Friday, April 30, 2010

And they're off!!!!!

I'm about to go to the track and place wagers on the ponies.

The women all have their hats.

Dad is preparing his special syrup for mint juleps.

I'll make a big batch of Bacon Wrapped Pepper-Jack Shrimp.

Sis will make hot sauce for the wings...

It's a tradition.

2010 Kentucky Derby

Gate Horse Owner/Trainer ODDS

Last race

1 Lookin At Lucky Michael E. Pegram.... 3-1

2010 Santa Anita Derby (G1) - 3rd

2 Ice Box Robert V. La Penta - N. Zito 10-1

2010 Florida Derby (G1) - 1st

3 Noble's Promise Chasing Dreams Racing 2008 - K. Mcpeek 12-1

2010 Arkansas Derby (G1) - 5th

4 Super Saver WinStar Farms LLC - T. Pletcher 15-1

2010 Arkansas Derby (G1) - 2nd

5 Line Of David Ike And Dawn Thrash - J. Sadler 30-1

2010 Arkansas Derby (G1) - 1st

6 Stately Victor Thomas F. Conway - M. Maker 30-1

2010 Blue Grass (G1) - 1st

7 American Lion WinStar Farms LLC - E. Harty 30-1

2010 Illinois Derby (G3) - 1st

8 Dean's Kitten Kenneth L. Ramsey - M. Maker 50-1

2010 Lane's End (G2) - 1st

9 Make Music For Me Ellen Johnson - Peter O. Johnson, A. Barba 50-1

2010 Blue Grass (G1) - 6th

10 Paddy O'prado Donegal Racing - D. Romans 20-1

2010 Blue Grass (G1) - 2nd

11 Devil May Care Glencrest Farm - T. Pletcher 10-1

2010 Bonnie Miss (G2) - 1st

12 Conveyance Zabeel Racing International - B. Baffert 12-1

2010 Sunland Derby (G3) - 2nd

13 Jackson Bend Robert V. La Penta - N. Zito 15-1

2010 Wood Memorial (G1) - 2nd

14 Mission Impazible Twin Creeks Racing - T. Pletcher 20-1

2010 Louisiana Derby (G2) - 1st

15 Discreetly Mine Einar P. Robsham - T. Pletcher 30-1

2010 Louisiana Derby (G2) - 4th

16 Awesome Act Mrs Susan Roy - Vinery Stable - J. Noseda 10-1

2010 Wood Memorial (G1) - 3rd

17 Dublin Robert C. Baker - William L. Mack, D. Lukas 12-1

2010 Arkansas Derby (G1) - 3rd

18 Backtalk Gold Mark Farm Llc - T. Amoss 50-1

2010 Illinois Derby (G3) - 3rd

19 Homeboykris Louis Lazzinnaro - Robert Teel - Joe Torre... 50-1

Race 3 - Allow - 2nd

20 Sidney's Candy Craig Family Trust - J. Sadler 5-1

2010 Santa Anita Derby (G1) - 1st

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Funnier if it we're so true.

George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00. When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA so cheaply.

The devil smiles and replies: "Since Obama took over, the country has gone to hell, so it's a local call."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Protest in St. Paul

There might be a protest at the state capitol in St. Paul.

The protest is against the .08 DUI law in that it will unconstitutionally profile Americans of Irish descent.

One of the many patrons in downtown St. Paul feared being pulled over since he has not only a "Luck of the Irish" bumper sticker but also a "Notre Dame" static window decal. The patron said, "They are targeting us based on our Celtic appearance. I don't even like Irish Whiskey; and for the record, I prefer Summit EPA to Guinness!"

Jessy Ventura has not yet commented on how this issue correlates to the names of the streets in St. Paul.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Subpeona the President?

Defendant Rod Blagojevich, by and through his counsels and hereby
requests this court issue a subpoena ad testificandum for President Barack Obama

The motion, as you can see, was heavily redacted.

Oops -- the full document is easily viewable if the text is copied and pasted to another document.

Now this should not be a surprise; it's politics Chicago style!

One corrupt Chicago politician narking on another corrupt Chicago politician.

Just don't call it partisan or bi-partisan.

Friday, April 23, 2010

"a worrisome assessment for Democrats."

Report says health care will cover more, cost more
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is getting a mixed verdict in the first comprehensive look by neutral experts: More Americans will be covered, but costs are also going up.
It's a worrisome assessment for Democrats.

In particular, concerns about Medicare could become a major political liability in the midterm elections. The report projected that Medicare cuts could drive about 15 percent of hospitals and other institutional providers into the red, "possibly jeopardizing access" to care for seniors.
"A trillion dollars gets spent, and it's no surprise — health care costs are going to go up," said Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., a leading Republican on health care issues. Camp added that he's concerned the Medicare cuts will undermine care for seniors.
This should not be a big surprise. Most people were against Obama ramming this legislation down our throats. Most people were fine with their health care.
Administration officials argue the increase is a bargain price for guaranteeing coverage to 95 percent of Americans.
So that means there will still be over 15 million uninsured Americans. Couldn't this supposed gain of 10 million Americans insured be covered under an existing welfare program?

And this is an early assessment, many more unintended consequences have yet to rear their ugly heads.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Napolitano's call to war against opposing views

This day in history, in 1775, the Revolutionary War began.

Those brave men and women went to war against an ideology that forcefully imposed outrageous taxes... those brave men and women fought for freedom, liberty, and the ability to pursue property and happiness.

Today Janet Napolitano called for defeating opposing ideologies.
"the continued need for vigilance against the violent ideologies that led to this attack, so that we can recognize their signs in our communities and stand together to defeat them."
Now everyone is against violent ideologies and against violent actions from any supporter of ANY ideology.
A person might share some aspects of another person's ideology; that does not mean that one person's violent ACTIONS represent the ideology.

Naploitano and the Obama administration are following directly out of Saul Alinksy's Rules for Radicals.
Rule 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.
The target has now been picked.
The actions of said target have been frozen as an ideology.
This ideology has been personalized.
Now the ideology is being polarized and persecuted.

And the end game of Rule 12 is to paint opposing ideologies as violent extremists.

Don't worry, Mitch, I got your back.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Survey Says!!!!

I try to write my representatives and elected officials on important issues. I encourage other libertarian conservatives and classical liberals to do the same.

Recently my State Representative Paul Gardner e-mailed me to take a survey.
Greetings. I'm sending out this e-mail to constituents of District 53A who have sent me e-mail during the last few years. Every year I put together an electronic survey asking for your opinion on key issues that are before the Legislature. Generally I try to have a good sense of where my constituents are at on certain things, but I really would like to hear from you on these six issues. This survey should only take a few minutes. Your opinions are very important---each year hundreds of constituents reply and also give me thoughtful comments at the end of the survey and I read them all.

Here is the link to the survey:

Thank you very much for your input, and have a great day!

Rep. Paul Gardner

Minnesota House of Representatives District 53A
(651) 296-2907
Home phone cell line: (612) 227-4582
And on Friday I got a follow up email:
Greetings. Last week I sent out a request to complete a six-question survey to 888 constituents for whom I had e-mail addresses. So far I've received 522!
I'd like to share the results with you at my blog at
If you'd like to sign up for my regular e-mail updates, please sign up at
Have a great weekend!
He does acknowledge there is no statistical value to the survey.

I wrote back warning him not to fall into Pauline Kale Syndrome and how skewed data can be worse than no data.

Paul responded back to me withing 45 minutes:
Hi KR. I did make a disclaimer that it is not statistically valid since it is not a random survey. However, it was a pretty good batch of responses. I didn't post the individual responses because people left personal info like their names etc but those were very helpful too.
I have to admit his quick response impressed me.

But how will what this "survey says" influence his actions? Will it push him farther to the left?

I emailed Paul again, this time asking him what, specifically, his positions are on these issues.

I don't know how he will respond, but OK, I admit it, I still am disappointed.

This statement alone explains that Paul doesn't think it is your money; Paul thinks it is the government's money. From his blog:
"The cost to the State of Minnesota of this deduction (and therefore a benefit to the taxpayer) is more than $400 million a year."

And for more perspective:
Phil Krinkie was my 35A state representative.

Also posted on G.O.M.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Hyperpartisan Obama

Obama 'amused' by Tea Party rallies
President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was "amused" by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.

Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying "they should be saying thank you" because of the tax cuts he has signed into law.
You can take the corrupt politician out of Chicago...

This is the "new tone" he promised to bring to Washington DC.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

More proof of MMGW?

Volcanic Eruption
Ash clouds that spouted from a volcano in Iceland and drifted across Europe caused the largest international airspace shutdown in years and threatened to choke air travel for days and pose problems for months.

The volcano, under a glacier known as Eyjafjallajokull, began erupting several weeks ago for the first time since the 1820s. It exploded more violently early Wednesday, spewing ash 30,000 feet into the air.


"Volcanoes are notoriously irregular in their behavior," said Pall Einarsson, professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland. "If there is any rule about them it is: There is no rule."

Or maybe this is more proof of MMGW?

Meteors Light Up Midwest Sky

People call 911 after witnessing a meteor shower and sonic booms.

The Branch AlGoreans will believe anything.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Barack Obama Bourne, the real identity.

Obama Approves Targeted Killing of American

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has taken the extraordinary step of authorizing the targeted killing of an American citizen,...

It is extremely rare, if not unprecedented, for an American to be approved for targeted killing, officials said.

Obama is going to whack a fellow citizen.

Yet Obama wanted to try KSM in New York City.


Friday, April 9, 2010

Obama's extremism has been rejected by the people.

Stevens knows Obama is burning bridges with the American people.

Supreme Court Justice Stevens to retire
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens announced Friday he will retire when the court wraps up its work for the summer break.

"Having concluded that it would be in the best interests of the Court to have my successor appointed and confirmed well in advance of the commencement of the Court's next term, I shall retire from regular active service as an Associate Justice, under the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 371 (b), effective the next day after the Court rises for the summer recess this year," Stevens wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama.
Will Obama pick another racist?

Stevens said, "But I want to make it in a way that's best for the court."
That is quite unfortunate that he doesn't want what's best for the constitution.

In memory of Teddy Kennedy, we should "Bork" the nominee for anything left of center.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The O Pad

Buy it now, learn what it might do later.

(H/T to Pursuing Holiness and Hyperbole for 1000, Alex)

Monday, April 5, 2010


Sounds like Obama threatened opponents when he said: "we'll bring a gun".
Yes, it is a FACT that he said it.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Democrats don't care if they shred the constitution!

“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

“I Don’t Care About the Constitution” - US Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL)

Unemployment in March was worse than expected

It's the economy, stupid.

We are stuck in the Obama malaise depression.

Yet Obama is out their campaigning for ObamaNationCare that he already signed into LAW!!!

Obama's stimulus made the economy worse. The administration said unemployment would go as high as 8.9% without the stimulus plan. D'oh!

3,000,000 private sector jobs have been lost since the stimulus and just over 100,000 government jobs created.

Breaking news... Obama to campaign next week in Minnesota on the issue that murdering people is against the law...