Silvio Canto, Jr. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10:30 PM "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
The great Steve Carlton made some National League history on this day in 1981: On September 21, 1981, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton strikes out the 3,118th batter of his career to break Bob Gibsons National League record for career strikeouts. Despite Carltons 10 shutout innings and 12 strikeouts, the Phillies lost the marathon game to the Montreal Expos in the 17th inning, 1-0. Over an amazing career, Carlton 329 games with a 3.22 ERA. He also completed 254 games with 4,136 strikeouts. His best season was 1972: 27-10, a 1.97 ERA, 30 complete games, 8 shutouts and 320 strikeouts. The amazing thing is[...]
Goodbye to summer of 2017 So what do you do when summer is almost over? You listen to great summer songs from summer past Good summer songs have a good beat and fun lyrics. One of the best is "Hot fun in the summertime" by Sly & The Family Stone:
Goodbye summer of 2017: "Hot Fun in the Summertime"... https://t.co/x0KVLNqTQc via amazon Silvio Canto, Jr. (SCantojr) September 20, 2017
Andrew Klavan made a great point about this week's St. Louis riots on his show yesterday. Just what are the rioters supporting? The guy who got shot by the cop had a long list of priors, was seen doing drug dealing actions, rammed a cop car with his own car twice, led the cops on a high-speed chase and then was reaching for something in his car when he was shot. Drugs and a gun were found in the car.If this happened in my neighborhood, we'd be delighted, as much as one can be over such things, that a bad dude had got his. There's no way we'd be rioting. We'd want him taken out of our lives, one way or another.Would anyone want this kind of guy within 100 yards of his kids? I don't think so.So just what was it that they were[...]
Unabomber then and now Remember the Unabomber? That weird, reclusive domestic terrorist guy holed up in his cabin with nothing but a copy of Al Gore's "Earth in the Balance" and a box of crazy flakes, as he plotted which of his fellow citizens he had to kill in order to save Mother Gaia. While he was out saving the environment through better bombing, he wore a mask. Even though he was nuttier than squirrel poop about the environment, he didn't want to get caught I noticed a certain fashion sense that Ted Kaczynski shared with many of the people we find in our streets today, on the avant-garde of protests, as opposed to American protesters in years[...]
Dear Friends: It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, Aug. 17. Please click HERE to listen live from 10 am Pacific Time/12 noon Central Time/1 pm Eastern Time or after for the archived podcast.Part of the show will revolve around emergency response, which is a subject I deal with in my professional life. In this instance, the response involves what to do to survive after a nuclear bomb is detonated:Today, I got a call from a client wanting to update their Business Contingency Plan to address fallout from a nuclear attack.This is not entirely surprising, given the escalation of North Koreas threats against Guam and the United States.The Millennials have long enjoyed a peace dividend, courtesy of[...]
Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this week on Thursday, July 13, 10 am Pacific Time, noon Central Time, and 1 pm Eastern (click here during show times, or after for an archived podcast.The topics: The anti-Trump media feeding frenzy and fashion, fashion, fashion.
W.C. Varones 7/28/2017 1:05:15 PM The bony fingers of Alan Greenspan still leave fingerprints at crime scenes, long after the notorious serial killer has faded from the headlines.Daily Mail:The couple who jumped to their deaths from a 17-story New York City office building Friday morning, after struggling with debt, have been identified. Chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli and his wife Patricia, ages 53 and 50, are the victims in the early morning suicide.[...]Glenn Scarpelli had been pursued in federal court over failing to pay back a federal loan issued in 2000 for advanced medical education in 2013, having failed to make most payments over the course of more than a decade.Public records showed that Glenn owed about $213,000 to the federal government and nearly[...]
W.C. Varones 7/14/2017 12:04:34 PM Until last year, CalPERS used to brag about its distant past returns from the tech bubble and the housing bubble as evidence that its return assumptions weren't crazy.Today CalPERS is boasting about "smart investing and strong oversight" for having a single good year, thanks to the Trump rally, after decades of underperformance.But despite this year's 11.2% return, CalPERS' long-term returns are still getting worse, because the 10- and 20-year records are now rolling off huge returns from the 90's and 2000's tech and housing bubbles.
B-Daddy 6/18/2017 4:30:05 PM As a Bible following Christian, I am often confronted with accusations of hate, along with accusing questions along the lines of what would you do if your child ______________? Father's Day is a great day to answer with the love God grants me through Jesus Christ. I have two adult sons, and both my wife and made their upbringing our number one purpose. Our love them is well-known and shown, so I have skin in the game to discuss this topic. So on to the accusations. What if your son came out as gay? I would still love him of course. Further, I would have good advice for him, remain celibate. This advice is given out of my love. The gay promiscuous lifestyle isn't known for its[...]
Going Hugo Chavez one better, the Democrat controlled California legislator is taking action to ensure that one of their own who voted for the hated gas tax won't get recalled. The legislator is rigging the system to make it harder and longer to recall State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) whose support for the increase made him a recall target. From the Sacramento Bee:Democrats are pushing late-blooming bills to significantly improve state Sen. Josh Newmans odds of surviving an effort by the state GOP and others to recall him from office.The proposed changes, which became public Monday morning, would add months to the existing timeline of certifying a recall election for the ballot. The measure would virtually[...]
Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) today stepped alarmingly into the ether when she characterized alleged Russian interference in the November election as an act of war.Ok, let me stipulate for the court that I am against the Russians or any other foreign entity messing with our election process. But foreign governments have been doing that sort of thing since Persian gold Darics ended up in the pockets of Athenian politicians to oppose Philip of Macedon (and likely long, long before that). We certainly have gone to great lengths in the past to interfere in other nation's internal affairs, including killing their candidates and sometimes leaders (just ask Diem of S. Vietnam or Allende in Chile; or more recently Obama[...]
SEPARATION, NOT SECESSION: GREATER FEDERALISM AND LESS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS THE ANSWER TO OUR DIFFERENCES AS A PEOPLE With Trump's election leaving unhappy Californians as nervous as a Christian Scientist with appendicitis (if you don't get that joke, you don't understand the oxymoron that is Christian Science), some here in the Golden State are calling for secession. That is, for California to leave our Union and go its own liberal way. Trump is't their kind of President, and his vision of America not one they want to stick around for. Legally speaking, I think the issue of states[...]
A Kinder and Nicer NFL?Are any of you buying the new crisis management public relations campaign by the NFL, Together We Make Football? The NFL has been pushing commercials that make them look like AT&T or Hallmark. Problem is, I dont think many are falling for the new kinder and gentler NFL. The whole reason they have to clean up their act is that there have been so many bad actors in NFL with behavior stretching from bad to criminal that they had no choice but to look like they cared. And rather than really take a look at the behavior and get rid of bad players, they have them do the classic mea culpa like Ray Rice after he beat his fiance unconscious, they go away for a little while either by due process or the NFL[...]
Doo Doo Econ Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:08 PM Doo Doo Economics are the policies of overspending, printing money, neglecting the key economics issues, bad science and promoting entitlement programs which all add up to higher taxes during a recession and economic unsustainablility.
Once again Americans are facing questions about the definition of a Natural Born Citizen (NBC).This is the simple and indisputable definition: Two citizens who have a child, naturally create a new citizen. This is a Natural Born Citizen.There is absolutely no expert either legal or historical who will argue to the contrary. They may argue to include additional citizens, but this is the core of the definition.Two people who have a child in a location, have a citizen who is native to that land. This is a Native Born Citizen. Thus, terms like "Native American" which imply a location and not an allegiance to a country.A person can be both Natural Born and Native Born, or in the United States we also have Naturalized[...]
Do you remember the headlines when Obama apparently declared America a Muslim country on French television? Taken from an Islamic perspective this statement is dangerous. It sounds as if the President of the United States sees America is a Muslim nation. When you consider translations, this may presented to the masses as exactly that, American President Hussein (an exclusively Islamic name) Obama declares America to be Islamic. Thus America would be "al-Islam", or territory which may never be ceded to non-Muslims.Semantics, right? Over-reaction, right?Except, this is a long standing meme from not only the President, but also his staffers. [...]
Dean 11/11/2015 9:22:09 AM Over the weekend, Salon writer, DAVID MASCIOTRA, caused quite a dust-up on social media with his own salute to the troops ahead of Veterans Day . Here is the headline, followed by the sub-headline and then followed by the first paragraph of the piece:You dont protect my freedom: Our childish insistence on calling soldiers heroes deadens real democracyIt's been 70 years since we fought a war about freedom. Forced troop worship and compulsory patriotism must endPut a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as heroes.If you desire, you can read it[...]
Theres no denying that over the last few decades most all on-field rules changes made by the NFL have been exercises in increasing offense and scoring. This has created an arms race in a sense where the pendulum swings back and forth between the NFL offenses and NFL defenses whereby the offenses get aided by rules changes and the defenses counter with a combination of innovative schemes and superior athletes. To wit, for years, its been conventional wisdom that the best athletes in the world were in the NBA. Now days, we would add NFL defensive backs and possibly outside linebackers/rush ends into that mix (you dont think dudes like Richard Sherman, Darrelle Revis and J.J. Watt can ball a little?).But[...]
A SLAPP suit aims to suppress free speech rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution. SLAPP suits are illegal in California. SLAPPs are often brought by corporations, real estate developers, or government ...
The concept of a grand jury has been around since the 1100s and is mandated in the California constitution. What exactly does it do? It is a citizens watchdog group that makes sure government entities are doing what theyre supposed to be doing.