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Terror in London, Director Comey and we remember D-Day 1944

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Former Director Comey going to Congress later this week……I don’t think that anything new will be said…..predictably boring…….a few thoughts about Senator Sanders the millionaire…….saw a report that there are 23,000 potential terrorists in the UK……how can the government protect the people of the UK? It probably can’t so we may see a British movement to allow citizens to carry guns to defend themselves………..D-Day 1944……Robert F Kennedy was shot the night before and died this day in 1968……plus other stories….

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June 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Robert Kennedy shot after winning the California primary

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As I recall, we had finals or something else going on in school the next day.   So my parents told us to shut off the TV and hit the pillow early.

I did catch the 10 pm news and specially the baseball scores.

Aside from the California primary, there was a huge baseball story in LA.

The LA Dodgers’ Don Drysdale had just pitched another shutout. He was in the tail end of throwing 58 consecutive scoreless innings.

We didn’t have ESPN back then. You had to get information from a lot of places, including the TV news, the newspapers and the weekly The Sporting News.

At 10:30pm, I saw a bulletin that Kennedy was ahead but it was too early to call it. So I went to sleep.

Our whole family was supporting Nixon in ’68. I did not really have a favorite on the Democrat side.  As I recall back then, there was a lot of talk about how George Wallace’s defection from the Democrats would impact the election in the fall.

My dad mentioned the next  morning that Robert Kennedy had been shot in LA.    It was a shock.  It confused my little sister who said: It was his brother who was killed!

What if RFK had lived? Would he have won the nomination?

Nobody knows for sure. My guess is that RFK would have lost to VP Humphrey in the first ballot.

Why? Sound familiar? VP Humphrey had the delegates. He also had Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson on his side.    Again, we really don’t know but I feel that way.

RFK’s death was very tragic. It was a terrible moment in a pretty tough political year that included the assassination of Rev. ML King two months before.

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June 6, 2017 at 11:30 am

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D-Day 2014:  Memories with Bob Jagers PLUS Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda. We will be joined today by Bob Jagers, D-Day veteran who lives in Dallas. Bob attended the D-Day ceremony in France. in 2014……….

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Source: D-Day memories with Bob Jagers PLUS Bill Katz of Urgent Agenda 09/14 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts

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June 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

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Bernie: Do you really need $1 million to live?

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To be honest, I’d love to be a millionaire, too. Who wouldn’t love to sell thousands of books or get large amounts to express your opinion?    

What a country! They don’t let you do that in Cuba or Venezuela or the old USSR where we hear that Bernie and wife spent their honeymoon. (By the way, we learned later that Mr. and Mrs. Sanders were there as part of his duties as Mayor of Burlington, VT.)

Unfortunately, this is not a story about a guy who started a business and created countless of jobs. This is the story of a man named Bernie Sanders:   

Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made more than $1 million in 2016. That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension.

The most notable source of income: book royalties. Sanders received a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, “Our Revolution.” He got another $63,750 for his forthcoming “Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution,” a book aimed at young readers co-authored with Kate Waters. And he took in $6,735 in royalties for his 1997 memoir “Outsider in the House.”


That’s more than $865,000 for peddling his working-class ideas. Not bad. 

Then there’s the $2,521 Sanders earned last year in royalties for his 1987 spoken-word folk album, We Shall Overcome

Overcome what Mr. Sanders? Your hysterical hypocrisy?    

Wonder if he opened an offshore account to protect his income from US tax laws?   

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June 6, 2017 at 6:43 am