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Horror in Virginia and other thoughts of the day 

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We will look at the horrible incident in Virginia…….these racists and extremists have no place in our country………… the same time, it make no sense to politicize by blaming it on President Trump……….what happened in Cuba and the US Embassy…….President Trump is appointing new judges……….it will have an impact on the courts………..Alfred Hitchcock was born in 1899 and Mickey Mantle died in 1995………and other stories……..

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August 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Democrat mayor blaming Trump..really sick to play politics at a time like this….Dems lose serious people when they over play hand.

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August 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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1965: “I got you babe” by Sonny & Cher was # 1 this week

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Sonny and Cher had a string of hits back in the 1960’s.

Frankly, I never got into their music, although Cher was always a pleasure to look at.

Cher is still performing today. She’s had a long solo career.

Sonny left the music business and was elected to the US Congress in the 1990’s.   Unfortunately, Sonny was killed in an accident back in 1998.

Here is “I got you babe”, the # 1 song in my parts of the world this week in 1965.

Click here to hear the song.      The TV is now available on DVD.  

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August 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm

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Those Cubans speak too loud…or maybe something else happened!

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Back in our early days in the U.S., my parents used to tell us not to speak so loud.  They felt that Americans would find it strange if all Cubans spoke like Ricky Ricardo and moved their hands. 

So my dad would always say “suavecito” (Cuban slang for softly) whenever we went out in public and started talking.  

My mother’s favorite phrase was “recuerda que esto no es Cuba” – “remember that this is not Cuba.”

One time, my brother and I were having a conversation at school.  My friend saw and wondered what we were arguing about.  Nothing, we said; we just talk that way.  Again, can you say “Ricky Ricardo”?

On a more serious note, it does look as if noise levels in Cuba may be about to set off a diplomatic war between the U.S. and the island.  This is the latest we know about this “noisy” incident from our friends at PanAm Post:


The United States expelled two Cuban diplomats from its embassy in Washington D.C. after several American diplomats in Havana were left with damaged hearing due to what has been called a “covert sonic device.”

Details of the event, which took place back in May, had been kept under wraps by US State Department officials until recently.

Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the US sent home the two Cuban officials in response to an investigation that found American diplomats suffered “a variety of physical symptoms.” She said that they could not go into details about the health of US citizens due to department policy, but that no one’s lives were at risk as a result of the incident that occurred. 

The FBI is also reportedly participating in an ongoing investigation regarding the incident, which some officials have pointed to as evidence of Cuba’s poor relationship with the United States, and the island’s inability to develop strong international relationships. 

Nauert said that the Trump administration “takes these incidents very seriously” because the Cuban government “has the responsibility to protect” the diplomatic personnel of the United States occupying Cuban territory, “according to the Geneva Convention.”

According to Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio, the Cuban government has harassed the United States and its personnel in Havana for decades.

“This did not stop with the appeasement of President Barack Obama,” he said this week. 

“Personal injury to US officials shows how far the (Raúl) Castro regime is willing to go, and is a clear violation of international standards .”

Cuba violating international standards?  Really?  

Was President Obama expecting that a display of weakness, or demanding nothing from a corrupt regime, would lead Cuba to play by international rules?  From the Bay of Pigs to Korea in the 1990s to Cuba now, the Democrats never learn the lessons of history.  Bullies stop being bullies not because you are nice to them.

This is a story that will get worse, especially with President Trump, who believes that the Cuba deal was too much about Mr. Obama’s résumé and not enough about promoting U.S. interests.  

Yes, something happened at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, and this time, it had nothing to do with Cubans being too loud.

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August 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm