• 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

Dem’s Billionaire $$$ Supplier George Soros Funding Latino Invasions of Our America!?!

llegal Caravans Encouraged by Honduras and Soros

by Daniel John Sobieski  at American Thinker:

Just in time for the midterms, another “spontaneous” migration from Central America began with a bevy of allegedly oppressed and downtrodden Hondurans leading the way.  Pressured by a threat from President Trump to cut aid to Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador if the caravan is not stopped, some moves by these governments have been made.  Yet evidence exists that these migrations are not spontaneous, with both of the governments in question encouraging them as a political and economic safety valve and a source of foreign currency, financed in part by foreign leftists with connections to George Soros.

As Fox News’s Laura Ingraham noticed in a tweet, this is not a walk in a national park, but an expensive and arduous journey:

Who is funding the migrant “caravan”?  Each migrant’s passage can cost as much as $7K each.  Per capita income Honduras is $2.3 K.

It is doubtful that such sums came from the kiddies’ college funds.  Evidence of Soros funding of an earlier “spontaneous” migration have been found among the tentacles of support that flow from his Open Society group coffers:

Leftist billionaire George Soros is funding the well-organized anti-Trump migrant caravan invasion from Central America that has been hitting the United States-Mexico border in defiance of immigration enforcement.

Several major ultra-liberal foundations and corporations have supported the asylum-seeking migrant caravans, and Soros’ funding has been tied to several groups that have spearheaded the “refugee” invasion coalition – also dubbed “the Soros Express.”

“The caravan is organized by a group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras, [b]ut the effort is supported by the coalition CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project, which includes Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLIN), the American Immigration Council (AIC), the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services (RICELS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – thus the acronym CARA,” WND reported.  “At least three of the four groups are funded by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.”

The hands of the Honduran government are not clean in these efforts.  Among the alleged asylum-seekers parked on the U.S. border is a contingent of Hondurans, allegedly fleeing persecution, poverty, crime, and oppression.  If that is the case, why is the Honduran government helping them, driving them northward under orders given to the Honduran ambassador, who is helping and escorting them?

Leaders of a caravan of Central American migrants traveling toward the United States through Mexico have repeatedly accused the Honduran government of corruption and with failing to address the poverty, crime and economic conditions forcing families to flee by the thousands.

So it shocked some observers when the Honduran ambassador joined the migrants protesting outside the Honduran embassy in Mexico City on Wednesday, and then accepted their invitation to walk 9 miles to a migrant shelter.

“I have been ordered by my government to support the Honduran migrants traveling with the caravan.  There are about 200 Hondurans who we will help out with paperwork and whatever is necessary,” Alden Rivera Montes, the Honduran ambassador to Mexico, told El Universal.

Ordered by my government?  Why is the country whose oppression they are allegedly fleeing helping them leave?  The answer is remittances, the money sent back home by so-called “migrants.”  Asylum is in large part a colossal scam designed to provide Latin American countries with a political and economic safety valve and a cash cow of foreign exchange.  In 2017, remittances sent back to Honduras totaled $4.33 billion and make up a significant part of the Honduran economy:

Within the span of a few short decades, migrants have become an essential engine of economic support for Honduras. Remittances comprised 17 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2011, according to World Bank estimates, the second largest share of any country in Latin America or the Caribbean.  As such, Honduran emigrants have tremendous significance for the country’s economy and for the sustenance of many otherwise impoverished communities and families.

Talk about a trade imbalance.  We import alleged asylum-seekers and other illegal aliens, and they send home billions sucked out of a benevolent U.S. government and economy.  We have an economy that has some 7.3 million jobs going unfilled because of a shortage of skilled workers.  Judging from photos of the latest caravan, one would suggest a paucity of welders, pipefitters, electricians, and long-haul truck-drivers.

Inner-city blacks have long asked which country they get to go to to escape violence and poverty.  Although President Trump is succeeding in fighting crime and increasing job opportunities in our urban areas, much remains to be done.  We do not need to be importing low-wage and low-skilled competitors to American citizens to drive down poor workers’ wages.  Inner-city residents have long asked, where’s our sanctuary?

Unlike the children of Central America, arriving en masse, the children of Chicago, facing conditions every bit as horrible, have no border to cross to seek asylum or refuge[.] …

“Do something for our children,” said one of the protesters in a video posted at the blog Rebel Pundit. “Have the same love for these young people like you got for the ones across the border, and you want to save them.”  …

A woman, identified only as Elaine, explained the plight of inner-city Baltimore residents on Laura Ingraham’s radio show: “My children cannot play outside. I cannot take my trash out without locking the door – it’s awful.  Who is going to give us anything?  Where can I get asylum?  Where can I get refugee status?”

Where, indeed?  Perhaps this side of a border wall Democrats oppose in favor of sanctuary cities and Medicare for illegal aliens.  If any of the alleged asylum-seekers want to learn a trade – how about a crash course in border wall construction?  Build it, and they won’t come.

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/10/illegal_caravans_encouraged_by_honduras_and_soros.html

Leftists and the Art of Their Mobs

Leftism: The Art of the Mob

by Christopher Chantrill  at American Thinker:

The last week has seen the usual suspects getting miffed when people called out the anti-Kavanaugh “peaceful protesters” as mobs.

Oh, come now, lefty friends.  You chaps are as bad as the First Apostle, whom the Son of God famously predicted would deny him three times.

Own up to your genius, which has been to turn the crude bronze implement of “the Mob” into a finely tempered sword of Japanese steel, the disciplined NPCs of the “peaceful protest.”  Talk about Darwinian evolution: what used to be a “riot” became a “march,” then a “demonstration.”  It has now, finally, reached its full potential as a “peaceful protest.”  Oh, except when confronting the conservative son of Susan Rice on the campus of Stanford University.  That is different.

Back when a mob was a mob, we had the example of Alexander Hamilton, who bravely kept the mob at bay at the front door of the house of Myles Cooper, Loyalist president of King’s College in New York City (now Columbia University), while Cooper escaped out the back door.

But by 1820, when the machine-breaking agricultural laborers in southeast England wanted farmers to destroy their job-killing threshing machines, the rioters all signed their non-negotiable demands with the moniker “Captain Swing.”  It’s almost as if someone were organizing their laborer community.

Nearly 20 years later, in 1848, the Chartists marched on London and held a meeting on Kennington Common that was planned as an attack on the Houses of Parliament on the other side of the River Thames.  But in the event, the leaders merely presented a petition to Parliament.

You can imagine that this sort of mob action caught the attention of young rich kids with a taste for political power, kids like Marx and Engels.  It was their genius to turn the genuine bottom-up working-class movements of the agricultural laborers and urban workers into a top-down politico-religious world movement led by Educated Youth.  The vanguard of educated rich scions would use the working class as their political foot-soldiers in a movement to prevent the bourgeoisie from immiserating the planet.

That is what left-wing politics has been about ever since: dressing up the naked fury of the turbulent mob into the decent drapery of the “peaceful protest” and pretending it is all about justice rather than the naked thrust for power.

So, by the 1960s, the protesters were not the wretched of the Earth, workers and peasants, but well born college kids,  the radical children of liberal parents, as Midge Decter called them in 1975.  Now, in 2018, we have the protesters as obviously well born Special Snowflakes taught their left-wing Catechism by government-paid gender studies professors and the diversity and inclusion bureaucrats of today’s university.  Hey, rich kids!  Don’t forget that this is all supposed to be for the victims!

The reason why our liberal friends are so upset about the accusations of their mob action is the outrage of lifting the decent drapery of “peaceful protest” to reveal the nakedness of their power-lust and the fashionable revolutionary politics underneath.

As the cartoonist points out, this lefty war on America has been busily demolishing the pillars of our society for years: freedom of religion, because traditional religions are not allowed to dissent from lefty orthodoxy on race and sex; freedom of speech, because anything the left disagrees with is hate speech; and now due process, because believe all women.

To refresh your memory: Our forefathers invented these freedoms and legal procedures as a way to limit the power of monarchs.  It turned out to be just the thing to cool the jets of overenthusiastic political activists and the left in general.

And really, what could be better than to have our lefty friends remind us, with their NPC “peaceful protests,” exactly why we have all these institutional safeguards?  The whole point of limited government has turned out to be precisely to keep the left from destroying everything we hold dear.

If the American people go out to vote on November 6, 2018, and deliver a sharp rebuke to the radical left Democratic Party, perhaps we can hope the Democrats will swerve to the center a lot quicker than they did after their last leftward lurch in the sixties.

The left is a reactionary movement that wants to return the world to the good old days of the agricultural age, when political power, defending your patch – or your empire – of food-growing land, was everything in life.  In those days, a few people were kings and lords and temple priests, but most of us were slaves.

What would it take to persuade the left that political power is a dead letter, the graveyard of hope?  I suppose that the only answer is defeat – agonizing, humiliating defeat.

I wish there were another way.

 

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/10/leftism_the_art_of_the_mob.html

A Note from My Congressman, Erik Paulsen

Dear Friend,

I’ve got some great news. The historic tax reform we passed last year is doing even better than expected.

According to a new Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) update, wages and salaries are up for families across Minnesota and the nation. This has lead to increased government revenues and a smaller deficit than was originally projected. In short, the tax cuts are working.

Minnesota has some of the lowest unemployment in the nation and wages and salaries are rising. And the economy is growing.

But my opponent Dean Phillips would raise our taxes. That means less money for families and it would hurt our economy.  If Phillips win, he’ll support the Pelosi’s big government, big spending, higher tax agenda. And we can’t afford that.

I hope I can count on your support these last few weeks.  With your help, we can continue to ensure our nation is on the right path.  I was proud to support tax cuts for hard working families. If Dean Phillips wins, we all lose.

With your support, be it a donation to our campaign or by getting involved, we will be victorious in November.

Thank you,

Erik Paulsen

Dear Friends…..Never since the Civil War has our America been challenged so by such evil sources….the harpy gangs and Adam Schiffs of today’s fascistic national Democrat Party.  And then there’s that lying  Pocahantas of Massachusetts and Crooked Hillary,  our nation’s Queen of Evil for forty years.

It shouldn’t be surprising to any of us more elderly Americans who still well remember our America when its citizenry taught and practiced the principles of their JudeoChristianity.

Today our harpies, our lying Pocahantas, that Hillary, the Left of our nation  itself no longer cherishes, teaches, preaches humanity’s needs and deeds and rules of decency and seeking TRUTH!

This past Kavanaugh crisis contrived, stirred, attacked by  university Leftist trained harpies, liars, and CNN fascists and reporters of  New York Times, is becoming a terror against TRUTH, our American culture, its freedoms, tolerance, its Constitution and civility itself.    Please think and be American….We need to return Congressman Paulsen  to our nation’s HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES of Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District!

 

Spreading That Fake News from the Feminist, Fascist Left

DUMBEST ANTI-TRUMP SLUR EVER? [UPDATED]

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

At a rally in Ohio yesterday, President Trump praised two natives of that state, William McKinley and Ulysses Grant. Trump related how President Lincoln turned to Grant after a succession of commanders had been beaten by Robert E. Lee, who was, as Trump said, “a great general.” Grant, despite supposedly being an alcoholic, knew how to win, and defeated Lee’s army. All of which is true, except that like many others, Trump exaggerated the extent of Grant’s problems with alcohol.

Liberals absurdly claimed that President Trump’s acknowledgement that Lee was a great general was–somehow–racist. You can’t make this stuff up. “Journalist” Soledad O’Brien tweeted:


Subsequently, O’Brien sort of backed off, and sort of doubled down:


It is “idiotic” to talk about the Civil War? Why? This is the real point: if the GOP is so racist, why don’t the Democrats have any good examples of it? Why do they continually have to offer pathetic non sequiturs like this one?

O’Brien wasn’t the only “journalist” who tried to make something out of the president’s reference to Lee. The Washington Post chimed in with one of the dumbest headlines ever:

Do the Democrats really not understand what fools they are making of themselves?

Via Twitchy.

UPDATE: NBC News jumped on board the Lee bandwagon, too:


Honestly, you can’t keep up with the stupidity of the Democratic Party press.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/dumbest-anti-trump-slur-ever.php

Democrats Doing What Fascists Know Best

CRAZY DAYS [UPDATED]

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

As the election approaches, it seems that everything is spinning out of control. Here is a partial selection from the last day or two.

It came out that pink tutu-clad leftist Kyrsten Sinema, the Democrats’ nominee for the Senate from Arizona, once urged Texans to “stop your state from becoming Arizona” because Arizonans are “crazy.”

The Reagan Battalion

@ReaganBattalion

BREAKING: LEAKED VIDEO: in a 2011 speech in TX, Democratic Senate candidate @kyrstensinema mocks Arizonans as “Crazy” and calls Arizona the “crazy” state.

Nice campaign you had going there for a while, Kyrsten.

Then there is Tennessee, where “moderate” Democrat Phil Bredesen has been locked in a tight Senate race with Marsha Blackburn. Bredesen, unlike Heidi Heitkamp, thinks he has a chance to win and therefore announced that if he were in the Senate, he would vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, two of his staffers have confided that he was lying–a necessary lie because the people of Tennessee are ignorant. Are we seeing a pattern here?

Too bad about your endorsement, Taylor.

In Missouri, desperate Senator Claire McCaskill is on tape saying she is willing to give up the votes of rural Missourians in order to win big in St. Louis. I’m not sure how she will do in St. Louis, but I can tell you how she will do in the country…..
You might think the Kavanaugh craziness is over, but no: Grabien has put together a montage of Democratic Party news media encouraging Democratic politicians to impeach Justice Kavanaugh if they take over the House. Grounds? Who needs grounds?

https://share.grabien.com/share.php?id=479113&userid=2730&playercolor=%23000000&playersize=480&code=981d2f2b4d13e66311fb5d6c2f176928

Finally, for a change of pace, something that is also a bit odd, if much less sinister: President Trump in the Oval Office with Jim Brown and Kanye West. Ponder Kanye’s theory of an infinite number of alternative universes, and how it relates to sentencing reform:

At one point, West calls himself a “crazy motherf*****,” but he isn’t crazy enough to run for the Senate as a Democrat.

UPDATE: One more I forgot to include. Our public schools lead the way in intelligent, informed discourse. This middle school is in North Carolina:

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/crazy-days.php

Harpies at “Fake News” CNN Don’t Know What “MOB” Means

1:

Another CNN Anchor Can’t Understand Why Kavanaugh Protesters Are Being Described As A “Mob”

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/10/another-cnn-anchor-cant-understand-kavanaugh-protesters-described-mob/

2:

CNN Anchor: How Dare You Call These Democratic Protesters A “Mob”

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/10/09/cnn-anchor-dare-call-democratic-protesters-mob/

What Are Minnesota Harpies Up To These Days of Leftist Fascism Arisings?

MINNESOTA TEACHER: LET’S MURDER KAVANAUGH!

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

The Democratic Party is stark, raving mad. That is the lesson of the last two years. The Minneapolis Star Tribune headlines: “Rosemount educator on leave after tweeting ‘kill Kavanaugh?’” Well, yes, she is. Rosemount, for what it’s worth, is one town over from where I live. The Strib’s story is characteristically discreet:

A Rosemount special education teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a tweet Saturday that appeared to call for the killing of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The teacher, listed as an instructor at the Intermediate School District 917’s Alliance Education Center, has since deleted her Twitter account but her tweet was captured and shared by scores of users who said they reported it to the FBI and U.S. Secret Service.

A spokesman for the FBI in Minneapolis said Monday that the bureau was aware of the tweet, which read: “So whose [sic] gonna take one for the team and kill Kavanaugh?”

I am so old, I can remember when teachers knew how to spell. But that was before the teachers’ unions took over and dumbed down our educational system, with more or less catastrophic results both for our schools and for our politics.

The Star Tribune is not naming the teacher because she has not been charged with a crime. In a statement on the district’s website Monday morning, ISD 917 Superintendent Mark Zuzek confirmed the district received a complaint about an employee over the weekend and placed the employee on paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of the investigation.”

The investigation shouldn’t take long. Here is the tweet:

The pink hair is a nice touch. It should make her easy to identify. This woman, whatever her name is, can serve as the exemplar of today’s Democratic Party. Let’s murder the people who disagree with us! God help them, in all their pink-haired splendor, if their opponents decide to turn the tables.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/minnesota-teacher-lets-murder-kavanaugh.php

(Note:  Thanks to  Amy Klobuchar on the Senate Judicial Committee?)