Silvio Canto, Jr. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 1:00 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
Joe Namath came out of Alabama and was signed by the new AFL. The league needed big college players to compete with the mature NFL. They also made Joe the face of the league and appealed to younger fans, and specially women watching on television.Joe did not disappoint the AFL. In fact, he won Super Bowl III, or the game that gave the AFL instant credibility.He was also a very good quarterback: 173 TDs and over 27,000 yards passed. We remind you that most of these numbers came in his first 5 seasons. He was hurt a lot after winning that Super Bowl in 1969.Joe was more than numbers. He made the AFL and was responsible for the merger in 1970. [...]
Happy # 78 to Peter Yarrow of the legendary Peter Paul & Mary.We grew up listening to their songs, from "Puff the magic dragon" to "I dig rockn' roll music". They were great and their vocal arrangements second to none.Mary died in 2009 and I have not kept up with Peter and Paul. Nevertheless, every once in a while one of their songs comes on the radio and brings back lots of good memories. "Puff the magic dragon" is one with Peter on lead vocals: Tags: Peter Yarrow 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 5/31/2016 9:40:18 AM Once self-driving cars become common on the roadways, I would think that street racing would be less risky as the intelligent cars would get out of your way. Imagine the video below re-done where the rest of the cars instantly move to avoid the racer.
K T Cat 5/30/2016 9:06:42 AM A man should not criticize his girlfriend unless it's for something egregious. Women can be emotionally hurt easily. I'd heard that before, but when I coached girls' soccer, I discovered it in spades. The boys on my baseball teams could take harsh statements from time to time, but the girls didn't respond well to it at all.Women should appreciate their boyfriends. A man's self-worth comes in a great part from the way his woman sees him. If she berates him or belittles his skills, he loses self-confidence. I've seen that in my own life and in conversations with friends.If our kids are taught gender equivalence, then the notion that men and women should treat each other very differently will be learned at a high cost. Before[...]
As awful as Obamacare has been at its purported goal of making health care affordable, it has been unquestionably successful at one of Obama's other primary goals: the redistribution of wealth. Unfortunately, the poor design of the redistribution function is one of the reasons Obamacare is failing.As the Economist points out, Obamacare imposes new taxes and costs on the middle class to fund subsidies for low-income earners. Low-income people get Obamacare for almost free, while middle class families are required to pay full freight for the most expensive government health care plan in the world by far.Progressive taxes and fees almost always cause a reduction in economic activity due to the incentive effect, but[...]
W.C. Varones 5/30/2016 6:48:30 AM World War II veterans saved the world from global imperialist totalitarian regimes.That's quite different than asking today's service members to die in a futile and counterproductive occupation of third world countries.
Now starring in "The Jayson Blair Witch Project".Katie, of course, is in the news for her dishonest editing of an interview with gun rights activists. In her video, she asked a rather banal question, with a definite anti-gun bias, and then inserted several seconds of video where the interviewees were sitting in silence, some with their heads bowed, as if they were dumbfounded by the profundity of her question. In reality, they answered without hesitation, and it is we who are dumbfounded at the blatant dishonesty of someone trying to pass this Michael Moore style crap off as a documentary.
Pure evil. By Dean LAre you a #NeverTrump person? Why? Is it about ideological purity? If so you need to read Dennis Prager's argument about why #NeverTrump is dangerous. There's not much I can add except to say that this election is indeed about purity - Democrats' purity in terms of corruption, in terms of determination to keep America on the wrong track and in terms of weakening America. Purity. Evil purity, is something the country is facing. Standing aside and letting it happen because the alternative isn't your ideal is morally wrong, period. As Prager notes, Shouldn't all Americans vote as if their vote were the deciding[...]
Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to have two guests from the Language Creation Society, who helped establish and develop the fictional tongues that many fantasy and sci-fi fans promote, on Canto Talk this Thursday, May 12, at 10 am Pacific Time (12 Noon Central Time/1 pm Eastern Time). Click HERE to listen live, or after for the archived podcast.Our two guests will be:Sai, a current member of the Board of Directors and founder of the Language Creation Society.Christophe Grandsire-Koevoets, President of the Language Creation SocietyIf you are a fan of Game of Thrones or Star Trek, you have benefited from the society members' creativity and love of the language arts. The LCS has been instrumental in developing Dothraki for[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Ted Cruz is ineligible to be president because his Canadian birth means he is not a natural born citizen. The justices upheld a lower court ruling from March that found Walter Wagner, a retired attorney in Utah, does not have standing to file a ...
The Supreme Court declined to take up a lawsuit filed by a retired Utah attorney that argued Cruz wasn't a "natural born citizen," Roll Call reports. In 2014, Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship. While that doesn't mean much for the current ...