• 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

Racism at the Supreme Court, Harvard, and Princeton?

Is the Ivy League’s Admission Bias a ‘Trade Secret’?

Princeton sues to block the government’s release of documents that could show discrimination.

by Jason Riley  at the Wall Street Journal:

Shortly after the Supreme Court’s dispiriting decision last year in Fisher v. University of Texas, which upheld the use of racial preferences in college admissions, Gallup released some encouraging poll results. More than 6 out of 10 white, black and Hispanic respondents said they disagreed with the ruling. And 7 in 10 people—including 76% of whites, 61% of Hispanics and 50% of blacks—said colleges should admit applicants based “solely on merit.”

Of course, the Supreme Court’s job is to interpret the commands of the Constitution, not opinion surveys. Still, the polling results are a reminder that the courts and the college administrators who cheered the ruling are much bigger fans of racial double standards than are the general public—even those who supposedly benefit from race-based affirmative action.

But the Gallup poll also illustrates how our national discussion of racial preferences in higher education has gotten so dated. Nowhere mentioned in the survey—and only glancingly referenced in the Fisher majority opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy—are Asian-Americans, though they are the country’s fastest-growing racial group and have become increasingly fed up with their treatment at elite colleges.

“The old paradigm of affirmative action being about white versus black has been completely upended,” says Edward Blum of Students for Fair Admissions, a group that opposes racial preferences. “California, Arizona, Texas, Florida—these are states that are becoming majority-minority, multiracial, multiethnic. We’re competing as different racial and ethnic groups that really have less and less meaning in our multiracial and multiethnic society.”

In 2006 Jian Li filed a complaint with the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights after he was denied admission to Princeton University. Mr. Li, who emigrated from China at age 4, had a perfect score on the SAT and graduated in the top 1% of his high school class. He alleged that Princeton violated civil-rights laws banning discrimination on the basis of race, color and national origin. The complaint was initially rejected, but Mr. Li appealed and the government reopened the investigation in 2008. Seven years later, in 2015, the Obama administration, which strongly supported the use of racial preferences in college admissions and obviously took its sweet time reviewing Mr. Li’s case, issued a report exonerating Princeton.

Last year Mr. Blum’s organization filed a public records Freedom of Information Act request with the Education Department to gain access to the same documents that the federal government used to clear Princeton of any wrongdoing. Mr. Blum’s organization represents a group of Asian plaintiffs who are suing Harvard University over its admissions policies. The judge in that case has ordered Harvard to turn over six years of admissions records, and Mr. Blum suspects that the data will show that Harvard is unlawfully capping Asian enrollment.

America’s Asian population has exploded in recent decades, and Asian attendance at highly selective schools with colorblind admissions, such the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, reflects this demographic trend. At Harvard, however, the percentage of Asian undergrads has remained remarkably consistent for an institution that claims race is not a determining factor in who is admitted. Mr. Blum suspects that Princeton engages in similar shenanigans, but the school has been pressuring the Education Department to deny him the information that he requested more than a year ago.

Concerned that the government was finally going to fulfill the FOIA request, Princeton sued the Education Department on March 17 to block the release of the admissions documents. The suit argues that the material being sought is exempt from FOIA, a claim that the government has rejected. The school also maintains that releasing the data would compromise student privacy, and it likened its admissions process to “trade secrets” that, if exposed, would put Princeton at a competitive disadvantage in attracting students.

Don’t believe it. Admissions officers switch schools all the time, presumably taking knowledge of admissions procedures with them, and the criteria used by elite institutions to evaluate applicants is not the equivalent of an iPhone patent. Nor is student privacy an issue since names, addresses and other personal information can be redacted. Mr. Blum’s organization simply wants the number of Asians who have applied to Princeton, their SAT scores and grade-point averages, and other information that the school used to analyze applicants academically.

What really concerns Princeton is a potential discrimination lawsuit. What ought to concern the rest of us is the apparent determination of elite colleges to punish Asians students for their academic success. Asians have long been the forgotten victims of liberal affirmative-action schemes, subject to unwritten “just for Asian” admissions standards that recall the treatment of Jews in the first half of the 20th century. Princeton wants them to shut up about it. Let’s hope they don’t.

Appeared in the Mar. 29, 2017, print edition.

Gustavus Adolphus Used to be Lutheran, Now Fascist Left?

I am embarrassed to confess I was fortunate to be  raised Lutheran, but not the Gustavus Adolphus variety then as well as the fascistic, feminized, or childish moronic one it is today in Minnesota.

There used to be lots of Lutheran Churches in Minnesota.   I belonged to a small American synod Lutheran on on Stanford Avenue in St. Paul.   I was Sunday schooled and confirmed there.  Clarence B. Lund was its most dynamic Pastor.  During his leadership of nearly ten years,  he had expanded membership enough to require two preachings on Sundays.  He was exceptionally well educated, gifted in voice both singing and in speech, and was nationally recognized as a leading organist including the pipe organ.   He led in the purchase of lake shore land in Chisago County for summer outdoor  learnings for boys.

At least 100 children ages 8-12 attended Sunday School regularly learning Bible Stories of the Old Testament in particular.   Sermons were reserved for lessons from the New Testament.  Unfortunately, Pastor Lund had a weakness for boys of confirmation age which caused him to move on…..to somewhere in the Lutheran ranks in Denver….music, it was mentioned quietly.

Two years ago at 80, having been ‘unchurched’ for 60 years, I craved for the old days Christmas time, and decided to take a visit to the largest Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Christmas Day….I was aware things had changed….modern hymns of forgetful language and harmony  replaced the old unforgetable beauties our congregations of yesteryear, including even my Dad,  would sing so proudly during service.

The service opened with “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”….one our congregation seven decades ago would also sing along with the Church Choir of about 25 devoted.

At this largest Minneapolis Lutheran Church maybe a quarter of the 500 in audience actually sang along with the choir.   It was the second of two sermons that Christmas Sunday….at a Church which one time  was packed to the brim for each 5 services every Sunday if the year including  the last time I was there for Church  service 60 or more years ago.

Immediately following that introductory Carol, the audience was welcomed by a second tier Minister…..He had a welcoming voice tone…..smiled…..and reminded the audience that today, being Christmas Sunday, was Jesus’ birthday…..and then with child-like giddy tone asked the folks to stand and sing “Happy Birthday” to Jesus.

I couldn’t take it.  It  hurt too much.   Being in Church used to be so uplifting in music and message.  I quietly picked up my coat and left…..it’s the 21st Century  dying America.

Read on to learn more about the Lutheran feminized ‘presence’ in college today.

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/03/25/another-college-creates-and-reports-their-own-fake-racist-propaganda/

BBC’s Coverage of Trump’s Election Night Victory

It is indeed a pleasure to follow the BBC’s coverage of our American Presidential election last November.  I have reviewed ABC, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, CCN, CBS, and Fox coverage at minimum 3 times each, each running between 6 and almost 9 hours….as well as reactions from all ‘stations’ the day after election reality, that Donald J. Trump was indeed elected 45th President of our United States.

With the exception of Fox, the news industry  of the other American six mentioned above performs as an army of leftist bigots…and rarely cover their love for their leftist STATE above all.   MSNBC  leads the list of fanatics….hysterics, led by Chris Wallace and Rachel Maddow whose emotional political  energies arise from  the ears, skip the brain, and rush out the mouth a mile a minute often filled with hate and carp.   They regurgitate hateLeft so rapidly one often can’t keep pace with their drum beats.

Fox folks overall were allergic to Our Donald Trump at best.   Our Donald  tweets…and that was and still is a no no for GOP tubbies.

Folks at CNN are super lefties of the sexist and racist classes.   Van Jones advertised himself as a Communist for a decade or so…and still holds that Conservatives are racists,  nasty to his fellow blacks and should be made to disappear from the world’s ear.

Fox at Trump’s 168-109 electoral victory lead at about the three hour mark, havingjust won Ohio, AND Brit  Socialist BBC, WERE THE ONLY SITES THAT ADVANCED  THE LEFTIST NEW YORK TIMES  ANNOUNCEMENT THAT OUR DONALD J. TRUMP had a 91% chance of becoming the 45th American President….(BBC claimed it was a 95% chance.)

TOTALLY UNEXPECTED….in my view…..with the exception of the black racist utterances from an  American girl (representing American feminism at the BBC counter) who called Our Donald Trump and those of us fond of him….racist bigots, disgustings,  homophobes, women haters, vile this  and  deplorable  that about Trump and his voters (me, for instance)….that her angry  Hillary pronounced so often about us.

I have to confess what I sensed  from the BBC Election Night in America, Part III below:   nearly the entire British Staff covering BBC television production had a field day of fun rooting for Our Donald from the very beginning…..the only television production Brit or American which seemed profoundly enjoying the night:

If you can find the time, view the entire evening BBC coverage of our 2016 American presidential election night  by clicking below:

PRAGER UNIVERSITY: IF THERE IS NO GOD, MURDER ISN’T WRONG!!

(WITHOUT GOOD, THERE IS NO BAD!   ONLY THINKING MAKES IT SO!)
                                                      . . . . .
“Is murder wrong? How do you know? In this week’s video, Dennis Prager shows why, unless there is a God who says murder is wrong, believing murder is immoral is, well, just an opinion. And what happens when entire societies stop believing in God? As Dennis explains, the 20th century provides some tragic answers.
Presented by

DENNIS PRAGER

If there is no God, murder isn’t wrong. You may think it’s wrong, but how do you know it’s wrong? As Dennis Prager explains, without God, all morality is mere opinion.

Please click below to be refreshed regarding the obvious our today’s   American Leftists  refuse to know.

https://www.prageru.com/courses/religionphilosophy/if-there-no-god-murder-isnt-wrong

How Do Christians Survive in an American Educational System Devoted to Atheism, Feminism, Black Racism and Open Borders?

…..   besides aiding and supporting   the Donald?

Mark Waldeland sent the following article from the Stream:

Christians Should Not Surrender the Fight for Our Culture

by Michael Brown  at  the Stream:

As Christians, we must let our light shine before an onlooking, skeptical, and mocking world.

“Whenever I hear Christian leaders talk about the inevitable collapse of the church of America (or elsewhere) I ask myself, “But hasn’t Jesus risen from the dead? Didn’t He ascend to the right hand of the Father? Hasn’t all authority in heaven and earth been given to Him? And aren’t we commanded to go and make disciples in His name and by His authority?”

If so, how then we can speak of any inevitable collapse of the church (or, specifically, of Christian society), regardless of how inevitable that collapse appears to human eyes?

I therefore differ strongly with conservative journalist Rod Dreher who has written, “The culture war that began with the Sexual Revolution in the 1960s has now ended in defeat for Christian conservatives. … Don’t be fooled: the upset presidential victory of Donald Trump has at best given us a bit more time to prepare for the inevitable” (my emphasis; from his new book The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation)……..”  Please do read on:

https://stream.org/christians-should-not-surrender-the-fight-for-our-culture/

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BEAUTY IN AMERICA’S GODLESS, FASCIST, LEFTIST WORLD TODAY

Beauty:  — arrives to  America rarely these days.   It has become a Godless place, this United States of America ruled by Democrats and other such leftist, fascist kind trained by the Godless at your university and college from American coast to American coast.  Shakespeare was “raised” a human male during the latter part of the 16th century England.

I am in my dying years of a wonderful American Godfearing life.  I was taught to discover God and “his” beauty, at home, school, Church, at newspaper, by family  and society….after all, if one wants to be simple about JudeoChristianity, God and Beauty both govern the Soul….as I was taught by old maid school teacher after old maid school teacher of the most learned Godfearing kind during my most formative years of learning right from wrong, beauty from ugliness.

I was in ninth grade when I was forced to read and learn the words of the following  written utterance by William Shakespeare by a red-wigged, 100 year old appearing,  90 pound or less relic of a magnificent world passing by,  Mabel Wicker.

I couldn’t read books….Dyslexia hadn’t been ‘invented’ then.   But, I could read encyclopedias, newspapers and remember  words if I had heard such words before reading them….

Sometimes Beauty appears in Life rising  from the Ugly, the Evil and Wicked, I was told.   Miss Mabel Wicker made me recognize and seek beauty in  this Shakespeare, a craving which has never left me  to this very day.

I was forced to learn the following soliloquy for its beauty and content…at age 14……

Its utterance was designed to occur in Scotland of yesteryear, Thane Macbeth and his wife, had slipped into evil  to gain power by  plotting and committing a murder…..one of the Ten Commandments a JudeoChristian of that period and ours, must avoid committing to remain in the world of God’s Grace….in the thinking animal’s war between   good and evil….

Their evil was exposed….punishment was approaching.  Lady Macbeth’s wife chose to  commit suicide, leaving the  Thane  alone to face  his impending doom,  as the ‘righteous’ were advancing to  claim society’s  justice.

Shakespeare’s Godless Macbeth turns to Truth of his  atheist’s  death…..in words, never, never made more beautiful for the Godfearing human ear and soul to absorb…..

“To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.”

Shakespeare is no longer taught in feminized, black racist, and leftist Latino America today!   Beauty and God have been made to disappear at Harvard!!!

Trump’s Loyalists are for Real!

Why It’s So Hard for Democrats to Pick Off Trump Supporters

A cultural disconnect with the Democratic Party helped create a bond with him, and they trust him to protect their economic interests.

by  Josh Kraushaar   at National Journal:

“Focus groups can be self-ful­filling Rorschach tests, with prac­ti­tion­ers cherry-pick­ing the parts that fit their pre­con­ceived nar­rat­ive. But it’s non­ethe­less use­ful to pay close at­ten­tion to Demo­crat­ic poll­ster Stan­ley Green­berg’s find­ings from a group of Ma­comb County, Michigan sup­port­ers of Pres­id­ent Trump, all in­de­pend­ents and Demo­crats. The fine print of these swing voters’ re­ac­tions is as sig­ni­fic­ant as Green­berg’s con­clu­sion that Demo­crats can win back some Trump voters by pivot­ing left­ward on eco­nom­ic is­sues.

The full re­port should be read by any Demo­crat in­ter­ested in for­ging a path back to power with Trump in of­fice. For all the anti-Trump sen­ti­ment cours­ing through the coun­try, many will find Green­berg’s find­ings sober­ing. Yes, Demo­crats could win a small slice of Trump voters by ad­opt­ing a more eco­nom­ic­ally pop­u­list mes­sage geared to­wards the Mid­west­ern states. But the cul­tur­al dis­con­nect between Trump’s voters and the op­pos­i­tion is so wide that it’s hard to see Demo­crats mak­ing com­prom­ises with this siz­able, dis­af­fected con­stitu­ency.

Green­berg has ex­tens­ive ex­per­i­ence in Ma­comb County, where he con­duc­ted a series of sem­in­al stud­ies of Re­agan Demo­crats in the 1980s. Barack Obama com­fort­ably won the county twice—by a 4-point mar­gin in 2012—lead­ing Green­berg to con­clude that the county’s leg­acy as a work­ing-class bell­weth­er was out­dated. But its leg­acy re­turned with a ven­geance last year, giv­ing Trump a whop­ping 12-point vic­tory, and provid­ing him his mar­gin of vic­tory in a tra­di­tion­ally Demo­crat­ic state.

Here are some of Green­berg’s most con­sequen­tial find­ings:

Trump’s base is ex­traordin­ar­ily loy­al. Not a single one of the 35 Trump voters sur­veyed said they had any re­grets about their vote for Trump, des­pite the swirl of con­tro­ver­sies con­sum­ing the White House. They agreed that Trump “gives them hope” when he speaks. “They ac­cept Trump’s ver­sion of the news and facts, and their re­ac­tions to videos of his press con­fer­ences and in­ter­views re­in­forced that point,” Green­berg writes. Trump’s au­then­ti­city—the idea that he is “blunt,” “out­spoken,” and “not afraid to speak out”—is a huge selling point to his base. They view Re­pub­lic­an con­gres­sion­al lead­ers as shifty and ca­ter­ing to the wealthy, but view Trump’s motives as heart­felt.

This loy­alty has con­sequences for the GOP’s le­gis­lat­ive agenda: TheWash­ing­ton Post fea­tured a front-page story this week about a Ten­ness­ee wo­man who be­lieved Trump, with some di­vine in­ter­fer­ence, helped her af­ford health in­sur­ance thanks to a gen­er­ous sub­sidy. The real­ity was that the sub­sidy was a part of Pres­id­ent Obama’s ori­gin­al law, and would likely be rolled back as a res­ult of Re­pub­lic­an re­forms.

To take a page from James Carville, “It’s the cul­ture, stu­pid.”…….”  Please read on below!

https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/649405?unlock=XDZICLLE1MJSYLP3