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Archive for August 28th, 2016

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda………….how much money have we paid Iran?..we will look back at the week that the campaign got very nasty……..Mrs Clinton plays the race card……..Mr Trump call Mrs Clinton a bigot…….Democrats have decided to use racism against Trump but will not return the many thousands of dollars that he has contributed to their campaigns……….the polls appear to be closing…….who is Huma Abedin after all………….thumbs up for The University of Chicago………..the US economy is really weak………Colin Kaepernick of The San Francisco 49ers did not stand up for the national anthem…………..we remember Martin Luther King in 1963 and the Democrats in Chicago 1968………..and other stories of the week………………..

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August 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

1774: We remember St. Elizabeth born in New York City

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Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born in New York City on this day in 1774.    Her life was very difficult as we can see in this story:   

Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born to an eminent physician, Richard Bayley, who served as the first health officer of New York City. Her mother, Catherine, was an Episcopal minister’s daughter who died before Elizabeth’s third birthday, leaving three daughters. Her father remarried and had four additional children. At age 19, Elizabeth married a wealthy shipping magnate, William Magee Seton, with whom she had five children in quick succession. Seton’s health deteriorated after his financial holdings collapsed and he died of tuberculosis in Italy shortly before the couple’s 10th anniversary. Elizabeth’s eldest daughter followed her father to the grave nine years later.

Following these traumas, Elizabeth, who was raised an Episcopalian, received her first Holy Communion and became a Roman Catholic on March 25, 1805. Seton taught in order to support her family and believed in free education for all children, male and female. In pursuit of this goal, she founded the nation’s first Catholic school in Baltimore, which had been the capital of the Catholic colony of Maryland. The school, St. Joseph’s Academy and Free School, would eventually become part of Mount Saint Mary’s University.

In 1809, Seton took vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, along with the moniker “Mother Seton.” She then founded the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, also in Maryland. Her efforts to establish Catholic institutions in the new United States, protected by the Bill of Rights’ guarantee of freedom of religion, saw her beatified in 1963, and canonized in 1975. Seton Hall University in New Jersey was named in her honor.

She founded the first Catholic school in the US and became the first US-born saint beatified by the Roman Catholic Church.

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August 28, 2016 at 7:00 am

Trump wasn’t a racist when he contributed to Democrats

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(My new American Thinker post)

During the primary reason, Mr. Trump was often attacked by the others on the stage for having contributed to Democrats over the years.  We remember Senator Cruz for this:

Donald Trump has consistently financed the campaigns of some of the most liberal politicians in the country[.] … California is perhaps one of the more egregious examples. From supporting high taxes and heavy regulation to amnesty and sanctuary cities, the top three officials in California have been a disaster for the state. A number of qualified Republican candidates ran to fix California’s problems, but Trump decided to back liberal Democrats against them.

I am not trying to fight the primary all over again.  I am simply demonstrating the hypocrisy of those Democrats who have suddenly discovered that Mr. Trump is a racist.

The Clinton Foundation received at least $105,000 from Trump – money not returned!

Trump may have funded Planned Parenthood, too, although we won’t know for sure until tax returns are released.

And he gave to other Democrats, as Rolling Stone wrote last spring:

An examination of Trump’s donations since 1998 reveals that the bulk of Trump’s political largesse has gone to politicians in places where he does business — like Florida, where he long supported disgraced politico Mark Foley; Nevada, where he’s given $9,400 to Democratic Sen. Harry Reid over the years; and of course New York, where notables like Chuck Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Anthony Weiner have all received Trump dough.

Again, I understand Trump’s logic here.  He was donating to people in places where he did business.  Nothing shocking about that.

My problem is that none of these Democrats has returned the money, especially now that the Clinton campaign is targeting Trump for racism, sexism, and whatever other “ism” is out there.

Someone, especially Mrs. Clinton or President Obama, should call on Democrats to return and disassociate themselves from any Trump money.

As I said, no one called him a racist when he contributed to Democrats.  It proves once again that the word “racist” these days has nothing to do with race.   

Calling someone a racist in our political landscape means two things:

1) He is a GOP candidate.

2) And more importantly, the Democrat using the word “racist” does not want to talk about serious issues, such as black unemployment (8.4%), Democrat leaders sending their kids to private schools or the state of the very weak U.S. economy (GDP 1.1%).

Memo to Democrats: return Trump’s money, or we will continue to call hypocrisy!

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August 28, 2016 at 5:47 am