From: bknight on
On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:10:27 -0500, bknight(a) wrote:

>>We can revisit this in two years if you wish.
>Or eight.

That should've been six.

>Its so puerile to rehash election promises. They have been realized
>in the minority by all elected presidents.
From: dgold1958 on
On Jul 24 2010 11:14 PM, R&B wrote:


> Combine that with the fact that the leaderboard at the British Open was
> one of the weakest (in terms of box office value) in the history of any
> major championship since I've been following golf, which would date
> back to the early '80s), and, well, it's no surprise the ratings were
> in the toilet.

Either golfers across the board are better today than they were in Jack's
day, or they are not. You cannot have it both ways. If they are better
today, than the leaderboard must have been one of the strongest ever.

The fact is that the leaderboard was as strong as it could have been
these days. The other fact is that americans are not winning as often as
non-americans, so, it was not surprise to not see americans competing for
the title.

The fact is, Oosthuizen nearly shot the Open record while destroying the
field. My father called me on Sunday and said, "How boring is this Open?"
I replied that had it been Eldrick on top, everyone would have been
saying how great the Open was.

Mickelson played what may have been the greatest Master's ever this
year. He was three strokes off of the tournament record, but played it on
a course that is at least three strokes more difficult per round than when
Eldrick set the record.

The problem with golf these days is that everything has been built
around Eldrick. Having any single golfer at the center of things is
dangerous--for obvious reasons. I do agree, however, that ESPN running the
entire tournament did not do it any favors.

> Randy


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From: bknight on
On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:18:51 -0400, "Frank Ketchum"
<nospam(a)thanksanyway.fu> wrote:

><bknight(a)> wrote in message
>> On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:06:09 -0400, "Frank Ketchum"
>> <nospam(a)thanksanyway.fu> wrote:

>> Use your head Frank....if possible. The idiocy of expecting all
>> things promised, AND the time frame are both in play.
>I expected nothing that was promised no matter how long he has.

Then you should be very pleased that you've received some already.

From: bknight on
On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:17:34 -0400, "Frank Ketchum"
<nospam(a)thanksanyway.fu> wrote:

>I know my taxes went down last year, I am actually a tax payer. I also know
>what is coming down the pike - big increases. You seem oblivious to this,
>easily mollified by a miniscule tax cut followed by massive tax increases on
>the way. Obama the tax cutter. I suppose he is also Obama the government
>slasher too. You can't make this stuff up.

Sure you can.

From: Carbon on
On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 14:57:52 -0700, John B. wrote:
> On Jul 26, 4:55 pm, "Moderate" <no_spam_(a)> wrote:
>> "William Clark" <cl...(a)> wrote in
>> message
>> news:clark-DE19F7.14060026072010(a)
>>> Well, we already have Health Care reform and Wall Street reform. In
>>> one year; that's more than Dumbnuts accomplished in eight. Plua a
>>> tax cut if you are under $250,000 p.a.
>>> There's none so blind . .
>> If making Health Care more expensive is the kind of reform you were
>> looking for then you got it.  If forcing lenders to give subprime
>> loans was the kind of reform you wanted you got that too.
> Forcing lenders to give sub-prime loans? Where the hell did you get
> that?

It's an article of faith among the dittoheads/teabaggers. Right along
with Obama is a citizen of Kenya, Obama is a closet Muslim, Obama is an
alien from outer space, the US has the best healthcare system in the
world, and all the rest of it.
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