Monday, June 22, 2020
The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 06/22 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:
Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda....We will review the latest removing statues from Teddy Roosevelt to a Catholic priest.....No more Aunt Jemima.....Trump back to doing rallies and Biden still at home...another awful weekend in Chicago...
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Tom Seaver broke with the Mets in 1967 at 22. Along with Jerry Koosman and Nolan Ryan, he was part of the team's young pitching staff that took the team to the 1969 World Series.
Seaver started fast in first full year of 1967: 16-13, 2.76 ERA and 18 complete games pitching for the 61-101 Mets that finished in last place. He was the NL Rookie of the year!
Two years later, or 1969, Tom was the NL Cy Young with a terrific 25-7 & 2.21 ERA.
Tom's career stats got him to the Hall of Fame in 1992: 311-205 & 2.86 ERA. He played in 3 post season series with the Mets in 1969 & 1973 plus the Reds in 1979.
This is a partial list of his accomplishments:
1) one of only two pitchers in Major League history with 300 Wins, an ERA under 3.00 & 3,000 Strikeouts. The other is Walter Johnson; and,
2) he pitched twenty-seven 3-hitters, ten 2-hitters, five 1-hitters and a no hitter in 1978 wearing the Reds uniform.
Just a great pitcher!
As you probably heard, Quaker Oats decided that white liberals just couldn’t take all of that white privilege and systematic racism anymore on their pancakes.
Wonder if Quaker Oats actually asked any African Americans about their decision?
Well, it turns out that Aunt Jemima’s family is not pleased with the move. This is from news reports:
Living in Forney, Vera Harris is the family historian for the Richard family of Hawkins, and could hardly believe a big part of their family legacy, the “Aunt Jemima” brand, was about to be erased from supermarket shelves.“A lot of people want it removed. We want the world to know that our cousin Lillian was one of the Aunt Jemima’s and she made an honest living. We would ask that you reconsider just wiping all that away. There wasn’t a lot of jobs, especially for black women back in that time. She was discovered by Quaker Oats to be their brand person,” Harris said.Lillian Richard became a goodwill ambassador for Quaker Oats, and for decades, portrayed Aunt Jemima all over Texas.“She made an honest living out of it for a number of years. She toured around Texas,” Harris said.In the Fouke community just outside Hawkins is a historic marker dedicated to Lillian Richard, who is recognized as one of several women who portrayed Aunt Jemima.
Making an honest living? Wonder how many of those “white liberals” destroying statues of Catholic saints and abolitionists have a clue of what that means.
By the way, the story points out the family does not want military bases renamed because many of their relatives are veterans.
Am I the only one who thinks that there is a silent black majority out there sick and tired of white liberals canceling everything and assuming that they know what blacks think?
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