• 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

Obama’s Comey Melting?

JAMES COMEY IN PANIC MODE

 

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

That’s my interpretation of this tweet, anyway:

James Comey

@Comey

Dangerous time when our country is led by those who will lie about anything, backed by those who will believe anything, based on information from media sources that will say anything. Americans must break out of that bubble and seek truth.

Many people criticize Donald Trump’s tweets as ill-advised, unpresidential, and so on. Perhaps so. But we have learned a lot about both James Comey and John “Comrade” Brennan from their tweets, too–much of it considerably less flattering than anything we have learned about Trump.

Speaking of whom…I assume that Comey intended his tweet as a response to a series of tweets by the president early this morning that included this one:

Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around!

 I assume Comey is getting worried because the story of how senior Obama officials conspired to spy on the Trump campaign and then get the Fusion GPS smears into the public domain is slowly coming out. If I were in his shoes, I would be worried too.

 

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/james-comey-in-panic-mode.php

Trump’s Pensacola Speech!

U.S. Leftists Becoming Fascists Slowly?

Leftists Slowly Turning Off the Faucet of Free Speech

by Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker:

 

The majority of my fellow black friends, family, and associates are low-info voters. They look at me in stunned disbelief when I tell them that every negative thing they believe about conservatives/Republicans is true of leftist/Democrats.

For example: leftists say conservatives are intolerant. In reality, leftists are the ones totally intolerant of opposing views. Fake news media is not reporting that leftist operatives are physically beating up people and pushing legislation to jail people who will not submit to leftists’ anti-God and anti-America agendas.  In essence, leftists are repealing our constitutional right to free speech.

Recently, a dozen Cheesecake Factory employees approached the table of a young black customer.  Incredibly, the employees harassed and threaten to punch the restaurant’s patron in his face for wearing a MAGA hat.

Can you believe that, folks?  Had the employees attacked a customer wearing a Black Lives Matter or homosexual rainbow logo hat, outraged leftists would demand that the Cheesecake Factory fire the employees immediately.  By the way, the courageous young black customer has a good reason to support Trump.  Black unemployment is at an all-time low.

With leftist college professors condoning violence to silence politically incorrect speech, a disturbing 19% of college students believe they have the moral high ground to physically assault people who express opinions they don’t like.  So it is not surprising that seniors and veterans have been brutalized for wearing “Make America Great Again” attire.  A 9-year-old was harassed and forbidden to wear his MAGA hat to school.

Leftists put out narratives on various issues and then socially and physically beat the crap out of anyone who dares to challenge what leftists deem true.

Enraged leftists descended upon my wife with furious anger on Facebook for daring to say stats prove that cops do not routinely murder blacks.  Data confirm that blacks are the ones murdering blacks in record numbers in urban Democrat strongholds.  Leftists quickly attacked my wife to defend their evil lie, which has led to Black Lives Matter ambushing and assassinating police across America.

Another leftist lie that you had better not get caught challenging – especially if you are black – is that America is an eternally racist hellhole for blacks.  Leftists are trying to economically and socially beat the crap out of black Millennials Kanye West and Candace Owens for suggesting that blacks should stop clinging to victim status and pursue their dreams.

I roll my eyes when black walking-dead leftist zombies lecture me about how white America hated Obama being in the White House.

Blacks are only 12% of the population.  Therefore, white America elected a black president two times.  Black media queen Oprah is worth two billion dollars.  Obama’s “PROMISE program” forbids schools from reporting or punishing bad behavior by minority students.  Beginning in kindergarten through college, white students are taught to hate themselves for being white.  It is counterproductive for blacks to continue viewing themselves as victims, still singing, “We Shall Overcome.”

Folks, did you ever think a day would come when leftists would demand that we do not state the truth that there are only two sexes?

College student Lake Ingle was kicked out of class for saying biologists officially say there are only two sexes.

Leftists have decreed that there are 71 different “genders,” including no-gender and gender-fluid.  Anyone caught publicly stating otherwise will suffer public humiliation and dire social, economic, and even physical consequences.  And yet leftists are praised as paragons of tolerance.

Obama’s DoJ wanted to throw scientists in jail who disagreed with man-made climate change.  A California bill seeks to criminalize speaking biblical views on sexuality.  Remember the mentally disabled white man four leftists kidnapped and tortured for saying he liked Trump?  Intolerant of allowing parents to teach their children their values and principles, leftists seek to make homeschooling illegal.

Leftists have brainwashed our kids into believing that not hurting feelings should trump freedom.  In less than an hour, 50 people on the campus of Yale signed a bogus petition to end our First Amendment.  The First Amendment protects our free speech, religion, assembly, press, and petition.  This sounds pretty intolerant to me.

Intolerant Missouri student V.P. Brenda Smith-Lezama wants our First Amendment right to free speech repealed because it causes an “unsafe” learning environment.  Can you imagine a young person spouting this crap?  When I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in the ’70s, we were encouraged to extend our thinking as far as our imaginations would allow.  Today, colleges demand that everyone think the same.

In a nutshell, intolerant leftists are hyper-aggressively silencing free speech via bullying and criminalization while deceptively portraying themselves as victims of hate from intolerant mainstream Americans.

Like the title of the old Marvin Gaye song, it is time for the American people to realize “What’s Going On.”  Now that you know, it is time for Americans to stand.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/05/leftists_slowly_turning_off_the_faucet_of_free_speech.html

Oakland’s Mayor Saboteur Inspires Congressional Law to Put Her in Jail?

Oakland Mayor Inspires New Bill Which Could Lock Up Officials Like Her

by Jazz Shaw  at Hot Air:

“Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a recent op-ed for the Washington Post that she originally ran for office because she wanted to change the way things operate. She may be changing things more than she thought and in ways she never imagined. Following calls to investigate her decision to alert illegal aliens in her community to an impending ICE raid, Iowa Congressman Steve King (R) has introduced legislationwhich could lock up public officials obstructing justice in this fashion for as much as five years. (Washington Times)

Tipping illegal immigrants off to a looming immigration sweep could net sanctuary city leaders jail time, under a bill announced Monday by Rep. Steve King.

The Iowa Republican dubbed the bill the Mayor Libby Schaaf Act, after the Oakland mayor who alerted California’s Bay Area to an impending sweep this year, a move that immigration officials said helped hundreds of people escape detection.

At the time, the chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Ms. Schaaf was essentially acting as a “gang lookout” tipping off lawbreakers when police came through their neighborhood.

Mr. King’s bill would include a penalty of up to five years in prison for any state or local official who obstructs enforcement of federal laws.

“I want lawless, Sanctuary City politicians to hear this message clearly: If you obstruct ICE, you are going to end up in the cooler,” Mr. King said in announcing his bill.

I somehow doubt that King is expecting much support from his Democratic colleagues on this one and the bill may be nothing more than an effort to make a point in this debate. I’m also not sure there’s really a need for such a law. As we’ve discussed here previously, we already have laws on the books which cover this. Under Title 8, Chapter 12, anyone can be charged with harboring or shielding from detection any illegal aliens, leaving them subject to a fine and/or not more than 10 years in prison. I see no reason why an elected official such as a mayor wouldn’t be subject to that law.

Then again, when it’s a public official doing it, that’s a special sort of violation in some ways because they’re violating their oath of office and undermining the laws they are sworn to uphold. In that sense, perhaps a special law specifically covering elected officials might be in order.

Of course, even if this gets signed into law it won’t apply to Mayor Schaaf, so she doesn’t have much to worry about. You can’t prosecute someone for a law passed after they commit the act, so unless Schaaf plans to do any additional gang signaling when ICE is coming to town she should be in the clear.

I do hope that this bill at least earns time for an open debate on the floor of the House. If nothing else, it will be entertaining to see if any Democrats are willing to take to the podium and argue against holding elected officials accountable when they flout the law. How does one even begin to structure such an argument? If you’re going to start making exceptions under the law for people in public office that could lead to all manner of uncomfortable conversations in the current climate of Washington.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05/22/oakland-mayor-inspires-new-bill-lock-officials-like/

Will Justice Find James Clapper, Obama’s Head of National Intelligence IN JAIL FOR PERJURY AND PLOT?

MORE EVIDENCE OF DEEP STATE COLLABORATION WITH CNN ON THE STEELE DOSSIER

by Paul Mirengoff  at  PowerLine:

I believe most Power Line readers know the story of how the infamous anti-Trump dossier compiled by Christopher Steele, and in particular its most salacious contents, found its way into the mainstream media. To recap, CNN had the dossier in late 2016 and was looking for an excuse (a hook) to report on its most salacious contents, even though they had not been verified. On January 6, James Comey briefed Trump on those contents, supposedly to protect him in case CNN and/or other outlets reported them.

Then, on January 10, CNN published a story on the dossier’s most salacious contents, on the pretext that, since Trump had now been briefed, it was legitimate news notwithstanding the unverified nature of these contents. That same day, Buzzfeed published the entire dossier.

In other words, CNN was waiting for a hook to publish unverified, damaging material about Trump. Comey provided that hook on the pretense of “protecting” Trump. CNN then published.

There’s more. As we discussed here, based on the reporting of Sean Davis, James Clapper appears to have helped choreograph this dance. It was Clapper who told Comey to brief Trump on the dossier. And it might well have been Clapper who passed the word to CNN that Trump had been briefed — and thus that CNN had the hook it needed to publish the unverified, salacious information from which the deep state supposedly was protecting Trump.

Clapper initially testified to Congress that he did not “discuss the dossier or any other intelligence related to Russia hacking of the 2016 election with journalists.” However, when confronted specifically about conversations with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Clapper acknowledged discussing the dossier with Tapper and admitted he might have spoken with other journalists about the same topic. These discussions took place in early January, right around the time CNN learned that Trump had been briefed, clearing the way for it to publish.

But Clapper wasn’t the only member of the deep state who was in this CNN loop. Andrew McCabe was also involved.

We know this from emails obtained and released by Sen. Ron Johnson. On January 8, two days after the Comey-Trump briefing and two days before the CNN story appeared, the then-FBI Deputy Director wrote the following to senior FBI leadership, under the subject “Flood is coming”:

CNN is close to going forward with the sensitive story. . .The trigger for them [sic] is they know the material was discussed in the brief and presented in an attachment.

As Sean Davis explains, “sensitive story” is the term the FBI and others in the Obama administration had been using to refer to the salacious content in the Trump dossier.

McCabe wasn’t finished emailing about the coming “flood.” That same day, he emailed Sally Yates:

Just an FYI, and as expected, it seems CNN is close to running a story about the sensitive reporting.

I construe this as signaling “mission accomplished” to a fellow member of the mission team (Yates and McCabe were using the same code words to describe the salacious dossier material). Apparently, there was no need for a similar email to Clapper.

How did McCabe know what CNN was “close” to doing ? Perhaps Clapper told him. More likely, he was communicating directly with CNN. Keep in mind that McCabe was fired because he indulged in unauthorized leaking to journalists and then lied about it.

Sen. Johnson has sent a letter to FBI Director Wray setting forth the timeline established by the McCabe’s emails and propounding five requests for information. Among the five are:

The date and circumstances by which the FBI first learned that media outlets, including CNN, may have possessed the Steele Dossier.

All documents and communications between or among James Comey and James Clapper or their staffs referring or relating to Director Comey’s briefing of President-elect Trump about the Steele Dossier.

All documents and communications between or among FBI employees and other Executive officials or employees referring or relating to the “sensitive matter” or to Director Comey’s communication to then-President-elect Trump about the existence of the Steele Dossier.

These are good requests. However, even if the FBI complies, it won’t eliminate the need to put Clapper, McCabe, Comey, and Yates under oath and to ask them the hard questions about this matter.

 

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/more-evidence-of-deep-state-collaboration-with-cnn-on-the-steele-dossier.php

What Will Become of ALL THAT HILLARY DIRT?

Dirt on Hillary

by J. Masolo   at  American Thinker:

For the past two years, the media and Dems have relentlessly attacked President Trump, claiming he “colluded” with the Russians to beat Hillary.  They cannot accept that President Trump beat Hillary and is dismantling the Obama “legacy.”  Mueller and his staff of Hillary-Obama contributors disguised as attorneys have wasted over one year on this investigation.

One principal premise of the so-called “collusion” is that the Trump campaign met with and contacted Russians to obtain “dirt” on Hillary and the DNC emails.

The logical questions are, what dirt could the Russians possibly provide that we do not already know about Hillary, and how could it be worse than the truth about Hillary?

Think about it: dirt on Hillary.  Why would we need Russians, or anyone else, to inform us about dirt on Hillary?

All you have to do is honestly examine Hillary’s and Bill’s shenanigans since their days in Arkansas.  This does take some time and attention, given the complex, corrupt history of Hillary and Bill.  It is essentially lying, greed, and abuse of power.

We already know the dirt about Hillary: Whitewater, missing billing records, selling pardons, selling uranium to the Russians, stealing White House silverware, FBI files on Republicans, covering up Bubba’s rape and sexual harassments, the email scandal, destroying emails under subpoena, Travelgate, attacking the women harassed by Bill, and more.  I am sure I missed some.

The problem is not getting dirt on Hillary.  We have the dirt on Hillary.  There is so much dirt that it is mindboggling for anyone who cares, which excludes Democrats and the media.

But none of the real dirt about Hillary mattered to the Dems who nominated Hillary and the media that promoted her campaign.  What could the Russians possibly have on Hillary that is worse than what we know about her?  Even if the Russians have worse dirt than what we know about Hillary, it would not matter to Hillary-supporters and the anti-Trumps and NeverTrumps.  They still would have voted for Hillary.

Simply stated, the charge that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to obtain dirt about Hillary is ridiculous and falls apart when one honestly examines Hillary’s record.  Hillary had to pay Steele to make up dirt on President Trump.  But the dirt on Hillary is there for anyone who cares to know.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/05/dirt_on_hillary.html

Is Anyone Honest in the Department of Justice? What Story Will IG Horowitz Tell?

AP: DoJ IG Report To Rip FBI Leadership For Heel-Dragging Hillary Probe

by Ed Morrissey  at HotAir:

With an expanding scope in another probe, Inspector General Michael Horowitz will soon release his report on the Department of Justice’s conduct of the Hillary Clinton probe. According to sources talking to the Associated Press, the IG report will take aim at the FBI and its leadership at the time for a series of curious decisions, including a long delay in seeking a warrant to probe e-mails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop. Had the FBI acted properly, the report will say, much of the October confusion could have been avoided:

An upcoming report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize senior FBI leaders for not moving quickly enough to review a trove of Hillary Clinton emails discovered late in the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with findings.

The FBI’s timing has been a sore point for Clinton supporters, who say then-director James Comey’s announcement of the review less than two weeks before the Nov. 8, 2016, election contributed to her loss. The agency’s findings affirming their decision not to pursue criminal charges against Clinton were disclosed two days before the vote — too late, her supporters say, to undo the damage.

Some FBI officials knew in September 2016 of the emails on former Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop but the bureau did not obtain a warrant to review them until the following month. Clinton supporters say the candidate’s name could have been cleared much faster if the FBI acted on the emails as soon as they knew about them.

The criticism will hit the very top of the ladder at the bureau:

All of this is certainly interesting, but … not all that interesting. Hillary Clinton supporters have long blamed Comey and the FBI for the timing of these actions, and with some justification, apparently. However, the FBI wasn’t the proximate cause of the problem. The proximate cause was Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a private, secret, and unsecured e-mail server for official business in violation of the Federal Records Act and the Espionage Act too, despite Comey’s decision to let Hillary off the hook for it. Had Hillary used the official State Department e-mail system, those e-mails would never have been on Weiner’s laptop in the first place — and it demonstrated just how unsecured the system was.

That also points out how oddly weak of a leak this is ahead of the release of the IG report. Horowitz had much more meaty questions on his Hillary probe plate than just the timing of the Weiner search warrant. What was Loretta Lynch’s role in determining the scope of the investigation and potential action? Why did Comey usurp Lynch’s role in determining outcomes without a formal recusal by Lynch? Did the White House apply undue pressure on the FBI? Why did FBI investigators allow Cheryl Mills — a potential witness — represent Hillary in the interview? Why did the FBI not recommend charges when Mills and Huma Abedin misled investigators?

This leak either indicates that the IG report will take a large pass on these questions, or is intended to distract from the answers it might contain. Unless more leaks about those issues emerge, we won’t find out for another few weeks which it is.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05/21/ap-doj-ig-report-rip-fbi-leadership-heel-dragging-hillary-probe/