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Dear Friends: It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Wednesday, Oct. 28.  Please join Silvio Canto, Jr., and me at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern by clicking HERE…or after for an archived podcast.

As we are nearing Election Day/Nov. 3rd, we will be talking about the spook-tacular news cycle, including:

California Gov. Newsom Lays Egg With Thanksgiving COVID-19 Guidelines

Amy Coney Barrett Sworn In As Associate Justice of The Supreme Court

Supreme Court Upholds Wisconsin Law Requiring Receipt of Mail-In Ballots By Election Day

More Biden Gaffes: Confuses Trump With President George Bush, Thinks ‘Free College’ Costs $150 Billion

Backlash against Big Tech censorship may destroy their business models, and “they will have no one but themselves to blame”

It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, September 17.  Please join Silvio Canto, Jr., and me at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern by clicking HERE…or after for an archived podcast.

Silvio Canto

We will be covering a several hot news items, which can be consolidated into the heading of: ANTI-TRUMP CRISIS NEWS CYCLE.

The Atlantic’s Anonymously-Sourced Article Jump Starts The Permanent Pre-Election Anti-Trump Crisis News Cycle

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “Donald Trump caused the COVID outbreak in New York.”

“The Red Mirage” theory provides the justification for Democrat mischief post Election Day

I will also be giving an update on the California wildfires…

A pyrotechnic device at a gender reveal party sparked one of the California wildfires, burning over 8,600 acres

…and blackouts.

Thousands lose power in Northern California amid roll out of PG&E blackouts | Updates

So join us for a truly HOT show!

It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, July 16.  Please join Silvio Canto, Jr., and me at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern by clicking HERE…or after for an archived podcast.

 

Silvio Canto

We will be catching-up with the whirling news cycle, in preparation for what will be a cyclonic election year.  To begin with, will will review Legal Insurrection’s battle against the “Cancel Culture”, as experienced by Professor William Jacobson:

In October 2008, I founded the Legal Insurrection, a conservative law and politics website. My non-left-wing politics, though separate from my teaching, sometimes led to attacks on my job. There were threats, harassment and demands I be fired for the first several years of the website, but those always came from off campus — until now.

That all changed when I wrote two blog posts the first week of June 2020, criticizing BLM as riots and looting spread around the country after the death of George Floyd. Now, I am facing cancel culture from within the law school.

In one blog post, I documented how the “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” founding narrative of BLM was fabricated after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in 2014. Even the Obama Justice Department found that Brown was shot after attacking a police officer, and did not have his hands raised in surrender or say, “Don’t shoot.” Yet to this day, I pointed out, BLM protesters chant, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

I wrote a second blog post harshly criticizing the riots and looting. I argued that such violence reflected a movement “led by anti-American, anti-capitalist activists … [who] have concocted a false narrative of mass murder of Blacks at the hands of police, when the statistics show otherwise.” I called on the federal government to track down “people who helped coordinate the violence.”

Whether people at Cornell agreed with my off-campus politics is beside the point. The purpose of education, particularly law school education, is to be able to debate the merits of arguments and through that debate come to a better understanding. But that is not what happened.

The response was a paradigm of cancel culture. There was a coordinated email and petition campaign by alumni to get me fired.

A group of 21 of my colleagues in the clinical program then denounced me in a letter to the Cornell Daily Sun student newspaper. While my name was not used in the letter, it was shared with students in advance of publication as a denunciation of me. The letter falsely accused me of supporting “institutionalized racism and violence” and threatened to “continue to expose and respond to racism masquerading as informed commentary.”

Not one of the 21 signatories, some of whom had been my colleagues for more than a decade and I considered friends, approached me with any concerns before running to the school newspaper and sharing their letter with students. It was reminiscent of so many revolutionary movements, where friends and neighbors rush to denounce each other.

George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, hardly a political conservative, criticized my colleagues, writing that their letter was “a chilling reminder of the rapid loss of free speech values on campuses,” not allowing that “critics of these protests could have anything other than racist motivations.” Professor Turley noted the intimidation factor, since “[t]o be labelled as a racist is devastating to an academic career and these professors know that … It is not just the death of free speech but our intellectual mission on university and college campuses.”

The dean of CLS also denounced me in an institutional statement that promised no adverse employment action because of my academic freedom and job security, but gratuitously found that my writings “do not reflect the values of Cornell Law School” as the dean has “articulated them.” The administration never gave me an opportunity to be heard on that damaging accusation, much less a process to challenge it. That statement serves as a warning to unprotected faculty, staff and students who may disagree with BLM to keep their views to themselves.

Additionally, we have have updates on the coronavirus:

A peak of the Centers for Disease Control weekly COVID-19 death totals reveals a substantially less grim picture. Here are the weekly totals of COVID-deaths nationwide, which show a significant drop from the mid-April highs of 17,000/week.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm

And, if you want to compare annual death totals, here are some real killers to address in California:

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/california/california.htm

Looking at the totals, there have been 7,000 pneumonia-like COVID deaths so far, with the rate of death plummeting. And, in 2017, there were about 6300 pneumonia deaths for that year. While needless death is tragic, shutting down the state’s economy for COVID based on the numbers that are occurring seems ill-considered at this time. Furthermore, continued closures will likely lead to far more physical illness and mental health issues due to the consequences of unemployment.

But, no matter. Few people can do viral virtual signaling better than Newsom.

And, if there is time, we will provide an update on the US Navy ship that is burning in San Diego harbor!

So please tune in for a HOT show!

It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, April 9th.  Please join Silvio Canto, Jr., and me at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern by clicking HERE…or after for an archived podcast.

The focus will be the coronavirus:

LI #30 Coronavirus Model

Wuhan Virus Watch: Cuomo Now Says New York has Enough Ventilators

Wuhan Virus Watch: Democratic Michigan State Representative Credits Trump, Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 Cure

Wuhan Virus Watch: U.K. PM Boris Johnson Hospitalized

Wuhan Virus Watch: China Sending 1000 Ventilators to New York

Wuhan Virus Watch: McConnell says there will be 4th coronavirus bill

Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this St. Patrick’s Day.  Please join Silvio Canto, Jr., and me at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern by clicking HERE…or after for an archived podcast.

We will be joined by my son, Blake, who recently accepted an appointment to theUS Air Force Academy.

Blake Eastman Phil Alpert USAFA Nomination JPEG

Thanks to your support of his Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps efforts, Blake has received an offer of appointment to the US Air Force Academy (USAFA) and has accepted. He is planning to major in physics and is hoping to participate in the development of the military space program.

The photo above was taken at the Congressional Nomination Acceptance ceremony given in our district, hosted by Representative Scott Peters (CA52). Pictured with Blake is Air Force Academy Liaison Officer Phillip Alpert, who was a bedrock of support throughout the complicated and lengthy academy application process.

I want to take the opportunity to thank Peters’ staff and volunteers for their assistance as well. The nomination selection was entirely devoid of politics, and it was a quest for excellence on the part of the nominating committee. Anyone who has a son or daughter considering a service academy can take heart, knowing that party preference plays no role in this step.

I will also be providing an update on the Coronavirus pandemic, which I have been covering extensively for Legal Insurrection.

 
So pour some good Irish Whiskey and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Canto Talk family!

Dear Friends: It will be my pleasure to be on the Canto Talk show on Thursday, Feb. 13th for our annual Valentine’s Day show with Silvio Canto, Jr. So please click HERE at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central or 1 pm Eastern for the live show, or afterwards for the archived podcast.

While there will be a lot to discuss, the hottest topic is likely to be my son and his appointment to the US Air Force Academy.

Blake Eastman Phil Alpert USAFA Nomination JPEG

And, as I promised Silvio during our last show, there will be an update on the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

We will also review the results of the New Hampshire Primary, and predict what who will be voted off “Primary Island” next!

As this is Valentine’s Day, we will share how to:

Send Valentine’s Day cards to young patients in children’s hospitals across the US

Please be our Valentine and join us for the show!!!

 

 

 

Dear Friends:

It will be my pleasure to be the guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, Jan. 30th at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/ 1 pm Eastern. Please click HERE for live show, or after for an archived podcast.

A key topic of this show will be the Wuhan Coronovirus.

LI #07 Wuhan Coronavirus Patient

I have been covering it for Legal Insurrection:

We will also review the status of the Impeachment hearings in the US Senate:

Of course, given the news cycle, we may have to address other stories!

Dear Readers: It will be my pleasure to be a guest on Canto Talk this Thursday, July 19 at 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern! Click HERE for live show, or after for an archived podcast.

Silvio and I will be covering a wide array of topics, including the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Trump Impeach 2

Legal Insurrection has been covering this in detail:

 I will be watching the rally in Battle Creek, Michigan…which appears to be time to occur as the impeachment vote is to be taken.

The House is poised to vote to impeach President Trump around the same time he takes the stage for a campaign rally in Michigan, setting the stage for a dramatic spit-screen moment.

The House passed the rule around noon Wednesday that sets up six hours of debate on two articles of impeachment accusing Trump of abusing his office and obstructing Congress. The vote on the articles is likely to come sometime between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Trump is slated to deliver remarks at a “Merry Christmas” campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., at 7 p.m. The details of the rally were announced on Dec. 5, long before the House vote on impeachment articles was scheduled.

The rally will afford Trump the opportunity to respond to the House vote in real time. The president has used his campaign events to lambast the impeachment inquiry since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced it in late September, denouncing it as a “sham” and a “witch hunt” before friendly audiences of supporters.

We will also hit other topics as well:

* Hallmark Christmas controversy related to LGQBT movies and ads.

* Impending California Gig Law Triggers Vox Media to Cut Hundreds of Freelance Jobs

* United Nations Climate Talks in Madrid Fail. President Donald Trump is credited for the collapse.

Dear Friends: We will be having a Halloween Party on Canto Talk this Thursday. Come join Silvio Canto, Jr., and me on Oct. 31st, 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central, 1 pm Eastern by clicking here (or to listen to an archived podcast).

We will be covering the scariest topics hitting the news today:

Please listen! There will be plenty of treats and a few tricks in our show!

 

Dear Friends: It is my pleasure to be joining Silvio Canto Jr. as his guest on Canto Talk this Thursday. So, please tune in 10 am Pacific/12 noon Central/1 pm Eastern by clicking HERE for the live show, or after for an archived podcast.

Silvio Canto

As the headline reveals, the planned topics deal with an array of international issues:

We will also likely touch upon the Democratic Presidential Primary.

Finally, we might touch upon the progress on the border wall.

It’s going to be and out-of-this world show!