“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, July 30, 2016

Clinton showing that she is a potential liability for world security. Trump appears relatively sane by comparison.

Hillary Clinton wants to review US strategy in Syria against Isis and Bashar al-Assad's 'murderous' regime

The political will to oust the Syrian President has waned since the rise of Isis

Hillary Clinton plans to order a full review of the United States’ strategy in Syria as one of her first priorities if elected President.
One of her foreign policy advisers, Jeremy Bash, said she would seek to end Bashar al-Assad’s “murderous” regime despite waning political will to oust the autocratic Syrian President.
He said dealing with Syria would be Ms Clinton’s “first key task” if elected and she would work to get President Assad “out of there”.
“A Clinton administration will not shrink from making clear to the world exactly what the Assad regime is,” he told The Telegraph.
“It is a murderous regime that violates human rights; that has violated international law; used chemical weapons against his own people; has killed hundreds of thousands of people, including tens of thousands of children.”
Barack Obama, David Cameron and international allies were vocal with their criticism of the Syrian government’s human rights abuses and war crimes at the start of the conflict in 2011 and the UK almost launched an intervention against Assad two years later.
But following the rise of the so-called Islamic State and links between its Syrian bases and attacks in France and Belgium, calls for the President’s removal have been drowned out by a move towards co-operation in the fight against global terrorism.
In a mark of decreasing hostility, the US and Russia – Assad’s staunch ally – were drawing up an agreement on bombing Jabhat al-Nusra, which has since attempted a re-brand disassociating itself from al-Qaeda.
Statements from the British government have continued to call for all perpetrators of war crimes to be held to account and for a “political settlement” in the form of a new, inclusive, government to secure long-term peace. 
Echoing Angela Merkel and other European leaders, Ms Clinton has previously called for “safe zones” where displaced Syrian civilians can live without fear of attack, but methods of implementing them remain unclear. 
Her campaign website also outlines policy on defeating Isis’ strongholds in Syria and Iraq by intensifying the coalition air campaign, and support for Arab and Kurdish allies on the ground.
Donald Trump, her Republican adversary, has made national security and immigration a key part of his campaign to reach the White House.
He calls his approach “America first” meaning alliances and coalitions would not pass muster unless they produced a net benefit to the US, drawing rebuke from security officials after suggesting he may not defend some Nato members.
While Mr Trump has accused Ms Clinton of presiding over “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness” at the State Department, she has hit back by accusing him of “losing his cool at the slightest provocation”, adding: “Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis. A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” 
American voters will go to the polls on 8 November to elect the next President.


  1. Nobody makes Trump look "sane by comparison." :)

  2. As was noted in the Gary Johnson video neither of the two are the peace candidate. Donald "hothead" Trump vs Hillary "America is Exceptional " Clinton. Both are the war choice.


  3. Race/Topic - Poll - Results
    General Election: Trump vs. Clinton - Reuters/Ipsos / Clinton 40, Trump 35 = Clinton +5

    General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein - Reuters/Ipsos
    Trump 37, Clinton 37, Johnson 5, Stein 1 = Tie


    1. A new RABA Research poll shows Hillary Clinton has opened a significant lead over Donald Trump, now leading him by 15 points, 46% to 31%, with Gary Johnson at 7% and Jill Stein sits at 2%.

      A similar poll conducted the day after the Republican convention showed Clinton ahead by only five points.

      RABA Poll

  4. If one likes relatively sane over out and out nutz, by all means choose Quirk over crapper rat.

    crapper rat used to brag he ran a death squad in Central America....nowadays he says he is working on a super secret project critical to our national defense with the CIA, NSA, and Defense off the coasts of Panama....

    Actually, Quirk seems not relatively sane compared to these boasts, and hallucinations, but totally sane in comparison, having like Spock, son of Sarek, subordinated his emotions and hallucinations to the control of his mind and reason.

  5. By the way, Hillary is totally detached from reality.

    Don't for a minute think that she does not believe some of the stuff she makes up....

    1. (it's time for Quirk to turn his psycho-analytical skills to Hillary, as he once turned them to crapper rat)

    2. Idaho Bob Thu Jan 14, 05:57:00 PM EST
      I'm for carpet bombing Detroit and environs as a necessary precursor to urban renewal.

      "To destroy is to create" saith the Lord of Hosts and Urban Renewal.

    3. Idaho Bob Sat Jul 16, 07:58:00 AM EDT

      I'll turn both barrels of my double barrel shotgun on the City Slicker, Quirk, instead of going one barrel each to Quirk and Rufus as I have been doing.

      Quirk will be torn apart like a forest grouse given both barrels up close.

  6. A new meme has been circulating among the nation's liberal fruit flies, like our young and glaringly ignorant Ash. This new meme asserts the USA can't exclude moslem immigrants because to do so would be "unconstitutional".

    This new meme got a big cheer at the recently concluded DNC.

    It is a false meme.

    Here is the truth of the matter -

    No, the Constitution Does Not Bar ‘Religious Tests’ in Immigration Law


  7. HE DID IT !!


    25,000 ft without a parachute into a 100'x 100' net, just fine, no injuries whatsoever.

  8. The Obama/Rufus Economy continues to exceed expectations -

    Economy grew 1.2% in second quarter, far below expectations - 7/30/16
    First quarter growth revised downward from 1.1% to 0.8%. More


    Meanwhile, Rufus turns to on-line polls to bolster his courage.

    Cheers !

    1. President Obama Job Approval - Gallup - Approve 52, Disapprove 44 = Approve +8


    2. While the Republican controlled Congress does not fare as well

      Congressional Job Approval - Gallup - Approve 13, Disapprove 83 = Disapprove +70

  9. Muslims have refused to bury one of the terrorists who murdered a French Catholic priest this week as he celebrated Mass.

    Community leaders in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy said they did not want to "taint" Islam by having any association with Adel Kermiche, the 19-year-old jihadist who killed Father Jacques Hamel in his hometown in northern France.

    Mohammed Karabila, president of the local Muslim cultural association and imam of one of the town's mosques, told Le Parisien newspaper: "We're not going to taint Islam with this person. We won't participate in preparing the body or the burial."

    In a separate conversation with Sky News, Karabila reiterated there would be no involvement by the mosque's religious leadership in any funeral.

  10. July 30, 2016

    Clinton Image Improves Following Conventions; Leads Trump by 5

    PPP's new national poll, taken completely after both party's conventions, finds that Hillary Clinton emerged with a much more positive image than she had a month ago. Donald Trump meanwhile is just as unpopular as he was before the conventions.

    Clinton's net favorability improved by 9 points over the last month. She's still not popular, with a -6 net favorability at 45/51, but it's a good deal better than the -15 spread she had at 39/54 a month ago. The gains are particularly attributable to Democrats increasing in their enthusiasm for her, going from giving her a 76/15 rating to an 83/12 one. Trump, on the other hand, is at a -22 net favorability with 36% of voters seeing him favorably to 58% with a negative one. That's barely changed at all from the 35/58 standing we found for him in late June.

    Clinton leads the race with 46% to 41% for Trump, with Gary Johnson at 6% and Jill Stein at 2%. In a head to head just between Clinton and Trump, Clinton hits 50% and leads Trump 50-45. A month ago Clinton led 45-41 in the full field contest and 48-44 in the head to head so there hasn't been much change. But not much change is good news for Clinton. We've been writing for months that this race is shaping up pretty similarly both nationally and at the state level to the margins Barack Obama won by in 2012- not a huge landslide by any means, but a solid victory. The conventions have passed without any change to that big picture, and that leaves Clinton as the favorite going into the final three months.

    It's also important to note that most of the remaining undecided pool is very Democratic leaning. They give Barack Obama a 55/33 approval rating, and they'd rather have him as President than Trump by a 59/10 spread. If they ended up voting for Clinton and Trump by those proportions, it would push Clinton's lead up from 5 points to 8. But they don't like Clinton (a 4/83 favorability) or Trump (a 2/89 favorability). A lot of these folks are disaffected Bernie Sanders voters, and even after the successful convention this week they're still not sold on Clinton yet. She and her surrogates will have to keep working to try to win those folks over and if they can the election enters landslide territory.

    Democrats are coming out of their convention with the public having a much better view of their party (45/48 favorability) than the Republicans (38/55 favorability). By a 50/40 margin voters say they see the Democratic convention as having been more of a success than a failure, and the major speakers from the convention generally have a positive image with voters. Michelle Obama is the most popular with a 56/39 favorability rating, followed by Joe Biden at 50/39, Bill Clinton at 48/45, and Chelsea Clinton at 45/31. Barack Obama has a 50/47 approval rating, and voters say by a 53/44 spread that they'd rather have him as President than Trump- that metric suggests the possibility for Clinton to . . . . .

    PPP Poll

    * PPP hasn't been one of the more favorable to Hillary pollsters, this year.

  11. 18% of Republicans think Hillary has ties to Lucifer, and 5% would vote for Harambe.

    PPP Poll Questions

    1. She DOES have ties to Lucifer.

      Alinski dedicated his idiot book to Lucifer.

      Hillary loves Alinski, and his book.

      Only an illiterate gator eater like Ruficer would not know about, nor understand any of this....


    2. Lucifer is taken from the Latin Vulgate, which translates הֵילֵל as lucifer, meaning "the morning star, the planet Venus", or, as an adjective, "light-bringing".

      Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson is afraid of the light.

  12. Recapping: today Trump claimed that both the NFL and the Kochs reached out to him and both have now denied it.

    https://twitter.com/sinderbrand/status/759517818618458113 …

  13. Do the names Alinski or Lucifer ring a bell with you, Rucifer ?

    Do you understand what they stand for, what they mean ?

  14. Good numbers on the economy the last two quarters, huh, Rufus....

    1. And, why, Rufus, have you been so, so quiet on the outcomes of the Freddie Gray cases, and Ms. Mosby, your heroine ?

      Do you think she ought now to lose her law license due to malicious prosecution ?

      She might, you know....

    2. And, why Rufus, won't your candidate Hillary the Liar put herself before an open and fair press conference, where real questions are asked by at least a few reporters that don't much like her ?

      It's been nearly a year now since she has done that. Don't you think it's time now ?

      Aren't open press conferences a part of our national traditions ?

      Why is your gal Hillary hiding from the Press ?

    3. Why do you not come clean on your bank fraud and then the institutionalizing of your Aunt, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson?

      Tell us why your cousin Sally despises you so much?

      Come on, Robert "Draft dodger" Peterson open up, answer the questions.

  15. If Hillary loses her last chance at the Presidency, Chelsea might have a chance a real life.

    Vote Trump, for the sake of poor Chelsea !

    1. Chelsea might have a chance at a real life....

    2. Sometimes I feel sorry for Chelsea.

  16. Ole b00bie continues to howl at the moon.

    1. Ash Sun Oct 19, 08:18:00 PM EDT

      You want to know the truth bobal,...
      - you are fuckin' demented. You are a fucked in the head dude. No kidding! Canada is NOT the place for you.

      Dated and time stamped, not a delusion, not a lie.


      You want to know the truth bobal,...
      - you are fuckin' demented.

      True then, true now.


  17. How Benjamin Netanyahu Is Crushing Israel’s Free Press

    In its annual report released this spring, Freedom House, an American democracy advocacy organization, downgraded Israel’s freedom of the press ranking from “free” to “partly free.”
    To anyone following Israeli news media over the past year and a half, this was hardly surprising.
    Mr. Netanyahu’s attempts to control the country’s pages and airwaves go much further than Israel Hayom. For the past 18 months, in addition to his prime ministerial duties, he has served as Israel’s communications minister (as well as its foreign minister, economy minister and minister of regional cooperation). In this role, he and his aides have brazenly leveraged his power to seek favorable coverage from outlets that he once routinely described as “radically biased.”

    Efforts to stifle freedom of the press can be seen as part of a broader attack by Mr. Netanyahu and his ministers on Israel’s democratic institutions, including the Supreme Court and nongovernmental organizations. Dissent from the official government line is consistently called into suspicion. In this climate, the news media has become a personal battleground for Mr. Netanyahu. Nahum Barnea, a pre-eminent Israeli columnist, said last year that Mr. Netanyahu’s “obsession” with the news media showed him to be “gripped by fear and paranoia.”



    1. IDF general in bombshell speech: Israel today shows signs of 1930s Germany

      'It's scary to see horrifying developments that took place in Europe begin to unfold here,'
      Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan said during a Holocaust Remembrance speech.


    2. Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan is the Israeli army's deputy chief of staff