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Excellent Job Bill! I think You Rate as a Patriot!

  • Feb 24, 2011
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I have enjoyed Bill's show The Factor for several years now, especially his segment "Pinheads and Patriots." When I found out about this book I was thinking though I enjoy the brief segment each night, could he deliver a book that was as good. The answer is yes! What I really enjoyed about the book is that Bill explains that people can be both pinheads and patriots, meaning we all do noble and sometimes foolish things during our lifetime. It is the overall sum of what we do that gives us the overall label.

Bill uses both current figures (political and otherwise) as well as famous people in history and lets us know what they did for heartfelt reasons (patriot) and for selfish or stupid reasons (pinhead). He gives us a lot of insights and several presidents including copies of historical documents and letters. There is an interesting letter from President Eisenhower practically calling Robert Kennedy a "pinhead." Bill can't fathom why and goes on to defend why Kennedy was a "patriot." Bill distinguishes personal life issues(like Tiger Woods) from what people actually did for the public and humanity in coming up with his definition.

Other interesting letters include one from Teddy Roosevelt being very critical of Woodrow Wilson. I highly enjoyed this book and my only criticisms are that it was too short and also, Bill includes the text of his Obama interviews which I had already seen and could probably have gotten copies of elsewhere.

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February 24, 2011
I am usually not too much on politics but you have sparked my interest on this one. Thanks, Michael!
February 24, 2011
Thanks, what I didn't say about Bill is that people that usually criticize him quote him out of context or are basing their opinion on what somebody else said about him. I find that he leans slightly more to the conservative viewpoint but he give everyone credit where credit is due. For instance, he is not a big fan of the way the Obama presidency has gone but he gives Obama a lot of credit for the good things he has done. He seems to give everyone a fair shake.
 
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I think that Bill is beginning to get a bit "puffed up" with his own importance. This is criticism from someone who watches his program almost every day, but particularly on Wednesdays when it's "Miller Time". He churns books out at an alarming rate, and that may be the problem with this new one.      Bill takes his famous "pinhead or patriot" segment from the tail end of his show and has written a book about it. I wanted to say "an entire …
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When Bill O'Reilly interviewed then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential elections, the two had a lively debate about the nation's future.

Since that time, America has changed rapidly—some would even say seismically. And many believe these shifts are doing more than just rocking the political and social climate; they're rocking the American core.

What are these changes? Who, in addition to President Obama, have been the biggest forces behind them? What exactly do they mean for you, the everyday American citizen? How are they affecting your money, health, safety, freedom, and standing in this nation? Which are Pinheaded moves and which are truly Patriotic? In his latest spirited book, O'Reilly prompts further debate with the President and the American people on the current state of the union.

After five consecutive, no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is megabestsellers, you can count on Bill to offer blunt and constructive political commentary. And as he did in his popular memoir, he offers some introspection too, looking back at his own actions and those of past Pinheads and Patriots who have inspired a code of conduct for such taxing times.

As always, O'Reilly is fair, balanced, and uncompromisingly tough when guarding the American way. Only Pinheads would fail to fight for what they love most about this country or to embrace some measure of change to make it better. The rest of us Patriots will read this book to discover the difference ...

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ISBN-10: 0061950718
ISBN-13: 978-0061950711
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Genre: Nonfiction
Publisher: William Morrow
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