Amazon seems to have "updated" its search algorithms past the breaking point. I'm hearing about a LOT of books that have disappeared from both search results and Author pages.
Including mine, which is extremely annoying.

From Carol Swain

Let me tell you how my story ends: I become a tenured, award-winning professor of political science at an Ivy League university, and then at one of the leading universities in the South.

Now let me tell you how my story begins: I grow up in rural Virginia, literally dirt poor. I drop out of school in the eighth grade and have three children by the time I'm 20.

You know, it's not very reassuring when you mention the "money printer go brrr" meme and the tax lady laughs and says "EXACTLY!"

maybe pokemon cards can be our new scrip currency...

Are we seriously going to get all the way to midnight tonight with Biden still president?😑

@pamby1 @justhuman @Areopagus2020 As a student of biology, with a degree and interest for many years. The idea of using the term race to describe a species always struck me as stupid. There is no such thing as race and there are also no human sub-species. A species is determined by a unique DNA genome and the ability to interbreed across the gene pool with sexually viable offspring. This is why Donkeys and Horses that interbreed produce Mules which are sterile. So these are defined species. 1/

I'm not even *that* anon here 😑 but i feel like i'm going to explode if I don't say something somewhere.
This is all so stupid!

I'm on probably about a dozen social media platforms and there's not one (except this, my most anon) that I can come on and admit to being frustrated.
Recall Newsom, open CA, and print my dadgum books already I've been waiting over a year and now my new novel is stuck too! Everyone I know is ordering print copies that I have almost completely lost faith in ever arriving.
I'd have had more luck waiting for them to ship via the Suez canal.


"Hollywood will only remain woke as long as it doesn't affect the bottom line."

This is incorrect. Hollywood has been "woke" for decades, and continues to churn out leftist duds that no one wants to see. They bury these losses with creative accounting.

They have been doing this successfully for the entire 40 years I have worked in Hollywood.

Hollywood will not change. There are a few alternative avenues.

Want food from a shelter?
Sure, sign your gunz away.
No Gov. Healthcare?
Sorry Charlie.
Sign this CONTRACT you'll put your kidz in THEIR CRT Approved School or languish & die.
This was where those "very rich & very stupid people" were always headed.
Getting EVERYONE plugged into THEIR digital System.
Addicted to it.
As they ensure the Middle Class is ground to dust.
Ultra Rich lording over the Ultra Dependent WORKER DRONES.

There's better stuff out there. Don't let pundits tell you there isn't. They make their living complaining. If they acknowledged solutions, they'd be out of a job.
Conservatives are most definitely creative and are creating, as are many other talented indies who aren't sold out to the entertainment cult.
Seek them out. You'll have a happier, healthier mind with a real diversity of thought. And your feedback will sustain them and make a real difference in the culture. ❤️

You. Personally. Today.
Your like, positive review, five star rating, or recommendation matters.
It will mean the world to an indie creator, who's been working hard to produce the best for *you,* not for the agenda.
We need real diversity to cure our sick culture. This monoculture of corporate media we're flooded with now is infested with reality-denying insanity. Women aren't better fighters than men, men can't become women, dads aren't buffoons, Christians aren't evil, and YOU aren't stupid.

Most of our votes go to negate fraud. We need overwhelming, staggering majorities to overcome bad actors in our elections.
The same is true every single day whenever we watch a show or read a book or listen to the radio.
Please, think on this. Don't be put off by bad reviews. Find out for yourself what's good. And don't be intimidated by what other people say. Write your reviews. You are allowed to like what you like and smaller publishers and indies need you.
Your entertainment IS the culture.

Everything you put in your mind is important, including entertainment.
Don't assume that good work gets good reviews without you.
We have learned that the opposition to reality and normalcy is rabid in their zeal to tear down anything good, true, and beautiful. People who speak the truth get canceled. Writers discovered to harbor the "wrong" sympathies get their books bombed by bad reviews. Actors who aren't more marxist than Marx himself are campaigned against until they're fired.

Don't think that your favorite novel or tv show or band doesn't matter. It matters to YOU, and without visible, vocal support, it might disappear.
Hollywood, traditional publishing, big labels, are all making CRAP on purpose to force you to settle for crappy entertainment. They aren't entertaining you. They want you to pay for the privilege of your re-education via propaganda.
But you don't have to settle. There's so much indie talent out there, and they need you.

If it's not time for local elections and you can't get on the school board and you have all the volunteering you can handle, there are more outlets for your desire to change this increasingly stupid world.
And those fools in Hollyweird and Silicon Valley have given us the tools to do it.
It's easy. Right at our fingertips.
Ratings. Reviews. Likes.
Aggressively and positively promote everything you truly do agree with. Don't miss the significance of your opinion against the mass of craziness.

There are thousands of opportunities to speak up & contribute to outnumbering the weirdos driving discourse in this country.
You don't have to settle for what the media tells you is the popular thing. You can find - and help make visible - better alternatives to everything.
You can't take it for granted that the stuff pushed as "popular" actually *is* popular.
Clearly, it's NOT.
It's not you being weird if you aren't a fan of crappy mainstream entertainment. They're purposely making crap.

"The election is over! The fraud is installed! Time to give up! Never voting again!"
has the same energy as "The culture war is over! There's no point in trying for awards! It's all rigged!"
Well, they aren't *all* *entirely* rigged. A few indies can still get through. This is not the time to surrender.
*Anything* out there that's possible to vote on or sign a petition for or leave an opinion on is FAIR GAME NOW.
Don't sit down and shut up! Make it clear that you exist!

Regarding last night's Beard Blather random acts of kindness...

Katharine Hepburn, in her own words:

“Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus.

Finally, there was only one other family between us and the ticket counter. This family made a big impression on me.
There were eight children, all probably under the age of 12. The way they were dressed, you could tell they didn't have a lot of money, but their clothes were neat and clean.


Can you imagine working for a company that has a little more than 500 employees and has the following statistics:

* 29 have been accused of spousal abuse
* 7 have been arrested for fraud
* 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
* 117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
* 3 have done time for assault
* 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
* 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
* 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
* 21 are currently defendants in lawsuits
* 84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year...

Can you guess which organization this is?

Give up yet?

Its the 535 members of the United States Congress.

The same group that crank out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

You gotta pass this on.....
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