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A cure for all social ills from the Washington Post

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Thanks to the latest Washington Post Arts and Style section (Sunday 11/22/15), there’s a sure fire way to treat all social ills that occur within our racist, sexist, climate denier and islamaphobic America. We’ve conveniently hit the high spots below so you can quickly determine which books are for you based on your unhinged inner turmoil that either needs to be corrected if you’re a racist, sexist, etc. or enhanced if you don’t feel guilty enough. In some cases we’ve included snippets of their mini-summaries, let’s call them micro-summaries, so you can target your own individual needs.

This is just a subset of the many books the Washington Post highlighted covering a wide range of topics. We don’t doubt that many of those we’ve listed deserves high praise. But as a collection it’s an overwhelming showcase of a liberal agenda.

Arms: The Culture and Credo of Guns “…gun owners, along with their culture and rhetoric, ‘have grown more radical’ leaving ‘anyone who breaks ranks’ as a ‘traitor to the cause.’”

Stoned: A Doctor’s Case for Medical Marijuana

Application for Release from the Dream “…the voice is witheringly clear-sighted about contemporary American life. The poems address large-scale topics – financial inequities, consumerism – …”

The Emperor of Water Clocks “A rich, multilayered book that combines threads of fable, literature, music and cultural references… Other poems – about tensions in the street after Ferguson and President Obama reading works of Derek Walcott … ground readers in the present.”

ISIS: The State of Terror “It paints a picture of the Islamic State … but does not portray ISIS as ‘an existential threat to any Western country.’”

Give us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America “…the struggle to pass the Voting Rights Act … and the ongoing effort to strip the act of its power.”

March: Book Two “This twinning assault on the senses drives home the toll of the sacrifices that should inform today’s protesters, from Black Lives Matter to the University of Missouri.”

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle

Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America “It’s no secret that America has a problem with black-on-black violence but what Leovy understands is why.”

Purity “Pip accepts an internship with a rogue Web site in the jungles of Bolivia that exposes the nasty secrets of corporations and nations.”

Welcome to Braggsville “D’aron and three friends travel back to Braggsville and stage a mock lynching, “a performance intervention.”

Between the World and Me “… is a riveting meditation on the state of race in America that has arrive at a tumultuous moment in the nation’s history of racial strife.”

Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America

Negroland “… is not about raw racism … it is about subtleties and nuances, presumptions and slights that chip away at one’s humanity and take a mental toll.”

The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of Convent in Scandal “Sister Maria Luisa was intelligent, charismatic and beautiful. She was also a rapist, embezzler, murderer – and, when her crimes came to light in 1858, a serious threat to the Vatican.”

The Only Woman in the Room: Why Science is Still a Boys’ Club

The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency “… sometimes uneasy exploration of DARPA, the high-tech incubator responsible for … the research behind harsh interrogation techniques …”

The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War “… an American tragedy with all the unforgiving climates of our nation.”

Town, a Civil Rights Battle

Golden Age “… the story of the transformation of white middle America … how they witness the imminent destruction of the planet.”

The Unfortunates “… a brilliant social satire of life among the 1 percent of the 1 percent.” “A trenchant vision of American aristocracy.”

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruther Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Looking forward to Social Security at about the time I’m bouncing great great grandkids on my knee.

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A few things worth considering related to Social Security, especially if you’re a few years away from retirement….

In 2015, $900 billion was spent on social security.

In 2005, $530 billion was spent on social security.

The work force has dropped 4.5% since 2000.

We’ve nearly doubled Social Security expenditures in 10 years and simultaneously seen a drop in the work force that funds it.  Key the dramatic Michael-Meyers-is-behind-the-bedroom-door music folks ’cause we’re looking at trouble.

In spite of our borrow and spend mentality – by Congress that is – it’s actually illegal for the country to borrow money to keep Social Security in the black.  Huh?  “Does not compute” you say.  “I thought that’s how we solved all of our problems.”  Sorry folks, time to be grown ups.

Whatever the answer, it’s quite likely that by the year 2030, Social Security will look very different than it does today.   The primary differences will be in who gets it and when eligibility kicks in.  So if you won’t be retiring for a few years, your financial planning should likely not include Social Security.  Oh and one more thing, along the way the government will be dipping into your pockets to start paying back the 10’s of trillions of dollars of debt.

 

Clinton plays the less-than-cool prom queen wannabe. Laughing inappropriately, better known as Hillary Hilarity

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Hillary Hilarity

Ever notice how some people, being so desperate to fit in with the cool kids, suddenly display a knack for laughing at inappropriate times.  Hillary seems to fall squarely in that category, a common trait for homely girls in high school trying to garner some minor level of popularity but only ending up tripping over their shoe laces and falling face first into jello salad.

But at least Hillary wouldn’t stoop so far as to resort to a wig, no matter how symbolic that would be of her phony attempts at improving her popularity or her acceptance as one of the cool kids.

 

What Media Bias? Finding the left leaning slant is easier than you think.

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We’d like to tell you that we read the Washington Post so you don’t have to but that may commit us to suffering that we can’t tolerate for too many days straight. For today though, we’re taking that bullet. The Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Post is a great example of bias in the media getting passed off as journalism … and we didn’t even have to get past page one.

First, the article Suspected Recruiter, Organizer by Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet describes a January 2, 2015 raid in Verviers, Belgium where…

“Homegrown terrorist were plotting to gun down police officers, and they discussed their plans by phone with a superior in Athens.”

I don’t think “homegrown” means what they think it means. The article later identifies Abdelhamid Abaaoud as the superior and that he had slipped through the hands of authorities in Athens, Greece. Abaaoud, as you may now know, is the suspected mastermind behind the Paris attacks. So an article about the Paris attacks, is linked to Belgium where recruits are guided from Athens. Apparently “home” means they could be from anywhere on earth. And here we thought a homegrown terrorist was someone without broad support who locally masterminds his or her own evil plans. I guess it makes liberals feel all fuzzy inside with the “homegrown” label. Of course that feeling of fuzz may just be mold. But alas, we can be comforted knowing that the “JV” team that attacked Paris isn’t from Mars. Now that’d be something to worry about.

Our second example today is the “The Islamic State Strategy” by Craig Whitlock and Ellen Nakashima also appearing on the front page.  The article states that the devastating attacks on Paris and Russia mean that …

“the Islamic State has embraced what appears to be an irrational strategy…”

What?! Say it isn’t so … irrational terrorists?! No one could have predicted that! Well, by all means President Obama is faultless in his faulty war on terror, especially since these terrorists are irrational.  Not fair terrorists! Stick to the playbook. We put flower stems in our own automatic weapon barrels and then you’re supposed to join us for baked ham on Thanksgiving.

One last item, also on the front page, are photos of people observing the moment of silence. Wonder why the President isn’t pictured?  Probably because he entered the G20 conference late, while the other leaders participated in the moment of silence.

So there you have it, our suffering today only lasted through the top half of the first page.

A few inconvenient truths about abortion

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In 2011, 21% of all US pregnancies, excluding miscarriages, ended in abortion.

In the US over 1,000,000 abortions occur each year.

Planned Parenthood performs about 20 abortions for each prenatal care visit and about 200 abortions for every adoption referral.

They alone perform over 300,000 abortions a year.


Sources:

  • Planned Parenthood 2013-2014 Annual Report
  • Guttmacher Institute