Tuesday, March 15, 2022

A chat about Texas 2022 with George Rodriguez



Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative........We will discuss the talk of increasing oil production in Texas......the Beto O'Rourke campaign update......The Cuellar vs Cisneros runoff in South Texas.............and other stories....click to listen:




Tuesday's video: A chat with George Rodriguez about Texas 2022


Tuesday's video:    A chat with George Rodriguez about Texas 2022

We will discuss the talk of increasing oil production in Texas......the Beto O'Rourke campaign update......The Cuellar vs Cisneros runoff in South Texas....and other stories.

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Fewer Doritos in my bag



 (My new American Thinker post)

From time to time, I buy a tuna sandwich with a bag of Doritos and a drink.  The price of the sandwich is up and there are fewer chips in the meal.  Welcome to inflation, as I used to hear back in 1982.  This is from Jeva Lange:   

If your bag of Doritos has seemed suspiciously skimpy on chips lately, you're not alone. Frito-Lay confirmed that it decreased the number of chips you get per bag by five whole delicious triangles in 2021 in order to account for inflation, Quartz reports. 

And I thought that it was only gasoline and used cars!

Talk to any local business and you will hear something like this:    

Brandon Brown, owner of Brown’s Heating and Air in Virginia, said his business used to raise prices only once or twice a year, but now, it can happen every month.   

“Prices are rapidly increasing,” Brown told the Washington Examiner. “We increased prices four times last year. Now, we’re getting notices that prices of equipment will go up 8-10% with only a month’s notice. Before, it was 6-8 months’ warning.”

Brown said that one of the most difficult parts of the rising prices is how they affect small businesses’ ability to support their local communities.

Over the weekend, I got a haircut, stopped by my favorite Chinese buffet and bought a few items around town.  Everything has gone up!  There are no exceptions.

Inflation is topic # 1, but nobdy is blaming Putin.  

I did have a fascinating conversation with the owner of a small print job shop.  He's hoping that inflation doesn't kill his business altogether because customers stop buying.  I think that a lot of business owners reading me understand that.  First, inflation.  Second, recession, and then you can't open the doors anymore.

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1957: "Run of the arrow" a great movie


"Run of the arrow" is not your typical western.   It's the story of a bitter Confederate veteran who joins a Sioux tribe to keep his war against the Union going.  

This is from the TCM summary:    

A revisionist Western that makes complex statements about the nature of race, identity, and loyalty, Run of the Arrow (1957) is a key film in the oeuvre of renegade director Samuel Fuller. Though Fuller was often criticized for lacking a social conscience - his taste for lurid pulp fiction usually excluded it - this picture paints as open-minded an image of the American Indian as you're likely to find in 1950s cinema. 

The main character, played by Rod Steiger, actually sides with the Indians for the better part of the film, a stance that runs decidedly counter to what John Wayne and his ilk had been doing for the previous 20 years.

Steiger plays Pvt. O'Meara, a Confederate soldier who fires what turns out to be the final shot of the Civil War. A Union lieutenant named Driscoll (Ralph Meeker) is on the receiving end of the bullet, but he recovers from his wound. 

Unwilling to accept the "death" of his beloved South once the peace treaty is signed at Appomattox, O'Meara heads West. There, after establishing his worthiness through an endurance test known as "the run of the arrow," he joins a Sioux Indian tribe. Eventually, he falls in love with a beautiful maiden named Yellow Moccasin, played by Sarita Montiel, whose voice was dubbed by RKO contract player Angie Dickinson!

It's a neat story and worth watching.  By the way, Sarita Montiel from Spain was a very popular actress and singer in the Spanish speaking world.  

You can click here to watch the movie.

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Happy # 81 Mike Love

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Happy birthday Mike Love, the one in the middle of the photo.    Mike was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1941.

The Beach Boys were Brian Wilson and his brothers Carl (guitar) & Dennis (drums). The other members were Mike Love (vocals) and Al Jardine (guitar).   Bruce Johnston also worked and toured with the group.


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Happy # 79 Sly Stone


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We say happy birthday to Sylvester Stewart born in Denton, TX on this day in 1943.    

We know him as Sly Stone of Sly and The Family Stone.     

"Thank you" is one of my all time favorite songs.    I did not pay attention to the lyrics but the arrangement is superb.


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