I'll state up front: I am not simply disinterested in golf, I feel a form of contempt for it. I find it deceitful (calling itself a sport), boring, and mostly an excuse for old men to drink in the daytime. I no doubt developed this opinion in my childhood when I would observe the golfers going in and out of the clubhouse while I was at the pool or playground. I also remember asking my grandad why he didn't golf more, and he said it was a waste of time. That would have sealed it in my book.
But that isn't the point of today's gem.
I want to know how much the US government spends on golf courses. You guys here like to bitch about Obama playing golf (and we could all speculate that it's part of his affect) , but those golf courses weren't built or maintained for him.
Washington DC alone has several US government funded golf courses, one can only imagine how many of these money toilets we have nationwide, worldwide even. ISn't there a golf course on Diego Fucking Garcia? What other "sport" gets this kind of expenditure?