• 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

Trucker’s Tribute to Remember the Horror of the 9/11 Islamic Attack

    Have you heard about the trucker from Minnesota who has painted his cab and trailer with the names of all those who lost their lives on 9/11?
 
 

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   The trucker’s name is John Holmgren from Shafer, Minnesota.  He has been ‘pulled over’ numerous times so the troopers can get their picture taken with the truck.
 
 (Conservative American, Bruce Taber sent this Minnesota story.)
 
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Paris…Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’

Paris: Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’

by Roger L. Simon   at PJMedia:

“Sometimes — maybe almost always — the world seems to run on Freudian projection. One of the salient recent examples is Barack Obama’s supporters — and Obama himself, literally and by implication — calling Donald Trump “authoritarian.”

But in non-projected reality, during his administration, Obama is the one who imposed what we might deem — in appropriately Maoist parlance — the “Three Authoritarianisms.” They were the Paris climate accord, the Iran deal, and US intelligence agencies being used to surveil American citizens.

All three of these “authoritarianisms” were entirely ex-Constitutional.  The first two were in essence treaties on which Congress (and by extension the American people) never got to vote or, for that matter, discuss in any serious way.  The Paris accord probably would have failed. As for the Iran deal, we still don’t know the full contents and therefore debating it is somewhat moot. We have, however, seen its consequences — corpses littered all across Syria, not to mention untold millions of refugees.

Admittedly, too, the third of “Three Authoritarianisms” is still, shall we say, occluded.  We don’t know the extent of this surveillance and may never. But this too is typical authoritarian behavior.

Even a cursory look at history reveals that totalitarianism does not always come with the obvious iron fist of a Comrade Stalin.  Sometimes it arrives in a subtler manner, as it did in the Obama administration when the then president’s amanuensis/lackey Ben Rhodes was so naive or arrogant (or both) as to brag to a New York Times writer how he duped young and uneducated reporters into parroting what the administration wanted them to say about the Iran deal.  The KGB couldn’t have done it better.

In the cases of Paris and Iran, it’s clear the (totalitarian) decision to avoid Congress was deliberate.  But now Trump has put a crimp in the former by pulling out of the Paris climate ( global warming) accord. The international chorus of hissy fits was so instantaneous and predictable — no more eminent scientist than actor Mark Ruffalo has declared “Trump will have the death of whole nations on his hands” — one must ask the obligatory question: Was it ever really about climate or was it, in the immortal words of  H. L. Mencken, “about the money“?”

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/06/01/paris-trump-blocks-first-of-obamas-three-authoritarianisms/

Good Riddance to UN’s Paris Climate Agreement Fraud!

We receive regular dispatches from Craig Rucker, Executive Director of the COMMITTEE FOR A CONSTRUCTIVE TOMORROW, a group challenging the certitude of the Left’s union of propagandists backing  “Climate Change” sanctity.

With the collapse of public and private traditional learnings based upon knowledge throughout America over the past two generations,  ignorance, leftism, feminist lunacy, and black racism have become  violent  powerhouses of today’s and tomorrow’s Obamaland ‘citizenship’ development.

Global Warming fraud is a major chapter in this fascist group’s digest.  It is an Obamaland claim which swipes its funding  from the American working middle class to pay their Godless political rich, support  phony-only professors and other Socialist Democrat leftist tyrants,  the nation’s entire news and education industry.

Below is yesterday’s epistle from CFACT….and what a welcomed one it is for those of us who both  love Our Donald and Our America!

“Trump reportedly exiting Paris!
Leaving the Climate Agreement
means a cleaner Earth

Administration officials say President Trump has decided to officially exit the UN’s Paris Climate Agreement!

If this holds true, it is great news for America, the environment, and the world. 

The UN’s Paris Climate Agreement imposes massive economic burdens, redistributes fortunes, lines the pockets of profiteers and dictators all while having little or no impact on the temperature of the Earth.  It will impoverish people and pressure the environment. 

It is the most expensive all-pain, no-gain scenario imaginable. 

America would be making the right move in breaking free.

At its founding, America was a developing nation.  Getting enough calories and protein in your diet was not a sure thing.  For many, hunting was not about sport or wildlife management, but survival.  In more settled areas game became scarce.

Why is today’s America canopied by trees and teeming with turkeys, deer, bear, waterfowl, you name it? 

Because American economic freedom has made food so plentiful that today the problem is all about people eating too much, not too little.   Nature has also rebounded so successfully that we could actually use more hunters, not less. 

When the price of energy rises above what people can afford, forests disappear as people turn to firewood.  When food becomes scarce and expensive, people pressure the land and animals vanish. 

In Africa, habitats disappear and species become endangered when people turn to “bush meat” to put protein on their tables. Even in highly developed Germany, trees vanish when government pushes the price of energy above people’s means.

In America free-market innovations such as hydraulic fracturing are defying hostile bureaucracies to keep energy affordable.  It took new supplies of natural gas to reduce American CO2 emissions (if that’s your thing) while expensive government solutions remain feckless.

Climate scientist Dr. Roy Spencer writes “human health and prosperity depend upon access to affordable energy. Unfortunately, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and its 2015 Paris Climate Treaty, will hurt the human condition by making that energy much more expensive.”

The warming crowd is going way over the top to paint a dire picture of what will happen if President Trump exits the UN Climate Agreement.  We provided a taste of the hysteria brewing on the climate Left at CFACT.org

Congratulations to President Trump for reportedly seeing past the hype.

As Dr. Spencer reminds us, “the truth is, we owe it to the poor to get out.” “

Your Taxes to Fund Climate Change “Music”

 

$697,177 for a ‘Climate-Change Musical’: You Call That Science?

Research is often a wise investment of tax dollars—but agencies also fund ridiculous boondoggles.

Research is the lifeblood of technological innovation, which drives economic growth and keeps America competitive. Government-funded scientific research runs the gamut from studies of basic physical and biological processes to the development of applications to meet immediate needs. Unfortunately, the definition of what constitutes “science” has gradually expanded to include sociology, economics and woo-woo “alternative medicine.” Much of the spending on these disciplines by the nation’s two major funders of nonmilitary research, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, is systematically shortchanging taxpayers.

The NSF, whose mission is to ensure U.S. leadership in areas of science and technology that are essential to economic growth and national security, frequently funds politically correct but low-value research projects. A few doozies include the veiling-fashion industry in Turkey, Viking textiles in Iceland, the “social impacts” of tourism in the northern tip of Norway, and whether hunger causes couples to fight (using the number of pins stuck in voodoo dolls as a measure of aggressive feelings). Research funding in the geosciences, including climate change, is certainly legitimate, but not when it goes to ludicrous boondoggles such as a climate-change musical that cost $697,177 to produce.

The primary culprit is the NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, known as SBE. Underlying its ability to dispense grants is the wrongheaded notion that social-science projects such as a study of animal depictions in National Geographic and a climate change musical are as important as research to identify early markers for Alzheimer’s disease or pancreatic cancer.

In January President Obama signed the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, which accomplished little with respect to setting funding priorities other than endorsing the only two criteria NSF had previously used to evaluate grant applications—the “intellectual merit” of the proposal and its “broader impacts” on society. The bill’s lead proponent, House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, had wanted to include a “national interest” criterion defined by several factors including improving economic competitiveness, health, national security, the STEM workforce and scientific literacy.

In the end the national interest standard was retained, but only to provide examples of how grant applicants can satisfy NSF’s “broader impacts” requirement. In other words, SBE will continue funding marginal research by social scientists—what a former NSF official characterized as “the inmates running the asylum.”

As for the NIH, most of its budget—currently about $32 billion, with another $2 billion in the just-approved omnibus spending bill—goes to fund grant proposals from researchers all over the country. The proposals are not judged by their merits across all disciplines, but are divided by categories of research—cancer, aging, eye, etc. But one institute that is the brainchild of politicians—the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (formerly the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)—on average does far-less-significant work than the others, but receives a significant amount of grant funding.

NCCIH’s stated mission is “to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions and their roles in improving health and health care.” But “complementary and integrative” often means implausible and poorly designed, because peer review at this institute permits the funding of such projects.

One study supported by the center found that cranberry juice cocktail was no better than a placebo at preventing recurring urinary-tract infections. Other supported studies include “Long-Term Chamomile Therapy of Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” “The Use of Narrative in Public Health Research and Practice” and “Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome.”

The more credible studies in research fields funded by NCCIH could be administered more effectively by other NIH components, such as the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke or the National Institute of Mental Health, where they would undergo more rigorous peer review.

In 2016, NIH could afford to fund fewer than 20% of the investigator-initiated research grant proposals it received. That NCCIH is still allowed to spend $124 million annually is an affront to the NIH-funded researchers who are at the cutting edge of their disciplines and face increasing difficulty getting federal funding for studies that rank highly on scientific merit.

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has projected that China will overtake the U.S. in research and development spending by around 2019. If the U.S. is to remain competitive in medical and scientific innovation we must increase overall spending—and also be more discerning about the nation’s research priorities. A good first step would be for the scientific community to demand that politicians forego political correctness and prioritize funding for research that is in America’s best interest.

Dr. Miller, a physician and molecular biologist, is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He was founding director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Biotechnology.

Appeared in the May. 13, 2017, print edition.

“Scientists” Rally for Climate Control!

LEFT-WING MASHUP   by David Rothbard  at CFACT:

Saturday’s “March for Science” dramatically illustrated that “science” is the last thing the global warming movement is about.

Yesterday I shared some of what I saw at the march.

Take a look at the classic collection of radical codswallop Marc Morano exposed over at Climate Depot.

Every politically correct, Left-wing fad of the moment was on display – all presented in the name of “science.”  It quickly became clear these marchers have no idea what science and its methods entail.  What they call “science” is nothing more than a rhetorical tactic designed to cut off thinking, debate, and free choice.  In short, “shut up and meet our demands.”

CFACT student leaders from George Washington University brought along a video camera and went on a search for people with an understanding of science at the march.  They posted their video to YouTube.

This coming Saturday is the “People’s Climate March” where those assembled will drop their scientific pretext still further and go all-in for the tired yet somehow again dangerous rhetoric of socialism. 

If the radicals in our streets have anything to teach us, it is that our society needs to remember what genuine science is all about.  We need a crash course in history even more.

Paris Climate Treaty? JUST SAY “NO” and “Never”!

PRESIDENT TRUMP SHOULD RUN, NOT WALK, AWAY FROM THE PARIS CLIMATE TREATY

by Joseph Bash  at The Federalist:

The Paris Climate Treaty is a heat-seeking missile aimed solely at American jobs that will do nothing to reduce global warming. Why would we deploy it?

“Top officials in the Trump administration apparently are debating whether to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty, an agreement negotiated in the waning years of the Obama administration that would commit the United States to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent relative to 2005 levels by the year 2025.

The Heartland Institute has been studying climate change for nearly two decades. Our advice to the Trump administration is simple: Run, don’t walk, away from the Paris Climate Treaty! Here are our reasons for this recommendation. Sources for our statements are readily found here and here…….”   Please continue to learn more about the climate treaty fraud by clicking below:

There Is No Scientific Basis for the Paris Climate Treaty

http://thefederalist.com/2017/04/18/president-trump-run-not-walk-away-paris-climate-treaty/

CFACT: President Trump Ends ObamaWar on Coal

Trump’s energy E.O.Glenn,

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday at EPA headquarters that begins the process of reforming President Obama’s global warming policy and ends the war on coal.

The executive order takes aim at Obama EPA’s Orwellian-named “Clean Power Plan” and also reopens some federal lands for energy production.

You can read President Trump’s full energy executive order and his full remarks at CFACT.org.

While this is encouraging news for American coal miners and those who get their electricity from existing coal plants, changing federal rules is a drawn-out process that will take months – and in some cases years. This order simply gets the process started.

In the meantime, this policy shift will assuredly not go unchallenged. Extremist environmental pressure groups are already chomping at the bit to take this latest executive action to court.

Their argument, though wrong-headed, is straightforward and simple: Because carbon dioxide is still considered a “pollutant” – courtesy of the EPA’s endangerment finding – government still has an obligation to curb it to protect public health. This, in addition to the fact the UN has garnered international support for global CO2 reductions, courtesy of the Paris accord, will likely score points with liberal justices.

That’s why it is crucial two other policy changes also be made to effectively reverse the damage caused by Obama’s global warming alarmist actions:

  1. Overturn the endangerment finding.
  2. Pull out of the Paris Agreement and end U.S. participation in UN climate negotiations.

America needs abundant, affordable energy to maintain domestic prosperity and for our industry to compete. Our competitors are not encumbering themselves by gutting their use of fossil fuels.

India is currently betting its economic growth on new coal power, Germany and Japan are investing heavily in coal as they (foolishly) move away from nuclear, with wind and solar too inefficient to fill the gap.  China continues to bring a coal plant on line every week.

The President’s decision was a good one for U.S. workers, consumers and even for the environment. Let’s keep the pressure on until a bright energy future for America is assured.
For nature and people too,
from Craig Rucker, Executive Director, CFACT