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Archive for July 18th, 2018

The latest from Texas elections and other stories with George Rodriguez

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Guest: George Rodriguez,  South Texas conservative…………We will look at the latest from the Texas elections…….The insanity of the resistance……….Chappaquidick 1969……Spanish Civil War 193…..and other stories…………

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July 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm

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Wednesday’s video: Private law and doing business in Cuba

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July 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Soros disappointed with Obama?

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Here is a strange headline:   George Soros calls Obama ‘greatest disappointment,’ says he doesn’t ‘particularly want to be a Democrat’.   

According to the story, Mr. Soros tried to get close to President Obama but he did not respond.   

The story also confirms that Mr. Soros also invested heavily in Mrs. Clinton’s campaign.

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July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm

1936 and the start of The Spanish Civil War

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The Spanish Civil War broke out on this day in 1936 with a revolt by right-wing Spanish military officers in Spanish Morocco that spread to mainland Spain.    It lasted until 1939.   General Franco stayed in power until his death in 1975.

It was a conflict that would have ramifications in Europe and specially in Latin America.  Thousands of children were sent to Latin America and many never saw their parents again.   We saw horrific brutality from both sides in that conflict.  

Barry Jacobsen discussed the Spanish Civil War during our recent episode about World War II.    

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July 18, 2018 at 11:45 am

Lieberman a sane voice in a party that is quickly going insane

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We are happy to see this: “Lieberman slams Ocasio-Cortez, urges voters to pick Joe Crowley

Former Senator Lieberman wrote an article about the young woman from the Bronx and her agenda, or as he calls it, “more Socialist than Democratic”.

Frankly, I am not a fan of Representative Crowley but at least he understands our relationship with Israel.   

Glad to see Senator Lieberman back on the saddle.  He is a sane voice in a party that is quickly going insane.

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July 18, 2018 at 11:30 am

July 18, 1969: Chappaquidick and Ted Kennedy

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On July 18, 1969, most Americans were tuned in to Apollo 11’s lunar mission.

Over in Chappaquiddick, Senator Ted Kennedy was attending a party with friends and campaign workers:

“Just after 11 p.m., Kennedy left the party with Kopechne, by his account to drive to the ferry slip where they would catch a boat back to their respective lodgings in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard.
While driving down the main roadway, Kennedy took a sharp turn onto the unpaved Dike Road, drove for a short distance, and then missed the ramp to a narrow wooden bridge and drove into Poucha Pond.
Kennedy, a married man, claimed the Dike Road excursion was a wrong turn. However, both he and Kopechne had previously driven down the same road, which led to a secluded ocean beach just beyond the bridge.
In addition, Kopechne had left both her purse and room key at the party.
Kennedy escaped the car and then dove down in an attempt to retrieve Kopechne from the sunken Oldsmobile. Failing, he stumbled back to the cottage, where he enlisted Gargan and another friend in a second attempt to save Kopechne. The three men were unsuccessful; her body was not recovered. The trio then went to the ferry slip, where Kennedy dove into the water and swam back to Edgartown, about a mile away. He returned to his room at the Shiretown Inn, changed his clothes, and at 2:25 a.m. stepped out of his room when he spotted the innkeeper, Russell Peachey. He told Peachey that he been awakened by noise next door and asked what time it was. He then returned to his room.”

To say the least, it became a huge scandal for Senator Kennedy. It probably ended his presidential ambitions, although he did run against President Carter in 1980.

Kennedy died in 2009.

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July 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

So President Obama goes to South Africa to talk about human rights and leaders who double down on their lies?

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Our friend Bill Katz has an Obama-mania update:   

Naturally, in the midst of all this international chaos, who should grace us with his rhetorical presence?  Who else but the man got us into a lot of this, Barack (just call me Field Martial) Obama.  
And he chose to speak, not at home to an American audience, but to South Africa, a human-rights hellhole with one of the worst records of sexual violence against women in the world.  
But why be bothered with that stuff?  It was vintage Obama.  Ring kissing is in order…..

So President Obama goes to South Africa to talk about human rights and leaders who double down on their lies?   

I understand that President Obama spoke at the Mandela anniversary.   However, South Africa has serious challenges, from basic human rights to high levels of poverty and violence against women and children.

Well, what can you say?    We can say two things:

1) Obama mania is still ticking; and,

2) No Democrat running in a competitive election will quote the President’s speech.

Obama is still Obama.

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