Just thought I’d take the opportunity to do another Twitter Diary for ya’ll before Little Elon decides that all the Intellectual Property on the site are belong to him.
Hopefully Musk will be as successful with Twitter as Mark Zuckerberg has been with Meta… since it’s launch he is down 100 billion or so in stock values in the past 13 months, or about 3/4s of his net worth.
Speaking of losers.
The Diaper Don was at Mar-A-Lardo today, participating in the Bonesaw Invitational when he took a swipe at Joe’s golfing skills in a fit of post-electoral pique.
Twitter was ready with answers:
Biden living rent-free in Trump’s head, even on the golf course. Poor guy is so angry all the time. pic.twitter.com/EH0dxX09z7
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) October 28, 2022
— Boomer Bob Rises once Again. (@BobANew1959) October 28, 2022
— UndertheMountainBunker 🌻🐇🦌 🐺🐻 (@Utmb_Colorado) October 28, 2022
No other president has had a book written on how much he cheats at golf. The best cheater, #1, no one can cheat better. pic.twitter.com/hta6S0YxKF
— 🇺🇦🇺🇸Ⓜ️Ⓜ️Eugene Jones 🪖🦺🤼🙏 (@EugeneWJones1) October 28, 2022
— Paul Dunfee (@lvhothead2483) October 28, 2022
You sure did. And he’s still pissed.
— 🟡🟡🟡🟡 Jeff 🇨🇦🎃 (@GatorNorthern) October 28, 2022
🙌 🙌 🙌
Weigh that much? Nope, Biden can't.
— LitCrit13 🇺🇲 🌻 (@LCrit13) October 28, 2022
— Paul Dunfee (@lvhothead2483) October 28, 2022
— Michael Smith (@Michael06088594) October 28, 2022
Yes sir he can pic.twitter.com/XszmJCpxZW
— Tom (@TNigel57) October 28, 2022
And looks so much better doin’ it.
Jesus he’s such a child. Also has the worse form so of course he cheats.
— coloradosteelmagnolia (@COsteelmagnolia) October 28, 2022
What did you say poopy diapers? pic.twitter.com/dLX1nEVmgf
— INDICT TRUMP & CODIFY ROE! (@Christo12919382) October 28, 2022
Sad that he can't wear his vanity girdle while golfing.
— MARK FINHILL (@MFinhill) October 28, 2022
I would actually pay to see trump, if it meant seeing him trying to ride a bike.
— KellyGinja (@KellyLynn913) October 28, 2022
— 🇺🇦 🌻 Our Democracy in Peril 🌊🌊 (@jenxpaige) October 28, 2022
Well, the returns are in and drumpf lost again.
What does that make… 400 times?
As noted Trump cheats like hell. But it would have been interesting to see the two of them play back when Obama was still President. The illness and death of his oldest son, eventually followed by his deciding to enter the grinding process of running for President pretty much knocked Biden off the golf course, at least on anything resembling a regular basis. However, prior to Obama’s second term Biden had for decades been known to be one of the top, and by that I mean top five or so political golfing figures in DC. He had real game back when he played once or twice a week. His handicap was I believe below in the mid to even lower single digits and unlike Trump’s wasn’t “augmented” as the line from Welcome to Mooseport went. Back then he could have easily held his own with Trump, and probably beaten him because Biden didn’t cheat and would have called out Trump’s attempts to do so. Trump would have fumed, and pouted and maybe even lost his shit over THAT.
This from a man who drives a cart onto the fucking green. Back when I played with my buddies, we would have beaten him with a 4 iron for something like that. Defile the sacred game of golf? Not in your life.
Trump is a fat guy with a pouffy hairdo and a bad makeup job.
Biden is lean and fit, well groomed.
Must drive T crazy.
And we ALL know what Trump would be saying if Biden got on the golf course more than once a week: Something along the lines of “How can he run the country when he’s on the golf course all the time?”
And yes, this would be Donald’s reaction because it’s as completely tone-deaf as the Blump is. I mean, *I* haven’t forgotten how he criticized Obama’s “constant” golfing even though Blump played more golf in his 4 years than Obama played in his 8.
(“Blump” = “Blimp” + “Trump”–in case anyone was curious)
It should also be noted that when Obama hit the course he didn’t hop on Air Force One and fly to a personal residence to play on a personally owned golf course! Nope. Most of the time Obama just hopped in the vehicles with the Secret Service and played at a military base course or private club in the DC area, or if he was on “vacation” some local place. (can any President in my lifetime ever have been able to take a true vacation? Even Trump, although sure as hell not concerning himself with keeping up on national security stuff with a daily brief or other urgent business that needed him to weigh in he was still working on getting re-elected and fighting off investigations of his corruption) Same with Biden while he was VP and still golfing. And if he does get in a round now and then these days it’s either the club he knows up in Wilmington where he likes to spend his weekends or like Obama, a course in the DC area that he can be DRIVEN to.
I don’t know for sure but I don’t think ANY prez who golfed did what former guy did and use A.F.1 as a personal taxi service to the links.
I can’t think of any in my lifetime unless you count Eisenhower – I was only a few years old when he left office. He still played at Augusta National during his Presidency. The club’s old guard was famously resistant to change, as folks might remember from the flap over their accepting female members. They did, but actually self-funded the telecasts of The Masters (one of the four majors) for a couple of years to make it look like they weren’t giving in to pressure. Modern leadership is still reluctant to make changes under pressure or grant special privileges although they have clearly done so in more recent times – something that until 30-40 years ago would never have happened. For example one year Tiger Woods took an illegal drop, and even admitted in an on camera interview after he’d signed his scorecard he knew he was dropping his ball in an incorrect spot. That meant he’d signed for an incorrect score which for ANYONE else would have meant disqualification. The powers-that-be hemmed and hawed and spun like tops but unlike their predecessors didn’t have the guts to DQ Woods.
I mention this because while President Eisenhower personally got an audience at a Board meeting in 1956 to ask them to cut down an already quite old loblolly pine on the 17th hole. An old knee injury cause Eisenhower to have an incurable, significant slice in his golf shots and the placement of that already fifty or sixty year old pine which had a wider than normal base ate up a lot of his tee shots since he had to aim to the far left of fairways to compensate for his slice. The tree was as I said old and already, with the Masters being part of the new era of televised golf pretty well known. At that time it was more of a problem for even pro golfers than it would become with modern equipment. Anyway, Augusta wasn’t the kind of place to give in to demands from its members which included many of the most powerful and rich men in the country. Including a sitting President.
The Board no doubt shared those glance and collectively agreed “no fucking way is he telling US what to do” and Chairman Cliff Roberts, rather than embarrass a PRESIDENT by the Board telling him “Nope – that tree stays” and he adjourned the meeting. The matter was “tabled” and never brought up at the Board level again although Eisenhower continued to complain around the club about it. But word somehow leaked out (no doubt from Eisenhower and/or some of his people) that Ike had tried to get the tree cut down. And that pine tree became known to golf fans everywhere in the worlds as “The Eisenhower Pine. The tree suffered major damage from an epic ice storm in 2014, and even a club as rich as Augusta couldn’t change the fact of what the best arborists in the world told them – that the tree could not be saved. It was with palatable grief to golf fans that the tree was cut down. Cuttings were taken to try and grow replacements in the hopes that one day a “descendant” might be planted in that spot, even though as I said in the last twenty years for pros it wasn’t much of a problem for them unless they hit a bad shot off the tee. Tiger Woods did so one year and in playing his second shot from under it (from an awkward stance) injured his knee!
In any case, as President I assume the Air Force flew Ike down there a few times – too long of a drive from DC. But back then it would have been a LOT less expensive, and personally covering part of the cost would have meant covering much more of the total cost than it does today as Presidents are supposed to do when on personal business like purely campaign events (which is why they try to blur the lines) or when on “vacation” (not that Presidents ever get to truly be on vacation) so someday a full acounting of all those trips to FL, and even Bedminster for the weekend to kick back and play golf and hobknob with guests in the dining room will be both interesting and surely outrageous.
Trump does own golf courses in the DC area, but interestingly enough unlike prior Presidents who played on military base courses in the DC area and sometimes at exclusive private clubs Trump avoided doing so. For those who don’t know, there are a few private clubs that are world class and have hosted major tournaments and international team events. The thing is, at a club like Burning Tree or Congressional (which has hosted a couple of the most memorable U.S. Opens in the history of the event) the members aren’t the type who would put up with scorecard fudging, even from a President. And frankly, while they loved how he made them richer they didn’t really want to associate with him any more than “official” NYC high society did! Even out at Robert Trent Jones GC west of DC (about 45 min.) along lake Manassas where there might be ten or fifteen minutes between groups of players (talk about exclusive) and is pretty much a golf place and nothing else Trump never played it. For one thing it’s a damned tough course. And maybe he couldn’t get an invite even if he wanted one! But it’s a helluva course and not for the faint of heart. The legendary Oakmont in PA is virtually ready to host a major championship year round – they can make it ready for one in as little as two or three weeks and once it almost came to that. They had more time, but if a major had to be rescheduled last minute Oakmont could and would do it. RTG could easily be readied almost as quickly. Even with gaps between groups and playing with people who would let him cheat Trump wouldn’t have the balls (literally and figuratively) to play it!
But the main thing is I believe Presidents, at least those who unlike Trump actually work at the job deserve breaks. Including a few hours or so of recreation whether it’s a gathering of pals down in the bowling alley in the WH basement, out for a run or bike ride, taking in a movie including going out for dinner and a movie (or a pley/concert at the Kennedy Center), or yes a round of golf.