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The President’s (Yester)-Day Of Golfing

President Barack Obama waves to people from a golf cart while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama waves to people from a golf cart while golfing at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard

President Barack Obama putts while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama, left, speaks with NBA basketball player Stephen Curry, right, while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama speaks with NBA basketball player Stephen Curry while golfing

President Barack Obama stands near a cart while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama follows through on a swing while golfing, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama, right, looks down the fairway while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 , at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama speaks to people from a golf cart while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama speaks with NBA basketball player Stephen Curry while golfing, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama waves from a golf cart while golfing, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama stands on a green while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

President Barack Obama sits in a golf cart while golfing Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, at Farm Neck Golf Club, in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The president, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughter Sasha are vacationing on the island. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)


111 Responses to “The President’s (Yester)-Day Of Golfing”


  1. 1 Dudette
    August 15, 2015 at 12:11 pm

  2. 7 JER
    August 15, 2015 at 12:13 pm

  3. 9 Dudette
    August 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    I wonder if Count Knoller was there to analyze the President’s success rate for strokes made with cap vs. without cap. 😀

  4. 13 Jeff
    August 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Thinking of writing an article titled: When A Progressive Starts Sounding Like A Republican

    • 14 otter44
      August 15, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      jJeff, Sometimes asking questions help to point out the discrepancies between the Bernie myth and reality. If you know what yoour frinds ot button issue is work towards it with qustions about less volatile issues. Ask him/her does he/she know aoubt Bernie’s legisaltive record? ask about the position he has held on gun control. se the discepancies to lead up to your point.His gun control stance, his opposition vot to closing Guantanamo

  5. August 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats Dudette 🙂

    TY for more fun photos of our President enjoying his much deserved vacation, NW!!! Hope you have a vacation planned soon. You’ve certainly earned it!!

    ——————-

  6. 19 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Congrats Dudette on your Au ⭐

  7. 21 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    The Corporatization of the News Media.

  8. 24 Dudette
    August 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm

  9. 25 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    • 26 vcprezofan2
      August 15, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      I hadn’t thought of this – interesting read.

    • 27 Nerdy Wonka
      August 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      It’d require thinking. Which they seem to be incapable of doing.

      • 28 EricFive
        August 15, 2015 at 1:39 pm

        Not so much an inability to think, but an inability to empathize with others not in one’s own racial/economic group. That is why the racialization of issues is so successful in this country (i.e., the sure fire way to make a program unpopular is to put a Black face on it). Once it is racialized, demonization of the program and its beneficiaries is depressingly easy.

  10. 29 vcprezofan2
    August 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Woot, Dudette, I C U up there! 😀

  11. 32 Dudette
    August 15, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    • 33 Nena20409
      August 15, 2015 at 12:34 pm

      Wow!
      Numbers do not lie in Blue states especially……..when Dems go to the polls, they win. They didn’t and Ernst is in for 6 yrs. Unforgivable.

  12. 34 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    I feel for him……and I feel for the team

    No team needs too much drama. However, to be able to know and recognize when one needs help is indeed a great thing. I wish him well.

    • 35 Dudette
      August 15, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Yes. Sad for him. I hope he comes back stronger than ever, no matter where his journey leads him.

    • 36 Don
      August 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Of course he has mental health issues, this guy is a stud defensive lineman that was blackballed from playing in the NFL because he is gay. This guy was co-defensive player of the year in the SEC. If anyone knows anything about college football the SEC is the biggest and the baddest conference in college football. In my opinion all of Sam’s issues I think come from not being allowed to play in the NFL. The NFL is filled with abusers and cheaters and liars and everything else, but I guess being gay is a bridge too far.

    • August 15, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      sad to say, but he should have stayed in the closet until he established his NFL career.

  13. August 15, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    h/t @jazziz2 for bringing Prof Desiree H. Melton’s WaPo article to our attention, yesterday …

    “Whitewashing our history of slavery is not only dishonest but also allows for a disconnect between the horrors of slavery and the current entrenchment of inequality. If white people cannot accept the awful truth that one of the nation’s cherished founders held people as property, and that slavery was indeed horrific, why would they acknowledge the covert ways in which blacks are still oppressed? Remaining willfully ignorant of racism and its grip on our institutions is a challenge if one acknowledges the horror of captivity and being forced to bear the children of one’s captors, or of the fact that one’s children can be sold at auction at any time or given as gifts to white children, or of families being split, or of losing one’s culture.

    Acknowledging black oppression involves taking stock of how this nation enslaved a people, marked them as subhuman and closed off opportunities in obvious and not-so-obvious ways. The nation must demand that whites confront the fact that this country was built on chattel slavery that set the stage for generation upon generation of black inequality. Yes, progress has been made, but current conditions are still unacceptable.

    I was one of only a few black people at Monticello that day. Whites made way for me as I walked the grounds. This was a first for me. Perhaps the greater the distance between them and me, the easier it was to keep up the pretense of slavery being my history and not theirs, too. They kept their distance the way Monticello has kept its distance from its history. Displaying Monticello for what it was — a slave plantation owned by a founder and president who supposedly believed in freedom for all — will not solve racism. But at the very least, it would be one small step on the way toward facing the truth.”

    • August 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm

      i spoke on this yesterday Bob….if you read the comments…you will know what we are still in white wash hell…America is full of whitewash…comments n the comments section …defending racism…blasting the author for comparing slavery to the holocaust…telling the author of the article to get over it….

      I know you are on a mission of Truth and Reconciliation and i commend you for your tireless efforts …but as you know until there is an acceptance of that truth there can not be reconciliation…
      how do you/can you win over people when their racism and white supremacy/privilege is their Belief System…

      this is why i have young people asking me…will we ever be free of this “menace”….i do not know…but i tell them that although the “menace” might continue on..our existence depends on us continuing to fight for that “Perfect Union…that we cannot wait for the Truth and Reconciliation from white folks

    • 42 EricFive
      August 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Good article, but I would argue that the white washing American history is DESIGNED to eliminate any feeling of guilt or responsibility by white people (i.e., it is a feature, not a bug). It is also tasked with the purpose of brainwashing Black folks to believe in their own inferiority by removing any historical context for their present condition. White washing history is one of the foundations upon which the doctrine of white supremacy is built. White “innocence” and racial immaturity must be maintained so the white resentment (which is the lifeblood of the GOP) can flourish. This is why “red” states like Texas are changing history textbooks to make slavery not seem so bad, and to portray Confederate soldiers in a sympathetic light (after all they were fighting for the nation’s real religion of white superiority). Any concerns of people of color take a backseat to the maintenance of the racial firewall that protects the white psyche from having to deal with the real world costs the doctrine of white supremacy imposes on its victims.

    • August 15, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you for your thoughtful comments pf58 & Eric.

      My focus is on actions that will change the unbroken cycle of #WhiteSupremacy. Given my background, I’m focused on education and scientifically verified historical facts. That’s the best I can do.

      Thus, I will keep proding via Twitter and numerous other channels available to me ….

      #FORWARD

      bbl …..

      • 45 EricFive
        August 15, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        Hello Bob. I am not criticizing you or finding fault in your effort to start truth and reconciliation in this country. It is a noble endeavor and desperately necessary because white racism against Black people is a problem Black people endure but only white folks can solve (peacefully). I am merely using this forum to give my views on how we as a nation have come to this situation when it comes to race by pointing out how the doctrine of white supremacy works and is actively maintained. Knowing the game being played is necessary to keep Black folks and fair minded white people from being brainwashed.

  14. August 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Seeing Stephen Curry reminds me of what Lee Trevino said. No matter who the athlete or what sport they play they all want to be golfers. LOL! I think he’s right.

  15. 47 GGail
    August 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Hey Dudette, Congrats on First 🙂

    Thanks NW for the PBO pics – love them!

  16. 49 JER
    August 15, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    • 50 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2015 at 1:12 pm

      For once he has been able to enjoy his vacation without some bullshit interruption….so far, anyway.

  17. 51 MightyPamela
    August 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Just gotta love love love the Tibetan burgundy of the golf shirt. This guy rocks my world!! Who is he again??

  18. 58 Ladyhawke
    August 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Post-Policy Republicans

    By Nancy LeTourneau

    ————————————–

    So what’s going on here? Aren’t we living in an era of massive partisan polarization? Yes! But when it comes to Republicans, that polarization comes mostly in the form of fear-mongering rhetoric. As Steve Benen has been saying for awhile, the obstructionist strategy they adopted has led them to be post-policy. Republicans want to avoid talking about actual policies because they have none…and when they do, they are often cheap imitations of what this President is already doing.

    —————————————–

    http://immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2015/08/post-policy-republicans.html

    • 59 EricFive
      August 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      Having a successful Black President has driven the GOP and a sizable percentage of the country insane. Hate and victim-playing has replaced serious policy discussions. Many of the fools who vote for the GOP don’t expect anything from government EXCEPT the oppression of Black folks. Experiencing on a daily basis the brilliance of PBO has shaken their belief system. I think the upheaval in their belief system is comparable to the shake up that occurred when it was discovered the earth travels around the sun or that would happen if life were to be discovered on another planet (i.e., foundational shift requiring reassessment of one’s “place” in the universe).

  19. 62 Ladyhawke
    August 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    JEB BUSH’S GHOSTWRITER

    —————————————————

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush wants to increase American influence in Syria to fight ISIS. However, when it comes to Iraq, Jeb Bush’s plan sounds a lot like President Obama’s. Duration: 1:05

    —————————————————–

    http://on.msnbc.com/1UGqmm1

  20. 63 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    • 64 Nena20409
      August 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Pres Obama is partially blocked by the Tree……..the elbow is all his 😉

    • 65 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Bill Clinton is not the star here….just making sure MSNBC doesn’t get it twisted.

      • 67 Nena20409
        August 15, 2015 at 1:20 pm

        I know that I saw a clearer video with Pres Obama’s face early this morning. Unfortunately, this is the only tweetpic I could find, thus far.
        Now, the Corporate News Media, and in this case, MSNBC…….their choice of emphasis or importance is in the small mindedness of the Network.
        😉

      • 68 Nena20409
        August 15, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        🙂 Note, it started with @POTUS FURST 😉

    • 70 Don
      August 15, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      That was a cool clip, Vernon Jordan has always been loyal to Bill. I remember Barack saying that in late 2007 or early 2008 he went to Jordan and asked for his endorsement. Jordan told him that he was backing Hillary, Barack said he understood and that there were no hard feelings. On a certain level you have to admire Vernon Jordan for sticking with his old friend Bill Clinton through thick and thin.

    • 71 globalcitizenlinda
      August 15, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      noticeable that PBO is the one who goes to shake hands – always respectful

  21. 72 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    If any TODer needs a hearty laugh, here it is.

  22. 75 Dudette
    August 15, 2015 at 1:21 pm

  23. August 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I’m glad to see the President and his family have relaxing time together.

  24. 79 JER
    August 15, 2015 at 2:02 pm

  25. 80 Nerdy Wonka
    August 15, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    • 81 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      This is truly disgusting. So he left his laptop and bag unattended, that requires a police call and and order for him to leave? Do these people think folks are THAT stupid?!?!? We may have to boycott Barns & Noble until they learn to treat their citizens equally.

      • 82 Don
        August 15, 2015 at 2:56 pm

        I’m not surprised by this behavior at all, if you are black it is par for the course. I’ve got stories to tell, from car dealerships to department stores. I’m not saying that I get profiled ALL the time, but just enough to let me know that I am viewed differently.

      • 83 Don
        August 15, 2015 at 3:08 pm

        It really drains you, it demoralizes you and it makes you angry. I’m not saying that I’m constantly being profiled because of the color of my skin. I have been pulled over by policemen and have been treated with the utmost respect, I respect the police because they have a hard job to do. But I have also been pulled over by policemen that have been total assholes, white and black. I remember being pulled over by an officer late one night, I had just gotten off from work and I was driving home. The policeman said he stopped me because he said I crossed over a median yellow line when I made a turn, I didn’t even argue with him and I think it caught him off guard that I didn’t argue with him. I gave him my license and he went back and sat in his car for thirty minutes before coming back and telling me to pay attention next time, he didn’t give me a ticket so I was glad for that. The shit wears on you.

        • 84 hopefruit2
          August 15, 2015 at 4:47 pm

          You’re so right Don. It’s extremely tiring and draining. Some of my male relatives have complained about similar experiences to what you just described in your post. A kid going to a bookstore should NEVER, EVER invoke police contact – unless that kid is deliberately disturbing other patrons, engaging in illegal or criminal activity at the store.

          Leaving your belongings unattended is NOT illegal, or criminal, nor is it disruptive to anyone except the person who left his/her stuff unattended!

  26. August 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Michael Skolnik ‏@MichaelSkolnik 1h1 hour ago
    #StraightOuttaCompton took in $22.8 million at the box office on Friday – the fifth highest August opening in history

  27. 86 cd4biden
    August 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Congrats Dudette on your first.

    And I wanted to say a huge thank you to NW, LL, AMK, VC, of course Chips, and all of you who contribute to making TOD such a wonderful place to be. I have been lurking for a few years,

    I just got back from a vacation and I spent a day or so catching up on all that you have posted. I find, when I talked with my friends, that I knew so much more about what went on while I was away, than they do staying here watching TV, reading the papers and magazines. They are always amazed at my “knowledge” of all things political, sports, music, and more. I owe it all to all of you for making me look so good!!

    • 87 vcprezofan2
      August 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Hi CD. Very ‘smart’ of you to step into the light. 😉 😉
      On behalf of all who regularly participate here I say ‘glad to see and welcome you to the group that talks’. We do have a great informative space, and hardworking committed bloggers!

  28. 88 Nerdy Wonka
    August 15, 2015 at 2:22 pm

  29. 89 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    The Von Count is alive, back on Twitter

    • 90 Nena20409
      August 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    • 93 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2015 at 2:40 pm

      HA! I’ve said this before, but I think he lurks on TOD…he must’ve read the comments asking about his whereabouts….

      🙂

      • 94 Nena20409
        August 15, 2015 at 2:54 pm

        Yep…. 😉
        Posting his tweets at TOD gives him more visibility.
        TOD helped change his “Obama” this and Title X that.
        TOD has kept him honest……he even uses ISIL unlike all the DC/NY Pundits or his CBS colleagues.

  30. 95 JER
    August 15, 2015 at 2:37 pm


    Eric Williams/Cape Cod Times

    • 103 hopefruit2
      August 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      VP Biden is one of the most underrated public speakers on the political spectrum. This man can give a powerful and emotionally resonating speech…I’m just saying. And what makes it even more poignant is that he’s giving this speech just months after laying to rest his beloved son. With every month that passes, I can see why he was selected (among many) to be PBO’s VP. In my perfect hindsight, I see that none of the other “contenders” could never compete with this man in the running!

      • August 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

        Exactly. And as I listened to his speech, I could finally see what his close associates have been saying: he may be exploring the presidency because he is the best candidate but he is at this moment deeply grieving his son. That both these two intentions could co-exist in the same time/space.

        • 105 hopefruit2
          August 15, 2015 at 5:06 pm

          And here is another thing I have never explicitly said on TOD, but have nonetheless thought about. VP Biden in the 2012 debate with GOP VP Candidate Ryan, singularly re-energized PBO’s supporters in 2012 and gave us that needed shot in the arm after the MSM made it their business to depress and demoralize us about the “first debate” because they thought that PBO performed poorly and Romney did well. I recall many of us were deflated and pessimistic – and after that VP Debate, I felt that all was right again. We were once again centered, and focused on what we needed to be focused on. Of course, PBO nailed his 2nd and 3rd debates without a glitch, and the rest is history! 🙂 But I will be eternally grateful for all that VP Biden has done. If he decides to run, he will have my full support. I can say that right now.

  31. 108 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm

  32. 109 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 3:11 pm

  33. 110 Nena20409
    August 15, 2015 at 3:17 pm

  34. August 15, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    This article is from May/2015

    Because of intensifying civil strife over the recent killings of unarmed black men and boys, many Americans are wondering, “What’s wrong with our police?” Remarkably, one of the most compelling but unexplored explanations may rest with a FBI warning of October 2006, which reported that “White supremacist infiltration of law enforcement” represented a significant national threat.


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