Saturday, August 5, 2017

Kimberly Guilfoyle says to read THIS book immediately


  1. Here is a list of suggested readings -- you will get a lot more knowledge and understanding from any one of these than you will get for D'Souza's lies.

    On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder

    From the prologue:

    The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

    History does not repeat, but it does instruct. As the Founding Fathers debated our Constitution, they took instruction from the history they knew. . . As they knew, Aristotle warned that inequality brought instability, while Plato believed that demagogues exploited free speech to install themselves as tyrants. In founding a democratic republic upon law and establishing a system of checks and balances, the Founding Fathers sought to avoid the evil that they, like the ancient philosophers, called tyranny.

    Today — 2017 — the Legislative and Executive branches of our government are controlled by exactly the same forces that Plato and Aristotle warned up about: inequality, and, a demagogue who manipulates free speech. We are not immune from tyranny. In this small volume, the author describes how tyranny came to Europe in the 20th Century and how it can come to us today.

    Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, by Jane Mayer

    RATF**KED: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy, by David Daley

    Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, Ari Berman

    Most Americans take for granted the right to vote – we should not. Berman describes how the right to vote was won and how we now are in danger of losing that right.

    The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality, Chris Mooney.

    It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism, Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein.

    The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources, Michale T. Klare.

    The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics, Ted Halstead and Michael Lind.

    The Assault on Reason, Al Gore.

    God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets it Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, Jim Wallis.

    The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy, David Brock.

    Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America’s Radical Right, Claire Conner.

    A narrative history of the John Birch Society by a daughter of one of the infamous ultraconservative organization’s founding fathers

  2. The Trump presidency is the result of the people who made Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty popular.

  3. Kimberly Guilfoyle?

    You mean the same Kimberly Guilfoyle who ditched one husband to break up the marriage of a friend, then, after causing a divorce and marrying teh husband, she ditched him? That Kimberly Guilfoyle?

    You know -- the Kimberly Guilfoyle who picked up several million $$$ in alimony and settlements from each of her affairs?

    No wonder the rightwingers love Kimberly Guilfoyle . . . she's a typical rightwing ho' . . . she may not walk the street turning tricks, but she's a ho' nonetheless -- it's just that she charges more.