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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

Thomas Sowell’s June 10, 2008 “COCKY IGNORANCE” Article, a review of Candidate Senator Obama’s ARROGANCE…….

Cocky Ignorance
By Thomas Sowell

Now that Senator Barack Obama has become the Democrats’ nominee for President of the United States, to the cheers of the media at home and abroad, he has written a letter to the Secretary of Defense, in a tone as if he is already President, addressing one of his subordinates.

The letter ends: “I look forward to your swift response.”
With wars going on in both Iraq and Afghanistan, a Secretary of Defense might have some other things to look after, before making a “swift response” to a political candidate.

Because of the widely publicized statistic that suicide rates among American troops have gone up, Senator Obama says he wants the Secretary of Defense to tell him, swiftly:

“What changes will you make to provide our soldiers in theater with real access to mental health care?”
“What training has the Pentagon provided our medical professionals in theater to recognize who might be at risk of committing suicide?”

“What assistance are you providing families here at home to recognize the risk factors for suicide, so that they may help our service members get the assistance they need?”

“What programs has the Pentagon implemented to help reduce the stigma attached to mental health concerns so that service members are more likely to seek appropriate care?”

All this sounds very plausible, as so many other things that Senator Obama says sound plausible. But, like so many of those other things, it will not stand up under scrutiny.

What has been widely publicized in the media is that suicides among American troops have gone up. What has not been widely publicized is that this higher suicide rate is still not as high as the suicide rate among demographically comparable civilians.

No one needs to be reminded that suicide is a serious matter, whether among soldiers or civilians. But the media have managed to create the impression that it is military service overseas which is the cause of suicides among American troops, when civilians of the same ages and other demographic characteristics are committing suicide at an even higher rate at home.

Moreover, this is not the first time that military service overseas has been portrayed in the media as the cause of problems that are worse in the civilian population at home.

The New York Times led the way in making homicides committed by returning military veterans a front page story, blaming this on “combat trauma and the stress of deployment.” Yet the New York Post showed that the homicide rate among returning veterans is a fraction of the homicide rate among demographically comparable civilians.

In other words, if military veterans are not completely immune to the problems found among civilians at home, then the veterans’ problems are to be blamed on military service– at least by the mainstream media.

Does Senator Obama know how the rate of suicides or homicides among military veterans compares to the rate of suicides or homicides among their civilian counterparts? Do the facts matter to him, as compared to an opportunity to score political points?

Perhaps even more important, do the media even care whether Senator Obama knows what he is talking about? Or is the symbolism of “the first black President” paramount, even if that means a President with cocky ignorance at a time of national danger?

California Democrats Threaten California’s Economy

The following article, not the title above arrives from the National Center for Policy Analysis. This Center prefers to avoid naming names in its reports. California, as is mentioned below “is financially strained” and “$1.1 trillion in debt” the cost caused by the Left to bribe voters, the inevitable product of lefty leadership. Usually, two legged animals called politicians are responsible for states becoming financially strained.

Immigration and Drought Threaten California’s Economy

August 21, 2014

California is facing two major problems, writes Thomas Del Beccaro for Forbes: immigration and water.

With more than 38 million residents, California has seen population growth due to immigration. There are an equal amount of Latinos and non-Hispanic whites in California, and the population is expected to reach up to 50 million in just two decades. California desperately needs job creation to deal with this influx of people, as the state is financially strained:

Twelve percent of the United States population lives in California, yet, staggeringly, over 30 percent of America’s welfare recipients are located in the state.
California has over $1.1 trillion in debt, largely the product of its pension system.
Taxes in California are 42 percent higher than in Texas. Just recently, the state passed yet another tax increase.
In an attempt to combat global warming, California imposes a huge gas tax on consumers. A 15-cent gas tax increase will take effect in 2015.
If this economic situation wasn’t bad enough, the state has also spent much of its time in drought. Currently in the third year of a drought, California expects its agricultural industry to lose a whopping $2.2 billion just this year thanks to the lack of rain, in addition to losing 17,000 jobs.

But rather than focus on these problems, Beccaro writes that California’s Governor Jerry Brown has focused his energies on bringing high speed rail to the state. He said no to an $11.3 billion water bond proposal (insisting it was too expensive), yet has sought $68 billion for high speed rail. Eventually, he agreed to just a $2.5 billion bond for water storage.

California must deal with its financial problems and water issues, writes Beccaro. If it does not, the number of people on its welfare rolls will continue to climb, only adding to its massive debt.

Source: Thomas Del Beccaro, “California’s Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water,” Forbes.com, August 19, 2014.

California for decades was the center for all properity and success in America.

“The Left destroys everything it touches.” Dennis Prager

A Dangerous Day in a Man’s Occupation

I quit long distance running when I was 70. My knees began to ache. As a result I began to feel mortal, more mortal every day since.

Today, one month to the day before my 80th birthday, I came about two feet from never having to worry about being mortal again.

I am not a State Fair person. Crowds bother me, and bother more the older I get. Yet, I look forward to any Minnesota State Fair which is fortunate enough to stage Dennis Prager live directing his radio show on Patriot radio usually on the opening day of the Fair itself. I checked sources. Sources returned confirmation that Dennis was in town and would be leading is show this opening day of the Fair.

Walking isn’t necessarily an easy exercise for folks on the brink of 80. I still work landscaping for regular clients nearly every workday from morning till 3PM. I return home, nap for 30 minutes and then retreat into my own grounds to putz, meaning working at half speed, planting, pruning, transplanting, moving stone, boulders, mulch. I do more on weekends.

I walk in winter routinely every other day to keep ‘fit’. In Spring my walking regimen doesn’t help landscaping fitness much. Likewise, since I don’t walk distances in Summer, landscaping doesn’t make me fit for distance walking in August. Nevertheless, I felt I could walk the five miles from my truck to the Dennis Prager’s Patriot booth and back and that it would be good for me to try.

I came within two feet of losing my life while walking to the Minnesota State Fair this morning.

While walking eastward for a half an hour or so along a busy street which runs past the southern border of the Fair grounds, I was approaching the first semaphore shining a red light against my position, at which more than a dozen huge buses were already exiting the Fair grounds from coming from my Left, all making right hand turns around my right so closely one to another it appeared to be a continuous wall. As I was about to slow my walking pace, the semaphore turned green. There was suddenly a small gap beginning between two buses, the gap suggesting to me that the green light gave me my moment of safe crossing. At this moment of life or death, I saw a uniformed elderly man in front of me but across the street from the marauding buses, waving the ten or still more buses to continue moving, making their turn, one by this time only inches away from my body which still in old age had enough automatic pull back to save me from certain death. If the bus that nearly killed me had bad breath, I smelled it.

I yelled across at the uniformed guy waving the buses through their red light….”What in hell is the green light for? I nearly got killed!”

His answer was aggressive. He yelled something about another uniformed guy in the middle of the intersection directing the buses to take their RIGHT hand turn…..all buses of which made it impossible for me to see anything else as I was approaching the inner section. He intimated I had broken the law by not obeying this traffic officer who was invisible to be seen from the wall of buses.

The aggressive ‘cop’ become more aggressive and snidely yelled at me his name to remember if I had any complaint. Still shook I had been calm enough to respond, “No, you were trying to do your duty.”

I continued on my way to see and hear Dennis present his worthy talk show….but it was not to be. Dennis had flown home without attending the Fair this year.

One the way back to my truck I thought again of the fragility of life and my experience an hour or so earlier. I decided to return to the corner of the scare simply to explain to the ‘cop’ (who had failed to warn me as a pedestrian that I shouldn’t have paid any attention to the green light of the semaphore, but should have pretended it was red in order to allow all of these other buses to move on) that I had nearly lost my life.

I saw him at the corner but wasn’t so sure it was he. He pretended at first that he had never seen me. I suggested he should have paid attention to any pedestrian approaching the intersection
certainly equal to any directions he was giving the buses who, after all, were following each other like lemmings….and furthermore could follow the directions of the cop in the middle of the intersection of the streets also giving signals to the bus lemmings. I wanted the guy to know that I was nearly killed…..that he should know how that nearly happened. I simply wanted to know how close I came to death…..without blaming, simply to review how to avoid what could have happened in the future.

He’d have none of it. He kept interrupting me while I was doing my explaining….”You don’t get it….you’re wrong….you’re out to lunch” …..He didn’t hear a word I said. He was defending his turf……a common habit so often the curse of a cop….And here was his answer.

It was my fault to have been nearly killed. Despite the semaphore turning from red to green, I should have noticed (with these countless buses interfering with my view, that despite an instinct I might have felt as a pedestrian to feel safe for a moment now that the suddenly greened green light appeared) that this prized officer was wearing a yellow and white vest….which he continued, had a code number of some ordinance perhaps that gave him and others authority to ignore green lights. He plucked his yellow and white vest proudly.

I asked him first, who many of the millions of citizens around the Twin Cities would have seen his little yellowness much less known precisely what it had stood for….compared to what is known about semaphore lights turning green. Then I asked for the name of his superior. At the very moment, LP showed up in a tootsie toy type vehicle. His jaw was extended even before we were introduced….for I was really never introduced to him. He told me to get away….Do you want to be handcuffed and sent off?…. I told him I wanted to know his name. He repeated the handcuff threat and then pushed me with his hand, then placed his hand over his id with name and picture attached to a chain around his neck. I managed to read it anyway. As I left, I told him I’d remember his name….LP.

Yes, I have had about four or five such altercations with police, the real ones in my lifetime. I report this primarily to those of you who have never had such experiences. As a group, in my view, police act to do good, but as automatons rather than humans. Institutions defend THEIR turf in the foremost. A further note…..The actors in the above true play might not be regulars of a police force. They may be supplemental staff hired for or by the Minnesota State Fair.

They seemed very, very out of date, very unprofessional. I shall look into this.

Thomas Sowell: The Media and the Mob

The Media and the Mob…..by Thomas Sowell:

from realclearpolitics

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority.

We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs of rioters and looters. Despite all the people who act as if they know exactly what happened, nevertheless when the full facts come out, that can change everything.

This is why we have courts of law, instead of relying on the media or mobs. But politics is undermining law.

On the eve of a grand jury being convened to go through the facts and decide whether there should be a prosecution of the policeman in this case, Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri has gone on television to say that there should be a “vigorous prosecution.”

Please read further ‘of the rational’ by Thomas Sowell:


The Profoundly Uneducated Urban American Black

I was born in 1934 and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. My parents were unwealthy. Both worked away from home throughout my childhood. They were meant for each other as much as any married couple could ever be. It was a wonderful time in which to live despite the World War. We boys played war a lot….the cowboys and Indians kind, not Allies and Axis. We bombed Nazi installations made from our building blocks with our toy B17 flying fortresses. We argued about playing cowboys and Indians…..Most of us wanted to play Indian. It was more fun. No feminists were around to make us feel guilty of something being boys.

The first Negro I ever met was a young fellow who worked at the Liggett Drugstore downtown St. Paul. His name was Washington. He was a handyman, handsome and polite. He watched over me during the many summer days when I spent time at the store. Like my Dad, he arrived to work in a sport jacket and a straw hat. Cities were civil and safe then. Folks were churched.

My favorite radio program was also my family’s favorite….”Amos and Andy”.

Censorship governing the American tongue having anything to do with its native Negro population was well established before I ever entered public high school late summer of 1948. It probably was Protestant established, but certainly came from the nation’s Christian heritage. One must speak respectfully of all people was the established rule. No one used foul language in public, and in my family never, anywhere.

Unlike today, crime in America was not overwhelmingly black. Unlike today, children in our neighborhoods Negro and nonNegro played enmasse in the streets and on school playgrounds or empty lots starting around age seven on up. The war overseas then was brutal, but it was safe at home.

America was a Christian nation then. Citizens generally attempted to practice what was preached……The country was without material wealth until the mid to late 1950s.

The largest minority at the high school where I attended, 9th grade through 12th, was Negro……all civilized, polite, no threat to anyone and with Fathers. They, too, were churched. I lived too far away from the ‘colored’ and mixed neighborhoods, and had to either hitch-hike or take public transportation requiring transfers….both to and from school.

Despite my poor study habits and troubles with reading novels, my learned life was dramatically elevated by the skill, intelligence, training, learnings, and devotion of the intellectually devoted old maid school teachers who commanded classrooms highly disciplined by male authority. This more classic curriculum lasted until my senior year when we seniors were told there was a new curriculum in town, one for all students. No grades beyond pass-fail would be recorded. The principal, a Mr. E. E. Lenander assured us the school had a decidedly better curriculum to offer than teaching knowledge. The teachers, he proudly boasted, would now teach us how to think.

Most colored kids didn’t wait for graduation, then. Many came from families which owned and ran corner shops or markets in their neighborhoods. Others participated in sports, some were elected to class offices, and others graduated with honors. Although the cultures, the values between these neighborhoods were very similar then, opportunities in the broader world and nation were beyond the dreams and habits of Negroes, both male and female. Most students knew this. We also knew these days of cultural separation were to come to and end.

But, we were wrong, as it turned out.

We didn’t know that federal laws would be passed in the 1960s in which programs would provide a married black mother more money and security for each child she bore if she weren’t dependent upon any husband for income. Crime rates exploded as fatherhood disappeared. Monstrous factories, built for new living spaces to provide ‘fresh’ and ‘clean’ quarters for colored families soon became rape and pillage sanctuaries. We didn’t know that public education would eventually become void of learning knowledge, language, math, history and science, topics vital to a healthy civilized community and its future for both black and white…..and that Godfearing would be exorcised from the culture as the enemy of the people and black racism would be cherished and practiced as a replacement for American ideals. We didn’t know that seeking Truth would no longer be valued in the nation’s public schools…..and that feminists would would make us teach and believe there is no difference between the human male and human female beyond ‘socialization’.

In a Rasmussen poll published earlier today, “57% of blacks think (police officer) Wilson should be found guilty of murdering Michael Brown”.

Well, so much for the traditional American dream to seek a culture of goodness and honesty. So let’s sacrifice officer Wilson to these wolves politically declaring him guilty as they demand…..how would this improve the education of today’s black community? At least their savagery would be satisfied until next time.

Flash! Reporters Feel Insulted by Police, so they are Siding with Black Hoodlums at Ferguson …….


by Josh Vorhees at Slate:

Anyone tuning in to the nightly coverage of the protests in Ferguson has seen the reporters on the ground becoming part of the story. On Monday night, they could watch (and follow along on Twitter) as CNN’s Don Lemon was shoved by police and as his colleague Jake Tapper fled tear gas. The night before MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was threatened with mace and, in one of the more troubling moments caught on film since the demonstrations began, Mustafa Hussein, a journalist who has been live-streaming the unrest for Argus Radio, was warned by an officer to turn off his camera light lest he be “shelled.”

Those reporters’ experiences aren’t unique­ and in fact are less threatening than what some of their colleagues have encountered (never mind the people of Ferguson, who have faced the greatest dangers by far). At last count, at least 11 journalists have been arrested or detained in Ferguson while covering the unrest, including the Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, who were the first high-profile media arrests when they were taken into custody while in a McDonald’s. On Monday, Getty photographer Scott Olson was arrested after he ventured outside one of the pre-approved media pens that police have used to sequester reporters. All this despite President Obama twice publicly urging local authorities to let journalists do their jobs.

Read further to discover if seeking the Truth during a crisis is reckoned to be what journalists are supposed to do, whether given tea and crumpets for free or not:


Trillions of White American Dollars Have Been Spent to “Better” the Urban American Black Since 1950 and we still get Michael Browns?

And the black mouths of the Democrat Party press STILL blame American white tax payers who forever pay dearly to re-elect con-artist Democrats who bribe blacks to keep blacks voting Democrat in their urban black plantations for the past six decades.


Not with the Leftwing political establishment repeating the same old donkey party propaganda from the Boston Globe, nor with the establishment Left’s feminized and black racist public schools.

Wake up black and white America! Know your lefty enemies who have done you all so much harm!

Read the two for a penny, black propagandist, Derrick Z. Jackson of the black urban plantation news, Boston Globe, who oils his pen across the page with the BIG LIE of American ‘indifference to economic disparities over the past six decades.

Derrick Z. Jackson, no doubt, went to college to memorize his column below. Trillions of dollars have been spent in my life time by dreamers to Americanize the black condition in the country. What has those trillions of dollars produced……and why?

Perhaps America, white, black, and everything in between, should ask….where did all of the trillions of dollar go while building our today’s black urban plantations such as Ferguson, Missouri, from coast to coast?….before another dollar is spent!

First, read the problem. Read what the lefty black establishment of the Democrat Party has been selling for the past two generations, in this case, written by Mr. Jackson at the Boston Globe:


The Usually Feminized Geraldo Shines in a Nest of Noisy, Unthinking, Hysterical Women

Geraldo vs. Harris Faulkner on Ferguson: “For You To Pick The Low-Hanging Fruit Is Offensive”

To be a colleged American black is one thing in the development of contemporary Americans who are unable to problem solve. To be black and female can be a real trial in any effort to get at the core of an issue. A life around fevered racism combined with feminine sensitivities produces “for you to pick the low-hanging fruit is offensive”.

Usually Geraldo plays this Harris Faulkner ‘low hanging fruit and being offended’ role to put an end to meaningful discussion with conservative opponents. Geraldo is actually lucid in his offerings and retorts. He offers a very sound forecast of things to come and the reasons for them. Harris didn’t listen too closely, for she was offended by low hanging fruit.

Fortunately for all, the noises eventually settled to an agreement to some fine traditional American cliches.

May God Bless Us All.

Please view the following video from realclearpolitics:


Creep Al Franken Comfortably Ahead in Minnesota U.S. Senate Race

I was born and raised in Minnesota. I have never missed voting for major political offices in my 59 years of voting. I even used to help Democrats Fritz Mondale and Hubert Humphrey win their political campaigns. I never voted for a Republican until 1980 when I marked the ballot for Ronald Reagan as determined protest to defeat the sour, dour, incompetent, the flake, Jimmy Carter. Yet, Jimmy didn’t seem to go creepy until he journeyed to Cuba and North Korea as a self-proclaimed world neopundit.

Minnesota has had a number of rather faceless bureaucrats representing us over the years at the U. S. Senate. I don’t have a list of these major party candidates, the winners and losers in front of me, but I don’t forget creeps…..the kind of people who are so dishonest and greasy, so slimy of speech and character, one feels unclean simply being in their presence and begs for a soothing warm shower as soon as possible in order to re-enter clean life and decent society. Whether Republican or Democrat I would never forget them……In truth they never existed in my Minnesota until Saturday Night Live Al Franken arrived to begin his creeping in public six years ago running for the U.S. Senate.

Al Franken exercised his talent as such a person both now and before his leftist team stole the 2008 Minnesota Senatorial election to enter ObamaWorld in Washington, the 60th Democrat to dictate the new Marxist versions of life for a crippled America. He blended ‘beautifully’ into the Obamaling crowd led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, all promising a new era for America where truth has no meaning and America a new history.

Three Republican Senators have sent me to a shower-cleanse in their lifetime…..Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania, Richard M. Nixon from California, and Joseph R. McCarthy from Wisconsin.

Barbara Boxer, lifetime Senator from California is the only female creep which comes to mind at this point of my writing. Racists of all colors are several stations below the level of creeps, I should clarify. Democrats have a near complete monopoly of that station as well. Check out the Congressional Black Caucus in case there is a shred of doubt in your mind.

Nearly all of us in Minnesota lived in a better American world before the sex, drug, racist, and Marxist revolutions which have plagued us since the 1960s to this very day. Sex, drugs, racism, and Marxism creates creeps, many of whom are capable of voting creepy without any consequence of showering afterward to clean up their mess. In Minnesota the majority of perspective voters apparently can no longer recognize a creep when they see him…..Al Franken, Democrat U.S. Senator. 2009-2015. from the state of Minnesota.

They are planning to return him to his friends in Washington the November.

2014 SENATE RACE….MINNESOTA, MCFADDEN VS. FRANKEN from realclearpolitics:


American Hero Jason Riley: “Black men are afraid of being shot by other black men, not by cops”

Does anyone still care about “Truth”?

Certainly modern Democrat-Marxists led by Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, the NAACP, the editorial boards of most print industries and “American” universities from coast to coast which nurse and foster feminazism and black racism in departments called “Women Studies” and “Black Studies” have no interest in seeking, much less, caring about “Truth”.

Nevertheless, “Seek, and Ye Shall Find”….”Ye Shall Know Them by Their Deeds!”

Welcome, Jason Riley:



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