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Comment from: ToddCommish [Visitor]
"LET THIS END! MICHELLE WIE CAN ATTEMPT TO QUALIFY FOR ANY EVENT SHE CHOOSES, AND IT IS UP TO YOU, BLOGGERS, TO FIND SOME OTHER, RELEVANT, ANGLE OR TOPIC TO DISCUSS."

Pot, meet kettle.
06/06/06 @ 00:18
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
You, Ron Mon, are an idiot. Yes, isn't it fashionable to demonize white males? And it's appealing to gutless wonders, too. After all, no one's going to brand you as the race-card-playing jerk you are when you do it.

Hey, do you know where men really make decisions for women? Most of the "non-white" world is the answer. For instance, in the Muslim world women have very few rights, and virtually no men in that world are white. Of course, though, gutless wonders would never dare criticize those melanin-advantaged folks.

Ironically, white men from Bangor to Bern are the most hen-pecked characters in the world. And the most emasculated ones are usually found in journalism.
06/06/06 @ 00:34
Comment from: putt4par [Visitor]
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
You, Ron Mon, are an idiot. Yes, isn't it fashionable to demonize white males? And it's appealing to gutless wonders, too. After all, no one's going to brand you as the race-card-playing jerk you are when you do it.

Hey, do you know where men really make decisions for women? Most of the "non-white" world is the answer. For instance, in the Muslim world women have very few rights, and virtually no men in that world are white. Of course, though, gutless wonders would never dare criticize those melanin-advantaged folks.

Ironically, white men from Bangor to Bern are the most hen-pecked characters in the world. And the most emasculated ones are usually found in journalism.


Windbag!
06/06/06 @ 01:36
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Old man said:

"Windbag!"

Old bag!
06/06/06 @ 02:43
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
Ron Mon,

Of course women like Michelle Wie should have the right to choose to compete in the US Open or any other golf event.

However comparing this to abortion is lunacy. Women should be allowed to choose to compete in sporting events. However they should not be allowed to choose to kill their children.

Please come up with another analogy Ron Mon, because this one is completely stupid.
Try again.
06/06/06 @ 08:48
Comment from: Tim McDonald [Member] Email
I agree with all of the above this is an idiotic post, for the same as well as other reasons.

It's a tortured analogy for one. A writer stretching for depth he doesn't have. According to this twisted logic, the only blogger with the qualifications to blog on Wie should be a teenage female of Korean descent living in Hawaii.

Funny how this guy demands we bloggers find something else to blog about, just because he disagrees. One of the most compelling, controversial stories in golf and this guy wants us to avoid it.

This is what happens when you let in amateurs.


06/06/06 @ 09:08
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Norman, your name spelled backward is Namron. That is a lucid a commentary as your suggestion that I was making an analogy between abortion and golf. If you reread my blog (assuming no one had to read it to you), you will find that it does not connect the two.

Judge Smails, how about a Fresca? Your father and my father founded Bushwood. You are correct that many non-white males subjugate women quite well. This does not diminish my argument. And you are correct about the emasculation issue; I hope that you find your masculinity soon.
06/06/06 @ 09:10
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Old McDonald had a farm, ee-yie-ee-yie-yo. I anticipate that your amateur status will be re-affirmed soon, Tim. When did you last take a risk with a "tortured analogy" outside of golf? Also, what makes you an authority on what women should or should not be able to do? Are you one? Were you one? If not, what then? I don't demand that you blog about something else because I disagree. I ask that you end your witch hunt and find something else to investigate. Here is a great point to ponder: if someone offers you an opportunity, do you turn it down because someone might consider you unworthy of that opportunity? Of course not. If you have a way of earning that opportunity, better still. Take your beef to the corporate cluster that gives her a free pass, but don't crticize the kid.
06/06/06 @ 09:17
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
Ron Mon,
Okay I read your blog again.

You stated that men who were anti-abortion in that instance were trying to decide what women should do, just as men like Tim McDonald are trying to decide what Michelle should do.

I agree that it is not Tim's place to decide what Michelle should do, although I do think he is entitled to an opinion on it.

However in the case of abortion, I believe we all have a right and in fact a duty to try to protect innocent babies who have done nothing wrong.

I am all for women choosing, and for Michelle choosing where she wants to play. Some things have to be taken away from the individual to choose though.

That is why we put villans in jail, to take away their choice to repeat their activities.

Now that's a better analogy.
06/06/06 @ 10:06
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Beautiful response. I personally am anti-death except in the most severe of cases, but in the mixed-up dichotomy of the world, support a woman's right to choose. One of those gray areas about which our teachers taught. I guess that it is my duty to attempt to change Tim's opinions on Wie, just as it is your duty to let people see your perspective on other issues. Nice exchange of ideas, Norman. Keep writing.
06/06/06 @ 10:34
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Yeah, the "gray areas about which our teachers taught." This is why people like you are so confused: because of the "teachers" we have teaching.

Ron Mon, my response not only diminishes your point, it blows it out of the water. The fact of the matter is that, in your willingness to jump on the anti-white male bandwagon, you failed to apply reason and evaluate the issue carefully, leading to commentary that was invidiously biased and quite errant. Even Tim M., who is a liberal and most likely pro-abortion, recognizes how ridiculous this piece was.
06/06/06 @ 12:23
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Smails, you puny magistrate. You use trendy sound bites like "fashionable"; "gutless wonders"; "race-card-playing jerk" and "gutless wonders," and even try to invent your own coined phrase: melanin-advantaged folks. However, you depend on vitriole to the tune of "so confused"; "invidiously biased"; and "blows it out of the water."

The truth is, no one can possibly mount a defense of "Michelle Wie should not play in men's events" as it would amount to a violation of equal rights, human rights, and general good will. Bark up another tree, Smails.

06/06/06 @ 14:24
Comment from: MK [Visitor]
Norman; If men were the ones getting pregnant - the question about "Man's right to choose" wouldn't even be raised - it would be a fact! As to Wie - she should qualify first in LPGA events before given pass to try for the Open like everyone else. Being a woman at 16 is not a qualifier. And, men who don't make it to PGA main events should be allowed to compete for prizes at LPGA events as well.
06/06/06 @ 14:57
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
MK,

She was qualifying fairly for the men's tournament, just like everyone else. She qualifies for the women's open based on her world ranking. If men played in women's events, they would reduce the courses to par-three events, with 300+ yard drives on 320 yard par four holes. All par five hole would be reduced to nothing. It must remain thus, with women allowed to qualify for men's events, but not the other way around.
06/06/06 @ 16:12
Comment from: Judge Smails [Visitor]
Ron,

Don't try to divert the issue. You know as well as I do that I was only (in responding to THIS piece) taking issue with the gratuitous and unjustifiable condemnation of white men in that stupid book you quoted. Put your pants back on, boy.
06/06/06 @ 16:29
Comment from: George [Visitor]
*How dare [white males] pretend to know anything more than what resorts provide which ammenities to how many people?*

At least the white males might know how to fracking spell amenities, RM.

OK, OK, it is indeed bad form to do gotchas on a typo or English. Look at how dumb Norman appeared when he tried to pull that on me.

But seriously, volks, let's see what else Mein Herr Mon has to say in his racist diatribe.

Like so many overseers who operate the Far Left plantation, Herr Mon is the one obsessed with race:

*What could they ever know about being Korean on a Hawaiian island, with supportive parents who encourage her to achieve the most distant goal?*

Michelle is of Korean ethnicity? So what? Who cares? Why do you bring it up?

What's really the point, Herr Mon, of you bringing that up? Could it be that you're the one fixated on racial issues?

In Herr Mon's world, no one can be allowed to criticize Michelle Wie because those critic must be racist paranoids who fear the "Yellow Peril."

For me, I'm simply pointing out a flaw in Wie's game that existed one year ago and exists a year later: WIE CAN'T PUTT UNDER PRESSURE!!!

Got it? Not Wie, the Korean teenage female can't putt. Rather, it is Wie, the GOLFER, who all too often boots putts when the chips are down.

So, Herr Mon, why don't you actually reply to the arguments that are being made instead of lurching into some tangent about how white males are sitting around trying to figure out how to subjugate women. That's if you can take time out from your duties on the Far Left Plantation.

Maybe you have some stats to show that Wie's putts are improving. Maybe her putts per 18 holes is getting better. I really don't know. Perhaps Wie's putting has improved.

But it does seem that putts continue to be the albatross for Wie the Golfer. (That's golfer, not the way you see Wie, Herr Mon: Wie the Korean female.)

** I shudder to think of the type of parents, siblings, or uncles that these bloggers might make one day, if they are to deny their own the same opportunities that they deny Michelle Wie.**

No more than we shudder when we read one of your commentaries, figuring you couldn't possibly sound more silly than your previous commnentary -- and then get proved wrong in our prediction.

And catch a clue, my race-obsessed friend. No one, Herr Mon, is attempting to deny Michelle Wie anything.

And how could anyone deny her? She has $10 million a year in her back pocket. I assure you there will be a DTTV, cinema, or MFTV movie about her within two years if she even gets close to any of her goals, or if she wins an LPGA tournament at a record-low age. Maybe she'll star in it too.

Only Michelle Wie can derail Michelle Wie.

Because at some point, Wie's success will transform her into a Tiger-like transcendent figure, or be seen as an over-rated golfer suited for triva questions.

In-between seems unlikely, due to the hype heaped on Wie.

Wie attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open as a publicity stunt. She failed to qualify -- and she probably knew she would fail.

But she also knew she would get the publicity she craves to keep her marketing machine sated and plump.

For Wie, mission accomplished. But you already knew that was her primary goal, didn't you, Herr Mon.

-George
06/06/06 @ 16:51
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
George,
She entered the US Open qualifying in order to try to qaulify for the US Open. It's easy to understand really.
06/06/06 @ 18:48
Comment from: Norman [Visitor]
MK said:
Norman; If men were the ones getting pregnant - the question about "Man's right to choose" wouldn't even be raised - it would be a fact!
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Actually it would not. It would still be wrong to kill innocent children.
You do bring up an interesting issue though. When a woman gets pregnant with THEIR child, a woman can choose to have the child TERMINATED and what can the father do. Absolutely nothing. So much for equal rights.


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Mike said:
As to Wie - she should qualify first in LPGA events before given pass to try for the Open like everyone else. Being a woman at 16 is not a qualifier. And, men who don't make it to PGA main events should be allowed to compete for prizes at LPGA events as well.
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What free pass did she get for the Open. She qualified through a local qualifier to earn her right to play in sectional just like everyone else.

As regards the lpga thing, it has been discussed many times.
lpga = womens.
senior = men over 50.
pga = the best, no matter what age, no matter what gender. Anyone can apply.
06/06/06 @ 18:52
Comment from: Ken [Visitor]
Googling "Danica Patrick" you'll find similar nasty blogs and tired rhetoric - how she doesn't belong, why she can't and will never win, how she is "harming" NASCAR for everyone, etc, etc. Well have a cold one, boys.

The only difference with Wie is, Danica didn't have to deal with Limbaugh's overmedicated butt.
06/08/06 @ 04:24

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