R. L. Stine Ventures into Adult Fiction, Just in Time for Halloween

All this Hurricane Sandy business reminded me I owed a book review.

Everyone’s favorite Goosebumps author, R. L. Stine, has ventured into adult* fiction. His first book, Red Rain, tells the tale of Lea and Mark Sutter that begins in, you guessed it, a hurricane. Lea survives a deadly storm and returns home with with mysterious twins she “rescued” in the aftermath. Stine deftly weaves between witty and downright grossness as the previously near perfect life of the Sutters descends into fear and horror. It ends with a twist that keep you up at night!

*This is NOT a book suitable for the Goosebumps age group due to mature content and language!

Quote of the Day Election

Smitty has fire in the belly (emphasis his):

The idea of a cowardly POTUS, whose ‘gutsy calls’ come only after excessive amounts of Hamlet-esque hand-wringing is staggering. If you don’t grasp the basic notion of “never-leave-a-buddy”, then you are not fit for the role of Commander-in-Chief at all. I would muster measurably more respect for BHO if it turned out he was a Machiavellian scoundrel who was using U.S. lives as hostage bait. Let Ambassador Stevens become a useful crisis for October, to own the news cycle, and freeze out Romney. In such a scenario, he’d do some grand deal around Halloween, and then victory laps until the election. One wishes for certainty that this was not the intent of Benghazi.

Now we see how, BHO’s lack of loyalty down turns into a lack of loyalty up. There exists a category of no-talent clown who thinks that rank or office is what matters, and fundamentals like “never leave a buddy” do not. Au contraire, mon fine French frere. Sir Blames-a-lot may point a finger, but the information leaks are going to continue to point back at him. Obama really isn’t anyone’s buddy, and he’s not actually getting left behind. At least not in the same sense as Stevens, Smith, Woods, and Doherty. Yet the same callous indifference Obama offered Americans in a real-world crisis is being repaid him in spades.

Couldn’t happen to a more deserving piece of work.

Heh. Give that man a bullhorn.

“#Benghaziquiddick”… because ‘%gate’ doesn’t come with death tolls. BAM.

What She Said, Plus Bonus Points of the WHY of Benghazigate

Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress, zeroes in on the Lying Adolescent in Chief and his troupe of Eddie Haskells like a laser-targeted drone.

Every single thing she said is TRUE. The President lied to the nation. Anyone working in our government who knew anything about that night lied to the nation. And the press cowered and simpered, like a well-dressed Wormtongue, covering and twisting the narrative to help their Master.

…there should be a pile of resignations on his desk, and perhaps his own resignation should be at the very top.

Bonus Answer: Perhaps the weeks of denials and lies are to cover up the real reason for Benghazigate – Obama has been gun-running in the Middle East to such a scale that Fast & Furious looks like the Drunken Teacups ride at Disney World.

The Three Faces of Obama

The first debate gave us adolescent Obama, skulking about the back of Miss Crowley’s class.

The second debate gave us the shouting Obama, shouting tired slogans at the weekly #OccupyWhatever rally.

The third debate gave us the rude, condescending Obama. Watching with the Hubster, we were struck by the arrogant tones that floated through his answers. Again, he constantly interrupted Romney, tell him he was wrong, when really Obama was the wrong one. Some of the zingers were obviously rehearsed, but the delivery was absolutely, unequivocally and UNPRESIDENTIALLY disrespectful of his opponent. Such a man does not deserve to sit in the Oval Office, much less for four more years.

Of course, for any decent commentary you have to go across the pond. Tim Stanley of The Telegraph:

But here’s why it [the horses and bayonets comment] was also a vote loser. For a start, Twitter immediately lit up with examples of how the US Army does still use horses and bayonets (horses were used during the invasion of Afghanistan). More importantly, this was one example of many in which the President insulted, patronised and mocked his opponent rather than put across a constructive argument. His performance was rude and unpresidential. Obama seemed to have a touch of the Bidens, wriggling about in his chair, waving his hands dismissively and always – always – smirking in Romney’s direction. By contrast, Romney sucked up the abuse and retained a rigid poker face all night. He looked like a Commander in Chief; Obama looked like a lawyer. Who would you rather vote for?

Stacy has the round-up, complete with handy Obama-translations for diplomatic terms. (insert term here) ________ = More Golf.

Just hours after the debate, Obama realized he’d not presented his second term agenda, so he dusted off an old homework binder from under the bed and turned it in, late, hoping for extra credit. Not.

Remember who tried to warn America that Obama would be the new Jimmy Carter? John McCain.

Two weeks to go.

Post-Debate Soup

Yeah, yeah, I know… I’ve been absent from most of the pre-election gabfest. First of all, work is taking up lots of time these days. Then add the worry of our own personal looming fiscal cliff, one kid far away in liberal land and SICK, and generously over-season with frighteningly forgetful parents. That is my mood. Got a problem with it?

Honestly, I think it’s over. It was over before the first debate, the one where Obama didn’t show up. People began to quietly exhale and float the idea that the widely broadcast and thusly assumed second term wasn’t going to happen. On a short trip to North Georgia Saturday, we noted the absence of Obama signs. Anywhere.

Then last night, Obama came out on the offensive (literally) and turned off everybody else. The strident tone, the whining, the interruptions, the freaky body language, the continual lying. Even with a sympathetic moderator (in soccer, we’d call that “home-cookin'”), he came across as petulant and fractious, clearly annoyed that participation in such an event was beneath him. His own wife couldn’t follow the debate rules. Remember, rules don’t apply to them.

Romney acted more Presidential, if there even is such a thing anymore.

A former Obama aide this week noted that Obama really doesn’t like people. You could see it on his face last night.

Whether a tie, or a win for Romney, no matter what, Obama lost last night. The next debate is on foreign policy. Watching Obama get shredded with his own words will be pure entertainment.

UPDATE: Ed Morrissey at HotAir also noted the President’s tone and demeanor and had some interesting points on the rather animated Luntz focus group that followed the debate.

UPDATE II: Public speaking is hard, especially under pressure and even more so on an international stage. But deep down inside, he knows. (H/T Tammy Bruce)

Wait For It…

The Obama syndrome is burning a whole to the center of the earth.

The moderator for tomorrow night’s VP debate is personally connected to Obama. ABC is shocked, just shocked, that people might object. I mean, really, after all the other biased moderators we’ve endured this election cycle and the last, what’s another boot-licker?

Hillary has gone AWOL over Libya.

Vote early, vote often, but always remember to vote for the Democrat!

The nation is on the brink of disaster, and all Obama can do is talk about Big Bird?

And me, I’m swamped at work and personally weighed down by a scary and uncertain future.

Remember, only Christians shoot their wounded.

The Final Stretch

Five weeks and a day until the election. The WH run media wants you think that the election’s already over, but for an incumbent believing he’s cruising in for the win, The Anointed One sure is screwing up. ALOT.

Chinese hackers penetrate White House military office

Obama’s dismal record with believers, as long as they aren’t Muslim

Fast and Furious continues to hemorrhage inconvenient facts.

Obama’s war on the middle class

Gitmo jihadist Omar Khadr secretly released

How’s that for a man panning himself as the next Messiah?

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