Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A New Era of Uprisings

It's Joshua Clover.

I've posted him before, but still haven't picked up a copy.

At Amazon, Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings.

The Harvard Project, The State of the Native Nations

From the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, at Amazon, The State of the Native Nations: Conditions under U.S. Policies of Self-Determination.

Russian Hacking Could Be 'Act of War' (VIDEO)

It's former Vice President Dick Cheney, at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit:

Monday, March 27, 2017

Jackie Johnson's Warm, Sunny to Partly Cloudy Forecast

Here's the lovely Ms. Jackie, for CBS News 2 Los Angeles:

Peter Matthiessen, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

At Amazon, Peter Matthiessen, In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement.

The Second American Civil War

It's the new novel, from Omar El Akkad, at Amazon, American War: A Novel.
An audacious and powerful debut novel: a second American Civil War, a devastating plague, and one family caught deep in the middle—a story that asks what might happen if America were to turn its most devastating policies and deadly weapons upon itself.

Sarat Chestnut, born in Louisiana, is only six when the Second American Civil War breaks out in 2074. But even she knows that oil is outlawed, that Louisiana is half underwater, and that unmanned drones fill the sky. When her father is killed and her family is forced into Camp Patience for displaced persons, she begins to grow up shaped by her particular time and place. But not everyone at Camp Patience is who they claim to be. Eventually Sarat is befriended by a mysterious functionary, under whose influence she is turned into a deadly instrument of war. The decisions that she makes will have tremendous consequences not just for Sarat but for her family and her country, rippling through generations of strangers and kin alike.
Hat Tip: The New York Times:

Ted Koppel Tells Sean Hannity He's 'Bad for America' (VIDEO)

Heh, Ted Koppel's old school. He keeps his patience, though, when Hannity starts to get agitated.

At the Hill, "Veteran journalist Ted Koppel tells Sean Hannity he is bad for America."

Vita Sidorkina Uncovered for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 (VIDEO)


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Plus, Today's Deals.

BONUS: William Cronon, Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England.

The 'Mediocre' Life

At Althouse, "'What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?'/'What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life?'"

I commented at the post a couple of minutes ago:
The modest life, the life of home and family, living in security and comfort, would be the "mediocre" life for me. I'm almost at that place in my life. And I see it down the tunnel each day, as I get closer. (I've got to get my kids set up, to where they feel happy and comfortable, before my "mediocre" life comes closer into view.)

Furry Floaters: Sea Otters, Hunted to Near Extinction in the 1700s and 1800s, Have Rebounded Along California's Coast

This is really cool.

I love sea otters.


Diagnosing ObamaCare (VIDEO)

ObamaCare's a terrible law, but it is the law, and there are costs to repeal. Lots of voters gave it to congressional incumbents in the ear, from both sides.

Upon defeat, even Paul Ryan conceded that ObamaCare's the law of the land. The administration's now moving on to tax cuts, and let's hope and pray for more success.

Here's Bloomberg's Shannon Pettypiece, at CBS This Morning:

Democrats Hate White People

See Matt Stoller, at Medium, "On Mocking Dying Working Class White People."

And R.S. McCain responds, "Matt Stoller has aggregated comments at a HuffPo article by liberals sneering at the problems of poor white people":

Being old enough to remember how the Left vilified Charles Murray in the mid-1990s when he predicted the emergence of the white underclass, I am tempted to smile cynically at the current plight of Democrats. They imagined that “The Future Is Female,” only to discover that “The Future Is Redneck.” While it is too soon to guess the political consequences in the immediate future, Democrats are not likely to recover quickly if they choose to double-down on the anti-white, anti-male, anti-heterosexual rhetoric that led them to unexpected disaster in 2016.
Be sure to scroll through that Stoller piece though. Leftist really, and I mean really, hate white people.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Devon A. Mihesuah, American Indians

This book even debunks some of the false memes radical Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz spews, for example, that epidemic disease was secondary, if not tertiary (or so on), to genocide in the conquest of American Indians.

At the top of my wish list, at Amazon, American Indians: Stereotypes & Realities.

Richard Slotkin, The Fatal Environment


I've got this item already loaded up in my shopping cart at Amazon. (ADDED: I'll purchase a new batch of books on the 1st, when my Amazon associates commissions come through, as well as my regular paycheck lol. Thanks for your support!)

I'm excited to read it.

See, Richard Slotkin, The Fatal Environment: The Myth of the Frontier in the Age of Industrialization, 1800–1890.

Sunday Cartoons

At Flopping Aces, "Sunday Funnies." (Last Sunday's. Today's isn't up yet.)

Branco Cartoons photo Try-it-600-LI_zps6djktfzy.jpg

Also, at Theo's, "Cartoon Roundup..."

Cartoon Credit: Legal Insurrection, "Branco Cartoon – Cash for Clunkers, Part 2."

Jem Wolfie Sunday Rule 5

Here we go!

At the Chive, "Jem Wolfie Is An Absolute Slam Dunk (25 Photos)." And re-upping from last week, at Linkiest, "40 Hottest Instagram Pics of Jem Wolfie."

At Pirate's, "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup," and "If All You See……is a massive waste of energy causing the earth to boil and the seas to rise, you might just be a Warmist."

Drunken Stepfather, "Steplinks of the Day," and "Bella Thorne of the Day."

At WWTDD, "Arianny Celeste Topless In Mexico And Shit Around The Web."

Bro-Bible, "50 of the Sexiest, Must-See Instagram Pictures on the Internet Today."

90 Miles from Tyranny, "Morning Mistress."

Goodstuff's, "GOODSTUFFs BLOGGING MAGAZINE (285th Issue) - Behind the Great Chinese Firewall."

At Odie's, "Beer Temperatures ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style."

Plus, the Hostages, "Big Boob Friday."

A View from the Beach, "Rule 5 Saturday - A Goddess - Daniella Wang."

At Proof Positive, "Friday Night Babe: Elle Liberachi!"

A Slice of Cheesecake, "Pat Crowley."

From last week, at the Other McCain, "Rule 5 Sunday: The Original Dragon Lady."

More, at Knuckledraggin', "Your Good Morning Girl"

Watch, at Playboy, "Behind the Scenes of Beate Muska's Playboy Pictorial."

BONUS: At the Express U.K., "Emily Ratajkowski goes TOPLESS as she flaunts sexy figure in teeny tiny denim shorts."

Allen C. Guelzo, Fateful Lightning

I'm just coming across this book as well.

I'm quite familiar with Guelzo's, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, but not his earlier work.

At Amazon, Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Maybe I can power down both of these this summer, heh.

Marjorie J. Spruill, Divided We Stand

I'm just coming across this, and I'm glad I did. It looks great!

At Amazon, Marjorie J. Spruill, Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics.

Paul Ryan Badly Damaged in Health Care Defeat, and Judge Jeanine Calls on Him to Step Down (VIDEO)

He should get the lion's share of the blame, that's for sure. I do think Trump's a novice at the grubby game of Capital Hill logrolling and vote-trading, but Ryan should have been able to compensate. He might not have a hold on the politics of his own conference, which is sad.

In any case, at the New York Times, via Memeorandum, "Paul Ryan Emerges From Health Care Defeat Badly Damaged."

Also, at the Hollywood Reporter, "Trump Urges Followers to Watch Fox News Host Who Demands Paul Ryan Resign." (Via Memeorandum.)

Welcome to Our Fragmented Politics

Following-up from last night, "'Fiery G.O.P. Civil War' Erupts After Collapse of Health Care Repeal Bill."

From Richard Pildes, at the Monkey Cage, "The GOP’s health-care failure is no one-off event. Welcome to our fragmented politics."

Best-Selling Releases. Updated Hourly.

At Amazon, Hot New and Future Releases. Updated Hourly.

Also, Heather Cox Richardson, West from Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America after the Civil War.

Elliot West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado.

And, W. Scott Pool, Never Surrender: Confederate Memory and Conservatism in the South Carolina Upcountry.

Lisa Brady, War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War.

Plus, Kari Frederickson, Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South.

Bernard DeVoto, The Course of Empire.

More, Gaines M. Foster, Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, 1865-1913.

BONUS: James M. McPherson, For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War.

London, Wounded Metropolis

At Der Spiegel, "A Wounded Metropolis: London in the Age of Terror and Brexit":

London is the epicenter of globalization, a glut of money and creativity -- and the antithesis of Brexit parochialism. It is also the best city in the world.

Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of Lithuania: 'Russia is a threat not only to Lithuania but to the whole region and to all of Europe...'

An interview, at Foreign Policy, "‘Russia Is a Threat … to All of Europe’ - Lithuania’s president talks to Foreign Policy about Vladimir Putin's "little green men" and whether Donald Trump really believes in NATO."

Alessandra Ambrosio's 'Endless Summer'

Actually, summer's just around the corner, but I'll take Ms. Alessandra's "endless summer" photos any time of year, heh.

The Dark Side of Gender Segregation in the Military

This is pretty interesting.

I've done pretty much zero reading and study in this area, so just read it all at the link without comment from me.

From Molly Kovite, at War on the Rocks: