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Houston after the storm with Frank Burke, author

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Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman and contributor to American Thinker, joins me for a chat about the future of Houston………what opportunities does Houston have to rebuild its infrastructure and prevent these floods in the future………….and other stories………

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Source: Houston after the storm with Frank Burke, author 08/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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August 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Houston proves it: The race-hustlers are wrong about the US

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Yesterday, I saw an article by Jonah Goldberg.  He related a story about two men helping each other.  It indeed confirmed that Houston revealed the best of America, and he is so right:

And yet, I couldn’t help but notice that there is a “feel good” aspect to the whole catastrophe. 

The best example is the hyper-viral story of two men loading up their boat and driving into the storm. 

CNN’s Ed Lavandera found them under a highway overpass readying the vessel.

“You guys just jumping in to help out?” Lavandera asked.

 

“Yes, sir,” says one of the men.

“What are you going to do?” Lavandera asks him.

“Go try to save some lives.”

That man was African-American. His partner appeared to be Caucasian or maybe Latino. 

But it doesn’t matter at all. 

We don’t know if they’re Republican or Democrat, pro-Trump or anti-Trump, NRA members or fans of gun control. (Though let’s be honest: This is Texas, so we can guess on that one.) All they wanted to do was help. 

While it was a journalistic faux pas not to get the men’s names, it almost made the story more endearing that we didn’t get them, because it reinforced the idea that they were just normal Americans.

My brother lives in South Houston, and he told me about the volunteers, the people going door to door checking on their neighbors.

On top of that, you may have noticed Houston has an black mayor, a Hispanic police chief, a Hispanic fire chief, and several other minorities in positions of leadership.  These three men, and Governor Abbott and President Trump, are all working together to make things happen.

Of course, this is not the U.S. the race-hustlers want you to think of.  They want you to believe that everyone is at each other’s throat and nothing gets done.

That’s not what we see in Houston.  We see people working together for the common good.

The race-hustlers are hurting the country and not helping the Democrats between the coasts.

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August 31, 2017 at 6:51 am

President Trump in Texas, approval polls and other stories of the day

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We will look at the storm in South Texas…..President Trump and polls……….the Democrats in disarray………………..and other stories……….

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Source: President Trump in Texas, approval polls and other stories of the day 08/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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August 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Do polls even matter with President Trump?

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How would you like to be President Macron of France?  Not long ago, Mr. Macron was the darling of the anti-Trumps.  Today, he is down under like Mr. Trump.

Newt Gingrich has an interesting post about polls and today’s world leaders.  It looks as though most of them are underwater, as they like to say in news analysis.

Let’s take a look at the post:

Macron was at 64 percent approval in June. Now, less than two months later, he has fallen to 36 percent….BELOW TRUMP.

How can the elite media explain this collapse?

 

How can the elite media rationalize that their young, moderate, sophisticated technocrat is now below President Trump?

They can’t.

So, they don’t.

However, Macron is not alone. The elite media has also failed to inform viewers that the approval ratings of other world leaders have been recorded at similarly low levels in recent months.

For example, British Prime Minister Theresa May earned a 34 percent satisfaction rate, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had a July approval rating of 34.2 percent, and the Democratic Party in the United States received 38 percent approval in June.

All of these approval ratings are lower than President Trump’s – but you don’t see the elite media fighting to break that news story.

Mr. Gingrich is right.  Mr. Trump is down under like a lot of others.

At the same time, what does this mean for President Trump?  Not much, as far as I can see.

President Trump has one thing going for him that makes today’s polls somewhat irrelevant.

First, he’s always beaten the polls.  I was one of those who kept writing here about his negative polls, and look who is sitting in the White House.  So polls and President Trump make great talking points but may not really mean much when people actually cast a ballot.  It raises the question: are the pollsters even reaching Trump voters?  My gut feeling is no.  I can’t prove it, but my senses tell me that Trump voters don’t get calls or talk to pollsters.  It’s the hidden vote that showed up in 2016 to all the experts’ surprise.

Second, President Trump’s greatest ally is a Democratic Party stuck in and consumed by identity politics, from being the party of “transgenders” to sanctuary cities.  According to a recent report by Guy Benson, the Democrats are disconnected from the white working class over culture and the economy.

The problem is more acute when you travel between the coasts.  Call it growing cultural disconnect!

And that’s where their problem is.  They can’t connect with people who like the U.S. and feel that the Democrats don’t.  Or people who believe in traditional values and don’t think the Democrats do.  Or people who are not racists but keep hearing that they are because they disagreed with President Obama’s executive orders, the health care law, or using the EPA to push an anti-manufacturing agenda.

So let me say it again.  The Democrats will need more than Trump-bashing, Civil War monument replacement, and support for sanctuary cities to win back enough seats to change the U.S. House in 2018.  It may all change, but this is how I see it a year before the campaigning starts.

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August 30, 2017 at 6:25 am

The Texas storms & a chat about left wing violence with George Rodriguez

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We will look at the storm in South Texas…..Governor Abbott and the recovery efforts……..President Trump in Texas…..What happened to common sense in California……………..also the growing evidence of left wing violence………………..and other stories………

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Source: Violence from left wing groups and a look at the Texas storms 08/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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August 29, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Did all of California’s common sense move to Texas, too?

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We’ve noticed a lot of California license plates in Texas recently.    

The reason is simple:  Californians are moving to Texas!     

According to a story from 2016, it has the makings of a trend as a my old Korean statistics professor used to say with that thick accent:  

The number of Californians leaving the state and moving to Texas is at its highest level in nearly a decade, according to data from the Internal Revenue Service.

According to IRS migration data, which uses individual income tax returns to record year-to-year address changes, over 250,000 California residents moved out of the state between 2013 and 2014, the latest period for which data was available. 

 

We are glad. Who wouldn’t welcome people who want to work and live in your state?

We may see more, specially after reading a story like this:  

A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun.

The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. 

The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. 

Since then, the Assembly Judiciary committee recommended the bill unanimously and the General Assembly held its first hearing on the legislation Wednesday.

“How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?” 

Greg Burt of the California Family Council testified in July. 

“This is not tolerance. This is not love. This is not mutual respect. True tolerance tolerates people with different views. We need to treat each other with respect, but respect is a two-way street. It is not respectful to threaten people with punishment for having sincerely held beliefs that differ from your own.”

Titled the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents Bill of Rights,” the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to allow residents to use the bathroom of their choice, regardless of biological sex. 

The bill’s author, state Sen. Scott Weiner, argues that religious views don’t hold weight in public areas.

So in the name of “gender something” we’re going to slap someone with a $1,000 fine?   

I have to believe that there are Democrats in California who see the insanity of this. I understand that it only applies to Long Term Care facilities but what happens next?

Common sense is usually the first thing to go when you get afflicted by “Identity Politics.”   

Maybe I’m right. Maybe common sense indeed moved to Texas and left the state in the hands of people who are out of touch with reality, to say the least.

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August 29, 2017 at 6:27 am

An update about Europe from Joao Cerqueira, author

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Guest:    Joao Cerqueira, author………we will discuss the immigration crisis and threats of terror in Europe………and other stories….

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Source: An update about Europe from Joao Cerqueira, author 08/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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August 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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