Silvio Canto, Jr. Monday, October 05, 2015 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
(My new American Thinker post) It works like this down in Venezuela. First, you get arrested for political statements. Secondly, they lock you up and promise your wife a hearing. Third, you stay in jail indefinitely, for a long long time without a trial. Let's look at the story of Mr. Antonio Ledezma, the former mayor of Caracas: Its been seven months since Venezuelan authorities arrested Antonio Ledezma on charges of conspiring against President Nicols Maduro, and the Caracas mayor has still yet to see a judge. Ledezmas wife, Mitzy Capriles, announced on Tuesday, September 22, that her husbands[...]
Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......we will look back at the new Russian role in the Middle East.......how does the US react to President Putin's aggressive policies? The latest jobs report was a major disappointment........President Obama's reaction to the Oregon shooting.......the latest from the campaign............GOP and Democrats get ready for more debates..will VP Biden miss the first Democrat debate? Click to listen: <--[if IE]><[endif]--><--[if IE]> <--><--> <[endif]--> Check Out Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Silvio Canto Jr on BlogTalkRadio Tags: ISIS, Russia in the Middle East, the jobs report, the shooting in Oregon[...]
K T Cat 10/4/2015 10:51:47 PM Just a short post so I can keep my streak of blogging days going. Pathetic, I know, but there it is.I'm old enough to remember Ronald Reagan being vilified as a warmonger who was going to get us into a conflagration with Russia. Now we have Hillary Clinton suggesting we impose a no-fly zone over Syria. Given that the Russians have active air assets in theater, that would seem to be far more provocative and destined to start a shooting war than anything Ronnie ever did.
6 1,100 lb bombs, that is.6 FAB 500M-62 high explosive bombs are a typical load out of an SU-24 Fencer ground attack aircraft. That's what matters in war - bombs. Well, bombs and guns and tanks and supplies. The number of nations in your coalition is somewhat less important unless they've got troop transports loaded with infantry on the way.Putin, at his heart, is in favor of democracy. One bomb, one vote is his policy.President Obama is unconvinced.The Russian president, he said at a news conference, had a coalition consisting only of Iran and Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. The competing U.S.-led coalition, he said, comprises the rest of the world.It's like he thinks the outcome of the combat will be determined by the vote of[...]
Biotechs were off to a flat start this morning, until this. Here's the tweet (not sure about the time stamp which shows 7:26 p.m. tonight which hasn't happened yet unless maybe that's the Benghazi time zone):
The Donald has shown that the public is hungry for a candidate who takes their issues seriously and won't bend to pressure from left-wing media like Fox News. The illegal immigration debate isn't complicated, it is just made so by those who benefit from it whether leftist politicians or business interests that hire the illegals.I used to have a complicated immigration plan. Nobody cared. Here is a simple one that takes me less time to ascertain that no one cares:1. Build a fence.2. Deport illegals who break the law.3. Repeat offenders get hard time.On to the Q and A. In order to help Republican candidates avoid looking like these low-T wussies, I am putting together a handy crib sheet. [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]