144th Running of the Kentucky Derby

At about 4:46pm this afternoon Edmonton time, the 2018 Kentucky Derby will be run. As always, Third Edge of the Sword is happy to participate with mint juleps, funky hats, and making fun of that faggot NBC Sports puts on their Derby pre-show.

This year will feature a couple minor differences from previous years, a couple surprises including actual betting on the event. Can the current favourite Justify be the first horse since the Chester Arthur administration to win the Derby after skipping out on racing last year? Will a Middle Eastern horse finally win it all this year? Can an Albertan die from over-consumption of mint juleps?

With race time looming, here's my unofficial picks for the fastest two minutes in sports other than that time an NFL negro was caught stealing phone chargers from hotel lobbies:

Win: Magnum Moon
Place: Justify
Show: Bolt d'Oro
4-3-2-1: Audible



Partisan committee acted partisanly...

On an unrelated note, as Mike Pompeo is sworn in as Secretary of State I find myself thinking about all the Trump appointments that still haven't been ratified. At first the left denied there was anything of the sort that the the procedural delays were normal, now they openly brag about how awesome they are for this unprecedented maneuver. If these choices were really as bad as they said and be so unsuccessful wouldn't they want these people in place in order to cause the Trump Administration to create chaos with their policies and lead to big gains in November? Isn't the fact that so many picks have been stalled an indication that they would do a bangup job?