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  • (Vanity) Dr. Walter E. Williams "Suffer No Fools" on PBS

    10/23/2014 9:31:04 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 43 replies
    23 October, 2014
    Hate to shill for anything PBS, but apparently a group of libertarian organizations put together this special on the life, times, and thinking of Dr. Walter E, Williams which is making the rounds on PBS and I actually caught tonight in prime time on the Philly outlet. Following Williams from his youth in Philadelphia through his time in the army in the late fifties, the program details his introduction to racial discrimination in the military. He was appalled when he discovered that blacks in the army were given only menial assignments; when his lieutenant ordered him to paint a truck...
  • Paterno Legacy [review of Jay's book]

    08/06/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by FlJoePa · 212 replies ^ | 8-6-14 | Stan Hochman
    IN HINDSIGHT, Joe Paterno wrote, the day after he got fired with a phone call, he wished he had done more. He had not committed a crime, he had not witnessed a crime, he had reported what sounded like a crime to his superiors. The haters jumped all over that sentence, like it was some kind of a confession that the legendary Penn State football coach had somehow enabled Jerry Sandusky to sexually abuse those kids, while he looked the other way. The haters spent a lot less time debating the note he scribbled on a pad before going to...
  • Francis Scott Key (born 235 years ago, today)

    08/01/2014 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 26, 2007 | RockbridgeAcademy
    A short documentary from Rockbridge Academy on the author of America's "Star Spangled Banner". Produced by ADG Creative. Francis Scott KEY American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner" Born: on August 01, 1779 in Carroll County, Maryland, USA Died: on January 11, 1843 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA Francis Scott Key was born to Ann Phoebe Penn Dagworthy (Charlton) and Captain John Ross Key at the family plantation Terra Rubra in what was Frederick County and is now Carroll County, Maryland. His father John Ross Key was...
  • Lynne Cheney: Madison's profound impact

    05/08/2014 6:03:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/14 | Gloria Borger, Kevin Bohn and Brian Rokus
    Lynne Cheney has spent decades studying and admiring the nation's fourth president, James Madison. Her new book, "James Madison: A Life Reconsidered" is a labor of political admiration that began five years ago and culminated in a historical journey in which Madison, the father of the Constitution, also becomes a prophet of productive conservatism. ....She considers Madison the prophet of small government. He pushed for a strong central government early in his political career when he served in the early House of Representatives, but he started having some doubts. "Madison began to worry about too strong a government," Cheney told...
  • Sacha Baron Cohen's Freddie Mercury Departure Explained

    10/04/2013 3:14:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies ^ | 9/26/13
    Queen drummer Roger Taylor says they didn't want the movie to be "a joke." Earlier this summer, Sacha Baron Cohen left GK Film's untitled Freddie Mercury biopic over "creative differences." Now it has come to light exactly what those differences were. As it turns out, Baron Cohen actually dropped the Mercury project because the late singer's Queen bandmates didn't want the Borat star for the film.
  • Killing Jesus

    09/28/2013 7:58:06 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 75 replies
    Challies Dot Com ^ | September 25, 2013 | Tim Challies
    This book is going to be big, a near-lock for the bestseller lists. First Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard teamed up to write a book about Killing Lincoln and it sold more than a million copies. They followed it up with Killing Kennedy and it sold briskly as well. And now they turn their attention to their greatest subject: Jesus of Nazareth. Killing Jesus: A History is a short biography of Jesus, focusing on the events leading to his death. From the outset, the authors make it clear that though they are Roman Catholics, they are not writing a religious...
  • Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair

    08/05/2013 4:14:11 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 100 replies
    Dialy Mail ^ | August 4,2013 | Helen Pow
    Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy at the White House and confessed she was having an affair with her husband, to which the First Lady responded 'that's great... I'll move out and you'll have all the problems,' according to an explosive new book. In 'These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie,' author Christopher Andersen claims Jackie 'knew everything' about Jack's cheating and turned a blind eye, but his relationship with Marilyn 'seemed to bother her the most.' And she was right to fear the bombshell actress, because Marilyn's sights were firmly set on becoming the President's second...
  • Coming soon: REAGAN: The Movie [not the Jane Fonda movie]

    08/03/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies ^ | Mark Joseph, Producer
    REAGAN takes viewers on a journey through the life of one of the most consequential men in American history, Ronald Wilson Reagan. From his hometown of Dixon, Illinois, to Hollywood where he became an actor and President of the Screen Actors Guild, to Sacramento and on to Washington DC where he led a revolution for the things he believed in, REAGAN follows the life of an ordinary man with extraordinary vision who accomplished extraordinary things. When asked in a recent poll to rate American Presidents, 18% of Americans chose Ronald Wilson Reagan as the best President the nation has ever...
  • Other side of Darwin's life not often documented (wife 'saved his life')

    06/03/2009 8:42:23 PM PDT · by gobucks · 185 replies · 1,833+ views
    San Angelo Standard Times ^ | May 30, 2009 | Fazlur Rahman
    Charles Darwin’s discovery of evolution is common knowledge but Darwin the person is barely known. Even on his 200th birth anniversary this year — he was born in England on Feb. 12, 1809 — much has been said about his works but little about his inner life of contrasts. Darwin loved the natural world from childhood. He roamed the wilderness to study insects while neglecting Greek and Latin, the essential subjects. He said of his schooling, “I was considered by all my masters and by my Father as a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard in intellect.” Sent...
  • A Woman in Full: Thatcher Gets Her Due in New Biography

    07/23/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | July 23, 2013 | Michael Barone
    The first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher, covering her life up to Britain's victory in the Falklands, is out. It takes its place among the finest political biographies of all time. Thatcher gave Moore full access to her papers and to all her friends and relatives, on condition that she never see the book. It was a wise precaution. Moore is a conservative, more traditionalist than Mrs. Thatcher (as he always calls her) and broadly sympathetic to her causes. But he was able to get frank responses from relatives, friends, and colleagues that might never have...
  • Obama, FDR and Zionism

    04/07/2013 5:27:14 AM PDT · by fso301 · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/18/2013 | Rafael Medoff
    Today it is more clear than ever why Niles doubted FDR genuinely supported Zionism. President Barack Obama has spoken of his deep admiration for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his desire to emulate FDR’s leadership style. But in the wake of the discovery of new documents detailing FDR’s behind-the-scenes coldness regarding the creation of a Jewish state, many Israelis will be hoping that sentiment does not extend to Roosevelt’s views on Zionism.
  • ‘FDR and the Jews,’ by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman

    04/05/2013 6:46:56 PM PDT · by iowamark · 47 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 5, 2013 | DAVID OSHINSKY
    Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed the overwhelming support of American Jews during his presidency, and the reasons are clear. In his three-plus terms from 1933 to 1945, he led the war against Hitler, supported a Jewish homeland in Palestine... Starting in the 1960s, a flood of books appeared with self-evident titles like “No Haven for the Oppressed” and “While Six Million Died.” But the most influential account by far was David S. Wyman’s “Abandonment of the Jews,” published in 1984. Wyman considered numerous parties responsible for America’s tepid response to the Holocaust, including a badly divided Jewish community, a nest of virulent...
  • The great moral failure of FDR

    03/12/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 55 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, March 11, 2013 | Richard Cohen
    On April 12, 1945, my grandfather approached me as I played outside and asked where my mother was. He looked stricken, and so I quickly followed him inside and heard him say words that made my mother burst into tears: President Roosevelt had died. My mother’s grief and panic were so palpable — her brother was fighting in the Pacific, her brother-in-law was fighting in Europe — that it scared me. In our house, FDR was not merely the President. He was a god. He is a god no more. His New Deal is no longer solely credited with ending...
  • Author: FDR failed to save more Jews during Holocaust; ‘vision of what America should look like’

    04/05/2013 8:23:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:01 AM 04/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    Historian Rafael Medoff says Franklin Delano Roosevelt failed to take relatively simple measures that would have saved significant numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, because his vision for America only encompassed having a small number of Jews. “In his private, unguarded moments, FDR repeatedly made unfriendly remarks about Jews, especially his belief that Jews were overrepresented in many professions and exercised too much influence and control on society,” Medoff told The Daily Caller in an email about his new book, “FDR and the Holocaust: A Breach of Faith.” “This prejudice helped shape his overall vision of what America should look...
  • Book: Whitey’s rage at black prez led to his capture (Howie Carr)

    02/11/2013 6:38:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 25 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2/11/13 | Howie Carr
    Can Whitey Bulger blame his own raging case of Obama Derangement Syndrome rather than a tabby cat for his 2011 capture? That’s the suggestion in a bombshell new biography, “Whitey: The Life of America’s Most Notorious Mob Boss,” by veteran Boston reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill. When Whitey and moll Catherine Greig had been living in Santa Monica, Calif., as “Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Gasko,” Greig became close to Icelandic model Anna Bjornsdottir, bonding over the care of a stray cat. Whitey often joined them outside their apartment building. But, Lehr and O’Neill write, Bjornsdottir and Whitey never spoke...
  • CIA director David Petraeus quits over affair with biographer

    11/09/2012 3:12:43 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 206 replies ^ | Nov 10, 2012 | ap
    David Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, according to a new report.
  • Maraniss Gets Testy as New Obama Bio Tanks

    07/30/2012 12:08:05 AM PDT · by Kukai · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 30, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Barack Obama: The Story, is getting testy. And it is not hard to understand why. The Washington Post diva spent the last four years on his career book, released it in the heart of a heated re-election season, got the kind of exposure a Kardashian would envy, and now finds the book heading for the remainder racks weeks after its release. Oy vey! As of this writing, the book ranks 1,696 on Amazon's bestseller list. By contrast, Edward Klein's unfriendly Obama tome, The Amateur, has outsold just every book this summer not centered on...
  • Obama, Story-Teller

    06/27/2012 6:30:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    A sign of an undisciplined mind is serial lapses into self-contradiction, or blurting out a thought only to refute it entirely on a later occasion. For a president to do that is to erode public confidence and eventually render all his public statements irrelevant. That is now unfortunately the case with Barack Obama, who has established a muddled record of confused and contradictory declarations. Last week, the president invoked executive privilege to prevent the release of administration documents related to the Fast and Furious operation. All presidents on occasion use that tactic, but rarely after they have put themselves on...
  • New Book Raises Questions About Obama’s Memoir

    06/22/2012 2:37:29 AM PDT · by paudio · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | June 19, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    “I will never forget my own mother, as she fought cancer in her final months, having to worry about whether her insurance would refuse to pay for her treatment,” Mr. Obama said in 2009, as he campaigned for passage of his health care program. Ms. Scott’s research suggested that Mr. Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was covered by health insurance at the time, and was instead denied disability coverage that would have helped to pay expenses that were not covered by insurance.
  • David Maraniss in Crisis Over Book Fallout

    06/20/2012 4:06:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's see. David Maraniss. David Maraniss has this book on Obama, and he's upset. Maraniss is not happy over how the right wing is using his book. What Maraniss is doing -- and I don't think he realizes it because he's angry at what's happening. He's angry at the reaction to his book. What he's doing is pointing out all the things in Obama's autobiographies which are not true. He talked about Obama's great basketball talents in high school yesterday that Obama wrote about in his book. It turns out he wasn't a special player. Maraniss is...
  • Maraniss Comes Clean on Obama's Seattle Hegira

    06/20/2012 1:26:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-20-12 | Jack Cashill
    Yes, finally, an Obama biographer admits what the right side of the blogosphere has known for the last four years, that there was no Obama family, that the president's mother and presumed father never lived together, and that mother and baby "were long gone from Honolulu" within a month of the baby's birth. Unfortunately, no one bothered to check the record while Obama was basing his persona and his candidacy on the myth of this multicultural romance. This includes Maraniss himself. In a botched 10,000-word Washington Post article published on the eve of the 2008 election, he chose to overlook...
  • Rielle Hunter Calls Elizabeth Edwards 'Witch on Wheels' in New Memoir

    06/18/2012 6:32:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 18, 2012
    Rielle Hunter, in a gossipy new memoir, calls the cancer-stricken wife of her lover, former presidential candidate John Edwards, a "witch on wheels" and claims that while they were furtively seeing each other he lied about having three other mistresses at the same time, according to a new report. Hunter, who has a four-year-old daughter with Edwards, says she wrote the book, "What Really Happened," to give young Frances Quinn "one entirely truthful public account of how she came into the world. After all, this is her story too." ABC News reported Monday that it had obtained a copy of...
  • The Morphing Obama Biography and the Skeptics (a biography that can adapt itself)

    06/05/2012 5:58:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/05/2012 | Cindy Simpson
    An odd taboo has been created on noticing that the president of the United States has a biography that can adapt itself to the needs of the moment.  Go too far in raising an alarm, and be labeled "birther" and shunned in polite society. The credit for creating the "birther" label was claimed in 2008 by columnist David Weigel: I think I originally coined the term "Birthers" to describe the people who think the state of Hawaii and its time travel machine are concealing the truth about Obama's birth on the roof of a mosque in Kenya. It's not just...
  • Will 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/27/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 37 replies
    The Patriot Update ^ | May 26, 2012 | Staff: Patriot Update
    If you have a young boy, you’ve probably watched Disney’s Cars 2 about a thousand times. For those who don’t know, at the movie’s end (an obligatory spoiler warning here), Sir Miles Axlerod is exposed as a fraud when he’s forced to open his hood by Mater, the hayseed hick. Hold that thought. Three possibilities follow the bombshell discovery that Barack Obama was promoted in 1991 through 2007 by his professional agency as an author “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.” (1) Obama untruthfully presented himself as Kenya-born. (2) Obama untruthfully presents himself as Hawaii-born. (3) Obama...
  • New Biography of CBS Newsman Walter Cronkite Dents His Halo

    05/21/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Obadiah · 48 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/21/12 | Howard Kurtz
    In the early 1970s, the most trusted man in America did a very untrustworthy thing. Unbeknownst to the millions who tuned in religiously to the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite cut a deal with Pan Am to fly his family to vacation spots around the world. Together with a handful of friends, they roamed from the South Pacific to Haiti, with Cronkite snorkeling, swimming, and drinking, thanks to a friend at the airline. According to Douglas Brinkley’s sweeping and masterful biography Cronkite, the news division president, Dick Salant, was upset at what he deemed a blatant conflict of interest, but...
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/15/2012 12:29:55 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/14/2012 | Ed Lasky
    Edward Klein's new book on Barack Obama, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, is a withering portrayal of a radical adrift, in over his head, drowning in his own incompetency -- while being weighed down by a small circle of "advisers" who are compounding the problem of the Amateur in the White House. Klein's book begins with a talisman-like quote uttered by Barack Obama when his recently appointed Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner tried to boost Obama's ego by telling him, "Your legacy is going to be preventing the second Great Depression." To which Barack Obama responded, "That's not...
  • The Dog In the Manger In the Night-Time

    04/26/2012 3:00:35 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ^ | 4-25-12 | Michael Walsh
    From the Sherlock Holmes story, Silver Blaze: Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”[ My mention yesterday of Obama’s former literary agent, Jane Dystel, got me thinking about the fishy circumstances under which Dreams From My Father came to see publication, and Ms. Dystel’s strange silence on the subject — even though she apparently was euchred out of a significant payday by her client. You may recall...
  • Bonhoeffer and Wilberforce biographer Eric Metaxas: National Prayer Breakfast: YOU MUST LISTEN!!!

    02/03/2012 1:43:58 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 17 replies
    C-Span ^ | 2-2-12 | C-Span
    OH MY WORD!!!! Fellow Freepers you MUST listen to this!!!! God was NOT mocked yesterday!!!! He was alive and well and used His servant, Eric Metaxas, yesterday to speak straight to the President. It starts at about 35min, BUT the GREAT moment takes place at the 45min mark. BEFORE the Preisdent speaks, God through Metaxas, says that people, even Satan use the scripture to do the OPPOSITE of what God does. I was BLOWN away!!!! Eric did not know that Obama would misuse the scripture in just a few short minutes but GOD DID!!!! THEN the most amazing thing happens...
  • Book review: 'The Garner Files'

    11/01/2011 11:48:24 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 1 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11/1/11 | Mary McNamara
    Many actors have breathed life into a memorable or even iconic role but only a few are capable of reconstructing an archetype. In "Maverick" and then again "The Rockford Files," James Garner stepped into two of TV's most calcified genres — the western and the detective series — and set a new standard that others have been chasing down since...
  • 12 Awesome Things You Never Knew About Herman Cain

    10/15/2011 8:23:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 10/15/2011 | Grace Wyler
    After months of languishing on the sidelines of the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain has skyrocketed to the top of the national polls and now looks like he might actually be a real contender for the Republican nomination in 2012. Until Cain and his "9-9-9" tax plan dominated Tuesday's presidential debate and vaulted into the national spotlight, few outside of the Tea Party know much about Cain, other than that he is black and likes pizza. That is largely because, until this week, Cain's presidential campaign was virtually non-existent. Eschewing the fundraisers and early voting state visits typical of most...
  • ON TCM: Ronald Reagan in "The Winning Team"

    09/24/2011 1:40:40 PM PDT · by opineapple · 6 replies
    on TCM, Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 AM (ET) Starring Ronald Reagan, Doris Day. 1952 Grover Cleveland Alexander becomes one of baseball's greatest pitchers, with his wife's support.
  • Introducing Herman Cain

    05/12/2011 6:20:01 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 5/12/11 | Robert Costa
    ‘How many of you think Herman Cain won the debate?” Twenty hands shot up. “Well, we can stop right there,” said Frank Luntz, a fast-talking political consultant, as he paced before a Fox News focus group on May 5. “This is unprecedented.” Luntz pointed to the top row, looking for answers. One by one, South Carolina Republicans in trucker caps and business suits raved about Cain. After watching the 65-year-old spar with fellow GOP presidential contenders, many were itching to join his ranks. “He’s a breath of fresh air,” explained one gentleman. “He is the godfather of business sense, and...
  • The Malcolm X you don't know: Manning Marable's new book is stirring up old controversies

    04/18/2011 1:48:20 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 49 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Monday, April 18th 2011 | Stanley Crouch
    Ronald Reagan and the so-called Reagan Revolution have come under the critical hammer of scholars for some time now. But the black nationalist Malcolm X - now called a civil rights leader, though he never was one - is finally beginning to achieve such position under the scholarly microscope. The reason that this is only happening nearly 50 years after his assassination is simple: Those bullying and ruthlessly maudlin ideologues who for so long preferred posturing to thought began to die off and the people victimized by them and other kinds of hustlers for decades are now beginning to grow...
  • Malcolm X scholar Manning Marable dies at 60

    04/02/2011 1:22:41 AM PDT · by LucyT · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Apr 2, 12:45 am ET | By Cristian Salazar,
    NEW YORK – Manning Marable, an influential historian whose forthcoming Malcolm X biography could revise perceptions of the slain civil rights leader, died Friday, just days before the book described as his life's work was to be released. [snip] Two decades in the making, the nearly 600-page biography is described as a re-evaluation of Malcolm X's life, bringing fresh insight to subjects..." ... The book is based on exhaustive research, including thousands of pages of FBI files and records from the Central Intelligence Agency and State Department.
  • Bush bio outsells Clinton's (People are hungry for the unvarnished truth)

    12/26/2010 8:06:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2010 | Ralph Alter
    President George W. Bush's recently released memoir,"Decision Points" "...has sold an astonishing two million copies since it was released in early November-and it's not even in paperback yet....published in both hardcover and e-book form, (the book) is flying off the shelves, the Crown Publishing Group says. By contrast, former president Bill Clinton;s memoir, "My Life," has logged sales of 2.2 million copies since it was first published in 2004." President Bush remains nearly universally vilified by the nattering nabobs of our liberal media intelligentsia: what could explain the public snapping up more copies of W's memoirs in a month than...
  • Sarah Palin: An American Story

    11/23/2010 6:23:13 PM PST · by redhead · 2 replies
    Whitman Publishing ^ | November 21, 2010 | Dave Lifton
    Folks, here's the latest news on the beautiful new book about Sarah Palin. It is a full-color slipcased "coffeetable book" that would make a beautiful gift for any Palin fan on your Christmas wish-list. I just got my copy today, and it is much more beautiful than I expected. I think I mentioned it once before, but now that it has arrived, I'm even more impressed.
  • New Obama Bio Goes Comically Awry (Paints him as a true intellectual, the "Philosopher-President")

    10/29/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/29/2010 | Jack Cashill
    Said William Buckley for the ages, "I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University." In his forthcoming biography, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hopes, and the American Political Tradition, Harvard historian James T. Kloppenberg shows the timelessness of Buckley's wisdom. Although the Kloppenberg book is not yet on the shelves, he gives enough away in a recent New York Times article for me to dismiss it for the blathering nonsense it promises to be. In New York last week to lecture on...
  • Great news from Hollywood

    09/09/2010 1:28:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 9, 2010 | Thomas Lifson
    At last, a degree of sanity has come to Hollywood. A film biography of Ronald Reagan based on the work of AT contributor, and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College, Paul Kengor, is set to go into production, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The story of Ronald Reagan's life -- from boyhood to Hollywood actor to leader of the free world -- is about to spill out on the big screen in a way quite different from the miniseries that caused such a stir seven years ago. The feature film, titled "Reagan" and...
  • Cheating Bozo the Clown was BS artist (Bozo the Cheating Clown)

    08/23/2010 9:26:34 PM PDT · by tlb · 66 replies · 1+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 23, 2010 | Page 6
    his ex-wife, Sandra Harmon, an author on relationship counseling, says he made her life hell. Harmon penned his recently released memoir, "The Man Behind the Nose: Larry Bozo Harmon,". But Sandra's own upcoming memoir, "Sleeping with Bozo and Other Clowns," will depict him as a pathological liar and cheater. "He lied about everything," Sandra told us. "If he ate two steaks, he said, 'I ate seven.' " Sandra was Larry's second of four wives and his mistress during his first marriage. Larry was sex crazed, she says. "He would want to have sex every night and twice on the weekend,"...
  • Willie Mays The Life, The Legend (For you baseball fans)(Good Read )

    08/21/2010 7:43:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    2010 | James S Hirsch
    Authorized by Willie Mays and written by a New York Times bestselling author, this is the definitive biography of one of baseball's immortals. Considered to be "as monumental ...
  • Who Plays Pelosi in a Movie About Her Life?

    08/02/2010 7:19:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 71 replies · 38+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-2-2010 | Jared H. McAndersen
    This was inspired by a satire headline I wrote back on October 21, 2009: PELOSI MOBBED AT DISNEYLAND BY CHILDREN BEGGING FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND ASKING HER WHY SHE HATES DALMATIANS Actually making it Cruella was just way too easy a story to write, I felt like I needed to work for it a bit... If its tough to read you can click the image to see a larger version. The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Obama’s College Transcripts

    08/02/2010 11:46:37 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 68 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | 08/02/2010 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Count me among those who’d really like to get a good long look at Barack Obama’s college transcripts — not because I think they would provide evidence for any of the crazy conspiracy talk that infests the fringes of our political discourse, but simply because I want to know what the man studied and what his grades were. For instance, I’d like to know whether he took any economics and how he did in those classes. I’m also curious about what his literary studies were: especially, I’d like to know whether the man who wrote two self-important memoirs before he’d...
  • New Palin biography aimed at 9- to 12-year-olds ("mama grizzly" book coming soon.)

    07/09/2010 7:25:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/9 | Becky Bohrer - ap
    JUNEAU, Alaska – You might call it Sarah Palin's introduction to the cubs. A biography of the former Alaska governor and self-described "mama grizzly" is set for release in September by Christian book publisher Zondervan. "Speaking Up: The Sarah Palin Story," is one in a series of biographies aimed at 9- to 12-year-old readers. Others feature 2007 Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and U2 frontman Bono. Kathleen Kerr, an acquisitions editor for Zondervan's Zonderkidz division, said the subjects are prominent figures who children hear about in the news and role models for tweens who are "working for the betterment of...
  • The Life of Buckley

    06/21/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 21, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    The Life of Buckley Bethany Stotts, June 21, 2010 At Accuracy in Academia’s June 14 Author’s night, Heritage Foundation scholar Lee Edwards described the late William F. Buckley Jr. as the St. Paul of the conservative movement. The founder of National Review, Buckley Jr. was a devout Catholic. Buckley “could almost be called in some sense the patron saint of the tea party movement,” which supports limited government, is anti-establishment, and “love[s] to stick a finger in the eye of the Republican party, and the Democratic party…and all organized parties,” argued Edwards, author of William F. Buckley, Jr.: The Maker...
  • What Would Buckley Do?

    06/09/2010 9:58:59 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 22+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 9, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    What Would Buckley Do? Malcolm A. Kline, June 9, 2010 Two years after his death, William F. Buckley, Jr., the ultimate conservative man of letters, still has a lot to teach the young and the rightward. In turn, there is no better person to pass on these lessons than the man who has become the preeminent historian of the conservative movement—Lee Edwards. Edwards, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, relays the insights that can be gleaned from the National Review founder’s life and work in his invaluable new book, William F. Buckley, Jr.: The Maker Of A Movement. For...
  • Palin Biographer Didn’t Move Next Door To Spy On Her?

    06/01/2010 12:33:19 PM PDT · by csd · 6 replies · 349+ views
    Liberty and Pride ^ | June 1, 2010 | Conservative American
    Author Joe McGinniss, the man who just happened to rent the house next door to Sarah Palin while he is writing a biography about Palin, Said Tuesday on the Today Show that he did not move next door to Palin to spy on her. McGinniss said that he needed to be in Wasilla Alaska to do research, and the house next door to Palin just happened to be renting for a good price: "WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - A writer working on a book about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says he moved to her hometown to talk to her longtime...
  • Will Robert Downey Jr. Play Her in the Movie?: Sonia Sotomayor Gets the Comic Book Treatment

    05/05/2010 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 274+ views
    New York Lawyer ^ | May 5, 2010 | By Marcia Coyle
    WASHINGTON - US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor has attained true stardom. This month, she joins House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Al Gore and conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh in having her own comic book. Describing the four as "some of the most fascinating and polarizing figures on the national political stage," Bluewater biography comics is publishing separate comic books on each that will be in comic book stores tomorrow. "These four individuals represent some of the most influential and historic figures of the 21st century," said Bluewater president Darren Davis in a statement. "Each has a...
  • Barack Obama's Missing Girlfriends

    04/17/2010 11:20:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 351 replies · 9,268+ views
    american thinker ^ | 4/18/10 | Jack Cashill
    The blogosphere abhors a vacuum. So when the mainstream media (MSM) leave holes in a given narrative -- in this case, the biography of the president -- bloggers individually, incrementally, and indefatigably strive to fill in the blanks -- sometimes successfully, sometimes less so. In his comprehensive, 600-plus-page biography of Barack Obama titled The Bridge, New Yorker editor David Remnick lays down the baseline of what the mainstream media know about the president -- or at least what they want us to know.
  • Lesbian flings, prostitution & abuse lies: Oprah's 'hidden' life (Kelly Poison Pen Tell All)

    04/13/2010 1:11:21 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 76 replies · 3,473+ views
    Oprah Winfrey -- who built a billion-dollar empire persuading everyone from celebs to average Joes to reveal the truth about themselves -- is a big phony when it comes to her own past, an explosive new book charges. Winfrey's relationship with longtime "love" Stedman Graham, her reputed dirt-poor upbringing in rural Mississippi, her rumored lesbian crushes on women such as Diane Sawyer -- all are stories she has manipulated for decades in the name of sensational ratings, according to writer Kitty Kelley's latest unauthorized biography "Oprah." The much-anticipated book details how: * Winfrey concocted stories about sexual abuse she suffered...
  • The Blackballing of Kitty Kelley's Oprah Bio

    04/09/2010 12:59:26 PM PDT · by Touch Not the Cat · 30 replies · 1,436+ views
    wowowow ^ | | Margo Howard
    Kelley is generally thought of as an "Uh-oh" writer. That is, when she announces she is writing a book about X, the response is "Uh-oh," usually on the part of the subject. For the rest of us, the "Uh-oh" signifies: "This is gonna be good. It may be down and dirty, but it will be true, and it will be good." If there is hidden history to be gotten, Kelley will get it. Some people belittle her work as muckraking that is perhaps fanciful, if not far-fetched, but that is because they can’t believe that there are facts about a...