• 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

Total Solar Eclipse to Cross the USA, August 21st! DON’T MISS IT! I DIDN’T IN JUNE, 1954

Apparently the sun and moon are going to dance together some time around this coming August 21, 2017  It is not an every day occasion when the two meet to fete.

I was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota back  in the early 1950s, majoring in geography, minoring in Russian and   all sorts of other studies including geomorphology, astronomy, and Biochemistry then when tuition costs were $35 a quarter.

God blessed us that early A.M. a Saturday more glorious than ever, despite a fifty-fifty chance for clouds and rain…..and NEITHER HAPPENED…not a cloud in the sky at 6AM through the rest of the day.   I had heard about solar eclipses while in high school.  It was a rarity that such  “dances”  ever occurred in  the middle of a metropolitan community.

I didn’t want to miss it, but I didn’t want to go alone.  I easily coaxed my girl friend.  We tried to coax others and landed with six to be ready at six o’clock AM.

Do go!!! Don’t be late!!!  Protect your eyes..( We did….photo film pasted on sun glasses was then recommended.)   We gathered at the top of a hillside facing downtown St. Paul in the eastward distance.   Not a cloud to be seen.  Cool.  Silent except for the morning birds, especially the cardinals and arguments among  viewers nagging me  that this better be good, or else.   Who else would be dumb enough to get up early on a Saturday to see the moon pass in front of the sun.

Yes, the day went dark…not night dark, but darker than you have ever seen morning before breakfast!   Wind stirred, air conditioned cool, birds went silent, dogs howled, shadow attacked the world around everyone.

The collection of it all shut us  into silence and awe despite the brevity of the totality of the real dance.   Confidence in me and my reputation was elevated that morning.   No one thanked anyone for their participating in the show.  I was merely the usher.

The eclipse scheduled for this August 21.   Do go out of your way if you can to be a witness to this, one of the rarest of  amazing astronomical events ever to happen in your lifetime!   Plan for a good setting regardless of the clarity of the day.

Please note that all of the following statements about viewing the eclipse are made with two assumptions: (1) “weather permitting”, and (2) you MUST use special eye protection to look at the sun whenever it is not totally eclipsed! Read more about the important subject of eye safety during eclipses.

Get your eclipse glasses here!
(You HAVE to have them in order to safely watch the partial phases of the eclipse!)

Visit Xavier Jubier’s Interactive Google Map
(You’ll see an instructions page first)

http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path_through_the_US.htm

Conservative Jerk McCain Betrays GOP

Cruz: Americans Betrayed By Republicans That Failed To Honor Promise To Repeal Obamacare

by Ian Schwartz at realclearpolitics:

“Sen. Ted Cruz delivered remarks to the media after the Obamacare repeal failed in the U.S. Senate with a vote of 51-49. Three Republicans, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCains voted against the repeal. McCain initially voted for debate of the bill.

Protesters chanting ‘Thank you, John McCain’ could be heard in the background while Cruz held his presser.

President Trump sent out a late night tweet after the vote failed: “3 Republicans and 48 Democrats let the American people down. As I said from the beginning, let ObamaCare implode, then deal. Watch!”

“There are going to be a great many Americans who tonight feel a sense of betrayal. Feel a sense of betrayal that politicians stood up and made a promise,” Cruz said.

“I tell you this, if you stand up and campaign and say, we’re going to repeal Obamacare and you vote for Obamacare, those are not consistent,” Cruz said. “And the American people are entirely justified in saying, any politician who told me that and voted the other way, didn’t tell me the truth. They lied to me.”

“You know, Senators are going to go home the next few weeks. They’re going to go home to their states. And they’re going to face their constituents. They’re going to have hard questions of people who look them in the eyes and say, ‘Why did you lie to me?'” Cruz said.

Cruz said Republicans, and perhaps even Democrats, will return after the summer recess, after they face constituents, and vote differently to honor their campaign promise on Obamacare.

“I believe we’ll come back after all of the victory laps by the Democrats, all of the media exultations, I believe we will come back and we will honor our promise,” Cruz said.

A reporter asked Cruz to react to McCain’s decision to vote against the bill, denying Vice President Mike Pence to break the anticipated tied vote.

“If you campaigned on repealing it, then the voters should expect that you will keep your word,” Cruz said in response to McCain.

“I think Republicans should keep our word, and I think we can,” the Texas Senator said. “Despite unfortunate nights, I believe we can and will honor our promise to repeal Obamacare. Tonight, I’m filled with optimism. Despite a setback, truth matters. The truth is, Obamacare isn’t working. It is hurting millions of Americans, and the people who are getting hurt by Obamacare, it is the biggest job killer, it’s hurting small businesses, it’s hurting working men and women.”

Transcript of Cruz’s remarks:

SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX): The losers tonight are the millions of Americans who’ve been hurt under Obamacare. The millions of Americans that have lost their jobs, who have been forced into part-time work, forced into working 28 to 29 hours a week. Millions of Americans have had their health care coverage canceled, who have lost their doctors, who’ve seen their premiums skyrocket.

The 6.5 million Americans each year who are fined by the IRS because they don’t make enough money to afford health insurance. So not only do they get health insurance, but they get a fine from the IRS and 80% of them are earning $50,000 a year or less. Nearly half are earning $25,000 or less. It’s the single moms, the truck drivers, it’s the steel workers, it’s the working men and women who are left behind tonight. That’s unfortunate.

And there are going to be a great many Americans who tonight feel a sense of betrayal. Feel a sense of betrayal that politicians stood up and made a promise.

I tell you this, if you stand up and campaign and say, we’re going to repeal Obamacare and you vote for Obamacare, those are not consistent. And the American people are entirely justified in saying, any politician who told me that and voted the other way, didn’t tell me the truth. They lied to me.

But I will say also the democratic process is a long process. In the next 24 hours, in the next week, Democrats will crow exaltedly. They’ll claim total victory for a collapsing and failing law that is Obamacare.

And the media will write story after story about how Obamacare will remain, even though it is failing and hurting millions of Americans. But after all of the chest-beating, after all of the proud victory laps of the left, I believe this Congress will come back and in time, we will honor our promises.

You know, Senators are going to go home the next few weeks. They’re going to go home to their states. And they’re going to face their constituents. They’re going to have hard questions of people who look them in the eyes and say, ‘Why did you lie to me?’

And by the way, it’s not just the Senators who voted no. The Senators who voted yes are going to be asked, ‘Why did you lie to me?’ Because the voters are not going to distinguish. They will say, you guys promised to do this and you failed.

I understand the frustration and anger of the American people. And I think the frustration and anger will be heard by members of the Senate.

I believe we’ll come back after all of the victory laps by the Democrats, all of the media exultations, I believe we will come back and we will honor our promise.

[…]

And by the way, when your premiums go up next year, the Democrats are happy for you to pay more year, after year, after year when you are struggling to provide for your family. That’s not right. The five years I have served in the Senate, there is no issue I have fought harder on and devoted more time to then stopping the disaster that is Obamacare.

Mark my words, I am committed to this fight.

As long as there is breath in my body, I will be fighting for the working men and women of this country that have been hurt by Obamacare, and I believe it will be repealed. No party can remain in power by lying to the American people. And I hope and pray that our party doesn’t try to do that…

REPORTER: Senator, did John McCain lie to the American people when he campaigned on repealing Obamacare last year and then took this vote today. (Editor’s note: McCain voted against the ‘skinny’ repeal late Thursday night/Friday morning)

CRUZ: You know, that is a judgment the voters of every state will have to make. For each and every individual politician. I think what we should do is do what we said we would do. If you are a Democrat, and you campaigned on keeping Obamacare, okay fine. Then the voters can expect you to do that. But if you campaigned on repealing it, then the voters should expect that you will keep your word.

I think Republicans should keep our word, and I think we can. Despite unfortunate nights, I believe we can and will honor our promise to repeal Obamacare. Tonight, I’m filled with optimism. Despite a setback, truth matters. The truth is, Obamacare isn’t working. It is hurting millions of Americans, and the people who are getting hurt by Obamacare, it is the biggest job killer, it’s hurting small businesses, it’s hurting working men and women.

The people are hurt by Obamacare, you are being heard, and I believe we will in time honor our promise. And I give my word I will devote every waking moment I have to urge my colleagues let’s tell the truth and let’s simply do what we did — lower premiums and make health insurance more affordable for everyone. Recognize that Obamacare is a dismal failure that is hurting millions of Americans….”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/07/28/cruz_americans_betrayed_by_republicans_that_failed_to_honor_promise_to_repeal_obamacare.html