Publication Date: June 28, 2016
great piece via Moyers.com
Donald Trump reflects the “extremist” values Republicans have been cultivating for decades, while the mainstream media intentionally looked away. Readers weigh in with their perspectives below.
BY KARIN KAMP | MARCH 22, 2016
California governor Ronald Reagan speaks to journalist John Chancellor (L) on the floor of the Republican National Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, August 1968. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
While the media and establishment Republicans like to paint Donald Trump as a colorful outlier, he is actually the fulfillment of everything the GOP has been saying and doing for decades, writes Neal Gabler in his recent media column, “Blowing the Biggest Political Story of the Last Fifty Years.”
Raising Boys that Feminists Will Know to be Grotesque, Obtuse, Misogynistic Assholes and Total Losers
This a steaming pile of crap from 2012, actually called Raising Boys Feminists Will Hate, by someone name Doug Giles. I took a peek because I had recently had a run-in with a tween who had all the answers and one of them was that women are lesser than and feminism is a scourge.
Doug Giles says that feminists want nothing more than to:
“take your son and eradicate his masculine uniqueness.”
I don’t think I need to explain much beyond the first two sentences of the Introduction:
By J. D. Vance
Harper, Hardcover, 9780062300546, 272pp.
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
The Koch Brothers’ Vision for America will Destroy Everything you Love Including your Public Library
Libraries. A place where people too poor to afford Internet access at home can access information and communities that will help them participate in the political process. Or as conservatives call them: Lie-berries: a direct danger to the our dystopian hopes.
The Poor. The filthy, disgusting, craven, hideous, troublesome, rabble-rousing, undeserving, unwashed, ragged, disrespectful, clamorous, disease-ridden, mostly foreign, foul-mouthed, ignorant, rapacious, uncouth masses of dirty, greedy, tubercular, grimy, mentally and morally deficient heathens who have free crab legs and Obamaphones.
The Koch Brothers. Gross brothers/criminal political lapdogs born into $300 million fortunes who have exploited hundreds of thousands of laborers and the natural resources of America to make that $300 million into billions, and they don’t want to pay any taxes on that, because they are evil.
The Carnegie Robber Barons of yore, when they weren’t pillaging non-rich Americans, worked with locals in designing, building and providing Carnegie funding over the long term for over 1600 libraries across America and around the world. But current Robber Barons the Kochs brothers believe libraries are for non-believers of the liberal bent. They do not like it that poor kids get free opportunities to spend their days surrounded by books and readers instead of home alone with a TV (preferably tuned into FOX NEWS), or hanging out in alleys, while their parents work to pay for their food and shelter. They do not like it that libraries are for many the final safety net afforded to them before they hit rock bottom – where they can search for jobs, send in resumes’, take computer classes, etc. And take action to get back on their feet that they would not otherwise be able to do.
While the Kochs, having shoveled out dump trucks of money on losing candidates this election cycle, have decided to sit out the presidential nomination process, they have not slowed down their progress in their design to destroy what is left of America. The squillionaireres continue to shaped the legislative and regulatory landscape a bit more to their liking. Because their motto is: “We can’t drown government in a bathtub. nut we can smother it with a big ol’ money pile”.
By Carl Hoffman
William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780062116154, 322pp.
Beverly Cleary, who turned 100 last week, has written more than three dozen children’s books over the course of her life, starting with her first book, “Henry Huggins”, in 1950. Cleary was working as a librarian when a group of little boys complained to her that he couldn’t find any books about “kids like us.” hence, Cleary, a hater of didactic literature, birthed Henry Huggins, of Klickitat Street in Portland, Ore.
Henry had a best friend named Beezus and a mischievous but lovable little sister Ramona Quimby. The earlier books in the series tend to be written from Henry’s point of view, and the later ones from Ramona’s; there is also one where the protagonist is Ramona’s sister and one told from the POV of Henry’s dog. I’ve read them all, most multiple times.