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  • [Vanity] Photo of a thoroughbred horse at Belmont Park in New York

    09/11/2016 7:30:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies ^ | September 11, 2016
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies ^ | 6-6-2015 |
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 160 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • Berkeley Man Dies After #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Delay Paramedics

    02/06/2015 10:00:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A Berkeley, California man died last December after paramedics were delayed nearly an hour because of an unruly protest against police brutality, recently released records show. Berkleyside, a self-described “independent news site” serving the Berkeley area, reports that the 62-year-old Alvin Henry Jones Jr. would have normally received treatment in minutes. However, due to a nearby #BlackLivesMatters protest, paramedics were instead ordered to go to a local fire station and await a police escort before attempting to rescue Jones. It took 52 minutes to get Jones to a hospital, after which he died two days later. Paperwork filed by the...
  • Maronite bishop urges ‘profound defiance’ in face of persecution of Christians

    10/31/2014 2:42:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | October 31, 2014
    Maronite Bishop Gregory Mansour of Brooklyn has told students at Belmont University about the need for all Christians to respond to persecution with “profound defiance”.Pointing out that this was markedly different from vengeful retaliation or submissive inaction, Bishop Mansour said: “Jesus was not a passive victim. Christians are not just asked to be nice people and doormats.”He told the Belmont students that they are called to stand in solidarity with the persecuted Christians in the Middle East, and to join forces with other Christians, Jews and Muslims of goodwill to raise a voice against “the worst injustice you can...
  • 74-Year-Old Belmont Man Recovering from Rattlesnake Bite

    06/14/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jun 14, 2014 | Derek Shore
    A 74-year-old Belmont man is recovering after he was bitten by a rattlesnake in his garage. Edmund Pieret said he was bit Thursday when reaching for one of his tools. "I reached down to pick up one of the tools, now he must have been underneath where that red box is," Pieret said. "I figured it was a spider or something like that must have bit me, and then I heard a rattle." Pieret was rushed to the hospital for treatment. On Friday he was nursing a swollen hand. "I was not expecting it at all," he said. "I've never...
  • California Chrome sustains gash to foot

    06/08/2014 6:59:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    AP ^ | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- California Chrome sustained a bloody gash to his right front foot during the Belmont Stakes, an injury that may have hurt his chances in his failed bid to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 36 years.</p>
  • California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

    06/07/2014 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | BETH HARRIS
    NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. California Chrome's loss extended the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion.
  • Tonalist spoils California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown

    06/07/2014 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 163 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-7-14 | Jay Hart
    The longest wait in sports is not over. California Chrome's bid to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 fell short in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. After winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes by a length and a half, the mile-and-a-half Belmont proved to be too much for Chrome, who finished fourth to winner Tonalist. And with that, the longest drought in Triple Crown history continues. Since Affirmed's sweep 36 years ago, 13 horses now have gone to Belmont Park with the Derby and Preakness in hand only to falter somehow, some way....
  • Who is California Chrome?

    06/06/2014 8:33:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6-6-14 | Johnette Howard
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- If you listen to horsemen during the Triple Crown chase year after year, they talk as if a special racehorse becomes a champion not only because of how fast he runs, but also because of who he is. So what makes California Chrome a special racehorse and a champion, instead of just a horse with a great backstory? Co-owner Steve Coburn, the Wilford Brimley lookalike in the 10-gallon hat, fingers the trait that all of Chrome's handlers cite: "It's been amazing to watch his personality develop and watch his mind develop." His mind? Really? Angel Cordero Jr.,...
  • California Steals Kentucky's Spotlight

    06/03/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 6-3-14 | Pia Catton
    California is hardly known as an epicenter of thoroughbred breeding. But on Saturday, the Belmont Stakes will include the first California-bred Triple Crown contender, leaving the actual industry leader, Kentucky, to pour another bourbon and dream of next year. Kentucky produces about one-third of all the registered thoroughbred foals in the U.S. according to the Jockey Club, the breed's registry. California accounts for about 8% of the foal crop and has struggled to stabilize its breeding industry since the 2008 recession. It makes California Chrome truly an odds-beater. "The story behind this horse is great for racing," said Clifford Barry,...
  • Obama’s HHS Gets a Slapdown in Federal Court

    12/19/2012 11:19:32 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 1 replies
    National Review Online ("The Corner") ^ | December 19, 2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    A federal D.C. circuit court ruled late Tuesday, just a few days after arguments, that not only can Wheaton College and Belmont Abbey stay in court, but what the Obama administration has said about fixing the religious-freedom problem they and other religiously affiliated non-profits have with the HHS abortion-drug, contraception, sterilization mandate must become real policy, and that the Department of Health and Human Services must report to the D.C. court every 60 days until they fix the problem. This is a huge step toward some restoration of religious liberty as we’ve known it. (This particular court command, of course,...
  • I'll Have Another Scratched from Belmont

    06/08/2012 8:43:00 AM PDT · by sportutegrl · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/8/2012 | CNN
    CNN is reporting that I'll Have Another is scratched from racing in Belmont. No Triple Crown this year.
  • I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes.

    06/08/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    I'll Have Another has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes.
  • Labor woes at Belmont as Triple Crown bid nears

    06/05/2012 1:55:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    AP ^ | June 5, 2012 | Staff
    A mediator was trying to settle a labor dispute at Belmont Park that threatens to scratch I'll Have Another's chance of winning thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown in more than 30 years. An official with the union representing maintenance and starting gate workers at the New York racetrack said the mediator was meeting Tuesday morning with the New York Racing Association and union leaders.
  • What’s at Stake in the Belmont

    06/02/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2012
    The horse racing industry should be deeply shamed that extraordinary security measures had to be ordered to guard horses in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes from the doping abuses engulfing thoroughbred racing. The horses will be kept in an isolated barn with visitors limited, feed and hay bales checked for drugs, and veterinarians and trainers under daily watch to ensure there is no manipulation of food or medication. If anyone thinks this is an overreaction, they should take a look at the record of Doug O’Neill. He is the trainer of I’ll Have Another, the horse primed for the chance to...
  • FINALLY - a Catholic College With Courage

    11/06/2009 2:17:58 PM PST · by concernedAmerican1 · 6 replies · 417+ views
    TFP Student Action ^ | 11/06/09 | TFP Student Action
    Tell Belmont Abbey College: "I'm proud of you!" Help this faithful college resist the culture of death by signing an instant e-card:"I’m proud of you!" Notre Dame betrayed its Catholic identity, but Belmont Abbey College stayed faithful and now needs our urgent prayers and encouragement. Please let me explain:  This small liberal arts college in North Carolina with 1,600 students is holding firm to its Catholic identity by refusing to pay for abortion, contraception and sterilization in its healthcare plan. As a result, this brave college is now facing persecution.  In fact, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
  • Rachel Alexandra won’t run in Belmont

    05/29/2009 3:54:49 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 15 replies · 639+ views
    AP (via yahoo) ^ | 5/29/09 | JEFFREY McMURRAY
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)—Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra will not run in the Belmont Stakes, opening the way for jockey Calvin Borel to return to Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in his quest for a personal Triple Crown. Jess Jackson, Rachel Alexandra’s co-owner, said Friday the spectacular filly “deserves a well-earned vacation.”
  • Big Brother Alert: California Town Bans Smoking... In Your Home!

    01/27/2009 9:38:02 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 53 replies · 1,405+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 27 January 2009 | EC
    Take someone with too much time on their hands and a ridiculously moralistic and self-righteous worldview, combine that with activist government and what do you get? A city that bans smoking in your own home, that's what. One California town has taken misguided activist government to a new place - private residences...

    11/24/2008 6:26:15 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 14 replies · 658+ views
    CBS5 ^ | 24 Nov 2008
    A Millbrae high school teacher who was arrested after installing a video camera in the ceiling of a girls' restroom at the school was sentenced this morning to two years in state prison, San Mateo County Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said. David Lista, 36, will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and was ordered to pay $6,700 in restitution to the San Mateo Union High School District, Wagstaffe said. Lista, a Belmont resident who taught English and leadership at Mills High School, pleaded no contest on Aug. 28 to felony...
  • PETA, animal rights activists protest at Belmont

    06/08/2008 4:44:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies · 163+ views
    Newsday ^ | 6/7/2008 | ANDREW STRICKLER
    For the second time in this year's Triple Crown series, animal rights activists faced racing fans to draw attention to what they believe is the cruel side of a sport many consider glamorous. About 100 men and women, many of them holding photos of the fallen filly Eight Belles, responded with waves to car horns and the occasional jeer along a sweltering stretch of Hempstead Turnpike outside Belmont Park in Elmont. Last month, a smaller group of demonstrators was outside Maryland's Pimlico Race Course before the running of the Preakness Stakes. Amanda McCall, 27, of Manhattan, said she was drawn...
  • Big Brown loses in Belmont Stakes, fails in bid for Triple Crown ( Comes in dead last... )

    06/07/2008 3:49:43 PM PDT · by kellynla · 116 replies · 421+ views
    ESPN ^ | June 7, 2008, 6:44 PM ET | staff
    NEW YORK -- Big Brown failed in his bid to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner when he finished dead last to Da' Tara in the Belmont Stakes. Da' Tara went wire to wire to beat eight other thoroughbreds over 1˝ miles, the longest and toughest of the three classics. "I had no horse," said Big Brown's jockey, Kent Desormeaux. All week long, Big Brown's trainer, Rick Dutrow Jr. said the horse's victory was "a foregone conclusion." He turned out be wrong. The bay colt's disappointing performance followed convincing victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. He failed on...
  • Big Brown Has 'Slight' Quarter Crack

    05/25/2008 11:04:15 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 47 replies · 107+ views ^ | May 25, 2008 | Steve Haskin
    Big Brown, who will be seeking the coveted Triple Crown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a "slight" quarter crack on the inside of his left front foot, trainer Rick Dutrow said Sunday, May 25. Dutrow said he noticed a small spot on the colt's foot Friday afternoon and notified hoof lameness specialist Ian McKinlay, who treated it. By Saturday, it had turned into a slight quarter crack, five-eighths of an inch long. McKinlay applied iodine solution and said he’s confident it is very minor. He will “lace it up,” and if everything is good, the colt...
  • Belmont bans smoking in apartment houses

    09/12/2007 1:37:07 PM PDT · by Reeses · 51 replies · 1,061+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | Jonathan Curiel
    The Belmont City Council has passed an ordinance prohibiting smoking in multiunit housing, a measure hailed by supporters as a landmark ban that will give residents relief from second-hand smoke drifting into their apartments and condominiums. "It's to give people who are intolerant of second-hand smoke a chance to say, 'Please stop - you're violating the city's ordinance,' in the same way that if your neighbor has a loud rock band, you can say, 'Please stop,' " City Councilman Dave Warden said today. The council passed the measure Tuesday night by a vote of 3-2. The ordinance also bans smoking...
  • First filly Belmont winner since 1905

    06/10/2007 8:27:44 AM PDT · by gpapa · 7 replies · 699+ views
    AP via ^ | June 10, 2007 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK (AP) - Rags to Riches is racing's queen for a day. 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.
  • BELMONT: Terrifying crash as SUV hits students at bus stop

    05/03/2007 8:02:44 AM PDT · by SmithL · 46 replies · 1,343+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/7 | Jill Tucker, Jaxon Van Derbeken, John Coté
    As she stood in shock beside the wreckage of an SUV that had just slammed into a bus stop where her students were waiting to go home, Principal Maggie O'Reilly of Ralston Middle School in Belmont heard a soft voice emanating from under the vehicle. It was a boy, trapped. "I'm afraid I'm going to die," he said. O'Reilly knelt down beside him, stretched her arm under the vehicle, and grasped his hand. The boy was one of at least nine children who were treated for injuries at local hospitals after the 2004 Honda Pilot jumped a curb at 12:36...
  • Students struck by car outside Belmont middle school

    05/02/2007 1:49:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 669+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/2/7 | Matthew B. Stannard
    BELMONT -- Several students outside Ralston Middle School in Belmont were hit by a vehicle at 12:36 p.m. today, Belmont police said.
  • Belmont has right idea about ban on smoking

    12/09/2006 12:19:13 PM PST · by Technoman · 27 replies · 902+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 12/09/06 | Anmol S. Mahal, M.D.
    Plaudits to city officials in Belmont who are drafting a plan to ban smoking citywide (Page 3B, Dec. 5). The California Medical Association began opposing tobacco use even before the surgeon general issued his warning in the 1960s, and led the fight in banning smoking on planes, in bars and restaurants, and in all public places. Belmont's plan is more closely in line with our goal: to make California tobacco-free. It will happen, as long as cities like Belmont take a stand against the powerful tobacco industry, which continues to encourage people to smoke and fights anti-tobacco efforts in the...
  • Council deluged with angry e-mail

    12/05/2006 6:50:57 AM PST · by Technoman · 22 replies · 856+ views
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 12-5-06 | Kelly Pakula
    Angered by a proposal to ban smoking in Belmont, furious e-mailers are bombarding Belmont Mayor Coralin Feierbach's inbox, comparing her to Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden. The authors of these e-mails are enraged by the city council's move to ban smoking in all public places and multi-unit dwellings. The proposal is currently in the hands of the city attorney, who will draft an ordinance that the council will be asked to approve, Councilman William Dickenson said. If the measure passes, residents will only be legally allowed to smoke inside detached, single-unit homes. The e-mails to Feierbach are littered with...
  • The Belmont Stakes-Sweetnorthernsaint to sit this out.

    06/01/2006 6:30:15 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 68 replies · 441+ views
    It seems that Bob and John and Sweetnorthernsaint have been circling one another all spring, but only once have their paths crossed, and neither had much to show for it. Both disappointed in the Kentucky Derby, but then Sweetnorthernsaint went on to the Preakness Stakes, while Bob and John returned to California to await the final leg of the Triple Crown, the June 10 Belmont Stakes. On Wednesday, they continued on divergent paths. Sweetnorthernsaint was officially removed from consideration for the Belmont, meaning no 3-year-old will compete in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year. Bob and John,...
  • The Belmont Stakes-Steppenwolfer Sizzles in Six-Furlong Breeze.

    06/03/2006 4:33:29 AM PDT · by gate2wire · 9 replies · 199+ views ^ | 6/2/2006 5:26:23 PM
    With heavy rain and a wet track expected over the next couple of days, trainer Danny Peitz sent Robert and Lawana Low's Steppenwolfer to the training track for a quick six-furlong breeze Friday morning in preparation for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 10. The Aptitude colt finished in a hot 1:10 1/5 with Heberto Castillo Jr. up, after going an opening half-mile in :47. Steppenwolfer's gallop-out times for seven furlongs and one mile were 1:23 3/5 and 1:37 3/5. The training track was labeled "good" after overnight rain. "If we get a lot of rain tonight and tomorrow,...
  • Rummy "lied"

    05/05/2006 11:07:16 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 73 replies · 2,361+ views
    Belmont Club | Friday, May 05, 2006 | Wretchard
    Friday, May 05, 2006 Rummy "lied" Andrew Sullivan says the man who heckled Rummy was Not some crazed lefty. The man who demanded that Rumsfeld answer the questions we all want to have answered turns out to be the man who gave former president George H. W. Bush his daily intelligence briefing. And he was right in the exchange; and Rummy was factually wrong. Yep: Rumsfeld lied. Quelle surprise. No not some crazed lefty. The man was Ray McGovern, who Sweetness and Light noticed was part of Daniel Ellsberg's Truth Telling Project. Here's the relevant blog entry from the Belmont...
  • Smarty Jones Now a Father (with wife Shoppingwithbetty - It's a girl!)

    01/12/2006 1:34:19 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 30 replies · 864+ views
    WKYT 25 ^ | January 10th, 2006 | WKYT 25
    Smarty Jones Now a Father Derby and Preakness winner Smarty Jones now has another title: father. Three Chimneys Farm, Smarty's home, announced Tuesday that Smarty's first foal was born shortly after midnight. The bay filly, whose mother is Shoppingwithbetty, was born at Stone Farm, just outside Paris . "She's popped around, jumped around," said Arthur Hancock, owner of Stone Farm. "She's a very nice foal, and the mother's crazy about her. She just looks like a little athlete." Shoppingwithbetty, owned by Hancock and Tom Tatham of Oak Cliff Stables, was due to foal Jan. 19. Her father was Danzig, who...
  • Belmont Stakes Time!!!!!!!!!

    06/11/2005 1:59:53 PM PDT · by Lemondropkid31 · 155 replies · 2,391+ views
    Television | June 11, 2005 | Lemondropkid31
    Hey anyone watching the race? Lets talk here. Moderator, if I screw this up, please erase it.
  • Belmont Club: Hearts and Minds: Battle on Syrian Border

    05/11/2005 8:27:01 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 10 replies · 859+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Wednesday, May 11, 2005 | wretched
    Wednesday, May 11, 2005 Hearts and MindsBill Roggio and Chester have come up with a refined map of what they believe to have happened in Operation Matador. Their map reflects their common scenario, whose general characteristics, although speculative, are probably correct based on the terrain. In general, they believe the Marines have swept west along both sides of the Euphrates river, along the axis of the river, with blocking positions in the east. The purpose of these deployments is to basically trap enemy forces between a hammer and an anvil, the hammer being the forces sweeping west and the anvil...
  • Belmont Club: Trading Punches

    01/10/2005 7:50:41 AM PST · by ckilmer · 3 replies · 457+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Monday, January 10, 2005 | Wrteched
    Belmont Club History and history in the making Monday, January 10, 2005 Trading Punches The terrorist campaign to derail elections scheduled for January 30 approach continues apace. Baghdad, Iraq Jan 10, 2005 -- The deputy police chief of Baghdad and his son, also a police officer, were shot dead Monday, and a suicide car bomb detonated inside a police station courtyard, killing at least four policemen, the latest violence ahead of the country's landmark election. Scores of police and regional government officials have been assassinated in recent months, part of the insurgents' campaign to try to instill fear ahead...
  • Belmont Club: Haifa Street

    12/23/2004 4:11:18 PM PST · by ckilmer · 3 replies · 414+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Thursday, December 23, 2004 | wretched
    Belmont Club History and history in the making Thursday, December 23, 2004 Haifa Street The execution of Iraqi election workers on Baghdad's Haifa street was probably not, properly speaking, a murder. It was a political act. There has been no suggestion that the killers of the electoral workers had any personal grudge against them. Probably any electoral workers would have done. While most killers seek to hide their faces and plan their attacks so no one can see them, these killers scorned masks and chose a busy street in Baghdad to carry out their work because they wanted to...
  • The Belmont Club: The Odds Against

    12/20/2004 7:47:02 PM PST · by ckilmer · 6 replies · 644+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | Monday, December 20, 2004 | Wretched
    Belmont Club History and history in the making Monday, December 20, 2004 The Odds Against An Associated Press article describes the execution of two Iraqi electoral officials by insurgents in a Baghdad street.  A series of pictures taken by an AP photographer show three pistol-wielding gunmen, who had earlier stopped a car carrying the election officials and dragged them into the middle of Haifa Street in the midst of morning traffic. ...In the dramatic photo sequence one of the captives is shown lying on his side on the pavement, while a second is on his knees nearby in the...
  • Belmont Club, The Wheel's Still in Spin

    12/15/2004 2:20:13 PM PST · by ckilmer · 9 replies · 573+ views
    belmont club ^ | December 15, 2004 | wretched
    Belmont Club History and history in the making Wednesday, December 15, 2004 The Wheel's Still in Spin Austin Bay, returned from Iraq begins with this provocative leader: Mark it on your calendar: Next month, the Arab Middle East will revolt. ... Put a circle around Jan. 9. That's the day Palestinians go to the polls to elect a president. ... Draw another circle around Jan. 30. That's Iraq's first election day. Underline the two weeks prior to Jan. 30. That will be a savage fortnight in which terror campaigns and political campaigns collide. Democratic candidates will be assassinated and...
  • Hell in a Very Small Place

    11/10/2004 10:49:51 AM PST · by ckilmer · 2 replies · 348+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Wednesday, November 10, 2004 | Wretched
    Belmont Club History and history in the making Wednesday, November 10, 2004 Hell in a Very Small Place The Bakersfield Californian reports that US forces have reached the major east-west highway that runs through Fallujah. U.S. Marines said American forces had taken control Wednesday of 70 percent of Fallujah in the third day of a major offensive to retake the insurgent stronghold. Major Francis Piccoli, of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said enemy fighters were bottled up in a strip of the city flanking the major east-west highway that splits Fallujah. Army and Marine units had pushed south to the...
  • None So Blind

    09/08/2004 9:03:17 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 16 replies · 502+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Wednesday, September 08, 2004 :1:45 PM Zulu | wretchard
    Wednesday, September 08, 2004 None So Blind There's a nightmare that recurs to some people where you fall into a dark pond where a ravenous beast is lurking; but friends are at hand. You call out for help and they turn, but with blank faces, and walk away. Roger Simon describes that feeling. When I first "came out" on this blog as an apostate from the liberal church, I heard a number of old friends and acquaintances whispering, sometimes in front of me and sometimes behind my back, "Poor Roger, he's scared. He got mugged by 9/11." Well, no. I...
  • Belmont Club: The Man Who Went to Sea

    08/25/2004 6:38:23 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 19 replies · 746+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | wretchard
    Wednesday, August 25, 2004 The Man Who Went to Sea The Time Magazine article Into the Heart of Najaf is entirely atmospheric. Let the prose speak for itself. "We are going to the shrine,” one said. “You can follow us." The boy who wanted to show us the way was not older than fourteen. ... We turned the corner, following the kids and found ourselves completely behind al Mahdi lines. The fighters hidden in the windows of a bombed out building recognized our guides and waved to us. Then the shooting started and we ran for cover. We heard the...
  • The Triple Crown, and Smarty Jones, can he do it?

    06/05/2004 12:46:12 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 28 replies · 424+ views ^ | June 5 2005 | Carlo3b
    The Triple Crown, and Smarty Jones, can he do it?Move over Seabiscuit, we have Smarty Jones to keep us on the edge of our seats..Saturday June 5, Smarty Jones could become only the second horse in history to have a shot at being an undefeated Triple Crown winner behind the fabulous Seattle Slew. Even the threat of rain can't dampen the excitement of the Belmont Stakes, as Smarty Jones goes for the whole enchilada, the coveted Triple Crown. The Triple Crown is comprised of three annual horse races: the Kentucky Derby (held on the first Saturday in May), the Preakness...
  • The Pilgrim's Progress (Belmont Club)

    05/24/2004 4:44:48 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 11 replies · 141+ views
    Belmont Club ^ | Monday, May 24, 2004 | Wretchard
    Monday, May 24, 2004  The Pilgrim's Progress The story of the 143 MP battalion starts with a prologue -- Operation Iraqi Freedom -- and their war begins around the time that President Bush declared major combat operations over, once the MPs began encountering the chaos, betrayal and dysfunction of Iraq in all its manifestations. The ambiguities asserted themselves from the start. From 100 yards away, narrow streams of red slashed through the night, lighting up the two National Guard Humvees. ... The order to shoot ignited Hayes. As if slipping into a real-life video game, he let his turret-mounted machine...
  • Cloning Could Make Champion Gelding a Dad

    06/06/2003 2:15:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 4 replies · 171+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Fri, Jun 06, 2003 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    There's a not so funny side to the thoroughbred who could win The Triple Crown. AP Photo Unlike Secretariat and other superstar sires, Funny Cide is a gelding. That means he can't reproduce, costing his owners millions of dollars in stud fees and ending a champion's lineage. But a scientist who recent helped clone a racing mule believes Funny Cide could probably buck the odds right now. "I feel quite confident that technically it can be done. It will be a natural extension now that we've cloned the mule," said Dirk Vanderwall, assistant professor in the Department of Animal and...
  • 134th Belmont Stakes-Saudi Owner May Donate $5 Million check to Twin Towers Fund

    06/08/2002 2:38:40 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 22 replies · 217+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 8, 2002 | Bob Costas
    Do we want his money after Rudy already said he didn't want the other 10 million before.Not sure if Rudy or Hillary will be on the podium for the presentation.
  • THE GUILD 6-8-02- A Triple Crown Saturday? And Lauren Bush Going to the Ivy League..

    06/07/2002 6:29:13 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 154 replies · 474+ views
    The Ladies Investigative Guild ^ | June 8, 2002 | Open to all