• 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

Today’s American Schools are the Greatest of Contemporary Frauds

I live in modest Minnetonka, Minnesota.   Our school district is in next door Hopkins which once upon a time had a well earned fairly good reputation for organization, student control, and an average degree of providing knowledge.  It used to be a “barely” Republican community then…..in other words, average American.

Today it is quite Democrat, Democrat preaching, which means teaching knowledge is now banned……for the sake of becoming happy socialists thinking the same nothing.

My school district usually asks voters for more money about  every two years.   Expenses rise, programs get pricier, teachers get lazier making more money and teach the less  they know.   THE TEACHING OF KNOWLEDGE IN SCHOOL HAS ABOUT DISAPPEARED.   FEMINIZED FEELINGS ARE IN THE AIR.

Our school district bosses,  those who are supposed to be responsible for developing knowledgeable students, this year want more money to spend upon, and I quote from their ad sent to us tax payers  in their  Modern  “Leftese” Language:

“FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS OPEN UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES”….(note, there is no mention of knowledge, learning history, learning language or science, learning anything.  An emphasis statement continues:  “I WANT TO INCREASE THE ENGAGEMENT OF MY ROOM TO 100 PERCENT, WITH A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM, I AM GETTING MORE QUALITY WORK FROM ALL MY KIDS AND THE ENGAGEMENT IS MUCH HIGHER.”   (It wasn’t made clear where the “I” came from.)

This year these neoSoviet specialists are selling (“embracing”) in their language, “FLEXIBLE CLASSROOMS TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES.  THE DISTRICT PLANS TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT TEACHERS WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN TRANSFORMING THEIR “CLASSROOMS”…..(quotes added for my emphasis)

and further this Hopkins School District update for massing more money for no learnings:  “I WANT TO INCREASE THE ENGAGEMENT OF MY ROOM TO 100 PERCENT, AND WITH A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM, I AM GETTING MORE QUALITY WORK FROM ALL MY KIDS, AND THE ENGAGEMENT IS MUCH HIGHER”…….all this written in primitive female English where feelings, not knowledge overwhelm.   What do you think the language means?

It could come from the  four pictures of radiant color in the sales piece  showing youngsters lying on their belly with a book nearby, slouching on a bench, reading at a table, and another at a desk,  with a single  subtitle written for all:

“IN A FLEXIBLE CLASSROOM, STUDENTS CHOOSE THE SPACE THAT WORKS BEST FOR THEIR LEARNING”

The important matter here is the word “learning” reduced to how an immature human body behaves when positioned  in various physical posturings,   these modern Soviets tell us…..while certain they’ll get their money for poorer learning every year the teaching staff knows less and less and less knowledge.

I began my school experience in public school kindergarten  in St. Paul, Minnesota nearly 80 years ago.   Classrooms through eighth grade  were filled by between 35 and 40 students, with  36 sitting erect at fixed permanent desks 6 to each 6 rows.  Others sat at the movables brought in by the janitor when needed. It was wartime.

Males were in charge of the culture then.   Their discipline reigned supreme making it possible for these single women with no children, MAGNIFICENTLY LEARNED IN THEIR FIELDS, TAUGHT FROM KNOWLEDGE TO CONVEY KNOWLEDGE.

I loved them.  I loved being taught knowledge.  I was born curious, loved everything they taught, but I couldn’t read story books.   Encyclopedias,  newspapers were fine.   Their sentences were usually short and snappy.   It was wartime.  I could read all of the headlines, maps, and the  cut lines to pictures in the St. Paul  Sunday paper WAR picture  section beginning with battle of Midway.  I immediately fell in love with maps and began collecting them in every manner possible when I was eight.  (It turned out I was terribly dyslexic. It hadn’t been discovered yet.  These old maids picked on me whenever  reading stories arrived.   They’d poke their fore finger three inches from my nose while firmly averring:  “THERE ARE TWO REASONS, GLENN RAY, YOU MUST LEARN KNOWLEDGE!    ONE, IT WILL HELP YOU BECOME CLOSER TO GOD FOR GOD KNOW ALL THINGS….AND TWO, IT WILL HELP YOU MAKE A BETTER CHOICE WHEN YOU VOTE AT THE BALLOT BOX!

“God, and Country” meant something in school and country then.   These were the basics in my Sunday School teachings as well….usually taught by women, as well.

Today’s functionary educational con artists will sell you anything but knowledge.  They produce bored, uninspired, uninformed, unknowledgeable  kids at a time when  much knowledge is desperately required.

The Hopkins school cons are asking us Hopkins-Minnetonka tax payers to fund a new system of learning pending the position of student body with  furniture,  slouching,  lying, resting, perhaps sleeping or reading while picking ones nose, maybe even standing or walking around if such comes to ‘feeling’s.  BUT, FORGET LEARNING KNOWLEDGE…IT’S TOO MASCULINE AND WHITE FOR AMERICA!!!!

Ten percent of the voters will vote yes…..the know nothings will win anyway.  THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO!

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Our Donald Turns to Tax Reform

GRADING TRUMP’S TAX REFORM PLAN

by John Hinderaker at PowerLine:

“Today President Trump and Congressional Republican leaders released a “framework” for tax reform, which you can read here. The framework is more an outline than a plan; while its principles are generally good, a lot depends on how Congressional committees fill in the details. And then, of course, it remains to be seen what will actually get through Congress. So far, leadership’s track record is not encouraging.

Here are some observations on the framework’s major features:

The plan increases the standard deduction and consolidates the current seven tax brackets into three, at 12%, 25% and 35%. Grade: Incomplete. There is no indication where the bracket lines will be drawn, which makes a big difference to most taxpayers. Also, the document holds out the possibility that “[a]n additional top rate may apply to the highest-income taxpayers to ensure that the reformed tax code is at least as progressive as the existing tax code.” This is a poor idea: the current tax code is the most progressive in the developed world, and needs to become less so.

It eliminates the alternative minimum tax. Grade: A. This change is long overdue.

It abolishes most itemized deductions, including for state and local taxes. Grade: A. There is no reason why low-tax states should subsidize high-tax states, and no reason why the federal government should underwrite state and local profligacy.

It repeals the estate tax. Grade: B+. The estate tax is paid only by people who have paid way too many taxes already. The “death tax” is widely unpopular, and doing away with it is a political plus.

It establishes a 25% top tax rate for “small and family-owned” proprietorships, partnerships and S corporations. Grade: ? Frankly, I don’t understand this one. The idea is to help small business owners, but it is hard to see a consistent rationale. Does it mean that lawyers working in proprietorships or small partnerships, for example, will have a 25% top rate? The document says, “The framework contemplates that the committees will adopt measures to prevent the recharacterization of personal income into business income to prevent wealthy individuals from avoiding the top personal tax rate.” I don’t get it.

It reduces the corporate tax rate to 20%. Grade: A-. The ideal corporate tax rate would be 0–one of my law professors once remarked that the only intellectually respectable argument for the corporate income tax is that it employs a vast army of accountants and lawyers–but this is an important step in the right direction.

It allows expensing of capital investments other than structures for at least five years. Grade: C. Along with the cut in corporate tax rates, this will generate a surge of capital investment that will boost the economy in both the short and long term. But unless I am missing something, depreciation makes more sense than expensing, and there is no exigency to justify a temporary holiday.

It reforms taxation of international corporations. Grade: B+, I think. The idea is to facilitate repatriation of profits earned overseas to the United States. Prospectively, there will be no income tax on dividends paid by foreign subsidiaries to U.S. parents. That’s good, and, once again, long overdue. The framework provides for a transition to that system, but the description of the transition mechanism is too sketchy to evaluate. The plan also will “[tax] at a reduced rate and on a global basis the foreign profits of U.S. multinational corporations.” This would make our tax system more like everyone else’s, and is intended to eliminate the incentive to headquarter companies overseas. Again, the details are absent.

Overall, the concepts of the framework are good, although it is disappointing that the top personal rate is not reduced more, and may not be reduced at all. Important details remain to be filled in, and it is not clear whether House and Senate leadership have agreed on them or not. Moreover, what leadership agrees on isn’t necessarily what can pass. If anything remotely resembling the framework becomes law, it will give the economy a major boost, so the Democrats will fight it tooth and nail. Consequently, I assume that once again, a handful of Republican senators will be able to exercise a veto. Moreover, blue state GOP Congressmen (unlike the Senate, the House still has some Republicans from high-tax states) are likely to rebel against elimination of the state tax deduction.

So it’s a good, albeit imperfect, set of proposals, but at this point it is impossible to say what, if anything, will ultimately pass.”

YES! Let the STATES Decide Health Care Programs!

Sen. Ron Johnson: Let states tailor health care plans

by  Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson at  USA Today:

Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson will repeal harmful, costly provisions: Opposing view

“Under Obamacare, insurance premiums in the individual market have more than doubled nationally, and without billions of additional taxpayer dollars, many of those markets are at risk of collapse.

Obamacare was never designed to be patient-friendly. In fact, one of the key tenets of Obamacare is taking power away from patients and local officials. Obamacare gives this decision-making power to the federal government, allowing bureaucrats to call the shots.

The Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill would change that by block-granting Obamacare spending to states, empowering those closest to their communities to provide effective solutions.

OUR VIEW:Last-ditch Obamacare repeal would be poison

It would also ensure that federal health spending will be distributed more equitably. Under Obamacare, three states with 20% of our population — California, New York and Massachusetts — get 36% of the funding. Our bill fixes that.

Our bill also repeals harmful, costly provisions like the individual mandate, the employer mandate and the tax on medical devices, while maintaining protections for patients with high-cost and pre-existing conditions. And contrary to those who claim it would cut Medicaid, spending would rise annually in a sustainable way.

History has shown that states are laboratories of democracy. Our proposal is based on the principles of welfare reform, where states improved the lives of their citizens while saving taxpayers money……..”  Please read on below:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/09/20/senator-ron-johnson-let-states-tailor-health-care-editorials-debates/105830692/

Fanatical Leftists Intimidate the Church to Join Their Hate Groups

With the disappearance  of our America’s traditional  JudeoChristian foundation, Leftism with all of its deceit and evil   is the new religion in  town and at school and university,  and among the nation’s black population,   in the news industry and in command of the Democrat Party.     It is a relatively  new noise in America now consisting primarily of feminists, the nazier the better, the  more devoted black racists, the more fanatic, the more powerful weapons they  use to threaten and conquer.   The following demonstrates a new truck of their old trade:

https://townhall.com/columnists/marcnewman/2017/08/14/selectively-calling-on-the-church-n2368396        (article sent by Mark Waldeland)

Minnesota and Obama’s Obama Care Racket

Jason Lewis: Reform Medicaid to sustain it for those who need it most

by Jason Lewis, Minnesota Congressman    (article sent by Mark Waldeland)

“Before the Affordable Care Act was passed, Minnesota had one of the oldest, largest and more successful high-risk insurance pools in the U.S. This covered those who couldn’t get coverage in the individual market, but who also didn’t qualify for the federal-state Medicaid program designed for the disabled, poor children, the aged, and the blind.

In 2010, the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA) covered about 15 percent of all high-risk pool enrollees in the nation, and, in addition to assessments on insurers, state general fund appropriations financed assistance for low-income recipients. Premiums were roughly half of what they are today in the individual market.

Obamacare changed all that……….”    Do read on, please!

http://www.twincities.com/2017/07/13/jason-lewis-tighten-medicaid-to-sustain-it-for-those-who-need-it-most/

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DONALD’S FIRST MONTH AS PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES……
and the following list of articles  is what these screwballs of today’s American  press have to offer.   They are all shook up……Oh, my!
Their vacuousness  has been challenged and, at last exposed.  They are being found bigots and brainless, yet possess enough yesterday’s breath of brainpower to stir concern.
Our Donald has exposed them all, left and right, by reminding us  who these  ‘pretenders’ of  selling newspaper and television “truth”  really are…..intellectual slobs of the intolerant, know nothing graduates of America’s  universities of arrogance.
It is likely the most championed of New York City’s exposed  screwballs  is this St. Louis Park, Minnesota Jewish guy, Thomas Friedman…..and he’s not even listed below.  St. Louis Park is the place where his kin banned things Mark Twain from school and libraries  for his “Huckleberry Finn”……because  Huck’s  best buddy’s name was,  “Nigger Jim”.
Thank God for the election of our magnificent, full blooded  American President, Donald J. Trump who dares to expose the rot in America caused by political hacks in the press, the states and Washington,  over the past generation….leading to and abetting the crimes  of the hate-America street and college savages from California to New York.    Please take your pick of paper below….it’s America before Trump:

Trump’s 20 Year Road to the White House Was There for All to See

OUR COUNTRY IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE.   WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW CHEVROLET IN TOKYO?    US IS A DUMPING GROUND FOR EVERYONE ELSE’S PROBLEMS.