Silvio Canto, Jr. Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:04 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
Click to read my new American Thinker post:Blog: The problem is Jeb, not Bush We hear that Jeb Bush's campaign is in trouble. Donors are not donating, according to Politico: Three top Jeb Bush fundraisers abruptly parted ways with his presidential campaign on Friday, amid internal personality conflicts and questions about the strength of his candidacy, POLITICO has learned. There are different versions of what transpired. The Florida-based fundraising consultants Kris Money, Trey McCarley, and Debbie Aleksander have said that they voluntarily quit the campaign and were still working with Bush's super PAC, Right[...]
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As an occupational safety and environmental health professional, I have been following the news of the shooting deaths of Virginia reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward by Vester Lee Flanagan closely.Is there anyway that this tragedy could have been prevented, and are there lessons to be learned for other employers who can then better protect their staffs from senseless violence? As Flanagan was a former employee of Parker and Ward's station, it seems appropriate to consider the possibility.By definition, workplace violence includes:Threatening behaviour - such as shaking fists, destroying property or throwing objects.Verbal or written threats - any expression of an intent to inflict harm.Harassment - any[...]
Dear Readers: Silvio Canto, Jr. and I wanted to invite everyone to join us for the 3rd annual Valentine's Day Show on Canto Talk (click HERE 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST for the live show or later for the archived podcast).The featured topic will be famous Television and Movie couples. After all the chaos and tragedy, I thought we needed a break from heavy history. We are also inviting listeners to call in with their favorites: 646-478-4933.My #1 Favorite TV Couple: Morticia and Gomez from The Addams Family.The Addams Family started out as a cartoon:The Addams Family is a group of fictional characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams. The Addams Family characters include Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Lurch,[...]
Today marks the 76th anniversary of the release of the Wizard of Oz. Mark Steyn marked the occasion of the 75th anniversary as only he is capable, detailing the genesis of the film's hit number, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, embedded below. As a kid, I always loved the Wizard Of Oz, and felt, growing up, I did not live in Kansas, or as Steyn put it: . . . in drab, dusty, cheerless, broken-down black-&-white Kansas. I lived in Oz. The pace of technical innovation in this country was charging ahead starting in the 1960s and Tomorrowland was my favorite themed area of Disneyland. But lately I have been more pessimistic, thinking that the underlying cultural conditions that allowed such technical[...]
Watched all of the #GOPDebate and drunk tweeted on my BDaddyLiberator account. I wasn't going to, because, as I told Mrs. Daddy, it's just entertainment. Her response was that it was the best entertainment we had available last night. Sadly, she was right.My take in brief:1. The Donald followed Steve Sailer's advice and went all in for the white male vote.2. Rubio impressed, surprisingly. It is an important point he made that Mexico is not the prime source of illegals. But he failed to leap to the easy solution, pay Mexico to keep Hondurans, Salvadorans and Nicaraguans out of our country.3. I disagree with friends about Jeb Bush who thought he looked good; he looks like way too try-hardy, or as[...]
... you've got a big dump in your pants This is CVS, the drug store, which some idiots blew out at $87 or lower this morning. Same thing happened with lots of other stocks and even the whole market to a lesser degree.
W.C. Varones 8/8/2015 6:01:55 AM Those of you outside California probably never saw this ad, which was the talk of the state during the 2010 Senate primaries.Fiorina got a lot of "WTF?" reactions to the ad, but I thought it made a good use of silliness and hyperbole to make serious points about her opponent's record.
Doo Doo Econ Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:00 AM 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.
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. [...]
It has been a while since writing an entry in this blog. A quick explanation is in order.I have been investigating and accumulating evidence related to the Obama administrations financing, arming and training of Islamic extremists in the middle east. This investigation uncovered the entire Obama Middle East Strategy.Several interviews were with a source who was in the room during many of the highest level meetings during the end of the Bush administration through the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq under the Obama administration. These conversations revealed the Obama administration's middle east strategy, or at least the facade used when talking to American military commanders. The strategy is outright[...]
As any properly educated school child knows, democracy began in ancient Greece. In Athens, specifically; from whence it spread throughout the Greek world. It is therefore particularly ironic and yet historically appropriate that the Geeks show us the inherent problem with democracy.Which problem is both democracy's greatest strength and its Achilles heal: that everyone gets a vote.The governing principles in democracy is that the citizens govern themselves, voting on the issues of the day and thereby guiding the lives and deciding their own future. All of which sound very good in principle. However, allowing every citizen equal say in the affairs of state is not without consequences.Human beings, while perhaps created equal,[...]
In defiance of the wishes of the Obama Administration, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Saeed el-Sisiseems prepared to follow in the footsteps of Rameses the Great.Like that ancient warrior-Pharaoh, el-Sisi is preparing to smite the Libyans; or at least the DAESH (ISIS) elements controlling parts of Libya.Egyptian land and naval forces seem to be preparing to strike intoLibya; their target likely DAESH forces in eastern Libya; and atDerna (pop: 100,000), which ISIS has made its provincial capital. In response, DAESH is reportedly rushing fighters from as far away as Iraq to counter any Egyptian moves.It is in Libya that DAESH has been carrying out the gruesome seaside beheadings of Christians seen over the last months.Such[...]
Every once in a while a piece of legislation is introduced here in California that just completely makes me flip my lid. Now it has happened again. The piece of legislation that is creating more Nanny State and less Manifest Destiny is SB 8 offered by Bob Hertzberg of CA Senate District 18. This bill would tax services offered by small businesses. So just think, the myriad of Vaping and Hooka stores that have cropped in my neighborhood would now have to tax your experience. The small nail shop owner, the hairdresser you have been going to since you were in college, all of these services could potentially be taxed.The worst part of the bill is that Hertzberg actually believes this would enhance the states business[...]
At the end of this legislative session in California Governor Brown vetoed a few bills that, the legislature passed in Sacramento, which dealt with ethics. His reason was that he did not want to make the ethical practices the elected in Sacramento must follow to be made any more complex. Huh? Given that under his watch three separate Senators have been indicted on various federal and state charges ranging from voter fraud to gun running, how complicated are the current ethics rules?This gave me pause as to how complicated it must be already for these guys given their current legal troubles, so I went looking for the complex ethics one must follow if ever elected in our great state. Listed below are some of the ethical[...]
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[...]
*Youre loving this 4-team college football playoff format, arent you? Youve been loving the weekly unveiling of the top 4 teams every Tuesday night that was must-see T.V. for East Coasters and must-listen radio/must-interwebbing for us work-a-daddies on the West Coast, yeah? And you totally ate-up those semi-final games on New Years Day, didnt you? But youre a greedy one, right? We know what youre thinking, you dirty bird: Now, that youve wet your beak on this particular playoff format, youre of the mind that if 4 teams are good, 8 is better. Did we feel you on that?Well, pump the breaks, there, champ.There are certain logistical details within an 8-team format that need to be overcome, the chief[...]
SACRAMENTO California's state senate voted unanimously by a vote of 37 ayes to 0 against on Thursday, August 27 to pass a franchisee protection bill. Bill AB 525 now moves on to the Assembly, where it is expected to be overwhelmingly approved.
Since the hurricane, Congress passed two acts to help rescue pets during an emergency. Next week, the California Senate will vote on a bill that aims to expedite the deployment of emergency animal shelters.