Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Animal Farm By: George Orwell

Sadly, this is something that has been seen over and over again, all over the world. The Socialist will use a villain de jour to unite the people around a common goal. However in order for Socialism or Communism to work, it REQUIRES a dictator.  Without one, people would quickly see that "Socialism is for the people NOT the Socialist" and would revolt.

I wish children were taught this in school. The left has strategically taken over the education system. This gives them access to young minds where they can brainwash the youth. Rather than teaching students how to survive in an unfair world, they teach them how to become victims.

Intersectonism type behavior is alive and well in this book before it was a thing. Even when you agree with them, their goals and platform is based on whatever the leftists say they are. It is truly "progressive". It never stops its always "progressing".  This book is a lesson on how propaganda works and how foolish people are to follow it. 

Sadly, George Orwell's writing has been used as a plan instead of a warning.  This is a short book, but  you will understand why socialism and communism is a farce.  

Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (November 20, 1990)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0151072558
ISBN-13: 978-0151072552

Monday, February 17, 2020

50 Things They Don't Want You to Know By: Jerome Hudson

Wow.  This book blows the lid off the twisted, one-sided lies told by the "Mainstream Media".  Hudson takes you through 50 fallacies spread by the Mainstream Media and the Left in general. Hudson, a black male, is critical about many things specifically around the black community however he does not limit himself to the African-American plight.  He goes head on.  You can tell of his Thomas Sowell influences.  Sowell is one of my favorite authors, ever.

Hudson covers, abortion, affirmative action, gun violence and mass shootings, substance abuse, sex trade and human trafficking, immigration, deporter in chief, jobs, corporate tax breaks, welfare, climate change, Socialism, tech companies, and of so much more.

This book is well written and literally, I could not put it down once I started reading it.  I wish everyone would read this book.  Although you can tell he is a conservative, you still can learn a lot.  I often ask my liberal friends about the hypocrisy.  For the most part, they know it but they won't call it out because the perception is that they would then like Trump.  If all parties held their own accountable, we would be in a better place.  However we let our side screw up and we even defend them because we have lost the dignity to disagree with someone without losing our minds.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Broadside Books (September 17, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062932527
ISBN-13: 978-0062932525

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The Dirt Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee; Vince Neil; Motley Crue; Mick Mars; Nikki Sixx; Neil Strauss (contributor) (Author)

What an amazing book. It is truly a miracle that Motley Crue is still alive. The level of debauchery is unequalled. The drugs, sex, alcohol and all around self destruction was strangely addictive, no pun intended.

One after the other, each band member describes their insanity of growing up. One by one the tail of the self destructive activity is described in detail throughout the book.

Mick Mars is a deep individual. His view on death is extremely interesting. He says that when people die and see a tunnel and a light at the end, it's actually the birth canal and the light is the lights in the hospital room. He says that when the person does not continue through the tunnel, it represents a still birth. I think I could get along well with Mick.

Vince's daughter's death was so difficult to read.  It literally brought tears to my eyes.  I could see how this life would be a spiral AFTER her death, but does not account for what he did theretofore.

I am going to watch the Netflix movie now. I refused to watch it until I read this book.  Now I am ready.  If you are a fan you MUST read this book.

In 2015, I bought my wife tickets to Motley Crue.  They were amazing seats.  I had a clear view of Nikki Sixx, although this picture does not do it justice.  Always loved Motley Crue, and I always knew they were crazy, but did not know a lot of the stories.

Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: It Books; Anniversary, Reprint edition (November 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9780062012333
ISBN-13: 978-0062012333
ASIN: 0062012339

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump By:

This book covers the weaponization of oppression by the left.  Sadly the youth have indebted themselves with huge debt for an education in victimization.  Soave writes about intersectionality in how insane it is.  Here is my attempt to explain it.  Apparently, if a white male that is gay is supporting a gay cause, he is not allowed because he is missing a oppression component.  Apparently a person in a wheelchair cannot be called "wheelchair-bound" and not only, can you not call him/her that but you cannot even ask them what they would like to be called.  It is truly the most insane attack on the first amendment.

Soave correctly calls out the ACLU on not sending up for free speech and that it has become an intersectionalist organization.  Intersectionism will not last though because its goal is to continue to thin the "allowed" speech and in doing so alienating even supporters of the foundational issue.  They will alienate or should I say "undocument" (sarcasm) everyone that does not meet the intersection dé jour.

Additionally, their own rhetoric works against them. If I say something about anti-black racism and they say I cannot because I am not black, well how about if I identify is a black person?  Are there only some people that can "identify" and have it respected?  Ironically, Black Conservatives are not allowed to use their "oppression" in any kind of statement.  As a matter of fact, they are attacked viciously at times.

These people are not prepared for society in my opinion. Our enemies are laughing at us at how we are imploding from within. To think that these babies are our future is truly scary.   It seems the more outlandish and cruel comments about people who disagree, the better you are in their eyes.

If there is any positive side of this book, is that these idiots are going to eat their own.

It was truly a great book.  It is scary and sad, but very informative.

Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: All Points Books (June 18, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250169887
ISBN-13: 978-1250169884

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Inside Out: A Memoir By: Demi Moore

Demi Moore has always been a favorite of mine.  She has been on many of my favorite movies I grew up with.  Moore writes about her troubled childhood, substance abuse, appearance, relationships, abuse and her career.  Moore's parents were a real work of art.  The abuse they put her through is unbelievable from a parent.  Moore left her house at 16.  When her father left her mother, he took his son (Demi's brother Morgan) and she was crushed and felt she was not wanted.  She later realizes that the father she thought was her biological father was actually not her real father.  Her maiden name was Guynes.  At 18 years old, she married Freddie Moore and subsequently kept her last name.

Her mother gave a her boss the keys to her house so he could wait for Demi at home when she arrived at 15 years old.  He allegedly raped her.  A week later "Val" (the alleged rapist) told Moore, “How does it feel to be whored by your mother for $500?”  Later, British media uncovered that Val was actually, Basil Doumas, a landlord who ran La Cage Aux Folles, a hot spot for celebrities at the time including Elton John, Sylvester Stallone and Michelle Pfeiffer.  Incredible.  Absolutely unconscionable. Ashton Kutcher and Moore met, and later married and subsequently lost a baby.  Once again Moore's relationship with Kutcher imploded as did her relationship with Bruce Willis. 

Even after 50, Moore still had to deal with drama and heartache.  Truly sad story.  Kutcher really did her rotten.  Reminds me of the Jessica Simpson book I just finished and her relationship with John Mayer.  Thankfully her relationship with her daughters was reestablished and I wish her the best.

This is a short book but packed full of information about a true Hollywood A-Lister.  I finished it in one day.  Mostly because I could not put it down.  If you are a fan of Moore, read it.

Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Scout Willis, Emma Heming Willis and Tallulah Willis attend Demi Moore's "Inside Out" book launch party on Sept. 23, 2019 in Los Angeles
Bruce and Ema - His new wife

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Harper (September 24, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062049534
ISBN-13: 978-0062049537

Friday, February 7, 2020

Open Book By: Jessica Simpson

I love biographies.  Simpson did no let me down.  A tale of her life from birth, sexual abuse, substance abuse, marriage, love and children.  I will say that I was always used to watching Jessica as the virgin.  In the book, she talks about "Sexual Napalm" and plenty of sex.  I had to remember that she is a grown woman and has children.

Simpson writes about her failed Mickey Mouse Club audition and how Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears beat her out and how she ran into them again as her mother warned her.  Jessica and Nick were a train wreck.  I found myself hating Nick for not appreciating Jessica. Later she hooked up with John Mayer, what a jerk.  The emotional and mental abuse she took from him was appalling.

Jessica and Nick

Jessica and John

Jessica and Eric

It was a great book.  I was inspired by her story. Her weight battles is something that hit home.  She is truly a success story.  In life, performance and business.  I recommend the book.

Here is the link to the Ellen show where Jessica was drunk.

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Dey Street Books (February 4, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062899961
ISBN-13: 978-0062899965

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage By: Cliff Stoll

Great book. It was near and dear to me since it takes place during the years I was getting into computers and hacking.  The book takes you through the process of tracking an intruder in an age where this was uncharted waters. Sadly, some of the same techniques they used in the 80's are still around in different forms but based on the very attacks and exploitation of the OS's.  If you are a techie, this is the way to go.  If you are not techie, you may be lost in the technical speak.

Here is a link to a YouTube video series about this book. It is missing 2 of 6 but fun to watch.

Hardcover: 326 pages
Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (September 26, 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385249462
ISBN-13: 978-0385249461

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Wise Guy By: Nicholas Pileggi

Great book. I obviously watched the movie (Good Fellas), I mean who has not?  The movie follows the book almost 100%.  I always found it crazy that the movie was a true story.

This is one of those strange instances where the movie is as good as the book. Very rarely do you find that. I did like the the movie version of "go get your shine box" better than. The book. Also different is the spider scene where he shoots Michael Imperioli (AKA Christopher from Sopranos).

It's pretty sad to see what he became and the depth he fell to before being saved by the feds. I think the Feds truly did save him.

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (January 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0671447343
ISBN-13: 978-0671447342