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The Truth (with jokes) (2005)

by Al Franken

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A work of political satire draws on a wide range of resources to expose the mendacity of the Bush administration and its conservative Republican supports.
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Read some time ago so I don't really remember much. I assume I liked it since I kept it several years. I think it is a shame that Franken was railroaded out of the Senate on such specious grounds. ( )
  ritaer | Feb 21, 2021 |
"The Truth (With Jokes)" is long on both the truth AND the jokes. Al Franken, the author of such hard-hitting (and also very funny) books as "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" and "Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at The Right" and now Senator Franken from Minnesota, hit another one out of the park. Less funny the the other political texts I mentioned, it is a much more series book on the state of politics, and political malfeasance in particular, in America. Though particularly damning of the Bush Jr. administration, he has criticisms to spare for all Right-wing blowhards, nut-jobs and criminals who are ruining our country here at home and ruining our reputation abroad. While the conservative movement is what is wrong with this country, Senator Franken is a breath of fresh air and hopefully a movement in the "right (meaning correct in this instance)" direction.

Read this book to learn the truth (and jokes)!

Power to the Liberals! ( )
1 vote ThothJ | Dec 4, 2015 |
"The Truth (With Jokes)" is long on both the truth AND the jokes. Al Franken, the author of such hard-hitting (and also very funny) books as "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" and "Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at The Right" and now Senator Franken from Minnesota, hit another one out of the park. Less funny the the other political texts I mentioned, it is a much more series book on the state of politics, and political malfeasance in particular, in America. Though particularly damning of the Bush Jr. administration, he has criticisms to spare for all Right-wing blowhards, nut-jobs and criminals who are ruining our country here at home and ruining our reputation abroad. While the conservative movement is what is wrong with this country, Senator Franken is a breath of fresh air and hopefully a movement in the "right (meaning correct in this instance)" direction.

Read this book to learn the truth (and jokes)!

Power to the Liberals! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
"The Truth (With Jokes)" is long on both the truth AND the jokes. Al Franken, the author of such hard-hitting (and also very funny) books as "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot" and "Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at The Right" and now Senator Franken from Minnesota, hit another one out of the park. Less funny the the other political texts I mentioned, it is a much more series book on the state of politics, and political malfeasance in particular, in America. Though particularly damning of the Bush Jr. administration, he has criticisms to spare for all Right-wing blowhards, nut-jobs and criminals who are ruining our country here at home and ruining our reputation abroad. While the conservative movement is what is wrong with this country, Senator Franken is a breath of fresh air and hopefully a movement in the "right (meaning correct in this instance)" direction.

Read this book to learn the truth (and jokes)!

Power to the Liberals! ( )
  ThothJ | Dec 3, 2015 |
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He is really quite witty—which is much better than being funny—when he is being purely political. But he is barely even funny when funny is all he is trying to be.
 
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For two corageous women: My Mom, Phoebe Knust Franken, and my Mother-in-Law, Frances Doyle Bryson. Thanks for my life and my wife.
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