• 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

“Their Muscles Remind Us of Rambo!”

A French soldier’s view of US soldiers in Afghanistan

by  Thomas Lifson  at American Thinker:

 

A reader who, in this day of blacklists, must remain anonymous, sends this observation about our soldiers in Afghanistan:

It’s not unusual for the French to comment on anything American and normally in the negative.  What is rare is a Frenchman saying something positive about Americans; in this case heaping praise on our soldiers in Afghanistan.

Blogger and veteran Wes O’Donnell has translated an editorial in a French newspaper from a French soldier serving with a prestigious U.S. infantry battalion.  I recommend reading the whole thing.  Here are some excerpts:

US soldiers are in top physical shape compared to the French, and it appears much better in infantry tactics.  The soldier notes:

Heavily built, fed at the earliest age with Gatorade, proteins, and creatine — they are all heads and shoulders taller than us and their muscles remind us of Rambo.  Our frames are amusingly skinny to them — we are wimps, even the strongest of us — and because of that they often mistake us [the French] for Afghans. [snip] Even if some of them are a bit on the heavy side, all of them provide us everyday with lessons in infantry know-how.  Beyond the wearing of a combat kit that never seems to discomfort them (helmet strap, helmet, combat goggles, rifles etc.) the long hours of watch at the outpost never seem to annoy them in the slightest.


U.S. Soldiers depart Forward Operating Base Baylough, Afghanistan.
Photo credit: US Army.

In combat, US soldiers go on the offense in every encounter with the enemy in contrast to soldiers of other nations who have been taught to first defend and await orders:

And combat? If you have seen Rambo you have seen it all — always coming to the rescue when one of our teams gets in trouble, and always in the shortest delay. That is one of their tricks: they switch from T-shirt and sandals to combat ready in three minutes. Arriving in contact with the enemy, the way they fight is simple and disconcerting: they just charge! They disembark and assault in stride, they bomb first and ask questions later — which cuts any pussyfooting short.

And finally:

To those who bestow us with the honor of sharing their combat outposts and who everyday give proof of their military excellence, to those who pay the daily tribute of America’s army’s deployment on Afghan soil, to those we owned this article, ourselves hoping that we will always remain worthy of them and to always continue hearing them say that we are all the same band of brothers.

Maybe the socialist candidates for president should be given a copy of this editorial, but they likely wouldn’t read it, and if they did, they wouldn’t acknowledge our brave warriors in the field.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/a_french_soldiers_view_of_us_soldiers_in_afghanistan.html

Why I Love OUR DONALD!

Donald Trump is my favorite American leader of my life time.  I was born in 1934 and have followed very closely all American Presidential elections since 1944, Roosevelt versus Dewey.

Our country is in serious, serious trouble today, and has been since the late  1960s when a third of our juvenile college populations had  turned to LSD and such for their god of entertainment.  And then came the feminist-feminazi revolutions  at universities from coast to coast.

The human female animal is not a human male by Nature and Nature’s God…neither a century ago, ten years ago, or today.   They are not born killers as I and other human male animals  have been genetically driven to be for the past million years of our animal-human development.   She is born ditsy, instead.  Not that she is not gifted with great intelligence and abilities…..especially her God’s gift of bearing the off spring of the species.   SHE IS NOT BORN DRIVEN TO BE A PROBLEM SOLVER.  Not that she doesn’t possess abilities to solve problem……BUT SHE IS NOT A MALE HUMAN ANIMAL.

She is NOT born curious.  She is born with other important attributes of the human female being in caring for her offspring.    Yet,  most  Mothers bearing children   these days don’t Mother their children as Mothers used to Mother, as they did in my early days of life.    They go back to work in no time….except within our more JudeoChristian believing communities.

Within the first three years of human life, the typical human male child is already snooping around, searching, testing, touching, tasting, eyeing the environment around him, not by choice, but by drive…..a God-given drive, if you please!   Both my boys learned very quickly how to speed crawl and open the storage doors below our kitchen sink.    My daughter would pick and choose things to chew  and touch, but was such a relief to her parents when she limited her geography to her own room.

I have never met Donald J. Trump personally.   Being an alert American whose first career was to teach Social Studies in our American schools, I began to follow his New York life when he became a name in his New York City building company….starting somewhere around forty years ago.

I occasionally found him on television from New York quite similar to some viewings in the above collection…and he caught my attention….his arrogance,  he carriage and confidence, his certainty of thought and clarity of speech,  I believe, gathered my interest and curiosity.  I was not in a mood to like him for  I hadn’t  known people who carried on like he did on television from time to time….not here in Minnesota then when  adults were still  civil and knowledgeable,  were Christian and Churched,  were neighbors and  friendly, and were parents with children and no one swore a bad word in school, on playgrounds, or in neighborhoods….and no one had any noticeable money until 1950……and girls were girls and boys were boys!

In Horace Mann Grade School where I attended,  from 1939 to 1952 very well educated older single women ran the classes until the War ended.

Within the first three years of human life, the typical human male child is already snooping around, searching, testing, touching, tasting, eyeing the environment around him, not by choice, but by drive…..a God-given drive, if you please!

I was aware his first wife, Ivana, was a very important figure in Donald’s business….and  years later was surprised to read in the papers Donald had caused his wife to divorce him.   He had gone Hollywood TV and then I lost interest in Mr. Trump…until 2016.

Weren’t their 17 candidates in the early running for the Presidential contest that year?  I never liked any of the candidates except for the ex-Governor of Arkansas…..until that Monday when Megyn Kelly so rudely threw  candidate Donald Trump a  series of GOP attacks about how Donald has ‘misbehaved’ with women, and asked GOPly, “Is that the way you treat all women?……with the GOP camera directed right on our Trump for the blow out punch…..and Our Donald answered in a second….”No! Only Rosie O’Donnell.”

About half of the Republicans in the audience, nearly all Trump hater GOPers, exploded with laughter…and so, in agreement.  I suddenly found my man for our America’s next President….(I much later learned while listening to Dennis Prager interviewing David Horowitz during is radio show, that my conservative hero Horowitz confessed that is when HE discovered HIS candidate to beat Crooked Hillary that coming November.

Yet, being a former high school teacher of “Modern Problems”,  I decided to search the internet for more info about Donald J. Trump….to get to know him better.   I learned his older brother, and very close brother to Donald, had killed himself from alcoholism.

Late that July the Washington Post had smeared Donald big time using his exwife, Ivana’s divorce court words against Donald  as a weapon to bury  him  as a contender in the coming Presidential election that November.

Ivana had written a letter to the editor at the  leftist Washington Post Trump hater crowd, confessing that much of her anger at that time at court  had come from the shock of the cause for  the divorce and then listed a series of laudable descriptions of the Presidential candidate as a father and their good times in business together.

I knew he was very bright.  I knew he truly  loves his America and like myself  felt  our country  was falling apart in countless ugly  directions….and the suave, clever, somewhat racist anti-American Barack Hussein Obama had added so much to our cultural, moral, and financial decline.   And then there was Crooked Hillary to deal with if our USA was ever going to recover from the cultural, intellectual, and educational decays of its past half century.

President Donald J. Trump has made me confident, very confident he is the only person as President who can get our American republic back on a God-fearing, prosperous, civilized, religious, economic,  and socially sound World-leader-Nation once again….for peace and prosperity for all!  and who will BUILD THAT WALL!

 

 

 

 

Note from Mn Congressman, Erik Paulsen

Dear Friend:

They promised us “if you like your plan, you can keep it.”  They lied.

Eight years ago today, Obamacare was signed into law after then Speaker Nancy Pelosi exclaimed we would find out what was in the bill after it was passed.

And after Obamacare became law, thousands of Minnesotans were forced off the health insurance plans they had chosen.  Seniors have been hurt by millions cut from Medicare.  Minnesota families have been it hurt with rising premiums, skyrocketing deductibles, and limited choices. In short we are paying more under Obamacare and getting less.

For years I lead the fight against Obamacare and its job-killing medical device tax.  And while we were able to eliminate the medical device tax there is more work to be done.

We need to stop Washington from making important health care decisions – and return it where it belongs with doctors and patients.  Giving you more control of your health care with more choices and lower costs.

Sincerely,  Erik Paulsen, 3rd Minnesota Congressional District

The Ralph Peters Rino Disease

Ralph Peters: I’m Quitting Fox News Because It’s Intentionally Undermining The Rule Of Law For Profit

by Allahpundit   at  HotAir:

When did the Deep State get to Col. Ralph?

I swore to “support and defend the Constitution,” and that oath did not expire when I took off my uniform. Today, I feel that Fox News is assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law, while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers. Over my decade with Fox, I long was proud of the association. Now I am ashamed.

In my view, Fox has degenerated from providing a legitimate and much-needed outlet for conservative voices to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration. When prime-time hosts–who have never served our country in any capacity–dismiss facts and empirical reality to launch profoundly dishonest assaults on the FBI, the Justice Department, the courts, the intelligence community (in which I served) and, not least, a model public servant and genuine war hero such as Robert Mueller–all the while scaremongering with lurid warnings of “deep-state” machinations– I cannot be part of the same organization, even at a remove. To me, Fox News is now wittingly harming our system of government for profit.

As a Russia analyst for many years, it also has appalled me that hosts who made their reputations as super-patriots and who, justifiably, savaged President Obama for his duplicitous folly with Putin, now advance Putin’s agenda by making light of Russian penetration of our elections and the Trump campaign. Despite increasingly pathetic denials, it turns out that the “nothing-burger” has been covered with Russian dressing all along. And by the way: As an intelligence professional, I can tell you that the Steele dossier rings true–that’s how the Russians do things.. The result is that we have an American president who is terrified of his counterpart in Moscow.

I wish he’d been more specific about who he has in mind. Fox’s response: “Ralph Peters is entitled to his opinion despite the fact that he’s choosing to use it as a weapon in order to gain attention. We are extremely proud of our top-rated primetime hosts and all of our opinion programing.”

This is a guy, by the way, who once called Obama a “total pussy” on air. He’s not a liberal (well, not usually), even if he does think Trump’s fascination with having a big military parade is silly and sort of pathetic. Bear that in mind going forward, as he’s probably booking a “Fox sucks” farewell tour on the hard-left/center-left media circuit as we speak. The inevitable Maddow/Peters interview practically writes itself.

Why didn’t he just become a special contributor to Shep’s show and avoid the more state-media precincts of the line-up? Shep seems to hate primetime almost as much as Peters does. There are various hosts on the network who still seem to work for Fox rather than for Trump. Plus, if Peters had hung around long enough to see Democrats take back the White House, he’d have been able to watch primetime transform back into a bulwark of super-patriotism in which all who serve the military and law enforcement are good and the liberals who sporadically criticize them are traitors. Doesn’t he want to be there when Hannity inevitably starts treating Julian Assange as an enemy again?

Here’s Peters’s most famous moment on the air, from 2015. Obama sure showed him by doing next to nothing about Russia’s campaign interference a year later, huh?

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/03/20/ralph-peters-im-quitting-fox-news-intentionally-undermining-rule-law-profit/

The Lone Marine

Sent by Bruce and Arlene Taber

For 15 Years, One Marine Has Faced Off with ‘Rolling Thunder’ —

Please view the American hero here: http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/kCxWJIl7-OwlNfjNX

VJ Day, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 14, 1945

About twelve to fifteen of us kids on Eleanor Avenue in St. Paul, Minnesota paraded for about an hour up and down the block with whistles, mouth organs, and flags on bikes, trikes, and wagons on the afternoon of  August 14 or August 15,  in the year of our Lord, 1945.   It was the last summer of our Victory Garden!

Bruce Taber sent the video.

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Who Has a Right to Enter the American Military?

Trey Gowdy’s comments on the military (in response to the transgender situation)……sent by Bruce Taber:

“Nobody has a “right” to serve in the Military. Nobody.

What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer?
Very far from it.

The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short

Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing or additional fingers. Poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth.
Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ?
Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Six arms? Hear voices in your head?
Self-identify as a Unicorn?

Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can’t run the required course in the required time? Can’t do the required number of pushups?

Not really a “morning person” and refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be reasons for denial.

The Military has one job. War. Anything else is a distraction and a liability. Did someone just scream “That isn’t Fair”? War is VERY unfair, there are no exceptions made for being special or challenged or socially wonderful.

YOU change yourself to meet Military standards. Not the other way around. I say again: You don’t change the Military… you must change yourself. The Military doesn’t need to accommodate anyone with special issues. The Military needs to Win Wars.

If any of your personal issues are a liability that detract from readiness or lethality… Thank you for applying and good luck in future endeavors.

Who’s next in line?”

John Fund: John McCain’s Obamacare Vote Was Indefensible!!

Being a jerk,  both local and national, is nothing new to American VietNam hero,  Senator John McCain.  Petulant, brash, insulting, sour, angry, disruptive, arrogant…one can add more to his character….the one that gave him the strength to win his battle against his Vietnam torturers back in those Vietnam War years.

John Fund analyzes the moods of the   life long Senator from Arizona well:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/449994/john-mccains-obamacare-vote-was-indefensible

ITV Review of Trump Strike on Syria Air Base

Trump orders airstrikes on Syrian airfield as he blames Assad regime for alleged chemical attack

US President Donald Trump has confirmed he ordered a surprise airstrike of cruise missiles on a Syrian airfield in retaliation for Tuesday’s alleged chemical weapons attack.

Mr Trump said there was “no dispute” that the Assad regime had used a deadly nerve agent as he called on “all civilised nations in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria”.

In a televised statement, he said the deadly strike near Homs – the first direct American attack on the Syrian government of his presidency – was in the “vital national security interest”………Please click below to continue:

 

http://www.itv.com/news/2017-04-07/report-us-launches-cruise-missile-strikes-in-syria-targeting-airfield-near-homs/

I Happen to Like Steve Bannon…..How About You?

Fox News Exclusive: The making of Steve Bannon, from young Navy man to White House power player

by Douglas Kennedy   at  Fox News:

“On Feb. 24, 1981, Ronald Reagan went to the Pentagon to give the Medal of Honor to Vietnam Vet Roy Benavidez. A main theme in the speech, given just a month after Reagan’s inauguration, was to let military personnel know they mattered.

“There’s been no ‘thank you’ for their sacrifice,” Reagan said. “It’s time to show pride in them and thank them.”

In the audience that day was a young Steve Bannon, now special counsel to President Trump, but then a 27-year-old junior lieutenant in Pentagon operations. Bannon’s longtime friend Sonny Masso was standing next to him that day, and says Reagan’s nationalistic military message had a huge impact on both men.

“This speech was a game changer,” Masso recently recalled, noting the difference between how President Carter had seemingly ignored their sacrifices during his time in office. “It was the first time somebody had shown appreciation. It was the first time somebody appreciated the investment of our lives of our time and also gave us an inspiration for the future.”

“He’s been at the low levels seeing what people are doing… and at the same time knowing what’s going on at the high levels.”

Bannon would later tell Bloomberg News Service: “I wasn’t political until I got into the service and saw how badly Jimmy Carter f—ed things up. I became a huge Reagan admirer.”

Bannon had joined the Navy in 1977, just as Carter took office, and in six months became an officer—an accomplishment he likes to point out he achieved on merit.

“I’m a naval officer— a real naval officer,” he told an audience in 2011 to laughter. “Not a graduate of the Naval Academy.”

Bannon’s naval career took on increased significance and scrutiny last November after he transitioned from campaign adviser and alt-right hero to a seat on the National Security Council.

“Having the chief strategist for the president in those meetings who has a significant military background to help guide what the president’s final analysis is going to be is crucial,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer told ABC News.

So exactly what is Bannon’s significant military background and how will it be used to guide the President’s analyses?

Bannon spent half of his seven-year Navy career on a now decommissioned Spruance-class destroyer, at the time called the Paul F. Foster. As a junior lieutenant, Bannon was in charge of engineering— overseeing maintenance of the ship’s water purifiers and propulsion engines.

Bannon would later move topside, where he became ship navigator, calculating precise coordinates to guide the ship around the Pacific and Indian oceans. It was here, he says he learned how to think.

“I understand one thing: mathematics,” Bannon would tell a South Carolina Tea Party rally in 2016, “and the application of mathematics to the real world.”

It makes sense to Dave Ziemba, who served with Bannon and was also a navigator on the Foster.

“Well, the whole process of navigation,” he recently explained, “whether it’s piloting in and out of port, or celestial navigation out in the open ocean involves a lot of mathematical disciplines from geometry to trigonometry and analysis and interpolation of data.”

Bannon later used what he calls his mathematical mind to make millions as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs and as a Hollywood tycoon investing in blockbuster hits like “Seinfeld” before they became successful. His friends say it’s the same empirical thinking that compels him to try to address what he sees as America’s biggest problems: Debt and globalism.

It also informs his views on radical Islamic terrorism.

“We’re now, I believe, at the beginning stages of a global war against Islamic fascism,” Bannon said in a 2014 video conference to an audience at the Vatican

It’s an apocalyptic stance that has many on the left labeling him an Islamaphobe.

But Bannon’s also got enemies on the right, primarily for his vilification of Republican elites, who support what he calls crony capitalism.

“The bonus pool on Wall Street is going to be the same despite all the guys who contributed all the destruction,” he said in 2011. “All their stock is worth a ton of money because we wiped them out and gave them free money. There’s no recession in the Hamptons or D.C.”

In the Navy, Bannon never saw actual combat. But he was at the helm of the Foster as it accompanied the USS Nimitz into the Persian Gulf in the spring of 1980. The Nimitz carried the helicopters and crew of Operation Eagle Claw—-the doomed rescue operation of the Iranian hostage crisis.

Masso, who was also on the Foster, said neither knew until later the small role they had played in the failed mission. But it certainly affected Bannon’s view of President Carter.

“[Steve] lost confidence, as a lot of the nation did, between the Iranian the hostage crisis, the economy and a botched mission. It was embarrassing, and it made a difference [in how Steve viewed President Carter,]” Masso said.

A few months later Bannon was at the Pentagon, serving on the staff of Chief of Naval Operations Capt. J. Arnold.

“[Bannon] was a very good problem solver,” Arnold recently recalled. “When I had a problem that I needed help on, he was a good guy to go to. And he knew people in the Pentagon who knew the answers when I needed answers.”

It was around this time Masso says Bannon became politically engaged, recalling watching a Carter-Reagan debate in October of 1980.

“He behaved as if it was a prize fight,” he said. “He was on his feet pacing and it was a point, counterpoint and he was quite animated.”

Longtime Bannon friend Pat McKim was also at the Pentagon then and says Bannon displayed an amazing acuity for judging people’s motives and thoughts.

“He could see this guy is trying to become Chief of Naval Operations,” McKim said in a phone interview. “I was clueless, and Steve was like he’s lobbying to become CNO…He could sense what was going on behind the scenes.”

Bannon’s job at the Pentagon included carrying messages to senior officers and writing reports about the state of the Navy fleet worldwide.

“We didn’t deal with strategic issues in any way.” Arnold said. “There was nothing Steve did in this job working for me that prepared him for the job he’s in now.”

Still his friends say it was at the Pentagon where Bannon acquired some big ambitions, including telling McKim he wanted one day to be Secretary of Defense.

“And I thought that was interesting,” McKim said. “Because most guys that get out of the Navy with political ambitions want to come back as Secretary of the Navy not the Secretary of Defense.”

Big plans that led Bannon to take classes at Georgetown University earning him a degree in International Relations. And would also send him to Harvard School of Business, Goldman Sachs and eventually become a leading thinker in the Tea Party movement.

“He left the Navy armed with a strong education and a drive to get mired with dirty hands to help solve] real problems,” Masso said.

McKim points out Bannon thrived in two very different worlds in the Navy. First, with the enlisted men on the Foster and then with the power brokers at the pentagon.

“To be able to do both of those is what Steve’s done his entire life,” said McKim. “He’s been at the low levels seeing what people are doing… and at the same time knowing what’s going on at the high levels.”

Experiences in the Navy, McKim says will allow Bannon to express the needs of some of Americas’ most forgotten voices inside some of America’s most powerful halls.

Douglas Kennedy currently serves as a correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined the network in 1996 and is based in New York.”

(As you know today’s Schumer Democrats are of the atheist fascistic kind,  well trained in the art of character assassinations.   These are single party politically leftist peoples who hate JudeoChristian citizens….Steve Bannon is among the top of the crop fascistic news  folks at  CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, PBS hate most among Our Donald’s world….Just thought you should know.  ghr)