I hear it tastes like champagne.
I hear it tastes like champagne.
Dear Friends: As we begin the week that will lead to Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, Silvio and I have arranged to interview a wonderful woman who can give us some insights about the man. So, please join me this Wednesday, Jan. 18th at 10 am PST/noon Central/1:00 pm Eastern Standard time on Canto Talk (click HERE for the live show or for the podcast after).
As with all shows, Egypt will be mentioned. In this case, I will have to lead off the show with Egypt, because that is how I met Terry Lee Ebert Mendozza. We both share a love of the movie Cleopatra, the 1963 version with Elizabeth Taylor, and are on a Facebook group celebrating the film.
However, she took her passion to the galactic level by designing her entire home in an ancient Egyptian theme…including a private theater that replicates the final scene in the iconic film.
There is cool. Then, there is having Cleopatra’s tomb as your home theater cool.
After I became Facebook friends with Terry, we discovered we had politics in common. In this case, our support of Donald J. Trump for President.
Unlike your humble blogger, Terry actually knows Donald Trump. Here is a photo of the two at Mar-a-lago during the New Year’s celebration.
As I had no dog in the primary race, I formally began my support when he became the GOP nominee. However, she was an early supporter of Trump during his successful primary and general election campaigns. She was a founding member of the Trumpettes. Hollywood reporter turned bicoastal socialite Toni Holt Kramer explains:
You might wonder how this began. It was September 19th, 2015 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Suzi Goldsmith, myself, Terry Lee Ebert Mendozza and Janet Levy were attending an annual Animal Humane Association event with our dear friend Lois Pope, whose Board we all sit on, called LIFE.
The four of us decided we needed to do something to make sure Donald J. Trump becomes President, so at 7.00 p.m. that evening, The Trumpettes were born.
A little over five months later we have women from California to Florida and across this great country doing what the Trumpettes set out to do, making people, particularly women, aware of what a great President and savior of our country, Donald J. Trump will be.
The ladies were most recently featured in Vanity Fair, in a piece reviewing Trump’s motivation behind purchasing Mar-a-lago and how he developed it.
“Well, my God, the man is a born winner!” Toni Holt Kramer told me in her grand Palm Beach home. A former Hollywood reporter and the wife of retired car dealer Robert David “Bobby” Kramer, she is the bubbly blonde founder of the Trumpettes, Donald Trump’s most die-hard fans. During the campaign the Trumpettes shouted their allegiance to their hero from sound trucks, and later in the halls of Mar-a-Lago, where they celebrated his victory. “Donald Trump will do whatever it takes to win!” Kramer enthusiastically told me. “People who succeed can’t always be delicate debutantes!”
We will have a lot of fun as we get ready for Friday’s festivities. Please join us!!!
Dear Reader: It will be my privilege to be the guest on Canto Talk for our annual Halloween show. Please join Silvo Canto Jr., and me for an afternoon of scary news and fun traditions on Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 12 noon PST/2 pm CT/3 pm EST (click HERE for the show for a podcast afterward).
This year’s special show will feature the website I have been the Project Manager for, which Girl Scout Emma Kahn created as part of her Gold Star Project: Black Cats Need Love! The purpose of the site is to encourage people to adopt black cats from animal shelters…like I did with Venus and Jupiter!
Black cats spend a longer time in shelters waiting to be adopted.
This is a problem because cats in shelters are stressed, and they are more likely to get sick.
A very common disease for shelter cats is an upper respiratory infection.
Cats who become sick at a shelter are at risk of being euthanized.
The fact that black cats take longer to be adopted puts them at greater risk of dying in the shelter.
Some people think that black cats are unlucky or evil, but this is just a superstition.
In some places like England, Ireland, Scotland and Japan, black cats are considered good luck!
So how did black gets get to be such an iconic symbol of Halloween?
It all started with the Pilgrims in the Plymouth colony. The Puritan Pilgrims distrusted anything associated with witches and sorcery, including black cats. They actively persecuted black cats – it became a practice to burn black cats on Shrove Tuesday to protect the home from fire.
After the anti-witch zeal had subsided in the colonies, black cats had been thoroughly cemented in popular legend right alongside witches. Decorators use them as a Halloween symbol, both alongside witches and independently, to add a frightful, unnerving ambience to their front steps, their green eyes spooking trick-or-treaters.
And, as always, we will feature the scary news of the day! So tune in for another ghoulishly great show with the diabolically dashing Silvio Canto, Jr.!
Dear Readers: It is my privilege to join amazing talk show host Silvio Canto on Canto Talk this Thursday, Oct. 6th at 12 noon PST/2 pm CT/3 pm EST. Click HERE for the show or the archived podcast afterward.
It will be my privilege to interview my friend and colleague Jacqueline Hardt, who works with me at the Environmental Health/Occupational Safety consulting firm, Zoubek Consulting. She will be giving an extremely informative webinar for our firm, which will cover the history of the Zika virus’ spread, the health consequences of infection, the real risks associated with the disease, and how people can effectively protect themselves (especially since a vaccine is not yet available).
Zika is still spreading in Florida, and currently 115 locally acquired cases have been reported. Perhaps the most disturbing development this week is the fact that a second case of locally acquired dengue ever has been reported in that state.
Dengue fever is a viral disease that is also spread chiefly by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The virus can cause flu-like symptoms and in rare cases can result in dangerous or deadly infections. Hawaii declared a “Dengue Fever Emergency” earlier this year.
Happily, the outbreaks in Hawaii appear to be contained…at least for the time being.
Currently, vector control is the only practical way to prevent the disease. There is only one vaccine for dengue fever currently available, and the newly developed product has only been approved for use in Mexico, the Philippines, and Brazil.
Please join us for what will be a fascinating and informative show.
Please click HERE if you would like more information about Zoubek Consulting.
Dear Friends: I am thrilled to finally be able to join Silvo Canto, Jr. on his great BlogTalRadio.com show, Canto Talk. I will be his guest at 3 pm EST/2 pm CT/12 noon PT on Thursday, Sept. 15th (click here for link or post-show podcast).
As always…Thursdays tend to be a slow news day (joke, joke, laugh, laugh). So, we will probably to a sweep of a wide array of topics:
It should be a great show! I just have to figure out how I am going to fit in my mention of Egypt!
Dear Readers: I am thrilled that California Tea Party Group‘s Dawn Wildman will be able to join Silvio and me for a Canto Talk show reviewing the June 7th California Primary results. Please click HERE for the show (live on Thursday, June 9 at 7pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST or for podcast afterward).
During the Primary Beer Caucus the SLOBs (San Diego Local Order of Bloggers) held this weekend, we decided that if we were going to offer a “California Tea Party Voter’s Guide – 2016 Primary edition”, that we really needed was 2:
A big thanks to W.C. Varones for the two-option idea!
So, with this concept in mind, here are some of our recommendations:
JUDGES: This site is priceless for helping select a good one: JUDGE VOTER GUIDE.
PROPOSITION 50: Proposition 50 is a constitutional amendment giving the California Legislature the authority to suspend members without pay on a two-thirds vote. Currently legislators can only vote to suspend with pay.
The race we would like to feature is California-53, where Jim Ash is running an inspiring grassroots campaign for Susan Davis’ seat. We would like to see Ash clear this hurdle and go on to November.
PREDICTIONS:June 7th will be an evening of comedy and chaos. The only predictions I am making are that I will not be sober at the end of the night, and that our June 9th Canto Talk show will be great.