• 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

Another Classical Note from Cjack!

“What is this Mueller Game All About?…

One has to wonder the number of innocent Americans harmed by the DOJ, the FBI and the IRS during the eight years of the Obama presidency. Let us be thankful President Trump is determined to investigate the criminal activities of Obama, his high officials, and Obama’s “deep state” operatives undermining his agenda and the nation. And now the old weasel newspaperman Bob Woodward of the ‘Washwoman’ Post has written a ‘lying-through-his-teeth’ garbage can account of the Trump White House, which reminds me of Bob Woodward’s and Carl Bernstein’s fabrications and embellishment of what actually took place in Nixon’s office about the Watergate incident; lies they manage to financially exploit. Same as they are doing to Trump, they labeled Nixon paranoid, unfit to govern, and a crook. Today, however, neither of them can hide behind the walls of the trashy Washington Post; social media makes it impossible for them go unchallenged because everyone has a smart phone, tablet, computer and access to the web.

But make no mistake about it, the bogus ‘special counsel’ Robert Mueller is in on the diabolical anti-Trump machinations to cover up the corruption of the Obama administration. Keep in mind that Robert Mueller was FBI director and James Comey was his deputy during the crucial negotiations of the sale of 20% of our uranium deposits to the Russian corporation Rosatom. Concluded the sale of 1/5 of our uranium deposits the Clinton Foundation received a staggering $145 million donation from Russian donors, and Bill Clinton another $500,000.00 for a speech to a group of Russian bankers in Moscow. This was not only influence peddling but also colluding with the Russians. Mr. President please revoke their security clearances.

Oh, yes! Vladimir and his Kremlin operatives hold a significant $145,000.000.00 “I owe you” from the defeated projected wannabe first “Madame” president of the United States and another IOU on her lascivious husband who was looking forward to be the “first gentleman” of the nation. But Mueller is not investigating any of this. Was he in on the Uranium One deal? And what about Barack Obama’s palm, eh? Was it not greased? $145,000,000.00 goes a long way in the game of political palm greasing; don’t you think? Especially during political campaigns. I tell you the Democratic National Committee is a nest of copperhead rattlers.

How can we not recall the larcenous Clintons reassuring us they were so broke when they left the White House they had to take some ‘minor’ things that did not belong to them. Really? What about Bill Clinton’s pardon of the tax evader Marc Rich who most likely fronted the money for the purchase of their multi-million dollar Chappaqua estate? Yes, the money was not from the advance on Bubba’s tell-all book. It was a pay-and-go Mr. Rich; your sins are forgiven.

It has long been established that the Clintons’ wealth came from foreign governments and businesses disguised as donations to the Clinton Foundation…Yet in the case of Russia their pocketing of $145,000,000.00 from the sale of 20% of our critical uranium deposits plus $500,000.00 for a speech in Moscow just cannot go without investigation; it is conduct that shames the nation. The Clintons have sold the safety and security of America in cahoots with the “hope and change” socialist charlatan Barack Obama, who continues to sow anti-American seeds in the minds of our impressionable young people on college campuses.

Obama to Dmitry Medvedev (Putin’s water boy) at the White House… “I’ll have more flexibility after the elections”…Medvedev: “I’ll tell Vladimir”…And the Russians marched into Ukraine to annex the Crimean Peninsula, thanks to Obama’s cowardice and duplicity. Shame on us for being so foolish!

Cjack, Sentinel on the Gulf, September 20, 2018″……

So the Feinstein’s Fascist Assault upon Judge Kavanaugh is Mistaken Identity?

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY?

by Paul Mirengoff  at PowerLine:

Yesterday, word circulated in certain quarters of the D.C. legal/public policy community that the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh may be a case of mistaken identity. In other words, the incident happened, but the perpetrator wasn’t Kavanaugh.

In the version I heard, the assault was committed by a guy who attended the Landon School, not Georgetown Prep where Kavanaugh was a student. Landon and Georgetown Prep are both elite prep schools in the prosperous Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Having no idea whether this information is reliable, I wrote nothing about it. I was struck, however, by this tweet by Ed Whelan from last night:

By one week from today, I expect that Judge Kavanaugh will have been clearly vindicated on this matter. Specifically, I expect that compelling evidence will show his categorical denial to be truthful. There will be no cloud over him.

I’ve known Ed for years and have read “Bench Memos” regularly since its inception. He’s a pretty cautious guy, and not prone to wishful thinking. Thus, I was surprised by the boldness of his tweet.

The conventional wisdom among Kavanaugh’s supporters is that this a case of “he said, she said” and that the alleged episode occurred so long ago that evidence doesn’t exist conclusively to prove or disprove Ms. Ford’s allegation. But here was Ed predicting that compelling evidence would vindicate Kavanaugh.

Is Ed basing this prediction on a more detailed and better sourced version of the “mistaken identity” narrative I had picked up? His subsequent tweets suggest to me that he is.

Then, this morning, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post wrote a column about how mistaken identity is not uncommon in cases like these. Was this column prompted by buzz that the Kavanaugh case is, indeed, one of mistaken identity?

Finally, there is this post by Ramesh Ponnuru. He cites Parker’s column and suggests that Kavanaugh “may be confident that new evidence will emerge that strongly tends to vindicate him.”

I still don’t have an opinion on whether the Kavanaugh case is one of mistaken identity. That’s a possibility, but it’s also possible that the incident didn’t occur at all or in anything like the way Ford describes. And it’s possible that Ford has gotten it right and is telling the truth.

However, some publicly known facts tend to support the mistaken identity theory. I’m thinking of (1) Ford’s failure to remember such details as where the alleged attack took place, (2) Sen. Feinstein’s seeming unwillingness to treat Ford’s story as tight enough to push forward with for months, (3) Ford’s reluctance to testify publicly (or maybe even privately) before the Judiciary Committee, (4) the reported absence of Kavanaugh’s name in the notes of the psychologist with whom she discussed the alleged incident some years back, and (5) Patrick J. Smyth’s denial of Ford’s claim that he was at the party where the assault allegedly took place.

Lack of clarity by Ford about who really attacked her would tend to explain all of the above. I emphasize, however, that such lack of clarity is not the only possible explanation.

For now, let’s just say of the mistaken identity theory: Developing. Maybe.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/09/a-case-of-mistaken-identity.php

Note from ghr:   Civilized folks should never forget that the human female animal, whether Ford or Feinstein, is born DITSY!  Although a generalization, she doesn’t give a damn about honesty or the freedoms our American Forefathers dreamed about when they “invented” the human animal’s most civilized laws of order and freedom ever “afforded” Earth’s human animal.

The human female animal craves security….the more fascistic the better, more content, the less challenging, the best!

Two and two don’t mean four to this human female animal when she slips into  her world governed by  feelings swelling her brain.

The human female is born incurious by God’s nature.

As we all know, the human male animal is born to be a killer….the animal within us all!   God is male by human design, reality, and purpose…..THE HUMAN MALE BY INSTINCT SEEKS TRUTH, REALITY, PURPOSE, FOR THE HE, NOT THE SHE IS THE HUMAN PROTECTOR.   SHE IS THE HUMAN ‘MAKER’.

Today’s American feminists are saboteurs of truth and reality…..Dianne Feinstein and Ms. Ford, and the female ditsies in Congress are brainless…..KNOWING NOT THE DAMAGE THEY DO BY ‘THINKING’ AND ‘GOVERNING’, MOUTHING BY EMOTION RATHER THAN KNOWLEDGE!  Their emotings, NOT THEIR INTEREST IN KNOWLEDGE AND SEEKING TRUTH,  run the American Liberal Arts world in college these days.

Unfortunately, the  Jeff Flakes and Ben Sasses join these mechanical fascists of the male and female left….in order to feel good and win the female vote rather than seek and speak Truth.

Sleazy Dianne Feinstein’s sneaky  assault on Judge Kavanaugh should send her to JAIL, if our society were civilized by knowledge rather than feminist hysteria!!!!

Corrupt Journalists Destroying the American Media

Media Continues Its Slow Suicide

by Julie Kelly  at American Greatness:

After reviewing last week’s news coverage, I would encourage President Trump to come up with a more accurate taunt than “fake news.” Maybe “garbage news.” Or perhaps “bottom-feeding news.” Even try “we-are-a-collection-of-dishonest-miscreants-who-are-unworthy-of-an-ounce-of-the-American-people’s-trust news.”

But “fake news” is tame in light of the media’s misleading, destructive, and willfully ignorant reporting last week that was intended further to inflame a divided body politic.

Some of the lowlights featured MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough, claiming Trump has done more damage to the country than the 9/11 terrorists; the editorial board of a major newspaper blaming Trump for Hurricane Florence; the wholesale acceptance of a highly flawed paper about hurricane deaths used to bash the president; and a despicable crusade not just to quash Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court, but to destroy his reputation and damage his young family.

And it wasn’t just the dependable lunatics on the Left pushing trash commentary. Bret Stephens, the NeverTrump “conservative” columnist for the New York Timescompared Trump to a drug addict. Washington Post “conservative” blogger Jennifer Rubin warned that if Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted to confirm Kavanaugh, their names would be, “as was the case with [Nazi-era traitor] Vidkun Quisling—synonymous with ‘sellouts,’ ‘collaborators,’ or, to use a Trumpism, ‘phonies.’”

As the week came to a close, the New York Times was forced to append its misleading article that criticized U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley for buying pricey curtains to decorate her official residence. The window coverings, it turns out, actually were purchased by her predecessor in the Obama Administration. But it was too late. Social media had pounded Haley all morning for being extravagant and heartless.

 

This is why Americans, in a recent poll, cited inaccuracy and bias as the key reasons why they no longer trust the media.

But there is a more sinister agenda behind this collective media cacophony: To hide their complicity in the biggest political scandal of all time, which included the weaponization of the nation’s most powerful government agencies to spy on a rival presidential campaign; the illegal leaking of classified information to friendly journalists to defame American citizens associated with the campaign; and the sabotage of an incoming presidency, the media is happy to distract us with manufactured non-scandals that advance the political interests of their friends.

Each week, new details emerge about how the media seeded the Trump-Russia collusion hoax. High-level federal officials acting in bad faith schemed with reporters eager for a scoop to spin nefarious tales about the president and his aides. Some of the resultant articles were cited as evidence to persuade a secret court to allow the U.S. government to spy on private citizens. Former FBI Director James Comey admitted he had a friend leak a copy of his internal memo to the press to help prompt the special counsel probe into Trump-Russia collusion.

The Justice Department’s Inspector General recently exposed the cozy ties between reporters and FBI personnel. Journalists wooed agents with drinks, meals, tickets to sporting events and other perks in clear violation of ethical standards and agency protocol.

The government and the media were not just figuratively “in bed” with each other during 2016 and 2017; it was quite literal. This year, federal investigators uncovered an illicit affair between the married Senate Intelligence Committee’s security chief and a young unmarried reporter; James Wolfe was arrested by the FBI last spring for covering up the three-year relationship. He was passing along nonpublic and classified documents to Ali Watkins, his much younger journo-girlfriend, who then disclosed the information in her reporting on Trump-Russia “collusion.” This helped the 20-something reporter rise from an intern to a New York Times contributor in less than four years.

But the public is only now starting to get a full view into what journalist Lee Smith has called an “extinction-level event” for the press. (Smith compiled a terrific rundown of the Trump-Russia “echo chamber,” which was similar to the strategy employed by the Obama administration to sell the Iran Nuclear deal.) Text messages between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, two high-ranking FBI agents (also in the midst of an illicit affair at the time of these events), continue to expose how they planted damaging stories about Trump associates in the press, even after Trump was sworn in as president.

Strzok—a ubiquitous figure tied to the Clinton email investigation, the Trump-Russian counterintelligence probe, the Mueller team (until he was dismissed from it over the Lisa Page affair), and the Michael Flynn investigation—was fired from the agency last month. He boasted about a “media leak strategy.” The ploy used reporters as conduits to help justify the FBI’s interrogation of Trump officials.

Page and Strzok orchestrated newspaper hit jobs in April 2017 on Trump campaign volunteer Carter Page—Strzok even joked with Lisa Page about their shared last name—by illegally divulging details about the FISA warrant on the short-term campaign volunteer. The Washington Post was the first news outlet to report on the FISA surveillance on April 11, 2017. (Comey confirmed in congressional testimony that disclosing FISA information is a crime.) That scoop apparently ruffled some feathers at the New York Times; Strzok told Page a few days later “the Times is angry with us.”

Aren’t you relieved to know that this is what the country’s top law enforcement officials are worried about?

The same outlets who report any shred of nonsense as long as it damages Trump and his allies, of course neglect to cover these unseemly connections between investigators and the media. The Postinconceivably defended the “media leak” strategy as an attempt to combat media leaks, not facilitate them, even though all evidence supports the opposite conclusion. The Post insists that drawing this clear conclusion is succumbing to just another Trump conspiracy theory. A parody-like piece in CNN contended that congressional Republicans were accusing Strzok and Page of misconduct “without evidence” and that it was “an unproven and disputed assertion that the President amplified.”

Other journalists declare Strzok is a victim, targeted by Kremlin-loving Republicans because he once fought a Russian crime ring. The New York Times has not reported on the latest trove of texts at all.

The media’s scorched earth strategy to take down Trump as they cover their own asses is not an accident. They are doing whatever they can to try and stop the inevitable: the self-inflicted extinction of their integrity and credibility. Seventy percent of Americans—including 90 percent of Republicans—have lost faith in the news media over the past decade. More ignoble performances by the press only will deepen Americans’ distrust of this once-respected institution—and prove that the president is right.

 

Fascists at PBS NewsHour Election Coverage 2016 Working Overtime

Leftist CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, BLOOMBERG, AND Chris Wallace’s  FOX  “news” performers, not reporters, announced  the election results as they came in  that evening nearly all giggly confident of a Crooked Hillary victory!   The most profoundly leftist,   the weepiest, the most stunned, the most elite of these spoiled fascistic news bigots came from PBS…..the Judy Woodruff crowd.   All fascistic nations control their means of communication by “owning” how news is presented to their public.   Human females world-wide including voters in America, generally  don’t oppose fascism, socialism, or communism as a state system of political control whether right or left wing!

Security, NOT any of the traditional  freedoms,  is the human females major concern regarding quality of life.   Feminism’s noise  in America for state- forced equality is proof of this pudding.   Ditsies are not expected to solve problems….they add to them.

 

Fascism Is a Leftwing Disorder…..a Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, George Soros Kind of Order

OUR DONALD IS AN AMERICAN….A PROBLEM SOLVER PRESIDENT

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?    Pictured by Peter Beinart at the New York Times

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Mark Steyn on the Clash of Cultures, 21st Century

 

Danes, Davos and Denial

by Mark Steyn  at Jewish World Review:

A quarter-century ago this summer, Samuel Huntington published the first version of what would become his book The Clash of Civilizations. I’ve quoted it many times over the years, not least its passages on what Huntington called “Islam’s bloody borders”. The man himself has been dead a decade now, and so on the twenty-fifth anniversary of his famous thesis it falls to Francis Fukuyama, Huntington’s former pupil and author of The End of History, to do the honors:

Since Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations has been contrasted with my own End of History in countless introductory International Relations classes over the past two decades, I might as well begin by tackling at the outset the issue of how we’re doing vis-à-vis one another. At the moment, it looks like Huntington is winning.

That’s big of him, all things considered. Fukuyama has attempted to modify his thesis over the years but it doesn’t get any sounder: He argued a book or two back that democratic societies were all trying to “get to Denmark”, but, if you’ve actually set foot in Denmark recently, you might be inclined to think that the challenge for Danes is to figure out a way to get back to Denmark. Elsewhere in Scandinavia, it’s easier to imagine Sweden getting to Sudan than Sudan getting to Sweden. Huntington discerned a lot of this, as Fukuyama concedes:

Huntington was very prescient in his depiction of “Davos Man,” the cosmopolitan creature unmoored from strong attachments to any particular place, loyal primarily to his own self-interest. Davos Man has now become the target of populist rage, as the elites who constructed our globalized world are pilloried for being out of touch with the concerns of the working class. Huntington also foresaw the rise of immigration as one of the chief issues driving populism and the fears that mass migration has stoked about cultural change. Indeed, Carlos Lozada of the Washington Post has labeled Huntington as a prophet of the Trump era.

“The fears that mass migration has stoked about cultural change” is a coy way of sidling up to the way I put it in America Alone – that culture trumps economics. Pakistanis came to Yorkshire because the mills needed workers. The mills closed anyway, but the workers stayed, and built their mosques and madrassahs. Today, as I mentioned on Tucker’s show a few weeks back, automation (and predictions that it will eliminate 30 per cent of all jobs) ends any economic rationale for mass immigration. That leaves little else to justify it except virtue-signaling. Which is more than enough, judging by the hysteria that greets anybody who seriously questions demographically transformative immigration policies. Fukuyama isn’t quite ready to concede the cultural point to Huntington, and attempts instead to sidestep it:

Identity is a much broader and more flexible concept with which to understand contemporary politics rather than religiously based culture or civilizations. Identity is the modern concept that arises out of the belief that one has a hidden inner self whose dignity is at best being ignored or at worst being disparaged by the surrounding society. Identity politics revolves around demands not for materials goods or resources, but for recognition of the dignity of one’s ethnicity, religion, nation, or even one’s unique characteristics as an individual…

Many of the young European Muslims who left the countries of their birth to fight for the Islamic State in Syria were trapped between two cultures, the traditional one defined by the piety of their parents, and the secular Western one in which they were brought up… Seeing the same phenomena through an identity lens rather than through the lens of religiously based culture better conforms to today’s realities… [In America] there was the constant emergence of new identities: not just gays and lesbians, but transgender and intersex people.

He has half a point here. Yes, many young western Muslims, the children and grandchildren of comparatively assimilated immigrants, choose a global Islamic “identity” for themselves. Likewise, many secular westerners choose one of the exciting and ever multiplying array of sexual “identities”. But it seems to me that both these phenomena are at least partly responses to the assault we have waged on our own culture and civilization this past half-century. Who wants to identify with a culture that reviles its own past, that blames itself for everything, that demolishes its statuary and denounces its greatest figures and insists that, while multiculturalism posits the equal value of all cultures, if you have to pick a villain pick the culture that built the modern world? In the void of modern western identity, people look elsewhere: Some find the new one-size-fits-all Islam, others find “intersexuality”.

In the end, however, one of these is real, and the other isn’t. And in those societies where the one buts up against the other (Denmark, say) the one that is real will one day steamroller the other. Samuel Huntington grasped the obvious; Francis Fukuyama is still trying to tap-dance around it.

Read more at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/steyn090918.php3#4HbZpEesZzscTfT5.99

 

Rosh HaShanah, Auschwitz, Progressives, and “The Resistance”

End the Term ‘Resistance’ for Rosh HaShanah

by Roger Simon  at PJMedia:

These days when self-described “progressives” yell and scream about so-called “cultural appropriation” for such innocuous activities as frat boys wearing sombreros on Cinco de Mayo, how would you classify the use of the term “The Resistance” to describe the opposition to Donald Trump?

I would call it the most appalling, morally reprehensible example of cultural appropriation imaginable. Why? Well, think what is being appropriated — the Holocaust.

Making your extreme dislike for Donald Trump and his policies equivalent to battling the Nazi murder of six million Jews and countless other people — when the original Resistance came into being and got its name — is beyond absurd and completely despicable. At that time, innocent people were being shot in cold blood, incinerated in gas chambers and often buried alive by the thousands. Donald Trump makes intemperate remarks on Twitter while supporting some conservative policies and judges. Are those things even remotely the same?

Not only is this an insane comparison, it is also wildly anti-Semitic. That some Jews participate in this abominable exploitation of their greatest tragedy gives those same Jews a lot to atone for during these coming Days of Awe. They should think about what they are doing for ten seconds.

It’s worth remembering too, speaking of cultural appropriation, that the participants in the original Resistance during World War II risked their lives day and night, hiding out in forests while being hunted by the Nazis as they attempted to liberate concentrations camps. Large numbers, members of the Macquis and others, were themselves shot or gassed. (The works of Primo Levi have dramatic accounts.)

As far as we know, no members of the real Resistance were parading around in pink pussy hats or smashing windows on college campuses. They were fighting some of the worst evil in human history.

So in honor of Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year that starts Monday evening, Hebrew calendar 5779, let us put an end to this nauseating comparison. That includes, of course, the equally nauseating reference to the “Resistance” by the creep who wrote the anonymous op-ed for the New York Times. The use of the term is as puerile as that author is cowardly. It’s a metaphor that pretends to be progressive but is actually totally reactionary.

So please, you may not like Donald Trump or his policies — even though minorities are doing better economically than they have in years, even though Trump is the only president to fulfill his promise and move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem — but enough of this morally narcissistic “Résistance” crap.  There’s no genocide going on. Auschwitz is not in operation in Wyoming. You’re not Edith Piaf, Serge Gainsbourg or Jean-Paul Sartre. What you’re doing is monumentally disrespectful to people who died in the noblest cause of the Twentieth Century. You should all be ashamed of yourselves — dare I say it — before God.

 

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/end-the-term-resistance-for-rosh-hashanah/