Thursday, September 27, 2007

Terrorist leader invites Rosie O'Donnell to join team

It must be an ego blow that ratings for "The View" have gone up since she's left, but a new chapter in Rosie O'Donnell's post-Barbara Walters life may be about to begin. According to Aaron Klein, a senior terrorist invited O'Donnell to join them in the Middle East as a fellow traveler:
"I agree with what this O'Donnell says. ...We welcome Rosie O'Donnell to stay among us and to get to know the truth from being here, like many American peace activists are doing," said Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization.

And Rosie isn't the only Hollywood celebrity that terrorists love. Klein, the author of our new book Schmoozing with Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans--to a Jew!, is scheduled to name more names when he appears on Bill O'Reilly's show tonight.

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Monday, September 24, 2007

LA Times bashes our global warming kid's book

The L.A. Times published a book review of several global warming books, including Laurie David's Down to Earth Guide and our own The Sky's Not Falling. Reviewer Sonja Bolle liked David's "easy-to-read blocks" and lauded her desire "to raise awareness and persuade children to consider the environment in the choices they make in daily life." Ours? Well, not so much. I think author Holly Fretwell lost Bolle with the "Chicken Little" analogy.

Which is fine by me. The reviewer's political bias is what I would expect from the L.A. Times, and at least Bolle is upfront about it. She actually interrupts her review to advocate environmental regulation, so her activist viewpoint is clearly labeled. (Why her editor would let her go off topic in the midst of a book review is another question.)

Unfortunately, Bolle let bias get in the way of asking some tough questions about this book that David wants to get into the hands of kids. As I previously noted on this blog, David spends little time defending the science behind her left-wing beliefs, and what little effort she makes is largely based around a deceptively labeled graph. David has also clearly stated that her goal is to manipulate children on global warming in order to influence their parents.

I did notice one instance in her review where Bolle didn't trip over ideology, though. She does concede that schoolmarmish Al Gore could only write in a "dignified and elegant" tone with "many revisions."

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Has the other Hsu dropped for Hillary?

The guys over at Suitably Flip have tracked down a lot of data detailing Norman Hsu's campaign finance contributions, and -- surprise, surprise! -- much of it winds up in Hillary Clinton's pockets. How much? According to the spreadsheet they compiled, Hillary received $850,000 of the $1.97 million in donations funneled to individual candidates. She received 10 times as much as the second luckiest recipient, Andrew Cuomo.

Of course Hillary insists she knew nothing about Hsu's activities. Is it any wonder that Kathleen Willey's manuscript was stolen, the Clinton Library won't honor FOIA requests, and Hillary was so quick to embrace Fairness Doctrine 2.0?

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Terrorists say they love liberals

That's the conclusion of Aaron Klein, author of Schmoozing with Terrorists, who asked senior terrorist leaders for their feedback on American political figures.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Laurie David's weak defense of her global warming kid's book

Laurie David, writing in her Huffington Post column, defends her new left-wing kid's book, The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming. The Hollywood producer turned children's author is attacking a recent study for catching that a graph used as in her book mislabeled CO2 and temperature in an advantageous way. She writes:
It turns out one of the illustrations in the book was accidentally mislabeled. This has got the gang at the at the Science and Public Policy Instituted up in arms -- or at least pretending to be -- no doubt hoping to ride our coattails, create some controversy, and promote their own new book.

First of all, The Sky's Not Falling: Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming , written by Prof. Holly Fretwell, is not SPPI's book -- it is ours. David is falsely impugning SPPI's motives.

Second, the error that SPPI caught is not minor. I have read David's book, and she and Cami Gordon do not make much of an effort to prove that mankind's activities are causing global warming, or that the current trend of temperature change is abnormal when compared to prior cycles. Instead, she takes this for granted and offers a passing reference to a graph with CO2 atmospheric concentration and temperature (p. 18) as proof that economic activity threatens to wipe out penguins and polar bears.

Perhaps David was in too much of a hurry to give kids directions on becoming little activists to spend time proving her hypothesis. I guess science isn't as much fun as suggesting that kids mail out petitions to their mayor (p. 71), play "count the hybrids" on road trips to annoy their parents into buying a green car (p. 86), or watch her movie "An Inconvenient Truth" at school assemblies (p. 84). Of course, since David has previously stated that the goal of her book is to manipulate children, we shouldn't be surprised that the entire second half is comprised of nothing but tips like this.

I'd like to request that Laurie David read chapter 2 of The Sky's Not Falling, entitled "Global Temperatures Go Up and Down -- Naturally," for a more careful treatment of the facts that she butchered and omitted from her own book. I'd be happy to send her a copy.

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Video about Kathleen Willey manuscript theft

We've recently posted several new videos on World Ahead's YouTube channel, including this clip of Brit Hume discussing the recent theft of Kathleen Willey's manuscript. (Note: The picture identified as Willey is actually Julie Steele. Fox News' graphics department must have gotten confused.)

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O.J. robbery boosts confessional book

PW reports that our friend Eric Kampmann of Beaufort Books is printing another 50,000 copies of the O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It. Earlier this summer, Kampmann acquired the manuscript rights from Ron Goldman, who was awarded them by the courts, and the two agreed to repackage it into a confessional tome that would condemn the killer.

O.J. evidently gave the book an unintentional PR boost by committing armed robbery and kidnapping to coincide with the book's launch. If I Did It is currently #3 on Amazon and #2 on B&N, and the murderer just had his bail set at $125,000 by a Nevada court.


Friday, September 14, 2007

Britney and Madonna terror targets

Jerusalem-based reporter Aaron Klein -- author of our upcoming book Schmoozing with Terrorists -- discussed the terrorist death threat against Madonna and Britney Spears with Fox News Channel's Neil Cavuto.

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Hoffa warns against NAU

Teamsters president James P. Hoffa has become the latest public figure to endorse the North American Union (NAU) hypothesis put forward in The Late Great U.S.A., Jerome R. Corsi's latest NYT bestseller. In an interview conducted by Corsi for WND, Hoffa states:
I think the Bush administration has a master plan to erase all borders and to have a super-government in North America. There's talk about mega-ports down in Mexico and superhighway toll roads built with foreign money right into the heart of America.

Eagle Forum, Phyllis Schlafly's organization, has also created an NAU page on its website.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

You can't touch this

The NY Sun reports that Hillary Clinton's archived records might be eligible for Freedom of Information Act requests by year's end, although that doesn't necessarily mean that anyone will be able to see them. According to the Sun:

Since the Clinton Library's records became available for public request last year, only four requests have been completed and released to the public. Three of those consist only of photographs...

[M]ore than 10 million pages of records are awaiting processing in response to 266 pending requests. It appears that it will take years or perhaps even decades to clear the 10 million-page backlog.

Maybe all that redacting caused a shortage of markers throughout the southeast, thus creating the backlog?

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Terrorists say the darndest things

TMZ has a post entitled "Terrorists Threaten to Kill Britney and Madonna?!" that features a brief audio clip of Aaron Klein (author of our upcoming book Schmoozing with Terrorists)interviewing an Islamofascist about his plans for the pop singers.

Aaron also recently visited several representatives from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade to learn more about the suicide bomber's hope of 72 virgins in the afterlife. This animated slide show captures some of that riveting conversation.


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Supply-siders and the Mexican truck debate

Last week Mexican trucks began rolling across the U.S. border in a program authorized by the Dept. of Transportation, and this came in spite of the opposition of an eclectic coalition of Teamsters, environmentalists, and national sovereignty advocates. According to a recent NewsMax article, "Canadian trucks have free passage throughout the U.S. but the DOT has never certified Mexican trucks, until now, in response to a 2000 demand from a NAFTA tribunal which upheld Mexican complaints."

Jerome Corsi, author of our NYT bestseller The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada, told NewsMax: "The White House lobbied the Senate Transportation Committee to not hold hearings on the Senate version of the bill."Corsi went on to add:

The DEA constantly finds Mexican trucks smuggling drugs, human beings and who knows what kind of contraband. There is massive organized criminal smuggling activity going on at the border. If al-Qaida gets into this mix, we will have a nightmare. You could have nuclear weapons, dirty bombs or terrorists in those trucks, and no one would ever know.

Since today is Sept. 11, I will simply note that Corsi raises a valid concern. The abdication of sovereignty to a North American Union (NAU) that he discusses in his book is indeed a massive security risk.

But rather than dwell on the national security implications of this issue, I'm going to shift gears and briefly comment on the economics. It seems like the specific issues surrounding the NAU debate such as Mexican trucks are often being framed as an argument between pro-growth supply-siders (who support free trade) and paleo-conservatives (who favor protecting domestic industries). This strikes me as the wrong way to think about the issue. In my opinion, the entire conservative movement ought to be of a single mind on issues relating to the NAU and it has little to do with trade policy.

Being pro-growth doesn't mean mean being pro-NAU. As a supply-sider myself, I support free trade for the simple reason that tariffs are a tax on our own consumers. They also lead to a misallocation of resources by effectively subsidizing inefficient industries. But there is no reason that national sovereignty needs to be thrown away for the sake of lowering tariffs. America can lower its trade barriers through bilateral and multilateral negotiations (and, heck, unilaterally if we want to!) without the oversight of any super-national entity.

In fact, any such regulatory body would surely undermine the free trade benefits that came along with it. If you build a super-state and stock it with bureaucrats whose job is to regulate, they will regulate! Look at Brussels. The net effect is a less free, less productive economy. So in a sense the debate over Mexican trucks seems to me to be a proxy for a far more monumental issue: the question of whether Washington (like Europe before it) is gradually ceding sovereignty to a patchwork of regulatory bodies that could some day morph into an NAU. And on this issue, conservatives of all flavors should be in agreement.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Kathleen Willey manuscript stolen, blames Clinton operatives

As most of you have probably heard, a week ago World Ahead author Kathleen Willey's home was broken into, and the thief stole a copy of her manuscript while leaving electronics and other valuables untouched. The burglary has eerie similarities to the intimidation campaign aimed at Kathleen a decade ago, prompting her to assert that operatives working for Bill and Hillary Clinton were likely behind it.

News of the break-in was first reported by WND reporter Art Moore, and subsequent articles ran in the NY Post, Fox News, Kansas City Star, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and Richmond Style. The timing of the robbery raised eyebrows, given that it happened just a few days after the book resurfaced in the media (which I blogged last week), including another item in the Post that alluded to "campaign-finance violations."

Earlier today WND ran an update by Moore revealing that David Schippers, the chief counsel for impeachment, was targeted with multiple break-ins of his house in 2000 while he was writing his book, Sellout. While no valuables were taken, the thief nabbed Schippers's manuscript notes, and he believes someone tried to hack into his computer. Shippers also tells Moore that authors Jayna Davis and Gary Aldrich found themselves in similar circumstances.

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Author to moderate Republican presidential debate

Joseph Farah, author of our book Stop the Presses!: The Inside Story of the New Media Revolution and founder of WorldNetDaily, has been asked to moderate the GOP presidential debate in Florida on Sept. 17. Farah and debate organizers will be including questions from a host of conservative thought leaders as well as the public:
Questions will also come from 40 of America's leaders including: Paul Weyrich, founder and president of the Free Congress Foundation; Phyllis Schlafly, founder and president of Eagle Forum; Don Wildmon, founder and chairman of the American Family Association; Judge Roy Moore, a WND columnist with the Foundation for Moral Law; Rick Scarborough of Vision America; and Mat Staver of Liberty Council.

In addition, the group is soliciting questions in advance from the public. It has an e-mail address where they can be sent directly.

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Kathleen Willey book has Hillary Clinton in sites

Last week a couple of media outlets reported on our upcoming book by Kathleen Willey, Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The book will be available on Nov. 27 (Amazon has the wrong pub date) and it will include some shocking new disclosures about the war of intimidation that the Clintons and their surrogates waged against Willey.

US News & World Report's Washington Whispers first broke the news that Target will hit bookstores this fall, and the NY Daily News also notes that the book includes revelations about threats and shady campaign finance dealings.

This is not a book that simply recounts Bill's sexual assault of Kathleen. It contains important information that links Hillary to the campaign to silence Willey, and it will no doubt be much discussed as the presidential primaries draw near. (I'm sure that Hillary has "plumbers" already hard at work.)

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5th anniversary of WND Books

Congratulations to our friends at WorldNetDaily on the 5th anniversary of WND Books. As the article I've linked to notes, WND Books has published many bestsellers and influential titles during its first half-decade in existence. World Ahead is proud to be WorldNetDaily's exclusive partner on this imprint.