Happy Birthday, President #16

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“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”

-President Abraham Lincoln

I remember walking into Barnes & Nobles and being captivated by the jacket cover of this novel. I didn’t purchase the book, but thought it was a great concept. Everyone loves a secret history and a good conspiracy tale.

Then the movie…didn’t go to see that, either.

This review makes me believe I didn’t really miss much; and that the review is probably more entertainment than the movie itself:

Has anyone read the book or seen the movie? Thoughts?

And given that it really is Lincoln’s birthday, any thoughts on the historical Abraham Lincoln and his legacy?

13 Responses to “Happy Birthday, President #16”

  1. 1

    another vet

    I saw the movie. Lincoln killing vampires is probably more historically accurate than any of Oliver Stone’s or Michael Moore’s pieces of “cinema”. : )

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    Nanny G

    As far as vampire movies go, it was entertaining.
    But not something I’d see again.
    Happy Birthday, Abe.

    “Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it, is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks, and throes, and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume II, “Speech at Peoria, Illinois” (October 16, 1854)

    “…..a borrower is a slave to a lender.” Proverbs 22:7.
    We are almost all in debt to look at stats.
    America is DEEP in debt.
    ObamaCare forces servitude on some to care for others.
    Obama caters to the selfish because he is selfish.
    Obama is no Abe Lincoln.
    No wonder Obama tried to prevent Americans from seeing the Lincoln Memorial.

  3. 4

    James Raider

    @Nanny G: #2

    ObamaCare forces servitude on some to care for others.

    This is a discussion about clueless small minds of the W.H., but what they’re actually implementing, through their brilliant policies, is an imposition of permanent servitude on the very portion of the population which they pretend to be so caring of and which is the source of their core support.

    This Admin thinks that “Trinkets and Beads” today (a la Acorn, Obamacare, etc.) will save the social and economic degradation of millions who believe their disinfranchisement is someone else’s fault. The solutions imposed by the socialists are no solutions at all, but are evidence of limited vision and understanding of human nature.

    Supporters of these uneducated, uninsightful, and limited narcissists should ask themselves how the policies produced by the objects of their adoration will implact their own children and grandchildren — how will that free iPhone help them. The kings don’t care, their children will be fine. Yours? Well, who cares. And yah, . . . who cares?

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    @Nanny G:Rich Lowry has a great article in Fox News about Abe using the Declaration of Independence as a “guide post” and his ” political chart and inspiration”. It’s a good quick read.

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    The last budget that Bush signed had the largest deficit. As far as the debt goes we are borrowing money now at what is effectively a negative interest rate.

  6. 7

    Bill Burris

    @john: That is not true and, besides, over half that last deficit of the Bush budgets was TARP (happily supported by Obama) and that has been paid back. What Obama did with the money is anyone’s guess.

    From 2004 to 2008, the Bush administration was reducing the deficits. Obama can only manage to reduce the gigantic deficits (in the trillions) that he racks up; no net reduction of spending.

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    Actually, I thought the movie was great: It showed Lincoln as a man willing to fight evil on many levels, instead of a plaster saint…and it was one of the only films I saw that portrayed Mary Lincoln as a good woman instead of a hysterical nincompoop. The plot was nonsense, such as the idea that Picket’s charge was zombies who only were killed because Mary raided the WH silverware…

    And I usually hate zombie movies.
    And “unlike other (Lincoln) movies, he was portrayed by an American” (to paraphrase Robin Hood Men in Tights).

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    An outrageous story should have the reader’s confidence; the denouement can then leave the reader completely aghast and bewildered at his own gullibility. Obama has prematurely played out his string, and the American voter is realizing the harsh reality of being a rube to the concept of a manufactured man. If only the audacity of Obama had been exposed, on the cover, like the absurdity of, “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Killer.”



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