Prior to their appearance at the Governor’s Mansion last Thursday night the well know team of Bob Baffert and Mike Smith were hosted at a noon luncheon at the Carson Valley Inn by owner Mike Pegram. The event was attended by some 75 people including the writer.
Pegram, who is the owner of CVI, and Baffert have a long relationship in the sport of horse racing. Smith is a famous jockey who has won the Triple Crown for Baffert aboard the horse Justified.
Pegram started the festivities by thanking those in attendance and introducing the speakers. After a three course luncheon Baffert and Smith were seated on a small stage with the CVI MC. In his opening remarks Baffert noted that if it wasn’t for Pegram he might still be training quarter horses. Apparently when the two first met Pegram was successful in converting Baffert to thoroughbred racing.
The trio on stage entertained for over an hour with Baffert and Smith playing off one another in a number of humors stories. Baffert noted at one time he had dreams of being a jockey himself but as he grew too big the dream faded. Following their talk they conducted an interesting and sometimes humorous questions and answer***.
CIVIL WAR ERUPTS. A full fledge confrontation has finally come to pass between blabbermouth Ocasio-Cortez and speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi. The conflict was started with AOC calling Pelosi a racist because of her verbal attacks on freshman congress women of color. Pelosi fired back by stating that the tweeting freshman’s have no followers but themselves. Many people regard the volatile AOC as the real speaker of the house do to her enormous press coverage by the liberal media. Washington has never seen the potential implosion of the Democrats as is signaled by the AOCPelosi imbroglio.
In addition to the House fight the 20 odd Democrat Presidential candidates are beginning to sharpen their knives against one another. The long knives are out for the leader, Joe Biden, who continues to apologize for everything except for being born. Apologizing for being an old white guy he is pandering for the black vote and has suggested that if he is elected Russia would not dare to interfere with elections on his watch. His memory must be slipping since the previous proven Russian interference in the 2016 campaign did occur on his and Obama’s watch. Biden and Buttigieg must be smoking the same stuff since both have come out advocating the release of half the people in prison. Presently Buttigieg is having a lot of trouble conducting the running of his Mayoral city, South Bend, Indiana. There is so much unrest in his home town that he has seen his Presidential numbers slip recently***.
WOMENS SOCCER TEAM. The victorious USA Women’s team garnered mixed reviews on their winning the world cup. On the positive side their athletic ability and physical prowess was lauded and their post-game public appearances were demeaned. Leader of the group was the purple haired player who sided with our Colin Kaepernick in calling for social justice and equal pay. She has stated she and some of her team mates will not accept the invitation to the Trump White House. At the New York ticker tape parade Mayor DE Blasio used the occasion to further his Presidential Campaign and sided with the members of the team in their call for social justice***.
EPSTEIN CASE. Washington was shaken to its roots last week with the indictment of billionaire Jeffery Epstein on sex trafficking charges. One of the results of the case was the announcement that the Secretary of Labor Acosta was stepping down because of his involvement in a previous Epstein arrest and sentencing. The main feature of the current indictment was that Epstein led a sex trafficking ring that featured an assault on underage girls. One of those girls chose to come forward after the charges were brought and noted that Epstein had forcibly raped her when she was 14.
The liberal press was at its finest when it accosted President Trump of entertaining Epstein in Florida some 15 years ago. In fact Trump had thrown Epstein out of his Florida residence because of his inappropriate actions. What the media chose to gloss over was the fact that President Clinton had taken some 26 trips aboard Epstein’s private plane. In fact the Clinton camp issued a statement that said Bill had only taken 4 trips and at the same time that camp was busy erasing pictures of Bill and Jeffery on the internet.