Monday, July 24, 2023

Monday's podcast: Texas vs DOJ.....No winner in Spain....and more

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Texas vs DOJ.....No winner in Spain....and more

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Monday's video: Texas vs DOJ.....No winner in Spain.....and other stories....

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You don't have to play if you don't like the anthem

 (My new American Thinker post)

Once again, we have athletes making fools of themselves.   
The latest episode from the ingrates comes from the Women's World Cup soccer match.  
For the record, I am not a big soccer fan but it's always nice to cheer for the home team.  In my case, it's the nice country that adopted my family years ago.  In the case of these young women, it's the country that gave them this opportunity.
Enter the fools and here is the story:
The US Women’s National Soccer team was victorious in its opening match of the 2023 FIFA World Cup — but they’re not winners to fans left fuming after the most of the athletes stayed silent during the national anthem.
Before the reigning women’s World Cup champion team went on to crush newcomer Vietnam 3-0, many of the players stood quietly as the “Star Spangled Banner” blared through New Zealand’s Eden Park arena.
“Can someone teach [the United States Women’s Soccer team] the words to the ‘Star Spangled Banner’?” Their silence was deafening,” one person quipped. 
My guess is that this is more than not knowing the words.   
I don't know all the words to the anthem but you can do better than go mute.   You can say "oh, say can you see" and you can definitely say with passion the line about "the land of the free and the home of the brave."
I think that it's cool these days among the young to knock the U.S.  
Yet, the reality is that none of these girls would survive a day living anywhere else.  Where would they get the training and development that they get here?  Furthermore, what other country would tolerate such disrespect for their anthem?
Once again, the fools and the ingrates go woke on us.  I would not be surprised if the folks back home give these young women the Disney treatment and turn off the T.V.  Why wake up at some odd hour to watch a bunch of athletes who are so full of themselves?  
In the meantime, there are a billion of young women around the world who’d like to learn this same anthem in a heartbeat and trade places with them.  I bet a few of them live in Vietnam.

July 24, 1959: The Nixon Khrushchev kitchen debates

They both got their chance on this day in 1959, or the famous kitchen debates.

Who won?  They probably both did.  This is a portion of the conversation, because it was not really a debate:

Nixon: "I want to show you this kitchen. It is like those of our houses in California."

Khrushchev: "We have such things."

Nixon: "This is our newest model. This is the kind which is built in thousands of units for direct installations in the houses. In America, we like to make life easier for women..."

Khrushchev: "Your capitalistic attitude toward women does not occur under communism."

Nixon: "I think that this attitude towards women is universal. What we want to do, is make life more easy for our housewives. ... This house can be bought for $14,000 and most American [veterans from World War II] can buy a home in the bracket of $10,000 to $15,000. Let me give you an example that you can appreciate. Our steel workers, as you know, are now on strike. But any steelworker could buy this house. They earn $3 an hour. This house costs about $100 a month to buy on a contract running 25 to 30 years."

Khrushchev: "We have steel workers and peasants who can afford to spend $14,000 for a house. Your American houses are built to last only 20 years so builders could sell new houses at the end. We build firmly. We build for our children and grandchildren."

Nixon: "American houses last for more than 20 years, but, even so, after 20 years many Americans want a new house or a new kitchen. Their kitchen is obsolete by that time. ... The American system is designed to take advantage of new inventions and new techniques."

Khrushchev: "This theory does not hold water. Some things never get out of date — houses, for instance, and furniture.  Furnishings, perhaps — but not houses. I have read much about America and American houses, and I do not think that this exhibit and what you say is strictly accurate."

Nixon: "Well, umm..."

Khrushchev: "I hope I have not insulted you."

Nixon: "I have been insulted by experts. Everything we say [on the other hand] is in good humor. Always speak frankly."

It went on a bit longer, and on TV, to say the least.  The comments about women are interesting so many years later.  Both men got their shots, but the Soviet leader never got to see Disneyland.  Mr. Khrushchev was barred from pre-woke Disneyland, and he was furious.

What's amazing is that Cuba and Vietnam were not brought up, or at least I could not find any evidence that they were.  In other words, the issue that almost started a nuclear war and the war that divided the U.S. were not on the agenda.  Maybe neither man thought they were important.

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A chat about rock and roll with Frank Burke, author and businessman

Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker.....we will share some memories about rock music and discuss its impact in our culture, politics and language.....................

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