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A chat with Juan Hernandez about Governor Johnson’s campaign for president

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Guests: Juan Hernandez, author and political activist…….he is advisor to Gary Johnson for President and Chair of Latinos for Johnson-Weld 2016 campaign………he will make the case for Mr Johnson and where he stands on issues, from Obama Care to foreign policy to immigration reform….and other political stories of the week………….. Click the link below to listen: 

Source: An update about Governor Johnson’s campaign with Juan Hernandez 09/07 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 7, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Buddy Holly (1936-1959) would have turned 80 today

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We remember that Buddy Holly was born in 1936.  He would have been 80 today.

Buddy’s career was brought home by Don McClean’s “American Pie”.   I was not crazy about the song because it was too long and the lyrics were really hard to follow. Nevertheless, the tragedy of Buddy Holly’s life caught my attention.

Subsequently, I watched “The Buddy Holly Story”, a very good movie that traced his amazing rise from a West Texas teen rocker to a big time music star in New York.

Buddy Holly was born in West Texas and had a passion for life and music:

“Buddy Holly spent his west Texas youth learning the piano, the violin, the banjo and the guitar. He formed his first group while still in junior high school. Performing as Buddy & Bob, Holly and his school friend Bob Montgomery played what they called “western and bop”—one of the many creative names used in the mid-1950s to describe the various hybrids of blues, R&B and country & western that would later coalesce into rock and roll. When Buddy & Bob opened in Lubbock for a young kindred spirit named Elvis Presley in 1955, Holly saw very clearly in what direction he wanted to go. And while Holly would never be able to compete with Presley in terms of good looks and charisma, he would far outdo Elvis in terms of purely musical creativity.

By 1956, Elvis had become a superstar performing material originally written by others, and though Buddy Holly was still an unknown, he was blazing a trail that future giants like the Beatles would follow by writing, performing and eventually producing his own material. Both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones would draw heavily on the Buddy Holly catalog either for cover material or direct songwriting inspiration, and Holly would be a tremendous formative influence on the young Bob Dylan, among many others.

In a recording career that lasted little more than 18 months, Holly contributed an astonishing number of classic songs to the rock-and-roll canon, including “That’ll Be The Day,” “Peggy Sue,” “Not Fade Away,” It’s So Easy,” “Everyday,” “Oh Boy!” and “Maybe Baby.”

Born on this day in 1936, he died in 1959 at the age 23 in rock and roll’s most famous plane crash.”

He died very young but is one of the greatest stars of the the early days of rockn’ roll. His influence is heard in every garage when teen boys plug in their electric guitars. Buddy Holly was really great!


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September 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

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Happy # 65 Morris Albert

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Maurício Alberto Kaisermann was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on this day in 1951.   We say happy # 65.   We know him as Morris Albert.   

He recorded one of the most popular and romantic songs of the 1970’s.   It was “Feelings” and eventually recorded in a few languages.    

Albert never charted again in the US.   He became a one-hit wonder:

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September 7, 2016 at 8:30 am

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Happy # 70 to Joe Rudi

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Happy # 70 to a great money player!

We all got to know Joe Rudi when the Oakland A’s won 3 straight World Series titles, 1972-74.    He made great catches and got big hits every time.    

Rudi broke with the A’s in 1967.    He was one of the many young players that the A’s developed in the late 1960’s, from Reggie Jackson to Sal Bando to Jim Hunter.    It was one of the best farm systems in baseball history.    

Overall, Joe Rudi hit .272 in 10 years with the A’s.    Just a great player!

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September 7, 2016 at 8:00 am

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Hillary Clinton said no to going to Mexico

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(My new American Thinker post)

Mr. Trump said yes. Mrs. Clinton said no.    

We learned that Mrs Clinton is not going to Mexico before the election. She wants to stay home and work on the campaign, as reported at the New York Times:

In an interview with ABC News, Mrs. Clinton said she was declining the invitation from the Mexican president so that she could “focus on that we’re doing to create jobs here at home, what we’re doing to make sure Americans have the best possible opportunities in the future.”

Her decision is sure to prolong the condemnation that Mr. Peña Nieto has faced for his decision to meet Mr. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, who has made criticism of Mexicans and Mexico a focus of his campaign.

Mr. Peña Nieto has struggled to portray the visit as a part of an evenhanded attempt to explain to both Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton, his Democratic opponent, how important Mexico is to the United States.

Wonder how President Peña Nieto feels about that? Wonder if the hysterical anti-Trump Mexican media will ask whether or not Mrs. Clinton cares about Mexico after all?    

Clinton’s refusal to go raises a few questions:

First, is she avoiding the illegal immigration issue? Does her campaign even have an illegal immigration plan beyond the meaningless calls for immigration reform? Shouldn’t we hear the details of what Mrs. Clinton’s immigration reform is? Does it really include the legalization of 11 million people? What is it?   Aren’t voters supposed to know?

Second, her refusal also reveals the fears over NAFTA. At one time, Clinton was all in for NAFTA. As with the Iraq War, she was all for it until it became inconvenient to win her party’s nomination. What is her position now? We need to know. Mr. Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA. Are we to assume that Mrs. Clinton wants to leave it as is?    

Third, her campaign may be betting on the Hispanic vote being locked up because of Trump’s poor image. My sense is that NAFTA is not that major of a deal with Hispanics, unless they are engaged in businesses that do business with Mexico.

Fourth, and it must be mentioned, maybe she does not want to travel for health reasons. Her last coughing fit was incredibly difficult to watch. Is it fair to ask if she has health problems? It’s completely fair and both sides should release medical records.

Last week, President Peña Nieto was catching you know what for inviting Mr. Trump. This week, Mrs. Clinton declines to go. Wonder what the media will say here and south of the border?

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September 7, 2016 at 6:33 am