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MUSINGS ABOUT FLORIDA FOOTBALL, LIFE ON THE NEW PLANTATION, GEOCACHING, A SOCIOPATH'S ATTEMPTS TO LIVE IN A WORLD HE DID NOT MAKE, UPDATES ON THE CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAMIC INFIDELS AND ANECDOTES FROM MY PAST... PROUD MEMBER OF THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. AND NOW AS AN ADDED FEATURE--WATCHDOG OVER THE CORRUPT TREASONOUS OBAMA REGIME.
THESE ARE SOME SHOTS I TOOK OF OUR CACHE RUN--JUNIOR, ME, BUDDAMAN AND PATRICK--ATE LUNCH AT HARVEY SCHICKLEGRUBER MEYERS' OR SOMETHING IN PERU. FOUND ABOUT TWELVE AND HID AN ISQ IN MEXICO CEMETERY.
Never mind. Blogger not accepting photos right now.
It is 5:35 a.m. and 57.4 degrees!! Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs and Boarder and cats in Rm#4, presumably. Going to hit a few in Miami County with Buddaman. Have a nice day! More later.
1. May 17 2008 Cruise-In Syracuse, IN ................. 2nd In Class(1985-Present)
2. June 14 2008 Paradise Park Wabash, IN ......... None
3. June 20 2008 Heritage Days Huntington, IN ... None
4. June 21 2008 Laketonian Days Laketon, IN .... Top Choice
5. June 27 2008 Cruisin Matter Marion, IN ............ Top 50
6. June 28 2008 Cruisin Matter Marion, IN ............. Best in Class(2000-Present)
7. June 28 2008 Pioneer Days Lagro, IN ............... (Not eligible for Judging)
Labels: car show
It is 5:45 and 64 degrees F. out and Junior and Patrick are downstairs asleep on a couch and Boarder is in Room Number Four with two cats. Junior won Top Choice Friday Night and Best of Class Saturday in Marion at the Kruisin Matter Park Car Shows. Photos to follow if we ever get off our arses. Also had a CarToon done of the car by "Mikey"--came out pretty good. Rained like the Great Flood Saturday morn, but sunny and HOT in the p.m. Went to the Lagro Show Saturday Night--pretty bizarre judging there--kind of rigged... So, we be pretty worn out from all that. More Later GO GATORS!
It is 6:11 a.m. est and 70 degrees. Patrick is outside, Junior asleep on a couch and Boarder and cats in Rm#4. We went to the 9th Street Gang's Kroozin' in Matter Park Car Show last night, and Junior won a HUGE Trophy! So we are 3 for 5! There was an Elvis Impersonator at the band shell and he was fairly good and a Christian. Jack came with us and we ate giant tenderloins, popcorn, peanuts and ice cream. We will go back today, then to the LaGro show tonite.
Photos later on.
There was an old guy there with an old hot rod Lincoln, about a '57 and it had cool Elvis Graphics on it, hand painted.Also had a ton of Pyle Woofers and Amps in the trunk, neon all over. I told him I thought I recognized one of the woofers, that I might have built it, or at least wound the voice coil. He wasn't all that impressed. I think he must win a lot of trophies. Since this is James Dean Country, he had some graphics of James dean also...
A disturbing thing was one vendor--He was a Vietnam Vet. He had his Army Unit Ball cap on display as well as three framed pics of his Obedience Champion Siberians. He was serving tiny free samples of Spaghetti Sauce and bread (Tasted like RAGU) He was selling very small baggies (1 oz.?) of herbs to put in your pasta sauce for four or five bucks-- Oregano, basil etc. looked like dope.
Now those little jars of spices sell for a dollar or two a pop--he was giving you about 35 cents worth for five bucks...none of this made sense.
It was a total scam.
Now if he was handicapped or something it would have made sense--but anyway I found it rather odd...
Now, this was not a blind man selling pencils. He seemed quite able bodied.
It is time hwat?7:14 am est and how 68 degrees hot and where patrick and junior down and boarder up in her room. GOT SUCKED DEEP, DEEP IN THE INTERNET THIS MORNING FROM MY EMAIL--THOUGHT I'D NEVER GET OUT--TOOK TWO HOURS TO GET BACK. EVER HAPPEN TO YOU??? Well, well, well. The Boarder is dissatisfied. Probably time for her to go. She is insane and physically and mentally handicapped and homeless and we took her in. Perhaps she would like it better living in a cardboard box at the underpass? Might be time to buy her a shopping cart, and take her out to the interstate or the inner city somewhere. She certainly has no appreciation for any help given her. Her delusions are now affecting our happy little home in a huge negative fashion. I can't suffer mean-spirited people.
Maria out of Wimbledon early--WTF?
Bobby Jindal's Louisiana is going to castrate Child Rapers. Good for them. Junior says Bobby For President!! If the Commies can have a mulatto, we can have a Continental Indian!!! And Sheriff Joe for VP!! The Dream Ticket...
SCOTUS, those old morons, finally got one right. After siding with the Jihadists, and the Baby Rapers this week, they finally upheld the 2nd Amendment as an individual right. But, 5-4. FIVE TO FOUR????
Clearwater, Florida. They turned a corner and see a sign that says, 'Old Timers Bar - all drinks 10 cents.' They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this Is too good to be true.
Four old retired geocachers from Indiana are walking down a street in
The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room, 'Come on in and let me pour one for you!
What'll it be, Gentlemen?'
There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men ask for a martini. In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis...
Shaken, not stirred,and says, 'That'll be 10 cents each, please'
The four men stare at the bartender for a moment.
Then look at each other...
They can't believe their good luck.
They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are
produced with the bartender again saying, 'That's 40 cents, please.' They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand.
They have each had two martinis and so far they've spent less than a dollar.
Finally one of the men says, 'How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime a piece?'
'I'm a retired tailor from Boston,' the bartender said, 'and I always wanted to own a bar.
Last year I hit the Lottery for $25 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime - wine, liquor, beer, it's all the same.'
Wow!!!! That's quite a story,' says one of the men.
The four of them sipped at their martinis and couldn't help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who didn't have drinks in front of them, and hadn't ordered anything the whole time they were there.
One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, 'What's with them?'
The bartender says, 'Oh, they're all old muggles from Illinois. They're waiting forhappy hour when drinks are half price.'
Speaking of Flamingos and coconut palms--they only show up in SOUTH Florida, like Miami--our only MUST WIN football game this year...
It is 7:38 a.m. and 67 degrees. Patrick is outside, Junior and boarder in their respective rooms. Junior and I went to the Huntington Car Show last night. About 150 cars and thousands of people--biggest show yet. Saw lots of people we haven't seen in a while. Whole town was either there or at the beer tent. FROM THE INBOX:
If they know of him at all, many folks think Ben Stein is just a
Ann Coulter has taken to calling, in her column, the democrat party, the "treason party" and the republicans, the "patriotic party". She TELLS IT LIKE IT IS.
STEMS AND SEEDS:
Had to delete a political troll blog yesterday that was left on of all things a February non-political post. Don't these morons know we approve or disapprove these things? It says so right on the log posting window. Do they think they can hide stuff? huh! Urban Meyer #3 on the College Football Coaches' Total Compensation List, and that's with his OLD contract...(I think).
Becky Gayheart Alert: Cable has been showing her sans top at the Beach with her husband--hands covering herself.
Liz Hasselbeck is ten times the lady that Mee-shell mah belle O'bama is...
more later, maybe.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE CICO EVENT TO PICKUP CACHES at Salamonie!
And thanks to Chris for hosting this event...
Team Tigger, Trickworm and I really appreciate it! We're sorry if there was any misunderstandings about what caches to log.
For this event, you can only log caches you or the group you were with physically picked up in the field, even if you had previously logged them in the past.
Thanks to those of you that deleted your finds on caches that were on the list that were not picked up and those that were picked up by others.
Hope to see you all at the next hot dog and root beer picnic. Cache on!
--Rick & Patrick
(Lead Dog and Earth Dog)
It is 5:29 a.m. and 54.2 degrees!!! Patrick is snuggling with Junior downstairs who is watching TV and Boarder and cats are in Rm#4. Encountered some blatant liars yesterday who blamed their behavior on "benedryl and dehydration". Uh, no, you're just a HUGE liar, and not a good one at that. Let's try to upload a test photo, shall we? Any requests? GO GATORS REMOVE THE FIVE WAR TRAITORS FROM SCOTUS!! TRY THEM!! CONVICT THEM!! INCARCERATE OR EXECUTE THEM!!
It is 7:18 a.m. and 63 degrees. Patrick and Junior and Boarder and cats are asleep.
Went to CICO event yesterday, good hotdogs. There was a JRT puppy in attendance and the owners said they were inspired by Patrick!!! This little pup even had a brown spot just like Patrick... Will post pics as soon as possible...
> A husband and wife came for counseling after 20 years of marriage.
> asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate, painful
> tirade listing every problem they had ever had in the 20 years they
> been married.
> She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness,
> loneliness, feeling unloved and unlovable, an entire laundry list
> needs she had endured over the course of their marriage.
> Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of
> the therapist got up, walke d around the desk and, after asking the
wife to stand, embraced and kissed her
passionately as her husband watched with a raised eyebrow. The woman
shut up and quietly sat down as though in a
> The therapist turned to the husband and said, 'This is what your wife
> needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?'
> The husband thought for a moment and replied, 'Well, I can drop her
> here on Mondays and Wednesdays, but on Fridays, I fish.'
It is 6:10 a.m. and 64.8 degrees outside. Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs, Boarder in her room.
It is 6:24 am and 66 degrees. Patrick, Junior, Boarder all asleep. Hi speed down--45 seconds to minute and a half between mouse clicks and many pages won't open...
INITIAL POST SWALLOWED UP LET'S TRY AGAIN:
JOHN PAUL STEVENS
RUTH BADER GINSBERG
Labels: Delusional traitors
JOHN PAUL STEVENS
RUTH BADER GINSBERG
THIS IS THE KIND OF PRESIDENT WE NEED--SOME ONE WHO WILL THUMP THE CHEST OF BRUTAL MASS-MURDERER DICTATORS,EVEN IF THEY HAVE THEIR FINGERS ON THE BUTTON!! NIXON, REAGAN, MCCAIN!!
CINDY MCCAIN IS SO HOT I CAN'T STAND IT! HER RESUME MAKES THAT PIG MICHELLE O'BAMA'S LOOK LAME!
NOTICE CLINT'S PINK McCAIN HAT IN THE PHOTO ABOVE?
FROM THE INBOX:
I BOUGHT A BIRD FEEDER. I HUNG_
>> _IT ON MY BACK PORCH AND FILLED_
>> _IT WITH SEED. WHAT A BEAUTY OF_
>> _A BIRD FEEDER IT IS, AS I FILLED IT_
>> _LOVINGLY WITH SEED. WITHIN A_
>> _WEEK WE HAD HUNDREDS OF BIRDS_
>> _TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE_
>> _CONTINUOUS FLOW OF FREE AND_
>> _EASILY ACCESSIBLE FOOD._
>> _ _
>> _BUT THEN THE BIRDS STARTED_
>> _BUILDING NESTS IN THE BOARDS_
>> _OF THE PATIO, ABOVE THE TABLE,_
>> _AND NEXT TO THE BARBECUE. _
>> _ _
>> _THEN CAME THE POOP. IT WAS_
>> _EVERYWHERE: ON THE PATIO TILE,_
>> _THE CHAIRS, THE TABLE .._
>> _EVERYWHERE! _
>> _ _
>> _THEN SOME OF THE BIRDS_
>> _TURNED MEAN. THEY WOULD_
>> _DIVE BOMB ME AND TRY TO_
>> _PECK ME EVEN THOUGH I HAD_
>> _FED THEM OUT OF MY OWN_
>> _ _
>> _AND OTHERS BIRDS WERE_
>> _BOISTEROUS AND LOUD. THEY_
>> _SAT ON THE FEEDER AND_
>> _SQUAWKED AND SCREAMED AT_
>> _ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT_
>> _AND DEMANDED THAT I FILL IT_
>> _WHEN IT GOT LOW ON FOOD._
>> _ _
>> _AFTER A WHILE, I COULDN\'T EVEN_
>> _SIT ON MY OWN BACK PORCH_
>> _ANYMORE. SO I TOOK DOWN THE_
>> _BIRD FEEDER AND IN THREE DAYS_
>> _THE BIRDS WERE GONE. I CLEANED_
>> _UP THEIR MESS AND TOOK DOWN_
>> _THE MANY NESTS THEY HAD BUILT_
>> _ALL OVER THE PATIO._
>> _ _
>> _SOON, THE BACK YARD WAS LIKE_
>> _IT USED TO BE .... QUIET, SERENE_
>> _AND NO ONE DEMANDING THEIR_
>> _RIGHTS TO A FREE MEAL. _
>> _ _
>> _NOW LET\'S SEE._
>> _OUR GOVERNMENT GIVES OUT_
>> _FREE FOOD, SUBSIDIZED HOUSING,_
>> _FREE MEDICAL CARE, AND FREE_
>> _EDUCATION AND ALLOWS ANYONE_
>> _BORN HERE TO BE AN AUTOMATIC_
>> _ _
>> _THEN THE ILLEGAL\'S CAME BY THE_
>> _TENS OF THOUSANDS. SUDDENLY_
>> _OUR TAXES WENT UP TO PAY FOR_
>> _FREE SERVICES; SMALL APARTMENTS_
>> _ARE HOUSING 5 FAMILIES; YOU_
>> _HAVE TO WAIT 6 HOURS TO BE SEEN_
>> _BY AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR;_
>> _YOUR CHILD\'S 2ND GRADE CLASS IS_
>> _BEHIND OTHER SCHOOLS BECAUSE_
>> _OVER HALF THE CLASS DOESN\'T SPEAK_
>> _ _
>> _CORN FLAKES NOW COME IN A_
>> _BILINGUAL BOX; I HAVE TO_
>> _"PRESS ONE" TO HEAR MY BANK_
>> _TALK TO ME IN ENGLISH, AND_
>> _PEOPLE WAVING FLAGS OTHER_
>> _THAN "OLD GLORY" ARE_
>> _SQUAWKING AND SCREAMING_
>> _IN THE STREETS, DEMANDING_
>> _MORE RIGHTS AND FREE LIBERTIES._
>> _ _
>> _JUST MY OPINION, BUT MAYBE_
>> _IT\'S TIME FOR THE GOVERNMENT_
>> _TO TAKE DOWN THE BIRD FEEDER._
>> _IF YOU AGREE, PASS IT ON; IF NOT,_
>> _CONTINUE CLEANING UP THE POOP!_
It is 7:50 a.m. and 68.9 degrees outside. Patrick and Junior are asleep in his bed, Boarder in Room #4 with cats.
I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it
myself a couple times unintentionally... but this one is real, and it's
important. So please send this warning to everyone on your e- mail list.
If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks
due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance
around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT!! THIS IS A SCAM!! They only want
to see you naked.
I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid.
This is not NCAA, but club teams...
Gators were National Champions in 2006.GO GATORS!
It is 10.17 a.m. and 81.1 degrees. Patrick is outside and Junior is in his bedroom asleep and Boarder is in her room.
Boy did she have a tell!!! When lauding herself and her over-the-hill groupies, she was all SMILES.
When giving her obligatory due to Osama, she was all stern and monotone-ish. Like the BILE was coming up in her mouth, and she couldn't stand it. Gritting her teeth. She was doing it on purpose. She wanted us to know this was just lip-service. She just don't like that uppity darkie. GO GATORS!
Today's TV coverage of the Belmont stakes by ABC or whatever incompetent network it was was abominable. For 90 minutes all we saw was Big Brown, who must be the first branded, sponsored racehorse, with UPS on his colors, or his trainer or a sick child.
It was like the producers were yelling "Camera Three--that last shot had another horse in the background--do that again and you're fired!"
90 minutes of this hype and you'd never know there were any other horses in the field--The other eight horses got maybe a combined four minutes of coverage, if that.
The sick kid had more coverage. I'm sorry, I didn't tune in to see that. I've got my own problems, so does everybody--can we focus on the race, please?
Sickening and shameful coverage. If Brown loses, do we get to see the kid cry???
OK, they're off!! There ARE other horses in the race. In fact, one goes wire-to-wire to win!!
Super Bowls are rarely super. Pay-per-view fights are hyped without money-back guarantees. And there's that old expression that applies so perfectly to horse racing: There's no such thing as a sure thing.
|Secretariat was sold to a breeding syndicate for a then-record $6.08 million.|
Then there was Secretariat at the 1973 Belmont Stakes.
He carried a lot more than jockey Ron Turcotte when he went to the gate a 1-to-10 favorite. He had the weight of Secretariat Mania on his back. The international buzz surrounding him was deafening. He was being counted on to win the race and become the first Triple Crown champion in 25 years -- the first of the television generation that had already put him on an unrealistic pedestal.
Secretariat's response went beyond unreal. He won by a jaw-dropping 31 lengths. His time of 2:24 for 1 1/2 miles set a world record many argue may never be broken.
Secretariat became so popular, Time, Newsweek and Sports Illustrated featured the horse on the cover the same week. The William Morris Agency booked his appearances the way it would for a hot movie star. At the time, no movie star was as hot as "Big Red."
"This red horse with blue and white blinkers and silks seemed to epitomize an American hero," said Penny Chenery, who owned the playful, barrel-chested colt during his racing days.
In a career that spanned only 16 months, Secretariat started 21 times, won 16 and finished in the money in all but his first race. He was an odds-on favorite 17 times, winning 13. By the time he went to stud, he had won back-to-back Horse of the Year awards.
The true measure of Secretariat's greatness was his performances in big races. As former Pimlico general manager Chick Lang said, "He looked like a Rolls-Royce in a field of Volkswagens."
Secretariat was born on March 30, 1970, at the Meadow Stud in Doswell, Va. He was the third offspring of 1957 Preakness winner Bold Ruler, the greatest sire of his generation, and Somethingroyal, who raced just once but whose breeding was of top quality. Secretariat was the brightest of chestnuts, deep-chested with the muscular quarters of the speed horse and the length and scope of the stayer.
In Secretariat's debut on July 4, 1972 at Aqueduct, he went off as the favorite but was impeded at the start and finished fourth in the 5 1/2-furlong race. Eleven days later, he broke his maiden in a 6-furlong race at Aqueduct.
Secretariat's only other defeat as a two-year-old would be on a disqualification, in which he was placed second for bumping Stop the Music in the Champagne at Belmont. His seven victories in nine races enabled him to become the first two-year-old to be voted Horse of the Year.
Before his 1973 season, Secretariat became the solution to a financial crisis. Christopher Chenery, Penny's father, died in January. As the builder of Meadow Stud, he left behind hefty estate taxes. His family decided to pay the bill by selling Secretariat to a breeding syndicate that would assume ownership at the end of the horse's racing days. The price tag was a then-record $6.08 million.
Secretariat won his first two races that year, but in his final tuneup before the Kentucky Derby, he finished third behind Angle Light and Sham in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. At 1 1/8 miles, Secretariat seemed to hit his limit. The Derby -- all 1 1/4 miles of it -- was only two weeks away.
It turned out that just hours before the Wood, an abscess was found under Secretariat's lip. When the abscess broke before the Derby, the pain he was suffering was gone. But was the abscess the reason Secretariat lost? Or was it an excuse?
The answer came soon enough.
The 13-horse Derby shaped up as a duel between Secretariat and Sham. The two held back early -- Secretariat at the rear; Sham just off the lead. Then Laffit Pincay moved Sham to the front just before the final turn. Turcotte moved Secretariat to the outside to close on Sham, who was picking up steam.
"I didn't think anybody would be able to catch him," Pincay said of Sham. "I knew we were going to win."
Secretariat had other ideas. He caught Sham halfway down the stretch and won by 2 1/2 lengths in a world-record time of 1:59 2/5, the only Derby winner to crack two minutes.
Two weeks later in the Preakness, Secretariat went from last to first on the clubhouse turn, never relinquished the lead and beat Sham again by 2 1/2 lengths. Clockers timed him in a Pimlico-record 1:53 2/5 for the 1 3/16 miles, but because of an apparently malfunctioning clock, the official time was recorded as 1:54 2/5, two-fifths of a second off the track record set by Canonero II in the 1971 Preakness.
Only four horses challenged Secretariat in the Belmont, even though the previous seven horses to have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness withered in the 1 1/2-mile race, unable to match Citation's 1948 Triple Crown.
"Big Red" changed all that on June 9, 1973.
Secretariat and Sham broke together and stayed that way into the first turn. They were by themselves on the backstretch when Secretariat made the biggest move ever seen in a Triple Crown race.
"Secretariat is alone. He is moving like a tremendous machine!" track announcer Chick Anderson yelled. "He's going to be the Triple Crown winner. Unbelievable! An amazing performance. He's 25 lengths in front!"
"I kept hearing Chick Anderson," Turcotte said. "I finally had to turn to see where the other horses were. I know this sounds crazy, but the horse did it by himself. I was along for the ride."
Secretariat paid $2.20 to win and his 2:24 remains a world record for 1 1/2 miles on a dirt track, and it's still two full seconds better than subsequent challengers to his Belmont Stakes record. The 2 3/5 seconds by which he broke Gallant Man's 16-year-old track record was the equivalent of 13 lengths.
But most impressive was the 31-length gap. It was so big, even the widest angle of the CBS camera covering the stretch run could barely show Secretariat in the same shot as the next-nearest horse, Twice A Prince. As Charles Hatton wrote in The Daily Racing Form, "His only point of reference is himself."
The ensuing months were anticlimactic for Secretariat. Suffering from a fever, he lost the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga to Onion in August and the Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park to Prove Out. But he went out in triumph. On Oct. 28, 1973, he won the 1 5/8-mile Canadian International Championship Stakes by 6 1/2 lengths in the cold of suburban Toronto, raising his career earnings to $1,316,808.
In stud, Secretariat sired such future champions as 1988 Preakness and Belmont winner Risen Star and 1986 Horse of the Year Lady's Secret. But none of his offspring came close to matching the standard he set.
He remained a popular figure even after Secretariat Mania subsided. But his life ended tragically. Suffering from laminitis -- a painful hoof disease -- the 19-year-old superstar was given a lethal injection on Oct. 4, 1989, at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky.
"It was a terrible day for all of us," Claiborne president Seth Hancock said. "We just couldn't stand to see him suffer."
To this day, Secretariat remains one of the first names everyone thinks of whenever the topic of horse racing comes up. "It's hard to believe after all these years," Chenery said, "but hardly a day goes by that I don't get mail about Secretariat."
That bit about the Rolls Royce in a field of VW's is true. He DID stick out in a crowd. Big. and Red. and MAGNIFICENT
We know. We were in the Belmont Grandstands when he won the triple crown by 31 lengths.
And we were at the rail in Saratoga when the little speed horse Onion beat him...
To this day No horse has ever run a faster Derby or Belmont...
So it goes.
It is 7:07 a.m. and maybe today is the first day of a new era. It is 69 degrees out and Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs on a couch and Boarder is in Rm#4.
Got a email newsletter from my Teke Chapter in Gainesville, and Junior and I are featured in it--OH MY!!!!
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