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The Political Zoo
Michael Savage
1595550429
April 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the real national zoo!

 

As Aristotle said, "Man is a political animal." Talk radio sensation and New York Times best-selling author Michael Savage is afraid that the ancient philosopher was all too right, and in ways he never could have imagined. In Savage's funniest, most biting book yet, the nation's fiercest independent thinker invites you to take a riotous tour through The Political Zoo-an outrageous look at today's most prominent politicos and pundits as the reptiles, rats, and birds of prey they most resemble.

 

Animal by animal and cage by cage, Savage brandishes his irreverent wit to keep these beasts in check. Serving as resident biologist and zookeeper, Dr. Savage asks that you watch your step when approaching the widemouth copperhead...



Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
Al Franken
0452285216
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host in Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. Franken occupies a unique place in the modern political dialogue as perhaps the media's only comedy writer and performer who is also a Harvard fellow as well as a liberal political commentator. This unique and vaguely lonely position lends a charming quixotic quality to adventures such as a tense encounter with the Fox News staff at...


Hell in a Handbasket
Tom Tomorrow
1585424587
March 23, 2006
Paperback
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Michael Moore
...next time I see Tom Tomorrow, I will thank him for helping America laugh while the world laughed at us.

Ann Coulter
Nothing remotely funny.

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The Truth (with Jokes)
Al Franken
0525949062
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
An Exclusive Video for The Truth (with jokes) from Al Franken We try to keep things civil in our customer review section, but Al Franken, who apparently trained at the Saturday Night Live school of conflict mediation, didn't get the message in this exclusive video for his book The Truth (with Jokes): see high bandwidth and low bandwidth versions. Please note: no Book Review customers were harmed in the making of this video.



Book Description
Al Franken's landmark bestseller, Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, was praised as a "bitterly funny assault" (The New York Times) that rang "with the moral clarity of an angel's trumpet" (Associated Press). Now, this master of political humor strikes again with a powerful and provocative message for...



The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America the Book: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
Jon Stewart
0446532681
September 2004
Hardcover
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Cheeky, irreverent and playfully ingenuous, this abbreviated history of democracy is everything one would expect from the writers of Comedy Central's fake news program, which recently (and somewhat scandalously) won the Television Critics Association's...



Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly
Joseph Minton Amann, Tom Breuer
1560258810
March 28, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Bill O'Reilly is the conservative pundit liberals love to hate, and he gets a thrashing in this book-length "intervention" that, in debunking many claims O'Reilly has made on his television and radio shows, relies on the same dubious rhetorical weapons O'Reilly is despised for wielding: mudslinging, name calling and character assassination. Amann and Breuer, who launched sweetjesusihatebilloreilly.com in 2004, are more often clumsy ("... the light of reason is violently bent to the black-hole-dense whims of O'Reilly's rage") or witless ("Bill O'Reilly is really quite dumb") than they are biting. The surfeit of venom distracts from the list of distortions and inaccuracies they expose: O'Reilly calls the pope senile and later denies it; he misrepresents the 9/11 Commission's final report; he cites a nonexistent...


New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer
Bill Maher
1594862958
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Book Description:
Bill Maher is on the forefront of the new wave of comedians who have begun to influence and shape political debate through their comedy. He is best known not just for being funny, but for advocating truth over sensitivity and taking on the political establishment. Maher first came to national attention as the host of the hit ABC-TV program Politically Incorrect, where he offered a combustible mixture of irreverence and acerbic humor that helped him to garner a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being a controversial bad boy.

Bill Maher's popular new HBO television show, Real Time, has put Maher more front and center than ever before. Particularly one regular segment on the show, entitled "New Rules," has been a hit with his ever-growing legion of fans. It is the part of...



How to Rent a Negro
Damali Ayo
1556525737
July 2005
Paperback
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From The Washington Post's Book World/washingtonpost.com
"So we are all black people, so-called Negroes, second-class citizens, ex-slaves," Malcolm X famously reminded a Detroit audience in 1963. "You are ex-slaves. You didn't come here on the 'Mayflower.' You came here on a slave ship -- in chains, like a horse, or a cow, or a chicken." In equating the United States' treatment of slaves with the handling of livestock (and mixing his metaphors: How often has anyone seen a chicken in chains?), Malcolm's typically blunt "Message to the Grassroots" drove home the monstrous immorality at the heart of American slavery: the refusal of the slaveholding class to regard their chattel as fellow human beings. The nation's tremendous profit from its use of slaves -- a bounty from which slaves and their descendants were largely excluded -- ...


I've Always Been a Yankees Fan: Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words
Tom Kuiper
0974670189
April 11, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Get to know Hillary Clinton like never before with this often shocking, always hilarious collection of the former-First Lady and aspiring-President’s own quotes! From claiming to be named after a famed mountaineer (Sir Edmund Hillary actually scaled Mt. Everest years after she was born), to bragging about being a lifelong Yankees fan (although she grew up in Chicago rooting for the Cubs), Hillary shows that there’s no tall tale that she won’t tell. Whether it’s yelling at her Secret Service guards, grumbling about photo ops with young children, or arguing that taxpayers should buy her a pool, Hillary is never short on ambition -- and sometimes salty enough to make a sailor blush! Pick up a copy of I’ve Always Been a Yankees Fan and bask in the wit and humor (even if it’s usually...


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America the Book: A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction: Read by John Stewart
Written and Read by Jon Stewart
1586217011
September 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Review
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Comedy Central's TheDaily Show proudly touts itself as a fake news show, so it's fitting that phony blurbs adorn this audiobook's packaging ("A Bridget Jones's Diary for the comedic nonfiction government...



2006 George W. Bushisms Box Calendar
Andrews McMeel
0740754289
June 2005
Box Calendar
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (the Calendar) 2006
Jon Stewart
044669648X
Aug 2005
Calendar
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Book Review
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Comedy Central's TheDaily Show proudly touts itself as a fake news show, so it's fitting that phony blurbs adorn this audiobook's packaging ("A...



Nothing's Sacred
Lewis Black
0689876475
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Comedy, pathos and politics intertwine in this occasionally lewd 'n' crude but surprisingly heartfelt memoir. Black, a playwright, stand-up comedian and Daily Show correspondent, looks back on his youth as a budding nonconformist while delivering comic rants against such tempting targets as Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Halloween, cell phones and Starbucks, and reflecting on his comic influences (a big one, reprinted here, was an obscene satire by Paul Krassner in which Lyndon Johnson violates John Kennedy's corpse). Since Black's worldview, he avows, has not changed much since his 20s, the book centers on his Vietnam-era student days and experiences with a start-up theater troupe. Hilarious experiences with pot and LSD take center stage, but he also recounts his dabblings in radical politics ("I was in...


More George W. Bushisms
Jacob Weisberg
0743225198
Nov 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Follow a man around with a tape recorder long enough and he will say ridiculous things. If he is George W. Bush, to judge by this collection of verbal gaffes, he will say many ridiculous things-some funny ("It's about past seven in the evening here so we're actually in different time lines";) some callow ("This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating"); some mysterious ("We'll be a country where the fabrics are made up of groups and loving centers"); but most just embarrassing ("Of all states that understands local control of schools, Iowa is such a state"). Undoubtedly Bush struggles to "express himself with clarity and coherence," in the words of Garry Trudeau's foreword, but the tacit corollary-that he is a fool and unfit for the presidency-is not demonstrated here. While the characteristic "Bushisms" on...


Help! Mom! There Are Liberals under My Bed!: A Small Lesson in Conservatism
Katharine Debrecht
0976726904
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This full-color illustrated book is a fun way for parents to teach young children the valuable lessons of conservatism. Written in simple text, readers can follow along with Tommy and Lou as they open a lemonade stand to earn money for a swing set. But when liberals start demanding that Tommy and Lou pay half their money in taxes, take down their picture of Jesus, and serve broccoli with every glass of lemonade, the young brothers experience the downside to living in Liberaland.

From the Publisher
Would you let your child read blatantly liberal stories with titles such as "King & King;" "No, George, No;" or "It's Just a Plant?" Unless you live in Haight-Ashbury or write for the New York Times, probably not. But with the nation's libraries and classrooms filled with overtly...


A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury
Aaron McGruder, Michael Moore
1400048575
September 23, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and 800 strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny comics ever to run in a daily newspaper.

“With bodacious wit, in just a few panels, each day Aaron serves up—and sends up—life in America through the eyes of two African-American kids who are full of attitude, intelligence, and rebellion. Each time I read the strip, I laugh—and I wonder how long The Boondocks can get away with the things it says. And how on earth can the most truthful thing in the newspaper be the comics?”
—From the foreword by Michael Moore

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Here?s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and 800 strips of one of the most...


George W. Bushisms: The Slate Book of Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Our 43rd President
Jacob Weisberg
0743222229
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
"They misunderestimated me."Or did they?Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president, collected, annotated, and introduced by Slate magazine's Jacob Weisberg."I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.""Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.""We'll let our friends be the peacekeepers and the great country called America will be the pacemakers.""It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.""I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.""I do know I'm ready for the job [the presidency].And if not, that's just the way it goes."

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Judge for yourself. Here are over 100 memorable misstatements by our syntactically challenged president,...


100 People Who Are Screwing Up America CD
Bernard Goldberg
0060823836
July 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
The winner of eight Emmy Awards for his work as a news correspondent takes to task 100 people who he believes are muddying the integrity and morality of American society. While his voice is better suited for the newsroom, he makes his case with vocal agility and verbal cleverness. Goldberg takes pokes at celebrities like Michael Jackson and Michael Moore, politicians like Ted Kennedy and Howard Dean, activists, intellectuals, and television "Schlockmeisters." He also takes aim at former Louisiana State Rep and KKK leader David Duke, as well as Judge Roy Moore, who refused to remove the Ten Commandments from his Alabama courthouse. In all, this program is as thought provoking as it is rousing and entertaining. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine


The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill
James C. Humes, Richard M. Nixon
0060925779
January 25, 1995
Paperback
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Book Description

An extremely entertaining compendium of bon mots, anecdotes, and trivia about Winston Churchill from a leading Churchill lecturer and performer -- useful for speakers, students, of history, and World War II buffs, as well as general readers.

About the Author

James C. Humes is a lawyer and public speaker who has served in the White House, the State Department and the state legislature. He has written speeches for corporate executives, governors, senators and five U.S. presidents.


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