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Archive for October 21st, 2016

Another year to remember Carlton Fisk and game 6

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It seems like the whole country was up watching game 6 of the 1975 World Series.  It was about 12:30 ET when Fisk hit the foul pole and ended one of the greatest baseball games ever played:

“Then, at 12:34 in the morning, Carlton Fisk came to bat at the bottom of the 12th. He cracked Pat Darcy’s pitch hard to the left. He stood at the plate, bouncing up and down and flailing at the ball as though he was helping an airplane land on a dark runway. “I was just wishing and hoping,” he said at a ceremony a few years ago. “Maybe, by doing it, you know, you ask something of somebody with a higher power. I like to think that if I didn’t wave, it would have gone foul.” Whether or not the waving was responsible, the ball bounced off of the bright-yellow foul pole above the Green Monster for a home run. Fenway’s organist played the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah while Fisk rounded the bases.”

It took me a while to fall sleep because the post game celebration went on for a while.   I don’t know if anybody slept that night in New England.

Cincinnati and Boston went back to work the next night to play game 7.  It was a pretty good game.  Yaz made the last out of the game and the Reds were the champs.

It was the greatest baseball moment of my generation.  

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October 21, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Celia Cruz, a Cuban American success story

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Guest: Fernando Hernandez, author of ‘The Cubans’.    

We discussed the life and times Celia Cruz, the great Cuban singer known as ‘La reina de la salsa’………

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Source: Celia Cruz, a Cuban American success story 11/23 by Silvio Canto Jr | Current Events Podcasts

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October 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

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2016 election plus young people who don’t know about communism

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We will look at the state of the 2016 presidential race……..Debate # 3 on Wednesday night……..Mr Trump’s remarks about the election consumed news coverage……..there is more to digest from Wikileaks………and young people and their knowledge of history……..plus other stories..

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Source: Friday’s thoughts about 2016 and young people who don’t know about communism 10/21 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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October 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

My mother needs to teach in our colleges

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(My new American Thinker post)

This is so crazy that I am speechless. It appears that our young people, known as millennials these days, are completely ignorant of communism.   Let me show you this from Market Watch:

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism.

Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials?  Only 55%.

The insanity continues with many millennials believing that President George W. Bush killed more people than Stalin. Incredibly, Stalin was known as “The butcher of Ukraine” to many Russians who actually know the history of the 20th century.

What an indictment of our educational system. What are we teaching our young people about an ideology that killed millions of people in the 20th century?  

It is also further proof that our schools are too caught up in political correctness, or even moral equivalency. It is one thing to teach history, such as the Soviet revolution or Mao’s Long March or the Cuban Missile Crisis, but it’s quite another to compare Lenin to George Washington.     

In other words, there are good and bad guys in history. And there is nothing wrong with millennials hearing that we are the good guys and the communists are not. It is our absence to say these things that has a bunch of millennials confused about the real history.

My mother, who came here from Cuba with my late father, is furious to hear that millennials are so ignorant. She has offered to tutor them for free with real human stories about communism.

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October 21, 2016 at 6:59 am