Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday's show: Memorial Day 2018 and other thoughts with Frank Burke, author

Guest:  Frank Burke, author, businessman & contributor to American Thinker.....we will look at the meaning of Memorial Day in US history..........and other stories....

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Sunday's video: A word about Memorial Day and US history

Texas’s aspiring Democrat governor has tax problems

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We had a historic election in Texas: the first Latina, the first lesbian, and the worst voter turnout since President Wilson.
On Tuesday, 415,000 Democrats showed up to vote for governor…”and the smallest number of ballots cast – in the 14 Democratic gubernatorial primary runoffs held since 1920.  That year, 449,000 Democrats voted, according to Texas Election Source’s analysis of Texas State Historical Association data.”
What happened? The easy answer is that the party was not excited about its choices.  Furthermore, Andrew White did not really campaign or put up much of an effort against a very flawed candidate like Lupe Valdez.
A few days after the election, we learned that Miss Valdez has a tax problem.
This is probably not a major scandal.  After all, many people fall behind on their taxes and settle with tax agencies. 
Nevertheless, this is not a good headline the first week of the campaign: “Lupe Valdez, the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, owes $12,000 in property taxes.”
Here are a couple of questions.  Why didn’t this come out during the primary or when Miss Valdez announced her candidacy?  Did she get any special treatment, given her position as Dallas County Sheriff?
Again, I don’t think the tax issue will cost her any votes.  However, it won’t help her, either, especially when she delivers a populist rant.
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Round 1 in Colombia

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The first round is over in Colombia and here is where we are:   
"With 98 percent of the votes counted, conservative 41-year-old Iván Duque nailed down 39 percent of the vote, according to Colombia’s national electoral agency. 
He was followed by the progressive 58-year-old economist and ex-mayor of Bogotá, Gustavo Petro, with 25 percent."
Duque is in a strong position for round 2 but 36%, or the ones who did not vote for # 1 or # 2,  will now have to choose between the two finalists.   

I am not familiar with the other candidates and who they will endorse.  

Nevertheless, this is now down to Duque and Petro.  The big question is this:   Which one can persuade a majority of Colombians?

Stay tuned.

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