Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A great speech!



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President Trump and Europe: What challenges does he face?



Guest: Michael Prada, conservative activist and writer..........we will discuss the challenges that President Trump faces in Europe...........the rise of violence in Germany and Sweeden..........the growth of nationalist parties.......the economic challenges....and talk of more countries looking to get out of the EU.........plus a few thought about the first month of President Trump..................

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Schumer in a mess



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We remember Mr. Ed, the talking horse (1948-79)


The great talking horse Mr. Ed died in 1979 at age 31.

We grew up watching Mr. Ed, although more have probably seen it on reruns.   It was a great show and the theme was super:
"A horse is a horse, of course, of course,And no one can talk to a horse, of courseThat is, of course, unless the horse is the famous Mr. EdGo right to the source and ask the horse,He'll give you the answer that you'll endorseHe's always on a steady course, talk to Mr. Ed.People yackety yak on the street and waste the time of dayBut Mr. Ed will never speak unless he has something to say.A horse is a horse, of course, of course,And no one can talk to a horse, of courseThat is of course unless the horse is the famous Mr. Ed."
The shows are now available in DVD.



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We remember Frank Malzone (1930-2015)


Frank Malzone was born on this day in the Bronx in 1930.   Eventually, he played for the Boston Red Sox.

Back in the 1950's, Frank was a very good third baseman and showed power:  .274 average, 133 HR & 728 RBI in 1,441 games.   

Boston was not a good team during Frank's tenure.   He did not have a lot of protection in the lineup.   Frank was one of the inaugural class of inductees into the Red Sox Hall of Fame, in November 1995.



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Is Obamacare really suddenly popular?


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The media, in the tank for Democrats, are now peddling a new story.  They want you to believe that Obamacare is suddenly popular.
First, they are showing reports of GOP politicians doing town hall meetings.  Last week, a huge crowd of Obamacare supporters showed up at Senator Cotton’s visit to Arkansas.  They all had the same placards, screamed the same thing, and want you to believe that they’d be victims of an Obamacare repeal.
Not so fast.  There aren’t really that many Democrats in Arkansas.  I’d love to see a residency check.  Or the Democrats should ask for a recount!
Second, they are now back into polls.  Remember the polls that had Hillary Clinton winning 400 electoral votes?
The latest poll is analyzed by our friends at American Spectator:
 
It will thus be very difficult for anyone capable of critical thinking to believe these very same “news” outlets when they report that a law whose approval numbers have been underwater by double digits for more than six years has suddenly become as popular as Adele. 
It will be likewise difficult for anyone with an IQ exceeding single digits to believe a Democrat polling firm like Public Policy Polling (PPP) when they claim to discover a sudden increase in public esteem for a Democrat-sponsored health “reform” law that has historically been reviled by the electorate.
Yes, the people who told us Mrs. Clinton would win by a landslide are now telling GOP members of Congress not to touch the suddenly popular Obamacare.
To be fair, part of the problem is that the public debate has been more about repealing rather than replacing.  It’s time for the GOP leadership to put something on the table and cut off this nonsense that people will be thrown out of hospitals because they can’t pay or some other dramatic outcome.
Let me agree with the author and add this: any GOP politician in Washington who chickens out and falls for these crappy polls has a lot of explaining to do.   
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Monday, February 27, 2017

Latin America stories plus politics of immigration with Fausta Rodriguez Wertz


Guest:   Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta's Blog.........we will look at the big stories from Latin America...............the president of Peru visited President Trump......Rosa Maria Paya in Cuba...........more arrests in Cuba....a runoff in Ecuador is a bit of surprise.........Secretary of State in Mexico......immigration raids and protests...........plus a look back at the Oscars.......






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1936: 7-year old Shirley Temple signed a big contract

On this day in 1936, Shirley Temple got a new contract from 20th Century Fox.   She was guaranteed $50,000 per film for the next 7 years:    
Temple was born in 1928 in Santa Monica, California, and started appearing in a series of short films spoofing current movies, called Baby Burlesks, at the age of four. At six, she attracted attention with her complex song-and-dance number “Baby Take a Bow,” performed with James Dunn, in the 1934 movie Stand Up and Cheer. Based on the film’s success, 20th Century Fox signed little Shirley to a seven-year contract. She would appear in a string of films that year and the next, including Little Miss Marker, Change of Heart, Bright Eyes (which featured one of her most famous songs, the bouncy tune “On the Good Ship Lollipop”), and Curly Top. At the height of the Great Depression, Temple’s films provided a cheery alternate universe for audiences suffering the effects of widespread unemployment and general economic hardship.
Later, she had a diplomatic career.    Shirley Temple Black was named ambassador to Czechoslovakia by President Bush.

She died in 2014.



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1973: Dick Allen signed the biggest baseball contract ever....

Once upon a time, Dick Allen signed a 3-year $ 750,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox.   It came after winning the 1972 AL MVP and hitting 37 HR.   

Allen broke the Phillies in 1964 and was voted Rookie of the Year.   He put up some great number and seemed like a candidate for the Hall of Fame.   At the same time, he never had a good relationship with the fans or media.    

In 1972, he was traded to Chicago and had a superb season.

Allen battled injuries and personal problems after signing the contract.   He retired with a .291 batting average, 351 HR and 1,191 RBI.   



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Why is President Trump turning CNN into a victim?


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It’s a bad idea to keep any news organization from press briefings, even though Sean Spicer said that “….there was no intent to exclude specific news organizations”.
Nevertheless, the Trump administration just gave a bunch of media outfits with low ratings, or declining readership, a chance to get a lot of undeserved publicity.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich defended the White House. My take is closer to Dr. Krauthammer, who expressed concern.
I get the point that many in the media are completely irresponsible. At the same time, it looks like most Americans get it too. In the real world, people express their love or hate of a news organization with their TV remotes or subscriptions. In this case, the remote is not flipping to CNN in most households.
Americans are not watching CNN, as the ratings prove:    
 
Total Viewers (Live +SD)
Total day:   FNC: 2.055 | CNN: 824 | MSNBC: 1.067 | HLN: 224
Primetime: FNC: 3.314 | CNN: 1.141 | MSNBC: 2.034 | HLN: 251
I am not an expert on TV ratings analysis. At the same time, you don’t have to be a genius to figure out which network charges more for their time.    
Based on this weekly sample, FNC (Fox News) is beating CNN by a factor of three in prime time. CNN is behind MSNBC, or the baseball equivalent of losing more games than the ’62 Mets.
CNN is already failing. So why turn them into a victim? I understand the White House’s anger about the coverage and they’d like to always punch back.
But what’s the point of hitting your opponent when the ref is already counting down to ten?   
President Trump should stop taking about the unfair media. He has won the argument. The consumers agree with him.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda




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NO Oscars for me.......sick of stupid political speeches




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World War II: Germany invades the USSR....with Barry Jacobsen




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A few thoughts about the political scene plus Lincoln 1861




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ICE and immigration, Trump vs media and George Washington 1732..




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Nixon in China 1972 & other stories of the first month of President Trump




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Obama Care 2017 and beyond with Dr. Ileana Johnson, author & economist




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Happy # 89 Fats Domino


We say happy # 89 to Antoine Domino, who was born on this day in New Orleans.   

He was one of the early rockers and best entertainers ever.   Some of his hits were:   "Blue Monday", “Blueberry Hill” , “Ain’t that a shame” and "Walking to New Orleans".     

You have to check out one of his many hits:


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We remember Johnny Cash (1932-2003)


Like many of you, I learned a lot about Johnny Cash from that film "I walk the line".    It probably introduced a lot of young people to his career and songbook.

Cash was born on this day in 1932.   He was one of the great male vocalists of the 20th century.   His style and voice were unique.     He hung around with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis in the early days of Sun Records and rock and roll.

Check out a Johnny Cash today song today.   There are many to pick from:

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Happy # 70 Sandie Shaw


Sandra Ann Goodrich (Sandie Shaw) was born in England on this day in 1947.    She had a great face and super looks!

We remember her for a hits on the radio back in the 1960's, specially "Girl don't come" from the early days of Beatlemania.    Her songs were part of The British invasion!     




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Is Justice Ginsburg talking too much?


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Like a good umpire or referee, a Supreme Court justice should call balls and strikes, not change any rules in the middle of the game, and stay away from reporters.  In other words, if you want to express public opinions, then take off the robe and join the rest of us in the political arena.
This is what Justice Ginsburg said recently:
“We’re not experiencing the best of times,” Ginsburg said Thursday on BBC’s “Newsnight,” though she did not comment directly about the president.
But, the 83-year-old jurist said the public’s resistance to the new administration — on full display at last month’s Women’s March protests — has given her “reason to hope that we will see a better day.”
“A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle; it is the pendulum, and when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back,” she told BBC.
 
“Some terrible things have happened in the United States, but one can only hope that we learn from those bad things,” she added, citing the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II as an example.
Well, President Trump should call on the nice lady to remove herself from anything that has to do with the Trump administration.
Would you like someone who publicly states such feelings about you sitting on a jury deciding something about your presidency?  I wouldn’t!    
So let me add a couple of things:
Can you imagine the screaming and outrage if a conservative justice – say, Justice Thomas – had said anything like that about President Obama?  We’d be in panic city, with nightly sermons about the independence of the judiciary.  Can you hear Rachel Maddow or Don Lemon?
Secondly, where is the honest liberal who calls out this lady?  I guess the left are so invested in abortion that they will put up with anything as long as the justice votes to keep Roe v. Wade around.     
Resign, Justice Ginsburg, so you can speak freely about everything!
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Saturday night thoughts about Justice Ginsberg, the media and others




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Saturday, February 25, 2017

1974: "The sting" sweept Oscars and nobody was talking politics!



Once upon a time, I cared about the Oscars.   I guess that was before every movie star decided to give a political speech that no one cared to hear.

"The sting" with Paul Newman and Robert Redford swept the Oscars in 1974.   It also introduced Scott Japlin's music to a lot of us.   Joplin died in 1917.    

This is one of the best movies I've ever seen:



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1953: Ronald Reagan looking good in "Law and order"




Doesn't "Law and order" sounds great for a Ronald Reagan movie?    It was released in 1953.

After all, wasn't he the "law and order" governor in who stood up to rowdy students at the universities in California?    Didn't he fire the air controllers when he became president in 1981?

I enjoyed it.  Reagan was Marshall Johnson in this movie based on a W R Burnett's novel.

It was another of the 1950's Westerns about good guys vs bad guys.    The plot was simple and Dorothy Malone was the pretty girl in the story.




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1942: The Pride of the Yankees, my favorite baseball movie



What a great movie.   

This is the story of Lou Gehrig and I have to watch it every year.   You can catch Babe Ruth playing himself.   

Gehrig died in 1939 at age 36, a couple of months short of his 37th birthday.

His numbers are legendary:  .340 career batting average, 494 HR & 1,995 RBI.   Add to this 2,721 hits in 2,164 games PLUS the 2,130 consecutive game streak.  Lou played in 7 World Series and was the clean up hitter of the 1927 Yankees!

This is a Hollywood version.   However, it depicts Lou correctly.   Lou was a gentleman and a team player:



  

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1947: "Dark passage" is a rather good movie

What can you say about "Dark passage" featuring Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall?   or a movie from 1947 with Anges Morehead?   Remember Agnes as Samantha's mother in "Bewitched"?

The movie starts with Bogart escaping out of prison.   Then Bacall walks into his life and takes him to her apartment.    

The rest is on you.    You will enjoy it, specially hearing Bogart's voice for much of the movie without seeing his face.     

Watch it!   It's a little slow but you will enjoy it!




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Ingrid Bergman: "The Inn of Sixth Happiness"


Here is a suggestion for a good movie to rent this weekend.

Over the last 30 days, TCM featured Oscar nominated movies or actors.  I got to watch this movie and loved it again.

There are good movies and there is "The inn of the 6th happiness".

I like "true stories" and Ingrid Bergman was fantastic playing the role of Gladys Aylward, the amazing British missionary who went to China about 100 years ago.

My favorite scene is the ending......this is when Gladys moves the children across the mountains.  
Which is the greatest Bergman movie? "Casablanca", a classic indeed.  

I love "The Bells of St Mary's", another uplifting movie where she plays Sister Benedict, a nun who teaches in a school. 

I don't know a lot about movies.  I just love watching good movies that inspire and make me feel better about mankind.

"The Inn" is one of those movies.  The ending will touch you dearly, specially when she finally delivers the children from all of the danger.

Watch the movie.    I guarantee that you will love it:



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1946: "The Razor's edge", a very intense movie


As you probably know, TCM has been showing some of the great Hollywood movies this month.    I paid attention a few years ago and have connected with many great works that I had never seen before.

Before I start, let me tell you that "The Razor's edge" from 1946 runs about 145 minutes, or a very long time.    Nevertheless, the plot is very different and will keep you tuned in.

It is the story of Larry Darrell, played by Tyrone Power, a young man who just returned from World War I.    He was deeply affected by the war and needs a little to find the important things of life.

His girl is Isabel Bradley, played by Gene Tirney, a beautiful young woman who has marriage and commitment in mind.

There are other great performances in the movie, such as Clifton Webb and Anne Baxter.   Cecil Humphreys as "The Holy Man" is great.

Larry and Isabel do not get married.   They pursue different paths but circumstances bring them back together much later.

And the rest is up to you to watch.    I think that you will enjoy it.    It is based on a popular book by W. Somerset Maugham.    



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February 1965: "This diamond ring" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys was # 1 this week


Gary Lewis and The Playboys had seven Top 10 hits in the 1960s.   His LP "Golden Greats" was a top 10 in 1966.   Gary was drafted in 1967 and the group faded.   His biggest hit "This Diamond ring" was # 1 this week in 1965:





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Remembering George Harrison (1943-2001)




George Harrison was born in Liverpool on this day in 1943.  Of course, George died of cancer in 2001.

George always played behind John & Paul, the group's main songwriters and vocalists. They met in Liverpool and George was part of the original group that eventually became The Beatles.

George was indeed "the quiet Beatle" but played a great lead guitar. You can hear that guitar in all of those riffs like "Day Tripper"!   And he played the sitar in "Norweigan wood" and "The inner light".

He also sang background vocals!

And he contributed some good songs to the group's LP's over the years, like "Something", "Here comes the sun" & "While my guitar gently weeps." 




February 25: The late George Harrison was born on this day in 1943


We remember George Harrison who would have been 74 today.   He died of cancer in November 2001.

George turned 21 when The Beatles were touring the US in February 1964.    He joined the group when Paul introduced him to John.     It didn't take long for John and Paul to appreciate George's guitar skills!

He was known as "The Quiet Beatle" and usually in the background.   

As a Beatle, he was an excellent lead guitarist.   Later, he wrote some of the group's best songs, like "Something", "Here comes the sun" and "While my guitar gently weeps".

His solo career had a great start with "My sweet Lord" and then it slowed up a bit.   In the 1980s, he recorded "All of those years ago" about John's death and a few best selling albums like "Cloud 9".

It's hard to believe that George died so many years ago!

P.S.  Some of George's best songs were on "Abbey Road" & "The White Album".....





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We remember Ron Santo (1940-2010)


We remember that Ron Santo was born on this day in 1940.   

He began his career with the Cubs in 1960 at age 20.   From that debut to his retirement in 1974, he put together some great numbers:   .277 career batting average, 342 HR, 2,254 hits & 1,331 RBI.

From 1963 to 1970, Santo averaged 29 HR and 106 RBI.   He also led the NL in walks 4 times and won 5 Gold Gloves for his defensive work at third base.

Sadly, he died in 2010 and did not live to see his induction into the Hall of Fame in 2012.



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