• 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

Franken and LeAnn in the news

FRANKEN’S APOLOGY

by Scott Johnson at PowerLine:

Al Franken is a well-known jerk. I would say that just about everyone who has dealt with him personally knows it, including Senator Amy Klobuchar and his other Senate colleagues. One can see the pure manifestation of this aspect of his character in his treatment of Leeann Tweeden as set forth in her powerful first-person account of his unwanted attention.

Franken has issued two statements in response to Tweeden’s account today. First he offered a cursory attempt at exculpation. As his colleagues abandoned him, Franken sensed he couldn’t talk his way out of this jam. He abjectly apologized and joined the call for the Senate Ethics Committee investigation of his own conduct.

Very big of him, but more calculating than generous. He can reasonably hope that the Ethics Committee will give him cover in the slow moving gears of Senate procedures while the storm blows over.

The abjectness of Franken’s second statement should count for nothing. Tweeden’s account of Franken’s harassment includes a photograph that caught Franken in the act of sexual assault. Despite his effort to say something to mitigate it in his first statement, mitigation is impossible under the circumstances. His initial statement reveals his character and aggravates his misconduct. It is otherwise worthless.

The photograph is a killer. It is incriminating, but it is more than that. In the context of Tweeden’s account, it is devastating. It shows Franken gleefully humiliating Tweeden. It demonstrates his malice.

Sexual misconduct of the Franken kind is almost never a one-off. It is characteristic or compulsive. There are undoubtedly other women like Tweeden who have received Franken’s unwanted attention. One can only hope that they will have the courage to come out and face down the jerk.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/11/frankens-apologies.php

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Don’t Forget the TRUTHS of Climate Change

The following is a  five minute rational lecture without leftist terror tales and political hysterics regarding our Earth’s warming climate…….Presented by RICHARD LINDZEN  at Prager University:
“Climate change is an urgent topic of discussion among politicians, journalists and celebrities…but what do scientists say about climate change? Does the data validate those who say humans are causing the earth to catastrophically warm? Richard Lindzen, an MIT atmospheric physicist and one of the world’s leading climatologists, summarizes the science behind climate change…..”
Please view and study below,  Prager University’s  outstanding five minute lecture regarding  the Truths of  Earth’s “Climate Change” in contrast to our present world of gross ignorance and deceptive politics taught by  our fascistic  Leftist political  propagandists.  The Earth IS warming a bit.  It is the Sun, itself, not us Americans, which is today and will continue heating our atmosphere up until its our planet’s death  in a billion or two years from now.
Happy campfire to all of you lefties who plot your police control over our human beings “forever”  today and tomorrow.

 

https://www.prageru.com/courses/environmental-science/climate-change-what-do-scientists-say

CNN Pinned by President?

CNN has fallen into Trump’s pro-wrestling trap and it can’t get up

By Thomas Lifson  at American Thinker:

The media swells outraged at President Trump’s CNN wrestling tweet do not understand the level at which he communicates to his base, primarily out of their disdain for vulgar mass culture, including reality television and pro wrestling.  (Remember that the root of the word “vulgar” is the Latin “vulgus” or “common people.”)  The president, by contrast, is one of the most successful impresarios (and stars) in the history of American mass culture. Celebrity Apprentice was the most successful reality TV program in the history of the American medium.

President Trump knows how to reach the great mass of the public using images, music, and words, while those who disdain him primarily operate on the level of discourse they consider far superior: an appeal to intellect. Now, as somebody who went to the trouble of acquiring three graduate degrees and teaching at a couple of Ivy League universities, I can make a plausible claim to value intellectual discourse as much as anyone. And I do.  But I don’t kid myself that this is the only meaningful level of communication – in politics, art, human relations, or anywhere else.

The visceral reactions to the wrestling takedown by Trump of a character with a CNN logo photoshopped on his head backfired immediately, as the first stage of the trap sprung.  The primary outrage was that this could incite violence against journalists, which is laughable considering that most of the media establishment shrugged off the Kathy Griffin ISIS-style beheading photo as a harmless exercise of the First Amendment.  President Trump, the impresario, understands the potency of an image such as this:

He knows that these memories do not completely fade. Don’t forget that he is also in the branding business, and understands the nature of keeping images and associations alive on a continuing basis.  The comparison with his own cartoonish image takes place subconsciously even if not in the front of mind:

There’s much more….please read on!

 

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/cnn_has_fallen_into_trumps_prowrestling_trap_and_it_cant_get_up.html

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

CFACT: President Trump Ends ObamaWar on Coal

Trump’s energy E.O.Glenn,

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday at EPA headquarters that begins the process of reforming President Obama’s global warming policy and ends the war on coal.

The executive order takes aim at Obama EPA’s Orwellian-named “Clean Power Plan” and also reopens some federal lands for energy production.

You can read President Trump’s full energy executive order and his full remarks at CFACT.org.

While this is encouraging news for American coal miners and those who get their electricity from existing coal plants, changing federal rules is a drawn-out process that will take months – and in some cases years. This order simply gets the process started.

In the meantime, this policy shift will assuredly not go unchallenged. Extremist environmental pressure groups are already chomping at the bit to take this latest executive action to court.

Their argument, though wrong-headed, is straightforward and simple: Because carbon dioxide is still considered a “pollutant” – courtesy of the EPA’s endangerment finding – government still has an obligation to curb it to protect public health. This, in addition to the fact the UN has garnered international support for global CO2 reductions, courtesy of the Paris accord, will likely score points with liberal justices.

That’s why it is crucial two other policy changes also be made to effectively reverse the damage caused by Obama’s global warming alarmist actions:

  1. Overturn the endangerment finding.
  2. Pull out of the Paris Agreement and end U.S. participation in UN climate negotiations.

America needs abundant, affordable energy to maintain domestic prosperity and for our industry to compete. Our competitors are not encumbering themselves by gutting their use of fossil fuels.

India is currently betting its economic growth on new coal power, Germany and Japan are investing heavily in coal as they (foolishly) move away from nuclear, with wind and solar too inefficient to fill the gap.  China continues to bring a coal plant on line every week.

The President’s decision was a good one for U.S. workers, consumers and even for the environment. Let’s keep the pressure on until a bright energy future for America is assured.
For nature and people too,
from Craig Rucker, Executive Director, CFACT

 

President Trump Tells It As It Is….At Nashville Rally on March 15th

Full Replay: President Trump Rally In Nashville

by Tim Hains  at realclearpolitics:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/03/15/watch_live_president_trump_rally_in_nashville.html

The Fraud in “Climate Change”

THE FRAUD IN “CLIMATE CHANGE”…..

“Billions and billions of dollars throughout the world  have been wasted by world governments  over the past generation selling  the political leftwing anti-American  world of “Climate Change Science”….that 1) our globe’s Climate is changing…and we know that to be true, for it is always changing,  and that 2) Climate Change  IS life-threatening to the human and other animal (and plant) world….and we know that to be  true eventually,  for life on Earth exists on borrowed SUN time……but, there is a third clause caused by our Obamaling world of communist/socialist/feminist and racial fascism, a political one…..that our “Mother Earth” is heating up….AND  WHITE MAN has caused this  grave climate change threat to the human race and the nature of the plants and bunnies around us.   If he hadn’t invented all of these terrible things over the past six hundred years of his learnings, discoveries,  and inventions…… automobiles, air-conditioning and heating systems, marijuana, Hillary, submarines, tanks, rockets, and planes, suits and dresses, houses and sky scrapers, and that Titanic…..

Is it all a trillion dollar fraud?

The western, that is the guilt-ridden white world,  led by American politician, now professional  science hooker, the former  Vice President and noted Presidential loser, Democrat Al Gore, has led the charge to save world’s womankind by spending  white man’s   money  selling climate change through the United Nations over the past decade and two.  Yes, most likely if truth were allowed to be told.

Please read he following:

EDITORIALS

Is Global Warming Science Just A Fraud?

by Will Happer at  Investor’s Business Daily:

 

“Climate Change: We’re often told by advocates of climate change that the “science is settled.” But in fact, “science” itself is in a deep crisis over making claims it can’t back up, especially about climate.

As BBC News Science Correspondent Tom Feilden noted last week, “Science is facing a ‘reproducibility crisis’ where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests.” This isn’t just his journalistic opinion, but the conclusion of the University of Virginia’s Center for Open Science, which estimates that roughly 70% of all studies can’t be reproduced.

And this includes the field of climate change, by the way. It’s a disaster. Being able to reproduce others’ experiments or findings from models is at the very heart of science. Yet, radical climate change advocates would have us spend 2% of global GDP, or roughly $1.5 trillion a year, to forestall a minuscule amount of anticipated warming based on dubious modeling and experiments.

Meanwhile, the federal government spends literally billions of dollars a year on climate change, with virtually none of the money funding scientists who doubt the climate change threat. There is no serious debate. This is a problem for all of science.

Worse, our government’s own science fraud is a big problem. Dr. John Bates, a former top scientist at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently detailed how a government paper that called into question the 18-year “pause” in global warming was based on “experimental” data and politicized. That “paper” was used to justify President Obama’s signing of the Paris climate agreement.

Meanwhile, Georgia Institute of Technology climatologist Judith Curry recently retired, blaming the “CRAZINESS (her emphasis) in the field of climate science.”

Even so, mythical claims of a “consensus” among scientists about climate change continue in an effort to shut up critics. Those who dissent, and literally thousands of scientists and engineers do, are shouted down and harassed.

As Princeton University physicist Will Happer told the left-wing British newspaper the Guardian earlier this week: “There’s a whole area of climate so-called science that is really more like a cult. … It will potentially harm the image of all science.”

It’s time for some science Glasnost. New EPA Director Scott Pruitt has called for an open debate on climate science, rather than the name-calling and outright dishonesty of the past. Real science has nothing to fear from more openness and discussion, but everything to fear from more politicized dishonesty……”

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