I Love Sarah Palin I Hate Sarah Palin

I Love Sarah Palin I Hate Sarah Palin

Best-selling author Ross Bernstein interviews and features upwards of 100 politicians, political pundits, media personalities, celebrities, reality TV stars and bloggers in order to chronicle the two polarizing sides of the former Alaskan ...

Author: Ross Bernstein

Publisher: Triumph Books (IL)

ISBN: 1600786294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 785

Presented in a unique reversible-book format, this is the ultimate chronicle of the public reaction to a certain former Alaskan governor who is famous or infamous, depending on who is speaking. Both sides of the Sarah Palin argument find strong and unabashedly-biased voices in the book, including quotes and interviews with fascinating figures that include Glenn Beck, Rudy Giuliani, and Mitt Romney in the pro-Palin camp, and Conan O’Brien, Maureen Dowd, and James Carville to balance the discussion in the anti-Palin camp. Functioning as two books in one, this account of the fans and critics of Sarah Palin shows that when it comes to controversial and highly-publicized political personalities, there is no fine line between love and hate.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Deer in the Headlights

Deer in the Headlights

Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad.

Author: Levi Johnston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451651676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 861

Levi Johnston—best known as Bristol Palin’s baby daddy and Sarah Palin’s favorite whipping boy—sets out to clear his name and, with any luck, end his run as Alaska’s most hated man. Promising hockey player and Governor Sarah Palin’s almost son-in-law, Levi Johnston was eighteen when Palin became the vice presidential nominee. His unique place as Bristol’s live-in boyfriend provided him a true insider’s view of what was going on behind closed doors at the Palin household. And how Sarah’s public views were often at odds with her home values. It makes it all the more curious that Sarah eventually turned her anger directly on Levi, after losing her ticket to the White House. After being bullied, lied about, and outspent in the courts when he attempted to bond with his new son, Tripp, Levi Johnston now is ready to set the record straight. Deer in the Headlights is a poignant, at times very funny, and fascinating tale of a boy thrust into the media spotlight and now figuring out how to be an adult and a dad. Johnston, ever honest, had a unique window into Palintology at a critical time; he sat in the family’s living room and paid attention. Not bitter and never petty, Johnston shares his story. As Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC so aptly put it: “I love that kid. He’s honest, he’s straightforward, he’s not embarrassed.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin

Despite his veneration for Palin, the conservative writer freely admits in his 2009
book that many people do not like her or her political views: Neither Palin nor the
people who love and hate her are going away. [Today] the Palinistas [Palin ...

Author: Michael V. Uschan

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781420507973

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 745

This volume traces the life of divisive political figure, Sarah Palin, and relates her childhood in rural Alaska, her interest in basketball and journalism as a teen and young adult, her devotion to her family and her faith, and her unusual entrance into politics. The focus is on Palin's role as a controversial figure as well as her ability to ignite conservative supporters through her charisma and fiery speeches. Topics covered include the 2008 vice-presidential campaign, Troopergate, the Tea Party Movement, and Palin's association with the 2011 Arizona shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction

Sarah Palin Rendezvous with Liberty

Sarah Palin Rendezvous with Liberty

Apparently, his credentials, honesty, or integrity can't be questioned like
Governor Palin's can. ... According to Belinda Luscombe in her Time Magazine
article, Why Some Women Hate Sarah Palin, offers the junior high gossip section
of Time ...

Author: Mark Nusbaum

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615793532

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

View: 501

Rendezvous with America The Unexpected Story.... In the political battlefield of 2008 where politicians were hiding under their desks and making sorry excuses for their overspending and irresponsible leadership, Sarah Palin took America by storm. Chronicling Governor Palin's life, Mark Nusbaum reveals the "real" Sarah Palin amidst the political turmoil unfolding around her. He describes in detail why her passion for individual liberty, limited government, and fiscal prudence is capturing American hearts and minds. To Democrats, "She is an existential threat" - Dick Morris To "business as usual" Republicans, she is their biggest nightmare. "Political figures like this don't come along very often. Republicans haven't seen anyone like Palin emerge from their ranks since Ronald Reagan...They've been starved for a leader with charisma and a knack for leadership. Now they have one." - Fred Barnes Weekly Standard It's a mistake to underestimate her... - Former President Bill Clinton Does She Have a Rendezvous with America? With masterful precision Mark Nusbaum weaves the ebb and flow of Governor Palin's 2008 campaign message into a platform of ideas that are destined to shape America's future. As she has spent her career fighting for and delivering transparency, accountability, limited government, and pro-growth economic policies for the citizens of Alaska, Sarah Palin is now on the edge of leading a movement to take America back from big government liberals. I watched the way she connected with people..., and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman... People connect to her." - Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer, Saturday Night Live "Now democrats have something to worry about!" - Howard Wolfson, Clinton Campaign Manager This book explains the impact Governor Palin's message and the choice Americans have in the days ahead.
Categories: Political Science

Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin

Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin

He was saying something like, “I hate Sarah's stance on the oil companies, but
we should vote for her because of her stance on social issues. Also, she'll select
judges we can live with. Do we want Tony Knowles doing that?” Unbelievably ...

Author: Frank Bailey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451654413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 540

This explosive, up-close view of Sarah Palin comes from an inner-circle confidant who shares surprising information about how Sarah dealt with staff and perceived “enemies,” and the discrepancy between what she said and what she did.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Framing Sarah Palin

Framing Sarah Palin

75 Like pop culture characters Gracie Hart or Elle Woods, Palin was a woman
who projected a confident femininity, without “whining” ... A similar framing of
Palin appeared in the Wall StreetJournal in early September: “Maybe Sarah Palin
from Wasilla is a lot closer to the ... They hate victimology,” as expressed by
Hillary Clinton or traditional feminism, but admired Palin's “grit, determination and

Author: Linda Beail

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415893367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 815

Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public—both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and Longworth analyze why she touches such a nerve with the American electorate. Why does she ignite such passionate loyalty – and such loathing? How did her candidacy mobilize new parts of the electorate? Using the notion of "framing" as a way of understanding political perception, the authors analyze the narratives told by and about Sarah Palin in the 2008 election – from beauty queen, maverick, faithful fundamentalist and post-feminist role model to pit bull hockey mom, frontier woman, and political outsider. They discuss where those frames are rooted historically in popular and political culture, why they were selected, and the ways that the frames resonated with the electorate. Framing Sarah Palin addresses the question of what the choice and perception of these frames tells us about the state of American politics, and about the status of American women in politics in particular. What do the debates engendered by these images of Palin say about the current roles and power available to women in American society? What are the implications of her experience for future candidates, particularly women candidates, in American politics?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Selling Sex with Sarah Palin

Selling Sex with Sarah Palin

Victor Hugo in Les Miserables I would like to thank Susan Boyle for helping me
end this book. Her spirit has assisted me. I began to hate what I was writing.
David Vitter, Sarah Palin, Larry Craig, these people are not news worthy. They
play no ...

Author: Thomas Chi

Publisher: Thomas Chi

ISBN: 9780980086287


Page: 324

View: 383


Sarah Palin S Biblical Interpretation

Sarah Palin   S Biblical Interpretation

There is a seemingly somewhat mythical person whom you either like or dislike.
... Some I must say, due to the Lady's (Ms. Sarah Palin's) heavy schedule and my
limited travel funds, I have not been able to hold as many interviews with her as I

Author: Joe Bishop

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453546130

Category: Fiction

Page: 105

View: 725

This Book is a continuation of the Intelligent Foolishness which was started in the first Book, Birds Speak-out, to make us laugh and have some fun. Upon recognizing the special physical visionary capabilities a Lady had for seeing the brightly colored Cupolas in the Russian Red Square from Alaska, and her special mental visionary ability to recall Biblical Scriptures instantaneously to help people with their problems, many persons began to contact her such as: Baseball Designated Hitters who want to see the Ball coming, Career Women who thought they were left-out-of-within-Wedlock-Pregnancies, failing Funeral Businesses; Cattlemen, Horsemen and Sheep Herders in the Old West; Medical Persons needing help to stop SARS, Influenza, H1N!, etc.; Farmers who wanted to increase their crop yields; Conquerors and Military Leaders requiring criteria as to whether they should destroy a town, city, etc. during war; help to solve the Worlds Food Shortage; etc. Mother Natures BatVirgle (combination of Bat, Virus and Eagle) followed the whirl-wind career of this Lady and aided in the tracking, recording and Biblical Scripture Interpretations regarding her deeds in order that you could witness and be entertained by this phenomenal person still living in the 2010 era..
Categories: Fiction

Female Force Sarah Palin the Sequel

Female Force  Sarah Palin the Sequel

'T ...

Author: Dan Rafter

Publisher: Bluewater Productions

ISBN: 9781450735315

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 883

Discusses, in graphic novel format, the former Vice-Presidential candidate's activities since losing the election in 2008.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

America by Heart

America by Heart

Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values—both national and spiritual-that have been such a ...

Author: Sarah Palin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062305930

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 134

In the fall of 2009, with the publication of her #1 national bestselling memoir, Sarah Palin had the privilege of meeting thousands of everyday Americans on her extraordinary 35-city book tour. Inspired by these encounters, her new book, America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag, celebrates the enduring strengths and virtues that have made this country great. Framed by her strong belief in the importance of family, faith, and patriotism, the book ranges widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, and reflects on the key values—both national and spiritual-that have been such a profound part of Governor Palin’s life and continue to inform her vision of America’s future. Written in her own refreshingly candid voice, America By Heart will include selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her-from the nation’s founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies. Here, too, are portraits of some of the extraordinary men and women she admires and who embody her deep love of country, her strong rootedness in faith, and her profound love and appreciation of family. She will also draw from personal experience to amplify these timely (and timeless) themes—themes that are sure to inspire her numerous fans and readers all across the country.
Categories: Political Science

The Joy of Hate

The Joy of Hate

crack about Sarah Palin that I don't like, because I like Palin and I don't like
Schultz. I create a mirror effect. I say to myself, What if instead of Schultz and
Palin, it's Rush and Garofalo? If I don't care about Rush's opinion of a silly lefty,
then I ...

Author: Greg Gutfeld

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 9780307986979

Category: Humor

Page: 256

View: 599

From the irreverent star of Fox News’s Red Eye and The Five, hilarious observations on the manufactured outrage of an oversensitive, wussified culture. Greg Gutfeld hates artificial tolerance. At the root of every single major political conflict is the annoying coddling Americans must endure of these harebrained liberal hypocrisies. In fact, most of the time liberals uses the mantle of tolerance as a guise for their pathetic intolerance. And what we really need is smart intolerance, or as Gutfeld reminds us, what we used to call common sense. The Joy of Hate tackles this conundrum head on--replacing the idiocy of open-mindness with a shrewd judgmentalism that rejects stupid ideas, notions, and people. With countless examples grabbed from the headlines, Gutfeld provides readers with the enormous tally of what pisses us all off. For example: - The double standard: You can make fun of Christians, but God forbid Muslims. It's okay to call a woman any name imaginable, as long as she's a Republican. And no problem if you're a bigot, as long as you're politically correct about it. - The demonizing of the Tea Party and romanticizing of the Occupy Wall Streeters. - The media who are always offended (see MSNBC lineup) - How critics of Obamacare or illegal immigration are somehow immediately labeled racists. - The endless debate over the Ground Zero Mosque (which Gutfeld planned to open a Muslim gay bar next to). - As well as pretentious music criticism, slow-moving ceiling fans, and snotty restaurant hostesses. Funny and sarcastic to the point of being mean (but in a nice way), The Joy of Hate points out the true jerks in this society and tells them all off. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Humor

America S Irresistible Attraction

America   S Irresistible Attraction

Levi was said to be seeking Sarah Palin's former job as mayor of Wasilla in
Alaska. “Sarah Palin's appeal lies in her very polarizing figure – people love her
or hate her – and as a politician she demonstrates a rare flair for going after the ...

Author: John S. Dinga

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426961250

Category: Humor

Page: 556

View: 597

Part travelogue and part memoire, John S. Dingas newest book is a sequel to Navigating the Contradictions of America and explores disparities between Americas past and present, from the perspective of an immigrant. Featuring characters both real and fictional, Dinga shares his observations about the realities of making a new life in a new country, with an occasional flashback to the former home. The desire to immigrate to America is one shared by people all over the world, people who are often unaware of what it takes to thrive in a competitive, capitalist world where nothing is the same as before. Settling down in a new environment and navigating the politics and stresses of finding a job are just two of the aspects of culture shock a new immigrant will face. Expectations and responsibilities from those back home also add to the new immigrants challenges, and Dinga offers his suggestions on how to thrive under those stresses as well. He speaks not only to the potential immigrant but to those officials in power on either side of the process as well. Learning to make the right choices when presented with so many options is another life lesson addressed. The American society, freedoms, choices, and government are envied in many corners of the world, and Dinga explores how that perception influences the decision to start the journey. People need to know that living in America has its challengeschallenges not often imagined when the desire to immigrate pushes them to cross deserts, oceans, and unfriendly skies.
Categories: Humor

The Believing Brain

The Believing Brain

If you are a liberal, I predict that you read the New York Times, listen to
progressive talk radio, watch CNN, hate George W. Bush and loathe Sarah Palin,
adore Al Gore and revere Barack Obama, are pro-choice, anti-gun, adhere to the

Author: Michael Shermer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429972610

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 549

The Believing Brain is bestselling author Michael Shermer's comprehensive and provocative theory on how beliefs are born, formed, reinforced, challenged, changed, and extinguished. In this work synthesizing thirty years of research, psychologist, historian of science, and the world's best-known skeptic Michael Shermer upends the traditional thinking about how humans form beliefs about the world. Simply put, beliefs come first and explanations for beliefs follow. The brain, Shermer argues, is a belief engine. From sensory data flowing in through the senses, the brain naturally begins to look for and find patterns, and then infuses those patterns with meaning. Our brains connect the dots of our world into meaningful patterns that explain why things happen, and these patterns become beliefs. Once beliefs are formed the brain begins to look for and find confirmatory evidence in support of those beliefs, which accelerates the process of reinforcing them, and round and round the process goes in a positive-feedback loop of belief confirmation. Shermer outlines the numerous cognitive tools our brains engage to reinforce our beliefs as truths. Interlaced with his theory of belief, Shermer provides countless real-world examples of how this process operates, from politics, economics, and religion to conspiracy theories, the supernatural, and the paranormal. Ultimately, he demonstrates why science is the best tool ever devised to determine whether or not a belief matches reality.
Categories: Psychology

Average Doug

Average Doug

In “Enemy of My Enemy,” he bashes Governor Sarah Palin and says, “Right-wing
conservatives are showing support for affirmative action by supporting Governor
Palin. ... I like Governor Palin because of what she stands for. ... Columnist Peggy
Noonan is a member of this group of conservatives who hate conservatives.

Author: Doug Kammerer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440189524

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

View: 813

Average Doug is a compilation of an ordinary American citizen's views about the state of America today and how politics, government, and our society play a key role in determining the future of our great country. Ever since he was young, Doug Kammerer has followed American politics and current events. As a volunteer with several conservative political campaigns encompassing presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial races, Kammerer gained an insider's glimpse into the intricacies of our political system and shares his insight on why he feels our country is headed in the wrong direction today. While explaining his views on the Fairness Doctrine, government bailouts, and socialism, Kammerer also discusses why he thinks the judicial branch is now starting to take over more in deciding the role of Americans and weighs all the reasons why he feels conservatives should once again learn to adhere to their principles. Kammerer includes his thoughts on our current society including the ways society is regarding bad behavior and what he would like to communicate to such organizations as NOW and GLAAD. With a great pride for his country, Kammerer provides an intriguing collection of personal opinions sure to spark lively discussions among conservatives and liberals alike.
Categories: Political Science

Venting Somebody Had to Say It

Venting  Somebody Had to Say It

Video games are here to stay enjoy the good ones. Ponder: What ever happened
to Oregon's list of seven hundred ... Helping others actually will make you feel
better. Ponder: Does the elitist media hate Sarah Palin because she is more like

Author: Harry Webster

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557454228

Category: Humor

Page: 284

View: 706

If you are a Tea Party Supporter, a Baby Boomer, or a Grass Root Independent, you will find Venting, amusing, and thought provoking. Venting is a book of over two hundred and fifty short topics about real life observations. Topics such as; American haters, Bailouts, Celebrity rehab, Common sense, Christmas attacks, Death penalty, Fear, Immigration, Old farts, Rednecks, Sanctuary cities, Stupid lawsuits, Stop or I’ll shoot, Tasers, and Obama overload. Venting was written by someone, perhaps like you, who doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry about today’s society. This book is for the average American who loves their family, loves their country and questions the path our society is on. Some topics will make you laugh, smile, and think. Some topics will make you shake your head. Some actually make common sense. All in all, an enjoyable read. Be careful, for this book could start you Venting!!!!!
Categories: Humor

How the Government Got in Your Backyard

How the Government Got in Your Backyard

Sarah Palin counters that global warming is due to “natural, cyclical
environmental trends. ... Ifwe don't like Democrats generally or Al Gore
specifically, global warming must be a big hoax intended to allow big government
to gain control over ...

Author: Jeff Gillman

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604692914

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 558

Biotechnology—the future or a genetic time bomb? Renewable fuels—the key to cleaner air or just corporate welfare? Greenhouse gasses—baking the earth to death or just a needless worry? Plant patents—improving gardens and farms or just profiteering? When you stop to think about it, the government has its hand in every important environmental issue. And with the left and the right raucously disagreeing about whether the government’s policies are for good or for evil, it’s impossible for a concerned citizen to know what to think. How the Government Got in Your Backyard distills the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. By clearly representing what the left says, what the right says, what the science is, and what the facts are, Gillman and Heberlig don’t set out to provide the answer—they light the path so concerned citizens can uncover their own true and informed opinion. In this season of political discontent, the unbiased truth about environmental policies—free of political agendas—is as refreshing as it is fascinating. How the Government Got in Your Backyard is not for Republicans or Democrats, liberals or conservatives. It’s for anyone who is ready to get to the bottom line.
Categories: Political Science

Common Nonsense

Common Nonsense

As I had initially suspected, this word, just like Sarah Palin's “refudiate,” does not
exist in any dictionary, English or otherwise, ... Let me confess and say that one of
the reasons I hated it so much was that I always believed it was one of the ...

Author: Kabembo Chinku

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479708420

Category: Humor

Page: 271

View: 378

Its almost a universal phenomenon. Nobody knows when, how, and why it started, but society somehow allows their political leaders to get away with nearly anything, up to and including murder- at least in many countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. Here in these United States of America, no one is suggesting (at least not me) that our political leaders are guilty of committing murders. To the extent that anybody can accuse them of such, its their enacting of lax gun laws at the behest of the NRA. Thanks to these laws, anyone applying for a permit to buy an automatic assault weapon is no more subjected to rigorous background check than they are buying candy. By this and this alone, U.S. politicians are partly to blame in the deaths of innocent people. Anyway, this book is not about murders or guns. In a way though, its about death- the death of reason and sense in politics. Its about some insidious behavior that politicians get away with. Society itself is to blame for tacitly permitting politicians to engage in such a behavior. So here in the United States, as is the case everywhere, politicians get away with too much: Corruption; lying or showing a disdain for facts; being lazy; stealing; and cheating on their spouses. We also allow them to make promises that they cant possibly keep- or never keeping promises that they can easily keep. We have put the bar for tolerable behaviors, or conduct expected of our leaders, very low. We have reached a stage where the moral code of our politicians is on par with, if not worse than, that of criminals. Well, this author decided to draw a line, a red line, if you want to be dramatic, on dumbassedness- or rather- on the dumb things that the people we look up to in society, especially our political leaders, say. They can get away with lying, being corrupt, etc., but they will not be let off so easily for saying things that are decidedly dumb. Just as Iran will hear from Israel and the U.S. if its nuclear (or as George W. Bush would say, nucular) ambitions crosses Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahus somewhat arbitrary red line, politicians here will hear from me if and when they cross my own arbitrarily laid dumbassedness red line. Like most citizens, Ill tolerate- barely- such maladapted behaviors of our politicians as corruption, cheating, infidelity, lying, not keeping campaign promises, etc., but not dumbassedness. This is what this book is about. This authors blood boils when he hears these stupid politicians, like Indianas U.S. Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock say such things as, A woman being raped and conceiving as a result, is in Gods grand scheme of things. That is, God wanted it that way, and therefore that the victim shouldnt be allowed to terminate such a pregnancy. Unlike most books, this is not one long, continuous story. One need not necessarily start reading from page one or chapter one successively to the last. One can jump around, or even begin with the last chapter. Every chapter is a stand-alone chapter. There is no continuity to worry about if you decide to read the book in a sort of haphazard manner. Youre going to encounter unbelievable dumbassedness of our politicians on every page.Politicians and other leaders of society may get away with having the morals and ethics of alley cats, but Ill be damned if Ill let them get away with the immaturity of pre-adolescents and the dumbassedness of a jackass. This is my raison detre, or if you want to be "religious" about it, its my calling.Let me add that had my sense of self-preservation not been so heightened, Id have moved to Russia to take on Emperor Vladimir Putin.But I dont like having Polonium-210 as part of my diet. Thank you and enjoy. Kabembo Chinku.
Categories: Humor

A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

A Conservative Walks Into a Bar

..Itis justthatpeople, usually conservatives, havedecided that if you don't like
Sarah Palin, you area liberal (Sagal 2010). This is likely because
inourideological incubation, the politically attentive publicsquatsin a defensive
crouch about their ...

Author: A. Dagnes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137270344

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 269

This book examines why there are so few conservative political satirists today and explores the consequences of this imbalance.
Categories: Political Science

The Palin Effect

The Palin Effect

And finally, there was Sarah Palin, the first woman on a Republican national
ticket. She was fortyfour ... Itseemed liketheultimate repudiationofthe '
MommyWars' ofthe 1980s; yes,youcan have afamily andbea national
politicalfigure aswell.

Author: Shana Pearlman

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 9781849543033

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 532

A US presidential election is, quite simply, the greatest show on Earth. In the battle to occupy the most important seat in the world, in which power can be bought and sold, forces on either side hoodwink the public and claim their political victims. Witness the age of the Palin Effect. An extraordinary exposé of the political depravities and media proliferated inequalities of the entire electoral process, The Palin Effect sheds light on an ugly phase of American politics hell bent on slander and spurious belittling. Revealing an increasingly greedy war based on class, sex and money, former Fox News and BBC journalist Shana Pearlman looks at what motivates the protagonists in the electoral circus - the media, the people, the money, the candidates themselves - and wonders how free this star-spangled land really is.
Categories: Political Science

How to Be Sick

How to Be Sick

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Sarah Palin became a good example of
a person who bothered me who could ... First, recognizing that my reaction to her
—“I don't like this about her”; “I don't like that about her”—was a great source of ...

Author: Toni Bernhard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780861719266

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

View: 663

This life-affirming, instructive, and thoroughly inspiring book is a must-read for anyone who is - or who might one day be - sick. It can also be the perfect gift of guidance, encouragement, and uplifting inspiration to family, friends, and loved ones struggling with the many terrifying or disheartening life changes that come so close on the heels of a diagnosis of a chronic condition or life-threatening illness. Authentic and graceful, How to be Sick reminds us of our endless inner freedom, even under high degrees of suffering and pain. The author - who became ill while a university law professor in the prime of her career - tells the reader how she got sick and, to her and her partner's bewilderment, stayed that way. Toni had been a longtime meditator, going on long meditation retreats and spending many hours rigorously practicing, but soon discovered that she simply could no longer engage in those difficult and taxing forms. She had to learn ways to make "being sick" the heart of her spiritual practice - and through truly learning how to be sick, she learned how, even with many physical and energetic limitations, to live a life of equanimity, compassion, and joy. And whether we ourselves are ill or not, we can learn these vital arts from Bernhard's generous wisdom in How to Be Sick.
Categories: Philosophy