• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    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

Regaining True Faith in Today’s America……Iowans Can’t Stand the Character of Hillary

IOWA CAN’T STAND HILLARY….  by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:


This NBC/Wall St. Journal/Marist poll of Iowa residents came out today. There are a number of interesting numbers, but what jumps out at the reader is that Iowans can’t stand Hillary Clinton. These are the numbers for registered voters:

Favorable: 35%
Unfavorable: 59%
Not sure: 5%

That’s brutal. It is noteworthy that President Obama is just about as unpopular in Iowa, at 38%/55%/8%. Who are the 8% that can’t make up their minds about Obama after nearly seven years?

Because of Iowans’ deep disapproval of Hillary, she loses hypothetical races against all of the Republicans polled. Who does best against Hillary? Of those polled, Carly Fiorina, by fourteen points, 52% to 38%.

Iowa Democrats must have some sense how unpopular Mrs. Clinton is in their state, yet she is their favorite for the nomination. Hillary has the support of 47% of Democrats, with 36% favoring Bernie Sanders. If Joe Biden jumps in, as I assume he will, he gets 22%. It will be interesting to see whether Iowans, and voters in other states, flee to Sanders or Biden as the realization that Hillary can’t win sinks in.

The Inanity of Minnesota’s Senator, Amy Klobuchar

by Scott Johnson at PowerLine:


“Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar specializes in avoiding outspoken stands on important issues. She looks for opportunities to lead the way on trivialities calculated to garner broad public support, such as her crusade against the threat to life and limb posed by “The crisis of the detergent pod.”

Senator Klobuchar is a reliable vote for the Democratic Party line, but she is quiet about it. She doesn’t want to upset anybody. She wants to preside over an era of good feelings — of good feelings about Amy Klobuchar.

It’s a form of inanity that has won Klobuchar followers among the mainstream media in Minnesota and Washington. She has even turned it into a book, The Senator Next Door: A Memoir From the Heartland. The book reveals “her own political philosophy grounded in her belief that partisan flame-throwing takes no courage at all; what really matters is forging alliances with unlikely partners to solve the nation’s problems.”

As a partisan Democrat, Klobuchar supported Obama’s catastrophic nuclear deal with Iran. She nevertheless acknowledged that opponents of the deal had a serious case in their favor. Unlike Obama himself, she did not question their good faith. She is a partisan Democrat, Minnesota style. Those in Minnesota who talked with her about the deal came to understand that her support of it is a product of pure political calculation”…….please read on:


Hillary, among friends, Declares: I’ll be “a better leader on issues like paid family leave”

Hillary Clinton loses her cool: The Savannah Guthrie question she needs a better answer for — and fast

“If you’re blaming the Republicans, some might wonder how genuine is that apology?”

by Amanda Marcotte  at  Salon…..(where Hillary ‘radiates’ among friends, many of whom still believe in honesty:)

“Hillary Clinton isn’t afraid of Republicans accusing her of playing the “gender card.” On Monday morning, Clinton sat down with Savannah Guthrie of the Today show for a town hall in Hollis, N.H., to take questions from voters in a state where Bernie Sanders is beating her in the polls. Guthrie wound up the hour-long town hall with a question about gender. “You often say you’re not running because you’re a woman, you’re running on the merits, and one of your merits is that you are a woman,” Guthrie asked. “What are the merits of a female leader? What does a female leader bring that a man doesn’t?”

 Clinton, who was more shy about the gender question in her 2008 run, didn’t flinch from the question this time around. Clinton noted that women “have a very different life experience” from men, highlighting how women often handle more caregiving and domestic duties than men, suggesting that she would be a better leader on issues like paid family leave because of it.
 “Folks want an outsider in this election,” she concluded. “Who can be more of an outsider than a woman president?”

It’s clearly a crafted talking point that we’ll probably be hearing repeatedly this campaign season, but it still killed with the audience. Clinton’s smart to highlight her gender. Republicans will accuse her of pandering on the gender issue no matter what she does, so she might as well get aggressive about it. It’s not subtle to use her gender as a counterpoint to accusations, coming from both liberal Democrats and Republicans, that she is the consummate Beltway insider, but it’s likely going to be effective. It’s impossible, even for Donald Trump, to deny that women have traditionally been edged out of the kind of political power she’s making a grab for.

To Clinton’s chagrin, Bernie Sanders was the topic many in the audience wanted to talk about.” …….Please read on:


Posh Left “the Atlantic class” Finally Discovers……There’s a Breakdown in the Black Family

Censorship is a powerful tool in every human society to control thought and behavior.   In my lifetime, certainly since the collapse of American Christianity, the CENSORS in America who replaced the God-fearing are overwhelmingly from the Atheist Left in general and the Jewish Left in particular.

Kay Hymovitz is a Jewish name.   I was raised in a community seventy years ago in which Jews were the predominant, the only minority in view.  This group had little tolerance for anything Christian, even the democratically devoted American Protestant variety.   Although Hebrew School was an essential in its clannish community, atheism was developed to become this minority’s primary god and today’s Democrat Party the result.

I have NOT YET read the following article belonging to the Atlantic, the magazine for the posh, arrogant  neoMarxist American Left.   I shall after I print it at this blog site.

Overwhelmingly, the reason for the collapse of the civilized American Negro community and family is the result of Democrat  Lyndon Johnson’s leftist programs to do ‘good’ in America by making it possible our  government provides more money per born child  for its mothers than the working father could earn in his life time…..the more children, the wealthier the family……as long as there was no official FATHER nearby.

No one, not even Republicans have mentioned the above in public since, for fear of insult, degrading, showing hidden and not so hidden racism, much of it threatened  by the Jewish Left on alert for such things whether TRUE OR NOT, whether meant evil politically, or not, but by belief and political expediency.

Our nation   has become profoundly influenced, led, and taught   by  a cult of   aggressive  anti-Christian  leftist, atheistic  Jews, and others,  from our political, educational, and religious industries, to silence all opponents in order to create their  Marxism in America.

In the name of Marxist equality, all opponents of ‘equality’  must be purged by the State.    Believers and doubters  must be made  afraid to utter criticisms of the left,  even general  observations not complimentary  about favored  “minorities”, no matter how true, determined  to protect them all from criticism  to unite and dominate  enough cliques and groups such as  gays, feminists, Jews, Latinos, immigrants, any  minorities,  even Muslims new to the country, anyone who can be made  to feel  ‘abused’ by anything American of the traditional American white Christian male world and HIS institutions which must be destroyed in order  to build  their new Marxist America free of its “bigoted” past and become a true ‘dictatorship of the equal’.

This Censorship is rank today and has been for more than a generation,  where ever  leftist America reigns;  schools, universities, churches, the press, and the courts and beyond.

My prejudice before I have read Ms. Hymovitz’s piece in the leftist posh journal, what is left of it, is Ms. Hymovitz will make no mention of this truth of the  birth of the death of the American  black family and its civilized culture.

PS.  I personally attended a mixed race high school in St. Paul, Minnesota, 1948-1952 when the country, particularly Christian Negro and non-Negro families used to go to Church on Sundays.    Their families had fathers.

Please read the following about the “Breakdown in the Black Family”, by Kay Hymowitz:



Well, Rats: Oceans Not Dying After All    by Steven Hayward at PowerLine:

One of the leading talking points of the climatistas is that we’re going to turn to oceans into giant acid vats that will melt your toes off if we don’t turn over our car keys to Al Gore. Well, Science magazine this week reports a whole lot of cold salt water on the theory. Here’s the full squib:

Resilience of the oceans revealed

Shahid Naeem

Earth will witness a massive change in ocean acidification in this century. Ocean acidification adversely affects marine biodiversity and biogeochemistry. Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is especially important for its role in storing roughly 700 Gt of carbon. Zark et al. used large mesocosms suspended in a Swedish fjord to measure DOM response to acidification likely to be experienced in the year 2100. Encouragingly, despite enormously complex system dynamics, DOM in acidified mesocosms rarely differed from that in controls. We’re not necessarily off the hook, but at least carbon stored in DOM may withstand the insult of acidification that our excessive generation of CO2 will create in this century.

Apparently the paper this is based on hasn’t been published yet. I turned up two links to longer abstracts, here and here.

The climatistas will have to go back to boiling frogs or something.

P.S. Of course, it is possible that scientists will figure out ways to de-carbonize the ocean, such as is described in this research report about experiments with nanotechnology bots that would do just that. You can be sure that if this idea is at all practical, environmentalists will oppose it.

Tough, Bright, Honest and Conservative American Chaffetz to Seek House Chairmanship

CHAFFETZ MAKES PLAY FOR SPEAKERSHIP     by Bradford Richardson at The Hill:

“House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is launching a bid for the Speakership, challenging Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), The Hill has confirmed.

An informed source told The Hill that Chaffetz is definitely running. Politico first reported on Chaffetz’s Speakership bid.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said in a statement obtained by The Hill that Chaffetz has been invited to a House forum on Tuesday to audition for the Speakership.

“The forum invitation was extended to the two individuals currently announced as running for Speaker,” Huelskamp said in the statement. “And given the recent reports, we have also invited Chairman Chaffetz – should he decide to announce his candidacy – to join the forum as well.”

McCarthy’s only competition for the post so far is Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), who is seen as the underdog.


Chaffetz, 48, a four-term lawmaker well respected in the conference, would be a more serious challenger, but is entering the race late. McCarthy has been making calls to GOP members seeking their support over the last week.
Chaffetz had criticized remarks by McCarthy this week that linked the work of the House Select Committee on Benghazi to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s falling poll numbers, saying he should apologize.

McCarthy’s comments undercut GOP arguments that the panel was not set up for political reasons — and led some to question whether he was ready for the House’s top job…..”   Please read on:


Obama’s Corrupt Secret Service Attempts to Blackmail House Conservative Star, Jason Chaffetz


by the Editors at National Review:

“Let’s not shy away from what the Secret Service actually was up to in the matter of its illegal spying on Representative Jason Chaffetz: conspiracy to commit blackmail against a member of Congress.

Representative Chaffetz has been investigating the scandal-plagued protective agency — the habitual drunkenness and whoring of its agents, among other things — when Secret Service personnel improperly accessed his protected records in a hunt for dirt. The aim of this was made clear by assistant director Ed Lowery, who wrote to assistant director Faron Paramore: “Some information that he might find embarrassing needs to get out.” Critics are saying that the agency’s brass — at least 18 of them were culpably aware of the plan, and 45 employees illegally viewed the congressman’s information — have violated the Privacy Act. They certainly have, but that is the least of it. They have illegally accessed protected federal records, which is fraud under federal law and carries a ten-year prison sentence.

Releasing embarrassing information about the congressman (assuming there was any), with the inevitable implicit threat of releasing more unless he backed off in his investigation of the Secret Service, rises to the level of prosecutable blackmail under federal law. Throw in the interstate-communication and obstruction charges and there’s an excellent case to be made for locking away Ed Lowery and his confederates for a long time. Frankly, it’s a pity more robust punishment is not an option. A society with a bit of moral vigor would have them flogged.

Public corruption is extraordinarily dangerous to a free society, and corruption by law-enforcement agencies is the deadliest of all.   This isn’t a case of questionable police behavior with conflicting witnesses; the inspector general’s report is unequivocal on the facts of the case. Yes, of course, they should have their day in court — the problem with the Secret Service is that its agents never end up on trial when they have plainly broken the law, even when there are witnesses, and even when those witnesses are police officers. Men with guns and the power to put citizens under arrest must be held to the very highest standards — and punished with the utmost severity when they transgress…….But adhering to the highest standards isn’t on the agenda of this basket case of an agency. Case in point: David Neiland, the Secret Service investigator entrusted with investigating the agency’s prostitution scandals, resigned — was permitted to resign rather than be fired — after his own prostitution scandal. A prostitute identified him and confirmed that he had paid her for sex, but he was not charged with a crime.

Why? Prior to the prostitution scandal in Cartagena, the agency maintained a blind-eye policy toward the crimes of its agents. Why? Secret Service agents drove drunk on the White House grounds — through emergency barriers erected as part of an emergency bomb investigation — and they weren’t even given sobriety tests; in fact, they were permitted to drive home in government cars, despite their being obviously “hammered” as one police officer put it. Why?

Perhaps now that they’ve moved on from buying Colombian women to targeting congressmen, somebody in Washington can get around to treating these criminals like the criminals they are. But that should not be the end of the housekeeping. The Secret Service is, undeniably, a rogue police agency infected with a culture of lawlessness. Director Joseph Clancy has had an opportunity to address this, and he has failed. He should be relieved of his duties, and so should Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson if he cannot get this heavily armed goon squad under control. And perhaps it is time to start thinking about transferring the Secret Service’s law-enforcement functions to the FBI and its protective functions to a new agency, one less prone to behaving like a crime syndicate.”


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