Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Virtual Democrats need a message plus Trump in Texas plus more

Virtual Democrats need a message plus Trump in Texas plus more 08/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Democrats the opening night of a virtual convention......The Dems need a message beyond attacking President Trump.....DNC keynote speaker Michelle Obama did not mention Senator Harris........Hispanics and Trump in Texas.......Lights out in California.......and other stories......click to listen:


Tuesday’s video: All anti-Trump in first night of convention



Carlos Slim to the rescue

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You may remember Carlos Slim.  He was a few years ago the largest shareholder of the New York Times.  Recently, he sold some of his investment but still holds a lot of the stock.

Mr. Slim is a very wealthy man and often criticized by the left for being so rich.  At the same time, all of my friends in Mexico say that his companies are great to work for and “Don Carlos,” as they call him, takes good care of his people.

This week, Mr. Slim made a big announcement.  He is getting into the COVID-19 business but not for profit.  

This is from my friends at Pulse News Mexico:    

The London-based biopharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca signed an agreement with Mexico’s Carlos Slim Foundation on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to produce a covid-19 vaccine in both Mexico and Argentina to be distributed without economic profits throughout Latin America.
The experimental coronavirus vaccine, labled AZD1222, which was licensed by AstraZeneca from the University of Oxford, is currently in large-scale Phase III clinical trials and is considered one of the international frontrunners in the race to produce a viable vaccination against covid-19.
Initially, the nonprofit Slim Foundation — founded by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim — will produce 150 million doses of the vaccine to be distributed throughout the region, except in Brazil, where AstraZeneca has a pre-existing agreement with the Jair Bolsonaro government to distribute the new medication.

This is great news and another example of how the private sector is the answer for so many of our problems.  Down in Latin America, public budgets are literally dry and health care resources are down to the last drop, as a friend from Colombia told me last week.

Cheers for Mr. Slim.  Of course, the hysterical left will find another reason to criticize him but this is a man who gets things done.

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Happy # 81 Joe Azcue

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José Joaquín Azcue López was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba, on this day in 1939.  
Like so many others, from Minnie Minoso to Mike Cuellar to Camilo Pascual to Pedro Ramos, he played in the pre-Castro Cuban league and then the majors.
“Joe”, as he was known, broke with the Reds in 1960 and developed a reputation as a good defensive catcher.  In 1963, Joe was traded to Cleveland where he enjoyed some good seasons including a trip to the 1968 AL All Star team.  By the way, Azue joined fellow Cuban teammate Luis Tiant who started and won that game.
Azcue hit .252 over 909 games and retired with the Brewers in 1972.
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Happy # 79 Matt Snell.

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Happy birthday Matt Snell:  30 carries, 121 yards, and a TD to upset Colts in Super Bowl III.  

It was Namath to Snell most of that day!  

Snell was born in Georgia on this day in 1941.  He played with Ohio State before joining the AFL.  He also played in 2 of the most famous games of the 1960's:  "The Heidi game" and Super Bowl III.

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