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Fatherlessness, not racism, is the root of the problem

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Something awful is happening in black America, something that no politician peddling “hope and change” or reparations can fix.

Linda Chavez quotes Jason Riley’s book Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed and some statistics that the left can no longer explain by playing the “race card”:

In 2012, blacks made up 38.5 percent of all persons arrested for violent crimes and 51.5 percent of those under 18 arrested for such crimes, but they constituted only 13 percent of the population. 

And even accounting for the possibility or likelihood of bias in arrests, the conviction rates are similarly stark. One Bureau of Justice Statistics study from 2002 concluded that when the race of the person committing homicide was known, blacks committed 51 percent of homicides.   

Riley’s book discusses why these depressing statistics stem not simply from poverty or prejudice, but from cultural changes that have occurred in the black community and the unintended consequences of liberal efforts to blame everything on poverty and prejudice.  

Much of Riley’s discussion has to do with what has happened to black culture. He describes the pernicious effect of even middle-class black youngsters eschewing proper diction and devotion to schoolwork…   

But, of course, the major problem in the black community that accounts for so much of the disparity in achievement and criminal behavior is that more than seven in 10 black children are born to single women and will spend much of their lives with no father present.  

If we want to have an honest conversation about race, we need to begin here. Riley is not afraid to confront this issue or any other.   

As the conversation on race in America continues, let’s hope his voice gets a hearing.”

Yes, let’s have an honest conversation about black young men growing up without fathers in the inner cities of America.  

“Fatherlessness” is the root of the problem in our inner cities!

Of course, we can not erase or overlook the reality that young black men were mistreated by police in the past.  That was then and this is now..

Something very bad is happening in our inner cities and it has nothing to do with racism!

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September 23, 2019 at 6:18 am

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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……….Elections in Israel and forming a coalition government……Ukraine and President Trump and former VP Biden…….Iran keeps talking tough…….The latest ciimate change episode and children……..Senator Warren surging and Senator Sanders stalling……..President Trump and polls……Representative AOC vs Speaker Pelosi on impeachment…..HUD Secretary Carson and remarks about transgenders…..PM Trudeau and old photos…….President JFK and Peace Corps 1961…….and other stories…….

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 09/22 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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September 22, 2019 at 9:00 pm

What do you do?

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September 22, 2019 at 8:01 am

Be careful what you wish for

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Democrats may grow to regret the Hunter Biden story

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What do you do when unemployment is under 4% and the economy is doing well?  Well, the answer is that you desperately look for this or that to distract a population happily employed.

The latest Ukraine scandal is such a distraction but one that Democrats may grow to regret.  In other words, this may not be the story Mr. Biden wants to be explaining over the next few months.

The Hunter Biden story has been around for a while, as we see in this report from Politico:

Despite the outrage that greeted reports of the president’s actions, Biden’s immediate response was no simple matter. 

His son Hunter Biden’s lucrative contracts with Ukraine — at the same time the vice president was in charge of U.S. policy toward the country raised — raised the prospect of fueling a narrative with downside political risk for Biden.

“This puts him on the ropes over having to talk about this,” said Patrick Murray, a pollster with Monmouth University.  “He certainly doesn’t want to talk about this, his family.”

That’s right!  There is no pretty way to explain how the son got lucrative contracts from the country that the father was overseeing.

It does not pass the smell test.  You cannot explain this as a coincidence.  The public will connect dots and figure it out.

What’s the Ukraine story?  I don’t know, but I’m convinced that President Trump builds a trap, and the Democrats fall right into it.

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September 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

Lopez-Obrador facing a little reality south of the border

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In recent days, I’ve spoken with several Mexican friends and they’re all singing the same song:  How did this guy LO get elected?

Well, to be fair, he did win the election easily.  Secondly, the opposition put up some lousy candidates.  I was hoping that Antonio Meade, then the finance minister and a centrist, would win, but he put up a lousy effort.  Perhaps Meade was stuck with President Henrique Pena-Nieto’s bad ratings, which often happens when you have an unpopular incumbent. As we say up here, you can’t beat someone with nothing! Sadly, AMLO had it too easy.

Nevertheless, President AMLO, as Mexicans call him, is generating some very partisan responses.  Mexico is becoming extremely polarized, especially along socioeconomic lines.  

This is an example from Victor Hugo Becerra, a contributor to Pan Am Post:   

The days go by, and the confirmations are unfortunately abundant. The government of Lopez Obrador is a grand failure. It is a disappointment to many of his followers. The country will not end up in the right place if it follows the path of his administration. I hope he can change things (little, but there is still time to do so), but his attitudes and those of his collaborators do not offer much hope.

Lopez Obrador has broken practically every promise he made to come to power: He did not reduce the price of gasoline or electricity, did not fight corruption (he has become an accomplice to it), did not reduce crime or violence in the country (which remains berserk, unpunished and uncontrolled), did not fight huachicoleo (fuel theft), and continues to chase after the areas near the Mexican refineries, offered to save PEMEX (but his bad decisions bring him closer to the abyss, day by day, and with them, the country’s economy). He has not created more jobs, nor has he attracted investors.

The economy is stagnant at 0% growth compared to its potential to grow at 4% annually, suggesting that the administration has already forgotten the proposal to decentralize its dependencies away from Mexico City. Lopez Obrador promised to maintain a firm and dignified foreign policy against Donald Trump but turned the country and its government into unpresentable servants who do the dirty work of the Trump administration.

Well, I think that amigo Victor is over reaching saying that President Lopez-Obrador is doing “the dirty work” of the Trump administration.  After all, what he is doing on the Southern border with Guatemala is returning Mexico to its traditional tough policy on illegal immigration.  Also, Mexicans are not crazy about the caravans either. 

Other than that, Victor is right on.

The Lopez-Obrador administration has failed to take advantage of the amazing U.S. economy.  By any historical standard, Mexico should be booming, given its traditional relationship with the U.S.  Mexico always grows when we grow, and the U.S. is growing but Mexico is not.

As for the charges of corruption, Victor raises a point that I’ve heard from many Mexican friends.  They hear that the President wants to do away with corruption, but fear that it may be all talk.

What does all this trouble south of the border mean for us?  It means that President Trump will be in a strong position the next time that the leaders talk about this or that.  In other words, LO needs Trump a lot, specially if he wants to get the Mexican economy growing again.

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September 21, 2019 at 6:34 am

The media obsessed with Pres. Trump plus PM Trudeau & 2020 predictions & others

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The Ukraine story and President Trump……..PM Trudeau and black face……..Obama vs Trump approval at this point of their presidencies………Happy # 85 Sophia Loren……Mantle # 536 in 1968……………….and other stories……… to listen:

Source: The media obsessed with Pres. Trump plus PM Trudeau & 2020 predictions & others 09/20 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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September 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm