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Archive for February 3rd, 2018

Saturday’s video: The memo was released on Friday and the contents stand….

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The memo was released on Friday and the contents stand…..it’s up to Democrats to challenge the memo with new information…..Fidel Castro’s son committed suicide and Democrats plus abortion……

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February 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Saturday’s show:   The memo, Fidel Castro’s son, abortion and Democrats plus Buddy Holly 1959 

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We will look at more reactions to what they are calling ‘the memo’………Democrats and abortion…….Fidel Castro’s only son dead from suicide……Buddy Holly and ‘the day that the music died’ 1959…………….plus other stories…………

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Source: The memo, Fidel Castro’s son, abortion and Democrats plus Buddy Holly 1959 02/03 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm

Why do leftists keep talking about Watergate?

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If you are “a baby boomer” then you remember Watergate.    If you are “a liberal baby boomer” you spend all of your time reliving the glory days of Watergate.   

Kyle Smith wrote this in December about Watergate and the new movie “The post”

From glancing at the headlines (or even at entertainment news), you could be forgiven for thinking a full-blown Watergate is upon us.

“Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg find parallels to Nixon era,” ran a Dec. 15 headline in The Washington Post. Spielberg has said he made the movie “The Post” because the dawn of the Trump era was exactly the right time for an unabashed prequel to “All the President’s Men” that ends with the Watergate burglary. Hanks added that if President Trump invited him to screen the movie at the White House, he’d decline and be more likely to lead an anti-Trump revolution. “We have to decide when we take to the ramparts,” Hanks said, promoting his new 1971-set film about The WaPo’s and The New York Times’ decision to print classified deliberations about the Vietnam War.

Back then, “The Nixon administration tried to stop the story from being published,” Hanks said. “They took on the First Amendment by saying: ‘You can’t tell that story, and if you do, we’re going to threaten you.’ That is going on, of course, right now.”

Actually, the Nixon administration didn’t just “threaten” the media but via its Justice Department secured an injunction to forbid The Times from publishing the Pentagon Papers. This is not “going on, of course, right now.” What is going on is that, like the flabby 59-year-old who can’t stop telling you how he scored the winning touchdown in high school, liberals can’t stop reliving the Watergate era. To them, Watergate stands for the twin milestones, never approached since, of taking out a Republican president and making heroes out of liberal reporters.

That’s correct.   There is no similarity to Watergate no matter how many times we hear phrases like “obstruction of justice”, “Saturday night massacre” and their favorite “it’s Nixonian”.   

So  move on liberals!

 

 

   

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February 3, 2018 at 8:15 pm

Did you see any “Sorry Juanita” signs at the last women’s march in Dallas?

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A couple of weekends ago, women marched around the country to increase awareness of women’s issues.     

We say cheers to any movement that wants to increase awareness of women’s issues.      For example, 6 to 10,000 women marched that same day in Dallas in the annual pro-life walk.    Most of those who walked that day were women concerned about what abortion is doing to our society and culture.

Did you see any “Sorry Juanita” signs at the last women’s march in Dallas?    I mean did you see any one remembering the women that accused President Clinton (or Governor Clinton in Arkansas) for the way he treated women?   

Did you see any signs remembering how Mrs. Clinton was the master enabler or how her campaign took thousands of dollars from Harvey Weinstein?

The answer is no and that speaks volumes about these women who’ve suddenly discovered sexual harassment.

Juanita Broaddrick was one of the women who accused President Clinton.   She tried to tell her story but most feminists were in no mood to listen back then.    

This is what Juanita told Katie Halper:   

In February 1999, she appeared on NBC’s Dateline, in an extensive and emotional interview with Lisa Myers. Broaddrick described the alleged rape, which she said had taken place in a Little Rock hotel room, when she was a nursing-home operator and a volunteer in Bill Clinton’s campaign for governor. Clinton had relocated a scheduled lobby-coffee-shop meeting at the last minute, saying it was too noisy for the planned conversation about nursing-home reform.

Despite appearing on national television, Broaddrick remained a relatively obscure figure in 1999 — unlike Monica Lewinsky, whose story had come out the year before. Indeed, it had been Monica Lewinsky’s story that finally compelled Broaddrick to come forward.

NOW president Patricia Ireland issued a statement that called Broaddrick’s account “compelling” and asked Clinton’s defenders to refrain from smearing the accuser, but Ireland was one of very few high-profile liberals to show her any respect.

Clinton aides like James Carville and Betsey Wright, and even as feminist icons like Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan, had already gone on the offensive against other women who had accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment.

You can’t live in the past so let’s move on.    However, the new so called women’s marches were particularly silent about this episode, and others, of the sexual harassment story.

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February 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm

What if the GOP had done this to the Obama campaign in 2008?

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Thank you John Kass of The Chicago Tribune.   We need to hear this:    

What if it came out that a Republican-funded opposition research dossier against presidential candidate Barack Obama was used to obtain a secret FISA warrant to put Obama’s aides under surveillance and take him down?

And what if the federal judge who granted the warrant wasn’t told that the partisan oppo-research was the basis of the surveillance warrant?

Or, what if senior FBI officials running the investigation of Obama had expressed loathing for the candidate and his voters?

What would the Democratic Media Complex be doing?

They would be screaming loud and louder!

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February 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Buddy Holly is still making fans years later!

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We recall what they call “the day that the music died”.
Like most of my generation, we learned of Buddy Holly when Don McClean released “American Pie”.    
 
I just  remember  reading the lyrics and asking a friend:  What’s this guy singing about?   
 
He said:  “Buddy Holly”, the guy who sings “Peggy Sue”.    
 
We didn’t have “You Tube” or downloads back in the 1970’s.   So I went to the record store and bought me a copy of a “Best of ” Buddy Holly vinyl LP.    I became a fan instantly when I heard those guitar rifts and catchy songs like “That’ll be the day” and “Maybe baby”.
 
It was many ago that Buddy Holly (along with Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper) were killed in a plane crash .    I don’t think that anyone in 1959 had a clue that we’d be talking about them so many years later.
 
Holly touched a nerve with his music.  One of his biggest fans was a teenager in Liverpool, Paul McCartney.   (The Beatles recorded “Words of Love” in a 1965 LP)
 
Holly’s impact was huge, as Phillip Norman wrote from the UK:
 
” Holly and Elvis Presley are the two seminal figures of Fifties rock ‘n’ roll, the place where modern rock culture began. Virtually everything we hear on CD or see on film or the concert stage can be traced back to those twin towering icons – Elvis with his drape jacket and swivelling hips and Buddy in big black glasses, brooding over the fretboard of his Fender Stratocaster guitar.
But Presley’s contribution to original, visceral rock ‘n’ roll was little more than that of a gorgeous transient; having unleashed the world-shaking new sound, he soon forsook it for slow ballads, schlock movie musicals and Las Vegas cabarets. 
Holly, by contrast, was a pioneer and a revolutionary. 
His was a multidimensional talent which seemed to arrive fully formed in a medium still largely populated by fumbling amateurs. 
The songs he co-wrote and performed with his backing band the Crickets remain as fresh and potent today as when recorded on primitive equipment in New Mexico half a century ago: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Not Fade Away.
To call someone who died at 22 “the father of rock” is not as fanciful as it seems. 
As a songwriter, performer and musician, Holly is the progenitor of virtually every world-class talent to emerge in the Sixties and Seventies. 
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Bruce Springsteen all freely admit they began to play only after Buddy taught them how. 
Though normal-sighted as a teenager, Elton John donned spectacles in imitation of the famous Holly horn-rims and ruined his eyesight as a result.”
 
We will never know what other great songs Holly would have recorded.  We do know that he had a monumental influence on rock groups and even country stars.
 
Who knows what kids in 2059 will be listening to?  I’ll bet you that quite a few will be marking the 100th anniversary of Holly’s death.
 

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February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

February 2005: Alberto Gonzalez confirmed as Attorney General

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President Bush got off to a historic start with his second term Cabinet appointments. 

President Bush appointed a black woman as Secretary of State and a Mexican-American man as Attorney General

Alberto Gonzalez is a great American story, or as they say “Only in America”

He is the son of poor Mexican immigrants.  He worked hard and made his way to Harvard Law School. In the 1990’s, he met Governor Bush in Texas and became the Attorney General of the US. 

Well done, Alberto!

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February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am

A word about ‘Fidelito’

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We learned that Fidel Castro’s only son, known as “Fidelito,” died in Cuba. The Cuban state media reported that he committed suicide because of depression.  

So far, no independent news source has been allowed to investigate the case.

As a kid in Cuba, I remember images of Fidel Castro and Fidelito tagging along wearing a military uniform.   I recall another image of Fidelito in a baseball outfit.  I did not hear much about him after that except that he was going to school in the old USSR.    It’s fair to say that Fidelito lived a privileged life and did not have to face the shortages that other kids had to endure.

Fidelito is the only child of Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart. They were married in 1948 and went to New York for their honeymoon.

This is a bit about her life

A middle-class philosophy and literature student, she met Mr Castro, the son of a Spanish immigrant, when they were both at university in the 1940s. Despite the fact that her brother, Rafael Diaz-Balart, became a leading official in the Batista government, she defied her family’s wishes and married Mr Castro in 1948, while he was studying to be a lawyer.

She gave birth to their only son, Fidelito, the year after. But as the revolutionary struggle took Mr Castro away from his young family, Ms Diaz-Balart became suspicious he was being unfaithful. They divorced in 1955 and she fell in love with Mr Nuñez Blanco. Mr Castro, who was exiled by the dictatorship, tricked his ex-wife into allowing him to be with his son, then promptly took custody of him.

After Batista’s overthrow in 1959, Mr Nuñez Blanco and Ms Diaz-Balart stayed for a few years in Cuba, but left to live in Madrid.

Mirta is now 89 and lives in Spain.   She always kept a low profile.   Most of her relatives left Cuba, such as Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who became a member of the US House representing South Florida.

We have no information about Fidelito’s death.    The Cuban media told us that he killed himself.   The Cuban media also told us that crickets attacked US diplomats over the last year.  So please forgive me if I am always skeptical of the Cuban state media.

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February 3, 2018 at 4:22 am

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