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The story of AG Sessions and President Trump & another word on San Antonio

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Guest: Frank Burke, co-author of ‘A law unto themselves’, contributor to American Thinker & businessman…….. We will look at President Trump’s comments about AG Sessions……..why is President Trump doing this to a man who has shown 100% loyalty to him? What does it say about President Trump’s managerial style? The San Antonio immigration or human smuggling incident raises serious questions about border security and sanctuary cities……the GOP and Obama Care………plus other stories…………….

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July 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Great speech by Senator McCain today

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July 25, 2017 at 3:30 pm

1964: The soundtrack of “A hard day’s night” hit # 1 in the US and UK

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On this day in 1964, the soundtrack of “A hard day’s night” hit # 1 in the US and UK.   The film was released in the US in August, or a couple of weeks after the music hit # 1!

The song selections were different in the US and and UK LP versions.    The US version included several George Martin instrumentals, such as “This boy“.    

As they say, the movie did not have much of a plot but it was very good:


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July 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

1965: Dylan goes electric

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On this day in 1965, Dylan put down the acoustic and played an electric guitar:

“On this day in 1965, singer-songwriter Bob Dylan rocks the world of folk music when he performs at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island and abandons his acoustic guitar for an electric one. 

By going electric, Dylan eventually moved rock and folk music closer together.

He also infused rock and roll, known then for its mostly lightweight lyrics, with a more intellectual, poetic sensibility.”

Like a rolling stone” and “Queen Jane approximately“, from the LP “Highway 61 Revisited“, were early examples of Dylan going electric.      

At about the same time, The Byrds had released their electric version of “Mr. Tambourine Man“.    The LP also included “All I really want to do“, another Dylan song.

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July 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

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We remember Walter Payton (1954-1999)

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The late and great Walter Payton was born on this day in 1954.   We remember Payton as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history:  16,726 rushing yards, 110 TD’s and a Super Bowl title with the 1986 Chicago Bears.    

Payton died in 1999 of cancer.    

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July 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

Why go after AG publicly? Can’t Pres do it face to face? The AG was one of his earliest supporters….I don’t like it!

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July 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

Doggett exploits dead Mexicans

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It didn’t take long for Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat who represents parts of San Antonio, to blame the lack of immigration reform for the San Antonio incident.

As a supporter of a form of immigration reform, i.e. temporary work visas but no path to citizenship for some here without papers, I find Doggett’s remark predictable but silly.

First, Democrats had large majorities in the House and Senate and didn’t do anything about it. Can anyone remember 2009-11? I didn’t hear Representative Doggett blast President Obama for promising to deliver on the much-publicized immigration reform promise from the 2008 campaign.

Second, this is about human smuggling and further evidence that some kind of organized crime, not the old fashioned “coyotes,” are moving people.

A “coyote” is a guide who walks you across the border for a fee. Over the years, I’ve heard of good and bad coyotes, specifically referring to people who knew or didn’t know the routes to the U.S. They were generally opportunists out to make some money but rarely did we hear about violence or mistreatment of people. In other words, a “coyote”s” reputation was built on how well he did his job. This is how he’d get “referrals” for future business. 

Lately, we hear about people being mistreated or forced to carry drugs to the U.S. This is an indication that someone has taken over the business from the “coyote.”

This is a story from the LA Times that persuades me that this was a well-planned operation rather than the aforementioned coyote who got you over the border:

Surveillance video from the store showed that, before police arrived on the scene, several vehicles approached the truck to pick up many of the truck’s survivors, he added.

Some of the trailer’s occupants escaped into the woods, and McManus said his officers would search the area Sunday on foot and by helicopter.

“This is not an isolated incident,” he said. “This happens quite frequently. Fortunately, we came across this one. Fortunately, you know, there are people who survived.”

In May 2003, 19 people died when they were abandoned in a trailer at a truck stop in Victoria, Texas. The truck driver, Tyrone Mapletoft Williams, was convicted and is serving a sentence of nearly 34 years.   

Naturally, we will wait for more police reports before jumping to a conclusion. Nevertheless, I see the signs of an organized operation:

1) We’ve seen how criminal gangs bring people over and then demand more money from the families already here. They lock up people in a home and leave them until the family shows up with more cash;

2) It could be that the people in that truck were being punished for not carrying drugs over the border. In other words, this whole incident may be a signal that you will carry drugs or end up in a truck dead. Don’t underestimate the ruthlessness of these people!

Last, but not least, how does a truck full of people cross the border? Where did the driver pick up these people in Texas?    

It is a messy and horrible story that highlights the perils of illegal immigration.   

It would be better for people like Representative Doggett to remind people south of the border that it is safer to enter the country legally, as many have done. Unfortunately, asserting that this terrible incident is a consequence of no immigration reform will only bring more people anticipating to be legalized if they survive the desert, deadly snakes and even travelling in a hot truck in the Texas summer.

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July 25, 2017 at 6:28 am

Miami 4, Tex 0: home team hit the ball hard but can’t find a hole…flip channel and “The night of the iguana” is on!

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July 25, 2017 at 6:00 am

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