April 11, 2011

"President Obama, who often plays golf on weekends doesn't love the links..."

"... it's just one of the only ways for him to get outside and still remain in his security bubble."

Golf is just the one way the poor man can experience the semblance of normal.

74 comments:

Tim said...

People will buy this, just as they bought the risible notion he was actually qualified for office.

Lincolntf said...

As others have pointed out, he has the entirety of Camp David a finger-snap away. But he might have to do some work up there. No desks on the links.

mesquito said...

Dude seriously needs a ranch. Then he can get a pick-up truck, a chain saw, a mountain bike, etc.

Get to work on the cedars, Hoss.

chickelit said...

Obama loves the Links--ask any German.

mockmook said...

He could resign.

Fen said...

"I just miss -- I miss being anonymous. ... "I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. "

Memo

RE: Obama is American poll stats

Growing number of Americans feel POTUS is not one of them.
Find softball venue. CNN or NPR related.
Talk about sleeping late, washing car, buying groceries, etc.

WH Communications

Lem said...

"I miss Monday morning, rolling out of bed, shaving, getting picked up by the carpool, the drive to the office, drinking coffee, filling up the gas tank, having working lunches. I can't take a working lunch... You see, I'm unemployed."

David said...

"I just want to go through Central Park (in New York) and watch folks passing by...Spend the whole day watching people. I miss that."

Go for it, Barack. Who knows what you might learn?

SteveR said...

I just want to stop feeling like telling people how stupid they were to believe this was going to anything close to the sales pitch.

crazy legs said...

Frankly, driving to the market with his girls to squeeze melons sounds like a creepy euphemism for something...



word verification: sluyoke. A harness used to connect two sluts.

al said...

If he misses having a "life" why is running for a second term?

Only the completely clueless will fall for this line. Then again - they probably voted for him in 2008.

Chip S. said...

He doesn't have a golf addiction at all. He can quite any time he wants.

AJ Lynch said...

He misses squeezing the fruit on Sat. mornings??

WTF- what guy would even say that out loud let alone admit it in an interview?

Kevin said...

Dude seriously needs a ranch. Then he can get a pick-up truck, a chain saw, a mountain bike, etc.

He does have a "ranch", courtesy of the Federal taxpayer, called Camp David - a secure area where he can do outdoors stuff to his heart's content. Maybe a 20 minute helicopter ride from DC.

Whiner.

E.M. Davis said...

So they're basically admitting he's a Bubble Boy?

E.M. Davis said...

He seriously is the Complainer-In-Chief.

Big Mike said...

You'd think he'd bring a nice brie to go with all that whine.

edutcher said...

Fen stole my thing.

Yeah, he just wants to be one of the common people, schlepping on down to Whole foods to pick out arugula, having a weekend bbq of Waygu steak, insisting on Grey Poupon for his hot dog...

Just another Joe who wants to fade into the background only being on television maybe twice a week.

Lincolntf said...

Maybe "squeezing the fruit" is slang for "kickin' it hardcore" on the mean streets around Occidental College.

Lem said...

It could be that Obama is homesick.

The CIA estimates the unemployment rate in Kenya at 40%.

Paul said...

Well Ann I hope in 2012 we can help Obama 'experience the normal life".

Or as Trump would say, "you are fired".

Akeitay said...

"Poor man".

Ann, he's the president of the United States. And you're a snarky right-wing blogger.

You're the one to be pitied, not him.

Mark said...

Oh, the burden of being King.

Pull!

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Fen said...

Akeitay: Ann, he's the president of the United States.

No. He's DHOTUS. Diversity Hire of the United States. Incompetent. Unqualified. Chosen because of his skin color. Can't handle the work load. Grows frustrated and bitter and angry. Blames his failure on racism or "the system".

And people like you and Ann put him power.

Mark said...

What I take from this "story": The Won has finally realized that the Sun King Presidency produces some seriously bad political optics.

Chip Ahoy said...

Harsh.

ET1492 said...

Don't squeeze the fruit! You'll bruise the flesh and no one else will buy it. What a waste. There are starving children in Third-World-country-of-your-choice don't you know? (I used to work in a grocery store.)

If you're looking for some ripe peaches, pineapples, cantaloupe or whatever, take a sniff. If it doesn't smell like anything, it's not ripe yet. If it smells like fruit, buy it.

I won't buy unripe peaches, plums, apricots and other stone fruits. They either never get sweet enough or turn to mush before they do.

Pears and bananas ripen well, so you can buy them hard and they will ripen well at home.

Buy hard avocados with green skin and eat them when they turn black (on the outside, of course...) Mangoes are picked stone-hard, so you might as well buy them that way, unless you live in the tropics, and let them ripen at home. Champagne mangoes, the orange ones, always turn out good for me.

Synova said...

I can't believe he's making excuses.

It's presidential to make excuses.

And everyone understands how nasty it would be to have constant security around you and no privacy and no freedom of movement. Only sympathy generally lasts just to long as someone doesn't seem to be feeling sorry for themselves. After all, if they've got that covered why should anyone else bother?

It's what he signed up for, and he ought to suck it up.

And he shouldn't make excuses for what he decides to do with his time. The people criticizing him for playing golf certainly aren't going to be persuaded.

Synova said...

Missed a "not" in front of presidential. sigh

pbAndj said...

I'm sure Lincolntf is an expert re "kickin' it hardcore."

Harry Phartz said...

Whaddaya mean poor? He hauled in several million in each of '08 and '09, when he's out of office he could defecate another book and get $7M upfront for it, and has a nice pension. Poor he is not.

pbAndj said...

Fen,

Do you think it will ever occur to you that the term 'DHOTUS' isn't nearly as clever as you currently think it is?

traditionalguy said...

The Dunham side of the family is expressing itself. Golf is a Scottish walking game. If the therapy helps him take out his aggressions in a civilized way, the Taliban guys playing Dodge Drone in Pakistan will appreciate that.

bagoh20 said...

Do you think it will ever occur to you that Obama isn't nearly as clever as you currently think he is?

Quayle said...

I miss being anonymous.

Yet another thing he didn't understand or think through before he ran.

bgates said...

President Obama, who often plays golf, doesn't love the links.

President Obama, who has sent American planes into Libya, doesn't love interfering with the internal affairs of other countries.

President Obama, who often stated his opposition to the individual mandate, doesn't love having the Justice Department defend one in the courts.

President Obama, who often speaks in support of Al Sharpton, doesn't love fostering racial conflict.

President Obama, who often pledged not to raise taxes, doesn't love raising the federal debt a trillion dollars a year faster than Bush.

President Obama, who often exhibits the kind of behavior you'd expect from a lazy slow-witted spoiled arrogant America-hating dick, doesn't love that so many people are figuring out that he's a lazy slow-witted spoiled arrogant America-hating dick.

But whether he loves it or not, it's happening.

edutcher said...

pbAndj said...

Fen,

Do you think it will ever occur to you that the term 'DHOTUS' isn't nearly as clever as you currently think it is?


No, problem is, the truth hurts and that's the truth about Little zero and more people are waking up to it every day.

JAL said...

As above. Camp David. He can walk all he wants. 120 acres. One hole golf course (with sand trap, I think), driving range ...

Well, actually, let's go to the the Obama White House's Camp David for a Weekend Promo to see what *we* can do since he isn't there:

The Presidential Retreat offers tennis, bowling, horseshoes, basketball, fly fishing, swimming, archery, skeet shooting, and hiking. There is also a one-hole golf course just outside the President's cabin and a driving range on the other side of the camp. Bikes and golf carts are readily available and are a convenient way to get around.

For evening entertainment, you can shoot some pool at the rec room, hang out at the video arcade, go bowling, read in the library, or catch a movie in the small theater located in the Hickory Lodge. You can also enjoy a late-night snack and drinks at the Mountain Top Cafe.


I suppose we should be glad he's not letting Andy Stern jump on the bed in the Lincoln bedroom.

Milwaukee said...

The lack of sympathy and understanding here for that courageous man is outrageous. Have you people no decency! He was covering for Michelle. He is a stand up guy. No way he is going to dis his "baby momma" in public. During the week days he can avoid her with the excuse that he is working. She too is cooped up in the White House, and he can only avoid her so long. Does anyone think Michelle is happy being a prisoner-of-the-press in the White House? Going golfing is a great way to get some space between himself and her, and her mom. I'll bet smoking isn't a problem on the golf course for Mr. President. Don't tell me all the previous posters are happily married, that is statistically unlikely. Feel his pain. Besides, the four hours he is golfing he isn't attacking peaceful Muslim countries who are in the midst of a misunderstanding with undesirables who have an over grown sense of entitlement, like in Libya. Give him the same benefit of the doubt that I am sure he would give any one of us. Good grief.

traditionalguy said...

Obama had better watch out for any box of golf balls gift from Boehner who will slip in a couple of balls that go in strange directions or blow up into white powder in his face when struck.

JAL said...

Form the website above:

Weekend at Camp David

Spend a Weekend at Camp David

As an extraordinary gesture of openness and transparency,the Obama Administration is proud to offer the Weekend at Camp David program.


Yeah, I would say patting themselves on the back as much as they do is an extraordinary gesture alright. I wonder if their broken arms bother them much.

Please deliver us in 2012.

Someone.

Milwaukee said...

JAL, did you forget that President Obama described his bowling ability by comparing himself to a Special Olympics Athlete? Why did you bring up bowling? Are you a hater? Lighten up. He should take up bowling. Most bowling allies reek of cigarette smoke. He could smoke there and claim his clothes smell like smoke because of the ally. Be nice.

Synova said...

DHOTUS is extremely rude.

Unfortunately, there is no disputing the fact that one of the reasons that *many* people voted for him was that they really wanted, really badly wanted, to have a black president.

A person can pretend that's not true, but a person can pretend a whole lot of things inside their own heads.

Leo Ladenson said...

You see, I'm unemployed.


I can smell 1/20/2013 from here.

Leo Ladenson said...

Unfortunately, there is no disputing the fact that one of the reasons that *many* people voted for him


It's the sine qua non. No white man or woman with his record would have been elected.

wldbil said...

Thank God for people like Representative Paul Ryan, a future POTUS for sure....
Meanwhile Mullah Obama is focused like a laser on his short game and the caliphate…

Quayle said...

Obama's presidency is looking a lot like Rory's final back 9.

Mark said...

Synova, he'll stop being "Black" and start being "Mixed Race" in the second week of November 2012.

pbAndj said...

"Unfortunately, there is no disputing the fact that one of the reasons that *many* people voted for him was that they really wanted, really badly wanted, to have a black president.

A person can pretend that's not true, but a person can pretend a whole lot of things inside their own heads."

If being a black candidate is so great why haven't we had an endless string of black presidents?

And, why did BHO very carefully avoid being seen as a black candidate?

And, why is it that many of BHO's adversaries like to constantly repeat that BHO is black/halfrican/magic negro/diversity hire? Are they trying to help him? A person really can pretend a whole lot of things inside their own heads.

Revenant said...

Why can't he just browse porn in his man-cave like a normal guy?

Mark said...

And, why did BHO very carefully avoid being seen as a black candidate?

To avoid the negative stereotypes. To allow anyone who attacked his real weaknesses to be portrayed as "racist". To have his waffle and eat it too.

Not a hard question.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

And while Zero pines for his opportunity to rule China, he can be reassured that the links holds the tranquility of his own thoughts while America pays the price of his cynical worldview.

Meh.

Fen said...

Awww. The Chicago Sun Times didn't approve of my 8:59 PM post. Poor babies.

gemma said...

Poor man. We used to hit the links too but now? We buy gas for the car.

Fen said...

Fen, Do you think it will ever occur to you that the term 'DHOTUS' isn't nearly as clever as you currently think it is?

Nope. I'm happy with it. Kerry's swiftboating worked because he became the man so many people know in their platoons and office cubicles: the incompetent buffoon that is promoted out of everyone's hair. "Let him be someone else's problem". Millions of Americans know and work with "that guy".

Likewise, Obama is the archetypal Diversity Hire. Unqualified. Chosen because of his skin color. Can't handle the work load. Grows frustrated and bitter and angry. Blames his failure on racism or "the system". Millions of Americans know and work with "that guy".

DHOTUS
Diversity Hire of The United States

Leland said...

With mockmook; if the stress is too much, then resign. Don't tell me how tough the job is. Other people are willing to do it.

Fen said...

Kerry's swiftboating worked because he became the man so many people know in their platoons and office cubicles: the incompetent buffoon that is promoted out of everyone's hair.

On the military side, Kerry became the guy who is always inflating his war record. Dressing up in combat gear he's never worn to videotape himself being Rambo. Kerry would actually show these homemade movies to his dates to try to get laid. We all knew "that guy".

mun said...

Boo Hoo.
He wanted the job.
Now do it.

Quaestor said...

He wanted the job.
Now do it.


And he's planning to spend a BILLION dollars to keep it. (Just consider that number for a brief minute. It wasn't too long ago a billion was the number Carl Sagan used to impress us with sheer scale. Now that the deficit is reckoned with twelve significant zeros a billion is chump change. Shit.)

Reading about Zero whiny complaints makes me sick.

wv: backi - Want to repel people? Chew some.

AllenS said...

Did he give up shooting hoops? That can be accomplished right there at the White House. I think Milwaukee has it right. He wants to get away from Michelle and smoke his ass off.

WV: snuck

Michael said...

pbandj: You don't know much about how liberals use and perceive blacks do you? Liberals would never elect a "real" black, a Sharpton or a Jackson, because not very deep down they neither like nor trust blacks. They would certainly never believe that a Sharpton or Jackson or another "real" black person would be able to handle the job of president. But a half black? An ivy league half black? That spoke in complete, subject and verb agreeing English? That employed the splendid lilt of black English but in real Ivy League English? There, my liberal brother, is the man. And who knew this better than all, better than you and all the smug believers? BHO.

Don't Tread 2012 said...

@Fen

"Millions of Americans know and work with "that guy"."

Yeah, we all know 'that guy', don't we...

The guy that always asks for assistance; the guy that shys from challenges; the guy that expects special treatment/consideration.

The guy that doesn't connect the dots between having a job and being productive to keep it.

The word 'entitled' is relevant.

Roger J. said...

Traditional Guy--I thought the Acme corporation went out of business years ago.

Drew said...

Does Sarah Palin golf?

Jim said...

The golf course is one of the last places one can smoke with impunity.

Jimbo

AprilApple said...

Always an excuse. I see the MSM is happy to shovel it.

Fen said...

Don't Tread: Yeah, we all know 'that guy', don't we...

The guy that always asks for assistance; the guy that shys from challenges; the guy that expects special treatment/consideration.

The guy that doesn't connect the dots between having a job and being productive to keep it.

The word 'entitled' is relevant.


Yup. The good news is that, when it comes to the Presidency, we've gotten the affirmative action / diversity hire PCBS out of the way. So the next black president will be chosen because of his ability instead of his skin color.

Bad time to go through this though. In 2012, the "new civility" Democrats will declare "blaming all of these problems on the last president is no longer a valid argument".

I tried to place a bet on it, but they won't even give me odds on it.

Michael said...

I am delighted that he plays golf and wish he played more, lots more. He is an annoyance as well as an incompetent and the more he is away from his desk the better for us all. I could consider a second term if he would play 36 holes daily and if we had a Republican senate. I would definitely vote for him if he took up extreme fighting and scheduled a fight a week.

Brad said...

First, re "missing anonymity" ... what a crock. Unless he's a complete meathead, he knew "running for President = goodbye anonymity." He volunteered for the life he's leading now - don't whine about the price you agreed to pay

Second, re not loving golf ... (1) He'd score more points with me if he did love golf - at least we'd have something in common; and (2) why do I suspect him playing golf isn't polling well?????

Fen said...

Second, re not loving golf ...

Just remember that next time we catch him playing golf - he is NOT having fun, he would MUCH rather be back at the office, making the oceans rise or the planet cool or somesuch.

Will said...

Just a way to get away from Michelle for a few hours. Can you blame him?

Strelnikov said...

I thought the main advantage of being black in America was that you didn't have to golf.

Robin said...

He sure is a whiny little ....