Sunday, December 27, 2020

Don't be a Victim: Fighting Back Against America's Crime Wave By: Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace put together a great book about how to NOT be a victim. She covers many different scenarios and she speaks from experience. Nancy had a criminal incident which occurred to her, then fiancĂ© which drove her to study law and eventually becoming one of the most well-known faces and voices on criminality in general. 

Anyone with young kids or grand-kids should read this book. Women as well should read this book. As a man, I rarely think about the things Grace covers in this book. Not in a sexist way, but men usually do not think about the things she writes about such as going out to a parking garage.  It is good information to follow for men as well.  Men have a complex of being tough guys.  Although women statistically are attacked more often than men, men should heed the warnings here. 

Sadly absent from the many chapters of suggestions is carrying a firearm. She talks about mace and noise makers, but the reality is a conceal carried firearm is a great equalizer for women. My wife has a concealed carry permit and has a Glock 19 with a 21 round magazine.  I feel more at ease knowing she can protect herself. I carry everyday. Sometimes I even carry 2 pistols and multiple magazines. I also carry an AR15 chambered in 300 BLK in a backpack since this social unrest phenomenon.  I recommend getting insurance for CCW to protect yourself from the litigious nature of our country.  

One of the great sections where she just touched on and IMHO should have gone deeper is Situational Awareness.  I play a game with my kids. We walk into a store and when we walk out I ask questions like "how many people had hats on?" Or "how many blonde women" etc.  When we walk through the mall, we are constantly looking at people to try and identify those that are not acting like others. Such as someone standing on the side of the mall while everyone is walking around. Stay off your phone in public areas. 

This is a great eye opening book. I watch a lot of crime TV and I am used to seeing these cases.  It could be disturbing to some that may not be used to seeing these types of horrific crimes,  but I recommend this book to anyone that wants to be safe.

    Publisher : Grand Central Publishing (September 22, 2020)
    Language: : English
    Hardcover : 384 pages
    ISBN-10 : 1538732297
    ISBN-13 : 978-1538732298
    Item Weight : 1.31 pounds
    Dimensions : 6.4 x 1.45 x 9.35 inches

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

A Republic Under Assault: The Left's Ongoing Attack on American Freedom By: Tom Fitton

Amazing book. Fitton has been a thorn in the side of liberal politicians for quite some time. In this book, he discusses what he an Judicial Watch have uncovered thus far using FOIA requests. Because of their efforts, we have learned a great deal about the corruption of the Obama/Biden administration along with DOJ, FBI and even CIA.    Now those that are Anti-Trumpers, might find the fact; and it is a fact, that Obama's administration did not allow for a peaceful transition of power which continued well passed his time in the White House a bit disturbing and non-believable.  But then again those are the same people that beat the Russia collusion drum and continue to do so. The consensus is that Orange Man Bad, Black Man Good.  Even today, we absolutely know that Biden is in bed with the Chinese as is Mitch McConell and Justin Amash (just in case you want to call me partisan), As was Swalwell and Dianne Feinstein.

It's amazing that the left wants to call victory knowing the fraud that has occurred after spending four years complaining about Trump cheating in the 2016 election.  Hell even Stevie Wonder and Hellen Keller can clearly see that this election was rigged. This is yet another attempt at a coup to Donald J. Trump's victory.  If there is a silver lining to this, no more do conservatives have to be the accepting, and understanding bunch.  Violence is allowed and expected at this point. The left's soldiers (BLM and Antifa) are well defined and protected by the left, so will the Proud Boys and other groups currently standing on the sidelines.  Anything that happens at this point is on the Left. The left should get in front of this and disavow and rightfully make them terrorist groups.  If you don't believe or agree with me, look at the definition of "terrorist".  If they feel generous, go ahead and label Proud Boys the same (even though the group is run by a Black Cuban but we won't talk about that.

If you listen to the Left's message, Trump was bad because he blocked terrorist countries but then he was bad because he did not block countries during COVID.  Trump was bad because he did not have medical supplies for states and did not take care of them, but then was bad because he sent in federal troops to protect federal properties.  

Judicial Watch is key to uncovering what our corrupt and complicit politicians refuse to do.  I don't want to protect the Republicans or the Democrats.  I think "anyone" that is guilty of a crime should go to jail.  I truly think that all of the Obama Gate co-conspirators should serve jail time for their various crimes.  It would show that the Democrats are opposed to what we ALL know, that there is two sets of laws, those for Republicans and those for Democrats.  I have said it 1,000 times, until each party does not start holding their candidates accountable, this will continue to devolve.  We are already a banana republic with our insane voting situations.  It's time we reboot.  

If you really, truly care what is going on, read the book.  If you are the one that wears your party lenses and sees things as us and them from a party perspective, move along.  The information contained in this book, is factual and comes straight from the sources.  

Publisher : Threshold Editions (October 20, 2020)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1982163658
ISBN-13 : 978-1982163655
Item Weight : 1 pounds
Dimensions : 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Wake Up: Why the world has gone nuts By: Piers Morgan

 I will begin by saying that I do not agree with everything Morgan believes in.  Most importantly on the 2nd Amendment.  Ironically, we are on the same page when it comes to freedom of speech.  Additionally, we share the same views on the woke society we see today.  Ridiculous woke sentiment such as pronouns, and the offensive word or any word containing "man" (e.g. mankind, woman, human, etc.).  We are becoming the most moronic society on the planet.  We are allowing a small group of loud people define us as people.  I am glad I will not be around in another 80 years to see it devolve even further into the abyss.

Morgan does not understand the American way of doing things.  This is exactly why the 13 colonies of farmers and peasants kicked the crap out of the, at the time unbeatable army.  He is for unlimited lock downs.  I understand that for the anti-Trumpers, his comments about bleach is a godsend.  I can agree that Trump should not think out loud and talk about ideas without being, but I do believe that they are holding him to a different standard.  There ARE different synthetic compounds that COULD have the same affect on something in the body that would not in fact be Clorox Bleach.  

He seems to have a fixation on Meghan Markle and Harry and its in the book ad nauseam.  He goes into multiple tirades.  Maybe since I am not British and don't really care about the "Royals" so maybe I am being too critical.  

Later in the book he speaks about Adele, the singer and her weight loss.  It only goes to show that you cannot make everyone happy in this society.  "They" "fat-shame" her and then when she loses weight for her health, they shame her again for turning her back on the overweight people.  I am not into the Super Model, super thin look.  I feel a woman should have curves.  Also women have children and put on weight and get stretchmarks for the miracle they performed.  They should not be judged on either having more or less weight.  My opinion is who wants to lay in bed or on (pardon visual) on a pack of bones.  I am not into morbidly obese women either.  I had gastric bypass 6 years ago and lost 150lbs so I know the struggle.... still do.

This is a great book if you are opposed to the ridiculous, moronic "wokeness" that has contaminated our society.  We have not prepared our kids to survive the real world.  These dolts think that by removing racist or perceived racist words from our lexicon that somehow their will be no more racism.  They feel that if you remove any words that offends someone for something that somehow offense will be removed.  It only allows for closeted feelings to be stored away and affect people and no one is going to know.  For instance, I am American but my family is from Cuba.  If there is someone that thinks I am a "wetback" or a "spick" and I remove those words for the lexicon, I am at a disadvantage from knowing who truly hates me.  I would much rather be offended by them calling me something like that and choosing to disassociate from them, than to think they like me when they truly don't.  

On George Floyd, he is wrong.  I understand the book was written before the full video was released.  However after watching the video in its "REAL" entirety (not the one Morgan saw at the time of the incident).  There was nothing in the video that showed race being reason for Floyd's death.  However it does show the sadistic negligence by an overzealous police office that did not have concern or the sense to remove his knee from the knee of a criminal.  Floyd was not a saint, he was not an innocent man.  He did not however deserve to die for his crime at least it was not for the police officer to decide that.  Had he committed a crime, tried and found guilty and that crime was found to carry a punishment of death then that is a different story.  The cop was a a-hole and deserves what he has coming.  With that said, the BLM movement had an opportunity to bring more people into their movement but instead chose to alienate more people during a time that there was unanimous support for the movement.  Make you wonder if there was a movement to divide instead of unite people.   

Again, I agree with a lot of his views, but also disagree with many things as well.  The beauty of freedom is that I can read his book and agree and disagree but still allow him to exist even if he is not lock-step with me.  I hate that the word "privilege" has been weaponized as have other benign words.  I hope people wake up.  This is not liberalism, it is a new form of fascism, ironically coming from a group that espouse how they are against the very same.    

Publisher : HarperCollins (October 15, 2020)
Language: : English
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0008392595
ISBN-13 : 978-0008392598
Item Weight : 1.43 pounds

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Always a Soldier: Service, Sacrifice, and Coming Out as America's Favorite Black, Gay Republican By: Rob Smith

 Interesting book.  I will be honest, I thought this book would be more about his current dealings and coming out as a Republican and Gay, but the book is 90% about his boot camp, Army life and gay relationships.  Still that does not mean the book was not interesting.  It is sad to know that while I was in the Navy, there were people in my ranks that lived in fear of who they were.

Smith is a well-known Conservative spokes person representing Turning Point USA as well as Candice Owen's "BLEXIT" (Black Exodus).  He is outwardly gay man that struggled as a youth with his weight and sexuality.  Before the 2000 elections, I stepped away from the Republican Party, and found my current libertarian mindset that has guided me since then.  The non-aggression principle has been the foundation of my dealings with people since my transformation.  One of the reason I left the Republican Party had to do with their acceptance, or lack thereof, of the gay community.  I had plenty of gay friends that although I disagreed with their lifestyle, they were great people that I could count on more so than some of my straight friends.  

I will say that it seems that he wrote the book about his military service and dealing with his sexual orientation and later added the Conservative portion.  But either way, the book is a refreshing view from a former Liberal, current Black and Gay man.  He blows up all the typical stereotypes.  He chapters on the Woke insanity is on point. I truly believe that that movement and the Liberal movement we see today will collapse on itself.  It is impossible to be a “good liberal” unless you log into the wokeness website so you can get your updated offensive words and phrases. The other day read an article saying white males could never be transgender. This tells you where this is going. God have mercy on us all. 

I recommend this book. 

Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 1642935751
ISBN-13 : 978-1642935752
Dimensions : 5.5 x 1 x 8.25 inches
Publisher : Post Hill Press (July 21, 2020)
Language: : English  

Friday, December 4, 2020

Breaking Free: How I Escaped Polygamy, the FLDS Cult, and My Father, Warren Jeffs By: Rachel Jeffs

A very disturbing, detailed account of the molestation of this young girl.  If you have a weak stomach, do not read this book.  This man was a disgusting child molester and does not deserve to be on this planet.  I am a staunch 1st amendment kind of person with one caveat, you can practice the religion you wish so long as you do not invade someone else's freedoms and rights.  

Warren Steed Jeffs is the President of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a polygamous denomination. In 2011, he was convicted of two felony counts of child sexual assault, for which he is currently serving a life sentence plus twenty years.  

I never really followed the "religious" ways of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), however I have read multiple books on Scientology.  Aside from the dogma of one and the lack of dogma from the other, they are very similar from the mental antics side of things (at least this particular sect).  I could never be part of a religious group where there is a single person or persons calling shots that affect my life.  

Rachel, the daughter of Warren Jeffs was molested by her father from the age of 6 years old.  This lasted for many years until she was forced to marry into a plural marriage.  Warren Jeffs eventually went to prison for child molestation but not Rachel.  He had done it to other girls and had married underage girls.  Rachel subsequently finds out that her younger sister had been molested as well.  Although Warren Jeffs (The "Profit") was in prison, he continued to rule with an iron fist from inside.  Continuously abusing his followers by false prophecies such as: no more sex with your spouse(s), no talking to your kids,  no more milk, etc.  

In 2015, Rachel eventually smartens up and starts to see the hypocrisy from her father and eventually the religion. She eventually gets the courage to leave the church, family and the yolk of her father.  I have children, and I can not fathom not staying in contact with my kids.  My son is in college living in a dorm.  I cannot go a day without hearing from him.  Rachel's husband decided to listen to "The Profit" and not make contact with his kids.  From a twisted type of perspective, I guess he was worried about losing contact with all his other kids from the "sister wives", although he was constantly being sent away by "The Profit".

At 32 years old, Rachel met Brandon, a former FLDS member that also left the church.  Both were nervous to be next to each other.  This was the first time she would have a real "normal" relationship. I wish her the absolute best of luck in the future.  She seems to be a smart, strong woman. 

Here is the sick Warren Jeffs with a young Rachel Jeffs

Rachel Today

Hardcover : 304 pages
ISBN-10 : 0062670522
ISBN-13 : 978-0062670526
Dimensions : 6 x 1.03 x 9 inches
Publisher : Harper; Illustrated edition (November 14, 2017)
Language: : English