Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Marsha Blackburn's Summer Reading: Nuclear Apocalypse and a Silly Conservative Manifesto

Posted By on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Let's start a Marsha Blackburn Book Club! This summer's suggested reading: Start with One Second After by William R. Forstchen. It's the story of a history professor and his two daughters struggling to survive after a high-altitude nuclear bomb is detonated, unleashing an electromagnetic pulse that disables every electrical device in the country. They must cope with starvation, disease and roving bands of barbarians...wait a minute, doesn't that sound like Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Road, only not brilliant? But with a twist, because Publishers Weekly describes the novel as at-times jingoistic and a bit maudlin. As you see in the video, she's just doing her homework. Scary.

Next, Blackburn suggests Liberty and Tyranny by conservative radio wacko Mark Levin. I'll sum this one up for you. Immigration is bad and immigrants are diseased. Multiculturalism is overrated. Climate change is utter nonsense. The Bush administration should have been able to wiretap whomever it pleased, without court approval, but, at the same time, there's too much government. Waterboarding works. It's chock full o' tea baggish talking points and misinformation. Also scary.

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