Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I'm The Decider

President Bush has been getting a lot of flak over his "I'm the decider" statement he made. I had myself a small chuckle over this whole thing. Yes, decider is a real word, and yes, he did use it correctly. When I heard his statement, I imagined him saying that exact phrase to his daughters when they were misbehaving. Late nite TV comedians have had a hay day with this topic, and I am guilty of getting amusement at the expense of our President. I like President Bush, I voted for him. But, sometimes stuff is just too damn funny, and 'the decider' statement was one of them! So, you can imagine that my family is tired of hearing 'I'm the decider' out of my mouth when I am feeling harrassed. Its been my favorite quote for the last 4 days and I am using when it is warranted. There you have it, I am the decider at my homestead......

The field, in order of post-position selection, is:

A.P. Warrior, Bob and John, Sharp Humor, Barbaro, Showing Up, Point Determined, Deputy Glitters, Private Vow, Bluegrass Cat, Steppenwolfer, Sinister Minister, Seaside Retreat, Sweetnorthernsaint, Cause to Believe, Lawyer Ron, Brother Derek, Storm Treasure, Flashy Bull, Keyed Entry and Jazil.

I like Steppenwolfer. One thing that makes him a strong Derby contender is the fact that in his 7 dirt races, he’s always finished in the money, at distances from 7 furlongs to 1 and 1/8 miles, and his breeding says he will be more effective at 1 and 1/4 miles. Having run in fields of 10 or more in his last three starts, he’s already had to overcome crowding problems and wide trips, so he has already been thru a lot of the problems he may encounter in the Derby.

This year's Derby looks like a good one. Be sure to watch!


Blogger brian said...

I have to admit I have not been following the Derby fields this year. Thanks for the comment, nothing like agate hunting in the U.P. is there?

1:43 PM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

nothing like it, aye?

2:07 PM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

I can't wait for the derby! Now that I am no longer playing mommy, I am going to try to go over my favorites again, in case it is rainy this weekend.

No way am I going to wear a derby hat, either. My host already is requiring me to wear a dress! That I can deal with...not so sure about the hat.

The pains I go through to be able to hang out with the important people. Geesh.

4:33 PM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

eww, Derby hats are ugly and I dislike dresses but sometimes they are a necessity. I hope you have a blast!

5:59 PM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

my money is on Steppenwolfer, he has the talent. What about his fued w/ lawyer ron? should be a good race.

9:29 PM  
Blogger Magnolia said...

My late Hubby George...we went to the Derby every year clubhouse part ) and I loved the hats and dresses ,etc...we were lucky enough to have box seats at Gulfstream,Aquaduct,Pimlico, Belmont, etc. It was such a happy time in my life. I got to meet some of the jockeys,see the care the horses recieved. I miss it...I have narrowed down watching it on tv to just the triple crown run,tho.

10:25 PM  
Blogger BarnGoddess said...

cool magnolia! I bet youve seen some very nice are so lucky : ) I worked at Remington Park may years ago, when I first moved to Oklahoma-it was awesome.

7:59 AM  

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