Monday, March 14, 2022

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda



Guest: Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda......Ukraine and NATO countries....Biden and gasoline plus inflation.....China and Taiwan.........and other stories......click to listen:




Monday's video: 14 months of Biden......losing the message war on gas prices and more stories.....


Monday's video: 
14 months of Biden......losing the message war on gas prices and more stories.....

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Will the real Beto stand up?

 


(My new American Thinker post)

According to the last 11 polls, Governor Greg Abbott leads former Representative Beto O'Rourke by 8.8 points.   

So what do you do when you've been struggling around 40% in the polls?   Maybe you break with your party on CRT or refine your position on taking people's AR-15s away?   

A few days ago, Mr. O'Rourke said this about CRT:    

When asked by a member of the audience if he thought the indoctrination scheme should be taught in schools, O’Rourke broke with many in his own party, replying, “No, I don’t think it should be taught in our schools, yeah.”

Beto said that CRT is for law schools and not for kids, or something like that.

It's a risky move because it won't persuade his critics but may turn off his followers.  Beto needs a strong turnout and it won't help when they are reminded of these flip-flops.  As you can hear, the reaction at his campaign stop was one of anger.

O'Rourke is running in a totally different political environment.  Simply put, 2022 is not 2018.  Governor Greg Abbott is not Senator Ted Cruz.  

Lately, his attacks against Governor Abbott have become a bit bizarre and desperate.  This is from the Texas Tribune:   

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, called the Republican incumbent, Greg Abbott, a “a thug” and an “authoritarian” on Saturday and compared Texas energy executives to Russian oligarchs in a blistering critique that presages an election that is about eight months away.

Sounds a little desperate?  Yes he does.  The 2018 Beto was more of a charmer calling on all Texas to come together.  The 2022 version has a mean streak and we have not reached St. Patrick's Day yet.

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Happy # 94 Frank Borman




We remember Frank Borman who was born in Gary, Indiana, on this day in 1928.  He was a member of the legendary Apollo 8 crew.

As you may remember, Apollo 8 went around the moon and gave us one of the most memorable moments of our youth.

It's hard to beat this one.  This is what we heard from three men a quarter-million miles away:

Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the Moon, entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. That evening, the astronauts; Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot Jim Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders did a live television broadcast from lunar orbit, in which they showed pictures of the Earth and Moon seen from Apollo 8. Lovell said, "The vast loneliness is awe-inspiring and it makes you realize just what you have back there on Earth." They ended the broadcast with the crew taking turns reading from the book of Genesis.

William Anders:

"For all the people on Earth the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send you".

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."

Jim Lovell:

"And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."

Frank Borman:

"And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good."

Borman then added, "And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless all of you - all of you on the good Earth."

James Lovell was on this mission and would also be part of Apollo 13 a couple of years later.  Frank Borman became president of an airline and made a ton of TV commercials. I'm not sure what happened to Anders.

I can still remember Christmas 1968 and listening to the three astronauts read from Genesis somewhere around the moon. 

It was one of those moments that will live with me forever. 

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