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POST-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 5, 2014 Page 5 * News Briefs (Continued from Page 1) on the beat in Vegas to- gether after that cab ride. Giuliani Right on Target Once Again On the Sunday before the Ferguson Grand Jury's ver- dict went public, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani appeared on Meet the Press debating what hap- pened in Ferguson back on August 9 m. His debate oppo- nent on this news show was Georgetown Law Professor Michael Eric Dyson and the discussion got very charged. Rudy was right on all counts when he stated that 93 per- cent of blacks are killed by other blacks. He basically called the fallout over the shooting of Michael Brown a false narrative that white copsare killing bIacks. Dyson shpt back calling Rudy's re- marks a "defensive mecha- nism of the white supremacy at'work in, your mind." Giuliani made a politically incorrect statement and ba sically gets called a racist, but you can't let emotions get in the way of facts ,that black-on-black mur- ders don't make headlines because the liberal news media and racial agitators have an agenda to push all the time. Fanning the Flames Quote to Note "I believe there is a war against black men ... young black men and I think that something has to be done about it." -- former State Senator Bill Owens Remember I Called the Republican Party the Stupid Party What difference does it really make that the Repub- licans rolled over the Demo- crats on Election Day? They now won control of the U.S. Senate and increased their House majority, but when push comes to shove will the American people really see the change that is needed to get America back on track? Recently, the U.S. House controlled by Republicans released a report on Ben- ghazi and the findings from the House Intelligence Com- mittee now claiming there was no stand down order. Everybody in the Obama White House has been taken off the hook. Nothing to see here folks. However, the Benghazi annex security team that fought on the building's roof- top trying to save lives begs to differ with the House committee's findings that there was no stand down order. I don't often agree with Senator Lindsay Graham, R- South Carolina, but I agree with him fully with his elo- quent response to the find- ings on CNN's "State of the Union," stating the report was "fun of @&^#." Apparently the old boy net- work in the Nation's Capital both Democrat and Republi- can seems unwilling to lis- ten to the facts. Chuck Hagel Gets Run Over by Obama Bus When the announcement was made that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was stepping down from his cabi- nel position two years into office the official reason given was that Hagel decided to retire, but most think myself included, that this was clearly a push out "the door as Hagel could no longer serve Obama's interests in America's foreign poli- cies, especially versus ISIS, Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq, which seem headed in the wrong direction. When Hagel was first an- nounced I didn't have much faith in the then Republican U.S. Senator as competent enough. He may have not seemed like the brightest bulb in the lamp, but over time I came to respect him, especially knowing that he was the first Defense Secre- tary ever to have served in combat (Vietnam). I think his resignation is just one more sign that we have a President who still isn't ready to be Commander in Chief. Chriatmoa fund Lun,h00n Bene6t fr IYorth .End [om il/ea and /derl00 Thursday,.December 11, 2014 12:00 Noon FILIPPO'S RISTORANTE BALLROOM 283 Causeway Street,Boston, Massachusetts Tickets N EW . [_\\;_[ On Sale At: HEAD,.-I-H DONATION Call 617.::3.810S '$20"00 PER PERSON NAZZARO CENTER ADMITTANCE BY TICKET ONLY z Christmas is now offi- j! cially here! / k . ;  East Boston will look festive with homes and businesses lit, outdoing one another with attractive Christmas decorations ... When doing your Christmas shopping, it makes sense for East Bostonians to give some of their business to their local neighborhood stores. It contributes to Eastie's economy and will save you money on transportation ... The Order of Sons of Italy, East Boston Sempre Avanti Lodge #1600 annual Christ- mas Party is being held this Sunday afternoon, Decem- ber 7 th at Spinelli's Function Hall located in Day Square. A family style dinner with two entrees of chicken Marsala and roast beef will be served. Music is provided by showman Alan LaBella of Dee Jay Connection. This is always a fun party and a seIl- outl ... It was good to see Benny Tauro, long-time Eastie activist and business- man in the E.B. Times news- paper recently. Benny and his wife Debra 10ok great! Congratulations Benny on your recent "Spirit of '76" award, from the Bay Sttite Chapter of Freedoms Foun- dation at Valley Forge. Well deserved! ... If you're won- dering why traffic has been disrupted on Bennington Mrs. Murphy... As I See It Street. It's because Boston Water & Sewer contracted Umbro & Sons from Boston to install new sewerage and water mains along W. Brooks and Triden Streets that has come to an end for the winter. Construction will restart in the spring from Trident up to Saratoga Street at Orient Heights. Cost of construction when complete is 82.5 million. Umbro & Sons was the low- est bidder ... The Lombardo housing development on Meridian Street is coming along quick ... Why is Presi- dent Barack Obama and the Democratic Party insisting on expanding a program" "His Majesty" created in 2012: deferring deportation of undocumented illegal chil- dren, teens and adults who are here illegally? There are currently five million of these illegals in this coun- try today, most being sup- ported by taxpayers. Does "His Majesty" intend to give these people social security numbers so they can kick in with some money in taxes, or does "His Majesty" intend to give them food stamps, free housing, free medical insurance, free transporta- tion and EBT Cards with no obligation of taxes. The American people that voted "His Majesty" in a second term are now fed up with him! ... Rioters in Ferguson, Missouri, were waiting for another chance to loot and destruct, and they had the blessings from "His Majesty B.O." who told agitator Al Sharpton to keep up the good work, meaning keep organizing your flock in Ferguson! I found it strange that the National Guard wasn't called out immedi- ately after Officer Wilson was found not guilty of any wrong doings. The St. Louis Rams walked off the field af- ter a football game recently with their hands up. How stupid-they looked. Had the Brown .kid put up his hands rather than charge after the officer he would be alive today! ... "His Majesty," being a man Of multi-faiths is hav- ing a Cliurch near the White House offer Muslim worship! .By the .time this Dictator/Chosen One/Insti- gator and Racist leaves office there will no longer be an America ... After years and years of preaching from the medical field and the attor- ney general that smoking causes Cancer, Hollywood actors and actresses con- tinue to smoke like chim- neys while on screen. What is the message they're try- ing.to send to the kids that it's cool to smoke? Are these actor/actresses getting paid to promote cigarette compa- nies or are they just plain stupid-? ... Till next time! EXTRA Innings by Sal Giarratani Anybody Out There Remember Ray Sadecki? Sadecki played for 18 sea- sons and won 20 games for the 1964 St. Louis Cardinals, who won the World Series that year died on November 17 th in Mesa, Arizona. He was 73. Sadecki was a rookie with the Cards in 1960 at 19. In 1964, he went 20-11 and pitche d along side Steve Carlton and Bob Gibson. He was traded to tile Giants for Orlando Ceped a in 1966, He was one of "the top !eft- ies in his era and finished 134-131 with a 3.78 ERA and finished up his career after 1977 with the Mets, Mickey Mantles Birth Year Thanks to my former classmate Joe Bonafini, aka "Joe Bonafine  who told me that Mickey Mantle was actually born in 1931 not 1933 as I stated here recently. You know, it is nice knowing I have my fans out there who don't mind cor- recting me when I make one of my rare mistakes like getting dates wrong. Pitching Really Needed Now With the Boston Red Sox picking up both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. the need now is for pitching and quickly. There is still much talk on re-signing Jon Lester from the Athletics for the upcoming season as our ace again. The Sox have a lot of trade bait. They could try to get another good start- ing pitcher in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, who had a really good 2014 season with the Sox. Happy Birthday El Tiante Happy Birthday .greetings go out to former Red Sox leg- end Luis Tiant on his recent 74 th birthday celebration. Jimenez Yet to Pan Out When Ubaldo Jimenez first came up as a rookie for the Cubs, I think he came into. the game like gangbusters winning 18 of his first 19 starts, but that was a long time ago. He.has bounced around both leagues and most recently played with Wally the Green Monster was a big hit at the Quincy Christmas parade. (Photo by Sal Giarratani) the Baltimore Orioles. Last season he was pretty good in Cleveland where he started off terrible, but finished the season like an All-Star. Dan Duquette likes him and signed Jimenez to a 4-year, $52 million contract. If this pitcher can't do it with Baltimore in '15, he could be heading for the last roundup, This Upcoming Season's Anniversary Remember the 1965 sea- son when 20-year=old Tony Conigiliaro won the' Home Run Crown with 32 homers at only 20. years of age? =