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  • Reports: Card. Baldisseri ordered interception of copies of book mailed to Synod participants

    02/27/2015 7:01:29 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 5 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | 2/25/15 | Carl E. Olson
    Both Kath.net and Edward Pentin are reporting that Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, head of secretariat of the synod of bishops, ordered the interception of over a hundred copies of the book Remaining in the Truth of Christ, which had been mailed to participants in last October’s Extraordinary Synod... ...Pentin further reports that the books were apparently destroyed after being taken... ...Third, it raises serious questions about the motives and leadership of Cardinal Baldisseri, who has already gone on record with some contentious statements apparently aimed at those defending Church teaching on marriage, divorce, remarriage, and Communion. A month ago, he made...
  • The christianaudio FREE Audiobook of the Month ["Everyone's a Theologian" by RC Sproul]

    02/25/2015 1:01:42 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ChristianAudio.com ^ | 2014/15 | RC Sproul
    Yes, everyone is a theologian. R.C. Sproul offers a detailed explanation of the importance and role that theology plays in the Christian life. In his usual manner, he is able to make complex subjects easy to understand. This significant theology introduction will aid any believer to apply Christian truths in their walk with Christ.
  • Five Cardinals Book stolen from participants’ mailboxes at last year’s Synod on Family

    02/25/2015 8:09:33 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | 2/25/15 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I have wanted to write about this for soooooo long now. Kathnet broke this, in German HERE. Remember the Five Cardinals Book™? Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church helped to turn the tide – in a good way – during last October’s Synod of Bishops... ...It contains essays of five cardinals, of the archbishop secretary of the Vatican congregation for the Oriental Churches, and of three scholars direct at the notions suggested by Walter Card. Kasper in the opening discourse of the consistory in February 2014. It blew the Kasper proposals and arguments...
  • Gun found inside book donated to Maine Goodwill store

    02/05/2015 11:35:16 AM PST · by aimhigh · 54 replies
    KTVL News10 ^ | 02/05/2015 | AP
    Workers at a Maine Goodwill store got quite a shock when they opened a donated book: They found a gun inside. . . The book was actually a small safe and inside was a .31-caliber black powder pistol. Detective Dorothy Small says the department is turning to social media to try and find the gun's owner.
  • Fabricated: 'I did not go to heaven'

    01/24/2015 11:38:38 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 9 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | January 23, 2015 | David Roach
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' decision to stop selling a discredited book about a 6-year-old's supposed vision of heaven is being cited as a reminder that followers of Jesus should rely on the Bible rather than subjective experience for their knowledge of the afterlife. "Anytime you step away from the clear, revelatory, propositional statements of Scripture into your own experience, then you open yourself to every kind of weird existential idea out there," Chris Osborne, a Texas pastor who believes books like Malarkey's are unbiblical, told Baptist Press. "We want people bound to truth, not to what they feel...
  • Cameroon says Chad to send large military contingent to fight Boko Haram ( Nigeria )

    01/18/2015 8:40:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 15, 2015
    Chad will send a large number of troops to neighboring Cameroon to help it fight increasing incursions from Boko Haram Islamist militants attacking from Nigeria ... Biya has called for international military help to fight the Islamist militant group that has seized swathes of northern Nigeria and is threatening neighbors who share borders with the northeastern zones occupied by the group. Boko Haram, which aims to carve out an Islamist state in northern Nigeria, has stepped up attacks in the region as Nigeria, Africa's biggest economy, prepares for a crucial Feb. 14 presidential election. The group has also carried out...
  • Boy Says He Didn't Go To Heaven; Publisher Says It Will Pull Book

    01/15/2015 10:59:39 PM PST · by LucyT · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | January 15, 201510:20 PM ET | Bill Chappell
    Nearly five years after it hit bestseller lists, a book that purported to be a six-year-old boy's story of visiting angels and heaven after suffering a bad car crash is being pulled from shelves. The young man at the center of The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven, Alex Malarkey, said this week that the story was all made up. "I did not die. I did not go to Heaven," Alex Malarkey wrote. He continued, "I said I went to heaven because I thought it would get me attention. When I made the claims that I did, I had never...
  • 'America's Bitter Pill' Makes Case For Why Health Care Law 'Won't Work'

    01/06/2015 4:25:18 PM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    Fresh Air ^ | 05 Jan 2015 | NPR
    While reporting on the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, journalist Steven Brill was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition that required heart surgery. "There I was: a reporter who had made hospital presidents and hospital executives and health care executives and insurance executives sweat because I asked them all kinds of questions about their salaries and about their profit margins," Brill tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "And now I was lying on a gurney in a hospital in real fear of my life." Brill had a bubble on his heart that the doctors said had a 15 to 17 percent...
  • Hillary novel: Bows out of 2016 race, Rachel Maddow wins presidency

    12/16/2014 1:31:58 PM PST · by God'sgrrl · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2014 | BY PAUL BEDARD
    It was just a matter of time. After living in the spotlight for 22 years and inching toward another presidential bid, Hillary Clinton is finally the subject of a full-length novel.
  • America's Getting Less White, and That Will Save It

    12/07/2014 12:43:02 PM PST · by EveningStar · 160 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 6, 2014 | William H. Frey
    America reached an important milestone in 2011. That occurred when, for the first time in the history of the country, more minority babies than white babies were born in a year. Soon, most children will be racial minorities: Hispanics, blacks, Asians, and other nonwhite races. And, in about three decades, whites will constitute a minority of all Americans ... This milestone signals the beginning of a transformation from the mostly white baby boom culture that dominated the nation during the last half of the twentieth century to the more globalized, multiracial country that the United States is becoming ...
  • Abbas' book reveals: The 'Nazi-Zionist plot' of the Holocaust

    11/25/2014 5:33:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    ynet ^ | 11/25/14 | Ronen Bergman
    "The Zionist movement did not send any assistance, financial or otherwise, for the victims of Nazism and it did not allow any other side to provide any kind of aid. The Zionist movement concealed the information that came from within the ghetto walls and concentration camps, news that shed light on what was really happening. If it had to publish anything, it did so by questioning that information and diminishing its importance." "Zionism adopted the Nazi selection principle, when it went to save Jews from the slaughter. It made itself the ultimate arbiter regarding Jewish life, deciding who deserves to...
  • Lena Dunham threatens multi-million dollar lawsuit against website

    11/05/2014 1:23:55 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:09 EST, 5 November 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Lena Dunham is now threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week published an article claiming she sexually abused her little sister when they were children. The claim is based on an excerpt from the Girls star and creator's new book, Not That Kind of Girl, and details how she once looked at her sister Grace's vagina when her sibling was a year old and she was seven. Lena defended the action as innocent childhood exploration based on curiosity, but the website Truth Revolt called the memory 'unsettling' and disturbing'. Since then, she has been in a war of...
  • Lena Dunham Cancels Appearances Amid Molestation Accusations

    11/03/2014 4:03:33 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3rd, 2014 | Lesley Messer
    Lena Dunham has canceled two book tour dates in Europe amid accusations that she molested her sister when they were children. The actress tweeted on Monday that she was no longer going to attend events in Belgium and Germany. "To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can't wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love," she wrote. "German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow's event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe." The "Girls" star, 28, has been criticized...
  • George W. Bush to make several TV appearances as he promotes book about his father

    10/28/2014 4:43:21 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President George W. Bush will be back in the public eye as he promotes "41," his upcoming book about his father, former President George H.W. Bush.
  • Leon Panetta's Phony Tough Guy Act

    10/09/2014 11:30:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Anti-Americanism is on the march worldwide, and Panetta's fingerprints are all over the unfolding disasters. That's why he's spending his TV time criticizing his boss It’s amazing what people will do when they are selling books. Former Obama CIA director and Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is sounding like a war hawk in promoting Worthy Fights, his new book about the foreign policy disasters of the Obama administration. Obama has “lost his way,” Panetta says, hoping people won’t notice how Panetta guided the way for much of the time, from one disaster to another.
  • BTK serial killer Dennis Rader cooperating on a book about murders

    10/06/2014 3:15:42 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LA Times ^ | Michael Schaub
    Dennis Rader, the Kansas serial killer known as the "BTK killer," told a Wichita newspaper that he's cooperating with Katherine Ramsland, an author writing a book about his crimes. Rader murdered 10 people in the Wichita area from 1974 to 1991, and his victims ranged in ages from 9 to 62. He gave himself the nickname "BTK," which he said stood for "bind, torture, kill." Rader is serving 10 consecutive life sentences for the slayings, and won't be eligible for parole until 2180. In a letter to Wichita reporter Roy Wenzl, Rader claims he's cooperating with the book project in...
  • Americans For Responsible Solutions Makes offer, Reneges (Giffords,Kelly anti-gun)

    09/10/2014 4:12:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Americans for Responsible Solutions Pac, the political fundraising group created to turn Gabby Giffords tragedy into a way to raise money and disarm Americans, made what I thought was a very reasonable offer. I was alerted to the offer by a member of the Arizona Citizen Defense League (AZCDL).   In short, Mark Kelly's group says that they will send you their latest propaganda book for a donation of any amount. I'll tell you more about the book itself in a second, but here's our offer. Contribute ANY amount you think is fair to support our work at Americans for...
  • After Action Report Dinesh D'Souza's AMERICA at Costco

    07/30/2014 6:36:37 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 37 replies
    FR ^ | July 30, 2014 | RQSR
    Follow up to book sales Dinesh D'Souza AMERICA discussion of earlier this month.
  • Legion, A Short Story by Brandon Sanderson.

    07/19/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Reckoner · 8 replies
    None ^ | August 31, 2012 | Brandon Sanderson
    Stephen Leeds, AKA “Legion,” is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his “aspects” are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. I thought you Freepers might like this book, I found the storyline good and the characters interesting, and I found the "aspect" J.C. fun. The...
  • The Odd Book One Texas Rancher Found Near the Border

    07/14/2014 2:31:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-14-14 | Sara Carter
    An Urdu-to-English dictionary was not something Mike Vickers expected to find on the rocky earth underneath the cattle fencing around his 1,000-acre Texas ranch. Yet there it was — dropped, Vickers guesses, when its carrier got zapped by his fence’s electricity, and adding yet another dimension to the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, where tens of thousands of people have been flooding into the United States. Vickers’ property line runs along Highway 281, just 4 1/2 miles north from the Falfurrias Border Patrol station. The station itself is about 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, the first highway checkpoint...
  • Help Turn Trevor Loudon’s Book Into a “Game Changing” Movie

    07/10/2014 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 7/10/14 | Trevor Loudon
    Trevor Loudon’s The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress is to be turned into a “game changing” movie. Timed for release in August 2015 “The Enemies Within” will be like no other film ever released in America. Production standards will be Hollywood quality. Guiding values however, will be 100% American. The Enemies Within will name names, and and go where no one has gone in modern times, in its quest to awaken Americans to the enemies within their own government.
  • Dinesh to his YouTube Subscribers: Costco Book Reversal (3 min video)

    07/10/2014 12:38:39 PM PDT · by gaijin · 17 replies
    Dinesh's YouTube Channel ^ | July 10th, 2014 | Dinesh D'Souza
    This is Dinesh D’Souza. Not only has the retail giant Costco reversed its decision to lift copies of my book, America off it’s shelves, but it has called my publisher and ordered 25,000 new copies of my book. Costco now promises that my book will be in all Costcos around the country, prominently displayed. Now this is a tremendous victory, and I’'m so grateful –not to Costco but to you, grateful to my friends and my supporters and people around the country, many of them Costco customers, who were outraged at what they perceived as an act of censorship. People...
  • ‘Please Stop Helping Us’

    07/09/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    Nat'l Review ^ | 7-8-14 | Thomas Sowell
    Back in the heyday of the British Empire, a man from one of the colonies addressed a London audience. “Please do not do any more good in my country,” he said. “We have suffered too much already from all the good that you have done.” That is essentially the message of an outstanding new book by Jason Riley about blacks in America. Its title is Please Stop Helping Us. Its theme is that many policies designed to help blacks are in fact harmful, sometimes devastatingly so. These counterproductive policies range from minimum-wage laws to “affirmative action” quotas
  • Brad Thor: Act of War

    07/08/2014 10:05:59 PM PDT · by reg45 · 26 replies
    07/09/2014 | Self
    I just spent the last nine hours reading Brad Thor's latest thriller- Act of War. It will definitely go down as one of his best. Five stars - Highly recommended.
  • Costco Removing D'Souza's 'America' From Shelves

    07/07/2014 5:22:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 133 replies
    wnd ^ | july 7, 2014 | Jerome r. corsi
    The retail giant Costco Wholesale has issued an order to remove all copies of Dinesh D’Souza’s bestselling book, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” from the shelves of its stores nationwide, WND has confirmed. The book, in this midterm election year, is a strong rebuttal of the progressive ideology behind President Obama’s policies, which have been supported by Costco co-founder and director Jim Sinegal, a major Democrat donor and a speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention that nominated the president. A Washington Post political reporter has noted Obama’s “romance” with the nation’s second-largest retailer. At Amazon.com, D’Souza’s book, released June 2,...
  • Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' Turned Down for Sale in China

    06/27/2014 1:39:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/27/14
    Hillary Clinton's new memoir "Hard Choices" has been denied translation and English-language distribution in China, her publisher, Simon & Schuster, told NBC News on Friday. A day after the book hit shelves in the U.S., Shanghai Book Traders, which supplies foreign books to Amazon China, told executives at Simon & Schuster that the title would not be approved for sale in the country, Buzzfeed first reported. Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp said he hopes Chinese publishers change their minds. “As Secretary Clinton writes in the book, some of the hardest choices facing China today regard protecting human rights and...
  • Inside the jealous feud between the Obamas and ‘Hildebeest’ Clintons

    06/21/2014 4:05:20 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/21/2014 | Edward Klein
    Outwardly, they put on a show of unity — but privately, the Obamas and Clintons, the two power couples of the Democrat Party, loathe each other. “I hate that man Obama more than any man I’ve ever met, more than any man who ever lived,” Bill Clinton said to friends on one occasion, adding he would never forgive Obama for suggesting he was a racist during the 2008 campaign. The feeling is mutual. Obama made ­excuses not to talk to Bill, while the first lady privately sniped about Hillary.
  • BEST of Scathing Hillary Book Reviews...

    06/19/2014 10:29:59 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Not only did it not reach #1 on the Amazon Best Seller list, but Hillary Clinton's disingenuous re-invention of herself 'Hard Choices' is already headed south at #5-and-tanking on the Amazon. Small wonder some see a wider case of Hillary-fatigue setting in, just when she's trying to re-con/launch the Hillary brand for 2016. And the reviews are more than a little bit harsh... It is just as bad as we all figured it would be. So glad I didn't have to pay for it or I wouldn't have bought it.  Hillary is the consummate power hungry witch, a crooked lawyer...
  • Hillary Clinton Asked To Inscribe “Hard Choices” To Ambassador Stevens

    06/19/2014 8:08:08 AM PDT · by abb · 31 replies
    Daily Surge ^ | June 19, 2014 | Matt Fox
    Jason Mattera caught up with Hillary Clinton at one of the DC stops on her book tour this week, and asked the former Secretary of State if she would mind signing a copy of Hard Choices… but with a twist. “If you could make it out to Christopher Stevens,” Mattera queried. “I think you knew him.” Christopher Stevens, of course, was the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was murdered along with three other Americans on Clinton’s watch, when Jihadists attacked two U.S. outposts in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Hillary, surprised by the request, replied, “Yeah, I’m not gonna make...
  • Hillary's BS-packed Book #3 on Amazon, Topped by "Green Smoothie Cleanse" + "The Fault in Our Stars"

    06/13/2014 9:21:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 13 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Just took this screen shot at the Amazon site's  Bestseller list at Noon EST on Friday... heh But no real surprise- early signs of softness on the demand side include immediate, early discounts on Hillary's 'Hard Choices', a calculated, predictable re-invention of history intended to bury her scandals and warp her record as US Secretary of State during the first Obama term... More (that won't post here) at Reaganite Republican...
  • Hillary Clinton Book Tour Dates ( Keep for a Freep )

    06/12/2014 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 23 replies
    http://www.simonandschuster.com/ ^ | June 12, 2014 | Simon & Schuster
    Event Name: Location: Time: Philadelphia-Free Library of Philadelphia June 13, 11:30 AM Washington, DC, Talk- Politics & Prose/George Washington University, June 13, 6:00 PM Arlington Book Signing -Costco Pentagon City, June 14, 11:00 AM I
  • The 1-Star Amazon Reviews of 'Hard Choices' Are In and They're As Unhinged as You'd Expect

    06/10/2014 7:51:39 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 11 replies
    National Journal | June 10, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    BYLINE: Compared with the five-star reviews, the one-star ones are a lot more, er, colorful. Hillary Clinton is a polarizing figure. So when she releases an autobiography, opinions on said book are going to diverge. This is especially true with her book release now, seeing as many are interpreting the media blitz surrounding the book to be a test run for a 2016 campaign. On Amazon.com, as of this writing, there are 19 five-star, perfect reviews of Hard Choices. And then there are 44 one-star reviews. (The most popular line being "should be listed as fiction." Zing.) There are only...
  • Hillary Clinton: Politicizing Benghazi ‘just plain wrong’ (book excerpt)

    05/30/2014 2:07:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/30/14 | Vincent Bzdek, Philip Rucker
    Hillary Clinton, in a chapter from her forthcoming book "Hard Choices," rails against congressional Republicans for politicizing the deadly attack on the American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, writing that “I will not be a part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans. It’s just plain wrong, and it’s unworthy of our great country." Sources close to Clinton confirmed that an excerpt obtained by Politico was authentic. In it, Clinton gives a detailed account of the incidents surrounding the attack in a chapter entitled “Benghazi: Under Attack.” “Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political...
  • Untold Stories of Israeli Innovation

    05/30/2014 6:26:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 30, 2014 | Jim Fletcher
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Untold Stories of Israeli InnovationPosted By Jim Fletcher On May 30, 2014 @ 12:20 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Marcella Rosen knew what she had to do. Standing on the sidelines while the state of Israel was being denigrated just wouldn’t work for the marketing professional from New York. If the news about Israel is almost always negative, she’d do something about it.She’d share untold news. And that’s how Untold News (www.untoldnews.org) was born.Untold News gathers and disseminates positive stories about the myriad ways Israeli innovation brings help, hope, and healing to...
  • Something other than an ordinary read

    05/12/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 9 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/10/14 | Rita Buettner
    Before I started reading Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It, I wasn't sure what to expect. I am a regular reader of Jennifer Fulwiler’s blog, Conversion Diary, so I knew the author was an excellent writer with six children and an intense fear of scorpions. I also knew she had made the journey from atheism to Catholicism. As Jennifer raised questions about Christianity and then Catholicism, sometimes I found myself arguing with her. Other times I realized she was asking a question I couldn’t easily answer myself. Why does God answer some people’s...
  • Need Help Identifying Two Different Science Fiction Books.

    04/19/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT · by chaosagent · 17 replies
    Looking for two Science Fiction Books. Thanks.
  • The greatest book you've never heard of.

    03/31/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3//31/14 | Dutchman 6
    The loss of Doctor Richter's suggested reading list that saved my life was tragic, a fact that I am constantly being reminded of. Some books -- Whittaker Chamber's Witness, for example, or Orwell's Homage to Catalonia -- were unforgettable. Others, especially those that I could not locate at the time, never got read, so I had no memory at all in order to reconstruct. I did have a wisp of a memory about a book that had, I thought, the words "rebel colonel" in the title, but was marked down in Richter's precise handwriting as "American political economy." Imagine...
  • Rush Revere

    02/12/2014 7:10:52 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 14 replies
  • Ex-Gen. David Petraeus says Hillary Clinton would ‘make a tremendous President’

    02/09/2014 2:47:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2014 | Adam Edelman
    Former Army Gen. David Petraeus , who has traditionally stayed away from political endorsements, appears to be eager to support a Hillary Clinton candidacy, a new book alleges. “She’d make a tremendous President,” the former commander and CIA director reportedly says in the new book “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. “Like a lot of great leaders, her most impressive qualities were most visible during tough times,” Petraeus adds. The comments mark an interesting departure for Petraeus, who, when it comes to politics, has typically remained quiet. The book, to be...
  • A Woman Wrapped in Silence – A Consideration of a Brief Remark in Pope Benedict’s New Book

    12/07/2012 2:08:04 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | December 6, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Along with many of you, I am reading Pope Benedict’s latest book, volume 3 of Jesus of Nazareth, on the infancy narratives. I was very moved at a very brief reflection that he made on Mary, as the Angel Gabriel left her. His remarks consider on her faith in a very touching manner. I must say that I have always been moved by the faith of the Blessed Mother and intrigued too, for she is a woman wrapped in silence. The Pope’s words capture both her faith and the mystery of her. Here is what the Pope says:I consider it...
  • Top 10 Revelations From Robert Gates’s Memoir

    01/08/2014 7:06:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 7, 2014 | Dion Nissenbaum
    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is releasing his memoir, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” a 600-page book that offers a stark, insider’s view of Washington, the Pentagon, Congress and America’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. (You can read an exclusive WSJ excerpt.) Here’s a look at some of the book’s most riveting revelations:1. Contempt for Congress Mr. Gates expresses open disdain for Congress and the way lawmakers treated him when he testified at hearings. “I saw most of Congress as uncivil, incompetent at fulfilling their basic constitutional responsibilities (such as timely appropriations), micromanagerial, parochial, hypocritical, egotistical, thin-skinned and...
  • Towering Obama Arrogance and Superbia Confirmed in Robert Gates' New Tell-All Book...

    01/08/2014 3:12:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen,  and there is no son-of-a-bitch in the world who can talk to me like that." Turns out that (genuinely bipartisan) former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -the only high level official to stay-on from the Bush to Obama administrations, and who worked in some capacity for every US president since Richard Nixon- 'almost quit' in a 2009 Afghanistan strategy meeting, after being treated like crap by a President who he felt had zero grasp of "the uncertainties and unpredictability of war.' " This -among other...
  • Palin to visit MOA to sign new book, which promotes saying 'Merry Christmas!'

    11/20/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 11/20/13 | PAUL WALSH
    The GOP’s 2008 nominee for vice president will be at the Mall of America on Friday signing copies of her new book, “Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of America.”
  • Sarah Palin Supports Tea Party Candidates - Time to Support Her [Book Signing Schedule]

    11/17/2013 10:45:42 AM PST · by Syncro · 26 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | November 17, 2013 | Sal Russo
    Sarah Palin Supports Tea Party Candidates - Time to Support HerFormer Vice-Presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has continued to be a major force in American politics and her endorsement has propelled conservative and Tea Party candidates to victory.  I am thankful for her dedication and loyalty to the Tea Party movement, even when it is not always the popular thing to do.  With conviction, she has stood shoulder to shoulder with Tea Party Express in the trenches in our fight to elect Tea Party candidates and we very are appreciative. Now, it is time to support her...
  • Herpes Virus Found on Library Copies of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

    Two Belgian university professors recently decided to submit the 10 most borrowed books at the Antwerp library to bacteriology and toxicology tests. Traces of cocaine were found on all 10 books...the scientists discovered traces of the herpes virus in the pages of the erotic tale Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • Biggest children’s book publisher erases Israel from map

    11/13/2013 6:57:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 11/13/13 | Elhanan Miller
    Arab textbooks are not the only ones erasing Israel from their maps. Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, has also eliminated the Jewish state in a book. “Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” part of the popular Geronimo Stilton children’s series translated from Italian and published by Scholastic in 2012, tells the story of a group of investigative journalists involved in a treasure hunt in Egypt. Writers Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller Elhanan Miller is the Arab affairs reporter for The Times of Israel Follow or contact: Facebook Twitter Email RSS Newsroom Email Facebook Twitter Related Topics children...
  • I Love that Rush Limbaugh Infomercial

    11/07/2013 5:03:01 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 125 replies
    Vanity | 131107 | Vanity
    Man, do I love that fun infomercial for three hours every day. The one for Rush's book.
  • An answer for anyone who might be wondering why Biden has been absent for so long now...

    11/06/2013 4:10:12 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-6-13 | The Looking Spoon
    The first I'd heard from him in a long time was when he called the wrong winner of last nights Boston mayoral race...clearly he's distracted with other things...
  • Obama: Bibi is a Pain in the... New book quotes the American president as expressing

    11/05/2013 8:46:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    inn ^ | 11/5/13 | Elad Benari
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama are not known to have had a good relationship, but the American president seems to have taken it a bit too far. In a new book that was released Tuesday, Obama is quoted as expressing what he really thinks about Netanyahu during his 2012 presidential campaign. According to the book, “Double Down,” Obama said that "We all know Bibi Netanyahu is a pain in the a**" when discussing the conflict between the Israelis and the Arabs. "Double Down" was written by MSNBC correspondents Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and it reveals...
  • New book: Obama told aides that drones make him 'really good at killing people'

    11/04/2013 9:04:47 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 21 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 11-4-13
    President Barack Obama is criticized every day for the problems and difficulties associated with the Affordable Care Act. But in the long term, it's likely history will scrutinize the CIA’s use of drone strikes during his administration with a far more critical eye.