Silvio Canto, Jr. Monday, August 21, 2017 5:37 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
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As you may remember, President Obama surged in Afghanistan back in 2009. It was a good idea until he decided to tell the enemy that wed be leaving by a date certain. It simply made it difficult for our troops to do what was done in Iraq during that surge. Eventually, President Obama went back on the withdrawal but the damage was already done. So Afghanistan is a mess and a change is needed. My guess is that President Trump will surge again but not announce an exit date. He will also remind us that Afghanistan can not be left alone without giving the terrorists a place to plan their operations, as[...]
This is a response to a friend's post on Facebook, a friend who doesn't understand that Facebook and politics are like alcohol and vehicles. Mixing them is a dangerous thing.The dude posted a long-winded entry opposing all Confederate monuments, quoting Robert E. Lee extensively. Lee being Lee, he didn't want any monuments at all. His reasoning was sound, but the monuments weren't for him, nor should they have been subject to his veto. The monuments, for the most part, were erected by families who survived the war as a way of paying tribute to their sons, husbands and fathers who died fighting for the South. They are monuments of grief mixed with pride. They aren't about the cause of slavery, they're a permanent marker of woe[...]
... to try again to conquer your sins or weaknesses?It's different for everyone, of course, but yesterday, while working in the garage, the song below came on my Newsboys Pandora station. Here's a tidbit of the lyrics that got to me.To label meA hypocrite would beOnly scratching the surfaceOf who I've been known to beTurn me around, pick me upUndo what I've becomeBring me back to the placeOf forgiveness and graceI need You, I need Your helpI can't do this myselfYou're the only oneWho can undo what I've becomeI finally understood the whole thing about "letting go and letting God" that my Catholic friends talk about. I always thought surrendering your life was pretty stupid and I didn't get it at all. It made me wonder why I[...]
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.
Another way to put that is, "Why does Fox suffer fools so gladly?"According to Wikipedia:(Spoiler alert Pro wrestling may be...less than, shall we say, purely...random?)Professional wrestling... is a form of performance art which combines athletics with theatrical performance...The matches have predetermined outcomes to heighten entertainment value...Say it ain't so And further, according to the Oracle of Wiki, wrestlers are divided unto two groups: The "Babyfaces" or "Faces" (the good guys) whom the audience is supposed to cheer and the "Heels" (bad guys), who are the "villains", as it were, whom the audience is supposed to boo and jeer.Mission accomplished I started to notice the similarities between[...]
What could possibly go wrong? I mean, they already have loser Jon Ossoff from GA-6 giving seminars on how to win in '18, why not Hillary?("Why not Hillary?" - a question that has been asked and answered at least twice)
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[...]
When it's time to spring into action, most cops are all business. But during Law Enforcement Night in Hanusey Park in Plumstead on Monday, the goal of more than a dozen police departments from around Bucks County was to show off their soft side. "We are ...
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