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Where Jesus was born, Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem, Israel

Is there a Christian who hasn’t dreamed of being, once in their lives, at the very spot where Jesus was born?

Or laying their hands on the Stone of Anointing, the slab Jesus’s body was laid upon after being taken down from the Cross?

Stone of Anointing – Church of the Holy Sepulcher

Slab of Anointing, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem, Israel

Is there a Jew who hasn’t dreamed of praying at the Western Wall?

Western Wall, Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel

Western Wall, Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel

Israel is called The Holy Land for very good reason. It is the birthplace of the two founding religious traditions of Western Civilization. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have experienced this sacred land, that’s wonderful.

But if you haven’t, you know you have to in your lifetime. That time is nowakoshav in transliterated Hebrew.

It’s now because we are fast running out of time for TTPers to go on Hidden Holy Land II in October (October 8-18). October is when the weather in Israel is perfect with hotels and reservations being taken fast. We have room for only one, possibly two more couples, then we must close it out. No more room at the inn.

It’s now because this is the last time I’ll take TTPers to Israel. I’ve been there at least six times now, I’m turning over Wheeler Expeditions to my sons Brandon and Jackson next year. If you want to go with me to Israel, it’s this October.

It’s now because we have a marvelous group of your fellow TTPers coming. I know them all. We all see the world eye-to-eye. You’ll love being with them (and make lifetime friends).

It’s now because there is no better exploration of the Holy Land than what I've put together. I personally designed our itinerary, there’s nothing else like it. Read Hidden Holy Land II on the TTP left side bar to see for yourself.

It’s now because you know in your bones that your life will feel incomplete if you don’t make The Holy Land a part of your life, and in a deep, rewarding way.

That’s certainly what happened to TTPers on Hidden Holy Land I last April. Here’s what one of them, Mike Cooley, posted on the TTP Forum (6/16):

“I can attest to what an amazing trip this is. If you are considering a trip to the Holy Land, THIS is the one to go on. Why do I say this? The statement that you will go places and see things in the region that other trips do not go near is NOT an exaggeration.


I was a member of the last expedition, and I had stayed an extra night in Tel Aviv. While there, I met and told some local Israelis about the trip that I had just completed, and they were ASTONISHED to hear that I had been to Hebron, the Golan Heights, I walked through knee deep water in hand-carved tunnels underneath Jerusalem that are over 2,000 years old, and the list rolls on.


The lodging, food, and local expert guides were all outstanding. THIS is a tour that takes you places few other tours, and a great many Israeli residents, seldom make it to.”

It’s now because as they say in Israel, vam la 'akoshav, ayemtey? If not now, when?

So click here for the details on The Hidden Holy Land II. Now. I’ll see you in Jerusalem. Israel now! L’Chaim!



Welcome to the Friday the 13th HFR.  It’s a good day for Democrats to be Friggatriskaidekaphobics.  Strzok the Smirking Schmuck is now the face of the Democrat Deep State attempting a coup to overthrow the duly elected government of the United States.

In the hearing yesterday (7/12), Democrats completely disgraced themselves.  Constantly interrupting and being obnoxious as possible, talking about “separated children,” student debt, even Puerto Rico, they defended Strzok’s treason repeatedly, with one of them – Demtard Steve Cohen – stating that Strzok deserved a Purple Heart for enduring the hearing.

At the end of the hearing, House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte told Strzok he will be held in Contempt of Congress for refusing to answer legitimate questions.

Once Goodlatte does, expect to hear a lot about something called “Inherent Contempt.”  It hasn’t been used since 1934, but there will be a clamor to use it now.

An awful lot of ground to cover in this HFR.  Here we go….



Santiago de Matamoros – Patron Saint of Spain

Santiago de Matamoros – Patron Saint of Spain

In 711 AD, a Moslem army crossed the Straits of Gibraltar to conquer all of Christian Spain.  It took 750 years to kick them out.

The story is told of the Christian Reconquest of Spain – and of Spain’s patron saint Santiago Matamoros, meaning Saint James the Moslem-Killer (those are Moslem soldiers under his horse’s feet above) – in Reconquista (TTP, August 2009).[i]

Now, in a correlation of historical ironies, we are about to embark on an American Reconquista of our own.  Actually, three of them simultaneously, all deeply interrelated.

History, however, moves far faster today than in the Middle Ages.  Our Reconquista will not take centuries.  Indeed, victory over all three could well be before the end of the Trump Presidency in 2024.

Let’s start with the most immediate.  Two days ago on July 1st, Mexico declared war upon the United States.



freedoms-birthday[This was originally in To The Point for July 4, 2004. This is the version for 2018.  We at To The Point wish all of you an exceedingly happy Fourth of July.]

July 4th is Freedom’s Birthday. My suggestion is, amidst the fireworks and barbeques and flag-waving fun – all of which are great – that you take the time to feel good about America.

Take the time to read the Declaration of Independence aloud with your family.

One reason is that, for all your worries about America’s culture and morality, you and all your fellow conservatives can feel good about your country. Liberals can’t. One of the defining characteristics of leftie-liberals is an inability to feel truly proud of their country – proud to the bone.

You cannot be a liberal without feeling apologetic and embarrassed over being an American. You cannot be a conservative without lacking any such embarrassment or compulsion to apologize at all.

That is why the Left is filled with so much hate and rage towards President Trump – and why we feel so much affection.  The Left doesn’t want to Make America Great Again – and we do.



man-or-liberalWith the Fourth of July right around the corner, we have so much to celebrate this week that the question is not, Are you tired of winning yet?.  The question now is, Have you run out of popcorn yet?.  Better buy a lot more.  This show just keep getting better and better.

This is the week, to take a prime example, that exposed The Brittleness of the Left (6/28).  Tossing modesty aside, it’s the Must-Read of the Week (and it’s Free, you can send it to everyone you know) – in which we learned that it’s not just college kids, it’s that all Lefties are snowflakes.

A key character trait of all Liberal-Lefties is avoidance of personal responsibility, acceptance of which is a necessary condition for being an adult.  Thus a physically grown male Lefty remains a man-child, while a female Lefty remains a woman-child – for the above meme applies to both genders.

Another necessary condition of being a real adult, man or woman, is one’s capacity for reason to override one’s emotions.  Lacking this capacity is what makes children crybabies ruled by their feelings – which is exactly what Lefties are.

Leftie crybabies have been on bright klieg lights display this week like never before.  Here’s a trio of examples you’ll revel in.  And there’s massively more in this Fabulous Fourth of July HFR…



Justice Kennedy: “Ruth is 85 – do I tell her it’s time to retire?”

Justice Kennedy: “Ruth is 85 – do I tell her it’s time to retire?”

In 1987, I wrote an article for the Heritage Foundation entitled, "The Brittleness of the Soviet Empire."

I argued that the structure of the Soviet Empire, including the Soviet Union itself, was brittle. When a physicist describes a physical substance as brittle, he has definite characteristics in mind.

A brittle structure may be very stable. Unbending and unchanging, it may be able to withstand a great deal of pressure and remain unaltered for a considerable time. But it is inflexible; stresses cannot be redistributed except by causing the flaws to grow until a sudden, catastrophic failure occurs shattering the material and breaking it apart.

A brittle structure does not change slowly and gradually. One moment it seems sturdy and unyielding; the next moment it is in pieces.

That’s exactly what happened to the Soviet Union.  That’s exactly what’s happening to the Left in America today.  As in today, June 28, 2018.  Mark the date.  Millions of Lefty Trump-Haters feel just like this guy as you are reading this:



i-dont-care-jacketWOW… Who knew FLOTUS is a PR genius?  And the gutsiest.  She’s learned from the master, who happens to be POTUS.

Without saying a word, the world’s High Fashion Queen wore a $39 Zara jacket that annihilated, nuked, obliterated, tore to shreds, made mincemeat of every demented proto-hominid Trump-hating has-been celeb from Samantha Bee, Kathy Griffin, Peter Fonda, Robert DeNiro on down plus their Fake Newser megaphones.

The headlines started appearing last night (6/21).  By early this morning (6/22, 830AM), Googling Melania + “I Really Don’t Care Do U?” got 47 million 700 hundred thousand hits.

Talk about shock and awe, a total wipeout firestorm meltdown in the Libtard Enemedia.  It hit them right between the eyes like a punch from Rocky Marciano, yet they were too brain-dead to get the message.  The number of headlines describing as “baffling” what Melania has done is uncountable.

Everything about this is no accident, comrades.  The cheap jacket instead of her usual haute couture coat costing thousands emphasized how cheap and worthless she regarded her and her husband’s hate-filled critics.

Wearing it on a solo visit to an illegal alien children’s shelter on the Tex-Mex border – the status of whom is the Fake News’ freakazoid hysteria of the moment – emphasized that, while of course she cares for children, she couldn’t care less about the phony manufactured Fake News crisis about them.

The words on the back, in white paint like graffiti on a wall, carried an ice-water bath of a message.  That of course she cares for her children like any mother – she called the Secret Police to go after Peter Fonda after he threatened Barron – the people spewing filth and lunacy mean nothing to her.

And so much more.  For the question, “Do U?” means they should mean nothing to you either.



enoughThere’s a scene in John Wayne’s greatest movie, The Searchers, where Ward Bond stops Wayne from killing a savage Comanche who had slaughtered his brother’s family and raped-murdered their daughter.  “That tears it! Wayne shouts, as he vows to hunt down the savages without him.

And he does.  Near the movie’s end, he finds the Comanche chief “Scar” and scalps him.  That’s the way I feel towards the Trump-hating, America-hating Left right now – from Hollywood “celebrities” to CNN/NYT Fake Newsers to Deep State criminals like Comey and Brennan.

I want their scalps.

Earlier this month (6/05), I wrote “Where’s the Left’s Horse? It referred to the famous scene in The Godfather when the movie producer who had insultingly refused a polite request from the Godfather woke up the next morning with the bloody head of his beloved horse in his bed.

“What is it,” I asked TTPers, “that, if it happened to the Left’s culture mavens, from the New York Times to Facebook, Twitter, and Google, they would react with total submissive terror the same as the movie producer in The Godfather?”

TTPers responded with more posts on the Forum than we’ve had in some time.  I appreciate them all.  Yet in the meantime, Left Derangement has gotten worse.  There’s no time to lose, the time is now for radical solutions.



great-blue-hole This is the world renowned Great Blue Hole of the Caribbean, made famous by Jacques Cousteau.  It’s part of the Belize Barrier Reef, the third largest coral reef system on the planet.

I was lucky to go scuba diving here and can attest, here is one of the world’s great dive sites.  Nearby is the idyllic island of Ambergris Caye (those Brits, spelling it “caye” and pronouncing it “key”), right off the Belizean coast.

belize-beach Belize is unique among the countries of Central America.  One of the things that makes it so is my friend and fellow TTPer Mike Cobb – whom I call the Entrepreneur in Paradise.



trumps-best-birthday It’s 6AM on Friday morning (6/15) and this is still the lead headline on Drudge from yesterday.

Living well and successfully is the best revenge, the adage goes, so just think of how this boils the bile of Punchy DeNiro, Crooked Hillary, Lyin’ Jim Comey, Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, Crazy Maxine Waters, Pelosi Galore, the Corrupt Fake Newsers of CNN/New York Times et al, and every Trump Hater in America.

Makes your heart sing, doesn’t it?  To rub it in more, history will record this as one of the great photos of the 21st Century:

greatest-photo-of-21st-century I’m up at dawn because I know this HFR is going to take me from sunrise to sunset.  So much has gone on this week it’s overwhelming.  The best way to get at it is to go day by day.



TTPers overlooking Jerusalem – April 2018

TTPers overlooking Jerusalem – April 2018

TTP and Wheeler Expedition’s The Hidden Holy Land in April was such a smashing success that so many of you have asked – Can you do this again, and soon?

We are happy to comply – Hidden Holy Land II will be this October:  October 8 to 18.

If 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?



Welcome to the Hahahahahah! HFR.  I cannot recall a week that has brought me so many belly-laughs as this one.  I think you’ll agree.

Let’s, however, pull some heartstrings first.  On Wednesday (6/06), President Trump commuted the life sentence with no parole for Alice Marie Johnson, who was in her 21st year of federal prison.  Here she is greeted by her family upon her release:


She expresses nothing but thankfulness and gratitude, looking at the television cameras to say “God bless America.”  In an interview with the Associated Press, she said:
"I'd like to say, President Trump, thank you for having mercy upon me. Thank you for taking the time to look at my case, and feel like I deserve a second chance in life. I promise I will not let you down."
Okay, ready to laugh your head off?  Here we go…



It’s one of the most terrifyingly memorable scenes in all motion pictures.  If you’ve ever seen The Godfather, the 1970 original, you’ve never forgotten it.

The Godfather’s consigliore goes to see a famous movie producer about a movie role for his godson.  This is what happens:


In a subsequent scene, it’s casually mentioned in passing that the godson got the role.

I was prompted to recall this by the events of the last several days.  You can prod and prod and prod someone until they finally snap and can’t take it anymore.  Everyone has their limit and I have reached mine.  I want to know where the Left’s horse is.



Welcome to the Bogart In The White House HFR.

 Bogart as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon with Mary Astor and Peter Lorre

POTUS in Nashville, Tuesday May 29

Then we have the Trump Lesson of the Week – perhaps of the entire Trump Presidency, all 8 years of it.  It takes Nicky Parsons in The Bourne Supremacy a few seconds to describe Donald Trump to a T… That’s just for openers.  Here we go with one amazing week.



korea-on-mapAs of today (May 31), it looks like the Trump-Kim Summit will still take place in Singapore on June 12.  Peace between North and South Korea would be an astounding achievement, previously deemed utterly impossible.  That it may be possible we will see, this December 10 in Norway’s Oslo City Hall, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un awarded the Nobel Peace Prize boggles the mind.

I have been to North Korea three times, 2010-2012.  Now might be a good time to tell you about it.

As you may know, I’ve been to every country in the world (198 counting 193 UN member states, 2 UN observer states, and 3 sovereign countries blocked from UN membership: Taiwan, Kosovo, and Somaliland), as well as over another 100 separate political jurisdictions.

So it is with some authority I can say North Korea is far – far – away the weirdest place on the planet.  It is George Orwell’s 1984 made real.  Thus it is not easy to describe something so off-the-wall bizarre, so totally over the top that there’s nothing to compare it to.

Let’s start with the unexpected.  For example, North Korea is an environmentalist’s paradise.



spy-gate The Storm we have been waiting for has finally begun.

This Wednesday POTUS Tweet was a historical message.  No longer is the target simply the “Deep State.”  Now it is the “Criminal Deep State.”  It gives a masterfully memorable name to the culminating criminal scandal:  Spygate.  And the critical message is in two words: “turned around.”

trump-tweet-052318 We’ll find out just how “turned around” the Dems and Fake Newsers are – and the same for China’s Xi – by Trump in this HFR.  An astounding week, and so much fun too – here we go.



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.



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



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.



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.



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…



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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:



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:



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.



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.



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.



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.



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).



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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