Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wednesday's video: Over a million students missing from public schools and other stories


Wednesday's video: 
Over a million students missing from public schools and other stories

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The Cuellar vs Cisneros runoff is all about the future of the Democrat




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Down in South Texas, you may be seeing the future of the Democrat Party, i.e. the energetic Left vs whoever centrist is left in the ranks. My friend George Rodriguez, a South Texas political analyst, feels that Cuellar will pull it out somehow. The final first round result was 48.66% for Cuellar and 46.62% for Cisneros.   

The Cisneros campaign is attacking Cuellar all over on radio to TV. Someone is going to win and someone is going to lose but can the Democrat Party recover?  This is from Texas Tribune:   

“The stakes are very high,” said Jose Borjon, a Washington-based lobbyist originally from South Texas who once worked for Cuellar and continues to support him.

“This is a huge deal for Democrats,” he added, suggesting that this race serves as a proxy fight amid a larger divide within the party nationally. “It’s a huge deal for the mood of our country. It’s a huge deal in politics… because it pits progressive policies espoused by Cisneros over more centrist policies espoused by Cuellar.”

What makes this runoff so interesting is that Cuellar and Cisneros are worlds apart on abortion, the border, immigration policies, etc.    

If Cuellar wins, what happens to the Cisneros voters?  Are they going to bottle up their anger at Cuellar and cast a vote for him in the general election?  My guess is that many will stay home or find some independent party, say the Green Party, to support.   

If Cisneros wins, then there is a good chance that this district flips red in a red wave year.

The future of the Democrat Party is at stake down in South Texas.   

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A word about May 18







We remember May 18: 

Vatican history:   We remember that John Paul II was born on this day in 1920 and died in 2005.  He was born Karol Józef Wojtyła in Wadowice, Poland.


US history:    The GOP nominated Abraham Lincoln on this day in 1860,   He was selected in the 3rd ballot of what we would call today a very contested election.

Old Russia:    Nicholas II was born on this day in 1868.  He was the last Russian emperor (1894–1917). In 1918, he and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.

Country music:    We say happy birthday to George Strait, the modern king of country. He's sold over 100 million records and hit the # 1 spot 60 times.

Mr. October:   We say happy birthday to Reggie Jackson, who was born in Pennsylvania on this day in 1946.    Jackson came up with the A's in 1967 and put together quite a career:   561 HR, 1,701 RBI, AL MVP 1973, 18 HR in 77 post-season games and 3 HR in game 6 of the 1977 World Series.   Jackson was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1993.

Orioles history:    We say happy birthday to Brooks Robinson, who was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on this day in 1937.   Overall, he hit .267 with 2,848 hits, 268 HR & 1,367 RBI.   Brooks had a reputation for being a great clutch hitter.     In his prime, he could hit a HR, a double or make a great play at third.   Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983 and continues to be one of the most popular players of all time.

Super lefty:    On this day in 2004, Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game.    According to Robby Hammock, who caught the game, the whole team sensed it right away.    Great night for the future Hall of Famer.  

Music history:  We remember Pierino Como who was born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1912.     We remember him as Perry Como, one of the most successful male vocalists ever.     

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Happy # 85 to Brooks Robinson


We say happy birthday to Brooks Robinson, who was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on this day in 1937.    

Brooks Robinson broke with the Orioles in 1957 and played his entire career in Baltimore.    I attended Brooks Robinson Day at Memorial Stadium in September 1977.
Along the way, he played in 4 World Series, 6 ALCS, earned the 1964 AL MVP and won an astonishing 16 consecutive gold gloves for his work as a third baseman.   His play in the 1970 World Series earned him the series MVP.

Overall, he hit .267 with 2,848 hits, 268 HR & 1,367 RBI.   Brooks had a reputation for being a great clutch hitter.     In his prime, he could hit a HR, a double or make a great play at third.

Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983 and continues to be one of the most popular players of all time.

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Happy # 76 Reggie Jackson


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We say happy birthday to Reggie Jackson, who was born in Pennsylvania on this day in 1946.

Jackson came up with the A's in 1967 and put together quite a career:   561 HR, 1,701 RBI, AL MVP 1973, 18 HR in 77 post-season games and 3 HR in game 6 of the 1977 World Series.

Jackson was selected to the Hall of Fame in 1993.

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Happy # 70 George Strait


We say happy birthday to George Strait, the modern king of country.    

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