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Archive for May 2018

Samantha is rude and ignorant of recent history

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Dear Samantha Bee:   Your choice of words was awful and your knowledge of history is no better.   

Obama & Democrats had all of the votes and did not pass immigration reform or a Dream Act.    On the other hand, President Trump actually put an idea on the table regarding the “dreamers”.

So why are you picking on Ivanka?  Why not the Democrats who failed to keep a campaign promise about immigration? 

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May 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Good looking poll for Senator Cruz & Governor Abbott plus Mexico & Brazil

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We look at a new poll and good news for Senator Cruz & Governor Abbott…..Lopez Obrador and Mexico…..Brazil and calls for a military takeover……Happy # 75 Joe Namath….Happy # 68 Tippy Martinez…..Happy # 88 Clint Eastwood…….and others stories………….

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Source: Good looking poll for Senator Cruz & Governor Abbott plus Mexico & Brazil 05/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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May 31, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Thursday’s video: Early poll is good news for Senator Cruz and Governor Abbott

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May 31, 2018 at 1:15 pm

What can we learn from the old “brasero” program?

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In 1953, Pres. Eisenhower created the “brasero program” because thousands of Mexicans were crossing over and working illegally.

It was killed in 1965 by President Johnson. Looking back, President Johnson made a huge mistake to please the labor unions, as John Fund wrote years ago:

“I’ve written before about how President Eisenhower’s Bracero guest-worker program reduced arrests of illegal aliens at the border from over a million in 1954 to only 45,000 by 1959. 
The number of arrests remained under 100,000 a year until 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson ended the program under pressure from labor unions.”

The “brasero” program worked for two reasons:

1) It established a legal framework for hiring Mexican workers; and,

2) It understood that most Mexicans just wanted to come here to work. They just wanted an opportunity to work, make some dollars and go back home.

Let’s revive a modern version of “brasero”. Give people a chance to come here, work and go back to Mexico with a pocketful of dollars!

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May 31, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Happy # 80 to Peter Yarrow (of Peter Paul & Mary)

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We remember Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter Paul & Mary.   He was born in New York City on this day in 1938.

We grew up listening to their songs, from “Puff the magic dragon” to “I dig rockn’ roll music”.   They were great and their vocal arrangements second to none.

Mary died in 2009 and I have not kept up with Peter and Paul.   Nevertheless, every once in a while one of their songs comes on the radio and brings back lots of good memories.    

“Puff the magic dragon” is one with Peter on lead vocals.

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May 31, 2018 at 10:00 am

Happy # 75 Joe Namath

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We remember Joe Namath who was born in Beaver Falls. PA, on this day in 1943.

Namath came out of Alabama and was signed by the new AFL.   The league needed big college players to compete with the mature NFL.   They also made Joe the face of the league and appealed to younger fans, and specially women watching on television.

Joe did not disappoint the AFL.   In fact, he won Super Bowl III, or the game that gave the AFL instant credibility.

He was also a very good quarterback:  173 TDs and over 27,000 yards passed.   We remind you that most of these numbers came in his first 5 seasons.   He was hurt a lot after winning that Super Bowl in 1969.

Joe was more than numbers.   He made the AFL and was responsible for the merger in 1970.    Namath is one of my all time favorite quarterbacks!

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May 31, 2018 at 9:45 am

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Happy # 88 to Clint Eastwood

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We remember Clint Eastwood, who was born in San Francisco on this day in 1930.

Eastwood made his TV debut with “Rawhide” in 1955.   It was a great Western about cattlemen who drove their herds across the Great Plains.   

After that,  he had a huge career in the movies.   Check out this western collection!

You can get the whole series HERE.    

You can hear the classic theme song HERE by Frankie Laine.   It is one of the most popular TV themes ever.

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May 31, 2018 at 9:30 am

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