Thursday, January 23, 2020

Impeachment day # 3 and talk of witnesses plus is it Sanders or Biden & more

Impeachment day # 3 and talk of witnesses plus is it Sanders or Biden & more 01/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Impeachment day # 3 and talk of witnesses......Impeachment managers over the top with their presentations...........Mark Penn calls of Democrats to stop........Democrats ahead of Iowa.....Sanders the nominee?......other to listen:


Thursday’s video: More witnesses?

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Thursday’s video:
More witnesses?
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Little Anthony -- transphobe

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We learned that a Denver Post columnist was fired for saying that there are two genders, female and male.  He is Jon Caldara and argued this:
“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.”
Once upon a time, we thought that the world was made up of boys and girls.
No more!
Worse than that, don’t dare putting that on a column.  You will be branded insensitive and whatever other adjective is going around.
It raises a question.  Was Little Anthony an insensitive transphobe when he sang the words to one of pre-PC’s great love songs?
Back in the late 1950s, Little Anthony and The Imperials scored a bit hit on the radio with “Two kinds of people“:
There’s just two kinds of people in the world
Why can’t we fall in love?
Just two kinds of people in the world
They are a boy and girl
Two kinds of people in the world? Sorry Little Anthony — the Denver Post will now refer to your song as more of that 1950s male supremacist stuff that we have to run away from.
Honestly, don’t you miss the days when we could sing about boys and girls and no one got offended?
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President Reagan and the lies of communism

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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.”  

— Remarks in Arlington, Virginia, September 25, 1987

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.

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Nice harp music with Joanna Mell

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Operation Pedro Pan: 50-plus year later

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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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