• 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

JESSE H. LYKKEN: An Obituary I Wish to Record Here

Jesse H. Lykken

Lykken, Jesse H. age 61, of Mpls, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 24. Preceded in death by parents, David and Harriet, whom he missed every day. Survived by wife Veneta; children Laura (Pete Mattsson), Zeke, Jake, Roxie, and Ezra; granddaughter, Venisa; brothers, Joe, Jerry, and Matt; aunt Diane, and dozens of cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws from the Lykken, Erickson, Shepherd, Goehring, and Betts clans. Service 3 PM Dec. 10, Cremation Society, 4343 Nicollet Ave S., Mpls. Visitation one hour prior. Casual dress requested.

Published on December 3, 2016

I never got to know Jesse Lykken personally.   Actually I saw him only once in my life….at his parents’  dinner table an evening 45 years ago.   His  younger brother, Joey, and then his parents, Harriet and David, were the folks who drew me into the Lykken clan.

For about the tenth time in my life I was plotting this very afternoon to search for Jesse’s home address so I could meet him again with his own family to express my gratitude and thanks for knowing his parents, both of whom I knew well since the end of my high school teaching career.

Instead of finding his Harriet Avenue address, I discovered his above obituary from a newspaper.

Harriet and David were both learned  ‘liberals’ of all of the finest, most cherished  meanings I have ever known  applicable to that word…..a word in today’s language  has been used,  abused, captured,  capitalized and obliterated   by the political hate-America Left.

Their son, Joey, was an outstanding student those many years ago.   I was planning to ask Jesse to pass my best wishes on to him and his family before I met the grim reaper.

Jesse!  How could you have done his to me?

Disorder in Charlottesville, Va…..

I worked this morning.  I returned home shortly after 1:30 and began to gather lunch.   Turned on television….to the usual leftist fascists at CNN and then to the often  confused reporters at Fox News.  Both opposing teams were extra excited.   Something had happened in the news which  could really cash in on ratings.

I early on discovered the happening was in Charlottesville, Virginia.    Some vehicle, a CNNer reported, had slammed into a crowd of protesters and had thrown some participants  into the air with the intentional effort.  The adversaries were clearly identified.

“White nationalists” the usual CNN leftisers reported,  “intimated”, led by President Trump-fan, former head guru of the KKK, David Duke, they salivated  with excitement, had caused the disorder……but failed to  mention which political case group, the White nationalists, or the usual Obama Leftists, obstructionists out for a lark to disrupt something American was responsible for the assault.   They were far too black racially motivated by the event.

CNN starred Democrat Party’s Black Nationalist, head of the well funded, black racist NAACP, led by black racist, Cornell Brooks.    He ranted black  racism victimhood.

After thirty minutes of listening to the horror event ala CNN, and still not aware of  who and really what had  caused the car assault, I turned to Fox “News”.  Nearly  30 minutes of Fox News swam by before the cause for the rioting was put in order.

Both CNN and Fox were counting the time it would take until they got a statement from the President.  Neither are the President’s  fans.  Fascist news center CNN repeatedly emphasized that David Duke was a devoted supporter of President Trump…..and therefore by frequency, was instructing viewers to hate Our Donald.

Fox News eventually clarified the sequence of events.    The Leftist out for their Saturday holiday were protesting the “White Nationalists” who had been protesting for their Saturday holiday.   A Dodge vehicle had slammed into a Leftist meld.  Its driver had made a getaway.   It seems the attack was against the Saturday Leftists.

The largest racist political institution in America is the NAACP…..Its head KKK person, is at present, leftist guru, Cornell Brooks.   The black congressional caucus is an American Congress institution.  It is designated, limited to BLACK MEMBERSHIP ONLY.   Washington apparently is still  awaiting new orders from the dictators arising from  our more recent Islamic “settlers” regarding their political requirements in our tumbling democracy’s E Pluribus Unum.

Don’t damn blacks racists, Islamists, feminist fascists for their evil and our American collapse.  BLAME ITS FAKE NEWS FOLKS IN THE PRESS,  SCHOOLS,  AND TODAY’S  DEMOCRAT PARTY……and perhaps even a good amount on  the GOP wusses…..BUT NOT OUR DONALD!

When will our American blacks stop their murderous habits?  Where?  At CNN where their evil is encouraged by the hate America crowd?

THE MOST RACIST CROWD IN OUR AMERICA TODAY IS BLACK BY COLOR.  IT   LEARNS ITS EVIL TRADE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, THE NEWS INDUSTRY, FROM LEFTIST DEMOCRATS, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

David Duke seems to be a civilized American.   Cornell Brooks is extremely arrogant, obnoxious, and energetic in his office.   He would deny his racism….as all leftists do…..Perhaps the Federal Government could initiate a nationwide office with funding titled, “THE UNITED STATES OFFICE FOR THE  UNIFICATION OF  NATIONAL RACISM”.

Note:  Regarding  Orientals who are almost always bystanders in these American racial competitions, my advice is “STAY WHO YOU ARE…BYSTANDERS!”   Then, please raise a lot of American children to help secure a more viable democratic and peaceful American future.

(It is difficult to discern who the Nazis are at the Charlottesville, Virginia.   Follow the New York Times’ article below

Violence erupted on Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists had gathered here for a rally and clashed with counterprotesters, resulting in at least one death and prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.

After the rally at a city park was dispersed, a car plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing at least one person and injuring at least 19 others, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center. The authorities did not immediately say whether the episode was related to the white nationalists’ demonstration, but several witnesses and video of the scene suggested that it might have been intentional.

Emergency medical personnel treated eight people, the Charlottesville Police Department said. It was not immediately clear how severely they had been hurt. Several area hospitals did not return telephone calls seeking information.

Witnesses said a crowd of counterdemonstrators, jubilant because the white nationalists had left, was moving up Fourth Street, near the mall, when a gray sports car came down the road and accelerated, mowing down several people and hurling at least two in the air.

“It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Robert Armengol, who was at the scene reporting for a podcast he hosts with students at the University of Virginia. “After that it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running.”

Saturday afternoon, after initially issuing a brief denunciation on Twitter, President Trump, speaking at the start of a veterans’ event at his golf club in New Jersey, again addressed what he described as “the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia.”

In comments from Bedminister, N.J., President Trump condemned the bloody protests. But he did not specifically criticize the white nationalist rally and its neo-Nazi slogans beyond blaming “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

“It’s been going on for a long time in our country, it’s not Donald Trump, it’s not Barack Obama,” said Mr. Trump, adding that he had been in contact with Virginia officials. After calling for the “swift restoration of law and order,” he offered a call for unity among Americans of “all races, creeds and colors.”

The demonstration, which both organizers and critics had said was the largest gathering of white nationalists in recent years, was organized to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a city park that once bore the name of the Confederate general, but was renamed Emancipation Park.

The turmoil in Charlottesville began with a march Friday night by white nationalists on the campus of the University of Virginia and escalated Saturday morning as demonstrators from both sides gathered in the park. Waving Confederate flags, chanting Nazi-era slogans, wearing helmets and carrying shields, the white nationalists converged on the Lee statue and began chanting phrases like “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us.”

Hundreds of counterprotesters — religious leaders, Black Lives Matter activists and anti-fascist groups known as “antifa” — quickly surrounded the crowd, singing spirituals, chanting and carrying their own signs.

The morning started peacefully, with the white nationalists gathering in McIntire Park, outside downtown, and the counterdemonstrators — including Cornel R. West, the Harvard University professor and political activist — gathering at the First Baptist Church, a historically African-American church here. Professor West, who addressed the group at a sunrise prayer service, said he had come “bearing witness to love and justice in the face of white supremacy.”

At McIntire Park, the white nationalists waved Confederate flags and other banners. As a photographer took pictures, one of them, who gave his name only as Ted because he said he might want to run for political office some day, said he was from Missouri, and added, “I’m tired of seeing white people pushed around.”

But by 11 a.m., after both sides had made their way to Emancipation Park, the scene had exploded into taunting, shoving and outright brawling.

Barricades encircling the park and separating the two sides began to come down, and the police temporarily retreated. People were seen clubbing one another in the streets, and pepper spray filled the air. One of the white nationalists left the park bleeding, his head wrapped in gauze.

Declaring the gathering an unlawful assembly, the police had cleared the area before noon, and the Virginia National Guard arrived as officers began arresting some who remained. But fears lingered that the altercation would start again nearby, as demonstrators dispersed in smaller groups.

Within an hour, politicians, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, a Republican, had condemned the violence.

The first public response from the White House came from the first lady, Melania Trump, who wrote on Twitter: “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Justice Department agents would support local and state officials in an investigation of Saturday’s events.

“This kind of violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated,” Mr. Sessions said in a statement.

 

Ditsy Judge Howell Okays Democrat Mueller’s Move to Disrupt President Trump’s Presidency

MORE ON THE LEFTIST JUDGE WHO APPROVED MUELLER’S GRAND JURY

by Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine:

Beryl Howell is the judge who signed off on Robert Mueller’s request to convene a Washington, D.C. grand jury, and who apparently will continue to “umpire” disputes over the grand jury’s work (which, in reality, is Mueller’s work). As I discussed earlier today, Howell served for ten years as a staffer for Sen. Patrick Leahy, the hyper-partisan leftist.

An unnamed Washington lobbyist assured the Daily Beast that Judge Howell has been a”very straight-arrow as a judge.” He compared her to Robert Mueller — the quintessential alleged straight shooter, now that James Comey has been discredited.

If you’re a conservative and you hear a pillar of the Washington legal community described as a straight shooter, your best response is to duck.

With this in mind, let’s look at a few of the things I’ve learned today about Beryl Howell’s actions as a federal judge. I’ll exclude rumors unless and until they are corroborated.

Item: Judge Howell presided over a trial in which left-wing talk show host Ed Schultz was sued by a sound engineer for breach of an alleged partnership agreement. According to the Daily Caller, Howell showed blatant favoritism for Schultz and contempt for the plaintiff’s lead lawyer.

If so, it might have been because she ruled for Schultz in the first trial only to be reversed on appeal. In any event, one trial watcher reportedly expressed concern that Howell’s behavior would taint the jury’s ability to be fair, especially the impressionable younger jurors who may be influenced by her obvious hatred for the plaintiff’s lawyer.

Plaintiff did lose the case on retrial. In the appeal of that case, plaintiff argued, among things, that Judge Howell belittled plaintiff’s counsel as a Jacksonville, Florida attorney who does not understand the “highly educated, experienced, professional people [of] Washington, D.C.” According to the Daily Caller, Schultz’s lawyers acknowledged that Howell’s comments were “stern” (very probably a euphemism) but not grounds for reversal.

If the picture the Daily Caller paints is even close to accurate, Judge Howell is not a straight shooter.

Item: According to this report from PJ Media, Judge Howell left out the words “so help me God” from a naturalization ceremony. These words are part of the oath prescribed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Title 8 of the Code of Federal Regulations provides for a religious exemption from saying “so help me God.” When a petitioner or applicant for naturalization, by reason of religious training and belief (or individual interpretation thereof), or for other reasons of good conscience, cannot utter this phrase, the words “solemnly affirm” shall be substituted, and the oath shall be taken in such modified form.

However, again according to PJ Media, Judge Howell did use the words “solemnly affirm” either. If she was going to exclude God, she should at least have used the alternative expression of solemnity.

Item: Speaking of immigrants, according to the same PJ Media article, Judge Howell rejected a challenge to Obama’s executive actions that would have provided work permits to undocumented immigrants who met certain requirements. As we all know, the Supreme Court later blocked this blatantly illegal order from taking effect.

Judge Howell’s ruling strongly suggests that, for her, left-wing ideology trumps law.

Item: Judge Howell sided with a liberal law professor who sued to obtain records regarding fences the federal government intends to build along portions of the Texas-Mexico border. “Revealing the identities of landowners in the wall’s planned construction site may shed light on the impact of indigenous communities, the disparate impact on lower-income minority communities, and the practices of private contractors,” she wrote (opinion here).

This ruling was clearly a victory for liberals, who have taken all kinds of actions to block implementation of the federal law requiring the building of fencing. This doesn’t mean Judge Howell’s ruling was wrong. Although the quotation above from Judge Howell seems lame, the issue is fairly complicated, and I haven’t had time to do the analysis necessary to reach a conclusion. However, I think it’s worth bringing the case to the attention of readers who are trying to get a handle on the judge who finds herself in a position, potentially, to do great harm to the U.S. president.

Such a judge needs to be a true straight shooter, not a Washington-issue one. Judge Howell does not even come across as the latter kind. She appears to be a doctrinaire liberal, just as one would expect a former Leahy staffer to be.

I live in the Washington, D.C. area. I know plenty of people around here who aren’t nearly as leftist this judge appears to be, but who despise President Trump. There’s a good chance Judge Howell relishes the chance to stick it to him.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/08/more-on-the-leftist-judge-who-approved-muellers-grand-jury.php

Why the Swamp Hates Trump

by Bob Weir  at American Thinker:

“Imagine that you were elected to a federal office several years ago and had a safe seat with all the perks attached, including salary, expense account, and influence with corporate CEOs and other titans of industry.  Suppose further that you knew that the future would be prosperous when you left office because the connections you made would make you a fortune as a lobbyist.  Moreover, since unseating an incumbent is a herculean task, you felt that you were set for life.  In fact, as soon as you got elected, you began raising money and preparing for re-election.  Governing and legislating became an afterthought – something you might engage in after your next campaign was carefully planned.

Suddenly, a guy runs for office with a lot of ideas about “draining the swamp” and making rules that include a prohibition on lobbying for at least five years after leaving office.  As if that’s not enough, he criticizes the “establishment” of which you are a significant part.  To add insult to injury, this upstart comes from the private sector with no record of elective office, yet he has the audacity to run for the highest office in the land.  You, and most of your colleagues, got where you are by starting in local elections, from city councils to mayor to state rep, and on to your currents spots at the national level.

You didn’t take him seriously throughout his long and vociferous campaign, often refusing to endorse what he said and what he stood for.  When he shocked the world with a strong win against a candidate the polls said would win easily, all you could do was feign approval and acceptance.  You didn’t dare speak publicly about your disdain for the man who was elected to actually make America great again!

Not only did this newcomer speak bluntly, eschewing politically correct tap-dancing around issues, but he spoke forcefully about the venal nature of politics and those who use it for personal aggrandizement.  He didn’t use lofty rhetoric and eloquent phrases like his predecessor.  Instead, he spoke in a language rarely heard in a country weaned on Pied Piper-style oratory.  He merely told the truth in plain words that would resonate with the proletariat, the people who made this country the envy of the world.  The voters were thrilled to finally have a leader who uses common sense, rather than a wet finger in the air before making decisions.

However, those who have been entrenched in their private little fiefdoms in the nation’s capital began to wonder how they were going to deal with this brilliant maverick who had captured the imagination of millions of Americans who had given up on government.

Democrats hate him with a ferocious intensity that comes from seeing their plans for party dominance collapse under the weight of this new spirit of patriotism.  Republicans hate him for beating all their veteran politicians and for proving how ineffective they’ve been at improving the lives of their constituents.  After all, if neither party can win with the customary bromides, spewing from the mouths of the usual suspects, they must have lost touch with the people who once lapped up their verbal vacuity, believing that it was the only pabulum on the shelf.  Why would voters reject prominent names like Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich, et al., political veterans all, in favor of a neophyte?

Those questions continue to haunt the inhabitants of that sewer on the Potomac.  They don’t appreciate being forced out of the darkness, where greedy deals are made and concern for the people gets thrown under the grinding wheels of political expediency.  These are not exactly profiles in courage.  With rare exceptions, these are people who arrived at the “shining city upon a hill” with the intention of making a career, and if that meant going along to get along, it was fine with them.  They weren’t about to step out of their comfort zones by addressing controversial topics that might make them unpopular during the next plebiscite.

Hence, when an intrepid leader emerges and abandons caution in favor of keeping his campaign promises, he’s treated like an anomaly.  The fact that he’s fighting for the principles voters elected him to fight for is lost on those who got elected with one thought in mind: to feather their own nests.

President Trump is reminiscent of the Founding Fathers – the type of statesmen who surmounts incredible odds to build the greatest country in the world.  Now, after many years of being led by a man who apologized for our country, we have a leader working indefatigably to make America great again.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/why_the_swamp_hates_trump.html