Jay Hovdey

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Mon Oct 21
2013
Jay Hovdey
This is funny. Not ha-ha funny, like “Blazing Saddles” campfire scene funny. But sad funny, without real harmful consequences, and stupidly embarrassing to no good end. It started on Sunday, innocently enough, like this:
Thu Sep 19
2013
Jay Hovdey
Oooh, a mystery. How we do love us a mystery. Item No.4 on the agenda for the Thursday, Sept. 19, meeting of the California Horse Racing Board was a request from Santa Anita Park management to amend its license application for the upcoming autumn meet “to permit the conduct of a non-Thoroughbred race on the Breeders’ Cup undercard on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.”
Sun Jul 14
2013
Jay Hovdey
A pox on the Associated Press. A painful, festering pox on the Associated Press and on their enablers, The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, for the photograph chosen to illustrate the on-line verson of this story on The Times-Picayune site -- http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/07/lake_charles_drug_sting_leads.html -- about cyrstal meth busts in the Lake Charles region of Southwest Louisiana that involved several people connected in some way to “horse racing.”
Wed May 29
2013

In Vain

10:18PM
Jay Hovdey
The horror…the horror Kurt Vonnegut, a wise and funny man, wrote in his 1990 novel “Hocus Pocus” that “profanity and obscenity entitle people who don't want unpleasant information to close their ears and eyes to you.”
Mon May 20
2013
Jay Hovdey