Horsing Around

Horse-racing fever once again grips the country on the first Saturday in May this weekend, when 20 of the best thoroughbreds in the world line up to contest the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. LOL pays tribute to the sporting event dubbed the “greatest two minutes in sports” with a glimpse at the lighter side of the racetrack, beginning with this hilarious call at fictional The Honeymoon is Over Downs. Because of strong language, viewer discretion is advised.

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And announcer Larry Colmus calls this tongue twister at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey, in what has become a horse-racing classic. Good luck in the Derby, and please come back next Tuesday for a tour of the lighter side of life. — The Wickel

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Obama’s Gun Control Defeat

Glenn Reynolds talks to Michael Barone about President Obama’s failure to push gun control legislation through the Senate. Has Obama lost his persuasive abilities, or was he asking too much from Congress and the American people? Could the real problem be that President Obama has never encountered true dissent in his political life? Find out. H/T PJTV

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Oh, Er, Islamic…Terrorists

CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday started to say that deceased Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev had posted “Islamic videos” online before apologizing and calling them “terrorist videos.” “We know that both the CIA and the FBI were told by Russia, their counterparts, ‘You got to look at this guy, we think he’s been radicalized. We think he’s a terrorist,'” the State of the Union host told panelists. “Then we have the fact that up came these, at some point after a trip to Russia and before it, up came Islamic videos — or, I’m sorry, terrorist videos on his website. … At least one department, Homeland Security I believe, knew he’d either come or gone to Russia. And he’s putting up, you know, in praise of terrorism. Why in the world didn’t anybody think, oh, wait, this is a danger sign?”

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