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The True Face of trumpism- Pedro Baez

By now the world has seen the photos, videos, and the reactions from Charlotesville, Virginia.…


Added by Pedro Baez on August 12, 2017 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Timeless Classics-Pedro Baez


Too often you hear a radio dj (are they still around?) say about a trac they just played “Timeless.”  However this term is bandied about like other terms that are used frequently. “Superstar”,and “Icon” come to mind.…


Added by Pedro Baez on July 3, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It's Time to Respect One Another-Pedro Baez

As a baseball fan, I’m well aware that emotions can run high especially during

the playoffs. However that doesn’t mean that assaulting and seriously injuring

a fan that roots for the opposition is permissible.


In fact it’s downright disgraceful.


By now if your following the NLDS involving the New York Mets and the Los Angeles Dogders, you know that a Mets fan was nearly killed on Friday night following the game.


The victim’s…


Added by Pedro Baez on October 13, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments

"Fences"-A Review

“Fences” the sixth entry of the late playwright August Wilson’s  (April 27, 1945-October 2, 2005) ten play cycle. Each cycle represents a decade of the 20th Century. Set in the 1950’s, the main character is Troy Maxson (played by Michael Sheppard), a 50 something man who makes his living as a sanitation worker. He has a wife Rose

(Karole Freeman) who despite the circumstances makes the best of what has been handed to her. They have a son Cory (Jermelle Simon) a dutiful son…


Added by Pedro Baez on August 25, 2015 at 8:43am — No Comments

Results, not Race are what Should Matter

Results, not Race are what Should Matter

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Added by Pedro Baez on June 14, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This is an “Act of War”-Pedro Baez

Yesterday with its lone ally throwing in the towel and the book, the UN approved sanctions on North Korea  15-0. As in days of old, if sanctions were placed on an…


Added by Pedro Baez on March 7, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments

The Senselessness of it All-Pedro Baez

Today’s tragedy didn’t make any sense at all. What do 20 innocent children in Newtown, CT have to with a deranged individual is beyond me. This could have happened to my children back in the 80’s and 90’s when they were in school. It could…


Added by Pedro Baez on December 15, 2012 at 1:06am — No Comments

Mexico to be a Partner on the Immigration Issue-Pedro Baez

On Saturday December 1, 2012, Enrique Peña…


Added by Pedro Baez on November 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Thank George-Pedro Baez

In 1972 when then Democratic Party candidate Senator George McGovern ran for the Presidency, he had assembled a small group of supporters. This group consisted of Labor, Students, Women, Minorities, and LGBT. It was small back then, however…


Added by Pedro Baez on November 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Punishment Fits The Crime-Pedro Baez

Penn State at nightfall (PSU website)

Earlier today NCAA President Mark Emmert used his executive powers with the approval of the NCAA Board of Directors and applied unprecedented penalties on Penn State…


Added by Pedro Baez on July 23, 2012 at 8:18am — No Comments

Welcome to Reality 101-Pedro Baez

Welcome to Reality 101

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When word came at 5:00 PM Eastern…


Added by Pedro Baez on December 22, 2011 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Not Again-Pedro Baez

Not Again

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This morning I received word that a music teacher at Cherry Knoll Elementary School in Traverse City decided to change the word "gay" to "bright" in "Deck the Halls" for the children's Christmas concert.


What kind of bu-s—t is that?


This is similar to an attempt last year to remove references to the N word in future editions of the Mark Twain classic “Huckleberry Finn.”


Long before the word gay was…


Added by Pedro Baez on December 6, 2011 at 2:42pm — No Comments

It's Time to bring back the BLUE - Pedro Baez

As a baby boomer, I can recall when my mom and dad would go to the stores early on Saturday because at 6:00 PM they would close until Monday morning.

No super markets, no department stores, zilch. Except for a candy store, or a mom & pop grocery store, that was it.

Sunday was a family day.

A day to enjoy.

All of this was possible due to a thing called the “Blue Laws.”

What were the “Blue Laws?”

In Henry Taber's Faith or Fact, he…


Added by Pedro Baez on November 16, 2011 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Not So Far Fetched as Before -Pedro Baez

Not So Far Fetched as Before -Pedro Baez

A community advocate and friend, Morris Griffin AKA Big Money Griff has been campaigning for manufacturing jobs to leave China, Bangladesh, and any other foreign port that they may have gone for quite a while.

Many have said it will never happen.

Funny thing, it may happen now.

Today’s global report listed China as the nation where deficit, after deficit is occurring faster than its bullet train, that alone is bleeding it…


Added by Pedro Baez on November 14, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

It had to Be-Pedro Baez

It had to Be

Pedro Baez

When word came that Joe Paterno knew of the sodomizing and lewd behavior by defensive coach Jerry Sandusky and reported it to university higher ups, technically he followed university procedure.

However rather than to cover it up, he should have accompanied Mike McQueary to police headquarters and reported the incident. He then should have called a press conference to announce to the world of what happened and if he did this he would be a hero, not…


Added by Pedro Baez on November 10, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

This is too Much-Pedro Baez

This is too Much

Pedro Baez

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever see this:

Two stories involving sexual harassment and child molestation involving two well known figures in the public eye in the same week yet.

First let’s start with Herman Cain. Now that Sharon Bialek has come forward this is not something that can swept under the rug. This is very serious. And before you say that famed LA based attorney Gloria Allred is seeking publicity, that…


Added by Pedro Baez on November 8, 2011 at 6:13pm — No Comments

RIP Smokin' Joe-Pedro Baez

You were one of the greats to ever step into the ring Joe. May God bless you and watch over you family.

B'Shalom always,

Pedro Baez

Added by Pedro Baez on November 8, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Europe is just around the Corner-Pedro Baez

Europe is just around the Corner

Pedro Baez

In recent weeks I am amazed at the yawns and shrugs I get when Europe is mentioned. Remarks like “So what,” “Who cares,” and “We have our own problems,” show total apathy on the part of many in the US when the European debt crisis is mentioned.

What many have failed to realize is that what happens there happens here too.

Let me explain.

The European debt crisis is tied to many US financial concerns.… Continue

Added by Pedro Baez on November 7, 2011 at 9:12am — No Comments

Sunday Night will never be the Same-Andy Rooney, An Appreciation-Pedro Baez

Sunday Night will never be the Same-Andy Rooney, An Appreciation

Pedro Baez

For many of us, the week ended with “60 Minutes.” We would view expose’s and we would then get to "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney."

Andy was a friend, a pal. He would talk about things that we would discuss with friends, the sock draw, changes in magazine formats, what our relatives do, etc. You name it, Andy talked about it.

Now on Saturday morning November 5, 2011 we wake up to… Continue

Added by Pedro Baez on November 5, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

Baseball 2011-Pedro Baez

Baseball 2011

Pedro Baez

The just concluded 2011 Major League Baseball season ended with a bang. The old worn out theory of if the New York Yankees aren’t in the Series it isn’t a Series went out the window.

The Texas Rangers (nee Washington Senators) battled the St. Louis Cardinals in what turns out to be seven memorable games. Game 6 which started off as a game of errors, turned into the best cliffhanger of all time. By the time all was said and done, the Cardinals… Continue

Added by Pedro Baez on October 31, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

Earl Ofari Hutchinson, national commentator and radio host, slices through the political spin to provide insight on today's news.

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