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Friday’s show: The midterms and waves, Venezuela and other countries plus Truman 1948

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The midterms and waves……Venezuela is a regional problem……Truman 1948……..Happy # 76 Stephanie Powers……and more stories… to listen:


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November 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Truman beat Dewey 1948

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This is a good time to remember another anniversary of Truman vs Dewey, or the biggest upset in presidential election story.

On election day 1948, most experts picked Gov Dewey over Pres Truman.  It turned out to be different.

It was a shock, an upset!  

The Chicago Tribune was so certain that they went to print with the headline: Dewey beats Truman

What is the lesson of 1948?  Wait until all of the votes are counted!

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November 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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Happy # 76 Stephanie Powers

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Happy birthday to Stephanie Powers, who was born in Los Angeles, CA. on this day in 1942.

Most of us met her on “Hart to Hart” where she played the sexy Mrs. Hart.   

Before that, she was “The girl from UNCLE” for a couple of seasons.

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November 2, 2018 at 3:30 pm

We remember Burt Lancaster (1913-1994)

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Burt Lancaster was born in New York on this day in 1913.    He died in 1994.

During his career, he worked on a bunch of movies, from “The Kentuckian”, to “Seven days in May” to “From here to eternity” to playing Wyatt Earp in “Gunfight at the OK corral” to his great role as Moonlight Graham in “Fields of dreams”.    

It’s amazing how his movies dealt with such a variety of subjects, from the frontier days, to fears of a military takeover of the US government, to the most famous shootout of the Old West to a movie about a man who built a baseball field in Iowa.  

Let’s just say that he left a wonderful legacy of movies.     

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November 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Friday’s video: We will see two big turnouts or waves on Tuesday

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November 2, 2018 at 1:45 pm

And now Venezuelans in Peru

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What has to happen for Latin American leaders to understand that Venezuela is a regional matter and humanitarian crisis?

The latest is that Peru may be done helping Venezuelans, as Sabrina Martin just wrote:   

Óscar Pérez, president of the NGO Unión Venezolana in Peru, will ask the Peruvian government to extend the expiration date for the Temporary Permit to Stay (PTP) and implement a humanitarian visa for vulnerable Venezuelans.

In an interview with the PanAm Post, Pérez added that the decision of the Vizcarra government not to extend the timeframe for the PTPs term should be of concern to all Venezuelans, adding that it was a surprising decision to close the doors to migration.   

So Peru is saying “no mas” — no more.  I get it.  Peru wants Peruvians to have the jobs. 

We saw something similar with Brazil, Ecuador and Colombia, the other three countries facing this border issue.  In other words, these countries are saying that there are limits to “continental generosity”.

Nevertheless, the real issue goes unresolved.  The problem is the Maduro dictatorship and the mess in Venezuela.  We are all watching a sinking ship and people desperately looking for survival. 

The latest is a health crisis or something that Venezuelans in Dallas have been telling me about.  Then I saw this in the Washington Post:  

The economic and social crisis in Venezuela is increasingly spilling over its borders, with disease becoming the newest symbol of the disaster. Venezuela’s health-care system has virtually broken down, allowing once-eradicated illnesses such as measles and diphtheria to reemerge in a population facing acute shortages of food and medicine. Now, a historic outflow of migrants is helping spread infections to other countries.

“Venezuela’s crisis has become our own,” Manaus Mayor Arthur Virgilio Neto said.

So true.   “Tu problema es mi problema” — your problem is my problem.

Again, the problem lives in Caracas and his name is Maduro.  When are Latin America leaders going to call for change in Venezuela?

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November 2, 2018 at 6:37 am