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September 11, 2008

golf-putt-2-120.jpgBlog Guy, I guess everything is cyclical, isn’t it? I see all these political demonstrations, and it’s just like the 1960s again!

Speak for yourself, italic font-using stranger. I just saw photos of an anti-government demonstrator practicing his GOLF PUTT! Excuse me? In my day, the other guys played golf, not the protesters. What’s happened to this world?

WIFE: Off to another day of protest, dear?

HUSBAND: Yes, as soon as the detailer finishes with my Jaguar.

WIFE: Don’t forget I’m hosting Junior League here tonight. Can you pick up some Dom Perignon?

HUSBAND: You bet, sweetie! The wine shop is right next to the place that makes my IMPEACH BUSH! signs. Kiss-kiss! Hey, don’t mess up my double-breasted blue blazer and bow tie!

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golf-putt-300.jpgAnti-government demonstrator practices his putt while camping out near the Government House in Bangkok, September 10, 2008. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

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Well there’s a guy who knows how to come out swinging fore a cause. With that kind of determination, a hole in one will simply be par for the course!…

Oi… Bear with me, I’m a little out of practice…

bring back the old oddly enough news… the blog format sucks

Posted by Tom johnson | Report as abusive

Golf is obviously the best way to stage political protest. The excitement, the sheer magnitude of it, the thrills, the courage, YESSSSS.. It screams out for political change..

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Posted by RLM | Report as abusive

I can’t believe the protester is putting with a 8-Iron. Can’t he use a putter like normal people? Perhaps it is the only club he can afford. Or is there a hidden message in non-conformity that we are all missing?

Posted by Real Golfer | Report as abusive

Nothing says “anit-government” like like practicing golf. Or play it, for that matter! Wow! I hit a ball!! COOL!!!

Maybe that should be a new torture technique. You will sit here and watch while I practice my put and swing for HOURS… unles… you tell us what we want to know!

Posted by Maggie | Report as abusive

Quote – Real Golfer @
September 11th, 2008
4:51 pm GMT I can’t believe the protester is putting with a 8-Iron. Can’t he use a putter like normal people? Perhaps it is the only club he can afford. Or is there a hidden message in non-conformity that we are all missing?
- Posted by Real Golfer

>> Did it Occur to you , that the man might, maybe, I know it’s far fetched and all, if practicing short chips rather then putting?

“Idiot”, jeez at least spell the insult correctly.

Posted by Real Golfer | Report as abusive

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