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1858: Lincoln warned about a “house divided”

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On this day in 1858, senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln addresses the Illinois Republican Convention in Springfield,   He warned that the nation faced a crisis that could destroy the Union.   He told the 1,000 delegates in a very ominous tone:  “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”    

Two years later, he was elected president and the Civil War began.


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June 16, 2017 at 10:00 pm

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1963: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR

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On June 16, 1963, Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova of the USSR became  the first woman in space. She flew 48 orbits and 71 hours.   She was born in Maslennikovo, Russia, in 1937.   Valentina celebrated her 80th birthday earlier this year.

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June 16, 2017 at 9:30 pm

Trump and the Cuba policy, Camila Paglia plus more leaks from Mueller’s probe

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We will look at all of the back and forth regarding Mr. Mueller’s investigation and the leaks…………..President Trump announced changes in the Cuba policy……….plus a very interesting interview with Camila Paglia about state of the Democrats and the left in the US…………..and Abraham Lincoln warned in 1958 that the US was a ‘house divided’……..and we remember Valentina Tereshkova the first woman to travel into space in 1963…. … other stories…..

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Source: Trump and the Cuba policy, Camila Paglia plus more leaks from Mueller’s probe 06/16 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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June 16, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Cuban people si, Castro dictatorship no

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President Trump reversed most of President Obama’s Cuba policy.    We will make it more difficult for US companies to do business with Castro Inc:   The Cuban Army (Castro, Inc.) and foreign investment.

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June 16, 2017 at 4:30 pm

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Happy Father’s Day

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In so many ways, I am one of those men who had the good fortune of having a great father.  Like my two uncles, my dad came to the US and started all over again.  Like my two uncles, he is now in heaven looking down at all of us!

My thanks to all of the fathers, uncles and grandfathers. Keep up the good work! We need fathers!

In fact, most of our society’s problems are directly related to the absence of good fathers!

Happy Fathers Day!    

P.S.  Let me leave you with a quote from Tony Woodlief:   

“I think Father’s Day ought not to be a celebration of every man who managed to procreate, but instead a time to honor those increasingly rare men who are actually good at fathering.”

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June 16, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Mueller needs to shoot down The Washington Post story

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If it’s 5:30 PM then it must be time for another “breaking story” based on a leak.    

On Wednesday afternoon, we learned that Mr. Mueller’s probe now includes President Trump and obstruction of justice. This is from the article:   

The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said.

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates, officials said.     

Of course, “unnamed officials” are the source of the story.


Mr. Mueller has to know who “leaked” this if the story is true.    

After all, how many people would know something like this? It’s not like every typist in his office was aware of this information.

Mr. Mueller must denounce the leak and defend the independence of his investigation.

If false, Mr, Mueller should call out the Washington Post and say that the story is false.

How credible and independent is a special counsel whose staff “leaks” for this or that reason?    

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein should also say something about the “leak”.    

Did he tell Congress the full story about Mr. Mueller’s investigation?

Otherwise, this whole investigation is a sham and won’t be accepted by half of the country.    

Update:  Last night,  Deputy AG Rosenstein warned Americans to ‘exercise caution’ about anonymous reports.

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June 16, 2017 at 6:14 am