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    Tin Cup

    I'm watching Tiger.

    My generation grew up with the first underground art form—the comic book. We would see pix with scrawling underneath those pix...kind of like silent films!

    All MSM at the time would diss anything written that was under par by elite standards as nothing more than comic book level as it were.

    Well, I am 47 years of age and it is 1997 and I watch this multi-racial entity/individual (Tiger became a corporate entity by 1996) and this ubermench conquers the single most racist all-men's club in the world and he destroys its course records.

    We all know that his Dad could not even have entered the Master's Course twenty years before this epic performance regardless of how many military medals he might have produced. Unless he was waiting on tables or carrying a bag. hahahahaaha

    This is the most fun I have had since 08 really.

    The Open Championship (US) is the stuff of legend. Tin Cup has to be one of my top favorite films with Costner playing a 40 year old Jake from Silverado!

    A 40 year-old teen! ha

    If you recall Tin Cup just reminded us that ANYONE can find some way to qualify regardless of race, color, creed or history for the U.S. Open! (as long as you had a scrotum of course)

    Anyway it is 4:02 pm CDT and Woods leads the field -2 (in relation to 70 par).


    (I gotta add this aside. It is 1997 and this 'colored feller' comes onto the National Scene onto the most white stage in the history of the US and South Africa and I cannot believe that this one man did not have some effect upon the elections of 2008. Of course Woods did expressly endorse Barack as President of the United States of America.)

    Yeah, two holes later or two days later and Woods is back being dissed by sport reporters who have the tendency to have coitus with anything that walks.

    Bertrand Russell tells us all that reality (I mean unless you got 3 to 1 odds in Vegas with a thou or ten thou or whatever) might involve us all in the philosophy of politics.

    Politics are getting more inane and I have an opportunity to see not only how incompetent I have been in this area of illogical competition but how totally inane the American People actually are with respect to Politics. For all of these Northern States to actually vote repubs into office totally discombobulates me. But then again, that is just me.

    Oh on the state wide field we are shown that public unions are dissed, private unions are ignored, voting rights are abridged, women's rights are abridged, corporate rights are enlarged, rich people's rights are enlarged....

    Oh I am so very surprised!

    Again, I am re-reading Russell again on: A History of Western Philosophy—which I think every college freshmen should have come upon in their studies somewhere and at least have the intuition to read the Cliff Notes—although Russell is the Cliff Notes when you think about it!

    In it, the two women lambasted the state GOP’s bent toward conspiracy theories and social ideologues rather than the calmer, pragmatic ways of the past. Petsas was quoted as saying the state party had been “hijacked” at the highest levels.

    This did not sit well with Wikfors, who was hired as the chief spokesman for the party in August.

    Ms. Petsas ran off to Laurie Roberts and engaged her in a ‘bitch session,’” Wikfors wrote on his blog, Sonoran Alliance. “Frankly, I’m getting a little tired of people like Kathy Petsas and even some of the political consultants who don’t do a damn thing for their Republican Party.”

    Wikfors defended his use of the phrase in an interview Wednesday with Phoenix television station KTVK. “It’s a colloquialism,” he said. “It’s universally used. Go to any corporate boardroom and you’ll hear that reference.”

    All kidding aside, Wikfors has a point.

    I really do believe that all sorts of words and phrases might be heard in a corporate boardroom.

    As a matter of fact, a friend of mine installs tech in a number of corporate boardrooms across the state and as a favor he installed some bugs so that I might have a chance to listen in on some the conversations of these great Americans who run this country:

    As I was telling Cantor the other day; Eric get off of your ass and impeach the sonofabitch for chrissakes!


    Look, a few blue rabbits and a few hundred cases of lukemia (hell half of those cases involve people over 70 years of age for chrissakes) and the goddamn liberals would shut down our entire energy program!


    Taxes? Goddamn it they should be paying us for all we do for this goddamn country instead of the other way around!

    Tom, our corporation has not paid taxes in years.

    I'm talking about us not the corporation! Corporations do not pay taxes unless management is made up of idiots!


    4:33 PM CDT; my hero is in the sandtrap at 2 strokes on a 4 par hole. How can he play the impossible on this course that hates to accommodate trap players>

    Spectacular save! I mean Tiger is within three feet?

    Back onto reality:

    Women are everywhere," Kilmeade said. "We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.”

    With that, Carlson was out of her seat.

    "You know what?" she said, walking away. "You know what? You read the headlines, since men are so great. Go ahead."

    "Finally!" Kilmeade said, adding, "leaving an all-male crew."

    "In all your glory, go for it!" Carlson said. As she departed, Kilmeade cracked, "eh, she needed a shower."


    Well some FOX females might just have had it! We can only hope.

    Tiger surveys his 4' putt (I was wrong) –missed it! Damn. Tied for first!

    But is there hope for America? Is there hope for the Nation that longed for the ability to reach the moon and find a cure for Polio?

    After all these kinds of questions deal with REAL POLITIQUE!

    It’s that the proportion of college graduates who are creationists is exactly the same as for the general public. That’s right: 46 percent of Americans with sixteen long years of education under their belt believe the story of Adam and Eve is literally true. Even 25 percent of Americans with graduate degrees believe dinosaurs and humans romped together before Noah’s flood. Needless to say, this remarkable demonstration of educational failure attracts little attention from those who call for improving our schools.

    Meanwhile we are at the 6th and Tiger places his tee.

    Remember, holes 1-6 represent the worst challenges on this US OPEN COURSE.

    I am just relieved to know that the TEAPARTY does not engage racism in its propaganda.

    (Tiger hangs his second on the lip of the trap this time. Inches mean everything. And Tiger will get back to par and one stroke behind. Damn life is tough!)

    Well, I concede that there are racists within the movement, maybe many more than I had realised. But pending further evidence I'm not quite ready to accept Robinson's claim that this has been its "stock in trade" all along. The only way to get a feel for what animates the members of this sprawling and inchoate grassroots movement is to attend their events and talk to them. And all I can say is that whenever I have done so there has been precious little evidence of racism, either on or below the surface. It's not as if they have a habit of clamming up in the presence of reporters. Most seem eager to talk vehemently about their ideas.

    Oh good. I mean I feel better!

    The Bulletin reports that Marler, who told the newspaper she would stop using the joke, said the following as an ice-breaker in her speech:

    A black kid asks his mom, ‘Mama, what’s a democracy?’ “‘Well, son, that be when white folks work every day so us po’ folks can get all our benefits.’“‘But mama, don’t the white folk get mad about that?’“‘They sho do, son. They sho do. And that’s called racism."

    Well, that just about says it all? Huh?

    But repubs understand that even if they lose the 'negro vote' I mean they got the female vote...right?

    Michigan House Republicans blocked a state representative from speaking on the floor on Thursday after she referenced certain parts of female anatomy in a speech on an abortion bill.

    Finally, Mr. Speaker, I’m flattered that you’re all so interested in my vagina, but ‘no’ means ‘no,’” Rep. Lisa Brown (D) said to cap her remarks in which she expressed stark opposition to a series of bills regulating abortion, including one that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks unless the woman’s life was in danger, according to The Detroit News.

    House Republicans called the remarks over the line and barred her from participating in a subsequent debate on education.

    It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women,” one state representative said. “I would not say that in mixed company."

    (Ramona does much with this lovely quote!)

    (Two bogies in a row and now Tiger has a five footer to hold onto a partial lead! Three misses in a row. It is all over now, life offers me no hope! I have switched to the Food Channel and re-hidden my pistol)

    Evangelical parents may care less that their children learn science than that they avoid going to hell, but Miller points out that many of the major challenges facing the nation—and the world—are scientific in nature: climate change and energy policy, for instance. “To have a near majority essentially rejecting the scientific method is very troubling,” he says. And to have solidly grounded science waved away as political and theological propaganda could not come at a worse time. “Sea-level rise” is a “left-wing term,” said Virginia state legislator Chris Stolle, a Republican, successfully urging its replacement in a state-commissioned study by the expression “recurrent flooding.”

    The group Answers in Genesis, which runs the Creation Museum, has plans to build a full-size replica of Noah’s Ark as part of its Ark Encounter theme park. If that “recurrent flooding” really gets going, you may wish you’d booked a cabin.

    Our President has no respect.




    During his remarks, Obama suddenly addressed a person in the crowd, telling him that he was not yet taking questions. "Excuse me, sir, it's not time for questions, sir," Obama said. "Not while I'm speaking."

    At the end of his speech, Obama referred back to the person who interrupted him. "And the answer to your question is sir, and the next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask that question, is this is the right thing to do for the American people...I didn't ask for an argument. I'm answering your question," he said, speaking over the man's protests. "It is the right thing to do for the American people."

    The camera flashed to a man in a suit wearing sunglasses. He was quickly identified as The Daily Caller's Neil Munro, who wrote about the news of Obama's announcement on Friday.

    So how does the honorable opposition feel about courtesies given to our elected officials?

    If the president is going to have his people coming to my rallies, and heckling, why, we'll show them that, you know, we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does," Romney said at an event outside Solyndra headquarters in California.

    Okie dokie then. There aint no rules!

    Oh yeah, I could not help but get back to ESPN and guess what. Remembrances of things past?

    The Open Championship (US) is the stuff of legend. Tin Cup has to be one of my top favorite films with Costner playing a 40 year old Jake from Silverado!

    A 40 year-old teen! Ha

    Well a 17 year old who is supposedly entering the 12th grade in September is now leading the US OPEN at 5:35 PM CDT! WHAT?


    MY life is over. Woods will lose. Whiter than white will win. The repubs will be ecstatic. Repubs take over the White House, the House and the Senate. Voting rights for anyone making under 40 grand a year will be abbreviated; food stamps will be erased from the records; oil subsidies will be increased; all tax credits for wind energy and sun energy will be excised; everyone earning less than $50,000 a year will have their tax credits erased and tax deductions erased and be compelled to pay a 10% excise tax; women will have to register their vaginas;

    But wait! Tiger birdies and is even par for the tournament and all is not lost following his tenth hole.

    Oh well. I shall report on progress as the tournament goes on.

    By the way, even at my age, the 17 year old's mom is hot!

    Bou Hossler?

    Well she may not know how to spell, but Bou's mumsy is hot!

    Is that sexist?

    I don't care, SHE IS HOT!

    The end for now.



    Oh I must add this on as I promised:


    Tiger will win it all and Obama will win and minorities in this country shall survive!




         " I don't care SHE IS HOT"

    DD they raise them pretty in that North Florida County.  My oldest grand daughter is an example. I am sure she was watching the Open too.

    That is one of the best pieces I have read that you have done.  You had me laughing even with the crappy politics.  

    Well somebody read this! hahahahahah

    North Florida huh?

    Well forty years ago I should have immigrated. hahahaha

    Thank you for appreciating this. It was a first as far as style...assuming I have style. hahah

    I loved this piece too, DD, although wouldn't cave paintings be the first underground art form?  

    It's always fun to try to follow your mind's wanderings.  I get lost sometimes, but always enjoy the journey.


    I start off lost Mr Smith.hahahaha

    It is only when I find myself in some semblance of reality that I become depressed.

    Reality sucks sometimes. hahahah

    I was my cousin Mathew that was responsible for giving this country boy his big city cultural awareness. Introducing me to the wonders of this fine art.

    Ahhh, Mad magazine!  I had more than my share of Mad magazines confiscated by nuns in the fifth grade, the one year I went to Catholic school.  I think Mad shaped a lot of young minds and not just those that went into the field of comedy ... I still remember specific jokes and concepts that I first learned about from Mad magazine... like the meaning of "planned obsolescence"...

    There was a semi-popular poet in the 40's and 50's named Edgar A. Guest.  He wrote cutesy little poems and homilies.  My parents owned a small book of his poetry entitled, A Heap O' Living... the title poem concluding that "It takes a heap o' livin' to make a house a home."  Mad magazine put in the margin of one of their issues, their response: "It takes a heap o' homing to make a pigeon-toed."... 50 years later, I still like that joke.



    Aaaaaaaaaaaah, there was nothing around that even came close to Mad Magazine!

    Except for Twilight Zone, everything else was white bread!

    I have a complete set on DVD rom.

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