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Archive for April 2020

Open or not plus General Flynn and the Democrats have a Tara problem

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The debate over reopening states…….The Democrats and the Tara problem…….General Flynn and abuse of power….Hitler dead 1945…President Washington 1789…….other stories…..

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Source: Open or not plus General Flynn and the Democrats have a Tara problem 04/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Thursday’s video: Biden has a Tara problem

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April 30, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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A reporter gets the Mr. & Mrs. Parker treatment

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As a fan of  A Christmas Story movie, I remember how Ralphie and his brother used to get reprimanded by their parents.  It was a two-step strategy:  Dad, or the old man, would yell at you and Mom, the absolutely wonderful Mrs. Parker, would give Ralphie a hug when you were serving your punishment.

On Tuesday morning, a reporter decided to show up President Trump.  He obviously went there on a “gotcha” mission and ended up making a total fool of himself.

Here’s what happened:  

“Mr. President, overall South Korea has done five times more tests than the U.S. per capita,” Walker said. “Why is that?

“I don’t think that’s true,” Trump replied.

Walker said that it was true, and Trump directed the question to Birx, the response coordinator for the coronavirus task force.

Then Dr. Birx detailed the numbers and that the President was right all along.

President Trump confronted him and asked for an apology.   (He did later by the way)

What followed was fun to watch.  

President Trump jumped all over the reporter.  Dr. Birx smiled at the reporter and told him to check the facts.

It was great.  Maybe President Trump should let Dr. Birx put more reporters in their place.  She’s beautiful at it.

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April 30, 2020 at 7:00 am

A word about April 30

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We remember Robert Thomas Velline who was born in Fargo, South Dakota on this day in 1943.    We known him as Bobby Vee, one of the most popular pop vocalists of the early 1960’s.   

On this day in 1945, he was reported dead by the BBC.  Later, we learned that it was a suicide and that his ashes were allegedly found along Eva Braun, his wife.  

The European war ended a few weeks later when Germany surrendered.   

On this day in 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the US.  

Willie Mays had many big games in his glorious career, specially April 30, 1961.    

Mays hit 4 home runs at the old County Stadium in Milwaukee.   He went 4 for 5 with 8 RBIs.   The Giants beat the Braves, 14-4.     

Want to read a good book?   President Nixon wrote a wonderful book in ’85 called “No more Vietnams“.   It was a review of the war and the mistakes made along the way. 

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April 30, 2020 at 3:00 am

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Trump calls out China plus media double standard and Duke Ellington

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China WHO and President Trump…..The media and President Trump…..The states are opening slowly but surely…….Biden and the Tara story that won’t go away….Mayor De Blasio sparks a controversy with the Jewish community……Duke Ellington 1799-1974….Happy # 86 Luis Aparicio……other stories…..

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https://www.blogtalkradio.com/cantotalk/2020/04/29/trump-calls-out-china-plus-media-double-standard-and-duke-ellington

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April 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Wednesday’s video: Reporters on a mission rather than asking questions

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April 29, 2020 at 1:30 pm

The money is on Trump

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On Tuesday morning, the Real Clear Politics average had former VP Biden up by 6.3 against President Trump.  At the same time, the “betting odds” or the people who bet their money has the President up by 5.5.

What does it all mean?  

First, polls are snapshots, as they say.  Also, polls are all about samples.  

Second, “betting odds” are people who actually put their money down.  It’s not an emotional snapshot but rather a more logical decision based on the future.

My bet is that President Trump will be reelected.  

By Labor Day, voters will look at what he did to fight this virus.  They will reward him his administrative skills and how he reacted to the situation.

As for the Democrats, they need something more than saying that President Trump was “unprepared.”  They will need a coherent candidate or anyone who can unite the party.

By the fall campaign, the range of issues will expand beyond the virus.  For example, the Democrat candidate is going to have explain why “blue states” should be bailed out.

So the betting odds are with the President and I agree. 

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April 29, 2020 at 6:48 am

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A word about April 29

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Duke Ellington who was born in Washington DC on this day in 1899.    He died in 1974.   Duke was a jazz giant.   However, I first heard of him many years ago when my father used to listen to The Voice of America in Cuba.  Duke’s “Take the A train” was the intro-music for Willis Conover’s jazz show broadcast to the world on short wave.  

We say happy birthday to Luis Aparicio who was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, on this day in 1934.  Aparicio was inducted to The Hall of Fame in 1984.

Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” was released on this day in 1967 and hit # 1 by mid-June. The story of “Respect” is rather interesting.  It was ranked # 5 in Rolling Stone’s Top 500 all time songs.

 

We remember “Hair“, the musical that opened in Broadway on this day in 1968.     The music was good but everything else did not matter to me.

A podcast from 2016…..We spoke Richard Baehr, Chief Political Correspondent American Thinker about Election 2016……..what happened?   CLICK TO LISTEN.

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April 29, 2020 at 3:00 am

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Blue state economics plus the Democrats have a “Tara” problem plus more

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The media and President Trump….’Blue state economics’ can not be fixed by money alone……..The Democrats and the Tara problem…..Clinton endorses Biden…..Stacey Abrams wants to be VP…..China and the virus….Howard Stern and Trump supporters…..other stories…..click to listen:

Source: Blue state economics plus the Democrats have a “Tara” problem plus more 04/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Tuesday’s video: Why the double standard about Tara & Biden?

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April 28, 2020 at 2:00 pm