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Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug ... Ripping Us Off . . . And What to Do About It
Outrage: How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug ... Ripping Us Off . . . And What to Do About It
by Dick Morris
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another side of Dick Morris, November 21, 2007
Most people know Dick Morris as "that guy who hates Clinton", and admittedly Morris is most entertaining when he is in hate-Clinton mode, but it's nice to see another side of him, a side that identifies problems and offers solutions in a non-partisan fashion. This is the side that has finally emerged in "Outrage" and it makes for quite an interesting read.

Make no mistake, Dick Morris is not a Republican, so it would be a mistake to dismiss this book as "right wing" or partisan. In fact, much of his criticism is directed at Republican and conservative leaders. Morris is most definitely a moderate, and probably more left leaning than anything else. But partisanship is not a part of this book. Morris focuses on things that the mainstream media - engrossed in their own politics - fails to inform the public about. Morris targets corrupt politicians (is there another kind?) and details the perks of a Congressional seat, including the fringe benefits from the lobbyists. Not only that, but many of our distinguished leaders hire their spouses or their children to "work" for the campaign. Of course, the salaries paid are obscene to say the least. Such is the world of US politics. And Morris holds nothing back. He names names, complete with research and references.

Corporations aren't safe, either. He points out how the insurance industry is ripping off the victims of hurricane Katrina, and how drug companies coerced Congress to allow them to advertise their drugs on television, thus boosting profits from sales of prescriptions that may not be necessary.

He tackles immigration and national security, exposes the hypocrisy of the ACLU and gives quite an accurate depiction of the debacle and the glorious failure that is the United Nations, all backed up by in-depth research.

But what adds to this book is that Morris doesn't just complain about these problems like so many pundits seem to do. No, Morris actually proposes solutions and his solutions are reasonable and make sense, which is probably why no one in Washington thought of them before. While the partisans bash and whine in unprecedented gridlock, all while fleecing the American treasury, Morris is pointing out serious problems and offering common sense, non-partisan, solutions.

Now, if only we can make Congress read this book.

Power to the People
Power to the People
by Laura Ingraham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $27.95
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's time for the common American to be the political activist, November 21, 2007
This review is from: Power to the People (Hardcover)
Regardless of your political affiliation, Laura Ingraham is someone to be respected. She makes no attempt to hide her traditional conservative values, but she also avoids the tactics of the political radicals and extremists that have corrupted the proud tradition of American political debate. She is fair, honest and heart-spoken.

Her latest book is a proverbial call to arms, through the democratic process. Her target audience is the common everyday American. The person who works hard at their 9-5 job, struggling to teach their children right from wrong and pass a strong country and stable future to the next generation. These are the people who need to get involved to protect America from the radicals that seek to weaken her. Our apathy is just as dangerous as their extremism. It's Ingraham's hope that today's backbone of America are tomorrow's political activists, as it should be.

Our pornified culture and loss of traditional American values, coupled with pathetic leadership from self-serving politicians and a growing threat from anti-American internationalists all warrant action from common Americans. We've done it before. Common Americans, both left and right leaning, united to defeat Bush's amnesty bill and stop Harriet Meir from reaching the Supreme Court. These are 2 examples of the power of the people, and serve as inspiration for further action to take America back.

Bravo for Ms Ingraham. Keep up the good work.
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Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve
Crazies to the Left of Me, Wimps to the Right: How One Side Lost Its Mind and the Other Lost Its Nerve
by Bernard Goldberg
Edition: Hardcover
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent argument for a 3rd party, November 21, 2007
Bernard Goldberg grew up as a Democrat, back when the Democrats loved their country, supported the military and truly stood for the common man. But today's America-bashing, borderline treasonous behavior from them has turned him off, and he slowly drifted to the Right. But the Republicans aren't much better and now it seems as though Goldberg is a man without a party.

Goldberg goes after the Dems for their insane domestic policy, which is nothing short of full blown socialism, and their equally insane foreign policy, one of catering to Europe and bowing to the UN. He points out their deranged obsession with Fox News and venomous hatred for George Bush (come on, is he really THAT bad?), as just a few examples of how they are inching ever closer to lunacy. While doing this, he also makes a strong argument for placing the New York Times next to the National Enquirer where it belongs.

But don't think that he has embraced the GOP. Goldberg very astutely notes how the GOP has managed to betray just about every conservative principle they once stood strongly for. This has become a party of big government, big spending, catering to special interests and lobbyists, and scrambling to appease all socioeconomic minorities. In short, the GOP has lost its spine and, as a result, lost the 2006 election. Meanwhile, immigration and Social Security problems still go unsolved.

This book renews America's desperate call for a legitimate 3rd party to emerge, one with both sanity AND guts. How refreshing would that be?
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Baby Newton: Discovering Shapes (DVD)
Baby Newton: Discovering Shapes (DVD)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for a toddler, October 22, 2007
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I know my shapes...that's what your toddler will be saying before too long. It's set to music and your kids won't be able to look away. Our toddler learned her shapes and colors, and loved the music as well. A great teaching tool and entertaining to boot.

Clearblue Fertility Monitor Test, 30 Count
Clearblue Fertility Monitor Test, 30 Count
Price: $23.57
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5.0 out of 5 stars My wife loves it, October 22, 2007
It works! It's easy to use and if you want to get pregnant and haven't had any luck after the first few months, this is worth the money...the monitor and the sticks. Your OB doc will appreciate knowing if you're ovulating as well.

Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula with Iron, Ready-to-Use, Six-1-Quart (Pack of 6)
Enfamil Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Infant Formula with Iron, Ready-to-Use, Six-1-Quart (Pack of 6)

2 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money, October 22, 2007
We bought this product because we had a colicky infant and thought it might actually made things worse. We thought colick was bad, but it was nothing compared to what happened after this formula. If you have a colicky baby, stay away from this stuff and switch to soy.
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Panasonic DMR-ES20S DVD Recorder Silver
Panasonic DMR-ES20S DVD Recorder Silver
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing Panasonic product, October 8, 2007
We had this product long enough for the warranty to expire, which is about the same time it stopped working, except for the clock. We missed a lot of shows because this thing would randomly malfunction, sometimes working great, sometimes freezing up completely so that the only way to reset it was to unplug and start over. I've had good experience with Panasonic in the past, so this was an unpleasant surprise. Luckily, our credit card covered the purchase so now we can buy another product, from another company of course.

This market is way too competitive for low quality mess like this. Don't waste your money.

Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of U2
Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of U2
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for the little fan, October 8, 2007
Soothing and relaxing, these lullabies are perfect for the young fan. Some of the songs are difficult to pick out, but my children didn't seem to mind. It's a great background for a well-needed nap. I even catch myself nodding off from time to time when it's playing. I highly recommend this for any U2 fan who wants to bring their kids up "right" and who are getting tired of the baby indoctrination CD or DVD du jour.

by Robyn Young
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great sequel in a great series, October 5, 2007
This review is from: Crusade (Hardcover)
Despite all of its horrors, war can still be a very lucrative endeavor, and the crusades were some of the most lucrative of all. In Robyn Young's latest installment of her action-romance medieval epic, we see how men of industry often use their influence and power to expand their commercial empire, sometimes at the cost of peace.

Book two picks up with the Holy Land controlled nearly entirely by the Mamluks. Sultan Baybars has signed a peace treaty with the Franks, as both sides have grown quite weary of the ceaseless fighting. But the Christian merchants in the Holy Land are beginning to lose money, and many on Baybars' council are eager to toss the Christians out of their land once and for all. Plans are put into action, all with the common goal of war. The delicate peace constructed by the Anima Templi - a small sect within the temple dedicated to peaceful coexistence with other religions - hangs in the balance.

Will Campbell, the heroic Templar knight from the first book, finds his position in the Temple elevating while he endures the tribulations of a secret and forbidden love affair with the beautiful maiden, Elwyn. Will faces the daunting task of thwarting an attempt to steal the sacred Black Stone of Islam, a plan put together by secret enemies, knowing the results would be catastrophic. His peace-seeking cohort in the Mamluk camp, Kalawun, is working diligently to keep Baybars' aggressive tendencies in check while remaining true to his faith and his family. Meanwhile Garin, the once-talented knight turned dispirited and bitter wretch, pursues his own agenda of self-profit and a futile grasp for status. His skill is outweighed only by hauntings from his past and an affinity for wine. The fragile peace manufactured by the secret workings of the Anima Templi and Kalawun is assaulted from all sides, and they know one wrong move would result in war. However, anticipating and evading such a scenario becomes more difficult as the days go by. The Middle East grows restless and the reader finds himself wondering if keeping the peace in such an environment is possible.

Robyn Young's first novel blew me away and ignited a renewed interest in the history of the Middle East shared by Christians, Jews and Muslims. I was interested to see if she was able to repeat that performance in her sequel. I was certainly not disappointed. She is careful to maintain historical accuracy while at the same time bringing her characters to life in a brilliant manner. I was mesmerized by the brutal emotion found in this book, much in the same way I was with the first book. Young takes you by the hand and leads you through the human tragedy of the crusades, giving you a taste of history through the eyes of both Christians and Muslims in a never-before-seen manner. I am more than pleased, and I eagerly anticipate the third installment.

Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't
Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't
by John R. Lott
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $25.39
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting rebuttal to Freakonomics, September 15, 2007
I loved Freakonomics, so I was interested to see how a different economist would interpret the conclusions of that book, and Freedomnomics did not disappoint. Lott uses statistics to challenge the Freakonomics position that abortion lowers crime, and instead shows that abortion actually increases crime along with illegitimate births. He also explains how women's suffrage is directly related to big government and explains campaing finance reform does little more than keep incumbents in power. It truly was intriguing to say the least and well worth the time for anyone who enjoyed Freakonomics and wondered if there was more to the story.

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