Thursday, November 28, 2019

Witch Hunt: The Story of the Greatest Mass Delusion in American Political History By: Gregg Jarrett

This is a well researched and detailed book that sheds light on the shenanigans of the Trump Haters on the left and on the right.  It's appalling to me that given this president's track record on economy, rights, security, and all other things that the haters would not give him a break. I did not like Obama, at all but there were few things I gave him credit for.  The bias against this POTUS, ironically by a group that spends their entire existence pointing  out biases on others from implied racism to micro aggression and everything in between  is shocking. Literally today I read an article that said the Michelle Obama has tweeted a picture of her family for Thanksgiving. Really?  No positive reports on anything about the current  FLOTUS but the Obama story gets legs, all for sending a Tweet? 

Back to the book. You will gain great detailed information about timelines and the reason the political left is gunning for Trump in such a way expended all of their political capital on failed attempt after failed attempt after failed attempt. There was collusion, conspiracy, obstruction, bribery, sex, lies, and the rest however it was the Democrats that ironically are the guilty ones.

I am always shocked how people still today would say that they would want Hillary instead of Trump. Knowing that Trump has not been found guilty of anything as of yet and that Hillary has been proven to be a snake on so many levels, that they would still want her.  It's OK to have an inept , fake, lie to your face, career politician which has been embroiled in scandal after scandal after scandal since the beginning of her adult life as POTUS?  I'm a libertarian and I had to admit we had weak candidates in 2016. Why is it so hard for the Dems to admit Hillary was the wrong candidate?  Why is it so hard for the left to see the hypocrisy?  Just take the position about accepting the results question asked in the debate. Clinton was appalled that Trump would not accept what she thought was a sure thing. Yet here she is 3 years later still not accepting the results and not being called to the mat on it.

Anyone that has done even cursory  research on this subject will know that the anti-Trump movement is real and is strong and it is really unfair.  I am struggling with being happy or sad that the Dems have changed the rules of engagement forevermore. On one side, I am sad that this president has had this happen to him and that the founding father's Gran Plan has been perverted and distorted in such a way.  However, I then feel I should rejoice because the next Democratic POTUS that comes in will have to be a saint because the ROE have changed and impeachment, special councils, investigation and the like would be SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) now.  Of course that is assuming that the media, you know the ones that spike stories about Harvey Winstein a full-on rapist, Polansky (child predator) and Jeff Epstein, another scumbag extraordinaire, and Matt Lauer, would not carry water for them as they did for Obama.  During Obama's presidency, the MSM did puff pieces.  

I truly hope the IG report comes out and we are able to prosecute those that acted this way against the country. Democrats and Republicans will fall and I am fine with that. I am also fine with Trump being impeached for an "impeachable offense"; this Ukraine call is not one though.

It is indeed a great book, heavily researched and written by an attorney that understands laws and has been in the "political game" for some time. Read it so you at least have the facts and not the spin.  Make your own decisions and form your own opinions AFTER.  The MSM is lying to us and "reporting" fallacies and opinions and not facts. It's a war on your minds.  Don't let the enemy in. Fight the BS and form your opinions. If you still feel Trump is bad, so be it. If you at least walk away saying I still hate a Trump but he has been wronged here or there, that is fine too. But we have seen the media wrong so many times on so many levels from the exit polls to the impeachment, why would you believe ANYTHING they say?  

Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Broadside Books (October 8, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062960091
ISBN-13: 978-0062960092

Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston By: Robyn Crawford

Whitney Houston was a once in a lifetime kind of person. She meant so much to so many people.   I remember saying to myself when she married Bobby Brown, "Now he is going to turn her out". Little did I know that Houston was as bad of a "bad-girl" as he was a "bad-boy".   Weather you were team Whitney or team Bobby, no one can debate that she was a star like no other. Her voice was truly emotionally moving.

In "A Song for You"  Crawford revealed what we all suspected.  Whitney was indeed, at a minimum bi-sexual. I think today, almost eight years after her sad passing, her lifestyle would have probably been an inspiration for some struggling with their sexuality and not something to me ashamed of.  The "relationship" was not a one-time, curiosity; rather a long time sexual relationship.

The book details Houston and Crawford's relationship, platonic as well as sexual. It does it in a classy way though so if you are looking for a play-by-play lesbian porn story, move on.  Don't get me wrong, this is not necessarily a book for teens.  Talks about drug use and sex. Not that I'm a prude, just read it yourself before you recommend it to younger readers.

The chapter on her brother's death, the one on her mother's death and certainly the one on Whitney's death were very powerful and heard to read.  I understand this is Ms. Crawford's account of what happened, and I am sure when I read the Cissy Houston's book, she will probably have a different version of events, but for now it is very hurtful that Cissy allowed this to go on.  Shame on Bobby Brown as well for being the vehicle for her and her daughter to destroy their lives and die the same way.  Their deaths are indirectly on his hands.

This is a great book about a wonderful singer that I truly loved.  What a loss to everyone.  I recommend it to any fan of Whitney.  May Whitney and her daughter rest in eternal peace.  Such a huge loss.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Dutton (November 12, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1524742848
ISBN-13: 978-1524742843

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in U.S. History By: Lee Smith

This is another book in the throng of books I have read regarding this President and those around him trying to bring him down.  I am not a Republican but I have witnessed this country improve substantially.  I have also seen the media and the left doing everything and anything to discredit him and his family.  Take for instance his wife.  She is arguably the most beautiful First Lady we have ever had; for God's sake she is truly and literally a Super Model.  Yet you go through the grocery store and if you are lucky, you will see her on 1 magazine but under some sort of scandal (e.g. FLOTUS and POTUS divorcing).  Yet under Obama, Michelle was on every cover of every magazine and every show.  Although I happen to think she is a beautiful woman, she is certainly not a Super Model and the Obama's, if you care to look, were so corrupt and non-transparent.  Everything from Separating Families, Bombing countries, deporting illegal aliens (yeah I said it).

It's crazy to me that the public (primarily leftists and anti-Trumpers) will believe absolutely anything negative about Trump. The more salacious the better. Anything from being a double-agent for the Russians to golden showers and anything in between. Yet when confronted, with facts even that there was in FACT a coupe attempt that is still very much alive today, THAT my friends is tin foil hat craziness. 

This book covers, in detail how the "deep state" or whatever you want to call them, abused their power and positions to attempt to reverse a victory by Donald J. Trump in 2016. The irony is that the very same things they accuse HIM of doing, and have been unable to prove a single thing, is precisely what the the Left and anti-Trumpers have done. The crazy part about it is that they come out on TV with this righteous indignation against Trump's supposed action when all the while it is them that are guilty of collusion, obstruction of justice, hatch act, hiring foreign counties to affect elections and oh so many more. The media and the people are myopic to the hypocrisy or are just down right evil people. 

Now we are at this impeachment crescendo where the left thinks this is going to be the grand finale of their plan, but don't count your chickens quite yet. I predict this, coupled with all of the rest of the failed attempts at the coupe will be seen by the people and you WILL have a "perfect storm". As we saw with the unpopular George W. Bush's second term where he won the electoral and the poplular vote, you will probably see the same with Trump. Not only this but the "real" "do nothing Congress" will go back to Republicans. At that point, the shoe WILL drop. You will see the full force of the United States Government rein down on the previous administration including Hillary "rotten" Clinton, Comie, Clapper, Brennen, Peloci, Schiff, Nadler, Obama, Rice, Lynch and the rest. 

I think this is good. I think the Dems need to police their party as do the Republicans. I truly believe that the Democrats have opened Pandora's Box and have woken a sleeping giant. They have set the rules by which future administrations will be looked at and investigated by. Be careful what you wish for Nancy.

I have read other books on this subject and this one really gave me a lot of little details and timelines of which I was not aware of. Also the attacks against Mr. Núñez and his family. 

I fear the media companies that are owned by corporations that benefit from Socialistic endeavors and the Social Media companies that have way too much power to influence all sorts of things political and others is a problem. I would love to see a bipartisan attempt to rein in the corruption in the media as well as the Social Media. Recent history has shown how the media protects their leftist heroes regardless of what heinous crimes they have committed. Weinstein, Jeff Epstein, Matt Lauer, Clinton, Polanski just to name a few. These people are predators, real predators of even children. The media outlets consistently spiked stories about them. Yet Trump simply says that women let famous people "grab them by the pussy" and these very same people who are guilty themselves (Clinton, Lauer) and the media outlets that protect them go full apoplectic. 

I hope the American people see through this hypocrisy and force change. I don't care what party gets caught up and outed, it's not and should not be a partisan thing. The ends do NOT justify the means. We all have the presumption of innocence, freedom of speech and right to bear arms to name a very few. Analyze, these rights are all being taken from us in the name of the "better good" but the better good only comes when we have and protect those rights. ALL OF THEM.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Center Street (October 29, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1546085025
ISBN-13: 978-1546085027

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Case Against Socialism By: Rand Paul

An amazing book Sen. Paul.  Well done sir, well done.  This book should be read by non-socialist and proponents of  Socialism.  This book blows the lid off of the fallacy of "Socialism".  Paul describes the Socialist countries in the past and how they caused millions of deaths and tyranny. 
Income inequality is a fallacy. It does not say anything about how those with less income. For example if I work in Dubai and those around me have luxury cars like Bugatti, Lamborghini, Ferrari etc, but I have a Toyota Camry. Yes there is inequality of course but I am not on an ox or donkey. I still have a great reliable car.

How about a hot wife or husband. Is there inequality there as well?  Why is it that my wife or husband is not as good looking as that other person's wife or husband. Should we permanently scar their spouses to ensure that there is hotness equality?  Obviously my last example is a ridiculous example, however these days, the insanely obvious farces easily become insanely real.  Look at Chapter 38, where Paul talks about how China has created facial recognition in public restrooms where if you have NOT gotten toilet paper in the last 9 minutes, they will release 81cm of toilet paper for you to use.  Where the government there has facial recognition and you have a social credit score.  If you smirk while passing a photo of the leader, you loose points.  This is important since you have the Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School students with the MAGA hat.  The media finally after failing to prove the students caused anything and facing a legal backlash, now say that his face shows racism.  How insane is this where we now have "Face Crime".

How about intelligence?  If your child is smarter than my child and your child gets accepted into a better school, should we shut down the better school to force the "not so smart kids" are more equal?  I wonder Yale, Harvard, Princeton and the like would be willing to lower their tuition and their standards in the name of education equality?

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said,  "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."  This a synonymous with these idiots on the left calling for Socialism when they have never lived in it. 

Paul also destroys the "Nordic Countries" fallacy.  He describes how those countries are NOT in FACT socialist but rather Capitalist Countries with large Welfare states.  Not at all free since the middle class pays over 60% in income tax and an additional 25% VAT Tax on everything including food.  This is 85% of your earnings going to the State.  This leaves you with 15% of your check for food, and all other expenses.

The REALITY is you will either have Venezuela style Socialism or a heavy Welfare state such as the Nordic Countries which are moving back to a more full Capitalist style.  Socialism is for the people NOT the Socialists. 

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Broadside Books (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062954865
ISBN-13: 978-0062954862

Friday, November 1, 2019

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators By: Ronan Farrow

A disturbing tale of money, power and influence and the attempted cover up to protect the elitist. I truly enjoyed this book, however if there is one point that bothered me is his latter chapters where he talks about President Trump.  Seems to me that he was hoping to entice people to read the book and threw in a few chapters on Trump, which by all accounts had consensual sex with women, and does not make him a "Predator".  I think it was a hit piece or something to ease the outing of Democratic donor and "real predator" Harvey Weinstein.  He also takes a cheap shot at Trump by not making note that Trump expelled Epstein from his club and repudiated Epstein after finding out he was engaged in the shenanigans he was up to.

I did not know that the author is the son of Woddy Allen and Mia Farrow. He is not new to sexual assault and misconduct based on the

It is so troubling to read what Weinstein did to these women.  Call me naive, but I always pictured rapists as "a rapist".  When you see Weinstein as a successful Hollywood Mogul that could have paid,  if that is what you are into, for women to have sex with him, but chose to rape them, you have to see that he is putrid individual.  Crazy part is, that he has a daughter.  How would he react to his daughter getting raped?  I am sure he would not use his power and influence to protect the rapist.  I do not have daughters of my own, but I do have three sisters, a mom, and a bunch of nieces and daughters of friends of mine that I love as my own.  I believe this guides the way I treat women.  I would not treat a woman in a manner that I would not one someone to treat my loved ones.

The gull of NBC who leans LEFT politically, could go against the perceived Liberal only #MeToo and that have the woman's rights (you know since the Right has a "war on women") in mind all the time is sickening.  Total hypocrisy.  Not to mention Matt Lauer's escapades.

Fox personnel were also accused of sexual misconduct.  The difference is that Fox cleaned its ranks and brought in outside people to investigate.  NBC refused to do so, based on a Farrow interview.  This speaks volumes.

I think the book could have been so much more if he would have either focussed on Weinstein alone or focussed on Weinstein and Lauer.  I do think the superfluous salvation of Trump as it does not match his title of "...Conspiracy to Protect Predators".

Scumbag Weinstein 

Author: Ronan Farrow

Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316486639
ISBN-13: 978-0316486637