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Wednesday’s video: My thoughts about President Trump’s speech!

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January 31, 2018 at 9:00 pm

The day after The State of the Union speech with Don Surber, author

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Guest: Don Surber, author & blogger….we will discuss President Trump’s State of the Union address…………….and other stories….

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January 31, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Communist crickets go on rampage

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We’ve posted recently about the so called “sonic” attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba. The Cuban government blamed it on crickets or something like that.

Well, it looks like more U.S. citizens were attacked by the crazy crickets singing “Babalu.”

This is from news reports:   

The State Department says 19 American travellers who visited Cuba have reported symptoms similar to those suffered by U.S. diplomats, following a travel warning for the country posted in September.

“We continue to urge U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Cuba,” a State Department official told CBS News.


These cases are separate from the at least 24 American embassy personnel and their family members who have reported a range of symptoms from attacks that began in November 2016, according to U.S. officials.

The September 29 travel warning said the victims have suffered “ear complaints, hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive issues, and difficulty sleeping.”

Medical documents reviewed by CBS News show diagnoses of concussions as well.

Well, I was not expecting that story but here we are. So what’s going on?

First of all, let’s hope that all impacted will recover and be back to a normal life soon.

Second, these attacks are clearly target to U.S. citizens or tourists. In other words, I don’t see anything about “crickets” attacking other visitors to the island.  [There were a few stray Canadians attacked but they could have easily been mistaken for Americans. -ed.] Am I the only person who finds it strange that the attacks are virtually all on U.S. visitors or diplomats?

The Cuban government will dance around this issue and come up with silly explanations like blaming it on crickets.   So it’s time to put the foot down and take action against the Castro regime:

1) How about a class action suit against the Cuban government for these attacks?   My guess is that it would shut down tourism pretty quickly; and,

2) President Trump should close the embassy.

And yes my mother is horrified about what communism has done to the Cuban crickets!

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January 31, 2018 at 7:28 am

Tuesday’s video: The State of the Union from Washington to Trump

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January 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Sonic attacks in Cuba, the State of the Union speech plus other stories

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We will look at The State of the Union speech……. Grammy’s and bad ratings……….Sonic attacks on US citizens in Cuba……….Happy # 77 VP Cheney……..Happy # 75 Davey Johnson……we remember Sandy Amoros (Brooklyn Dodgers) and Barbara Tuckman (‘The guns of August’)……plus other stories………..

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Source: Sonic attacks in Cuba, the State of the Union speech plus other stories 01/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 30, 2018 at 6:30 pm

She’d rather be on TV Tuesday night

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To be honest, I did not watch the Grammys. I have not since President Reagan.   

After all, how long can you watch actors give one-sided political statements?  It would be more interesting, sort of like the British Parliament, if both sides got up and called each other something.

But no, the Grammys are “one way” when it comes to politics and that’s why I watched American Graffiti.  At least Wolfman Jack does not get in your face with politics.

As I learned on Monday morning, Mrs. Clinton made a surprise appearance and read from Fire and Fury:     

The segment resulted in wild applause from the star-studded crowd. But not all were pleased. United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed the bit. However, the harshest words came from Donald Trump Jr. 

After the show, Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich said getting Clinton to appear in the skit wasn’t tough. However, he credited Corden with sealing the deal. 

“She kind of took a couple of days to say ‘yes,’ but ultimately she saw the script, she knew what we were doing and she liked it.” 

Clinton recorded the segment near her home on Friday, the Grammys producer added.

He also admitted that he was aware the cameo was receiving some backlash, but said they stand by what they did.

Well, I guess that was the B-side of the “bit….es”.       

In the end, it probably turned people off. After all, am I the only who finds it disgusting to watch U.S. performers talk about repression? They should read The Gulag Archipelago or talk to people who live under serious repression and get the real story.

It seems that the ratings were another disaster, with the lowest viewership since the awards first aired. Furthermore, I’m sure that Mrs. Clinton would have rather be delivering the State of the Union on Tuesday night.

She is silly, this woman named  Hillary Clinton!

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January 30, 2018 at 7:05 am

Monday’s video: The too political Grammys

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January 29, 2018 at 10:00 pm