• 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 Disappearance Of Civilized Minneapolis Since Thief George Floyd’s Day?

JUNE 21, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON IN MEDIAMINNESOTAPOLICING

A MILESTONE IN MINNEAPOLIS’S DESCENT

The Minneapolis city charter requires the city to fund and employ a minimum number of police officers, yet the city resisted its legal obligation all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Yesterday the Court ruled unanimously that the city’s resistance to its legal obligation lacked merit. I have embedded Chief Justice Gildea’s 9-page order at the bottom of this post.

Five of the Court’s seven justices, by the way, were appointed by Democratic governors (Dayton or Walz). Only Chief Justice Lorie Gildea and (my friend and law school classmate) Associate Justice G. Barry Anderson remain among the justices originally appointed to the Court by Governor Pawlenty.

The case was brought by eight residents of Minneapolis’s high-crime north side. They were represented by the “>Upper Midwest Law Center (John Hinderaker serves on the center’s board). When the Star Tribune gets around to opining on the ruling — the editorial board is otherwise occupied today — I seriously doubt that it will extend its thanks and congratulations to the UMLC. I would accordingly like to do so here. To Doug Seaton, James Dickey, and the rest of the crew at UMLC, thanks and congratulations.

The Supreme Court order represents a striking milestone in the descent of the city. It should be a major civic embarrassment for city boosters, such as they are. Take the rag away from your face!

The Star Tribune has served as a substantial contributing factor all along the way down — not that we have reached the bottom. Far from it. While the city has lost 300 officers since the summer of George Floyd, the paper has piled on the police department at every opportunity.

Most recently, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights has charged the MPD with systemic racial discrimination over a 10-year period. The city can’t wait to sell out the police, but the MDHR has declined to show the city its evidence. That has held things up.

The Star Tribune quotes interim City Attorney Peter Ginder on the Supreme Court ruling. Ginder declared the city’s amazing shrinking police force since the summer of Floyd “an unprecedented loss of personnel that is not easily corrected.” It’s not just the numbers, man, it’s the lack of support. The Star Tribune reporter also paraphrased Ginder to the effect that “the city has provided funding for additional recruit classes, hiring bonuses and officer wellness programs.” Some things money can’t buy!

The rhetorical question that I have repeatedly asked since the summer of George Floyd is this one: Who in his right mind would choose to sign up to serve in the Minneapolis Police Department? Minneapolis has elected the practical alternative to defunding the police.

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