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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/17/14 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 17 January 2014

Where's the pony?

Ronald Reagan was fond of describing an optimist as a kid on a farm happily digging through a huge pile of horse manure, yelling, "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!"  What would he say about a week, or a time like this?  Knowing him, I think he'd say, "Well, sometimes there just isn't any pony."

Yes, there will be days like this.  But three more years of days like this??  One thousand ninety-eight more days?  (See the Countdown Clock to the end of the Zero Presidency.)

And realize there is a high probability that those 1098 days are going to be progressively worse.  With each passing day and week and month, we're going to have more fascism, more unemployment, more dependency, more cultural depravity, more corruption, more crony capitalism, more liberal hate, more Enemedia lying and cover-ups of Zero scandals, more persecution of Tea Partyers, and more surrender to America's enemies like Iran and the Chicoms.

So - how can we possibly stand it?    What in the Diety's name are we going to do? 

First, we'll review how grim it's been this week.  Then we'll discuss six alternatives to dealing with it.  (No fair skipping ahead, but one of them is following the advice of Josey Wales.)
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CALIFORNIA IN EUROPE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 16 January 2014

We'll have to deal with the deluge of dictatorship Zero and his minions are inflicting upon us in the HFR tomorrow.  Today, we have to take a break and get outta this place.  How about to one of the world's most pleasant places, Europe's California?

Especially since we're going to have a TTP Retreat there in March.  More about that later.

Both my wife, Rebel, and I grew up in California, so we know it when we see it - and we recognized it right away in Portugal.  The weather, the plants, the ocean, the sunsets in the ocean, the coast - which is more beautiful than Italy's (okay, except for Amalfi), way more friendly than France's (surprise), and far less known and populated than Spain's.

Then of course, there's the great wine and great food.

Also of course, there are differences.  California, as anyone who grew up there knows, no longer exists - it is Mexifornia, as Victor Davis Hansen terms it, with a Hispanic vise-grip on the government in Sacramento welcoming an illegal alien flood.  The European corollary is Eurabia - the flood of Moslems demographically destroying so many countries like France, where half the schoolchildren in many major cities today are Moslem.

But not in Portugal.  The Moslem population is miniscule.  Make that invisible.  You never see a mosque, you never see a woman in a burka.  The Portuguese are Christian Europeans.  They kicked Moslem invaders from Africa out of their country 764 years ago (in 1249) and are happy to keep it that way.

California's history is as recent as Portugal's is ancient.  People have been living there before they were people.
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A MESSAGE TO WHITE AMERICANS Print E-mail
Written by Allen West   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Every day I am amazed at the insanity I witness in our America and here is another example.

According to a report in The Hill, Attorney General Eric Holder is at it again with his racial preference policies:
Attorney General Eric Holder called upon the nation's school districts Wednesday to rethink "zero tolerance" disciplinary policies that he said disproportionately punish minorities and push too many students into the justice system. Alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights or showing ‘disrespect' by laughing in class," Holder said during a speech in Baltimore.
So now the US Department of Justice under Eric Holder will use its power to enforce "civil rights protections" in school disciplinary actions. In fact, the DoJ and DoEd are putting schools on notice that they are prepared to use their authority to investigate the claims of racial disparity in the punishment of students.

Thus my message to white Americans:
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THE WAR ON POVERTY HAS CREATED MORE POVERTY Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 17 January 2014

Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared war on poverty.  We've spent nearly three times as much to fight it as on all of America's real wars combined.

We haven't gotten much bang for all those bucks. At 15.2 percent in 2012, the poverty rate was the highest since 1965 (17.3 percent).

The federal government spends on "means tested" programs more than $19,000 for each man, woman and child classified as "poor." 

If a poor single mother with two children actually got all the money purportedly spent on her behalf, she'd have at least $6,000 more than the median income.

She gets nowhere near that much.  This fact, coupled with their sheer number (83, according to the Congressional Research Service) suggest poverty programs benefit chiefly the bureaucrats who run them.  Surprised?  I think not.
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BRIDGEGATE BACKFIRE Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Traffic was backed up for miles in Fort Lee, New Jersey for four days last September because of lane closures on the George Washington Bridge leading into New York City.

Lane closures on the GWB are nothing new.  But this one happened because aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wanted to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing their boss for reelection in November.

When this news broke last week, Gov. Christie held a marathon news conference last Thursday (1/9) to respond to the "Bridgegate" scandal.  "I come out here to apologize to the people of New Jersey," he said. "I am embarrassed and humiliated." 

By contrast, America's Narcissist-in-Chief, whose scandals are infinitely worse, is never embarrassed or humiliated by anything. 
The scandal provides us with a vivid contrast in damage control techniques, and the most brazen example yet of news media bias and double standards.
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SHARON'S FINAL ROAD Print E-mail
Written by Caroline Glick   
Wednesday, 15 January 2014

During his long career, Ariel Sharon built a lot of roads. As housing minister in the early 1990s and as national infrastructures minister in the late 1990s, Sharon played a key role in building everything from the Trans-Israel Highway to access roads to isolated communities.

Since he passed away on Saturday (1/11), his role in building Israel's national infrastructures has been widely noted. But no mention has been made of the final and most important road that he paved.

That is the road to Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.  Here's how it got built.
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THE WASHINGTON WOLVES ARE WORSE THAN THOSE OF WALL STREET Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Are business people more corrupt than those in government? Hollywood loves to portray those in business as the baddies and those in government as the good guys. Exhibit A is the new movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, the largely true story of con man Jordan Belfort.

Belfort and his cronies formed a firm to sell stock in startup and small companies they knew little or nothing about. In order to sell the stock, they would make claims about the companies that they thought the potential buyers wanted to hear, whether the statements were true or not.

If a company had been called "Obamacare, Inc.," they probably would have said it will give you "better health insurance" at "lower cost" and "you will be able to keep your doctor."

Belfort and some of his cronies quite properly went to prison and had to pay large fines for fraud and misrepresentation.  Don't the wolves of Washington -- such as Mr. Obama, others in the administration and members of the House and Senate who are guilty of equally false claims about Obamacare. -- deserve the same?
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A&E TO REPLACE DUCK DYNASTY Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 17 January 2014


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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/10/14 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 10 January 2014

I despise Gov. Fatso so I'm enjoying this.

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The instantly-dubbed "Bridgegate" scandal erupted Wednesday (1/08).  Christie held a long press conference yesterday (1/09) which resulted in more ridicule and condemnation. 
We all used to like this guy.  That was back in 2010, his first year as governor of Joisey, when he seemed a breath of conservative fresh air and eviscerated Democrats and Enemedia hecklers with aplomb.  Jack Kelly and I began calling him the Fat Reagan.

But by January 2011, the HFR reported that Christie had nominated a Moslem attorney connected to the terrorists of  Hamas and the Moslem Brotherhood to a New Jersey Superior Court judgeship.  "Looks like Christie has fallen under the influence of the Islamist Svengali of the Right, Grover Norquist.  What a terrible disappointment," I commented.

There have many more disappointments since.  But what I most despise about Christie, however, was his last-minute help to get Zero reelected in 2012.
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WHY THE LEFT IS RACIST AND FASCIST Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 09 January 2014

These are the two most common accusations the Left hurls at the Right.  It's what psychologists call "projection" - accusing others what you are guilty of.  Let's take them one at a time, then see how they are connected.

To understand how the Left is racist, we'll do a thought experiment by asking: What if Obama were white?

Let's suppose that his bio is exactly the same, except that his Kenyan father was white.  Kenya, of course, was created by white British colonialists at the end of the 19th century as the British East Africa Protectorate, and renamed the Crown Colony of Kenya in 1920. 

So - flaming Marxist anti-Western Civilization self-hating white guy, community organizer who never had a real job, professional Alinskyite agitator turned professional politician with absolutely no business or executive experience whatever, freshman Senator with no legislative accomplishments whatever, no real intelligence, just a pathological narcissist with a shrewd manipulative cunning behind a glib voice and flashy smile. 

Would anyone in the Democrat Party, the Enemedia, the Moonbat blogosphere, Academia, or the public at large have paid any attention to this white guy's running for president - much less clamored for him to do so or swooned when he did?

Of course not.  The only, single, solitary reason anyone paid any attention to Obama is that he's black.  His candidacy, his election, his presidency is entirely racist.  America has a Racist Presidency because he wouldn't be president if he were another white guy, albeit with exactly the same bio.
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GLOBAL WARMING COMES TO AMERICA Print E-mail
Written by James Delingpole   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014

Soon children will have forgotten what snow looks like...

See that white stuff floating down past the orange trees and landing on your alligators and manatees, Florida? That's global warming, that is.

See that frozen white thing by the harbor that used to look like a green woman with a spiky headdress, New York? That's global warming, that is.

How do we know this? Because Bryan Walsh of Time magazine says so.  And, of course, so does the Guardian say so....

Everything's global warming, America. Didn't you get the message yet from your President Zero (or is that President Zero Degrees now, TTPers?) and John Kerry and Al Gore and James Hansen, the whole GloWarm Gang? Everything!

That's why, if ever any of you want to see a day of sunshine again in your miserable, too-selfish-to-change-your-lifestyle carbon-addicted lives, here are a few things you absolutely are going to have to do:
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THE SHIP OF WARMIST FOOLS Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 10 January 2014

In the mega best seller of the Renaissance, Das Narrenschiff, German theologian Sebastian Brant in 1494 satirized the pretensions, delusions and follies of his day through descriptions of passengers on a ship bound for the fool's paradise of "Narragonia."

Brant's depiction of humanity as a ship of fools sailing without rudder or compass captured our imagination then and now, inspiring a painting by Hieronymous Bosch, a song by the Grateful Dead.

So when the research ship Akademik Shokalskiy got stuck in the ice about 40 miles from Antarctica, those who knew the purpose of its voyage dubbed it the "Ship of Fools."

"It would take a heart of stone not to laugh," said British journalist Leo McKinstry.

Aboard the vessel were 22 scientists headed by Chris Turney, a professor of climate change at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; his wife and two children; four journalists, and 26 tourists.

During the eight days he awaited rescue, Prof. Turney continued to assert Antarctic sea ice is melting.  It's been growing for 35 years, but Prof. Turney evidently concluded that if what he saw contradicted his climate model, his eyes must be lying.

There are no believers like true believers.  Prof. Turney could have been captain of Das Narrenschiff.
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WHY OBAMA COULD TURN 2014 INTO 1914 Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The deadliest folly in history began 100 years ago this August.

The 20th Century dawned with more hope and promise than any before it.  Living standards were rising rapidly.  During it, poverty, disease and war could be eradicated, many intellectuals believed.

Until August, 1914.  More than 9 million soldiers and 16 million civilians died during World War I -- an appalling butcher's bill for a war no one wanted.

Our world is very different.  Surely national leaders now wouldn't "sleepwalk into war" as Kaiser Wilhelm, Czar Nicholas, et. al. did back then?  A growing number of military scholars and historians aren't sure - such as Sir Max Hastings, who is hearing "echoes of 1914."

The world is teeming with those echoes, from the Middle East to China - and they are reverberating loudly due to the incompetence and fecklessness of Barack Hussein Obama.
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HOW DID WE GET TO THIS SPYING-ON-EVERYONE FIASCO? Print E-mail
Written by Vendome   
Wednesday, 08 January 2014

Howdy, folks. I put this history lesson on telecom and how we got to this No Such Agency spying-on-everyone mess on the Forum, and both Jack and Skye bugged me to put it into a TTP article series because they said it was so good. So here we go with Part One.

It's long so grab a drink.

Edward "Snowjob" Snowden didn't really do anything other than give NSA's program a name: "PRISM". There are many such programs throughout the government.

There are various telecom laws that have been enacted since the 1934 Communications Act that enabled the government to do just what they have been revealed to be doing. So we'll start at the beginning in order for you to understand the fullness of how government bureaucrats justify infringing on your 4th amendment and 1st.
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THE CRISIS IS COMING, BUT WHO KNOWS WHEN? Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Tuesday, 07 January 2014

The struggle between the productive and the destructive never ends. The productive are those who add more value and wealth than they consume, and the destructive are those who destroy more value and wealth than they create. Will 2014 be a year of production or destruction?

Those private individuals, firms or institutions such as the Federal Reserve and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that make economic forecasts for the United States or the global economy are actually making judgments about the outcomes of the struggles between the productive and the destructive.

The good news is that most people will work hard and honestly to create more wealth for their families in 2014 -- whether they are creating a new business or product, or just doing a really good job. The bad news is that in the United States, individuals and businesses now face $54 billion more in new federal taxes and a torrent of new regulations and rules that, for the most part, make life harder.
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