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Attention Golfers: New Federal rules … level the course, increase “fairness”.

July 27, 2012

While it may have gotten lost in the “You didn’t build it” melee, new Federal golf rules will be in effect beginning Jan 2013.

Please share with fellow golfers.

By Executive Order, President Obama appointed a Golf Czar and ordered major rule changes in the game of golf,

The rules  will become effective January 1, 2013.

The complete rule book is over  1,000 pages.

Here are a few of the changes.

Golfers with handicaps:

  • below 10 will have their green fees increased by 35%.
  • between 11 and 18 will see no increase in green fees.
  • above 18 will get a $20 check each time they play.

The term “gimmie” will be changed to “entitlement” and will be used as follows:

  • handicaps below 10, no entitlements.
  • handicaps from 11 to 17, entitlements for putter length putts.
  • handicaps above 18, if golfer’s ball is on the green, no need to putt, just pick it up.

These entitlements are intended to bring about fairness and, most importantly, equality in scoring.

In addition, a golfer will be limited to a maximum of one birdie or six pars in any given 18-hole round.

Any excess must be given to those fellow players who have not yet scored a birdie or par.

Only after all players have received a birdie or par from the player actually making the birdie or par, can the par-birdie player begin to count his pars and birdies again.

The current USGA handicap system will be used for the above purposes, but the term “net score” will be available only for scoring those players with handicaps of 18 and above.

These rule changes are intended to “re-distribute” the success of winning by making sure that in every competition; the above 18 handicap players will post only “net score” against every other player’s “gross score”.

These new Rules are intended to positively change the game of golf.

Golf should be about Fairness.

It should not be about ability, hard work, practice, and responsibility.

Importantly, these rules will not apply to President Obama, Congress or Democratic bundlers.

Thanks to JWC for feeding the lead.

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Reprise: Move over Charlie Brown, (former) Congressman Stupak wants to kick the football …

February 8, 2012

OK, I can’t resist.

Remember gullible old Joe Stupak — former Congressman from Michigan?

President Obama got old Joe to sell out his convictions and cast one of the votes that carried ObamaCare. 

How?

By giving Stupak $750k for airport construction in his district and by promising an executive order that would insure that Catholic facilities wouldn’t have to fund or provide abortions, contraceptives, etc.

Here’s our post on the subject from March 2010.

This was an easy one to predict.

Hope Stupak feels like a complete idiot.

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Move over Charlie Brown, Congressman Stupak wants to kick the football …

Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, shame on me.

What about the 3rd, 4th, 5th times ?

Doesn’t Bart Stupak learn ?

To refresh your memory:

  • Back in November, pro-life Rep. Bart Stupak scored what he thought was a victory and the House passed an amendment to its ObamaCare bill limiting the use of tax-payer funds for abortions.
  • But, immediately after the vote, pro-choice Dems expressed confidence that “controversial language on abortion would be stripped from a final healthcare bill” via legislative maneuvering.
  • Then , House Dem leadership told Stupak and his pro-life buddies to take a hike … because liberal Dems want the government to fund abortions.  Details

Sunday, to get Stupak to vote yes on ObamaCare, the President promised to issue an Executive Order that, in effect, restores the Stupak Amendment to the final bill — after the fact.

Well, a couple of potential bumps in Bart’s road:

  1. The President has to do what he promised … hmmm.
  2. Some legal pundits are saying that the Executive Order has little or no force — the passed law will prevail in high courts
  3. A President can rescind an Executive Order at any time

This time when Lucy pulls the football away, Stupak will have no one but himself to blame.

He’ll deserve to feel more ‘stupid’ than ‘Stupak’.

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