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Originally Posted by zarathustra View Post

Heading up for the Blue-Grass Stakes? Keeneland is absolutely gorgeous. Spent too much money there in college. ha. Hopefully the construction for the BC won't be an issue. I am planning to go to the BC in late October there.

FWIW, i think it really depends on the weather which can be all over the place. IMO the safe date is the Derby to me. But if is 90 degrees and sunny, my rule can be broken. (Full disclosure: I haven't been back to KY since I left school many years ago before horse racing became popular again.)
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post

I'm much further west than Lexington... so my knowledge of race fashion is rather limited. My hunch tells me betwixt Easter and Derby most people wear pastels and thicker cottons (like khakis). Seersucker, like linen, seems to be more for the humid months which start in these parts around June. It can sometimes still be quite chilly in early spring (even sometimes getting snow at the end of march).

Thanks for the thoughts, guys! It sounds like, barring a heatwave, the seersucker is better left for another time. I'll just have to keep an eye on the weather, I suppose, although I think I'd prefer nicer cooler weather to the opportunity to wear my summer suit to the races.

I'm not certain it will actually happen, but I'm hopeful we can make it work. I think it would be a blast. I was up in March, and we went to the track. It really is pretty. They were working out the the horses while we were there, so that was cool.

Also, the track kitchen has an amazing country breakfast. I was seriously impressed, and it was super cheap.

Incidentally, the aforementioned friend visited last weekend, and he brought a ton of Kentucky swag, including two 12 packs of cans and a six pack of bottles of Ale-8. I'm currently enjoying one in your honor.
post #1322 of 5117
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So the SCOTUS just upheld the "controversially strict" Texas voter ID laws. I just do not get how everything comes back to race in the US. Critics of course say this law is racist and designed to suppress the minority and poorz vote. Now, it might actually do that, but really how do you get through life without some government ID? Canada has voter ID laws. You've got three choices: show picture ID WITH your address, show one picture ID without your address and another with your address, get someone with valid ID and is a registered voter to swear you are who you say you are.

Lots of Western countries have voter ID requirements. How does this not make sense? Christ's sake, Mexico has this:



I mention that as of course voters of Mexican ancestry are some of the alleged targets of voter suppression in Texas. Maybe liberals should stop moaning about voter ID laws and do something useful. Say, help minorities and poorz to get ID so they can participate more fully is society in general? Or is this solution too reasonable?
post #1323 of 5117
But since there's no way to prove voter fraud is happening, there's no proof it's happening!
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

But since there's no way to prove voter fraud is happening, there's no proof it's happening!

I read when closer voter registration verification was instituted in Northern Ireland the voter rolls fell by 10k. I suspect they moved to Chicago.
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So I see Bader-Ginsburg has written a "scathing" dissent and saying it's basically racist. Given this law was enacted in 2011 I bet the vast majority of these alleged 600k people without proper ID could have obtained them in the last three years with some help from SJW types. I am curious though as to how this 600k number was determined, since by definition, these folks are sort of off the grid.
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Ginsburg is an idiot.
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Well, the thing is, Repubs are no doubt pushing this (at least in part) as they figure it will suppress likely Dem voters. Just because that's at least partially why they're doing it doesn't mean the law itself is a wrong headed law. Other countries manage to not only get voters photo-ID but also manage to have far higher turn outs thus telling me that merely having voter ID laws does not make low turn out a given. Again, I would point out that SJWs could have got all of these alleged 600k people IDs in the last three years.
post #1328 of 5117
On a related note, while I have mixed feelings on a mandatory national ID (don't like the "papers please" potential), when I was in Estonia, they told us that everyone has a chip and pin style card. Using that card and readers found on their computers, they can do things like access their government records securely from a single source (instead of just entering your plaintext SSN into a million different crappy sites) or, more importantly, they can securely vote online.

Thought that was pretty neat.
post #1329 of 5117
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My favorite left-wing, Nobel prize holding, hack defends our current Nobel prize holding POTUS, in that well respected periodical of political thought, Rolling Stone.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/in-defense-of-obama-20141008

His first point of defense, Obamacare, and Kruggie is playing fast and lose with the truth:
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It's true that the Affordable Care Act will still leave millions of people in America uninsured. For one thing, it was never intended to cover undocumented immigrants, who are counted in standard measures of the uninsured. Furthermore, millions of low-income Americans will slip into the loophole Roberts created: They were supposed to be covered by a federally funded expansion of Medicaid, but some states are blocking that expansion out of sheer spite. Finally, unlike Social Security and Medicare, for which almost everyone is automatically eligible, Obamacare requires beneficiaries to prove their eligibility for Medicaid or choose and then pay for a subsidized private plan. Inevitably, some people will fall through the cracks.

So two points there. First, that "federally funded expansion" is also funded by the states and the federal funding goes away. This would be why some states do not want it as they realize that after Barry is retired and playing golf daily on Oahu the state tax payers will be funding the expansion. Second, eligibility for Medicaid was never categorical but rather required qualifying. NOTHING CHANGED there thanks to Barry whereas Kruggie is trying to make out Barry brought new responsibility to the poorz. Not so.
post #1330 of 5117
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Home grown Islamic terrorists in Canada. One drove over two soldiers, killing one, and I bet when this gunman from today is ID'ed it will be a similar story. Very sad.
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According to reports the mother of one of the guys is the "Deputy Chairperson" of the "Immigration Division" of the "Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada." Don't know what that is, but it sounds ironic.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

On a related note, while I have mixed feelings on a mandatory national ID (don't like the "papers please" potential), when I was in Estonia, they told us that everyone has a chip and pin style card. Using that card and readers found on their computers, they can do things like access their government records securely from a single source (instead of just entering your plaintext SSN into a million different crappy sites) or, more importantly, they can securely vote online.

Thought that was pretty neat.
Estonia is a pretty neat place in general.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

According to reports the mother of one of the guys is the "Deputy Chairperson" of the "Immigration Division" of the "Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada." Don't know what that is, but it sounds ironic.

That last one is actually a band.
post #1333 of 5117
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

That last one is actually a band.

From Scotland. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

From Scotland. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Like the Pogues, you mean?
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Like the Pogues, you mean?

But it's not "The Pogues of Canada."
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