Saturday, August 29, 2015

The US economy plus China..with Dr Ileana Johnson, author & economist.

Guest:   Dr. Ileana Johnson, author and economist.............she has written extensively about the economy and her homeland of Romania..........We will look at the US economy and the situation in China.......it has has cause turbulence in the stock market................and a few other thoughts....click to listen:


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Friday, August 28, 2015

Ramos and Trump: Never send a partisan to do a reporter's job

(My new American Thinker post)


There are many "holes" in Mr Trump's positions on immigration, trade, taxes and so on.   For example, is Mr Trump calling for tax increases?   Is he willing to create a trade war?   How is that going to help the thousands of US companies who export?

In other words, Mr Trump has a lot of great lines but not too many specifics.   Frankly, a guy named Obama had a lot of good lines in 2008!

Unfortunately, Mr Ramos is too much of an activist to ask the questions that Mr Trump has not answered.  He also represents a network with a long history of support for Democrats.    

Ruben Navarette mentioned this point earlier this year: 
"Republicans seem to have finally figured out the Spanish translation for “Democrats’ Communications Department.”It’s pronounced: “Univision.”
Mr Ramos should have dropped the theatrics and asked a few serious questions:

1)  Mr Trump, will you go to Congress or issue an executive order to deport the people here?   what about the ones born here?    aren't they going to challenge your order and throw this in the courts?  

2) Will you go to Congress and call for something like "the brasero program" that worked so well in the 1950's?     Is your objective to have a legal path to working here?  

3) Will you separate the so called "dreamers" from the total population?   Are you willing to treat this group differently, as you apparently said when you met with some youngsters a few years ago?   

4) Would you like to see the US Supreme Court settle the issue of babies born to mothers without papers?  

Ramos went in on a mission to destroy Trump but exposed his obvious partisanship on these issues.   
It is incorrect for Mr Ramos to say that the US Constitution guarantees citizenship to any one born here.   The Constitution does not say that.   Ramos expressed an opinion not a fact.    

Mr Ramos should stop saying that Hispanics will not support Trump.   We don't know that.   Again, Ramos should stop giving us his opinions.   Hispanics are very disillusioned with Democrats, or the party that promises but does not deliver.    

Maybe Hispanics will look for someone who understands the economy rather than another politician who tells them what to hear!

Most of all, the 2016 election cycle has been a disaster for the experts.    Who predicted that Mr Trump would be leading the pack in late August?   or that VP Biden would be considering running?   or that Mrs Clinton's campaign would crash because of a private server?  or that Gov Bush would be trailing Dr Carson?

Jorge Ramos had a chance to ask serious questions.   Instead, he made it "The Jorge show".   

I guess that we will have to wait for a serious Hispanic reporter to sit down with Mr Trump.    My suggestion is Jose Diaz-Balart of Telemundo, a serious guy who wants answers rather than put on a show!

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US-Cuba talks plus the Trump-Ramos encounter with Jorge Ponce


Guest:  Jorge Ponce, Cuban American writer.......We will look at the latest in US-Cuba talks......the Trump-Ramos encounter ...............and a few other thoughts...


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

1967: Brian Epstein is found dead


We remember Brian Epstein who died on this day in 1967:

"The relationship between Brian Epstein and the Beatles dated back to Liverpool in late 1961.
Entirely self-managed and without a recording contract, the Beatles had just recently returned from Hamburg and begun playing Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Epstein was then running his family’s record and musical instrument shop on Walton Road, just blocks away from the Cavern, but as he would later tell the story, he hadn’t heard of the Beatles until he had two young customers in quick succession enter his store looking for a copy of a record they’d made in Hamburg as the backing group for vocalist Pete Sheridan. Based on this rather modest “buzz,” Epstein arranged to go see the future Fab Four several weeks later.   
The band that Epstein saw the first time he laid eyes on the Beatles was very different from the one that would soon conquer the world. They dressed in black leather, they played only cover tunes and they would freely eat and drink onstage during and between songs. Yet Epstein was immediately taken with their charisma and the crowd’s response to it. 
On January 24, 1962, he was officially hired by John, Paul, George and drummer Pete Best in a deal that gave Epstein a 25 percent cut of the band’s gross earnings for the next five years.  
As a business deal, that management contract may seem to have been tilted very much in Epstein’s favor, but it is fair to say that the world might never have heard of the Beatles were it not for their manager and good friend. Epstein put the Beatles in suits, had them bow in unison after each number and, just a few months after being hired, got them their first recording contract with Parlophone Records."

Along with producer George Martin, Brian Epstein was a key player in the development of The Beatles.







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Ramos vs. Trump: Down goes Ramos! Down goes Ramos!




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A few thoughts about Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump & and the front pages


We will look at the US economy and the political scene.....the incident between Jorge Ramos of Univision and Donald Trump in Iowa.........oil and Venezuela........the turbulence in the stock market............and a few other thoughts....


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Immigrants: The other consequence of pulling out of Iraq

(My new American Thinker post)


As we debate "anchor babies" and the US-Mexico border, Europeans are dealing with their own immigration problem.    

They are coming from places familiar to us, as reported in The New York Times:    
Roiling everything in its path, a wave of tens of thousands of migrants and refugees — many fleeing wars in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan — has worked its way up the length of the Balkans in recent days.    Like a movable feast of despair, the mass of people has overwhelmed the authorities in one stop after another, from the tiny Greek island of Kos to impoverished Macedonia, which declared a state of emergency last week, and now the train and bus stations of Serbia, as they head north to their ultimate destinations in the richer nations of the European Union.    The next link on their route, almost inevitably, are towns like this one on the Hungarian frontier with Serbia. But Hungarian officials say they have a firm, if unwelcoming, answer to the slow-motion tide: a fence.
These are war refugees, or people who can no longer live peacefully in their homelands.     The numbers are staggering, or 46,000!   I doubt that a fence is going to keep them out.   They will go to another country.

Why are they looking for peace?   The answer is complicated but two things are certain:  

1) ISIS is overwhelming city after city; and,

2) We walked out in 2011 to satisfy a silly campaign promise about ending wars.      

What war did we end?   What peace did we create?

We left a vacuum and thousands of people can no longer live in their homes of centuries.   

Another tragic consequence of a failed foreign policy!


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