Friday, September 30, 2011

Are you ready for a little Rangers' post-season baseball?

The Rangers and CJ Wilson open the 2011 post-season today and we can't wait.  We stayed up late on Wednesday to see Texas beat LA and then watch Tampa clinch the "wild card spot".

The Rangers have really won the public opinion battle in North Texas.  

They set an attendance record with over 2.95 million fans.  Remember that we had a very hot summer but the fans showed up anyway.

This is a 'fan friendly" team.  The players have a wonderful relationship with the fans.  The team has marketed the players well.

The Rangers' face is Nolan Ryan.   He's turned out to be a great executive.  He has patiently developed young pitchers like Holland and Harrison.  We understand that there are lots of young arms in the system.

How deep will team go in the 2011 playoffs?  Time will tell but don't be surprised if they win the World Series.

Are you ready for October baseball?  Check out our Thursday night special radio show:


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The greatest "last day of the season" in baseball history!

Who would have believed any of this on Labor Day?  Or two weeks ago?

You can't run out the clock and that's why baseball is still the most unpredictable of all the games. 

We love the other sports but you can kill time in the NFL and run down the clock.

You can't do that in baseball.  You have the get the last out and that leaves the window open for the late inning magic that we saw on Wednesday night.

First, there were 8 games with post-season implications. 

Half of them were about positioning, such as the #2 or #3 seed in the first round.   (Texas and Milwaukee won and picked up #2.  They will start the LDS at home.)

The other four games were about survival: Win or go home!  The Cardinals and Rays will move on but the Braves & Red Sox took the dreaded flight home!

Thanks to ESPN, we got to watch everything, from the Red Sox blowing a 1-run lead with two outs in the 9th to the Rays hitting line drive home runs that just went over the fence!

It was remarkable. 

My guess is that you will see some big changes in Boston because they invested a lot of money and got nothing for it. 

At one point, Boston was called the best team in baseball.   They didn't play like it in September.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday radio: The border, violence in Mexico and immigration reform at the state level!


On Wednesday night, we discussed immigration reform, the situation in Mexico and border violence with Allan Wall, political analyst an observer of the situation in Mexico.

In the second segment, we spoke with Israel Ortega, editor of Libertad at The Heritage Foundation and Adryana Boyne of Voces Action.  (Israel was in Dallas and spoke to a group of conservatives at a local restaurant)

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They told me that costs would go up if I opposed BO-Care.....

Back in 2009, Pres BO told us that we had to pass BO-Care to hold down health care costs.  In fact, we were told that costs would rise if we didn't pass the bill immediately and without reading it.  

I remind you that this is the same crowd that told us to pass the stimulus or face unemployment over 8%.

We passed the stimulus and unemployment is 9.1%

Well, we opposed BO-care and health care went up anyway.

IBD had a great editorial today. 

It should be read by all, specially the "yes we can screamers" who subscribe to this nonsense of socialized medicine:  Despite ObamaCare, Costs Continue To Soar

"Until now, many of the fears about ObamaCare have been theoretical. But this year's 9% spike in premiums is concrete evidence of the substantial harm it's already doing to our health care system."

Get ready because there is a lot more coming!

In the final analysis, government can not micro-manage health care anymore than it can run Amtrak, Social Security or anything else.

Health care is about people being responsible about managing risks. It is up to the individual in a free society to care for himself and his family.

I've always seen it as my responsibility to provide for my wife and sons.  Let Pres BO worry about his family and I will care about mine.

It is not the role of government to take care of people from the cradle to the grave.  Leave us alone and we will do just fine!  We will survive without the nanny state sticking its nose in every bit of our lives.

Let's add BO-Care to the growing list of government failures and leftist ideas that work better on paper than in the real world.

Let's hope that the US Supreme Court will declare it unconstitutional!   I think that they will!


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pres BO and the Jewish vote!

For years, Dems could count on the Jewish-American vote. 

Richard Baehr
thinks that it may not happen in 2012. 


In fact, Richard believes that the GOP could have the best Jewish-American support since Pres Eisenhower in the 1950's.


What's the problem? 

This is what Richard posted:


"And then came  the New York 9 results. In a district that is believed to have the highest percentage of Jewish population to total population of any of the 435 congressional districts, the Republican candidate, Bob Turner, won the special election — the first GOP winner in this district since 1922.

The district has been redesigned every ten years after a new redistricting plan was adopted, and a portion of the district that is in Queens was represented by a Republican as recently as the 1960s.

But it is safe to say that New York 9 has been a  Democratic seat for a long time, usually with big margins for the Democratic nominee (22% for Anthony Weiner in 2010, a good GOP year nationally)."

Pres BO and Israel were big issues in this special election.  It was clearly a signal that Jewish Americans are not happy with Pres BO when it comes to Israel.


As Richard discussed on our Tuesday show, the Jewish American can be critical in some states, specially Florida:

"But if Obama’s margin among Jewish voters were to drop sharply (from 56% in 2008 to 20-30% in 2012), that would represent a net shift of about 100,000 to 125,000 votes in Florida, and close to half that range in Pennsylvania.

Elections have been decided by a lot less than this."

Yes, they have.  Let's remember that candidate BO won Florida, Ohio, Indiana, NC and Virginia in very close elections. 


The Jewish-American vote could tilt these states back to the GOP and the electoral votes too.

We will see.  It bears repeating that the election is still 13 months away and many things could happen.  Nevertheless, it does not look good for Pres BO when it co mes to the Jewish American vote.

By the way, we also discussed with Richard the fate of Pres BO's "jobs bill".  It appears that the Senate Dems have put the brakes on this proposal and do not have the votes to pass it.  (Senate Majority Leader Reid is not in any hurry to pass it!)

Here is our conversation with Richard Baehr:

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Something crazy always happens when Dallas and Washington play!


Over the years, Washington and Dallas have played some very crazy and exciting football games.  

It is the most unpredictable rivalry in pro-football.   Something will always happen!

On Monday night, Dallas beat Washington 18-15 on 6 FGs.  

I can't recall the last time that the Cowboys kicked their way to a victory.

It was a very strange game.  

The good news is that Dallas won.  

The bad news is that the team looked awfully disorganized at several key points in the 4th quarter. 

How many times did the receiver run the wrong route?  What about the offensive line?

It's obvious that Dallas needs "to tighten up" its play and get better soon.  They can not win making those stupid mistakes!


At the end of the day, you always expect the unexpected when these two teams play.

The Dallas fans hate the Redskins.  I won't tell you what the people in Washington think of Cowboys' fans.

It is the kind of rivalry that makes the pre-game exciting and the post-game radio show either depressing or exhilarating.

Do you remember Washington winning game 1 of the 2010 season?  It was the beginning of a 2010 season  that most of us would rather forget.  Let's hope that 2011 is different, specially now that Dallas is 2-1!


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Weird Obama Tuesday: "Your tax $$$" go to Mexican cartels, Lady Gaga PLUS Pres BO at the CBC!

Wonder why Pres BO is dropping in the polls?

Let's look at a couple of outrageous stories this morning.

First, we learned a bit more about "the guns to Mexican cartels":

"Not only did U.S. officials approve, allow and assist in the sale of more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa cartel -- the federal government used taxpayer money to buy semi-automatic weapons, sold them to criminals and then watched as the guns disappeared." (Fox)

Aren't you thrilled to hear that? 

We also learned that the Obama administration kept US officials in the dark.   In fact, the US Embassy in Mexico was not told about the program at all.  Last, but not least, no one told Pres Calderon either!

Second, Lady Gaga, a symbol of every thing that is wrong with Western culture, showed up at a Pres BO fundraiser:  'I'm your biggest fan, I'll follow you until you love me': Lady Gaga pays $35,800 to attend Obama fundraiser

Lady Gaga spoke about "bullying" but did not ask Pres BO about Jimmy Hoffa's "S-O-B" remarks or the union tactics in Wisconsin.

I guess that Lady Gaga has a very selective view of bullying!

Am I the only one in the world who thinks that the presidency is demeaned when people like Lady Gaga get to attend "fundraisers"? 

In other words, do you think that Lady Gaga would have been invited to a Pres Bush, or Pres McCain fundraiser?

Third, Pres BO made some rather amazing remarks before the Congressional Black Caucus:

"“Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your maching shoes,” he said, his voice rising as applause and cheers mounted.

“Shake it off. Stop complainin’. Stop grumblin’. Stop cryin’. We are going to press on. We have work to do.”" (TheBlaze)

Have you ever seen a president doing that?  I don't remember one. 

Besides that, blacks have every right to be disappointed with his record.  They invested so much in candidate BO and don't like the results!

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Too many "straw polls", too many side issues and NOT enough talk about the economy & foreign policy!

We just heard that Herman Cain won the Florida straw poll.  We are also hearing that Gov Perry's campaign is struggling.  I heard this morning that Bill Kristol wants someone else to join the race.

I don't have a problem with another candidate jumping in.  I just caution people that the "new guy" may run into the same problem that Gov Perry just did.

My point is this whole process starts too early and too many people are getting equal billing.

How can you put 9 people on the stage and treat each one like a credible nominee for president?

Cut the straw polls and wait a bit to start these debates.

Force these candidates to talk about the economy and foreign policy rather than vaccines or sanctuary cities.

Don't get me wrong.  I didn't like Gov Perry's vaccine decision either.

Also, I think that sanctuary cities are atrocious and an affront on the rule of law.

However, the 2012 election won't be about vaccines or sanctuary cities.

It should be about Pres BO's awful stewardship of the economy and his confusing foreign policy.

Let's get serious.  2012 will be one of the most important elections in US history.  Let's have a serious debate about the issues that matter to people, specially all of those disenchanted voters who are looking for someone other Pres BO.

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Obama no Messiah....

Have you ever seen a president drop this dramatically?  You may have to go back to Pres LBJ who went from winning 40-plus states in '64 to not running for re-election in '68.

During the campaign, candidate BO told us to expect big things.  Today, he is telling his supporters that change is hard.

We've gone from "yes we can" to "this is a lot harder than I thought it was".

To be fair, the presidency is a very hard job.  Beyond that, we have very serious problems that don't lend themselves to "hope and change" or irrational expectations.

Peter Wehner is one of  my favorite political analysts.  He wrote this over the weekend:

"Obama went well beyond the usual campaign promises and political rhetoric.

Complete with a Greek column stage set, he cast himself as a world-historical figure who would transform America.

He was the person who would provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless, heal the planet, repair the world, and halt the rise of the oceans.

Divisions within our country would end.

Wars would cease.

America’s image in the world would be restored.

Dictators from Havana to Tehran, from Caracas to Pyongyang, would bow to the power of his reason.

This time would be different than all the other times.

Our country, after all, had never before been graced by anyone quite like Barack Obama."

Do you think that Peter is overstating his case?  Remember this woman from the '08 campaign:


Wonder how she feels about that now?



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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Aggie heart-breaker: Wasn't Texas A&M leading 20-3 in the 2nd quarter?

Here is a tip:  Don't make a bet on the final score based on the half time results.  You may lose!

On Saturday afternoon, my wife and I went over to St Catherine of Sienna for the annual October event.  The food is great and we helped out in one of the booths.

I had my A&M shirt on and there were lots of guys checking on the score. 

We drove home and it was 20-3 but the game ended 30-29 in favor of Oklahoma State. 

I recall hearing Coach Sherman complaining during the half time show that the Aggies had missed several scoring opportunities.  Coach Sherman turned out to be a prophet!

How did that happen?  I don't have an answer except to say that the Aggies forgot that it is still a 4-quarter game.

The Aggies will probably drop a bit in the rankings after this defeat.  Let's hope that they stay in the top 20!

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Septembers past, back to school and a great new song by The Rolling Stones!

A few days ago, I was driving around and heard "Dandelion" by The Rolling Stones. 

It was one of my favorite songs from those "school days" when we collected 45s and kept an eye on the cute girl having lunch in the cafeteria.  (There were lots of cute girls at Madison!)

It seems like only yesterday but it was a lot of years ago.  

LBJ was president.  Today, I drive on the LBJ Freeway in Dallas.

Vietnam was divided into North and South, sort of like Korea or Germany.  It was a battleground of the Cold War.


Ronald Reagan was the governor of California.  George Bush was a congressman from Houston. Jack Kemp was an NFL quarterback.   


Lombardi coached the Packers to Super Bowl II.  Carl Yaztresmski won the Triple Crown but Boston lost to St. Louis in the World Series.


There were no Brewers in Milwaukee.  (That happened in 1970).  The Bucks were still an idea and Lew Alcindor was at UCLA.  (He played his first game with the new Bucks in '69)


Back to that great music: "Dandelion" was actually the B-side of "We love you", a song that many radio stations did not play.  "Dandelion" was one of the most interesting songs from the Stones. 


Click here for the song.  I always loved the ending of the song, specially Charlie Watts' drums:



"Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing
Play the game with ev'ry flow'r you bring
Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion
One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, four o'clock chimes
Dandelions don't care about the time
Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion
Tho' you're older now its just the same
You can play this dandelion game
When you're finished with your childlike prayers
Well, you know you should wear it
Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives
Rich man, poor man, beautiful, daughters wives
Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion
Little girls, and boys come out to play
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don't tell no lies Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion....."

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Very late but lots of fun to stay up and watch the Rangers celebrate!


The Rangers won their game a bit before 10 pm CT.  So we watched the MLB network and waited to hear the Angels-A's score.

We also got to watch the Brewers clinch the NL Central.  What a great celebration.  What a night for Braun, who made a great catch and then hit a 3-run homer win the game.

After that, we joined the 40,000 crowd "go crazy" when the Cubs beat the Cardinals.  

I am very happy for Brewers' fans.  They deserve a celebration like that after waiting 29 years or 1982!

How about the Braves going to Milwaukee in the first round?  Isn't that a bit interesting?  Wonder how many of the new fans remember that there was once a team called the Milwaukee Braves?

Then we watched the D-Backs beat the Giants and clinch the NL West.  I don't follow the NL West that much but the young D-Backs look good and manager Kirk Gibson will have them ready.  Nobody is talking about the D-Backs and that should worry the Phillies, who will likely face them in the first round.

Last, but not least, everyone was rooting for those A's in North Texas.  It finally happened when Vernon Wells flew out and the Rangers had clinched the AL West.

It was very late around here but lots of fans stayed at the stadium and we got to watch a very nice celebration.

Pennant race baseball.....still the best!  

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Solyndra, Solyndra, Solyndra!

Solyndra is a mess, specially the decision to restructure the loan putting the taxpayers behind the stockholders.

Also, did the owners mislead the government or did the Obama White House force the analysts to make a bad loan?

At the end of the day, I am angry at the loan restructure.

I agree with Andrew Styles:


"The loan-restructuring agreement
negotiated in February 2011 gave Solyndra’s private investors priority over taxpayers with respect to the first $75 million recovered in the event of Solyndra’s collapse, potentially in violation of federal statute. Who at DOE was responsible for this decision? And as the recipient of a taxpayer-guaranteed loan, how can you justify this arrangement?


In 2010, when Solyndra’s financial situation had become too dire to ignore, the company entered negotiations with the DOE and two major private investors to restructure the terms of the loan guarantee. DOE claimed that the restructuring agreement positioned the DOE (i.e., the U.S. taxpayer) for “maximum recovery.” 

But that wasn’t the case. Documents obtained by committee staff reveal that DOE attempted to “restructure the loan to create a situation whereby investors felt there was a value in their investment.” To that end, private investors were given priority recovery status over the government.

Committee Republicans argue, quite convincingly, that this decision by DOE was in violation of federal statute. 

According to the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which created the DOE loan program, the government’s loans “shall be subject to the condition that the obligation is not subordinate to other financing.”

Again, the restructure of the loan may turn into the big story.   


You can defend the loan guarantee on the grounds that it was a new technology.....you can even argue that the company misled the government.....however, you can not defend the restructure of the loan.


Click this video:





The Friday radio roundtable

We discussed the latest on the Obama Care lawsuit, Solyndra, the latest on Hugo Chavez' health, the violence in Mexico, US-Latin American issues and First Lady MO showing up at a fundraiser with very expensive jewelry.

Our guests were Matthew H. Krause, Esq. Litigation Counsel, Liberty Counsel Texas Office;

and, Fausta Wertz of Faustas Blog.

Matt updated us on the latest regarding the various BO-Care lawsuits pending in the courts. 

Fausta discussed the latest from First Lady MO, or her appearance at a fundraiser with very expensive jewelry.

Am I the only person who thinks that the First Lady should be a bit more modest given the nation's economic crisis?

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The business roundtable: "Class warfare" & Solyndra

We discussed a number of issues, from "class warfare" to Solyndra.

Our guests included Frank Burke, contributor to American Thinker PLUS Mario Yngerto, local businessman. 

We were also joined by
Bruce Krasting who has been writing about Solyndra.



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Romney won, Gingrich fabulous and Johnson's "two dogs" was the best line so far!

On balance, it was a good debate!  I liked the questions but we need more time on foreign policy!

I understand the "economy" questions.  However, I continue to think that foreign policy is going to consume Pres BO in 2012 and the next president.

My guess is that Romney will soon be # 1 in the polls again.  He looks presidential and his answers were crisp.  

Perry still looks "tight" or like a man who needs a little more practice debating.  His answers were OK but this is not the confident Perry that we've seen in Texas.

Gingrich's line about Reagan and Carter was great.

Johnson's comment about his neighbor's dogs is the best one of the campaign.

Romney won this debate and perfectly positioned to be the GOP nominee.

What about a VP?  Romney-Rubio is the ticket but that's for next summer's posts!

Speaking of Romney, his new ad is great:




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Stock Market: Was it Greece or OBAMA?


The market dropped 391 points!  I guess that there are serious concerns about the US economy, Greece, etc.

Yes, the world markets are worried about Greece because it could be followed by other countries.

However, I think is that there are also some serious concerns about Pres BO and leadership. 

Frankly, Pres BO looks lost and projecting weakness.

Former Pres Clinton calls it "confusing"!  I think that's a polite way of saying "I told you so"!  We all remember when Pres Clinton called BO "a fairy tale" back in the early days of the BO-Hillary Clinton feud.

Rick Santelli of CNBC was very blunt and right on target: 

""Listen, the President of the most powerful country ever to occupy the planet needs to do things quickly.

We need to get rid of things like Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank.

We need to create jobs.

And there are many ways to do it.

Just these aren't ways that are palpable to the ideology to the President's base.

And that is what needs to be talked about....""

Again, Pres BO looks lost and way in over his head.  He is torn between a "left wing base that wants more tax the rich" rhetoric and a private sector that won't hire until there is more certainty in the US economy.  The net result is a president sinking in the polls!

P.S. Speaking of the economy, we congratulate the latest Romney ad in Florida & Perry's leadership ad:





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"Taxing the rich" and "oil companies" is not flying with Dems......


As Pres BO calls on Congress to pass the "jobs bill now", he has run into a new opposition: Democrats! (Obama jobs bill still waits for action in the Senate)

Yes, it's opposition from Democrats who live in the real world.  I mean the real world where people pay taxes and work for oil companies!

The WSJ has an interesting editorial about those Dems who are not going along with the latest version of "hope and change":


"But the bigger news may be how much resistance Mr. Obama's ideas are drawing from the Democrats who control the Senate.
Senators from energy-producing states object to targeting oil and gas companies. 
"Just picking out one industry is not acceptable," said Alaska's Mark Begich. 
Louisiana's Mary Landrieu added: "That offset is not going to fly, and [Mr. Obama] should know that."

Even New York's Chuck Schumer, of all unlikely partisans, has objections—notably to Mr. Obama's plan to allow the Bush tax cuts to expire on taxpayers earning more than $200,000 (or $250,000 for married couples): 
"$250,000 makes you really rich in Mississippi, but it doesn't make you rich at all in New York, and there ought to be some kind of scale based on the cost of living on how much you pay." 

Mr. Schumer didn't mention that one reason for the cost-of-living differential is the Empire State's own sky-high taxes, but the important political point is that the Democratic Party's chief Wall Street fund-raiser is tacitly acknowledging that raising taxes on the not-so-rich isn't popular."

Pres BO has clashed with reality again!

The "so-called rich" pay lots of taxes and contribute to campaigns.

The also employ lots of voters who call their US Senators when they hear a president attack their employers and put their jobs in jeopardy!

Pres BO has run into skeptics and they are Democrats....the same ones who will be asking real people in the real world for their votes in 2012!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Hispanic Round table on the radio

On Wednesday night, we had "a round table" on Hispanic issues and 2012. 

Our guests were: Israel Ortega, The Heritage Foundation PLUS George Rodriguez, San Antonio Tea Party PLUS Adryana Boyne of VOCES ACTION.

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When is Pres BO going to hold someone accountable for the "guns to Mexican cartels" scandal?


Pres BO is desperately trying to revive his political fortunes reminding the disenchanted left that he is second to none when it comes to attacking the "rich" or doing "the hope and change".

Unfortunately, Pres BO needs to address other more important issues, such as selling 2,000 guns to the Mexican cartels terrorizing ranchers on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Today, CBS reported more bad news about the scandal:  Secret recordings raise new questions in ATF 'Gunwalker' operation

The recordings are with Rep Issa and Congress.  They raise the possibility that "an Obama cover up" is under way.


So far, AG Holder has been "dodging" questions and promising to get to the bottom of the story.


However, how long are we supposed to wait?  Are we supposed to believe that the ATF office in Phoenix planned all of those of this without a big signature on the action memo? 

Does anyone really believe that ATF bureaucrats would risk their careers sending 2,000 high-powered weapons across an international border without getting some big person in the Justice Dept to approve such a dangerous operation?

We also learned today that 200 murders in Mexico may have been related to the guns! 

Mexico is not happy about the Obama administration's delay either: Mexico still waiting for answers on Fast and Furious gun program

AG Holder will not answer a simple question: What did he know?  What did the DEA and FBI know?  Did he ever tell Pres BO?


AG Holder continues to say that he can not comment on "ongoing investigations."

It sounds like a dodge to me!

It's time to come clean! 

It's time for Pres BO to explain to Border Agent Terry's mother about the "gun" that killed her son!  

Who is going to tell this woman that her son was ambushed by cartels with weapons provided by the Obama administration?  

Who is going to explain to this mother that the Obama administration will not come clean and accept some responsibility for putting 2,000 guns in the hands of some of the world's biggest criminals?

It's time for the truth rather than another pathetic speech about "taxing the rich"!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Barrack "Fidel" Obama: My parents saw this "class warfare" movie before!


Over the years, I've heard about Cuba from my parents.  They remember how Castro turned Cubans against Cubans by promoting envy and the class warfare that destroyed the island's economy.

Before Castro, Cuba enjoyed a lot of prosperity, in large measure because of the close relationship between Cuba and the US. 

I won't print all of the numbers but you can read about it here:  Cuba Before Fidel Castro

However, Castro used "class warfare" to divide and blame others for the failures of socialism.

"Class warfare" is always a demagogue's last resort.  (Racism is a close second)

It is a practice that destroys companies, jobs and drives capital out of the country.

Let me share a personal story.

My mom was born in Cuba but she is the descendant of immigrants who went to Cuba in the 1920's.  They left Asturias, Spain, and sought a better life in the island.

They got off the ship with nothing, worked hard and built small companies that employed people and provided their families with a nice and honest living.

What happened when the communists arrived?  They were demonized and their businesses were confiscated.  They lost everything under the banner of "class warfare" and "fair share"! 

What happened to their small companies?  They were closed and the jobs disappeared!

My father was a banker in a Cuban owned bank.  His brothers were architects and draftsmen.  His cousin was a doctor.

Again, they all made an honest living until communism came around to destroy everything.

You can take my family's story and multiply it by the thousands of Cubans who left the island.

"Class warfare" is a lie.  It is also "poison"!

We learned more about Pres BO's falsehoods that the rich, or the productive sector, is not paying enough taxes: 

"Now, I don’t know how much Warren Buffett pays his secretary, or how much either of them really pays in income taxes. 

But when 0.1 percent of the population is collectively paying more in income taxes than 80 percent of the population is collectively paying, it’s clear that there’s not a whole lot of need for the “Buffett Rule.”"  (JH Anderson)

P.S. On Tuesday night, we spoke with Dr. Ileana Johnson-Paugh about going back to Romania.  We also discussed "class warfare", a favorite tactic of communist regimes in Romania and Cuba.  Click to hear Dr. Johnson's views on "class warfare":



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