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Monday
Aug132012

These Guys Are Good, Especially On Twitter Files: Charlie Beljan Edition

There is apparently someone on the PGA Tour named Charlie Beljan who, through the miracle of the all-exempt tour and of course, hard, hard, work, has racked up $424,278 this year thanks to a T3 at Greenbrier (you all remember it!). Best of all, for the real thinkers of society, he's on Twitter embellishing the political dialogue with his own unique brand of classy missives.

Note that after his Tweet referring to the President of the United States as the "biggest D Bag this country has ever seen" there is also a nice conversation where a new fan who met Beljan at the Travelers and who works in Penn State athletic communications, suggests he's no longer a fan. And you guessed it, Charlie and one of his followers use this as an opportunity to insult the fan (these guys are good!) and lumps the President of the United States in with the folks who covered up child molestation at Penn State.

And who says today's players aren't fan friendly and using social media to enhance brands across all platforms?

There is good news for Charlie!

He won't have to worry about meeting President Obama as part of a winning Ryder or Presidents Cup team anytime soon because he's ranked 371 in the world and at 159th in FedEx Cup points, has a ways to go to retain his card.

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Just amazing! Frightening to think this guy almost makes one respect Azinger or Feherty's political rants.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterpasaplayer
Quite an articulate young man! His major in communications must have helped him develop his special skillz.
LOL!!! Go get em Charlie! I'm officially a fan of yours!
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterViz
If Beljan believes PSU and Obama go hand in hand does that mean UNM and Romney do? http://www.santafenewmexican.com/localnews/Hooker-scandal-snares-UNM-ex-prez

Of course not.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark B
Viz, yeesh..
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTXQ
@Mark B -

My former provost and college Prez (or BurquePops! as he is called) is very likely to get off scot-free, as those early New Mexicans who wrote the state prostitution laws 100 or so years ago didn't have the foresight to anticipate the Internet and "virtual prostitution houses" and defined a bricks-and-mortar house as being needed for prostitution. The case is lingering on slowly, much like an Ernie Els swing.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
Ky L's Ghost - great comment (although as you know I am on the right politically but that defines a "little over the top"). But curious, do you think Charlie actually majored in communications? went to college? or did college come to him? or went to high school?

jb
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Beckner
@jb:

University of New Mexico Lobos on Tour

Tommy Armour III ('81)
Charlie Beljan ('07)
D.J. Brigman ('99)
Brad Bryant ('76)
Jay Choi ('06)
Wil Collins ('02)
Tim Herron ('93)
Kent Jones ('90)
Brian Kortan ('94)
Doug LaBelle ('98)
Michael Letzig ('03)
Spencer Levin ('05)
Rob McMillan ('97)
Madalitso Muthiya ('05)
Mark Wurtz ('86)
Curt Byrum ('80)
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRickABQ
On balance I suspect the injudicious tweets will hurt Belgan more than help (even if he picks up some fans with the comments).
The availability of some of our technologies makes those with a paucity of inhibitory neurons or with simply bad judgement especially vulnerable to their bad decisions.
Everyone is entitiled to an opinion. But occasionally the publication of same can backfire, be detrimental to one's career.
My advice to Charlie is tweet if you must, but stay away from the subjects of: Hitler/Nazis; abortion or pro-life; politics; religion; ethnic groups. Of late, Penn State has become a popular whipping boy in the media, but I think it prudent to avoid PSU, as well, Charlie.
Of course, taking this advice may not leave much to tweet about, but maybe that's not a bad thing.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered Commentergov. lepetomane
Beljan obviously lives in a closed society and hears only the comments and "thoughts" of a limited scope of people.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaude
His Twitter account is down . . . .
08.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterrainbowwig
Once again twitter proves that there are many D Bags in the world.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterA3
This blog is great not only as a result of Geoff's insightful contributions to golf, but also because it's generally free of any mention of politics. A good part of me feels that there's no reason to break that trend now, regardless of what anyone thinks of Charlie's [inconsequential -- as Geoff points out] thoughts on electoral politics.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDD
The ability to hit a golf ball well doesn't necessarily mean that person is intelligent... Golf has gotten dumber and dumber (notably the 2012masters champ, and the many other charlie beljans out there)..... Still, beljan's political leanings salvage some of his idiocy
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCT
The best response tweet, "@CharlieBeljan with the way your (sic) playing you better pray that D Bag gets re-elected and extends you some unemployment..."
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEast End Golfer
As someone who is right of Attila the Hun I wish he would confine his tweets to support of Mr. Romney and Ryan...no call for insulting of the President.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjjshaka
This is not an example of ''political leanings''...this is just dumb hate. Pray this guy is sterile.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
As an outsider (Australian), I find it staggering the level of hatred that exists in the US based on one's political ideology. Why don't you just be done with it and split into 2 countries?
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterIanB
And Obama ran his first campaign on bringing the country together and lessening the divide between democrat and republican. That worked out well. Haha not the only promise that didn't come true
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie
I am not a fan of Obama, but I don't think he (or Old Arizona Man) could have a chance with the debt that Bushes follies, be they wars or Wall Street, not to mention the buddies who screwed the pooch like the Enron pal, etc. The government is not a contest. There is no GOP or DEM in DC....just the incumbants, on the take, and that includes the O man, and his losing opponant, Mrs Budweiser distributing.

And ''ha, ha''. Really, Charlie. You think it is funny that the Government is in lockup, and the country is in the shitter, with amazing numbers on food stamps, and homes ripped from hard working families everywhere?

''Ha, Ha'' Wow.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Your Enron reference reminded me of this tweet I recently saw...

GS Elevator Gossip ‏@GSElevator

"#1: It's somewhat forgotten nowadays. But in hindsight, Enron wasn't really that big a deal."

And true!

A few other classics from the same guy...

"According to Chick-Fil-A, traditional marriage should only be between an obese woman and a diabetic man."

"#1: I wish they would define marriage as being between me and Kate Upton."

And the coup de grace...

"#1: I'm not saying Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, but what if my name was Yoel Abraham Glickstein and I said I wasn't a Jew?"

Don't shoot the messenger!
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Wait till Charlie is old and fat and poor and he will wonder how his Medicare and Social Security disappeared during the Romney/Ryan regime. Or not he will probably blame it on the immigrants. Yea THEY took it all Charlie.
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterA3
Spot on IanB. Would that be the same as bifurcation?!?
08.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDel the Funk
Okay, as a non-US person I don't get it why people take politics so personaly.
It is just a matter of respecting the other person. You don't have to agree to someone's political choices, but there's a difference between supporting your own side and running down the other side.
Dirt Bag would be appropriate if the man intentionally and personaly was treated badly.
08.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterM-ten
As someone who lives on the other side of the pond, I have never really understood why there is so much venom directed towards Obama when the financial meltdown happened on his predecessor's watch.

If that's not bad enough, does the USA really want a holier than thou draft dodger at its helm ... again? Not too keen on his choice of VP either. Very glad he won't be getting his hands on our NHS. Hear a lot about cutting back on their health provisions but absolutely nothing on cutting back on all things military.

Isn't there some quote or other about a nation's worth being judged on how best it treats its poorest citizens?
I love how 'draft dodger' is such an insult in the US.

As if the most noble thing one can do is to fight yet another manufactured war for the benefit of the few and the death of millions.

I also love how passionately Americans argue for one side or the other without realising that neither the Democrats or the Republicans are on the same side as the public. Both sides are robbing you of your wealth, rights and freedom, and sending you off to wars that you pay for (with your lives and taxes) and which make your leaders wealthy.

The same situation exists in most other countries, but it's most obvious in the US.
Too bad displaying PC qualities was not an Olympic sport this time around... never has the competition been so great.
08.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn C
I'll vote for Obama again, but I sure as hell don't think anyone should be censored for being an idiot. There would be no Twitter if that were the rule.
08.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBif
Greenbrier, any more word on how the appearance fee money pay outs work. I had tickets for the weekend to go see Phil Mickelson but skipped it after Phil missed the cut, article pointing to appearance fee money. At least Charlie made the cut finished third.
08.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPhil Fan in WV
Has everyone gotten their fill of "change" yet?

Alas, the last real political candidate left the race awhile back....we'll miss you Dr Paul.


@IanB: LOL...I used to live in the USA many moons ago, and agree, it was socially dangerous to openly state you were a Democrat in front of a Repub and vice versa....sad really.
08.15.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz

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