Thoughts on Viernes…11302012

Thanks!

In case you don’t follow me on Facebook, you may have missed the news that my sis, Sylvia, underwent major brain surgery on Tuesday for a meningioma. Thankfully, and as they usually are, it was benign, and after a couple of post-op days of hospital food, she is back at home. I just want to thank all of our friends, family, and my readers for their good thoughts, prayers, and everything! Some give Facebook and social media a bad rap, but it was a huge help that kept us all sane during this period.

Of course, my sis being on the mend from something so major and so quick can be credited to health insurance and the good doctors at Mischer Neuroscience Institute at Memorial Hermann. Those without health insurance would have a much tougher time, no doubt.

Republicans Still Don’t Get It on Immigration Reform

Today, the Republican-heavy House voted to expand a foreign student visa program. Great! They have avoided the immigration issue completely! In other words, nothing new, but some call it “testing the waters.” I call it being a bunch of chickenshits–as usual–trying to fool people into thinking they are softening. Republicans need to get on board with sensible immigration reform with a path to full citizenship. Anything less, or any piecemeal approach, is just plain chicken-shitted avoidance. Get it done in 2013!

Michael Guerra Releases CD

Hector Saldana at the SA E-N has a good article on accordion ace, Michael Guerra. Guerra is a member of the recently reunited Mavericks and has been playing for a couple of years with Raul Malo. Well, he’s produced an eclectic CD with a mix of conjunto, latin rhythms, country, and other stuff. I’ll be writing up a review for Monday. Stay connected!

Enjoy the weekend!

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