Sunday, August 26, 2018

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

Guest:  Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda......RIP Senator McCain......A rough week for President Trump but will it change anything politically?.........The Democrats and the murder of a young woman by an illegal immigrant........North Korea.....Trump Derangement Syndrome and the sale of a home....Arrests in North Carolina over vandalism......Communist China influence in the US......Murders in London...........Dodgers vs Reds in first TV game 1939........and other stories........

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Sunday's video: Senator John McCain 1936-2018

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Sunday's video:  
Senator John McCain 1936-2018

New derangement syndrome, same as the old derangement syndrome

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Over the last day or so, I came across some stories from November 2007, or maybe the height of what we used to call Bush Derangement Syndrome.
It did not take long to realize that I’ve seen this movie before!
Remember the “bridge girls” who told us they didn’t vote for Bush?  The ladies were apparently speaking to the world and saying we “feel your pain” and understand your dislike for our president.
How did that turn out?  Well, Gitmo never closed, and President Obama lost 1,000 seats from coast to coast!
Remember the Dixie Chicks and all the marches and insults?
Back then, Dennis Prager summarized it beautifully this way:
Every day I see at least one car, usually more than one, sporting a bumper sticker that reads, “Buck Fush.”
Apparently, some of our fellow Americans on the left find this message to be profound and witty.
But it is not these individuals’ presence or absence of wit or profundity that interests me here – both are so obviously absent, no comments are necessary. 
It’s their contempt for society and their narcissism that demand commentary.
We will survive this nonsense known as Trump Derangement Syndrome just as we laugh now at “Buck Fush.”
Nevertheless, it speaks volumes about the immaturity of the left.  They’d rather say “F-U” than explain how they are going to pay for Medicare for All.
Or they support taxi-drivers but get around on Uber!
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November 2007: "NATIONAL REVIEW" endorsed Gov. Romney

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A post from November 2007:

This is a big one. 

Today, NATIONAL REVIEW, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president in 2008:
"Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate.

In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.Unlike some other candidates in the race, Romney is a full-spectrum conservative: a supporter of free-market economics and limited government, moral causes such as the right to life and the preservation of marriage, and a foreign policy based on the national interest.While he has not talked much about the importance of resisting ethnic balkanization — none of the major candidates has — he supports enforcing the immigration laws and opposes amnesty. Those are important steps in the right direction."
You won't find a more conservative magazine than NATIONAL REVIEW. This is a big one for Gov. Romney. It follows on his excellent speech at Texas A&M and a professional performance at the Univision debate.

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The primaries and the 2018 mid-term elections with Barry Casselman

The Cruz-O'Rourke contest in Texas plus DACA with George Rodriguez

Phil Rizzuto and some of the others we lost in 2007

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In 2007, we lost our share of heroes and good people.

Let me start with Phil Rizzuto, the great Yankee shortstop who played with Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. He was one of 12 Yankees who played in 5 consecutive World Series titles, 1949-53. I never saw Rizzuto play but he was great on the field and later as TV announcer. For my dad's generation, he was a great star on the field. For my generation, he was a great TV announcer.

We lost E. Howard Hunt, who was one of the players in the Watergate drama;

Thomas F. Eagleton, who was selected and deselected for VP by Democrat nominee Sen. McGovern in 1972. In the end, Eagleton got a bum rap but life is not fair;

Bowie Kuhn, who led major league baseball during the chaotic early days of free agency. Unfortunately, free agency and the baseball union have killed the role of the commissioner;

Eddie Robinson, great coach and inspiration for a lot of young people;

Boris N. Yeltsin, the man who had the guts to get on top of a tank and challenge the Kremlin. He wasn't perfect but he had courage;

David Halberstam, great political author and baseball fan. I love 1964 a book about the end of the "Mantle-Berra-Ford" Yankee dynasty. He also wrote The summer of 1949, another book about the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry;

Clete Boyer, the least known player in the great Yankee teams of the early 1960's. His brother, Ken, was the 1964 NL MVP.

Ruth Bell Graham, the wonderful Mrs. Graham. She played a vital role in Billy Graham's ministry;

Lady Bird Johnson, a wonderful First Lady;

Bill Walsh, great 49ers coach and one of the nicest guys in NFL history. He clearly ranks with Lombardi, Landry and some of the other great coaches;

Michael Deaver, the great strategist. He was one of Pres. Reagan's best advisers;

Luciano Pavarotti, the great tenor. What else can you say?

Paul W. Tibbets Jr., military pilot. This is the man who flew the B-29 that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima;

Henry J. Hyde, one of my all-time favorite Republicans!

Hank Bauer, another Yankee from the Casey Stengel teams that won so many pennants in the 1950s. In 1966, he managed the young Orioles to a shocking sweep of the veteran Dodgers in the World Series.

Time passes and good people move on. We will miss most of them. 

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The TV and major league baseball games

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We take baseball on TV for granted these days.  In fact, I watch more games on TV than at the ball park.  

So when did "baseball on TV" start?  The answer is 1939:
"Red Barber, the long-time radio voice of the Dodgers, also called the game for the broadcast. In the first game, Reds ace pitcher Bucky Walters flummoxed the Dodgers, holding them to just two hits in a 5-2 win. The Dodgers got their revenge in the second game with a 6-1 victory. In that second game, Dodger pitcher Hugh Casey snagged his ninth win with help from first baseman Dolf Camilli, who hit a two-run game-winning home run, his 22nd of the year, in the second inning. 
The game was broadcast from New York City’s Empire State Building, completed just eight years earlier, and could be seen in homes up to 50 miles away."
And that was the first televised game!

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