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The Last Word: Week of Feb. 24


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93 Responses to “The Last Word: Week of Feb. 24”

  1. Paul Hansen says:

    ” Over The Cliff Easy ” coming right up!

  2. Paul Hansen says:

    ” Welcome to the House Of Egg On Our Face”

  3. Paul Hansen says:

    ” Who says we can’t get anything done?”

  4. Paul Hansen says:

    “The perfect food huh? Wait till we get through with it.”

  5. Michael Sheehan says:

    I love golf because it’s about bad lies, going as low as you can go, and blaming everything but yourself for making mistakes.

  6. Chuck G says:

    This is a great place to hang out and hide while the rest of the Democrats do my dirty work,uh..ha,ha…ha,ha!

  7. Michael Sheehan says:

    How ironic…My performance is way below par everywhere except on the golf course.

  8. Donna Logar says:

    Don’t even have to shoot straight, playing with Republicans…

  9. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    I’m going to give you a little advice. There’s a force in the universe that makes things happen. And all you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen, and be the ball. Gunga Galunga! How about a Fresca?

  10. Mark Berube says:

    “I may be Commander-in Chief of the most powerful nation in the world but this game is the only chance I get to drive.”

  11. Dale Stout says:

    This is my kind of Tee Party.

  12. Donna Logar says:

    Sequester this! Hey, as a matter of fact, I did…

  13. Michael Sheehan says:

    This sums up my entire presidency – one big swing and a miss!

  14. Patty Regalia says:

    I know America, the only thing that has improved these past 4 years is my swing.

  15. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Sequestration is the congressional Republican/Tea Party’s idea of change. I’m for Mitt Romney’s idea for change by ending some tax loopholes, but I’ll be more specific than he was.

  16. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    This sequester is like congressional flatulence, either way “things” are gonna get cut.

  17. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Waterboy! Waterboy! Senator Rubio, please hand me one of those little water bottles and I’ll show you how it’s done.

  18. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    They named it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken.

  19. Mark Bowman says:

    Playing golf with Butch Harmon and Tiger Woods on a private course. I kinda feel like a Republican!

  20. Kellie Ambrosek says:

    Well at least we know this is one cut I will not be making.

  21. richard smith says:

    A birdie, an eagle, a Tiger…Trump would say I’m playing in Kenya!

  22. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    You say Dubya gave up golf after he started the Iraq war? I wonder what he gave up when the U.S. economy started going into the worst recession since the Great Depression! Oh yea, his presidential approval rating.

  23. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Hey, who swapped out my tee for the flat top Mitch McConnell filibuster gag tee?

  24. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Heads up, Boehner! I love teeing off after those guys!

  25. Bob Charbonnier says:

    The secret to my game are all the “gimmees”.

  26. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    As we all know… golf and Congress are puzzles without an answer.

  27. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Remember this one, “I call upon all nations to do everything they can to stop these terrorist killers. Now watch this drive.” That was a good one. Now watch this drive!

  28. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Now watch this drive. The drone has been programmed to intercept my ball, and then deliver a hole-in-one every time. I love this technology!

  29. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Republicans in Congress constantly have very good scores when we play golf together. But it’s only because their math is always so very bad.

  30. Kellie Ambrose says:

    Tiger out drove me, but I bet have a better lie.

  31. Harold Parizek, Sebastopol says:

    FORE (+16) score and 9+ years ago our fathers…

  32. Joanna Parizek, Sebastopol says:

    F O R E!…. He’s a jolly good fellow… which nobody can deny! :)

  33. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    There’s a fanatic out there with a web site which lists all 115 rounds of golf I’ve played since I took office in 2009. Wow, I didn’t realize I only averaged about one round of golf every two weeks.

  34. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Eric Cantor released the House calendar for the 113th Congress. In 2013, the House will only be in session for about 126 days. So what the heck, I’m playing golf!

  35. Jim Owen Jr says:

    The only reason I did not yell four , is because I just seen John Boehner walking on the Fairway.

  36. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Eliminating tax loopholes have made liars out of more Republicans than golf.

  37. Dan Drummond Sr says:

    Tiger said I was way better than Dubya.

  38. Patty Regalia says:

    Yes Tiger, these shorts did belong to Marx.

  39. Richard Smith says:

    Golf is like politics…your best lie is right down the middle!

  40. Richard Smith says:

    Politics is like golf…best to stay right down the middle!

  41. Jackson says:

    Biden tee me up another can.

  42. Weymouth Kirkland says:

    Did I fire my right side okay, Tiger?…or was it my left side??

  43. John Gianfermi says:

    “I think I’ll replace this divot with Mitt Romney’s toupee.”

  44. Hank Menefee says:

    What, me worry?

  45. Harold Parizek, Sebastopol says:

    FORE score and seven years ago…

  46. John Gianfermi says:

    “I think I’ll replace this divot with Rick Perry’s toupee.”

  47. Stuart Crandall says:

    Gosh… I can’t stop pushing it to the left.

  48. Steven Powles says:

    Fore more years.

  49. Harold Parizek says:

    FORE…more years!

  50. Mark Berube says:

    “If I could use this wood as good as Woods, I certainly would.”

  51. Jim Owen Jr says:

    Hey Tiger, That drive was almost as long as yours. I just imagined I was swinging at John Boehner.

  52. randy straub says:

    Eat your heart out Tiger

  53. Mark Bowman says:

    Drive for show; eat rubber chicken for dough.

  54. Steve Humphrey says:

    Wish I could learn to spin the ball like I can spin the truth.

  55. Dennis Tatman says:

    After that lesson the Tiger i’am a much better “Swinger”!!

  56. John Gianfermi says:

    “This could be the best way to get the swing votes.”

  57. John Gianfermi says:

    “I’ll take the PGA over the NRA any day of the week.”

  58. Bob Hill says:

    The secret is thinking of the ball as Republican.

  59. Pete Hill says:

    I now can blame Tiger Woods for my high

  60. ken wong says:

    Whew! It almost went over the cliff!

  61. Julius Orth says:

    Line up the whole house of representatives…I am in the groove and teeing off on them all.

  62. Johnpaul McIntosh-King says:

    Fore! Yeah, as in “four” more years.

  63. Diane Naylor says:

    Swingin’ through the pain,
    Swingin’ through the pain,
    What a hideous feelin’,
    It’s crappy again…

    (Sung to the tune of Singin’ in the Rain)

  64. gary loux says:

    i hit it further with boehner’s picture on my ball

  65. Donna Manahan says:

    DANG! If Romney had won, I could be doing THIS for the next 4 years! What was I thinking?

  66. Dennis Udall says:

    Another great shot! It’s going way, way, way left!

  67. Christopher Sork says:

    “Take that John Boener!”

  68. Dom Sarno says:

    Maybe things will get better if I start swinging from the right!

  69. Pete Foppiano says:

    I always do better when I paint John Boehner’s face on the ball

  70. Jim Fahy says:

    “Fore score and four more years to go…
    eh Tiger?”

  71. Charley Lella says:

    “More fish food.”

  72. Al Cohen says:

    Tiger said it’s a good thing the election is over, because after seeing my swing, he said I definitely would lose the swing voters.

  73. Jeannie Lella says:

    Whoops! ” Think I need a chiropractor.”

  74. Scott Walker says:

    “D-E-B-T!…, I mean F-O-R-E!!”

  75. Monica says:


  76. ron says:

    “Benghazi? $16 trillion? Brian Terry? Fast and Furious? …. Don’t bother me with those insignificant things. Just let me get back to <> the business of this country. … Hmm, I wonder where I should take a vacation next week.”

  77. Jeff Allee says:

    Uh-oh, went too far left.

  78. Paul says:

    You say…Nero fiddled while Rome did what??????

  79. Dale Stout says:

    Sequester this.

  80. Julie Ambrose says:

    FOUR! more years.

  81. Bob Charbonnier says:

    FORE!!! Yup, four more years, four more years.

  82. Dale Stout says:

    The Republicans wish they had my drive.

  83. Dale Stout says:

    Too bad the Republicans can’t get a grip on things.

  84. richard smith says:

    As President,I command that I get a mulligan on every hole!

  85. richard smith says:

    Eat your heart out Tiger!

  86. Skippy says:

    Not too shabby, and I only play 5 days a week!

  87. MARTHA HARPER says:

    I don’t understand it! The Press was more interested in Tiger Woods. I’m the President and he’s just a golfer!

  88. MARTHA HARPER says:

    This is my interpretation of Boehner’s performance as leader of the House. Balls going every which way except into the holes!

  89. Karen Davies says:

    Tiger who?

  90. Karen Davies says:

    Fore Boehner!

  91. Al Cohen says:

    Mu instructors advice is for me to keep my day job.Here I seem to lose the grip on things.

  92. Al Cohen says:

    Darn the ball is heading RIGHT..Too many unplayable lies are over there.

  93. Ron Barz says:

    At least, this is the one thing I am a “straight shooter” at !