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Archive for September 1st, 2016

“See you in September” and there is danger in the summer moon above!

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A song about saying goodbye in June and reconnecting in the new school year starting in September.  

Such a song is “See you in September”.    

In fact, the song has had several lives, from The Tempos to The Happenings to quite a few others.    It is really a great song:

See you in September…..

“I’ll be alone each and every night
While you’re away, don’t forget to write
Bye-bye, so long, farewell Bye-bye, so long
See you in September
See you when the summer’s through
Here we are (bye, baby, goodbye)
Saying goodbye at the station (bye, baby, goodbye)
Summer vacation (bye, baby bye, baby)
Is taking you away (bye, baby, goodbye)

Have a good time but remember
There is danger in the summer moon above
Will I see you in September.
Or lose you to a summer love

Countin the days til I’ll be with you
Counting the hours and the minutes too….
Bye bye so long farewell………..”

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September 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Trump in Mexico and big changes in Brazil

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September 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Happy birthday # 70 to Barry Gibb

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Today, we say happy birthday to Barry Gibb, one of our very favorite songwriters and performers of the pop/rock era.

We add that Barry and Linda were also married on this day in 1969.  Happy # 47 to them!

Barry, and his younger brothers (Robin & Maurice), composed and recorded some of the greatest songs of the last 40 years! The Bee Gees sold over 200 million records during their remarkable musical career.

We remember “Words” of Barry’s most popular lead vocal:

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September 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

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September 1, 1939: Germany invaded Poland

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On this day in 1939, the world woke up to the reality of war:    

At 4:45 a.m., some 1.5 million German troops invade Poland all along its 1,750-mile border with German-controlled territory. Simultaneously, the German Luftwaffe bombed Polish airfields, and German warships and U-boats attacked Polish naval forces in the Baltic Sea. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler claimed the massive invasion was a defensive action, but Britain and France were not convinced.

On September 3, they declared war on Germany, initiating World War II.

And so started what we now call World War II.    The US stayed out until 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.    

We discussed the German invasion of Poland with Barry Jacobsen a few weeks ago:

 

 

 

 

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September 1, 2016 at 8:00 am

A victory for the rule of law in Brazil

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Dilma Rousseff

 

(My new American Thinker post)

We just learned that President Dilma Rouseff has been ousted from the presidency

Brazil’s Senate ousted Dilma Rousseff as president Wednesday, voting overwhelmingly to impeach the leftist leader in the culmination of a protracted process that has divided the country.

The vote to impeach Rousseff was 61 to 20. Two-thirds of senators — 54 out of 81 — were needed for impeachment to pass.

Senators broke into cheering and applause after the electronic voting was announced, concluding a process that was given the go-head in December.

My guess is that her mentor Lula will be next. It has not been a good 12 months for the left!

This is a great victory for the rule of law in Latin America, although we warn you that crony capitalism is not going away overnight. Nevertheless, the ousting of Rouseff confirms that corruption has its limits even in a country where people looked the other way as long the economy was booming.

It is a great victory for those of us who see signs in Latin America, from Argentina to Chile to Colombia to Mexico, that a middle class is rejecting the taxes that feed administrative bureaucracies unaccountable to no one.

It will take a while to cleanse Latin America of this chronic corruption. However, this is a step in the right direction for those of who believe that corruption (i.e. crony capitalism) is holding back so much of this region.

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September 1, 2016 at 6:28 am