David Huntwork

The Holy Land - A Book Review
Preparedness: Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst
Wikileaks War
The Rise of the Tea Party
Why I Signed The Manhattan Declaration
Boycott The One
Into a Twisted Future with Gary Wolf
We Shall Not Go Quietly Into The Night
Dancing Under the Ugandan Skies - A Book Review
The 99 Most Memorable, Interesting and Outrageous Political Quotes of 2008
Obama's Natural Born Problem
The Giggle Monster Lost His Giggle (A children's story)
Victory at any Price
The History of the Huntwork Clan
Palin and those "scary" Christians
Our "Little Barracuda"
Civility at Saddleback
The Top Ten Reasons Obama Should Not Be President
The Coming Fascist State
You're to Blame for Everything
Hillary's Close Call
The Jerry Springer Party
Christianity, Obama, Identity Politics and Liberation Theology
Tis the Season to be PC
I Am NOT An Animal
The Sad Saga of Amanda Marcotte
The Left attempts to define Political Correctness
In Defense of Blackwater and the Modern Day Merc
Some Thoughts on the Senate Sleepover and the Iraq War
The Salt Lake Shooter and Sudden Jihad Syndrome
Successes and Setbacks in the "Long War"
The Rise of the Anti-Jihadists
The Little Boy and the Magic Snowman (A Children's Story)
Exploiting Children in the Name of Climate Change
Workshop of the Second Self: A Book Review
The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan
2996: A tribute to the victims of 9-11
Myths (and Truths) of the Illegal Immigration Invasion
Out of Control Teacher Reinstated after Anti-US Rant
Alternating Worlds: A Book Review
Defending Christmas
The Execution of Terri Schiavo
The Saga of SpongeBob SquarePants
Civility at Saddleback
Embedded Reporters: A Bad Idea
Death of a Monster: Yasser Arafat
Immigrations Unarmed Invasion
Post 47 and RAthERGATE
September 11th: Lives Lost and Lessons Learned
An Alliance of Evil
The Holy Land - A Book Review
The Nature of the Enemy
The Embracer: A Book Review
Final Battle of the Culture Wars
They Say Trevor Made a Mockery of MLK Day
Did You Lie to Your Kids at Christmas?
The Twists and Turns of the Jessica Lynch Story
Valley of the Dry Bones
Rush and Race
What's Wrong with the Caucasion Club?
The Seductive Temptress
A Just War
Living the Bill of Rights
The Institutionalism of Liberalism
Triumph of the Bush Doctrine
New Alliances for a New Century
The Real Reason for the Iraq War
The Family Historian
There Once Was A Little Brown Bug (A Children's Story)
Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan
The U.N. Agenda
Powell the Pacifist

The Holy Land is a work of science fiction by Dr. Robert Zubrin. It is a piercing, satirical look at the "problems" of the Middle East and modern terrorism. Dr. Zubrin weaves a spell of politics, history and current events into an unforgettable and striking science fiction story. It is a vicious indictment against those who praise what I like to call the “baby butcher belly bombers” and the culture of death and religion of genocide that they espouse. After reading The Holy Land you will never look at “The War on Terror” the same way again.

The insanity and tortured twists and turns of the modern nightmare of religious terror are explored in a unique way in The Holy Land. It is a futuristic alternative universe where the ancient Minervan people have returned to their ancestral land in Kennewick, Washington. Relocated by their sometimes liberator and protector, the Western Galactic Empire, the Minervans are ruthlessly targeted by the United States Government who utilizes religious furor and Christian “ideals” to sacrifice their children as martyrs in a holy war.

The use of science fiction to address the complicated hatreds and geopolitical intrigues of 9-11,
Islamic terrorism, rogue regimes, racial profiling, petroleum politics, holy war, political corruption and the role of the United States and Israel is done with skill and clarity. The freedom to explore these issues in a new and innovative format brings a fresh perspective for both those who follow political issues closely as well as those who desire more education and knowledge on these subjects.

This is one of the most unique books I have ever read and it belongs in genre all its own. I found The Holy Land to be a remarkably easy read with excellent attention to character development as well as filled with fun, conjectural details of remarkably advanced civilizations. An extremely difficult subject is dealt with in an exciting, interesting and often humorous way.

The Holy Land is a must read for all those who seek to understand the nuances of the Israeli-Palestinian question or are befuddled by the lack of common sense in the “War on Terror”. It should certainly be read for those who espouse the establishment of a Palestinian state or excuse the slaughter of civilians as a political tactic and legitimate weapon against “occupation”. Check your politically correct baggage at the door before you read this book. Dr. Zubrin pulls no punches and there are few who won’t find something to be offended about, as well as some amazing truths, buried within its pages. The Holy Land is political satire at its best.

The author of The Holy Land, Dr. Robert Zubrin, is an internationally-renowned astronautical engineer and the acclaimed author of The Case for Mars, which Arthur C. Clarke called “the most comprehensive account of the past and future of Mars that I have ever encountered.” NASA has adopted many of the features of his humans-to-Mars mission plan. Dr. Zubrin is a former senior engineer at Lockheed Martin and is president and founder of Pioneer Astronautics, a successful space technology research and development firm. He is also the author of the non-fiction book Entering Space: Creating a Spacefaring Civilization, Mars on Earth, and the hard science fiction novel First Landing.

The Holy Land is published by Polaris books and is available on www.Amazon.com . Autographed copies can also be requested through http://www.polarisbooks.net . The Holy Land is political satire at its best and has earned its spot in my bookcase.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

- President Ronald Reagan

 ”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”

—William F. Buckley Jr.

"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?” 

"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers. It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make all men equal in His sight. "

Dwight D. Eisenhower

"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."

- Orson Scott Card

"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!'  'You can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight of the human race. "

-Ann Coulter

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
-Samuel Adams