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Archive for May 3rd, 2020

The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda……..Can VP Biden survive? Who takes his place? Who explains it all to the Sanders supporters? President Trump stops the daily briefings and moves to meetings with governors…..Protests keep growing…..and other stories……….click to listen:

Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 05/03 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Canada’s assault weapons ban: Trudeau pulling an Allende

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Like the late President Salvador Allende of Chile, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected with with a very narrow margin of victory. Allende got 36% of the vote in a 3-way race and Trudeau lost the popular vote in 2019 but managed to put together a governing coalition

As we know, President Allende misunderstood the election results and pushed a socialist agenda against the wishes of 65% of Chileans who did not vote for it. The net result is that he destroyed the economy and massive discontent led to his overthrow in September of 1973. 

It appears that Trudeau is now using a recent mass shooting to overreach, saying this:   

“These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada,” Trudeau said in a briefing where he announced the decision. PM Trudeau was reacting to a couple of mass shootings in Canada. 

The opposition was quick, especially in all of those provinces west of Ontario won by conservatives in the last election:    

“Canada’s Conservative opposition party leader Andrew Scheer denounced the ban, pointing out the Nova Scotia gunman used illegally obtained firearms, which the ban doesn’t address.  “Trudeau is using the current pandemic and the horrific attack in Nova Scotia to push his ideological agenda and make major firearms policy changes,” he said in a statement.  

Using the pandemic to push an ideological agenda?  Where have we heard that one before?    

How does a Prime Minister with 33.1% of the votes get to push an ideological agenda? 

Well, that’s what I’m hearing from my favorite pundits like Spencer Fernando:  “GUN GRAB: Trudeau government lets criminals out of jail while criminalizing law-abiding Canadians.” 

As we learned down here, banning assault weapons had little, if any, impact on crime.    As Polifact wrote:  

“The drop during the ban is less clear cut.” 

In fact, Democrat majorities in the US House and Senate plus a President chose to forget the law. 

Canadians will learn what we all know. Criminals do not respect laws. They will get their hands on whatever firearm is available.

Furthermore, and more important, let’s hope that Canadians remind their “33% Prime Minister” that he is really overreaching.  

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May 3, 2020 at 7:20 am

PM Trudeau plays the ‘assault weapons’ card!

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PM Trudeau of Canada said this about so-called “assault weapons”: 

“These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for such weapons in Canada,” Trudeau said in a briefing where he announced the decision.

PM Trudeau was reacting to a couple of mass shootings in Canada.

The opposition was quick to react, especially in all of those provinces west of Ontario won by conservatives in the last election:  

“Canada’s Conservative opposition party leader Andrew Scheer denounced the ban, pointing out the Nova Scotia gunman used illegally obtained firearms, which the ban doesn’t address.

“Trudeau is using the current pandemic and the horrific attack in Nova Scotia to push his ideological agenda and make major firearms policy changes,” he said in a statement.

Using the pandemic to push an ideological agenda?   Where have we heard that one before?  

By the way, PM Trudeau’s Liberal Party got 33.1% of the popular vote but managed to form a coalition to stay on.  The Conservatives got 34.1% but 36 fewer seats.

How does a Prime Minister with 33.1% of the votes get to push an ideological agenda?  Well, that’s what I’m hearing from my favorite pundits like Spencer Fernando:  “GUN GRAB: Trudeau government lets criminals out of jail while criminalizing law-abiding Canadians.”

As we learned down here, banning assault weapons had little, if any, impact on crime.  As Polifact wrote:

“The drop during the ban is less clear cut.”

In fact, Democrat majorities in the US House and Senate plus a president chose to forget the law. 

Canadians will learn what we all know.  Criminals do not respect laws.  They will get their hands on whatever firearm is available.

P.S.  You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/05/pm_trudeau_plays_the_assault_weapons_card.html#ixzz6LNdqCiEl
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May 3, 2020 at 7:13 am

A word about May 3

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A few memories and thoughts about May 3:

Up in Canada:   How does a Prime Minister with 33.1% of the votes get to push an ideological agenda?  Well, that’s what I’m hearing from my favorite pundits like Spencer Fernando:  “GUN GRAB: Trudeau government lets criminals out of jail while criminalizing law-abiding Canadians.

My American Thinker post:   PM Trudeau plays the ‘assault weapons’ card!

“Those were the days my friend”:   Mary Hopkin, the beautiful young woman from Wales who sang so many wonderful songs, was born on this day in 1950.   Mary is best known for “Those were the days“, now available in a digital format. 

“Godfather of soul”:  We remember James Brown who was born on this day in 1933.  He left us a huge legacy of songs and albums.  

“The book that everybody had to read in school”:  Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence on this day in 1469.   We remember him for “The Prince“, or the book that he published in 1532 when he was briefly jailed.  

“Time flies”:   We say happy birthday to Francesco Stephen Castelluccio who was born in New Jersey on this day in 1934.   We know him as Frankie Valli.   

“Everybody’s favorite host”:    We remember the great Robert Osborne, who was born on this day in 1932.    He was the face of TCM, the great movie channel that so many of us love.    He passed away in 2017.   

Once in a while, we have a little free time to catch an old movie.    Not long ago, they were showing “55 days at Peking”.   This is a story based in China during The Boxer Rebellion.

A podcast with a little history:    ROMAN LEADERS OLD & NEW: Caesar & the new Pope..

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May 3, 2020 at 1:00 am

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