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Universal health care, the 25th Amendment, North Korea and other thoughts

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We will look at the growing threat from North Korea…….what can we really do? The latest from the Democrats is a ‘mental fitness’ test on President Trump or their interpretation of the 25th amendment…….there is a big fight coming in the Democrat Party about universal health care…..the base wants it now matter what it costs………Trump headed to Europe………and we remember the 1919 Chicago White Sox who were accused of throwing the World Series……….and other stories…………..

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July 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The 1919 White Sox that became the Black Sox

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On this day in 1921, the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the 1919 World Series.  

They were one of the greatest teams of their generation.    

The roster included Eddie Cicotte who won 209 games, as well as 28 and 29 in 1917 and 1919 respectively.    He was one of the masters of the “junk pitch”!    

The other big name was Joe “Shoeless” Jackson, perhaps the greatest hitter of the decade after Ty Cobb.     Jackson was a .356 career hitter, including .382 in 1920 and .408 in 1911!    His On Base Average was .413!   We can safely predict that he’d challenged Ty Cobb for career batting average and hits.     Jackson would have definitely been selected to The Hall of Fame.

The trial was a circus and the players were eventually acquitted.   Nevertheless, MLB Commissioner banned 8 of the players from ever playing again.      

It was not a good moment for baseball, specially the owners, and justice.   The players never got the money but I agree with the Commissioner’s ultimate decision. 

Again, it was very sad, specially the case of Jackson, Cicotte and Buck Weaver, another great player on that team.

In the late 1980’s, the story came back when Eliot Asinop published “Eight men out”.   It was also a great movie released in the 1990’s.  

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July 5, 2017 at 5:00 pm

It didn’t work with Goldwater either

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Back in 1964, porn publisher Ralph Ginzburg published a bogus “survey” of American psychiatrists claiming that Barry Goldwater was “mentally unfit” to be president.   It did not work out and Mr. Goldwater eventually lost because voters, not “experts” decided.    

Well, the idea is “sort of” back, although we are not using psychiatrists but rather the 25th amendment.    

This is from the Daily Mail:       

A Democratic congressman has proposed convening a special committee of psychiatrists and other doctors whose job would be to determine if President Donald Trump is fit to serve in the Oval Office.

Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who also teaches constitutional law at American University, has predictably failed to attract any Republicans to his banner.


But the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment does allow for a majority of the president’s cabinet, or ‘such other body as Congress may by law provide,’ to decide if an Oval Office occupant is unable to carry out his duties – and then to put it to a full congressional vote.

Vice President Mike Pence would also have to agree, which could slow down the process – or speed it up if he wanted the levers of power for himself.

The 25th Amendment has been around since shortly after the John F. Kennedy assassination, but Congress has never formed its own committee in case it’s needed to judge a president’s mental health.     

I don’t know these members of the U.S. House very well. However, I did see a photo and there were many African-American Democrats. So I guess that we can conclude that all of these Democrats represent districts with excellent public schools, zero crime, and places that everyone is dying to relocate to. In other words, these men and women have nothing to do because their districts are doing so well that they have time to engage in these stupid ideas intended for fundraising and nothing more.

Let me add this about Rep. Jamie Raskin: he once wrote a book called Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus The American People.     
Mr. Raskin’s platform last November included fighting climate change and putting a price tag on carbon. He is also for challenging the NRA and a reduction in gun violence. Last but not least, he wants more economic opportunity, higher  wages and protecting women’s health choices.    

Based on his book, can we assume that he believes these issues should be settled by judges rather than voters?

Once again, we bring the word “insanity” and how it has overwhelmed so much of the Democrat Party. They are so eager to replace President Trump that they’ve forgotten their primary mission:  represent their districts, especially the minority children caught up in failing schools that liberals like Mr. Raskin do not send their children to!

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July 5, 2017 at 7:05 am