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Books/Literature (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Kicked out of half price books for lack of mask

    01/13/2022 2:55:32 PM PST · by algore · 64 replies
    I ordered a Haynes car manual for my kid, but he never got it and I cannot even find the order, so I decided to stop at Half Price books to see if they had one. I walked in and the one of the employees saw me and made a noise like he is being strangled, another one said "You have to have a mask, there are some right there" I said no thanks, "If you don't put on a mask you cannot be in the store" I said really loudly It's ok I am just looking for your Security...
  • Colin Flaherty, RIP

    01/13/2022 9:14:29 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13th, 2022 | Thomas Lifson
    We are deeply saddened to report that Colin Flaherty has passed away too early, at the age of 66, of cancer. Colin was a fearless crusader, taking up one of the most taboo stories in modern America: the rising tide of Black violence directed against other races, egged on by racial grievance-mongers. This was long before BLM. This work made him unpopular, to say the least, in the corporate media, but that didn't stop Colin, who documented his work meticulously.
  • The Anglosphere - Our Heroes - Johnn Wycliffe

    12/31/2021 10:18:57 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies ^ | 31 December 2021 American time | Ozguy1945
    For The West to survive and prosper, we must celebrate our heritage. It is a heritage of knowledge based freedom resisting tyranny for the sake of people. John Wycliffes pioneering translation of the Bible brought the phrase "kicking against pricks" into the English language. The original metaphor is of an oxen kicking the sharp prods of the driver of a wagon, thus making the suffering worse. In 2021-22 I see in these words the need to oppose senseless tyranny.
  • COMMUNISM for real

    12/30/2021 2:34:32 PM PST · by Nextaxpro · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 30, 2021 | Nextaxpro
  • COMMUNISM for real

    12/22/2021 5:14:10 PM PST · by Nextaxpro · 9 replies ^ | December 22, 2021 | Nextaxpro
    Masters of Deceit by J. Edgar Hoover
  • Help with something

    12/20/2021 2:09:02 PM PST · by jgrk112782 · 45 replies
    Personal ^ | 12/20/201 | Jason
    There is one conspiracy theory that is true. The government, media, corporations etc brainwash people to celebrate Halloween (66 percent of Americans each year), to wear Nike sneakers, to have Facebook accounts, to have Instagram accounts, to have Twitter accounts, to celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day (both pagan holidays God is our true father, we should honor our parents 365) I want to get Halloween abolished. It's a pagan holiday that is against Christ. It's offensive even to Penn Jillette who is an Atheist. I want FReepers to help me get Halloween banned throughout the US .Liberals love Halloween,...
  • A Christmas Carol

    12/18/2021 8:19:12 PM PST · by Kartographer · 32 replies
    12/18/2021 | kartographer
    Watched George C Scott 1984 version of the Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol' tonight for the 37 time and enjoyed as much as the first time. Scott does such a great portrayal no over the top mean for mean sake. He's a business man and truly sees attitude as sound business. There is a song that plays during the end credits which is very good I did some research and found the lyrics and this is them
  • "gay" means cheerful, merry, light-hearted

    12/18/2021 12:49:11 PM PST · by Nextaxpro · 31 replies ^ | December 18, 2021 | Nextaxpro
    Are sodomites, lesbos, queers, lessies, faggots, lesbians, “butch”, trannies, dikes, bimbos, queers, comer estrume, bichas abomináveis, Adama, efeminados. SODOMITE serial murderers, mangeurs de matières fécales, dykes, mangiatori fecali, pinkos, bichas abomináveis, druggies, dopes, fagots, happies, comer estiércol, pink panthers, kinkies, kinkos, two and a half men, tiny tims, butchos, nazis, streakers, showies, lsd, педики, pcp, mescaline, fascist plague, Nazi concentration camp guards, lipsticks, joys, dutch, butch, Disney, espn, macy’s management PERVERTS; starbucks, npr, 吃粪, at&t, фекальні харчування, devils, american airlines, pbs, hollywood, frozen, buggerers, lady Chatterly’s lover, LBGT, lesbiana gay bisexual transsexual, 女同性恋双性恋男同性恋变性人, sex trannbos, sex trannies, copulators with animals,...

    12/14/2021 1:20:44 PM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/14/2021 | Steven Hayward
    I remember when 1984 rolled around, with the Cold War still going in high gear (in fact higher than ever after Reagan correctly called the Soviet Union “an evil empire”), and it was natural that the literary world would mark the occasion with a callback to George Orwell’s 1984. The anti-anti-Communist left at the time labored mightily to downplay or distract from Orwell’s anti-Communist message, offering convoluted takes about how 1984 was “really about us” in the democratic West. These were snortworthy takes, to be sure, but right now it is appearing that Orwell’s description of the tyrannical drive to...
  • 1793: Sydney Carton posing as Charles Darnay

    12/09/2021 3:08:18 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies ^ | December 9, 2007 | Headsman
    On an unspecified date in December 1793 is set one of literature’s immortal execution scenes, when ne’er-do-well Sydney Carton heroically goes to the guillotine in the place of his aristocratic doppleganger Charles Darnay at the climax of A Tale of Two Cities. In Charles Dickens‘ classic 1859 novel of the French Revolution, Darnay, the good-hearted scion of the cruel Evremonde line, falls prey to the Revolutionary Terror. The dissolute, tormented Carton is the respectable Darnay’s literary dark twin, whose appearance he also happens to strikingly resemble. Driven by an unrequited love for Darnay’s wife, who stands in danger not only...
  • Are Summer Reading Assignments Indoctrinating Freshmen?

    12/06/2021 10:51:32 AM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | December 6, 2021 | Ashlynn Warta
    Often, incoming freshmen receive their first university assignment before the school year even begins: the summer reading. Many institutions see the summer reading assignment as an opportunity for new students to develop a sense of camaraderie. By reading the same book, the idea is that students will engage in thought-provoking conversations and have a shared educational experience. Common reading programs are an opportunity to start students’ education on an intellectual high note. Before the semester even begins, students can begin grappling with good reading material that will prepare them for an academically rigorous time in college. Unfortunately, research from the...
  • 1327: Adso’s lover in The Name of the Rose

    12/01/2021 7:46:10 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 12 replies ^ | December 1, 2010 | Headsman
    On an unspecified date presumably around early December of 1327 — the timeframe is approximated by action’s story’s commencing on “a beautiful morning at the end of November” — the Inquisition burns the nameless peasant lover of the narrator in Umberto Eco’s novel The Name of the Rose. Adso of Melk is apprenticed to the scientific-minded William of Baskerville — a deliberate allusion to Sherlock Holmes — when the monk is dispatched to an Italian monastery to sniff about for heresy. The Name of the Rose unfolds a labyrinthine murder mystery around a literal labyrinth (a maze-like library) as William...
  • A colossal flop — fawning media can't save Chris Christie’s new book Just 2,000 copies sold

    11/29/2021 8:20:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    Press Run ^ | Nov 25 2021 | Eric Boehlert
    It’s hard to recall a former politician who was showered with more free media attention than Chris Christie this month as he peddled his new book, “Republican Rescue.” Invited to appear on a carousel of shows, Christie was all-present as journalists lined up to interview him. CNN even dedicated an entire primetime hour to him, treating the in-your-face Republican as one of the most important political voices in the country. Consumers aren’t buying it. A senior publishing source with access to the industry’s BookScan tabulations tells me that “Republican Rescue” sold just 2,289 copies during its first week in stores,...
  • SHOCK is the Proof Of DELUSION

    11/26/2021 9:29:35 AM PST · by rebuildus · 14 replies
    Old School ^ | 11/26/21 | Patrick Rooney
    The most common response to my last post, WHAT Made Me CONTINUE In SEXUAL SIN, was shock. Shock that they (we) had put so much trust in an authority figure only to find out that that person was, indeed, not God (far from Him). The shock response represents a challenge to the entire way we view the world. A friend of mine, David, called my post incredibly “inconvenient.” It is inconvenient because there’s something in us that would rather remain sleeping in a comfortable environment that allows us our illusions. Swimming with the sharks David told me about a fascinating...
  • George Cardinal Pell's Benign and Rational God and Professor Arthur Clampett Fox's Love as the Key

    11/25/2021 3:10:19 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies ^ | 25th November, 2021, American Time | Ozguy1945
    I am very proud of my grandfather, Arthur Clampett Fox, the foundation Professor of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia. He was one of the first people in Australia to speak up about Hitler's treatment of the Jews. When he was old he liked hearing me read Shakespeare out aloud to him. In his unpublished manuscript "Man, Society and God" he saw personal freedom as the path to God and social peace and justice. In that work, he wrote "Love is the key that unlocks every final door." It gives me great pleasure to combine my "Puppa's" words with...
  • How Higher Education is Going to Change

    11/19/2021 12:59:03 PM PST · by karpov · 22 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | November 19, 2021 | George Leef
    Predictions that American higher education is on the verge of great change have been heard for quite a few years, but so far the system doesn’t look much different than it did twenty years ago. Perhaps the prognostications were wrong. I have never doubted that higher education was on an unsustainable path and after reading The Great Upheaval by Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt, I’m more sure of that than ever. They present a convincing case that our higher education system will undergo a disruption that is “needed and inevitable.” Levine and Van Pelt begin by examining three industries...
  • The Wokesters Wanna Weed Our Libraries

    11/18/2021 8:31:43 PM PST · by Noumenon · 26 replies
    The Orthosphere ^ | NOVEMBER 16, 2021 | JMSMITH
    “The whole apparatus for spreading knowledge, the schools and the press, wireless and cinema, will be used exclusively to spread those views which, whether true or false, will strengthen the belief in the rightness of the decisions taken by the authority; and all information that might cause doubt or hesitation will be withheld.”Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom (1944) I just received a remarkable invitation to an upcoming lecture series entitled, “Weeding out Neutrality,” the advertised speakers being “activist librarians” who aim to destroy “old myths about libraries and neutrality” so they can curate collections that are openly and...
  • The Most Reluctant Convert: The Untold Story of C.S. Lewis (Movie Review)

    11/18/2021 3:44:42 PM PST · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 25 replies
    MSMB ^ | November 18, 2021 | Rob W. Case
    oday C.S. Lewis, the man whose literary works such as The Chonicles of Narnia book series is known as a titan of the Christian faith. When he was alive, Lewis’s deep insights, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason were all sought after, particularly during World War II, when he addressed the people of Great Britain on the BBC, and thereafter. After he passed away in 1963, C.S. Lewis’s writings would continue to bring valuable insight, wisdom, words of comfort, and reason to generations looking for serious answers about God, life experience, the fractured world around us, pain, suffering, and how...
  • The Left Has One Objective

    11/12/2021 2:33:37 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Steve Bannon War Room (Via Rumble) ^ | November 12, 2021 | James Golden interview
    Steve Bannon interviews James Golden, aka Boe Snerdly from Rush Limbaugh's radio program.
  • Louis L'Amour: America's Prolific Western Novelist

    11/02/2021 2:33:22 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 35 replies ^ | 11/2/2021 | Sam Jacobs
    To tell the tale of Louis L'Amour is to tell the tale of a bygone America, one where freedom was much easier to come by, though just as dangerous to defend. L'Amour documented the world of frontier liberty, with all its perks and pitfalls, in an extensive manner that no one else can boast, penning over 100 Western novels. While his books were fiction, L'Amour knew the cowboy life second hand, growing up at a time when remnants of the Old West frontier were still very much alive in pockets of the country.