• 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

TREY GOWDY!! WE WHO LOVE FREE AMERICA WILL MISS YOU!!

 

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/trey-gowdy-were-going-to-miss-you.php

“Climate Change” is today’s left wing god. Advertisers Get Well Paid!

ON GLOBAL WARMING, IT’S POLICY-BASED EVIDENCE

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

Liberals often claim to be proponents of evidence-based policy, but when it comes to climate change, that formula has been reversed. This is from the Science and Environmental Policy Project’s The Week That Was:

Australian Don Aitkin, former Chairman of Australia’s National Capital Authority and former Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Canberra, comments on “The unfolding saga of Peter Ridd.” Professor Ridd is a “well-published academic whose fields of research include coastal oceanography, reef systems and peer review, has been for ten years the Head of the School of Physics at James Cook University (JCU).” He was disciplined for drawing attention to what he considered “exaggerations in the way fellow academics at his university were describing the condition of the Great Barrier Reef.” …

Aitkin writes:

But it is a problem, and a rapidly growing one, in areas of research where what is actually the case is contested vigorously by others. An eye has to be kept on the source of the money going to higher education research, which in our country is overwhelmingly the Australian Government. In 2014, not quite four billion dollars was available within the higher education system for research, all of it from the Commonwealth. In addition universities made another billion or thereabouts from consultancy and research for other funders. That is a lot of money. As the last Chairman of the Australian Research Grants Committee in 1987 I had a little over $30 million to parcel out. The engine has been most effective.

In the last forty years governments have become interested in universities’ finding academic support for what they are proposing or have in place. We are in an era of “policy-based evidence”. We are also in an era of a particular political correctness, where it is very difficult indeed to get funds for research if the purpose of the research seems antithetical to current government policy. “Curiosity-directed research” now comes with some serious barriers. Nowhere is this situation clearer than in the case of research on the Great Barrier Reef, in which Professor Ridd has been involved. A bucket-load of money has been devoted to “the Reef”, and another half-billion was forecast in the recent Budget, some of which will doubtless go the James Cook University, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The Reef, as is frequently said, is an Australian “icon”. An icon is a religious object. Professor Ridd is a scientist, not a priest.

But climate science is a religion. Worse, it is a religion that is also big business.

 

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/on-global-warming-its-policy-based-evidence.php

ANOTHER MASSACRE BY “TEEN”AT A PUBLIC SCHOOL……TEN DEAD

No one really wants to face the reason….reasons for the vulgarity, the ignorance, the violence, the murderousness  of American male adolescent youth ages 15 to 35 these days.

The disappearance of the stable family…..The disappearance of the family mother at home,  the disappearance of neighborliness, the disappearance of knowledge and the joy of learning among the feminized animals of all sexes, colors, shapes, sizes, and stupidities in charge of  American education at colleges and universities from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

In a free society  citizens earn what they deserve, and deserve what they earn.  Men are men, women are women and both work their world from that understanding of the species.

In American society today from education to government and private enterprise, winning is who can con others faster than others can con you…….with the exception of what remains from  what once was the foundation of the decency of the  decent:  Americans were once family, industrious and honest in their culture, and were Godfearing……JudeoChristians who founded, designed, and defended “righteousness according to the holiness collected in the  King James version of the Holy Bible.

Decency, courtesy, honesty,  politeness, neighborliness care for others, “do unto others as you would have others do unto you”, was the ORDER  of my day from kindergarten 1939 through Liberal Arts of college until the  the mid 1960s……Woodstock, drugs, “free and open sex”, television, the loss of learnings, the birth of the feminazi and feminizing of the male, the disappearance of the JudeoChristian God causing the destruction of the American family began   the sabotage and collapse of American culture civilization.

Today’s devoted JudeoChristian has been confined to the catacombs once again.  Marriage and raising a Godfearing family  remains sacred, but must be kept personal to avoid attack and/or  collective abuse for their children at school.

That 44th American President,  Barack Hussein Obama’s religious “minister” for twenty-two years, Jeremiah Wright was a black racist preaching white hate from his Chicago  pulpit and preached so.    Obama considered racist Jeremiah as the most inspiring man in his life.

God has become a foreigner to the majority of Americans these past fifty years.  WE REAP WHAT WE SOW….I was taught in Church and Sunday School in the 1940s, and in Church and public school until the 1960s.   I taught high school social studies and Russian language from 1960 to 1972.   My first student noticeably drugged in my presence was a male senior new to  the  Minneapolis high school where I taught in 1971.  I was transferred to a predominantly black public high  school the next year.   The school was constantly under theft and attack solely from  black uncivilized males both in school and from the neighborhood.    We public school teachers had to enter the building through the boiler room encircled by a metal fence  to avoid stones thrown, physical attacks,  or women’s purses stolen.

Lefties began their invasion in 1951-52 my   senior year at Central High School in St. Paul.  Their  experts in education eliminated marking grades based upon achievement in classes.   Grade thereafter were pass or fail…….No one really failed anymore….no matter how absent the student learning.

School administrators belittled the women teachers whose purses were stolen.  School biggies announced the thefts were the teachers fault….”They should have been smart enough to keep their purses at home!”

Lefties began their invasion in 1951-52,  my   senior year at Central High School in St. Paul.  These  “experts” in education eliminated marking grades based upon achievement in classes.   Grades thereafter became pass or fail…….No one really failed anymore….no matter how absent the student learning.

 

Families in America went to Church in those days before the mid-1960s.  Moms and dads were still married.    I wonder if at any time, at any place in America then and before, any student was shot in any state in any school K through 12 by an adult or adolescent male!

Please continue reading below…….about another deadly school shooting in our today’s Godless America:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/another-deadly-school-shooting-spree.php

Polar Bear Troubles and Global Warming’s Barack youknowwho!

Former President Barack Hussein Obama was not an outdoor man……despite his golf escapes from Washington.   Nor was he churched in any way……Truth was often missing from his vocabulary.   He didn’t like non-partisan learned citizen America.

So for terror votes to strengthen his money bags, he turned to propagandize and  sell Global Warming…..that Warming white man Americans (with the exception of leftist Jews who financed him)  had caused  in their alleged  historic drive for power and greed.

Polar bears were disappearing from the Earth’s seas” the Leftists advertised!  There was not enough  ice left  upon which they  could sit, sun, and have fun!   “Damn those Americans” these Obamalings felt, spoke, taught, and wrote!

SCIENCE, CONSENSUS AND POLAR BEARS

by John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:

Polar bears have become an icon of the global warming movement. The theory is that global warming reduces the volume of Arctic sea ice, which in turn impacts polar bear habitat. Notwithstanding the fact that polar bears have survived through multiple ice ages and warm periods, and in recent years polar bear populations have grown rather than shrinking, the Left finds it convenient to use them for political purposes.

Polar Bear Science is a web site run by Susan Crockford, one of the world’s leading experts on polar bears, with over 35 years of experience and many scientific publications. Recently, she was viciously attacked in the New York Times (where else) by leftists who were outraged that she pointed out the fact, based on published data, that climate alarmists’ predictions about polar bear populations have not come true.

At Polar Bear Science, polar bear specialist Mitchell Taylor writes about scientific accountability in the degraded era in which we live. Who is Dr. Taylor?

Dr. Mitch Taylor was a member of the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) as a polar bear scientist representing Canada for 28 years (1981-2008) but in 2009 he was booted out by chairman Andrew Derocher for his skeptical views on human-caused global warming. The group then changed their rules on membership to justify their actions.

Dr. Taylor writes:

It has become a lot more difficult to talk about polar bears since they became an icon for climate change as a cause.
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The new model [Regehr et al. 2016] guarantees that polar bears will decline by decoupling the model’s population projections from climate model forecasts of sea ice conditions….

[Footnote: By de-coupling I meant that Regehr’s model [Regehr et al. 2016] has no input from the GCMs [General Circulation Models] for sea ice dynamics. If you suddenly reduced CO2 levels somehow, the GCMs would respond by predicting an increase in sea ice. Regehr’s model uses a simple regression fit to sea ice decline as measured since the satellite record began in 1979. As you know, sea ice declined faster than the GCMs predicted. So the PBSG has have given up on the climate models and now they just use the historical slope to project continued sea ice decline forward. In other words, their current argument for up-listing polar bears due to anthropogenic global warming is now entirely independent of atmospheric CO2 levels. It seems the PBSG agrees that climate models are not predictive with respect to sea ice which was their central argument for up-listing them in the first place.

As practiced by the alarmists, climate “science” has no integrity.

There are two ways to get a scientific consensus. One is to present the data and the analysis in a manner that is so persuasive that everyone is convinced. The other way is to exclude or marginalize anyone who does not agree. This occurs so commonly now that it has become an accepted practice. The practice of science has become secondary to governments, NGOs, journals, and scientists who feel that the ends justify the means.

The response to Susan’s work is politically motivated, not an argument against her conclusions. The journal’s response to this article and to her complaint was also political. Sadly, BioScience is not a credible scientific journal anymore. We have fake news and fake science.

Fake science is a good description for pretty much all global warming alarmism.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/science-consensus-and-polar-bears.php

America’s Fraud of the Century? Hillary? Barack?…..or Global Warming Al?

It’s April 15, 2018 today in Goopher State Minnesota.  Flaky Dems run the show here.

They, like 95% of America’s religiously devoted lefties, are indoor people.  Their Jewish brands don’t mix with  any   “outdoor working” white American men people.

They consider such animals (such as I)  failures, ignorant,  know-nothing Christians, Trumpies,  married with too many children;  subhumans who look and sweat like farmers  and   wear outdoor clothing whether plumbers or landscapers, electricians or snow removers, home builders or janitors, they all look like bums, obviously uncolleged,  the lowest of lows, unworthy of voting rights, citizenship, even conversation…..who know nothing about making real money, ….too dumb, too racist and sexist to vote for queen Hillary for President.

These Jewish  lefties are Al Gore fans, devoted religious  believers of Gore Global Warming from California to the Lake of the Woods to Florida and beyond across the seas.  He, also a lefty, is a successful multimillionaire made one,  preaching the leftist religion  “global warming”  wealthy indoor lefties thrill about….air conditioning forever!

Outdoor looking and/or working white males  still exist in Minnesota.    I was born in 1934 and began working outdoors in 1942.  Our Minnesota part of the Earth had colder and longer winters then.    Snow  still covered the state each April.   Ten, twelve-inch snows even fell in early May from time to time.   About fifty years ago the blessing of a mild global warming seemed to be coming our Twin City way.   Thirty five degrees below zero in winter began to disappear.   One could grow okra in ones back yard if one was pleased to do so.   Wider varieties of tomatoes, perennials, conifers, shrubs, even some beautiful Japanese maples arrived for planting in the southern half of the state…….along which came the worst garden pest in the world, the Japanese Beetle, finding  its way from Chicago to Minneapolis-St. Paul…..unless a colder winter dictated otherwise.

The Powerline article below was written by knowledgeable, very honest, reliable conservative man, John Hinderaker who lives in our Twin City land.   He is aware of the grand fraud of them all, the leftist politician, Al Gore-Barack Obama  sell that American capitalism is the principal  cause of the end of life on our Earth just around the corner  due to whiteman  made, Global Warming!

(Twelve thousand years ago our Minnesota was entering the last years of the last glacial age….about 500 feet or more under ice!  Democrats and other leftists don’t believe that, however.   They value  false news and fascism studies  over  learnings  in geology, climatology, geography, geomorphology,  astronomy, and such.    Until 65,000,000 million years ago Tyrannus rex and kin were running around the jungles of the Dakotas where ferns grew over 100 feet tall.   Do you know how that environment came to an end?   Politician Al Gore apparently doesn’t.

Winter in Minnesota 2018, it turns out, is making another  liar of liar lefty, global warming millionaire Al Gore.  It is Sunday, April 15, with around 25 inches of snow drop since April fools day here in the Twin Cities.   Our April this year is freezing and then some!

Please read the following article by Powerline’s John Hinderaker about the Al Gore Effect coming to Minnesota:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/the-al-gore-effect-comes-to-minnesota.php

The Miracle of Life….up close!

Adorable: Baby sleeps in the same position as in his ultrasound photos

For many mothers, ultrasounds are an exciting window into the womb, a glimpse of the life growing inside of them. But for one mom, she had no idea how prescient that photo would be.

South Carolina mom Sarah Kelleher Steppling originally didn’t want to get a boutique ultrasound, but her mother and grandmother wanted pictures of the little preborn baby Michael. When she went to get the ultrasound, she was thrilled to see her baby boy’s beautiful face… and tickled to see him sleeping with both arms raised up over his head. Little did she know just how much Michael loves that position.

Steppling got her ultrasound at 38 weeks, and not long afterwards, she gave birth to baby Michael. And his favorite position to sleep in is that same position he favored in the womb. Michael still sleeps with both arms raised by his head, as you can see in this adorable video (click below):

It’s become increasingly clear that advances in ultrasounds have helped the pro-life movement, and how could it not? The more people understand the science of embryology and fetal development, the more difficult it is to deny preborn babies of their humanity.

A preborn baby’s heart is beating at just 22 days; brain waves can be measured by six weeks. And later ultrasounds, like Michael’s, are a compelling sign of why late-term abortion is so especially horrendous for so many Americans. This is very clearly an image of a human child, and the only thing that changes after birth is location.

Please click below to get a full view of the photo:

https://www.liveaction.org/news/adorable-newborn-baby-sleeps-position-ultrasound-photos/

Trump Vindicated on Paris Climate Accord Pullout!

Trump vindicated on Paris Climate Accord pull-out

by Monica Showalter  at American Thinker:

When President Trump announced the U.S. pull-out from the Paris Climate Accord last year, the left howled.

Here’s what the top bureaucrats at the United Nations had to say at the time:

[United Nations spokesman Stephane] Dujarric reiterated [U.N. secretary-general Antonio] Guterres’ June 1 statement calling the U.S. decision to withdraw “a major disappointment for global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote global security.”

“It is crucial that the United States remains a leader on climate and sustainable development,” Dujarric said.  “Climate change is impacting now.  He looks forward to engaging with the American government and all other actors in the United States and around the world to build the sustainable future for our children and future generations.”

It was all such horse hockey.

Latest news from the International Energy Agency is that Paris Climate Accord nations, which is pretty much all of them, reported not a decline in greenhouse gases, but a 1.7% spike.  Here is what New York magazine reported:

This week, the International Energy Agency announced that carbon emissions grew 1.7 percent in 2017, after an ambiguous couple of years optimists hoped represented a leveling off, or peak; instead, we’re climbing again.  Even before the new spike, not a single major industrial nation was on track to fulfill the commitments it made in the Paris treaty.  To keep the planet under two degrees of warming – a level that was, not all that long ago, defined as the threshold of climate catastrophe – all signatory nations have to match or better those commitments.  There are 195 signatories, of which only the following are considered even “in range” of their Paris targets: Morocco, Gambia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, and the Philippines.

The headline suggests that the whole idea of lowering emissions through an international, Europe-based bureaucracy is increasingly “a fantasy.”

Greenhouse gas emissions go up, not down under this hideous accord, and not just because it gives a pass to rapidly growing third-world countries – pretty much all of them – to pollute away and let cutting emissions be America’s burden.  There is also the phenomenon of how the more a place goes “green,” the more fossil fuels it uses.  Like those electrical cars?  They run on clean, green electricity all right – from plants that burn coal.  Downstream, going green is very, very carbon-intensive, and it should surprise no one that sanctimonious western Europe, with all its green pontificating, is the very worst violator of them all.  How proudly green they are, and how very, very greenhouse-y they go to get there.

The New York magazine article also reports that were nations to really adhere to the Paris accord, it would require land use the size of India and a sacrifice of about 250 million people – roughly a Great Leap Forward’s worth, again, courtesy of central planning.  The United Nations echoed that finding late last year in a report described here, so it’s not an anomalous forecast.  Sound attractive?

What’s efficient is nuclear energy and fossil fuels, something else the left screams about.  Don’t expect the greenhouse gas crowd in Europe to pay attention to this; they are too busy trying to get their Priuses started so they can save the lebensraum, or whoops, the Earth.

What it does amount to is vindication for President Trump, who wanted to get us out of that hellish pact, the work of petty bureaucrats.  The U.S. in fact is the least bad offender compared to Europe, China, and India, and for the obvious reason that the U.S. abhors central planning.  German automakers are all in on greenhouse gas reduction, but they say companies must find ways to do this on their own, not as a function of one-size-fits-all central planning diktats.  The free market can trump anything the central planners claim they can correct.

It’s supremely ironic that the Paris Accord is now synonymous with higher emissions and more greenhouse gases.  But that’s central planning for you.  It’s not at all different from the initial claims about Obamacare as it was being sold to the public: that it would make health insurance more affordable, not less.  Funny how such results happen every time you give central planning a try.

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/03/trump_vindicated_on_paris_climate_accord_pullout.html