Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Abbott vs O'Rourke plus Mississippi abortion law & Waukesha reports

Abbott vs O'Rourke plus Mississippi abortion law & Waukesha reports 11/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Abbott vs O'Rourke ready for 2022......Mississippi abortion case before The Supreme Court......Waukesha media coverage.....PM Winston Churchill (1874-1965).........and other stories......click to listen:

Tuesday’s video: Biden’s energy problem

Tuesday’s video: 
Biden’s energy problem 
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McConaughey, Abbott, and Beto size up the Texas governor's office

(My new American Thinker post)

It’s final: Matthew will not run for governor of Texas. This is from The Texas Tribune:

Instead of running for office, McConaughey said he would continue to support “entrepreneurs, businesses and foundations that I believe are leaders” and “creating pathways for people to succeed in life.”

The video is worth watching. I have never seen a potential candidate announce a decision like this before. He spoke eloquently of personal responsibility. In the end, Mr. McConaughey understood the reality that he was not ready for a campaign about issues. I’m glad that he is not running.

What does it mean for Mr. O’Rourke and Governor Abbott?

The Governor is sitting on a 9 point lead in the latest poll and a huge reelection bank account. He does have a couple of challengers from the right, Allan West and Don Huffines. I don’t think that these two will keep the Governor below 50% in the primary but Mr. Huffines is spending a lot of money on commercials.

On the other hand, Mr. O’Rourke is obviously hearing about the GOP knocking on the door in South Texas. Like other Texas Democrats, Beto is hearing that the once blue border area is changing:

A lot of Democratic hopes are riding on O’Rourke this election cycle, but few may be more consequential to the party’s future in Texas than his ability to stave off a strong GOP offensive in South Texas. Emboldened by President Joe Biden’s underwhelming performance throughout the predominantly Hispanic region last year, Republicans have been pushing hard to make new inroads there, and O’Rourke faces an incumbent in Gov. Greg Abbott who has been working for years to win Hispanic voters.

But it is not just about halting the GOP’s post-2020 march in South Texas. O’Rourke, who is facing an uphill battle in the governor’s race, has ground to make up after his own less-than-stellar performance with voters there in 2018 when he ran for U.S. Senate — and turning out more Latino voters has long been key to Democratic hopes statewide.

O’Rourke has been candid about the problem. Days after the 2020 election, which cemented Republican dominance across Texas, he told supporters that the fact that the border region “has been ignored for years by the national party, and even many statewide Democratic candidates, hurt us badly.” Last week, he began his campaign for governor with a swing through the region, calling the early itinerary “very intentional” and vowing to return frequently.

Region ignored by party? Yes, there is some truth to that. It was a case of Democrats assuming that the border would always go blue. The real problem down south today is President Biden’s lawless madness at the border. It has turned loyal Democrats against a crazy policy that has nothing to do with immigration.

So the lineup is ready and let the campaigns sort of begin. The primary is ahead but the two finalists look set a month before Christmas.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

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

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda......A new virus is here and what should we do?....President Biden avoiding the press.....Thanksgiving 2021 and the 'stolen land crowd' is back.......10 months of President Biden and VP Harris and the Democrats are a mess.......Energy costs will go up this winter......Waukesha and the media.......Crime in the city...........
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Monday’s video: The stolen land crowd is back:

Monday’s video: 
The stolen land crowd is back
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If you hate it, then you need to pack up and go


(My new American Thinker post)

During the Thanksgiving recess, I learned that “the stolen land crowd” is back.  I first heard of this during the immigration marches of 2007.  

As you may remember, they were claiming back then that some of the U.S. southwest was stolen land.

Where do we raise these people?   It turns out that some people, often the young, don't like Thanksgiving, either.  

Let's check this out from Campus Reform:    

A student publication at Lehigh University called The Brown and White published an article in early November titled “This is not our land,” calling to attention the so-called “dark history” of Thanksgiving. 

“This is not our land” is an editorial from Lehigh University’s student publication, The Brown and White, that reminds readers that Americans “reside on stolen land after colonizers - many of whom could potentially be our ancestors- took advantage of the indigneous people and claimed this land as our own.”

“English settlers threatened, killed and abused the Native Americans to build a ‘New World’ that was already their own”, the article writes. 

No one denies that some Europeans killed and abused Native Americans.  At the same time, it's not like the "natives" had due process, freedom of speech, or self government.  In fact, the author of the aforementioned message would have been killed on the spot if he had written anything critical of most of the "native" regimes in power at the time.

It's time to start calling on these ignorant fools to study history or just pack up and move their butts somewhere else.  We are sick and tired of paying the taxes that fund their student loans or colleges.

A few years ago, there was a popular bumper sticker about loving or leaving America.  Well, it's time for some of these people to start leaving and let us enjoy the wonder of this nation that adopted my family years ago.

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Happy # 94 Vince Scully

We remember Vin Scully who was born in The Bronx, New York on this day in 1927.

Back in 1950, the Brooklyn Dodgers hired a young sports announcer named Vince Scully,    He joined Red Barber and Connie Desmond in one of the most important radio networks in baseball history.   

He replaced Ernie Harwell who went to work with the New York Giants but is better known for all of those great years calling Detroit Tigers' games.

Over the years, I've lived in cities with good announcers like the late Chuck Thompson (Orioles) and Mark Holtz (Rangers).     I never heard Scully on a daily basis but did pick him up in post season games.    He was great and very elegant.

Happy birthday Vince Scully and enjoy your retirement.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

It's the part about giving thanks that matters most

It's Thanksgiving and time for "the wokies" to bring up white supremacy along with more about "
the stolen land" theories.  It's also time to read a good article about what happened in Massachusetts many years ago.  I found this one by Tristan Justice really good and would recommend it a lot:   

All we know about the first Thanksgiving extends to a man named Edward Winslow, an eyewitness who devoted a single paragraph to the event describing Massasoit showing up with 90 men who went out and killed five deer to cook with what the English were preparing. The two groups then feasted for three days.

In short, the Pilgrims took a moment to celebrate abundance after nearly a year of pandemic grief following the death of half their settlement alongside their native neighbors who had also suffered recent harrowing losses. Sound familiar?

Yes, it sounds familiar.  Our family didn't suffer like the Pilgrims or survive a long winter but it was not easy for my dad with two jobs, my mom counting every dollar and making ends meet somehow.  How did they keep so many balls in the air?

We used to have a lot of conversations about Thanksgiving in those early days.  It was a completely new holiday for us.  I learned the details watching turkey posters in school and hearing kids talk about Pilgrims.

My father once said something really good, and it gets better age.  He reminded me that the Pilgrims said thanks to God for surviving a rough start.  That's all you have to remember about this holiday he would repeat every time the topic came up.  Everything else, from eating turkey to whether it happened in winter or spring, is just a detail.  

That's right. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks and counting your blessings.  Everything else is fun but inconsequential.

So enjoy your Thanksgiving Day and give thanks for all you have.  In our case, a new grandson who turned six months this week and a 91-year-old mom who has not lost a step after all these years.  And we live in the U.S. where we can be free in so many ways.

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving and watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special

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As you prepared for the Thanksgiving holidays?  Will you catch one of the Charlie Brown holiday special shows?   They are great.

Have a nice day with your family!

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and "Plymouth Adventure"

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Our blog will take a little time off from the politics during the Thanksgiving holiday.

We thank you for reading our posts. We wish you a good holiday with family.

However, we do understand the meaning of Thanksgiving.

This is a good family moment and opportunity to catch a great movie.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving 1863: A message from President Abraham Lincoln

(My new American Thinker post)

 Let me wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving.  We should remember the words of President Abraham Lincoln from October 1863.  They set the table for what we now call Thanksgiving and the message is just as current as ever.  We must remember that it was not until 1941 that the fourth Thursday of November was designated as Thanksgiving.

Of course, the Lincoln proclamation came in the middle of a Civil War and a nation divided. We are not that divided in 2021, though sometimes I wonder.   

Here it goes:

A Proclamation.

The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. 

To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict; while that theatre has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union. 

Needful diversions of wealth and of strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defence, have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship; the axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. 

Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battle-field; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom. 

No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. 

They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy. It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. 

I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the 

Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the Unites States the Eighty-eighth.

By the President: Abraham Lincoln

Enjoy the day with your family.  We have many things to be thankful for, from good health to strong families.  And last but not least, it's okay to check the Raiders-Cowboys game.

Note: M.E. Boyd has also commented on what Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation means in 2021. You can read it here.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Go Kyle, go!

 (My new American Thinker)

We can say a couple of things about the Rittenhouse verdict.  

First, the jury saved our legal system.  They followed the law, were not intimidated by the mob outside and delivered the correct verdict.   Professor Turley said it best:  

"The result was hardly a surprise to many of us who watched the trial rather than the media coverage. The jury spent days carefully considering the evidence and could not find a single count that was supported beyond a reasonable doubt.

In rendering its verdict, the jury fulfilled its core function in our legal system. The jury was designed to protect an individual from becoming the grist of a criminal justice system.

Second, young Kyle can now take the next step and save the media from itself.  He needs to sue and break the back of some of the most irresponsible news coverage in years.   Here is a brief summary from Kaylee McGhee:   

At least a handful of major news networks have spent the past week spreading outright lies about Rittenhouse’s case and smearing him as a “racist” and “white supremacist.” 

Just yesterday, MSNBC host Tiffany Cross referred to Rittenhouseas “this little murderous white supremacist.” 

A few days earlier, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough claimed Rittenhouse fired his weapon 60 times when evidence shows he fired his rifle a total of eight times. MSNBC host Joy Reid accused Rittenhouse of driving four hours with an AR-15 when Rittenhousetestified in court that he acquired the weapon at a friend’s house once he arrived in Kenosha. 

CBS reporter Mark Strassman also falsely claimed Rittenhousecrossed state lines “armed for battle.”

Like Russia Russia Russia or young Sandmann's case, the media just lost it.  Too many mistakes in the same direction wouldn't you agree?

I think that today's media can be divided into two groups, the crazy bunch deeply infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome and the serious ones appalled by the aforementioned behavior.  My guess is that the serious people in the newsroom are cheering for Kyle to blow up the likes of MSNBC and CNN.   

Go for it, Kyle.  You will save journalism from its vicious self-destructive behavior.  

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Happy # 81 Oscar Robertson

We say happy birthday to the great Oscar Robertson.    He was born in Tennessee on this day in 1940.

I got to watch him in Milwaukee when he led the Bucks to the 1970-71 NBA title.

The "Big O" broke with the Cincinnati Royals (now Sacramento Kings) in 1960-61.    He played 10 seasons there and averaged 29.3 points.

Then he went to Milwaukee where he got to play with Lew Alcindor and win a title.

Great player!

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021 with Frank Burke author and businessman

Thanksgiving 2021 with Frank Burke author and businessman 11/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics: 

Guest: Frank Burke, businessman and author.....We will look at Thanksgiving 2021.........and other stories.............click to listen:

Tuesday's video: Can Beto stay away from Biden?

Tuesday's video: 
Can Beto stay away from Biden? 
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Does Beto O'Rourke think distance from Biden will help his campaign in Texas?


(My new American Thinker post)

It did not take long for Mr. O'Rourke to distance himself from President Biden — less than a week, to be exact.  This is from MSN News:

"This campaign in Texas is not going to be about Joe Biden, it's not going to be about Donald Trump, it's not going to be about anyone outside of our state," O'Rourke said. "This is going to be about the people of Texas and what the people of Texas want."

Anchor Dana Bash followed up, asking if O'Rourke would prefer that Biden did not campaign for him amid poll numbers that show just 35% of Texans support the president.

"I'm focused on Texas and on my fellow Texans," O'Rourke said. "Those are the people most important to me. There is no politician, there is no other person from outside of this state who can help change the course of this election for better or for worse."

Well, that's too cute.  Beto O'Rourke also took a shot at President Biden on the border problem — an easy shot, given how unpopular the whole thing is.  The latest poll is Abbott plus 6 over O'Rourke.

Can Beto distance himself from Beto?  I don't think so, because there is too much video, and Governor Abbott will remind us of that.

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