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New York Times: Obamacare frees us from our jobs

Yeah, when I first read this, I had to keep checking that it wasn’t written by someone from the Soviet Union’s old state-sponsored Pravda propaganda rag. But, no it’s the New York Times editorial board, writing a piece that would bring tears of joy to the eyes of Paul Joseph Goebbels. Apparently, the Obamacare-inspired unemployment […]

Belmont Preview: Longshots to Consider

Here are the rounded payouts for the Belmont Stakes for $2 wagered for win, exacta and trifecta tickets for the last eight years. W Ex Tri Union Rags $8 31 556 Ruler on Ice 51 928 8,268 Drosselmeyer 29 144 766 Summer Bird 26 121 295Show More Summary

As Above, So Below: Bain Capital, Freebooter & Free-Rider

Drip… drip… drip. That rabble-rousing socialist rag the Financial Times investigates, and discovers “an early deal by Bain Capital marked by unlawful suppression of a pilot’s union”: The first leg of Mitt Romney’s journey to a private equity fortune ran between Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas and the Tonopah Test Range, deep in [...]

The Most Pitiful Belmont Recap Ever

Last Saturday, of course, was the Belmont Stakes. The final jewel in the coveted Triple Crown. And we all know the drama that unfolded: I'll Have Another scratched and retired; Union Rags squeaking along the rail, edging out PaytnerShow More Summary

Union Rags preparing for rest of the year

2 years agoSports : Game On!

Union Rags came to New York as a Belmont Stakes hopeful. He returned home to Fair Hill, Md., as the top 3-year-old in training.

Belmont Stakes’ Ratings Up 13% From 2011

Despite the last-minute pullout of Triple Crown-hopeful I’ll Have Another, NBC’ broadcast of the Belmont Stakes, which was won by Union Rags, drew a 5.4 overnight rating/13 share for the race portion, up 13% from last year’s race on NBC and up 74% from the 2010 race on ABC. Show More Summary

Debates, Controversy Good For Horse Racing

Fact: Mike Smith made a decision to open up the rail in the Belmont Stakes yesterday aboard Paynter, giving Union Rags enough room to win the race. The margin was so small that it is doubtful that Union Rags would have won if he had to swing out instead. Show More Summary

Belmont Stakes Unofficial Chart

If you’re looking for the normal chart stuff — e.g., “UNION RAGS stalked the pace along the inside, awaited room in the stretch, found a seam, closed inside in time that would embarrass a glacier, and narrowly proved best under a drive,” or something like that — you won’t find it here. But once in … Continue reading »

Sunday’s News

Sunday's News: Obama Leaks, Thune on Short List, Gulf Flooding, Chemical War in Syria?, Union Rags Wins Belmont, Matthew McConaughey Marries

Heat, Sharapova and Union Rag win, Carrie Underwood supports gay marriage

Heat, Sharapova and Union Rag win, Carrie Underwood supports gay marriage | Source: Rickey.org | The X Factor | The Voice | American Idol Heat, Sharapova and Union Rag win, Carrie Underwood supports gay marriage | Source: Rickey.org | The X Factor | The Voice | American Idol Sharapova Wins French Open (Daily Beast) – Career grand slam. Show More Summary

Union Rags Wins Belmont Stakes, Beats Out Paynter

Union Rags narrowly beat Paynter at the line in a photo finish, winning Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, the third leg in the Triple Crown. While Saturday’s race was overshadowed by the absence of I’ll Have Another, the stallion who won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, Union Rags and the rest of the field [...]Show More Summary

Belmont Stakes 2012: Union Rags wins out over Paynter

Union Rags, the 5-2 second choice behind Dullahan, barely nabbed the first-place finish at the end of the race with Paynter taking an early lead out of the gate.

Union Rags nips Paynter to win Belmont Stakes

Union Rags picked up where I'll Have Another left off — coming from behind to catch at Bob Baffert-trained horse at the finish in a Triple Crown race.

Union Rags pulls ahead at the last second to win The Belmont Stakes

The Associated Press reports: Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish Saturday to win the Belmont Stakes, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another, who was retired with an injury the day before. The finish was another thriller in the final le …

Union Rags Nips Paynter to Win Belmont Stakes

Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, beating a field without Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another who was retired with an injury.

Union Rags Wins Belmont

The departure of I'll Have Another and thus the lack of a Triple Crown bid turned the Belmont Stakes today into just another horse race, but it still proved to be a dandy. Union Rags nipped Paynter at the wire in a photo finish. A crowd of 85,811 cheered...

The Fastest Two Minutes In Sports Preceded By The Slowest Four Hours In Sports

The 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will begin at 6:24. Among the favorites in the 138th running of the Derby are Union Rags, trained by Michael Matz of Barbaro fame, at 9-2; Bodemeister, 7-1; Gemologist, 8-1; Take Charge Indy,....

Derby Day!

Ladies and gentlemen, start your mint juleps. Here’s Smooth Bobby Farley’s Derby picks: Union Rags Alpha Take Charge Indy Take it to the bank. Do not take to any reputable bank.  Will resemble actual order of finish only coincidentally.    

Leave It To Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie To Honeymoon Before Their Wedding Day

The gossip rags will have to keep an eye on this couple though as with the traditional rule book out the window, the two are celebrating their union anyway they like -- such a post-engagement pre-wedding exotic honeymoon. More » Post from: Mommyish

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