• 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

My, WHAT A GAL!…..the Pilot of Flight 1380!

Pilot Who Safely Landed Southwest Flight 1380 Had ‘Nerves Of Steel’

by John Sexton    at  HotAir:

 

You’ve probably read about the near-disaster of Southwest Airlines flight 1380, which had to make an emergency landing after an engine exploded at 32,000 feet. It will be months before the NTSB releases a final report, but investigators are already saying one of the blades on a fan inside the engine had broken off. Some piece of shrapnel set loose by the broken blade struck a window leading it to shatter. That led to decompression of the cabin which sucked one woman, Jennifer Riordan, partly out of the plane. Passengers rushed to pull her back inside and then provided CPR but she was later pronounced dead.

Meanwhile, the plane’s captain, a former Navy fighter pilot, remained extremely calm, quickly dropping the plane to an altitude where passengers could breath without masks and asking for a new heading to the nearest airport. From the NY Times:

In an instant, Captain Shults found herself in a situation most pilots face only during training: having to land a plane after an engine goes out.

For the next 40 minutes, she displayed what one passenger later called “nerves of steel,” maneuvering the plane, which had been on its way from La Guardia Airport in New York to Dallas Love Field, toward Philadelphia for an emergency landing.

In the seats behind her, passengers sent goodbye text messages to loved ones, tightened oxygen masks around their faces and braced for impact. Flight attendants frantically performed CPR on the critically injured passenger, who later died at a hospital.

But Captain Shults, 56, was in control. She learned to fly as one of the first female fighter pilots in the Navy three decades ago, piloting the F/A-18 Hornet in an era when women were barred from combat missions.

“Can you have the medical meet us there on the runway,” Captain Shults calmly told air traffic controllers in Philadelphia. “They said there’s a hole and, uh, someone went out.”

If you think maybe that “nerves of steel” line is some kind of exaggerated praise, it’s not. The audio traffic between the plane and the ground shows zero indication in Captain Shults’ voice that she is in an emergency situation. In fact, if you listen to the entire clip, you can hear some stress creeping into the voices of the other air traffic controllers but Shults remains polite and calm throughout.

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/04/18/pilot-safely-landed-southwest-flight-1380-nerves-steel/

 

I Attended Church Easter Sunday Where Good People Gathered for Inspiration, YET THE MUNDANE REIGNED!

My mother first sent me  to  Lutheran Sunday School in 1938, the  year before I entered kindergarten at my neighborhood grade school.   As I gathered then and remember now, the quality, character, and nature of teaching at this Sunday School was equal in spirit and content to the learnings offered  at public school nearby where I attended Kindergarten through eighth grade, beginning in 1939……where until seventh grade very, very well educated, highly skilled  old maid school teachers dictated  schooling in an environment defended by adults.

Eventually seventh and eighth grade classes began to drift…..GI graduates of war, not school, who desperately needed jobs, were replacing the well educated retiring old maid professionals, but had spent their training time avoiding death at the battle fronts of the second world war.

We pledged allegiance to the country every day of school.   We were taught to be inspired both in school and Church.  Learning was uplifting….Singing hymns ….listening to glorious music was to  introduce us to beauty,  to make us  feel, be,  closer to  “God”.

At each Easter Sunday service our Lutheran Church choir of  twenty five to thirty members, would sing Handel’s Allelulia Chorus…about three and a half minutes long before the congregation… adding to the classic hymnal  beauties the CONGREGATION would sing before and after  the sermon.   The Bible of worship came from the King James English Court of Shakespearean language….the most beautiful English ever written…..now long lost because the 20th Century ministerial bureaucrats  dictated the population had become too ignorant to understand beautiful language and glorious music and the importance of learning the history of the human animal.

With the exception of the final ‘selection’ of music, the hymns of Sunday’s Easter  of today’s Lutheran church were quite forgettable.    The entire congregation seemed to agree….and merely stood to show respect.

After a very brief sermon maintaining the forgetable, Holy Communion was announced….and the public was instructed where the grape juice might be located if preferred over Church wine.

Such good people attended this hour!!  It was so noticeable!   There was such a warm attempt at fellowship especially  at the end of  the service.  May God Bless Them All!

I was depressed….and went home depressed…… I had stopped attending Church regularly about seventy years ago……I married a Presbyterian, who like most Presbyterians, became too bored with traditional  religious and spiritual life….and decided positive for atheism….(It would be cheaper for the pocketbook!!)

My wife to be and I  tried “Unitarian” for that day of our  marriage……and never returned to Sunday Christian Service together again except for funerals.

With the exception of ‘revivalists’, religious boredom throughout the country followed as the soul of western culture began its decline, for God no longer was allowed to survive. Money had to be made on Sundays as well as the rest of the week.   The neighborhood Churches began to disappear.

Even the beautiful Cathedrals became cold and empty!

To counter losses,  regardless of ‘sect’,  the  American JudeoChristian bureaucrats in “Church charge”,  decided to   dump the Bibles and hymns of aural beauty and story to match the collapsing  national level of learning  sentences of speech, writing, and phrasing to match the now ugly  language of the street allegedly to increase understandings easier.

Try to find a King James Version of the Protestant Bible.  If you can find one:

Go to  “GENESIS:  The First Book of Moses”…….touch its beauty with your mind and  ear:

Chapter 1:  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And the earth was without form, and void;  and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.   And God said, Let there be light:  and there was light.  And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.  And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.   And the evening and the morning were the first day.

And God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.    And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:  and it was so.

And God called the firmament Heaven.  And the evening and the morning were the second day.

And God said, “Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear:  and it was so.   And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas:  and God saw it was good.   And the evening and the morning were the third day.

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;  and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:  And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth:  and it was so.”

That is Genesis Chapter 1:  versus 1 – 15 …..and the art of it continues and continues.

I don’t think today’s Americans are much aware of anything beautiful within our today’s  world of speech, writing or music.   There’s no money in it.  There’s no teaching of it….no practicing…..no searching for it.   Where would you go to become inspired by thought and/or music?   There is no God being worshiped  to inspire it.

We live today  in the America land of Obama.   Music has been reduced to repelling noise….its lyrics usually champion vulgarity.    Why can’t the JudeoChristian world compete?  It, after all, survived Nero’s Romans and the Coliseum!

I wonder how many of you, dear readers, have ever heard of  George Frederic Handel?

My generation of learning instructed that by fifth grade of school,  his name should  be  recognized as the composer of the most beautiful piece of musical story-telling in the world….his  oratorio, MESSIAH.

Warning:   Listening  to this hour and a half Oratorio may inspire enough emotion  to cause an aural  form of drug addiction.

I wonder how many more millions of Americans craving for aural beauty these days might attend Easter Services if  on that special Sunday a magnificent recording of this Messiah would become part of the service,  half immediately before Services begin and the closing half at Service  end.

I recommend the Georg Solti Chicago Symphony Orchestra Messiah at London for a  trial run.

 

 

A Note from an Outstanding Minnesotan Regarding the State’s Future!

“I want you to hear it directly from me: I am officially running for governor of Minnesota.

Having your support, at the very beginning of this effort, will give our campaign an early and important boost. It will also be really meaningful to me at this this pivotal moment in our efforts to chart a better way forward for Minnesota.

I’d really appreciate your help in making sure we start out strong with a SURGE of grassroots contributions……Governor Tim Pawlenty

Don’t Vote Republican….VOTE FOR DONALD J. TRUMP and HIS REPUBLICANS!

“American Thinker” Guy Asks Why Vote Republican!   There’s only a dimes worth of difference between them and sour apples, Arizona Senator John McCain.

ANSWER:  BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE NOT TODAY’S FASCIST DEMOCRATS WHO LOVE CROOKED HILLARY,  CORRUPT CHARLIE SCHUMER AND A ONE PARTY MARXIST GOVERNMENT.

The Republican Party was determined to sabotage President Trump by passing an unread 2,200 page,  $2,300.000.000,000 fascist soaking of the American pocket books to buy another year of personal aggrandizement  as usual.

What if Our Donald had vetoed the boondoggle?  How long could he hold out against  Ryan and McConnell, McCain and friends?   He, not they, would have been blasted for being contrary, petty,  arrogant, and antiAmerican.   They would have held the same $2,300,000,000,000 price  for a new bill to make sure they could get to go home to mama, blaming the President for being obstreperous……

DONALD TRUMP DID NOT VOTE FOR THIS 2,200 PAGE UNIFORMLY UNREADABLE LEGISLATION…..REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DID!!!  HE WAS FORCED TO SIGN THE MONSTROSITY AND IT PLANNED PARENTHOOD MURDERERS!

President Trump will know how to remind the American voter this November  who  delivered the waste and evil billions  among these  trillions of dollars these handful of  GOPers were  so willing to help our fascist left make disappear at home and abroad.

President Trump, America needs a Real True Conservative Victory this coming November.   He will win with real conservatives who WANT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

VOTE DONALD AND DONALD REPUBLICANS THIS NOVEMBER!   REDUCE THE FASCIST-DEMOCRAT STRANGLE HOLD IN THE NATION’S SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIS NOVEMBER!

Put an end to the sorrows and thoughtless of the thoughtless at the American Thinker below:

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/03/once_again_i_ask_why_vote_republican.html

An Hour Past that Midnight in Michigan when OUR AMERICA BEGAN TO GROW AGAIN

Isn’t Our Trump Wonderful! Spectacular! The Emerald Coast Rally!

Normal Girls, NOT the Lefty Strained, Play Dolls by Nature

THE OBAMA COMFORT DOLL ISN’T THE WORST OF IT

by John Hinderaker   at PowerLine:

I’m a day late with this, so you likely have already seen it: Jill Abramson, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, told the Guardian that she keeps a Barack Obama doll in her purse and calls on it for comfort in the distressing Age of Trump:

It’s easy to look at what’s happening in Washington DC and despair. That’s why I carry a little plastic Obama doll in my purse. I pull him out every now and then to remind myself that the United States had a progressive, African American president until very recently. Some people find this strange, but you have to take comfort where you can find it in Donald Trump’s America.

OK, that’s pretty funny. But the rest of Abramson’s column strikes me as more significant. Why? Because she makes no pretense of being anything other than a Democratic Party operative. Writing for the Guardian’s far-left audience, she is among friends. Any pretense of objectivity is gone.

Abramson’s main subject is the Democratic Party’s hope for a win in the midterm elections. She focuses on Texas, which I wrote about here:

With new Democratic voters racing to the polls in big numbers in Tuesday’s primaries, Texas is looking purple rather than Republican red. …

Though their optimism may be premature, national Democrats think Ted Cruz can be defeated in November by a well-funded liberal House member from El Paso with the name of Beto O’Rourke, who just won his state’s Democratic Senate nomination.

Abramson exults over the Texas primary, but somehow omits to mention that Cruz drew a half million more votes than O’Rourke, even though he faced no perceptible opposition. Still, Abramson is triumphant:

Republican gloom in Washington DC is palpable, with White House chaos, Donald Trump’s sinking approval ratings and incumbent retirements piling up.

Though winning control of the House of Representatives in 2018 is their focus, my Democratic sources say that there are already 20 credible presidential challengers giving serious thought to opposing Donald Trump in 2020. The list, unsurprisingly, includes a raft of Democratic senators, and, perhaps surprisingly, at least three strong women, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar and Massachusetts’s Elizabeth Warren.

The Democratic Party cheerleading goes on and on. This is the piece’s conclusion, but for the part about the Obama doll:

Of course, there are months to go until November and Beto [O’Rourke] has to be considered an underdog. Still, it’s thrilling to see signs of a Trump rebellion building in the Solid South, the Republican base where religion, racism and love of guns have advantaged Republicans since Richard Nixon’s election in 1968.

Here’s my point: Abramson hates Republicans (“racism!”) and is an unapologetic Obama (and O’Rourke, and Warren, and Gillebrand, etc.) fangirl. But that didn’t begin recently. Abramson was Executive Editor of the Times from 2011 to 2014, after spending pretty much her whole career there. (Nothing if not loyal, she even has a tattoo of the Times logo.) She is out of the closet now, especially, perhaps, when writing for the Guardian. But is there any reason to think that she ran the Times’s newsroom as anything but a Democratic Party operative? No. In fact, those who read the Times during her years at the helm can attest that the paper shared her enthusiasms as well as her hatreds.

Still: I am not easily shocked, but I do think that Abramson’s out-of-the-closet turn as a doll-carrying Obama Democrat is disturbing.”

ghr..Comment:   No matter how hard  I try, I cannot imagine Hillary  Clinton EVER playing dolls at any age.   She could have collected snakes for fun….. Perhaps husband Bill noticed that early in his age with the Hill.