Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America By: Kimberley Strassel

If you read the book solely for the introduction, it will be worth the time and price.  Left stated that Trump was not legitimate because he did not win the popular vote. This is a tired tale parroted over and over by the media and regurgitated by the leftists drones. The reason for the electoral college is because we are a representative republic. We are not a "democracy". In a TRUE democracy, Trump and all his supporters would be shot and killed based on the rhetoric. 51% could vote that the remaining 49% be killed. Without the EC, every election would chosen by CA, NY, and CH. All three which are bankrupts, have more crime than all other states and cities, and corruption is at an all time high in all three. Is that "fair"? Is that what "equality" looks like? Would there be a "urban privilege" then?

Obama got a bit of Fox News mileage with crazy conspiracy theories but even Fox killed them as quick as they were released. However the Trump Haters have run with insane, off the wall conspiracy theories and the mainstream media have not only given them airtime but have jumped on the crazy bandwagon. Ironically, the left always took the moral high ground calling out the right on "vitriol", "hate" and fear. However that lecture was apparently forgotten when Trump won in 2016. Fear mongering have been the order of the day since before he even stepped foot into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Presidential Pardon of Alpeio was attacked by the haters. However all other POTUS of past also had pardons that were questionable.

Obama was the most lawless POTUS and used executive orders almost exclusively after his first two years where he has the house and senate.

Many of the haters say Trump is a tyrant because he has gotten rid of laws and regulations, but tyrants don't get rid of rules. They add them.

The author paints the timeline of what transpired leading up to the FISA warrants. Anyone, regardless of party has to read this. If you are not utterly shocked, then you are part of the problem. Anyone that has followed my reviews or tweets knows that I am for each party holding their respective politicians accountable. I think if the corrupt politicians knew there were consequences to their actions, they would be hesitant to commit the crimes they do regularly.

It is painfully obvious that as the writing of this post, the current Congress has done nothing but try to reverse the results of 2016. Remember there WILL be a Democratic POTUS after Trump. The rules and laws being used against Trump today will be used against the Democratics in the future. History has shown that the Democratic Party is corrupt from the Mob days up until Obama's administration and even during Trump's administration. They will need to have a saint on their tickets else face the same wrath seen by Trump. Granted the media would "puff piece" us to death but I highly doubt others would have the ware with all to handle what Trump has during his tenure.

After reading this book, you have not choice but to admit that the Trump Haters, and the Left and The Media in general are doing everything in their power and outside of their power to reverse the 2016 election. It is painfully obvious to any racional, honest and principled person to see that the unfair treatment of this POTUS is unprecedented. I often wonder where we would be if the Left and the Right got together and supported this president. We would be even better than we are today. It is very sad. We have been bad stewards and have left this country in a worse state than we got it.

Market and Sciff demanded the un-redacted Muller report. So much so that they held in Contempt of Congress. They demanded he release Grand Jury information which is illegal (or should I say "undocumented") knowing good and well that it was impossible. However now the very same are saying they will NOT release any transcript of the testimony of the impeachment. How can the haters accept this hypocrisy? It's selective outrage. God help us all.

Amazing book. You should read this ASAP

Author Kimberley Strassel

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Twelve (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1538701774
ISBN-13: 978-1538701775

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

My Voice: A Memoir By: Angie Martinez

Angie is my age, well she is 10 days older than me. She worked at Power96 for a while while she lived with her aunt in Coral Springs, FL.  She writes about visiting Cameo's and other local clubs. I ran in those circles and probably was in those clubs when she was.  Reading her book transported me to my youth.

I love memoir, but a memoir about someone I can relate to is a marvelous experience.  Angie Martinez (The Voice of New York) is a famous DJ, recording artist, and public persona in NYC.  She is a beautiful woman and very down to earth.  Being a memoir, it goes through her life and career.

The chapter on the Tupac was awesome.  She was really smack dab in the middle of the East-coast/West-cost beef.   By flying to LA to meet with none-other than Tupac, she really risked her career. The audience in NY could have turned on her.

She wrote about meeting Erick Estrada. I too met Estrada, in NYC ironically.  There is a lot of similarities with her life and my own. I truly enjoyed the book.  She covered the many artists she knew and followed, many of them where artists I followed as well.

If you are or were into Hip Hop, this book is for you.

Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Celebra (May 17, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1101990333
ISBN-13: 978-1101990339

Monday, October 21, 2019

Power Grab: The Liberal Scheme to Undermine Trump, the GOP, and Our Republic By: Jason Chaffetz

Lets start by addressing the elephant in the room, pun intended.  I am not a Trumper, I do not own a MAGA hat (although I do not have an issue with it), not a white supremacist (my family is from Cuba), I do not watch Fox, I am not a Republican.  Now that we have that out of the way, lets get started.

I understand the hatred for Trump. I understand that the left wanted Hillary to win.  I understand because I wanted Ron Paul to win in 2008 and 2012 and did not want Obama for one term and certainly not two.  But when Obama won.... again, I again accepted the outcome of the election and moved on.  This outrageous, unhinged behavior is incredible, especially from a party that has always put out a message of tolerance and of a group of people that are smarter than the non-Democratic people.  In my opinion, this image has been shattered.   In this book, you will see how intolerant the left "has become".

Chaffetz, a former Congressman, exposes the corruption in D.C. and more specifically with the left.  He made a point that I have always known, he mentioned that the left is not about helping people but more about gaining and retaining power.  This is obvious with the latest Congressional Majority today.  They have done absolutely nothing but multiple witch-hunts.

I have to hope that deep down inside, the people who consider themselves "liberal" have to see the hypocrisy of the Left.  I mean as recent as this past week, the Bidens faced reports of Hunter Biden sitting on the board of a Ukrainian company.  What's worse, is that Biden is on a video essentially admitting to what the left is falsely accusing Trump of doing.  On this video, BTW I wanted to include the video but it seems that bug tech has scrubbed access to it, you hear the former VP speaking at the Council of Foreign Relations.  At this meeting he specifically says that if they did not fire the prosecutor, he would hold the billion dollars promised to Ukraine.  Not only did he admit to bribing the Ukrainian leader to stop an investigation that could be unfavorable to his son, but he implicated President Obama.  In the interview and his bragging session, he states the the Ukrainians questioned HIS authority and that they had already spoken to Obama, he said "call him".

Chaffetz exposes Nancy Pelosi's tactics to change the rules to favor herself and maintain herself in power unlike what the Republicans did to John Boehner, former Speaker of the House.  Chaffetz does an excellent job is exposing the 501.c(3) and 501.c(4) and how they use their tax exempt status to affect elections.  He also covers the IRS scandal whereby they denied 501.c(3) status to Right leaning groups seeking that status.  This was a scandal that was essentially whitewashed by the media.

I recommend this book for anyone looking to see how the insiders are working to obtain and retain power in D.C.  I truly believe that if the people hold their respective parties accountable for their actions, and do not fall into the partisan bickering, this country will be much better than what it is today.  

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Broadside Books (September 3, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062944428
ISBN-13: 978-0062944429

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Five Families: The Rise, Decline, and Resurgence of America's Most Powerful Mafia Empires. By: Selwyn Raab

If  you are fascinated with all things mob, this book is for you.  Raab covers a plethora of mobsters and law enforcement agents that interacted, investigated, infiltrated and in some cases arrested the mafiosi.  The book is a good "middle-ground" between mafiosi and LOA.  Raab covers the rise and subsequent fall of the "Cosa Nostra".

The  author covers some off the well known mafiosi and some of the not so known.  I was really surprised how close the mafia was to the Democratic Party.  It was always known about the Mob's involvement in Labor Unions but this book adds some clarity as to the level of involvement.  Although not a political book, it does show the corruption, specifically on the Democratic Party.

Some of the former mafiosi covered in this book:

Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Vito Genovese
Frank Costello
Carlo Gambino
Joe Masseria
Albert Anastasia
Louis "lepkeleh" Buchalter
Santo Trafficante
John Gotti

Because of the amount characters and the overlapping timelines, the books does travel forward and backwards in time which is a bit of a pain, but not too bad and right away you are back engaged in the story.

Paperback: 816 pages
Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (October 4, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250101700
ISBN-13: 978-1250101709

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Chernobyl By:Serhii Plokhy

I have to admit, I never really thought about the Chernobyl situation until I saw the mini-series on HBO.  I was so into the series I watched the 5 episodes in a row.  The book was OK.  There was a lot of useless information in my opinion.  There was a lot of life stories of the people involved where I was looking for what happened.  It does however go over the explosion and the subsequent trial.  I truly believe that this single event, caused the Soviet Union to decline which eventually brought down the U.S.S.R. altogether.  Russian people lost faith in their government, rightfully so.  This is the problem with Socialism and Communism.  Whereas in Capitalist societies you could argue that corporation are for profit, it is actually better because their greed makes them continue to make a better product.  In Chernobyl, they cut corners and lied to their people.  I think the people saw right through it.

In most cases, I say to read the book and do NOT watch the movie.  In this case, I would say to watch the series and then decide if you want to read the book.

Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: Basic Books (May 15, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1541617096
ISBN-13: 978-1541617094