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Are white liberals losing black Americans?

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We posted recently about a video showing that white liberals and black Americans in New York City are not on the same page when it comes to defunding police.

Guess what: something similar seems to be happening in Minneapolis.  This is from The Star Tribune in Minneapolis: “Egregious, grotesque, absurd, crazy, ridiculous.”

Trump tweeting?  Not this time.

This is the language of local black leaders — the ones who probably walked the neighborhood the day after the local government let vandals have their way.  I would not be surprised if these leaders had business interests burned down or spoke to black, Hispanic, or immigrant constituents who did.

A little breach or disconnect?  Probably both.

As we have seen in other places, black Americans support the police for the same reason that you and I do.  Whom do you call when someone breaks into your house or threatens your street?

Our hope is that the voters in these districts, the ones who don’t pack up and leave, remember all of this when we vote in November.

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July 5, 2020 at 5:37 am

A July 4th story that gets better every year

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As a kid growing up in Cuba, we were blessed with Uncle Joaquin, who was fanatical about U.S. history, especially the Gettysburg Address.  I don’t know of anyone else who could recite the speech in English and then translate it into Spanish.  He was a very well-educated man who taught at the law school and served as a judge around the area where the U.S. base is located in Guantanamo.   He and my aunt stayed in Cuba and died in the 1970s.  Who knows what happened to his nice home?

It was Uncle Joaquin who used to tell us stories about the U.S.   One of them was how John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

They died within a few hours of each other, neither aware that the other was dying.  Jefferson was in Virginia and Adams in Massachusetts. Adams’ last words were, “Thomas Jefferson survives,” while Jefferson’s were, “This is the Fourth of July.”

They were among the last American revolutionaries who stood up to the British empire and created what we celebrate today.

They also spent the last few years of their lives exchanging some great letters.

An amazing story and something to share with your kids today, especially if they are going to college.

Happy July 4th and show your flag today.  I have a funny feeling that Uncle Joaquin is up in heaven cheering that I’m sharing this story with you today.

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Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/a_july_4th_story_that_gets_better_every_year.html#ixzz6RDsJ6tj1
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July 4, 2020 at 6:02 am

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A chat with Carmen Maria Montiel about the politics of 2020 

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Guest: Carmen Maria Montiel conservative activist in Texas….We will review current events from the outbreak of anarchy to President Trump…………other stories….. click to listen:

Source: A chat with Carmen Maria Montiel about the politics of 2020 07/03 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Friday’s video: July 4 is special

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July 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

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It’s Guaidó not Maduro

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This is a bit of good news in the middle of so many awful stories.  

Check this out:   

A British judge ruled on Thursday that President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela cannot get access to at least $1 billion in gold in a Bank of England vault, on the basis that Britain does not recognize him as the leader of the Latin American country battered by economic sanctions and the coronavirus.

Like many Western countries, including the United States, the British government has “unequivocally recognized” the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the country’s interim president, a London high court judge, Nigel Teare, said in his ruling, adding that it was therefore unlawful to give the gold to Mr. Maduro.

Cheers for the judge!  Glad to see that someone is on the ball.

My first reaction was to wonder what Maduro wanted the gold for?  According to news reports, he wanted to cash the gold and buy some COVID-19 supplies for his people.  

Really?  What happened to the oil reserves?  

A Venezuelan friend speculated that Maduro was testing the system just in case he needs cash to leave the country.  

I don’t know, but I believe my friend’s speculation more than Maduro’s official answer.

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Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/its_guaid_not_maduro.html#ixzz6R7wFGi3n
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July 3, 2020 at 5:40 am

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We left Cuba in 1964 and the US has a noble history plus more

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There is a lot to celebrate on July 4th…this is a great country with a very noble history…..Today’s good economic report……Our family left Cuba in 1964….Civil Rights Act 1964……..

and other stories…….click to listen:

Source: We left Cuba in 1964 and the US has a noble history plus more 07/02 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Thursday’s video: The day we left Cuba

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July 2, 2020 at 1:30 pm

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Who’s gonna pay?

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From New York City to Chicago north to Minneapolis west to Seattle and south to Los Angeles, everybody is asking the same question:  Who is gonna pay for the riots? 

According to a recent story, the damage in Minneapolis was bad:   

More than 400 businesses were damaged during the riots, with rebuilding costs estimated at more than $500 million. Some of the worst damage took place on this stretch of Lake Street in Minneapolis.

Who comes up with $500 million?  By the way, it’s probably more than that.  

Add the other cities and you are talking about billions of dollars.  Also, what about the lawsuits from citizens outraged that Democrat leaders let their businesses burn?

Who writes the check?

It will be interesting to see this issue debated in the state legislatures.  It will explode into a rural vs urban conflict.  We are already familiar with secession calls in California and Oregon.  The calls will get louder!

It won’t get any better in Washington.  If Trump is reelected, then his veto kills it even if Democrats gain the Senate.  If Biden wins then it will be worse because we don’t have the money after the pandemic.  

Last, but not least, many of these cities will lose taxpayers and insurance rates will discourage new businesses moving in.

Move out as soon as you can!

P.S.  You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/07/whos_gonna_pay.html#ixzz6R2F3JWz4
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July 2, 2020 at 6:16 am

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Paying for the damage in cities plus another Russia story & Biden speaks

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The damage from Minneapolis to Seattle and who is going to pay? The NY Times story about Russia again…Watching Biden’s press conference……Violence in Mexico…..DiMaggio reaches # 44…..Sgt Pepper’s # 1 in 1967……and other stories…….click to listen:

Source: Paying for the damage in cities plus another Russia story & Biden speaks 07/01 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Wednesday’s video: Who’s gonna pay the bill?

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July 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm