• 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

President Trump’s Victories of 2018

Trump’s Top 10 Achievements of 2018

by Steve Cortes  at realclearpolitics:
AP Photo/Susan Walsh

 

Given all the political fervor of 2018, Americans may easily lose sight of the policy achievements of the past 12 months.  So, before bidding the year goodbye, consider these impressive accomplishments of President Trump:

  1. Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court – As messy and unfair as the process was, his confirmation secures another conservative jurist with an originalist constitutional approach and a restrained view of judicial power. The untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016 crystalized for many voters the danger of allowing Hillary Clinton to fill that seat.  With Neil Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in place, Trump has kept his promise to remake the high court with young, conservative thinkers.
  2. Confronting China – Much of the heartland anxiety that vaulted Trump into the Oval Office emanates directly from the abusive economic warfare waged by China for decades against the United States. At long last, those workers find a champion in Donald Trump, who slapped serious tariffs upon Beijing and finally forced the regime to negotiate fairly. America now embraces its strong bargaining position and demands reciprocity in trade and an end to rampant industrial theft and piracy.
  3. Middle-Class Wages Rise – Incomes in general soared in 2018, with average hourly earnings finally eclipsing 3 percent growth for the first time since before the Great Recession. The news is even better for blue-collar workers, who now realize wage growth above that of white-collar workers for the first time in nearly a decade.
  4. U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal – Trump proved that America welcomes equitable global commerce by cementing a badly needed modernization of NAFTA. The USMCA provides a template for other such trade pacts and effectively isolates China’s increasingly untenable posture.
  5. Ending the Iran Nuclear Deal – Gone are the days of coddling the mullahs who have terrorized America and our allies for decades. Instead of counting the billions of dollars of cash sent via secret nighttime flights by the Obama administration, the Tehran regime now faces a U.S. leadership determined to thwart its tyranny and prevent its nuclearization.
  6. Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem – Trump proved once again how differently he governs compared to Washington norms. Past presidents promised for decades to make this move and U.S. law has required it since 1995, but only President Trump made good on his pledge, honored our ally, and recognized the obvious reality that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel.
  7. Smashing the ISIS Caliphate and Exiting Syria – Unlike his predecessor, who haughtily dismissed and ignored the ISIS threat as terrorists’ “JV team,” President Trump smartly dispatched limited U.S. troops to help our partners erase the territorial caliphate that had inflicted unspeakable human rights abuses. Just as importantly, Trump also announced the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria, placing the primary burden for ongoing stability upon regional powers Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  This president will not repeat the disastrous nation-building mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama.
  8. Increasing Minority Jobs – If Trump is actually racist, as biased mainstream media “journalists” often claim, he’s remarkably bad at it, because people of color have thrived under the pro-growth policies of the Trump Boom. Black joblessness in 2018 reached the lowest levels ever recorded.  For Hispanics, in history there have been a total of 14 months with a jobless rate under 5 percent — and 13 of those months have unfolded under the leadership of President Trump.  Small business dynamism is particularly crucial for minority advancement, and small business surveys report optimism among entrepreneurs at record highs in 2018.
  9. Holding the Line with Migrant Caravans – In the face of continual demagoguery from liberal politicians and their allies in the legacy media, President Trump took a tough and principled stance against would-be trespassers.  Lawless caravans assault our sovereignty and abuse our generous asylum statutes.  Such provocations validate the need for a border wall along with reforms to immigration laws.
  10. Record American Oil Production – In 2018, the U.S. surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s largest producer of crude oil. Through aggressive regulatory relief and pro-energy moves like green-lighting the Keystone XL pipeline, President Trump paved the way for an independent energy future.

There were missteps, to be sure.  For example, the Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin belied the normally assertive Trump.  Still, good news abounded in 2018 as America reaped the benefits of a commander-in-chief committed to restoring the greatness of our republic.  The intelligentsia of the permanent political class may howl, and complicit pseudo-journalists will balk, but the reality of the Trump track record reveals a country growing in prosperity and security.

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/12/30/trumps_top_10_achievements_of_2018_139046.html

The Passing of Hero John McCain

The Only Good Republican?

April 17, 2008 NEA press release: “Like President Bush, who proposed $14.2 billion less than what Congress provided for education during his presidency, McCain’s scheme has shown he is quite willing to mortgage our children’s future.”

June 4, 2008 NEA press release: “You can go down any list of what public school employees believe they need to truly help every child be successful, and you’ll see that Senator Obama supports that list and that Senator McCain not only opposes it, but has probably already voted against it.”

July 17, 2008 NEA press release: “Senator McCain said he is ‘committed to providing the resources needed to succeed,’ but his record says otherwise. He has voted against fully funding No Child Left Behind, voted against college aid programs, voted against school lunch programs, voted against dropout prevention and voted against teacher training programs.”

August 1, 2008 NEA press release: “McCain has shown that under his leadership, America’s children will never achieve the skills necessary to survive in the 21st century…. McCain would rather blame the nation’s public schoolteachers, than work with them to provide true education reform.”

September 5, 2008 NEA press release: “McCain continues attacking teachers instead of delivering an education plan that works.”

September 26, 2008 NEA press release: “”In the midst of the worst economic crisis America has faced since the Great Depression, Sen. John McCain tonight showed that he still does not understand the needs of working Americans.”

October 2, 2008 statement from NEA vice president Lily Eskelsen GarcÍa: “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin haven’t proposed a single idea to alleviate the anxiety women across the country feel when they sit down at th…….

(I have added the question mark to the title of the above collection of words…..John McCain bears the record for being one of the greatest American heroes for the tortures he endured while held captive in Vietnam….a real hero of the finest order.

My long time friend and one time high school teacher colleague, Mark Waldeland,  sent the above listings of another John McCain….a first class jerk for years as a U.S. Senator and candidate for the presidency in 2000.  Let us assume his awkward crankiness while Senator for centuries, it seemed, was a result of the pains he endured from his  Vietnam torture cell.   May God Bless Him!    ghr)

American Hero First Class = Donald J. Trump!

 

COMMENTARY: Everybody hates Donald Trump — or do they?

by Wayne Allyn Root  at reviewjournal:

What a two-week period for President Donald J. Trump.

They’re all rooting against him, thereby (by default) hoping America, the U.S. economy and middle-class job growth either fail or fall short. And it’s not just Democrats. It’s virtually everyone in power, in government, in the establishment.

Economists are rooting for Trump to fail. Democrats are rooting for Trump to fail. Ivy League eggheads are rooting for Trump to fail. The media are rooting for Trump to fail. Hollywood celebrities are rooting for Trump (and the economy) to fail.

The Deep State is rooting for Trump to fail (and be impeached). The whole D.C. Swamp — including the GOP establishment (think John McCain and Paul Ryan) are rooting for Trump to fail.

The entire welfare industrial complex — meaning anyone and everyone among the 110 million Americans on some form of welfare or government handout — is rooting for Trump to fail.

Everyone in the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fan club — i.e., those who hate America, hate capitalism and want everything for free: free college; free Medicaid for all; free welfare checks for everyone (universal income); free abortions for all; a free ride for every illegal alien (abolish ICE and open borders). I call it EIM — the Embrace Insanity Movement. They’re all rooting for Trump to fail.

But a funny thing is happening. Even though everyone seems to hate Trump … they don’t. In the midst of all this hate, Trump’s popularity is expanding and exploding upward.

First, the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll came out last week. Trump’s approval is the highest of his presidency. Among members of his own party, it’s the second-highest in history. Trump beats Reagan, Obama, JFK and Bill Clinton among voters from their own party.

Then the Gallup poll came out. Same result. Trump’s highest approval ever.

Then the American Barometer poll by HarrisX came out. Same result. Trump’s highest approval ever.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/wayne-allyn-root/commentary-everybody-hates-donald-trump-or-do-they/

Donald, FULL BLOODED AMERICAN, Reviews His Hillary Presidential Opponent a few weeks before 2016 Election

What Is Memorial Day?

Our Californian, Lisa Rich, sent the following video last week.  I missed adding it to our listing of articles and memories.   Please forgive me, Dear Lisa….

I was in the Army 60 years ago today.  I had joined the ready reserves a couple years earlier while in college, where I had learned Russian.   Being a child of the second World War, I had always wondered what it would be like to have been in battle…  I did feel strongly about serving “my country”.  This following  quote by Winston Churchill had moved me to wonder about courage…

….”The most exhilarating experience  in Life is to be shot at” he noted ……..

“and to have been missed!!!”    I had believed him, yet I never had the opportunity to find out….Instead,  I was in a serious car accident while at Fort Meade, Maryland which should have killed me.  I spent six months at Washington D.C.’s Walter Reed Hospital in recovery…and ate a piece of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s birthday cake earlier that year while he was recovering from a heart disorder.

 

President Trump Speaks at Nashville

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/05/29/watch_live_president_trump_speaks_at_nashville_rally_800_pm.html

Time for John McCain to do HIS COUNTRY A FAVOR AGAIN….RESIGN!!!

It’s Time For McCain To Resign

by Steven Hayward at HotAir:

Even California’s Senator Claire Engel, suffering from a similar brain tumor in the summer of 1964, managed to have himself wheeled onto the Senate floor to cast a dramatic vote in favor of the fiercely contested Civil Rights Act by pointing to his eye (for “Aye”) during the roll-call vote, because he was unable to speak. (Sen. Engel died just a couple weeks later.) By contrast, McCain is out in Arizona, and unable even to make an appearance for a crucial vote on anything, with no indication that a return to Washington is possible or likely.

McCain should resign, and allow Arizona’s Republican governor to appoint a replacement so that the Senate is back to full strength. This is especially appropriate given the narrow Republican majority in the Senate. His absence is causing majority leader Mitch McConnell significant difficulties on close votes. (By the way, Arizona’s current Republican governor, Doug Ducey, is up for re-election this November. What if he were to lose? Then McCain’s seat might be flipped to Democrats if he passes away after the first of next year.)

The cause of this is easy to see. McCain’s extreme vanity gets in the way of putting the public interest ahead of his towering ego.

https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2018/05/time-mccain-resign/

Comment, ghr.  John McCain, a hero to his country some two generations ago, won’t resign because at least for the past twenty years in Washington, he’s been a reliable first class jerk from Arizona.  Awkward, temper driven, hot headed, publicity hound publicly, politically unsmooth, he is not well known for domestic  bliss.

Yet, I admit that if he were Republican Senator from my state, I would have voted for him too, for his heroism, his courage, strength, and bravery as a downed American pilot being tortured in Hanoi.

He seems to be  a trouble maker as a conservative.  He is  remote and arrogant.  He seems to love being in the headlines….bossy, and not much of a party man….

He’s not going to resign no matter how remote he may become in his dying days in the United States Senate.