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Happy # 83 to Julia “Catwoman” Newmar

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The character of “Catwoman” goes back to the comics of the 1940’s.  

Julia Newmar played “Catwoman” in the Batman TV series from the 1960’s.    In the TV series, she was very beautiful in everyone’s favorite villain.  

She was born in LA and a Mayflower descendant according to her website.

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August 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

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Happy # 45 Jorge Posada

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We say happy # 45 to Jorge Posada, the great Yankee catcher.   Jorge was one of the key players in the Yankees’ 5 World Series victories from 1996-2009.    

Posada broke with the Yankees in 1995 but did not become the full time catcher until 1997.    He played 17 years with the Yankees and put together some great numbers:  .273 average, 275 HR & 1,065 RBI.  

A great Yankee!


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August 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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Brazil and the Olympics, Mexico, Venezuela plus other stories

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Guest: Fausta Rodriguez Wertz, the editor of Fausta’s Blog, joins me for a look at the impeachment in Brazil plus the Olympics………..NBC and ratings are down……….more detainees released from GITMO……….La Leche kidnapping in Mexico……………the Mexican First Lady and the house in Florida……………..Venezuela and malaria……The Starwood Hotel in Cuba and US laws…………..and other stories of the week……………….. Click the link below to listen: 

Source: Brazil and the Olympics, Mexico, Venezuela plus other stories 08/17 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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August 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm

Is Obama closing Gitmo to prepare his post‐presidency?

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(My new American Thinker post)

Over the last couple of years, President Obama has made a nuclear deal with Iran, put a U.S. Embassy in Cuba and continues to release terrorists from Gitmo, as reported by USA Today:

Rep. Ed Royce, the California Republican who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, called the released detainees “hardened terrorists” who will be a threat for years.

“In its race to close Gitmo, the Obama administration is doubling down on policies that put American lives at risk,” Royce said in a statement. “Once again, hardened terrorists are being released to foreign countries where they will be a threat.”

The Pentagon, in a statement, said an inter-agency review board considered their potential threat to security and unanimously approved six of the 15 for release, A consensus was reached on release of the remaining nine. 

There are 61 detainees remaining at Guantanamo.

Are we safer? How can you put terrorists back in the game and assume that they will pursue a peaceful path?   

So why is President Obama doing this?  

My theory is that he is planning his post presidency. He wants to be an American version of Nelson Mandela, a man who travels around the Third World and left-wing precincts.    

How do you get a standing ovation in those corners? Mr. Obama can say that he ended wars, closed Gitmo, ended the isolation of Cuba and signed a nuclear deal with Iran. All of these positions are extremely popular in the anti-U.S. corners of the world!

I ask again: how are any of these actions good for the U.S.? They are not, from a nuclear deal with Iran to throwing dissidents under the bus in Cuba to releasing more terrorists that attack us around the world.

Sadly, there is no one in the Democratic Party willing to stand up and tell President Obama to stop it.

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August 17, 2016 at 6:43 am

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