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A DAY TO CELEBRATE

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.

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THE TIME FOR EXCUSES IS OVER – NOW IS THE TIME FOR STRENGTH

[This is the full text of the magnificent speech the President gave to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea in Seoul on Tuesday November 7. Full video follows.]

Assembly Speaker Chung, distinguished members of this Assembly, ladies and gentlemen: Thank you for the extraordinary privilege to speak in this great chamber and to address your people on behalf of the people of the United States of America.

time-for-strength-s-koreaIn our short time in your country, Melania and I have been awed by its ancient and modern wonders, and we are deeply moved by the warmth of your welcome.

On this peninsula, we have watched the results of a tragic experiment in a laboratory of history. It is a tale of one people, but two Koreas.

One Korea in which the people took control of their lives and their country, and chose a future of freedom and justice, of civilization, and incredible achievement. And another Korea in which leaders imprison their people under the banner of tyranny, fascism, and oppression.

That other Korea has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past.

Today, I hope I speak not only for our countries, but for all civilized nations, when I say to the North: Do not underestimate us, and do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity, and our sacred liberty.

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THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO TRUMP FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE

trump-grinWe are in a veritable war of competing visions. The strife inside the two parties is irrelevant—when compared to the larger existential war for the soul of America.

Like it or not, Donald Trump in fits and starts has chosen not to accommodate the progressive vision. And yet, warts and all, the Trump presidency on all fronts is all that now stands in the way of the completion of what was started in 2009.

Like it or not, Trump is now the central figure in resisting a full-scale dismantling of the idea of the uniquely individual, free, and outspoken American.

For now, the unlikely Trump is the only road bump left on the progressive expressway to a medieval world of masters and peasants with few in between.  Let’s understand why.

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THE NARRATIVE CARTEL OF THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA

news-wewantyoutothinkabout"The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns," Ben Rhodes gloated. "That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

Rhodes, the White House’s “Obama whisperer,” was explaining how he had pulled the wool over the media’s eyes on the Iran Deal to a journalist. The media responded to the story by attacking the journalist who reported it, not Rhodes for viewing them as easily manipulated useful idiots.

The media knew that it knew nothing. And it didn’t care. It just didn’t want outsiders to know it.

What ties together the debate about Russian collusion, fake news and Fusion GPS is the implosion of the media. Much of the media is really in the business of ‘story laundering’ by rewriting talking points, smears and hit pieces from organizations like Fusion GPS.  The readers get talking points served to them without ever knowing who actually produced them.

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SAUDI ARABIA GETS ITS FIRST REAL GOVERNMENT

Why does the US, Russia, China, and Israel like this man?

Why does the US, Russia, China, and Israel like this man?

A senior Chinese official complained to me a while ago that the Saudi royal family funds every radical madrassa in Xinjiang province, where Muslim Uyghurs of Turkish ethnicity form the majority.

I asked our Chinese hosts why they didn’t remonstrate with the Saudi government. The Chinese official said:

“We talk to the Saudis all the time, and they say they will have nothing to do with it. But this is not a government. It is a family! Some crazy cousin is always sending money to terrorists through informal finance channels.”
Now it appears that Saudi Arabia has a government, thanks to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s weekend purge of the royal family (11/04). It is probably the only political event in recent memory that has the support of Washington, Moscow and Beijing, not to mention Berlin, London, Paris and Tokyo — as well as Jerusalem.  Here’s why.

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HALF-FULL REPORT 11/03/17

truck-rampage-suspectSayfullo Saipov, 29, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, drove a rented pickup truck into a bike lane in lower Manhattan Tuesday (10/31), killing 8, injuring 12. He was a known wolf.

Saipov couldn’t have gotten into this country under normal procedures. He was a winner in the Visa Diversity Lottery, a PC horror that permits random foreigners to get a green card simply by luck.

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Antifa leaders in the U.S. are in close contact with ISIS and other Islamist terror groups, according to an FBI report cited by author Ed Klein.

This group and their connections with radical Islamic groups must be disrupted and destroyed,” concludes the report, which Klein said was delivered to Acting Director Andrew McCabe July 11.

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Bowe Bergdahl will serve no jail time for desertion and “misbehavior before enemy.” Among those outraged by the sentence is President Trump.

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The CIA released Wednesday (11/1) Osama bin Laden’s files, captured during the raid on his “hideout” in Pakistan.

The most newsworthy disclosure is the mullahs in Iran were in cahoots with al Qaida. Zero has some ‘splainin’ to do.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates Monday (10/30) with money laundering and failing to register as foreign agents.

Though the fact Manafort worked (briefly) for Trump led MSM reports, the charges stem from work Manafort did for Viktor Yanukovych, a former Ukrainian president who was a Kremlin stooge, between 2006 and 2015.

The indictment of Manafort and Gates is damning on their financial dealings, but it makes no mention of Trump, collusion or the campaign,” noted ABC White House correspondent Jonathan Karl.

Manafort’s indictment is “bad news for Trump,” the MSM said. The opposite is true.

To keep moonbat hopes alive, the Lying Swine grasp at this slender straw:

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THE TO THE POINT NEW YEAR’S CELEBRATION

 

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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

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THE ISLAND OF PREY

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).

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