Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,509
Woo hoo!! And now less than $9.5k to go and only $700 to the yellow!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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...
  • Book burning in America: a tale of Nu Skin

    11/06/2011 1:20:41 PM PST · by JoeA · 19 replies ^ | 11/5/2011 | Joe Alfieri
    There are moments in a person’s life that shake you to your foundation, that cause you to rethink everything you think you know, moments that hit like a two by four upside your head. Just such moment arrived for me late on a Friday afternoon. A friend of mine, let’s call him Adam, since that’s his name, has self-published a book, Formerly Filthy Rich, My Scandalous Life with a Billionaire Cougar. . . . Now his book is at the very least R-rated, and it’s an account of his six year marriage to Nu Skin co-founder Sandie Tillotson. Nu Skin,...
  • The Question of Longing

    10/31/2011 7:39:01 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 31 replies
    self | 10/31/2011 | Revolting cat!
    I am putting together a photo album. One consisting of my own photographs taken by the DSLR camera I own. I've already created one album, paying ~ $42 for a book of 26 pages (13 sheets) of my color photographs. Expensive, but worth it. (The service, which I selected after thorough online investigation, was Adoramapix. I am not associated with them, and seeing the results I do recommend them, but if you know of a service that is less costly and as good, please do let us know.) The theme and title of my second photo album is to be...
  • Homeschooling for High School Boys Vanity

    10/29/2011 12:48:22 PM PDT · by STD · 38 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/11 | STD
    Dear Freepers, Do you an older teen with Homeschooling success, I'm in need of an affordable high school program for my 15 yo son. He's troubled and anxious at attending a predominately Black High School due to threats and fights.
  • Utah’s Honorable Politicians: Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Jason Chaffetz

    10/27/2011 11:54:09 AM PDT · by JoeA · 1 replies
    Word Press ^ | 10/26/2011 | Adam Baker
    I met Utah’s Governor Jon Huntsman and his wife Mary Kaye at an event in Las Vegas. My wife Sandie Tillotson had arranged for us to sit in the VIP section with them. Huntsman was a good friend of NuSkin, and helped open the lucrative Chinese market when he was a Trade Representative ... for the Bush Administration. MLM companies had tried to get into China for years, but NuSkin was the first, and Sandie said it was because of Hunstman. Of course it went both ways, and NuSkin was a good friend to Hunstman, and Sandie said she sent...
  • First look: Michelle Obama’s new cookbook ("American Grown")

    10/27/2011 10:09:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hindustan Times ^ | October 27, 2011
    Publishers for US First Lady Michelle Obama’s upcoming cookbook have released an early preview of the book’s cover art and revealed more details about its spring release. American Grown: How the White House Kitchen Garden Inspires Families, Schools, and Communities, published by Crown Publishers, is Obama’s first cookbook and will be issued in both print and digital editions. The print edition will include photos of the White House garden and Obama throughout the seasons, and include more details about how the First Lady was inspired by her daughters Sasha and Malia to change her family’s eating habits and plant an...
  • Occupy Wall Street: the book is coming soon (From publisher of "Going Rouge, anti-Palin book)

    10/26/2011 3:57:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 26, 2011 | Molly Driscoll
    The Occupy Wall Street history will be published by OR Books, a company that rose to fame after publishing "Going Rouge," a collection of negative essays about Sarah Palin that was released on the same day as her memoir, "Going Rogue."As offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to spring up around the country, the publishing company OR Books has announced that it will release a history of the movement titled “Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America.”OR Books said the book will be written by Writers for the 99%, a collection of writers...
  • Obama now accused of destroying U.S. economy ... on purpose!

    10/24/2011 7:10:37 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 44 replies
    WND ^ | 10/24/2011
    Ya think?? NEW YORK – A new book released today documents how President Obama and progressive Democrats are deliberately overloading the U.S. financial system, using socialist designs to remake the economy. "Red Army: The Radical Network that must be defeated to save America" by Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott unearths the radical origins of Obama's major economic legislation and policies, including the 2009 "stimulus" and health-care law. The book, with nearly 1,500 endnotes, documents how these radicals aim to remake the American financial system with massive government control. "Red Army" contains a number of other major scoops while exposing...
  • Occupy Harvard's Graduate School of Education

    10/24/2011 6:27:56 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 9 replies ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    In a recent Times column entitled “Occupy the Classroom,” Nicholas Kristof went to bat for the idea of “early childhood education.” He quotes the dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, as she forcefully states what we already know: there are significant performance gaps between rich and poor students; and those gaps widen in later years. Question is, what does our Education Establishment intend to do about these gaps? Nicholas Kristof is sure that we should do something. And that something, apparently, is to do more and more of what we are already doing but force it on younger and...
  • Free Preppers E-Books to Download

    10/21/2011 9:26:14 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A wide selection of Free preparedness books on a great number of subjects: Preparedness General. - All Hazard Preparedness Workbook - ARC - Emergency Preparedness Checklist - ARC - Family Disaster Plan - ARC - Preparing for Emergencies - ARC - Supply Kit - Becoming Self-Sufficient for 6 Months - Bug-out List - Civil Preparedness Guide (FEMA) - Diabetes Disaster Guidelines - Disaster Handbook - Disaster Supply Kit - Emergency Plan - Emergency Survival Preparation - Family Disaster Plan - Family Emergency Handbook - Family Emergency Plan Template - FEMA Are You Ready - FEMA Checklist - In Home Shelter...
  • Suicide of a Super Power

    10/19/2011 6:18:22 PM PDT · by Sick of Lefties · 18 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 10/19/11 | Noman
    Suicide of a Super Power Pat Buchanan has written about the demise of the European-American peoples beneath the trampling of northward trekking, Third World immigrants. "America is disintegrating. The centrifugal forces pulling us apart are growing inexorably. What unites us is dissolving. And this is true of Western Civilization....Meanwhile, the state is failing in its most fundamental duties. It is no longer able to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars." Noman doesn't disagree with the overall concern expressed in the assessment, though he's more hopeful than the author about America's righting its course, sooner rather than...
  • David Horowitz: Points in Time

    10/15/2011 1:26:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 15, 2011 | David Solway
    An overview of one man and his work. One of the more difficult problems a reviewer faces when dealing with a Horowitz book is how not to go on indefinitely, for each new release takes its place in a qualifying continuum compelling awareness of the whole. In other words, Horowitz has reached the point in time in his career when, as T.S. Eliot said about literature in general in his seminal essay “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” a new work involves “the presence of the past.” “The existing monuments,” Eliot writes, “form an ideal order…which is modified by the introduction...
  • FBI-Sponsored Backdoors

    10/13/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT · by FritzG · 13 replies
    Schneier on Security ^ | 07 Oct 2011 | Bruce Schneier
    From a review of Susan Landau's Surveillance or Security?: To catch up with the new technologies of malfeasance, FBI director Robert Mueller traveled to Silicon Valley last November to persuade technology companies to build "backdoors" into their products. If Mueller’s wish were granted, the FBI would gain undetected real-time access to suspects’ Skype calls, Facebook chats, and other online communications­and in "clear text," the industry lingo for unencrypted data. Backdoors, in other words, would make the Internet -- and especially its burgeoning social media sector -- "wiretappable." This is one of the cyber threats I talked about last week: insecurities...
  • PJM Exclusive: Excerpt From J. Christian Adams’ Injustice, Released Today

    10/04/2011 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 4, 2011
    Click here to order Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department. Look out for bombshells. Excerpt from Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department, by J. Christian Adams:———————————————-BEWARE THE RED FILESObama and his backers have engaged in a strange form of political projection, baselessly accusing the Bush Civil Rights Division of the exact kind of malfeasance and bias that have become hallmarks of the division under Obama’s presidency. This is evident time and again in the administration of Section 5, which during the Bush years was one of the chief areas critics claimed had...
  • Brewer book gets endorsement from Sarah Palin

    10/04/2011 12:55:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Verde Independent ^ | October 4, 2011 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Jan Brewer's self-described attack on the liberal media is done and her book will be on shelves in less than a month. But first, a word from Sarah Palin. Brewer told Capitol Media Services she confers regularly with the former Alaska governor. And she sent Palin an advance copy of her book, Scorpions for Breakfast, asking her for a foreword. Palin obliged. "It's not surprising,' Brewer said. She noted that Palin came to Arizona last summer to have a joint press conference to defend SB 1070. That measure, approved earlier last year by the Legislature, is designed to...
  • AFT American Educator magazine support for Islamic propaganda

    10/04/2011 12:52:29 PM PDT · by BCW · 4 replies
    Albert Shanker Institute ^ | 04 OCT 2011 | Albert Shanker Institute
    Today in the Mail - my wife - who's a public school teacher - gets the AFT American Educator magazine (Teacher Union publication) - on the back is an ad for a free publication called Muslim Voices on Democracy: A Reader -- by the Albert Shanker Institute ( - this is a free document...100 pgs in length... States that Muslims do live in democratic societies and have been working on building such nations outside of the Middle East for years - and that this publication destroys the stereotype of a Muslim Middle East incapable of pushing for democratic change...and that...
  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 2:04:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    (Full Title) FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Release Date:October 11, 2011 Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression....
  • Literary B-Sides: Five of the Most Under-Rated Books from Famous Authors

    10/01/2011 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    PJ Lifestyle ^ | October 1, 2011 | Hannah Sternberg
    “School ruined Catcher in the Rye for me.” We’ve all heard it. You can replace the title with any other seminal book that’s been assigned in high school or college. Did you think you’d like Jane Eyre more if you hadn’t been required to write a monograph on “Birds as semiotic systems of delineating boundaries by transgression and submission”? Or that you might have enjoyed A Passage to India if it hadn’t been your rude introduction to the five-paragraph essay? Maybe you would have got more out of Moby Dick if it weren’t for that smelly kid next to you...
  • Joel Pollak on Anthony Weiner, Breitbart, and Why Sarah Palin Could Be the First Jewish President

    10/01/2011 2:11:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | September 30, 2011 | Carol Felsenthal
    When I called Joel Pollak on Wednesday, he was back home in Skokie for the Jewish holidays—visiting from his new home in Santa Monica. He moved there to work as an in-house counsel and editor-in-chief for conservative firebrand Andrew Breitbart, famous most recently for bringing down Acorn and Rep. Anthony Weiner. The 34-year-old Pollak—a staunch advocate of Israel, the Tea Party, and a graduate of Harvard College and its Law School—didn’t come too close to beating 9th District Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in 2010 (he garnered 31 percent of the vote). But he seemed to spook the 67-year-old veteran, and he...
  • Fighting back: Sarah Palin in threat to sue over 'series of lies and rumours' in new book

    09/26/2011 9:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 1+ views
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 27, 2011 | Staff
    An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains 'a series of lies and rumours.' John Tiemessen, in a letter to the publisher of Crown Publishing Group on Monday, cites an email that author Joe McGinniss allegedly sent a blogger in January seeking substantiation for several rumours that have surrounded Palin's family. That email was posted online last week by Andrew Breitbart. Mr Tiemessen says McGinniss' book, The Rogue: Searching For The Real Sarah Palin, contains 'most of' the stories that merely 'amounted to the wishful fantasies of...
  • Victory Sessions..Stephen Bannon~Andrew Breitbart ..anti-Palin ...“Sloppy Joe” McGinniss

    09/26/2011 8:27:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies
    COMPLETE TITLE: Victory Sessions w/ Stephen Bannon ~ Andrew Breitbart discusses anti-Palin author “Sloppy Joe” McGinniss ### Listen in to clips from tonight’s KABC broadcast of Victory Sessions with host Stephen K. Bannon. Guests include Andrew Breitbart & Joel B. Pollak from ~ home of and the growing family of “Bigs”–Big Hollywood, Big Government, Big Journalism, and Big Peace. Topic ~The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss. Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media,...
  • Obama: Most economically ignorant president ever?

    09/26/2011 7:55:10 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 24 replies
    Division of Labour ^ | September 21, 2011 | Brad Smith
    I've been saying for some time that Barack Obama is the most economically ignorant president since Zachary Taylor, but I increasingly fear I've been doing the general a disservice. It's not just erroneous economics, but sheer ignorance of markets and economics. You see it in periodic comments of the President. Perhaps the most famous came when he said that ATMs and airport ticket kiosks lead to unemployment: “When you go to a bank you use the ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller. Or you go to the airport and you use a kiosk instead of checking in at...
  • An Epilogue to the Kelo Case

    09/22/2011 10:03:37 AM PDT · by 92nina · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Property Rights Alliance ^ | 2011-09-20 | J. Michael Wahlen
    Reason Magazine featured a great article that chronicles a new twist in the famous Kelo vs. New London case. This landmark case radically increased the size of government under the eminent domain clause by forcing Susette Kelo to leave her house so that the City of New London could use the land for “economic development” in 2005. The new twist comes from a story recounted by a journalist and author Jeff Benedict. Benedict recounts a recent book reading of The Little Pink House (written on the Kelo case) in which Justice Richard N. Palmer, one of the 4 judges who...
  • The 'Journalism' Of Joe McGinniss

    09/17/2011 7:09:25 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 59 replies
    Joe McGinniss, who was a sportswriter for the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and was a one-time, long-time resident of Swarthmore, has written a book that is causing much pain in a family and might very well destroy a decent person who has much to bring to the political discourse. The book is, well, there's not really a good reason to name it. But SayAnythingBlog.Com has an article by Rob Port with a first hand description of the style of "journalism" for which McGinniss has become known.
  • Todd Palin Defense Fund Update

    09/15/2011 9:10:48 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 13 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | September 15, 2011 | Robert Stacy McCain
    While I am grateful for the enthusiastic response to my suggestion that Sarah Palin’s supporters donate to create a legal defense fund for her husband, some of the commenters seem to be under the impression that I’m joking about this. But you see, as a veteran of 25 years in the news business, I understand the tangible publicity value of the Todd Palin “One Nation Joe McGinnis Ass-Whupping Tour.” And if you think about GOP primary voters, the benefits in terms of political strategy should be obvious enough. Imagine the headlines: New York Post, Oct. 6, 2011 PAPA GRIZZLY Author...
  • The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis distilled down in a short discussion.

    09/15/2011 7:20:20 AM PDT · by Neville Chamberlain · 17 replies
    Cliffs' Notes for conservatives. This isn't your child's C.S. Lewis. If you don't have time to read C.S. Lewis's book, The Abolition of Man, let us distill it down for you.
  • Angry Mobs & Founding Fathers should be part of every patriot’s library

    Michael E. Newton’s new book Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers is a must read for anyone interested in America’s founding and should be part of every patriot’s library. His book is clear, concise, well documented, and chock-full of quotes from the founding fathers. Newton takes the reader back to Colonial America when angry mobs were protesting British tyranny. He brilliantly juxtaposes the debate over separating from Great Britain and how the founders skillfully navigated America through the stormy waters that resulted from the Declaration of Independence. After defeating the English, he expertly guides you through the articles of confederation and...
  • Scary stuff.

    09/09/2011 2:51:52 PM PDT · by albionin · 17 replies
    I came across this recording of a radio host reading from THE OMINOUS PARALLELS by Leonard Peikoff which I have not read but it is about the similarities between America today and Hitler's Germany. At the 15:40 mark there is a passage that stopped me in my tracks given who is currently in the White House. "Germany was ideologically ripe for Hitler, just as the U.S. is ripe for whatever messiah has the charisma and political savvy to step up on the throne."
  • Out-Sourced Qurans Filled with Errors, Iranian Government Says

    09/04/2011 4:09:09 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    A recent effort to make Qurans more affordable in Iran is proving a source of embarrassment for the regime. In a bid to cut costs, the government let a contract to print Qurans to a firm located in China. It seems that the finished product is loaded with spelling and grammatical errors. Ahmad Haji-Sharif, director of the department of evaluation on publication of the Holy Quran, expressed outrage with the results. “Take the Quran’s command calling for Muslims to slay Jews,” Haji-Sharif offered as an example. “These Chinese dolts had the Holy book calling for Muslims to ‘sway’ the Jews....
  • Childrens Book Maggie Goes On a Diet Sparks Outrage

    09/04/2011 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 7jason · 18 replies ^ | 9-3-11 | Ed Bok
    They say no publicity is bad publicity, and for that Paul M. Kramer must be truly grateful. Since word of his upcoming children’s book, Maggie Goes On a Diet spread throughout the blogosphere, he has received considerable bad press.
  • Perry Campaign: Everything in “Fed Up!” Was Meaningless BS

    08/29/2011 8:34:21 PM PDT · by el_texicano · 91 replies ^ | August 29, 2011 · 3:20 pm | Gary P Jackson
    I have a copy of Rick Perry’s Fed Up! on my bookshelf. In the book Perry sounds like the kind of solid conservative Americans would like to have in the movement. I must say I enjoyed the book, and agreed with what was written. Thing is, it seems Perry himself does not. One of the main themes of the book was going back to the Founder’s original intent of a decentralized government, with the states more in charge and responsible for things affecting the people. The entire book is an homage to the Tenth Amendment. Another strong theme is, Perry...