• 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

“Donald Trump is still the most popular politician in America!”

October 20, 2022

Trump Embarrasses the ‘Elites’

By J.B. Shurk at American Thinker:

Donald Trump is still the most popular politician in America.  Despite the best efforts of a Deep State–supporting, fake news–peddling, globalist-puppeteering Axis of Evil dedicated to his disposal, President Trump still stands.  That any man could be so continuously pummeled by the corrupt efforts of America’s criminal (in)justice system, sociopathic officeholders, shady spies for hire, and propaganda-spewing press and yet rise with such vim and vigor is a sight to see!  Courage and resilience in the face of unrelenting torment and scorn tend to galvanize those witnessing the bloody spectacle to the sufferer’s cause.  To remain undefeated while the torturers’ whipping arms become weak and weary inspires legions to remain undefeated, too.  How do great and powerful systems come toppling down?  When one man stands fearlessly before the rot and rancidness with a giant mirror and says, “Look at what you’ve become.”  

Obama’s RINO friend Paul Ryan made a bit of news this last week by confidently predicting that Donald Trump would not be the Republicans’ 2024 presidential nominee.  The former do-nothing speaker of the House finds it preposterous that primary voters would choose Trump over so many more attractive candidates unburdened by his personal baggage, as if that were not the exact same argument Establishment Saboteurs made against him in 2016.  As Yogi Berra would say, “it’s déjà vu all over again.”  To the unending surprise of a great number of card-carrying RINO-crats, neither Jeb Bush nor any of the other “approved” globalists running in 2016’s All-Star class of candidates sailed to victory.  Far from enjoying the presidential perks of a second term today, Ol’ Jeb is right now tossing bread crumbs into a pond of mallard ducks, sadly asking just one to “please, quack.”

President Trump won fifteen million more votes in 2020 than any other Republican candidate in history and did so with the greatest support from black and Hispanic Americans in sixty years.  He has reconstituted the old and irrelevant Republican Party into something new and exciting that directly appeals to workers, parents, the religious faithful, and patriotic Americans of every color and creed.  He is the standard-bearer of an imaginative and daring path forward for America in the twenty-first century.  Wherever he goes today, thousands line up for hours to hear him speak.  He is the single most important endorsement in the 2022 midterm election cycle.  He leads every poll pitting him in a hypothetical matchup against the decrepit Manchurian candidate currently installed in the White House.  For Americans who want to see him complete what he already began and for those who demand justice for the tainted, fraud-filled 2020 election, he is the only choice who will do in 2024.  Yet, having “learned nothing and forgotten nothing,” Paul Ryan and his dodo flock of extinct, flightless birds still haven’t got a clue.

Trump embarrasses the “elites” who have wretchedly constructed our very un-American “ruling class.”  When backstabbing Ryan, Mittens Romney, McTurtle, Sassy-pants, or any of the other NeverTrump Chumps speaks of the “Great MAGA King,” every one of them does so with a derision rolling off his tongues that says, “How could anybody support this bourgeois philistine?  He’s just so gauche and unrefined and barely housebroken!”

There was a short minute when I used to mistake this haughty, upper-class demeanor for pure snobbery, until I considered some of the RINOs’ favorite bedfellows.  Bill Clinton has been credibly accused of rape and tarnished the Oval Office with his vertigo-inducing philandering.  Hillary absconded in the middle of the night with the White House china, paintings, and other historic antiques.  Joe Biden can’t keep from sniffing little girls.  Barack Obama’s unfamiliarity with basic American history is so calamitous that he pronounces the p in “corpsman,” once bragged about having visited all “57 states,” and claimed repeatedly yet preposterously that Islam is “woven into the fabric” of the United States’ founding.  Yet George W. Bush considers Bill and Hillary kin, claims Michelle Obama (whose husband used “W” as a scapegoat for eight years) as his best friend, and has never seemed squeamish around pedophile-ishJustice Thomas–lynching, inveterate liar Uncle Joe.

No, Donald Trump doesn’t embarrass the “elites” because they perceive him as tacky or unrefined.  Their distress has nothing to do with his fondness for gold-plated furnishings, long red ties, or big buildings adorned with his name.  They do not care that he is loud and boisterous, down-to-earth, or salty with his language.  President Trump humiliates them by simply refusing to bend the knee.  And he terrifies them by choosing to stand taller when they wish him to fall for good.

For decades, the Uniparty Establishment that quietly conquered America by occupying D.C. insisted that all of America’s problems were too complex to remedy.  Tens of millions of illegal aliens rampaging through the southern border?  America’s blue-collar workforce left desolate after international “free” trade “deals” hollowed out manufacturing towns across the country?  An insidiously creeping totalitarianism wafting over the land in the guises of “political correctness” and other obscene, destructive Marxist claptrap used to whittle down free speech and incinerate family, civic, and religious institutions?  A rising China gaining dominance at Americans’ expense?  The Establishment “Elite” looked around and said, “Sorry, America, there’s just nothing we can do.  It’s best you accept the inevitable and maybe hurry up and die.”

Donald Trump looked around and said, “What are you doing?  Are you crazy?”  You can’t have a nation without borders, and you can’t claim to be a superpower if those borders aren’t controlled.  You can’t possibly have America’s national security at heart if all of the nation’s hydrocarbon energy and manufactured goods come from overseas powers often hostile to the United States.  You can’t possibly claim to want all Americans to do well, if you are committed to stealing their jobs and handing them to our geopolitical foes.  You can’t possibly wish for Americans to prosper if you dumb down their public education and replace it with race-baiting gobbledygook and gender-bending nonsense.  You can’t possibly defend Americans from harm when you let China and other narco-terrorist States flood our streets with fentanyl.  You can’t possibly keep innocent Americans safe by releasing criminals and handcuffing police.  You can’t possibly wish for international peace if you’re constantly engaging in endless, questionable wars.  You can’t possibly expect American success over the next century without energy independence, sound money, and an end to Washington quid pro quo money-laundering and boondoggle spending.

Because no secret puppeteer operating from the shadows owns him, Donald Trump spoke clearly and honestly, and Americans, hearing the truth for the first time in years, liked what he had to say.  What is more, even while being endlessly hounded in office, Trump proved that borders could be protected, Main Street could prosper, America could become energy independent, and that peace could be achieved through the projection of Americans’ collective economic strength.  Lower crime, lower illegal immigration, greater middle-class wealth, and relative global peace proved that Trump is right and that the “elites” are hopelessly wrong.

One reason I like Trump is because I despise his enemies, and one reason I despise Biden is because he’s in love with our enemies.  You cannot serve effectively as an American president if you hate Americans.  You cannot fight the growing threat of American communism with milquetoast Mcconnellism as your broken sword.  You cannot be polite and quiet and hope to beat back the Marxist hoards already despoiling America from within the gates and bloodying Americans with nasty blows.  You have to fight back hard.

President Trump embarrasses the “elites” precisely because he is willing to expose them for who they really are!

A Waldeland Note..

Caryn Sullivan: It’s time for transparency and accountability in education

[…] I’m not the only one who is questioning Education Minnesota’s priorities. More and more parents are paying attention. They’re asking questions about what their kids are learning — or not learning — and why so many students are so undisciplined.

Lisa Atkinson is one of them. The mother of three students who have been or are currently enrolled in Prior Lake schools, Atkinson is like many parents who have become engaged at the local level. She saw a major shift in how the district held students accountable. With mental health issues escalating, she was disturbed by how few resources were available to students.

She began attending school board meetings. She asked questions. She voiced concerns and opinions about issues ranging from COVID policy to mental health support. She saw how often the seven-member school board voted unanimously on issues with little discussion.

She became concerned about the lack of transparency. What happened to millions of dollars of COVID relief that was supposed to be spent on mental health services? Why was the school board voting on a gender inclusion policy at a meeting that was not advertised and not open to the public?

Atkinson realized how much school board policies impact students, teachers, and families, and how things were happening in the schools that parents were unaware of. So, she put her name on the ballot. As she door knocks throughout her district, Atkinson advocates for greater discussion and debate about vital issues.

One of nine candidates competing for four open school board seats in Prior Lake, Atkinson considers herself a “common sense” candidate. Though she didn’t earn an endorsement by the teachers union, she did get the support of Minnesota Parents Alliance.

A relatively new player in the education arena, Minnesota Parents Alliance (MPA) is nonpartisan, parent founded, and parent run. With Cristine Trooien at the helm, the Alliance is bringing together parents who share concerns about academic achievement and parental rights. It’s offering an alternative to the powerful state and local teachers unions, which effectively endorse candidates who fit their profile.

To help voters select candidates whose values align, MPA created a School Board Voter Guide in which it identifies more than 100 candidates from around the state who have earned its endorsement. Trooien urges all voters to look at it before they cast their ballots.

“Dirty Political Intelligence!”

OCTOBER 20, 2022 BY SCOTT JOHNSON at Power Line:

THE DIRTY 51 REVISITED

Miranda Devine’s New York Post column revisits the 51 intelligence officers whose letter bore all the earmarks of a dirty political intelligence operation taking advantage of their former offices. Let us not forget that Politico acted the media arm of the operation. Devine’s column — “It’s been two years since 51 intelligence agents interfered with an election — they still won’t apologize” — confines itself to the Dirty 51. Having seen Bret Baier’s segment (video posted here on YouTube) with signatory David Priess, I particularly appreciated this:

Yes, that letter from the Dirty 51 had “all the classic earmarks” of a disinformation operation alright — one designed to ensure Joe Biden won the presidency. And it was essentially a CIA operation, considering 43 of the 51 signatories were former CIA.

In the two years since, not one of them has admitted they are wrong.

David Priess at least gets marks for subjecting himself to a cross examination on Fox News one recent afternoon. He tried to defend the letter by saying people were too stupid to understand it. The letter was “still true” because it did not use the words “Russian disinformation,” but concocted the weasel phrase “earmarks of a Russian information operation.”

He knows perfectly well that Biden and the media drew no distinction, that the letter he signed was used to censor and deride The Post’s accurate story and deny the American people the truth about one of the two candidates for president.

“It’s not my fault if people don’t look up definitions,” Priess said, smirking. “Those words are still true. It has all the classic earmarks,” he said.

He has all the classic earmarks of a psychopath. Not saying he is but just look at him. Nudge nudge, wink wink.

Whole thing here.

Is The DEM’S FBI CORRUPT OR MERELY SNEAKY?

The swamp wins as Igor Danchenko acquitted on all 4 counts of lying to the FBI

By Thomas Lifson at American Thinker:

Special Prosecutor John Durham has struck out in his prosecution of FBI source (and Brookings Institution employee) Igor Danchenko, just as he did with the acquittal of Michael Sussman. Via Sundance:

A jury found Igor Danchenko not guilty on four counts of lying to the FBI, on four occasions.  (1) Danchenko told FBI agents he received a phone call in late July 2016 Sergei Millian. However, Danchenko knew he had never received a call from Millian. (2) Danchenko gave a false statement to FBI agents that he “was under the impression” that the late July 2016 call was from Millian. (3) Danchenko falsely stated to FBI agents that he believed he spoke to Millian on the phone on more than one occasion. And (4) Danchenko lied that he “believed he has spoken to [Millian] on the telephone,” when Danchenko well knew he had never spoken to Millian.

Durham faced an almost impossible task because in order to obtain a conviction he had to prove that the lies affected the investigation. But, as the evidence he presented showed, the FBI knew the lies were lies and didn’t care.  In trying to salvage some value from the trial, many have commented that the FBI has been discredited by the revelations from the trial. For example, Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal wrote during the trial:

Unofficially, Mr. Durham is putting the Federal Bureau of Investigation itself on trial for incompetence and political chicanery.

And Techno-Fog, written after the verdict:

What is more important is that which informs our understanding of the Trump/Russia investigation and the FBI/DOJ/Mueller misconduct that sparked Crossfire Hurricane and continued through the Mueller investigation. That information was revelatory. The institutions were on trial alongside Danchenko, with Durham recognizing in closing arguments that “the FBI mishandled the investigation at issue.” And the institutions rightly suffered. Danchenko might have been spared, but is there any reasonable doubt as to the FBI’s incompetence – and guilt?

The big problems with merely discrediting the FBI via the testimony at the trial:

  1. There are no formal consequences for the FBI as an institution or for the individual miscreants who lied to the FISA court in obtaining warrants for US citizen Carter Page, and
  2. The swamp has a terrific talking point in trying to discredit the Durham report that is to follow – IF AG Garland permits it to be published.  They can say, “Pay no attention to this report from a Special Counsel that couldn’t obtain convictions in his major cases!”
  3. Why didn’t Durham indict the FBI personnel who lied to the FISA court? Was he prevented from doing so? Or is there some regulation that I don’t know about or some other reason?
  4. Even if he should make an attempt to indict FBI employees, current or past, I can already hear the cries demanding no more funding for his effort, since his track record is so bad.
  5. Many have remarked on the difficulty of obtaining convictions for left-wing heroes in DC District Courts, or even Alexandria, Virginia, where Danchenko was tried. The jury pool there is overwhelmingly made up of Democrat voters and Trump- and conservative-haters. That is a problem that needs to be addressed if the justice system is ever to reckon with corruption in the federal government.
  6. The most common proposal to address this problem is the suggestion to move federal agencies out of DC and its environs. While that is a good idea, implementing it would require passage of legislation and presidential signatures on bills. It would also be expensive, requiring appropriation of funds to obtain office space and other facilities, and would take years to accomplish.
  7. Instead, if the GOP takes control of both the House and Senate in 2023, Congress can exercise its power under Article III, Section 1 of the Constitution:
  8. Congress could establish, for instance, a system of rotation for the jurisdiction of cases involving the federal government among the 94 federal districts. President Biden would have no say in this, and it could be accomplished on the first day of the new Congress.

….”only the beginning of the Left’s list of constraints on your speech, and mine”.

OCTOBER 19, 2022 BY JOHN HINDERAKER at Power Line:

SAFE FROM THE SIGN OF THE CROSS

It is easy for Americans to forget how rare, and how precious, our guarantee of free speech is. Even the United Kingdom, the country from which we inherited most of our historic freedoms, does not recognize anything like our First Amendment. This fact was brought home by the recent declaration of a “safe zone” in Bournemouth, England. Rod Dreher has the story. It has to do with the sacrament of abortion, the last ideal, it seems, to which many liberals subscribe:

Dreher comments:

Sign of the times. The Left will protect its sacrament even at the cost of fundamental civil liberties. This is not going to get any better without concerted pushback from Britons. But are they even interested?

I would add:

* The “safe zone” appears to encompass the center city of Bournemouth.

* What is with the word “safe”? A lot of people are not safe in today’s world, with murders, aggravated assaults, carjackings and the like spiraling out of control. But that isn’t what liberals have in mind when they say people are “safe.” They mean that any expression of opinions different from theirs has been suppressed.

* Note what conduct has been prohibited as “unsafe”:

* “Protesting, namely engaging in an act of approval/disapproval…with respect to issues related to abortion services, by any means.” This includes “…prayer or counseling.”

* “Displaying text or images relating directly or indirectly to the termination of pregnancy….”

* “Holding vigils where members audibly pray, recite scripture, genuflect, or sprinkle holy water on the ground or cross themselves if they perceive a service-user is passing by.”

So, yes: crossing yourself in the center city of Bournemouth, in the presence of someone who may be seeking an abortion, is now illegal. Violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine and imprisonment.

Under the First Amendment and existing U.S. law, a ban on protesting, “engaging in an act of disapproval,” offering “prayer or counseling,” “displaying text or images” on one side of a controversy, and praying, reciting scripture, or crossing oneself in a defined geographic area, would be unconstitutional.

Does that mean it can’t happen here? No. The Constitution cannot eternally guarantee the right of free speech if that right is not supported, generally, by our populace. And major segments of our society, including those who now control the Democratic Party, are bitterly hostile to free speech. They subscribe to the idea that it is “unsafe” to “allow” speech with which one (a liberal, not a conservative) disagrees. And they view the First Amendment’s free speech guarantee as minor and subservient to more important “rights,” like the right to an abortion free of any exposure to disapproval.

And that is only the beginning of the Left’s list of constraints on your speech, and mine.