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Showing posts with label political. Show all posts
August 23, 2012

Review - Tea Party Culture War

Tea Party Culture War
By: Stephen Johnston, B.S., J.D.
Publisher:WinePress Publishing
ISBN: 978-1414121239
Pub Date: November 3, 2011
Pages: 232
Buy Link: http://ow.ly/cwJ1f
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With one of the most important Presidential Elections less than sixty days away, there is probably going to be dozens of political books coming out onto the market in the fall about Republicans and Democrats. Late last year author Stephen Johnston, B.S., J.D. brought out the Tea Party Culture War: A Clash of Worldviews.

The author goes in detail about how the Tea Party started, thanks to United States citizens who wants their voices heard on how this country should be run. He touches on the subjects of Liberalism and Postmodernism in America, the poorly constructed education system, our economic downfall, the loss of morality in our country, the attacks against our families, our declining oil reserves, and the war against Christianity.

October 27, 2010

Book Review - The Obama Diaries

The Obama DiariesThe Obama Diaries
BY: Laura Ingraham
PUBLISHED BY: Threshold Editions
PUBLISHED IN: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4391-9751-6
Pages: 373
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

The Obama Diaries is part fiction, part nonfiction and part political satire. The author Laura Ingraham has also written the Power to the People, she has her own syndicated radio program and she is one of the permanent substitute host of the O’Reilly Factor.

Throughout the book, there are fake diaries entries from the President, the First Lady, the Vice-President and other staff members of the White House. I found some of these comical and other just plain annoying.

The author does use facts about the President and his administration. The book covers Obama’s family life, his ties to corrupted political officials, the dozens of mistakes he has made and the falling economy. Of course, the author gives her own opinion on each issue.

I occasionally watch the O’Reilly Factor and watched Laura Ingraham talking about her book. I reserved it at my local library and I had to wait several weeks to check it out. Overall, I am very disappointed with it. Besides from the fake diary entries, there is nothing that makes this book stand out from any of the dozens political book out there. Sure, there are many facts that are true about Obama, but I have heard these repeatedly on the news. There is nothing new here. If you have listened to the author on her radio show or seen her on the O’Reilly Factor, then, you already know her opinion on the Obama administration. I cannot recommend this book to anyone.
March 26, 2010

Book Review - What Sex is a Republican?

What Sex is a Republican?What Sex is a Republican?
BY: Terri McCormick, M.A.
PUBLISHED BY: The Capitol Press
PUBLISHED IN: 2010
ISBN: 978-09815728-0-2
Pages: 320
Ages: Adults
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

“What Sex Is a Republican?” is a autobiography of the former Wisconsin State Representative, Terri McCormick. Her childhood and family life is briefly covered in a few chapters. Terri didn’t become a political player until after she became involved in reforming her children’s school. She went up against the teacher union, leading the way for the state to form more chapter schools.

The author covers her campaign to become the State Representative of Wisconsin, which she held from 2000 to 2006. During this time, she talks about the mistreatment she encountered from other politicians and media outlets. It was not because of her sex, but because of her political beliefs.

Terri became what I would refer to as a “rare politician” - an official who is working for the people and not their political party. She discusses about the radical partisanship that is in both parties, and the “front row politician” - the party leaderships that pull the strings on the bills and amendments being passed.

The book is not a straight autobiography. At times, I felt like I was reading a text book about the corruptions and backstabbing in our government.

Terri McCormick does a good job on writing about how our government has changed. Our country’s founders wanted a nation that was run by the people. It seems the politicians have forgotten about our Constitution, and instead they only think about their parties and their own agenda. The book covers the ups and downs of campaigning, which would be a good guide to read if you are thinking about running for an office seat. I recommend “What Sex is a Republican?” to any political junkie, or just someone who wants to learn how to make some changes in our troubled government.

Note: I would like to thank The Cadence Group for sending me this complimentary copy to review.
March 12, 2010

Book Review - Glenn Beck's Common Sense

Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine
Glenn Beck’s Common Sense: The Case Against An Out-of-Control Government
BY: Glenn Beck with Joseph Kerry
PUBLISHED BY: Threshold Editions
PUBLISHED IN: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4391-6857-8
Pages: 174
Ages: Adults
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

I know there are a lot of people who like to bash Glenn Beck. If you watched his program before he was on Fox News, you’ll know that Glenn is against the way both parties are running this great nation of ours. I recommend some of his critics to actually watch all of his shows, and not just five seconds of it. There was hardly any media-fringe-bashing when he was on CNN. Sorry for rambling - back to the review.

“Common Sense” was inspired by Thomas Paine, the author of the original “Common Sense” of 1776. If you’re not a political junkie or just don’t stay up to date on current events, then the information in the book will be new to you. This is a wake up call to all citizens of America to stand up against our progressive government before it’s too late. The Republicans and Democrats are destroying the nation that our founding fathers created.

The book is a quick read, falling just under two-hundred pages. Glenn, of course, gives his opinion on all the issues in our government. You may not agree with it, but I still recommend everyone to read “Common Sense,” and open your eyes to what are elected officials are doing.

March 7, 2010

Book Review - A Century Turns: New Hopes, New Fears

A Century Turns: New Hopes, New FearsA Century Turns
BY: William J. Bennett
PUBLISHED BY: Thomas Nelson
PUBLISHED IN: 2009
ISBN: 978-1-5955-5169-6
Pages: 319
Ages: Adults
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

The New York Times best-selling author, William J. Bennett, continues his “America: The Last Hope” series in “A Century Turns” covering the years 1988-2008 The book cover the American political history. Starting at the election of 1988 - when George H.W. Bush became president and ending with Barack Obama becoming the forty-fourth president of the United States.

The first chapter about the election of 1988 is boring. I had trouble getting through that chapter. I didn’t get interested in the book until the Bill Clinton years. I’m glad that the author didn’t write from a political party point of view, but instead wrote the history of those twenty years. I was disappointed that the author mentioned the O.J. Simpson trial. What does that have to do with America’s political history? Nothing. It should have never been mentioned. I would only recommend “A Century Turns” to history/political buffs and teachers.

Note: I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for sending me this complimentary copy to review.

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