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Mickelson Bullied into Apology
After Slamming CA Tax Rate

Breitbart Sports, by Tony Lee

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/23/2013 10:06:32 PM

Three days after golfer Phil Mickelson publicly said California´s high tax rate may force him to make "drastic changes" to his career or consider leaving the state he loves for financial reasons, he was bullied into apologizing for what Mickelson said were "insensitive comments." Mickelson issued an apology on Tuesday and, in his first remarks to reporters since his comments on Sunday, expressed deep regret on Wednesday at a press conference at Torrey Pines, CA, where this weekend´s PGA Tour event is being held. Sports writers and others in the mainstream press resoundingly mocked

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Jonr, 1/23/2013 10:24:42 PM     (No. 9135473)

Sickening to say the least!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Muggins, 1/23/2013 10:41:37 PM     (No. 9135498)

There are different ways to drag up. "Drag up" means "to quit", but the term "Drag up" is the preferred nomenclature. There´s the angry drag up, when somebody gets the redass and dramatically vents his grievences and walk off. There´s the dry, British, upperclass drag up, where the complaints are stated without a hint of emotion, and then a walk off with an air of someone without a care. There´s the sabotage drag up, when the disgruntled worker, or tenant, or taxpayer drills a hole in the hull of the boat, or throws a wrench in the machine, and walks off. My favorite is the silent drag, when the boss turns around and asks, "Say... have you seen so-and-so?" Nobody knows where you are because you´ve already hit the road without saying anything. I think Mickelson is going to leave California, now, in the silent drag mode.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/23/2013 11:41:25 PM     (No. 9135578)

He spoke his mind, what is with the apology ? Is it tied to his paycheck ?

First, the Whole Foods CEO, now Mickelson.

Man up. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Stop backpeddling.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/23/2013 11:49:56 PM     (No. 9135586)

FTA: He said it was "insensitive" to talk about how high taxes may force him to make "drastic changes" when people were unemployed and having trouble finding jobs in this economy.

Well, sometimes the truth just hurts - but the fact is, it´s long past time to look at WHY people are unemployed (and spare me the "7.8% unemployment rate and falling" baloney) - and WHY it is that taxes are being increased so as to be overburdening only about 1/2 the working population - those PAYING the taxes. Ask ´Why?´ - - and then stand back and watch the Leftist media and other associated educated idiots vent their collective spleen. THAT will tell you all you need to know.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: bob913, 1/24/2013 12:44:36 AM     (No. 9135655)

What will he say when he moves out of state?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 1/24/2013 12:47:17 AM     (No. 9135661)

If he was going to end up caving and apologizing, I wish he had kept his opinion to himself as well.
Mind you, I love Phil, love watching Phil and think he is a gentleman. But Phil, a man´s got to know his limitations.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/24/2013 12:53:35 AM     (No. 9135672)

Rick Reilly of ESPN seems to have taken on the role of Gov´t Snitch & Master Bully for the progressives. We have several incidents of his nasty attacks on conservatives.

Time to boycott ESPN & their advertisers.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/24/2013 12:54:00 AM     (No. 9135673)

#3 - Add Howard Stern(!) and Anna Welker to the list. This is all so very disappointing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ragu, 1/24/2013 12:54:26 AM     (No. 9135675)

I am very disappointed that Phil Mickelson allowed himself to be "Bullied into apologizing". There was no need for an apology for the truth.

(Wonder if Tiger Woods will apologize for saying he left CA for FL because of CA´s high taxes?)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/24/2013 2:25:13 AM     (No. 9135727)

Phil should have just packed up his bags and left. It is still a right in this country to live where ever you want to. Now he looks pitiful and that is no way for a man to look. I suspect the rumors about legislation to grab as much as the State can from people leaving is true. The beast never gives up without a serious fight.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/24/2013 3:01:36 AM     (No. 9135735)

What do golfers do when they retire?Start working?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/24/2013 5:29:02 AM     (No. 9135789)

No apology is necessary.

#4, you beat me to it. People are unemployed and the economy is a wreck because of policies like those in California. If everyone who could vote with their feet (as Reagan used to say) did so, perhaps legislatures wouldn´t be so stupid and greedy.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/24/2013 5:32:04 AM     (No. 9135790)

Sorry for the second post, but in answer to #10, New York City had an exit tax in the 90´s of 1% of the sale price of your house, and I know New Jersey has an exit tax now.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 1/24/2013 9:17:02 AM     (No. 9136094)

There are many avenues of censorship and closing down those who don´t support the party line. This is one tactic the left has perfected. It is disappointing that Mickelson caved to the ridicule and bullying. On the other hand, until the American people are ready to step up to the plate and dish out real consequences for what happened to him, nothing will change. We´re no better than Mickelson -- he caves and we allow the bullying and intimidation to happen without consequences.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: hotcorner, 1/24/2013 9:35:26 AM     (No. 9136136)

No freedom of speech under Dems. Just PC.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: MickTurn, 1/24/2013 10:23:17 AM     (No. 9136254)

Yep, I´m real sorry for telling the truth...

under his breath (I´m still leaving the stench of Californication as soon as possible!)

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Reply 17 - Posted by: AltaD, 1/24/2013 11:02:35 AM     (No. 9136356)

He´s a fool. The liberal sports media won´t let the public forget what he said and those who agree with his initial comments won´t forget that he wimped out and apologized. I´ve never liked him (or his "sport") and I like him even less now.

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