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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……Our week in review…….we will discuss perceptions about the US around the world under President Obama…….is the US more respected now or before?…….the “traffic violations” story about Senator Rubio, and his wife……apparently no one was concerned when then Senator Obama had a few traffic violations…….the Iran nuclear deal…..ISIS and Iraq……the rising US-China tensions…..Hillary Clinton plays the race card in Texas and still not talking to the media…….Governor Perry is in…..there is talk that Governor Bush will soon be in……a new poll shows that President Bush is now more popular than President Obama…….a more problems at our schools…..teachers, administrators and sex toys…..

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June 7, 2015 at 11:30 pm

The Triple Crown was great

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Like most of you, I watch the big horse races and that’s about it.  

I am not a big fan but I do watch when a horse has a chance to win The Triple Crown.  It is fantastic, as we saw with American Pharoah:

“American Pharoah led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes — one of the sporting world’s rarest feats.

“Wow! Wow!” jockey Victor Espinoza said moments after crossing the finish line. “I can only tell you it just an amazing thing. It’s just unbelievable how things work out.”

The bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1½-mile race, leading wire-to-wire and covering the distance in 2 minutes, 26.65 seconds to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history.”

It was very exciting, specially the last stretch when the horse pulled away.    

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June 7, 2015 at 7:30 pm

The article that inspired “Saturday Night Fever”

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“Saturday Night Fever” was one of the most popular movies ever.   It started out as a holiday “low budget film” but the theaters will all sold out for a long time.

The soundtrack sold over 30 million copies and gave The Bee Gees total command of the pop charts.   The LP was # 1 for months.  3 songs from the soundtrack were # 1, including “Night Fever” that sat at the top for 8 weeks.

What inspired the movie?  It started on this day in 1976 with a magazine article:

“What is absolutely certain is that Saturday Night Fever would never have been made were it not for a magazine article detailing the struggles and dreams of a talented, young, Italian-American disco dancer and his scruffy entourage in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. That article—”The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night,” by journalist Nik Cohn—was published on this day in 1976 in the June 7 issue of New York magazine.”

My guess is that few music or disco fans know about Nik Cohn.  Nevertheless, his article inspired the story that made Travolta and The Bee Gees into household names.    

Here is a link to the article.   Wonder if Mr Cohn had any idea of what would happen next?

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June 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Insanity liberal style

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June 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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Insanity, liberal style

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June 7, 2015 at 6:00 am

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