• 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

Money Making, Notoriety are Still THE MAJOR VALUES FOR JEWISH EXISTENCE IN AMERICA

If this were the age of Orwell’s “1984”, I’d already be dead.  The above headline to this writing would be enough evidence that I am living outside of the world of those worth living…..my days would be numbered…..as they would have been twenty years ago….forty years ago as well as today.  I DARED TO UTTER A REMARK, no matter how true,  UNFAVORABLE TO AMERICA’S LEFT WING JEWISH ENTERPRISE.

I was raised in a very modest section of once very Jewish Highland Park in St. Paul over eighty years ago.  My schooling, K through 8th grade and on through  high school, the stream to which I was channeled, was based on learning knowledge.  It was in this milieu of human animals of similar age as I, that became so profoundly interested in seeking answers to the mysteries of Life and the World around me.

Like my parents, I liked people, and I loved being alone where I could think,  live, and explore as I liked.  I’ve discovered now in my 80s, that I have never changed for that is what I was taught in school to do.

I couldn’t read, however.   Dyslexia hadn’t been invented then.   Memory, the visual kind united with my natural male sense of curiosity, allowed me to join, remain, and occasionally star among the intellectually gifted or driven.

My dad was a North Dakota farm boy.   My Mother graduated school at age 13, from eighth grade to conquer her world starting as a cashier at Friedman’s Super Market in downtown St. Paul in the 1920s.    They met competing in ball room dancing in the mid 1920s.   They adored each other, so I was lucky on this account.

Roman Catholics ruled our neighborhood.   I was raised Lutheran…my Mother’s choice of church….It was a more strict synod, but driven to be modern in teaching and preaching.  The only minority in the neighborhood was Jewish….During the war there were only two families of twenty four on our street who were Jewish.

Although they were always invited to our major neighborhood gatherings, one in Spring, the other in Autumn, they never participated….and one family never bothered to speak to anyone even those living next door.

I began kindergarten at Horace Mann School in 1939 a couple years after it had been built.  It was located toward a wealthier, much wealthier neighborhood than mine.   Pistners, Goldbergs, Greenbergs, Bernsteins and such lived there….They attended Hebrew School every Tuesday afternoon, cutting regular school hours a bit those days.

These were war years.  It was then I learned nationalities based on names, given or family.   I learned Luigi wasn’t Norwegian, and Johnson  was not Jewish.   I also learned my geography very well.  I was born curious regarding these matters.

I am not fond of Michael Medved boasting about himself as a major reason for  his radio show.  Years ago I guessed he was Jewish.   He follows the Dennis Prager show  five days a week here in the Twin Cities. Until two years ago, I tolerated his braggings about how clever his behavior  and  thinking were.  He’s shallow even as he sells ideas.   He claims to be a conservative, but sells himself instead  as his cause on radio.

Today’s Medved performance was selling Professor at American University, Allan Lichtman….both Allan and Lichtman are usually Jewish names when put together, my life’s experience has taught me.    Michael was interviewing Lichtman, selling Professor Lichtman’s book, ‘THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT’…..referring to an inevitable, perhaps even immediate impeachment of the 45th American President…..via the “Russian” affair.

Mr. Medved has never liked Our Donald.

Throughout my lifetime, about 70% of the American Jewish population is leftist, including for years a large number active in  the American Communist Party movement….anything anti-Christian, the farther the better.   Achievement in school was almost universally a requirement.   At Horace Mann I remember being shocked when in fifth grade I saw cheating during school tests.  Even girls!  They were all Jewish.   Achievement…. success was vital, in this community, I learned from observation…..and through friendships among the more conservative Jews of those days, the ones who were so much more like Dennis Prager.

In my family school grades were incidental.  It was behavior in the presence of God that mattered.   We were, after all, Christians, where behavior was far more valued than making money or a name for ones self.

Telling, selling  untruths was, is, evil….Michael Medved!

Status in life was not important.  Status within God and family were……I was told by the Christian fellowship of that day!

I was born curious.   I had amassed over 700 quarter credits of college undergraduate and graduate learnings in my lifetime…..Anthropology, Astronomy,  Biochemistry, Geomorphology, Russian, Finnish, Chinese, German, Soil Chemistry, American History,  History of the Soviet Union, for starters.  One could in those days at $75 or so PER QUARTER.

I also learned that where Jews lived in Christian Europe over the past thousand years or so, they were usually not allowed to own land.    Christians in many areas were not allowed to loan money.   I also had to read, to learn Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice for its message and incredible beauty of words and the story of Shylock demanding his pound of flesh.

I also had to learn things Beethoven, Verdi, and Puccini……

I am religiously supposed to forgive these pretender Michael Medveds of our world.   I’ll keep trying. I know he has some qualities.    Perhaps if I last through my 87th birthday I shall.   In the mean time, in between time, I have my gifted, blessed American,  Dennis Prager  to listen to, who has but once let me down…. when he failed to invite the  Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, to his radio show during the 2016 Campaign.

Camile Paglia Praises Trump Popularity Rise

Camille Paglia: Trump Already Headed Towards Reelection, Democrats Have Overplayed Their Hand

 “New York Times columnist Frank Bruni moderates a ‘Times Talks’ discussion between legendary feminist Camille Paglia and ‘Watch What Happens Live’ host Andy Cohen about life in the Trump era.

Paglia says Bruni’s newspaper and the Democratic Party still have “soul searching” left to do about why they called 2016 wrong. “It is incumbent upon the defeated party to pull itself together, or else we’re going to get the reelection of the present administration,” she said.

“I didn’t take him seriously at all,” she said about the early days of the Trump campaign. “And then, shortly after the very first Republican debate, I saw Diamond & Silk, the African-American sisters doing a pro-Trump attack on Megyn Kelly on their podcast, and… I suddenly saw the populism, and from that moment forward, I could feel the momentum of it.”

“The New York media was in an absolute bubble about this,” she added.

Andy Cohen said he had similar thoughts: “Just today I was walking by a monitor, I don’t know what channel was on, but there was — he has some slogan about jobs for America or some new plan. And I saw that chyron: ‘Jobs For America Plan,’ and I thought to myself… it doesn’t even matter if this works or not, he could get reelected just because he has a ‘Jobs For America’ plan.”

FRANK BRUNI: I feel like one can’t have any conversation today, without it being at some point about Donald Trump. So I thought we’d just begin with Donald Trump.

Get him entirely out of the way.

In my world of friends and acquaintances it seems like everybody is either in near hysteria and feels like we’re in the end of days. Or they look at those people and see a bunch of drama queens. I want to know where you two stand on this. What is your state of mind and state of feeling about the Donald Trump era?

We’ll start with you Camille because I know you’re so shy with your opinions.

CAMILLE PAGLIA: I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. I voted for Jill Stein. So I want to make that clear.

My feeling is that an election occured.

It is incumbent upon the defeated party to pull itself together, or else we’re going to get the reelection of the present administration. That’s what I feel right now.

BRUNI: You feel like he is going to get reelected?

PAGLIA: Yes. The Democrats have overplayed their hand. And the — I just can’t imagine–

BRUNI: You’re already betting on his reelection less than 100 days in?

PAGLIA: Yes because what the Democrats needed to do– and the major media, Frank, needed to do was to do some soul-searching.

BRUNI: By that you mean the failing New York Times?

PAGLIA: Yes.

BRUNI: Yes, we’re going to rebrand this ‘Failing Times Talks.’

PAGLIA: If you read only the New York Times— I said, ‘Oh my God!’ The readers of the New York Times are heading for a major, major breakdown shock if Trump is in fact elected.

BRUNI: Did you think he was going to be elected?

PAGLIA: I was the very first to call him a carnival barker, and I didn’t take him seriously at all. And then, shortly after the very first Republican debate, I saw Diamond & Silk, the African-American sisters doing a pro-Trump attack on Megyn Kelly on their podcast, and I thought, I suddenly saw the populism, and from that moment forward, I could feel the momentum of it. And the New York media was in an absolute bubble about this. Let’s not get started on the strategic errors of the Hillary campaign…

BRUNI: We’re going to get to that, but let me ask Andy: When he came down the escalator, almost two years ago now, did you think it was possible we’d be sitting here tonight talking about him in the White House?

ANDY COHEN: No. Actually, I kept thinking in the back of my head, ‘He could win!’ I thought it was possible. I was the idiot who was going to FiveThirtyEight and looking at Nate Silver’s percentages eighteen times a day. And I was like, ‘It’s okay, it’s at 72% today, so it is going to be okay!’

I just felt like the biggest asshole on election night, like I had been–

And then suddenly all the tweets were– The New York Times is predicting 85% chance Trump is going to win by 9:30 at night… So I do feel like an idiot. I got sucked into this thing, but when I did — nothing was sticking to him, he was behaving like a Real Housewife at all of these debates, and he was –and not in a good way…

And he was, but he was talking to people in a way that they were connecting with, and the thing that is so upsetting to me and a lot of people is that facts don’t matter anymore. And he can lie and lie and lie, and it is his own truth, and it is funny you said you think he could be reelected.

Just today I was walking by a monitor, I don’t know what channel was on, but there was — he has some slogan about jobs for America or some new plan. And I saw that chyron: ‘Jobs For America Plan,’ and I thought to myself, okay, it doesn’t even matter if this works or not, he could get reelected because he has a ‘Jobs For America’ plan. But I had that thought today…………etc.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/04/19/camile_paglia_trump_already_headed_towards_reelection_democrats_have_overplayed_their_hand.html

Obama and the Foreign Intelligence Agencies Spying on Candidate Trump!

Why Were Foreign Intelligence Agencies Spying on Trump?

By Brian C. Joondeph  at American Thinker:

“Last month, Fox News regular Judge Andrew Napolitano claimed that President Obama and his cronies used British intelligence to spy on then candidate Donald Trump. That certainly caused a stir among the higher-ups at Fox News. A week later the outspoken judge was suspended from Fox.

More specifically, Judge Napolitano accused the Obama administration of doing an end run around the U.S. intelligence community, using GCHQ, the British spy agency, to do its dirty work. GCHQ has unfettered access to the NSA database. Meaning that the Brits could request transcripts of conversations between the Trump campaign and any foreign players, then pass those transcripts on to the Obama inner circle. Leaving President Obama, Susan Rice, and others with deniability and no fingerprints on this domestic spying scheme.

The Fakestream Media was outraged. Even Fox News’ own truth-detector Shepard Smith was having none of his colleague’s claims, saying, “Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time in any way. Full stop.”

As it turns out, Shep’s full stop was only a speed bump. Judge Napolitano was right after all, as reported in of all places, CNN.

British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts US congressional and law enforcement and US and European intelligence sources tell CNN…….”  Please read on below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/why_were_foreign_intelligence_agencies_spying_on_trump.html

The Importance of Being Bannon

If Trump Loses Bannon, Trump Loses the Presidency

By Robert Barnes  at American Thinker:

“I bet big on Donald Trump in the 2016 elections, rather famously.  Now I will be shorting Trump stock for the foreseeable future until Bannon, and Bannon-ism, returns to policy dominance in the White House.

Should Trump ever lose Bannon entirely, Trump is a lame duck.  Some media suggest that Trump could replace Bannon with Jared Kushner.  Jared Kushner is to Steve Bannon what Dan Quayle was to JFK.

Bannon – uniquely among the Trump team – threads together the policy weaves of the Trump electoral majority, a majority dependent upon newfound GOP support from the working class, especially in the northern half of the country, but also the southern upcountry and Appalachia.

Three issues allowed Trump to distinguish himself, both in the GOP primaries and in the general election, to appeal to these GOP skeptic voting constituencies:

  1. No preachy politics.  These voters want neither Southern Baptists nor Hollywood celebrities lecturing them about morality nonstop.  They generally take a more libertine approach on marijuana, especially amongst the younger cohorts in this constituency.  (Many of these communities were moonshine communities back in the day, especially the Appalachian communities.  You will find a not too surprising overlap between marijuana and moonshine communities historically.)  The Appalachian communities and their kindred constituencies cast decisive votes in more places than West Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, and Kentucky.  Appalachia dips into Pennsylvania and Ohio, helped make Virginia competitive, tipped the balance in North Carolina, and shares a lot in common in political mindset with places like the Minnesotan Iron Range, the northern woods of Wisconsin, the peninsula of Michigan, and the countryside of Iowa.  They are often Christian but more likely to be Saturday party-goers than Sunday church-goers.
  1. No more dumb war.  Voters from the ancestral regions of the Union draftees after the Civil War – from northern Maine to the Minnesota Iron Range – have, ever since, instinctively viewed war with suspicion.  Study the voting patterns of this kind of county, and you will find that sudden surges turn out to oppose various wars.  The heart of “isolationism” was a Midwestern phenomenon in the same regions that tilted so heavily toward Trump in the election.  It is not a coincidence that areas with historic antiwar tendencies – from east Tennessee to western Wisconsin, from rural Iowa to northern Maine – were some of the biggest pro-Trump trending areas in the country, nor that two states that formed the heart of antiwar politicians in the past (like Ohio’s Taft) bolted so heavily toward Trump.  Trump used his war-skeptical views to outflank the war-loving Hillary on both the working-class left and right, giving him the keys to his electoral majority, heisting Bernie primary voters along the way.  Betray this group with another Mideast war, and Trump endangers his electoral majority permanently.  That is where Bannon’s inclusion in national security decisions remained critical for Trump’s own political future…..”    (There’s more below!”

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/if_trump_loses_bannon_trump_loses_the_presidency.html

Obama the Devious and Dishonest, proves “the Wuss” Behind His Arrogance with Syria Delivery

…..Or did Barack Hussein Obama merely hate the nation he was supposed to lead?

Trump’s airstrike on Syria delivers another blow to Obama’s legacy

by Michael Goodwin  at the New York Post:

“In a flash, President Trump’s missile strike on Syria conveyed America’s moral outrage over the slaughter of innocents and delivered a lethal warning to two-bit tyrants everywhere.

The attack did something else, too. It punched a giant hole in the battered legacy of Barack Obama.

The former president talked early and often about Syria, but wasted six years and countless lives with hand-wringing dithering. He failed to enforce his red line about Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, kicking the job to Trump, who acted just two days after Assad again unleashed fiendish weapons on his own people.

The contrast on Syria was one of several events that made Obama a big loser last week. Another one was the growing evidence that his team spied on Trump’s for political reasons.

The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court illustrated the importance of Republicans holding the Senate and winning the White House as part of the nationwide rejection of Obamaism…….”  Please continue reading below:

http://nypost.com/2017/04/09/trumps-airstrike-on-syria-delivers-another-blow-to-obamas-legacy/

ITV Review of Trump Strike on Syria Air Base

Trump orders airstrikes on Syrian airfield as he blames Assad regime for alleged chemical attack

US President Donald Trump has confirmed he ordered a surprise airstrike of cruise missiles on a Syrian airfield in retaliation for Tuesday’s alleged chemical weapons attack.

Mr Trump said there was “no dispute” that the Assad regime had used a deadly nerve agent as he called on “all civilised nations in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria”.

In a televised statement, he said the deadly strike near Homs – the first direct American attack on the Syrian government of his presidency – was in the “vital national security interest”………Please click below to continue:

 

http://www.itv.com/news/2017-04-07/report-us-launches-cruise-missile-strikes-in-syria-targeting-airfield-near-homs/

Trump Sends Syria’s Assad a Message

Click at the headline for the full New York Times report: