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9-11: What was it like to be parents that morning?

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We celebrate 15 years of 9-11, or the most significant day of our generation.

We killed Bin Laden back in May 2011  but the terrorist threat remains.  We have to stay in full alert, specially against the “lone wolf” who may try avenge Bin Laden’s death.

However, my biggest “9-11 morning memory” was thinking about my wife, three sons in school and everybody else in the family.

I remember watching the second plane hit the tower around 8am CT.   It was absolutely stunning to watch two passenger planes hit the WTC.

A few minutes later, my wife walked in from taking the boys to school.

I told my wife that something bad was happening and that we should be prepared for picking up the kids in school at a moment’s notice.

Like most fathers, I was concerned that there were other attacks pending and specially in a major city like Dallas.  We have lots of tall buildings and a nuclear plant in the area.

It was a very scary day and one that brought a lot of families together.  It certainly made us appreciate each other and the value of human life.

My worst memory of that day was watching people jump to their death.  It was heartbreaking to watch human beings choose between jumping from the 90th floor or burning to death.  

Remember those men & their families the next time that some leftist clown talks about “water boarding” the people who planned that awful day!

9-11… seems like it was just yesterday!

Last, but not least, we were very lucky that day that Pres Bush and VP Cheney were at the helm.  I believe that their reaction and commitment to defending the homeland were superb.

P.S. Listen to our # 2 son remember 9-11 as a 7th grader:



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September 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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9-11 plus 15, the election and a few other thoughts

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We look at 9-11 plus 15……memories of that terrible plus a look at a very consequential 15 years since we saw those planes hit the towers……..Afghanistan…..Iraq……..the spread of terrorism all over the world…….Russia and China showing their muscle……..and what it all means for the next president………a quick look at the polls…… looks like a dead heat but anything can happen………..and other political stories of the week……………….. Click the link below to listen:

Source: 9-11 plus 15, the election and a few other thoughts 09/10 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm

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We remember Roger Maris (1934-1985)

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Roger Maris was born in Minnesota and grew up in South Dakota.   He broke with Cleveland in 1957 (14 HR) but wound up with Kansas City.   

After the 1959 season, Maris was traded to the New York Yankees and won the AL MVP in 1960.   Then came 61 in 1961, the story that put him on the front pages.   He finished his career with the Cardinals and played in the 1967 and 1968 World Series.    
Overall, he finished with 275 HR (203 with the Yankees 1960-66).    Sadly, he died in 1985 from cancer.   The asterisk next to his home run record was eventually removed in 1991.    

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September 10, 2016 at 9:30 am

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Happy # 72 Jose Feliciano

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The great José Montserrate Feliciano García was born in Puerto Rico.      

We say happy # 72 to Jose Feliciano, one of the best voices of the pop era.    He became well known with his version of The Doors’ “Light my fire”.    

His song “Feliz Navidad” is extremely popular at Christmas time.    

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

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September 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

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The Boston Massacre 1978: Yankees sweep Red Sox

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In July 1978, Boston had a 14-game lead over New York.  

In August, the Yankees started to win and the Red Sox started to lose.   To be fair, Boston was hit with a ton of injuries.

In early September, the Yankees came into Boston 4 games back.   They left Boston tied for first.   New York swept a 4 game series outscoring Boston, 67-21.    

It was brutal for the home fans who could not believe what they were watching:   

The Yankees won all four games by an average margin of over eight runs.
In the four games, Lou Piniella was 10-for-16 with five RBIs, White was 8-for-15, Randolph 8-for-16 with six RBIs, Munson 8-for-16 with three RBIs, and Rivers 5-for-13. A Yankees shortstop named Bucky Dent was 7-for-18 with seven RBIs.   (MLB)

To their credit, Boston won the last 9 and forced a dramatic one game playoff in Fenway.   The Yankees won it on Bucky Dent’s HR.


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September 10, 2016 at 8:07 am

Who respects President Obama? Raul Castro and the Chinese don’t

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(My new American Thinker post)

President Obama’s trip to China and the “stairs” incident put the bow on two terms of trying to popular rather than respected. I just hope that #45 understands what he or she is walking into.

This is what happened in China, as explained by Dr. Krauthammer:

The president of the United States lands with all the majesty of Air Force One, waiting to exit the front door and stride down the rolling staircase to the red-carpeted tarmac. 

Except that there is no rolling staircase. 

He is forced to exit — as one China expert put it rather undiplomatically — through “the ass” of the plane.

We don’t know if the incident was planned or accidental. However, all of the leaders got the usual treatment and “hope and change” didn’t. And no one apologized for doing this to the president of the U.S. As they say, actions speak louder than words.

It started in Egypt in 2009 with a speech that blamed the U.S., followed by a revolution in Iran that he didn’t pay attention to, a withdrawal from Iraq that left a vacuum for ISIS to grow and expand in, to drawing a red line that he didn’t enforce, to making a deal with Cuba that benefited the Castros not the U.S., to an Iran nuclear deal that he was desperate to make no matter how much cash the other side demanded, to allowing Iran boats to bully the U.S. Navy to Russian MiGs flying feet over our ships.

Wonder what’s next on the long line of cheap shots at the U.S.?   

We are living in extremely dangerous times and President Obama does not have a clue. Worse than that, no one in the U.S. media is bothering to ask him about it or hold him accountable for the disarray. The media is obsessed with Trump, Mrs. Clinton is promising not to send ground troops and our enemies are enjoying it a great deal.    

The Chinese forgot the donkey to remind our president that he is a Democrat and something else that I’ll leave to your imagination.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.


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September 10, 2016 at 7:19 am