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A look at the politics of Washington with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor

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Guest: Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor…….we will look at the state of the Trump presidency……the GOP Congress………the Democrats and their party divisions…..the media and President Trump…..and other stories….

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Source: A look at the politics of Washington with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor 08/25 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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August 25, 2017 at 11:00 pm

And now Christopher Columbus!

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A few years ago, I read that Columbus died not knowing he had discovered a new continent.

The left now wants to take down monuments to Christopher Columbus. I guess that they want to hold Columbus accountable for the original sin of bringing European influence to The New World.

Or, more specifically, Columbus brought the white man to these lands.

The Columbus “haters” forget that the Europeans also brought religious freedom, democracy, the rule of law and a lot more respect for women than they had in the Aztec or Inca Empires.      In other words, did the Aztecs read your rights when you arrested?   Or give you legal representation if you couldn’t afford it?   Or tolerate anyone who wanted to bring down their monuments?

We understand that the Spanish committed some atrocities and there is no sense covering that up.   However, let’s have a little more balance in how we look back at what people did 500 years ago.

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August 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm

When are we bringing down symbols to Nancy Pelosi’s father?

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Let me introduce you to Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr, former Mayor of Baltimore and Representative Nancy Pelosi’s father.

Once upon a time, he said this about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson:

In a powerful oration before a crowd of more than 3,000, Mayor D’Alesandro made the case for remembering and studying the lives of Lee and Jackson: “World Wars I and II found the North and South fighting for a common cause, and the generalship displayed by these two great men in the War Between the States lived on and were applied in the military plans of our nation and the Pacific areas.”

Referring to contemporaneous efforts by Communists to undermine the U.S. from within, D’Alesandro said “Today, with our nation beset by subversive groups and propaganda which seeks to destroy our national unity, we can look for inspiration to the lives of Lee and Jackson to remind us to be resolute and determined in preserving our sacred institutions.”

With Soviet Russia gobbling up Eastern Europe and the Cold War beginning, D’Alesandro called on Americans “to emulate Jackson’s example and stand like a stone wall against aggression in any form that would seek to destroy the liberty of the world.” (Baltimore Sun, May 2, 1948)

A few days ago, his daughter, Representative Pelosi, called for removing all of those confederate symbols in the US Congress.     She said that they should be removed “if Republicans are serious about rejecting white supremacy.”

We have two questions for Representative Pelosi:

  1. Why didn’t you remove when you were The Speaker and had Democrat majorities?  and,
  2. Was your father invested in “white supremacy” when he made those remarks many years ago?

Don’t expect to hear from Representative Pelosi.  Her office is on “mute mode” about her father’s speech or history of support for those confederate symbols.

To be honest, I’d rather forget all of this history and let dead people rest in peace, from Pelosi’s father to Robert E. Lee.   We don’t gain a thing by fighting battles from the past when there is so much to do today.

Nevertheless, Representative Pelosi and Democrats have opened a very ugly door by calling for these symbols to be removed.   You can’t remove some and forget about the Democrats, like her father, who made segregation possible.

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August 25, 2017 at 6:48 am

From Cuba with sonic love?

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The story of U.S. diplomats injured in Cuba gets more weird every day. According to what we hear, it was an apparent attack with a sonic weapon that targeted their homes.

We just saw this update from CBS and the nature of the injuries:   

According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous system.

The diplomats complained about symptoms ranging from hearing loss and nausea to headaches and balance disorders after the State Department said “incidents” began affecting them beginning in late 2016. 

A source familiar with these incidents says officials are investigating whether the diplomats were targets of a type of sonic attack directed at their homes, which were provided by the Cuban government. 


The source says reports of more attacks affecting U.S. embassy workers on the island continue.

The doctor, one of several who reviewed their cases, included a warning in the medical records about the health risks of future exposures. The diplomats underwent comprehensive audiological evaluations and a battery of other tests.

So what happened? How did this happen?

We don’t know for sure but I have a couple of theories:

First, the attack may have come from another country in Cuba, such as Russia or North Korea. After all, the Castro regime and the family in North Korea have been buddies for a long time. I would not put it beyond the North Koreans to do something like this.

Second, the Cuban government may be sending President Trump a message, although I am not sure that attacking U.S. diplomats was smart on their part. I would not be surprised to see the Trump administration use this incident to stop or delay contacts with the island.    

We will wait for more details. However, this is not the U.S.-Cuba relationship that President Obama started at the end of 2014.    

Something’s gone wrong since President Obama and Dictator Raul did the wave in Havana in 2016.

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August 25, 2017 at 6:37 am

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