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Trump & Sessions, Obama Care, Moncada 1953 and other stories of the day

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We will look President Trump’s comments about AG Sessions…what in the world is it all about?………The military and transgenders………….Obama Care and the GOP……McCain’s great Senate speech…..we remember July 26, 1953 and Moncada in Cuba………… other stories………………..

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July 26, 1953 & the legacy of Moncada: a communist dictatorship, thousands executed, a country destroyed….check out my post about Cuba

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July 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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President Trump is 100% correct on transgenders….the US Armed Forces are not for social experiments….their mission is to win wars…

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July 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm

Why the attacks on AG Sessions?

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President Trump is exactly right about about this Russian probe. It’s one-sided, with too many Democrats in the Mueller team. It’s silly, since no one has found one darn bit of evidence of collusion between the Trump team and Russia. Finally, I agree that AG Sessions should not have recuse himself, having done nothing wrong.    

At the same time, what is the point of comments and now a tweet saying that AG Sessions is weak?   

Add to this the predictable story based on unnamed sources that the President is talking about firing AG Sessions.
Sorry, but I don’t like it!   

AG Sessions comes across as a southern gentleman and maybe President Trump wants an “in your face” New Yorker. However, AG Sessions is quietly going after sanctuary cities and promoting the President’s agenda.    

Like some of you, I did not get on the Trump bandwagon until after the nomination. I had my doubts about his temperament and commitment to conservative positions.    

Nevertheless, I give President Trump very high marks on foreign policy.   

He is correct in holding the GOP accountable on ObamaCare.  

He has a connection to blue collar Americans in the Rust Belt not seen since President Reagan.   

President Trump has great potential, as Andrew Klavan wrote:   

In fact, it seems to me — a reluctant Trump voter — President The Donald has done a pretty darn good job so far. Rough-hewn, inexperienced and sometimes too much of a loudmouth for his own and the country’s good, he has nonetheless managed to increase American freedom and productivity while dragging us back from the brink of the Moribund European Socialist Please-Kill-Us-Mohammed anti-Western vision of the last guy who held the office.

There’s the great Supreme Court pick, of course. Plus he’s eliminated sixteen old federal regulations for every new one put in place. He’s made American foreign policy sane again by re-aligning us with Israel and pulling out of the nonsense Paris climate accord. You can talk about the non-wall all you like, but the drop in illegal border crossings under this president is, according to the head of the National Border Patrol union, “nothing short of miraculous.” Stock market’s up. Unemployment’s down. Housing sales are up. ISIS is down. Oh, and Trump’s brutal thrashing of our utterly corrupt and dishonest news media has been a joy to behold.    

I agree that President Trump should be furious that the media does not talk about this but is “Russia consumed.” However, President Trump does not have to Tweet everything that he is thinking or scold his staff in public.     

It would be a huge mistake to fire AG Sessions. It would take an eternity to approve a successor and the Democrats will turn the hearings into a circus. It also sends the wrong message about loyalty, the one thing that you really need when your enemies are united to bring you down.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.


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July 26, 2017 at 6:46 am

July 26, 1953 turned out to be an ugly day for Cuba

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Today, I will attend a major league baseball game with a couple of my sons.  I will also remember my late father and call my mother on the phone.   I always think of them whenever there is a Cuban anniversary, specially one as horrible as July 26, 1953.

64 years ago today, Fidel Castro and his followers attacked the Moncada Barracks in east Cuba.

In fact, the attack was a disaster since more than 60 of the 185 rebels involved were killed. Castro and the survivors escaped and were eventually discovered and captured.

Castro was tried in the fall of 1953 and sentenced up to fifteen years in prison.  He had it all later released in a book.

While he was being held at the prison in Isla de Pinos, he wrote letters and continued to plot Batista’s overthrow.  He also enjoyed prison benefits later denied to the men and women that he executed or locked up.

After having served less than two years, he was released in May 1955 due to a general amnesty.  My guess is that Batista regretted that amnesty to the end of his life.

Castro left Cuba and went to Mexico, met Che and the rest is the history that we are all too familiar with.

Today, Cuba is under a dictatorship. Thousands have been executed. Others have died leaving the country.

Many others are sitting in political prisons.

The Castro regime never allowed anyone a fair trial, free election or had a general amnesty.

In short, Castro devastated a beautiful country and a prosperous island.

What are Cuba’s political prisons like?  Read Armando Valladares “Against all Hope”.  You will learn all you need to know about the legacy of July 26.

In retrospect, July 26 turned out to be a very bad day for Cuba.

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.


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