• 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

Trump on Clinton’s Vast Criminal Enterprise in the State Department

It happens to be TRUE, folks!   Hillary IS a long time crook hidden by the media.

Trump: Clinton Ran “Vast Criminal Enterprise” Out Of The State Department

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/08/25/trump_clinton_ran_vast_criminal_enterprise_out_of_the_state_department.html

The Marriage of Hollywood to Leftist Democrats

The Symbiotic Relationship between Liberal Democrats and Hollywood

by  Michael Bargo, Jr.   at  American Thinker: Michael Bargo, Jr.

“There is a mutually supportive relationship between Hollywood elites and the Democrat Party of the U.S. It is interesting to explore this relationship, how it benefits both, and why it continues. Every election cycle, candidates for the Democrat Party go to dinner parties in Hollywood and raise money from all movie industry attendants. These Hollywood dinner fundraisers are the most successful single day events in political campaigns. This year, for example, Hillary Clinton raised $8 million in one evening.

While everyone knows how the Democrat party benefits, the other side of the question is, how Hollywood benefits from their support of Democrats. The answer lies in the ability of Washington to focus the public’s awareness on social, political, and economic issues.

Hollywood and Washington pursue the same goal: to generate the support of the public. Hollywood wants people to buy tickets to see their movies. Liberal Democrats need voters to accept their policy positions and vote for them. The essential connection between Hollywood and liberal Democrats then, lies in the details of what Washington does to influence the preferences of the movie going public.

The origin of this influence is the public school system of the U.S. The American Federation of Teachers has 1.7 million members and the National Education Association has nearly three million members in 14,000 communities. Every day these teachers indoctrinate millions of students into the latest politicized topics, whether it be green energy or climate change. The schoolchildren then go back home and tell their parents about how important it is to control carbon emissions and undo global warming. These two big teacher unions are also two of the biggest campaign donors to Democrats in national as well as state political campaigns.

Hollywood knows that the public officials it finances through dinners will educate the moviegoing public on the latest topics. Then Hollywood, having a huge potential audience already educated on global warming and the environment, produces movies such as An Inconvenient Truth and The Day After Tomorrow to cash in on the ready-made audience.

Hollywood portrays private corporations such as oil companies as evil and greedy organizations that destroy the environment. Nothing good is ever said about them, while governmental actions are protected. The major schemes of the Democrat Party such as illegal immigration and the segregation of blacks into ghettoes were never blamed on government until D’Souza’s recent film Hillary’s America. If a government agency does appear in a movie it is usually the Defense Department connected to a contractor engaged in destructive behavior such as in the film Shooter or Mel Gibson’s Edge of Darkness. Government, moviegoers are told, only helps people. If government does evil there has to be a corporate connection.

And since most people in the U.S. live in urban areas, and the majority of cities are controlled by Democrats, Democrats have control of the messages most students receive in school. These messages are controlled by the U.S. Department of Education in Washington. They have bureaucrats who devise school projects and convey their messages to the students in the classroom.

So theatergoers leave the movie theater feeling that the ideas they were taught in school are true, and that the best party to protect the middle class is the Democrat Party. The main players in this education-Hollywood complex become very wealthy. Hollywood has a number of actors worth over $400 million, while the highest government pensions go to educators such as university administrators in Illinois who earn $300-$400K a year in retirement.

And oddly, the educators are never held up as rich enemies of the working class, they are not targeted for not paying their fair share of taxes, even though they protect their wealth using tax exempt investments just like Wall Street. Those who run the system are not ostracized, they are not put up to the public as violators of the public trust, as exploiters of the middle class, only the big corporations are. Students are never told about how public unions exploit them.

Actors who don’t play the Hollywood game are punished. Antonio Sabato Jr. found his Hollywood projects cancelled after he spoke at the RNC convention. But when actor Will Smith said America needs to be cleansed of Trump’s ideas, he was not punished. He toed the DNC-Hollywood line. The real reason Hollywood rejects messages from actors such as Sabato is that they don’t want their liberal-Hollywood messaging complex threatened.

These tactics are very effective and are continued after students graduate college: the major news media all sing from the same songbook. Most professors in colleges and universities describe themselves as liberal. They have to be: if they were not they would not be tenured, they won’t get a pension. Today at Illinois public universities half the tuition goes to pensions. This is how government finances censorship: through student loan debt.

The reason the themes of Hollywood movies are important is that they are proof of the symbiotic relationship: that only one standardized perspective will be portrayed in movies and this perspective will be carefully sculptured to enable the DNC to stay in power. The way this is done is by training K-12 and college students to accept only one point of view and punish dissenting opinions as politically incorrect. College students are encouraged to seclude themselves in “safe spaces” to avoid having diverse conversations. It’s a very subtle if Orwellian way to manipulate thought.

College and elementary school administrators are handsomely rewarded. They both make salaries measured in the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year, and receive lifetime pensions worth millions. Today in Illinois the top 100 pensioners will earn $623 million if they live to age 81.

The losers are the American people. While they voluntarily go to see movies, the…….”   Do read on:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/the_symbiotic_relationship_between_liberal_democrats_and_hollywood.html

OBAMA’S FINANCING IRAN’S WAR CONTINUES

The War Intensifies

by Michale Ledeen   at  pjmedia:

“Everyone’s talking about “ransom,” but it’s virtually impossible to find anyone who’s trying to figure out how to win the world war we’re facing.  The two keystones of the enemy alliance are Iran and Russia, and the Obama administration, as always, has no will to resist their sorties, whether the Russians’ menacing moves against Ukraine, or the Iranians’ moves against us.

Just today, Iranian ships buzzed our Navy, and we sent radio messages and shot off some flares.  It would have been more appropriate to sink the Iranian vessels.  But there is no will to win the war in Washington.

Meanwhile, Iran has created a new fighting force, the “Shi’ite Freedom Army,” to carry on its war in Syria on behalf of Bashar Assad, as well as the ongoing battles in Iraq and Yemen.  It’s a big deal, at least on parchment.  They’re talking about five divisions of between twenty and twenty-five thousand men, thus between a hundred and a hundred fifty thousand soldiers, all under the command of the country’s current hero, General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force.  (Just why he’s so lionized, when he’s hardly been a big winner in the fighting, beats me, but that’s another story.)

The Shi’ite Freedom Army is not entirely, or even primarily, to be composed of Iranians.  The mullahs don’t like to send their own to die in battle; they prefer to pay Arabs to do their dirty work for them.  Hence the Freedom Army will be drawn in large part from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Iraq……”  Please continue reading:

https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/2016/08/24/the-war-intensifies/

Prager U…”Why Are Americans Working Fewer Hours?”

WHY ARE AMERICANS WORKING FEWER HOURS?

“Health insurance for everyone. Nice idea, right? But what happens when the government forces companies to pay for their employees’ health insurance, even when the company can’t afford it? In this week’s video on business and economics, Kelly, a hardworking college student, gets a firsthand lesson in the negative, unintended consequences of well-meaning government programs. Watch here to find out how, when the government requires Kelly’s grocery store employer to start paying for health insurance, her life changes, and not for the better.”

Please view the following Prager U. video:

https://www.prageru.com/courses/economics/why-are-americans-working-fewer-hours

Twila Brase: “Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?”

Is Obamacare “Collapse” Just a Ploy?
by Twila Brase   at  Citizens Council for Health Freedom:

Is Obamacare actually failing? Some parts, like the 16 failed co-ops, are. But when it comes to health plans dropping out of Obamacare exchanges, it’s a legitimate question. HMOs have a disturbing history of dropping enrollees – until Congress meets their payment demands.

This pattern began after Congress embraced managed-care in 1982. Nine years after the HMO Act of 1973 became law, Medicare added HMOs,described as “risk-based private health plans, or those plans that accept full responsibility (i.e. risk) for the costs of their enrollees’ care in exchange for a prospective, monthly, per-enrollee payment.”

Everything went swimmingly for HMOs until Congress enacted the Medicare+Choice HMO program in 1997 and cut payments. The GAO says nearly 100 plans either terminated contracts with the federal government or fully or partially withdrew as a result. Health Care Financing Review reported HMOs dropped more than 1.6 million Medicare recipients over three years.

Congress capitulated. In 2003, it enacted the more HMO-friendly Medicare Advantage (MA) program. In what some called “overpayments,” MA cost $14 billion more than traditional fee-for-service Medicare in 2009.

Then came Obamacare. HMOs supported the law because it forced all of us into their plans. But then the Supreme Court ruled the individual mandate unconstitutional, the sick enrolled en masse with taxpayer-funded premiums, the young and healthy wisely refused to enroll, and Congress prohibited Obama from bailing out the plans. Now the nation’s largest HMOs are dropping out—but maintaining atoehold. UnitedHealth Group sticks with three of 34 states, Humana keeps 11 of 19 states and Aetna retains four of 15 states.

Why? Because if a plan drops out completely, the law prohibits it from participating again for five years. So HMOs must want to stay. They just want more money. They have nothing to lose by playing hardball. Obamacare eliminated their only real competition – affordable indemnity insurance – and Congress has nowhere else to go.

The tail is wagging the dog. Congress thought it could control the monolithic managed-care industry it created (see “Blame Congress for HMOs”), but Congress has become politically dependent on it. Expect ever-increasing levels of confiscation from taxpayers and policyholders to keep the HMOs happy.

Then again…there is reason for hope.  Last Saturday, I was speaking to a GOP women’s group. As CCHF’s “The Wedge of Health Freedom” expands, managed-care plans will lose power. I asked the audience to speed this up by using ourhandouts to invite their doctors to Join the Wedge.I am asking you to do the same.

Expanding the Wedge to end the wag,


Twila Brase, RN, PHN
President and Co-founder

Dems, Fox Elites Belittle Trump Followers as being “uneducated white men”.

The following article was written by Mike Rowe via American Thinker:

“Pardon Me, But Your Slip Is Showing…

Albert Samos writes…The media has recently been stating that Donald Trump’s key supporters didn’t graduate from college. They constantly refer to these people as “uneducated white men.” As an electrical contractor who happens to be a white guy with six employees but no college, I find this vaguely offensive and somewhat confusing. What do you think of the media characterizing people this way?

If the media is referring to Trump supporters who happen to be male caucasians suffering from a lack of knowledge brought about by an absence of formal or practical instruction, than I guess “uneducated white men” is a fair description. However, if the Trump supporters in question are being dubbed “uneducated,” simply because they didn’t earn a four-year degree, I’d say the media’s slip is showing.

Let’s assume that Donald Trump is indeed popular among white men who didn’t graduate from college. The first question is, so what? Is this information newsworthy? Obviously, thousands of journalists think it is. To your point, the words “uneducated white men” now appear in hundreds of articles about Trump. But if this is truly important information, where were these reporters four years ago? In the last election, an even greater majority of African-American males who voted for President Obama had no college on their resume. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall any headlines or articles that delved into Obama’s popularity among “uneducated black men.”

If the media didn’t care about the lack of college among black men supporting Obama, why do they care so much about the lack of college among white men supporting Trump? Moreover, when exactly did a lack of college become synonymous with a lack of education?

There are many ways to become educated that don’t involve the purchase of a diploma. Why would the media ignore thousands of apprenticeship programs, on-the-job-training opportunities, and all the other alternative educational options that have led so many people into so many successful careers? The answer is obvious – many in the press are looking for ways to impact the election. If a biased reporter can get away with labeling Trump supporters who didn’t graduate from college as “uneducated,” he can simultaneously imply that any ballot cast for Trump is the hallmark of an “uneducated” voter.

If you’re only “vaguely offended” by this Albert, maybe it’s because you’ve seen it all before. Never mind the fact that you run a successful business. Never mind your years of training, your skill, your knowledge, your diligence, your commonsense, and every other quality that allowed you to succeed. In this political climate, none of that matters. These days, you’re just another white guy who never made it to college, voting for the “wrong candidate.”

It’s impossible for me to have this conversation and not think of my grandfather. Pop never made it to college. In fact, he never made it out of the 7th grade. But he never stopped learning or studying. He started as an electrician’s helper, became an apprentice, a journeyman, a master electrician, a contractor, and then a small business owner. Later, as an electrical inspector for the state, he was responsible for guaranteeing the safety of hundreds of buildings in Maryland, as well as all the rides on the carnival midway at the State Fair. He was a modest man of real intelligence, admired and respected by everyone who knew him. But today, he’d be right there with you, Albert – swelling out the ranks of “uneducated white men.”

Forget the election for a moment, and the medias role in it. The issue of what it means to be “educated” in 2016 has far greater implications. Right now, 5.8 million jobs currently exist that employers can’t seem to fill. Meanwhile, outstanding student loans will eclipse 1.3 trillion dollars this year, college tuition continues to rise, and once again, a new crop of deeply indebted college graduates will enter the workforce with none of the necessary skills to fill those open positions.

Closing the skills gap and making college more affordable is beyond my pay grade, but it seems like we could start by reminding the media that a college degree is not the only path to success. It’s well and good to promote higher education, but it’s crazy to suggest the most expensive road to enlightenment is the best path for the most people. And it’s equally nuts to pressure our kids to keep borrowing vast sums of money to become “educated” in careers that no longer exist.

On Dirty Jobs, I met hundreds of highly trained, highly intelligent, highly knowledgeable citizens who went on to prosper without the benefit of a university experience. These people should be congratulated, not used a pawns by reporters with a political agenda. I don’t care who you’re voting for – your college diploma – or your lack thereof – has nothing to do with the wisdom of your choice.

Anyway Albert, that’s a long way of saying you have every reason to be “vaguely offended and somewhat confused.” The media has minimized your work, insulted your intelligence, and ignored your contribution to civilized life. Try not to take it personally. Just keep doing what you do. Run your business. Vote your conscience. Keep the lights on for the rest of us. And the next time some hack writer impersonating a journalist attacks a candidate by calling their supporters “uneducated” – simply because their base of knowledge isn’t memorialized on a sheepskin – send them this picture and tell ‘em their slip is showing, and one lousy hatchet job deserves another…”

Mike

PS. mikeroweWORKS has a new Freddy and The Biped Campaign Tee-Shirt with a non-partisan message guaranteed to help close the skills gap – “A Doghouse Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand.” Not only are they the epitome of fashion, a portion of the proceeds pay for training programs for jobs that don’t require a four-year degree. represent.com/mikerowe.

Is A Top Hillary Aide, Huma Abedin a Islamic Fascist?

Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Edited Radical Islamic Journal

by Tyler O’Neil at PJMedia:

“Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s longest and reportedly most loyal aide, served as assistant editor at a radical Muslim journal for twelve years. The journal defended Saudi Arabia’s treatment of women and, while Abedin edited the publication, an article called the United States’ actions in the Middle East a “time bomb” leading up to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The article blamed the United States’ “spiral of violence” for “building up intense anger and hostility within the pressure cooker,” which was strengthened by “various kinds of injustices and sanctions.” This created a “time bomb that had to explode and explode it did on September 11, changing in its wake the life and times of the very community and the people it aimed to serve,” the article read, according to the  New York Post.

This article appeared in a 2002 issue of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs(JMMA), which listed Abedin as “assistant editor” on the masthead. The article was written by her mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, who remains editor-in-chief of the publication…..”

Please read on:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/2016/08/22/clinton-aide-huma-abedin-edited-radical-islamic-journal/

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