Monday, October 05, 2015

You have to love the 2015 Astros!


Back in 2013, I watched a Rangers-Astros game at the ballpark.   It was between the veteran Rangers and a bunch of Astros that few people knew.  

During the game, I started a conversation with an Astros' fan who told me that their farm system was loaded and coming to the majors soon!   

My friend was right.   They are here and lots more are coming.   The fans in Houston will be watching some great baseball for years to come.

I'm rooting for Texas but Houston is my second favorite choice.   You have to love what that organization has done for the fans of Houston.

Don't be shocked if they beat the Yankees!   

By the way, the Astros had 7 of their minor leagues teams in the post season.

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Desperately looking for habeas corpus in Venezuela

(My new American Thinker post)


It works like this down in Venezuela. First, you get arrested for political statements. Secondly, they lock you up and promise your wife a hearing. Third, you stay in jail indefinitely, for a long long time without a trial.





Let's look at the story of Mr. Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas:
It’s been seven months since Venezuelan authorities arrested Antonio Ledezma on charges of conspiring against President Nicol├ís Maduro, and the Caracas mayor has still yet to see a judge.  
Ledezma’s wife, Mitzy Capriles, announced on Tuesday, September 22, that her husband’s preliminary hearing has been pushed back once again, this time until October 21.   The mayor’s defense attorneys say the government’s case is based on forged evidence and have denounced Ledezma’s inability to defend himself in court against the accusations.  “This is a completely baseless case,” Omar Estacio, Ledezma’s defense attorney, said in an interview with local media.   On Monday, the Mayors Association of Venezuela issued a statement demanding Ledezma’s release from prison. They say the Venezuelan judiciary is violating due process and has ignored the mayor’s presumption of innocence, which are both protected under the Venezuelan Constitution.
 We are watching "judicial tyranny", or how the authorities violate the rule of law to terrorize its critics. These arrests are not just terrible for those arrested but also for their poor families strung along with promises of a hearing that never materializes.  

On another front, Leopoldo Lopez, another opposition leader, was arrested in 2014 and just recently sentenced.      Lopez was put through the same travesty of indefinite arrest, promises of hearings and finally a sentence that most serious people do not accept.



Shouldn't the U.S. be doing more? Is watching the travesty our only option?



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


Guest:  Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......we will look back at the new Russian role in the Middle East.......how does the US react to President Putin's aggressive policies?  The latest jobs report was a major disappointment........President Obama's reaction to the Oregon shooting.......the latest from the campaign............GOP and Democrats get ready for more debates..will VP Biden miss the first Democrat debate?   Click to listen:


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