Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer

by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer

I don’t know how anyone can be pro-abortion after reading this, or the grand jury’s report. I’ve read both, obviously. It’s harrowing and shocking. A political party that just loves regulation and government intervention conveniently decides that both are bad whenever it comes to abortion.

As someone who is for limited government, even I must admit that some regulations are necessary. The Gosnell murder case is an excellent example of that. Putting aside the morality of abortion for a minute, how could one possibly be okay with the notion that dirty, filthy clinics full of unqualified must be acceptable simply so that “access” to abortion isn’t “denied”? Don’t these women deserve to be treated properly? They don’t go to these clinics to become permanently sterile, yet that’s what happened when Gosnell “performed” abortions on these women.

The book covers pretty much every aspect of the investigation and trial. Even though I pretty much knew what happened, it was still a compelling read. You are left with no doubt that Gosnell was guilty and that he is precisely where he belongs.

I noticed some typos and misspellings in my copy…I’ve been noticing this in a lot of book releases lately. It’s not something that cannot be corrected, and it does not detract from the story too much.

Every time I see that little family on the front of 3801 Lancaster, I get sad. The little icon is just so Orwellian. People don’t go to these places to start a family. They go there to destroy them.

The Orion Plan by Mark Alpert

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So, at the risk of spoiling everything, here’s what I gathered from this book:

Collectivist, hive-mind alien slime mold sends an AI probe to Earth, at first, to make initial contact, etc.  A former NASA scientist, Dr. Sarah Pooley sees the probe about to crash land in NYC and rushes off to the closet Air Force base.  A homeless guy, Joe Graham, has been sleeping near where the probe lands.  Dorothy…can’t remember her last name, but she is a cancer-stricken former vicar who distributes food to the homeless.  And the author’s weapon against evil whitey, Dominican wannabe gang banger Emilio Martinez comes across Joe and the probe and decides he wants to make some money off of it.

All but Dr. Pooley are infected by the probe, and all are used by the probe’s intelligent software program, of which it calls itself the Emissary, to prepare for the resurrection of the alien beings that created the probe — the alien slime mold, or the First People.

Of course, the US military is on the hunt for it, and of course, every member of the Air Force and the Army is stupid and wants to blow shit up.  Of course, Emilio is portrayed as a hero – hell, the alien slime mold thinks he’s awesome – all the while going on and on about evil whitey and how he wants to get revenge on them.  Emilio comes across as really fucking racist to me, not a hero, but whatever.

The Emissary chose Joe Graham to be its human translator, but as it turns out, the Emissary lied to him.  They didn’t come in peace.  They came to colonize the planet, just as they did to another planet in its solar system, because the Second People from the Second Planet (battle worms, basically) annihilated the First Planet.  So the probe comes to Earth to prepare our planet as their new home.

At first, I was really enjoying this.  I started to get suspicious with the introduction of Emilio, the junior Trinitarios and their hatred for white people.  Hell, there’s even a gay scene between Emilio and another gang member.  It’s got everything liberals love:

1.  Smart female doctor who basically predicts everything the alien does.
2.  Stupid US general that is hot-headed and chauvinistic.
3.  Heroic brown-skinned people stickin’ it to whitey
4.  Aliens that are superior because they’re collectivists trapped in a giant hive-mind.
5.  The aliens invading and colonizing Earth much in the same way eeeevil whitey did to the Americas.
6.  The allusion to the notion that humans deserve to be rendered extinct because of all the horrible things they’ve done to the planet via pollution (but for the aliens to make Earth into their home by changing the ecosystem…nuthin’ wrong with that).

Jesus people.  Can you try to be a little more original?  I loved all the science aspects – the bioengineering, the nanotechnology, etc.  It’s all very good, but there’s too much SJW-ness in it for me to ever reread it.  That is disappointing, but not surprising.  I also have to note that at least Emilio’s crew were horrified at being forced to kill using those particle-beam weapons embedded in their arms.  They are just pawns, kind of like how “people of color” are today – nothing more than the pawns of power hungry white Democrats.  Only, at least the junior Trinitarios know it and cannot help it.  Can’t say the same about these “people of color” Democrats.  Of course, Emilio doesn’t give a shit if whitey has to run for their lives, but when he sees “his” people running for their lives along with the hated whitey, then, all of a sudden, La Madre is a lyin’ ass bitch.

Who are the racists again?  Cuz it ain’t whitey.

I find this kind of stuff to be incredibly inspiring.  I love reading the opposition’s stuff.  It keeps my mind sharp, and gives me more motivation to finish my own novel, of which will probably challenge a great deal of liberal orthodoxy.

Story of Your Life

I just finished this story, written by Ted Chiang, and just in time for the movie it’s based on, Arrival. I thought it was fascinating — an alien first contact story told via the perspective of a linguist who is attempting to document and intrepret the aliens’ language.

I am writing my own alien story, and felt totally intimidated, because my story reads like an emotional mess. I dunno. I liked it though, but the end bummed me out, only because the aliens arrived, spoke with humans, and then left without telling the humans much about themselves.

The way the heptapods thought was reflected in the main character’s narration. The work Louise did with the heptapods was peppered with Louise’s memories of her daughter. Turns out that Gary, the physicist she was working with, was the father of her daughter, and that they conceived her after the aliens had left. I thought that was pretty cool.

The very last line was awesome, too. But I would have liked to know more about the aliens.

Anyway, I am looking forward to Arrival, and I am definitely going to see it.

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Warning:  Salty language ahead.

I already knew that this was left-oriented before I read it.  However, I am currently on a big fantasy kick, so I decided to read it anyway, since I have already read lefty fantasy (Kristin Cashore’s Graceling Realm trilogy) before.

Anyways, so far I agree with the negative reviewers – the setting is confusing.  I had assumed it was your typical European medieval fantasy, set in the past, on some planet in another universe, but as it turns out, it’s set in the future.  I had thought it might have been alternate history, like Melissa de la Cruz’s The Ring and the Crown (another one I’m currently reading) but it’s not.  The setting is one of the many problems I have with this little slice of propaganda.

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