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What is The Palin Matrix? No one knows exactly; it represents many different things to different people. It is the concept of a media celebrity running for President. It is television talking heads babbling on and on about worthless celebrity scandals while ignoring real news. It is the concept of Christian Evangelicals who are neither pious nor compassionate, but greedy for endless power and money. It is our political candidates being selected for us by cable news pundits. It is Wall Street running our democracy without culpability or remorse. It is income inequality without limits. It is a politician with more skeletons than an archeological dig site, and the press looks the other way.

What is Nonfiction in a Fictional Style? This is the meme I have chosen to identify with all my writing. I am not a journalist and I do not write straight nonfiction. I compose collections of essays about nonfiction subjects, usually adding elements of fantasy, hyperbole, humor, history, and nostalgia. A big dose of modern American pop culture permeates everything I write, with many references to movies, music, cars, motorcycles, cultural icons, and television shows. My writing is probably most interesting to fans of pop culture and modern history. I have always been a bookworm nerd with little interest in sports, and this clearly shows through my work. The more modern American trivia you know, the more likely you will enjoy my books, although they may seem at first glance to be much more widely divergent in character than one would think prudent. Paradigm Shift is, and will probably remain, my only book about politics and economics. First and foremost, all my books are based on theories of psychology and sociology, but you would be doing yourself a disfavor if you dismissed them over this issue. You might not realize just how funny and entertaining these subjects can be!

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 382 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456409328
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456409326
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.9 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,940,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Floyd M. Orr is the founder of three blogs, the author of six books, and a contributor to two coffee-table books. He writes from the confines of his own deluded little mind in a genre he calls Nonfiction in a Fictional Style. All of his work is very personal, real, cerebral, entertaining, and generally of a nonfictional nature. He enjoys writing in short, inspired bursts of energy, usually early in the morning or in the middle of the night. His works could be considered compilations of history and dreams, with commentary thrown in for good measure.

The author's favorite reading material is an esoteric combination of Playboy Magazine, coffee-table-sized books of car and motorcycle history, small automotive books chocked with facts and figures, political commentary books, Anne Rice novels, psychosocial dating manuals, and fictional stories of mysteries and werewolves.

The author's favorite authors are Don Martin (his Fester & Karbunkle series), Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut, Jean Shepherd, Peter Egan, Al Franken, Al Past, Joe Bageant, P. J. O'Rourke, Robert Rimmer, Paul Krugman, Thomas Frank, Eric Schlosser, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, D. H. Schleicher, Paul Stiles, and Barbara Ehrenreich.

Who is Floyd M. Orr? He is absolutely unknown and unfamous, but you can think of him as a mixture of Bill Hicks, Bill Maher, Bill Engvall, George Carlin, Lewis Black, Denis Leary, Al Franken, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Charlie Rose, Peter Fonda, Forrest Gump, Frank Burns, and Charles Emerson Winchester III. But he's not as smart or talented as any of those guys.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Toni M. Bagley on July 21, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you'd like to have a clear understanding of how we as a nation got from Christopher Columbus (or even the Beatles) to Sarah Palin, you will devour this book. Floyd Orr explains, among many other things, why we felt unsettled when the tone of TV commercials seemed to change in the 1970's, and how and why the corporate and religious forces were fueling the changes.

I once described the author as, "Having the ability to soar high above us in his multicolored balloon, observe the ants (us) scurrying around on the ground below, and able to project the whole societal picture as it will unfold years from now". This book reveals prescience, starting from a historical base, and continuing with a logical progression of facts, leading up to our current "idiocracy".

This is far from a dry read about a heavy subject. Mr. Orr's writing seems a dance upon the piano keys, with a few low notes for impact; an absolute delight that will have you grinning and laughing out loud. An inspired riff on a hypothetical episode of "Designing Women" is brilliant. He runs the gamut of pop culture, therein opening our eyes to what we all sensed was happening, yet couldn't quite put to voice.

But then, a dangerous political chimera in the form of Sarah Palin reared its head. In the most thorough compilation of dated facts, quotes, and interviews, the author presents us with "Babygate": the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American public, wherein Palin's "pregnancy" with a Down Syndrome child was a total fabrication, devised solely for political gain. Floyd Orr gives us the facts - it is up to us to form our own opinions. The accuracy and completeness of the "Babygate Timeline" has never been equalled anywhere.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Allison on July 7, 2011
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Read the other researched books about Sarah? Looking for more? Floyd Orr's "Paradigm Shift" is for you. Mr. Orr brings a lifetime of observation to the table, to be served up right along side the mashed potatoes of politics and the moose mush that flows from the mouth of Sarah Palin. Unless you are a limited thinker, you will be entertained, challenged, and enlightened.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Santiago on September 6, 2011
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Have you ever wondered this?

Other books, including The Lies of Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, and Palin's own memoir, may tell you about Palin herself - her history, her motivations, what has influenced her.

The Palin Matrix puts Palin into context, politically and historically, and helps the reader understand how someone as incompetent and unqualified as Sarah Palin nearly came to be a heartbeat away from the US Presidency. This book is both important and informative as we gear up for the 2012 presidential election.
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