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Monday: The latest on the US-Cuba talks after the Panama meetings with Jorge Ponce

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GUEST:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer and contributor to Babalu Blog, joins me for a discussion of US-Cuba talks and the meetings in Panama….we will speak about the Castro-Obama meeting, Raul Castro’s rant against the US, the US-Venezuela rift and President Maduro bashing President Obama… will all of this play in 2016?  

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April 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

April 13 was a memorable day for Pete Rose

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Pete Rose did a couple of big things on April 13:

“1963 – After eleven hitless at bats, Cincinnati second baseman Pete Rose records his first major league hit, a triple off Pittsburgh’s Bob Friend.  

1984 – Pete Rose lashes a double off Jerry Koosman in a 5-1 Expos victory over the Phillies to join Ty Cobb as the only player to reach 4,000 career hits.”

A year later, Rose passed Ty Cobb for the all time lead in hits.  

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April 13, 2015 at 7:30 am

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April 13, 1970: “Houston we have a problem”

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April 13, 1970 and the Apollo 13 and the oxygen tank explosion…

“Houston we have a problem”

“On April 13, 1970, disaster strikes 200,000 miles from Earth when oxygen tank No. 2 blows up on Apollo 13, the third manned lunar landing mission.
Astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise had left Earth two days before for the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon but were forced to turn their attention to simply making it home alive.” (…/apollo-13-oxygen-tank-explodes)

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April 13, 2015 at 7:00 am

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Castro bashes US but absolves Obama

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(My new American Thinker post)

The incredible “Panama show” concluded with Cuban dictator Raul Castro’s speech:

Castro, in a meandering, nearly hour-long speech to the summit, ran through an exhaustive history of perceived Cuban grievances against the U.S. dating back more than a century — a vivid display of how raw passions remain over American attempts to undermine Cuba’s government.

Then, in an abrupt about face, he apologized for letting his emotions get the best of him.

He said many U.S. presidents were at fault for that troubled history — but that Obama isn’t one of them.

“I have told President Obama that I get very emotional talking about the revolution,” Castro said through a translator, noting that Obama wasn’t even born when the U.S. began sanctioning the island nation.

“I apologize to him because President Obama had no responsibility for this.”

Castro neglected to mention, nor did President Obama remind him, that Cuba is a one-party state, without a free press or elections, and has required a foreign subsidy for much of the so-called revolution.

Castro also failed to mention, nor did President Obama remind him, that Cuba has been harboring JoAnne Chesimard, the killer of New Jersey state trooper, and confiscated the assets of U.S. citizens without compensation. (By the way, those assets are an estimated $7 billion.)

It makes you wonder: Who stood up for the U.S. at this meeting? Did anyone defend the U.S. and its citizens?  Maybe President Obama should have reminded the conference that U.S. nationals spend billions of dollars visiting their beaches, buying their vegetables and other stuffs.

I guess that President Obama was in no mood to remind Raul Castro of anything. After all, why stand up for the U.S. when a corrupt dictator is ranting one lie after another?

Why create a diplomatic scene and upset the dictator? After all, isn’t Obama just one of the boys? 

In all, President Obama was pathetic. I understand the handshake but not allowing so many to take cheap shots at the U.S. At the same time, we’re used to it by now.

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April 13, 2015 at 5:30 am

Castro bashes US but absolves Obama

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April 13, 2015 at 4:00 am