Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $75,112
Woo hoo!! And now over 85%!! Less than $12.9k to go!! Thank you all very much!!

Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Upon the Rock, a short story

    11/24/2015 4:53:42 PM PST · by tbw2
    Hubpages ^ | 11/23/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    A story written imagining what happens if we don't fight the world-wide wave of Jihad but continue to appease and retreat.
  • Sanders is top contender in Time's Person of the Year poll

    11/24/2015 12:35:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) currently leads online polling for Time magazine's 2015 Person of the Year, with less than two weeks to go before voting ends. The Democratic presidential candidate, a self-described democratic socialist, leads among the magazine's readers with 11.2 percent of the overall vote in the survey...
  • Drop the gun or forget sex forever

    11/22/2015 9:20:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/22/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    When all else fails, try no sex. Chicago’s street violence is so bad that a very brave and self-composed South Side woman, April Lawson, is organizing black women to vow no sex until the killing stops, like now! “Make sure these fools put down their guns,” she’s telling her lady warriors. And her sex strike mission is based on Aristophanes’ classic Greek play, “Lysistrata!” To stop the perpetual war between Athens and Sparta, a strong Athenian woman “explains to the other women: They are to withhold sexual privileges from their menfolk as a means of forcing them to bring an...
  • Laugh Factory Joke of the Day SUCKS!!!

    11/20/2015 9:50:27 AM PST · by amorphous · 30 replies
    Laugh Factory ^ | 20 Nov 2015 | Submitted By: mikayla davis
    Yo' Mama is so ugly, yo' daddy takes her to work with him so he doesn't have to kiss her goodbye.
  • Carson In 1999 Book: I’m Not A Conservative Republican

    11/13/2015 6:24:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Megan Apper
    “…I describe myself as an independent. I consider it a waste of our human brainpower to be otherwise.” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson wrote in his 1999 book that he did not identify as a conservative Republican and that he considered it a “waste of human brainpower” to be anything other than an independent. Carson identified as an independent for years in his home state of Maryland, and only recently switched his affiliation to the Republican party last year...
  • Ben Carson, the humblebragging instrument of God (God gave answers to Chemistry test in dream)

    In Carson’s telling, an early instance of heavenly intervention comes during his freshman year at Yale. It is the night before a final exam in chemistry, and Carson, who had developed weak study habits in high school, is hopelessly behind in the class. If he fails, he will have to drop out of pre-med. “Either help me understand what kind of work I ought to do,” Carson prays to God, “or else perform some kind of miracle and help me pass this exam.” While he sleeps, Carson dreams that a nebulous figure enters the chemistry hall and begins working out...
  • Why no "Pro War" novels, stories, movies?

    11/09/2015 4:56:11 AM PST · by j.argese · 18 replies
    n/a ^ | 11/9/15 | j.argese
    With the release of this new movie about Stalin enabler, cheerleader and pom-pom girl Dalton Trumbo, it got me to thinking about his novel "Johnny Got His Gun". It also got me to thinking about the lack of literature which would support the fight for Western Values, considering the existential threat we face. Your thoughts?
  • Fox:Destiny and power -- The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush

    11/06/2015 9:02:01 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 6, 2015 | Staff
    President George H. W. Bush lost his bid for reelection in 1992. And it hurt. Until now, however, we didn't know how much. But with the special Fox News Reporting - Destiny and Power – The Private Diaries of George Herbert Walker Bush, we take a deep look at the man, actually hearing his own thoughts and feelings through the audio diary he kept while in the White House. It will be the first time this material has been released to the public. You can see this new special Friday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET on The Fox News...
  • Rand Paul’s New Book Sells Fewer Than 500 Copies In Two Weeks

    11/06/2015 7:50:25 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | Nov. 5, 2015 | Andrew Kaczynski, Megan Apper
    Paul’s book, Our Presidents & Their Prayers, a 36,000-word account about the faith of U.S. presidents, had only sold 80 copies in the first six days, according to the BookScan numbers. Today the number of sales for Paul’s book stands at 440 through Sunday, according to sources with access to the numbers.
  • The Raven

    10/15/2015 5:11:32 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 13 replies
    Edgar Allen ^ | 1/1/1111 | Poe
  • Jacki Daily interviews Dr Bill Forstchen, author of ONE SECOND AFTER

    10/15/2015 3:02:16 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 26 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 9/15/14 | Jacki Daily
    Dr. Bill Forstchen The United States is now the top energy producer in the world. For that, we are thankful. But all the shale gas, crude oil, coal, nuclear energy and renewables on earth are of little benefit if we do not have a secure means of delivering energy to our homes, our hospitals, schools and even our military. For this reason, we must focus on securing the U.S. electrical grid, the means of delivering our energy, at all costs. Throughout history, literature has played a key role in educating and inspiring the public to think beyond to a world...
  • Washington's Vision

    10/13/2015 4:36:53 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    USHistory.Org ^ | National Tribune, 1880 | told by a gentleman named Anthony Sherman
    This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes. By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I...
  • Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat (excerpts)

    10/04/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by annalex · 7 replies ^ | 2010 | Dr. Peter Hammond
    From Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat. Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military components. The religious component is a beard [sic!] for all of the other components. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to...
  • NY Daily News hires columnist and activist Shaun King (Black Lives Matter/Daily Kos)

    10/03/2015 9:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN Money ^ | October 2, 2015 | Frank Pallotta
    Shaun King, a Daily Kos columnist and a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement, has been hired by the New York Daily News, the paper announced on Friday. Executive Editor Jim Rich said in a staff memo Friday that King will join the tabloid as senior justice writer, a newly created role. The hiring of King along with several others comes at a turbulent time for the paper in which its newsroom endured widespread layoffs of veteran reporters and editors. "Shaun's writing on social inequality, police brutality and race relations in America has been some of the best...
  • What I did on my summer vacation (Travis McGee is back)

    09/26/2015 2:00:56 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 126 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2015 | Travis McGee
    Last June, while sailing from Florida to North Carolina, I was able to realize and 20+ year dream and go dive-planing with dolphins in the open Atlantic ocean.
  • David Cameron 'put his private parts in a dead pig's mouth' claims explosive new book

    09/21/2015 1:13:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | 21 September 2015 | Ben Glaze
    PM rocked by extraordinary claims from former Tory treasurer Lord Ashcroft that he was in a 'dope smoking group' and took part in a debauched initiation, but No 10 says it 'does not recognise' the accusations
  • A VETERANS OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS (Michael Connelly - Constitutional Attorney)

    09/09/2015 2:47:54 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 8 replies
    Connelly (blog) ^ | Sept 7, 2015 | Michael Connelly
    As a member of the U.S. Army I took an oath that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic As a member of the United States Congress you took the same oath; you said the same words. No one ever told me that when I became a veteran that the oath expired or that I was excused from living by it. So who told any of you that you no longer had to abide by your oath? When were you absolved from being loyal to the Constitution, loyal to your...
  • Lessons Learned from the Gulag Archipelago

    08/30/2015 11:09:50 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 31 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 08/30/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is a historical record of the Soviet era work camps, police state and subtle oppressions and outright torture under the Russian government between the First World War and 1956. What are some of the lessons we can draw from this book? What have too many forgotten of the death camps of the Soviet Union?
  • Army veteran writes novel to break out of military action-adventure genre

    08/26/2015 7:22:40 AM PDT · by StAntKnee · 11 replies
    Vanity, no linking to personal sites or Amazon or Goodreads | August 26, 2015 | St Ant Knee
    The novel is Prison of the Soul about a teacher who gets fired from the public school system for manhandling a rape suspect on the campus, a kid he caught in the act. (Sound contemporary?) The only job he can get is teaching in a one-room school behind bars in the state's supermax for violent juvenile delinquents. More than the obvious hook, it's an exploration of that aspect of the human condition wherein we build our own prisons by self-imposed limitations and fears.
  • Book number 8 is launched! 'EMP: Heading Home' is finished.

    08/25/2015 5:25:18 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 08/25/2015 | ASB
    Just a bit of vain, personal joy today. On my ongoing journey of being a novelist, I am happy to have put out my 8th book (6th novel). My life goal is to have 100 books in print by the time I semi-retire, so I am only 92 short of the goal now. This book, EMP: Heading Home, is the sequel to my novel EMP from last year. I heard from a lot of angry people about how, in the first book, they hated that David did not go to Chicago to get his wife and daughter and instead stayed...
  • Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Tyranny? An Excerpt from Michael Walshs New Book.

    08/19/2015 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    Michael Walshs new book The Devils Pleasure Palace is pivotal in its explication of how poor and purely evil ideas have subverted America, and eaten away at the pillars of Western civilization. While we often hear the refrain ideas have consequences, too frequently we attribute the decline of the American system to politics or particular political figures, while giving the power of ideas short thrift. But as Walshs important work illustrates, ideas are everything, and if you lose the war of them you lose all of the other battles too. One such idea that has trumped to date deals with...

    08/18/2015 11:45:40 AM PDT · by Entropy Squared · 14 replies
    Jay Currie ^ | August 16, 2015 | Jay Currie
    Various people have asked me why I will not vote for Stephen Harper and the Conservatives in this election. While the Cons failure to seriously tackle the deficit, reduce the size of government and begin to dismantle the Liberal state are all good reasons, I probably would hold my nose one more time if it were not for one, fundamental fact: C-51. And I might have even given Harper a pass on C-51 if I didnt know the Conservative record on free speech, the perversion of the Human Rights Commission and the legal thuggery which attended it. Connie Fournier and...
  • Day of the Blob, A right Wing, Rock and Roll Nightmare

    08/10/2015 9:18:13 AM PDT · by Reverend Saltine · 3 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 |
    It began normally. I woke up yet one more time after a night's sleep---"sleep:" the little brother of death. I'm seventy, so, I'm always surprised anymore when I actually wake up alive. I confirmed I was still alive. I farted, long and loud. It went on forever; I felt my body shrink; I thought I might deflate like a balloon. It was an old man's relief. But, yes, it proved I was still alive: I fart; therefore I am. I managed to haul myself in a kind of situp onto the edge of the bed using both arms and my...
  • The Bookstore - By Jethro

    08/05/2015 2:35:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 9 replies
    iOTWREPORT ^ | 8-5-2015 | Big Fur Hat
    August 5, 2015The Bookstore - By Jethro by Big Fur Hat So, I was walking through the mall and I saw that there was a Muslim bookstore. I was wondering what exactly was in a Muslim bookstore so I went in. As I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk stopped me and asked if he could help me. I asked, Do you have a copy of Donald Trumps book on his U.S. Immigration Policy regarding Muslims and illegal Mexicans? The clerk said, F off, get out and stay out! I said, Yes, thats the one. Do you have...
  • Ted Cruzs book royalties may be higher than Scott Walkers net worth

    08/04/2015 7:12:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 3, 2015 | Katie Zezima and Anu Narayanswamy
    A presidential primary race that features a front-runner whose self-reported assets are worth more than $10 billion dollars also features a candidate who owes thousands of dollars on a credit card with an interest rate above 27 percent. In new financial disclosure forms released Monday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declares assets of between $36,000 and $190,000 and liabilities of at least $120,000, including a credit card with between $10,001 and $15,000 on it and an interest rate of 27.24 percent. The debt was incurred in 2014, according to the statement. Walker also reports having between $100,001 and $500,000 in student...
  • Iran publishes book on how to outwit US and destroy Israel

    08/01/2015 8:44:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 1, 2015 | Amir Taheri
    While Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama do their best to paper over the brutality of the Iranian regime and force through a nuclear agreement, Irans religious leader has another issue on his mind: The destruction of Israel. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a new book called Palestine, a 416-page screed against the Jewish state. A blurb on the back cover credits Khamenei as The flagbearer of Jihad to liberate Jerusalem. A friend sent me a copy from Iran, the only place the book is currently available, though an Arabic translation is promised soon. Obama administration officials likely...
  • Revisiting Shelby Foote's Enduring Work

    07/29/2015 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 25 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 7/28/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Foote's narrative is such a breath of fresh air when compared to much of the politically motivated and agenda driven Civil War history of recent years. That alone would make it bad enough but, in addition, much of what is being written is not only poor history, it is poor literature. (Foote remains of the few adults in a room of Civil War historians populated by juveniles.)
  • NYTimes Moves Cruz Behind Jimmy Carter on Bestseller List Despite Selling 58% More Books

    07/23/2015 5:54:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    The latest New York Times bestseller list has Ted Cruz's A Time for Truth at number 8. Just above him is former President Jimmy Carter's A Full Life, coming in at 7. The strange thing, however, is that Cruz sold almost 60 percent more copies of his book last week than Carter. According to Bookscan, which tracks the number of books sold, Cruz sold 8,814 last week. Carter sold only 5,147. The New York Times list does not indicate either author's books were purchased in bulk orders. Cruz was left off the list the first week his book came out...
  • Printable graphs explaining compound interest

    07/22/2015 5:53:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    myself ^ | 7-22-15 | TZ
    I'm looking for printable charts that show how compound interest works to show young relatives the effects of saving and compare starting sooner rather than later and how having time on your side works. It would be helpful if it could be changed to various rates and ages to play with the numbers.
  • The Day John McCain Got Shot Down

    07/21/2015 5:33:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 67 replies
    Pythia Press ^ | 2010 | Zalin Grant
    The Day John McCain Got Shot Down Did He Show the Right Stuff? By Zalin Grant John McCain received mixed reviews from fellow pilots when he arrived on the USS Oriskany in 1967, a month before he was shot down and captured. Cal Swanson, commander of fighter squadron VF-162, was enthusiastic. Swanson thought McCain proved he had the right stuff by getting himself assigned to the Oriskany, an aircraft carrier sailing off the coast of North Vietnam in the South China Sea. The Oriskany had seen more combat and suffered heavier casualties than any ship in the Vietnam War. McCains...
  • British archives hiding royal familys links to anti-Semitism in 1930s, says historian

    07/20/2015 3:32:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies ^ | July 19, 2015 | JP O Malley
    LONDON In April 1945, code-breakers at Bletchley Park, England, intercepted the following telegram from Adolf Hitler, who was then under siege in his bunker in Berlin: The Fhrer attaches importance to the President of the Red Cross, the Duke of Coburg, on no account falling into enemy hands. Karina Urbach, a German historian, believes that whatever information Hitler shared with Carl Edward, the Duke of Coburg who was a grandson of Queen Victoria, and a close blood relative to the current British monarchy it was damning enough to warrant an assassination request. Coburg, though, would manage to...
  • The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell

    07/18/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 32 replies
    Essential Civil War Curriculom ^ | 07/15/2015 | Richard G. Williams, Jr.
    Then arose that do or die expression, that maniacal maelstrom of sound; that penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood curdling noise that could be heard for miles and whose volume reached the heavens such an expression as never yet came from the throats of sane men, but from men whom the seething blast of an imaginary hell would not check while the sound lasted. ~ Confederate Colonel Keller Anderson of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade There are few aspects of the Civil War which have been engrained in American culture and remembrance more than the Confederate soldiers Rebel Yell . . ."
  • Meghan McCain to Join Fox News Channel as Contributor (Exclusive)

    07/16/2015 10:47:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Variety ^ | July 16, 2015 | Brian Steinberg, Senior TV Editor
    Meghan McCain, the political scion who has won public fame as a blogger, commentator and TV-show host, will join Fox News Channel as a contributor, Variety has learned. A spokesperson for the network confirmed the hire. McCain is expected to contribute to the networks primetime and daytime programming. McCain, the oldest daughter of U.S. Senator John McCain, a Republican, joins as Fox News Channel, like other news outlets, heads into a frenzied pre-season for the 2016 election for U.S. president. Already, more than a dozen different candidates for the Republican nomination have thrown their hat into the ring. McCain, who...
  • Atticus Finch's Summation

    07/14/2015 1:38:23 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 21 replies ^ | 1960 | (Nelle) Harper Lee
    On the Occasion of the Release of Harper Lee's Second Book[Scout (Harper Lee) and Dill (Truman Capote) return to court after Dill became emotionally overcome at the trial's mockery of justice; they have missed part of Atticus' summation.] "Gentlemen," he was saying, "I shall be brief, but I would like to use my remaining time with you to remind you that this case is not a difficult one, it requires no minute sifting of complicated facts, but it does require you to be sure beyond all reasonable doubt as to the guilt of the defendant. To begin with, this...
  • On Ted Cruz Book, NY Times Needs to Put Up or Shut Up

    07/13/2015 12:29:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 13, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Last Thursday, The New York Times made a very serious allegation against a sitting Senator and presidential candidate. When asked by Politicos Dylan Byers why Ted Cruzs bestselling book A Time for Truth was kept of its bestsellers list, they alleged that the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that someone (read: someone hired by Cruz) made strategic bulk purchases of the book. Essentially, Cruz was accused of using dirty tricks to try to get his book to the top of the bestsellers list. The next day, Cruzs publisher HarperCollins has spoken out, saying they reviewed sales data and found no...
  • One-Act Play Reveals Why The New York Times Kept Cruzs Book Off The Bestseller List

    07/10/2015 4:59:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will not see his book A Time For Truth on The New York Times bestseller list. Even though the book sold 11,854 copies in its first week, ranking higher than 18 of the 20 books on the latest list, the Times told Cruzs publisher HarperCollins that his book didnt meet that standard to get recognized. The Times, which previously blocked Dinesh DSouzas bestseller America from getting on the list, later told Politico that they found evidence that sales [for Cruzs book] were limited to strategic bulk purchases. While the Times has yet to show anyone...
  • HarperCollins disputes N.Y. Times on Ted Cruz book: 'No evidence of bulk sales'

    07/10/2015 11:45:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico's Dylan Byers On Media ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    The publisher HarperCollins is disputing the New York Times' claim that Ted Cruzs new book was disqualified from its bestseller list because its sales had been driven by "strategic bulk purchases." The On Media blog reported Thursday that the Times was keeping Cruz's "A Time For Truth" off of its forthcoming bestsellers list, despite the fact that the book has sold more copies in its first week than all but two of the Times' bestselling titles. In an email, Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy attributed that decision to an "overwhelming preponderance of evidence... that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases."...
  • 6/11/14: Preppers Underground Guide to Improvised Weapons! How to Protect Yourself W/out a Firearm

    07/05/2015 12:35:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Firearms ^ | June 11, 2014
    I think you'll be shocked by what you are about to read. If you believe we are heading for any number of wide-spread emergencies in the near future you may be making plans. Believe it or not, many people are making a fatal mistake by overlooking a serious component of their preparation. You may have plenty of stockpiled firearms and ammunition. But what will you do if you are under attack and can't get to your firearms? Whether you are planning for Armageddon, trying to win back control of your hijacked airliner from radical extremists, or just trying to stay...
  • The book Ted Cruz really wanted to write

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    ThePolitico's The KGB File ^ | July 2, 2015 | Kate Bennett
    He hoped to emulate Barack Obama's memoir 'Dreams from My Father', which left a lasting impression. With his new book out this week, Ted Cruz is doing what he does best: getting a lot of attention by attacking just about everyone. But the political memoir that hes calling A Time for Truth wasnt really the book Cruz started out wanting to write, says a source close to the Texas senator and presidential candidate. In fact, Cruz was hoping to emulate the writing of a man he has called lawless and an apologist for radical Islamic terrorists (among other fine...
  • Essence Music Festival to Get Serious on Black Lives

    07/01/2015 9:17:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 1, 2015 | Maya Rhodan
    Much of the annual 4-day event will focus on the black lives matter movement.Civil rights leaders will join survivors of tragedy for a frank discussion on the black lives matter movement in New Orleans this week. The 21st annual Essence Music Festival, hosted every Fourth of July weekend, will take on a more serious tone during a series of daytime events at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. At the festivals Empowerment Series, Rev. Al Sharpton will share a stage with Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, in conversations on injustices facing the black community....
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. The event ticket includes you and a guest, said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed. As the son...
  • Benjamin Franklin, an American Life

    06/30/2015 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/30/15 | Ed Wood
    Sometimes the rigors of daily life just get too overwhelming, causing me to turn to other less stressful items of interest. So I am now reading, Benjamin Franklin An American Life, by famed biographer, Walter Isaacson. Ben Franklin It is already an amazing story about an amazing man, and I am not half way through its 586 pages small type, no pictures! Benjamin Franklin: author, inventor, scientist, politician, raconteur. But he considered himself, first and foremost, to be a printer. And would generally sign his name, Benjamin Franklin, printer. For in that Colonial period, a printer was a...
  • By the People, A Book Review

    06/27/2015 4:16:03 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 2 replies
    Hubpages ^ | 06/27/2015 | Tamara Wilhite
    What does Mr. Murray say we can do to take back our freedoms, when the legislature and courts do nothing?
  • 'Echoes of Apollo' is an action packed technothriller about the first space war

    06/27/2015 6:04:39 AM PDT · by Marcus · 4 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | June 27, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Echoes of Apollo by George Thompson is the sort of space faring technothriller that Tom Clancy would have been proud to have placed his name on if he was still alive. The novel is a near future story of what amounts to the first space war between China and the United States. Echoes of Apollo not only involve the sort of cutting edge technological toys inherent in the genre, but also makes clever use of the technology of the past. The story also casts a new light on the ongoing debate as to whether or not to return to the...
  • Fahrenheit 451 (proven more prescient than ever)

    06/25/2015 10:44:38 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 16 replies
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury ^ | 1953 | Ray Bradbury
    FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury This one, with gratitude, is for DON CONGDON. FAHRENHEIT 451: The temperature at which book-paper catches fire and burns PART I IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN IT was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history. With...
  • You wont believe how the co-author of one of America's biggest banking regulations cashed in

    06/25/2015 6:29:55 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-25 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Recently, the financial services company Signature Bank announced the appointment of a prominent new board member. Perhaps to the surprise of some, the individual receiving the board seat was none other than the co-author and namesake of one of the nations largest and arguably most significant pieces of banking regulation since the Great Depression, former Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank. How much can Frank expect to earn for his services? Fortune writes that Signatures non-employee board members earned approximately $375,000 in cash and stock for their services last year. Rep. Frank was reportedly also granted restricted shares vesting in March...
  • Think the 2016 GOP primary process favors the establishment? Hugh Hewitt says it benefits Ted Cruz

    06/24/2015 8:08:51 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 13 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-24 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In February of this year the Reince Reforms, the [Reince] Priebus rules require that only four states vote, and those are Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. And Nevada is a caucus state that Rand Paul will win, but which will be dismissed because the Paul supporters there are deep and organized, and caucuses are really false positives, which is important. But hell win it. Hell win some delegates. So the three races that matter are Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. And what really matters are New Hampshire and South Carolina. Ted Cruz has an enormous...
  • 10 years later, heres what happened to the land seized and sold to developers in Kelo v New London

    06/23/2015 8:23:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 23 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-23 | Benjamin Weingarten
    As of early 2015, almost ten years after the Supreme Court upheld the Kelo condemnations, the properties that were the focus of an epic legal battle remain empty and undeveloped. Several plans to redevelop these lots have fallen through. The only creatures making regular use of them in the intervening years have been a colony of feral cats. These failures were not simply caused by adverse publicity resulting from the public backlash against the Supreme Court ruling or by the recession and financial crisis that began in 2008. As a 2005 New York Times article noted, the failure was a...
  • Do Americans hate their own founding principles? Economist Walter E. Williams says yes.

    06/22/2015 8:27:43 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-22 | Benjamin Weingarten
    in 1794, Congress appropriated $15,000 to help some French refugees, and James Madison stood on the floor of the House irate, and he said, and Im quoting him: I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on the [sic] objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. James Madison also said Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. Now, where the contempt comes in is that imagine that a presidential candidate is running today, and he makes the same statements that James...
  • Hewitt: 5 bold reforms Hillary should champion to devastate the GOP and ensure a long Clinton Era

    06/16/2015 7:04:24 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 42 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-06-16 | Benjamin Weingarten
    1. A constitutional amendment abolishing the Electoral College and substituting in its place a direct election of the president by popular vote. 2. A constitutional amendment abolishing the two term limit on the presidency. 3. A constitutional amendment mandating that 5% of GDP be spent on the Pentagons budget, with safeguards that the money actually be spent on soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines and the equipment they need, and not on absurd tack-ons like green energy production for military bases. Rebuild the military and detach it from the GOP, and do so before a coup becomes a reality in the...