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Iris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-16-10 10:01 AM
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81. are you serious? It's a gimmick.
Publishing is just as market-oriented as any other business. Whoever published this saw an opportunity to separate a bunch of dumb asses from their money and took it.
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  -Remember that 14 Year Old Smartass Jonathan Krohn - he's Written a Book RamboLiberal  Feb-15-10 11:39 AM   #0 
  - He's got that kind of Kristol-face that you'd just like  annabanana   Feb-15-10 11:41 AM   #1 
  - A 14 year old kid in a power suit and red tie  Warpy   Feb-15-10 11:41 AM   #2 
  - That would be an FBCEOA uniform--  Skidmore   Feb-15-10 12:30 PM   #36 
     - FBCEOA would assume that he'll have something resembling a real job.  superduperfarleft   Feb-15-10 12:32 PM   #38 
     - "think-tank"?!?  A HERETIC I AM   Feb-15-10 02:53 PM   #64 
        - Remember Douglas Feith?  superduperfarleft   Feb-15-10 02:57 PM   #66 
           - Think tanks also require dirty tricksters.  arcadian   Feb-16-10 12:56 PM   #103 
     - Ha! Remember when parents used to tell their kids "One day you can  salguine   Feb-16-10 10:14 AM   #83 
  - I see he has already mastered The Conservative Look Of Smugness.  phantom power   Feb-15-10 11:42 AM   #3 
  - You're right; when he stands still I'll bet he leaves a puddle of smug. And yet I can't  salguine   Feb-16-10 10:18 AM   #85 
  - What a gut-wrenching disease  izquierdista   Feb-15-10 11:42 AM   #4 
  - Figures. They're all about 14 emotionally.  NC_Nurse   Feb-15-10 11:43 AM   #5 
  - That's right - he's peaked  Canuckistanian   Feb-15-10 05:50 PM   #76 
  - Poor kid  Blue Owl   Feb-15-10 11:44 AM   #6 
  - So much for the adults being charged?  arcadian   Feb-15-10 11:44 AM   #7 
  - The little turd will be infiltrating Acorn dressed as a pimp within 5 years......  piratefish08   Feb-15-10 11:44 AM   #8 
  - Alex Keaton?  demtenjeep   Feb-15-10 11:45 AM   #9 
  - What a CHUD. His writing style is pretentious and has too much emphasis on 'sounding smart'  That Is Quite Enough   Feb-15-10 11:46 AM   #10 
  - Precisely, reminds me of a Homer line  spoony   Feb-15-10 12:46 PM   #46 
  - It does kind of have the whiff of fraud about it, dunnit?  salguine   Feb-16-10 10:19 AM   #86 
  - Brainwashing from birth will do that to you.  HeresyLives   Feb-15-10 11:47 AM   #11 
  - What's a Jewish Christian??  RockaFowler   Feb-15-10 11:50 AM   #14 
  - LOL I have no idea.  HeresyLives   Feb-15-10 12:08 PM   #24 
  - It's like Carl Sagan being a Jewish atheist, but then add the belief in Christianity  JVS   Feb-15-10 12:17 PM   #28 
  - I'll go with that. LOL  HeresyLives   Feb-15-10 12:31 PM   #37 
  - Just FYI  Hawkeye-X   Feb-15-10 01:42 PM   #54 
     - FYI...it depends on your flavor of Judaism  Joe the Revelator   Feb-15-10 05:08 PM   #70 
        - That's true. I was thinking on my sect - the Orthodox  Hawkeye-X   Feb-15-10 05:30 PM   #73 
  - A Jewish Christian?  aquart   Feb-15-10 12:33 PM   #40 
  - "Too offset being gifted, his family sent him to Christian schools..."  gmoney   Feb-15-10 12:47 PM   #47 
  - even the spectator hates it. this review is hysterical  cali   Feb-15-10 11:47 AM   #12 
  - He ultimately didn't get chosen to play Michael Banks in Mary Poppins  Berry Cool   Feb-15-10 12:22 PM   #30 
  - "If it wasn't for life, would we not surely all be dead?" - Poor pathetic republicons  SpiralHawk   Feb-15-10 12:29 PM   #35 
  - "Does not life keep all of us alive?" Holy motherfucking shit. nt  Codeine   Feb-15-10 12:33 PM   #39 
  - What was Palin doing 15 years ago?  Sabriel   Feb-16-10 09:18 AM   #78 
  - Does not life keep all of us alive? If it wasn't for life would we not surely be dead?  Maru Kitteh   Feb-15-10 02:30 PM   #57 
  - He still has time to eat many more paint chips....  LeftHander   Feb-16-10 11:01 AM   #92 
  - You owe me a keyboard  dflprincess   Feb-16-10 12:41 PM   #101 
  - but that was for his first book -- I'm sure this, his second, is much better.  fishwax   Feb-16-10 11:40 AM   #95 
  - conservatism is very 14 year oldish philosophy. it is highly appropriate that children  La Lioness Priyanka   Feb-15-10 11:47 AM   #13 
  - "it is extremely appropriate that a 14 year old kid is defining conservatism"  jdp349   Feb-15-10 12:10 PM   #25 
  - Not necessarily. My 10-year-old liberal Semetic Christian son  Kalyke   Feb-15-10 12:26 PM   #33 
  - Spot on. Moreover, he's being used as a human shield.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-16-10 10:38 AM   #87 
  - Neo-Nazi Youth?  RedG1   Feb-15-10 11:50 AM   #15 
  - Looks like another Nazi Youth member to me.  Joe Bacon   Feb-15-10 11:51 AM   #16 
  - Not written by him, written for him.  Gold Metal Flake   Feb-15-10 11:51 AM   #17 
  - You beat me to it.  DFW   Feb-15-10 11:55 AM   #19 
  - Judging from this, he wrote it himself.  cali   Feb-15-10 12:04 PM   #23 
     - "If it wasn't for life would we not surely be dead?"  Berry Cool   Feb-15-10 12:25 PM   #32 
     - Woah man, that's like totally deep.  SemiCharmedQuark   Feb-15-10 12:42 PM   #44 
     - You make a strong arguement, but consider this:  Gold Metal Flake   Feb-15-10 12:59 PM   #50 
     - .......  cali   Feb-15-10 02:27 PM   #56 
     - +1000  lukasahero   Feb-15-10 02:33 PM   #59 
     - That just hurts my head  lukasahero   Feb-15-10 02:32 PM   #58 
     - Yup. It has the tone of a child led to believe his is "special," smarter, and knows more than  Maru Kitteh   Feb-15-10 02:36 PM   #60 
  - I'm sure he'll show his love for the country by joining the military in 4 years.  Vickers   Feb-15-10 11:51 AM   #18 
  - Jut what I was thinking.  DiverDave   Feb-15-10 12:12 PM   #27 
  - I was into politics by 16....but I was more left leaning.  Jennicut   Feb-15-10 11:56 AM   #20 
  - Jennicut, Cali posted an excerpt from this upthread. It is beyond childish writing.  KittyWampus   Feb-15-10 12:28 PM   #34 
     - LOL! I have some stuff written from that time, circa 1992. Maybe I can sell it.  Jennicut   Feb-15-10 02:20 PM   #55 
  - wonder if Rush Limbaugh keeps that picture by his bed, next to his hand lotion and kleenex?  Donnachaidh   Feb-15-10 11:57 AM   #21 
  - Just goes to show...  Birthmark   Feb-15-10 12:03 PM   #22 
  - Not only that, but if Sarah Palin wants to read it, he promised to help her with the big words!  11 Bravo   Feb-15-10 12:10 PM   #26 
  - Narrative, talking point, posturing  FlyByNight   Feb-15-10 12:20 PM   #29 
  - All of this political stuff starts getting pretty transparent after awhile.  coti   Feb-15-10 12:37 PM   #43 
  - Who is this little smartass?  Blue_In_AK   Feb-15-10 12:23 PM   #31 
  - Yea, OK.  ellie   Feb-15-10 12:34 PM   #41 
  - So, with Beck not working out as the next William F. Buckley, this is the new heir apparent?  hatrack   Feb-15-10 12:36 PM   #42 
  - I'm afraid his writing style will be too advanced for most conservatives to follow.  Blue-Jay   Feb-15-10 12:45 PM   #45 
  - The paste eating little twerp is just begging for a swirlie. nt  Cheap_Trick   Feb-15-10 12:55 PM   #48 
  - Q: "Where the hell are the liberal books?"  trotsky   Feb-15-10 12:58 PM   #49 
  - Well  Mixopterus   Feb-15-10 01:19 PM   #51 
  - jmowreader's review: OMG this is bad  jmowreader   Feb-15-10 01:29 PM   #52 
  - I don't think he's old enough to even know what a communist is.  LAGC   Feb-16-10 10:39 AM   #88 
  - I can't wait for Cenk to mock him again!  JVS   Feb-15-10 01:35 PM   #53 
  - In a couple of years, he will discover pot (if he already hasn't)...  Javaman   Feb-15-10 02:40 PM   #61 
  - Doubtful. He's the kind of kid no one that gets high wants to get high with.  A HERETIC I AM   Feb-15-10 02:49 PM   #63 
     - Right now he's like that, but as soon as he goes away to college...  Javaman   Feb-15-10 04:08 PM   #68 
        - On the other hand...  A HERETIC I AM   Feb-15-10 04:56 PM   #69 
           - Yeah, begrudgingly, I have to agree. He does have the "buzz kill" aura around him. nt  Javaman   Feb-16-10 08:43 AM   #77 
           - His parents will probably homeschool him through college too.  Maru Kitteh   Feb-16-10 01:56 PM   #106 
  - Sadly, he's the most matoor Republican I've seen in a while.  hisownpetard   Feb-15-10 02:43 PM   #62 
  - I hope this is a joke, like Colbert satire. The expert of his letter is pathetic.  MissMarple   Feb-15-10 02:57 PM   #65 
  - Well Newt says he is sure to be looked on as a future leader of his generation.....so he's got that  Monk06   Feb-15-10 04:03 PM   #67 
  - Now there's a kid who needs a good wedgie before he's stuffed into his locker.  The Velveteen Ocelot   Feb-15-10 05:13 PM   #71 
  - Remember, Hillary was a Goldwater girl in '64.  ashling   Feb-15-10 05:19 PM   #72 
  - Remember, Goldwater was pro-choice and favored gay rights.  Maru Kitteh   Feb-16-10 12:57 PM   #104 
     - I don't think Goldwater  ashling   Feb-16-10 11:21 PM   #107 
  - Daddy's little walking parrot, I suspect.  Marr   Feb-15-10 05:37 PM   #74 
  - I suspect you have struck the proverbial nail on its cranium.  farmout rightarm   Feb-15-10 05:39 PM   #75 
  - it is kind of impressive though, having a book published at 14 years old.  crazyjoe   Feb-16-10 09:37 AM   #79 
  - are you serious? It's a gimmick.  Iris   Feb-16-10 10:01 AM   #81 
  - These books are typically funded by conservative foundations.  Liberal In Texas   Feb-16-10 10:15 AM   #84 
  - You should be as skeptical of this kid as you are of global warming.  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Feb-16-10 10:56 AM   #91 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-16-10 01:34 PM   #105 
  - he self published  fishwax   Feb-16-10 11:51 AM   #98 
  - What kind of person would read this book?  Iris   Feb-16-10 09:59 AM   #80 
  - "Experience is knowledge."  kentuck   Feb-16-10 10:04 AM   #82 
  - And people wonder why conservative thought is not taken seriously. nt  mix   Feb-16-10 10:47 AM   #89 
  - I predict he'll be in gay porn before he's 20.  Touchdown   Feb-16-10 10:47 AM   #90 
  - Conservative Jones LIVES!!  HughBeaumont   Feb-16-10 11:04 AM   #93 
  - Bwahaha! "The left's factions include, but are not limited to ...  muriel_volestrangler   Feb-16-10 11:19 AM   #94 
  - This Little Reaganite reminds me of my Nephew  igfoth   Feb-16-10 11:43 AM   #96 
  - Dupe Message  igfoth   Feb-16-10 11:44 AM   #97 
  - in a few months i'll see this book sold in the bargain bin for $1  alp227   Feb-16-10 12:12 PM   #99 
  - Poor kid. Of course conservatives rarely wake up so he'll never know how  superconnected   Feb-16-10 12:15 PM   #100 
  - Anybody Really Believe He Wrote That Letter?  ProfessorGAC   Feb-16-10 12:44 PM   #102 
  - This excerpt from Krohn's book reminded me of a quote from Dan Quayle  Urban Prairie   Feb-17-10 12:48 AM   #108 
 

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