• 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 news this morning tells us that Vladimir Putin has launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and demanded Ukraine’s army give it up. Speaking on state television early this morning, Putin claimed that Russia was not planning to occupy Ukraine but vowed to punish those who stood in their way.

“The goal is to defend people who have been victims of abuse and genocide from the Kyiv regime. And we will strive to demilitarize and de-Nazify Ukraine,” Putin said. “All responsibility for the possible bloodshed will be fully and completely on the conscience of the ruling regime.”

Ukraine’s President Zelensky also appeared on television this morning. He addressed the country from Kyiv and called for opposition and resistance by Ukrainians. I have embedded video of his remarks below with translation through Australia’s ABC News. His remarks also addressed Russian citizens. “This is evil,” he observed. He must be a brave man.

Is it wrong to think of Czechoslovakia and the Sudetenland in 1938? The Ukrainian authorities don’t seem to think so. Putin isn’t Hitler, not by a long shot, but he is an evil bastard with the same lame pretext as Hitler’s. He has initiated a war of aggression with a stupid pretext and a barrage of threatening innuendo to keep outsiders from intruding. Unlike the 1938 scenario, no one in his right mind buys the pretext. As in 1938, we wonder what else the madman is thinking.

Observing the events from a distance and attending to the persistent yammering of President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Secretary Blinken, I have found the Nixonian phrase “pitiful, helpless giant” echoing in my mind.

“If, when the chips are down, the world’s most powerful nation, the United States of America, acts like a pitiful, helpless giant, the forces of totalitarianism and anarchy will threaten free nations and free institutions throughout the world,” Nixon said in his famous April 1970 speech. The time has come today.

The chips are down. The world is watching. What have we got to offer?

With its war on American energy, the Biden administration has effectively empowered Russia’s oil economy. With its surrender and withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration gave us the preview of “a pitiful, helpless giant” in action.

The administration ardently seeks to finalize a deal with Iran’s mullahcracy. They would happily facilitate and fund Iran’s nuclear program if only they can secure the requisite fig leaf.

China looks on. They too have an evil bastard at the helm. He truly represents “the forces of totalitarianism.” Indeed, he represents the state of the art in totalitarian control. He also leads the country that unleashed the pandemic and covered up its source with complete impunity. He’s got his eye on Taiwan.

What about us? We have a pitiful helpless fool nominally at the helm and Putin has taken his measure. That’s the way it looks to me this morning.


Two of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had in my 87 plus years of life occurred in August, 1966 and in October, 1990 when I still was fluent in the Russian speaking I loved. When I entered college in 1952, I was certain war from Stalinist Soviet Union was in our American future….so I decided to major in Geography AND Russian, the language. I joined our army in 1956 while Russia’s Soviets owned Eastern Europe with fascist cruelty.

In luck of the era, Russian became an important language for our American future, so I selected teaching it would be needed. Asthma kept me out of a future in the military. I spent 11 years as a Russian teacher, but was fired by an Assistant Superintendent of Minneapolis Schools, Harry Vakos, a Greek fellow who happened to be Principal six years earlier of the public high school where I taught Russian. He didn’t like the idea of Russian teaching, so he had me fired following the Minneapolis Public School Teachers strike in 1971. My name had come up in the Minneapolis Star during the teachers’ strike in 1971. I had given a very persuasive speech to a crowd of several hundreds of parents none of whom I knew, who were very supportive of our teachers’ strike even though it was against STATE LAW at the time.

Asst. Superintendent Vakos called me the night after the newspaper article to tell me….”I’ll fire you, RAY…even if it’s the last thing I ever do!

Assistant Superintendent Vakos did that very thing…which changed my career in life dramatically.

On two occasions, my Russian language took me to the USSR of the day….in 1966 when I was a teacher, and in 1990 when I owned my landscape company, BUT interpreted for a wonderful group of Anoka gals who had gathered lots of money to aid victims of the Chernobyl disaster of that time.

On both occasions the experiences achieved were almost equal to the wonderful three children I FATHERED AND STILL LOVE! GLENN H. RAY…..MAY GOD STILL BLESS AMERICA!

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