Saturday, February 05, 2022

Good jobs numbers but it's inflation and other stories



Good jobs numbers but inflation and the price of gasoline are killing middle class families.....Truckers in Canada and GoFundMe.......Johns Hopkins study and lockdowns.....TV ratings for Olympics.......Henry Aaron (1934-2021).....Happy # 80 Roger Staubach...........
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Here come the truckers

 


(My new American Thinker post)

Like Whoopi down here, PM Justin Trudeau in Canada is getting a good lesson on watching your mouth.    Like a good liberal, Trudeau went woke and played the Canadian version of "the deplorable" card.  This is what he said:   

“There is no place in our country for threats, violence or hatred,” he said, adding that the convoy was not representative of a majority of truckers, 90 percent of whom are vaccinated."

Unfortunately, Trudeau's words backfired.   It just motivated more truckers to drive to Ottawa and show their displeasure with being called pro-Nazi, racists, or followers of the Confederacy.  As my Canadian friend said, he did not know that Confederate flags were flown up north.  He reminded me that the protest was about lookdowns and restrictions, not some revival of the Canadian Jefferson Davis Club.   I guess that liberals just can't help themselves!

What happens when our truckers go to Washington?   According to Liz Peek, this is coming:  

As hard as it is to imagine, President Biden’s political fortunes are about to get worse. 

The massive trucker convoy that crossed Canada to protest against that country’s new vaccine mandates will almost certainly be replicated in the U.S. and will bring with it huge headaches for the Biden White House.

Biden pretends to be the champion of the “little guy”; he claims to support blue-collar workers. Truckers are exactly the kind of folks Biden is meant to embrace, but he will not do that.

The drivers protesting the vaccine mandates have already been portrayed by the liberal media as right-wing zealots and science deniers, which is only one notch above climate deniers. A Facebook group organizing the U.S. convoy that had amassed 130,000 members has been tossed off the social media platform amid allegations that the movement was being promoted by right-wing extremists, which the organizers deny.

It's always those terrible racist, anti-science plus climate deniers deplorables, isn't it?   

The problem for Biden is that the public is tired of mandates and lockdowns.  Furthermore, we just learned from a Johns Hopkins study that COVID lockdowns had ‘little to no effect’ on mortality rates.

So what's he going to tell the truckers?   Let's hope that he respects their concerns rather than bring out the talking points about George Wallace and Jim Crow.

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Happy # 93 Al Worthington




We remember Al Worthington who was born in Birmingham, Alabama, on this day in 1929.     

Before every team had a "closer"and bullpen specialists, Al Worthington did it with the Twins.

From 1964 to 1969, he saved 88 games with a 2.62 ERA for the Twins, a team that finished 1 game behind the Yankees in 1964, won the 1965 AL pennant, came in second to Baltimore in 1966, was eliminated in the last game of the 1967 season and won the AL West in 1969.    The Twins were a great AL team and Worthington coming out of the bullpen had a lot to do with it.

Worthington led the AL in saves with 18 in 1968.  

Great bullpen guy!

In 1973, Al became the baseball coach at Lynchburg Baptist College (now Liberty University) in Lynchburg, Virginia.     He retired December 1989.

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Happy # 74 Barbara Hershey


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We say happy birthday to Barbara Hershey who was born in California on this day in 1948.    

Over the years, Barbara Hershey worked on several TV shows and films:  "The Monroes" (1966), "With Six You Get Eggroll (1968), "The Baby Maker" (1970) and "Boxcar Bertha" (1972).

More recently, she worked in "The Stunt Man" (1980) with Peter O'Toole, "The Right Stuff" (1983), "The Natural" (1984) with Robert Redford, "Hannah and Her Sisters" (1986) with Woody Allen, "Hoosiers" (1986) with Gene Hackman, "Tin Men" (1987), "Shy People" (1987), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1988), "A World Apart" (1988) and "Beaches" (1988) with Bette Midler.

Happy birthday to a very talented lady.

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Happy # 80 Roger Staubach


We say birthday to Roger Staubach, one of the best QBs ever, ws born on this day in 1942.   He was drafted by Dallas in 1964 in the 10th round or the 129th overall selection that year.

Roger broke with the Cowboys in 1969 but did not become the full time QB until 1971.  He started 114 games with a  85-29 record.   In the post season, Roger started 17 games with a 11-6 record.   He played in 4 Super Bowls and won 2.

Great Cowboy!    Great community man.   Roger was one of all time favorite NFL players.

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