As soon as the historically deficient Ezra Klein is confronted with a republican controlled Senate he will modify his position.
Ezra might I suggest Master of the Senate by Robert Caro (my Amazon review here) if you want to learn about what the senate can and can’t do.
Memeorandum thread here. Take a look at the links at the thread, each of these liberal sites seem to forget that these rules would apply if the Republicans control the senate, but worry not, that’s when they will also change their minds.
My review of Sabatina James book My Fight for Faith and Freedom via the Amazon vine program is available at Amazon.com here.
Although the book was really good, I would really love to see the day when a story like this is regulated to history. I’ve read too many such stories lately and it breaks your heart.
My review of the Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s new book Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations is available here.
This book is one of the most conservative books I’ve read. If you take a look at the some of the cultural practices described in the book you almost understand why liberals are so ok with Islam.
Went to breakfast with a friend who is in town for the 4th. When I brought up the parade with John Olver and Bill Gunn, he expressed satisfaction that Olver was being challenged but expressed doubt that he could be beaten. It’s been a few years since he lived in this neck of the woods, if he had followed me to the local Barnes and Noble he might have changed his mind.
One of the signs of a down economy is that business that once catered to political whims don’t have that luxury, they have to make money to survive and act accordingly. Just two years ago at the local B & N you would find plenty of liberal books in your face while you need to search for conservative volumes near the back.
I’ve mentioned that last year conservative authors started to get more space but I was still shocked when in the prominent works section I found The Road to Serfdom not only in the area for notable books and new bestsellers, but with only 3 copies left on a practically empty shelf.
My surprise was even greater when as I headed for the history section, there on the featured author table were the works of…Glen Beck!?!
Glenn Beck a featured author in Leominster Massachusetts? Totally unheard of. Even worse for the left was the lack of liberal volumes on display. I found Stephen Colbert in the bargain section and he wasn’t alone. He was joined by Bill Bradley (not so odd) but also by…Ted Kennedy?
Run that through your head for a moment. The last of the Kennedy Brothers, the man who won 69% of the vote in 2006. Gone less than a year yet Liberal Lion the fall and rise of Ted Kennedy. is in the bargain bins. 47 years in the Senate and he is an afterthought. His widow had better take that into account when 2012 comes around.
If you want to know why John Olver and company feel the need to run like the wind, this is it. People are voting with their wallets and retailers can’t waste shelf space on unwanted liberal books.
Oh and there is bad news for Mitt Romney as well. Both his new book and Sarah Palin’s were available as audio books. Sarah’s Going Rogue was discounted 20% after being out nearly a year. Mitt’s No Apology was discounted 40% after being out 3 months.
If this is Massachusetts what must be happening in New Jersey?
My review of Noah Andre Trudeau’s book Southern Storm: Sherman’s March to the Sea is available at Amazon.com here.
This volume is very much worth reading. The only reason I can think of for not buying it at Amazon is that I found a copy in the bargain bins at my local Barnes and Noble for $5. How a book this good ended up in that bin is beyond me.
Q: What is the difference between going to the unemployment office on Monday vs Tuesday?
I always bring a book to the unemployment office. When I went there last Monday I was able to finish The Long Way Home. Today I had some issues to resolve so I had to go down and low and behold I wasn’t able to finish Nomad. I hope to finish it later this week.
My review of David Laskin’s latest: The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War is available at Amazon.com here.
Considering the context of the current immigration debate it becomes timely while reminding people of a war all but forgotten.
My review of R. Emmett Tyrrell’s latest book through the Amazon Vine Program: After the Hangover the Conservatives’ Road to Victory is available at Amazon.com here.
After reading Tyrrell’s book I see why Stacy McCain likes him so much and also why he spends so much effort to link and promote other conservative bloggers.
My review of Zev Chafets book Rush Limbaugh an Army of One is available at Amazon.com here.
In my opinion it is the most balanced portrayal of this important historical figure that you will read.
My review through the Amazon Vine program of Robert L. O’Connell’s book The Ghosts of Cannae Hannibal and the Darkest hour of the Roman Republic is available at Amazon.com here.
This book comes out on July 13th I suggest pre-ordering it now!