• 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

Feminized Democrats Demanding Government Nursing Forever!?!

Radicalized Democrats: Destroying the Country and Their Own Party

by Jake Hoffman at American Thinker:

From the wee hours of the morning on November 9, 2016, as they grappled with the sting of President-Elect Donald Trump triumphing over the anointed Queen of the Swamp, Democrats have been radicalizing by the minute.

Objective Americans have witnessed the transformation of JFK-style classical liberals into Marxist protégés even the namesake himself would be proud to call his pupils, not to mention the hostile takeover of the Democratic Party by the “three home-owning multi-millionaire,” Bernie Sanders, and “I’m not an expert on American-Israeli policy, but let me comment on it anyway” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The Democratic Party is soon to be more aptly referenced as the Democratic Socialist Party.

And it’s not as if the Democrats don’t have the resolve to combat such a monumental shift to the left.  They’ve certainly been known to fight when something has truly mattered to them – like the times when they fought tooth and nail to unanimously oppose the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, giving citizenship to freed slaves and an equal right to vote for all, respectively.  Or the time when they overwhelmingly opposed abolishing slavery by fighting to kill the 13th Amendment.

If Democrats really opposed the radicalization of their own party, they would fight it, but the quiet truth is that they welcome it.

Whether by choice or necessity, radicalized Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, and the rest of the bunch welcome the violence of groups like the Alt-Left Antifa thugs, the anti-Americanism being normalized for millions of impressionable young sports fans when athletes kneel during the National Anthem, and the anti-police mentality being homogenized within our inner-city and minority communities by political propagandists like Black Lives Matter.

Radicalized Democrats welcome the intentional confusion and sexualization of our children through concepts like gender fluidity, pre-teen sexual experimentation, gender-neutral bathrooms and locker rooms, mandatory pornographic sex education, abortions on demand, and more.  These extremist concepts may fly in pockets of San Francisco – the city that hands out tens of thousands of needles each year to homeless drug addicts and has recently been described as dirtier than many third-world countries – but they are resoundingly unacceptable to the overwhelming majority of taxpaying, hardworking, freedom-loving Americans throughout the rest of the country.

Radicalized Democrats welcome the complete and utter degradation of law and order as documented abuses of power and rampant corruption go unpunished because the FBI agents are “with her.”  Just last week, Nancy Pelosi had the temerity to suggest that Democrats – the Party that failed to demand answers for even a single Hillary Clinton corruption scandal – are the party responsible for rooting out corruption.  Nancy has been known to say some idiotic things, but this truly exceeds all expectations of her lunacy.

Not only does the Democrats’ double standard damage their credibility as a party, but it threatens one of the foundational tenants of our society: rule of law.

Radicalized Democrats welcome the erosion of trust in the media and fan the flames of fake news-promulgators like CNN, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.  Consider that even at a time when the distrust of the establishment elite is at an all-time high, a CNN producer was caught on video calling the Trump-Russia story “b——-” while the network continued to run with it as the top story for months.  The radical left, both inside and out of the mainstream media machine, has resorted to lying in an effort to achieve its political goals without regard for the negative consequences it has had and will continue to have on our nation.

Instead of engaging in vigorous and civil debate, radicalized Democrats welcome the totalitarian censorship of ideas they disagree with – whether on college campuses, in the public square, or online through social media.  The left, which claims to stand for freedom of choice, has yet to be held accountable for this censorship blunder.  Instead, leftists have created justification for even moreaggressive censorship under the false pretext of fostering “conversational health” and “tolerance,” which is really just leftist code for “agree with me or you will be silenced.”

While political shape-shifters like Obama, Schumer, Pelosi and Clinton opined about the need for strong border policy as recently as 2009, radicalized Democrats now welcome the voluntary abrogation of our national sovereignty and security through unabashed open borders and amnesty-centric immigration policy that, according to data from the Government Accountability Office, equates to 438 “homicide arrests of criminal [illegal] aliens” each and every year since 1955 – more than 25,000 in total.

As opposed to retooling their party platform and political agenda to better appeal to a black community no longer inclined to vote by rote for Democrat, radicalized Democrats have instead continued to encourage the genocide of the black community through the ritualistic annual disbursement of more than 500 million taxpayer dollars to the nation’s largest abortion mill, Planned Parenthood.

Despite the left’s laughable narrative on Russia, the only obvious subversion of our republic stems from radicalized Democrats’ own network of shadowy multi-billionaire donors like George Soros and Tom Steyer, among others, who seek to undermine and exploit our nation’s electoral process for their own gain.

Radicalized Democrats mandate that pre-teens and teens need parental permission in order to receive a Tylenol from a school nurse or participate in a school-sanctioned field trip to the zoo, while simultaneously demanding that those same girls have the incontrovertible right to a surgical abortion without their parents even being notified.

Radicalized Democrats believe that the same government that is demonstrably incapable of delivering quality health care to America’s approximately 20 million veterans should be responsible for providing health care for nearly 330 million Americans through a “Medicare for All” program – a decision that would lead to care rationing and British-style death panels, to be sure.

As if there weren’t a bridge too far for the left, radicalized Democrats now demand the abolition of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), an agency that, according to President Trump and Senator Lankford, in collaboration with Border Patrol, is responsible for apprehending on average ten terrorists per day trying to enter the United States illegally.

It doesn’t take a sociopolitical expert to follow the signs to the ultimately destructive end that the Democrats’ extremist positions and policies will have on our nation in both the short and long terms.  The real question is why.

Why would Democrats radicalize to the point that they run the risk of destroying the very nation that gives them refuge and prosperity?  The answer is simple: desperation.  The American people have largely woken up to the long con of the left, forcing radicalized Democrats to the realization that on the battlefield of ideas, they lose, and they lose big.

Democrats recognize that if they lose on the battlefield of ideas, they can win only through the smoky cloud of chaos and division, wherein Americans are pitted against each other like  gladiators in the Colosseum.  To this end, the left has been strategically dismantling the bedrock institutions that have made America the freest, most prosperous nation the world has ever known.

While all the eyes should have been focused on the Republicans and how we would embrace Trump’s brand of conservatism, the Democrats fumbled – in truly epic fashion – whatever opportunity they thought they might have had to regain their death grip on the levers of power.

As is common with addicts, the Democrats’ uncontrollable and intensifying desire to regain control and oppose everything coming out of the White House has caused them to reveal the sinister intentions of their party.

Like drugs and pornography, their addiction to radicalization has become a self-perpetuating devolution, a race to the bottom of sorts, where greater and greater extremes are needed to continue satisfying their appetite for rage and division.  Sadly, society knows the ultimate outcome of addiction: an unyielding downward spiral into total self-destruction – a fate that Democrats may face sooner rather than later, given their current trajectory.

The pending implosion of the Democratic Party is not something that should make conservatives rest easy, as such chaos within a major political Party may ultimately spread to the rest of the country like a cancer.

The radicalization of the Democrats should only serve as further evidence that we are winning and must continue to fight harder on the battlefield of ideas, for freedom’s sake.


MN Man, John Hinderaker, Visits the Minnesota State Fair


Today, I spent the afternoon at the Minnesota State Fair. I was on the radio for 2 1/2 hours with my friends Ed Morrissey and Lee Michaels of AM 1280 the Patriot. Minnesota’s State Fair is one of the world’s great events. Even the New York Times, which is rarely right about anything, has acknowledged as much.

If you have never been to the Minnesota State Fair, photos accompany the Times story. Like this, for example:

Which gives you some idea. Today I was probably the only Fairgoer dressed in a coat and tie and carrying a briefcase. What can I say? I was coming from my office and was on company time.

All Minnesota politicians work the Fair. (It was at the Fair that Al Franken encountered one or more of his #MeToo women.) It is a unique opportunity to talk with a broad cross-section of Minnesotans–Americans, that is–and learn what is on their minds. Today at the Patriot booth, we interviewed my Congressman, Jason Lewis, who is running for re-election in a bellwether swing district; Doug Wardlow, the Republican who is running against Keith Ellison for Attorney General; and Karin Housley, the Senate candidate who I think may score a major win for the GOP.

These candidates’ comments on their State Fair experiences were strikingly similar. They all noted the yawning chasm between the “news” as reported on cable TV stations and in the liberal media, and the concerns expressed by State Fairgoers. No one cares about Paul Manafort. No one cares about Amaroso, or whatever her name is. Everyone knows taxes have been cut, and everyone knows the economy has taken off. There is massive support for continuing the policies of the Trump administration. Impeachment? No one is talking about it, but the last thing voters want is to derail the successes of the last year and a half.

In my opinion, Minnesota State Fairgoers are as good a cross-section of American voters as you can find. And, despite the old-time roots music at the Farmers Union booth–the Farmers Union still exists, apparently–and a pretty darn good 60s band at the AFL-CIO booth, it doesn’t appear that many Minnesotans are buying what the far Left is selling. That is probably a pretty good microcosm of American voters.

I am very much tuned into this, since I have been invited to testify before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress next Thursday, a week from tomorrow, on the effects of the Trump tax cuts on Minnesota’s economy. Those effects have been positive, to say the least. I think voters across America, not just in Minnesota, have noticed. I will have more to say about my Joint Economic Committee appearance in due course.

To wrap up, here is a photo of me with Karin Housley following our interview. I told her I would only post it on my family’s chat line. Sorry, Karin, I changed my mind:

Karin Housley is one of the nicest and most hard-working people I have met in politics, and she is a solid conservative. You can help her by going here to donate. She represents a real opportunity for a Senate pickup. Trust me on this one.

Similarly, my friend Jason Lewis is in a tight re-election race in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. He won in 2016 by 1.7%, and the Democrats are running the same candidate, lesbian activist Angie Craig, this time. If Republicans carry districts like Minnesota’s 2nd, we will hold the House. If not, we won’t. Jason is a long-time talk radio host and both a principled and a practical conservative–the sort of person we need more of in Washington. You can contribute to his campaign here. Again, I vouch for Jason as a worthy conservative candidate who won’t go swamp on us, and whose seat is vital to maintaining control of the House.

Finally, if you don’t want a Nation of Islam has-been; an abolish-ICE, sanctuary state, no-borders leftist; a multiple domestic abuser; and a life-long advocate for cop-killers elected Attorney General of Minnesota, where his entire agenda will be bedeviling the Trump administration, not enforcing the laws–many of which he is opposed to and has pledged to disregard–go here to contribute to Doug Wardlow’s campaign. Doug is a good guy and the alternative to a truly dark future for Minnesota law enforcement.

When I watch cable news, I get depressed. When I spend an afternoon at the State Fair, I think there is still hope. Let’s make it happen!



(Proof not all is gray, fascistic, sulky and Ellison in Minnesota……at least for a day!)

Thank God America Has Met Dennis Prager!!


Learning has been my drug of favor and flavor since I was in first grade public school in 1939.  It is an absolute Truth!   In those days families had real Mothers….those ladies, real ladies, who ran the house and managed the neighborhoods while fathers worked from 48 hours every week….and families, most anyway, went together to Church on Sundays…every one of the Sundays!

Before Church Service where I attended from four years old to ten, Mother sent me to Sunday School where Bible learnings were distributed by  wonderfully gifted and learned  old maid public school teachers.   “Learning”  the Bible would help me be good “in thought and deed”  in the face of God and Country along with the 10 Commandments!….was the general theme.  American mothers were well educated in those times.   They barely exist today…Most are rarely home!

I wrote the following article below on August 30, 2010.   A reader at this site had noted it.   I never much liked the Minnesota State Fair…ever.  But I was lured those five or six or more years when Dennis Prager “lectured” Dennis Prager style at his Dennis Prager booth….I was a public high school teacher of “Modern Problems” and Russian here in the Twin Cities my first years of ‘adult’ labor, begun  fifty eight years ago….a year or five before the beginning of  fascist and sex riots-revolution which laid seed to the disappearance of teaching knowledge ‘breeding’ the empty-headed noise makers rioting, destroying for fun so popular in our pathetic Leftist America today especially in Congress and the Press.

I met Our Dennis on radio in late October, 2004.   A close friend of mine, wise and a gifted portrait artist, had discovered him a month or two earlier on some strange radio network while working on his paintings.

Most American ‘adult’ Jews making noise in American politics this past decade or four were, are obnoxious arrogant lefties, often dishonest Democrats making name and money starring on television and in news editorials and reports.  Alan Dershowitz, then worshiper of fascistic ACLU gods starred with  much mouth on television for decades was particularly arrogant.

Dennis Prager, a conservative Jew!  I was raised in a Jewish minority urban community, attended such populated  schools all the way into college.  They almost all were wealthy and  serious students….But, I had never met a conservative Jew who admitted  so  in public!  Since that first Prager lesson broadcast in 2004, I have spent more hours listening to Our Dennis on radio than watching television programs other than news.


“I went to the Minnesota State Fair today.   Not for the long walks, or the ferris wheel, or chocolate covered hot dogs…..but to see Dennis Prager return to the Fair after a two-year hiatus.

Welcome back, Dennis!

I had trouble finding the Patriot location, for it has been moved to a location where the audience area is even smaller that in years past.  Nevertheless, the area was packed with fans.

If State Republican officials  had any brains….and I believe most of them have occasional impulses which suggest occasional activity, (but I can’t be sure)  they would secure funding for the Patriot to have a location where 40-50 people could sit for three hours as Dennis does his Dennis thing.

In addition this punditless organization  should invite Dennis to present his basic Prager University curriculum to state conservative candidates to broaden and deepen their understandings of the battle America presently is suffering with the Obama Marxism invasion into American politics.  Then there might become stronger, more confident candidates motivated by  Prager’s better America  messages which would elect more conservatives to  build for America’s better future.

As it was today, about that number of people lingered around for a half-hour or more being replaced by about the same number throughout  Dennis’ three-hour  radio program.  Most stood.

The best of the many important Dennis messages of the day was Dennis’ review of the  mass media, meaning LEFTWING reporting, in otherwords America’s city papers, news agencies, and television “news” programs, coverage of the Glenn Beck event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC over the weekend.

“Race” was the theme common to nearly all of these sources.   And the race was a bad one…WHITE.  The reportings emphasized uniformly as if written by a single person, that the 200,000 or so crowd was overwhelmingly, or predominantly white.

To the Lefties  any group where conservatives congregate is a racist crowd doing racist things…….and are to be thought of as criminals and troublemakers worthy of nothing but disgust and dismissal…….and to some, of arrest.

And Dennis is so right in reminding the public, Americans learn this hate and bigotry in college.   The American university, including the system here in our state,  teaches a lesson to be memorized and forever remembered,  that society is to be judged by its gender, class, and racial mix.  If it isn’t at least 1-1-1 equal female, equal pay, and equally black, it is an uncivilized society and must be reformed.    Ideally their Marxist paradise should be a society dominated by females, union workers, and blacks because that is the heart of the Democrat gang of victimhoods.

Dennis mentioned that there are a number of crowds which are overwhelmingly white, that these lefty mainstream reporters seem to miss in their race count judgments.

Al Franken’s  political booth not far from the Patriot booth had whites only  attending (only three of them……and they were definitely white).  Would the press note that as a staple in their racism agenda?

Never.  Al  isn’t a conservative!  (Thank God!)

What about the Minnesota Orchestra presenting  Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto?  Its audiences are overwhelmingly white…..does the Strib ever refer  to the all white crowd in attendance as a slur to the event and those attending?  Would the New York Times?

I contend that racism is a fundamental tenet of the present Democrat Party dogma.   It makes these Marxists and Liberals  feel good…..and thus they  do their harm to America.

Dennis Prager is a great teacher.   Perhaps the greatest teacher  clarifying America’s values wars, and the history and nature of these conflicts.

America’s best thinkers and writers today are conservative.  It is a good time to be an American when Dennis Prager is on your side.”

Fascistic Democrats’ Drive to Destroy America’s Donald Era May Cause Leftist Trouble Makers BIG TIME!!!


by John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:

It is a sign of the times: the Democrats are delirious at the prospect of impeaching President Trump–not because he had an adulterous dalliance with a porn performer, which would have been considered a bad thing in the pre-Bill Clinton era, but rather because his payoff to her ostensibly constituted a campaign finance violation. For which no one is punished, ever, except Dinesh D’Souza.

Some Democrats, like Nancy Pelosi, are trying to keep a lid on the talk about impeachment until after November. She says impeaching Trump “isn’t a priority.” Not sure what that means; I think she is saying she will get to it eventually, assuming the Dems win a House majority. Which they probably will, according to most commentators.

Given that Democrats have been talking about impeaching Trump since before his inauguration, many don’t take the current hysteria seriously. But those who do consider what will happen if Trump is impeached: Mike Pence will be president. Instead of the connoisseur of porn performers, we will have the guy who won’t eat dinner alone with a woman other than his wife. (Everything that has happened in the last 25 years supports the wisdom of this rule, but that is a subject for another day.)

The thought should be sobering if you are a Democrat. An unapologetic, traditional conservative, dedicated to continuing the successful policies of the Trump administration, in the White House, and running for re-election? Bring it on!

Then again, we have the much more likely possibility that Trump isn’t convicted in the Senate. The chance of that is approximately zero. Then Trump runs for re-election in 2020, perhaps under this banner. “Individual 1” is how Trump was identified in certain documents related to the Cohen prosecution.

Democrats: pick your poison!



Reality of today’s rise of Fascism in our once God-fearing America

As I understand “it”, Google dictates in Google world whether this article or any article…even if using the Prager name or otherwise….is worthy of being read ala-Google  by any  public according to  today’s LEFTIST SOCIALIST DICTATES OR HABITS OF THOSE WHO RUN and/or Decide for GOOGLE and others google-like, all apparently neo-fascists of small print, if truth could be told….but fascists none the less.

I was born in 1934…during the Depression….but  before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.   Families had mothers AND fathers in those days.  Fathers worked 48 hours a week, but were “free” with family on Sundays.   “Free with family” meant Sunday morning was for Church attendance; the rest of the day was free “with family”…..including uncles and aunts, grandparents, and in my Mother’s family case, my Great Grandmother Kraft who spoke only German, but understood English.  She possessed all of her German mind and family status faculties until she died at age 98 in 1947.

Most stores, shops, business were closed on Sundays in the Twin Cities where I lived.

And then there was THE WAR when our new 1941 Plymouth sedan became stored in our family garage until autumn, 1945.  Although there were  moments of gangster John Dillinger popping in and out of St. Paul during the 1930s,   crime seemed to have disappeared from concern in  the city until the mid 1960s when  the sexual, black,  druggie and peacenik revolution changed our American family seemingly forever.

National Socialism began to stir and explode at university.   Seeking God and Truth had begun to  disappear from America,   There were ” no longer any differences to be established between the human male and human female.  Socialist equality Soviet style became the religion of our day…..Free, free at last, to be equally controlled by the rising smoke and odor of authoritarian leftist government…one sex, one class, one Google, one Facebook, one fascist world without the JudeoChristian God.

Free, free, and “safe” at  last to live alone, think alone, know nothing alone, and talk alone.

Whatever happened to Truth?   Are humans all created Lefties, Feminists uneducated by the  dictates,  realities of Americana today…its fake news,  its CNN’s, PBS’s, MSNBC’s and their such, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Washington Post, and their  fake “Liberal Arts”  universities and school teachings?  Is  their small elite creating a dictatorship over the masses; the poor and ignorant who have not yet intellectually risen to the stature of Lying Adam Schiff, fascist Bernie Sanders or  Crooked Hillary?

Let’s play with a bit of today’s Leftism….its Love for One Party Fascism and Feminism!

They in the USA preach the human female and male are the same  beings, but its  feminists of all colors, shapes, sexes, and sizes have been made unequal due to the meanness, even the evil of the sly human male…..those foul Republicans.

So be it!  If one lives in a free country, one can still learn stupid and dangerous things, for sure!    I was lucky.  I was born an American male, genetically driven to be curious, to become  learned, “amass”  knowledge to pierce the unknown  from 1939 to about three years ago when I seemed to begin  relying more on memory  than amassing knowledge.

I,  Churched and schooled, discovered  early that the human male animal is born a killer.  Being a thinking animal I was taught to be a child of God…of goodness….decency….to do unto others as I would have them do unto me…..and so became  GodFearing  rising and living “above the animal state”  dictatorships such as NATIONAL SOCIALIST GERMANY, AND SOVIET SOCIALIST USSR AND MAO COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST CHINA, or believing in today’s American ADAM SCHIFF SOCIALIST-DEMOCRAT POLITICAL PARTY!

I learned from existing, teaching, and learning, that the human female animal is born DITSY!   She is driven primarily by ‘feelings’…..”not curiosity” to be secure rather than exploring or problem solving!

Whether in China, Russia, Central Africa, or Nordic Europe or America…..the “he” is ‘heavenly’,  ‘genetically’ gifted, driven,  to be curious, to wonder “why” and respond genetically!  He is  to find his space and role in life.  He begins  still as crawling  child,  his drive to snoop, to  explore, to  “feel” the world around him !

The she of the living  species and culture, is, of course, equal in value to  the human male, for she produces and early protects the child itself.    However, the he, as an animal,  is born  in nearly every culture  to protect ‘her and child’.   He is programmed to problem solve, to  hunt, to build, to explore, to defend, to  die to save home, country or village.


Freedom is NOT A NATURAL  FEMALE DRIVE….SECURITY IS.    Seeking Truth is also not a natural female drive.  FEELINGS ARE  by instinct!

Which American communications industry would publish or report such a Truth generalized as the above to today’s American public?

Do know and remember that fascistic Google  has zapped 80 or so of those terrific five minute  Prager University freedom articles from its ‘files’ for the American and other public to view!  Why were they made to disappear?    ANSWER….

They didn’t fit its leftist god management!?  ghr

Unions May Be Forced to Disclose Finances….What Are Teacher Unions Going to do NOW?


Union Report: More Bad News for Unions — Many May Have to Disclose Their Finances

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images

by Mike Antonucci                                          (Article sent by Mark Waldeland.)

Mike Antonucci’s Union Report appears Wednesdays; see the full archive

Most of what members and the general public know about how unions spend dues money comes courtesy of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) of 1959. Unions subject to the law are required to itemize virtually every financial transaction they make and file an annual report, known as an LM-2. Because of the LM-2, members and the public know how much unions have spent on ballot initiatives, contributions to advocacy groups, and compensation to each officer and employee.

The law was interpreted from the beginning to apply only to unions operating in the private sector. That may be about to change, however, and it will have dramatic consequences for affiliates of many public employee unions — particularly teachers unions — that have been operating out of the public eye.

Before I can explain how or why, we’ll need a short history lesson. I’ll try to make it as painless as possible.

The LMRDA was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Phillip Landrum of Georgia and Republican Rep. Robert Griffin of Michigan, which is why the law is often referred to as the Landrum-Griffin Act. It came about as a result of corruption and mob influence in industrial trade unions during the 1950s. The law set rules for fair and open elections, detailed the rights of union members, and provided for the disclosure of union expenditures.

The bill passed by a 357-55 margin in the House, and 95-2 in the Senate.

The LMRDA defines a “labor organization” as existing for the purpose of “dealing with employers” on workplace issues “in an industry affecting commerce.” But the act’s language also excludes governments and political subdivisions from its definition of “employer.”

Unions whose membership consists entirely of government employees are not, and have never been, subject to the provisions of the LMRDA. However, if a union has even a single member employed in the private sector, it was, and is, required to abide by the act’s provisions.

How this works in practice can be illustrated by looking at the National Education Association. Some of its state affiliates enroll members who work in the private sector. The Pennsylvania State Education Association, for example, has members who are private sector nurses and health professionals. PSEA is required to file an LM-2. Because those PSEA members are also members of NEA, NEA is also required to file an LM-2.

Most NEA state affiliates, like the California Teachers Association and the New Jersey Education Association, have no private sector members and have never filed an LM-2.

The LMRDA also established rules and disclosure requirements for union trusteeships, which refers to the process used by national and state unions to take control of an affiliate, usually because of malfeasance or a financial crisis. The interpretation of the law enabled NEA to escape any formal scrutiny of trusteeships it placed over its state affiliates in Indiana, South Carolina, and Alabama during the past 13 years. Even though NEA, which established the trusteeships, is subject to the LMRDA, the Department of Labor did not exercise oversight because those three affiliates have only public sector members.

In 2003, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule change that contained a new interpretation of language in the LMRDA, stating that “any conference, general committee, joint or system board, or joint council” that is “subordinate to a national or international labor organization” is subject to the act. In other words, if your union was affiliated with a national union regulated by LMRDA, your union was also regulated by LMRDA.

The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers wasted no time in filing suit on behalf of 39 state affiliates that would be affected. Alabama Education Association v. Chao bounced through the courts for years, with unions first winning a summary judgment, followed by a government appeal that resulted in a decision remanding the issue to the Labor Department “to provide a reasoned explanation for its new policy.”

In March 2008 the D.C. District Court ruled that the secretary of labor had acted within her authority and granted a summary judgment against the unions. In February 2009 the court denied the unions’ motion for reconsideration, clearing the way for the LMRDA to be enforced on all those affiliates.

But, as you may recall, by February 2009 we had a new president of the United States. His Labor Department had no intention or motivation to apply the LMRDA to public employee unions, and so it did not do so, instead assuring the unions it would abide by the traditional interpretation.

That’s how things stood until last year, when, as you may also recall, another new president of the United States was sworn in. Eventually his Labor Department quietly announced it would return to the 2003 interpretation.

The Labor Department has not responded to my request for a timeline for the enactment of the regulation. It does not appear that any additional formal action has been taken.

I would expect NEA and other public employee unions to mount another legal challenge with the hope of at least running out the clock on the Trump administration. The previous court rulings will make that more difficult this time.

If the regulation goes into effect and is enforced, many teachers union affiliates will have to disclose how they spend virtually every dues dollar, at the very time when teachers are free to decide whether or not they will hand over those dollars to the union. The LM-2 could become the Consumer Reports for teachers as they make that choice.








The Collapse of JudeoChristian America…..Hello Lefty Fascism!

The 10 Most Destructive Americans of My 8 Decades

by Frank Hawkins  at American Thinker:

America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life. Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism and open borders. The president of the United States is threatened with impeachment because the other side doesn’t like him. The once reasonably unbiased American media has evolved into a hysterical left wing mob. How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime? Who are the main culprits? Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans of the last 80 years.

10) Mark Felt – Deputy director of the FBI, aka “Deep Throat” during the Watergate scandal. This was the first public instance of a senior FBI officially directly interfering in America’s political affairs. Forerunner of James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and Andrew McCabe.

9) Bill Ayers– Represents the deep and ongoing leftist ideological damage to our education system. An unrepentant American terrorist who evaded punishment, he devoted his career to radicalizing American education and pushing leftist causes. Ghost wrote Obama’s book, “Dreams of My Father.”

8) Teddy Kennedy – Most folks remember Teddy as the guy who left Mary Joe Kopechne to die in his car at Chappaquiddick. The real damage came after he avoided punishment for her death and became a major Democrat force in the US Senate, pushing through transformative liberal policies in health care and education.  The real damage was the 1965 Hart-Cellar immigration bill he pushed hard for that changed the quota system to increase the flow of third world people without skills into the US and essentially ended large-scale immigration from Europe.

7) Walter Cronkite – Cronkite was a much beloved network anchor who began the politicalization of America’s news media with his infamous broadcast from Vietnam that described the Tet Offensive as a major victory for the Communists and significantly turned the gullible American public against the Vietnam War. In fact, the Tet offensive was a military disaster for the NVA and Viet Cong, later admitted by North Vietnamese military leaders. Decades later Cronkite admitted he got the story wrong. But it was too late.  The damage was done.

6) Bill and Hillary Clinton—It’s difficult to separate Team Clinton. Bill’s presidency was largely benign as he was a relative fiscal conservative who rode the remaining benefits of the Reagan era. But his sexual exploits badly stained the Oval Office and negatively affected America’s perception of the presidency. In exchange for financial support, he facilitated the transfer of sensitive military technology to the Chinese.  Hillary, a Saul Alinsky acolyte, is one of the most vicious politicians of my lifetime, covering up Bill’s sexual assaults by harassing and insulting the exploited women and peddling influence around the globe in exchange for funds for the corrupt Clinton Foundation. She signed off on the sale of 20% of the US uranium reserve to the Russians after Bill received a $500,000 speaking fee in Moscow and the foundation (which supported the Clinton’s regal lifestyle) received hundreds of millions of dollars from those who benefited from the deal.  Between them, they killed any honor that might have existed in the dark halls of DC.

5) Valerie Jarrett – The Rasputin of the Obama administration.  A Red Diaper baby, her father, maternal grandfather and father-in-law (Vernon Jarrett who was a close friend and ally of Obama mentor Frank Marshall Davis) were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government. She has been in Obama’s ear for his entire political career pushing a strong anti-American, Islamist, anti-Israeli, socialist/communist, cling-to-power agenda.

4) Jimmy Carter  – Carter ignited modern day radical Islam by abandoning the Shah and paving the way for Ayatollah Khomeini to take power in Tehran. Iran subsequently became the main state sponsor and promoter of international Islamic terrorism.  When Islamists took over our embassy in Tehran, Carter was too weak to effectively respond thus strengthening the rule of the radical Islamic mullahs.

3) Lyndon Johnson – Johnson turned the Vietnam conflict into a major war for America. It could have ended early if he had listened to the generals instead of automaker Robert McNamara. The ultimate result was: 1) 58,000 American military deaths and collaterally tens of thousands of American lives damaged; and 2) a war that badly divided America and created left wing groups that evaded the draft and eventually gained control of our education system.  Even worse, his so-called War on Poverty led to the destruction of American black families with a significant escalation of welfare and policies designed to keep poor families dependent on the government (and voting Democrat) for their well-being. He deliberately created a racial holocaust that is still burning today. A strong case could be made for putting him at the top of this list.

2) Barack Hussein Obama – Obama set up America for a final defeat and stealth conversion from a free market society to socialism/communism. As we get deeper into the Trump presidency, we learn more each day about how Obama politicized and compromised key government agencies, most prominently the FBI, the CIA and the IRS, thus thoroughly shaking the public’s confidence in the federal government to be fair and unbiased in its activities. He significantly set back race and other relations between Americans by stoking black grievances and pushing radical identity politics. Obama’s open support for the Iranian mullahs and his apologetic “lead from behind” foreign policy seriously weakened America abroad. His blatant attempt to interfere in Israel’s election trying to unseat Netanyahu is one of the most shameful things ever done by an American president.

1) John Kerry – Some readers will likely say Kerry does not deserve to be number one on this list. I have him here because I regard him as the most despicable American who ever lived.  After his three faked Purple Hearts during his cowardly service in Vietnam, he was able to leave the US Navy early. As a reserve naval officer and in clear violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, he traveled to Paris and met privately with the NVA and the Viet Cong. He returned to the United States parroting the Soviet party line about the war and testified before Congress comparing American soldiers to the hordes of Genghis Khan. It was a clear case of treason, giving aid and comfort to the enemy in a time of war. We got a second bite of the bitter Kerry apple when as Obama’s secretary of state, he fell into bed with the Iranian (“Death to America”) mullahs giving them the ultimate green light to develop nuclear weapons along with billions of dollars that further supported their terrorist activities. Only the heroic Swift Vets saved us from a Manchurian Candidate Kerry presidency. Ultimately we got Obama.


Dishonorable Mentions! (Just missed the list)

John Brennan –Obama’s CIA director who once voted for Communist Gus Hall for president. A key member of the Deep State who severely politicized the CIA. Called President Trump treasonous for meeting with the president of Russia.

Jane Fonda – movie actress who made the infamous trip to Vietnam during the war in support of the Communists. She represents hard left Hollywood that has done so much damage to our culture.

Jimmy Hendrix and Janice Joplin – Both revered entertainers helped usher in the prevailing drug culture and personally suffered the consequences. Karma’s a bitch.

Robert Johnson /BET – Helped popularize ho’s, bitches and pimps while making millions on great hits such as “Jigga my Nigga”, “Big Pimpin’”, “Niggas in Paris” and “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.”   Many scholars within the African American community maintain that BET perpetuates and justifies racism by adopting the stereotypes held about African Americans, affecting the psyche of young viewers through the bombardment of negative images of African Americans. Who can disagree?

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr./The New York Times – Once the gold standard of American journalism, the paper always had a liberal tilt and occasionally made bad mistakes. As the years have gone along, the paper has slid further and further left and today is virtually the primary propaganda arm of the increasingly radical Democrat Party. Still retains influence in Washington and New York.

George Soros – Jewish former Nazi collaborator in his native Hungary who as a self-made billionaire has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into left wing groups and causes. The damage he has caused is difficult to measure, but it’s certainly large. He has funded much of the effort to kill the Trump presidency.

Frank Marshall Davis – Anti-white, black Bolshevik, card-carrying Soviet agent.  Probable birth father and admitted primary mentor of young Barak Hussein Obama.


Note:   I also was a lucky American…..one born and raised when USA was in its Depression and was bombed at Pearl Harbor into World War II.   We were an overwhelmingly JudeoChristian people then.    People were married and had children.   The children had Mothers……and played with neighborhood children.  Every school morning we stood to pledge allegiance to the flag and to our President…..whether  Democrat or Republican.
We had to learn knowledge to help us to know better  right from wrong.    The more knowledge we amassed made us “closer to God…..for God knows all matter”, and help us to solve problems and recognized goodness.  (in Public school, folks!)
We had to read Shakespeare’s plays, The Merchant of Venice,  Macbeth, and Hamlet in 9th grade!  I studied Latin for three years….and have never regretted it!
One did not get a passing grade merely for showing up, until my senior year in autumn 1951 when the lefties of the nation’s colleges of “education”  made  Pass or Fail  the only choices.  Too large a number of students were too competitive which made slackers feel bad, they claimed.