Sunday, October 27, 2019

Big military operation and a divided nation on impeachment plus Mexico

Big military operation and a divided nation on impeachment plus other stories 10/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

The military operation that killed the ISIS leader.....Impeachment is rather partisan and dividing the nation along party lines: 49-49 in a recent NBC poll......It is now a criminal investigation and what does that mean?.....Senator Graham has 50 GOP Senators backing a resolution........Confusion in Mexico.......Grenada 1983..........Biden back on top in one poll and second in another...........and more stories......

A party line impeachment is bad for future presidents

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Americans are evenly divided on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Forty-nine percent think he should be impeached and removed from office and 49 percent are against it, according to results from a new NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.
Voters are sharply divided along party lines. Nine in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are against impeachment and 89 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaners are in favor of impeachment. Independents who don’t lean toward either party are more split with a 53 percent majority saying Trump should be impeached and 44 percent saying he should not.
Impeach for what?  I guess we will learn that later.
This is exactly the wrong way to do impeachment and a clear threat to any future President with a House in hands of the party.
The Democrats are setting a terrible standard here.  At least, President Clinton had committed perjury and lost his law license as a result.
What do we have in today’s impeachment climate?  We have no specific crime, but rather a bunch of people who’ve never gotten over the 2016 election.
It is a terrible precedent for any future president.
Yes, I understand that it just takes a “simple majority,” but it should be more complicated than that to pursue impeachment.
Shouldn’t we have “high crimes and misdemeanors” to stand on?  Or is it old-fashioned to say stuff like that?
Shame on Democrats and their hysterical hatred of Trump and the 63 million who voted for him.
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We remember Ralph Kiner (1922-2014)

We remember Ralph Kiner, who was selected to The Hall of Fame in 1975.  

Kiner broke with the Pirates in 1946 and led the NL with 23 HR.   He won 6 more HR titles from 1947 to 1952.     

He retired with 369 HR, 1,015 RBI and a .398 OBP in 1,472 games.  

Kiner died in 2014.   He was also the radio voice of the Mets from 1962 to 2000.

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2016: Bob Dylan and Nobel Prize

Bob Dylan was presented the Nobel Prize in Literature on this day in 2016..  

Who would have believed that when he came on the scene singing "Blowing in the wind"? 

Dylan was really a great lyricist and many of his songs are just as fresh as ever.   He is indeed one of the greatest songwriters of the last 60 years.

Scott Johnson captured it this way:   

"He somehow absorbed the folk, rock, country and blues traditions as a precocious young man growing up in Hibbing, Minnesota, and then recapitulated them in his own voice many times over while adding a twist of modernist poetry to the mix."
I can't pick one Dylan song.  However, there is no doubt that Joan Baez and Peter, Paul & Mary are the best at interpreting Dylan songs.   The Byrds are good too!

Many years ago, Joan Baez released "Any Day Now", a must album for anyone who loves Dylan songs.

"Sad eyed of the lowlands" is very long but wonderful.  It's more like a long poem rather than a pop song.

"Song facts" quotes Dylan saying that this was one of his best songs.   I agree for sure about this being one of Dylan's best songs.

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