Sunday, March 31, 2019

Sunday's show: San Antonio vs Chick-fil-A and the border crisis with George Rodriguez

San Antonio vs Chick-fil-A and the border crisis with George Rodriguez 03/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative and author........We will discuss the border crisis.........San Antonio vs Chick-A-Fil.......Reagan 1981..........'Unplanned' and the movie that will have a large impact on public opinion.........and other stories.......click to listen:



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Sunday's video: A word about the movie “Unplanned”



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Joe Biden gets a sexual assault accuser of his own

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Over the years, we’ve cracked a few jokes about VP Biden, from his gaffes to his quick hands.
Yesterday, we learned that a woman is accusing V.P. Biden of a little too much touching, or something like that.  Her name is Lucy Flores:
I found my way to the holding room for the speakers, where everyone was chatting, taking photos, and getting ready to speak to the hundreds of voters in the audience.  Just before the speeches, we were ushered to the side of the stage where we were lined up by order of introduction.  As I was taking deep breaths and preparing myself to make my case to the crowd, I felt two hands on my shoulders.  I froze.  “Why is the vice-president of the United States touching me?”
I felt him get closer to me from behind.  He leaned further in and inhaled my hair.  I was mortified.  I thought to myself, “I didn’t wash my hair today and the vice-president of the United States is smelling it.  And also, what in the actual f—?  Why is the vice-president of the United States smelling my hair?”  He proceeded to plant a big slow kiss on the back of my head.  My brain couldn’t process what was happening.  I was embarrassed.  I was shocked.  I was confused.  There is a Spanish saying, “tragame tierra,” it means, “earth, swallow me whole.”  I couldn’t move and I couldn’t say anything.  I wanted nothing more than to get Biden away from me.  My name was called and I was never happier to get on stage in front of an audience.
Well.  Then she goes on the victim trip about surviving in a culture of “white men” and “machismo.”
What can I say? 
I believe that this entire incident speaks volumes about the modern Democratic Party.  My guess is that the party just does not want a white man named Biden on top of the ticket.  So the Dems are dropping this story now as V.P. Biden is contemplating a run for president.
Who knows where this story will go or whether there is more coming?  In the meantime, President Trump must be watching and enjoying the show.
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1889: The Eiffel Tower opened to the public


The legendary Eiffel Tower of Paris opened to the public on this day in 1889.   It is one of the many landmarks of this great city.    

We remember Paul Mauriat, one of the great French pianists, and a # 1 song in Billboard USA:

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Happy # 85 Shirley Jones

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We say happy birthday to Shirley Jones who was born in Pennsylvania on this day in 1934.   

She appeared in lots of films, from "Oklahoma" to "The music man".    

I guess that most of us remember her as the mom in "The Partridge Family":


Happy # 84 Herb Alpert


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We say happy birthday to Herb Alpert, who was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1935.

In the early 1960's, Herb Alpert hit the charts with The Tijuana Brass.

His career included number one hits & many albums that charted on Billboard. They also won 8 Grammy's and sold 70 million albums around the world.

Alpert is also the only artist to hit # 1 with an instrumental "Rise" in 1979 and as a vocalist with “This guy's in love with you" in 1968.

Not bad for a guy whose first hit was called "The lonely bull"!

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Saturday's show: Reagan shot 1981 plus VP Biden and a few other stories

Reagan shot 1981 plus VP Biden and a few other stories 03/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

We look at Reagan assassination attempt 1981...........VP Biden accused by woman.......President Trump threatens to shut down the US-Mexico border...........Alaska 1867...and other stories.....click to listen:



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Saturday's video: The purchase of Alaska 1867



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Abortion in red and blue states

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Here is an idea.  Imagine that someone who lived in the 1860s made a return visit to the U.S.  He’d look around and say:  “I’ve seen this before.  We fought a civil war the last time that states saw things so differently.”
The divisions over abortion as about as red and blue as they can get.    
Up in New York, the legislators cheered abortion at any point in the pregnancy.  Texas’ own Beto O’Rourke said that a woman should decide whether or not to have an abortion.  Other Democrats running for president would rather pander to Planned Parenthood than protect the unborn.
In TexasGeorgia and other red states, legislatures are introducing more and more limits to abortion.
Where do we go from here?  
First, it does not look like there is either common ground or the prerequisite for a civil war.  Just ask the grandchildren of the Spanish Civil War who are still fighting it 80 years later.
Second, it confirms the insanity of Roe v Wade.  We wouldn’t be having these debates if state legislatures, not nine justices, had decided the issue.  
And last but not least, there is something wrong with the soul of a nation if politicans are willing to shut off a beating heart for the sake of a contribution from a Hollywood freak.
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March 30, 1981: Reagan shot on this day

On March 30 1981, I was having lunch in Mexico City with a British friend and the phone rang. It was my mother calling from Dallas. She said that Pres. Reagan had been shot.
Reagan nearly died. He was clearly affected by the shooting, physically and emotionally.
Looking back, we remember some great Reagan lines:
“Honey, I forgot to duck” (The President’s words to the First Lady)
”Please tell me you’re Republicans.” (The President greets the surgeons)
Reagan survived and went on to have two very successful terms.
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We remember Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890)


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Vincent van Gogh was born in The Netherlands on this day in 1853.   He died in 1890.

For some time, I've been meaning to watch this movie.    

Kirk Douglas was amazing as Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch painter, 
and nominated for best actor. 

Anthony Quinn was also great:




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1867: Alaska and Seward’s Folly

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The Cold War, as the ideological conflict between the West and East was known, lasted 4 decades. It started shortly after World War II and went on until the end of the USSR in December 1991.
Wonder how different things would have been had Alaska been another Soviet republic?
On this day in 1867, Secretary of State Seward signed a treaty with Russia and purchased Alaska for $7 million.
It was actually a huge bargain but that’s not what they thought back then.
So they called it “Seward’s Folly” or ““Seward’s icebox”.
The critics were tough on President Andrew Johnson, too.  They called it his “polar bear garden.”
Less than a 100 years later, or 1959, Alaska became a state and nobody is calling the purchase a folly anymore.
Can you imagine Soviet missiles pointing at the US from north in Alaska? Or more oil fields in the hands of Putin today?
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Alaska 1867: "Seward's Folly" by Melissa Whitcraft.......... https://t.co/ESALB39n65 via @amazon


March 30, 1981 when Pres. Reagan was shot!

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On March 30 1981, I was having lunch in Mexico City with a British friend and the phone rang. It was my mother calling from Dallas. She said that Pres. Reagan had been shot.
Reagan nearly died. He was clearly affected by the shooting, physically and emotionally.
Looking back, we remember some great Reagan lines:
“Honey, I forgot to duck” (The President’s words to the First Lady)
”Please tell me you’re Republicans.” (The President greets the surgeons)
Reagan survived and went on to have two very successful terms.
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Happy birthday Eric Clapton....



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Happy # 74 Eric Clapton


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Eric Clapton is one of the best "rock guitarists" ever!    He was born on this day in 1945.

Clapton's career goes back to The Yardbirds, Cream, and his own solo work.

My favorite Clapton guitar performance is "White Room" recorded by Cream, i.e. Clapton, Ginger Baker & Jack Bruce. 

According to Songfacts, Eric Clapton used a Wah-Wah pedal on his guitar.  It was great:

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday's show: Smollett case plus the red/blue abortion divide & the media after Mueller

Smollett case plus the red/blue abortion divide & the media after Mueller 03/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

We look at the red/blue state abortion divide......Chicago and the case of Jussie Smollett.........Mueller and the media took a big hit this week and other stories.....click to listen:



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Friday's video: The media took a hit over the Mueller report



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Major League Baseball is looking like Hollywood

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Go to Hollywood or Broadway and your food server may be a starving actor.   Why?  Because the big stars, the ones that sell tickets, are making most of the money.  On the other hand, the extras are “a dime a dozen” and have to take whatever they can get.     
It’s starting to look like that in baseball. Free agency has made the players free to negotiate and the owners free to pick their “extras.”
Commissioner Manfred admitted that this week:   
Good but unexceptional veterans must realize teams find them less valuable in the age of analytics, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred maintained ahead of season openers.
Players have expressed anger following the second straight slow free-agent market, one that saw record deals for top stars and plummeting prices for many journeymen.
“Obviously, what the clubs are saying, the Bryce Harpers, the Mike Trouts, these free agents, Manny Machado, they have tremendous value,” Manfred said Wednesday.
Then he cited the example of a 33-year-old player with 1.0 WAR (wins above replacement) last season.
“That price has been disappointing for some players, but that’s the market,” Manfred said. “What we’ve said to the players is, ‘Look, if that’s your issue, you’ve got to tell us.’ That’s a distribution issue. That means some guys are getting too much. Some guys are getting too little. We’re largely agnostic on that one.”
Too much for some, too little for others?  Welcome to free agency 2019.
Not long ago, players could get by on major league experience.  
Today, the “whiz kids” in the front office look at your experience a bit differently.  How does he hit lefties?  How many times does he take the first pitch or swing at a strike 3?  It is the kind of analysis that makes a player worth a lot or nothing, no matter how long he’s played ball.    
For example, a veteran making $5 million a year can be replaced on the field by a rookie making $300,000.  The baseball value is the same and you can save the money and invest it in the draft or player development.
My guess is that this new reality will come back to the union eventually.  Do they want Bryce Harper to make $30 million a year or a few more veteran guys on the bench?
Forty years later and free agency looks a lot different than it did when Catfish Hunter left the A’s to sing with the Yankees.
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We remember Cardinal Mindszenty (1892-1975)


Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty was born on this day in 1892 and died in 1975.  Along with Pope John Paul II, the late Cardinal is one of my Catholic and anti-communist heroes.
Both men stood up to Hitler and the Soviet Union, the two great evils of the 20th century.
Back in 1949, communist Hungary convicted him of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment.  He was released in 1956 by the reformist government and granted asylum at the US Embassy in Budapest.   He lived in the embassy grounds until 1971 when he was released for poor health. He died in the Vatican in 1975.
Cardinal Mindszenty’s life was just amazing.  The Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation continues to be a great source of information about defending the unborn and many family issues.
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1957: Chuck Connors in "Tomahawk Trail"

Chuck Connors, known to most of us as "The Rifleman" made this pretty good western in 1957.     He played Sgt Wade McCoy, a veteran of the West.    I had a chance to catch it a few months back.

Frankly, I kept waiting for the rifle or young Mark to come into the story.   Nevertheless, it was a good movie and Connors was great as always.    Great actor!

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1950: Gregory Peck and Joan Collins in "The Bravados"

Gregory Peck and a very young Joan Collins are the two key players in this rather good western, "The Bravados" from 1950.

Peck is Jim Douglass, a man chasing the four outlaws who killed his wife.   Collins plays Josefa Velarde, a woman he met five years before and now runs her father's ranch.

The rest is up to you: Watch it because you will love the film's intensity.   And Joan Collins looks beautiful!


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Happy # 79 Astrud Gilberto


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We remember Senator Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005)


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Senator Eugene McCarthy was born in Minnesota on this day in 1916. He died in 2005.

My first memory of Senator McCarthy was 1968, or the year that he shocked the Democrats by doing so well against President Johnson in New Hampshire.

He ran again in 1972 but it was all over by then. McCarthy was "a one-issue" candidate and Vietnam was not a concern in 1972 now that most of the troops were out or coming home.

Some people tried to compare Governor Howard Dean in 2004 to Senator McCarthy.  Not really. I think that McCarthy had more class!

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The amazing Cy Young was born on this day in 1867



The amazing Cy Young was born on this day in 1867.  

Young won 511 games, completed 749 with a 2.63 ERA.   

One of his better seasons was 1892:  36-12 with a 1.93 ERA, 453 innings pitched and 48 complete games!

Of course, his name is now synonymous with great pitching.   The Cy Young Award is given each year to the best pitcher in the AL and NL.

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The NY Times in a cartoon



Over the years, we've had our problems with The New York Times.   This cartoon nails it!

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Happy # 75 Denny McLain

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We remember Denny McLain who was born in Chicago on this day in 1944.  

Denny broke with Detroit in 1963.    
He became a regular in the starting rotation in 1965 and won 108 games over 5 years, including 31-6 in 1968 and 24-9 in 1969.     

McLain won The Cy Young Award in 1968 and shared it with Mike Cuellar in 1969.  

His career fell apart in 1970 after some gambling allegations and was out of baseball in 1972 at age 28.

McClain won 131 games.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday's show: The Jussie Smollett story with Michael Bargo from Chcago

The Jussie Smollett story with Michael Bargo from Chcago 03/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Michael Bargo, author........We will discuss the case of Jussie Smollett and what they are saying in Chicago........and other stories..........click to listen:



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Thursday's video: Baseball 2019 and the new economic reality



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It’s Kyoto all over again!

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If you remember “La Macarena” in the late 1990s then you remember Kyoto.   
Back in 1997, Senate voted 97-0 to oppose the United States becoming a signatory to any international agreement on greenhouse gas emissions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  It’s hard to think of a bigger “NO” than 97 “no” votes.
My guess is that Democrats learned a big lesson out of that vote.  In other words, don’t bring anything to the Senate regarding climate change because it won’t pass.  Get around the Senate by signing agreements with other countries, as President Obama did with the Paris Climate Change Accords.
Yesterday, the Senate did it again, as we see in this report:   
The Green New Deal, a sweeping Democratic proposal for dealing with climate change, fell at the first hurdle Tuesday as the Senate failed to reach the 60 votes necessary to begin debate on the non-binding resolution, with 42 Democrats and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting “present.”
The Democrat response was that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was proposing a sham.  If so, why didn’t the Democrats propose their own green deal and vote “yes” on it?  The real reason is that Democrats didn’t want to go on record supporting a bill that hurt workers in their states.
No collusion, no green deal and baseball starts this week.  Life is good!
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Tony Oliva should be in The Hall of Fame

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Baseball is here and I call on Cooperstown to add Tony Oliva to The Hall of Fame.

Tony-O won 3 batting titles retired with a .304 lifetime batting average.

It's time to put Oliva in the Hall.

Between 1964 and 1971, Tony was one of the best hitters in baseball. He won 3 batting titles---1964, 1965 and 1971.

He finished 2nd in 1966. He was in the top 5 between 1967-70.

Knee injuries cut short Oliva's career. However, he did have 1, 917 hits in 1,676 games!

The veterans committee should put Tony Oliva in the Hall of Fame.

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We remember President Eisenhower (1890-1969)

We remember President Dwight D Eisenhower, who died on this day 1969.

Eisenhower turned out to be one of the most consequential men of the 20th century.   First, he led the Allied Forces in World War II.     Second, he was elected the 34th President of the US, 1953-61.

Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas, on October 14, 1890.   He remains one of the most popular presidents ever.




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1951 "RHUBARB": A cat inherits a fortune plus Ray Milland & Jane Sterling



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It must be the start of a new season because those old movies about  baseball are on TV.   

I caught "Rhubarb", the cat who inherited a fortune, including a baseball team.   Frankly, it's hilarious!


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How much "leche condensada" did you have as a Cuban kid?

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We had a great time with Marta Verdes Darby, Sonia Martinez and Frank Burke talking about Cuban food.

And we spoke about "leche condensada".....a real treat for those of us who grew up in Cuba.

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1984: Does any one remember that the Colts left Baltimore on 1984?

The Baltimore Ravens have been a very successful franchise.  They won 2 Super Bowl since the Cleveland Browns moved to Baltimore in 1996.

However, Baltimore used to have another team or the legendary Colts many of us remember from our younger days.   

Back in March 1984, the Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis.  Mr Irsay, the owner who had bought the team in 1972, had the movers pack up the offices in the morning while the city slept.  It was a bit "sneaky" to say the least.  

Wonder how many fans remember this story in Baltimore?  At the same time, wonder if any are sorry that the Colts left?  The truth is that the Ravens have won the hearts of Baltimore by playing championship football!

P.S.   The 1958 Colts were one of the greatest stories in NFL story:







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1776: Juan Bautista de Anza discovers San Francisco


On this day in......March 28, 1776:
"Juan Bautista de Anza, one of the great western pathfinders of the 18th century, arrives at the future site of San Francisco with 247 colonists." 
It took years to settle what we now call San Francisco.  By 1852, the population had reached 36,000.

Thanks to Sr. De Anza, we got songs like "San Francisco" by Scott McKenzie.....the composer was John Phillips of Mamas & Papas.....





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We remember Vic Raschi (1919-88)

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Vic Raschi, as we remember him, broke with the Yankees in 1946 and joined the rotation in 1948: 19-8, a 3.87 ERA & 18 complete games.
Raschi won 63 over the next 3 seasons, 21 each year. He was part of a great pitching rotation along with Allie Reynolds and Eddie Lopat.
Raschi was great in 6 World Series: 5-3 and a 2.24 ERA.
In early 1954, he was traded to the Cardinals. On April 23, 1954 he gave up Hank Aaron’s first HR.  
Raschi played on great Yankees teams who won the World Series in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952 & 1953.
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"Stolen Holiday" from 1937

What a riot of a movie.    I started watching it and enjoyed it.     The main characters are  Kay Francis, Claude Rains and Ian Hunter.

Here is the story:  A Paris fashion model marries a fortune hunter to protect him from the law.    The rest is for you to figure out!

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