• 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
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Trump a Breath of Fresh American Air

FOOLS, KNAVES, AND THE KNAVS

by Paul Mirengoff   at PowerLine:

After the 2016 election, the left and some Never Trumpers warned of dire consequences. Civil liberties would be curtailed. Court orders would be disobeyed. Russia would dictate our foreign policy. Trump would lead us into war. And that was just for starters.

Nothing of the sort has occurred. Nothing close.

This creates a problem for the left, its media allies, and some Never Trumpers. What happens when non-partisans realize that there are no catastrophic, or even particularly dark consequences from this presidency, just conservative policies and a bunch of unfortunate tweets? The answer is a dreaded one: Trump becomes “normalized.”

This dread explains, I think, why lefty outlets like the Washington Post must feed readers a daily dose of anti-Trump material. On an ordinary day, the Post’s readers can expect a minimum of two front page stories a day of some alleged Trump outrage, plus more on the inside pages.

Since a president, no matter how bad, cannot commit that many outrages per day, the Post’s stories are frequently ridiculous. The one I discussed yesterday by Philip Rucker and Ashley Parker is an example.

Here’s another. Yesterday, the Post ran a front page story about how Melania Trump and her parents “very likely” are taking advantage of chain migration, notwithstanding Donald Trump’s attempt to change the law so as to limit such migration.

Melania’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, hail from Slovenia. They are here on green cards and seek to become citizens. Immigration experts say they very likely are relying on the fact that they are the parents of an American citizen, and thus are taking advantage of chain migration.

President Trump favors limiting chain migration. He would make it unavailable to parents of citizens.

Okay, but what’s the point? Why is this story front page news?

The Knavs are doing nothing illegal. Nor is there anything wrong with, or hypocritical about, the Trump family benefiting from a program that Donald Trump thinks is bad policy.

When the government provides a benefit — e.g., a payment or subsidy — there is nothing problematic about accepting it, even if one believes it would be better policy not to provide it. For example, I claim tax deductions I think should be eliminated. I’d be a fool not to.

Matters would be more complicated if Trump opposed the current chain migration regime for moral reasons, but he doesn’t. His objection is policy based.

Trump believes, as I do, that on balance it better serves American interests to award citizenship based on what immigrants can contribute to the country, rather than on certain family relationships they have to American citizens. (Some critics claim that Trump’s real goal is keeping the country white. I see no evidence that this is his motive, but it too would be a policy objection to chain migration, not a moral one).

So, again, why is the Knavs’ immigration story front page news? It is front page news because the mainstream media needs to keep up its anti-Trump drumbeat to counteract the growing public sense that this presidency doesn’t resemble the one the left warned us about.

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The Importance of a Neil Gorsuch!

SALVAGING THE NATION FROM OBAMA’S DRIVE TO FASCISM
(Article sent by Bruce and Arlene Taber.)
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Neil Gorsuch has only been on the Supreme Court for a short while. Recently he ignited the fire of liberty and broke 40 years of precedent when he refused to join the SCOTUS “cert pool.” 


The cert pool was established in 1973 during the early days of the Burger Court, in order to efficiently review the near 8,000 petitions received each term.  In practice, the petitions are apportioned among the Court’s law clerks, who then circulate a memo to the justices recommending a grant or denial. The obvious problem here is that this gives the power in these 8000 cases to the law clerks instead of the Justices. It also, in theory, allows 3rd parties to unfairly influence a case through the clerks. 

That is NOT how the Supreme Court was designed to operate. Neil Gorsuch just managed to set his foot down in the Supreme Court and say it is NOT okay to pass off judgments to the discretion of legal clerks. This is the kind of story everyone should be hearing or reading in the media, but obviously is not.  
  
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Today the United States Supreme Court issued a direct and final blow to the Islamic Indoctrination of the young in this nation. 

The full panel of the United States Supreme Court which consists of 9 judges met to decided the fate of Islamic indoctrination in our American public schools. In a typical 5 X 4 decision, common sense won out, and we have sanity restored to our schools once again. 

The United States Supreme Court was able to hand out this decision banning Sharia Law and Islam from being taught in classrooms because of the tie-breaking vote of the newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. 
  
Gorsuch went on to write about the decision: 

The government certainly has no business being involved in religion, but this isn’t a government issue or a religious issue. This is about the judicial branch interpreting the laws as they apply to the teaching of religion. We shouldn’t be teaching any religions in the public schools of this country 

Amen, Justice Gorsuch, Amen! 

Liberals are all about teaching Islam and Sharia Law but they have issues with “Under God” in the pledge of allegiance and “In God We Trust” on our currency.  

This should have been a unanimous decision, not 5 to 4, but it seems like the 4 liberal judges on the Supreme Court don’t care about the constitution, nor our values.  

Perhaps this is the start of restoring America to its founding glory.
 

Thank GOD for our new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch— a great selection by President Trump. 


That NewMan in Washington Again!

MAKING ROOM FOR FREEDOM AGAIN IN AMERICA AND THE GLORIOUS PASSING OF CNN

That NewMan in Washington!

MAKING ROOM FOR FREEDOM AGAIN IN AMERICA AND THE GLORIOUS PASSING OF CNN

 

Trump Reduces the Burden and Cost of Federal Rules and Requirements

GREAT NEWS ON REGULATION FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

This is simply fantastic news:

The Trump administration has adopted new limits on the use of “guidance documents” that federal agencies have issued on almost every conceivable subject, an action that could have sweeping implications for the government’s ability to sue companies accused of violations.

Guidance documents offer the government’s interpretation of laws, and often when individuals or companies face accusations of legal violations, what they have really violated are the guidance documents. …

It also advances a goal declared by President Trump in his first days in office: to reduce the burden and cost of federal rules and requirements. …

The new policy, issued by the No. 3 official at the Justice Department, Rachel L. Brand, is significant because federal agencies have issued hundreds of guidance documents on a wide range of laws covering issues like health care, the environment, civil rights and labor.

Many of the Obama administration’s worst actions involved issuance of “guidance,” i.e., a left-wing interpretation of federal law that was often tendentious if not outright untenable. Nevertheless, most companies, universities, etc., were cowed into complying with Obama’s “guidances.” Glenn Reynolds offers the definitive commentary:

Good. “Guidance” is bullshit. Either do a rule making, or stay home.

Rule making under the Administrative Procedure Act requires following an actual process, with public comment and opportunity for appeal. Thus it is inconvenient for leftists. Issuing “guidance” is an inappropriate shortcut that generally just means implementing the administration’s political wish list.

This is another example of one of the Trump administration’s greatest virtues: restoration of the rule of law.

It is also great for the economy. Why did the stock market begin to soar and economic growth accelerate after President Trump was elected, even before he was inaugurated and had any opportunity to implement his policies? Numerous business people have said that Trump’s election meant that for at least four years, they did not have to fear sudden, arbitrary and expensive changes in federal regulation that imposed unreasonable burdens on their businesses, and were hard if not impossible to plan for. Thus companies started to invest in America even before Trump took office. The administration’s repudiation of its predecessor’s “guidance” shortcuts confirms that businesses were right to expect a more normal regulatory regime under President Trump.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST DENNIS PRAGER IN TODAY’S CRIPPLED AMERICA!

I met Dennis Prager four or five days before our  2004 Presidential election, GWBush verses JFK…the crooked sleaze, the corrupt, dishonest Massachusetts John F. Kerry adult boy married to the Heinz Tomato Sauce multimillion dollar world.   A close friend of mine, quiet, intelligent and alert, successful classical artist, Steve Levin had been a Prager companion via radio  while painting portraits and settings for some time.  He failed to share his conservatism with me.   Obama’s fascisms hadn’t been stirred  from the White House yet.

Tomato sauce JFK man became popular advertising his phony Hollywood-adorned movie scenes of his staged heroism in VietNam used dishonestly by the fascist left of that day to make America weaker again.   He skillfully reeked his evil to become a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and built upon this evil when he joined the leftist stars of the American Barack Hussein Obama gang becoming Secretary of State.

Politically, I had become “liberal” of the day having graduated from college where I toyed with  a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees dealing with Geography, Russian, and Horticulture.

I was either born or programmed to be a loner.  Being old enough  now, and trained to be truthful (OR ELSE!)  by my Lutheran Church when a child, or until my 13th birthday by my natively bright, hugely popular ( but hysterical) Germanic mother who joined the adult world after graduating grade school at age 13 in 1919, from  Emanuel German Lutheran Church of the German West Side St. Paul, Minnesota.   My popular, liked by everybody who knew him, dad worked at his drug store 60 plus hours a week and played competitive summer softball twice a week until he was 55 “come hell or high water”.

As long as I can remember, I have lived alone….and despite difficulties, enjoyed the style….for I was taught in a JudeoChristian religion  and  knowledge by devoted, wonderfully well educated public school old maids from kindergarten to college still in the decades of American life where KNOWLEDGE WAS TAUGHT “BECAUSE CONSUMING KNOWLEDGE WOULD LEAD US TO  BECOME CLOSER TO THE GOODNESS OF GOD, FOR GOD KNOWS ALL THINGS……the good and evil.

I also learned  in my  freshman   PUBLIC high school English class  the following  beautiful words of  art with soul:  THERE IS NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD.  ONLY THINKING MAKES IT SO!   I have never forgotten that TRUTH THROUGH POETRY from that day on!

In Church I had to memorize  the Psalms verse,  “As for Man, his days are as grass.  As the Lily of the Field, so he flourisheth.  And the Wind passeth over it,  and it is Gone….and the Place Thereof Shall Know it no More!”

Death was quite common among families during the 1930 and 1940  depression and war years of my life.  All four of my  grandparents, three uncles, a cousin and an aunt died before I was twelve.

The more a human male animal  learns, the more he  loves learning…..It is a drug….for good and, as a truth of life, sometimes not so good!

I am a Dennis Prager fan…..more than that, I love the religious Dennis for the  preacher he has become…..the preaching from my earlier American generation, the Truth I was taught in both Church and public school that one would become closer to God through knowledge by seeking  Truth by absorbing knowledge!

 

 

 

Sure Feels Good Being An American Again! Thank You President Trump!

A TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

“Tonight’s State of the Union speech was a triumph for President Trump. The speech was excellent, and Trump knew it cold and delivered it effectively.

The president began with a recitation of his administration’s achievements that was truly impressive. Trump emphasized, appropriately, the remarkable gains our economy has made in just one year.

The president’s reception by most in the House chamber was rapturous, which must have been an eye-opener for some who watched. For the Democrats, the optics were very bad. They ostentatiously refused to stand or even applaud, even in response to the least controversial passages in Trump’s speech. One of the most striking visuals was of the Democrats’ Black Caucus refusing to stand for, or even applaud, the lowest African-American unemployment rate in history.

If I were an African-American viewing the proceedings, I would wonder: whose side are they on?

Equally dismal was when almost all the Democrats refused to stand in response to Trump’s statement that we should all rise for the National Anthem. Here, and repeatedly through the evening, the Democrats were playing to a very small audience. Their audience probably got even smaller when they were seen fiddling with their cell phones.

Immigration was naturally a significant topic. Trump began, shrewdly, by emphasizing security and the vicious MS-13 gang, which largely hushed the illegal immigrants who had been invited into the chamber by Democrats. Perhaps the speech’s most controversial moment was when Trump said that his compromise immigration proposal includes eventual citizenship–not just legalization–for nearly two million illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors.

Troubling as that may be for many conservatives, the sight of Cory Booker and other Democrats sitting stone-faced when the president said we need a merit-based immigration system was a forceful reminder of how bad the alternative to the Trump administration is.

On foreign policy, President Trump was appropriately strong. Throughout the speech, he talked about guests who were heroic in various ways. This has become a tradition, but I don’t think I have seen it done more effectively than Trump did it tonight. The final guest was a North Korean escapee who waved his crutches to the cheering crowd. I think even the Democrats may have been on their feet for that one.

All in all, it was a terrific night for the good guys. Trump’s performance tonight was a reminder that his predecessor was not a very good public speaker. He never succeeded in stirring an audience as Trump did tonight. The Democrats can only hope that not a lot of swing voters were watching.”

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/a-tremendous-performance-by-president-trump.php