Bella, Tobias and the Race – Lisa’s Booby Trap did NOT run


Well, I got another letter from Bella today.

Apparently, Tobias owes her some bones now for the bet on a horse that got scratched.  Well… I’ll let her letter speak for itself.

I need you to woof into Uncle Tobias’s ear.  He has to be a more reasonable at the book.  He took my bet on Lisa’s Booby Trap, but her owner wouldn’t let her run in the rain and the muck Saturday.  She was scratched.  I can’t blame him.  It rained at Saratoga in the morning and the day turned steamy. The track had a horrible muck spray.  He loves that horse.

So with my human trainee gently snoring, I got the remote and picked the Monmouth morning line on cable.  I wanted to bet on Rachel Alexandra in the 11th.

The old dog wouldn’t bite on taking the show bet.  I tried to convince him that it was a fair bet and I even upped the bones to 50 (I hope my human trainee never looks under his bed.  My stash would be gone in seconds).

He wouldn’t bite.  He just curled that upper lip a little and went back to his corner.  I guess he knew something was fishy.  Monmouth was courageous in taking that show bet.  Somebody said the pool for the show bet went into six figures, potentially up to a million.

Crankie that basset down the way said his master bet a few thousand “because it was a sure 5%”.  Crankie doesn’t know what that means.  He can’t even train his human.  He calls him master.  He tries to call me “cousin”, but as Mom always said, just because you are long, doesn’t mean you are smart.  Crankie can’t even hit the fireplug outside his house.

Get after Uncle and tell him he can’t take all his bones to heaven.  Tell him to be a better sport next time I want to bet.  As soon as I find out where Lisa’s Booby Trap is running, I want to place another bet.  I may even up the ante.

I hope you moved his bed because if he is wagging and snoring at least you will have eliminated the rhythm section.

Sarah Palin strikes back…


Sarah Palin strikes back at Journolist’s ’sick puppies’ | The Daily Caller – Breaking News, Opinion, Research, and Entertainment.

Go Sarah!

Boy… You gotta love her spunk. She lets these liberal media dummies have it right between the eyeballs.

Some of the polls show her running neck-neck with Obama, and close to the top of the pack among Republicans in 2012.

I’ll write more about this later in the weekend, but definitely, one can’t argue anymore that Palin is not a serious force to be reckoned with, regardless of whether she runs for office again, or not.

Obama team’s panic – They’re losing voters


Obama team’s panic over losing whites.

Patrick Buchanan can be rightly accused of going over the top, but in this case, I give him a bone for being right.

Obama ran on being a post-racial president. If you go down Patrick’s column you see a number of incidents where that post-racial perspective has been destroyed:

  1. The brouhaha over the Cambridge Police Department’s handling of Professor Gates.  Recall Obama said the police acted “stupidly”.  It took a beer summit to smooth the feathers over that one.
  2. Obama asking the USDA and Secretary Vilsack to fire Shirley Sherrod, when it was clear that the full story and tape on her speech had not yet been made public.
  3. The most egregious charge against Obama’s post-racial perspective is his refusal (by not DOING anything) to hold Eric Holder accountable for dropping the case against the New Black Panthers.
  4. Here’s one that Pat did NOT mention…  This came from a Department of Justice whistleblower who came out and spoke against Holder’s actions in the New Black Panther case…

In comes J. Christian Adams, the former DOJ attorney turned whistleblower saying the case was dropped because of “racial issues.” Adams also said “The [voting] section doesn’t want to protect white voters.”

“He testified that Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes told Voting Section management that there would be no more cases brought against black defendants vindicating the rights of white victims.  Adams personally heard Fernandes say that the division would only bring “traditional civil rights cases” (code words  for suits against white racists).  Adams also heard Fernandes say that  she had no interest in the Voting Section enforcing Section 8 of the National  Voter Registration Act (which requires purging rolls of ineligible voters to  prevent voter fraud), because Section 8 does not increase voter turnout.  Fernandes now needs to be questioned under oath, as does the head of the Civil  Rights Division, Thomas Perez, who previously testified this was not the  Justice Department’s policy and that he was unaware of such views.”

Grrrr…. Excuse me??  Our Constitution and our laws are intended to be blind to race, color, skin tone, gender, etc. All persons are treated equal and are afforded the same rights to protect their ability to vote, pursue their rights to happiness, liberty and life.  The instant we have an enforcement arm of the government that will NOT abide by this equality and due process principle, we begin to slide down a very slippery slope.

My dad is brown-skinned, Muslim by heritage, but he’s an American. He never lets anyone forget he got where he is because of his parents and his own talent. No one gave him anything.  Favoritism has NO place in our voting system, or anywhere else in public life.

After reading Patrick’s column above, I ask you to keep watch over what the President does during the summer and fall. Does he demonstrate ANY understanding that he HAS to keep white voters in his fold, otherwise his chances of retaining any political mandate go out the window?

Somehow, I’m not gonna wait with baited breath for evidence that he has learned the lesson.

Katia and Bella – The horse race is tomorrow!!


From time to time, I get letters from my cousin, Isabella, another dachshund who owns my dad’s father in law and mother in law…

It’s important to note that dachshunds own their humans.  Not the other way around.

Anyhow.. Bella is commenting on the horse race tomorrow.  Tobias is one of my other dachshund pack mates who lives here. He loves to run around, bark and chase small tennis balls, even at the age of 10… Or 60 in dog years… My mom calls him a clownish weenie. I suppose he is but he knows I’m boss of the place because he vacates the dog bed under mom’s chair when I decide I want to go in it.

So, here’s Bella’s note…  I’ll have to wake Tobias up and see if he’s taking bets against book… Though, I’d love to know where he’s keeping the bones… I could use some more bones to chew on…

Woof Woof Katia…

Bella here again… I’m working on getting my human trainee to go to the race track occasionally.  I always try to get to the “dachshund” races, but he seems a little numb to the sporting game.  Last night I even curled up around his neck and lick a little around his ear trying to get him to understand.  He just stopped snoring.

I wonder if you can get Uncle Tobias out of his corner dog bed and give me a “woof”.  Tomorrow (Saturday July 24th) there is a race I want to get a couple of dog bones bet down.  Uncle Tobias is always good for a bet especially since the horse I want to bet on has morning line of 30/1.  He still takes an occasional bet, doesn’t he?

Don’t let him in on the story, but the horses name is Lisa’s Booby Trap.  She runs in the grade 1 American Oaks race.  The owner and his wife Lisa loves horses only Lisa died a few years ago.  A couple of years ago, the owner was given this banged up filly, blind in one eye.

He trained her and ran her at a smaller track where she beat the others big time in three races.  After the third race, he was offered a half million for the horse.  He turned the offer down.  Seems he believes after the government takes half, all you have left is money.  He said that stroking Lisa’s Booby Trap’s scarred shoulder.  He went on to explain his wife always said she would come back as a horse.  It was her destiny.  And he said looking at the horse that she might have just done that.

So get Uncle to give me a call so I can get my two bones down.  He will take my bet.  Lisa’s Booby Trap may not win, but I just want to be part of the action.  And tell Uncle Tobias to stop snoring and wagging his tail at the same time.  That just drives me crazy.

Memo to liberals: You’re outnumbered


First Read – Memo to liberals: You’re outnumbered.

This is true, and polling data backs it up. So, if moderates and independents break for Republicans by more than 60/40 in the fall, the Republicans will win the House and a bunch of statewide races too.

Something to watch.

Sarah Palin at Top of Game


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This should not surprise anyone. I believe anyone who underestimates Sarah’s reach, power, appeal and ability to bring people into her bandwagon… Well, you do so at your peril.

Alaska is littered with the bodies of politicians that she put out of commission. I’m sorry to say that many of the potential Republican candidates for 2012 thus far all fall into the same category.

It all comes down to Iowa and South Carolina in the primaries in 2012.

Assume Romney (or maybe Pawlenty) will win New Hampshire. If Palin wins Iowa and South Carolina and then manages to get a good showing in Florida, I think she’ll get the nomination.

Question for everyone now is whether Obama will be a weak candidate or not.

Obama to end social engineering in housing


Hot Air » Obama to target CRA, social engineering in housing/lending market.

This would be interesting, if it actually happened.  I’ll write more later on about the dumb things the government does in the name of juicing up home ownership…

But, ponder this… If instead of 72% of households owning a home, the percentage were closer to 60% or 65%, would we be in the financial mess we are in??

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