Monday, June 8, 2015
American Pharoah - What A Horse !
We have another Triple Crown champion. The amazing American Pharoah, misspelled name and all, simply ran away from the field in Saturdays Belmont Stakes, thus completing the final leg of the Triple Crown. It was the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
The horse was magnificent and jockey Victor Espinosa ran a perfect race, taking an early lead, rating him and giving him his head at the one-eighth pole. American Pharoah won going away. Only the great Triple Crown winner Secretariat won by more lengths (31) and a faster time.
One of the most amazing aspects about the event, excluding the race itself, was the overwhelming roar of the crowd while the horses were on the stretch run. The roar only grew louder as the fans realized that they were witnessing history in the making. At the wire, the reality set in and, even on television, you could feel and sense the approving cheers of the crowd. It was spine tingling indeed.
American Pharoah's trainer, Bob Baffert, had three previous chances at winning the Triple Crown, but he came up short on every occasion. That finally changed Saturday, but he still referenced the long and difficult road it took to reach his ultimate accomplishment.
Both Baffert and Victor Espinosa donated their winnings to charity.
The News As I See It: It has been a crazy week in the news. Let me just tell you how weird it's gotten. It turns out the names Lincoln Chafee and Sepp Blatter are actual people and not horses who ran in the Belmont Stakes.
Lincoln Chafee, former governor of Rhode Island, announced he's running for president. Before he announced he's running, his wife went on Facebook and asked his staff if they remembered his password. Because if a Facebook password is too hard to remember, the launch codes for the nukes should be a piece of cake.
In an interview last week, Lindsey Graham discussed his foreign policy and said if people are worn out by war, quote, "Don't vote for me." Graham's supporters appreciate his honesty, while his opponents appreciate the sound bite they can use in their attack ads.
This Date In History: 1845; Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States, died in Tennessee. 1861; Tennessee became the 11th and last state to secede from the Union. 1968; James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, assassin, was arrested.
1982; President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament. 1983; Negro Baseball League great Satchel Paige died. 2001; Tony Blair and his Labour Party won a second term, overwhelming the opposition at the polls.
Picture Of The Day: Triple Crown winning Jockey Victor Espinosa rode an excellent race in the Belmont Stakes.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) My friend said that she went to the doctor and he told her that she has mono. In this day and age, I would think she would have surround sound. 2) Sometimes I wonder about those old mattresses in the alleys and the stories they could tell. The ones about me are lies, of course. 3) My parents never suggested to me to run away from home, but then there were so many unexplained one way tickets. 4) I spoke to a doctor yesterday and he suggested that a combination of wine, women and song often shortens a man's life. If that's true, I may sing karaoke at Sabores Restaurant less often. 5) The reason that men chase women they have no intention of marrying is the same urge that makes dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving......and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Gemini - June 8th: This weekend will be great for you and yours. Don't let minor skirmishes frustrate you. The greatest things in life are free so stop and smell the proverbial roses. Remember, whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies and kittens
Birthdays: Robert Schumann, composer 1810, Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect 1867, Virginia Randolph, educator 1874, Barbara Bush, former first lady 1925, Leroy Neiman, painter and printmaker 1927, Scott Adams, cartoonist 1957.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill: Ethel and Mabel, two elderly widows, were watching the folks go by from their park bench. Ethel said, "You know, Mabel, I've been reading this 'Sex and Marriage' book and all they talk about is 'mutual orgasms'."
Ethel continued, "You know, mutual orgasms here and mutual orgasms there. That's all they talk about. Tell me, Mabel, when your husband was alive, did you two ever have mutual orgasms?" Mabel thought for a long while. Finally, she shook her head and said, "No, I think we had State Farm."
While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, the minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his five-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin.
Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased.
The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: "Glory be unto the Father and unto the Son and......into the hole he goes."
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: A Mexican naval ship and American authorities off the coast of San Diego exchanged radio conversations one night.
The Americans radioed, "Please divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid a collision." The Mexicans radioed back, "Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees North to avoid a collision."
The Americans responded, " Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision." The Mexicans immediately said, "This is the Captain Gomez of the Mexican Navy warship. I say again, divert your course." The Americans responded, "No. I say again, you divert your course."
The Mexican ship said, "This is the Mexican warship "Pancho Villa", the second largest ship in our fleet. We are accompanied by three support war vessels. I demand that you change your course 15 degrees north or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship."
The Americans responded, "This is a lighthouse.....your call, Jose!"
A man is dining in a fancy restaurant and there is a gorgeous redhead sitting at the next table. He has been checking her out since he sat down, but lacks the nerve to talk with her.
Suddenly she sneezes and her glass eye comes flying out of its socket towards the man. He reflexively reaches out, grabs it out of the air and hands it back. The woman says, "Oh my, I am so sorry" and popped her eye back in place. The woman then said, "Let me buy your dinner to make it up to you."
They enjoy a wonderful dinner together and afterwards they go to a nightclub for drinks. They talk, they laugh, she shares her deepest dreams and he shares his. After paying for everything, she asks him if he would like to come to her place for a nightcap and stay for breakfast.
They had a wonderful, wonderful time. The next morning, she cooks a gourmet breakfast with all the trimmings. The man is amazed! Everything has been so incredible!
The man says, "You know, you are the perfect woman. Are you this nice to every guy you meet?" The woman replied, "No..you just happened to catch my eye."
That's it for today, my little rosebuds. Remember, cleavage is something you can look down on and approve of at the same time.
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