“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

Saturday, September 07, 2013

The gathering of the American People against the Permanent War Party and the time to throw it back in the bastard’s face.

Ron Paul takes on the contemptuous MSNBC Little Bitch 

Alex Wagner:




  1. Most of the time that Ron Paul was talking, MSNBC ran a banner referring to Ron Paul as “The father of the American fringe”.

    1. They did put a question mark (?) at the end.

      The trouble with Rand and Ron is they want to go full blown isolationist. This is silly.

      Call them the Silly-Cons if your wish.

      For instance, many men and women of good sense think it is mostly folly to get involved in Syria but also hold that is true folly to allow Iran to get nuclear weapons.

      Bob was wondering if the fellow he calls Lax Crapper is a closet Shia or closet Sunni. The answer must be Sunni because no Shia would call the Alawites "pagans with a Christian twist" as Lax Crapper did a couple weeks ago.

      I recall Bob making delightful mockery of this absurd assertion by Lax for nearly a week after.

      Personally, I don't think he is the one or the other. He also asserted Islam was a culture of individualism. I think Lax is just a nitwit from Phoenix who likes to listen to his own voice.

    2. Whatever happened to "moving beyond the mindset of perpetual war" Barack?

    3. Anonymous, speaking as boobie, is full of shit once again.

      Never has desert rat asserted Islam was a religion that promoted individualism.
      None of the Abrahamic religions do that. All three demand that the individual subordinate their individual liberty.

      delightful mockery?
      You have to be kidding, right?

      You cut and pasted the remark, added a happy smiley face.
      If that is delightful, or even some form of demented mockery, emanating from the recesses your mind, well, enough said.

      Yes, I can feel it now, the smiley face, delightful mockery exemplified!

    4. It is evident that desert rat is front and center in the remainder of anoni's cerebral cortex.
      The first post of the anoni's day, regardless of the news of the night, is focused upon desert rat.

      The thought of writing a witty remark, a slashing put down, just keep anoni on edge all through, tossing and turning as he tries to sleep, alone but for his fat house cat scratching at the bed post.

      Taking his days and studiously searching the archives for some previously overlooked piece of straw, something he can weave into a weapon in his vexatious battle with the ever rebarbative desert rat.

  2. Europe Urging US to Delay Action in Syria

    VILNIUS, Lithuania September 7, 2013 (AP)
    By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press

    European foreign ministers meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry are expected to urge the United States to hold off any military action in Syria until U.N. inspectors report on the alleged use of chemical weapons.

    On Saturday, Kerry and about 15 European foreign ministers attended an informal meeting of the European Union in Vilnius, Lithuania.

    Britain's Parliament has already voted against military action. And French President Francois Hollande displayed sudden caution on Friday, saying he would wait for a U.N. report before deciding whether to intervene militarily.

    The U.N. report is expected later this month, although some European officials are asking the U.N. to speed up the probe or issue an interim report.

    While in Europe, Kerry also is discussing ongoing talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    1. You know you are no longer living in a free country when Vladimir Putin sounds more sane than your own government.

    2. W and I always knew it was true:

      You could see it in his eyes.


    3. Kurt Schlichter, Afghan vet and former Army colonel: "It's like we gave control of
      American foreign policy to a pony-tailed, gender studies seminar teaching assistant."

    4. What is it about Pony Tail that's wrong?

  3. September 6, 2013

    U.S. Support for Action in Syria Is Low vs. Past Conflicts
    History shows though that support increase should conflict start
    by Andrew Dugan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' support for the United States' taking military action against the Syrian government for its suspected use of chemical weapons is on track to be among the lowest for any intervention Gallup has asked about in the last 20 years. Thirty-six percent of Americans favor the U.S. taking military action in order to reduce Syria's ability to use chemical weapons. The majority -- 51% -- oppose such action, while 13% are unsure.

    1. The US is currently at war in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen, Syria would be a fourth undeclared war. Yemen is ramping up. Obama needs to turn in his Peace Prize.

  4. Faces of the opposition: Syria critics come from both parties

    By Carrie Dann, Political Reporter, NBC News

    It’s strange to see Tea Party favorites like Mike Lee and Rand Paul agreeing with outspoken liberals like Charlie Rangel and Alan Grayson.

    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks to reporters Tuesday after a Senate committee hearing, voicing skepticism that President Barack Obama would decline to intervene in Syria should Congress vote against a military strike.

    But the ongoing debate over congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria has produced an unusual and vocal coalition of Republican non-interventionists, liberal doves, war-weary rank-and-file lawmakers and mission skeptics who contend that any involvement in another country’s civil war is a no-win proposition.

    1. CRUZ: “We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” Cruz said, calling it a civil war in Syria. “We should be focused on defending the United States of America. That’s why young men and women sign up to join the military, not to, as you know, serve as Al Qaeda’s air force.”

  5. Polls Show Overwhelming US Opposition to Syria War
    Public Opinion Looms Large in War Votes
    by Jason Ditz, September 03, 2013

    President Obama is 100% sold on the idea of attacking Syria, and he’ll eagerly tell you so. Sens. John McCain (R – AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R – SC) are too, something they’ll tell you about virtually any country at any given time.

    But while the president can count on old-guard hawks to vote yes before they even hear what country they’re voting to lob missiles at, the American public is nowhere near so easy to trick, and despite top officials repeatedly advocating the war in public addresses, the polls continue to show broad, bipartisan opposition among Americans for the conflict.

    Nationwide, the administration can’t even crack the 30% mark on selling the war to the public, even with television news networks shamelessly reiterating administration lies about unquestionable “proof” of Assad’s guilt and Secretary of State John Kerry loudly and repeatedly comparing Assad to Adolf Hitler.

    While a lame duck president clearly doesn’t care how much the public opposes his wars, such stark opposition looms very large in the Congressional debates, particularly in the House of Representatives, where everyone faces a reelection battle next year and many would prefer not to be caught voting contrary to his constituency’s wishes on such a high profile issue, so close to the campaign season.

    While the administration continues to insist they’re confident Congress will back them, the reality is that several days of all-Syria, all-the-time rhetoric has barely budged public opinion, and that remains impossible to ignore.

    1. World leaders have arrived for a dinner hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, where they would discuss the crisis in Syria, with US President Barack Obama showing up alone and well after the main group.

      The main group of leaders led by Putin arrived together at the historic Peterhof palace outside St Petersburg, with British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande seen talking animatedly at the back of the pack.

      But Obama was nowhere to be seen and only arrived at the palace a good half an hour after the rest.

      Because there's nothing to discuss. The One has already decided.

    2. The One is still The One,

      ...in his own "mind"

  6. Moronic U.S. ambassador: We thought maybe Iran would dump Assad after he used WMD


    I had to Greenroom this one because I have no commentary of my own to offer you. I’m speechless.

    Samantha Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, hoped that a team of UN investigators — many of whom, presumably, have a longstanding relationship with Iranian leaders — could write a report that would convince Iran to abandon its ally at the behest of the United States.

    “We worked with the UN to create a group of inspectors and then worked for more than six months to get them access to the country on the logic that perhaps the presence of an investigative team in the country might deter future attacks,” Power said at the Center for American Progress as she made the case for intervening in Syria.

    “Or, if not, at a minimum, we thought perhaps a shared evidentiary base could convince Russia or Iran — itself a victim of Saddam Hussein’s monstrous chemical weapons attacks in 1987-1988 — to cast loose a regime that was gassing it’s people,” she said.

    Iran is opposed to WMDs now, huh?

  7. September 7, 2013
    Dangerous Times: Are Obama's Syrian Stumbles Good for America?
    By James Lewis

    Conservatives are patriots. When we see an American president in trouble, we tend to see his problems as our own.

    Which makes it hard to know how to react to Obama's troubles in Syria.

    I am going to make an unusual case here that Obama's Syrian stumbles actually benefit the United States and the civilized world.
    If that sounds odd -- well, it is.

    I can think of only one precedent: Jimmy Carter's punch in the nose from Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, which caused American voters to elect Ronald Reagan instead.

    Reagan speedily restored respect for America in the world. For one thing, as soon as Reagan was elected Khomeini released his US hostages in Tehran. Ten years later the Soviet Empire crumbled.

    Looking back, it seems that Jimmy Carter and his NSC advisor Zbig Brzezinski actually helped the sadistic Khomeini regime rise to power after pulling the rug out from our ally, the Shah of Iran. Apparently Carter thought the United States deserved to lose Iran as an ally because of what happened in 1953, almost three decades before, when Stalin was in power in the Soviet Union. This is plainly insane, but Carter and Brzezinski still defend their screwy reasoning today, while the Iranian theocracy kills its young people and commits aggression against us.
    In the upshot, defeating Carter was a very good thing for the United States and the West.

    Obama is the second fervently anti-American president we have seen. That was hard to accept for a long time, but after the overthrow of our longtime ally Mubarak in Egypt, after Obama's active support for the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood, after the Benghazi arms-smuggling operation to Al Qaida-allied rebels in Syria, and now, after Obama's selective outrage against Syrian poison gas attacks in a civil war where 130,000 Syrians have died -- after all those facts I don't think Obama is running a pro-American policy any more.

    After all, Obama is running the "apologize for white folks" administration. It's the "American guilt" administration. It's the "bow to tyrants" administration. All that stuff looked like a farce when it happened. But it turns out to be the real Obama.

    While we were scratching our heads about his oddball president, his tiny inner circle -- Obama, Jarrett, Michele, Axelrod -- were going Go 'Bama! Bow down to another murderous tyrant, please!

    If that seems perverse, it was. This is the most perverse administration in American history.
    By now it's impossible to avoid the conclusion that Obama is fervently anti-American. Which is what you might learn from his personal history, all the way from Mom the Stalinist, to his "mentor" Frank Davis the child pornographer, all the way to the "Reverend" Jerry Wright and the Alinsky Machine in Chicago.

    They all sing the same song, and love for America is never part of it. There's no way Obama could have been marinated in that toxic stew all his life and not come out as a feverishly anti-American ideologue.

    Today we see the proof.....


    1. while the Iranian theocracy ... commits aggression against us.

      Where is this aggression taking place, specifically?

    2. The last aggression that I'm aware of between our two countries is when Ronald Reagan sold chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein to use against the Iranians.

    3. Judging by action, Iran may be the most rational actor in the Middle East.

  8. I have an idea, let’s create an environment with the incentives and necessary amount of deregulation and enthusiasm to create American jobs not related to the military. Let’s use the same urgency that we normally save for getting involved in wars that do not concern us:

    Americans are participating in the workforce at the lowest level in 35 years, according to government data released Friday, as lackluster job growth fails to offset the droves of people who have given up looking for work.

    According to the Labor Department, the economy added a disappointing 169,000 jobs in August. In addition, the government lowered its estimate of the number of jobs created in June and July by 74,000 positions.

    The grinding pace of recovery has hollowed out the workforce. Government data showed that only 63.2 percent of working-age Americans have a job or are looking for one, the lowest proportion since 1978. Nearly 90 million people are now considered out of the labor force, up 1.7 million from August 2012.

    1. About 3,000 Biofuel Refineries (approx. one in each county,) each pumping out about 25,000,000 gallons of Ethanol/Yr should do the trick.

    2. Very approximately. Loving County, Texas, population 82. Working population probably 30. Takes about 400 people to run a refinery.

    3. Again, you're babbling about shit you know nothing about. A biofuel refinery of that size will employ about 40 people.

    4. Next you'll tell us that ethanol refineries use absolutely no water. Because there's a reason Loving County has 82 people.

    5. Loving County will get an exemption, their 82 people can share with Maricopa County's 3,817,117 residents.

      Perhaps rufus's distribution model, "Counties" is some what flawed ... as there is no uniformity in the geography or demographics of counties in the US.

      Let's use Congressional Districts, instead of counties, adjusting the number of distilleries that would be built in each District to reach the same production goals.


    6. Actually, a well-designed ethanol plant uses very little water

      (and, fuck-all with your Loving County - if you were absolutely determined to do SOMETHING with the godforsaken place, you could raise cactus for ethanol, and use the rattlesnakes for biodiesel.)

    7. Yep, "counties" was, basically, just a construct. Congressional Districts would be much better.

    8. .

      Whatever happened to your plan to get Desota County to build an ethanol refinery?

      From City Data and Wiki: Memphis, Ms.

      Population: 120

      White (92%); Black (7%); Pacific Islander (1%); Native American Indian (1%)

      Homosexuals (0%)
      Lesbians (3.7%) Understandable.

      Household income: About 2 1/2 times that of MS as a whole.

      Home prices: Double that of MS as a whole

      DeSota County:

      Population: 161,000 (The third largest county in MS.)


    9. Now you've stolen my Snakes to Biodiesl Proposal for Mississippi, and elsewhere...

      Without Attribution!

    10. Snakes are not only disgusting, but amazing:

      Mississippi, and Arizona!

    11. My "plans for retirement" took precedent.

    12. I hate snakes, except for Kings and Gophers.

      ...of course those are the only two I know personally.

      Not counting the Rattler, which goes in the hate Category.

    13. .

      I assume your plans to move to Texas are because it's getting so cramped there in Memphis.

      "Elbow room cried..."



    14. Quirk:

      Nice to know Homos are Zero percent.

      ...I'll not be a victim in waiting.

      While I'm enjoying having 3.7 percent Lesbos for watching and masturbating.

    15. The humidity down here is killing me. Every time a thunderstorm comes this way I feel like I've been beaten with a baseball bat. Sweet'ums is in the same boat. We gotta go.

    16. Come on out to the American West, rufus.

      I'd be wary of New Mexico, but other than that ...

    17. I'm coming that way. I'm leaning a bit more toward Colorado, right now; but nothing's yet in stone.

    18. They say that that "Maryjane" is great for aches and pains. :)

    19. I'd rather ache than be paranoid.

      ...but it's been almost 30 years, so who knows?

    20. I still don't have an answer for why Rat imbibes the Weed.

      ...aside from relief from the conscience of a murderer,
      or to get high,
      on the cheap.

    21. "or to get high,
      on the cheap."

      Well, that'd just about win Me over.


    22. I, also, read something about "lack of hangovers."


    23. No empty cans to dispose of. :)

      And, my prostate might appreciate it.

      (that bud light has been tearing that little sucker up)

    24. The Accounting of an alcoholic defies all reason.

  9. The internet and our fellow asshole bloggers are doing what MSM should have been doing from the beginning, questioning the wisdom and facts, instead of cheerleading on criminal incompetents like John McCain.

    Every source that has been available to us, has been available to them. We are winning and have helped focus the conversation. Even good old AIPAC fell asleep at the wheel. Keep it up and contact your representatives. OOrah!


    1. I got something in the mail about folks putting pressure on my Reps.

      Normally I ignore them, cause they're going to vote Democrat no matter what.

      But this time I'm gonna write, cause I figure with so many Dems already onboard, there's actually hope for the hopeless.

    2. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson will blame opposition to the President's request for war authorization on the Tea Party, which is, of course, the Confederacy risen from the grave.

    3. They've had KKK written all over them since day 1.

      I've got pictures of Multi Cult Racists right here on Maui at Tea Party Hate Rally's way back in whenever it was.

      Japs, Flips, Haoles, Hawaiians, Chinamen, you name it!

      ...notice I didn't say Blacks, they were probly there, but they are few and far between here in the party, or on the island.

      One right here as one of my son's roomies, helping him pay the mortgage.

    4. I resemble that flippant remark.

    5. While out this way nearly all the Tea Party are white.

      How could this possibly be?

      Ah, out this way nearly everyone is white.

    6. While out this way nearly all the Tea Party are white.

      How could this possibly be?

      Ah, out this way nearly everyone is white.

    7. I didn't choose Maui from the Mix of Island Paradisuses for nuthin:

      That Hawaiians hate Haoles was too much for much for me to bear.

      We's the the majority here, I think, maybe...

      ...whatever the case may be, the Flips, Chinks, Japs, et-al ain't no threat to the Haole interloper.

      On Maui

    8. Even when granted citizenship in the United States colonial occupation is not appreciated by the natives.

  10. Harry's Got THE Read on America!

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) predicted Friday that his chamber would ultimately vote in favor of authorizing military action in Syria.

    “I think we are going to have 60 votes,” Reid told reporters. “It’s a work in progress.”

    “We have another important briefing today. Members have been coming back. I talked to one member just now — he said ‘I’ve been to three briefings.’ Have you learned anything?

    He said, ‘I’ve learned something new on every occasion.’”

    Reid said he has spoken “many times” to President Barack Obama, but declined to answer what fellow Senate Democrats would need in order to be able to support the resolution.

    The top Senate leader’s comments came as the Senate on Friday formally filed a resolution that would authorize Obama to launch military strikes in Syria, a move that sets up a series of votes on the high-stakes measure next week.

    1. He knows what they're saying in DC, who needs to consult the plebes out there in The Heartland?

    2. Nancy to Harry,

      Nancy to Harry!

      Do you read me Harry?





    3. The United States Senate.

      The World's Greatest Deliberative Body.

      Fart Sound

    4. The overthrow of the Obama regime would be more in America’s best interest than the overthrow of Assad's regime.

    5. Reid kept his comments on the Senate floor brief, noting that “many, many people have been killed” in the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that the Obama administration says was perpetrated by the Assad regime.

      Reid also thanked Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the panel’s top Republican for their “tremendous model of bipartisanship and cooperation” in drafting the resolution.

      Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) presided over the short pro forma session.

    6. Corker is SUCH a Cock.

      He's the Real Dick Q is always talking about.

    7. Obama-armed and funded al-Qaeda linked rebels force 24 civilian passengers off bus and behead all of them...

    8. Thou Shalt not force civilians off the bus!

      ...beheading them?

      A Guy's gotta do what He's Gotta Do!

  11. Replies
    1. Check out who else you might be interested in there at Podcast One Dot Com

      ...I've got quite a few.

      Including Alec Baldwin!

    2. Two of my favorite interviews there were Lorne Michaels and Herb Alpert.

    3. LEGOS,

      on the other hand...

  12. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Friday job numbers show the nation’s “labor force participation rate” — i.e., the percentage of Americans over 16 who have jobs, or are looking for one — dipped to 63.2 percent.

    That beats the sad record of 63.4 percent set in 1978, a harbinger of the Carter-era stagflation and malaise to come.

    Where's my Billy Beer?

  13. WASHINGTON (AP) — Suggesting an uphill fight for President Barack Obama, House members staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against his plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by more than a 6-1 margin, a survey by The Associated Press shows. The Senate is more evenly divided ahead of its vote next week.

    Still, the situation is very fluid. Nearly half of the 433-member House and a third of the 100-member Senate remain undecided.

    By their statements or those of aides, only 30 members of the Republican-led House support intervention or are leaning in favor of authorizing the president to use force against Syrian President Bashar Assad's government in response to a chemical weapons attack last month. Some 192 House members outright oppose U.S. involvement or are leaning against authorization, according to the AP survey.

    The situation in the Democrat-controlled Senate is better for Obama but hardly conclusive ahead of a potential vote next week. The AP survey showed those who support or are leaning in favor of military action holding a slight 34-32 advantage over those opposed or leaning against it.

    Complicating the effort in the Senate is the possibility that a three-fifths majority may be required. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he is going to filibuster.

    Still, Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, predicted, "I think we're going to get 60 votes".

    By Klapper and Ohlemacher, who must report from Area 51 with names like those

    AP survey: House shows opposition to Syria attack

    Associated Press



    1. Will The Earth Wobble, or even reverse the polarity of it's Magnetosphere, if Harry gets 60 votes?

    2. Keep me up to date on those Art Bell re-runs Bob, I miss those dulcet tones.

      ...if he's still alive, he should do a podcast from Flipville.

    3. I'm not gonna look.

      ...until tomorrow, when I need a "release"

    4. Don't worry, if you ever woke up and found that old hag hanging onto your dick you'd need a "release," alright.

    5. ?
      I took Ambien and woke up to TV showing and her?

      Not gonna happen,

      all you'll see is a blurred fist.

      Hard on work.

    6. "ME and her?"

      So Solly for the error.

  14. Meet our allies in Syria:


  15. Replies
    1. What's to explain, the rebels in Syria are creating a combined and unified command structure, kinda like the Joint Chiefs, here in the US.

      Coordination of operations, stuff like that. Pretty basic stuff.
      Eliminate duplication of efforts, reduce friendly fire casualties.

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    3. You left out throwing money and lives down the Shithole.

      Why the heck don't they learn from us?

    4. (World's longest re-edit delay)

    5. .

      If the rebels are forming something like our Joint Chiefs structure, Assad has nothing to fear from them.

      Take a look at Dempsey's testimony over the past week or so.


  16. This is what we are paying for in Washington? I just heard Ari Fleisher say that we have to support Obama and go to war to save his honor and ours.

    1. I hereby nominate Ari to lead The Jeb Bush team for the '16 election.

    2. No more bushes. Stay out da bushes.

    3. We know you don't mean that personally and literally, of course.

      Just in Politics.

  17. Charlie Rangel drifted off the plantation a bit.

    Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., mocked the idea that U.S. military could make a "limited" attack on Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, even as the leader of the Congressional Black Caucus asked members to keep quiet about the issue for the time being.

    "There's no such thing as limited war," Rangel told MSNBC's Martin Bashir Thursday afternoon. "You cannot attack a country and then [set] the rules by which he or she may respond."

    Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, asked CBC members "to limit public comment" on Syria in an private email published Thursday. “The chair believes Congress and the American public need more information, and she awaits more briefings between now and early next week before commenting further,” Fudge aide Ayofemi Kirby said in the email, according to The Hill.

  18. Replies
    1. ...I mean, I get the Suck Job, wrt Kirby,

      but, Ayofemi?


    2. ""There's no such thing as limited war," Rangel told MSNBC's Martin Bashir Thursday afternoon. "You cannot attack a country and then [set] the rules by which he or she may respond.""



      That's exactly what we plan to do.

      Due to our infinite wisdom.

      Go Team!

  19. Plus, Sharpton's had weight and tax issues,

    ...and those Jews burned to a crisp.

  20. Hannity and Sharpton both irritate me. Can't stand to hear either of 'em.

    But Al, he's lost so much weight, he looked like he'd been sick. Almost like he was on death's door, he was emaciated and pale.

    Almost as pale as a ghost.
    Like J Edgar Hoover, back in the day.

    1. J Edgar lost weight because his boyfriend told him his girdle made his ass look fat.

    2. You got a better reason, sister?

    3. I forgot:

      You're puttin on the pounds.

  21. Nazi Pelosi: "We have to bomb Syria to find out what our policy on bombing Syria is."

  22. Michael Bloomberg said in an interview that one leading Democrat vying to replace him is running a "racist" campaign based on "class warfare."

    Bloomberg made the comment about candidate Bill de Blasio in an interview with New York magazine due on newsstands Monday. It appeared on the magazine's website Saturday.

    De Blasio is white, but he has been polling well among blacks since he began airing television ads featuring his interracial family. His wife is black and the couple has a 16-year-old son. De Blasio has also criticized Bloomberg as not doing enough for the poor, saying New York has become "two cities," one for the rich and one for everyone else.

    Asked to explain why that makes the campaign "racist," Bloomberg told the magazine, "I mean he's making an appeal using his family to gain support. I think it's pretty obvious to anyone watching what he's been doing. ...

    Bloomberg also implied that poor New Yorkers have never had it better.

    "By most of the world's standards, you ain't poor," said Bloomberg, noting that in some corners of the globe, people don't have access to things like air conditioning or own their own cars. "I'm not being cavalier about it, but most places in the world our poor are wealthy. There's a lot of tragedy around the world."

  23. The NYTimes has an nice little compendium of US 'leaders' statements on Syria.


    1. .

      My two senators and my rep. are all three ready to kick ass and take names, or at least to send someone else to do it.


  24. desert ratFri Sep 06, 11:15:00 PM EDT
    Even as before, Habu has it wrong.

    Canada has stood down from participation in any Syrian adventure.

    Saturday Sep 07, 2013
    Canada says it supports the United Sates and its allies who are contemplating a military action in Syria, but has no plans for a military intervention in the Arab country.

    “Our government has been a very reluctant convert to the idea that there needs to be some Western military action regarding the Syrian situation,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told reporters at an event in Toronto on Thursday.

    “At the present time the government of Canada has no plans, we have no plans of our own, to have a Canadian military mission,” he added.

    Habu, always bombastic and as in this case, often wrong on the facts.

    He was ahead of the curve on the financial collapse of 2008, I'll give him kudos for that prognostication.

    AnonymousSat Sep 07, 03:47:00 PM EDT
    Canada’s Government Rallies Behind Washington’s War on Syria

    By Keith Jones
    Global Research, September 06, 2013
    World Socialist Web Site 5 September 2013
    Region: Canada
    Theme: US NATO War Agenda

    Canada’s Conservative government has repeatedly voiced support for a US-led war on Syria. It has endorsed Washington’s lies about having incontrovertible proof that the Assad regime mounted a chemical weapons attack last month and it has pledged Canada’s support for the US waging war on Syria in defiance of international law.

    Speaking to reporters August 28, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said “consequences” for the Syrian regime should not be blocked or impeded by the lack of United Nations’ Security Council authorization. Canada was “of one mind” with the US, Britain, and France and “will,” Baird vowed, “continue to work with them in lock-step.”

    The next day, Prime Minister Stephen Harper declared himself a “reluctant convert” to “Western military action regarding the Syrian situation.” As Harper went on to explain, his reluctance was not due to any qualms about the US unilaterally attacking countries and carrying out “regime change.” Rather it arose from concerns about the potential danger to imperialist interests if the Syrian state were to fracture along ethnic-religious lines. “We have been, and remain, concerned,” said Harper, that “this conflict … is overwhelmingly sectarian in nature and does not have at present any ideal or obvious outcomes.”

    That said, Harper emphasized his support for the US raining missiles and bombs on a poor, former colonial country. “We do support,” declared Canada’s prime minister, “our allies who are contemplating forceful action.”


    desert ratFri Sep 06, 11:18:00 PM EDT

    President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart could not even agree on the factual point of whether a majority of G20 members supported or opposed military action.

    Mr Obama said that most of the 19 countries represented at St Petersburg had backed the US position – and 11 duly signed a statement urging a "strong international response" to the poison gas attacks in Damascus.

    But Mr Putin disputed this, pointing out that although David Cameron might have signed the statement, Parliament's vote against British military action showed that the Prime Minister did not speak for his country.

    Ending the summit, Mr Putin said that world opinion was firmly against US-led intervention, adding that Russia would take Syria's side.
    "Will we help Syria? We will," he said. "We are already helping, we send arms."


    1. AnonymousSat Sep 07, 03:58:00 PM EDT
      Stephen Harper urges military action against Syria

      Canada’s prime minister says Syria’s chemical attacks are dangerous precedent and urges world leaders to overcome divisions blocking a military strike.


      Unless things have changed in the last 24 hours, it would seem it is not Habu, but rather The Lax Crapper, who is passing more gas on this one.

      As usual.

      By the way, I doubt that was really Habu that posted above. It lacked his usual sharp edge.

      Good ol' Habu, whatever his failings, was at least humorous and intelligent.

      Our Lax Crapper is neither.

      He just likes to listen to the sounds of his own backsides.

      "There is something really wrong with you, Rat."



      AnonymousSat Sep 07, 04:01:00 PM EDT

      The Lax Crapper is ludicrous.

      There is something really wrong with The Lax Crapper.


      AnonymousSat Sep 07, 04:08:00 PM EDT
      Sorry, I shouldn't laugh.

      It's damned sad.

      And may be spiritually lethal.


    2. Crapper don't know nothin'.

      He don't know what spiritually dead means.

      Of all things, religion is not a wish fulfillment

      Some of the tech savvy computer literate Jewish youth have put a new term to it, that may help our Crapper - their new term is 'deleted'.

      Taking up where the J author lay it down.

    3. He don't know what spiritually dead means.

      Any time the Bible contradicts your teachings, you insert the word "spiritual" to make it say what you want. For instance, Adam and Eve were told that the very day they ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they would die. The serpent said no, they wouldn't die until later, but in the meantime they would obtain knowledge of good and evil, just like it says on the wrapper. Adam and Eve ate the fruit and they obtained knowledge of good and evil, and didn't die until later, just like the serpent said. So Biblical inerrantists go, "Adam and Eve were SPIRITUALLY dead on the day they ate the fruit."

  25. Check the time line, things have changed in the last 24 hours.

    Silly boy.

  26. While the world dithers on Syria, the US Security partner in Egypt is rolling up militants.

    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian helicopter gunships and tanks pounded suspected hideouts and weapon caches of Islamic militants, killing nine people Saturday in the northern Sinai Peninsula in what locals say is the largest operation in the lawless region for years.

    Officials say that the military is hunting hundreds of militants believed to be responsible for a series of attacks in the region they overran after the fall of autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011. The militants, the officials say, belong to a number of well-known al-Qaida-inspired groups that seek the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate in northern Sinai, a region bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip.

    Attacks in the region have increased following the July 3 military coup that toppled President Mohammed Morsi, an Islamist, prompting the military offensive.
    STORY: Egypt: Shocked, Scared, and Still Divided

    Early Saturday, resident say they saw winding columns of trucks and armored vehicles pour into the area. Some said they hadn't seen soldiers on foot in their villages in decades. Communications were jammed for hours, as authorities seized control of two telephone exchanges.

    Military helicopters hovered overhead in a dozen villages concentrated near two border towns of Rafah and Sheikh Zuweyid, security officials said. Airstrikes targeted shacks believed to be gathering points of militants, they said. Soldiers later stormed homes searching for suspected fighters.

    "Successive strikes are aimed at causing paralysis of the militant groups and cutting communications between each other," a security official said. "The offensive is carried out within a timeframe where there will be periods of calm for intelligence before resuming once again."

    1. While the world dithers on Syria, the US Security partner in Egypt is rolling up militants.

      And Egypt is doing this all for world peace. Not to consolidate the coup, no.

    2. Coup?
      There has been no coup.

      The Army removed a corrupt and criminal politco from office.
      It is in the process of declaring the radical element, the Muslim Brotherhood, that supported the criminal actions of the past President to be outlaws.

      Our Security Partners are moving with dispatch to remove Islamic terrorists from the control of portions of Egypt. That these rebel enclaves had been established and allowed to flourish, one of the primary reasons for the removal of the past President by the Egyptian military.

      Those enclaves posed a threat to he security of the both the Egyptian government and the people of the country.

      As General Sisi wrote while at the War College in Pennsylvania:
      ” From the Middle Eastern perspective, the defining words governing their form of democracy would likely reflect “fairness, justice, equality, unity and charity.”

    3. Coup?
      There has been no coup.

      The Army removed a corrupt and criminal politco from office.

      And if the 82nd Airborne was stationed around the White House one morning after Obama is impeached and convicted for going to war in Syria without authorization from Congress, no coup, right?

    4. I'm coming to that fantasy.
      ...so to speak.

    5. The Pyramids, that Biblical Stuff, the Egyptian Mastermind of 9-11, this shit, I'm starting to think The Egyptians are the SuperRace.

      Now if we could only get them to breed with the Jews, we'd not only be brilliant as shit, but rich as fuck.

      Add in some German Stock, and we'd be the Perennial Superpower.

      And of course some Scotch from my ancestors, to liven up the debauchery.

  27. Report to Deuce:

    Topic: Hindu Niece

    Deuce, I can report that I was in my doc's office today, she is a wonderful gal, and she always asks- what is new and exciting in your life?

    I answered: Hindu Niece!

    She asked details:

    Told her basics, and she is at the Max Planck Institute of Brain Research for eight months.

    Did she light up on this!!

    Great highly prestige place she said...

    I said they don't pay nothin' and work her to death. Only pay half the rent. German slave system.

    She said, I had a friend that went there, that's exactly it. But looks great on the resume.


    My niece and I are already tracking out a long. long trip over western USA when she gets out.

    She is WONDERFUL.

    I can report, Deuce, I am doing my Uncle duties in all ways to my beloved niece.

  28. These Moslem cultures, that Lax Crapper likes so much, being for 'individualism' and all, are really missing a truly great thing in life.

  29. .

    I must confess I did adjust some of the figures in the data I posted above from City Data on Memphis, MS. Or to be more precise, one particular item. It had to do with the population breakdown.

    Population: 120

    White (92%); Black (7%); Pacific Islander (1%); Native American Indian (1%)

    All but one piece of the data is correct but you will notice that the numbers add up to more than 100%. The whites are correct. The 8 blacks is correct. They are all down there the other side of the tracks. And there is also one Pacific Islander, Mono Nucliosee, the village lamplighter. However, there were no American Indians listed. I threw that in as a sop to Rufus but my conscience started bothering me.


    One other thing, I got a chance to talk to Mono Nucliosee by phone and found out that he will also represent the village in the upcoming competition for a spot on the US Olympics hang gliding team. He seemed real confident though he points out there is not a lot of places to practice around there with out ending up in a swamp or the old Mississip. He feels that his only real completion will come from some old dude who is living on his home island of Maui. He says the old guy has been trying to sandbag the completion by talking about his aches and pains and how bad off he is but then sneaking out at night to practice in secret.

    The following is a video taken in secret that Mono send me of that competition, Doug 'Cruser' Haole doing some practicing near Kaanapali.



  30. I must confess...

    always Q's prelude to "I pulled it out of my ass."

  31. let's be honest...

    Our very OWN desert rat is a product and part of the "Permanent War Party" that's how he made his money...

    He has claimed he was an "instructor" for the US of A training all sorts of folks to kill and such..

    A trained killer, training others to kill.

    Now he smokes weeds and trains the AZ FBi and others on how to ride a horse and shoot people.

    1. 'let's be honest' --

      Lax Crapper needs help.

      He may be 'deleted'.


  32. Britain sent poison gas chemicals to Assad: Proof that the UK delivered Sarin agent to Syrian regime for SIX years

    British companies sold sodium flouride to Syrian firm
    The chemical is a key component in manufacture of nerve gas
    Sale has been blasted as 'grossly irresponsible'
    Intelligence expert says substance will have been diverted to regime

    By Mark Nicol

    PUBLISHED: 16:10 EST, 7 September 2013 | UPDATED: 17:08 EST, 7 September 2013

    British companies sold chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produce the deadly nerve agent that killed 1,400 people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today.

    Between July 2004 and May 2010 the Government issued five export licences to two companies, allowing them to sell Syria sodium fluoride, which is used to make sarin.

    The Government last night admitted for the first time that the chemical was delivered to Syria – a clear breach of international protocol on the trade of dangerous substances that has been condemned as ‘grossly irresponsible’.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2415081/Britain-sent-poison-gas-chemicals-Assad-Proof-UK-delivered-Sarin-agent-Syrian-regime-SIX-years.html#ixzz2eFUScLUl
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    1. Remember the joke that went around during OIF? "We know he has chemical weapons; we have the receipts." :)

    2. One of my favorite comments in this thread:

      Teresita Sat Sep 07, 02:24:00 PM EDT

      "Nazi Pelosi:

      "We have to bomb Syria to find out what our policy on bombing Syria is.

    3. fact is?

      assad has had all sorts of shit for decades.

      he and his daddy had no problem murdering thousands of Americans in Iraq, thousands of Lebanese in Lebanon, thousands of Syrians in SYria and attempts to murder and murder thousands of Jews in Israel.

      the man is a shit.

      let's put a bounty on his head.

      pay a general to off him and call the party over...

      2 bullets to the back of the head.


      it's over.

    4. Sodium is pretty amazing stuff:

      "Inert" as salt, explodes on contact with air, component of nerve gas...

      I could go on, but then I'd be going off...
      and going on.

    5. Safe when immersed in fucking kerosene!


    6. Every high school Chem Lab in the country shoulda done been burned down to the ground in the fifties, by my reckoning.

  33. This is turning into the damdest place:

    Uniquely personal insults, jibs, and jabs, etc between "people" who have never met, thinly veiled as "Commentary" about "World Events" and "Biblical Verities"


  34. I must confess...

    always Q's prelude to "I pulled it out of my ass."

  35. T has finally and completely convinced me that no matter how hard I might try, I'm still gonna die not knowing WTF whichever translation of the Bible says, I'll not understand step 1 of how the fuck to follow, much less decode, what it all means.

    1. In the meantime,I'll console my"self" knowing that her fellow followers back in the secure homeland of Flipville practice self-flagellation on religious holidays.

    2. I will step in to help.

      Matthew 4- 1-17.

      Monomyth, my son, whom I love so much.

      YOU ain't gonna be 'deleted'.

      Rest easy....

    3. Lax Crapper has no idea what true fear is...

    4. Flipped Out.

      ...of course I could be wrong about all of it.

      I thank her for convincing me that I know that I'm never gonna know.

    5. It being a 'delete error' if you finally don't 'get it'.

      That is to say, you are no longer 'a man', or these days 'a woman'.

    6. You, Doug-O, are among the 'elect', the angels.....

      You 'get it'......

    7. After all...Jesus said:

      "Judge not" --

      Then went ahead to judge those all about him--

      I can do same---


    8. My intense fear of high places (except in commercial airliners) makes all of the following, and the verbiage above it, irrelevant to me:

      The Devil ain't gonna be able to get me there.

      "8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”"

      Hell, I'm even terrified about the idea of a ride on a Helicopter or Zebulun.

    9. Following in the rough worn shoes of William Blake....with whom I would rather be drinking, than by myself....

    10. "I could curse and drink...
      With the likes of
      William Blake....."


    11. God damn the King.


    12. And rat brained fools....

    13. "Zebulun was, according to the Books of Genesis and Numbers, the sixth son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Zebulun."

      OK, I'm just terminally fucking stupid, OK? :

      I have trouble keeping track of second generation genealogy, much less strings like that.

      Add in the weird names and...

      Is there a single formula in "The Book of Numbers?" ???

  36. figure and ground:

    I just figured that out.
    By moving my head.

  37. Ending the summit, Mr Putin said that world opinion was firmly against US-led intervention, adding that Russia would take Syria's side.

    "Will we help Syria? We will," he said.

    "We are already helping, we send arms."


    Big Fuck.

    We've got a SecState that's cut off arms, ears, toes, and gouged out eyes.

    Show me something, Dude!

  38. OK, Computer Nerd Girl:

    How come back in the day watching flash videos, you could mouse back to rewind where you wanted, and watch again, but now, most of the time you can't?

    (If you're an Adobe Employee, don't bother.)

  39. Place is a GD Desert, Deuce!

    "Honey, I'm not real smart,
    but I can lift heavy things."

    Notes of David D Roth for a song, taken from a bumper sticker.

  40. Goodnight.

    My credibility is not on the line.

    The world's credibility is on the line.

    Off to Vegas...

    (don't worry about the body parts

    Your Pres, O'Stumble.

    Good night.

    1. I'm your working class hero, raised in Thailand by my single mother while attending Punahoe School in Honolulu.

      My dad was Kenyan Royalty, raised me straight as a fuckin African Warrior's Arrow.

      I cannot tell a lie, honest.

    2. Sen. Graham:

      "If we don't get this right, we could be nuked..."

      You just cannot make this shit up.