Category Archives: Foreign

The Elian Gonzales Learn to Read Program

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Five year old Elian Gonzales escaped from Cuba on a raft with his mother 20 years ago. His mother drowned but Elian made it to Miami Beach. Relatives took Elian in and cared for him. But Elian’s escape displeased Fidel Castro and became an international incident. So Attorney General Janet Reno sent him back. At gunpoint.

What’s that got to do with Bernie Sanders? Well, Bernie recently praised Castro’s Cuban literacy program. While disavowing authoritarian behavior he allowed, “I think teaching people to read is a good thing.”

Stock Market Coronavirus Crater Fear

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The Dow cratered over 1,000 points on Monday. The stock market appears to have declared a Coronavirus pandemic.

Stock Market Coronavirus Crater

The girl in the picture isn’t any more real than the bull. They’re both statues. But she does have a name. It’s Fearless Girl.

Folly of Adam Schiff’s Trump Impeachment Effort

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Alaska became a U.S. possession thanks to Seward’s folly. Secretary of State William Seward bought Alaska from Russia for seven million dollars in 1867. And outraged House Republicans trashed the transaction, calling it “Seward’s folly.”

Then they impeached Seward’s boss, President Andrew Johnson. But the Senate acquitted Johnson by one vote.

Now Adam Schiff worries that President Trump will sell Alaska back to Putin. Not to mention turning the White House over to Jared Kushner and bugging out to Mar-a-Lago.

Rake Trouble on Democrat Resistance March

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The rake has turned. And President Trump’s acquittal was the final indignity on the Democrats’ long march to impeachment. Every step of the way seemed to backfire on the party elite.

The resistance first schemed to rid itself of its tiresome president with the emoluments clause. Next up was the 25th amendment. And then on to the Russian Collusion conspiracy. But still unable to prove the president of the United States was a Russian spy, they followed Joe Biden into the 2020 campaign. Only to step in it in Iowa as Bernie emerged from the meltdown.

 

Chinese Virus Emergency

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The World Health Organization wants to ban Chinese virus exports. So this week it officially designated the coronavirus outbreak a public-health emergency.

But also this week, Boris Johnson gave the official o.k. for the U.K. to import Huawei G5 networking technology.

And that doesn’t sit well with Boris’s best buddy Donald Trump. Last May Trump issued his own national emergency, essentially banning Huawei in America.

Another Chinese Virus?

Secretary of State Pompeo believes China spies through Huawei networks. He’s in London to welcome Brexit but “warned that the Chinese Communist party did not have “a technical back door to Huawei. They have the front door.”