Filed under: Monday Book Pick, Political Books, Politics
Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World by Andrew Breitbart
In honor of the third anniversary of Andrew Breitbart’s death, I’m repeating my book pick of September 16, 2011.
Andrew Breitbart tells the story of his transformation from clueless college student majoring in (anti-)American Studies to a warrior for the Constitution and for honesty in reporting from the main stream media. He explains in detail about collaboration between the DNCand the Media Complex (which includes TV News, print magazines and the film industry) and how to use new media to combat them and win! In chapter 7, he lays out his game plan for fighting the left in details some of the highlights include: Don’t be afraid to go into enemy territory; Don’t let the Complex use its PC lexicon to characterize you and shape the narrative; Ubiquity is key; and Truth isn’t mean. It’s truth. Leftist will try to talk about “your truth” and “their truth”, which is bullshit. There is just the truth.
As I’ve pointed out before, if you want to know what the left is up to, just observe what they accuse those they perceive as foes of.
Case in the point, the “Culture of Corruption” charge they leveled against the Republicans.
Let’s review how that actually works
The indictment was returned in Manhattan federal court, where he appeared briefly last month when he was freed on bail just a day after sharing the stage with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his State of the State address.
Then there is the DNC spokesliar, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Politico reports that her “office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her…”
Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Our Dear Leader, Politics, Progressives
I’ve often said that reality is not a strong point of the left. Their narrative is much more important to them than actual facts.
It was pointed out, repeatedly, by people who actually read the so-called “Affordable Care Act”, that it was a disaster waiting to happen. People were going to lose coverage, prices would go up, and access to actual affordable health care would decline.
Rather than face these facts that inconveniently disagreed with their socialist narrative, the collective left called those who actually read the bill, “racists,” which was certainly easier than reading the bill for themselves.
Now, not only does this leftist idiot not have health care coverage, she is going to get fined by the government she helped to elect, for not having it. In addition, she inflicted this disaster of a law on millions of Americans who didn’t want it.
George Washington’s Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger
This well researched book looks into one of the first American spy rings. A group of Patriot spies operating in New York City and Long Island during the British occupation. These spies were key in multiple American victories, as well as foiling several British plots against the Patriot forces. These include foiling Benedict Arnold’s plan to hand West Point to the British, and the American victory at Yorktown
Quag Keep by Andre Norton
Let us venture back to 1978 for the very first novel about a role playing game. A group of adventures, including a Lizard Man, have these strange and vague memories of living in a technological society and having some hobby that involved books, papers, and dice. Dice just like the ones on the bracelets locked on their wrists that spin when they do things like fight or cast spells. Nearly four decades later, there is a pocket industry of game related novels. They all trace their roots to this classic.
“ISIS has declared war on the west – an entire western civilization – and Obama has declared war on Hobby Lobby.”
— Andrea Tantaros
Former Bond Pierce Brosnan teams up with former Bond girl Olga Kurylenko in this tale of espionage, morality, and international conspiracies. The action is good, as is the acting. There is the occasional upper torso female nude scene, just so you can have some sex with your violence. Not all the portrayal of human sexuality is wholesome though, one of the main villains is not a nice person. In all, a good example of B-Movie making. Well worth the rental and popcorn.
Filed under: Libertarian, Monday Book Pick, Politics, Science Fiction
Roswell, Texas by L. Neil Smith
This is a graphic novel, set in one of L. Neil Smith’s Libertarian universes. In this reality, Santa Ana was killed by a long range rifle shot from the Alamo, allowing the people in to escape, and the Republic of Texas to survive. Flash forward to 1947. There is a mysterious crash near the Texas town of New Mexico. Four Texas Rangers are sent to investigate, along with various military units and spies from various nations, including the California Republic, the Third and Half Reich, and a much smaller United States. It’s a fun read, and Ranger William Bear doesn’t just get the girl, he gets the girl.
Elizabeth Banks stars in this light comedy about a “good girl” having a bad day. She plays a local LA news anchor (i.e. a meat puppet news reader) who goes out drinking with her friends after a bad day (her fiance dumps her, and she comes up second for a network news position. Much drinking occurs, and after a series of advents going wrong, she ends up on the streets of LA without ID, phone or cash. She does have her car keys, but her car has been towed. To add to the drama, she has to get to work on time because it turns out she has a shot at the network meat puppet job. She endures a series of adventures, including a cabbie who thinks she is a stripper, cops who think she is a hooker, and the best part, spending some time in a South Central crack house. An ok comedy, not a great comedy. I think Banks took the role because she was turning 40 and wanted to show she could rock that yellow tube sock of a dress she spend most of the film in.
“The “progressives” who today masquerade as “liberals” may rant against “fascism”; yet it is their policy that paves the way for Hitlerism.”
– Classical liberal Ludwig von Mises 1940