• 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
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POWERLINE: Beware of Democrat Richard Painter in GOP Clothing!


by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

The GOP has an opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in Minnesota. After the Democrats forced Al Franken out of office, Governor Mark Dayton appointed his Lieutenant Governor, Tina Smith, to serve until the general election in November. Smith is a little-known and rather faceless office-holder. As an urban leftist with questionable ties, e.g. as a former senior executive of Planned Parenthood, she is vulnerable. The question for Republicans is whether we have a strong candidate. Tim Pawlenty chose to run for governor rather than senator, so the most credible candidate so far is Karin Housley, a state senator who may be best known as the wife of Phil Housley, perhaps the best hockey player Minnesota has produced.

Now a guy named Richard Painter has stepped into the perceived vacuum and thrown his hat into the ring. Who is Richard Painter? He is a classic fake Republican. At one time, he held an “ethics” position in the George W. Bush administration, and he has parlayed that brief tenure into a career of Republican-bashing. We all know the type: a nominal Republican who probably hasn’t voted for a GOP candidate in a long time, but who sucks up time on cable news, trading on his supposed status as a Republican to lend weight to his attacks on actual Republicans. It is, frankly, a despicable species.

Over the last fourteen months, Painter has devoted himself to unhinged attacks on President Trump. Paul wrote about Painter’s baseless claims against Trump here. A Republican activist in Minnesota–a real Republican, in other words–sent us these comments on Painter. Copious footnotes are omitted:

What do you call someone who campaigns for Democrats, is vice chair of a left-wing “watchdog” group, voted for Hillary Clinton and then, atop his sinecure as a publicly paid university law professor, filed a lawsuit against President Trump less than a month into his administration?

Why, if you’re the Minnesota media, he of course is simply described as “a top ethics scholar who worked as Republican President George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007.” Star Tribune pseudo columnist C.J., in her usual understatement for all things liberal, gushes over the “reasonable Republican” and “U corporate law professor and network TV political pundit who’s all over the flat screen.”

As I said, there is a demand for fake Republicans on Democratic Party cable news shows.

Richard Painter has the world on a string. Getting glowing media coverage all the while pulling the wool over the eyes of everyone else.

You see, Mr. Painter has been cleverly utilizing his brief tenure in the Bush administration for cover while he pursues the most liberal agenda one can fathom.

His lawsuit against Trump was ostensibly about a President not properly divorcing himself from business interests while serving in office. Painter even cites the “emoluments clause” of the Constitution prohibiting officeholders from receiving payments from foreigners.

But a federal judge in Manhattan threw out the lawsuit on behalf of Painter’s group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) and a few corporate cronies who compete with Trump, saying, “It is only natural that interest in his properties has generally increased since he became President,” Judge Daniels wrote, adding that ‘patrons may choose to frequent Mr. Trump’s businesses over his competitors’ for any number of reasons.”

The emoluments clause theory is, in my opinion, idiotic.

CREW, as most political observers in the press know, has long since abandoned any pretense of nonpartisanship, “focusing most of its firepower on Republicans” and lodging “ethics complaints against Republican vs. Democratic members of Congress at a rate of 9-to-1.” The Washington Free Beacon reports that “CREW’s complaints are just one part of a larger strategy to take down Trump using opposition research, media pressure, and the court system.”

As the website ZeroHedge so aptly put it when describing one of Painter’s more wild-eyed charges of Republican treason:

His Twitter feed reads like a disjointed Anti-Trump fanatic — hedged by his role inside of the GW Bush administration.

During the campaign, Mr. Painter was an outspoken advocate for Hillary — writing an oped piece in the NY Times saying she was the “only qualified candidate in the race and she should become president.” And: “There is little if any evidence that federal ethics laws were broken by Mrs. Clinton or anyone working for her at the State Department in their dealings with the foundation.”

Right (wink, wink). In short, the media, once again, have been caught trying to be duplicitous with their headlines — painting Painter as a former Republican distraught by the presence of Donald Trump in the White House — a conscientious objector, when in fact he’s nothing more than a life long liberal who happened to have a 2 year stint inside of GW’s administration.

Indeed, Painter routinely rails against the “mega-rich” recipients of the recently passed Republican tax cut. Trump’s travel ban, which was upheld by the Supreme Court, should have been overturned because “The president’s executive order is offensive and unconstitutional not only because it denies due process and is a thinly disguised ban on Muslims…but it also is heavily tilted toward the predominantly poor countries where the Trump organization is not doing business.” Really.

In an op-ed in the Times, the left wing activist Painter has also come out hard for gun control, saying, “The most blatant protection racket is orchestrated by the National Rifle Association…” and that naturally “the last election showed the costs to Republicans of succumbing to the N.R.A. and to other groups with extremist views on issues like homosexuality and stem cell research.”

Just your average Republican, according to the Star Tribune.

Richard Painter is a public employee at the University of Minnesota, deriving his hefty six-figure salary from the taxpayer while ostensibly holding one of the few jobs in America that would afford someone the time to file politically motivated lawsuits on the side.

If ethics are the new topic du jour of the Trump era, it’s high time someone in the press ask the university if taxpayers are really getting their money’s worth.

Does this Democrat in sheep’s clothing have a chance in the GOP primary? No. Republicans might be, as some have said, the stupid party, but we aren’t that dumb. Painter is actively campaigning for the Democratic candidate in Minnesota’s 2nd District, who is running to unseat solid conservative Jason Lewis. Not exactly the act of a loyal Republican, or a conservative. But we will continue to follow Painter’s attempt to steal the Republican nomination, particularly if he seems there is a risk he might fool Republican voters.


Leftist Feminist Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mouths again for Her Hillary for Public Consumtion

“Throughout my life’s experience, about sixty five  per cent of the American Jew of voting age throughout the country and where I have lived in Minnesota  support to feverishly support   leftwingers in local and national elections.  I have lived, schooled,  or worked  in their urban settlements for most of my life.   They are moneyed,  big business, lawyer world, New York Times and Washington Post and such  news  folk, along with those who  prowl around the nation’s universities selling Noam Chomsky mouthings and Howard Zinn history of our America.

And then there’s politically driven, America’s Chomsky-like  ancient, slouchy,   mouthy, crotchety,  noted President Trump hater, a leftist, often sleepy in performance,  Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Judge of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Most,  nearly all judges of the U.S. Supreme Court  in my lifetime  have not, do not advertise their political favorites for public consumption…..but then there is dear Ruth, still pining for her beloved  Hillary gal……below,  expressing her disdain for those white Gentile males who have made life so impossible for Americans since the year AD1776.

P.S.  If you are out and about on Saturdays, especially during the non-winter months,  you are likely to come across black clothed males, some with beards walking along with their families along the side streets to synagogue, don’t further despair……they are Godfearing, not  Hillalryloving…..and those whom I have met, love democratic, not Democratic America, as I do.  (ghr)

Ginsburg: Election 2016 too ‘macho’ for Hillary to win

by Cheryl K. Chumley  at the Washington Times:

“Hillary Clinton has spent most of her days, post-election, pining about her loss and blaming it on the deplorables who followed President Donald Trump — the so-called sexist, misogynist atmosphere she perceives as marking her race to the White House.

Well now, here comes Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, tossing the same gender card. And not for the first time, either.

When asked by CNN’s Poppy Harlow during a Columbia University forum to clarify her previously made comments about sexism during the election year — that it was a “major factor” in determining the outcome — Ginsburg didn’t walk back, but rather ran head-first forward.

“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign,” Ginsburgsaid, The Hill reported. “[S]he was criticized in a way I think no men would have been criticized. I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer the same way I did, yes, that sexism played a prominent role…..”


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Minnesota Health…..Beware the Newest Obamacare Plan!!



Imposing Obamacare – State by State

Beware the newest Obamacare plan. Liberals are pushing states to reinstate the penalty for being uninsured—using state law. Here are five to-dos for states written by former Obama officials (with my definitions for what they really mean):

  • Restore Individual Mandate — Restore ACA individual mandate by adopting a state “penalty for people who remain uninsured when affordable coverage is available.”
  • Improve Affordability — Seek federal permission to tap taxpayers for funds to cover the cost of annually bailing out health plans (state “reinsurance” program) hoping the plans will be kind enough to reduce deductibles and/or premiums.
  • Limit Substandard Plans — Mandate the very thing that makes today’s “insurance” unaffordable: coverage for uninsurable (pre-existing) conditions.
  • Safeguard Health Benefits — Prohibit coverage that doesn’t include ACA’s “essential health benefits,” which require people to buy coverage they don’t need.
  • Get People Covered — Enroll as many people as possible in government exchange coverage (Obamacare).

Some GOP legislators appear to be on the individual mandate wagon. Minnesota stateSenator Scott Jensen, a physician from the most conservative part of the state, recently declared in the Star Tribune, “An individual mandate resonates with conservative principles of personal responsibility. . . . Public and private entities have both indicated strong support for a health care insurance mandate.”

This is not the first time Sen. Jensen likely surprised his conservative constituents. Last year, he was the sole Republican voting for a Democrat amendment to establish an ACA-like “public option” in Minnesota called the MinnesotaCare Buy-In proposal.

However, Jensen admits “too many ‘essential’ benefits will likely sabotage the affordability and sustainability of such a mandate,” so he suggests the mandate could be for catastrophic coverage of hospitalizations, access to certain medications, ER visits for “true emergencies” and mental health problems.

Freedom-loving conservatives in every state should let their legislators know that a state-imposed individual mandate and annual taxpayer-funded bailouts for health plans rolling in cash are big, bad ACA ideas.

Let me reiterate a fact. The entire Affordable Care Act, including the individual mandate and its penalty tax, has not been repealed. And the penalty has only been zeroed out. There are pages and pages of programs, agencies, mandates, taxes, reporting requirements and more that most people don’t know about, but which have changed our insurance and medical delivery systems.

Meanwhile all 2,700 pages of the law (and 20,000+ pages of regulations) remain in force. The photo to the right is the 900-page version of the ACA we have in our office. It’s all still the law of the land. As we begin the battles of 2018, please send a generous donation to support our work to stop government-run health care in America.

Committed to ending the ACA,

Twila Brase, RN, PHN
President and Co-founder


Minnesota’s Tina Smith Replacing Loon Franken Presents Problems on the Home Front


by Scott Johnson  at PowerLine:

As I predicted on January 1, Professor Stephen Carter and others to the contrary notwithstanding, (now former) Minnesota Senator Al Franken resigned from office effective noon yesterday. He submitted his resignation to Governor Mark Dayton. Dayton has appointed Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith — another flaky urban liberal — to take Franken’s place. Ms. Smith goes to Washington (or went there yesterday). She will be sworn in within the hour.

Back home, complications ensue. The president of the Minnesota Senate has become lieutenant governor by operation of law. That is Republican Michelle Fischbach. Senator Fischbach declines to resign her seat in the Senate — it’s not clear whether she has lost it by operation of law — where Republicans hold a one-vote majority and the Democratic minority leader declines to accede to a special session of the legislature limited to the purpose of electing a Democratic senator president in order to serve out the rest of Smith’s term. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson has issued an opinion holding that Fischbach cannot serve both in the legislative and executive branches, though the issue is not entirely clear.

The Star Tribune provides a sober editorial summary here. A trip to the Minnesota Supreme Court may be necessary to sort things out. (I hope Senate Republicans will come up with a workable plan before they submit themselves to the mercy of Governor Dayton’s appointees on the court once again.) Al Franken hasn’t been funny in a long time, if indeed he ever was, but comedy of the “who’s on first” sort follows his departure from office.


Unlike Amy Klobuchar, Our Donald Opposes Financing Cuba’s Police State

Amy Klobuchar,  in contrast to that viper person, Al Franken, is the more civilized of my state, Minnesota’s U.S. Senate members.  Whenever professional clown, Franken, speaks, listeners follow craving for an immediate  personal cleansing, a shower asap to wash off  the slime the man spews even when he appears on television.

Her last name was well known in the sport’s world here in the Twin Cities a half century ago.    The difficult Jim Klobuchar, local major sport reporter was well known as provocative.

However, Ms. K seems hugely civil, quite unlike the majority of Congressional fanatic leftist fems of all sexes,  shapes, colors, and sizes making trouble with truth and reality.  A quarter of a century ago I did some landscape projects for her home grounds.  She was quite quiet, civil speaking, appreciative, pleasant, and unaware of the vegetative outdoors, yet seems to be sincere while advertising her brand of today’s  leftism on television,  although I am sure she is a child of con-artist Al Gore’s religion, Global Warmingism.

Please read leftist Klobuchar’s assessment regarding President Trump’s fulfillment of a promise he made to Cuban American voters in Florida during his trials causing  his White House victory last November.  He promised  to eliminate leftist Obama’s American financial backing  of the Castro Communist regime’s military and secret police to strengthen its fascist control over the island.

Be sure to listen to American President, Donald J. Trump’s explanation of his readjustments of the Obama financial support to the Castro dictatorship:




Getting to Know the Outdoors Better

The Landscape Garden

“The garden has long been perceived as the highest, most perfect form of all art creations, the one closest to God and bearing the imagery of paradise itself. Indeed, the timeless quote, “One is closest to God in the garden,” has been the splendid pleasure driving countless generations to transform the land into garden. No matter how pleasurable, how physically and spiritually rewarding working the vegetable garden and nurturing the home orchard may be, however, the paradise of gardening is the creation and maintenance of a landscape garden. This is the garden of art, the garden of soul. A landscape garden is a plot of ground made beautiful by the arrangement and careful cultivation of plants. The art is called landscape gardening and its artist and cultivator a landscape gardener. Landscaping one’s home ground is the means by which most Minnesotans become acquainted with at least the fringes of the art of landscape gardening. When they dream of home it is a house in a setting, a setting of lovely trees and shrubs civilized with a carpet of lawn and an arrangement of beautiful flowers.

Landscape gardening is primarily a visual art form. Its beauty is first to be seen, but its purpose is to stimulate thought, to cause to dream, to effect memory, to inspire. The landscape garden is classically to be a place of quiet where the visitor, upon entering, finds a closer communion with the thoughts and feelings of all who have ever gardened this Earth than with the time and troubles of the day.

Although picturesque, the landscape garden is not a painting, it is a performance. Its artist is not a painter but a choreographer arranging not fixed colors and forms on a canvas, but directing exits and entrances of living members of Earth’s realm, plants bearing color and form, lines and textures which, especially in our northland, are constantly changing. Yesterday’s garden as yesterday’s ballet will never again be performed. Yet the skilled landscaper garden artist, by tailoring shrubs and trees to a particular style or by using annual flowers for sweeps of color, can slow change in the garden to give the impression of permanence.

The landscape garden is to be entered, as one enters a cathedral or library. In English literature one “retires” to or “withdraws” into the library, presumably to consult or escape with some thought, some dream, some memory, some inspiration in print. To aid withdrawal there must be border. The gardened place must be defined so the eye and mind cannot wander; so thoughts and dreams cannot be interrupted. With no borders the landscape garden is no garden at all, but a field.

The arrangement of plants is to the landscape gardener what the arrangement of chords is to the pianist. Although it is possible for a novice pianist to find a pleasing chord, one chord does not make a composition. Likewise, a novice gardener may plant a pleasing combination of flowers and shrubbery, but a landscape garden this does not make. “Composers” of the successful landscape garden know their plants. They know plants’ shapes and sizes and how these can be tailored to style. They know plant colors and textures and when and how they change. Garden artists know the sun and shadow of the garden and how to introduce or exclude either. They know plant preferences for shade, soil, and moisture. They gain their knowledge primarily from the experience of working with plants, from years of planting and replacing until the right combination suits the eye.

Not only must the successful landscape garden be designed and planted, it must be given time to mature. Gardens, like people, gain character with age. It may take years, decades before a landscape garden performs its best. Trees cannot yet be manufactured. And the garden must be groomed, regularly tended by caring, experienced hands, the hands of an artist, the hands of a worker. And even when all this is done well, what is achieved is an arrangement of living plants each and all subject to Nature’s mood and dictate, to stand or fall as Nature sees fit. A garden as planned is a garden never achieved.”

Recently, American hero, Dennis Prager, while listing a number of devotions occupying his time, admitted that he wasn’t into “the Garden”.  Yet, he is a very religious man, devoted to the Books of Moses.

The human soul has limited time to practice God’s  devotions in one lifetime.   Dennis Prager is urban, New York City tar and pavement whose parents were neither dependent upon, nor inspired by the power and beauty of vegetative seeds….seeds upon which the human animal of all sexes, shapes, colors, and sizes relies on for food, protection, inspiration,  and exquisite beauty.

The beautiful landscape garden in its finest forms, inspires the human soul, imagination, and devotion to the power of visual living matter.

There is not much time in our  human life’s calendar to do all things good and inspiring arising from ones soul……

I am a regular Dennis Prager fan and have been for more than a decade.  Being a Brooklyner, perhaps he is too urban, perhaps too urbane as well, to recognize the value of gardening the human soul with God’s Biblical  Truth and Beauty of   mind  and  behavior arises from the Garden of Eden…..and the touch and feel, that ONE IS CLOSEST TO GOD IN THE GARDEN.

Think of all the flowers, shrubs, and trees of the human  mind you are tending every day you share your sermons whether political, social, or religious.



Minnesota Ditsy DEM Kelly Fenton in Action to Open Borders for VOTING…Come one, come all!

Andy Cilek of Minnesota Voters Alliance sent the following message regarding Minnesota VOTERS AND VOTING.

He is concerned……but so is Ditsy Dem, Kelly Fenton.

Ditsy Dem, (please excuse the repetition) Kelly, I am guessing, is ditsy worried about our Minnesota’s response to Ditsy, Hillary Clinton’s vote tally in this past November 8, 2016 election.   Ms. Clinton kept the Ditsy DFL Governor Mark Dayton state BLUE by a breath.

Today’s DFLers are uneasy, however.   They are seeking more guaranteed votes to count.   The State has been becoming too unditsy lately.    Counting the dead who vote isn’t doing the trick for leftists to feel comfortable voting night.

The Minnesota DFL, the state’s  corrupt version of the Democrat Party, hasn’t been particularly persuaded by anything honest, forthright, and Godfearing for years.  Not long ago,  the DFLers recounted the actual vote tally  in the state’s Dem 8th District enough times,  including ballots out-numbering precinct voters, to declare the  Creep of Congress,  the obnoxious Dem Al Franken winner over Senator Norman Coleman by 300 votes.   Minnesota lefties adore creeps.   Creeps make them feel at home with whats on television, hoping they can compete with the stars in today’s California’s Sanctuary.

Minnesota has a Swedish heritage.  Its DFLers, like today’s Stockholmers in real Sweden, apparently  feel guilty about their honest past, their Lutheranism and white skin that apparently went with it…..bored with  TRUTH, they have discovered the excitement of rape, pillage, and burn and the modernity of ignorance and violence that goes with it.

Kurt Daudt, a Republican who happens to be Speaker of the House of MN’s Representatives, seems concerned about Kelly Fenton’s Open Days of voting often.


FYI – In response to Representative Kelly Fenton’s recent response which many of you have seen, in which she attempts to defend her ridiculous election bill, I just sent out the email below today to all the republican legislators regarding House File (HF) – 463.

Please read the email, and consider contacting EACH of the legislators listed below. In addition, I have provided a link to call your own representative as well.

While this may seem like a long battle, the session will be over in approx 4 weeks. Freedom isn’t free! We have to continue to fight when it counts the most! Expressing your views makes a BIG DIFFERENCE!

Contact the following Legislators:

Rep Kurt Daudt, Speaker of the House

rep.kurt.daudt@house.mn 6651) 296-5364

Rep Joyce Peppin, Majority Leader

rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn (651)296-7806

Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, Chair Elections Committee

rep.tim.odriscoll@house.mn (651)296-7808

Rep. Kelly Fenton, HF 463 primary Author

rep.kelly.fenton@house.mn (651)296-1147

Here is the link to locate your own Representative.


Please don’t delay, the election omnibus is likely to go to the floor next week followed by the conference committee perhaps the following week!!

Your legislator will likely respond back to you, please don’t hesitate to ask them a FOLLOW-UP question if you are not satisfied with their response or you’d just like further clarification from them.

Happy Easter!

Andy Cilek

Minnesota Voters Alliance