• 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

Politically Correct Fascists at ABC Zap Tim Allen

ABC Cancels Tim Allen’s Successful Comedy Last Man Standing and It Looks Like It Was Because of His Conservative Beliefs

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Our Constitutional Crisis Has to Do with Democrats Corrupting America’s Intelligence, Decency, and Freedom

OUR CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JAMES COMEY

by William Sullivan  at American Thinker:

“President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey has been pretty big news, and there will be no dearth of continued commentary about what it means.  But what rings hollowest in all the commentary surrounding it have been the nearly uniform claims among the left that his firing represents a “constitutional crisis.”

Does the left now care about the United States Constitution?  Because that would certainly be newsworthy.  This is the same left which, as David Harsanyi of The Federalist reminds us, didn’t utter a peep of disapproval about President Obama’s efforts to “unilaterally legalize millions of people without Congress.”  What about the constitutionality of the federal government forcing people to purchase health insurance, forcing private health insurance companies to cap prices for higher-risk clients, setting school lunch menus, peculiarly targeting conservative groups for tax audits, or executive directives to ignore federal immigration law?  The left didn’t care about “constitutionality” when all of those things happened during Obama’s presidency, but now are shouting from the pulpit that Donald Trump’s firing of the current FBI director, whose direct role is to “serve at the pleasure of the president,” is somehow some incredible affront to the liberty guaranteed by the Constitution?

The left’s hypocrisy here is certainly stark, but in a way, it is evidence that the term “constitutional crisis” has been thrown around in so many pithy accusations over the years by the left and right that the phrase no longer has any meaning relative to the actual Constitution of the United States.

Consider that Princeton political scientist Keith Whittington suggests that “[c]onstitutional crises arise out of the failure, or strong risk of failure, of a constitution to perform its central functions.”

The “central function” of our Constitution has always been to limit the authority of the federal government, and to clearly enumerate the “few and defined” powers of the federal government to be held in contrast to the “numerous and indefinite” power of state governments, as James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 45.

Yet today, a great many of the things that we consider to be within the federal government’s purview are absolute affronts to the Constitution, and particularly the Tenth Amendment, which Thomas Jefferson held to be the foundation of the Constitution:

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: “That all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States and the People.”  To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.

How can we define our nation to be one of limited federal authority when, every day, we see that the restrictions of our Constitution have become meaningless? And if the limitations of the Constitution (again, its central function) have largely become meaningless, how can it be denied that we have long existed in a state of “constitutional crisis?”

A federal Department of Education (DoE), for example, has absolutely no right to exist in the scope of the Constitution.  Congress was beyond its tether when it allowed for this executive institution to have been born.  Yet billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars have been thrust into this federal institution to regulate our children’s education, and few ever consider the question as to whether there was the right, in the first place, of the federal government to create such an institution with the immeasurable power it has.

Tell me, where in the Constitution can you find any evidence that the federal government has the right to confiscate wealth from Americans, and then to grant or withhold payment to states based upon this federal agency’s evaluation of their adequate adoption of Common Core curricula?  And when you cannot find any such evidence that the federal government has such a right granted by the Constitution, wouldn’t you have to admit that the Obama administration’s having done precisely that is in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment, and thus represents a “constitutional crisis?”

Take a look at the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, or the Department of Transportation.  There is equally no allowance given to the federal government, by the Constitution, to regulate these spheres of assumed jurisdiction.  All of these agencies, including the DoE, more embody the planks of Communism found in Marx’s Manifesto than our own Constitution.  And yet the mere fact that these federal now agencies exist is enough to give us, with our modern sensibilities, the presupposition that the federal government must have a right to exert its influence in said areas of life, however cumbersome or costly they may be, and however absent any validation for that assumed power might be in our nation’s Constitution.

The reality is that very little of anything Washington considers its day-to-day business today has anything to do with the Constitution.  Our constitutional crisis is, and for quite some time has been, that the Constitution no longer matters in our political discourse.  Our national conversation about whether a thing is right or wrong tends to be a matter of preference and partisan interest.  Yes, the Constitution can be opportunistically invoked by either side as substantiation for any outrage. But it is generally an argumentative substrate of convenience, and rarely of principle.

The left is currently demonstrating this with the furor over Comey’s firing, but I sincerely hope that when conservatives talk about “draining the swamp” in D.C., they are suggesting a return to constitutional principles of limited federal authority, because this thing works both ways.

After all, if Ivanka Trump pushes for a $500 billion federal childcare bill (as she’s doing) because it’s her preferred cause du jour, and Congress indeed acts to provide single mothers with taxpayer dollars for childcare, wouldn’t it be very much like the federal overreach that we once claimed Obamacare represented, and thus be a true “constitutional crisis?”  Where does the Constitution define that the role of the federal government to seize wealth from taxpayers to provide childcare for American mothers?

If you happen to like this idea so much, you are free to petition your state to enact such a law with your state’s money to subsidize the payments.  I believe it would still be wrong, but this is how federalism works, and how the Constitution was intended to work.

We can only make American great again by again making America what the Constitution intended it to be.  And we can only do that by working to rein the federal government back within the boundaries that the Constitution defines.”

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Mass Media Infected with Deadly Mental Disorder: Feminist Fascism

The Mass Media Cult Goes Pathological

By James Lewis at American Thinker:

“In the five months since the election, the media haven’t been able to get over getting Trumped.  They’ve gone through the five stages of grief, some of them over and over again, and still The Donald drives them crazy.  Hillary was one of the worst candidates in history, but it didn’t matter.  In our Mass Cult mind, she couldn’t lose.

This is a mass media pathology, as we can see from their uncontrolled emotional outbursts.  The latest is Comeygate, which looks like a trap Trump laid for James Comey, who came out of the White House babbling that the president had demanded Comey’s personal loyalty – a no-no by Watergate standards.  But Comey has no Oval Office tapes, so it’s his word against Trump’s.  Comey has no evidence, while making an “impeachable” allegation against POTUS.

Where’s John Dean when they need him?

Every time they lose another power player in D.C., like Clapper and Comey, they have to go through the five stages of grief.  First denial.  Then tears.  Then asking God to make it not so.  On and on.

If these people weren’t so malignant, I’d feel sorry for them.

This is a kind of death anxiety for the American ruling class, which is also why they constantly fantasize about killing Donald Trump.  For psychiatrists, it’s an interesting mental disorder, and it’s too bad that millions of Americans still depend on Mass Cult for their daily news.  This is not a college textbook; it’s America today.

When Stanford psychologist Philip Zimbardo first showed how normal Stanford students could be cultified, I felt skeptical.  It couldn’t be that easy.  Basically, the kids were voluntarily isolated, so all their daily sources of real news were blocked.  Then some authority figure sold them a bill of goods, and the test was whether they would obey a plainly illegal command – to give “dangerous electrical shocks” to a confederate, who yelled in pain.

(Today this experiment is illegal, but it has been repeated in other countries with low-level shocks given to animals.)

History books have been written about crazy cult behavior, especially utopian cults.  But we think they have no real lesson for our lives because we aren’t crazy.

Most people don’t realize that “media concentration” – a functional news monopoly, day after day – has the same effect as cult indoctrination.  It doesn’t matter if Disney Corp. has a different name from the New York Times.  It matters only that they tell the same “news” story every day.  For a mental mass monopoly, you don’t need to violate anti-trust law.  All you need is mass media that make up the “news” by consensus, not by empirical reality.  Dr. Michael Barone actually looks up facts for his political column, but he is a rarity in the media business today.  The Big Media are basically playing telephone.

Closed cults like Jim Jones and Scientology do some very nasty stuff, and when it gets to the Kim Jong-un level they build nukes and fire ICBMs over countries like Japan.  Today, Kim III is pushing his WMD program as fast as he can, and where Kim goes, the mullahs follow.  Iran and North Korea co-develop those weapons and test the bombs underground in Korea, but the mullahs get the same technology.

The bottom line is that any ideological monopoly creates cults.

Where the United States used to have about 80 different newspaper owners in 1980, today we have fewer than a dozen conglomerates, with only one storyline.

The JournoList scandal showed that 400 “journalists” (propaganda liars) were able to drive the “news” in the U.S. and Europe.  They are still doing it, because nobody can stop them.

What we are seeing is cult pathology on a mass basis.  That is pathogenic (it makes people genuinely crazy), because cults that hear only one mental channel become delusional.  (The “Russian election hack” scam is a classical mass delusion.)  Fear gets amplified enormously by the headline rumor machine, which cult followers can no longer distinguish from reality.  The old 24-hour news cycle is now every hour on the hour, and human beings can easily get flooded with too much information, so their judgment is impaired.  We are seeing all of that in the media today.

Everybody has defense mechanisms, even healthy people, but healthy folks tend to ward off anxiety by rationalizing danger, both real and imagined.  But medical students, for example, can become hypochondriacs with whatever disease they are studying this week.  You study heart attacks twelve hours a day without enough sleep, and you start wondering if your heart is okay.  Medical students are physically very healthy, but med school is what it is.

Healthy people do get over all that, but if you’re caught up in the Mass Media Cult, every single day, and you don’t get enough time to recover, you become stressed out and ultimately dysfunctional.

Historians will look back at this time as a case of mass hysteria on the national level.  Ph.D. dissertations will be written about the Trump Mass Hysteria of 2016-17, but by that time the grad students will be lolling in easy chairs and chatting about the Third Millennia Frenzy, like Orson Welles’s radio drama of 1938, The War of the Worlds.

Technology gets faster and more powerful, but human beings don’t change.

I suppose it’s a kind of poetic justice, the biter being bit, but it’s sad to see.  Maybe conservatives should get together and send them all a good supply of cheap whiskey, the traditional newsman’s medicine.  I’m sure it’ll work for newswomen, too.

(http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/the_mass_media_cult_goes_pathological.html)

Media Married to Corrupt Democrat Party

The Media-Democratic Party Suicide Pact

by Patricia McCarthy  at American Thinker:

“The national media and the Democratic Party have gone stark raving mad over President Trump’s election victory; they refuse to accept it.  Their paroxysms of fury are evident all day long on every network and cable news outlet and every mainstream newspaper.   Since Nov. 8, they have leapt like a swarm of remoras onto a whale proclaiming every little thing that they think might take the man down.  Hillary’s team concocted the “Russia collusion” hoax within twenty-four hours of her defeat.  Everyone knows this!  Hillary is the one with all the Russia connections; lots of them, all financially benefitting her personal foundation.  They, the media, have come up with numerous other schemes with which to attack Trump: taxes, emoluments, tweets, family, even his ice cream servings.

The Democrats in Congress dutifully follow suit like Pavlov’s dogs.  They care not a whit whether their charges are based in fact.  Hence, “fake news.”   The mainstream media folk invented it, this “resistance,” and they are running with it, day after day after day.   They devised the game plan, and they are sanctimonious in their defense of it.  Like the Russia meme they keep peddling, they go at it from every angle in the pitiable belief that they can convince the American people that they elected the wrong person.

Yet the more they double- and triple-down on their strategy and tactics, the more the American people realize how thoroughly demented are the media and their Democrat lapdogs.  The more they contrive new tales of misconduct, chaos and/or incompetence, the more the rest of us realize how threatened they are by his successes:  unemployment is down, illegal border crossings are down, the stock market is just fine, and the rescue of our medical care has begun. The more the media and the Democrats are driven mad by his policies — the reining in of the EPA, reviewing Obama’s federal land grabs, enforcing immigration laws that Obama did not, taking hard lines on Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, ISIS, the more we anti-establishment folks out here in flyover country cheer his every move.

Does Trump stumble here and there?  Of course.  Who does not?  Clearly, he is not an experienced politco.  He’s a no-nonsense businessman with a style completely at odds with the DC establishment swamp.  And a swamp it is.  One only has to listen to Pelosi, Schumer, Durbin, Mark Warner, Adam Schiff, and the rest, to their ridiculous pretentions and imputations,  to grasp the nature of the depth to which these media leftists and Democrat toadies are willing to descend to oppose President Trump.  They are making complete   and utter fools of themselves.  Look no further than the execrable Maxine Waters; it would have been fine if Hillary fired Comey but it’s a crime that Trump did!  Hypocrisy is their stock in trade.  The left is not the brain trust they think they are.  They are the victims of their own calculated undermining of American education.  Millions of Americans miseducated in our universities sill have essential common sense.  The media and the Democrats have become as historically bereft of common sense as the graduates our universities churn out every June.

With their paid, activist-trained protesters at virtually all Republican townhalls, the violence these resistance PACs foment on our university campuses, their Soros-funded protest marches, their almost venal pro-abortion litmus test, their blatant hypocrisy re: the firing of Comey, the media and the Democrats  may think they are winning over all those ignorant Trump supporters.  But they are not.  They are demonstrating for all to see just how elitist they are, how dismissive they are of those of us who voted for him, and how disparaging they are of the US Constitution.  They are confirming that they value illegal immigrants over citizens, Muslims over Christians, criminals over law-abiding persons.  They support calculated gender confusion, speech codes, the tyranny of political correctness, and the construction of victim groups.  All humans, with the exception of heterosexual white males, are victims of oppression of one kind or another.  The left revels in pitting people against each other……..”   There’s more to read below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/the_mediademocratic_party_suicide_pact.html