• 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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February 22, 1980…..That Miracle of American Sports! USA 4 USSR 3

 

More than half of the members of the 1980 American Olympic hockey team,  perhaps 14 players in all, were raised in, or learned their hockey  from my own state of Minnesota.

Wintertime between 1955 to 1965 I attended over 300 Minnesota high school hockey games.  I was the state high school boy  hockey ratings guy for the Sunday St. Paul Pioneer Press.    Roseau, Thief River Falls,  International Falls, Duluth East, Grand Rapids,  Eveleth, St. Paul Johnson, Minneapolis Roosevelt, Edina  were the hockey powerhouses perennially  leading  the ratings from 1947 through the 1960s.    St. Paul Johnson was THE hockey powerhouse  from the Twin City in  those days…..winning State championships in 1947, 1953, 1955,  and 1963.

Herbie Brooks starred at  St. Paul Johnson High School leading the school into  two state tournament victories,  1953 to 1955.  He was an awkward skater from hip to ankles, rather slow in the speed,  yet he starred because he was a star.   He was so clever on the attack with the puck under his control, spectators and competing players often seemed to  fell  he could ‘deek’ the goal posts.

In all of the twenty or more years attending Minnesota  High School  State Tournaments, I never saw a player who could out maneuver a defender as easily at this kid.   Herbie Brooks was a genius with the puck at the end of his hockey stick…..clever player who loved the game, a winner, who had a brain far more skilled than his legs.   HE WAS A WINNER by drive and  because of that brain!

(I think Herbie actually  majored in psychology while at the University of Minnesota, back then when the University really meant something in learnings.   This Herbie was focused that 1979-1980!)

I was not surprised that Herbie decided to play the Olympic Soviet team  (for practice) a couple weeks before the Olympic games began, losing 10-3,  at Madison Square Garden!   I was not surprised he’d work the blood out of his Olympic team players whether they liked it or not, during every practice until the Olympic competitions began.  I was not at all surprised that his superbly-coached team had managed to remain  undefeated by the time they had to play the Soviets.

Herbie was in charge!

Minnesota boy high school players in the 1980s were becoming more spoiled in their athletic surroundings than in the years gone by.  They didn’t have to play critical outdoor games in minus 15 degree temperatures any more……such as a critical  outdoor game  I watched in Roseau when the team  played St. Paul Johnson one January.

Mark Johnson blood came from Minnesota.   I knew his dad, Bob Johnson quite well.  ….a First Class Guy, if there ever was one!  He was a star coach at Minneapolis Roosevelt….and a ‘side kick’ of mine when we took graduate school classes together in the College of Education at the University of Minnesota before he came to coach hockey at the University of Wisconsin.

Herbie Brooks was a  genius coaching at that level at  that time to that Olympic victory that year, AD 1980!  It was made to be by our Creator!  His young, rather spoiled youthful team was tortured into mental, physical strength into  resolution and  endurance throughout those many  months of practice leading up to that Miracle on Ice……Team USA  was a much stronger, better balanced USA hockey team playing the Soviets during the last fifteen minutes than the first 45!   Take a look below during that third period following the Eruzione go-ahead  goal with ten minutes left!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will North Korea Behave During the Olympics?

They peppered me with questions: “What’s your name? How old are you? Where are you from? Are you married?”

It was 2014 and we were at Masikryong Ski Resort, a pet project of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The multimillion-dollar resort, featuring luxury lodges and pristine slopes about 100 miles east of Pyongyang, had opened a few weeks earlier and I was there on a reporting trip — and to get a little snowboarding in. These North Koreans, all students, told me they were assigned to learn to ski during their university break. Six days a week, eight hours a day, all they did was ski.

Even back then, I could see the wheels turning in Mr. Kim’s mind. “To compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018?” I asked the young men. They chuckled. “Maybe,” they said.

Four years later, North Korea is sending skiers — probably including some of those young men I met in 2014 — across the Demilitarized Zone to compete as wild-card entries at the first Winter Olympics to be held on the Korean Peninsula. South Korean athletes, meanwhile, have been training at Masikryong, perhaps the world’s most controversial ski resort, built in defiance of United Nations sanctions and in spite of North Korea’s crushing poverty.

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This cross-border athletic exchange would seem to encapsulate the spirit of peace and unity at the heart of the Olympics. But I worry that it is too fast, too soon, and that in their haste to ensure an Olympics without provocation, South Korean officials could be rushing headlong into a premature détente.

All of this may seem like a stunning, surprising turn of events. After all, just weeks earlier, Mr. Kim tested a ballistic missile designed to strike the United States and engaged in a war of words — and Twitter taunts — with President Trump. But Mr. Kim has for years been mapping out a strategy to insert North Korea into these Olympics and to capitalize on the attention focused on its rival to the south. The missile tests were part of that plan.

Thirty-one years ago, as South Korea prepared to host the 1988 Summer Olympics, Mr. Kim’s father, Kim Jong-il, hatched his own plot to take advantage of Seoul’s Olympic moment: Negotiations over North Korea’s participation had disintegrated, and in a move meant to warn Seoul of the perils of sidelining North Korea, the elder Mr. Kim orchestrated the bombing of a Korean Air flight that killed 115 people. The goal: to spook the world into thinking South Korea was a dangerous place. The plan backfired; the Games went ahead without North Korea.

Kim Jong-un, who took power in late 2011 after his father’s death, has carved out a savvier route to the Olympics: nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. With every banned test of a bomb or missile, he holds the world in thrall with the threat of nuclear war. That has pushed Seoul onto its back foot. Questions abroad about whether it’s safe to send athletes to South Korea have dogged the Pyeongchang Games, and ticket sales have been sluggish. South Korea needs these Olympics to be peaceful in order to be successful.

Then, on New Year’s Day, Mr. Kim announced that he wanted to send North Korean athletes to Pyeongchang, though only two — a figure-skating duo — had qualified. It was a pinky-finger promise not to stage any provocations during the Winter Games. It was also a stunning act of theater.

In swift succession, just days before the opening of the Pyeongchang Games, the two Koreas agreed to march into the Olympic arena under a unified flag, to field a joint women’s ice hockey team for the first time at an Olympics and to stage cultural performances. Mr. Kim had yet one more surprise: He sent not only North Korea’s ceremonial head of state but also his trusted younger sister in what will be the first official visit by an immediate member of the Kim family to South Korea.

This may sound like a movie-ready Olympic story of peace and reconciliation, but I doubt it will be so simple.

As a young journalist, I was at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium in 2000 when the two Koreas marched in together, for the first time at an Olympic Games, under the white-and-pale-blue “unified Korea” flag. The moment, met by cheers and a standing ovation, sent chills down my spine. It felt like we were on the cusp of a new era of peace.

Eighteen years later, the mood is different here in South Korea. Hope for peace has been replaced by distrust and skepticism. The South Koreans who remember Korea as one country and long for its reunification — my grandparents’ generation — are gone. Younger people, accustomed to affluence, are less willing to shoulder the financial burden of reconciliation or reunification, a wariness reflected in the drop in President Moon Jae-in’s popularity in recent days.

It’s not just skeptical South Koreans whom Mr. Moon needs to placate. As the Games begin, South Korea must navigate hosting the North Korean athletes and officials without violating United Nations sanctions — and without alienating Washington, which is leading a global campaign to pressure, punish and isolate Pyongyang for its nuclear defiance.

“We will not allow North Korean propaganda to hijack the message and imagery of the Olympic Games,” Vice President Mike Pence said en route to Pyeongchang, vowing to highlight North Korean provocations and alleged human rights abuses and promising new sanctions.

Mr. Pence has a point. North Korea’s participation in these Olympics runs the risk of rewarding bad behavior and handing Mr. Kim a diplomatic victory that he will brandish as proof that his strategy was right. Still, we have to start somewhere after so many years of tension.

I don’t advocate vacationing at North Korea’s ski resort, which serves as propaganda for Mr. Kim and a reward for the political elite while the rest of the people go without heat, food and clean water. And yet, as the first American journalist to work in North Korea, where I opened The Associated Press’s Pyongyang bureau, I know the value of giving North Koreans a chance to interact with the outside world.

Back on that slope in 2014, the questions came fast and furious from the young North Koreans who hovered above me, leaning on their poles.

“Where did you learn to snowboard?” one asked.

California, I said, eliciting a look of dismay. The United States remains Enemy No. 1, after all. “Should I say ‘Switzerland’?” I joked. His face brightened and he broke into a smile, showing off a mouthful of gold crowns.

“How do you stay balanced? Can you teach me one day?”

I’m typically the one trying to get the stony-faced North Koreans to answer questions. But away from minders and surveillance, in the mountains where no one could hear us, they had no qualms about grilling this curiosity in their midst, a Korean-American woman on a snowboard. I will never forget that moment, and neither will they.

In a small way, it was sports diplomacy, an example of a shared love of the snow and the mountains trumping the barriers that politics and history had created.

In a much bigger way, we have a moment here to allow sports diplomacy to create space for better understanding and communication. These Olympics offer an opening — if handled skillfully and strategically by South Korea and the United States.

North Korea has already hijacked media coverage of the Games. But once the cameras, athletes and tourists go home, diplomats shouldn’t allow the region to drift back to threats and provocation. If they do, Mr. Kim will be the only winner in this complicated game of Korean sports diplomacy.

After 20 years of watching the two Koreas veer between reconciliation and recrimination only to bring us to the brink of nuclear disaster, I cannot go into these Olympic Games with the same wide-eyed optimism I had in 2000. But I will be watching with an open mind and with the hope that this time, the two Koreas and their allies will transform this moment into an opening for negotiations that bring real, lasting peace.

 

 

Say NO to Professional Football and its Black Racist Rebellions!

I am a Minnesotan, born and raised in God’s country eighty plus years ago.    At age eight when THE WAR began I suddenly became director, planter, caretaker, weeder, harvester of a quarter acre Victory Garden across the alley from where I was raised in St. Paul, Minnesota.   My father, who was too old for battle,   worked 60 hours a week managing a Liggett Rexall drug store downtown.  Yet, he  had signed an agreement with the City as part of the HOME FRONT of the WAR effort.  (He also volunteered to join the  local air raid warden volunteers, helmet and vest to wear to make certain our neighborhood lights were turned off for an hour or two following sunset.)

The City would plow the quarter acre each Spring of the War.  It also supplied most of the vegetable garden seeds for the first two seasons of war time.  The Victory Garden volunteer leader, in this neighborhood my dad,   would be responsible for the garden upkeep, fertilizing, weed and insect control, and harvesting.   The agreeing gardeners responsible for the plots could keep half of the produce for themselves.   The rest of the harvest would be made available to the immediate neighborhood without cost.

Nearly every Mother in our neighborhood canned…..War or NO War…Tomatoes, pears, peaches, raspberries, apples.  Ice boxes, not refrigerators were the kitchen storage structures during the week.  Milk was delivered to the doorstep twice per week.

My Mother was an experienced, big time flower and tomato  gardener….typical of Mothers of that neighborhood’s day.  They had kids to care for.  Divorces were not available except for Hollywood creeps of the time.  Fathers under age 40 and sons over age 16 were off to WAR.

But my mom worked part time afternoons.  So, who was going to be responsible for keeping the grounds harvestable!

Yours truly.   Leaf lettuce, radishes, peas,  and tiny carrots were edible by late May.  Then came white potatoes, tomatoes, sweet corn, acorn squash, egg plant, okra, and billions of cucumbers and more.

I was first sent to care for and harvest the garden by punishment…..such as asking Mother questions while  she was trying to listen to her static-filled Classical music, Beethoven and such,  from Chicago radio from ten to eleven in the morning.

I had to fertilize, weed, pinch off the potato beetles and such, seed, water, when needed, throw stones at the rabbits and such……and…. I had to harvest.

I loved being there from the very first days of the punishment.  Harvesting white potatoes was like hunting for treasure.  I became important to the family and the neighborhood….The Victory Garden became my personal playroom, so I gladly sulked while agreeing to her punishment to cross the alley and spend an hour or two playing games with the plants and their pests.

The first football game I remember listening to on radio, was in October, 1945, when the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers beat Nebraska, 61-7.  I was torn between listening to the game with my Dad, or  “slaving” in the Victory Garden harvesting where I could play  dive bombing Colorado Potato Beetles squishing each with my fingers as I threw the remains into a oily tin can.

College football was fun to watch then.   When the University of Minnesota was attacked by anarchists in the late 1960s I quit Big Ten football watching. eventually turning  to football for sport entertainment.

During the first days of television, 1947,  here in the Twin Cities, I was captivated by Roller Derby both male and female competitions as my televised game of sport.   I began a Viking fan in the late 1980s because of the skills of the sport and began buying season tickets in the 1990s continuously until last year when I passed them on to one of my sons.  I did attend four home games this season….all winners.

I have watched every televised Super Bowl game over  the past 40 years.   Had our Minnesota Vikings won the NFC, I had planned NOT to watch this year’s Super Bowl….yet I would have been tempted to see a good team and coach play the Patriots.

Black Racism has become a political and social disease in our once United States of America.   Black Racism, its violence, ignorance, hate and intolerance  is an evil now supported by one of the two major political parties

Why would I or any other civilized American want to watch Maxine Water’s racist motor mouth kneeling  in uniform at today’s Super Bowl, or any day’s National Football League game?

Why would I want to watch  any professional football players  showing off  white KKK hoods over their heads!  WHY WOULD YOU, unless you are a Congressional Democrat?

 

 

 

 

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

SAVAGES EXTEND THEIR POWER OVER AMERICA THE ONCE “BEAUTIFUL!”

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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Vikings vs. Saints, Jan. 14, 2018

 

 

January 14, 2018 Highlights

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/