Here's a great sky map you can update to the minute from heavens-above.com.
From the comments at instapundit.com: Simple logic: if jumping the border fence makes you a citizen then jumping the White House fence should make you president.
The winner of the 69th Little Brown Jug was Limelight Beach, pacing his two trips in 1.51 and 1:50.4. He's the first horse to spend the year winless and then come in and take the Jug. Trainer Ron Burke, new to the horse this summer, gave credit to the development done by his previous trainer, Brian Brown. "He had this horse for two years; I had him for three months," Burke said generously.
Visitors came from as far away as Ireland and Canada. The Columbus Dispatch published some stunning photos of the race.
It's over for this year. Time to chain those rusty lawnchairs to the fence to save your spot again for next year.
Happy Constitution Day. From the linked article in the Washington Post: ' "... the basic rules that govern the interactions of 300 million of us can be reduced to a text short enough that we could all carry it with us,” said Akhil Amar, author of “America’s Constitution: A Biography” and a professor at Yale Law School. “That we could all actually read it if we wanted to.” '
The Little Brown Jug will be raced Thursday, Sept. 18th, still in its original location in Delaware, Ohio. Tens of thousands of people will crowd the fairgrounds to see the horses compete in the nation's most coveted race for pacers. You can listen to podcasts of all the races at the Little Brown Jug radio network. Say what you will about announcer Roger Huston's flamboyant race calling, I have to admit it never gets old, hearing him sing out, "Iiit's Millllllllller Time!" as David Miller returns to the winner's circle for yet another win, as he did in the 11th race Wednesday, driving TSM Gabby Warbucks. If only I'd bet him to win instead of to show ...
“If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
Always a good reminder, which I saw recently at Terry Teachout's blog About Last Night, which never fails to provide something worth reading. Or hearing, or seeing. It's an ever-changing mixture of musical snippets, theater reviews and glimpses of Teachout's favorite art pieces.
Amity Shlaes, in her biography Coolidge, details Warren Harding's inaugural speech, "America must not expect too much or experiment too much, he said. He warned against change for its own sake ... 'No altered system will work a miracle,' he said, 'Any wild experiment will only add to the confusion. Our best assurance lies in efficient administration of our proven system.' "