Friday, July 31, 2015

A look at the latest GDP 2nd quarter numbers with Frank Burke





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Thursday, July 30, 2015

"In God we trust" signed into law in 1956

President Eisenhower made it legal in 1956:
"On this day in 1956, two years after pushing to have the phrase “under God” inserted into the pledge of allegiance, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a law officially declaring “In God We Trust” to be the nation’s official motto. The law, P.L. 84-140, also mandated that the phrase be printed on all American paper currency. The phrase had been placed on U.S. coins since the Civil War when, according to the historical association of the United States Treasury, religious sentiment reached a peak."
It was a good day for the US.




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Senator Leahy taking Godfather II way too seriously

(My new American Thinker post)


Let me say two things about the movie Godfather II and Cuba:  

1)  It's a great movie; and,

2)  It does not tell you the truth about the night Batista left.

Yes, Batista fled Cuba in the wee hours of January 1, 1959.  It happened as most Cubans were celebrating the New Year or sleeping.  There were no Americans rushing to their boats or rebels ready to blow themselves up.

How do I know this?   I was a boy but my parents remember the events of that night rather well.   They were on the phone for hours talking with friends and listening to the radio (and TV) about Batista's departure.

I bring this to your attention because of Senator Leahy's rather obnoxious remarks about Cuban Americans.    This is from our friends at Capitol Hill Cubans: 
"Positive change in Cuba will take time. But it will come not as a result of stubborn nostalgia by a vociferous few for the Batista years, but by visiting Cuba, listening to the Cuban people, and engaging with them."
This mindset is the reason why Senator Leahy sees no problemignoring Cuban dissidents or peddling favors for a Cuban spyconvicted for the murder of Americans.
Leahy is still fighting the 1959 Revolution, regurgitating Castro's propaganda and whitewashing its behavior.
Ironically, all three Cuban-American Senator's families (Cruz, Menendez and Rubio) fled the Batista dictatorship, prior to being betrayed by the Castro dictatorship.
The fact is Cuban-Americans simply want to see their homeland and brethren free.
But Leahy prefers to ignorantly stereotype and insult our community.
Sadly, this is one of the main architects of Obama's new Cuba policy. 
Senator Leahy's is beyond stupid and ignorant.   It is an insult to the thousands who fought Batista and then broke with the Castro dictatorship when he turned communist.

Again, let me tell you about my parents.   They opposed Batista from the moment that he overthrew an elected government in 1953.    They cheered when President Eisenhower cut the military assistance to Batista in 1958.   My parents were hopeful that the arrival of Castro would put Cuba back on the path to elections and the 1940 Constitution.

Yes, our family opposes this arrangement with Cuba.   We are not nostalgic for anything.   We want to see human rights and the rule of law in Cuba.   

Shame on Senator Leahy and remember this post the next time you watch Godfather II.


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Wednesday: "Che" merchandise, Mexico and El Chapo, Oil scandals in Brazil, Crime in Venezuela & US-Cuba talks




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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A few new questions for Obama

(My new American Thinker post)


As we know, Governor Huckabee has caused a bit of an uproar for bringing the Holocaust or Hitler into the political conversation.   

My guess is that Mr Huckabee could have said the same a bit different but his point about a naive foreign policy is correct.   

He is also right about Iran's commitment to the destruction of Israel.   

Google "Iran wants to destroy Israel" and you will spend hours reading how the Iranian regime is bent on eliminating Israel.

Even President Obama got a question in a press conference in Africa.   Other GOP candidates have been asked about the comments on the campaign trail.

I'm OK with the question but not the selective indignation of the media.  

For example, did President Obama get a question about the Planned Parenthood videos?   I'd be interested in hearing his reactions to these repulsive videos that treat babies like auto parts.   Does he think that laws were broken or that the organization should continue to get public funds?  Does he support late term abortion?  

Did he get a question about the performance at a recent meeting where two Democrats were shouted down?    Does he agree with the behavior of the crowd?    What lives matter to the president?   Does he see divisions in his party?  What does he think of people who insult speakers and take over the stage?

Finally, what about recent reports regarding Secretary Clinton and classified information?   Is President Obama concerned that his conversations, or even schedule, was compromise because of a private server?   

Maybe he will get one of these questions at the next conference, whenever that is.   Nevertheless, the media bias argument gets stronger by the day.

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A look at US-Cuba talks with Jorge Ponce & Alain Castillo




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