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Archive for February 12th, 2018

Monday’s video: Little sister at the Olympics

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February 12, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Little sister at the Olympics, Senate debates DACA, & Abraham Lincoln 1809

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We will look the Olympics TV coverage and the little sister from North Korea……Jim Mussina cracks a joke about killing posters and no one said a thing……..the US Senate starts the DACA debate……Abraham Lincoln 1809……and other stories…..

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What if a Republican had said shoot the pollsters

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Wow! It must have been a great moment over at MSNBC. This is what happened:   

Jim Messina, a former campaign manager for Barack Obama, apparently isn’t one to mince words.

During an appearance Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Messina spoke about the irrelevance of public polls so early in an election year, Mediaite reported.

Then he underscored the point to host Joe Scarborough.

“Joe, you know how I feel about public polls,” he said. “I think all public pollsters should be shot.”

 

Messina said there were other, more important yardsticks at this point to determine a candidate’s viability.

Messina was obviously joking. At least, I don’t think that he was threatening the pollsters. Nevertheless, it raises two important points:

1) What if President-elect Trump had same thing about all of the pollsters who got his election wrong? He had a good case since the so called experts were giving Mrs. Clinton the election for weeks. And,

2) What if Roy Moore or anyone else had said something like that?

My point is that any GOP candidate or politician who said anything about killing pollsters would have been fried in the media. CNN would probably be doing segments about our political rhetoric. MSNBC would be doing interviews with victims of crime claiming that the Republican words were insensitive and just further evidence of the NRA’s hold on the party.

Messina is going to get a very tame, if any coverage, compared to what any GOP or conservative would have gotten.

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February 12, 2018 at 8:04 am

Joe Garagiola (1926-2016)

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Joseph Henry “Joe” Garagiola was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on this day in 1926.    

My first memory of Garagiola was when he hosted the pre-game show on NBC.   He was also on The Johnny Carson show once in a while.

Garagiola was a catcher with the Cardinals before going to the TV booth.   He was a great ambassador for the game, as well.   

He died in 2016.    

P.S.  By the way, he wrote a funny book years ago:  “Baseball is a funny game“.

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February 12, 2018 at 12:35 am

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Another February 12th to remember President Lincoln

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As every school boy or girl can tell you, this is Pres Lincoln’s birthday. He was born in 1809.

He lived an incredible 19th century life:  born in the frontier, faced all of the adversity of the time, became a very successful attorney and eventually ran for president.

He also raised a family with Mrs Lincoln. They had 4 sons but only Robert, Willie & Tad survived. 

Historians regard George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as our two greatest presidents.

It’s hard to argue against Washington. He was the first president and the man who kept the nation together at the very beginning. Washington did the incredible of walking away from power after two terms as president.

Lincoln had a different path. He fought to preserve the union and paid a tremendous price for it.

We remember Pres Lincoln today and hope that school children always remember him every February.

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February 12, 2018 at 12:32 am

1924: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in blue” made its debut

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It was years ago on this day (1924) that George Gershwin performed “Rhapsody in Blue:

“Then a young man named George Gershwin, then known only as a composer of Broadway songs, seated himself at the piano to accompany the orchestra in the performance of a brand new piece of his own composition, called Rhapsody In Blue.”

You can get a “digital” version of the original and let me also recommend Deodato’s version.

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February 12, 2018 at 12:31 am

We remember Lorne Greene (1911-1987)

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We remember Lyon Himan “Chaim” Green who was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on this day in 1911.    We know him as Lorne Green, or the man who played Ben Cartwright in “Bonanza”.

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February 12, 2018 at 12:30 am