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A- Roy Black has a movie recommendation.
The film is about Sixto Rodriguez. A native of Detroit and the son of Mexican immigrants. He plays guitar and writes songs in the late ’60s and plays in some of Detroit’s underground bars and clubs. A producer signs him and he creates two albums of ’60s-type protest songs. He is named simply as Rodriguez on the albums. The lyrics are beautiful and the messages compelling. He sounds like Bob Dylan. Unfortunately the albums don’t get noticed, and by 1971 Rodriguez quickly fades into music obscurity.B- Salty Eggs fact checks the entire Paul Ryan speech last night and comes to the conclusion that Ryan "is a deceitful, conniving snake."
C- What to expect from The Dutch during Miami Spice, at The Chowfather's place.
D- I think Eye on Miami has had it with absentee ballot fraud.
These ballot collectors are like cockroaches - you can't eradicate them. We can continue to legislate against the behavior but it will never stop. The expansion of absentee ballots (from people who can't get to polls, to the general public) just does not work. To boot, the people who get them don't need photo ID's - only people going to the polls need a photo ID to vote. How does that work for you? The rules for absentee voting are less stringent.