Two huge booksellers, Amazon and Walmart, have already cut the price of Hillary Rodham Clinton´s 2016 tell-all by 40 percent -- and it isn´t even available yet. Set to be released Tuesday, both have priced "What Happened?" at $17.99. Publisher Simon and Schuster set a price of $30. Much of what´s in her book has already been reported on, thanks to leaked copies of the Democratic presidential candidate´s latest work. The price cut, however, has likely helped to boost sales. It is No. 1 on Amazon.
The 5 stages of grief and loss are: 1. Denial and isolation; 2. Anger; 3. Bargaining; 4. Depression; 5. Acceptance. People who are grieving do not necessarily go through the stages in the same order or experience all of them. Apparently she is still in phases 1-4. Her book pretty well gives evidence this is where she is at right now. Sadly #5 may never come. She will be the magnificent suffering victim of her self for ever more and denial will reign supreme.
People won´t buy it because ´copies have been leaked´. Bless their hearts they thought ahead and came up with a ready made excuse why the publisher is going to take a bath on this one. A pre-release profitability study may have been wise. But maybe the $3000 per person pricetag to listen to her whine spoliled the story. It was going to be a total shock that she blamed everthing and everybody but herself.
Buy the book? Are kidding, I´m still celebrating her statement that she is done with politics. Why would I buy her book? I can raise my blood pressure in a 1001 other ways at no cost. Now ask me if i would pay for her to leave and that is something to ponder. If she would offer to leave and take her daughter with her never to be heard from against, I´d buy a dozen of her books. Actually, I wouldn´t but don´t tell the smartest woman in the world that. I´ve always wondered about that line, smartest woman in the world, isn´t that a total slam on all women?
Here´s what will happen. Enough books have already been purchased wholesale and in bulk to keep it on the NYT Best Seller list for at least four months. After free copies have been given out to relatives and foreign donors no one else will actually buy the book.
You can find millions of copies polluting the oceans as the book nobody asked to be written and nobody will read, deep-sixed and swimming with the fishes.
Since only 40% look at Hillary favorably, that means 3/5 of the potential market probably wouldn´t consider buying her whining screed to begin with. The leaks show more of the same garbage that didn´t play well in the media when she finally sobered up and came out of the woods. In other words, she has nothing new to offer, which coincidentally was true about her campaign as well and "What Happened" is that the American People saw that truth.
Affirmative action privileges for blacks and (to a lesser extent) Hispanics have been a near-universal feature of college admissions for what is now approaching a half century. What have we learned since the late 1960s? Perhaps the strangest result is that the biggest winners from racial quotas have turned out to be blacks who aren’t descended from victimized American slaves but are instead descended from the slave peddlers, or from whites, or, as in the case of Barack Obama, from both. (Snip)Harvard, the alpha dog of academia, performed numerous quantitative studies during the 1970s about how far it could
The DACA issue compels us to confront our time’s either-or: patriotism or multiculturalism? We can’t have it both ways; which shall it be? Though it would have been unthinkable at any other period in history, most of the intellectual class chooses multiculturalism. Their preference, that is to say, is not for the interests of their own country, but for those of non-Americans. This is bizarre, for while patriotism, like so much else in human affairs, is a mixed thing—often crossing over into a crass and dangerous nationalism, for example—it does refer to actual practices and customs, embodied values whereby people
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The most nationalist speech given by an American to an international audience was—and remains—John F. Kennedy’s “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” speech. In it, Kennedy threatened the Soviet Union, an enemy of the United States. The Soviet Union menaced the United States with a massive arsenal of thermonuclear weapons. (Snip) Less than two decades after Germany laid waste to European Russia, Kennedy had uttered the unthinkable. He threatened Russia with a unified Germany. The effect was immediate. The German crowd’s wild reaction unsettled some observers. That was the sound of statesmanship.
Seems odd, doesn´t it, that a cable entertainment network devoted to bringing down the presidency of Donald Trump would suddenly -- out of nowhere -- report "Exclusive: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman," but there it is. As you will see, this story was given to CNN for a nefarious purpose. Note what was said and what was not said: (Snip) What was said: Some US investigators wiretapped. Some communications "sparked concern" Mueller "has been provided" A FISA was issued in 2014 What was not said: Who got the FISA Why Mueller got the information Whether they spied on Trump
BuzzFeed announced Monday it has hired a former CNN reporter who resigned after penning an unverified story, which the network was later forced to retract. In June, Thomas Frank wrote a story that alleged Congress was investigating President Donald Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci´s ties to a Russian investment fund, citing an anonymous source. Scaramucci and his lawyers immediately disputed the story, and threatened to sue. CNN soon had to apologize and retract the article, realizing it had failed to fully vet the story. The New York Times later reported that Frank´s single source had begun to waver on the story
Hillary Clinton compared herself to Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere on Tuesday, saying that she is “Paula Revere” sounding the alarm on Russian active measures during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Snip) In her interview, Clinton suggested that she has led the push to call out the Russian government and Russian president Vladimir Putin about their involvement in the U.S. election. “I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I’m a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere — I’m trying to sound the alarm about this,” Clinton said to a smattering of laughter and applause. Clinton’s
If you had plans for the weekend, a Christian numerologist says you won’t get to them because the world is about to end. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on Sept. 23 and, “a major part of the world will not be the same.” According to Meade, the mysterious rogue planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is on a collision course with Earth, which will bring world-ending tsunamis and earthquakes. The numerologist claims the dates of recent events like the Great American Solar Eclipse and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding of Texas were all marked in the Bible.
A new fifth grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary is asking students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom. Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack sent the request home in a letter to parents headlined "About Mx. Bressack." “... my pronouns are ´they, them, their´ instead of ´he, his, she, hers.´ I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural,” the letter reads, “but students catch on pretty quickly.” The letter also asks that students use “Mx.," (pronounced ´Mix´) when addressing the teacher rather than Mr. or Ms. The note alarmed some parents. In a post written Tuesday night in the Facebook group
Hillary Clinton´s "What Happened" had a big debut. Clinton´s book about her stunning loss in 2016 to Donald Trump sold more than 300,000 copies in the combined formats of hardcover, e-book and audio, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The book´s hardcover sales of 168,000 was the highest opening for any nonfiction release in five years, according to NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of retail print sales. Mark Owen´s "No Easy Day," a 2012 memoir about the killing of Osama bin Laden, sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week. Sales for "What Happened"
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In Federalist No. 68, his pseudonymous essay on “The Mode of Electing the President,” Alexander Hamilton wrote that the Electoral College could shield the United States “from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils.” (Snip) Hamilton and his colleagues never could have envisioned a year like 2016, when an enemy state—Russia—was able to manipulate America’s election process with stunning effectiveness. But it’s clear the national security rationale for the Electoral College is outdated and therefore it should be retired. Simply put, it enables foreign powers to more easily pierce the very shield Hamilton imagined