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  • Churchill Downs Pick 5 odds, predictions: Handicapping champion reveals May 16 horse racing best bets

    05/16/2020 9:20:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    See BS Sports ^ | 5/16/20
    Horse racing continues to take place daily during the coronavirus pandemic, and on Saturday Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., opens for the first time in 2020 with a loaded 11-race card. Only two of the 11 races will have smaller than a full 12-horse field. In Race 11, the Mark Casse-trained Fly So Pretty makes her first start of the year and goes for her third career win in five starts when she leaves the starting gate in an allowance race. She has been installed as the 7-2 favorite in the 5½-furlong turf sprint. The race is the final leg...
  • Winston Churchill's Affair

    05/14/2020 5:48:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 14, 2020 | Michael Curtis
    At this moment of having commemorated the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, and when countries are engaging in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19, the world remembers the struggle against the earlier terrifying enemy, Nazi Germany, and the rhetoric and actions of Western political leaders in fighting that enemy. Brilliant oratory and eloquence reached their height in the speech made by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons on June 4, 1940, after the "victory of Dunkirk," when 338,000 British troops were rescued from France, that informed...
  • FREE Churchill Downs Past Performances

    05/13/2020 5:19:33 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 5 replies
    I'm just a horse racing fan, and I post this for others like me. I have no connection with either Churchill Downs or Brisnet. Past Performances for the entire meet are available via the link. ML/NJ
  • Churchill Downs Announces Road to the Kentucky Derby Extension (track reopens Saturday)

    05/13/2020 1:57:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Kentucky Derby ^ | 5/12/20 | Darren Rogers
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) - Churchill Downs Racetrack today released a preliminary list of races that could be used for the extension of the “Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve,” pending agreeable race placement by the host tracks. Additionally, the first race in the extended series, the $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade III) on May 23 at Churchill Downs, will have Top 4 points raised from the previously announced 10-4-2-1 to 50-20-10-5. “Based on measured interest from horsemen and limited racing opportunities for 3-year-olds across the country, the Matt Winn at the home of the Kentucky...
  • What Good is a Constitution? - Winston Churchill

    05/09/2020 1:04:55 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Constitution Reader ^ | Aug 22, 1936 | Winston Churchill
    The word 'civilization' means not only peace by the non-regimentation of the people, such as is required in war. Civilization means that officials and authorities, whether uniformed or not, whether armed or not, are made to realize that they are servants and not masters. Socialism or overweening State life, whether in peace or war, is only sharing miseries and not blessings. Every self-respecting citizen in every country must be on his guard lest the rulers demand of him in time of peace sacrifices only tolerable in a period of war... Once the rulers of a country can create a war...
  • Unearthed Essay on Alien Life Reveals Churchill the Scientist

    02/15/2017 6:33:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 16 Feb 2017
    A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill shows Britain's wartime leader was uncannily prescient about the possibility of alien life on planets orbiting stars other than the Sun. The 11-page article was drafted on the eve of World War Two in 1939 and updated in the 1950s, decades before astronomers discovered the first extrasolar planets in the 1990s. Yet Churchill pinpointed issues dominating today's debate about extraterrestrial life, proving that the former prime minister "reasoned like a scientist", according to an analysis of his work published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.
  • Sir Winston Churchill - Funeral (I Vow To Thee) - The Nation's Farewell

    01/30/2020 8:20:32 AM PST · by Governor Dinwiddie · 77 replies
    Pathe ^ | January 30, 1965 | Sir Winston Churchill
    55 years ago today was Sir Winston's funeral. He was the greatest leader of the 20th Century. He stood alone against Hitlerism. He saved the free world alone, holding out for months until other allies joined the struggle. Note the honor guard keeping watch over his casket, their chins tucked deep into their chests, their eyes sorrowful and downcast. Sir Winston was a commoner. He was half American. Note the marching sailors escorting his casket from Westminster to Saint Paul's That was never allowed for the funeral of a commoner. This was the first state funeral for a commoner in...
  • Solid gold toilet stolen from Winston Churchill’s birthplace

    09/14/2019 6:40:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 14, 2019
    Thieves have stolen a solid gold toilet worth up to £1 million ($1.25 million) from the birthplace of British wartime leader Winston Churchill. The toilet, the work of Italian conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan, had been installed only two days earlier at Blenheim Palace, west of London, after previously being shown at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Police said the toilet was taken early Saturday by thieves who used at least two vehicles. …
  • Miracle of Dunkirk & Sir Winston Churchill: his views on National Socialism & Sharia Islam

    07/31/2019 12:38:33 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 18, 2019 | Bill Federer
    Winston Churchill became Prime Minister of Britain on May 10, 1940. World War II would rage another year and a half before the entrance of Unite States. The situation in Europe was desperate, as two massive Nazi armies were driving back British, French, Dutch, Polish and Belgian troops to the English Channel, bottling them up in the port of Dunkirk. The Belgian army surrendered. If the British forces were destroyed, Britain would be forced to negotiate a surrender. For reasons still debated, Hitler approved an order on May 24 to halt for three days the advance of 800,000 Nazi troop,...
  • Sun sets on greatest alliance

    06/16/2019 6:55:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 68 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, June 13, 2019 | Bhopinder Singh
    The 'special relationship' between the UK and the US is elusive. Trump's visit to Britain nailed the optics of an empire that was wilting under the weight of an 'unequal' relation Romance and nostalgia surrounding the grandeur of the British empire in the 19th and 20th century is predicated on "the empire on which the sun never sets." This pomposity was extended to include emerging America in the mid-19th century to posit the Anglophone domain, as noted by Alexander Campbell in 1852, "To Britain and America, god has granted the possession of the new world; and because the sun never...
  • The War On Churchill

    02/15/2019 3:11:05 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/15/19 | ScotchOikos
    The character and legacy of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill is once again under assault by the radical left. Why are they going after him? What about other beloved “heroes” from history? Should our civilization even have founding heroes and myths?
  • Even Astronauts Fear the Left

    11/20/2018 6:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    There are many reasons I pity today's younger generation of Americans. Among them are: --The unconscionable debt we are leaving them. --The obliteration of male and female as separate and distinct categories -- and the sexual confusion that is left in its wake. --The emasculation of men and the de-feminization of women. --The undermining of the value of marriage. --The lack of God and religion in their lives -- and the consequent search for meaning in the wrong places. --The receiving of indoctrination, rather than education, in most schools from elementary through graduate. --The inability to celebrate being American. Tragically...
  • All Your Thoughts Are Belong To Us…

    10/11/2018 5:35:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-11-18 | MOTUS
    From The Huffington Post’s twitter feed – a portal that directs straight to hell. It’s too bad that “what justice means” in the the world they want to live in is more informed by Marx, Nazi Germany and Orwell’s 1984 than by the U.S. Constitution.So YOU sit down and shut up while they go about shaping the world they want you to live in, dictated by THEIR idea of justice – which apparently now includes being guilty until proven innocent. And it will not include any images (or words) that are contrary to their view of the world. The...
  • Piers Morgan slams professor calling Winston Churchill a racist (tr)

    10/09/2018 1:38:25 PM PDT · by DFG · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/09/2018 | Alexander Robertson
    A professor has claimed that Sir Winston Churchill was a 'clear racist' in a heated debate in which Piers Morgan asked him: 'Why do you live in a country that you loathe?' Kehinde Andrews clashed with Good Morning Britain presenter Piers as he claimed that Britain was 'built on racism' and that 'everyone involved in it probably has a really racist past'. The academic, a professor of black studies at Birmingham City University, also compared Britain's war-time Prime Minister to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for his treatment of Indians when the country endured a famine in 1943. Mr Andrews's views...
  • Stop Apologizing for Our History

    10/09/2018 6:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/09/2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Today’s ill-informed critics of Churchill would be speaking German if he had not led the fight against Hitler. This week, former astronaut Scott Kelly got himself into hot water with the political Left. How? In an attempt to lament the Republican celebration over the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Kelly tweeted, “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over.”This tweet was a problem. Not because it was too conciliatory toward Republicans. Because it quoted Winston Churchill.Indeed, Kelly soon apologized to his left-leaning fan base,...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly Apologizes For Quoting Winston Churchill

    10/09/2018 12:57:45 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2018
    Former NASA astronaut and Navy veteran Scott Kelly apologized Sunday after facing backlash for a tweet praising Winston Churchill. “One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Sir Winston Churchill said, ‘in victory, magnanimity.’ I guess those days are over,” Mr. Kelly, a veteran of four space flights, tweeted to his 5.76 million followers Sunday afternoon. Seven hours later, Mr. Kelly apologized for the quote, saying he would work on educating himself on Churchill’s purported misdeeds. "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes for praising Winston Churchill. What For?

    10/08/2018 8:58:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/08/2018 | Rick Moran
    Scott Kelly is a NASA astronaut.  That says a lot about him right there.  To be selected as an astronaut, you must be the best of the best – smart, fearless, and psychologically sound. So why does Kelly sound like an idiot here? Washington Examiner: Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill.  My apologies.  I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I...
  • Astronaut Scott Kelly apologizes after quoting, praising Winston Churchill

    10/07/2018 7:00:17 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 172 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Scott Kelly, a retired American astronaut with multiple space flights under his belt, apologized Sunday after quoting Winston Churchill and calling the 20th century British prime minister "one of the greatest leaders of modern times." "Did not mean to offend by quoting Churchill. My apologies. I will go and educate myself further on his atrocities, racist views which I do not support. My point was we need to come together as one nation. We are all Americans. That should transcend partisan politics," Kelly wrote on Twitter in the evening.
  • Texas governor mocked for posting quote attributed to Winston Churchill (Mind your memes)

    08/07/2018 8:22:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/07/18 | Justin Wise
    Some journalists on Tuesday fact-checked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) after he posted a tweet that cites a fake quote from former United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill. "Some insights are timeless," Abbott tweeted, referencing a picture that quotes Churchill saying, "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists." There is no proof that Churchill ever made such a comment. Responding to the quote, The Atlantic's David Frum joked that a phrase often used by President Trump could also be attributed to the nation's first president: "In the deathless words of George Washington, 'Collusion is not a crime.'" "'The...
  • Many Russians No Longer Hold Stalin Liable for WWII Deaths

    06/26/2018 8:14:14 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 60 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | June 2018
    The Kremlin has in recent years advanced a narrative that Russia must not be ashamed of its Soviet past. President Vladimir Putin has used his nearly two decades in power to talk up achievements during World War II as a rallying cry to unite the nation. In recent years, there have been efforts in Russia to transform Stalin’s image from that of a bloody dictator to a ‘great personality.’ A poll by the independent Levada Center found only 9 percent of Russians blamed Stalin’s leadership for the war casualties, according to a survey published Wednesday. That is a a rapidly...