• 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

Is Donald J. Trump the Only Fair and Rational Person Left in Today’s American Politics?

Warning…..I am expressing my opinion gathered from my 83 years of human life, an American male who was made well educated primarily by his old maid public school teachers from K through 12  more than six decades ago.
They made me accumulate knowledge primarily so I and my fellow students, both male and female, could better understand the difference between what is and what isn’t….and what is good versus what is evil.
I was male and was treated as a male.  Females then were still allowed to be female.   Today’s Democrat leftist Hillary-like authoritarian  feminism of all colors, sexes, shapes and sizes hadn’t been invented yet.   Universities were still advancing knowledge six decades ago…..until the Gloria Steinem gurus and snakes came out of the nation’s  rotting wood work.   Feminizing the nation’s human animal became a Noah’s flood without an ark for survival……until, it seems,  the arrival of a real live actual American MALE, DONALD J. TRUMP,  IN THE AMERICAN WHITE HOUSE.
My old maid school teachers, ‘Miss this’ and ‘Miss that’, were far better educated regarding things that matter in a freedom-oriented  culture than any of today’s  television or radio programmers and newfolk, leftist fascist or conservative.   These small “l” Liberals not only have disappeared from our America schools, from   the once honorable Democratic Party, the one I attended until the rise of Ronald Reagan, but from the American ballot box.  Two plus two are supposed to  equal four.
The human male animal is born male, to be a father, to be strong,  a builder, protector, curious, a problem solver and a killer, if needed, to survive.  The human female animal is born to be a mother and a nurse with feelings, emotional, caring, ditsy, devious,  rarely a killer….all in order to survive.  Two plus two don’t have to equal four if a human female animal doesn’t want it to be.  She, after all, has feelings (hopefully!)
Politicians, of all sexes, colors, shapes, and sizes  in a democratic form of government are either born devious, or learn their deviousness in college,  from the elders of their political party, or merely from social learnings or business.
In America’s past,  its religion,  JudeoChristianity, was the people’s primary guide to achieve  righteousness…..to know decency and recognize the advantages of good over evil.   “There is neither good nor evil” that ancient adage was ingrained in me…..”ONLY THINKING MAKES IT SO!!!!!”
We now live in America of the leftist era, about fifty years now of rising noises and actions from the feminizers of all sexes, colors, shapes and sizes……where TRUTH IS CONSIDERED SO MALE!   Gone are the real male presidents of my lifetime,  Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan.   Gone are the schools and universities, that JudeoChristian educated America which sought TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
We now live in Jeremiah Wright’s black and white  racist Obamaville America, one size, one sex, one color, one thinking, one Party, one BIG BUSINESS, one news agency and language,  the faker the better to unify the country, the one schooling unified by atheism, Islam, or perhaps even nativism…..on the way to create a fascist New World feminized into security, forever the same, stable, changeless, safe and void of knowledge and worry.
………but, along comes a Donald, an unpolitician, ….a  Donald whom I have come to adore, a real “honest-to-goodness” American guy,  a non-drinker, a non-druggie  who loved his parents, who loves his family, and who loves his country, the one before the leftist fascists gained control of the Democrat Party, the American school and university, the American Press, and the American greedy Big Business  manipulators:  Google, Amazon and such guys.
Along came Our Donald yesterday standing at Trump Tower foyer problem solving, preaching real, not fake truth,  freedom of thought, deed, and action while reviewing  honestly  amid the fake news CNN, MSNBC, and even Fox mobsters,  reviewing as fairly as evidence could provide,  the confrontation of two terror gangs  rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia last Saturday.
Note:   John Podhoretz usually advertises himself to be a conservative.  In his article below he  claims to be expert in White Nationalist, KKK, neoNazi goings on in our country.   He does have a Jewish last name.  Does he mask himself when he walks and talks in these KKK, White Nationalist and neoNazi crowds he know about so intimately?
Are they the hoodlums who trash and burn college buildings at the University of California at Berkeley?….the black and white Black Lives Matter  thugs to block traffic and shout hate and murder against whites and their establishments in step as they march  along   downtown streets?…..or the white feminazis, and other has-been  actresses screaming hate against President Trump?……or the countless savages, nearly all black,  who burned up sections of Ferguson and Baltimore USA not too many years ago?
Where exactly have these, yes,  “repulsive shouters, KKK racists, proNazi” practiced and enforced their evil  over the past year,  or years since they have exited the American Democratic Party so much that MATCHES THE VIOLENCE AND HATE of the BLACK LIVES RACISTS OF ALL COLORS, SEXES, SHAPES, AND SIZES?

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics

If TRUTH Existed in America’s News World Today, an accurate headline would read: Two Racist Teams Met at Charlottesville, Virginia Leading to Tragedy

There are two major extremist racist institutions competing in our United States today.  By far the most powerful is the RACISM led by OUR NATION’S political, communication,  and educational empires,  organized and controlled by the AMERICAN LEFTIST  REGIMES….today’s Democrat Party, today’s New York Times, Washington Post and television news and entertainment, and our local and national educational institutions preaching, relying on  feminist and antiwhite  racist  agendas for classic Leftist fascism’s future…A Single Party dictatorship ala George Orwell’s 1984, but perhaps more modernized.

Twenty million legal and/or illegal immigrants, most of whom are not considered by nature, AngloSaxon, have legally and illegally been settled in our USA by Leftists of the racist Obama administration to reconstruct a more uniform, mindless, obedient Leftist  culture to control from Washington or points more foreign.   They are already uprising with Leftist aid in our Democrat Party Sanctuary Cities.

Peace at all costs!   Eliminate traditional Western learnings and cultures at schools and universities.  Eliminate knowledge of the past….(It’s written by nasty JudeoChristian white males and must all  be destroyed to make room for the NEW WORLD LEFTIST WORLD OF FORCED COLORED EQUALITY…..such as Obama talk and deed, his black over his white.  Remember, his father figure for 22 years was blackish Jeremiah Wright, a Chicago racist of great esteem and energy.

Every once in a while an century old Democrat Party organized and controlled racist institution shows up in the modern American press.  For a century it murdered and hanged countless black innocents, intimidated neighbors and political leaders through fear and intimidation through its power over the National Democratic Party, newsprint, the communications, educational industries including, shamefully, many JudeoChristian groups.  Eventually, because of our American JudeoChristian teachings and the sacrifices and experiences from the horrors of  the Second World War, the American black and white began their treks to come together as a Christian family, equal in value, equal in opportunity, equal in achievement…..and therefore equal in life in the eyes of “God and Man”.

I am old enough to remember the blending.   It failed to achieve the dream…..It failed because of foul politics.   In truth, the American urban communities from the 1950s on became government controlled black plantations ruled by Washington’s slave Democrat slave holders…..who to this very day have deviated in every conceivable manner, including the destruction of the black family itself in the Lyndon Johnson era of Democrat Party control, to keep the American black dependent forever by the LEFTISTS OF OUR AMERICAN WORLD.

Up until the 1960s crime among Negroes from coast to American coast was barely a sneeze greater than the American white despite  educational and economic limitations.  Like their American white counterparts, no matter how poor, they were JudeoChristian God fearing.  When I was twelve and thirteen years old, living in St. Paul, I’d sneak downtown Spring and Summer at least twenty times by street car to explore by myself.  Slums, the State Capitol, and downtown all fascinated me.  All three were neighbors one to another and walkable for me  to visit alone.    In the extreme, the smells and settings of all slum communities of those days seemed quite the same.

I never, never, not once, not for even a second was touched by something fearful.   Kids plaid kickball or kick the can in all those neighborhoods I visited,  the same way we did in my white neighborhood at that same time had I stayed home.  No one was running any cars into crowds then.

Nearly, perhaps all of the news at CNN and MSNBC was bigotted news rather than the usual “fake” that  the American Left sells these days in press, school,  and politics. Black racists of all colors, sexes, shapes and sizes raged over the appearance in Charlottesville, Virginia of a group identified as White Nationalists who had gathered to celebrate in their long held style of verbal vulgarities against those less white for some reason or another….one never is allowed to know, by either Left or Right.

A second group, modern Leftist apparently in its fever, also gathered yesterday, the same Saturday….to pray for peace, do you think?  Most Leftists I know are loud and proud atheists…so I’d rather doubt that.   In Minnesota a similar gang of black, white and such  Leftists  threatened   a conservative Minnesota US Representative with a hate demonstration at his home even on the front steps.    Dozens of such acts of Leftists, black and white block streets, invade shopping centers to spread their brand of leftist black and white racism with GOVERNMENT ON THEIR SIDE….ala the racist NAACP to strengthen their army of revolution.

And then there is David Duke thrust into the noise of yesterday’s confrontation of white ‘nationalists’  versus leftist national  black……and the TRUMP CARD FOR THE FASCISTS AT CNN AND MSNBC  to bash Our Donald.   He has been  remembered by the fake news left that he supported Donald J. Trump for President in 2016.    I am pleased he did.   Don’t you think that was the right vote   for  civilized democratic  Americans to make last year against Leftist Hillary?

I’d welcome his vote and then offer what I could do to dissuade Mr. Duke from his racist views against certain fellow Americans of darker skin color.

I spent much of this day at Leftist CNN and MSNBC.   They displayed their bigoted leftists one after a colored another.   I used to speak Russian rather fluently.  I used to subscribe to Pravda and Isvestia during the latter days of the Leftist Saint of Saints, Josef Visarianovich Stalin.   I have visited  the then  Holiest of all Leftist Camps, the USSR on two occasions, both in a country  where there was no need ever to change news channels…..very similar to the control the Soviet-like Left has in America over the news  these days at the New York Times and Washington Post…at CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS and so on and so on….even including Fox this afternoon.

All were dissatisfied with the President’s response to the black racist left and white nationalist confrontation yesterday.  It wasn’t ‘RACIST ENOUGH’!

In the meantime all day long at Fox, CNN and MSNBC….and perhaps at other channels, I couldn’t manage attending all of them by myself, not a word arose to remind listening folks that there were actually two warring tangos clashing yesterday at Charlottesville, Virginia….whatever happened to the Leftist rioters?

Black racism in America today emanates from the NAACP and countless other local Leftist hate white groups….some of them Islamic.

Racisms are hard to handle in any democratic society especially when they are funded by the government itself  such as we are  in our America   with the NAACP.

Most American blacks today are very likely not antiwhite racists, a remarkable reality if true.   They are encouraged to hate America and its traditional values,  by today’s Obamaling Democrat Party and its Leftist surrogates, most of them white, controlling the American Press,  our schools and universities,  and television industry.

I doubt many in the White Nationalist community are aware that the Democrat Party has created today’s American black racist, not an Elijah Muhammed.    Instead of sending these white racists into their own ‘mosques’ or coffins, why shouldn’t civilized Americans try to enlighten them to rise above their fears and hate?

I wonder if ever  President Trump might plan a meeting some day between the more civilized  White Nationalist racists and the more civilized Leftist black racists like  mouthy Rep.  Maxine Waters and  the head of the NAACP anytime soon!   Our President is  a sharp cuss, one whom I like very, very  much.  Which side do you think might refuse to attend the conference?      (I haven’t edited the above due to exhaustion.  I’ll check things out later.  You may want to connect with the article below at a black journalist conference.)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/08/trump_aide_manigault_shouted_down_at_black_journalist_conference.html

 

Disorder in Charlottesville, Va…..

I worked this morning.  I returned home shortly after 1:30 and began to gather lunch.   Turned on television….to the usual leftist fascists at CNN and then to the often  confused reporters at Fox News.  Both opposing teams were extra excited.   Something had happened in the news which  could really cash in on ratings.

I early on discovered the happening was in Charlottesville, Virginia.    Some vehicle, a CNNer reported, had slammed into a crowd of protesters and had thrown some participants  into the air with the intentional effort.  The adversaries were clearly identified.

“White nationalists” the usual CNN leftisers reported,  “intimated”, led by President Trump-fan, former head guru of the KKK, David Duke, they salivated  with excitement, had caused the disorder……but failed to  mention which political case group, the White nationalists, or the usual Obama Leftists, obstructionists out for a lark to disrupt something American was responsible for the assault.   They were far too black racially motivated by the event.

CNN starred Democrat Party’s Black Nationalist, head of the well funded, black racist NAACP, led by black racist, Cornell Brooks.    He ranted black  racism victimhood.

After thirty minutes of listening to the horror event ala CNN, and still not aware of  who and really what had  caused the car assault, I turned to Fox “News”.  Nearly  30 minutes of Fox News swam by before the cause for the rioting was put in order.

Both CNN and Fox were counting the time it would take until they got a statement from the President.  Neither are the President’s  fans.  Fascist news center CNN repeatedly emphasized that David Duke was a devoted supporter of President Trump…..and therefore by frequency, was instructing viewers to hate Our Donald.

Fox News eventually clarified the sequence of events.    The Leftist out for their Saturday holiday were protesting the “White Nationalists” who had been protesting for their Saturday holiday.   A Dodge vehicle had slammed into a Leftist meld.  Its driver had made a getaway.   It seems the attack was against the Saturday Leftists.

The largest racist political institution in America is the NAACP…..Its head KKK person, is at present, leftist guru, Cornell Brooks.   The black congressional caucus is an American Congress institution.  It is designated, limited to BLACK MEMBERSHIP ONLY.   Washington apparently is still  awaiting new orders from the dictators arising from  our more recent Islamic “settlers” regarding their political requirements in our tumbling democracy’s E Pluribus Unum.

Don’t damn blacks racists, Islamists, feminist fascists for their evil and our American collapse.  BLAME ITS FAKE NEWS FOLKS IN THE PRESS,  SCHOOLS,  AND TODAY’S  DEMOCRAT PARTY……and perhaps even a good amount on  the GOP wusses…..BUT NOT OUR DONALD!

When will our American blacks stop their murderous habits?  Where?  At CNN where their evil is encouraged by the hate America crowd?

THE MOST RACIST CROWD IN OUR AMERICA TODAY IS BLACK BY COLOR.  IT   LEARNS ITS EVIL TRADE IN AMERICAN SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, THE NEWS INDUSTRY, FROM LEFTIST DEMOCRATS, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

David Duke seems to be a civilized American.   Cornell Brooks is extremely arrogant, obnoxious, and energetic in his office.   He would deny his racism….as all leftists do…..Perhaps the Federal Government could initiate a nationwide office with funding titled, “THE UNITED STATES OFFICE FOR THE  UNIFICATION OF  NATIONAL RACISM”.

Note:  Regarding  Orientals who are almost always bystanders in these American racial competitions, my advice is “STAY WHO YOU ARE…BYSTANDERS!”   Then, please raise a lot of American children to help secure a more viable democratic and peaceful American future.

(It is difficult to discern who the Nazis are at the Charlottesville, Virginia.   Follow the New York Times’ article below

Violence erupted on Saturday as hundreds of white nationalists had gathered here for a rally and clashed with counterprotesters, resulting in at least one death and prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency.

After the rally at a city park was dispersed, a car plowed into a crowd near the city’s downtown mall, killing at least one person and injuring at least 19 others, according to a spokeswoman for the University of Virginia Medical Center. The authorities did not immediately say whether the episode was related to the white nationalists’ demonstration, but several witnesses and video of the scene suggested that it might have been intentional.

Emergency medical personnel treated eight people, the Charlottesville Police Department said. It was not immediately clear how severely they had been hurt. Several area hospitals did not return telephone calls seeking information.

Witnesses said a crowd of counterdemonstrators, jubilant because the white nationalists had left, was moving up Fourth Street, near the mall, when a gray sports car came down the road and accelerated, mowing down several people and hurling at least two in the air.

“It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Robert Armengol, who was at the scene reporting for a podcast he hosts with students at the University of Virginia. “After that it was pandemonium. The car hit reverse and sped and everybody who was up the street in my direction started running.”

Saturday afternoon, after initially issuing a brief denunciation on Twitter, President Trump, speaking at the start of a veterans’ event at his golf club in New Jersey, again addressed what he described as “the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia.”

In comments from Bedminister, N.J., President Trump condemned the bloody protests. But he did not specifically criticize the white nationalist rally and its neo-Nazi slogans beyond blaming “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

“It’s been going on for a long time in our country, it’s not Donald Trump, it’s not Barack Obama,” said Mr. Trump, adding that he had been in contact with Virginia officials. After calling for the “swift restoration of law and order,” he offered a call for unity among Americans of “all races, creeds and colors.”

The demonstration, which both organizers and critics had said was the largest gathering of white nationalists in recent years, was organized to protest the planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a city park that once bore the name of the Confederate general, but was renamed Emancipation Park.

The turmoil in Charlottesville began with a march Friday night by white nationalists on the campus of the University of Virginia and escalated Saturday morning as demonstrators from both sides gathered in the park. Waving Confederate flags, chanting Nazi-era slogans, wearing helmets and carrying shields, the white nationalists converged on the Lee statue and began chanting phrases like “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us.”

Hundreds of counterprotesters — religious leaders, Black Lives Matter activists and anti-fascist groups known as “antifa” — quickly surrounded the crowd, singing spirituals, chanting and carrying their own signs.

The morning started peacefully, with the white nationalists gathering in McIntire Park, outside downtown, and the counterdemonstrators — including Cornel R. West, the Harvard University professor and political activist — gathering at the First Baptist Church, a historically African-American church here. Professor West, who addressed the group at a sunrise prayer service, said he had come “bearing witness to love and justice in the face of white supremacy.”

At McIntire Park, the white nationalists waved Confederate flags and other banners. As a photographer took pictures, one of them, who gave his name only as Ted because he said he might want to run for political office some day, said he was from Missouri, and added, “I’m tired of seeing white people pushed around.”

But by 11 a.m., after both sides had made their way to Emancipation Park, the scene had exploded into taunting, shoving and outright brawling.

Barricades encircling the park and separating the two sides began to come down, and the police temporarily retreated. People were seen clubbing one another in the streets, and pepper spray filled the air. One of the white nationalists left the park bleeding, his head wrapped in gauze.

Declaring the gathering an unlawful assembly, the police had cleared the area before noon, and the Virginia National Guard arrived as officers began arresting some who remained. But fears lingered that the altercation would start again nearby, as demonstrators dispersed in smaller groups.

Within an hour, politicians, including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, and the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, a Republican, had condemned the violence.

The first public response from the White House came from the first lady, Melania Trump, who wrote on Twitter: “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Justice Department agents would support local and state officials in an investigation of Saturday’s events.

“This kind of violence is totally contrary to American values and can never be tolerated,” Mr. Sessions said in a statement.

 

How Far Away Is Our USA from Venezuela’s Socialist Fascism?

Twenty many million illegal/legal nonAmericans have invaded the United States of America over the past decade organized, used, encouraged, maneuvered, financed, transported, purchased, and plotted with and  by the anti-white racist urban and university uneducated   Obamaling  rebels to put an end to the nation’s freedoms.

The nation’s communications and educational empires sell fake news, lies and threats to cripple the duly elected American businessman,  Donald J. Trump, to make way for leftist Dem thug rule….not too unlike the rise of Socialist dictator, Hugo Chavez  (more  Bernie Sanders crude than Barack sly) rule in Venezuela a few years ago.

Venezuela was until the rise of thug Hugo, the wealthiest, most stable “democratic oriented” or more accurately the most  democratic “touched” nation in the Western Hemisphere south of the Rio Grande.

While you are reading the following New York Post article regarding the collapse of Venezuela, how many American teens to the thirties do you think give a damn about the traditional American freedoms the nation once valued and often fought to defend……compared to those who scream freedom  for  marijuana!

http://nypost.com/2017/08/01/venezuela-a-nation-devoured-by-socialism/

 

Chelsea….the Developing Star?

CIVIL WAR ON THE LEFT, PART 45: THE BANALITY OF CHELSEA

by Steven Hayward at PowerLine:

“We noted here a couple of months back the obvious truth that Chelsea Clinton is a nitwit. Who knew, however, that a leftist would stumble across this fact.

Prof. Corey Robin of Brooklyn College, author of a book popular among leftists called The Reactionary Mind that purports to explain conservatism (gee: I wonder if we can figure out the thesis from the title), got into an argument recently with Chelsea. On Twitter. About banality. No, you can’t make this up.

Chelsea tweeted a link to a story about an arson fire at an LGBT center in Arizona with her coda about how it is an example of “the banality of evil”—the phrase made famous in Hannah Arendt’s controversial book Eichmann in Jerusalem. Prof. Robin thought this a gross misuse or misunderstanding of Arendt’s phrase, and naturally defaulted to the usual mode of progressives everywhere, hectoring Chelsea for her superficiality. And Chelsea responded!

You can read the whole delicious saga at Corey Robin’s website, but here are a few lowlights:

I didn’t think Clinton was using Arendt’s concept of “the banality of evil” correctly. I retweeted her with some snide commentary.

There follows a lot of explication about Arendt’s phrase, but twice Robin describes Chelsea thus: “author of a best-selling book; vice chair of a powerful global foundation; former special correspondent to NBC; possible congressional candidate, with a net worth of $15 million; daughter of the former president of the United States; daughter of the former Secretary of State and almost-president of the United States,” adding that “We have in this country a really weird ruling class.”

There’s lots more here in the whole post, and Chelsea does not come out well in the exchange. I do especially like this initial response from Chelsea:

“Thankful to have read Arendt at Sidwell & Stanford” is a nice touch, another sign of the total lack of self-awareness of entitled elitist mediocrities of the left. It take something for me to side with Corey Robin on anything, but that’s what makes the ongoing left-on-left action so much fun to watch. Popcorn please!”

(Comment regarding the obvious which seems to escape the feminized:   The human male is an animal born  to be a killer and  sexual predator to survive as an animal species.  The he is born to be a problem solver……(unless born as a Democrat in America these days).

The human female animal is born to be the carrier of human offspring to continue the species.   She needs, she prefers, demands security   over problem solving,  comfort and make-believe over Truth.

Why Replace Obamacare WITH ANYTHING?

Why Replace Obamacare with Anything?

by Claire Hawks   at American Thinker:Claire Hawks

 

“Obamacare, like almost everything the government is in charge of, is undoubtedly a disaster and needs to be repealed.  Why should it be replaced with anything?  We already have an extensive Medicaid program, which was supposedly designed to provide a safety net for those unable to afford insurance.  Like most if not all government programs, it is rife with fraud and abuses.

Medicare is another disaster.  The majority of people think this is a free government program that pays 80% of everything.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Seniors pay for Medicare, and Medicare pays for 80% of what Medicare thinks you should have been billed.  For example, if your doctor charges you $200 for an annual exam, Medicare might decide that you should have been charged only $100, and it will pay 80%, or $80, of that amount.  The Medicare enrollee is left with a bill for $120.  That’s why almost all seniors have what is called “gap” insurance, a secondary insurance, which can be costly but pays most or all of the gap left between what you are billed and what Medicare pays.  The same holds true for all medical testing and hospitalizations.

One of the popular narratives for replacing Obamacare is that so many people were uninsured before its passage and need to be insured.  What I haven’t heard is who these people are.  I know that a good portion of them are young people who choose not to have health insurance.  Since when did the government decide how a person should live his life?  And should it?

Another portion are those with pre-existing conditions.  Unless someone was born with congenital defects, these people are also mostly those who chose not to have insurance until they acquired a medical problem; were without insurance; and found that insurance, once they had this problem, was very costly.  There may be some companies, if you are going from job to job, who will not cover you if you have a pre-existing condition, but I’m not aware of any.

Compare health insurance with car insurance.  If you feel you are an incredibly safe driver and choose not to have any, or adequate, insurance, what happens if you are in a serious and costly collision?  It certainly isn’t the responsibility of the government to bail you out for your poor choice.  And if you try, after this costly collision, to increase your auto insurance or get insurance, you will probably find yourself in a high-risk pool paying incredible amounts of money.  No one expects the American taxpayers to pay for your poor decisions.

So why should the American taxpayers pay for your poor medical decisions?  They shouldn’t.

Another thing touted as popular is keeping children on their parents’ policy until they are 26 years old.  This sounds good, but 26-year-olds are not children.  By all indices, they are adults.  Yes, a lot of them are still living at home – but why?  What are they doing with their money?  Looking at the adult children of people I know, they are having a wonderful time, spending their money on cars I can’t afford at 72 because I realize that Medicare pays very little of hospital bills and I need a good secondary insurance, clothes, and miscellaneous other things.  These young people are the ones who probably, when they turn 26, won’t get their own insurance.  Again, should the taxpayers be responsible for their poor decisions and priorities?

It seems to be all about priorities.  There are certain things in life that should be a priority.  Medical insurance should be one of those.  There’s an idea for a mandatory high school class – what is a priority and how to establish those priorities.  But that would be a sensible, worthwhile class and definitely not part of the liberal agenda.

Another reason against government health care is that, legally, no one is ever turned away from a hospital based on ability to pay.  I spent years working in information technology with hospital accounting.  I know not only how many millions of dollars in only free care were provided by the hospital, but how many millions of dollars were written off as bad debts and how many debts were worked out with patients for a nominal monthly charge – with no late fees or charges.  If a hospital accepts Medicare and Medicaid, it is required to provide a certain amount of “charitable” care or risk losing its funding from these sources.  Not only that, but every hospital I have been associated with has staff who specifically assist people who are uninsured to apply for Medicaid.

There is no magic formula for deciding what any individual needs in health insurance, just as there isn’t a magic formula for deciding what type of auto insurance an individual needs.  This is a personal decision and should be made by the persons directly involved – not the government and definitely not by Congress, whose members live in their elitist bubble and have a wonderful health care program and know almost nothing about medical insurance.

Government insurance is just another step toward socialized medicine, where the government will be deciding not only what type and amount of insurance you need, but how you should be cared for.

Obamacare, like almost everything the government is in charge of, is undoubtedly a disaster and needs to be repealed.  Why should it be replaced with anything?  We already have an extensive Medicaid program, which was supposedly designed to provide a safety net for those unable to afford insurance.  Like most if not all government programs, it is rife with fraud and abuses.

Medicare is another disaster.  The majority of people think this is a free government program that pays 80% of everything.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Seniors pay for Medicare, and Medicare pays for 80% of what Medicare thinks you should have been billed.  For example, if your doctor charges you $200 for an annual exam, Medicare might decide that you should have been charged only $100, and it will pay 80%, or $80, of that amount.  The Medicare enrollee is left with a bill for $120.  That’s why almost all seniors have what is called “gap” insurance, a secondary insurance, which can be costly but pays most or all of the gap left between what you are billed and what Medicare pays.  The same holds true for all medical testing and hospitalizations.

One of the popular narratives for replacing Obamacare is that so many people were uninsured before its passage and need to be insured.  What I haven’t heard is who these people are.  I know that a good portion of them are young people who choose not to have health insurance.  Since when did the government decide how a person should live his life?  And should it?

Another portion are those with pre-existing conditions.  Unless someone was born with congenital defects, these people are also mostly those who chose not to have insurance until they acquired a medical problem; were without insurance; and found that insurance, once they had this problem, was very costly.  There may be some companies, if you are going from job to job, who will not cover you if you have a pre-existing condition, but I’m not aware of any.

Compare health insurance with car insurance.  If you feel you are an incredibly safe driver and choose not to have any, or adequate, insurance, what happens if you are in a serious and costly collision?  It certainly isn’t the responsibility of the government to bail you out for your poor choice.  And if you try, after this costly collision, to increase your auto insurance or get insurance, you will probably find yourself in a high-risk pool paying incredible amounts of money.  No one expects the American taxpayers to pay for your poor decisions.

So why should the American taxpayers pay for your poor medical decisions?  They shouldn’t.

Another thing touted as popular is keeping children on their parents’ policy until they are 26 years old.  This sounds good, but 26-year-olds are not children.  By all indices, they are adults.  Yes, a lot of them are still living at home – but why?  What are they doing with their money?  Looking at the adult children of people I know, they are having a wonderful time, spending their money on cars I can’t afford at 72 because I realize that Medicare pays very little of hospital bills and I need a good secondary insurance, clothes, and miscellaneous other things.  These young people are the ones who probably, when they turn 26, won’t get their own insurance.  Again, should the taxpayers be responsible for their poor decisions and priorities?

It seems to be all about priorities.  There are certain things in life that should be a priority.  Medical insurance should be one of those.  There’s an idea for a mandatory high school class – what is a priority and how to establish those priorities.  But that would be a sensible, worthwhile class and definitely not part of the liberal agenda.

Another reason against government health care is that, legally, no one is ever turned away from a hospital based on ability to pay.  I spent years working in information technology with hospital accounting.  I know not only how many millions of dollars in only free care were provided by the hospital, but how many millions of dollars were written off as bad debts and how many debts were worked out with patients for a nominal monthly charge – with no late fees or charges.  If a hospital accepts Medicare and Medicaid, it is required to provide a certain amount of “charitable” care or risk losing its funding from these sources.  Not only that, but every hospital I have been associated with has staff who specifically assist people who are uninsured to apply for Medicaid.

There is no magic formula for deciding what any individual needs in health insurance, just as there isn’t a magic formula for deciding what type of auto insurance an individual needs.  This is a personal decision and should be made by the persons directly involved – not the government and definitely not by Congress, whose members live in their elitist bubble and have a wonderful health care program and know almost nothing about medical insurance.

Government insurance is just another step toward socialized medicine, where the government will be deciding not only what type and amount of insurance you need, but how you should be cared for.

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

Collapse of Civility in Minneapolis

What Has Happened to Minneapolis?

by Valerie Greenfeld at American Thinker:

“When I lived in Minneapolis, it was a welcoming town filled with hardworking, honest people with family values.  Braving extreme heat, politicians attended the State Fair, shook hands, kissed babies, and ate walleyed pike.  We used to stroll around Lake Minnetonka and talk about the local news, how many mosquitos were biting, and how the Minnesota Twins baseball team fared that year.  Minnesotans made me feel like family and welcomed me for a home-cooked meal.  But according to former FBI agent John Guandolo, life in the Twin Cities is not what it used to be.

Terror struck Minneapolis following a 911 call by Justine Damond, an Australian bride-to-be who was trying to be a good Samaritan by reporting a possible sexual assault.  Apparently, the policeman who responded, Somali-American Mohamed Noor, shot Damond to death when she appeared at the window of his car.  The facts have yet to be explained by Minneapolis police, who are investigating the July 15 tragedy.  But it is evident that some citizens fear backlash against the Minnesota Somali community.  It seems that the police officer was not a terrorist, and he is said to be a good citizen who made a serious, tragic mistake.  The problem in many communities is an enduring fear of terrorism that unleashes frantic emotions, whether warranted or not.

Tensions are high all around the U.S. as terrorist attacks continue to consume the news.  Now Minneapolis is home to the largest number of Somalis in the U.S., with over 125,000 immigrants.  Some native Minnesotans are worried about the violence in their community, and emotions run high in some neighborhoods.

Somalis in Minnesota mosques were stirred up when al-Shabaab (affiliated with al-Qaeda) claimed responsibility for the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya – perhaps creating an opening for Islamist recruiters.  The largest number of Islamic jihadi fighters in the U.S. left to fight for al-Shabaab in Somalia shortly thereafter.

“We Have a Terrorist Recruiting Problem.”

The issue of terrorists in Minnesota has not gone unnoticed.  Andrew M. Luger, the U.S. attorney for Minneapolis, spoke about a case against al-Shabaab: “We have a terrorist recruiting problem.  We are willing to recognize it and we want to solve it.”  Luger described the problem as “decentralized” and “widespread.” He continued, “To be clear: This case demonstrates how difficult it is to put an end to recruiting here.  Parents and loved ones should know that there is not one master recruiter organizing in the Somali community locally.  What this case shows is that the person radicalizing your son, your brother, your friend, may not be a stranger.  It may be their best friend right here in town.”

Since that time, the father of Yusef Jama, a man who left Minnesota to join ISIS in June of 2014, testified.  It was an emotional moment for all parents in the courtroom.  “He talked about having lost his son to al-Shabaab and now another to ISIS.  At the end of his testimony, he took the exhibit in his hand – a picture of his son, Yusef Jama, who is dead – and he asked the judge if he could take it with him.  He needed a picture of his son.  Neither I, nor the people who worked on this case at the FBI or my office, ever want a parent to go through that again.”

One way to ensure that outcome is to educate the public.

“Terrorists Are Preying on the Youth in Minnesota.”

The Center for the American Experiment explains that Minnesota spends more money per low-income individual on public welfare than any other state in the U.S.  The State Department contracts with charities in Minnesota such as Lutheran Social Services, Catholic Charities, and World Relief Minnesota to assist Somali refugees with housing and English training.  Somalis choose Minnesota for the state assistance and the established Somali community.

While there are many Somalis who choose to open restaurants, drive taxis, become entrepreneurs, and assimilate into Minnesota society, simultaneously, many are exposed to radical Islamic extremism.  This phenomenon is cause for concern for residents of Minnesota.

State Leaders Must Stop the Jihadi Network

Since my departure from the Twin Cities, the Cedar Riverside neighborhood has been nicknamed “Little Mogadishu” because of the enormous growth of Somalis.  Downtown Minneapolis has become home to at least 29 Islamic centers and mosques.

Little Mogadishu in Minneapolis

If I still lived in Minnesota, I would ask state leaders for help in stemming the Islamic jihadi network there.  Governor Mark Dayton publicly told Minnesota citizens at the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muslim America Society (MAS) that “if they do not like the growing Muslim Somali population in Minnesota, they can leave [St. Cloud].”  Congressman Keith Ellison represents the 5th District and is the first Muslim congressman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Ellison is known for his support of Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.  Known by some in Washington, D.C. as a man who tries to silence criticism of jihad and radical Islamism, does Ellison represent his constituency?

Do Americans understand the effects of radical Islamism in their neighborhoods?  Many Somali teens are struggling.  The U.S. attorney’s office created outreach and mentorship programs, jobs, and community events.  Still, living in an unfamiliar place with barriers such as the language, climate, culture, goals, and belief system creates a climate of anxiety, frustration, loneliness, and anger – all prominent elements to radicalization.

Minnesota Somalis radicalize not only because they don’t have a job or an after-school program.  The biggest problem is recruiters who convince young adults that fighting the infidel (unbelievers) will bring them closer to Allah.

Teen Programs Are Not Enough: The Radical Ideology Must Be Addressed

Jihadi rappers sing, “Call on Allah and never retreat / Make our feet firm, Satan’s plan is weak / Islam is our faith, jihad is the peak / The best of our end’s to be a shahid.”  Addressing this type of propaganda is the most important part of solving the terrorism problem in Minnesota.  No matter how many outreach programs, after-school events, and job fairs, without understanding and curtailing the root of terrorism, the radical ideology, and sharia law (Islamic law), the problem will continue to grow.

Minnesota recruits are growing steadily as communities, perhaps unknowingly welcoming organizations such as Hamas, the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and Muslim Student Associations (MSA).  Up to 80% of national MSA chapters on college campuses are demonstrating radical beliefs, according to attorney David Yerushalmi.

Young adults under the jihadi influence are becoming more sophisticated at hiding their radical intentions from their families and local authorities.  Terrorists in the U.S. are hidden in plain sight.  Without a drastic change in policy, ideological jihadi battle zones will continue to grow on American soil.  The focus for government officials must shift to locating the terrorist cells forming insideour homeland and recognizing that Minnesota is not alone.”

Valerie Greenfeld is the author of Backyard Caliphate: Radicalization in Your Neighborhood.  She can be reached on her blog at backyardcaliphate.weebly.com.