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Archive for July 24th, 2017

Illegal Leaks in Washington plus a terrible tragedy in San Antonio

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Guest: George Rodriguez, conservative activist in South Texas……….we will look at the illegal leaks in Washington and potential consequences……….how can the executive branch enforce the law against the leakers………also, a truck full of people was discovered in San Antonio…..9 dead so far………what does this incident say about border security?………………….and other stories……….

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July 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

The USSR and the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon election

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We hear a lot these days about collusion with Russia, or allegations about a connection between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.    

A few months ago, we read this from Adam Taylor who writes about foreign affairs for The Washington Post:     

In his memoir, published as “Khrushchev Remembers” in 1970, Khrushchev said he told other members of the Soviet leadership: “If Nixon becomes President, I don’t believe he will contribute to an improvement of relations between our two countries.”    

Later, he allegedly told President Kennedy directly at the Vienna meeting.     JFK laughed about it but Khrushchev was dead serious that the USSR preferred JFK over Nixon.

Did the USSR help elected JFK?    We will never know.   The 1960 election was decided by 140,000 votes out of 76 million cast.    It was such a close election that hundreds of factors could have made the difference.    

My own opinion is that the USSR understood that VP Nixon was more prepared for the presidency than the younger and inexperienced Senator Kennedy.    However, I don’t see any evidence that the USSR elected JFK.

As we know, the two men again during the Cuban Missile Crisis.     Before that, President Kennedy had to face a crisis in Berlin.   

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July 24, 2017 at 3:30 pm

“Sometimes I wonder” a song about abortion by Emily Holman

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As I wrote before, Rachel’s Vineyard is one of my favorite ministries. They do so much to help women deal with post abortion depression and guilt.

Emily Holman wrote this song to comfort a friend:

“I wrote this song in 2000 for a friend of mine who shared with me her abortion experience from over twenty years earlier.

She went through a post abortion bible study at our local crisis pregnancy center and asked me to write a song for the memorial service.

I prayed that the Holy Spirit would give me the words to say and He did just that.

I feel that this song was truly written and inspired by the Holy Spirit and I have merely been an instrument to spread the message of truth, healing, and hope.”

I found this song a few years ago.   I hope that you like it as much as I did:

“Sometimes I Wonder”

Sometimes I wonder what you would be
And if you’re an angel that’s following me.

What would I see if I looked in your eyes

Since all of your hopes and your dreams were denied?

I never knew it was more than a choice

Your heart was beating but you had no voice

An innocent life without a name
I chose to end because of my shame.
But God in his patience waited for me.
Forgiveness and grace He gave freely.
Healing my heart and giving me hope –

Amazing grace He gives.

Sometimes I wonder what the world could be
If eyes were opened and people could see-
There’s only one truth and it’s given to all.

We’re the image of God no matter how small.

He came to the world to give us light

But the world in its darkness preferred the night.
He gave his own life that I should live.

How can I be worthy of such a gift?

As deep as the ocean as wide as the sky
God’s love surrounds me and lifts me high.

I never knew a love like this

God in His mercy forgives.

Sometimes I wonder what I could be
If I opened my heart for others to see

The pain that I’ve hidden from so long ago

What would they think if my secret they would know?

But the way to be free is embrace my cross-

To help someone else who is facing this choice.

For God doesn’t see things the way that we do

His thoughts are higher and His ways are true

God the Father and God the Son

Holy Spirit, three in one

Give me the courage to help someone

God in His mercy forgives.

Amazing grace He gives.
He died so I could live.

Sometimes I wonder”

 

Great song by Emily Holman. You will find other songs like Emily’s at Rachel’s Vineyard.

 

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July 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm

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1959: The Nixon Khrushchev kitchen debates

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By the summer of 1959, VP Nixon was probably looking ahead to the 1960 presidential election.  

On the other hand, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev was probably trying to prove to the Kremlin that he could stand up to the US.     

They both got their chance on this day in 1959:     

“Although the fair was designed to be a cultural exchange of goodwill with the Soviet Union, the competitive relationship between American capitalism and Soviet communism was immediately evident. 
When Nixon and Khrushchev unexpectedly met near the kitchen exhibit, they began to spar verbally about whose technology was superior. Khrushchev, who requested that his comments not be censored by the American media, came off as more combative. 
At first, Nixon remained relatively calm and diplomatic, urging more cultural exchange between the two countries and suggesting that the Soviet Union be more open to non-communist ideas. 
At one point, Nixon told Khrushchev that he and the Soviets didn’t know everything, to which Khrushchev responded if I don’t know everything I would say that you don’t know anything about communismexcept fear. 
Nixon also politely but pointedly accused Khrushchev of dominating the conversation and said that he would have made a good lawyer, eliciting hearty laughter from the crowd of press and observers. 
However, when Khrushchev claimed that American-made capitalist luxuries such as toasters, juicers and automatic dishwashers were too expensive for the American working class, Nixon leaned in, poked Khrushchev in the chest with his finger and declared that ANY American worker could buy one.”

Who won?   They probably both did.     Nixon lost the 1960 election but came back to win 1968 and 1972.   Khrushchev was ousted in 1964 and we did not hear much from him after that.

The US and USSR would meet several times on the Cold War front, from Cuba to Vietnam to the Middle East.     The USSR dissoved at the end of 1991.

 

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July 24, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Why is Mueller’s team full of Democrats?

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We hear that Robert Mueller is a fair and decent man.   Maybe he is but his team raises a few questions.    

This is a report from FOX:    

President Trump’s tough criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller signals a renewed effort to challenge his investigators’ credibility over their track record of pro-Democratic political donations and other associations.

There is no shortage of examples to fuel the president’s case.

Of the 15 attorneys currently on staff for Mueller, at least seven have donated to Democratic candidates and campaigns, including Trump’s 2016 rival Hillary Clinton. The rest have not made political donations, according to federal records; and none of the attorneys on Mueller’s roster donated money to Trump.    

Again, maybe Mr. Mueller will be fair.  Frankly, I’d feel a lot better if he would hire a few more Republicans to balance his team.

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July 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Are Cubans occupying Venezuela?

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A few days ago, we got this amazing update about the situation in Venezuela. This is from my friends at Pan Am Post:  

Cuba has an “occupation” army in Venezuela, according to Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro.

He spoke at a US Senate hearing on Wednesday, July 19, during which he expounded on Venezuela and Cuba’s long-standing relationship.

“There are currently about 15,000 Cubans in Venezuela,” he said. “It’s like an occupation army from Cuba in Venezuela,” Secretary Almagro said during his testimony before US lawmakers.

The diplomat, who has strongly condemned Maduro’s dictatorial regime in Venezuela, said: “If we don’t seek to free the prisoners and restore power in Venezuela, there will be no solution to the problem… Néstor Reverol, Benavides Torres and General Zavarce are responsible for every gunshot and every death in Venezuela.”

 

That’s quite an update, to say the least. I was aware of Cubans in the Venezuelan “deep state,” from enforcing laws to collecting tax payments. I was not aware of so many Cubans. Let’s remember that 15,000 is a huge number for a small nation like Cuba. It certainly rivals the Cuban military participation in African wars.

My first question was this: Are those Cuban soldiers fighting Venezuelan protesters?   

I don’t know the answer but it wouldn’t be surprising that the Maduro regime is using Cubans to clash with the locals. Maduro probably does not trust that Venezuelan soldiers will hurt their own people. The confrontations have turned very harsh lately, as we can read in daily reports from the country.  

The issue is even more interesting because of stories that Cuban soldiers are conducting drills in Venezuela to prepare for an invasion.    

Could US Marines or Army Rangers confront Cubans in Venezuela should President Trump authorized an unilateral or lead a regional action? Let’s remember that the Marines overcame Cuban soldiers when President Reagan ordered them into Grenada in 1983

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July 24, 2017 at 7:41 am