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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Charles Krauthammer Live webcast from Reagan Library tonite, 6pm PST

    11/02/2013 5:11:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 47 replies
    Reagan Library ^ | Nov. 2, 2013
    He will discuss his new book, Things That Matter, which is a collection of his writings. (click link above for webcast)
  • New Ann Coulter book rages at GOP with 'change or die' theme

    10/11/2013 3:46:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10-11-2013 | Paul Bedard
    Best-selling conservative author Ann Coulter, who has used her nine books to launch vicious attacks on Democrats, is turning her guns on Republicans in a new book out Monday, calling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a hypocrite, urging donors freeze contributions to the GOP, and demanding that only governors or senators run for the party’s presidential nomination. Her point in “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3 -- Especially a Republican” is to shake the party out of its doldrums in time for the 2014 and 2016 elections. “Elections matter. We’re trying to make the country a better place. But if our...
  • ATF releases statement on Fast and Furious whistleblower’s book

    10/08/2013 11:57:01 AM PDT · by don-o · 2 replies
    Gretawire ^ | October 8, 2013 | Greta Van Susteren
    See below from FNC’s Shayla Bezdrob… ***ATF says while they have received Dodson’s manuscript, they have not finished reviewing it. The agency also points out their general rules for all their employees – which says no employee can make money by utilizing any knowledge acquired while working for ATF. They consider getting paid for writing a book which involves the agency as outside employment. Full statement below
  • Matthew Shepard, Trayvon Martin and the Power of Leftist Myth

    09/19/2013 7:03:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | September 19, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    Next week, "The Book of Matt" by famed investigative journalist Stephen Jiminez, is slotted for release. The book tells the true story behind the murder of Matthew Shepard, who has become the angelic face of victimhood in the gay rights movement. Shepard's murder in 1998 launched a national effort, spearheaded by President Clinton, to push for a hate crimes law including sexual orientation. It became the basis for Hollywood's addiction to storylines involving the killing of gay men (see, for example, "Brokeback Mountain"). Shepard, the mythology went, died for America's homophobic sins. There's only one problem. Shepard, according to...
  • It's My New Book! Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims:

    09/05/2013 12:13:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 9/5/2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: My friends, I am so excited. I have been waiting for this day to be able to tell you something. I have been waiting with bated breath. I have been chomping at the bit. I've almost let it slip out of the bag a couple of times, and now I don't have to worry about it slipping out of the bag because today I can announce it. No, no, no, I did not buy Apple computer, and I didn't make an offer on the New York Times or any of that. This is so cool, and I've...
  • MSNBC: Look what's fueling impeachment movement

    08/22/2013 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 18 replies ^ | august 22, 2013 | WND
    A new book published by WND Books is fueling the national conversation to impeach President Obama, MSNBC is reporting. “Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing Barack Obama from Office,” by New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Klein and Brenda J. Elliott, is set to be released Tuesday. The book lays out the blueprint for impeaching Obama, alleging high crimes, misdemeanors, bribery and other offenses committed against the U.S. Constitution and the limitations on the executive office. reported: “The national conversation to impeach the president has been fueled in part by an upcoming book ‘Impeachable Offenses: The Case for Removing...
  • Strange new (How freed American slaves founded a new country . . . on slavery)

    08/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2013 | LARRY GETLEN
    During Revolutionary times, to be “enlightened” often meant having enough compassion that you were willing to free your slaves — but only upon your death. So when founding fathers such as George Washington began to pass away around 1800, their slaves were set free into a country that had no desire for them. The result, as James Ciment writes in this thorough account of an experimental nation, was to send free blacks whence they came, to Africa. Liberia was the country created by freed American slaves who, perversely, became slave owners themselves.
  • Scholarly book presents ‘hidden history’ of Nazi 'gun control

    08/11/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 8/11/13 | David Codrea
    Would Nazi Germany’s systematic enslavement and extermination policies have gone unchallenged by victim populations if the Third Reich had not imposed and expanded on the “gun control” edicts of the Weimar Republic? The question has been explored for decades now, by innovative civil rights groups presenting groundbreaking research, like Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, as well as by a handful of Second Amendment scholars. Unfortunately, for those interested in a more complete understanding, it has gone unasked and unmentioned in most “mainstream” history books. “A skeptic could surmise that a better-armed populace might have made no difference,” the...
  • Free Gunsmithing Book (Today only, I think)

    08/05/2013 5:47:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 61 replies
    For you Kindle owners. A little dated, but it's supposed to be some kind of classic.
  • Chilling: Author Brad Thor Reveals the Extremely Powerful Agency behind new book ‘Hidden Order’

    07/14/2013 6:48:11 AM PDT · by opentalk · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | July 9, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Author Brad Thor warned about the NSA surveillance state in his last book “Black List,” and in a recent interview with TheBlaze’s Jon Seidl, described the subject of his newest book as an organization “more secretive than the NSA, CIA, and some people claim more powerful than the United States government itself.” On Glenn Beck’s radio program Tuesday, coinciding with the book’s release date, Thor revealed the agency behind “Hidden Order”: the Federal Reserve.… When he peels back the layers, Thor said, Harvath discovers that the Fed “is doing things nobody in America could ever imagine could be done…” “And...
  • Mark Levin Declares WAR on Statism w/ 'The Levin Liberty Project'

    07/11/2013 6:34:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 July 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    The highly-influential 'Great One' Mark Levin -who's shows I download and listen to religiously- has unleashed his long-awaited battle plan for facing today's unified Obammunist-RINO front on the federal level (or rather, out-flanking them) The Levin Liberty Project... The best-selling author outlined an initiative to take-our-country-back on the air yesterday, in which he proposes new constitutional amendments and a re-invigoration of the states' power, to be fully-outlined in his new book 'The Liberty Amendments: Restoring The American Republic' (print copy available August 13th). Levin said that the Founders clearly feared the type of soft tyranny we find attacking our personal sovereignty on every level today......

    06/01/2013 8:51:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 1 June, 2013 | NA
    This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the Second Amendment, and the type of crap that may be or is going on in this country. While fictional, this book nails it on the loss of our freedoms and the sentiments of many pro-2A folks out there. This book has been out of print for a long time, and to score a copy one would have to spend $70 or more on eBay or Amazon. For now, that’s over. Buy direct from John Ross’ website. By the way, I’m not getting paid for this plug. I read the book...
  • Al Gore's new book predicts the future (Sex Poodle would use US military in global policy)

    05/31/2013 2:46:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CBC ^ | 5/27/13
    First aired on The Sunday Edition (12/5/13) **SNIP** Gore's book isn't all doomsday; he does offer a sense of hope for the future. He says there are other forms of energy that we can use but there are certain obstacles to using them. "The main problem that blocks our pathway to renewable energy is the political and economic power of the legacy industries that depend upon our willingness to continue using the Earth's atmosphere as an open sewer to all of this global warming pollution," he said. He blames a lot of these blockades on politicians and corporations in the...
  • Is Hillary planning to admit to some of her lies?

    05/30/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies ^ | 5-30-2013 | Bookworm
    For those of you who always thought that Hillary was lying about everything, you’re about to be proven right. Moreover, the news is going to come from a very unexpected source: Hillary herself. The National Enquirer, which has stuck very close to honest reporting since getting burned in a long-ago libel suit, reports that Hillary has decided to stop the lies and tell the truth in an upcoming memoir. Simon & Schuster will pay her $25 million for writing the book, which she hopes will inoculate her 2016 presidential run against any future ugly revelations. According to the National Enquirer’s...
  • Hillary To Claim To Be Bisexual In Tell-all Book

    05/25/2013 3:40:02 PM PDT · by MikeJ · 95 replies
    It's hard to remain hip when you are approaching 70 I guess.
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/13/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    The most extraordinary things about this truly incredible tale of World War II are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and Eduard Daladier and former commanders-in-chief...
  • Harper Lee sues agent over To Kill a Mockingbird copyright

    05/04/2013 1:41:37 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 98 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | May 4, 2013 | David Batty
    Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, has sued her literary agent for allegedly duping her into assigning him the copyright on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. In the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan, Lee says Samuel Pinkus, the son-in-law of Lee's long-time agent, Eugene Winick, took advantage of her failing hearing and eyesight to transfer the rights on the book, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and became an Oscar-winning film. The 87-year-old says she has no memory of agreeing to relinquish her rights or signing the agreement that cements the purported transfer.
  • ‘Guns across the Border’ tells inside story of Operation Wide Receiver CI

    04/26/2013 3:29:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 April, 2013 | David Codrea
    “Operation Wide Receiver,” a precursor to “Operation Fast and Furious” wherein U.S. guns were bought by straw purchasers and “walked” under the noses of ATF investigators into Mexico, has been the subject of numerous Gun Rights Examiner reports. The central figure in those reports was Mike Detty, a gun writer, a firearms dealer, and the confidential informant who literally risked his life over the course of years to do what he believed was right, only to find the obvious criminals weren’t the only ones he couldn’t trust. Detty has written about his role in a book that’s so new it...
  • Al Gore's new book The Future paints a grim picture (Sex Poodle bills himself as an optimist)

    04/06/2013 4:29:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Australian ^ | 4/06/13 | David Taylor
    **SNIP** Gore outlines a conflict in which the "global mind", an educated world population united by the internet, is pitted against Earth Inc, global corporations with no national allegiance, which cannot see past the next quarter, alongside politicians who look no farther than the next set of growth figures. Quarterly capitalism he calls it, which measures profit and forgets to measure consequences like pollution. Jobs are no longer being outsourced abroad, they are being robo-sourced, he says - lost forever to technology. He talks not so much in complete paragraphs as draft chapters, fizzing with ideas and references, from Burma...
  • ‘Essential Liberty’ is a thriller with characters deserving of a deeper look

    02/15/2013 6:24:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 February, 2013 | David Codrea
    I rarely do book reviews. I not only don’t have time, but I’m actually uncomfortable doing them. That’s because if I don’t care for a book enough to recommend it, that is, to put my name behind an endorsement and encourage readers to buy a copy, I realize it’s generally simply a matter of subjective preference, so I don’t figure it’s my place to publicly rain on someone’s labor of love, hopes and hard work. And that’s why my policy is I will only give good reviews. None of this is to say books I’ve chosen to not review...
  • Chris Kyle interview on CSPAN1 NOW!!

    02/04/2013 12:19:05 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 1 replies
    CSPAN ^ | Unknown | CSPAN1
    An old interview with Chris Kyle is now airing on CSPAN1.. Discussing his book, 'American Sniper'. God bless you, Chris. You were a great man and an American hero. You will NEVER be forgotten.
  • Let´s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

    01/18/2013 2:11:00 PM PST · by opentalk · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    <p>In the last 24 hours,the media have scrutinized Notre Dame All-American linebacker Manti Te'o's life more completely than they did President Barack Obama's in the last eight years. And that is shameful -- on both counts.</p>
  • Neo-Communism Out of the Closet

    01/18/2013 5:25:46 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 19 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 1-17-2013 | David Horowitz - Review & Commentary
    January 17, 2013 Neo-Communism Out of the Closet by David Horowitz Oliver StoneÂ’s Untold History of the United States is a ludicrous encapsulation of the KremlinÂ’s view of the Cold War, amplified by the Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Daniel Ortega, Hugo Chavez, Hamas version of the post-Communist decades. Indeed, America is portrayed by the Stone-Kuznick author-team as such an evil force in the events of the last 75 years, they evoke overt sympathy for the Germans and the Japanese during World War II, as well as for Stalin himself, and then for really any self-declared enemy of the United States,...
  • Book on Talk Radio Hailed By Book Critics and Conservative Commentators

    01/03/2013 8:53:16 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 16 replies
    News Release ^ | 12/02/2012 | The Right Frequency
    Talk radio is again a focal point of debate in America in light of the recent election. Some argue that Republicans must discard the advice of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Others contend the radio hosts are still the most formidable voice of conservative commentary in the face of four more years of a Democratic president. The Right Frequency by Fred V. Lucas, a book that traces talk radio from its roots to becoming a dynamic force in conservative politics, has been well received by book critics and conservative commentators throughout the country. Publishers Weekly says, “Lucas’s love and knowledge...
  • Boston church, seeking funds, decides to sell 372-year-old hymn book

    12/05/2012 7:46:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 4, 2012 | Jenny Che
    Looks like alms aren’t going to be enough for this congregation. The Old South Church in Boston, one of the oldest in the nation, just voted to auction off a 372-hymn book worth $10 to $20 million.
  • Iowahawk says he might write a book? Yes, please!

    11/23/2012 4:39:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 23, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As Twitchy readers are well aware, we have major love for the hilarious and irreverent Iowahawk. So, when we heard that he’s considering writing a book, we couldn’t help but feel thrills up our legs.
  • The Squeeze

    11/21/2012 8:30:14 PM PST · by madison10 · 8 replies
    Self | 11/21/2012 | MaddieTen
    The Squeeze: An Economic Theory Premise of the book: A western country is running low on funds to keep their economy, with its soon-to-be totally dependent peoples, rolling along. Ruling from the shadows is an evil governing body, let's call them, hmmmm..."The Squeezers," that come up with what they believe to be a brilliant plan. The Plan: They make a law so impossible to follow and difficult to understand that it is always open to interpretation, totally fluid. The Care Institutions are forced to follow the law and in doing so the Squeezed who have been saving, working and watching...
  • Gun Found in Hollowed-Out Library Book [IN]

    10/28/2012 6:05:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 26 October, 2012 | NA
    There quite a tale that goes with a book donated to the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library this week, and it's got nothing to do with fiction. An employee cracking open a copy of Robert Stone's Outbridge Reach found the book hollowed out with a historic-looking handgun inside, Valparaiso police said. The weapon was described by police as a gold, wooden handle, A.S.M. brand, .31-caliber, single shot, black powder gun. Due to the volume of donations received by the library, officials said there's no way to know from whom the book came. Police said, however, the...
  • Gun found in hollowed-out book donated to Illinois library

    10/27/2012 10:28:05 AM PDT · by Altariel · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 27, 2012 | NBC Chicago
    VALPARAISO, Ill. -- There's quite a tale that goes with a book donated to the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library this week, and it's got nothing to do with fiction. An employee cracking open a copy of Robert Stone's "Outbridge Reach" found the book hollowed out with a historic-looking handgun inside, Valparaiso police said. The weapon was described by police as a gold, wooden handle, A.S.M. brand, .31-caliber, single shot, black powder gun. Due to the volume of donations received by the library, officials said there's no way to know from whom the book came. Police said,...
  • O, Michelle ‘talked divorce’

    10/23/2012 7:42:16 PM PDT · by JediJones · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2012 | New York Post
    <p>They’re the picture of marital bliss today but the Obamas were once headed for divorce — and friends of the future president worried he was suicidal during a low point in his career, controversial new biography “The Amateur” claims.</p>
  • [3/12, 2011] Bill Maher to Muslim Rep. Keith Ellison: The Koran Is a “Hate-Filled Holy Book” (Video)

    09/15/2012 11:11:56 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 18 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | march 12th 2011 | Jim Hoft
    Well… Now that was bold. Let’s see how well this goes over with the Muslims… Bill Maher told radical far left Congressman Keith Ellison that the Koran is a “hate-filled holy book.”
  • Naomi Wolf Writes Biography About Her Lady Parts

    08/27/2012 1:04:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    News Busters ^ | 8-27-2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    Your humble correspondent is so fascinated by his own navel that he spends hours each day just staring at it. In fact, I am so absorbed by that body part that I am planning on writing a biography about it called "Belly Button: A New Biography." Should you think that I am over the top in narcissistic self-absorbtion, that is nothing compared to the book that former Al Gore "alpha male" consultant, Naomi Wolf, has written. I shall put the title of her about to be released book under the fold to give you the opportunity to put your coffee...
  • Pope Benedict has completed 3rd volume of Jesus of Nazareth

    08/02/2012 2:51:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    EWTN ^ | August 2, 2012
    Pope Benedict XVI has completed the 3rd and final volume of his work, Jesus of Nazareth, the Vatican has disclosed.The Pope's latest book, which focuses on the Gospel accounts of Christ's infancy, was apparently completed while the Pontiff was vacationing at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. Pope Benedict has regularly used his vacation time for writing projects, and there are rumors that he is now working on an encyclical to introduce the Year of Faith that starts in October.The 3rd volume of Jesus of Nazareth is now being translated from the German of the original manuscript into several other...
  • Report: Obama Canceled Bin Laden Raid Three Times

    07/30/2012 11:47:59 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies
    Power Line ^ | JULY 30, 2012 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    The Daily Caller has a preview of an explosive claim contained in a book by Richard Miniter that will be published next month: Before finally approving the SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama blocked it three times: At the urging of Valerie Jarrett, President Barack Obama canceled the operation to kill Osama bin Laden on three separate occasions before finally approving the May 2, 2011 Navy SEAL mission, according to an explosive new book scheduled for release August 21. The Daily Caller has seen a portion of the chapter in which the stunning revelation appears. In ”Leading...
  • Author David Maraniss Distraught Conservatives Using Book to Debunk Obama

    06/21/2012 10:18:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 6/21/12 | Randy Hall |
    Liberal historian and Barack Obama biographer David Maraniss is almost beside himself that people everywhere are talking about his new book Barack Obama: The Story. While most authors would be overjoyed at the amount of free publicity that Maraniss is receiving, the veteran author is almost distraught that conservatives are talking about the book in a way he didn't intend--to debunk many of the lies and half-truths that President Obama told about his young adulthood in his autobiography, Dreams From My Father. As conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh noted during his radio program on Wednesday, Maraniss is “in crisis”...
  • My Mother, Castigo Cay, and Matt Bracken (Travis McGee)

    06/08/2012 3:31:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Vanity | 8 June, 2012 | marktwain
    A woman lay on the bed in a small house in the north woods. An old woman, her sight was gone, she could no longer walk, she could not hear well, her world had shrunk to this small house and a few of her children and friends. She was 97 years old. She hurt, her bones ached, she was tired and yet, her mind was clear. For a time, she lived in the Caribbean, rode fast boats, knew heroes, defeat, and victory. This woman is my mother, and she knew some of the joy of life again as I read...