• 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

What Americans Should Know about America’s Small Businesses

WHY WASHINGTON HAS IT WRONG…….from the Wall Street Journal,  November 12, 2012

Introductory note:    I am a small business business owner of a business I started alone almost twenty five years ago.    I named it Masterpiece Landscaping, Ltd.   

Nearly all of the artistic learnings I needed to teach classes through the University of Minnesota Extension Service education service, I learned from practice play in my neighbor’s sandbox.   I began these learnings when six years old and continued them until one day, when age 12 going on 13, my Mother shouted  while I was “in my zone working at my art of choice, “Glenn Ray, you are too old to be playing a sandbox!”.     

Embarrassed by the put-down, I snapped back, “I’m NOT playing in a sandbox.   I’m making scenery!”

My answer was as quick as it was certain.    However, I knew my Mother was right.   I had been able to keep my art practice private until her moment of shout.   What if, indeed, one of my buddies knew I was sitting at the place where I was sitting, whether I had created a beautiful estate  grounds or park where my tootsie toys cars could park and drive.     Every day I had built a new city or created a beautiful park  starting with arborvitae twigs as my trees of choice.

It was the last day I ever made scenery in a sandbox.    Thereafter I began to puts around doing for neighbors what I formerly had done in miniature as God of my neighbor’s sand in that box.

However, I had  even a  greater passion in and out of school.    I wanted to learn stuff…….Why was I here?   What does ‘here’ mean?   What was ‘here’ like yesterday and the days before?    Why were my parents my parents?     Where did they come from?   Why did they come from, well, anywhere?

And then, my best luck of all, I had been taught ‘learnings’ when knowledge and  its importance in seeking truth, were highly valued by all of the  old maid school teachers who drilled their certainties into my life.

I taught school for fourteen years, when suddenly I was forced to seek another profession for my life’s work.    In 1988 I   turned to my sand box learnings and the joys of my sandbox days playing or plotting in a world in which  I was meant to work and prayed I wouldn’t lose my shirt.  I was divorced two years later…..

My dreams therefore changed.   I could dream bigtime.   I could practice the art I used to preach.   I was literate, knowledgeable, and loved the labor of my prospects.    I would advise the landscape garden interested.    

In the  twenty years before the economic crisis of 2008 and the consequent collapse of the housing industry every landscape season became more profitable leading to a business grossing a million dollars.    And then, our economy turned downward and downward and downward.

I learned about a new American population after my years of teachings and managing a semi-state agency.   I met  a lot of guys like me and mingled with hundreds working as I worked  in our Mother Earth’s outdoors……guys no one in modern America ever reads or hears about…….guys far more honest, productive and responsible for their work than any group I had ever met in public education and at university.

A few weeks ago in the last days of my Wall Street Journal life, I spied the following article…..the only one in my life written about workers like me…….the millions of us who hire to help us do ‘our thing’ in our American communities:


How Much of a Thug Was Muhammed?…10%? 35.5%? 78.37%? ….More?

According to the New York Times…….Muhammed must have been less than    .1% thug according at least one of the folks at PowerLine, John Hinderaker.    

This “Times” which advertises it prints all the news that is fit to print, seems opposed to daring few who criticize the ‘god’ of   of today’s fanatical Islamists and their Liberal allies, hence the following article:

The New York Times Scoffs at Free Speech

by John Hinderaker      at   PowerLine:

“Liberal support for free speech has been waning for a long time, and at present it seems to be just about extinct. The latest evidence is a story in today’s New York Times about Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man who made the video that was falsely blamed for the Benghazi attack, and has languished in jail for the last two months as a result. One might think that the Times would regard jailing a man for exercising his First Amendment rights as an outrage requiring daily denunciations, but no–the tone of the article, by Serge Kovaleski and Brooks Barnes, suggests that Nakoula deserved what he got.

Start with the article’s title: “From Man Who Insulted Muhammad, No Regret.” The Times finds it remarkable that Nakoula isn’t penitent:

Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making “Innocence of Muslims,” his crude YouTube movie trailer depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a bloodthirsty, philandering thug.

So is America now a country where we imprison people so they can rethink the wisdom of making a video with the wrong political point of view? Apparently the Times thinks so; there is strong evidence that Barack Obama does, too.

Does Mr. Nakoula now regret the footage? After all, it fueled deadly protests across the Islamic world and led the unlikely filmmaker to his own arrest for violating his supervised release on a fraud conviction.

Not at all. In his first public comments since his incarceration soon after the video gained international attention in September, Mr. Nakoula told The New York Times that he would go to great lengths to convey what he called “the actual truth” about Muhammad.

Which raises an interesting point. I have never seen anyone comment on the historical accuracy of Nakoula’s film (assuming that anyone has actually seen it) or the YouTube trailer. Muhammad was, in fact, a “bloodthirsty, philandering thug.” You could say worse things about him than that without straying from the truth. But this question is not one that the Times, or any other media outlet I am aware of, has seen fit to explore.

The Times tries to keep alive the fiction that Nakoula’s video might have had something to do with the Benghazi attack:

There is a dispute about how important the video was in provoking the terrorist assault on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the United States ambassador and three other Americans.

Actually, I don’t think there is any dispute at all. To my knowledge, there is zero evidence that the Ansar al-Sharia terrorists who carried out the attack knew or cared about Nakoula’s video.

The main point of the Times article–the only point, really–is to establish that Nakoula is disreputable and untrustworthy. But this is an odd perspective to take on what appears to be an extraordinary violation of the First Amendment–jailing a man for political speech regarded as inconvenient by the Obama administration. In the view of the New York Times, is the First Amendment reserved for the honest and the respectable? That certainly wasn’t the Left’s position when Communists were availing themselves of the bourgeois right of free speech.

A friend emailed the authors of the Times piece and got a response from Serge Kovaleski. This led to a dialogue in which Kovaleski described the Times as “champions of the first amendment.” Kovaleski defended Nakoula’s imprisonment, however, on the ground that “Nakoula had specific restrictions attached to his supervised release, which he violated.” But the Obama administration doesn’t even pretend that Nakoula was imprisoned for any reason other than as punishment for his impermissible speech. Recall Charles Woods recounting how Hillary Clinton approached him at his son’s memorial and said, “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.” And it is blindingly obvious that tossing a probationer in the slammer for using an alias and accessing the internet, notwithstanding that those actions violated the terms of his probation, is not standard practice.

At the New York Times, however, there is nothing to see here; nothing other than a disreputable Christian who dislikes Islam and therefore deserves to rot in jail until he sees the light.”