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Friday, June 10, 2022
Inflation at 1981-82 levels plus January 6 committee is too partisan & more
Friday's video: Inflation at 1981-82 levels.....January 6 committee is too partisan........
AMLO to Joe: 'Tu casa no es mi casa'
(My new American Thinker post)
If you took a Spanish class in high school, then you probably remember hearing "mi casa es su casa" or ‘my home is your home’. It's one of those wonderful expressions of friendship in the Spanish language.
Well, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, has told President Biden that he is not coming to the party. The official excuse is that Cuba was not invited. The real reason is anyone's guess, and the subject of much conversation just south of the border.
No matter the reason, it is a blow to President Biden. This is from Al Jazeera:
Aileen Teague, a non-resident fellow at the Quincy Institute, argued in May that “the Biden administration will lose political capital if it allows its growing tendency to divide the world into ‘democratic’ friends and ‘authoritarian’ states to dictate the invitation list for a forum that is much larger than Washington’s professed policy objectives, however laudable they may be.
“A summit with critical partners missing would also deliver a huge blow to Biden’s attempts to find solutions to US domestic problems that range from border security to immigration flows to the rise in oil and gas prices,” she wrote.
Others have noted that the willingness of some countries to threaten boycotts underlines the waning influence of Washington in the region, which has increasingly turned to China, currently Latin America’s second largest trading partner after the US.
Waning influence of Washington? I thought that we were all going to get along now that we got rid of President Trump.
Who knows for sure why AMLO decided to pick a fight with Biden at this time?
One friend in Mexico told me that AMLO knows he can push Biden around and this is why Mexico is not stopping the caravan.
Another friend said that AMLO is playing the "yankee" card to consolidate his own political standing at home. Let's not forget that Mexico is a bitterly divided country.
Who knows? We do know that AMLO is not coming and that's a blow to the Summit.
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A word about June 10
We remember June 10:
"Somewhere over the rainbow": On this day in 1922, Frances Ethel Gumm was born in Minnesota.....we know her as Judy Garland........She died in 1969...
June 10, 1959: Rocky Colavito hit 4 consecutive HR......
June 10, 1941: Joe DiMaggio went 1-for-5 to keep the streak going......# 25 on the way to 56.....
The great Chuck Thompson was born in Massachusetts on this day in 1921. Thompson was the Orioles radio
announcer for a generation. He also did the Colts!
"Orioles magic": Happy # 74 to one of all my time favorite Orioles, Ken Singleton. His best season was probably 1979: .295 average, 35 HR & 111 RBI. Overall, Ken hit .282 with 246 HR & 1,065 RBI. He was also a three time All-Star (1977, 1979, 1981).
On June 10, 1944, the Cincinnati Reds gave the ball to Joe Nuxall, 15 years old, and history was made.
June 10, 1895: Hattie McDaniel was born in KS....first African American to win an Academy for "Gone with the wind".....he died in 1952.
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Happy # 75 Ken Singleton
Ken came to Baltimore in 1975 in one of the biggest trades in the team's history: Dave McNally and Richie Coggins to Montreal for Ken Singleton and Mike Torrez.
Singleton was one of the key players in the teams that won the AL pennant in 1979 and World Series in 1983.
His best season was probably 1979: .295 average, 35 HR & 111 RBI.
After baseball, Ken went into the TV and radio booth.