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Rumsfeld and Squash

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Sep 23, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Oh, good, Big Dog the Stalker is back. Always a treat.

    Love him or hate him, Rumsfeld's always been an interesting character study. And the Times article shows how his approach to squash reveals a little bit of the man. And not terribly flattering.

    But guys like Lyman and Big Dog have their heads so far up this administration's ass that the best they can come up with is "Clinton cheated at golf" and "JR's an anti-American".

    Intellectual depth of gnats.
  2. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    It's legitimate in that Rummy himself uses squash as an inspiration for how he runs the Defense Department. FTA:

    Mr. Rumsfeld himself has suggested that his ideas about transforming the military into a smaller, more agile force, like the one he pushed for in invading Iraq, were influenced by his squash playing.

    In an interview with the military writer Thomas P. M. Barnett last year, Mr. Rumsfeld said, “I play squash with him,” gesturing at Mr. Di Rita. “When I pass him in a shot and it’s a well-played hard shot, I saw speed kills. And it does. If you can do something very fast you can get your job done and save a lot of lives.”
  3. No, it's because your case of BDS is so all-consuming you should be quarantined.

    You are one loathsome SOB, JR. Betcha you're a big hit at parties.
  4. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    BDS. Cute.

    Lyman's intellectual pablum for the week.

    Oh, and given the article in question is in the NYTimes 10 Most Popular,there are others who found it interesting. But I guess they're all rabid Anti-Americans.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    1. Billigan

    A do-over shot in golf, synonymous with "mulligan," invented and perfected by former US President Bill Clinton. Clinton, who professed to play by the rules of golf repeatedly as president, routinely takes as many as 100 extra shots per 18 holes of golf, according to the bestselling book, "First Off the Tee," by Don Van Natta Jr. The way Mr. Clinton does it is this: He tees off twice, or even three times, off a tee, then gets out to the fairway and asks his playing partners which ball was his first shot. This is the shot he is supposed to play. Inevitably, his playing partners point to the ball closest to the flag, and often that is Mr. Clinton's second or third tee shot. A billigan is a do-over golf shot awarded by complicit fellow golfers who act as co-conspirators in the act of cheating.

    Mr. Clinton was in an especially frisky mood the day he played at Pebble Beach, treating himself to 100 Billigans but carding an impressive 79.
  6. In the NYTImes' top 10? Coming from the house organ of the Democratic Party, that's supposed to mean something?
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    People still play squash?
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Every morning when Lyman wakes up, the first thought that enters his little mind is, "Yeah, but Clinton got a blow job!"

    And his dumbassery continues to delight thousands.
  9. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Probably fewer now than 15 years ago.
  10. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Every morning JR wakes up and says to himself "today I am going to make Canada relevant."
  11. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Hey, Boom, given your signature, you're the one who has a hard-on about us.
  12. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    What's a Chiwawa? Is that anything like a chinchilla?
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