Thursday, December 28, 2017

Thursday's show: What color the wave of 2018 plus other stories of the day

Let's say hello to all of our friends freezing up north....winter is here.....Newt Gingrich has an idea about 2018....."The Gulag Archipelago" was released in the US in 1973......we remember t he 1972 Christmas bombing and how President Nixon won the Vietnam War...........we say happy # 71 to Edgar Winter......

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Thursday's video: Way too early to make predictions about 2018

The 2018 midterm elections will happen in 10 careful about predictions....there are too many balls in the air..

All of this talk about a "wave" in November is premature.....

Rasmussen poll year 1: Trump same as Obama.

I understand how the fan feels but how do you enforce it?

Here is one for your son/daughter in college looking for a career

Happy New Year: Check out The Power Line Blog

Babalu Blog.........the place to go for Cuba news....

Author Gabriel Garcia-Marquez loved Castro more than the Cuban people

(My new American Thinker post)

By any measurement, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez was a literary giant.  He wrote some wonderful books and was hailed as one of the all time greats of Spanish literature. 

We definitely agree with many of the compliments and obituaries, such as this one from CBC:
"Garcia Marquez, who died Thursday at age 87, was eulogized in a brief ceremony Monday evening in the dramatic art deco lobby by the presidents of both Mexico and Colombia, two countries linked by the writer through his birth, life, heritage and career.
Though he was born in Colombia, Garcia Marquez lived in Mexico for decades and wrote some of his best-known works here, including One Hundred Years of Solitude."
My biggest problem is that Garcia-Marquez was just a bit too fond of Fidel Castro, the longest running dictatorship in the Americas.  He never called for elections in Cuba and was just a bit too quick to repeat the dictatorship's talking points, such as blaming the US embargo for the economic problems.

Didn't Mr Garcia-Marquez know that Colombia, his native country, and Mexico, his adopted nation, do business with Cuba? Again, the problem is not the US embargo but the failed socialist and communist policies that turned Cuba into an impoverished island, the same one that had to reschedule its debts over and over!

Sadly, Mr Garcia-Marquez is part of a Latin American left that has always loved Castro a lot more than the Cuban people.  They love having "rum and cola" with Castro and overlook the plight of the political prisons or the lack of freedoms.

Didn't Mr Garcia-Marquez know that Castro puts people in jails for writing against his regime?  Was he that misinformed about Cuba?

Over the years, I've gotten into many debates with Latin American leftists over Cuba. 

I've come to the conclusion that many of these leftists hate the US so much that they are willing to support any one as long as he is "anti-Yankee"!

RIP Mr Gabriel Garcia-Marquez.   Shame on you for embracing of Fidel Castro.

P. S. You can hear my discussion about Garcia-Marquez with Cuban-American author Victor Triay plus young Colombia conservative Michael Prada & follow me on Twitter @ scantojr.

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"On Freedom's Shores: The Unbroken Circle" by Victor Triay, author

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December 26, 1963: Brian Epstein interviewed by "New Yorker"

No limits but full disclosure

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Campaign finance laws are so confusing that honest candidates can break the law.    The system is a joke, as we have seen with the rise of PAC's and 527's.

Campaign finance laws are not stopping the flow of money. They have created other ways of getting the money into the process.

Why are people trying to buy influence? Because we have a federal government that spends too much money and it impacts employers and employees.

So what's the solution?

I think that we should eliminate all of the campaign finance laws and replace them with full disclosure.

It's simple:   You contribute whatever you want to whoever you want.....but it has to be fully disclosed!

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Did I just hear former President Obama warning us about living in an "alternative reality"?

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