Monday, December 30, 2013

a two-fer (plus) on the state of American 'romance' literature

Obama’s federal government funded hardcore porn project  [Warning: Graphic]

Patrick Howley
The Daily Caller
29 December 2013

"President Barack Obama, whose re-election campaign was boosted by Democrat claims of a Republican “War on Women,” requested $154.4 million in funding for NEH in the fiscal year 2014 budget, a 5.1 percent increase, despite Republican efforts to cut the agency’s budget.

In the spirit of academic inquiry, let’s have a look at some of the book titles featured on the Popular Romance Project’s website, which was funded by a $250,000 NEH grant…"

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Hat tip: Red Flag News

MONSTER PORN: Amazon Cracks Down On America’s Latest Sex Fantasy

Eric Spitznagel
Business Insider
21 December 2013

"In October, the online news site The Kernel published an incendiary story called "An Epidemic of Filth," claiming that online bookstores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WHSmith, and others were selling self-published ebooks that featured "rape fantasies, incest porn and graphic descriptions of bestiality and child abuse." The story ignited a media firestorm in the U.K, with major news outlets like the Daily Mail, The Guardian, and the BBC reporting on the “sales of sick ebooks.”"

Hat-tip: Steve Quayle

Lee Siegel's essay on vulgarity in The Wall Street Journal
Albert Mohler's response

complicit in the damning

Chilling truth about the video games your children got for Christmas

Tanith Carey
Daily Mail
26 December 2013

"But, even though its reputation precedes it, I was stunned to see that the makers had gone one step further by inviting players to choose which instrument of torture — from pliers to pull teeth to electrodes to administer electric shocks — to use on their prisoner in one protracted scene.

This is not good for the psyche of an adult, let alone the impressionable mind of a child. Yet nine out of ten video games like these are bought for children by parents."

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Hat Tip: Steve Quayle

The boy who slashed his rival's throat