• 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

Krauthammer: Obama’s “attacks are utterly shameless!”

Krauthammer: Romney “Needs To Be Tougher” On “Utterly Shameless” Obama

at realclearpolitics videos:

These attacks are utterly shameless,” syndicated columnist and FOX News contributor Charles Krauthammer said about the Obama campaign accusing Mitt Romney of felonious behavior. “You began with the outsourcing charge which as Kirsten was saying, was shown by neutral observers to be false. If there was any it happened after Romney left, which is why we now start with the second charge that he never left in 1999. There is not a shred of evidence that Romney participated in any decision, any investment, any phone call, any meeting of any kind after 1999. So that is the second shamelessly false charge and the Obama administration knows that.”

“I think what Romney has to do — it’s okay to do what he did today to try to rebut them, but I think he needs to be much tougher on them,” Krauthammer advised. “I think they ought to stress the fact that these are lies and repeat that. Demand the apologize for the felony charge, which they’re never going to get but you want to stress that. And also, continue to attack Obama on the same grounds and say that the stimulus money he gave was spread all over the world, created jobs in England, Finland, China, and elsewhere.”

“If you want to speak about outsourcing, Obama did worse. He took your money that you pay in taxes and he spread it around to create jobs abroad. And change the subject. Obama right now is being — his administration is gutting one of the great achievements of the late 1990s, the agreement between the Republicans and Clinton to reform welfare. And they are now gutting it lawlessly, unilaterally in a way that — that is an issue that is popular one. They ought to be attacking on this. Change the subject. It is out there, no way the administration will be able to defend itself on that. So start on another front. I think unless they are aggressive on this, they’re going to get really hurt,” Krauthammer said on the panel portion of FOX News’ “Special Report.”

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Dishonest and Paranoid Obama “Reaches New Depths of Mendacity!”

Damned Rich if Romney Does,

Damned Rich If He Doesn’t

IBD Editorial:

Election ’12: The Obama campaign has reached new depths of hypocrisy and mendacity in accusing its GOP opponent of a felony. Mr. President, let he who is without secrets guarded like Fort Knox cast the first stone.

For a Barack Obama operative to accuse Mitt Romney of misrepresenting his chairmanship at Bain Capital to the Securities and Exchange Commission over a decade ago, “which is a felony,” as Stephanie Cutter said, reveals the desperation of a presidential re-election campaign that must distract Americans from its dismal economic record.

But it also raises other issues, including: this president’s willingness to run on lies, his refusal to practice what he preaches, and the outrageous negligence of the Democrats’ powerful lapdogs in the media.

First, the Boston Globe, whose July 12 story Cutter parroted, seemed to be intentionally misleading by saying that, “Government documents filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control.”

Because of the suddenness with which Romney left Bain to save the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games in 1999, during which ownership was being legally transferred to a group of partners, it would have been out of order — possibly unlawful — for Romney’s name not to be on the documents Bain filed with the SEC.

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker even slapped the Globe with “Three Pinocchios” and “were tempted to award this claim Four Pinocchios … .”

This is not the first lie the Obama presidency and campaign have propagated. From claiming that U.S. oil output “is the highest that it’s been in eight years” (while oil output on federal lands was falling 275,000 barrels a day), to portraying a company fixer and job creator like Romney as an outsourcer, Obama’s untruths are legion.

Why should we nose back into Romney’s past when Obama won’t release his academic records? University of Chicago law professor Richard Epstein, in “The Amateur,” says Obama avoided fellow academics at lunches and workshops while at the law school, because lacking “any signs of intellectual curiosity or power” he made sure not “to put himself at intellectual risk.”

Only Obama’s full academic transcripts will tell whether he got into Columbia and Harvard due to special treatment. The voters have a right to know.

If the media did their job, Cutter’s remark would have made this a story about the Obama campaign smearing Romney by spreading a bogus story, then aggressively making false allegations of criminal behavior.

As Politico commented after Cutter’s slanderous charge, when it comes to Romney and Bain, “things are reaching the point where the facts don’t really matter.”

Indeed, that could be a blanket statement about the entire Obama campaign.

The Power of the U.S. Union Teacher Dollar!

The Largest Political Machine

by Walter Russell Mead    at the American Interest

At first glance, today’s Wall Street Journal piece on teachers donating vast sums of money to outside political groups hardly comes as a surprise. Unions in both the public and private sectors are well known for organizing and donating money to favored candidates and political groups.

Yet some of these donations appear to go beyond what would be expected from a union’s lobbying arm. In addition to the expected donations to Democratic politicians and labor groups in which the unions have a clear interest, union money is also going to groups with more of a social agenda, including gay rights activists and other civil-rights organizations:

Some of the spending that the two teachers unions identified to the Labor Department as “political and lobbying” activities from fiscal 2007 through fiscal 2011 went to election consultants, voter mobilization and advertising. Additional millions went to PACs that donate almost entirely to Democratic candidates and committees. Dozens of other organizations that promote a range of issues—women’s rights groups, organizations backing African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American civil rights, and think tanks producing pro-union economic studies—also received money, according to a review of the documents by The Wall Street Journal.

Some of the contributions provide indirect political benefit to the unions, by fostering allies among progressive groups. This has helped give teachers widespread political clout on Capitol Hill and in statehouses, and has made them nearly indispensable to the Democratic Party.

While the revelations made in this article are hardly a shock, understanding the role of the public sector unions in political donations is key to understanding the functioning of the modern American Left. The deep pockets of teachers unions and other public sector unions provide the financial infrastructure that keeps the Left in business.

It’s the ultimate political machine. Teachers’ unions lobby elected officials to get more money and benefits for their members. The voting clout that the unions have in state and local politics makes it easy for politicians to give them what they want—even if it is more than the city can actually afford. As a result, many cities are now struggling with high pension promises that they are in no position to keep. Many cities are now hoping to scale some of these pensions back, but the union machine continues to fight such measures even as the pensions become unsustainable. Many find that the unions are just too powerful to fight.

But this is only one side of the machine. With the dues money that they get, teachers unions and other public sector unions fund a large infrastructure of other, generally left-leaning, political groups. These groups help pressure politicians to give the unions the benefits and salary agreements they want, even in circumstances where this may be only tangential to the organization’s core mission. The unions’ pockets are deep, and union leaders often have the political savvy to use their funds to create a broader alliance to support their interests.

The Walker reforms in Wisconsin are a direct threat to this powerful machine. That is why they were so strongly resisted.

Yet while these political battles often dominate state politics, their impact is much smaller at the federal level. Most laws about public-sector unions continue to be decided by the states, and most of the most important battles over union power will be held at statehouses rather than the U.S. Capitol.

This is not to say that the unions are ignoring the federal government. State and local governments, often by law, have to balance their budgets each year, limiting the size of the pay increases and pension promises that the unions can extract. The federal government, however, is under no such constraint, and unions are only too happy to use federal spending to circumvent the fiscal constraints of state and local government. Unions take a strong interest in battles over how many teachers and firefighters and police the federal government should pay for in state and local governments; more federal involvement means more money, which means more jobs with higher benefits.

Though the union political machine has lost power and prestige since its mid-century heyday, it remains one of the strongest forces on the Left in terms of fundraising and political organization. The fight over the future of public sector unions may be the most important political battle in the United States today.

Things Aren’t as Peaceful and Norwegian in Oslo As They Used to Be!

News from the personal freedom folks battling in Europe, report the following:


Another Read from Regina Reed….”The Dirty Laundry”

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast, 

The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the

Wash outside.
“That laundry is not very clean”, she said.
“She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. 
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”

Her husband looked on, but remained silent.

Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, 
The young woman would make the same comments.

About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

“Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
Depends on the purity of the window through which we look!

(The above read on life, arrived from friend, Regina Reed.)