What is this handbasket we’re in, and where is it going?

Let them play golf

So there has been a lot going on in the world in the past week I’ve spent trying to ignore it. Usually I write about the inane and superfluous. Rarely will I be relegated to talking politics. If I want to kill brain cells, I know where the bar is – and there are already an abundance of blogs on the subject anyway. But sometimes you just need to take a potshot at our current President, particularly in light of his recent vow of golf-celibacy.

Go ahead, read it; I’ll wait. If you’re part of that lazy, illiterate “tl;dr” sect, here’s the gist – George “Make the Pie Higher!” Bush has officially given up the game of golf to express solidarity with the troops serving in the wars abroad. How very generous!

I’m pretty sure you can only enter a person for the Biggest Douche in the Universe award once, and I’m torn between which event makes our President more deserving – Bush giving up golf to empathize with our troops or his “mission accomplished” pilot jump suit appearance. Needless to say, it’s a close race.

How off base do you have to be to compare golf-abstinence to the hardships faced by a soldier fighting in a country he or she didn’t give a shit about until 2002? How do the horrors of war compare to that 17th hole? Of all the poor juxtapositional statements made in the entire history of the world, none is more baffling. Marie Antoinette would be proud – let them eat cake, indeed.

Our soldiers are out there, fighting on a barren plot of land half way around the world on behalf of a people who do not want, indeed have never wanted, our help or influence. Our country mourns the loss of every single life lost in that meaningless conflict. But it’s okay, Mr. Bush has given up golf.

At this point, our President would better serve the country by spending more time on the links. The less he says, the fewer opportunities he has to further discredit his lofty office, the fewer actual decisions he has to make, the better.

May he never hit for par again.


May 27, 2008 - Posted by | Diatribe, Political Rants


  1. Jason Paul, “there’s already plenty” is so wrong. Why? Because “plenty” implies more than one, plural. “Is” implies one, singular (I’m not arguing semantics here; I’m more concerned with your grammar). The correct grammar would be “there are plenty.” And why do you have a comma between “world” and “on”? What rule are you following? Enlighten me,please.

    How’s the bachelor party planning going? I’m assuming you’re all going golfing.

    Talk to you later. Love, Mom

    Comment by Mom | May 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. That’s just how I talk, Mom.

    Comment by jpscow | May 27, 2008 | Reply

  3. 🙂

    Comment by myglobalhustle | May 27, 2008 | Reply

  4. any places online 2 find out more about the sport?

    Comment by myglobalhustle | June 3, 2008 | Reply

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