Good Reads of 2014

This past year, I wanted to read more books. I’m proud to say I fulfilled this resolution!

It’s difficult to find time for this pastime as life becomes demanding and being a young adult incurs lots of responsibilities. Thanks to the application Goodreads, I was able to track all the books I read this past year.

Here are the ten books I read in 2014:

  1. Going Rogue by Sarah Palin
  2. The Tyranny of Cliches: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas by Jonah Goldberg
  3. Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide into Socialism by Jim DeMint
  4. Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 by Marcus Luttrell
  5. God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Valuesby Todd Starnes
  6. Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You by Greg Gutfeld
  7. Let Me Be Clear: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials, and One Woman’s Case for Hope by Katie Kieffer
  8. Bullies by Ben Shapiro
  9. Crapitalism: Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars by Jason Mattera
  10. If You Really Loved Me: 101 Questions on Dating, Relationships, and Sexual Purity by Jason Evert

I hope to double the amount of books next year! What did you enjoy reading this year? Weigh in below!

Happy New Year!

Bye, Bye Barney: How Bittersweet…The Best of Barney Frank

Congressional Portrait, Congressman Barney Frank

Today, America learned that beloved Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) is retiring from Congress next year.

Here’s the gist from Fox News:

Longtime Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., will announce Monday he is not seeking re-election, holding an afternoon press conference in Newton, Mass., to offer details behind his decision.

The 16-term lawmaker, whose name is emblazoned on the banking reform law that passed Congress last year, had long been rumored to be ready for retirement. He was previously chairman of the House Financial Services Committee but is now ranking member since Democrats lost the majority in the 2010 midterm election.

 The Dodd-Frank law, a contentious set of provisions that Republicans say add layers of regulatory burdens without preventing potential future meltdowns, was made in response to the near collapse of the banking industry in 2008. Among other actions, it created a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to oversee access to banking products and required listing ratios of executive pay to median employee salaries.
Who could forget this gem of a moment of him farting live on The Rachel Maddow Show?
Or this ambush interview by Jason Mattera?
AND…this delightful rendition of “Dancing Queen”  by Paul Shanklin of The Rush Limbaugh Show?

Barney and his wayward ways will be missed.

Who will fill the void and take this spot? I guess time will tell…

Feckless Boy Levi Johnston Embarrasses Men With New Book

From Landmark Report on May 15th, 2011: 

Christina Hoff Summers stresses the need for strong men with the following quote:

“We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world.”

Feminists want to abolish patriarchy in exchange for total female domination as retribution for “many years of oppression.” Additionally, culture has capitalized on wimpy boobs and oversexed males to sell products while undermining fathers, husbands, and providers. Although this problem is deeply rooted in many factors, the latest perpetrator against the male sex is one of its own, albeit inept, members: Levi Johnston.

Levi Johnston recently unveiled the cover of his book, Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin’s Crosshairs, slated for release on September 27th, 2011. This tell-all tripe details how the opportunist was “exploited” by the Palin family.

Amazon provides a description of the book below:

Levi Johnston sets out to clear his name, shed light on the Palins, and take us all up to Wasilla to see what it is like to grow up in Alaska.

The cover epitomizes the danger with effeminacy in males today. Men have become weak, incompetent beings that beckon no respect from society. For one thing, Johnston looks like a goose-stepping fool caught in a criminal act.  It evidences that boys are willing to degrade themselves for attention in lieu of  upholding manliness.

What man would jeopardize their virility in exchange for joining the new castrati males club?

21-year-old Levi Johnston is no stranger to glitz and media attention. The narcissist impregnated Bristol Palin, later became a father to their child Tripp, and left her to raise the boy alone. After his failed relationship with Bristol Palin, Johnston went on an anti-Palin bashing spree, hung out with crass comedian Kathy Griffin, and shamelessly posed nude for PlayGirl magazine. Now, he is living off of  his notorious “achievements”. Not exactly the venerable route for an American male.

The question beckons: where are Mr. Johnston’s parents?

Young adult males need the guidance of their parents in order to avoid becoming leeches like Levi Johnston.  A father teaches his son how to fend for himself, how to be a man, how to respect others, and how to avoid falling prey to effeminacy. Additionally, a strong maternal influence on a young adult male will ensure his respect for women, his observance of chivalry, and his self-respect. Sadly, Mr. Johnston’s parents are failures because they raised an incompetent, low-life jerk who spreads the seed, breaks girls’ hearts, and reluctantly adds more to his 15 minutes of fame.

Doug Giles wrote the following about the problem with emasculate men in a 2004 column:

Parent, if you have a young son and you want him to grow up to be a man, then you need to keep him away from pop culture, public school and a lot of Nancy Boy churches. If metrosexual pop culture, feminized public schools and the effeminate branches of evanjellycalism lay their sissy hands on him, you can kiss his masculinity good-bye—because they will morph him into a dandy.

It should come as no surprise if Levi Johnston ends up on Celebrity Rehab or in jail.

Nevertheless, there is hope for Generation Y with several guys that are moving America in the right direction. HUMAN EVENTS editor and Obama Zombies author Jason Mattera is on the forefront combating liberals by speaking on college campuses and at media outlets nationwide. Similarly, ACORN nutcracker and journalist James O’Keefe is exposing liars and cheats, and has arguably done more to save the American taxpayer money than our elected officials. While Mattera and O’Keefe are the most recognizable examples, there are plenty of young men in the Conservative Movement that are working tirelessly to save America instead of twiddling their thumbs, drawing unwanted attention to themselves, and destroying their manhood.

Our nation cannot afford to have guys like Mr. Johnston making important decisions. He is an example of what the Obama Administration wants in young adult males: feckless wimps unable to function properly. In order to prevent more Levi Johnston’s from emerging, parents need to raise their boys right, teach them practical skills, and be pivotal figures in their lives.

“Top Young Con of the Week” Premiere with John Howting

January 3rd, 2011, marked the premiere of the “Top Young Con of the Week” segment on The Rick Amato Show. The Conservative Movement beckons for fresh, intelligent faces. We here at The Rick Amato Show see the importance of promoting young conservatives.

As the producer of the segment, I am responsible for getting activists to appear on the show.

This segment is largely inspired by the efforts of The Young Cons of Dartmouth College. Josh Riddle and Dave Rufful, basketball stars and editors of The Dartmouth Review, triggered a correspondent movement with their viral video, “Young Con Anthem.” Hence, the namesake title of the segment.

Our first guest was John Howting, a senior at Miami University in Ohio. He is the President of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) chapter there, and is a former intern at Human Events. Through his activism, he has brought Jason Mattera, Bill Kristol, Karl Rove, and many other conservative speakers. Additionally, he operates the WMSR Redhawk Radio program, “The World According to John and Tom.” Activists like John bring that spark and originality needed in the Conservative Movement.

The “Top Young Con of the Week” segment will air each Monday. Be sure to listen to the show on January 10th, 2011, when we welcome The Young Cons of Dartmouth College!