• 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

So the Feinstein’s Fascist Assault upon Judge Kavanaugh is Mistaken Identity?

A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY?

by Paul Mirengoff  at PowerLine:

Yesterday, word circulated in certain quarters of the D.C. legal/public policy community that the assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh may be a case of mistaken identity. In other words, the incident happened, but the perpetrator wasn’t Kavanaugh.

In the version I heard, the assault was committed by a guy who attended the Landon School, not Georgetown Prep where Kavanaugh was a student. Landon and Georgetown Prep are both elite prep schools in the prosperous Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Having no idea whether this information is reliable, I wrote nothing about it. I was struck, however, by this tweet by Ed Whelan from last night:

By one week from today, I expect that Judge Kavanaugh will have been clearly vindicated on this matter. Specifically, I expect that compelling evidence will show his categorical denial to be truthful. There will be no cloud over him.

I’ve known Ed for years and have read “Bench Memos” regularly since its inception. He’s a pretty cautious guy, and not prone to wishful thinking. Thus, I was surprised by the boldness of his tweet.

The conventional wisdom among Kavanaugh’s supporters is that this a case of “he said, she said” and that the alleged episode occurred so long ago that evidence doesn’t exist conclusively to prove or disprove Ms. Ford’s allegation. But here was Ed predicting that compelling evidence would vindicate Kavanaugh.

Is Ed basing this prediction on a more detailed and better sourced version of the “mistaken identity” narrative I had picked up? His subsequent tweets suggest to me that he is.

Then, this morning, Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post wrote a column about how mistaken identity is not uncommon in cases like these. Was this column prompted by buzz that the Kavanaugh case is, indeed, one of mistaken identity?

Finally, there is this post by Ramesh Ponnuru. He cites Parker’s column and suggests that Kavanaugh “may be confident that new evidence will emerge that strongly tends to vindicate him.”

I still don’t have an opinion on whether the Kavanaugh case is one of mistaken identity. That’s a possibility, but it’s also possible that the incident didn’t occur at all or in anything like the way Ford describes. And it’s possible that Ford has gotten it right and is telling the truth.

However, some publicly known facts tend to support the mistaken identity theory. I’m thinking of (1) Ford’s failure to remember such details as where the alleged attack took place, (2) Sen. Feinstein’s seeming unwillingness to treat Ford’s story as tight enough to push forward with for months, (3) Ford’s reluctance to testify publicly (or maybe even privately) before the Judiciary Committee, (4) the reported absence of Kavanaugh’s name in the notes of the psychologist with whom she discussed the alleged incident some years back, and (5) Patrick J. Smyth’s denial of Ford’s claim that he was at the party where the assault allegedly took place.

Lack of clarity by Ford about who really attacked her would tend to explain all of the above. I emphasize, however, that such lack of clarity is not the only possible explanation.

For now, let’s just say of the mistaken identity theory: Developing. Maybe.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/09/a-case-of-mistaken-identity.php

Note from ghr:   Civilized folks should never forget that the human female animal, whether Ford or Feinstein, is born DITSY!  Although a generalization, she doesn’t give a damn about honesty or the freedoms our American Forefathers dreamed about when they “invented” the human animal’s most civilized laws of order and freedom ever “afforded” Earth’s human animal.

The human female animal craves security….the more fascistic the better, more content, the less challenging, the best!

Two and two don’t mean four to this human female animal when she slips into  her world governed by  feelings swelling her brain.

The human female is born incurious by God’s nature.

As we all know, the human male animal is born to be a killer….the animal within us all!   God is male by human design, reality, and purpose…..THE HUMAN MALE BY INSTINCT SEEKS TRUTH, REALITY, PURPOSE, FOR THE HE, NOT THE SHE IS THE HUMAN PROTECTOR.   SHE IS THE HUMAN ‘MAKER’.

Today’s American feminists are saboteurs of truth and reality…..Dianne Feinstein and Ms. Ford, and the female ditsies in Congress are brainless…..KNOWING NOT THE DAMAGE THEY DO BY ‘THINKING’ AND ‘GOVERNING’, MOUTHING BY EMOTION RATHER THAN KNOWLEDGE!  Their emotings, NOT THEIR INTEREST IN KNOWLEDGE AND SEEKING TRUTH,  run the American Liberal Arts world in college these days.

Unfortunately, the  Jeff Flakes and Ben Sasses join these mechanical fascists of the male and female left….in order to feel good and win the female vote rather than seek and speak Truth.

Sleazy Dianne Feinstein’s sneaky  assault on Judge Kavanaugh should send her to JAIL, if our society were civilized by knowledge rather than feminist hysteria!!!!

America’s Leftists Introduce, Conduct the Last 2016 Presidential “Debate” to Elect Crooked Hillary that November, 2016!

Fascism Is a Leftwing Disorder…..a Maxine Waters, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, George Soros Kind of Order

OUR DONALD IS AN AMERICAN….A PROBLEM SOLVER PRESIDENT

Is Donald Trump a Fascist?    Pictured by Peter Beinart at the New York Times

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CFACT Visits Jerry Brown’s San Francisco!

Radicals inside and out
in San Francisco

Glenn,

CFACT is at Jerry Brown’s “Global Climate Action Summit” in San Francisco.

We’re not certain who’s crazier, the Socialists in the streets or the climate elite sipping cocktails inside.

We are certain that the radical “solutions” California seeks to foist on the rest of us are mistakes founded on unsound, politically correct science and economics.

Al Gore’s here of course.  Last night Gore “attributed California’s wildfires and hurricanes like Florence to global warming.”  Sorry Al, scare stories about today’s weather have no basis in genuine science.  That didn’t stop Gore from declaring that “we have to make the decarbonization of the global economy the central organizing principle of human civilization.”

California’s new energy law mandates 100% “renewable” energy and ultimately zero emissions, yet they are taking nuclear power off the table.  As Ronald Stein explains in an analysis we posted at CFACT.org, “for wind farms that generate about 3 watts per square meter, to replace either the closed San Onofre 2,200 megawatt plant, or the to-be-closed Diablo Canyon’s 2,160 megawatts of power in 2024, would require land area 6 times the size of San Francisco for each closed plant!”

Imagine the environmental footprint of  trying to use intermittent, inefficient wind and solar to power the entirety of America’s largest state!

Brown signed an executive order that mandates California go beyond “zero” emissions and achieve “negative” emissions.  That’s “magical thinking” explains Michael Bastasch in another hard-hitting article on CFACT.org.  He quotes University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke, Jr. who wrote that carbon dioxide “removal at massive scale is science fiction — like a light saber, incredible but not real…”  Capturing and storing CO2 “at scale would require the use of a global land area one and a half times the size of India.”

Ronald Stein reminds us that 25% of America’s homeless live in California, where 23.4% of the people live in poverty.    In addition, California is just shy of $1 trillion in unfunded pension liabilities, or nearly $77,000 per household.

California politicians want to use the massive size of their state to bypass Washington and set global warming policy for the entire nation.  Yet, in their state science is based on feelings, and mathematics don’t add up.

If California can’t get its own affairs in order, who are they to dictate to the rest of us?

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
President

 

These Democrats Aren’t Crazy….They Are Becoming Fascists!

THE DEMOCRATS ARE CRAZY

by John Hinderaker   at  Powerline:

I was working today and couldn’t watch the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, but Paul provided the best blow-by-blow summary I have seen. He saved me a lot of pain!

It strikes me that the Democratic Party crossed a Rubicon of sorts today. They abandoned all norms not just of civility–something they purported to yearn for just a few days ago!–but of sanity. They deliberately turned a Senate confirmation hearing into a farce. There was no distinction between the howling left-wing mob that infiltrated the hearing room and the Senate Democrats.

Not long ago, some Democrats resisted the crazier fringes of their party. No longer. There is no daylight among the violent fascist group Antifa, the crazed Democratic activists bleating about impeachment, and the establishment Democratic Party. They are now one and the same. So, disgusting as today’s hearing was, it at least achieved some clarity. There is no longer any wing of the Democratic Party that can be described as sane.

Here is a parting image from today’s hearing: courtesy of the New York Post, a group of women who dressed up as characters in the dystopian Handmaid’s Tale to crash the Kavanaugh hearing.

 

Needless to say, I haven’t read the book, seen the movie, or whatever. But Wikipedia says that The Handmaid’s Tale describes a future in which “women are forbidden to read,” homosexuals are hanged, “women are forcibly assigned to produce children for the ruling class,” and much more. So the Democrats apparently want us to believe that judges like Brett Kavanaugh are just itching to ban reading by women, among many other things.

Which is to say, they are insane.

Someday, historians will try to explain what caused the Democratic Party to go nuts. At the moment, I don’t have a theory. In the meantime, if you want to counter the Democrats’ hallucinations with a dose of sanity, Ann Althouse has Kavanaugh’s opening statement–a little too conciliatory for my taste–and her own comments thereon.

(I happened to endure nearly the entire Dem Fascist performance on television yesterday displayed by the Charle Schumer  show of Democrat Senators, star fascsitics,  Dianne Feinstein,  Amy Klobuchar,  Richard  Blumenthal, Dick Durbin, Mazie Horono, Cory Booker and others with organized  rabble-rousers screaming them on from the  audience.
Every American should review this evil Schumer Soviet show to sabotage the chances of President Trump”s nominee to fill the vacancy on our nation’s Supreme Court!
No freedom for thought and honesty left in this neofascist gang.   Fascism’s hate America hysteria owns  university and schools, the nation’s press from Los Angeles, New York,  to Washington to  Minneapolis, Google, Facebook, PBS, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, to everywhere except its Churches,  Dennis Prager and talk radio in general but not SRN radio.  It is the future President Obama promised  when he swore he would fundamentally change his United States of America.
All Minnesotans should know and NEVER FORGET that our Senior Senator, Amy Klobuchar starred as a member among these FASCISTS!

Eight Years of Obamarule Sabotaged our American Constitution!?!

WHO CONTROLS THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH?

by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

Under the Constitution, the President exercises all executive authority. But we do not live under the government that is described in the Constitution. We live in a society that is dominated by the Fourth Branch of government, the unelected bureaucracy that is nowhere mentioned in the Constitution. And the Fourth Branch is increasingly declaring its independence from the elected officials to whom it ostensibly reports–that is to say, from the voters.

Thus the current spectacle in Washington, D.C., where the federal bureaucracy, all of which nominally reports to President Trump, is largely dedicated to overthrowing him. The Department of Justice is the most notorious instance, but Mark Krikorian illuminates more examples of *independent* bureaucracies. The subject is the murder of Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa.

The murderer, an illegal alien, had little trouble living in this country for years, interacting with a variety of government agencies, in part because some of those agencies apparently subscribe to a code of silence:

Tibbetts’s killer is reported to have lived in the United States for seven years, from age 17, and worked at an Iowa dairy farm for four of those years. He worked on the books, having used a stolen identity to get past the Social Security–number check (not E-Verify) used by his employer. His lawyer said that the killer “diligently filed tax returns legally with the IRS.” He had a car registered in someone else’s name and managed to drive for years without a license. He had a child with a high-school classmate of Tibbetts’s, meaning he was presumably listed as the father on the birth certificate.

That’s a lot of interaction with our institutions. That an illegal alien can do all that — for years — without raising a red flag represents a profound failure of policy. For instance: He used someone else’s identity to get the dairy-farm job — was the rightful owner of that identity notified when his Social Security number was used to check employment eligibility? If I make a change online to my bank account, I receive an email notifying me of the change so that if it was done improperly I can alert the bank. There is no such notification for the use of our most important personal identifiers, and the Social Security Administration resists the very suggestion of coordination with the immigration authorities to identify illegal aliens in the work force.

The killer filed tax returns, presumably using the stolen identity. Was the victim of this identity theft notified that another tax return was being filed in his name? Again, no — the IRS refuses cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, even when it knows the filer is an illegal alien (as when a filer provides an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number on the tax return but has a different, stolen number on the W-2 form).

So the Social Security Administration and the IRS are not cooperating in the enforcement of federal law, which is the prime duty of the executive branch, according to Article II of the Constitution. President Trump runs both of those agencies. Why can’t he make them shape up? That question is the key to understanding American politics in the 21st Century.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/who-controls-the-executive-branch.php

NOTE:  Do you remember that transformative Obama?   His FBI, His Crooked Hillary, His  Red China businessman Vice President Joe Biden and son?   HIS PRONOUNCEMENT to change American Democracy forever?…..:

“WE ARE FIVE DAYS AWAY FROM FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” — BARACK OBAMA, OCTOBER 30, 2008

A Bad Day in Court???

A BAD DAY IN COURT

by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

Some years ago, a lawyer was kicked to death by a moose in the parking lot of the federal courthouse in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s how the story goes, anyway. Local lawyers said, that’s a really bad day in court.

President Trump didn’t have that bad a day in court today, but it wasn’t great. I was on the radio, hosting the Laura Ingraham show, when breaking news came across the wire: the Paul Manafort jury had gone to the judge with a question, saying they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on any count. The judge did what judges always do. He told them to keep trying. I was exultant, thinking that a hung jury would deal a serious blow to the Mueller Switch Project. Alas, it was not to be. The jury continued deliberating and, as Paul noted a little while ago, convicted Manafort on eight counts of what essentially amounted to tax evasion.

As Paul said, the Manafort charges had nothing to do with Donald Trump, nothing to do with the 2016 election, and nothing to do with Russian participation in the 2016 election. So Bob Mueller could only have brought the case in order to put pressure on Manafort to come up with some “dirt” on Mueller’s target, President Trump. As far as we know, Manafort has to dirt to give.

Meanwhile, and almost simultaneously, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guiltyto a series of offenses. Mostly, the counts relate to tax evasion. The only politically significant counts, as I understand it, relate to Cohen’s role in paying off Stephanie Clifford (“Stormy Daniels”) to keep quiet about her sexual encounter with Trump.

It is not illegal to pay someone to remain silent. The theory here is that the money paid to Clifford was an illegal campaign contribution. Since Cohen says he made the payment to Clifford at Trump’s direction, Mueller is trying to ensnare Trump in that “crime.” To my knowledge, there is no legal authority on whether paying a woman to keep her mouth shut constitutes a campaign contribution. It strikes me as a foolish interpretation of the law, and forcing Cohen to plead guilty to the “crime” of paying off Ms. Clifford doesn’t transform it into a crime.

None of this would be happening, of course, but for Bob Mueller’s effort to drive President Trump from office on behalf of his de facto client, the Democratic Party. In a nauseating bit of hypocrisy, Deputy U.S. attorney Robert Khuzami said today that “The essence of what this case is about is justice, and that is an equal playing field for all persons in the eyes of the law….” Equal justice has nothing to do with this prosecution. Michael Cohen was targeted solely because he was Trump’s personal lawyer, and enforcement of campaign finance law is anything but equal. Just ask Dinesh D’Souza.

As we and others have said many times, what is going on in the courts is mostly theater–unless, of course, you are Paul Manafort or Michael Cohen. President Trump can’t be indicted, so legal niceties are not very material. The Mueller Switch Project has three objectives: 1) furnish House Democrats (assuming they take the majority in November) with ammunition to impeach the President; 2) help the Democrats to win the midterm elections; and 3) make President Trump’s re-election less likely in 2020.

Today’s legal developments unquestionably represent a step forward for the Democrats on all three fronts. But in principle, there is no reason why they should change the landscape. Manafort’s conviction has nothing to do with Trump. And no matter how Mueller may try to dress it up with talk about campaign finance–which voters don’t care about, anyway–the Cohen plea simply confirms what we already knew–that Trump tried to keep Stephanie Clifford quiet. That may be a big deal to Melania, I can’t speak for her. But I doubt that it is a big deal to a significant number of voters, and I doubt that tomorrow’s headlines will move the needle on the midterm election.

So, yeah, President Trump had a bad day in court. But it could have been worse. He could have been kicked to death by a moose.

 

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/a-bad-day-in-court.php