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(CNN)   If Fartbongo can't even win a golf game against Republicans, how can we expect him to protect us from aliens bent on intergalactic conquest 18 holes at a time?   (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com) divider line 39
    More: Silly, Golf Digest, obama, Saxby Chambliss, Bob Corker, USGA, Mark Udall, Oval Office  
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2013-05-07 08:27:28 AM
You know, it's easy to dismiss President Obama's defeat at the hands of Saxby Chambliss and Bob Corker on the golf field as mere distraction, as meaningless fodder for an increasingly vapid world driven by the incessant hunger for "content, content, content," no matter the relevance or import. But this is actually cause for concern. Think about golf as metaphor. It is far more than mere game. To succeed, one must not only have the innate skill, the talent, the sheer hunger to persevere over the course a long, grueling afternoon. One must also have the vision required to see the entire course for what it is -- not one hole, not 2 holes, not even three holes, but rather a full 18. Eighteen holes that must be conquered singly and as a whole. That takes a strategic mind, an ability to plan over the long term, an unwavering commitment to the cause. One must be able to tune out distractions, to focus on the task, to select the correct tool for the job and then deliver exactly the manner of stroke that any particular situation requires.

Not so different from politics. So what should it mean that our president does not, apparently, have these skills? Perhaps we should not be too hasty in dismissing him as a result of this defeat, but I fear that this may be yet one more in what's emerging as a pattern of such ignominy. Remember, after all, his recent and equally disastrous forway onto the basketball court -- a field upon which he previously had won great honor and distinction. Could we be witnessing the dissolution of this man? Should we interpret his athletic failings as merely the tip of an iceberg, the first signs that he is losing his hold on power? Perhaps even more than his hold on power -- perhaps his hold on himself, his grasp of reality, his mind, even. Is it possible that his wife knows of this, that she is aware of her husband's decay? Recall her recent "slip" in which she alluded to being a single mother, for example -- is there more to this story?

We cannot know the answers to these questions, of course. Our president is shrouded in secrecy, protected by men who do not permit ready access by which we might test his faculties. This, too, raises questions, but unfortunately this is all we can do now -- raise questions. But they're questions that need to be asked. They're questions that should be answered. We all love our country, and loving our country means caring about the man who inhabits its highest office. It means being concerned not just about his ability to do the job, but about him as well. About the man. Nobody wants to watch him crumble in office. Nobody wants to watch him fail. But if he's reached the point where his physical and mental breakdown is imminent, should we not do all we can to protect him? To remove him from a position where he might not only cause harm to us, to the nation, but to himself?

I think, surely, we must. Because we care, we must.
 
2013-05-07 08:50:30 AM
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2013-05-07 08:55:48 AM
The Soviets are going to have a field day with this.
 
2013-05-07 08:58:38 AM
Did anyone else first misread that headline as "reach around" or was it just me? Would have made the story more interesting nonetheless.
 
2013-05-07 08:58:53 AM
The foursome included Colorado Democrat Mark Udall and Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, who were ranked as the top two golfers in Congress by Golf Digest as part of its 2011 list of Washington's Top 150 Golfers. At the time, both Udall and Corker had a handicap around two.


These guys should quit this whole rat race of congress and join the senior PGA.
 
2013-05-07 08:59:29 AM
I suppose we should count ourselves lucky it wasn't mahjong.
 
2013-05-07 09:03:52 AM
I'm not worried.

If movies are any guide, shiatty old macs and simple virii can take them out no problem.
 
2013-05-07 09:04:13 AM
He spotted them 20 shots because bipartisanship.
 
2013-05-07 09:07:08 AM
Everybody knows aliens prefer tennis.

/THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBLETON
 
2013-05-07 09:07:15 AM
Why is Saxby Chambliss palling around on the golf course with a drone terrorist?
 
2013-05-07 09:07:44 AM

Pocket Ninja: You know, it's easy to dismiss President Obama's defeat at the hands of Saxby Chambliss and Bob Corker on the golf field as mere distraction, as meaningless fodder for an increasingly vapid world driven by the incessant hunger for "content, content, content," no matter the relevance or import. But this is actually cause for concern. Think about golf as metaphor. It is far more than mere game. To succeed, one must not only have the innate skill, the talent, the sheer hunger to persevere over the course a long, grueling afternoon. One must also have the vision required to see the entire course for what it is -- not one hole, not 2 holes, not even three holes, but rather a full 18. Eighteen holes that must be conquered singly and as a whole. That takes a strategic mind, an ability to plan over the long term, an unwavering commitment to the cause. One must be able to tune out distractions, to focus on the task, to select the correct tool for the job and then deliver exactly the manner of stroke that any particular situation requires.

Not so different from politics. So what should it mean that our president does not, apparently, have these skills? Perhaps we should not be too hasty in dismissing him as a result of this defeat, but I fear that this may be yet one more in what's emerging as a pattern of such ignominy. Remember, after all, his recent and equally disastrous forway onto the basketball court -- a field upon which he previously had won great honor and distinction. Could we be witnessing the dissolution of this man? Should we interpret his athletic failings as merely the tip of an iceberg, the first signs that he is losing his hold on power? Perhaps even more than his hold on power -- perhaps his hold on himself, his grasp of reality, his mind, even. Is it possible that his wife knows of this, that she is aware of her husband's decay? Recall her recent "slip" in which she alluded to being a single mother, for example -- is there more to this story?

We cannot k ...



A day with gold like this from Pocket Ninja is a fantastic day...
 
2013-05-07 09:08:07 AM
You laugh now, but when the Globetrotter Planet's old brigade comes here and calls us all jive turkeys unless the Pres beats them in space golf we will be we'll as truly Farked.

/Especially since Bush prevented us from cloning Supergolfers!
 
2013-05-07 09:08:08 AM

OnceMoreWithFeeling: Did anyone else first misread that headline as "reach around" or was it just me? Would have made the story more interesting nonetheless.


I think an outreach around is when you just lay the penis on the butt and give a handy.
 
2013-05-07 09:10:40 AM
Goddamn stupid Fartbama.  Our nation is burning and literally all he does is play golf, while at the same time running around setting all the fires.
 
2013-05-07 09:11:17 AM
Aw, ain't that nice? Playing a round of golf on Monday morning and being thankful it didn't rain (when half the country is suffering from a drought). Bless his heart.

Is there something in the Oval Office he's allergic to or something?
 
2013-05-07 09:12:47 AM

timswar: You laugh now, but when the Globetrotter Planet's old brigade comes here and calls us all jive turkeys unless the Pres beats them in space golf we will be we'll as truly Farked.

/Especially since Bush prevented us from cloning Supergolfers!


What about mutant super-babies...all we needare some Chronotons from the Tempus nebula and then we will have some mutant super-men!

/Are those the particles that almost destroyed an entire civil...
//Good news everyone!!
 
2013-05-07 09:15:45 AM

MJMaloney187: Aw, ain't that nice? Playing a round of golf on Monday morning and being thankful it didn't rain (when half the country is suffering from a drought). Bless his heart.

Is there something in the Oval Office he's allergic to or something?


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2013-05-07 09:18:00 AM
Sorry, I don't respect anyone's accomplishments in golf unless they do it for a living.

World's stupidest 'sport', imho.
 
2013-05-07 09:19:09 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Goddamn stupid Fartbama.  Our nation is burning and literally all he does is play golf, while at the same time running around setting all the fires.


Golf courses seem like they would be hard to burn down.
 
2013-05-07 09:20:10 AM

Dhusk: Sorry, I don't respect anyone's accomplishments in golf unless they do it for a living.

World's stupidest 'sport', imho.


The best sport is Mongolian Cockpunching.  There can be no debate.
 
2013-05-07 09:21:09 AM
Republican senators expected the black man at the country club to carry their golf bags.
 
2013-05-07 09:21:19 AM

Aarontology: I'm not worried.

If movies are any guide, shiatty old macs and simple virii can take them out no problem.


That scene in the movie made more sense if they left in the part that all our current computer technology was a result of an alien crash in Roswell. Sure it is ridiculous but it at least put it in context.
 
2013-05-07 09:22:14 AM

Carth: That scene in the movie made more sense if they left in the part that all our current computer technology was a result of an alien crash in Roswell. Sure it is ridiculous but it at least put it in context.


I did appreciate that. I'm willing to give movies a lot of credit if they put in the minimal amount of effort to hand wave a plot hole.
 
2013-05-07 09:23:53 AM

Rapmaster2000: Dhusk: Sorry, I don't respect anyone's accomplishments in golf unless they do it for a living.

World's stupidest 'sport', imho.

The best sport is Mongolian Cockpunching.  There can be no debate.


The penalty for questioning the supremacy of Mongolian cockpunching is automatic entry into the Mongolian cockpunching semifinals.
 
2013-05-07 09:26:45 AM

Duke Phillips' Singing Bears: Rapmaster2000: Dhusk: Sorry, I don't respect anyone's accomplishments in golf unless they do it for a living.

World's stupidest 'sport', imho.

The best sport is Mongolian Cockpunching.  There can be no debate.

The penalty for questioning the supremacy of Mongolian cockpunching is automatic entry into the Mongolian cockpunching semifinals.


When you face the Mongolian Cockpunching elite, every cockpunch could be your last!
 
2013-05-07 09:41:40 AM
Dennis Rodman is behind this somehow.
 
2013-05-07 10:19:36 AM

rjakobi: Everybody knows aliens prefer tennis.

/THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBLETON


Well, no point in me posting in this thread now.
 
2013-05-07 10:43:56 AM
WTF Indeed: palling

I know this is a real word.  I've used this word.  Today, this word looks very funny to me, as if it's not a real word.

/got nuttin'
//killing 10 mins before a meeting
///carry on
 
2013-05-07 11:06:07 AM
Christ, you think Obama is the Golf Warrior? The Chosen One with a Nine Iron? No my friend that title belongs to none other than Tiger Woods. The aliens tried to distract, entrap, and destroy him with blond pussy, but our hero eventually saw through their evil ways and quickly fled the sandy vagina trap of doom in his mighty Urban Assault Vehicle. We did see the true power of the sandy trap when it stole our hero's favorite weapon and smashed through his shield of media deflection.

But now that he has relearned his warrior swing and resumed defense of the Earth one sandy trap at a time all is right with the world.
 
2013-05-07 11:10:23 AM
Is it odd to anyone else that 0b4m4 is the only one carrying two clubs in that picture?  Is he demanding special Kenyan Muslim Socialist privileges?  Why don't the other guys get two clubs?  All the talk about higher taxes on the rich and even the Usurper refuses to do his own part for balance and fairness.  Why is the lamestream media not covering this?
 
2013-05-07 11:16:04 AM
Now watch this drive.  Or something.
 
2013-05-07 11:26:04 AM

Citrate1007: Republican senators expected the black man at the country club to carry their golf bags.


Good thing they probably had a grounds crew of "undocumented workers" to help them get over having to play with a black guy
 
rmz
2013-05-07 12:01:29 PM
So basically a golf version of Space Jam starring Barack Obama instead of Michael Jordan?
 
2013-05-07 01:27:44 PM
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2013-05-07 01:39:06 PM

OnceMoreWithFeeling: Did anyone else first misread that headline as "reach around" or was it just me? Would have made the story more interesting nonetheless.


Guilty. Had to read it more than once to make sure.

\A Georgian that is glad Chambliss is leaving.
 
2013-05-07 02:01:47 PM
The only thing I want to see Obama doing with a golf club around republican senators is beating them with the damned thing.  Stop trying to be civil to those guys.
 
2013-05-07 02:26:59 PM
The only way to win is not to play.
 
2013-05-07 04:45:51 PM
"I told him that since I got the hole-in-one he ought to give us everything we want on entitlement reform," (Chambliss) joked.

I'm not the greatest fan of Saxby Chambliss, nor am I fully understanding what the deal with his first name is, but I LOL'd nevertheless.
 
2013-05-07 04:50:53 PM
Truthishly, the only thing I find offensive is that golf is going to be included in the Olympics and wrestling is going to get the boot.  Makes no f'n sense...
 
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