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Sunday’s show: The latest from Kavanaugh, El Chapo’s family business, Reagan 1980 & Iran 1979

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Judge Kavanaugh should take action against the people who lied about him…….El Chapo’s sons are now running the business….Reagan 1980……Iran 1979…………and more stories……click to listen:


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November 4, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Iran 1979: Hard to believe it was so many years ago

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It started on this day in 1979 and lasted over a year. 

What we called “the hostage crisis” consumed our attention and contributed to the collapse of the Carter presidency. 

The 14-month episode was one of those historical events that our generation will always remember.

By in November 1979, so called “students” stormed the US Embassy in Tehran:

“Student followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini send shock waves across America when they storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The radical Islamic fundamentalists took 90 hostages. The students were enraged that the deposed Shah had been allowed to enter the United States for medical treatment and they threatened to murder hostages if any rescue was attempted. Days later, Iran’s provincial leader resigned, and the Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of Iran’s fundamentalist revolutionaries, took full control of the country—and the fate of the hostages.”

Iran has been a mess ever since!  It is a radical regime and a threat to the region.

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November 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm

November 1980: Reagan elected

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Many years ago, I was tuned in to the 1980 presidential election results. 

The last minute polls were calling for a close race.  It was confusing, to say the least.  In fact, most people sat down to watch the evening election coverage expecting a very long night.

Around 7 pm, the Eastern results came in and Carter looked weak.

By 9 pm, the Southern results started projecting a Reagan victory.  

By 11 pm, the Western results made it a landslide.    

The GOP picked up Senate seats and ended up with a majority for the first time in years.

The GOP won open seats in Alabama, Alaska, and Florida.  The real fun was defeating our favorite liberals, such as Frank Church of Idaho; Birch E. Bayh II of Indiana; George S. McGovern of South Dakota, the 1972 party nominee; and Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin.  

It was not a good night to be a liberal Democrat between the coasts!  I guess that it was the beginning of what we would later call the red states!

They say that some things don’t get old. Instead, they get better with age.  For me, Reagan’s 1980 landslide victory is one of those things that just gets better and better with age!

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November 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm

November 1956: Remembering the people of Hungary

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On this day in 1956, the Soviets crushed the Hungarian revolt.  It was a long time ago but the bravery of the Hungarian people is worth remembering.

Like many of you who escaped communism, I am a strong believer in reminding the younger generation that freedom is not cheap. In fact, many have paid the ultimate price to fight for it.

Many Hungarians paid the price this month in 1956!

Before Prague 1968 or Poland 1980, there was Hungary, one of the great chapters of human valor of the 20th century.

From mid-October 1956 until the Soviet tanks crushed the revolution, the people of Hungary stood tall against overwhelming odds and indifference from the West.

One of my heroes was the late Cardinal Mindszenty, who was imprisoned for 8 years and then given asylum at the US embassy. He died in Vienna in 1975 and never saw the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

We Cubans have a special place in our hearts for anyone who stood up to communism.

We salute the brave people of Hungary and how they fought for freedom many years ago.

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November 4, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Sunday’s video: Reagan elected on this day in 1980

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November 4, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Can Justice Kavanaugh sue for defamation?

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Another accusation against Justice Kavanaugh is up in smoke.

According to news reports, a woman named Judy Munro-Leighton was not telling the truth about a rape accusation.  As a consequence, Senator Grassley wants to investigate the matter:

On October 3, 2018, Committee staff received an email from a Ms. Judy Munro Leighton with a subject line claiming: “I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA – Kavanaugh raped me.”  Ms. Munro-Leighton wrote that she was “sharing with you the story of the night that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend sexually assaulted and raped me in his car” and referred to “the letter that I sent to Sen. Kamala Harris on Sept. 19 with details of this vicious assault.”  She continued: “I know that [‘]Jane Doe[‘] will get no media attention, but I am deathly afraid of revealing any information about myself or my family.”  She then included a typed version of the Jane Doe letter.

Committee investigators began investigating Ms. Munro-Leighton’s allegations. Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky.  In order to investigate her sexual-assault claims, Committee investigators first attempted to reach her by phone on October 3, 2018, but were unsuccessful. On October 29, Committee investigators again attempted contact, leaving a voicemail. In response, Ms. Munro-Leighton left Committee investigators a voicemail on November 1, 2018. ..

When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the “Jane Doe” from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: “No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention.[“]

She never met him.  He never raped her.

It’s time for Justice Kavanaugh to consider a defamation suit.  Maybe he can’t as a public person.  Maybe he does not want to put his family through this.

However, we have in this lady’s own words that the whole thing was the work of partisan and angry Democrats.  They set out to destroy a good man and nearly did.

Yes, I hope Justice Kavanaugh considers a defamation suit.  I think we need someone to pay for this awful episode.

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November 4, 2018 at 5:46 am