• 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

The Disappearance of democrat Among Obama Democrats

 

Democrats vs. democrats

By Michael Widlanski  at American Thinker:

 

To be a Democrat is not the same as to be a “democrat.”

To be a Democrat means belonging to a party ruled by mood-swings and slogans: “I’m with her,” “Yes we can,” and “Me, too.”

To be a democrat means trusting the power of the people, but understanding that the power of the people is restrained by law, custom and due process.

A majority cannot vote to rape Joan or to rob John.  A majority — in Congress or on campus — cannot silence Jill or Jim, because it really hates them or what they’re saying.

To be a democrat demands maturity and emotional intelligence. It means knowing that not all problems quickly meet perfect solutions. A democrat understands less-than-perfect compromises must be made.

To be a Democrat means demanding the tools of power the way a child demands toys, then  throwing a tantrum when the toy arrives late or not at all.

Worse,  being a Democrat means to destroy the “toy” if it has to be shared with someone else. It does not matter if it’s the Presidency, the Senate, or the Supreme Court: “It’s mine, and you can’t have it!”

If it’s the presidency, “we’ll impeach it.” If it’s the Senate, “we’ll hound it.”  If it’s the Supreme Court, “we’ll  pack it.” If it’s voter base, “we’ll replace it.” (By illegal immigration.)

To be a democrat (small d) means to understand the limits of power, while to be a Democrat means seeking power by all means, to talk high while going low.

“Our motto is when they go low, we go high,” observed Michelle Obama at the last Democratic National Convention. That was only a few years after her Barack’s senate campaign managed to exploit particularly lowball tactics — intimate documents released about both his primary rival and his general election rival.

Low tactics are now the Democrats’ favorite tradition: Democrats systematically create unsubstantiated sexual allegations (like Senator Dianne Feinstein against Judge Brett Kavanaugh) or financial accusations (like Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid claiming Mitt Romney was a tax cheat).

After the lie is discovered, Democrats have a particular skill in showing no shame, no embarrassment, no blushing, particularly if the lie worked.

“They can call it whatever they want,” said a smiling Reid, after he was caught lying about Romney’s taxes. “Romney didn’t win, did he?” Getting the job for your guy and denying the job to their guy is the only test.

When Democrats get in trouble, first, they stall and evade investigation. Then they bury, shred, hammer and burn the evidence (not necessarily in that order), even if the evidence is under subpoena.

The story of the security failures that led to the murder of four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was covered up the Obama administration, just as it concealed the full extent of the security breaches in the use and misuse of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The FBI and State Department were so helpful.

We have had similar sagas in the cases of House Democrats’ computers penetrated by a Pakistani technician, Senator Feinstein’s in-house Chinese spy, former National Security advisor Sandy Berger stealing documents, or CIA director John Deutch, guilty of keeping classified material on his home computer. All were swept under the Democrat carpet of plea deals or pardons.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Barack Obama have urged Democrats “to get into the faces” of political opponents. What a surprise: Democrat gangs have hounded, harassed and even assaulted Republican senators, representatives and cabinet members.  Sometimes worse: a backer of Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried to murder several Republican Congressional representatives while they were playing baseball on June 17 last year.

The attacker, James Hodgkinson, was a volunteer in the presidential campaign of Senator Sanders.  Bernie’s supporter shot and nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise, the GOP deputy congressional leader. Scalise’s life was saved, along with others, by police who killed the Sanders volunteer.

“I am sickened by this despicable act,” said Sanders. He and other Democrats were “sickened” only briefly. They quickly recovered.

Sanders, Obama, and Hillary Clinton constantly urge backers to “resist.” It is an interesting choice of words. “To resist” is usually reserved for fighting dictators like Castro in Cuba or Chavez in Venezuela or totalitarian rulers like Saddam Hussein, Stalin, or Hitler.

“I am part of the Resistance,” declared Clinton even before Donald Trump, put his hand on a bible to swear to protect the law of the land. Trump won by law, but he triumphed over the predictions and hopes of the Democrats.

Real democrats would have acknowledged the Trump victory. Reeling Democrats could not.

This means politics played according to Coach Vince Lombardi’s dictum, without any other rules or referee: “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

This is exactly what Obama’s alter-ego, ex-attorney general Eric Holder, meant when at a Democrat campaign stop in Georgia, he publicly redacted Michelle Obama’s high-sounding “we go high” remarks.  “No, no,” said Holder, ‘when they go low, we kick ‘em.”

It is time for all Americans who are democrats to take a page from Abraham Lincoln, the first great Republican, who lost patience with dithering generals who avoided a showdown with the South and its Democratic backers during America’s first Civil War. Lincoln knew he had to fight, and he needed to find a fighting general.

America — not just Trump — is in a different kind of civil war. It needs a fighting general, perhaps a fighting attorney general, who will apply the full legal options against “The Resistance.”

It is time for democrats of every party (or no party) to fight back against the Democrats.

To be a Democrat means demanding the tools of power the way a child demands toys, then  throwing a tantrum when the toy arrives late or not at all.

Worse,  being a Democrat means to destroy the “toy” if it has to be shared with someone else. It does not matter if it’s the Presidency, the Senate, or the Supreme Court: “It’s mine, and you can’t have it!”

If it’s the presidency, “we’ll impeach it.” If it’s the Senate, “we’ll hound it.”  If it’s the Supreme Court, “we’ll  pack it.” If it’s voter base, “we’ll replace it.” (By illegal immigration.)

To be a democrat (small d) means to understand the limits of power, while to be a Democrat means seeking power by all means, to talk high while going low.

“Our motto is when they go low, we go high,” observed Michelle Obama at the last Democratic National Convention. That was only a few years after her Barack’s senate campaign managed to exploit particularly lowball tactics — intimate documents released about both his primary rival and his general election rival.

Low tactics are now the Democrats’ favorite tradition: Democrats systematically create unsubstantiated sexual allegations (like Senator Dianne Feinstein against Judge Brett Kavanaugh) or financial accusations (like Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid claiming Mitt Romney was a tax cheat).

After the lie is discovered, Democrats have a particular skill in showing no shame, no embarrassment, no blushing, particularly if the lie worked.

“They can call it whatever they want,” said a smiling Reid, after he was caught lying about Romney’s taxes. “Romney didn’t win, did he?” Getting the job for your guy and denying the job to their guy is the only test.

When Democrats get in trouble, first, they stall and evade investigation. Then they bury, shred, hammer and burn the evidence (not necessarily in that order), even if the evidence is under subpoena.

The story of the security failures that led to the murder of four Americans in Libya, including the U.S. ambassador, was covered up the Obama administration, just as it concealed the full extent of the security breaches in the use and misuse of Hillary Clinton’s emails. The FBI and State Department were so helpful.

We have had similar sagas in the cases of House Democrats’ computers penetrated by a Pakistani technician, Senator Feinstein’s in-house Chinese spy, former National Security advisor Sandy Berger stealing documents, or CIA director John Deutch, guilty of keeping classified material on his home computer. All were swept under the Democrat carpet of plea deals or pardons.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Barack Obama have urged Democrats “to get into the faces” of political opponents. What a surprise: Democrat gangs have hounded, harassed and even assaulted Republican senators, representatives and cabinet members.  Sometimes worse: a backer of Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders tried to murder several Republican Congressional representatives while they were playing baseball on June 17 last year.

The attacker, James Hodgkinson, was a volunteer in the presidential campaign of Senator Sanders.  Bernie’s supporter shot and nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise, the GOP deputy congressional leader. Scalise’s life was saved, along with others, by police who killed the Sanders volunteer.

“I am sickened by this despicable act,” said Sanders. He and other Democrats were “sickened” only briefly. They quickly recovered.

Sanders, Obama, and Hillary Clinton constantly urge backers to “resist.” It is an interesting choice of words. “To resist” is usually reserved for fighting dictators like Castro in Cuba or Chavez in Venezuela or totalitarian rulers like Saddam Hussein, Stalin, or Hitler.

“I am part of the Resistance,” declared Clinton even before Donald Trump, put his hand on a bible to swear to protect the law of the land. Trump won by law, but he triumphed over the predictions and hopes of the Democrats.

Real democrats would have acknowledged the Trump victory. Reeling Democrats could not.

This means politics played according to Coach Vince Lombardi’s dictum, without any other rules or referee: “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”

This is exactly what Obama’s alter-ego, ex-attorney general Eric Holder, meant when at a Democrat campaign stop in Georgia, he publicly redacted Michelle Obama’s high-sounding “we go high” remarks.  “No, no,” said Holder, ‘when they go low, we kick ‘em.”

It is time for all Americans who are democrats to take a page from Abraham Lincoln, the first great Republican, who lost patience with dithering generals who avoided a showdown with the South and its Democratic backers during America’s first Civil War. Lincoln knew he had to fight, and he needed to find a fighting general.

America — not just Trump — is in a different kind of civil war. It needs a fighting general, perhaps a fighting attorney general, who will apply the full legal options against “The Resistance.”

It is time for democrats of every party (or no party) to fight back against the Democrats.

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/10/democrats_vs_democrats.html

A Note from My Congressman, Erik Paulsen

Dear Friend,

I’ve got some great news. The historic tax reform we passed last year is doing even better than expected.

According to a new Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update, wages and salaries are up for families across Minnesota and the nation. This has lead to increased government revenues and a smaller deficit than was originally projected. In short, the tax cuts are working.

Minnesota has some of the lowest unemployment in the nation and wages and salaries are rising. And the economy is growing.

But my opponent Dean Phillips would raise our taxes. That means less money for families and it would hurt our economy.  If Phillips win, he’ll support the Pelosi’s big government, big spending, higher tax agenda. And we can’t afford that.

I hope I can count on your support these last few weeks.  With your help, we can continue to ensure our nation is on the right path.  I was proud to support tax cuts for hard working families. If Dean Phillips wins, we all lose.

With your support, be it a donation to our campaign or by getting involved, we will be victorious in November.

Thank you,

Erik Paulsen

Dear Friends…..Never since the Civil War has our America been challenged so by such evil sources….the harpy gangs and Adam Schiffs of today’s fascistic national Democrat Party.  And then there’s that lying  Pocahantas of Massachusetts and Crooked Hillary,  our nation’s Queen of Evil for forty years.

It shouldn’t be surprising to any of us more elderly Americans who still well remember our America when its citizenry taught and practiced the principles of their JudeoChristianity.

Today our harpies, our lying Pocahantas, that Hillary, the Left of our nation  itself no longer cherishes, teaches, preaches humanity’s needs and deeds and rules of decency and seeking TRUTH!

This past Kavanaugh crisis contrived, stirred, attacked by  university Leftist trained harpies, liars, and CNN fascists and reporters of  New York Times, is becoming a terror against TRUTH, our American culture, its freedoms, tolerance, its Constitution and civility itself.    Please think and be American….We need to return Congressman Paulsen  to our nation’s HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES of Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District!

 

Spreading That Fake News from the Feminist, Fascist Left

DUMBEST ANTI-TRUMP SLUR EVER? [UPDATED]

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

At a rally in Ohio yesterday, President Trump praised two natives of that state, William McKinley and Ulysses Grant. Trump related how President Lincoln turned to Grant after a succession of commanders had been beaten by Robert E. Lee, who was, as Trump said, “a great general.” Grant, despite supposedly being an alcoholic, knew how to win, and defeated Lee’s army. All of which is true, except that like many others, Trump exaggerated the extent of Grant’s problems with alcohol.

Liberals absurdly claimed that President Trump’s acknowledgement that Lee was a great general was–somehow–racist. You can’t make this stuff up. “Journalist” Soledad O’Brien tweeted:


Subsequently, O’Brien sort of backed off, and sort of doubled down:


It is “idiotic” to talk about the Civil War? Why? This is the real point: if the GOP is so racist, why don’t the Democrats have any good examples of it? Why do they continually have to offer pathetic non sequiturs like this one?

O’Brien wasn’t the only “journalist” who tried to make something out of the president’s reference to Lee. The Washington Post chimed in with one of the dumbest headlines ever:

Do the Democrats really not understand what fools they are making of themselves?

Via Twitchy.

UPDATE: NBC News jumped on board the Lee bandwagon, too:


Honestly, you can’t keep up with the stupidity of the Democratic Party press.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/dumbest-anti-trump-slur-ever.php

Dem AP Excuses Dem Mobster Attacks! What Else Do Today’s Dems Do?

THE AP DEFENDS THE DEMOCRATS’ MOBS

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

Voters, repelled by the mob action unleashed by leaders of the Democratic Party, are increasingly telling pollsters they intend to vote Republican. The Associated Press, alarmed, tries to help Democrats to stem the tide. The AP’s headline: “GOP decries Dems’ ‘mob rule,’ flipping the script.” Whose script? The AP’s, of course!

President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic “mob rule” to amp up GOP voters for next month’s critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it’s Trump and the tea party movement who’ve boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to dangerous levels.

The AP story must have been prompted largely by the RNC’s highly effective ad titled The Left: An Unhinged Mob. Strangely, the AP never actually mentions the ad, perhaps not wanting readers to track it down and watch it.

The AP frames the current controversy over Democratic Party mob action by talking about the Tea Party, which hasn’t reared its head for six years or so. The Tea Party doesn’t have anything to do with the appalling scenes that are turning voters away from the Democratic Party, but the AP evidently thinks there is mileage to be had.

Less than a month from voting in which GOP control of Congress is dangling precariously, Republicans are linking comments and actions by Democratic politicians, raucous protesters opposing Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and even a gunman who shot targeted GOP lawmakers. The message to Republican voters: Democrats are employing radical tactics that are only growing worse.

That’s a pretty good message! From here on, the AP’s effort is devoted to neutralizing it.

While the demonstrations were intense and some Republicans reported personal threats, liberal protesters’ tactics were broadly in line with those used by groups on the left and right during particularly passionate moments in Washington. The confrontational style harkened back to protests by the conservative tea party, which included angry face-offs with lawmakers and a massive Capitol demonstration far larger than last week’s rallies.

But the Tea Partiers didn’t invade Senate offices or pound on the doors to the Supreme Court chamber. Nor did Tea Partiers try to murder Democratic Congressmen; attack a Democratic candidate with a knife; assault a Democratic Senator while he was mowing his lawn, causing severe injuries; accost a Democratic Senator at a Washington airport, screaming obscenities and preventing him from walking down the concourse; harass Democratic politicians while they were eating dinner in Washington restaurants; or need to be hauled out of Senate hearings–many, many times–for disruptive behavior.

Nor were Tea Partiers ever anything like Antifa, the militant wing of the Democratic Party. They didn’t smash store windows, destroy banks and Starbucks stores, set automobiles on fire, or attack random passers-by with baseball bats and broom handles. Only progressive activists do these things. And to my knowledge, not a single prominent Democrat has ever criticized Antifa, while the Deputy Director of the Democratic National Committee has hailed the violent Antifa as his party’s authentic voice. For the AP to pretend to be unaware of these basic facts is laughable.

The AP resurrects an old chestnut:

Black lawmakers said they were targeted by racial epithets and spat upon during a smaller rally by several thousand tea party supporters in March 2010, as Congress was voting on the health care legislation.

But that turned out to be a lie. Out of the thousands of cell phones that recorded the incident, not one contained evidence of “racial epithets,” nor was anyone spat upon. The AP surely knows this, and retails the fake news deliberately.

The AP dredges up another anti-Trump fable:

Democrats say Trump’s rhetoric since launching his 2016 campaign has been provocative, pugnacious and at times racist. They cite numerous comments about Mexicans, Muslims, African countries. They also noted his statement that there were “very fine people on both sides” after an anti-Nazi demonstrator was killed by a white supremacist at a violent 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides of the Confederate statue controversy, which is indisputably true. Once again, the AP knowingly retails false Democratic Party talking points.

There is much more, but it isn’t worth any more attention. The AP labors hard to argue that what the Democrats are doing now is just like what President Trump, the Tea Party and Republicans in general have long done. The problem is that they can’t come up with assassination attempts, felonious assaults, disruptive behavior in Senate hearings, burning motor vehicles, bloodied bystanders, doxxing of Democratic legislators, accosting of Democratic politicians in airports and restaurants; “demonstrations” at the homes of Democratic politicians, and so on.

All of these things are unique to the Democratic Party, and the AP’s lame attempt to placate voters disgusted by what they have seen will not succeed.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/the-ap-defends-the-democrats-mobs.php

Harpies at “Fake News” CNN Don’t Know What “MOB” Means

1:

Another CNN Anchor Can’t Understand Why Kavanaugh Protesters Are Being Described As A “Mob”

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/10/another-cnn-anchor-cant-understand-kavanaugh-protesters-described-mob/

2:

CNN Anchor: How Dare You Call These Democratic Protesters A “Mob”

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/09/cnn-anchor-dare-call-democratic-protesters-mob/

Dems and Their 20,000,000 Mostly Illegal Immigrants Claim Our American Constitution is Unconstitutional!!

DEMOCRATS: THE CONSTITUTION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL!

A major theme on the Left these days is that any institution with elements other than pure, one-man-one-vote democracy is illegitimate. That would include, among others, the Electoral College and the Senate. This tweet by soon-to-be-Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one example among many:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

US House candidate, NY-14

It is well past time we eliminate the Electoral College, a shadow of slavery’s power on America today that undermines our nation as a democratic republic.

Julia Ioffe

We are a country where two presidents who both lost the popular vote have now placed four justices on the Supreme Court. Democracy in action.

The Electoral College is a “shadow of slavery’s power”? Huh? The electoral college reflects that the United States is just that–a union of states. States are important.

It seems to have just dawned on liberals that our constitutional system is not a pure democracy. It is, rather, a system of checks and balances that is intended to require a degree of consensus, expressed in multiple ways, in order to implement major changes. Ocasio-Cortez and other liberals are indicting the Constitution. Their ultimate indictment, of course, is that the Constitution condoned slavery, which pre-existed it, until it didn’t. See the 13th Amendment. So what’s the point?

Like much the Left is doing these days, it is hard to see a coherent strategy or a plausible end game. Ocasio-Cortez wants to “eliminate the Electoral College.” That, of course, would require a constitutional amendment, and there is no chance of that happening. A constitutional amendment must be proposed either by a convention of the states–anathema to liberals–or two-thirds majorities in both the House and the Senate. In either case, it becomes effective only if ratified by 38 states. To repeat, there is no chance of that happening.

Law Professor Larry Tribe complains that four members of the current Supreme Court were appointed by presidents who “first took office after losing the popular vote.” That carefully-phrased formula is dishonest; George W. Bush’s Supreme Court appointments both came after he had won the popular vote. But, in any event, so what? The “popular vote” has no constitutional significance. If presidential elections were determined by a nationwide vote total, candidates would run entirely different campaigns. It is silly to hypothesize a different set of rules and re-cast elections, as if those rules had been in effect.

A reader adds:

Aside from the double talk and special pleading you can always count on from the Dems/left/MSM — the Supreme Court is now “unrepresentative,” but a liberal Supreme Court is good because it prevents majoritarianism, e.g., the bigoted populace preventing gay marriage — there is another truly radical implication to these predictable expressions of left outrage.

The issue of the Senate, the Electoral College and, perforce, SCOTUS being “unrepresentative” amount to an argument against having states at all other than simply as administrative units for a central government! One big House of Representatives, exactly proportional to the entire population completely irrespective of historical, arbitrary “states” and a president elected by 50% +1, or even a plurality, of the total “popular vote” is what their arguments imply — a plebiscitary democracy on a gigantic scale. It’s the constitution they are opposed to. And more fundamentally, “no states” at all is the obvious ultimate implication of complaints about the Senate and the election of the president.

The left argument simply assumes that the “popular vote” in the aggregate nationally is, or at least ought to be, the standard by which the presidential election is judged to be legitimate; anything else is illegitimate and “unrepresentative”, and the Senate inherently so. But there was never any intention to have “one man, one vote” be the appropriate standard of legitimacy on the national level as it was at more local levels. The founders wanted to force a widespread consensus across a whole collection of local majorities to balance different interests. This prevents ten or a dozen urban aggregations (NY, LA, SF, Chicago…) from dominating without having to balance other interests. The “popular vote” in the aggregate nationally is just a journalistic construct that is entirely extra-constitutional.

The Democrats’ pining for a different Constitution can only be a source of schadenfreude for the rest of us.

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/democrats-the-constitution-is-unconstitutional.php

Harpies Now Own the Democrat Party?!

Dear readers….It is likely you will never be able to read the Fox article below from this site.    It appears Google Leftists have zapped  our ability to communicate with you from this day on.   I pray I am wrong!   It is becoming clear, however, that these neofascists of the left have become harpies in control of the once democratic Democrat Party.

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/dave-bossie-chaos-is-the-democrats-only-strategy-for-2018-and-beyond