• 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 Stupid Left at ESPN

ESPN IS AS STUPID AS WE THOUGHT

 

“It was a story too dumb to be real: reports yesterday emerged from ESPN critic Clay Travis at Outkick the Coverage that ESPN had pulled an Asian announcer named Robert Lee off a University of Virginia college football game to avoid offending idiots. I have to admit, I didn’t think it could be true. How unbelievably stupid do you have to be to think that someone whose name is similar to a Confederate general – albeit absent the all-important middle initial – would lead to triggering and upset viewers if he called a Charlottesville-based sporting event.

Apparently, this stupid: they really did pull the announcer from the Virginia football game because his name is ‘Robert Lee.’ ESPN’s statement: “We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name. In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.” More here.

I cannot fathom how incredibly stupid you have to be to think this is an issue. Additional reporting today suggests that ESPN brought this up internally, weighed it in discussions with Lee, and ultimately decided to switch him to a presumably inoffensive Pittsburgh game instead. But he’s still going to be right there, with that troublesome name, and since announcers aren’t onscreen for most of the games, you’ll be hearing that name without the knowledge that he’s a pleasant-looking Asian fellow instead of a white-bearded steel-eyed gray-clad racist monster on a horse. As Iowahawk notes:

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Would someone have made a guy named Robert Lee calling a UVA game a meme of some kind? Potentially, but it wouldn’t have lasted more than a day, and ESPN’s real concern as their statement and reporting show was “insensitivity” more than walking into a joke. Except now they are the joke – they are an absolute laughingstock, and their defenders have been totally undermined by a move so stupid that it will be an item of ridicule for months to come.

Of course, now the search is on for other Civil War figures with names similar to those announcers who irritate the fans. I can inform you I have found a Confederate of note named John Buck, but not a Joseph Buck, so you should keep looking. This is an incredibly stupid age, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try to get something good out of it. Happy hunting!

http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/23/confirmed-espn-stupid-thought/

Are Google Folks “Spying on”, Sabotaging the Content of This Conservative Knowledge and Opinion Source?

Before the suave leftist fascistic administration of  America hater, Barack Hussein Obama I would never had the slightest concern that any Soviet secret police unit would be spying on my being, my habits, my writing.   Even back in the 1950s when I was studying things Russian, language, culture,  history,  its terrors,  subscribing to Pravda and Izvestia, I never felt nervous about the stability of our America.

Yes, I was investigated at least three occasions in the 1960s.  I was teaching Russian at the University High School at the University of Minnesota.   I was one of the host guides who could speak Russian with   a Soviet group of ‘professionals’ touring university communities, Minnesota being one.    Americans were patriotic in those days.   Obama had not yet arrived.   On one occasion our baby sitter, an elderly gal from Finland, informed us that she had been interviewed by government people who asked questions about my background, ideas, habits, and such.   Another time a University colleague of mine happened to be in the university  administration line awaiting to collect  copies of his class forms and grades.   He overheard an officious appearing person ahead of him in line asking  the registrar for all  documents the university had on record for a Glenn H. Ray.

My buddy hung around until the officious appearing guy received whatever documents available, and approached him informing that he knew me as a school colleague and team touch football player in one of the university leagues.

Officious appearing guy, I was told, asked my colleague all sorts of questions about my background, my politics, my friends and habits, thanked him for sharing, and departed.

A week ago the item “categories” suddenly disappeared from this site.   “Categories” are headlines to topics of articles written.   It aids in folks searching for opinions and ideas.

Suddenly a week ago,  a title appeared permanently to lead each and every article I write, the title  taken from a headline I wrote negatively  criticizing a noted conservative (whom I usually  respect, but oppose his chronic dislike for everything Trump)….

“Is Polishing His Halo The Only Talent Krauthammer Has Left?”

Google has been in the news lately regarding the firing of  one of its writers near headquarters…..who had criticized Google Empire for abandoning honesty to left wing authoritarianism…..(which nearly everyone knows about Google and such “udge” wealthy international empires.

Paranoia is an inevitable disease among  citizens forced to live  in fascist states.  I’ve been to the “Democratic” empire called the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS on two occasions…..1966 and 1990…..I wish you folks, especially the Obamaling  Black Lives Matter rioters and Hillary college crafted feminazis of all sexes, colors, shapes and sizes, could have been along to see and “hear”,  the sites.

It is the left’s religious tenets and preachings to force its people to learn to obey and fear the State.

 

 

Dennis Prager and “A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FILM

“A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FILM”

by Joe Malchow   at PowerLine:

“Were you aware that, in 1996, cocreator of South Park Trey Parker directed a film called For Goodness Sake on the subject of race in American life? Dennis Prager and Larry Elder host, and, though it’s rough around the edges, many of the vignettes – remember, this film was made when noted American Aboriginal Elizabeth Warren was still teaching Bankruptcy at Harvard Law School – are bitingly true today.

Watching this, and reading the comments on YouTube and in various places where it has been posted, suggests that the video resounds with what most people normal people believe about the left’s identity politics: that they represent a poisonous pill. Worth watching !

Here individuals of all nations are melted into a new race of men, whose labours and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur,

Letters from an American Farmer, 1782

You might also read Roger Kimball, typically excellent on this subject or, if I may borrow from a source of Roger’s, Gertrude Himmelfarb, who in The Roads to Modernity: The British, French, and American Enlightenments (2004), tells this story from the presidency of Jefferson, who is famously known as having said “[i]t does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

As Himmelfarb puts it:

On his way to church one Sunday, Jefferson was met by a friend.

“You going to church Mr. J. You do not believe a word in it.”

“Sir [Jefferson replied], no nation has ever yet existed or been governed without religion. Nor can be. The Christian religion is the best religion that has been given to man and I as chief Magistrate of this nation am bound to give it the sanction of my example. Good morning Sir.”

The OPPRESSION OF SPEECH CONTROL, Starring ALAN DERSOWITZ

Having followed and at one time  supporting the America Civil Liberties Union, I have never been a fan of  mouthy-leftist arrogant jerk and snot, Alan Dershowitz one of its propagandists forever from the left.   Over the last three decades or so, I expected the ACLU to become feminized enough to forget about freedoms, especially the most vital FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

Not long ago I bumped into a televised face of Alan Dershowitz who happened to be saying nothing particularly ugly about my guy, President Donald, which surprised, no, astonished me!

Motor mouth-super lefty Dershowitz, was defending free speech, therefore President Trump’s right to express his thoughts and ideas despite complaints from  the fascist Democrat Left.  Alan was busy motor-mouthing again, this time  for free speech, may God Bless!   These are the fascistic days of feminist, black racist, and  20,000,000 of legal-illegal  immigrant propagandists to scrap free expression  loving America.

Despite being an automaton  fanatic leftist, he apparently  had never left his cause, basic to any society respecting freedoms in living, THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

Thank God!  President Donald Trump has an ally who will help him present his views and agenda.

It has been about fifteen years since the rise of fascism in our America’s  university arena of the social “sciences”…..a period of time when staffs gradually  became stuffed with  fanatic feminists,  black racists of all colors, sexes, shapes, and sizes, along with staff members from the then angry, spiteful homosexual world, and foreigner leftists began their indoctrinations and hates from abroad to put an end to our American experiment, its experience, its Constitution, its historic JudeoChristian values based upon knowledge, tolerance,  prosperity, opportunity, freedom, the basic one  above all, THE FREEDOM TO ‘SPEAK’ WHAT’S IN  ONES MIND AND WITHOUT FEAR.

PLEASE!   DO TAKE TIME TO READ THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ found at the Washington Times:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/aug/22/alan-dershowitz-violent-antifa-movement-is-trying-/

More Lies from the New York Times-Hillary November Loss….There Was No Dossier…Fusion GPS….ALL A LIE?

Byron York: Republicans skeptical about origin of Trump dossier

by Byron York at the Wasington Examiner:

“The Trump dossier is one of the most important and least understood elements of the Trump-Russia affair. It is important not just because its allegations are, as former FBI director James Comey said, “salacious and unverified,” but because it:

  1. appeared to offer evidence for some of the most sensational accusations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians;
  2. involved a pro-Clinton organization paying investigators who paid Kremlin-linked Russians for allegations about Trump; and
  3. set Comey and Trump on a collision course when Comey chose to brief Trump about the dossier in a one-on-one meeting when Trump was president-elect.

The story of the dossier, if it is ever learned, could greatly affect the way we think about the Trump-Russia matter.

One key talking point whenever the dossier is discussed is that it “started with Republicans,” that is, it was originally commissioned in fall 2015 by a GOP donor who hired a dirt-digging firm called Fusion GPS to look into candidate Trump. The story, now widely told, appears to come from what a “person familiar” with the dossier told the New York Times in January of this year:

The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate’s past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort. The person described the opposition research work on condition of anonymity, citing the volatile nature of the story and the likelihood of future legal disputes. The identity of the donor is unclear.

In this version of the story, the GOP-begun dossier originally was conventional opposition research involving Trump’s business dealings — it was not about Russia. The Republican donor, the story goes, lost interest as Trump wrapped up the GOP nomination. At that point, “Democratic supporters of Hillary Clinton,” according to the Times, picked up the project. At about the same time, Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee was in the news, and Glenn Simpson, the former Wall Street Journal reporter who runs Fusion GPS, shifted the Trump dossier project to Russia, hiring former British spy Christopher Steele for the job. So the Democratic part of the dossier story was the attempt to dredge up information on Russia.

As far as the origin of the dossier is concerned, the idea that it all started with Republicans has become conventional wisdom.

But there are a lot of well-connected Republicans who are quite skeptical of the story. Specifically, the GOP strategists most involved in the competing campaigns that were trying to stop Trump — Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, the campaigns that were closely linked to big Republican donors and were hungry for any negative information they could use against Trump — say they knew nothing about the effort at the time and do not believe it was in fact begun by a Republican donor.

“I don’t believe the mad Republican donor theory,” said Mike Murphy, the veteran strategist who ran Jeb Bush’s $118 million super PAC, noting he never used Fusion GPS and had no inkling that it was conducting oppo for a big GOP donor. “We had the biggest share of Republican major donors,” Murphy continued. “They all gossip. One guy is for Christie, his partner is for Bush. They all talk to each other, and I think I would have heard about it. And I didn’t.”

Terry Sullivan, who ran Marco Rubio’s campaign, told me he had never heard of Fusion GPS before the dossier became public in January of this year. And he doesn’t buy the it-started-with-Republicans idea. “The reason it is not at all believable that a Republican was behind it is, nobody used [any information] from it,” Sullivan said. “Everybody was pretty damn desperate at the end. If someone had a kitchen sink, they would have thrown it.”

Jeff Roe, who ran the Ted Cruz campaign, also noted that Trump’s opponents were increasingly desperate to stop him as the primary season wore on. If Fusion GPS were peddling sensational information about Trump, why wouldn’t one of those campaigns have used it? Beyond that, the non-Trump Republican campaigns talked to each other; there was no wall of silence between them. “Nobody ever brought this up,” Roe told me, saying he finds the idea that a Republican found dirt on Trump and never used it or offered it to the campaigns is “total BS.”

John Weaver, the veteran Republican operative who ran the John Kasich campaign, told me he was not aware of Fusion GPS at the time. “No one ever approached us, no one offered to help us. No one associated with the Kasich campaign had anything to do with it,” Weaver said. He learned about the dossier when it was reported in the press, Weaver added.

Another high-ranking campaign operative, who did not want to be identified, said, “I never heard anything about it. You’d occasionally hear whispers of another campaign looking at some particular [Trump] business deal, little nuggets here or there. But I never heard anything about this. Never.”

Apart from the campaigns, there were Republican operatives who took part in an ad hoc anti-Trump effort that ramped up after the departures of Bush and Rubio left the race to Trump, Cruz and Kasich. One person deeply involved in the effort told me, “I don’t believe the dossier had anything to do with the Republican world because I would have known about it. There’s no way I would not have known. I just never heard boo about it.”

But what if they are all wrong? What if a Republican was in fact involved in the start of the dossier but kept the information away from the GOP campaigns that might have stopped Trump? I found one GOP NeverTrump operative, who also did not want to be named, to whom Glenn Simpson offered a story in late March 2016. The story, the operative told me, was an entirely conventional bit of oppo about Trump’s business dealings — nothing at all about Russia or anything related to that. The GOP operative had, and has today, no idea of who might have commissioned the research Simpson offered. But he’s not aware of any Republicans who were involved, and he was quite familiar with rich, anti-Trump Republicans.

The whole episode was unremarkable, the person said, because the remaining campaigns and the anti-Trump movement received over-the-transom tips all the time. Trump did this, Trump did that. Very little of it ever panned out, and they had no sense of a big-money GOP effort behind it.

And even after the primary campaign ended with the withdrawal of Cruz and Kasich after the May 3 Indiana primary, the NeverTrump movement marched on in hopes of somehow denying Trump the nomination at the Republican National Convention. And yet the alleged Republican-sponsored Trump oppo did not surface in the days before the GOP met in Cleveland. “They would have wanted to drop it before that to mess with the convention,” the operative said. But that did not happen.

Talking to the campaign operatives who were trying to defeat Trump in the primaries, there is a lingering sense of frustration at their inability to stop the front-runner. But that frustration turns to disbelief at the notion that some Republican, somewhere, was running an expensive, high-end opposition research operation on Trump and never told the opposing candidates about it.

“I just can’t fathom that I wouldn’t have heard beforehand,” Terry Sullivan told me. “Go back to where we were all at in March, April, May, as a party — the one unifying factor of everybody I knew was, ‘Dear God, how are we going to stop this guy?’ It would have come out.”

“Jeff Roe called me frequently between when Marco dropped out and Cruz dropped out,” Sullivan continued. “If somebody had it, why wouldn’t they have used it? Somebody had that information, but didn’t want to give it to the last two people who had a chance to stop Trump? It would blow my mind that they had anything that they didn’t use.”

So what is the bottom line? It’s possible the it-started-with-Republicans conventional wisdom is just wrong. Or it’s possible there was a rogue Republican zillionaire who wanted to commission an extensive opposition research operation on Trump but not actually use the results of that research in the effort to stop Trump. Or it’s possible there was a zillionaire who characterized himself as a Republican but had never been a part of any GOP circles that the veteran political operatives who ran the Cruz, Rubio, Bush, and other Republican campaigns would recognize. Whatever the case, the conventional wisdom about the origin of the Trump dossier does not tell the whole story.”

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/byron-york-republicans-skeptical-about-origin-of-trump-dossier/article/2632351