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Archive for February 13th, 2016

Lincoln born in 1809 plus The Supreme Court stops the EPA again 

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Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker, joins me for a look back at Abraham Lincoln born on this day in 1809……plus a discussion of President Obama and climate change………….the Supreme Court has stopped the latest EPA ruling………27 states challenged the EPA on the grounds that it would cost jobs or even destroy industries………it would have been better if President Obama had worked out a compromise with Congress and the state governors………and other stories from the front pages….Click to listen:

Source: The Supreme Court stops President Obama and the EPA again 02/12 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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February 13, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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Venezuela, Brazil and other Latin America stories of the week

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Guest: Fausta Rodriguez-Wertz, the editor of Fausta’s Blog, joins me for a discussion of the situation in Venezuela……also we will speak with Comandante Cazorla about the political and economic problems facing President Maduro and the new legislature……….the health crisis in Brazil can no longer be avoided……what happens to the Olympics………….we will look at the zika virus in Colombia and Central America……we continue to see Central Americans travel through Mexico……why?…..the Pope in Mexico and Cuba………..plus other stories…… Click to listen:

Source: Venezuela, Brazil and other Latin America stories of the week 02/11 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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February 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm

A look at New Hampshire & what it means for South Carolina with Barry Casselman

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Guest: Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor…………We will look at the New Hampshire results and see who moves on to South Carolina……….Sanders vs Clinton…..and what is next for Democrats? How much has Mrs Clinton been damaged by such a big defeat? On the GOP side, Trump won big but 2 of 3 voters were divided by the other candidates………Kasich, Cruz, Bush and Rubio move on to South Carolina…………plus other stories from New Hampshire……..Click to listen:

Source: A look at New Hampshire & what it means for South Carolina with Barry Casselman 02/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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February 13, 2016 at 4:30 pm

A chat with Israel Ortega about the GOP, diversity and the economy 

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Guest: Israel Ortega, senior writer OpportunityLives.com, joins us for a look at the GOP and the economy………..the Iowa results show that the GOP is the party of diversity, i.e. Rubio, Cruz and Carson………….compare that with the other side……….and some interesting data about Hispanics and the economy…….it appears that the economy is more important than immigration………….plus other stories from the front pages…………………..Click to listen:

Source: A chat with Israel Ortega about the GOP, diversity and the economy 02/08 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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February 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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Hillary and her ‘White Men’

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(My new American Thinker post)

Let me say up front that I don’t care if the Democrats are running two “white oldies” who danced to Bobby Vinton at their prom.   Maybe Pat Boone, in the case of Bernie Sanders! Or maybe a Russian version of “Love letters in the sand” for the Vermont socialist.

I don’t even care about the skin color of Hillary’s advisers, as we learned today:

As Hillary Clinton’s campaign looks to the black vote in South Carolina to fend off  Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) momentum, a look at her staff list reveals an exclusively white leadership team mostly comprised of white males. In fact, her top six campaign officials are all white guys.

Perhaps black leaders in South Carolina should take a look at the Clinton 2016 team before making endorsements in the coming days ahead of the February 27 primary. Let’s break it down:

Chairman:  John Podesta

Podesta served as chief of staff in the Bill Clinton White House during the impeachment crisis, and went on to found the left-wing propaganda organ The Center for American Progress. He also started up the lobbying firm The Podesta Group with his brother Tony. Podesta, 67, also happens to be a white male who went to law school at Georgetown.

Campaign manager:  Robby Mook

Mook, like Podesta, is a man of Caucasian descent. Mother Jones recently called Mook “Clinton’s Secret Weapon in Nevada” who “could launch her comeback.” Mook headed Clinton’s 2008 effort in Nevada against Barack Obama. Mook, 36, grew up in Vermont, the son of a Dartmouth professor, and went to college at Columbia.

Chief Strategist:  Joel Benenson

Benenson, 63, serves as Clinton’s chief strategist despite being a white male from New York City. He’s mostly been a corporate consultant and also served as a strategist for Obama in 2008. The impending Clinton staff changes will actually give Benenson more power over the strategy team.

Media Advisor:  Jim Margolis

Another former Obama adviser, Margolis joined Team Clinton last year and is now one of her most senior advisers.

He previously worked for fellow white people 

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), 

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), 

John Kerry and Walter Mondale. White-haired Margolis’ blue eyes are now focused on helping Clinton to overcome the Sanders Surge. When the campaign is over, maybe he’ll finally have some time to help out with Oberlin College alumni events.

Pollsters:  John Anzalone and David Binder

Anzalone is a white man who used to work for Obama in 2008 and has worked with James Carville and Paul Begala. His Clinton campaign teammate David Binder is also a white man.

In addition to these senior staffers, Clinton’s communications team is stunningly white.

We should add that the candidates warming up in the Democrats bullpen, such as VP Biden or Secretary Kerry, are white men too. 

No matter what, a white person will be nominated by the Democrats in 2016. On the other side, the GOP could nominate a Hispanic. So much for the party talking up diversity for years.

Again, I don’t care because I judge people by the content of their character and hire them because of their talents. I don’t have a spread sheet to remind me of how many of this or that color I’ve surrounded myself with. 

My good parents taught me look at people and judge them as individuals, not part of some group. 

It looks as if the “gender” and “race” card have come back to haunt the people who invented them.  

This is happening because life is not good for African Americans in year 8 of our first African-American president.      

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February 13, 2016 at 4:59 am