Aug 092022

Huffpost – Margaritoff  – FBI Tipped Off By Informant Who Guided It To Documents In Mar-A-Lago Raid: Reports

Daily Mail – Phillips – The Mar-a-Lago ‘rat’ who tipped off the FBI about remaining documents would have to be ‘very close’ to Trump, says his former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney

Sal says that with the way demented Donald constantly flaps his yap he may have spilled the beans himself.

Los Angeles Times – Wire – Unprecedented FBI search of Trump’s home shows seriousness of information sought

Sal says that the files that demented Donald purloined from the White House may have some serious sensitive information, but there won’t be any military secrets. After demented Donald bragged to world leaders about secret US nuclear submarines to stoke his flaccid ego the military stopped telling him anything important.

Demented Donald worked for the citizens of the United States of America and those files and the information contained therein belong to the people of the United States and not demented Donald. No matter how hard the MAGA supporters try to spin this demented Donald stole property that belongs to the people of the United States.

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.

Mao Zedong

The Guardian – Lock – Donald Trump says Mar-a-Lago home ‘raided’ as FBI executes search warrant – as it happened

The Atlantic – Graham – The Mar-a-Lago Raid Proves the U.S. Isn’t a Banana Republic

The Guardian – Wolffe – Finally, Donald Trump’s misdeeds are catching up with him

Sal says that demented Donald always screams his lungs out about defamation and wrongful acts against him, yet seldom takes legal action to corrects these wrongs, but unfortunately the  MAGA supporters can’t read between the lines.

The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.

Thomas Sowell

New Yorker – Glasser and Baker – Inside the War Between Trump and His Generals

Sal says that the Atlantic and New Yorker articles are pretty good reads, but unfortunately not written at the Grade 3 level for MAGA supporters.

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

Denis Diderot

All Along The Watchtower

CNN – Scannell – Former President Donald Trump invokes Fifth Amendment rights and declines to answer questions from NY attorney general

Sal says that Trump’s continued referring to the US as a banana republic rings hollower than his head. In Banana Republics the elections are conducted at the business end of a gun and the results are obvious enough for a MAGA supporter to understand.

Sal says if Sal’s taking the fifth he’d prefer this one:

Sal was wandering if a 750 ml bottle produced in a country that allegedly disdains the metric system still qualifies as a fifth.

All Comes Crashing

When you are captain, you are never speaking for yourself.

Brian O’Driscoll


Edmonton Journal – Issawi – Risky business: Plan to move Camrose casino to Edmonton meets opposition

CTV News Mulcahy – ‘Very concerning’: Camrose casino wants to move to southeast Edmonton

Global News -MacGregor – Concerns raised over proposed relocation of Camrose Casino to south Edmonton

AGLC predicts the relocation will have a positive impact on rural charities being serviced by the new facility.

AGLC – Facility Relocation Application: Camrose Casino

Canadian Gaming Business – Great Canadian Gaming rebrands to Great Canadian Entertainment

Ooh Las Vegas

Bloodhorse – Racing Post – Robson – Fundraising Teen Hopes to Launch Riding Career

Bloodhorse – Eric Mitchell – Coolmore Partners on Gulfport, Will Stand at Ashford

SportsNet – Singh – How Field of Dreams gets to the heart of its small-town home

Sal says that while it’s nice that Singh can write an article about a small town and its place in the movie Field of Dreams as a Canadian he needs to listen to Frank and give the Canadian author W.P. Kinsella his due.


Paulick Report – Hackbarth – HISA: First Claim Voided Due To Medication Positive Met With Confusion, Resistance

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.

Yogi Berra

TDN – CHRB Revises Media Policy

The Butter Southerner – Kay – Florida Gothic

Garden and Gun – Hodges and Hereford – How Mason Hereford Makes the Ultimate Tomato Sandwich

Sal says that you could grow a tomato while he’s blabbing.

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.

Lewis Grizzard

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Brian O’Driscoll

The difference between a bland tomato and great one is immense, much like the difference between a standard, sliced white bread and a crusty, aromatic sourdough.

Yotam Ottolenghi

Bloodhorse – Joe Perez – Rich Strike Works at Churchill, Readies for Travers

The Hockey News Ellis – NHL 23 Wishlist: 10 Things We Want to See

The Globe and Mail – Tait – Alberta drops plan to force online university to move employees to Athabasca

The Ringer – Baumann – ‘A League of Their Own’ Would Be Better if Its Characters Were Worse

SportsNet – Rutherford – Serena’s send-off: Canada says goodbye to an incomparable champion

Los Angeles Times – Goldberg – Column: The creepy battle over Charles Manson’s paltry estate

The Ringer – Phillips – ‘22 Goals’: Diego Maradona, 1986 World Cup in Mexico

Sports Illustrated – Lyons – Trevor Bauer Faces Sexual Battery Allegations in New Countersuit

Sal says that no matter what spin the NFL and NFLPA try to put on Deshaun Watson’s knuckle rap suspension MLB got the message and suspended Bauer for 2 years.

Texas Monthly – Dille – The Unlikely Rise of Slim Pickins, the First Black-Owned Outdoors Retailer in the Country

Major Kong

Horse Racing Nation – Greer – Barn Tour: Diodoro looks to fall campaign after ‘rough road’

Assiniboia Downs – August 9, 2022

Scroll to race 3 and watch a replay of Sheldon Chickeness giving another favourite the same cheating ride. Sal says that for the good of thoroughbred racing in Canada Sheldon needs to be kicked out.

Sweet Home Alabama


Bloodhorse – Kieckhefer – Arlington Million Relocates to Louisville With New Look

Sal says that new is synonymous with degraded in that headline. The Euros are what added the pizazz to the Arlington and Beverly D and without them the races are warm flat beer. Sal says that probably some Englishman out there is saying what’s wrong with warm flat beer.

Bloodhorse – Gash – Records Shattered at The Saratoga Sale

TDN – Martini and DeBernardis – $2.3-Million Gun Runner Colt Tops Record-Crashing Saratoga Sale

Bloodhorse – Crosby – Flay’s Saratoga Success Continues With $2M Curlin Filly


Paulick Report – Voss – Racing Media Push Back After CHRB Staff Demands They Be Licensed

Bloodhorse – Angst – NTWAB Opposes CHRB’s Licensing Requirements for Media

Thoroughbred Racing Commentary – Hayward – New York state of mind: why it’s a big weekend for state-breds in Saratoga Springs

Acadian Driftwood

National Post – Frank Stronach: Canadian values should be incorporated into school curricula

Sal says that five will get you ten that Frank’s Canadian values include thoroughbred racing and betting.

The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it’s doing in the Maritimes.

Tommy Douglas

The Canada Guide

Sal says that most Canadian craft beer drinkers know that the 49th Parallel and Parallel 49 are craft brewers but have no idea that the 49th parallel forms the border between Canada and the US for most of the western provinces. And some Tragically Hip fans think they know that the Great Plains begin at the 100th meridian.

Gimme Sympathy

TSN – Maple Leafs great Salming diagnosed with ALS

Canada’s National Observer – Why farmers are the freedom convoy’s next act

Mr. Farmer

ESPN – Legwald – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says evidence calls for at least full-year suspension for Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson

Sports Illustrated – Perez – Goodell: Deshaun Watson’s Behavior Was ‘Egregious,’ ‘Predatory’

ESPN – Why Mad Dog is Fed Up With KD

The Ringer – Mahoney – Kevin Durant’s Ultimatum and the Cost of Doing Business

Sal heard a rumour that Brooklyn was planning to change its team name to the Clusterfucks, except that the NFL team in Cleveland had already beat them to it.

Front Office Sports – Perez – Federal Judge Denies Injunction Sought by 3 LIV Golf Participants

Winnipeg Free Press – George – Williams – Enthusiasm carries the day


Giving money and power to the government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

P. J. O’Rourke

SportsNet – Andrea Skinner appointed interim chair of Hockey Canada’s board of directors

Sal says that with Skinner having twiddled her thumbs on the board when the impugned decisions were made she should have be shown the door just like the rest of the Board and the Executives. What the fuck is her call to fame. Sitting on her ass while the Board makes bad decision after bad decision.

Where does the responsibility lie when you appoint a Board member who failed in their duties as a Board member to be the interim chair.

Get out the brooms.

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

Thomas Sowell

Sal says that Jennifer Jones would have been a better decision. Sal says he’s watched Jennifer clean house a few times. Bring along her lead and second for their experience.

Sal says that the responsibility for Hockey Canada lies with the current Minister of Sport – The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, MP, but to use horse racing parlance she seems to be a cross of the Buckpasser and Spend a Buck lines, not great traits for an MP or Minister. Sal says that with a little help from Frank the Canadian Government might get Awesome Again. And he was only a Deputy Minister.

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Sal says that the interim chair should be a lawyer or accountant from one of Canada’s top receivership firms and the interim chair should remove the board and replace them with a few left and right wingers and maybe a centre.

The Buck stops here.

Henry S Truman motto

Keep Me Hangin on

Paulick Report – Runhappy Owner Jim ‘Mattress Mack’ McIngvale Pitching In With Kentucky Flood Relief Efforts

Garden and Gun – House – Pulled from the Flood

Man On The Moon

Bloodhorse – Ehalt and Wilkin – Skippylongstocking Enters Travers Picture

Bloodhorse – Ain’t Life Grand Arrives in Saratoga for Travers


Paulick Report – Kent Desormeaux Suspended 60 Days; Could Return In Fall

Paulick Report – Migliore: Irad Ortiz’s ‘Unnecessary’ Jockeying Took Credit Away From Life Is Good

Good music is very close to primitive language.

Denis Diderot

The Weight

Paulick Report – Letter To The Editor: Zedan Attorney Responds To Paulick Report Story On Medina Spirit OOCT

SportsNet – Nurse, LeBlanc among group that will study, advise on women’s pro sport in Canada

Sal says that they’re missing the sports betting representative.

Love is a Losing Game

Canadian Gaming Business – BetRivers signs up Canadian sports broadcaster Natasha Staniszewski as brand ambassador

FiveThirtyEight – Dowsett – The NBA Is Turning To Wearable Sensors To Prevent Player Injuries

SportsNet – Bukala – Scout’s Analysis: 2023 NHL Draft class looking elite after Hlinka Gretzky Cup

Ooh Las Vegas

Sports Illustrated – Breer – Aaron Rodgers Talks Gratitude, Reconciliation With the Packers and His State of Mind

ESPN – NFL says Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ use of ayahuasca didn’t violate drug policy

Magic Carpet Ride

Sal says that Rodgers should be expecting a call from Johnny Depp.

Sports Business Journal – Watson suspension heads to Peter Harvey, but legal battle may just be starting

Andscape – Brey – Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was praised for hiring Black coaches. Then he got sued for discrimination.

The Guardian – Serena Williams announces she will retire from tennis after glittering career

BBC – Cabral – Sania Khan: She TikToked her divorce, then her husband killed her

Keep Me Hangin On

SportsNet – Nets owner responds to latest report on Durant’s trade request

Sal says that Durant’s most recent tirade exemplifies what a fucking stoopid entitled spoiled brat athlete he is. If Joe Tsai has any balls he would put Durant on waivers and if some team steps up use the cap money on a free agent next summer or ride out the storm until next year’s trade deadline and use the leverage then.

BBC – Gillett and Murphy – Olivia Newton-John: Tributes to Grease star and singer dies aged 73

Tiny Dancer

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

Aldous Huxley

Bloomberg – Morpurgo and Vanuzzo- Domino’s Pizza Quits Italy After Locals Shun American Pies

TSN – CP – Trainer: Oaks winner Moira to run in $1-million Queen’s Plate

Hawthorne Sal

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