07/22/10

The Overton Window – Book Review

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

The Overton Window

I loved this book, just loved it! Enough to go out and buy copies for my entire family… 8)

A thriller Cassandra would be proud of. Not only is Glenn Beck’s writing style perfect, he captures your attention on the first page. A must in my world since I typically read four or five books at the same time. My typical criteria is if it doesn’t capture my imagination in the first couple of paragraphs, the book goes by the wayside. You won’t have to worry about that with this book. In fact, the ending leaves it open for sequels and I can’t wait!

The plot is one that is based in reality and the current manipulation of our government and political structure.

A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped?

Don’t count on it, but the fight is just beginning. The Overton Window finds its roots in a political technique conceived in the 1990s I believe, by Joseph P. Overton. The term describes a “window” in the range of public reactions to ideas put forth by leaders, in a spectrum of all possible options on a particular issue. This window can be ‘nudged’ to visualize ideas and their acceptance by the public. As this window is nudged, these ideas become more acceptable.

A young man, Noah Gardner, is the hero of the story. His father just happens to be a George Sorros type and the chief villain of the story. Noah falls for Molly who is leading the resistance to save America from fascist elitists who want to basically turn the country into a controlled totalitarian state.

The book is full of action and twists as the plot takes you through a carefully planned set-up of the resistance, calculated to make them look like the enemy, when, just as now, the ones plotting death and destruction are the ones who plan to be around to pick up the pieces. Willing to sacrifice life, fortune and sacred honor, the resistance fighters risk all they have to prevent the complete fall of America.

Full of suspense and with a gripping plot, this book is captivating. It could be a window into the future or at least it gives you an idea of what could happen.

As our government grabs more and more power and the American people find themselves ruled over by arrogant, elitists who rule with an iron fist, this story becomes more and more plausible. Take a thrill ride and pick up a copy of The Overton Window. Now, one of my favorite books… I bet the White House, George Sorros and the Center for American Progress just hate this book – another reason to love it!

07/22/10

Links To Visit – 07/22/2010

American Thinker – Known Journolisters (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Arizona Republic – Profit beats principle in SB 1070 boycotts (Hat Tip: Ernest Garfield)

Sinners and Saints – Archive for the ‘SB 1070 Solution’ Category (Hat Tip: Ernest Garfield)

The Daily Caller – Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News (Hat Tip: Curtis Frantz)

examiner.com – Imagine if this were Tea Partiers

Glenn Beck – New flotilla — Audacity of Hope

Kenneth Timmerman – Washington Post’s ‘Secret America’ Has Intel in Uproar

examiner.com – Obama’s Injustice Department finally decides not to politicize something

Bob McCarty Writes – Missouri Senate Candidate Guilty of ‘Stealing Tea’

The New Editor – Paul Begala Finally Gets One Right

The New Editor – Salazar Invites Employees to Attend Blacks In Government National Training Conference

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07/22/10

Financial News Update – 07/22/2010

Asia’s Dr. Gloom: China’s Stocks Will Crash Soon (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Public Option Back on Table The bastards are trying to shove it through…

Global Banks Face $5 Trillion Credit Squeeze (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Unintended consequences of new finance law could snuff out credit, bond market (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

Is Obamacare fracturing? 150 House signatures already (Hat Tip: Jean Stoner)

The Tax Tsunami On The Horizon (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

GOLDMAN’S TOP ECONOMIST MAKES IT OFFICIAL: HERE COMES THE SECOND HALF SLOWDOWN

China Is Now Dangerously Dependent On Foreign Energy

Central Bankers to Prick Bubbles

Pelosi: Bush Tax Cuts “Did Not Create Jobs” And Should Be “Repealed”

The Natural Gas Man

Another warning sign of economic collapse emerges

Cap-and-Trade Bill Would Make Housing Less Affordable

Bush Tax Cuts Roil Democrats

Thousands protest drilling moratorium at rally

Morning Bell: The Obama Tax Tsunami is Here

United Nations Defends North Korean Health Care System

Harry Reid: ‘Auto Bailout Probably Saved Ford’

Alabama shoreline faces economic disaster without aid, say mayors (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Democrats Attack Small Business Owner for Speaking Out Against Obama’s Policies (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Let’s Lever Up (Again)! GM Buys a Subprime Lender for $3.5 Billion

Newt Gingrich: Obama Like a “Teenager with a Credit Card” (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Defense Crippling U.S. Budget

China: The US Is “Insolvent and Faces Bankruptcy” (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Penniless idiocy (Hat Tip: Brian B.)

Democrats propose the most useless spending cuts in history

More bailouts for Fannie and Freddie as they continue to fail

Congress Extends $34 Billion Jobless Benefits Package

Feinberg Said to Cite Companies on Payments to Execs

Index of U.S. Leading Economic Indicators Fell 0.2%

Purchases of U.S. Existing Homes Fell in June

Budget Cuts Force City To Stop Buying Toilet Paper

Regulators mull 5-year lobstering ban from MASS to NC

White House Backs Bill to Collect Employee Pay Information from Businesses, Establish Database

‘Tax Cuts’ Split Dems

Harry Reid: Auto Bailout Probably Saved FORD [?]

BAILOUT REACHES $3.7 TRILLION

Gov’t watchdogs: Mortgage program not working

New Jobless Claims Highest since February

Unemployment rate above 7% through Obama term

DEMOCRATS SHELVE CLIMATE BILL

City lays off firefighters, but buys $850,000 ‘water scuplture’

Credit card agreements unintelligible to 4 out of 5 adults

SurvivalBlog:

US financial system support up $700 billion in past year-watchdog. “Total US government financial system support seen at $3.7 trillion.” Yikes!

How to Upgrade an Old Phone into a Porsche

Why Are Banks Withholding Highend Repossessions Over $300,000 From the Market?

Raising Taxes to Combat Recession: The Ultimate Fiscal Folly

Stocks Drop as Bernanke Warns of Uncertain Economy

Firms Want to Rehire, Skilled Workers Scarce

Cities Rent Police, Janitors to Save Cash

Bernanke Must Appear Concerned, Not Desperate

China Cuts US Treasury Securities Holdings by $32.5 Billion