• Pragerisms

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    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

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

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

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

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

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


Obama video message booed at …

Fenway Park? Update: Fan responds

 by Allahpundit

Well, it stands to reason. Massachusetts is a deep red state. Wait, what?

I held off blogging this yesterday in hopes that video would emerge but after almost 24 hours I’ve given up hope. It started when Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom tweeted:

At Red Sox game, President Obama comes on big screen to recognize Fenway’s 100th anniversary, followed by loud chorus of boos.

Partisan bias at work, right? Nope: A couple of sportswriters noticed the same thing when The One appeared onscreen. The video message was part of the elaborate pre-game ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of Fenway’s opening, replete with appearances from Sox legends like Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Pedro Martinez, Jim Rice, Carlton Fisk, and on and on. The Yankees were in town too and both teams were in 1912 “throwback” uniforms. Point being, if ever there was a game where you’d expect lots of cell-phone video to be taken and posted on YouTube, this was it. And yet, when it comes to the stadium’s reaction to a presidential cameo, nada so far. Huh.

There is one video circulating online that purports to show O being booed by the crowd but it’s obviously not of yesterday’s game. Watch it here. Among the many problems with it: (a) the Sox were wearing white and the Yankees gray but the players in the vid are wearing red and blue; (b) it looks like a night game when yesterday’s game was played at 3 p.m. in bright sunshine; (c) I can’t hear any audio of Obama over the stadium speakers and it’s hard to believe the booing was so loud that he was completely drowned out; (d) Obama’s video would have been broadcast during the pre-game or between innings, but in the vid the booing’s happening while the game is being played. Anyone out there have real video from yesterday?

Exit question: Second look at turning Massachusetts red? Or were they booing him because, let’s face it, baseball fans have long memories when it comes to horrible play? They can forgive Buckner but no one can forgive this.

 (Doofus Obama strains doofusly to ‘pitch’ the baseball to home plate to demonstrate Obamaphysiqueandagility and bloops a rainball to a catcher…..see it now, here:  http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/21/obama-video-message-booed-at-fenway-park/

Update: Just received from reader John T.:

I was at the Red Sox game yesterday and can confirm the reported booing occurred, mixed with cheers at about a 50/50 ratio I’d say.

I think the reason there’s no video is because of the timing. The opening ceremony, which lasted about an hour, had officially ended and the game had begun. Most people, myself included, had stowed their phones and settled in for the game.

Obama’s message was brief, perhaps 10 seconds long, and began to play, I believe, after the first inning or half inning. It took me (and likely most others) by surprise, so there was little opportunity to catch the moment on video. As it turned out, there were other prerecorded messages played all game long between innings. Obama’s was just the first, and the only one booed. Most, if not all, of the other messages played were from people with Boston roots (e.g., Conan O’Brien, Dennis Leary, Mark Wahlberg), and they all received favorable reactions from the crowd.


Romney: Obama Doesn’t know anything about the American Economy

It may be said that Our good man, Mitt Romney waffles once in a while, that he has a quick change of heart about an issue or two.    After all, he is primarily a business man, and despite Obama deceit and Democrat Party foulness, Mtt Romney is a true Stand Up Honest American.

I have become a much more conservative conservative than Mitt seems to be.   But, I strongly believe Mitt is very electable.   He’d be a shoe in as a candidate of a number of elections ago.    America is more Marxist, more feminized, more dishonest, less well educated,  more drugged up and self indulgent that even in self-indulgent Billy Clinton’s days.   A nice looking, articulate, intelligent, honest, winsome and clearly happy and friendly guy,  he beats Barack Hussein by a mile in nearly every category of human decency and presidential qualifications.

But Mitt isn’t black, female, gay, Latino,  and has actually earned his fortune without playing around with terrorists and crooks, some still in jail as has the Chicago thug part of our president’s political persuasions.  Mitt doesn’t carry the university social science students’ twisted learnings of hate twoard American  private enterprise.

Mitt believed in America’s free enterprise traditions and never has wavered.   Barack has been university probrammed to be a Marxist…..making private enterprise Marxist Obama’s main foe in life.

In nearly every statement this president, this Barack, this Hussein, this Obama utters is at its base,  filled with wanton attacks on his opponenets, falsely accusing them  of the countless sins Barak Hussein Obama himself flaunts , bathes in,  expands upon and becomes confident within himself that every opponent is as foul and devious  as he, the president is.

President Obama the devious and dishonest,  is still relatively popular because he is still black.   If he decided for the betterment of his educaton and ability to problem solve, he would declare himself  a member of the other half of his genetic background……’white’…..he would be removed by the Democrat Party before

He plays his politics to the animals most recently graduating from America’s cultural tarpits, the university.  

Keep Obama’s background in mind when listening to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail.   There is a world of difference between the degree of honesty and possession of integrity that is absent in America’s first black president.

What a shame and waste……but don’t you think he is an excellent representative of the one party inner city black plantation culture and its politicians  sent to Congress?

Click below to get acquainted with a Mitt Romney ………and compare subject, tone, and   truthfulness.          


Obamalies Include Entrapping Voters to Believe Raising the Minimum Wage is Good for Employment

The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws

from the National Center for Policy Analysis:

While the aim of minimum wage laws is to help workers, decades of economic research show that minimum wages usually end up harming workers and the broader economy. In particular, minimum wages stifle job opportunities for low-skill workers, youth and minorities, which are the groups that policymakers are often trying to help, says Mark Wilson, a former deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.

If the government requires that certain workers be paid higher wages, then businesses make adjustments to pay for the added costs, such as reducing hiring, cutting employee work hours, reducing benefits and charging higher prices. Some policymakers may believe that companies simply absorb the costs of minimum wage increases through reduced profits, but that’s rarely the case.

  • The main finding of economic theory and empirical research over the past 70 years is that minimum wage increases tend to reduce employment.
  • Evidence of employment loss has been found since the earliest implementation of the minimum wage.
  • The U.S. Department of Labor’s own assessment of the first 25-cent minimum wage in 1938 found that it resulted in job losses for 30,000 to 50,000 workers.
  • This figure amounts to between 10 and 13 percent of the 300,000 covered workers who previously earned below the new wage floor.

Since this first implementation of the minimum wage, an incredible number of researchers have attempted to assess its impacts, especially because the minimum wage is much larger now than it was then.

  • In 2006 David Neumark and William Wascher published a comprehensive review of more than 100 minimum wage studies published since the 1990s.
  • Nearly two-thirds of the studies reviewed by Neumark and Wascher found a relatively consistent indication of negative employment effects of minimum wages, while only eight gave a relatively consistent indication of positive employment effects.
  • Moreover, the studies that focused on the least-skilled groups (those most likely to be adversely affected by minimum wages) found especially strong evidence for unemployment effects.

Based on his studies, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman observed: “The real tragedy of minimum wage laws is that they are supported by well-meaning groups who want to reduce poverty. But the people who are hurt most by higher minimums are the most poverty stricken.”

Source: Mark Wilson, “The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws,” Cato Institute, June 21, 2012.

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Obama Programs Us to Hate Millionaires. Who Are America’s Millionaires?

Who Are America’s Millionaires?

from the National Center for Policy Analysis:

There is a serious ongoing political debate over the tax rates paid by millionaires. Some say the tax rates paid by wealthy Americans are not progressive enough, while others argue that the top rate should be lowered while overhauling the tax code. Neither side of this debate, however, has made any attempt to provide a basic profile of who these taxpayers are, says Scott A. Hodge, president of the Tax Foundation.

In response to this dearth of investigation, the Tax Foundation has used past tax returns to create a profile of America’s millionaires: marital status, education, forms of income and other factors.

  • While just 40 percent of the 140 million tax returns filed in 2009 represented married couples, the vast majority of millionaire tax returns (86 percent) were filed by married couples.
  • Given that income tends to rise with age, it is not surprising that in 2009, 80 percent of millionaires were older than age 45, and 46 percent of all millionaires were older than age 55.
  • High-income earners are typically well-educated: among those making $200,000 or more in 2010, 78 percent had a bachelor’s degree or more while only 9 percent had a high school degree or less.

Among the most interesting findings, however, are first, that millionaire status is fleeting, and second, that millionaires pay far more than a proportional share of the nation’s taxes.

  • During the nine-year period between 1997 and 2007, about 675,000 taxpayers earned over a $1 million for at least one year.
  • Of these taxpayers, 50 percent (about 338,000 taxpayers) were millionaires for only one year, while another 15 percent were millionaires for only two years.
  • By contrast, just 6 percent (38,000 taxpayers) remained a millionaire in all nine years.

As a group, millionaires have seen a considerable amount of volatility in their incomes over the past decade but have consistently borne a substantial share of the overall income tax burden relative to their incomes.

  • Millionaires’ share of total adjusted gross income (AGI) in 2001 was approximately 9 percent of total AGI, which grew to 16 percent in 2007 and fell to 10 percent by 2010.
  • During that same period, the share of income taxes paid by millionaires was roughly twice their share of total AGI.

Source: Scott Hodge, “Who Are America’s Millionaires?” Tax Foundation, June 15, 2012.

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Obama, Allergic to Producing Budgets of HIS own, Turns to Bush Tax Cuts Again, Pretending its Ownership


Krauthammer: Obama Surrendered On The Economy In Pivot To Bush Tax Cuts

“I think this is a declaration by Obama, the fact that he’s now pivoted back to this old issue that he’s been touting for at least four years,” Charles Krauthammer said on FOX News tonight. “It’s a declaration that he’s surrendered on the state of the economy and on the issue of his stewardship of it. This is a white flag. There’s no way he can defend it.”

“When the numbers came out last Friday about the June employment numbers, which had followed the ones from May, the worst, the second quarter was the worst for employment in two years. This is supposed to be the time in a recovery where the numbers are really accelerating upwards, and they are in retreat or flat,” Krauthammer said on the panel segment of tonight’s “Special Report” broadcast.

“So he knows this is over, and there’s no way if the numbers are like this now there’s going to be any substantive difference between now and election day. So that’s not an issue that he even wants to talk about. So what he’s doing is trying to shift subjects to say, ‘look at the shiny object over here.’ And that is the fairness equity issue, and that’s what he wants to run on, at least to try to debate and make that the centerpiece. Because again, he can’t run on economic stewardship,” Krauthammer said.

“There isn’t even a pretense,” Krauthammer continued. “He tries, but there’s nobody who takes it seriously, that this taking from the rich with this tax increase for the upper incomes is going to do anything for employment, for growth, for lowering joblessness. It’s simply a matter of the government taking from the rich, and then Obama and the central government takes the money, some of it gets sprinkled on a Solyndra, crony capitalism, high-speed train on the west coast that goes nowhere. And some of it will trickle down to the rest of us. That’s the program. And it fits in his strategy because it fits with the negative attacks on Romney.”

“The whole idea is Romney’s a rich guy who doesn’t care, ‘I’m a guy who cares about equity, fairness, and the future of the middle class.’ That’s how it works. It’s the slight positive side of the astonishingly negative attacks on Romney. You mentioned 50,000 of them in June. But it’s a surrender on economic issues as a whole on macro-economics,” Krauthammer concluded.     Click below to see the video: