I'll bet neither of them has even touched a disc golf disc before.
I think we may have crossed wires but I must say that a disc golf tournament would be an interesting way to choose the president.
Right? Maybe it could be one of the weekly challenges for next election's reality show: Survivor: Presidential.
To answer the question you thought I was asking, the winner was the 1% who duped 100 million people into voting that the 1% maintain control over the country. It was pretty unclimactic but I did find a couple of interesting things in the voting numbers.
Hillary got 92.8% of the votes in the District of Columbia. For those of you trying to figure out why Hillary lost, you don't have to look any farther than this. A vote for Hillary was a vote for the corrupt system. Not that voting for Trump was a vote against the corrupt system. As part of his character in the 2016 Election reality show, he got to play the role of the outsider. This played in his favor even though it was just written into the script for his character. We all know that a true outsider would never be allowed to win the primary or be given the same amount of media attention as the 1% candidates. Hell, Ron Paul won the Nevada caucus and the results were thrown out and McCain delegates were appointed by the RNC to represent the state. A true outsider is never given the slightest chance of being seen as a viable candidate, never mind winning the election. The fact that they appointed delegates rather than go with delegates selected by the people demonstrates that this country is not a democratic republic. People are allowed to vote as long as they vote for one of the two puppets the 1% puts forward.
There have been a lot of things posted on Facebook by Trillary supporters with one side posting "Suck it!" messages and the other side announcing the end of the world. The best that I have seen so far though was from a Johnson supporter reprimanding Hillary supporters for wasting their votes. Had they voted for Johnson, he would have won and if he wasn't suicided or killed in a freak accident before January, things might have changed.
Yeah, four years of zero presidential coverage from the media.
No bully pulpit for you!
Oh they would cover him extensively. They would cover his inability to get along with congress members. They would talk about how his vetoes were stopping the good work of congress, work done for the 1% obviously but that part would be left out, and his inability to get congress to champion any of his causes. He would be portrayed as the biggest loser of a president every, a cautionary tale of what happens when the people vote third party. It would have been very interesting but obviously people who vote for the status quo are not going to vote for change, only candidates who talk about change, but turning the common complaint of wasted votes upside down was a nice twist.
You know who really does want to break from the status quo?
Well, yes, but also people in Utah.
We are in Utah.
Have you ever heard of Google Maps?
Voters in Utah. Most states had single digit percentage of voters who voted third party. New Mexico had double digits at 11%. 25% of voters in Utah voted third party. That's freaking amazing. It didn't change anything this time but we can always hope that people are waking up to just how rigged the system is.
Even if it wasn't rigged, it would still be a strange system. 18% of the population voted for Trump. If Trump wasn't a puppet and actually decided the course of the nation, what kind of messed up system would allow 18% of the population to decide how the other 82% of the people had to live their lives, what they could do, couldn't do, and had to do? That's crazy. There may be new readers to this blog tempted to say something like, "Well, you could vote in the hope of determining how everyone should live their lives." First, I have way too much respect for people to use violence and threats of violence to force them to live their lives in a way I find acceptable. Second, the system is set up in a way to make sure every vote is a wasted vote.
The question in the title for this post was supposed to lead into a discussion of my first disc golf tournament.
You should have been more specific.
Especially after such an emotional election.
My performance in the tournament evoked far more emotion than a fake election or the hysterical reactions of the disciples based on what candidates said they would do. One of the biggest complaints about politicians is how much they lie and yet devotees on the right are screaming in triumph about how much things are going to change and zealots on the left are screaming in anguish about how much things are going to change. Neither is waiting to see if anything is actually going to change. So much drama, it's like the all the voters are high school students.
Maybe they should raise the minimum age for voting.
There are drama queens in every age demographic.
Ahem, back to the tournament. It was a shotgun start and I started on hole with a narrow fairway that I usually play for and get par on. I thought that I should try to play it safe, which of course, was a mistake because by changing my game, it just made things worse. My first throw was out of bounds in a way that I have never done before. My game had few shining moments in the first 9 holes while I made mistakes that I rarely make. After that though, I seemed to find my groove getting birdies on several holes. I would have done very well on the second half except for a couple of mistakes caused by trying to cut things too closely to trees. One hit a tree and one went out of bounds adding 3 strokes to my score.
My overall feeling was that I did not play the course as well as I usually do. Tournament jitters maybe. It was also a bit chilly at the start and I couldn't get my hands to warm up during the front nine. Probably a bit of both. The end result turned out to be a bit surprising. I tied for third place in my class. To keep it in context, I must point out that there were only 9 people competing in my class. It was interesting to look at my score compared to the results of the other classes. If I had played in the advanced class, I would have taken 6th. If I had played with the best players in the open class, I would have taken 11th (which would have been third from last).
I received $25 worth of credit at Infinite Discs for getting third place. Pretty cool. I used it on the spot to buy a couple of discs. I got a fairway driver for myself that I had on my list of discs to experiment with. I got a distance driver for Trey as payment for caddying for me for part of the course. We tried them out at our local course on our way home. I'll probably do a review of the disc I got in a future post after I've had a chance to throw it some more.
So, my first tournament went as bad as I feared it could and ended up with better than expected results. I signed up for another tournament too, which those of you who know me will find surprising. Not only because I never played tournaments before yesterday but also because it's in January in northern Utah. I hate the cold and it will probably be about 32 degrees. Come on global warming!
I don't think that's PC.
Is anything he says PC?
All things considered, I'm glad I did it and plan on playing in many more tournaments next year.
Oh yeah, remember that I guessed that my PDGA player rating would be about 850. The rating for my play on this course for this tournament was 882. Since that's my only tournament rating, I think that will be my PDGA rating until I take part in more tournaments. I don't have any other scores to average in yet. I wasn't far off with my guess and was pleasantly surprised that I had guessed low.