Sunday, July 15, 2018

Sunday's show: The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

Sunday's video: Remember Goldwater 1964

Sunday's video:   Remember Goldwater 1964

My Spanish abuelo would be horrified by Spain today

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Forgive me, but this is sick beyond sick.  Or as we say, “No tiene palabras,” or no words to describe this.
Like many of you, my ancestors are from Spain or the Old World.  On my father’s side, the first Canto moved to Sagua La Grande in central Cuba in the 1850s.  On my mother’s side, my Abuelo Pedro came to Cuba in the 1920s and settled in Ciego de Avila in eastern Cuba.
Spanish immigrants had a great reputation in Cuba.  The men were tough characters who worked all day and started many businesses.  As far as the women, they were beautiful, family-oriented and kept us doing our homework.  They set the table for much of the prosperity that pre-Castro Cuba enjoyed.
My good guess is that our grandparents must be looking down with dismay at this report from Spain:
After winning Spain’s national beauty contest last month, [Mr.] Ponce will become the first transgender woman [sic: Ponce is a man —ed.] to compete in the Miss Universe pageant.  But [he] is also on a mission to challenge traditional concepts of gender and beauty, as well as to break down what [he] sees as unacceptable barriers in the fashion industry. 
“Having a vagina doesn’t make a woman,” [he] said in an interview.  “Even if many people don’t want to see me as a woman, I clearly belong among them.” 
[Mr.] Ponce, 27, grew up in Pilas, a town in southern Spain where [his] father owned a bar that is now managed by [Ponce’s] elder brother.  Pilas was a conservative place, [he] says, where “there was nobody like me.”  That extended to [his] school, which also set [him] apart, placing [him] in a group of children needing special care, alongside some who were dealing with family breakups or who belonged to the minority Roma community.
Well, what would my abuelo say?  My guess is that it wouldn’t be suitable for publication on this family blog.
Men now women?
Did I tell you that the country’s birth rates are around 1.39, or way under the 2.1 per woman to maintain the population?  Are you surprised, then, to see this headline: “Spain’s population set to drop 11% by 2050“?
Something is sick in Spain, and it’s not the bullfights that the left wants to shut down.
PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

California Democrats "loco" about Kevin De Leon......

California Democrats are crazy about Kevin De Leon:  "California Dems snub Sen. Dianne Feinstein for longshot rival, in 'clear-eyed rejection' of party establishment".

Feinstein is a liberal but she is one of few adults left in a party totally invested in identity politics.     On the other hand, Mr. De Leon is just another lefty pushing the party off the edge.

Feinstein will win, according to the polls, but this is just more confirmation that the Democrats are crazy, real crazy.

PS: You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

June 2007: Mario Loyola on our Thursday show

A show from June 2007:

Mario Loyola is a fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and a contributor to National Review.

Today, we will talk about Mario's articles on Iraq, Iran, Castro and Chavez.

The interview will be available all weekend:

June 2007: The story of the pants has a happy ending!

A post from June 2007:

Here is a story with a happy ending:

This is a story about a legal system out of control. These crazy lawsuits are costing us all lots of money and creating backlogs in the courts.

For one day, there is a justice in the world!

P.S. You can listen to my show (Canto Talk) and follow me on Twitter.

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