Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Takei Moment

A bill passed Friday by the Tennessee Senate would forbid public school teachers and students in grades kindergarten through eight from discussing the fact that some people are gay. This has caused student protests in Tennessee. George Takei, who played Lt. Sulu in the original Star Trek series and in subsequent films, has made an offer - just use his surname instead of the word "gay". If I were living in Tennessee, then I could safely proclaim that I support Takei marriage - with George and his partner's whole-hearted support.
I guess that Nedi became a full-fledged cat, or warrior, or hunter, yesterday. He caught and killed a baby English sparrow after a very loud and violent hail-, rain-, and lightning storm. Lightning struck one of the HVAC units on top of the hotel behind us, and the light and thunder was extremely impressive. The kits hid inside a box in the closet for 45 minutes after the strike.
In looking at the results of yesterday's Black Eyed Susans, one should also keep in mind that it was set up as a handicap race. Both Hot Summer and Wyomia were carrying 6 pounds more than their three competitors, as both had previously won a Stakes race. Still, Royal Delta was an impressive sight, rolling down the stretch and winning by over 2 lengths in her Stakes debut.
The Preakness is race number 12 on today's card; post time is 6:18 p.m. EDT. NBC will be covering the race live. All of the colts will carry 126 pounds for the 1 and 3/16 miles. Today's Preakness is as wide open as the Kentucky Derby was - it's possible for any one of the 14 entries to win. I'll blog again, after the race.

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