Letters to the Editor

Preventive golf

March 16, 2012

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To the editor:

I participate in an activity that I think is equivalent to Sandra Fluke’s favorite activity, and it ain’t studying the law. When I make an eagle or birdie, I feel exhilarated, my heart rate and blood pressure rise, I’m happy, I’m satisfied, I’m at peace with the world. As Ms. Fluke, I think that this activity shouldn’t cost me any money.

We all know that golf can be expensive. Plus, I need bogey and double-bogey prevention therapy in the form of golf lessons. I don’t need multiple lessons every day or even once a day. I’m requesting a lesson once or twice each week. As you know, a despondent and depressed golfer can cause havoc in today’s world, especially if he possesses an automatic weapon. I plead, I beg, my fellow Lawrencians, please help me not to have an unplanned bogey and certainly not a double bogey.

Comments

Richard Heckler 3 years, 1 month ago

The supplier of the contraception would be paid therefore no way could that be free. Chances are tax dollars will help fund abortion prevention contraception. And those who CHOOSE to engage in abortion prevention contraception likely pay taxes therefore once again this is not a free program.

Tax dollars come from taxpayers not the government.

I doubt the letter writer would turn down 18 holes of tax funded golf after all the letter writer does pay taxes. And Ms Fluke may be better at golf than the letter writer for all we know.

How in the world can anyone be against abortion prevention?

Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 1 month ago

According to google, yes he does.

Looks like we're all paying for Walt to tally his strokes.

tomatogrower 3 years, 1 month ago

I sure hope this guy only golfs at private country clubs. I would hate to think he plays golf at the golf course my tax dollars pay for. Or at any golf courses across the country subsidized by local or state tax payers. That would make this letter writer highly hypocritical.

And I'm sure golfing does a lot to regulate his menstrual cycle and provide pain relief. Since most golfers I know can't be bothered to walk the course, I can't see that golf would have any health benefits, especially since they are outweighed by lawn chemicals they come in contact with. Not to mention the boozing at the club afterward.

I realize this golfer is upset that the government has mandated that insurance companies pay a certain percent of their income towards medical care for their customers. I mean, how are the executives suppose to be able to play golf with him if their pay gets cut from 7 figures to 6? I mean how awful that insurance companies should have to provide health care for their customers. They are in the business to get rich, not provide health care. And look at all the jobs they have provided by requiring more and more paperwork. Those poor rich people. They are always getting picked on by snotty law students.

Bob_Keeshan 3 years, 1 month ago

What Walt doesn't mention is how Medicare paid for his doctor visit, therapy, and medicine when he hurt his back bending over to grab his balls out of the hole.

deec 3 years, 1 month ago

And up to lat year, medicare would pay for viagra if he loses his wood.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 1 month ago

And I also hope he doesn't use any publicly funded roadways to get to his golf fix.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 1 month ago

Maybe he'll use the SLT to get the golf course once the SLT is finished.

tomatogrower 3 years, 1 month ago

Ahh, changing the subject again. Dumb tactic.

tomatogrower 3 years, 1 month ago

Ok, I guess I'll bite. It has nothing to do with this Rush fanatic's ignorant analogy, but ok how has Obama raised the price of gas?

Can you please tell me why prices have risen? It has nothing to do with Iran cutting off oil to Europe? Supply and demand? And can you tell me why we export any oil? Does that make sense? Domestic consumption has gone down with the advent of efficient technology, so shouldn't the price go down? What new record highs in profits will the oil companies show this quarter? Well, except for BP who has to shell out money for their incompetence and for lawyers.

tomatogrower 3 years, 1 month ago

Still waiting for the answer to my questions? Crickets.

tomatogrower 3 years, 1 month ago

I thought you didn't wan the government interfering in free enterprise. Please make up your mind.

Carmalee Winebrinner 3 years, 1 month ago

Inexcusable, huh?

Funny, I recall when gas prices went this high under Bush; he didn't do anything.

And even Faux News said it wasn't his fault, he couldn't do anything about it!

voevoda 3 years, 1 month ago

The Anointed One is the sacred title of Lord Jesus Christ. "Gospel" refers to the accounts of the life of Jesus Christ. Obviously, its_just_math, you have no respect for anyone or anything if you can use them as terms of political abuse.
Of course, if your secret goal is to alienate persons of faith from the positions you espouse, then you are succeeding. Devout Christians must necessarily distance themselves from every opinion you voice.

Armstrong 3 years, 1 month ago

I don't think the Dems are doing a very good job of keeping the heat off Obama for his sub-par performance in the clubhouse / whitehouse

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm surprised that no one has pointed out how misogynistic it is to compare golf addiction to access to drugs critical to the healthcare of women.

somedude20 3 years, 1 month ago

I always use the ball cleaner that is on the course before I play a round. It is the gentlemanly thing to do

Phil Minkin 3 years, 1 month ago

CONGRATULATIONS MR. KIHM. You have just made the final four in the year' s most absurd and tortured analogies. I can't imagine you not taking the big prize.

Armstrong 3 years, 1 month ago

Yes by the evil rightwingers. Quick, get out your secret decoder ring and see if you can break the code ! What's on the Cartoon network tonight ?

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

Mr. Kihm's attempt to be cute at the expense of Ms. Fluke, indicates to me that he no-doubt is a dittoheaded follower of Mr. Limbaugh. Knowing that Kihm is a active follower of what many would perceive to be to the "right' of the main line of religious dogma, his comparison to the game of golf does not suprise me, I can only wonder why he did not use the "hole in one" comparison to Ms.' Fluke's situation. By-the-way, since Kihm does not want his monies to go to womens health issues, I do not want mine to go to pay for the huge costs associated with poor health of smokers, nor do I want to pay for diabetes cost associated with people who have bad dietary habits, nor do I want my monies to go to support unwanted children who are borne because women did no have access to birth control.

Additionally, I do not feel that I should contribute to the dogma of any religious organization by allowing these groups a political forum while at the same time giving them tax exempt status (a free ride) thus increasing my tax obligation. There is no-doubt that the battering of women's right is a religious based attempt by many right-winged Christian groups to continue the male domination and control of the subjugated women in their lives.

Armstrong 3 years, 1 month ago

Your argument is bogus .Mr. Kihm's attempt to be cute at the expense of Ms. Fluke, indicates to me that he no-doubt is a dittoheaded follower of Mr. Limbaugh - that is a guess

Knowing that Kihm is a active follower of what many would perceive to be to the "right' of the main line of religious dogma, his comparison to the game of golf does not suprise me, An assumption based on a guess

Another bogus attempt to prop up a guess

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

"When I make an eagle or birdie"

I'll take him at his word on the birdies, but I want verification that this guy makes eagles. Must be an easy hole. But congrats anyways, he got a chance to take a dig at Sandra Fluke and brag about his golf game all in one swoop. I guess he killed two birdies with one golf ball ):

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

Armstrong: Your assumptions are a guess! Mine not, I know the guy from his Ohio St. days!

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

Since we are talking about the oft discussed combination of birth control and golf, why not lighten it up a bit by throwing in religion and some documentation of the Bishops great golf round.

blindrabbit 3 years, 1 month ago

Any JW forum gives the chance for the quadripost group of BornAgainAmerican, Tom Shewmon, Its_Just_Math and Rockchalk1977 to quickly change the content of the original subject to "The Anointed One". Any decent psychologist will tell you that this singular fixation is a sign of some sort of repressed sexual fascination on the subject or individual. This is further borne out by the way that many Repub. politicians are caught up in the anti-gay rhetoric yet living in their own closet. But back to the original subject here, no birth control, back to the old cliche "keep em home, happy and pregnant"!

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

The discussion is about golf, birth control, and guns. The most unlikely combination of topics ever combined in one letter.

verity 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm going to break my own rule and say it. This is one of the very stupidest letters I have ever read.

RoeDapple 3 years, 1 month ago

Enjoy going back through my old posts?

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

Do they let you bowl with a basketball?

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

Or will it go in the gutter, just where this letter......nevermind

camper 3 years, 1 month ago

"As you know, a despondent and depressed golfer can cause havoc in today’s world, especially if he possesses an automatic weapon. I plead, I beg, my fellow Lawrencians, please help me not to have an unplanned bogey and certainly not a double bogey."

Just thinking aloud here, but I really hope this guy aint got no gun.

rtwngr 3 years, 1 month ago

I'm just glad Obama picked Mizzou to go deep in the tourney and ignored KU this year. KU will have a better chance of winning because we all know Obama can't pick winners. i.e. Solyndra

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 1 month ago

Actually, it was the Bush Administration who picked Solyndra, not Obama.

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