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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…



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…



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.



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.


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.



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.



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…



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.



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.




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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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…



the-living-bridge We’re going to talk today about the most unique, remote, unknown and interesting part of India.

It’s natural, cultural, and historical diversity is immense – from Tibetan monasteries in the high Himalayas to headhunters in dense jungles, from secluded tribes embracing Christianity to people who have retained their 4,000 year-old religion older than Hinduism, from modern cities to lands teeming with tigers and one-horned rhinoceros.

Yet it is also India’s most critical strategic vulnerability.  We’ll start by seeing why.  Then we’ll take a photo tour of the whole place.  We’ll end with how you can soon explore this fascinating region with me.



In 1959, the most popular hit song in America was Johnny Horton’s The Battle of New Orleans.  Yesterday (12/07), President Trump, in his twitter feed @realDonaldTrump, inserted among memorializations of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day:

trump-tweet-010817As the POTUS is a well-known admirer of America’s 7th president (1829-1837) placing his portrait in the Oval Office, you’d think Kilmeade had written a bio of Old Hickory.  Instead, it’s the story of Andrew Jackson winning the Battle of New Orleans at the end of 1814.

The question arises:  is Trump’s tweet a presidential dog-whistle?  For just about everyone old enough to remember Johnny Horton’s song in 1959 still does.  It’s still ranked as one of the top country music songs of all time.

The Brits were the world’s superpower still smarting from us colonial yokels beating them at Yorktown and were determined to reconquer us.  The invasion force they launched in New Orleans to seize control of the Mississippi River was enormous.  All Jackson had was a rag-tag assemblage of coonskin-hat militiamen, freed black slaves, Choctaw Indians, Jean Lafitte’s pirates, and 58 US Marines – Deplorables all to the Brits.

Yet Jackson’s Deplorables cleaned the Brits’ clock.  Trump was 13 when Horton’s song came out, and no doubt put to memory the most famous verse of the song like every other kid in America did (like me – I was 16), of what our ancestors did to the Redcoats:

Yeah they ran through the briers and they ran through the brambles And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
So – why would Trump pick this week to hail out of the blue a book about a battle over 200 years ago?  Is he dog-whistling a message to us Deplorables that he intends to do to the Empire of the Left what Andy Jackson did to the Brits in 1814?

If so, he picked this week because his Winning is starting to reach warp-speed.  The week wags began calling it Strategic Omnidirectional MAGA-winning.  Such a deluge of winning that the HFR today is going to have a hard time encompassing its scope.  Might as well dive right in.



Tawang Tibetan Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Tawang Tibetan Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh, India

2018 is upon us.

You can bet the farm that it’s going to be an adventurous year politically.  But what about you personally?  None of us is getting younger – the arrow of time only flies in one direction.  Often, as we keep saying to ourselves, “Someday, I’m going to…” that someday never comes.

So how about your someday coming next year – making 2018 an adventurous year doing what you’ve dreamed of?

Here are a half-dozen adventures I’m planning for next year.  Why don’t you let me know if any of them get your juices flowing?  Hopefully, you’ll be able to join me on at least one, or they’ll spark ideas of yours.  Let’s all look forward to the Adventure of 2018.

Easter Island

Easter Island



When my father pledged the Phi Delta Theta house at Stanford in 1931, catching a snipe was a requirement to join.  He was taken out to a forest, told to stand along a small trail, crouch down holding a bag, and wait for a snipe – a bird that runs on the ground like a roadrunner only bigger – to catch.

“They run really fast so you’ve got to stay alert – we’ll chase them to you,” they said.  Left alone in the dark, crouching down intensely waiting for the elusive snipe’s fast approach, it took my father a while to realize he’d been had “holding the bag” for something that would never come.

A “snipe hunt” is a time-honored practical joke pulled on generations of kids at summer camps, Boy Scout outings, and college fraternity hazings.  It’s a harmless prank that everyone laughs about afterwards, like my Dad did when he got back to the Phi Delt house.

Yet the Snipe Hunt for Peace that American and Western diplomats have been engaging in for nigh-on two-thirds of a century has been far from harmless.  All of them have been left stupidly “holding the bag” while Palestinian Arabs laugh and sneer at them – because the “peace” being sought after is as imaginary as a snipe.

Nothing could more exemplify Trump’s strategic genius than to put an end to this game.

He set the stage by obliterating ISIS in Iraq and Syria; by going to the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, and telling a conference of Moslem world leaders right to their faces they will now ally with America in putting an end to Islamic terrorism; by supporting Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in an anti-Wahhabi revolution; and forging an alliance between Sisi’s Egypt, MBS’ Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

And now today (12/06), he puts an end to the Moslem Myth of Jerusalem.



murder-of-kate-steinleEver hear the term “prison justice”?  It’s retribution – often lethal – meted out by prisoners in jail to those guilty of the most sickening crimes, such as child rapists and murderers of defenseless women.

Let’s hope that will be the fate of Jose Garcia Zarate.

As you know, he is the dirtbag illegal alien who murdered Kate Steinle in cold blood, and was found not guilty last night (11/30) by a dirtbag San Francisco jury.  ICE says he will now be taken into custody for deportation back to Mexico – for the sixth time.  He needs to never make it out of that custody jail cell.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to effect prison justice on the entire city government of San Francisco – as Hannity declared last night, “It Was San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Policies that Killed Kate Steinle.”

Nor, sadly, on the Zarate’s dirtbag defense lawyer Matt Gonzalez, who had the idiotic hubris to warn the President, Vice-President, and Attorney General of the United States not to criticize the verdict, as “they are under investigation themselves.”

So is there any silver lining? Jack Kelly’s answer is Yes.  He just sent me his predictions of what will now happen.

We have to talk about Mike Flynn.  Special Swamp Rat Robert Mueller announced this morning Flynn will plead guilty to lying to the FBI.  Every Trump-Hater in the country is all a-flutter that Flynn will plea bargain in order to implicate Trump in crimes.  But as Flynn is a confessed liar to both the FBI and the Vice President, how’s he going to prove he isn’t lying now?

That said, designating Flynn to head the National Security Council was an impossibly bad decision by Trump.  He can’t say he wasn’t warned.  The week after his election, this is what the HFR of November 18, 2016 had to say.  We know it was circulated among his people in Trump Tower.

With all that over, we get to have fun with good news of the week.  Let’s go…



trump-thumbs-upNothing exemplifies Donald Trump’s political genius better than his campaign and now presidential slogan MAGA – Make America Great Again.

Just compare it to his opponent’s pathetically stupid and empty, I’m With Her.  A campaign about nothing but Her, focused entirely on Her, devoted completely and totally to the egomania of Her.

By contrast, Trump’s campaign was about America – the America that every normal voter knew used to be great until Obama opened the gates of the Left’s insane asylum creating a mayhem of cultural lunacy, the America that every normal voter wanted once more.

Trump’s question to the voters – “Do you want more lunacy with Her or do you want to make America great again instead?” turned out to be rhetorical.

But just what is it that made America great in the first place?  And whatever that is, why does it drive Lefties insane?




Day after Thanksgiving, might as well have some fun while we’re recuperating from last night’s caloric extravaganza.

We begin with the Snowflake Social Justice Buffoons at Reed College in Oregon – whose parents are stupid enough to pay $53,900 a year for them to be uneducated laughingstocks to the world.

On Tuesday (11/21), the NYPost revealed their descent to new low of Leftie Buffoonery by claiming Stave Martin’s famous 1978 SNL skit of King Tut is racist.  You don’t know which is funnier, Martin’s skit (video above), or the self-lampooning brainless twits at Reed.

That’s just the start of this fun Thanksgiving Weekend HFR.  Let’s go!



american-eagleAll my life, I have always thought it was the coolest thing on planet Earth to be an American.

I have been to something close to 300 countries and distinct political jurisdictions in the world, and whenever someone asks me, “Where are you from?” it is a special thrill to be able to answer, “America – I’m an American.”

Thanksgiving is the unique American holiday. We share Christmas and Easter with every other Christian nation. Most every country celebrates its Independence Day, and the birthdays of their founding heroes. Thanksgiving is ours, where we give our deepest thanks to Providence for the extraordinary gift of America to mankind.

Other countries have their special times to celebrate their uniqueness, when their citizens take pride in their country’s achievements, and all to the good. Thanksgiving is America’s Day, the time when all Americans – all – get to celebrate the achievements of the most successful society in history.

It is a tragedy that so many of our fellow citizens are mired in a quicksand of rage and bitterness towards their country and their President.  For them, this day is bittersweet, trying to enjoy a bountiful dinner with friends and family yet unable to feel a boundless joy in simply being an American.

Let’s answer why.



keep-calm-karmaBack in the HFR saddle again, and once more can’t thank Jack Kelly enough for his superb HFRs while I was in the Gobi and Himalayas.

We’re going to call this the Karma on Steroids HFR.

This is going to be so much fun you’ll be begging me to stop – like Trump warned about too much winning.  “Please, Jack, we can’t stand having so much fun,” you’ll say, and I’ll reply, “No, no, no, we’re going to keep having fun and more fun and more fun.  We’re going to Make America Fun Again!”

We gotta start with Senator Frankenstein.  A nicer, sweeter, more karmic thing couldn’t happen to the creepiest schmuck libtard in the Senate than this yesterday (11/16):  Journalist Leann Tweeden Accuses Sen. Al Franken of Fondling, Kissing Her Without Consent.

And it’s no “she said” accusation.  She gave the press a photo of Franken molesting her while asleep – Franken is caught double red-handed, pun intended.  The photo captioned SENATOR PERV was the huge Drudge headline.

Yet that is only the very start of all the karma this week – bad for the bad guys, good for the good guys.  Here we go…



firecrackersTo my fellow TTpers -

At last, after exploring Hidden Eastern Europe, the Mysteries of the Gobi, and Everest and Beyond – my 4th Himalaya Helicopter Expedition – I’m back home with Rebel. And already, people are asking me, “What’s next?”

Actually, Rebel and I can hardly wait for our New Year’s Celebration in Portugal.

Click on that link, and up will come a Pdf of an exploration and experience with dozens of photos that I guarantee will blow you away. The pictures above are the fireworks over Cascais Bay in front of our balcony party at the famous Miragem Hotel.

For here’s a question – how many New Year’s Eves have you had? They come and go, some better than others.

But how many New Year’s Eves have you had that were so extraordinary you’ll never forget them as long as you live? If you’re able to join Rebel and me on our New Year’s Celebration in Portugal, this will be one of them.

Yet it’s so much more – we get to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful and historical countries, with great food, wine, culture and wonderfully friendly people.And the safest, far from the “refugee” plague infesting Europe elsewhere.

Everything is taken care of, marvelous hotels, great meals, all activities – plus you’ll be with your fellow TTPers to spend time together and talk about the world. All the costs and details are in the link above.

We also can put you in touch with a travel agent I’ve used for 25 years who can get you a great deal on airfares.

Bottom line: Just as you don’t want to spend New Year’s in your pajamas watching TV, you don’t want to have one no more memorable than so many others. And you’re only going to have so many of them to come.

What’s more, this New Year’s is one we have so much to celebrate, to be grateful for, and look forward to. So if you want to make bringing in 2018 a very special experience of a lifetime, please consider being with Rebel and me at our New Year’s Celebration in Portugal.

After perusing the itinerary, info, and photos, if you have any questions, feel free to write to me at

Let’s have a Fabulously Happy New Year’s together!

- Jack



‘Let the jury consider their verdict,’ the King said, for about the twentieth time that day. ‘No, no!’ said the Queen. ‘Sentence first — verdict afterwards.’

‘Stuff and nonsense!’ said Alice loudly. ‘The idea of having the sentence first!’ ‘Hold your tongue!’ said the Queen, turning purple. ‘I won’t!’ said Alice.

‘Off with her head!’ the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved. ‘Who cares for you?’ said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) ‘You’re nothing but a pack of cards!’

--Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland, Chapter XII

Right now is one of those moments when America morphs into Alice’s Wonderland, with the Lying Swine Fake News DemFascist Media manufacturing their latest cause célèbre for the purpose of lynching someone on the right – with all the Swamp Rat Rinos quivering in agreement: “Yes! Sentence first, verdict after! Off with his head!”

You’re not going to get a more gin-clear example of the cowardice of Capitol Hill Pubs than their reaction to the WaPo’s lynching of Roy Moore.

Not a single one of them, not even Ted Cruz or Mike Lee, has the huevos to point out the obvious maxim that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” – immensely more than some 40 year-old “she said” allegation – and that WaPo and the entire howling mob of the Left are “nothing but a pack of cards.”

Not a single one of them has made a call for fair play regarding the scurrilous accusations of four decades ago against a man with a lifetime record of Christian decency.

Yesterday (11/13), Swamp Rat Jeb Bush, without bothering to talk to Moore at all, demanded Moore quit his Senate race for the sake of “decency.”

Let me explain something to you, Jeb, you indecent schmuck.  Decency is to assume innocence when a good man faces filthy flimsy accusations, rather than a yellow-belly cave-in to WaPo smears.



Pokhara, Nepal. One year ago today – November 9, 2016 – I was here…

pokharaThis is Lake Tilicho, the highest lake in the world at 16,200 feet in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas.  It was here, at about 11am Nepal time, 12 midnight New York time, that I learned by satellite phone that Trump had carried Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Iowa.

I broke down and cried, realizing that America might be saved from the Curse of Hillary after all.

This is truly a Day to Celebrate, for me personally as November 9 is my birthday, for America as at 2:30am one year ago Hillary called Trump to concede thus making him the 45th President of the United States, and for the world as World Freedom Day – the day the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989.

A year ago yesterday, November 8, 2016, America stood on the brink of absolute disaster.  The Left would be unleashed to complete its goal of destroying America’s culture, freedom, and economy, while the Clintons’ crime spree would remain totally hidden with their criminality continuing unabated.

Yet not only have we avoided that fate, our country is getting almost unimaginably better.  Here’s what we need to celebrate today.





New Year’s Fireworks at Miragem Resort Cascais Portugal

Here’s a question – how many New Year’s Eves have you had?  They come and go, some better than others.

But how many New Year’s Eves have you had that were so extraordinary you’ll never forget them as long as you live?

If you’re able to join Rebel and me on our To The Point New Year’s Celebration in Portugal, this will be one of them.

portugal-on-mapRebel and I want to show you why Portugal is our favorite country in Europe – Rebel loves it so much, and its endearing people, that she taught herself Portuguese!

In so much of the US, New Year’s is cold – but not in sunny Portugal.  It’s one of the many reasons Portugal is “California in Europe” – with thousands of years more history and culture.  It’s utterly captivating, and we’ll show you why.

Portugal is the authentic Europe, unknown and unspoiled. It’s legendary for its weather, wine, and food. And for the friendliness of its people.  It’s an exploration and it is also a celebration!

For we, as rational conservatives, have so very much to celebrate at the end of 2017.  It’s been a long long time since Americans have had this much to celebrate, so much to look forward in the coming year.

Rebel and I want to celebrate all this with our fellow TTPers in a way, in a place, that will be a life-memorable glorious experience for all of us.

I hope you’ll join us.  You’ll never forget it as we bring in the New Year of 2018. We all have much to be grateful for and to celebrate, so let’s do it together.

Here’s our schedule. Enjoy the pictures!  Jack



lampedusa Lampedusa, Italy.  This is a small (13 square miles), barren, treeless desert rockpile island that for mysterious reasons Italians flock to in summer, packing themselves in to a handful of tiny beaches so that the sun can turn their skin into wrinkled leather.

There are other people who come here in far greater numbers than sunbathing Italians.  While summer is long gone and the beaches mostly deserted, 845 of them arrived here in the last few days, over 140,000 so far this year.

Euroweenies call them “migrants” or “refugees.”  They are predators from Africa, most all of them young men come to prey on feckless Europe, to sponge and demand that bleeding-heart Euroweenies feed them, house them, and take care of them because… because… well, for no good reason whatever.

Most all of them are Moslems from northern or western Africa.  Lampedusa, you see, is the southernmost point of Italy, closer to Africa (70 miles) than to Malta (110 miles) or Sicily (130 miles).

What’s happened here is of blinding relevance to America, especially after the Halloween Moslem Terrorism in New York on Tuesday (10/31).



Candidate Trump March 15 2016

Tired of winning yet?  I didn’t think so.  Nonetheless, it is getting to be a bit overwhelming.  This been building all month, as Jack Kelly chronicled in his marvelous last three HFRs, to the crescendo of this week.

So much is going on that I can’t begin to sum it up.  Suffice it to say:

This indeed may be the week we look back upon as the moment when the Left, the Dems, the Lying Swine, and the GOP Rino Establishment realized they had lost their War on Trump – surrendering, capitulating, or just wandering off to spend more time with their families.  Read this entire HFR to savor and enjoy.



Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

October 12 is for celebrating the 525th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America, for on that day in 1492, the Great Admiral landed on Guanahani (now known as San Salvador or Watlings) island in the Bahamas.

We commemorate this as a true discovery in contrast to all the claims of Vikings, Chinese, Irish, and others who supposedly came earlier – for once and only after  Columbus discovered America, it stayed discovered.

Unfortunately, Columbus Day is for most Americans just an excuse for a three-day weekend – which is why it’s a holiday today, Monday October 9.

What it should be is a commemoration and celebration of  Western Civilization – which is why the Left hates Columbus and his holiday.

If it’s your misfortune to run into any of these folk bemoaning the nightmare and tragedy of our coming here, you might suggest to them that they abandon every vestige of the civilization they hate as so evil.



painted-monasteryThis is the Painted Monastery of Voronet.  You read about it in 9/11 and the Religion of Slavery, written last month commemorating the 16th anniversary of the most evil attack on America in our history.

I am on my way to China today for my Mysteries of the Gobi expedition.  While Jack Kelly mans the HFR ramparts, I thought I’d tell you what I just discovered about Voronet that is truly extraordinary.  You might consider being in a comfortable chair you can’t fall out of, with three fingers of your favorite adult beverage at the ready.  It is that mind-blowing, and will get your mind off the insanities of current Lying Swine headlines.

Built and painted in 1488, Voronet is an apotheosis of devotion to the story of Christianity.  It is little wonder it is known as “the Sistine Chapel of East Europe.”  The beauty of its devotion is overwhelming.

I was taking a lot of photos, and it was only when I got back home did I take a close look zooming in on them.  Then I zoomed in on a panel that made my jaw drop to the floor.  Believe it or not, I suddenly thought of the human shrunken head on display in my study.  Then Santa Claus.  Here’s why.




This has been a revelatory week.  Hours after the HFR was posted last Friday (9/22), the President denounced the “SOBs” who hate their country so much they won’t stand for our anthem while being paid absolute fortunes to play a game.

His specific words were not intemperately spontaneous, but chosen carefully to get exactly the reaction – from both his supporters and opponents – they got. We’re only just beginning to see, today one week later, just how yuge a win it is for him.  As in yuge.

Simultaneously, this alleged political neophyte gets his entire base of tens of millions to jump to their feet in roaring support for him, lances the boil of the Left’s ruinous politicalization of sports, and exposes for all to see just how much Democrats and their Fake News propagandists really do hate America.

Soak in this headline from USA Today on Tuesday (9/26):  NFL Commits Suicide by Trump with Politically Correct Protests.

Focus in on that expression: “Suicide by Trump.”  This is Sun Tzu-level genius, goading and manipulating your enemies to destroy themselves, at no harm to yourself while increasing and expanding support from those on your side.  That’s how Ronald Reagan got the Soviet Union to destroy itself.

The “Suicide by Trump” strategy has wide application as we’ll see…



time-shrunkThis is the cover of the current issue of TIME Magazine on newsstands this week.  The issue is date-forwarded to October 2.  The cover story is entitled, “Divided Democrats Debate Their Future as 2020 Looms.”

“Can anything save them?” is the plaintive question on the cover.  When I showed this to my wife, she instantly answered, “No – all they have is anger and hate.  Nothing can save them until they get rid of it.”

As usual, she nailed it.  The enemies of America – foreign and especially domestic – are in beaucoup deep kimchee.  Welcome to the winningest HFR in quite a while.

Now there are two kinds of winning.  First is when your enemies are taking it in the shorts.  Second is when you’re getting cool stuff accomplished.  We have both kinds this week.  The first is more fun as it’s schadenfreude in spades.

So here we go – you’re going to love this… but be warned, it’ll make you cry at the end (no fair peeking…)



providential-presidentRemember the day for it may go down in history – September 19, 2017 – the day the leaders of the world learned America has a Providential President.

No one ever has talked to them like that – ever, not even Ronaldus Magnus.  Trump’s speech to the UN was Reaganesque on steroids.  The most entertaining moment came when he condemned “the socialist dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.”

Watch Trump’s expression in the clip below after he delivers this line:

“The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.”  
The leaders had just applauded his call for “the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in Venezuela.”  But when they heard that, they were stunned into silence or nervous laughter.  As he waits through their shock, his smirk tells you he knew exactly what he was doing.

He was fully aware that the majority of people he was talking to were corrupt socialist despots – this is the UN General Assembly after all – who justify their rule with the same socialist bromides of being “for the people” as does Maduro.

So he stood there through their shock, daring them not to applaud – which they then reluctantly did.  Then he drove it home:



mount-everestIs seeing Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain at 29,032 feet, on your bucket list?  Funny thing is, trekkers who spend two weeks huffing and puffing up steep Himalayan trails to Everest Base Camp never see the mountain, except its point at the top as it’s always blocked by other mountains in the way.

Above is a view of Everest no one gets to see – the entire “Western Cwm” above the Khumbu Icefall, with the full Southwest Face of Everest on the left and straight ahead its sister peak of Lhotse, the world’s 4th highest mountain at 27,940 feet.

No one, that is, except for those who’ve been with me on my three Himalaya Helicopter Expeditions.  Now I’m leading my fourth and last this November.  This is beyond any doubt the single greatest one-week adventure it’s possible to have on earth right now.

For in going to Everest and Lhotse we’re just getting started.  We go to all eight of the highest, most magnificent mountains in the Himalayas.  We visit remote Sherpa villages, and a hidden Tibetan kingdom forbidden to get to until recently – it’s the last remaining true traditional Tibetan culture in the world.

The High Lama of the Kingdom of Lo

The High Lama of the Kingdom of Lo