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The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda…….We will look at week 1 of the impeachment hearings….The media and impeachment hearings……Mayor Bloomberg and crime in New York…..Reverend Sharpton and money…..Obama warns the left about going too far…….Hong Kong exploding…………and other stories…….click to listen:

Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 11/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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November 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

Bloomberg going Beto

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A week ago, I thought that Michael Bloomberg might be a formidable foe to President Trump, especially as an independent outflanking the hysterical left running the Democrat Party.  

As an independent, Bloomberg would have been able to talk about his successes fighting crime and his ideas for the economy.  

Well, drop that!  Bloomberg is going “Beto” and pandering to the left big time.  This is the latest example, from the New York Post:   

Former mayor Michael Bloomberg offered a stunning apology on Sunday for his administration’s reliance on stop-and-frisk policing, admitting to a Brooklyn church, “I was wrong, and I am sorry.”

The bombshell reversal ends Bloomberg’s zealous, years-long defense of one of the most contentious parts of his three-term legacy — and comes as the billionaire political moderate positions himself for an expected 2020 Democratic presidential run.

“I was totally focused on saving lives. But as we know, good intentions aren’t good enough,” Bloomberg told congregants at East New York’s Christian Cultural Center, one of the city’s largest black churches.

Too “focused on saving lives”?  What a travesty. Wonder what the police officer walking the streets of New York have to say to that?

We are watching a lot more than politicians pandering to the left.  You can expect that. This is pandering to the wing of the party that sees the police as an enemy.  Furthermore, it is avoiding the reality of inner-city crime.  

So goodbye, Michael Bloomberg.  You are done as a national candidate.

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November 19, 2019 at 7:00 am

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Impeachment a bust plus Bloomberg moving & Havana at 500

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Impeachment hearings a bust……Bloomberg pandering to the left…….Havana at 500…….Al Sharpton making lots of money……..Michael Ebanks and the 1999 Texas A&M bonfire tragedy……..Lincoln took the train to Gettysburg 1863….and other stories…..

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Source: Impeachment a bust plus Bloomberg moving & Havana at 500 11/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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November 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Monday’s video: Impeachment by “hear say” evidence!

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November 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Sharpton is doing great in the Trump economy

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Here we go again.  Al Sharpton, the self-appointed spokesman for anyone with a grievence, is doing quite well in this Trump economy.  

This is from The New York Post:     

The Rev. Al Sharpton raked in $1,046,948 from his own charity last year, according to National Action Network’s latest tax filings obtained by The Post.

Sharpton got a $324,000 salary — 32% higher than his 2017 pay — in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in “other compensation.”

The Harlem-based nonprofit — which Sharpton controls as president and CEO — said the extra cash was to make up for the years from 2004 to 2017 when he didn’t get his full pay.

NAN said it hired an executive compensation firm that determined the good reverend was owed $1.252 million — but he was generously willing to take $500,000 less.

Sharpton and the nonprofit’s board also agreed “he has now been fully compensated for all the years he was underpaid and received no bonus,” the NAN statement said.

Okay.  I guess that Sharpton and his employer have settled accounts.  

In other words, no more working for nothing. I guess that Sharpton has a mortgage, a car payment, a clothing store credit card, lady friends with high expectations, and the Obamas to keep up with.

Of course, I don’t care if Sharpton makes a million or two.  

At the same time, it reminds me of one my late father’s lines:  “Why do these leftists like to live so well”?

Yes, this “reverend” lives, travels and sleeps first class. Great gig!

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November 18, 2019 at 6:21 am

Another thought about that fellow ‘Che’ on the T-shirt

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Over time, I’ve read as much as I can about the myth or the legend of Che Guevara, the face you see at so many leftist rallies.  I found this one rather interesting: “Che’s Secret Diary” by Cynthia Grenier from 2002.

It turns out that Che had a bit of a “diversity” problem, as we would call that today:

Mike Tyson’s mighty rib cage boasts a sizeable tattoo of the late Ernesto “Che” Guevara, a testament to Guevara’s status as the marker of subversive cool. It’s a safe bet that Tyson hasn’t read The African Dream, Guevara’s recently released “diaries of the revolutionary war in the Congo.” Indeed, Che’s comments on his African brothers might just send Iron Mike to the nearest laser specialist.

Yes, Tyson and many others would be surprised about how the real Che felt about blacks everywhere.

Of course, this is not a shock to those of us who knew the real Che. I don’t mean to break your leftist heart, but Che was not at all like the figure we’ve seen idolized in movies or rallies.

Yes, it’s true that a younger Che took a motorcycle trip through the continent.  So what?  At the end of the day, Che was a killer, no matter how much leftist movie-makers want to present him as some romantic figure out to change the world!

Furthermore, Che’s ideas failed miserably in Cuba. His revolution was a disaster in Bolivia, in large part because he could not communicate with the natives he came to save.

The myth of Che succeeds only in the minds of the corrupt Left and the many idiots who wear his T-shirts thinking he is Jim Morrison of The Doors or some guy who played drums for a 1960s hippie rock band.

Che met justice, and that’s the good news of the day.

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November 17, 2019 at 7:20 am

His Majesty is a pretty nice guy but he doesn’t have a lot to say

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To paraphrase the Beatles’ “Her Majesty,” The King of Spain is visiting Cuba but he does not have a lot to say.   I mean, he does not have a lot to say to the island’s dissidents, who keep calling for a meeting.

According to Juan Suarez, The King and Queen are visiting Cuba and and saying “nada” about the repression:

Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrived in Cuba for an official visit on Nov. 11, just days before the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana by Spanish representatives.

Before the royal visit it was announced that the Royal couple would not meet with dissidents.

Amnesty International sent King Felipe a letter, made public on Nov. 8, petitioning him to make four requests during his visit to Cuba: Release six Cuban prisoners of conscience, José Pilot Guide , Silverio Portal Contreras, Mitzael Díaz Paseiro, Eliecer Bandera Barrera, Edilberto Ronal Azuaga, and Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces and repeal their sentences; Inform José Daniel Ferrer García of the charges against him or release him. Meanwhile, ensure that he has access to his family, lawyer and medical care; End harassment of Cuban artists Luis Manuel Otero and Amaury Pacheco; Repeal Decree 349 that prohibits all artistic activity without prior approval from the regime.

Amnesty International’s letter gives the King the guidepost to sit down with the Cuban government.

At the very least, he should demand the release of some of these prisoners on humanitarian grounds.

The King should call on Cuba to show that real change is happening by giving artists more freedom to do their thing.

So why won’t the King do it?   Well, I guess that the official position is that the King does not do politics.

Unfortunately, you can’t go to Cuba to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Havana, the city that served as the headquarters of Spain’s expansion to the New World, and avoid politics.

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November 16, 2019 at 5:59 am