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Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:36 PM

Trump and the Saudis are trying to fuck the PGA and American golf

I'm not a golfer, and I may only watch the last day of a major tournament on TV. But it seems that the Saudis, with the help of Trump, have a major golf scam going.

The Saudis have started a new golf organization of sorts called LIV. Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, and a few other well known golf pros have become involved in their tournaments, (probably because of the huge money prizes). The PGA has banned any pro golfer who plays in LIV tournaments from remaining a member of the PGA, or playing in PGA tournaments.

You know that anything that Trump is involved in is a scam. And it will probably come crashing down, like every other business he has ever been involved in. (He was once involved in trying to establish a new football league called the USFL, the United States Football league, which didn't last long.)

So I guess my bottom line is fuck Trump, fuck the Saudis, (the people who brought us 9/11), and fuck any pro golfer who has anything to do with them.

I know that golf is not one of our major concerns, but it's amazing how Trump never tires of finding new self-enrichment scams, and how many morons will buy into it.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/with-liv-golf-trump-is-helping-the-saudis-buy-their-way-into-american-hearts

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Reply Trump and the Saudis are trying to fuck the PGA and American golf (Original post)
Cyrano Jun 10 OP
ProudMNDemocrat Jun 10 #1
nolabear Jun 10 #3
Srkdqltr Jun 10 #2
former9thward Jun 10 #8
Srkdqltr Jun 10 #15
former9thward Jun 10 #17
AZProgressive Jun 10 #23
nolabear Jun 10 #4
ProfessorGAC Jun 10 #6
nolabear Jun 10 #25
musette_sf Jun 10 #5
Cyrano Jun 10 #14
Straw Man Jun 10 #18
msongs Jun 10 #7
Cyrano Jun 10 #11
Thunderbeast Jun 10 #9
brush Jun 10 #12
Cyrano Jun 10 #13
CentralMass Jun 10 #20
TroubleMan Jun 10 #10
moondust Jun 10 #16
PeaceWave Jun 10 #19
Diablo del sol Jun 10 #21
Samrob Jun 10 #22
Captain Zero Jun 10 #24
LessAspin Jun 12 #26
LessAspin Jun 12 #29
malaise Jun 12 #27
USALiberal Jun 12 #28
BettyonRed Jun 12 #30

Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:44 PM

1. Burn me once, shame on you.

Burn me twice, still shame on you. The gullible never learn.

How's Truth Social doing, Devin's Cow?

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:52 PM

3. They're busy tossing anyone who posts about the Jan 6 hearings.

Because, FREEDOM!

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:48 PM

2. Money talks. They are investing the gas profits in greedy golfers

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:03 PM

8. Now golfers are "greedy"?

What is your definition of "greedy"? Golfers have complained for years about the PGA's low pay. I would not defend them.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:51 PM

15. Would not defend which? Golfers or PGA?

What I'm saying, not that well, is the high price we are paying now for fuel is to those who are paying the golfers 200m for golfing. I imagine to get them out of the PGA. The money is win or loose I assume.

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Response to Srkdqltr (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 05:00 PM

17. My only point is the PGA is a monopoly or would like to be one.

I am opposed to monopolies. So if someone wants to complete more power to them. Yes, I know the Saudis are involved. But Biden is going to Saudi Arabia so we have moved on.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 06:14 PM

23. Some 9/11 families haven't moved on

They want accountability. I also donít support Biden doing that which is a broken campaign promise.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:53 PM

4. Pro golfers are not known for their liberal bias.

Theyíre going to be so shocked when it all falls down. I just hope the PGA sticks to its guns.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:57 PM

6. VERY Libertarian!!!

The tour is loaded with Randians! The libertarian streak is a golf course wide!
Lots of them grew up on country clubs, got high level instruction from the start, but think they are these stand alone entrepreneurs.
Most of them are wrong.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 06:40 PM

25. Ain't it the truth.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:54 PM

5. I typed the initial USFL intro letter to TFG

I did temp work for David Dixon, the NOLA money guy behind the USFL, in the early 80s. Iíd moved to NOLA from NYC so knew what garbage the whole Drumph family was even then.

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:50 PM

14. Everything he ever touched turned to dung. Here's the short list:

Trump Steaks, Trump Airlines, Trump Vodka, Trump Mortgage, Trump Magazine, Trump University, The New Jersey Generals, Trump Network, Trump Taj Mahal, Trumpís Castle, Trump Plaza Casinos, Trump Plaza Hotel, Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts, Trump Entertainment Resorts.

What he most recently fucked up is democracy. And it remains to be seen if it can be fixed, or if he's destroyed it.

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 05:13 PM

18. Yeah, USFL

This latest venture is poised to suffer the same fate. It's truer every day: Everything Trump touches turns to shit. The amazing thing is that he keeps getting more chances to play.

So much winning ...

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 03:59 PM

7. I favor george carlin's views about golf....

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:15 PM

11. Absolutely brilliant. Carlin is the best there's ever been.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:03 PM

9. One of their first events is at Pumpkin Ridge west of Portland.

I hope to be on an overpass with a picture of Fallon Smart, a 14 year-old girl from southeast Portland who was killed by a Saudi student in a reckless hit and run. Prior to his conviction, Saudi agents cut off his ankle bracelett and whisked him away to Rhiad on a private jet.

The Saudi royal family is an organized crime syndicate established by the CIA in collusion with oil companies.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.koin.com/news/crime/60-minutes-fallon-smarts-saudi-killer-fled-portland/amp/

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:21 PM

12. Partnering with those bone-saw killing Saudis should've...

stop every last one of the greedy golfers. Money talks though and I think the PGA will come out best because most of the top golfers are staying with them. As with other sports leagues being challenged though, some of the new leagues rules will be adapted.

This new league offers appearance fees for even those who come in last. The PGA would be wise to adopt that feature and get rid of having to make the "cut" after the first two rounds or you get nothing for playing.

The last place person gets 120k for playing. No golfer will be against that.

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:24 PM

13. And let's not forget that Bush whisked Saudis

out of the country, by air, right after 9/11, when every single flight in the United States was grounded. Hmmm, I wonder why.

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 06:01 PM

20. Thank you and shame on Pumpkin Rudge for hosting the event.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 04:08 PM

10. LIV stands for "Let's Ignore Violence."

This whole thing is the worst example of sportswashing I've ever seen, even worse that international soccer ownership.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 05:30 PM

19. Screw those traitorous players

Wait until they figure out that the price for disobeying is being murdered, dismembered and made to disappear.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 06:07 PM

21. I believe tRump came into the USFL after the fact

 

Basically a spring/summer league that was starting to get traction. tRump entered with his typical bullshit and bluster, pushed the league to go head to head with the NFL and the league imploded.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 06:11 PM

22. Tsk, tsk. All those MAGA, America First, billionaire golfers from the PGA...tsk tsk.

When greed is not enough.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Fri Jun 10, 2022, 06:17 PM

24. Probably an online GAMBLING SCAM (?)

PGA probably doesn't want to allow it,?

Got to be major money in golf and gambling. And owning. How that is run.

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2022, 10:24 AM

26. Saudi Golf to funnel Money to Trump

To me this is one of, if not the main objective, of Saudi Golf...

It's another way to funnel money to their favorite son in hopes he returns to power.









https://www.democraticunderground.com/120487679

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2022, 10:55 AM

27. There's an awful lot of blood money in sports these days

Frightening

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2022, 11:37 AM

28. Cracks me up how golfers need dead silence!! Silly! Nt

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Response to Cyrano (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2022, 04:26 PM

30. I'm ok with this

 

PGA is a monopoly that only pays the top players well. Everyone else suffers. A little competition will improve the employment conditions for everyone.

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