“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bob Beckel on Romney lead says the campaign is Over. Obama to lose

Hold your breath. Take nothing for granted. Stretch it out over the finish line. Just maybe, Hubris will lose.


  1. For some time, I have been wondering, where are the Obama bumper stickers in Pennsylvania? Then it seemed that there are more 08 Obama stickers than 12?

    The fresh faced students, carrying voter registration clip boards, were missing from the commuter railroad stations on the Philadelphia Main Line.

    The media and all Obama’s buddies in the press overplayed their hand and are loathed by a majority of those that pat attention and say so.

  2. I would love to see ol’ lunch bucket Joe and his bullshit against those tough PA miners, men with with real lunch buckets and coal dust in their ears and under their nails.

  3. Speaking of loathsome, just turned on MSNBC to see if they were hanging crepe yet. There he was, King of the loathed, Joe Scarborough questioning the polls. Let’s hope.

  4. The Starbuck slurpies seem a tad deflated. Always a good thing.

  5. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Early in the morning on the first day of early voting in North Carolina, on Thursday, Rick Santorum couldn’t say enough good things about his former rival for the Republican presidential nomination or bad things about the current president of the United States.

    Santorum said he “had tingles down my spine” when Mitt Romney debated President Obama in Denver two weeks ago. “I debated Mitt Romney about 20 times and I’ll be honest with you, I never debated that Mitt Romney,” Santorum said. “America was looking to see whether we had a leader we could trust at a critical time in our nation’s history,” he said, and it saw “a magnificent job” from his primary opponent.

    Santorum stood before about 50 Romney supporters at the GOP Charlotte Victory Office with some of the same North Carolina candidates who greeted House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) there last week in a ramped up effort – by both Democrats and Republicans — to encourage turnout during the early voting period that ends Nov. 3. (It seems as though Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz never left after her party’s September convention in Charlotte.)

    “Momentum is an amazing thing,” Santorum said Thursday. “I’ve been around enough races that you can smell when things are starting to happen.” Santorum blamed “the Obama machine and the media” from keeping “the real Mitt Romney obscured from the American public.” But he sees only forward movement for the party since Denver, despite the good reviews Obama earned in Tuesday’s town hall meeting. He called Romney’s Tuesday night performance “solid,” and said, “You saw Barack Obama, who had nothing. … He talked about fringe issues that have nothing to do with getting this country on the right track, nothing to do with making sure we had a leader who was on top of things from a national security point of view.

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    1. ahh, you probably went back and looked at what happened last year when Gallup switched over to its Likely Voter model. :)

  7. Gag Reflex: I still think Obama will win.

    Karl Rove notes that this late in October, no candidate with support higher than 50 percent has ever gone on to lose. Romney leads for the first time in the RCP average of all major polls and on the RCP electoral map. Gives me a tingle down my leg.

    Romney graduated first in his class in 1971 with a degree in English and a 3.97 GPA. Obama's GPA? No one knows.

    ALTON, N.H. — Republican Mitt Romney said Tuesday he would likely donate his salary to charity if elected president, a financial freedom he described as a byproduct of a successful business career.

    To sum up Obama's last 4 years: Big Bird, Binders, and Bullshit. Re-electing Obama for a second term is like the Titanic backing up and having another go at the iceberg.

  8. Them coal miners look like democrats.

    They also look pissed.

    O God no, a brainy English major for President?

    Damn well beats a pinko lesbian lovin' muslim lovin' smart alec.

    Life's more an a Hokey Pokey penny a lump.

    This roundup is done over.


  9. Democrat Know All go over buffalo jump.

    I count coup.

    Chief Plenty Coups

  10. Looks like BubblePlumpPolling has had it on the level, if these numbers hold up.

  11. Florida poll: Allen West 51, Patrick Murphy 42

    1. Yihaa! Go get'em Colonel West!

  12. (smiling) Please Continue, Governor

  13. ummm, folks, there is only one poll that matters and it is still to be taken.

    While I hope the majority of the American people can see through Mitt 'say anything to get elected' Romney and the absurdity of the tea party ideals I really don't have that much faith in Americans. Hopefully my faith is just cyncism and it will be restored but hanging around in a place like this doesn't help much. Like, for instance, our dear hosts love of all things Romney despite his stated policies conflicting with Deuce's- you know, rah rah Israel, spend ever more on the military, promote America's exceptionalism with a more 'muscular' foereign policy.

    1. Wasn't that Obama's platform? Say anything to get elected? I believe it is his platform this election as well. Empty suit from day one.

  14. "Four years ago I gave Chris Matthews a Tingle down his leg,
    this year, I gave him a Stroke.


    I may vote for the guy here in Blue Hawaii just for his excellence and humor in Self-immolation .

    1. Now that's what I call an original outlook. :)

      And kinda forgiving, too, and Christian like.

  15. I really don't have that much faith in Americans

    Ash, you sniveling insufferable turd, I have a lawyer on call, and I'll happily pay her to do the paper work for you to give up your American citizenship.

    You really MUST do that, it is far past time to be rid of the taint.

    How's the sailing going, and the golf game? You up in the Great White, or down in the Bahamas now?

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    2. It is the number of folk who think like you bob that gets me down.

    3. Understandable. You are too good for this rubish country, Ash. Too intellectual, too sensitive, too cultured.

      Please, I offer to help you out.

      I will pay for my lawyer to do the paper work for you to turn in your citizenship here.

  16. Jack Gerard, head of API (American Petroleum Institute) to be either Chief of Staff, or head of Dept. of Energy.

  17. At this point it almost seems like kicking a dead horse, but what the hell -

    "This is a symbol of where Michigan is going, this is a symbol of where Holland is going, and this is a symbol of where America's going," Pres. Barack Obama told a crowd at the groundbreaking.

    Workers sit idle, nothing is produced, play cards in cafeteria all day long --

    Volt no jolt: LG Chem employees idle

    (((((Factory has yet to ship out a single battery)))))

    Updated: Thursday, 18 Oct 2012, 7:44 PM EDT
    Published : Thursday, 18 Oct 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    By Ken Kolker

    HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Workers at LG Chem, a $300 million lithium-ion battery plant heavily funded by taxpayers, tell Target 8 that they have so little work to do that they spend hours playing cards and board games, reading magazines or watching movies.

    They say it's been going on for months.

    "There would be up to 40 of us that would just sit in there during the day," said former LG Chem employee Nicole Merryman, who said she quit in May.

    "We were given assignments to go outside and clean; if we weren't cleaning outside, we were cleaning inside. If there was nothing for us to do, we would study in the cafeteria, or we would sit and play cards, sit and read magazines," said Merryman. "It's really sad that all these people are sitting there and doing nothing, and it's basically on taxpayer money."


    Folks in the comments section have it figured out.

  18. In other words, they don't have a clue what they are doing --

    Former Obama administration Defense undersecretary and State Department adviser Rosa Brooks writes at Foreign Policy that her former boss’ team on foreign policy desperately needs an intervention, and that Obama needs to finally get involved by doing more than giving a few speeches:

    Despite some successes large and small, Obama’s foreign policy has disappointed many who initially supported him. The Middle East initiatives heralded in his 2009 Cairo speech fizzled or never got started at all, and the Middle East today is more volatile than ever. The administration’s response to the escalating violence in Syria has consisted mostly of anxious thumb-twiddling. The Israelis and the Palestinians are both furious at us. In Afghanistan, Obama lost faith in his own strategy: he never fought to fully resource it, and now we’re searching for a way to leave without condemning the Afghans to endless civil war. In Pakistan, years of throwing money in the military’s direction have bought little cooperation and less love.

    The Russians want to reset the reset, neither the Chinese nor anyone else can figure out what, if anything, the “pivot to Asia” really means, and Latin America and Africa continue to be mostly ignored, along with global issues such as climate change. Meanwhile, the administration’s expanding drone campaign suggests a counterterrorism strategy that has completely lost its bearings – we no longer seem very clear on who we need to kill or why.

    Could Obama have done better?

    In foreign policy as in life, stuff happens — including bad stuff no one could have predicted. Nonetheless, to a significant extent, President Obama is the author of his own lackluster foreign policy. He was a visionary candidate, but as president, he has presided over an exceptionally dysfunctional and un-visionary national security architecture — one that appears to drift from crisis to crisis, with little ability to look beyond the next few weeks. His national security staff is squabbling and demoralized, and though senior White House officials are good at making policy announcements, mechanisms to actually implement policies are sadly inadequate.

    It doesn’t have to be this way. If Obama wants to fix his broken foreign policy machine, he can do it — but conversations with numerous insiders, as well as my own government experiences, suggest that he needs to focus on strategy, structure, process, management, and personnel as much as on new policy initiatives.

    Not sexy, I know. But just as a start-up company needs more than an entrepreneurial founder with a couple of good ideas and a nifty PowerPoint presentation, the United States needs more than speeches and high-minded aspirations.


  19. Rasmussen:

    Virginia Romney +3

    Florida Romney +5

    It's OOOooover


  20. Rufus, quit, I'm beginning to weaken, my heart is breaking, no rainbows, anymore? ever, ever?

  21. :)

    Take this -

    Major network? It’s difficult to remember sometimes, but MSNBC is a part of NBC News and not an arm of Ringling Brothers.


    Great moments in media: Major network host challenges candidate’s son to a fistfight

  22. Hillary Clinton says she will not run in 2016.

    Gallup still has Mittster way up over Obama, 6% today.

    In the event of an Electoral College tie, Biden could become Romney's Vice-President, because the House would select the president while the vice president would be picked by the Senate.

    And if the House deadlocked on their vote for president and the Senate elected Biden Vice President, Biden would become president.

  23. Interesting point of view from Jon Rappaport:

    Was Barack Obama handed the Jimmy Carter script from day one of his presidency?

    Both men were political amateurs who came out of nowhere. They were tutored and mentored by the radical Globalist, Z. Brzezinski, who became Carter’s national security adviser and Obama’s informal but vital foreign policy consultant.

    Obama and Carter are both creatures created by David Rockefeller’s Trilateral Commission. Carter’s administration was rife with TC members, and of the 87 TC members who live in the US, Obama appointed 11 of them to key posts.

    Carter’s political downfall was the Iran hostage crisis. One of Obama’s major perceived failures has been his handling of “the nuclear weapons crisis” in Iran.

    During Carter’s term, an attack on the US embassy started the Iranian hostage crisis. During Obama’s term, the flashpoint was an attack on the US embassy in Libya. Both events made the sitting presidents look weak and ineffective.

    In truth, the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the ascendance of the Ayatollah was engineered by Carter, who ordered the restraining of the Shah’s secret police and troops, in the face of “student protests” against the Shah. It was Iran’s “Arab Spring.”

    In a similar manner, Obama has promoted phony Middle East “popular democratic uprisings” and the overthrow of ruling strongmen in that region.

    Both presidents injured their standing by blandly observing rising oil prices on their watch. They promoted humility and fairness in dealing with major oil-producing nations, sending a signal that gasoline at the pump was not a crucial issue.

    In truth, they welcomed higher prices. Carter was hell-bent on his “religious” policy of conservation and asceticism, and Obama wanted to make expensive alternative energy finally cost-effective and competitive with oil.

    Carter and Obama launched rhetoric about “a new kind of honorable politics,” a messianic call for greater “social justice” in both the domestic and foreign-policy arenas. As a result, both men were perceived as “weak.” Carter then fell to the “stronger” Ronald Reagan. Obama is running against the “stronger” Mitt Romney.

    Obama and Carter both promised sweeping change that would take place immediately after their inauguration. For Carter, it was a (specious) comprehensive energy plan that would free Americans from dependence on foreign oil. For Obama, it was the (specious) stimulus that would put millions of Americans back to work. Both men vastly overplayed their positions, and both men failed utterly.

    It’s hard to imagine either man wanted his grand plan to succeed. It’s much easier to conclude that both men wanted to diminish America.

    Interest rates played a central role in both presidencies. For Carter, it was crippling escalation. For Obama, it has been massive manipulation to keep rates extraordinarily low. The result in both cases has been a significant degradation of the dollar and rising prices of goods.

    Obama and Carter became intimately involved in Afghanistan. For Carter, it was about undermining the Soviet war there, and the training and arming of Arab proxies to attack Soviet troops. Obama has extended the Bush war in Afghanistan, and he has armed Arab proxies to launch wars in the Middle East (made to look like home-grown popular rebellions).

    Both men have faced crises that involved their secretaries of state. Cy Vance resigned when Carter ordered a mission to rescue the 53 Americans held hostage in Iran. Now, Hillary Clinton, embroiled in the disaster in Libya, has “taken responsibility” for it. At this moment, whether she will resign is an open question. But both Vance and Clinton chose their strategies to subtly point fingers at the presidents they were serving. In Clinton’s case, she was essentially saying, “Somebody around here has to stand up and take the blame, and since Obama won’t, I will.”

  24. The most powerful similarities between Carter and Obama, though, relate to their bosses, the Trilateral Commission. This is the least-talked-about key.

    David Rockefeller created the TC 40 years ago. Its purpose then and now? The erasure of sovereign nations and the establishing of a single global management system.

    Carter and Obama submitted to that influence. They pretended they were independent, innovative, unique political figures possessed of a vision that would, finally, transform Washington and business-as-usual politics in America.

    They both played the “innocence” card. They came into power promising unique change. They both used religious speech to bolster their claims. They both paraded themselves as humanitarians, first and foremost, who had somehow skirted the corrupt vetting process for presidential candidates.

    They both knew this was a lie.

    To ensure there is no misunderstanding, a comparison between the stances of Reagan and Romney would provide equally disappointing content.

    It’s all about script. The “strong” (Reagan and Romney) were put in place to provide contrast to the “weak” (Carter and Obama).

    It’s the old whipsaw effect. “You didn’t like that president? Well, here is an entirely different one.”

    Meanwhile, the federal government, like a fungus, grows. It encompasses and steals more power, as the monopolistic two-party system fortifies the dark canopy under which the fungus can thrive.

    The real message to the American people, from the top of the power ladder, is: “You can vote for X, or you can vote for X.”

    Faced with that rank insanity, the public consciousness spins its wheels in place and tries desperately to invent fairy tales in which one of those Xs is really a Y. But it isn’t.

    It’s all about the script.

    That’s why even one vote scrawled on a piece of paper in an alley at midnight, for a man like Ron Paul, means more than 30 million taps on a touch screen for X or X in three weeks.

    Barack Obama is the first black Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter was the first white Barack Obama. Mitt Romney is the first Mormon Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was the first Hollywood Mitt Romney.

    It’s all about the script.

    1. .

      ...the “stronger” Mitt Romney.



    2. Real biologists who actually do the research will tell you that they almost never find a phenomenon, no matter how odd or irrelevant it looks when they first see it, that doesn't prove to serve a function. The outcome itself may be due to small accidents of evolution. Quirk's function in the overall scheme of things is a true test of this thesis and may indeed end up overthrowing it.

    3. Excellent take, anon.

      Looky here, NLP in Michigan got 3.2 per cent for University Regent post once upon a time, back when wishing could still lead to something.

      Michigan Natural Law Party Keeps Qualified Status for 2012 Election
      January 3rd, 2011

      The Natural Law Party was founded in the United States, and in many other countries, in 1992. But the worldwide leadership of the Transcendental Meditation movement, which had created these parties, advised its followers almost ten years ago to shut them down.

      However, the Michigan Natural Law Party continues to run candidates, and continues to be a ballot-qualified party. Michigan requires more signatures for statewide independent candidates, and for new parties, than any other state in the Midwest. But Michigan makes it easy for already-qualified parties to remain on the ballot. Old parties must run at least one statewide candidate who polls a number of votes equal to 1% of the vote cast for the winning candidate for Secretary of State. In 2010, new parties in Michigan needed 38,024 signatures to get on the ballot; statewide independents needed 30,000; but a party could remain on (for 2012) with only 16,083 votes.

      Leaders of the Michigan Natural Law Party realize that their qualified status is valuable, so they keep the party alive. In presidential election years, the party awards its presidential nomination to whichever presidential candidate seems to deserve its nomination, and who would otherwise have trouble getting on the ballot. In 2004 the party nominated the Socialist Party presidential candidate, Walt Brown, for President. In 2008 it nominated independent candidate Ralph Nader.

      In order to survive in midterm years, the party runs candidates for some of the less important statewide offices. In 2010, as in every previous election year, the party polled enough votes to remain on. However, its 2010 vote was lower than it has been in most years in the past. Its 2010 nominee for State Board of Education, who polled more votes than any other NLP nominee that year, received 1.11% of the vote for that office. The party’s highest statewide vote-getter is generally above 2%. Its best ever was 1998, when it polled 3.12% for University Regent.

      Lord, you gotta love a duck.

    4. .

      I was merely commenting on the 'stronger Mitt Romney' assertion initially, but this is too rich to let it pass.

      For once again, we are offered true wisdom from the disembodied voice of one of our countless anomymi who like the rest of his kin lacks the courage to post his drivel under a recognizable screen name. One assumes it is to avoid embarrassment.

      Real biologists...will tell you...?

      You won’t believe this but today the Dow dropped over 200 points, this during the very week 83 years ago that saw the stock market crash that prefaced the great depression.



      You won't believe this either folks but Jack Kennedy had a secretary named Lincoln; and here is the really weird part, Abraham Lincoln had a secretary named Kennedy. I know. Weird, right?

      Whoooo baby. I'm telling ya.


      Now, don't get me wrong. I have no doubt that "they almost never find a phenomenon, no matter how odd or irrelevant it looks when they first see it, that doesn't prove to serve a function." Unfortunately, in this case, for those who put any more significance on the 'phenomena' than as an interesting coincidence similar to the Lincoln/Kennedy list we have seen before, it merely serves the function of proving there are a lot of whack doodles out there walking around.


      Real sociologists who have done the research will tell you that most of those whack doodles are clustered in the northwestern boondocks of Idaho, where weird politics and perverse duck loving run rampant.


    5. Damn fucking straight!


    6. duck loving run rampant

      Been a member of Ducks Unlimited all my life, I forgot to add.

    7. .

      Ducks Unlimited.

      In other words, you love them to death.


    8. There are more ducks now than when we began, Sir!

      It is true we cull a few when the opportunity arises. They are really excellent eating, done right.

      Are you a vegetarian?

      Do you ever eat chicken?

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    10. While there are more ducks around there are now a lot fewer elk and deer in the Idaho/Montana environment. This catastrophe was brought into being by morons urban and suburban, mostly from California and in the great east, when they and the Fed Fish and Game, introduced a foreign species of wolf into western environments. Hopefully Romney will put someone in charge with a little actual knowledge of outdoor affairs.

      This is one situation that is not Obama's fault. Really it had nothing to do with him, and he actually has helped the wolf/elk situation a little. Unknowingly I believe, because it is not his kind of gig.

    11. Of course we folks at Unlimited were totally against putting a giant predator into the environment where it had not existed before.

      And the folks at Elk Unlimited are about to go viral, whatever that means.

  25. Big Tex a goner.


  26. Some of these news and web sites are starting to speculate about who will be who in the new Romney cabinet. Too early for that, this is not in any bag yet. Ohio is still a big question mark. As are many of the others. And who knows about the next debate?

    It should not be a hard task to improve on the current cabinet however. Big Sis for instance, and, well, all of them, to be truthful about it.

    1. http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/stocking-the-cabinet-who-might-serve-in-a-romney-administration--20121019#ag

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    3. :)

      Rufus, I am beginning to worry about your personal safety.

      Are you alone at home, or is someone else there?

  27. Here's a candidate from Washington State that deserves some support -


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    1. I think I'm coming down with "Romnesia." :)

    2. I think I'm looking forward to the return of our Fundamentalist Republican Overlords.

      There's something comforting to knowing that the world is only 9,000 Years Old, and that the Oil will last Forever.

      And, it's a warm feeling knowing that the CEO of the American Petroleum Institute will have his choice of either Chief of Staff to the President, or Secretary of Energy.

      Ah, it's going to be Great.

    3. And, it was wonderful seeing ol' Condi Rice out there campaigning for Paul Ryan, wasn't it.

      I mean, just the thought that Dan Senor is Ryan' Chief Foreign Policy (Mideast Division, anyway) . . . . . . . . . well, hell, that's as good as it gets.

  29. At last we'll have some "real" foreign policy.

    I mean, look at what Dan Senor, Eric Edelman, Robert Kagan, and Bill Kristol are cooking up for us in Syria -

    Time for a Safe Zone in Syria

    Ain't that Great? :)

    1. A new war at last!

      The Long Nightmare is over.

      Thank you Jesus. It looks like we just narrowly avoided "peace," but our saviors are going to come through. Man, that was too close.

    2. And, while it's true that our taxes are going to go up, at least some billionaires will get some nice new yachts out of it; it won't be wasted on healthcare for a bunch of poor, sick people, and beds in nursing homes for weak, old people.

      Sanity finally returns.

      I gotta find some suitable music, hang on

    3. This bein' a Republican is All Right. :)

    4. We'll get us some magic underpants in the White House, and get them darkies, and queers back in their place . . . . . . . shit, this is gonna be great.

    5. How about this for a war --

      Who Is Responsible for the Mess in Libya?
      The unraveling of a value-free foreign policy and its unintended consequences

      Andrew Napolitano | October 18, 2012

      How many times have you heard the truism that in modern-day America the cover-up is often as troubling as the crime? That is becoming quite apparent in the case of the death of Chris Stevens, the former U.S. ambassador to Libya.

      Stevens and three State Department employees were murdered in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last month, on September 11th. About an hour before the murders, the ambassador, who usually resides in the U.S. embassy in Tripoli but was visiting local officials and staying at the consulate in Benghazi, had just completed dinner there with a colleague, whom he personally walked to the front gate of the compound. In the next three hours, hundreds of persons assaulted the virtually defenseless compound and set it afire.

      Around the same time that these crimes took place in Benghazi, a poorly produced, low-grade 15-minute YouTube clip was going viral on the Internet. The clip shows actors in dubbed voices portraying the prophet Mohammed and others in an unflattering light. The Obama administration seized upon the temporary prevalence of this clip to explain the assault on the consulate. Indeed, the administration sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to represent it on five Sunday morning TV talk shows on September 16th, to make the claim that the attack on the consulate was a spontaneous reaction to the YouTube clip, that it could not have been anticipated, and that the perpetrators were ordinary Libyans angry at the freedom moviemakers in America enjoy.

      Soon, U.S. intelligence reports were leaked that revealed that the intelligence community knew the attack was not as described by Rice. The intelligence folks on the ground in Libya reported before September 16th that the attack was well organized, utilized military equipment and tactics, and was carried out by local militias with ties to al-Qaida. In response to these leaks, the State Department, for which Rice works, acknowledged that the assault was an organized terrorist attack.

    6. The Obama administration has publicly rejected the intelligence leaks and insisted as recently as last week during the vice presidential debate that "we" did not know the assault was an act of terrorism against American personnel and property. The word "we" was uttered by Vice President Biden, whose credibility hit a new low when he insisted that the government did not know what we now know it knew. A day after the debate, the White House claimed that the "we" uttered by Biden referred to the president and the vice president, and not to the federal government or the State Department. This is semantics akin to Bill Clinton's "it depends what the meaning of 'is' is."

      Earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in one of her rare forays into domestic politics, backed up the White House. She actually claimed that the White House was kept in the dark by the State Department.

      What's going on here?

      What's going on here is the unraveling of a value-free foreign policy and its unintended consequences. The whole reason that the streets in Libya are not safe and the country is ruled by roving gangs of militias is because the U.S. bombed the country last year. In an unconstitutional act of war, the president alone ordered the bombing. It destroyed the Libyan military, national and local police, roads, bridges, and private homes. It facilitated the murder of our former ally Col. Gadhafi and ensured the replacement of him by a government that cannot govern.

      The consulate attack defies the claims of the president, articulated loud and long during this presidential campaign, that because he killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is dead or dying, and the terrorists are at bay. Thus, in order to be faithful to his campaign rhetoric, the president has been unfaithful to the truth. I personally have seen excerpts from intelligence cables sent by American agents in Libya to Washington on September 12th, the day after the attack and four days before Rice's TV appearances, acknowledging the dominant role played by al-Qaida in the attack.

      So, who is to blame here? The president. He is responsible for destroying the government in Libya, and he is responsible for the security of U.S. personnel and property there. He is accountable to the American people, and he is expected to tell the truth. Instead, he has leaked the possibility of more bombings in Libya. These bombings would be more than a month after the Benghazi consulate attack and would attack the very government that Obama's 2011 bombs helped to install.

      Is it any wonder that Bill Clinton, in an unguarded private moment, referred to Obama as "the amateur"?

  30. Electroshock therapy works every time!

    1. Hell, you'll be goin' to church next Sunday.

      Maybe even move to Utah, to be near The Temple!


    2. I'll be able to drop down and see you, one the way to Vegas.

      Teach you to fish the right way.

      Teach a man to fish, better than giving him cod.

    3. .

      Better to pay a man's way into the Bunny Ranch than to give him a cod piece.


  31. High school kid from West Valley High, Spokane, Washington kicks 67 yards field goal -


    Longer than the NFL's best

  32. .
    Of course we folks at Unlimited were totally against putting a giant predator into the environment where it had not existed before.

    Actually, real biologists who actually do the research will tell you that it was actually rabbits that were killing to elk. Their spread was abetted by benighted peasants who were poisoning the only creatures with the cunning and skill to control the spread of the killer rabbits.

    Now, it’s up to the hicks at Rabbits Unlimited to try to control the beasts. But, as expected, it’s a losing battle.

    The following video is of the Idaho Rabbits Unlimited posse led by Bob the Swede as they stalk their prey at the Moscow dump.

    Oh, the humanity!


    1. Typical of q to put up an obvious rabbit propaganda piece. Reminding one of the 'killer rabbit' propaganda back in the Carter days. The truth is much more heroic. In the following, The Stout Ancestors of todays Struggling Rural Heros clear the Wasteland of the Beasts for cultivation, the building of universities, churches and synagogues, the higher things of life, the latte stand, and diversity training.


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    3. Finally, folks, a more humane method was used in rabbit control, with the help of a more sensible Unca Sam, the Dow Chemical Company and Pindon, and sodium fluoroacetate.

      Thus, one can now drive all the way from Idaho to Ohio through endless miles of beautiful Bureau of Land Management Areas, and farms and ranches, and never see The Beasts.

    4. 1080 ain't no IRS thievery form, beats clubbin', and saves ammo.


    5. I say more.

      Prairie dog, jackrabbit eat buffalo grass, reduce buffalo herd.

      Crow set prairie fire, burn out.

      You big dumb shit from Detroit, know nothing.

      Chief Plenty Coups

  33. .

    Does anyone want to speculate as to why when federal employees measure wages they indicate that federal employees pay is significantly below that of their private sector counterparts; yet when outside third parties measure compensation they most frequently say that public sector workers are overpaid?

    White-collar federal employees are underpaid on average by about 35 percent compared with the private sector, a widening of the “pay gap,” which stood at about 26 percent last year, an advisory group said Friday.

    The Federal Salary Council based that number on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that by law are supposed to be used in setting annual General Schedule pay raises...

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