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Archive for February 2018

A look at the issue of school security with Frank Burke

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Guest: Frank Burke, author, businessman & contributor to American Thinker…..we will look at the issue of school security and how teachers or guards may play a role…………….and other stories……..

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Source: A look at the issue of school security with Frank Burke 02/26 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Feinstein reminded of Lieberman

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Back in 2006, Ned Lamont, an anti-Iraq War activist, defeated Senator Joe Lieberman in the Democrat primary.  It was all about the incumbent’s support of the Iraq War.  Thankfully, Mr. Lieberman ran as an independent and won.

Out in California, the party has refused to endorse incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein.  She lost to state senator Kevin de Leon (54-37%), a fellow referred to as a “progressive” by media reports:     

Feinstein, the oldest member of the Senate at 84, is seeking a sixth term.

Feinstein took heat last fall from some on the left after appearing to voice optimism about Trump becoming “a good president.”  Feinstein also recently said that former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which Trump is ending, was on shaky legal ground.

DACA provides a level of amnesty to certain illegal immigrants [sic] – many of whom came to the U.S. as children.

Still, Feinstein will be difficult to beat, considering her establishment support and standing among independents and women, two key voting blocs.

“It will be tough to outflank her in that capacity,” Ben Tulchin, a San Francisco-based pollster, recently said.

The article mentioned that she is leading in primary polls, so let’s see what happens.  She won’t be forced to run as an independent to keep her seat, as happened with Senator Lieberman years ago.

The Democrats will try to put a happy face by saying this is about “change” or replacing the old with the new.  In reality, this is about replacing moderates with insane lefties who will add little to the national debate except to be more irrationally critical of President Trump.

It’s hard to see how any of this will be good for California.

In the meantime, we will likely see more talk of secession or the breakup of the state.  We will continue to hear of prohibitive housing costs and more people packing up and going elsewhere looking for sanity.    

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February 26, 2018 at 6:40 am

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda…….the Olympics are over and NBC took quite a beating……another boycott this time it’s the NRA……more problems from the shooting down in Florida…..what happened to the police on duty? CNN goes all out in a Town Hall about guns and nothing about fixing the problem……Syria in crisis……..what happens with North Korea now……….and other stories…………

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 02/25 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 25, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Sunday’s video: A word about the video series

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February 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

The left wants to talk only about guns but that’s not the problem

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Have you tried talking to gun control advocates about school shootings?  Or the one down at the church near San Antonio, Texas?

It’s frustrating, because they are always singing the same song, from “we have too many guns” to “we should follow the example of Australia.”

Yes, we indeed have too many guns, but so what?  We have a right to those guns.  We also have too many cars, and no one wants to outlaw them when a drunk driver kills a family on the road.  We also have a lot of residential swimming pool deaths, and no one is calling to outlaw them.

As for comparisons to Australia, let’s remember what John Lott recently wrote:

Gun control advocates like to note that there has been no mass public shooting in Australia since the buyback.  But they are simply picking out a country that happens to “prove” what they want it to prove.  

European countries such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands have even stricter gun control laws than Australia does, but their mass public shooting rates are at least as high as those in the United States.

During the Obama administration, the per capita casualty rate from shootings in the European Union was actually 27 percent higher than the U.S. rate.

I tried to bring these numbers to the attention of a gun control advocate, and he told me to stop citing studies paid for by the NRA.

So how do you talk to an ideologue?  You can’t!

President Trump may finally move the ball forward, because he is talking about school security, or the one issue that cuts through ideology.

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February 25, 2018 at 7:30 am

Saturday’s video: The school security debate is long overdue

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February 24, 2018 at 11:00 pm

School security debate is moving forward

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We will look at the school security debate, from guards to arming teachers………the Tet offensive 1968 and how the media misrepresented the results……..the 1996 shoot down of 4 Cuban Americans of The Brothers for Rescue…………….and other stories….

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Source: School security debate is moving forward 02/24 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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February 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm

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