Filed under: Baen Books, Monday Book Pick, Science Fiction
Larry Coreia makes the book pick again. This time with the second book in his hard-boiled noir series complete with more than a bit of magic thrown in. It’s the 1930’s and magic has been around for about a hundred years. It started with just a few people, but it’s been growing pretty steady, so by the time this story takes place it’s pretty mainstream. Things pick up where the last book left off.
The good guys have managed to defeat what they thought was their greatest enemy, but they were mistaken. Not about killing the bad guy, just about him being their greatest enemy. The hard part is convincing even their allies about the oncoming evil. Before they can face that evil, they have to deal with a plot to register and round up all the magically active people in America. Hitler was put in front of a firing squad early in this reality, but there are still “good progressives” that want to put people in camps and eliminate the trouble makers. Lots of action. new bad guys, plot twists, and did I mention lots of action. Oh, and remember, don’t get on Faye’s bad side.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Politics, Progressives
Let’s start with that staunch supporter of all things democrat, the so called “public service union”, SEIU. One of their organizers has been arrested for possession of crack cocaine and other narcotics.
Let’s be honest, Warren was uniquely unqualified for her current position and was elected on a flood of DNC & far left extremist PAC negative ads and an illegal state paid for mass mailing (of course MA AG Coakley found nothing illegal. “Nothing! I See Nothing” as a old fascist NCO used to say on TV). It should not be a surprise that she will see out the ‘useful idiots’ who voted for her.
Ask any Obama Kool-Aide ™ drinking leftist and they will tell you that there is absolutely no voter fraud.
They will, of course, be lying. Here is yet another example. A Connecticut state representative, a democrat, has been charged with nineteen (19) counts of vote fraud. Christina “Tita” Ayala, a democrat representing Bridgeport, was arrested last Friday. The charges include “voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live” and providing “fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district”.
Most democrats will parrot the party lie about voter id laws “disenfranchising” poor people. The truth is that democrats are against voter id laws because they make vote fraud so much harder, and they depend on vote fraud to elect their extremist candidates.
Take note of #2 & #4
2. Fact: Voter fraud has altered the outcome of elections. Senator Al Franken (D-Lino Lakes), the Saturday Night Live clown, is in the United States Senate because of voter fraud. Franken won his election because Minnesota has same-day voter registration, where a person can register to vote and cast a ballot simultaneously. Felons were ineligible to vote but did so anyhow — by the thousands (1099 of them to be exact). This means that Franken owes his Senate seats to graduates of Faribault and Lino Lakes. Remember, Franken won by only 312 votes. News media in Minnesota contacted many of the felons and they admitted they were proud of their votes for Franken. Not a one voted for Norm Coleman. But it’s worse. Al Franken was the 60th vote to pass Obamacare over a filibuster. Because of voter fraud, Obamacare passed.
4. Fact: Eric Holder’s Justice Department is facilitating voter fraud. It isn’t hard to find the ways Eric Holder’s radical version of law enforcement is facilitating voter fraud. That’s the central story of Crimes Against the Republic. For starters, multiple individuals have been caught voting more than once in a federal election. This is a federal felony. The response from the Justice Department? Crickets. Take Wendy Rosen (pictured above). She was a Democrat running for Congress. We have reached the Alice in Wonderland moment where a Democrat can pen an editorial admitting she violated federal election law and no federal charges ensue.
Her excuse for committing a federal felony? Because election integrity laws make it hard for the poor and blacks to vote. She actually says this. Maybe Eric Holder isn’t prosecuting Wendy Rosen because 1) Rosen is a Democrat and 2) she is mimicking Holder’s own talking points. Such are the lawless ways of the Obama age — felons get a pass as long as they are allies of the president, sort of like the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia. This is the stuff that makes Americans furious, and the Democrats best beware of the whirlwind they may reap. Many more examples of Holder facilitating voter fraud are in Crimes Against the Republic.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“The hard drives may be clean, but the IRS is dirty.”
Filed under: Congress, Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics
“If Dems control the Senate, Obama will pack the Supreme Court, and you can bet Harry Reid will go nuclear on it.
Ten years ago, this Diesel Punk classic hit the big screen with enough CGI to choke server rooms worth of servers. Most of the cast did all their work against green screens that later became the amazing background of the film that never existed outside the digital realm. Damn fine cast as well, Jude Law as the title character, Sky Captain, the leader of a group of lawful good mercenaries. Gyneth Paltrow as his on and off again girl friend and intrepid girl reporter. Angelina Jolie as the frost British air ace and the other woman in Sky Captain’s life. This film is all about the larger than life aspect. From the giant flying robots to the Royal Air Corp helicarriers. Oh ya, there are dinosaurs too. Great film to escape and enjoy good old fashioned pulp adventure. Fire up the popcorn and enjoy!
Kildar by John Ringo
The sequel to John Ringo’s military thriller Ghost, which also won an award as a romance novel. At the end of the first novel, our (anti) hero has been touring Eastern Europe and sampling its pleasures. Kildar starts with him lost in a snow storm in Georgia (the country, not the state). A series of events result in him buying a farm, complete with a manor house and tenant farmers. The “tenant farmers” turn out to be the descendants of a long lost band of famous warriors. This book tells how Ghost, now known as “The Kildar”, trains up a company of commandos (with plenty of expensive help), and breaks them in by killing a lot of bad guys trying to sneak into their valley in order to kill, pillage, rape, etc. It also tells how the Kildar just happens to obtain an harem of teenage girls, and is forced into hiring an older (26), and incredibly beautiful harem manager. So Ringo is continuing the themes that won the previous novel that romance award. Additional books in the series pick up the pace, with more killing of bad guys, and rescuing of young women, some of which just happen to be submissive enough to warm the cold, hard heart of a Dom like the Kildar.
Filed under: Culture of Corruption, Our Dear Leader, Politics, RKBA, Romney
Former adult film actress Jenna Jameson nails the difference between the first tweets made on September 11 by Gov. Mitt Romney and our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama. They clearly show that one is a true leader with concern for America and has a real connection to the American people. The other is a sleazy political hack from Chicago.
The democrats’ War on Women is still in full frontal assault mode. As I have pointed out before, if you want to know what the left is up to, just review what they are accusing their opponents of.
The New York Times finally admits that the “Assault Weapon” scare was hoax, an attempt to bamboozle the American people, and that the 1994 semi-automatic rifle ban did nothing to reduce crime, violent crime, or crimes committed with a firearm.
A modern techno-thriller about shadowy government agencies fighting one another. One agency is trying to take out another so they can hatch their plan to take over the Internet and generally reduce the level of freedom in America to pretty much zero. The plan doesn’t work when they try to take out Scot Harvath (the hero of the series, of which this is book 11). After much killing, computer hacking, and other spy craft stuff, the good guys win (not much of spoiler there, I’m betting Mr. Thor is working on number 12). A good, entertaining read, and with more reality thrown in than is comfortable to think about.
This is a film fan movie. Wonderful cast, and tight writing that just cranks the dry humor to eleven and keep it there. I nearly fell off the couch laughing several times during this movie. Most of the movie is set in the 1930s and is the story of concierge of a famous Alpine hotel and his protege. The acting was wonderful, given the cast (Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Geff Goldbulm, Jude Law, Edward Norton, and more) this is not surprising. The film was also carefully crafted, nailing you with the next joke before you had a chance to recover from that last one.