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Oct 31, 2011 0

Show 769 Glenn Beck Arguing with Idiots. This is several Arguing with Idiots segments from Glenns Radio program. 74 minutes

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Overview  of Book -

FUNNY. FRIGHTENING. TRUE.

The #1 New York Times bestseller that gives you the right answers when idiots leave you speechless!

 

It happens to all of us: You’re minding your own business, when some idiot* informs you that guns are evil, the Prius will save the planet, or the rich have to finally start paying their fair share of taxes.

 

Just go away! you think to yourself—but they only get more obnoxious. Your heart rate quickens. You start to sweat. But never fear, for Glenn Beck has stumbled upon the secret formula to winning arguments against people with big mouths and small minds: knowing the facts.

 

And this book is full of them.

 

The next time your Idiot Friends tell you how gun control prevents gun violence, you’ll tell them all about England’s handgun ban (see page 53). When they insist that we should copy the UK’s health-care system, you’ll recount the horrifying facts you read on page 244. And the next time you hear how produce prices will skyrocket without illegal workers, you’ll have the perfect rebuttal (from page 139). Armed with the ultimate weapon—the truth—you can now tolerate (and who knows, maybe even enjoy?) your encounters with idiots everywhere!

 

 *Idiots can’t be identified through voting records; look instead for people who hide behind stereotypes, embrace partisanship, and believe that bumper sticker slogans are a substitute for common sense.

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Show 768 On Friday, March 5, 2010 The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation welcomed Mark Levin for a Reagan Forum. Levin provided a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American Society.

To watch the video of this audio presentation visit:    http://youtu.be/pF7Sl9IaMdM

For more information on the ongoing works of President Reagans Foundation, visit  http://www.reaganfoundation.org

Overview of book-

From conservative talk radio's fastest-growing superstar...

New York Times bestselling phenomenon and author of the groundbreaking critique of the Supreme Court, Men in Black, and the deeply personal dog lover's memoir Rescuing Sprite, Mark R. Levin now delivers the work that characterizes both his devotion to his more than 5 million listeners and his love of our country and the legacy of our Founding Fathers: Liberty and Tyranny is Mark R. Levin's clarion call to conservative America, a new manifesto for the conservative movement for the 21st century.

In the face of the modern liberal assault on Constitution-based values, an attack that has steadily snowballed since President Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s and resulted in a federal government that is a massive, unaccountable conglomerate, the time for re-enforcing the intellectual and practical case for conservatism is now. Conservative beliefs in individual freedoms do in the end stand for liberty for all Americans, while liberal dictates lead to the breakdown of civilized society — in short, tyranny. Looking back to look to the future, Levin writes "conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are our founding principles." And in a series of powerful essays, Levin lays out how conservatives can counter the liberal corrosion that has filtered into every timely issue affecting our daily lives, from the economy to healthcare, global warming, immigration, and more — and illustrates how change, as seen through the conservative lens, is always prudent, and always an enhancement to individual freedom.

As provocative, well-reasoned, robust, and informed as his on-air commentary, Levin's narrative will galvanize listeners to begin a new era in conservative thinking and action. Liberty and Tyranny provides a philosophical, historical, and practical framework for revitalizing the conservative vision and ensuring the preservation of American society.

Oct 26, 2011 0

 

Show767  Michael Medved talks to the author of  Push Has Come to Shove   Getting Our Kids the Education They Deserve--Even If It Means Picking a Fight Written by Dr. Steve Perry

 

Synopsis of book -

 “Have you been to a school lately?  Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day?  When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re telling the truth.”
 
Steve Perry is like no other educator you’ve ever met.  He “gets it.”  He understands why some parents are downright panicked about what’s going on in their kids’ classrooms, and how other parents, whose kids supposedly attend the “good” schools, still fear that their children are falling behindAs Principal of one of the best performing schools in America -- one that sends 100% of its mostly minority students to four-year colleges -- Perry delights in poking the system.  Present him with a “truth” about how education is supposed to work and – count on it – he’ll show it to be false.
 
Dictatorial teacher’s unions despise Steve Perry.  So do lazy teachers.  So do entrenched, unimaginative school boards.  So do reactionary “curriculum guardians” who – as a lure to get kids reading – cling to the same old stodgy texts.
 
“That’s okay,” say Perry.  That means he’s making a difference.  In this book, his priority is to help kids who don’t have the advantage of going to his school, Capital Prep.  He wants to save your kid, and the kid next door, and the kid down the street from getting a typical third-rate American education.
 
If you’re a parent who has worried recently about how depressed your child seems when he dresses for school in the morning…or how little of what happens during the school day seems to sink into her brain… or how much of your child’s homework is busywork, you need this book. 
 
If you’re a teacher who is putting your heart and soul into the job but are surrounded by colleagues who are “phoning it in,” you need this book.
 
If you’re a committed, forward-thinking principal who wants to get rid of the faculty bad apples, but are continually stymied by Mafia-style teachers-unions, you need this book.
 
*If you’re a citizen who worries about the $1 trillion-plus GDP loss that America suffers every year because our system of education doesn’t measure up, you need this book.
 
In this solution-oriented manifesto, Steve Perry covers the full range of issues holding back today’s students.  He shows parents how to find great teachers (and get rid of the bad ones)…how to make readers out of kids who hate to read…how to make the school curriculum thrilling rather than sleep-inducing…how to conduct an all-important education “home audit”… how to “e-organize” if school boards and administrators aren’t getting the message…how to build a “school of the future,” and much more.
 
The era of third-rate education is over.  Steve Perry isn’t going to let the fools and scoundrels get away with it any longer.  Push has come to shove!

 

Oct 24, 2011 0

Show 767 Glenn Beck keynote speech from Restoring Courage, Sep 12, 2011

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To watch the  video of this audio presentation visit:  http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/09/12/watch-glenns-full-keynote-from-restoring-courage/ 

Oct 19, 2011 0

Show 765 Book The  New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America. Author Daniel Hannan.

A journalist and author, Daniel Hannan has been a British member of the European Parliament since 1999. He first came to wide notice in the United States when he made a speech on the floor of the European Parliament addressing the then-prime minister of Great Britain, Gordon Brown, about his disastrous economic policies. Hannan's latest book is A New Road to Serfdom: A Letter of Warning to America.

 

Amplifying on his new book, Daniel Hannan warns that the United States is Europeanizing, with all the inherent dangers that come with the expansion of the welfare state. "This expansion doesn't just reduce economic growth, it tends to squeeze out personal morality." Hannan, who connects the decline of the European family and society with the rise of cradle-to-grave welfare in Europe, has a special warning about the dangers of Obamacare "Once politicians assume responsibility for health care, they find that they have made an almost irreversible decision." Hannan concludes that this drift to Europeanization is not inevitable if Americans honor the genius of the Founding Fathers.

 

Segment 2-  Speech at the Cato Institute.

The New Road to Serfdom

Daniel Hannan's new book, The New Road to Serftdom: A Letter of Warning to America, urges Americans not to take such things as federalism, the rule of law and limited government for granted. He believes the United States could find itself lurching toward European-style socialism even more quickly. He spoke at the Cato Institute September 29, 2010.

 

Oct 18, 2011 0

Show 777  book Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off Of You

  Iain Murray, author of Stealing You Blind, explains how civil servants are getting rich off of your taxes. Not only are they becoming wealthy, civil servants are costing businesses and individuals trillions.  

 

Segment 2-

Political Vindication Radio Greatest Hits: The Iain Murray Interview

 September 7th, 2011

Iain Murray is the author of the book ‘Stealing You Blind: How Government Fat Cats Are Getting Rich Off Of You’ and he joined Shane and I last night on PV Radio to talk about the corrupt nature of government, and how government cronyism is the only sector of the economy that is growing in Barack Obama’s America.

To watch the video of this audio presentation visit:  

http://politicalvindication.com/?p=8575

 

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Oct 17, 2011 0

Show 764 Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

To watch the video of this audio presentation visit http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

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Segment 2-  Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!   In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

To watch the video of this audio presentation visit  http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.html

Oct 14, 2011 0

Show 763 Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture -- call them the 6 killer apps -- that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable.

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Oct 12, 2011 0

Show 762 Dennis Prager talks to Rev. Wilson Miscamble, Professor of History at Notre Dame. His new book is The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan. August 30, 2011

 

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Oct 10, 2011 0

Show 761 Stossel   Government in My Car  Aug 4, 2011 Stossel

Season 2011  Episode 80  44 minutes

 FOX Business Network

 

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Oct 8, 2011 0

Show 766 Exposing the Real Che Guevara  Aug 1, 2007 Author talks at the U.S. House of Representatives .

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Humberto Fontova talked about his book Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him, published by Sentinel. He argued that the popular image of Che Guevara as a righteous freedom fighter is in .. Read More

Humberto Fontova talked about his book Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him, published by Sentinel. He argued that the popular image of Che Guevara as a righteous freedom fighter is in reality far off the mark. He said that Guevara was overrated as a soldier and was responsible for the execution of many hundreds of his political enemies. He also talked about Fidel Castro and Cuba. After his remarks, the author signed copies of his books for a while, and then returned to the podium to answer audience members' questions. This event was held in the Rayburn House Office Building.

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Show 760 Book- Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, by Jonathan Kay. Michael Medved talks to author.

 

“A buoy of truth trapped in a sea of uncertainty—just what the skeptical reader requires … A well-researched and provocative account of our most baffling conspiracies” — Kirkus reviews

 

Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, millions of people around the world have convinced themselves that the actual perpetrators were not al-Qaeda terrorists but elements within the U.S. government seeking a pretext to launch wars abroad and enact draconian laws at home. These “9/11 Truthers” are not alone. They are part of a vast conspiracist subculture that is spreading like wildfire and beginning to influence mainstream politics. For two years, Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay has been researching the underground world of conspiracy theorists by immersing himself in their ranks. He has attended their conventions, infiltrated their Internet discussion boards, become a connoisseur of their propaganda videos, and engaged them in in-depth, revealing interviews. While many individual conspiracy theories seem harmless, even amusing, the phenomenon is doing real damage to the unity and health of North American society.

 

Since the JFK assassination, conspiracy thinking has proliferated, and the Internet has fostered the growth of numerous alternate mental worlds in which traditional media and the academy have no authority. 9/11 was a death blow to the older consensual view of reality, and as a result, North Americans no longer inhabit one cognitive universe. What this means for the future of politics, and our society at large, is at the heart of Among the Truthers.

 

Jonathan Kay is a Managing Editor of Canada’s National Post newspaper, a weekly columnist on the newspaper’s op-ed page, and a regular blogger on the Post’s web site. In addition, he is a contributor to Commentary magazine, the New York Post and Reader’s Digest. His freelance articles have appeared in numerous publications including Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. In 2002, he was awarded Canada’s National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing. His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, became a top-10 best-seller in 2007. He is currently a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

 

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Oct 5, 2011 0

Show 759 Author of  Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse speaks to CPAC

Thomas E. Woods Jr. 46 minutes

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Book Description-  See Previous show. Thought the last financial crisis was scary? Just wait…it’s going to get worse

 

America is on the brink of financial collapse. Decades of political overpromising and underfunding have created a wave of debt that could swamp our already feeble economy. And the politicians’ favorite tricks—raising taxes, borrowing from foreign governments, and printing more money—will only make it worse. Only one thing might save us: Roll back the government.

 

In Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse, Thomas E. Woods, Jr. explains that we may still have a chance to avert total economic disaster—but only by completely changing our understanding of government. With bracing candor, he dissects just how the political class has nearly destroyed America’s economy. In Rollback, you’ll learn:

 

Why practically everything you’ve been taught about government and the economy is wrong—the product of liberal pro–government propaganda

How the Federal Reserve helps create crises and slows recovery

Why big business is no ally in rolling back government and actually wants and needs big government intervention in the marketplace

How current policies, if unchecked, will lead to the collapse of the dollar

How government policies have driven the skyrocketing costs of health care

Why retirement will be a pipe dream for the next generation

How the coming collapse can be turned to your advantage—and the advantage of all who believe in liberty and limited government

 

Thanks to decades of politicians playing kick the can down the road, we and our children are facing economic Armageddon. But this crisis could help us see government for what it really is—an institution that has seized our wealth and taught our children to honor it as the source of all progress. The good news is it’s not too late to roll back government—and the opportunity to do so is now.

 

http://www.tomwoods.com/books/rollback/   

Oct 3, 2011 0

Show 758 Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse by

Thomas E. Woods Jr. Chapter 1 of the audio book. 37 minutes

 

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Book Description-  Thought the last financial crisis was scary? Just wait…it’s going to get worse

 

America is on the brink of financial collapse. Decades of political overpromising and underfunding have created a wave of debt that could swamp our already feeble economy. And the politicians’ favorite tricks—raising taxes, borrowing from foreign governments, and printing more money—will only make it worse. Only one thing might save us: Roll back the government.

 

In Rollback: Repealing Big Government Before the Coming Fiscal Collapse, Thomas E. Woods, Jr. explains that we may still have a chance to avert total economic disaster—but only by completely changing our understanding of government. With bracing candor, he dissects just how the political class has nearly destroyed America’s economy. In Rollback, you’ll learn:

 

Why practically everything you’ve been taught about government and the economy is wrong—the product of liberal pro–government propaganda

How the Federal Reserve helps create crises and slows recovery

Why big business is no ally in rolling back government and actually wants and needs big government intervention in the marketplace

How current policies, if unchecked, will lead to the collapse of the dollar

How government policies have driven the skyrocketing costs of health care

Why retirement will be a pipe dream for the next generation

How the coming collapse can be turned to your advantage—and the advantage of all who believe in liberty and limited government

 

Thanks to decades of politicians playing kick the can down the road, we and our children are facing economic Armageddon. But this crisis could help us see government for what it really is—an institution that has seized our wealth and taught our children to honor it as the source of all progress. The good news is it’s not too late to roll back government—and the opportunity to do so is now.

 

http://www.tomwoods.com/books/rollback/   

 

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