“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

Monday, May 20, 2013

Rufus 11:7, Let there be wind, let there be sun, let my oil burdened people go.

HAT Tip: informed comment


  1. Rufus is just another thumper. His particular gods Ethanol, Wind, and Sun....

    Let this thump Rufus -

    >>>There is nothing confusing about what happened that night and in the following weeks. We don't need all the gritty and ugly details, easily available on the internet. It is obvious that Obama and Hillary had to issue the directives. The CIA or the military would not ignore a terrorist attack on a U.S. embassy on 9/11. Both CIA chief, General Petraeus, and AFRICOM'S commander, General Ham, said they did not issue orders to not intervene. The directive could only come from our Commander in Chief. Can you imagine if no one asked President George Bush how to respond to 9/11 because he was busy talking to elementary school children? President Obama was not even busy. He just retired for the night, we are told. He was told about what was happening and he did...nothing.

    There was no meeting of the national security team in the situation room, so familiar to us all from the President's Bin Laden photo op. Obama did not talk again with his Secretary of Defense. American military forces stationed 600 miles away in Sicily - one hour and fourteen minutes away by a commercial airliner - were not sent. We didn't send medical personnel. After the first attack, we didn't send men to secure the annex. Pleas for help were ignored. Special operating forces in Libya were ordered twice to not go to the rescue. The men in Benghazi were left on their own to fight and die.<<<

    May 20, 2013
    What Hurts the Most about Benghazi
    By Karin McQuillan


    >>>Asked why the U.S. military did not do more, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday the first rule in such a situation is not to deploy troops into harm's way ...

    Clearly no orders reached Panetta to "do whatever we need to" to secure personnel. Obama's and Clinton's lies were offensively transparent the moment they uttered them....

    ....Obama calculated he could get away with it before the election, and he did. Clinton calculated her supporters would care less, and she is still right. She knew that the interviews of the family members, their pleas for justice, would not touch the hearts of her followers - and she was right. The abandonment of those men was condoned and covered up and excused with alacrity by the entire Democrat political apparatus, including the Democrat media.

    They got away with it because Democrat followers don't care.

    That is as immoral as it comes for me.<<<

    Ruf is right, he and most of his Democrats simply don't give a damn.

    1. And if Rufus prays to his gods, I want the IRS on it.

    2. What a crock of shit.

      A small US compund, in Benghazi is described, as the EMBASSY in boobie's newest missive.

      Talk about your taking points!

      Let's at least get writers that know what, where and who the target of the terrorist attack was.

      Misinformation and and Iraq style spin.

      Say terrorist attack and consulate or even EMBASSY enough and the sheeple will baaahlieve it!

    3. Why would anyone believe or even care about musings that do not represent the truth?

      No EMBASSY was attacked, boobie.

      That you would post an article that references such an attack, against the US EMBASSY in Benghazi, which is not there, just plain stupid.

      Oh, it is you.

    4. .

      Right, let's have a little sanity here.

      Everyone knows those damn duplicituous Turks set us up.


    5. "No EMBASSY was attacked, boobie."

      And no Ambassador was killed, boobie. You fool!

  2. : ) You never loose your humor do you , you old sod buster?

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  4. "'I'M A BLACK MAN'...

    Obama Uses Commencement Address to Recall Jim Crow, Racism of 40s, 50s...

    'As an African American you have to work twice as hard'...

    'Hispanic Americans know that feeling when someone asks where they come from or tells them to go back'...


    I am so ashamed of my Whiteness and Racism.

    Perhaps The Messiah from Mississippi will grant me a pardon.

    With blessings from the proprietor.

    1. "One theme ties all the bizarre aspects of the Benghazi scandal together — the doctored talking points, the inexplicable failure to beef up diplomatic security before the attacks and to send in help during the fighting, the jailing of a petty con artist on the false charge that his amateur video had led to attacks on our consulate, and the shabby treatment of nonpartisan State Department whistleblowers.

      There was an overarching pre-election desire last year to downplay any notion that al Qaeda remained a serious danger after the much-ballyhooed killing of Osama bin Laden. Likewise, Libya was not supposed to be a radical Islamic mess after the successful "lead from behind" ouster of Moammar Gadhafi. Facts then had to change to fit a campaign narrative.


      At about the same time as the Benghazi and IRS disclosures, it was widely learned that there was a strange relationship between the Obama White House and the very center of the American media — odd in a way that might explain the unusually favorable media coverage accorded this administration.

      Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications in the Obama administration, is linked to the doctoring of the Benghazi talking points. He also happens to be the brother of CBS News President David Rhodes. CBS recently pressured one of its top reporters, Sharyl Attkisson, for "wading dangerously close to advocacy," as one report worded it, in her critical reporting of Benghazi.

      Unfortunately, such relationships are not rare with this administration. The head of ABC News, Ben Sherwood, has a sister who works for the Obama White House as a special assistant, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall.

      There is more. The CNN deputy bureau chief, Virginia Moseley, is married to Mrs. Clinton's former aide at the State Department, Tom Nides, who is also a former Fannie Mae executive. Mr. Carney, Obama's press secretary, is the husband of Claire Shipman, the senior national correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America."

      Apparently, in the logic of the Obama White House and the Washington media, there is nothing improper about wives dispassionately reporting to the nation on what their husbands are doing, or brothers adjudicating the news coverage of their own siblings."

      Read more: The End of Hope and Change

      ...and some here fall into bootlicking lockstep.

      Or provide cover for those who do.


      ...and sad.

  5. "ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - KMOV anchorman Larry Conners has been “advised” by KMOV’s parent company Belo Corp. to not make statements, post on Facebook, or participate in interviews concerning a recent controversy over Facebook comments he made about the Internal Revenue Service.

    Conners has hired St. Louis attorney Merle Silverstein. Silverstein issued a letter to media outlets claiming that the corporate order “is the only reason for his silence.”

    Conners wrote Monday night that shortly after he interviewed President Obama and his wife in April of 2012, the IRS “started hammering” him.

    “At the time, I dismissed the ‘co-incidence’, but now, I have concerns … after revelations about the IRS targeting various groups and their members,” Conners wrote"


    All's Well!


    Sieg Heil!

    1. He could always quit, if he feels repressed by his employer.

      Then he would be able to tell his tale to anyone that he could get to listen. His employer does not want their soap box used to pitch his tale of woe. Certainly makes sense to me.

      Wonder how much he owes Uncle Sugar?

  6. ...with liberty and ethanol for all.



    "Why are YOU here?"

    SCHIEFFER: But Mr. Pfeiffer, and I don't mean to be argumentative here, but the President is in charge of the executive branch of the government.

    It’s my, I'll just make this as an assertion: when the executive branch does things right, there doesn't seem to be any hesitancy of the White House to take credit for that.

    When Osama bin Laden was killed, the President didn't waste any time getting out there and telling people about it.

    But with all of these things, when these things happen, you seem to send out officials many times who don't even seem to know what has happened.

    And I use as an example of that Susan Rice who had no connection whatsoever to the events that took place in Benghazi, and yet she was sent out, appeared on this broadcast, and other Sunday broadcasts, five days after it happens, and I'm not here to get in an argument with you about who changed which word in the talking points and all that.

    The bottom line is what she told the American people that day bore no resemblance to what had happened on the ground in an incident where four Americans were killed.

    Read more:


    POTUS was resting his sacred wearied head, ears and nostrils in bed.

    To the sounds of his own voice as modified by the Presidential Reverberator Pro.

    Did FDR record his addresses to the Nation w/the mike in an empty hallway for the reverb effect?

    No other president in my concious lifetime gave every large address only with reverb.

    ...to the silence of the lambs, here, there, and throughout the land.

    God Bless Our President!

    1. :)


      POTUS was resting his sacred wearied head, ears and nostrils in bed.

      To the sounds of his own snoring as modified by the Presidential Reverberator Pro....

      God Bless Our President!

    2. They should market the audio of The One's Snoring on Reverb.

      So we could all drift off to dreamland to the sounds of The One's Sacred Rest.

      ...complete w/technological enhancements.

      The Better to Calm the Somulent Masses and Ass-Kissing "Libertarians"

    3. .

      Obama is looking pretty bad these days.

      Can you imagine what that picture in the attic looks like?


  8. May 20, 2013 4:00 AM

    True Scandal

    A tea-party group targeted by Democrats gets attention from the IRS—and the FBI, OSHA, and the ATF.

    By Jillian Kay Melchior

    >>>Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies.

    Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies.

    Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American politics is.” Sounding weary on the phone, she continues: “It’s all been a through-the-looking-glass experience.”

    Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who specializes in representing conservative organizations, says that the Engelbrecht family’s experience is “just the tip of the iceberg. . . . I think there’s definitely a Chicago-politics-style enemies list in this administration, and I think it permeates this branch of the federal government.”<<<


    If we are not safe against illegal searches and seizures, and in our first amendment rights, and our second amendment rights, in all our rights, and free of government harassment and financial, or worse, penalty, what the hell difference does it make what kind of energy policy we have?

    At that point, this country is out of gas, ethanol added or not.

    1. Was any of her family injured by the Federals?

      Were her children murdered, her husband?

      Those were the abuses the Federals wrought in the 20th century, to the Weaver family.
      Did the Federals burn a dozen children, to death, like they did in Waco?

      Your comparison of the IRS to the Soviet Gulag, it certainly diminishes the horrors of the Gulag.

    2. If the Soviet Union is to be conflated with the US of today, boobie.

      The Soviet Union was paradise. Which we all know is not the truth.

      It is like ... telling the whirled that ...

      Hitler, quot wrote, was right.

      You two diminish the true horrors of history, to just frivolous talking points, without substance or meaning.

    3. .

      Was any of her family injured by the Federals?

      Were her children murdered, her husband?

      Those were the abuses the Federals wrought in the 20th century, to the Weaver family.
      Did the Federals burn a dozen children, to death, like they did in Waco?

      You're right, rat. The guy's a saint.

      (sarcasm off)


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  10. The 10th largest economy on earth obtained 20% of its electricity from non-large hydro Renewables, yesterday.

    Ca ISO

    1. Unlike the religious "thumpers," I thump on something that can be observed AND MEASURED, every day.

    2. ...like the number of times every day you bang Jerry Brown in the ass everyday for continuing a Democrat tradition of bringing a once great state to it's knees at the Alter of Socialism
      ...to a state of bankruptcy.

      In order to bring about a welfare state of ignorant, uneducated, welfare state illegals, sending their offspring that they shit out off to the gulags where they will be given free breakfasts and lunch, later to be followed by dinner, by the all-knowing, all-loving, STATE.

      ...and relliably voting Democrat.

      A mere co-inkydink.

      Like the Videographer who caused been Gazi still being in prison there.

  11. Deuce deleted my post of his reverence for Rufus's Obama asskissing.

    DougMon May 20, 04:19:00 AM EDT

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    I will consult WIO for clues on whether I might be a Joo.

    ...and tips on hiring a Jewish Lawyer.

    1. ...the "LIBERTARIAN" Nazi Censor at work.

  12. "Your comparison of the IRS to the Soviet Gulag, it certainly diminishes the horrors of the Gulag."


    The Gulag(s) appeared out of whole cloth, almost,
    ...with a mere gesture from Stalin.

    ...not through a process of repression, intimadation, and spiritual impovervishment of the masses by the state.


    The Rat tells us so.

    Thus, it is.

    1. "intimidation"

      (I'm a scaredycat - I make mistakes under pressure.)

  13. I left out:

    Hero Worship of Our Annointed Messiah.

    ...as those under Stalin's Iron Fist were required to do.