“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

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Is There a Bigger Idiot then George Bush?

George Bush dancing during Dallas memorial service:

Michelle Obama looked like she wanted to give George W. Bush a motherly “stop it!” during the close of Tuesday’s memorial for the five slain police officers in Dallas.
Following an emotional service capped by an epic speech from President Obama, a performance of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” boomed through the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and appeared to have the 70-year-old former President of the United States turnt.
While gripping the hands of FLOTUS and his wife Laura Bush, W. smiled and swayed gleefully from side to side, at one point singing directly into Michelle Obama’s ear.


  1. The fool must be back on the sauce.

    1. Yup, looks like he's back on the sauce.

      The trouble there was, that for once, Joe Biden wasn't.

      Otherwise they'd all have had a rockin' great time....

  2. Personally, I don’t know which song I like less, “Amazing Grace” or “Battle Hymn of the Republic”:

    Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
    He is trampling out the vintage where grapes of wrath are stored;
    He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword,
    His truth is marching on.

    Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah!
    Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

    I have seen Him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps;
    They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
    I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps,
    His day is marching on.

    He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
    He is sifting out the hearts of men before His Judgement Seat.
    Oh! Be swift, my soul, to answer Him, be jubilant, my feet!
    Our God is marching on.

    In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
    With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me;
    As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
    While God is marching on.


    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me.
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now I see.
    T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
    And Grace, my fears relieved.
    How precious did that Grace appear
    The hour I first believed.
    Through many dangers, toils and snares
    I have already come;
    'Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
    and Grace will lead me home.
    The Lord has promised good to me.
    His word my hope secures.
    He will my shield and portion be,
    As long as life endures.
    Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease,
    I shall possess within the veil,
    A life of joy and peace.

    Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
    And mortal life shall cease;
    I shall profess, within the vail,
    A life of joy and peace.

  3. To my ear they both remind me of the mythology and primitive glorification of death and martyrdom worthy of Islamic fanaticism, but for that matter, is there any more bizarre iconography than Christ nailed to a Roman cross?

    1. By the way, Amazing Grace was written an ex slave trader. He was a “wretch” but “was found.” Tough shit for the slaves he traded.

    2. Then if that is not maudlin enough they throw in the bagpipes.

    3. Some of the earliest Christian iconography depicted Jesus as a youthful beardless shepherd, with lamb on back.

      If you choose, you can adopt that imagery....the choice is yours.

      The Cross imagery has the advantage of being realistic, as it is very probable Jesus really did get nailed to a cross.

      It is thought only the Romans possessed the power to impose the death penalty at the time, and that was one of their favorite methods.

      It is also said that the Christians are unlikely to have created such an ignoble ending to their Hero, and there is a lot of sense in that.

      And, you may also think, as one of the three Roman wine drinkers said, speaking of the behavior of Jesus on the Cross of Life, which three had just witnessed the Event, in 'Today Is Friday' by Ernie Hemorrhoid, himself a very heavy imbiber:

      "He was really pretty good in there today"

      while another opined

      "I got a gut ache"

      while asking the Jewish bartender for another drink.

  4. “Battle Hymn of the Republic” distorts scriptures to sell and sanitize Sherman’s ISIS style slaughter, killing and pillage through the south and the absurd barbarity of violent death being cleansing and somehow uplifting. Once again, tough shit for the women raped and children killed as their family homes were burned by the drunken psychopath, Sherman.

    1. We have all seen the glory of the Lord (Allah) and his righteous barbarity (terrible swift sword) in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Hacked off many heads lately.

      Ironically, many a civil war vet developed a taste for killing and carnage and kept on their righteous march doing the Lord’s work to cleanse the American Indians from their lands and send them to a better place.

    2. We see the same thing with certain ex US military after having developed the taste going mercenary contractor, killing for the big bucks and thrill of it all.

    3. I LOVE this -

      Mine eyes have seen the glory
      Of the coming of the Lord
      He is trampling out the vintage
      Where the grapes of wrath are stored
      He hath loosed the fateful lightning
      Of His terrible swift sword
      His truth is marching on

      and this

      In the beauty of the lilies
      Christ was born across the sea
      With a glory in his bosom
      That transfigures you and me
      As he died to make men holy
      Let us live to make men free
      While God is marching on

      In those days the fervor for abolition was white hot in New England, at least sizzling in New York, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania too.

      You labor under your opinion that the Civil War was not worth it, and that the blacks should have been left to live and die in slavery, perhaps perpetually, an opinion not shared by most in the North, then or now.

    4. Rubbish, by the end of the 1870s, slavery was ended in every country of the Americas. Only one George Bush style political psycho had to get 700,000 of his countrymen killed to do it. Lincoln did to the cities, towns and farms in the American south what al Qaeda and Isis did to Syria and Iraq. The only thing that changed is the weapons.

      If slavery was a problem, which it was, it should have never started in The Christening of the Americas. It should have been ended legally and peacefully in Philadelphia when all those pretty words were put on paper.

      Slavery could have been ended by Lincoln buying every slave and giving stolen land to the ex slaves, not much so unlike the Jewish settlements in Palestine.

      Don’t by such a polemic fool and ape Wio style, twisting words and attributing words and attributing context I never wrote.

    5. I recall that Rufus, for one, who does know his Southerns, was unconvinced that they would ever voluntary give up on slavery.

      If cotton picking by hand became uneconomic, there were always other tasks, perhaps industrial ones....

  5. I have learned the new British Prime Minister, Lady Thersa May, is an idiot -

    Egypt “blesses” Israeli drone strikes against jihadi terrorists in Sinai Peninsula
    By Christine Williams on Jul 12, 2016 01:47 pm

    Egypt “blesses” Israeli drone strikes against jihadi terrorists in Sinai Peninsula
    Following a meeting to unite over gas deals and fight jihadists, reports have emerged that Israel has been conducting drone strikes against jihadi terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula with blessings from Egypt’s President El-Sisi. El-Sisi has also been opposing armed groups and weapons moving between Sinai and Gaza. Dozens of jihadist attacks by the Islamic […]
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    A lesson from Ontario, Canada for Sharia law advocate Theresa May
    By Christine Williams on Jul 12, 2016 01:16 pm

    A lesson from Ontario, Canada for Sharia law advocate Theresa May
    Dreadfully, incoming British Prime Minister Theresa May has been continuing to defend her position on Sharia Law. Imagine: she is worried about Muslim women’s rights, but she defends Sharia law. Sharia law is opposed to women’s rights, period, despite the propaganda that stealth jihadists continue to spew as they erode our democratic institutions. Ontario, Canada […]
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    Robert Spencer in Epic Times: Theresa May Prime Minister: A Disaster for Brit­ain
    By Robert Spencer on Jul 12, 2016 11:42 am

    Robert Spencer in Epic Times: Theresa May Prime Minister: A Disaster for Brit­ain
    Over at Epic Times, I discuss the worst Prime Minister Great Britain could possibly have: its next one. OPINION – The worst outcome of Britain’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union was the resignation of David Cameron as Prime Minister – not because he was a great leader (he wasn’t), but because his successor […]
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    Jihad Watch


    1. But it is something to see Egypt blessing Israel for its efforts against jihadis in the Sinai.

      Either the Egyptians are using the Israelis, or aren't capable of this type of response themselves.

      Rufus, and everyone really, at least in a way, should especially appreciate this -

      Islamic State reportedly preparing for loss of caliphate, group focusing on jihad abroad
      By Christine Williams on Jul 13, 2016 02:34 pm

      Islamic State reportedly preparing for loss of caliphate, group focusing on jihad abroad
      The Islamic State is reportedly desperate and is now preparing its followers for the collapse of the caliphate, due to the dwindling numbers of its jihad fighters in Iraq and Syria, which has been attributed to the U.S.-led coalition and Russian-backed forces. Yet the Islamic State has not lost its so-called vision for other areas […]
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      No one will like the idea of ISIS focusing on jihad in our country.

      Same link at that above.

  6. Speaking of killers and righteous mutherfuckas we have everyone’s favorite mobster news:

    The godfather of Italy’s real-life Corleone crime family sleeps with the fishes.

    Powerful Mafia “boss of bosses” Bernardo Provenzano died Wednesday at 83, a full decade after his capture in a farmhouse on the outskirts of the Sicilian town of Corleone.

    Prior to his arrest, the elusive Provenzano spent 43 years as a fugitive — even while reigning as head of the powerful Corleone syndicate. Authorities believe he ascended to the spot as Sicily’s top boss in 1993.

    During his early days as a Mafia hitman, Provenzano became known as “The Tractor” — an criminal honorific inspired by his unforgiving approach to mowing down enemies.

    He was convicted in absentia for more than a dozen murders, for masterminding three Mafia bombings in 1993, and for ordering the 1992 executions of top Italian Mafia investigators Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

    Provenzano spent his final years under intense security at a Milan hospital, where the mob boss’ declining health led to a variety of physical and mental issues.

    Italian prosecutors rejected several bids by Provenzano’s attorney to relax the security intended to keep the Mafia boss from continuing to run the family from his hospital bed.

    Provenzano was a native of Corleone, the hilltop town that inspired Mario Puzo’s invention of the fictional crime family’s name in “The Godfather.”


  7. Glad I watched the video first:
    Laughed my ass off, and for once connected with Michelle.
    Biden's wife was petrified.

    Then I read "epic speech"

    What the fuck does that mean?
    Full of self referential BS as usual?

    That would be fine, but of course, that was not enough for the America Hater in Chief:

    He HAD to stir up the pot of Racial Division.

    That's his mission.

    Son of a Bitch.

  8. The Burning of Black Wall Street

    Greenwood is a neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As one of the most successful and wealthiest black communities in the United States during the early 20th Century, it was popularly known as America's "Black Wall Street" until the Tulsa race riot of 1921, in which white residents massacred black residents and razed the neighborhood within hours. The riot was one of the most devastating massacres in the history of U.S. race relations, destroying the once thriving Greenwood community.

    Within five years after the massacre, surviving residents who chose to remain in Tulsa rebuilt much of the district. They accomplished this despite the opposition of many white Tulsa political and business leaders and punitive rezoning laws enacted to prevent reconstruction. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 1960s. Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality. Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other economic development activity nearby.



    1. One African American woman, for example, Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam C.J. Walker, created a line of cosmetic and hair products under her company Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company.

      Though she was met with, as you can imagine, no shortage of resistance, she became the very first self-made female millionaire in America. Not, mind you, the first black self-made female millionaire — but the first female millionaire. And this was when a million dollars of today’s money had the buying power of 23 million. Breedlove was just one example of the burgeoning self-made wealthy blacks.

      Many of them, around 1907, had discovered a new state called Oklahoma through promotional material — called “boosters” — that were spread across the U.S. touting Oklahoma as the place of free land, full citizenship rights, and escape from bigotry.

      Many were called. And many came. Successful black doctors, accountants, attorneys, and other professionals heeded this call and moved their lives to Tulsa, Oklahoma to help build something new.

      Specifically, they settled in a long stretch of land beginning at the corner of Archer Ave. and Greenwood St., a district separated from the white neighborhoods. They lined the streets with beautiful homes. They built shops and created a vibrant economic ecosystem. And they called the district Greenwood.

      “It was a miracle of capitalism,” says Kennon, “that could trace its roots twenty years prior to a handful of men who cast their eyes into the future, convinced others to pool their resources, and risked everything to start businesses for which there was little historical precedent.”

      Starting with relatively little, but taking full advantage of the state’s boom and their collective capital, Greenwood eventually became the most affluent all-black communities in America. In a little over a decade, from 1910 to 1920, the community had built banks, libraries, grocery stores, pawn shops, jewelry stores, 21 churches, 21 restaurants and two movie theaters.

      In all, the area was made up of about nearly 200 businesses taking up 36 blocks, with a population of around 10,000. And the community was a tight-knit bunch: “The dollar,” the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper said, “circulated 36 to 100 times, sometimes taking a year for the currency to leave the community.”


    2. “The white residents of Tulsa took to their cars, creating ad hoc lynch mobs. They shot blacks they came across on sight in drive-by murders. The sheriff’s department named “special deputies” to enforce law, reportedly encouraging them to “grab a gun and get a nigger,” providing what amounted to effective carte blanche license to murder whomever they wanted, without consequence, provided the victim was black.

      “In an instant, the whites set their sight on the economic miracle that had provided upward mobility for these black families and made their way toward Greenwood, determined to destroy Black Wall Street.


      Bennie Simmons, alive, soaked in coal oil before being set on fire. June 13, 1913. Anadarko, Oklahoma.


    4. It resumed being a vital black community until segregation was overturned by the Federal Government during the 1950s and 1960s.
      Desegregation encouraged blacks to live and shop elsewhere in the city, causing Greenwood to lose much of its original vitality.
      Since then, city leaders have attempted to encourage other economic development activity nearby.

      Sad, and of course governments at all levels today do nothing to encourage economic self-reliance.

  9. Replies
    1. That's Rasmussen.

      Even the NYTimes has it 40% to 40%.

    2. Hillary Fade ?

      Will it last ?

  10. Yup:

    Just days before the Republican National Convention is expected to formally nominate him to run for president, Donald Trump has taken his largest lead yet over Hillary Clinton.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 44% support to Clinton’s 37%. Thirteen percent (13%) favor some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    This is the third week in a row that Trump has held the lead, although last week he was ahead by a statistically insignificant 42% to 40%. This week’s findings represent Trump’s highest level of support in surveys since last October and show Clinton continuing to lose ground.

    Bernie Sanders had a brilliant sense of timing.

    1. :)

      Right towards the sinking ship....

  11. ‘Hillary Defense’ invoked by cop accused off trading favors for sex - 7/14/16
    Standards crumble at all levels of society when the powerful and prominent are seen to get away with flouting the law. More

    “It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton, and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday.

    “She was unaware she was committing a crime. Here, there is no crime whatsoever.”

    Meringolo described his client’s alleged actions — swapping police favors for expensive gifts like the wild trip with prostitute Gabi Grecko — as mere violations of police conduct.


    Igorance of the Law is now a defense, as is simply not giving a shit.



    1. (ok, while I'm tempted, I'll make no connection to Quirk Enterprises, and etc. I have promised to reform, and never again make mention of Quirk's egregious mockery of the law, His Fraudulence's jury manipulations, his perjuries, or even his outright bribery of o so many Judges, and so I won't mention his nationally notorious socially poisoning of the Law )

    2. (the cop above was accused of having 'mile high sex' on an airliner with a hooker in exchange for fixing some ticket or other....nor shall I mention Quirk's episodes of 100 foot low sex with hookers in his Ultra-light 'Quirk's Sex Quencher' while flying 'below the radar penetrating' into Area 51....)

  12. 129 opioid death overdoses a day in Ohio now....Fox News

    1. (if building an impenetrable Wall from Sea to Shining Sea, on both borders, will put even a dent in this disaster, I'm all for it)

  13. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has apologized to The Donald and promises to knock the criticism off, Fox News reports.

    Whether she will go to New Zealand if he is elected remains to be seen.

    I hope she does, myself.

    One more immediate SC seat for The Donald to fill.

  14. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones, and S&P 500 continue to set new highs. It's looking like the 3rd. qtr. is going to be a barn-burner.

  15. ...is there any more bizarre iconography than Christ nailed to a Roman cross?

    I see it as a symbol to cross reference and nail down the truth and put it on display for the world to see.

    My kids saw it as a horrifying picture.

    1. It's possible to see it as a horrifying image of the suffering life imposes eventually on us all, as in for instance Hemingway's 'The Old Man and the Sea', where the old man, at the end, beaten but not defeated, slowly pains his way up the beach towards his hut, carrying the mast of his skiff on his back like Jesus is often thought to have carried his cross through Jerusalem.

  16. On March 9, 2009, the Dow closed at 6,507.04.

    A few minutes ago, it was at 18,505.97.

    1. We could probably have done pretty good if we'd had a real, America-loving American in the White House.

    2. We could probably have done pretty good if Bwarny Frank & Company hadn't continued on insisting on issuing housing loans to those obviously unable to repay, as warned about by Bush in all of his State of the Union Addresses, which finally led directly to the collapse of the stock market.

    3. (Rufus continues to live in a mythy meme world of lefty imagination)

    4. That was all on Wall Street.

  17. The Unemployment Rate topped out at 10.0% in 2009,

    but has fallen to 4.9%.

    Just think how well we could have done with a "Real, American President."

  18. We could have probably kicked ass if we hadn't given 20 Million People Access to Healthcare, eh?

    1. Or, if we'd put another couple of hundred thousand troops in the Middle East.

    2. ObamaCare exchanges are closing all over USA.

  19. Israel got their vice president. Trump goes with Mike Pence.

    1. :) It doesn't matter; my dick will be Vice-President before Mike Pence.

    2. Michael Savage:

      "Pense makes sense"

      He had some theory about many blacks and latinos wanting security more than anything, and would vote for Trump/Pense because they represent a 'white picket fence' around the Nation.

      Not sure I buy into his "Pense and White Picket Fence Make Sense Theory" myself.

      But then on political predictions I'm always wrong.

      Michael claims he was invited by The Donald to attend his VP pick presentation tomorrow, but he couldn't make it.

      Might be true cause he just did a two hour interview with The Donald a day or so ago....

    3. Rufus, your dick would make a piss poor VP.

    4. Put this in your corn cob pipe and smoke it, Rufus -

      Quinnipiac Poll: GOP Senate incumbents lead big in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania

      The GOP will control the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and soon, The Supreme Court.

      You heard it here first.

    5. Nate Silver recently said in an interview that if he were advising Trump, he'd tell Trump to offer the VP slot to Mike Pence; and if he were advising Mike Pence, he'd tell him to turn it down.

    6. I think this is the perfect pick (for the Democrats.) :)

      I was concerned about the possibility of an African American - Ben Carson, or Tim Scott.

  20. The latest Pennsylvania Senate Poll - NBC/Wall St. Journal/Marist - shows the Democrat (McGinty) with a 3 point lead.

    1. Nobody with a lick of sense would put any credibility in a NBC/WallStreetJournal/Marist poll.

  21. Leaked proposal: U.S. offering Russia military pact in Syria

    "The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against the Islamic State and al-Qaeda in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal.

    If finalized, the arrangement could dramatically alter America’s role in the Arab country’s five-year civil war.

    The document published by The Washington Post calls for joint bombing operations, a command-and-control headquarters and other synchronized efforts. U.S. and Russian officials with expertise in intelligence, targeting and air operations will “work together to defeat” the extremist groups, the eight-page paper states.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who was to discuss the proposal in Russia’s capital later Thursday, declined to comment.

    “I’m going to Moscow, meeting with President (Vladimir) Putin tonight,” Kerry told reporters in Paris. “We’ll have plenty of time to talk about it and I’ll give you all a sense of where we are.”

    Dmitry Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, said only that joint U.S.-Russian efforts were key to fighting terrorism in the region.

    Such a partnership would undercut months of U.S. criticism of Russia’s military intervention in Syria. And it would put the U.S. alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s chief international backer, despite years of American demands for Assad to leave power.

    Russia would be getting what it has wanted since intervening in Syria in late September: an international alliance of sorts. Washington previously rebuffed Moscow’s requests for military co-operation, accusing the Russians of using anti-terrorism objectives as a pretext for protecting Assad’s position. The U.S. also says Syria’s military and Russia’s air force have repeatedly violated truces with moderate rebel groups backed by the U.S. or its allies.

    U.S. officials said no agreement with Moscow has yet been reached. Prospects for such a deal are unclear."



    1. OV-10s Flying in Syria:


  22. The latest Poll in Ohio by NBC/WSJ/Marist shows the Democrat, Strickland, and the incumbent Republican, Portman, tied.

    1. Realclear Politics shows Feingold just flat wearing the incumbent Republican's ass out, and Fox is showing the Democrat Crushing the Republican in Colorado.

      Realclear Politics

    2. Nobody with a lick of sense would put any credibility in a NBC/WallStreetJournal/Marist poll.

    3. At the Republican National Convention, a one hour video presentation will be played concerning Billygoat's sexual misdeeds.

      :) heh

      Only an hour ?

      Evidently they must feel infidelity, porn, perversion, rape, child sex crimes and other sexual criminality gets old after an hour.

      There is enough material for a month.

      And any rate this is surely a first, a video presentation of the sexual perversions of the opposing candidates spouse.

      And let's not forget: Billygoat took many yachting trips with that child sex pervert what'shisname.

      The Clinton's are SCUM.

  23. Strikes in Syria

    Attack, bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 12 strikes in Syria:

    -- Near Raqqah, a strike destroyed an ISIL front-end loader.

    -- Near Shadaddi, a strike destroyed an ISIL excavator.

    -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed two ISIL oil wellheads.

    -- Near Manbij, nine strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units, destroyed 14 ISIL fighting positions and damaged two separate ISIL fighting positions.

    Strikes in Iraq

    Attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 15 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

    -- Near Habbaniyah, a strike destroyed an ISIL vehicle bomb.

    -- Near Haditha, a strike destroyed two ISIL vehicles.

    -- Near Hit, three strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed three ISIL mortar systems and an ISIL mortar cache.

    -- Near Kisik, a strike destroyed an ISIL assembly area.

    -- Near Mosul, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.

    -- Near Qayyarah, four strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL weapons storage facility and destroyed an ISIL vehicle, an ISIL weapons cache, an ISIL tactical vehicle, and four ISIL mortar systems and denied ISIL access to terrain.

    -- Near Ramadi, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units, destroyed four ISIL fighting positions and an ISIL staging area, and damaged a separate ISIL fighting position.

    -- Near Sinjar, a strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL assembly areas.

    Meanwhile, Life Is Hard Out Here For a Headcutter