Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas Are Killing Common Sense By: Gad Saad

 What a fantastic book.  Truly refreshing to read a book by a fellow libertarian thinker.  I wish there was one section of the book that was better than another, but honestly, this book is on point.  I can call out a few memorable chapters which connected with me Chapter 4: Anti-Science, Anti-Science, Anti-Reason and Illiberal Movements, Chapter 6: Departures from Reason: Ostrich Parasitic Syndrome and Chapter 8: Call to Action.


Saad dissects the illiberal mindset and the ridiculous thinking by today’s SJWs.  I truly feel that this mindset will not have longevity due to its illogical and oppositional basis.  I have said this before, to be a good progressive liberal today, it is impossible without getting daily talking points and the victim-hood de’ jour.  The one thing I have seen with these SJWs is that you NEVER see them happy.  They are in an endless, never-ending cycle of anger and victim-hood.  I do not feel these SJWs are prepared for the real world, and as soon as they enter into the real world outside of the coddling universities and the echo-chambers they live in, you will see suicide rates, depression, mental issues (more than what they are experiencing today), as well as violence (more than what we are seeing today).  

If you have any doubt, look at the 2020 US Elections.  You have a President, Donald Trump that has been accused of countless things.  Has been investigated time and time again without finding anything of substance.  Was impeached on the most bogus charges ever assembled in an impeachment hearing and the consensus is “Orange Man Bad”.  However you have a President-Elect that single-handedly was responsible for some of the most racist laws passed in this country since Jim Crow, has verifiable and credible accusation of rape, has been seen countless time being inappropriate with young girls, on video admitting to bribing a leader of a foreign government to fire a prosecutor investigating the company his son is a board-member of, his son receiving 3.5 Million from Russians, 1.5 Billion from China (CCP), countless comments about black people, lauding a known former KKK Grand Cyclopes and not a peep.  Literally Joe Biden is everything they wished Trump was (so they could hate him more).  Not to mention the man is in a declining mental cognitive state that a 5-year-old could tell and that does not seem to bother them.  It is literally ludicrous.  

I recommend this book and I recommend checking him out on his various guest appearances on the Joe Rogan show.  Do not pass this book up. 

 


    Hardcover Comic : 237 pages
    Publisher : Generic (January 1, 2020)
    ASIN : B08MKXTR3S
    Language: : English

    Best Sellers Rank: #238,277 in Books

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Living in Color: What's Funny About Me: Stories from In Living Color By: Tommy Davidson

 This book was great. Needed to take a break from politics for a bit. Tommy Davidson has always been a likable guy. I followed his career path since "In Living Color" as I assume most people did. For a while he disappeared from the limelight. 

I love reading memoirs and biographies because it gives you a voyeuristic view of their lives. Especially when you remember them, as in this case when Davidson was active in "In Living Color".   As a lot of other famous people, drugs and alcohol became a big part of their lives and Davidson was not different. He admits to having a bad substance abuse problem that affected his relationships.  It's not a far departure given that he was literally found in a garbage pile where he had been abandoned by his biological mother. A White family, found him and took him in, subsequently adopting him. However the father-figure of that white family left his wife, two biological kids and Davidson to join a commune. 

Davidson recalls his childhood and not really understanding skin color. In his naive mind as a very young child, he compared his skin color vs his family's to how dogs have different colors of puppies. I really wish we thought that way as adults. More and more, we seem to be self-segregating after all the battles to de-segregate. I guess history does in fact repeat itself. 

Today Tommy Davidson enjoys doing charity work, doing voice work and more importantly, sobriety.  I was happy to read that he is currently doing well and is in a good place. I think he is immensely talented and hope to see (and hear) him for a long time to come. He seems like a really good guy. 

The book not only shines a light on Davidson but also on his contemporaries.  Great names such as Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Jim Carry, Adam Sandler and many, many more.  I recommend this book if you enjoy memoir.  I am glad we did not lose him as so many others we have lost. 

Congrats on sobriety Tommy.  Keep up the good work.


  • Hardcover : 256 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1496712943
  • ISBN-10 : 1496712943
  • Dimensions : 5.72 x 0.9 x 8.52 inches
  • Publisher : Kensington; Illustrated edition (January 28, 2020)
  • Language: : English

The Cost: Trump, China, and American Revival By: Maria Bartiromo and James Freeman

 Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo is probably the only show I will watch on Fox.  A very smart host from a financial perspective, she is also 

a damn fine journalist.  Bartiromo covers the Trump administration but focuses on the threat of China and the attempted coup of a duly elected President.  


As I write this review, Joe Biden has been coronated  the President Elect for 2020 election by the media.  As is the typical MO, the Left and the State-Run (Left) Media, tells you, "There is nothing to look at here, move along".  Anyone who states anything different from the media agreed upon talking points, is instantly banished from the "acceptable social person" category and considered "deplorable".  This coming from the same people that pushed a fake Russia collusion, impeachment, obstruction, racist, xenophobic narrative for four years with impunity.  We have sadly seen a corruption of the media and social media companies during Trump's last year.  Although 2020 has been the worst year of my entire life, and although we saw unprecedented questionable actions by our state and city governments, that anyone, and I mean ANYONE, regardless of party affiliation should worry about.  Additionally, we have seen reports of voting machines of which run particular software where high ranking Democratic Party Senators, Congresspersons, and political mouthpieces for the left have significant others and family as the executives and investors into the same.  I find it interesting how the left in the U.S. say that Voter ID is racist.  However I was speaking to a friend in Jamaica where it is predominantly Black people, they have to apply for a specific voter ID, different from your other IDs.  How is this NOT racist there?  Arguably, there is more poor poverty there than here in the US.

The China situation is real.  They are a huge threat to our country.  The destabilization in the U.S. caused by this political unrest  puts us at risk.  China does not want Trump in the WH for a second term because he is the ONLY POTUS that has put the needed pressure on them.  They know for sure that a Biden administration would be a walk in the park and they could go back to their previous S.O.P. which included Intellectual Property theft, holding the U.S. hostage with manufacturing all of our goods, the funding of projects for other countries knowing they would be unable to repay, seizing  control of shipping lanes which do not belong to them.  The threat is very real and to see Mr. Biden's nonchalant attitude about China not being a threat is appalling and disturbing.  He is either clueless or complicit, either one is bad, but I believe he is both.  

Some of the information is repetitive for anyone that has been following the TDS this past four years.  How the FBI higher-ups colluded  and conspired with the Obama administration and other prominent three letter agencies to perform a coup, ironically today the left accuse Trump of attempting a coup  because he is contesting the outcome.  However, Hillary Clinton is on record telling Biden NOT to concede at all.   I believe the left has come after Trump with such vengeance because he is not your typical politician.  This man does not care about politics insofar as he is POTUS.  He has outed them.   They obviously do not want to face the consequences.   The media will tell you there is not evidence however time and time again, the former CIA director, FBI Director and others at that level have come out on the media saying they have seen evidence and did not know about this or that, but while under oath and with the fear of purging themselves they say the complete opposite.  If those who choose to NOT believe what the Right is saying about this, review the transcripts for yourself.  

Bartiromo is a very effective reporter and is well connected both in Financial circles as well as the political ones. I recommend this book. 

  • Hardcover : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1982163984
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1982163983
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.38 inches
  • Publisher : Threshold Editions (October 27, 2020)
  • Language: : English

  



  


Saturday, November 7, 2020

The Problem with Lincoln By: Thomas DiLorenzo

 Let me start by saying that ANY negative book about Lincoln is considered blasphemy to the Lincoln lovers.  Lincoln is an interesting man, not so much for positive things he did but more for how he is claimed by both political parties here in the US as well as, ironically, tyrants of the rest of the world. 

The Republicans love to claim Lincoln as their way of proving they are not racist and the Democrats need to keep Lincoln as a savior since they claim, falsely that the two parties swapped.  The problem runs much deeper.  There are many "dismissed" issues of what Lincoln did that are the third-rail for the Lincoln Lovers.  Such as the letter he wrote to Horace Greeley
 

I would save the Union. I would save it the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner the national authority can be restored; the nearer the Union will be "the Union as it was." If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause, and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help the cause. I shall try to correct errors when shown to be errors; and I shall adopt new views so fast as they shall appear to be true views.

It is clear to anyone during cursory research that the "Civil War" was in fact NOT fought to end slavery.  Lincoln clearly did not care one-way or the other about slavery.  Slavery was a tool for Lincoln to cover up his tyrannical ways of governing.  Here is the rub:

  • Lincoln allowed slavery in 4 States during the "War to End Slavery"  Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Missouri and the newly, unlawfully created West Virginia.
  • Suspension of Habeas Corpus 
  • Either invaded and attacked his own country men if they were still part of the Union or was an invader to the South and declared total war.  It can't be both.  One is treason and the other is a war crime.
  • Declared total war on citizens that had nothing to do with the war save that they lived in the South.
  • Supported, upheld and enforced the Fugitive Slave Act.

There are so many more examples.  However I WILL say that the slaves' plight was advanced in fact because of those moves Lincoln made regardless of WHY he did them. 

I understand that Lincoln Lovers think badly about Mr. DiLorenzo.  You can absolutely disagree with him, but if you look at the facts, they are true.  

Sadly our history is being re-written to support the victim mindset and as we all know, history repeats itself.  I would rather have books, statues, songs, movies, et al reminding us of how abhorrent slavery was and where we have come.  A read a book by Adam Corrola and in it, he talks about the "Progressive" movement.  He uses the analogy of smoking in a restaurant.  You use to be able to smoke in a restaurant.  Then there was a smoking and non-smoking section, then they said you can only smoke by the bar, then they said you had to smoke outside, then they said you were too close to the entrance and you had to walk down the street.  It reminds my of this great country or what was once a great country.  Sadly the US has become a Banana Republic where corruption reins supreme.  We now have voter fraud (you can say no, but we all have seen the videos), state run media where they cover for one party and lie about the other, and a social media that crushes free speech.  The saddest thing about it, is that there is no putting that genie back in the bottle.  

 
Hardcover : 240 pages
Item Weight : 1 pounds
Dimensions : 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
ISBN-13 : 978-1684510184
Publisher : Regnery History (July 7, 2020)
Language: : English

 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Follow the Money: The Shocking Deep State Connections of the Anti-Trump Cabal By: Dan Bongino

 Great book Mr. Bongino.  I loved reading this book.  Bongino is fact based, sometimes ad nauseam, author.  However it is welcomed because he has a lot to say.  This book blows open the left's insanity to bring down Donald Trump at all costs.  This book was written before the two additional bombshells that recently hit from Hunter Biden's laptop and his former business associate that gave Breitbard access to his email account, so it's not hacked.  That however did not stop the social media companies from blocking anyone daring to share it.  Nor has the media even addressed it.  This is very irresponsible and you would have thought that the media has learned, but apparently not, that all the crap they have tried to throw at Trump, the less sticks.  I think with every negative action they take against the POTUS the more they open people's eyes to the corruption that the left is dealing in.   


Although the story of how Hillary Clinton paid for the dossier, Obama and Biden's knowledge and participation in spying on the Trump campaign, the FBI's total corruption, and even the CIA's evolvement has been know for a long time, Bongino sheds light on even more damning evidence in this.  However as I stated before, the media is in the bag for Biden and the Dems and will do everything they can to amplify all of the fake news about Trump and spike all of the negative stories about Biden so the people are not able to see the real Biden. The investigations are in play and have already yielding damning information about the Obama / Biden corruption.  Hopefully if Trump wins re-election, these investigation will move forward and we will once and for all rid ourselves of the corruption at the highest levels of government.  The Dems will undoubtedly accuse President Trump for using his powers to go after his detractors which is so ironic being that the Dems were the ones who actually colluded with the Russians to get fake info on Trump, lied under oath to Congress, laid purgers traps, 

Bongino does an excellent job connecting the dots and the players.  I have been following these stories since the beginning.  At first because I wanted justice if Trump was indeed guilty of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" or if he was involved with Russia to fix the election, I wanted him prosecuted and/or removed.  But soon I realized that it was not so.  I wanted to follow the evidence.  Seems that not everyone did the same.  Many people walked away from any evidence after the grueling, and in my opinion unwarranted, Mueller investigation and have stuck to the previous fake charges while blinding themselves of any new evidence that would not only exonerate Trump (God forbid) but incriminate the players of the Democratic Party.  I have said this on my reviews I have done, if the Right were to hold their politicians accountable and the Democrats the same, they would be forced to operate on the straight and narrow.  However instead, each party allows their respective parties to get away we corruption and possible crimes all in the name of party.  This would make our country a much better place.    


Hardcover : 208 pages
ISBN-10 : 1642936596
ISBN-13 : 978-1642936599
Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
Publisher : Post Hill Press (October 6, 2020)
Language: : English 

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History By: Ted Cruz

This was a very interesting book.  Cruz discusses landmark cases heard by the Supreme Court of the US.  He covers 2A (full disclosure, one of my most important issues), abortion, Bush v Gore 2000, etc.  I learned quite a bit about the law and how the SCOTUS works and operates.



Cruz talks about his run for the Senate and how he met his wife during the Bush/Gore debacle.  I will say that regarding RvW (abortion), my view on that is that we should probably invest in better tools to identify pregnancy and if someone wants to have an abortion, they should do it early on prior to a heart beat if it is a "frivolous" abortion, but under circumstances where the mother's life is at risk.  If you are sexually active, you should have a level of responsibility.  Abortion is not in the Constitution; it is not in the Bill of Rights, yet the left wants unfettered access to abortion whenever, however and whatever reason.  However when it comes to the second amendment which is 100% in the Constitution and specifically says "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED", that right, real right, the left wants to take it away from me.  

Infringe "act so as to limit or undermine (something); encroach on" 

 

So I must buy into abortion, hook, line and sinker and do it 100% open, while I have my God given rights pulled at will?  Sorry.  I am fully aware that if you do not believe in God, which you do not have to, then you do not feel that you have anyone to answer for your actions.  If you do believe in God, you will need to answer for all of your actions.  If you feel fine with your decision, then run with it.  Let me run with mine.  The FACT is, abortion is 100% about death.  No if, ands, or buts about it.  My 2A does not automatically make every gun owner a mass shooter.  I am almost 50 years old and have been shooting since I was 5 years old.  Never killed anyone.  I shoot every single weekend and have done so for the past 30 years.  

Enough about that, the book is well written and full of details and interesting information.  However if you are someone that hates anyone that does not hold your same thoughts and beliefs, then don't bother.  The man is a Christian and he is also obviously a Republican. 


ISBN-10 : 1684511348
ISBN-13 : 978-1684511341
Hardcover : 256 pages
Product Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Publisher : Regnery Publishing (September 29, 2020)
Language: : English 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

#DELETED: Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election By: Allum Bokhari

Fantastic book.  I have been a victim of the big tech, social media arm of the left numerous times.  Some myopic readers will focus on the "Big Tech's Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election" sub title, which at face value is a valid prejudice, however when you read the book, it will be clear that it is a problem that CAN affect many people including anti-Trump voters.  

Reminds me of a poem by Martin Niemöller

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.



The book covers how the social media companies have used and more importantly abused the protection from Section 230.  However these companies have stifled free speech and continue to do so.  Ironically, tons of Trump supporters and cabinet members have been persecuted and in many cases, prosecuted due to perceived "medaling with the election" however the Social Media companies are overtly doing it with impunity.  

Bokhari covers the biases in these companies and provides insider whistleblower information backed by subsequent admiral by these media companies.  The only reasons they have had to fall on their respective swords has been because it has been blatant and they had no choice.  Anyone who has followed me or my reviews knows I am libertarian in my political views.  I would normally say, "Start your own company" however after reading this book, it is apparent how that is a futile endeavor.  Google can hid you from search results, Apple and Google can block you from their app stores, GoFund Me  and payment processors (e.g. Square owned by Jack Dorsey) from allowing you to monetize and or sell product and services.  

This is very similar to a book I read about FDR and the tire companies during the Great Depression.  The companies got together and essentially said, are we all (3-4 companies) willing pay a "tax" that would ensure that no new competitor could come into the business and disturb our earning.  This is essentially what they are doing.  Not only that, history showed us the like of John Pierpont Morgan (J.P. Morgan) that lent the US money but then had them in his pocket (e.g. The "Federal" "Reserve").  The non Trump government is beholden to the Social Media Companies.  

Not sure what meaningful change can happen with the amount of power being wield by these companies and the corrupt politicians that allow then to operate this way.  But one thing is for certain, the new leftist way of operating is impossible to comply with.  Traditionally, Women's Groups have been very partisan.  You have seen countless examples of this where Sarah Palin, Michelle Backman, Sarah Huckabee, etc have had open season declared on them by the media and leftist and the silence from these groups have been deafening, while merely suggesting that Hillary Clinton looked tired during her campaigning in 2016 , could earn you a label of sexist, misogynists or worse.  These Woman's Groups are now at odds with some LGBTQ+ communities, specifically the "trans" sub group (BTW, this group is at odds with many other LGBTQ+ sub groups as well) due to their on Trans Women (That is, biological males who have transitioned or "identify" as women, are competing with  biological females identifying as women (Newspeak: sys-gender) for scholarships where there is clearly a physical/strength difference in most cases (Ronda Rousey would hand me my butt in a small package wrapped in a bow in a few seconds for sure).  Again with the Trans groups and Lesbians where they are being shunned because they do not want a relationship with a Trans Women simply because of the "equipment" differences between biological sexes.  The point is, many today are fine and well with this type of infringement of free speech because it moves the needle for their agenda, until it does not anymore.  

Bokhari even explains the notion of your private/public life outside of the various platforms can get you banned for life from them.  Imagine the power that a company like Facebook or Google would have that you could be banned from their platforms because of the way you act outside of the platform.  This is such a slippery slope.  No one should want these companies to have this sort of power.  

I recommend this book to all.  Do not be put off by the Trump'esqness of it.  It just so happens that Trump and his supporters are the current targets.  But remember the poem by Martin Niemöller people; tomorrow it may be you.


Hardcover : 288 pages
ISBN-10 : 154605930X
ISBN-13 : 978-1546059301













Thursday, October 1, 2020

Liberal Provilege: Joe Biden and the Democrat's Defene ofthe Indefensible By: Donald Trump Jr.

This is the second book from Trump Jr. that I have read.  This book covers the Liberal Privilege we are living in today.  Say what you want about the Trumps.  I understand that he rubs people the wrong way and I can appreciate that sentiment and in some cases, he pisses me off with some of the things he says and what he does not say.  But with that said, anyone with a fraction of an ounce of integrity has to see that being a liberal gives you more privilege than a Conservative or Republican. 

Here are just a few from my observation.  If you are going to read it with a rational mindset and look at it from a perspective of "what if it was the other way" then continue, if not, you can move along. 

Biden on rape - For the longest time and still to this day, you still hear the "grab them by the pussy" line when Donald Trump was on a hot mic with Billy Bush.  Below is the quote from the transcript.

Trump: "And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything."
Bush: Whatever you want.
Trump: "Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything."

As you can clearly see, Trump did not say "I grabbed her by the pussy".  However Biden is accused by a credible source (or what would have been considered a credible source if it was a liberal accusing a Republican) and the #metoo movement and the very same people that were grandstanding during the Kavanagh hearings, where conveniently silent during the Biden accusations.  

And yes, I used orange on purpose for the Trump haters :-). 

Left on Russia - As we saw in the first debate (a few days ago as of this writing).  Seems that even today after the Mueller investigation is complete and the liberal army of attorneys that were on his team could not find any collusion, we still hear about Trump being a double agent, and colluding with Russia to win and fix the election.  Now we have proof that Biden's son received $3.5 Million dollars from the wife of a Russian official and that does not even make the classified adds on the newspapers and not even mentioned on the Mainstream Media.  How is this not newsworthy?  Biden's son got over $1.5 Billion from the Chinese government and lets not even mention the Ukraine debacle.  Does this not show a pattern?  I want you to be 100% honest, if you changed the name from Biden to Trump and from Hunter to Don Jr, how would you react?  You know you would be calling for their heads on a pike.  Hillary however absolutely had her campaign and the DNC pay for a foreign nation to compile fake information to be used as the basis for an investigation.  She admitted it in an email that was recently released. 

Left Knowledge - Jr. brings up Maxine Waters.  A hateful, has-been politician that is on the House Financial Services Committee yet struggles with the basics of banking and economics.  This woman,  called for violence against Trump supporters and his cabinet.  Ask yourself again, if Matt Gaetz of Florida when Obama was POTUS did the same thing to Obama supporters and his cabinet, what would you say?  He would be removed from his office.

Left on Race
The point of the book is to point out that Liberals get away with all sorts of things that conservatives could never dream of getting away with.  Biden is 100% on record on so many occasions spewing his racists rants and comments yet not only has he gotten a pass, but is the nominee on the Democratic ticket.  Biden has said "poor kids are just as smart as White kids" he has called African American youth "Super Predators". he has luted Robert Byrd, the former Grand Cyclopes of the KKK and said as Hillary did that Byrd was their mentor.  I could literally go on.  But the point is, even though he is overtly racial on some many occasions, he gets a pass.

My sisters are huge Trump supporters, when Trump won, I told them "always ask yourself "what would you say if Obama did the exact same thing?"  If you say you would not be OK, then you are probably being a partisan hack, if you would be fine, then you should be OK".  I know there are things the parties disagree on and that is fine.  However when Trump has done all he has for the Black communities and they call him a racist, he is the worse racist ever.  In the debate they again repeated the "fine people on both sides" sound bite.  What gets me is that Chris Wallace knew that left has played a surgically cut piece of the full statement. 

Fine People on Both Sides 

Trump: "Those people -- all of those people – excuse me, I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. Not all of those people were white supremacists by any stretch. Those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue of Robert E. Lee." 

I wonder what would happen, and I do not need to wonder because we saw it, if they called all the BLM protectors, "RIOTERS".  It is unfair to categorize ALL people from a particular side with a broad brush.  I think ANTIFA (Actually we should just call them "FA" since they are the epitome of fascists).  The BLM movement has been hijacked by "FA", so would it be OK for me to lump ALL the BLM and FA as the same?  Would I be allowed to do so?     

SCOTUS

Now we have the left calling "no joy" over the SCOTUS confirmation.  Lets be 100% honest, do you really believe that if the Senate was controlled by Democrats the last year of Obama that they would have waited for the next POTUS to pack the court with a liberal legislator from the bench?  If you say yes, then look at the impeachment.  Not only did everyone say not to go into impeachment proceedings during an election year, but since the Democrats controlled the House, they went ahead and did it anyway.  Then to boot, they wanted to have the Republicans change their rules.  Really?  Did the Democrats change the rules they threw together last minute to ensure there would be no way to effectively fight it.  

Impeachment 

The reality is, that the battle lines have been drawn.  The next time the House is controlled by the Republicans, and there is a Democratic POTUS, they better make sure they are squeaky clean.  They will need to give up transcripts of calls, they will need to make sure they give ALL paper work as soon as the Republicans ask for them and prepare to be impeached.  Of course, we have seen the irony of the Mueller investigation investigating obstruction of justice and obstruction of Congress and no less than 31 phones of the very same "investigators" where all wiped out.  Really?  Mueller knew the first day of his investigation that the information used to even investigate POTUS was tainted and fake.  You see at the end of the day, the Ukrainian leader said he was not pressured.  That there was no QPQ.  Then you have the video of Biden specifically saying that he would hold back funds (1 Billion dollars) if the Ukraine did not fire the prosecutor.  Not only did he incriminate himself but he also incriminated Obama

Here is the link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXA--dj2-CY

Socialism - Unless you have lived in a REAL oppressive nation where you would have been shot, killed, and your entire family (mother, father, brothers, sisters, uncles, children) disappeared or locked up for your speech then you have no right to say anything about Socialism.  It has never worked.  Ever!!!.  The left loves to point out the Nordic countries as a Utopian Nation, however they are not Socialists.  The have an 85% tax rate for the people.  And if you want a car, it is taxed at 200%.  Now if you think you can survive on 15% of your salary, then move over there for a year and see how it goes.  School is free yes but don't think for a second that you will be able to study a great career such as "Gender Studies" you have another thing coming.  You will study what the government tells you to study.  We have the best country on the planet.  This is why millions of people fight to get here putting their lives at risk.

Indignation - Seems that what is good for the goose, is not necessarily good for the gander.  Here we have the perfect example of the new left.  No more is there open dialog.  THEY have decided that their positions the only position and therefore your views are not even to be heard.  "You will not even speak"


Here is a perfect example.  Palmer is a former NBA announcer and become even more famous to the Right when he hilariously reversed himself when faced with the very thing he was applauding.  This is the MO of the modern left.  Ted Kennedy wanted wind turbine and railed for them every chance he could, until they put some in Nantucket Sound where he lived and they wanted them to immediately remote them.  Noam Chomsky fills his mouth with complaints about trust funds and copyright however after an investigation into his assets, it was discovered that he had offshore trusts set up for his family.  Look at Gore.  He perpetrator the greatest hoax in our lifetime and pushed this narrative that we should all be dead by now.  Of course he flies around on his private jets and has motorcades for him and his entourage. Lives in a ginormous home that has been reported to burn through more carbon credits that all other homes in the area.  Leonardo De Caprio also travels the world on a private jet or yacht.  Apparently commercial is not for him. Gore's failures in predicting the end of times does not stop the class clown of AOC from telling us that somehow, she and only she during her mixology training has become not only a scientist but also a clairvoyant.  She now has gone from 12 years until the end of the world to 10 years.  At this rate, the world will end next week.  

Alyssa Milano, probably the most loathsome clown in Hollywood is constantly struggling to stay somewhat relevant.  She is a washed up Hollywood pretender (this is what they do).  She was the voice for the #MeToo movement and stated that All women should be believed regardless.  Kavannah was lambasted and attacked in front of his children in what later turned out be a sham.  All for power.  Subsequently, Tara Reade accuses Biden of actual rape.  Has corroborating witness that remember dates and details.  Has her mother calling into the Larry King show reporting about her daughter getting fired for a sexual incident from a prominent Senator.  Biden refuses to give up HR docs showing that she was let go, and the left...... of course completely silent.  Now Trump does not release a meaningless document and they want to charge him with obstruction of Congress.  Biden ..... not so much.  By not so much, I mean not at all.

Here is Milano crying for the poor women gang raped by Kavannah (yea right).


Here she is folding like a cheap suite after doing a complete 180 degree about turn.  And then ending the tweet with finality as I explained before "we are done talking about this"


this is some blow back.  However nothing came of it.  Why has the media not called her out on her OBVIOUS hypocrisy?  Yes. You got it.  It is "Liberal Privilege".  

The book was fine.  DTJr is a funny author.  He makes me laugh while reading the book.  You may not agree with the Trumps and that is fine but if the left does not hold their politicians accountable for their indiscretions and the right does the same, then the politicians on both side won't care to do the right thing. If you believe that you are fine with having a racist, rapist, mentally sick, socialist POTUS solely because you hate Trump, then you are part of the problem.  



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Saturday, September 26, 2020

CyberSpace By Matthew Mather

 This was the second book by Mather that I have read.  This was a good book.  It is a dystopian-light book where a satellite attack takes down all communications coupled with fires cause all kinds of shenanigans. 


 

The book started off good.  There was a lot technology speak which was fine with me, however it appeared to come to a very quick crescendo and seemed to be rushed.  I wish it would have been stretch out a bit and build more on the political angle.  It is not a bad book, I just like the first one better.  I would read another book by Mather though.   


Paperback : 368 pages
ISBN-10 : 1987942140
ISBN-13 : 978-1987942149

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation By: Candace Owens

 Amazing book. Reminds me of the feeing when I saw Barak Obama giving his speech at the DNC. I knew at that moment that I would be seeing Mr. Obama again in a high position. The same is true with Ms. Owens. 

She is a smart, quick and beautiful young lady. She was recently married and, at this writing is currently pregnant with their first child. Owens brings a refreshing view to the race issue in the US. I am always stunned how still, in this day and age, there are still white people who feel that somehow they can speak for the Black Community. She once slammed some white women while she was testifying in Congress and she said that she knew better than they did and said "you know what my expertise is, being black in America. I've been black in America my entire life". 

Owens tells the tale of her youth and a racial incident that turned out to be an ex boyfriend. She spoke about how those who took in the cause were there for the public portion but then cut and run. 

Owners make excellent point on BLM, how the slaves and Blacks from before embraced the nucleus family and had fathers in the home. However the LBJ great society actually encouraged black women to not have a husband and father figure to gain more money. 

She addresses victim hood and how it is offensive and should be offensive to Black people today. However it is not. She explains how the left wants to have the Black people feel that they have not reached their potentiL

Not because of their own failure, but rather outside forces that are not allowing them to succeed. She shows specific cases where black people have been able to succeed, and succeed in a grand way. 

The book is really a great read. As I stated, she is extremely intelligent and she is so quick on her feet to fireback when needed. She is always prepared with facts, numbers and statistics. I truly believe we will see this bright woman ascend to great things in this country. She would be an amazing Congresswoman or Senator and one day, I can absolutely see her in the Oval Office. It is sad how the media and the supposed "woman's groups" do not defend her more from the vicious attacks brought on by the very same they protect. Not only is she a woman, but she is a BLACK woman. 

I great read. I recommend it hole heartedly. Read it and give it to a black person to read, this is her advise, but surely I can agree with it.


Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1982133279
ISBN-13 : 978-1982133276
Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.1 x 8.38 inches
Publisher : Threshold Editions (September 15, 2020)
Language: : English


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Doesn't Hurt to Ask: Using the Power of Questions to Communicate, Connect, and Persuade By: Trey Gowdy

 I have always been impressed by Congressman Gowdy.  Although my political views are not really represented in the House or the Senate, I always thought Gowdy was thorough, intelligent and a pit bull.  I first I thought the book was a political book but thankfully it was not.  


The book covers the art; and I mean it as an art of persuasion.  For those who do not recognize him, Gowdy was a prosector in South Carolina and later became a Congressman for the same.  He served in Congress for eight years.  Gowdy headed many committees during his tenure.  This book describes how he learned how to effectively argue in court and how to be on the offensive side as well as the defensive side.  Although the book does touch on politics based on cases and hearings he was involved in, he almost always prefaces it with the fact that he is not passing judgment and on many occasions describes where he felt he could have done differently.  

I have already used some of the skills I learned in this book with my kids.  He uses his family life to show the reader the skills he learned.  The over theme of the book, in part is listen more than you talk.  I learned so much about the legal system as well as he pulls from the history of cases he was involved in as a prosecutor.  One of the things that registered with me was when he mentioned impeachment..... no not that impeachment, but rather the impeachment of the person, the facts or the conclusion.  He used an example about a judge that was rule a certain way 90% of the time regardless of the facts of those cases.  The judge was a respected judge and impeaching the person was going to be difficult and would not get the results he was looking for.  He instead asked the judge pointed questions and challenges, and subsequently impeached the facts on the case.

Overall, the book was great.  I recommend it to anyone that would like to improve their communication skills.

 Hardcover : 288 pages
ISBN-10 : 0593138910
ISBN-13 : 978-0593138915
Product Dimensions : 5.7 x 1 x 8.5 inches
Publisher : Crown Forum (August 18, 2020)
Language: : English 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump By: Mary Jordan

 This book started off as I expected. An informative account about Mrs. Trump's early life. There was a tinge of animosity against Melania, but I hoped it would be spread out sparsely throughout this chapter only.  Unfortunately, I was wrong.

Soon after the chapter where Melania meets Donald Trump, the hatred for Trump and Melania by association was palpable.  Actually it was quite sad how the Author spoke about Michelle Obama's book when she wrote about how the Trumps made it "scary" for her family when Trump was talking about the Birth Certificate.  All the while she knew what we now know to be a FACT that her husband was one of the orchestrators of the fake Russia collusion investigation and allegations which fueled the vicious, non-stop attacks by the left and the media against President Trump. This shows what low class the Obama's are and how gullible those who allowed them and still allow them to get away with such things. 

Personally, I think the birth Certificate thing was a distraction for Trump. Do I think he was born in Hawaii, sure. Do I think that he used every means necessary to get an advantage of his situation, absolutely.  From what I have read, he did register in school as an international student. Ironically, the main attack on Melania is how she was useless save for Trump's name and how she benefitted from Trump. What is good for the goose, apparently is not good for the gander. 

The author brings up the "kids in cages" multiple times however fails to say the facts that Obama was the one that created those cages and that Obama himself was the one that started the practice of separating kids from their "families".  I believe this would have given her a tinge of ethical reporting.  Laura Bush spoke out against the Trumps because the Bush's were still grieving the decimation of Jeb Bush in the Republican Primary.  Why did she not speak out against the Obama's when they were doing it?

Jordan took every opportunity to go after Donald Trump especially with Mrs. Morales and Diaz that worked so many years for the Trumps.  It's funny because A. Both ladies made a living working for the Trumps and they were not forced to do so.  The ladies talked about how Trump was difficult with his clothes et al and they needed to comply, however there are countless liberal leaning famous people that share the authors perceived political beliefs that are famous for being extremely difficult such as removing all green M&Ms, certain brands of water, etc.  Hell, I did work for Matt Damon and he had special socks, combs, creams, candy, etc.  No one could use his bathroom, which I did anyhow because I do not bend a knee.  Not to mention that Morales and Diaz got paid for their interviews. 

I found that Jordan kept getting stupid insignificant details and tried to put some conspiratorial spin to it.  It seemed that Melania did not catch a break from Jordan or the rest of the anti-Trump movement.  For instances, going back to the cages, Melania was the one that spoke out against Trump and later made him change his stance yet the author nor the anti-Trumpers gave her any credit and just attacked.  I have said this before, Melania is the First Lady, whether you like her husband or hate him.  None of the magazines have put her on the cover of their magazines when she obviously puts all First Ladies to shame, even Jacki O.  It is sad.  Jordan also points out how Melania stood up for Baron during the "impeachment" hearings but then agrees with the attackers about Greta Thumberg comments after she won the Time's most whatever that award is.  Big difference though.  Thumberg put herself into the limelight by going and speaking to the UN and slamming everyone.  The reality is, she is a child and is NOT a scientist.  She and her family have made plenty of money from her appearances.  I do not care what she has been diagnosed with.  She knows nothing and makes comments about "money" while they have Herman Miller chairs in their homes worth over $2,000.00 a piece.  I am sure not many of the people who heard her "how dare you" speech live like that and take a year off of school to sail around the world.... BTW in a boat made of fiberglass and all types of material that are "harmful to the environment".  

And very apropos, was the statement about Trump not wearing a mask.  Recent news reports shows Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo walking his dogs around people without a mask, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House opening up a boarded up beauty salon to get her hair washed and blow dried while everyone else was banned from doing so, Not to be outdone, Governor Phil Murphy of NJ caught eating in a restaurant.   

I will give you a summary of the book from the eyes of the author:

Melania is a liar.  She does not speak the languages she says.  She is a bad friend.  She does not really love Trump.  She only cares about Baron.  Anything she supports is a fake thing that is there for the purpose of helping her husband.  Her English sucks. And now she wants to win again because she loves the limelight.  

It is very sad.  I expected much more.


Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 1982113405
ISBN-13 : 978-1982113407
Product Dimensions : 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Illustrated Edition (June 16, 2020) 

Friday, August 7, 2020

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter By: Curtis Jackson (50 Cent)

 I learned a lot from this book. Jackson / $0.50 is a successful entrepreneur, rapper and TV production mogul. I am always shocked to see these folks that start off selling drugs and become successful business men and women. I guess from a perspective, drug dealing is a business, one where you need to be shrewd.

The book may come off as a little braggadocios, but the reality is, he has achieved much success and in my opinion can and should talk about it.

I was shocked to read that Jackson does not do drugs and rarely drinks. His persona is so different that the one he portrayed in his book. The one thing I have taken from this book, which echos many other books is don't have a plan B.

This book was a great read. I recommend it regardless of your music or TV genere of choice. He is a successful businessman in his own right. I have followed his musical career and I am a HUGE Power fan. I am anxiously awaiting the spin offs


Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Amistad (April 28, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006295380X
ISBN-13: 978-0062953803


Monday, July 13, 2020

A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein by: Alana Goodman and Daniel Harper

Despicable, Child Rapist Billionaire got away with his crimes.  The story goes that he killed himself, but in my opinion, he was murdered.  I can only hope that he suffered until his last breath.  The book covers some of the same materials as with some of the other Epstein books I have read, but touches on; as the sub title says "The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein."




If you do not know who Epstein was, you are probably hiding under a rock or use woke up from Cryostasis.  Epstein was a multi-billionaire with homes in Palm Beach, FL, New York, France, New Mexico and Virgin Islands.  He actually owned two islands.  These islands allowed Epstein to control the environment and bring young girls there where they were unable to leave.

The book reveals a version of the Epstein saga saying Les Wexner, the Victoria Secret mogul, was the one bankrolling Epstein's lifestyle; either overtly or covertly.  One version is that Wexner is/was a closet homosexual and Epstein had the goods on him.  I tend to not believe that Epstein would/could hold homosexuality over someone today.  Society is more accepting than ever before.  Additionally, Epstein had a cozy relationship with the Gates...... yes those Gates.  Both Epstein and the Gates have been outspoken Eugenic proponents.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozlbeXrb_5A

Sadly, no one will ever know the truth.  I do not think Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein co-conspirator and longtime girlfriend, madam, recruiter of children will live to testify and name names.  She will meet certain death.  Her days are numbered.  


Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeff Epstein

                                                      Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeff Epstein


He wanted to inseminate women with his semen to have a bunch of kids.  Thankfully this did not happen.  Contaminating the world with little Jeff Epstein(s) would have been a really bad idea.  I truly hope they catch all those involved and the victims can find justice.  They were cheated from justice.  Whether Epstein took his life (highly unlikely) or someone had him silenced, he got off much easier than these pro girls; women today that will live with what he did to them for a lifetime.  There is a special place in hell for this man, and I hope they turned up the heat when he arrived.


  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sentinel (June 2, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593192230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593192238

Saturday, July 11, 2020

I'm Your Emotional Support Animal : Navigating Our All Woke, No Joke Culture by Adam Carolla

Insanely funny but very apropos. Corolla blows the lid off of the victim society and cancel culture we are contaminated by these days. This book is filled with F-Bombs and other "four letter" words (or French). It will certainly crush the snowflakes of today. The saddest thing about this book is that he is 100% on point. There is a purity test that all have to pass in order to be a member of the new society. Apparently there is no room to evolve your thoughts, opinions or decisions. You are now forever defined by the rants of your sixteen year old self. I have evolved from being a Republican to being libertarian because I did not agree with many of the planks of the Republican Party. If this is the way we plan the future to be, not even the Purest of the pure would be eligible for a place in the new society. 



The wusification of men today will have huge effects down the line. I know in my family, I am the one willing to take the risks and lay down my life for my family. If there is a need to get a second job, to go out in the middle of a hurricane, fight to protect my loved ones, even standing in line for an entire day to get gas for our hurricane generator, that's me. My kids are learning and I take my oldest one with me. I teach them to safely handle AR style rifles, hand guns, knives, dress a deer etc. I teach them about making fire, cooking and most important the respect of women and God. These days men are more feminine than women. They gossip and rat on each other, they don't ask out girls anymore. My 14 year old told me last year "I hope she asks me to the dance". I was floored. This is not the way it is supposed to be. 

I recommend this book for anyone that is a rational person. If you believe is safe spaces, micro aggressions, culture appropriation and the drivel espoused the morons of today, move on. You will only hurt your delicate feelings. 



Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Post Hill Press (June 16, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1642935883
ISBN-13: 978-1642935882

Monday, June 29, 2020

American Crusade: Our Fight to Stay Free By: Pete Hegseth

You might be used to seeing Hegseth doing the cooky diner interviews all around the country during the 2016 election season. Or maybe if you are a Fox news watcher, you will recognize him from Fox and Friends morning show.  Either way, this man is a Harvard/Princeton.


This book is written by a man that is true to his country.  He was in the National Guard, went to Harvard and Princeton, and has done may works of charity around Veterans.  He was not a Trump supporter in the beginning. But like many other people, he saw Donald Trump for what he is; a threat to the establishment. When you see someone ruffling the feathers of both putrid parties, chances are they are doing it right.  The book delves into topics you would expect from a Conservative.  He is now a Trump supporter.  Interesting note, he was a term member of Council of Foreign Relations but quit the organization. 

He is truly a patriot and not just for what he did in the military but what he did for his fellow countrymen that returned from the military. 

It is a good book, obviously very pro-Trump so if you dislike or hate Trump, don't bother reading it.  Your eyes will bleed.  I am one of those not-so-silent majority that did not initially vote Trump, but feel he has done an amazing job.  I often wonder, if he would have had even the same level of support from the opposition as Obama did, our Country would be doing amazing.  In spite of all of the anti-Trump media (redundant statement), in spite of the fake investigations, trumped up (no-pun intended) impeachment, all other investigation, unfair treatment, et all, he was still able to make this economy thrive and do for POC what no other POTUS in my lifetime has done. 

Love the last chapter when he talks about Trump calling him on Halloween and told him "You are a fucking warrior Pete; A fucking warrior."  Love it.





Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Center Street (May 19, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1546098747
ISBN-13: 978-1546098744

Saturday, June 20, 2020

A Life in Parts By: Bryan Cranston

I love reading biographies and memoirs.  I love to see how people get to where they are.  It grounds me because I can see that people usually have hundreds of "L" before they have a single "W".   Cranston was the stars of one of my favorite shows which I had never planned on watching; Breaking Bad. I have reviewed other books in the past and have made the same comment.  Don't have a plan B.  It is a pattern I have seen in many of the subjects of the books I have read. 



Cranston decided at some point in his life that he was going to be an actor and never looked back.  He had a great approach to auditioning.  He thought of it as the ability to deliver a performance.  Not from a perspective of getting a job.  I believe that could be one of the secrets of his success.  The book begins with one of the most powerful scenes from Breaking Bad where Jane Margollis (Krysten Ritter), Jesse Pinkman's (Aaron Paul) girlfriend dies in front of White (Cranston), and he does nothing.  He admits to seeing his real-life daughter during that scene.  It that goes back in time and he writes about his life growing up and his challenges as a child and later adolescences and adulthood.  Cranston writes about his big break in Malcolm in the Middle as the father.  This made him an "actor"

If you are a Breaking Bad or Malcolm fan, this is a must read. This is a short read coming in under 300 pages.  But I was engaged the entire time. 

Malcolm in the Middle
Malcolm in the Middle



Breaking Bad



Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (October 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1476793859
ISBN-13: 978-1476793856

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans That Liberalism Failed By: Gianno Caldwell

A refreshing view of the Conservative movement through the eyes of an African-American young Republican. Caldwell comes from the inner-city in Chicago, Il. His mother dealt with drug addiction and he was raised by his grandmother. He comes with a level of street cred you don't get from other authors.



Although I do not agree with 100% of what he writes, I do consider it and can agree to disagree. Regarding Charlottesville, I cannot in good faith, broadly paint all protesters as racists or anti-racist gods. I do believe that I can protest the taking down of a Civil War statue and not be a White Supremacist. As a matter of fact, I do not agree with White Washing history. But make no mistake, if KKK and Real White Supremacists has their way, me, the black person and the Jew would all be hanging from the same tree. I never get how that can be. Candice Owens, a Black Woman is called a racist because she supports Trump. I have a friend of mine that is married to a beautiful dark skin, black woman. He is white. He is also a Trump supporter. I am shocked to see how quick they call him a racist. It's preposterous.

Regarding Kaepernick, I say he has the right to take a knee if he wants. I support his right to do it, however I am disrespected by it because I served in the military. Maybe if he was a vet I would see it differently, although I doubt it. I choose not to watch or attend the NFL games. I also have taken my own stance against Nike. I will not spend a single cent on anything Nike. They have decided to take a politics stance. Ironically, the left rail about "Citizens United" yet is fine with Nike taking a stance politically as long as it's advancing their agenda. Chick-Fil-A did not get afforded the same level of free thought and 1st amendment.

I found the book refreshing and very apropos. I recommend this book to anyone with an open mind willing to listen to someone outside of your echo chamber. Caldwell calls out Democrats, Republicans, Whites and Blacks. Caldwell is a smart, tenacious and driven individual. He definitely motivated me.



Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum (November 12, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0593134923
ISBN-13: 978-0593134924

Friday, May 29, 2020

Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage By: Dan Crenshaw

What a great book.  One would think this is a completely partisan book, those assuming that would be wrong.  What it actually is, is a book with a perfect title "Fortitude".  I have both my sons reading this book.   I am not saying I want them to become seals, although that was my plan (believe it or not), but I do want them to embrace their dreams and aspirations in the same fervor Crenshaw writes about.


This man's journey is an amazing one.  If you were to just take into account becoming a Navy Seal, which by itself is an amazing feat, he would be impressive.  He was blown up, lost an eye and almost lost the other, went back to the teams, graduated from Harvard and became a Congressman.  Any single one is extremely impressive.

It is a book you should really consider reading.  It is not an overly political book as I mentioned before.  You do have politics since he IS a Congressman.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Twelve (April 7, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1538733307
ISBN-13: 978-1538733301


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Revolution: Trump, Washington and "We the People" By: KT McFarland

This is a great book; probably the best political book I have read in the last couple of years.  McFarland describes her time at the White House with President Donald Trump.  She is neither a cheerleader or TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) SJW.  She explains how Trump operates, his thinking and his approach.  



With her past experience with other White House Administrations, McFarland has unique view and can be a good judge of how this Administration is doing.  I enjoyed her perspective on how the White House had bed set up for the anticipated Hillary Clinton.  Equally interesting is the approach Trump has in meetings.  He does not allow others to dictate the agenda nor control the narrative in meetings.  I have always found that to be disheartening when the people elect a POTUS, and you have a bunch of puppeteers pulling the strings behind the scenes.

McFarland describes his decision making process and how he wants to be the one to make the decisions not one of his handlers.  I find that refreshing.  Love him or hate him, apparently those are the only positions allowed today, Trump is an amazing businessman and has brought the knowhow of the board room into the situation room and from what we can see, absent the Coronavirus, he has done amazing things for the economy, for jobs, and in spite of all the accusations, has done more for Hispanics and African-Americans (Even though I hate using hyphens) than any other POTUS in the last hundred years.

McFarland discusses that absolute war the media has towards Trump.  Again, wether you love, hate or love to hate him, you have to see that the media is 1000% (yes I know it says 1,000 and that 1,000% is impossible) is an arm of the Democratic Party and that they will NEVER give Trump an "L" regardless of what he does or does not do.  Just yesterday I was reading how Deblagio is installing fences on NY Beaches to keep people out, yet when Trump mentioned the wall, the Left lost their heads saying, "walls, fences or barriers or racist".  We see it with Joe Biden and his son, Joe Biden and rape allegations, Biden and the Quid Pro Quo with Ukraine.  We see it with Secretary Clinton and her crimes, and YES they are 100% crimes.  As any of us reading this review would be under the jail for less that what she has gotten away with.  Despite the constant investigations, impeachments, rhetoric, fear mongering, et al, the POTUS has STILL done some amazing things for this country that previous Administrations had told us, and we believed that would never get better; "The new normal".  I wonder, how much better would this country be if only the media were "fair" (ironically they throw that word around a lot) and the House were not in a constant "impeach" witch hunt.  You can still hate Trump.  I hate Obama as a President, but like him from a personal basis, even though I of course do not know him.  But I can separate the two.

McFarland also discusses the MO of our top LEA and how they royalty screw people.  Even powerful people; people connected must beware.  She discussed the FBI investigation and the Mueller investigation she was thrown into.  She wrote these chapters before the information recently revealed about how the FBI and other Intelligence Agencies use their power to attack and take out their perceived foes. She wrote about Flynn, which again, if you turn a blind eye to the tactics the left has used against the Republicans, then you need to be accepting when it turns on you.  Live by the sword, die by the sword.

Finally, she is rightfully critical on China and their plans to overtake the US regarding super power and Worldwide influence. Sadly, we can see how the WHO was either negligent at best, complicit at worse in allowing the Coronavirus to take hold worldwide in the greatest "pandemic" this planet has seen.  Yes China gets a pass.  No one wants to say anything negative about them.  Even the NBA and other US companies are terrified as is Hollywood to criticize China.  If the aforementioned were as open to criticize China as they are to criticize Trump, China would be less bold to do what they do.





I recommend this book for anyone looking to understand the POTUS.  She has a unique perspective since she has served in multiple administrations.  


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Post Hill Press (February 25, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1642934046
ISBN-13: 978-1642934045
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches

Sunday, May 3, 2020

The Final Day: A John Matherson Novel By: William R. Forstchen

The third and final book of the John Matherson series by Willam Forstchen.  I enjoyed this series.  I normally don't do series, but in this case, the dystopian theme called my attention.  This book takes place after the demise of the overzealous Dale Fredericks.  John gets word from an old friend, Bob  and so begins the whirlwind of ups and down Forstchen is known for.  Just when you think you have the plot rolled up in a neat little package, the story shifts and all that was up, was now down.




In this book, Matherson and Makala are expecting a child although she was not as prevalent in this book as the other two.  John is on the run from the new government in Bluemont.  John is put in situations where he needs to make choices that will affect his wife & unborn child, daughter, and fellow towns people.  Obviously, you will want to read "One Minute After" and "One Year After" first or you would be lost.

**SPOILER**
The irony is that some of the government folks moved their families prior to the EMP.  Fast forward to today when we had members of congress that divested themselves of their stock portfolio prior to the pandemic crash, makes you think this book series was used as a manual and not a novel.  Matherson thwarts an attempt to attack our country and ensures that a new government be properly constituted.

I think this would make a great TV series.  There is a lot of in-between content that could spread to multi-seasons.



Series: A John Matherson Novel (Book 3)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Forge Books (January 3, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765376733
ISBN-13: 978-0765376732

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Hurricanes: A Memoir By: Rick Ross

This was a great book.  Rick Ross grew up in Miami and a lot of the places he frequented are places I did as well.  I was never a huge fan of Rick Ross, however after reading his book, I certainly understand his music much more.  There was a lot of talk about Ross being a Freemason due to his song by the name "Freemason".  However he is not.  Ross has become a huge presence in the hip hop/rap world.  It is incredible to see how a person can turn their life around. 



In one of the chapters, Ross wrote about driving by Evander Holyfield mansion and parking where it was visible with his friend.  He was impressed at the accomplishment of Holyfield.  At one point, Holyfield filed for bankruptcy and Ross immediately purchases the property.  


Ross and I share a similar thought process.  In his book, he mentions how he thrives in the face of adversity and nothing drives him more than someone saying you can't do it.  I find myself at this point in a similar way as Ross did where his villain was himself.  That chapter was actually inspirational.

His mom and his sister are a big part of his life and his longevity.  It is great to see that someone that has been extremely street wise and exposed to so much crime and death, still looks to his mother and his family for support.   



Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Hanover Square Press; Original edition (September 3, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1335999280
ISBN-13: 978-1335999283