August 20, 2012, - 7:34 pm

Augusta National Caves to Feminists w/ Addition of Two Women, Incl. Condi Clueless

By Debbie Schlussel

In 2002-2003, Augusta National Golf Club was under heavy attack from feminists Martha Burk, USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, and other sagging former bra-burners. The Augusta National people saw me on CNN, sticking up for their right–as a private club–to admit whoever they wanted, whether or not that included any women. They liked my in-your-face style and funny lines. And, so, they got in touch with me and began referring TV bookers from CBS to ESPN to MSNBC and so on. I was quoted in several golf magazines, including Golf Digest, and I debated Burk several times . . . always kicking her ass. (Some highlights are on the video below). As a reward and because they needed me to respond to Burk’s planned protest at the Masters in April 2003, the Augusta people flew me–all expenses paid–to Georgia and gave me the rare Masters All-Access pass around the club that only members get (it’s supposed to be the most coveted ticket in all of sports). But the weather was unusually cold, it snowed two days in a row, and since I’m not the biggest golf fan, it was one of the most boring weeks of my life, but I took a bunch of matchboxes as souvenirs. (The highlight was meeting Fred Couples–he’s cool and super nice). And, so, today, I’m a little bit sad that Augusta National caved to the feminists and admitted two chicks–Condoleezza Rice a/k/a Condi Clueless and Darla Moore.

Don’t kid yourself: the club did this because of pressure, not because they wanted to. In addition to the club members’ private property rights and rights to association (or non-association), I’ve always believed that men need to have some place where they can just be men . . . without worrying what they say or do because women are around. It’s why men have man caves, go to bars, and have guys’ nights out. Everyone needs their space and alone time with their own gender, especially men. That was part of Augusta National’s raison d’etre. But after a decade of cajoling and screaming by ugly whining chicks, they let two women in. Augusta National leader Billy Paine always said the club members would admit women on their own timetable, but the fact that they did at all–no matter whose timetable it was, means the bra burners won. And the men caved . . . kind of like a guy ends up caving to his wife or girlfriend after he can no longer take the nagging.

Augusta National is a place where if you have to ask the price of admission, you can’t afford it. This is the private treehouse for zillionaires. While most men at Augusta National are captains of industry and go there to rub shoulders with fellow captains of industry and prominent former leaders, some men are there because it’s a guys only place. And while no one will give up membership to that prestigious club–a place where you are invited to join and few are called, men will continue to seek out places of their own where they can be alone and be guys without any touch of estrogen or perfume or lace or shoe collections and so on. No one forces Curves to admit male members . . . though a good number may resemble such (and it reminds of the Groucho Marx quote about not wanting to be a part of club that would have him as a member).

Guys want to socialize at times strictly with other guys. That’s just how it is. It’s human nature. Boys will be boys. And Martha Burk may have busted this club. But there will be others. And hopefully some men will hold their ground.

Guys being with other guys helps them to be men. It’s just that simple. They don’t need to be feminized in every area of life by opening up every area of life to women. It just doesn’t work. Everything in the world doesn’t need to be co-ed. Men and women aren’t the same.

And, as I always say, name a matriarchal civilization that’s lasted. You can’t. There isn’t one. Male-only clubs are good for America, just as men’s bathrooms are.

Admitting women just assured Augusta National that ultimately it won’t last, either. And that’s human nature, too.

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45 Responses

I guess Condi can chalk this up as one of her life accomplishments. She has so few.

Worry on August 20, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Reminds me of the stupid unqualified female who wanted into military academy in the 90s. It gave into political pressure and admitted her. Of course, she quit unable to do push ups. Shannon Faulker later blamed stress from litigation for her failure. She was an embarrassment to women everywhere on so many levels.

    This is no different. So very sad . . .

    As goes... on August 20, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Condi has lots just they aren’t usually positive.

    General P. Malaise on August 20, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Look at it on the bright side: Condi is well-known as a golfer.

    Seek on August 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

Actually a sad, sad story. You’d think it was trivial – after all, who cares about a boring club for boring billionaires and a boring game – but it bespeaks of the erosion of, as Debbie points out, another piece of the social fabric that made and kept our Country unique, strong, civilized and great. Too bad another institution caved to the pressure of the “progressives.”

DS_ROCKS! on August 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

Feminists are intolerant – they don’t want men to have the freedoms they want for women.

What made Augusta National a unique institution is irrevocably gone!

Not every institution needs to be co-ed.

NormanF on August 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Next you know, women will be peeing in the urinal next to you in the men’s room.

StillShakingMyHead on August 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Actually – McSorleys pub in NYC they can still do that.

    Craig B on August 20, 2012 at 8:26 pm


I most definitely disagree with your position on this issue.

Martha Burk is OLD news. The Masters golf tournament as well as Augusta National have done very well since the Burk controversy. Unless you’ve got evidence to prove otherwise,Augusta National accepted those 2 women (one of whom was Secretary of State)because they wanted to.

MOST of the top prestigious country clubs have been open to women for years,Augusta National was one of the few holdouts, and amazingly, the other clubs are doing just fine,thank you.

The gov’t has no business telling a private club who it can or can’t accept as members, and it didn’t in this case.

However,private citizens (including “feminists”)have a right to lobby a club to accept women or minorities if they feel a club is racist,sexist,or anti-Semitic.

What about the holdout anti-Semitic and/or racist country clubs out there? Do those nice white Christians need a place to be “themselves” and away from those “awful Jews and blacks”?

In an article years ago about anti-Semitic “restricted” country clubs, a black man who had worked his way through college as a waiter at one the most prestigious country clubs on the east coast said he was shocked and appalled at the vulgar anti-Semitic slurs spewing out of the mouths of the so-called “elites” of society. He said because he was a black waiter,he was “invisible” to the men who spoke freely in his presence.

Scott on August 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Well said miss.

    Tommy Thomas on August 20, 2012 at 11:29 pm

It is nice to hear a woman say this. All my life I have said that women and men are not the same. Girls want to play with the boys, but they want to do it by a different set of rules.
I would love the chance to play on the girls Olympic hockey team, will they fight for me?

Forsberg on August 20, 2012 at 8:53 pm

No one told those two they were admitted so they can cook and wash golf clothes

gman213 on August 20, 2012 at 9:08 pm

“I hate your stupid pickup truck. You never let me drive it.”
Taylor Swift

Thou shalt not covet… —The Tenth Commandment

In general, isn’t this what whiny liberalism is all about –
adolescent jealousy framed in the hifalutin language of Marxist appropriation and Alinsky name calling?

BTW, it was reported that Miss Swift purchased a house next to one of the Kennedy’s in an exclusive enclave around Cape Cod with whom she was seen holding hands. It would be just as ridiculous if I demanded to rent a room there.

Nighthawk on August 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    People make a big deal about Taylor Swift and she has always bored me to tears. I appreciate that she doesn’t shill skank but she always comes off as very desperate and needy and too dumb for her own good.

    And she has pretty much proved it with her travails with the Kennedy clan. She likes to play with fire I reckon but she is playing with STOOPID and dangerous fire. Next she’ll be twitterpatted by a Moooooslim.

    Silly girls. Always hated them.

    Skunky on August 20, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      NY Daily News has a pic of her visiting Mary’s grave with Connor. She is only 22 but he still looks like her kid brother. Dumb.

      Italkit on August 21, 2012 at 3:55 am

      Skunky dear you are so right about Taylor no too Swift. I thought that I was the only one who thought this girl came off a very needy. You would think that with her looks and fame she could have picked a family other than the wretched Kennedys to hitch her future male prospects to. I guess one can’t account for taste.

      Ken b on August 21, 2012 at 11:14 am

So good! I love watching the idiots being dissected, flash the bewildered look of being shut You also mentioned one of my favorite politically incorrect books, Pros and Cons in the NFL. Nobody wants to talk about that bit of non fiction. One other idiot I’d love to have seen destroyed in Debbies cross hairs would be rev But he’d be chlidsplay. That transgendered wnba player was so pissed at your truth telling she probably threatened you after the show.

S: I took apart Al Sharpton in my other video reels:

samurai on August 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Scott and his soft-spot for feminists. You can tell he doesn’t hang with them or *really* understand what they believe because he would have found out what a bunch of um-gala-gala they shill.

They have been proven frauds but that still does not stop the cultural rot in Kardashian Nation.

Skunky on August 20, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Couldn’t agree more, Skunky. The more you know feminists–especially the biggies–the more revolting they become.

    skzion on August 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm

And this improves the lives of average Americans how, exactly? All of this nonsense so two rich, powerful women can be members of a golf club that caters to snobs. What a victory.

JeffT on August 20, 2012 at 10:13 pm

They are token “conservative” affirmative action picks – to get the feminists off Augusta National’s back.

Don’t make more out of it than its made out to be.

NormanF on August 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

With all those male members (no double-entendre intended), and since Condi would be only one of two female members, then I’m sure that this will help her get hooked-up with some guy there.

CornCoLeo on August 20, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Corn, you don’t really think Condi wants to hook up with a guy, do you?

    skzion on August 20, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Yaa, she still hasn’t gotten over Muuamar and his emeralds.

      Italkit on August 21, 2012 at 3:58 am

BTW, Debbie, I hope that your message and indefatigable efforts eventually force the MSM to invite you back. You are so much more impressive on camera than, say, Coulter.

skzion on August 21, 2012 at 12:43 am

I think its kind of sad with the comments here downing Ms. Rice’s accomplishments. Condi is WELL KNOWN to be a hard worker, but the fear and loathing crowd just felt the need to put her down. That’s really disappointing to me as a conservative since hard work ethic is part of the conservative mantra. Then again (and no offense) but most of you are conservatives, you are to the right of traditional conservatism, and you seem to feel the need to bash conservatives and liberals alike with little indifference. Basically, anyone that doesn’t pass your litmus test.

With that being said, I agree that private clubs should be allowed to have exclusive membership. I agree with the crowd here that Augusta shouldn’t have given in and again I respect that men and women are equal but different (thus private clubs are within their right to these liberties). Its the method of hatefulness in mocking everyone that’s conservative a liberal and all liberals as communist that’s disturbing when the way the ideals are expressed here lean towards a fascist form of intolerance.

Why can’t we have positive conservative think tank like discussions instead of everything being so intolerant and negative on every post? We are becoming more and more a polarized country and its really sad to see this decline. Make no mistake, I hold disdain for the far left too in their “intolerance” for other’s viewpoints. What happened to tolerance and understanding? What happened to judeo/christian values of love, charity, and respect?

james on August 21, 2012 at 4:15 am

I’m always a fan of Debbie. I love her, (intellectually, of course), and I think she’s one of the smartest bloggers, humans out there..
But I think she’s just being a tad militant here. As in, anti-feminist, and she’s wrong. I’m no fan of feminists at all but the Augusta Club only deciding to ‘welcome’ women in this 21st century is an affront to society. It’s utter racism and bigotry that they do not accept a particular gender to their boring club.. and any human being with the minimal common sense should speak out against this…
yes, it’s their right, i get it. But what would Debbie say if they banned the entrance of Jews, for example? wouldn’t she be outraged? she rightly should be, as should everyone else.
Or how about a restaurant forbidding entrance to jews, a la Nazy germany in the 1930’s? would that be ok with Debbie because, ‘it’s their right?’?
No Debbie, Augusta is a racist, bigoted, nazi-like organization and it should be despised the way the KKK is…
you do a blanket ban on ANY segment of society, I don’t care if it’s muslims, jews, blacks or women, and you are a bigoted piece of sh**t that should be shut down and sent to the trash..

Yossi on August 21, 2012 at 8:30 am

    YOU are absolutely sick, vile, pathetic and YOU, YOU are the piece of s+&t!! Augusta is a PRIVATE organization, which means they have the protected right to legally decide who to let in or not, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, YOU JERK!!!! And stop using the Nazi comparison; it’s getting really old and tiresome, and further that comparison DOESN’T even apply here, you FOOL!!!!

    Dave on August 21, 2012 at 9:20 am

Augusta, lacking a spine, CAVED to ultra left-wing political correctness, PERIOD!!!

Dave on August 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

I don’t understand why two women would want to be surrounded by dozens of men.Unless of course they were hookers. I would hate to be surrounded by dozens of women. For the record,I’m a man.

Jerry G on August 21, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Just cause you’re a misogynist doesn’t mean those of us who like having men around are hookers. It’s the way most of us were made, to prefer the opposite sex. I’m a woman and I can’t stand being in a room full of cackling, silly hens. Nothing will shut down my estrogen production faster. The chemical reaction with testosterone, on the other hand…..

    Italkit on August 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

      and having said that, I agree that men need a place to retreat to because all that chatter and shrieking is enervating. When I want to be away from a crowd of any gender, I go off and be by myself but generally I do prefer mixed crowds when in a “crowd” situation. Both genders tend to behave better.

      Italkit on August 21, 2012 at 11:03 am

Well, James & Scott (excuse the duplication, but they both have the writing style of incomprehensibly capitalizing random words in paragraphs) have expressed their views.

With James, the overall moderate view has emerged into the open. The flaw, as Debbie mentioned, is that there are inherent biological differences between men and women that affect all areas of life, physical, emotional, and, as Lawrence Summers had the nerve to suggest at Harvard, giving female professors the vapors, even intellectual.

These types of inherent differences to not exist, at least not inherently, between blacks and whites, or Jews and Gentiles, although I’ve never seen the ACLU demand that the Nation of Islam accept Jews.

It’s just part of the whole leveling trend in society — everybody is equal, regardless of actual merit. And the ‘arguments of Scott/James are silly; do I really need to say anything on this blog about the blather concerning Dr. Rice’s ‘accomplishments’? And the silliness about how all the other clubs have become PC so why not Augusta defies comment.

Little Al on August 21, 2012 at 10:11 am

Love the ad-hominem by Dave and others…shows their intellectual poverty and their human misery…poor souls, can’t get their ‘ideas’ across without their sad, ignorant insults.

Yossi on August 21, 2012 at 10:29 am

Debbie, I couldn’t have said it better! Bravo!

Susan in San Diego on August 21, 2012 at 10:50 am

We need Debbie to do MORE TELEVISION APPEARANCES!! She is superb!!

PDMac60 on August 21, 2012 at 11:35 am

Debbie I remember when this issue came about back in 2002. That fembot hag Burke was all over the news decrying how Augusta National was being unfair by not having womyn in their clubhouse. It proved the point then as is now that feminists are a real intolerate bunch. They see things that are all male as being harmful to women. They have been doing all that they can to see to it that the wussification of the USA continues on its steady pace. Augusta is just another notch in their man sized belts. It also strikes me as funny that Condi Rice is attached to this mess. I used to think that she was our most incompetent Secretary of State but the stupid antics of Hillarious Clinton cleared that notion up. I wonder also if it has dawned on her that she is being used by the fembots in their finally getting a privately owned institution to cave under the PC pressure. Somehow I doubt she has a clue. What’s next fembots men and women together on submarines. Oh wait…

Ken b on August 21, 2012 at 11:42 am

Condi is a TWOFER!

lexi on August 21, 2012 at 11:59 am

That is an excellent video collection of you Debbie. It highlights your excellent debating skills and highlights the reason I wanted to have babies with you. Hehe

Yup, you got it goin’ on there my fren. I only ask that you stay away from Howard. Thank you.

keepitreal on August 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Never in my life did I think anyone, let alone a woman shut down Gloria Alred! Outstanding Debbie can tell you how that made my day.

Responder on August 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Let’s see: Condi’s big claim to fame is that she is an expert on the Soviet Union. Whoops! That country disappeared in the early 1990s.

Kind of like hiring an expert on pressing vinyl records to save the current music industry. (And the fact that she is black and Lesbian didn’t hurt, either, I guess.)

Red Ryder on August 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm

DA-YUMM! After viewing Debbie’s sports clip, I’m writing a memo to self: NO public debates with Debbie Schlussel unless I want my butt handed to me on a silver platter…..

D. O'Nay on August 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

@D.O’Nay…I agree! She even shut-down that mouth organ extraordinaire- Wendy Murphy.

Patrick on August 21, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Debbie your posture on that WNBA episode of Politically Incorrect was appalling. That’s why that man thought you were so short.

A1 on August 21, 2012 at 10:57 pm

Oh no, the new, improved, spiteful A1 is here,

skzion on August 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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