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HALF-FULL REPORT 05/18/18

hug-the-president It was “The Hug Seen ‘Round the World.”

On Tuesday (5/15), President Trump spoke at the 37th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the US Capitol in Washington.  The link is to the full text of his heart-warming address, in which he pledged that his presidency’s policy is “to protect those who protect us.”  I encourage you to read it entire.

Yet the reaction to it, as with so much else the President did this week, exemplifies a main theme of this week’s HFR – that the party affiliation of “D” no longer stands for Democrat.  Rather, D now stands for Delusional.  Which means we must talk about her:

ate-goddess Quite a revelatory week – let’s get started.

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HIDDEN CENTRAL ASIA

The Registan - Samarkand

The Registan - Samarkand

Central Asia.  The very words evoke the ultimate in the remote, the exotic, the unknown full of wonders.

Here you will find the ancient cities of the Silk Road still in all their splendor, and one of the glitziest cities you’ll ever see built yesterday in the middle of nowhere. Here you will find the Mountains of Heaven, the Door of Hell, and the Seven Pearls of Shing.

An enormous area in the center of the Eurasian continent – larger than India at 1.5 million square miles – the “Five Stans” of Central Asia were once part of the Soviet Union. Now independent, each is different, fascinating in its own way.  While most all world travelers dream of visiting all five, few do.  What’s more, those few that do rarely experience the coolest places in each.

That’s what we’re going to do in September.  Ready?  Here we go.  And, okay – this is the Door to Hell:

Darvaz Gas Crater – the Door to Hell

Darvaz Gas Crater – the Door to Hell

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THE TTP PORTUGAL SUMMER RETREAT

summer-pt-retreat[Just wanted to make sure you saw this.  We have room for only one, possibly two more couples.  Carpe diem!]

What are you doing this Fourth of July?  You may be spending it with friends and family, of course.

But if not, consider that it’s on a Wednesday this year, the middle of the week, so you may be able to get the week off.  If so, how about celebrating the Fourth with your fellow TTPers in the most enchanting – and safest – country in Europe?

You first learned about Portugal’s history and why Rebel and I call it California in Europe back in January 2014.  We held three TTP Retreats there in that year and it’s time we had one again.

In the years since, Portugal has been discovered as the coolest “must-see” destination in all Europe.  That’s because Portugal has got everything.  Fabulous climate, beaches, food, wine, history, charm up the yingyang, and the sweetest, nicest people in Europe.

This is an intimate get-together of no more than a dozen TTPers to discuss the world in depth with me.  And I might as well give you a warning up front.

In addition to learning more about the world than you thought possible in under a week, you run the risk of falling head over heels in love with Portugal.  I describe it as utterly captivating, and once you are there you’ll easily understand why.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST SIGNED THE DEATH WARRANT OF THE MULLAH REGIME

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018

You’re looking at the death warrant of the Mullah regime in Iran. It’s the final green light given to the Iranian people to overthrow the rulers they hate.

Iran’s economy is right on the brink.  The new sanctions – which the President will enforce with a hammer, right on all the Euroweenie (particularly German) companies doing business the Tehran Terror Master – will push it into the abyss.

The protest movement – growing silently and spreading widely – will quickly become too massive to contain.  Regular soldiers, Pasdaran (Revolutionary Guards), and even Basij (paramilitaries) are joining the protests – or refusing to attack them –  in droves.

We are witness to an astounding moment in modern history.  This month, May 2018, will see the simultaneous solving of the two greatest world threats, that of North Korea and Mullah Iran.  And peacefully, without war.

Rather than horrific war with South Korea or possibly nuclear war with the US, the President has made offers China’s Xi and North Korea’s Kim can’t and won’t refuse.  All three will be standing on the awards podium in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Mullah Regime will now implode, collapse upon itself, without an outward explosion of war with its neighbors – much like the fate of the Soviet Union.  The revolt of the Iranian people will have bloody moments – hopefully not many – but the Mullahs are doomed.

That this has been accomplished by a man upon whom the Left and Deep State has waged savage, relentless, and morally despicable war since his election is virtually miraculous.  Anyone who now denies the extraordinary genius of this man  is willfully and perversely blinding himself to the obvious.

We are in the midst of a truly historic presidency.  Take time to savor it.  And take time to watch, then read, below the President’s brilliantly courageous speech yesterday (5/08), followed by the text of the statement he signed.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 05/04/18

escape-the-plantation Welcome to the Mayday HFR.  Fortuitously timed with this being the week of May Day, May 1st – or as TTP calls it, Commie Day.

Mayday is the international signal of distress that been in use since the 1920s.  For that is the HFR’s theme this week.

Listen – can you hear it?  Vast swarms of Fascist Lefties, from Washington DC to Mexifornia, from Democrats on Capitol Hill to Social Justice Warriors throughout the land, are screaming “Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!” in panic and terror.  The sound is simply Schadenfreudelicious.

They are screaming about so many things causing them to lose their minds that it will take a while to cover them – so let’s get going…

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COMMIE DAY

What May Day should be, happy and joyous

What May Day should be, happy and joyous

What Commies and the Fascist Left have done to May Day

What Commies and the Fascist Left have done to May Day

Berlin, Germany.  For millennia, especially here in Europe, the First of May was a happy, joyful celebration of life after winter, with dancing around a Maypole and crowning a pretty girl with flowers as Queen of May.

I grew up in California. When we were kids, my sisters would always get up early to pick flowers, and leave them in a basket at the front door for Mom, our family’s Queen of May.

Today is a national holiday in Germany, as it is in over 30 other countries in Europe and dozens of other countries around the world.  But not as May Day.

Instead, it’s called International Workers Day.  Since it was the invention of Communists in 1889, it should be called Commie Day.  Only Communists could take an innocent celebration of springtime and turn it into celebration of murder, terrorism, hate, and envy.

Here’s the story.  It begins not in Europe but in America.

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CINCO DE FARSA

john-wayne-advice-to-jwThere’s a story of an American at a bar in Mexico City.  After a couple of Dos Equis with the locals, he asks them, “Amigos, there’s something I don’t understand – I love Mexico, it’s beautiful, full of natural resources, people work hard, so why is Mexico so poor?”

One of the locals smirks and says, “Why that’s easy – it’s because you gringos stole half our land.”  The American takes a tug on his beer and says, “Really?”  The local responds, “Yes, and what’s worse – you gringos stole the half with all the paved roads!”

Overmorrow this Saturday, millions of us gringos will celebrate May 5th.  Yet Cinco de Mayo is a phony tradition, a joke on los Norteamericanos, then exploited as a marketing gimmick by Mexican restaurant chains as an excuse for us to get wasted on Jose Cuervo.

So at TTP, our tradition on May 5th is to explain la verdad, the truth, so you’ll understand why it should be called Cinco de Farsa, The Fifth of Farce.

Which is, to begin with: Nobody in Mexico cares about May 5th.  Only we, us gringos, pretend to.  For if you ask just about any reveler at the nearest Pancho Villa’s Cantina or some such Mexican-themed bar anywhere in the US, just what is being celebrated on May 5th, you’ll get either a blank stare or "It’s their July 4th " ignorance.

So first the true history of Mexico.  You’ll learn more about Mexico’s history in ten minutes than you ever did in school or anywhere else.

Then the reality today — the horrific truth of how treasonous Dem fascists and their useful idiot Rino masochists are using Mexico to destroy their own country.

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THE WORLD’S WORST IMPERIALISM

danger-minesGolan Heights, Israel.  Today, April 17, is Israel’s Memorial Day, when all Israelis pay homage to those who died fighting to preserve Israel’s freedom and very existence.

At precisely 11am, sirens sound for two minutes.  Everyone in the entire country stops whatever they are doing to stand silently in this homage.  This includes anyone driving on the streets and roads.  Cars and trucks stop wherever they are, people get out to stand silently on the road.  We stood here on the Golan Heights.

We looked down upon the Hula Valley, where Syrians aimed their artillery, mortars, rockets, and sniper rifles upon the farmers below in their fields and villages.  The snipers would even fire into the windows of homes to murder men, women, and children inside.

There is a profound lesson here to be learned for America, for we – indeed all of Western Civilization, formerly and what should still be known as Christendom – is threatened by the world’s worst imperialism in the history of mankind.

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AMERICA AT MASADA

masada-israelMasada, Israel. The story of Masada is one of epic heroism. At Israel’s creation in 1948, its founders were determined to create a paradigm shift in how Jews looked upon themselves.  Here is where they found it.

For centuries Jews had passively accepted their fate of being murderously discriminated against.  Now they had to see themselves as warriors willing to fight or die for their freedom.  The epic heroism of Masada provided the perfect historical basis for such a paradigm shift, with every Israeli schoolchild imbued with it from kindergarten on.

No more pogroms, no more Jews lying down and taking it.  Like the heroes of Masada, Jews were now to be feared and respected for their absolute determination to defend themselves against evil and ruthless enemies.

It’s a lesson America has to learn and take to heart today.

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A TWO-FER TODAY

1985-jw-interview-photoIt’s April 5, way too late for April Fools.  So when I got two big surprises this morning, I knew they were for real.

First, there’s a fabulous photo essay on my Himalaya Helicopter Expedition in the Daily Mail, the most widely-read English language news site in the world.

Second, a friend just sent me a video that has recently appeared on YouTube – of an interview of me back in 1985, 33 years ago!  I had no idea this existed and had never seen it before this morning.

I had just returned from Africa with the RENAMO freedom fighters in Mozambique, and the Jamba Conference in guerrilla-held Angola that formed an alliance between Anti-Soviet Freedom Fighters around the world.

My first reaction watching it was, wow, I sure looked younger then and had a lot more hair!  Next I noticed how relevant what I said – especially about the State Department – was to today.

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INDIAN TIBET

tibetan-trumpetsWhen most people think of Tibet, they think of Chinese-Occupied Tibet, which the Chicoms seized in the 1950s, committing genocidal slaughter of two million Tibetans in the process.

Today, the former independent country of Tibet is a Tibetan Theme Park for Chinese tourists, locked down tight by the Chinese military, and secret police who control all the monasteries.

Yet there are regions of ethnic, cultural, and geographical Tibet that China was not able to seize.  One of them, The Kingdom of Lo, tucked away in a tiny hidden  corner of Nepal, we go to on our Himalaya Helicopter Expeditions.   

Larger than Lo is the Upper Indus River Valley as it flows out of Chinese Tibet into the remotest part of northwest India.  The region of the Upper Indus and surrounding side valleys is called Ladakh.  It is wholly Tibetan – here you will find real Tibetan culture truly alive and thriving, replete with astoundingly spectacular Tibetan monasteries or gompas.

I took the photo above at the Spituk gompa – the river in the foreground is the Upper Indus, and the snow-capped mountains in the distance are in Chinese Tibet.  It’s near the capital of Ladakh, Leh – an endlessly fascinating caravanserai town where you’ll find everything Tibetan.  Here’s the ancient Leh Palace and the Leh gompa hovering high above:

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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/30/18

good-fridayWelcome to the Good Friday HFR!

Kind of weird to wake up on this particular morning to see the Drudge headline:  Pope has declared there’s no Hell.

While the Vatican quickly claimed he was misquoted (a typical politician’s non-denial denial) –  not a “faithful transcription of the words of the Holy Father” – nonetheless, it may reopen investigation that this papacy is illegitimate.

You may recall from the Happy New Year HFR three months ago (12/29/17) the substantive accusations of Obama engineering a papal coup:

*March 8, 2017: According to Archbishop of the Catholic Church Luigi Negri, Obama conspired with George Soros in a plot to force Pope Benedict XVI to resign in 2013 and replace him with a Marxist Pope.

 

*January 22, 2017: Catholic newspaper The Remnant issues an open letter to President Trump pleading that he open an investigation of the “Vatican regime change [from Benedict to Francis] engineered by the Obama Administration.”

 

There’s no question that, as The Remnant states, Francis embraces “the radical ideological agenda of the international left.”  He is a leader of the Cult of Global Warming, and advocates the open borders agenda of George Soros – even to the point of, on Christmas Eve last Sunday (12/24/17), comparing Joseph and Mary’s trek to Bethlehem with the migrations of millions of Moslems to Europe and Mexican illegals to America.

Then again, it’s been kind of a weird week all around.  For example:

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THE CHINESE PROOF OF VERY STABLE GENIUS

proof-of-stable-genius The proof is in this picture, published by the official government news agency of Communist China, Xinhua, yesterday, March 28 – and in the article accompanying it:  Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-Un Hold Talks in Beijing.”

You’re welcome to wade through it with all the Orwellian Commie-

speak, but here’s the money quote:

Kim said: "The DPRK is willing to have dialogue with the United States and hold a summit of the two countries. The issue of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can be resolved, if South Korea and the United States respond to our efforts with goodwill, create an atmosphere of peace and stability while taking progressive and synchronous measures for the realization of peace."
Is there any sentient being who can’t see that this is the doing solely and completely of POTUS-VSG Trump?  Okay, libtards driven wacko with Trump Hatred are excluded from being sentient.

Little more than a year ago (4/21/17), TTP told you, “How Donald Trump And Xi Jinping Can Earn The Nobel Peace Prize Solving North Korea.”  Well, here we are.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/23/18

So much for that promise.  As Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) puts it, “This is really tragic… a dark day” for America.  And far more so than Louie would admit.

NR calls it “The Omnibus Disgrace” – all 2,232 pages of $1.3 trillion just for the next six months that Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) says is “a Great Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer.”

In fact, it’s Trump’s Disgrace, for he is the Great Dane.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) begged Trump to veto the monstrosity passed by the House and Senate yesterday (3/22).  Instead, in a disgusting Anti-MAGA Wimpout, he surrendered to Chuck Schumer this afternoon.

Great headline to wake up to this morning isn’t it?  Nancy Pelosi Gloats over Omnibus: ‘Democrats Won’; No Wall.  She’s gloating over a lot more than No Wall.  The odds just enormously increased for her being Speaker Pelosi again after millions of Pub voters realize there’s just no point in voting Rinos back in office.

It’s not so much a Blue Wave of libtard enthusiasm that will sweep the Dems back in power on Capitol Hill, but GOP voters staying home and not caring any more.

They won’t care because they realize the GOP Ruling Elite and the majority of Pubs in office are the Deep State just like the Dems.  Trump had a chance to take them to the woodshed today and he didn’t.  The consequences of his cowardice may prove catastrophic.

Okay, it’s a long ways between now and November, so let’s hope Trump pulls a rabbit out of his hat in the meantime.  In fact, he pulled one out already yesterday, and the biggest rabbit ever seen may be right around the corner.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/16/18

happy-st-patricks-day Well, top o’ the mornin’ to ya!  Welcome to the Happy St. Patrick’s Day HFR!  You may think it’s tomorrow, but it’s already Saturday March 17 in much of the world, so why not start celebrating right now like these happy folks in Singapore?

And note, they’re doing it right – with Guinness, not lousy weak beer with green food coloring.  The future King and Queen of England do it right, so should you!

prince-guinness On St. Patrick’s Day, everybody is – or wishes they were – Irish.  You know how The Irish Saved Civilization, right?  Okay, Tom Cahill’s book is over the top hyperbolic, but no one can doubt Ireland’s prodigious gifts to humanity.

At some point, fortified with a Guinness pint or an appropriately made Irish Whiskey (recipe at the end), take a moment to enjoy TTP’s, Beyond The Pale (August 2006).  Then you can regale and astound your friends with your knowledge of Irish history during the festivities.

Before then, however, let’s see what’s been happening this week.  We have all learned by now that a Trump Presidency is never boring, and this week is no exception.

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MAKE AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY GREAT AGAIN

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo

[If I were incoming Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speechwriter, here’s the speech I’d write for him – JW]

The President announced that with his new Cabinet changes, he’s getting the Cabinet he wants.  My job as Secretary of State will be to give him the foreign policy he wants.

We cannot do that without replacing the Obama holdovers who are committed to thwarting the President’s foreign policy goals.  The man to do that will be my new Deputy Secretary of State, John Bolton.

With John at my side, working with the great many patriots in our diplomatic corps and in tandem with other members of the President’s Cabinet, we are going to make American foreign policy great again.

The US Marines gave a great motto.  Marines define themselves as “your best friend, your worst enemy.”  The State Department will now adopt that motto.

This applies in particular with those countries and leaders who wish not only to ally with us, but embody values they share with us, so we have a relationship of mutual respect.  It also applies to those countries and leaders who wish to be hostile to us, and have abandoned the values that were the basis of our respect for them.

An example of the former is Israel.  An example of the latter is Turkey under the leadership of Mr. Erdogan.  Recently (3/15), he had the temerity to have his Foreign Minister say that I and the State Department must “learn how to behave” before there can be good relations between our countries.

So let me explain something to Mr. Erdogan – that it is you who must learn how to behave towards us.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/09/18

make-trump-look-bad Oh, the anguish!  The bottomless bitterness.  The Abyss of Hopelessness into which they are hurling themselves with shrieks of rage and lamentation.

Welcome to Realization Week.   To the ice water bath shock to libtards waking up to this headline in the morning news, that legitimately and unavoidably, “President Trump Is Well on His Way to Winning the Nobel Peace Prize.”

To libtards learning the man they hate so much really is a Very Stable Genius, and what he said to his predecessor at his Inauguration is coming true:

when-im-done To libtards forced to face the fact that their hatred for their president and their country has become an actual mental illness, the only cure for which is not political but psychiatric.

We just might also be seeing the flip side – that this could be Capitulation Week, given the stunned reaction by at least some Fake Newsers to what happened last night (3/08).

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HALF-FULL REPORT 03/02/18

Should this hit song from 1961 by the Shirelles be our theme song this week?

Ereyesterday (2/28), the WashTimes headline: Trump vs. California Feud Escalates to All-Out Warfare.

Ridiculously hyperbolic, for Trump has been far more patient with the Sanctuary State’s lawlessness than you or I would be.  Yet he is as sick and tired of the Land of Illegals as all of us.

TTPers are not interested in problems, however, but in solutions to them.  Since it would take up way too much space here to provide that, consider this a separate adjunct to the HFR today:  Should America Secede from California?

Time to put an end to this catastrophic nonsense – for we have no time to lose.  FYI, it’s Free Access, so you can forward it to anyone and everyone you want.  Okay, it’s been a “there’ll be days like this” week – here we go.

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SHOULD AMERICA SECEDE FROM CALIFORNIA?

illegals-paradiseWe constantly hear now about California’s threat to secede from the US.  In certain ways, it already has, such as declaring itself a “Sanctuary State” in explicit defiance of the Federal Government.

What is needed is to ask, why shouldn’t it be the other way around?  Why shouldn’t the rest of America kick California out of the United States?

What was the Golden State has become a Third World Poverty Pit sprinkled with gated and walled enclaves of the fantastically wealthy 1% -- just like every corrupt kleptocracy in Africa.  California has become the poster child for the catastrophic destructiveness of Politically Correct Progressivism.

Yesterday on March 1st, the headline on Fox News was: California Has Worst Quality of Life in US, Study Shows.  That same day, the Los Angeles Times headline was: How Can a Place [Downtown Los Angeles] with 58,000 Homeless Continue to Function?

This state of disastrous affairs, the ruination of what was an American Paradise, is the complete and total creation of California Democrats, wielding monopoly power in the state government at Sacramento and the largest municipalities of LA and San Francisco.

Thanks to them, California has become an AINO State – American in Name Only – run by Hate America Marxists and flooded by them with illegal aliens illegally voting to keep them in perpetual power guaranteed with perpetual welfare paid for by exploited taxpayers.

There is a solution to all this:  the rest of America stops putting up with it.  We tell California to get the hell out of our country.

How do we do that?  By calling California’s bluff to secede.  We move to secede from them first.  The strategy to do so requires three key steps.

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THE HOLY LAND IS CALLING YOU

holy-land-callingAll your life you’ve promised yourself to go to the Holy Land – to see and experience where the two religious foundations of Western Civilization, Judaism and Christianity, were created.

Time is a funny thing. The older you get, the faster it passes by. We dream of doing what we want “someday,” and somehow someday never comes. Then one day, there are no more somedays.

You know what the easiest thing to do is? To figure out an excuse to put something off. Everyone is a born genius at it. You’d be amazed at your creativity in coming up with incredibly clever and persuasive reasons why something is preventing you from making a life dream coming true.

This April, you can be with your fellow TTPers to experience the Holy Land in the way you’ve always dreamed of. I know them all, they are wonderful people, we are going to have a gloriously fun time together.

To be one of them, just click here – The Hidden Holy Land – enter your email, and you’ll get all the info you need to be with us.

The Holy Land is calling you. Use your ingenuity to answer. Life is short. Someday is now.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 02/23/18

ban-assault-weaponsOr to put it another way:

mass-murderer-leaders Welcome to Sobering Lesson Week.

That lesson, however, is not the one being taught above – for it is one that every conservative and patriot knows full well: that tyranny requires a disarmed citizenry to be successful.

No, the lesson is that all the gun-control hysteria is from the Left – and that is because the Left is unrelentingly and thoroughly Fascist.

The goal of the Left – including most every Democrat and Fake News Waste Stream Media member – is neither prosperity nor safety of people but government tyranny over them.

In an op-ed of pathological chutzpah today (2/23), a Chicom propaganda organ, China Military, claimed: China Can Offer Lessons to US in Protecting Human Rights.

Here you have the most mass-murdering regime in human history, with the Guinness record-holder of mass-murder, Mao (45 million unarmed Chinese in 4 years alone) on every denomination of Chinese currency, lecturing us on human rights.  And note, every one of the Chicom gun-control arguments is taken straight from the choir book of Fake News gun-control Lefties.

The lesson continues.  Here we go.

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STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES!

stop-separating-families-rallyWhat normal person capable of human compassion could disagree?  Who would advocate or actively work to achieve breaking families apart?  It’s a moral given:  Of course those involved should stop separating families.

All conservatives and patriots should agree that the US government’s immigration policy have as a moral goal to Stop Separating Families – right?

On Monday (2/19), the New York Times published an op-ed by a “DACA recipient” or “Dreamer” named Antonio Alarcon entitled “Senators, Dreamers Are Watching You.”

On Tuesday (2/20), Breitbart’s response was headlined: DACA Illegal Aliens March in Lockstep With Democrats: Maintaining Chain Migration Takes Priority Over Amnesty.  The photo above is from that story.

Breitbart focuses on the practical consequences of disastrously massive immigration numbers due to “chain migration,” which are real --

yet irrelevant to the moral argument, that practicality aside, it is immoral to separate families.

“Chain migration” has been positioned by the Left as a moral issue, and needs to be debated on that ground.  So here we go.

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FAKE NEWS! TODAY IS NOT PRESIDENTS DAY!

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:

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HALF-FULL REPORT 02/16/18

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…

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HALF-FULL REPORT 02/09/18

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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AINOS AND THE WASTE STREAM MEDIA

At the White House press conference yesterday (2/06), Sarah Sanders nailed the key issue to the wall:
“Democrats are going to have to make a decision at some point really soon, do they hate this president more than they love this country.”
In other words, are Democrats going to choose to be Americans, or will they remain what they are now:  Americans In Name Only or AINOs.

It’s the same exact issue facing the Democrat Propaganda Machine, ridiculously known as the “Mainstream” Media.  There is nothing “mainstream” about this ilk who have abandoned the slightest pretense of honest journalism.

They no longer compose the “MSM” – they are now the WSM – the Waste Stream Media.  What they produce is a sewer of filth, lies, and Hate America narratives.

Conservatives have contempt for RINO politicians, Republicans In Name Only, and for good reason. The basis for conservative contempt of RINOs is their cowardice – the spineless refusal of the GOP Establishment Elite to stand up for their professed principles.

There are a few of them so suffused with hatred for President Trump that they have become AINOs as well – such as Jeff Flake – but only a few.

Not so with the Dems and WSM.  To call them simple cowards is too generous, for their hatred of America has become so visceral that to call it treasonous is no joke.

Let’s be very clear on this:  You don’t get more treasonous than effecting the permanent destruction of American electoral democracy.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 02/02/18

Donald Trump is a man of drama.  As a master dramatist, he knows how to start slow and steadily build up, event by event, to culminate in a climactic crescendo.

The essence of drama is conflict and its resolution.  This week is one of historic drama.  As we await the resolution, let’s take a break from the tension to calm down and listen to the epic example of a crescendo in classical music, Ravel’s Bolero.  André Rieu conducts the Johann Strauss Orchestra under a full moon at Maastricht, Netherlands.

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Didn’t that feel good?  It was hard, I’ll bet, not to imagine Trump being the conductor instead of Rieu, wasn’t it?

Note that Rieu is holding a violin.  That’s because he’s a famed violinist.  Trump is too – a virtuoso at playing his enemies like a Stradivarius.  This is the week he played them to climax, triggering them to collapse into full self-destructive dementia.

We’ll call it Trump’s Bolero.

Returning from his triumph at Davos where the world’s global elite treated him like a rock star (see last week’s HFR), on Tuesday (1/20) he delivered a State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress that ranks as one of the greatest ever given by any president. And as planned, it drove the Dems literally out of their minds.

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THE HIDDEN HOLY LAND

holy-landIf there is one place on more TTPers’ bucket lists than any other, it’s the birthplace of the two founding religious traditions of Western Civilization, Judaism and Christianity.

You could spend a lifetime in the Holy Land and not see it all, for under every rock there’s 4,000 years of extraordinary history.  Yet millions of visitors come here and see so little.

They go to the famous places, take a lot of pictures, hear a lecture most of which they forget once they’re back home, and that’s about it.  Israel, the Holy Land?  Yeah, been there, done that.

So how about doing it for real?  That means:

*Experiencing all those famous places to get an in-depth understanding of what actually happened there and why.

*Experiencing places you never heard of, yet are equally fascinating.

*Experiencing Israel on a personal level, making friendships that last a lifetime with people who live here.

*Gaining a revelatory grasp of modern Israel that’s deeper than has anyone you know.

*Having all of this sink into your bones so you never forget it as long as you live.

Isn’t that what’s on your bucket list?  If so, consider joining me on an unparalleled experience of the Hidden Holy Land this coming April.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/26/18

trump-tweet-012618The HFR is called such because we’re optimists – the glass is half-full, not half-empty.  It was not easy to do this during our long eight-year Nightmare of Zero.  It’s been enjoyably easy for the past year of MAGA.

There are still weeks, however, that are not as easy as others.  This week is one of them.  Yet we’ll manage to be more than full by the end.

Yesterday (1/25), I wrote Mad Dog on the Porch – how SecDef Mattis appears to be wimping out in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria.

Today, (1/26), we ran two opposing views on this with regard to Turkey:  David Goldman’s Tinpot Turkish Dictator Humiliates the United States, and Caroline Glick’s The US Quietly Sidelines a Turkey in Decline.

I have tremendous regard for both David and Caroline.  I want to Caroline to be right – and thus me to be wrong about Mattis, and by extension his boss – but I’m afraid David may be right.  We’ll find out soon.

That said, the news will get better as we go along…

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MAD DOG ON THE PORCH

stay-on-the-porchSecretary of Defense, and 4 Star Marine General (ret) James Mattis is called “Mad Dog” for a reason.

When asked last May what keeps him awake at night as SecDef, he responded, Nothing. I keep other people awake at night.”  When reporters asked him at the start of the year (1/05), what his biggest military concern was for 2018, he replied, I don’t have concerns.  I create them.”

Mad Dog Mattis is the biggest and baddest of the big dogs – nobody should even think of messing with him, right?  Then why is he on the porch, staying meekly and quietly on the porch, instead of running with all the other big dogs and showing them who’s boss?

Three tragedies are simultaneously occurring in the world right now – and where the heck is Mad Dog?  Staying on the porch.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/19/18

release-the-memo“WHOA, NELLIE!” That was the famous expression of beloved sportscaster Keith Jackson – who passed away at age 89 last Friday (1/12) – when something breathtakingly amazing happened on the field of play.

That something happened on the political field of play on Capitol Hill last night, resulting in early this morning the Twitter hashtag #ReleasetheMemo trending as among the most read in the entire world.

Note that was before dawn in DC when I started writing this – just a few hours later the Commie-Fascisti at Twitter erased it off the Worldwide Trends sidebar – after it had hit over 800,000 tweets, replaced by #NationalPopcornDay with less than 5,000.

It began with ace super-reporter Sarah Carter last night (1/18) posting: A Bombshell House Intelligence report exposing extensive FISA abuse could lead to the removal of senior government officials:

“A review of a classified document outlining what is described as extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse was made available to all House members Thursday (1/18) and the revelations could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and Department of Justice, several sources with knowledge of the document stated. These sources say the report is ‘explosive,’ stating they would not be surprised if it leads to the end of Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into President Trump and his associates.”
It’s been quite a week.  Here we go.

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ISLANDS OF MYSTERY AND LEGEND

easter-island-and-pitcairn-island

For those who regard our planet as endlessly fascinating, there are few places on earth they yearn to see more than the world’s two great Islands of Mystery and Legend lost in the remotest South Pacific – Easter Island and Pitcairn Island.

(Spoiler Alert:  Pitcairn recently became perhaps the Ultimate Escape Destination to get away from it all.  See why at the end.)

Since we were kids, we’ve all seen pictures of Easter’s huge brooding stone statues – but how many people do you know who have seen and experienced them for real?  The power and magic of  being with the moai as they are called will never leave you.

easter-island-2 And who among us has not heard the story of The Mutiny on the Bounty – of how, on April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian, first mate of HMS (His Majesty’s Ship of the British Royal Navy) Bounty led a mutiny of the crew against the tyrannical Captain William Bligh, set Bligh and crew members loyal to him in a longboat, and took the Bounty to sail into history.

Clark Gable was Fletcher Christian in Mutiny on the Bounty, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1935. Marlon Brando played him in 1962, as did Mel Gibson in 1984. Everyone knows the story, for it is epically famous. Yet so very, very few have ever experienced being where it took place.

To experience either of these magically historical places is a dream of any explorer of the world – to experience both at the same time… well, that’s never been done before, except on a private yacht or huge cruise ship taking a month or two.  You and I, however, can in  two weeks this coming May.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 01/12/18

Well, well – looks like the POTUS really stepped in it according to the WaPo yesterday (1/11).

Funny how TIME’s cover earlier this week depicts Trump’s hair on fire, when it’s his libtard critics’ hair constantly on fire with his every utterance.  Funny in spades how the TIME libtards thought they were ridiculing him with their caricature, when immediately Trump fans memed it into something totally cool:

So if I were in the Oval Office right now, I’d suggest he respond thusly:

“OK, not the best choice of words.  Obviously my description of certain countries was inaccurate since my critics deem them wonderful places.  So wonderful that, in redemption for my description, I am going to make my critics in the Fake News Media an offer too tempting to refuse.

 

I am going to offer them a Citizen Swap.  For every one of my Fake News critics who renounces his or her citizenship in the US, moves to, lives in, and becomes a citizen of one of these wonderful countries such as Haiti or in Africa, I will take one of the best-qualified citizens of these countries and confer US citizenship upon them. Even-steven.

 

My Citizen Swap program is a complete win-win.  My critics get to stop living in the country they hate and despise, to live in a country they admire far more – in exchange for one of that country’s people coming here. Admittedly, it is mysterious why my critics think anyone would want to leave their wonderful country, to prefer living in the America my critics believe to be so racist and evil.

 

I am happy to offer a Citizen Swap to any of my critics – Fake Newsers, Social Justice Warriors, those in Black Lives Matter and Antifa, those in academia with special consideration for Ivy League professors, judges on the Ninth Circuit, Rosie O’Donnell of course, virtually everyone in Hollywood and every late night show host, plus all Democrats in the House and Senate.

 

The only condition for them to make a Citizen Swap is that it’s irreversible.  Once they stop being an American citizen and leave the country, they can’t come back. Ever.  But why would they want to return to the country they hate anyway, when they’ll be so much happier in Haiti?

 

So again, my Citizen Swap is a win-win – a win for those who hate America and now get to leave, and most certainly a win for America who will be infinitely better off without them.” 

Now for a deep dive into what this is really all about.

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I AIN’T GOT NOBODY

Let’s get in the right mood.  Relax and enjoy Louis Armstrong’s rendition of I Ain’t Got Nobody – Satchmo sings the lyrics starting at 1:20.

Now – doesn’t that make you feel better?  Especially when you consider that’s the Democrats’ and the Fascist Media’s theme song for 2020?

What more evidence do you need that they ain’t got nobody with their current straw-grasping frenzy over the Queen of Hollywood’s Cesspool of Hypocrisy, Oprah Winfrey?

On Sunday evening (1/07), she got an award from the foreign press – as if anyone cares about them – in a meaningless ceremony called the “Golden Globes” – as if anyone outside of Hollywood has ever heard of it.

The attendees wore black to be in “solidarity” with women harassed by Hollywood moguls – although not one of the ladies who’ve gone pubic over their harassment was invited, or even mentioned by name by any of the awardees, including Oprah.

Instead, in her hailed-to-the-moon “presidential” acceptance speech, Oprah dredged up an ancient white-men-rape-black-woman story from 1944 in Alabama (neglecting to say that was in the Yellow Dog Democrat South) to condemn the Hollywood harassers of today she was too cowardly to name

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MAKE THE WORLD GREAT AGAIN

anti-govt-demos-in-iranCoimbra, Portugal.  How ironic to be here with my fellow TTPers where the great hero who brought freedom to his country from Moslem conquest lies at rest, at a time when the world’s achieving freedom from Moslem terrorism may be taking place.

For as I am writing this, another heroic liberation from Moslem horrors is taking place – against the Islamic Terror Masters of Iran.

The effort is in its infancy, starting a scant five days ago last Thursday (12/30) in Shia Islam’s holy city of Mashhad.  Within a day or so, it spread to most every big city in the country, then medium-size communities, and by now to hundreds of small towns.

The outcome is far from certain, the struggle of the Iranian people for their freedom may fail.  Yet it is not too soon to discuss the immensity of what is happening in Iran at this moment, and the enormity of the consequences should their struggle succeed.

The first consequence has already occurred – the exposure of the global Left as a disgraced fraud in its claim to advocate liberty and women’s rights.  That exposure includes that of our President’s pathetic predecessor, whom the Iranian people despise.

Our media and the global media refuse to support the Iranian people in their struggle for freedom because their hero is not Zero but President Trump.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/29/17

happy-new-year-2018 Welcome to the Happy New Year HFR!  2018 here we come.  It’s going to be a triumphal year with our Happy Warrior in the White House…

trump-new-year-wish How can you not love a guy like this?  No President in US history has ever been deluged with so much hate, obstruction, and lies – and he’s overcoming it all with a smile.

That he has accomplished as much if not more in his first year in office as any of his predecessors is extraordinary.  That he accomplished all that in the face of such unhinged hate is miraculous.  And with a Cheshire cat grin.

Yet as we close the book on 2017, it’s not the time to look back but to look forward.  We learn from 2017 only as clues to what the odds for 2018 may be.

Predictions about human behavior are only about possibilities.  We can know 100% for sure about things in the physical future, such as there will be a Full Moon on May 29, 2018, but not with our human future as it’s undetermined – too many decisions that have yet to be made, too many black swans that come out of nowhere.  The Crystal Ball is always cloudy.

So with that yuge caveat, let’s look at what 2018 futures are more likely than others.

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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

partridge-in-a-pear-treeI hope you had the Merriest of Christmases yesterday, Monday December 25, but according to the song, the First Day of Christmas is the day after Christmas, December 26.  That’s today.

Ancient Christians celebrated Christmas starting with the day after the birth of Jesus and ending on January 6th with the visit of the Magi in Matthew 2:11 known as the Epiphany.

Start with 12/26 and end with 1/6 and you get: the Twelve Days of Christmas.

No doubt you’re really tired of hearing Christmas songs by now, including this one, yet you may still be wondering what the heck partridges in a pear tree and eight maids a-milking have to do with the birth of the founder of Christianity.

So I thought it might be entertaining, as we recover from the festivities, to take a look at the song’s origin, meaning, and myth.  For all of the song’s twelve gifts are Christian symbols.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/22/17

merry-christmas-2017Welcome to the Merry Christmas HFR!  Christmas 2017 is the Merriest that America has had in a very long time.  Certainly the Merriest for all conservatives, patriots, and those who love America.  That’s because…

we-are-winning For the Losers who want America to fail, it’s a Forrest Gump Christmas, because as Forrest so wisely observed, “Stupid is as stupid does.”  Or as the POTUS puts it…

make-schumer-cry-again Welcome to the merriest, winningest, and funnest HFR in modern memory.

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“YOU’RE MEN, AIN’T YA?”

This is an epic scene in the great western, Open Range (2003), starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall.  They are “free grazers,” hated by the crooked sheriff and kingpin land baron who tyrannize the town the grazers are passing through and have killed one of their cowboys.

At the bar, a townsman says, “Shame what this town’s come to.”  Costner responds, “You can do something about it.”

The townsman is frightened at the prospect, objecting, “We’re freighters, Ralph here’s a shopkeeper.”

Costner looks at him with disgust: “You’re men, ain’t ya?”

The townsman, defensively: “I didn’t raise my boys just to see ‘em killed.”

Costner: “Well, you may not know this, but there are things that gnaw on a man worse than dying.”

At the end of Open Range, Costner and Duvall alone face the kingpin and all his henchmen.  Their courage in the ensuing gunfight inspires the townspeople to join the two grazers in gunning down the evil that had plagued them.

That is what Trump is doing for America.  Politics is downstream of culture, so they say.  Not for Trump.  As uniquely befits him, Trump is going in reverse – changing our politics will change our culture.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 12/15/17

Introducing the best possible Christmas present you could give yourself or any real American friend for triggering snowflakes and leftards:  The To The Point IT’S OK T-shirt:

its-ok-to-be-white-shirt-front its-ok-to-be-white-shirt-back Setting lefties’ hair on fire by ridiculing their pathologies is such a fun sport, and so easy to do.  Just think of all the Schadenfreudelicious joy you or your friends will have wearing the TTP IT’S OK T-shirt – or sweatshirt or polo. Click on the link to order one for you and everyone you know – what gift could be more fun?

Ps:  Note that you don’t have to be white, or a man, or a straight to wear this shirt.  You’re simply saying all of that is OK no matter who you are.

So – this was a week of ups and downs, but in the end the ups are higher than the downs.  It’s a roller coaster, so here we go…

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