Silvio Canto, Jr. Friday, October 18, 2019 2:57 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
According to the numbers, the fourth debate did not draw a large audience: Ratings for Tuesday nights three-hour, 12-candidate Democrat presidential debate fell to the lowest level of any of this years four Democrat debates, drawing an average of 8.34 million views. Eight million people is a lot of people for this or that. It is not a good audience for a party introducing the nation to the man or woman that they will nominate for president. My sense is that the candidates are predictably boring. They have two messages: 1) I hate Trump with I hate Trump more than you do on the B-side; and 2) I will give you[...]
We remember Keith Jackson who was born in Georgia on this day in 1928. He died in 2018. Jackson began his career in 1952. From 1966 to 2006, he worked with ABC and called some of the biggest college football games ever. His last game was the 2006 championship game between Texas and USC. As I recall, he also worked post-season baseball with Howard Cossell. Great career I will always associate Jackson with college football:
After reading through some summaries of the latest Democrats' debate, something puzzled me. If we only have N years to save the planet, why are we talking about Medicare for all? If we get the Medicare thing right, but starve the global salvation effort of funds to do it, won't that be a bad thing? It seems to me like destruction on a planetary scale would make hospital wait times longer.And what will drowning coastal cities do to prescription drug prices? You'd think they go up just because all the drugs would have to be dried off.If the Earth bakes in a carboniferous furnace, won't emergency rooms be overwhelmed with patients no matter how we pay for their care?These are things that ought to be asked, but are not. If an[...]
The best take yet on Greta Thunberg came from Gad Saad. The punchline at 0:50 never fails to make me laugh. Greta came across the sea to bring a message of accusation to the West. When I first saw her video, the way she huskily said, "How dare you" reminded me of a 1950s drama where the leading lady is haughtily giving some cad a dressing down. I wished Greta had been wearing opera gloves and had some guy on stage with her in a tux to slap. It would have been perfect.While Greta was sailing across the ocean, her boat loaded to the gunwales with scorn, China brought another coal-fired power plant on line. They're building one every two weeks or so, with predictable results.Note that the time frame for the growth[...]
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W.C. Varones 8/19/2019 10:54:52 AM The experts agreeWe're going Full MMTSo start buying gold Mauldin Economics on the prestigious Camp Kotok economic gathering:There was an open debate about MMT or Modern Monetary Theory. Brilliant young man economist Sam Rines took the difficult position of being pro-MMT for the sake of debate. He thinks it would be a disaster but is truly afraid we will actually pursue such a policy. There was the usual pushback, which Ive written about more than once, but I have to admit that I was struck by the private conversations after the debate. Many smart, well-informed thinkers were almost resigned to seeing MMT actually attempted in the next decade.
Leftist ViolenceComes toAmerica, a Historical Perspective(To read previous installment, go here; to start with Part One, go here)19th century Europe was marked by growing leftists movements, which attempted several short-lived revolutions throughout the continent. While these leftist risings failed, a new left-wing extremist movement, theanarcho-communists, grew out of them.The word itself comes from a Greek word, anarkos, which means without a chief. Anarcho-communist believe that all government should be abolished along with private property, and thatcommon ownershipof themeans of productionin combination with astateless societies should be the organizing principle. To bring about such change, anarchists argued that violent[...]
PART THREE: UTOPIAN VISIONS LEAD TO BLOODY REVOLUTIONS(To read the previous installment, go here)In 1792 the French liberal intelligentsia, imbibing the heady wine of Rousseaus theories, inflamed the urban mobs against the upper classes. To be born into wealth or privilege was deemed an act oftreason against the People.No level of dissent was tolerated: disagreeing with the goals
B-Daddy 6/18/2017 4:30:05 PM As a Bible following Christian, I am often confronted with accusations of hate, along with accusing questions along the lines of what would you do if your child ______________? Father's Day is a great day to answer with the love God grants me through Jesus Christ. I have two adult sons, and both my wife and made their upbringing our number one purpose. Our love them is well-known and shown, so I have skin in the game to discuss this topic. So on to the accusations. What if your son came out as gay? I would still love him of course. Further, I would have good advice for him, remain celibate. This advice is given out of my love. The gay promiscuous lifestyle isn't known for its[...]
Going Hugo Chavez one better, the Democrat controlled California legislator is taking action to ensure that one of their own who voted for the hated gas tax won't get recalled. The legislator is rigging the system to make it harder and longer to recall State Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) whose support for the increase made him a recall target. From the Sacramento Bee:Democrats are pushing late-blooming bills to significantly improve state Sen. Josh Newmans odds of surviving an effort by the state GOP and others to recall him from office.The proposed changes, which became public Monday morning, would add months to the existing timeline of certifying a recall election for the ballot. The measure would virtually[...]
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[...]
.... and the facts are she's not Native American, she wasn't fired for being pregnant, and she tells a Me Too story that's been cast into doubt not by the right-wing, but by The Boston Globe itself, which is virtually her house organ."
Adobe confirmed Photoshop for iPad last year with a 2019 launch window. Adobe still intends to meet that target. But it says that some features will have to wait. Adobe has been testing Photoshop with ...
Photoshop for iPad is still expected before the end of this year, but beta testers are complaining that it is lacking. Adobe says the beta doesn't include many features that will be in the shipping ...
Looks like many students are not prepared to be adults. The Daily Beast reports. College Students Need Remedial Classes in How to Be Adults Is 18 years enough time to prepare for the stresses of being an adult? For Americas increasingly fragile college studentsthousands of whom are returning to campus in the next two weeksthe 
Not a free college degree though Republican-American reports. How to go to Ivy League schools for free online Ivy League schools like Harvard and Yale come with a lot of prestige. But another thing these famous schools are known for are their high tuition costs. Fortunately, with the popularity of open education and technology, there 
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