Nero fiddled, Obama Golfs
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Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#24 Apr 11, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Loneliness and bitterness. Years of both. And likely some sort of childhood trauma/sexual abuse. Poor con......
Your Fellow Topix Posters are aware of How you got so Fauched up.(Mommy and her Crother's unholy coupling creating you)

What we want to know is why are you still here. What you just described about you youth should have inspired you to "check out".....why are you still here?
Christingle Matthews

Grantsburg, WI

#25 Apr 11, 2013

"Crother" is apparently the Ghetto Name that Slewsies Uncle's Baby Momma gave him at birth

Seattle, WA

#26 Apr 11, 2013

Loneliness and bitterness. Years of both. And likely some sort of childhood trauma/sexual abuse. Poor con......

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#27 Apr 11, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Princess, I slapped down your supposed correction. Maybe you should work on that reading comprehension again. Here it is again for you to peruse, even though you are unlikely to understand it.
Correcting others' spelling again princess? This always ends badly for you. Give up the spell check princess bit before you get slapped down again.
Is there a difference between "publicly" and "publically?"?
I know "publically" is often seen as either an incorrect or alternate spelling of "publicly," but refers to some quasi-law term when defining "publically," suggesting to me that there's an actual usage difference between these words. Is there anyone out there who definitively knows if there's an actual difference in meaning between these two words?
The Columbia Guide to Standard English says there is no difference between the two words; they are just two different spellings, with "publicly" being the most common and accepted form. I imagine "publically" is used more often in law because it is a bigger word and looks more impressive :-) ...
Now go run that piece of mental floss from one ear and out the other, it must be itching in your small cranium today.

Reading comprehension doubly so.

These simple little hints always get lost in the depths of slewpids "unconcsience".

Saint Paul, MN

#28 Apr 11, 2013
As of February 18th, 2013, the number of rounds of golf played by the Golfer-In-Chief is...

Seattle, WA

#29 Apr 11, 2013
The best presidential golfer is widely acknowledged to be John F. Kennedy, usually shooting around 80. But suffering from Addison's disease and a bad back, Kennedy didn't play much while he was in office. He spent more time in his Oval Office rocking chair than on the links.

Clinton, a passionate golfer whose foundation is associated with the recent Humana Classic in Palm Springs, California, was best known for taking Mulligans, a somewhat extra-legal do-over shot in a friendly match. The press even coined a term for them -- "Billigans."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt often played at his family's summer home in Maine before he was stricken with polio. A good golfer who never played while in office, he nevertheless made his mark on the game with his public works projects that led to the development of many public access golf courses, including one of the very best in the country, the Black Course at Bethpage State Park on Long Island, New York, the site of two recent U.S. Opens. Roosevelt left quite a lasting legacy on the game.

Lyndon Johnson played the game, warning his playing partners that it wasn't proper to beat the president. Most significantly, he used his outings on the links to secure votes for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The best athlete as president? Easy: Gerald Ford, a former All-American football center at the University of Michigan. An avid golfer, right after Jimmy Carter was sworn in replacing him, Ford immediately flew to Palm Springs to play golf with Bob Hope in his Pro Am just hours later.

There's more: President William Howard Taft, our 27th president, was so obsessive about the game he played in exhibition matches with top-notch players after his term of office; President Calvin Coolidge, who never did get the hang of the game, left his clubs behind when he left the White House; President Richard Nixon, always seemingly politically motivated, was said to have taken up the game to cozy up to Eisenhower and remain on the ticket as his running mate for a second term; and President Ronald Reagan, who was known to putt down the aisle of Air Force One into the section reserved for the national press.

There is golf royalty associated with our presidents. George H.W. Bush's grandfather, George Herbert Walker, a former U.S. Golf Association president, donated the Walker Cup, the trophy for the prestigious international biannual amateur team matches. And Bush's father, Prescott, was also smitten with the game, serving as president of the golf association as well and officiating at a number of Bobby Jones' matches.

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