“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

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Morning After: " news.google " search on keyword - "trump"


It should be no surprise to anyone that the corporate strangle-hold on the US media has firmly aligned itself behind Hillary Clinton. After all it was Bill Clinton that allowed this consolidation to happen. Google has also loaded the dice. 

GOP Convention Day 1 Takeaways: Doom Is Near, and Donald ...

New York Times-1 hour ago
Donald J. Trump arrived at the Republican National Convention on Monday night to introduce his wife, Melania. Credit Josh Haner/The New ...

Blog-The Economist (blog)-2 hours ago

Story image for trump from New York Times

Politics|It's Donald Trump's Convention. But the Inspiration? Nixon.

New York Times-3 hours ago
As Donald J. Trump seeks to position himself as a “law and order” candidate, there are echoes of Richard Nixon, a candidate who sought to do ...
Trump's Campaign Manager Says He'll Channel 'Law And Order ...
Highly Cited-Huffington Post-19 hours ago

Story image for trump from New York Times

Trump Is Getting Even Trumpier!

New York Times-3 hours ago
Does anybody else have the sense that Donald Trump is slipping off the rails? His speeches have always had a rambling, free association ...

CNN-6 hours ago

(CNN) Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, was the most dangerous presidential candidate ...
Poll: Clinton Keeps 5-Point Lead Over Trump Heading Into ...
Highly Cited-NBCNews.com-Jul 17, 2016
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Politics|'I Feel a Deep Sense of Remorse,' Donald Trump's ...

New York Times-8 hours ago
Donald J. Trump has regularly boasted about “The Art of the Deal,” his best-selling autobiography, as a business bible that demonstrates the ...
Tony Schwartz, Co-Author of Donald Trump's 'The Art of the Deal ...
Highly Cited-ABC News-22 hours ago
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Trump Campaign Denounces John Kasich in Ohio, Where ...

New York Times-13 hours ago
CLEVELAND — Donald J. Trump's chief adviser used the first day of the Republican National Convention on Monday to excoriate Gov. John R.

The Open Letter Denouncing Trump You're Going to Read on ...

The New Yorker-15 hours ago
Before I really get going here, I should make it clear that I don't mean to demonize Trump supporters for being on the side of this person whom I ...

Politics|Donald Trump's Safe Choice for No. 2 Frees Hillary Clinton's ...

New York Times-17 hours ago
Had Donald J. Trump chosen a woman or a minority as his vice-presidential candidate, Mrs. Clinton would have faced pressure from liberals to ...


  1. The big focus and US media takeaway is that the Trumps ripped off Michelle Obama's speech.

    The video posted above is from ABC news. It is titled: Republican National Convention | Benghazi Victim's Mother Speaks

    We will see how long it takes Google and ABC to take it down. If they do, you can see it here:


  2. Trump also ripped off the line "god bless america"....

    oh the crime.

  3. In other words, the kickoff to the convention was so anticlimactic that the media goes after Trump's wife for words that should not have been said.

    1. And the RNC is "tone deaf". No surprise there.

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  4. F google.

    When I searched for 'the man Quirk' all I got was some scenes from professional wrestling.

    And that sure ain't the Quirk I know.

    1. Idiot.

      A Winged Wrestler would be unprecedented.


    The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll

    1. Trump leading in key battleground state counties -

      Trump Has Leads in Key Battleground Counties in FL, CO, NC, OH, PA, NV


  6. I'm glad the Bushes aren't spoiling the Convention by attending, the cry babies.

    Same goes for Romney and the others, the turds.

  7. Only Rufus could be against the prosperity and the safetynesses and the greatness.

  8. Trump has a wonderful American theme, with a twist.

    Usually it's rags to riches.

    In The Donald's case it is from born with a silver spoon in the mouth to dining with gold ones....and flushing with a golden potty handle too.

    1. The Donald's got the magnaminessises too, and the concerns, and the decides.

  9. And next week in Philly what few conservative rags and media outlets there are, will be criticizing what they can about what is said. And the beat goes on.

  10. And, the beat goes on:

    Airstrike against ISIS in Sharqat, 33 causalties

    (IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – A source in the Joint Operations Command informed that an Iraqi airstrike against ISIS in al-Sharqat killed at least eight (8) of its men and destroying other equipment used by the ISIS.

    “At least eight (8) ISIS members were killed in an airstrike at al-Sharqat district, north of Tikrit. A laboratory used for making booby-trap vehicles and a vehicle and three motorcycles, which were supposed to be used by the ISIS against the security forces, were also destroyed in the strike,” the source said while sharing details about the airstrike.

    “The air force also targeted a communication tower of the ISIS at Silo, in al-Sharqat. The tower, used by the ISIS for radio transmission and communication, was also destroyed completely in the strike and along with it, three ISIS members were also killed,” the source further added.

    “In yet another air raid by the Iraqi Air Force that targeted the headquarters of ISIS Diwan al-Hisba in al-Sharqat, 15 ISIS suicide bombers was and seven others were injured. Among these also included Arab and foreign nationals. The headquarters was also destroyed completely in the raid,” the source concluded.


  11. Plagiarism?
    "Not when 93% of the speech is completely different than Michelle Obama’s speech." -@GovChristie

    LOL. The Trump brain trust!

    1. Plagiarism is the copying of an original idea.

      NOTHING Michelle said was original.

      My word is my bond...

      It's a maritime brokers' motto. Since 1801 the motto of the London Stock Exchange (in Latin "dictum meum pactum") where bargains are made with no exchange of documents and no written pledges being given.
      "My word is my bond" as brokers say (or "my word, my bond!")


      “My Word Is My Bond”
      A d’rash for parshat Mattot B’midbar (Numbers) 30:2(1)–32:42
      By Rabbi Reuel Dillon

  12. Who plagarized who first?


  13. Bwabwabwahahahaha

    SMIRK get the toilet seat slammed on his head again !

    At any rate, Melania isn't to blame. She delivered what she was given well.

    The overseer of campaign speeches may have just lost his/her job though.


    1. You gonna play the turd again this year, SMSIRK, and vote once more in the country you seem to loathe so, the USA ?

    2. jeez, I need coffee....


    3. WaPo Reince Priebus: It’s reasonable that someone should be fired for the plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech


      Quinnipiac: Hillary only at 47% in New York

      Jul 19, 2016 12:01 PM by Ed Morrissey


    4. I like SMSIRK.

      SMIRK, not so much.

  14. In the Lauer interview, she claims the speech as hers, clearly.

    He asks if she’s been practicing it.

    “I read once over it and that’s all. Because I wrote it.”

    “Uh, with a(s) little help as possible.”

    She has also been lying about being a "University Graduate." She attended one year, received bad grades, and dropped out.

    1. Let's see Obama's college transcripts to compare...

      Oh yeah...

      Let's see Hillary's Master Thesis on Sal Alensky...

      Oh yeah...


      Let's see Bill's Law License.....

      Oh yeah he LOST it when he was impeached for Lying under oath.


  15. Hillary claims she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.


    When Hillary was born, nobody knew about a Sir Edmund Hillary.

    Sir Edmund had not yet climbed that Hill.


    2. Hillary claims she survived sniper fire.

    3. Hillary claims it was the video.

    4. Hillary claims the hundreds of millions from the Saudis, Goldman, etc etc will not deter her from being as pure as the wind driven snow as President of the USA.

      ...and the most transparent.


  16. From the previous thread:


    Wife Swap!

    Hillary could become America's first four time First Lady!

    Bill promises not to cheat on Mel.

  17. .

    One more stupid mistake by Trump's campaign team. Makes him look even stupider.

    As for Melania, who gives a shit? She's not running for office.


    1. .

      Does anyone really think Michelle wrote the original speech?


    2. And Angels to be only care about her looks, anyway.

    3. I'll take Michelle's biceps over Mels any day.

      ...and in a wrestling match.

    4. .

      To most people I would imagine Melania looks better than Michelle. I would share that opinion. However, Michelle doesn't look bad.


    5. Michelle looks a hell of a lot better than Dumbo.

      ...I think Michelle is aging a lot more gracefully than Mel in the looks department.

    6. A side by side w/o makeup might be a shocker.


  18. Looks like the shit's getting real in Manbij.

    Strikes in Syria

    Bomber, attack, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft conducted 21 strikes in Syria:

    -- Near Dayr Az Zawr, a strike destroyed an ISIL crane and an ISIL front-end loader.

    -- Near Manbij, 18 strikes struck 15 separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed 13 ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL heavy machine gun, an ISIL mortar system, seven ISIL vehicles, two ISIL vehicle bombs, an ISIL staging area and an ISIL tactical vehicle.

    -- Near Mar’a, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed four ISIL fighting positions.

    Strikes in Iraq

    Attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft and rocket artillery conducted 10 strikes in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

    -- Near Baghdadi, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and an ISIL staging area and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL weapons cache.

    -- Near Hit, a strike struck an ISIL vehicle bomb-making facility.

    -- Near Mosul, four strikes struck an ISIL headquarters and destroyed two ISIL vehicles and an ISIL tunnel entrance.

    -- Near Qayyarah, two strikes destroyed an ISIL headquarters and an ISIL training camp.

    -- Near Tal Afar, a strike struck an ISIL headquarters.

    1. Syrian Arab Coalition Captures ISIL Headquarters in Manbij

      From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release

      SOUTHWEST ASIA, July 19, 2016 — The Syrian Arab Coalition captured an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant headquarters July 17 in the western part of the city of Manbij in Syria, according to a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve news release issued today.

      The ISIL headquarters, located in a hospital, was being used as a command center and logistics hub, the release said.

      According to the release, the SAC also seized a significant amount of the city of Manbij during the operation, which provided civilians the opportunity to escape.

      Counter-ISIL Fight

      The SAC continues to fight ISIL on four fronts within Manbij, carefully clearing territory toward the city center while ensuring the safety of any civilians who still remain, the release said.

      ISIL continues to fight hard within Manbij’s center and has mounted local counterattacks against SAC forces, but the SAC is maintaining their momentum with support from coalition strikes, the release said.

      Since the operation began the coalition has conducted more than 450 strikes near Manbij, the release said. These airstrikes destroyed ISIL heavy weapons, vehicles, fortifications, vehicle bombs, vehicle bomb-making facilities, armored vehicles, technical vehicles, bridges and caches. The destruction of these ISIL assets disrupts the terrorist group’s operations and makes them vulnerable in Manbij and on the Mar'a line, the release said.

      The coalition-supported Syrian moderate opposition efforts in Manbij continue to weaken ISIL’s threat to Turkey, Europe, and the United States, the release said.

      Erdogan? Fuck Edogan

  19. .

    The big focus and US media takeaway is that the Trumps ripped off Michelle Obama's speech.

    Face it, there wasn't much else to talk about. It was a pretty dull start to the convention.


    1. Au contraire mon frère, The mother’s speech about her killed son was extremely relevant as the opposition is doing everything possible to impugne the character of Trump and his wife and their supporters.

  20. When it comes to "brains," I'll take Michelle Obama.

    Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama (born January 17, 1964) is an American lawyer and writer. She is married to the 44th and current President of the United States, Barack Obama, and is the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, and . . .


    1. Of course, Hillary ain't chopped liver in that department.

      She attended Wellesley College, graduating in 1969, and earned a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1973.

  21. So far, I'd make it as:

    Ignorant, hateful people lying to ignorant, hateful people.

    ymmv :)

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    1. Quirk has a Juvenile Delinquency Degree from Detroit City Children's Court.

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    3. Naturally enough he continued his education at Get Rich Quick In Advertising University in a Quonset Hut on the edge of the same city.

      A picture of the campus of his old all-ma matter is here -


    4. Rufus was named his High School's Best Gator Eater before he quit school in his Junior Year, and joined the Marines after falling off a bar stool in Meander, Mississippi.

    5. Notice the three flower pots out front for landscaping where Quirk went to school in Advertising, and the lack of any lighting for the night.

    6. Quirk took me to tour his old school one time:

      "Those were the days, Bobbo, those were the days....young, highly educated, no light, no light at all...."

    7. "Great practice for 'the real world' Bobbo, all us grads practicing scamming on one another...." he added.

  23. The nest post will be on The Sultan of Ass Stabbers:

    Erdogan’s purge may give Nato no choice but to expel Turkey from the alliance

    1. Let's go !

      This one is wore out.

    2. ...or cause Merkle to call for Turkey and Germany to unify into one great country.

      After all, Alaska and Hawaii are not contiguous, so no problemo.

    3. Grubbered Again -

      AP Surprise: California health exchange to raise premiums by 13.2% on average next year

      Hot Air

    4. GermanoTurk, a natural fit, Doug.

      Great suggestion and insight.

  24. French woman and her three young daughters were seriously wounded in a frenzied knife attack at an Alpine resort on Tues by a Moroccan man who reportedly complained that they were scantily dressed.

    The man was arrested after the attack at the Alpine resort of Garde-Colombe, near Laragne, in southern France.

    The youngest girl, aged 8, was rushed to hospital in Grenoble with a punctured lung, according to initial reports.

    Her mother, 46, and sisters aged 12 and 14, are being treated at the hospital of Gap, closer to the scene of the attack. Their injuries are serious but not life-threatening, hospital sources said.

  25. Buddha's Remains Discovered


    Couple of nice pics....

  26. Upside Down Elephant:



    1. Racist Deer of Color reject White Brother: