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Archive for September 5th, 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……….We will look at the 2016 election and polls that show the race tightening……is it really?………the battle for the US Senate……..more news about Mrs Clinton, the emails and server……..Mrs Clinton can not recall………….Labor Day and the US economy 2016…………Americans are apprehensive about national security……President Obama in China….and other stories of the week……..

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 09/05 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Tres Patines on Hillary: “A la reja”

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How can anyone still think Mrs. Clinton has judgment or any character after the latest “dump,” as discussed by Bre Payton:

Clinton told the FBI that she didn’t pay attention to the different levels of classification, and that she didn’t understand that an email containing a “(C)” meant “classified,” but that she thought they were marked “alphabetical order.”

Her claims of ignorance – whether they’re true or not – violate an agreement she signed during her first day on the job in the State Department.

From the very beginning of her tenure as secretary of State, Clinton signed a non-disclosure agreement acknowledging that it was her responsibility to ascertain whether documents contained classified information. She also acknowledged the criminal penalties she would face if she disclosed government secrets.

She didn’t know that “C” meant classified?  Are you kidding me?  What else could it mean? Careful?  Candy?  Chicago Cubs?  And these are the same people who got all over Trump because he didn’t know about the nuclear triad?

At some point, you have to say Mrs. Clinton is either unfit for a responsible position or too much of a liar.

In my book, those are not good attributes for the person who will have to put the Middle East back together, tackle the collapse of Obamacare, and probably go on TV to announce that your son is headed to war again.

If she were an employee, she’d be fired.  If she stood before a jury, no one would buy her story that she did not know that “C” meant classified.

No serious person can believe this candidacy anymore.

Mrs. Clinton is unfit to lead, and I have a funny feeling that many Democrats are coming to the same conclusion.

Tres Patines got it right:   “A la reja”

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September 5, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Happy #80 Bill Mazeroski

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We say happy # 80 to Bill Mazeroski, the Pirate who hit a bottom of the 9th home run to beat the Yankees in game 7 of the 1960 World Series.  

Mazeroski broke with Pittsburgh in 1956 and played until 1972:  He hit .260 with 2,016 hits in 2,163 games.   He won 8 Gold Gloves at second base.

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September 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

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1964: “The house of the rising sun” was # 1 this week

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The British invasion of 1964 had one more hit this week.   It was “The House of the rising sun” by The Animals.    Lead singer Eric Burdon and the band were huge fans of American R&B and blues.    

The Animals had other hits, including “San Franciscan nights” and “Sky pilot”.   EEric Burdon had a big hit on his own called “Spill the wine”.

Nevertheless, this tune became  their signature song:

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September 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

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Jesse James (1847-1882)

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Jesse James was born on this day in 1882 in Missouri.    

Jesse and his brother robbed banks and trains.     They stole over $ 200,000!

They also killed a lot of innocent people.  

I saw in a documentary that he never accepted the South’s defeat in The Civil War.   He robbed banks and trains because he saw them as part of the North destroying Southern culture.

Jesse was killed in 1882.   He became a folk hero after his death.   They wrote books and even made movies about him, such as this one from 1939 with Tyrone Power:

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September 5, 2016 at 8:30 am

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Labor Day and watching “Angels in the outfield”

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Flipping channels and I found “Angels in the outfield”, the 1951 movie about angels and baseball.      The movie is a combination of  “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Field of dreams”.    It is great! 

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September 5, 2016 at 8:00 am

Another Labor Day in the era of low labor participation

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(My new American Thinker post)

Buckle your seat belts because President Obama’s approval ratings areactually over 50%. I’d love to ask those people a simple question:  Do you follow the news?    

How does he do it? I guess a little help from a “blind love” media is probably behind that. 

The latest jobs reads a lot like the last jobs report. This is from CNBC:

In addition to the below-expectation number, wage growth actually took a step back, with hourly earnings up just 3 cents and an annualized pace of 2.4 percent. The average work week declined 0.1 percent to 34.3 hours.

That was largely because the biggest jobs gains came in bars and restaurants, which added 34,000 positions. 

Social assistance grew by 22,000, professional and business services added 22,000 and Wall Street-related positions grew by 15,000. Health care also contributed 14,000.

Let’s hear it for the bars and restaurants. I hear that they are doing quite well around Wrigley Field or wherever the Cubs go for a series these days.

On a more serious note, high paying jobs, such as in manufacturing or construction were reduced a bit. More bad news:  hours worked the lowest since 2011.

To be fair, August is always a bit of slow month so maybe the October report will give us something to cheer about.  

In the meantime, we celebrate another Labor Day in The Age of Obama where the busiest avenue is the one traveled by those who are not participating in the labor force, i.e. all 94 million!

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September 5, 2016 at 6:53 am