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Archive for September 18th, 2016

Manufacturing in the US and Ford moving more operations to Mexico

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Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker………we discuss the state of manufacturing in the US……..the context is that Ford Motor Co announced that they are moving major operations to Mexico…… can the US come back and become a place to manufacture again………plus other stories……….

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Source: Manufacturing in the US and Ford moving more operations to Mexico 09/18 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

We remember Harvey Haddix (1925-1994)

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Harvey Haddix won 136 games with a very decent 3.63 ERA.   He even won 20 games with the Pirates in 1953.   In fact, he won 50 games over a 3-year span, 1953-55.    Haddix was very effective in the 1960 World Series against New York.  

Nevertheless, we remember him for one game that he lost on May 26, 1959.  This is the game that he pitched 12 perfect innings and lost the game in the 13th!

Haddix died in 1994.

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September 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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Fidel Castro arrived in New York in the middle of the 1960 presidential election

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Fidel Castro arrived in New York on this day in 1960:

“In September 1960, Castro led a delegation to New York City to address the United Nations General Assembly. He and his entourage caused an immediate sensation by deciding to stay at the Theresa Hotel in Harlem. While there, Castro met with a number of African-American leaders, including Malcolm X from the Nation of Islam and the poet Langston Hughes.

On September 26, Castro delivered a blistering attack on what he termed American “aggression” and “imperialism.”

For over four hours, Castro lambasted U.S. policy toward Cuba and other nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. The United States, he declared, had “decreed the destruction” of his revolutionary government.

Castro’s visit and lengthy public denunciation marked the final breaking point in relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

In January 1961, the Eisenhower administration severed all diplomatic relations with Cuba.”

Cuba also became a hot topic in the Kennedy-Nixon debates.   Kennedy took a very tough posture toward Castro.

Unfortunately, President Kennedy did not support the men of Brigade 2506 at The Bay of Pigs.   It turned into a huge victory for the Castro regime and the invasion was followed by severe repression against anti-Castro Cubans in the island.

The Missile Crisis followed 18 months later!

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September 18, 2016 at 9:00 am

We remember Greta Garbo (1905-1990)

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Greta Lovisa Gustafsson was born in Stockholm on this day in 1905.  

We know her as Greta Garbo, the outstanding actress of so many great movies.

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September 18, 2016 at 8:30 am

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Happy # 76 Frankie Avalon

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We say Happy # 76 to Frankie Avalon, one of the greatest teen idols of all time.  His big hit was “Venus” and then he made a bunch of movies with Annette Funicello.   Great talent!

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September 18, 2016 at 8:00 am

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Obama, the original birther enabler

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"They don't suspect a thing down there - They think Obama was born on Earth."

(My new American Thinker post)

I am happy that this birther movement has finally passed away.  I never bought into it, and I felt that it gave Democrat-friendly reporters something else to ask the GOP about.   

After all, it’s better to ask about birthers and about David Duke – a man, by the way, whose name I’ve never heard mentioned in countless of GOP meetings.  This is certainly a lot better than to ask about black youth unemployment, the lousy inner-city public schools that a lot of Democrat leaders like the Obamas and Clintons do not send their kids to, the total and complete mess in the Middle East, and a GDP that has not been anywhere near 3% since President Obama came into office.   

So goodbye, birthers!  At the same time, let’s remember a couple of things about this birther movement that are not often mentioned in the media in the tank for Hillary Clinton.

First, it was actually Mr. Obama who told us he was Kenyan.  It happened when his literary agent said so.  Later it was corrected, as I understand.  Did Mr. Obama know that?  Was it a mistake?  Maybe so.

Let me add this: I am not a famous author like Mr. Obama, but I would have lost a lot of credibility if someone had mentioned in a press release that I was born in Sweden and then wrote a story about a Cuban kid going to Wisconsin.  I would have gone out of my way to correct the mistake.  Obama didn’t, and that’s weird.  Maybe he was just too busy being a community organizer in Chicago!

Second, it was the Clinton ’08 team that put this whole issue on the front pages.  Patti Doyle of Clinton ’08 admitted that it was the work of a “rogue” staffer.  I guess someone in the Clinton ’08 staff wanted to start a rumor that Mr. Obama is not American.  Imagine that!  How deplorable!  Then Sid Blumenthal got into the act, as he always does when the Clintons need an assassin.

So goodbye, birther movement.  Now maybe the media will finally start talking about issues and stop asking about David Duke!

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September 18, 2016 at 7:15 am