Saturday, October 31, 2020

A bad presidency for everything anonymous

For three years, maybe closer to four, we've read stories based on "anonymous" sources or my favorite "people familiar with the situation."  The net result was a bunch of anti-Trump stories that turned out to be false.  

The latest example may have topped them all.  In other words, a guy pretending to to be familiar with the inner working of the Trump White House wrote a story under the pen name of, you guessed it. "anonymous".

It turned out to be a travesty, as the Washington Examiner editorial pointed out:    

Now that we know that Miles Taylor was the “Anonymous” resistance figure who boasted in a New York Times op-ed that he was working from within the administration to stymie President Trump's agenda, we can dispense with the parlor game of trying to reveal the official’s identity.

The fact that the person whom the New York Times identified as a “senior official” was granted anonymity in itself was an extraordinary breach of standard journalistic practice regarding the use of anonymous sources.   

At the time the oped was published, CNN’s Chris Cillizza assured readers, “That the decision was made to publish it should tell you that this isn't some disgruntled mid-to-upper manager buried in the bureaucracy. This is a genuine high-ranking official. A name most people who follow politics -- and maybe some who don't -- would recognize. The Times simply wouldn't do what it did for anything short of a major figure in Trump world.”

Well, talk about a letdown.  The high-ranking official turned out to be a bureaucrat with little if any proximity to anything called the Trump White House.

Memo to the wise:  Don't trust anything with "Anonymous" in the content.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

The elections next week with Barry Casselman (The Prairie Editor)

The elections next week with Barry Casselman (The Prairie Editor) 10/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor.............We will look at the election.......
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Friday’s video: Just vote and forget the polls


It's time to give Jack Dorsey a haircut and a shave

Watching a bit of Jack Dorsey's appearance before the U.S. Senate left me with a couple of conclusions:

First, Hollywood should contact Mr. Dorsey to play the role of Robinson Crusoe in their next film.  Doesn't billionaire Jack Dorsey have $20 to get a haircut or shave before going public?  At least Robinson Crusoe had been on an island for years.   

Second, I am now more convinced than ever that Twitter and Facebook are in the tank for the Democrats.  They are doing their part to defeat President Trump.

I agree with the New York Post:    

For all their talk of “neutral platforms,” the Big Shots at Big Tech -- Twitter, Facebook and Google -- are running a protection racket. They figure they can dictate what Americans get to see and read, and what other media companies must do to reach the public via those platforms.

It’s a clear threat to a healthy democracy -- and Congress has noticed. On Wednesday, the Senate launched a hearing to investigate “Big Tech’s bad behavior.”

Well, the New York Post understands that bad behavior, don't they?

About ten years ago, I welcomed Facebook and Twitter because it gave people like me an alternative to "Letters to the editor" or calling talk radio.  It gave me a chance to reach like-minded people all over the world.

On one hand, social media has given all of us that opportunity.  Regrettably, the people running these companies have decided to put their bias in display and restrict what you and I can read.

It's time to return Twitter and Facebook to what they are supposed to be, a forum where people can post or delete what they don't want to read.   If not, then blow them up by taking away whatever legal protection they have.

Twitter and Facebook are now a threat to our democracy. 

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

GDP numbers plus social media censorship

GDP numbers plus social media censorship 10/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The new GDP numbers are great...The Twitter & Facebook story...Early voting mixed results..
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Nobody got angry when Obama said the same thing

It's getting hard to be a teacher in our public school system, especially when you repeat what Obama once said.  Take a look at this story from Minnesota:   

Charles Glotta, a basketball, tennis and track coach in Fort Zumwalt’s school district, tweeted on October 3, in response to another tweet, “Never should have allowed gay marriage to start with. Marriage is between man and woman, plain and simple,” according to a screenshot of the since-deleted tweet.

Glotta was responding to a tweet from actor Jeremy Leroux criticizing the Republican Party for its position on gay marriage.   

As I understand, the teacher responded with an apology.  Apologize for what?  Wonder how many people were actually insulted by what he wrote?

First of all, Teacher Glotta is entitled to an opinion about marriage.  We do have a First Amendment that allows us to opine on issues.  Have teachers now been written out of the Constitution?  Does that mean that teachers can not support Black Lives Matters either?

Most important of all, we are watching precisely what I feared back when the opinion was issued.  Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion denied state legislatures the opportunity to pass such laws.  It also made same-sex marriage a right, thus giving people like Team USA forward Sidney Leroux the high ground to push their agenda.

Going forward, we will see more and more parents "home school" or do whatever it takes to put their kids in private schools.  I heard the other day that our Catholic bishop in North Texas said that every desk is full for this term.  He added that more desks will be available next year as parents with kids in public schools call to ask about enrollment options.

So let the teacher speak his mind.  

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The 2020 election and Halloween with Leslie Eastman, Legal Insurrection

The 2020 election and Halloween with Leslie Eastman, Legal Insurrection 10/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Leslie Eastman, contributor to Legal Insurrection.......We will look at the 2020 election and Halloween........
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Wednesday’s video: Biden and more nonsense about the courts


Biden totally confused on court packing

Have you ever seen a man more confused than Joe Biden over answering the court packing question?

First, he was going to tell us after the election.

Then, he said that he'd put together a commission for recommendations.

And now, he is going to rotate the judges.   This is from the New York Post:    

Just hours before the expected Monday evening confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s third conservative nominee to the High Court, Biden was asked if he was open to term limits for justices.

“It’s a lifetime appointment, I’m not going to attempt to change that at all,” Biden said at a campaign stop in Chester, Penn.

But he added, “There is some literature among constitutional scholars about the possibility of going from one court to another court, not just always staying the whole time in the Supreme Court.”

So we are going to move justices from one court to another court?  

Maybe we will trade Justice Clarence Thomas to the 9th in California in exchange for a couple of judges and a judge to be named later?  Or maybe we will send justices down to the appellate courts to work on writing better opinions?

It's insane, to say the least.  The real scandal is that Biden is never challenged after all.  He makes the statement and then takes no questions!

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Early voting & the vote in Texas with George Rodriguez

Early voting & the vote in Texas with George Rodriguez 10/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative........early voting in Texas....Trump vs Biden in Texas.....and more to listen:

Tuesday’s video: Senator Collins showed zero political courage


Senator Susan Collins: No "profile in courage"

Two years ago, Senator Susan Collins delivered an amazing speech supporting now Justice Kavanaugh.  It was exactly what the country needed. 

On Monday, she voted against Judge Amy Barrett and missed the opportunity to deliver a real “profile in courage” speech.  

We understand that Senator Collins is fighting for her political life, as we see in this post by Fred Lucas:     
Her opponent, Maine’s Democratic Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, is challenging Collins for voting to confirm Justice Bret Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, backing Trump’s tax cuts and for voting against removing Trump from office in the Senate impeachment trial in February. 

Former President Barack Obama recently did an ad for Gideon, who leads Collins by 4.2% in the Real Clear Politics average of polls. The Cook Political Report ranks the race as a tossup.  
Maybe she will lose, in fact it looks likely.  I'm hoping that she returns to the US Senate because the lady is a great asset to the country.

Nevertheless, it's sad to hear her lousy reason to vote against Judge Barrett.  It would have been better, and perhaps more impressive to her constituents, if Senator Collins had voted for Judge Amy and gone back to the campaign with her head up high.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

I voted for President Trump plus a new Justice and other stories

I voted for President Trump plus a new Justice and other stories 10/26 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The Trump-Biden campaign and a week to go...My AT post about supporting President Trump 2020....The media and this election...Supreme Court vote and other stories......
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Yes, I voted for President Trump in Texas

A few days ago, I voted for President Trump here in Texas.  My vote was about President Trump's accomplishments.  It was an easy decision to make.   (I should add that I was not a Trump supporter in the 2016 primaries.  Nevertheless, he has persuaded me with his actions that he is the right man for the job)

Let me say that President Trump's judicial appointments is my favorite part of his record, from three Justices in the Supreme Court to hundreds in the lower courts.   We will call it The Trump Court and will be his greatest legacy.  If re-elected, The Trump court will be even more consequential.

On the economic front, we had a great economy in March.  I agree with the Las Vegas Review Journal:    

Credit Mr. Trump’s bold tax and regulatory reforms for helping unleash the nation’s entrepreneurial forces. 

And for all the chatter on the left about “economic inequality,” a Federal Reserve report published last week reveals that, under Mr. Trump, “families near the bottom of the income and wealth distributions generally continued to experience substantial gains” between 2016 and 2019. 

The economy under Mr. Trump also produced record low unemployment, particularly for African Americans and Hispanics. 

Expanding opportunity, not progressive prescriptions of wealth redistribution, remains the key to reducing inequality, and Mr. Trump has delivered in that regard.

Yes he has.  It's a wonderful economic record.

Unfortunately, we had to shut it down but the recovery has been steady.  There are still too many people out of work or businesses shut down but we are heading in the right direction.   

Who can take us back to the March 2020 economy?   My money is on President Trump.

On the foreign policy front, he is not loved in Cuba, Venezuela, and Iran, and Putin has a lot of sanctions to deal with.    He wiped out ISIS and just completed another Middle East agreement.   He pulled the U.S. out of the misguided Iran Nuclear Deal and the Paris Climate Accords.  NATO allies are finally paying up! As for China, it will be the greatest challenge of the second term.

Sadly, it's COVID that dominates our politics.  I don't think that anyone else would have done any better but 220,000 dead is a terrible burden.  

Last but not least, the other side is unacceptable.  I'm not scared by former VP Joe Biden but the crowd around him should worry the heck out of any freedom-loving American.  Add to this that Biden can't put in a whole day at the office and you have to seriously consider the possibility that Senator Harris is likely to be President Harris.

Biden's unwillingness to say "yes or no" on court packing and his ridiculous back and forth on fracking makes him, and the people around him, super dangerous.

So I voted for President Trump and I hope that you will too.

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Sunday, October 25, 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 10/25 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda..........President Trump and VP Biden debate # 2....campaign in full force....the Trump rallies are unbelievable.....Justice Amy Barrett a reality.......early voting explodes....another Middle East deal for President Trump.....and to listen:

Seattle's Democrat mayor: Human rights abuser? LGBTs says yes

Sadly, the once beautiful city of Seattle is now a national joke.  The mayor let thugs run the streets and "occupy" a section of the town.  As expected, people are suing city hall or just packing up their businesses and moving somewhere else.

Now the city's mayor faces more backlash, as we see in this report:

Seattle's LGBTQ Commission demanded Wednesday that the city's first openly lesbian mayor resign.

In a letter, the commission claimed Mayor Jenny Durkan's (D.) resignation is "necessary" to address the "human rights violations that have occurred in our city during her tenure."

The group, which is supposed to advise the mayor and other city officials on policies affecting the gay community, argued that Durkan failed to engage with it in discussions regarding police funding and homelessness.

Jenny Durkan the human rights violator?  Yes, the once darling of the LGBT movement is now a human rights abuser!

Frankly, I agree that Miss Durkan should resign.  She should go because she is a lousy mayor, a woman who put thousands of her citizens in danger by tolerating crime and riots.

Human rights abuses?  Yes — the rights of citizens who play by the rules and pay taxes who were largely ignored by this incompetent mayor named Jenny Durkan.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Trump finally got Biden to gaffe....

For months, the Biden campaign was based on not answering questions and keep the media at bay.  

Well, it ended at the debate when he finally had to say something beyond "Trump does not listen to science" or "I will be a president for all Americans."  He also did not hold up well, and Doug Schoen saw it too:   

He struggled to come up with coherent answers to pressing questions from Trump about controversial topics -- such as receiving funds from Russian sources -- other than to issue blanket denials and turning the accusation back onto Trump.

Further, Biden committed a number of gaffes throughout the night, including making a misplaced Hitler reference that confounded pundits across the aisle.

And he probably lost Pennsylvania with his confusing remarks about fracking.

In sports, as in campaigns, there are moments when the momentum changes, i.e. the stolen base that sets up the tying run, the interception that narrows the score!

The momentum changed for two reasons:

First, Biden could not explain anything, from legalizing 11 million people to making a transition to renewable energy; and,

Second, President Trump focused on his successful record and explained it better than ever.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

The Trump-Biden debate and news from Chile plus Beirut 1983

The Trump-Biden debate and news from Chile plus Beirut 1983 10/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The Trump-Biden debate.....Good night for Trump because Biden was finally forced to discuss issues........Chile and the left burning churches...Rangers won the AL pennant 2010.....Beirut 1983......
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The left is alive and burning in Chile, too

What do Santiago, Chile and Portland, Oregon have in common?  They didn't have anything in common a long time until the radical left and the anarchists started burning everything that they could away with.

Does this sound familiar?  Check this from PanAm post:   
The Communist Party of Chile and its associates have sown among young people the idea that the state has the power to not only govern morality but that it can and should govern and deliver even goods and services.
To be fair, they are not burning churches in Portland.  However, they did go after statues of saints in other cities.  
So what's going on?
We are watching an international movement to destroy the West.  They are not flying airplanes into our buildings anymore, or at least not for a while.  Instead, they have poisoned the young people in universities with ideas that the U.S. is inherently racist and that capitalism only benefits white men.
Sadly, they've succeeded far beyond expectations.  This is what we are seeing in Santiago, Chile, or the most prosperous country in Latin America.
How do we stop it?  It won't be easy because the anarcho-communist radical left are willing to kill you if they can.  The first step is to reelect President Trump and send a message that Americans are fed up with these criminals.
I'm optimistic but also lighting a few candles to my favorite saints.
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We remember Johnny Carson (1925-2005)

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Johnny Carson was born in Nebraska on this day in 1925.    He took over The Tonight Show in the early 1960’s and became an entertainment “fix” for many of us.
My favorite two scenes were Carnac and those exotic animals on the set.  It was great to see Carson’s face when he was holding the little animal.
Carson left a lot of memories, specially watching my father struggle with the punch lines!   
You can get those old shows on DVD.
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Senate Democrats and confirmation plus "60 minutes" & Missile Crisis 1962

Senate Democrats and confirmation plus "60 minutes" & Missile Crisis 1962 10/22 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The Senate Democrats miss the Judiciary vote for Judge Amy.......Trump goes Facebook on his 60 Minutes interview.....The media is not asking Biden-Harris questions.......The Missile Crisis 1962....Happy # 47 Ichiro...and other to listen:

Thursday’s video: No Dems at Judge Amy’s hearing


Jonathan, why did you wait so long to say it?

Former VP Joe Biden has been the de facto nominee since the spring.  Senator Kamala Harris was selected in August.  For months, Biden and  Harris have been avoiding the press. Suddenly, Jonathan Karl of ABC has had enough:  

At a fundraiser tonight, @KamalaHarris played trivia and answered questions from the cast of The Avengers,” Karl tweeted. “And with that, the Democratic VP nominee has now taken more questions from cast of The Avengers than from the traveling press covering her campaign.” 

Poor Jonathan.  Like the 15-year-old sophomore boy who does not get respect from the 18-year-old senior girl, Jonathan feels slighted. 

Why would she take Jonathan's questions anyway?   The Biden-Harris knows that the reporters are in the tank for them.  They are counting on people like Jonathan Karl to ask President Trump hostile questions and then turn around and ask Biden about his ice cream choices.

It will be like this until the election unless the moderator in the next debate, and people like Jonathan, start getting as hostile with the Biden-Harris ticket as they do with Trump-Pence.

Don't blame Senator Harris.  Jonathan Karl and the media did this to themselves.  

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Happy # 47 Ichiro Suzuki

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We say happy birthday to Ichiro who was born in Japan on this day in 1973.

It seems like only yesterday that Ichiro Suzuki broke with Seattle in 2001.      We got to see a lot of Ichiro because the Rangers and Mariners are in the AL West, i.e. play each other 18 times every year.

Since getting 242 hits and hitting .350 in his rookie season, Ichiro was a hitting machine: 3,089 hits and a .311 career average.

So happy birthday to the one and only Ichiro.  He was truly amazing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Biden-Harris not talking to reporters & the next debate & Celia Cruz (1925-2003)

Biden-Harris not talking to reporters & the next debate & Celia Cruz (1925-2003) 10/21 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

ABC complains that Senator Harris does not answer questions.....Facebook & Twitter have created more not less interest in the Hunter Biden story........Celia Cruz (1925-2003)......Game 6 World Series 1975.....
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Wednesday’s video: Facebook & Twitter made the Hunter Biden story


Twitter and Facebook got more people talking about Hunter Biden

Did Facebook or Twitter plan to kill the Hunter Biden story?  Maybe so, but they've accomplished the exact opposite.  In other words, more and more people are talking about it and wondering why it was censored in the first place.

This is from Emily Zanotti:   

Twitter’s crackdown on a controversial New York Post story that “purported to show new emails from Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, about his business dealings while Joe Biden was the vice president in the Obama administration,” “nearly doubled” the story’s visibility and triggered the so-called “Streisand Effect,” amplifying the Post’s claims, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a high-profile media intelligence firm.

“When Twitter banned, and then unbanned, links to a questionably sourced New York Post article about Joe Biden’s son Hunter, its stated intention was to prevent people from spreading harmful false material as America heads into the final stretch of the election campaign,” MIT’s Technology Review reported Monday. “But thanks to the cycle of misinformation—and claims from conservatives that social-media platforms are deliberately censoring their views—Twitter managed to do the opposite of what it intended.”

So it blew up in their faces?  Yes it did, and big time.

Facebook and Twitter underestimated the intelligence of voters.  

First, it caught our attention that they banned the New York Post story.  Why?  Because we remember all of those unconfirmed stories about President Trump.  Not one of them was "paused" for further details.

Second, there are alternatives to Facebook and Twitter.  

A week later and Hunter Biden is a huge topic.  Wonder if that would have happened if Facebook and Twitter had not intervened?  I don't think so!

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Memories of the old Yankee Stadium!

The Yankees are back in the post season and it's time to remember that baseball cathedral called Yankee Stadium.

Yes, the Yankees were usually the team that I was rooting against.

Nevertheless, I love the Yankee tradition, history and those 20-something World Series championships.

I love "Pride of the Yankees", the great movie about Lou Gehrig. I watch it every time.

I love Billy Crystal's "61", the wonderful movie about Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.

The Yankees are 27-11 in 38 World Series! They are the most successful professional sports franchise in the US. What else can you say?

In 1972, my dad, mom, brother, sister and I took a trip to New York.
We went to Yankee Stadium to catch a Saturday afternoon game between Baltimore and NY.

I remember staring at the field before the game. Truthfully, I was overwhelmed.

I kept looking to the Yankee dugout to see if Maris, Mantle, Whitey Ford, Berra or DiMaggio were in the park.

During my Baltimore days, the Orioles, Yankees and Red Sox were usually playing in a pennant race. It was some of the greatest baseball ever. 

Over and over, Baltimore, Boston and New York decided the AL East in the last weekend of the season. Again, it was great baseball and Yankee Stadium was in the middle of it all!

More recently, the Rangers and Yankees played 3 great post-season series in 1996, 1998 and 1999.    

New York won all 3 but it was great baseball.      The Rangers finally got their revenge in 2010 when they beat New York to advance to the first World Series.

Who can forget the back to back Boston-New York AL championship series of 2003 and 2004?

Who can forget Reggie Jackson's 3 home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 Series?

There are a ton of memories, specially watching all of those Yankee veterans in the pre-game ceremony.

Thank God for giving us Yankee Stadium and all of those baseball memories.

Best of all, thank God for Yankee Stadium after 9-11.

I will never forget game 3 and Pres. Bush's pre-game strike.
I stayed up late to watch New York win those extra inning games in game 4 and 5.

Who can forget Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill with their NYPD and NYFD caps?  It was a wonderful tribute to the policemen and firemen who died on 9-11!

The new Yankee Stadium will have its own story. How can the new stadium top all of those rings and so many memorable moments? It will be hard but the Yankees are the Yankees!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

No foreign policy at debate plus where is Mr Biden & they love Judge Amy

No foreign policy at debate plus where is Mr Biden & they love Judge Amy 10/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Why is the next debate avoiding foreign policy? Why is Mr. Biden hiding until Thursday?.......Facebook and Twitter censorship actually boosted the Hunter Biden story.......Judge Amy but packing the court is not and other to listen:

Tuesday’s video: Where is Joe Biden?


So Joe Biden goes under the radar for four days?

We have a debate on Thursday and one of the candidates is “cramming” for the exam, or something like that.   According to news reports, we are not going to see a lot of Joe Biden before he meets President Trump.    

So what’s going on? My guess is that they are preparing Biden so that he does not fumble the Hunter question.

According to Mary Kay Linge, the issue has started to hurt Biden:  

The IBD/TIPP national tracking poll, released Saturday, puts Biden at 50 percent in the head-to-head matchup, with Trump at 43 percent. The 7-point advantage is well outside the survey’s 3 percent margin of error.

But the poll of 1,009 likely voters saw Biden’s support slip by just over 2 percentage points since Monday — and found an increase of just under 1 percent for the incumbent. 

To be fair, polls always tighten up in late October. Also, people start paying more attention at this time.

But in this case, the slippage may be more than that.  The Biden campaign has avoided positions on major issues, from court packing to answering questions about his son’s financial activities.  It may be that the slippage in the polls is that voters are getting concerned that Biden has something to hide.

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Great baseball song: Willie Mickey and the Duke

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In the 1950s, New York was indeed the "Capital of baseball".   

The Yankees, Dodgers and Giants dominated the post season:   Yankees 1950-51-52-53, Giants 1954, Dodgers vs Yankees 1955-56 and the Yankees again in 1957-58.

This is a song about Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Duke Snyder!

Monday, October 19, 2020

Early voting heavy but what does it mean....with Tom Washington, GOP activist

Early voting heavy but what does it mean....with Tom Washington, GOP activist 10/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Tom Washington, GOP activist.....Early voting heavy but what does it mean?...
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Monday’s video: The moderator blues continue


Senator John James of Michigan?

We've been focusing so much on Senator Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Tom Tillis of North Carolina that we may be forgetting that John James has a shot at flipping the U.S. Senate seat in Michigan.

This is from Ed Kilgore:   

James was a Republican strategist’s dream candidate, especially in the Trump Era: a Black entrepreneur and Iraq veteran who didn’t run away from his party and managed to attract robust financial backing. So it wasn’t surprising that he launched a comeback campaign against Michigan’s other Democratic senator, Gary Peters, who was famous for being not very famous among his constituents. In a 2019 survey, over a third of Michigan voters said they’d never heard of their junior senator. And James was once again a fundraising machine, out-raising Peters early on in a year when most Democrats were piling up huge money advantages.

We hope that James wins the race.  Of course, it depends a lot on turnout and that's always hard to measure.  According to, Michigan is tilting to Trump but it's still in the margin of error.   In all fairness, other polls show Biden ahead so your guess is as good as mine.

We can say this: James would become an overnight sensation if he pulls this out.  He'd be in every conversation for VP in 2024.

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Sunday, October 18, 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 10/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......Biden vs Trump and more polls........Biden on ABC & Trump on NBC......Judge Amy moving forward......The Hunter Biden story & Facebook/Twitter.......and to listen:

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