• 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

Will Our Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar Sabotage “Secretary of State” Mike Pompeo This Week?

Minnesota’s Senator Amy Klobuchar is one of the very few civilized Democrats still alive  in our today’s American Congress, a daughter of a very difficult Jim Klobuchar of   gopherland sports world around a half a  century ago..

She is naturally civilized,  quiet,  politely straight forward, and very reserved……from Gopherland’s  Iron Range blood.

I am in the landscape garden business and served as her landscaper  before she began to push her political buttons years ago.   Pleasant, quiet, appreciating,  thanking, paying on time with a pleasant smile, so foreign from the habits of contemporary  fascist Dem uglies performing  in Congress, television, and newspapers these days.   One might also guess she’s actually religious, as well!

She was interviewed  on BBC Television that evening our Donald defeated that Hillary, February 8, 2016 and made my local roots very proud of her winsome adulthood.

She has an opportunity to demonstrate before her state and country, true honor and wisdom by voting for Mike Pompeo at Secretary of State this coming week.   I don’t think she could be damaged by the fanatic  leftist wing of her Democrat Party if she thought of her country first and so,  voted American for Mr. Pompeo!!

 

Sleaze and the Salem Radio Network

Here in  Leftyland,   Minnesota, citizens seeking “honest” Truth listen to Dennis Prager at 1280 AM on ones radio dial in the Twin Cities.

It was  at Salem Radio Network, 1280 on my AM dial that day when  I first met Our Dennis Prager a week or so before  the ELEVATION OF KING SLEAZE, John F. Kerry of VietNam FAKE FILM FAME, that fake news political STARman, Kerry,  that fake news movie-star DIRECTORman,  John F. Kerry, that  ACTORman,  John F. Kerry of fake news Leftist fame who was expected to become President   PHONYman first class, John F. Kerry of the United States of America.

(Kerry married wealthfully……  I haven’t bought anything name “Heinz” ever since.)

I could tell immediately this radio guy, Dennis Prager,  was some kind of a true conservative, a rare breed in those days…..and better yet, wasn’t afraid to expose Truth from his thoughts as he had studied it.

Although twenty years past retirement, I still work outdoors for a living from April to November, which means I still have winter to settle indoors during lunch hour praying Dennis Prager is still Dennis Prager at SRN 1280.

I am NOT a fan of shallow-man, Michael Medved who follows Our Dennis on SRN in our schedule of the week day.

SRN is NOT a radio channel in love with Our Donald, U.S. President Trump.  It sells itself as a Christian network as described here by leftist Wikileaks:

 

“Salem Radio Network is a United States-based radio network that specializes in syndicated Christian talk, music, and secular news/talk programming. It is a division of the Salem Media Group.”

For many months, perhaps going back to the time Our Donald was Inaugurated a year ago last January, SRN’s news reports during Dennis Prager’s conservative radio show, Monday through Friday have a fixation against the President as if the Dennis Prager show is sponsored by CNN, MSNBC, at their worst.

Today’s  first hour SRN news interlude contained a lengthy ‘expose’ news of the day of  an alleged sexual liaison Our Donald some well known hooker received $130,000 for the evening and/or not advertising the event.

Another interlude for SRN  “news selling”  during   Prager time announced that some male in the Donald Trump world had mailed some personal material with government paid stamps.

I admit I don’t like American President Donald J. Trump, for I LOVE DONALD J. TRUMP AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

He is the only American public figure of today I esteem more for his drive to make America Great Again, than Dennis Prager, who stands alone far above the crowd in second place.

I follow other SRN American stars during the morning and early evening, even visiting Michael Medved occasionally to see if the only thing he is still selling is himself.   THE ONLY ANTI CONSERVATIVE “NEWS” ATTACKS BY SRN SALESMANSHIP ARE THOSE WHICH ‘SMEAR’ OUR DONALD DURING THE DENNIS PRAGER SHOW.

Our President, Donald J. Trump could not have become the 45th President of our United States without the overwhelming numbers of votes from our country’s Christian community.  I am so proud of us.

I am not fond of Fox News….It’s New Yorker stuff, tar and street urban stuff, snobby college class know nothing about Earth and Life stuff, yesterday stuff.   They sell contrived news of the business eastern establishment!!!

However, their blacks are not lefty racist blacks, most of their feminists are not feminazis, and they don’t advertise fascism, antiAmericanism, Marxism, and other such things to satisfy the foreign Spanish every day….which means Fox is NOT a carbon copy of MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, and other such modern college farms of know-nothings graduates, especially those sold stupidity regarding the creeping weather of MAN-MADE Killer Global Warming!

Yet, why the  leftist poison  SRN seems to be selling during the Dennis Prager Radio Show these days…..Or does  smearing Our Donald during the Prager hours bring in bigger profits for the company?

 

WIN, DENNIS PRAGER, WIN!!!

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/03/06/dennis_prager_on_suing_google_for_alleged_youtube_censorship.html

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/

Fascism Alive and Well at the University of Minnesota

 

A TURNING POINT FOR AMERICA’S CAMPUSES

by John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

In six short years since it was founded by 18-year-old Charlie Kirk, Turning Point USA has become a powerful force on America’s college campuses, with over 1,200 chapters across the country. Turning Point promotes free market, limited government policies in a fun, aggressive manner that is attuned to young people.

Tonight Charlie Kirk gave a speech at the University of Minnesota, sponsored by the TPUSA chapter there. My wife and I attended, along with our youngest daughter and a couple of her friends. Security was tight, apparently because of threats from liberals. There were at least eight or ten police officers guarding the venue, and you had to register in advance to be admitted.

Needless to say, whatever violence had been threatened failed to materialize, and there were not even any protesters. It takes commitment to protest outdoors on a December night in Minnesota. Despite the limitations imposed by security requirements, the crowd was good.

Kirk covered some of the basic points of TPUSA’s philosophy–pro-free enterprise, pro-America, anti-socialism–and then threw the program open for an extensive questions and answer session. Sitting directly in front of us were a pair of Communists:

The guy on the right wore a t-shirt that said “Marxist.com.” It turns out that there is such a web site. During the Q and A, Kirk, who loves to debate Communists, engaged in an extensive colloquy with this guy. It was not a fair fight, as Mr. Marxist.com was a sad specimen even by Socialist standards. He turned out to be an exponent of a rare form of Communism that starts from the premise that Lenin was murdered. Apparently there was a brief shining moment during the Russian Civil War when real Communism existed, but it was quickly snuffed out. By the time this guy was done, I felt sorry for him.

As the evening went on, I tried to put myself in the place of the Minneapolis and University of Minnesota police officers in attendance. Here was a speaker who thinks America is a great country; who believes in individual freedom and the Bill of Rights; who argues that our free enterprise system is good, while Communism is bad. And he is so controversial that he must be protected from violence by armed guards. I can only assume that the officers in attendance found this mystifying. The college students, on the other hand, know how the deck is stacked.

A footnote: when the event was concluded, quite a few kids lined up to have their pictures taken with Charlie Kirk. One of them told Charlie that he had put up a poster promoting the event in his dorm, and in response someone sent out an email to the effect that displaying the poster was a racist hate crime. The punch line, of course, is that the kid who put up the poster is African-American.

This is a snapshot, one of countless such vignettes, of the battle that is being fought every day in our colleges and universities. The situation is, as we all know, grim. But Turning Point is worth keeping your eye on. It offers a beacon of sanity to our college kids.

 

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/12/a-turning-point-for-americas-campuses.php

The Ugly Washington Post Allows “GOD BLESS THE U.S. MARINES” to Enter Its News

God bless the US MARINES!      (article sent by Arlene and Bruce Taber)
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By Frank Schaeffer of the Washington Post
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“Before my son became a Marine, I never thought much about who was
defending me. Now when I read of the war on terrorism or the coming
conflict in Iraq, it cuts to my heart. When I see a picture of a
member of our military who has been killed, I read his or her name
very carefully. Sometimes I cry.
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In 1999, when the barrel-chested Marine recruiter showed up in dress
blues and bedazzled my son John, I did not stand in the way. John was
headstrong, and he seemed to understand these stern, clean men with
straight backs and flawless uniforms. I did not. I live in the
Volvo-driving, higher education-worshiping North Shore of Boston. I
write novels for a living. I have never served in the military.
It had been hard enough sending my two older children off to
Georgetown and New York University. John’s enlisting was unexpected,
so deeply unsettling. I did not relish the prospect of answering the
question, “So where is John going to college?” from the parents who
were itching to tell me all about how their son or daughter was going
to Harvard. At the private high school John attended, no other
students were going into the military.
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“But aren’t the Marines terribly Southern?” (Says a lot about
open-mindedness in the Northeast) asked one perplexed mother while
standing next to me at the brunch following graduation. “What a waste,
he was such a good student,” said another parent. One parent (a
professor at a nearby and rather famous university) spoke up at a
school meeting and suggested that the school should “carefully
evaluate what went wrong.”
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When John graduated from three months of boot camp on Parris Island,
3000 parents and friends were on the parade deck stands. We parents
and our Marines not only were of many races but also were
representative of many economic classes. Many were poor. Some arrived
crammed in the backs of pickups, others by bus. John told me that a
lot of parents could not afford the trip.
.
We in the audience were white and Native American. We were Hispanic,
Arab, African American and Asian. We were former Marines wearing the
scars of battle, or at least baseball caps emblazoned with battles’
names. We were Southern whites from Nashville and skinheads from New
Jersey, black kids from Cleveland wearing ghetto rags and white
ex-cons with ham-hock forearms defaced by jailhouse tattoos. We would
not have been mistaken for the educated and well-heeled parents
gathered on the lawns of John’s private school a half-year before.
 .
After graduation, one new Marine told John, “Before I was a Marine,
if I had ever seen you on my block I would’ve probably killed you just
because you were standing there.” This was a serious statement from
one of John’s good friends, a black ex-gang member from Detroit who,
as John said, “would die for me now, just like I’d die for him.”
My son has connected me to my country in a way that I was too selfish
and insular to experience before. I feel closer to the waitress at our
local diner than to some of my oldest friends. She has two sons in the
Corps. They are facing the same dangers as my boy. When the guy who
fixes my car asks me how John is doing, I know he means it. His
younger brother is in the Navy.
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Why were I and the other parents at my son’s private school so
surprised by his choice? During World War II, the sons and daughters
of the most powerful and educated families did their bit. If the idea
of the immorality of the Vietnam War was the only reason those lucky
enough to go to college dodged the draft, why did we not encourage our
children to volunteer for military service once that war was done?
Have we wealthy and educated Americans all become pacifists? Is the
world a safe place? Or have we just gotten used to having somebody
else defend us? What is the future of our democracy when the sons and
daughters of the janitors at our elite universities are far more
likely to be put in harm’s way than are any of the students whose
dorms their parents clean?
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I feel shame because it took my son’s joining the Marine Corps to
make me take notice of who is defending me. I feel hope because
perhaps my son is part of a future “greatest generation.” As the storm
clouds of war gather, at least I know that I can look the men and
women in uniform in the eye. My son is one of them. He is the best I
have to offer. John is my heart.
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Faith is not about everything turning out OK;
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Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.”
Oh, how I wish so many of our younger generations could read this
article. It makes me so sad to hear the way they talk with no respect
for what their fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers
experienced so they can live in freedom. Has freedom been replaced
with Free-Dumb. Please pass this on . . .
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THE NICEST PLACE TO BE IS IN SOMEONE’S THOUGHTS,
the safest place to be is in someone’s prayers,
and the very best place to be is ……..
in the hands of God.

Jewish Leftist Senator Feinstein Allergic to Roman Catholics, Christians in the Judiciary?

Feinstein was born Dianne Emiel Goldman in San Francisco, to Betty (née Rosenburg), a former model, and Leon Goldman, a surgeon. Feinstein’s paternal grandparents were Jewishimmigrants from Poland. Her maternal grandparents, the Rosenburg family, were from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2 Democrat Senators Show Hostility to Religion in Questions for Judicial Nominee

article by Tiffany Bates at the Daily Signal:        (article sent by Lisa Rich)

“Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?” is an unusual and inappropriate question for a senator to ask a judicial nominee. In fact, the Constitution forbids it.

But that didn’t stop Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., from probing Notre Dame Law professor Amy Coney Barrett about her faith. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. D-Calif., also chided Barrett for being a practicing Catholic, proclaiming, “The dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.”

Both senators appear to have forgotten Article VI’s admonition that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Officer or public Trust under the United States.”

The senators’ hostility to religion was loudly on display as Barrett and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Joan Larsen appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, having been nominated by the president to fill two federal appellate vacancies.

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President Donald Trump nominated Larsen for the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Michigan and Barrett for the 7th Circuit in Indiana. Both women have faced bitter scrutiny from the left. This makes sense, as both are brilliant, young, conservative, and female, making them serious contenders for a future Supreme Court vacancy.

After a delay, Democratic senators from both Michigan and Indiana have returned the nominees’ blue slips, allowing their nominations to move forward.

But just who are Larsen and Barrett?

Joan Larsen

It came as no surprise when Trump tapped Larsen for a seat on the 6th Circuit. She was one of 21 individuals on the list of judicial rock stars he used to fill the last Supreme Court vacancy.

A graduate of Northwestern University Law School, Larsen clerked for Judge David Sentelle on the D.C. Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. When asked what it was like to be a woman clerking for Scalia, she has often quipped, “Much like being a man clerking for him.”

In 1998, Larsen became an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where she taught constitutional law, criminal procedure, presidential power, and statutory interpretation.

Her academic career was interrupted by brief stints in private practice and as a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel.

In September 2015, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointed her to the state Supreme Court. Although Larsen has a relatively thin judicial record due to her short tenure on the court, she has made her views about judging very clear.

When Snyder appointed her, she stated, “I believe in enforcing the laws as written by the legislature and signed by the governor. I don’t think judges are a policy-making branch of the government.”

This is right in line with how her former boss, Scalia, viewed judging. Shortly after Scalia’s death, she penned an op-ed for The New York Times in which she wrote: “Justice Scalia believed in one simple principle: That law came to the court as an is not an ought. Statutes, cases, and the Constitution were to be read for what they said, not for what the judges wished they would say.”

In her 2016 retention election, she again made her views clear, writing:

Judges are supposed to interpret the laws; they are not supposed to make them. The separation of powers, enshrined in both our national and state constitutions, protects the people’s right to self-governance by allowing the elected representatives of the people to make the laws. Judges, like everyone else, are bound by those laws and must faithfully interpret them rather than re-writing them from the bench. Judges, after all, are the public’s servants, not the public’s masters.

Larsen has received an outpouring of support for her nomination, including endorsement letters from 32 University of Michigan law professors and former colleagues and 29 former government officials and colleagues.

During the hearing, she faced questions about her time at the Department of Justice and about a controversial memo that set forth a justification for enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding. But Larsen was not involved in researching or drafting that memo.

She also faced questions from senators about the role of legal precedents, as well as a 2004 law review article in which she criticized the use of foreign and international law in interpreting our Constitution.

Amy Coney Barrett

Like Larsen, Barrett has a sterling resume. After graduating from Rhodes College and Notre Dame Law School, Barrett clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman on the D.C. Circuit and for Scalia on the Supreme Court.

She then worked in private practice (where she was part of the team that represented George W. Bush in Bush v. Gore) before starting her career in academia, teaching briefly at George Washington University and the University of Virginia before joining the Notre Dame Law faculty in 2002.

She teaches constitutional law, federal courts, statutory interpretation, civil procedure, and evidence. Notre Dame twice recognized her as distinguished professor of the year.

Barrett is also a prolific writer, having published in leading law reviews across the country on topics including originalism, federal court jurisdiction, and the supervisory power of the Supreme Court.

In 2010, Chief Justice John Roberts appointed her to the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure, where she served for six years.

Barrett has robust bipartisan support from the legal community. Shortly after her nomination, endorsement letters poured in to the Judiciary Committee from lawyers across the political spectrum, including 450 former students49 Notre Dame law colleagues, and every fellow Supreme Court clerk that served with her.

The Judiciary Committee also received an endorsement letter from 73 law professors from across the country who called Barrett’s qualifications “first-rate,” including Neal Katyal, a prominent liberal who served as President Barack Obama’s acting solicitor general.

Barrett faced numerous questions about her writings, including her criticism of stare decisis or the role of precedent in judicial decision-making in certain circumstances.

For example, she has questioned the practice of judges relying on precedent when it conflicts with the original meaning of the Constitution’s text. Justice Clarence Thomas has also questioned the role of precedent in these circumstances.

She assured the committee, however, that as an appellate judge, she would follow all Supreme Court precedents, which are binding upon all lower court judges.

She also faced questions about a 1998 article that she co-authored as a law student, discussing Catholic judges participating in death penalty cases. In that article she considered situations in which the law and a judge’s religious faith conflict.

Senate Democrats attempted to distort her article, claiming she would put religious beliefs above the law. But in fact, she wrote, “The legal system has a solution for this dilemma—it allows (indeed it requires) the recusal of judges whose convictions keep them from doing their job.”

Barrett is not the first to broach this subject. Many Catholic judges have considered and written on this issue, including Judge William Pryor, who sits on the 11th Circuit, and Scalia.

Despite the tough questions they received, these two polished and accomplished women answered intelligently and gracefully. They both subscribed to the view that judges should not, under the guise of statutory or constitutional interpretation, impose their own policy preferences on the rest of society.

To date, the Senate has confirmed only six of Trump’s judicial nominees (including Justice Neil Gorsuch). But hearings are starting to pick up. Counting Larsen and Barrett, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings for six nominees this week.

With a stunning 162 current and known future vacancies and 32 nominees pending, let’s hope the Senate keeps it up.

http://dailysignal.com/2017/09/06/two-democrat-senators-show-hostility-to-religion-in-questions-for-judicial-nominee/?utm_source=TDS_Email