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February 28, 2003 12:35 PM   Subscribe

The group's intent "is to support the right of Augusta National to choose their members regardless of race, religion, sex or creed," Powell said.

The group in question is the Ku Klux Klan. Silly.
posted by donkeyschlong (19 comments total)

 
Okay, I really don't wanna be this guy, but . . . um, why exactly is it noteworthy that the KKK is a racist, sexist organization?
posted by mikrophon at 12:47 PM on February 28, 2003


The noteworthy point is that they're aligning themselves with Augusta National. Maybe AN would like to have some different friends?
posted by Red58 at 12:55 PM on February 28, 2003


Yes, I'm sure Augusta National welcomes this endorsement about as much as they'd welcome Arnold Palmer wearing a miniskirt.
posted by pardonyou? at 1:03 PM on February 28, 2003


The KKK statement is molded to resemble a diversity embracing endorsement. Belongs in the O'Reilly No Spin Zone.
posted by nofundy at 1:12 PM on February 28, 2003


So in other words, anyone that supports Augusta must have a hood in their closet.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 1:17 PM on February 28, 2003


I love this story! Just what Augusa National deserves.
posted by xmutex at 1:21 PM on February 28, 2003


So in other words, anyone that supports Augusta must have a hood in their closet.

No, but it helps.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:22 PM on February 28, 2003


So in other words, anyone that supports Augusta must have a hood in their closet.

if i pull your string four more times, do i get to hear the rest of your stock rhetorical tics?

in linnwood, 2 + 2 = 0
posted by artifex at 1:24 PM on February 28, 2003


Ironically, a Klan endorsement might finally turn up the pressure enough to force a change in policy.
No that I really give a crap about who can buy their way into a club of pudgy white swells.
posted by 2sheets at 1:26 PM on February 28, 2003


Heh. So having support from a group as repulsive as the KKK invalidates ANGC's position on the matter? Ridiculous.
posted by jbelshaw at 1:29 PM on February 28, 2003


Yeah, stay offa Augusta's side!

All six of you!
posted by teenydreams at 1:41 PM on February 28, 2003


"So having support from a group as repulsive as the KKK invalidates ANGC's position on the matter?"

No, not at all. I didn't say it did. But the extra publicity could end up making them change the policy anyway.
And it should be resolved on the merits of the case, and not just PR.
I support the right of people to associate with their chosen clique, if that's what they're into.
I think a compelling argument can be made however, that a country club should be open to all because of what really goes on at country clubs, which is backroom dealing.
posted by 2sheets at 1:41 PM on February 28, 2003


It's funny.
I'm against the KKK, but support Augusta National's right to choose it's own members.
So now I face the possibility of someone, in an argument, saying that I must be in support of the KKK.

I'm just waiting for that weird Bizarro-world moment where Jesse Jackson admonishes Tiger Woods for playing in the Masters while the KKK supports his right to play in the Masters.
posted by grum@work at 1:43 PM on February 28, 2003


So in other words, anyone that supports Augusta must have a hood in their closet.

*sighs*
no, it means that anyone who supports Augusta does not find discrimination very troubling (I politely remind you that Augusta has about a half dozen African American members). A half dozen. That doesn't bother you? Good for you. But since even Trent Lott finally came out in his marvelous BET interview as a big affirmative action supporter and friend of civil rights, well, Augusta right now is farther to the right than good old Masta Lott
posted by matteo at 1:46 PM on February 28, 2003


I'm just waiting for that weird Bizarro-world moment where Jesse Jackson admonishes Tiger Woods for playing in the Masters while the KKK supports his right to play in the Masters.

:)
posted by donkeyschlong at 1:49 PM on February 28, 2003


So let's see, marching in an anti-war protest sponsored by ANSWER, a group that supports genocidal anti-semitic dictators as long as they hate the US, is good, while playing golf at a club liked by the KKK, a group that supports genocidal anti-semitic dictators as long as they hate blacks, is bad. Even if the club doesn't want the KKK's support.

You know, with so much common ground you'd think that ANSWER and the KKK could find some common ground. Well, let's see, both groups supported the actions of Slobodan Milosovic ...
posted by Jos Bleau at 3:03 PM on February 28, 2003


Oh my, have the KKK been corrupted by NOW? Those seeking change at Augusta could not have asked for a better present.

How sweet to see the Augusta bigots hoisted on their own petard.
posted by caddis at 4:12 PM on February 28, 2003


Also, remember the old saying, "it takes one to know one." The KKK knows a fellow bigot when it sees one.
posted by caddis at 4:14 PM on February 28, 2003


Also, remember the old saying, "it takes one to know one." The KKK knows a fellow bigot when it sees one.

So we can also group the anti-war protestors with the communist party?
posted by gyc at 5:14 PM on February 28, 2003


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