Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We remember Warren Spahn (1921-2003)

Related image
We remember one of the great left handed pitchers in major league history.  

Warren Spahn was born on this day in 1921 in Buffalo, New York.  He joined the Boston Braves in 1942 and moved to Milwaukee with the team for the 1953 season.   
It was in Milwaukee that he got to play with Lew Burdette, Eddie Matthews and Henry Aaron.   They won the 1957 World Series and the 1958 NL pennant.

His numbers were awesome:  363 wins, 3.09 ERA, 382 complete games, 5,243 innings pitched and 63 shutouts.   He pitched no-hitters in 1960 and 1961.   He was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1973.

Spahn's greatest pitching performance may have been a 1-0 loss to Juan Marichal in 1963.  He pitched 16 innings before giving up a HR to Willie Mays.

Spahn died in 2003!






Tags: Warren Spahn  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

1954: # 1 of 755 for Hank Aaron



Image result for henry aaron 1954 images
We remember Henry, or Hank, Aaron today.    

He hit # 1 off Vic Raschi of the Cardinals.  

Aaron was the last of the Negro League players to play in the majors.   

He hit # 1 of 755!

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Tags: Henry Aaron hit # 1 in 1954 To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

April 23, 1564: We believe that William Shakespeare was born on this day


We say happy birthday to the great British author.    

We believe that he was born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564.

No one knows for sure because birth records were not always reliable.   

We do know that he died on April 23, 1616 when he was only 52.  

Well, let’s wish him a happy birthday anyway!   
PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Tags: William Shakespeare 1564  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

We remember Roy Orbison (1936-88)



Image result for roy orbison images
Roy Orbison was born on this day in 1936 in Vernon, Texas.

He was one of the great voices of rock.  In fact, John Lennon was a huge fan of his vocal style.  He died in 1988.   

Most people remember him for "Pretty woman", a great # 1 song from 1964.    It also came back big with the soundtrack of the movie by the same name:


Tags: Roy Orbison  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday's show: Trump and tax returns plus Kate Smith and other stories

Trump and tax returns plus Kate Smith and other stories 04/22 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

The Democrats and Trump's tax returns......'God bless America' and Kate Smith......Earth Day and Lenin's birthday........Glen Campbell 1936-2017........and other stories..........click to listen:





Tags: Trump and tax returns plus Kate Smith and other stories To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

Monday's video: Trump and tax returns



Tags: Trump and tax returns To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

Beto wasn’t specific in 2018 either


Related image
The Dallas Morning News endorsed Beto O'Rourke last year.  They even paraphrased the Declaration of Independence to make their case:   
When, in the course of human events, a people become so divided among themselves that they can no longer engage in meaningful political discourse or even remain civil to one another, it is time to take bold steps forward.
So they endorsed the guy who will brings us together by taking your AR-15 away, defend late term abortion, and introducing articles of impeachment. 

Since then, the paper has written more and more articles about how unspecific Beto is running for President.

Check out their front page story from Sunday:   
Five weeks into his presidential campaign, Beto O'Rourke still hasn't shaken the rap that he's a bit of a lightweight.
There are no white papers. He's delivered no major policy speeches. The section of his campaign website devoted to "vision" reads like a cut-and-paste version of comments he delivers on the stump -- more flowery eloquence than nitty-gritty.
You mean that the editorial staff just figured that out?

Later on, the article tells us this:   
Even on immigration, a marquee issue for O’Rourke, his tendency toward lofty rhetoric in lieu of specificity can fuel a perception that he’s more talk than action.
Really? More talk than action?   

The Dallas Morning News must be having second thoughts or losing readers or both.  I can tell you that the newspaper is getting lighter every morning I pick it up.

In the meantime, we can confirm that this the same unspecific Beto that drove around Texas saying nothing for two years.


P.S.  You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.


--------------------
Tags: Beto wasn’t specific in 2018 either
 To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

Please listen to my show on BlogTalk Radio



Please listen and share this with your friends:


The old "Little Women" is still great


Yes, "Little women" is your quintessential "chick flick".    Nevertheless, it is a very good story.

The 1949 version, with Meg (Janet Leigh), Jo (June Allyson), Amy (Elizabeth Taylor), Beth (Margaret O'Brien) and Mrs March (Mary Astor), is a great film about family.    

It is often featured on TCM and very good.



Tags: Little Women  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

1973: "Tie a yellow ribbon" is # 1 in the US


1973:  "Tie a yellow ribbon" was the #1 song in the US.  

The song was on the charts as POW's returned from Vietnam.   It sold millions because it connected with people in a very personal way.


Tags: "Tie a yellow ribbon" by Tony Orlando & Dawn  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

1968: "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro was # 1 this week

Image result for bobby goldsboro honey images

Bobby Goldsboro had many hits in the 1960's and the 1970's.    In fact, he put 16 on the Billboard Top 40, from "Little things" to "See the funny little clown".    

His biggest hit was "Honey", a huge bestseller from 1968.   It was a very sad song about a young man who remembers his late young wife.  Yes, it was very sad and a very good song:





1993: The Bee Gees & Blue Island


Image result for bee gees size isn't everything images

Back in 1993, The Bee Gees released "Size isn't everything".

Time flies and it's hard to believe that so many years have flown by.

"Blue Island" is a beautiful song recorded in an acoustic style.  We understand that the song was dedicated to the children of Yugoslavia.  By the way, I love The Bee Gees when they do their acoustic medleys.



Tags: The Bee Gees Blue Island  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

1967: "Something stupid" by Frank & Nancy Sinatra


Frank and daughter Nancy Sinatra had the # 1 song this week in 1967:  "Something stupid".  

It was a beautiful song.


Tags: Frank & Nancy Sinatra 1967 To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

Remember when Chelsea Clinton thought that Donald Trump was really cool for donating $ 100,000 to The Clinton Foundation?


Image result for the clintons trumps images
Remember when Chelsea Clinton thought that Donald Trump was really cool for donating $ 100,000 to The Clinton Foundation?

Well, those were the days my friend, as the song goes.   This is what she is saying now:   "Trump 'Degrading What It Means to Be an American'"

Maybe Chelsea should call on President & Mrs. Clinton, or her parents, to return the money.   

On further thought, should any Clinton ever accuse anyone of degrading what it means to be an American?

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

We remember Glen Campbell (1936-2017)


We remember Glen Campbell, who was born in Arkansas on this day in 1936.      He died in 2017.

Campbell had a ton of country and pop hits:



Tags: Glen Campbell To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

Coincidence? The first Earth Day in 1970 on Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday?


Image result for earth day lenin images
Before Babalu, American Thinker and websites, I used to write “letters to the editor” in our local newspapers.  It was our only option.
In 1990, I wrote a letter addressing the coincidence that Earth Day 1970 was created on the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birthday.
Coincidence?
It was published in The Dallas Times Herald, a newspaper no longer around.   In other words, I can not link to the letter but can share the content here.
My letter addressed a couple of points:
First, the environmental movement had become a refuge for the left, specially in 1990 following the collapse of the Soviet empire; and,
Two, it was ironically the cities of communist states in Eastern Europe, Cuba and the old USSR with the worst pollution problems in the world.
While efforts to restore clean air to the United States have met with partial success, there is a far greater ecological disaster brewing in Eastern Europe, a report on worldwide air pollution said today.
The report, issued by the Worldwatch Institute, a Washington-based environmental group, warned that gains in the West are quickly being negated by the unrestricted burning of high-sulfur brown coal and diesel fuel that is blackening cities across Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
My letter argued that the communist world was polluted because of a lack of property rights as well as the absence of freedom or the rule of law.
It’s no coincidence that democratic states, like the US or Western Europe, are more sensitive to pollution or dirty rivers.  In general, elected representatives are more sensitive to the air that their constituents breathe or the water that they drink.
So is it a coincidence that Earth Day and Lenin’s birthday are on the same day?   I doubt the coincidence given the anti-capitalism tone coming from the movement.
P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Tags: Vladimir Lenin and Earth Day  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

1978: The Blue Brothers made their debut on "Saturday Night Live"


Who knew?   I loved those early seasons of Saturday Night Live.   I guess that I'm talking about 1975-80!

On this day in 1978,  The Blues Brothers made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live and the rest is history.    

They had 3 top-40 hits (“Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit” and “Gimme Some Lovin'”),  a #1 pop album (Briefcase Full of Blues) and a 1980 film, "The Blues Brothers".

To say the least, one of the most hilarious and funniest acts of the late 1970s.


Tags: The Blues Brothers 1978  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

A word about President Nixon who died on this day in 1994


We remember Richard Nixon who was born on January 9, 1913 in California.     He died on April 22, 1994.

I can still recall hearing of President Nixon's death.

It was a Friday night. We were on our way to the ballgame. The pre-game show was interrupted with the flash that President Nixon had passed away in a NY hospital.

Nixon had suffered a stroke a few days before and was seriously ill.

Mrs. Nixon died the year before or 1993. How can you think of President Nixon without thinking of the wonderful Pat Nixon? She is still one of my favorite First Ladies!

Between his resignation in 1974 and death in 1994, Richard Nixon became a great author and important voice on national security issues.  

President Clinton delivered the eulogy at his funeral and said this about the 37th President of the US:
As a public man, he always seemed to believe the greatest sin was remaining passive in the face of challenges. And he never stopped living by that creed. He gave of himself with intelligence and energy and devotion to duty. And his entire country owes him a debt of gratitude for that service. Oh yes, he knew great controversy amid defeat as well as victory. He made mistakes, and they, like his accomplishments, are part of his life and record.
But the enduring lesson of Richard Nixon is that he never gave up being part of the action and passion of his times. He said many times that unless a person has a goal, a new mountain to climb, his spirit will die. Well, based on our last phone conversation and the letter he wrote me just a month ago, I can say that his spirit was very much alive to the very end. That is a great tribute to him, to his wonderful wife, Pat, to his children, and to his grandchildren whose love he so depended on and whose love he returned in full measure.
Today is a day for his family, his friends, and his nation to remember President Nixon's life in totality. To them, let us say, may the day of judging President Nixon on anything less than his entire life and career come to a close. May we heed his call to maintain the will and the wisdom to build on America's greatest gift, its freedom, to lead a world full of difficulty to the just and lasting peace he dreamed of.





Happy # 64 to David Clyde


David Clyde was born on Friday, April 22, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas.    

In 1973, 18-year old Clyde made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers.   

To say the least, Clyde, who had pitched in a high school game a few weeks before, was rushed to sell seats.   Sadly, he was out of baseball in 5 years:  18-33 with a 4.67 ERA.

Wonder how different it would have been if Clyde had gone through the minors and brought to the Rangers later?   We will never know but my guess is that a hard throwing lefty like Clyde would have succeeded, as a starter or closer.

Sad story.





Tags: David Clyde  To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks!

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR BLOG AND RADIO SHOW

FOLLOW MY BLOG

LISTEN TO OUR RECENT SHOWS

Check Out Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Silvio Canto Jr on BlogTalkRadio

Follow by Email

MY TWITTER

FACEBOOK

Search This Blog