Monthly Archives: July 2010

Writers

Soja has what looks to be one of the odder members of the fraternity in focus: [T]he characters are as ultimately unforgettable as they are indubitably unique. The names alone are a clue. Titus Groan, 77th Earl of Gormenghast. Lord … Continue reading

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Mike was beating this creep silly before it was popular

There is no rational explanation for Ezra Klein being a featured blogger at one of the three top newspapers in the U.S. Soja had that nailed way back. Today he is vindicated. Hit the link for the delicious line-up of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading II

Some reviews of my No. 1 summer reading recommendation, the counterterrorism thriller, Corpse in Armor: “To cut to the chase, this book is fantastic!” — Linda Morgan at Amazon.com “Fast paced, unrelenting, corpse filled. The mayhem starts early and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Andrew McCarthy is really, really pissed at Abigail Thernstrom

And every conservative should be thankful that he is: “Forget about the New Black Panther Party case,” writes Abigail Thernstrom. It’s “very small potatoes.” She is suddenly upset over the “overheated rhetoric filled with insinuations and unsubstantiated charges” about the … Continue reading

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“The Truth about Islam at Ground Zero”

Cribbed this from FrontPage. It’s Pat Condell, who lets it fly, as he always does:

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WRSA Reviews ‘Corpse in Armor’

It’s brief and affirmative: A hell of a ride, placing the reader in almost the same position as the characters… And there’s a “Buy it” recommendation that I much appreciate. Billy Beck introduced me to the Western Rifle Shooters Association … Continue reading

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America’s Allende moment II

Democrats can put a stop to this, but they won’t. That’s because they’re not in control of themselves, as a party. Look at who they have as Congressional leaders. That’s madness. So it’s not just that we have “Our Allende.” … Continue reading

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“This is brilliant!”

That was Madam Vandam’s comment on the review of Corpse in Armor at Ricketyclick’s blog. Here’s a sample from the review, which won’t make much sense unless you hit the link and read it all: There’s some background material: Individuals … Continue reading

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America’s Allende moment

Jonah Goldberg thinks it has failed. I think he’s kidding himself. The first sign of that is his use of the pendulum metaphor. Our Allende is laying in irreversible damage, such that the “pendulum” can never swing back, or at … Continue reading

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Another satisfied reader

Over at Billy Beck’s Facebook page, one of his friends, Randell Beck (I don’t know if they’re related or not), got a copy of Corpse in Armor: McPhillips has done it. Corpse in Armor is a rollicking good tale, with … Continue reading

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Note to Karl Rove: Yeah, well, thanks a lot

You should have been down in the political trenches. A lot of us who fought that fight, without your help, were wondering what the hell was wrong with you. And I will not speak for the combat troops in Iraq, … Continue reading

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Coulter’s Rule

I think that Ann Coulter, the conservative pundit who gives no quarter, has a pretty good rule of thumb for understanding the two parties in American politics. “There are a lot of bad Republicans; there are no good Democrats.” My … Continue reading

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Here it comes

So predictable. Whenever the liberals hold power and their usual attempt to reinstitute technocratic and socialist methods fail, and they’ve run out of the juice necessary to blame their enemies, then it is time to blame the people. I first … Continue reading

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Casting…

…Corpse in Armor. I wrote my counterterrorism thriller to be easily adapted to the screen. The only part I had cast in my mind while I was writing was that of Yael. I saw Anna Torv of TV’s Fringe (where … Continue reading

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George Steinbrenner

He was a great entertainer, on a par with the legendary P.T. Barnum. The best act he ever brought to town was Reggie Jackson, who strode into George’s arena with the 1977 season. Reggie wasn’t so much a baseball player … Continue reading

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What is this? Like, maybe, the fifth wave?

This is just lovely. ABC News uses an appearance by Michelle Obama at an NAACP convention to pump up the next “racist” accusation against the Tea Party movement. There’s no mention of what Mrs. O says to the convention until … Continue reading

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