Monday, May 23, 2022

We remember May 23






We remember May 23:

Crime files:  Bonnie & Clyde were killed on this day in 1934.  It happened in Sailes, LA.  They were ambushed by a police force and killed instantly.

Music files:   We remember Rosemary Clooney who was born in Maysville, Kentucky, on this day in 1928.   She died in 2002.

Music files:    We remember Helen O'Connell who was born in Lima, Ohio, on this day in 1920.   She died in 1993.

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1934: Bonnie & Clyde killed by police



Bonnie & Clyde were killed on this day in 1934.  It happened in Sailes, LA.  They were ambushed by a police force and killed instantly.   And the rest is history.       In 1967, Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway were in a movie about "Bonnie & Clyde".
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We remember Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002)



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We remember Rosemary Clooney who was born in Maysville, Kentucky, on this day in 1928.   She died in 2002.

She was a hugely popular singer in the 1950's, including recording "Sway" with Perez Prado.   She was with Bing Crosby in "White Christmas", the classic holiday movie and song.   Another one of her hits was "Mambo italiano".

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Canto Talk Shows from last week


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Maybe Sherlock Holmes can unmask the Supreme Court leaker

 


(My new American Thinker post)

Two weeks, and the Supreme Court leaker is still going to work every day.  I assume he is, unless there was a resignation that no one heard about.

Who did it?  We understand that Chief Justice Roberts is very committed to finding the leaker.  Yet this leaker is still out there, and who knows what other "leak" is coming?  Once a leaker, always a leaker.  Just check out the repeat leakers who kept the media busy during the Russia and Trump story.

So Justice Roberts needs a Plan B.  I'm not knocking the FBI, but this leak calls for the genius.

We remember that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on this day in 1859:

After medical school, Doyle moved to London, where his slow medical practice left him ample free time to write. 

His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, was published in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887. 

Starting in 1891, a series of Holmes stories appeared in The Strand magazine. Holmes enabled Doyle to leave his medical practice in 1891 and devote himself to writing, but the author soon grew weary of his creation. 

In The Final Problem, he killed off both Holmes and his nemesis, Dr. Moriarty, only to resuscitate Holmes later due to popular demand. 

So maybe we can revive Holmes once again and turn the matter of the leak to him.  The new novel should be titled The Angry Intern Seeking Fame and Fortune or the story of the liberal who just couldn't accept the idea that voters rather than justices should make these calls.  The motive was to excite the hapless Democrats 2022, write a book or two, and get a job as a legal analyst at CNN plus.

At the beginning of his work, Mr. Holmes put out his pipe ("no smoking" these days) and interviewed the interns one by one.  In another front, Dr. Watson, the other half of the duo, watched carefully as the interns answered the questions.

One question started one particular intern.

Holmes asked: "Where does it say in the U.S. Constitution that abortion is a right?"

Intern said: "It's not there, but that's what modern justices do."

Holmes again: "So the voters don't count."

Intern replied: "In this case, they do not.  The issue is too complicated for those people."

Later in their makeshift version of 221B Baker Street, Holmes finally lit his pipe and said, "I got the leaker."  Dr. Watson said, "Yes, you did."

Eventually, Mr. Holmes called a press conference and identified the leaker, or the angry leaker on a mission.  He looked at the startled media; recalled one of his famous cases, "A Case of Identity"; and said this:

It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.

Elementary, Dr. Watson!  Yes, the little things such as thinking this person was smarter than the voters.  Holmes picked up on that immediately, and Dr. Watson said thumbs up.

Holmes got it.  Will the FBI do the same?

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We remember May 22






We remember May 22:

"Holmes magic":    We remember that Mr Doyle was born on this day in 1859Elementary Dr Watson!

Beatles # 1 hits:    “Ticket to ride” hit # 1 this week in the US, the UK and lots of other countries.   It was a great vocal performance by John & Paul.    George played a super guitar.  Ringo was unique with his drums.

Podcast archives: Juanjo Casal, musician and leader of Los Casals, a pop music band from Uruguay..........................click to listen!


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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Title 42 plus Speaker Pelosi and the Bishop and What did Hillary know?


Title 42.....Speaker Pelosi and the Bishop.....What did Hillary know? .........1927 Lindbergh lands in Paris........and other stories.....
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Maybe the Secretary should talk to the people in the Interior


 (My new American Thinker post)

First, she shows no emotion about rising gasoline prices.  One would think that she would have prepared for such an obvious question.  In other words, I would have expected her to say 1,000 times that she feels the pain at the pump.  No, she responded with aloof answers about a "balanced approach" whatever that means.  I would think that most Americans would love an approach that tilts a bit in their direction, i.e. a drop in gas prices.

Second, she was confused when asked about the environmental impact of drilling there rather than here:

“Is it more environmentally friendly to develop and produce oil and gas” in the U.S. or in foreign countries, like Venezuela? 

Biden Interior Secretary: “I’m not an economist”

Thank God that she was not asked to define "woman."  

Miss Haaland is running the Department of Interior but does not have a clue of what people are experiencing in the interior or anywhere else.  How can any fair-minded person watch this and conclude that the Biden administration is connected to reality?   

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We remember May 21






We remember May 21:

"The spirit of St. Louis":    We remember that Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris in 1927.     His plane "The spirit of St. Louis" had taken off from Roosevelt Field 33 hours earlier.

"Perry Mason":  We remember Raymond Burr, known to most of us as Perry Mason.  He was born on this day in 1917 and died in 1993.    

Rock history:   On this day in 1955, Chuck Berry recorded "Maybellene" and the rest is history.   Berry went on to have many more hits.   He also influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones of the next generation of rock.    It all started for Berry with the wonderful "Maybellene".

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1927: Charles Lindbergh arrived in Paris


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We remember that Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris in 1927.     His plane "The spirit of St. Louis" had taken off from Roosevelt Field 33 hours earlier.

As a result of the flight, Lindbergh became an international personality and met his future wife during a trip to Mexico.     He died in 1974.


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The first Atlantic crossing by plane: Still amazing to think about


(My new American Thinker post)

Jimmy Stewart's The Spirit of St. Louis is a great movie, especially thanks to the scenes of Charles Lindbergh trying to stay awake over the Atlantic Ocean.

On May 21 in 1927, Charles Lindbergh did something that had never been done before:
At 7:52 a.m. EST on May 20, The Spirit of St. Louis lifted off from Roosevelt Field, so loaded with fuel that it barely cleared the telephone wires at the end of the runway. Lindbergh traveled northeast up the coast. After only four hours, he felt tired and flew within 10 feet of the water to keep his mind clear. As night fell, the aircraft left the coast of Newfoundland and set off across the Atlantic.
At about 2 a.m. on May 21, Lindbergh passed the halfway mark, and an hour later dawn came. Soon after, The Spirit of St. Louis entered a fog, and Lindbergh struggled to stay awake, holding his eyelids open with his fingers and hallucinating that ghosts were passing through the cockpit.
After 24 hours in the air, he felt a little more awake and spotted fishing boats in the water. 
At about 11 a.m. (3 p.m. local time), he saw the coast of Ireland. Despite using only rudimentary navigation, he was two hours ahead of schedule and only three miles off course. He flew past England and by 3 p.m. EST was flying over France. It was 8 p.m. in France, and night was falling.
At the Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris, tens of thousands of Saturday night revelers had gathered to await Lindbergh’s arrival.
At 10:24 a.m. local time, his gray and white monoplane slipped out of the darkness and made a perfect landing in the air field. The crowd surged on 
The Spirit of St. Louis, and Lindbergh, weary from his 33 1/2-hour, 3,600-mile journey, was cheered and lifted above their heads. He hadn’t slept for 55 hours. Two French aviators saved Lindbergh from the boisterous crowd, whisking him away in an automobile. He was an immediate international celebrity.
The best part of Lindbergh's odyssey is how incredible it was.  It was a test not just of a machine, but of the human body and mind.  In other words, the flight could have ended if Lindbergh had not stayed awake.  He could have crashed and drowned from the lack of sleep.   

Lindbergh said this about sitting in that small cabin with nothing but his eyes and good instincts to get him to his destination:
While my hand is on the stick, my feet on the rudder, and my eyes on the compass, this consciousness, like a winged messenger, goes out to visit the waves below, testing the warmth of water, the speed of wind, the thickness of intervening clouds. It goes north to the glacial coasts of Greenland, over the horizon to the edge of dawn, ahead to Ireland, England, and the continent of Europe, away through space to the moon and stars, always returning, unwillingly, to the mortal duty of seeing that the limbs and muscles have attended their routine while it was gone.
Lindbergh died in 1974.  Wonder what he thought when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon five years before!

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We remember Raymond Burr (1917-1993)




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We remember Raymond Burr, known to most of us as Perry Mason.  He was born on this day in 1917 and died in 1993.    

Back in 1956,  Burr was in Cuba working on “Affair in Havana“.     Burr played “Mal Mallabee”, a rich businessman confined to a wheelchair as the result of a boating accident.  Mallabee hired an investigator to look into his wife Lorna (Sara Shane) who is allegedly having an affair with Nick Douglas, an American living and working in Cuba played by John Cassavetes.   
Catch “Affair in Havana” the next time it’s shown on the retro channels.   I won’t tell you more about the plot. 
The movie will take you back to a time when Americans worked and invested in Cuba without fear of confiscation, totally functional pre-Castro Cuba.
After that movie, Burr applied for the role of “Perry Mason” .   He won the audition and started that show later in 1957 and it became one of the most popular TV series ever. 
I recall my late father saying that he saw the show in pre-Castro Cuba.  I remember watching the show in Mexico overdubbed in Spanish.

Burr had another popular series called “Ironside”.   It was good but I think most of us remember him for those Perry Mason shows.
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1955: Chuck Berry and the story of "Maybellene"

On this day in 1955, Chuck Berry recorded "Maybellene" and the rest is history.        

Chuck Berry has a very special place in the history of rock.  He is one of the legendary composers and guitarists.     Where would rock be without Chuck Berry?

Berry went on to have many more hits.   He also influenced The Beatles and The Rolling Stones of the next generation of rock.

It all started for Berry with the wonderful "Maybellene".


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Friday, May 20, 2022

Clinton campaign manager speaks at trial & Biden keeps dropping in polls



Former Hillary Clinton campaign manager speaks at trial.......Biden keeps dropping in the polls with Hispanics.....Secretary of Interior can not say that gas prices are too high......Cuba Independence Day 1902.......Spirit of St Louis 1927....Jimmy Stewart 1908-1997.......
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Too late to talk gun control in Buffalo

 


(My new American Thinker post)

As expected, the Democrats came out talking about more gun control.  It's all they do after one of these terrible incidents, like the horrible shooting in Buffalo.

Yet, two things happened in New York. The first one is that a mentally unstable young man was allowed to legally buy a gun. The second one is that New York's gun laws did not work.

Let's look at this young man, Payton S. Gendron. He was walking around with a message on his head: Stop me before I kill somebody! He was incredibly outside of the police radar, as we see in this report

In the Discord posts -- eventually shared more widely on the hate-filled 4chan online forum -- the alleged gunman wrote he visited the supermarket three times March 8 to survey its layout. 

He also wrote he used Google's graph feature for a location's "popular times" to determine the busiest times at the store.

Among the Discord posts, which run from mid-November to May, Gendron wrote he chose the ZIP code in Buffalo because it was the one with the greatest percentage of Black people that's relatively near his home in Conklin, New York. The cities are about 230 miles apart.

The police should have known about Discord and that these messages were being posted. Where were the kids' parents? Didn't they know that their son was a time bomb? What about his friends?  He was posting and I assume that some people were following him. Why didn't someone call the police? Everyone in his "followers" list is responsible for failing to report what Payton was up to.

The second thing that happened is that New York's gun laws did not really work. The Democrats are desperately changing the subject  to white supremacy. However, the families of the dead deserve an explanation rather than another round of executive orders.  It's obvious that "red flags" did not work and that's what the focus should be.

Stop talking about white supremacy and more gun control and explain to people why the authorities did such a lousy job of protecting them.   

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We remember May 20




We remember May 20:

Cuban history:  On this day in 1902, Cuba became an independent country.   

First flight:  t was a rainy morning on May 20, 1927 but Charles Lindbergh took off to cross the Atlantic.   It  must have been one heck of a solo flight!  

Yankee history:  We remember the late Bobby Murcer born on this day in 1946.  He died in 2008.

Jeans etc:    Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis joined forces 
in 1873 and created the work pants that we now call "blue jeans".  And so we have women wearing "blue jeans".       Thank you Levi & Jacob!

Great movies:  We remember James Maitland Stewart who was born in Indiana, PA, on this day in 1908.   Stewart became of the greatest movie stars of the 20th, from "Winchester '73" to "Mr. Smith goes to Washington" to "The Spirit of St. Louis" and more.  He died in 1997.  

Hard to believe:    She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California in 1946.   We know her as Cher.   

Pop music:   We remember Robin Gibb (1949-2012).   Robin, along with big brother Barry and twin Maurice, formed The Bee Gees.    They became one of the legendary groups of pop music.

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So Cher is 76 today?

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She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California in 1946.   We know her as Cher.    

In the 1960s, Cher and her husband Sonny, had a string of hits as Sonny & Cher.    


The couple moved to TV in the 1970s and then Cher followed that with a very successful solo career.


We hope that she is enjoying another birthday.   Frankly, a lot of us can not believe that time has flown by!

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Gerrymandering in New York plus Buffalo and New York's gun laws plus more




Gerrymandering in New York......The Buffalo killer and New York's gun laws....The Durham trial.......and other stories.......
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Thursday's video: Gerrymandering in New York plus Buffalo and New York's gun laws plus more


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Public school enrollment is plummeting


 (My new American Thinker post)

According to a New York Times article, parents are not sending their kids to public schools the way they used to.  This is a sample of the school districts feeling the pinch:

In New York City, the nation's largest school district has lost some 50,000 students over the past two years. In Michigan, enrollment remains more than 50,000 below prepandemic levels from big cities to the rural Upper Peninsula.

In the suburbs of Orange County, Calif., where families have moved for generations to be part of the public school system, enrollment slid for the second consecutive year; statewide, more than a quarter-million public school students have dropped from California's rolls since 2019.

And since school funding is tied to enrollment, cities that have lost many students — including Denver, Albuquerque and Oakland — are now considering combining classrooms, laying off teachers or shutting down entire schools.

All together, America's public schools have lost at least 1.2 million students since 2020, according to a recently published national survey. State enrollment figures show no sign of a rebound to the previous national levels any time soon.

Wow.  I knew that it was a big number but had no idea that it exceeded 1 million.

Why is this happening?

First, let's start with the pandemic and the way that kids were kept at home.  I recall that our area Catholic schools, and other private schools, were operating, whereas the public schools were not.  How did these schools do it?  They were careful and kept parents in the loop.

Second, let's look at what these kids were taught about the country's history.

Last, but not least, the big overriding reason is that the public school system acted like the monopoly that it is.  It put its interests first and did not listen to the parents or customers.  Who pays the taxes?  The parents!

So Mom and Dad started looking for alternatives and taking control of their kids' education.

What happens now?  There is some big downsizing coming up.  Many school districts will have to lay off teachers and close facilities.  The collapse is starting, and the teachers' union has only itself to blame.

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A word about May 19





We remember May 19:

Music files:  Estela Raval was born May 19, 1935 in Argentina.   She was the lead vocalist for Los Cinco Latinos, a great Spanish pop group from the 1950's and 1960's.  She died on June 6, 2012.  

Cuban history:  Jose Marti was killed on May 19, 1895.   His death on the battlefield came after years of speeches, articles and contributions to the cause of Cuban independence from Spain.    A few years ago, we spoke with  Professor Alfred Lopez about his new book, "Jose Marti, a revolutionary life"..........CLICK TO LISTEN!

Rock history:   We say happy birthday to Pete Townshend, who was born in London on this day in 1945.    

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We remember Estela Raval (1935-2012)


As a young boy in Cuba, and later in the US, I remember hearing “Quiereme Siempre” on the radio.  
Estela Raval was born May 19, 1935 in Argentina.   She died on June 6, 2012.   She was the lead vocalist of Los Cinco Latinos, a wonderful group from the 1950’s and 1960’s.  They recorded many Spanish versions of The Platters’ hits, such as “Mi oracion” and other of their own hits like “Quiereme siempre“. 
The Cinco Latinos had great harmonies plus Estela’s very elegant look. 
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