• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower

Obama Claim American Oil Companies Cooking the Books for Proftis….another Obamalie

No evidence whatsoever exists.    Obama deceit habit….attack for publicity And  hem, dodge, and run.   Click here for the Obama claim:  http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/17/obama_to_congress_fund_regulators_to_watch_manipulation_of_oil_markets.html

However, Obama did cheapen the dollar by printing  worth less money….is it two or three trillion dollars worth of new papaer money?   and then there is the added problem ithat more and more American dollars are going overseas to our Middle East enemies to bring their oil home when we could be energy efficient with an expansion of dirlling and refining.

Obama lies again when he brags publicly that he is reponsible for the modest increase in oil production since his grab for the presidency.   The increase has had nothing to do with Obama,  mouth or action.   He had been poison to all fossil fuel production.   Oil production has increased despite Obama hostility to oil production because the price of oil is going up and old fields and pumpings are  edging toward  a greater chance to become profitable.

Every time Obama opens his mouth in public he speaks dishonestly or deceitfully twisting words which will persuade the voting public the 44th  American president is ‘on top of things’.    Obama  is a habitual con artist and as he himself dexribed this talent..  He ‘leads from behind’.

“Do You Have Proof Of Illegal Activity In Oil Markets?”   an Obamamouth at a  Whte House press converence was asked

The spokesman answers on behalf of Obama, Obamalike:    Click below:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/04/17/cnn_at_wh_briefing_do_you_have_proof_of_illegal_activity_in_oil_markets.html

Timely Note from MN Congressman Erik Paulsen about Tax Freedom Day

Dear Friend:

Well, you only have a few hours left to send your hard-earned tax dollars to the IRS!  Ironically, today also marks Tax Freedom Day, the day when American’s have earned enough to pay all their taxes for the year. 
 
This year, it took the American worker 107 days to be able to pay what he/she owes to Uncle Sam, four days more than it took last year. Three and a half months of your work just so the government can pay for its bad spending habits!
 
With this in mind, it’s unconscionable to think that the Democrats in the Senate and President Obama want to raise your taxes even more.  Heck, if they get their way, Tax Freedom Day next year could be well into summer! 
 
You know it and I know it -Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem. As Americans file their taxes to the government, we are reminded just how bad it is.  It is clear that raising taxes is not the answer to the problems that we face. 
Yet, Washington Democrats continue to push for tax increases on hardworking Americans, claiming the government needs to step in to promote “fairness.”
 
Reigning in wasteful spending and being a responsible steward of your money continues to be top priorities for me.  I believe we must give everyone the opportunity for success and reward hard work. We have a fight ahead in November that will dictate the future of our country – and with your support we can turn the tide, and get government out of your wallets. 
 

Roger Kimball at Pajamas Media Reviews a N.Y. Times Stupidity

STALKED BY STUPIDITY  by Roger Kimball

about the New York Times article:  

Consider “Young, Black, Male, and Stalked by Bias,” an op-ed by Brent Staples.

As regular readers of Roger’s Rules know, I do not often read our former paper of record.  The only time I tend to encounter the New York Times in propria persona is when I visit friends in Northwest Connecticut. Being an early riser, I motor down to a local emporium to collar the papers and the needful for breakfast.  Since this happens only every few months, my view of the paper’s devolution is dramatized by a sort of time-lapse effect. If you were subjected to the paper day in and day out, I reckon you wouldn’t notice the degradation quite so vividly.

Consider “Young, Black, Male, and Stalked by Bias,” an op-ed by Brent Staples. Here’s how the piece opens:

The door to the subway train slides open, revealing three tall, young black men, crowding the entrance, with hooded sweatshirts pulled up over downward-turned faces; boxer shorts billowing out of over-large, low-slung jeans; and sneakers with the laces untied.

Your response to the look — and to this trio on the subway — depends in part on the context, like the time of day, but especially on how you feel about young, male blackness.

If it unsettles you — as it does many people — you never get beyond the first impression. But those of us who are not reflexively uncomfortable with blackness  . . .

Got that? If you are unsettled by thuggish looking teenagers who happen to be black, you are racist.  “Young black men,” says Staples, “know that in far too many settings they will be seen not as individuals, but as the ‘other,’ . . .”  Here’s a piece of advice for Brent Staples: if you want to be treated with respect, dress and act in a way that invites it. It doesn’t matter if you are black, white, yellow, or polka-dotted: if you dress in a minatory way, people—if they are sane—will regard you with suspicion.

“Society’s message to black boys,” continues Staples, is “ ‘we fear you and view you as dangerous.’ ”  No: society’s message to black, white, and yellow boys is “if you act in a way that seems threatening, we will view you as threatening.”

Quoth Staples: “the toxic connotations that the culture has associated with blackness have been embedded in thought, language and social convention for hundreds of years.” Wrong again, Brent.  The “toxic connotations” have to do with the toxic behavior of certain segments of the population.  When Jesse Jackson hears footsteps behind him, looks around, and feels relieved when he sees the person behind him is white, it is not because he is racist but because the instinct for self-preservation has not been entirely bred out of him.

Brent Staples’s aria about evil racial stereotypes—so evil that many well-meaning people are unconscious of how their attitudes and behavior are influenced by them—is all a prelude to some spectacularly irresponsible animadversions about George Zimmerman. “By the time he went on neighborhood watch patrol with his 9-millimeter pistol and spied Trayvon Martin,” says Staples,

Mr. Zimmerman saw not a teenager with candy [“candy” is a nice touch], but a collection of preconceptions: the black as burglar, the black as drug addict, the black “up to no good.” And he was determined not to let this one get away.

Question: how does Brent Staples know what George Zimmerman saw or thought? He doesn’t. He is just making it up.  And the more we know about the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the murkier the episode seems. The man whom the Times  branded a “white Hispanic” turns out to have been a conscientious good citizen who donated much time to public good works, including tutoring young black kids for free. In his hysterical campaign against the sin of un- or semi-conscious racism, Brent Staples liberally deploys insidious racialism to make a scapegoat of a man he knows nothing about. “Young, Black, Male, and Stalked by Bias” is all of a piece with the Times’s other reporting on race: whites are guilty until proven innocent, at which point they are still guilty of being white, but blacks get every benefit of every doubt, up to and including being employed by the paper’s editorial page not for merit but for skin color. It’s a case of the not-so-soft bigotry of racialist expectations. Brent Staples is indeed “stalked by bias,” but it turns out that it’s his own bias, underwritten partly by reflexive racialism, partly by stupidity.

Obama’s Buffett Rule Joke remains Joke in Senate

at PJ Tatler at Pajamas Media:

Senate Republicans Eat Buffett Rule for Dinner

 

Senate Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward with debate on the Buffett Rule today.

The cloture vote on Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-R.I.) bill was 51-49. One Republican, Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), voted yes and one Democrat, Sen. Mark Pryor (Ark.), voted no.

“There is no disputing that the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes,” Pryor said. “This inequity should be fixed as part of broad tax reform, not as a political ploy meant to score points. A serious, bipartisan effort to reform the tax code could pass Congress and be signed into law, ensuring that employees no longer write larger checks to Uncle Sam than their CEOs.”

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) was not present for the vote but announced his opposition to the bill.

President Obama released a statement calling the Buffett Rule “common sense” and charging that Republicans chose “once again to protect tax breaks for the wealthiest few Americans at the expense of the middle class.”

“One of the fundamental challenges of our time is building an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules,” Obama said. “And I will continue to push Congress to take steps to not only restore economic security for the middle class and those trying to reach the middle class, but also to create an economy that’s built to last.”

“If you’re one of the nearly 13 million unemployed Americans, there is nothing ‘fair’ about the President’s latest ploy to raise taxes on job-creators,” said Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas).

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) blasted Obama on the Senate floor for his “political gimmick.”

“This body chooses again for the third consecutive year not to have a budget. It’s unbelievable,” Toomey said.

“Instead, we’re going to waste time arguing about this political stunt,” he continued. “The president proposed a budget at least. Unfortunately, it was not a serious budget, not a serious attempt to deal with the massive deficits we’re running.”

Democrats remained defiant after the loss. “Today we have lost the battle, but not the war,” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said.

Wis. Governor Scott Walker Facing Recall Vote in June……Unions, Dems Attack with no Candidate yet

Walker Talks Policy, Dems Talk Hooters

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

The Wisconsin recall race is nearing a climax, as Democrats will hold a primary on May 8 to select a challenger for Governor Walker, and the general election will take place on June 5. The recall election is expected to be close, with pretty nearly everyone in Wisconsin already having made up his or her mind on the race.

On the other hand, one of the Democrats’ problems is that don’t get to just run an anti-Walker campaign. They have to nominate a specific candidate to run against the governor. That puts them in more or less the same position as the Republicans on the national scene, where a generic Republican has tended to run better against President Obama than any particular candidate does.

The two principal Democrats in the primary race are Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett and union sweetheart Kathleen Falk; both candidates have weaknesses. The latest polling–conducted on behalf of the Daily Kos, so take it for what it is worth–shows Governor Walker leading Barrett 50-45 and Falk 50-43.

As Christian Schneider notes in the linked post at The Corner, Walker has had a good week:

His campaign created ads critical of both Barrett and Falk (although he reportedly has only begun airing the anti-Barrett ads), and his staff has unearthed favorable educational data that the teachers’ union had tried to hide from the public. Furthermore, a report issued by Walker’s administration showed that due to his package of government-employee reforms, property taxes in the state have decreased for the first time in twelve years.

One of the reasons the Democrats wanted to try to recall Walker rather than merely running against him in 2014 is that the more Wisconsin residents see the results of Walker’s policies, the better they will like them.

So what have the Democrats been doing to regain favor with Badger voters? Accusing Walker’s communications director, Ciara Matthews, of having worked at Hooters as a college student. Seriously. And they are circulating this photo of Matthews, which they are convinced discredits her. You be the judge:

Click below for picture:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/04/walker-talks-policy-dems-talk-hooters.php

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