Mr. John Steinbeck described the Kentucky Derby as “the most beautiful and violent and satisfying thing” he had ever experienced.~

The precocious Miss, Untapable, ridden by another precocious Miss, la rockette jockette, Anna Rosie Napravnik.
~~
People have their opinions: horses have the facts.
 
~~
Back home, in England, we say:
~~
Blood will out.
~~
UNTAPABLE  (USA) b. F, 2011 {8-d} DP = 4-5-8-1-0 (18) DI = 2.60   CD = 0.67 – 6 Starts, 4 Wins, 0 Places, 1 Shows Career Earnings: $548,125  
        Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
    Breeder: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
State Bred: KY
  Winnings: 6 Starts: 4 – 0 – 1, $548,125At 2: Won Pocahontas S. (G2,CD,8½f); 3rd Hollywood Starlet S. (G1,Hol,8½f)
At 3: Won Fair Grounds Oaks (G2,FG,8½f), Rachel Alexandra S. (G3,FG,8½f)Foaled February 13, 2011.Updated 29Mar14(CLOSE)
TAPIT (USA)
gr. 2001
PULPIT (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
LASSIE DEAR (USA) b. 1974 *
PREACH (USA)
b. 1989
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
NARRATE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1980
HONEST PLEASURE (USA) dkb/br. 1973
STATE (USA) b. 1974
TAP YOUR HEELS (USA)
gr/r. 1996
UNBRIDLED (USA)
b. 1987 [BI]
FAPPIANO (USA)
b. 1977 [IC]
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)   b. 1970 [BC]
KILLALOE (USA) b. 1970
GANA FACIL (USA)
ch. 1981
LE FABULEUX (FR) ch. 1961 [P]
CHAREDI (USA) dkb/br. 1976
RUBY SLIPPERS (USA)*
gr. 1982
NIJINSKY (CAN)
b. 1967 [CS]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
FLAMING PAGE (CAN) b. 1959 *
MOON GLITTER (USA)*
gr. 1972
IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
FOGGY NOTE (USA) gr. 1965 *
FUN HOUSE (USA)
b. 1999
PRIZED (USA)
b. 1986
KRIS S (USA)
dkb/br. 1977
ROBERTO (USA)
b. 1969 [C]
HAIL TO REASON (USA) br. 1958 [C]
BRAMALEA (USA) b. 1959 *
SHARP QUEEN (USA)
b. 1965
PRINCEQUILLO (IRE) b. 1940 [IS]
BRIDGEWORK (USA) dkb/br. 1955
MY TURBULENT MISS (USA)
b. 1976
MY DAD GEORGE (USA)
b. 1967
DARK STAR (USA) blk/br. 1950
MABEKKY (USA) b. 1951
TURBULENT MISS (USA)
dkb/br. 1969
PETARE (ARG) b. 1951
BEHAVING DEBY (USA) blk. 1961
BISTRA (USA)
b. 1986
CLASSIC GO GO (USA)
b. 1978
PAGO PAGO (AUS)
b. 1960
MATRICE (AUS) ch. 1951
POMPILIA (AUS) b. 1951
CLASSIC PERFECTION (USA)
dkb/br. 1972
NEVER BEND (USA) br. 1960 [BI]
MIRA FEMME (USA) b. 1964 *
CAROLS CHRISTMAS (USA)*
dkb/br. 1977
WHITESBURG (USA)
ch. 1969
CRIMSON SATAN (USA) ch. 1959
MIRABIO (FR) b. 1960
LIGHT VERSE (USA)
b. 1970
REVERSE (USA) b. 1962
BRIGHTON VIEW (USA) ch. 1962 *
 
Gentlemen:
~~
First things first:
~~
Ladies go…first.
~~~
The ladies have their own Derby, called the Kentucky Oaks, on Friday, 2 May, 2014.
~~
Girls can compete in the Derby but the race is traditionally considered to be a showcase for future stallion prospects:
~~
That is one of the prime reasons why Derby exists:
~~
With an eye towards future baby horses in the unending cycle of life of the race horse:
~~
Birth, racing, breeding, death and re-birth, through the generations on generations, inherited.
~~
That is at least, for the traditionalists among us:
~~
I am so sad to say that many other race goers view our wonderful enterprise as an arithmetical exercise involving numbers on a page.
~~
Attention, mes amis:
~~
Horse racing is about BEAUTY,
~~
Beauty in the flesh.  Beauty on the hoof.  Beauty in motion.
~~
Horse racing has nothing to do with:
~~
Numbers on a page.
~~
At least for the traditionalists among us.
~~
If a girl competes in Derby, she gets 5 pound off and leaves with 121 pound instead of the flat 126 pound carried by boy horses in the Derby.
~~
Three girl horses have won the Kentucky Derby:
~~
Regret, Genuine Risk and Winning Colors:
~~
The latter two, in our lifetimes.
~~
This year, take a second trust, rob banks, sell narcotics, sell your daughters and nieces into the white slave trades and bet it ALL on:
Untapable Rachel Alexandra 615 X 400
Untapable.
~~
To win the Kentucky Oaks, May 2, 2014.
Untapable will be ridden by the ebullient, unflappable, Miss Anna Rosie Napravnik, and, between them, they will go gangbusters and make:
~~
YOU…
Money, hunney.
~~
It won’t be much money, just a little happy meal, to get you ready for the big dance on Saturday in the:
~~
Kentucky Derby, in which race, we see these factors now dawning:
~~
And, so we go now, on to the boys of Saturday afternoon, 3 May, 2014 and their date with the ROSES…

CALIFORNIA CHROME   (USA) ch. C, 2011 {A4} DP = 7-5-10-0-0 (22) DI = 3.40   CD = 0.86 – 10 Starts, 6 Wins, 1 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $1,134,850  
        Owner: Martin Perry & Steve Coburn
    Breeder: Martin Perry & Steve Coburn
State Bred: CA
  Winnings: 10 Starts: 6 – 1 – 0, $1,134,850At 2:
Won Graduation S. (DMR,5.5f), King Glorious S. (BHP,7f)At 3:
Won Santa Anita Derby (G1,SA,9f), San Felipe S. (G2,SA,8.5f), California Cup Derby (SA,8.5f)Foaled Feb 18, 2011. 
Trainer: Art Sherman 
The last horse to win a stakes race at Betfair Hollywood Park, winning the King Glorious S. on December 22, 2013.updated 5Apr2014

(CLOSE)

LUCKY PULPIT (USA)
ch. 2001
PULPIT (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
LASSIE DEAR (USA) b. 1974 *
PREACH (USA)
b. 1989
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
NARRATE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1980
HONEST PLEASURE (USA) dkb/br. 1973
STATE (USA) b. 1974
LUCKY SOPH (USA)
b. 1992
COZZENE (USA)
gr. 1980
CARO (IRE)
gr. 1967 [IC]
FORTINO (FR) gr. 1959
CHAMBORD (GB) ch. 1955
RIDE THE TRAILS (USA)
b. 1971
PRINCE JOHN (USA) ch. 1953 [C]
WILDWOOK (USA) b. 1965
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
b. 1971
LUCKY MEL (USA)
ch. 1954
OLYMPIA (USA) b. 1946 [B]
ROYAL MINK (GB) ch. 1948
INCANTATION (USA)
dkb/br. 1965
PRINCE BLESSED (USA) b. 1957
MAGIC SPELL (USA) b. 1954
LOVE THE CHASE (USA)
ch. 2006
NOT FOR LOVE (USA)
b. 1990
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA) gr. 1950 [IC]
RAISE YOU (USA) ch. 1946 *
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA) b. 1952 [IC]
SEQUENCE (USA) b. 1946
DANCE NUMBER (USA)
b. 1979
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
  NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
NUMBERED ACCOUNT (USA)*
b. 1969
  BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
CHASE IT DOWN (USA)
ch. 1997
POLISH NUMBERS (USA)
b. 1987
DANZIG (USA)
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
PAS DE NOM (USA) br. 1968
NUMBERED ACCOUNT (USA)*
b. 1969
  BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
CHASE THE DREAM (USA)
b. 1984
SIR IVOR (USA)
b. 1965 [IC]
SIR GAYLORD (USA) b. 1959 [IC]
ATTICA (USA) ch. 1953 *
LA BELLE FLEUR (USA)
b. 1977
VAGUELY NOBLE (IRE) b. 1965 [CP]
PRINCESS RIBOT (USA) b. 1964

 

California Chrome will win the 2014 Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 3, 2014, but for:
 
 
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An endorsement from Andrew Beyer.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew Beyer alone can stop California Chrome from winning the roses May 3, 2014.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Be cautioned:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew can, and often has, proven, a very powerful impediment to a horse with rose-colored blinkers on.
 
 
~~
 
 
You know our Andrew, nice Jewish boy Andrew, who, by very odd legerdemain, inherited the, abruptly vanished, Gentlemanly Jewish boy, Gerald Strine’s, newspaper column in the Washington Post.
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew is the quintessential Washington boy:
 
 
~~
 
 
Hired and paid, rather well we understand, to do something, the particularities of which:
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew knows nothing about at all.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Think of him as a contemporary politician.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew broke into racing;
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Can that possibly be the correct phrase to describe what happened?
 
 
~~
 
 
By writing a book called “Picking winners,” which is, at a minimum, comedic, as:
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Our Andrew can neither write, nor pick winners.
 
~~
 
 
Again, the quintessential Washington man.
 
 
~~
 
 
As point of reference, our Andrew bet against Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid, to cover the high points of the 1970s alone.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
To our best recollection, our Andrew has, never, ever, bet on a winning Derby horse that he has endorsed in his little newspaper column.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
EVER.
 
 
~~
 
 
In his book, Andrew makes the classic, and sad mistake, of attempting to reduce our dazzling enterprise called racing to:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
An arithmetic exercise.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
How dismal, Andrew!!
 
 
~~
 
 
Racing is about, beauty, power, blood lines and luck, and never about arithmetic.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Of course Andrew is a Washington man and of course, his little arithmetic equations are now adopted, you guessed it, wholesale, as Scripture, into the lexicon and newspapers of the racing business, in which horses are assigned this mind-numbing calculation:
 
 
~~
 
 
A Beyer Speed Figure!!
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
A number that, by justice, ought to eliminate the highest Beyer number from any and all consideration.
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Selecting winning horses, as with many other enterprises, is a process of elimination:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Hence:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
The Kentucky Derby is affirmation for one horse, brought on by the elimination of the other horses in the race.
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
That’s it:
 
 
~~
 
 
That’s all there is to it all.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
As we know in the clubhouse far better here than do most, that, as government ought not be run as a business, as government is not and has never been intended to be a business but rather a necessary evil, arithmetic has no place in racing which is about:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Beauty.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Today we were to the doctor, lovely girl, Polish, and of course, Catholic, who grew up in Warsaw under the Communists, who said to us:
 
 
~~
 
 
 
“John Begg, everybody knows that Herrenfrau Clinton will win the Presidency in 2016.”
 
 
~~
 
 
We are old softies here, in our clubhouse, for pretty girls, so, we didn’t laugh, we simply said:
 
 
~~
 
 
“OH!!
 
 
~~
 
 
Doctor dearest, we’ve heard that tune, it was popular when you were a young girl in Poland in 2006 and 2007.
 
 
~~
 
The tune was released back then as:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
“The Inevitability of Hillary 2008.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
The tune had a catchy toe tap to it, but the story line, somehow just didn’t work out.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
So sorry, love.”
 
 
 
~~
 
 
As with our Andrew’s ham handed attempts to reduce the beauty of our sparkling sport of racing to arithmetic, there are many in this, not pretty city, who would reduce politics to number counts and arithmetic as well, unaware that:
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Politics is most appropriately about having startlingly good ideas and about making direct appeals to:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Raw emotion.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Yes, we said:
 
 
~~
 
 
Appeals to raw EMOTION.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Shortly, you, my dears will have our Andrew’s note about the Inevitability of his Derby winner for 2014.
 
 
~~
 
Then, we will all know for certain, as, if our Andrew picks California Chrome, the horse will be either struck in the head by lightning just after leaving starter’s gate, or drop poor Victor Espinoza, a really deserving lad, over the fence on Clubhouse Turn, or snap one, or both, forelegs, or, run a good, solid 19th all the way round.
 California Chrome win circle 615 X 400
 
 
California Chrome has done his best.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
There is simply no reason not to bet on California Chrome.
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
But to say that:
 
~~
 
 
His fate is up to you:
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew!!
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Should Andrew Beyer plant the kiss of death on California Chrome, or even mention him in a laudatory manner, bet on this horse:
 
~~
Intense Holiday

 
Should Andrew Beyer plant the kiss of death on both California Chrome and Intense Holiday, bet on this horse:
 
~~
 
DANZA

April 12, 2014: #1 Danza with jockey Joe Bravo aboard celebrating after crossing the finish line during the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, AR. Justin Manning/ESW/CSM

Should Andrew Beyer make laudatory mention of California Chrome, Intense Holiday or DANZA, bet on this horse:
~~
Ride On Curlin
 

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YOUNG JOHN DANIEL BEGG’S

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“MAGNIFICENT IMPOSSIBILITY”

 

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Posted on 1st  May, 2014, Thursday by  under Society
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That Magnificent Impossibility:

~~

Here, achieved!!

~~

My dears, when I was young, long, long, years now, I had but 2 ambitions:

~~

To be a great writer and an even better race rider.

~~

Few get to live their dreams.

~~

Most of us are relegated to watching, in grief and some sadness, as others realize our dreams for us.

~~

Before the savage combat, the Derby is led off, at parade to the post, by a song that, if it does not bring a tear to the eye, is evidence prima facie of one’s having no heart or emotion of any kind.

~~

Attend, please:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHhTeD5mcA

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“My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics

~~

State Song of Kentucky – Contemporary lyrics (1986)
Originally by Stephen Foster
~~
 
 
 
The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky Home,
‘Tis summer, the people are gay;
The corn-top’s ripe and the meadow’s in the bloom
While the birds make music all the day.
~~
 
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy and bright;
By ‘n’ by hard times comes a knocking at the door,
Then My Old Kentucky Home, good night!
~~
 
 
Chorus
~~
 
 
Weep no more my lady
Oh!! weep no more today;
We will sing one song
For My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away.
 
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Blood on the turf~~blood on the saddle~~

~~

Be it running in tumult and sweet triumph:

~~

In fully extended  motion.

~~

Or spilt and shattered in painful passion:

~~

Is royal, noble, pure, blue blood come Derby Day.

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The great John Steinbeck described the Kentucky Derby as “one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things” he had ever experienced.

~~

The Kentucky Derby, run first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs beneath the Twin Spires, is:

~~

What the irrepressible horseman and social gadabout John Daniel Begg long ago christened:

~~

That Magnificent Impossibility.”

~~

This year, That Magnificent Impossibility, looms May 3, 2014.

~~

The Kentucky Derby is, beyond reasoned argument, the most enchanting of all social and sporting events in the American calendar.

~~

It is over in 2 minutes.

~~

The Derby  is colorful, dramatic, thrilling, awe-inspiring and absolutely impossible to suss out.

~~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_ZbX60Oa4

~~

The horses who compete in the Derby are babies.

~~

The race is limited to 3 year olds:

~~

But many are not even full that tender age.

~~

All thoroughbreds have their birthday on January 1st, so, conceivably, a horse could be one minute old in real life and yet a full year old the next minute.

~~

Conversely, one would like one’s horse born as early on New Year’s Day as possible.

~~

Just a minute past the champagne.

~~

Both outcomes are unlikely as the foaling cycle is in Spring.

 

~~

But just when in Spring is important.

~~

One will have a “young three” or an “old three,” dependent upon one’s luck.

~~

The difference of a few months is terribly important as the horses running in Derby are well off of being fully mature.

~~

An age reached at full 4 years.

~~

And many are just coming into themselves:

~~

While others developed very young, already made their flash in the pan, and are already past their prime periods.

~~

They peaked too soon.

~~

By Derby Day they are what we call “jaded.”

~~

Over raced.

~~

Off peak.

~~

Worn, frayed and tired.

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As with everything else of consequence with the Americans, The  Derby:

~~

Child of the English:

~~

Dar~~BY

~~

~~

Called after Lord Dar~~BY

~~

Well before we were born a nation, is imitative of the English version of things.

~~

Here, Her Majesty appears keen of intent on taking her flyers at Epson with quite a good deal of seriousness.

~~

Bravo, Mam!!

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Lamentably, things here seem to have come a cropper for Queen, as she appears very much vexed by the outcome of a race in which she had taken, a quite serious, flyer.

~~

So sorry, Mam.

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Called, appropriately, The Sport of Kings, horse racing in America, and for that matter in England, is nevertheless  dominated on the one end by very poor men with holes in their soles, who support the business on the gray days of winter and on through the year.  At the high-end, by the silk hat crowd, who, in America and England, come out for the big dances–most notably:

~~

The senior prom.

~~

The big dance.

~~

The one that counts.

~~

The Kentucky Derby here and The Epson Dar~BY over the waters..

~~

On first Saturday, May, deep within the American middle orders, men of modest ambition and riches, and yet, far, far, worse taste in suits than their English cousins, succumb to Derby fever and to:

~~

That Magnificent Impossibility.

~~

Some such:

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**********Credits~~The Kentucky Derby Museum and Derby Central*****************

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US Presidents are fans of the Kentucky Derby

Posted: October 2nd, 2012

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The Kentucky Derby is rich in tradition and can be considered one of our nation’s greatest sporting events. So great, in fact, several of our nation’s Presidents have attended the Derby, one while in office. The Derby ties run even deeper when we examine details of those Presidential race fans visits. Here are some facts about our Commanders in Chief you might not know:

~~

Harry Truman.

~~

  • Kentucky Governor Earle Clements invited the President to attend the 75th running of the Derby in 1949. In a letter declining the invitation, Truman stated that he would like to attend “another Kentucky Derby” someday, because it was a spectacle he had enjoyed in the past. (Truman Library, President’s Personal File (PPF) 3550)
  • ~~
  • In a letter to a Kentucky friend, Truman pays tribute to the Derby as one of several great Kentucky traditions, although he does not mention attending the event. (Truman Library, President’s Personal File (PPF) 2575)
  • ~~
  • A pair of “Kentucky Derby cups” were presented to the President and the First Lady around March of 1952. (Truman Library, President’s Personal File (PPF) 9-G)
  • ~~

Lyndon Johnson

~~

  • Senator Lyndon Johnson described his visit to the 1952 Kentucky Derby as “my day off”. (Louisville Courier-Journal, 5/4/1952)
  • ~~
  • Johnson in 1952: As Senator attending the Derby, he was said to be “uncommunicative” saying “I’m not talking. This is my day off.” (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~

Richard Nixon

~~

  • Nixon in 1968: attended the champagne toast for the winners with Kentucky Governor Louis B. Nunn and Churchill Downs President Wathen Knebelkamp. (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~
  • Nixon in 1969: Several accounts say that he was touting the eventual winner Majestic Prince, which hailed from Nixon’s native California. As Majestic Prince crossed the finish line, Nixon apparently yelled, “He won, he won!” (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~~
  • When Nixon attended in 1969, it was not immediately known whether or not he placed a bet on a horse. He said he would “take the California horse” (Courier-Journal, 5/4/1969)
  • ~~
  • Nixon in 1969: He said, “I’m going to savor this race, Kentucky style” when asked whether or not he would try a mint julep. His usual drink was Scotch and soda. (Courier-Journal, 5/4/1969)
  • ~~
  • Nixon in 1969: He watched the sixth race on Derby Day with California Governor Ronald Reagan. (Courier-Journal, 5/4/1969)
  • ~~
  • Nixon in 1969: There are conflicting reports as to whether or not Nixon actually bet. In 1978, John V. Brennan, assistant to Nixon, claimed someone else placed a bet on Majestic Prince and gave the ticket to Nixon. (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~
  • Nixon in 1969: “Security was tight from the spires on down to the tulip beds and over in the barn area. Secret Service men, whose serious mien was indistinguishable from that of the normal race track player, inconspicuously infiltrated Churchill Downs long before Richard Nixon became the first President of the United States to witness the Kentucky Derby. Louisville police, Kentucky state police, National Guard troops, Churchill Downs security guards, and Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau agents co-ordinated security efforts with walkie-talkies to insure protection, not only of the President, but of the Republican governors whose spring conference in Lexington was concluded the day before the Kentucky Derby.” (Jim Bolus, Derby Fever)
  • ~~

Gerald Ford

  • Gerald Ford has attended more Derbys than any former president with his wife, Betty. He stated that Genuine Risk was his favorite Derby winner. In 1989, said “We’ve always been thrilled with the excitement of the Kentucky Derby. It is one of the great American sporting events.” (1993 Kentucky Derby Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~

Jimmy Carter

  • Carter in 1983: spent a lot of time with Kentucky breeder Tom Gentry. On Derby Day, Gentry lost Laffit Pincay, Jr. as the rider for Flag Admiral in the fourth race. Carter accompanied Gentry to the jockeys’ room to find a replacement rider. Apparently, Carter impressed many in the jocks’ room with his command of Spanish. (1993 Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~~
  • Carter in 1983: Dale Sights, Kentucky State Racing Commission member and Carter’s host for the Derby, stated that the former president accompanied Gentry to the paddock to help saddle Flag Admiral for the fourth race. Carter supposedly gave jockey Jorge Velasquez instructions on how to ride the race “and the race worked out exactly the way he told him to ride it.” (1993 Souvenir Magazine)
  • Carter in 1983: apparently had placed a bet on Flag Admiral on Derby Day. The colt ran in the Preakness two weeks later with Carter as part owner. Apparently, Carter stipulated that any financial gain from the investment go the Carter Library in Atlanta. (1993 Souvenir Magazine)
  • ~~~

George H.W. Bush

  • George H.W. Bush attended the Derby in 1993, 1995 and 2000. In 1995, he bet on two horses for the Derby but kept his picks to himself. (Lexington Herald-Leader, 5/7/1995)
  • ~~
  • George H.W. Bush in 1993: wore a red, white and blue tie with stars, stripes and a Texas longhorn. His pick for the race was Personal Hope because the owners, Lee and Debi Lewis, were from Lubbock, Texas. (Personal Hope finished 4th.) Bush presented the trophy for the Churchill Downs Handicap. (Blood-Horse, 5/8/1993)
  • ~~
  • George H.W. Bush in 1993: Apparently had been betting and losing all day but said he would “…make it all back in the Derby.” He didn’t, as he bet on Union City, which finished 15th. (Jim Bolus, Derby Fever)
  • ~~
  • George H.W. Bush in 2000: Won big by betting on his friend Will Farish’s horse, Secret Status, in the Oaks; declined to say whether or not he placed a Derby bet saying “Don’t ask, don’t tell”. (The Courier-Journal, 5/7/2000)
  • ~~

Bill Clinton

  • Clinton in 1994: Clinton never attended but was the first president to call and congratulate the winner of the Derby (Go for Gin, 1994). (Jim Bolus, Derby Fever)
  • ~~~

George W. Bush

  • George W. Bush in 2000: Attended as Texas governor; appeared in the paddock and made a presentation in the winner’s circle; dined in the Skye Terrace with his father, former president George H.W. Bush; said to press “I don’t think I’ll be wagering too much. This is a great day. It’s a spectacle.” (The Blood Horse, 5/13/2000)
  • ~~
  • George W. Bush in 2000: “I’m really glad I came. The energy of the crowd is magnificent, the horses are beautiful. It’s a fantastic experience.” (Thoroughbred Times, 5/13/2000)
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  • George W. Bush in 2000: “I’m not a good bettor-I’m not against betting-I’m just against losing money, especially my own. You should have seen me 20 years ago. I would have been betting and drinking out here all day.” (Thoroughbred Times, 5/13/2000)
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  • George W. Bush in 2000: Said he did not bet, but if had it would have been on The Deputy, which was “an interesting story”. (The Courier-Journal, 5/7/2000)
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I am asked the winner of this year’s:

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Magnificent Impossibility, and very appropriately so, as I thought that name of it!!

 
 
 
TREVE!!!!
Pedigree of Treve, bay filly, 2010[15]
Sire
Motivator (GB)
b. 2002
Montjeu (IRE)
b. 1996
Sadler’s Wells
b. 1981
Northern Dancer*
Fairy Bridge
Floripedes
b. 1985
Top Ville
Toute Cy
Out West
b. 1994
Gone West
b. 1984
Mr. Prospector
Secrettame
Chellingoua
b. 1983
Sharpen Up
Uncommitted
Dam
Trevise (FR)
b. 2000
Anabaa (USA)
b. 1992
Danzig
b. 1977
Northern Dancer*
Pas de Nom
Balbonella
b. 1984
Gay Mecene
Bamieres
Trevillari
b. 1987
Riverman
b. 1969
Never Bend
River Lady
Trevilla
b. 1981
Lyphard
Trillion

Note: b. = Bay

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Above:
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Winning ,the 2013 L’Arc.
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Le Gran Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, a Longchamps, a Paris, 2013.
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The greatest race on The Continent, run each year, during L’Arc weekend, first weekend of October.
 
 
TREVE–L’Arc winner, 2013
~~
 
Racing is:
~~
So brilliantly, so ferociously, so savagely, fast.
~~
So exhilarating.  So terrifying.  So terribly dangerous.
~~
Mr. Steinbeck was right to remark:
~~
” The most beautiful and violent and satisfying thing”
~~
Mr Steinbeck had ever experienced.
 
~~
 
 
Let us pray that it be God’s will that all who race and ride be spared the violent savagery that can, and does, attend this most beautiful of God’s Sports, even as many others have not been so spared in the going of :
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That happy, colorful event, that beautiful race:
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That Magnificent Impossibility.
~~
 
 
 
Amen.

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      ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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The Inevitability of Hillary 2008~

California Chrome will win the 2014 Kentucky Derby Saturday, May 3, 2014, but for:
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An endorsement from Andrew Beyer.
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Andrew Beyer alone can stop California Chrome from winning the roses May 3, 2014.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Be cautioned:
 
 
 
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Andrew can, and often has, proven, a very powerful impediment to a horse with rose-colored blinkers on.
 
 
~~
 
 
You know our Andrew, nice Jewish boy Andrew, who, by very odd legerdemain, inherited the, abruptly vanished, Gentlemanly Jewish boy, Gerald Strine’s, newspaper column in the Washington Post.
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew is the quintessential Washington boy:
 
 
~~
 
 
Hired and paid, rather well we understand, to do something, the particularities of which:
 
 
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Andrew knows nothing about at all.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Think of him as a contemporary politician.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew broke into racing;
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Can that possibly be the correct phrase to describe what happened?
 
 
~~
 
 
By writing a book called “Picking winners,” which is, at a minimum, comedic, as:
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Our Andrew can neither write, nor pick winners.
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Again, the quintessential Washington man.
 
 
~~
As point of reference, our Andrew bet against Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid, to cover the high points of the 1970s alone.
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To our best recollection, our Andrew has, never, ever, bet on a winning Derby horse that he has endorsed in his little newspaper column.
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EVER.
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In his book, Andrew makes the classic, and sad mistake, of attempting to reduce our dazzling enterprise called racing to:
 
 
 
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An arithmetic exercise.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
How dismal, Andrew!!
 
 
~~
 
 
Racing is about, beauty, power, blood lines and luck, and never about arithmetic.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Of course Andrew is a Washington man and of course, his little arithmetic equations are now adopted, you guessed it, wholesale, as Scripture, into the lexicon and newspapers of the racing business, in which horses are assigned this mind-numbing calculation:
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A Beyer Speed Figure!!
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A number that, by justice, ought to eliminate the highest Beyer number from any and all consideration.
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Selecting winning horses, as with many other enterprises, is a process of elimination:
~~
Hence:
~~
The Kentucky Derby is affirmation for one horse, brought on by the elimination of the other horses in the race.
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That’s it:
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That’s all there is to it all.
~~
 
 
 
As we know in the clubhouse far better here than do most, that, as government ought not be run as a business, as government is not and has never been intended to be a business but rather a necessary evil, arithmetic has no place in racing which is about:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Beauty.
 
 
 
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Today we were to the doctor, lovely girl, Polish, and of course, Catholic, who grew up in Warsaw under the Communists, who said to us:
 
 
~~
 
 
 
“John Begg, everybody knows that Herrenfrau Clinton will win the Presidency in 2016.”
 
 
~~
 
 
We are old softies here, in our clubhouse, for pretty girls, so, we didn’t laugh, we simply said:
 
 
~~
 
 
“OH!!
 
 
~~
 
 
Doctor dearest, we’ve heard that tune, it was popular when you were a young girl in Poland in 2006 and 2007.
 
 
~~
 
The tune was released back then as:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
“The Inevitability of Hillary 2008.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
The tune had a catchy toe tap to it, but the story line, somehow just didn’t work out.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
So sorry, love.”
 
 
 
~~
 
 
As with our Andrew’s ham handed attempts to reduce the beauty of our sparkling sport of racing to arithmetic, there are many in this, not pretty city, who would reduce politics to number counts and arithmetic as well, unaware that:
 
 
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Politics is most appropriately about having startlingly good ideas and about making direct appeals to:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Raw emotion.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Yes, we said:
 
 
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Appeals to raw EMOTION.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Shortly, you, my dears will have our Andrew’s note about the Inevitability of his Derby winner for 2014.
 
 
~~
 
Then, we will all know for certain, as, if our Andrew picks California Chrome, the horse will be either struck in the head by lightning just after leaving starter’s gate, or drop poor Victor Espinoza, a really deserving lad, over the fence on Clubhouse Turn, or snap one, or both, forelegs, or, run a good, solid 19th all the way round.
 California Chrome win circle 615 X 400
 
 
California Chrome has done his best.
 
 
 
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There is simply no reason not to bet on California Chrome.
 
 
 
 
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But to say that:
 
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His fate is up to you:
 
 
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Andrew!!
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Man of God in the Hell of The Sudan: Mr, Joseph Kony.~

Joseph Kony, leader of the Lords Resistance Army

For now, heaven will just have to wait, as Mr. Joseph Kony who claims to be a religious man, leads his Lord’s Resistance Army, fighting now a holy war in the teeming jungles of The Sudan, carrying as their shield:
The Ten Commandments.
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Many men in history carry many different sorts of shields into battle with them.  God’s Shield may be the most common Shield of all.
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Many men say many, very different things, about themselves and others.
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Dr. Joseph Peppe and I, today, say this:
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Hitler is very much alive and well today in the teeming jungles of  The Sudan, wearing the colors of The Lord’s Resistance Army.
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In that sad country, Hitler calls himself Mr. Joseph Kony, Man of God. 
 
~~
 
Today, Doctor Joseph and I write of the evil carnage in The Sudan and of a little Hitler there called Mr. Joseph Kony.
Girls can play too, in The Sudan: Fighting for God, in Mr. Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.
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Our friend, Dr. Joseph Peppe, sounds a very much needed clarion call about the horrid madness in The Sudan, called Mr Joseph Kony.
 
~~
 
My Dear Dr. Joe:
 
~~
 
Yes, thanks, mine is an Easter tie from just last Sunday and yes, thank you, it does POP!!
 
~~
 
A tie that stands out in this city of the dull and the dammed where very public men hide and are afraid to do anything that is not approved…to and including tie colors.
 
~~
 
I am so sorry to hear of the suffering of The Sudan and of the machinations of this little Hitler, Mr. Joseph Kony, over there, in the jungles, in the wretched heat.
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The colors of Mr. Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army
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You are quite correct that Mr. Joseph Kony is altogether unknown to the Americans.  He oughtn’t to be unknown.
 
 
~~
 
Joseph Kony’s vile name ought be on many lips, and cursed so, at this capital city and others where, what is called civilized men, live.
 
~~
 
There is so much sadness in this world–in The Sudan and lamentably, in so many other places as well.
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Likewise so, many, many little Hitlers, including the fellow in The Sudan, Mr. Joseph Kony.
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Joe Kony, I simply must tell you that Dr. Joseph Peppe and I, here in America, are very much displeased by your behaviour out there in the jungle.
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Very much:
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DISPLEASED.
~~
Dr Peppe and I would very much like to see you chart a far, far different course in The Sudan, Joe Kony.
~~
A far, far, different course.
~~
 
When I was a young boy, I got into trouble for writing that Hitler was not aberrational at all:
~~
I wrote back then  that there are “many, many little Hitlers living among us–they just don’t get their hands on any power, so nobody has heard of them.”
 
 
~~
 
People found that notion uncomfortable.  But, I never had one deny its veracity.
 
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Post Script
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In addition to my regular newspaper, I am writing a book about a Chinese medical doctor who is a panda bear who invents a new medical protocol, principally for children.  Let’s discuss that sometime–I think in your line, you may well find it interesting.
 
~~
 
God Bless always,
 
Jack Begg
 
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On 04/28/14 7:45 AM, Dr. Joseph Peppe, ND wrote:
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Hi John,
Thanks for your endorsements. Nice, cheery tie my friend, goes well with that black and white! 
 
Recently i viewed an HBO special outlining that devil, Joseph Kony, who has murdered 60,000 children, over decades, in South Sudan and three surrounding countries, while somehow evading capture. Can we put a satellite on him and end this slaughter of innocents?
Godspeed my Friend,
Joe Peppe, ND
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Minimum wage is defined as poverty, always, no matter the dollar price. Or, didn’t Democrats get that far in school?

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The poor man has been marked down.
 
 
 
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And..OUT.
 
 
 
 
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So much for the heavenly elixir of Democratic Party high minimum wages in a future in which there are no jobs at all.
 
My Dear Guy:
 
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There are those who say that they will help the poor man by raising taxes on the rich man and, in so doing, raise the minimum wage.
 
 
~~
 
 
Silly children:
 
 
The minimum wage is defined as poverty, or, didn’t Democrats get that far in  school?
 
 
 
 
~~
The minimum wage means:
~~
Poverty.
 
 
~~
 
 
 
No matter what dollar figure desperate Democrats put to it, the minimum wage will always mean:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Poverty.
 
 
 
~~
There is a thought in classic economics:
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That dismal discipline:
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Called:
~~
“The marginal utility of labor,”
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A notion which dictates that:
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If the laborer costs the boss too much money, the laborer, very, very shortly, will have:
NO WAGE AT ALL.
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
Thanks for the helping hand Democrats!!
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Even Democrats, or perhaps, maybe SOME of them,  ought to understand that redefining poverty does nothing to alleviate poverty or help the poor man.
 
 
~~
 
 
Democrats, now desperate, have abandoned any pretense to help the poor man get a good, stable and real job.
 
 
 
 
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Instead, Democrats tell the poor man that the rich man is his enemy and the trick to do is to steal the rich Man’s money by taxing the rich man and sending the receipts to Washington to be gambled away.
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Democrats are both coy and disingenuous to say these silly things as we all know that taxes, taken for anybody, go to Washington, where I always live and watch, to be wasted.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
We ask Democrats:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
How does taking more taxes from the rich man to waste at Washington, help the poor man, who simply needs a real, decent job?
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Not a job predicated upon a contrived re-definition of his poverty.
 
 
 
~~
 
The poor man already knows all about his poverty:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
The poor man wants a real and decent job so that he can get out of his poverty:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
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Neither the poor man, nor the rich man, wants more money stolen from anybody to be squandered at Washington:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Which is:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
A twisted contrivance of the Democrats designed to hoodwink the poor man into thinking that the Democrats are helping him.
 
 
 
~~ 
 
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A contrivance that helps no one but for Washington politicians and their pals, who can then waste the new tax money on gambling.
 
 
~~
 
Guy, I must say:
 
 
 
~~

 

Well done by by your Mr Alan Keyes regarding the tenuousness of liberty–the concern I increasingly have Guy, is that in the future, more and more, there simply won’t be any jobs–no jobs–technology looks to put us all out of business–out into pasture.
 
 
 
~~
 
I’d be interested to know what you and your Mr. Alan Keyes think about that looming condition–a world without jobs–literally.
 
 
~~  
 
In such a world, of universal unemployment,
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
Where is freedom??
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
Does freedom even matter in such a place?
 
 
 
~~
 
I had a talk with a businessman the other day–a bright and well-meaning fellow who said to me: “I don’t need any of my workers–none of them–keeping them around is just a dated habit.”
 
 
 
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You fucking English really make me laugh.
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You complain that my men are better paid, better fed and have better booze and cigarettes than do your poor little English boys.
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And you complain about how my boys are always screwing your lad’s girls, when we never asked to come over here and save your skinny little King’s ass from Hitler in the first place.
 Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II conversing with her father, King George VI (1895 - 1952) in a garden, 8th July 1946
 Hitler played you dizzy little bitches like a fine fiddle at Munich and many other dances and now you come crying to us to save your skinny little King’s ass from the mean old Germans:
  Just like 20 years ago when:
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Our Daddies had to come over here and save your skinny little King’s Daddy’s skinny little ass from the German Kaiser.
 
 
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We pay all the bills and do all the dying for these skinny little King’s asses and all you can think to do is:
 
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Complain.
 
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And you know what the American soldiers all think?
 
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We all think this:
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This ain’t our show:
 
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Cute little English girls or no:
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We shouldn’t be here now, our Daddy’s shouldn’t have been here in the ’18 War:
  
Saving the asses of your skinny little English Kings.
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All of which, my dears, goes a fair bit to explain the national American enmity here, now fast growing, steadfastly:
 
 
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AGAINST:
 
 
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American war machine policy as seen through the eyes of the boys who do the dying:
 
 
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Dying to save skinny little Kings:
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American war policy explained–from the supply side of the ledger–from the boys who do the dying.
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Whose message is:
 
 
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      ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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  • “People will sit up and take notice of you if you will sit up and take notice of what makes them sit up and take notice.”
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Saint Pope John XXIII

5 May 1961

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In this April 15, 1963 photograph, Pope John XXIII is sits at his desk in his studio in a IX century tower in the Vatican gardens. In background the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pontiff found the tower – once a fortress and later the Vatican observatory – abandoned and in decay. He liked it, particularly for the beautiful view from its covered terrace, embracing a great part of Rome and the surrounding country, in clear weather as far as the sea, distant about 25 kilometers (16 miles). He had it repaired and spends many days working in the studio he has had arranged there. While much of the focus of Sunday’s dual canonization will be on Pope John Paul II’s globe-trotting, 26-year papacy and his near-record sprint to sainthood, many older Catholics will be celebrating the short but historic pontificate of the “Good Pope,” John XXIII. (AP Photo/Luigi Felici, File)

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POPE JOHN XXIII

1958-1963

 

When on October 20, 1958 the cardinals, assembled in conclave, elected Angelo Roncalli as pope many regarded him, because of his age and ambiguous reputation, as a transitional pope, little realizing that the pontificate of this man of 76 years would mark a turning point in history and initiate a new age for the Church. He took the name of John in honor of the precursor and the beloved disciple—but also because it was the name of a long line of popes whose pontificates had been short.

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the third of thirteen children, was born on November 25, 1881 at Sotto il Monte (Bergamo) of a family of sharecroppers. He attended elementary school in the town, was tutored by a priest of Carvico, and at the age of twelve entered the seminary at Bergamo. A scholarship from the Cerasoli Foundation (1901) enabled him to go on to the Apollinaris in Rome where he studied under (among others) Umberto Benigni, the Church historian. He interrupted his studies for service in the Italian Army but returned to the seminary, completed his work for a doctorate in theology, and was ordained in 1904. Continuing his studies in canon law he was appointed secretary to the new bishop of Bergamo, Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi. Angelo served this social-minded prelate for nine years, acquiring first-hand experience and a broad understanding of the problems of the working class. He also taught apologetics, church history, and patrology.

With the entry of Italy into World War I in 1915 he was recalled to military service as a chaplain. On leaving the service in 1918 he was appointed spiritual director of the seminary, but found time to open a hostel for students in Bergamo. It was at this time also that he began the research for a multi-volume work on the episcopal visitation of Bergamo by St. Charles Borromeo, the last volume of which was published after his elevation as pope.

In 1921 he was called to Rome to reorganize the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Nominated titular archbishop of Areopolis and apostolic visitator to Bulgaria (1925), he immediately concerned himself with the problems of the Eastern Churches. Transferred in 1934 to Turkey and Greece as apostolic delegate, he set up an office in Istanbul for locating prisoners of war. In 1944 he was appointed nuncio to Paris to assist in the Church’s post-war efforts in France, and became the first permanent observer of the Holy See at UNESCO, addressing its sixth and seventh general assemblies in 1951 and 1952. In 1953 he became cardinal-patriarch of Venice, and expected to spend his last years there in pastoral work. He was correcting proofs of the synodal Acts of his first diocesan Synod (1958) when he was called to Rome to participate in the conclave that elected him pope.

In his first public address Pope John expressed his concern for reunion with separated Christians and for world peace. In his coronation address he asserted “vigorously and sincerely” that it was his intention to be a pastoral pope since “all other human gifts and accomplishments—learning, practical experience, diplomatic finesse—can broaden and enrich pastoral work but they cannot replace it.” One of his first acts was to annul the regulation of Sixtus IV limiting the membership of the College of Cardinals to 70; within the next four years he enlarged it to 87 with the largest international representation in history. Less than three months after his election he announced that he would hold a diocesan synod for Rome, convoke an ecumenical council for the universal Church, and revise the Code of Canon Law. The synod, the first in the history of Rome, was held in 1960; Vatican Council II was convoked in 1962; and the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code was appointed in 1963.

His progressive encyclical, Mater et Magistra, was issued in 1961 to commemorate the anniversary of Leo XIII’s Rerum novarumPacem in terris, advocating human freedom and dignity as the basis for world order and peace, came out in 1963. He elevated the Pontifical Commission for Cinema, Radio, and Television to curial status, approved a new code of rubrics for the Breviary and Missal, made notable advances in ecumenical relations by creating a new Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity and by appointing the first representative to the Assembly of the World Council of Churches held in New Delhi (1961). In 1960 he consecrated fourteen bishops for Asia, Africa, and Oceania. The International Balzan Foundation awarded him its Peace Prize in 1962.

Since his death on June 3, 1963, much has been written and spoken about the warmth and holiness of the beloved Pope John. Perhaps the testimony of the world was best expressed by a newspaper drawing of the earth shrouded in mourning with the simple caption, “A Death in the Family.”

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Saint Pope John Paul II

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His Holiness John Paul II

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Karol Józef Wojtyła, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in the Polish town of Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometers from Krakow, on May 18, 1920. He was the youngest of three children born to Karol Wojtyła and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father, a non-commissioned army officer died in 1941. A sister, Olga, had died before he was born.

He was baptized on June 20, 1920 in the parish church of Wadowice by Fr. Franciszek Zak, made his First Holy Communion at age 9 and was confirmed at 18. Upon graduation from Marcin Wadowita high school in Wadowice, he enrolled in Krakow’s Jagiellonian University in 1938 and in a school for drama.

The Nazi occupation forces closed the university in 1939 and young Karol had to work in a quarry (1940-1944) and then in the Solvay chemical factory to earn his living and to avoid being deported to Germany.

In 1942, aware of his call to the priesthood, he began courses in the clandestine seminary of Krakow, run by Cardinal Adam Stefan Sapieha, archbishop of Krakow. At the same time, Karol Wojtyła was one of the pioneers of the “Rhapsodic Theatre,” also clandestine.

After the Second World War, he continued his studies in the major seminary of Krakow, once it had re-opened, and in the faculty of theology of the Jagiellonian University. He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Sapieha in Krakow on November 1, 1946.

Shortly afterwards, Cardinal Sapieha sent him to Rome where he worked under the guidance of the French Dominican, Garrigou-Lagrange. He finished his doctorate in theology in 1948 with a thesis on the subject of faith in the works of St. John of the Cross (Doctrina de fide apud Sanctum Ioannem a Cruce). At that time, during his vacations, he exercised his pastoral ministry among the Polish immigrants of France, Belgium and Holland.

In 1948 he returned to Poland and was vicar of various parishes in Krakow as well as chaplain to university students. This period lasted until 1951 when he again took up his studies in philosophy and theology. In 1953 he defended a thesis on “evaluation of the possibility of founding a Catholic ethic on the ethical system of Max Scheler” at Lublin Catholic University. Later he became professor of moral theology and social ethics in the major seminary of Krakow and in the Faculty of Theology of Lublin.

On July 4, 1958, he was appointed titular bishop of Ombi and auxiliary of Krakow by Pope Pius XII, and was consecrated September 28, 1958, in Wawel Cathedral, Krakow, by Archbishop Eugeniusz Baziak.

On January 13, 1964, he was appointed archbishop of Krakow by Pope Paul VI, who made him a cardinal June 26, 1967 with the title of S. Cesareo in Palatio of the order of deacons, later elevated pro illa vice to the order of priests.

Besides taking part in Vatican Council II (1962-1965) where he made an important contribution to drafting the Constitution Gaudium et spes, Cardinal Wojtyła participated in all the assemblies of the Synod of Bishops.

The Cardinals elected him Pope at the Conclave of 16 October 1978, and he took the name of John Paul II. On 22 October, the Lord’s Day, he solemnly inaugurated his Petrine ministry as the 263rd successor to the Apostle. His pontificate, one of the longest in the history of the Church, lasted nearly 27 years.

Driven by his pastoral solicitude for all Churches and by a sense of openness and charity to the entire human race, John Paul II exercised the Petrine ministry with a tireless missionary spirit, dedicating it all his energy. He made 104 pastoral visits outside Italy and 146 within Italy. As bishop of Rome he visited 317 of the city’s 333 parishes.

He had more meetings than any of his predecessors with the People of God and the leaders of Nations. More than 17,600,000 pilgrims participated in the General Audiences held on Wednesdays (more than 1160), not counting other special audiences and religious ceremonies [more than 8 million pilgrims during the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000 alone], and the millions of faithful he met during pastoral visits in Italy and throughout the world. We must also remember the numerous government personalities he encountered during 38 official visits, 738 audiences and meetings held with Heads of State, and 246 audiences and meetings with Prime Ministers.

His love for young people brought him to establish the World Youth Days. The 19 WYDs celebrated during his pontificate brought together millions of young people from all over the world. At the same time his care for the family was expressed in the World Meetings of Families, which he initiated in 1994.

John Paul II successfully encouraged dialogue with the Jews and with the representatives of other religions, whom he several times invited to prayer meetings for peace, especially in Assisi.

Under his guidance the Church prepared herself for the third millennium and celebrated the Great Jubilee of the year 2000 in accordance with the instructions given in the Apostolic Letter Tertio Millennio adveniente. The Church then faced the new epoch, receiving his instructions in the Apostolic Letter Novo Millennio ineunte, in which he indicated to the faithful their future path.

With the Year of the Redemption, the Marian Year and the Year of the Eucharist, he promoted the spiritual renewal of the Church.

He gave an extraordinary impetus to Canonizations and Beatifications, focusing on countless examples of holiness as an incentive for the people of our time. He celebrated 147 beatification ceremonies during which he proclaimed 1,338 Blesseds; and 51 canonizations for a total of 482 saints. He made Thérèse of the Child Jesus a Doctor of the Church.

He considerably expanded the College of Cardinals, creating 231 Cardinals (plus one in pectore) in 9 consistories. He also called six full meetings of the College of Cardinals.

He organized 15 Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops – six Ordinary General Assemblies (1980, 1983, 1987, 1990, 1994 and 2001), one Extraordinary General Assembly (1985) and eight Special Assemblies (1980,1991, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998 (2) and 1999).

His most important Documents include 14 Encyclicals, 15 Apostolic Exhortations, 11 Apostolic Constitutions, 45 Apostolic Letters.

He promulgated the Catechism of the Catholic Church in the light of Tradition as authoritatively interpreted by the Second Vatican Council. He also reformed the Eastern and Western Codes of Canon Law, created new Institutions and reorganized the Roman Curia.

As a private Doctor he also published five books of his own: “Crossing the Threshold of Hope” (October 1994), “Gift and Mystery, on the fiftieth anniversary of my ordination as priest” (November 1996), “Roman Triptych” poetic meditations (March 2003), “Arise, Let us Be Going” (May 2004) and “Memory and Identity” (February 2005).

In the light of Christ risen from the dead, on 2 April a.D. 2005, at 9.37 p.m., while Saturday was drawing to a close and the Lord’s Day was already beginning, the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, the Church’s beloved Pastor, John Paul II, departed this world for the Father.

From that evening until April 8, date of the funeral of the late Pontiff, more than three million pilgrims came to Rome to pay homage to the mortal remains of the Pope. Some of them queued up to 24 hours to enter St. Peter’s Basilica.

On April 28, the Holy Father Benedict XVI announced that the normal five-year waiting period before beginning the cause of beatification and canonization would be waived for John Paul II. The cause was officially opened by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, on June 28, 2005.

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We welcome our new Saints and pray to them that they intercede for us to The Virgin and Her Son and ask that They, in turn, look out with all best favor upon our terribly troubled world and guide us, each and every one of us, safely home to them.

 

 

 

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    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
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    Finis Origine Pendet~
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    Amen~~

     

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Earth Day 2104: The earth doesn’t need saving. Man needs saving.~

Earth Herself: In Seven Continents.

 

 

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The notion that the earth needs to be saved is predicated upon a Myth.

 

 

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A myth that says to us: we have to save the earth.

 

 

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“Frankly, the earth doesn’t need to be saved.

 

 

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Nature doesn’t give a hoot if human beings are here or not.

 

 

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The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years.

 

 

 

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Over that time, it is widely believed, 99 percent of all species have come and gone while the planet has remained.

 

 

 

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Saving the environment is really about saving our environment — making it safe for ourselves, our children, and the world as we know it.

 

 

 

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If more people saw the issue as one of saving themselves, we would probably see increased motivation and commitment to actually do so.”

 

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Robert M. Lilienfeld, management consultant and author (b. 1953) and William L. Rathje, archaeologist and author (b. 1945)


William L. Rathje, at left with a bag of garbage, and Garbage Project field director Wilson Hughes in a 1973 photo. (Photo courtesy: University of Arizona School of Anthropology)

 

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American archaeologist William L. Rathje has conducted some of the most interesting archaeological investigations of the twentieth century: in the modern-day garbage dumps and landfills of cities and towns around the world. The “Projet du Garbage,” as it is informally known, has influenced archaeological research in a number of ways, at the same time teaching us that what people say they throw away and what they actually do throw away are not the same. You can read all about it in his entertaining 1992 book called Rubbish!.

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Rathje, William L. 1979 Modern material culture studies. In Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory. Michael B. Schiffer, ed. Pp. 1-37. New York: Academic Press.

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    ~~La crema y nata~~ 
     
    ~~Artista de la conquista~
     
     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~
     
    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
    Rejoice and Glad!!
    Amen~~

     

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French actor~~Alain Delon
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War and forgetfulness: The German said this to us: “We are going to get rid of the Jews. And, we are not kidding. We don’t care much how that gets done. It’s your call, pretty boys. Decide.”~

Hotel Royal Evian Les Bains

In this post card setting, at the Hotel Royal in Evian Les Bains, in 1938,  I sold you and you sold me.
Delegates to the Evian Conference, where the fate of Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany was discussed. US delegate Myron Taylor is third from left. France, July 1938.
The pretty boys, in their striped trousers, all came to the sparkling conference, to talk about the Jews.
The Evian Conference on Jewish refugees. From left to right are French delegate Henri Berenger, United States delegate Myron Taylor, and British delegate Lord Winterton. France, July 8, 1938.
“What a swell meet-up, old loves, great food and the wine–mia momma.”
~~
My dearest Sher:
Myron Taylor, US delegate to the Evian Conference, pleads for the establishment of an intergovernmental committee to facilitate Jewish emigration. Evian-les-Bains, France, July 15, 1938.
All the pretty boys, brought their pretty speeches to the conference.  Their speeches were:
~~
Awe inspiring.
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Simply awe-inspiring.
~~
Innocent victims: These young Jewish girls couldn't possibly have imagined the horrors that lay ahead as they pose outside their tent in another haunting photograph taken by the ardent Nazi Hugo Jaeger
Evian Les Bains Conference, 1938, is, beyond reasoned debate, the singularly most important episode in the sad saga of the war in the western sector, yet it is virtually unknown today to anyone except very educated men, and to only a very few of us in that set–the entire slaughter of our people could have been prevented and the ones to blame are the Brits and the Americans.
A young woman clutches a jug as she escorts an elderly Jewish man through the Kutno Ghetto in early 1940
Some of the smaller Benelux countries actually said OK and took some Jew refugees, but of course those countries were themselves over run when the storm came which made their kindheartedness no longer helpful or  pertinent.
A Jewish woman uses a washing board to clean clothes in the Kutno
The conference lead, directly, to the Final Solution which is known to most, or rather, known for now, at any rate.
~~  
The Evian Conference provided a viable option to that solution and offered another instead.
Despite the awfulness of her predicament, this  Jewish woman manages to smile brightly for the camera as she poses for Jaeger
It’s always been remarkable to me that the Jews somehow manage to smile, even in anticipation and direct experience of the horror upon horror unrelenting that has been their history since The Garden.
~~
The West and the Americans, who could have effected an altogether different final solution, closed eyes and walked away.
~~
We simply made pretty speeches, drank great wine, took the waters, had swell dinner parties and then, walked away, when Herr Hitler’s emissary called our bluff.
~~
 
The German said this to us:
~~
“We are going to get rid of the Jews.  We are not kidding.  We don’t care much how that gets done.  It’s your call, pretty boys.  If you striped pants guys are all upset about this–here’s a promise:
We will bring the Jews to the harbors and you pick them up and take them home with you if you love them so much as you say you do.”
An elderly man with a yellow Star of David fixed to his chest, speaks with German officers as he and other Jews are rounded up in Kutno, German-occupied Poland in 1939
The West, with tiny, brave exceptions, finished their wine and their dinners and…all ran away.
Another final solution ensued.
Fate: In 1942, as part of Hitler's 'final solution' the Nazis began Operation Reinhardt, the plan to eliminate all of Poland's Jews. In the spring of 1942 the Kutno Ghetto itself was 'liquidated'
The German hated the Jew–he admitted it–publicly.
We were indifferent and hid our indifference under a cloak of engaged concern and lofty speeches.
~~
 
In the Scripture, we see that Lazarus burnt in a hotter pit of Hell for his indifference than did the actively evil man.
~~
 
I first read about this conference when I was 7 years old.
~~
Knowledge of Evian resides, or rather resided, as it is soon to be forgotten altogether when my generation goes aloft, exclusively in the egg head classes, always a small group, and getting smaller by the day.
~~
 
I get very annoyed by the many who say that Germany was just some freakish outlier respecting Her policies toward our people.
The attitudes of Germany respecting Jews was, and is, the universal attitude in all of Europe–and by lineal extension, all of America.
~~
 
It is a convenient excuse to blame Germany and duck all blame everywhere else.
 
Apologists for Frank Roosevelt, a truly dreadful man, would say “well, we went to war with Hitler to stop this,”
~~
But that is a lie–to Frank and the Americans, saving Jews was not even a consideration in the war.
~~
 
A shame on us all.  A blight on all men, this.
~~
 
People need to know about this, but they’ll never be taught.
~~
As real education in the West utterly collapses and the only thing anyone can think to say about the war at all is:
~~
“Oh! my, my, Hitler killed the Jews,”
Ghetto boys: In their tattered rags the two boys smile for the camera, but the man in the centre, most probably their father, has a look of distrust etched across his face
We are now left with an idiocy that permits all the others who were complicit and collusive to sail away Scot free and far worse yet, to play the hero for having saved what Jews were left from Hitler’s clutches.
~~
 
Hitler and the Germans are convenient villains behind whom, all the other villains, now hide.
~~
A blight on all of us.
Of course, for the striped trouser crowd, everything is OK
Everything is always OK
~~
You and I know that everything is not OK and we remember the horrid cowardice and indifference of the West, Sher dear,
~~
When we are gone, who will?
~~
Meanwhile,
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And, I remain..
~~
 
Yours always and everywhere,
~~
 
Jack Begg
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  • ~~
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~
    ~~La crema y nata~~ 
    ~~Artista de la conquista~
     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~
    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
    Rejoice and Glad!!
    Amen~~

     

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French actor~~Alain Delon
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We ARE the people, who tell the people: what they think they want.~

The young President of the Americans, whom we do not know, has, we understand here, expressed a hope for change, a desire vague enough to be most alluring to the impossibly young and lacking in specificity enough to be endearing even to some grown-ups.
~~
 
Over, rather too many, Scotch sodas at the club Easter Sunday, I was informed by a fella whose name now escapes that if I were to watch the moving picture called, I think, TAXI DRIVER, starring, I think, Bobby Di Niro, I would fully understand the young President’s inclinations as, the politician in TAXI DRIVER is a carbon copy of the young President of the Americans, with respect at least to the vagaries of his message.
~~
 
I like the acting of Bobby Di Niro and I took a look at the film to find out just what all the fuss was about.
I was impressed by the film, in the main because it likewise starred a very young, ceaselessly captivating, Miss Cybill Shepherd, for whom, my cap has always been firmly set.
All American Presidential campaign slogans, and so too the slogan used by the politician in TAXI DRIVER, make a grown man cock his head and ask himself this question:
~~
Just what the devil does that slogan MEAN?  You know, in American English.
~~
Most of TAXI DRIVER is rather good and fast-paced, but the, moronic, speeches of the Presidential candidate are vapid beyond the imagining.
~~
I’ll say now that I do take my club friend’s point–that the Presidential candidate Mr. Charles Palantine of TAXI DRIVER, likewise hoped for change.
~~
Or at least, he said that did.
What a horrid suit!!
~~
What I did take away from the movie, as its singular, message, one I think very often overlooked by others, is this:
If you want to shoot a politician and become a very famous sort of hero, but fail in the attempt, as he is too well-guarded by the police,
take instead, an admittedly, not very fulfilling, second best choice and:
~~
Shoot a pimp instead.
~~
Becoming a somewhat smaller sort of hero.
~~
It is of interest worth noting here that, in the TAXI DRIVER, Bobby De Niro’s character was motivated to shoot the politician so as to impress Miss Cybill Shepherd’s character and that the movie also starred a young, little lesbian girl, called Miss Jodie Foster, who, 5 very short years later would, in very much like kind, inspire a boy to gun down President Reagan, so as to impress her.
~~
One has to assume that, the then somewhat older little lesbian girl, Miss Jodie Foster, now advanced a bit past playing a prostitute in the TAXI DRIVER and by then busy studying something a bit different in New Haven, was not terribly much impressed by the efforts of her erstwhile paramour outside the Washington Hilton Hotel, where he came a great deal closer than many will ever, ever, know to killing the, then brand new President Reagan, a giant towering over far, far lesser men.
~~
We simply must wonder: Is all of American political  life, simply a rather cheesy movie, played out, over and over again, on different screen sets?
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
    ~
    ~~La crema y nata~~ 
    ~~Artista de la conquista~
     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~
    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
    Rejoice and Glad!!
    Amen~~

     

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A most Happy Birthday, your Majesty, from all your loving subjects in America.

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Most dutiful Wife, Mother, Queen, Monarch and Majesty  to us all~~now 88~~a most Happy Birthday, 21 April, 2014, Your Majesty.

Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II conversing with her father, King George VI (1895 - 1952) in a garden, 8th July 1946

With Papa in the garden, July, 1946.

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    ~~La crema y nata~~ 
     
    ~~Artista de la conquista~
     
     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~
     
    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
     
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
    Rejoice and Glad!!
    Amen~~

     

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He has rolled back the stone!~Our ideal blessed Perfection is Risen this day.~

Simon Dewey, He Lives, painting

‘He Lives’
 
Painted by Mr. Simon Dewey.
 
~~
 
 
This sort of art, called by some, over-idealized, is very realistic painting, showing a triumphant Christ, is very much disparaged by the Art cognoscenti, but it is very popular, and in fact Simon Dewey is one of the most visible religious artists of the late 20th century.
~~
The painting’s message is strong and direct: Christ is risen, he is our Saviour.
~~
The stone is rolled away, and darkness and death are behind him.
~~
We show today, Easter Sunday, Mr. Simon Dewey’s painting to demonstrate just this:
~~
Jesus is our IDEAL.
~~
Jesus cannot be over-idealized.
~~
Jesus is perfection.
~~
Jesus is:
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The IDEAL.
~~
A perfection this morning, now returned to us, who have missed Him so.
~~
Yes, my dear, HE LIVES.
~~
HE LIVES.
~~
The Holy Week through which we have now just come, demonstrates to man all his desperate conceits and frailties.
~~
Last Sunday, Palm Sunday, Jesus came into Jerusalem a HERO.
~~
Within 5 days, the HERO was vilified, condemned, beaten, executed and buried.
~~
Demonstrating these things to us all of us:
~~
His Children.
~~
He asks:
~~
How much is man as a city that is crumbled, broken down and without walls, as:
~~
Man controls not his own spirit?
~~
For:
~~
How weak is Man?
~~
How often does he stumble and stray from the straight and narrow path?
~~
How little does he control his appetites?
~~
How much does he resemble the analogy of the Scriptures that Man is as:
~~
“A city that is crumbled and without walls, as man controls not his own spirit?”
~~
These are the many and myriad lessons of this breathless last week.
~~
And now, in the new week, The Easter Sunday and the Easter Week:
~~
We watch our exemplar, our Blessed Perfection, come back once again into our midst, bringing with him:
~~
The absolutely remarkable message that He has shown the Way, shown to all of us the potentiality to secure for ourselves:
~~
Everlasting Life.
~~
Life Eternal.
~~
Of all the silly, hapless, vanities of man throughout the Ages, taken collectively together, we now see them as nothing.
~~
Trivia.
~~
Idle vanity, when compared to The Holy Week and now, The Easter Sunday:
~~
The Perfection.
~~
Man makes silly noises about seeking the perfectibility and historical progress of man here on this, transitory, earth:
~~
All the while overlooking the Holy week of Jesus which shows the way to Everlasting perfectibility and progress for man.
~~
The toils and strife of this earth do not matter at all.
~~
What matters is the message of Holy Week and now of Easter Herself.
~~
That message alone endures.
~~
That message alone matters.
~~
That message is:
~~
Our Ideal ONE is now Risen and has shown us the way to be PERFECT.
~~
If only we, come, follow HIM home.
~~
This is why the Holy Week and now, today, Easter Sunday morning, is a collective recounting of the only week in the history of man that:
~~
Matters at all.
~~
At all.
~~
We have now seen Perfection and we have seen how we can share in that perfection.
~~
Let us ask ourselves, this Easter Sunday Morning:
~~
Having seen the searing Light of His Perfection and having been offered it ourselves, how could we possibly be satisfied with anything else at all?
~~
How could we be satisfied without HIM?
~~
At all?
~~
With HIM, who could ask for anything more?
Ambrogio de Stefano Borgognone, detail of head and torso, The Resurrection
The Wounds of the now Risen Jesus.
 
Ambrogio de Stefano Borgognone, AD 1510.
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    ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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    ~~La crema y nata~~ 
    ~~Artista de la conquista~
     
     
     
    ~~In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man~~ 
    ~
    Non Sibi~~
     
    Finis Origine Pendet~
      ~~Κύριε ἐλέησον~~
    Rejoice and Glad!!
    Amen~~

     

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"Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he's the only one who's sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own."~~
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