Ling glee as the post 911 world of politics ad become my insomniac obsession and I was in need of not only some rhetorical weaponry but an insightful informed take on what I knew in my bones as so many of us lefties new or abiding did know and were right about all along was a shitshow non pareil I trusted Al Franken then as now for The Problem of the Puer Aeternus (Studies in Jungian Psychology by Jungian Analysts, 87) his witis The Art of Not Breathing humoris sense of the absurd and patently obvious He s not only a Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery humorist but an educated tasteful sober observer of the scene It s beyond cliche to talk aboutow comedians are truth seekers in disguise as funny monkeys and so I won t or will at least try to avoid saying this about Mister FrankenNo Al s gotthe A Peoples Tragedy human touch dignity authenticity and even a certain kind of silly nobility inis bones Not only does e know what e wants to say but Deadly Fallout (Red Stone Security, how to say it what the goons ll yammer about it and why it might not only be truth to power but proper policy for an earnest statesman At this point I d like to mention that poetic minded as I am Iave never interpreted the phrase truth to power in the literal sense of bending the ear of the Akshyay Mulberry Vol.One high and mighty so much as a mode of speech in which the truth is made active illuminated vivid in a word irreducible That s part of what Al s got And so I was tickled all kinds of pink whene was FINALLY elected Senator of the great state of Minnesota He beat out a stuffy affluent shmuck who tried to wear Como Abrir Mentes Fechadas him down by constantly recalling and thereby prolonging a truly close election probably tacitlyoping that an exhuasted Al would concede He didn t Good for Devils Gate him and good for usAnyway there is a uality to this book which is dated Taking swipes at Bill O Reilly and Coulter and the bunch doesn tave the same oomph it did back when there were still relatively important Fox blowhards twisting the national discourse smearing ostensibly interesting and complex kitchen table debates with well liesand damned liesand innuendoand green fog of self righteousness and persecuted self pity Luckily these yahoos burned out on their own gluey corruption and The Old Myers Place (Halloween, hypocrisy which was of course bound toappen some day just not as far along as it took I still think you can divvy up the GOP field between the archetypes represented by Billo and Hannity Hannity is the purist the innocent the foot soldier the ignorant true believer who would take a bullet for Witcheskin his master Hannity used to smoke cigars this is true now ande enjoyed this lesiurely activity until one day Jack Glass his tiny son came up toim and asked im why daddy smokes those smelly things aren t they bad for
You Ol Hannity Couldn Ol Hannity couldn take it He took one look at the stogie and the other at is lil tyke and chucked it forever As a longtime smoker I can appreciate the gesture But you know what IN the grand scheme of things an eually appropriate answer would be to say you know what kid Daddy s Me Write Book had aard day of payin the bills Don t you Cosmological Enigmas have someomework to do or something and that would be thatAnother case one day At Hells Gate head a couple of working girls from the Moonlight Bunny Ranch on with their portly patron Dennis Hoff The girls explained the general Heffner line about America being Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, hung up about sex it s just a job yes weave relationships outside of work etc Hannity couldn t believe it He uoted Psalms but what does it profit a man to gain the whole world but lose is SOUL The bunnies just looked at im blinking It was an odd momentCompare this with O Reilly s indiscretions calling up Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, his employee and not only verbally fantasizing abouter to Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society her face but remarking onow On the First Night of Christmas heappened to be following suit in the privacy of P.S. Im Pregnant his bedroom if you catch my drift Falafel the list goes onJust look at this years race for the GOP nominationthe point being that the GOP can beelpfully divided up between sleazy oppotunistic Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, hypocrites who preach family values and of course get caught with their 20 something campaign staffers becoming their third wives blahblahblah and psychotic purists who buy the party line to the nervous systemAnyway it s this kind of stuff which reading Alas inspired in me take it for what you willI actually was able to meet someone who worked for Cult Science Fiction Films him an auxiliary member of the grinning Team Franken in the back pages ande Crime and Punishment happily reported that Alas Sailor Moon Episode Lists his down sides like anyone else but was an essentially decentardworking and conscientious boss Good to earAnyway this book wouldn t really do much than further any interested parties in their desire to learn get a bit of perspective and enjoy the process while they re at it Not a bad accomplishment all things considered Viva E world He's even watched Fox News A lot And in this fair and balanced report Al bravely exposes them all for what they are liars Lying lying liar.
Al Franken ó 3 free downloadThis very funny but extremely serious book goes after the deliberate falsehoods perpetrated by the right wing on liberalsAs you may know the Fox Network went after Franken for trademark infringement because Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, he used the phrase fair and balanced The judge threw out the suit as completely ludicrous and made several trenchant comments about the inability of the Fox executives to recognize satire when they saw itHarvard University gave Franken a fellowship to basically do whatevere wanted but demurred at Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 his idea ofaving Harvard students write Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version his son s college application Franken finallyit upon the idea of Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity having a group of students do research foris book They bought the ideaHis first target is Ann Coulter author of Scandal Franken methodically picks apart The Doughboys her book revealing it for the inaccurate if not disingenuous piece of nonsense it is He also showsow she 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] has blatantly lied about things Her Connecticut driver s license showser birth date as 1961 Futurity her Washington DL says I actually listened to Al Franken read this on Audio CD and I loved it The advantageere is that Al plays all the uotes by the people Ouija in Suburbia he s bashing with a little context ande Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism himself is just very funnyow Lenora he readsI know the subtitle s supposed to be a joke but this book is WAY MORE fair and balanced than anything by bona fide Ass Holes capitalized like Bill O Reilly and Ann Coulter they are the Zeus and Hera of assholes This book exposes them and all their logical fallacies for what they really are Racist Elitist and Deviant I don t think it s a good book for converting far righters but it makes a lot of good logical points It s alsoeart felt and apolitical at points something Bill O Reilly can t ever accomplish Franken as a uasi Socratic disingenuousness It s not uite that
he claims ignorance while exposing the ignorance of others What Franken claims isclaims ignorance while exposing the ignorance of others What Franken claims is e s a comedian in contrast with the apparently serious political commentators Desire Sensibility he skewers Ande really is funny And sharp I laughed out loud at Loving America the Al Franken Way a grab bag of facets of America rated on a goodbadweird scale But often Franken sounds deadly serious In the same chapter responding to the claim that liberals train our children to criticize America not celebrate it e says To a four year old everything Mommy does is wonderful and anyone who criticizes Mommy is bad Grown up love means actually understanding what you love taking the good with the bad and elping your loved one grow It s a good point And it is funny sort of that Franken s target in this case Sean Hannity seems to miss it After a while though the seriousness seeps through I found some of the later chapters sad or discouraging and funny at the same time He s The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green his own straight man and it works I would recommend this book to intellectual conservatives so that they simplyave ammo to disassociate themselves from the neo cons I actually respect true conservative thought and this administration was not it At all And Franken gives a funny sometimes enraging flogging of the neo con mediaIt s a great book I think The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice however it preaches to the choir since the person who would read this is a liberal to begin with in the first placeAnde DESTROYS Ann Coulter and Bill O Reillythis in and of itself are good things Why I love this book 1 Definitely one of the funniest book titles I ve ever seen2 Remember when for years after 911 so many media and entertainment figures Practicing History held themselves back from criticizing Bush administration Al broke the silence uite a bit with this book which was basically a bullshit cryeard round the country After that it seemed to be way ok for others to start speaking out You may think e s too moderate but e s pretty clever at calling bullshit on the right3 There was some really Some Thing Black hilarious controversy surrounding this book when it came out Bill O Reilly got in a fight with Al over this book in aeated exchange at a major Book Expo The details of this fight are McClellans Other Story hilarious Also Fox tried to SUEim for using the fair and balanced phrase in Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? his subtitle Whatappened is the judge told the Fox representatives in court that the were full of shit and in over their Leonardo da Vinci heads and the case was I think literally laughed out of court4 His sense ofumor is very uniue 05 stars Okay this one was entirely my fault After reading and Enkätboken hating Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot I was still somehow drawn to open up and read this book Big mistake and I freely admit it As for a review of the book my best summary would be blah blah joke that isn t funny blahhalf truthblaho. Al Franken one of America's savviest satiristsas been studying the rhetoric of the Right He as listened to their cries of 'slander' 'bias' and. Ut of context uoteblah blahpolitical attack without evidential or even logical basisblah blah blahsay the same thing ten different ways none of them rightblah blah blah mean spirited bomb throwingblah blah still jokes that aren t funnyblah blah blahthe end All that said if the book ad been funny I would Play Me, Im Yours have looked past the flaws as I don t look to Al Franken for political insight However when you waste my time AND are boring all of the other flaws jump off the page at me In a wordOUCH I ve been a registered Democrat sinceigh school and many of my values
Are Liberal But This Was Awful Thisliberal but this was awful This is an example of atrocious Health at Every Size holier than thou thinking withumor that is meaner than it is funny and blind where it should be practical It s propaganda for people who already believe the cause and contributes nothing to discussion It s every bit as spiteful and unreasonable to its opposition as the vilified super conservatives It makes me wonder if people like Franken and Ann Coulter aren t in this for money as championship of polar values gets them easy praise and tons of cash I found the epilogue about the Democrats taking Congress and righting all the wrongs of the country to be the most amusing part of the book When we actually saw The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy how little the Democratic Congress which Ielped with my vote into office did it was like one final nail Polvere alla polvere heavier than all the others driven through this paperback Now that they control the presidency and bothouses of Congress with Franken in their company maybe some of Wyoming Triple Heat his righteous prophecy can come true Until then do yourself a favor and pick up an informative book like Cobra II or All The Shah s Men instead books intended to give you information so you can form your own opinions Mean spiritedumor meant to demean those we disagree with only An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery hurts national discourse no matter which other is being attacked Grown up love means actually understanding what you love taking the good with the bad andelping your loved one grow Al Franken Lies the Lying Liars Who Tell Them A Fair Balanced Look at the Right45 starsI guess one s enjoyment of this depends on Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy how much they like Al FrankenThis was the first book I ve read byim and I found it to be a warm ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე human and utterlyilarious read Al takes on FOX News in this this book in particular Bill O ReillyThis book I, Claudius has a very interesting back story as supposedly Fox News sued Franken in court over the words Fair and Balanced which I find to be utterlyysterical And yes it is discussed in the book I suppose I can see why conservatives might get pissed off at this book but even if you re not an ultra liberal this does make for fun reading Franken brings up a lot of things that are really on point George Bush was president when this came out Franken brings Six Thinking Hats his wit through the book to be sure but the thing is lots of stuff in this book make so much sense I lovedis Lawyer and the waitress storyI personally love reading political nonfiction books to get all viewpoints and I Chicken Soup for the Soul happen to be a fan of Franken If you are seeking a good political Non Fiction book this is a great one AND there is nothing about Trump becausee was a long way from being president when this came out Sighresisting the urge to say something Snarky about nowWhatever your views on Franken Misbehaving he is not and neveras been boring And Blooming Red he just makes one laugh while at the same time making you think I would give this 45 stars Highly recommended I don tave many five star books on my list this one made the cut because I laughed and laughed and laughed often out loud Thinking back other books Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, have made me chuckle or smile but I can t remember any other book just tickling my funny bone like this one Al Franken is clever bute s not this funny in person Team Franken discussions with God exposing the lies of famous conservatives and particularly the field trip to Bob
University all material What s Franken is smart enlightened and knows Forensic Science his stuff No wondere s running for Senateand all the satisfying that The Penguin History of Early India he s going foris old friend Paul Wellstone s seatI couldn t muster big stars for the follow up The Truth The Truth was Exploring with Frémont harditting and bitter I enjoyed it I learned from it I share Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out his bitterness but it was missing the playful touch that made Lies such a great read Iate to bring a Beauty and the Beast (Demon Tales, heavyand to a snowball fight but this book is actually important to me You know The Secret Life of Callie McGuire how some books act as landmarks in your life either as a reader or as an acutal liver of the world outside the window and the page This is one of mineI bought it years ago with tremb. Even 'treason' Heas examined the Bush administration's policies of suandering our surplus ravaging the environment and alienating the rest of th.jones university all