Author Archives: Susan Shannon

Book Review: “Voyage of the Mind Carriers” by Gary Wolf

“Voyage of the Mind Carriers”

There is only one way so much novel could be squeezed into such a thin book: prose so tight it squeaks. Right from the get-go, “Voyage of the Mind Carriers”, written by Gary Wolf, vortexes the reader right into the opening scene of the novel- a lush N.Y. city socialite party. “Voyage of the Mind Read the rest of this entry


What Do I Believe In?

I believe first and foremost in the power, righteousness and worthiness of God – the Great I Am- to be worshipped.

Yes, worshipped. Worship goes against the grain of the American spirit, which is why I believe we are so easily tempted to reject the notion of God. We rebelled against worship when we refused to recognize the Pope and the King of England as our kings. Why? Because God created every man equal and hence, no man Read the rest of this entry

Anna Paquin Talks About Being Bisexual: Great.

Anna Paquin Talks About Being Bisexual: Great.. Read the rest of this entry

Deperate Media Sharks Find Some Chum: Bachmann Cures Gays

If Bachmann Scares the Media-Owning Elite This Much, I'll Vote For Her!

The media barrage against Michele Bachmann reminds me of sharks who have finally come upon some chum in the water. They have been restlessly circling for months now- waiting and watching, waiting and watching. Finding nothing, they attacked her looks, her intelligence, her religion (can you imagine them attacking a Muslim candidate’s religion? Ha!) and now, finally, their prayers have been answered.

In the Absence of Proof, The Desperate News Elite Must Make Things Up Against Bachmann

Or, at least that is what they would have you believe. Chris Matthews on MSNBC, Anderson Cooper on CNN, Jon Stewart on his comedy show- oh, you know the list by now- have all been flinging accusations of cruelty, dishonesty & hate at both Sen. Bachmann & her husband over an undercover ‘sting’ video that shows a counselor from the Bachmann religious clinic attempting to help a person who no longer wanted to act or think gay.

The funny this is this: they never show the whole interview. They literally show about 5 second sound bites that to me, are relatively harmless. The counselor is heard to say things like homosexual behavior can be stopped through prayer and techniques, homosexual thoughts can be replaced by heterosexual thoughts through practice and prayer, and that the counselor admits to not being an expert in the area. The counselor is upbeat, encouraging and positive in the clips shown. The session seems extremely loose and unscripted and seem to be part of a much longer conversation which is never shown. I wonder why? Not once is the counselor seen to negate the person in the interview. Not once is the counselor seen to say that the person was ‘wrong’ or bad in any way to practice homosexuality. Not once does the counselor say that homosexuality is a sin.

Buy Your Guns Now- Big Ones. And Lots of Bullets.

I can’t believe I just said that. But I did. As a result of the Fast n Furious Debacle, Eric Holder (or should I say, Obama) has just ordered the Justice Department to take away our Second Amendment rights- you know, the right to bear arms- the right to raise a private militia, the right to stand up to our own government should it become tyrannical? Yeah, that one.