• 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

The Left’s Fascist Control of the American Television Screen

DEMOCRATS PLAY SOVIET FASCISM IN ATTEMPT TO DUMP TRUMP

Democrats project their own Soviet betrayals on Trump

by James Lewis   at  American Thinker:

“Democrats acted in close collusion with the Soviet Union when Lenin, Stalin, and all the other Red totalitarians were in power.  In some cases, leftists betrayed U.S. national security secrets to the Soviets, the most famous being the atom bomb secrets.  Today, Democrats are accusing Donald Trump of plotting with Vladimir Putin to steal an election.  They have convinced themselves that Trump is giving away national security secrets, right in the Oval Office.

This is, in fact, what Bill Clinton did by re-classifying U.S. missile launching secrets to become non-secrets, allowing them to be sold to China.  It is also what Hillary may have been doing with Huma Abedin (from the Muslim Brotherhood family) and letting her email server be so easily hacked that any knowledgeable foreign power could get the U.S. SecState’s confidential information.  Hillary took Muslim Brotherhood money through the Clinton Foundation, and now we know that Bill and Hillary were both involved in a Russian buyout of 25% of U.S. uranium sources.

During the Cold War, when conservatives criticized Soviet Russia, they were viciously slandered by liberals.  Americans in the Cold War always had two great enemies: the Soviet Empire and the domestic left.  If you doubt it, look back at Vietnam, Korea, and other big flare-ups in the Cold War.  The left was always 100% predictable.

If Democrats had a conscience, it would sink them from their weight of guilt.  Fortunately, their media dominance can block out a whole century of pro-totalitarian agitation and propaganda.  The left is utterly deaf, dumb, and blind, most of all to their own guilty collusion with Marxist totalitarianism wherever it spread.

So be it.

But now that Trump and Putin are seeking a way to work together to defeat today’s greatest dangers, the North Korean-Iranian Axis of Evil, the Dems are accusing the president of ratting to the Russians.

Weird, isn’t it?

Ego defenses are very simple.  Let’s say you hate Donald Trump with a deadly passion and have wishful dreams of murdering him, along with Ivanka and the rest of the family.  But you believe you’re a loving peacenik, so you can’t actually admit your hatred to yourself.

So you end up believing:

1. I don’t hate Trump.  I just think he is an idiot who will sell us out to the Russians. My hatred is righteous anger.

2. I don’t hate Trump.  I just think he’s guilty of firing the FBI director to cover up his criminal collusion in stealing the election with Putin’s help.

More righteous anger.

3. I don’t hate Trump.  I just think Trump hates women, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, militant atheists, and me.  (Projection.)

All the defense mechanisms are lies.  They distort our feelings in different ways.  The more you distort your feelings, the more primitive and infantile your defenses are.

Obama has pretty primitive defenses, which is why he keeps tossing out blatant lies to the public and praising himself.  Narcissists start with infantile grandiosity and sometimes hatred for others, because deep inside, they are extremely insecure and self-critical.

When Obama did his “blame America” bowing trip eight years ago, he never, ever blamed himself.  Or the left.  Even though the left killed 100 million people in the 20th century, according to Marxist historians.

Obama seems to be utterly incapable of saying, “I was wrong.  I’m sorry I ordered the disastrous invasion of Libya, for no reason whatsoever.”

He will never apologize to Egypt’s President Sisi for overthrowing his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, and installing an M.B. stooge instead.

Today, Sisi is still in a civil war with the M.B.s in the Sinai Desert and Gaza.

Obama took the side of the Moobers against Sisi, and in Syria and Libya, he took the side of al-Qaeda.

If you’re having trouble understanding the twisting party line of the left, just take a look at Wikipedia’s article on ego defenses, and you can pretty much put a check mark next to whichever one they are using today.

It’s sad.  I wish they would grow up.

But so far they are stuck in denial and infantile rage.

When Communism first swept European universities, a wise man remarked, “These people think they are physicians to society, when they are only the disease.”

It’s their only playbook, and they never stop following it.

Conservatives haven’t fought the left nearly hard enough, because we keep thinking they will change and be open to reason.  But they haven’t.  When they were discredited after the 1940s and ’50s, they just went into hiding to come back in the 1960s.  They are a stubborn virus, and they prey especially on the young and historically ignorant.  They have turned our universities upside-down with malice aforethought.

Nobody in Russia and China seriously wants to bring leftism back.  They are still suffering from the effects.  But in many Western universities, the toxic doctrine of violent utopianism is being preached, along with violent jihadism (which is another utopian cult belief).

We failed to stop them when the virus was still controllable.  Let’s hope the administration can appoint enough constitutionalist judges to help us return to a free and open society.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/democrats_project_their_own_soviet_betrayals_on_trump.html

Our Constitutional Crisis Has to Do with Democrats Corrupting America’s Intelligence, Decency, and Freedom

OUR CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH JAMES COMEY

by William Sullivan  at American Thinker:

“President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey has been pretty big news, and there will be no dearth of continued commentary about what it means.  But what rings hollowest in all the commentary surrounding it have been the nearly uniform claims among the left that his firing represents a “constitutional crisis.”

Does the left now care about the United States Constitution?  Because that would certainly be newsworthy.  This is the same left which, as David Harsanyi of The Federalist reminds us, didn’t utter a peep of disapproval about President Obama’s efforts to “unilaterally legalize millions of people without Congress.”  What about the constitutionality of the federal government forcing people to purchase health insurance, forcing private health insurance companies to cap prices for higher-risk clients, setting school lunch menus, peculiarly targeting conservative groups for tax audits, or executive directives to ignore federal immigration law?  The left didn’t care about “constitutionality” when all of those things happened during Obama’s presidency, but now are shouting from the pulpit that Donald Trump’s firing of the current FBI director, whose direct role is to “serve at the pleasure of the president,” is somehow some incredible affront to the liberty guaranteed by the Constitution?

The left’s hypocrisy here is certainly stark, but in a way, it is evidence that the term “constitutional crisis” has been thrown around in so many pithy accusations over the years by the left and right that the phrase no longer has any meaning relative to the actual Constitution of the United States.

Consider that Princeton political scientist Keith Whittington suggests that “[c]onstitutional crises arise out of the failure, or strong risk of failure, of a constitution to perform its central functions.”

The “central function” of our Constitution has always been to limit the authority of the federal government, and to clearly enumerate the “few and defined” powers of the federal government to be held in contrast to the “numerous and indefinite” power of state governments, as James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 45.

Yet today, a great many of the things that we consider to be within the federal government’s purview are absolute affronts to the Constitution, and particularly the Tenth Amendment, which Thomas Jefferson held to be the foundation of the Constitution:

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: “That all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited to it by the States, are reserved to the States and the People.”  To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around Congress is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.

How can we define our nation to be one of limited federal authority when, every day, we see that the restrictions of our Constitution have become meaningless? And if the limitations of the Constitution (again, its central function) have largely become meaningless, how can it be denied that we have long existed in a state of “constitutional crisis?”

A federal Department of Education (DoE), for example, has absolutely no right to exist in the scope of the Constitution.  Congress was beyond its tether when it allowed for this executive institution to have been born.  Yet billions upon billions of taxpayer dollars have been thrust into this federal institution to regulate our children’s education, and few ever consider the question as to whether there was the right, in the first place, of the federal government to create such an institution with the immeasurable power it has.

Tell me, where in the Constitution can you find any evidence that the federal government has the right to confiscate wealth from Americans, and then to grant or withhold payment to states based upon this federal agency’s evaluation of their adequate adoption of Common Core curricula?  And when you cannot find any such evidence that the federal government has such a right granted by the Constitution, wouldn’t you have to admit that the Obama administration’s having done precisely that is in direct violation of the Tenth Amendment, and thus represents a “constitutional crisis?”

Take a look at the Department of Labor, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, or the Department of Transportation.  There is equally no allowance given to the federal government, by the Constitution, to regulate these spheres of assumed jurisdiction.  All of these agencies, including the DoE, more embody the planks of Communism found in Marx’s Manifesto than our own Constitution.  And yet the mere fact that these federal now agencies exist is enough to give us, with our modern sensibilities, the presupposition that the federal government must have a right to exert its influence in said areas of life, however cumbersome or costly they may be, and however absent any validation for that assumed power might be in our nation’s Constitution.

The reality is that very little of anything Washington considers its day-to-day business today has anything to do with the Constitution.  Our constitutional crisis is, and for quite some time has been, that the Constitution no longer matters in our political discourse.  Our national conversation about whether a thing is right or wrong tends to be a matter of preference and partisan interest.  Yes, the Constitution can be opportunistically invoked by either side as substantiation for any outrage. But it is generally an argumentative substrate of convenience, and rarely of principle.

The left is currently demonstrating this with the furor over Comey’s firing, but I sincerely hope that when conservatives talk about “draining the swamp” in D.C., they are suggesting a return to constitutional principles of limited federal authority, because this thing works both ways.

After all, if Ivanka Trump pushes for a $500 billion federal childcare bill (as she’s doing) because it’s her preferred cause du jour, and Congress indeed acts to provide single mothers with taxpayer dollars for childcare, wouldn’t it be very much like the federal overreach that we once claimed Obamacare represented, and thus be a true “constitutional crisis?”  Where does the Constitution define that the role of the federal government to seize wealth from taxpayers to provide childcare for American mothers?

If you happen to like this idea so much, you are free to petition your state to enact such a law with your state’s money to subsidize the payments.  I believe it would still be wrong, but this is how federalism works, and how the Constitution was intended to work.

We can only make American great again by again making America what the Constitution intended it to be.  And we can only do that by working to rein the federal government back within the boundaries that the Constitution defines.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/our_constitutional_crisis_has_nothing_to_do_with_james_comey.html#ixzz4hNTStOJk
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http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/05/our_constitutional_crisis_has_nothing_to_do_with_james_comey.html

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.

Truth: Dems Wanted Comey Fired….Until Trump Fired Him!

President Trump Tweets Video Montage Of Democrats Bashing Comey: #DrainTheSwamp

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/05/11/president_trump_tweets_video_montage_of_democrats_bashing_comey_draintheswamp.html

Doesn’t Fascism Already Rule the American University Social “sciences”?

Will Fascism Come to America through Its Colleges and Universities?

by Roger L. Simon at PJMedia:

“If fascism comes to America, it will be through our college and university system.

The biggest cowards in our country today are many, if not most, of our college and university administrators followed closely by a fair amount of their faculty.  They are allowing their institutions to be taken over by a monolithic world view that is increasingly totalitarian and antithetical to the diversity of opinion on which the search for truth depends.

The inmates are running the asylum — and not with any of the humor of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.  It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that Social Justice Warriors are to social justice what the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea is to democracy.  In a few years, freshman handbooks may no longer be necessary.  They can give out copies of Orwell’s Animal Farm instead.

And I’m not just talking about recent events at UC Berkeley, where the onetime bastion of the free speech movement has turned into ground zero for the anti-speech movement, spearheaded by the violent masked goons of the absurdly named “antifa,” speaking of Orwellian constructs. This restrictive attitude toward viewpoint diversity is pervasive throughout our colleges and universities, even though the freedom of speech enshrined in the First Amendment is arguably the most important of all principles on which this country was founded.  Yet only a tiny minority of those responsible for our higher education have the courage to defend it.  Most are so timid they won’t even lend their name to a petition……”  There’s more.  Please click below:

https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2017/04/27/will-fascism-come-to-america-through-its-colleges-and-universities/

GET TO KNOW YOUR FASCISTS, HYSTERICS, BIGOTS, and LIARS AT CANADA’S CBC BETTER

KNOWING ONES NEIGHBOR BETTER is usually a welcome mat for civilized folks to get along.  I live in Minnesota, a state bordered by provinces Ontario and Manitoba.  Until a couple of decades ago , when Canadians were honest folk, civilized, and neighborly and fellow Minnesotans were equally so, no passports were ever required one side or the other.    I visited Winnipeg several  times…even led a tour of Minnesotans to visit lovely landscape gardens there.

We never met any Black Racist feminists, feminazis of any color,  programmed  American haters, corruption or universal dishonesty emanating from the  Leftist Party and its Canadian Government-owned CBC  in those days.

The following is not an essay on what has happened between then and this past November 8, 2016 when the following eleven hours of feminist hate speech of all sorts of sexes at CBC took place……almost entirely without interruption.   These fascists at Canadian Government’s CBC all, were gathering to cheer their reports during  the evening’s television  of Crooked Hillary Roddham Clinton’s feminist victory to become the 45th American President.   Giddy they collectively were from the very beginning…..until…..until….until it became clear to viewers, that they, not Our Donald, were the fascist clones, the do and think the vulgar, the killers of Truth and reality.

These scores of  fascists at CBC had gathered as one to have a night of celebration to sneer on deplorables, men and women who actually work for a living rather than worship themselves.  Crooked Hillary, who, if she were any other person besides being feminist,  leftist Hillary, would be under indictment for a host of crimes, was expected to become the 45th President of our United States.

Apparently in today’s Canada ,  as in our America nearly the entire  news establishment is fascist Marxist.   Here in the television variety, the ‘reportering’  chat, chuckle and communicate fascistically during the first third of the evening’s reports forever smearing Our Donald.  (What does one expect from any feminazi, American or Canadian?)   Yet, it’s fake news is passed off as news….. It’s hysteria they sell to make a living.

Nearly all  at the CBC fascism show seem to be ready to party for the night.  Nearly all of the female kind celebrate their hysteria when they believe or imagine their perfections aren’t  sufficiently  honored, respected,  or come to pass.  Perhaps, no one in  Canada dares to disagree with their fascism.    Be sure to follow closely the terror-talk flowing from a black racist feminazi  mouth.   It becomes far more colorful as the unexpected of the evening becomes quite expected.

Note too, that the male leftist fascists were less impolite and vulgar than their feminist colleagues.   As the evening progressed, they became confused rather than hysterical and hating.

Nearly all connected with the CBC became more and more verbally racist against tens of millions of American voters.

Something happened to these feminized  fascists of all sexes, races, shapes and sizes, however, on their way to their Roman Coliseum to celebrate….

OurGod-sent Donald J. Trump wasn’t the candidate who got gored, however.

Do remember that at home,  nearly all of our American news media and press except  are also controlled by leftist propagandists for today’s neofascists stirred  by Senator Charles Schumer.   There is only radio where freedom of speech still has a chance to meet the citizen.

This evening of CBC fascism lasts over eleven hours.  It may become tiresome to absorb all of the dishonesty, the hysteria, hate, and other sins so leftist, but do your best to know your today’s Canadian neighbors better.   Divide your research into sessions…..half an hour each…..You’ll likely come to know your fascist Obamaling Democrat Party better.

P.S.  Hillary has played with the boys all of her life long….according to the feminists at CBC.

Eleven hours of CBC fascism exposes much about freedom of speech in Canada.