Thursday, May 12, 2022

NATO and Finland & Senator Warren's 49 majority and more



NATO and Finland.......Senator Warren and the 49 majority......Protests at politicians or justices' homes.......The Lindbergh baby 1932....Berlin Airlift 1949 and other stories.....
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Thursday's video: NATO and Finland & Senator Warren's 49 majority and more


Thursday's video: 
NATO and Finland & Senator Warren's 49 majority and more.....

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Democrats are late on abortion

 


(My new American Thinker post)

This week, Sen. Chuck Schumer will put an abortion proposal for a Senate vote.    

This is the story:  

The bill Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is bringing for a vote Wednesday is the Women's Health Protection Act. 

It's been criticized by pro-choice Republican Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, as "overly broad," including striking down state limits on abortion, even bans on gender-based abortion. 

Murkowski and Collins also say they're worried the bill would remove conscience protections for religious hospitals. Collins has indicated that she will vote against the bill. Murkowski's office did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital. 

Schumer on Thursday pushed back on the idea that the act would do what Collins and Murkowski say it would. 

It won't make it and it's not because of the filibuster.   In other words, a different proposal calling for access to rare and safe abortions plus giving states the opportunity to regulate the practice could pass.  It would attract a few GOP Senators.  

I am pro-life but do understand that many Americans want some European-type solution, i.e., access, but limits on abortion after so many weeks.   

The problem for the Democrats is that "follow the science" now leads them to a point of "heartbeats" and "in the womb images" that make the 40-year-old "it's my body" argument hard to make.  

The proposal will fail and the pundits will move to analyze which side won the round.  I think that it will be a wash but don't be surprised if a frustrated left blames the Democrats for doing nothing when they had larger majorities under President Obama.    

We are here to a large extent because Democrats were not willing to compromise one bit over regulations.

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A word about May 12





We remember May 12:

Cold War 1949:    We recall something that happened back in 1949 or the day that the USSR lifted the blockade against West Berlin.  The US and UK broke the blockade with a massive airlift of supplies to keep the citizens fed and warm.  It was one of President Truman's finest moments.   Of course, we also remember the story of the "candy bombers", the pilots who dropped candy to children behind the Iron Curtain.  For more see my post:   "Berlin 1948: Another sad day in the brutal history of communism".

Crime of the century?:   On May 12, 1932, the police found the body of the missing Lindbergh baby.     He was kidnapped on March 1st and many believe that the baby died that same night.  

Hall of Fame:    We remember Lawrence Berra who was born in St. Louis on this day in 1925.  He died in 2015.    Yogi Berra was a great player, a Hall of Famer and 3-time MVP.   He made the AL All Star Team 15 times and played on 10 World Series champions.   Did he really say all of those things?   I don't know but they were great.

1970:   We remember the late Ernie Banks' 500th home run.   Banks is still one of the most popular players ever to wear a major league uniform:   Hall of Fame 19771958 & 1959 NL MVP, 512 HR, 1,636 RBI, 2,583 hits and twice led the NL in HR's.

Baseball:   We remember Felipe Alou who was born in 
The Dominican Republican on this day in 1935.As a player, Alou was one of the most consistent hitters in the National League:  .286, 206 HR, 852 RBI & 2,101 hits.     Alou led the NL twice in hits.   He broke with the Braves in Milwaukee and then had some great years at Atlanta.
As a manager, Alou was 691-717 with the Expos and later the Giants. 

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Happy # 87 Felipe Alou





We remember Felipe Alou who was born in The Dominican Republican on this day in 1935.

As a player, Alou was one of the most consistent hitters in the National League:  .286, 206 HR, 852 RBI & 2,101 hits.     

He broke with the Giants in 1958, was traded to Milwaukee (1964-65) and then had some great years in Atlanta (1966-69).   Later, he played with the A's, the Yankees, Expos & Brewers.  

Along the way, Alou led the NL twice in hits, i.e. 1966 & 1968.  

His best season was probably 1966:   .327 average, 31 HR, 74 RBI, 122 runs & 218 hits.  He finished # 5 in the NL MVP vote.

As a manager, Alou was 691-717 with the Expos and later the Giants.  His Expos had the best record in baseball (.649) the year of the 1994 strike.    Wonder how deep those Expos would have gone that year?

Alou's two brothers, Matty & Jesus, also played in the majors.

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