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Let’s chat with Allan Wall about his trip to Mexico

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Guest:   Allan Wall, blogger and contributor to, will join us for a chat about his last trip to Mexico…….what is the political situation? what are Mexicans saying about the upcoming 2018 presidential election? what about President Trump…..NAFTA…..the border wall……..crime in Mexico…….plus other stories………………..

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August 1, 2017 at 9:00 pm

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Rangers fans: JD did the best he could with Yu….unfortunately, Yu’s value was not as much as we thought….look ahead..

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August 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm

It didn’t have much of a plot but “A Hard Day’s Night” was a smash!

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It was August 1964 and The Beatles were suddenly movie stars!  The movie, “A hard day’s night“, was released in the UK in July and in the US in August.

As someone said, the movie didn’t have much of a plot but lots of people paid to see it.   The theaters were full from coast to coast.

The plot was sort of like a day in the life of the group.    We saw The Beatles running around from concerts to studios to interviews……there was one funny old man (Wilfrid Brambell) playing Paul’s grandfather.

In retrospect, the movie was very funny.  It was full of crazy comedy and some great dialogue that sounds better with age.

I liked it, and continue to like it a lot!

The soundtrack was great, such as the title song “A hard day’s night” also released as a 45 with “I should have known better” as the B-side.   There were two great ballads:   “And I love her” plus the beautiful “If I fell“.

We remember that there were two LP’s, one for the US and the other for the UK.   The US version had several George Martin instrumentals, such as “This boy:  Ringo’s ‘s theme“.

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August 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Darvish for 3 prospects….Calhoun here in Sept & will make the team in 2018….Davis & Alexi couple of years away…

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August 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

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Let General Kelly be the chief of staff

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President Trump was tweeting this morning about the good economic news and a few other things. He has every right to take credit for them.  

However, his problems are at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, not the U.S.-Mexico border or the stock market.

This is why I’m hoping that Mr. Kelly’s appointment is the beginning of a new day in the Trump presidency.   

I agree with Newt Gingrich that the Trump-Kelly could be a game changer:   

President Trump has made a big decision in bringing Kelly to the White House to be chief of staff.


It will be fascinating to watch these two powerful, experienced leaders forge a unique working relationship.

I predict the White House will become more orderly and disciplined — with clear lines of authority, serious planning and strong teamwork.

The person who may benefit most from this change is President Trump. He has worked with many smart, successful people in his remarkable career, but he has never worked this closely with someone as used to command, organization and dignified insistence on teamwork as Secretary Kelly.

If these two powerful leaders truly become a team, the Trump presidency will become one of the most effective in our history.   

Let’s hope that Mr. Gingrich is right and that President Trump is listening. I hope that it does prove to be a successful relationship that cleans up the chaos that we’ve seen recently.

Mr. Trump’s appeal to many of us was that he was a strong manager and a deal maker. In other words, he could pick good people and bring both sides to the table.   

So far, he gets very high marks for Justice Gorsuch, a stronger sense of U.S. leadership around the world and an excellent Cabinet. On the other hand, he shoots too much from the hip, such as his recent tweet on transgenders in the military. I agree with the President on transgenders but someone forgot to send the new order to the military.

We want President Trump to succeed. Let’s hope that President Trump can now focus on the big picture, such as North Korea and a tax reform package, and then let Mr. Kelly be the gatekeeper.   

It could be a super outcome and we certainly hope that it is!

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August 1, 2017 at 7:10 am