“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, December 22, 2016

Trump's Absurd Proposition to Revamp US Nuclear Capability

Technology suffers from a momentary illusion called "State of the Art".

"State of the Art" is a momentary assertion of technological superiority with an implied assumption of some permanence. In the area of advanced weaponry it tempts the owner with a feeling of superiority and provokes a default position of hubris.

Trump is making an error in believing he can build a superior lasting nuclear advantage. It is a foolish bet and a terrible risk. One needs to look to our own experience on two historical events to appreciate Trump's folly in this claim.

All new technology comes with high risk. Take the US shuttle program.

NASA's official overall probability risk assessment number (PRAN) for complete loss of life and vehicle for the Space Shuttle was  widely quoted at 1/100. In practice we lost two out of 131 missions. We have no idea on how capable nuclear missile and anti-missile systems would work as we have thankfully never known or practiced them under real world conditions. They may or may not work to a degree unknown but worse yet, we know there will be failures and those failures would come with terrible consequences.

How bad would be the consequences? We can only speculate but let's go to an event we do know about, 911.

Two commercial airplanes with the explosive power of high speed kerosene containers took down two buildings in one city. The property and economic damage was in the hundreds of billions and immediate death and casualties were in the thousands. Following wars ran the cost of 911 into the trillions and deaths in the millions. What would be the consequences of hundreds of cities being hit with nuclear weapons taking taking out ten thousand buildings in each city?

The United States has made itself vulnerable to nuclear weapons because by it having nuclear weapons, others have followed. Even shit-ass backward countries like North Korea and Pakistan have them. Increasing and "improving" nuclear weapons will only result in others following suit and the risks would increase for all of us with security improving for none of us.


  1. You can throw India into the mix, as well. I really can't see North Korea or Pakistan being suicidal.

    1. India can't be compared to North Korea or Pakistan.

      It is an ancient and noble civilization.

      Wonderful philosophy, the best, IMHO.

      Plenty of poverty but they are working on it....

    2. I can see the Pakistanis being suicidal if their nukes get in the wrong hands....

  2. Trump Vows to Keep Getting Nukes Until World 'Comes to Its Senses'
    by Jason Ditz, December 22, 2016

    The two largest nuclear powers on the planet, the United States and Russia have enough nuclear weapons to effectively end human civilization. Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President-elect Donald Trump both agree that’s not nearly enough.

    Putin presented the effort as a need to adapt to changes in the world, and to ensure that Russia retains the ability to “neutralize threats” and can reliably penetrate future missile defense systems with their massive nuclear arsenal.

    Trump’s comments were a lot less specific, saying that the US needs to “greatly strengthen and expand” their nuclear weapons capability, adding that he’d just keep expanding the American arsenal “until the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”

    The New START Treaty intends to limit the number of nuclear weapons both the US and Russia are deploying at any given time, and with both Russia and the US are currently on track to meet the goals of that treaty, it doesn’t seem to be the general trend in the future.

    Estimates on the cost of the US “modernization” scheme for its nuclear arsenal are that it will be in excess of $1 trillion. These figures have steadily risen in recent years, and doesn’t factor in the “expansion” of arsenal Trump is talking about on top of the modernization.

    US hawks have argued that the massive arsenal they already have been sitting on for decades is old and therefore some of the bombs might not work, though given the nature of a full-scale nuclear war and arsenals capable of wiping out the species several times over, being down to 80% or 90% of the warheads detonating doesn’t realistically change the result.

    Still, both nations virtually bankrupted themselves during the Cold War building these huge caches of weapons, and the massive amount of money being thrown around on such projects is the sort of thing officials salivate about, meaning practical needs ends up beside the point.

  3. The differences don't end there. Reagan also offered a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, often turned down his advisors' calls for military action from Panama to the Middle East, fearing collateral damage to civilians, and signed a treaty meant to eliminate torture.

    It was a time when a principled hard-core conservative could see shades of gray, learn new things on the job, and cultivate the "art of the deal" with opposition leaders like the Democrats' Tip O'Neill. A time that seems quaint in a world where Trump's Twitter thumbs will soon be on the nuclear button.

    For someone who considers himself the "Merry Christmas president," Donald Trump has a lot to learn about peace on earth and goodwill toward humankind.

    Nuke Bluster

  4. The U.S. Marine Corps is progressing with a new project to arm its MV-22 Osprey aircraft with new weapons such as laser-guided 2.75in rockets, missiles and heavy guns - a move which would expand the tiltrotor's mission set beyond supply, weapons and forces transport to include a wider range of offensive and defensive combat missions, Corps officials said.


    The Marine Corps is in the early stages of planning to build a new, high-tech MV-22C variant Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to enter service by the mid-2030s, service officials said.


    The Corps is also developing technology to better network Osprey aircraft through an effort called “Digital Interoperability,” or DI. This networks Osprey crews such that Marines riding in the back can have access to relevant tactical and strategic information while in route to a destination.

  5. First pics of new Amazon tribe -


    Pop Quiz:

    This pic reminds you of which European painter ?

    1. Article:


  6. Perhaps Trump is 'playing the Russia card' against the Chinese.

    Henry 'Super K' Kissinger predicted this long ago.

    And my Pappa always said we'd end up with the Rooskie 'gainst the Chinaman.

    1. Add India, we got 'em surrounded, north, south and from the sea.

  7. Checking on the fact checker -

    Facebook ‘fact checker’ Snopes, which will arbitrate on ‘fake news,’ is accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes

    By Pamela Geller - on December 22, 2016


    1. "A lie can go half way around the world before the truth even gets its pants on"

      Winston Churchill

  8. And, Clueless Merkel -


    By Pamela Geller - on December 22, 2016


  9. Crazed New York Faggot

    The Brooklyn lawyer who was tossed off a JetBlue flight at New York's JFK Airport for verbally attacking Ivanka Trump Thursday morning quickly rushed out of San Francisco airport silently dodging news crews awaiting his arrival.

    Attorney Dan Goldstein, left, and his husband, Matthew Lasner and their toddler were filmed being escorted by security through the San Francisco International Airport when they arrived after JetBlue removed them from the plane wherev the mother-of-three was on with her family.

    Goldstein accosted the famous family and made comments about Ivanka and the President-elect, pictured right, Ivanka during the incident. The Hillary supporter, who had his child in his arms, told Ivanka, 'Your father is ruining the country.'

    He then apparently began screaming out: 'Why is she on our flight. She should be flying private.' Once Ivanka's flight landed in San Francisco in the afternoon, to prevent any further incident, she and her family were rushed off the plane first by Secret Service and into SUVs that drove them to a nearby private jet bound for Hawaii, center.

    1. A sane society would remove that child from the lovely flaming asshole couple, him and him.

    2. A sane society would remove that child from the lovely flaming asshole couple, him and him.

      Now that's funny shit...

  10. UPDATE
    23 December 2016
    09:35 GMT

    A suspected perpetrator behind the Berlin Christmas market attack was killed during a shootout in Milan, Italy, Reuters reports, citing a security source.

    The Italian interior minister will hold a news conference in Rome at 09:45 GMT, Reuters said, citing the ministry.
    09:19 GMT

    A man whose appearance matches the description of the suspected perpetrator behind the Berlin Christmas market attack has been spotted in the city of Aalborg in northern Denmark, local police tweeted. According to police, the man, aged between 20 and 30, was “wearing a black hat, glasses, black beard and was unshaven.”

    Police have warned people to keep away from the area where he was spotted.

    22 December 2016
    20:02 GMT

    Anis Amri, who is suspected of carrying out the truck attack in Berlin, initially planned to travel to Syria and join Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) there, Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung daily reported, adding that he also underwent training in Germany alongside other extremists.
    17:33 GMT

    Investigators believe that Tunisian suspect Anis Amri was indeed behind the wheel of the truck that plowed into the Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, a spokesperson from the German Federal Prosecutor’s Office told journalists, adding that an arrest warrant has officially been issued against him.

    Earlier, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said during a joint press conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel that fingerprints and other “new evidence” made it “highly probable” that Amri was the perpetrator of Monday’s attack.


    Anis Amri, the suspect behind Monday night’s terror attack in Berlin, has been killed in a police shootout in Milan, according to an unconfirmed report by Panorama, an Italian news magazine. Panorama claimed in an exclusive report this morning that Amri was killed in a routine traffic stop at 3am today in the Piazza I Maggio in the Sesto San Giovanni neighborhood. The report was not immediately confirmed by the Italian government or any law enforcement officials.

    Panorama reported that Amri pulled out a gun and began shooting at the officers. It said that an officer who had been on the job for nine months then killed the suspect. The officer was shot in the shoulder but is alive. Italy’s top law enforcement official, the interior minister, Marco Minniti, is due to address the press at 10:45 am (9.45am GMT). Amri was believed to have spent several years in Italy before he traveled to Germany.T here were separately reports of a shootout in Milan in several Italian newspapers.


    Career criminal in Tunisia

    Flees to Italian island with false documents pretending to be a child migrant

    Transferred to immigration center in Sicily

    Arrested, prison , released, kicked out of Italy

    Goes to Switzerland

    On to Germany, prison, released, claims asylum

    Kills a Polish truck driver and slaughters and mains Germans and tourists in Berlin

    After atrocity in Berlin

    Spotted in Denmark

    Shot dead in Milan

    1. Milan police shoots dead after he pulls out gun and shouts: 'Allahu Akbar'

    2. I guess the Italians didn't think he needed rehab in a German spa.

    3. Merry Christmas mother fucker!

    4. .

      What does it say about the EU?

      They allow the immigration of 1 million people from a war zone.

      No chance to vet them in any way.

      No arrangements made to find them work. The only place to put them is in camps.

      The vast bulk of them are men.

      The vast bulk of them are young.

      Once in the EU they can freely move from country to country.

      This guy was on the US 'no fly list'.

      He was on Germany's 'most dangerous' list.

      Germany had infiltrated the cell he was in. He had said he wanted to take part in a suicide attack. Others in the cell talked about a truck attack.

      Germany wanted to deport him 'but they couldn't' because the guy had six aliases and German law requires you know exactly who it is you are deporting. Tunisia hadn't issued a passport.

      He had been arrested six times in Italy before being told to leave town.

      After the mass murder in Germany, he freely moved across 2 national borders.

      He was caught in Italy because he was acting suspicious at a depot.

      Yet, some say that there is no difference between the EU and the US.


    5. .

      Europe’s Men Problem

      The recent surge of migration into Europe has been unprecedented in scope, with an estimated 1 million migrants from the Middle East and North Africa this past year alone, making for a massive humanitarian crisis…that they could radically change the gender balance in European countries in certain age cohorts…

      …But the result is that 66.26 percent of adult migrants registered through Italy and Greece over the past year were male, according to the International Organization of Migration.
      That imbalance might not sound radical, but it is, especially when you look more closely at who those males are. It’s true that many male migrants hope that, if granted asylum, they will be joined in Europe by their wives and children, who would help balance out national sex ratios. But importantly, more than 20 percent of migrants are minors below the age of 18, and the IOM estimates that more than half of those minors traveling to Europe are traveling as unaccompanied minors—90 percent of whom are males. This heavily male subset is all but guaranteed asylum because of their status as unaccompanied minors, but they get no special dispensation to bring spouses, especially since the European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that European Union countries are not required to recognize the legality of child marriages among migrants.

      To see how these overall figures affect specific countries—and why there is reason for concern—consider the case of Sweden, which has been especially transparent about its migration statistics and whose ratios mirror the broader trend in Europe in many respects.
      According to Swedish government statistics, as of the end of November, 71 percent of all applicants for asylum to Sweden in 2015 were male. More than 21 percent of all migrants to Sweden were classified as unaccompanied minors, representing more than half of all minor migrants to the country. For accompanied minors, the sex ratio was about 1.16 boys for every one girl. But for unaccompanied minors, the ratio was 11.3 boys for every one girl…

      Europe creates many of its own problems. Others have argued that they don’t allow more women in because they fear the higher immigrant birthrate. To prevent one problem, they create another.


  13. I think we will hear Mr. Trump say a lot of things for effect. What's wrong with the world thinking we are arming up? Whether we do or dont? Besides it's fun to watch the snowflakes (like the queer couple on the plane) squirm.

    1. You are just like the snowflakes at the other end of the spectrum - you project your opinions on Trump. Why do you believe some of the things he says but not others?

    2. .

      Trump's comment was Bizarre.

      It's pretty bad when Putin has to be the adult in the room. If there is an arms race, "It won't be us" said Putin.

      Playing the bully is one thing. Playing it with nuclear arms is cray cray.


    3. I just see it as posturing. Bizarre maybe, certainly different than the apology tour. It will amount to nothing

    4. .

      Mome could be right. As some of the Trump apologists had argued today, he was merely talking for effect. He often says things for effect or for 'humor' or for whatever. For instance, when he asked to Russians to find Hillary's lost e-mails and later said he was just kidding.

      I believe him on the e-mails less so on the arms race.

      I don't find this characteristic all that endearing, not in a president. He acts like trunk uncle Ted at the Christmas party.

      What I find especially troubling is that he is acting as president now, setting foreign policy, while he is merely president elect and there is an actual president still in office.


    5. .

      Later, Trump read an extremely gracious letter he received from Putin congratulating him on the election victory and expressing wishes the US and Russia could work closer together. Trump replied with a statement that said Putin's letter was 'very nice' but ended with what to my mind was an implied threat.

      I suspect we are going to have a rocky four years ahead.

      The man's a dolt.


    6. That dolt could never win.

      Thanks for the heads up.

  14. Thanks, Ash. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  15. By the way and once again you missed my point entirely.

  16. Quirk: As for comparing someone to ISIS, it is now the same as comparing them to Nazis, silly vitriol used to close a conversation when you have nothing more to say.

    Hamas and ISIS are of the SAME mindset, share the same faith, culture and yes technics

    It's not an empty slogan or an excuse.

    Maybe you can open up your mind to learn what ISIS says and HAMAS says and see that they are intact part of the Moslem Brotherhood ideology.

    Wake up Quirk, your stupid is showing (again)

    1. .

      No, WiO, I disagree with confusing the two.

      But happy Hanukkah to you and yours.


    2. His mental windshield wipers are frozen again.

      Needs to turn on his defroster for a couple of hours.

    3. (see his use of 'cray cray' below)

    4. There is almost no difference between Hamas and ISIS.

      But Quirk, neither are your enemy, both are mine. Both would slit my throat, my kids and my wife without a pause.

      Both would be happy to obliterate my tribe, family anywhere on the planet.

      You see differences? Good for you.

  17. This comment has been removed by the author.

    1. Playing the bully is one thing. Playing it with nuclear arms is cray cray.

      I had to look up Quirk's use of 'cray cray'.

      Seems it's a nifty urban infantile variant of 'crazy crazy'.

      Coo cool coo da da da dady o

    2. Anyone that drops the z in crazy is nutz.

      It's the z sound that carries the lack of meaning.

    3. 'cray cray' sounds like a little kid getting his crayons.

    4. Sounds like he's complaining to mommy that someone took his cray crays.

  18. Happy Everything To All Of You Bar Mates And Have A Great New Year

  19. F**k Samantha Power, Kerry, Obama....

    1. .

      Gee, and a Merry Christmas to you too.


    2. And a Very Merry Christmas to you too, Quirk.

      Glad you got your new Mutt in time for the Holidays !

      Dying to know its ancestry but trust you will tell us all in your own good time.

      Give him/her a dog bone from me !

      Hope it's not a barker -

      Sixth Circuit Court: Police Can Shoot Dogs For Nothing More Than Barking


      If it's a barker, keep a muzzle on the Mutt !

    3. And if you start barking again, put a muzzle on yourself, too.


    4. A muzzle !

      That's what I should have gotten you for Christmas !

      Well, there's always next year....

    5. This comment has been removed by the author.

  20. Game Commission: Plant toxins killed family of bears

    WEST WYOMING — A sow bear and her three cubs found in a church parking lot earlier this month likely died from consuming a poisonous plant.

    Game commission officials said the bears ate the leaves and seeds of an English yew plant before their death. All species of yew contain the alkaloid compound taxine that is “highly toxic to most animals and humans if ingested,” officials said. Yew seeds contain the highest concentration levels of the toxin, and the plant’s toxin levels increase during winter months.

    “This is the first case of black bear deaths attributable to yew intoxication that I have heard of,” said Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife veterinarian Justin Brown.

    The four bears were found dead near the parking lot of St. Monica’s church on Tuesday, Dec. 6. They showed no signs of bullet wounds or external trauma, and evidence suggested they died suddenly, so officials initially considered their deaths suspicious.

    Officials said a “perfect storm” of circumstances led the bears to consume the poisonous yew.

    The family of bears was known to frequent urban areas, where yew typically grow, and the sweet tasting bush may have attracted the sow bear as she prepared for hibernation and at a time when other food sources were limited, game commission bear biologist Mark Ternent said.

    “The denning and hibernation of the sow and her cubs were likely imminent and bear cubs will follow the lead of the sow when foraging for food,” Ternent said. “This unfortunate occurrence was extremely rare and one we hope will not be repeated.”....


  21. A big Happy Happy to all of you at the bar. Please enjoy this years animation


    Happy Happy!

    1. My God, my God, Potato Head Butt, that animation is scary cause it has some professionalism to it.

      I noticed you stuck Lucy in there selling "Q"Water for only $29.99 a toss.

      A nice touch.

      It hurts to say, but Happy Holidays to you too !

    2. ,

      The video was great, Ash.

      The best one yet IMHO.


      And Merry Christmas


  22. Happy Holidays to all the people in the noble country of India:

    There are 30 Million Slaves in the World, India has 14 Million

    The country that is most marked by slavery, though, is clearly India.
    There are an estimated 14 million slaves in India – it would be as if the entire population of Pennsylvania were forced into slavery. The country suffers deeply from all major forms of slavery, according to the report. Forced labor is common, due in part to a system of hereditary debt bondage; many Indian children are born "owing" sums they could never possibly pay to masters who control them as chattel their entire lives. Others fall into forced labor when they move to a different region looking for work, and turn to an unlicensed "broker" who promises work but delivers them into servitude.

    The country's caste system and widespread discrimination abet social norms that make it easier to turn a blind eye to the problem. Women and girls from underprivileged classes are particularly vulnerable to sexual slavery, whether under the guise of "child marriages" or not, although men and boys often fall victim as well.


    1. It's improving.

      As a nation they are not 70 years old.

      As a culture, thousands.

      20+ languages....only with the coming of English are they now all beginng to speak to one another....

    2. .

      Right, Doug, give em some time.


      Well, unless you are part of the Christian population they are killing off for religious reasons.


    3. ] In early 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch about his government's commitment to maintaining peace and religious harmony and said that his government will strongly act against acts of religious violence. Speaking at the celebration of the elevation to Sainthood of Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, Modi said, "The tradition of welcoming all faiths in India is as old as India itself ... We believe that there is truth in every religion. This is critical for peace and harmony in the nation."[3]


      You greatly exaggerate.

      From 1964 to 1996, at least 38 incidents of violence against Christians were reported. In 1997, 24 such incidents were reported. Since 1998, Christians in India have faced a wave of violence.[4] In 1998 alone, 90 incidents were reported.[1]

      The Sangh Parivar and related organisations have stated that the violence is an expression of "spontaneous anger" of "vanvasis" against conversion activities undertaken by missionaries.[5]

      Though there has been an uptick lately.

    4. “The central government has refused to speak out against the atrocities – thus further encouraging radical Hindus to step up their discrimination against Christians,” Curry added. “The government's tolerance--if not promotion--of discrimination against Christians has led to a marked rise in the number of people within India openly pushing for a completely Hindu India.”

      The rash of outbreaks led humanitarian groups like the ICC to campaign in Washington to put pressure on Modi and the BDP to stop the wave of extreme nationalism.

      “His silence is tacit approval,” King of the ICC said. “Push came to shove once before and he [Modi] had to come out and say that India is tolerant and the nationalists backed down.

      “And the most of the populace is very tolerant, but he needs to come out again and rein in his party.”


      As to caste, it was outlawed when the country formed.

      After our Civil War we still had caste here until the sixties, in the south.

      Back of the bus, separate this, separate that, separate but 'equal', the occasional lynching....

      Old ways die hard....not only here, but in India too.....

  23. Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage said Amri's apparent ability to travel from Germany to Italy showed that the Schengen system - which allows border-free movement between 26 European states - is 'a risk to public safety' and should be scrapped.

    'If the man shot in Milan is the Berlin killer, then the Schengen area is proven to be a risk to public safety,' said Mr Farage. 'It must go.'


  24. .

    Dying to know its ancestry but trust you will tell us all in your own good time…

    Hope he is not a barker...

    Doesn't appear to be a barker. Likely, soon will be as he follows our other dog around and does whatever she does. She barks. In fact, she barks simply for the pure joy of barking. Doesn't need a precipitate cause.

    He is of the breed Pootersnoot, a rare breed now totally extinct. We consider him a rare find.

    The Max Plank Institute has requested to be allowed to send a team of cryptozoologists to study him.

    We are considering it but fear they might give him kennel cough.


    1. But you misread the Max Planck request. They were requesting to study YOU and were merely being polite in mentioning you Mutt Pootersnoot.

  25. I had a Pootersnoot as a child. Wonderful companion. What makes them unusual and perhaps the reason for their extinction is the odd position of their.....well you would just have to see it to believe it.

    1. I've read of the Pootersnoot problem in that regard.

      It WOULD make it difficult.

    2. Quirk was mistaken for a Pootersnoot, as a child.

      Something odd and really wrong about his terribly elongated ring finger....about which he bragged here once....which he kept putting in his snoot....someone said, 'hell, that looks like a Pootersnoot making doggie'....and ever after the poor child was nicknamed 'Pootersnoot'....long before he finally changed it to "Q"

  26. Carrie

    My problem with the before and after pics of all these older Hollywood folks is because they fuck around with themselves so much, I can't tell which is which, or which I am supposed to think looks better, or even if they are still humans.

    My mom's pics simply show the arc of her life over the years.
    My wife looked much younger at 65 than my mom.
    Problem is, wife lived to be 66, mom 92.


    1. Shatner assures her that "The Force is with you."

  27. What's going on with Allahu Akbar's mouth?


    ...the rag and what almost looks like a doobie.

    wrt the arm, were they giving him saline, or were they drawing blood for another Jihadi "type" in need?

    Shoot the juice to me Bruce:

    Type J


    Transfusion, Nervous Norvus


    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    3. Zoooommm
      Tooling down the highway doing seventy-nine
      I'm a twin pipe papa and I'm feelin fine
      Hey man dig that was that a red stop sign
      Transfusion transfusion
      I'm just a solid mess of contusions
      Never never never gonna speed again
      Slip the blood to me Bud

      I jump in my rod about a quarter to nine
      I gotta make a date with that chick of mine
      I cross the center line man you gotta make time
      Transfusion transfusion
      Oh man I got the cotton pickin convolutions
      Never never never gonna speed again
      Shoot the juice to me Bruce

      My foot's on the throttle and it's made of lead
      But I'm a fast ridding daddy with a real cool head
      I'ma gonna pass a truck on the hill ahead
      Transfusion transfusion
      My red corpsickles are in mass confusion
      Never never never gonna speed again
      Pass the crimson to me Jimson

      I took a little drink and I'm feelin right
      I can fly right over everything everything in sight
      There's a slow poking cat I'm gonna pass him on the right
      Transfusion transfusion
      I'm a real gone paleface and that's no illusion
      I'ma never never never gonna speed again
      Pass the claret to me Barrett

      A rollin down the mountain on a rainy day
      Oh when you see me coming better start to pray
      I'ma cuttin up the road and I'm the boss all the way
      Transfusion transfusion
      Oh doc pardon me for this crazy intrusion
      I'm never never never gonna speed again
      Pump the fluid in me Louie

      I'm burning up the highway early this morn
      I'm passing everybody oh nothing but corn
      Man outta my way I don't drive with my horn
      Transfusion transfusion
      Oh nurse I'm gonna make a new resolution
      I'm never never never gonna speed again
      Put a gallon in me Alan

      Oh barnyard drivers are found in two classes
      Line crowding hogs and speeding jackasses
      So remember to slow down today
      Hey daddy-o
      Make that type O huh



    5. Dad hated hearing me play that.

    6. Hot Rod Lincoln


  28. Plane From Libya Hijacked With More Than 100 Passengers on Board; Flight Diverted


  29. QuirkFri Dec 23, 11:09:00 AM EST

    No, WiO, I disagree with confusing the two.

    But happy Hanukkah to you and yours.

    Hanukah is the holiday of NATIONAL LIBERATION of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem by the Jewish People. Today, Obama and the UN declared the Western Wall "palestinian lands"

    Go fuck yourself UNSC

    1. Obama's last parting shot at Bibi and Israel.

      Thankfully we've got a new President now, and a new Ambassador to Israel, and a new rep at the UN in less than a month now.

  30. Hitler's Religion


    Interesting article.

    Old Nordic Germanic paganism without any grace whatsoever.

  31. Sandra Smith, filling in for Megyn Kelly on Fox News, is much better and has a perfectly disarming quick look, a sidelong pickerel smile.

    1. I finally placed her -

      Elegy for Jane

      (My student, thrown by a horse)

      I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils;
      And her quick look, a sidelong pickerel smile;
      And how, once startled into talk, the light syllables leaped for her,
      And she balanced in the delight of her thought

      A wren, happy, tail into the wind,
      Her song trembling the twigs and small branches.
      The shade sang with her;
      The leaves, their whispers turned to kissing,
      And the mould sang in the bleached valleys under the rose.

      Oh, when she was sad, she cast herself down into such a pure depth,
      Even a father could not find her:
      Scraping her cheek against straw,
      Stirring the clearest water.

      My sparrow, you are not here,
      Waiting like a fern, making a spiney shadow.
      The sides of wet stones cannot console me,
      Nor the moss, wound with the last light.

      If only I could nudge you from this sleep,
      My maimed darling, my skittery pigeon.
      Over this damp grave I speak the words of my love:
      I, with no rights in this matter,
      Neither father nor lover.

      Theodore Roethke

      May Sandra never be thrown from a horse.