Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Texas vs DOJ round one plus Ohio primaries plus other stories

Texas vs DOJ round one plus Ohio primaries plus other stories 08/04 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Texas vs DOJ round one...Ohio primaries good for Trump not so good for the wokes....Concern within Democrat Party that they will lose the Congress...Texas Democrats in Washington.....Nolan Ryan vs Robin Ventura 1993...
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Wednesday’s video: Texas loses first round


Wednesday’s video: 
Texas loses first round 
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How is it playing in Texas?



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The current Texas legislature session will end on August 8 and the new one starts the next day.  The governor will continue to start new sessions until he signs the vote integrity law or they run out of money to support the Texas gang in Washington.  My money is on Governor Greg Abbott winning this contest.  The governor has time and the votes to move on.  The Democrats in Washington do not have the votes and depend on someone paying their hotel bills.

The Texas Democrats were visited by fellow liberals over the last couple of days.  It's nice but won't change a thing.  It's sort of like your friend leaving you a voice mail after you got an eviction notice:  "Bro, I'm sorry to hear that and we'll be thinking of you"

Last, but not least, Senator Joe Manchin is not supporting the "For the People Act".  My guess is that the people of West Virginia are not into federalizing elections.  

They are not getting help from President Biden either.   He seems focused on an infrastructure bill and the Delta variant has not helped the Texans get their phone calls returned in Washington.  

Even Beto, the self appointed defender of voting rights, is showing a little anger.  This is what he said:    

“We have not gotten to that level of urgency that this crisis demands from us,” O’Rourke said in an interview ahead of the march.   

I guess not, my friend Beto.

To my knowledge, there is no polling data on how this detour to Washington is playing back in Texas.  My gut feeling is that the Democrats have not gained many votes but have put their fellow legislators in competitive districts in trouble. Add redistricting to the mix and it won't be pretty.

A liberal friend at church, who voted for Senator Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 primary, put it this way:  "Okay, you made your point.  Come home and do something about it in 2022."

One way or another, they will return to Texas.  My only question is whether anyone will show up to greet them.


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What can we learn from the old "brasero" program?


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On this in 1942, the US and Mexico signed  The Mexican Farm Labor Agreement.   

In 1953, Pres. Eisenhower expanded the "brasero program" because thousands of Mexicans were crossing over and working illegally in the post-war housing boom in the Southwest.

It was killed in 1965 by President Johnson. Looking back, President Johnson made a huge mistake to please the labor unions, as John Fund wrote years ago:

"I've written before about how President Eisenhower's Bracero guest-worker program reduced arrests of illegal aliens at the border from over a million in 1954 to only 45,000 by 1959. 
The number of arrests remained under 100,000 a year until 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson ended the program under pressure from labor unions."
The "brasero" program worked for two reasons:

1) It established a legal framework for hiring Mexican workers; and,

2) It understood that most Mexicans just wanted to come here to work. They just wanted an opportunity to work, make some dollars and go back home.

Let's revive a modern version of "brasero". Give people a chance to come here, work and go back to Mexico with a pocketful of dollars!


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August 4, 1993: Nolan Ryan vs Robin Ventura


Where were you the night that Robin Ventura charged Nolan Ryan?  I was playing with my young sons and listening to the Rangers' game.  Then I heard the late Mark Holtz say that Ventura was charging Ryan.  A couple of hours later, the video was all over the world.

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Happy # 73 John Riggins


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We say happy birthday to John Riggins, the great NFL running back born on this day in 1948.     Riggins was inducted into NFL Hall of Fame in 1992.

John started his NFL career with the New York Jets in 1971 but his greatest seasons were with Washington Redskins, 1976-85:   7,472 rushing yards & 79 TD's

Who can forget that impressive 43-yard TD in Super Bowl XVII?    It was fabulous!

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We remember Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)


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Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest performers ever. I've always enjoyed his unique style as a vocalist and instrumentalist.   He was born on August 4, 1901 and died July 6, 1971!

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August 2009: Memories of Paul McCartney in Dallas!




We remember Paul McCartney at Cowboys' Stadium back in 2009.  This is how Pete Freedman saw it:  
For the first hour or so of Paul McCartney's set at Cowboys Stadium last night, the show had a little trouble gaining traction.     
Blame the set's start; though McCartney opened with the Beatles hit "Drive My Car," then immediately followed things up with one of Wings' best tracks, "Jet," the show seemed to stall in its efforts to really take off--even McCartney's performance of "Blackbird" seemed a little dry.
The fact that, now, with some of the glitz rubbed off of the new stadium, the sound issues in the cavernous space seemed even more noticeable than ever, certainly didn't help, either. It was a shame: Affable as he was on stage, McCartney's performance seemed destined to disappoint. Was this a rock show, or just a live tribute to the man that was?
Then, 16 songs into the night, McCartney addressed the crowd for a moment, just as he had been doing all night long.
"When we were kids back in Liverpool. one of the biggest influences on us was a man from Texas," he said, before calling out Lubbock, and then Buddy Holly, by name, much to the audience's delight. "Here's a song we don't do for everyone. It's special. So we're gonna do it for you."
McCartney and his band then launched into a cover of Holly's "It's So Easy," a performance the crowd lapped up with joy.    
And so it was.   McCartney in Texas and the crowd went home happy!

P.S. Speaking of summers past, Paul McCartney had the # 1 song in the country this week in 1980:  "Coming up"! 



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