• 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

The World War of My Childhood Began 80 Years Ago!

Victor Davis Hanson: Lies, betrayal and incredible surprises marked start of World War II 80 years ago


Note from ghr:   I was 5  when the European part of  World War II broke out in 1939.

I became acutely aware of it by  the  Spring of 1942 when I began able to read the cutlines of the war photos of the  Sunday Pioneer Press rotogravure picture section of its Sunday newspapers, and  the newspaper’s  headlines  of the Pacific front that Spring.   “Battle at Midway”,  was my entry to become part of the war effort ,  playing serious war games with my neighborhood buddies thereafter until August, 1945 when it all finally came to an end.

I couldn’t read story books, both then and now, but, even then,  I could read a lot about real wars, draw maps,  read cutlines to pictures available anywhere between the 16th century Spanish invasion of Aztec Mexico  to  the Korean War.    I began collecting American state  road maps in 1942….and have about 200 of them still stashed away somewhere.

My dad was 41 years old in 1942…..too old to go overseas.   He became one of the local air raid wardens here in St. Paul….and with special helmet and vest practiced safety from air assaults twice a week from April  to September that year.   Our neighborhood house lights had to be out beginning from  dusk on to dark for an hour or two.

We also began our Victory Garden in two empty lots across the alley behind our garage.   My dad had agreed with the city to commit our family to be responsible for this national urban effort to support the war effort by providing food for  neighbors on our block.

The city would plow the fields for us….My dad signed a contract.   We were going to help the war effort.   I had two step cousins, sons of my German step grandmother, age 16 and 18 who had joined the navy shortly after Pearl Harbor, and were sent to the Pacific front.

As life moved on that April, after Mom, Dad, and I had done all of the plantings, from radishes to sweet corn, potatoes to peas and even egg plant and  okra, lettuce, and tomato plants to  kholrabi,  you name it,  we must have planted it.   They treated me as if I were an adult.

Honestly, I loved every minute of it.   I loved the exploring, the planting, the learning from and  with both my parents.   Dad, however, had to work six days a week,  pharmacist and manager of a downtown St. Paul Liggett Drug Company store.  Mom picked up a terrible  rash, so was confined to canning and the cooking world throughout the war.

I became king of the Victory Garden roost…..and in full truth, then and now, loved every moment of it.  I weeded, mulched, fertilized, watered, planted, harvested, often thinking I was helping  our war effort in a dreamy way.   (I’d dive bomb the Colorado potato beetles eating potato foliage with my right hand “Lockheed Lightening”  and bury these enemies  into dad’s last year’s grease collection from his car….which was by then stored away in the garage until the war was over.

That war made me become a high school teacher of Social Studies, History, and Russian…..until the schools began to collapse as teaching  knowledge  institutions in the 1970s.     I have worked in the plant world ever since….including this very day,  next week, next month, and next Spring, Godwilling,  at 85 years old!

Comey’s Gross Crimes Demand Clarity, AND PUNISHMENT!


by Scott Johnson   at  PowerLine:

Having read an advance copy of Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency, I posted my review/appreciation on the book’s official publication date earlier this month under the heading “All the president’s men, Obama style.”In the book McCarthy provides a penetrating analytical framework within which to understand the biggest scandal by far in American political history.

The Department of Justice Inspector General report released this past Thursday exposes one key thread of James Comey’s misconduct in the counterintelligence investigation of Trump the candidate and Trump the president. I posted a PDF of the report yesterday in “Jumpin’ Jim Flash.” This counterintelligence investigation was the so-called “insurance policy” intended to prevent Trump’s election or to take Trump down if he somehow prevailed. That’s what it was all about.

The IG report vindicates McCarthy’s analysis in crucial respects. He explains how so in his NR column “Trump Was Always the Target of the Russia Investigation.” Do not miss it. It is essential and chilling reading.

I think I disagree with my friend Mr. McCarthy on his concession in the book to Comey’s good faith in running the investigation of Trump the candidate and Trump the president. (I say “I think” because if I had the opportunity to talk with him about it he might persuade me otherwise.) By contrast with McCarthy, I think that the conduct of Obama, Brennan, Comey and their underlings in the investigation is rife with bad faith.

The IG report can be read to support Andy’s interpretation of Comey’s misconduct as undertaken in good faith. As late as January 2017, Comey appears to have labored under the delusion that the Steele Dossier was exactly what it purports to be. Comey’s attempt to elicit incriminating statements from Trump during the initial briefing of Trump based on the story of the putative pee tape seems to show how seriously Comey took the dossier.

The Steele Dossier was the linchpin of the FBI investigation (PDF posted below via Scribd). Yet it is, as Andy demonstrates several times over in the book, absurd on its face. Moreover, although it was never “verified” as required by law, the FBI seized on it to procure the FISA warrant taken out on Carter Page. It remains “unverified” to this date.

Even worse, taken at face value, the Steele Dossier rather obviously appears to constitute Russian disinformation. Did Barack Obama, John Brennan, and James Comey take it at face value? I doubt that they really believed that Christopher Steele picked up the phone and got the lowdown on Trump from the friends of Vladimir Putin. You have got to be kidding me.

In my view McCarthy’s analysis of the dossier in the book belies the good faith he attributes to Comey et al. McCarthy nevertheless provides the reader all the information necessary to arrive at his own conclusion on this point.

As I noted in my appreciation of the book, when Trump improbably won the election, Obama and his men turned the investigation into an ongoing effort to undo it. McCarthy shows how, after Trump’s inauguration, the effort continued secretly under Trump’s nose. The IG report confirms this point and adds details. McCarthy cites the details from the IG report in the linked NR column.

If Comey took the Steele Dossier at face value despite the FBI’s inability to verify any relevant assertion in it — if he thought that Christopher Steele picked up the phone and got the lowdown from the friends of Vladimir Putin, as the dossier purports to have done — he is an idiot, but I doubt that he is an idiot. By January 2017 Comey had had nearly half a year to verify the relevant allegations of the Steele Dossier, yet what he had was too much of nothing.

Now what? We await the answer.

I can’t find a review of McCarthy’s book in the organs of the mainstream media. Word has nevertheless gotten out. Encounter Books publisher Roger Kimball apprises me that the book is a bestseller: it debuts on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction bestseller list tomorrow at number 9 and previously reached number 2 or 3 at Amazon for a week.

I urge you to take the book in with your own eyes. The book can be previewed in excerpts posted by NR hereherehere, and here.

Steele Dossier by Scott Johnson on Scribd


Trump was FBI target

Today’s human female animal has no particular love for Truth and Freedom!


Today’s American  lefty gurus have rallied their poisons around today’s human female animal.

Today’s American female animal is NOT at all the female of my and my parents’ generation when Americans used to be churched and women were honored.   There are very, very few mothers behaving as mothers today.  They work at their jobs instead.

Today’s mother-making females prefer fascist left noises.  They’ve reached ‘manhood’.  They go to college.   They study feminism.   Many play butch, even play butch games.   Two plus two don’t equal four when these human females gets excited.  They are human females and have a right to display their countless moods over Truth.  They are still human and female whether they like it or not.

After all, they have never really  been inventors, builders, warriors, hunters, explorers,  conquerors and known for wisdom.  It has never really  been much in their natural drive.

The human female animal is gifted with emotions and maternal instinct.   She used to be loving of and gifted in bearing the human offspring, of being a devoted mother who guides her children to be Godfearing good and decent.  In my lifetime whether or not married,  she used to be learned, gifted, and child caring as a teacher in an environment of male social domination of  control.

I know.   I was lucky enough to be among the last hurrah of being a child of one and  student of many  of these intelligent ladies from 1939 to the early 1950s.

Today, they, whether teachers or older students,  are often fat dressed in tights, single, uneducated,  drink, are mouthy, arrogant  and play butch and leftist as much as possible.   Its their turn to rule, they belch, whether anyone likes it or not.  They are even in our army now pretending to be a warrior with weapon.

They hate President Trump and love Pocahontas and Hillary.   Problem solving is not among their habits, their gifts.   Nor, in our year, 2019,  are they a happy folk.    They are nearly universally unchuched, unlearned, but demand the right to make noise.   They   riot.  They bark.  They are Dems in Congress, in Minnesota, and elsewhere.

They hate America’s gifted male,  real President, Our Talented  Problem Solver, Donald Trump!

Do women voters spell trouble for President Trump in 2020?    They are noted for their feelings….NOT THEIR WISDOM!