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THE LAST THANKSGIVING Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 27 November 2008

Can Democrats Celebrate Thanksgiving? was a good question to ask four years ago, November 2004, after George Bush had defeated John Kerry.  It's still a good question to ask on this Thanksgiving in 2008.

Certainly they are thankful that their man won this time - but are they thankful for America?  Can they really stop their incessant whining and guilt-mongering about what happened to the Indians, about slavery and poverty and racism, finally now?  Has America at last redeemed itself in their eyes by electing their Messiah?

The purpose of Thanksgiving is to be thankful for being American. This is the day to celebrate the goodness of our country - the moral goodness, the moral decency of American institutions, American history, and the character of the American people.

It's easy for conservatives to do this - it comes natural to us.  It's the opposite for liberals, who relish and revel in guilt-mongering.  For their sake, for all of our sakes, let's hope they can be truly thankful for America, because it may be their and our last opportunity to do so.  This could be our Last Thanksgiving.
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DASCHLE'S HEALTH FASCISM Print E-mail
Written by Tony Blankley   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008

[Note:  Please read this in the context of The Word That Can Save America --JW]

As President-elect Obama's apparent choice for health and human services secretary and as White House health care czar, it is a fair guess that Tom Daschle's view on health care legislation may be decisive.

So it is worth reading his book Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis, in which the gracious former Senate leader lays out without equivocation both the policy he recommends and the tactics for how to pass it.

It is pure, unadulterated fascism.
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THE NO INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATES Print E-mail
Written by Frank Gaffney   
Friday, 28 November 2008

One item of thankful good news as we're buffeted by the Dow Jones' death-spiral, reports of the domestic automakers' incipient demise, and ever-more-assertive testing by various adversaries of the not-yet-inaugurated "young president": Thomas Fingar is leaving the building on Beech Street NW in Washington DC.

Tom Fingar's is not, of course, exactly a household name. Nor is the building he will depart a publicly recognized fixture in Washington's official real estate.  Still, when the history of the Iranian nuclear threat - and all that flows from it - is written, his dismal tenure as Deputy Director for Analysis in the Office of National Intelligence will figure prominently.

After all, at a critical moment in the Bush administration, as evidence mounted in late 2007 of the true and ominous nuclear weapons ambitions of an Iranian regime that professed an interest only in peaceful nuclear energy, Fingar was instrumental in producing one of history's most politicized and misleading National Intelligence Estimates (NIEs).  

Under Fingar, NIE really should stand for No Intelligence Estimate.  Including the one he issued just before his departure, "Global Trends 2025."
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THE DANGER OF O KNOWING WHAT JUST AIN'T SO Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008

"It isn't what you don't know that hurts you," said cowboy philosopher Will Rogers.  "It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."

Mr. Obama will assume office in the early stages of a recession.  He is not responsible for the circumstances that have caused it.  But because of something he knows for sure that "just ain't so," he could make the recession much more severe than it otherwise would be.

He told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle in January his energy plan likely would bankrupt the coal industry and send electricity rates skyrocketing.
Reporters Carla Marinucci and Joe Garafoli considered these remarks so unremarkable they didn't mention them in the story they wrote on Mr. Obama's meeting with the editorial board.  (Here's the video of Mr. Obama's remarks.)

But the 350,000 people who work in the coal industry, and the 57 percent of us who get our electricity chiefly from coal-fired plants might have a different view.
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THE FED GET RID OF IT Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Should we abolish the Fed? The Federal Reserve Bank, or "The Fed" as it is commonly known, is the central bank of the United States. It was created by Congress in 1913 as the direct result of the Panic of 1907 (recessions or depressions were previously called panics, and they tended to be short lived and self-correcting).

The United States had been without a central bank since the closure of the Second Bank of the United States in 1836 by Andrew Jackson. A major goal of the Fed was to stop bank panics which had occurred with some regularity from the Founding of the American Republic. The Fed also was charged with maintaining a stable price level and full employment.

When considering whether the Fed should be kept, or at least kept in its present form, it is always useful to look at the data. Specifically, what happened in the 94 years prior to 1914 (when the Fed became operational), and what happened in the 94 years since 1914?
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GRATITUDE FOR A PRACTICAL REPUBLIC Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 28 November 2008

Have you ever been in a situation you did not know how to deal with? Have you ever been faced with circumstances that were strange enough or confusing enough or disorienting enough that you found yourself scrambling to find your bearings, to reassess what you thought you knew about how to deal with such things?

We are going through such a time right now as a country. Our fellow citizens see that things are bad, and they don't really know how to deal with it. We as conservative classical liberals see that things are bad, and have ideas as to how to improve them, but feel as though nobody is listening, or speaking them clearly enough.

We are in a scary financial situation that is confusing and threatening, and we get nothing from our elected leaders or the media that tells us anything clear or true about what is actually going on, or how we will get through it.

What should you do?
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GUN NOTES Print E-mail
Written by To The Point News   
Friday, 28 November 2008

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. 

Don't pick a fight with an old man.  If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you. 
  
If you fight fair, your tactics suck. 
  
Always carry a gun because a cop is too heavy. 
 
Always remember, when seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
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CAREFREE IN ARIZONA Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 21 November 2008

Scottsdale is the classy upscale suburb of Phoenix.  And on the edge of Scottsdale, right next to the Tonto National Forest in the shadow of Pinnacle Peak, lies a resort community with the marvelous name of Carefree.  Carefree, Arizona.

Doesn't that sound like the perfect place to escape from all the insanity and gloom pervading our country, an oasis for rational conservatives to join together for their winter rendezvous?

Well, that's where the TTP Winter Rendezvous will be:  at the Carefree Resort & Villas, January 23-25.  It's a beautiful and serene place where you can luxuriate and relax, sharing companionship with your fellow TTPers, raising a glass with the toast:  NMP is NOP.  Not-My-President is Not Our Problem.  At least for the weekend.
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THE WORD THAT CAN SAVE AMERICA Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 21 November 2008

On election day, November 4th, the Dow was above 9,000.  It is now headed below 7,000.  Do you think this would be happening if John McCain had won instead?

For all his plentiful and infuriating faults, McCain promised to slash capital gains taxes, allow full expensing for capital expenditures of business, expedite offshore oil and gas drilling, be friendly to critical energy providers like coal, be unfriendly to anti-business government regulators - in short, in many crucial ways, be the pro-capitalist opposite of his anti-capitalist opponent.

There is simply no way the markets would be falling off a cliff and into a depression abyss had McCain won.  That they are now means markets are pricing in the anti-capitalist catastrophe Zero (aka NMP) will inflict on the US economy.

There is a word that could prevent this.

It is a word that terrifies the Democrats and their friends in the media and academia more than any other.  You can use any other word against them and they could care less.  When McCain condemned Zero and his economic plan in the waning days of the campaign as "socialist," all he got was smirks and shrugs in return.

But use this word, and back it up with real history, real facts, real examples, and real explanations, and they freak out in rage, fear, and panic.  They run from it like the Devil does from the Cross.

It's the word that can save America.  The word is...
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PIRATES AND PUSSIES Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 20 November 2008

The first thing to do regarding these ridiculous Somali pirates running around the Indian Ocean in these tiny outboard motorized skiffs hijacking $100 million tankers is read Civilizational Confidence, written two years ago (December 2006).

It tells the story of how George Washington for the entire eight years of his presidency paid ransom and extortion money to the Barbary Pirates along the north coast of Africa.  Then how finally Thomas Jefferson as president sent the Marines "to the shores of Tripoli" and took care of the problem.

It also explains what is "the key fundamental issue of our day, the outcome of which will determine our future: civilizational confidence."   And that the collapse of civilizational confidence is suicidal masochism.

So we have reached the bottom of that masochistic barrel, with pirates in the ocean and pussies in the White House.  Note the latter reference is also plural, for it's hard to imagine how the future president could be more of a pussy than the one we have now.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP STOP GLOBAL WARMING Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 20 November 2008

We'll get to what you can do in a moment, but first we're going to talk about bear fat.

From time immemorial, the Apache Indians in what is now Arizona have had a fool-proof way of determining if the coming winter would be cold or mild.  Sometime around October or so, they go into the mountains and shoot a bear.  They stopped using arrows to do this a long time ago.

Skinning out the bear, they examine its fat layer under the skin.  If it's thin and less viscous, the winter will be mild;  the thicker and more viscous, the colder the winter will be.  The Apaches on bear hunts over the past few weeks report the latter.

Ask ranchers out West, and they'll tell you that the coats of coyotes, ground squirrels, horses, cows, and any other critter with fur or a hide that lives outdoors are thicker this fall.

You'd be wise to pay attention to the Apaches and the ranchers, to the bears and coyotes, in preparing for this winter, rather than Algore and the glowarmers, or you are going to freeze your tush off. 
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MADAM SECRETARY? Print E-mail
Written by Jack Kelly   
Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Mr. Obama is considering appointing Sen. Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State.  Henry Kissinger, who was Richard Nixon's Secretary of State, thinks this would be a good idea.

Marty Peretz, editor in chief of the influential liberal magazine The New Republic, thinks it would be a bad idea.

My attitude is, since Mr. Obama is most unlikely to pick the candidate I prefer -- former UN Ambassador John Bolton -- why not Hillary?  Especially in comparison to the announced alternatives.
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WILL OBAMA TELL OUR SOLDIERS AFRICA IS WORTH DYING FOR? Print E-mail
Written by Richard Rahn   
Friday, 21 November 2008

The recent drop in oil and other commodity prices makes it almost a certainty that some unstable commodity-exporting nations will reach a crisis stage in the next few months. The only question is, which countries are likely to erupt first?

The Middle East is always a safe bet for an explosion, but there is a very good chance the next eruption will be in Africa, with the most likely location being Congo, followed by Sudan.

In Latin America, Argentina is headed for another debt default and financial meltdown, and Venezuela continues to rapidly deteriorate.

And there is Russia, which is likely to react poorly as its once booming economy goes into to a sharp recession.

But -- pressures will mount on the United States to become involved, particularly in Africa, as mass killings begin again.
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POLITICAL JEDI MIND TRICKS Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Joel Wade   
Friday, 21 November 2008

In the Star Wars movie "The Phantom Menace," Jedi knight Qui Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) tries to get a character named Watto to agree to a deal he does not want.  "What?" Watto sneers.  "You think you're some kind of Jedi, waving your hand around like that?  I'm a Toydarian, mind tricks don't work with me."

The left uses a repertoire of "Political Jedi Mind Tricks" to get voters to agree to things they don't really want to.  Here's how to understand them so we all can be like Watto.

A technique that the left has become incredibly skilled at is the use of postmodern philosophical principles in order to undermine any sense of moral clarity.

By muddying the water around issue after issue, Obama moves fluidly from one stance to another, without the slightest notice being taken. He does this blatantly, obviously, in broad daylight, but nobody seems to question this, or, if they do, there are so very many issues about which he does this that any time one is identified and confronted, there are dozens more that slip by.

For example, there is one trick that he uses repeatedly:
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THE EVIL OF THE FEAR OF THE EVIL EYE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Friday, 14 November 2008

tombstone

The November 4th election is being hailed as "transformational."  It certainly has been personally transformational for me.

Grocery shopping at the local Giant supermarket is a very different experience now.  As I look at all the people scrutinizing the fruits and vegetables, telling the butcher what cut of meat they want, or walking down the aisles pushing their carts with a list in their hand, they all look so normal, just like before last week.

Yet I know that a majority of them are either suicidally insane, too stupid to know what they've done to themselves, or crypto-fascists.  Before last week, they were all my fellow Americans.  Now I don't really know who or what they are.

They, together with 60-odd million others, have decided to lurch America radically and thoughtlessly to the left.  Collectively, they are a cold-shower demonstration of the self-destructive evil of the fear of the evil eye. 
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