Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday's show: DACA, TIPS, another judge from the 9th plus President Reagan said farewell 1989


We will look at the latest on DACA, TIPS and other immigration reform issues......a judge in San Francisco decides to earn an anti-Trump medal......the latest from the attacks of US diplomats in Cuba...........we look back at President Reagan's farewell speech 1989....................we remember Rod Taylor (1930-2015)......................and other stories........

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Thursday's video: My thoughts on “The darkest hour”


Let me recommend “The darkest hour”, a movie about PM Winston Churchill and the UK in 1940. Great story and movie:





And nobody knows what happened?

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Something happened in Cuba last year, and we are still trying to figure out what it was.
Senator Marco Rubio is holding hearings and Secretary Rex Tillerson is hesitant to send diplomats down to the island, according to this report:
The United States would be “putting people intentionally in harm’s way” if it sent diplomats back to Cuba, [s]ecretary of [s]tate Rex Tillerson says in an Associated Press interview, even as a new FBI report casts doubt on the initial theory that Americans there have been hit by “sonic attacks.”
Following months of investigation and four FBI trips to Havana, an interim report from the bureau’s Operational Technology Division says the probe has uncovered no evidence that sound waves could have damaged the Americans’ health, the AP has learned. 
The report, dated Jan. 4, doesn’t address other theories and says the FBI will keep investigating until it can show there’s been no intentional harm. 
Very interesting, as some famous person said.
This whole incident is weird because the victims were U.S. diplomats, and apparently a Canadian as well.
It would be easier to understand if various diplomats or embassies suffered similar problems.  Unfortunately, it was U.S. diplomats who were the victims of these “sonic attacks.”
We hear that the Castro regime denies involvement.  At the same time, it’s hard to believe that something like this could just happen in one of the world’s toughest police states.
So who did it?  We are back to the “third country” theory, or an enemy of the U.S. taking advantage of the situation in Cuba.  Or maybe it was inside job trying to create a crisis between the U.S. and Cuba.
Something happened, and no one believes that it was crickets gone wild. 
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The Goldwater Rule is back............



The wrong kind of bipartisanship in Florida.....




2006: Well done South Dakota


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A post from 2006:


Good news:  South Dakota is making a statement on abortion. The SD House passed a bill 50-18 and the SD Senate approved it 23-12. Those are very good margins against abortion.

What's next? Anti-abortion organizations are hoping to take this case up to the US Supreme Court. It will likely get there after various appeals.

There are similar anti-abortion proposals in Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Georgia and Tennessee.

February 2006 and McCain was looking good in another poll!


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A post from 2006:


It is early but Senator McCain is looking great. The Marist College poll confirms what Gallup, Rasmussen and American Research Group have recently indicated: McCain has a double digit lead on Sen. Clinton. 

In other words, if the election were held today, McCain would win a landslide. He would win the popular vote:

McCain 55% Gore 38%
McCain 54% Kerry 37%
McCain 52% Clinton 42%



Let me add some perspective. Bush-41 won 54% in '88 and he carried 40 states or more than 400 Electoral votes. Bush-43 got 51% and won 31 states.

As of today, McCain could carry 40 states, which would be a major defeat for the Democrats, reminiscent of Dukakis '88!

Why is McCain doing so well and Sen. Clinton doing so poorly?

All of this could change. Perot could run again. The Republicans could break into factions. Immigration and the border could spark a conservative challenge to the Republican nominee.

However, I don't think that it will. In fact, I think that there is a better chance of a Democrat civil war than a Perot. Besides, the 2008 Democrat primaries will be ugly and bloody with Gore and Kerry hitting Clinton from the left and Warner coming from the right.

Put me down as a McCain supporter in 2008! 


Is it too early to say Pres. McCain?

February 2006: MLB Hall of Fame leaves Buck O'Neill out again!

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A post from 2006:

A few years ago, I watched a video of the old Negro Leagues. One of the key characters of the leagues was Buck O'Neill, a player, a manager and now the de facto ambassador of the Negro Leagues. 

Buck O'Neill and Tommy Lasorda are baseball's current goodwill ambassadors.   It is beyond belief that O'Neill is not a member of the HOF!

P.S. O'Neill died in 2008.

Good news about Alabama manufacturing



Speaking of border security and DACA


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President Trump is correct in connecting any DACA or TIPS solution with border security.   

The Democrats want a "clean bill" but that's not going to happen.   It won't pass either!

March 2006: A post about Bush bashing over Katrina

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A post from March 2006:

Days before Katrina, the Drudge Report had this post from the National Weather Service in New Orleans:
"HURRICANE KATRINA MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED STRENGTH...RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969. MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED."
Now, there is a video doing the rounds that Bush was warned about Katrina.

Is this news?

Bush, and everyone else, were warned. I agree that FEMA could have done its job better. I agree that we need to get better at responding to natural tragedies. At the same time, our mayors and governors need to be more competent!

In this case, Katrina has become another round of Bush bashing. Blame Bush, blame Bush.


Sorry. Mayor Nagin and Gov. Blanco did a lousy job in pre-disaster preparations.

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