• 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


The day was Friday, February 22, 1960!

During the 1950s and throughout the 1960s I did the Minnesota State High School weekly hockey ratings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Herb Brooks starred on the 1955 Johnson High School team which won the State Championship that year. With the exception of the State Tournament games and games played in the St. Paul and Minneapolis city school league competitions, hockey was an outdoor sport then.

Some games were played in below zero temperatures, and up in the Iron Range or Northwest Minn. where the majority of the best school hockey teams played, many many degrees below zero. One winter I joined sports journalist, Ralph Reeve of the Pioneer Press to watch a game between perennial state powerhouses, Roseau and St. Paul’s Johnson for an evening game with the temperature fourteen below zero played in an unheated wooden structure built locally to protect about 1500 fans from an evening windchill, about half of the communities resident population.

Roseau is located about 300 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, maybe more.

I believe 12 of the players on the USA Miracle team were raised in Minnesota or had Minnesota blood connections. Mark Johnson’s dad, Bob, was a friend of mine as a classmate earning graduate school credits at the University of Minnesota before he became a very successful coach at the University of Wisconsin. Mark scored the last second goal of the first period of the Miracle game to tie the score at 2-2.

I was well aware then of the competitive nature of the coach, Herbie Brooks, who orchestrated the Miracle victory determined to develop a team capable of beating the Russians whether anyone liked it or not. Few people remember that Brooks graduated from Minnesota in psychology, a topic he used to his advantage, as it turned out.

At the end of the video below you will notice coach Brooks quickly leaving the shocked and thrilled American audience at the end of the game……He found a private corner alone and collapsed into tears. (Wouldn’t you?)

The team still had to play and beat, not just tie Finland a couple of days later or the Soviets would have taken the Gold to Moscow. After two heart -wrenching periods USA came from behind to beat the Finns 4-2.

I listened to the game for two periods on radio for the game was not presented to us televised. I had expected us to play well. Brooks (purposely, I am sure) scheduled a game against the Soviets in Madison Square Garden a week or so before the Olympic games had begun….and USA lost 10-3….which in football terms would be around 70-19. He had arranged for his players to take out their hate against him, who had made them pay mentally and physically dearly training for the Olympics, by focusing totally on the game and the reason they were trained to do…..beat the Russkies and win the Gold Medal.

It was in the third period of play when the speed and strength trained Americans skated almost on a par with their professional Soviet competitors, all inducted into the Red Army to play hockey professionally.

The Soviet team had been out-coached, for that special game anyway.

Their speed, stamina, and style had surprised them, some of the Russian players mentioned years later.

If you have never seen the last minute of the Miracle….take a look now by clicking below…..