Digest for rec.sport.golf@googlegroups.com - 7 updates in 4 topics

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Carbon <nobrac@nospam.tampabay.rr.com>: May 29 08:34PM -0400

On 05/28/2017 10:54 AM, Dene wrote:
>> Just remember folks, it's not the treason that's important, it's the whistleblowers who disclosed it.
> Given this rationale, Snowden must be a saint in your eyes and should be returned to my country with the ticker parade.

Bad analogy. Snowden didn't collude with an enemy state.
What Snowden did do was lift the covers off widespread, systemic, post-legal surveillance by the American intelligence industry. They've had the goods on Trump since the beginning. It's over.
Alan Baker <alangbaker@telus.net>: May 29 08:07PM -0700

On 2017-05-29 5:12 PM, Moderate wrote:
>> What leaks can you cite that support your claim?
> Comey's notes? Ever hear about it?
What precisely are you claiming?
Or is it you're afraid to make a plain statement?
Alan Baker <alangbaker@telus.net>: May 29 08:08PM -0700

On 2017-05-29 5:16 PM, Moderate wrote:
>> tell us about it from other right-wing members of the agency if there
>> were really nothing there.
> Russian influence?
You're speculating that the Russians are influencing the FBI, are you?
> Leaks?
What leaks?
> Susan Rice?
Make specific claims.
>The DNC? Anyone's guess.
Made up guesses is all you've got.
"Lyin' Like Obama" <his.lips.are.moving.he.is.lying@naacp.org>: May 30 05:03AM +0200

Tiger Woods was arrested on a charge of driving under the
influence early Monday near his home in Jupiter, Florida,
according to an online Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report.
In a statement released Monday evening, Woods said alcohol was
not a factor in his arrest, which he said stemmed from an
"unexpected reaction" to prescription medication.
"I understand the severity of what I did and I take full
responsibility for my actions," Woods said in the statement. "I
want the public to know that alcohol was not involved. What
happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I
didn't realize the mix of medications had affected me so
"I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family,
friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too. I will do
everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.
"I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to
personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police
Department and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office for their
Lying sack of shit.
Moderate <nospam@noemail.com>: May 29 07:12PM -0500

>> We have leaks aplenty. You are grasping at thin hair.
> What leaks can you cite that support your claim?
Comey's notes? Ever hear about it?
Moderate <nospam@noemail.com>: May 29 07:16PM -0500

> that Comey was a Republican, and that there would be lots of leaks to
> tell us about it from other right-wing members of the agency if there
> were really nothing there.
Russian influence? Leaks? Susan Rice? The DNC? Anyone's guess.
"It's About Time" <make.them.pay@nbc.com>: May 30 01:36AM +0200

It's not—as the various credible news sites have it—a pretty
timeline. Tiger Woods was arrested on a DUI charge in Jupiter,
Fla., on Memorial Day at around 3 a.m., booked at a Palm Beach
County jail at 7:18 a.m. and released under his own recognizance
around 11 a.m. By high noon, his mug shot was all over the
Woods lives up the road from Jupiter on the secluded barrier
beach of Hobe Sound, but his restaurant, the Woods Jupiter, is
in Jupiter, a beachside almost suburban in the northern tip of
Palm Beach County. He was pulled over, according to local news
reports, near the intersection of Military Trail and Indian
Creek Parkway, about three miles south of his restaurant and
further from his home. It was not immediately known whether
there were passengers in the car.
Many police in Jupiter and sheriffs in Palm Beach County know
the many famous golfers who live there and their watering holes,
too. They work the Honda Classic each year and many other golf
events and big-ticket parties, both public and private.
The mug shot, not surprisingly, shows Woods as you have never
seen him before. It is disturbing. In it, the iconic golfer, 41,
a single father of two children, wears a white T-shirt and he
looks bloated, exhausted and unkempt. DUI in Florida is a state
crime, according to a state government website, triggered by
"impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or
breath alcohol level of .08 or above." The broad terms cover
both drunk driving and impairment by drug use. A first offense
typically does not carry any prison time. Woods spent eight
hours in custody on Monday. There is no known record of him ever
being arrested before.
In his playing prime, Woods spent his Memorial Day weekends
playing in Jack Nicklaus's Memorial tournament, which Woods has
won a record five times, most recently in 2012. In Woods's
California youth, growing up as the son of an Army colonel who
knew many who died in Vietnam and other wars, Memorial Day
presumably had in his house its intended and serious meaning.
But his Memorial Day arrest, at a time in his life when he is
recovering from surgery, is a stark reminder of where Woods's
life is right now. On his website on May 24, in a posted short
first-person essay that was unusually personal, Woods wrote, "As
for returning to competitive golf, the long-term prognosis is
positive. My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was
successful. It's just a matter of not screwing up and letting it
fuse. I'm walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to
and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There's no
It continued: "But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play
professional golf again.
Presently, I'm not looking ahead. I can't twist for another two
and a half to three months. Right now, my sole focus is rehab
and doing what the doctors tell me. I am concentrating on short-
term goals."
Every chance he gets, Woods talks about the role he plays in his
the life of his son and daughter and what it means to him. It's
moving and telling. But few 41-year-old men want to be a
fulltime dad and nothing else. Woods used to have golf to fill
his time, to give him drive, to let him exercise his vast
competitive urge. For now, anyway, he doesn't. Still, the time
must be filled. Tiger Woods faces the challenge we all do: how
to fill that time productively. The answer to that difficult
question for him now seems more pressing.
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