Friday, July 10, 2020

The left vs Goya plus Mayor of New York vs police and DiMaggio # 50 in 1941

The left vs Goya plus Mayor of New York vs police and DiMaggio # 50 in 1941 07/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

And now the left goes after Goya Foods..What liberal is going to stop the cancel culture?..The school debate is on and I say yes to reopening soon...The Mayor of New York is painting images rather than supporting the police...Governor Hogan of Maryland vs Speaker Pelosi on Columbus statue...Joe DiMaggio # 50 in 1941..............and other stories......click to listen:


Friday’s video: Kids need to go back to school

LO needs Trump ‘mucho mucho’

Once a critic, Donald Trump praises visiting Mexico's López Obrador
As expected, the show was rather diplomatic and cordial.  It usually is when heads of state visit the White House.
My guess is that the “face to face” conversation was more blunt and frank.  In other words, President Andres Lopez-Obrador of Mexico really needs a strong U.S. economic recovery and lots of help on the border.  
Let’s start with Topic # 1 in Mexico, i.e. “el crimen” or the crime statistics.
No matter what source you rely on, crime in Mexico is out of control:   
A record high of nearly 35,000 people were murdered in Mexico in 2019, according to official data, as President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador struggled to rein in violent crime in his first year in office. 
A report released by the Secretariat of Public Security on Monday showed there were a total 34,582 murders last year, a 2.5 percent increase from 2018, when 33,743 victims were recorded.
It was the highest rate since 1997, the first year for which there is an official record.
The 2019 rate equals an average of 95 murders per day in Mexico, a country that has been plagued with violence since 2006, when the government deployed the military to wage the so-called war on drugs.
Crime or “inseguridad” is what everybody in Mexico is talking about.  It can impact anyone, as we saw recently with the assassination attempt on Mexico’s chief of police.    
As a Mexican friend told me on the phone, the police chief has more security than Trump and they almost got him!
The Mexico economy has stopped growing.   In fact, it could fall 9% in 2020.  Also, the economic decline began before the coronavirus.
Last but not least, Mexico is getting hit very hard by COVID.    How bad has Mexico been hit?  This is from Pulse News:   
Given the mounting contagion of coronavirus in Monterrey, Nuevo León Health Secretary Manuel de la O Cavazos announced on Tuesday, July 7, that the city is running out of space to store the dead.
I should add that Monterrey is the third largest city in the country and an industrial center.
So President Lopez-Obrador needs “el amigo” Trump a lot.  He needs help on the border to stop all of those guns and cash going south.  He needs foreign investment to rebuild his economy.  
On the other hand, President Trump has every incentive to help ailing Mexico.
We may be seeing the start of the most realistic U.S.-Mexico relationship in years.
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The famous "monkey trial" of 1925: Adam & Eve vs evolution!

The "monkey trial" began on this day in 1925.   
It started when John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, was accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.    

The trial consumed the country.    At the end, Adam & Eve won.  

Later, in 1968, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a similar Arkansas law on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment.  

It did give us a great movie, "Inherit the wind" from 1960.  

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Happy # 66....Andre "The Hawk" Dawson

We say happy birthday to Andre Dawson.      He was born in Miami on this day in 1954.

Dawson played for Montreal and then the Chicago Cubs where he was the 1987 MVP. 

Let’s say that he was one of the “toughest outs” in major league history:   438 Hrs, 1,591 RBI & a very strong .279 lifetime average. 
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