Archive for January 10th, 2022

Sidney Poitier 

We lost a great actor on Friday. Sidney Poitier. I grew up watching his movies.   “The Defiant Ones,” “A Rasin in the Sun,” “Lillies of the Field,” “To Sir with Love,” “In the Heat of the Night,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Little Nikita” and “Sneakers.” 

He also directed including the hit “Stir Crazy.” 

He was cool and one of the best. I always admired him because he was one the first if not the first lead movie actors who was African American and all the weight he carried on his back. He was also out there in the civil rights movement. 

“Sneakers” came out in 1992. It is an ensemble cast flick with Robert Redford, Mary McDonnell, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix and Ben Kingsley to name a few. It is just a fun light caper movie that I always enjoy when it comes on. 

We lost Bob Saget yesterday. The “Full House” star and host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He was 65. 

We lost Dwayne Hickman yesterday.  He played Dobie Gillis. He was also in one of my favorite movies, “Cat Ballou” with Jane Fonda and Lee Marvin. He was 87. 

Let’s see. Texas GOP AG Ken Paxton is under indictment and is being investigated by the FBI. 

A current GOP State Rep. Is accusing GOP Ag Commissioner Sid Miller of receiving kickbacks from hemp growers. 

Another prominent Texas GOPer called public school teachers babysitters or something like that this past weekend.

That’s your GOP in Texas today. 

I filled out my mail ballot application this weekend and this time I had to add my Texas driver license ID number. Luckily, I know it by memory, but I still had to check. I filled out my Dad’s and I had to get his Texas ID number.  Someone needs to explain to me how this deters fraud in an election. 

The college football season wraps up this evening. 

The NFL Playoffs start this Saturday. 

The Texans ended the season going 4-13. 

Spring Training is supposed to start next month. 

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