• 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


August 3, 2022

Democrat Logic: Reduce Inflation with More Inflation!

By John Green at American Thinker:

What could be dumber than spending $433B that we don’t have during an inflation crisis? Raising taxes by $739B during a recession, that’s what.

Could anything be less economically sound than doing either of those two things?  Yup!  The Dems are about to give us a real demonstration of cluelessness.  They’re about to do both of those things together — having the most negative impact on the economy achievable by mere mortal men.  And they’re going to do it while Americans are screaming that the economy is our biggest concern right now.  So are the Democrats

  • tone-deaf?
  • ignorant economically uninformed?
  • more focused on ideology than the actual needs of the country?

My money’s on “more focused on ideology.”  They know by now that November is going to be a bloodbath, and they’re doing as much as possible to “fundamentally transform” America into North Cuba with their limited time left.

This has all been enabled by Joe Manchin, who finally caved to the pressure of his fellow Democrats and agreed to support a Build Back Better light bill.  I guess he didn’t want an assassin en route to West Virginia, like what happened with Justice Kavanaugh.  But you’ve got to give the Dems points for moxie.  They’ve named the bill the Inflation Reduction Act — as if Americans won’t notice that it accomplishes the exact opposite.

The Dems are beyond excited about having a bunch more of our money to spend on their socialist schemes.  Politico is even giddy, celebrating that Biden is back.

Somehow, someway, Joe Biden is back in the game. After enduring a brutal year, Biden is suddenly on the verge of a turnaround that, the White House believes, could salvage his summer — and alter the trajectory of his presidency.

They’re saying it as if it were a good thing.  They seem to believe that Manchin surrendering to the insanity is a sign that Joe Biden is engaged and in charge again.  I guess they haven’t noticed the unintended consequences every time old Joe gets engaged in anything.  Has it occurred to Politico that “alter the trajectory” could mean throttling up, pushing the stick forward, and nose-diving into the nearest hard spot?

The bill spends $433B (that’s 433 with nine zeros behind it), of which $369B is dedicated to a quixotic attempt to change the weather.  As usual, attempts to control the climate seem to do more to increase government control over us than actually reducing the Earth’s temperature.  It’s almost as if that were the actual goal.  Luckily, the rest of that spending is to increase the size of the IRS — something that I’m sure all Americans will approve of.

Every economist without a Nobel Prize understands that spending money we don’t have devalues the dollar and increases inflation.  But even Paul Krugman now admits that the $3.1T we spent on COVID relief and infrastructure was a major contributing factor to our current inflation crisis — proving once again that even a broken clock is right twice a day.

So what should we do about that pesky inflation problem?  The Dems have decided that the only solution to overspending is to spend more, and tell everyone that it’s to buy a little inflation reduction — with money we don’t have.  Am I getting that right?

That’s not just my engineering take on the logic.  The Penn Wharton Budget Model (PWBM) projects that the bill will increase inflation for the next two years — regardless of what the bill is named.  Inflation should be peaking just about the time we go to the polls to select our next president.

But the inevitable increase in inflation that will come from the Inflation Reduction Act is only half of the bad news for Americans in the bill.

As Americans struggle with rising prices at the cash register, they will also have less money in their pockets to pay for everything.  They’re going to be facing prices that are up, while their checking accounts are down.  The Inflation Reduction Act also includes $739B (just a tad less than a trillion bucks) in tax increases — to make sure that every taxpayer has less money to live on.

Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Donald Trump proved that the government can stimulate economic growth by cutting taxes.  If you let people keep more of their money, they’ll use that money to buy stuff and create economic activity.  It’s not even rocket science.

So what’s the Democrat plan to stimulate the economy?  Contrarians that they are, now that we’re in a recession, the Dems are going to get the economy humming along by…taking more money from taxpayers.  They’re using reverse WWDD (what would Donald do?) logic.  Whatever The Donald would do, they will do the opposite — because if you haven’t noticed, they don’t like the man.

We’re not talking about a trivial tax increase, either.  If we were to line up 100-dollar bills, end to end, $739B would reach from the Earth to the moon three times — and that’s just the increase in taxes.

But not to worry.  Biden assures us that nobody making under $400K per year will be affected by the new taxes.  But true to form, he lied misspoke.  Perhaps Karine Jean-Pierre will have a clarification in a few days.

A big chunk of that tax increase is in the form of a 15-percent levy on manufacturers.  But corporations don’t really pay taxes.  They collect taxes.  As their costs (including the cost of taxes) increases, they raise their prices and pass those costs on to the consumers.  Consumers will end up paying the taxes through further inflation of product prices.

Analysis by the Joint Committee on Taxation has revealed that the bill will actually impact people in every income bracket — with more than half of the taxes being paid by people making less than Joe’s promised $400K floor.  In fact, the biggest-percentage increase in taxes will be on those making less than $10K per year — well below poverty level.  It’s further proof that the Democrats are no longer the party of working-class Americans.  And don’t forget: the bill also includes an estimated 80,000 new IRS agents — to ensure that people who can’t afford tax attorneys are discouraged from finding any loopholes in the 6,550 pages of the IRS tax code.

Conservatives have been saying for years that the Democrats are out of ideas.  Could there be any better proof than the Inflation Reduction Act?  The Dems have been setting and implementing our economic policy for seventeen months now.  They’ve managed to put us in a recession and triggered the highest inflation in 40+ years.  What’s their solution?  Do more of the same.  Profligate spending triggered inflation, so they’re going to spend more.  The GDP has gone negative, so they’re supposedly going to stimulate the economy by draining more money from the private sector.  They seem determined to make the misery index a thing again.  And the Dems are convinced that everything will be okay if they call their plan the Inflation Reduction Act.  Right.

So is Politico correct?  Is Biden back?  Yup — Manchin has given the same guy that worked relentlessly to create this mess a new toy to play with.  The president that signed dozens of economy-killing executive orders on his first day in office, is energized, engaged, and has a big pot of money to further screw everything up.  Somehow, I’m thinking President Gremlin’s engagement is not going to save our economy, his fellow Dems, or his legacy.

John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Idaho.

You Mean Minnesota Has Had A Governor Since The DEM RIOT Burning Of Minneapolis That May, 2020?

AUGUST 3, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line:


Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and GOP gubernatorial nominee Dr. Scott Jensen faced off in a debate at FarmFest in Redfern, Minnesota today. Walz is running for reelection this November. Anthony Gockowski has posted a story on today’s debate for Alpha News along with complete video here.

The fun took place following the debate. Walz has an abysmal record, a thin skin, and a staff that keeps him surrounded by a rarely breached circle of love. Recall that I was bounced from the Minnesota Department of Health press briefings on Covid shortly after Walz declared a semi-permanent emergency and MDH staff consulted with Walz’s staff about me. You see, I had asked a critical question of MDH staff by email following a press briefing. It took a section 1983 lawsuit against Team Walz to reinstate me to the press briefings and obligate MDH staff to answer my questions for the duration of the emergency. Faithful readers may recall how forthcoming they were with me.

They were about as forthcoming with me as Walz was with the voters seeking him out after the debate. Take this in as one victim of the Walz emergency tries to engage the governor with his story.


And note the quick work by staff to protect him from a question about the torching of the Minneapolis Police Department Third Precinct headquarters in the riots following the death of Saint George Floyd on Memorial Day 2020.

The Soul Of Celebrative Music!

I was born dyslexic. I have never been able to read a book cover to cover…..anything with print only. Looking back to my public school experience beginning almost 85 years ago, most of my teachers suspected something was wrong with me. Verbally, I was a success with folks around me who talked about history of country and family, where did things come from or going to and WHY! And, I loved the outdoors and enjoyed exploring by myself!

I was often punished by Mother, however, who loved to be with me for the first fifteen minutes until I’d begin my army of questions I’d begin to ask from my ages 4 to 13…. countless questions of curiosity! Thereafter, I’d sneak downtown St. Paul via streetcar after my afternoon newspaper route delivery to get to the beautiful downtown library and “read” National Geographics, loaded with pictures with or without color, American or African, North Pole or South Pole, and such with pictures AND writings.

I have never read a novel, well until CLASSIC COMICS arose in local bookstores and drugstores. (My Dad owned a drugstore where I’d get my Classic Comics to know the great stories of great novels in picture view. I never was able to read a single novel!

Folks were Churched or Synagogued in those weekends before, during, and after WWII….until the 1960s when collegiate Americans began their stupid and ugly things to do in schools and out, and when neighborhoods began to disappear.

When’s the last time you have heard THE MAGNIFICENT MESSIAH by George Frederik Handel from start to finish? IT IS A MAGNIFICENT PIECE OF MUSIC BORN AROUND 250 YEARS AGO BUT RARELY KNOWN TODAY! GHR

Primaries Of Yesterday!

AUGUST 3, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line:


RealClearPolitics has posted yesterday’s primary results. I have posted a screenshot below.

Ben Domenech takes up the Kansas abortion vote here at Spectator World. It seems to me that the most important result is the victory of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt for the Republican Senatorial nomination to fill the seat of the retiring Roy Blunt. President Trump endorsed “Eric” — either Schmitt or the unelectable Eric Greitens. Schmitt will win the race. Greitens should and probably would have lost it. The results yesterday reflect Trump’s continuing influence among Republicans, but the “Eric” thing was unserious and mystifying.

Dr. Oz won the Pennsylvania GOP primary by about 950 votes with Trump’s endorsement. Without Trump’s endorsement, I think David McCormick would have won and been on track to fill the seat of the retiring Pat Toomey. The prospect of a Senator John Fetterman should have induced sober thought. In my judgment, everything about Oz is phony except his celebrity and his lack of funding to mount a campaign until this fall.

I hope to be proved wrong. However, if the Keystone State is the keystone of a prospective GOP Senate majority, I think we have a problem that can be attributed to President Trump’s influence on this race.


Portland man has seen two shootings in two months: ‘Our leadership is failing’

JOHN SEXTON Aug 02, 2022 at HotAir:

Last month, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency over the increased gun violence in the city. The city’s homicide rate is up 207% in the past two years. One city resident named Chad Leisey has seen the need for that up close. He has witnessed two shootings in the past two months. The most recent happened last Friday night.

“At nine, we started to walk over to the Inferno for the pizza place,” said Leisey. “As we were walking down the street, we got right outside of Mary’s Club and that’s when we heard rapid fire from an automatic machine gun or something.”

Leisey says about 40 people in the immediate area started running. He and his girlfriend joined them until, just feet away, a man in front of them was shot in the chest. A former firefighter, Leisey stopped to perform first aid.

“Told him we need to put compression on it, stay and sit there, wait for the ambulance. His friend said he was going to take him to the hospital. Told me he could have him at the hospital before 911 would even pick up,” said Leisey.

The man Leisey stopped to help made it to the hospital and apparently survived. Two other people were shot in the same incident and one of them, a 19-year-old, was killed. Two months ago, Leisey witnessed another shooting as he was walking home from a restaurant around 2 am. A white car pulled up and a man inside yelled at someone and started firing. Leisey said he called 911 and waited on hold for “about five minutes.” Leisey wasn’t shy about who he thinks is to blame for the increased violence:

“Our leadership is failing. The Portland leadership is creating this problem,” said Leisey. “Your odds of being shot and killed randomly is super high. Like I said, twice in two months, I’ve seen it. That’s unacceptable. It’s crazy, it’s scary.”…

“That’s my biggest fear is I’m going to get killed before I get away from here,” said Leisey. “It makes me feel like a prisoner. I don’t want to go out, I don’t want to go anywhere.”

There was another wild scene in Portland Saturday night. Police were called to the scene of an accident and found a Nissan Altima flipped upside down in the middle of a residential neighborhood. There were three adults and one child inside. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, but after police arrived things got so out of hand that police had to call for backup and wound up charging one of the occupants with a bias crime. It started when one of the people in the car tried to walk away from the accident:

The suspected driver resisted arrest and the two other passengers attempted to “physically intervene,” according to a Portland Police Bureau press release.

Amid the hubbub, neighbors began to crowd the officers and the situation became “hostile.” So the police resorted to a show of force and made a “code 3″ call for immediate assistance.

In all, 16 cops swarmed the scene, sirens blaring. Despite numerous attempts to deescalate the situation, police said, they became the victims.

The driver, 35-year-old Sasha Lundy, threatened to assault two female cops due to their race and gender, according to the release.

It turned out Sahsa Lundy was the driver and she was charged with driving under the influence and also with a bias crime because of her threats against the two female officers. A witness to the scene said he didn’t understand why things go so out of hand.

He said the crowd that gathered seemed to be interfering with the police who were trying to detain several people involved.

“The police I thought did a great job, I don’t know why everybody got wild. Like I said, this was cut and dry, this was a car accident,” Lund said.

There’s video of the very early parts of this incident when police were trying to restrain a man walking away from the overturned car:


The reaction here reminds me of the scenes in New York I wrote about earlier today. In any case, here’s the KOIN 6 interview with Chad Leisey. Hopefully he’ll get out of Portland before he gets shot himself.