Sunday, November 29, 2020

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 11/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.....Georgia and the US Senate......The recounts and state legislators question results....The GOP and the US House...The GOP and state legislatures...The Biden Cabinet.....Will anyone work for a police force in a blue city?..Happy # 93 Vince Scully....
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Maybe the soccer ladies should check out the NBA's ratings

Surprise, but the U.S. soccer ladies are back for another season or something like that.  Frankly, I did not know they were gone in the first place, but that's probably because I don't watch soccer.  The ladies now want all of us to know they are really interested in human decency, or so they say:

We wear Black Lives Matter to affirm human decency. 

This is not political, it’s a statement on human rights.

Thank you for telling us that preaching about BLM is not political.  Thank you even more for telling us that it's your "duty" to do this.  Sorry, but duty is a police officer who protects you and me.  Duty is a soldier defending our freedom.  Playing soccer is a skill, and these ladies are good at it.  But it is not your duty to do anything.

Talk about a bunch of self-appointed virtue-signalers taking themselves way too seriously.  I'm sure that millions of people sat around all year just waiting to hear what these ladies had to say about this or anything else.

I think that Lebron and his pals said something like that before the entire country tuned out the NBA.

Good luck with your upcoming games, but don't expect a lot of your fellow citizens to watch you playing.

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"The Cubans" by Fernando Hernandez



Cubans are such great story tellers.  I guess that's because we have so many good stories to tell!
 
Why is that?  What makes Cubans such good storytellers?

Maybe it's our Spanish heritage or something about the island that just brings out the "storyteller" in all of us.
 
 
It is a wonderful collection of stories about Cubans, like you & me, who settled in the US and made something out of ourselves: 
"In this new book the reader will discover how in 1930 a Havana bandleader traveled to New York City, recorded a million-copy hit that kicked-started a Cuban music craze throughout the United States.
Science fiction lovers will learn that a Cuban-American was the writer, producer, and story editor of many Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes. An author born in 1865 in Brooklyn, New York of Cuban origin began his career at age 12, becoming a prolific boys’ fiction writer earning the nickname the American Jules Verne.
History buffs will enjoy reading about three sisters who became Confederate spies during the Civil War, and thanks to their bravery, a Union warship was captured.
New Yorkers and those who visit the Big Apple will read of the work of a structural engineer, born in Havana of immigrant Lithuanian Jews, who was known as “Mr. New York” for his engineering of the city’s skyscrapers, including the 70-story Trump World Tower.
Read about a surgeon who in 2012 led a team of 150 doctors, nurses, and others in Maryland in the most extensive face transplant surgery ever performed in the world.
The book also profiles those who serve the less fortunate, including the co-founder of Florida’s largest free clinic serving migrant workers, the working poor, the sick, and families who fall between the cracks of America’s social system.
This is a book that transcends ethnic, national, racial, gender and religious barriers and bears witness to what Cubans, both political refugees and immigrants, have accomplished in a country where liberty and freedom abound.
This is the story of the Cuban-Americans, and the footprints they have left on their path across the United States."
What's the best part of the book?  They are all real CUBANS!    Everyone of these stories is about a CUBANO who beat the odds in the US.
 
This is a fun book.  It is inspirational.  Some stories will make you laugh, like "las cubanitas" in the US Civil War, and others will touch your heart.
 
Here is an idea:  Give this book to your kids or grandchildren if you have any.  Tell them that this is what Cuban heritage is all about.  Last, but not least, Fernando has quite a story too.  He was one of the 14,000 Pedro Pan children who came to the US in the early 1960's.
 
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2015 post: Cubano not Hispano?

How crazy is the left getting?  Chris Matthews of MSNBC recently wondered if Senator Rubio and Senator Cruz are Hispanic. It’s nothing new since most liberals think that minorities are only genuine when they vote Democrat. Ask Justice Thomas or Dr Carson.
Here are a couple of tips for Mr Matthews:
First, the U.S. government defines Hispanic like this:
So, are Cruz and Rubio Hispanic? That’s easy. It’s a blood thing. Look at the definition from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: “A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.”
Second, Hispanics come in many colors.   
There are white Hispanics, or the descendants of Spanish and Europeans. My father’s ancestors moved to Cuba in the 1840s from Spain. My mother’s family moved to Cuba from Asturias (the northern province of Spain) in the 1920s. Let me add that Fidel Castro’s father was a Spaniard who stayed in Cuba after the Spanish American War of 1898.
There are black Hispanics who are primarily from Caribbean countries, such as the Dominican Republic and down to Panama. These are the offspring of the slaves who came to the region in the 18th century.   
There are Asian Hispanics too. Chinese immigrants built the railroads in Mexico. The Chinese left their impact. I would suggest looking for a Cuban-Chinese restaurant in Miami or New York.   
Of course, there are many native Americans in such countries as Mexico,  Peru, and Central America. They are the descendants of the great civilization that the Spanish explorers found, such as the Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas. 
There is also great diversity when it comes to religion. It’s true that most Hispanics have Catholic roots but there are hundreds of Jewish high schools in Latin America. It’s estimated that 500,000 Jews live in Latin America.
Hispanics in the U.S. are a combination of all of those groups. It’s amazing that “diversity mad” liberals do not understand that.
Unfortunately, the word “Hispanic” has now been given a political meaning. It was only supposed to be a definition of your background, not the way you vote.
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1963: Ernesto Lecuona died and left us a legacy of great songs


He was born on August 6, 1895 in Guanabacoa, near Havana.  

 
He is buried in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne, NY.

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.    Back in 2013, we recalled Lecuona's life and music with Fernando Hernandez, author:

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