Sunday, January 03, 2016

Social justice convergence at the bookstore

Ladies and gentlemen, it appears we have a new tactic at our disposal:
I’ve talked to a couple of book store owners in Toronto and someone is sending out Jim Hines roundup of the SP/RP affair. As a result, they are stopping making orders for Correia, Wright, Torgersen, Williamson and others of the worst broadcasters who have supported homophobic statements. I would assume the originator is part of Toronto’s gay community (which was oddly intertwined for years when Baka Books and the GLAAD bookstore were next door). It’s only the independents that I’ve heard so far, but if it hits Book City or Indigo, that could be a big repercussion. - Dexfarkin on January 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm
Remember this when they start crying about how morally reprehensible it is that we are daring to nominate books for awards and rate books on Goodreads.

Capital-F Fandom, on the other hand, is actively trying to destroy the careers of some of the most popular authors in science fiction and fantasy. Apparently it's not enough that they publicly rejected anyone and everyone connected with Baen Books at Worldcon last year, they want to make sure that Baen books are not sold in any bookstores either.

If you live in Toronto, please find out which independent bookstores have done this and let me know.

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Blogger FALPhil January 03, 2016 9:08 AM  

I will be there all week. I will check the indie bookstores in the entertainment district downtown.

OpenID peppermintfrosted January 03, 2016 9:15 AM  

Bookstores are obsolete anyway. So are books, and it's popular today for liberals to show off how much they love books by cutting books up and making art projects out of them.

The only people left buying and selling books are people who like reading the same things over and over and over and feeling like a scholar. They don't want to be challenged with new ideas. They want a safe space.

When the university bubble was expanding, they had a steady stream of employment as professors and grad students, and of course as diversity consultants. Now that they have ruined the economy and the university bubble can expand no further, there is increasingly obviously no future in being an SJW pseudointellectual.

Anonymous Rigel Kent January 03, 2016 9:19 AM  

The funny part is, the only thing they're going to accomplish is hastening their own demise. Indie bookstores are already having big problems staying afloat, not stocking or ordering popular writers will only make that worse.

Blogger Timmy3 January 03, 2016 9:21 AM  

Wow, this is book burning by omission. This won't end well. The independent bookstores need all the revenue they can get. I suspect the bookstores will hasten their demise first before the authors go away.

Blogger JDC January 03, 2016 9:25 AM  

I await the public revealing of these book burners, censors and haters of literature. How intolerant.

Anonymous Godfrey January 03, 2016 9:30 AM  

I wonder when they'll start burning books?

The reality-phopic fanatics continue to ramp it up. More proof that homosexuality is a irrational narcissistic psychological disorder.

Anonymous karsten January 03, 2016 9:55 AM  

Appalling, but an extension of policies already in place. Indigo, which practically has a monopoly on bookstores in Canada, is run by (((Heather Reisman))) who has a policy of not stocking Mein Kampf.

"Shut it down" is a tactic that they invented, so predictably, their Cultural-Marxist drones in other victim-identity groups are now picking up on it.

Blogger Tom Kratman January 03, 2016 10:04 AM  

"Bookstores are obsolete anyway."

True fact; I am making a lot more from ebooks than from dead tree books, enough so that I wouldn't care a bit if Barnes and Noble and Books-a-Million disappeared. As for little independents; I can't even imagine caring and Correia would care even less than I do.

Anonymous Godfrey January 03, 2016 10:04 AM  

Isn't this kind of like refusing to bake a cake? I wonder when the government will force them to stock the books? I won't hold my breath.

The enemy is desperate. We're winning. They're slowly losing general support among the masses and they know it. And what do they do in response?... Double down.

Anonymous Godfrey January 03, 2016 10:09 AM  

I actually went to a bookstore yesterday. I bought some magazine on handguns.

I didn't buy a Tor book. Nobody else did either as far as I noticed. There wasn't anyone in the SF section. It was empty.

Anonymous Archie Bunker January 03, 2016 10:26 AM  

I was in B& N yesterday. A dozen hipsters and spergers using the place as a reading room. Huge parking lot, huge inventory, huge building, desparate membership pitches from the clerks.

Little tiny revenue stream.

When the whales are starving, , the minnows shouldn't diet.

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr January 03, 2016 10:38 AM  

I'm a sucker for the printed word, but you can stuff a lot of books onto an e-reader.

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 03, 2016 10:41 AM  


I'm smelling wishes in the wind with this one.

However wishes have become reality before, so yeah we need to find out if this is really happening.

LBGTASDFQWERTY bookstores weren't exactly our biggest markets but if we are getting shut out we need to make a fuss.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan January 03, 2016 10:42 AM  

The Left's highest principle is to loot, but it seems the cupboards are bare.

I blame the Torling cult for these booksellers' demise, they ruined these people's business.

Blogger Dexter January 03, 2016 10:58 AM  

People still buy books at bookstores? Huh. Who knew!

Anonymous Susan January 03, 2016 11:11 AM  

Mr. Kratman, you should care about the little independents. How do you think some of us come across new authors to try? I have a couple of used book stores nearby where I reside, and I have found lots of lovely new authors to try that way that I never would have tried at full price otherwise.

Once we get hooked on an author we like, then we can come see you via the ebooks route. There are some of us who enjoy the pleasure of holding an actual dead tree book in our hands, and savoring it with pleasure.

I know ebooks are supposed to be more convenient, but they just don't give the same enjoyment to me, and I always have the suspicion that they are vulnerable to some kind of editing. At least with my books I have a hard and unedited copy.

You think the liberal gate keepers haven't fantasized about editing some of the ebooks if they could get away with it?

Anonymous Rhys O'Reilly January 03, 2016 11:11 AM  

I buy a lot of books from second hand bookshops but that's it, aside from three kid's books I bought for christmas. While there I noticed Douglas Adams, Tolkien, Card, Herbert and lots of teenage angst vampire porn, all of which I can buy a lot cheaper at the second hand bookshop.

Blogger U PC BRO? January 03, 2016 11:12 AM  

Without the coffee shop revenue from each store I suspect B&N would be have already gone tits up.

Blogger Jack Ward January 03, 2016 11:13 AM  

Col. Kratman, greetings. Good to see you here today. Looking to the next Peace series book. How about another something like State of Disobedience? Have read that thing several times. With reference to the standoff in Oregon [Hammond/Bundy/fed] perhaps something on things like that. I know Victoria was written and enjoyed, but you have a way with words.

@12 Napoleon. I like the density on my Kindle paperwhite. More than that it much, much easier on my aging eyes. With that lighted screen I could, maybe, read 10% of what I do now. At least Amazon was good for something besides their excellent fulfillment system.

Anonymous Bz January 03, 2016 11:17 AM  

Go into their stores, pick out a modest pile of books, go to the register and when it's all rung up, say "Oh wait, I changed my mind. Bye.". Then leave.

Is there a talking point memo somewhere? There seems to be countless examples to use when they howl and cry, but ... the media spin cycle sort of makes you forget.

Blogger Ragin' Dave January 03, 2016 11:22 AM  

I enjoy bookstores. I truly do, and I buy books both for myself and my friends.

That being said, if there's a bookstore who refuses to stock Correia but is filled with the pedo-loving cult members (MZB et al) then I'm walking out with my money in my pocket. In the end, those bookstores will learn the same lesson that the SF/F community is learning right now: You either supply your customers with what THEY want, or you die.

Blogger Dexter January 03, 2016 11:23 AM  

Without the coffee shop revenue from each store I suspect B&N would be have already gone tits up.

Also, games and toys.

Wouldn't surprise me to see cigarettes and lottery tickets next.

Anonymous Dave Gerrold's Cabana Boy January 03, 2016 11:28 AM  

I wonder if the Libel laws need tested here. SJWs love to toss those pejorative terms around oh-so-casually, but I am not at all sure that a court would agree. Time to make these weasels put their money where their mouths are.

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 03, 2016 11:28 AM  



Naw. The liquor licence will come first.

Drunks buy stuff.

It's a fact.

Blogger Ingot9455 January 03, 2016 11:32 AM  

The point isn't that their action is meaningless and won't hurt Kratman or Correia.

The point isn't that our counter-action may not hurt them more than putting our thumb on a scale that is spinning downwards.

The point is that we must take counter-action and be seen to be doing so. They must know that they cannot go unopposed, that they will be punished. The knowledge that a punishment is out there is far more meaningful to these people than it may be to us.

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Anonymous InsufferableMystic January 03, 2016 11:46 AM  

Honestly this isn't at all surprising. It is just a logical progression of no platforming.

As we all know, the sjws are very progressive and logical people.

So very logical. So very progressive.

Blogger John Morris January 03, 2016 11:50 AM  

Of course this sort of thing won't stop. Society is breaking into warring camps and businesses are expected to take a side... and every large corp is SJW infected as are many small ones, especially foofy little indy booksellers in Blue bastions.

This ties into another story seen this weekend. PEGIDA released an instrumental track as an awareness thing. Amazon was pressured by the SJWs into donating all of their profits to pro refugee groups to demonstrate their political loyalty. Apparently they know just pulling the track from sale would damage their brand far more than losing their margin on the one track but how long do they keep selling products they aren't permitted to profit from?

Since this trend of forcing retailers to pull product won't stop we should go ahead and make a game of trying to guess who Amazon will be forced to donate their profits from certain authors to. And a pool on when they outright pull their first title.

Anonymous nathan January 03, 2016 11:50 AM  

This should be investegated, and, given that last year's Puppy kicker media articles almost invariably were written by Tor employees, employees, or people published by Tor, we should look to see if any names are familiar and why.

Anonymous Man of the Atom January 03, 2016 11:50 AM  

Toronto SJWs obviously want to accelerate what has already been happening with big-box and independent book sellers in Ontario and the rest of Canada.

Wow! You go, SJWs!

Blogger Positive Dennis January 03, 2016 12:04 PM  

My buying habits have changed. I was a big borders guy. Looking while drinking coffee was my weekly pastime. I also used to listen to the radio, mostly in the car. Of course I watched cable tv, mostly SciFi and Faux News. For me all of these industries are obsolete. Netflick, YouTube and audio books and making my own coffee have replaced them at less than 1/2 the cost. I won't be going back to my old habits.

Blogger James Dixon January 03, 2016 12:05 PM  

> ...and I always have the suspicion that they are vulnerable to some kind of editing.

I have a Nook (the old Simpletouch). I've never purchased a book from B&N on it (not that I have a choice, since I don't have a credit card registered with them). All my books are in epub or pdf format and backed up locally. I move the books I'm reading on to the Nook and remove them when I'm done. I almost never connect it to the Internet. How is B&N supposed to edit my books?

If you keep you books in the cloud or on your device and you allow the provider to make changes to them, then yes they can edit them. Amazon has been known to do so.

? Go into their stores, pick out a modest pile of books, go to the register and when it's all rung up, say "Oh wait, I changed my mind. Bye.".

You missed a step. Ask them for the lastest Correia book, explaining that you could find it on the shelf. When they say "Oh, I'm sorry, we don't carry him.", then say goodbye. Then they not only now how much sales they lost, but why.

> ...but how long do they keep selling products they aren't permitted to profit from?

One would think you had never heard the term "creative accounting".

Blogger White Devil January 03, 2016 12:21 PM  

I'm in Toronto and found bookstores were where I did a lot of my Christmas shopping. I love Timmy3's phrase Wow, this is book burning by omission. but I'm thinking this is suicide, not... Bibliocide?

I guess I'll look a little myself.

Anonymous AndrewV January 03, 2016 12:26 PM  

Is it possible they are lying? After all, it is what SJWs always do...

Anonymous #8601 Jean Valjean January 03, 2016 12:48 PM  

Chapters/Indigo, the biggest bookstore chain in Canada (and Toronto), still sells John C Wright books according to this online search.

Blogger Aeoli Pera January 03, 2016 12:55 PM  

I'm all in favor of B&N getting a liquor license. That would round out my three favorite things.

Blogger 1337kestrel January 03, 2016 12:58 PM  

I actually considered using this kind of tactic in local libraries, but I figured that it would be very difficult to get wide reach since the library associations wouldn't get on board.

Blogger Sheila4g January 03, 2016 1:06 PM  

The only book store I've spent any time inside in the past five years is Half Price Books here in Texas (mixture of used and new). Otherwise I've ordered (from Amazon) a number of out-of-print hard cover books I remembered from my childhood reading, and tons of e-books. Almost every room in my house has bookcases, but they're all more than full. I thought I'd really dislike e-books (I studied rare books in college and did a masters in bibliography and textual criticism), but I've quickly gotten accustomed to seeing something I want, ordering it, and settling down to read a few minutes later. I've bought and read all of Correia's books online, and Sarah Hoyt, and Tom Kratman. Not a hard copy to be found. Both my boys have Kindles as well. My husband is still a holdout, but he reads no fiction anyhow, just tons of military history, autobiographies, weapons' anthologies, etc. that he constantly re-reads.

OpenID Jack Amok January 03, 2016 1:15 PM  

Naw. The liquor licence will come first.

Considering their clientele, a psych clinic and Xanax pharmacy would be their most profitable option. Throw in a cat food aisle and they'd be raking the dough in.

One would think you had never heard the term "creative accounting".

Amazon has gotten into movie/TV production lately. If they didn't know about creative accounting before, I'm sure they do now.

Anonymous Matthew Taylor January 03, 2016 1:15 PM  

If Bookstores want to thrive then they should start selling guns and ammo...

OpenID Jack Amok January 03, 2016 1:19 PM  

if there's a bookstore who refuses to stock Correia but is filled with the pedo-loving cult members (MZB et al)

The pedo angle strikes me as the most obvious counter-punch.

Blogger automatthew January 03, 2016 1:20 PM  

When Trump wins, I'm going to apply to be director of the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Books.

The directive, of course, will to be fruitful and multiply.

Anonymous rubberducky January 03, 2016 1:22 PM  

This is SJW stupidity in spades. They can only succeed in "capturing" the indy bookstores. But they cannot sustain the indy bookstores very well alone. It's a huge Catch-22 for the indy bookstore owner. The SJWs are no doubt a big part of the clientele in urban SWPL indy bookstores, here they are demanding that you become a niche player catering to them. Can they sustain you? Will they sustain you? Can you survive with or without them? I foresee continued closings of the indy bookstores. The SJWs are already pricing them out of business all over, as they raise minimum wages in American cities all over. They've already pretty much cooked them in Seattle and San Francisco now, it's impossible to run a slim-margin brick and mortar operation in these places.

Anonymous KoranBurningFaggot January 03, 2016 1:24 PM  

So let me get this STR8, there is a gay bookstore next door to the independent one and they will both carry the same books? OK I will let you guys in on a little secrete, I believe I am the only person to have ever bought a book from the front part of a gay bookstore. The back 2/3 of a gay bookstore is basically an adult bookstore. I guess the gay bookstore got tired of dusting off the front section.

I wonder if the Libel laws need tested here. SJWs love to toss those pejorative terms around oh-so-casually

If they sell music and have any rap you can point out how much worse it is. If they carry a Koran but not Wright, I will help you throw them from the top of a building.

Blogger Nick S January 03, 2016 2:29 PM  

I like having a hardback in my hands as I read, but I am a dying breed. As Vox has pointed out many times, the distribution aspect of the marketing-mix is changing rapidly and drastically. Whatever nonsense these SJW morons are hoping to accomplish will be an ineffectual drop in the ocean.

OpenID thehappycanadianblog January 03, 2016 2:49 PM  

@7 Reisman is also a regular Bilderberger attendee. Always wondered why a 'humble' bookstore owner went to these year in and year out.

Anonymous Rolf January 03, 2016 3:13 PM  

@43 - it's going to be darn hard to be a better gun salesman than Obama. About the only way to do that would be totally deregulation of most Class 3 items, like suppressers, short weapons and AOWs, and better federal regs to make shutting down / preventing shooting ranges in large cities harder.

Blogger Pseudotsuga January 03, 2016 3:49 PM, a straight couple can walk into these bookstores and ask for works by these certain authors, then get refused. Can they then appeal to the government for redress for emotional harm, and the bookstore owners then have to pay $135,000 in fines?
Of course, these stores are in super-proud-to-NOT-be-the-USA Canada, so perhaps this wouldn't work.

Anonymous perun January 03, 2016 3:55 PM  

OT (but still SF), would anyone that's seen SyFy's The Expanse care to weigh in?

OOH, the trailers look awesome and production values/effects have been favorably compared to Galactica and Firefly. OTOH, GRRM has blurbed it as "kickass" and one newspaper critic praised its treatment of "issues of class, representation and exploitation". (Not a bad thing per se, but the language smells like SJW-talk.)

I haven't read the novels on which its based, so I don't have any preconceptions one way or the other.

Anonymous LR_VFM4511 January 03, 2016 4:17 PM  


Less grimdark despite the high body count than GoT, full of kickass women, etc. Business is bad. For no apparent reason that ever made sense.

James Holden was OK despite being a bit of a gamma.

Never got past the second book, but a lot further than I made it in GoT.

Blogger Mr. Bee January 03, 2016 4:36 PM  

Los Angeles, early 80s. Fashionable woman owned SF and Fantasy bookstore bans Harlin Ellison for his violent prose against women. Sales go south, asks for contributions from their SJW buddies to keep them open. Goes out of business couple months later. Much crying screaming in trendy LA newletters.

Blogger Groot January 03, 2016 4:53 PM  

@16. Susan:
"the pleasure of holding an actual dead tree book in our hands, and savoring it with pleasure."

The carnage must end.

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Blogger Neanderserk January 03, 2016 5:20 PM  

Portlandia "Feminist Bookstore"

Blogger Tom Kratman January 03, 2016 5:47 PM  

They're small change, though, Susan, no matter what. Even the big ones are becoming irrelevant.

Blogger Thomas Davidsmeier January 03, 2016 5:58 PM  


When are you going to have more electronic books I can throw money at you for? Is a new Patricio book coming along anytime soon?

Anonymous BoysMom January 03, 2016 6:08 PM  

Michael Z. Williamson? Have they read . . . no, of course not. Can he sue for libel? Freehold alone would suffice as evidence.

Blogger Kristophr January 03, 2016 6:14 PM  

Oblivious: Attempt to obfuscate/subject change fail.

We are pretty big on Free Market dictations around here. #GamerGate worked because the customers cannot be ignored if you want to remain in business.

Catering to the SJW-only market will kill these idiot's businesses pretty damned fast. And even faster with vocal folks helping the process along, and using the free market as an unstoppable weapon.

Blogger Skylark Thibedeau January 03, 2016 6:48 PM  

The Expanse has been OK so far. Pretty slow. It's much like Leviathan Wakes. Thomas Jane is good as Miller. Stephen Strait is ok as clueless Holden. I imagined Amos as a black guy from inner city Ball'mer but he's a white guy here. I pictured Naomi as Japanese but she is a West Indian Brit here.

Episode 4 was the best so far. Ship to ship action and the main characters board the Rocinante the first time.

OpenID Jack Amok January 03, 2016 6:48 PM  

I see Obvious is as oblivious as always. Good to know there are some things you can still count on in a topsy-turvy world.

We don't care about the rules you want us to live by any more. We're going to make our own from now on out. You can certainly complain, but we don't care.

Well, actually, we like to hear you whine. Lets us know we're on the right track.

Blogger Harry Spitz January 03, 2016 6:59 PM  

Who cares how many books they burn, as long they pay for every copy and make a big deal of it in the newspaper and on the Net?

Blogger Were-Puppy January 03, 2016 7:04 PM  

I'm kind of favoring ebooks after packing dozens of boxes of books.

Blogger VD January 03, 2016 7:05 PM  

SJWs like Obvious are deceitful from head-to-toe. When their side is being identified and boycotted, they shriek like little bitches about McCarthyism and blacklists and free speech. Then they turn around and do it the first chance they get.

Enough. Let's just fight it out, drive them out, and be done with them. Liberty is not possible as long as they are in our midst. It is, as the Founding Fathers said, only for a moral people, and they are avowedly immoral.

Anonymous KoranBurningFaggot January 03, 2016 7:11 PM  

They don't need to burn the books if Common Core makes everyone equally stupid. Hillary Clintons plan for schools. Close all of the schools that are not above average.
Clinton: I “Wouldn’t Keep Any School Open That Wasn’t Doing A Better Than Average Job”

Blogger Mark January 03, 2016 9:33 PM  

Surely the bookstores in question would be happy to proclaim their choice of censorship online, right? That way all the tru-thinkers can buy from them, and we wrong-thinkers can avoid them.

Also, one can only conclude that they agree with the philosophy of every book they *do* sell. Could make for some interesting sharing.

Blogger dienw January 03, 2016 10:03 PM  

@ 56. Neanderserk
Portlandia "Feminist Bookstore"

That was sick.

Anonymous perun January 03, 2016 10:08 PM  

Re: The Expanse

My thanks to those who responded.

Anonymous LR_VFM5411 January 03, 2016 11:37 PM  

Dug into the thread linked in the OP.

Wow, the gift that keeps on giving.

@Teresa Nielsen Hayden said ”
I don’t trust that I know what’s in the Pups’ hearts. They’ve lied way too much for that. I observe what they say and do, and I watch for patterns.”

@Zenu on January 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm said:
The pups just do what they are told. They are made to fill important by a “cause”. What they don’t understand is the “cause” is really just the Puppy authors trying to sell books by stirring up these wars. There is a lot changing in the US demographics and it is producing a huge culture war/backlash. The LC/VD/BT leaders tapped into that with stories of SJW’s, Chorfs, TOR Cabals and attacks on straight white males to produce an “us verses them” mentality. Other conservatives have joined up. They use that to sell books to their minions. Correia has done this for years. It is how he got started.


JJ on January 3, 2016 at 2:31 am said:

snowcrash: I also do expect the Pups to do some not inconsiderable bandwagon jumping – ie onto things like Seveneves etc.

Given that Stephenson and Robinson are more than a bit SJW, it would certainly be funny if they decided to jump onto a Seveneves or Aurora bandwagon.

But then, since I’m sure that they won’t have actually read those (or any other) books by those authors, they won’t have any reason to know that they’re SJWs.

Anonymous nathan January 03, 2016 11:52 PM  

It gets old watching Puppy kickers argue with the voices in their heads.

And, after seeing a familiar name in 5411's comment, someone really needs to talk to the Sad Puppy girls about entryists...

Blogger Cecil Henry January 04, 2016 12:35 AM  

Check this website out regarding an admission by an SJW that lying is just fine for an agenda

In this case, the Matthew Sheppard story:

In particular the following ugly admission:

'There are valuable reasons for telling certain stories in a certain way at pivotal times, but that doesn’t mean we have to hold on to them once they’ve outlived their usefulness. In his book, Flagrant Conduct, Dale Carpenter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, similarly unpicks the notorious case of Lawrence v. Texas, in which the arrest of two men for having sex in their own bedroom became a vehicle for affirming the right of gay couples to have consensual sex in private. Except that the two men were not having sex, and were not even a couple. Yet this non-story, carefully edited and taken all the way to the Supreme Court, changed America.

In different ways, the Shepard story we’ve come to embrace was just as necessary for shaping the history of gay rights as Lawrence v. Texas; it galvanized a generation of LGBT youth and stung lawmakers into action. President Obama, who signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, named for Shepard and James Byrd Jr., into law on October 28, 2009, credited Judy Shepard for making him “passionate” about LGBT equality.'

Blogger Derrick Bonsell January 04, 2016 1:50 AM  

@50: There hasn't been a Syfy show in a long time that was worth watching, but at least The Expanse stars Tom Jane, who did good as The Punisher. Still not enough of a draw for me to want to watch it.

Another reason I don't like Syfy (or much TV anymore aside from The Discovery Channel) is that everything is completely tailored to middle-aged SWPL women who revel in their tolerance. Netflix is even worse.

Blogger The Kurgan January 04, 2016 3:47 AM  

I think I will need to print a few hundred pamphlets based on this amazing work:

And post them to various book stores around the country

Anonymous The Kulak January 04, 2016 3:54 AM  

OT but Vox seriously blaming Marshal Zhukov for all the Red Army rapes is like blaming Eisenhower for all the German POWs who froze to death and HausFraus who sold themselves to GIs/Tommies for chocolates and ciggies.

Blogger SciVo January 04, 2016 4:15 AM  

@ The Kulak:

But is that wrong? I want to see a good argument against it. We haven't even addressed it.

Blogger Kallmunz January 04, 2016 6:34 AM  

@72 Really? Considering Eisenhower's policy toward German prisoners. Ike reclassified them from POW to Disarmed Enemy Forces so he could skip the Geneva Convention. Estimates run from several hundred thousand to a million Germans were killed after the war under American and French occupation. Whatever the number, American soldiers understood that shooting a German in any circumstance was punishment free. It is to Patton's great credit that he spoke out on this. In other words yes it is correct to blame Eisenhower.

Blogger Kallmunz January 04, 2016 6:40 AM  

Going after Indie bookstores is kicking a dead horse. If you want to have some fun, go into those stores and tell them you would like to order a copy of SJW's always lie. If they say anything, or even give you a strange look (I've done this before, they can't help themselves), simply say "Oh I'm sorry, I didn't mean to be offensive, I'll just order it from Amazon," and walk out.

Anonymous Albert January 04, 2016 11:12 AM  

I like dead-tree format(although at present I don't have room for much), but I'm pretty sure we're closing in on the time where if you want dead-tree format you use print on demand.

Heck, the quality of printing may go up, since you'd only do it with books that you want a physical copy of.

Blogger Danby January 04, 2016 12:18 PM  

I thought shithead there was banned?

Blogger Trump/Automatthew 2016 January 04, 2016 1:11 PM  

Yes, Obvious is banned. He's unable to respect the property of others.

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