• 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

YOUR WORLD WITH FASCISTIC PHIL CAVUTO

Arrogant, big mouth, cocky, Foxy, antiPresident Trump, Phil Cavuto,  seems to be one of the Fox News  fascistics who froth at their joy mouth to eliminate our American 45th President from the nation’s White House as soon as possible.

Is President Trump  too American for the business folks at Fox News?   Perhaps he can’t be controlled for he LOVES HIS COUNTRY JUST AS I And  MILLIONS OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANS DO!!!   He is not bought or otherwise controlled by BUSINESS, BIG OR INTERNATIONAL.  Is that what makes so many mouths of Fox “News” reporters and reviewers like Cavuto to cheat, distort, so often complain and/or squeal against the President at news hours?  Is it instruction from station leftists or personal?

Or is the American population under age 50 so uneducated, so obtuse to American existence at home and abroad, so drugged, Godless,  and lost in life bearing  no brains clear enough to handle learning right from wrong,  those vitally  important matters of civilized human existence?

Did or did not President Donald J. Trump, while talking on the phone with the President of the Ukraine President, Volodymyr Zelensky,  utter any word or words wondering about  a serious rumor  that a flaky American Vice President’s son, a young man of many serious background issues, carped millions of dollars out of  Ukraine pockets to score a bit of  fuel business for the weak nation nearly crushed by papa Russia?

So what?    Major corruption was in the air.   How did millions of dollars wind up in the pocket of  Vice President’s troubled son?

Dem fascists wouldn’t hear of something so possibly TRUE.  These fascists and fascistics, almost fascists) are programmed to assault before, during, or/and, after such news…THEY OWN OUR PRESS!

Ancient American MILLIONAIRE, Biddy Pelosi, with countless fascist and fascistic Dem friends and allies, immediately turned to their press and television command worlds.  These fascistics  OWN parts of  the Wall Street Journal, and, outside of radio, nearly every  newspaper and television news communication apparatus in our American world.

If TRUTH had any value in today’s American lines of knowledge, business, and communication,  Democrat candidate for the Leftist American Presidency, Ditsy Vice President Joseph Biden should be confronted by law for possible corruption charges,  NOT TO LIVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

But TRUTH HAS NO MEANING AMONG  TODAY’S ADAM SCHIFF  ANIMALS DOMINATING OUR ONCE HONORABLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  THEY ARE EITHER MUTE, FOREVER LIARS, OR  FASCISTS OR FASCISTICS PLOTTING “GOOD BYE AMERICA!!!

UNTIL PRESIDENT TRUMP, WE WERE  ALREADY IN OUR CONGRESSIONAL TAR PITS…..ARE YOU TOO UNLEARNED TO KNOW IT?…..OR DO YOU LIVE IN A TODAY’S AMERICAN DEM  BODY WHERE TRUTH,  AND GOODNESS  NO LONGER EXIST?”

These Pelosi fascists of our day who own news television and America’s newsprint from the Atlantic to the Pacific dictate the news that  President Trump has committed a serious crime, one for impeachment and removal from office.   That is the way the fascist Left in power makes truth and knowledge disappear!  Enough noise must overwhelm their own leftist corruptions so their evil can never be reported,  exposed.

I fell in love with Donald becoming our American President,  I think it was August 6, 2015 at Fox center, when the Republican National Committee was plotting to get rid of Mr. Trump as its GOP Candidate for the Presidency……Fox’s Megyn Kelly plotting to get rid of him asap as a presidential GOP candidate listed a few difficulties he had had with some women in the news….asking him if this was the way he viewed all women, never asking any difficult responses from  any of Fox-approved Republicans.

Donald answered, “No, only Rosie O’Donnell.”   My love for Trump began.  My love for functional, staid Republicans diminished.   I have loved and admired Donald ever since!

I am 85.   Somewhere in my 50s  when Donald Trump was happily married to his first wife, well before his Hollywood business jaunt and its episodes I was captured by  a two hour television program about his life.   His was a totally different world from my very modest life teaching  high school Social Studies and Russian in Minneapolis or later on, garden landscaping after being fired by telling Truths about school system to the public.

In the television review Donald Trump  spoke highly of his dad and mom and his opportunities…..had attended two private schools, the second one, according to his dad,  for more discipline in learnings!

Did you know Donald Trump was a gifted athlete in a number of sports.   If I remember the television biography  correctly, when he graduated college, he was offered a contract by the New York Yankees….what else?   HE TURNED THE OFFER DOWN TO WORK FOR HIS DAD IN THE BUILDING BUSINESS.

I was aware Mr. Trump lost his close older brother to alcoholism….according to the biography…..apparently a  main reason our President abstains.

My own dad was Republican.  He was an athlete and a pharmacist.  I married a Democrat in 1957 and remained one until Ronald Reagan.   I did like President John F. Kennedy very much, but no one else in his peculiar family.

Hillary was, is purely evil.   And so are the censoring big business and racist  fascists and fascistics who have taken over today’s once honorable American Democratic Party.

Will 45th American President,  Donald J. Trump,  overcome the Rise of our American fascists and fascistics now dominating American education, communication, and political worlds?

Obviously we cannot know the future.  But, with the rise of our new leaders,  Donald J. Trump and our Dennis Prager spreading knowledge, freedoms, and exposing Truth, WE AMERICANS FOR FREEDOM HAVE A GOOD CHANCE!  ghr

P.S.   HAVE A WONDERFUL  SUNDAY!

THANK GOD FOR GLOBAL WARMING!!!

by Glenn H. Ray:

The first university learning degree I received was in 1956 with a major in Geography and minor in Russian.    I was exploring.   Grades had meaning then.   I wanted to study the world and learn a foreign language.   Russian was an easy choice for me….nothing to do with ancestry.  It had to do with my and my country’s  future.  The fascist, terrifying USSR was then the powerful enemy of our American way.

My instructors, solid professors, were all male and all phD’s….NO funky graduate students who could barely speak English, and no easy gradings for leftists as in our ‘modern’ era.    Tuition cost me only $30 per quarter.

We undergraduates were often told at the beginning of each  class instruction to look to the front, to the back and to both sides and then yourself because in two years three of you today’s  students will no longer be at the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts.   They told the Truth as it turned out.

To get this first college degree I had to study climatology,  geology,  geomorphology,  astronomy, as well as geography of the world’s continents and their countries which truly fascinated me.

No longer did I have to cheat about reading novels in those English classes.   I suffer a dyslexia, (not yet ‘invented’ then, so I had no clue)…. I couldn’t, can’t,  make anything out of  reading real novels.    I have those  remarkable visual skills I was born with, instead.

It was the content of novels.    I’d buy the classic comics such as Dicken’s Tale of Two Cities, zip through them, enjoy them enough to search out and then read accurately  in the actual novel the most exciting sections of the novel.    Anything by William Thackeray, and such, was  too dull, to distant visually from the mind or whatever,  to remember or  grasp anything.  Mentally, I couldn’t connect  every time I’d try to read a novel.

I have a personal library in my old age of a couple thousand books, mostly  texts,  histories,  biographies,  “1984”, reality stuff including nineteenth century readings like McGuffey readers.   Here, my memory was solid.   I loved sharing these  learnings, so my first career became teaching high schoolers…….

I learned something about the disappearance of the dinosaurs those 65 million years ago…..you remember, those huge creatures running around America’s Dakota’s, eating those fern trees and the tonnage of the Brontosaurs, the ones especially  tasty to Tyrannosaurus Rex…..

……and the more recent stuff including  the glacial periods of tens of thousands of years ago…..like the last one  in northern Minnesota around Duluth before Lake Superior was born with the melting of thousands of feet of glacial ice!!!

THANK GOD FOR THAT GLOBAL WARMING OR WE HUMANS WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LIVE HERE….but our today’s lefty Democrat Party doesn’t give a damn about TRUTH!.   They don’t seem to be interested in knowledge either.

Neither were the Soviets, folks.

Please continue reading below regarding Truth instead of today’s Politics regarding “Global Warming”:

No U.S. Warming Since 2005

My Miller Analogies Test Saved My Life

“The test aims to measure an individual’s logical and analytical reasoning through the use of partial analogies. A sample test question might be

Bach : Composing :: Monet :

  • a. painting
  • b. composing
  • c. writing
  • d. orating

This should be read as “Bach is to (:) Composing as (::) Monet is to (:) _______.” The answer would be a. painting because just as Bach is most known for composing music, Monet is most known for his painting. The open slot may appear in any of the four positions.

Unlike analogies found on past editions of the GRE and the SAT, the MAT’s analogies demand a broad knowledge of Western culture, testing subjects such as science, music, literature, philosophy, mathematics, art, and history. Thus, exemplary success on the MAT requires more than a nuanced and cultivated vocabulary.”

I was born in 1934 and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota destined to love accumulating knowledge.  My favorite word in life from 3 years old  on to high school and beyond, was accumulating answers to the  question word…”WHY”.

I was horribly dyslexic…..long before that word and trouble was ever discovered.   I was crippled throughout grade school (1939 to 1948) unless vision was involved.    By third grade I could draw maps of the United States and its states by heart.   I was already collecting road maps, because when our neighbor, Mr. Dieckman went off to War in 1942, he gave me a dozen of his AAA State Road Maps to keep so I would remember him.  (I still have most of them among about 200 I eventually collected road maps from Skelly, Standard, Phillips 66, Pure Oil, Deep Rock, and many other gas station corporations which then handed road maps out free to customers.)

I learned classical music masterpieces and masterpiece gardens  from Mom’s punishment for me  asking too many questions.   From age 4 to 7 I spent countless  hours standing erect as a soldier in front of an blank wall  across from  our front door.   Far above my child’s left shoulder where I stood each time for 60 minutes hung  a welcoming picture, a beautiful landscape garden picture painted by a nineteenth century Canadian, R. Atkinson Fox….written at the bottom right corner of the setting.

Mom was a flower garden gal, mostly perennials….especially during the war.   Mom was from a German family…..a perfectionist in everything she did….sewing, cooking, reading, dancing, skating.  During the War she undertook nursing for the War effort.   Dad at 41 was an air raid warden in our very modest part of St. Paul, throughout the Spring and Summer of 1942.

“If you ask me one more question, you’re going to the wall, Glenn Ray….Do you understand me?”….she’d shout in desperation.    I always obeyed……for four or five minutes, before I’d be driven to ask  another “Why” or “What” question, especially when she was working.    It was in June, 1942 I could read newspaper sections of the Sunday St. Paul Pioneer Press that covered the war…..the front pages, and especially the rotogravure war cover section filled with pictures and paragraphs bringing the reality of war battles to the home front.    Shortly thereafter I found myself reading whatever throughout the newspaper……!

But, I couldn’t read story books.   I have never been able to read a novel from cover to cover and often page to page.   I couldn’t remember whatever I had just read.

In third grade one of my favorite teachers of all time welcomed me to read her 1920 to 1943 National Geographics which she supplied for the curious in her classes.   I could practically  speed read when there were pictures…all black and white, of course, of all sorts of people and animals throughout the world.   Mother had bought my first world atlas the Christmas of 1942…..and then a globe the next year’s Christmas…..

She did so to stop me asking her questions…..something I didn’t know until teen years.

My sister entered kindergarten a year older than I.   Mother’s habit that kept me at the wall especially between 10 and 11AM five days a week  rose from her love of  listening  to  classical music on radio…..from Chicago in the late 1930s to 40s  of all places.  (Mom and dad had met competing in ballroom dancing).

Think of the radio  static that would meet and sometimes conquer the beautiful music of Beethoven, Johann Strauss,  Grieg, and so on during a weekday then from Chicago!   I wanted to please her, but I’d forget every five minutes and ask her  questions stirring in my mind.

So, at four, I am at the wall.  My sister is at kindergarten that morning I had a big question to ask…..It was Spring….and I had been at that wall over twenty times already.  I was used to the routine and had learned to be quiet, or else!    So I began being absorbed by the beautiful music while viewing a beautiful idealized garden painting of R. Atkinson Fox.  After all, Mother was a devoted flower gardener, so I already knew what  peonies and hollyhocks were.  I knew it was an elm tree growing on our ‘boulevard’ section near the street and most of the names of the  flowers in her garden.

……”I wonder what the name of those beautiful trees are” came to mind while studying the painting .  I had recognized the peonies and hollyhocks  looked like mom’e plants.  I noticed the lovely trees looked just like Mrs. Rowell’s front yard tree.  “I’ll go and ask her!”…and did so exactly when the sixty minutes of picture staring was over.

Kids then were confined to tend to the back or side doors of neighbor’s homes  in those days.  It was my first visit to Mrs. Rowell’s house next door.

I remember she was very surprised to see me….I had a question for her….”Mrs. Rowell, what is the name of the tree you have in the front yard.

“Why, Glenn……That is a Lombardy Popular!”  I can still see her face bright and smiling in front of me.

“Thank you”, I responded as I was programmed to do.  I can still remember she used the word “Whatever”  in her  question…..”caused you to ask?”

I didn’t know how to answer….but said, “Thank you” as I was trained to do.

I have been captured by great Classical music all of my life since.   In May of 1942 I became the chief gardener tending and also planting for our war effort “Victory Garden”, and became its sole director and caretaker of until until the end of 1945.

My hobby and then my career  in Landscape Gardening led me to create “Masterpiece Landscaping” in 1990.    How could I get to be  so lucky, still working in the world I love?

I loved accumulating knowledge.   Yet, after my first B/A degree, a major in Geography, I didn’t know where to go, what to do, so I joined  the Army.    But, I loved learning, so I thought I might return to the University (Minnesota at the time) to get an Education degree.  But, I had to take a new exam, a  PSAT requirement  to be accepted.   I had never had such a test before.    Most of my grades were well earned A or B graded.  But I missed honors, as I did in high school because of my reading disability….I failed in Geomorphology and nearly so in Cartography.

The PSAT exam seemed  like being forced to read and remember “Vanity Fair”  when a junior in high school.   I couldn’t read a page and remember anything, so I went to Classic Comics to get the gist of  matters and escape a foul grade.

But PSAT was different…..and my worry was worthy.  I got notice I was turned down by the College of Education at the University of Minnesota.   “What an crushing insult”, I thought! I loved learning.  I knew a lot of learning stuff in a lot of fields.   But, I had become aware of my reading disorder. Nevertheless,   I made a complaint to the University.   I had graduated from a then  outstanding  high school in St. Paul, tops in several studies….but lows in others….Yet, I had amassed a lot of school knowledge despite my reading difficulties as many grades had indicated.

I was allowed to see a University Dean of some sort regarding my cause.   “I’ve never been a scholastic failure”, was my cause.  Yes, some grades were below par, Geometry and English….yet top grades in some sciences, social studies, history, and Latin.

The Dean was polite.  He asked me if I’d  take a new test in the scholastic market….”a Miller Analogies Test”, he said.   It would be my only hope, he warned.    It was spring, 1959, as I recall…..60 years ago.  He told me not to expect much, but he’d let me take the test anyway.

A week or so later the Dean called  asking me very blandly  to come to his office.  He needed to talk to me directly.   (I did think  the ‘exam’ was rather easy….quite easy…more like algebra, but with words rather than numbers.  I got good grades in high school algebra.

“You managed the test quite well.  I’ll even tell you what you rated…..97th percentile!”

I’ll be 85 next month.   I have surrounding me throughout my house  around a  thousand books, mostly histories, biographies,  Roman and ancient culture oriented, and hundreds of  books of the plant world.   I have studied many areas, especially biographies of Stalin, Hitler, Lenin, American history, and nearly all of the plant world texts, referring to many of them when needed.   I did receive that  Bachelor’s degree in Education, and later a  graduate degree in Soviet Studies in Russian at Middlebury, and one degree from  earning  a Master’s degree in Horticulture at the University of Minnesota.

I became quite fluent with my Russian and practiced it in the old USSR twice, in 1966 when it was still quite savage, and again in 1990 with a Minnesota church group who had raised money to aid victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

In 1990 I  began  the  landscape garden company, Masterpiece Landscaping,  at which I still work in creating beautiful settings….forty hours a week in my own half acre, and 20 hours a week still making beautiful settings with  the company.

But, I don’t remember the name of that  kind Dean who allowed me to be tested with the Miller Analogies Test.   I wanted to thank him so many times!

 

 

Why Is Feminism So Married to Leftist Fascism? For Security and Equality!!!

Throughout the millions of years of the development of life…….eventually cultivating human life in its countless “gardens” the role, the life between female and male  has been consistently divided,  regardless of the culture and related species.

The minimal celled “Amoeba” has never arrived  quite  the equal of the origin or being of   Tyranasaurus Rex,  Homo sapiens, or Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Vintage Gold’ throughout these four billion plus years of  “Mother”, not ‘father’Earth!

Look the stuff up yourself!! It will require a lot of time, however.   The story is, after all, available  on the internet….but it’s all pretty dusty and dark in such closets of the stories of Truth and existence which Americans these days aren’t taught to know.   Remember, it’s  the human animal, i.e., its  male who still is  genetically driven to snoop, to discover, to conquer the bits, large and small, from the eternal unknown.)

And then here comes modern America’s popular first class squirrels, fascistic Nancy Pelosi, and company…… mouthy, bouncy,  unlearned, ditsy,  arrogant,  mindless, yet demanding of respect, wealth,  and attention;  the Democrat lefty financed through marriage and the people’s wealth, the Party  paid for by Communist-trained George Soros !

Feminists and fascists of all sexes, sizes, and colors usually blend well together, until they score victory.  They, like  human female animals,  ADORE the disappearance of “change”!

Yet, life on Planet Earth and beyond, seems to be always changing!!   That is what learned  human males caused and  discovered throughout their own years of “existence”.   That thinking-driven human male throughout the ages, had been programmed to recognize the Truth of life, death, and change as being God’s will for the revelation  of “his” endless unknown.  He still seeks by blood and soul.

“God”made the Homo sapiens crowd discover “God” as the teacher of Good and Evil, the male a killer, hunter, defender, thinker, plotter, challenger,  inventor, curious, gullible, dreamer, confused…..for the survival of the species….for today,  the female still bears the beginning of the being of human life, whether in Duluth, Nairobi, or Shanghai, and so on.

What about our today’s  American,  Pelosi sapiens?  Are they forever born  ditsy?

Well, there’s Maxine Waters, that New York Cuomo and California Harris and the other 40 plus-announced 2020 presidential candidates  from  today’s Feminist-Feminazi Democrat Party who are thrilled to be in their fascist War Zone!  Wouldn’t you if the only world you knew  was owned or   programmed by  Uncle Sam’s universities, high schools, grade schools, PBS, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CNN,  newsprint New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post et alia,  the nation’s  FBI brass, 65% of its Jews, 70% of its blacks, half of   the nation’s moneyed RINOs, and  half  of its ditsy female population?  Please think about it all!

Ironically, it’s today’s Dennis Prager world desperately, sincerely  supporting, working, to establish  the best of  the   Trumpie part of the American Republican Party to challenge the nation’s ditsyites….a Party, what’s left of it,  still programmed to honor, respect, and  protect  America, its females and family life, its JudeoChristianity principles,  Truth seeking, and Freedom of expression.

 

 

Why Does the Human Female Animal Scream by Habit When under Stress?

I still work outdoors daily  Spring, Summer, and Fall, and plan to,  God  willing,  this coming April  or earlier if weather provides.  I have artistically created a half acre of a landscape garden “paradise” featuring primarily conifer trees and shrubs, hydrangeas, redbuds, rhododendrons, azaleas and other  deciduous shrubs, countless perennials, over the past 44 years of “living here”……and one spectacular Ginkgo biloba which I planted by seed about 40 years ago, which around the thirtieth year of growth  announced she was female.

Suicidal America today is organized and dictated by the leftist fascists running school, college, university, Hollywood, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC,  PBS,  those mouthing liars  at Fox to sell things “fair and balanced”,  the coast to coast New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and 99.9%  of the rest of news circulation, including  the Google fascists who dictate their Fiction as LEFTIST  “Truth”  propagandizing  that we Americans would be better off in a culture  of one sex, THE ONE BORN DITSY, THE FEMALE.    Mankind, especially the white ones,  must be harnessed and put to eternal rest….so that the single sex, the she,  the feminist, can become universally free to be as ditsy as she wants as the Democrat today’s Pelosi Democrats really want her to be!

It is true that the human male animal is by Nature’s GOD   born to be a killer, a builder, a defender, an explorer, an inventor, THEREFORE TO SEEK TRUTH,  to be a hunter, a dreamer, a protector for his ‘realm’ to continue.

It is TRUE that the human female animal is by Nature’s GOD born to  ditsy, chosen to bear the animal’s future population,  to bear feelings, to  seek security to be protected, defended, provided nest and home, to bond with feelings  to  protect her precious off spring from early threats and dangers common to the species.

Our Dennis is a gifted teacher on these matters, but he’s an indoor person…..He’s after all Jewish! It goes with the territory.   His preachings have been the best ever, these past months with our America struggling to save itself from the leftist fascists!

While  chastising  CNN’s fascistic  television affair last night using Parkland School teenagers to perform leftist’s  propaganda verses to disarm America forever, Dennis made a comment about  the sounds of women screaming as when the  air plane they are in  decides to begin its crash to Mother Earth.   Then, he caught himself, attempting to avoid political correctness propaganda, questioning that maybe men scream under those circumstances as well .  He was being “fair and balanced”.

Our Dennis WAS correct.   The HUMAN FEMALE ANIMAL IS PROGRAMMED TO SCREAM when suddenly facing  shocking disorder and danger!!    Why is that native to her as an animal and normally  not  to the human male?

I used to be a public school teacher….it is still in my blood to know answers.  I often still teach the following while leading the many landscape garden fans who love to walk through my home grounds filled with paths, great conifers, deciduous trees  and shrubs…..

I mention we human males are born naturally  killers who must learn to become civilized, and so, seek to  perform our God-given gifts such as being born curious,  to build, to invent, defend…as mentioned above.

I then mention, or rather ask, what must the human female conquer  from her animal gifts in order to help her become civilized?   (Of course, no one ever answers, yet  the American human female animal is not  born perfect, is she?  The men, who know the true  answer, don’t want to be impolite….most of these folks visiting the garden  are over 50 in age….they still seek and believe in God and  honesty.)

The she of the human species is  born ditsy…..born with feelings, sensitivities  which often overwhelm  reality, truth.  Feelings dominate…..which, of course, is TRUE.   And feelings  can often wind up being a terrible drive for the human female animal.  She usually seeks security over all, often avoiding  problem solving!

Back to the garden grounds, my very masculine conifer filled woody, landscape garden where I guide my visitors…. What if only two adult  human animals, one male, and the other female, were deeply dreamy involved in my garden with some small task, but almost out of sight one from the other when suddenly, although unseen by both, the loudest lion-like roar both had ever heard bellowed from somewhere nearby breaking the silence.    What is HER natural reaction?

She screams!!!   It’s automatic!  She screams as if to announce prayerfully to a male nearby, “I AM IN TROUBLE!”

What would be the male response?

HUSH!  SHUT UP!!  and goes into overdrive depth seeking silence to figure out what he had just heard, what to do, to stay or run and if so, to what direction!…..BUT FIRST asks himself animal-like….”WHAT IN HELL WAS THAT!!!”  …..and he remains animal in an attempt to make the best  choice for the survival of BOTH.   He is born to protect his females and offspring.

The she of the species screams for help as she has throughout her millions of years of development….

To answer Dennis’ question, “Do men scream  when in a flight dive”…NO!  There is no instinctive reason to do so.  His brain, according to program still in flight,  is likely still frantically seeking some  doable escape for himself and his mate if she is nearby.

 

 

 

The Jewish Left, Harvey Weinstein, and the Hollywood Crowd

Weinstein, Feldman, Goldwyn, Goldstein, Feldstein, Cohen, Nehensky, Blau,  “and such”, are overwhelmingly Jewish  sir names in our America from my personal experience.   One recognizes them easily when one has been raised in an urban American Jewish community from 1934-1974.

Nelson, Anderson, Peterson, Bradley, Bach, Jones don’t make it.  “Berg” could go ‘Semitic’ or be nonSemitic,  requiring more research if truth in accuracy of background  be required.

Yesterday’s and today’s Jewish Americans are indoor people.   “No one’s made any money working outdoors”, I was advised by a Jewish neighbor of a Jewish  landscape garden client of mine.  He stood over me dressed in his million dollar suit on a hot Saturday while I was shirtless, lying backside on the ground artistically pruning a  Japanese Yew  I had made beautiful for the Jewish owner of the property over the years.

This owner was a very wealthy, very short “unsynagogued” angry at the world, man.   He was born and raised in the Bronx under the most urban conditions.   The Twin City national corporation in which he reached highest ranking in financing was sold to an international corporation.  He was released to be on his own in suburban Minneapolis.   Changes had to be made…..local things….He didn’t want to move from his acre in a western Minneapolis suburb.   He called me to redo  this very “oh-hum” tasteless home landscaping at the same time he had me teach him sculpting  outdoor plants  to challenge his anger at life.    He  also began building his own local financial service business out of his home, a home with grounds made beautiful.

I worked for him side by side   nearly every seasonal Saturday for years.   He learned to prune properly, the art of it, what and when to prune and why.   He learned how to smile.   He learned to love his outdoors.

In my lifetime the working world of our America, whether rural or urban,  has been transferred from the great outdoors to the Weinstein indoors where real money can be made in movies, investment, political conning,  and banking……where today’s Obamaling  Godless outdoor know-nothings preach to us their complete ignorance of the endless world outdoors.

Please read the following article to learn more about  today’s   Democrat Party’s  most popular  American indoor   entertainment, professional and otherwise:

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/10/13/maybe-time-take-look-corey-feldman-saying-years/

 

Dear Dennis….Don’t Worry….Our Donald Is NOT Finished with the ObamaCare Mess Yet….

Dennis has been my favorite American public figure since November,  2004, that time days before the Presidential election when  twerp of twerps, creepy, con-artist, John F. Kerry,  threatened to invade the White House.    Mind you, I know Dennis is rarely  boring.   But, if you’ve never heard him “lose it”  during his radio show, you’ve missed a priceless verbal performance.

In my world priceless Dennis has slipped to second place on my American political love chart…..no fault of his.   His talents haven’t in any way diminished.  He’s been passed by in these twilight years of my life….

I discovered somebody gutsy, honest,  and new suddenly appeared on our American political horizon the evening when  feminist, Megyn Kelly pasted a number of unattractive words this strange GOP candidate running for the presidency was alleged to  have described in private about some women.   She pasted on this Republican candidate for the  the question whether he felt that foul about all women that debate night at Fox Cable network which advertises its political coverage to be “fair and balanced”.

“No”, the candidate answered with expected honesty……”Only Rosie O’Donnell”, he supplied WITHOUT HESITATION and with TOTAL HONESTY!

The entire audience at Fox, most of whom opposed him as I had as any presidential candidate, much less, a Republican one, exploded with laughter fully aware of the Truth of the matter, for no truer answer could have been said.   View the piece for yourselves….August 6, 2015 on Fox….Oh, my…..He actually declared a pig, a pig…..on television, no less.

Being a former teacher of Russian and Social Studies, I researched for more information….and found him, Donald J. Trump, absolutely loaded with talent, humor, energy, ambition, ego, and guts….and not ashamed or dishonest about it all.

It’s true, folks.  He soon after passed by Dennis as my top American hero….and has remained there ever since……

Dennis was slow on the Donald J. Trump draw for President…..He was nasty about the man.   Dennis, my man, why in hell didn’t you invite Our Donald to chat with you on your show time?    You slipped out of character ignoring, berating him, treating him as some Martian.

You failed to be fair………the only occasion upon my notice….but, enough!!!

…..except Our Dennis is “hugely” honest and he, like Our Donald, LOVES HIS COUNTRY, now so abused and attacked by leftist fascists  in control of the once honorable Democratic Party….feminists, black racists, illegal aliens, college mouthy know nothings, along with the mental  boors controlling education, television news and urban newsprint, and those dictating Marxism at colleges and universities from American coast to American coast.

I presently am trying to recover from knee replacement surgery.   The beauty of today’s morning sent me out early to continue putting  winter in  my landscape garden away for the Spring season.  Radio   Dennis where I live, appears on radio shortly after 11:00 AM Central Daylight Savings Time, it used to be called, so I had about an hour in the grounds before performing my listening to Dennis duties.

Dennis has  been invigorated by our New President….as I knew he would be……I knew he’d come to adore Our Donald as much as I…..for they both, along with me, so terribly love our country and are truly worried about the fascist inroads made endangering our once free society by the recent Obama administration and all of his ilk, including Hillary, and certain Republicans here and there..

I have seriously gardened here in Minnesota where I have lived  for more than 40 years. My landscape garden abuts a pond.  I  have the longest water front,  over 250 feet of shoreline to  the pond which I share with five neighbors….And it’s Canadian Goose invasion time this past week, time when the male-led flocks fight for the right to own their own watering space.   Studying them as they vie for status and position is a rite of Spring at my gardened grounds.    It’s another culture to study especially when  the wood ducks and mallards “Spring”  up at the same time for observation.

For three years I  had seen the same goose couple settle at the same water’s edge next to an attractive concrete bench  overlooking the widest expanse of the pond.     I love spying on  the couple while they arrange their nest.  And there they were this very morning arriving at the same spot doing the same thing Canadian Geese couples do….for they are ‘married’ for life……quite unlike  our modern American marriages these days.

The he goose simply sits in the pond water about four feet off shore, looking mean everywhere with a belch or two of piercing noise, if needed. And the she is working feverishly, skillfully, artistically putting pieces together.   I am mesmerized when I see them together, making their space where the eggs  to be laid and protected.

Last year she laid seven eggs with all of them hatching.   It was a tough April, however, for there were two snow storms one of which nearly buried the mom who was flattened out for about a week to keep the young-uns alive.   I love watching them….I love being outdoors in my gardened grounds……but, I had to leave as spectator in order to listen to Dennis’s woes of our conservative day.

Country before Garden…..but this morning it was a tough decision to make.

Dennis was truly worried about the future of the country….again…as all Americans should be…He moaned about the terrible defeat the Republicans and Our Donald suffered with the failure of RyanCare to replace ObamaCare.

I was disappointed, too….although against RyanCare, I thought Dennis-like, that it would be better to unify the Party behind Representative Ryan.   I am not a Ryan fan….He was loony too often about his ditzy emotional  dislike for Our Donald before Mr. Trump won the critical  election making him President.   Republicans  should have developed  a workable  plan ready to go.   Last Friday, however, the RyanCare plan had to be withdrawn from the House.  The votes to win were not there.

Oh my how the mindless at Fox blasted Trump and administration for the failure…..Television reports Left were even more brutal….”Our Donald’s mystique had been shattered….His Presidency was over the CNN folks memorized.

Dennis was truly upset as well.   I wasn’t.  I was proud of Our Donald for putting the ObamaCare replacement effort into Republican hands rather than his.   (Personally, I am not in favor of universal ObamaCare like “care”.   Health care should not become factory labor,  the ObamaCare way.

There became a mild set back…if Truth were to be told.  Hardly one at all, for Our Donald is still President, despite what CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, ABC, CBS, and Fox, and the fake news of the American Press reported.

Dear readers….do you think for one minute  Our Donald has accepted  the GOP’s Health Care loss as final?   Do you really think it is in his DNA?   Where would it come from?

He will place the bill in his own hands with his own head following many inquiries, will  plot the best bill of them all……and will have it passed with  a margin at that.

I, like Dennis, thank GOD the guy is President….Yes, he’s a TRUE conservative who loves his country……and will  MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

 

Britain to Return to Home Rule

I have spent about a full year of my life in “Great Britain”….the main isle, that is.   I was entering my third phase of adult professional  life, the 1990s,  returning to my life’s hobby passion, making art of the landscape garden.

The longest landscape season in my Minnesota is winter…..Here, it equals all other landscape seasons combined.   Therefore it was in winter I had the time and energy to return to part of my ancestry both Scot and English to explore garden, cathedral and the beauties  created  by God and man, which led to the most civilized collection of human behaviors ever known to mankind, the nations of today’s English speaking countries.

Name them, if you dare or can.

Britain has been dying as an English nation  and culture, with the exception of the Margaret Thatcher era, since the horrors of World War I and II.   It was still breathing oxygen during my visits prior to the turn of the century.

I was praying Old England, the Brexit folks,  would win,  leave the European Union and return to a nation of citizens  rather than one dictated from Brussels’ bureaucrats, the foreigner government rich, the leftists who needed British prosperity to feed the Mediterranean populations who preferred to smoke and sit along the sandy beaches or sail the Aegean to pass the time away.

Do read the following article, much less romantic details of the close Brexit contest, “to secede or not secede….that is the question!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/24/eu-referendum-results-live-brexit-most-likely-outcome-says-leadi/

There is No Life Without Decay!

OUTDOOR STUFF FROM GLENN

“Every year more and more Americans live and work indoors.   Every year more and more Americans know more nothing about their outdoors  where they live.

I was lucky being born 82 years ago.   I was raised in the city, in a house on a ninety by forty-five foot lot taught to know the outdoors, both at home and at school.  It was in first grade before World War II when  I was first forced to collect tree leaves so I could identify these living outdoor  things, both the small and the massive.   Everyone in the neighborhood had gardens for both flower and food.   No one sweated guilt  about growing  things  organic or inorganic.   It was in the garden where ones  grass clippings went.  There were no noises coming from the gardened grounds in those days.   Things were done by thought, hand, and back, not motors.

For the past forty two years I have lived in suburbia.   Lawns are in, and with some messy exceptions, they are well taken care of.    The same Annabelle Hydrangeas planted  sixty years  ago when this community was built are still growing seven or eight in a row as a hedge between lots.   Most of the originally planted  Blue Colorado Spruce, all sixty feet plus of them, are sickly…. 75% of their foliage dead, but no one looks skyward.     Green Ash cultivars and Silver Maples  were popular and cheap then…..$5 a tree , so became choice for shade and are still alive.     Many are a mess in their old age…..tree trimming isn’t free.

City folk aren’t very religious anymore about the spiritual.   But many are told to  believe in the spirit of things Organic, as if  Organic  is the new god for  modern American better  being.

Knowing by lack of  practice,  nothing about outdoor plant life, they are fully willing to pay higher prices for edibles called  “Organic”, for government and its university city folk  feel it more godly if they   program their public  to believe an ‘organic’ banana is better  by taste and moral  goodness of chemistry than a banana without the benefits of  ‘organic’  title.   The poor banana, whether organic or not, is the same banana when eaten  whether the consumer pays more for it or not.

However, ‘organic’ does mean something in the garden.   Whether a blade of grass, a petunia petal, and oak tree or a dog, you or me we pass through our  paths of decay  from life to abet other life .  Things “organic” were once living things bearing ‘organs’ of sorts which made things, units,  living.   Life matter  is God’s gift of  recycling, the give and take of once living matter from the dead to the living.

EVERY THINKING GARDENER EVENTUALLY COMES TO DISCOVER THE FULL MEANING OF ‘LIFE ETERNAL’.    THERE IS NO LIFE WITHOUT DECAY!

For years and years since the 1970s, a foot or so  of  top soil was removed from probably the majority of lots where homes and business buildings were built in suburbia.  House building was financially a  risky business.  Since lawn was the human habit of  vegetative ‘life’ where living,  suburban or city, top soil  depth wasn’t needed to help it’s green color remain green during the growing season.   Lawn  needs a pinch of soil,  nitrogen and watering.    The subsoil, rock, stone outcrop, clay, gray, tan  clay with stone, stone pressed with gray, tan clay remained so dense  underneath this ‘pinch’, most  rainwater ran off  looking for the nearest sewers.

Autumn leaves nearly everywhere in suburbia, even where there is plenty of space on the homeowners’ property  for recycling this magnificent organic stuff  necessary for the betterment of living matter,   are bagged up and hauled off.     Ninety per cent of living leaf matter is water.    Decay needs water for decay….for a pile of decaying leaf matter or any other matter once living,  is loaded with elements required for things  living.   Without decay, remember, there is no life as we know life.

Autumn leaves with moisture regularly provided is one of the better ‘mulches’ used to keep weed seeds from sprouting all garden season long.   A mulch better for soil improvement can be made by chopping up  leaves and small branchlets to hasten plant decay and quicker release of nutrients available for plant life…..Remember also, that any  mulch factory creating decay needs ‘fuel’, to energize its power to decay and release its own elements for living plant use as well.

Simply add a touch  of Nitrogen to your outdoor perennial world  once in awhile along with weekly watering, your  plant world, especially  your shrubs and smaller sized trees will  respond beautifully.”

I thought some of you might become more interested in  the outdoors where I spend most of my awake life.

“AND NOW FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT….ART OF LANDSCAPE GARDENING

“Whither Goest Thine Eye?”……(with your landscape in mind)

Whether one lives in the woods, in suburbia, the city with “a yard” or on the 24th floor of some structure, most of us have two eyes which help lead us on our path from birth “to dusty death” as Shakespeare described the end for some.

Our eyes  absorb things ugly and things of beauty.   What the eye absorbs usually becomes  habit forming.    Our todays are not carbon copies of yesterdays personally, collectively, and morally.   So, who are we today….from the view of the author of this ‘note’ crowding in on his 82nd birthday?

Beauty is far less cherished today than yesterday’s yesterdays.   The human animal is no longer  surrounded by  cause for beauty as an expression in life to uplift one’s soul.    If today something is deemed beautiful, it means something else  is LESS beautiful, therefore causing discomfort, sorrow,  despair and jealousy for  the ‘victims’.   Therefore, in today’s  America it is better NOT to have “SOUL”, the center of beauty and inspiration….so all of us can feel ‘equal’…….

Today in our ‘cultural’ year 2016, NONE  of our artistic expressions including the art of landscape gardening, are focused upon creating beauty.    Nearly all ‘professionally’ are products of  our America’s departments of  “ART” where university bureaucrats preach the pictures, forms, and politics of their day.

Things beautiful were “forever”  created by the human male animal…..whether in old China, old Europe, Old Amazon territory, in ‘barbaric’ Vikingland, or the Easter Islands.   It is in the human male animal DNA to roam, explore, defend, build, protect, be curious, be industrious, to invent, to paint, sculpt, landscape,  from his genetic material driving him to produce comfort, health, and beauty for his mate and off spring.  It has been the human male animal’s DNA in his Nature, the  God-given drive to survive,  which has driven the world until the arrival of today’s politically, sexually  “remodeled”  western institutions where FEELINGS  now replace LEARNINGS.

I was in first grade a couple of years before the bombing of Pearl Harbor.   My teacher’s name was Florence Ray…a tall beautiful woman,  but no relation to my family.   Although I lived in the city, St. Paul, Minnesota, knowing the outdoors was considered very important in the learning world of the  day.   So was classical music and  some kind of introduction to beautiful literature, paintings, sculpture, and the appropriate  placement of words whenever such words were needed.  (Swearing  in public whether on the street,  at home, or in school, did not occur.   People then  were churched to feel ugly whenever  performing the ugly and  to believe a price would be paid for selling or acting out the ugly.)

It was in first grade I first received classroom instructions to collect tree leaves for identification. I learned what a conifer was.     It was then I  discovered perennials “Obedience”, “Bleeding Heart”, “Peonies”,  and  biennials – annuals;   “Evening primrose “,  “4 O’Clocks”,  Hesperus, “Petunias, Marigolds, and shrub roses, Pfitzer junipers, and Bridal wreath Spiraea.   The following year I fell into “paradise in exile”, when it became my responsibility to have ‘sole’ as well as “soul”  care for  a double empty lot -sized Victory Garden across our alley.   “I” grew and maintained nearly every kitchen vegetable you could name….even okra.   Digging by hand  for potato tubers made me feel  like digging for gold.

I even learned to dive bomb the potato beetles as I plucked them off leaves  and smushed them by hand.  It was world war time, remember.   I was pretending to aid the war effort.   I also knew exactly where tomatoes came from…for there were very few super markets in those days.

I wonder how many households today include children.  I wonder how many of the households who do have children, bother to teach the young what I was taught about the outdoors  by setting examples   exploiting their home grounds to become a teaching “room” for discovering beauty of the landscape garden.    I wonder how many households of people who pay taxes for the grounds they occupy  yearn to enter the outdoors for the beauty it offers the eye, mind, and soul of anyone who enters it.

Landscape gardening, in the ideal, is supposed to be a visual  art form to inspire all who enter.  It should be to the eye, what Beethoven’s adagios are for the ear…..to help you,  for a moment or several ,  enter some place special to escape the outside day, and discover beauty over which you have a piece of control.

Some things are simply  more beautiful than others…..with reasons too many to describe or even know.   However there are some ‘rules’ many of which are vital in creating the visually spectacular or quiet.   “Tricks of the trade”, we at Masterpiece Landscaping call them.     Beethoven’s adagios were no bought!   They came from a human brain led to by the ear,  knowledge, and experience  of his day.

On the front page entry to  this website,    http://www.masterpiecelandscape.com/  you will find a series of pictures, nearly 100, of various settings we have created for clients.   Not all of them are of equal beauty.   Beauty in our business relies primarily on space available, choice of material,   maintenance,  and a  location based upon controlling what the eye should see from primary, secondary and so on, settings.     As you view the settings,  ‘grade’ the beauty  of the picture….and then, far more importantly,  determine by language why it is more or less beautiful than another.

 

 

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