• 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

MN Prager Group Meeting will be held in EdenPrairie this August 09


Kathy Woolley announces a  location change for August Prager Discussion group meeting:



August 9 Meeting 


Radical Islam: Are its proponents exerting too much influence on our government? If so, what should be done about it? How will this issue affect the 2012 election?


9009 Sutton Drive 

Eden Prairie, MN 55347                  Location Change


7:00 – 9:00 PM



This month’s meeting will be held at the home of Roxann Johnson due to summer hours (early close time) at Sabes Jewish Community Center. Park in Roxann’s driveway or the adjoining driveway for 9011 Sutton. Additional parking is available at the nearby  Senior Center.  


To Battle the Miasma of the Left, you must Know the Distortions of the Left


Mitt Romney: Richer Means Superior

 by Cenk Uygur   at  Huffington Post

Mitt Romney recently said in Israel that Palestinians don’t have as high a GDP per capita as Israelis do because their culture is not as good as Jewish culture. That is both deeply racist and deeply stupid.

According to that logic, Jewish culture must not be as good as Arab culture because the GDP per capita of Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait crush Israel’s.

Mitt Romney also talked about divine hand of providence as a possible explanation of why Israelis are richer than Palestinians. Did God, or should I say Allah, change his mind and decide that he likes Arabs in the Gulf States more than even the Jews?

Here’s another explanation for the Palestinians plight: They have been under occupation for over 60 years now. They don’t even control their own borders or trade. There have been crushing embargoes on their territories. It’s a little hard to get trade going when you’re literally not allowed to trade.

Our military has aided and abetted this occupation and, in many ways, we have paid for it. Now we have a candidate for president of one of our major political parties go there and rub their face in it. It wasn’t our military that did this to you; it was your own inferior culture. That’s literally adding insult to injury.

Despite all of this, the most relevant part of this exchange might be the perspective it gives us into Mitt Romney’s world view. Rich makes right. If Israel is richer, by definition, it must be superior. If Mitt Romney is richer than everyone else, he must be superior to everyone else. Elect me for president, I’m richer than the other guy.

What he leaves unsaid is what is obvious in his mind, “The richer guy is obviously the better guy.”

The fact that Mitt might have had some advantages being the son of multi-millionaire governor and Israel might have had some advantages in getting $3 billion a year from the US and having a sovereign country is irrelevant to Romney. Richer equals better. Period. Who cares what the circumstances are? Mitt’s always about the bottom line.

Romney’s deeply offensive comments about the Palestinians probably won’t hurt him in the election at all. There is no group in America you can insult with more impunity than Palestinians and Arabs. That doesn’t hurt your electoral chances, it might even help. But what does hurt is the overwhelming sense you get from Romney that he is looking down his nose at you. This son of a bitch actually thinks he’s better than the rest of us because he was born to a mega-rich dad, figured out how to cheat the system at Bain and hid away so much of his money abroad (tax avoidance was an enormous contributor to his fortune – do you have any idea how much more you save up if you pay 10% in taxes a year rather than 35%). Now, that doesn’t sit so well.

Who wants to have a beer with a guy who thinks he’d rather be having a Chardonnay with one of his equals? To Mitt, we’re all Palestinians.

Comment:   Unfortunately, so often in our  Obama Leftist era,  if you  hear one Lefty, you have about heard them all.   There never has been as  an  era of politics when  group think and group speak have been so purely maintained by a political movement as the Obama Marxist collections. 

Now, the clahhenge to you dear reader is to check out  whether Cenk Uygur has bats in his belfry or not.   How would you go about doint this?    It is likely that those of you under age 40 have never  been trained to perform this act of truth checking.    If you did, you would be horrified what a grand liar your pressident  and his leaders in his Party have become.

Obama Goes to History to Justify his Hateful Campaign

For those of us who have bothered to read and remember about our American past will have to commend Mr. Obama for his accurate description of the acrimony and extreme dishonesty which became a part of the early presidential campaigns in America’s childhood.   Most notable were the gutter side claims between the forces of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.

Both, however, were patriots.   Both were de voted to America and its repbulican future.   Both became good friends, attested to by their years of warm communications.   NEITHER WERE MARXISTS.

Can you imagine Mr. Obama having close citizen and friendship relationships with any of his political competitors…..even Bill Clinton?     With Bill Ayers, yes, such a warm comradeship is believeable and probably is already deeply established.    But they have been peas of the same Marxist pod……not competitors.

I hope and pray Mitt Romney remains true to his high standards of human  business and intellectual intercourse.   BUT HE SHOULD BY ALL MEANS  INFORM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF THE  EVILS OF THIS MARXIST, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, AND  NASTINESS, DIVISIVENESS, DISHONESTY  AND HIS INCOMPETENCE!

Obama defends his negative campaigning

by Joel Gehrke     at  Beltway Confidential:

President Obama invoked the founding generation of American politicians to defend his negative campaigning before predicting that he will get the economy “going full guns.”

“And this phase of the campaign I think you’re seeing a lot of negative ads and a lot of contrast ads — although when people start saying how terrible it is,” Obama said during a fundraiser at the NoMad Hotel in New York City, “I just have to remind them [to] take a look at what Jefferson and Adams had to say about each other, and democracy has always been pretty rough and pretty messy.” (“Contrast ad” is the Obama campaign’s preferred term for their hits on Romney).

Obama remembers the roots of negative campaigning correctly. The 1800 presidential campaign saw Jefferson’s team said John Adams had a “hideous hermaphroditical character,” while the Adams faction called “a mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father.” And Americans who do claim to dislike negative ads should recognize that campaigns only run them because voters find them persuasive.

Nevertheless, this historical perspective from Obama is a far cry from his promise not to run negative campaign ads in 2008. “Do we want to have the same old attack politics that we’ve become accustomed to?” Obama asked in 2008, as Buzzfeed recalled today. “This is a different time. This is an extraordinary time. So we’re not going to run around doing negative ads. We’re going to keep it positive.”

The president said today that his positive campaigning in the fall would explain how he’ll get the economy “going full guns” in his second term.

“There is going to be  . . . the need for voters in these swing states to know not just what they’re voting against but also what they’re voting for,” he said. “And so we’ll be spending a lot of time talking about the specific agenda that I intend to pursue in the second term — which I think will make sure that this economy is going full guns.”

Obama seemed confident that the negative ads have worked, though. “So [the] upshot is if the election were held today, I think it would be close  but I think we’d win,” he said.

What Was Bumpy about Mitt Romney’s Trip……except Media Propaganda?

Romney Wraps Foreign Tour

By SARA MURRAY     at the Wall Street Journal

GDANSK, Poland—Mitt Romney will return his attention to economic issues during the final stop of his foreign tour in Poland, after drawing criticism Monday from Palestinians who said they found offensive his remarks about their standard of living.

GOP candidate Mitt Romney, his wife, Ann, and son Josh, right, visit the site Monday where the Solidarity movement began in Gdansk, Poland.

The presumptive GOP presidential nominee plans a speech lauding Poland’s relatively robust growth and spotlighting how a Romney presidency would tighten ties with the central European country—moves that could boost his standing with Polish-American voters.

Mr. Romney met former President Lech Walesa Monday in Gdansk and departed with the equivalent of an endorsement. “I wish you to be successful, because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too,” Mr. Walesa said through a translator.

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Mr. Walesa snubbed President Barack Obama by refusing to meet with him in Poland last year and has previously said Mr. Obama “doesn’t suit me.”

Still, Mr. Walesa said Mr. Romney had some work to do to win the presidency. Charisma is something Mr. Romney “doesn’t really yet have, but he’s very observant. He gets it fast and draws conclusions, which means he has all the traits of a good leader. But he still needs to do some rallying,” Mr. Walesa told news channel TVN24 after his meeting with Mr. Romney.

Earlier, before he departed Israel, Mr. Romney pointed out Israel’s brighter economic prospects compared with its Palestinian neighbors and suggested culture may have something to do with Israel’s success.

“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he told a group of donors gathered at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem. He added: “And that is also between other countries that are near or next to each other: Chile and Ecuador, Mexico and the United States.”

But Mr. Romney’s figures underestimated the actual gap between the economies. Per capita gross domestic product stood at $31,400 for Israel last year, while Palestinians’ per capita GDP was $1,500 in 2010, according to an April 2012 World Bank report, which attributed the figure to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics.

Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian legislator and a top official in the Palestine Liberation Organization, and other Palestinians said Mr. Romney failed to note their lack of sovereignty and limitations enforced by Israeli military authorities. “If he checked his facts, he would know why the Palestinians actually have to build an economy when they have no freedom of movement, no human rights, no fundamental freedoms,” she said.

U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets members of the audience after delivering foreign policy remarks at Mishkenot Sha’ananim in Jerusalem, July 29, 2012.

The Romney campaign said Mr. Romney frequently talks about disparities between bordering nations. “This was not, in any way, an attempt to slight the Palestinians,” said Stuart Stevens, the Romney campaign’s chief strategist.

Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the Obama campaign, noted that Mr. Romney also created waves in England when he questioned the preparations for the London Olympics: “He’s had two countries where he’s made a series of fumbles…This raises some questions about his preparedness.”

Mr. Romney hasn’t shied away from his support for Israel. He called Jerusalem the capital of Israel in a speech Sunday evening, prompting Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat to denounce the comment as “unacceptable.” Jerusalem isn’t internationally recognized as the capital because of disagreement over sovereignty in East Jerusalem, parts of the city captured in 1967 that the Palestinians claim as the capital  of their future state. Mr. Romney has also signaled a tougher approach to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, telling Israelis on Sunday that “no option should be excluded.”

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets Israeli leaders and says that a nuclear-armed Iran would be “unacceptable”. Courtesy Reuters. Photo: Reuters.

During his visit to Israel, Mr. Romney didn’t meet with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian National Authority, but he did meet with the Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. While he spoke publicly about Middle East issues with Israeli leaders, he and Mr. Fayyad mainly stuck to the Olympics.

Mr. Romney will return to his primary focus, the economy, in his speech on Tuesday.

The Polish economy grew 4.3% in 2011—though it has slowed this year—and Poland was the only country in the European Union to dodge the effects of the 2008 financial crisis. It has been buoyed by domestic consumption and increasing exports. Romney campaign aides also are fond of the country’s budget narrative: Amid rising deficits, officials cut government spending, and the economy is still growing. Mr. Romney regularly warns that ballooning U.S. budget deficits are sure to harm America’s long-term prosperity.

Mr. Romney also met with Prime Minister Donald Tusk and continues his meetings with dignitaries Tuesday. He may be greeted with more skepticism from other Polish leaders, particularly his declaration that Russia is a top “geopolitical foe” of the U.S. The Polish government has worked to thaw its historically tense relationship with Russia by emphasizing cooperation.

“They are certainly worried about Russia, but I don’t think they want to see us return to a new Cold War,” said Stephen Flanagan, a defense and national security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “I’m not sure what the Poles are looking for is a tougher line on Russia. They’re looking for more attention from Washington.”

—Joshua Mitnick and Marcin Sobczyk contributed to this article.

Mitt’s Speech from Israel about Israel

J-Post: ‘Romney a True Friend of Israel’

Rick Moran  at the  American Thinker                   article sent by Mark Waldeland:

By most accounts, Mitt Romney hit it out of the park yesterday in his speech before the Jerusalem Foundation. Daniel Pipes called it “a stem winder” and “remarkable.” Barry Rubin sensed Romney’s sincerity:

Speaking to an often-cheering group of about 400 people in Jerusalem, Governor Mitt Romney gave a speech less notable for what he said than for the fact that the audience believed he was sincere in saying it.

At a beautiful outdoor setting with the Old City in the background, Romney declared his strong support for Israel, using phrases often heard from American presidents. He also proclaimed his view that Jerusalem is Israel’s eternal capital. The difference, of course, is that those listening were less inclined to think that when President Barack Obama said similar things to AIPAC meetings he was describing his own views and policies.

In a glowing editorial from the Jerusalem Post, the editors make it clear who is a “true friend of Israel”:

Mitt Romney, who is taking the time to visit us at the moment, and who time and again has spoken out strongly for Israel’s rights to safeguard our own interests.

On the other hand, incumbent candidate US President Barack Obama has all but adopted the Palestinian negotiation position and given Israel the cold shoulder on every possible occasion.

Romney has decided to visit us just three short months before the most important election of his life.

By coming here, Romney is indicating to his Israeli friends his deep commitment to the State of Israel and the importance that he places on his with the Jewish people.

Not only is the governor taking the time to visit the Jewish state in the midst of his campaign, but he has also stated repeatedly that should he win the presidency, his first official trip abroad would be to Israel. It is these types of pledges – along with his steadfast statements affirming Israel’s right to defend itself from all threats, both near and far – that is convincing so many Democratic pro-Israel voters to switch sides and vote for the Republican candidate in the upcoming election.

Obama, on the other hand, has been anything but resolute in his support for Israel since he was elected in 2008. In his now infamous Cairo Speech, the president put the onus of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict squarely on the shoulders of what was once America’s only true ally in the Middle East.

When later pressuring Israel into the ill-advised freeze, Obama was the main reason that for the first time since the establishments of the State of Israel, that Jews were outlawed from homes in their historic homeland.

Romney’s speech in Jerusalem will likely not win him many Jewish votes at home. Jews are a traditional Democratic constituency, and while the Republican candidate will probably do better in 2012 with the Jewish vote than John McCain managed in 2008 (78-22 for Obama), the difference won’t be significant enough to win him any states.

Comment:   I viewed most of the speech.    Mitt Romney spoke carefully with clear meaning and meaningful dedication.  The was emnently presidential…….and I look forward to his first day in office when he begins clearing out the Obama incompetents.


The Ugliness, the Phoniness, the Dishonesty of the NCAA……Comment by Dennis Prager

Sandusky Abused Children, NCAA Abuses History

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

One of the NCAA’s punishments of Penn State was the vacating of all its football team’s wins from 1998 through 2011. It was in 1998 that Penn State coach Joe Paterno and university officials became aware of the accusation that assistant coach Jerry Sandusky had showered with a young boy.

As a result, Penn State’s 112 wins are no longer wins, and Joe Paterno is no longer the coach with the most wins in college football history. Instead of 409 victories, his record shows 298.

Before explaining why this decision is morally wrong, I should note that I consider what Jerry Sandusky did to be an indescribable evil. I recognize that Joe Paterno and the university officials enabled this evil to continue. And I do not take issue with the other NCAA punishments of Penn State.

But it is worrisome that there has been virtually no outcry against the terrible wrong committed by the NCAA’s rewrite of history.

Unless Joe Paterno and/or Penn State won those 112 games illegally or immorally, they are wins. No amount of wrongdoing by anyone at Penn State allows anyone to change history. This is another example of how the road to hell is paved with good intentions — in this case, punishing Penn State and teaching everyone how terrible covering up child abuse is.

In our generation, we have seen truth not merely reduced as a value; it has been more or less removed from the list of virtues. History is increasingly what politically correct people want it to be.

In California, the country’s largest purchaser of school texts, elementary and high school students, by law, must learn about the contributions to California and America of women, African Americans, Mexican Americans, entrepreneurs, Asian Americans, European Americans, American Indians and labor. This year, the California legislature passed another law — the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act — which mandates teaching the contributions of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.

That American history is dominated by the contributions of White Anglo-Saxon Protestant males is irrelevant to all those who see history as a feel-good exercise, not the relating of what actually occurred. As the 325,000-member California Teachers Association, which has contributed so mightily to the decline of education in California, said in support of the LGBT bill: “We believe that school curriculum materials should adequately portray the diversity of our society.”

In other words, according to California’s teachers, the purpose of education is not to teach truth, it is to “adequately portray the diversity of our society.”

In defending the new California law, Dean Vogel, president of the California Teachers Association, said, “There is no room for discrimination of any kind in our classrooms, our communities or our state.”

But, by definition, history does discriminate. A history of classical music will discriminate in favor of Austrians and Germans. A history of jazz will discriminate in favor of blacks. And a history of the founding of America will discriminate in favor of WASP males. Otherwise they are not histories.

Whatever evil Joe Paterno and Penn State officials failed to stop, the 112 wins are wins.

Where will the NCAA draw its line? What other wrongs that have nothing to do with victories on the playing field will the NCAA nullify?

The lesson the NCAA is teaching young people — that history and truth don’t matter if enough powerful people don’t want them to matter — can be as injurious to society as the cover up was to the victims of Sandusky.

And not only to society. To individuals as well.

Thanks to the NCAA history rewrite, all those completely innocent Penn State football players who played their hearts out to win those 112 games, played for naught. The false NCAA history will record that they never won a game.

And what about the impact on former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, who is now listed as the winningest coach in American college football history? Until the NCAA revision of history, he had the rather impressive title of second-most winning coach in American college football history. Now, he will be dogged by a permanent, though unwritten, asterisk next to his name.

If, as the NCAA report charges, Penn State’s silence spoke volumes about Penn State’s culture, what does America’s silence in the face of the NCAA falsification of history say about ours?

The Dennis Debate on the Hannity Show last week

Last Thursday Dennis Prager appeared on Fox Cable on the Sean Hannity Show. 

Modern fascistic  Democrat mayors,  including Rahm Emanuel,  Obama’s right hand man in the White House for the past three years,  were outraged that a Christian owned chicken speacialty franchise restaurant made public their opposition to gay marriage.

In true  fascist tradition they bloviated ;ublicly, that they would not allow such a vile, bigotted business to enter their communities.     This, apparently,  is the modern American manner  of decision-making in the Marxist party groups led by president Barack Obama.    Has America sunc that far?

Dennis was pitted against a fast mouthed gay activist lefty reporter, Chris Hahn……which means there is very little, if any debate for a rational well educated, reasonable, exceedingly skilled teacher, speaker, and debator such  as good guy,  Dennis Prager.    Dennis speaks English in the debate;  Chris an agressive hysterical gibberish at chimpanzee pitch.

If ever there is a better example of the right and left in debate, please expose it.   In  American it has become the rational against the loony hysterical left……nearly every time.

We in America live in dangerous times.

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