Guns: The Deluded Dualistic Liberaloids Explode!

by Diane Gee

There is nothing that can show the binary thinking of modern man more a tragedy in the US. Tragedies are tragic in every sense, but somehow American Exceptionalism feeds into some need for a 24/7 media frenzy disproportionate to the reality of what same Exceptionailsm wreaks upon the rest of the World. A hundred killed at a Pakistani wedding? Nary a peep. A thousand born with grotesque birth defects in Fallujia? Meh. But give us a plane flown into a IRS building, a white girl kidnapped, a fertilizer bomb in Oklahoma, and we go rabid. Add any tragedy involving guns? And it becomes a meth frenzy of polarization, leaving absolutely no room for shades of grey in the reactionary public.

We don't have plane debates, fertilizer debates, racial unfairness in missing kid debates, but god damn. We do have gun debates. And? There is nothing more divisive than this subject.

Somewhere between the crazed militia types and the screeching, preaching abolitionists? Sanity and reason are suffocated under the mountain of invective, stereotyping and panic.


I have spent the last week or so defending myself as a leftist who owns a registered handgun. A handgun, which in Michigan required a background check and a waiting period to obtain. It was brought into my household when my husband, then boyfriend, moved in with me. I was fully against it at the time.

That didn't last too long, for shortly thereafter when he was driving over the road, I was the victim of a home invasion attempted rape and murder. That gun, and my ability to remain clear-headed under pressure saved my life. I won't bore you with the gruesome details, the bruises and cuts from his knife, the choke marks on my neck. Later, that same gun saved my husband when he was delivering in a bad part of Chicago when an armed gunman tried to enter his truck. (by then he had bought me a shotgun)

Does this make me a gun-clutcher who "strokes off" my guns in some macho John Wayne fantasy of grandeur as some of the Liberaloids accuse me of? I think not. It makes me a survivor. That gun has sat in its hidey-hole long since, and I hope I never have need to again let it see the light of day. (or the horror of night as it were)

It horrified and amazed me that there were so-called leftists that told me that they would rather no guns were in the hands of any civilian, and that since I was what they saw as an aberration, my death would have been better overall for society than allowing a homeowner the right to protect themselves. I wonder were it not online, they could look at me, look at my son who would never have been born, and told us it was better that the rapist kill me, and "fuck my corpse while the light fades from your fucking eyes, bitch" than for me to have used a gun and lived.

Men like to say, and I emphasize the male of the species, that women rarely defend themselves successfully in this way. I would ask how many of them have sat through rape counseling with women. Or how many women, once they know you have been through it, because you are brave enough to speak publicly about it, talk privately with you and tell you the same tales over and over. Its a statistical fact that once raped you are twice as likely to be raped again. Predators like the fear, smell your fear, get off on your fear. I would say that almost 3/4 of the women I know who have endured more than one attack have fended off the 2nd because they had a gun. They don't report this second event, because of already having experienced the demeaning way in which the system treats us. Because of this, and the fact that I have known many people who have scared off burglars with their guns, but didn't bother calling the cops because the perp was already in the wind, and the cops end up treating us as criminals anymore? I think that the statistics are widely skewed when it comes to the "more likely to accidentally hurt yourself/spouse/child" story. Those statistics only get reported when things go tragically wrong, and are used by a larger group who would love for society to be disarmed.

After my attack, I trained on a range until I was not only adept at handling a weapon, the guys at that gun club had a female member going to the Olympics they wanted me to train under. I was that good. I was working 2 jobs, going to school, had my own home and a couple acres to take care of, and a father dying of Parkinson's. I had to decline.

I am for legislation. I want a background check, a cooling off period, and I will go one further. I think every person who owns a handgun should have to log range time, have a safety course, and be certified before they can purchase one. If you are not comfortable with that weapon, you have no business owning one.

Just like cars. You should earn a license. And cars kill more people every year than guns do.

So yes, I believe in legislated personal protection handguns. When confronted with this, my story and evidence and the logic behind it? Some become so polarized that they tell me rape is just a tool to win an argument because I am some sort of mentally ill gun stroker. Take this exchange:

"You're obviously a petty tyrant who will use any device (including being a near-rape victim) as a tool of emotional manipulation. "

I'm sorry. My LIFE and PAIN make you feel manipulated? My reality? My honesty about the physical and emotional scars I carry bother you? My survival and its story are merely tools to manipulate you? Golly, and here I thought they were experiences I endured. All along, I went through all this just to manipulate you?

As a former pacifist of sorts, I understand the "sanctity of human life" theory behind de-escalating the ability of humans to kill one another. I want that too. But I live here on the mean streets of reality, not in some gated community or guarded artists sanctuary. I live in reality where my killers life was not more "sanctitive" than mine. I should, as the good guy die, so that the criminal may live, thus proving to all my unborn children that may never thereafter gasp oxygen and blink unto the world that the Mom they never had was one of the good ones?

I asked of these men, "If an intruder was to come into your home with a gun and a knife, leave the gun on the table, and walk to the bedroom to carve up your wife or child, would you pick that gun up and stop them? Or would you remain true to your religious anti-violent fervor and watch them die?"

They never answer that direct question. They divert and say that would never happen to them. Thats the thing about crime, the thing about USer's in general. We are so detached, nothing is real until it happens to you personally... that is, unless it serves their POLITICAL purposes. Hence, going back to my 1st point, why so little outcry in the MSM or the Liberaloid circles when war crime after war crime is committed daily. So little outcry when black on black crime is epidemic, and cop on black crime is worse. I am unsurprised that there are no statistic of the number of black citizens shot to death by our police state every year, yet its not uncommon to read weekly how another was shot 28 times, or in the back.

Which leads me to my next point. We live in the reality that exists, not the reality we wish existed. It is a violent world. The fact that our Revolution was born of violence and that guns have been long part of our culture may be part and parcel of our reality, yet we cannot undo it. The fact that Predatory Capitalism is the basis of our Society shares even greater blame. But it is what it is. Like alcohol and drugs, prohibition only leaves more incentive for a criminal in black market profiteering. There are so many guns in the US right now, even were they to cease making them and all the "good citizens" give theirs up? Gun crime would stay unaffected. I live in a violent world, and as such need protection.

As the old saying goes? "Never bring a knife to a gun fight."

I am told I am unenlightened - that guns make giving in to our rage and impotence all too easy. My old partner used to say that the socioeconomic stressors were creating human time bombs. Both statements, save the unenlightened part, are true.

But we are treating the open wound with a band aid, we arguing how many teeth are in the sharks mouth while it is about to swallow us. We are missing the point.

If we do not address the root illness that causes humans to be full of rage and impotence, people will find ever new ways to explode. We will become like suicide bombers in the Warsaw-ghetto like conditions of Gaza, with nothing left to loose. Only our enemy is invisible, unattainable, ever the man behind the curtain, with layers and layers of defense at his disposal.



If you show a leftist a portrait in history, of a woman holding a gun as a French Revolutionary, a fighter against Pinochet, a comrade of Che or Fidel, a defender of Chavez, you will hear nothing but glorification, respect, laud to their bravery. If you speak to the same Leftist about being armed in defense against a rising fascist state? They will speak of Gandhi and tell you that non-violence is the only way.

Or perhaps, they will speak of your paranoia and delusion. They would never do that to us here, and we must not provoke them. The thing is? We have been peacefully protesting, and the militarized police, aided by Homeland Security have been acting violently against us. They are using drones. They are wearing fatigues. Obama has a kill list. We have NDAA saying they can take us without cause or trial and keep us as long as they wish. The Unitary Executive of Bush brought us the fourth estate as potential enemy. The court challenge to Obama's Unitary Executive will not deny that is so. One need only to look at the nightly evidence in Occupy to see that we have no free speech or Right of Assembly. Look deeper and see the internet kill switch bypassed Congress by executive Order, and the felonizing federally of protesting anywhere where a SS agent may or may not be present, with or without your knowledge. We don't even have free speech. Hold a sign, get tackled by 2 cops and a horse.


The Populace rises when it is weakened to the point of it being intolerable. In that condition, no one takes on the powerful state, ever. It is always the protectors of the status quo, the elite class that start the class war. They always start the violence to strike fear in anyone brave enough to object to our condition. People take the abuse, try and capitulate, get beaten, tazed, jailed, and tortured... always seeking change without dying. And every time? The elites end up killing us if we continue our quest for fair treatment.

It is not delusional to think the Class war is coming. The Class War is already in full-force against us, and is being waged in disproportional response to the peaceful ways in which we have objected. Its not coming, my friends, it is here.

I've had former special ops friends warn me. "If you were any actual challenge to the status quo? Response will be so swift and brutal you wouldn't know what hit you. They have plans for all that. They'd smoke you all in a heartbeat."

This is why they love to ply us with the horrors of "terrorists." For what is a terrorist but one that must use guerrilla tactics against a much stronger foe - exactly what we did against the British, who complained we would not line up and fight fair. Revolutions are always David and Goliath, or they would just be called wars.

I replied to my special ops friend that eventually the kids they hire would not want to kill their own, and that they are vastly outnumbered by people who know the lay of the land, have everything and nothing to lose and are armed. He said they know that and it gives them nightmares every night.

The thing that would serve them best, the thing they cannot manipulate the "right" into doing is take away our guns. This latest episode has been perfect for them, as perfect as 9/11 and perhaps as manipulated. They need the Left to do this, just as they need another Obama win to keep the liberaloids at bay while they continue massacring our rights. The Liberaloids will be the tool of our own demise, should they win the gun debate.

I'm not going to get on the train to glory. I won't step into a cattle car. I will take some of them with me, even as I lose my life, should it come to that.


The second amendment is not an archaic notion. It was created because men gained money and power, and bought armies to protect their money and power. It is more relevant today than ever before in our short history.

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States" (Noah Webster in 'An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution', 1787, a pamphlet aimed at swaying Pennsylvania toward ratification, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at 56(New York, 1888))

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them." (Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights, Walter Bennett, ed., Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican, at 21,22,124 (Univ. of Alabama Press,1975)..)

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." (Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-8)

"And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms....The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants" (Thomas Jefferson in a letter to William S. Smith in 1787. Taken from Jefferson, On Democracy 20, S. Padover ed., 1939)

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined" (Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836)

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- (Thomas Jefferson)


There are no innocents in times of war. There are participants, and those who enable the status quo by silent acquiescence. There is a third type though. Those who feel they are on the moral side, yet use all their words and power to keep actual Revolution from happening.

Dualistic thinking are the things of childhood. As I child I spake as a child; of peace and roses and higher ground. It is the world to which I still aspire. Yet as an adult, one must see the facets of reality that speaks of never having equity or peace or human rights without a fight. The Elites will not be moved by our non-violence. They already prove that daily. The Elites will not be threatened by a working class they need for labor to back down; they no longer need our labor.

I am not delusional in the protection of my home or my country in being armed. I am being pragmatic and thoughtful. Guns are weapons of death. I realize that fully. I realize too that people use these tools to wreak havoc on the denizens of this planet from human to fauna. Mostly I realize that beyond guns, environmental destruction, pollution, factory farming, over fishing and global warming may make all our petty arguments moot. We need a systemic reboot with education and emphasis on cooperation to save ourselves. We need to kill predatory capitalism and the killing of the human soul and psyche that creates. We need revolution.

Dreamers dream, poets wax of utopia.

And Revolutionaries make the dreams of utopia come true. With our blood on the line so that they may continue to dream and rhyme.

Damn me if you must, oh Liberaloids; just as the right damns me for wanting a Socialist World Revolution. But in the end? You may end up glad its me standing armed between you and your death. Your children my gaze upon my picture as you do of history's other fighters. Or I may just end up obscure and dead. Either way, if this tragedy is fodder for you to help us lose this war? You are deluded and dualistic to the point of no return.

My path is righteous, and I shall sleep the sleep of the Goddesses.

(Review) Shocked that I read this one

Title: Bared To You (book 1 in A Crossfire series)
Author: Sylvia Day
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 352
Pub Date: June 2012

Source: I received this book from Penguin Canada for review. This was sent unsolicated.

About the book:
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness...

He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart..


I have to say that I knew nothing about this book before receiving it and I have to say it was sent  unsolicated.

My first introduction to the book was probably a few weeks before receiving the book when I got a little envelope in the mail from Penguin and all that was inside the envelope was a little business card that said #50ShadesHotter and a pair of silver cuff links. At first I thought that was rather odd and grew curious about it so I went to the Penguin website and put in 50 Shades in the search and only four items came up. One of them was this book and I could see that the cuff links I got were similar to what was on the cover so I presumed it was this book.

I have to say that marketing for this book was fantastic and I love getting a little swag item that goes with the book. The cuff links were very nice.

Shortly after wards I got the book to review and I was interested in it. I do have to say that the writing is much better in this then the 50 Shades series. I could see some similarities in the book but for me the characters were more related able and believable then in 50 Shades.

This is being pushed as if you like 50 Shades you will love this and I have to say I was expecting a 50 Shades book was surprised. This was so much better then 50 Shades. I read it practically in one sitting and yes I did the same thing I did with 50 Shades, I put it in my leather hold cause god forbid someone see me read this. LOL

I enjoyed this book and so much more then the other books. Bared to You is about Eva and Gideon and its told in Eva's point of view. Perhaps the second book will be told in Gideon's point of view.

So Eva has moved to NYC (I loved the location references and it made me long for NYC again) from the West Coast with her BFF Carey (who is bi). He is an actor and will basically do anything it takes to become famous and when I say he will do anything its so true. We find out that Eva's stepfather is rich and has taken it upon himself to take care of Eva and that includes paying for her apartment. You quickly can see that Eva has some kind of baggage but you don't know what it is right away.

The story moved along really quickly and I found it to be a page turner and was constantly reading to find out what was going to happen.

When Gideon was introduced I have to say that I actually liked him so much more then the other guy. I thought he spoke his age and he was so much more believable. With that being said I have to say that their overall actions were. Both Eva and Gideon came off as stalkerish in my opinion. I mean he knows things about Eva that no one should really know about a person without them telling you. As for Eva she resorts to using google to get alerts about Gideon. I mean really who does that?

Slowly as the book progress we uncover more of the demons that trouble these two characters. I felt bad for Eva when I read what she went through. I would be interested to see what happens in the next book.

This was the first time I read any of Sylvia's books and I had to admit that I am kind of curious about book two which is called Reflected In You and its scheduled to release in October 2012. I am hoping I will enjoy it but you never know.

I do have to say that I did recommend this to friends who had read 50 Shades and I was told that they loved this one more and they can't wait for book two to come out.

Thanks Penguin Canada for sending me this to review.

Did anyone else read this? What did you think?

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Keep Socialism on the Ballot--Register Peace and Freedom Party in California


In the June Primary of 2010, corporate interests misled California voters into passing Proposition 14, which replaces the June partisan primary elections with the first round of a partly partisan, partly non-partisan "top two" election in which political parties no longer nominate candidates for office. The November General Elections are thereby reserved for the "top two" vote getters, usually the two richest candidates. Independent party candidates will not appear on the ballot and even write-in votes will not be counted.

Prop 14 makes an already seriously flawed electoral system even worse by striking a devastating blow against independent parties like Peace and Freedom which receive no funds from corporate interests.

Although touted as an “Open Primary” measure, Prop 14 will in fact close November General Elections to all but the two richest candidates. Voters will no longer be able to choose Green, Libertarian, or Peace & Freedom candidates in the General Election. Prop 14 will thus increase the power of wealth over an electoral system already biased in favor of corporations and the rich.

The Peace and Freedom Party fought vigorously against this ballot measure. We will continue to fight it in the courts and at the ballot box. Meanwhile, we must mount a voter registration campaign. Previously, independent political parties could maintain their ballot status either by receiving two per cent of the vote in a statewide November general election or by maintaining two percent of all registrants. Now, since Peace and Freedom will no longer appear on the November ballot, the only way to maintain our ballot status is by increasing our voter registration. In other words, to meet the new requirements of the new system, we must almost double our registration by the end of 2014 to stay on the ballot.

By registering Peace and Freedom, you are joining with tens of thousands of others who want to take control of our political system away from the ruling capitalist class. You want an end to the war machine that gave us the wars in Vietnam and the Middle East. You want an end to bail outs for bankers and the rich. You want to shift the tax burden to the rich and their corporations and away from the working class and the poor. You want an end to the corporate rape of the environment and no compromise in defense of our Mother Earth.

Friends Help Friends Register Peace and Freedom.


For Ralph Nader’s analysis of Prop 14, click here.

Here are links to all of our website materials from this campaign.

grace and izack

(Review) Reading Something I Never Thought I Would....

Titles: Fifty Shades of Grey (Book 1), Fifty Shades Darker (book 2) and Fifty Shades Freed (book 3)
Author E.L James
Pub Date: April 2012
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 528, 544 and 592

Source: Bought the books

I decided not to put the book description in on the above books only because you probably all know about the books by now that has taken the world by storm and I decided to put the reviews into one post.

When I first heard about these books I knew this wouldn't be something I wanted to read because honestly this isn't my genre of interest and something that didn't really appeal to me well let me tell you that quickly changed because Rachel from ParaJunkee was doing a read along for the first book and I was laughing at her recap of the book and by the time Rachel got to chapter 16 (I believe) I was hooked and had to pick up the first book.

I have to say that I basically breezed through the first book and I admit that I read it over a two day span and it was so funny because I have a leather jacket for books and I put it on that one because I didn't want anyone to know I was reading it and I was home reading it LOL

I was totally sucked into the book and the storyline. I didn't like Christian at first because for me his voice was that of a much older person and he didn't seem like a real believable character especially when its told he was 28 so that put me off of him for a bit. Although gradually I began to over look him and started to like him.

As for Ana, I liked her and honestly you could see that she was more then determined to try and change him. You could also see how she could easily get sucked into that world Christina loves. She never gave up on him and was determined to find out the secrets of his past.

Has this ever happened to anyone (and I don't mean specifically these books) where you read the first book in the series and the next thing you are wanting the next book? Its like going through withdrawals. You literally need the next book NOW!!!! That is what happened to me. After reading the first book I was literally needing a fix and contemplating how I could get in and out of Costco quickly on the weekend. You all know how busy Costco is on the weekend.

So I wanted until Monday and let me tell you after dropping Michael off at school I literally rushed to the bank and Tims (to get a coffee) and wait until Costco opened so I could grab book two and I wasn't going to pick up the third book because I was told its not as good but I didn't want to be going through this all again so I picked it up.

The second book was just like the first one and I admit I read it in one day. I literally started it when I got home and finished just a few minutes before I had to get Michael from the bus stop. It sucked me and I needed to know what was going on. As the books are progressing I admit that I like Christian more and more and I could totally see how Ana would get sucked in.

That night I had started the third book and OMG I was forcing myself to read it. I really think that the author could have wrapped the whole story line into two books. I didn't enjoy it and the storyline was getting to me. Could it have been an overload? I don't know what it was but I ended up abandoning it and started to read other things instead.

Well fast forward to BEA in June and hearing about the book Fifty Shades of Early Grey which is a parady of the series. Yes I admit I stood in line to get a signed copy of it. It was so funny standing in line because everyone who walked by knew what line you were in and I have to say that I wasn't the only one standing in line for this book there was a huge line up.

Meeting the author of Fifty Shades of Earl Grey was so fun and he asked if I had read the books and I told him I read the first two and was having a hard time finishing the third well he told me I had to finish it to make sense of his book so I came home and read the third book and I have to say it wasn't my favorite and felt like I was forcing myself to read it.

Would I have read these books had I not read ParaJunkee's read along ? Probably not because like I said this isn't my genre of interest and had no interest in reading them. Would I recommend this series? Hmm probably not unless I knew the person liked this genre of books.

I do have to say that I have friends who read the books and loved them and are now reading other books in this genre. But for me I can't see me buying other books like this.

Have you read them? What do you think of them?

Mini Vacation happening

Hey readers, I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a mini family vacation this week (July 29th to August 4th) so if you send me emails or comments I will be unable to respond. I will have limited internet connection.

I do have a weeks worth of posts scheduled to appear on the blog while I am away.

Also the end of August will be my blogiversary so I am planning some awesome give aways and hope to pick up some goodies while I am away so stay tuned for that.

See you when I get back.

War is a Racket by Major General Smedley D. Butler

The very special guest on Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox this week
is, none other than:

Major General Smedley Darlington Butler*
who will present his epic speech:

War is a Racket


Listen at 2pm Pacific Time



(Meme) Sundays In Bed With.....#8

Wow is it really that time again for another Sundays In Bed With.... post? The time is flying by.

The awesome blogger behind this is Kate from Midnight Book Girl   not only is she an awesome blogger but she is was one of my roommates for BEA. YAY!!

Midnight Book Girl

Sundays In Bed a meme I've started to share the book we're spending the morning in bed with, or the one we'd like to stay curled up in bed with all Sunday if only our busy lives would allow! For fun, take a picture of the book in your bed, or simply write up a post or comment below sharing your Sundays in Bed With book. Quoted from Kate's blog

This week I am in bed with..

I picked up The Land of Stories : The Wishing Spell (book 1) by Chris Colfer at the Children's Author Breakfast at BEA this year and I have been dying to read it. With its release this month I decided to pick it up and can I just say that I LOVE the cover. Although this picture doesn't do it justice.

I am really enjoying the book and I am sure Michael would love to read this when he is a little older.

I know when I go to the US this week I plan on picking up a finished copy of the book just because I love it that much.

Hope your having a good weekend and that you manage to find some time read this week.

Roseanne Barr/Cindy Sheehan 2012 Press Release

Roseanne for President Press Release


Contacts: Cat Woods 415-218-8138 
David Josué

July 29, 2012

Roseanne Barr announced that Cindy Sheehan will be her running mate in her bid for the Peace and Freedom Party’s nomination for President. Sheehan is an anti-war activist who first gained national attention for her protest camp outside then-President Bush’s Texas ranch.

Barr said, “Cindy and I are the ‘Throw the Bums Out’ ticket and the ‘Ballot Access’ ticket. We want people to register in the Peace and Freedom Party so that the party can keep its ballot status in California.” After the passage of the ‘Top Two primary” in 2010, alternative political parties lost one of their ways of staying on the ballot. The Peace and Freedom Party needs approximately 40,000 more registrants to maintain its ballot status beyond 2014. “We also want people to start Peace and Freedom Parties in other states,” added Barr.

Former Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has been working closely with Barr on this campaign, commented, “Access to the ballot is a civil rights issue that needs attention across the country. If voters only have two choices, both of which represent the same interests, then we don’t really have a democracy.” McKinney went on to describe a higher standard of democracy, “When I was in Congress, I promoted proportional representation for legislatures. This is the only way to make our democracy representative of the people, rather than the corporate donors.”

The Peace & Freedom Party nominating convention takes place on Saturday August 4th in Los Angeles. Cat Woods, an officer of the Peace & Freedom Party, echoed Barr on the party’s emphasis on ballot access. She said that the party hoped to “draw attention to the ongoing erosion of alternative parties’ access to the ballot and how this directly deprives voters of control of their government.” 

When asked whether she supported the Barr ticket, Woods added, “Our party needs to reach a wider audience with its message of socialist solutions. Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan can bring that.”
Responding to charges that she could “steal votes” from Obama or “spoil the election,” Barr said, “The American people are sick and tired of this ‘lesser evil’ garbage they get fed every election year. Both the Democrats and the Republicans do the same evils once they’re in office. I’m here to tell the voters: if you want to tell the government and the two domineering parties that you’re sick and tired of all their evil, register in the Peace and Freedom Party and vote for me and Cindy.”

To contact the Roseanne for President campaign, contact 


(MEME) The Mailbox Post (July 23rd - 28th)

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday is originally hosted by Marcia  . In the summer of 2010 Marcia decided she needed a change in hosting and didn't want to rely on one blogger alone to do it because its a lot of work so she decided to put Mailbox Monday on tour and so far with great success it has made monthly stops at more then a dozen blogs and this year is booked until the end.

The host for July is Jennifer from Mrs Q. Book Addict . If that name sounds familiar its because she is a local Montreal blogger and if you haven't already checked out her blog then you should.

Speaking of another Montreal blogger, Tynga is  doing a mailbox post called:

Tynga's Reviews is hosting this meme and you can check out this link to find out more about it .

I feel so bad not posting much this month but its been crazy busy here and it feels like I am in a blogging slump for some reason. I am reading books but when it comes to sitting and posting I am not that motivated. I am hoping that being on a little family vacation next week will motivate me once I came home.

I am sure once school starts (August 29th) things will get back to normal with me and blogging. I have decided this summer that once school starts in the fall that I will only be volunteering one day a week in the school library. I love being the library but I realized that doing two days was a little much.

As you can see it was a very quiet week in my mailbox this week. I got no books to review. Nothing!!!

I did get a package from  James from Book Chic (I have been following James blog from the beginning of my blogging and finally got to meet him at BEA this year). He sent me Origin by Jessica Khoury. He got a duplicate of the book and I so wanted to get this at BEA but when I went back to Penguin I was told there was nothing left so I was a little bummed at first. So I was thrilled when James was giving away this and contacted him right away. Thanks so much James can't wait to read this.

This week I bought two books. One is for Michael and its Around The World in 8o Mazes. We picked this up for our trip. Its a great back seat book and should keep him entertained for a bit.

I picked up Frommer's New York State for our trip next week. We have plans on going to Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Albany and a few other places. Although I am seriously thinking that New York City is only 3 1/2 hours away. LOL

So that is all the came to my mailbox this week. I hope everyone has a good weekend.

Happy Summer vacation to all the kiddies out there.

Jon Gold’s Official 9/11 Justice Start Up Kit

Here is the 9/11 Report. I suggest you read it, and ask others to read it to understand the “official account.”

After that, I suggest you ask people to watch “9/11: Press For Truth“…

Then I suggest you ask people to watch the companion DVD “In Their Own Words: The Untold Stories Of The 9/11 Families“…

Then I suggest you ask people to you watch then former Rep. Cynthia McKinney chair the 9/11 Omission Hearings that took place not two months after the release of the 9/11 Report in New York City on 9/9/2004…

Then I suggest you ask people to watch then Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s 9/11 Congressional Briefing held in Washington D.C. on 7/22/2005…

Then I suggest you recommend the “Complete 9/11 Timeline” to get people started…

Then I suggest you recommend this series of movies I made called “What’s Being Covered Up?“…

Here is what I call the “Gail Sheehy Collection.” She is the reporter that reported on the “Jersey Girls” as they were doing their thing. It is essential reading…

Then I suggest you recommend the report on the inadequacies of the 9/11 Commission’s Report compiled by 9/11 Family Members Lorie Van Auken and Mindy Kleinberg…

Then I suggest you show people this list of unanswered questions compiled by the 9/11 Family Steering Committee…

Then I suggest you ask people to read the different letters sent out over the years by the September Eleventh Advocates…

Then I suggest you show the archived statements of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee that took place during the Commission and after…

Then I suggest you ask people to read the FSC’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission. Especially Mindy Kleinberg, and Kristen Breitweiser…

Here is an archive I made a few years ago called the “Who Is? Archives“…

Here is something several “veterans” for this cause wrote to better help activists

Then, if all of that fails to motivate people to fight for justice, you can show them my article, “The Facts Speak For Themselves“…

Good luck!

- Jon Gold

Jackson Browne: Lives In the Balance

Cindy is shown in this and thanks to listener/support Janice Golden for reminding us about it!

Come Away With Me SOLD


(Review & Blog Tour) Inescapable

Title: Inescapable (Book 1 Road to Kingdom Series)
Author: Nancy Mehl
Pages: 336
Pub Date: July 2012
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers

Source: I received a finished copy for my participation in the Litfuse Publicity Group
About the Book:

Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, Kingdom, Kansas, with plans never to return.

But five years later, the new life she built is falling apart. Lizzie knows she's being followed, and she's certain the same mysterious stranger is behind the threatening letters she's received. Realizing she'll have to run again, the only escape Lizzie can manage is a return to the last place she wants to go.

Once she arrives in Kingdom, Lizzie is confident she'll be safe until she comes up with a new plan. In reacquainting herself with the town and its people--especially her old friend, Noah Housler--she wonders if she judged her hometown and her Mennonite faith too harshly. However, just as she begins to come to terms with her roots, Lizzie is horrified to discover the danger she ran from is closer than ever.

No longer sure who to trust and fearful for her life and the lives of those around her, Lizzie finds she has only one place left to run--to the Father whose love is inescapable.

If you are interested in buying the book please visit this link .

Enter Today - 7/11-7/25!

I have to send out a huge thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group for putting this tour together and for allowing me to me on it. When I first got the info about the book I was really excited to read the book because this is my kind of genre and its been awhile since I have read it.

Nancy Mehl is a new to me author and I have to say that after reading this book I am excited to dip into her other books. If her other books are like this one then I am sure I will love them.

I have to begin by saying that I loved this book. There was so much action and suspense happening that I had a hard time to put the book down and over two nights reading this book I stayed up late reading until the wee hours. Everytime I thought I would put it down something would happen that left me saying just a little more.

Lizzie use to live the life the life of a Mennonite in Kansas but when she turned 18 she left the life she knew and vowed never to return.

Fast forward to five years later and Lizzie is living the life of a average person in todays world. Then before Lizzie knows it she is receiving threatening letters and she is being followed. She losses her job because she is being accused of stealing money. Lizzie is scared and does what she does best and runs. But, where will she go? Lizzie goes to the one place she vowed never to go back to and that is home.

When she goes back she doesn't exactly get the home coming she was hoping for because her father tells her she isn't welcomed. Lizzie is scared and doesn't know what to do she thought if she went back that she would be okay but thankfully a kind friend steps in and helps her out with lodging and a job and I think Lizzie begins to feel that it will be okay but we all know that won't happen because that woudn't sell a book.

Is Lizzie prepared for what will come next and how will she handle it?

I loved the book, the storyline and the character. Sadly I have to wait until Spring 2013 for Unbreakable to come out. This is the second book in the series. I can't wait.

About Nancy:

Nancy Mehl, the author of 12 books, received an ACFW Carol Award in 2009 for her novel For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls. She has a background in social work and is a member of ACFW and RWA. She writes from her home in Wichita, Kansas, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their puggle, Watson. Visit her website at

To check out the rest of the tour please visit this link

What Big Eyes You Have

I am back with another layout made for Scrappin Studio. More details on the page and products here. Sorry for my super short post today. Do come back again as I have some pictures to share with you :)


Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox MEGAPHONE (July 22, 2012)

July 22, 2012



Cindy is taking a mini-break to write her new booklet about her 2008 campaign against Nancy Pelosi in SF called I Left My Marbles in San Francisco, so there will be no new show until August 5th, but our featured encore broadcast is with the attorney for Anwar al Awlaki's father who tried to enjoin the Obama administration from executing his son.

Now, Anwar al Awlaki and his 16 year old son have been executed by Obama's thugs in the skies over Yemen, so we suggest you listen to the show first broadcast in December of 2010:









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