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Monday’s show: Cuba 2019 and the challenges ahead for the “revolution”

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Guest:   Marcos Nelson Suarez, founder of “El Hispano” in Dallas…….We will look at Cuba and 60 years of “revolution” and others stories… to listen:


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December 31, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Monday’s video: The Democrats will implode in 2019

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December 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm

The coming Democratic implosion

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The Cowboys won’t play in the 2019 Super Bowl.  The Rangers are not quite ready for another post season run.  

Nevertheless, here is a prediction that I am very confident about.

Someone said that Doug Schoen, former Clinton advisor and Fox News contributor, told Nancy Pelosi to rein in congresswoman-elect Alejandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Isn’t that like telling LeBron James to shut up and play basketball?   How do you stop AOC from talking when every news outlet wants to invite her to the show?

The complete and total implosion of the Democrats, especially the majority in the House, will be the story of 2019.  It may not be covered that way by CNN and MSNBC, but the towers will start falling soon.

We already see cracks in the so called “women’s march,” a phony parade that should have been called “The march of the anti-Trump women.”  

We hear this:   

Organizers of a Women’s March rally slated for Northern California next month have canceled the event, saying they were concerned that participants would have been “overwhelmingly white.”

In a news release, organizers for the march in Eureka — about 270 miles north of San Francisco — said Friday the “decision was made after many conversations between local social-change organizers and supporters of the march.”

“Up to this point, the participants have been overwhelmingly white, lacking representation from several perspectives in our community,” the news release continued.

Too white?

Is that crazy or what?  Isn’t the country 72% white — or at least it was the last time I checked the population figures.   

We will see the implosion over two issues: health care and the mad impulse to get Trump.

On health care, the Democrats are deeply divided between the socialized medicine crowd and a realistic wing that knows we don’t have the money to do it.  Many of this “realist wing” was elected in competitive districts and have a tough reelection waiting for them in 2020.

On “getting Trump,” they will find that impeachment is about “high crimes and misdemeanors,” not defeating Hillary Clinton or appointing conservative judges.

By the fall of 2019, the cracks will be very evident on those two issues and a few others.

The good news is that all of this craziness will convince Michael Bloomberg to run as an independent and that will reelect President Trump in a three-way race.  Bloomberg will be the Teddy Roosevelt of 1912 or Ross Perot of 1992 and President Trump will win 400 Electoral Votes.

So there is one prediction for 2019.

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December 31, 2018 at 7:14 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………..We will look at the media and President Trump’s trip to Iraq…….The Democrats are about to take over the House………Have we forgotten completely about foreign policy?………New York City and Happy New Year’s celebrations. and other stories……… to listen:

Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 12/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts


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December 30, 2018 at 9:00 pm

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Sunday’s video: The Kavanaugh confirmation was my choice for story of the year

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December 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Cuban baseball before it became another tool of the state

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As we hear Senator Rubio call on President Trump to reject the new MLB proposal with the Castro regime, we remember that professional baseball began in Cuba this month in 1878.

This is what Senator Rubio said

“Legality of recent agreement between MLB & Cuban Baseball Federation rests on Obama era ruling that federation not controlled by Cuban govt. This is not just factually incorrect it is a farce & I am working to get it overruled as soon as possible,” he tweeted.

Cuban Baseball Federation not controlled by the communist regime?  What were they thinking during the Obama administration?  Everything in Cuba, and specially baseball, is run by the state.

Back to history, the first professional game was between Habana and Almendares, the two teams that would be great rivals until Castro dissolved the league after the 1960-61 season.

The league had four teams in the 1950s: Habana, Almendares, Marianao, and Cienfuegos.

It was great and passionate baseball.

My parents tell me stories of how they used to pick up the games on radio in the interior of Cuba: Ciego De Avila for my mom and Sagua La Grande for my father.

The good news is that they were huge baseball fans.

The bad news is that my mom was a fan of Habana and my father Almendares.  That’s like Yankees versus Red Sox!  In my parents’ case, baseball opposites indeed attracted: they got married, and three more baseball fans came into the world.

Along the way, many major-leaguers played winter ball in Cuba, from Willie Mays to Brooks Robinson.  It was a great stop for young players looking to crack the major line-up the next season.

Havana was also a AAA franchise, the Havana Sugar Kings in the Cincinnati organization.  Havana played in the International League with other teams in Montreal and Toronto.

We remember Cuban baseball before it became a tool of the communist regime.

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The politics of the shutdown and border issues with George Rodriguez

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Guest: George Rodriguez, South Texas conservative and author………..The shutdown will move to next week or the new year……..Hispanics and President Trump……The latest issues from the border……The shooting of a police officer by an illegal immigrant in California. and other stories….click to listen:

Source: The politics of the shutdown and border issues with George Rodriguez 12/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts


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December 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Cuba singing the ’60th anniversary’ blues

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In a few days. appointed Presidente Miguel Diaz-Canel will oversee the 60th anniversary of what they call “la revolucion”.     

Historians will note that this is the first time that a non-Castro will deliver the big speech.  On the other hand, economists will tell you that the regime has little to show or boast about.

In other words, 60 years of “revolucion” have been great for Castro, Inc. and the party elite who send their wives to shop in Montreal or Mexico City.   

The rest of Cuba lives in a different reality, or a “Special Period” that never stops.    

For those not familiar with Cuba, the regime calls it a “special period” any time there’s unusual economic adversity.   The first “special period” was in the 1970s, then again in the 1990s when the USSR collapsed.  Unfortunately for Cubans, the “special periods” don’t stop!   It’s one after another!

This is the latest from the Cuban economy, according to the Miami Herald:

Cuba’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by slightly more than 1 percent in 2018 but the growth “still does not help the people like what we need,” Díaz-Canel told the National Assembly at year’s end. The government predicted a 1.5 percent GDP growth in 2019, but its figures are not comparable to the rest of the world because Cuba includes spending on health, education and social services.

“Cuba’s productive machinery does not totally collapse, but it also doesn’t create economic progress in the last 30 years,” economist Pavel Vidal wrote in an article published on the digital site, Cuba Posible.

The island has still not recovered from the withering economic crisis in the 1990s known as the Special Period, Vidal added, “but it must be acknowledged that it is a system that has proven to be effective at managing the crisis and avoiding economic collapse, just as it has been ‘effective’ at limiting private initiative, innovation and increases in productivity.

“It is a system that holds the record for the lowest levels of investment in Latin America,” he added.

Díaz-Canel’s recent visits to Russia, China, Vietnam and other Asian countries — with stops in the United Kingdom and France — also did not bring the expected benefits. For 2019, the confirmed foreign investments will account for barely 6.2 percent of all planned investment in the country.

So Presidente Diaz-Canel is having trouble selling Cuba to foreign  investors? Wonder why?  

Diaz-Canel faces a difficult challenge. You can’t reform Cuba without admitting that the whole system is a failure. You can’t improve the lives of Cubans without dumping the system.

My guess is that the lack of “foreign investment enthusiasm” in Cuba is a sign that most countries know that the end is coming.

Another “aniversario” comes and the band will play the usual “revolutionary” tunes about standing up to “el imperialiasmo” — the way they refer to the U.S. 

Based on what they tell me, most Cubans are not paying attention at all.

How much longer can this madness go on? I’ve been wrong before, but we are down to the end.

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December 29, 2018 at 7:27 am

The shutdown, border issues, Cuba at 60 plus Putin & Venezuela

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The shutdown will move to next week or the new year……..Hispanics and President Trump……The latest issues from the border……….and other stories…………

Click to listen: The shutdown and border issues with George Rodriguez, conservative activist 12/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics Podcasts


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December 28, 2018 at 11:00 pm

Friday’s video: The revolution turns 60 down in Cuba

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December 28, 2018 at 1:30 pm