Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

By John Ruberry Last Monday I had a errand to run for work--which brought me to Milwaukee's suburbs. And for the first time in five years I drove on Interstate 94 north of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line--on what is known as the Milwaukee to Kenosha I-94 Corridor. A lot has changed since 2012. As I … Continue reading Illinois businesses and jobs escape to Wisconsin

Series review: Broadchurch

By John Ruberry A few days ago I finished watching season three of Broadchurch, a British mystery series which is broadcast in the United Kingdom on ITV--and here on BBC America--starring David Tennant as Detective Inspector Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman as Detective Inspector Ellie Miller. Tennant of course is best known as the Tenth Doctor--and … Continue reading Series review: Broadchurch

Series review: Hell on Wheels

By John Ruberry "So you'll be paying yourself to build a railroad with government subsidies." Sen. Jordan Crane to Thomas "Doc" Durant. "These are exciting times. You and I are opening the way for the greatest nation the world has ever seen." Major Augustus Bendix to Cullen Bohannon. "See him driving those golden nails that hold together … Continue reading Series review: Hell on Wheels

The Washington Post is a communications arm of the Democrats

By John Ruberry The Washington Post has long been a leftist publication, in the 1970s it was dubbed "Pravda on the Potomac" by conservatives. The newspaper has gotten worse since then, even after its purchase in 2013 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. On Friday it released a 2005 video of Donald Trump in a hot-mic … Continue reading The Washington Post is a communications arm of the Democrats

Amazon Associates Program Terminated in Louisiana Effective April 1: No Joke

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT – Amazon is ending its Associates Program in Louisiana effective April 1. I received this email last week: Greetings from the Amazon Associates Program: We're writing to inform you that the Louisiana state legislature has passed, and Governor John Bel Edwards has signed, a bill to establish tax nexus and impose … Continue reading Amazon Associates Program Terminated in Louisiana Effective April 1: No Joke

Battle Account in the PC Wars (Updated)

by baldilocks This is why my novel is self-published and why my next two (three?) books will be self-published as well. From sci-fi author Nick Cole, via his fellow sci-fi scribe John C. Wright: Banned by the Publisher Or, Thank God for Jeff Bezos I launched a book this week and I went Indie with … Continue reading Battle Account in the PC Wars (Updated)

Kevin “Wombat” Trainor: The Last Falangist

My apologies that I'm a tad lat to this but I can't let July end without reminding everyone that Stacy McCain's loyal morning fellow Kevin "Wombat" Trainor has entered the realm of authors with The Last Falangist:  Essays on Culture and Politics in America Smithy has done a review and his piece on parenthood and Divorce … Continue reading Kevin “Wombat” Trainor: The Last Falangist

Tim Imholt and the Forest of Assassins

As you may or may not know my friend Tim Imholt is running for congress in the Ma-3 district against Niki Tsongas. I've interviewed Tim many times, covered his campaign and had hi on my show. He's a scientist, a small business owner a father of three and a PhD. The man is a problem … Continue reading Tim Imholt and the Forest of Assassins

Strange Gods My Review.

There was one good thing about the slow upload speeds at the Westin Hotel at RNC Boston, I had a chance to finish Elizabeth's Scalia's Strange Gods Unmasking the idols in Everyday life (FYI you can find my interview with her on the book here) The book is all about the things we place before … Continue reading Strange Gods My Review.

Tyranny of Cliches Amazon Review

My review of Jonah Goldberg's book The Tyranny of clichés is now available at Amazon.com here a peek: And all this is done in the context of so many pop culture references that it's hard to turn a page without them. He can start a point quoting Edmund Burke on example and finish with: "Similarly, … Continue reading Tyranny of Cliches Amazon Review

DaTechGuy Readers get your free e-book on the 1st Amendment today only!

We have a special offer from our guest today on WCRN's DaTechGuy on DaRadio today GOP candidate Susan Shelley running in CA-30 will be on the show and for today only you can download a copy of her e-book: How the First Amendment Came to Protect Topless Dancing: A Citizen's Guide to the Incorporation Doctrine … Continue reading DaTechGuy Readers get your free e-book on the 1st Amendment today only!

World of Warcraft, the Boardgame

I'm not a big online gamer (although I'll occasionally use my son's account for a hand of Bridge) so the online multi Player stuff really doesn't hold a lot of interest for me, but I've been a wargamer/boardgamer for 35 years and this week I had my first exposure to World of Warcraft the Boardgame, … Continue reading World of Warcraft, the Boardgame

Ten Questions for David Freddoso author of Gangster government

Amazon.com Widgets are asked at the Minority report about his book Gangster Government Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy. 1) Do you think Obama’s OJT (on the Job Training) is working? If the yardstick is his ability to prostrate himself and grovel before union bosses, puff up and persecute political bogey men, and denigrate … Continue reading Ten Questions for David Freddoso author of Gangster government

Give us Liberty Amazon / Lunch.com reviews

My twin reviews of Dick Armey's and Matt Kibbe's book Give us Liberty a tea party manifesto are available at amazon.com here and Lunch.com here. Update: Bad graphic fixed, hey when you're spending the night dancing you can't always stop to fix a bad graphic.

Keith Olberman dying on the (Amazon) vine

One of the things that I've noticed in my time in the Amazon Vine program is the idea of the program is to generate buzz for a book that may nor may not sell otherwise. When Sarah Palin's book was due out, it was not available in the vine program, Michelle Malkin's books don't show … Continue reading Keith Olberman dying on the (Amazon) vine

Doctor Who: Enemy of the Daleks Amazon Review

My review of the Big finish Adventure 121: Enemy of the Daleks staring Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor, Sophie Aldred as Ace and Phillip Oliver as Hex is available at Amazon.com here. As always you can pick up the episode at Mike's Comics and you can listen to a preview here. Update: Wrong link … Continue reading Doctor Who: Enemy of the Daleks Amazon Review

Rediscovering Catholicism: Amazon Review

My review of the book Rediscovering Catholicism by Michael Matthew Kelly is available at Amazon.com here. Kelly's book is really good but it can't compare to his ability to speak. If you really want to get the full effect of Mr. Kelly you have to see him in person. If he is in your area … Continue reading Rediscovering Catholicism: Amazon Review

Why am I not surprised by this story about Mitt Romeny’s debut…

...on the NYT best seller list? Whenever the NY Times places a "dagger" symbol next to a book, it signifies that "some bookstores report[ed] receiving bulk orders" for the book. The NY Times placed not just one, but two, daggers next to Romney's book. You can draw your own conclusion as to who it was … Continue reading Why am I not surprised by this story about Mitt Romeny’s debut…