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Archive for April 2019

Venezuela uprising and elections in Spain with Michael Prada

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We will look at the election in Spain plus the uprising in Venezuela…….BBC reported Hitler’s death and more stories…….click to listen:

Source: Venezuela uprising and elections in Spain with Michael Prada 04/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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April 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Tuesday’s video: They had an election in Spain….

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April 30, 2019 at 1:45 pm

Spain goes left — and probably off the rails

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We learned that the socialists won in Spain, but it won’t be easy to put a government together, as we see in this report:   

Spain’s socialist prime minister says he will consider talks to form a new government only with parties that respect the constitution and promote social justice.

Pedro Sánchez declared his party the winner in Sunday’s general election, a ballot in which the far-right made inroads for the first time since Spain returned to democratic rule.

Sánchez hinted at a preference for a left-wing governing alliance but his stress on the constitution also sent a warning to Catalan separatists even though he may need their support to be elected by Parliament’s lower house to a new term as prime minister.

Translation: Spain is a mess.

The socialists got the most votes but it translates to 123 of 350 seats.  It takes 176 to have a majority and nobody is within sight of that number.

What happens now?  The socialists will have to persuade 53 other members to form a government.  

It may happen if PODEMOS, the other left party with 57 seats, joins forces with the socialists.  At the same time, these two socialist parties are not as friendly as you may think. 

The biggest loser was the conservative Partido Popular. They got smacked and down to 66 seats.  The biggest winner was VOX, a far-right party that made its debut with 24 seats.

In reality, the biggest loser was Spain.  The socialists have nothing to say other than just exploit the bad economy and tell people what they want to hear.  It won’t get better for a while if at all!

Last, but not least, aren’t you glad that we have an Electoral College, i.e. no multi-party elections that result in chaos as we see in Spain the morning after?

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April 30, 2019 at 12:30 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…….AG Barr vs Representative Nadler…….Subpoenas vs Executive privilige…….President Trump going to the UK but Mr. Corbyn will not be there………VP Biden and all of those things that he said in the past……Senator Kamala Harris, gun owner…..Where is Beto?…..Mayor Pete is gaining….The shooting at a synagogue in California…and more stories…….

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the Editor of Urgent Agenda 04/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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April 29, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Monday’s video: Duke Ellington and The Cold War

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April 29, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Impeachment ain’t going nowhere

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Impeachment is going nowhere like that Dylan song recorded by The Byrds:    

I don’t care how many letters they sent

The morning came

The morning went

Pack up your money

Pick up your tent

You ain’t goin’ nowhere

The public is not buying it as you can see here: ABC/WaPo Poll: Support For Impeachment Drops To 37%

It makes sense to me because voters understand what impeachment means:

First, it will freeze the U.S. House and nothing will get done about the border chaos or health care.  The Democrats seeking reelection in competitive districts next year can not afford that.  They need to go back and say that they passed something rather than just investigate President Trump; and,

Second, it will be very difficult to write articles of impeachment without a crime or to get a conviction in the U.S. Senate.

Will the angry left force the House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings?  I don’t know, but they will make a lot of noise.   In the end, impeachment ain’t going nowhere.

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April 29, 2019 at 6:27 am

Impeachment talk plus VP Biden 2020 and more

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We will look at the reality of impeachment…..it’s not going anywhere because voters are looking for Congress to do something rather than investigate…..VP Biden and all of those things that he said in the past……Senator Kamala Harris, gun owner…………Kate Smith’s ‘God bless America’ and 81% say that people are too easily offended these days……Warren Spahn 1961…..Frank Robinson 1956….Happy # 78 Ann Margaret…..Happy # 84 Pedro Ramos…….and more stories………….click to listen:

Source: Impeachment talk plus VP Biden 2020 and more 04/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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April 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Sunday’s video: VP Biden will be reminded of everything he said over the last 45 years….

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April 28, 2019 at 3:30 pm

The world encouraged Joe Biden to run for president?

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A day ago, I heard V.P. Biden say the world encouraged him to run.  We didn’t get a lot of details, but let’s take V.P. Biden at his word.

So why are all of those world leaders looking to replace President Trump?

It cannot be the U.S. economy.  After all, the latest first-quarter GDP figure is rather strong at 3.2%.  In other words, that’s a lot exports and imports going across the Atlantic.

Maybe they miss President Obama.  Didn’t he call them “free riders” over NATO?  In other words, President Trump was not telling the NATO countries anything different from what they’ve heard from many U.S. presidents.

Maybe it’s about those wonderful and universally loved Paris Climate Change Accords.

Well, let’s see what world leaders think of the Paris deal.  This is from National Post:

Barely two years ago, after weeks of intense bargaining in Paris, leaders from 195 countries announced a global agreement that once had seemed impossible. 

For the first time, the nations of the world would band together to reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels in an effort to hold off the most devastating effects of climate change.

“History will remember this day,” the secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, said amid a backdrop of diplomats cheering and hugging.

Two years later, the euphoria of Paris is colliding with the reality of the present.

Global emissions of carbon dioxide are rising again after several years of remaining flat. 

The United States, under President Donald Trump, is planning to withdraw from the Paris accord and is expected to see emissions increase by 1.8 percent this year, after a three-year string of declines.

Other countries, too, are showing signs they might fail to live up to the pledges they made in Paris.

In short, the world is off target. 

Really?  The world is off target?  And they are expecting to get back on target with a President Biden?

Not so fast, world.

One of the reasons why Mr. Trump won is that he went into Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and won blue-collar workers.  I am not sure that V.P. Biden is going to go there and tell those workers to let Europeans show them the way.

So the world wants V.P. Biden?  My guess is that he won’t be bragging about it.

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April 28, 2019 at 7:54 am

Great GDP numbers plus VP Biden & polls

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We will look at the VP Biden running for President…….The world called on VP Biden to run?……Spring polls and President Glenn?…….US economy and 3.2% GDP growth…….Babe Ruth said goodbye to baseball 1947 and more stories………..click to listen:

Source: Great GDP numbers plus VP Biden & polls 04/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

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April 27, 2019 at 8:00 pm