The Bookworm Thinker for 29 Oct. 2021

Welcome, all, on this date of 29 Oct.  On this day:

539 B.C. — Cyrus the Great of Persia invaded Babylon, and on this date, freed the captive and enslaved Israelites to return to their homeland, the story of which is recounted in the Holy Bible, Book of Ezra.

1682 A.D. — William Penn was given the right to settle in a large tract of land in the New World (encompassing modern Pennsylvania and Deleware) by King Charles II in payment of debts the King owed Penn’s father.  Penn, a Quaker, immediately set sail for the new world and, on this day, landed in what is now Chester, Pennsylvania.  He would lead the successful development of his lands as a place for religious freedom in the colonies.

1692 — A Court of Oyer and Terminer, meeting in Salem, Mass. and convened solely to hear evidence in the trials of witchcraft, was dissolved at the conclusion of the trials and following the deaths, most by execution, of nineteen people accused or convicted of being witches.  In the wake of the trials, as the moral panic subsided, the court’s allowance of so-called “spectral evidence” to convict the nineteen of witchcraft came under increasing attack.

Now on to the important part of this post.

Ms. Book W. Room, writing under the nom de guerre of Andrea Widburg, is employed by the conservative site, American Thinker, to edit submissions to the site and to write several daily posts of her own.  Below are her posts on this date.  Since commentary to the posts are restricted at American Thinker (long story), feel free to comment on the day’s offerings below.

Today’s Offerings:

Dan Bongino puts his career on the line over vaccine mandates

I discovered Dan Bongino’s podcast very early on, perhaps in 2016.  I liked the clarity with which he described political issues, his insights, and his ebullience.  Most of all, I liked his consistent principles.  “Dan,” I thought, “means what he says.”  Bongino’s fight with Cumulus Media, which syndicates his daily three-hour-long radio, proves that he really does live by his principles.  That’s why, despite being vaccinated himself, Bongino is threatening to pull out from Cumulus Media unless it revokes the vaccine mandates it imposed on all its employees. . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker


The Biden doctrine: America’s planned obsolescence

When Joe Biden ran for office, he did a good job of staying on message.  He would be the antidote to Trump’s “abnormal” presidency (never mind that the only abnormal thing was the leftist establishment’s furious and often illegal efforts to oust him).  Biden would be the calm, unifying leader.  This was a lie.  From his first day, Biden’s goal has been to upend every American institution, every American value, and America itself.  After nine months, it’s clear that the Biden doctrine is the planned obsolescence of America. . . .

Continue reading at American Thinker