Dear Readers: A quick note to let you know the Young Prince made another New Media debut yesterday. Silvo Canto, host of CANTO TALK, interviewed my son about the new blog, the Young Prince’s Castle. My thanks to all of you who have left supportive comments. He gets so excited when he gets a response — just like the rest of us bloggers! 🙂
The post: My Interview
On June 25, 2012, I had an interview with Silvio Canto and Barry Casselman. I was interviewed on a Blog-Talk-Podcast called Canto Talk. (Click HERE to listen the podcast — I am on the last 15 minutes). It was about 15 minutes. Before the interview and in the interview I was nervous, but after I was just fine. The reason I was interviewed is because I started this blog. They asked me who did I think was going to win the election. I don’t know much about the government and politics right now but my best guess is Mitt Romney.
My son and Silvio got to talking about history, and the Young Prince noted he liked ancient Rome because, via our Romanian heritage, we have roots with that Empire. Silvo, with his Spanish heritage, also shares in this descent and the appreciation of ancient history. His other guest, Barry Casselman, was kind enough to add some of his experiences with Greek archeology. It was very serious stuff for such a young man.
It seems I am not the only Romanian-American that Silvio knows! One of his guests, Ileana Johnson Paugh (of US-Action News and Romanian Conservative, came from that country. Today, she had an amazing post, which is well worth reading after living these past years under the Obama Administration:
Today my Dad would have been 84 years old. I still mourn his tragic and premature death at the hands of communist goons who took over the country of my birth and terrorized people for 41 years. Dad was barely 61 and healthy.
The benevolent dictator Ceausescu ruled Romania with an iron fist, lording over the frightened and defenseless population. His portrait was everywhere next to his hideous wife, “the Mother of the Country.” She had given herself that title along with a Ph.D. in chemistry. A fifth grade dropout, she had grandiose ideas of her faux accomplishments.
Dad hated Nicolae Ceausescu and his co-dictator wife, Elena, with a passion. He never hid his utter disdain for the arrogant, narcissistic, and uneducated couple who rose from the poverty of community organizing with empty promises of paternal and maternal care for the weak, the poor, and the downtrodden, to a life-style of the rich and famous.
Torturing, imprisoning, and killing millions of innocents, the Ceausescus had appropriated their possessions and amassed such a vast wealth, it was hard to tell how much money he had in Swiss bank accounts, how much art, jewels, land, and homes.
The dictator was proud that he gave “homes” to all his subjects, the proletariat, crowding country and city folk alike into high-rise concrete apartment blocks, while taking their homes and land for agricultural cooperatives or grandiose buildings and palaces dedicated to the Communist Party. Hastily built of reinforced concrete, the nine to twelve story apartments were Spartan, ugly, cold, dirty from the heavy pollution, and chipping concrete chunks like loose teeth.
The rest of the post is a must read!!!! I will be adding ROMANIAN CONSERVATIVE in the blog-roll, under Silvio’s Angels! Another great blog I will be checking often!
With Lonely Conservative noting that Obama is prepping an army of lawyers for November, it is good to have this historical reminder.
It looks as if Silvio will be adding another Romanian-descended pundit to his guest list — Word Warrior is slated to be a new guest for Canto Talk next month! Today, our local pundit had this to offer – JIMMY KIMMEL AT THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT’S DINNER. It is a link to a hilarious video — you need to check it out!
Fellow SLOB, B-Daddy, has some thoughts on Presidential Petulance: Obama’s response, to suspend agreements between AZ law enforcement and the DHS and to set up hot lines so that citizens with a grudge against law enforcement have a forum. Really? That’s some real leadership during tough times. When the going gets tough, the President skirts the law.
Beers with Demos had a letter form Barak: For a campaign that was down-right giddy over the prospects of potentially raising a billion dollars for their candidate as recently as 3 or 4 months ago, money in politics is suddenly a big problem again. And if they thought that they were getting to that figure on the backs of small donors, they’re simply lying.
With the Obamacare decision looming in the horizon, Charles Caesar has detailed and intriguing thoughts on why health insurance is so expensive. A commenter from yesterday, Moxie D. Hoxie, has a thorough look at the HHS Mandate the Fortnight for Freedom.
Back in California, the city of Stockton is bracing for bankruptcy!And California Insurance Department workers are getting new I-phones and I-pads, as state bankruptcy can’t be too much farther behind!
Concluding this post, with a return to the theme of the day: I am slated for another interview of Italian journalist, Marco Respinti (who interviewed me during my Tea Party in Florence, Italy a bit ago). Also, SLOB KT Cat was singing Italian lyrics, reflecting on grace and chaos at a local #Fortnoght4Freedom event last night.