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July 23, 2017

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lyle

Firth!

henry

Is it over yet?

jimmyk

[reposting]

This is great (2 minute news video):

Queens Woman Confronts Mayor De Blasio

A lot of anger out there.

Threadkiller

I walked away from the tv while Spieth was on the backside of a dune and everyone was scream "line of sight!!!"

I've returned and now he is wandering around a bunch of broadcast trailers.

What did I miss?

Beasts of England

The golf course is over there >>> Jordan!! No, no - over there >>>. Keep going. No, on the other side of the equipment buses. Yeah, over there >>>. No, you can't get a free re-grip while you're here...

Threadkiller

...was screaming..

Threadkiller

Ok.. he's back on the dune.

I assume he moved the ball further away from the hole?

Beasts of England

I've never seen anything like this. Ever.

lyle

Choke.

Threadkiller

What penalty did he incur?

Threadkiller

In Trump's 4d chess world, this was a setup to break the other guy's stride.

lyle

Spieth is trying to give Jean Van De Velde a run for choke champion extraordinaire at The Open.

lyle

But, honestly. How can any dude root against some guy with a nickname like "Kootch"? Huh?

Captain Hate

the British Open is "The Open" and all others need a modifier. I've been living a lie for decades - who knew?

So what? I had an online friend try to correct me in calling a double eagle an albatross. I told him that I heard Gene Sarazin's famous shot called a double eagle and that was all the validation I needed forever.

Beasts of England

He took an unplayable lie, TK.

matt, deplore me if you must

From the last thread, I think that Cleveland needs some Kyrie liaison. That's a Catholic "in" joke.

Frau Klein aber Oho!

jimmyk @ 12:11 - Sock it to'em.
Another victory for a short and feisty woman. Might be something in the water in Queens?

Beasts of England

Tell your friend that an albatross is specific type of double-eagle - a '1' on a par four, Captain Hate.

Beasts of England

A '2' on a par five is a double-eagle, like Gene's.

Beasts of England

One heck of a comeback birdie by Spieth!!

lyle

No kidding!

lyle

I'm not Catholic, but I got that joke, Matt.

Beasts of England

And an eagle by Spieth!! Woot!

Texas Liberty Gal

Eagle Baby!!!!! #Texan

Beasts of England

lol, TLG!!

Common man

Birdie then Eagle? Ice water in his viens

Threadkiller
Americans: It's okay to call this major "The British Open," and don't let anyone tell you otherwise

My fellow Americans, raise your hands if you've had the following experience:

While discussing the third major of the year, you use the words "The British Open." Someone -- usually one of her majesty's citizens or an overzealous American -- informs you in a pedantic tone that it's actually called "The Open Championship," and that using the word "British" is inaccurate, boorish, and a decorum violation somewhere on the spectrum between 'vulgar' and 'barbaric.'Maybe you capitulated, or maybe you grumbled and changed the subject. What you should have done -- and I don't mean to sound nationalistic here -- is to wrap yourself in an American flag and attack them viciously until the police arrive.

Why? Because they're wrong, in every way that it's possible to be wrong....

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/americans-its-okay-to-call-thi

lyle

You know those comments I made earlier on a blog you don't read, Jordan? I take them all back!! 😬

Thomas Collins

My golf lexicon:

A hole in one.

A double eagle.

An eagle.

A birdie.

A par.

A bogey.

A double bogey.

A triple bogey.

A decent hole for TC.

Robin, rained out in upstate NY

The kids at Reddit are comparing situations in Harry Potter books to real life - fake news, banning the use of magic as a defense, not saying Voldemort's name, the corrupt administrative state. I've always thought that JK Rowlings is a classic liberal in that she believes in the power of the individual - the series is a study in good vs. evil.

I wonder if her support of Labour is because she lived on the dole as a single parent while writing the first book.

https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/6p177h/jk_rowling_unwittingly_redpilled_all_us/

Texas Liberty Gal

TK'!!!!!!! "In Trump's 4d chess world, this was a setup to break the other guy's stride."

You nailed it!!!!

Jack is Back!

16, 17 and 18 is where The Open will be won or lost. Hard to believe he choked on short putts first 4 holes then like Lazarus rises from the dead with 2 "stakes through the heart" birdie and eagle putts. Reminds me of Tom Watson more than Jack.

Since RG is insistent on calling The Open the British Open, here is a tennis question: You have the US Open, the French Open and the Australian Open.
What then is the tournament known as Wimbledon, officially called?

Another stake in the heart of the beast.

Beasts of England

Cha-Ching!!

Captain Hate

What a putt

Texas Liberty Gal

lyle - LOL I was going to make a comment about y'all who used the word "Choke" #16 - Birdie!!! Oh yeah!!!

Common man

I meant birdie eagle birdie ice water in his viens

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

I love that Spieth looks 12. I'm torn because it would be nice to see Kuchner finally win.

clara

Well, Spieth is playing tremendously, but I am still pulling for Kooch as he's from near where we live.

lyle

I have sinned, TLG. 😬

Captain Hate

Thanks for the specific explanations, Beasts; those make sense.

Beasts of England

Yes, Common man. And only four putts on the last four greens. He's just praying he doesn't have any more short putts... ;)

Threadkiller

There's an even closer parallel: The U.S. Open of tennis traces its origins back to 1881, while the French Open started in 1891 and the Australian Open began in 1905. We could easily adopt the righteous indignation of the Brits and insist that everyone call the two-week tournament at Flushing Meadows "The Open Championship of Tennis." But we're not pretentious like that—it's not in our blood. (There's no room, what with all the sugar.)

http://www.golfdigest.com/story/americans-its-okay-to-call-thi

lyle

Spieth looks his age to me. That other player who's name escapes but who's been tearing it up this tourney indeed looks 12.

Captain Hate

JiB, I'm pretty sure it's a few words, maybe including "Royal", ending with "at Wimbledon".

Beasts of England

The kid from Canada, lyle - Connelly. He's not shaving yet...

lyle

That's him, Beasts.

Jack is Back!

CH,

Nah. Just "The Championships, Wimbledon" not bad for a former croquet club.

Threadkiller

The introduction to the Golf Digest story:


Editor's note: A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that, to win broadcast rights for the British Open, NBC Sports had to agree as part of the contract that it would refer to the tournament strictly as "the Open" or "the Open Championship." NBC, in turn, had to instruct announcers not to use the phrase “British Open” on the air.

Agree to not do something so obviously incorrect?

#FakeDuffingExperts

Not a subscriber so here is all that I can pull from the mentioned WSJ link:

Dear American Twits: This Golf Event’s Proper Name Is ‘The Open’

Organizers of Britain’s venerable championship have made it their mission to scrub ‘British Open’ from the U.S. vocabulary; Ernie Els gets booed

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-open-is-in-britain-but-dont-call-it-the-british-1500376574

If the definition of Natural Born Citizen were only so easy...

Beasts of England

Koooooooooch!!

lyle

Match play, baby!

narciso

Rowling also worked for amnesty internatl for a time.

Captain Hate

Nice putt, Kooch!

Beasts of England

Five putts in the last five greens. Shazam.

Texas Liberty Gal

Jane - If Kooch was playing against anybody else I'd be pulling for him too. And now they just said his wife & 2 sons have secretly flown to watch him in case he gets his 1st win!!

lyle

One putts are good, yes?

Jack is Back!

clara,

Are you from Winter Park or environs? I remember when Kucher lived in The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach. I think he moved to another house in Ponte Vedra.

Beasts of England

They're the best, lyle - unless you chip in or hole it out from the fairway! :)

lyle

I erroneously thought Kuch had already won a major.

Don't revoke my golf dilettante cred! 😎

Texas Liberty Gal

Jane - if he was playing against anybody but Jordan I'd feel the same way. And now they just reported that Kuchar's s wife & 2 sons have secretly flown to watch him in case he gets his 1st major win.

lyle

Those are zero putts, right, Beasts?!?

Beasts of England

Indeed!

Beasts of England

Congrats, Jordan!! Youngest to win these three legs of the Grand Slam!

Jack is Back!

Only Jack Nicklaus has done what Spieth is about to do. Not Tiger, Not Rory, just Jack and Spieth.

3 legs of the grand slam before your 24th birthday.

Buckeye

Hell of a turnaround.

What does 1st and 2nd pay?

jimmyk

I'm not Catholic, but I got that joke, Matt.

Same.

lyle

Zero putt = excellent. Zero Bloody Mary = not excellent.

One putt = damn good. One Bloody Mary = damn good.

Two putt = less good but not bad on a par 4 or 5. Two Bloody Mary's = damn fine.

glasater

Used to play a lot of golf but had never heard of Albatross. That's a new one..

This is so good from the previous thread I'm going to ask your indulgence in reposting:

The upshot? Order the whole Special Counsel team to cease and desist, and preserve everything they have collected so far, and disband them as an investigatory team. If he does this, President Trump will have successfully baited the administrative state into showing their hand but it will be a hand they simply don't control.

Boom !!!

Then, demand that a bipartisan Congressional Committee draw up a charge sheet of exactly what specific crime(s) is/are in need of investigation. No side trails allowed. Sharma asserts Trump should then demand that Congress pull together a three-judge panel to appoint a new impartial Special Counsel to investigate the charges.

After that, leave your fate in the hands of the voters. Ultimately, the only thing that really matters is what voters think is fair.

Can anyone on the board improve on these suggestions? Would it be better to just fire them and take your chances with the public reaction?

From my vantage point, neither the Special Counsel nor the House or Senate have anything on the President *or* his associates / children, so far after serious effort they can't find anything, and -- by all appearances -- Mueller's team is purposely trying to get #Trump to overreact & create a supposed crisis the administrative state could take full advantage of and control.

Would it be unwise to give them their possible wish by firing Mueller? Or would it be wiser to squash them while efforting to bring in some necessary sunshine?

Whatever the case, I say there's no need to finish any process in time for the 2018 elections. Make this situation boomerang on the deep state, let the question linger beyond the 2018 election cycle but exponse their duplicity via the obvious conflicts inherent in the people chosen for Mueller's Special Counsel team *and* the rather evident Clinton curiosities *and* the also rather evident Obama curiosities.

That should be worth a solid year or three of rumor-licious stories on them individually and collectively. Next thing you know, it's 2020.

RattlerGator | July 23, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

TLG,

It's hard not to root for Spieth. He reminds me of Tiger, who I still love.

Common man

That was incredible. Dallas boy Speith is going to wow us for a long long time

Comanche Voter

A 48 foot Eagle putt will do wonders for you. Ask Jordan Spieth.

clara

JIB, Kooch lives on St. Simons Island, Ga.

Beasts of England

About 1.5 mil for first and close to a million for second. And they get to play golf for a living... :)

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Glas, the problem will always be "it's Archibald Cox and Trump must resign". And the entire media will sing it daily. Doesn't mean he shouldn't do it, but we will go thru hell.

I want him to uncover the dirt on the dems and start putting them all in jail. I hold out almost no hope.

lyle

Spieth's game might be reminiscent of Eldrick's but the comparisons stop right there real fast, IMO.

jimmyk

Frau, her name is Vickie Paladino, I was wondering if she was related to Carl. Certainly in spirit.

Texas Liberty Gal

Speith is such a good decent person too.

Buckeye

RG's post raises some potential good courses of action for Trump.

But I am with OL. Unleash 50 Mitch Rapps with pardons in their pockets.

If Its not in the budget, we can start a GoFundMe campaign :)

Jack is Back!

Boy NBC screwed the pooch by not showing the obligatory shot of the silversmith engraving Spieth's name on the trophy. This is what you get when ABC gave up its rights.

Hope they bring Spieth's remarks. I think they will be just as good if not better than Justin Leonard's at Troon in 1997. Another Dallas kid, IIRC.

Common man

Come back remind me how wrong I was but I seriously doubt you will ever read about Jordan and tumbles with whatever waitress is within arms length.

Texas Liberty Gal

Jane - I love Tiger too. I still cling to hope he'll make a comeback some day but time is dwindling...

Texas Liberty Gal

Spieth - damn I can't spell

Buckeye

About 1.5 mil for first and close to a million for second. And they get to play golf for a living... :)

Tough duty, but somebody has to do it :)

Captain Hate

Boy NBC screwed the pooch by not showing the obligatory shot of the silversmith engraving Spieth's name on the trophy. This is what you get when ABC gave up its rights.

I was just about to commend them for the split screens during commercials but you're right about that. They snagged Tirico from ABC, who is always a pro on the intros.

Dave (in MA)
Used to play a lot of golf but had never heard of Albatross
What flavour is it?
sbw

Tastes like chicken.

Jack is Back!

Mrs. JiB just remarked if championship golf is tough think of how tough it will be for him to be the most eligible bachelor in the world:)

Beasts of England

Tough indeed, JiB!! ;)

What a fine speech by the youngster!! Kooch had tears in his eyes. I didn't - I was just chopping some onions...

Jack is Back!

This is about the time a streaker shows up.

Common man

Now back to swapping paint at 200 mph at the brickyard...

glasater

Jane, I share your sentiments re the special council but what is the crime?

The R congresscritters have to grow spines. Mine is Cathy McMorris Rogers and I plan writing to her regularly.

She voted against TARP in '08. I'm convinced the DC climate has ruined her.

glasater

Tastes like chicken

Heh..

daddy

the British Open is "The Open" and all others need a modifier.
Spalding Ad 1931.

Good Morning:)

Dave (in MA)

https://youtu.be/1PJix23IeF8 Albatross

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

TLG,

I'd be shocked if Tiger ever came back. But he changed golf forever. The comparison to Spieth was about his brain not his morals.

I used to believe I could see Tiger think, and I felt the same way about Spieth. Smart smart smart guys.

lyle

Tiger ain't coming back. Full stop.

Jane (Stand against the Coup)

Glas,

Rubio is my Senator. In 2012 I had cocktails with him and told him I thought the republicans should have a health care bill ready for the next election.

He said: "Oh that's a great idea, I'll get my staff on it".

First of all I can't believe they weren't already on it, and I'm still mad at the lie.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

All this arguing about the British Open vs. The Open.

I never understood why all of a sudden we had to write Beijing instead of Peking.

Plus it's Istanbul not Constantinople!

Threadkiller

Even Jack Nicklaus calls it The British Open?

https://youtu.be/F9qrc8j_okw

#Rube

Texas Liberty Gal

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2017/07/22/what-does-mueller-have-on-manafort/

Not a fan of Rick Moran but he get's this right"

'And it could be a sign that he's having difficulty finding anything if he's already trying to turn a key Trump aide.'

Miss Marple the Deplorable

http://donsurber.blogspot.com/2017/07/uh-oh-cnn-staffer-may-have-caught-on.html?spref=tw

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