Saturday, April 22, 2023

Saturday’s podcast: Our chat with George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative


Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative....Cruz vs Gutierrez?.....LGBTQ exception for illegal immigrants...Russian disinformation and the Hunter Biden laptop?......Texas legislature.....and other stories....

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Saturday's video: Our chat with George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative


Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative....Cruz vs Gutierrez?.....LGBTQ exception for illegal immigrants...Russian disinformation and the Hunter Biden laptop?......Texas legislature.....and other stories....

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50 ways to protect our Joe?


 (My new American Thinker post)

Remember that letter that hit the front pages about Russia disinformation and the Hunter Biden laptop?  It was signed by 50 intelligence experts and now we are learning that it was a bit fishy.  Could it be that the whole thing was set up to find 50 to protect the presidential candidate before the second debate?  To paraphrase Paul Simon, some Democrat was out there saying something like there must be fifty of you ready to sign a letter to protect our Joe.  

This is the story:   

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign prompted former acting CIA Director Mike Morell to “help Biden” by organizing 50 colleagues to sign a letter in October 2020 falsely claiming that damning emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop published by The Post were Russian disinformation.

In private sworn testimony, Morell told the House Judiciary Committee that Antony Blinken, now secretary of state, was the senior campaign official who reached out to him “on or before” Oct. 17, 2020, three days after The Post published an email from the laptop suggesting Hunter had introduced his Ukrainian business partner to his father, then-Vice President Biden.

Morell, identified as a potential CIA director under Biden, said he organized the letter to “help Vice President Biden… because I wanted him to win the election.”

Until Blinken’s call, Morell told House investigators, he had no intention of writing any statement exonerating Biden.

Okay.  I can understand that he wanted Biden to win the election.  That's fair.  I wanted Trump to be reelected.  But that's not the point.  The issue here is that a letter was signed giving credibility to Biden's message that the whole thing was disinformation.  That smells bad and every one of the 50 should be brought before the Congress to explain their signature.

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A word about April 22


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We remember President Richard Nixon who died on April 22, 1994.  He was born in 1913 and the 37th President of the US, 1969-74.   After leaving office, President Nixon wrote some wonderful books, such as "No more Vietnams" and "Memoirs".

You can file this one under strange coincidences:  "The first Earth Day in 1970 on Vladimir Lenin’s 100th birthday?"     In 1990, I wrote a letter addressing the coincidence that Earth Day 1970 was created on the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birthday.  Maybe the whole thing was a coincidence but I doubt it.

We remember Glen Campbell, who was born in Arkansas on this day in 1936.      He died in 2017.  Among his hits were "Rhinestone Cowboy", a # 1 song from 1975, and "Galveston" from 1969.

On this day in 1978,  The Blues Brothers made their first appearance on Saturday Night Live and the rest is history.    They had 3 top-40 hits (“Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit” and “Gimme Some Lovin'”),  a #1 pop album (Briefcase Full of Blues) and a 1980 film, "The Blues Brothers".

1968:  Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" was # 1 this week.   It was a very sad song about a young man who remembers his late young wife.  Yes, it was very sad song that made it in the pop & country charts.

1973:  "Tie a yellow ribbon" was the #1 song in the US.  The song coincided with the release of US POW's from North Vietnam.  It became the unofficial hymn for families waiting for their husbands, sons and fathers to come home.

1967:  Frank and daughter Nancy Sinatra had the # 1 song this week:  "Something stupid".   Father & daughter sounded great. 

1993:  The Bee Gees released a new album "Size isn't everything".  My favorite song was "Blue Island".

We say happy # 68 to David Clyde.  In 1973, 18-year old Clyde made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers.   To say the least, Clyde, who had pitched in a high school game a few weeks before, was rushed to sell seats.   Sadly, he was out of baseball in 5 years:  18-33 with a 4.67 ERA.   Honestly, a sad human story.

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Happy # 68 to David Clyde


David Clyde was born on Friday, April 22, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas.    

In 1973, 18-year old Clyde made his major league debut with the Texas Rangers.   To say the least, Clyde, who had pitched in a high school game a few weeks before, was rushed to sell seats.   Sadly, he was out of baseball in 5 years:  18-33 with a 4.67 ERA.

Wonder how different it would have been if Clyde had gone through the minors and brought to the Rangers later?   We will never know but my guess is that a hard throwing lefty like Clyde would have succeeded, as a starter or closer.

Sad story.

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Happy # 73 Peter Frampton


We say happy birthday Peter Frampton who was born in the UK on this day in 1950

In the summer of 1976, Peter Frampton was on top of the musical world.   His double LP "Frampton comes alive" was # 1 on Billboard USA.    It sold 6 million copies in the US and a lot more elsewhere.

Rolling Stone Magazine ranks this LP # 41 in the top 50 "live" albums.      Frankly, I'm surprised that it ranks that low considering the album's influence on radio.

It featured 3 Top 10 hits:  "Baby, I Love Your Way," "Show Me the Way" and "Do You Feel Like We Do".    The last one was 14 minutes long on the LP version!

Great LP and one of those that you should get on CD for your rock collection.

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Friday’s podcast: The 50 experts and Russian disinformation, Cartel bloody war at border and more

 


The 50 experts and Russian disinformation, Cartel bloody war at border and more…..

Thursday's podcast: Title 42 and the border plus Mexico and Fox vs Dominion

 


Title 42 and the border about to explode......Lopez-Obrador and the Mexican Supreme Court…Fox vs Dominion.....Mariel 1980.....and other stories.....

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Wednesday's podcast: Our chat with Leslie Eastman.....contributor to Legal Insurrection

 


Our chat with Leslie Eastman.....contributor to Legal Insurrection....

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Tuesday's podcast: Senate rules and Senator Feinstein, Shoplifting blues, Teens gone wild & Ukraine


Senate rules and Senator Feinstein......Shoplifting blues.....Teens gone wild in Chicago......The leak and Ukraine......Doolittle raid 1942….and other stories....

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Monday's podcast: The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda


Guest:.......
Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda........The leak and who really did it?......GOP 2024 starting to lineup?......and other stories.......

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