Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Vaccine mandates plus Virginia governor race and other stories

Vaccine mandates plus Virginia governor race and other stories 10/12 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The vaccine mandates and the consequences....Virginia is suddenly too close to call.....Coach Jon Gruden....John Denver 1997.….and other stories.....click to listen:

Good news: Hello Columbus Day

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Happy days are here again.   It's another Columbus Day and an opportunity to remember everything that sailed with him.

In 2017, President Trump signed a proclamation for Columbus and it did not blame Christopher for a darn thing. Let’s see the text:    

Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the age of exploration and discovery. The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation.  Therefore, on Columbus Day, we honor the skilled navigator and man of faith, whose courageous feat brought together continents and has inspired countless others to pursue their dreams and convictions -- even in the face of extreme doubt and tremendous adversity.

More than five centuries after his initial voyage, we remember the “Admiral of the Ocean Sea” for building the critical first link in the strong and enduring bond between the United States and Europe.  While Isabella I and Ferdinand II of Spain sponsored his historic voyage, Columbus was a native of the City of Genoa, in present day Italy, and represents the rich history of important Italian American contributions to our great Nation.  There can be no doubt that American culture, business, and civic life would all be much less vibrant in the absence of the Italian American community.  We also take this opportunity to reaffirm our close ties to Columbus’s country of birth, Italy.  Italy is a strong ally and a valued partner in promoting peace and promoting prosperity around the world.  

In commemoration of Christopher Columbus’s historic voyage, the Congress, by joint resolution of April 30, 1934, and modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), as amended, has requested the President proclaim the second Monday of October of each year as “Columbus Day.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2017, as Columbus Day.  I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.  I also direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings on the appointed day in honor of our diverse history and all who have contributed to shaping this Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. 

Glad to see it. I’m sure that President Trump was called a racist or this or that. However, his point is correct.

The Europeans brought a lot to the New World, such as the rule of law and eventually the Bill of Rights that allows uninformed people to protest Columbus’ monuments.   

Blaming Columbus for every native woman raped or village destroyed misrepresents what actually happened after he landed here.  After all, most of today's Columbus critics would not last a second under Moctezuma, Geronimo, or the others.  The "indigenous people" crowd has created this romantic view of what was here before Columbus.  

As for me, I’m delighted that I was born in a New World discovered by Columbus.  In the meantime, the attacks continue.

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Tuesday’s video: Governor Abbot is right about mandates


Tuesday’s video:

Governor Abbot is right about mandates

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Democrats surprised that the GOP is acting like a majority in Texas


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Down in Texas, we are talking about A&M defeating # 1 Alabama, and redistricting.  The first one is easy but the second one is a bit controversial.

The Texas "maps" came out and apparently will survive the partisan grenades. Why?  The proposed maps protect incumbents, as we saw in the Texas Tribune:  

The Texas Senate approved a map Friday that would largely protect incumbents in Congress while reducing the number of districts in which Black and Hispanic residents make up the majority of eligible voters -- stymieing the growth of the state’s Democratic Party representation in Washington, D.C.

The congressional map is focused more on protecting incumbents than on growing the power of the dominant Republican Party in the state by flipping districts from blue to red. But the map, proposed by GOP state Sen. Joan Huffman of Houston, helps Republicans by increasing the number of districts that would have voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election and decreasing those that would have gone for Joe Biden.

In anticipation of federal challenges to the map, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a Republican who presides over the Senate, said in a statement Friday that the proposal approved by the chamber was “legal and fair” and represented a “commitment to making sure every Texan’s voice is heard in Washington, D.C.”

As expected, the Democrats are playing the victim and the race card.  In fact, they don't have a map or "vote reform law" problem.  What they have is a message problem, specially when they get out to the suburbs and rural areas.  

Once upon a time, in 1984 when I moved to Texas, the Democrat Party competed rather well across the state.   Then their message changed, from gun control to just about everything else.   Texas was the state that businessman and candidate for U.S. Senate George H.W. Bush lost in 1964 and 1970.  His son, George W. Bush, was elected and reelected in landslide.

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