• 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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POWERLINE: Beware of Democrat Richard Painter in GOP Clothing!


by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

The GOP has an opportunity to pick up a Senate seat in Minnesota. After the Democrats forced Al Franken out of office, Governor Mark Dayton appointed his Lieutenant Governor, Tina Smith, to serve until the general election in November. Smith is a little-known and rather faceless office-holder. As an urban leftist with questionable ties, e.g. as a former senior executive of Planned Parenthood, she is vulnerable. The question for Republicans is whether we have a strong candidate. Tim Pawlenty chose to run for governor rather than senator, so the most credible candidate so far is Karin Housley, a state senator who may be best known as the wife of Phil Housley, perhaps the best hockey player Minnesota has produced.

Now a guy named Richard Painter has stepped into the perceived vacuum and thrown his hat into the ring. Who is Richard Painter? He is a classic fake Republican. At one time, he held an “ethics” position in the George W. Bush administration, and he has parlayed that brief tenure into a career of Republican-bashing. We all know the type: a nominal Republican who probably hasn’t voted for a GOP candidate in a long time, but who sucks up time on cable news, trading on his supposed status as a Republican to lend weight to his attacks on actual Republicans. It is, frankly, a despicable species.

Over the last fourteen months, Painter has devoted himself to unhinged attacks on President Trump. Paul wrote about Painter’s baseless claims against Trump here. A Republican activist in Minnesota–a real Republican, in other words–sent us these comments on Painter. Copious footnotes are omitted:

What do you call someone who campaigns for Democrats, is vice chair of a left-wing “watchdog” group, voted for Hillary Clinton and then, atop his sinecure as a publicly paid university law professor, filed a lawsuit against President Trump less than a month into his administration?

Why, if you’re the Minnesota media, he of course is simply described as “a top ethics scholar who worked as Republican President George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007.” Star Tribune pseudo columnist C.J., in her usual understatement for all things liberal, gushes over the “reasonable Republican” and “U corporate law professor and network TV political pundit who’s all over the flat screen.”

As I said, there is a demand for fake Republicans on Democratic Party cable news shows.

Richard Painter has the world on a string. Getting glowing media coverage all the while pulling the wool over the eyes of everyone else.

You see, Mr. Painter has been cleverly utilizing his brief tenure in the Bush administration for cover while he pursues the most liberal agenda one can fathom.

His lawsuit against Trump was ostensibly about a President not properly divorcing himself from business interests while serving in office. Painter even cites the “emoluments clause” of the Constitution prohibiting officeholders from receiving payments from foreigners.

But a federal judge in Manhattan threw out the lawsuit on behalf of Painter’s group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) and a few corporate cronies who compete with Trump, saying, “It is only natural that interest in his properties has generally increased since he became President,” Judge Daniels wrote, adding that ‘patrons may choose to frequent Mr. Trump’s businesses over his competitors’ for any number of reasons.”

The emoluments clause theory is, in my opinion, idiotic.

CREW, as most political observers in the press know, has long since abandoned any pretense of nonpartisanship, “focusing most of its firepower on Republicans” and lodging “ethics complaints against Republican vs. Democratic members of Congress at a rate of 9-to-1.” The Washington Free Beacon reports that “CREW’s complaints are just one part of a larger strategy to take down Trump using opposition research, media pressure, and the court system.”

As the website ZeroHedge so aptly put it when describing one of Painter’s more wild-eyed charges of Republican treason:

His Twitter feed reads like a disjointed Anti-Trump fanatic — hedged by his role inside of the GW Bush administration.

During the campaign, Mr. Painter was an outspoken advocate for Hillary — writing an oped piece in the NY Times saying she was the “only qualified candidate in the race and she should become president.” And: “There is little if any evidence that federal ethics laws were broken by Mrs. Clinton or anyone working for her at the State Department in their dealings with the foundation.”

Right (wink, wink). In short, the media, once again, have been caught trying to be duplicitous with their headlines — painting Painter as a former Republican distraught by the presence of Donald Trump in the White House — a conscientious objector, when in fact he’s nothing more than a life long liberal who happened to have a 2 year stint inside of GW’s administration.

Indeed, Painter routinely rails against the “mega-rich” recipients of the recently passed Republican tax cut. Trump’s travel ban, which was upheld by the Supreme Court, should have been overturned because “The president’s executive order is offensive and unconstitutional not only because it denies due process and is a thinly disguised ban on Muslims…but it also is heavily tilted toward the predominantly poor countries where the Trump organization is not doing business.” Really.

In an op-ed in the Times, the left wing activist Painter has also come out hard for gun control, saying, “The most blatant protection racket is orchestrated by the National Rifle Association…” and that naturally “the last election showed the costs to Republicans of succumbing to the N.R.A. and to other groups with extremist views on issues like homosexuality and stem cell research.”

Just your average Republican, according to the Star Tribune.

Richard Painter is a public employee at the University of Minnesota, deriving his hefty six-figure salary from the taxpayer while ostensibly holding one of the few jobs in America that would afford someone the time to file politically motivated lawsuits on the side.

If ethics are the new topic du jour of the Trump era, it’s high time someone in the press ask the university if taxpayers are really getting their money’s worth.

Does this Democrat in sheep’s clothing have a chance in the GOP primary? No. Republicans might be, as some have said, the stupid party, but we aren’t that dumb. Painter is actively campaigning for the Democratic candidate in Minnesota’s 2nd District, who is running to unseat solid conservative Jason Lewis. Not exactly the act of a loyal Republican, or a conservative. But we will continue to follow Painter’s attempt to steal the Republican nomination, particularly if he seems there is a risk he might fool Republican voters.



I met Dennis Prager four or five days before our  2004 Presidential election, GWBush verses JFK…the crooked sleaze, the corrupt, dishonest Massachusetts John F. Kerry adult boy married to the Heinz Tomato Sauce multimillion dollar world.   A close friend of mine, quiet, intelligent and alert, successful classical artist, Steve Levin had been a Prager companion via radio  while painting portraits and settings for some time.  He failed to share his conservatism with me.   Obama’s fascisms hadn’t been stirred  from the White House yet.

Tomato sauce JFK man became popular advertising his phony Hollywood-adorned movie scenes of his staged heroism in VietNam used dishonestly by the fascist left of that day to make America weaker again.   He skillfully reeked his evil to become a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and built upon this evil when he joined the leftist stars of the American Barack Hussein Obama gang becoming Secretary of State.

Politically, I had become “liberal” of the day having graduated from college where I toyed with  a number of undergraduate and graduate degrees dealing with Geography, Russian, and Horticulture.

I was either born or programmed to be a loner.  Being old enough  now, and trained to be truthful (OR ELSE!)  by my Lutheran Church when a child, or until my 13th birthday by my natively bright, hugely popular ( but hysterical) Germanic mother who joined the adult world after graduating grade school at age 13 in 1919, from  Emanuel German Lutheran Church of the German West Side St. Paul, Minnesota.   My popular, liked by everybody who knew him, dad worked at his drug store 60 plus hours a week and played competitive summer softball twice a week until he was 55 “come hell or high water”.

As long as I can remember, I have lived alone….and despite difficulties, enjoyed the style….for I was taught in a JudeoChristian religion  and  knowledge by devoted, wonderfully well educated public school old maids from kindergarten to college still in the decades of American life where KNOWLEDGE WAS TAUGHT “BECAUSE CONSUMING KNOWLEDGE WOULD LEAD US TO  BECOME CLOSER TO THE GOODNESS OF GOD, FOR GOD KNOWS ALL THINGS……the good and evil.

I also learned  in my  freshman   PUBLIC high school English class  the following  beautiful words of  art with soul:  THERE IS NEITHER GOOD NOR BAD.  ONLY THINKING MAKES IT SO!   I have never forgotten that TRUTH THROUGH POETRY from that day on!

In Church I had to memorize  the Psalms verse,  “As for Man, his days are as grass.  As the Lily of the Field, so he flourisheth.  And the Wind passeth over it,  and it is Gone….and the Place Thereof Shall Know it no More!”

Death was quite common among families during the 1930 and 1940  depression and war years of my life.  All four of my  grandparents, three uncles, a cousin and an aunt died before I was twelve.

The more a human male animal  learns, the more he  loves learning…..It is a drug….for good and, as a truth of life, sometimes not so good!

I am a Dennis Prager fan…..more than that, I love the religious Dennis for the  preacher he has become…..the preaching from my earlier American generation, the Truth I was taught in both Church and public school that one would become closer to God through knowledge by seeking  Truth by absorbing knowledge!




Victor Davis Hanson Exposes the Real Genius of Donald John Trump




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Democrat Leftist Star, Hilary Rosen Accuses Coat for being AntiSemitic


by John Hinderaker  at  PowerLine:

Lord knows we don’t undertake to point out and rebut every instance of left-wing media insanity. There are only four of us, and only 24 hours in a day. And it is pointless to chase every rabbit that crosses our path. But at least once or twice a day, it is appropriate to note that the Left has gone stark, raving mad.

Today’s exhibit is Hilary Rosen, Democratic Party insider and CNN political commentator. Rosen is best remembered as the DNC shill who, during the 2012 presidential campaign, told us that Ann Romney had never worked a day in her life–an Obama theme that blew up in her face like an exploding cigar.

Yesterday, Rosen went to a basketball game between Georgetown and Syracuse and noticed a kid wearing a coat with a bacon pattern. For some inexplicable reason, she jumped to the conclusion that the bacon outfit was an anti-Semitic slur. I have no idea why she thought this, as most people like bacon for obvious reasons. And if she wanted to go down that road for some reason, why wouldn’t it be an anti-Muslim slur?

She tweeted this:


“Bigots lose”? So, are the Georgetown players and coaches bigots now? Was Rosen drunk? That is the most charitable explanation I can come up with.

It turns out that the Georgetown student with the bacon suit is named Michael Bakan:

The student in the suit, junior Michael Bakan, told The Daily Caller he was shocked when friends started sending him screenshots of the tweet. He explained that the suit was a joke about his last name, which is pronounced “bacon.”

“At first I thought it was a joke,” Bakan said of Rosen’s accusation. “The real way [my last name] is pronounced is bacon, and that was the impetus behind the costume. I’ve worn it to three games now.”

I take it the bacon suit guy is in the middle near the bottom of the photo. Syracuse won the game, and Rosen added this tweet:

For American liberals, the wheels are coming off. Over and over, the Left has been exposed as the home of lunatics. What is remarkable is that media organizations like CNN, the Washington Post and MSNBC continue to employ crazies like Hilary Rosen.

PAUL ADDS: So the guy’s very name is anti-Semitic. The bigot.

This cannot stand. Arrest him immediately.


Fox News, Tell the Truth! Norm Coleman Beat Thief Franken in the 2008 MN Senate Contest!


by Ann Coulter

“It’s bad enough that the Republican Party can’t prevent Democrats from voting in its primaries and saddling us with The New York Times’ favorite Republican as our presidential nominee. If the Republican Party can’t protect an election won by the incumbent U.S. senator in Minnesota, there is no point in donating to the Republican Party.

The day after the November election, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman had won his re-election to the U.S. Senate, beating challenger Al Franken by 725 votes.

Then one heavily Democratic town miraculously discovered 100 missing ballots. In another marvel, they were all for Al Franken! It was like a completely evil version of a Christmas miracle.

As strange as it was that all 100 post-election, “discovered” ballots would be for one candidate, it was even stranger that the official time stamp for the miracle ballots printed out by the voting machine on the miracle ballots showed that the votes had been cast on Nov. 2 — two days before the election.

Democratic election officials in the miracle-ballot county simply announced that the date stamp on their voting machine must have been broken. Don’t worry about it — they were sure those 100 votes for Franken were legit.

Next, another 400-odd statistically improbable “corrections” were made in other Democratic strongholds until — by the end of election week — Coleman’s lead had been whittled down to a mere 215 votes.

Since then, highly irregular counting methods have added to Franken’s total bit by bit, to the point that Coleman is now ahead by only 188 votes.

As long as Coleman maintains any lead at all, Republicans don’t seem to care that Coleman’s advantage is being shrunk by laughable ballot “discoveries” and different vote-count standards being applied from one precinct to the next — depending on which method of counting ballots is most advantageous to Franken.

Consider a few other chilling examples of Democrats thieving their way to victory over the years.

In 1974, Republican Louis Wyman won his race for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, beating Democrat John Durkin by 355 votes. Durkin demanded a recount — which went back and forth by a handful of votes until the state’s Ballot Law Commission concluded that Wyman had indeed won by (at least) two votes.

Wyman was certified the winner by the New Hampshire secretary of state and was on his way to Washington when … the overwhelmingly Democratic U.S. Senate refused to seat Wyman.

Despite New Hampshire’s certification of Wyman as the winner of the election, this was the post-Watergate Senate, when Democrats could get away with anything — including a madcap prank known as “President Jimmy Carter.”

The U.S. Senate spent months examining disputed ballots from the New Hampshire election. Unable to come up with a method to declare the Democrat the winner that didn’t involve a guillotine, the U.S. Senate forced New Hampshire to hold another election.

It was a breathtaking abuse of power. New Hampshire had certified a winner of its Senate election, but it was a Republican, so the Democratic Senate simply ordered a new election.

Demoralized Republicans stayed away from the race and, this time, the Democrat won the re-vote.

Even more egregious was a 1984 congressional race in Indiana. On election night, the incumbent Democrat Frank McCloskey appeared to have won a razor-thin victory of 72 votes. But after a correction was made in one county, it turned out his Republican opponent, Richard McIntyre, had won by 34 votes.

Republican McIntyre was certified the winner — which is when the trouble usually starts. Again, a majority Democrat House refused to seat the certified winner in a close election. (I’m sure it was just a coincidence that the winner was a Republican.)

Consequently, Indiana performed yet another recount of the entire district, which again showed that Republican McIntyre was the winner — this time by 418 votes.

As The Washington Post reported at the time: There were “no allegations of fraud” in the recount and 90 percent of ballot disqualifications had been agreed to “by election commissions dominated by Democrats.” So, naturally, the House refused to seat the Republican even though he had received the most votes in the election, which in most jurisdictions would make him “the winner.”

This time, instead of ordering the district to hold another election, the Democratic House saved everyone a lot of trouble by simply declaring Democrat Frank McCloskey the winner. By exactly four votes, according to the House’s count.

Rounding out our stories of Democratic vote-theft is the infamous 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State. Eerily similar to the ongoing “recount” in Minnesota, the Republican won the race on election night, but ballots favoring the Democrat kept being “discovered” until the Democrat finally eked out a majority. At that point, the recount was immediately halted and the Democrat declared the victor.

You would have to go back to Reconstruction to find an election that was stolen by the Republicans this way, but it’s all in a day’s work for the Democrats. Win or lose, Democrats will steal any close election.

That’s why they were so testy about the 2000 Florida election. It was the one time in the last century Republicans wouldn’t let Democrats steal an election they lost by less than a thousand votes.

No matter how many times Democrats steal elections, Republicans keep thinking the next time will be different. Minnesota is famously clean! It’s not like those other states. It’s not different. It’s still the Democrats.”

Note:   Brett Baier didn’t get his Al Franken news straight this evening on Fox News.

Baier claimed Franken won his first Senate contest by beating  Senator Norm Coleman in 2008 by 312 votes.  THE WINNER OF THE ORIGINAL OFFICIAL VOTE COUNT AT THE END OF THE COUNTING WAS U.S. SENATOR NORM COLEMAN BY 725 votes.    There would be a mandatory recount, however….which would include illegal voting at jails, Iron Range and Duluth precincts with more Franken voters than voting citizens……enough corruption in the 8th Congressional district to make certain Obama’s 60th vote in the Senate would be assured.

In a number of elections including the year of the Franken fraud,   very, very, senior citizens in the seventh and eighth congressional districts would be bused to voting stations and the programmed “well intended” leftist bus driver would assist each individual to vote Democrat whether one wanted to or not.