“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 24, 2016

A remarkable meeting took place in Grozny and was ignored by almost every media in the world – Two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics excommunicating the Saudis.

For the first time, Saudi Arabia is being attacked by both Sunni and Shia leaders

What, the Saudis must be asking themselves, has happened to the fawning leaders who would normally grovel to the Kingdom?

The Saudis step deeper into trouble almost by the week. Swamped in their ridiculous war in Yemen, they are now reeling from an extraordinary statement issued by around two hundred Sunni Muslim clerics who effectively referred to the Wahhabi belief – practiced in Saudi Arabia – as “a dangerous deformation” of Sunni Islam. The prelates included Egypt’s Grand Imam, Ahmed el-Tayeb of al-Azhar, the most important centre of theological study in the Islamic world, who only a year ago attacked “corrupt interpretations” of religious texts and who has now signed up to “a return to the schools of great knowledge” outside Saudi Arabia.

This remarkable meeting took place in Grozny and was unaccountably ignored by almost every media in the world – except for the former senior associate at St Antony’s College, Sharmine Narwani, and Le Monde’s Benjamin Barthe – but it may prove to be even more dramatic than the terror of Syria’s civil war. For the statement, obviously approved by Vladimir Putin, is as close as Sunni clerics have got to excommunicating the Saudis. 

Although they did not mention the Kingdom by name, the declaration was a stunning affront to a country which spends millions of dollars every year on thousands of Wahhabi mosques, schools and clerics around the world.

Wahhabism’s most dangerous deviation, in the eyes of the Sunnis who met in Chechenya, is that it sanctions violence against non-believers, including Muslims who reject Wahhabi interpretation. Isis, al-Qaeda and the Taliban are the principal foreign adherents to this creed outside Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

The Saudis, needless to say, repeatedly insist that they are against all terrorism. Their reaction to the Grozny declaration has been astonishing. “The world is getting ready to burn us,” Adil Al-Kalbani announced. And as Imam of the King Khaled Bin Abdulaziz mosque in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, he should know.

As Narwani points out, the bad news kept on coming. At the start of the five-day Hajj pilgrimage, the Lebanese daily al-Akhbar published online a database which it said came from the Saudi ministry of health, claiming that up 90,000 pilgrims from around the world have died visiting the Hajj capital of Mecca over a 14-year period. Although this figure is officially denied, it is believed in Shia Muslim Iran, which has lost hundreds of its citizens on the Hajj. Among them was Ghazanfar Roknabadi, a former ambassador and intelligence officer in Lebanon. Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has just launched an unprecedented attack on the Saudis, accusing them of murder. “The heartless and murderous Saudis locked up the injured with the dead in containers...” he said in his own Hajj message.

A Saudi official said Khameni’s accusations reflected a “new low”. Abdulmohsen Alyas, the Saudi undersecretary for international communications, said they were “unfounded, but also timed to only serve their unethical failing propaganda”.

Yet the Iranians have boycotted the Hajj this year (not surprisingly, one might add) after claiming that they have not received Saudi assurances of basic security for pilgrims. According to Khamenei, Saudi rulers “have plunged the world of Islam into civil wars”. 

However exaggerated his words, one thing is clear: for the first time, ever, the Saudis have been assaulted by both Sunni and Shia leaders at almost the same time.

The presence in Grozny of Grand Imam al-Tayeb of Egypt was particularly infuriating for the Saudis who have poured millions of dollars into the Egyptian economy since Brigadier-General-President al-Sissi staged his doleful military coup more than three years ago. 

What, the Saudis must be asking themselves, has happened to the fawning leaders who would normally grovel to the Kingdom? 

“In 2010, Saudi Arabia was crossing borders peacefully as a power-broker, working with Iran, Syria, Turkey, Qatar and others to troubleshoot in regional hotspots,” Narwani writes. “By 2016, it had buried two kings, shrugged off a measured approach to foreign policy, embraced ‘takfiri’ madness and emptied its coffers.” A “takfiri” is a Sunni who accuses another Muslim (or Christian or Jew) of apostasy.

Kuwait, Libya, Jordan and Sudan were present in Grozny, along with – you guessed it – Ahmed Hassoun, the grand mufti of Syria and a loyal Assad man. Intriguingly, Abu Dhabi played no official role, although its policy of “deradicalisation” is well known throughout the Arab world.

But there are close links between President (and dictator) Ramzan Kadyrov of Chechenya, the official host of the recent conference, and Mohamed Ben Zayed al-Nahyan, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince. The conference itself was opened by Putin, which shows what he thinks of the Saudis – although, typically, none of the Sunni delegates asked him to stop bombing Syria. But since the very meeting occurred against the backcloth of Isis and its possible defeat, they wouldn’t, would they? 

That Chechenya, a country of monstrous bloodletting by Russia and its own Wahhabi rebels, should have been chosen as a venue for such a remarkable conclave was an irony which could not have been lost on the delegates. But the real questions they were discussing must have been equally apparent. 

Who are the real representatives of Sunni Muslims if the Saudis are to be shoved aside? And what is the future of Saudi Arabia? Of such questions are revolutions made.


  1. Awesome:


  2. "Q"Nit of the Day: The Perimeter Shrinks: Detroit, Michigan

    Maryland imam allegedly helped finance arsenal for Islamic State jihadi in Detroit

    September 23, 2016 6:13 pm By Robert Spencer 10 Comments

    The imam says he doesn’t support the Islamic State, but “it might appear that way. I am an advocate of the United States and the West getting the hell out of the Middle East and the Muslim world.” As for the weapons accusations, he says: “It’s ridiculous. All I can say is it’s ridiculous. If this was the case, why haven’t they come to arrest me?”

    In these days of the politically correct, willfully ignorant Obamoid FBI, who knows?

    “It feels like McCarthyism,” the imam complains.

    Do you really think law enforcement officials in September 2016 are persecuting innocent imams out of racism, bigotry, and “Islamophobia”?


    “FBI probes Md. terror link in Detroit case,” by Robert Snell, The Detroit News, September 22, 2016:

    Detroit — FBI agents are investigating an alleged conspiracy involving Detroit terror suspect Sebastian Gregerson and believe he was plotting violent jihad with a Maryland imam, The Detroit News has learned.

    The conspiracy angle is revealed in more than 200 pages of sealed federal court records obtained by The News that offer new details about an FBI counterterrorism investigation spanning at least three states. The investigation emerged July 31 when Gregerson of Detroit was arrested in Monroe after allegedly buying fragmentation grenades from an undercover FBI agent and amassing an arsenal of weapons.

    Maryland Imam Suleiman Bengharsa allegedly helped finance the arsenal, which included two AK-47s, handguns, seven rifles, a shotgun and thousands of rounds of ammunition, according to the court records. It is unknown whether the imam was financing weapons purchases in other parts of the country.

    “Based on the totality of the aforementioned information and evidence, there is reason to believe that Bengharsa and Gregerson are engaged in discussions and preparations for some violent act on behalf of (the Islamic State),” an FBI agent wrote in a Jan. 7 search warrant application.

    The scope, targets and number of people involved in the investigation are unclear, but the case also involves Virginia.

    Bengharsa, 59, of Clarksburg, Md., laughed away most of the FBI’s allegations, which he called “ridiculous,” and denied being an Islamic State supporter.

    “No, no, no, that is absolutely untrue,” Bengharsa said during a phone interview with The News on Wednesday. “It might appear that way. I am an advocate of the United States and the West getting the hell out of the Middle East and the Muslim world.

    “It’s ridiculous. All I can say is it’s ridiculous,” he added. “If this was the case, why haven’t they come to arrest me?”

    Bengharsa, who also is known as Sheikh Suleiman Anwar, has not been charged with a crime during the ongoing investigation.

    “It feels like McCarthyism,” Bengharsa said....


    1. Possible "Q"Nit in Seattle Mall, 5 dead. Man was reported shouting when shooting, on the other hand has been described as 'Hispanic'.

      Was dressed all in black.

      Details too sketchy to make a call. Police on the hunt.

    2. Probly a Muslim Hispanic.

    3. Might be an Hispanic Muslim.

      He had black hair.

    4. My hunch is he turns out to be muzzie.

      Hispanics aren't know for these sorts of public demonstrations.

      And the shouting something when shooting....

    5. .

      Hispanics aren't know for these sorts of public demonstrations.

      But nuts are. Something you should be familiar with.

      Of course, the guy did have black hair which in and of itself sounds pretty damn suspicious.


    6. Most spics have black hair. This man had black hair and looked kinds spic to me. Most spics aren't moslem. Hence the shooter is probably not a jihadi.

      Of course, who knows ?

      He might have been Polish.

      Or at least he might have had a lot of Polish blood.

      We all know that type, dumb as stumps, given to jumping to the wrong conclusions, shouting, getting violent.

    7. I didn't know Quirk is Polish.

  3. For Dr. Quirk

    Hillary's Two Medical Minefields


    To the casual observer, whether a trained observer or someone without a medical background but with common sense, something is clearly wrong with here.

    This cuts Dr. Quirk out of the diagnostic loop.

    Dr. Quirk has neither

    1)A medical degree


    2)Common sense

    1. More for Dr. Quirk -

      Is Hillary Psyching Herself Out For The Debate


    2. .

      For any loop I am cut out of that includes the American Thinker and the faux farmer, a man who finds black hair and black clothes suspicious (even after Labor Day), I am grateful.


    3. Many think the shooter was Polish from the way he shouted, waved his arms about like a fool, and picked his victims out at random. Sometimes these Poles go nuts, especially if they've been drinking.

    4. For any loop I am cut out of....I am grateful.

      You just don't want to do the hard work of actually reading the article (and finding your own position on the matter shown to be that of a fool).

  4. .

    Iraq Set the Template. Afghanistan Followed in Spades

    Report: ‘Building Democracy’ In Afghanistan Actually Built An Empire Of Corruption

    U.S. efforts to remake Afghanistan in its own image fostered corruption and cronyism, a new report finds.

    Every year, Transparency International releases a worldwide ranking of national corruption. The calculation of each country’s score includes measures like press freedom, fiscal transparency, and rule of law.

    Out of 168 nations ranked, Afghanistan clocks in just two shy of last place at 166. Six in 10 Afghans reported having to pay bribes to facilitate government transactions, and as many agreed their country became more corrupt from 2007 to 2010—a bad situation made worse.

    Now it turns out this isn’t just the expected corruption of an impoverished, undeveloped, war-torn nation. It’s corruption on steroids, and the United States government is supplying the juice.

    What Our Interventionism Wrought

    That’s the conclusion of a new report, “Lessons Learned,” out from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). The watchdog agency found the United States underestimated the risk of corruption in Afghanistan for years as it threw huge sums of money at unaccountable contractors and shady local allies. It was nearly a decade after the initial intervention that corruption became a priority for the U.S. in Afghanistan, but since then anticorruption policies have been too little and too late.

    “Our report points out that while corruption in Afghanistan pre-dates 2001, it has become far more serious and widespread since then,” SIGAR head John Sopko summarized in a recent speech, adding, “The result [of U.S. nation-building attempts] for Afghanistan was systemic corruption—pervasive and entrenched, affecting the courts, the army and police, banking, and other critical sectors.”

    In fact, corruption has become such a pervasive part of Afghan life since 2001 that cultural attitudes about paying bribes have dramatically shifted in just a decade and a half. Where once bribery was shameful, now it is met with tacit acceptance as a necessary evil.

    This finding is hardly surprising. If anything, it would be a shock if corruption hadn’t increased under the conditions the SIGAR document describes...

    Some argue we should stay to get the job done. If history proves anything it is that we ARE pretty much done. It couldn't get much worse even with our help.



    1. {...}

      In Afghanistan, the United States “inject[ed] tens of billions of dollars into the Afghan economy, using flawed oversight and contracting practices, and partnering with malign powerbrokers,” the report says. At its height in 2012, spending in Afghanistan by the Obama Administration’s Department of Defense was $19 billion, matching 93 percent of Afghanistan’s entire GDP. Though the “full amount of these contracts was not spent in Afghanistan,” SIGAR notes, much of it was, and “these amounts indicate that huge sums, relative to the Afghan economy, flowed into the country.” Predictably, the local economy couldn’t handle it, and so year after year, that massive influx of money built more corruption than it did democracy.

      U.S. Taxpayer Money Funded Cronyism, Not Schools

      And that’s not even the worst of it. Washington partnered with brutal and untrustworthy warlords. The CIA dumped literal bags of cash in the Afghan president’s office in the capital city of Kabul. U.S. failure to address corruption early and often alienated local populations and undercut efforts to promote fair and transparent government. At one point $45 billion just went missing. And while U.S. taxpayers were promised our money was building hundreds of schools to teach Afghan children in a safe environment, corruption interfered even with education efforts. The few schools that did get up and running were dangerous, ramshackle buildings with fewer students—especially fewer girls—than official records attest.

      The root of the problem here is bigger than any one program. Rather, it lies in the hubristic belief that the United States should entrench itself in a long-term occupation of this small, faraway nation we have failed so miserably—and so expensively—to remake in our own image.

      SIGAR offers a list of six lessons and 16 policy recommendations based on its finding, and they’re good so far as they go. But they don’t go far enough. Yes, Washington should better vet its foreign contractors and proxies, but far more necessary is a thoroughgoing reevaluation of the failed, aggressive foreign policy that led to our creating those relationships in the first place. The problem in Afghanistan is not just the systemic corruption our intervention fostered—it’s the intervention itself. If we wish to avoid repeating these mistakes, we must subject Washington to at least as much scrutiny as Kabul.


  5. .

    America’s Duty to Take In Refugees

    This year the United States will take in 85,000 of the world’s most vulnerable so they can begin new lives in America, the highest number since 2001. But at a time when 65 million people have been displaced by violence, and 20 million of them are classified as refugees — more than half of them children — it is not enough.

    Recently, the Obama administration took a small step forward, raising the number of refugees the country will let in to 110,000 for the next fiscal year. The next step is for Congress to allocate resources for resettlement — something it has always done, in a bipartisan fashion, since the refugee crisis after World War II.

    Unfortunately, this time, a vocal minority in Congress, the states and the public are arguing that we should respond to this humanitarian crisis by pulling up the welcome mat, even for families fleeing the civil war in Syria and the brutality of the Islamic State. Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, called the administration’s increase “reckless and extreme.”

    Fear of refugees is not new. In 1939, the United States turned away more than 900 Jews fleeing Hitler’s Germany because of worries that some might be Nazi conspirators or Communists. More than a quarter of those refugees died in the Holocaust.

    Some say we should be as fearful of refugees today, especially in an era of terrorist attacks. Yet since 2001, more than 800,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States, and none have been convicted of an act of domestic terrorism. Compassion and security can coexist...


    1. Put them up in your house then.

      Leave me alone.

  6. We certainly excel at creating refugees.

    1. US Involvement in Creating the Refugee Crisis

      Until last summer, the refugee crisis in Europe was quietly and intentionally hidden from most Americans' view. It took 3,771 deaths in the Mediterranean last year - and a photograph of a lifeless, drowned Kurdish child named Aylan Kurdi - for coverage to hit the American press. By that time, 3,000 people were arriving every day to Lesbos, and many thousands more to the other Greek islands.

      The irony of our ignorance should be obvious: the United States stands at the center of the situations pushing these refugees out of their homes, over mountains, around border crossings, through Turkish prison cells and onto crowded, dangerous boats. From Libya to southern Afghanistan, US interventions and occupations have led to further destabilization, violence and, in almost all cases, civil wars.

      A longer trail of complicity stretches back to the four decades of economic and military support that the United States has given to the Arab dictatorships challenged in the 2011 Arab Spring, and to similar support given in that same time period to a number of insurgencies that dovetailed with US foreign policy objectives. One such group, the insurgency of the Afghan Mujahideen, fought a decade-long guerrilla war against Soviet occupation in the 1980s.

      Those who came to fight in Afghanistan from abroad, many of whom received US military and economic support either from Congress or the CIA, hatched a postwar strategy of insurgency across the Arab and Muslim world, which resulted in a civil war in Algeria that took 120,000 lives.

      Meanwhile, other smaller rebellions caused significant fighting across the Maghreb, in northern Pakistan, Yemen, Chechnya, Albania and beyond.

      The group now known to the world as ISIS was created in this period by a Jordanian Mujahideen veteran named Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Originally launched in Jordan, the all-but-failed organization was given a second lease on life in post-invasion Iraq, where a destabilized and fractured society made fertile soil for the hyper-sectarian ideology of Zarqawi, who helped turn anger at the US occupation into a civil war against Shiites.

      The sectarian state originally put in power in Iraq by the United States escalated divisions in the country, helping fuel the other side of the 2005-2006 civil war while pushing a large, disenfranchised Sunni population further toward the open arms of groups like ISIS. A focus of the US "surge" in 2007 was working with Sunni militias to turn against this tide, but that strategy only lasted until the Iraqi state took control of the Sahwa program (Awakening Councils, or Sons of Iraq) as US troops withdrew and quickly dismantled them.


    2. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35383-will-the-us-own-up-to-its-role-in-europe-s-refugee-crisis

  7. If you really love new boatloads of refugees, elect Hillary Clinton and her neocon regime-change gambits will result in the deluge.

    1. I thought you liked the idea of boatloads of middle easterner who hate Israel coming to America


  8. September 24, 2016

    Mexican former foreign secretary: Of course Mexico can be made to pay for the wall

    By Mike Ford

    Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump has made what would seem to be, at first glance, off-the-wall statements that upon further analysis turned out to be solid policy positions, supported by the Constitution and even supported by previous Democrat administrations. He has turned this ability into an art form.

    Nowhere is this more apparent than his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico. When Trump first articulated his position – a border wall with Mexico, and making Mexico pay for it – I could almost hear the derision in the words of various pundits and politicos. Although most thinking people readily saw how easy it would be for Trump to get Mexico to pay for the wall, validation of his position now comes from an unexpected direction.

    In Thursday's edition of the Washington Examiner, Paul Bedard quotes a former foreign secretary of Mexico, Jorge Castañeda:

    "[H]e really wants Mexicans to pay for the wall, he has many ways of getting many Mexicans to pay for the wall, increasing the fee for visas ... increasing the toll on the bridges ... taxing remittances," he said at the Hudson Institute in Washington.

    What's more, he said that the wall is an extension of programs first put into place by former President Bill Clinton and extended under former President George W. Bush and President Obama.

    Mr. Bedard delves into several immigration sub-issues with Secretary Castañeda, from deporting illegals to making Mexico take back its citizens. In each of these, Castañeda appeared to believe that Trump's positions on immigration are not braggadocio, but rather eminently feasible and tenable.

    During the primary season, I supported other candidates. When Trump won the nomination, I somewhat reluctantly shifted my support to him, being more anti-Clinton than pro-Trump. The more I have watched him, the more apparent it has become that he is playing three-dimensional chess, while the media and political elites are still reading the instructions on the outside of the box the checkers came in. "We're gonna build a wall and make Mexico pay for it" is just one more example of this.

    Mike Ford is a sometime contributor to American Thinker, frequently edited by his lovely bride who is a retired high school principal.

    1. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/09/mexican_former_foreign_secretary_of_course_mexico_can_be_made_to_pay_for_the_wall.html

  9. Clinton's diabolical laughter at the death of Gaddafi in context:

    On March 2011, Gaddafi warned that without unified and stable Libya there would be no one to control countless migrants from Africa and the Middle East from fleeing to Europe.

    Unlike Western leaders, he apparently understood that millions, not thousands will come, should Tripoli fall.

    "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean," he told the France 24 television station.

    Gaddafi's son Saif, once considered the heir apparent prior to his execution, echoed the sentiment in the same interview. "Libya may become the Somalia of North Africa, of the Mediterranean. You will see the pirates in Sicily, in Crete, in Lampedusa. You will see millions of illegal immigrants. The terror will be next door,"

    Another quote, attributed to Gaddafi, paints a vivid picture of what the late colonel expected to happen: "The Mediterranean will become a sea of chaos." Dragging Middle East Into Bloodbath .

    No one listened. Instead, the West (Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton) launched a military intervention to oust Gaddafi.

    Check the results Libya is torn apart by rivaling factions and radicals. Just like Gaddafi prophesied, the Mediterranean still remains a sea of chaos as thousands of refugees crammed into boats head to the shores of Italy. For many this journey becomes the last one they will ever make. The Arab Spring, supported by the West, and the US-led military interventions across the Middle East and beyond are largely considered the main factors, which caused the current exodus of refugees. If Western capitals fail to understand the real causes of the overwhelming influx of migrants, increasingly more people will be forced to risk their lives trying to find shelter outside their home countries. 16 ... 1669

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/world/20150917/1027135147/gaddafi-libya-refugees-exodus-arab-spring.html

  10. If elected, Trump should get the peace price for nothing more than sparing the World Hillary Clinton.

    1. Why do you think Trump will be more likely to usher in peace? Given his positions ("I will defeat ISIS" "Israel is our greatest ally" "I will make the Military strong again" ect) coupled with 'just watch me' attitude and his desire to start trade wars the chances are greater for war than Hillary's muscular foreign policy of American Exceptionalism. Both are war candidates.

    2. Sorry Ash, the stronger the USA is to Israel? The less likely Israel will be provoked or attacked

      Peace thru strength

      Now of course, your idea? Peace thru surrender will not work


    3. I think when Trump finds out how bloated the Pentagon is, he will be appalled. There is 30% the can be seized away like lard.

  11. I'm not sure I'm going to watch the first debate. I can't stand to even look at Hillary any longer. And I'm worried The Donald might blow it someway. On the other hand, if Hillary short circuits I will have missed it when it happens, and forever after feel badly about that.

    So, on balance, count me in.

    1. Yeah, "balance"

      You're already hoping she'll fall.

  12. Video: Washington PD manhunt for mall shooter who killed 5

    posted at 11:04 am on September 24, 2016 by Ed Morrissey

    The death toll in last night’s mall shooting in Burlington, Washington has risen to five — and the suspect remains at large. Law enforcement put out a picture of the gunman from surveillance video taken inside the Cascade Mall and asked the public to notify them immediately if they see him or know who he is. “If you see something, say something,” a spokesman said while warning people to “stay secure”:

    VIDEO & Pic of Shooter

    Police searched Saturday for a gunman authorities said opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy’s store at a mall north of Seattle, killing five people before fleeing toward an interstate on foot.

    People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and employees locked the doors of nearby stores after gunshots rang out just after 7 p.m. Friday at the Cascade Mall. A helicopter, search teams and K-9 units scoured the area for a rifle-carrying man.

    “We are still actively looking for the shooter,” Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said at a news conference. “Stay indoors, stay secure.”

    Francis said police were seeking a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a “hunting-type” rifle last seen walking toward Interstate 5.

    The FBI has joined in the search, for now in an advisory capacity. They won’t have jurisdiction unless the shooter crosses state or international lines, but the easy access to interstate travel makes their role almost a foregone conclusion:

    So far there have been no late-breaking developments other than confirmation that a fifth victim has died. We’ll keep up with developments at this post, and hopefully the resolution will come quickly.

    Update: Was the shooter targeting only women?


    1. Might have been one of Quirk's beloved Mexican or Moslem immigrants.

    2. The guy they're looking for is a Syrian refugee, so he can't be the one.

      The New York Times tells Quirk so.

      He knows the Times is THE unbiased source for FACTS, and REASONABLE Opinions.

  13. .

    The faux farmer put up a post the other day from jihadwatch, one that was also carried by most of the other weird and alt-right sites he visits, that misquoted and took out of context the words of John Kirby as he was talking about ME refugees on FOX.

    Instead of making up lies about what Kirby said, they would have been better served concentrating on one of the other comments he made in his brief appearance.

    Trump and the other dolts in the alt-right concentrate on the refugee problems in Europe and assume the same will happen here when the situations differ considerably between the EU and the US.

    The US has a history of bringing in numbers that can be easily assimilated within our population. They run an inter-agency vetting process that lasts 18-24 months. And with regard to the Syrian refugees, as John Kirby said but no one mentions, the bulk of the Syrian refugees coming in (up to 80%) will be women and children.

    The EU on the other hand, in a short span of time allowed more than a million refugees in. And under EU law, they were pretty much allowed to go to any country they wanted. However, the most most serious difference was that of that million+ allowed in around 80% were men, mostly young men, enough men it was speculated that could actually change the demographic profile of the EU and its male to female ration. And this was the result of an EU policy decision. They limited the number of women because they didn't want them coming to Europe and having babies. In other words the bureaucrats brought this on themselves.

    Nearly a million refugees.
    80% male
    No money
    No jobs
    No prospects
    No women
    Usually lodged in refugee camps or wandering the streets

    What's wrong with this picture?


    1. .

      What could possibly go wrong.


    2. The Krauts were the first to bring in the muzz....after WWII, as labor, to help rebuild the cities....with Marshall Plan money....and American loans....gone downhill ever since....

      "Never let the camel's nose get under your tent flaps"

    3. In Europe the refugees flood in on their own. The US doesn’t have a similar problem of them simply washing up on the shore so it is really apples vs oranges in comparison.

      The current US attitude (watch out for bad skittles) is both xenophobic and immoral given the US role in creating those refugees. Guys like Idaho Bob will rot in hell if you believe in such a place.

    4. Turks....in the 1950's I was always reading about Turks going to Germany to work...

    5. What's wrong with zenophobia ?

      All depends on what zeno one is talking about.

      If there are no muzz or AshPeople in hell, I'll take it !

    6. William Blake, at times, thought hell a fine place, depending on one's outlook.

      Get place for illicit lovers, for instance.

      No condemnation.....

    7. Idaho Bob wanted to create safe spaces over there so as to help them stay safelu where they belong.

      For this, he was roundly condemned as a 'warmonger' by the SMIRK'n'QUIRK TWINS, and has now, alas, o alas, been condemned to hell by our totally unreflective knee jerk house liberal jerk, SMIRK OF THE SMART ASS ATTITUDE.

      Will QUIRK second the motion ?

      I wait with baited bated breath.

    8. .

      Try some mouthwash.



    9. But for baited, or bated breath ?

    10. .

      Bated is correct but Listerine should work for either.


  14. In other words the bureaucrats brought this on themselves.


    Why, but of course they did.

    They shouldn't have brought any in at all.

    Frau Merkel is finished, at this point.

    The 'far right' - that is to say those who want a little peace and quiet in their lives, kicked her ass in the last two elections.

    She is said to be reconsidering her 'position'.

    If we want to help 'refugees' we ought to have set up safe area for them.....someone here once actually proposed this.....safe areas over there....

  15. O'bozo is speechifying, and misquoting Walt Whitman.

    First Walt is misused in a Volvo ad, next O'bozo is misquoting him to his own purposes.

    1. "We are polyglot !" says O'bozo.

    2. The European experience with the flood of refugees is somewhat similar to the US experience at the southern border.

    3. There's a deep thought worth meditating upon.

    4. A green card is somewhat similar to a passport.

      A really large river is somewhat similar to a lake, particularly if it's behind a large dam.

      A 747 is somewhat similar to a crow.

    5. Ash is somewhat similar to a drooling idiot.

    6. Quirk is somewhat similar to an innocent defendant.

      They both wear leg bracelets and both enter not guilty pleas.

    7. .

      If we want to help 'refugees' we ought to have set up safe area for them...<

      'Safe Areas' from The Fairy Tales of the Faux Farmer

      Right up there with El Dorado, Atlantis, and Shangri La, constructed entirely of bullshit and bubblegum within the mind(?) of one of the world's leading ufologist/crypto-zoologist/pseudo-archeologists/faux mythman.

      Idaho Bob currently resides deep within the far reaches of Bob-World and appears irretrievably lost to the rational world.

      Bobby, we hardly knew ye.


  16. Mighty Vandals play UNLA in Vegas today, 6pm.

  17. .

    O'bozo is speechifying, and misquoting Walt Whitman.

    And as we have seen in the last couple days (and before) Idaho Bob is accomplished, a veritable expert, at the creation and propagation of intentional misquotes.


  18. Islamic terrorism not suspected in the Seattle area Mall shooting, says latest report.

    1. Or in Chelsea, in the Mayor's "mind."

  19. Battle going on in and around Aleppo.

    From the photos I've seen the place is no longer worth fighting over.

    1. https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=photos+of+aleppo&view=detailv2&qpvt=photos+of+aleppo&id=A5F6105583882830F026377A633BE980E8F4CC86&selectedIndex=2&ccid=AN5bpdKg&simid=608022836046005203&thid=OIP.M00de5ba5d2a0961e4f5fea6d44381526o0&ajaxhist=0


  20. Quinnipiac: Race Tightens in Colorado as Trump Gains Among White College-Educated Voters

    The state could decide the presidential contest.

    5:34 PM, Sep 22, 2016 | By John McCormack


    Tied in some polls, Trump is ahead in others.

  21. :)

    Gennifer Flowers Agrees To Join Trump At Presidential Debate

    Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that “perhaps” he would put Flowers, the former model who once had an affair with Bill Clinton, in the debate audience. An assistant to Flowers told BuzzFeed News she would accept the invitation.

    posted on Sept. 24, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.

    Andrew Kaczynski

    Mike Nelson / AFP / Getty Images

    Gennifer Flowers, the former model who had an extramarital affair with Bill Clinton in the 1980s, says she’ll accept an invitation from Donald Trump to sit in the front row of Monday’s presidential debate, according to an assistant.

    The prospect of Flowers attending the debate was raised on Saturday when Trump tweeted that he would put her in the audience, if billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban sat in the front row.

    “If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Jennifer Flowers right alongside of him!” Trump tweeted Saturday afternoon.

    An assistant to Flowers told BuzzFeed News in the past she had declined such invitations, not wanting to be a “sideshow,” but said she would forward the invite to Flowers.

    In an email to BuzzFeed News, Judy Stell, her personal assistant then confirmed she would be attending.

    “Ms. Flowers has agreed to join Donald at the debate,” she said.



    She and Mark Cuban can sit together.....

  22. Both sides are reported to have made attempts to secure Quirk's attendance for their camps, as Quirk is known as Mr. Independent, USA and both camps are wooing the independents.

    So far no deal has been struck. The holdup seems to involve not the matter of selling out his 'brand' but the price of selling out his independent brand.

    1. Mr. Trump was heard to mutter 'that son of a bitch always wants more money', while Hillary told her aides to 'call Soros'.

  23. Now I'm reading that terrorism has NOT been ruled out in the Cascade Mall shootings, outside of Seattle.

    The perp is on video walking INTO the mall without a weapon, and fleeing the Mall with a rifle.

    1. .

      I wonder if it was the gun from that raffle sponsored by Guns for Christ and the Light Foot Militia groups from Idaho and Washington.


    2. .

      Now I'm reading that terrorism has NOT been ruled out in the Cascade Mall shootings, outside of Seattle.

      Hang in there, Bob. There's still hope. Wouldn't want you going home and kicking the cat.


    3. My sympathies are with the dead, Quirk-O, whether from terrorism or some other malady.

      I feel it's not a mere nit to them.

      I have never heard of the two groups you mention.

      But then I don't read Armed and Dangerous for Self Defense Magazine like you.

      Seeing how you are from the Detroit area it's understandable you'd want to keep up on the latest in home and personal self defense systems.

      Always the best of luck and thinking of you......

  24. For Dr. Quirk - (I know, I know, it's very long, Dr. Quirk, but please do try) -

    September 24, 2016

    Dr. Lisa Bardack’s Faustian Bargain

    By Jay Michaels

    .....2. Bardack then discusses Hillary’s pneumonia. When an upper respiratory infection persisted for a week after Clinton had been prescribed antibiotics and allergy medicine, Bardack, on Sept. 9, ordered “a non-contrast chest CT scan, including a CTA calcium score.”

    According to Dr. Wolf, a CTA (a CT angiogram) scan always requires a contrast. On the other hand, a CT calcium score study must always be non-contrast, otherwise “the coronary calcifications would be masked by the contrast in the arteries.” The radiologist concluded that “Hillary’s doctor just claimed Hillary got a perfect score on a test that does not exist.”

    It’s likely that Bardack misstated what she’d ordered -- though one would think she would be extraordinarily careful in a letter that would be read by millions. A coronary calcium scoring CT does not use contrast, while a CTA requires it. A simple thoracic CT, which is what Hillary must have received, may or may not be done with contrast.

    3. Then there’s the finding from the scan: “a small right middle-lobe pneumonia,” further described as “a mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.”

    Doctors immediately questioned this diagnosis. There is no such thing as a non-contagious pneumonia, tweeted Dr. Wolf. How did Hillary pick it up? What about all the reports the campaign circulated about staffers who’d come down with pneumonia, including manager Robbie Mook?

    While bacterial pneumonia is not as contagious as viral pneumonia, there is no test to determine whether or not a patient is contagious. A doctor defending Bardack listed three types of bacterial pneumonia not likely to be contagious. The only one that Hillary could possibly have had was aspiration pneumonia.

    The dubious adjective “non-contagious” may have been dictated to Bardack by Clinton. The problem, obviously, was that after her collapse, the candidate went directly to her daughter’s apartment, where she presumably exposed her grandchildren to pneumonia, then, 90 minutes later, bounced out of the building, exulting that it was a beautiful day in New York, and embraced a little girl, exposing her, too, to the infection.

    Other doctors have also pointed out how the photo-op undercut the “pneumonia” explanation. “I’m feeling great,” Hillary said three times, not something a pneumonia patient is likely to exclaim.....

    1. .


      No link.

      For all I know, Jay Michaels may be Wayne's wolf bait supplier or your cat whisperer.


    2. .

      Or is Wayne still using cattle as wolf bait?


    3. O Har har har

      Funny to you, but not to Wayne, or his cattle.

      Read the article about Hillary's Doctor and keep quiet for awhile.

    4. Or watch the Trump rally on Fox in Roanoke, Virginia.

      Jenifer Flowers has accepted the invitation to sit in the front row if she is needed.

    5. .

      I might feel bad now if I actually believed any of Wayne's animals were actually being attacked by wolves.

      I know you live in the boonies but still.


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    3. September 24, 2016

      Dr. Lisa Bardack’s Faustian Bargain

      By Jay Michaels

      “Oh what tangled webs we weave, when we first practice to deceive.” Sir Walter Scott

      When Dr. Lisa Bardack[*] was asked to become Hillary Clinton’s personal physician in 2001, it had to have been a crowning moment in the career of the Mt. Kisco internist. Dr. Bardack could have anticipated little downside. She already had the responsibility -- and legal obligation under HIPAA -- to protect the privacy of her patient. She and her staff would have to be especially scrupulous in the case of a senator with presidential ambitions, but this should not have posed a serious problem.

      Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton corrupts everyone who serves her. And this year Bardack encountered difficulties she could not have foreseen in 2001:

      1. Clinton developed serious medical issues.

      2. The candidate was being videoed, not only during campaign stops, speeches, townhalls, and the rare press conference, but before and after events -- by individuals with cell phones who were under no obligation to obey orders given to servile journalists to turn off their cameras.

      3. The internet not only permitted the mass distribution of these videos and photos, but it enabled those who were curious to check Bardack’s reports against information available on reputable medical sites. It also enabled skeptical physicians to share their doubts with hundreds of thousands of readers.

      In July 2015, the Clinton campaign asked Bardack to give the candidate a clean bill of health. She was to disclose, selectively, some of her patient’s medical history. But the letter was not widely analyzed until after the disturbing September 11 video by Zdenek Gazda, the Zapruder of 2016. It was no longer possible to dismiss those asking questions about Hillary’s health as right-wing conspiracy theorists, and the campaign now requested a second letter from Dr. Bardack explaining the event. The physician duly issued a report on September 14. Now her real problems began.

      Let’s take a look at the two letters and some of questions doctors have asked about the diagnoses and treatment.

      I. The letter of 12 July 2015

      Bardack’s summary revealed a couple of major health problems that had not been previously disclosed. We had been told that Clinton suffered an elbow fracture in 2009 and a concussion in 2012. The fact that a woman in her mid-60s would fall twice ought perhaps to have raised some red flags. In particular, unless you’re being tackled or attacked, a concussion can usually be avoided by the body’s reflexes. Arms are extended to break the fall.

      But now the public learned that some time in 2009 and in December 2012, the month of the concussion, Clinton had suffered blood clots.

      She already had a history of clotting. Running for the Presidential nomination in the fall of 2007, Hillary gave an extended interview on her 60th birthday in which she disclosed that she’d had a life-threatening medical emergency in 1998. The crisis had been kept a secret not only from the public, but from her staff, who were told she had a sprained ankle. Clinton’s foot had swollen and she was in great pain. A White House doctor told her to rush to Bethesda Naval Hospital, where the diagnosis of a blood clot was made. "That was scary,” Hillary said, “because you have to treat it immediately -- you don't want to take the risk that it will break lose and travel to your brain, or your heart or your lungs. That was the most significant health scare I've ever had." Clinton assured the reporter that she was no longer on blood thinners. This was probably the last time Hillary spoke candidly about her health.

    4. What Clinton had was a deep vein thrombosis, or venous thromboembolism (VTE). The blood clot is usually in the leg, and in Hillary’s case, it was behind the right knee.

      Now Dr. Bardack revealed that Hillary had had two others. The first, in 2009, was another VTE, but the second was still more serious. It was a right transverse cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). This is a clot in one of the two channels between layers of the dura, the membrane enclosing the brain, which receive blood and cerebrospinal fluid. A clot here means that blood flow out of the brain is impeded, and there is the potential for a hemorrhage if there’s leakage into the cerebral tissues. The Johns Hopkins Health Library refers to it as a rare form of stroke affecting only five in one million individuals. It’s treated with anti-seizure medicines as well as anticoagulants, and the complications range from impaired speech, difficulty moving parts of the body, and vision problems to death.

      There were two problems in the 2015 letter relating to the clot:

      1) Clinton, her physician wrote, “began anticoagulation therapy to dissolve the clot.” But this is not something anticoagulants do. Two of these drugs are mentioned by Bardack: Lovenox, which was discontinued in 1998, and Coumadin (warfarin).

      Bristol-Myers-Squibb, its manufacturer, says explicitly that the medication doesn’t dissolve clots:

      COUMADIN has no direct effect on an established thrombus, nor does it reverse ischemic tissue damage.

      Every doctor prescribing Coumadin knows this. Because of patient expectations, all reputable medical sites, like the NIH’s PubMed, repeat the warning.

      There are thrombolytic (clot-dissolving) drugs, injected by catheter or infused through an i.v., but none are mentioned by Bardack. In any case, the embolisms for which thrombolytic agents are indicated don’t correspond to Clinton’s, and these drugs are never referred to as anticoagulants.

      2. A second problem comes with the duration of the symptoms. Bardack says that these lasted for less than two months. But according to Bill Clinton, his wife’s injury “required six months of very serious work to get over.”

      Of course it could be that the four addition months of symptoms were the result not of the concussion, but the CVST. However, it would not be easy to differentiate these symptoms. One is instinctively disinclined to take the former President’s word on anything, but there’d be no reason for him to exaggerate the length of time it took his wife to recover.

      In any case, what the public was told was an elbow fracture (Hillary sported a State Department sling) and a concussion (she was jokingly presented with a football helmet by her minions) coincided with problems much more ominous.

      3. A third issue in the 2015 letter is Bardack’s final evaluation of her patient. Twice she calls Clinton “a healthy female” and concludes that “she is in excellent physical condition and fit to serve as President of the United States.”

      While Bardack could hardly have been expected to write otherwise, the truth is that anyone who is on lifelong Coumadin is not in excellent physical condition. As is well known, warfarin was developed as a rat poison, and increases significantly the risk of intercranial bleeding. A recent ten-year study of 32,000 veterans found that nearly one-third developed intercranial bleeds while on warfarin. The vets were over 75, but the high figure was still very disturbing, though probably not surprising to most physicians.


    5. Dr. Milton Wolf, a board-certified radiologist, writes, “Coumadin carries a substantial risk for patients, particularly those with fall risk. Spontaneous hemorrhage common, intracranial and elsewhere. I see it commonly, including life-threatening brain bleeds. Normal, healthy patients are NEVER, NEVER prescribed Coumadin.” There are safer anticoagulants. “Coumadin is typically given to those who can’t afford the newer drugs or reserved for cases that are refractory to the safer drugs.” Wolf speculates that Clinton probably has a hypercoagulable blood disorder. Coumadin would otherwise be given only to patients with chronic atrial fibrillation (like the vets) or with prosthetic heart valves, both of which can cause hypercoagulation.

      The interactions with warfarin are also sobering. In addition to avoiding both NSAIDs and acetaminophen, users are advised not to use, or to use with caution, antibiotics, anti-fungal medications, anti-depressants, and seizure medication -- carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenobarbital (Solfoton), and phenytoin (Dilantin).

      Whether or not Hillary has been put at risk by seizure medications, the whole world now knows about her propensity to fall. The airplane and podium stumbles and her being helped up a short flight of steps had gone viral long before the 9/11 collapse. And we know nothing about the falls that have occurred off-camera, except for the one that gave her a concussion. Family friends have told Ed Klein these falls are frequent. And head trauma is the number one concern for patients on Coumadin.

      4. Still another disclosure in Bardack’s July 2015 letter raised eyebrows. In addition to taking Coumadin for the rest of her life, Hillary will also be on Armour thyroid until she dies. Unlike CVST, hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid gland, is common. In fact, the most frequently prescribed drug in the U.S. (though not the most lucrative) is Synthroid, synthetic levothyroidoxine, the major hormone the gland produces.

      Armour thyroid is an extract of desiccated pig’s thyroid. The therapy dates to the 19th century, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists recommends that it not be used. But a case can be made for natural thyroid therapy, and one recent study found that more patients prefer it, though there was no difference in the control of symptoms. These include memory problems and difficulty thinking clearly. A physician who is one of the most vocal advocates of natural thyroid switched to a different brand of natural thyroid after Armour changed the tablet formula in 2009.

      II. The letter of 14 September 2016

    6. 1. Bardack disclosed that Clinton was given a brain scan for an ear infection after she had “experienced significant improvement in her symptoms.” The physician of a patient “in excellent health” would not normally order a CT scan for an ear infection that was being successfully treated by antibiotics and a myringotomy tube. Bardack’s caution, however commendable, suggests she was worried about some underlying problem.

      2. Bardack then discusses Hillary’s pneumonia. When an upper respiratory infection persisted for a week after Clinton had been prescribed antibiotics and allergy medicine, Bardack, on Sept. 9, ordered “a non-contrast chest CT scan, including a CTA calcium score.”

      According to Dr. Wolf, a CTA (a CT angiogram) scan always requires a contrast. On the other hand, a CT calcium score study must always be non-contrast, otherwise “the coronary calcifications would be masked by the contrast in the arteries.” The radiologist concluded that “Hillary’s doctor just claimed Hillary got a perfect score on a test that does not exist.”

      It’s likely that Bardack misstated what she’d ordered -- though one would think she would be extraordinarily careful in a letter that would be read by millions. A coronary calcium scoring CT does not use contrast, while a CTA requires it. A simple thoracic CT, which is what Hillary must have received, may or may not be done with contrast.

      3. Then there’s the finding from the scan: “a small right middle-lobe pneumonia,” further described as “a mild non-contagious bacterial pneumonia.”

      Doctors immediately questioned this diagnosis. There is no such thing as a non-contagious pneumonia, tweeted Dr. Wolf. How did Hillary pick it up? What about all the reports the campaign circulated about staffers who’d come down with pneumonia, including manager Robbie Mook?

      While bacterial pneumonia is not as contagious as viral pneumonia, there is no test to determine whether or not a patient is contagious. A doctor defending Bardack listed three types of bacterial pneumonia not likely to be contagious. The only one that Hillary could possibly have had was aspiration pneumonia.

    7. The dubious adjective “non-contagious” may have been dictated to Bardack by Clinton. The problem, obviously, was that after her collapse, the candidate went directly to her daughter’s apartment, where she presumably exposed her grandchildren to pneumonia, then, 90 minutes later, bounced out of the building, exulting that it was a beautiful day in New York, and embraced a little girl, exposing her, too, to the infection.

      Other doctors have also pointed out how the photo-op undercut the “pneumonia” explanation. “I’m feeling great,” Hillary said three times, not something a pneumonia patient is likely to exclaim.

      4. Apart from a case of “mild non-contagious pneumonia,” what felled Clinton on September 11th, wrote Bardack, was that “she became overheated and dehydrated.” Even MSM reporters questioned the “overheated” pretext. The day was partly cloudy and the temperature about 80, with a slight breeze. Dehydration is hardly less suspicious. First of all, it’s been used repeatedly for other falls. And medical science has come up with a cure for dehydration. While Marco Rubio was ridiculed for taking a swig of water in the middle his reply to the President’s 2013 State of the Union address, no one who valued his job would criticize Hillary for “re-hydrating” during an event. One would expect that someone who had experienced multiple falls and was on Coumadin would take every precaution to avoid dehydration -- especially when it’s such a simple matter.

      5. If Hillary’s dramatic recovery casts doubt on Bardack’s diagnosis, so does the fall itself. It was not a swoon, as one might expect, where Clinton appeared woozy, lost consciousness, and her knees buckled. Instead, she becomes stiff and immobile. She is propped up against a bollard. It’s only when the Secret Service agents attempt to propel her forward that she falls. It’s not clear she’s lost conscious; she is just frozen, unable to move.

      6. Pictures taken of Clinton en route to the van also undermine Bardack’s explanation. In one, Hillary is being given what appears to be a finger squeeze test.

      The test is a neurological exam, sometimes used also as a test for arthritis. There would be no reason to administer it to a patient suffering from pneumonia.

    8. In the second photo, the same woman, Christine Falvo, appears to be monitoring Clinton’s pulse as they walk. Hillary has her other hand pressed against her chest, an unusual position for someone in motion, but a good way to disguise the pill-rolling tremor associated with Parkinson’s disease.

      Also present in the photos, inevitably, is the bulky African-American Secret Service agent who clearly has had some medical training. When Hillary froze during a speech on August 4, it was he who rushed to her side, put his hand on her back, kept repeating, “Keep talking, keep talking,” and then shooed away the other agents. Some sites have posted pictures of him holding what appears to be a diazepam injector, used for seizures, but the images are too blurry to positively identify the object.

      There is no photo of either the Secret Service medic or Falvo offering the dehydrated Hillary a bottle of water.

      7. Bardack’s 2015 letter mentioned the Fresnel prism glasses Hillary wore to eliminate double vision. The 2016 letter makes no mention of the Zeiss Z1 blue lenses she was wearing on September 11th. These are used to help prevent seizures, particularly in photosensitive epilepsy, and improve motor control. They are not normally prescribed for patients with pneumonia or seasonal allergies.

      8. Also unmentioned by Bardack are Hillary’s repeated coughing episodes, going back at least to January of this year. Here’s video of eight. Has Clinton had pneumonia for nine months? Or is this a symptom of a neurodegenerative problem causing pulmonary aspiration?

      9. Finally, the fact that Hillary was not rushed to a hospital after the collapse and given another CT suggests that her handlers knew exactly what was going on. And it wasn’t pneumonia.

      The physician who has put forward the most plausible case that Hillary is suffering from Parkinson’s disease is Dr. Ted Noel, whose videos I linked in a recent blog post.

      Though there’s been no sign so far of the pill-rolling tremor or the shuffling gait characteristic of Parkinson’s, other evidence suggests Clinton is suffering from the disease, or experiencing side effects associated with the drug most commonly used to manage it, levodopa, which include disorientation and confusion and dyskinesia (involuntary muscle movements).

    9. Examples of the latter are Clinton’s spasmodic head movements while being questioned by several reporters (attributed by Hillary to her cold chai tea) and, less dramatically, her response to the light show at the end of the Democratic convention.

      Dr. Noel has a newer video out that further undercuts Bardack’s credibility. In addition to mentioning Wolf’s point about CT angiography, he carefully describes problems with the oxygen saturation levels reported by Hillary’s physician, and her use of an outdated test to manage Clinton’s hypothyroidism.

      If she doesn’t have Parkinson’s, Hillary clearly has some major neurological disorder.

      Bardack has already been targeted by Google reviewers. Purportedly coming from Chelsea is a one-star rating and the comment, “My mother died of Parkinson’s after she was diagnosed with pneumonia.”

      Lisa Bardack will be fortunate if satiric reviews are the worst consequences for the disinformation campaign she has helped wage in Hillary’s behalf.

      [*] Bardack was raised in Larchmont, NY, in affluent Westchester County, the daughter of Lester Bardack and Judith Frankle. Her father was president of Ulano Industries, a Brooklyn chemical manufacturer, and her mother a rabbi, formerly of Congregation B’nai Elohim in Scarsdale and later an instructor at Western Connecticut State. Bardack’s sister Amy, also a Conservative rabbi, was recently appointed Director of Education for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Both sisters married doctors who were themselves the sons of doctors.

      Bardack graduated from Penn and NYU Medical School. She did her residency at Cornell University Medical Center in New York, now Weill Cornell, was board certified in 1993, and joined Mt. Kisco Medical Group, later CareMount Medical, the largest medical group in the state, with over 500 physicians and 500,000 patients, where she’s Chair of Internal Medicine

    10. http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/09/dr_lisa_bardacks_faustian_bargain.html

      Happy now ?

  26. Trump Rally in Virginia on Fox now.

    He's not at home 'resting' like Hillary.

  27. Gunman at Cascade Mall seems to have been shouting a woman's name.

    This ape probably got dumped and couldn't handle it.

    1. Maybe she worked there and he shot her and a bunch of others.

      All speculation.

  28. Ripper of a speech by The Donald in Roanoke, Virginia.

    He's got all his notes right now.

  29. You didn't link the new videos from the Thinker article, Bob:

    Hillary's 9/11 Health Letter




    1. Promise not to laugh when he mentions voting for a dead person.

      Ash and Quirk will still be claiming she's fit as a fiddle long after she's assumed room temperature.

      Whatever Bardack and the New York Times says is true IS.

    2. According to Doug if Hillary can talk in a debate for an hour or so she must be fit as a horse.

    3. :)

      I can't promise that.

      Don't have that much self control.

  30. Of the 2,099 Syrian refugees admitted so far this year, six (0.28 percent) are Christians, 2,043 (97.3 percent) are Sunni Muslims. The remaining 50 are 17 (0.8 percent) Shi'a, 30 (1.4 percent) other Muslims and 10 (0.47 percent) Yazidis.Jun 1, 2016

    1. Is Quirk just really stupid, or evil?

      Far be it from me to say both.

    2. Look at all the good Teddy's bring in those from the bottom of the barrel immigration has done for this country already.

      Might as well add that they have to have values antithetical to ours as well.

      Or maybe Quirk hate homos and uncovered women.

    3. Would you let YOUR grandchildren take Skittles from Quirk on Halloween ?

    4. Sadly, I've never had a Skittle, and now it's too late.

    5. skit·tle
      a game played, chiefly in Britain, with wooden pins, typically nine in number, set up at the end of an alley to be bowled down with a wooden ball or disk.
      a pin used in the game of skittles.

    6. Q has a company that manufactures imitation Skittles, called SQittles 'for young and old alike, and in betweens too !!'.

      Don't know what's in it tho, and the package doesn't say.

      Q is on the lam from the Food and Drug Administration at this time.

    7. On the back of the package it says it can cure pneumonia, and 'dehydration'.

    8. .

      I see the older Bobbsey Twin finally woke up and once again is regaling us with his own brand of incoherence.

      Do you ever just come right out and say what you mean, Dougo? I mean like tying the first post to the rest of your little rant.


    9. No sticks or stones in your Paleolithic hunter/gatherer tool kit, Quirk-O ?

      Just name calling ?

      A losing strategy....

    10. The farmers, Doug and Bob, will just plow ya under.

    11. .

      Gee, I thought I was being nice.

      And yet, Doug once again craps out. No response.


  31. Gennifer flowers accepts Trum's invitation

    1. :)

      Best campaign of my lifetime all the way through.

    2. :-)

      Still need to figure a way to keep Cuban out.

      Not that it will bother Trump, it bothers ME.

  32. Steve Jobs was the son of a ‘Skittle’ — or why Trump is wrong about refugees


    Boston Globe, it must be true.

    1. ...except both Steve Jobs and the Muslim Sperm donor disagree:

      Jobs would become upset when Paul and Clara were referred to as "adoptive parents" as they "were my parents 1,000%."[2]

      With regard to his biological parents, Jobs referred to them as "my sperm and egg bank.

      hat's not harsh, it's just the way it was, a sperm bank thing, nothing more."[2]

      Jandali has also stated that "I really am not his dad. Mr. and Mrs. Jobs are, as they raised him.

      And I don't want to take their place."


  33. Hopefully she wears a blue dress

  34. Last Saturday’s NYC bombing is yet another case of terrorism and hatred for America not being isolated to a “lone wolf” but running in the family. We’ve seen this horror before, in Orlando, San Bernardino, Chattanooga and Boston — Muslim families playing dumb after their son goes on a terrorist rampage, only to find out later that the family supported or at least sympathized with terrorism.

    The latest evidence of yet another family supporting a terrorist is damning:


    1. We need more Muzzies: Ash, Quirk, and the NY Times can't ALL be wrong.

      Could they?

    2. You must not really know Ash, Quirk, and the New York Times....

      They come awfully close to being all wrong all the time....

  35. Clinton planned a gun to a knife fight and Trump brings a B52

  36. Will Bill Clinton have one of these front row seats ?

  37. I'll ask Quirk what proper etiquette requires in such an event.

    He claims to know all things.

    Quirk, if Jenifer Flowers and Bill Clinton are both in the front row seats, what seating arrangement is proper for them ?

    Should Jenifer Flowers have Secret Service protection too ?

  38. A Picture of Health:


  39. Cascade Mall shooter arrested

    Name: Arcan Cetin

    Police said the suspect appeared to be a Hispanic male in his late teens to mid-20s with a close-shaved haircut. He used a long gun similar to a hunting rifle, Francis said.

    However, according to the Cetin’s father’s Facebook page, Cetin was born in Turkey. His father met and married Cetin’s mother in Turkey and the family settled in Oak Harbor, according to the Facebook page.


    Not a taco, a muzz.

    More details to come.

    1. Officials are scratching their heads concerning a motive.

    2. Arcan must not have been the brightest bulb in the mid-east gene pool as the Police easily got his license plate from the Mall parking lot security cameras.

      Either that or he didn't care whether he got caught or not.

      He looks like such a nice young man.

    3. No, but they ALL look suspicious and shifty.

    4. A lot of 'em go into advertising.