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sabato febbraio 27
Sal heard there were numerous Charlie McCarthy sightings at the QKB’s court on February 23, 2016.
venerdi 26 febbraio
Chiaro come il fango
Give a horse a bath.
Sal’s Zio Vito always said that if you’re looking for value head to the supermarket and not the track.
giovedi 25 febbraio 2016
Sal was wondering where he could advertise for the next Dread Pirate Roberts.
If you know anyone looking to be the next Dread Pirate Roberts at www.holybull.ca please have them contact Sal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instead of back stabbing their players by spouting off about their team’s lack of performance during the post-game interview more coaches and managers need to take a pro-active approach.
Sal’s mish mash metaphor that should be attributed to Antonin Scalia – We have enough youth how about someone who drank from the fountain of smarts.
Sal has a suggestion:
Want to help clear the American deficit start taking bets on who is nominated, whether or not they get confirmed, how long it takes to confirm and the final vote.
Sal says it’s 9/5 that the nominee is a Protestant female from the Midwest.
Sal wonders how swimming with the fishes under the ice in Siberia feels.
mercoledi 24 febbraio 2016
About the same time that Shirley McClellan was filling a room in Nisku with cazzate the MD of Rockyview was considering an amendment to the Bylaw for the Century Downs track.
The purpose of this Application is to amend Bylaw C-6234-2006 (DC-109) Appendix B by replacing the existing Race Track and Entertainment Centre Master Site Development Plan (MSDP) for Sub-Cell A-1, in order to facilitate the future development of two (2) additional barns, a barn lounge building, a jockey building, and expansion of the existing racino building.
A detailed estimation of water usage, sanitary analysis, as well as updates to the Stormwater Management Report / Plan will be required at the development permit stage. Off-site infrastructure requirements will also be identified in subsequent Traffic Impact Assessment updates at each Development Permit stage as per the County’s Servicing Standards.
Sounds to Sal like there’s molta strada da fare and fences to build before Century Downs in ready to race thoroughbreds.
martedi 23 febbraio 2016
Sal heard that the QKB will be seeking a RFP at her hurried and hushed meeting in Nisku today.
What Sal thinks the QKB will be seeking is a Request For Postponement of her imminent, inevitable and well deserved termination as CEO of HRA.
Sal heard that the group that is the most progressed in their plans for a new track in the Edmonton area will not submit a RFP to Horse Racing Alberta as long as the QKB and the CCW are still in their positions.
From what Sal sees in Phil’s vault Phil was flapping his jaws about Northlands Park getting out of the horse racing business for over a year and now suddenly the QKB wakes up and starts looking for alternatives. Sal thinks it’s a little late to be shutting the paddock gate after the horse has bolted. Chiudere la stalla quando i buoi sono fuggiti.
lunedi 22 febbraio 2016
domenica 21 febbraio 2016
Sal gotta tell you that that Phil left a tonnellate di material for Sal to work with after Phil’s untimely accident.
Too keep things simple and not confuse you too much while Sal’s filling in and auditioning candidates for the next Dread Pirate Roberts Sal will try and follow Phil’s pedantic strictures and refer to the players by the same program names. One thing Sal can’t understand was why Phil had so many quotes. Where Sal came from we never quoted nor plagiarized, we did research.
Like many of the famous poets and authors Phil wrote a whole lotta merda after a couple¹³ of glasses of vino. Suffice it to say that Phil had the uncommon decency to exercise the light of the next dawn rule and most of that merda went unpublished.
All them tunes and Sal couldn’t find Tony Bennett.
Phil may not have been connected, but he had a tonnellate di links and sources who still keep sending info to Sal. Sal says mille grazie and please keep them cards and letters coming.
Sal hasn’t figured out how to open up the comments section yet, but maybe the next Dread Pirate Roberts will.
Sal did find this perla in Phil’s unpublished works:
The QKB, CCW and their rose coloured glasses wearing harness and political buddies may call Phil out because doesn’t Phil know that Century Downs at Balzac will lead the revival of the horse racing industry in Alberta.
One year in and the QKB, CCW and their rose coloured glasses wearing harness and political buddies only missed their handle budget mark by about $33,567,210.00. Where Sal came from all sets of da books were kept a fagiolo and if you missed your budget by $33,567,210.00 you’d be swimming with da fishes.
Just in case you’ve been down the same hole as Topo Sal’s giving you another shot at reading what’s been said about Edmonton Northlands’ proposals. Essere nelle nuvole.
Sal’s gonna let you in on something. Read all of the above and you’ll know why Ulysses S Grant has a statue but no committee ever will.
Then read all of the comments and you’ll be converting to Scientology.
All Sal sees is a bunch of blather with no leadership or action.
A managia Vic. Where Sal came from you if you wanted a favour from a government official you had to show up with a brown envelope overstuffed with Ben Franklins. These buffones you buffones elected just want a photo op and their ego stroked and a severance package and pension when the next pagliaccio takes over.
Remember when you were a kid and one day you saw a TV get delivered so you wanted to be a truck driver, next day you saw the spotted dog on the fire truck so you wanted to be a firemen, next day you spotted the red headed fighetta who just moved into the neighbourhood so you wanted to be a doctor, but in Sal’s neighbourhood no kid ever wanted to be the police. The proposals Tim Reid put forth at the press conference the other day reminded Sal of the conversations on the curb when we were too young to get into the stickball game. Just keep letting Edmonton Northlands spend Other People’s Money and we can keep dreaming up a new re-purposing fantasy every week. Far ridere i polli.
Sal heard that the CEO of Horse Racing Alberta was on one of those radio talk shows the other day blathering about whatever blather she could concoct to make sure she keeps getting paid from her semi no-show position. Basta. Basta.
Sal was wondering:
If Rick LeLacheur was looking after the family business (moving ) while he idly stood by playing dumbfounded with Edmonton Northlands PITS fantasy.
Sal believes that:
Edmonton Northlands would have got much more support from the long tired of losing Edmonton population if they would have proposed applying for an NHL expansion team to play at the renamed Shoppers Drug Place.
From what Sal gleans from reading between the lines looks like the Mayor of Edmonton and his Councillors want Edmonton Northlands to roll over and play dead so that the Katz group doesn’t feel the sting of competition. Just like the team Katz ices. Now all the Mayor of Edmonton and his Councillors need to do is convince the other 29 teams in the NHL that competition is bad for the sport and the Oilers could win the Cup.
From what Sal’s seen there’s enough business for both the downtown arena and the old arena at Edmonton Northlands, but only if Edmonton Northlands starts doing some scratching around instead of running around like a chicken with its head cut off looking for a vision. Only vision Sal sees for that chicken is:
Q. So what you’re saying is that you can’t sit still.
A. We’re trying to make our product more exciting, the race experience better and make the model more attractive so we can have more ownership and have more competitive teams. We’re just trying to make everything better. And it’s the policies we put in place, and hopefully we make the right ones, that give people confidence that we get it. We can’t stand around in this very competitive place in the United States. You know, they’re going to Los Angeles with the N.F.L., they have a playoff now in college football, and they didn’t have that two years ago. Tournaments are getting bigger and events are getting better.
We have a nice position in sports, and we’re real proud of that. But we’re also mindful that we have to do it every day and we have to put policies in place that promote these things and give us a chance to be at our best. You asked before about emails flying in, talking about the quality of the racing. But that’s the expectation now. They expect a very close, highly contested event. We don’t always do that, but we try to do that. Fans expect that. That’s O.K. If I was a fan, I’d expect a 32-30 game myself. I like more offense. I like more excitement. We’re no different. And we are unabashed about understanding that. We’re not purist. We know where we’re headed. We’ll see if we can get there.
How stupid are the buffones who race them jiggies if they believe everything that comes from the mouth of Shirley McClellan. Politicians be they practicing or topping up their retirement scheme don’t expect people to believe them and are astounded when people do.
In Dan Barnes story in the Edmonton Journal Shirley McClellan speaking about the slot revenue sharing agreement and the extension of that agreement being negotiated by HRA and the provincial government states:
“There is no indication of that not continuing,” said McClellan.
Non dire gatto se non ce l’hai nel sacco.
Typical political blather. What does Shirley McClellan mean by that not continuing.
If the agreement gets done the horse racing industry will see a taglio di capelli like the one the King got when he was drafted into the US Army.
The biggest indication of the slot revenue sharing agreement not continuing in its present form is that it’s not signed yet and there’s only 39 days until it expires. How can them jiggie buffones believe that Shirley McClellan can get the slot revenue deal done with the present government when Shirley and her fantoccios couldn’t get the deal done when her paesans were in power.
What brand of cazzate will Shirley McClellan be dishing out at the emergency meeting that she summoned all her minions to at Nisku on February 23, 2016.
Where Sal came from if you continually were a failure in running your family business you didn’t call a meeting you went into hiding or else you end up on an extended vacation searching the bottom of the ocean for Jimmy Hoffa.
Sal was reviewing what Phil’s been posting for the last couple of years and his smoke signals weren’t about a new pope being selected. Oft times Phil spent too much time menare il can per l’aia, but when he keeps repeating that the rumours are that Northlands Park wants to keep the slots and dump the horses you gotta pay attention. Where’s there’s smoke there’s not only a new Pope, but usually a signal.
Will Shirley McClellan strike up a committee or will she strike up the dance band on the Titanic.
You’ll never see a statue dedicated to a committee. If a committee has 13 members they’ll come up with 13 useless ideas. Count the number of ridiculous ideas that come out of Shirley’s emergency meeting and you can calculate how full the ship of fools was.
One thing and one thing alone needs to be accomplished at this meeting. The end of the line for Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur. Time for the puppets to cut the strings and stand up on their own.
Does that unicycle Tim Reid’s been pedaling around have a reverse gear cuz he’s been doing a lot of backtracking on some of his bold initial pronouncements and starting to use words like a day when we can afford them. Any Spostata knows that it’s easier to keep the cat in the bag than stuff it back in once you’ve let it out.
Hawthorne Sal believes:
E Non sono tutte rose e violini. The thoroughbred horse racing industry in the province of Alberta is in bocca al lupo as long as Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur are in charge of the Kukla and Ollie show.
Sal heard a rumour that the group that’s most advanced in planning a new track in the Edmonton area have put their plans on hold and will only move forward when Shirley McClellan and Rick LeLacheur are no longer at Horse Racing Alberta. They kept mumbling something about last time they tried to bury the hatchet it was buried in their back.
Stayed tuned as Sal like Al Pacino is only getting started.
Sal implores you to get as many of your right thinking paesans to let Northlands Park know how stupid their plans are.
Remember it’s a toonie in the jar for each profanity uttered, written or thought about.
Like they say when you’re giving it’s the thought that counts.
Sal dropped in a Ben Franklin before he started the survey.
Sal heard that some of the Northlands Park employees have started exploring other employment opportunities. They heard that Home Depot was hiring.
Them good old boys can wave their Confederate Flags and have their toy NASCAR races cause Sal will take F1 any day of the week.
Phil would have a link to that band called The Police here. Can you imagine any goombah worth his salt liking The Police.
Sal thinks that even though the President feels he’s making the right decision on a personal level and that he’s respecting the Scalia family privacy by not attending the funeral as leader of the nation he should attend the funeral to show the family the proper respect the Nation has for Justice Scalia. Besides as the greatest catcher of all time said: Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
At least the President unlike Donald Trump knows that the Pope is Catholic.
Speaking of the Police
Sal was wondering where Ezra and the rest of his fair weather Rebels were hiding when Stephen Harper was using the same equalization welfare transfers from Alberta to buy votes in Ontario and Quebec.
Speaking of Pie In The Sky