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Obama: President of Golf

  1. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    According to Mark Knoller who works for CBSNews and is known as the press corps' presidential statistician, Obama has played 39 times since becoming president.  Bush played 24 rounds during his first 34 months and stopped in 2003 saying it was inappropriate to play while the country was at war, after the media kept harping on it; for constrast Obama played 24 rounds in his first 9 months.  So again we see the lamestream media favors Obama over Bush, since they haven't given Obama the hard time that they gave Bush about it.

    So in honor of our playful golfmeister president, I'm going to post pictures of our favorite community organizer in chief playing golf during his term at office and we can all comment on his fashion style and his golf stance and admire how well he is able to play golf while the lamestream media looks on in approval.

    Now say only nice things, we don't want certain people to get upset big_smile

    Teetime at the White House on May 11, 2010
    http://politipage.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/pp_timeline_day22_biden.jpg

    1. IntimatEvolution profile image71
      IntimatEvolutionposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      What about George Bush Sr.?  Now he was the golfing president.  That is all he did in office.

      1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        /sign

    2. weholdthesetruths profile image60
      weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well... I don't care how much golf he plays.   Really, I don't.   I just wish he'd go on vacation...and stay on vaction clear until next election and then he can go back home.   If he never did another thing, we'd be so much better off.   As far as golfing, if he just stayed on vacation and golfed all the time, that would be fine, too.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I wished the same for Dubya for eight long, long, deadly years!  If you can dish it out........!

        1. weholdthesetruths profile image60
          weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I don't care what you wished about W.   An honest man, but far to liberal and posessing far too little understanding of the Constitution and the role of GOOD government to be an effective president.   

          I know, it won't stop libs from accusing him of being radical, but then, libs merely try to label everyone and everything that stands in their way with insulting and denigrating labels.   You know, like the racists of old.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image95
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            And I don't care that you don't care!  LOL!  and your characterization of Dubya is hilarious!  I suppose you voted against this "honest" man?

            1. weholdthesetruths profile image60
              weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              No, I voted aginst the "other" guy, who was a true wreck, a liar, manipulator, stupid, foolish, and intemperate.

              1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                So you voted for a guy who didn't understand the constitution, was too liberal, and was not sure what the role of good government was!  No wonder he created such a mess for Obama to try and clean up! 

                This doesn't say much for your judgment in choosing a president!  But go ahead and chastise Obama for trying to clean up the mess you helped cause!  LOL!  Bet you voted for Dubya the second time too!  If so, Doh!

                1. Tim_511 profile image75
                  Tim_511posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  "Chastise Obama for trying to clean up the mess"?  You really can't mention Obama and the Constitution in the same comment without defiling the Constitution.  Bush wasn't great, but Obama has even more openly ignores the Constitution.

                  1. Doug Hughes profile image59
                    Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    I suppose you hae an example of where Obama has ignored the Constitution.

                  2. Randy Godwin profile image95
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Didn't they make a law or something that because of Dubya, people from Texas weren't entitled to their opinions anymore?  I'm fairly certain of it!  LOL!

  2. climberjames profile image58
    climberjamesposted 7 years ago

    Is Obama even any good at golf? big_smile

    1. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Look at his golf pictures and you decide!

    2. tobey100 profile image60
      tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Based on reports, no.  Did you expect him to be?  He ain't too good at anything else.

      1. climberjames profile image58
        climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ha ha, I wouldnt be able to tell if he was, not a fan of the spor :S

  3. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    http://rappahannockrepublic.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/obama_golf.jpg

    Not digging the color scheme.  Red cap, neutral colors and 60s-style saddle shoes don't quite say presidential. And what's with the way he's standing?

    http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/obama-golfing-2.jpg

    1. A.Villarasa profile image71
      A.Villarasaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This photo says it all...No wonder the country is in such  dire economic straits. The lefty has really turned too far to the left... even his golf posturing is leftist.,

      1. tony0724 profile image61
        tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I wish the USA could get a mulligan

        1. Flightkeeper profile image75
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Fat chance.

        2. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          HA!  I wished the very same thing eight years before he was elected!

  4. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    President Barack Obama spent Sunday on the golf course at Fort Belvoir, VA, according to White House pool reports. - July 11, 2010 The Hill's Blog Briefing Room.

  5. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/08/25/alg_obama_golf_vineyard.jpg

    Obama plays in classic black at Martha's Vineyard at Farm Neck Golf Club back in August 2009.

    http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/08/25/amd_obama_golf_smiles.jpg

  6. vanchen profile image83
    vanchenposted 7 years ago

    I say let the man play.  Life's probably stressful enough as is.

    1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
      Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good point vanchen. Things were already in a mess before he became president, so I can only imagine the stress he is dealing with. He deserves to play golf if that's what he prefer. It doesn't matter if he is not standing correctly or even if he doesn't play well.

  7. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Newsflash! President Obama Did NOT Play Golf Yesterday

    Last June, White House spokesman Bill Burton said that it "probably does us all good" when President Obama plays golf, which he does all the time. "I don't think that there's a person in this country that doesn't think that their president ought to have a little time to clear his mind," he added.

    That Obama did not play golf yesterday is a concern. That means he's running the country right now with an unclear mind. wink

    Stay tuned.

    1. A.Villarasa profile image71
      A.Villarasaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I play golf  not because  I want to clear my mind. I play because I love the feeling of being able to put that little ball into that little hole in as little amount of time as possible.. Just like Obama playing President of the United States in as little amount of time as possible. The only thing Obama is good at is enjoying the perks (Air Force One, White House digs, vacationing at Martha's Vineyard with the rest of his elitist ilks...etc..etc..etc) of the presidency.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image75
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well, since Obama seems to be President only in his spare time, you'd think his handicap at golf would be better, but apparently not. If he's doing poorly at something that he spends a lot of time on, what does that mean when he's running the country? big_smile

  8. climberjames profile image58
    climberjamesposted 7 years ago

    Ha ha I love this, daily updates of Obamas golfing schedule, you could turn this into a blog big_smile "Obama Golf Daily"

    1. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's an idea climber, but a short lifespan since Obama will only have one term wink

      1. climberjames profile image58
        climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        By the sounds of it he is not the only golding president . . . "President Golf Daily" ;D

  9. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    A new Washington Post/ABC poll says that Americans are losing confidence in Obama.  It did not indicate whether Americans thought Obama was playing too much or too little golf that caused the decline in confidence.

  10. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    It was observed by many eyewitnesses that President Obama was nowhere near a golf course yesterday.

    But he was probably thinking about it.

    1. climberjames profile image58
      climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Was he anywhere near a driving range?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image75
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Eyewitnesses have reported that they did not see him near a driving range although it is suspected that he has an Executive Putter Kit from The Smart Golfer.

        1. climberjames profile image58
          climberjamesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ha ha, I knew it, he golf's each and every day!!!

  11. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    According to the CBS Poll yesterday, 87% do not believe that Obama's economic programs have helped them.  The poll does not say whether that same 87% want Obama to stop playing golf and pay attention to the economy instead.

  12. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Bar Harbor residents are speculating that President Barack Obama will be playing at the Kebo Valley Golf Club during his three-day vacation.  He is expected to arrive tomorrow. President Obama is the first sitting president to visit Mt. Desert Island since William Howard Taft in 1910 according to Debbie Dyer, curator of the Bar Harbor Historical Society. The president doesn't expect to find tarballs on the beach but he is still willing to eat the local seafood.

  13. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Speaking at the Young Republican Leadership Conference in Washington, DC today, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)accused President Obama of "scheduling more tee times than Phil Mickelson during the greatest environmental disaster in our nation’s history.” When Speaker Nancy Pelosi heard of his remark, she retorted that it should be okay for the President not to like coffee.

  14. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    President Obama has failed to play golf during his weekend vacation at Bar Harbor!

    President Obama has failed to play golf during his weekend vacation at Bar Harbor!

    Has the world gone mad?!!!

  15. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    The elite of Washington DC are confused. President Obama took a weekend vacation and did not golf. Repeat, he did not golf. Strange murmurs of pigs flying and complete consternation abound but there are no unnamed sources coming forward to deny or confirm anything.

  16. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    It has been 10 days since President Obama has played golf.  On his recent vacation, he played tennis instead. Does this indicate a major change in how he will preside in office or is it just because Michelle won't let him play golf? I will report with any further news, murmurs, unofficial responses, hearsays, or gossip.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are some kind of reporter, that's for sure!  LOL!

  17. Paraglider profile image95
    Paragliderposted 7 years ago

    "The evil that men do lives after them.
    The good is oft interred with their bones.
    So let it be with Caesar..."

    If GW and Tony Blair had played a bit more golf together, maybe we'd have a million more living Iraqis out there.
    ---------------
    Or if that's too difficult for you, how about:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wui-PNqJrxs

  18. Flightkeeper profile image75
    Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

    Yes, if only Saddam Hussein played golf, maybe he wouldn't have so much time on his hands to pursue his nuclear program and kill his own fellow Iraqis.  In fact, if his handicap wasn't too bad, GW and Tony would probably have invited him over for golf and afterwards they'd drink some beers and discuss and smooth things over.

    lol

    1. Paraglider profile image95
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And you think that wouldn't have been better??

      1. Flightkeeper profile image75
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I think that wouldn't happen. Do you want to play golf with the man whose threatening to bomb your place? roll

        1. Paraglider profile image95
          Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Absolutely. I'm confident that over a round of golf, or a beer, or a shisha, I could bring most folk around to the idea that peace is the better way.

          1. Flightkeeper profile image75
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Hey, since it's such a good idea, I say you should start with Ahmadinijihad and start teaching him golf.

            1. Paraglider profile image95
              Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              As you well know, I am not in a position to invite Presidents to play golf. But others are.

              "Jaw jaw is better than war war" - Winston Churchill.

              But maybe even Churchill is too leftist for you??

              1. Flightkeeper profile image75
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Churchill leftist?  The guy who was warning everyone not to appease Hitler while everyone was? lol

                Just because Winston said jaw jaw is better than war war (I can't believe he said it that way - it sounds weird) doesn't mean he doesn't take the war war position when it's what should be done. You don't seem to realize it.

                1. Paraglider profile image95
                  Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  As it happens it's an accurate quote, but you need Churchill's distinctive accent to carry it off.

                  You are right that Churchill didn't shirk from war when necessary, but he considered it the last recourse.

                  I hope you're not suggesting that the time for talking to Iran is over? War in Iran would be a disaster.

            2. Sufidreamer profile image82
              Sufidreamerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I tried that - he has an excellent drive, a light touch around the greens, and a handicap of 8.

              Sadly, he is such a cheat - I caught one of his goons kicking the ball back onto the fairway. sad

              Play it where it lies, Mahmoud, play it where it lies.

              1. Flightkeeper profile image75
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I hear he coats his golf balls with Iranian oils so that they fly higher and faster.

                1. Sufidreamer profile image82
                  Sufidreamerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Possibly - it would not surprise me.

                  Mind you, once you got past the 'Death to America' and strict fundamentalist Islam thing, he seemed like a decent chap with a good line of golfing anecdotes. We are off for a threeball with Kim Jong-Il next week - Apparently he is the greatest golfer that the world has ever seen, and shoots at least four holes-in-one every round. The boy is a natural smile

                  http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribun … 06_16.html

                  He is an absolute scream in the clubhouse, too!

                  1. lorlie6 profile image82
                    lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Five aced holes and 38 under so early in his golfing career.  I'll bet he's the talk of the town!

                  2. Flightkeeper profile image75
                    Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Yeah, good ol Kim must get a lot of target practice with so many starving North Koreans.

          2. lorlie6 profile image82
            lorlie6posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            There you go, Paraglider!

            1. Paraglider profile image95
              Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              smile

  19. lorlie6 profile image82
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Dear God, give the man some credit! wink  Stress relief is critical when making huge decisions, yes?

    1. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lorlie, he has so many people under him and Congress working to create the policies for him. What huge decision is he making that would stress him out?

      In addition, it's not as if he doesn't take vacations.

  20. AnnCee profile image70
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    OBAMA IS A DOOFUS DUFFER!  And politically tone deaf to boot.   His only skill is thuggery.

    1. Paraglider profile image95
      Paragliderposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Calm down, please. Let's try to be sensible.

  21. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/obama-golf.jpg



    At least there is one thing he is doing about par...

  22. AnnCee profile image70
    AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

    http://www.posterart.com/ourposters/images/golf1.jpg

    I'd rather golf with the real Stooges.

    http://rlv.zcache.com/the_three_stooges_tshirt-p235360545681372154qtdg_400.jpg

    1. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I would actually put Nancy Pelosi in Hillary's place.

      1. AnnCee profile image70
        AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yep.

  23. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 7 years ago

    Bush Spent 487 Days At Camp David, 490 Days At Texas Ranch

    1. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Working.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image89
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        and you know this? please..

        you people sure have a lot of time on your hands.

      2. Jeff Berndt profile image86
        Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        "Working."
        Yes, clearing brush is work, no question.

        1. Doug Hughes profile image59
          Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It is work - it took 8 years to clear out bush.

    2. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this



      http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/01/ … 6734.shtml

      By comparison – it's not that much. President Jimmy Carter spent 376 days at Camp David during his single four-year term in office.

      But his Presidential Library avoids the "number of days" issue by providing the number of hours Mr. Carter spent at Camp David. That count comes to 6,647.5 hours.

      On October 5, 1980, Mr. Carter spent but a single hour at Camp David – though I count it as a full or partial day.

      President Ronald Reagan spent more time at Camp David than any other chief executive. He made 186 visits there – totaling all or part of 517 days.

      He once said, "Of all the things about the presidency, we will miss Camp David the most."

      The Bushes feel similarly. In a CBS News interview marking the President's 100th visit to Camp David in December of 2005, First Lady Laura Bush explained the attraction.

      "We love to go there," she said. "It's a great place to go on the weekends where we can actually be outside, we can walk outside, and we can also be with family and friends."

  24. Mighty Mom profile image87
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Bless you, Teresa. Those are EXACTLY the statistics I was going to look up.
    Might also be worthwhile to research number of hunting trips Veep Cheney took besides the infamous one:-)

    1. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

      The setting, for starters, because the 143-acre hideaway is nestled in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains, which are carpeted with tall oaks and maples, their leaves rustling high above rock-studded streams.

      A 5,810-acre national park surrounds Camp David, and this rustic real estate is a haven for white-tailed deer, fox, coyote, wild turkey, timber rattlesnakes, a handful of black bear and 200 species of birds, notably scarlet tanagers and pileated woodpeckers.

      But nature walks aren't the only activities available. Chicagoan Martin Nesbitt, a friend of Obama who merited an invite for the July 4 weekend, says he joined Obama in basketball, tennis and golf.

      "You can do just about anything there. It's a very, very nice place," he says. "There's a little Par 3 range. Three tees, all for the same hole."

      Other diversions? Swimming, horseback riding, bowling, shooting skeet, movies and sleigh rides, says Kenneth T. Walsh, author of "From Mount Vernon to Crawford: A History of the Presidents and Their Retreats." There's even a non-denominational chapel.

      Walsh penned the Camp David chapter without setting foot on the grounds because reporters are persona non grata. "I'm told it's like a first-class resort these days," says Walsh, whose book quotes a Nixon aide who called it the "Catoctin Hilton."

      Adds Walsh: "The presidents guard that place as a sanctuary, and they're very eager to keep it as a private place. I'm sure that's why the Obamas like it too. It's their only private preserve."

      First lady Michelle Obama, in February, told Interior Department employees: "Barack and I and the girls ... just had a little retreat away. We ... got to experience the beautiful, the beauty of those grounds, and it was just wonderful to get a bit of a break and to spend some quality time as a family in nature."

      By June, President Obama was predicting plenty of summer fun there. "If Michelle and I had our way, we'd go there every weekend," he told reporters.

    2. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      Bush has invited Putin, Blair, Merkel, PM Howard from Australia, PM Aznar from Spain, PM Koizumi form Japan, PM Berlusconi, Presidente Fox, and a whole ton of other foreign leaders and other guests.  Does that sound like a vacation to you?

      lol

    3. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

      Nah, sounds like planning for the North American Union...he and Rick Perry worked overtime selling America to the highest bidder....

      Remember when Bush wanted to sell our ports to Dubai???

      And isn't it strange that Cheney is buying up property there.....hmmmmmmm. Ah just coinkidink! ahhahahaa. NOT.

      Perry has been ruthlessly selling our highways....he's in favor of open borders you know.

      And I'll betcha he plays golf too.


      But you know, when republicans sell America out, it's Patriotic!

    4. lovemychris profile image62
      lovemychrisposted 7 years ago

      Wonder if Berlusconi mentioned his views on 9/11???


      Now THAT would have been an interesting meeting!


      google Berlusconi and 9/11.....wowza!

      woooops, wrong president:

      "It’s common knowledge, he reveals, CIA, Mossad behind terror attacks

      Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies."

    5. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      Everyone can now rest easy.  President Obama played golf on Sunday at Andrews Air Force Base, according to a Washington Post blog.  Since Sunday, Obama can now preside over the affairs of the United States with a clear mind.

      1. AnnCee profile image70
        AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh!  Thank God!  I was worried the One would start doing something besides demanding damned holes be plugged and such.

    6. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      Since the lamestream posted scarce pictures of Obama playing golf, the last time was at Andrews Air Force Base this past week, I have compensated by posting an old picture of Obama riding a golf cart.  This was after he proclaimed that there was a flu pandemic and authorized the mobilization of the national disaster system.

      http://i.thisislondon.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/obama-golf-415x482.jpg

    7. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      As I posted before, Obama played golf at Andrews Air Force Base on July 25th, we have more news of that occasion. Obama left the WH after noon to play with his golf buddies WH Trip Director, Marvin Nicholson, presidential aide, Ben Finkenbinder, and campaign photographer David Katz. Ironicallly, Mr. Katz has not posted any photos of the event.  Unfortunately a strong thunderstorm interrupted the game. Next time, let's time the crisis to start after a thunderstorm.

    8. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

      Good work, Flightkeeper, keep it up!

    9. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      President Obama indulged himself with sports during his birthday while the First Lady and Sasha were in Majorca, Spain.  He not only played 4 hours of golf at the Andrews Air Force Base course with pals, but he played some B-ball with legends of the sport such as Magic Johnson and Lebron James, and welcomed the New Orleans Saints, the Super Bowl winners.  According to Mark Knoller of CBS News, Obama has hosted 45 sports-related events but held only 7 news conferences.

    10. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

      Thanks for the update, Flightkeeper! 

      New photographs of Obama duffing must be verboten.


      http://thebiglead.fantasysportsven.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/obama_1693281c1.jpg

    11. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      President Obama indulges in a game of golf at Martha's Vineyard golf course, The Vineyard Golf Club during his vacation.  I guess Michelle thought it was okay for him to play golf this time now that cap over the oil pipe isn't leaking as much.  All's well that ends well.

      Unfortunately for President O, he was off his game because he ended up in the bunker on the 12th hole, then threw it on the green when he couldn't get out of it.  Hmmm, he's really not a demi-god anymore.

    12. profile image60
      C.J. Wrightposted 7 years ago

      At least when he's playing golf, he's not "FUNDEMENTALLY CHANGING AMERICA"

      1. Jeff Berndt profile image86
        Jeff Berndtposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Dang, he coulda been doing something productive. Like clearing brush.

        1. profile image60
          C.J. Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Home ownership is a huge responsibility.

        2. Flightkeeper profile image75
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Unless it's a golf course, I don't think Obama can recognize brush to know what to do with it.

    13. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      It seems that Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was summoned to play a round of golf by the aspiring Golf President Obama up at Martha's Vineyard.  Hopefully they stuck to non-work related chat, it would be unfortunate for President Obama to interrupt his much needed sixth vacation so far with any work-related intrusions.

    14. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      http://einhornpress.com/images/OBAMA%203%20GOLF%20LABEL.JPG

      If Obama ever gets a ship named after him, this would be what it would look like.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        And it would be cool if he landed on a jet and declared "Mission Accomplished" before his round of golf was over! LOL!

        1. Flightkeeper profile image75
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          The sign would have to say "Golf Course" in order for him to direct the jet to land. big_smile

          1. Randy Godwin profile image95
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            At least in this case the sign would be true!  Unlike similar incidents.

            1. Flightkeeper profile image75
              Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Unlike similar incidents when the sign says "Hope and Change" lol

              1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                "Hope and change" is always something to be sought by either party!  Apparently, it was important to a majority of voters!

                1. Flightkeeper profile image75
                  Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  And they've had such a letdown from the golfer demi-god smile

                  1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                    Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    I am very pleased you dislike him!  Payback is hell, haven't you heard?  LOL!

        2. tony0724 profile image61
          tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Where's the 19th hole ? Thats all I wanna know ! smile

    15. habee profile image97
      habeeposted 7 years ago

      Good one, FK!

    16. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

      This president, unlike his predecessor, is also known to read books with no pictures during his leisure time.  He can also successfully chew a pretzel - I'd say he's a big improvement over Goober.

      1. Flightkeeper profile image75
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Big improvement -- 57 states and counting. big_smile

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
          Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          He let it slip that we were annexing Canada.

    17. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

      The Party Boy in Chief can also eats loads of lobster without breaking out in hives!!  Whatta guy!


      Obamas Depleting U.S. Lobster Supply

      by Keith Koffler on August 25, 2010, 2:56 pm

      So how much lobster are you having during these precarious economic times? What? You’ve had to cut back? No longer ordering it stuffed with crab meat, at least?

      Well, if you happen to be the President of the United States or the First Lady, your lobster consumption is continuing at a robust pace.

      Yes, the economy is still getting battered. And Tuesday night,  so was President Obama’s lobster.

      Well now, let's get down to business.

      According to ABC’s Jake Tapper, the president  savored some lobster tempura at the trendy State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury on Martha’s Vineyard. Oh, just the thought of it. If he brings some back to the White House for me, I’ll write whatever he wants.

      Monday night at The Sweet Life Cafe in Oak Bluffs on the Vineyard it was the lobster pasta appetizer for the president and a surf and turf entrée – the “surf” being a lobster tail – for Mrs. Obama.

      And what would the vacation to Maine in July have been without a taste of everyone’s favorite crustacean. The president did it in a little less genteel fashion that time, heading over to something called Stewman’s Downtown restaurant where he was served the “Lobster Experience” dinner – just regular lobster, corn and slaw.

      The sign reads, "Michelle Obama, 2010 Worldwide Lobster-eating Record." Yes, yes, this is photoshopped.

      But the Obamas’ lobster experience is not confined to these shores. Michelle Obama was barely off the plane during her voyage early this month to the Spanish Riviera when, according to the Spanish press, she dived into a feast of sea bass tartare, strawberry gazpacho and sardines, and a main course of lobster with seaweed risotto.

      Michelle enjoyed the repast so much that she was right back at it on  August 14 during the Obamas’ two-day Panama City, Fla photo-op vacation. There, at the Firefly restaurant, it was more lobster for Michelle.

      The Obamas were supposed to be showing support for the good people of the oil spill-stricken Gulf, eating their seafood and so forth. So the big question is, was it a Caribbean lobster or one shipped down from Maine?

      1. Flightkeeper profile image75
        Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi anncee, I thought lobster don't exit in the gulf because the waters are too warm?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Spiny lobster are really crayfish and do not have claws like the Maine variety.  They may be found in the keys and the Caribbean, usually among coral reefs!  Dam!  I should have done this in red or blue to really show I know what I am talking about!  LOL!

          1. Flightkeeper profile image75
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oh man, I gotta get down there to have some of that.  I've delved into a bucket of crawfish and they're okay but it was a pain separating the shells, it's a lot harder than shrimp.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image95
              Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              http://s3.hubimg.com/u/1376410_f496.jpg

              My wife buying some of these delicious creatures from a beach vendor at Negril, Jamaica!

              1. Flightkeeper profile image75
                Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Wow, they come up to you? Sweet. Now who cooks it for you? 

                Crawfish and crayfish aren't the same, is that right? What's the dif?

                1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                  Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  They are already cooked, FK!  And still hot, by the way!  An entirely different species than the freshwater crawfish found in the southern US!  The tails taste like a very large shrimp! 

                  My wife is an expert at getting the best deal out of the vendors and they complain good naturedly while they choose the biggest lobsters for her!  Of course, she is beautiful so that might make a difference!

                  1. Flightkeeper profile image75
                    Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Good to know. Thanks!

                    And you're lucky your beautiful wife puts up with you wink

                    1. Randy Godwin profile image95
                      Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                      The trips to Jamaica and the lobster helps, I suspect!  LOL!  You know how women are!  Zing!

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image77
        Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ... as much as i dislike the president...

        that is a stupid article.

        "the president makes 400k a year, and thus he can afford lobster...

        ... hate him"

        1. AnnCee profile image70
          AnnCeeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Yessiree, if he doesn't care about he image he projects, why should anyone else?  He's just the president after all, he can do what he pleases.   It's clear what pleases him is a jet setter life style.  That's keeping some skin in the game for sure.   Maybe he meant the basketball game?

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image77
            Evan G Rogersposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            i'm all for a constitutional amendment lowering his salary.

            In fact, that isn't even the real  problem. The problem is that we've ignored the 10th amendment so much that the president actually is important.

            That makes his position valuable, which makes bribery and trickery inevitable.

    18. Evan G Rogers profile image77
      Evan G Rogersposted 7 years ago

      i'm only disgusted that people care so much about the president golfing...

      .. he's the president, not a celebrity.

      I guess that kind of makes him a celebrity, but he really shouldn't be.

    19. Randy Godwin profile image95
      Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

      Note:  A crayfish is not the same as a craw fish, FK!

      1. Doug Hughes profile image59
        Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ok a crayfish is not the same as a craw fish - but what's a crawdad?

        1. Randy Godwin profile image95
          Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          A crawdad is the mate to a crawmom and they have a bunch of little crawfish, Doug!





          Just kidding, of course!  A crawdad and a crawfish are the same creature!

    20. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

      Gimme a break!  The ability to use html code at a talk board simply amuses me.  I wish more message boards allowed it.  It's fun.   You know?  Fun???

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I feel the same way about producing quality hubs!

        1. Doug Hughes profile image59
          Doug Hughesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I can't think of many things less important than how much golf anyone plays. But if you hate the president and you are ignorant about politics, I guess it's what you will post.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image95
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            True Doug!  Many of the complaints about Obama are of the childish type!  Many of the past presidents played golf or had other hobbies to help them handle the stress of the job.  But the critics know this too!

            1. Woman Of Courage profile image60
              Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I  was just thinking the same thing. I never heard of anyone picking on the previous presidents that played golf or other hobbies. Very interesting.

          2. Flightkeeper profile image75
            Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Either that or polls that don't mean much of anything and think it does. lol

    21. AnnCee profile image70
      AnnCeeposted 7 years ago

      I'll take a look at your hubs, Randy.  Can't use much html on hubs though.  I really should spend some time on it though.  Do you have $ success?

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I am quite pleased with my success here.  Both Adsense and Amazon sales are increasing every month!

    22. Tom Cornett profile image78
      Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

      I wish that all politicians would play golf...24/7. smile

      1. TamCor profile image82
        TamCorposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol  lol lol

      2. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Me too!  This would have saved quite a few lives and money over the last decade!

    23. JayDeck profile image70
      JayDeckposted 7 years ago

      As of August 25th, according to Knoller, Obama has spent 48 days on vacation during his presidency. Forcasting the remainder of his tenure, if he serves 2 terms (possibly a big if), and guesstimating conservatively, he should end up around 240 vacation days by the end of his presidency. Add to that his guesstimated presidential golf outings of 176 and you get 416 days "off." That would still be 561 days shy of the days George W. Bush spent in Crawford or at Camp David. It should be noted that G.W. also spent serious time in Kennebunkport.
      I realize the president is never "off" and i am not whining "Bush did it too." I point this out to demonstrate that it is not a partisan issue. Obama's vacation time, though not as bad as some, is still out of step with America. The average American will take 104 vacation days during that same 8 years. That's the issue if there is one, but so long as we Americans play the "your guy did this or that" back and forth game, we aren't playing the "These guys are doing what to us?" game and that suits the political machine just fine.

      1. Sylvie Strong profile image60
        Sylvie Strongposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I get three weeks a year of vacation.  I may not be able to always use it when I'm busy, but otherwise I'm reimbursed for it.  Successful executives can get far more...and things like golf can actually be consider non-vacation business time.  You are correct that presidents before Obama played golf and took vacations.  They also ate lobster.  Our presidents have rarely been Joe the Plumber.  If you are talking about being wealthy or acting wealthy, Obama is hardly the worst offender.  But I thought this was America, where that wasn't an offense.  To those of you that have some kind of populist response like..."but...he's supposed to represent the rest of us and we can't afford to play golf..." I'd only say, where were you when prior presidents did it.  For some people, the image of Obama playing golf, or the first lady vacationing in Europe inflames them more than prior presidencies.  I'm not sure why.  I don't care if we reduce a president's salary.  They don't make much in my opinion as it is, and in any event many of them take pay cuts to serve in office.  The money that presidents make while they are in office is a pittance compared to what they make when they leave.  They write books and give speeches to the tune of millions a year.  Reagan, both Bushes and Clinton cashed in big time.

        1. lovemychris profile image62
          lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          "For some people, the image of Obama playing golf, or the first lady vacationing in Europe inflames them more than prior presidencies.  I'm not sure why."---Think about it sylvie. Only one reason comes to my mind.

          And besides, John Boner makes $195,400, and he's known as a kind of diletant: "SCARBOROUGH: I hear it on the Hill, I’m sure you hear it on the Hill all the time, it’s not reported but so many Republicans tell me this is a guy that is not the hardest worker in the world."

          Spends a lot of time tanning, and of course bashing Democrats....I think that's all the guy does!
          Nice not-work if you can get it.

          So, Id say compared to Obama, Boner is not really worth the $195,400 he takes every year. Just an IMO.

        2. Woman Of Courage profile image60
          Woman Of Courageposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Sylvie- The reason it is inflaming some people that Obama chooses to play golf and go on vacations is because of the simple fact that he is black. As your post states above, prior presidents found time to pursue their hobbies also, and I never heard anything negative about it. I believe in fairness.

    24. Flightkeeper profile image75
      Flightkeeperposted 7 years ago

      "I have been playing golf lately and I don't like my golf swing," Obama told Russian televison during an interview a year ago. "It's a game that I keep on thinking I should be good at, and somehow the ball goes this way and that way and never goes straight."

      It kind of sums up his approach to the office of the presidency doesn't it?  One can say his golf playing is a metaphor for his presidency.  So far he's he's spent most of his time in the bunker.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image95
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Perhaps so, FK!  but at least he isn't constantly "out of bounds" like his predecessor was!  LOL!  Good morning to you!

        1. Flightkeeper profile image75
          Flightkeeperposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hi!

    25. Jim Hunter profile image60
      Jim Hunterposted 7 years ago

      I would rather he play golf or take a vacation if the alternative is him trying to "repair" the economy.

      I don't think the US can take too much more of his economic prowess.

      1. lovemychris profile image62
        lovemychrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah--better to elect a Republibagger and they can ruin it again!!

     
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