Sunday, April 19, 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 04/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.....President Trump passes the ball to the governors....Virus death totals US vs world......Michigan protests....Local media job losses....Biden vs Kavanaugh.....Biden 2020 and talk of a VP...and other stories....
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We remember John Hancock

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Check out The Declaration of Independence. What's with that big signature from John Hancock? 

According to history:
"The signature of John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence is the most flamboyant and easily recognizable of all. It is perhaps no surprise that the story of his part in the revolution is equally engaging. Few figures were more well known or more popular than John Hancock.
On signing the Declaration he commented, "The British ministry can read that name without spectacles; let them double their reward." 
Well done, John Hancock.   You are one of my heroes:

Lucy & Ricky: Your marriage counseling video!

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This is a little marriage counseling from TV's most famous married couple.

All of us can use marital advice.....can't we?

We don't know why Lucy got so mad at Ricky but this video is hilarious:

2002: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" released in the US

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We remember that my "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" was released on this day in 2002.    

It turned out to be a very popular movie.

The film had $5 million budget but ended up generating $240 million, or a rather good investment to say the least.

It was hilarious, specially the bride's family:

Bay of Pigs 1961 and we remember our parents

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Another anniversary of the April 1961 Bay of Pigs story and more reasons to remember our parents.   
Our father passed away a few years so I can only remember all of those wonderful conversations we had about Cuba.  I did call my mother and said hello.  She is 90, sharp “como un cuchillo” and looking forward to 91 in May. 
From the very beginning, the US has been a nation of immigrants.  In other words, we are one big “melting pot” of people who came here, settled into their new culture and built this land. 
We remember the Bay of Pigs every year because of our parents.  Some of them served in the Brigade.  Others, like in the case of my father’s cousin, were arrested around the time of the invasion and sent to Isla de Pinos. 
Our experience is unique because our parents never planned to come to the US.  Most of them were happy in Cuba and never entertained the thought of leaving their homeland and pursuing a better life. 
Nevertheless, our parents left Cuba to give their kids a chance to grow up in a free country.  As I’ve said before, our parents saw communism “eye to eye” and concluded that their kids deserved something better. 
Most of us have been here months, years and some like me arrived here in 1964.  
We’ve grown up in the US and Americanized ourselves like previous immigrants.   We feel pride on July 4th and pain on Memorial Day.  We eat hot dogs on Labor Day and get together on Thanksgiving. 
Yet, we remember Cuba because that’s something that our parents always loved talking about. 
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1775: The American revolution begins

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Here is a little history lesson from 1775:
"At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town's common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment's hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. 
Suddenly, the "shot heard around the world" was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud of musket smoke soon covered the green. 
When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the American Revolutionhad begun."   
A year later, they met in Philadelphia and signed the Declaration of Independence.
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