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Archive for September 30th, 2016

A look at the US Senate races & Clinton-Trump with Chris Corbett 

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Guest: Chris Corbett, North Texas conservative activist….will look back at the Trump-Clinton debate……what happens next? Advice to Mr Trump………we will also look at the GOP effort to keep the US Senate…….and more stories……….

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Source: A look at the US Senate races & Clinton-Trump with Chris Corbett 09/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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September 30, 2016 at 8:30 pm

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1972: Clemente and # 3,000

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The great Roberto Clemente got # 3,000 on this day in 1972.   It turned out to be his last major league hit because he died in a plane crash 3 months later.   This is how Gregory H. Wolf recalled the moment:   

Clemente came to the plate again to lead off the fourth inning in a scoreless game. Once again the crowd was on its feet, cheering on the former MVP entering the twilight of his illustrious career. “Everyone’s standing,” said Bob Prince on the KDKA radio broadcast, “and they want Bobby to get that big number 3,000.”6 Clemente looked at Matlack’s first pitch. The partisan crowd groaned disapprovingly as home-plate umpire John Kibler called strike one. On the next pitch, Clemente lunged to reach a breaking ball over the outside of the plate and connected. “Bobby hits a drive into the gap in left-center field,” said Prince excitedly. “There she is.”7 Clemente scampered to second base standing up while the crowd cheered wildly. “He jumped on the curveball and delivered the type of hit he’s produced so many times before,” wrote Smizik.8 Said Clemente after the game, “It was the same pitch he struck me out on in the first inning.”9 Clemente became just the 11th player to reach 3,000 hits. Second-base umpire Doug Harvey briefly stopped the game to give the ball to Clemente, who tossed it over to first-base coach Don Leppert.

It was only fitting that Clemente tallied the game’s first and the Pirates’ winning run. With the crowd still standing, he scampered to third on a passed ball, and subsequently scored on Manny Sanguillen’s one-out single to left field. Two batters later, Jackie Hernandez tripled, driving in Sanguillen and Richie Zisk (who had walked) to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead.

In between innings, the Mets’ Willie Mays, who had become the 10th member of the 3,000-hit club in July 1970, defied custom by leaving the visitors’ dugout to congratulate Clemente on the Pirates’ bench. Afterward Clemente jogged out to right field to start the fifth inning and doffed his cap to a still-standing crowd. Ellis set down the side in order, his fifth consecutive hitless inning.

Clemente was due up with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, but his day was done. Virdon sent in 35-year-old Bill Mazeroski, set to retire at the end of the season, to pinch-hit. A teammate with Clemente and Virdon on the 1960 World Series champion Pirates, Maz popped out to second.

With Clemente out of the game, the remainder of the contest was anticlimactic. Ellis left after the sixth inning, in which he yielded his first and only hit of the game. Willie Stargell and Zisk led off the sixth with walks, and scored when Wayne Garrett misplayed Sanguillen’s hot chopper to third base for a two-base error. Staked to a 5-0 lead, the Pirates’ Bob Johnson held the Mets to just one hit in three scoreless innings of relief to preserve the victory for Ellis.

Reporters gathered around Clemente in the Pirates’ dressing room after the game. While players congratulated him, there was no champagne or extravagant celebration. An intensively private person, Clemente was quick to deflect attention and give credit to all those who had supported him since he started playing baseball. “I dedicate this hit to the fans of Pittsburgh,” he said. “They have been wonderful. And to the people back home in Puerto Rico, but especially to the fellow who pushed me to play baseball. Roberto Marin.”10

“I’m glad it’s over,” said Clemente honestly about his chase for 3,000 hits. “Now I can get some sleep.”11 The Pirates announced that he would not play in the club’s final three games to rest his aching feet in preparation for their division playoff series with the Cincinnati Reds, scheduled to open on October 7 in Pittsburgh.

Clemente was honored the next day in a brief ceremony before the finale of the Pirates-Mets series. As the crowd of more than 30,000 gave him a standing ovation, a visibly moved Clemente accepted a trophy. After the game Clemente once again reflected on the support he had received throughout 18 years playing in Pittsburgh. “We are here for the purpose to win for the fans. That is who we work for. Not for (GM) Joe Brown. He does not pay our salary. The fans pay our salary.”12

Clemente collected his 3,000th hit in his final at-bat of the 1972 season. No one could have expected that it would be his last. On December 31, 1972, the Great One died with four others when his cargo plane crashed off the coast of Puerto Rico en route to delivering relief supplies to Nicaragua following a disastrous earthquake.    

I recall reading about # 3,000 the next day in the sports pages.  

Sadly, I recall hearing about that plane crash too.  It was a shock!

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September 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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1868: “Little women” was published

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Louisa May Alcott’s “Little women” was published on this day in 1868.   It became one of the most popular books ever.

Over the years, a few movies based on the book have been released.

The 1949 version, with Meg (Janet Leigh), Jo (June Allyson), Amy (Elizabeth Taylor), Beth (Margaret O’Brien) and Mrs March (Mary Astor), is my favorite.    

It is often shown on TCM and it is a nice story about family.   It was very good.

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September 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

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Remember the ones about keeping your own doctor and troops out of Iraq?

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(My new American Thinker post)

Year eight and credibility is a huge problem for the “hope and change” man!

We are sending more troops to Iraq, but don’t call them combat troops. Like LBJ in 1964, the Obama administration, and Clinton campaign, want you to understand that having U.S. troops in a war zone does not mean that anyone will shoot at them. I guess they will all neatly line up behind others

Year eight and credibility is a huge problem for the “hope and change” man!

We are sending more troops to Iraq, but don’t call them combat troops. Like LBJ in 1964, the Obama administration, and Clinton campaign, want you to understand that having U.S. troops in a war zone does not mean that anyone will shoot at them. I guess they will all neatly line up behind others and just watch the firefight, sort of like an Obama war video game. I just hope that the Obama fanatics read their history about Vietnam.

The irony is that we now have 5,000 troops in Iraq on the 7th anniversary of our withdrawal from Iraq. As the aforementioned articles explains, the White House claims that this is all consistent with Obama’s policy! In other words, I guess that meant to withdraw the troops, gloat about it 2012, and then put them back at the end of his second term.

Over at the ObamaCare office, the so-called “signature legislation” is in trouble. It is now apparent to anyone that the program will have to be dismantled unless the next president wants to call for a huge tax increase. Forget “single payer”. It only happens when Democrats are speaking to their partisans!

In fact, The Affordable Health Care Act is only affordable for those who are not paying for it. AHCA is also making it more difficult for people to afford it, as we see from Dan Springer:

When Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey announced recently that it’s $46 million in debt and shutting down, it became the 17th failed ObamaCare co-op since the Affordable Care Act launched three years ago.

Those failures — just six of the original 23 co-ops remain — have left hundreds of thousands of people scrambling for coverage.

Meanwhile, insurers claiming big losses are leaving some state exchanges — including Indiana University Health Plans, whose exit is expected to result in 27,000 Indiana residents losing ObamaCare plans in 2017. And companies still operating in the federal and state exchanges are raising premiums for next year.

Together, the developments are posing new challenges for Americans seeking affordable coverage, and show the highly touted overhaul of the country’s health care system is in some cases not yielding the savings President Obama once promised.

Like pulling troops out of Iraq, the $875 billion stimulus that did not stimulate and now ObamaCare everything but affordable.

I have one question: Where would President Obama’s approvals be if we had an honest idea willing to get out of the tank, dry up and put on their journalist uniforms?

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September 30, 2016 at 6:32 am