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Hoopster President Bowled Over

December 21, 2008

Hoopster President Bowled Over

He’s not even in office, but President-elect Obama has already flip-flopped on a key campaign pledge.

Back in April, he promised Indiana’s basketball-barmy voters he would rip out Dick Nixon’s White House bowling alley and replace it with a basketball court.  He carried the state in the election, but crowds of keglers cried “foul.” Now, a month before his inauguration, Mr. Obama has flip-flopped on this vital national issue

Hoops will have a White House home, but bowling will remain at the residence. The Bowling-Industrial Complex spared no effort in striking this compromise, and pinned down the President-elect by offering the White House a free new state-of-the-art bowling alley.

But was this 180-degree policy reversal due to the spirit of compromise, or was it inspired by … something else?

 Pastor Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church has a Bowling League Outreach Ministry.


 Hoopster President Bowled Over


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Smithsonian Misses Another Opportunity

August 14, 2008

Smithsonian Misses Another Opportunity
Artist’s concept

After 25 years, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is leaving St. Louis, Missouri. Is it moving to the vacant Smithsonian museum on the National Mall, the Arts and Industry Building? No. It is going to Arlington, Texas, just like the Washington Senators baseball team did.