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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • The birth of Jesus Christ as found in Luke 2:1-20

    12/25/2011 10:10:54 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/25/2011 | Luke
    In this time of worry about the future of our nation let us pause to remember the gift God gave us on the first Christmas morning. Here is the story of Christ’s birth as told to us by St. Luke @2: 1-20) 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to...
  • Roy Cohn Hit With Obscenity Charge In 1957

    12/19/2011 11:22:19 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 12/18/11 | Friends of Ours
    Does anyone know about notorious laywer Roy Cohn getting hit with an obscenity charge in 1957 in New Jersey? The only reference I can find to it is here with reference to an FBI document: Cohn was a personal friend of Hoover during the 1950s and 1960s, and the two shared extensive correspondence directed to each other on a first-name basis including a September 1957 exchange on an article published by the Director entitled "Let's Wipe Out the Schoolyard Sex Racket." Ironically, only months earlier an apparent obscenity indictment against Cohn had been dismissed according to an FBI memo dated...
  • James Delingpole: Great Britain, the Green Movement, and the End of the World

    12/19/2011 9:17:01 AM PST · by Stalwart · 4 replies
    Hoover Institute via YouTube ^ | 12/8/11 | James Delingpole
    Interview with James Delingpole, from the Uncommon Knowledge series at the Hoover Institute. 48 minutes. Variety of topics covered include the Euro, Climategate, the UK riots, etc.
  • A canticle for Kathleen Sullivan - from "Christmas at the speed of life"

    12/18/2011 10:22:44 AM PST · by Greg Swann · 2 replies ^ | 12/12/2011 | William F.X. O'Connell
      A canticle for Kathleen Sullivan  I got to the hospital after visiting hours, but the nurse led me to the room anyway. "There hasn't been anyone," she confided. I pursed my lips in grim acknowledgment. "That's why I'm here." Inside the room the patient looked like purple death. It was a critical-care room, bright and white and cheerfully clinical. The bed was surrounded by apparatus, with lines and leads and probes and IV tubes running to him. The only unbruised part of him that I could see were his eyes, and his eyes were more deeply wounded than anything. I'll...
  • AIA Remembers Christopher Hitchens

    12/16/2011 9:28:58 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 9 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 2, 2004 | Sean Grindlay
    A noted left-wing author who teaches at a bastion of so-called progressive education recently delivered a surprising defense of Western civilization—and an attack on prevailing academic attitudes towards it. Unfortunately, Christopher Hitchens said, confidence in the superiority of the West has been eroded in recent decades. Hitchens teaches at the New School in New York City. Hitchens criticized those Americans (on both the Left and the Right) who responded to the September 11 attacks by asking what America had done to deserve them—a question belonging to a mindset he called “moral suicide.” Such relativism, Hitchens said, is the result of...
  • How to slay dragons

    12/15/2011 3:08:30 PM PST · by Greg Swann · 2 replies ^ | 12/12/2011 | William F.X. O'Connell
      How to slay dragons  And now I am a man-killer. We live with the consequences of our choices, and we cannot fail to live with all the consequences of all our choices. Sic semper nobis, sic etiam mihi. Thus always to us, thus even to me. Your money? Or your life? Your mind – the means of your life? Or your life – the end of your mind's devising? Lie or die? Can any such choice be made? And if it can't – what then? What if you choose neither? What then? I got mugged, that's what happened. Or almost...
  • The Everyman Elite

    12/15/2011 7:29:44 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 9, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The authors who are read most widely are those who are no longer around. Former Accuracy in Academia executive director Dan Flynn pays homage to a quartet of them in his latest book, Blue Collar Intellectuals. America may never again see the likes of Will and Ariel Durant, Mortimer Adler, Milton Friedman and Eric Hoffer. For one thing, all ascended to intellectual heights from modest means, if not actual penury. Moreover, although their political viewpoints spanned the ideological spectrum, all shared a love of country, namely the one in which they lived and worked. For example, Will and Ariel Durant,...
  • The King James Bible: 1611 - 2011

    12/11/2011 2:17:18 PM PST · by NEWwoman · 33 replies ^ | December 10, 2011 | smithsk
    This year, 2011, has marked the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. Check out this article: Happy 400th Birthday To The King James Bible -- The Most Influential Book In The English Language The headline of this article is no hyperbola. From a literature standpoint - this translation is one of the greatest piece of literature in the English language. (reference: Why the King James Bible Endures) From a scholarly standpoint - the bar was set very high in making this translation. (reference: An enduring legacy) From a cultural standpoint - no other book has influenced so much of...
  • The Difference Between Mitt And Newt

    12/01/2011 11:08:23 AM PST · by jenk · 65 replies ^ | 12/1/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    Who would believe that Newt Gingrich holds support amongst Conservatives? His written and orally described stances on issues Conservatives know to be fraudulent would put him in the same boat as Romney. We've all heard the problems with him as a Conservative, his couch talk with Pelosi on Global Warming for the Al Gore website, his affirmative push for mandates in health care, his failures as Speaker, his pro-Fairness Doctrine bill, his immigration stance, and so much more. He is apparently effectively deflecting Conservative criticism better than Romney. Why is that? Though Gingrich has so many negatives, and actually, more...
  • Cut or Tax? Are You an Adult or a Child?

    11/28/2011 7:10:00 AM PST · by decimon · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2011 | Andrew Klavan
    If, like the hero of Rafael Sabatini’s wonderful adventure novel Scaramouche, you were “born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad,” you no doubt guffawed as I did at the CBS News show 60 Minutes‘ reaction to the failure of the mis-named super-committee. Those twelve stout-hearted congressional heroes were assigned the task of cutting 1.2 trillion dollars out of a 44 trillion dollar deficit over the course of ten years — so minuscule a drop in so vast a bucket that it wouldn’t even have gone plink when it hit the bottom. And they...
  • Jewish Gangster: Jimmy Hoffa Is In The Concrete Of The Detroit Renaissance Centre Hotel

    11/23/2011 7:03:47 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/23/11 | Friends of Ours
    Apparently you can serve two masters. In Montreal, QB Canada Marvin Elkind was a small-time Jewish hood working for the Italian Mafia who later became a police informant, and the 77-year-old's double life is the subject of the new book The Weasel by Adrian Humphreys as reported by Rene Bruemmer for The Gazette. Elkind got his underworld start at the age of 18 as the driver for Jimmy Hoffa whom he chauffeured for four years, and he claims to know where the infamous Teamsters boss is buried as reported by Joe O'Connor for the National Post: "' have it on...
  • Book Review "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand

    11/22/2011 9:04:20 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 21 replies
    Pat Fish's Blog ^ | 11/22/11 | Pat Fish
    … this story of Louis Zemperini was a tale that grabs the reader by both the heart and the guts and keeps a clenched fist on both throughout the read.
  • Batman writer Frank Miller calls Occupy protesters a pack of thieves, louts and rapists

    11/20/2011 5:56:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    News Limited ^ | November 21, 2011 | Owen Vaughan
    WHAT would Batman make of the Occupy Wall Street protesters? Well, the man who brought him back to life in the critically acclaimed series The Dark Knight Returns thinks the anti-capitalist movement is "a pack of louts, thieves and rapists". In an open letter on his blog, comic book legend Frank Miller accuses the protesters of harming America with their "political garbage" and tells them to wake up to the country's real enemy - al-Qaeda. Miller, who is best known for his gritty Batman books, Sin City and 300, writes: 'Occupy' is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at...
  • Gabrielle Giffords book revives Sarah Palin criticism (Politico again!)

    11/15/2011 1:13:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 15, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    If there was a point of no return for Sarah Palin — when the former Alaska governor irreversibly undermined herself as a potential presidential canedidate — it may have come in the aftermath of the attack on Gabrielle Giffords, when Palin taped a video calling it a "blood libel" to criticize her for having targeted the Arizona congresswoman's district with a crosshairs symbol online. In their new book, Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, make it clear that they objected to Palin's imagery themselves, and that Giffords raised concerns about it at the time: "She was troubled that her district...
  • Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

    11/14/2011 9:00:04 AM PST · by MarkLevinFan · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Fan ^ | 11-14-2011 | MLF
    Introducing Mark Levin’s new book be released on January 17, 2012! Pre-order your copy today from major online booksellers!
  • Peter Schwiezer Book 'Throw Them All Out' exposes Warren Buffets participating in inside trading?

    11/13/2011 8:18:23 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 13 replies
    Sunday November 13, 2011
    Listening to an interview of Peter Schwiezer talking to Steve Bannon (Director of Palin's Undefeated movie)...There's a whole chapter in Peter's new book exposing Warren Buffet. Supposedly he is involved in insider trading. This chapter of Schweizer's book shows how his company got the sweetheart deal to invest in Goldman Sachs in the midst of the 2008 financial crisis. One member of Congress even bought Berkshire stock the day before the deal was even announced....It was a racket!
  • “Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis” By Jim Rickards

    11/13/2011 12:09:04 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 11 replies
    King World News ^ | November 11th, 2011 | Jim Rickards
    In this interview Rickards discusses his extraordinary new book Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis. He also lets King World News listeners know what to expect regarding gold manipulation, the ongoing currency wars and much more. The KWN audio interview with Jim Rickards is available now...
  • Weekend Vanity: Madison's Notes on the Federal Convention

    11/12/2011 9:23:43 AM PST · by dagogo redux · 15 replies
    My gradual approach to an understanding of our currently trashed Constitution has been an interesting self-educational journey over the past year or so, and has led me to James Madison's "Notes of the Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787" (with an introduction by Adrienne Koch). I am currently about a tenth of the way into it, and find it fascinating. The process of the convention and Madison's way of recording it is interesting enough in its own right, but to see the Founders' concerns being so clearly hashed out, and to understand how that fits with the final product...
  • Make the Bread, Buy the Butter

    11/07/2011 5:58:38 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 3 replies
    The Tipsy Baker ^ | October 1st, 2011 | Jennifer Reese
    ...This farm was strewn with rusted car parts, overturned boxes of trash, empty soda bottles, crushed cans and downed trees, and through this WALL-E wasteland wandered dozens of chickens, cats, dogs, and three bloated broad-breasted white turkeys. The bearded proprietor ambled through the debris and grabbed up a fat, hiccuping bird that he placed in a laundry bin in the back of our car. "You gonna ... ?" he made a throat slashing motion and grinned. I gave him cash. The turkey may well have ingested STP, Mountain Dew, and crystal meth, but I remain confident that she was never...
  • OWS Reveals the Paucity of Political Morality (Review of Frances Fox Piven book)

    11/06/2011 5:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Pacific Free Press ^ | November 6, 2011 | Tom Engelhardt
    The War Against the Poor: Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Financial Morality by Frances Fox Piven. Tom Dispatch: We’ve been at war for decades now -- not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising. You wouldn’t often have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightly TV news. Devastating as it’s been, the war against the poor has gone largely unnoticed -- until now. The Occupy Wall Street movement has already...