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2012-09-27 03:13:12 AM
No lady, that guy IS Jesus Christ. The problem is he THINKS he's Jack NIcklaus.
 
2012-09-27 04:37:14 AM
This will surely get a part of the youth/minority/female vote.
 
2012-09-27 06:18:18 AM
Cause when you are a wealthy, entitled sociopath, you want an old golfer to endorse you...
 
2012-09-27 06:22:44 AM
Was he too broke to afford Tiger?
 
2012-09-27 06:24:42 AM
I liked him in Batman, but Mars Attacks sucked.
 
2012-09-27 06:28:34 AM
Nicklaus, 72, sometimes called the Golden Bear by his fans, said he likes Romney because of his free-market views.

"I didn't lean on someone else in tough times," he said of his golf game. "And when I won, I certainly didn't apologize for my success."


Of course if there wasn't a sactioning body such as the PGA whose credibility had been etched in stone by players such as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, nobody would have heard of or gave a damn how good Jack could hit a ball in the little hole. He would just be another local country club/municipal golf course legend most people never heard of.

See Jack, just like with this country, your success was dependent on others laying a foundation for you to use your skills to exploit. The same goes for the government regarding education and infrastructure. I don't consider humility in appreciating this as any sort of "apology" for success, but rather a display of class and character.
 
2012-09-27 06:29:31 AM
FTFA: "We trust our internal polls," Rich Beeson, Romney's political director, told reporters on Romney's campaign plane. "I don't make any campaign decisions based on what I read in the Washington Post."

This just in: Romney's staff is composed of idiots.

/your own polls will always be biased towards you
//I go more based on my opponent's polls than based on mine
///but I'm just running a local campaign
 
2012-09-27 06:31:45 AM
He probably should have hired this guy for the job. Might helped in those "key" demographics.
i759.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-27 06:32:37 AM

Hector Remarkable: I liked him in Batman, but Mars Attacks sucked.


You watch your mouth!
 
2012-09-27 06:33:29 AM
Free market views? Does that have anything at all to do with buying companies to dismantle them for guaranteed profit?
 
2012-09-27 06:39:33 AM
This should help him with swing voters.
 
2012-09-27 06:42:04 AM
What, is Romney going to kiss his balls for good luck?
 
2012-09-27 06:43:48 AM
At least if people are stupid enough to elect this boob, I know my job can't be outsourced to China.
However, if you are having any crown or bridgework done (or even dentures), see where your impressions are being sent. Some dentists are sending their lab work to China for fabrication. Just FYI.
 
2012-09-27 06:45:38 AM
The election is less than 6 weeks away, the numbers for Romney continue to get worse and worse, yet he has learned nothing and continues to make the same mistakes.
 
2012-09-27 06:47:14 AM
Cuz people who look like this really need to be persuaded to vote Republican.

www.golfdigest.com
 
2012-09-27 06:59:13 AM

unlikely: No lady, that guy IS Jesus Christ. The problem is he THINKS he's Jack NIcklaus.


That's a pretty funny one, alright.
 
2012-09-27 07:10:27 AM
So he locked in the golf vote. And now he really, really locked in the golf vote. Time to move on perhaps?
 
2012-09-27 07:16:10 AM
I read until he said he "didn't lean on someone else." I call bullshiat. At his age, if you didn't have means you HAD to lean on someone else at some time or another. How can these people forget where the hell they came from? I have never been a fan of the game, but he always seemed like a really sincere fellow. Now I hear this crap coming out of his mouth.

Disappointing, very disappointing.
 
2012-09-27 07:16:11 AM
I cannot believe a man who owns private golf courses would support the Republican party...
 
2012-09-27 07:32:57 AM
Shoring up the old, rich, white guy vote?

*rolls eyes*
 
2012-09-27 07:44:14 AM

Alphax: Free market views? Does that have anything at all to do with buying companies to dismantle them for guaranteed profit?


Actually, the real irony is that at the same rally, Romney was using highly protectionist language to describe his proposed approach to dealing with China. Free market views?
 
2012-09-27 07:57:01 AM
There is a reason why Nickleson plays 'insanity roles' well.

The truth? YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH! Right back at ya, Nick.
 
2012-09-27 08:06:56 AM

heavymetal: "I didn't lean on someone else in tough times,"


So you went homeless. Jack? Or were times never so tough that you never had to worry about whether to put food in your mouth or sell your home? 

/Of course, when he says he didn't "lean on" anyone, he means someone he "didn't know". His family? He prolly mooched off of them plenty before he hit it big as a golfer.
 
2012-09-27 08:14:38 AM
Quick, there are less than 6 weeks left! Can Romney secure the yachting, fencing, croquet, and polo voting blocs?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-09-27 08:34:27 AM
Lots of people formerly thought of heroes showing their idiot streak this election....
 
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2012-09-27 08:40:22 AM
obama = empty chair

rmoney = empty suit
 
2012-09-27 08:46:09 AM

IlGreven: heavymetal: "I didn't lean on someone else in tough times,"

So you went homeless. Jack? Or were times never so tough that you never had to worry about whether to put food in your mouth or sell your home? 

/Of course, when he says he didn't "lean on" anyone, he means someone he "didn't know". His family? He prolly mooched off of them plenty before he hit it big as a golfer.


Just looked at his Wiki page. His dad was a pharmacist and he grew up in one of the richest suburbs of Columbus OH, and was coached by a famous golf pro at a high class country club.

Of course he's a Republican, he was born into money.
 
2012-09-27 08:46:50 AM
Isn't this the same guy who said Tiger Woods wouldn't truly find happiness in his life until he got married and had kids? How'd that end up turning out?
 
2012-09-27 08:56:22 AM
N-n-n-No, chair, I will NOT tell Romney to sink balls deep into your hole.

/or something
 
2012-09-27 08:59:12 AM

PandaPorn: So he locked in the golf vote. And now he really, really locked in the golf vote. Time to move on perhaps?


He's locked in the country club vote, but this golfer is voting for Obama.
 
2012-09-27 09:04:02 AM
A rich old white guy who has never had a real job supports Romney? That's shocking.
 
2012-09-27 09:10:41 AM

EyeballKid: Quick, there are less than 6 weeks left! Can Romney secure the yachting, fencing, croquet, and polo voting blocs?


Well, we know he has the dancing-horse voting bloc nailed down.
 
2012-09-27 09:28:19 AM

jaytkay: Cuz people who look like this really need to be persuaded to vote Republican.

[www.golfdigest.com image 300x373]


He's going after their wives, who are still enraged that Hillary isn't on the ticket.
 
2012-09-27 09:33:10 AM
Breaking News! Old Rich White Guy supports Romney!
 
2012-09-27 09:36:22 AM
Clint Eastwood and now Jack Nicklaus? The Republicans continue to show that they are able to bring out high profile celebrities that will turn out the youth vote.

/Keep doing what you're doing, Mitt!
//I seriously thought Nicklaus was dead
///Slash
 
2012-09-27 09:38:03 AM
How good a golfer could he have been if he drank his lemonade and his iced tea separately?
 
2012-09-27 09:49:59 AM

Wittenberg Dropout: Was he too broke to afford Tiger?


Couldn't get him enough whores.
 
2012-09-27 09:53:49 AM

MysticSavage: Wittenberg Dropout: Was he too broke to afford Tiger?

Couldn't get him enough whores.


Hey! Hey! Hey! They're called "sister wives" around here!
 
2012-09-27 10:08:47 AM

LazarusLong42: IlGreven: heavymetal: "I didn't lean on someone else in tough times,"

So you went homeless. Jack? Or were times never so tough that you never had to worry about whether to put food in your mouth or sell your home? 

/Of course, when he says he didn't "lean on" anyone, he means someone he "didn't know". His family? He prolly mooched off of them plenty before he hit it big as a golfer.

Just looked at his Wiki page. His dad was a pharmacist and he grew up in one of the richest suburbs of Columbus OH, and was coached by a famous golf pro at a high class country club.

Of course he's a Republican, he was born into money.


There's a profession which doesn't rely on a government support of education, research, and regulation infrastructure.

/ Sarcasm
 
2012-09-27 10:16:06 AM
Just the type of person you want to stump for a Presidential candidate to make him look more appealing to the middle class... a rich white old golfer.

/Elihu Smails approves.
 
2012-09-27 10:28:57 AM
heavymetal:

of course if there wasn't a sactioning body such as the PGA whose credibility had been etched in stone by players such as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, nobody would have heard of or gave a damn how good Jack could hit a ball in the little hole. He would just be another local country club/municipal golf course legend most people never heard of.

See Jack, just like with this country, your success was dependent on others laying a foundation for you to use your skills to exploit. The same goes for the government regarding education and infrastructure. I don't consider humility in appreciating this as any sort of "apology" for success, but rather a display of class and character.


As a business owner and taxpayer, dont I already pay for the infrastructure and education with my current taxes? By taking a chance on a business and actually employing people, dont I create more tax money for the infrastructure that wouldnt exist otherwise? I pay school taxes and I dont have any kids-I would consider this above and beyond my commitment.
Obama was asking for more...due to the perception that business owners are somehow not paying their fair share. Maybe some aren't but he made a silly, all-encompassing sweep to include every owner of a business. The fact the administration backpedaled on it acknowledges the mistake in wording.
 
2012-09-27 10:30:53 AM

torr5962: As a business owner and taxpayer, dont I already pay for the infrastructure and education with my current taxes? By taking a chance on a business and actually employing people, dont I create more tax money for the infrastructure that wouldnt exist otherwise? I pay school taxes and I dont have any kids-I would consider this above and beyond my commitment.
Obama was asking for more...due to the perception that business owners are somehow not paying their fair share. Maybe some aren't but he made a silly, all-encompassing sweep to include every owner of a business. The fact the administration backpedaled on it acknowledges the mistake in wording.


Are all "job creators" such thin-skinned pussies? Did you make yourself throw up in the bathroom stall between 3rd and 4th period, and then blog about it when you got home?
 
2012-09-27 10:31:40 AM

ItchyMcDoogle: Hector Remarkable: I liked him in Batman, but Mars Attacks sucked.

You watch your mouth!


forget it.... it's chinatown
 
2012-09-27 10:35:10 AM

torr5962: As a business owner and taxpayer, dont I already pay for the infrastructure and education with my current taxes? By taking a chance on a business and actually employing people, dont I create more tax money for the infrastructure that wouldnt exist otherwise? I pay school taxes and I dont have any kids-I would consider this above and beyond my commitment.
Obama was asking for more...due to the perception that business owners are somehow not paying their fair share. Maybe some aren't but he made a silly, all-encompassing sweep to include every owner of a business. The fact the administration backpedaled on it acknowledges the mistake in wording.


How do you feel about Romney's all encompassing sweep of 47% of the American people ?
 
2012-09-27 10:49:14 AM
Philip Francis Queeg
How do you feel about Romney's all encompassing sweep of 47% of the American people ?

Also very poorly worded, as well as incorrect.
 
2012-09-27 11:00:35 AM
This will make Tiger beating Jack's records all the more sweet.
 
2012-09-27 11:02:29 AM

torr5962: heavymetal:

of course if there wasn't a sactioning body such as the PGA whose credibility had been etched in stone by players such as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, nobody would have heard of or gave a damn how good Jack could hit a ball in the little hole. He would just be another local country club/municipal golf course legend most people never heard of.

See Jack, just like with this country, your success was dependent on others laying a foundation for you to use your skills to exploit. The same goes for the government regarding education and infrastructure. I don't consider humility in appreciating this as any sort of "apology" for success, but rather a display of class and character.

As a business owner and taxpayer, dont I already pay for the infrastructure and education with my current taxes? By taking a chance on a business and actually employing people, dont I create more tax money for the infrastructure that wouldnt exist otherwise? I pay school taxes and I dont have any kids-I would consider this above and beyond my commitment.
Obama was asking for more...due to the perception that business owners are somehow not paying their fair share. Maybe some aren't but he made a silly, all-encompassing sweep to include every owner of a business. The fact the administration backpedaled on it acknowledges the mistake in wording.


You didn't pay for them when you used them to build a profitable business, you exploited them. It was paid for by those who came beofre you. Now that your business is profitable, you are the one "giving back" to society and helping lay the foundation for the next generation. I do not have a problem with this, and am not nor was President Obama speaking of those who realize this and do their part. I support policies which promote this unwritten "social contract" we have created as a society between business, labor, and government. I am speaking and I am sure of President Obama also of those who claim they never had "any help" and use it as an excuse to support policies so they don't have to "give back" in laying that foundation for the next generation.

Breaking this social contract is what perpetuates the cycle of poverty in the U.S. and not social programs in my opinion.
 
2012-09-27 11:32:01 AM

heavymetal: Nicklaus, 72, sometimes called the Golden Bear by his fans, said he likes Romney because of his free-market views.

"I didn't lean on someone else in tough times," he said of his golf game. "And when I won, I certainly didn't apologize for my success."


Of course if there wasn't a sactioning body such as the PGA whose credibility had been etched in stone by players such as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, nobody would have heard of or gave a damn how good Jack could hit a ball in the little hole. He would just be another local country club/municipal golf course legend most people never heard of.

See Jack, just like with this country, your success was dependent on others laying a foundation for you to use your skills to exploit. The same goes for the government regarding education and infrastructure. I don't consider humility in appreciating this as any sort of "apology" for success, but rather a display of class and character.


I agree to an extent, yeah he needed a foundation in which to showcase his skill but he also needed to step up and showcase his skill. There is a level in which help is useless. You have to perform. There are thousands of people that have been hand fed way more than Jack and they are people you have never heard of. If you want it, you go get it.
 
2012-09-27 11:44:51 AM
heavymeta
lYou didn't pay for them when you used them to build a profitable business, you exploited them. It was paid for by those who came beofre you. Now that your business is profitable, you are the one "giving back" to society and helping lay the foundation for the next generation. I do not have a problem with this, and am not nor was President Obama speaking of those who realize this and do their part. I support policies which promote this unwritten "social contract" we have created as a society between business, labor, and government. I am speaking and I am sure of President Obama also of those who claim they never had "any help" and use it as an excuse to support policies so they don't have to "give back" in laying that foundation for the next generation.

Breaking this social contract is what perpetuates the cycle of poverty in the U.S. and not social programs in my opinion.


It would be a tremendous stretch to assume that the business my wife and I started "exploited" anyone or anything. Even before the business was profitable, taxes were still paid.
You're saying Obama was referring to those small business owners who were denying their social contract and not paying any taxes, therefore exploiting the system?
If you are correct, I would offer that that is a small segment of small business owners. Small business-the dry cleaning, the Rita's water ice, the car wash, the franchise of (fill in the blank), the neighborhood deli, the local UPS store, etc...they have taxes to pay for payroll, wages, etc. That is fulfilling their "social contract". The more places that open, the more people can be employed. This should be the goal of every community-open business and employ people. Obama seemed to be saying that small business owners are not paying enough; which is anecdotal and ignores the ones who do pay enough-in fact we pay a lot. And we do a huge service in the community by employing 27 people-let alone the charity functions we donate to and families we sponsor for clothes food and gifts during the holidays.

Economically speaking, empirical stats have shown that putting people to work is better for the community than giving people charity. Conversely, it can be theorized that when social welfare programs are not tied to working or job training (ANY job training) that this increases the lower classes because its easier to take gov't money than to work in 10 dollar per hour job.

Speaking of social contracts, your point reminds me of something....

I saw a guy yesterday-down on his luck looking guy-who, while I was getting gas, asked if he could wash my windows. The owner of the gas station looked on implying that he worked in some capacity for the station (unpaid, but allowed to work for tips). I gladly allowed him to wash my windows and I gave him 3 dollars. Now this is an example that this particular person, from the look of him, would most likely not be able to work anywhere else because of some ailment (he had about 3 teeth and was over 300lbs) but he was working, and I felt it my obligation to provide him money for performing this service. The owner of the station allowed him to wash the windows on his property and ask for tips. Is the worker or the owner paying taxes for the hiring or the working? I would guess probably not....but I am the consumer and Im glad he's doing my windows (a service that has all but disappeared) and I also partly help to put money in this guys pocket so he can use it at another business.
This type of thing goes on all the time in working and poor neighborhoods.
 
2012-09-27 11:50:17 AM

torr5962: Obama seemed to be saying that small business owners are not paying enough; which is anecdotal and ignores the ones who do pay enough-in fact we pay a lot. And we do a huge service in the community by employing 27 people-let alone the charity functions we donate to and families we sponsor for clothes food and gifts during the holidays.


And where, where I ask, is your golden idol, for all of this selfless work you do? I mean, really! The nerve of that ungrateful, arrogant...uppity?
 
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