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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 08:56 AM

Trump 'Named Winner of Golf Championship He Didn't Play In'



https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-named-winner-of-golf-championship-he-didnt-play-in?ref=home


Trump ‘Named Winner of Golf Championship He Didn't Play In’
Reuters / Henry Nicholls


The victory list on Donald Trump's locker at Palm Beach undeniably looks impressive: the gold plaques commemorate his championship triumphs in 1999, 2001, 2009, 2012, 2013, and the recently-added 2018. But there appears to be a problem with the new plaque which claims he was the 2018 men's club champion—because he didn't play in the tournament. Golf magazine reports Trump was actually awarded the title of co-champion as part of a clubhouse joke after the real winner, businessmen Ted Virtue, gambled his championship in a round with Trump after the tournament was long over. Trump—an alleged serial golf cheat—reportedly proposed a nine-hole winner-takes-the-title challenge match with Virtue which, would you believe, he won. He is then reported to have said something along the lines of: “This isn’t fair—we’ll be co-champions.” But Trump appears to have been so proud of his ‘win’ that a plaque was added to his championship roll-call on his locker stating: “2018 — Men's Club Champion.” It's just as well he doesn't have more important things to occupy his mind with.


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Reply Trump 'Named Winner of Golf Championship He Didn't Play In' (Original post)
babylonsister Mar 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy Mar 2019 #1
flor-de-jasmim Mar 2019 #2
no_hypocrisy Mar 2019 #14
calimary Mar 2019 #26
malaise Mar 2019 #29
unblock Mar 2019 #19
Chiyo-chichi Mar 2019 #3
Initech Mar 2019 #5
Ilsa Mar 2019 #28
Initech Mar 2019 #4
bullwinkle428 Mar 2019 #6
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #7
RT Atlanta Mar 2019 #12
Javaman Mar 2019 #8
TheBlackAdder Mar 2019 #9
itcfish Mar 2019 #10
RT Atlanta Mar 2019 #11
watoos Mar 2019 #13
trusty elf Mar 2019 #15
yaesu Mar 2019 #16
colsohlibgal Mar 2019 #17
GreatCaesarsGhost Mar 2019 #18
underpants Mar 2019 #20
watoos Mar 2019 #21
underpants Mar 2019 #22
PJMcK Mar 2019 #31
IronLionZion Mar 2019 #23
crazytown Mar 2019 #24
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:02 AM

1. Reminds me of how Bill Cosby used to call himself Dr. William Cosby or William Cosby, Ed.D.

when in fact he received an honorary degree at graduation at Penn (if I remember correctly). The public was led to believe that he worked for and earned a Ph.D.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:04 AM

2. He has an actual PhD in Education from UMASS/Amherst. He earned the title.

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Response to flor-de-jasmim (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:20 AM

14. OK, my bad. I didn't have that information.

Last edited Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:54 AM - Edit history (1)

But it does have some controversy: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/11/24/bill-cosbys-doctoral-thesis-was-about-using-fat-albert-as-a-teaching-tool/?utm_term=.4382b89ad50a

According to Michael Eric Dyson, a sociology professor at Georgetown University and an acclaimed author of “Is Bill Cosby Right?” and numerous other books:

[Cosby] dropped out of high school after he flunked the tenth grade three times. He enlisted in the Navy, where he got his GED, and then enrolled at Temple University, where he dropped out to pursue a show business career. His unfinished bachelor’s degree from Temple was eventually bestowed on him because of “life experience.” Cosby enrolled as a part-time doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, which awarded him the Ed.D. degree in 1977 for a dissertation on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids.

But not even that degree was unsullied by controversy: A professor who served on Cosby’s dissertation committee, Reginald Damerell, said that Cosby hardly took a class — and that he got course credit for appearing on Sesame Street and The Electric Company, “and wrote a dissertation that analyzed the impact of his show.”

Damerell’s claims came in his 1985 book called “Education’s Smoking Gun,” which was a strong critique of education schools. A University of Massachusetts associate professor who left after 12 years, Damerell wrote in his book about a program at UMass in which people already established in their fields could earn a doctorate by taking some course work, getting credit for their work experience and writing a thesis.

Cosby himself wrote that he was persuaded to join the program — after he got a master’s degree in education in 1972 — by a dean. He bought a 16-room farmhouse not too far from the Amherst campus and spent time in both California and Massachusetts in those years. Cosby had a flexible course schedule that allowed him to keep performing.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:34 AM

26. I knew a guy while I was still working who was known as Dr. So-&-So

I’m not using his actual name here. But he went by Dr. (name here). I met him for the first and only time at a convention. He introduced himself and handed me his business card.

It read “Dr. (name here), ABD”.

I’d never seen that degree before, so I asked him about it. He answered “All But Dissertation.”

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:05 PM

29. ROFL

Damn people are needy for recognition and titles - sick.

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Response to flor-de-jasmim (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:44 AM

19. well, opinions vary on whether or not he "earned" it.

it's certainly true that he holds is normal, "earned" doctorate from umass, as opposed to an "honorary" doctorate (although he also has been conferred many honorary degrees as well, many of which have been revoked).

but he basically qualified for entry into the program and got course credit based on things he had already done in his career, rather than attending courses, passing tests, writing papers, etc.

the one thing he did was write a dissertation, again based on his own career.


now, most honorary degrees are purely awards based on what you've done in your career and the recipient normally doesn't do anything at all other than show up (well, for some, a big donation might be involved, but no one will admit that), and writing a dissertation is certainly far more than what any honorary degree recipient does.

i also have my suspicions about how academically rigorous his dissertation was, but i'll admit i have no basis for that other than my suspicions about how academic institutions (and people in general) can react to celebrities.

in any event, it's far less than what most "earned" doctorates involve.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:25 AM

3. Like the world's most vile dictators, he likes to propagate a mystique.

Flocks of bluebirds descended from heaven and circled Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for hours when he was born.
On his first-ever round of golf, he shot 18 hole-in-ones.

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Response to Chiyo-chichi (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:29 AM

5. This is literally a page out of Sascha Cohen's "The Dictator":

He started his own Olympic games and won every gold medal :



Sometimes real life really is stranger than fiction.

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Response to Initech (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:51 AM

28. That is crazy hysterical! Thanks! nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:26 AM

4. So you can declare yourself the winner of a tournament that you didn't play in?

Man the rich really do live on a different planet.

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:54 AM

7. And more from Trump's new "love"

1: HAMBURGER CREATOR

Kim Jong-un's father Kim Jong-il claimed he invented the hamburger, calling it "double bread with meat", with grand dreams that it would become a new national dish as he unsuccessfully introduced it to the nation's universities.

2: SPEAKING OF FOOD

The older Kim was also fond of claiming sawdust was full of nutrients, encouraging his citizens to chow down on the building byproduct in their regular times of famine.

3: SUPERNATURAL BODILY FUNCTIONS

Kim's official biography stated he never needed to use a toilet because his body was so well calibrated he didn't urinate or defecate.

4: MAGICAL BEGINNINGS

According to his official biography, Kim Jong-il's birth atop a sacred mountain saw a new star created and winter turn to spring. However records kept by the country's Soviet allies show he was born in a Siberian village in 1941.

5: FASHION ICON

Shortly before his death in 2011, Kim Jong-il's signature grey military styling was being celebrated by the world's top fashion designers, according to state media, who quoted an unnamed French designer saying "Kim Jong-il mode, which is now spreading expeditiously worldwide, is something unprecedented in the world's history".

6: EVERYONE LOVES US

Despite having one of the worst international reputations, North Koreans are told their leaders are beloved around the world and that each country celebrates their birthdays.

7: TIME THIEVES

For decades North Koreans believed the Japanese stole time from them back during their 1919 occupation. Kim Jong-un finally righted this injustice and set North Korea's clocks back by half an hour on August 15, 2015.

8: GREATNESS IS HEREDITARY

Kim Jong-un is just as amazing as his father, according to North Korea state media which revealed he was a gifted sailor as a youth - who also learned to drive at the age of three. The younger Kim is also a celebrated musical composer and artist, who is celebrated around the world.

9: NO SUCH THING AS THE INTERNET

The only people with access to the internet in North Korea are government officials and the state tells its citizens it's a notion invented by the west.

10: FAKE VILLAGE

Keen to encourage South Koreans to migrate, the North Korean government built Peace Village near the border in the 1950s. Propaganda says 200 families live happily and work in the village, but observers say it houses North Korean soldiers manning artillery stations pointed south.

Looks like IQ45 has a lot of work to do to beat THAT record!

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

12. sorry for duping your comment in my post below

We're on the same page. Cheers!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:56 AM

8. "Trump--an alleged serial golf cheat" anyone surprised? nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:07 AM

9. He got 19 hole-in-ones, besting Kim Jong Il's record.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:09 AM

10. Now is that what you call

a real Mulligan?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

11. reaching kim jon whatever levels

Next thing we know, donnie t will have made about 10 holes-in-one in a row.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:12 AM

13. I've seen clips of Trump's swing,

 

and clips of him putting. No way.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:21 AM

15. ...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:31 AM

16. Found a pic of his award

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:33 AM

17. The Ongoing Slide Downhill

This, and him claiming he called Tim Cook by his name rather than what he is on tape saying, Tim Apple.

We are mirroring the book “1984” more each day.

We have to thwart this ASAP.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:43 AM

18. Trump vs Virtue?



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:05 AM

20. Just sad. 9 holes?

Playing in a tournament is a lot different than a one on one match up.

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Response to underpants (Reply #20)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:09 AM

21. It was in the best interests of the real club champion,

 

to throw the match.

By the way, no report on what they shot? I figured Lindsey Graham would have been Trump's caddy and given us a report on what Trump shot?

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Response to watoos (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:13 AM

22. I'd suspect a Kim Jung Il number

Il supposedly had 5 holes in one the first time he played golf.



I’m referring to—what else?—the 38-under-par 34 reportedly fired by the late North Korean despot Kim Jong Il, a man known to his people as Dear Leader and to you and me as Dear Top-the-Leader Board. According to official North Korean state accounts, Kim’s round, the first he’d ever played, was highlighted by five aces.
https://www.golf.com/golf-plus/behind-kim-jong-ils-famous-round-golf

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Response to watoos (Reply #21)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:19 PM

31. The total number of strokes wouldn't matter in match play

What would be interesting to know is when Trump shut out his competitor. Theoretically, if Trump won the first five holes of a nine-hole match, he would win and the match would be over. (With only four holes to go, the competitor mathematically couldn't win.) The implication in the story is they were tied until the ninth hole which Trump allegedly won.

Like all things related to Trump, it's all bullshit and lies.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:22 AM

23. Sounds like how he won an election without really doing anything substantial

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:29 AM

24. Tiger Phoenix hole in 1

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:30 AM

25. Ted Virtue was artfully playing "customer golf"

I'm sure he knows how to lose gracefully when playing with Chump.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:39 AM

27. trump has always been nothing more than a joke

 

Everyone in NY, NJ, CT and the region knew what a complete joke trump always was. He was always good for nothing more than a laugh.

He's still a joke but for some reason the the laughing has died down. trump the joke isn't so funny anymore.

Apprentice: Caddyshack Edition brought to you direct from The White House.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 12:12 PM

30. I played against a multimillionaire

He is a cousin-in-law. My wife's cousin's husband.

He's a good golfer, certainly better than I am, but he's a cheat. He has to win at everything, and cutting corners even in the friendliest competition with no money at stake is what he does.

I'm certain Trump is even worse. It's a disease.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:05 PM

32. Mr. Burns at the company picnic...

"Close one this year..."

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