"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Friday, January 31, 2020
Democrats got nothing for impeachment and other stories
Friday’s video: What did Democrats gain from impeachment?
Trump makes lemonade out of Lemon’s stupid remarks
By Tuesday night, Lemon was receiving considerable backlash over the clip — prompting him to address the controversy on his show:Ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you — I don’t believe in belittling people, belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe. During an interview on Saturday night, one of my guests said something that made me laugh. And while in the moment, I found that joke humorous. And I didn’t catch everything that was said.“Just to make it perfectly clear,” he added. “I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people.”
Happy # 69 KC
We say Happy birthday to Harry Wayne Casey, a.k.a. as KC.
In the 1970's KC and The Sunshine Band were one of the biggest dance groups of the decade. They had many hits and "Keep it coming love" was my favorite:
Thursday, January 30, 2020
We chat with Leslie Eastman about Wuhan the Coronavirus & Senate Impeachment
Thursday’s video: The end is near to this impeachment madness...
The end is near to this impeachment madness.....
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Texas not ready for blue
Republicans won handily a closely watched special election Tuesday to keep hold of a suburban Houston district that President Donald Trump won easily four years ago, fending off a national blitz by Democrats in a Texas legislative race.The victory by Republican Gary Gates, who put more than $1.5 million of his own money into his run for state House District 28, is sure to bring a sigh of relief for the GOP in a race that was being tracked far beyond Texas. By the final weeks, the race had escalated into the first big special election of 2020.In final unofficial results, Gates polled 58% of the vote to 42% for Democrat Eliz Markowitz.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
We will review the numbers of the Texas special collection with George Rodriguez
Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative.......We will review the numbers of the Texas special collection....It was a big GOP win.........and other stories..........click to listen:
Wednesday’s video: The special election in Texas goes well for GOP
The special election in Texas goes well for the GOP...
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The NEA goes all in on abortion
The National Education Association approved a new “business item” expressing support for abortion access during its annual conference in Houston.“[T]he NEA will include an assertion of our defense of a person’s right to control their own body, especially for women, youth, and sexually marginalized people,” the resolution states. “The NEA vigorously opposes all attacks on the right to choose and stands on the fundamental right to abortion under Roe v. Wade.”The NEA is the largest teachers’ union in the U.S. with more than 3 million members. It collected nearly $400 million from American educators in 2018, according to federal labor filings. The union is also one of the most politically active in the country, spending $70 million on politics and lobbying in 2017 and 2018.Nearly all of the union’s political action committee spending went to Democrats during the midterm cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Dershowitz on Day 6 plus Bolton leak & Jose Marti 1853 plus Challenger 1986
Tuesday’s video: Professor Dershowitz was brilliant...
Tuesday’s video: Professor Dershowitz was brilliant....click to watch:... https://t.co/PRoO3Gabq3 via @YouTube— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) January 28, 2020
It’s official: No room for pro-life Democrats
A pro-life Democrat named Kristen Day asked Buttigieg whether he wanted the support of “people like me” during the forum moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace — and pressed the mayor over whether he would support a change in the Democrats’ platform to emphasize that it is a “big tent” party and welcomes pro-life members. He would not commit to such a move. “I’m not going to try to earn your vote by tricking you. I am pro-choice, and I believe that a woman ought to be able to make that decision,” Buttigieg said to applause from the rest of the audience. “The best I can offer is that if we can’t agree on where to draw the line, the next best thing we can do is agree on who should draw the line, and in my view, it’s the woman who’s faced with that decision in her own life.”
Happy # 70 Barbi Benton
Back in the 1970's, Barbi burst on the scene on Playboy magazine. Later, she became a regular on TV's hilarious "Hee Haw" and also recorded some country music albums.
As I understand, Barbi retired in the 1980's and became a full time mother.
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Monday, January 27, 2020
The week in review with Bill Katz the Editor of Urgent Agenda
Monday’s video: And now the President’s team speaks...
Are we seeing the end of Biden or more crazy polls?
Senator Bernie Sanders has opened up a lead in Iowa just over a week before the Democratic caucuses, consolidating support from liberals and benefiting from divisions among more moderate presidential candidates who are clustered behind him, according to a New York Times/Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Notre Dame the latest target of the reparations crowd
A forum Wednesday at the University of Notre Dame featured panelists who urged the university to pay reparations to blacks and Native Americans.Panelist Savanna Morgan, a senior at Notre Dame, said black and indigenous communities have a “right” to pursue reparations at Notre Dame. These reparations are “indeed monetary,” she said, adding they are “equally psychological and symbolic.”Morgan said one of the “appropriate remedies” for Notre Dame is “taking our $13.8 billion endowment out of this one mile radius and sharing this wealth with the people Notre Dame has historically robbed of their right to a safe and secure life.”“We must acknowledge how white institutions contribute to black disadvantage and commit to the appropriate remedies,” she said.
1975: "Pick up the pieces" by Average White Band was # 1 this week
There were great instrumentals in the 1970s, from Barry White "Love's theme" to Walter Murphy's "A fifth of Beethoven".
In 1975, The Average White Band gave us one of the best in "Pick up the pieces".
The Montreal Expos 1969-2004
Montreal has a rich baseball tradition, from Jackie Robinson to the great teams of the late 1970's.
The Expos gave us Tim Raines, Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Gary Walker, Vladimir Guerrero and lots of others.
Add a perfect game by Dennis Martinez in 1991.
Between 1979 and 1981, the Expos had great teams in the pre-wild card era.
In 1979 and 1980 they came in second in the NL East. In fact, they were in contention until the last series of the season.
In 1981, they lost the NLCS to the LA Dodgers.
All of those 3 teams, Pittsburgh in 1979, Philadelphia in 1980 and LA in 1981, went on to win the World Series!
In 1994, they had the best record in baseball before the strike killed the season and the Expos. They moved to Washington after the 2004 season.
MLB-TV ran a documentary recently on the story of the Expos. It was fun to catch up and enjoy some of those great uniforms and caps.
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Saturday, January 25, 2020
If you lose Susan…
Collins told Politico she was “stunned” by Nadler’s comments, and confirmed to the outlet that she wrote a note that made its way to Roberts after a tense back and forth between Nadler and White House Chief Counsel Pat Cipollone.“It reminded me that if we were in a normal debate in the Senate, that the rule would be invoked to strike the words of the senator for impugning another senator,” she told Politico. “So, I did write a note raising the issue of whether there’d been a violation of the rules.”Collins said she gave the note to the secretary for the majority, Laura Dove, and “shortly thereafter, the chief justice did admonish both sides. And I was glad that he did.”
1924: We remember the first winter Olympics
On this day in 1924, the first winter Olympics were held in France.
The countries present were France, Belgium, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Canada and the United States.
Remembering Ernie Harwell (1918-2010)
Harwell was born in Washington, Georgia, on this day in 1918. Along the way, he called a ton of baseball games.
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2013: "Pedro Pan Cubans" of California
We spoke with Arturo Bueno, Estela Bueno and Oscar Pichardo about Pedro Pans of California.
I was not a Pedro Pan but feel a kinship with each of those 14,000 children who left Cuba between 1960-62. We were kids and saw the communist tyranny eye to eye. We saw the repression and how our parents were mistreated by the communist regime.
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A word about Ernie Harwell!
Ernie Harwell was born on this day in Washington. Georgia, on this day in 1918. He died in 2010 at age 92.
You don't have to be a Detroit resident or Tigers' fan to love Ernie Harwell.
Before ESPN or Internet radio, we had to stay on top of pennant races by going to the backyard and listen to a radio signal far away.
In the late 70's, the Orioles, Red Sox and Yankees had some great pennant races.
I would often keep up with Boston or New York by catching their games against Detroit.
I fell in love with Ernie Harwell's style and that wonderful way that he described how a fan caught a foul ball. ("That ball was caught by a fan from Grand Rapids" or whatever.....it was really cool and quite a lesson on Michigan geography for the listener from another state!)
Ernie Harwell. We loved your work!
Friday, January 24, 2020
Impeachment day 4 and President Trump at The March for Life
Friday’s video: Bad week for impeachment managers
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Impeachment day # 3 and talk of witnesses plus is it Sanders or Biden & more
Thursday’s video: More witnesses?
Little Anthony -- transphobe
“What seemed to be the last straw for my column was my insistence that there are only two sexes and my frustration that to be inclusive of the transgendered (even that word isn’t allowed) we must lose our right to free speech.”
There’s just two kinds of people in the worldWhy can’t we fall in love?Just two kinds of people in the worldThey are a boy and girl
President Reagan and the lies of communism
A few days ago, I had a conversation with a college student who did not remember the US beating the USSR in the 1980 Winter Olympics. He could not relate to the story off the ice or what the world was like when that game was played. So I told the student to read a bit about President Reagan and get back to me for more conversation about communism..
Like many of his generation, President Ronald Reagan was a strong anti-communist. He understood the evil empire and knew that you have to negotiate from a position of strength rather than weakness. Over the Christmas holidays, I found this from the late President Reagan:
“How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin.
And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
In my life, I have found that this is true. Most people who favor communism in polls do not really understand what it means or have lived under it. They see it as some romantic idea based on false promises of equality and justice. On the other hand, we Cubans, along with others from who experienced communism directly, see it for what it is.
Communism was, and is, a great lie. We need to keep teaching that to the new generation.
Nice harp music with Joanna Mell
Nice harp music with Joanne Mell......
Operation Pedro Pan: 50-plus year later
We spoke about Operation Pedro Pan, the program that brought 14,000 children to the US between 1960-62.
Operation Pedro Pan was one of the great humanitarian moments of the 20th century.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Impeachment day # 2 plus Democrats vs Democrats and Roe v Wade 1973
Wednesday’s video: Impeachment day 2......
Did Nick Sandmann open the door?
Sandmann beat CNN (the other suits are pending), which settled and paid rather than risk a trial. Assuming credibility and self-respect are worth about zero, we now know that the price tag for the agenda journalism CNN practices is reportedly $25 million. That amount is probably half of what the network spends on botox for Anderson Cooper, but as Cooper’s aestheticians are prone to say, it’s a start.With a win in Sandmann’s pocket and as his cases against the other media outlets work their way through the courts, others also appear ready to challenge agenda journalism via the defamation laws.Ten more Covington students are now suing various media.Elsewhere, writer Peter Brimelow is suing the New York Times for labeling him an “open white nationalist.”Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Donald Trump, filed suit against Fox a month ago, claiming defamation.George Zimmerman, who killed Trayvon Martin, filed a defamation suit against HarperCollins, the Martin family lawyer’s publisher.Trump critic and Harvard prof Lawrence Lessig is suing the New York Times, accusing them of publishing “false and defamatory” information about him.Representative Devin Nunes sued CNN last month, claiming the network defamed him with false reports that he traveled to Vienna to meet with the Ukrainian prosecutor Joe Biden helped oust in 2016.
"Rachel's Vineyard" is a wonderful resource
Dr. Burke has also written articles and a book about abortion: Forbidden Grief: The Unspoken Pain of Abortion.
The organization is also supported by Fr. Frank Pavone, Pastoral Director, Rachel's Vineyard and National Director, Priests for Life.
Please start and check out the website!
Second, share the website with anyone who is considering an abortion or dealing with the trauma of post-abortion. Lately, I have been reading more and more about the emotional and physical consequences of abortion.
Abortion is not a choice. It is a bad and unnecessary choice.
Last but not least, this website reminds us that abortion is the taking of a human life. We should remember this point as we “celebrate” another awful anniversary of "Roe v Wade".
1973: Foreman beat Frazier in 4 minutes 35 seconds
On this day in 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, 24-year-old George Foreman pulled a stunning upset.
He defeated reigning champion Joe Frazier in 4 minutes and 35 seconds to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
Foreman was the 1968 Olympic gold medalist and and Frazier the 1964 Olympic winner.
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