• 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

CNN Pinned by President?

CNN has fallen into Trump’s pro-wrestling trap and it can’t get up

By Thomas Lifson  at American Thinker:

The media swells outraged at President Trump’s CNN wrestling tweet do not understand the level at which he communicates to his base, primarily out of their disdain for vulgar mass culture, including reality television and pro wrestling.  (Remember that the root of the word “vulgar” is the Latin “vulgus” or “common people.”)  The president, by contrast, is one of the most successful impresarios (and stars) in the history of American mass culture. Celebrity Apprentice was the most successful reality TV program in the history of the American medium.

President Trump knows how to reach the great mass of the public using images, music, and words, while those who disdain him primarily operate on the level of discourse they consider far superior: an appeal to intellect. Now, as somebody who went to the trouble of acquiring three graduate degrees and teaching at a couple of Ivy League universities, I can make a plausible claim to value intellectual discourse as much as anyone. And I do.  But I don’t kid myself that this is the only meaningful level of communication – in politics, art, human relations, or anywhere else.

The visceral reactions to the wrestling takedown by Trump of a character with a CNN logo photoshopped on his head backfired immediately, as the first stage of the trap sprung.  The primary outrage was that this could incite violence against journalists, which is laughable considering that most of the media establishment shrugged off the Kathy Griffin ISIS-style beheading photo as a harmless exercise of the First Amendment.  President Trump, the impresario, understands the potency of an image such as this:

He knows that these memories do not completely fade. Don’t forget that he is also in the branding business, and understands the nature of keeping images and associations alive on a continuing basis.  The comparison with his own cartoonish image takes place subconsciously even if not in the front of mind:

There’s much more….please read on!

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/cnn_has_fallen_into_trumps_prowrestling_trap_and_it_cant_get_up.html

California to Become Islamified with Child Marriages?

In California, Attempts to Ban Child Marriage Meet Opposition

ACLU, Planned Parenthood oppose legislation

by Charles Fain Lehman  at Free Beacon:

“A California state senator is trying to ban child marriage in his state, but he has run into opposition from groups including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Although the age of consent in California is 18, children can legally marry at any age regardless of the age of their spouse, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Democratic state Sen. Jerry Hill set out to fix that fact, proposing legislation to set the marriage age at 18.

But Hill’s bill is now trapped in legislative limbo by unexpected opposition. While it is still moving through committee, SB273 has had its age restrictions removed by amendment. Instead, they have been substituted with increased oversight requirements for judges to establish that child marriages are not coerced.

Hill is one of several state legislators pushing for reform of state marriage laws. Last month, New York state passed a law limiting under-18 marriage to only 16- or 17-year-olds who had been legally emancipated. Texas passed a similar law setting the line at 17, and then with a judge’s permission.

Advocates of the bill include Sara Tasneem, who was forced at the age of 15 to marry a 28-year-old in her father’s cult. Six months later she was pregnant.

“A person who marries a 15-year-old, there’s obviously something wrong,” Tasneem said. “Putting that label of husband and wife makes something disgusting and not OK seem normal and OK.”

Tasneem eventually filed for divorce, but not before mothering two children with her unchosen husband.

Nicole, whose last name was withheld for privacy reasons, married a 24-year-old at 16. Her relationship turned abusive, and she continues to work to move past the now-ended relationship.

“I had no control; I had no say,” Nicole said. “I can’t believe how much I’ve missed while I’ve tried to cope with life as a child bride.”

In California, however, allowing marriages like Nicole’s is controversial. Opponents of the bill include Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Phyllida Burlingame of the ACLU’s northern California chapter said that the focus should be on coercive relationships generally.

Hill’s original bill “was a solution that wasn’t necessarily going to have the impact on improving young people’s health and relationships that we want,” Burlingame said.

Other groups, including the National Center for Youth Law, defended child marriage as a fundamental right.

“Any legislation to eliminate this core right must be based on concrete data and information that demonstrates this drastic step is the most effective and appropriate strategy to address the harms being alleged, and that there are not other less extreme options available,” the center said in a statement opposing Hill’s bill.

There is no agreement over how many children marry annually, either in California or nationally. The Pew Research Center, using U.S. Census data, determined in 2014 that five out of every 1,000 children between the age of 14 and 17 were married.

Those in support of the bill estimate about 3,000 minor marriages occur in California per year. Opponents, like the ACLU, point to the fact that just 44 petitions for juvenile marriage were filed in populous Los Angeles county in the past five years.

An early version of the bill required the state to start collecting data about child marriages in California, but it has since been amended out.

Hill sees the bill’s current state as a compromise, but still progress.”

http://freebeacon.com/culture/california-attempts-ban-child-marriage-meet-opposition/