Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday's show: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

Guest:  Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......the terrible school shooting and the reaction from different corners.......the FBI dropped the ball........the US Senate fails to come together on immigration......Mueller indicts 13 Russians.............and other stories......

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Sunday's video: Why are we banning books like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”?Sunday's video:

Sorry to hear that a school is banning “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Yes, the book uses the n-word and that’s offensive....but we need to understand rather than delete history.....

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Democrats a nightmare for DREAMers

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Once again, we saw this past week that the Democrats want the issue rather than the dream.
President Trump put forth an amazing offer: legalization for 2 million (I thought it was 800,000) and a path to citizenship.
Seriously, can you think of any other country in the world that would show that kind of generosity and humanity with anyone?
Nevertheless, the Democrats could not find a way to do something for the DREAMers, as Bre Payton wrote:
The Democratic Party is having an identity crisis.  For the past couple of months, Democrats have loudly declared protecting so-called DREAMers – children who entered this country illegally when younger than 18 – is their top priority.  President Trump has made it clear he will sign a bill that accommodates [sic] these young people, and many Republicans are willing and eager to put together a proposal that does just that.  So why hasn’t the Democratic Party gotten it done? The answer is simple: they don’t actually care about DREAMers. Their fixation with these young people is political calculation.
On Thursday, not one, not two, but FOUR immigration reform proposals failed to pass the Senate after Trump made it clear he would not sign a bill unless it included funding for a border wall, end “chain migration,” and stopped the visa lottery system.  Trump has been very vocal about what he will and won’t sign – it’s not like this is a secret.  The leaders of the Democratic Party know what they will have to concede in order to create legal favors for these DREAMers, and they are simply unwilling to do it.
So the ball (or “la pelota”) is with the DREAMers.  They have two choices:
1. They walk away from the Democrats, who’ve been using them for years – the same ones who did not pass DACA when they had majorities not long ago.
2. They find themselves deported or without legal protection soon.
As someone who would like to see a solution to the DREAMers, I find the Democrats quite disgusting.
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More judges coming....

October 2006: How about a plan rather than another book?

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What's new? We have another book about everything that Pres. Bush did wrong. 

Before you invest $25, let me give you a heads up.

Woodward writes that Pres. Bush is stubborn and won't listen to critics. He writes that Iraq is going to hell. Woodward does not give us any solutions but he writes that everything is bad.

What's new about Woodward's message? Have we not heard this before?

Speaking of Iraq, it might be more useful (and it won't cost you $25) to check these two articles:
Who's Really in Denial? It's not President Bush. by William Kristol:
"Bush, on other hand, understands that the only acceptable exit strategy is victory. (If, as Woodward reports, he's been bolstered in that view by Henry Kissinger, then good for Henry. Invite him to the Oval Office more often!)

To that end, Bush should do more. He should send substantially more troops and insist on a change of strategy to allow a real counterinsurgency and prevent civil war.

But at least he's staying and fighting. And the great majority of Republicans are standing with him.
The Democrats, as Bush has put it, "offer nothing but criticism and obstruction, and endless second-guessing. The party of FDR and the party of Harry Truman has become the party of cut-and-run."

So there really is a profound difference between the parties, as Democrats are happy to acknowledge, since they think Iraq is a winning issue for them.
The Democratic talking point is this: We're against Bush on Iraq, but we are as resolute as Bush in the real war on terror (understood by them to exclude Iraq).
Except that they're not." 

The Democrats continue to invest all of their hopes and dreams in books and movies about Pres. Bush. It would be better for Democrats to give us a reason to change leaders, i.e. a plan!

October 2006: Osama reacts to Clinton on FOX News

We don't know if Osama watches O'Reilly in his cave. However, we do know that he got a tape of the Clinton interview. Enjoy it!

October 2006: Chavez is one "hombre loco"

The "Hugo Chavez Show" just keeps on keeping on.

Chavez must be undergoing a severe case of mental illness or maybe his approval ratings are dropping at home.

Over the years, I have seen that anti-Americanism usually goes up as leaders face their own difficulties.

Don't worry Sr. Hugo. Your White House informant is wrong. Bush is not trying to kill you. However, the Venezuelan people may be in the mood for regime change.

September 2006: Why should Mexico care about a fence?

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How about this idea? Get over the fence and the troops.

Mexico should spend as much time attracting foreign investment as it does criticizing the fence. After all, Mexico needs jobs and the fence matters little.

The fence is not my first choice either. However, it represents political frustration on this side. How many more Mexicans are we supposed to absorb?

Unfortunately, Mexico won't help itself. It is depending more and more on "remesas" rather than reforming itself to attract foreign investment.

Allan Wall lives in Mexico. Like me, he believes that you help Mexico by forcing the political class to deal with its structural problems. 

Check out How To Help Mexico—Close The Border:

"For years I have contended that today's mass emigration from Mexico to the U.S. is harmful to Mexico. It encourages the Mexican government to export the people rather than solve the problems here in Mexico. It exacerbates family disintegration and social problems. It distorts local economies. For Mexico, emigration is like an addictive drug that encourages Mexicans to escape to the U.S. rather than solve the problems here. There are actually people here in Mexico who agree with me on this point."
It's time to force the Mexican government to get over the "border fence" and the victim mode. Instead, it should tear down the many other fences that keep foreign capital and modernity out of Mexico.

A good message from S E Cupp about news coverage and gun control

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This is from S.E. Cupp:  
"Well, if you turned on cable news at any time since the shooting, it's safe to say you didn't get the news. That's because when it comes to guns, news anchors take off their journalist hats and put on their activist hats. And they do it without shame or disclaimers because they believe righteousness is the same thing as being right.
Well said. 

September 2006: A little humor and the female perspective

As Pres. Bush tackles hard problems, such as worldwide terror and a nuclear Iran, he should take a few minutes and listen to Laura. She may have a thing or two to say about protecting The White House or the Crawford Ranch.

September 2006: The German opera is the latest chapter (and there are more coming!)

"Getting along" with intolerant fanatics is failing miserably in much of Europe.   You can not get along with people as intolerant as these.

They want their way or no other way.   It is intolerance of the first degree.

They are willing to intimidate societies and so far they are winning in Europe.

Why? Because Europeans are not fighting back. They are either scared or their leaders are weak.

Check out Appeasement at the Opera: Mozart falls victim to fear of Muslim rage BY ROGER KIMBALL:
"There is a certain irony in all this. Our avant-gardist artistic establishment preens itself on being "transgressive," "challenging," "provocative," etc.
But it prefers to exercise its anti-bourgeois animus within the coddled purlieus of bourgeois security.
It has discovered that there is a big difference between exhibiting photographs of Christ on the cross in a bottle of urine or Madonna having herself "crucified" on her current concert tour and poking fun at Muhammad.
The former earns you the delicious obloquy of the Catholic establishment while shoring up your credentials as a brave artistic and moral pioneer.
The latter sends murderous hordes into the streets looking for something, or someone, to destroy."
Back to the opera. As a rule, I don't like attacks on religion, whether it's my Catholic Church or anything else. Religious leaders and symbols should be respected. However, I am not going to blow up an opera house because they run a show mocking The Virgin Mary. I will show my displeasure by posting on my blog or punishing the advertisers.
Also, some people need to understand that "satire" is part of living in an open society. I don't like every form of "satire" but I accept it as a part of living in a free society.

Yet, they canceled the opera in Germany because certain people made a big stink about the show!

What will Europe cancel next?

The Sound of Music? Because women play guitars, show their ankles and make decisions?

September 2006: TO and his PR lady should apologize to the Dallas Police!

There were report around here that TO attempted suicide.    It turned out to be false and rather disturbing.

Based on my own, but unscientific survey, most people around here think that TO is a crazy and a headline seeker.    

The Cowboys are crazy if they keep this idiot on their payroll. Trust me. I think that most Cowboys' fans are with me on this one!

September 2006: Why are so many legal immigrants opposed to open borders?

The US is a nation of immigrants. Yet, there are more and more immigrants who are horrified with the chaos at the US-Mexico border. Check out one such story
'Battle at the border' :
"When he was 16, Gonzalo Llamas left his home in Zacatecas, Mexico, and illegally crossed the border by paying $20 to use an American citizen's passport.

Though the passport holder was older and balding, Llamas made it across and began his new life cleaning restaurants for $9 a job.
Now 50, Llamas is a U.S. citizen and owns a construction company in San Diego. And he wants the border sealed. The reason? Violent crime."

Also, let's not forget the national security issue.

Open and disorderly borders are an invitation to terrorists. I understand that most illegal immigrants are not terrorists but it only takes a few people to do do some very bad things.

You can not have a rational discussion about guns UNTIL the left stop demonizing the NRA......i

Background checks without background is just passing laws for the sake of passing laws....

So it looks like gun control is now the new issue

Joy Behar needs to hear from viewers

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