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Obama a terrorist from GITMO is missing in Uruguay

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(My new Babalu post)

Guess what?   One of the 5 guys that President Obama released to Uruguay is missing.  He is one of the 5 sent to Uruguay last year.   This is from Representative Royce’s office:

““The Obama administration is pushing dangerous detainees to countries that it knows can’t handle them. We’ve seen it across the globe, from Afghanistan, an active war zone, to Ghana, a country with limited security resources. And now, in Uruguay, a dangerous jihadist has gone missing in neighboring to Brazil.””

Uruguay has a big border with Brazil.   Let’s hope that we can find this criminal and send him back to GITMO.    

In the meantime, why is President Obama releasing these men anyway?    They are not victims.  They are deadly terrorists!

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June 18, 2016 at 9:30 pm

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Let’s chat with Chris Corbett about the state of the GOP heading to Cleveland

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Guest:    Chris Corbett, North Texas conservative, joins me for a chat about the GOP…….the convention is a month away……..there are still many GOP leaders who have not endorsed Trump……..Gingrich appears to be the most popular choice for a Trump VP……..and more stories………Click to listen: 

Source: Let’s chat with Chris Corbett about the state of the GOP heading to Cleveland 06/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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June 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

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The War of 1812 and how First Lady Dolley Madison saved the Washington portrait

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We all remember The War of 1812.  Some call it the second revolutionary war.   It started on June 18, 1812.

It was also the war that put First Lady Madison in our memory books:

“According to the White House Historical Society and Dolley’s personal letters, PresidentJames Madison left the White House on August 22 to meet with his generals on the battlefield, as British troops threatened to enter the capitol. Before leaving, he asked his wife Dolley if she had the “courage or firmness” to wait for his intended return the next day. 

He asked her to gather important state papers and be prepared to abandon the White House at any moment. 

The next day, Dolley and a few servants scanned the horizon with spyglasses waiting for either Madison or the British army to show up. 

As British troops gathered in the distance, Dolley decided to abandon the couple’s personal belongings and save the full-length portrait of former president and national icon George Washington from desecration by vengeful British soldiers, many of whom would have rejoiced in humiliating England’s former colonists.

Dolley wrote to her sister on the night of August 23 that a friend who came to help her escape was exasperated at her insistence on saving the portrait. Since the painting was screwed to the wall she ordered the frame to be broken and the canvas pulled out and rolled up. 
Two unidentified “gentlemen from New York” hustled it away for safe-keeping. (Unbeknownst to Dolley, the portrait was actually a copy of Gilbert Stuart’s original). 
The task complete, Dolley wrote “and now, dear sister, I must leave this house, or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take.” 
Dolley left the White House and found her husband at their predetermined meeting place in the middle of a thunderstorm.
The next night, August 24, British troops enjoyed feasting on White House food using the president’s silverware and china before burning the building. 
Although they were able to return to Washington only three days later when British troops moved on, the Madisons were not again able to take up residence in the White House and lived out the rest of his term in the city’s Octagon House. 
It was not until 1817 that newly elected President James Monroe moved back into the reconstructed building.”


What a daring and brave act by First Lady Dolley Madison.

Most Americans today know the First Lady’s name. Some people even take her into consideration when they vote. It was not that way back in 1814.

Nevertheless, Mrs Madison went in, saved the portrait and preserved an important part of US history.

I think that she also confirmed how The Founding Fathers admired President Washington. It’s obvious that Mrs Madison admired him too and understood his very unique place in US history.

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June 18, 2016 at 7:42 am

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Happy # 74 to Paul McCartney

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The amazing Paul McCartney is 74 today!

Back in 1963, The Beatles recorded their second UK LP.

It included “Til there was you”.    The LP did not chart in the US but did very well in the UK.

Eventually, they exploded over here with “I want to hold your hand” in January ’64. Shortly after, “Til there was you” was one of the 12 songs in the legendary “Meet The Beatles“.  

We remember Paul with a great song, originally from “The music man” and Broadway:



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June 18, 2016 at 7:00 am

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1972: We remember the Watergate break‐in

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(My new American Thinker post)

The Watergate break-in happened this week in 1972. It always gets a lot of coverage from reporters every year. It’s becomes a day for liberal morality rants. Nixon this and Nixon that!

To be honest, President Nixon made mistakes, from defending his staff to participating in a cover-up. He admitted many of these mistakes in his memoirs published in 1978.   

Let me add that RN is a great history book going back to Nixon’s first campaign in 1946, his close relationship with fellow House member John F Kennedy, the Alger Hiss case, his run for the U.S. Senate, getting selected by President Eisenhower, the Checkers speech, the vice presidency, his loss to the aforementioned JFK, his comeback in 1968 and the almost two term presidency. It reads like a postwar history class!

Over the years, I’ve recommended one book for those hoping to learn about Nixon.    
I am not saying that you are going to fall in love with Richard Nixon. At the same time, you will learn that he was not some kind of a monster.

The book is Tom Wicker’s One of Us. This is one of the best books about Mr Nixon because Wicker was a liberal journalist. Mr. Wicker related that Nixon was a mainstream type of politician. 

His presidency was not some right-wing movement. Nixon signed the executive orders that gave us affirmative action and the EPA. It was Nixon’s pen that signed Title IX, which opened up college sports for women.

Indeed, thousands of young blacks got into elite schools because of Nixon’s affirmative action executive order. Robert J. Brown, Chairman and CEO of B&C Associates and former Special Assistant to President Nixon, wrote that he was very proud of President Nixon’s commitment to civil rights.

Wicker also reviewed Nixon’s foreign policy. He found that he had a lot in common with JFK, Humphrey and LBJ. In fact, Nixon, JFK, Humphrey and LBJ would find Howard Dean and Bernie Sanders as weird as I do.

Wicker reminded us that Nixon went to China, perhaps one of the boldest foreign policy visits in history. Only a conservative like Nixon had the domestic credibility to make that trip.

Let me repeat it. June 17th has turned into a day to hear morality rants from the liberals. However, there was a lot more to Nixon than Watergate!

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June 18, 2016 at 6:00 am

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