• 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

When America Was America!

On this date: Monday saves the flag

Mark Langill

by Mark Langill (Article sent by Mark Waldeland.)

Rick Monday poses with Herald-Examiner photographer James Roark, whose image of the Cub saving the American flag was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. The Dodgers gave away the poster on Flag Day in 1977 after Monday had been traded to Los Angeles.

by Mark Langill

A Major League career that spanned 19 seasons is still defined by the 10 seconds that Rick Monday still can’t remember with great detail.

On April 25, 1976, Monday was a member of the Chicago Cubs on a Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Chicago right-hander Ken Crosby was facing leadoff hitter Ted Sizemore. In the corner of his eye from his position in center field, Monday noticed two fans had run onto the field.

“I don’t know what I was thinking,” said Monday, who had spent six years in the Marine Corp reserve. “But I knew what they were doing was wrong.”

The pair was attempting to set fire to an American flag after dousing it with lighter fluid. But the matches kept blowing out in the breeze, giving Monday a chance to sprint and snatch the cloth. Monday handed the flag to Dodger pitcher Doug Rau, who was not in the game.

In the press box, Dodger Vice President of Marketing Fred Claire instructed operators of the stadium’s left field message board to type: “Rick Monday … You Made A Great Play.” A spontaneous chorus of “God Bless America” resonated from the crowd of 25,167.

“If you’re going to burn the flag, don’t do it around me,” Monday said after the game, won by the Dodgers 5–4 in 10 innings. “I’ve been to too many veterans’ hospitals and seen too many broken bodies of guys who tried to protect it.”

Monday’s heroics, captured in a Pulitzer Prize nominated image by Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographer James Roark, became the symbol of the country’s bicentennial celebration in 1976. Dodger general manager Al Campanis presented Monday with the flag the next time the Dodgers were in Chicago.

Although sporting a road uniform in 1976, Monday was a Southern California native and very familiar with Dodger Stadium. Monday, a 1962 graduate of Santa Monica High School, nearly signed a contract with Dodger scout Tom Lasorda. But Monday’s mother wanted her son to attend college. After leading Arizona State to the College World Series title in 1965, Monday was the first overall selection by the Kansas City Athletics in the inaugural First-Year Player Draft.

In 1,986 career games with the Athletics, Cubs and Dodgers, outfielder Rick Monday compiled a lifetime .264 batting average with 241 home runs and 775 RBI.

Monday made his Kansas City debut in 1966, and he was traded to the Cubs after the 1971 season in exchange for pitcher Ken Holtzman. After a banner season in 1976 in which Monday batted .272 with 32 home runs and 77 RBI, the Dodgers acquired Monday and pitcher Mike Garman from Chicago in exchange for outfielder Bill Buckner and infielder Ivan DeJesus.

During his Los Angeles tenure from 1977 to 1984, Monday’s biggest highlight in a Dodger uniform was a tie-breaking ninth-inning home run in the deciding Game 5 of the 1981 NL Championship Series at Montreal that gave Los Angeles a 2–1 victory.

During his last season as a player, Monday had a meeting at Universal Studios to discuss broadcasting Dodger games on cable when he retired as a player. One of the movie studio executives mentioned there was a 16-millimeter film of the flag incident, something Monday didn’t know existed. A copy was sent by messenger to his house that evening.

During ceremonies at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Dodger General Manager Al Campanis (far right) presents Rick Monday with the American flag that he saved during a game earlier in the 1976 season at Dodger Stadium.

“Rick still hears about the flag every day during the season,” said Dodger broadcaster Charley Steiner, Monday’s partner in the radio booth since 2005. “It doesn’t matter which city we visit, the list of fans who want to say ‘thank you’ range from a veterans group that fought in a war to an elementary school student who wasn’t even born at the time Rick was a player. Rick accepts the attention with modesty and grace. He says anyone would’ve done the same thing if they were in that situation. But not everyone is going to have the same reaction or be able to react in such a quick manner. He was the right person for the job.”

Our ACLU Has Been Fascist Red for Years

ACLU Again Cowardly Abstains From an Online Censorship Controversy: This Time Over BLM

The once-principled group issues P.R.-scripted excuses or engages in obfuscation to avoid taking stances that would offend its liberal donor base.

A person holds a placard with he words No Pride without Black Trans Lives at the Black Trans Lives Matters’ march in London. (Photo by Dave Rushen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Enormous sums of money have poured into racial justice groups since the May, 2020 murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis Police Department officer. “The foundation widely seen as a steward of the Black Lives Matter movement says it took in just over $90 million last year,” according to a February Associated Press review, while at least $5 billion was raised by groups associated with that cause in the first two months alone following Floyd’s death.

Two weeks after the Floyd killing, The New York Times said that the “money has come in so fast and so unexpectedly that some groups even began to turn away and redirect donors elsewhere,” while “others said they still could not yet account for how much had arrived.” Propelled by the emotions and nationwide protest movements that emerged last summer, corporations, oligarchs, celebrities and the general public opened their wallets and began pouring money into BLM coffers and have not stopped doing so.

Where that money has gone has been the topic of numerous media investigations as well as concerns expressed by racial justice advocates. AP noted that BLM’s sharing of financial data in February “marks the first time in the movement’s nearly eight-year history that BLM leaders have revealed a detailed look at their finances.” That newfound transparency was prompted by what AP called “longstanding tensions boil[ing] over between some of the movement’s grassroots organizers and national leaders — the former went public last fall with grievances about financial transparency, decision-making and accountability.”

In December, ten local BLM chapters severed ties with the national group amidst questions and suspicions over the handling of activities and finances by one of its co-founders, Patrisse Cullors, who had assumed the title of Executive Director. On April 10, The New York Post published an exposé on what it called Cullors’ “million-dollar real estate buying binge.” The paper noted that as protests were unfolding around the country, the BLM official was “snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records,” including a California property valued at $1.4 million. The article also revealed that the self-described Marxist and her partner “were spotted in the Bahamas looking for a unit at the Albany,” an “elite enclave laid out on 600 oceanside acres,” which “features a private marina and designer golf course.” The Post included photos of several of the properties obtained from public real estate listings.

In an interview about that Post story with Marc Lamont Hill, Cullors — except saying she has not visited the Bahamas since the age of 15 — did not deny the accuracy of the reporting, but instead justified her real estate acquisitions. She denied she had taken a salary from the BLM group, pointing to other income she earns as a professor, author, and a YouTube content creator as the source of this sudden outburst of real estate purchases. She denounced the Post reporting as “frankly racist, and sexist.”https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/f6WHv-0ycOk?rel=0&autoplay=0&showinfo=0&enablejsapi=0

So that seems like a perfectly healthy cycle for covering a controversy, obviously in the public interest. In the wake of concerns from activists about where this massive amount of BLM money has gone, The New York Post did its job of unearthing the splurge of real estate acquisitions by the person who controls and directs BLM’s budget and who has been a target of accusations and suspicions from activists. Cullors then had the opportunity to publicly provide her side of the story concerning her aggressive and ample financial investments.

But then something quite unhealthy and unusual occurred. Five days after publication of that Post article, the Substack journalists Shant Mesrobian and Zaid Jilani reported that Facebook was banning the sharing of that article worldwide on its platform — similar to what Twitter and Facebook did in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election to The New York Post‘s reporting on the Biden family’s business dealings in China and Ukraine. The Substack reporters noted that Facebook ultimately confirmed the worldwide ban of the Post‘s reporting to The New York Times’ mediareporter Ben Smith, justifying it on the ground that the article “revealed personal details about [Cullors] and her residence in violation of Facebook’s community standards.”

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After a Couple of Generations of Fascistics Owning American News, Schools, and Television, NOW WE GET BIDEN!

Where to get straight news

By Ted Noel at American Thinker:

There can be no doubt that the drive-by media are pure propagandists.  “Orange Man Bad” was just the latest installment in the slander campaign against patriots by those who have mostly achieved little, built little, and hate those who actually work to build better lives.  Their campaign began as early as Woodrow Wilson’s tenure, with early (1913) moves to concentrate power in D.C. through the income tax and in big banks with the Federal Reserve.

This profound opposition became obvious after the departure of Dwight Eisenhower.  With each succeeding Republican, new language was employed.  Ronald Reagan was demeaned as an “amiable dunce.”  The Bushes proved themselves to be swamp-dwellers but were similarly slimed, with W’s verbal malapropisms splattered all over the headlines.  When that became passé, the vocal assault accelerated, causing rational observers to wonder how far the left can go.  (Hint: There is no limit!)  Trump Derangement Syndrome led to an explosion of “racist,” “homophobic,” and similar slurs, attempting to paint patriotic Americans as evil.

Along the way, various “news” outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC, and others dropped any pretense of being purveyors of news.  As Project Veritas has shown on multiple occasions, these entities are literally propagandists — comrades of the Democratic Party.  This leaves us with a problem.  How are concerned Americans to get their hands and eyes on the truth of what’s happening?  I propose that there are several moves we can make immediately.

First, never use Google to search.  It does two evil things.  First, it mines your searches to use them for saleable purposes.  You become the product.  Second, it rarely allows you to find anything by any conservative source.  Breitbart News has been a frequent victim of Google’s bias.  Dr. Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology showed how Google manipulated its search results and messages with the effect of switching around six million votes from Trump to Biden.  If you use Gmail, stop.  Reagan.com is just one of many email providers available for you.

I know of two non-tracking and non-censoring search engines: DuckDuckGo and StartPage.  Both are excellent, and neither sends a single byte of data to the Masters of the Universe.

The next task is finding news.  The gorilla in the room is Breitbart.  It has two problems.  The first is that, while it is generally a good source, it clearly pushes its product in the conservative direction.  The second is that its website is formatted like a tabloid.  If you want straight news, try Just the News or One America News Network.  Newsmax and Fox are generally good, but neither sticks to straight news very well.  The Epoch Times or the Wall Street Journal may also suit you.  You may have to search for what you want.  News aggregators such as The Liberty DailyCitizen Free PressPopulist Press, and Conservative Playlist may have what you’re looking for.

Once you leave pure news, you’ll be looking at commentary.  If you want all sorts of viewpoints, RealClearPolitics is without peer.  You’ll find the whole spectrum there, including the insane left.  You pick and choose.  There are also the three commentary sites I write for: American ThinkerTownhall, and NOQReport.  There are lots of others, and as you follow hyperlinks in articles on those sites, you’ll discover more than you can possibly read.  Particularly good ones are The FederalistReason MagazineAmerican GreatnessDaily Wire, and American Spectator.  And while I’m on this list, two of the very best legal commentary sites are Res Ipsa Loquitur, the legal blog of Jonathan Turley, and the Volokh Conspiracy, hosted by Reason.  They explain legal issues of public interest in language we can understand.

Understanding the issues of the day requires a good factual foundation.  Sites that provide that are the Manhattan ContrarianRational GroundFoundation for Economic EducationGet the Facts StraightMises.orgGatestone Institute, and the American Institute for Economic Research.

At this point, I must turn to the elephant in the room: COVID.  Everywhere you turn, you find people “following the CDC recommendations.”  We should note that the CDC is a political organization under a veneer of medical language.  Its flip-flops are worse that a dying fish on deck.  Its credibility is worse than the WHO’s.  When we know that there have been zero super-spreading events outdoors, yet the CDC has just declared that children, who are minimally affected by COVID, must wear masks at all times at summer camp, it’s clear that the CDC is not following the data.  So we must look to outside experts who are willing to actually look at evidence.

Because COVID is spread by aerosol, we need the two best aerosol scientists: Linsey Marr (Twitter @LinseyMarr) and José-Luis Jiminez (Twitter @jljcolorado).  They deal with mechanisms.  Epidemiologic data is found at Rational Ground; the Oxford University Center for Evidence-Based Medicine; and works by numerous individual researchers such as Carl HeneghanJay BhattacharyaScott AtlasMichael LevittSunetra Gupta, and Martin Kuldorff.  I’ve linked long form interviews with them.  You can look up their research.  UnherdTV has excellent long discussions with them and others.  And if you want a bit more, you can watch my YouTube channel or my new Rumble channel.

By now you’ve seen a host of arrows pointing toward a number of useful ways to get good information.  This list just scratches the surface.  As you continue, you’ll find that there are wonderful American patriots who are working to get the truth out on a number of subjects.  You just have to steer clear of GooFaTwit.  The MOTU will do all they can to keep you from the facts.  Don’t let them.

Ted Noel, M.D. posts on numerous social media sites as DoctorTed and @vidzette.

The New York Times….America’s Number One Fascist World Newspaper!

The New York Times knows more than one way to lie

By Lev Tsitrin at American Thinker:

As I read the New York Times’ recent report about clashes in Jerusalem, subtitled, in the best man-bites-dog tradition, “The violence broke out as an extremist Jewish supremacy group marched in the city, chanting, ‘Death to Arabs,'” my mind turned not to the scenes of violence or the admittedly vile chant, but to something Aristotle said twenty-five centuries ago regarding the rules of storytelling: the story should have the beginning, the middle, and the end.

Why this turn to philosophy?  Because as I read on, it became clear that the Times’ Isabel Kershner decided to start her story at the end rather than at the beginning, sensationalizing her headline at the expense of chronology, context, and therefore journalistic accuracy.

Cutting her so-called “report” into snippets and putting them into chronological order turns the story she is trying to tell into a commonplace report of Palestinian violence propelled by Ramadan and P.A. propaganda:

Israeli-Arab tensions have been on the rise since the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan about 10 days ago. Fueling the friction, Palestinian youths posted some clips on the video-sharing app TikTok in recent days showing attacks on religious Jews, including one being slapped in the face while riding the light rail in Jerusalem. Another had a drink thrown at him while walking in the Old City …an Orthodox Jewish man was beaten by Arab residents, setting off protests and clashes … Young Palestinians… have been clashing nightly with police in the vicinity of the Old City. In response, Jewish youths have been attacking Palestinians in downtown West Jerusalem, and Lehava called for Thursday night’s march to restore Jewish “honor.” … hundreds of police officers, some mounted on horseback, created a buffer between the Jewish and Palestinian protesters, and both camps ended up clashing with the police, who dispersed the crowds with stun grenades and water cannons. … Palestinian leaders blamed Jewish extremists and the Israeli government for the outburst of violence. “East Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine and is a red line,” the office of Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority, said in a statement on Thursday. … Video images showed Palestinians pouring into the mosque for prayers on Friday chanting “Allahu akbar,” or God is Great, and “Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem in their millions,” a Palestinian rallying cry.

Put the events in sequence, and where is the drama?  No man bites a dog.  This is business as usual — drunk on religion and P.A. incitement, Palestinians resort to violence, some Israelis respond in kind, and Israeli authorities bring a measure of order by police action.  Not much to write home about.

But Ms. Kershner has to write home.  The Times has to show how bad the Israelis are.  And where there is a will, there is a way — reshuffle the facts, put the end at the beginning, mention the beginning at the end, and you have a “story” to report, a sensational story of vile Jews chanting, “Death to Arabs!”

We often see the Times lie by omission — a key fact is quietly dropped, totally altering the picture, as the paper does on a regular basis in its pro-Iran “reporting,” as was noted in the past.  But there’s more than one way to skin a cat.  Simply transposing facts does the trick, too.  Change the sequence of events — and you crated enough confusion to convince the reader that whoever is guilty is innocent, and whoever is innocent is guilty.

This is is the classic propaganda technique — but the New York Times has yet to learn the difference between journalism and propaganda, and the value of Aristotle’s advice in separating the two.

Minnesota Misses a Congressional Loss to New York by 68 votes!

New census data shows Texas and Florida gaining House seats, New York and California losing them

 by Peter Heck at Disrn

Results from the U.S. Census Bureau, which will have a profound impact on congressional representation and electoral college votes, were announced Monday.

The results are being released nearly four months after the standard timeframe, a delay caused by the limited workers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the reddest states on the map – places like Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and even Montana — all gained seats due to their population growth. Meanwhile, Democrat strongholds in the Rust Belt, as well as both California and New York, are losing seats.

The 2020 census and reapportionment marks the first time in history that the state of California has seen its allotment of representatives decrease.

This year’s census also shows the lowest population growth in the history of the United States.

Article sent by Mark Waldeland.

Champion Political Dem Idiot and, or CON ARTIST of CROOKED AMERICA’S CENTURY

Should Kerry resign and/or face charges over “aid and comfort” to Iran?

JAZZ SHAW Apr 27, 2021

Democratic National Convention via AP

After the explosive news broke yesterday about John Kerry allegedly ratting out Israel to Iran (which the New York Times tried to bury 21 paragraphs into a 23 paragraph article), questions began bubbling to the surface in terms of just how bad and potentially criminal these alleged actions were. For the record, Kerry is now denying that it happened, so we’ll stick with “alleged” at least for now. We’re not technically “at war” with Iran, though that possibility always seems to be only a few steps down a very rocky road. But at the same time, it’s been proven beyond any doubt that Iran’s roaming militias have attacked American military installations, killed any number of our troops and kidnapped our citizens. They certainly qualify as an “enemy” as opposed to simply being an adversary. So what, if anything, is to be done about this, assuming it turns out to be true? Mike Pompeo has proposed that a thorough investigation be launched, which seems like a reasonable and prudent first step. 

Even Loyal Lefty Cat, James Carville Agrees Biden’s “WOKENESS IS A PROBLEM!”



I’ve been working up to a long piece here about the extraordinary political scene, starting with the premise that it’s one thing for Progressive Twitter to run the New York Times, and quite another when Progressive Twitter runs the entire Democratic Party. But that’s where we are. (P)resident Joe Biden has sold out wholly to the Progressive mob, full stop.

Biden won the presidency (yes, I know—if he won) by the narrowest margin, but is governing as though Democrats had won by an FDR-Reagan landslide margin. The last president with a 50/50 Senate and close House of Representatives, George W. Bush, took care to govern close to the center, and sought out Democratic input to his signature legislative initiative of his first year, the No Child Left Behind Act. (Leave the [de]merits of that aside for some other time.) Biden isn’t even pretending to try to deal with Republicans, and in fact up to ten moderate Senate Republicans who have indicated their willingness to reach compromises with Biden are reportedly furious that their good faith efforts to reach across to Biden have been used as window dressing by the White House.

It is significant, therefore, to note new data from the Washington Post/NBC poll that finds Biden has a 52 percent public approval rating at 100 days, which, the Post admits “is the lowest of any recent commander-in-chief at this point in their administration except for former President Donald Trump.” This certainly clashes with the media’s nonstop love affair with the FDR-like “transformative” president they want Biden to be (because Obama wasn’t much). Steve Moore observes further:

But what really caught our eye was that 78%, or almost 4 of 5 Republicans, “strongly disapprove” of Biden’s performance. Amazingly, that’s a higher disapproval rating than Trump had with Democratic voters, which was 72% in spring of 2017. The Post poll also shows Republican voters had a much less negative opinion of Obama at this stage.

In other words, Biden is more polarizing than either Obama or Trump at this point.

Meanwhile, I persist in arguing that the Democratic Party’s lurch to the far left is doing us a great favor by making explicit and visible what they usually try to conceal, and setting up a backlash that might actually break the country’s now three-decade old 50-50 split. My two witnesses are Democratic strategist James Carville, and New York Times columnist (but vehemently anti-Trump) Bret Stephens, both of whom say much the same thing today, despite having very different political outlooks.

Let’s start with Stephens in his column “Race the the Coming Liberal Crackup“:

And yet those doubts and misgivings [about the left’s relentless racism narrative] go to the heart of what used to be thought of as liberalism. The result will be a liberal crackup similar to the one in the late 1960s that broke liberalism as America’s dominant political force for a generation. . .

Above all, liberalism believes that truth tends to be many-shaded and complex. Anti-racism is a great simplifier. Good and evil. Black and white. This is where the anti-racism narrative will profoundly alienate liberal-minded America, even as it entrenches itself in schools, universities, corporations and other institutions of American life. . .

Joe Biden’s resounding victory and his progressive policies are supposed to mark the real end of the Reaganite era of American politics. Don’t be surprised if they’re a prelude to its return, just as the last era of progressive excess ushered in its beginning.

Just as I’ve been saying since January 20. Meanwhile, James Carville, who knows a thing or two about defeating Republicans, talked to Vice, and already the wokeratri are furious with him. You can see why:

Sean Illing: What do you make of Biden’s first 100 days?

James Carville: Honestly, if we’re just talking about Biden, it’s very difficult to find something to complain about. And to me his biggest attribute is that he’s not into “faculty lounge” politics.

Sean Illing: “Faculty lounge” politics?

James Carville: You ever get the sense that people in faculty lounges in fancy colleges use a different language than ordinary people? They come up with a word like “Latinx” that no one else uses. Or they use a phrase like “communities of color.” I don’t know anyone who speaks like that. I don’t know anyone who lives in a “community of color.” I know lots of white and Black and brown people and they all live in … neighborhoods.

There’s nothing inherently wrong with these phrases. But this is not how people talk. This is not how voters talk. And doing it anyway is a signal that you’re talking one language and the people you want to vote for you are speaking another language. This stuff is harmless in one sense, but in another sense it’s not.

Sean Illing: Is the problem the language or the fact that there are lots of voters who just don’t want to hear about race and racial injustice?

James Carville: We have to talk about race. We should talk about racial injustice. What I’m saying is, we need to do it without using jargon-y language that’s unrecognizable to most people — including most Black people, by the way — because it signals that you’re trying to talk around them. This “too cool for school” shit doesn’t work, and we have to stop it. . .

Sean Illing: Sounds like you got a problem with “wokeness,” James.

James Carville: Wokeness is a problem and everyone knows it. It’s hard to talk to anybody today — and I talk to lots of people in the Democratic Party — who doesn’t say this. But they don’t want to say it out loud.

Sean Illing: Why not?

James Carville: Because they’ll get clobbered or canceled. And look, part of the problem is that lots of Democrats will say that we have to listen to everybody and we have to include every perspective, or that we don’t have to run a ruthless messaging campaign. Well, you kinda do. It really matters.

I think Carville is mistaken in saying that Biden is “not into faculty lounge politics.” He’s wholly captured by it. But I think Carville may be trying to be clever or tactical, by creating some artificial daylight between Biden and the insanity gripping his party


Believe It or Not, a New Level of Corruption and Depravity for New York City

By Jack Wisdom at American Thinker:

The district attorney of Manhattan in NYC has announced that his office will no longer prosecute any unlicensed “massage” parlor workers (about 900 cases), nor loitering for the purposes of prostitution (about 5,000 cases).  Abigail Swenstein, a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society’s Exploitation Intervention Project, which works with sex workers, said that while the policy doesn’t preclude the New York Police Department making arrests, she hopes officers will choose not to, knowing that prosecutors would not bring charges.  Laws against these behaviors are still on the books but will not be prosecuted.  The citizenry has not repealed these laws, but the ever wise and dictatorial district attorney will spit in the face of the citizenry (and God) by deeming these activities unworthy of punishment.

This writer could find reference to only one person, New York Assemblyman Mike Reilly, a Republican, who said Manhattan’s new prostitution policy sets a dangerous precedent.  “It flies in the face of law and order,” he timidly said.  To me, the fact that there is not an outcry of opposition is as grievous as the decision itself.

This is but the latest in a list of repulsive changes in law enforcement made unilaterally by the D.A.  Mr. Vance in his vulgar arrogance boasts that since 2010, he has cut the number of cases handled by his office in half by not prosecuting  marijuana smoking and ownership, subway fare evasion, unlicensed vending, nonpayment of finesloitering for prostitutionpeaceful protests (read: looting, burning stores, dousing police with buckets of water and spitting on them).  In short, he has retracted the policing practices that so improved the safety and quality of life in New York City begun under Rudy Giuliani’s administration as mayor (1994–2001).

This is not merely a case of malfeasance or arbitrary behavior by Vance.  Rather, this is what happens when belief in God is taken out of the country.  The Old Testament has many references to prostitution.  “Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute, or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness” (Lev. 19:29).  In the New Testament we read, “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself?  Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute?  Never!” (1 Cor. 6:15).

Sin is no longer a reality to the unbelieving masses, and where is the outrage coming from New York City’s churches?  Faith in God is vanishing.  Thousands of churches are closing throughout the country.  With the collapse of family values, which, since God created the family, are underpinned by belief in God, communism easily ascends.  Sex should take place only within the context of holy matrimony.  It is perfidy and sinful to think otherwise.  Yet the idea of family is premised on this simple proposition. 

As the family is sacrificed to unbridled lust, faith becomes diluted or altogether disappears.  Killing children through abortion, abortions by minors in N.Y. State without parent or guardian notification, increased legalization of prostitution, children being given authority to have their private parts or breasts removed (but they still cannot buy or drink vodka or vote), homosexual “marriage,” and even pedophilia and multiple husbands and wives (polyamory) are being advanced as legitimate in certain quarters.

Drag queens are doing readings to young children and their parents in libraries to the amusement of many.  Where are these ungodly and aberrant behaviors being condemned?  One would think the churches or synagogues would be doing the condemning, but they are quiet.  Society must turn to Christ and seek the forgiveness of their sins.  We know from the Bible, that when sin abounds and is treated as a norm instead of as a sin, judgment comes from on high.  Without repentance, it is as inevitable as the rising of the sun.

The handsome face of corruption and depravity.

We don’t know if Mr. Vance is or is not a communist.  But this contempt for the law and for God’s values in Holy Scripture is in keeping with the communist agenda, which was on the back burner in the USA for many years going back to the 19th century with the International Workers of the World, then moving forward through the so-called Socialist Party under the leadership of Eugene Debs.  By 1948, the Progressive Party under Henry Wallace formed, but the mainstream Democratic Party under Harry S. Truman had the resolve not to compromise with the progressive wing and ran under the banner of the New Deal and victory in WWII without taking the knee to the policies embraced by the USSR. 

Meanwhile, in the years just prior to WWII, the collapse of morality in order to implement communism was advanced by Antonio Gramsci, Herbert Marcuse, Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, and Eric Fromm, all from the Frankfurt Institute of Social Research advancing cultural Marxism (communism), who migrated to the USA when Hitler came to power.  They observed that the working classes in Europe did not turn to communism during or after WWI as they had hoped, so Gramsci in Italy (where he had been imprisoned) came up with the idea of the “long march” through the institutions — schools, media, higher ed, etc. — in order to weaken capitalist institutions rather than have the out-and-out revolution of the working class that Marx envisioned.  

The Gramsci long march really took off in the USA in the 1960s with the leadership of Angela Davis, militant C.P. member, and Mario Savio of the Berkeley anti-cop Free Speech Movement.  Add to that mix Huey Newton and Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers, and firebrands like Stokely Carmichael of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (who eventually moved to Senegal) and Mark Rudd as a Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) leader at Columbia University, and we saw a surge of incredible militancy and violence.

The Frankfurt School believed that once the institutions of the capitalist West were sufficiently weakened, capitalism would fall, just like ripe fruit from the tree.  It seems that the erosion of the West, even of our religious institutions, which in many cases have embraced Marxist values under the “social justice” rubric, has progressed beyond the point of no return.  

The antisocial and disruptive behavior of the sixties has gained momentum during the past 20 years.  Handsome and compliant, Mr. Vance has taken the knee and cheerfully sold out the citizenry to satisfy certain constituencies.  No Legislature has rescinded those laws, but this dictator (with a judge’s rubber stamp) is not enforcing them.  He is exposing prostitutes to untold violence as well as disease, and likewise their customers.  Moreover, with decisions like the abolition of prostitution prosecution, he has spit in the face of God as well as the principle of law and order.




In my early morning assessment of the credibility of John Kerry’s denial of Javid Zarif’s leaked disclosures, I cited my own initial exposure to Kerry’s lies. I also referred without elaboration to the circumstantial evidence that weighs in favor of the credibility of Zarif’s disclosures in this case.

Since I wrote this morning, Jim Geraghty has now weighed in with a detailed assessment of the circumstantial evidence in today’s NR Morning Jolt: “Kerry’s Denial on Leaking to Iran Doesn’t Add Up.” The dry tone of Geraghty’s weighing of the evidence adds to its weight. The fairness of Geraghty’s judgment is patent. As Kerry’s allies in the intelligence community would put it, we assess Kerry to be lying with high confidence.


by Glenn H. Ray

The following article was printed at this MN Prager Discussion Group page on DECEMBER 18, 2010….A DECADE AGO, a time when our schools were already in the hands of fascist leftists, so many of them already fem fascists!

December 18, 2010

“Folks, in America, you deserve the government and its “justice” you get, the good and the bad.

Today your courts “suck”, your schools “suck”, your government “sucks”, your culture “sucks”, your drug habit sucks,  and your language is foul.

For the past several decades our children have been used as billboards and manikins, almost entirely by the loony Left to propagate their various diseases.   Most infections  have attacked  anything Christian and otherwise valuable to a civilized society, such as allowing schools do what schools in a democracy are supposed to do ……teach knowledge.

Follow this case now wasting American taxpayer dollars to satisfy a tussle supposedly endangering America’s freedoms of speech.  What respect can anyone maintain for a court system and  a school system when in both cases juvenile delinquents seem to be in charge.

This unfortunate story is from the Philadelphia Inquirer and was written by Nathan Gorenstien.

“U.S. District Court saw some awkward moments today as a judge heard arguments about whether boobies is a vulgar word and therefore can be banned by school administrators.

The case came to court in Philadelphia after the Easton School District forbade the wearing of the “I (Heart) Boobies” bracelets, and suspended two eighth-grade girls who refused to remove them.

The students said the word wasn’t offensive to anyone and that a ban on the bracelets violated their right to free speech.

The school district said other students might consider the word vulgar. In addition, girls wearing the bracelet might inadvertently encourage bad behavior by their male classmates. Administrators said that since the school code does not allow vulgarities they have the right to ban the wrist bands.

But how to define vulgarity?

Two girls took the witness stand to talk about boobies and whether the word might encourage a 13-year-old boy to reflect on something other than cancer awareness.

The school district lawyer with the task of quizzing the girls – one 13, another 12, – was John E. Freund III, who tried hard to be gentlemanly about it.

“No reason to be nervous,” he assured the two Easton Area Middle School students.

The teens were composed as they took the stand before Judge Mary McLaughlin.

“That phrase, ‘I Love Boobies,’ do you see any other meaning to that? Say especially from boys’ perspective?” Freund asked 13-year-old Brianna Hawk.

“No.” Hawk said.

“Do you thinks boys would have a natural attraction to girls breasts?” Freund asked.

“Yes,” Hawk said.

“So couldn’t it possibly mean something else?”

“No,” insisted Hawk, because in the context of the bracelet that simply was not possible, she said.

Kayla Martinez, 12, conceded some boys could behave in a less than mature fashion. But they, she said dismissively, are boys who “act like they are two.”

The bracelets are part of an advertising campaign by the Keep a Breast Foundation, a small, Los Angeles-based nonprofit. The foundation teaches girls how to prevent and detect breast cancer. Sales of the bracelets fund its mission.

Hawk and Martinez said they had permission from their parents to wear the bracelets, even after they learned the school had banned them.

The girls were suspended for a day-and-a-half for “defiance, disruption and disrespect,” after refusing to remove the bracelets and then giving each other a “low five” as they were escorted to the administrator’s office.

Their parents approved the American Civil Liberties Union stepping in to handle the suit.

A public relations executive for the foundation resisted agreeing on the stand that boobies could have a sexual connotation, but acknowledged a porn star had asked to market the bracelets. The nonprofit turned her down, the executive said.”

Comment:  Twelve year olds should  not be defining  the word “vulgar” for  the community as a whole.   The feminized  world may object to this rule of discipline, but this world is not interested in solving problems.

It may be a surprise for everyone in Leftwing America, the feminist loonytune  nation we seem to have  today,  but when I attended public school in a center (inner) city of the Twin Cities,  there was never a  problem with teenagers,  misfits or otherwise, bringing ‘Boobies’ news into the classroom or school building, whether as an ad, a provocation, or both, as seems to be the case in Philadelphia?  There weren’t any loonytunes court cases then either.   The nation was poorer, but the nation was NOT feminized.

Today’s  loony, feminized college graduate Lefty glibly would respond that the students were too  sexually repressed and that the racist  Christians who ran the school were part of the police state cadre which brutalized the country.  No one felt th students’  pain.

And Christians did run  the public school system 70 years ago and beyond.   Have you ever looked at a MacGuffy Reader?    And, fortunately,  twelve, thirteen and fourteen year olds were indeed, sexually repressed and lucky for them, their parents, and the community at large.

The American public school in mid-America then, was a safe and civil place to be for teacher and student alike.  The purpose of those in this public school system was to teach knowledge.   The gathering of knowledge was called a discipline.   The dissemination of knowledge was called a discipline.  It was natural to believe that disciplined order would become  the cornerstone of the institution.  Even when women ran the show, the environment was still masculinized.   One was to be responsible for ones actions.

Ten year olds, twelve year olds, fifteen year olds, eighteen year olds WOULD NOT and should not be deciding what would be ‘kosher’ in the American public school, neither in choice of curriculum, in choice of behavior, or in choice of politics.


The leftwingers of the ACLU and among  the judges of our courts apparently aren’t aware of this..

Our court system must be reviewed.  No loonies right or left or those in general should use the American court system to assist plaintiff embezzlement, extorting money from either corporate America, the individual or the State.

But America’s attorneys are Democrats.   Not only do they pay the Democrats for their supper, they also occupy the benches in the court system where judgments are decided and, worse yet, they  occupy seats  in our Congress and state legislatures where they write the laws for their judgments  which are destroying the America of opportunity we used to know and love.”