Thursday, April 30, 2020

Open or not plus General Flynn and the Democrats have a Tara problem

Open or not plus General Flynn and the Democrats have a Tara problem 04/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

The debate over reopening states.......The Democrats and the Tara problem.......General Flynn and abuse of power....Hitler dead 1945...President Washington 1789.......other stories.....
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Thursday’s video: Biden has a Tara problem......

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Biden has a Tara problem......
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A reporter gets the Mr. & Mrs. Parker treatment

Review: “A Christmas Story” | The Viewer's Commentary
As a fan of A Christmas Story movie, I remember how Ralphie and his brother used to get reprimanded by their parents.  It was a two-step strategy:  Dad, or the old man, would yell at you and Mom, the absolutely wonderful Mrs. Parker, would give Ralphie a hug when you were serving your punishment.
On Tuesday morning, a reporter decided to show up President Trump.  He obviously went there on a “gotcha” mission and ended up making a total fool of himself.
Here’s what happened:  
“Mr. President, overall South Korea has done five times more tests than the U.S. per capita,” Walker said. “Why is that?
“I don’t think that’s true,” Trump replied.
Walker said that it was true, and Trump directed the question to Birx, the response coordinator for the coronavirus task force.
Then Dr. Birx detailed the numbers and that the President was right all along.
President Trump confronted him and asked for an apology.   (He did later by the way)
What followed was fun to watch.  
President Trump jumped all over the reporter.  Dr. Birx smiled at the reporter and told him to check the facts.
It was great.  Maybe President Trump should let Dr. Birx put more reporters in their place.  She’s beautiful at it.
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A word about April 30


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We remember Robert Thomas Velline who was born in Fargo, South Dakota on this day in 1943.    We known him as Bobby Vee, one of the most popular pop vocalists of the early 1960's.   

On this day in 1945, he was reported dead by the BBC.  Later, we learned that it was a suicide and that his ashes were allegedly found along Eva Braun, his wife.  
The European war ended a few weeks later when Germany surrendered.   

On this day in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the US.  

Willie Mays had many big games in his glorious career, specially April 30, 1961.    
Mays hit 4 home runs at the old County Stadium in Milwaukee.   He went 4 for 5 with 8 RBIs.   The Giants beat the Braves, 14-4.     

Want to read a good book?   President Nixon wrote a wonderful book in '85 called "No more Vietnams".   It was a review of the war and the mistakes made along the way. 

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Getting the news and "Take the A-train"

We remember Duke Ellington who was born in 1899 in Washington, D.C.  He became one of the legendary jazz figures of music history.  Ellington died in 1974.
In the early 1960s, my family was in Cuba and struggling to get honest information about everything.  We would often hear the news from the Spanish and English editions of The Voice of America.  
For example, my parents listened to President Kennedy’s Missile Crisis speech and later his funeral over the shortwave radio in our living room.
My father loved a VOA special jazz show hosted by Willis Conover.   The show’s theme music was Duke Ellington’s  “Take the A-train” and it quickly became a hymn of freedom for millions around the world.
Every night, the opening notes of that wonderful song went over the short wave signals heard in Moscow, Prague, and down in Cuba.  
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"No more Vietnams" and a bit of wisdom from President Nixon


It was many years ago that North Vietnamese troops marched into Saigon in the spring of 1975.   Their victory was followed by concentration camps, political prisons and the death of thousands of pro-US supporters.

In other words, we let them down. We walked away and let a superior North Vietnamese army overrun our friends.

President Nixon wrote a wonderful book in '85 called "No more Vietnams".   It was a review of the war and the mistakes made along the way.  It should be read by everyone, specially the left that looked the other way when the communists murdered thousands in Vietnam and Cambodia.


It's a great book:




April 30, 1961: Willie Mays hit 4 home runs against the Braves


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As far as I’m concerned, Willie Mays is the most complete player in baseball history.   He was the ultimate 5-tool player and could do everything well.  

Mays also stayed free of injuries, unlike Mickey Mantle who battled bad knees for his entire career with the Yankees.


Willie Mays had many big games in his glorious career, specially April 30, 1961.    
Mays hit 4 home runs at the old County Stadium in Milwaukee.   He went 4 for 5 with 8 RBIs.   
The Giants beat the Braves, 14-4.     

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April 30, 1789: George Washington became the first President of the US

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On this day in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the US.  

How do you recommend a book about President Washington?   You can't.   My suggestion is that you read one from time to time.   He was an amazing man who generated tremendous loyalty among the men who served under him.




1945: The BBC and Hitler is dead

According to reports, Hitler was shocked when he got reports that Mussolini had been executed in Italy.    Mussolini’s body, along with Clara Petacci, was put on display for Italians.
He did not want the same ending.   
On this day in 1945, he was reported dead by the BBC.  Later, we learned that it was a suicide and that his ashes were allegedly found along Eva Braun, his wife.  
The European war ended a few weeks later when Germany surrendered.    (Of course, the Pacific side of the war went on until Japan surrendered in September 1945)
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April 30 over the years

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We remember Bobby Vee (1943-2016)



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We remember Robert Thomas Velline who was born in Fargo, South Dakota on this day in 1943.    

We known him as Bobby Vee, one of the most popular pop vocalists of the early 1960's.    

He put 30 songs in the Billboard Top 100 including several in the Top 10:  “Take Good Care of My Baby” # 1, “Devil or Angel” “Rubber Ball” “More Than I Can Say”, “Run to Him”, “The Night Has a Thousand eyes”, and “Come Back When You Grow Up”.    

As I understand, he was one of the first artists to use what we now call a video to promote a song.

Bobby Vee died in 2016.

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2016 show: The death of Fidel Castro with Dr. Carlos Eire & Fausta Rodriguez Wertz


Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Trump calls out China plus media double standard and Duke Ellington

Trump calls out China plus media double standard and Duke Ellington 04/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

China WHO and President Trump.....The media and President Trump.....The states are opening slowly but surely.......Biden and the Tara story that won't go away....Mayor De Blasio sparks a controversy with the Jewish community......Duke Ellington 1799-1974....Happy # 86 Luis Aparicio......other stories.....
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Wednesday’s video: Reporters on a mission.....

Timeline: Trump administration's response to coronavirus

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Reporters on a mission.....
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The money is on Trump

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On Tuesday morning, the Real Clear Politics average had former VP Biden up by 6.3 against President Trump.  At the same time, the “betting odds” or the people who bet their money has the President up by 5.5.
What does it all mean?  
First, polls are snapshots, as they say.  Also, polls are all about samples.  
Second, “betting odds” are people who actually put their money down.  It’s not an emotional snapshot but rather a more logical decision based on the future.
My bet is that President Trump will be reelected.  
By Labor Day, voters will look at what he did to fight this virus.  They will reward him his administrative skills and how he reacted to the situation.
As for the Democrats, they need something more than saying that President Trump was “unprepared.”  They will need a coherent candidate or anyone who can unite the party.
By the fall campaign, the range of issues will expand beyond the virus.  For example, the Democrat candidate is going to have explain why “blue states” should be bailed out.
So the betting odds are with the President and I agree. 
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We remember Tammi Terrell (1945-1970)

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Tammi Terrell was born Thomasina Montgomery in Philadelphia on this day in 1945.  

She died in 1970.    Tammi died from complications of a brain tumor.


Along with Marvin Gaye, they were the romantic duo of Motown.   They scored a bunch of hits, such as "Ain't no mountain high enough" and "Your precious love".




A word about April 29



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We remember Duke Ellington who was born in Washington DC on this day in 1899.    He died in 1974.   Duke was a jazz giant.   However, I first heard of him many years ago when my father used to listen to The Voice of America in Cuba.  Duke’s “Take the A train” was the intro-music for Willis Conover’s jazz show broadcast to the world on short wave.  

We say happy birthday to Luis Aparicio who was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, on this day in 1934.  Aparicio was inducted to The Hall of Fame in 1984.

Aretha Franklin's "Respect" was released on this day in 1967 and hit # 1 by mid-June. The story of "Respect" is rather interesting.  It was ranked # 5 in Rolling Stone's Top 500 all time songs.

We remember "Hair", the musical that opened in Broadway on this day in 1968.     The music was good but everything else did not matter to me.

A podcast from 2016.....We spoke Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent American Thinker about Election 2016........what happened?   CLICK TO LISTEN.

How Duke Ellington crashed the Iron Curtain

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In the early 1960s, my family was in Cuba.  We would often hear the news from the Spanish and English editions of The Voice of America.  

I don’t think most Americans ever understood just how significant the VOA was.  It was the only source of clean news in Spanish or English.  For example, my parents listened to President Kennedy’s Missile Crisis speech and later his funeral over the radio.
Duke Ellington was born in 1899 in Washington, D.C.  He became one of the legendary jazz figures of music history.
In the communist world, his version of “Take the A-train” was the closest to a hymn of freedom.
Every night, the opening notes of that wonderful song went over the short wave signals heard in Moscow, in Prague, and down in Cuba.  It was Willis Conover and his jazz show:
For more than 40 years, Willis Conover’s long-running “Jazz Hour” introduced millions of people in Europe and the former Soviet Union to American jazz. 
He produced jazz concerts at the White House, the Newport Jazz Festival, and for movies and television.  He was the voice of jazz around the world. 
Back here, few people knew Conover.  Over the Berlin Wall, beyond the Iron Curtain, and elsewhere, his voice and those jazz tunes brought U.S. music to people hungry for a little freedom.
So we remember Duke Ellington one more time.  He was one of the best.  I cannot help but remember listening to “Take the A-train” and all that jazz in Cuba.  
As my father said many years later, Conover brought down communism all by himself.  Probably not, but he did bring a lot of happiness and Duke Ellington to a lot of people.
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Winchester '73 is still a great movie


What's the test of a good movie?   In my opinion, a great movie is one that you can watch years later and still enjoy.   Or one where you pick up a few new things that you missed the first time.

"Winchester '73" is such a movie.  It stars Jimmy Stewart.   He is not "George Bailey" or the idealistic senator who goes to Washington.    He is a rough guy in this film.

It is the story of that famous rifle in the hands of several men.

Intense?  Very intense!  

You can get a copy here!




Remembering "Respect" by Aretha Franklin



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"Respect" was released on this day in 1967 and hit # 1 by mid-June.  

Over time, "Respect" became one of the most popular records of the 1960s and a frequent addition to movie soundtracks.

The story of "Respect" is rather interesting.  It was ranked # 5 in Rolling Stone's Top 500 all time songs.

"Respect" was written by Otis Redding, another one of my favorite performers.

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Happy # 86 Luis Aparicio

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We say happy birthday to Luis Aparicio who was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, on this day in 1934.

Luis broke with the Chicago White Sox in 1956 and was Rookie of the Year:  .266 and led the AL with 21 stolen bases.

He also played with the Orioles, back to Chicago and finished with Boston:   .262 batting average, 506 stolen bases, 2,677 hits in 2,599 games.

Aparicio was inducted to The Hall of Fame in 1984.

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We remember Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

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We remember Duke Ellington who was born in Washington DC on this day in 1899.    He died in 1974.

Duke was a jazz giant.   However, I first heard of him many years ago when my father used to listen to The Voice of America in Cuba.

Duke’s “Take the A train” was the intro-music for Willis Conover’s jazz show broadcast to the world on short wave.     
Conover broke the Iron Curtain, The Berlin Wall and came into Communist Cuba, too. 

It was a very catchy tune and millions around the world came to know Duke that way.
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1968: The musical "Hair" opened in Broadway

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We remember "Hair", the musical that opened in Broadway on this day in 1968.     

There were two angles to "Hair".    

The first was "political" and it did nothing for me.   It still doesn't.     

The second was the music and that was great, including "Aquarius/Let the sunshine in" by The Fifth Dimension, "Easy to be hard" by Three Dog Night and "Hair" by The Cowsills.

The music was good but everything else was not that important.

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2016 post election show with Richard Baehr, American Thinker


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The US election results with Richard Baehr, American Thinker 11/11 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts:

Guest: Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent American Thinker........we will look back at Election 2016........what happened? Nobody predicted a Trump victory specially in states like Pennsylvania and Michigan........the GOP held its US Senate majority against all odds........what happens to the Democrats? will we see a civil war between the left and center? Is the Clinton era over? where does the GOP go from here?........and some final thoughts about an election campaign unlike any other in recent history.......click to listen:



Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Blue state economics plus the Democrats have a "Tara" problem plus more

Blue state economics plus the Democrats have a "Tara" problem plus more 04/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

The media and President Trump....'Blue state economics' can not be fixed by money alone........The Democrats and the Tara problem.....Clinton endorses Biden.....Stacey Abrams wants to be VP.....China and the virus....Howard Stern and Trump supporters.....other stories....
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Tuesday’s video: Why the double standard about Tara & Biden....

Political Cartoon: #MeToo adapts to Biden

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Why the double standard about Tara & Biden....
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2020: The year of Corona and Tara

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Who knew two months ago that we’d be shut down by a virus called Corona or that the Biden campaign would be brought down by a woman named Tara?   
Tara and Corona — the two that no one saw coming.   
Former VP Joe Biden has two choices.  He can “double down,” or he can step aside and take one for the party, as Liz Peek is recommending:   
In this #MeToo era, Democrat officials could use that accusation to get Uncle Joe to withdraw from the race.   
Why would that be good for Democrats? Because they know that Biden is a weak candidate who may be suffering cognitive decline and is not likely to beat President Trump in November. The inability of the former vice president to reliably string two sentences together is alarming and will only become more evident as the months pass.
Liz Peek makes a lot of sense.  But there may be a lot of unexpected consquences if “Uncle Joe” decides to go back to retirement.
First, who replaces him?  Do you think that the Sanders’ supporters are just going to sit in the bleachers and watch “the elders” of the party select a candidate?  I don’t think so.  They will walk out and go out of their way to hurt the party.
Second, who is going to persuade Biden?  He can wave polls that show that he beats the President.
Third, who gets the nomination?  Governor Andrew Cuomo?  Hillary Clinton?  John Kerry?  Beto O’Rourke?
It’s a mess and there are no easy choices.
No matter what, we are living in the year of the unpredictable, from Corona to Tara.   
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A word about April 28


April 28 Famous Birthdays - #1 Person in History Born This Day

We say happy # 79 to Ann-Margaret.    She was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Sweden in 1941.   

On this day in 1956, Frank Robinson hit the first of his 586 lifetime home runs.   The pitcher was the Cubs’ Paul Minner in the old Crosley Field in Cincinnati.    Frank hit 38 in 1956 and was selected NL Rookie of the Year. 

On this day in 1961, future Hall of Famer Warren Spahn threw his second no-hitter against a very tough Giants lineup.  He was 40.   

On this day in 1945, Mussolini & Clara were shot by Italian partisans.....they tried to escape and were captured.   

We say happy # 85 to Pedro Ramos who was born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba.  Ramos was 19 when he made his debut in 1955.     

A podcast from 2013:  The story of the anti-Castro Escambray guerillas (circa 1966) with Enrique Encinosa.  CLICK TO LISTEN.

May 1969: "Aquarius" by The Fifth Dimension



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Who remembers the radio in the spring and early days of summer 1969?

I remember enjoying The Fifth Dimension.

The 5D were Lamonte McLemore, Ron Townson, Billy Davis, Jr, Florence LaRue and the amazing Marilyn McCoo.

They had a crisp and elegant sound. The group recorded some wonderful albums and songs. They had huge hits like "Wedding Bell Blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "One Less Bell to Answer" and "Up, Up and Away".

Most of all, they had Marilyn McCoo's lead vocals!

"Aquarius/Let the sunshine in" was the group's biggest hit. It was one of the biggest hits of 1969:







Happy # 85 to Pedro Ramos



We remember Pedro Ramos, who was born in Pinar Del Rio, Cuba, on this day in 1935. 

Ramos was 19 when he made his debut in 1955 and beat New York 6-0.   He went on to win 83 games over 7 seasons.      

Over a 4-year span, Ramos was an "innings eater" starting 142 games, throwing 1,030 innings and leading the American League in starts twice.   He also gave up Mickey Mantle's famous HR in 1956 or the one that almost left Yankee Stadium.

My father was a huge fan of Pedro Ramos.  He would laugh and say that Ramos was known for enjoying the Havana night life when he played for Cienfuegos in the pre-Castro winter league.   

Up here, he was known as "The Cuban Cowboy" or a reference to his wardrobe and lifestyle.

My late father would also say:   "If Pedro Ramos had only pitched for the Yankees.....he'd won 200 games".

I don't know about 200 games but he'd won a lot more than the 117 he put up pitching for some very bad teams, such as the Washington Senators and a few others. 

Ramos finally made it to the Yankees in 1964-66 and saved 39 games.    Unfortunately, he was signed too late to qualify for the post season and did not play in the World Series despite being a key factor in winning the pennant.

Unfortunately, the Yankees went into decline in 1965 and did not return to the post season until 1976.   So Ramos did play for the Yankees but never got to pitch in The World Series!

Happy birthday to Pedro Ramos, a pretty good pitcher and another pride of Havana!

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1958: Elvis, the first gold records LP

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By the spring of 1958, Elvis had several million sellers, a couple of movies and an LP to remember all of those hits songs:

Side one:

1. "Hound Dog"
2. "Loving You"
3. "All Shook up"
4. "Heartbreak Hotel"
5. "Jailhouse Rock"
6. "Love Me"
7. "Too Much"

Side two

1. "Don't Be Cruel"
2. "That's When Your Heartaches Begin"
3. "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear"
4. "Love Me Tender"
5. "Treat Me Nice"
6. "Anyway You Want Me (That's How I Will Be)"
7.  "I want you, I need, I love you"

Elvis actually released 4 volumes of this "golden records" series.    However, the first one is still one of the best rock LP's ever:





1945: Mussolini & Clara were shot by Italian partisans

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On this day in 1945, Benito Mussolini & Clara Petacci were shot by Italian partisans.  

They tried to escape and were captured.  Eventually, their bodies were hung upside down and displayed publicly.

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April 28, 1961: Warren Spahn pitched second career no-hitter

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On this day in 1961, 40-year old Warren Spahn threw his second no-hitter against a very tough Giants lineup.   

According to SABR, it was a very cold day and only 8, 518 fans showed up at County Stadium to watch the game. 

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April 28, 1956: Frank Robinson hit # 1 of 586 career HR

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On this day in 1956, Frank Robinson hit the first of his 586 lifetime home runs.   The pitcher was the Cubs’ Paul Minner in the old Crosley Field in Cincinnati.    Frank hit 38 in 1956 and was selected NL Rookie of the Year.    
He won the NL MVP in 1961 & AL MVP in 1966.    


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Happy # 79 to Ann-Margaret

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We say happy birthday to Ann-Margaret.    

Ann-Margret Olsson was born in Sweden on this day in 1941.   

She started out as a dancer and then went into movies, such as "Bye bye birdie" and "Viva Las Vegas" with Elvis.

I can't remember when I first saw her but it was memorable.  My guess is that most young men of my generation would agree with that.

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