Thursday, February 06, 2020

Acquittal plus almost a tie in Iowa & President Reagan

Acquittal plus almost a tie in Iowa & President Reagan 02/06 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Acquittal and now what? More good news about US economy....Almost a tie in Iowa.....President Reagan 1911-2004.....Babe Ruth 1895-1948....other stories.....click to listen:


Thursday’s video: What happened to Senator Romney?

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Thursday’s video:
What happened to Senator Romney?
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Do the Democrats really want to nominate a communist?

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A few days ago, President Trump called Bernie Sanders a “communist.”  
Some of my friends said that the President was overreaching.  
Maybe so but it’s hard to argue with President Trump when we see what Sanders said in the past about Latin America.     
Check out the Washington Post:  
Another potential area of vulnerability concerns Sanders’s relationship with socialist governments in Latin America. 
In 1985, Sanders, as mayor of Burlington, traveled to Nicaragua to meet with then-President Daniel Ortega, the leader of the Sandinista movement, which was aligned with the Soviet-backed Cuban regime of Fidel Castro. The Sandinista government was accused of widespread human rights abuses. The Reagan administration supported the contras, who were also accused of widespread abuses.
According to a newly revealed document from the archive, when Burlington resident Edward Pike wrote to Sanders in November 1985 to complain about his support for the Ortega regime, 
Sanders responded by defending Ortega’s clampdown on human rights, blaming the United States for funding Ortega’s opposition and comparing Ortega’s actions to the U.S. government’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
In 1989, Sanders traveled to Cuba with his wife in hopes of meeting Castro, and came back defending elements of their communist system. 
He has remained consistent, opposing U.S. interventions in Latin America and defending socialist regimes in the region to this day.
How did someone like this even make it to the Democrat Party primaries?  Once upon a time, a man like Sanders would have been given the directions to the Socialist or Communist Party offices.
Well, I guess Sanders can kiss Florida goodbye in November. Too many Cubans and Venezuelans who know that Sanders is full of crap.
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We remember Smoky Burgess (1927-91)

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We remember Forrest Harrill Burgess who was born in Caroleen, North Carolina, on this day in 1927.       He died in 1991.

We know him as Smoky Burgess, a career .295 hitter in 1,691 games.     

He broke with the Cubs in 1949 and was traded to the Phillies in 1951.     Burgess hit  .316 in 327 games for the Phillies & made the NL All-Star team in 1954 and 1955.   He posted a .368 batting average in ‘54, but he did not have enough at-bats to qualify.    Later, he played with the Pirates and the 1960 World Series.

Burgess would have benefited from the DH rule.    Who knows how many more hits or even batting titles he would have won?


1920: Babe Ruth in Cuba

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We remember that Babe Ruth was born in Baltimore on this day in 1895.   Like other major leaguers, he visited Cuba.   

It was quite a story, as we see in this post.  

He was paid $2,000 per game and played 10 exhibition games:

On October 30, New York defeated Havana 4-3. Ruth hit a double and a triple in 3 at-bats.

October 31: New York won 3-0 against Almendares. Ruth had a triple.

November 3 : New York won 7-1 at Havana and Ruth struck out three times against Jose Acosta.

November 4 : New York defeated 10-0 to Almendares. Ruth had a hit and a double.

November 6 : The Cuban team trounced New York, 11-4. Ruth failed  to get a hit but pitched in relief.  The hero of the game was Cuban outfielder and future Hall of Famer Cristóbal Torriente, who hit a double and three homers!

Ruth came back in 1921 and loved visiting Cuba.
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