Sunday, January 05, 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 01/05 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda..... ..we will look at the national security implications of the attack vs Iran.....the Democrat response is hard to understand.....what's next with impeachment?........Sanders raising a lot of money but a brokered convention is very possible..... and other stories.................
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Cartel violence flaring up near Texas-Mexico border

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It’s not surprising to see this in the news:
The United States consulate in Mexico’s border city of Nuevo Laredo issued a security alert on Wednesday, warning against gun battles and urging government employees to take precautions.Gun battles have killed at least three people this week in the northern city bordering the Texas city of Laredo, media have said.  It [is] one of the Mexican cities where the U.S. government has sent asylum seekers to wait as their cases are decided.“The consulate has received reports of multiple gunfights throughout the city of Nuevo Laredo,” it said in a Twitter post.  “U.S. government personnel are advised to shelter in place.”On Twitter, users purportedly from Laredo reported hearing gunfire ringing out from the neighboring Mexican city.
Not surprising at all to hear this.
First, these cartel fights happen often.  It’s generally cartel versus cartel, but innocent people are vulnerable when bullets go astray, as we’ve seen in Chicago neighborhoods.
Second, this is happening in the context of the recent massacre of women and children not far from the border.
Keep an eye on diplomatic personnel south of the border.
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We remember Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963).

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We remember Rogers Hornsby (1896-1963).       He was born in Winters, Texas and broke with the Cardinals in 1915.    He died in 1963.

Hornsby was one of the greatest hitters in major league history:   .358 career batting average, .434 on base pct, 301 HR, 1,584 RBI, and 2,930 hits in 2,259 games.

He is second to Ty Cobb on career batting average, .358 to Cobb's .367!

Hornsby won 3 triple crowns and hit over .400 three times, including .424 in 1924.    No one has come close to that except for Williams (,406) in 1941.   

He is also the only player to hit 40 HR and hit .400 in the same season:  .401, 42 HR & 152 RBI in 1922.      He almost did it again in 1925:  .403, 39 HR & 143 RBI.

Great career.   Great player:

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