Thursday, January 20, 2022

The press conference and the Biden presidency plus Chicago's crime & more



The press conference and the Biden presidency plus Chicago's crime & more 01/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

The press conference, the media and the Biden presidency...Chicago's crime problem..........AP poll: Nearly half of all Americans question Biden's mental fitness for the job......President Reagan 1981 and the end of the hostage crisis........and other stories.......click to listen:

Thursday's video: President Biden's too long and not consequential press conference

 


President Biden's too long and not consequential press conference.....

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Will anyone ever ask Biden about Chicago?


  (My new American Thinker post)

It's hard to read the news out of Chicago.   Weekend shootings have become as natural as hearing Cubs' fans talk about waiting for next year.   I guess that nobody cares.  What else can you say about it?   This is from Rav Arora:  

Chicago hit a grim milestone in 2021: the Cook County medical examiner’s office tallied 836 homicides, the most in 25 years. The New Year isn’t starting out better: last week, two 14-year-old boys were killed within a few hours; on the same day, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was sitting in a car when two men shot and killed her.   

Once upon a time, the shooting of 14-year-old boys or a young pregnant woman sitting in a car would have been national scandals.   It would have been the leading story in the national news and made the cover of newsmagazines.

That was then and this is now -- the new Chicago where killing people happens and no one forces the political class to say a word.

As expected, the killing field known as Chicago is making it impossible to recruit police officers:    

The Chicago PD is understaffed by more than 1,000 officers -- and this after the mayor already eliminated more than 600 police vacancies in her efforts to balance the city budget. The department also faces a recruitment crisis: only 5,000 people applied to Chicago’s police academy last year, compared with about 30,000 in past years. The most recent academy class, which graduated a few weeks ago, added a mere 13 new officers to the force.

I cannot blame the police here.  They do their best but get no support from a mayor and governor who just want to talk about Trump.

Our once great city of Chicago is now a disgrace.  The Democrats are worried about a so-called voting rights bill that will not change a thing in the streets of Chicago.  Black Lives Matter is focused on blaming the police even though 97 percent of last year’s homicide victims were nonwhite.  The mainstream media is still obsessed with President Trump or climate change.   

But in Biden's nearly 2-hour press conference Wednesday, there was not a single question about Chicago.

I guess no one cares about Chicago anymore. 

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Happy # 88 Camilo Pascual







The great Camilo Pascual was born in La Habana, or Havana Cuba, on this day in 1934. 

As a young kid, my favorite Cuban baseball player was Camilo Pascual.  He pitched most his career for the original Washington Senators who became the Minnesota Twins in 1961.

As a Senator, Pascual pitched for very bad teams.   It got better when the team moved to Minnesota and the Twins became a perennial contender with a young Harmon Killebrew, power hitter Bob Allison,  the very good lefty Jim Kaat and fellow Cubans Tony Oliva & Zoilo Versalles.

His numbers were great with the Twins:   20-11 in 1962 and 20-9 in 1963.     He led the league in strikeouts 3 years in a row.  In other words, he was one of the best right handed pitchers in baseball.

Overall, he won 176 games with a very good 3.63 career ERA.    He would have easily won 230 games with a better team!

We say happy birthday to one of my heroes.    I don't know what Camilo is doing these days.   I read a few years ago that he was scouting for the Twins in Latin America.

Happy birthday to the great Camilo.   I hope that you really enjoy your birthday!

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