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School choice and Supreme Court plus backlash brewing and more

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The Supreme Court upholds Montana’s school choice law…..good news for parents and children…….Biden press conference……Violence in Mexico up…..Backlash coming…..’Gone with the wind’ published 1939…..

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Source: School choice and Supreme Court plus backlash brewing and more 06/30 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Tuesday’s video: I see a big backlash coming

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June 30, 2020 at 6:45 pm

Some signs of a backlash brewing

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Over and over, I keep hearing from people totally fed up with the riots, anarchy, and selective destruction of history.   

Over the last couple of days, I saw a couple of examples of what we will call the mother of all backlashes this November.

In Virginia, we saw a march in support of the police:    

Hundreds of people marched in the streets of Manassas Saturday afternoon to show their support for law enforcement officers as police departments across the country come under unprecedented scrutiny in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Participants in the event, sponsored by the organization We Back Blue, gathered at Nelson Park and then marched down Grant Avenue to the Old Manassas Courthouse holding signs that read “We Support Our Law Enforcement,” “No Police, No Peace,” and “Law & Order.”

In Oklahoma, some people learned that “The Sooner State” will enforce the law:  

A district attorney in Oklahoma hit several protesters with charges of assault, rioting, and terrorism in connection to recent violent protests that took place in Oklahoma City.

My guess is that there are other examples that we have not heard about.

As someone said, we’ve reached a flash point.  The American people will stand up for their country and the left is in for a major shock in November.

As I told a local police officer, the public supports you and the fine work that you do.

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June 30, 2020 at 6:50 am

Louisiana abortion law plus signs of a backlash out there & more stories

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The Supreme Court strikes down the Louisiana abortion law……People are marching in support of the police and defending their homes……..Oklahoma reminds protesters that this is not Seattle…..90 days since former VP Biden had a press conference………DiMaggio reaches 41 & 42 in a doubleheader 1941………….and other stories…….click to listen:

Source: Louisiana abortion law plus signs of a backlash out there & more stories 06/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Monday’s video: Justice Roberts and the Louisiana abortion law…..

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June 29, 2020 at 11:15 am

Karen Bass may be bad news for Joe Biden

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Over the years, Fidel Castro always had two loyal friends in the U.S.  First, the editorial page of the New York Times.  Second, Karen Bass, congresswoman from California.

Representative Bass is in the news today because she may be the “black woman” running mate that he’s been looking for.   At the same time, she has a “Cuban problem,” as reported in Politico:    

Democrats worry the presence of Bass on the ticket would needlessly help Republicans in a state where the GOP has historically eked out come-from-behind wins. Florida Democrats also favor a home-state congressional candidate as Biden’s running mate, with Val Demings also under consideration. Demings, a Florida congresswoman who is African-American, is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus while Bass chairs the group.

Two of their congressional colleagues from Miami, Reps. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala, are facing reelection challenges from Cuban-American Republicans who have made socialism a top issue. Both support Demings as a running mate for Biden but say that Bass‘ comments in their own right are problematic, and both had also condemned Sanders remarks about Castro in the primary.

“I disagree with the Congresswoman’s comments on Cuba. I invite people to come to Miami where we can educate them on the tyrannical dictatorship that has decimated Cuba for 60 years,” Shalala said, adding “my focus is on helping her and Joe Biden win Florida, the White House, and save our country.”

Represenative Bass reacted by saying that her comments were identical to those of President Obama back when he was seeking better relations.   I have not read everything that former President Obama said about Fidel Castro but “mi comandante” does not sound familiar.  Even President Obama understood the stupidity of making such an endearing statement about a dictator.

Will it be Biden-Bass?  I don’t think so, because the vice presidential choice is critical for a man who will be 79 a few days after election day. Adding someone to the ticket who will hurt you in Florida is not smart politics.

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June 29, 2020 at 6:01 am

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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………Woodrow Wilson out but wasn’t he popular with the progressive movement? The Trump administration protecting monuments and arresting people…..Biden leads Trump in every poll but will he ever do a press conference? COVID and young people but what about the protests?…..other stories… to listen:

Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 06/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

My parents were so impressed with US highways

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During our early months in the U.S., my parents were so impressed with just about everything about the new country — most of all the new freedom and opportunity that the U.S. had given us.

My father would always remind us of all of the benefits of being here.

For example, he’d say someone with my big mouth would be sitting in a political prison in Cuba for insurrection.

Also, he’d say Castro would have sent my brother and me to Angola if we had stayed behind.  In fact, many young Cuban men did serve in those wars in Africa.  Many died or came back with AIDS, as we used to read in press reports in the late 1980s.

Something else my parents would often talk about was U.S. highways.  Cuba had a developed road and train infrastructure but nothing like those huge super-highways that connect U.S. cities.  I can remember my mother admiring the roads on Sunday afternoons when we’d go on a picnic.

How many times did I hear our Cuban friends compliment those clean and well paved U.S. roads?  A lot!  It was a topic that many Cubans would actually talk about in those small Cuban gatherings where our parents were in the living room and the young listening to The Rolling Stones.

Americans can indeed take these marvelous roads for granted.  For example, you can drive from Atlanta to L.A. on I-10, from Minneapolis to San Antonio on I-35, from Maine to Miami on I-95, and from San Diego to Seattle on I-5.

It is really a great transportation system and something that Americans should be very proud of!

It started when the U.S. Senate approved the U.S. Federal Highway Act this week in 1956.  The U.S. House approved it on a voice vote the next day.  I guess everyone was “on board” to start building those highways that connected the country from coast to coast and Mexico to Canada.

Looking back, this is how the federal government should work.  You propose an idea, discuss it openly and pay for it by raising taxes.  Overall, a good idea that benefited the country.

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June 28, 2020 at 7:38 am

Woodrow Wilson cancelled plus destroying statues and bias in social media

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The ‘cancel culture’ comes to President Woodrow Wilson but I thought that the left loved him…..President Trump goes after Democrat run cities and that’s a good move…..Arrest and prosecute those destroying statues……Social media bias and the alternatives such as Parler……The Federal Highway Act 1956…..David Clyde 1973……….and other stories…….click to listen:

Defund the police?

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Did you see the video of the white young woman screaming at a black police officer?   Yes, it was funny but a window into a coming clash between white liberals and the blacks who live in these neighborhoods burdened by crime.

This is from Caleb Parke:   

Ami Horowitz first went to the East Village in New York City, asking white liberals if they think it will help the black community. The responses showed apparent anger and hatred toward law enforcement.

Then Miss Horowitz went to the black neighborhood and heard a different message:    

However, when Horowitz traveled to Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem, he heard a different tune from black residents.

Another woman said, “I have family members that are police. I respect the police. I would not want to see a lawless society.”

No kidding that no one wants a lawless society!   Especially blacks living in neighborhoods in Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.

Add this:  BET founder Robert Johnson said the movement to topple Confederate statues, edit Gone with the Wind, and fire professors is meaningless to the black community.   Let me translate what Mr. Johnson said:  Blacks do not have a confederate statues problem.   

Last, but not least, Mr. Johnson called them “borderline anarchists.”

So don’t be surprised if many blacks from coast to coast vote for a law and order candidate this fall.

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June 27, 2020 at 7:02 am

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