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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 review the Flynn shooting….the riots….the collapse of order in Minnesota….Citizens defending themselves and gun control….Trump vs China…..Biden and the VP choices….The US is back in space and that is great…..other stories…..

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 05/31 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

It was like watching a rerun of Baltimore 2014

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Let’s see if you remember this story: the policeman is accused of killing someone, the incidents sparks so-called protests, the mayor cracks and lets the demonstrators get it out of their system, property and businesses burn down, and then the city is never the same.

That was Baltimore 2014.  It sure felt as though I was watching a documentary of that story six years ago.

Why are so many of our cities run by such weak and incompetent leaders?

Former mayor Rudi Giuliani, who did a pretty good job of running New York City, was right on target:

“Progressive Democrats are incapable of keeping their people safe,” he said, “because they have criminal-friendly policies that are pathetic, that are dangerous, and now we are seeing the results not only there [in Minneapolis], but watch the cities that start burning.

“They are all going to be run by so-called progressives, idiot Democrats who let criminals out of jail, who set bail for murderers and encourage exactly this kind of thing.”

Giuliani also said Democrat Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Democrat Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz should resign after Minneapolis officers were driven out of a police precinct that was set ablaze by rioters Thursday night.

“Giving up a police precinct?  The mayor should resign.  Telling police officers to flee a precinct, he should resign and be replaced by somebody who can protect his people,” Giuliani said.  “The governor should resign because he has had four days to protect his people.”

We will see if the good people of Minnesota wise up and do some regime change.

In the meantime, Mayor Frey is blaming “white supremacists,” but the arrests tell a different story.  I guess Mr. Frey had to bring the white supremacist (i.e., it’s Trump’s fault) into the narrative, but the real thugs did not cooperate with his distraction.

It does not matter who set the fires.  The real issue is that the local leadership let them do it.  No one stood up to them, and that’s how the mayor and the governor failed their constituents.

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May 31, 2020 at 6:55 am

A word about May 31

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We remember May 31:

My new AT post:    “‘Expats’ doing their part in Mexico“…..

“Broadway Joe”:     We remember Joe Namath who was born in Beaver Falls. PA, on this day in 1943.  Namath won Super Bowl III and very good quarterback:  173 TDs and over 27,000 yards passed.  

“Folk music”:    We remember Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter Paul & Mary.   He was born in New York City on this day in 1938.

“Orioles magic”:    We remember Tippy Martinez who was born in Colorado on this day in 1950.  He became one of the best Orioles ever.   

“Go ahead and make my day”:      We remember Clint Eastwood, who was born in San Francisco on this day in 1930.    Check out this western collection!  You can get the whole “Rawhide” series HERE.    

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May 31, 2020 at 2:00 am

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‘Expats’ doing their part in Mexico

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During my time in Mexico, I learned about the huge number of Americans who retire there.  They were a vibrant community who supported each other and made a positive influence in the country.

A few days ago, I read about how a group of “expats” were doing more than talking about the virus.  In other words, they were running food banks and helping people directly.  This is from Janet Blaser:   

One of those people is Guanajuato resident Betsy McNair. Compelled to help those less fortunate — including her working-class neighbors in the community of Marfil where she lives — she thought for a week and then went into action. A background in catering and running restaurant kitchens directed her decision to start a food bank. Phone calls to friends yielded US $300 overnight which grew to $2,000 in two days. Posting on Facebook brought more money and more help.

This is great and very needed in a country fighting the virus.  In fact, I just saw a model that projected 136,000 deaths in Mexico by September 1st.

Just as up here, some of these models have turned out to be wrong.  I don’t know if Mexico will see this level of death.  No matter what, more people are dying of the virus south of the border than the Mexican government is reporting.

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Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/05/expats_doing_their_part_in_mexico.html#ixzz6Nv9wf900
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May 30, 2020 at 5:46 am

A word about May 30

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We remember May 30:

Thursday’s AT post:    We remember the great Sam Johnson  (1930-2020).……

Friday’s video:   The insanity of Minneapolis…….

Friday’s podcast:    Trump goes after China plus more from Minnesota & what’s up with Twitter……

On May 30, 1922, The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated.   It was 57 years after Lincoln died.  

Indy 500:    The Indianapolis 500 is always a real treat.   It all got started in 1911 when Ray Harround came in first.

Yankee history:    On this day in 1956, Mickey Mantle hit one of the most memorable home runs in his career.   It happened on the second game of a doubleheader with the Washington Senators.  He hit a pitch from Pedro Ramos that came within 18 inches of leaving Yankee Stadium.  The experts said that the ball could have traveled more than 600 feet. 

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May 30, 2020 at 2:00 am

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Trump goes after China plus more from Minnesota & what’s up with Twitter

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Minneapolis burning….how was this violence permitted to happen?….The WHO….Hong Kong and China……Trump vs Twitter again……the Biden VP decision after Minnesota……President Kennedy (1917-63)………..and other stories…….click to listen:

Source: Trump goes after China plus more from Minnesota & what’s up with Twitter 05/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Friday’s video: The insanity of Minneapolis

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May 29, 2020 at 4:30 pm

We remember the great Sam Johnson (1930-2020)

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Back in 1994, I had the chance to catch a speech by then Representative Sam Johnson.  He was fascinating, specially when he related his amazing military story.

Former US Representative Sam Johnson died in Texas on May 27.  He had a wonderful life, as you can see in this obituary:  

Former U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson, a Texas congressman for more than 25 years and Vietnam War hero, died Wednesday in Plano, a family spokesperson said. He was 89.

First elected to Congress in 1991, Johnson gained a reputation as a strong conservative voice in the Texas delegation. In 2010, he was tied for the most conservative member of Congress, according to the National Journal’s rankings.

Johnson flew combat missions during the Korean and Vietnam wars as a fighter pilot. While flying over North Vietnam in 1966, his plane was struck down. He was held as a prisoner of war for nearly seven years, including a stint at the Hoa Lo Prison known as the Hanoi Hilton.

Along the way, he flew fighter jets in Korea, Vietnam, shared a cell with the late Senator John McCain and became a prominent member of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Best of all, he was always happy to talk to a constituent even when they disagreed.  He was a first-class gentleman and true patriot.

Rest in Peace, Congressman Johnson.

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Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/05/we_remember_the_great_sam_johnson_19302020.html#ixzz6NpQspGga
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May 29, 2020 at 6:15 am

A word about May 29

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We remember May 29:

Thursday’s AT post:     The election is in November, not today…….

Thursday’s video:     A stupid move by Twitter……..

Thursday’s podcast:   Trump vs Tweeter plus Minnesota video & the late Rep Sam Johnson………….

May 1813:    The week Thomas Jefferson and John Adams started their historic correspondence……..

JFK:   We remember President John F. Kennedy who was born in Massachusetts on this day in 1917.   

19th century:    Wisconsin joined the Union on this day in 1848.    It was state # 30 on the way to 50!

“Hollywood”:    The great Bob Hope was born on this day in 1903 and lived 100 years plus 2 months!

“Hall of Famer”:   Slugger Mike Schmidt closed the books on a great career with the Phillies on this day in 1989.   He was one of the very best third basemen in baseball history.    His numbers were awesome:  548 HR & 1, 595 RBI.   

9-11 widow:    On 9-11, Beverly Eckert was one of the many ladies at home talking to their husbands at the collapsing World Trade Center or aboard one of those jets.  Beverly Eckert was born on this day in 1951.  She was killed in a Buffalo plane crash in 2009.     Beverly was on her way to Buffalo to attend a ceremony related to her husband at Canisius High School, a Jesuit school.   

“1960’s classic”:    We remember Gary Brooker, vocalist and keyboardist for Procol Harum.   He was born in the UK on this day in 1945.     Back in 1967, the band scored a worldwide hit:  “A whiter shade of pale“.  

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May 29, 2020 at 2:00 am

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Trump vs Tweeter plus Minnesota video & the late Rep Sam Johnson 

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President Trump vs Tweeter……..the terrible video from Minnesota and remarks by Mayor……….the passing of former POW and US House Rep Sam Johnson (1930-2020)…..Ian Fleming (1910-64)……

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Source: Trump vs Tweeter plus Minnesota video & the late Rep Sam Johnson 05/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics