Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday's show: Trump Putin meeting and other thoughts of the day

Monday's show:  
Trump Putin meeting and other thoughts of the day

Monday's video: Trump-Putin meeting and other meetings from the past

Monday's video: 
Trump-Putin meeting and other meetings from the past

No Vienna 1961 for the Trump-Putin meeting

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As we get ready for the Trump-Putin meeting, let’s remember one very consequential moment in recent history.    
In late May 1961, President Kennedy and Chairman Khrushchev had their first face to face meeting in Vienna. It came weeks after the Bay of Pigs and only five months after Kennedy became president.
It did not go well for the new president, as Allan Brinkley wrote in 2013:  
His first year was a disaster, as he himself acknowledged. The Bay of Pigs invasion of Communist Cuba was only the first in a series of failed efforts to undo Fidel Castro’s regime. 
His 1961 summit meeting in Vienna with the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was a humiliating experience. 
Most of his legislative proposals died on Capitol Hill. 
Without any doubt, the Soviet leader saw the U.S. president as weak and inexperienced. He may have even concluded that putting missiles in Cuba was worth the gamble.    
President Trump has a huge advantage over President Kennedy:
1) His first year was not a disaster, at home or abroad. The U.S. economy is doing well and our enemies respect him; and,
2) President Trump will not be pushed around, as friend and foe are learning daily.
What’s the lesson? Project strength and your enemies will respect you.
God only knows what will happen, but don’t expect Putin to walk away thinking that he can push Trump around.
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Hard to believe that TV ratings were down for The World Cup.............

To be honest, I did not follow the games but these numbers are still a bit surprising:   "TV Ratings: World Cup Final Drops 15 Percent From 2014, Posts Fox Best..."    

Frankly, the time difference was probably a factor.   Many people are at church on Sunday morning at 10 am, specially in the Eastern and Central time zones.

Overall, I thought that the camera work was good, specially the replays and analysis.   

Also, the absence of a Latin American team probably hurt Telemundo.

We will wait for more clarification but these numbers are surprising.

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Face of the Democrat Party? We hope so!

They say that this is the future of the Democrat Party and I hope that they are right:  "Cortez Trashes Israel, Calls Them “Occupiers” of Palestine....."

This young woman is an embarrassment and further evidence that these left wing Democrats are driving the party over the cliff.     

Wonder how many Democrats in competitive elections will ask for her support?   Not many is my good guess!

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The 41-56 Rangers at the All Star Break

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The season in one sentence:  The 41-56 Rangers drop 2 of 3 to the 28-69 Orioles.

On Saturday, the Rangers lost 1-0.   On Sunday, they took a 4-0 lead and lost 6-5.

The only good thing that came out of this awful trip to Baltimore is that All Star Shin-Soo Choo extended his "on base" streak to 51 games.

We will get a little break from baseball until the season resumes on Thursday against Cleveland.   

My guess is that changes are coming by the end of the month or the trading deadline.  I don't know who will go but change is coming.

It's hard to believe that this team won the AL West in 2015 and 2016.  

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