From: dene on 10 Apr 2010 20:10
"kenpitts" <ken.ptts(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
On Apr 10, 3:14 pm, "dene" <d...(a)remove.ipns.com> wrote:
> "kenpitts" <ken.p...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> There are other exciting players out there besides the Cheetah. Too
> many people have blinders on when it comes to him.
> Isn't it conceivable that he's a changed man. Surely you have to be
> impressed with his changed attitude toward the game and fans. If this
> continues, then your valid reasons for criticizing him have ended.
Looks like he has lost control of temper and mouth again. As Vern said
when Tiger blew up on #6, some things never change.
All players hit the roof sometimes. I rarely cuss....except when I'm on the
golf course and I hook one into the houses. Invariably, an "Oh Sh**t comes
out. It's the only expression that is suitable.
You need to lighten up on this one, Ken. Change is hard and he's trying his
best to change a lot of things in his life. He deserves some credit for
this. A lesser man wouldn't give a damn.
From: Jack Hollis on 10 Apr 2010 20:43
On Sat, 10 Apr 2010 09:47:07 -0700, "Fred K. Gringioni"
>kenpitts" <ken.ptts(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> find the current crop of far left Democrats every bit as distasteful
>> as you find these people. But, when elected, they have every right to
>> chase after this radical agenda as we see them doing. They will pay a
>> price in November.
>They'll pay a price in November, but not for the reason you state.
>The reasons why they'll take a beating are:
>1) the party which occupies the executive branch traditionally takes a
>beating during midterm elections
>2) the economy sucks and the party in power also traditionally takes a
>beating when the economy sucks
>The Democrats took a gigantic beating in 1994 and right wing ideologues like
>yourself would like to claim that it was because of Clinton's liberal
>agenda. That's not what it was. The economy sucked, the Dems were the party
>in power so they lost control of both houses of Congress, but the economy
>turned around by 1996 and Clinton go re-elected.
>It's all about the economy.
The U. S. economy in 1994 went gangbusters. Real gross domestic
product (GDP), the value of all final goods and services produced in
the U. S. adjusted for inflation, grew at an annual rate of 4.1
percent, which represents the highest growth rate of real GDP since
1984. Real GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the first
quarter, increased to 4.1 percent and 4.0 percent in the second and
third quarters, and jumped to a whopping 5.1 percent in the fourth
The unemployment rate declined throughout the year, starting at 6.7
percent in January and declining to 5.4 percent in December. Non-farm
payroll employment increased by an average of 294,000 per month,
representing the highest percentage increase in payroll employment
since 1988. Manufacturing jobs increased by an average of 30,000 per
Inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), dropped to
only 2.6 percent, the lowest annual rate since 1986.
From: kenpitts on 10 Apr 2010 21:16
On Apr 8, 5:45 pm, kenpitts <ken.p...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Fred, Watson and Mickleson at the top of the leader board, with Tiger
> on the ourside looking in. Could we just take this to the back nine
> Sunday? I would take any of the three as winner right now.
Phil and Fred are still in the mix. Not bad.
From: R&B on 10 Apr 2010 22:55
On 2010-04-10 20:10:27 -0400, dene said:
> "kenpitts" <ken.ptts(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> On Apr 10, 3:14 pm, "dene" <d...(a)remove.ipns.com> wrote:
>> "kenpitts" <ken.p...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> There are other exciting players out there besides the Cheetah. Too
>> many people have blinders on when it comes to him.
>> Isn't it conceivable that he's a changed man. Surely you have to be
>> impressed with his changed attitude toward the game and fans. If this
>> continues, then your valid reasons for criticizing him have ended.
> Looks like he has lost control of temper and mouth again. As Vern said
> when Tiger blew up on #6, some things never change.
> All players hit the roof sometimes. I rarely cuss....except when I'm on the
> golf course and I hook one into the houses. Invariably, an "Oh Sh**t comes
> out. It's the only expression that is suitable.
> You need to lighten up on this one, Ken. Change is hard and he's trying his
> best to change a lot of things in his life. He deserves some credit for
> this. A lesser man wouldn't give a damn.
You pretty much summed it up in your last sentence: Ken is a lesser
man and doesn't give a damn.
Go back and read what he's written over the years, dating all the way
back to 1996 in the months leading up to when Tiger turned pro. Ken's
dislike for Tiger stems from reasons that run deeper than merely
Tiger's potty mouth, and Ken's own words provide clear evidence of
this. You know it. I know it. Ken knows it.
His dislike for Tiger began before Tiger ever played in a professional
TOUR event, before he was ever caught uttering a naughty word on TV.
He hated Tiger from the very day he signed that original $50-million
endorsement deal in '96 before turning pro. He's admitted a resentment
for Tiger earning so much money without so much as hitting a single
golf shot in a TOUR event. He repeatedly remarked about "the ghetto
element" that Tiger allegedly attracted to the game after winning the
'97 Masters. None of these reasons for Ken to dislike Tiger have a
thing to do with Tiger's verbal temper outbursts on the course. In
fact, Tiger had not yet been caught uttering a single four-letter word
on television. Ken already made it clear that he hated Tiger. Gee, I
wonder why that might be. Think about it.
Meanwhile, Ken has never so much as acknowledged any good that the
Tiger Woods Foundation has done in mentoring underprivileged youth.
Never mind the fact that Tiger, even with his temper tantrums, has
lifted more young people than Ken ever will in a hundred Ken Pitts
Ken simply doesn't like him. Do we really think that the only reason
for this is that Tiger cusses?
C'mon Dene. You and I both know that's not a rational reason,
especially considering that Kens display of blatant hatred toward the
guy dates back to before the first time Tiger uttered a bad word on TV.
So Ken's reason has to be something else.
From: R&B on 10 Apr 2010 23:01
On 2010-04-10 14:07:46 -0400, kenpitts said:
> On Apr 10, 12:35�pm, "R&B" <none_of_your_busin...(a)all.com> wrote:
>> On 2010-04-10 11:08:10 -0400, kenpitts said:
>>> On Apr 10, 9:10 am, BAR <sc...(a)you.com> wrote:
>>>> In article <2010041010002379981-noneofyourbusiness(a)allcom>,
>>>> none_of_your_busin...(a)all.com says...
>>>>> On 2010-04-08 18:45:17 -0400, kenpitts said:
>>>>>> Fred, Watson and Mickleson at the top of the leader board, with Tiger
>>>>>> on the ourside looking in. Could we just take this to the back nine
>>>>>> Sunday? I would take any of the three as winner right now.
>>>>> Your dream come true at Augusta would be for them to replace the Green
>>>>> Jacket with a White Sheet.
>>>> Why don't you give them yours, if you can part with it for any lenghtof
>>> Brown is one of these bleeding-heart, guilt-ridden, urban, white
>>> liberals. He can be sympathetic for radical causes like the rabble
>>> that invade global economic summits but he would never (rightly so)
>>> show anything but disdain for the Klan. His problem is that
>>> conservatives like me and Laville must be marginalized and explained
>>> away as members of the Klan or worse. Please refer to Saul Alinsky
>> No, actually, I don't believe I've ever said anything to indicate
>> whether I believe David is a racist. �I have no reason to believe he is.
>> You, on the other hand, have made statements here in RSG that give a
>> pretty clear indication, starting with your 1996 diatribes about the
>> desirability of keeping blacks out of private country clubs and your
>> remarks about how Tiger Woods has only invited "the ghetto element"
>> into golf.
>> One needn't dig too deep to find such remarks from you.
>>> I wonder how, with his Democratic alliances, he works it out that
>>> Southern Democrats were the ones who stood in the school house doors
>>> and tried to block he passage of the Civil Rights Act.
>> George Wallace? �I don't think you'll find many Democrats who would claim him.
>> Plus, it was the Republicans who turned to the "Southern Strategy" in
>> '68. �Plus, Ronald Reagan announced his candidacy for president in the
>> very town where civil rights workers were killed. �It is Republicans
>> who have opposed every "equal employment" initiative in the modern era.
>> �And it was the Republican National Convention in 2008 that looked like
>> a white supremacist rally. �You had to look pretty closely to spot even
>> one person of color on the convention hall floor.
>>> Republicans pushed that over the top.
>> Oh, really? �And who was the president who had to make back room deals
>> to get it through? �That would be *Democratic* President LBJ.
>> Besides, Nelson Rockefeller would be run out of the Republican Party
>> today, and you know it. �Hell, even Barry Goldwater would be considered
>> a flaming liberal by the standards of today's radical Republican party.
>> �Hell, Goldwater's own descendents...and Republican President
>> Eisenhower's descendents -- they're all Democrats now. �Why? �Because
>> they've seen the Republican Party become a regional, racist,
>> reactionary, radicalized party of a diminishing number of people.
>> Randy- Hide quoted text -
>> - Show quoted text -
> One other thing. I didn't say keep blacks out of country clubs.
> Another distortion that you don't seem to mind making to villify me.
> We had a number of black members at Woodhaven. I played with several
> of them on a regular basis. Ask Chris Bellomy. He was a member there
> right along with me. But, of course, you can't be confused by the
> facts when it comes to attacking me.
> What I did post is that we (the members of Woodhaven) were subjected,
> as the surrounding area deteriorated, to armed robberies on the course
> and in the parking lot. We also had groups of young toughs roaming the
> course on foot and bicycle, without any regard to the notion that they
> were trespassing. That was finally cleaned up by bartering with the FW
> Police association and having armed officers in uniform patrol the
> course at intervals the punks could not predict in exchange for
> playing privileges. There were several arrests made including a punk
> (WHITE) who was caught pouring acid on a green to spell out
> profanities and another (WHITE) who was caught red-handed with
> gasoline and a lighter about to commit arson on the toilet structure
> on the back nine.
And to hear you tell it, this was Tiger Woods' fault.
You made it clear when you posted your remarks back then that this
"ghetto element" that was showing up at golf courses everywhere was
because Tiger had attracted an unseemly element to the game. So
clearly, you chose to project your fear, ignorance and hatred toward
minorities on to Tiger. Nice.
But not at all unlike what I might expect from an unenlightened
imbecile like you.
> I resigned from Woodhaven in 2007 when I could not take the urban
> blight any more. I may sign up for Trophy Club near Grapevine TX. A
> number of the Pigeons have lighted there.
I hate to be the bearer of news that will frighten you, but you may
find some blacks out there, too.