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george-washington-dayThis Thursday, February 22, is the 286th anniversary of the birth of America’s founder, the equal in nobility, heroism, and virtue of any human being who ever lived — George Washington.

What it is not, nor is any day such as today, Monday February 19, the phony holiday called "Presidents Day."

Let’s be quite clear on this.  There is no such holiday.  It exists only in the minds of furniture dealers, car salesmen, and those promulgating or deluded by Fake News.

It wasn’t until 1870 that there were any national holidays at all, recognized by the federal government and granting federal workers a day off, although four were recognized by most states:  the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years.  In 1870, Congress declared them national.

In 1879, Congress added Washington’s Birthday to the national list, which had been unofficially celebrated by most Americans for many decades.

It still is – there is no federal law proclaiming any day “Presidents Day.”  Where the Fake News begins is with a law called the Uniform Monday Holiday Act passed in 1968. It was the Democrat Congress and President Lyndon Johnson who damaged the memory of George Washington with this act of anti-patriotism.  Here it is:



If you’re not moved to tears by the President’s words, then you’re a libtard beyond redemption – like CNN’s Jim Acosta shouting his rude question at the end, which was appropriately ignored.

Of course, the entire libtard chorus went into instant hysteria demanding “gun control” in response to the Parkland horror yesterday – because the defining characteristic of Lefties is not caring about people, but rather caring about having power to control people.

This has been an extraordinary week, from tragedy to the ridiculous, a lot of good news, and breaking news today that could be the tipping point we’ve waited for with the Trump Presidency – although the ending not what you expect.  Here we go…



rat-corneredIt’s fun to watch the rats scurry as the walls close in.

On Inauguration Day last year, January 20, 2017, Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice emailed a lengthy memo to herself about a meeting in the Oval Office January 5th.

Ms. Rice sent the memo at 12:15 p.m., 15 minutes after Donald Trump had become president, at the last possible time her email could be included in Obama administration archives. And after anyone else in the Obama administration could have seen it.

Attending that meeting, she said, were President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and herself.

The topic was the Steele dossier and the FBI investigation of “collusion” between Team Trump and the Russians.

What it exposed was collusion between Comey’s FBI and the Obama White House to lie about Trump.



russian-dossier-flowchartWhat is the endgame to never-ending wrongdoing?

The FISA-gate, Clinton emails, and Uranium One scandals are sort of reaching a consensus. Many things quite wrong and illegal were done by both Hillary Clinton and her entourage and members of the Obama agencies and administration — both the acts themselves and the cover-ups and omissions that ensued.

The wide-spread criminality is monumental.  The American public is becoming more aware of it by the day, and that many of the above pictured individuals and their minions need justice to be served upon them.

But will it?  Or will they skate, getting away with everything – as a growing number of cynics believe?  Here’s why it has to be the former, for the consequences of the latter would be too destructive for our Republic to bear.



hillarys-dirtiest-trickFor law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth.

So it is with the scandalous behavior of the FBI during its probe into whether President Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia in 2016. One layer at a time, we’re learning how flawed and dirty that probe was.

The latest layer is the revelations in the letter GOP Sens. Charles Grassley and Lindsey Graham wrote to the Justice Department.  There are many more layers of the onion to peel, but here’s where we are now:

It increasingly appears that the Clinton machine was the secret, original source of virtually all the allegations about Trump and Russia that led to the FBI investigation. It’s the dirtiest dirty trick ever played in presidential history.



farce-is-nearer-tragedyThe more we learn about #Russiagate, or what we might now call #Dossiergate, the more the whole affair comes to resemble a Ken Kesey novel.

Considers all the players in this unbelievably bizarre saga, including Sid "Vicious" Blumenthal,  Cody "The Hatchet" Shearer, James "Reinhold Niebuhr" Comey, text-messaging "Pyramus"  Peter Strzok and "Thisbe" Lisa Page, Andrew "The Vanisher" McCabe, Mark "Big Leaks" Warner, Christopher "Get Smart" Steele, Adam "Mendacity" Schiff, and Bruce and Nellie "Ratched" Ohr – not to mention the half-dozen or so other nameless people who mysteriously disappeared from the DOJ in recent days.

The more it seems the only sane person in the entire demented charade -- taking the Randle Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) role in Kesey’s "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" -- is  Devin Nunes.

Want to know why there are so many redactions in all those FBI/DOJ documents, the ones whose contents you can't make heads or tails of while the indelible ink spills off the pages and stains your best white flokati rug forever?



putin-hillary-whispersThe Democrats have a bold plan for fighting Russia.

Accuse Republicans of treason, eavesdrop on their conversations and send them to jail. Overturn the outcome of a free election because  it had been tampered with by “foreign interests.” Demand that tech companies censor dissenting media outlets spreading “fake news” to protect “democracy”.

Good work, comrades. The bold plan is to fight Russia by… becoming Russia.

State surveillance, endless investigations and locking up political opponents under the guise of fighting foreign influences is how Vladimir Putin does business. It’s how they do it in Turkey, Venezuela and Iran.

But these days it’s how the Dems do it in America.

Totalitarian states aren’t really fighting foreign influences. They’re suppressing domestic opponents. The Democrats, who were for appeasing Russia before they were against it, are doing the same thing.



bogus-charges-on-netanyahuThe Israeli police investigation against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows remarkable similarities with the Special Counsel probe against President Donald Trump in the United States.

If you are appalled at the total collusion between America’s Deep State bureaucratic elite and its left-wing media elite to criminalize and smear an elected American leader, you may be astounded to know virtually the same exact thing is happening in Israel.

During the prime time news broadcasts Tuesday evening (2/13) in Israel, the dramatic news was announced that Israel Police investigators are recommending that Israel’s Attorney General, Avichai Mandelblit, indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery and breach of trust charges in two investigations.

Let us begin by considering the specific cases that form the bases of police recommendations against Netanyahu.



north-face-of-everestThis is the North Face of Mount Everest in Tibet.  I took this picture on October 29, 1987, alongside a small group of friends.  We had just finished crossing the entire Chang Tang Plateau of Northern Tibet.  We stood silently, filled with awe and reverence for the privilege of being here.

An indescribably deep calm swept over us as we witnessed one of the most magnificent sights in all the world – the world’s highest mountain turn pink in the setting sun – and  no one was calmer than Big John Perrott.

For we had been in the Chang Tang – once of the remotest places on our planet – on October 19 when we heard the BBC report on our shortwave radio that the US and global stock markets had collapsed.

It was Black Monday, October 19, 1987, when the Dow suffered the single largest one-day percentage drop in its history:  22.61%, losing 508 points from 2246 to 1738.

Big John collapsed emotionally.  “I’m ruined!  I’ve lost everything – all my life savings have been wiped out!” he exclaimed in anguish.  There was nothing he could do.  There was no way whatever we could communicate with the outside world.  “If I could just have reached my broker in time to sell before the markets crash even lower, I’d at least have something left!” he lamented bitterly.

By the time we had reached Everest ten days later, our little shortwave radio told us that the markets were rebounding.  Black Monday had been a trading event, not a fundamental or economic one.  “Jack,” Big John told me, “I’ll always be grateful that I was in the middle of Tibet when this happened and couldn’t do anything.  My panic would have been my downfall back home.”

Big John today is a TTPer well known on the Forum.  Perhaps he’ll comment on the relief he was feeling as he was looking at that Everest sunset.  TTPer Joel Wade was with me as well – perhaps he’ll reminisce on the Forum too.

There’s a clear lesson here to apply to the Dow this week.  It’s been quite a week.  Here we go…

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