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The day after Pres Trump’s UN speech, earthquake in Mexico and other stories

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We will look back at President Trump’s UN speech…..who likes the speech tells you a lot about the speech……..200-plus dead in Mexico City………do we close US Embassy in Cuba……..the GOP and Obama Care go in a different direction….Happy # 83 Sophia Loren……Cal Ripken streak ended after 2600 games…….last day of summer…..and other stories…………

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Source: The day after Pres Trump’s UN speech, earthquake in Mexico and other stories 09/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

How can the US send diplomats to Cuba now?

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Wonder what President Obama is thinking of his pal Raul who did the wave with him at a baseball game in the spring of 2016?   

“Why did you do it, Raul?” must be the question that Obama must be screaming to himself as he goes from resort to Wall Street enjoying his retirement.

We understand that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is considering closing the U.S. embassy in Havana.  

This is what he said:   

“We have it under evaluation,” Tillerson said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

 

A group of five Republican senators wrote to Tillerson, requesting the US declare Cuban diplomats unwelcome and shutter the embassy in Cuba, which the US opened near the end of former President Barack Obama’s second term. 

US government officials have said State Department employees in the Havana embassy were subject to mysterious “acoustic” attacks that led to serious health problems.    

Frankly, we are still looking into the incident. No one really knows what happened. Nevertheless, we do know that U.S. diplomats were targeted and that it happened in Cuba.

 

The answer is obvious. We can’t put U.S. diplomats at risk.   

The Cuban government has a responsibility to protect diplomats, even if they had nothing to do with this “sonic attack”. Furthermore, we should demand Cuba to expel diplomats, or even break diplomatic relations, with any country behind this attack. I continue to say that North Korea, a country very friendly to Cuba, was behind it.   After all, isn’t this the country that just fired another missile over Japan?

I was not in favor of opening the embassy in the first place. I saw it as a “one way street” that would do nothing for the Cuban people, U.S. interests but would legitimize and strengthen the Castro regime.

We may be closing the embassy soon and putting the Cuban regime back in the list of pariah nations. Another “delete” in the Obama record!

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September 20, 2017 at 7:11 am

Reaction to President Trump at the UN plus a few other thoughts

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We will discuss react to President Trump’s speech at the UN…..what did he say and what impact will it have?……’dreamers’ break up Pelosi presentation…….we remember Mama Cass 1941-74…..and other stories…………

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Source: Reaction to President Trump at the UN 09/19 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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What Happened, Hillary? Check the Emmys

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For days, we’ve seen bits and pieces of Mrs. Clinton promoting her new book:  What Happened.   

Frankly, I think that it should be retitled Something Happened and I Had Nothing to do With It.

Mrs. Clinton has been trying very hard to find a cause for her unexpected loss. She blamed men, then James Comey, then women who didn’t vote, then this and that and this and that. It’s only a matter of time before she blames the Babylonians for creating a 24 hour calendar. Maybe she would won if the day was 36 hours long and more people could have been picked up to vote.

So what really happened?  

Let me suggest to Clinton that she should sit down and watch the Emmys of 2017. The explanation for her defeat can be found in that show and so many of the people who came on stage to make fools of themselves.

 

For the sake of numbers, it was a horrible night for the show, as we see in this report:   

Facing a Green Bay Packers game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football once again, the POTUS bashing Emmys got knocked down a little to a new low last night — at least in the early numbers.

Snagging a 8.2 in metered market ratings, last night’s just over 8 — 11 PM Late Show host fronted shindig from DTLA’s fortified Microsoft Theater tripped 2% from the 2016 show. To give some necessary context, that result is from 50 of 56 markets reporting due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma hitting Florida last week.    

So let’s be fair:  it’s the early numbers and a lot of people didn’t watch it in South Florida. At the same time, do you think that the later numbers are going to change anything or that people in South Florida would have tuned in? Did you forget that Trump carried Florida?

We saw Sunday night everything that is wrong with the people who can’t win elections:

1) Total disrespect for the 63 million who voted for President Trump. Wonder what the advertisers think of that? My good guess is that many Americans will be calling advertisers today to say that they don’t appreciate their product supporting people who think that everyone is stupid.

2) A lack of maturity. Do these people really think that we tune in to watch an award show to hear their political opinions? My guess is that even liberals don’t do that. It’s the ESPN syndrome. Who watches sports highlights to hear someone’s opinion about DACA?

3) Total arrogance. They think so poorly of those of us who disagree with them. They can’t handle dissent or a different point of view.

Anyway, I think that we found “what happened” in 2016. It was there for the world to see on your TV screen.   

Thank God that I had to do a radio show and my sons were flipping between the Nationals vs. Dodgers and the NFL game. Even my wife said it was too silly and political and decided to watch an old “Downton Abbey.”

It was an awful Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys in Denver and for the left in Hollywood. At least Dallas got ratings.

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September 19, 2017 at 5:58 am

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Trump at the UN, the political Emmy’s & we remember The Mayflower 1620

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We will look at the expectations of President Trump at the UN…..will probably talk about North Korea……the very political Emmy’s draw a record low audience……..we remember The Mayflower that departed for the new world this week in 1620…………..and other stories…………

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Source: Trump at the UN, the political Emmy’s & we remember The Mayflower 1620 09/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Monday’s video commentary: The political Emmy’s Awards Show

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September 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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Remember the Mayflower

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We’ve had a lot of “bring down Columbus” and other symbols lately.

More than that, we just spent $500,000 to remove a Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas at the same time that the police pension is short of cash and the suburbs like Plano are getting all of the relocations from other states.   

History is ugly but it is also beautiful. The Mayflower is one of those beautiful chapters.

This week, we remember one of the most important dates in the history of the New World, the future U.S. and religious freedom.     

I’m especially fond of the story because my Uncle Joaquin, my father’s uncle and very successful judge, attorney, and law professor in pre-Castro Cuba, used to share it with us when were were kids. He felt that it was one of the most significant moments in world history, or the day that a group of people decided to go west and find religious freedom.

 

It started when a group of people boarded the Mayflower in 1620:    

In a difficult Atlantic crossing, the 90-foot Mayflower encountered rough seas and storms and was blown more than 500 miles off course. 

Along the way, the settlers formulated and signed the Mayflower Compact, an agreement that bound the signatories into a “civil body politic.” Because it established constitutional law and the rule of the majority, the compact is regarded as an important precursor to American democracy. 

After a 66-day voyage, the ship landed on November 21 on the tip of Cape Cod at what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts.

It is such a beautiful story, especially when one remembers that half the colonists died of disease but persevered and eventually celebrated what we now call “Thanksgiving.”

Unfortunately, the idiots bringing down Columbus probably remember the story different, a confirmation of their ignorance, not the validity of the story.   

They’d probably say that these “white people” raped the land and brought disease. Indeed, some did. They also brought the freedom that allows these clowns to take votes in city government or express themselves without the King, Moctezuma, or Geronimo hanging them for treason.

Long live the Mayflower. God save the U.S. from these fools who want to rewrite history rather than talk about the lousy state of our Democrat-run inner cities or the public schools that Democrats like the Obamas did not send their kids to.

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September 18, 2017 at 6:30 am

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