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  • Interview

    A dark political satire film set in the future in the fictional desert country of Turaqistan.

    It stars John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei, Joan Cusack, Ben Kingsley, and Dan Aykroyd.
    107 min., Rated R, 2008.
  • Movie Review


    Choices of the Heart: the Margaret Sanger Story (True Stories Collection)
    Starring Dana Delany and Henry Czerny, Directed by Paul Shapiro
    Rated: NR
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    The movie tells the story of Margaret Sanger (Dana Delany, China Beach) fight for women’s health through family planning and sex education in the early 1900s. The story takes place in New York City where despairing, women are forced mainly by economics to end unwanted pregnancies themselves.

    Outraged and saddened by what she sees, Sanger takes on her life work to fight against the moral zealots that have created chaos in women’s lives.

  • Book Review


    Margaret Sanger: A Life of Passion
    Trained as a nurse and midwife in New York’s Lower East Side gritty slums, Margaret Sanger grew aware of the dangers of unplanned pregnancy—both physical and psychological. Sanger ignited a movement that has shaped our society to this day. Her views on reproductive rights have made her a frequent target of conservatives and moral zealots.

    In this captivating new biography, the renowned feminist historian Jean H. Baker rescues Sanger from such critiques and restores her to the vaunted place in history she once held.

  • Book Reviewed

    An American Prophecy: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny By William Strauss and Neil Howe
    400 pages. Broadway 1997.
  • Book Reviewed

    The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court

    By Jan Crawford Greenburg
    368 pages. Penguin Press HC. 2007.

A different view on Senator John McCain Vietnam POW Experience

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A different view on Senator John McCain Vietnam POW Experience

A new link was added to the library about the experiences that Senator John McCain had as a Vietnam POW.

Vietnam Veterans Against McCain

  • Jerry Kiley, the founder of the organization described it as, “Vietnam Veterans Against John McCain was formed to dispel the myth of “Straight talkin’, principled, maverick war hero” John McCain. Through more than two decades of investigation of his behavior, through open-source documents, public statements of his colleagues, and personal conversations with other Vietnam POWs, we have come to the unavoidable conclusion that he is unfit by virtue of his temperament, character, dishonesty, and emotional instability to serve as President of the United States or in any other position of public trust.”

Sarah Palin dresses like porn’s “naughty” school teacher

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Sarah Palin dresses like porn’s “naughty” school teacher

PalinPornStar

While looking up information about her time as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, one Wasilla City Councilman described her office as looking like a “bordello.” This caused me to resolve what had been troubling me about Sarah Palin’s style. She has the “naughty” school teacher look that is found in pornographic movies.

Take a look at the composite photograph. Along with three images of Palin are six images of pornographic actresses playing the role of the naughty school teacher. She has the eyeglasses, hair done up, and those sexy bangs. She has it all going for her. She could star in a video without the need to change into a naughty school teacher costume.

1st Row: Nicole Moore, Princess Presley, Sarah Palin
2nd Row: Milan Summer, Sarah Palin, Sandy Simmers
3rd Row: Sarah Palin, Tyann Mason, Lake Russell

Photo Credits:
Moore, Summer, Simmers, Mason, Russell by Naughty America
Presley by Presley
Palin 1st row by Tricia Ward, 2nd row by Alaskan Dude, 3rd row by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston

The Bradley Effect Myth

Myth Buster

The Bradley Effect Myth

The Bradley effect (Wilder effect), is a proposed explanation for a discrepancy between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in American political campaigns when a white candidate and a non-white candidate run against each other.

The Bradley effect refers to an alleged tendency on the part of some voters to tell pollsters that they are undecided or likely to vote for a black candidate, and yet, on election day, vote for his/her white opponent. The theory behind the Bradley effect is that the inaccurate polls have been skewed because some white voters give inaccurate polling responses due to fear they will be criticized for racial motivated voting.

An excellent article that discusses the Bradley effect myth is The Bradley Effect – Selective Memory by V. Lance Tarrance, Jr. (October 13, 2008) available at Real Clear Politics. If the link is dead, check our library link section for other links or the archive section for a copy of this article.

Other recent articles are you might want to follow up with are:

The Founding Fathers or the Founding Liberals?

New Designs

The Founding Fathers or the Founding Liberals

Brother Apollo has created another design. This week our newest design consists of what is arguably the five most important American Founding Fathers: Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madison.

Woodcuts portraits of the Founding Fathers were cleaned up before being used in the design. Previously digitized signatures are placed underneath each portrait to identify the Founding Father. The design is black on white but is available on colored t shirts.

So buy our America’s Founding Fathers design to express your political support for our democratic country — the good old USA!

A Truthmonk design.

 

Founding Fathers

The Founding Fathers

The Monastery’s Store design team has implemented the designs on t-shirts (kids, men, women, and even dogs), teddy bears, cups, buttons, magnets, stickers, mouse pads, posters, and other items. See the design on its display aisle Founding Fathers.

New John F. Kennedy Quote and Liberal Accomplishments Designs

New Designs

New John F. Kennedy Quote and Liberal Accomplishments Designs

We are excited to announce that Brother Apollo has designed not one but two new designs!

Brother Apollo has always liked President John F. Kennedy elegant defense of liberals.

Kennedy’s Elegant Quote in Defense of Liberals and Liberalism —

…if by a liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes that we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a liberal, then I’m proud to say that I’m a liberal.

John F. Kennedy
September 14, 1960 speaking before the New York State Liberal Party

Brother Apollo said, “With all the discussion of Senator Barack Obama being like JFK, Kennedy’s quote came immediately to mind. I knew then that I had to do something with it. I wanted to come up with a way to inform those who may not remember or know about the quote, about its existence.” Below is the result of Brother Apollo efforts.

Kennedy 1960 Quote Design

Kennedy 1960 Quote Design


While pondering his design options, Brother Apollo commenced ruminating about liberalism effects upon mankind. After filling up several scrolls, it was suggested he display the effects of liberalism. Not one to run from a challange, Brother Apollo came up with a design displaying off some of the accomplishments of liberalism.

“Liberalism have push societies forward in many areas. Many people don’t associate these accomplishments as part of liberal movements and don’t think of themselves as liberals. Some of these people may start thinking deeper about what is and isn’t liberalism,” Brother Apollo said.

Some of the accomplishments of liberalism that Brother Apollo came up with are:

  A 40 hour work week
A minimum wage
Social Security
Safe food
Safe products
Civil rights for all
A balanced Federal budget
Regulation of financial markets
Clean air and water
Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
The G.I. Bill Of Rights
Overtime pay
Child labor laws
Workers’ compensation
Unemployment insurance
Securities & Exchange Commission
Medicare/Medicaid
Peace Corps
A woman’s right to vote
Student grant and loan programs
Employer paid medical insurance
Employer paid vacations
Employer funded pension plans
Americans With Disabilities Act
Open public national parks

Shown below is Brother’s Apollo’s design.

You Might Be A Liberal...

The Monastery’s Store design team has implemented these designs on t-shirts (kids, men, women, and even dogs), teddy bears, cups, buttons, magnets, stickers, mouse pads, posters, and other items. See them on their display aisles Kennedy’s Quote and Liberal Accomplishments.