• Pragerisms

    For a more comprehensive list of Pragerisms visit
    Dennis Prager Wisdom.

    • "The left is far more interested in gaining power than in creating wealth."
    • "Without wisdom, goodness is worthless."
    • "I prefer clarity to agreement."
    • "First tell the truth, then state your opinion."
    • "Being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry."
    • "If you don't fight evil, you fight gobal warming."
    • "There are things that are so dumb, you have to learn them."
  • Liberalism’s Seven Deadly Sins

    • Sexism
    • Intolerance
    • Xenophobia
    • Racism
    • Islamophobia
    • Bigotry
    • Homophobia

    A liberal need only accuse you of one of the above in order to end all discussion and excuse himself from further elucidation of his position.

  • Glenn’s Reading List for Die-Hard Pragerites

    • Bolton, John - Surrender is not an Option
    • Bruce, Tammy - The Thought Police; The New American Revolution; The Death of Right and Wrong
    • Charen, Mona - DoGooders:How Liberals Hurt Those They Claim to Help
    • Coulter, Ann - If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans; Slander
    • Dalrymple, Theodore - In Praise of Prejudice; Our Culture, What's Left of It
    • Doyle, William - Inside the Oval Office
    • Elder, Larry - Stupid Black Men: How to Play the Race Card--and Lose
    • Frankl, Victor - Man's Search for Meaning
    • Flynn, Daniel - Intellectual Morons
    • Fund, John - Stealing Elections
    • Friedman, George - America's Secret War
    • Goldberg, Bernard - Bias; Arrogance
    • Goldberg, Jonah - Liberal Fascism
    • Herson, James - Tales from the Left Coast
    • Horowitz, David - Left Illusions; The Professors
    • Klein, Edward - The Truth about Hillary
    • Mnookin, Seth - Hard News: Twenty-one Brutal Months at The New York Times and How They Changed the American Media
    • Morris, Dick - Because He Could; Rewriting History
    • O'Beirne, Kate - Women Who Make the World Worse
    • Olson, Barbara - The Final Days: The Last, Desperate Abuses of Power by the Clinton White House
    • O'Neill, John - Unfit For Command
    • Piereson, James - Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism
    • Prager, Dennis - Think A Second Time
    • Sharansky, Natan - The Case for Democracy
    • Stein, Ben - Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It
    • Steyn, Mark - America Alone
    • Stephanopolous, George - All Too Human
    • Thomas, Clarence - My Grandfather's Son
    • Timmerman, Kenneth - Shadow Warriors
    • Williams, Juan - Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It
    • Wright, Lawrence - The Looming Tower
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Trump Rallies Support for Rick Saccone in Pennsylvania

I attended our GOP State Senate District Convention Call yesterday  morning.   Republicans where I live in a western suburb of Minneapolis  haven’t quite managed to run an orderly, inspiring  meeting for years.

Crooked Hillary easily gobbled up  Hennepin County in 2016 which includes Black Racist and Super Feminist Minneapolis, St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Park, Bloomington, and the Minnetonka where I live.    Most of the wealthy and Big Business super wealthy  of this Goopher land America buy enough leftist Democrats to own  the state and most of  its U.S. Congressional Districts politically.

Yet, OUR DONALD nearly beat Crooked Hillary in 2016.   Our Minnesota was either THE very last STATE or the second to the last STATE to declare a winner that Presidential election year the tally was so close.   Donald won all but 9 of Gopherland’s  87 counties.     Minnetonka folks, however,  preferred  liar Hillary  big time .

And then there is our  fascist GOOGLE speech control police who,  according to reports from many circles, make conservative sentences and paragraphs, even entire articles they disagree with disappear from these pages if deemed sufficiently unObamaloving.

Our Dennis Prager has recently challenged National Google’s Fascism habits  in a national court case.

Full Replay: President Trump Campaigns For Rick Saccone In Western Pennsylvania





Why Does the Left So Hate Our Beloved Donald J. Trump?

Why Trump Is So Hated by Leftists

by Lloyd Marcus  at American Thinker:

My brother expressed his disgust watching an animated TV show trashing Trump, titled Our Cartoon President.  Incredibly, leftists have hijacked the airwaves and everywhere people gather to exploit as platforms to spread their vitriolic, insane hatred for Trump.  Outrageously, TV coverage of the Olympics included leftist hatred for the Trump administration.

Despite the shocking discovery that leftist policies probably played a role in the deaths of 17 kids in the Florida school shooting, leftists continue puppet-mastering students to blame Trump.

Even Sunday worship has been hijacked by leftists to trash Trump.  My brother asked the pastor of his all black church to please stop including a lie-filled Democrat-talking-points rant about Trump in his sermons.

Leftist disrespect and venomous hatred for President Trump is unprecedented, over the top, and boldly spewed 24/7.  I wondered, why?

I reached out to prominent conservatives and Republicans for their thoughts.


I think Trump is hated by the left because his ideology, his words and actions, are the exact opposite of the left’s ideology. He is not a “globalist,” but loves America, our homeland; he knows that we can’t continue being the world’s number-one giver if we are not safe and successful ourselves.  He knows that capitalism, not communism, will feed the poor; capitalism makes everyone richer, while communism makes everyone equally poor.  He knows that free enterprise and less government regulation will provide jobs and boost our economy, not socialist handouts and overregulation.

He knows that less unemployment and getting out of debt will save our nation much more than wasting time and money on things like the scientifically unproven climate change hoax and its hidden goal of controlling the masses.  He believes in individual freedom and responsibility, not government control.  He’s not a secularist (new word for atheist, according to Julia Sweeney’s TED talk), but a defender of religious liberty, including Christianity.  He is protective of Americans and not protective of our enemies, some of whom sneak into our midst through unenforced immigration law.

He thinks all lives matter, not just black lives; he respects the police, firefighters, and military instead of fanning the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals flames of violent civil unrest and class and racial warfare.  He is not a saint, and he doesn’t pretend to be.  He believes in free speech, not political correctness.  The left is confused; leftists don’t know how to respond to a politician who speaks from the heart, not from talking points.  The left hates Trump because the Tea Party loves him.


Trump is hated the same way and for the same reason President Reagan was hated.  He is a fighter, and he is moving a conservative agenda forward.  The left did not like George W. Bush, but they did not hate him the way they hate Trump, because Trump believes in fighting and winning.


Why are the reprobates in both parties so averse to helping President Trump stabilize and protect what little of a future we have left?  What is it that both political parties find so repulsive about protecting American citizens?

The answer is fairly easy to state, and more complex to explain in intricate detail.  Ergo, I will simplify the explanation as much as possible.  They are fighting President Trump because he is a threat to their “one-world government.”

President Trump’s victory in America has spawned a new generation of pro-nationalist leaders who refuse to be ruled by a heteronomous government that is handpicked in a wine- and cheese-filled room located in a hotel at some posh island retreat.  Bush had great dreams for a North American-style European Union by implementing NAFTA, full amnesty, and open borders.

While we were marginally successful in stopping Bush, Obama destroyed any chance of making it happen because of his contemptible arrogance and his hedonistic wife, who viewed the American taxpayers as her American Express Card.

Notwithstanding, the bones of North America becoming the Western-type E.U. were still in place, and both parties knew that it was only a matter of time until they succeeded.

But then “Along Came Donald J. Trump.”  Once again, the arrogance of the ruling elite thought We the People could be bullied and intimidated into doing as we were told.  But this time, their schemes and machinations did not work because we saw in President Trump a man we could trust.  And the power elite will never forgive President Trump nor will they forgive We the People for electing him.



As I explained in the run-up to the 2016 election here and here, I’ve always believed that Donald Trump is the Real Deal.  That doesn’t mean I agree with everything he does or says.  But there’s little question that the president is his own man.  And that drives the Establishment crazy.  The oligarchs want someone they can control.  They rely on leveraged politicos to do their evil bidding, but Trump has given them no such foothold.  So they use their Establishment-controlled media to foment hate against him.  This fake news jihad is effective but will not stop Trump.


He fights!


Trump is hated not only by the left, but by the RINOs for the exact same reason: they can’t control him.  They can’t intimidate or shame him as they do everyone else, and probably the most poignant and profound is that he believes in something greater than himself, than the state, than politics…and that is God.

They hate that because they serve a fallen savior who battles against the truth on a daily basis while Trump champions the truth.

I wish to thank these great patriots for their insightful input.  Here’s why I believe that Trump is so hated by leftists.

Leftist hatred for Trump is rooted in their mission to undermine all things wholesome, godly, and good for America.  Everything leftists do, in essence, gives the God of Christianity the middle finger.  It is not coincidental that leftists hijack Christian symbols and institutions for their anti-God agenda.

For example: The rainbow was God’s promise to Noah to never again let floodwaters destroy all life.  Homosexuals hijacked God’s rainbow to symbolize behavior God calls an abomination.

God created marriage as a holy union between one man and one woman.

Despite civil unions readily available to them, homosexuals successfully broke down marriage, resulting in every conceivable deviant configuration to eventually be legally declared marriage.

Trump in the White House is a miracle.  Despite leftists’ 24-7 efforts to stop and destroy him, President Trump has remarkably implemented 64% of his Make-America-Great-Again agenda.  Fasten your seat belts, leftists: Trump has only just begun.



That NewMan in Washington!




USA TODAY Finally Offers Rare Positives for Our Donald….. “FULFILLING HIS PROMISES”

By every measure of personal and national prosperity, the nation is better off than it was a year ago, and it’s thanks to the integrity of our leader.

by Christopher Buskirk  at USA Today:

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Aristotle Reviews the Classics of the Stage Arts

Aristotle on What’s Wrong with Today’s Movies

“I finally realized what’s wrong with movies today.  What Aristotle described as the least important element of drama has become the most prominent.

I’ll explain, but first let me give you my take on the new Star Wars movie, which we finally watched.  I was underwhelmed.  The original trilogy had a story arc that was resolved in the end:  the Empire was defeated, the rebellion was victorious, and the story ended with dancing Ewoks.

So now we have a sequel trilogy, and it’s  still about rebellion against the Empire!  That plot line was finished!  Not only that, just about every element in the original story is rehashed–another father/son darkside turn, more aliens in a bar only this time it’s a casino, another Hans Solo-like rogue, more racing alien animals, and on and on.

If there is a Star Wars universe, as we keep hearing, let different things happen!  The republic that arose on the ruins of the empire can face any number of new threats.  Have the remnants of the empire start a rebellion of their own!  Or have an invasion from another galaxy.  Or have the dark side erupt in frightening new ways.  Or something!

But there is an even deeper problem with this film, one that is shared by virtually every Comic Book movie, every action thriller, every science fiction flick, many animated features, many comedies, and quite a few ordinary dramas.

We’ll let Aristotle explain, since he anticipated the problem in the very first and still greatest treatise on drama, back in 335 B.C.  In his Poetics, he lists the six elements of a play.  My emphasis, from The Internet Classics Archive | Poetics by Aristotle:

The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place. A similar fact is seen in painting. The most beautiful colors, laid on confusedly, will not give as much pleasure as the chalk outline of a portrait. Thus Tragedy is the imitation of an action, and of the agents mainly with a view to the action.

Third in order is Thought- that is, the faculty of saying what is possible and pertinent in given circumstances. In the case of oratory, this is the function of the political art and of the art of rhetoric: and so indeed the older poets make their characters speak the language of civic life; the poets of our time, the language of the rhetoricians. Character is that which reveals moral purpose, showing what kind of things a man chooses or avoids. Speeches, therefore, which do not make this manifest, or in which the speaker does not choose or avoid anything whatever, are not expressive of character. Thought, on the other hand, is found where something is proved to be or not to be, or a general maxim is enunciated.

Fourth among the elements enumerated comes Diction; by which I mean, as has been already said, the expression of the meaning in words; and its essence is the same both in verse and prose.

Of the remaining elements Song holds the chief place among the embellishments.The Spectacle has, indeed, an emotional attraction of its own, but, of all the parts, it is the least artistic, and connected least with the art of poetry. For the power of Tragedy, we may be sure, is felt even apart from representation and actors. Besides, the production of spectacular effects depends more on the art of the stage machinist than on that of the poet.

“Spectacle” for Aristotle refers to the costumes, backdrops, the machines that let down gods, bloody daggers and other props.  These were not as sophisticated in 335 B.C. as they are today, but his point remains:  With a good story and good characters, the stage effects don’t make that much difference either way.  (Notice how a Shakespeare play tends to retain its power whether it’s in period costumes, modern dress, or a bare-bones stage.)  And all of that stuff is the work of technicians, not the creative authors.

Today’s technology has given us, as we say, spectacular special effects. But now so many of today’s movies consist largely of explosions, chases, fights, an computer-animated effects.  They often take up more time in a movie, or seem to, than plot or character development.

Now when we first saw the kind of special effects that today’s movie-making technology can do, we were very impressed.  Actually, for many of us, the first showcase was the first Star Wars trilogy.  But now we have become jaded.  So much “spectacle” has become tedious.  For me, at least.  (How about you?)

Nothing against special effects technicians.  Indeed, contrary to Aristotle, I consider themselves artists in their own right.  But the best movies, like the best ancient Greek tragedies, are going to have all six of the dramatic elements working together.

Filmmakers could learn much from Aristotle.  I was struck at his comment on the importance of music, which “holds the chief place among the embellishments.”  Indeed, we often pay little attention to the soundtrack, which goes on subliminally, but it can add much to a film.  And Aristotle gives many practical pointers on how to create a complex character, working with the audience’s sympathies, and creating “cathartic” endings.

UPDATE:  We just saw a film that is an exception to my earlier complaints:  The spectacle is at the service of a highly original plot, with the actors playing two different parts at the same time.  The movie is Jumanji.



Shelby Steele Poetry on Why the Thinking Human Male Animal is Captured by Conservatism


by SHELBY STEELE, Wall Street Journal, January 2011 and earlier;

“ What drew me to conservatism years ago was the fact that it gave discipline a slightly higher status than virtue.  This  meant it could not be subverted by passing notions of the good.  It could be above moral vanity.  And so it made no special promises to me as a minority.  It neglected me in every way except  as a human being who wanted freedom.”

His Wall Street contribution continues emphasizing his more personal experiences regarding his encounter:

(“Until my encounter with conservatism, I had only known the  racial determinism of segregation on the one hand and of white liberalism on the other;   two varieties of white supremacy in which I could only be dependent and inferior.
The appeal of conservatism is the mutuality it asserts between individual and political freedom, its beautiful idea of a free man in a free society.  And it offers minorities the one thing they can never get from liberalism; human rather than racial dignity.”)

Shelby Steele battled racial segregation during his early  formative years.  In a Socialist empire, whether American, Brit, or Soviet Union flavors, the human male, not the human female, is still is born  intellectually, mentally, physically, natively craving discipline over virtue, probably by animal more than a tad.

It’s the animal drive  in us as human males born to be curious, seek understanding, awareness to survive, to be able to explore, inquire, to defend, do defy….unless such drives are knocked out of us at home or by school and university, or by death as  in the good old leftist Soviet Union and Mao’s China.

Shelby Steele continued:

“Conservatism “seeks the discipline of ordinary people rather than the virtuousness of extraordinary people.  The challenge for conservatives today is simply self-acceptance, and even a little pride in the way we flail away at problems with an invisible hand.”

THE HUMAN MALE WAS, IS AN ANIMAL  BORN TO BE A PROBLEM SOLVER NOT TO MOTHER, but TO FATHER TO PROTECT, BUILD, AND INVENT by Nature and Nature’s GOD.   Yet, we are now   living in an America where feminist fascism is imprisoning conservatives



Victor Davis Hanson Exposes the Real Genius of Donald John Trump