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.

The scene:

The room:


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 Friends:  It will be my pleasure to be a guest on Canto Talk today as we look at the post-election news and events that unfolded this day in history in 1963.  As an extra bonus, we will be joined by Captain Capitalism himself…Aaron Clary (who will be discussing his new book).

Please join us at 7 pm PST/9 pm CT/10 pm EST or with an archived podcast by clicking here



Silvio and I are big fans of history, so we will spend some time recalling the events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy:

Crowds of excited people lined the streets and waved to the Kennedys. The car turned off Main Street at Dealey Plaza around 12:30 p.m. As it was passing the Texas School Book Depository, gunfire suddenly reverberated in the plaza.

Bullets struck the president’s neck and head and he slumped over toward Mrs. Kennedy. The governor was also hit in the chest.
President Lyndon B. Johnson takes Oath of Office
The car sped off to Parkland Memorial Hospital just a few minutes away. But little could be done for the President. A Catholic priest was summoned to administer the last rites, and at 1:00 p.m. John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead. Though seriously wounded, Governor Connally would recover.

The president’s body was brought to Love Field and placed on Air Force One. Before the plane took off, a grim-faced Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the tight, crowded compartment and took the oath of office, administered by US District Court Judge Sarah Hughes. The brief ceremony took place at 2:38 p.m.

Less than an hour earlier, police had arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, a recently hired employee at the Texas School Book Depository.

Additionally, we will be talking about the history our President-Elect Donald Trump is making. Canto Talk listeners will recall my predictions that Trump had a great chance of winning, because the media was gas-lighting its American audience.

When my super-talented colleague Mary Chastain wrote about the new tone of state Republican party ads, she posted that Hillary Clinton was the most probable winner.

She would be right if the reports we were getting weren’t being offered through a haze of “Gaslight,” a point that conservative talk show host Tammy Bruce has been making often in recent days is that the elite media is manipulating the reports to distort reality to create a very specific outcome (e.g., 3 media organizations have given their employees orders to destroy Trump).

…SUNY Professor Helmut Norpoth, who has accurately predicted election outcomes for the last 5 election based on behavior models, says that Trump has a 87-99% chance of winning. He asserts the polls are bunk.

Based on the available data, I am inclined to agree. The polls are nothing more that the fuel for the gaslight fires.

Additionally, we will discussing Trump’s transition process and appointees! We invite you to join us for another historic show.

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:


  1. Hillary’s medical episode and its consequences. We will take a look at the incident, the initial lies surrounding the event, and what the real state of Hillary’s health may be.
  2. We will have an update on the War Against Zika.
  3. California’s crazy legislation targeting flatulent cows.
  4. The growing #BoycottNFL movement and its potential impact on a San Diego ballot measure covering the building of a new stadium!

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:

  1. CONSERVATIVE: For Californians who continue to remain optimistic that our fellow citizens will someday vote in support of smaller government and fiscal restraint.
  2. STRATEGIC: For those of us who simply want the results that set us up for General Election success, given the current conditions in the state.

A big thanks to W.C. Varones for the two-option idea!

So, with this concept in mind, here are some of our recommendations:



  • CONSERVATIVE: Dawn strongly recommends Tom Del Beccaro for US Senate.
  • STRATEGIC:  Given that there is a snowball’s chance in hell California will place a Republican in the “Boxer Seat”, let’s give Bay Area politico Kamala Harris a real run for her money in November and pull the lever for Loretta Sanchez.  Harris has been busy with Washington DC insider glitterati to organize an attack on our First Amendment rights.  Sanchez is a Southern California woman who worked her way up through grassroots efforts and may pay more attention to her constituents in this region…as opposed to the Bay Area representatives who don’t even bother.

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.

  • CONSERVATIVE: Dawn says “hell no”, as the measure is poorly worded and may allow the legislature to run amok.
  • STRATEGIC:  The LA Times says “hell no”, which compels me to give this a big thumbs-up.


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.