• 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

Odor in the Bloomberg-Ellison Corruption in Gopherland

THE BLOOMBERG-ELLISON CORRUPTION CONNECTION

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine

It came to light last year that a handful of rich left-wing donors led by Michael Bloomberg have collaborated with New York University Law School to recruit, place and pay for lawyers in attorney generals’ offices around the United States. These lawyers, compensated outside the executive structure of state government, are embedded in state governments to pursue lawsuits that fit Bloomberg’s liberal agenda. In particular, they are directed to bring lawsuits against oil companies and others based on “climate change.” Bloomberg’s scheme is corrupt, poses inevitable conflicts of interest, and in some states is flatly illegal. This video by the Clear Energy Alliance presents a good summary of the scandal:

 

A group called Energy Policy Advocates requested documents relating to this scheme from the office of Minnesota’s Attorney General, Keith Ellison. EPA’s requests were made pursuant to Minnesota’s broad Government Data Practices Act. The requests were narrowly tailored to ask for documents relating to 1) correspondence between the AG’s office and a plaintiffs’ law firm, and 2) correspondence between the AG’s Office and a specific individual in another state who was recruiting attorneys general to join Bloomberg’s scheme. The Minnesota Attorney General replied that there are no such documents, or, if there are, they are privileged and will not be produced.

So EPA sued, represented by a brand new public interest law firm called the Upper Midwest Law Center. (Disclosure: I am on the UMLC’s board of directors.) The UMLC’s Complaint is here. That Complaint was filed today, and my friend Doug Seaton of the UMLC gave a press conference this morning, which you can watch here.

I believe a number of news stories about the lawsuit will be forthcoming. The first that I am aware of is in the Star Tribune. The Strib’s story, mediocre at best, is most notable because it flushes out Keith Ellison’s admission that Minnesota is indeed participating in the Bloomberg scam. Ellison didn’t have much choice: there is a Linked In page by a lawyer who wrote:

I am off on a new adventure as a Fellow with the NYU School of Law’s State Impact Center. I will be embedded with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office as an Environmental Litigator and Special Assistant Attorney General.

So much for any claim that there are no documents linking the Minnesota Attorney General to Bloomberg’s corrupt scheme, unless this was all arranged via smoke signals.

In some states, privately funded and agenda-driven “special assistant attorneys general” might only be unethical. Here in Minnesota, they are quite clearly illegal under Minn. Stat. Sec. 8.06, which says:

Except as herein stated, no additional counsel shall be employed and the legal business of the state shall be performed exclusively by the attorney general and the attorney general’s assistants.

Ellison claims his Bloomberg connection is legal based on a theory that we learned of for the first time when he was asked for comment by the Star Tribune. His assertion–that a general statute relating to employee exchanges between government agencies and private industry covers the case–is ridiculous. He has been caught red-handed. Or, as Clear Energy Alliance’s Mark Mathis would say, green-handed.

It is time to shine the light of day on secret, corrupt and in some cases illegal relationships among billionaire Democratic Party donors and elected officials like Keith Ellison.

The Bloomberg-Ellison Corruption Connection

Our President Trump at Home at the National Association of Relators’ Convention

Full Replay: President Trump Addresses National Association Of Realtors Convention

 

President Donald Trump will speak at the National Association of Realtor’s annual legislative meetings and expo on Friday.

 

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2019/05/17/watch_live_president_trump_addresses_national_association_of_realtors_convention.html

A Return to Religious Freedom in Lefty Colorado

by Al Perrotta  at the Stream:

Religious Freedom Tastes Victory: Colorado and Christian Baker Jack Phillips End Their Legal Battle

A victory today for religious liberty.

The Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips have reached an agreement to drop all legal action against each other. This puts an end to the state’s six-year effort to destroy Phillips’ business over his refusal to compromise his faith and create designs contrary to his religious beliefs.

The Commission first came after Phillips when he refused to create a special wedding cake for a homosexual couple. (He has no issue serving gay customers, but could not be party to a same-sex marriage.) Last June, Phillips won big in the Supreme Court, with the Justices ruling commission members showed hostility toward religious beliefs.

The victory was short-lived. The Commission immediately targeted Phillips again, this time for refusing to craft a design celebrating a gender transition. However, Phillips responded by suing the Commission for harassment. In January, a judge refused the Commission’s request to dismiss the case.

But today, a settlement was announced. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser released a statement:

After careful consideration of the facts, both sides agreed it was not in anyone’s best interest to move forward on these cases. The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for solving them. Equal justice for all will continue to be a core value that we uphold as we enforce our state’s and the nation’s civil rights laws.

The Alliance Defending Freedom, which represents Phillips, declared victory.

“The state of Colorado is dismissing its case against Jack, stopping its six and a half years of hostility toward him for his beliefs,” said ADF’s Kristen Waggoner, “Jack’s victory is great news for everyone. Tolerance and respect for good-faith differences of opinion are essential in a diverse society like ours. They enable us to peacefully coexist with each other. But the state’s demonstrated and ongoing hostility toward Jack because of his beliefs is undeniable.”

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The Open Hostility Toward Religion

The Supreme Court had sided with Phillips when presented with the commission’s clear religious bias. As CBN reports, one commissioner had called Phillips a “hater” on Twitter. Worse, commissioner Diann Rice had called religious freedom itself “a despicable piece of rhetoric.”

Phillips harassment case against the commission was strengthened when ADF uncovered statements from a 2018 meeting where two commissioners defended Rice. “I also very much stand behind Commissioner Rice’s statements,” said Commissioner Carol Fabrizio, “I’m almost glad that something the Commissioner said ended up in public and used, because I think it was the right thing.”

ADF Senior Counsel Jim Campbell noted the danger of such thinking. “(Phillips) shouldn’t be driven out of business just because some people disagree with his religious beliefs and his desire to live consistently with them. We look forward to the day when Jack doesn’t have to fear government punishment for his faith or harassment from people who oppose his beliefs.”

 

 

 

https://stream.org/colorado-and-christian-baker-end-their-legal-battle/