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Archive for March 2nd, 2019

Saturday’s video: President Trump at CPAC

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March 2, 2019 at 2:30 pm

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We remember Mel Ott (1909-58)

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Mel Ott was born in Louisiana on this day in 1909.   He became one of the greatest power hitters in National League history.
Ott broke with the New York, now in San Francisco, Giants in 1924 and played until 1947.    He was only 17 when he joined the major league team.
Over 22 seasons, Mel Ott hit .304 with 511 HR, 488 doubles, 2,876 hits & 1,860 RBI in 2,730 games.  
Ott also walked 1,708 times and had a career OBP of .414!     In other words, Ott was on base 41.4% of the time!  
In 1951, Mel Ott was inducted in The Baseball Hall of Hame.     Ott tragically died in 1958 in a car crash.

 

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March 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

We remember Karen Carpenter (1950-83)

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Karen Carpenter was born in Connecticut on this day in 1950
 
She died in 1983.
 
Karen looked sick the last time I saw her on TV but it was a health condition that most of us were not familiar with.   Her death at 32 was a shock when I heard the flash on the radio.

Over the years, we’ve continued to enjoy The Carpenters and their amazing sound.  Karen had one of the most incredible voices ever in pop music history.

Thankfully, we have a collection of great songs to remember her.

 

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March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

Thinking about Desi Arnaz (1917-86)

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Back in the fall and winter of 1964, my brother and I started school in Wisconsin and  would hear a lot about “Ricky Ricardo”.  It did not take long for us to figure out that Lucy’s husband was the only Cuban that they knew about.

Desi was born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III on this day in 1917. His father was a politician and mayor of Santiago de Cuba, or the second largest city in the island.

In the 1930’s, Mr Arnaz sent Desi and his wife to the US. He joined them a little late.

In the US, Desi worked in odd jobs and eventually found himself playing “bongos” on stage. In 1940, he met Lucy and they were married quickly. They worked separetly for most the 1940s until the idea of “I love Lucy” in 1951.

A few years ago, Fernando Hernandez, author of “The Cubans” joined us for the story of Desi Arnaz, TV star and executive.    By the way, Fernando wrote two more books about Cubans in the US:   “The Cubans, Our Footprints Across America” and “Cuba and the USA: A Musical Journey“.

Click to listen:

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March 2, 2019 at 8:30 am

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Sixty days and the knives are out

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Who knew that they’d be at war before spring break? 

We learned this week that the Democrat’s left and center are at each other’s throats. Sandy O is making a list to see who is naughty and nice.

This is from news reports:   

According to the Post, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scolded her wayward center-leaning colleagues, telling them: “We are either a team or we’re not, and we have to make that decision.”   

But Ocasio-Cortez reportedly took it a step further. She said she would help progressive activists unseat those moderates in their districts in the 2020 elections, the report said. Her spokesman Corbin Trent told the paper that she made the “list” comment during the meeting.

“She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they’re going to want a list of names and she’s going to give it to them,” Trent said, referring to ICE.

Ocasio-Cortez has vehemently denounced ICE since bursting onto the political stage — but has also raised concerns among fellow Democrats that she’s picking fights with her own party.

Wow.  Where is Joe Crowley when we really need him?

So where does this put all those “moderates” who ran to end all of the partisanship in Washington?   It does not help, to put it bluntly.

It puts Speaker Pelosi in a tough place, too.  She is the speaker because of all of those “moderates,” the many who promised not to vote for her.  

So what happens next?  

Democratic optimists will say that this will pass and that Democrats will come together to defeat President Trump.    

The realist in me thinks differently.  You can’t reconcile these differences, especially when representatives see a tough reelection ahead in many of those districts that flipped from red to blue in 2018.

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Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/03/sixty_days_and_the_knives_are_out.html#ixzz5h1E7BRQD 
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March 2, 2019 at 6:58 am