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National security challenges for the next president with Barry Jacobsen

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Guest: Barry Jacobsen, military historian and blogger……..we will look at the national security challenges facing the next president……China…..Iran and the Middle East……North Korea….expanding the US Armed Forces…..Mrs Clinton is promising not to send troops to the Middle East……Mr Trump is evasive about an ISIS plan…….and other political stories of the week…….. Click the link below to listen:

Source: National security challenges for the next president with Barry Jacobsen 09/09 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm

9-9-1965: Sandy Koufax and the perfect game

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Sandy Koufax won three unanimous Cy Young Awards (1963, 1965 and 1966).  

He was  one of the greatest pitchers in major league history:  165 wins, completed 137 and finished with a 2.76 ERA.    From 1961 to 1966, he won 129 games and five ERA titles.   They are arguably the greatest six seasons of any modern baseball pitcher. 

The story of Sandy Koufax added another chapter on this day in 1965:    

On September 9, 1965, at the peak of his baseball career, Koufax took the mound against fellow lefty Bob Hendley of the Chicago Cubs, and a pitcher’s duel for the ages ensued.

The Cubs were held scoreless, while the Dodgers scored just one run, in the fifth inning. Dodger Lou Johnson walked to lead off the inning, and then advanced to second on a sacrifice. He stole third and then scored when the Cubs catcher fumbled one of Hendley’s throws.

As it turned out, one run was all Koufax needed to bring home the victory. His fastballs, which seemed to rise as they reached the plate, whizzed past batters. His curveball was typically devastating, buckling batters at the knees, almost always crossing the plate as a strike after following its parabolic path.

As he closed in on a perfect game, Koufax faced the middle of the Cubs order.

He struck out Ron Santo and Ernie Banks in the eighth before striking out the side in the ninth to secure his first perfect game.    

Koufax retired after the 1966 season because of arm troubles.


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September 9, 2016 at 11:30 am

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1893: First Lady Frances Cleveland had a baby

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Here is a little baby history and The White House:   

On this day in 1893, President Grover Cleveland’s wife Frances becomes the first first lady to give birth in the White House when the couple’s daughter Esther is born. She remains the only child of a president to be born in the White House.    

The little girl became an instant celebrity.    

The Clevelands had another daughter, Ruth.   She was born between his two presidential terms.    We remember that Mr Cleveland was elected in 1884, defeated in 1888 and reelected in 1892.     He is the only man elected, defeated and elected again.


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September 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

We’re in trouble when the FBI director is this controversial

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(My new American Thinker post)

As someone who grew up watching that wonderful FBI series on TV, it is shocking to see what people are saying about Mr. Comey, the FBI Director.    I guess that’s what happens when you say that there is no evidence of intent on July 5th and then we spend the next two months learning that everything that Mrs. Clinton did was intended to evade the rules.

Roger Simon is calling for Mr. Comey to resign.   He won’t be the last one.    This is Mr. Simon’s argument:

If were I an FBI agent, I would despise James Comey. He has humiliated the FBI and all its employees. The institution will never be the same, at least not for decades to come. The FBI is no longer an instrument of justice. It is the reverse. It is an obfuscater of justice and an enabler of the rich and powerful. How depressing and disgusting.God help our republic.

Exaggerated? Not in the slightest.

Consider this:

Hillary Clinton, who had told us she had one cellphone, turned out to have had thirteen such phones and five iPads, all of which have mysteriously disappeared, two having been smashed by hammers — this, although the information on all of them was legally government property. Was she arrested for this or even cited? Did the FBI even ask why she did this or why she had so many phones? Some wag on television said she must have been a crack dealer.

More importantly, did the FBI even ask her the most obvious of questions: why in the world did she put ALL her government emails on a private home-brew server (and then have them deleted with the most advanced data eradication software available — five stars on CNET — two days after these emails came under subpoena)? Was that because the equally obvious answer — to avoid any possible public scrutiny of her actions (for a variety of suspicious reasons) — is itself felonious?

Like Mr. Simon, I reluctantly accepted Director Comey’s July 5th conclusion. Sorry but I can’t anymore.   

As someone who is very familiar with corruption in Latin America, let me tell you that we are creeping slowly to the status of a banana republic, i.e. rule for you and not for me!   From Mexico to Argentina, I’ve seen how countries and institutions are torn apart because those making the tough calls do not want to lock up the people in power.

Yes, Director Comey should resign.  Best of all, an honest Democrat, someone who cares more about the country than getting a check from Planned Parenthood, should call for his resignation.

For 25 years, the Clintons have been a menace to the rule of law, from the Senate Democrats who refused to convict President Clinton in 1998 to an FBI Director who is arguing what the meaning of intent is.

We’ve seen this movie in Latin America and the net result is capital flight and a law that nobody respects.

Sorry Director Comey but we are in deep trouble when the FBI is this caught up in politics.

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September 9, 2016 at 6:32 am