An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 9 June 2007
Since I was in my car all day, and didn’t hear diddly about the race, I was surprised to find out the horse I would have bet on, if I bet on horses, won!
The fabulous filly outdueled Preakness winner Curlin in a breathtaking stretch run and won the Belmont Stakes by a head Saturday, becoming the first of her sex in more than a century to take the final leg of the Triple Crown.
“My hat is off to Rags to Riches,” said Curlin’s trainer, Steve Asmussen, who never gave up hope his chestnut colt would prevail in the dramatic final strides.
No one was happier with the victory than trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez, who both ended long droughts in Triple Crown races: Pletcher was 0-for-28, Velazquez 0-for-20.
“It’s a special feeling now matter when you do it, but when you do it with a filly for the first time in 102 years it’s really special,” Pletcher said.
Despite a slight stumble at the start, Rags to Riches turned the Belmont into a sensational showdown â€” a true battle of the sexes.
And you KNOW, given half a chance, the ladies will always whup the men! Ok, maybe not always.
I have arrived safely back in Tennessee.Â I’d say safe and sound, but I’m not too sure sound applies at the moment.Â Other than the fact I almost became part of the ass-end of a big ol’ semi but for the quick thinking of the RV coming up at a good clip moving onto the shoulder to slow down, if was a fairly uneventful drive.Â If Chrysler had meant for my PT to look like an accordion, wouldn’t they have made it that way?
Luckily, my Asian lilies haven’t bit the dust, but they sure were dry.Â After giving them a good drink, I checked out the progress of the yard, and it’s looking pretty good.Â I think the goats must have paid a visit since there are very few flowers left.Â The hosta are blooming which is something I didn’t know they did.Â Cool.
Naturally, I got the hose out and did a good once over on the deck.Â Yes, much peacock poop awaited me.Â I decided to be ready for them in the morning and left the hose where I could get to it easily….with serious power.Â I’m gonna send those flippin’ birds flying!Â heh heh heh
It will be a week that Paris Hilton â€” and a celebrity-obsessed nation â€” won’t soon forget.
I honestly don’t think it’s the ‘nation’ that is obsessed, t’s the media! Quiet a few important things happened yesterday, totally unrelated to the poor little rich white girl, and how much coverage did THEY get? ………… chirp
Milk price to take jump
High transportation, feed costs drive increase, experts say
Driven up by high transportation costs, an increase in feed prices and even a drought in Australia, the price of milk is likely to rise by up to 40 cents a gallon over the next few months, dairy market forecasters say. Cheese prices could go up by 60 cents a pound.
How much of that increased cost is due to the cost of feeding those cows? Corn being taken away from the animals to put into gas tanks is going to have a serious effect on the price of food…wonder if anyone will notice THAT!
Fred Thompson’s expected entry into the tight Republican presidential race is drawing crucial strength from conservatives and older men, vaulting him into the thick of the GOP nomination fight, an Associated Press-Ipsos poll says.
HUMPH! I might be a tad ‘older’, but I’m no man! Definitely a conservative though!
Senator Edwards is outlining a new national security strategy that includes the creation of a 10,000-person civilian peace corps to stem the tide of terrorism in weak and unstable countries.
Mr. Edwards’s plan, which he presented in Manhattan yesterday, comes less than a week after he called President Bush’s war on terror a “bumper sticker slogan” and said the current national security strategy has not made America safer.
G-d help us if that moonbat gets anywhere near the White House! We need WARRIORS, not well diggers!
THERE’S not a lot to do when you’re a closely watched visitor in North Korea except hit the karaoke at day’s end, so we’re at it again.
From the sound of it, most North Korean karaoke falls into two categories. Soupy ballads about national glory, superior leadership, glorious workers. And hard-driving martial tunes urging citizens to think as one and pick up a bayonet. Rounding out the experience are video clips of goose-stepping soldiers and ozone-piercing missiles.
Sure sounds like North Korea is a real fun vacation spot, eh? pfft!
A Montgomery Middle School teacher was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old student.
I’m starting to get a bit concerned about my grandkids going to established schools. I think there is something seriously wrong with the teachers they hire. This is getting to be WAY too common.
The high hurdles faced by congressional Democrats in their efforts to end the Iraq war make electing a Democratic president in 2008 the best way to finish the conflict, Democratic party chairman Howard Dean said Saturday.
If we leave, the war won’t end. It’ll continue until al Qaeda or Iran is running the show, shooting women for wearing lipstick or some such thing. THEN, they’ll be coming over here. Dean needs to go back to screeching in the hen house with the rest of the chickens!
Four Islamic Jihad gunmen infiltrated Israeli territory from the Kissufim border crossing between Israel and the central Gaza Strip Saturday afternoon and attacked IDF troops stationed in the area.
The gunmen were traveling in a jeep marked ‘TV’, in an attempt to camouflage their true intentions.
Tell me again just how innocent those folks are again? I seem to forget with all the bloodshed they create.