Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wednesday’s video: Impeachment day 2......

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Wednesday’s video:
Impeachment day 2.......
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Did Nick Sandmann open the door?

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About a year ago, Nick Sandmann was a young man on a trip to the nation’s capital — and then we know the rest of the story.  He was trashed in the media and turned into some devil harassing a native American bystander.  To be short, a lot of crazy things were said about this young man.  As the father of three young men, I was furious.
Well, it appears that Nick and company may have the last laugh, as we see in this report:  
Sandmann beat CNN (the other suits are pending), which settled and paid rather than risk a trial. Assuming credibility and self-respect are worth about zero, we now know that the price tag for the agenda journalism CNN practices is reportedly $25 million. That amount is probably half of what the network spends on botox for Anderson Cooper, but as Cooper’s aestheticians are prone to say, it’s a start.
With a win in Sandmann’s pocket and as his cases against the other media outlets work their way through the courts, others also appear ready to challenge agenda journalism via the defamation laws. 
Ten more Covington students are now suing various media. 
Elsewhere, writer Peter Brimelow is suing the New York Times for labeling him an “open white nationalist.” 
Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Donald Trump, filed suit against Fox a month ago, claiming defamation. 
George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, filed a defamation suit against HarperCollins, the Martin family lawyer’s publisher. 
Trump critic and Harvard prof Lawrence Lessig is suing the New York Times, accusing them of publishing “false and defamatory” information about him. 
Representative Devin Nunes sued CNN last month, claiming the network defamed him with false reports that he traveled to Vienna to meet with the Ukrainian prosecutor Joe Biden helped oust in 2016.
My guess is that most of these suits will fail or settled out of court.  However, it would be interesting to see a jury decide one of these cases, especially when the media defames innocent people, such as teenagers on a school trip, to score political points.
How to cure the media of Trump Derangement Syndrome?  Let a jury decide that the media is out of control and that destroying people comes with a price.
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"Rachel's Vineyard" is a wonderful resource



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Years ago, I watched a good show on EWTN.  The guest was Dr. Theresa Burke, PhD, one of the ladies that runs the retreats at Rachel's Vineyard.

Dr. Burke has also written articles and a book about abortion: 
Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion.

The organization is also supported by Fr. Frank Pavone, Pastoral Director, Rachel's Vineyard and National Director, Priests for Life.


Please start and check out the website!

Second, share the website with anyone who is considering an abortion or dealing with the trauma of post-abortion. Lately, I have been reading more and more about the emotional and physical consequences of abortion.
Abortion is not a choice. It is a bad and unnecessary choice.

Last but not least, this website reminds us that abortion is the taking of a human life.   We should remember this point as we “celebrate” another awful anniversary of "Roe v Wade".
 
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1973: Foreman beat Frazier in 4 minutes 35 seconds



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On this day in 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, 24-year-old George Foreman pulled a stunning upset.   

He defeated reigning champion Joe Frazier in 4 minutes and 35 seconds to win the heavyweight championship of the world.    

Foreman was the 1968 Olympic gold medalist and and Frazier the 1964 Olympic winner.


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So many years of Roe v. Wade


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(This is a post from 2008)

Mother Theresa said it best:
"What is taking place in America is a war against the child. And if we accept that the mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another." (Abortion)
This week, we celebrated another anniversary of legal abortion in the US, as Cal Thomas wrote.
"Depending on how one counts the number of abortions per year since 1973, more than 50 million people who might have been are not.These were people who, regardless of the circumstances of the women who carried them, had the potential to contribute to the country and to the world.But now they cannot, because they are not." (Cal Thomas)
It's hard to believe that a civilized society would accept the killing of 40-50 million babies in the name of "choice". Yet, we have!

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2014: A CHAT WITH VICTOR TRIAY, CUBAN AMERICAN AUTHOR OF "ON FREEDOM'S SHORE"





We remember Sam Cooke (1931-64)



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We remember Sam Cooke, who was born on this day in 1931.   Cooke was one of the great voices of pop.   

This is one of his many songs:





Remembering Sam Cooke (1931-64)

We remember the great Sam Cooke.   He was born in Mississippi on this day in 1931.

Cooke turned into one of the best male singers of the early 1960's.  

Sam Cooke's life ended abruptly in 1964 and his death was a bit of mystery.    

Sam Cooke was a great singer.    His music is now available on a digital format, such as this great summary of his career.




1973: Another awful anniversary of "Roe v Wade" and abortion in the US


It was on this day in 1973 that the Supreme Court made the awful Roe v Wade decision.

"Roe v Wade" was wrong on two counts:

First, abortion is the termination of a life.   I understand that some play word games but it is what it is, or the termination of a timeline that puts a little creature in a mother's arms.

Second, "Roe v Wade" did not settle anything.  It made abortion legal but the issue continues to divide the country.  It will continue to be a divisive issue until voters, not 5 Justices in the Supreme Court, decide it in the ballot box.

A very sad anniversary!    

Roe v Wade also poisoned the well, as we saw with the attacks on Judge Bork when he was selected to The Supreme Court in 1987:





1973: President Johnson ( # 36) died on this day

President Lyndon Johnson, the 36th president of the US,  died on this day in 1973.    He was living in South Texas and out of the public view.

LBJ's presidency was very volatile.   

It began on the day that President Kennedy was killed in Dallas in 1963.    

A year later, he won a landslide victory against Senator Goldwater by avoiding Vietnam and promising not to send troops.  

By mid-1966, the US involvement in Vietnam had grown to 500,000 troops and resentment of LBJ's policies divided the Democrats and the nation.   

By the spring of 1968, he announced that he would not be seeking reelection.

It is true that LBJ is remembered for The Great Society and very significant civil rights reforms.   His knowledge of the US Senate and Congress, and persistence, brought many reluctant Southern Democrat legislators along.

However, the jury is still out on the billions of dollars spent on The War on Poverty.   In other words, did we just throw money at the problem rather than deal with other causes of poverty?

Overall, it was a very tragic presidency.    A few years ago, there was a great book written about LBJ by Robert A. Caro.  It reminded us that he was a very strong US Senate Majority Leader, a better legislator than an executive:




1973: Roe v Wade and millions of babies aborted

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We remember another anniversary of Roe v Wade.

We are also reminded  that we've aborted 50 million lives since the ruling 
in 1973, as reported by Kristan Hawkin:   
"What can I say that hasn’t already been said about today?
Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room working while watching my sons play.
I began to think about what my life would have been without them. How different I would be.
How their lives have already made this world a different place since they were born.
How much I would hurt if I had chosen abortion.
Then, I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy.
Tragedy for the babies, their mothers, their fathers, families, and us.
Who is our nation missing? What price is our society paying for the ultimate deceit of abortion?"
The price is that we "aborted" millions or never gave them a chance to contribute to our society.

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1968: "Rowan and Martin" debut on US TV

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"Rowan and Martin" made its debut on this day in 1968.   

It was wonderful humor and worth watching now in reruns.     Who can ever forget candidate Richard Nixon saying "sock it to me"?   

It aired until 1973! 

P.S. The shows are now available for sale.




1973: Another anniversary of Roe v Wade


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What do you get when you legalize abortion? 

You get a lot of abortions.

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1973: Another anniversary of Roe v Wade


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We remember another anniversary of Roe v Wade.

We are also reminded that we've aborted 50 million lives since the ruling 
in 1973, as reported by Kristan Hawkin:   
"What can I say that hasn’t already been said about today?
Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room working while watching my sons play.
I began to think about what my life would have been without them. How different I would be.
How their lives have already made this world a different place since they were born.
How much I would hurt if I had chosen abortion.
Then, I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy.
Tragedy for the babies, their mothers, their fathers, families, and us.
Who is our nation missing? What price is our society paying for the ultimate deceit of abortion?"
The price is that we "aborted" millions or never gave them a chance to contribute to our society.

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Roe v Wade: 50 something millions abortions later


We remember another anniversary of Roe v Wade.

We also remind you that we've had 50 million plus abortions since the ruling 
in 1973, as reported by Kristan Hawkin:
"What can I say that hasn’t already been said about today?Yesterday evening, I was sitting in my living room working while watching my sons play. I began to think about what my life would have been without them. How different I would be. How their lives have already made this world a different place since they were born. How much I would hurt if I had chosen abortion.Then, I thought of the more than 55,000,000 lives that have been taken in the U.S. since 1973, and I became overwhelmed at the tragedy. Tragedy for the babies, their mothers, their fathers, families, and us.Who is our nation missing? What price is our society paying for the ultimate deceit of abortion?"
The price is that we "aborted" millions or never gave them a chance to contribute to our society.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Impeachment update plus Mexico & Covington kids and other stories

Impeachment update plus Mexico & Covington kids and other stories 01/21 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Impeachment update.....Homicides in Mexico at historic levels.....Mexico's actions in Guatemala border have stopped caravans.......The Covington kids winning and opening the door for more lawsuits........Happy # 79 Placido Domingo....Happy # 51 Rusty Greer.....Wolfman Jack 1938-95...........other stories.......


Tuesday’s video: Roe v Wade 47 years later....

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Tuesday’s video:
Roe v Wade 47 years later....
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Mexico does not want them either


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During lunch last week, I mentioned to a Mexican friend that President Andres Lopez-Obrador is supporting President Trump by stopping the caravans from coming in.
He said yes and no.  Let me explain what he is saying.
Yes, it is true that the U.S. warned Mexico about people showing up at the border in the infamous caravans that made the front pages months ago.  It sure looks like Mexico has become the immigration enforcer, or something like that.
My friend also said no.  In other words he feels that President Lopez-Obrador is reacting to local pressures about illegal immigration.  
Let me translate:  They don’t want chaotic caravans either.  
Last summer, Reforma published a poll about Mexican attitudes about caravans. 
It concluded this:   
The poll says that 55 percent of respondents favor deportation, while 33 percent are for granting temporary asylum to the Central Americans, and only 7 percent would give them legal residence in Mexico.Likewise, 64 percent say migrants are a burden and cost Mexican citizens jobs, while 20 percent said they contribute to the country with their work and talent.
Yes, President Trump has taken a tough stance on illegal immigration.  He should get credit for that.  
At the same time, Mexico is doing its share and it has more to do with them and us.
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We remember Wolfman Jack (1938-95)



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We remember Robert Weston Smith who was born in New York City on this day in 1938.    He died in 1995.

We know him as "Wolfman Jack", the legendary host of Top 40 radio and the DJ scene from "American Graffiti". 

In the 1960's, Wolfman Jack hosted a show based in Mexico (15 miles south of the border) and a 250.000 watts AM station.   He was heard all over the West Coast and a lot further than that, too.

So "Clap for the wolfman":





January 1970: "Raindrops keep falling on my head" by B J Thomas was # 1 this week

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According to Songfacts, B J Thomas' "Raindrops keep falling on my head" was the first million seller for songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David.     

I was surprised to read that since the duo wrote many songs for Dionne Warwick.   

The Carpenters' "Close to you", another Bachrach-David composition, sold a million or more but that was not released until the summer of 1970, or months after this one.

"Raindrops...." was from the movie "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" with Paul Newman & Robert Redford.   

It became his signature song and a best seller.    Click here!

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1957: Patsy Cline on national TV


I Fall To Pieces 

"I fall to pieces Each time I see you again


I fall to pieces 
How can I be just your friend



You want me to act 
Like we've never kissed

You want me to forget 
Pretend we've never met



And I try and I try 
But I haven't yet

You walk by 
And I fall to pieces

I fall to pieces
Each time someone speaks your name
I fall to pieces
Time only adds to the blame

You tell me to find someone else to love
Someone who love me too
The way you used to do
But each time I go out with someone new
You walk by and I fall to pieces
You walk by and I fall to pieces....."



We remember Johnny Oates (1946-2004)


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We remember Johnny Oates who was born in North Carolina on this day in 1946.      

He broke with the Orioles in 1970 and then played with the Braves, Dodgers & Yankees before retiring in 1981.   He hit .250 in 593 games.

As a manager, Oates spent 3 seasons with the Orioles and then led the Rangers to 3 AL West titles in 1996, 1998 & 1999.   

Johnny Oates died in 2004.

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1978: "Saturday Night Fever" was the # 1 LP this week

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Who saw the movie "Saturday Night Fever" many years ago?  

Maybe you danced to "More than a woman" and some of the other songs by The Bee Gees.

On this day in 1978, the soundtrack LP moved to # 1 on Billboard USA.  It stayed at # 1 for a long time! 

It was the soundtrack of 1978 with 3 # 1 songs, "How deep is your love", "Stayin' Alive" & "Night fever".   "More than a woman" was not released as a 45 but was hugely popular on the radio as well.

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We remember Sam Mele (1922-2017)

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We remember Sabath Anthony Mele who was born in Queens on this day in 1922.   We remember him as Sam Mele.     

As a player, he hit .267 over 1,046 games.   He led the AL with 36 doubles in 1951.    He drove 331 runs over a 4-year period.

In 1965, Mele led the Minnesota Twins to the World Series

The Twins lost a tough 7-game series to the LA Dodgers.    Mele had some good seasons with the Twins, coming in second a couple of times before winning the AL pennant.    

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Happy # 79 Placido Domingo

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We say happy birthday to Placido Domingo born on this day in Madrid, Spain, in 1941.

Domingo made his US debut in Dallas in 1961.     I did not know that.       

He's been on stage for 50 years:  over 3,800 performances of 147 roles plus many audio and video recordings and films.

It's hard to pick a favorite.    I love "Siempre en mi corazon", his 1983 LP of Ernesto Lecuona songs.    It'd make a great gift for Valentine's Day.

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Happy # 51 to Rusty Greer

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We say happy birthday to Rusty Greer who was born in Arkansas on this day in 1969.

He played his first game back in May 1994.   I don't think that the Rangers expected Rusty to blossom into the major league that he became:   .305 career batting average, 1,166 hits in 1,027 games!

From 1996 to 1999, a four year span, Rusty hit .332, .321, .306 and .300.     He drove in 396 RBI over those four seasons.    The Rangers won the AL West in 3 of those years.

Unfortunately, injuries caught up with Rusty's aggressive style.    He retired after the 2002 season.    Can you imagine what his numbers would have looked like if he had played 15 seasons?    

Rusty is one of my all time favorite players and continues to work with the organization.

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We remember Tony Blankley (1948-2012)

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We remember Tony Blankley who was born in London, UK, on this day in 1948.   

Like many of you, I was saddened to hear that Tony Blankley passed away.  

He was one of my favorite pundits on print, radio and TV.  His style was that of a very thoughtful conservative.

Barry Casselman wrote a great column about his friend Tony:
"There was much more than can be retold here. Tony always carried with him an impish and sophisticated sense of humor, a genuine intellectual openness, a caring personality and old-world gentlemanly charm. I think his history as a DC staffer (albeit for Reagan and Gingrich), and his talk show appearances, may have led some to underestimate Tony’s original and visionary mind. The best evidence of that are his recent books "The West's Last Chance" and "American Grit" which, in my opinion, will outlast a lot of books by "official" historians and analysts whose work is currently trendy and popular. My sadness at his early loss is thus not only personal and selfish (one gets to have few friends in a lifetime like Tony), but also because he had more books with more profound insights to give, insights I might suggest, that might have been critical to the survival of a civilization and a republic whose best traits Tony Blankly stood for and practiced every day of his exemplary life."
He was a real favorite and we will miss him a lot. 

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World War II: The great military leaders with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest:  Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger.......we will remember the Allied and Axis commanders: Ike, MacArthur, Nimitz, Monty, Zukov; and on the Axis side, Von Manstein, Guderian, Rommel, Kesselring, Adm. Yamamoto, General Yamashita.......and other stories of the war.....


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