• 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

JESSE H. LYKKEN: An Obituary I Wish to Record Here

Jesse H. Lykken

Lykken, Jesse H. age 61, of Mpls, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 24. Preceded in death by parents, David and Harriet, whom he missed every day. Survived by wife Veneta; children Laura (Pete Mattsson), Zeke, Jake, Roxie, and Ezra; granddaughter, Venisa; brothers, Joe, Jerry, and Matt; aunt Diane, and dozens of cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws from the Lykken, Erickson, Shepherd, Goehring, and Betts clans. Service 3 PM Dec. 10, Cremation Society, 4343 Nicollet Ave S., Mpls. Visitation one hour prior. Casual dress requested.

Published on December 3, 2016

I never got to know Jesse Lykken personally.   Actually I saw him only once in my life….at his parents’  dinner table an evening 45 years ago.   His  younger brother, Joey, and then his parents, Harriet and David, were the folks who drew my into the Lykken clan.

For about the tenth time in my life I was plotting this very afternoon to search for Jesse’s home address so I could meet him again with his own family to express my gratitude and thanks for knowing his parents, both of whom I knew well since the end of my high school teaching career.

Instead of finding his Harriet Avenue address, I discovered his above obituary from a newspaper.

Harriet and David were both learned  ‘liberals’ of all of the finest, most cherished  meanings I have ever known  applicable to that word…..a word in today’s language  has been used,  abused, captured,  capitalized and obliterated   by the political hate-America Left.

Their son, Joey, was an outstanding student those many years ago.   I was planning to ask Jesse to pass my best wishes on to him and his family before I met the grim reaper.

Jesse!  How could you have done his to me?

Trump Grinds G20 and CNN into Hamburger

Trump Grinds the G20, the Bureaucratic Underground, and CNN into Hamburger

By Clarice Feldman at American Thinker:

“This was a week of startling contrasts. The President reasserted (against a decades-long leftist attack on it) the significant achievements of Western civilization and the need to vigorously defend it. His speech prefaced the G20 meeting in Hamburg, where leftists rioted, burned, and looted while the G20 leaders ponced about and wined and dined in style, apparently oblivious to the havoc which theiropen border policies and multiculturalist mindset had birthed. As Trump worked successfully on trade and defense issues in Europe, his administration was quietly plugging security leaks and maladministration in our own bureaucratic underground.

A. Poland

Western Europe has been blinded by ideological nonsense. On the one hand it has worked assiduously to separate religion and politics. On the other hand, it has welcomed in hordes of Islamists. In contrast, to quote Zoltan Balog, Hungary’s Minister for Human Resources “in the case of Islam it is religion that determines politics.”

Eastern Europe, in particular Poland, was the right place to defend Western culture and values. And Trump did so brilliantly to the great delight of the thousands who flocked to hear him.

Eastern Europe not only shows a greater understanding of Western culture than Western Europe does; these Eastern countries have also been far more generous to NATO, the bulwark of their independence and security. Culture and security go hand-in-hand: if you take your own culture and civilization seriously, you will be ready to defend them.

A brief look at the NATO’s members’ military spending as a percentage of GDP shows that Poland meets the 2% target, unlike all the Western European countries. Only five of NATO’s 28 members — the U.S., Greece, Poland, Estonia and the U.K. — meet the 2% target. Where is France? And Belgium? And Germany? And The Netherlands?

“Unlike most of its NATO and European peers,” Agnia Grigas, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, explained, “Poland has for the past two decades consistently viewed defense as a priority issue, and as a result, has been slowly but steadily emerging as the bedrock of European security”. Poland — unlike Belgium, Italy and other European countries — is not a “free rider” but a trustworthy partner to its US ally. Poland showed loyal support to the United States both in Afghanistan and Iraq, where its troops fought the Taliban and helped to topple Saddam Hussein.

It is no coincidence that President Trump selected Poland, a country that fought both Nazism and Communism, to call on the West to show a little willingness in its existential fight against the new totalitarianism: radical Islam.

“The West will continue to have the military edge for a good time to come, but possessing weapons is one thing, and possessing the will to use them is another thing altogether”, wrote William Kilpatrick, a professor at Boston College. “The West is strong militarily, but weak ideologically. It lacks civilizational confidence”.

That is why it is critical that Eastern Europe continues to be a strong voice of dissent in the EU project. It might provide just the cultural confidence that European bureaucrats dramatically lack — at the peril of Europe itself.

David Goldman (Spengler), no stranger to such things, says the Trump address in Warsaw sent a message that was “calculating and subtle” and “those who abhor Trump as an ignoramus should hang their heads in shame:

First, the United States has drawn a red line at the Polish border, making clear that America will shed blood if need be to defend its Polish ally. Second, the line is drawn around Poland, not Ukraine. The United States is prepared to reach an agreement with Russia over Ukraine if Russia stops destabilizing Ukraine and if it leashes its Iranian dog. The United States has sent a clear message — as the president reminded his Warsaw audience — that it will not tolerate the tolerance of terror by the Saudis or other Sunni allies. We expect Russia to do the same with its Shi’ite allies.

That is tough, but realistic. Trump is willing to negotiate with the Russians, but from a position of strength, in solidarity with our allies who have suffered historically from Russian aggression, and with unambiguous lines in the sand. It was a brilliantly crafted speech, the slickest as well as the most inspiring foreign policy address of any American president since Ronald Reagan.

Trump also gave Poland and other Eastern European countries critical backing in their fight against the European Union’s attempt to force them to accept their quota of Muslim migrants.

Add this to news that we are selling Patriot Missiles to Poland to allow them to avoid Russian encroachment, and it’s clear Poland must be breathing a sigh of relief that Obama is finally out of the White House.

B. Helping Europe Avoid the Russian Energy Stranglehold on it

Please continue to read below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/trump_grinds_the_g20_the_bureaucratic_underground_and_cnn_into_hamburger.html

(article sent by Prager fan in Deephaven)

Professor “Instructs” Student to Stop Bible Reading

by Todd Starnes at Townhall:

Professor Tells Student to Stop Reading Bible

“It’s apparently okay to read history books at Northern Arizona University, but not the Good Book.

Mark Holden, a 22-year-old history major, tells me he was ordered to leave a lecture hall after his professor objected to him reading the Bible before the start of the class.

Holden alleges that Professor Heather Martel ordered him to put away the Good Book around six minutes before a scheduled history class. It’s unclear why she objected to the reading of God’s Word.

According to her biography, Professor Martel is a noted scholar who is working on an essay titled, “The Gender Amazon: Indigenous Female Masculinity in Early Modern European Representations of Contact.”  She also teaches classes on Global Queer History and Feminist Theory.

When Holden declined to stop reading his Bible, the professor summoned Derek Heng, the chairman of the department.  Heng then proceeded to explain the situation.

Holden recorded the conversation and turned it over to congressional candidate Kevin Cavanaugh. In turn, Cavanaugh provided me with a copy of the audio.

“So Professor Martel says that she doesn’t want you sitting in front of her because you put, you know, a Bible out, right?” Heng said……”  Please read on:

https://townhall.com/columnists/toddstarnes/2017/05/01/professor-tells-student-to-stop-reading-bible-n2320681?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Walter Williams Exposes Campus Infants Collecting and “Graduating” Infants

How many times over the years could believing conservatives hug Walter Williams?

Evil has arrived at the United States of America’s campuses from coast to coast.  Feminists preaching feelings  have become a national disorder, a serious disease at university, college, and school.  Teaching feelings instead of and claimed superior to knowledge is a Nazi and  a Soviet concept to create any single authority  in which the state religion is to measure and install intolerance according to the mood of the day’s emperor……a Barack Hussein Obama concept relying upon feminists, black racists, and illegal immigrants to lead and  supply his  “more equal” condition of life.

Walter Williams must be around my age….in his 80s.  I have been aware of him for some time from his writings, but I know little of his cultural background.   He speaks words from the minds of many souls of my generation……when American society was so much more civil, soul rich, and Godfearing than it is today.

Personal friend and former teacher colleague, Mark Waldeland, sent the following article starring WALTER WILLIAMS regarding the collapse of learnings in the American schoolings which used to be named “institutions of higher learning”:

https://m.townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2017/04/08/at-awards-ceremony-walter-williams-slams-pc-campuses-thanks-his-teachers-for-not-giving-a-damn-about-his-self-esteem-n2310400?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=

Ditzy Elizabeth Warren “Smelling” Judge Neil Gorsuch unfit for the Supreme Court at the New York Times’ Boston Globe Chapter

How is it possible ditzies like Elizabeth Warren and criminals like Al Sharpton  can make so much noise and chatter amongst the American news and television public?

Well, most importantly, they are major spokespeople who follow  the Socialist  ditzies at the New York Times and Washington Post,  who have been programmed by ditzy  bigots at Harvard, Yale, University of California, etc, etc, etc….and other communications institutions which sculpt ditzies  of all ages, to exert and share  freedoms and rules associated with ditziness, the wonderful feminized  pleasure- world  of feeling and expressing the ditzy rather than seeking and spreading wisdom and Truth.

Seeking knowledge for truth is too damned male!!!!   It’s time for luxurious ditziness in America!

The major colony of ditzies today announce and pronounce themselves as Democrats…..

Elizabeth Warren is a priceless example of the species…..She is a fine mouthy ditzy Representative who ‘represents’ Massachusetts ditzies, a ditzy made “Indian” because her mother said she looked like one while daughter “ditzy” was  filing for financial benefits while  signing up for ditzy college.

Ms. Warren is exceptionally talented as a female ditzy.  The following article appeared  in the New York Times’ Boston Glove chapter of major ditzy studies.

If you value the finest characteristics of ditziness -Americana, you will have to imagine what  Ditzy Warren’s words  sound like heard rather read……(notation:  “Ditzy” can also be spelled “Ditsy”.  If you prefer the latter, by all means imagine it as you reread the text!)

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/03/19/neil-gorsuch-does-not-belong-supreme-court/elq2QqQBdJW5Fh0s2isXhJ/story.html

Yes, Yesterday’s Press Conference Played VERY Well with Trump Supporters

Sorry, media — this press conference played very differently with Trump supporters

by Michael Goodwin   at the New York Post:

“The president proved once again that he is the greatest show on Earth. Lions and tigers and elephants are kid stuff next to his high wire act.

Next time, the White House ought to sell popcorn.

Amid feverish reports of chaos on his team and with Democrats fantasizing that Russia-gate is another Watergate, Trump took center stage to declare that reports of his demise are just more fake news.

Far from dead, he was positively exuberant. His performance at a marathon press conference Thursday was a must-see-TV spectacle as he mixed serious policy talk with standup comedy and took repeated pleasure in whacking his favorite piñata, the “dishonest media.”

(Do review  every minute of this press conference provided by President Donald J. Trump.   Expect nothing creepy as was the forte of his devious predecessor.   This Donald J. Trump is deeply concerned about the condition and future of our once beloved United States of America.

President Trump is determined to restore the good, great and God to this once  blessed land of the free.   Our Obamaling dictatorship championing black racism, feminism, scholastic ignorance and open border invasions and its press must come to an end….)

http://nypost.com/2017/02/16/sorry-media-this-press-conference-played-very-different-with-trumps-supporters/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=NYPTwitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow&sr_share=twitter

Fox’s Leftist Howard Kurtz Attacks President Trump’s Ban on Some Muslim Nationals Infiltrating USA……

………”Until we know what in hell is going on”….with terrorists coming to America, the presidential candidate properly and wisely announced while on campaign.

Unfortunately, there are no conservative news stations on television in America, these days.   Fake Fox advertises its news  as conservative and truthful, but they don’t know what conservative and truth are for their hirelings.

They are city folk selling a product not to tell, seek, or confess TRUTH, but to increase audience following in order to raise advertising rates in order to be more successful the capitalist way, a way I support, by the ‘way’.  However, many of their employees showing up on the daily screen are poorly or narrowly learned.    They play or read  their roles….some, male and female  Mary Tyler Moore style.

I don’t live in New York.  I have followed American politics rather closely since high school, 1948 when I was enthralled by the Dewey-Truman campaign battle.   Americans were far more civil then…..and far better educated and respectful.  They were churched.

I live in Minnesota.   I was watching Fox “news” yesterday as its toady reporters were blasting President Trump’s directive to halt temporarily immigrants from certain terrorist Islamic nation’s.   While they were compiling as many negatives about this directive as possible, they showed a scene from LaGuardia airport, where five, then seven, then eleven persons were collected by leftists to display tearful victimhood on television to prove again  how mean and evil, how Hitlerian, how unfeeling and ignorant Our President  Donald is.  There were about fifty noise-making leftists  cluttering around the television camera.

I saw someone I recognized among these  fascist  leftist  dancers!  Wow, it was….

“Jerrold Nader”…..a creepy, leftist, slob by body and intellect, communist New York politician….a wormy member of our nation’s House of Representatives hiding in the shadows while know- nothings line up to do his bidding.   There he was smiling while the television screen zeroed in on his selected  protesters.

Do you remember Arlen Specter…..perennial U.S. Republican Senator from Pennsylvania?  He was around  and in the Senate for decades, in the 1980s and 90s  even  more as I recall,   when some home tv sets were still black and white.   Whether  color or colorless, this Specter was the slimiest, ‘smelliest looking’  human creature ever to be seen on screen…..not due to anything physical, but due to everything political, almost ratlike.  Well, Jerrold Nader is his act -alike but much more modern.  He is hugely overweight.

Howard Kurtz, Specterlike,  plays his role at Fox, pretending he is interested in TRUTH.  He smiles, talks fast and faster.  He controls the topics covered by interrupting….a requirement in the industry…and does it well.   Howard is greasy more than truthful…a leftist in conservative clothing which may eventually force you to take a shower immediately after watching his performing.

Poor leftist Howard was complaining about the harshness of  mean and awful President Trump’s Executive Directive attempting to halt terrorists from entering the United States to murder more civilized American citizens in the name of Allah!   Howard replayed yesterday’s camera report showing chubby, greasy  Jerrold Nader enjoying the festivities of the complaining Islamist sharing his woes ala American television.

Did anyone on Fox note as I did sitting in my den, 1,200 miles away from LaGuardia, that the antiTrump rally  recorded on National Leftist Media was a put-up, well timed and organized HATE-AMERICA JOB.

Why is Fox so antiDonald?  ……….The Media is programmed to be lefty bigots.  It’s their pride and religion!!

Our Donald is  not in their pocket book, most likely.  He belongs to the people who voted him into Office.   He is a builder not a destroyer politician.  He is the ideal American way.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU and GUIDE YOU, DEAR DONALD….YOU’RE DOING JUST FINE!

I do not apologize regarding any of my above descriptions about fascist leftists.   They earn their keep….one of the few things they truthfully earn.  Learn more about them….Gather more knowledge.