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Do you believe in superstitions? How a misspelling could bring luck.....

Yikes..... I saw the Belmont race with Smarty Jones on Video..... And not that there's any correlation with the Jones and the Chrome, but..... They were and are both "the people's horse"....Smarty came in second in the Belmont Stakes race because, I think the jockey started him way to early on his stretch run.....JMHO, and Smarty just ran out of gas...... I hope California Chrome waits until a shorter stretch run to make his powerful move......he's got to win this next race..the Belmont. Everyone loves a triple crown winner. Oh...mad about that superstition title here? Read what I posted here :


And sorry I got off on another topic.

Dan Kilkenny to run for Wisconsin's 11th state Senate District

anyone know about him outside of what's written here?? This is my favorite draft beer....Kilkenny, and it's the birth place of some of my relatives in Ireland.

Today, lifelong Walworth County resident Dan Kilkenny announced his candidacy for Wisconsin’s 11th State Senate District. He seeks to restore political checks and balance to Wisconsin.

“I am proud to announce my candidacy for Wisconsin’s 11th State Senate District,” said Dan Kilkenny. “I love my community, and I’m excited to go to Madison to restore checks and balance to our government and introduce the common sense solutions that the people of the 11th State Senate District need. It’s time we put a stop to partisan bickering. I will represent all residents of south central Wisconsin in Madison.”

Dan knows that Wisconsin needs solutions, and that principles are more important than party loyalty. Dan knows that partisan fighting and the infusion of out-of-state campaign cash have diminished our constitutional right to a representative Democracy. It is time to bring checks and balance back to Madison. No party should have complete control of our government.

Dan will support Wisconsin’s common values of family, fairness, and freedom. Dan believes that everyone should have the right and opportunity to achieve the American Dream. He will oppose the special interests that harm hardworking families and citizens.

Dan has always been very active in his community. He currently serves as an elected Supervisor on the Walworth County Board and the Town Board of Darien. After receiving his law degree from University of Wisconsin in 1982, Dan returned to Delavan to open his own small business. As a small business owner and lifelong community member, Dan understands what it takes to create jobs that bolster Wisconsin communities. Dan was married for thirty years to his wife Debbie, who passed away in 2010. He has an adult son, Nicholas.


Brees speaks out against Louisiana workers’ compensation bill

Drew Brees will not support the Saints’ efforts to pass a bill that the NFL Players Association says will limit the amount of workers’ compensation benefits the state’s professional athletes can collect, Ramon Antonio Vargas of the Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

“Don’t get involved in politics often but Fighting 4 my teammates & LA workers,” Brees said Tuesday on Twitter. Referring to the name of the proposed measure, Brees added, “Say NO to Bill 1069” and linked to an information sheet on the legislation from the NFLPA.

Passed in the Louisiana House of Representatives last week and headed to the Senate for consideration, the bill seeks to calculate workers’ compensation wage-loss benefits for hurt professional athletes on earnings up to the point of an injury — and not for earnings that would have been made if not for an injury. The language is based on rulings from a state circuit court of appeal in Jefferson Parish.


EMILY's List says defeating Scott Walker a top priority

Defeating Republican Gov. Scott Walker and electing Democrat Mary Burke will be a top priority for the pro-abortion rights group EMILY’s List, its spokeswoman Marcy Stech said Tuesday.

Stech would not say how much the well-funded Washington-based group, which backs female candidates who support abortion rights, plans to spend on the race. EMILY’s List and its partners were major players in Wisconsin’s 2012 Senate race, spending nearly $5 million to help elect Tammy Baldwin over Republican Tommy Thompson.

Outside spending in this year’s governor’s race is expected to be significant, especially given Walker’s rising national prominence and possible 2016 presidential run. Walker, who was in New York City on Tuesday for a Republican National Committee fundraiser, has also proven himself capable of luring huge donations and support nationwide.

Total spending in Walker’s first run for governor broke $36 million, the highest ever for a governor’s race. That record was shattered in 2012 when Walker was forced to stand for a recall election following passage of a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public workers. Spending during the recall hit $81 million. Normal campaign finance limits did not apply during much of that race due to rules governing recall elections.

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, which tracks spending on elections in the state, has estimated this year’s governor’s race between Burke and Walker could top $40 million.


Watch Jon Stewart Tell Off Rush Limbaugh: #F*@KYOURUSH

Anyone see this?? I've got it taped.....

Jon Stewart set Twitter on fire Monday night and into Tuesday morning with a message for Rush Limbaugh: #F*@KYOURUSH.

Stewart featured a report on the Boko Haram terrorists holding more than 200 schoolgirls hostage in Nigeria, and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on Twitter in support of efforts to save them.

But on his radio show, the conservative host ripped the effort, even calling a photo of First Lady Michelle Obama with a #BringBackOurGirls sign "pathetic."

And that prompted Stewart into an epic takedown of Limbaugh.

"You know what Rush, you're right," Stewart said. "Sometimes the world has to choose sides."

Showing a photo of Malala Yousufzai with a #BringBackOurGirls sign and one of Rush, he gave viewers a chance to choose sides.

"So that's our choice: Malala or Rush -- the quivering rage heap who is apparently desperately trying to extinguish any remaining molecule of humanity that might still reside in the Chernobyl-esque superfund cleanup site that was his soul," said Stewart. "Who should we choose? Well I don't know, why don't we tweet our votes to hashtag #F*@KYOURUSH."


Tom Brady is now the second-best looking quarterback for the New England Patriots

http://www.outsports.com/2014/5/9/5701770/tom-brady-jimmy-gaoppolo-nfl-draft-new-england-patriots Oh my, that Jimmy is a good looking guy. Whew.....

Companies: Obamacare is hurting our profit!

It's always something isn't it.....

Companies find all sorts of excuses during earnings season for disappointments, with the weather being an all-time favorite. But some companies are finding a new scapegoat: Obamacare.

Thirty companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500, including United Parcel Service, General Electric and retailer Dollar General, have mentioned the Affordable Care Act during their conference calls since March 1 and all through the first-quarter earnings season, says John Butters, analyst at financial data research firm FactSet.

Exactly half the companies that mentioned the Act are in the healthcare industry, where there’s a direct interaction with the new law. But in the other half, companies ranging from many industries discussed the fallout of the Affordable Care Act on their business.

Most of the companies talking about the law did so negatively, pointing out how it either hurts demand for their business or causes costs to increase. Consider a few examples:

* General Electric. The diversified manufacturer blamed the Affordable Care Act for the “soft” performance of its healthcare unit. GE said hospitals and clinics were delaying equipment purchases due to the law. General Electric reported first-quarter revenue of $34.2 billion, just shy of the $34.4 billion expected by analysts, says S&P Capital IQ. GE’s quarterly adjusted profit of 33 cents a share, though, beat Wall Street forecasts by 3%, says S&P Capital IQ.

* UPS. The shipping company cited changes in the healthcare laws, namely the Affordable Care Act, for driving up health-care costs for employees. To respond to the rising costs, UPS is moving its employees to a defined contribution health care plan, a change that will result in the company eventually booking a large one-time charge. UPS reported a quarterly profit of 98 cents a share, missing Wall Street forecasts by 9%, says S&P Capital IQ.


The American Petroleum Institute has been hammering me on calling Al Franken

to make him vote for the Keystone Pipeline..... I have the Decorah Eagles web can on all the time I'm on the internets, and periodically it will have advertisements...and this API has been airing non stop since I've been on. D*mn.

Sheena Easton.....For Your Eyes Only.....007 theme song.....

one of the best....

Watching some very old videos.....and this IS one of the best of them.....

................. JMHO.
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