Sunday, July 08, 2018

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

Sunday's video: It's time for the allies to pay their defense dues

We could learn a thing or two from Mexico’s voting system

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Down in Mexico, elections are on Sunday, and everyone is supposed to vote.  The new president will take over in December, five months away.
President Trump and “Presidente-Electo” Andrés López-Obrador spoke by phone last week.  They say that it went well.  By the way, I will not be surprised if the two men meet in person, sort of like when President-Elect Reagan and President López-Portillo shook hands in January 1981 at one of the border bridges.
Mexico can teach us a thing or two about voting.  The Mexicans have a wonderful voter ID system, as my friend Allan Wall explained:
Each Mexican voter has a government-issued photographic voter ID card, which he presents to election authorities.  They have a book with the photograph of each and every voter precinct.  Each precinct has such a book.
Across from the election authorities are seated representatives from various political parties.  When the election authority at the table calls the name of the voter, his name is checked off in the precinct book.  The voter also has his thumb stained with ink that wears off in a few days. 
It’s a wonderful system, and everyone south of the border speaks highly of it.
Recently, I told a Mexican that some Democrats call it racist to require a photo ID.  He looked at me with astonishment and told me to explain it again.  I did, and he used some expletive to describe the critics of photo ID.
When it comes to voting, and the integrity of voting, Mexico is doing it better.
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Senator Durbin has a message for red-State Democrats...........

Senator Durbin has a message for red-State Democrats:   "On eve of Trump's Supreme Court pick, top Dem suggests sacrificing Senate seats to stop nomination"

Let me translate:    Lose your seat in the name of "Roe v Wade".     

In the end, Senator Durbin's message will not go anywhere.    

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Congratulations to Shin-Soo Choo!

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Congratulations to Shin-Soo Choo!     

Since coming to Texas in 2014, Choo has been a reliable hitter with a great eye at the plate.   He was a big part of the 2015 & 2016 AL West titles.

Choo was just selected to the AL All Star Team and it was a good choice:  ".293 with 52 runs scored, 17 home runs and 42 RBIs in 86 games.  He has a .399 on-base percentage and a .504 slugging percentage."

Choo also set a club record on Sunday for reaching base in 47 consecutive games.

Texas will probably move Choo later this month as part of the rebuilding program.   I hope that Choo goes to a team and enjoys post season success in 2018.

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