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Archive for September 28th, 2016

A round table discussion of the Clinton-Trump debate

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We have invited many friends of our show to look at Monday’s first presidential debate……how did the two candidates do? who got the most out of the evening? how did the moderator do?…we had a question about ‘birthers’ but not one about Obama Care…………and other stories since the debate…………..

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Source: A round table discussion of the Clinton-Trump debate 09/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

1961: “Dr Kildare” made his TV debut

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“Dr Kildare” made its debut on TV on this day in 1961.       The series was on the air for 5 seasons, 191 episodes and made a star of Richard Chamberlain.   It was a fun series and well written.

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September 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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1938: We remember the great Ben E King

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Ben E King was born in North Carolina on this day in 1936.   He was one of the greatest voices of the 20th century.  

His career was amazing:  

King co-wrote and sang lead on “There Goes My Baby” and he and the Drifters followed with such hits as “Save the Last Dance for Me” and “This Magic Moment,” mostly written by the team of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and some of the most romantic and emotional ballads of the early rock era. King’s time with the Drifters was brief.

He left in the early ’60s because of a contract dispute, but had little trouble making hits on his own.

He broke through with “Spanish Harlem,” co-written by Phil Spector and Jerry Leiber, and sealed his name in music history with “Stand by Me.”

Co-written by Leiber and Mike Stoller, “Stand by Me” was a soaring declaration of dependence and support, chosen as one of the Songs of the Century by the Recording Industry Association of America and added earlier this year to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

John Lennon covered it in the 1970s and “Stand by Me” found new listeners in the ’80s when it was featured in the Rob Reiner movie of the same name.”    

Ben E King was fantastic!

 

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September 28, 2016 at 12:30 pm

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1961: “Hazel” made her TV debut

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Did you enjoy watching “Hazel”?   It was a hilarious TV show about Hazel the maid and The Baxters, a family somewhere in suburban USA.    

Shirley Boothe played “Hazel” and she did a great job.

It was funny.    The shows are now available in a DVD format:

 

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September 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

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September 28 and the great Ted Williams

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Ted Williams is featured twice on this day in history:

1941:

“Batting .399955, Ted Williams elects to play in a doubleheader against the A’s on the final day of the season rather than to back into the coveted .400 average because the number is rounded up. 

The ‘Splendor Splinter’ comes through by going 6-for-8 in the twin bill to finish the season with a .4057 mark (.406).”

1960:

“In his last a major league appearance, an at-bat that will be immortalized by John Updike’s Hub fans bid Kid Adieu, Ted Williams homers off Orioles’ hurler Jack Fischer. 

The Boston writer’s explanation of why the 41-year old superstar did not acknowledge the Fenway faithful’s thunderous ovation is because “Gods do not answer letters”. “

He also hit .388 in 1957!  

Was Williams the greatest hitter ever?    He is #1 on my list and I never saw him play.
  
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September 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

How can you do a presidential debate without a question about ObamaCare?

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(My new American Thinker post)

As the song goes, “another one bites the dust”! We just learned that another insurance carrier is out:

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee sent shock waves Monday across Tennessee with the company’s decision to exit the Obamacare exchange in Nashville, Memphis, and Knoxville, a move that highlights persistent volatility in the young health insurance marketplace.

Three years into the Affordable Care Act exchange, the state’s largest insurer is grappling with hefty losses and ongoing uncertainty on the marketplace. BCBST is open to coming fully back into the market once uncertainties about policies and the membership wane.

The insurer made “an extremely difficult but necessary decision” to leave the state’s three largest markets as it tries to manage its number of members to hit a break-even point after three years of losses, said Roy Vaughn, chief communications officer of BCBST.

The insurer is projecting losses approaching $500 million by the end of 2016. BCBST is not alone, as many insurers have been saddled with uncertainty and significant losses in the federally run marketplace.

Maybe Lester Holt, and his staff, were so busy studying “the birther” issue that this whole story just passed them by.

It is incredible to me that there were no questions about ObamaCare, a problem that will consume #45. Why didn’t Trump bring it up? He could have challenged the moderator to ask about it or simply bring it up during the economy discussion.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that Holt was part of some conspiracy. Worse than that — he doesn’t think that ObamaCare was important enough to be in the debate. That’s scary!

By the way, ObamaCare’s enrollment issues have now reached the point that the administration is hoping to use social media to pull in younger folks. Of course, it’s not that young people don’t know about ObamaCare. The real issue is that they don’t think it’s a good deal, whether you text or Facebook them!

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September 28, 2016 at 6:33 am

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