Saturday, December 30, 2017
A friend from Chicago lamented recently that his city is going to the Devil, and the local leadership just wants to talk about Trump’s tweets!
My friend is right, according to news reports:
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had a good year at the expense of city residents – and for that he might want to thank President Donald Trump.Despite presiding over a city with rampant money and crime problems, Democrat Emanuel has bolstered his approval ratings and become the rising star of the left by placing himself front and center in the anti-Trump “resistance movement.”Emanuel declared the Windy City a “Trump-free zone,” prevailed in a legal battle against the White House over threats to cut funding from sanctuary cities, and came out in strong support of combatting climate change – an apparent dig at Trump for pulling out of the Paris Agreement.Most importantly for Emanuel, his profile has risen – with political pundits floating his name as a possible Democratic 2020 presidential candidate, even as he openly says he is not interested.
It’s a lot of nonsense, but it keeps the mayor alive politically.
From coast to coast, we see more and more Democrats avoiding the tough issues by simply activating their TDS. It is not helping their constituents, who are voting with their feet by leaving and taking their taxable income with them. Nearly 450,000 people fled these three deep blue states in 2017!
Emanuel in 2020? I don’t see it, but stranger things have happened. At the same time, my guess is that a large chunk of the aforementioned 450,000 are not going to vote for the policies they are rejecting!
MLB back to back amazing World Series.....Cubs vs Indians in 2016.....Astros vs Dodgers was even better: Baseball was the big winner.
We remembered this year the 230th anniversary of the gathering that produced the US Constitution. It was indeed a "Miracle at Philadelphia".
Back in the 2005 off season, MLB finally decided to get serious about steroids. The owners and union leaders agreed on a tough program.
The new agreement called for a 50 game suspension for first-time offenders and 100 games for second-time offenders. It's "3-strikes and you are out" or banished from baseball for life if you are a third time offender.
The owners and players took a big step in the right direction.
New York fans in 2005 were furious that their team lost to the Angels in the AL postseason playoffs. They naturally directed all of their anger at ARod, or the face of the team.
Nevertheless, ARod was selected as the AL MVP.
ARod was the right choice. It was his second MVP in 3 years. His main opposition came from David Ortiz, the Bosox's DH.
In my book, an everyday player is a bigger MVP than a DH. I feel the same way about giving the MVP to a pitcher. The Cy Young is for pitchers. The MVP is for position player.
P.S. I should add that my opinion of ARod changed when he was involved in drug controversies. We did not know that in 2005.
Back in 2005, an anti-abortion or pro-ife Democrat won the governor's election. It was Tim Kaine, a pro-life Catholic who openly spoke of his faith.
This is the same Tim Kaine who threw away all of his principles and convictions to run on the Clinton-Kaine ticket in 2016.
The Dems did not win Alabama...the GOP gave it away...Doug Jones never said: "Vote for me if you hate Trump" or "Vote for me if you want to make Obama Care permanent"......Jones avoided the issues and made it a referendum on Moore so he won by 20,000 votes and less than 50%!— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 30, 2017
John Adams was one of the great men who put this nation together. This is a great book:
The Cong Sheila Jackson Lee "seat controversy" raises two issues:— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 30, 2017
1) Do members of Congress get preferential treatment always? I understand in the event of an emergency but......and
2) Black Democrats have played the "race card" so often that it's totally meaningless....
What more can you say? I was wrong. I picked the Angels but the Chisox proved me wrong big time.
I am not really angry about it.
4 complete games.
Vlad Guerrero was limited to 1 for 20!
Congratulations to the 2005 AL champs!
This is the first World Series for Chicago since the Sox lost to the Dodgers in '59.
They were a great team!
This is why baseball is the best game. No clock. No running out the clock.
The Cards were down to their last out. Eckstein singled to left. Edmonds walked after taking a very close two-strike pitch. Albert Pujols then hit a 3 run homer and sent the series to St Louis.
Houston eventually won their first NL pennant in St. Louis but a lot of Astros' fans were heartbroken after that swing!
Another day and another batch of emails.........At least four of the documents released Friday marked "classified."..........this whole thing smells very bad....— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 30, 2017
This is an interesting poll by Rasmussen, a very reliable pollster. President Trump and President Obama finished their first year at 46% approval! It may be more significant that Economic Confidence Continues to Soar.
Let's see where all of these numbers stand on Labor Day 2018. It will tell us a lot about what the midterms will look like.
DACA: wouldn't it be something if Dems throw Dreamers under the bus again? They did it twice under Obama.....the big problem is winning the Congress or pushing DACA.....too many districts between coasts where DACA doesn't play well....Dems have to win those to win House!— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) December 30, 2017
Frank left the game in the 1960's but did watch his younger brother, Joe, become a great player and win won 4 pennants as the manager of the Yankees.
Joe played with the Braves in the 1957-58 World Series:
Back in December 2006, the "Blame the US" crowd had additional material, the execution of Saddam.
It is true that some Iraqis were sad that Saddam was executed. This is not a surprise.
However, the "Blame the US for everything" international media did not remind its readers and viewers that today's Iraqis have a chance to express their grievances or discontent with a governmental decision.
This is what happens when you have 3 elections and a government.
No one enjoyed that right during Saddam's reign. In fact, the mass graves are proof of that reality.
Why is anyone in the world still making excuses for this evil man?
In '91, I met a Lebanese businessman who lived in Kuwait with his US wife and children. They were able to get out early because of the wife's US citizenship. Some of their neighbors and friends were not so fortunate. They came face to face with the horrors. Some were killed.
Their home in Kuwait City was sacked by Iraqi troops. Some of their neighbors' daughters were raped. (I am specifically talking about a 15 year old girl who lived down the street!)
In the end, justice happened and Iraqis moved on.
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