Saturday, March 25, 2017

The day after the House vote with Chris Corbett

Guest:   Chris Corbett, SVP of Strategic Communications for Liberty First.org, joins me for a discussion of the US House vote repealing Obama Care.............what happens now?   Will Obama Care implode?  Will Democrats now have to present their "repair" plan?...............................and other news stories.............





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Happy # 51 Tom Glavine



We say happy # 51 to Tom Glavine.    He was born in Concord, Massachusetts.

Tom broke with the Braves in 1987 and lost 17 games in 1988.   However, his career turned around in 1989 (14-8 & 3.68 ERA).    He became one of the best pitchers in baseball in the 1990's and beyond.

Tom retired with 305 wins, 244 with Atlanta and the rest with the New York Mets.   He was 14-16 in the post season but did pitch very well in the World Series (4-3 with a 2.16 ERA).

Glavine was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 2014.




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Nuke the Senate Democrats and move on



Time will tell whether a qualified judge like Mr. Gorsuch can get 60 votes or not. Frankly, his résumé and experience should translate into 90-something votes.  
Nevertheless, the Senate Democrats are under such pressure from the left that I am not optimistic that Mr. Gorsuch will get any votes from anyone with a “D” next to their name. Shame on red-state Democrats if Mr. Gorsuch can not get one of them to vote “yes”.
So let’s move and nuke the Senate Democrats.    
I agree with Rebecca Berg that the nuclear option is very likely:
Democrats “are in no position to ask for any sort of a deal on anything,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, citing that change.
 
Even Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the Republicans who has most stridently defended Senate filibuster rules, told RealClearPolitics that he would support the nuclear option to confirm Gorsuch.
“If they filibuster him, it means there’s nobody a Republican could pick that they could support. That means they’re telling Trump they don’t recognize him as president,” Graham said. “… I’m not going to play that game and let them use the traditions of the Senate when they choose to and grab power when they want to.”
The purists will try to defend the 60-vote rule. However, I am not alone in my frustration with this rule.
In theory, the 60-vote rule was intended to bring people together or create concensus. Instead, the 60-vote rule kept the U.S. Senate from voting one way or another on the Iran deal. It has made it impossible to approve good judges like Neil Gorsuch.
So nuke the Senate Democrats and move on.
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1634: The settlement of Maryland



On this day in 1634, the first colonists arrived at St. Clement’s Island and found the settlement of St. Mary’s.    The territory was named Maryland in honor of Henrietta Maria, the queen consort of Charles I. 

Today, Maryland is known for its wonderful seafood, the city of Baltimore, Fort McHenry and popular sports teams.






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1977: Another president tried to work with Cuba





In 2012, President Obama started secret talks with the Castro regime.
When Carter took office in 1977, he indicated to Cuba that the United States was prepared to enter into direct diplomatic negotiations on a number of issues, including fishing rights.
On March 24, 1977, negotiators from the United States and Cuba met in New York City to discuss the fishing issue. It was the first time since 1961 that U.S. and Cuban officials had talked face to face on any issue. In the months that followed, other breakthroughs occurred.
The two nations agreed to establish “interest sections” in the other’s country that would operate as de facto embassies pending the restoration of full diplomatic relations. Castro freed some political prisoners and Carter eased travel restrictions to Cuba.
These were encouraging signs, but many factors worked together to prevent any progress toward normalized relations.
The strong and vocal Cuban-American community in the United States pressured congressmen and the president to back away from closer relations with Castro. Officials within Carter’s administration cautioned the president about appearing too “soft” with the communist dictator.
When Carter suffered a series of diplomatic setbacks in 1979, such as the fall of the pro-American leaders of Nicaragua and Iran, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, he began to toughen his stance with Cuba.
He criticized Cuba for its role in the Angolan civil war, and warned Castro about allowing Soviet troops into Cuba. Castro responded to these new attacks in a novel manner.
In early 1980 he encouraged tens of thousand of Cubans, some from jails and asylums, to immigrate to the United States. Over 100,000 Cubans flooded into the United States, causing some serious problems, particularly in south Florida.
By the end of 1980, U.S.-Cuban relations were as acrimonious as ever.
President Carter learned a bitter lesson by the end of his term. Unlike President Obama, President Carter unplugged the talks and walked away. Castro reacted by being Castro, or a leader who never negotiated in good faith.
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Friday, March 24, 2017

Obama Care is imploding and very fast.



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The news of the day with Richard Baehr of American Thinker




Guest: Richard Baehr, columnist and Chief Political Correspondent American Thinker.............London terror again..........We will review the latest about Obama Care and the GOP.......The Gorsuch hearings and Democrats.......Trump presidency 60 days later....the back and forth about Russia and the 2016 election.......plus now more on the Obama surveillance of the Trump team..............

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Democrats worried about the UK?



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March 24, 1980: "Nightline" on ABC


Before 24-hour cable news channels, we had shows like "Nightline".

It started on this day in 1980, or in the early stages of the Iran hostage crisis.   The show then moved into the 1980 campaign and stayed around for quite a few years.

It was a good show and Ted Koppell's face was everywhere:








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We can start by speaking English



As someone who was born speaking Spanish, and who had to learn English when our family came to the U.S., I find this whole story from Maryland rather crazy.  
First, let’s accept that “dreamers” are not rapists. I’ve always favored some mechanism to legalize and give these young people a chance to stay in the country that they grew up in. I am not talking about a path to citizenship but rather a document that gives them the legal identity that they lack. After all, many of them were brought here when they were young. Most of them are also doing well in school or staying out of trouble.
I am not angry at “dreamers”. I am furious with school administrators and some of the legislatures that write these stupid rules.
How can you have a learning environment with everybody speaking a different language? How can any school district afford the cost of teaching in any other language but English? Arent’t these young people better off learning English as soon as possible?    
As the wonderful Miss Jones, my 5th grade teacher in Wisconsin, said to me, you need to learn English so you can finish school and go to college someday.   Looking back, Miss Jones was wise not anti-immigrant!
 
How insane is the suff going on in the public schools that Democrats like the Obamas, Kerrys, Kennedys, and Clintons do not send their children to?    
This is from Cal Thomas:    
Among the many questions that should be asked is why Messrs. Sanchez and Montano — both old enough to be seniors — were placed in a freshman class in the first place? They were given a translator to help them understand what the teacher said in English, but the word that describes that ludicrous decision is easily understood in both English and Spanish — “estupido.”
Equally “stupid” is a bill in the legislature that would declare Maryland a “sanctuary state.” If it passes and survives a likely veto by Gov. Larry Hogan, it would shield illegal immigrants from federal immigration laws. The Republican leader in the House of Delegates, Nic Kipke, says the measure “ignores the rule of law” and would create “anarchy” in the state.
One of the things the left claims to always be concerned about are the rights of minorities and the disenfranchised. One hears that argument invoked often in debates over transgender individuals and which bathroom they can use. If that works for liberals in this case, what about the right of a teenage girl to be protected against a violation of her person by illegal immigrants?
This is stupid. We are not doing anyone a favor by keeping them in their own language? It’s time to demand English and to start as soon as today.
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1958 and Elvis joins the US Army

The US Armed Forces today is made up of volunteers.  For example, our #3 son served in the US Army.

A generation ago, young men were drafted for military service.    The draft ended in the 1970s under President Nixon.

One of those young men drafted was the legendary Elvis.   He joined the US Army on this day in 1958:
"Elvis's manager, "Colonel" Tom Parker, made sure to have a photographer on hand to document every moment of the big day, which began at Graceland before six that morning. 
The photos show Elvis in dark slacks, an opened-collar shirt and a tasteful plaid sports coat, preparing to depart the house with his similarly well-dressed mom and dad for the short ride to the induction center in downtown Memphis. 
The 23-year-old Elvis looked fantastic, of course, and his face betrayed no hint of nervousness or regret. 
The flat expression on Gladys Presley's face, however, and the dark circles under her eyes, hint at the emotional impact of preparing to send her only child off on a two-year stint away from home—far longer than she and Elvis had ever before been separated. 
This would be the last time that Elvis would see his mother in good health, as she was diagnosed with hepatitis and hospitalized later that spring during Elvis's first weekend leave. 
Elvis would be granted leave once again in August to attend to his mother on her death bed. Gladys Presley passed away on August 16, 1958, and four weeks later, Elvis shipped out to Germany.    There would be other huge changes in Elvis's life during his two years in the Army. 
He would meet a 14-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu while in Germany, and he would watch while a new crop of teen idols took over the limelight on the U.S. pop scene. 
In the spring of 1960, Elvis would return to his rightful throne, but his Army years mark a clear line of separation between the Old Elvis and the New. 
Behind Elvis Presley lay records like "That's All Right (Mama)" and "Jailhouse Rock." Ahead of lay songs like "Aloha Oe" and "Pocketful of Rainbows," and films like Harum Scarum and Clambake."

It's been over 50 years and I continue to admire Elvis' decision.  He could have fought the draft with legal gimmicks, starting with the fact that he was already 23! 

Nevertheless, he went, did his duty and came back to more success.

Well done Elvis!

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