Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

WISN’s Mark Belling always offers an interesting analysis of the Kentucky Derby.  This year he added a few comments about the race itself: The Kentucky Derby used to be America’s greatest horse race.  It’s not anymore; it’s just the weirdest.  I could go on forever about the frailty of the breed, the inability of modern horses […]

Video pulled due to error to site. Actually, it was just one condition: Jim Doyle keeps to his word not to raise taxes. Mark Belling was obviously joking when he made his comments about Mine That Bird. Was Doyle joking when he said he would not consider raising taxes? Or just lying? Print this entry

“#8 MINE THAT BIRD—If this horse wins, I’ll never bet on another raceand will vote for Jim Doyle for reelection.”– WISN-AM radio personality (and racehorse owner) Mark Belling Mine That Bird just won at 50-1, followed by Pioneer of the Nile and Musket Man. Print this entry

PETA reminds us that the price of unparalleled material prosperity is that silly people find themselves with idle hands and extra money to commit folly. Bereft of the spiritual and intellectual tools to have any sense of perspective, the fools of PETA have asked for the suspension of Eight Belles’ jockey, Gabriel Saez. Eight Belles […]

At the suggestion of a reader, Friday afternoons are going to be the cocktail hour around here just to get you in the right frame of mind for the weekend. This weekend is, of course, the Kentucky Derby. So what better way to start the weekend than with a mint julep? Most of the time, […]