Almost 2 years ago I offered my picks for “The 15 Best Books for Understanding Barack Obama’s Mysterious Political Theology” as my final case against the President before the election. These were the titles I selected and still recommend everyone read, today’s new list of 30 books is an expansion of this original list:
1. Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism by Stanley Kurtz
2. Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities by Stanley Kurtz
3. Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department by J. Christian Adams
4. Subversion, Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers by Matthew Vadum
5. The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley
6. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
7. Dreams from my Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama
8. Barack Obama: The Story by David Maraniss
11. The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America by Andrew C. McCarthy
12. Why the Jews? The Reason for Antisemitism by Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin
13. Marxism: Philosophy and Economics by Thomas Sowell
14. Sex Rebel: Black, Memoirs of a Gash Gourmet by Bob Greene (pseudonym for Frank Marshall Davis)
15. Afrolantica Legacies by Derrick Bell
After summarizing some of the points from the books and their real-world impact in the administration’s policies, I concluded:
Sitting here on this Sunday morning before the election, the Sun now up, reflecting back on these years scouring through dusty old Marxist books, trying to understand a president who built his career on a mountain of lies, I confess a peace with either electoral result on Tuesday. A part of me almost wishes that Obama
stealswins reelection (as I anticipate he will). The thought of him quietly retiring to a mansion in Hawaii in January to live out the rest of his life in comfort and adoration should inspire nausea. Only if Obama wins reelection do conservatives have a chance to hold him accountable for Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and all the crimes we don’t even know about yet. The man has blood on his hands and we can’t let him get away with it.
An ancient dictum popularized in recent years by the late Christopher Hitchens on the path forward, should Tuesday disappoint:
Fiat justitia ruat caelum
Do Justice and Let the Skies Fall
Over the course of 2013 my views evolved about who seemed to really be making the decisions at the White House. By January this year I began arguing that Obama’s mentor, Valerie Jarrett, was the real power-broker and the one responsible for most of the terrible policies that the administration implemented. From my article “Welcome to Single Mom Nation: In 2014 Acknowledge the Matriarchs Who Really Run America,” where I presented some of the evidence and my conclusions:
Now we know that actually Jarrett was the one with the political savvy who was grooming Obama all along so that she could use him to implement her agenda. Obama is just her mask…
My prediction: when the history books are written the real decision-maker will start to emerge more fully as Jarrett. As people try and make sense of an administration adrift they’ll start to realize that this is a federal government essentially being run by two single moms pulling the strings of the performer son of a single mom with a basic goal of just trying to make America a less “mean” place for other single moms. It’s a matriarchal administration running on emotion and instinct, like a mother crocodile snapping to protect her eggs. This is what happens when a culture that rejects the importance of the Judeo-Christian, nuclear family model takes control of the Democratic Party and the federal government…
President Jarrett has been so successful because she has implemented the most effective of Saul Alinsky’s Chicago gangster community organizing tactics at the national level. (And centrist-corporatist Clinton narcissist Democrats in the primaries and neoconservative-corporatist boomer Republicans in the general elections didn’t even realize what hit them.)
Conservatives should strive to defeat Jarrett the same way that the feds eventually managed to get her ideological predecessor, Al Capone: not for the big crimes but for the small ones like tax evasion. Activists should aspire to discover conclusive, bulletproof evidence of acts she has engaged in which would force her to fall from power, no longer able to implement her across-the-board policies of American weakness.
So of course I’m thrilled with the approach my friend Ben Shapiro chose for his new book, which I’ve recently finished reading. Rather than continue to see the Democrats merely as a rival political party with differing solutions for public policy problems, Ben puts Left vs Right aside and instead makes the case for criminal prosecution of individual members of the Obama administration, structuring each chapter with opening and closing arguments:
One of the biggest mistakes that I’ve observed in so many activists over the years is seeing politics and ideology as the end-all-be-all of how to fix the world. A certain mentality seems to predominate amongst many activists and writers that creates a tunnel vision. If we can just elect the right people and pass the right laws then we can fix America’s problems. Campaigning and activism arise as the paramount solutions.
But sometimes they’re not. Political opponents who embrace the legitimacy of America’s political traditions can be defeated through superior campaign tactics and more inspiring candidates. But criminal organizations willing to subvert the rule of law and do anything to maintain power — like let Americans die at terrorists’ hands rather than look bad during an election, like use the IRS to muzzle and harass opponents, like distribute guns to a Mexican drug cartel in order to further gun control legislation — cannot. The game has been rigged and trying to win it is as foolhardy as playing Monopoly against someone pocketing $500s from the bank when you’re not looking.
The realization that I hope more activists are starting to make as we round the corner into the last fourth of Obama’s presidency: the Democratic Party isn’t a political party that allies with criminals, it’s a criminal organization that has hijacked a political party. Ben lays out the evidence on 7 crimes, any of which individually would have been more than enough to impeach any other president unprotected by a friendly media.
Part of the reason why I agree with Ben’s thesis so strongly is that I’ve continued reading so many other books on related topics that support it, revealing misunderstood concepts in politics, culture, and history. Here’s a list of some of them that are most on my mind this summer as I continue to piece together the tactics and historical predecessors of the criminal organization that’s conned its way into the White House. Some of these are new books just released that I’m reading for the first time, others have been out for years and I’m just getting to them, and some are ones that I’ve already read and am returning to again to read more closely and to guide future research. For each book I’ll explain in brief why it’s a useful piece of the puzzle for understanding an aspect of how our government has been subverted by lifelong, committed activists who do not care if Rule of Law stands in the way of implementing their egalitarian fantasies.
Here’s an index of the 29 more books introduced here in support of shifting to a criminal justice approach rather than an ideological activist protest in the twilight of the Jarrett-Obama presidency; I would encourage you to jump to whichever subject or author interests you most:
- 3 on disinformation by former Romanian spymaster Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa
- 3 on terrorism by former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy
- the final 2 by the late Barry Rubin, scholar of the Middle East’s history, culture, and politics
- 3 on Islam and the Jihad today
- 5 on racism and how to overcome it
- 3 on Marxism, its roots, its spread in the 20th century, and how it made a foothold in America which would one day bring it to presidential power
- 5 on cults, idol worship, and the origins of religion
- 5 on American history and its revisionists
- Concluding with an introduction to one of the next subjects of my writing and research, which ties together the themes of all 30 books with Jarrett and Michelle Obama’s favorite TV show…
As the pundits place their bets in the 2016 presidential pony poll, Ben Carson comes out with a new book on May 20th that attempts to find the kind of common ground that makes us (or could make us) truly “One Nation.” It’s filled with common sense, gracious efforts to find compromise, along with scriptural guidance that, if followed, would doubtless make us a better nation.
But the pundits will, of course, dismiss Carson’s book, as they have dismissed him.
Since his February 2013 speech, with President Obama at the dais, before the National Prayer Breakfast, Carson’s media-generated persona has been shaped more by his alleged political incorrectness than by his brilliance as a neurosurgeon, or by the story of his hard-knocks rise from poverty, or by his plain-spoken approach to solving our nation’s woes.
In One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, he recounts how the White House reportedly called the prayer-breakfast organizers demanding an apology for some of his remarks. He declined to apologize, noting that he didn’t think the president was offended, and didn’t think he said anything inappropriate.
As I read a review copy of One Nation, I tried to do so without regard to presidential politics. After all, he starts by saying he doesn’t feel called to run for office, but he acknowledges that could change. I also know that behind the scenes, his friends and supporters are working to generate the kind of groundswell that looks like a calling. And frankly, outside of his friends and family, the only people who read this book will be those wondering whether he is “The One.”
I found myself reacting to Carson by saying, “Sure, wouldn’t it be great if politics really worked like this,” as he envisions sincere people on both sides working to find a principled compromise. But I know enough about politics from my experience as a local elected official to know that sincere, principled people, not controlled by larger forces, can be hard to find. Carson acknowledges that the political realm draws charlatans and scoundrels, but we should merely vote them out. Again, I thought, “If only…”
I wondered if Ben Carson is just too nice and too naive for politics.
His contention that taxation should be proportional to wealth — essentially a fixed percentage — is eminently reasonable. But the stranglehold of special interests with their pet loopholes is not only tough to break, it’s nearly impossible to imagine how a congressional majority willing to break it would ever get elected.
I don’t know if Ben Carson would make a good president, but he has a great story, brilliant mind, common sense values, and a strong work ethic. I think, at least, he would make an honest president.
We could do worse.
Can the U.S. Constitution be understood independent of the principles enunciated in the Declaration of Independence?
Does the Constitution exist to protect democracy, or do democratic elements of the republic exist to protect individual liberty?
Is it possible that critics of “judicial activism” on the Right and Left have mistaken their personal preferences for Constitutionality?
Should judges defer to legislatures because the latter are “of the people,” and legislative mistakes are easier to clean up than judicial precedents?
In “The Conscience of the Constitution: The Declaration of Independence and the Right to Liberty,” Timothy Sandefur grapples with these and related questions by setting the Constitution in the context of the Declaration. He maintains that the former cannot be properly understood or applied without the principles of individual liberty espoused in the latter.
‘Progressives’, on the Right and Left, have convinced several generations of Americans that the Constitution favors majoritarianism over individual rights, democracy over liberty. Sandefur, however, says that legislatures incline toward tyranny as easily as monarchs do, and that courts see their role properly when they restrain lawmakers within the bounds of the Constitution as seen through the lens of the Declaration.
‘The Conscience of the Constitution’ makes a compelling, thoughtful case, in accessible and vigorous prose, that we need to return to a jurisprudence–as well as a framework for lawmaking and implementation–that couples these two founding documents.
Thanks to all who entered our latest contest.
As we have come to expect from our brilliant PJM readers, the subtitles were clever, funny and politically astute.
The judges are now pleased to announce one grand prize winner and a host of honorable mentions.
The winner of our grand prize receives a discount coupon to The Gap, where, in case you forgot, Monica purchased her infamous blue dress.
The winning subtitle submitted by our “Caption King emeritus” cfbleachers is:
Hard Choices: But The Truth Was Not Among Them
Now we can all rest easy because Hillary’s new book title is complete.
Here are the honorable mentions that are VERY honorable.
joethefatman gave us: Hard Choices: Sex, Lies, and Benghazi
Walterc won with: Hard Choices: Pantsuit or Blue dress?
JRSWINE wrote: Hard Choices-Benghazi, Whitewater or Travelgate
David77 had several winners:
Hard Choices: Which right-wing conspiracy to dismiss
Hard Choices: Which reset button to press.
Hard Choices: Photoshop or Makeup for my book cover
Hard Choices: Elizabeth Warren or Sandra Fluke for my VP.
Hard Choices: Which American Ally to ignore
RockThisTown entertained with these clever titles:
Hard Choices: Solid color or pattern drapes for the White House.
Hard Choices: Bitterly clinging to power or divorcing it.
Hard Choices: Baking pies or making up lies.
Hard Choices: Which dish to throw at Bill.
Hard Choices: Save many lives or my one political life.
Our grand prize winner cfbleachers also had many more winners:
Hard Choices: Made Much Easier If You Have No Conscience
Hard Choices: Between Evil And Incompetence
Hard Choices: Pantsuit or Burqa
Hard Choices: Arrest and Jail An Innocent Videographer, or Just Kill Him
Hard Choices: MSNBC Or CNN Or NYT Better For My Propaganda?
Hard Choices: Use The IRS, the DOJ, or The EPA to punish The Enemies Listees
Finally, here is a photo that accompanies a piece today on The Daily Beast with the title: Hopelessly Devoted to Hillary. The piece is about Hillary groupies and I am not joking. The photo is worthy of a caption contest but you will all agree that we are suffering from Hillary fatigue at this moment.
Feel free to caption it anyway and see you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM caption contest.
To be released on June 10, Hillary’s new book entitled Hard Choices is crying out for a subtitle.
Here is the opening paragraph from the promo page:
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE.
Since our readers did such a terrific job with our last contest suggesting titles for Hillary’s then untitled book (all ignored however) here is your chance to write a subtitle.
To start things off here is mine:
Hard Choices: Does Bill use Viagra or Cialis?
Have fun but PLEASE keep it clean on this Holy Friday.
- Thirteen Ideas for the 2013 GOP, by Patrick Reddy. Advice for a directionless party.
- Navy SEAL who wrote American Sniper Murdered at Charity Event in Texas, by Ed Driscoll. Chris Kyle, 38, the most lethal sniper in US history, had 160 confirmed kills in Iraq. He was shot on Saturday at a shooting range, apparently by a fellow vet, who was reported to be possibly suffering from PTSD.
- The UN Bigotry Machine, by Claudia Rosett. Still obsessively savaging Israel …
- The 3 Best Monty Python Sketches (Aren’t Necessarily the Funniest), by Kathy Shaidle. Monty Python saved my life. Their best sketches stand up today because they’re such accurate portraits of human nature.
- A Hill To Fight On — Not a Desk to Die Under, by Michael Walsh.
- For once, the battle over the Second Amendment is a fight conservatives can actually win. More: Is the NRA Winning the Influence Battle?
- What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us, by P. David Hornik. What happens when science demonstrates consciousness can exist outside the body?
- Muhammad Morsi’s Islamic Jew-Hatred, Bernard Lewis’ Islamic Negationism, by Andrew G. Bostom. Why do the media’s Middle East pundits ignore the Jew-hatred intrinsic to Islamic doctrine?
- Modern Democratic ‘Fire-Eaters,’ by Clayton E. Cramer. The outrageous rhetoric and threats coming from some Democrats demonstrate the necessity of the Second Amendment.
- California at Twilight, by Victor Davis Hanson. The soft apartheid of a once-Golden State.
- Another Private Company Announces Plans to Mine Asteroids, by Rand Simberg. Deep Space Industries go beyond mining to include space-based manufacturing.
- Game Show Prizes in the Obama Era, by Andrew Klavan. I can’t wait for the American Idol spin-off Sing for Your Supper, in which the most talented young people in the country perform their hearts out for a crust of
- ‘Free of Party Ideology or Partisan Bias’ by Ed Driscoll. The New Republic, the home of center-left politics for decades, says it’s now neutered of its ideology? Uh-huh.
- Who Is John Kerry Trying to Kid? By Robert Spencer. At this point there is no reason whatsoever for the U.S. to continue to send billions of taxpayer dollars to Pakistan.
- Whittaker Chambers: Taking Freedom’s Part, Irritating Everybody in the Process, by Lauren Weiner. Ronald Reagan could quote from memory the first pages of the foreword to Witness.
- Please Let This Happen: Hillary 2016 Super Pac Launched, by Stephen Kruiser. What difference does it make?
- Obama Readies Unilateral Move on Cybersecurity, by Rodrigo Sermeño.Even with a new Congress in session, the president will argue that lawmakers aren’t moving fast enough.
- Are Obama and Rubio That Far Apart on Immigration Reform? By Bill Straub. And are Republicans racing to get to a comprehensive plan first?
- Descendants of Apes, Pigs, And the Devil You Know, by Roger Kimball. The line of the day, from Andrew McCarthy…
- Shocked! Shocked! By Human Rights Violations in North Korea, by Claudia Rosett. The UN finally notices a totalitarian hellhole. What, if anything, happens next?
- 5 Things My Dogs Taught Me About Human Beings, by John Hawkins. You can learn a lot from a dog.
- Far from Complete: Great Books Missing in the Kindle Format, by Ed Driscoll. Here’s my personal wish list. What’s yours?
- Our Old Grand Fantasies About Radical Islam, by Victor Davis Hanson. The Obama administration’s therapeutic approach to the War on Terror.
- Best Thing Ever To Emerge from a Celebrity Trip to North Korea, by Claudia Rosett. The latest Bill Richardson expedition to Pyongyang did produce one pleasant surprise.
- Proof of Heaven Isn’t… Still… by Andrew Klavan. I found the book oddly believable.
- The Next Target of Leftists: Talk Radio, by Roger Kimball. Why? Because it represents an independent source of opinion.
- Study Indicts New York Times for Anti-Israel Bias, by Ricki Hollander. The “paper of record” and its pro-Palestinian slanted coverage.
- The Society of St. Pius X and Antisemitism, by Jeanette Pryor. How “good” people compartmentalize evil.
- Message from Mali: Keep Fracking, America! By Roger L Simon. Start fracking, over here. Stop sending money to basket case nations, over there.
- Liestrong, by Ed Driscoll. Lance Armstrong’s acolytes bullied the press into silence. And he’s far from the first athlete whose PR flacks have done so.
- Extreme Constitution Makeover: Amendments of the New Congress, by Bridget Johnson. From removing presidential term limits to tweaking the First Amendment to make sure it doesn’t apply to businesses.
- Murdered Diplomacy: Israel-Palestinian Conflict Enters New Stage, by Barry Rubin. Two decades of fragile diplomacy are gone. Is anyone paying attention?
- Can Kicked on Farm Bill, Leaving Ag Advocates Disappointed, by Fallon Forbush. One year extension crammed into fiscal cliff deal with many issues still hanging in the air.
- Does ‘Gun Show Loophole’ Actually Result in Gun Crime? By Clayton E. Cramer. Statistics do not point to criminals using this tactic.
- Grown Men Don’t Read Comic Books: Here’s an Alternative (That Might Just Save America), by Kathy Shaidle. Looking for a superhero? Try your first president.
- 2013: The Year To Strike a Blow Against Climate Alarmism, by Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris. The next UN climate report will be released this year. Be prepared to refute it.
- Instavision on PJTV: The Singularity: Will Technological Innovation Doom Our Species? By PJTV. Click to watch Glenn Reynolds’ newest video.
- Notes from Atlantis, by Ed Driscoll. Sir Kenneth Clark’s 1969 video history of civilization, from the perspective of a civilization that’s now already history.
- Doomsday Preppers Week 8: Of Castles and Kings, by Bob Owens. The worst part of the “Brent experience” was watching him attempt to train his kids how to shoot.
- Leftism and the Dangers of Modernity, by Michael Widlanski. The futile quest to save us from ourselves.
- Public Highlights Mass Murders, Ignores Most Murders: Racism? By Clayton E. Cramer. Cornel West’s assertion is as simplistic as that of gun control advocates.
- The Worldwide Evolution of Life Expectancy, by Theodore Dalrymple. Life expectancy in Angola, Ethiopia, Niger and Rwanda has increased by 10-15 years since 1990.
- Interview: The History of Epiphone Guitars, by Ed Driscoll. Veteran Gibson historian Walter Carter discusses his latest title, The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.
- Obama Authorized U.S. Participation in Botched French Somalia Mission, by Bridget Johnson. U.S. combat aircraft entered Somali airspace in the Friday operation, “in furtherance of U.S. national security interests.”
- Piers Morgan, Filleted, by Roger Kimball. This is CNN, where the Constitution = “Your little book.”
- A Review of David Solway’s The Boxthorn Tree, by P. David Hornik. A masterful look at Israel’s history and current dilemmas.
- Chris Christie’s Long Game, by Rick Moran. The New Jersey governor looks over the horizon to divine what politics might be like in 2016.
- Payroll Tax Holiday Takes a Permanent Vacation, by Bill Straub. Capitol Hill has no intent of bringing that missing 2 percent back into your paycheck.
- Biden Drafts Gun Agenda While Acknowledging Weak Links to Tragedies, by Bridget Johnson. For each recent shooting, “It’s hard to be able to pinpoint what you could have done to assure it wouldn’t have happened.”
- PJTV: Danny Ayalon, Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel, Discusses Hagel Nomination and More, by Roger L Simon. Click to watch video.
- The New, Media-Numbed Normal, by Tom Blumer. Who do you believe about the economy, the press or your lying eyes?
- Recasting History: Scholarly Study Finds that Race, Class, and Gender Studies Crowd Up University American History Classes, by Bryan Preston. Don’t know much…
- You Say You Want a Revolution, by Michael Walsh. If conservatives seem dispirited after the election, it’s not because we lost — it’s because, unlike Churchill, we didn’t fight.
- Obama’s Treasury Appointment Shows He’s Gearing Up to Pick a Fight, by Rodrigo Sermeño. What Jack Lew lacks in financial experience he has in rankling congressional Republicans. Update: Opposition builds.
- The Top 10 Funniest ‘Right-Sided’ Political Videos of 2012, by Sunny. What’s your favorite?
- Wind Subsidy Breezes Through Fiscal Cliff Compromise, by Rodrigo Sermeño. The product of “quiet conversations” on the Hill about how to wedge it into the 11th-hour deal.
- Illinois Tax Hikes, Two Years Later: A Failure, by Kyle Stone. The Land of Lincoln is still aflame.
- PJTV’s Afterburner: Rule of Lawlessness, by PJTV. Click to watch Bill Whittle’s latest video.
- Of Complexities, Contradictions and Second Chakras, by Ed Driscoll. How the world’s most prominent environmentalist learned to stop worrying and love Big Oil.
- The 10 Gun Bills Introduced on Day One of the New Congress, by Bridget Johnson. Eight are from Dems. Two are from freshman Republicans who voted against Boehner. Things could get interesting.
- An Iranian-American in Defense of Shahs of Sunset, by Banafsheh Zand. Put your money where you live and let live.
- Moran: Without Government Poking Into Business, We Wouldn’t Have the Bar Code, by Bridget Johnson, Decries “Ayn Rand’s virtue of selfishness” and declares “E. Pluribus Unum.”
- Are Young Black Men Rejecting Obama? By Walter Hudson. One stat suggests so.
- Gun Crazy II, by Michael Walsh. When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
- #MyJihad: CAIR’s New Twitter Campaign to Whitewash Islam, by Robert Spencer. “The Islamic state, whose principal function was to put God’s law into practice, sought to establish Islam as the dominant reigning ideology over the entire world…” — Majid Khadduri.
- Knowing Chuck Hagel from His Supporters and His Opponents, by Ron Radosh. Getting to know the possible nominee for secretary of Defense by listening to friend and foe.
- Obama’s Middle East Mess, by Jaime Daremblum. He has seriously damaged U.S. credibility and influence.
- Remembering Judge Bork, by Andrew C. McCarthy. Bork was a trailblazer of “originalism,” the theory that judges must construe the Constitution in accordance with what it was understood to mean at the time of its adoption.
- Robert H. Bork, 1927-2012, by Michael Ledeen. He maintained his fabulous intellect to the end. See also Roger Kimball’s tribute.
- Will GOPs Back Jindal’s Push to Put the Pill OTC? By Bridget Johnson. The Louisiana governor’s controversial proposal to banish “birth control politics” has both the left and right a little dizzy.
- Are Banks that Violate Sanctions Getting Off with Slaps on the Wrist? By Rodrigo Sermeño. By the DoJ forging cash settlements instead of prosecuting, the government is still able to do business with the guilty firms.
- Disgraceful: Obama Invokes Newtown Massacre to Pressure Republicans to Go Along with His Tax Hikes, by Bryan Preston. Perspective.
- Saving Souls, the Amazing Musicorps, by Michael Ledeen. Musicorps is a program that gives (often very severely) wounded combat veterans the opportunity to play music.
- 8 Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Children, by J. Christian Adams. These classic books belong in every family’s library.
- Newtown, Beslan, Ma’alot: Defending The Targeted School, by Abraham H. Miller. Soft targets will always be attractive to the murderous.
- Interview: Roger L. Simon and Sheryl Longin on The Party Line, by Ed Driscoll. Meet Walter Duranty: Perhaps the first journalist to keep the news to himself — but certainly not the last.
- Modern Wisdom from Ancient Minds, by Victor Davis Hanson. You can’t stop aging, Nancy.
- Why You Should Take the 2012 Apocalypse Seriously, by Walter Hudson. The world may not end, but our way of life is certainly under threat.
- What’s Gun-Control Proponents’ Next Move After Sandy Hook? By Bridget Johnson. Obama says he’s game for “change,” but stops short of elaborating. Congressional Dems are planning on pushing him.
- Democratically, Egypt Becomes Anti-Western Dictatorship, by Barry Rubin. And the West plays along.
- Cory Booker’s Food Stamp Falsehoods, by Tom Blumer. Cynical political opportunism.
- The Road to Damascus, by Richard Fernandez. The Syrian debacle is a reminder that the Obama administration never misses and opportunity to miss an opportunity.
- The Face of the Enemy, by Andrew Klavan. Whether or not the devil exists, the world behaves exactly as if he does.
- Bloomberg Uses Tragedy to Tell the 99% How to Live, by Howard Nemerov. Baron Bloomberg says gun control will make us safer. The question remains: Safer for whom?
- Everything You Think You Know About Autism Is Wrong, by Bookworm. Meet Ido (pronounced “Ee-doh”) Kedar, a 16-year old young man who has written about his journey from isolation to communication in Ido in Autismland: Climbing Out of Autism’s Silent Prison.
- 5 Moral Boundaries You Do Not Want To Cross, by John Hawkins. “Man is the cruelest animal.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
- Doomsday Preppers Week 5: Hot Sauce and Helicopters, by Bob Owens. There has been a trend this season towards Doomsday Prepper Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and Bob Kay fits the mold.
- Libertarian Party: Repeal Law Designating Schools as ‘Gun-Free Zones,’ by Bridget Johnson. Party contends law keeping adult staff from carrying has turned campuses into an “open killing field.”
- If the Second Amendment Is to Blame for Mass Murder, Then so Is the First, by Helen Smith. Do we get rid of both?
- Why J.R.R. Tolkien’s Enduring Popularity Is a Cause for Hope in Our Popular Culture, by David P. Goldman. The young soldier-scholar of World War I viewed the uncertain fate of European nations through the mirror of the Dark Ages, when the life of small peoples hung by a thread.
- Aristotle, Curiosity, and the Mainstream Media, by Roger Kimball. Aristotle taught that “All men by nature desire to know.” The MSM’s radio silence on Benghazi proves him wrong.
- How Realistic Are Golden Spike’s Plans? By Rand Simberg. The company’s proposed lunar mission will depend on whether investors have confidence in its plans.
- Is a Second Stimulus Around the Corner? By Bill Straub. With ranges from $200 billion to $600 billion, McConnell said Obama appears to believe voters will “magically forget that government spending is completely out of control.”
- Morsi Staggers Referendum on Constitution, by Andrew C. McCarthy. The road to sharia.
- Exposing Joseph Stalin’s Media Apologist, by Bryan Preston. A first look at The Party Line.
- Assault in Lansing: Leftist Blogs Go Into ‘False Flag’ Mode, Mainstream Media Goes Silent, by Bryan Preston. Monolithic silence encourages violence.
- U.S. Stumbles on Palestinian Statehood Vote, by Stephen Bryen and Shoshana Bryen.
- Dire consequences that could have been avoided with a strong U.S. presence at the United Nations.
- Battle for Damascus Begins, by Jonathan Spyer. But the Syrian civil war is far from over.
- Palestinian Fantasy Land, by Jaime Daremblum. The UN statehood vote emboldened Hamas and severely damaged the peace process. (You can read this article in Spanish here.)
- The 5 Most Overrated Pop Culture Heroines, by Leslie Loftis. The heroes who just happen to be women.
- ‘Mind Your Own Beeswax!’: How Social Conservatives Can Win By Losing, by Roger L Simon. On gay marriage, it’s the fourth quarter, the score is about 80-0 and you’re on the your own five yard line with two minutes to go.
- A $12 Minimum Wage in Retail? By Tom Blumer. A lefty organization tries to repeal supply and demand
- Conservative Stockholm Syndrome, by Mary Grabar. Republicans need to shake off the false guilt and false reality that they have been imprisoned by.
- The Truth About Who Really Murdered Yasir Arafat, by Barry Rubin. The Middle East is, of course, the place where conspiracy theories abound. Yet what can one say of those in the West who swallow every slander against Israel?
- Feinstein, Tea Party Sen. Lee Wage War on Obama’s Indefinite Detention Powers, by Bridget Johnson. Their top lieutenant? Rand Paul, who’s threatening filibuster and warns Americans on the right could be in the government’s sights.
- Rice Hill Tour, Day 2: The Terrain’s Getting Rougher, by Bridget Johnson. GOPs leave meetings with her less impressed, more doubtful than before.
- Washington Post Goes Full Bigot, by Bob Owens. The paper prints an editorial suited for the Dearborn Independent.
- Your Wednesday Dose of Doom and Gloom, by Stephen Green. Greece is the word that you heard. It’s got a groove, it’s got a feeling, it’s got…hyperinflation.
- Mies van der Rohe: Creating the Architectural Language of 20th Century America, by Ed Driscoll. A review of Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New and Revised Edition by Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst.
- Twilight Struggles, Then and Now: A Review of The Party Line, by Bruce Bawer. Walter Duranty meets Pim Fortuyn and Aleister Crowley in the new play by Sheryl Longin and Roger L. Simon, with a foreword by Ron Radosh.
- Announcing THE PARTY LINE, by Roger L Simon. From Moscow to — with a little luck and your help — Broadway.
- Marco Rubio and the Progressive Atheist Orthodoxy, by Paula Bolyard. “How old do you think the Earth is?”
- The Reality of Living as a Gay Man in Egypt, by Robert Wargas. That someone like Gloria Steinem is still considered an appropriate choice to pronounce on human rights is one of the reasons why the Arab Spring Dreams of this book’s title may remain unrealized.
- Aw Shucks, Why Not Let the UN Control the Internet? By Claudia Rosett. Look at the bright side: letter-writing could make a comeback.
- A Closer Look at Hispanic Voting Trends, by Patrick Reddy. From now on, both parties have a new priority.
- 7 Principles That Will Guarantee Constant Misery, by John Hawkins. Being unhappy takes a lot of work!
- Rob Long, James Lileks, and Roman Genn, from the 2012 National Review Cruise, by Ed Driscoll. Our final interviews recorded onboard the NR Cruise focus on conservatives and pop culture.
- Instavision on PJTV: Michael Barone on Why So Many Failed to Predict the Reelection of Obama, by PJTV. Click to watch video.
- Why Oliver Stone Will Not Be a Happy Man this Weekend, by Ron Radosh. The New York Times obliterates the filmmaker’s recycled Marxist version of history.
- News Flash: Egypt’s Islamist President Assumes Dictatorial Powers, by Barry Rubin. Another step in the process toward the fundamental transformation of Egypt into an Islamist, Sharia-ruled state.
- A Physician’s New Reality: Patients Ask Me to Break the Law, by Dr. Peter Weiss. Ironically, but expectedly, the ones who do this now are likely to have supported Obamacare.
- Breaking the Monopoly of the Mainstream (Conservative) Media, by David P. Goldman. Is the intellectual bankruptcy of the “Muslim democracy” project coming into clarity yet?
- The Ideological Underpinnings of the Tax Rate Debate, by Rand Simberg. One side supports “growth” while the other side supports “social justice.”
- PJTV’s Trifecta: Will the GOP Allow Obama to Raise Taxes on the Rich? By PJTV. Click to watch video.
- As the Benghazi Plot Thickens, Congress Must Not Get Sidetracked, by Andrew C. McCarthy. A three-ring circus of distractions, follies, and false narratives.
- Interview: Victor Davis Hanson on the 2012 Presidential Election, by Ed Driscoll. Checking in with VDH on the state of the culture, conservatism, California, and Obama.
- Los Angeles Following in the Footsteps of Detroit, by Jack Dunphy. The long, slow, steady decline of a once-great city.
- Letters of Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Security Council, by Claudia Rosett. “Another day. Another rocket. Not one word from the Security Council.”
- House Aims to Block UN Arms Trade Treaty Implementation, by Bridget Johnson. Members are fearful that Obama’s post-election amenability to the treaty puts Americans’ Second Amendment rights in danger.
- 4 Thoughts on Conservatism’s Future, by Ron Radosh. All we need are individuals and candidates who can explain carefully and logically why the Left’s policies are harmful and wrong for the nation.
- The Cult That Plans to Kill You, by Jeanette Pryor. Part IV of PJ Lifestyle’s ongoing series Cults: The Mind Enslaved by ex cult-member Jeanette Pryor.
- The Surrealistic States of America, by Roger Kimball. Enoch Powell’s career-destroying prescience.
- PJTV: Israel vs. Hamas: Israeli Consul General David Siegel Gives His Take on the Violence, by Roger L Simon. Click to watch video.
Seriously, this book entitled The Gospel According to Apostle Barack: In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as “Heaven Here on Earth” is not a joke. It is just an incredibly sacrilegious and downright embarrassing book given that its author, Barbara A. Thompson, is a professor at Florida A & M University.
Pity her poor students who are going into hock to attend her classes. Now I fear even more for the future of our nation if this is the kind of manure students are hearing from their professors.
The book’s premise is God spoke to Professor Thompson, telling her that Apostle Barack Obama’s 155 speeches made between February 10, 2007 and January 20, 2009 had the answers to unlock the kingdom of “heaven here on earth.”
This book was written to be taken seriously but I find “God’s words” to Ms. Thompson totally laughable.
Get ready for more books discussing Obama’s legacy, real or imagined, from both a divine and human perspective. All I know is that it is going to be a very long four years.
In case you were wondering if there is any sanity remaining among Americans in light of President Obama’s reelection, read the customer reviews at the end of this piece. This one is my favorite:
I know Jesus, Jesus is a savior of mine. You sir (Obama), are no Jesus, or an apostle of Jesus.
Now, the following information about the book and author was taken directly from the Amazon purchase page. I decided not to edit what appears on Amazon because I wanted to give Tatler readers the full flavor of the book’s content and the author’s intentions so that you would not waste your time and money buying or reading it.
Warning: Read these descriptions at your own risk especially if you did not vote for our “Apostle” president because I guarantee your blood pressure will rise to unsafe levels.
Publication Date: July 31, 2012
Yes, Barack had worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people, especially those who elected him in 2008. His followers needed to re-elect him to a second term, so that he could continue to accomplish the promises he made, thus, realizing his vision of America as a more perfect political union or “heaven here on earth.”
Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt God’s (His) Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night. Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor. Apostle Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side. He had the answers to unlock the kingdom of “heaven here on earth” for his followers. The answers were repeated – over and over – in speeches Barack had made from his presidential announcement to his inaugural address. Those speeches or his teachings contained the answers to the middle class and working poor people living in a “heaven here on earth.” For when the answers were unlocked and enacted, Apostle Barack’s vision of America would be realized.
About the Author
Barbara A. Thompson is a native of Tallahassee, Florida, with graduate degrees from Florida A&M University and Florida State University. She has been teaching for more than twenty-five years at the university level with experience in the areas of health, physical education and sport management. She is a professor at Florida A&M University, a former assistant vice president for academic affairs, past president of her university’s chapter of United Faculty of Florida, a graduate of the National Education Association’s Emerging Leader Academy and a two-time recipient of the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers Award.
The Gospel According to Apostle Barack: In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as Heaven Here on Earth, her first work of nonfiction was inspired solely for the desire and the goal of re-electing Barack Obama, Jr. to a second term as President of the United States. The words contained in this manuscript were extracted from one hundred and fifty-five (155) speeches Barack made between February 10, 2007 and January 20, 2009. It is the intent of the Author to offer this manuscript as a guide to the President’s followers in their formulation of re-election focus groups based on the percepts espoused herein. Further, it is the intent of the Author to utilize the materials contained in the speeches as a means of teaching Apostle Barack’s followers about him and guiding them towards understanding “politics as religion” and “religion as politics” The manuscript would also serve as a guide for his followers – to unlock the answers – to creating and living in the reality of a middle class lifestyle that was so economically and ethically sound that it appeared to be “heaven here on earth.” Barbara, a newcomer to politics, enjoys writing in her leisure. She has been married to her husband, Willie for over thirty years. The Thompsons have one adult son, Gibran.
“ Well, once you read the title you can guess how bad the book is going to be. ” Booker T. Reader | 4 reviewers made a similar statement
“ “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.” ” KthomasVA | 1 reviewer made a similar statement
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I have been reading Greg Lukianoff’s new book Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate on the violations of free speech on campus. The book goes beyond free speech to show how campuses are making criminals out of students who have done no wrong. In one chapter, Lukianoff looks at the lack of due process in sex cases on campus and finds that sexual harassment now includes “the broadest possible range of everyday activities” and makes us all guilty of sexual harassment. Campus judiciaries “have been pressured to lower due process standards for those accused of sexual assault and to broaden the definition of sexual misconduct.”
Naturally, most of the cases in point in the book are men. One in particular is Caleb Warner who was kicked out of school and banned from every North Dakota state campus for three years after he was found guilty by a campus tribunal of sexually assaulting another student. The police investigated and filed charges against the accuser for filing a false police report about the assault. Warner asked for a rehearing but was denied until FIRE got involved and exposed the University North Dakota in the Wall Street Journal. Imagine sending your son off to college not realizing that he has fewer rights on the college campus than a criminal in your state or federal court. But that’s the reality in today’s PC colleges. Get this book, read it and pass it on to your son as he heads to college. He needs to know what he faces as a male on the college campus.
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- 5 Foreign Policy Topics That Should’ve Made the Debate Cut, by Bridget Johnson. A looming showdown versus Islamic extremism, a sobering euro outlook, and the Axis of Enablers.
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- Mon Dieu! Actual Romney Supporters in France? By Roger L Simon. Why Romney must win: a French perspective, by Philippe Karsenty, et al.
- Polls with Large Voter Samples All Favor Romney; Smaller, Less Reliable Polls All Favor Obama. Why? By Zombie. Romney leads in all polls with over 1000 respondents; Obama leads in polls with fewer than 1000 respondents. Bias, or sloppiness?
- If You Believe in this Country, Send a Check to Ty Woods’ Family, by Roger L Simon. The former Navy SEAL who died in the Benghazi terror attack leaves behind a widow and a baby son.
Florida Suburbanites the Key to Victory in 2012, by Patrick Reddy. Frost belt migrants in the Sunshine State vote like other Middle Class suburbanites nationwide.
The October Surprise, by Michael Ledeen. Talk — and more talk.
Things I Want to Shout to the World before the Election, by Helen Smith. Building the leftist utopia: Is rent-control and free birth control pills a fair exchange for destroying our children’s future and taking away our liberty?
What Happened to the October Surprise? By Roger Kimball. Who knows what dirt Gloria Allred is running her hands through.
Bill Clinton Thinks Americans Are ‘Impatient’ for Recovery, by Rick Moran. Gee, Bill. We’ve only been waiting three years.
5 Life Advantages You Acquire from Experiencing Poverty, by John Hawkins. Being poor isn’t as good as being rich, but it’s not all bad either.
Habibi: A Moroccan Poet Sings to His Love, by P. David Hornik. A new book of poems by Canadian poet-essayist and frequent PJM contributor David Solway.
- It’s Romney’s Race to Lose, by Rick Moran. The Republican must close the sale by offering himself as a credible alternative to Obama.
- Instavision: Is Atlas Shrugging? Job Creators Are Giving Up on the U.S. Economy, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds. Click to watch video.
- Meet Tom Smith, the Farmer and Businessman Who May Seal Pennsylvania’s Transition from Blue to Red, by Bryan Preston. Democrat incumbent is vulnerable.
- Director Andrew Marcus Discusses Hating Breitbart, by Ed Driscoll. Marcus discusses his new documentary on the late Internet impresario, which debuts this weekend.
- Time to Read Ayn Rand? By Keith Lockitch. That copy of Atlas Shrugged has been sitting on your shelf for a while. Time to open it up?
- Why People Now Ignore Paul Krugman, by Roger Kimball. And I suspect that Paul Krugman is going to find his street corner even more lonely in the weeks to come.
- Redirecting Human Organs to the Third World, by Theodore Dalrymple. Hello, can we have your liver and give it to a Jordanian?
- Paranormal Activity 4 Serves Up Enough Spooks for a Satisfying Sequel, by Bridget Johnson. What the horror world needed: another creepy kid.
- Twilight of the Sort-Of Gods, by Rick Richman. Obama represents a fourth stage of the path begun by Woodrow Wilson.
- Iranian Agent Admits Plot to Kill Saudi Ambassador in D.C., by Barry Rubin. Knowing about such an operation should have been a real game-changer for Obama’s Middle East policy.
- The Secret Life of Willard Mitty, by Zombie. Ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.
- The 20 Creepiest Campaign Emails of the 2012 Season, by Bridget Johnson. Which politician wants to meet you at midnight — and is “asking one last time”?
- Wargaming the Electoral College, by Stephen Green. Firewall? Triage? Ride right through it, no matter what it’s called. Also read: Hey Obama, Your Firewall Is on Fire.
- McCarthyism I Can Support, by Roger Kimball. Constitutionally protected speech can never be legitimized as a cause of violence. Period.
- Homeland’s Implausible Take on Islamic Radicalization, by Teri Blumenfeld. Showtime’s terrorism drama presents a delusional fantasy about the roots of jihad.
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- The Obama Breaking Point, by Victor Davis Hanson. In the next three weeks, Obama has only three hours left to save his presidency.
- GOP Senate Prospects Still Lagging, by Rich Baehr. Chances dim for a Senate takeover.
- Welcome Back to the Woman Wars, Camille Paglia…, by Leslie Loftis. The return of the “pro-sex, pro-porn, pro-art, pro-beauty, pro-pop” sixties feminist art critic from Philadelphia who can rescue our national cultural conversation.
- Mugged and Ann Coulter Derangement Syndrome, Part 2, by Kathy Shaidle. Arguing with Coulter-haters is futile because their reaction to her is visceral, not logical.
- Romney/Ryan: Missed Debate Opportunities on Social Security, by Tom Blumer. It’s in crisis right now, not decades from now. Also read: Obama to Hit Romney on Bain During Debate.
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- Biased Against the Bright, by Janice Fiamengo. Grading has fallen victim to the “social justice” mandate of the university.
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- Roger Kimball: A Voice in the Cultural Wilderness, by Victor Davis Hanson. Victor Davis Hanson reviews Kimball’s new book, The Fortunes of Permanence: Culture and Anarchy in an Age of Amnesia.
- Al Sharpton’s Race Baiting Tour Heads to Virginia on Tuesday, by J. Christian Adams. The MNSBC anchor will take on VA’s voter ID law.
- Why They Love Osama and Hate Obama, and How Obama Uses the Same Tactic at Home, by Barry Rubin. Mob mentality.
- Free Speech, Muhammad’s Character — And Ours, by Andrew G. Bostom. Following violent Muslim reactions to the amateurish Innocence of Muslims video, international and domestic Islamic agendas are openly converging with vehement calls for universal application of Islamic blasphemy law.
- Escaping Cults: The Mind Enslaved, Part II, by Jeanette Pryor. “Did Venus blow your mind? Was it everything you wanted to find? Did you fall from a shooting star and say, did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there?”
- Stunner: Turkey Infiltrating Native American Tribes — and May Get Congressional Help, by Marc J. Fink. Stunner: Islamists select a new target, and a “see no evil” House bill may facilitate the effort.
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- Ohio Poll Analyst: Voter Turnout Modeling Predicts Big Ohio Trouble for Obama, by Paula Bolyard. Conventional wisdom turned upside down: massive drops in registered Democrats and independents in Cuyahoga County will be tough for the president to overcome.
- It’s the Gas Prices, Stupid, by Paula Bolyard. Team Romney needs to get out of the coal weeds and stay focused on the issue that really matters to Ohio voters.
- An Economic Primer: Why Americans Won’t Invest in Themselves, by David P. Goldman. Barack Obama has turned us into our own worst enemies.
- Western Courts Bend to Islamic Practices, by David J. Rusin. Courts that yield to Islamic norms encourage Islamists and cast doubt on the future of equal rights and responsibilities under the law.
- Obama at the UN: The Speech That Had Nothing to Do With Anything, by Barry Rubin. His words did not remotely match the reality of the Middle East (or his record).
- Picture This: Netanyahu’s Clear Red Line Steals the 67th UNGA, by Bridget Johnson. Bibi: “Today, a great battle is being waged between the modern and the medieval.”
- The Five False Assumptions Behind Poll-Skewing , by Zombie. Amateur mass psychology as campaign strategy?
- [VIDEO] Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama Because He Gives Out Free Cell Phones, by Bryan Preston. Takers.
- Crazifornia: How California Is Committing Suicide, by Bookworm. Behold the handiwork of the leftist Rube Goldbergs wasting taxpayer money in the Golden State.
- Will Dinesh D’Souza Save the World from Obama? By Roger L Simon. The horrifying terror attack in Benghazi alone could serve as the trailer for D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s America.
- Thank Obama for Russia’s Resurgence, by David P. Goldman. Let’s talk about how to tame the bear, rather than just tease it.
- The Leftist Leviathan, by Janice Fiamengo. David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin expose the new reality of American politics.
- Media to Romney: Stop Telling the Truth, by Andrew Klavan. One more “disastrous” week for Romney and he could win by a landslide!
- Under Obama, Food Stamp Costs Growing Much Faster than Food Stamp Rolls, by Kim Zigfeld. It’s not just the increase in recipients: Obama allows each recipient to receive much more. Can’t blame that on Bush.
- Why There Cannot Be a Decent Left, by Ron Radosh. An answer to Richard Landes.
- Newton’s First Law of Motion Applied to Political Strategy (With a Brief Excursus on Gaffes), by Roger Kimball. And finally: why there is often much to be said for shooting before you take aim.
- Shame and the Obama Voter, by Andrew Klavan. This November many Democrats of good will are going to betray every value they profess to hold dear because they simply can’t bear to acknowledge the fact that they were wrong.
- How to Commit Voter Fraud in Ohio, by Paula Bolyard. The Buckeye State: where a utility bill counts as acceptable ID.
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- What Really Happened in Egypt and Libya, by Barry Rubin. A simple answer, and a surprising one.
- Nice Guys Finish Last, by Michael Walsh. Glengarry Glen Romney.