Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $71,687
84%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $13.4k to go!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!!

Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Happy Trails (Seavey Bids Adieu; Libertarian-Conservative Entertainment Podcast Continues)

    11/26/2014 11:13:29 AM PST · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | November 26, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    All (good) things must come to an end, as the omnipotent, yet enigmatic, interstellar character Q pointed out to the crew of the USS Enterprise during a particularly harrowing flight. As in Gene Roddenberry-created science-fiction epics, so it is in the world of pop cultural podcasting, which is why this month marks the conclusion of my nearly year-long professional collaboration with my good friend Todd Seavey. Even though Todd is leaving for bigger-and hopefully more lucrative-endeavors, the Perry portion of Seavey and Perry on Culture will persist, as I cycle through a diverse cast of witty anarcho-capitalists willing to plumb...
  • Stonewalled in Obama's Garden of Beasts

    11/24/2014 4:19:16 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 88 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | November 24, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    Stonewalled in Obama’s Garden of Beasts Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington, by Sharyl Atkisson, 2014In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, by Eric Larson, 2011 “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~~George Santayana “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” ~~Attributed to Mark Twain, unverified “Goddammit, Sharyl! The Washington Post is reasonable, the L.A. Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, you’re the only one who’s not reasonable! So, Sharyl Atkisson is the only...
  • How Paperbacks Helped the U.S. Win World War II

    11/21/2014 12:09:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2014 | Jennifer Maloney
    Molly Guptill Manning, with her collection of Armed Services Edition books, discovered that soldiers liked nostalgic books and those with sex scenes. Armed Services Editions created a new audience of readers back home. A decade after the Nazis’ 1933 book burnings, the U.S. War Department and the publishing industry did the opposite, printing 120 million miniature, lightweight paperbacks for U.S. troops to carry in their pockets across Europe, North Africa and the Pacific. The books were Armed Services Editions, printed by a coalition of publishers with funding from the government and shipped by the Army and Navy. The largest of...
  • American Whites a Minority by 2050

    11/18/2014 1:28:32 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 55 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 18 November 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    If current worldwide demographic trends continue, whites are seriously an endangered race. A new baby boom of Hispanic, Asian and black children will make whites a minority in the USA by 2050. White birth rates in America are falling, while immigrants and minorities are having more children. The population surge does not derive directly from immigration, but rather from immigrants alreday in the USA having children. This is in the new book Diversity Explosion by Brookings Institution demographer William Frey. The book contains highly detailed charts and maps showing how falling white birth-rates and rising minority birth-rates will change...
  • Self-publishing vs. traditional publishing: How to choose?

    11/16/2014 9:21:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Miami Herald's Business Monday blog ^ | November 16, 2014 | Siobhan Morrissey, Special to the Miami Herald
    By the time John Kennedy Toole won the Pulitzer Prize for his great American novel, A Confederacy of Dunces, he had been dead for 12 years. Toole reportedly killed himself in part due to years of frustration over unsuccessful attempts to get his outrageously funny book about New Orleans published. It was only after his mother browbeat author Walker Percy into taking up the cause that Louisiana State University Press published the book in 1980. The following year, it won the Pulitzer for fiction. It went from being considered a cult classic to a must-read: More than 1.5 million copies...
  • the election of 1948 and why politics hasn’t changed all that much

    11/16/2014 4:23:51 PM PST · by statestreet · 5 replies
    medium.com ^ | November 16, 2014 | political book review
    It’s hard to get too far into reading a newspaper these days without hearing about how nasty the political game has become. At first glance, it’s an easy assertion to buy into: between the government shutdown, Congress’ inability to pass any meaningful legislation, the vitriolic opposition to compromise coming from both sides of the aisle, etc., etc., things do seem to have changed. The media plays a role in selling the idea, too. Magazine covers and op-eds all trumpet the same message: America just doesn’t seem to work any more. Our collective memory is startlingly short. Anyone who has read...
  • Fiancée of Texas Ebola victim lands book deal

    11/13/2014 9:37:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 13, 2014 | Chris Perez
    The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who died of Ebola in Dallas, has landed a deal to publish a memoir. “I am writing this book to tell people about Eric, about our love story, about our family and about my faith that has been tested but not broken,” Louise Troh said in a statement released Thursday. “The love of my life and the father of my son came to America to marry me,” she added. “It was supposed to be the first happy day of a new life of joy for us all. But before we could...
  • Why a leading financial analyst believes we will see the 'final destruction' of the dollar

    11/12/2014 8:19:51 AM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-11-12 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "[If] the monetary authorities are intent on depreciating the currency, then I think that in the fullness of time they will succeed all too well. …The important thing about QE [quantitative easing] is this idea, this radical precedent is now on the books — the virus as it were is in the monetary bloodstream. ...all of this is…in the books as precedent, and the monetarists and Keynesians are rather preening about the evident success of these interventions, and we can be sure I think that they will not forebear to do more still next time. There will come a time...
  • Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

    11/01/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Geographic's Book Talk ^ | October 29, 2014 | Simon Worrall
    Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men. The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos, rode horses, and fought as hard as the guys. Legends sprang up like weeds. They cut off their breasts to fire their bows better! They mutilated or killed their boy children! Modern (mostly male) scholars continued the confabulations. The Amazons were hard-core feminists. Man haters. Delinquent mothers. Lesbians. Drawing on a wealth of textual, artistic, and archaeological evidence, Adrienne Mayor, author of The Amazons, dispels these myths and...
  • Who Mines The Dilithium?

    10/22/2014 10:26:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 15, 2009 | Doctor Zero
    One of my favorite little moments in the very entertaining new “Star Trek” movie comes when the young James T. Kirk activates the computer system of a car he swiped for a joyride, and the Nokia logo comes up. It’s nice to see Nokia’s still in business in the twenty-third century. Such simple touches help to humanize the Star Trek universe, which had drifted a bit too far from recognizable human experience for audiences to fully engage with its characters. The presence of a good old-fashioned corporate logo in the new movie put me in mind of a long-ago, free-wheeling,...
  • Paul Krugman Uncovers a Right-Wing Conspiracy at Amazon.com

    10/22/2014 12:12:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    The Times columnist suggests a government crackdown for selling conservative books too quickly. Big-government aficionado Paul Krugman is calling for “public action to curb the power” of an entity he can’t quite bring himself to call a monopoly, even as he nonetheless compares its “abuses” to those of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil company. The subject of his ire? “Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America,” Krugman whines. “Does Amazon really have robber-baron-type market power? When it comes to books, definitely,” Krugman insists. “Amazon overwhelmingly dominates online book...
  • Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

    10/22/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 18, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    It has been widely reported that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President John F. Kennedy, shared with family members she was certain that Kennedy’s Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, arranged to have her husband murdered. Soon that conclusion will be heard in the late First Lady’s own words, because audio tapes, recorded of discussions with historian and close family associate, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., between March and June 1964, will be released and excerpts featured on an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The tapes, which insiders describe as...
  • 10 Verses from the Koran Essential to Understanding the Islamic State

    10/14/2014 8:07:34 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-14 | Benjamin Weingarten
    A counterjihadist and Christian apologist takes on the Obama administration narrative.
  • Esquire Names Penelope Cruz 'Sexiest Woman Alive'

    10/13/2014 8:07:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 87 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 13, 2014
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Penelope Cruz is Esquire's "sexiest woman alive." Cruz is the 11th woman to be given the title by the magazine. Previous honorees include Angelina Jolie, Halle Berry, Rihanna, Charlize Theron and Scarlett Johansson.
  • How Democrats expertly apply the five key principles of the Koch Brothers’ business

    10/09/2014 9:29:00 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-09 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In 2007, Charles Koch, CEO of Koch Industries, Inc., published a book titled “The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World’s Largest Private Company,” laying out five principles that comprise his market-based management philosophy, to which he attributes the exponential growth of Koch Industries. As political observers are likely aware, the success of Koch Industries has enabled the Kochs to spend millions of dollars funding libertarian ideological initiatives and Republican political campaigns, something Democrats are not enamored of. Sen. Harry Reid most famously has attacked the Kochs — using them as a caricature for the villainous one percent...
  • How the Russia-China Axis puts America at ‘as great or greater risk than we were in the Cold War’

    10/03/2014 7:02:57 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-03 | Benjamin Weingarten
    "[The U.S. is] reducing our [nuclear] arsenal. We are investing less. All the while our enemies are exponentially increasing their expenditures, making more sophisticated weapons, flouting arms control agreements, and…Vladimir Putin announced a couple of weeks ago that he was taking titular control personally of the Russian arms control agency. So we have a crisis here, and one that’s both been unacknowledged and un-discussed.”
  • 18 absolutely critical quotes on the most dangerous foreign policy threat the U.S. is ignoring

    10/02/2014 9:54:04 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-10-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    “In short, there is a new Cold War in progress, with our old adversaries back in the game, more powerful than they have been for decades, and with America more confused and tentative than it has been since the Carter years.”
  • Obama and Psychohistory (0bama like Asimov's Mule)

    10/02/2014 9:33:02 AM PDT · by haywoodwebb · 8 replies
    Da Tech Guy Blog ^ | 3/9/2014 | John Ruberry
    Obama and psychohistoryby John Ruberry | March 9th, 2014 Isaac Asimov’s greatest and best-known work was the Foundation series. The plot is centered on the mathematical model created by Professor Hari Seldon–one that can scientifically predict the history of our galaxy. On the surface it appears to be a dry read, but plot twists and intriguing characters make the stories work. Barack Obama is not a mathematician and he may not even be a reader of science fiction, but he is a believer in psychohistory. Obama all but tells us he knows how the future looks–and what will remain in...
  • Five books on WWII and Soviet subversion that challenge Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ documentary

    09/29/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 21 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    The major thrust of the books on West’s list — namely that Roosevelt’s cabinet and much of the federal bureaucracy was filled with Communists, fellow travelers, dupes and “useful idiots,” and that at the very least this influenced an FDR agenda that proved heavily favorable towards “Uncle Joe” Stalin and the Soviet Union, enabling its expansion and increasing its sphere of influence well beyond its borders — leads to a total paradigm shift when thinking about the World War II era. It bears noting that in “American Betrayal,” West herself seeks to draw a parallel between the modern-day whitewashing of...
  • Journalist and radio host: The three imperative questions NOT being asked about Benghazi

    09/19/2014 8:32:32 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-19 | Benjamin Weingarten
    An extensive interview on all things Benghazi with radio host, investigative journalist and author of the new book, "The Real Benghazi Story," Aaron Klein.
  • Freedom from Speech

    09/17/2014 8:26:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/17/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) president Greg Lukianoff “Freedom From Speech,” a 61-page broadside written by Freedom for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) president Greg Lukianoff, deftly illustrates the evolving assault on free speech. “The public’s appetite for punishing attempts at candor gone wrong, drunken rants, or even private statements made in anger or frustration seems to be growing at an alarming rate,” Lukianoff warns. The author cites a range of incidents to make his initial point, covering a large and diverse cast of characters. They include former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson,...
  • 10 Lessons From Real-Life Revolutions That Fictional Dystopias Ignore

    09/15/2014 5:47:13 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Kinja ^ | 09/15/2014 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    Today's genre books are full of future dystopias, which only have one weakness: teenagers. And everybody knows that most dystopias are kind of contrived. But here are 10 lessons from real-life rebellions against repressive regimes, that we wish the creators of fictional dystopias would pay attention to. 10. The Enemy of Your Enemy Is Not Your Friend Politics makes strange bedfellows. It even makes some unacknowledged bedfellows. Any repressive government — any government at all, for that matter — will prohibit something. It could be hard drugs, or it could be booze, or it could be untaxed salt, or it...
  • Bracken: "Castigo Cay" and "The Bracken Anthology" Free On Kindle Until Wednesday Night

    This Kindle free run of Castigo Cay and The Bracken Anthology will last until Wednesday September 10th at midnight PST.
  • While the world focuses elsewhere, is China tightening its grip on Hong Kong?

    09/05/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 2 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-09-05 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Recently we have been pouring over “Reagan, In His Own Hand: The Writings of Ronald Reagan that Reveal His Revolutionary Vision for America,” a collection of numerous speeches written by Reagan primarily in the years leading up to his 1980 run for the presidency. One such speech on treaties — and how frequently throughout history they have been broken — is ringing particularly timely, not just in light of the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations or Russia’s eastward march, but in context of two recent stories out of Hong Kong, where as the New York Times writes, “Pro-democracy advocates…are girding for...
  • Tips for living: 'The Provident Prepper' gives solid, clear info on getting prepared (Book review)

    09/03/2014 1:21:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Deseret News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Margot Hovley
    Kylene and Jonathan Jones' book "The Provident Prepper" (Plain Sight Publishing, $16.99) gives straight forward and easy-to-understand details on emergency preparedness. It's a great resource for families or individuals who'd like to learn how to take care of the necessities during an emergency. Written in conversational style, readers can adapt the information to fit their situations. The 358-page book has sections on a variety of topics including survival kits; communication; water storage and purification; food and fuel storage; emergency heating; lighting; and cooking. Here are a few tips the husband and wife team share: In the case of an emergency...
  • In Defense of Amazon

    09/02/2014 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 35 replies
    Slate.com MoneyBox ^ | Sept. 2 2014 | Neal Pollack
    Last August, Amazon flew about 80 writers on its Thomas & Mercer mystery and thriller imprint—including me—to Seattle for a conference. They put us up at the Westin downtown, a nice hotel by any standard, and spent the weekend feeding us well and serving us top-shelf booze at an increasingly fabulous series of parties. There were tourist outings, the usual conference mix of panels and workshops, and a non-stressful visit to the Amazon Death Star. Also, they gave us a free Kindle Paperwhite, a nice touch. With a few exceptions, none of the writers at the conference were particularly famous;...
  • 10 essential quotes from a classic 1689 title made for (but forgotten in) the age of Obama

    08/29/2014 12:49:47 PM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 3 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2014-08-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Today is the birthday of a man who left an indelible imprint on American history and the history of the free world more broadly. The Englishman John Locke was born on August 29, 1632. Locke was one of the most heralded Enlightenment thinkers — preeminent among classical liberals — developing theories on natural rights, property, government, not to mention law and philosophy more broadly that would influence the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Western civilization itself. His intellectual achievements were so great that Thomas Jefferson identified Locke as one of “the three greatest men who ever lived, without any...
  • Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More

    08/23/2014 11:57:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    August 24, 2014 Fareed Zakaria Busted for Plagiarism Once More By Jack Cashill First, I will acknowledge up front that this is a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was a revised version of an earlier American Thinker article, which in itself was an update of the information contained in my book, Deconstructing Obama. But when a Harvard worthy gets busted for literary fraud anew, I feel compelled to update the scorecard. The man on the hot seat once again is Fareed Zakaria. Born to a Muslim family in Mumbai, the fifty year-old Harvard Ph.D....
  • The Hangman

    08/19/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1964 | Maurice Ogden
    Into our town the Hangman came. Smelling of gold and blood and flame and he paced our bricks with a diffident air and built his frame on the courthouse square The scaffold stood by the courthouse side, Only as wide as the door was wide; A frame as tall, or little more, Than the capping sill of the courthouse door And we wondered, whenever we had the time. Who the criminal, what the crime That the Hangman judged with the yellow twist of knotted hemp in his busy fist. And innocent though we were, with dread, We passed those eyes...
  • Report: Simon & Schuster imprint rejected book about Bergdahl because it might hurt Obama

    08/13/2014 2:01:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Caller, you would think an eyewitness account of the disappearance of the last American POW in Afghanistan would be easy money for a publisher. But sometimes there are higher considerations. While the U.S. Army weighs whether to bring charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was freed earlier this year after spending nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, six of his former platoon mates are shopping proposals for a book and movie that would render their own harsh verdicts… “I’m not sure we can publish this book without the Right using it to their ends,”...
  • A Remarkable 37th President

    08/07/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of President; the first and only President to do so. I was just into my thirties in 1968, the year Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President of the United States. What I recall most of that year was the way the Chicago police, after enduring an onslaught of name-calling and insults from anti-war protesters aggressively drove them away from their effort to disrupt the Democratic Party convention that would nominate Hubert Humphrey. His...
  • NASA Confirms The Plausibility of Reactionless Drives??!!

    08/01/2014 4:13:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 66 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 8-1-2014 | Ace
    Let me geek out on you (I love science) and explain to you the science (I love science) and why this had previously been confined to the pages of science fiction (I am a nerd; and oh Dear Sweet Bunsen-Burner Lighting Lord, do I love science). So it's a pretty firmly established principle that every act causes, and requires, an equal and opposite reaction. If I understand this right (did I mention I love science?), this means that any space vessel will have to carry with it an enormous amount of reaction mass. You can't -- we think, or thought...
  • The Point of Escape

    07/31/2014 9:04:04 AM PDT · by WellyP · 3 replies
    31 July 2014 | WellyP
    Here is a great new bookd just out on Amazon and Kindle http://www.amazon.com/.../ref=pe_385040_30332200_TE_item "The Point of Escape' by J. F. Hussey
  • To the women of America: 4 reasons to hate 50 Shades of Grey

    07/31/2014 12:31:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | July 25, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    To the women of America: Please do not underestimate the significance of this. Here, now, you have been given the opportunity to grab ahold of our society and drag it back from the precipice. You cannot cure all of our ills, but, if you answer the call, you can at least help us take one small step toward peace and prosperity. This is truly a seminal moment in our history. The weight of our future, our children’s future, our children’s children’s future, partially rests on the decision you are facing. Your task, ladies, is simple. All you must do is...
  • Jesse Ventura: Don’t feel sorry for Chris Kyle’s widow, I’m the victim here

    07/30/2014 10:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 30, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Jesse Ventura, Minnesota’s former governor, won his lawsuit against the late Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle on Tuesday. He claimed he was defamed in that book and, while a jury agreed, the vainglorious former wrestler-turned-politician-turned-conspiracy-buff has not exactly comported himself in a fashion that elicits much sympathy. After having been awarded nearly $2 million to be paid by the late serviceman’s widow, one might assume that Ventura would simply slip away and enjoy his victory. It seems, however, Ventura’s narcissism prevented him from taking the tasteful approach here. In an appearance on CBS News’ This Morning on...
  • Jesse Ventura Response What He’s Going to Do With the $1.8 Million Settlement in Chris Kyle Lawsuit

    07/30/2014 2:17:59 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 80 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Jason Howerton
    Jesse Ventura, on Tuesday, was awarded a $1.8 million settlement in a defamation lawsuit he filed against slain Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. The former Minnesota governor has alleged that Kyle intentionally lied when he claimed that he punched him in a bar after he said the Navy SEALs deserved to “lose a few.” Ventura was asked Wednesday what he plans to do with the nearly $2 million that will come from the Kyle estate on CBS’ “This Morning,” with one of the anchors mentioning that it will be taken from Kyle’s widow, Taya, and two children....
  • The hidden evil in Thomas the Tank Engine

    07/25/2014 6:00:04 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 38 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/24/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ms. Tracy Van Slyke has uncovered such a dastardly attack upon our vulnerable youth, it’s shocking that nobody else before her noticed this malign cancer hiding in plain sight.  She has exposed Thomas the Tank Engine as a pernicious evil, causing so much “classism, sexism, anti-environmentalism bordering on racism” in its “hidden lessons.” I was completely captured and intrigued by Ms. Van Slyke’s keen insight and discernment on this topic, because, frankly, my two boys are very much taken with Thomas and his friends Percy, Edward, Henry, Gordon, James, Emily, and the very scary Diesel Ten.  If there were something...
  • FEC chair warns of chilling regulations, book ban on conservative publishers

    07/24/2014 1:16:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The chairman of the Federal Election Commission today blasted Democratic colleagues opposed to his effort to protect conservative media after they imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Paul Ryan's new book, opening the door to future book regulations -- or even a ban. “By failing to affirm this publisher’s constitutional right, statutory right, to disseminate a political book free from FEC conditions and regulations, we have effectively asserted regulatory jurisdiction over a book publisher,” warned Chairman Lee E. Goodman, one of three Republicans on the six-person FEC. “That failure reveals a festering legal uncertainty and chill for the free...
  • Hillary’s bullying the media

    07/23/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Manteca Bulletin ^ | July 22, 2014 | By L. Brent Bozell III
    Hillary Clinton’s $35 doorstop of a memoir is a flop. It was a best-seller to hard-core Democrats, but her advance is estimated at $14 million, which means Simon & Schuster is taking a bath in the hopes of a publishing a future president. Worse yet, The Washington Post reported that according to an Amazon.com measurement of which electronic books are most-read, Clinton’s book came in dead last among recent political books. Every time people highlight something in a book on their Kindles, Amazon records that data. By that measure, most readers barely started it. “The deepest into ‘Hard Choices’ the...
  • Free Wildlife Adventure/Government Conspiracy Thriller (Vanity)

    07/20/2014 7:58:37 PM PDT · by Big_Harry · 18 replies
    July 20, 2014 | Big_Harry
    Hello fellow FReepers! Sometimes we all just need to curl up with a good book, so...In celebration of the publishing of my second novel, "NIGHT WIND", my first novel "COUGAR!" in eBook form, will be free to download at Amazon.com for five days starting on July 21st.COUGAR! by W.W. Brock Enjoy!
  • My Newest Novel is Out Today (Complete Vanity)

    07/20/2014 11:03:54 AM PDT · by Anitius Severinus Boethius · 25 replies
    ASB | 07/20/2014 | ASB
    This is nothing more or less than a complete vanity. My sixth book is out today and I am thrilled with it. I started my journey as a self-published writer just over two years ago and look forward to doing this as a career for the next few decades. My latest novel is called 'EMP': In a flash of searing light, the world changed. A massive solar flare has crippled the modern world and brought chaos and destruction. David Hartsman is stuck in the remote farm town of his youth on what was expected to be a short visit to...
  • In Demand: Washington's Highest (and Lowest) Speaking Fees

    07/14/2014 3:55:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 14, 2014 | Scott Wilson
    Speaking engagements are a common way for people to drum up some extra income after long stints in public office or attempts to reach public office. But depending on how much they’re charging, and who’s paying, speaking fees often lead to intense public scrutiny and criticism for politicos looking to make a buck. When accompanied by an unfortunate gaffe or an outlandish price tag, a politician’s speaking engagements can color them as greedy or simply out of touch. Including Bill and Hillary Clinton's speaking fee fortune and Donald Trump's eye-popping $1.5 million speeches, ABC News took a look at America’s...
  • My "Enemies Trilogy" novels are free on Kindle today through Wednesday

    07/14/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 71 replies
    Enemies Foreign And Domestic ^ | July 14, 2014 | Matthew Bracken
    My "Enemies Trilogy" novels are free to download on Kindle from today through Wednesday. You can also download them on any device with the free Kindle app installed.
  • Despite poll findings, there is still a big audience that isn’t tired of Sarah Palin

    07/12/2014 10:43:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 9, 2014 | Philip Bump
    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll released on Wednesday reveals something that an exasperated portion of the country likely feels is overdue: The majority of Americans -- 54 percent -- wish that Sarah Palin would step back into the shadows of public discourse. As we noted, that includes over 60 percent of Democrats and almost 40 percent of Republicans. Meaning that Sarah Palin must constrain her possible media audience to only 46 percent of the population of the United States, and a little over half of her party. Somehow, we doubt she'll starve. Palin has been remarkably adept at parlaying...
  • Buyer’s Remorse

    07/11/2014 11:51:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 32 replies
    PJ Media/Belmont Club ^ | 7/8/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    ...The nation’s intellectual elites made a big vanity purchase in 2008 and the damage from that purchase cannot wholly be undone. Peggy Noonan herself endorsed Barack Obama in 2008. She then wrote glowingly of him: "He climbed steep stairs, born off the continent with no father to guide, a dreamy, abandoning mother, mixed race, no connections. He rose with guts and gifts. He is steady, calm...." That collective purchase is going to leave a mark....History is funny in that way. It doesn’t let one off the hook. Kids a hundred years hence are going to learn that this generation screwed...
  • What it takes to live the American Dream: The life of Booker T. Washington

    07/10/2014 8:26:30 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 10 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | July 11, 2014 | Josh Price
    On this episode of The Conservative Beacon Podcast, Josh Price is joined by Robert J. Norrell, author of Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington, to discuss the inspiring life story of Booker T. Washington and its lessons for pursuing the American Dream. Head over to TheConservativeBeacon.com to listen.
  • Islamic State-Loose Artillery Shell on the Deck of the Ship of History-James Howard Kunstler

    07/09/2014 6:38:30 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    USA Watchdog ^ | 09 July 2014 | Greg Hunter
    Veteran journalist and author, James Howard Kunstler, is worried about the violence heating up in the Middle East–especially Saudi Arabia. Kunstler says, “Saudi Arabia is between a rock and a hard place, or should I say Iraq and a hard place. Both sides that are now contending in Iraq, the Shiite and the Islamic State or caliphate, are both not friendly with Saudi Arabia. When we talk about Saudi Arabia, we have to make a distinction. We are really talking about the Saud Family and their Kingdom and their gripe on the Kingdom. . . . Now, they are stuck...
  • On Plutarch and the idea of citizen

    06/29/2014 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 7 replies
    The Conservative Beacon ^ | June 28, 2014 | Ellis Washington
    Prologue: Biography Plutarch, (born c. 46 ad, Boeotia [Greece]—died c. 120), biographer, historian, essayist and moralist whose works strongly influenced the development of the essay, the biography, and historical writing in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century. Plutarch has been called as one of the most important writers who ever lived. Among his roughly 227 works, the most significant are the Parallel Lives (Bioi parall?loi), in which he chronicles the noble acts and characters of Greek and Roman soldiers, legislators, orators, and statesmen, and the Moralia, or Ethica, a sequence of over 60 essays on ethical, religious, physical,...
  • Book: Oprah Winfrey calls Michelle Obama 'tiresome,' prefers Hillary Clinton

    06/24/2014 8:56:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner copied by Weasel Zippers copied by Right Wing News ^ | June 23, 2014 | by Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner
    Original Title:New Book: Oprah Calls Michelle Obama and Valerie Jarrett “Tiresome”, Says They Are “Walking Agendas” Who Always Want Something Ed Klein’s new book is giving Americans lots of juicy information about what life with the Royal Family — excuse me, First Family — is like. One of the juicy tidbits is that Oprah, the person that leaves Democrats clamoring for her backing, can’t stand Michelle Obama. ADVERTISEMENT Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World - Cocktails and Dinner The lovey-dovey public relationship between Oprah Winfrey and the President and Michelle Obama is a mirage, according to a new...
  • The Benghazi Mastermind

    06/22/2014 7:45:24 AM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 16 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | June 22, 2014 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Adventures with Inspector Lestrade:: By: Larry Walker II ::US officials announced Tuesday that a joint Special Forces and FBI operation successfully nabbed Libyan national Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man suspected as the ringleader for the 2012 attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.” The piece I read was titled, “9/11 Benghazi Attack 'Mastermind' Who Hid in Plain Sight for Years Captured By US Forces.” That's all well and good, however, I believe a conviction in this case is about as likely as one against John McFarlane in the case of the Norwood Builder.Back on October 18, 2012, a month...