• Pragerisms

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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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Did you forget that Dem Schiff memo of revolutionary importance?

The Democrat memo leaves us with a few questions

by  Silvo Canto, Jr.    at  American Thinker:

“The Democrats are all over the TV shows explaining their “memo” and saying it proves that the GOP-Nunes memo was nothing to speak of.

Yet the Democrat memo misses the point or the central theme: that people on the Democratic side used intelligence for political reasons.

The memo confirms that the FBI used an opposition research document to go after Carter Page.

It also confirms that the Clinton campaign paid for it.  The memo disputes only the degree to which the bad dossier was used.

It’s like a defense attorney saying his client indeed robbed a bank but did not steal as much money as claimed.

This is from Monday’s Wall Street Journal editorial:

The Democratic memo devotes considerable space to smearing the hapless Mr. Page, as if he’s some kind of master spy and the Rosetta Stone of the Trump-Russia story.  Yet no one has offered proof that he colluded with the Russians, and he hasn’t been indicted.

Democrats also make much of the fact the FBI started looking into the Trump campaign in July 2016 but didn’t receive “Steele’s reporting” until “mid-September.”  So what?  The issue here is the fairness and honesty of the FISA application in late October (not the investigation), and what matters is that the FBI didn’t move on the FISA application until after it received the dossier.

The only definitive evidence of political “collusion” so far is that the Clinton campaign paid Mr. Steele to troll his Russian sources for dirt on Donald Trump.  The FBI then used this dirt as a reason to spy on Mr. Page and anyone he was communicating with.  Imagine how the press would be playing this story if the roles were reversed[.]

I think that we know how the press would be playing this if the roles were reversed.  Can you say “Son of Watergate”?

After reading both memos, I come to the conclusion that the Democrats are trying to protect somebody.  Whom?  My guess is President Obama, who probably was convinced that Mrs. Clinton would win and no one would ever hear about this.”


Popular California Congressional Twit, Adam Schiff Shifts!! Now Attacks FBI; Law Enforcement


by Scott Johnson at PowerLine:

The Democrats’ media adjunct amplified a key Democratic talking point over the past two weeks. According to the Democrats and their media friends, one is not to criticize the bad actions of anyone in the FBI or other such agencies. If you do, you’re trashing law enforcement. Retroactive application of this rule to the depredations of President Obama and the Obama administration is prohibited. Mollie Hemingway collected a few exhibits of the current media campaign attacking Republicans on this ground in this Federalist column.

Now the shifty Adam Schiff has gone to war on law enforcement in the formerly disapproved fashion. It is not reported this way in Kyle Cheney’s Politico article “Schiff complains FBI, Justice Department making too many demands on Russia memo,” but there it is. Schiff of course also attributes fault to President Trump, at whose behest the FBI and Department of Justice are said to be acting. It’s a twofer! For some reason, Schiff’s shocking disparagement of law enforcement goes unmentioned.

Minnesota’s Own Fascist Islamist, Keith Ellison, is Vice Chair of the DNC


by Scott Johnson at PowerLine

Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison is now the Vice Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He’s not some inconsequential backbencher from flyover land. He embodies the alliance of radical Islam and the Democratic Party. He signifies.

We’ve been covering him since he secured the DFL nomination to succeed 14-term incumbent Martin Sabo in the spring of 2006. For public purposes since then Ellison has denounced and disassociated himself from Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam. To do so, Ellison has repeatedly suppressed and lied about his long involvement with the Nation of Islam.

Over the years Ellison operated under names including Keith E. Hakim, Keith X Ellison, and Keith Ellison-Muhammad — the last as a self-identified member of the cult. For some reason, Ellison’s hometown newspaper hasn’t done much to expose Ellison’s imposture. As sources ranging from, well, Power Line and the Weekly Standard to Mother Jones have delivered the goods on Ellison’s association with the Nation of Islam, the Star Tribune has been content to remain mostly on the sidelines.

Now comes Jeryl Bier in today’s Wall Street Journal. He recalls some of Ellison’s public denunciations of Farrakhan. I have much more along this line in “Louis Farrakhan’s first congressman” (2006) and “The Ellison elision” (2014). I even got some onto the opinion page of the Star Tribune in the column “Ellison remembers to forget” (also 2014). I took a personal look back, most recently, in “The trouble with Keith Ellison” (2016).

In his Wall Street Journal column today Bier reports (behind the Journal’s paywall) that in September 2013, however, Ellison and Farrakhan had a reunion of sorts:

The occasion was a visit by Iran’s newly elected President Hassan Rouhani to the United Nations. Mr. Rouhani invited Muslim leaders from around the U.S. to dinner after addressing the U.N. General Assembly. Contemporaneous news reports placed Mr. Farrakhan at the dinner. Unreported by mainstream outlets was the presence of Mr. Ellison, along with Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York and Andre Carson of Indiana. (All three are Democrats; Messrs. Ellison and Carson are Muslim.)

The Nation of Islam website documents the event, noting that Mr. Rouhani “hosted the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Muslim leaders from different Islamic communities and members of the U.S. Congress at a private meeting . . . at the One UN Hotel in Manhattan Sept. 24, 2013 across the street from the UN headquarters.” The Final Call, a Nation of Islam publication, added that “ Keith Ellison of Minnesota . . . participated in the dialogue” after dinner and includes photos of Messrs. Farrakhan and Ellison at the tables. The Michigan-based Islamic House of Wisdom also reported on the meeting, with additional photos.

According to Mr. Farrakhan, the 2013 meeting was not the last time he and Mr. Ellison were together. After Mr. Ellison renewed his denunciation of Mr. Farrakhan in 2016, Mr. Farrakhan stated in an interview that Reps. Ellison and Carson had visited him in his Washington hotel suite the preceding summer.

When Mr. Ellison sought the DNC position, he received support from many Jewish leaders and prominent politicians. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer dismissed concerns rather glibly: “I’m not worried about the Israel stuff.”

For some reason, no one wants to talk about it: “The press secretaries for Messrs. Ellison, Carson and Schumer did not answer emails seeking comment. Mr. Meeks’s press secretary said his boss had no response.”


The Pelosi and Schumer Drive to Make America a Banana Republic

Devin Nunes on FISA Abuse: “This Is The Kind Of Thing That Happens In Banana Republics”

“In an interview with FNC’s Bret Baier, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes denounces the abuse of the FISA courts his memo alleges happened during the 2016 campaign and said that such crimes should only happen in “banana republics.”

BAIER: The former FBI Director James Comey, I know you heard in John’s piece, tweeted out “that it’s?” And went on to criticize this entire operation. Your thoughts on that tweet and Comey’s reaction?

NUNES: Well, Mr. Comey had a chance in January, February, March, April, I believe all the way until June to come clean on who paid for the dossier. He was asked about it in January and he said very clearly that he knew that Republicans had started the dossier which was a lie.

And then when asked and probed further, well, who finished the dossier? He didn’t know. Now, maybe he was lying. Maybe he didn’t know, but both seem to be a problem.

So, Mr. Comey is welcome to come back, tell us when exactly he learned the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the dossier. He’s welcome to come back and share that information. But, I think the American people understand that the FBI should not go to secret courts using information that was paid for by the Democrats to open up investigations to get warrants on people of the other political party.

That’s the type of stuff that happens in the banana republic.

BAIER: Comey said in testimony that some of the dossiers are unverified and salacious. Are there parts of the dossier that are true?

NUNES: What, that Russia is a country and Carter Page is a person? I mean, other than that, I don’t know anything.

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NFL World Joins Atheist Fascist Left Denouncing America’s Respect for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness


Mark Waldeland sent the following Stars and Stripes article:

NFL rejects Super Bowl ad from veterans group that asks players to stand during anthem

by Nikki Wentling  at Stars and Stripes:

The National Football League rejected an advertisement for its official Super Bowl LII programs that urged players and people who attend the game to stand during the national anthem, according to American Veterans, the organization that submitted the ad.

Omitted from the programs was a full-page ad picturing the American flag, saluting soldiers and the words “Please Stand,” referring to the movement of NFL players protesting racial inequality and injustice by kneeling during the performance of the national anthem before the start of games.

Outcry over the protests surged last fall when President Donald Trump criticized the NFL for allowing it to continue. In October, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL owners decided the league wouldn’t penalize players for kneeling.

Joe Chenelly, the national director of American Veterans, known as AMVETS, said Monday that the group was “surprised and disappointed” when the NFL told him Friday the league had rejected the ad.

“The NFL said it does not want to take a position on that,” Chenelly said. “Really, by not letting us run an ad, we think they are taking a position.”

Super Bowl LII programs began printing Monday, following the NFC and AFC championship games Sunday night. The New England Patriots will compete against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.

NFL Vice President of Communications Brian McCarthy said in a statement that official Super Bowl programs aren’t a place for political messaging.

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Have NeverTrumpers Awakened Yet?

Why the Remaining NeverTrumpers Should Apologize Now

“Public apologies are difficult for most people, but particularly for political pundits whose livelihoods and reputations depend on their being right at least some of the time (Paul Krugman excepted).

Such statements can be emotionally wounding, even humiliating.  But it isn’t my purpose to humiliate or, worse, to gloat — which is a repellent trait and almost always counterproductive.  No spiking the football here.

Nevertheless, it is time for the remaining NeverTrumpers to apologize for a reason far more important than self-castigation or merely to make things “right.”  Donald Trump — whose initial victory was a shock, even, ironically, to those of us who predicted it — has compounded that shock by being astoundingly successful in his first year, especially at the conclusion. (He’s a quick study, evidently.) More conservative goals have been achieved or put in motion in eleven months than in any time in recent, or even distant, memory. It’s an astonishing reversal for our country accompanied by the beginnings of an economic boom.

But that same success is causing, it’s becoming increasingly clear, an equally determined, even virulent, reaction from the left. At first they too thought Trump was an ineffectual blowhard who would shoot himself in the foot, ultimately redounding to their advantage.  Now that they have found that not to be the case, they are in a state of panic, fearing a defeat for their ideals that would set them back years, even decades. They cannot let this stand and are marshaling all their forces from the media to Hollywood to the academy, not to mention at least some of the investigative units of the FBI.



Comment:   I have subscribed to the Weekly Standard for more than a decade.  It was/is  not an American conservative publication.  It was a snotty, arrogant, Easterner Bill Kristol publication who pontificated as a conservative rather than tolerating being one….at least one for America.

I confess I did suffer a Kristolosis dislike of Donald Trump until August 6, 2015, the evening of the first debate at the Fox empire when Kristol’s GOP was still plotting to rid the New Yorker from its offerings as its Presidential candidate in 2016.

After a round of softy questions and winks to the candidates, Megyn Kelly approached Candidate Trump with a GOP dagger to his heart with the question;  “You seem to have some troubles with women”, or something of that nature…..”You’ve called them fat pigs….”….and whatever at the same time FOX NEWS HAS ITS CAMERA FOCUSED DIRECTLY ON DONALD JOHN TRUMP’S PROFILE expecting to display a wilt in this “witness” to the 50,000,000 plus tv viewers.

“Is that the way you feel about all women?” Megyn pursued for the kill…….

With the large Fox audience in total silence, nearly all of them GOPers against anything and everything Donald J. Trump,  awaited a dying candidate’s response, and they got:

“No!  Only Rosie O’Donnell.”

The overwhelming anti-Trump Republican audience exploded with laughter, almost as much as I!

(Oh, the reality of his answer referring to Crooked Hillary’s kin “sister”.

I was aware of the Donald for thirty years of reading  front page articles about his successes and failures in New York’s big business world, that he adored his parents, had lost a brother to suicide from a drinking problem, that Our Donald was  outstanding in nearly anything he touched including baseball, and had become a television success with something to do with “You’re fired!”

I was aware of his first wife, Ivana’s  divorce rages in the newspapers   against Our Donald who was charged with  succumbed to certain  pleasures from other female sources.    I did know they were exceptionally close in family and in business, and had three children.

She was asking fifty million dollars for ‘damages’……and got it, if I remember correctly.

Our Donald would be interviewed on national television fairly often over a twenty or more year period.  Although  I was an outdoor guy,  owner of a local  landscape company then,  I used to teach Russian and Modern Problems to high schoolers for years.   I remember being attracted by his intelligence, focus, and his command of speech when responding to news  reporters.  My God, he was quick and  smooth explaining matter!  This guy loved is world of work as much as I did!

In my computer  hunt for more  info on Donald, I came across a letter to-the-editor in a July, 2015 Washington Post issue written by his ex-wife, Ivana.   The leftist Post apparently had already started smearing  him in countless ways as a candidate.

Ex-wife, Invana, was challenging the Post’s editor’s  vicious attack on him using words she had said  during divorce proceedings years ago.   She had good things to say about her Donald husband and confessed some of her accusations were ‘trumped’ up by  pain caused by the  divorce.   She wrote Donald was a wonderful father to their three children, among other warm comments.

Later in the month I caught a television interview with Our Donald, most likely by folks who already were serious about a Donald run for the White House.

PS….Months after Our Donald’s election, already  in the White House, Dennis Prager had invited David Horowitz to his radio show  to discuss his feelings about this new American President.   Dennis admitted he was a strong anti-Trumper until he was the only candidate left to defeat “CrookedHillary”…although may not have used that exact  description.   Dennis mentioned he was aware David was an early supporter, and an enthusiastic one, of Our Donald, and asked him what won him over.

David Horowitz, a person I have followed closely in the American political arena since the 1960s, long before his wonderful conversion to American conservatism, answered something like, “It was at the first Fox Television debate, when he referred to Rosie O’Donnell, displaying the guts, the devotion, the determination and honesty Our Donald possessed beyond his opponents.”


Bob Mueller’s FBI Corruption Scandal


by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election has been plagued with scandal. In one notorious episode, the FBI agent who was perhaps most critical to the Hillary Clinton email investigation as well as to Mueller’s inquiry, Peter Strzok, turned out to be a rabid anti-Trump partisan. Moreover, he was conducting an extramarital affair with another anti-Trump zealot, Lisa Page, who is an FBI lawyer and also worked on the Russia investigation. Both Strzok and Page have been dismissed from Mueller’s team, but Mueller apparently has tried to cover up the circumstances surrounding their respective transfers.

It has been suggested that both Peter Strzok and his illicit lover Lisa Page may have been involved in using the fake Russia dossier created by and for the Clinton campaign to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. If this is true, it is the biggest scandal in the history of American politics. Glenn Reynolds decided to go to the source and ask Mueller or his representatives whether these reports are accurate. I am taking the liberty of reproducing Glenn’s post in its entirety:



I’m hearing from a source that Lisa Page was involved in approving Peter Strzok’s warrant requests to the FISC and possibly elsewhere. Can you confirm or deny if this was the case? And please tell me what her job title and function are in your office. Thanks.

Them (via spokesman Joshua Stueve):

Lisa Page, who was an attorney on detail to the Special Counsel’s office, returned to the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel in mid-July.

Me again:

Thank you but that doesn’t answer my question. What role did Lisa Page have in the handling of warrant applications, and in particular those involving Peter Strzok?

Them again:

I’ll decline to comment further.

Well, then.

Page, remember, is the FBI lawyer with whom Strzok was having an extramarital affair and exchanging anti-Trump texts. Perhaps someone with more resources than I will be able to get to the bottom of this.

The entire Mueller operation stinks. President Trump would be thoroughly justified in shutting it down, if that were politically feasible.