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 ...
OnceMoreWithFeeling: Did anyone else first misread that headline as "reach around" or was it just me? Would have made the story more interesting nonetheless.
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!
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?
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.
Dhusk: Sorry, I don't respect anyone's accomplishments in golf unless they do it for a living.World's stupidest 'sport', imho.
Aarontology: I'm not worried.If movies are any guide, shiatty old macs and simple virii can take them out no problem.
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.
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.
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.
rjakobi: Everybody knows aliens prefer tennis./THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBLETON
Citrate1007: Republican senators expected the black man at the country club to carry their golf bags.
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