Tuesday, August 04, 2020

A chat with Bruce Woodhull, author, about the violence in our cities

A chat with Bruce Woodhull, author, about the violence in our cities 08/04 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Bruce Woodhull author.....We will discuss the state of our cities and law enforcement and other stories....click to listen:


Tuesday’s video: It’s time for school choice



Sorry Karen — it didn’t work for Bernie either

Biden VP hopeful Karen Bass slammed over past praise for Fidel ...
We remember how praising Fidel Castro doomed the Bernie Sanders candidacy.   I’m sure you remember all of those videos of Sanders talking about Cuba and the socialist paradise.  It was enough to make many Democrats between the coasts worry about getting wiped out in November.
We may be watching how praising Fidel Castro is now destroying any chance of Karen Bass becoming Biden’s VP choice. In 2016, Bass praised Fidel Castro following his death, calling him “Comandante en Jefe.” 
Like Sanders, Bass is now discovering that Castro was a dictator.  She praised him before but now she’s doing “the Miami 2-step”.  
This is from her appearance with Chris Wallace:   
Bass told Fox host Chris Wallace that her perspective “developed over time” and that she now understood that the Castro government “was a brutal regime.” Bass said she spoke with colleagues from Florida who raised concerns about her comments and that she “would not do that again, for sure.”
“I absolutely would have not put that statement out,” she said.
How convenient!  What a timely conversion.
My guess is that Biden will skip Representative Bass because of Florida and her leftist past.  At the same time, he committed himself to a “woman of color” and most of them have a leftist past.
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We remember John Leslie Munro, a World War II hero

We are losing more and more men from what we correctly call the Greatest Generation, or the men and women who fought World War II.   We lost another this week in 2015.   His story is worth recalling:
"On the night of May 16, 1943, a squadron of bombers set out from Britainto conduct a series of strikes against heavily fortified dams in the Ruhr Valley of Germany, using bombs that bounced on the water before exploding. Of the 133 who started the mission, only 77 returned.     The last surviving pilot of those who came back was John Leslie Munro, who died on Tuesday at 96 in Auckland, New Zealand.   His death was met with tributes across the globe, including in Britain and in his native New Zealand, for his role in the daring “Dambusters” missionthat struck at the industrial heartland of the Nazi war effort and lifted Allied morale.  “Our New Zealand Bomber Command Association patron and well-known Dambuster pilot, Les Munro, passed away this morning following a spell in hospital with heart problems,” the New Zealand Bomber Command Association said on its Facebook page.  Mr. Munro, who was known as Les, was part of the Royal Air Force’s 617 squadron, tasked with destroying three dams with specially designed bombs shaped like cylinders that had to be dropped at a height of about 60 feet."
What a great story of bravery and courage.   We must remember heroes like Mr. Munro.

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Happy # 58 Roger Clemens

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We say happy birthday to Roger Clemens.    He was born in Dayton, Ohio on this day in 1962.  Later the family moved to Texas, as I understand.

Roger was a high school star in Houston and then won the national title with The University of Texas in 1983.   In fact, I remember watching Texas win the title on ESPN.  

His major league career was legendary, as Richard Baehr wrote in 2007:   
Some sportswriters have argued, prior to the release of the Mitchell report, that he was the best pitcher in baseball history. 
A career won lost record of 354-184 over 24 seasons, and a career ERA of 3.12, more than one earned run per nine innings below the League Average for the years he pitched of 4.46, make for a  pretty strong case for Clemens to be considered among the best ever.  
Clemens posted his career low ERA in 2005, 1.87, less than half the National League average at age 42.  His ERA was also below 3 in 2004 and 2006.   
On paper, Roger Clemens should be a Hall of Famer. Unfortunately, the allegations about steroids will haunt him for a while.    It may take a few years before writers take a second look at his career.  Or maybe they never will.

In the meantime, we are left with some incredible memories of watching Roger Clemens pitch against the Rangers in Arlington.    He was awesome, specially those years with Boston and the two seasons in Toronto when he was 41-13 with a 2.33 ERA.

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