• 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

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Getting to Know Our Wonderful American, Donald Trump, Better

President Trump made a rare and personal reference to his older brother Fred Trump Jr. Thursday as he declared the opioid crisis in America a “public health emergency.”

Fred Trump was a former pilot who suffered from alcoholism. He died in 1981 at age 43 due to complications from the disease.

When describing how his administration plans to initiate a “massive” advertising campaign to try and convince younger Americans to avoid drugs, President Trump talked about how his brother told him to stay away from alcohol.

“I had a brother, Fred, great guy,” Trump said. “Best looking guy, best personality. Much better than mine.”

“But he had a problem,” Trump continued. “He had a problem with alcohol. And he would tell me don’t drink. Don’t drink.”

“I listened to him and I respected him. But he would constantly tell me don’t drink. He would also add don’t smoke. But he would say it over and over and over again,” Trump said as families affected by the opioid crisis watched on.

“And to this day, I’ve never had a drink.”

Trump has rarely spoken about his older brother, who was his best man at his first wedding with Ivana. Even during the 2016 presidential race — when the issue of addiction and the opioid epidemic was front and center on the campaign trail — Trump would seldom mention his brother’s battle with alcohol addiction.

But as president, Trump has been impassioned to confront the issue of addiction, especially the opioid crisis, head on. Trump drew inspiration from his personal experience with his brother, according to a senior White House official, who said the president has also brought up his sibling when discussing the topic with senior staff.

In an interview with the Daily Mail in 2015, Trump told the British publication that “it just broke my heart the way (Fred) died. It was ridiculous, if you think about it. He had so much in front of him.”

“This is why I don’t drink, ever. I just don’t do it,” Trump said. “Fred told me not to, and I saw what happened to him when he didn’t follow his own advice.”

According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly 90,000 Americans die each year from alcohol-related causes….”

Serafin Gomez is a White House Producer for FOX News Channel.

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/26/trump-makes-rare-reference-to-late-brother-fred-in-opioid-speech.html

Where is the White Disgust for Democrats Nourishing the Nation’s Black Murderousness, Ignorance of Knowledge and Reality?

Since the 1965 politics of Democrat President, Lyndon Johnson, murderers in America relative to population have been OVERWHELMINGLY BLACK, MALE, UNDER AGE 55, and ABSENT OF FATHERLY UPBRINGING!

Because of  the 1965 politics of Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, American Blacks who vote  in local and national elections do what they are told and paid to do,  VOTE DEMOCRAT, THE LEFTIER THE LESS POORER, AND SO, HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO HERD LIVING AS A POPULATION FOR A HALF CENTURY.

Because of the presidency of the devious Leftist, Barack Hussein Obama and his fellow Democrats,  our America is entering a Civil Disorder Era led by its university-trained leftist fascist propagandists selling anti white American  rebellion at college and university.

How many college black football playing “students”  pay tuition?   Anyone care to guess?

The doors open for an education outside professional football  “study”  for black college athletes  are almost nonexistent.   They didn’t come from educational systems which valued teaching knowledge!    In the social sciences as a whole, learning knowledge for any student has about disappeared from the American public grade and high school from coast to coast.   FEMINISTS’  FEELINGS ARE TAUGHT INSTEAD!

Today’s black racism to stir up hate and division  in our country is fueled and fostered by the current American Democrat Party leftists and their multi-billionaire corporations, who need blacks, feminists and their  feminazis, illegal and legal immigrants, as many nonWhites as possible to secure their Socialist dictatorship a majority forever in national and local elections.

Mark Waldeland sent the following article regarding an early reaction to the professional football world’s black racist knee  war of hate to destroy civilized, democratic America.

https://stream.org/growing-backlash-against-nfl-over-athletes-kneeling-during-anthem-is-working/

The Blessings by Being “Ruled” by the Brits

England itself is a tiny space on this globe.   It is  much smaller in size than our state of Minnesota.  Add Wales and Scotland to its domain as an island, this part of the United Kingdom is a tad larger than than Gopherland.

Serious invasions of this island began during Julius Caesar’s Roman ambitions before the age of Christ.  About a century later during the reign of Emperor Claudius, the island was revisited by the Romans in  battle, but never quite conquered.     The last time the island was invaded by battle was in AD1066 at the Battle of Hastings.  The invaders were Normans led by William “The Conqueror whose hordes managed to defeat the army of Saxon King Harold.   The Spanish attempted to invade the island in the late 16th Century, but failed primarily due to bad weather.

In our era, AD 2017 only a few nations on our Earth have been blessed with stable governments based primarily upon civil liberties, that mankind had certain God-given  rights to live a civilized life with dignity.   Great Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, and not withstanding Nancy Pelosi, Charles Schumer and persons leftier, the United States of America.

(France is merely a pretender nation, Germany a forever dismembered one.)

All of these rather democratic nations speak English as their national language of communication.  They speak English, rather than Spanish,  French, Chinese, Russian, German or Swahili as the national language  because their lands were ‘conquered’ by the English, those folks who lived on that  small island that developed a  powerful  navy for four centuries of its “world” dominance…..four centuries,  with the exception of Spain’s Armada and Nazi Germany’s threat, free from invasions from the outside world once they had domain over Scotland on the home front.

These English also became religious with  their Protestantism.   With the exceptions of their internal squabbles, many brutal in any era, the sun never set on the British Empire…..Do read the following Prager U. article, IF YOU LIVE IN FREEDOM, THANK THE BRITISH EMPIRE!

Questioning Nominees About Their Religion. Right or Wrong? Let’s Think a Moment about Islam!

LIBERAL SCHOLAR DECRIES QUESTIONING NOMINEES ABOUT RELIGION

by Paul Mirengoff at PowerLine

It isn’t often that we quote with approval presidents of Ivy League colleges. However, this letter from Princeton University President Christopher Eisgruber to the chairman and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee deserves to be quoted in full and with full approval.

The letter pertains to the interrogation of Amy Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, by Democratic members of the committee regarding her religious beliefs. Eisgruber writes:

Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein:

I write, as a university president and a constitutional scholar with expertise on religious freedom and judicial appointments, to express concern about questions addressed to Professor Amy Barrett during her confirmation hearings and to urge that the Committee on the Judiciary refrain from interrogating nominees about the religious or spiritual foundations of their jurisprudential views.

Article VI of the United States Constitution provides explicitly that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” This bold endorsement of religious freedom was among the original Constitution’s most pathbreaking provisions. The Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in Torcaso v. Watkins (1961), holding that the First and Fourteenth Amendments render this principle applicable to state offices and that it protects non-believers along with believers of all kinds, is among the greatest landmarks in America’s jurisprudence of religious freedom. Article VI’s prohibition of religious tests is a critical guarantee of equality and liberty, and it is part of what should make all of us proud to be Americans.

By prohibiting religious tests, the Constitution makes it impermissible to deny any person a national, state, or local office on the basis of their religious convictions or lack thereof. Because religious belief is constitutionally irrelevant to the qualifications for a federal judgeship, the Senate should not interrogate any nominee about those beliefs. I believe, more specifically, that the questions directed to Professor Barrett about her faith were not consistent with the principle set forth in the Constitution’s “no religious test” clause.

I am sympathetic to the challenges that your committee faces as it considers nominees to the federal bench. In my book The Next Justice: Repairing the Supreme Court Appointments Process (Princeton University Press, 2007), I argued that your committee need not defer to presidential nominations, and that the Constitution permits senators to probe the judicial philosophies of nominees. It is, however, possible to probe those philosophies without reference to the religious affiliation or theological views of a nominee, and Article VI insists that the Senate observe that restriction.

The questions asked of Professor Barrett about her Catholic faith appear to have been provoked in part by her co-authored article, “Catholic Judges in Capital Cases” (1998). I have read that article, and I believe that the views expressed in it are fully consistent with a judge’s obligation to uphold the law and the Constitution. As a university president committed to free speech, academic freedom, and religious pluralism, I must add that, in my view, Professor Barrett’s qualifications become stronger by virtue of her willingness to write candidly and intelligently about difficult and sensitive ethical questions: our universities, our judiciary, and our country will be the poorer if the Senate prefers nominees who remain silent on such topics.

I am deeply concerned by the harsh and often unfair criticisms that are now routinely levelled from both sides of the political spectrum against distinguished judicial nominees who would serve this country honorably and well. On the basis of her accomplishments and scholarly writing, I believe that Professor Barrett is in that category. She and other nominees ought in any event to be evaluated on the basis of their professional ability and jurisprudential philosophy, not their religion: every Senator and every American should cherish and safeguard vigorously the freedom guaranteed by the inspiring principle set forth in Article VI of the United States Constitution.

(Emphasis added)

This letter will likely fall on deaf ears. So desperate are the Democrats to block judicial nominees who don’t share their ideological bent that they are prepared to ignore the Constitution’s prohibition of a religious test for office, to the dismay of liberal scholars like Christopher Eisgruber. When you’re “the resistance,” what difference does the Constitution make? 

Glenn’s comment….Life isn’t as simple as writer  Mirengoff suggests….especially when most civilized people, usually conservatives these days, are not government programmed to  predict our human future.  We are to seek it through learning the past and present.

Twenty years ago who would have believed that since morning September 11, 2001 to today,  thousands of Americans would become  murdered by religious fanatics; that today America’s religiously fanatic enemy, Iran, financially in part supported by an American President, Barack Hussein Obama,  is about to enter the nuclear weapon world within a year or two.

This Islam sympathizer Obama,  an  unreligious son of an Islamic,  would certainly have agreed with writer Mirengoff.    Perhaps he even would have  encouraged Irani immigrants to settle in here to  find employment at the Pentagon or  at the FBI when James Comie maneuvered  Obama-created   corruptions to cause  conservative Americans enough pain to make them disappear.

Seeking goodness as an American  was the America I entered in 1934.   It was then a JudeoChristian  peoples enduring the economic pain of the Great Depression. I, raised Lutheran, lived  in a predominantly Roman Catholic community.   I attended public schools of high quality teachings whose instructors until my college years were nearly all  usually well educated  old maids who loved their careers….regularly reminding me the two American principles we students were never to forget:

1.  “Accumulating knowledge will help us  become closer to God….For God Created and Knows All Matter”, I was told again and again with a finger in my face (for I was terribly dyslexic decades before dyslexia was discovered)…and 2. Because we were Americans and therefore responsible for our future,    ACCUMULATING KNOWLEDGE  WILL HELP US MAKE BETTER DECISIONS AT THE BALLOT BOX!”

Of the two billion Islamists throughout the world, it is claimed that only 20% religiously support the elimination of all JudeoChristians in the world.

Oh well, what’s 400,000,000 fewer people on Earth anyway.   Survivors wouldn’t have to worry so much about Al Gore’s Global Warming deceptions.

 

 

JESSE H. LYKKEN: An Obituary I Wish to Record Here

Jesse H. Lykken

Lykken, Jesse H. age 61, of Mpls, passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 24. Preceded in death by parents, David and Harriet, whom he missed every day. Survived by wife Veneta; children Laura (Pete Mattsson), Zeke, Jake, Roxie, and Ezra; granddaughter, Venisa; brothers, Joe, Jerry, and Matt; aunt Diane, and dozens of cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws from the Lykken, Erickson, Shepherd, Goehring, and Betts clans. Service 3 PM Dec. 10, Cremation Society, 4343 Nicollet Ave S., Mpls. Visitation one hour prior. Casual dress requested.

Published on December 3, 2016

I never got to know Jesse Lykken personally.   Actually I saw him only once in my life….at his parents’  dinner table an evening 45 years ago.   His  younger brother, Joey, and then his parents, Harriet and David, were the folks who drew me into the Lykken clan.

For about the tenth time in my life I was plotting this very afternoon to search for Jesse’s home address so I could meet him again with his own family to express my gratitude and thanks for knowing his parents, both of whom I knew well since the end of my high school teaching career.

Instead of finding his Harriet Avenue address, I discovered his above obituary from a newspaper.

Harriet and David were both learned  ‘liberals’ of all of the finest, most cherished  meanings I have ever known  applicable to that word…..a word in today’s language which  has been used,  abused, captured,  capitalized and obliterated   by the political hate-America Left.

Their son, Joey, was an outstanding student those many years ago.   I was planning to ask Jesse to pass my best wishes on to him and his family before I met the grim reaper.

Jesse!  How could you have done his to me?

PRAGER U: The Leftist American’s War against Autos

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Cars are a symbol of American freedom. If you have a car, you decide where you go and when you go. But progressives want to make car ownership more difficult by making driving as expensive as possible, swapping out roads with bike lanes, and pushing drivers onto buses and trains. Why should Americans do everything they can to stop this grand theft of our car culture? Lauren Fix, The Car Coach, explains in this week’s new video.

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