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    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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Sweet Flake, Eugene Robinson, Popular Urban Leftist, Blames Guns’ Brainy Ability to Think, Travel, Select Victims

The Issue Is Not Mental Health. It’s Guns.

WASHINGTON — Don’t tell me the issue is mental health. Save the nonsense about “good guys” with weapons somehow being the answer. The truth is this: There would have been no tragic shooting Wednesday in Parkland, Florida, if a troubled young man had not gotten his hands on a military-style assault rifle and as much ammunition as he wanted.

Many people knew that Nikolas Cruz was troubled, violent and liable to explode. Yet nothing kept him from acquiring the gun he allegedly used to kill 17 students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in yet another senseless slaughter of the kind that still shocks but no longer surprises.

President Trump addressed the nation, saying we must “answer hate with love” and vowing to “tackle the difficult issue of mental health.” But he made no mention of gun control — meaning he might as well have said nothing at all.

According to news reports in The Washington Post and other outlets, Cruz, 19, had been repeatedly suspended and then expelled from the high school for disciplinary problems. He had sought and received treatment at a mental health clinic, but stopped attending. He showed signs of depression. His posts on social media were so unsettling that they scared acquaintances away. His father died several years ago and his mother, with whom he was close, passed away around Thanksgiving. The leader of a white nationalist group claimed that Cruz was a member.

And he had a fetish for guns.

To say there were warning signs about Cruz is a gross understatement. There were flashing red lights and blaring sirens.

“I think everyone in this school had it in the back of their mind that if anyone was supposed to do it, it was most likely going to be him,” a former classmate told the Post — “do it” meaning the kind of homicidal rampage we saw Wednesday. A math teacher at the school told the Miami Herald that Cruz had threatened students before being expelled, and that “he wasn’t allowed on campus with a backpack on him.”

It was obvious that a tragedy might be coming. Yet, as a society, we refused to take the steps that could have prevented it.

How many alienated and disturbed young men are out there, rattling around peaceful suburbs like Parkland? Many thousands, surely. Some will get the help they need; some won’t. Most will never act on their violent urges; some will.

It is impossible to imagine a mental health system with the scope, authority and resources necessary to prevent every Parkland or Newtown or Columbine. In Cruz’s case, in fact, the existing system worked: He got professional help. School administrators knew he could pose a threat. According to news reports, a tipster even tried to alert the FBI that Cruz wanted to be “a professional school shooter.”

Yet in February 2017, Cruz was able to legally purchase an AR-15-style assault rifle from a local gun shop. With no criminal record or anything else in his past that would raise an official red flag, he sailed through a background check.

Apologists for the National Rifle Association will cynically use this circumstance to argue against a common-sense measure that four out of five Americans support: universal background checks for gun purchases. That wouldn’t have stopped the Parkland massacre, they will claim — diverting attention from the fact that universal checks could have prevented some mass shootings in the past and would surely prevent some in the future.

At the heart of the matter, though, lies the gun.

There are disturbed individuals like Cruz in countries around the world, but only the United States suffers mass shootings so regularly that they have almost become routine. Why? Because you can’t shoot up a school or a night club or a country music concert the way it was done in Parkland, Orlando and Las Vegas if you don’t have access to weapons of war that were designed for the battlefield.

The Supreme Court has made clear that the Second Amendment, while guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms, is not absolute. The Bill of Rights was written in the era of muskets and dueling pistols. We don’t allow private citizens to own surface-to-air missiles capable of downing an airliner, so why do we let them own assault rifles designed not to shoot targets or game but to kill human beings in large numbers?

This is madness. Look at those grieving parents in Parkland. Know that because of the NRA, others surely will soon join their ranks…..

(ghr:   Wow!  Can those guns sure get around to cause trouble!!!!   I wonder how they can drive cars, pay bus fares, pull their triggers!)

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Full Text of President Donald Trump’s Speech to the March for Life: “We Will Always Defend the Right to Life”

Full Text of President Donald Trump’s Speech to the March for Life: “We Will Always Defend the Right to Life”

by Steven Ertelt   at LifeNews.com

The following is the full text of President Donald Trump’s speech to the March for Life. He is the first president to give a live-video-feed address to pro-life participants:

We have tens of thousands of people watching this right down the road, tens of thousands. So, I congratulate you, and at least we picked a beautiful day, you can’t get a more beautiful day. I want to thank our Vice President Mike Pence for that wonderful introduction. I also want to thank you and Karen for being true champions for life. Thank you, and thank Karen.

Today I’m honored and really proud to be the first president to stand with you here at the White House to address the 45th March for Life, that’s very very special, 45th March for Life, and this is a truly remarkable group. Today tens of thousands of families, students, and patriots, and really just great citizens gather here in our nations Capitol. You come from many backgrounds, and many places, but you all come for one beautiful cause, to build a society where life is celebrated and protected and cherished.

The March for Life is a movement born out of love: you love your families; you love your neighbors; you love our nation; and you love every child born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.

We know that life is the greatest miracle of all. We see it in the eyes of every new mother who cradles that wonderful, innocent, and glorious-newborn child in her loving arms. I want to thank every person here today and all across our country who works with such big hearts and tireless devotion to make sure that parents have the caring support they need to choose life.

Because of you, tens of thousands of Americans have been born and reached their full God-given potential, because of you. You’re living witnesses of this year’s March for life theme, and that theme is, ‘Love Saves Lives.’

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As you all know Roe versus Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws anywhere in the world. For example, in the United States, it’s one of only seven countries to allow elective late-term abortions along with China North Korea and others. Right now, in a number of States, the laws allow a baby to be born [sic, aborted] from his or her mother’s womb in the ninth month.

It is wrong. It has to change.

Americans are more and more pro-life. You see that all the time. In fact, only 12% of Americans support abortion on demand at any time.

Under my administration, we will always defend the very first right in the Declaration of Independent, and that is the ‘right to life.’

Tomorrow will mark exactly one year since I took the oath of office. And I will say our country is doing really well. Our economy is perhaps the best it’s ever been. You look at the job numbers, the companies pouring back into our country,  look at the stock market at an all-time high, unemployment at a 17-year low, unemployment for African workers at the lowest mark in the history of our country, unemployment for Hispanic at a record-low in history, unemployment for women, think of this, at an 18-year low.

We’re really proud of what we’re doing.

And during my first week in office, I reinstated a policy first put in place by Pres. Ronald Ragan, the Mexico City Policy.

I strongly supported the House of Representatives’ pain-capable bill, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide. And I call upon the Senate to pass this important law and send it to my desk for signing.

On the National Day of Prayer, I signed an executive order to protect religious liberty. [I’m] very proud of that. Today, I’m announcing that we’ve just issued a new proposal to protect conscience rights and religious freedoms of doctors, nurses, and other medical professions. So important.

I have also just reversed the previous administration’s policy that restricted state efforts to direct Medicaid funding away from abortion facilities that violate the law.

We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society. But this movement can only succeed with the heart and the soul and the prayer of the people.

Here with us today is Marianne Donadio from Greensboro North Carolina. Where is Marianne? Hello, come on up here Marianne. Come. Nice to see you, by the way.

Marianne was 17 when she found out that she was pregnant. At first, she felt like she had no place to turn. But when she told her parents they responded with total love, total affection, total support. Great parents? Great? [Trump asked Marianne. She responded in the affirmative] I thought you were going to say that. I had to be careful.

Marianne bravely chose life and soon gave birth to her son. She named him Benedict which means blessing. Marianne was so grateful for her parents love and support that she felt called to serve those who were not as fortunate as her. She joined with others in her community to start a maternity home to care for homeless women who were pregnant. That’s great. They named it ‘Room at the Inn.’ Today, Marianne and her husband Don are the parents of six beautiful children. And her eldest son Benedict and her daughter Maria join us here today. Where are they? Come on over. That’s great.

Over the last 15 years, Room at the Inn has provided housing, childcare, counseling, education, and job-training to more than 400 women. Even more importantly, it has given them hope. It has shown each woman she is not forgotten, that she is not alone, and that she really now has a whole family of people who will help her succeed.

That hope is the true gift of this incredible movement that brings us together today.

It is the gift of friendship, the gift of mentorship, and the gift of encouragement, love, and support. Those are beautiful words and those are beautiful gifts.

And most importantly of all, it is the gift of life itself – that is why we March, that is why we pray, and that is why we declare that America’s future will be filled with goodness, peace, joy, dignity, and life for every child of God.

Thank you to the March for life, special, special people. And we are with you all the way. May God bless you and may God bless America. Thank you. Thank you.

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/01/19/full-text-of-president-donald-trumps-speech-to-the-march-for-life-we-will-always-defend-the-right-to-life/

What Happened on that Final Saints-Vikings Play Last Sunday?

According the HotAir of the Political World?

The guy who posted that now claims it was a joke, but watch the final play below if you missed it last night. Throwing the TV off the balcony was a perfectly reasonable reaction. To set the stage, the Vikings had blown a 17-0 halftime lead at home, with Drew Brees driving the Saints down the field for a go-ahead field goal with less than a minute remaining. With 10 seconds left, the Vikings still needed ~30 yards to get into field-goal range themselves. They had no timeouts. And the man under center, Case Keenum, was a career back-up QB before taking over this year for an injured Sam Bradford. Realistic worst-case scenario for the Saints: Keenum completes a long pass and the Vikings are still forced to make a field goal of 50+ yards to win — assuming they had enough time left after the play was over to get to the line of scrimmage and get the kick off.

Keenum did throw a long pass to the sidelines and completed it but it was high enough that wide receiver Stefon Diggs had to jump to catch it, leaving him vulnerable to a tackle in-bounds. If that had happened, time might have expired before they got set for the field goal try.

But it didn’t happen.”      Please review the matters below!

 

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/01/15/hell-happened-final-saintsvikings-play/

A Request from Prager World

We Are Suing YouTube for Censoring Our Videos

Dear Valued Subscriber,

As you know, PragerU’s videos are available on a number of platforms, one of which is YouTube. And as you may also know, YouTube has chosen repeatedly to restrict some of our videos for violating their “Community Guidelines.”  Those guidelines are meant to protect users against viewing sexual content, violent or graphic content, and hate speech.

As a PragerU viewer, you know as well as I do that our videos contain nothing even remotely close to any of these categories.

To date, YouTube has restricted nearly 40 PragerU videos, addressing topics ranging from religion and freedom of speech to the history of the Korean War.

More than a year ago, we filed a complaint with YouTube, hoping that there was some kind of innocent mistake.

That’s when we were told by YouTube that after reviewing our videos, they determined that they were, indeed, “not appropriate for a younger audience.” Of course, we have this in writing.

Think about the millions of actually inappropriate videos on YouTube, and then ask yourself, “Why is our content restricted?”

Unfortunately, the answer is rather obvious, isn’t it?  YouTube has restricted PragerU videos for only one reason: ideological discrimination.

Of course, YouTube is owned by Google, which was founded to, ironically, “Organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”

YouTube has made some of our most important videos inaccessible to the very audience PragerU seeks to reach: young people.

Let me be clear: they don’t like what we teach, and so they intend to stop us from teaching it. This kind of censorship is what we have seen on college campuses for years. But it is far more dangerous in this circumstance, because the internet is where the world goes to get informed.

Can you imagine if the left owned the internet the way they own our universities?

Can you imagine what the world would look like if Google is allowed to continue to arbitrarily censor ideas they simply don’t agree with?

Well, this is why Prager University filed suit against YouTube and Google. We are not fighting this only for PragerU—we are taking this on for America and possibly the world.

Can we count on your support as we fight to end the censorship of our conservative ideas by Google/YouTube?

Now, I have to tell you … this was not an easy decision.

Over the summer, former Governor of California, Pete Wilson — who has been a longtime supporter of PragerU — approached us and posited the idea: “We have to sue them,” he said. “Google is hubris.”

Those words weighed heavy on our entire team as we considered our options.

Obviously, a fight with Google will be hugely difficult and costly, and we hate the idea of deploying energy and resources away from producing more content and reaching new audiences.  We simply cannot do that.

So, before taking any such action, we decided we’d attempt a more diplomatic approach one last time. On the one-year anniversary of Google blocking our content, or the “BANniversary,” as we had come to call it, we renewed our complaints to YouTube, and re-circulated an online petition urging Google to change course. Many articles have been written, and many people, including many very prominent and influential people, rallied in support of our cause. To date, well over a quarter-of-a-million people have added their names to our petition.

What was the result of our efforts?

Nothing. YouTube ignored us. In fact, they have since restricted 11 more PragerU videos.

With our hands tied, we knew Governor Wilson was right—Google’s hubris had to be challenged.

So, we have built an all-star legal team, including Governor Wilson’s law firm, Eric George, Alan Dershowitz, Barak Lurie, Kelly Shackelford, Mat Staver, and more.

It’s an impressive group, because this is an important case; not only for PragerU, but for the fundamental American right to freedom of speech.

But this is not going to be easy and it isn’t going to be cheap.

Despite the fact that our amazing attorneys have agreed to reasonably cap their legal fees, there will be additional personnel, research, marketing and public relations costs to PragerU.

This case will be tried in the court of public opinion as much as in the courtroom, and we intend to win in both venues.

However, we cannot deplete our operating budget to fight this case. Thanks to you, PragerU has reached more than 1-out-of-4 Americans on the internet. Sixty-three percent of them are under 34. We plan to continue to focus on this growth and reach 3 out of 4 Americans. We can’t let up now.

We are fully committed to the lawsuit but we won’t let them slow the growth of PragerU.

This is why our board of directors and many staff members have donated, in addition to our annual gift, to what we are calling the “YouTube Action Fund.” Dennis Prager, Allen Estrin, and I have all given extra this year.

Now, here is how you can help:

  1. Please go to our website and sign the petition against YouTube censorship. It already has over 400,000 signatures; please add yours if you haven’t done so already, and ask 10 of your friends to do the same.
  2. More importantly, please contribute to our action fund if you can, over and above your planned support for PragerU. Our initial goal for the legal fund is $1 million, and we think we can reach that goal with your help.

Many of you have already given so generously and I am embarrassed to ask for more. But if you think this fight is important please support us in whatever way you can.

It seems like a lot to ask…until you consider how much we have to lose.

Perhaps Goliath could teach Google a little bit about where hubris leads … when a David comes slinging.

Thank you, and God bless you.

Marissa Streit
CEO, PragerU

Can we count on your support as we fight to end the censorship of our conservative ideas by Google/YouTube?

The Complete Handel Messiah

Warning!  The following collection of noise is likely to cause one of the most powerful drug addictions if  listened too frequently, creating an addiction to love mankind’s greatest music ‘infecting’  the human ear, mind, and soul!   Proceed with caution!

 

AL GORE BELLOWS: GLOBAL WARMING CAUSING OUR HEMISPHERIC COLD

Craig Rucker, Director of the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow,  the major watchdog reporting on  the Al Gore man made global warming fraud claims  sent the following report:

Gore: Warming made it cold

Al Gore knew it all along.

Global warming would cause “bitter cold.”

Does anyone doubt for a second if the temperature was above average, Gore would claim that as proof of global warming as well?

The man has no shame.

CFACT’s Marc Morano has full details at Climate Depot.  His report is currently on Drudge!

Neither warm, nor cold days prove or disprove the theory of global warming.  They are weather, not climate.  What we do know for certain is that the climate computer models that predict global warming consistently project a warmer world than observations show. We also know that if the models were correct (they never have been), they reveal the solutions proposed by Gore and other warming campaigners to be ineffective, unfair and their benefits (if any) to not exceed their costs.

Marc Morano posted a “tweet” from climate scientist Roger Pielke, Sr. “For those who claim USA/Canada nor’easter is stronger because of ‘global warming’, they apparently do not realize that it’s so strong because of especially strong horizontal temperature gradient in troposphere. It ‘bombed’ because of usually cold air!”   Al Gore take note.

Marc reminds us in his report that scientists from team warming infamously predicted that snow would be a “thing of the past” by now.

You’d think if we are going to surrender our freedom and prosperity to these people, they’d get it right some time, wouldn’t you?……….

Glenn’s comment:   Outside of travels to discover Europe, Mexico, and our United States and my two years in military service, I, since birth, have lived in the north land here in Minnesota.   When in   third grade,  I did “by heart” and chalk, draw a map of the United States on teacher, Mrs. Jaeger’s blackboard, including the borders of all the states West of the Mississippi River.    I had already collected about 150 road maps from AAA, Texaco, Shell, Skelly,  Standard, Deep Rock, and more ‘filling stations’.   They were  free.   I still have them all.

It was the same year I learned that our Minnesota, once upon a time,  was covered deep….. under hundreds of feet of ice called “glaciers”.   I was told they came and went in three or four stages, the most recent sometime around 13,000 years ago.   It’s the cause why so much of  our left wing “goopher” land surface is covered with so much stone, including all those “uge” ones in and around our Duluth.

THANK GOD FOR GLOBAL WARMING!

When studying geology while in college sixty years ago,  I was  reminded that until that cataclysmic disaster when that a much  “uger” piece of rock fell from outer space   into our Gulf of Mexico  some 65,000,000 years ago, killing all of the dinosaurs, including Tyranosaurus Rex,  and nearly everything else roaming around the Dakotas and the rest of the world for millions of years.

I doubt crooked Hillary, her feminist allies  and other leftist cohorts celebrating their  21st century crime time know much about real glaciers….or the outdoors in general.   So many of them are law graduates where  fascists are trained.

Dennis Abandoned in New York City Yesterday

Dennis wound up isolated in New York City yesterday.   One inch of windy snowfall canceled his presentation   before he landed in town making him sans something to do and said so during his first two hours of radio labor.

I think he is often at his best when forced to philosophize, imagine, forced into problem solving.   After all the human male animal is programmed to problem solve.

I have been aware of Dennis for fourteen years.   I have never called his program’s 877-243-7776 until yesterday,  this snowy in New York City day.  He had initiated a discussion about righteousness.   He is for it of course, hoping, as so many of us Godfearing souls still do in American life today that it will not disappear from the face of the  Earth as it seems to be doing in our America lately…..

He noted that President Donald J. Trump, is a human being  and therefore not  perfect.  (He didn’t discuss any of  the thousands of conditions and variations of crime recent Presidential candidate, Hillary R. Clinton had practiced throughout her forty year political career selling herself).

Yet, this politically  flawed Donald J. Trump has, in less than one year, managed to solve or cause an inevitable  solution to a number of critical issues on his way to “Make America Great Again”….as he had promised….perhaps the best ten months of such success a neophyte American president has ever achieved.

Dennis was critical of the Never Trump folks who to this day will not acknowledge our 45th president’s stunning achievements…..because the President carries flaws…such as language and occasional exaggerations, and hair arrangement.  (He has been divorced twice….oh my!)

We should mention here,  that 75% of the American conservative Christian voting population backed Our Donald to defeat “Crooked” Hillary in 2016…..and contrary to America’s Democrat Party and CNN, MSNBC fascist claims today….Mr. Trump is ‘hugely’ brainy,  loves his country, its  freedoms, dreams and opportunities.

We live in an America today, however,  where the kings and queens running university and school preach the horrendous lie there is no difference between the human male animal and human female animal.

The human male animal has been and still is….born, programmed by  Nature’s God,  to be a killer, a defender, a problem solver, a builder, to invent, be curious, to explore, to challenge, to sire…..to fight for survival to protect his kin, his mate, his tribe, his country…….because by Nature, his is driven to protect his brood for the survival of the species.

All major Gods worshiped  by mankind are male, always male.   Why?

He, not she, is programmed and built  to protect his mate and  offspring, his community  in the singular and in war for the survival of the species.  Despite the call of today’s “butches” and feminazis at college and their Democrat Party propagandists , the human female animal is not built a carbon copy of the human male animal.

The she of the human animal is driven by feelings, to seek comfort, security, safety for the survival of her and her species flesh and blood.    Seeking TRUTH is not a primary goal in her life…..Her FEELINGS bury her curiosity.  She seeks “home”, not to build, but be secure and attractive in……..

Only in a dictatorship has she been  found ‘building’ a “Boulder Dam”, supposedly as  equal to ‘man’……in Stalin’s Soviet Union…and that was according to  the Soviet Press.

My phone call was disconnected at the source.