• 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




I have a simple theory about why Donald Trump ended up running and governing as a conservative, after a lifetime of inconsistent views that much of the time aligned him with liberal Democrats. Startled by the vicious reaction of the media and the left after he said some mean things about Obama and illegal immigrants, he decided to throw in fully with conservatives, who were willing to be (mostly) more loyal.

I wonder if the same thing is happening to Elon Musk. His ideological and political history is similarly murky and unsound at many points in the past (and present), but as he sees the hysterical reaction of the media and the left to his proposed takeover of Twitter, like Trump he appears to have started recognizing who his friends are (or could be), and why the left and the media are his implacable foes. Connect the dots accordingly.

Today’s evidence for this hypothesis:

P.S. It would seem that Musk has already prompted some changes at Twitter. For most of the last two years I picked up about five new followers a week on Twitter. In the last five days I’ve picked up 500. I’m hearing widespread reports from other conservatives who are experiencing the same thing. Apparently someone at Twitter has dialed back the conservative-suppressing algorithms, and/or conservatives are coming back to Twitter really fast.

NB: I still mostly use Twitter just to tell jokes, but if you want to follow along, I’m @stevenfhayward.

Note from Glenn: I am a Donald J. Trump fan. I have been a Donald J. Trump fan for about 40 years or more…..when he was in his 30s and I in my 40s. I was aware of his older brother’s problems with alcohol and the rumor that he died from alcohol poisoning.

I caught a 30 year old Donald J. Trump on television, the PBS kind one day, a Saturday and for two hours of his talking. To this day, I do not know the reason for this two hour performance regarding life matters on Saturday TV. I don’t know where I knew he was a college athlete and got a offer to sign up with the New York Yankees.

He turned down this offer. He preferred to work for his Dad in New York City…..right out of college!

I followed his name ever since, his family and its home and rumors from Atlantic City….his divorce or two….and so on. But I never watched his tv program performances. I didn’t have time.

I used to be a public high school teacher. I liked the varieties of human beings.



“He and his colleagues are a menace to the well-being of the United States”…in Bidenville?!

 MAY 2, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at PowerLine:


Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas appeared for a segment on FOX News Sunday yesterday. He alternated between avoiding questions and dissimulating in response to them. If he weren’t addressing matters of life and death, he would be a laughable clown. As it is, he and his colleagues are a menace to the well-being of the United States. They are doing great damage and lying volubly about.

He has now established a Disinformation Governance Board under the leadership of a lunatic left-wing hack. Not to worry, however. Mayorkas explained that the board specifically addresses “disinformation that presents a security threat to the homeland.” You know — “Disinformation from Russia, from China, from Iran, from the cartels.”

“This is a working group that takes best practices to make sure that, in addressing disinformation that presents a threat to the homeland, our work does not infringe on free speech, does not infringe on civil rights, civil liberties,” he continued. “It’s not about speech, it’s about the connectivity to violence. That is what we need to address. You know, an individual has the free speech right to spew anti-Semitic rhetoric. What they don’t have the right to do is take hostages in a synagogue, and that’s where we get involved.”

Bagdad Bob does Nina Jankowicz: “She has testified before Congress a number of times, she’s recognized as a tremendous authority, and we’re very fortunate to have her.”

Is the Steele Dossier disinformation? The “tremendous authority” says so. However, it wasn’t for him “to opine on that.” He doesn’t want to be judgmental. He needed a lifeline to Jankowicz for help on that one.

As for the border, Bret Baier asked if he could “name one thing that would help you deport more illegal immigrants that Congress could do?”

Answer: “What we are talking about when we talk about legislation is building the orderly legal pathways for people to obtain relief under our laws.”

Translation: Amnesty.

What makes him think they want to deport illegal immigrants? Haven’t you been paying attention? They don’t. They want to increase the flow.

A Note From “Our Saving America First”!

A. L. Luttrell:

Reblogged this on ARLIN REPORT……………….walking this path together and commented:
I guess his next campaign will also be from his basement. Crowds at any rally (if you can call it that) will be low in numbers, won’t reach triple digits. Empty chairs, empty seats in arenas just like before. Democratic candidates he will be endorsing, appearing with, will become automatic winners, right? By the way, this disinformation agency Biden’s administration is setting up (which will be dishing out disinformation) is just another indication that the 2020 election was a fraudulent event. This crap is nothing more than to spread their leftist (lying, cheating) agenda. This administration is built on deceit! And as feeble as he is, it starts at the top with the Big Guy! (Arlin Report comment)


Why did Nancy Pelosi go to Kyiv?

JAZZ SHAW May 01, 2022 at HotAir:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi showed up in Kyiv this weekend in a “secret, surprise” visit to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. She was joined by several members of Congress, including Adam Schiff. Zelensky was quick to welcome the delegation and thank the United States for being his greatest supporter during the Russian invasion. There were plenty of photo ops and speeches, though nothing much of substance appeared to come out of the meeting, aside from assurances that America would continue to send funds and supplies to the Ukrainian forces. Pelosi did take the opportunity to call Vladimir Putin a “bully” and insisted that Ukraine “cannot fold” to him. The obvious question amid all of this activity is why we’re sending high-ranking members of our government into a war zone. (NY Post)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in a secret visit to the war torn country’s capitol city, footage released Sunday shows.

Zelensky shared the footage showing him joined by an armed escort coming to meet Pelosi at the steps of a building in Kyiv as Ukrainian forces continue to resist bombardment from invading Russian forces.

“Nice to meet you, thank you for coming,” Zelensky tells Pelosi in English.

It’s worth pointing out that Russia hit Kyiv with missiles only 48 hours earlier. Russia also claimed to have struck supplies of western arms that were on the road to the south of the city at the same time that Pelosi was meeting with Zelensky.

The Speaker of the House is second in the line of succession to the presidency. I understand that everyone wants their chance to get a picture of themselves with “the new Elvis” in Ukraine because it’s now politically fashionable to do so and it puts their face in the middle of the biggest story currently dominating the news cycle. But as we’ve mentioned here before, Russia has been quite indiscriminate with its missile strikes, hitting everything from nursing homes and apartment buildings to grain silos. They may not be exactly sure where Zelensky is holed up at any given moment, but that doesn’t mean they might not get lucky. What would have happened if a cruise missile took out our delegation last night? That sounds like the opening volley in World War 3 to me.

At the other end of the political scale, while Pelosi may have felt that this was an advantageous move to make, she probably wasn’t doing any favors for her boss. Everyone, including Zelensky, was clearly too polite to bring it up, but the elephant in the room was pretty obvious. If we can risk sending Nancy Pelosi to Kyiv, where’s Joe Biden? It’s obvious that any important business that foreign leaders might need to discuss with Zelensky could have been handled via a video conference, so this sort of trip is purely for political impact. But many leaders have already been taking these risky trips.

Just in the past few weeks, we saw European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen traveling to Kyiv to meet with Zelensky, along with the prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia, and the Czech Republic. Boris Johnson famously went there and toured the streets of Kyiv with Zelensky while the fighting was still close enough to hear shelling going on in the background. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier scheduled a visit this month but canceled the trip in a bizarre twist when he was told he was not welcome to come.

Some observers obviously must be wondering why Biden isn’t putting his own neck on the line to go visit the embattled Ukrainian capital, particularly now that the majority of the fighting has moved well to the east. Is he afraid to go? Are his handlers concerned that he’ll have a “senior moment” in the middle of what would clearly be a closely watched official visit? Then there’s the obvious concern that if an errant Russian missile actually did take out the presidential delegation we’d be stuck with Kamala Harris.

Honestly, it doesn’t seem like there’s any good reason to send either Pelosi or Biden to Kyiv at this point. Plenty of other nations have sent their Foreign Ministers or similar high-ranking officials to see Zelensky in place of their leaders. We already sent the Secretaries of State and Defense to visit him and Blinken is fourth in the presidential succession order. (Lloyd Austin is sixth.) That should probably have been good enough.

EVIL….Thy Name Is Russia; THY EVIL IS PUTIN!

Russia Threatens to Nuke Britain, France, and Germany

BY ROBERT SPENCER MAY 01, 2022 at PJMedia:

Russia threatened a dramatic escalation of its war in Ukraine Thursday when Russia’s Channel One featured a video depicting Russian missiles reaching Berlin, Paris, and London.

According to the UK’s Express, Channel One’s 60 Minutes program, one of the most popular TV shows in Russia, featured “the chairman of the nationalist Rodina party, Aleksey Zhuravlyov,” who “suggested Russia could launch a Sarmat missile attack on the UK.” This was not, however, Zhuravlyov’s eccentric view: “Producers then cut to a map of Kaliningrad and seemed to suggest that missiles could be launched from the Russian enclave between Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea.”

Zhuravlyov declared: “One Sarmat [missile] and that’s it – the British Isles are no more.” The show’s cohost, Evgeny Popov, responded: “No one will survive in this war when you propose the strike with a Sarmat. Do you understand that no one will survive? No one on the planet.” Zhuravlyov, however, was undeterred, saying optimistically that “we’ll start with a blank slate,” and boasting that Russian missiles “can’t be intercepted. Their abilities are limited. They say they can shoot it down, we’ll see about that.”

The show’s other host, Popov’s wife Olga Skabeyeva, then added: “Sarmats are not in Kaliningrad yet. From Kaliningrad to Berlin is 106 seconds, from Kaliningrad to Paris is 200 seconds. You’re interested in London, 202 seconds to London.” Zhuravlyov responded happily: “They need to be shown this picture. ‘Guys, look at this picture — count the seconds, can you make it? Hello, it’s already here.’ That’s the way. Let them think about it. Get a stopwatch, count [to] 220 seconds. That’s how you talk to them, they don’t understand anything else.”

This latest round of nuclear threats came after James Stephen Heappey, Britain’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces, said that Ukraine should strike inside Russia: “It is completely legitimate for Ukraine to be targeting in Russia’s depth in order to disrupt the logistics that if they weren’t disrupted would directly contribute to death and carnage on Ukrainian soil.” He also voiced support for other countries supplying Ukraine with weaponry: “There are lots of countries around the world that operate kit that they have imported from other countries; when those bits of kit are used we tend not to blame the country that manufactured it, you blame the country that fired it.”

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wondered if NATO would consider the same actions on Russia’s part to be justified: “Do we understand correctly that for the sake of disrupting the logistics of military supplies, Russia can strike military targets on the territory of those NATO countries that supply arms to the Kyiv regime? After all, this directly leads to deaths and bloodshed on Ukrainian territory. As far as I understand, Britain is one of those countries.”

Related: Loose Nuke Talk

Russia’s Defense Ministry added a threat: “We would like to underline that London’s direct provocation of the Kyiv regime into such actions, if such actions are carried out, will immediately lead to our proportional response. As we have warned, the Russian armed forces are in round-the-clock readiness to launch retaliatory strikes with high-precision long-range weapons at decision-making centres in Kyiv.” On Wednesday, Putin himself directly threatened retaliation against countries that are aiding Ukraine: “We have all the tools for this, that no one else can boast of having. We won’t boast about it: we’ll use them, if needed.”

This echoed what he said when he launched the invasion on February 24: “Now a few important, very important words for those who may be tempted to intervene in the ongoing events. Whoever tries to hinder us, or threaten our country or our people, should know that Russia’s response will be immediate and will lead you to consequences that you have never faced in your history. We are ready for any turn of events. All necessary decisions in this regard have been made. I hope that I will be heard.”

He was not heard. France 24 reported on Sunday that “rather than hiding it,” the Pentagon “began openly talking this week about how it is training Ukrainian troops, including inside Germany, to use the weapons they are receiving. And instead of saying, as it did in February, that it wants only to help Ukraine survive, Washington now says its goal in the war is to debilitate Russia for the long term.” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin declared: “We want to see Russia weakened to the degree that it can’t do the kinds of things that it has done in invading Ukraine.”

Will this, then, become a nuclear war? We’re closer to that than we have been for nearly sixty years.



America Isn’t Responsible For My Student Loans. I Am

BY: SHAWN FLEETWOOD at the Federalist:

APRIL 29, 2022

When I agreed to take out student loans for college, I did so with the understanding that they were my responsibility to pay back, and no one else’s.

Author Shawn Fleetwood profile

n the latest move of his disastrous presidency, U.S. President Joe Biden announced on Thursday plans to waive a significant portion of federal student loans for borrowers, telling reporters during a White House event that he is “considering dealing with some debt reduction.”

“I am not considering $50,000 debt reduction, but I’m in the process of taking a hard look at whether or not there will be additional debt forgiveness, and I’ll have an answer on that in the next couple of weeks,” he said.

The statement came in response to a question about comments from Democrat Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who on Wednesday claimed the president was looking at using executive action to “cancel” up to $50,000 for borrowers.

While many of my fellow Gen Zers may think that “canceling” student debt is the greatest thing since sliced bread, it would behoove them to know that such a policy doesn’t exist. When Democrats like Biden and Schumer say they wish to cancel or forgive federal student loan debt, what they really mean is that they want to transfer the responsibility of paying back such loans from individuals who chose to attend college to those who didn’t or those who responsibly paid off their own expenses.

As of 2020, for instance, roughly 37.5 percent of Americans 25 and older have graduated from university or another institution of higher education. Under Biden’s proposal, this would mean that the roughly two-thirds of the country who individually decided not to go to college and take out student loans would be forced to subsidize those who did. Not only is such a policy completely below the belt, but it also bails out the very people Democrats complain don’t pay their fair share: the rich.

According to a study conducted by the financial lending company Earnest, “[f]uture medical professionals—a category that includes doctors, dentists, and pharmacists—can expect to take on the most debt to finance their degrees—over $190,000 in student loans.” Law school graduates and those obtaining a master’s in business administration placed second and third on the list, with each degree averaging $139,900 and $89,900 in debt respectively.

When breaking down each profession by annual income, the study found that medical professionals made an average of $135,200, while those with Law and Business Administration degrees averaging $140,400 and $127,200 each.

Similar trends were also found in an analysis conducted by the left-wing Brookings Institute, with the think tank noting how the “highest-income 40 percent of households (those with incomes above $74,000) owe almost 60 percent of the outstanding education debt and make almost three-quarters of the payments” and “[t]he lowest-income 40 percent of households hold just under 20 percent of the outstanding debt and make only 10 percent of the payments.”

So, as leftists like American Indian wannabee and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren rail against the rich while championing student loan “forgiveness,” they might want to put down their peace pipes and realize they’re essentially providing a major tax cut to the Americans they claim to want paying more in taxes.

It’s My Loan, It’s My Responsibility

When I agreed to take out student loans for college, I did so with the understanding that they were my responsibility to pay back, and no one else’s. Over the past four years of my academic career, I’ve busted my can working part-time jobs and applying for dozens of scholarships just to pay my way through school, even if it meant missing out on sleep or evenings with friends and family. By no means am I the only one.

Across the country, there are millions of hard-working Americans who have and continue to pour their blood, sweat, and tears into their careers to pay off their student loans. Even if it means working multiple jobs or putting in overtime hours, they persevere because they recognize that such financial obligations don’t belong to anyone but themselves.

If Biden gets his way, however, all that tenacity and dignity of work will have all been for nothing.

Just as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki couldn’t give a sensical answer on the subject, don’t expect any of the people cheering to cancel student debt to acknowledge, or even care, for the millions of Americans who paid off their loans the right way. Unlike the United States of the past, today’s modern America has sadly produced a lackadaisical culture, in which hard work is dismissed in favor of the easy way out and divisive and wasteful gender studies is seen as a subject worth majoring in.

Shawn Fleetwood is an intern at The Federalist and a senior at the University of Mary Washington. He also serves as a state content writer for Convention of States Action and his work has been featured in numerous outlets, including RealClearPolitics, RealClearHealth, and Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @ShawnFleetwood