Conor Lamb

Conor Lamb took an impressive House seat in PA. Surprised? This is probably just the beginning snowball and it gathers speed. A blue candidate takes a seat in a deeply red district. Ground game politics works. Engage with people and know their issues. Then it really doesn’t matter is blue, red, green, or purple. Slight funny note. He’ll be campaigning again in eight months as this was a special election.

So much turnover in the Trump administration is just the biggest sign of instability. My take: DT wants to surround himself with people that agree with him.

Marine Corps vs Marine Core

Wouldn’t a proof-reader be a good idea? Also, to any veteran of the USMC, we know there is a big difference. The Marine Core doesn’t exist. It’s Marine Corps. Short for corpus. (french)

Favorite Justice League Scene

Tiger Woods Looking Good

Tiger Woods Playing Well.

First round is over and he’s T8 at one under par. It’s looking good for him to make the weekend and maybe even be in competition for his first win since coming back from his back injury.

Of course,  it wasn’t without some trouble. And it’s excellent shots.

Phil Mickelson on Dan Patrick

An excellent interview with Phil and how his strength training program is what has lead him to be competitive and injury free. Dan Patrick was talking ‘bench press’ with him and Phil interestingly made a comment saying,”I would never do that. It’s all the pressure on my spine.”

Charles Barkley on DP

Excellent segment talking about the NCAA and college’s paying players. Charles makes a good point talking about how he took a loan from his agent to and it lead to him staying in college longer. But, the NCAA made $1 billion dollars last year. Granted that’s through ALL of its sports but it’s still a lot of money. Free educations is worth a lot and the vast overwhelming majority of these kids won’t be playing professional anything. Charles also makes some great points about NBA teams tanking and getting more ping-pong balls for possible draft picks.

Bring on the Golf and Coffee

Valspar Tomorrow.

Tomorrow Tiger Woods tees off at the Valspar and his butt better make the weekend. I think he’s looking solid and I wouldn’t be surprised if he breaks thru and we see a top-five finish. Phil Mickelson’s win is probably even more incentive for him to win.

But who can forget the time that Tiger was being introduced and the starter was listing his year victories and Phil had heard enough. Video below.

First Wednesday Tournament

Today is our first Wednesday tournament and I spent the last few days hitting some shots to get ready. Part of that getting ready was a lesson with Bob Madsen. It looks like my stance was too wide for my driver. The road to better. One day at a time.


Oscars 2018

So is a bit funny to me when people get all fired up when an actor or an actress is voicing their opinion. They’re doing the exact same thing that I’m doing right now. I just happen to do mine in a blog format on social media which has a reach of about 10,000 to 15,000 people. Between Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Instagram. I’m grateful for having that voice and I try to make a point not to abuse it. But I applaud people for taking a stand and voicing an opinion.

Sam – the video above – is definitely one of my favorite actors. I think he’s highly underrated. He is definitely very comical.


Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup

It’s a Ryder Cup year so a lot of the golf spotlight is on the American and European teams. I think Europe is going to be sneaky strong especially with the latest addition of some of their long hitters like ‘Rahmbo’. Better video clip discussing it below.

PGA Tour is off to Mexico for the WGC event. Huge elevation change and hence the ball is traveling some %10-15 longer. Player whine about having to use trackman. Yeah, I don’t remember Jack Nicklaus complaining about this. Players today! Argh! Video below discussing it.

Jon Rahm says that he’s working on his temper. Is this really a point of discussion? It’s one of the items that I actually enjoy of him.


Special Thanks


A special shout out to Doug and Jenn who sent my wife flowers to help with all that she’s going through. Losing a parent definitely isn’t easy. But friends showing they care makes a difference. Thanks!

Justin Timberlake performed his hit song ‘Say Something’ at the brits yesterday. I think it’s quite fitting in so many ways.

“Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have…..”

I’m Back

I was at Golf Mart and one of the employees that I typically spend quite a bit of time talking with said,”Hey when are you going to be updating your blog?” I was rather flattered but also sorry that he’s probably been looking on my page and wallah – no update. Well, that changed today. I’m going to make a better effort to publish out three times a week and on the rare occasion that I have a subject that I want to discuss.

Kevin Smith


Clerks, Mallrats, Jay and Bob Strike Back, and more. One of my favorite writers, actors, and directors had a massive heart attack and is lucky to still be with us.

Here he is discussing it from the hospital:

Get well, Kevin.

Some Presidential Humor….

Looks like we’re all playing for second folks. He’s tops in every category.


Town Hall and More

CNN hosted a town hall with many kids and parents that lost loved ones in the most recent shooting. Marco Rubio and others were held to the fire. While I applaud their efforts banning assault weapons is a very difficult task as there are so many weapons that are encompassing that label.

I’m less about the weapon and more about mental health checks and enhanced background checks. We need to make it tough to get as well as have a community outreach program where if citizens believe someone to be a danger that we can have a weapons restriction placed on them. Granted, all of that will have to be done with due process.

So many of these guns are already on the streets and in the hands of citizens. Banning them simply won’t work.

This is part of the problem with politics. The moment they take office they work on fundraising for the next election. Bring on the money! Money in politics. Part of the problem.


Quite an interesting video. Enjoyed!

John Green – When your Friend Runs for Governor

Big fan of John Green.