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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I have been captivated by this woman recently. Neko Case.

She is also the lead singer with the band The New Pornographers. I saw her recently in Raleigh give a solo concert. She sells herself as an alternative Country Rocker. She is all that and more...

Kentucky is on the rise. Watch out you candy bottoms in powder blue...you are in the cross hairs.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Let us call it what it is...stealing.



Danger lurks in the following articles. The worst thing that could happen is if the Obama administration were to upend property rights and make contracts and what they mean unenforceable. Altering the laws of bankruptcy and who gets what and when is a dangerous precedent. Stay tuned. More is on the way. I hope the Chrysler bond holders take this all the way to the Supreme Court. We'll see how much empathy they get there. Stealing from bond holders moves us closer to Zimbabwe than ever before. Where do you think the loanable funds will come from next time someone issues bonds? If bond holders can not count on the protection of the law, maybe the loanable funds will come from Candyland?

http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/11/chrysler-bankruptcy-mortgage-opinions-columnists-epstein.html

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/05/10/david-fum-quick-fix-today-crisis-tomorrow-in-obama-s-white-house.aspx



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Monday, May 25, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Read Krauthammer and you know what to think.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/21/AR2009052103680.html?wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter

Dr. Rothman hits the bull's eye.



My colleague and friend Phil Rothman has started forecasting the weekly unemployment insurance claims numbers at the web site below. As he explains, the last six recessions have ended within 8 weeks of this series reaching its peak. This is a site worth keeping a close eye on...if this relation holds up, you'll know the recession has bottomed out and recovery has started here first.


http://core.ecu.edu/econ/rothmanp/ui_forecasts.htm

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

It is going to happen again.

If you think that was the last bubble in the course of economic history, you need to never touch another drop.


www.nytimes.com/2009/05/17/magazine/17wwln-lede-t.html?_r=1

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Preakness Day. Can "Mine that Bird" do it?

I dunno, but I'll probably be playing against. Here is the classic horse players' song...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Warrior's Reward does it again.

My degenerate horse race gambling buddies and I keyed Warrior's Reward in the early Pick 4 last Friday on Kentucky Oaks Day. Sure enough he won.


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Then Calvin Borel climbs aboard Miss Isella and clobbers One Caroline who was at 3-5. Watch the crazy goof go down on the rail and get pounded, but smashes One Caroline at 9-1. I had the ALL in the fourth race of the Pick 4, so this was beautiful.

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Think I was smart enough to have Calvin in the Derby? I was alive in the Pick 4 going into the Derby. The 50 cent Pick 4 paid $10,221.15. Not a chance. Like my dad used to say, "Son, a dreamer lives to dream."

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I still love this guy.

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Me and Mikka.




My dog Mikka as a tiny little puppy. Dogs make life worth living.

A simple prayer: "Dear God, help me to be the man my dog thinks I am."

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The First Saturday in May.



Ok boys and girls, here are the old professor's rules of horse race gambling that have been purchased in blood and treasure over the years. Do yourself a favor and apply them to life. You'll get farther faster. Remember you heard it here first.

I am hard core handicapping. Good luck to all on Derby Day!

Professor Trackman's Rules of Horserace Gambling:


1. Do your handicapping for yourself.
2. If you can’t take the losses don’t bet.
3. Greed Kills.
4. Winners correct their mistakes next time out. Losers bet bigger trying to cover…which will never cover in the end.
5. Never get too high or too low.
6. Scared money don’t win.
7. Women and booze don’t mix with horses.
8. Don’t bet a beaten favorite coming back trying to do something he has never done before, anything.
9. Exotic bets should supplement straight bets and never supplant them.
10. Every time that gate opens, expect to be humbled.

My childhood hero: Mr. Ed.

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