• 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

Trump More Reaganlike Than Today’s Congressional GOP

Most Republicans Wish They Were Like Reagan. Trump Actually Is.

Trump is far closer to Reagan’s brand of conservatism than the GOP congressional leadership is.

by Henry Olsen   at Think:

“Conventional wisdom tells us that Donald Trump is the antithesis of Ronald Reagan. But in fact, Trump is far closer to Reagan’s brand of conservatism than the Republican congressional leadership is.

At first blush, this seems preposterous. Reagan was a sunny personality, much like his boyhood idol, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Trump is anything but. Reagan used humor to defuse his critics; Trump clearly prefers insults. Reagan spoke often of America’s promise, while Trump speaks more of its decline. Reagan condemned bigots and racists. Trump’s facially evenhanded approach to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has convinced many that he shares white nationalist beliefs.

Despite these key differences, Trump’s active leadership style and his combination of populism with market economics is far closer to Reagan’s words and deeds than anything House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky offer….”  Please continue reading below:

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/most-republicans-wish-they-were-reagan-trump-actually-ncna801471

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Alan Dershowitz, 2017

I am sure Alan Dershowitz is in his 80s.  I have had to put up with his obnoxious loudmouth salesmanship and temper selling  fascistic leftism since my 30s….He pretended to be a Democrat “Liberal” when dictating at the so-called American Civil Liberties Union, which I confess I used to donate to  during my “university” youth learning days about Communism practiced home and abroad.  Eventually,  I earned a graduate degree in Soviet Studies and had learned Russian and USSR’s horrible Communism.

I traveled to the Soviet Union on a National Defense Education Act in 1966 when that nation was still a first class police state, and in 1990  as an interpreter for a local Twin City Christian group which had raised nearly  a million dollars to aid victims of the atomic disaster at Chernobyl not far from Kiev in the Ukraine when the nooses around the citizens’ necks were beginning to loosen up and even disappear…..yet nothing had yet collapsed for fifty or more tanks were neatly and openly gathered only a mile from my hotel in Kiev.

That hotel had just been built and opened…..In unfree USSR such hotels were not scheduling local customers, only foreigners who could return home to advertise how modern the Soviet Union had become.   My room was on the eleventh floor (of maybe 15 floors) and was ‘modernly’ reached by a single  four passenger elevator!

On my fourth day in Kiev, the elevator died and remained dead for the rest of my two week visit there.

On about my sixth day   one early morning while shaving at the sink in my room, I hear a horde of whistles, blown in cadence outside through my permanently closed window eleven floors above the street …..the kind American high school sports coaches   wear around their necks and blow to get attention.

Life in this  successful dictatorship was quite programmed for everyone.   One did not chat much  outdoors.  If a chat occurred it was very, very quiet whether shopping, walking through a park or any place else.    This noise was something else!

I knew it immediately.   With shaving lotion still on my face, I ran down all eleven floors of stairs, for the whistles were now being blown in cadence.   There had to be thousands of whistles.  Something had to be happening in a nation devoted to silence.   I had to know and see what was going on!

Some kind of a revolt had arrived.   Thousands upon thousands of people, mostly males, were shoulder to shoulder, twenty and more abreast marching from my right to left clogging more than one street, each with a whistle blown in rhythm.   The sidewalks were jammed with people watching the spectacle as surprised as I was.  Some observers  joined in the marshal  walk where space permitted.  No one I talked to knew what was going on  any more than I did except they noted nothing official was being celebrated.

I found a street lamp I could climb up on to be secure and take pictures at a good angle with my camera…..after others were doing so just to watch sans camera.

I would have been arrested in 1966 for doing so….without a doubt.  Some poor college kid from Arkansas had taken an ashtray from a Soviet hotel that summer for a souvenir to take home.   He was arrested, roughed up a bit and sent to jail for a year…..to send a message to all in a Soviet Union and its visitors.

Before noon, I learned the thousands of whistlers had marched to the Communist government headquarters in Kiev and surrounded it.   I did not know Ukrainian the language,  although Ukrainians had to know Russian.    I wore Soviet clothes.  I bought them the first day in the USSR….black baggy pants, white baggy shirt was all I needed to blend in.  I wanted to control to whom I spoke.   The secret police were everywhere during my first visit in 1966.  No one spoke much in public then.

From then on,  evening rain or no rain, it was early October, every evening THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, thousands of Ukrainians gathered before dusk and began their ‘chants’ about horrors in their Soviet  past….each, a wife, a brother, a son, a friend in a ritual,  thrust an arm to the sky holding a picture, two or three, one at a time  naming their family or friend  victims of Soviet murder who disappeared never again to be seen by family and friends….many announcing the date and hour, or the circumstance and location of their last day of known life.   I stood in that park area every night the rest of the week  until three o’clock AM,  holding back tears in contrast to the  hard faces and cold anger of those   telling their story in paragraph time to the silent others waiting their turn to share their woe.

I am sure Alan Dershowitz didn’t speak Russian then ….nor did he visit the USSR as I did, yet he seemed to be very arrogant selling Soviet life for America in those days..

….those times when America was free, JudeoChristian, tolerant, and facing its democratic and religious responsibilities to put and end to the Democratic Party’s Southern racial segregation and begin its JudeoChristian duties to bring Negro and white America united together as families,  brothers and sisters.

Today’s enemy of freedom in America is Alan Dershowitz’s sculptured sexist, racist, socialist Democrat Party, the one financed by famous Communist, George Soros.

And yet, may God Bless Alan Dershowitz for discovering the goodness and greatness in Our Donald despite the builder’s  New York eccentricities.  Alan even speaks like an American dedicated to truth and freedom these days.  Mr. Dershowitz lawyers up with the professional NFL football war against America below.  Please read on:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/10/17/alan-dershowitz-free-speech-for-nfl-players-but-not-president.html

 

 

Could Megyn Kelly Come Home to Fox? I Miss Her!

Megyn Kelly was my favorite gal at Fox….despite advertising herself as a “feminist”!

The Leftist industry doesn’t seem to approve of her intelligence, skills, charm, honesty and frankness.   She should have expected that when she left Fox….but, then she has family to care for.   She is wonderfully unditsy!

Please read her alleged plights working among the more fascistic news for America folk:

http://www.realclearlife.com/media/celebrity-publicists-starting-bail-megyn-kelly-today/

France’s Socialist Macron to Build Traditional American for French?

MACRON THE META?

by Steven Hayward at PowerLine:

“I’ve been highly suspicious of Emmanuel Macron, France’s youngish, posterboy president. First of all, he’s French. Second, his “beyondist” positioning between or above the existing French parties—rotten as they are—seems dubious.

And while not abandoning these or other suspicions, his interview published today in the German magazine Der Spiegel makes for some very interesting reading. One comment in particular jumps out:

I am a strong believer that modern political life must rediscover a sense for symbolism. We need to develop a kind of political heroism. I don’t mean that I want to play the hero. But we need to be amenable once again to creating grand narratives. If you like, post-modernism was the worst thing that could have happened to our democracyThe idea that you have to deconstruct and destroy all grand narratives is not a good one. Since then, trust has evaporated in everything and everyone. I am sometimes surprised that it is the media that are the first ones to exhibit a lack of trust in grand narratives. They believe that destroying something is part of their journalistic purpose because something grand must inevitably contain an element of evil. Critique is necessary, but where does this hate for the so-called grand narrative come from? . . . Why can’t there be such a thing as democratic heroism? Perhaps exactly that is our task: rediscovering something like that together for the 21st century.

There may be more to this guy than I thought. Reading through the whole thing, which reveals especially his dislike of the media (always a good sign), makes me think he’s much preferable to Merkel for the leadership of the continent. And this little piece of the interview is curious on just this point:

DER SPIEGEL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told us in an interview that he has learned a lot from Angela Merkel. Is the same true for you?

Macron: I speak often with Madame Merkel. We talk at least once or twice a week. We send messages to each other regularly and have a lot of joint meetings. I have great respect for her, even if we have a lot of differences.

Viva la difference!

Finally, perhaps we can add Elizabeth Warren to the list of people Macron doesn’t admire, at least by implication from the back and forth in this section:

DER SPIEGEL: The French left views you as an unbending neoliberal who protects his own caste.

Macron: What does one have to do today to reconcile France? Distribute public money – that’s what some expect, especially the radical left. They think that you help people by handing them money. But that is a fallacy because it is not me distributing the money, but rather future generations. So, it is my duty to say: Something has to change. I say that very directly, in clear words so that nobody can misunderstand me. And I believe in our new initiative for continuing education and vocational training. For French people who are socially disadvantaged, this means real recognition and support.

DER SPIEGEL: But it is precisely those French who also can’t understand why you want to get rid of the wealth tax.

Macron: Why? Because the wealth tax doesn’t do anything for them. It doesn’t exist in Germany or elsewhere in Europe. So, we want to build up Europe and yet retain the wealth tax at the same time? And what is it that leads company founders to leave, which in turn results in the loss of those jobs? We aren’t protecting the people who most need it when those who can contribute to the country’s success emigrate. Contrary to what some claim, I am not doing this to help the rich. My predecessor taxed wealthy, successful people at a higher rate than ever before. And what happened? They left. And what came of it? Did unemployment drop? No.

DER SPIEGEL: You are aware of the power of symbols. And by eliminating the wealth tax, you took a symbolic step that has riled up the left against you.

Macron: I stand completely behind this decision. I am not from the political or banking elite. I am a child of the middle class far from Paris. And if someone had told me that success is bad or if they had placed hurdles in my path, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I want it to be possible for young people in our country to be successful – whether they want to find that success in the family, as an artist or by founding a company. I refuse to give into the sad reflex of French envy because this envy paralyzes our country. We cannot create jobs without company owners, the state cannot create jobs by decree.”

Dictating Hate of President Trump from the Leftist Jewish Synagogue

From birth in 1934 to military service in 1956, I lived  in a modest  Christian urban  community more  Roman Catholic than Protestant, with a somewhat wealthier distinct Jewish minority of about ten percent.   All children in our school district attended the same public elementary school, K through eighth grade.

Jewish kids were very “clannish”, as the word was in those days.   They appeared very,  very competitive, energetic,  to achieve good grades, while the rest of us, with a few exceptions,  were quiet and polite.    They also attended a neighborhood Hebrew School two times a week after elementary school classes for a few years.

Throughout my lifetime about 70% of American Jews vote Democrat, the lefty variety over the past twenty years including a worship and advertising of  the  recent antiAmerican President, Barack Hussein Obama and candidate, Hillary Roddham Clinton.

How are their leftist rabbis handling Our Donald thus far in this newer world of American politics at home and abroad?   Please read on:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/10/liberal_rabbis_and_donald_trump.html

Arrogant Jewish Bret Stephens Professes Against Second Amendment

“I was taught by my well educated, old maid public school teachers throughout the 1940s to seek learnedness, that is, to listen to all phases of arguments in order to discover Truth.  Learning knowledge, I was told, would make me closer to GOD!

Truth was important in those days.  The 1940s were the war years.

Everyone living on our modest prewar built block was God-worshiping then.  All of the sixteen houses had persons connected to children.   No one was divorced.  Every house had a father.

Two households were Jewish.   These two households were different as neighbors.

Each year the neighborhood was invited to celebrate Spring and Early Autumn with a grand picnic of the households.  Everyone would bring food and drink, and gathered in an empty lot connected to our Victory Garden during the War.     I was the  boy  who twice a year personally delivered  written invitations to every household.  Although always welcomed and invited, the two Jewish families chose never to join us.

Our Jewish population significantly increased in my grade school years and  at the high school where I attended.  Academically, despite their clannish separation from friendships during grade school,  by seventh and eighth grades Jewish kids became more like ‘us’ kids of the same age.   Jewish girls, however,  would usually  refrain from talking to me and other Gentile boys, but not the boys.

I attended a high school with a larger percentage of Jewish students and benefited from it culturally with the exception of one very, very important human  arena of life.   Jewish kids and their parents, who were even then lawyers and business owners, knew NOTHING ABOUT THE OUTDOORS.

Nearly all of the mothers who attended our neighborhood picnics gardened feverishly.   From  age 8 to the end of the War, I was in my glory.    I was in charge of tilling, weeding, harvesting, and insect controlling the vegetables of our half lot wartime Victory Garden, a nation-wide urban effort to grow and share vegetables around the neighborhood.    Our Jewish neighbors never participated in any way.

After teaching high school Social Studies and Russian for twelve years, I wound up working outdoors for a living by developing  artistic  styles of landscape gardening, a business I been  blessed by serving many Jewish families who had a feel for beautiful settings…..despite their inability, actually a disdain to do work out doors especially in public.   They seemed to hate the labor as well as the product.  It was foreign territory.

Many a time  these clients, some also becoming   good friends,  would stand over me while I, lying  on the ground would be stretching,  artistically pruning a conifer to fit the setting and remark,  “You can’t make any money doing that for a living, Glenn!”

I’d guess about 99% of our nation’s Jewish CITIZENS are allergic to their outdoors, especially if they are narrow-minded  jerk  Democrats as arrogant as New York Times Leftist transfer from the Wall Street Journal, writer Bret Stephens is.

He wants to kill the American Federal Constitution’s Second Amendment.

Repeal the Second Amendment

by Bret Stephens of the leftist New York Times:

“I have never understood the conservative fetish for the Second Amendment.

From a law-and-order standpoint, more guns means more murder. “States with higher rates of gun ownership had disproportionately large numbers of deaths from firearm-related homicides,” noted one exhaustive 2013 study in the American Journal of Public Health.

From a personal-safety standpoint, more guns means less safety. The F.B.I. counted a total of 268 “justifiable homicides” by private citizens involving firearms in 2015; that is, felons killed in the course of committing a felony. Yet that same year, there were 489 “unintentional firearms deaths” in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Between 77 and 141 of those killed were children.

From a national-security standpoint, the Amendment’s suggestion that a “well-regulated militia” is “necessary to the security of a free State,” is quaint. The Minutemen that will deter Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are based in missile silos in Minot, N.D., not farmhouses in Lexington, Mass.

From a personal liberty standpoint, the idea that an armed citizenry is the ultimate check on the ambitions and encroachments of government power is curious. The Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, the New York draft riots of 1863, the coal miners’ rebellion of 1921, the Brink’s robbery of 1981 — does any serious conservative think of these as great moments in Second Amendment activism?

And now we have the relatively new and now ubiquitous “active shooter” phenomenon, something that remains extremely rare in the rest of the world. Conservatives often say that the right response to these horrors is to do more on the mental-health front. Yet by all accounts Stephen Paddock would not have raised an eyebrow with a mental-health professional before he murdered 58 people in Las Vegas last week.

What might have raised a red flag? I’m not the first pundit to point out that if a “Mohammad Paddock” had purchased dozens of firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition and then checked himself into a suite at the Mandalay Bay with direct views to a nearby music festival, somebody at the local F.B.I. field office would have noticed.

Given all of this, why do liberals keep losing the gun control debate?

Maybe it’s because they argue their case badly and — let’s face it — in bad faith. Democratic politicians routinely profess their fidelity to the Second Amendment — or rather, “a nuanced reading” of it — with all the conviction of Barack Obama’s support for traditional marriage, circa 2008. People recognize lip service for what it is.

Then there are the endless liberal errors of fact. There is no “gun-show loophole” per se; it’s a private-sale loophole, in other words the right to sell your own stuff. The civilian AR-15 is not a true “assault rifle,” and banning such rifles would have little effect on the overall murder rate, since most homicides are committed with handguns. It’s not true that 40 percent of gun owners buy without a background check; the real number is closer to one-fifth.

The National Rifle Association does not have Republican “balls in a money clip,” as Jimmy Kimmel put it the other night. The N.R.A. has donated a paltry $3,533,294 to all current members of Congress since 1998, according to The Washington Post, equivalent to about three months of Kimmel’s salary. The N.R.A. doesn’t need to buy influence: It’s powerful because it’s popular.

Nor will it do to follow the “Australian model” of a gun buyback program, which has shown poor results in the United States and makes little sense in a country awash with hundreds of millions of weapons. Keeping guns out of the hands of mentally ill people is a sensible goal, but due process is still owed to the potentially insane. Background checks for private gun sales are another fine idea, though its effects on homicides will be negligible: guns recovered by police are rarely in the hands of their legal owners, a 2016 study found.

In fact, the more closely one looks at what passes for “common sense” gun laws, the more feckless they appear. Americans who claim to be outraged by gun crimes should want to do something more than tinker at the margins of a legal regime that most of the developed world rightly considers nuts. They should want to change it fundamentally and permanently.

There is only one way to do this: Repeal the Second Amendment.

Repealing the Amendment may seem like political Mission Impossible today, but in the era of same-sex marriage it’s worth recalling that most great causes begin as improbable ones. Gun ownership should never be outlawed, just as it isn’t outlawed in Britain or Australia. But it doesn’t need a blanket Constitutional protection, either. The 46,445 murder victims killed by gunfire in the United States between 2012 and 2016 didn’t need to perish so that gun enthusiasts can go on fantasizing that “Red Dawn” is the fate that soon awaits us.

Donald Trump will likely get one more Supreme Court nomination, or two or three, before he leaves office, guaranteeing a pro-gun court for another generation. Expansive interpretations of the right to bear arms will be the law of the land — until the “right” itself ceases to be.

Some conservatives will insist that the Second Amendment is fundamental to the structure of American liberty. They will cite James Madison, who noted in the Federalist Papers that in Europe “the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” America was supposed to be different, and better.

I wonder what Madison would have to say about that today, when more than twice as many Americans perished last year at the hands of their fellows as died in battle during the entire Revolutionary War. My guess: Take the guns—or at least the presumptive right to them—away. The true foundation of American exceptionalism should be our capacity for moral and constitutional renewal, not our instinct for self-destruction.”

(Further comment regarding Bretprint above….Indoor bigots like Bret Stephens and his mouthful leftist feminist counter parts, do hate outdoor people.  They know nature, a world Brets know nothing about, that  some people  still kill cows and pigs for the food Bret leftists eat.

Bret Stephens people work inside glass and mortar whose walls and floors they don’t clean or repair.  Instead they daintily  toast   pleasures and politics far removed from the realities and demands of the outdoors whether hunting,  gardening or landscaping.

I am NOT a hunter. One of my son’s is and is an avid  fisherman as well.  There is a skill to hunting and other   efforts for retain personal  self reliance.      The indoor, inbred Brets at the New York Times, Washington Post, etc.,  might soon dictate that whatever they deem is  obnoxious and/or threatening  to their afternoon drinks while posting their fake news must disappear from the public Soviet style.

We peons must keep our weapons to defend if attacked….ghr)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marxist CNN’s ‘MUSLIM GIRL’ CONNECTS LAS VEGAS MASSACRE AND WHITE MEN

How America has silently accepted the rage of white men

http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/03/opinions/mass-shootings-white-male-rage-modan-opinion/index.html