• 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

WSJ: Anatomy of a Witch Hunt

Anatomy of a Witch Hunt

The Trump-Russia scare comes from the same playbook as fake cancer scares.

by Holman Jenkins   at the Wall Street Journal:

“Americans won’t be really good citizens until they read Timur Kuran and Cass Sunstein’s 1999 law review article about “availability cascades.”

Their launching point is the process by which we (i.e., human beings) decide to believe what others believe, and judge the truth of a proposition by how familiar it is. Such “availability cascades” drive government policy in good ways and bad, but usually bad. An example the authors analyze in detail is 1989’s fake “Alar” cancer scare that devastated U.S. apple growers.

Which brings us to today’s question: How did it become widely believed in the first half of 2017 that a U.S. president committed treason with Russia?

Consider what has passed for proof in the media. Tens of thousands of Americans have done business with Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union, not to mention before.

In 2009 President Obama made the first of his two trips to Russia with a gaggle of U.S. business leaders in tow.

Of these many thousands, four were associated with the Trump campaign, and now became evidence of Trump collusion with Russia.

Every president for 75 years has sought improved relations with Russia. That’s what those endless summits were about. Mr. Trump, in his typically bombastic way, also promoted improved relations with Russia. Now this was evidence of collusion.

Russian diplomats live in the U.S. and rub shoulders with countless Americans. Such shoulder-rubbing, if Trump associates were involved, now is proof of crime.

The Alar pesticide scare only took off when activists whom Messrs. Kuran and Sunstein label “availability entrepreneurs” peddled deceptive claims to a credulous “60 Minutes.” We would probably not be having this Russia discussion today if not for the so-called Trump dossier alleging improbable, lurid connections between Donald Trump and the Kremlin.

It had no provenance that anyone was bound to respect or rely upon. Its alleged author, a retired British agent named Christopher Steele, supposedly had Russian intelligence sources, but why would Russian intelligence blow the cover of their blackmail agent Mr. Trump whom they presumably so carefully and expensively cultivated? They wouldn’t.

Yet recall the litany of Rep. Adam Schiff, who declared in a House Intelligence Committee hearing: “Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated and nothing more than an entirely unhappy coincidence?”

His litany actually consisted of innocuous, incidental and routine Trump associations interspersed with claims from the Trump dossier to make the innocuous, incidental and routine seem nefarious.

Maybe Mr. Schiff is a cynic, or maybe Harvard Law sent him back into the world with the same skull full of mush with which he arrived. But ever since, every faulty or incomplete recollection of a meeting with a Russian has been promoted in the media as proof of treason by Trump associates.

The president’s obvious irritation with being called a traitor is proof that he is a traitor.

Whether the Russia incubus did more harm to Mr. Trump’s vote or Hillary’s vote during the election is impossible to know. But Mr. Trump won, so under the hindsight fallacy his victory is now proof that he conspired with Russia.

The term “availability bias” originated in the work of Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, whose Nobel Prize-winning research gave birth to the field of behavioral economics.

Mr. Kahneman went on to write 2011’s indispensable “Thinking, Fast and Slow,” and I’m here to tell you that journalists especially pride themselves on their fast thinking—the kind that mistakes randomness for pattern, confuses correlation with causation, and gives excessive rein to emotional and cognitive biases.

Notice I don’t say reporters and editors are so dumb they can’t free themselves from such errors. I say that such errors are their stock in trade.

The original allegory of fast thinking, of course, is the old folklore tale, “the emperor’s new clothes.” In his 1922 book “Public Opinion,” Walter Lippmann explained how journalists reduce complex, novel realities to off-the-shelf “stereotypes.”

Or as a colleague once said of Stalin, “[He] tries to force life into a ready-made framework. The more life resists . . . the more forcefully he mangles and breaks it.”

Come to think of it, that’s not a bad way of describing how the D.C. anthill has reacted to the unexpected, exotic, high-risk, possibly providential experiment of the Trump presidency.

We mean every descriptor. His very unsuitability, the mood of the American public that elected him, the obscure impasse of American politics that brought him to power—all these signs deserve more respect than they’re getting.

His Torquemadas don’t and can’t know whether our democracy, in the improbable Mr. Trump, found a lever to move us forward, but there’s something repugnant in their desire not to find out.”

Comment:   The above Wall Street Journal article is a foreign language to about 99.3% of today’s American “adults” under the age of 50.  Truth, words, places, people, actions have become foreign to their modern  leftist equalized fascistic Democrat Party propaganda to force upon America the most important right….to be equally ignorant and powerless to what today’s “Democrats” are cooking up for the nation’s future.

Watch Fired FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Here

I didn’t have an opportunity to watch the political  leftist arranged television event today starring former FBI director, James Comey…..the one newly elected President Donald J. Trump fired recently…..the one Democrats hated for sniping publicly about one of countless Hillary crimes while running for the American Presidency, the one she and all of her devoted racists and feminists felt she deserved for being Hillary.

I had to go to work.

On my way to work, and until 11AM I caught the event on radio.

Our American deviates in Washington, the  Axis concocted by Hillary sore losers,  Chas  Schumer deviates, you know the creepier Al Franken types, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, MNBC and nearly all of the rest of the media including Fox on a bad day;   the new leftier klutzes causing American President Donald J. Trump trouble in Washington.  I follow American national politics closely…and have so since the Dewey-Truman presidential campaign in 1948.  (It sure beats going to the horse races.)

I admit I love our American 45th President.   I love him for his obvious traits and gifts…and his honesty according to what he sees and senses.  He loves his country.  He sees it, knows it is in financial and moral decay.

We haven’t had a really gifted and astute, uplifting  President during  my life with the exception of  Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy,  and Ronald Reagan.  Worse, the country was profoundly struck down by American hater, racist, feminist, open borders for illegal voters foreigner Barack Hussein Obama for the past eight years of national disorder and decline.

Best of all, Donald J. Trump is an American non-politician.   He’s “Ugely” American bright….and the fascist-feminists leftist hounds controlling  our today’s  education world hate him  and all the rest of us over age 60 as well who aren’t drugged by the glory of ignorance, atheism,  and meaningless unemployment.

THE COMEY PERFORMANCE

Mr. Comey seemed a good man….a gentle man…..or perhaps not quite a man, but rather a boy scout determined to do good by obeying Obama’s urban  scoutmasters……a  2017 man, that is, not quite a man at all.   Gentle, plotting, polite, shy-pretending, a person who loved his job station in life…..an almost man, a bureaucrat who wanted to do good to honor his name….an almost man who had worked in the political maneuvering world all of his adult life, who tried to do good so others would know him as good.

And then along comes businessman, Donald J. Trump winning a presidential election beating the  government establishment, the Hillary establishment, the newsprint establishment, the television news establishment, the leftist college urchins without knowledge and careers, countless  programmed black racists, 12,000,000 illegal voting immigrants….some less illegal than others whose arrivals were all seen by leftist fascists as  votes for their inevitable forever dictatorship  future.

Business man Trump is hated by countless Republicans as well….news industry people.   His  nose isn’t sufficiently perfect for the manikin they could display as their toady.   Mr. Trump reeks leadership.  He builds towers, golf courses, skating rinks.  He likes people.  He is a Republican who  loves his country and is fed up with those GOPers who have colluded with   leftist leaches draining our America of blood for more than a decade in  the name of the  gods of global warming, sanctuary cities,  brainless screamy coeds, and Windy City urban murderers.

Be sure to enjoy this spectacle presented below….how these Democrat vermin and their Republican compatriots welcomed President Donald J. Trump to the 45th presidency of these “United” states of America to solve our nation’s countless problems…..

GOD BLESS PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP and Marco Rubio!

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/06/08/watch_live_fired_fbi_director_james_comey_senate_testimony.html

 

Hate Hoax Celebrated At Once Lutheran, “Saint Olaf” College

St. Olaf College used to be civil.   Northfield, Minnesota used to be civil once Jesse James’ gang was routed from pillaging the city.

In my lifetime, Minnesota used to be JudeoChristian, even civilized.  Sundays were a day for Church, rest, and family.    Savages, drugs, crime, Democrats and their immigrants, millionaires, feminism, Socialism, and the disappearance of family and manhood  have rallied to eliminate all remembrances of things past.  Burkas walking around in Minneapolis expose the degree of modernity now overwhelming the Land of Lakes’ Crooked Al Franken, loud mouth of the Senate in Washington.

How are the boastful ‘educated’ know-nothings doing these days at St. Olaf…..or it could be Carleton…..or both”

Let’s peek at some news from hotair:

Oh, look, another campus hate hoax, this time in Minnesota

by John Sexton  at HotAir:

http://hotair.com/archives/2017/05/10/oh-look-another-campus-hate-hoax-time-minnesota/

The President Who Hated His America So Much, He Gave Irani Islamists the Nuclear “DEAL”

Barack Hussein Obama was a foreigner to America.   Little has been reviewed about his “American” background.   His father had multiple wives;  a  Muslim, but didn’t demonstrate much interest in family life.  Obama was raised by wealthy grandparents.

College Obama was  Marxist oriented.    His records are under lock and key so no one can review them.  Many of his prof mentors were communists….the fascist kind.

His hero in American life was Communist Socialist Saul Alinsky a community organizer programmed to make the country red during the 1930s.

Barack Hussein received a law degree and followed his hero, Alinsky, into the Communist Socialist community organizer world.   He spent most of his American presidency making America weak, ignorant, and hating of those folks who declined to teach and sing songs of Praise and Love to Comrade Obama in elementary schools, K -12 the first two years of his stay in office.

He destroyed the American economy……… and the once honorable Democrat Party, turning it from American Liberal to Soviet style Communist Socialist Fascist world of intolerance, deceit, and betrayal.

At the end of his presidency, Islamic sympathizer Barack Hussein Obama gave  Iran and its screwball ayatollah fascists who run the country a secret deal;  billions of American tax payer money  to assure these hate-America Iranis  had sufficient nuclear capabilities to  spread its brand of Islam to the rest of the world without resistance.   No doubt songs of Jihadists will be sung by Islamic fascists everywhere forever  saluting Islamist leader, Barack Hussein Obama for his leadership in destroying America in the name of Allah.      Please read the following Federalist article by  for further information:

Obama’s Iran Deal Was Much Worse Than We Suspected

….

Barack Obama didn’t just undermine our allies with the Iran deal—he undermined his own Justice Department
by David Harsanyi   at  the Federalist:

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/24/barack-obamas-iran-deal-was-much-worse-than-we-suspected/

Is Venezuela Dictatorship America’s Leftist, Black Racist, Latino Future?

Massive protests in Venezuela lead to violence, uncertainty

by Cody Weddle and Jim Wyss  at the Miami Herald:

“Anti-government protestors clashed with Venezuelan security forces and pro-administration gangs Wednesday, turning what was supposed to be a massive peaceful march into a chaotic scene of tear gas and hurled debris that left at least two dead and cast a shadow over the future of the beleaguered South American nation.

Even before the last protestors had made it home Wednesday night, the opposition was calling for more protests on Thursday, as it tries to force the socialist administration to call new elections.

Violence struck early in the day Wednesday, when a 17-year-old boy was shot dead in the Caracas neighborhood of San Bernardino as opposition protestors were gathering for what was being called the “mother of all marches.” Local media reported that a 23-year-old woman was also murdered in the border state of Táchira.

As protestors tried to punch into downtown Caracas to deliver a list of their demands, which include general elections, security forces threw up barricades and broke up the crowds with tear gas.

Read More: Venezuela’s communists fighting for political survival

Isabella Antica, 48, had huddled on a side street after the Bolivarian National Guard had rushed the group she was protesting with.

“We were marching without weapons, peacefully,” she said. “The [guards] came after us and kept following us, shooting tear gas canisters at us and we were trapped … This is an injustice.”

In downtown Caracas, President Nicolás Maduro held his own rally, telling thousands of red-clad supporters that they had helped stop a Washington-backed coup.

“We have triumphed once again,” he said. “Glory be to this brave country.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/venezuela/article145430429.html

Quacks Rule Kindergarten through Grade 12 in America

K-12:  QUACKS RULE

by  Bruce Dietrick Price  at American Thinker:

“In 1950 Harvard-educated businessman Albert Lynd published an attack on our Education Establishment.  His book was aggressively titled Quackery in the Public Schools.

That title resonates with contempt.  Quackery?!  I suspect that the people running our schools had never heard themselves discussed in this insolent manner.  Probably this word sounded even ruder in the more polite 1950s than it does today.  In any case, quackery is the perfect distillation of this spectacularly disingenuous field.

Lynd’s book shows that almost 70 years ago, education was already deeply corrupted.  Its true direction could not be revealed, which was to subvert traditional education and replace it with socialist indoctrination.  The challenge for the Education Establishment was to recruit and shape people who would perpetuate this secret sabotage so that, for example, 70 years into the future (i.e., today), the field would still be undermining what has traditionally worked.  We must admit that the top brass have been successful.

Lynd’s shrewd, sarcastic book is one of the best early exposés of how John Dewey and Gang dumbed down the schools.   It’s still a good read (and still available on Amazon).  Lynd is smarter, better educated, and more ethical than the people he writes about.  He depicts education as a wasteland focused on controlling doctrine while generating big bucks.  Lynd is alert to something that almost everyone else misses: the quasi-communists sabotaging the school system are skillful capitalists.  Their ideological crusade funds itself!

Lynd explores a surprising fact: education is the only field where the practitioners never graduate.  Doctors, lawyers, architects, and engineers, who must master a far more difficult body of knowledge, earn a diploma, and that’s the end of their educational journey.  But teachers must go back to school in the summer and on weekends.  Lynd points out that the same small amount of content is divided and repackaged in a huge variety of forms.  In this way, the professors are kept employed teaching new variations of old courses, and students are made to pay again and again to learn what they already know.  This is featherbedding……….”   Please continue reading this outstanding article regarding the Leftists’ intellectual garbage dumps called “schools” by clicking below:

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/04/k12_quacks_rule.html

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The Importance of Being a Father!

Dennis Prager fan, Bruce Taber sent the beautiful  picture below.

We civilized, that is those of us older than 75,  wonder these days where  the college and university leftist enrolled  savages are coming from, both male and female and everyone in between.   We wonder what  the Black Lives Matter animals and the Madonna  feminazis of the street-left  drink for lunch to arouse their insanity to produce such ignorance and noise so frequently advertised and supported at CNN and the like.

Certainly the feminization of the social sciences at the  American University and the nation’s  Colleges of Education have caused the  abandonment of  teaching knowledge for the advancement of our  human understanding of existence,  environment, and the past.     Certainly these Obama revolutionaries at university and in sanctuary cities   are driven to create armies of  Black Racists, illegal immigrants, and  feminazis of all colors, sexes, shapes and sizes for the coming  “Peoples” revolution.

Atheism and Islamism have replaced JudeoChristianity  as the Leftist nation’s protected religions.

God only knows the number of male black savages, murderers, thieves,  vulgars of all kinds both native and illegals now in charge of geography in so many of our major  cities.    Marriage, the purpose of marriage,  the purpose of raising civilized, well educated, God-fearing off-spring free of drugs and leftist hates  has rapidly been  disappearing from our culture.    Half of our American  white community has been drawn into this same modern snake pit.  They follow politics on CNN and the like.

There is no evidence yet that America has hit ObamaBottom  whether at school, especially with the present feminist hysterics dictating college minds, or anywhere throughout the nation’s Obama sanctuary cities, or  at  CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, PBS, ABC, as well as ratings hungry Fox,  and the nation’s New York Times and Washington Post control over newsprint throughout urban America.

The first and last hope left for our once civilized United States of America still remains within the JudeoChristian  God’s family both human and religious…..a loving, civilized and responsible male father, a loving female mother raising loving, learned, Godfearing children in a traditional democratic society of well disciplined, self reliant, but Godfearing adults who know and care about their neighbors….

It is JudeoChristian Godfearing and learning knowledge we Americans  used to be  raised to rely on during our three centuries of human male growth in leadership and protection……until the anarchic revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, and its Obama/university  feminist and black Racism hate-America revolution revival of the past eight years of cultural collapse.

Most of all, America needs real fathers…..as suggested in the beautiful photo below: