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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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LIBERAL PARADISE Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 10 January 2014

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Paradise, of course, since all Regressive Liberals think they'll get to be the Wardens.......
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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/03/14 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 03 January 2014

OK - welcome to 2014!  What's in store for the world this year?  Beats me.  How should I know?  The future hasn't happened yet. 

We can be supremely confident that the sun will without exception continue to rise in the east (although I did see the sun set in the east and rise in the west one day - it's a story), that there will be a full moon this coming January 16, and that ostriches will not spontaneously turn into elephants on the Serengeti Plains.

The laws of physics and nature will continue to hold.  Beyond that, regarding human activity predictions have to be heavily larded with caveats, because there's no way of telling when black swans will appear out of the ether to bite us in the glutes, or what random grain of sand will collapse a country's sand pile.

So let's talk of possibilities and opportunities.  For the fact is that there's no such thing as the future.  Instead, there is a very large number of possible futures - with some being much more likely than others.  What might they be?

Let's hop around the world a bit first before focusing on the US.
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THE REVOLUTION OF 2014 Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Wednesday, 01 January 2014

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This could be what I call a "FS Year" - like Sinatra sings in It Was A Very Good Year, 2014 could "pour sweet and clear" for freedom in America, if only we take advantage of the opportunity history is handing us.

Pick your metaphor or adage.  The setup for a political "perfect storm," an epic "correlation of forces," an ideal example of "the greater the danger, the greater the opportunity" is here before us. 

We have a chance at victory on not just one, but on both of our country's most important battlefields.  The stakes couldn't be higher.  Which means if we blow it this year, surmounting 2016 will be as hard as climbing Everest without oxygen.
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INCOME INEQUALITY IGNORANCE AND THE GREEN BAY PACKERS Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Friday, 03 January 2014

The Green Bay Packers paid quarterback Aaron Rodgers $12 million last year.  That was 750 percent more than the average salary for all 72 players on the active roster, practice squad and injured reserve ($1.6 million); 1,850 percent more than the median salary ($647,840), and 117.7 times (11,770 percent) more than the lowest paid Packer ($102,000).

Rodgers is worth every penny, most Packer fans think.  I'm quite sure Mae, the TTP Forum's #1 Packer fan does.

Green Bay was trailing the Chicago Bears, 28-27, with just 46 seconds left in the game on Sunday (12/29) when Rodgers, facing an all-out blitz on fourth and 8, threw a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb, propelling the Packers into the playoffs.

"You have to marvel at the fact that he was going to his left and made that kind of throw," said Bears coach Marc Trestmann.

Packer players don't begrudge Aaron Rodgers his much higher salary, because they know his pay is based on extraordinary performance, which puts money in their pockets.  Because they made the playoffs, each Packer will be paid about $22,000 more -- equivalent to a 21 percent bonus for the lowest paid players.

If Democrats, most especially their leader Mr. Zero, had as little concern about "income inequality" as do football players, coaches and fans, we'd be a lot better off.
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