Silvio Canto, Jr. Friday, May 06, 2016 12:00 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
We say happy # 85 to the one and only Willie Mays. He broke with the Giants in 1951 and the rest of the story is one of the greatest careers in baseball history: .302 career average, 3,283 hits, 660 HR, 1,903 RBI, & the first 30 HR-30 stolen bases player ever.In my book, the greatest CF ever and one of the top players of all time. He could do everything:NL Rookie of the Year award in 1951, 20 All-Star teams, won two NL MVP & 12 straight Gold Gloves 1957-68. This is amazing: Mays finished in the top-10 in the MVP voting 12 times in 13 seasons from 1954-66. And he made arguably the greatest catch in history in the 1954 World Series: [...]
We remember one of the great tragedies of the 20th century. On this day in 1937:The airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built and the pride of Nazi Germany, bursts into flames upon touching its mooring mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36 passengers and crewmembers.Herb Morrison's audio commentary is one of the greatest radio calls of the 20th century: Tags: The Hindenburg disaster 1937 To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks
K T Cat 5/6/2016 5:58:47 AM In 2012, my wife, a lifelong Chicago Democrat, voted Republican for the first time. In a very emotional decision, she came to the conclusion that she couldn't be a devout Catholic and vote for the Democrats.Yesterday, I left the Republican party and became an independent. I can't be part of the Trump mob.Neither of us have a political home any more.
B-Daddy 5/5/2016 8:59:10 PM Imagine if you will, that libertarians have taken over a state and seceded from the United States. Libertarians ideals are fully implemented. There is no minimum wage for example, and libertarians from the rest of the United States have migrated there. How long would this last?I ask this because libertarians are among those on the right who call for open borders. The practical effect of an initially successful libertarian state would be an initial economic success that would attract those without skills to work at wages that are illegal in the U.S. How long before the libertarian businessmen of Libertopia were making fat profits selling goods produced with low cost labor back into the U.S.? How long[...]
B-Daddy 4/30/2016 10:43:51 PM Over at the Alternative Right blog, Matthew Heimbach makes the case for flying the Confederate battle flag. He is unapologetic about the inherent racism in the symbol and I applaud his honesty. He also deplores the greed and lack of humanity that led to the importation of slaves from Africa, to be fair. The crux of his argument follows:This flag has become a symbol of the Confederate soldier, but also White resistance to federal tyranny and forced multiculturalism. The men who fought under it rejected the idea of multiculturalism and an empire to rule over them, instead supporting a movement that would allow them self determination. States Rights is a part of this ideology, but it must be understood within the[...]
5/5/2016 10:30:04 AM As one who has not been on the Trump bandwagon, and one who could admittedly hop on, wave Trump's banner singing kumbaya, just to run with the herd, just to get along, may I point out something you may have missed in all your exuberance. This is not to take away from your exuberance, after all, your man won, your views have, in your own mind at least, been vindicated, and you've broken into your happy dance. Fine.Lately, in social media, I have been inundated with a flood of, how shall I put this? ...cretins who question my intellect, my patriotism, and my integrity based on, as near as I can translate from the Trumpwonese, "Neener, neener, our guy got more votes", which is true, but to my point, irrelevant. In a[...]
By Dean LCross posted here.There's a good article by Joel Kotkin at RealClearPolitics regarding demographics and suburbanization versus urbanization. I thought I'd add my two cents in the form of a single, salient point (followed by some reasoning behind it). Yet if politics are now being dominated by big cities along the coasts, the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data suggests that when it comes to their own lives, Americans are moving increasingly elsewhere, largely to generally Republican-leaning suburbs and Sunbelt states. In other words, politics and power are headed one way, demographics the other. Perhaps no American president has been less sympathetic to[...]
Dear Readers: I am thrilled to be able to be a guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, April 21 at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST; click here for live show or archived podcast).My guest that night will be independent conservative activist Dawn Wildman, coordinator for California Tea Party Groups and co-founder of the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition. She and I have been friends since the first Tea Party over 7 years agoCalifornia has been crazy indeed:Our former conservative Governor shortened the sentence of the son of a political ally who murdered another young man.We are poised to let lose a Manson Family cult killer.California Republicans are crazy about Ted Cruz.California Democrats are just plain crazy and are beginning to[...]
Dear Readers: I am thrilled to announce that fellow Legal Insurrection author and friend Kemberlee Kaye will be our guest on Tuesday, March 8th at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST on Canto Talk. (Click HERE during showtimes, or after for the podcast).The topic will be Election 2016. To say that it has been a thrilling ride would be an understatement. The Cruz/Trump split decision on Super Saturday certainly has made the race for the nomination competitive.However, the Democratic Party's race has been no less interesting.The use of coin-flips and Super-Delegates may have helped propel Clinton to the inevitable spot. Threats and warnings by party insiders have been used against Sanders supporters to keep the troops in-line.However,[...]
While watching Ted Cruz doing a presser in Arizona at the border of the United States and Mexico, I just shook my head. That is my current reaction to anyone or anything mentioning the border. When two former Mexican presidents thought they would share their foul mouthed expression over Mexico paying for a wall I laughed. Dolia Estevez wrote about the most corrupt people in Mexico and you bet politicians were named, so much for being the beacon of light and truth that they believe they are when speaking of public policies.I think I have finally come up with the best idea for the border wall. Well I dont want to steal credit for the idea, my mother in law Lillian actually thought of this, and its a brilliant. What makes it[...]
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[...]
It is more apparent than ever, during this ripening presidential election contest, that there are two parties in America. One of diversity, youth, vigor, and which challenges the status quo; the other of tired old ideas and of old white guys and one old gal.In a world turned upside down moment, we see the two political parties flip roles, each become the other's stereotype.The Republicans this year have become the party of diversity; running a host of candidates who include two Hispanics, an African-American, an Asian, and a woman. The Democrats, the Party of Diversity, are running five old, white men and an old (and very entitled) white woman.The average age of the 15 Republican candidates (Rick Perry dropped out today)[...]
It seems a long time since the attacks on 9/11/2001; and it seems like yesterday. Thats a trick your mind plays on you with traumatic memories: putting a healing distance between then and now, all the while indelibly imprinting the memory so it always seems fresh; easily recalled as clearly today as when it occurred.In 2001 I was living in Michigan, a business man who worked out of his home office. That morning, I got my coffee and walked down to my office. It was just a few minutes before 9am on a crystal clear autumn morning. My office had a large window, and as I sipped my coffee I looked out at squirrels playing on my lawn.As always, I turned on my computer. Back then, Yahoo was my Homepage. As it booted-up, I glanced[...]
Are Donald Trump and Joe Scarborough really fighting? They're at least acting like it. On Friday the two men had a Twitter spat, which raised eyebrows since Scarborough has been criticized for being overly chummy with the presidential candidate. "Joe ...
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's march to the White House encountered fierce resistance from his own party Thursday as senior lawmakers hesitated to endorse him, party luminaries said they'd skip his nominating convention and others pondered the potential of ...