Friday, January 31, 2020

Democrats got nothing for impeachment and other stories

Democrats got nothing for impeachment and other stories 01/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Impeachment over and the Democrats have nothing to show for it.....Happy # 73 Nolan Ryan.....Jackie Robinson 1919-72........Ernie Banks 1931-2015.......other to listen:

Friday’s video: What did Democrats gain from impeachment?

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Friday’s video:
What did Democrats gain from impeachment?
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Trump makes lemonade out of Lemon’s stupid remarks

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On a scale of 1 to 10, let’s give Don Lemon a 1 on terrible ratings and a 10 on a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
As for ratings, they dropped again in December and no one seems to care.  
A few days ago, Lemon’s TDS was out in the open again.  He mocked President Trump and his voters.  He laughed when the guests called us ignorant and everything else in the book.
Why did he do it?  My guess is that he can’t control himself.  They can’t speak two words without attacking or mocking President Trump or his voters.  It’s mental!
Does Mr. Lemon understand that he is helping President Trump?  In fact, he is, as we see in this post from Katherine Timpf:   
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.”
That’s cute, Don, and also very dishonest!  Of course, he was laughing at the joke but the joke about the stupid people who voted for Trump.  
Like many of you, I get frustrated when we give people like Don Lemon so much attention.  He has very little influence and his guest list confirms it.  In other words, you are really struggling for seriousness when you invite guests known only to the host.  What serious conservative goes on that show?  Why waste your time?
As for CNN, I don’t know who is selling advertising over there but a network drawing little audience would be better served not going out of its way to mock 63 million Americans.
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Troy Shondell, "This time" and a classic one hit wonder

We remember Troy Shondell, one of the great "one hit wonders" of pop/rock.    

In 1961, he recorded "This time", an international million selle.    By the way, you can buy get a digital copy for your oldies collection.


"This time we're really breaking up
This time we said way too much
This time is for all time
How about this time
This time there'll be no good night kiss
This time is forever
This time I find that I'm
Really losing you
My heart is broken now
It really doesn't matter anyhow
Now that you're going away
I only live from day to day
This time there'll be no good night kiss
This time is forever
This time I find that I'm
Really losing you........"

Happy # 69 KC

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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:

A chat with Juanjo Casals

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Guest:  Juanjo Casal, musician and leader of Los Casals, a pop music band from Uruguay.............the band will celebrate its 15th anniversary this year......over the years, the band has performed a variety of music and enjoys great support from fans in Latin can see some of their performances in other stories........

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

We chat with Leslie Eastman about Wuhan the Coronavirus & Senate Impeachment

We chat with Leslie Eastman about Wuhan the Coronavirus & Senate Impeachment 01/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Leslie Eastman, contributor to Legal Insurrection....... We will be covering the Wuhan Coronavirus & Senate Impeachment Status.....see Leslie's update on both topics.....and other to listen:

Thursday’s video: The end is near to this impeachment madness...

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Thursday’s video:
The end is near to this impeachment madness.....
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Texas not ready for blue

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Over the last month, we’ve been hearing about a special election for the Texas House.  The opening was created when the GOP incumbent resigned.
We saw something very familiar to 2018, with Beto O’Rourke and Julian Castro openly campaigning for the Democrat.  Money was also flowing from everywhere to fund the Democrat opponent.
It seemed a lot like 2018 except the results.  In other words, the GOP won by 18 points.  
This is from the Houston Chronicle:   
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.
So what happened?
First of all, it is a GOP district, but it was targeted by Democrats like never before.  In this sense, the race was reminiscent of the Cruz-O’Rourke campaign, when the Democrats threw millions of dollars at the state.
Second, the GOP turnout was huge.    
To be fair, special elections tend to be blown out of proportion.  However, this one was heralded as the first election of 2020.  If so, President Trump’s prospects look pretty good.
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We remember Sandy Amoros (1930-1992)

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Edmundo (Isasi) Amoros was born in La Habana on this day in 1930. He died in Miami in 1992.
Sandy Amoros, as he was known in the majors, broke with the Dodgers in 1952. He was a part time outfielder, a platoon hitter facing primarily right handed pitchers. Amoros was also a late inning defensive replacement.
Amoros also played in the Cuban winter league.    I remember my father speaking about him.
His biggest moment was game 7 in the 1955 World Series.   Amoros made a running catch and then threw back to short stop Pee Wee Reese who then doubled off a Yankee runner at first base.  It killed the rally and preserved the eventual 2-0 shutout and the only Brooklyn Dodgers’ World Series victory.
It turned the Cuban outfielder into one of the biggest heroes in Brooklyn baseball history.
This is how they recall the play at The Society of Baseball Research:

On October 4, 1955, outfielder Edmundo Amorós helped “Next Year” arrive at last for the Brooklyn Dodgers. His racing catch off Yogi Berra near the left-field line at Yankee Stadium saved the Bums’ 2-0 lead in Game Seven of the World Series. Johnny Podres held on for the remaining three innings to bring Brooklyn its only title. The grab by Amorós still stands as one of the greatest in Series history, and it was the defining moment of the Cuban’s career.
Amoros played 7 years and retired with a .255 career batting and did hit 16 HR in 114 games in 1956.
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We remember Barbara Tuchman (1912-89)

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Barbara Tuchman was born in New York City on this day in 1912.    She died in 1989.

She wrote several books such as "The march of folly" that I read in the 1980's.     However, it was ''The Guns of August,'' a book about World War I, that made her famous.   It was about the background and events that led the world to war in 1914:

We remember Sandy Amoros (1930-1992)

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Edmundo (Isasi) Amoros was born in La Habana on this day in 1930. He died in Miami in 1992.

He was an extra outfielder in those great Brooklyn teams who played the New York Yankees in 6 World Series between 1947 and 1956.   The Yankees and Dodgers were the two best teams in baseball during that period. 

We remember Sandy Amoros for the  the big catch that saved Johnny Podres’ shutout in game 7 of the 1955 World Series.

It was the only World Series victory for the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

We will review the numbers of the Texas special collection with George Rodriguez

We will review the numbers of the Texas special collection with George Rodriguez 01/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative.......We will review the numbers of the Texas special collection....It was a big GOP win.........and other to listen:

Wednesday’s video: The special election in Texas goes well for GOP

 Wednesday’s video:
 The special election in Texas goes well for the GOP...
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The NEA goes all in on abortion

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What does supporting abortion rights have to do good schools or teachers?  The answer is nothing, except if you agree that the NEA is no more than a cash register for the Democrat Party.
The NEA announced this:  
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.
Again, this is a union interested in promoting the modern Democrat Party rather than the education of kids.  It opposes reforms, such as school choice, and supports reproductive rights, a fancy way of saying “abortion.”
Moral of the story:  The bureaucrats running our schools are committed left-wing activists.  Therefore, don’t be surprised if more families take their kids out of public schools and “home-school” them.
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We remember Thomas Paine

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We remember  Thomas Paine who was born in the UK on this day in 1737.

In 1774, Paine arrived in Philadelphia and soon came to support American independence.  

"Common sense" should be required reading in high school.   Every American kid should be introduced to Paine's ideas.

Happy # 79 Claudine Longet

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This is for the "times flies" archives.

It's hard to believe but Claudine Georgette Longet was born in Paris on this day in 1941.   

Back in the 1960's, Andy Williams had a very popular TV show in the US.   Like many of you, I tuned in to catch the pretty Claudine Longet and her lovely kids.    

She also had a singing career and may have been a model before marrying Andy Williams.

Well, I don't know what she is doing now but she was a nice lady:

"In the beginning, the land was stained
Parched by the sun, deserts, and plains
Then the creators of the land
Created rain

I was that barren, wasted land
I was too weak to stand
Then the creators of rain created you

High on a mountain, growing there
Land was plenty, trees were rare
Then the creators of rain
Created air

I was that mountain, growing there
My life was empty, nothing there
Then the creators of air created you

There would be no land, no seas
To plants, no trees, no life, or me, without you

Life had forgot the carrying of
Dreams that were lost to fade above
Then the creators of rain
Created love

I was that dream that life had made
To search hope had fade
Then the creators love created you
Created you (created you)
Created you (created you)
For me..........."

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dershowitz on Day 6 plus Bolton leak & Jose Marti 1853 plus Challenger 1986

Dershowitz on Day 6 plus Bolton leak & Jose Marti 1853 plus Challenger 1986 01/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Impeachment day # 6 and talk of a John Bolton book sets off debate about witnesses.....Professor Alan Dershowitz makes the case for elections rather than impeachment to settle political differences......Jose Marti 1853-95.....The Challenger 1986........Vietnam cease fire 1973.......other stories..........
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Tuesday’s video: Professor Dershowitz was brilliant...

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Tuesday’s video: 
Professor Dershowitz was brilliant....
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It’s official: No room for pro-life Democrats

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Over the weekend, Mayor Pete Buttigieg made it official or confirmed that the party has no room for pro-life Democrats. 
This is from Fox News:   
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.” 
Nice going, Pete.  Nice way of throwing a lot of Catholics and Hispanic women under the bus!
Mayor Pete’s answer speaks volumes about the intolerance on their side.  
At some point later this year, a Democrat nominee will have to appeal to a broader audience.  
Wonder if the pro-life Democrat who asked the question can be reached after she watches the Democrat convention push an abortion position that supports abortion on demand?
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Happy # 70 Barbi Benton

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We remember Barbi Benton.  She was born Barbara Lynn Klein in New York City on this day in 1950.

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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1959: The Packers hired Lombardi

We remember today that the Green Bay Packers hired Vince Lombardi as GM and coach:
"On January 28, 1959, the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) sign Vince Lombardi to a five-year contract as the team's coach and general manager."
Lombardi inherited a 1-10-1 team but he turned the organization around quickly.   

Green Bay won 3 NFL titles and the first 2 Super Bowls.   Without question, the Packers were the most successful team of the 1960's.  

As a result, the Super Bowl Trophy is named after Coach Lombardi.

Monday, January 27, 2020

The week in review with Bill Katz the Editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz the Editor of Urgent Agenda 01/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......Impeachment managers make their cases.......Nadler & Schiff upset GOP Senators.....Trial TV ratings are down........Sanders surging in recent polls.........and other to listen:

Monday’s video: And now the President’s team speaks...

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Monday’s video:
And now the President’s team speaks....
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Are we seeing the end of Biden or more crazy polls?

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In a few weeks, some pollsters are going to be right or wrong.  
According to new polls, Senator Bernie Sanders is surging in Iowa:     
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.
The poll has VP Biden at 17%.
More importantly, Sanders is leading in New Hampshire, the first primary.  Sanders is leading Biden by 29% to 17%.
Before we write off VP Biden, let’s just say that polls are polls and there will be a bunch more before voters actually vote.  In other words, a lot of establishment Democrats do not want Sanders as the nominee.
My sense is that these polls are correct.  Sanders’ ideology is where the party is.  On the other hand, VP Biden has been a terrible candidate all around.
What happens if Sanders wins Iowa and New Hampshire?  It means that Biden will have to win North Carolina or check out Jeb Bush’s withdrawal speech from 2016.
Again, a lot can change and probably will.  Yet, Sanders is where the action is, as Freddie Cannon used to sing.  
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Happy # 73 John Lowenstein

We say happy birthday to John Lowenstein who was born in Montana on this day in 1947.

John was one of the most popular players in the Orioles teams that played in the 1979 and 1983 World Series.   He was not a superstar, like Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer or Cal Ripken, but he was a huge factor in the Orioles' winning ways.

John came to Baltimore just before the 1979 season.   He platooned in left field with Gary Roenicke.   His numbers were great, specially in 1982 when he hit .320 with 24 HR and 66 RBI in 122 games.   In 1983, or the year that Baltimore won the World Series, John hit .291 with 15 HR.

In the post season, John hit .308 in 10 games.   He also hit the 3-run homer to beat the Angels in extra innings of game 1 of the 1979 ALCS.

He was a real fan favorite.   I hope that he's doing well.   Thanks for the memories!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Notre Dame the latest target of the reparations crowd

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Once upon a time, administrators ran schools, and students worked to graduate.  At least, that’s what my parents taught me.
Nowadays, it sure looks as though it’s the other way around, especially when students are calling on a university to pay reparations.
This is the latest P.C. show, and it is a show, from Notre Dame according to The College Fix:
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.
Remedies and sharing the wealth?
Maybe Miss Morgan should explain how the reparations will be divided and who gets them.  Second, she should explain why someone born in the 21st century should pay for something that happened in the 19th century and before.
Once upon a time, school administrators would shut down this nonsense and send the kids to bed.  Again, the kids are running the schools, and that’s not good for learning.
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1975: "Pick up the pieces" by Average White Band was # 1 this week

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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".

Happy # 59 Wayne Gretzky

We say happy # 59 to Wayne Gretzky, a.k.a. The Great One!   

In the late 1970's, it was Gretzky's success with the Oilers that got me interested in hockey.   

The Montreal Expos 1969-2004

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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…

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Congressman Jerry Nadler’s rant turned off a lot of people, including Senator Susan Collins.  
According to news reports, Senator Collins was so angry that she contacted Chief Justice Roberts:    
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.”
Nadler’s rant was totally over the top — exactly the kind of desperate remark that a fellow with a bad hand makes.
Three days of impeachment presentations have changed nothing.  Let’s hope that this whole case can be dismissed quickly so that housewives can have their soap operas back.
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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)

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In our last show, we looked back at the amazing career of Ernie Harwell, the Detroit Tigers' broadcaster who passed away May 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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