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  1. Never made sense

    No untried horse is worth that much. He was bought as a yearling from his breeder for $425,000 and put into the Keeneland yearling sale where a bidding war broke out between a sheik and a British...
  2. Thread: Chainsaws....

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    Nice job

    Put it right where you wanted it. Nice job.
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    Dems didn't do due diligence

    The Democrats should have done their due diligence and known that AIG had contracts to pay bonuses. The time to scream was before they voted, not after.

    There are disasters like this in every bill...
  4. Change the law now

    The fact that the best swimmer in history is a pothead kind of undermines the "aimless" argument, doesn't it? The best player on the New York Jets recently tested positive for pot too.

    With our...
  5. Thread: Big Brown??

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    Rank and hot

    He wanted to run and his jock had to hold him back from running up on the winner's heels early in the race. He spent the first third of a mile being strongly restrained, went out over another horse's...
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    Buzzy's

    How long has it been since they closed Buzzy's at the bottom of Charles Street?
    Almost anything off that menu was gross but leave the wrappers in the car and come out on a summer morning and you'd...
  7. Thread: Random Beers

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    Paper City Brewery

    is the name of the Holyoke brewery and everything I've tried from them has been good, particularly the Ireland Parish Golden Ale.
    Another favorite is the Long Trail Double Bag, a 7.2 percent alcohol...
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    Hey Twiddle Tips

    or whatever your name is, keep this in mind:
    If you're going to go on a consecutive-game losing streak, it's better to do it in August than in the last four games of the American League Championship...
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    Good point, Paul

    Definitely not an attack but an involuntary spasm caused by something akin to what makes us produce adrenalin: sudden fear for its safety.
    Trailboss, as a former professional line maker, I would say...
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    Poll: If you ain't breaking

    the law or regulations, I don't care what you do in the woods or what your philosophy is.
    We share the taxpayer-supported woods with people who have all kinds of different goals in their usage. I...
  11. Thread: NHL Playoffs

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    I don't know, BOBR

    Do you think the kids are old enough for that kind of subject matter?
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    Google Owen Lattimore. McCarthy's decline was...

    Google Owen Lattimore.
    McCarthy's decline was accelerated after he hooked up with Roy Cohn.
    There's a couple of names to get you going.
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    All true

    A decidedly mixed record that is not nowadays presented as such. It's almost like the devil who walked the earth rather than a complicated person whose single-minded focus addressed a serious...
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    McCarthy was the noncomformist. When he started,...

    McCarthy was the noncomformist. When he started, he was rebuffed by Truman and Sec. of State Acheson. It wasn't until he was proven right again and again and again about communists that Acheson...
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    Agreement, at last

    I knew if I hung around for several years and thousands of threads, riverc0il and I would agree on something!
    Double Bag is great and it's the fast lane to a heavy buzz. Try a long hike on a hot...
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    As bad as I felt about the Garden being replaced,...

    As bad as I felt about the Garden being replaced, even I realized it had come to the end of its useful business life.
    It was in the Garden that I asked my wife to marry me and we were regulars...
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    "New Jersey has had problems too more because of...

    "New Jersey has had problems too more because of development encroaching on the AT in a narrow corridor."
    Though it comes as a surprise to some people, New Jersey has been a developed state for a...
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    "Then he'd tie it to a tree, and procede to kick...

    "Then he'd tie it to a tree, and procede to kick the crap out of it."
    What a visual! I imagine the Gerry Cooney left hook to the liver was particularly effective.
    How bad do you have to beat up a...
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    My dad was "stationed"

    at Chester-Blandford State Forest and built bridges, etc. there. Then, he got drafted.
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    Watch for the engagement notice

    He has a girlfriend and two kids and she wants to get married in a Catholic church so he couldn't divorce Terri.
    One area I'd like to see addressed is whether Michael Schiavo met Jody before Terri's...
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    FDR reputation slipping

    All the time I was growing up, the government, the schools and the media were under the control of the liberals and FDR was held up as a saint, the man who pulled us through the Depression and led us...
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    Rivercoil wrote:

    "my hope is it does get worse. i hope it gets so bad the whole thing collapses in on itself."

    Earlier in this thread, he argued with me when I said his words were unpatriotic and gave comfort to...
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    Rest in peace

    One after another of the pro-death lobby urges us to "let her rest in peace."
    For God's sake people, a disabled woman who wasn't dying was starved to death at the request of her bigamist husband,...
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    Good catch

    I didn't notice. Nice catch. She has a beautiful voice.
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    I said I was done

    But you had to provoke me. I can't think of a better way to put it than you did. You are running around in intellectual circles trying to justify giving aid to the enemy. We had our national...
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