Monday, March 08, 2021

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 03/08 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda......President Biden's COVID bill passes US Senate 50-49 or straight party vote.....Cuomo's time is running out.....Texas opens 100% on Wednesday and some go crazy......The Floyd trial in Minneapolis......Reagan 'evil empire' 1983..........
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Monday’s video: Lousy way to govern


Monday’s video: 
Lousy way to govern 
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Manchin does have a 'D' after his name

The Democrats got their COVID bill and West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin was one of the 50 votes that made this possible. 
 
Yes, Sen. Manchin objected to a few things, but in the end, he was there to pass a mammoth bill, the size of one-tenth of the U.S. economy that includes a lot of things that have nothing to do with COVID. 
 
This is a short sample from Fox News:  
$270 million for the National Endowments of the Arts and Humanities 
$200 million for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
$10 million for the “preservation and maintenance of Native American languages”
This is an outrage.   I'm not sure how these three items help West Virginia, but maybe they do.
 
Yes, Senator Manchin opposed the minimum wage or killing the filibuster.  But he still said "yes" to a bill that will bail out New York, Illinois, and California.  He could have forced Democrats to eliminate the billions that we don’t have or need to spend.
 
How does he explain that to the people of West Virginia?   The other U.S. senator from his state voted "no."  The members of the state delegation in the U.S. House also voted "no."
 
So how do we explain his vote?   Manchin is a Democrat and let's remember that when he runs for reelection pretending to be a centrist.  There is nothing centrist about this bill.  
 
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Happy # 68 Jim Rice

We say happy birthday to Jim Rice, who was born in South Carolina on this day in 1953.   

He was selected to The Hall of Fame in 2009.

Rice hit 20 homers 11 times, drove 1,171 runs over 11 seasons and was an AL All-Star 8 times.   

On top of that power, he hit .300 in seven seasons and finished in the top five in the AL MVP voting six times.     

He retired with a .298 batting average.

Also, Rice hit 39-plus homers four times, the most of anyone who played in the AL during his time period.    

Rice's most impressive season, without question, was 1978, when he hit .315 with 213 hits, 15 triples, 46 homers, 139 RBIs and 406 total bases.

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