Conservative book club?

Lori - posted on 03/09/2009 ( 41 moms have responded )

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Is there anywhere, or would anyone be interested in reading/discussing some "conservative" books?
I am currently reading "The 5000 Leap" , recommended by Glenn Beck and it is fascinating. I would love to talk about it with others.

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Traci - posted on 05/27/2009

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Me too. Right now I'm juggling that and New Deal or Raw Deal by Burton Fulsom, Jr....both great books!

Hope - posted on 05/27/2009

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I'll have to pick that up. I'm reading Liberty and Tyranny by Mark Levin. Very enlightening. He knows the Constitution!

Lori - posted on 05/19/2009

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Sorry I haven't posted on this subject in awhile but am working 3 jobs to help make ends meet. Needless to say, not much time for reading or posting on FB!

Traci - posted on 05/19/2009

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Quoting Caryn:

OBTW has anyone started reading "A Slobbering Love Affair"? I think it's Bernard Goldberg. I just love the title of that one, am dying to read it.



Yup, its great.  Terrifying, but great.  Funny reading about Chris Matthews' man crush on Obama lol



 

Jan - posted on 03/31/2009

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Quoting Lori:

Jan, I just love that profile pic! Is that Amy Sedaris?


Yes that IS Amy! I just love her and her brother David's writing. Good fun! 

Shelly - posted on 03/23/2009

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Lori I just ordered this book I'm just waiting for it to be delivered....I would love to discuss it after reading it!!

Jan - posted on 03/23/2009

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I just bought The Devil's Delusion! I'm so excited.....it punches a hole in the atheist theories of four different writers! I have to get the 5000 year Leap too.

Gina - posted on 03/22/2009

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I am halfway through the book. I was gone for the weekend, so I'll get started on it again!

Leslie - posted on 03/21/2009

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Bold Fresh by Bill O was awesome, I was so glad I made the time to read it, had me in stitches a couple of times 

Lori - posted on 03/20/2009

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No, not too late to start. Glad to have you reading the book. We are all moms, so I think we can all relate to how busy life gets. So, just comment as you read. Where is everyone else in the book?

Lauren - posted on 03/20/2009

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Is it too late to start?  How far along are you in the book?  Maybe I can get in on the next one. 



I really enjoyed Neil Boortz's book - Somebody's Gotta Say It



I have not read anything current in while.  This is a great way to get back into it. 

Shana - posted on 03/20/2009

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I know I'm jumping in a little late, but I would love this!  I'm going to stop by Barnes & Noble after work today and pick up the book!!

Lori - posted on 03/20/2009

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Exactly. The current administration seems determined to get government's hands into every aspect of life. That is definitely not what the Founders had in mind.

Gina - posted on 03/17/2009

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I just had to post this quote in the book (5000 year leap) which I think applies to today.



 "The Utopian schemes of leveling [re-distribution of the wealth and a community of goods [central ownership of the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impractical as those which vest all property in the Crown. [These ideas] are arbitrary, despotic, and, in our government, unconstitutional." 



That just sounds like Obamas plans, and they said that those lean more to the left which they called Tyranny.

Gina - posted on 03/17/2009

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That's not stupid to say that at all. I have a copy of the constitution, and George Washington himself said to say that it wasn't inspired by god is ridiculous. That's what's happened to us now, everyone is trying to take god out of everything.

Sonia - posted on 03/17/2009

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I've just started reading 5000 year leap...its good so far...you know this may sound dumb of me but I didn't know that our founding fathers believed the constitution to be inspired by God, just as the Bible. But it does make sense to me. There is a verse in the Bible I wish badly I could remember the reference but it is God warning His people to set up a government  to rule over them instead of God. Anyone know the scripture reference??? But anyway it got me to thinking that America has been blessed more than any other nation, could it be that the constitution was inspired by God?? God's way of returning the power back to His people?? I don't know, it's just a thought from someone who ponders these things from time to time.

Lori - posted on 03/17/2009

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I really love most of the teachers that my kids have had. But, I do think there has been great "dumbing down" of our schools. I am not sure that there are people who have intentionally done that, but once you start down the slippery slope, it is natural to lower the standards. This is sort of addressed, in a way, in the book. I think they forwarned of too large of centralized power. With the federal government being involved in public schools, I think the quality has lessened. Again, it is not the individual teachers' fault, it is the governmental standards. I think we have moved away from the basics and towards "values" teachings and "tolerance" teachings.

Lori - posted on 03/17/2009

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This book should be required reading. I think Glenn Beck said that Reagan said it should be required by all public school high schoolers, but that was scoffed at. Even basic Econ 101 should be required to graduate.

Gina - posted on 03/17/2009

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I'm sad to report, I still haven't gotten any further yet on the 5000 year leap. I ordered it online thinking it was a book, and it's an e book, and book on Cd. I have a harder time reading an e book. So hopefully I will buckle down and read it, or else I'm going to have to find an actual book I can relax with and read.



Also I have noticed that our founding fathers were so smart. It makes me wonder if our public school system has limited our society in our language, and our thinking capacities. I mean weren't they all basically homeschooled then, and their language was far superior to ours. Just a thought!

Cindy - posted on 03/17/2009

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Reading Basic Economincs by Thomas Sowell.  Very slow reading because it makes me so angry.  Should be required reading to hold public office and those dealing with OPM (other people's money).

Lori - posted on 03/17/2009

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It is amazing to me how much foresight the Founders had. The illustration of the eagle with 3 heads is very interesting and the spectrum of tyranny on the extreme left and anarchy on the extreme right. Also, discussion of how power corrupts and that is one of the reasons why we have the free market economic model. It seems like the ideas are SO applicable to today's situation. So many Americans don't know our history and don't know any history, thus doomed to repeat mistakes of the past.

Jenifer - posted on 03/16/2009

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I would love to join something like this! I have been a member for a few years now and always enjoy the material I get from them! They have a great deal of very insightful and informative literature - which is what I am always looking for! Especially when trying to raise my son RIGHT in a world thats gone wrong. :-)

Caryn - posted on 03/16/2009

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OBTW has anyone started reading "A Slobbering Love Affair"? I think it's Bernard Goldberg. I just love the title of that one, am dying to read it.

Caryn - posted on 03/16/2009

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Lindsay, I am so ADD I can't concentrate on spoken word recordings LOL! I miss half of Glenn Beck and Rush half the time because i get distracted. Hubby is really good at listening to books on tape though.

Lindsay - posted on 03/15/2009

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Im just starting Glenn Beck's book and then im going to read Ann Coulter's new one. 

Lindsay - posted on 03/15/2009

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Quoting Caryn:

Still trying to work my way through "Liberal Fascism". It's hard to find time to read since I have 4 kids and hubby wants me to hang with him after their bedtime.



I discovered books on CD are great.  I don't usually buy books unless i really like them so when we're busy i check out books on CD from the library and listen to them when im driving the kids to and from places. 

Karen - posted on 03/13/2009

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I'd love to, but I'm not sure if I could keep up with everyone else since I've got twin toddlers and I'm in school. Do you think it would be at a half price/used book store yet? I'd go check it out immediately if so. My time always runs out with library books lately, and I'm so worried that I'll forget to return a book on time. So, I haven't been to the library in a while! Thanks for the read suggestion!

Sonia - posted on 03/13/2009

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Ok I will go buy it this afternoon, is it the same book that comes with a study guide the making of America?? If it is I think it'd be neat to go through thte study guide as well...Not that I am trying to add homework or anything LOL..I mean the study guide for myself..

Lori - posted on 03/12/2009

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I think "5000", as that is what I started with and a few others have picked up. I am totally interested in the others as well after this one. I have not been a part of a book club before, so bear with me please. So, should we discuss it weekly, or every few days? The chapters are fairly short, but there's a lot to chew on, so how about 2-3 chapters a time?

Sonia - posted on 03/12/2009

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I would love to it sounds fun LOL but there are so many books mentioned here...was one particular booked settled on?? 5000 leap??

Kristina - posted on 03/11/2009

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I would love to. I am reading "Freedom to Facism" right now, but I am almost finished. I will pick it up this weekend.

Teresa - posted on 03/11/2009

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Quoting Lori:

Conservative book club?

Is there anywhere, or would anyone be interested in reading/discussing some "conservative" books?
I am currently reading "The 5000 Leap" , recommended by Glenn Beck and it is fascinating. I would love to talk about it with others.



I would love to, I will try to pick it up this weekend.  I have 2 boys that keep me very busy and I work FT, so not much time to read, but I never miss watching Glenn Beck at night.  I will try to catch up.

Jan - posted on 03/10/2009

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I'm game! I am into Atlas Shrugged which I read in High School but felt it was time to reread! Can we rally around one book and share? I will have to check into the 5000 Leap and am dying to read Liberal Fascism! I have the Case Against BO which hubby says is fantastic and How To Ruin the US by Ben Stein and Bold Fresh from Bill O.

I want to read Black Rednecks and White Liberals and other economic books by Thomas Sowell. Anyone read these yet? Worthy or not?

Lori - posted on 03/09/2009

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Awesome. I'm at about page 65. My attention is drifting, but now that I have some moms to discuss it with, I will pursue the goal! Oh, gotta go, "24" is on....

Gina - posted on 03/09/2009

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I just got the 5000 year leap today, so far it's pretty interesting. It just shows me how far our country has moved from our founding fathers ideas.

Caryn - posted on 03/09/2009

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Still trying to work my way through "Liberal Fascism". It's hard to find time to read since I have 4 kids and hubby wants me to hang with him after their bedtime.

Lori - posted on 03/09/2009

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It is basically about how the freedom that the Founding Fathers put into place while writing the Constitution and Bill of Rights, encouraged Americans and others to build things, explore science so that all of the technology, health advances, etc have developed in a much shorter time span than had we not had all the freedom. It looks at the basic thinking and reasons why the constitution was written the way it was. It is an excellent book so far and the Founding Fathers knew what would happen if people started looking for safety instead of liberty. It is amazing to see that what they said seems to be happening today...

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