Friday, March 04, 2022

A chat with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor



Guest:   Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor...........We will look at the Biden presidency today........the upcoming midterms................and other stories........click to listen:


Friday's video: A look back at the Biden State of the Union


Friday's video: A look back at the Biden State of the Union

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And Beto is still talking the lights going out


 (My new American Thiker post)

In Texas, the stage is set for the anticipated Abbott vs O'Rourke gubernatorial election in 8 months.  Incumbent Texas Gov. Greg Abbott gave a victory speech highlighting job creation and the strong state economy following his primary victory.  On the Democrat side, Beto O'Rourke is still talking about the power grid and a few other things:  

The People of Texas Campaign will focus partly on Abbott's "radical agenda," as O'Rourke's campaign puts it.  

“While Abbott tries to divide and distract us, we are focused on uniting Texans around a shared vision for great jobs, world-class schools, affordable health care, and a future where everyone in this state can live to their full potential," O'Rourke said in a news release Wednesday.

Gov. Abbott spoke about the Texas economy:     

"Tonight, Republicans sent a message: they want to keep Texas the land of opportunity and prosperity for absolutely everybody, the prosperity we've delivered over the past eight years," Abbott said in his victory speech late Tuesday night. "Texans face a very profound question this election: do we take a left turn that leads to more government and less freedom?"

So the stage is set.

At this point, it looks like Gov. Abbott has a stronger hand, i.e. job growth and the number of relocations to Texas.  

On the other hand, Mr. O'Rourke avoids specifics and speaks about the lights that went out a year ago.  And does not mention President Biden.

At the moment, Gov. Abbott leads Mr. O'Rourke by 8.8 points.  Over the next few weeks, the governor will very likely be endorsed by his fellow Republicans, Mr. Alan West and Mr. Don Huffines.  It should give him an uptick in the approval polls.  Who endorses Mr. O'Rourke now?  I don't know but don't expect VP Harris or Sen. Bernie Sanders to visit Texas anytime soon.

By the way, the GOP did well in south Texas, the most Hispanic area of the state:   

Republicans celebrate in Texas, as Democrats gird for November.    

Gov. Abbott is saying that the GOP will carry the Hispanic vote in November and that looks like a better bet after Tuesday's primary.   And, once again, Beto is still talking about the lights that went out 13 months ago.

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Happy # 74 Tom Grieve


Happy birthday to Tom Grieve who was born in Massachusetts on this day in 1948. He became one of the most popular sports figures in North Texas.

Tom Grieve came to Texas when the Senators moved here in 1972.      His best season was 1976: 20 HR & 81 RBI.   

Grieve's playing career ended in 1979 and joined the Rangers organization.   As the team's general manager, from 1984 to 1994, the team developed Ivan Rodriguez, Juan Gonzales, Kenny Rogers, Kevin Brown and a few others.     He also traded a very young Sammy Sosa (a trade that I supported) and brought Nolan Ryan to the Rangers.

The team finished second in 1991 and was in first place when the strike shutdown the 1994 season.    Grieve was dismissed after that season when ownership brought in new management, from the front office to field manager.  

In 1995, Grieve joined the team's TV crew and has been a fan favorite ever since.


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