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Saturday’s video: Trump and the courts

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June 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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Erase the Ingalls!

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In the interest of full disclosure, I never read the “Little House” books. I became acquainted with the Ingalls from the TV show. Based on the episodes, the Ingalls came across as nice people dealing with the harsh realities of surviving in the prairie.  

Now, we learn that Laura’s books are racist or something like that.

Am I the only one who reacts with anger when I see a story like this? This is the latest in the war against U.S. history, or more correctly the war against the Europeans who settled North America.    

Check this reaction from Professor Thomas from The University of Pennsylvania:    

The Left is going after another great American treasure: Laura Ingalls Wilder and her beloved Little House on the Prairie collection. They cite the same old reasons — racism, racism, and more racism.

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) says they are stripping Wilder’s name from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for children’s literature, an award Wilder was the first to receive. The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. The ALSC says the award “may no longer be consistent with the intention of the award named for her.”

More likely, the modern radical ALSC is no longer consistent with the original intention of the ALSC.

The group explained:

The decision was made in consideration of the fact that Wilder’s legacy, as represented by her body of work, includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values of inclusiveness, integrity and respect, and responsiveness.

In other words, the Little House books aren’t politically correct.

So Laura’s books are full of stereotypes? What book from that time was not? Have you seen a Western movie?   

There are two problems here:

First, Who are these people or the ALSC? Who pays their salaries? Who voted them responsible for rewriting history? Did I miss something?

Second, the “skin color obsessed” ALSC is missing the point of Laura’s stories.    

She wrote about a family that survived the prairie. It was her family story and a rather good one to say the least. Pa and Ma Ingalls were devoted parents who raised a family and went to church on Sundays.    

Maybe the ALSC forgot that these white Europeans were also the ones who wrote the U.S. Constitution and created the system of “rights” that  they now enjoy.

The ALSC is apparently concerned that Mary, the older sister, was afraid of Indians. I guess that this is now the new standard of white supremacist values.

Again, who appointed the ALSC as arbiters? It’s time for state legislatures to stop funding these organizations.

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June 30, 2018 at 6:57 am

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Political correctness meets “Little House”, Justice Kennedy, ICE and others

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Political correctness meets \’Little House in the prairie\’……A shooting in Maryland and the automatic calls against President Trump or gun laws……….Some Democrats want to abolish ICE…..The left in full hysterical mode about replacing Justice Kennedy……..Harmon Killebrew 1936-2011…..Joe DiMaggio got # 41 & # 42 in a doubleheader on his way to 56 that summer of 1941………..and others stories..………

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Source: Political correctness meets \’Little House\’, Justice Kennedy, ICE and others 06/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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June 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Friday’s video: PC meets “Little House”

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June 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Your Trump Derangement Syndrome episode for the day in one headline

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Your Trump Derangement Syndrome episode for the day in one headline:   “Reuters editor apologizes, could be disciplined after blaming Capital Gazette shooting on Trump.”

How reckless can this man be?    

Just curious, did he blame Senator Sanders when one of his supporters went out looking for GOP congressman to shoot?   

The Annapolis shooting was a horrible thing and let’s wait for more details, or information about the shooter’s intentions, before we politicize it.

Finally, how can Reuters keep such a biased reporter on the political beat?   Who can believe any story written by this man after this tasteless display of bias?

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June 29, 2018 at 12:45 pm

How about an up-and-down vote on abolishing ICE?

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The Democrats’ latest talking point is about abolishing ICE. In fact, some Democrats are introducing legislationto that effect:   

A Democratic congressman introduced legislation to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), calling the agency “heartless.”

“ICE is tearing apart families and ripping at the moral fabric of our nation,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) said in a statement. “Unfortunately, President Trump and his team of white nationalists, including Stephen Miller, have so misused ICE that the agency can no longer accomplish its goals effectively.”

“The heartless actions of this abused agency do not represent the values of our nation and the U.S. must develop a more humane immigration system, one that treats every person with dignity and respect.”

Add to this that the idea has now became an issue in New York, where Cynthia Nixon is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo and an outsider upset Rep. Joseph Crowley. Nixon calls ICE “a terrorist organization“.      

So let’s do it the right way.  Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should call for a vote. Force every Democrat to vote up or down on this issue.    

My guess is that a vote to abolish ICE will go down and not get many votes, specially from those red-state Democrats seeking reelection in Montana, North Dakota, Missouri, Indiana, and West Virginia. It won’t play well with centrist Democrats trying to win House seats this fall.

It won’t play well either with the agents handling a horrible situation on the border, nor with honest Americans who can distinguish between a terrorist organization and ICE.

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June 29, 2018 at 7:03 am

1948: President Truman and Israel

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President Truman was in the middle of some of the biggest moments of the 20th century. He dropped the two bombs that ended war in the Pacific. He led the US into the Cold War with the Truman Doctrine. It was clearly one of the most consequential presidencies ever.

In 2008, Pres. Truman’s library hosted an exhibition to remember the 60th anniversary of Israel or another one of his many important decisions:

“On May 14, 1948 President Harry Truman announced that the United States would offer de facto recognition of the new State of Israel. His decision, coming only eleven minutes after the new government was formed in the former British mandate of Palestine, gave immediate legitimacy to a country that existed only on paper and in the hearts of the world-wide Jewish community.” (Truman and Israel: Behind the Decision)

Like most Truman decisions, it was not easy or popular everywhere. However, it was the right thing to do.

Pres. Truman was a great president because he made decisions and took the political heat for them. I call it leadership, which is why he is my favorite Democrat and ranks rather high in most presidential lists!

P.S. Speaking of Pres. Truman, let me recommend once again that wonderful biography by by David McCullough. It is one of best ones ever written about a US president.

 

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June 29, 2018 at 2:45 am