Friday, October 07, 2022

They love Beto in Hollywood and New York


(My new American Thinker post)

According to the RCP average, Governor Greg Abbott is up by 8.6 points -- 51.2% vs 42.6%. The governor has been between 50 and 53% in six of the last eight polls. On the other hand, Beto O'Rourke has not been in the margin of error all year.

Maybe we will get a Beto surprise in a few weeks but don't bet too much on that.  

So what do you do when you are trailing the incumbent governor of Texas? Well, you go to Hollywood for a little support and then put photos on social media embracing them. This is the latest in the Beto-Hollywood romance from MySanAntonio.com:   

More and more celebrities are starting to show their support for Beto O'Rourke ahead of the Texas gubernatorial election on November 8. O'Rourke is the Democratic challenger facing Republican incumbent Greg Abbott, who's served in his role as Texas governor since 2015.

Beto is also spending time with liberals. See this:    

With early voting in the November general election just over a month away, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is courting out-of-state left-wing celebrities and high-dollar donors for campaign donations.

On Thursday, O’Rourke is slated to hold multiple fundraising events in Los Angeles, starting with a lunch held at the home of James Costos. Filmmakers Rob Reiner and Tim Disney are also listed as hosts.

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The lunch comes with a steep cost, with individual tickets starting at $2,500 just for entry.

$2,500 for lunch with Beto? I hope that the chicken was better than they usually serve at these parties.

To be fair, Beto did the same thing in 2018.  I don't know what votes it turned into in 2018 but it probably put some money in the campaign checkbook.

My opinion is that Beto knows that he's losing and is looking for life after this election. We wish him well in whatever he does but hanging around with celebrities, especially well-known liberals, is not your ticket to electoral success in Texas.

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We remember Al Martino (1927-2008)


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Remember the opening wedding scene in "The Godfather"?  Remember Al Martino?   He was born in Philadelphia on this day in 1927 and passed away in October 2009.   He was 82.

We will always remember Al Martino because of "The Godfather" movies.

Al Martino had a great voice, as we can appreciate from listening to his many selections.

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Happy # 79 to Jose Cardenal


Cardenal broke with the Giants in 1963 at age 19. He played with the Angels, Indians, Cardinals, Brewers, Cubs, Phillies, Mets and retired with the Royals.
His best years were with the Chicago Cubs 1972-77:  A .296 batting average & a .363 On Base Pct.
Jose became a real fan favorite at Wrigley Field in the 1970’s with his flashy personality.   Cardenal retired with a .275 career average and 1,913 hits.   He made it to The World Series with Kansas City in 1980.
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Cuba and the 1960 Nixon-Kennedy debates

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My late father would often speak about the Kennedy-Nixon debates of 1960. 
Like he told me, many Cubans listened to that debate very carefully on the radio.  It was broadcast to Cuba on short wave radio, perhaps Voice of America or some other frequency.
By the summer of 1960, Cuba was in rebellion against the Castro regime.  
Cubans were asking these questions:  What happened to the elections?  Why are all of those Soviets landing at the airport?  Why are Cuban owned businesses “nationalized”?  Why is every regime critic called a CIA operative?  Why so many political arrests?  Why were newspapers shut down?   
“In the second of four televised debates, Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon turn their attention to foreign policy issues.
Three Cold War episodes, in particular, engendered spirited confrontations between Kennedy and Nixon.
The first involved Cuba, which had recently come under the control of Fidel Castro.
Nixon argued that the island was not “lost” to the United States, and that the course of action followed by the Eisenhower administration had been the best one to allow the Cuban people to “realize their aspirations of progress through freedom.”
Kennedy fired back that it was clear that Castro was a communist, and that the Republican administration failed to use U.S. resources effectively to prevent his rise to power.
He concluded that, “Today Cuba is lost for freedom.””
A few months after inauguration, President Kennedy dropped the ball at The Bay of Pigs.   On December 2nd, Castro announced that he had always been a “Marxist Lennist”!   In one year, Cuba went from being a topic at the debate to a Soviet satellite and a headache for the US.
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1960: "Route 66" made its debut on US TV



"Route 66" made its debut on US television on this day in 1960.    It was on until 1964. 

The show was about two young men, Buz Murdock and Tod Stiles.   They drove across the country in an inherited Corvette (Chevrolet was one of the show’s sponsors), doing odd jobs and looking for adventure.   It was also shot on location.

Like many of you, I saw the reruns in the 1970's.    I loved the music intro.

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