Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Supreme Court debate with Frank Burke, author

The Supreme Court debate with Frank Burke, author 09/24 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics:

Guest: Frank Burke, businessman and author.......We will talk about the passing of Justice Ginsburg and the political situation in the US.......and other to listen:

Thursday’s video: We need to respect the system

 Riots redux: Two Louisville officers shot after grand jury indicts only one  officer in Taylor case

First Fidel and now Diaz-Canel...but the anti-US message is the same

Miguel Diaz-Canel, 'son of Cuban Revolution', takes power

As expected, the Cuban selected by Raúl Castro to play the role of President of Cuba spoke to the U.N.  His name is Miguel Díaz-Canel, and he blasted the U.S.  This is a sample from the speech:
"While the U.S. government is ignoring the call to combine efforts to fight the pandemic and it withdraws from the W.H.O. [World Health Organization], Cuba, in response to requests made to it, and guided by the profound solidarity and humanistic vocation of its people, is expanding its cooperation by sending over 3,700 cooperation workers distributed in 46 medical brigades to 39 countries and territories hit by COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus]," Díaz-Canel said. 
"In this sense, we condemn the gangster blackmailing by the U.S. to pressure the Pan-American Health Organization so as to make that regional agency a tool for its morbid aggression against our country," he continued. 
"As usual, the force of truth shall do away with lies, and facts and protagonists shall go down in history as they should. Cuba's example shall prevail."

Well, some people correctly refer to those medical brigades as "slave labor."  In other words, these doctors are nothing but a pathetic stunt to earn foreign exchange to a regime starving for hard currency.

Not long after Díaz-Canel's speech, President Trump was in Miami and made life more difficult for the regime.  The Treasury Department announced new rules restricting Cuba-origin alcohol and tobacco products and prevent travelers from attending or organizing certain professional meetings or conferences in Cuba.

One of these days, Díaz-Canel will figure out that President Trump has a lot more options to play than Cuba does.  It couldn't happen to a more despicable and corrupt leftist regime!

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Yogi Berra was one of a kind (1925-2015)

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As a little boy, I remember my dad talking baseball with friends over dominos, cigars, and Cuban coffee.  

Most Cubans were Senators' fans because of Camilo Pascual and Pedro Ramos, two of the best Latino pitchers ever. They pitched for bad Washington teams until they moved to Minnesota and started winning. Unfortunately, Pascual and Ramos did not enjoy pitching for those Twins teams that featured fellow Cubans Tony Oliva & Zoilo Versalles, a young Rod Carew and Harmon Killebrew in his prime.

My dad and friends were huge admirers of the Yankees, the top sports team of the time. I remember my dad telling stories of the Dodgers-Yankees rivalry and those World Series that he followed on radio, and then on TV. Yogi Berra was one of those players that they talked about. 

Like a lot of kids of my generation, we got to know the post-baseball Yogi Berra. We remember him on Johnny Carson or other baseball events. We remember laughing and admiring the wisdom of his quotes.   

Berra died yesterday at age 90. It's worth remembering just how great a player he was: 

1) 13 World Series rings, three American League MVP Awards (1951, '54, and '55) and World Series records;

2)  He batted .285, hit 358 home runs and drove in 1,430 runs. No player whose primary position was catcher has driven in run more runs. He averaged just fewer than 5.5 strikeouts per 100 at-bats, never striking out more than 38 times in a season, and 102 RBIs per season in an 11-season sequence that began in 1948, the first year he appeared in more than 100 games.

3) He was a teammate of Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle; and

4) He played for the Yankees that won the Series 5 years in a row: 1949-53.
He was a great player as those 3 MVP's confirm. Like Pete Rose, he made the best out of his skills.

Of course, you can't write his story without one of his quotes. My favorite is one about life that is so profound, especially those of us who had Little League kids:

I tell the kids, somebody's gotta win, somebody's gotta lose. Just don't fight about it. Just try to get better. 
RIP Yogi Berra. Wonder how St Peter greeted Yogi?  He probably said:  Thanks for your generosity, loved your quotes, and a lot of your Yankee teammates are waiting over there.  

A word about Billy the Kid

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Billy the Kid was a great character from the Old West.   We remember that Billy was arrested for the first time in 1875.

Quite a character!  He went on to be an outlaw and eventually killed at a young age.

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