Got My Shot

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/19/2021 - 08:12

I’ve joined all intelligent folks who continue to follow healthcare guidelines to wear masks and medical advice and get the COVID shots.

MLB Opening Day

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 13:33

As the son of a baseball fanatic, who named two of his three sons after MLB stars, I am looking forward to baseball's Day Opener. 

Opening Day is the day on which professional baseball leagues begin their regular season. For Major League Baseball and most of the minor leagues, this day typically falls during the first week of April, although in recent years it has fallen in the last week of March.

Check out this historic newspaper collection for sports cartoons as well as reporting on these key games of up-and-comer stars. 

Halt Hate Crimes

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/18/2021 - 09:15

Racist and gender-based violence, white supremacy, and xenophobia have afflicted our nation since its inception. We must all name them, condemn them, and do everything within our power to halt them, wherever and in whatever form they occur.

An overwhelming amount of research by organizational scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, and demographers conducted over the years shows us that socially mixed groups and those with a diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are much more productive and innovative than homogeneous ones.

Detention Patterns Changing

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 22:56

Americans are seeing a definitive change from the previous practices of the Republican administration, BORDER KIDS.

A shift in detention patterns. Following President Biden's first month in office, the number of people arrested by ICE and booked into civil detention fell 62 percent In contrast, there was an increase of 55 percent in those arrested by the Border Patrol after the administration began allowing some asylum-seekers to enter the United States.

Migrant Children

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 15:17

In the 1960s Castro sent hundreds of unaccompanied children to the United States. We welcomed them and were told Castro would send their parents next. He never did, and we made sure all these children were placed with families.

They are now all citizens and, many successful professionals and business people, all are #USA taxpayers.

The same was done for Viet Nam refugees after Saigon fell. What is the Christian thing to do? What did Jesus say about the treatment of children?

By; David Walby

Missing Hugging

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:25

Does anyone else miss hugs as we do? Will we be able to return to the age-old practice of shaking hands, hugging, and kissing?

I don't really know about you, but I do miss hugging my kids, friends, but most of all I miss hugging my children's children. See Sabrina and Olivia above!

Who's For Filibusters?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 08:32

filibuster is a political strategy in which a US senator threatens to speak for hours on end to try and delay efforts to vote for a bill.

The filibuster is a powerful legislative device in the United States Senate. Senate rules permit a senator or senators to speak for as long as they wish and on any topic they choose, unless "three-fifths of the Senators duly chosen and sworn" usually 60 out of 100 senators vote to bring debate to a close by invoking cloture under Senate Rule XXII.

Bloody Frontier

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/16/2021 - 21:36

Eight lives with an American Dream were lost inside a Dodge pickup truck that was loaded with immigrants in Del Rio Texas.

They were killed when it collided with another pickup truck following a police chase near the Texas border city of Del Rio, in Val Verde county.

The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 277 a road I frequently traveled to get to work and return to my rented ranch near the shores of Lake Amistad, while I was building KTRG Television from the banks of The Rio Grande. 

Who's America's Most Wanted?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/16/2021 - 10:53

It's been nearly a decade since the program has been off the air, “America’s Most Wanted” returns to its home network, Fox, with an Elizabeth Vargas-hosted revival.

And while the show is returning at a time when we’ve hit peak true-crime TV, the new face of “America’s Most Wanted” says it’s bringing one thing to the table that none of those other shows can: offering “viewers the chance to actually do something” — and in real-time, too.

Try A Kayak

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/15/2021 - 10:15

Spring is just days away and to stay outdoors, more are turning to kayaks, which makes them hard to find for long periods of time.

After all, we have been through and managed to survive, we realize we are the fortunate ones. Why did a half-million Americans and others who will die as a result of the mismanagement of the global pandemic?