February 26, 2013

The Last Line Of Defense

I was travelling last week and completely offline, which is the reason I hadn’t posted anything.

During that time I picked up a book recommended to me by one of my husband’s former comrades-in-arms, and found it a real must-read for anyone (read “younger American voters”) who are Constitutionally challenged, so to speak.

The book is called The Last Line Of Defense, and was written by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli with Brian J. Gottstein.

Mr. Cuccinelli was one of the states’ attorney generals who sued the Obama Administration and the usual (Democrats, of course) suspects over Obamacare.

It’s a great and informative read, and as to my reference to younger voters, the bulk of whom seem to have voted for O, well, the early part of the book gives the historical reasons why the Constitution was written, the compromises between founding fathers(Patrick Henry/James Madison) that led to the Bill of Rights and full ratification of the greatest document for liberty in the history of the planet.

Perhaps if ALL Obama/Pelosi/Reid supporters read the book, learned what America is really all about and saw what these criminals are doing to our country, our liberty and our economy, with the exception of those who are socialists, communists, America haters, lowlifes who want to rob the hard working taxpayer via government handouts or simply very stupid people, they might revise their estimates of these dishonorable politicians.

I would call this book a must read and a worthy addition to the library of any American patriot.

January 9, 2013

After America

Yesterday I began reading Mark Steyn’s new book, After America Get Ready for Armageddon, and like everything Steyn writes, it’s like horses coming out the gate at the Kentucky Derby, grabbing your attention and hanging on from the first word.

It’s a perfect follow-up to America Alone, which he wrote a few years ago, and so far very much worth the read.

This is a writer who has a total grasp of the realities of where our country is heading, and he breaks everything down with his usual humorous twist — in the reviews on the book, Ann Coulter sums it up perfectly when she writes that “Only Mark Steyn can write about the decline of America and leave you laughing.”

I’m already more than halfway through and will probably have finished it by late tonight or early tomorrow, and thus far what I’ve read makes me recommend it completely.

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under Books

July 14, 2012

Excuses, Excuses…

I want to explain (blame?) my seeming neglect of the blog these last several days.

Blame Seth! That’s it, blame Seth!

You see, he has this reading list at one of the email sites I am tasked with monitoring for him, books he’s read that he recommends, and every once in awhile I visit the list and obtain one or two of the books on it, then read them.

In some ways, I find it a neat way of trying to understand our friend better.

Jeez, what I got myself into this time out! I went to a list he titled “Deep Stuff” and selected two:

The First Circle by Alexander Solzhenitzin, and

The Way To Language by Martin Heidegger

The first was enjoyable to read and pretty much flowed with its wide cast of characters, the author’s way of defining each and the sequence of events. The author’s sense of humor reminded me just a little of Seth’s, as well.

The Heidegger, which I’m most of the way through, was difficult to find (I finally did at a used book store in Manhattan) and is, indeed, deep! Henceforth, I will show a lot more respect to those I meet who devote the majority of their academic years to Philosophy.

Seth has some other work by Martin Heidegger on the list, but I think I’ll pass for the time being, as practically every paragraph seems like a separate college course (just kidding… I think…)…

Now, nearing completion of the book, which is a translation of lectures on language by the author, I suppose I should get back to blogging.

So, with no further ado…

by @ 10:45 am. Filed under Books, Lame Excuses

May 18, 2012

Decision Points

I finally got around to obtaining former President George W. Bush’s memoir, Decision Points, and am about halfway through reading the book.

It’s so far enjoyable, revealing as to W’s character and the motives behind many of his most important decisions and, thus far, an all around good and worthwhile read.

by @ 9:40 am. Filed under Books