• 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

When Did Fascists Come to Own Middlebury College?

LEARNING FROM LEGUTKO AT MIDDLEBURY

by Scott Johnson  at  PowerLine:

Over the weekend Steve called out Middlebury College as another college that deserves to die when it canceled a planned public lecture by the Polish philosopher Ryszard Legutko. Legutko was the editor of Solidarity’s official journal of philosophy and, since Poland overcame its Communist subjection, he has served at the highest levels of Polish government as well as in the EU’s European Parliament. He is also the author, as Carl Eric Scott put it in NR, of “the challenging book The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies.

Steve found Middlebury the perfect example of a place yielding to the totalitarian temptation: “Supposedly it was the threat of violent protests like those that shut down Charles Murray’s appearance at Middlebury two years ago that led the administration to cancel Legutko’s talk, but a clarifying email shows that the real reason the administration offered is even more cowardly.” Steve quoted the email to reveal the depth of the administration’s cowardice.

However, this was not the end of the story. Middlebury professor Matthew Dickinson said he’d allow Legutko to appear stealthily in his class if all his students approved on a secret ballot. All nine students voted yes. When word circulated on social media, the audience grew to 45 students.

Shades of Solidarity! I wish I could have been there. As Steve suggests, the Middlebury story provides a case study in the phenomena dissected in Legutko’s book.

As it happens, Adrian Vermeule has just published a brilliant review of the book in First Things under the title “Liturgy of liberalism.” Toward the end of Professor Vermeule’s summary of Legutko’s argument, he writes:

Liberalism needs an enemy to maintain its sacramental dynamism. It can never rest in calm waters, basking in the day of victory; it is essential that at any given moment there should be a new battle to be fought. The good liberal should always be able to say, “We have made progress, but there is still much to do.” This is why the triumph of same-sex marriage actually happened too suddenly and too completely. Something else was needed to animate liberalism, and transgenderism has quickly filled the gap, defining new forces of reaction and thus enabling new iterations and celebrations of the Festival. And if endorsement and approval of self-described “gender identity” becomes a widely shared legal and social norm, a new frontier will be opened, and some new issue will move to the top of the public agenda, something that now seems utterly outlandish and is guaranteed to provoke fresh opposition from the cruel forces of reaction—polygamy, perhaps, or mandatory vegetarianism.

Read the whole thing here.

(Note from ghr:  I happened to received my Master’s Degree  from Middlebury College over 50 years ago.   It was a three year summer program.  All of the classes were given in Russian.  Students all, had to speak Russian at all times while on campus.

Our instructors were Classical Russians, not Soviet ones which seems to have invaded the schools during the Obama years.   Many were off-spring of the countless “White Russian” Orthodox refugees who fled the Fascist Soviet Revolution and its wars in the early 1920s  winding up in Manchuria….Mukden, if I remember correctly, most winding up in San Francisco.

They had to flee, families and all, to escape the champion human killer  of them all, Mao Tse Dung in his battles to conquer China when his  gangs invaded Manchuria in 1949.   Most of them settled in the San Francisco area.

I had studied Russian and Soviet Studies at the University of Minnesota in the early 1950s.   After my army stint I got a summer scholarship to ‘rehabilitate’  my Russian at San Francisco State College where I was introduced to this  exceedingly well educated, elegant, aristocratic, knowledge-driven and polite group of people I had, have ever met….all speaking classical  gorgeous Russian! ……and when needed, gorgeous English with a upper class accent and wordings.

Fussy folk were they!  They were intolerant, impatient when it came to  how their students were going to  pronounce every word.  It better be their  Russian…or else!   I wanted to please them, so I spoke  as I was told.

It came to be handy….not merely because I was going to teach Russian for twelve years, but because I was to be IN the USSR on two occasions, 1966 and again in 1990 a few years before the Soviet citizen prison system of life fell to today’s  second or third rate.

Most of the  summer instructors I had at Middlebury College were folks of the same character,  blood and demands of these classical Russians who settled in San Francisco so many years ago.  Visiting the 1966 Soviet Union was one of the greatest experiences of my life.   The nation required Russian citizens to speak only  Russian in public, or else!

None of these classical Russians then teaching Russian 50 years ago at Middlebury were Communists, Socialists, or Feminazis  of the  kind  we find in this Soviet Middlebury of today.

Isn’t that what happens when a fascistic, feminized culture and its teachings no longer have any interest in seeking TRUTH!?)

 

 

 

Virginia’s National NCAA Basketball’s 2019 Champions’ Coach’s Blueprint for Success

Virginia Basketball Coach Tony Bennett’s Five Pillars to Live By is a Blueprint for Success

by Jim Daly at  Daly Focus                   (Article sent by Mark Waldeland.)

. . . What was Coach Bennett’s reaction after the overtime win?

A strong Christian, the Wisconsin native was clear about his priorities, saying in a post-game interview, “I do want to thank the Lord and my Savior.”

Bennett’s faith has served as the foundation for his life since high school, when he was first introduced to Jesus at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp here in Colorado.

The championship coach credits pastor David Chadwick, a former basketball player with the University of North Carolina, with helping him nurture and grow his faith during his three seasons with the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

As he transitioned from playing to coaching, Bennett’s faith and focus was further refined.

“If my life is just about winning championships—if it’s just about being the best—then I’m running the wrong race,” he once said. “That’s empty. But if it’s about trying to be excellent and do things the right way, to honor the university that’s hired you, the athletic director you work for and the young men you’re coaching—always in the process trying to bring glory to God—then that’s the right thing.”

As a coach, Bennett regularly prays for his players, whether they’re Christians or not.

“How many people are mad at you when you tell them that you’ve prayed for them?” Bennett once asked a reporter.

(Please read the following review of Coach Bennett’s Five Pillars:)

Virginia Basketball Coach Tony Bennett’s Five Pillars to Live By is a Blueprint for Success

Prager University’s WHY TRUMP WON IN 2016

THE GLOBAL WARMING LIE CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Countless billions of American dollars have been spent in the past twenty years supporting  the con-artist Al Gore political campaign that the Earth is dramatically heating up, and that this heating up is, will be a killer to all human kind, and that the white man is responsible for this coming disaster unless you and your government support  the cause financially and politically by  supporting Democrats and Fascists throughout the World.

Yet there is NO evidence whatsoever that white man’s inventions have any significant effect upon global warming whatsoever BEYOND THE POLITICAL.

It’s all a racket!?!   …. Al Gore, a con-artist of the Ages?!!   YES, ACCORDING TO WHAT MANKIND DOES KNOW ABOUT OUR EARTH’S PAST.

Twelve thousand years ago most of my Minnesota was a thousand or more feet under ice for several thousand years.   Yet, 65,000,000 years ago the Dakota plains to the West of us in Minnesota were populated by dinosaurs, jungles, and ferns hundreds of feet tall.

You, dear adult readers, should have been taught such reality when you were in school….but your teachers were poorly educated…..and have much slouched now selling fascism to your children.

Craig Rucker has been stalwart for years in his efforts challenging the Al Gore corrupt financial and political world selling GLOBAL WARMING!

He wrote the other day:

“Glenn,

The global warming campaign would have more credibility if its proponents weren’t constantly getting caught in the lie.

They spin the facts and the media let’s them get away with it.  Sadly for team warming, there are still plenty of us out there who won’t let bogus claims go unchallenged.  If the science was actually settled, why distort the news?

Case in point, check out the excellent article Dr. Jay Lehr posted at CFACT.orgdebunking (yet again) the spurious claim that 97% of scientists all agree that no global warming claim, no matter how wild, dare ever be challenged.

Many articles have been written to refute this claim but they all dig into the statistical weeds. Common sense alone should set you straight. If the reader wishes he or she could read the original paper by Naomi Oreskes that started it all in Science Magazine in December of 2004. Be aware you might die laughing…

Simple proof of this erroneous talking point is provided by the Global Warming Petition Project at the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine in 2015. They obtained signatures on a Declaration from 31,478 American scientists, including 9,021 with Ph.D.s that stated they did not believe man kind had a significant impact on his climate. The declaration included the words: “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human releases of carbon dioxide methane or other greenhouse gases are causing or will in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environment of the Earth.”

They made all the names available in a paper back book.It is rather doubtful that these people all comprise the 3% of non believers.

Check out Dr. Lehr’s full account.

Science works on objective reality, not consensus.

Especially not a phony consensus.

For nature and people too,

Craig Rucker
President

The Disappearance of Teaching TRUTH and KNOWLEDGE in Today’s American Schools and Universities!

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A Star At Last Arrives at Attorney General Office!

AG Barr Will Review FBI’s Actions In 2016 Trump Probe

by John Sexton   at  HotAir:

Attorney General William Barr has put together a team which will look at decisions the FBI made in 2016 when it started an investigation of then-candidate Donald Trump. Barr confirmed the investigation during House testimony. From Bloomberg:

“I am reviewing the conduct of the investigation and trying to get my arms around all the aspects of the counterintelligence investigation that was conducted during the summer of 2016,” Barr told a House panel on Tuesday.

Barr’s inquiry is separate from a long-running investigation by the Justice Department’s inspector general, said the person, who asked not to be identified discussing sensitive matters. The FBI declined to comment. Barr said he expected the inspector general’s work to be completed by May or June…

“That’s great news he’s looking into how this whole thing started back in 2016,” Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Tuesday of Barr’s interest in the issue. “That’s something that has been really important to us. It’s what we’ve been calling for.”

Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto last month that he planned to investigate elements of the FBI investigation once the Mueller report was in the rear-view mirror:

Once we put the Mueller report to bed, once Barr comes to the committee and takes questions about his findings and his actions, and we get to see the Mueller report, consistent with law, then we are going to turn to finding out how this got off the rails.

I know Attorney General Barr. It’s not if he looks at what happened. It’s how he does. Does he do it internally? Does he appoint a special counsel? Mr. Horowitz is looking at the FISA abuse allegations. I will be looking at the FISA abuse.

I will be looking at the counterintelligence operation. Why did they not tell Trump if it truly was a counterintelligence operation? There will be a lot of inquiry as to how this all happened.

I’m well aware of what Democrats think of this investigation but it’s hard to keep calling it a distraction when the Mueller report is complete and the investigation into collusion is over. At least it should be over, but Democrats are doing their best to stretch out the narrative for as long as possible.

We learned earlier today from Barr’s testimony (which Allahpundit wrote about here) that several of the deep mysteries Democrats have been focused on recently really aren’t that mysterious. For one, Democrats will be seeing the redacted report within a week. For two, Mueller’s office was given a chance to review the so-called summary document and declined. For three, Barr had a heads up about which way the report would come down on the main issues which helps explain how he was able to review it within 48-hours and write a letter about it.

This is really just a game for Democrats at this point. The big question, about collusion, has been answered. But once they get the full report, it will be passed through the Rachel Maddow conspiracy filter to produce dozens of new questions and hundreds of new news stories promising further revelations to come. They can tease this out for months just as they have for the past two years, always promising a “Boom” that never comes. The game won’t end because it’s not tethered to any reality except one: The very real demand of the left-wing base for an endless stream of anti-Trump content. The base will keep playing that tune and Adam Schiff and Rachel Maddow will keep dancing to it on MSNBC.

https://hotair.com/archives/2019/04/09/ag-barr-will-review-fbis-actions-2016-trump-probe/

Ignorance, Corruption, and The Fascist Sale of Global Warming

Fascists, whether our today’s neoDemocrat Party,  Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, or Mao China, rely on the ignorance they preach, threaten,  create and control over their populations.  For the human female animal if left alone to her animal self, TRUTH HAS NO MEANING!  Security does above all matter!

The college age human female is the easiest among the human species to abandon seeking Truth.  She is primarily a creature of feelings.  Not born a curious animal, she demands, seeks security uber alles for her protection and  safety for her “off spring”…..the primary purpose for her existence upon this Earth.

In our America today, she goes to school and college  to become  a superior  abnormal, a feminist  fascist programmed with feelings  to join a Revolution ala Bernie Sanders, Gloria Steinem, or bodies leftier.

Remember that solving problems is not a primary, secondary, or tertiary  human female animal drive  in life.   SECURITY IS!

Yet, Global Warming Alarm today is  a wild hysteria played by human boys at universities, the United Nations, and government centers  throughout the world selling terror to rule the world into a single fascist state where the human male can RULE and DICTATE!

We live in an America today where feminist  leftist ignorance seems to be replacing the historical male drive to expose the unknown in its educational and news world!

TODAY’S FASCIST  LEFTISTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD PREACH THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS MAN-MADE CAUSED BY WESTERN WHITE MALES’ INVENTIONS  OVER THE PAST  CENTURIES.   BILLIONS OF DOLLARS HAVE BEEN DONATED TO WORLD INDIVIDUALS AND INSTITUTION TO PROVE THE PROPAGANDA OR LOSE THEIR FORTUNES AND CAREERS.

IF WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT OUR EARTH’S PAST WERE TAUGHT TO AMERICAN STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS  RATHER THAN SOLD THE GLOBAL COOLING LIE   BY AMERICAN PRESIDENT LOSER  AL GORE,  TRUTH ABOUT OUR EARTH’S CLIMATE PAST WOULD EXPOSE PERHAPS THE GREATEST FINANCIAL CORRUPTION IN WORLD HISTORY!     Only twelve thousand or so years ago, the Duluth Minnesota area was under about 500 feet of glacial ice.   Al Gore’s disciples and schools  don’t mention that.  Nor do they teach much about dinosaurs, the big ones, were running around  North and South Dakotas for millions of years until about 65,000,000 years ago.

WE REALLY DON’T KNOW CLOUDS AT ALL

by  John Hinderaker  at PowerLine:

Global warming hysteria is not based on observation–the Earth’s atmosphere is not warming significantly–but, rather, on computer models. Of course, a computer model will do more or less what its designer tells it to, and the fact that the alarmists’ models do not predict global temperatures accurately has somehow failed to dent the religious faith of those who believe in catastrophic anthropogenic global warming.

The Science and Environmental Policy Project’s The Week That Was highlights the critical importance of clouds, and our utter ignorance of how they work:

On her web site, Judith Curry bring up a translated interview with Bjorn Stevens of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. He brings up many of the problems with the Climate Establishment, such as:

* Global warming forecasts are still surprisingly inaccurate.

* “Climate sensitivity” [is largely unknown].

* “Back in the 1970s, it was determined using primitive computer models. The researchers
came to the conclusion that their value is likely somewhere between 1.5 and 4.5 degrees.

* “This result has not changed until today, about 40 years later. And that’s exactly the
problem.”

The failure to advance knowledge over 40 years is despite enormous increases in computational power of computers and tens of billions spent on “climate science.”

The difficulties he and his fellow researchers face can be summed up in one word: clouds. The mountains of water vapor slowly moving across the sky are the bane of all climate researchers.

First of all, it is the enormous diversity of its manifestations that makes clouds so unpredictable. Each of these types of clouds has a different effect on the climate. And above all: they have a strong effect.

Simulating natural processes in the computer is always particularly sensitive when small causes produce great effects. For no other factor in the climatic events, this is as true as for the clouds. If the fractional coverage of low-level clouds fell by only four percentage points, it would suddenly be two degrees warmer worldwide. The overall temperature effect, which was considered just acceptable in the Paris Agreement, is thus caused by four percentage points of clouds – no wonder that binding predictions are not easy to make.

In addition, the formation of clouds depends heavily on the local conditions. But even the most modern climate models, which indeed map the entire planet, are still blind to such small-scale processes.

It would be ridiculous to base economic policies on models that can’t predict atmospheric temperatures, and don’t even attempt to take into account such critically important factors as cloud formation.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/we-really-dont-know-clouds-at-all.php