suspended Dustin Johnson for six months after he tested positive for cocaine, according to a report on Golf.com. Citing a source, Golf.com reported that Johnson has failed three drug tests -- two for cocaine (in 2014 and 2012) and one for marijuana (2009). Johnson, 30, was suspended for the 2012 failed test, Golf.com reported, but that suspension was never made public. Under its guidelines, the PGA Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs. Johnson announced Thursday that he was taking a leave of absence from competition,...
  • Has Obama 'checked out' early? Critics point to 81 rounds of golf, mansion hunting in 2nd term

    07/28/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 59 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, New York ^ | on July 28, 2014 at 11:11 AM | By Ben Axelson | baxelson@syracuse.com
    Days spent on the links, fundraisers with celebrities and house hunting have raised questions about whether President Barack Obama has "checked out" before his term is up.... Obama has already played 81 rounds of golf in the 628 days since his 2012 re-election—as many as he played in his entire first term, according to an analysis of his schedule.... By comparison, Obama's predecessor George W. Bush only played 24 rounds of golf in the first 34 months of his presidency....Bush stopped playing golf in 2003 because he didn't want to be seen as taking the war lightly. Obama has also...
  • The Tiger Woods Era Is Over

    07/23/2014 9:20:21 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 66 replies
    business insider ^ | 7-21-14 | Jay Yarow
    Tiger Woods finished an hour and a half before eventual winner Rory McIlroy teed off. In that moment, the Tiger Woods Era of golf officially ended. Over the weekend, lead Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said, "There was a beginning of his career, middle of his career, and this is the end of his career, no question about it. Chamblee isn't the only talking head in golf who thinks the Tiger Era died this weekend. At Golf.com, a roundtable of writers all agreed. Eamon Lynch a Golf.com put it best, saying, "This point isn't even worthy of debating. It's demonstrably...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama Golfs, Fundraises During Crises Because He's 'In Over His Head'

    07/22/2014 5:56:12 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July21.2014 | TONY LEE
    Noting that Obama golfs, vacations, passes the buck and points fingers during domestic and international crises if he is not distancing himself even more from them, Palin said on Monday's Hannity on Fox News that Obama is "so far... in over his head" because he was merely a community organizer with "no executive experience" and "no resume at all" before becoming president. Speaking about the border crisis, Palin said Obama is "very disconnected to what people are going through in real life." Palin has said that Obama's lawlessness on illegal immigrant was the tipping point for her to call for...
  • McIlroy Soars With Double Eagle Finish at Open (Incompetent Sportswriter?)

    07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Allan Kelly
    A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round. SNIP But by the time he reached the 12th hole that had vanished and he was caught in a dogfight with American shot-maker Rickie Fowler, hungry to win his first major. That was when McIlroy, who had been struggling off the tee, produced his best golf of the week at Royal Liverpool. A birdie at 14 eased...
  • Obamas to spend rare weekend at Camp David retreat

    07/19/2014 10:51:35 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jul 2014 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is foregoing his usual round of weekend golf at a Washington suburban military base. Instead, he and his family are choosing what is for them a rare woodland getaway: a weekend at the presidential mountaintop retreat of Camp David. The family was leaving Friday for the isolated and heavily guarded hideaway in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. The White House said the family weekend had already been planned and that he would return to the White House on Sunday. The escape from the White House caps a fierce week of foreign policy eruptions, highlighted by a...
  • Golfer-in-Chief Hits the Links With ESPN Host Who Said ‘I Use the N-Word All Day Every Day’

    07/13/2014 11:48:33 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 11 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | July 13 2014 | Mike Miller
    On Saturday, President Obama interrupted his busy schedule of playing pool, drinking beer and jumping lines at BBQ joints to play golf an exclusive private country club in Maryland with ESPN host Michael Wilbon. Not like he has anything else to do, right? There’s nothing unusual about the president hitting the golf course – he’s done it at least a record-setting 177 times over his term. But it’s who he is playing golf with that’s interesting. As IJReview’s current Editor-at-Large Larry O’Connor reported for Breitbart in November 2013, Wilbon made the eyebrow-raising comment: “People can be upset with me if...
  • Obama plays golf with ESPN host Michael Wilbon

    07/12/2014 4:03:06 PM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    AP ^ | July 12, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is playing golf at a private club in Maryland with ESPN co-host Michael Wilbon.
  • Obama finally gets off golf course, urges Israel not to retaliate, forgets how to say 'Hamas' and

    06/30/2014 7:36:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 6/30/14 | Carl in Jeruslaem
    President Hussein Obama has left the golf course long enough to urge Israel not to retaliate against the 'Palestinians' for the murder of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel '– who held Israeli and American citizenship.' (I wonder whether Jen Psaki gave him the name). This is from the first link. US President Barack Obama expressed his condolences Monday evening to the three bereaved families: "On behalf of the American people I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of Eyal Yifrach, Gil-Ad Shaer, and Naftali Frenkel – who held Israeli and American citizenship. As a father,...
  • Obama to Visit Minnesota to Visit Ordinary Folk. Time for Golf! Help find a course.

    06/25/2014 7:17:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Nachumlist | 6/25/14 | Nachum
    President Obama heads out to Minnesoota to meet with ordinary americans and to improve his poll numbers as they sink lower than a Calypso dancers' bar.  So, while he is out pumping for his poll numbers, we here at Free Republic want to demostrate real sympathy for the President as he visits our fine citizens im Minn-is-so-cold.  Matter of fact, it can get darn boring for that globe trotting international man we have in the White House and we want to show our solidarity.   After he meets with a poor person or two from Minnesota, it is time for golf!...
  • Obama’s political bogey on the golf course

    06/25/2014 5:42:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2014 | by Dana Milbank
    On June 14, Sunni rebels threatened Baghdad after seizing much of Iraq — and President Obama fearlessly played a round at the Sunnylands Golf Course in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The next day, the militants posted pictures of their mass execution of Shiite members of Iraq’s security forces — and Obama boldly teed off again, at Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s Rancho Mirage estate. Democrats probably wish, for the sake of appearance, that Obama would devote more time to ESPN and less to golf. But if the optics of manicured greens and country clubs worry Democrats, they should consider themselves lucky he...
  • Michelle Wie wins U.S. Open

    06/22/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 61 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/22/14
    PINEHURST, N.C. -- The road Michelle Wie took to a U.S. Women's Open title was unlike any other, and suddenly insignificant. Whether this was a long time coming was the least of her cares. The biggest star in women's golf had her name on the biggest trophy.She never looked happier."Oh my God, I can't even think straight," Wie said Sunday after a two-shot victory over Stacy Lewis to claim her first major.---------snip------- The final three holes at Pinehurst No. 2 were filled with ups and downs that Wie knows as well as anyone in golf. She responded with a performance...
  • 11-year-old Lucy Li's appearance in U.S. Women's Open draws mixed reactions

    06/18/2014 6:26:23 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 12 replies
    fayobserver.com ^ | 6-17-14 | Jaclyn Shambaugh
    PINEHURST - While her caddie finished scribbling notes before she could tee off on Pinehurst No.2's 15th hole Tuesday during a practice round, Lucy Li plopped down in the shade next to the tee box. Li could have been any 11-year-old then, sitting cross-legged in the shade with her polkadot skirt, sequined-sleeved top and pigtails. But when she stood up and drilled a tee shot 150 yards to stick the ball on the par-3 hole's green, it was obvious that Li is no ordinary tween. The Red Shores, California, native is the youngest U.S. Open Women's qualifier in history, shooting...
  • Terrorists Moving Toward Baghdad And Russian Tanks Rolling Across Ukraine As

    06/18/2014 5:13:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - While al-Qaeda renegade armies were seizing Iraqi territory over the weekend and closing in on Baghdad, President Obama was jetting into Palm Springs, Calif. for 18 holes of golf. The blood-soaked, terrorist rampage across Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was drawing close enough to the Iraqi capital to force the administration to begin withdrawing some of our U.S. embassy staff there. While Obama was lining up his shot on the green, our country was in a full blown, foreign policy-national security crisis, one of many that confronts his failed presidency. Russian tanks, ordered...
  • Obama Speaks in Pittsburgh, Best Golf Courses for him there...

    06/17/2014 9:49:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Nachumlist | 6/17/14 | Nachum
    Cue up the song: Life Styles of the Rich and Famous!Our beloved fearless leader goes to Pittsburgh today to speak about the economy, or something.  So, we here at FR appreciate his difficult task he is performing for the American people.  As immigrant children flood our border, we turn yellow and run from our commitments abroad, use the IRS to attack those 'nattering nabobs of negativity' AKA Tea Baggers- er Tea Party enemies- er citizens and stonewall those bothersome Fox News inspired low down dirty Republicans on those idiotic committees, it naturally TIME FOR GOLF.  And as such, from now...
  • Barack Obama Golfs While the Middle East Burns

    06/16/2014 4:25:44 PM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Monday, June 16, 2014 | Byron York
    Last weekend Barack Obama played his 175th and 176th rounds of golf as president. He played first at Sunnylands, the famously private course on the Rancho Mirage, California estate of the late billionaire Walter Annenberg. Obama next played at Porcupine Creek, the equally private course on the nearby estate of the very-much-alive tech billionaire Larry Ellison. The White House said Obama received regular briefings on the worsening crisis in Iraq during his golf weekend. "The president directed [National Security Adviser Susan Rice] to continue to keep him apprised of the latest developments," said spokesman Josh Earnest, "as his national security...
  • Obama goes golfing during Palm Springs vacation as Iraq descends into chaos

    06/16/2014 1:25:48 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    President Barack Obama spent last weekend on the golf course and on vacation in Palm Springs, California while his National Security team took charge of monitoring the increasing unrest in Iraq, it was revealed on Monday. According to reports filed by journalists on the trip of the president's comings and goings, President Barack Obama spent Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday at exclusive resorts playing golf with White House aides. Meanwhile, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and her team were tasked with coming up with a plan to stop al Qaeda linked terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the...
  • Don't worry about Obama, he's getting in his golf this weekend

    06/16/2014 7:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/16/2014 | Michael Nadler
    With all so calm and peaceful throughout the world, it's the perfect time for Obama to kick back for a long weekend by hopping on Air Force One to Palm Springs and, with limo service provided by a Marine One chopper, attend a DNC fund raiser in Laguna Beach, speak to the graduating class of UC Irvine at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, and spend 3 hours and 40 minutes playing golf at the famous Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage.According to press reports quoted in the The Desert Sun, Obama then returned to the Coachella Valley Saturday afternoon "to presumably hang out...
  • ISIS ADVANCES – BAGHDAD AIRPORT UNDER ASSAULT (Photos)

    06/15/2014 8:07:30 PM PDT · by blueyon · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/15/14 | Jim Hoft
    ISIS TERRORISTS BEGIN ASSAULT ON BAGHDAD— Baghdad International Airport under Assault– Here’s a new image reportedly of an explosion at the Baghdad airport. The Battle for Baghdad has begun…
  • News Analysis: Obama in tough spot amid worsening Iraqi chaos

    06/15/2014 7:31:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Xinhua China News ^ | June 15, 2014 | By Matthew Rusling
    Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is in a tough spot as Islamic militants sweep across northern Iraq, overtaking two major cities as tens of thousands of Iraqi government troops reportedly abandon their posts. Fighters from the Sunni group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are reportedly beheading victims in a bid to instill fear as they sweep through the country's north, and have vowed to attack the national capital city of Baghdad. The mayhem puts Obama in a sticky position. After more than a decade of wars in the Middle East, trillions of taxpayer dollars spent and...
  • [Rickie] Fowler's [Payne Stewart] tribute months in the making

    06/14/2014 3:27:09 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 25 replies
    espn ^ | 6-12-14 | Ian O'Connor
    PINEHURST, N.C. -- Many kids in Rickie Fowler's generation just don't get it, that's what the Old Schoolers like to say, anyway. The twenty-somethings don't respect history, don't appreciate who came before them, and don't see any cause as bigger than their own daily pursuits. On the surface, Fowler can come across as the too-cool-for-school face of that perception. He has fame and fortune despite only one PGA Tour victory to his name. He wears hip clothes, appears in cute, if self-congratulatory, commercials, and plays in a faux band on YouTube with a circle of fellow pampered golfers. Oh yeah,...
  • Obamas Kick Off Long Weekend In Southland

    06/14/2014 9:51:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 44 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | Friday, June 13, 2014
    President Barack Obama is spending a long Father’s Day weekend in the desert oasis of Rancho Mirage. The president and the first lady arrived at the Palm Springs International Airport Friday night after visiting an Indian reservation earlier in the day. SNIP The Obamas are staying with White House decorator Michael Smith and his partner, U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos, at their vacation home. The president’s handlers scoped out some golf courses and gave a list to Obama just in case he wants to spend Father’s Day on the links. SNIP Obama plans to take a short flight to...
  • The Obamas Squeeze a Little "Me Time" In Between Fundraisers & Golf

    06/14/2014 5:23:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-14-2014 | MOTUS
    Note: if you live in or are visiting the Palm Springs area this weekend, be prepared for a little inconvenience: The following roads will be closed for vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 11 a.m. Friday through noon Monday for the visit of President Barack Obama and first ...Flight restrictions to follow. That’s right! The Regals have landed! For a little me time ahead of Father’s Day.Do a little speech, play a little golf Get down tonight, get down tonight Do a little speech, play a little golf Get down tonight, get down tonight H/T K.C. And The Sunshine Band  Watch...
  • Obama on way to Palm Springs for Fundraiser & Golf

    06/13/2014 6:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 41 replies
    Fox News Megyn Kelly | 6/13/14 | Me
    Per Megyn Kelly on Fox News