Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Troops in Afghanistan & Lincoln 1863 plus Biden numbers & more stories

Troops in Afghanistan & Lincoln 1863 plus Biden numbers & more stories 11/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The Biden victory just doesn't add up........US House and the GOP keeps flipping seats.....troops in Afghanistan & Iraq.....Georgia US Senate election....Lincoln takes the train to Gettysburg 1863....Sandy Koufax retired 1866....Texas A&M bonfire 1999......
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Wednesday’s video: How did Biden win the election but lose everything on the ballot?

 

Dallas turns blue and very unsafe


The Texas electoral map looks pretty red except for those blue squares in Dallas and other cities. Yes, Texas is starting to look a lot like other states where people live in Democrat cities, competitive suburbs and rural areas dominated by the GOP.

So what happens in blue cities?  Crime goes up, and Dallas is no exception, as we see in these news reports:   

A new spike in violent crime drew response Monday from Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Police Chief U. Renee Hall.

Since Wednesday, there have been at least 24 shootings with 29 victims and 11 deaths.

The string of violence began Wednesday afternoon with the freeway killing of Dallas rap music star Mo3, known to his family as Melvin Noble. The 28-year old was a Dallas native. He was shot in the middle of the day on the I-35E R. L.Thornton Freeway as he tried to run away, police said.

A sad story but getting more common.   I’ve lived in this area since 1984 and we did not have this problem years ago.  There was your occasional crime of passion but not crime like this.  Who knew that Dallas would remind us of Chicago’s weekend shootouts?

Of course, crime has other consequences.  It drives people to the suburbs.  It discourages businesses moving to Texas from selecting Dallas as their home addresses.  Like other blue cities, Dallas is short on police officers.

So what’s our city council doing?  They are talking about bringing down statues and discussing our “racist” past.  Maybe they should talk about our growing crime problem.

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1965: Zoilo & Tony-O lead the AL MVP race


On this day in 1965, Zoilo Versalles was named the AL MVP.  He was followed by teammate Tony Oliva.  Zoilo & Tony were two of the key players in the Minnesota Twins who lost to the LA Dodgers in 7 games.   

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1863: Lincoln took the train to Gettysburg

On this day in 1863, President Lincoln took a train to Gettysburg, Pa.   

He delivered the now famous speech the next day.  

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