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So many books….

 So “Lent season” is over and I went to Books -A-Million. I went with the pre position to buy Jillian Michaels’ book “”Unlimited”…but after finding that the book didn’t make the Bestseller 40% off discount,I changed my mind. I just was in no hurry to buy a 25.00 book that has more page margin then words. I will be able to get it on Amazonnin a few weeks for no more then twelve dollars. I also planned on reading Ashley Judds book….it will be on Amazon too.

    So I ended up in the military books (my old weaker point in book stores). By the time I left that isle I was confused about my life choices yet again. I wanted the Audi Murphy biography,the Chesty Puller bio,and the huge red book simply entitled “Semper Fi” (which if were left on random tables throughout the U.S. would probably eliminate the need for USMC recruiters). Side note: I love our history and no matter what type of facade our leaders put on as “patriotism”, I love and will always love our military, because I truly believe that there are people who would join for the same reason I would join,and reasons I would still join,that being said I couldn’t buy that entire section of B.A.M,so I went to to the literature section with one author in mind, Ayn Rand.

   I have always had my picks when it comes to literature. I have never been the biggest reader of fiction. I have respect for it but alot of books are just wasted words and space. I love Steinbeck,I love Cormac McCarthy and various other single works from other authors,but I had never heard of Ayn Rand,until last weeks release of the movie adaption of “Atlas Shrugged”. Any conservative person knows that this movie is causing unrest everywhere…which is just pathetic really,even on the part of conservatives. I am disgusted that all types of philosophies are called just that …philosphies, but this one seems to be getting the worst kind of reviews…but I regress. I read up on Raynd on a website devoted to her and was instantly interested. this woman was a philospher and independant thinker in a time when women weren’t pronouncing their studious thought on every corner. She was an immigant from a commuinist run country and her philosphy sprouted from being defiant to that form of philosphy turned government. she brought her philosphy and viewpoint and her belief that the socialist regime was dangerous through her work.

   I didn’t buy “Atlas Shrugged”,instead I bought “We the Living”, Raynds first novel. All of her work seems to have the same running theme and if the message is as important,urgent and untimely as they sound-the movie version of”Atlas Shrugged” is overdue and most likey too late to meet an enthusiastic audience.

  I also happened upon Ron Pauls’ new book “Liberty Defined”…..a few years ago I would have said Paul was a self absorbed crazy man and here I am buying his book. Truth stands and history,although rewritten,still traces back to the constitution. I believe this and as long as the written word can still be printed and people are willing to read and change their minds about their adapted beliefs then maybe there is hope for the nation. I have to believe that..so I prepare myself for some heavy reading.
  Like a great teacher of mine in Bible College said “If you know a secret put it in a book…no one will ever read it”….

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The Most Beautiful Woman in the World

 “These Magazine people must not get out much”,said a friend of mine, as he got in my car after leaving the CVS that had displayed the “People” magazine that had offended him so much. “They just named Jennifer Lopez the most beautiful woman in the world”…..I wont bore anyone with the details of the much too long conversation that proceeded after his statement of disdain. Needless to say neither of us were able to convince the other that they were wrong. After all,beauty is in the eye of the beholder and alot of what the media calls beautiful is very much more about perception…but is that not the magic of Hollywood?
   For instance,when I asked my friend, who was so abhored that former pop /box office queen was deemed with such a vain title, who he thought was more beautiful then Jennifer Lopez,he said “Halle Berry (understandable)….then he said “Fergie”….oh hell no buddy. Fergie is and never wil be more beautiful then Jennifer Lopez…not by a long shot.(what is up with men and Fergie anyhow…talk about “perception”) Not to be proven wrong by any poll or critique on talent or personality,he then mentioned the Kardashians (none of whom he can stand)…well yes they are gorgeous but in comparison with accomplishments and personality,Jennifer is still the winner. So then he pulled out the afforementioned and  long known fact that yes beautiy  in the eye of the beholder and so no one would be able to agree on who the most beautiful woman in…then what was he upset about? I never did know. Except perhaps for some reason he just doesn’t like the woman. I mean if you are going to say K. Kardashian (any of them) or Penelope Cruz is more beautiful then Jennifer Lopez then it has to be because you dont like Jennifer Lopez…I mean we are comparing at least three exotic beauties with much of the same complimenting attributes.

 So this is a sorry first post in only one of my two blogs,however,I am pressed for time. I will say this; just as I never have  and I never will believe any guys’ claim he does not think Angalina Jolie is beautiful,smoldering,hot,or in the least bit sexy, I will never believe any guys’ claim that he does not find Jennifer Lopez beautiful. The most beautiful in the world…maybe not…the most beautiful in the world  right now? Well look around…yes she probably is. Take into consideration accomplishments…no she is not on top of the charts right now but the woman is a business woman,she does not have to be on top of the charts. She had two kids and looks the same as she did when she released “On the 6″…except she is slimmer now.

  Maybe I feel the need to defend my guilty pleasures in music and movies…maybe I just like to be difficult…or maybe I have a really high BS detector with an equally as low tolerance for it….yeah I think that one fits. Thanks for reading.

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