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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Imprisoned Mobster Writes Autobiography

    08/11/2012 5:29:36 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/11/2012 | Friends of Ours
    Gerard "the Frenchman" Ouimette, a former enforcer for the Patriarca family in Providence, RI, was sentenced to life in 1995 pursuant to the federal three-strikes-your-out law following an extortion conviction, and has used the time to write his memoirs What Price Providence? about the life as reported by W. Zachary Malinowski for the Providence Journal. The imprisoned mobster apparently has an ax to grind with law enforcement according to the book's description on Amazon: Readers will have difficulty discerning whose behavior is criminal, Gerard Ouimette's, the author, or the Government's. * * * This book tells the entire ugly truth,...
  • New York Frees Mob Hitman Kayo Konigsberg

    08/09/2012 7:21:55 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/09/2012 | Friends of Ours
    The New York Division of Parole has taken pity on mob hitman Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg, and it has released the 86-year-old killer who promptly scurried from his drab prison cell in the Empire State to a plush gated community in the Sunshine State as reported by John Marzulli for the Daily News. The Genovese associate was convicted "for the 1961 contract killing of Teamsters big Anthony (Three Fingers) Castellito, on orders from union rival Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano," and further "suspected by the feds in as many as 20 other mid-20th century mob hit." Storied mob buster and retired NYPD...
  • Review-"Portrait of a Monster"-Joran Van Der Sloot, Murder in Peru, the Natalee Holloway Mystery

    08/07/2012 5:30:29 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 9 replies
    The Pat Fish Blog ^ | 8/7/12 | Pat Fish
    This Kid Should Have Been Jailed Long Ago. What the Heck Was Aruba Thinking?
  • RINO Author Attacks the Religious Right

    08/06/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 6, 2012 | JP
    Mike Lofgren used to be a Republican. Then he “retired” last year – so he claims – from a staff job on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee doing grunt work for GOP lawmakers. Nowadays, Lofgren gets paid to bash the party of Lincoln (and Reagan), which has been taken over by the “religious right,” he laments, in his just-published, oh-so-cleverly-titled book, “The Party is Over.” “Religious cranks ceased to be a minor political nuisance in this country in the 1970s,” writes Lofgren, “and grew into a major element of the Republican rank and file.” Today, he reckons, these “religious fundamentalists”...
  • Ayn Rand and Barack Obama

    07/30/2012 5:04:58 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 7 replies
    No more fake ^ | July 23, 2012 | Jon Rappoport
    This article will give greater meaning to Barack Obama’s outrageous declaration in Roanoke that, “If you own your business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” ( Obama’s minions in the press claim that highlighting the president’s Roanoke quote is ripping an incidental remark out of context or bungling his intended syntax. Taking together all the president’s actions since assuming the throne in the Oval Office, it’s easy to see his remark in Roanoke fits quite well with his agenda: ATTACK THE INDEPENDENT INDIVIDUAL. When people perceive their society is being infiltrated and taken over by Collectivism, how...
  • How Much are Movies Themselves to Blame for Aurora Massacre?

    07/28/2012 8:41:59 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/28/2012 | Moneyrunner
    If it's now coming out that the Colorado Killer, James Holmes, was obsessed with being a character in the Batman movie, shouldn't we be having a national discussion on how much Hollywood is responsible for this murderous rampage. And while we're at it, a lot of the other social ills like the sexualization of teens, out-of-wedlock births and gang violence, all depicted in living color on the silver screen? On Tuesday, Matt Drudge linked to a blistering attack on Hollywood by Charles Hurt of the Washington Times in response to the massacre at the midnight Friday showing of the new...
  • Marcia Clark: “O.J. Who?” – Former Prosecutor’s Books are Optioned to TNT for Series

    07/24/2012 4:42:34 PM PDT · by InHisService · 7 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 7-24-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Yesterday, July 23, Clark made this annoucement on Facebook: GREAT NEWS! TNT has optioned my Rachel Knight series for a TV series as a one hour drama! I'm attached as an Executive Producer and Executive Producer/Showrunner Dee Johnson is writing the pilot and Executive Producer Nelson McCormick will direct.” In an email communication with yours truly, Marcia confirmed to me “We're in development on a one hour drama series based on the Rachel Knight series.”
  • Summer Reading List Ideas for a New College Conservative (Vanity)

    07/17/2012 4:44:19 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 64 replies
    vanity~me | July 17, 2012 | Bushwon
    Interested in some ideas for a very basic basic primer to provide some foundation for a new college conservative going on a road trip...nothing too involved--just an easy-to-read basic first book that will provide basic information on politics, culture, economy from a conservative (or limited government libertarian) viewpoint.
  • Paul Kengor's book, "The Communist" in bookstores today.

    07/17/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    Paul Kengor's book, "The Communist" about Obama's mentor Frank Marshall Davis is out in bookstores today. The book is published by Glenn Beck's emporium. There have been other FR articles about Kengor's book, but none of them have this link to his 3 minute video about the book. It's worth a quick look. Obama's speeches are parrot repetitions of Davis's communist orations. Davis thought that monopolies like GM needed to be controlled by the government. He hated big business and the "tentacled" rich men who ran them. He felt all Americans had the right to a "decent home." He wanted...
  • Liberal Clichés 101: Abstract Democracy and Unity

    07/12/2012 1:07:49 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/10/2012 | Bruce Walker
    Jonah Goldberg’s “Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas” provides a quick, enjoyable, highly readable analysis of the memes employed by progressive argumentation. Repeated often enough, these clichés seemingly have a ring of what faux conservative comic Stephen Colbert would call “truthiness.” Therefore, a field guide such as Goldberg’s is in order to better enable those who would identify and refute such liberal claims that either stall or prevent completely honest and open public policy discourse. Liberals or progressives or what-have-you aren’t the only portion of the political spectrum subjected to Goldberg’s opprobrium. Conservatives also take...
  • “Longmire” stars Robert Taylor on A&E – Big Sky country setting for modern western Longmire

    07/11/2012 9:48:38 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Entertainment Today ^ | 7/8/12 | FRANK BARRON
    Of the dozen or so major productions Taylor has on his credits, Longmire is closest to his heart because he says he grew up watching American cowboy movies. “I’m from a rural part of Australia originally that’s not that far away from the spirit of the American cowboy.” “People from big, open spaces might have a different accent, but they have similar attitudes about they way they treat each other, the way they live their lives. Our similarities are far more striking than the differences.” And now Taylor feels like he’s sprung from the soil of Wyoming, although the series...
  • NYPD Corruption: Same As It Ever Was?

    07/07/2012 8:57:57 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/07/12 | Friends of Ours
    In 1970 the Knapp Commission investigated wide-spread corruption in the New York Police Department, and Michael Armstrong takes a look back at its work in his new book They Wished They Were Honest as reported by Sam Roberts for The New York Times: "Mr. Armstrong, a criminal lawyer, was counsel to the Knapp Commission and is now the chairman of the city’s Commission to Combat Police Corruption. At the time of the Knapp Commission, he recalls, Sydney C. Cooper, a police commander, was quoted as saying that the police brass 'used to sit around discussing corruption with all the enthusiasm...
  • PBS: Re-Educating America’s Schoolchildren

    07/05/2012 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | June 28, 2012 | Mary Grabar and Tina Trent
    When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers welcoming children to his home, or documentaries offering exciting encounters with whales and other exotic creatures. These shows still exist. But CPB today produces lessons that glorify the Black Panthers and riots and protests of the 1960s, present rocker Patti Smith as a “patriot” for singing songs that condemn President George W. Bush, vilify Wal-Mart, and sanctify environmentalist Rachel Carson. Although their educational materials claim to be objective, the truth is that their unrelenting ideological slant that promotes the politics of protest...
  • Watergate Book: Richard Nixon Took Mafia Bribes In Plots To Assassinate Fidel Castro

    06/28/2012 6:20:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/28/12 | Friends of Ours
    Historian Lamar Waldron is out with his new book Watergate: The Hidden History which exposes Nixon's role as the liaison between the CIA and the Mafia in their failed plots to assassinate Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro, and it was files on this subject which the Watergate burglars were seeking as reported by Thom Hartmann for the Huffington Post: As one of the Watergate burglars admitted, and Senate Watergate Committee investigators indicated in their secret questioning of Mafia don Johnny Rosselli, Nixon was worried about a Cuban Dossier of CIA attempts to kill Fidel Castro. Those attempts began in earnest in...
  • Shameless Self Promotion, Vanity

    06/24/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT · by DC Bound · 13 replies
    Cold Quiet Country ^ | 11/13/2012 | Clayton Lindemuth
    A novel about justice. Set in small town Wyoming in 1971 and unfolding in a single day, Cold Quiet Country explores corruption, morality, and revenge. Published by MP Publishing from the Isle of Man. Edited by Guy Intoci. Please be warned, the novel's main theme is delivering justice to sexual predators, and the beginning is quite coarse. My hope is that by dealing with the subject matter honestly, I can increase awareness and encourage victims to speak out. If the introductory chapter piques your interest, please consider helping me expand my reach by recommending the page to others. I appreciate...
  • Rest in Peace, Mr. Hilmar von Campe

    06/21/2012 3:49:24 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 7 replies
    American Clarion ^ | June 21, 2012 | Gina Miller
    On Tuesday I got an e-mail from Kay Day, who is a Tea Party organizer in the Mobile, Alabama area, informing me that Mr. Hilmar von Campe had passed away on Monday night, June 18th, after suffering a massive heart attack on June 10th. Mr. von Campe, an 87-year-old native of Germany, naturalized American citizen and resident of Fairhope, Alabama, was a national American treasure who had a burden to warn this country of the danger we are in of repeating history—of walking the same path to totalitarianism that Germany walked. As he wrote in the foreword of his excellent,...
  • Book Review: "In My Time" by Dick Cheney. Who Knew Cheney Was So Liberal?

    06/21/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 28 replies
    Pat Fish's Blog ^ | 6/21/12 | Pat Fish
    The things about this book that astounded me: -the incident he DIDN't mention. -who he named as the dimmest bulb of all -the kindness with which he treated total boobs -what a really, really fine man he is
  • ---George Washington’s Military Genius------

    06/14/2012 7:10:43 PM PDT · by djone · 17 replies
    Human Events ^ | 6/12/12 | Gen. David Palmer
    "In George Washington’s Military Genius, Gen. Palmer claims that Washington was a masterful strategist who brilliantly adapted to the changing circumstances of the war. The truth is that George Washington sent three very able British generals back to England, one of which, Gen. Charles Cornwallis, who went on to achieve great success commanding British armies in India. Washington’s strategy evolved throughout the war according to Gen. Palmer, and Washington’s strategy had four distinct phases. "
  • First Novel Published! (Complete and total vanity of joy)

    06/13/2012 2:45:49 PM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 55 replies
    ASB | 06/13/2012 | ASB
    I apologize for the waste of bandwidth on this total vanity. I am writing under the pen name "Wilson Harp" and have just uploaded my first novel "Bright Horizons". It should go live sometime overnight on Amazon's Kindle store. I am just so relieved and excited to have made the final edit and be done with it. Now back to the business of this site, let's get Barack Obama out of the White House.
  • The Patriot Movement’s New Bestseller Tests Their Anti-Racism

    06/09/2012 7:07:21 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 108 replies
    The Daily Beest ^ | June 8th, 2012 | J.M. Burger
    Years after the racism of The Turner Diaries inspired Timothy McVeigh, the Patriot Movement has embraced a new bestselling series. J.M. Berger reads closely to see what they say about race and government in America. An American Nazi Party volunteer recently produced a three-minute online video promoting the group’s platform. It spotlighted issues like the national debt, gas prices, domestic oil drilling, and America’s wars. Almost as an aside, it mentions affirmative action. And despite some provocative imagery, the video never mentions the words Jew or black, or any related ethnic slurs. A white nationalist blogger praised the video for...