... because reading his book is torture.For reasons to be explained in a future blog post, I'm wading through the sludge that is Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. It's horrible. In fact, it's recursively horrible or maybe mutli-dimensionally horrible or perhaps it's over-horribled as it's crammed with examples of every kind of horribility that a book might ever have.It also reveals why Obama was such an obnoxious and tedious bore. The book is all about community organizing and after you've sampled what bits you can stand, you see a class of people who are at once pompous, hyper-intellectual, unreflective, ignorant, incompetent and completely useless.First, there's the prose. Alinsky writes like Hitler. He makes broad,[...]
Silvio Canto, Jr. Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:00 AM "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
For the record, I would have preferred for the GOP House pass an imperfect bill and move it to the US Senate. It would have shown that we can govern and given Senator Cruz, Senator Lee, and a few others a chance to make the case for a full repeal as promised to voters. It would also have forced many red-state Democrats to speak about it. Last, but not least, President Trump would have had a victory. Instead, we get to read Ezra Klein say the GOP cannot govern, or Democrats claiming victory, and so on and so on. I love the Democrat who said the American people had voted to preserve their health insurance.[...]
Happy # 55 to Kevin Seitzer. He was born on this day in Springfield, MO.Kevin broke with the Royals in 1986 and hit .323 with 207 hits in 1987. He was a very consistent hitter and played first and third base very well.He retired after 12 seasons: .295 average, 1,557 hits and a couple of All Star selections.Tags: Kevin Seitzer To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the My View by Silvio Canto, Jr. Thanks
Dear Friends: It will be my pleasure to be a guest on Canto Talk this Tuesday, March 21st at 11 pm Pacific/1 pm Central/2 pm EST to cover Springtime in California. Click here for the show, or after for an archived podcast.
Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to be a guest on Silvio Canto's wonderful Blogtalkradio.com program, Canto Talk, this Valentine's Day. I will be joined by military history expert Barry Jacobsen to review romance-based myths. So, Click HERE on Tuesday, Feb. 14th at 11 am Pacific Time/ 1 pm Central/ 2 pm Eastern or after for the archived show.Barry will start the program by reviewing some traditional myths surrounding romance. Then, we will review how they have evolved to take darker characters and transform them into romantic heroes, in a trend I will call twilighting.For example, the vampire began its history in literature as a character more suited for Halloween than Valentine's Day.But, in the new Millennium, vampires have[...]
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[...]
The violence and rioting at Berkeley are intended to be a win-win for the left. I don't think that the timing is coincidental to Trump's inauguration. Trump has been wrong-footing the left and "flooding the zone" by moving to keep campaign promises with record speed. The left has been exhausted trying to maintain their outrage. Enter Milo. The location and the advance notice gave the leftist globalist scum time to plan their rioting for maximum effect. It allows them to seize the initiative from Trump and make headlines about Nazis and white supremacists, as to build sympathy to their cause. Right on cue, CNN tweeted this: This looks is a win-win for the[...]
B-Daddy 1/12/2017 5:52:57 PM The impending move of the Chargers to Los Angeles has left with me with a so what feeling. I lost emotional connection with them a few years back. I had no intention of supporting another hold-up of the city finances. The only silver lining is that maybe we will have incentive to figure out how to make stadiums profitable without football teams. If that problem could be solved, we could build stadiums and not get soaked on the deal. So long. And good luck playing second fiddle to the Rams in LA.
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[...]
Milo Ventimiglia is very active on social media, but This Is Us fans may have noticed that the actor inexplicably quit Instagram a while back. In a new interview posted by the Associated Press, Milo Ventimiglia explains why he abruptly quit posting on the ...
Political provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos didnt charge a speaking fee when he visited the University of Washington in January. But the event wasnt free for Seattle taxpayers. The UW and the Seattle Police Department dispatched 124 police officers to ...