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Wednesday
Nov072012

Second PGA Tour Tweeter Goes Missing After Calling The President Less Than Flattering Names

Pat Perez, he of the "I didn't submit that Tweet" fame following Barack Obama's re-election, joins the infamous Charlie Beljan as PGA Tour Tweeters who left the Twittersphere after taking on the President of the United States.

Perez's Twitter account disappeared Wednesday following the election.

Who is responsible?

The Secret Service?

The Ponte Vedra Secret Service?

Navy Seal Team Tweet?

A fixer representing "The Committee To Get Tim Finchem-An-Ambassadorship-Anywhere-But-Benghazi-During-An-Obama-Second-Term"? (The acronym is CTGTFAAABBDAOST for those of you DC types.)

Or a nervous sports agent advising against future social media outreach to extend the brand platform?

We'll never know…or really care.

Some followers did, however, share their views on Perez's f-bomb laced Tweet that led to his untimely departure from Twitter.

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Reader Comments (19)

I think someone just hacked this email and this is NOT really me, how did that happen PP ?
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSimon
I think most people on this side of the pond are just relieved that that nutjob didn't end up with his finger on the button.
Interestingly, my Twitter account was recently hacked, so it can happen. The unauthorized Tweet was for some weight loss product, though. Not a profane tirade that made me look stupid.
I guess Pat Perez' personality was also hacked when he buried his 3-wood in the fairway at Pebble's 18th. Maybe his golf swing was also hacked when he threw away that tournament with a snowman on that hole.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Perez's temper must just be through the roof about now! Seriously, the hate this guy must have in his heart for fellow Americans who think differently then him is astounding.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDr. Strangelove
I thought the Latino vote went for Obama? Get with your people Senor Perez!
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
I can't wait for Pat Perez to come to my local pga stop next year. I'm going to be in his head all day long.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered Commenternottoogood
I've said it before and I'll say it again......twitter is for twits.

DM
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
Lock's like the stock market communicated the same sentiments found in Perez's tweet without actually using the word f*cker explicitly.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterImmee Stymie
I'm sure it's a typo, but I sort of like the sound of "electino".
11.8.2012 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
Pat Perez had better watch out. Two former Marines who had the temerity to criticize the President wound up jailed under non-existent charges . . . for weeks!
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
Care to cite a source for that, Smitty? Thanks.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
@KLG: Google Brandon Raub. I am working on the other one for you.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
@KLG: The other one is David Willoughby.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
Immee Stymie -

Really? I'm trying to determine if that comment came from blind partisanship or simple ignorance. So, in your world, the stock market indices purely reflect presidential performance (ignoring European economic worries or the hundreds of other factors)?

Playing along with your "post hoc, ergo propter hoc" logic:

Dow Index-
November 2000: ~10,600
November 2004: ~10,500
November 2008: ~ 8,900
November 2012: ~12,900 (even after you concerning day yesterday)

In your worldview, President Obama must have been the best president of the last 12 years, by a huge margin.

Look, you can have reasonable points why you may be conservative vs liberal (even though that type of oversimplified black/white worldview is just as intellectually stunted as your above attempted correlation). However, that's the problem. Blind partisans try to pass off their "bumper sticker logic" as being the obvious solution to incredibly complex issues.

The reason many of these pros were ripped is that they demonstrated (proudly) their oversimplified ignorance of complex issues. When you utilize hyberbolic sentiments such as "all my tax money is supporting lazy welfare people" or "socialism is just around the corner", you either:

A) Are insulting the intelligence of your audience, because you are smart enough to know better but assume they're not
or
B) Are really too stupid not to realize that it's not that simple

Don't get me wrong - some liberals have their own set of oversimplified nonsense - but most of what was demonstrated in Tuesday's Twitter rants was the conservative flavor of nonsense.

All I'm asking from you is to refrain from adding to the din of oversimplified nonsense.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterScrambler
Pat Perez: I have disliked him since I first saw him, throwing or breaking some club while in a VOLCANIC tantrum over some error of HIS ways that he doubtless placed on some aspect of the course. This twit was unsurprising -- his ignorance is on display every time he steps ouitdoors. But now we find he is not just a twit but a cowardly and mendacious one.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
In the words of Jeff Spicoli: "You Dick"
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJJ
Some of these guys better hope they don't need a sponsor exemption into a Tour event one day where the Tournament Director is a democrat, or even a republican that is civil. I certainly wouldn't want a guy like Perez in my event. I always like to give young guys a break knowing they will mature at some point but this guy, based on multiple past behavioral issues, just doesn't get it at all.
11.8.2012 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Twit!
11.9.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz

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