“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Donald Trump and the Grandeur of Western Civilization

Fighting European/American Liberal Self Hate and Its Masochistic Kink

How Loathsome is our Propagandist Media Monopoly? 

I typed two words into Google, "Trump, Poland". Here are the results:

Did Poland's First Lady 'Refuse' to Shake Donald Trump's Hand?


Claim: At an event in Warsaw on 6 July 2017, Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake hands with Donald Trump.
Claimed by: Newsweek

The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump's Poland Speech - The ...


Jul 6, 2017 - In his speech in Poland on Thursday, Donald Trump referred 10 times to “the West” and five times to “our civilization.” His white nationalist ...

Polish politicians busing people in for Trump speech - CNNPolitics.com


Jul 6, 2017 - Warsaw, Poland (CNN) There are few things Donald Trump likes more than adoring crowds. And the diplomats with Poland's leading Law and ...

Trump hands a victory to Polish nationalists - POLITICO


Jul 6, 2017 - President Donald Trump is unlikely to suffer politically at home for making history abroad as the first sitting American president in decades to ...

Remarks by President Trump to the People of Poland | July 6, 2017 ...


Jul 6, 2017 - MRS. TRUMP: Hello, Poland! Thank you very much. My husband and I have enjoyed visiting your beautiful country. I want to thank President ...

President Trump left hanging after Polish first lady appears to reject ...


Jul 6, 2017 - President Donald Trump suffered another awkward handshake moment ... Click through photos of Melania and Ivanka Trump in Poland.

'Trump needs some nice pictures from Europe,' and Poland will likely ...

WARSAW — President Trump arrived here late Wednesday in a country where the ruling Law and Justice party has called for Poland to “rise ...

The white nationalist roots of Donald Trump's Warsaw speech.

Trump's speech in Poland defending “Western civilization” from its enemies sounded less like Reagan's Cold War–era speeches than white ...

Trump's Poland Speech: Provocative and Ringing Defense of the West ...

In PolandTrump defended the West, as a cultural entity as well as a military and political alliance ...


    Did the Russian lawyer visit the Trump campaign to undermine it?
    July 14, 2017 Matthew Vadum

    It turns out the Moscow-based lawyer whose brief meeting with Trump campaign officials last year was obtained under false pretenses has significant ties to Democrat opposition researchers in the United States and was extended special privileges by the Obama administration.

    Could this mean attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya came, or perhaps was sent, to America to hurt Donald Trump’s campaign for president? And if Veselnitskaya had less-than-honorable intentions, what role, if any, did Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee play in this unfolding drama?

    The Hill newspaper reports that the Obama administration went to extraordinary lengths to allow Veselnitskaya to enter the U.S. and remain here to complete her business in this country. After Veselnitskaya, who reportedly has several pro-Hillary Clinton and anti-Donald Trump items on her Facebook page, was denied a U.S. visa, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch personally intervened and cleared the way for her to come to this country.

    British music publicist Rob Goldstone helped to set up the storied June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan between Veselnitskaya, Donald Trump Jr., then-campaign manager Paul Manafort, and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner, claiming boastfully in an email exchange with Donald Jr. that the Russians wanted to share incriminating information about Democrat Hillary Clinton.

    We now know Veselnitskaya had no earth-shattering revelations to impart about the Russia-friendly former secretary of state who was then running against Donald Trump. Instead of offering “Political Opposition Research” at the roughly 20-minute-long get-together, the Russian woman “had no information to provide and wanted to talk about adoption policy and the Magnitsky Act,” Donald Trump Jr. said earlier this week in a statement on Twitter.

    The Magnitsky Act, which Russian President Vladimir Putin despises, allows the U.S. government to refuse visas to Russians considered guilty of human rights violations. After it was enacted at the end of 2012, Russia retaliated by halting American adoptions of Russian orphans and banning entry to Russia by specific U.S. officials.

    Veselnitskaya, who was a prosecutor in Russia 16 years ago, told NBC News she “never had any damaging or sensitive information about Hillary Clinton,” adding she wanted to let people know about "the real circumstances behind the Magnitsky Act," and was hoping to testify about the sanctions statute before Congress.

    There is some evidence that Democrats were working with Russia against the Trump campaign, radio talk show host Erick Erickson suggests.

    “There is a remarkably small degree of separation between Natalia Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS, the Democrat opposition research firm that came up with the Trump dossier,” Erickson writes, and this “raise[s] the issue of whether Democrats and Russians were as collaborative as the Democrats claim the Trump team was.”.....


  2. Venezuelans Go To The Polls Sunday In What Could Be A Turning Point For The Beleaguered Nation
    JOHN SEXTONPosted at 9:21 pm on July 14, 2017

    Let’s lay this out with bullet points as there is a lot of background information here:

    SEE ALSO: CNN: Kushner’s legal team discussed going public about Don Jr’s emails — in June

    Venezuela has been in an increasingly violent crisis for more than three months.
    The crisis began when socialists on the Supreme Court attempted to seize power from the opposition held National Assembly.
    Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has delayed regional elections.
    Maduro’s government also permanently blocked a popular referendum which could have removed him from power.
    Maduro announced plans to rewrite the constitution.
    The opposition has refused to participate in the selection of delegates for the special assembly called to rewrite the constitution.
    And that brings us more or less up to the present. The opposition has announced a referendum vote for Sunday to determine whether or not Venezuelans want the Constitution rewritten. But Maduro is saying the referendum won’t count, no matter the outcome. So the country is facing another big showdown between the unpopular president and the people who consider him a dictator. From the Miami Herald:

    Bill Clinton to certain unnamed people: The most important thing to being president is knowing why you want to be president
    The weekend plebiscite will ask voters if they support the government’s plan to elect an unpopular National Constituent Assembly that will overhaul the 1999 constitution…

    Organizers of Sunday’s vote are hoping that if they can get millions of people to reject the deal, the government might be persuaded to drop its plans…

    The vote “will largely be symbolic, but in politics symbols are important,” said Ronal Rodríguez with the Venezuelan Observatory, a think tank at Colombia’s Rosario University. “This could give oxygen to the opposition and fuel more disobedience.”

    Organizers say the vote might be followed by a national strike. And analysts said it could put the opposition on course to recover the presidency during elections in December 2018 — if those elections happen.
    That last bit is key because there is no reason to believe next year’s elections will happen as scheduled. In fact, it’s widely suspected that the entire effort to rewrite the constitution is aimed at making sure Maduro has some excuse to remain in power. Meanwhile, NBC News reports most Venezuelans don’t think the constitution needs to be rewritten:

    Based on a poll from the Caracas polling firm Datanalisis, 85 percent of those surveyed this year said a rewrite of the constitution was “unnecessary.”

    Eighty-six percent of those polled this year also said President Maduro should have held a national vote first to ask Venezuelans if they wanted a constituent assembly.
    So what we’re likely to see Sunday is a large number of people indicating they don’t want this effort to continue and the government telling them it doesn’t matter what they want. That’s the big picture. Closer to the street, this vote could prompt a lot more violence from Colectivo gangs. As we saw recently, those groups have escalated to attacking opposition lawmakers directly.

    In short, Sunday’s vote could turn into one of the most bitterly fought showdowns between the regime and its people thus far.


  3. More good news -

    Uh Oh: North Korea Nuclear-Material Production Better Than Presumed?
    ED MORRISSEY Posted at 6:41 pm on July 14, 2017

    Happy Friday! Perhaps Kim Jong-un had something specific in mind for his test of an ICBM last week. A review of activity at key nuclear facilities in North Korea show more reprocessing cycles than previously known for nuclear fuel, raising the risk that the Kim regime has more plutonium-based weapons than the US assumes. Their production of highly enriched uranium might also be more significant too, according to an analysis seen exclusively by Reuters:

    SEE ALSO: Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday in what could be a turning point for the beleaguered nation

    Thermal images of North Korea’s main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

    The analysis by 38 North, a Washington-based North Korean monitoring project, was based on satellite images of the radiochemical laboratory at the Yongbyon nuclear plant from September until the end of June, amid rising international concerns over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs.

    The think tank said images of the uranium enrichment facility at Yongbyon could also indicate operation of centrifuges that could be used to increase North Korea’s stock of enriched uranium, its other source of bomb fuel. …

    The images of the radiochemical laboratory showed there had been at least two reprocessing cycles not previously known aimed at producing “an undetermined amount of plutonium that can further increase North Korea’s nuclear weapons stockpile,” something that would worry U.S. officials who see Pyongyang as one of the world’s top security threats.
    Well, they should be worried, and not just because they may have underestimated the size of Kim’s stockpiles. The basic problem is that Kim has any nuclear weapons at all, and now has a potential platform that could allow him to target US cities in Alaska and Washington. North Korea also has a potential submarine platform that could put even more states in range of a nuclear attack, although the subs themselves are not advanced enough to avoid detection by American attack subs — so far, anyway.

    The increase in production points to another potential problem, which is proliferation. North Korea would love to sell nuclear weapons to marginal states and non-state actors if they could evade sanctions-enforcement efforts. (Sanctions have succeeded in choking off conventional-arms sales to some extent.) Iran would be an obvious customer, but then again, so might anyone who could pony up the hard cash the Kim regime needs.....


  4. Hmmm: Judge Allows US Specialist To Examine Charlie Gard
    ED MORRISSEYPosted at 12:01 pm on July 14, 2017

    Has the court in the Charlie Gard case signaled a new openness to treatment? Judge Nicholas Francis has now decided to have the US specialist who has volunteered to treat the baby come to the UK to examine him. Dr. Michio Hirono will be joined by a doctor from the Vatican hospital that has also volunteered to care for Gard rather than have him removed from the ventilator that is allowing the baby to breathe:

    SEE ALSO: Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday in what could be a turning point for the beleaguered nation

    An American doctor who specializes in conditions such as that affecting Charlie Gard will be traveling to Britain next week to assess the critically ill baby.

    High Court Judge Nicholas Francis said he is “open-minded about the evidence” to come after the visit of Dr. Michio Hirano of Columbia University. Hirano’s research focuses on mitochondrial diseases and genetic myopathies and he has treated others with conditions similar to that involving the 11-month-old. …

    Hirano will meet with Charlie’s current immediate care team, together with other specialists, including a doctor from the Vatican children’s hospital.

    “We’ll have to wait and see the evidence,” Judge Francis said. He promised to rule by July 25.
    As some commented on hearing the news, it’s mighty generous of the judge to allow for an outside opinion by a specialist in the field. Until now, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the courts have all claimed to have the entirety of information needed to deny the child any other attempts at care, despite the private resources his parents have raised to get it. Remember well that had this court and the Great Ormond Street Hospital gotten its way, this would have been an autopsy rather than an examination. Charlie Gard was supposed to have been disconnected from the ventilator two weeks ago.

    Venezuelans go to the polls Sunday in what could be a turning point for the beleaguered nation
    Now that the case has gotten worldwide attention, Judge Francis has now implied that he doesn’t have full understanding of Charlie’s situation. The reason why this hearing was necessary at all is because Judge Francis was obstinately closed-minded about the evidence in the first hearing, and so was everyone else who arrogated to themselves the authority to act on Charlie’s behalf from his parents.

    Time Magazine reflects on the impact this notoriety has had, and either credits or blames American conservatives for it, depending on one’s perspective:

    The twist in the legal case comes as a movement to bring Charlie to the U.S. has become an international campaign, bolstered by the involvement of conservative groups from the United States led by Catholics and evangelicals . Major attention on the case first picked up outside the U.K. when Pope Francis said in a Vatican statement that he was following the case “with affection and sadness” and prayed that Charlie’s parents’ “wish to accompany and treat their child until the end isn’t neglected.”

    The following day President Donald Trump tweeted to his 33.7 million followers that he would be “delighted” to help Charlie, and the saga reached an entirely new audience. Suddenly, the case of Charlie Gard was being discussed in churches and by socially conservative groups across the U.S. On July 6, the Susan B. Anthony List, March for Life, Concerned Women of America and Americans United for Life — all socially conservative groups active in opposition to abortion — held a joint press conference in Washington D.C., where they announced the launch of a campaign to ‘Save Charlie Gard,’ including a petition and a “social media push” to raise awareness and support for Charlie and his parents. .....


    1. This is the problem with all these national health plans. One loses control of oneself, can't make your own choices, nor can you parents or loved ones do it for you.

  5. July 15, 2017
    Investigate Hillary's Uranium One Collusion with Russia
    By Daniel John Sobieski

    Even if, as the likes of Charles Krauthammer insist, Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer invited in by President Barack Hussein Obama and his Attorney General Loretta Lynch is “empirical evidence” of collusion between Team Trump and Russia, the correct answer is so what?

    Collusion in not a crime. Exchanging government favors for donations would be a crime, and neither Dr. Krauthammer nor anyone else has provided any evidence that any favor was granted as a result of that meeting, or that the Trump campaign benefited in any way from the meeting.

    One cannot say the same thing about Hillary Clinton and her role in the Uranium One deal with Russia. Clinton played a pivotal role in the Uranium One deal which ended up giving Russian interests control of 20 percent of our uranium supply in exchange for donations of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a federal crime. As “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweitzer has noted:

    Tuesday on Fox Business Network, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Breitbart editor at large and the author of “Clinton Cash,” Peter Schweizer said there needs to be a federal investigation into the Russian uranium deal then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved after the Clinton Foundation receiving $145 million from the shareholders of Uranium One….


    Quirk was in the thick of this, all the way through. He even hosted an event at Sun Meadow for the Russkies...

  6. “Almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India”
    By Pamela Geller - on July 14, 2017

    If you are in the media and dare to say anything good about Donald Trump, you risk being called a lunatic. So it is with trepidation that I admit that I was impressed with something the American President said last week in Warsaw. His words had special resonance for me because I believe they are as relevant to India as the West. He said, “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilisation in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

    He was speaking of the threat of jihadist Islam to Western, Christian civilisation and values. But almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India, where more Muslims live than anywhere else, except Indonesia.
    India has long suffered at the hands of jihadists. At least 80 million Hindus have been slaughtered in jihadi wars. Centuries of persecution, oppression, genocide. For all these many years I have reported on a jihad threat in India.

    The history of India is teeming with Muslim monsters such as Timur the Terrible, who paraphrased the Koran: “‘O prophet, make war against the infidels and treat them severely.’ My great object in invading Hindustan (India) had been to wage a religious war against the infidel Hindus.” And he did. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus were beheaded and towers made of their skulls. The warrior Babur was particularly fond of raising higher and higher towers of Hindu heads that the Muslims had cut off during and after every battle. He loved to sit in his royal tent and watch this spectacle. On one such occasion, the ground flowed with so much blood “and became so filled with quivering carcasses that his tent had to be moved thrice to a higher level.” He only missed the “merit” of demolishing temples and breaking symbols and images because his predecessor Firuz Tughlak hardly left any for him in the territories he traversed.(That’s from The Koran and the Kafir, by A. Ghosh.)

    By dear friend and esteemed colleague and fellow activist, the late Narain Kataria, wrote here “The Muslim Jihad Against Hinduism”

    The conquest of India by Islamic invaders is a long and dreadful narrative of multiple ferocious wars between the invaders and the valiant Hindu Rajas who ruled over different parts of India during medieval times. The barbaric invaders, including Muhammad Ghauri and Babur, took morbid delight in building towers of the skulls of slaughtered ‘kaffirs’ (read Hindus), a stark fact, proudly recorded by a number of Muslim historians in great detail. Most braveheart Hindu rulers zealously defended their motherland, their subjects and above all their honor at a terrible cost; unlike the Arab conquest of the Persian empire within a short span of two decades and similar fate of Byzantine empire and smaller kingdoms of central Asia. In sharp contrast, the Islamic invaders had to fight multiple tortuous, gut-wrenching battles for centuries to subjugate the Hindus. The resistance offered by the masses to invaders and freebooters was formidable indeed. Occasionally there were some traitors, too, like Raja Jaichand of Kannauj, whose name has become synonymous with treachery.


      Written by Tavleen Singh | Indian Express, Updated: July 9, 2017 (thanks to Narayana):

      If you are in the media and dare to say anything good about Donald Trump, you risk being called a lunatic. So it is with trepidation that I admit that I was impressed with something the American President said last week in Warsaw. His words had special resonance for me because I believe they are as relevant to India as the West. He said, “Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilisation in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?”

      He was speaking of the threat of jihadist Islam to Western, Christian civilisation and values. But almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India, where more Muslims live than anywhere else, except Indonesia. The ideology of jihadist Islam is the exact opposite of the idea of India. What is the idea of India? The Dalai Lama defined it perfectly in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. He wrote, “India, where I now live, has been home to the ideas of secularism, inclusiveness and diversity for 3,000 years. One philosophical tradition asserts that only what we know through our five senses exists. Other Indian philosophical schools criticise this nihilistic view but still regard the people who hold it as rishis, or sages.”

      Islamism is based on the idea that if you do not accept the narrow, evil version of Islam, on which the ISIS founded its Caliphate, then you deserve to be killed. Does India have the will to stand up against this violent new interpretation of Islam? It is this will that is being tested in the Kashmir Valley and those districts of West Bengal that border Bangladesh. The violence that we saw last week in Basirhat is being treated as a problem of law enforcement. But is it? In the Kashmir Valley every time there is a violent upsurge, ‘moderate’ Kashmiri politicians say that the problem is political. But is it?

    2. In the long years that I have reported on the movement for ‘azadi’ in Kashmir, I have seen it change from being a place where the values of India were enshrined to becoming our own little Caliphate. This change began in the early Nineties when Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of the Valley, but most of us political commentators ignored what this meant. When liquor shops and bars were forcibly closed, when video libraries were vandalised and women forced to cover their heads, we ignored these things too. If moderate Kashmiri politicians noticed what was happening, they spoke of it only in private, and today it is groups declaring openly that they fight for Allah and Islam that have taken over. So is it a political movement we are dealing with or a religious one that threatens the values enshrined in the idea of India for thousands of years?

      My familiarity with what has happened in West Bengal is limited but it has worried me to see Mamata Banerjee fraternise openly with bearded maulanas. In their presence, she veils her head Islamic style, and holds her hands up in prayer Islamic style. These may seem like small gestures, but are they? Do they not send a dangerous message? How much violence must there be under the surface in Basirhat for a child’s Facebook post to cause the violent upsurge we saw last week? It has been reported as just another ‘communal riot’, but is that all it is?

      Most Indians have almost no interest in what happens in other countries, so what happened in Mindanao has barely found mention in our newspapers and news channels. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has been forced to impose martial law on the island because the town of Marawi was taken over by jihadist groups, who did this under ISIS flags. This happened at the end of May and Philippines’ troops are still fighting to get it back.


  7. Maybe Google is using cookies to tailor the results for you. My results at Google were quite different. How often do you use Snopes?

  8. .


    Good one Ash. Why would any of this group check a fact-checking site?


    1. I thought it quite lame by Ash.

    2. Ironically it came up at the top for Deuce. A 'suggestion' perhaps.

    3. .

      Google seems to be better than I thought at identifying the user's preferences.

      I ran the words 'Trump' and 'Poland' a couple ways and both list were prioritized entirely different than Deuce's. I had 11 stories in each of mine instead of the 9 in Deuce's list.

      No doubt Google knows what their reader's preferences are. Hard to say whether Google wants to give them what they want so they can whine or if the search engine is just playing with them.


    4. More accurate and succinctly:

      "Maybe Google is using cookies to tailor the results for you."

    5. My Top Four:

      NY Times





  9. I use a new start-up site named Queoogle's, working out of Detroit, Michigan.

    Their motto is:

    "They are all dicks"

    so the news tends to show everyone in the worst light possible.

    BOTH Hillary and The Donald were is the pay of the Russkies during the election, even that fooooool Johnson was as well.

    But it's better to know it than not.

  10. I googled "Trump and Poland". And got very similar to what Deuce posted above.

  11. Investigate this -

    July 15, 2017
    Investigate Hillary's Uranium One Collusion with Russia
    By Daniel John Sobieski

    Even if, as the likes of Charles Krauthammer insist, Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer invited in bt President Barack Hussein Obama and his Attorney General Loretta Lynch is “empirical evidence” of collusion between Team Trump and Russia, the correct answer is so what?

    Collusion in not a crime. Exchanging government favors for donations would be a crime, and neither Dr. Krauthammer nor anyone else has provided any evidence that any favor was granted as a result of that meeting, or that the Trump campaign benefited in any way from the meeting.

    One cannot say the same thing about Hillary Clinton and her role in the Uranium One deal with Russia. Clinton played a pivotal role in the Uranium One deal which ended up giving Russian interests control of 20 percent of our uranium supply in exchange for donations of $145 million to the Clinton Foundation. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a federal crime. As “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweitzer has noted:

    Tuesday on Fox Business Network, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” Breitbart editor at large and the author of “Clinton Cash,” Peter Schweizer said there needs to be a federal investigation into the Russian uranium deal then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department approved after the Clinton Foundation receiving $145 million from the shareholders of Uranium One….

    Discussing the Clinton Foundation receiving $145 million from the shareholders of Uranium One, he continued, “Look there are couple of things that are extremely troubling about the deal we touched on. number one is the amount of money $145 million. We are not talking about a super PAC giving a million dollars to support a candidate. We are not talking about campaign donations. We are talking about $145 million which by the way is 75 percent or more of the annual budget of the Clinton Foundation itself so it’s a huge sum of money. Second of all we are talking about a fundamental issue of national security which is uranium — it’s not like oil and gas that you can find all sorts of places. They are precious few places you can mine for uranium, in the United States is one of those areas. And number three we are talking about the Russian government. A lot of people don’t realize it now, in parts of the Midwest American soil is owned by Vladimir Putin’s government because this deal went through. And in addition to the $145 million Bill Clinton got half a billion dollars, $500,000 for a 20-minute speech from a Russian investment bank tied to the Kremlin, two months before the State Department signed off on this deal. It just stinks to high heaven and I think it requires a major investigation by the federal government.”

    Yet seemingly the only thing warranting a major federal investigation is a wasted 20 minutes of Donald Trump Jr.s life that he will never get back. Democrats and the media and, again, apologies for the redundancy, had no problem with Bill and Hillary Clinton brokering deals giving Russia and Putin 20 percent of our uranium supply to benefit Clinton Foundation donors, including Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra.

    Giustra earlier had a cozy relationship with Bill Clinton and participated in and benefitted from his involvement in a scam run by the Clinton Foundation in Colombia.....


  12. Well then, maybe Google has taken it upon itself to just irritate the living shit out of me.

  13. Tip Of The Ice Berg --

    July 15, 2017
    Colorado's 3,400 voter de-registrations scaring Democrats

    By Monica Showalter

    Democrats have always dismissed Republican concerns about illegal voter registrations and evidence of fraudulent voting as pure fantasy. Why, no illegal immigrant would dream of voting in a U.S. election, despite demonstrating a penchant for lawbreaking by entering the U.S. illegally. There's no such thing as a multiple-county or multiple-state voters despite the assorted convictions of ACORN operatives, which tell a different story. There is no such thing as an illegal immigrant casting a ballot – despite big money for voter registration efforts in illegal immigrant areas. Meanwhile, the very idea that illegal votes would be heavily slanted toward benefiting Democrats – who, in the Hugo Chávez style, offer free stuff from others' pockets – is unimaginable!

    Turns out that what's going on in Colorado refutes each and every one of those echo-chamber "narratives."

    Top officials in the Democratic National Committee are worried about a sudden drop in voter registrations in Colorado, concerned that President Donald Trump's new election commission is encouraging Democrats across the country to remove themselves from the electoral grid for fear of revealing personal information to the GOP leadership.

    Led by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, they've begun an effort – in conjunction with the Colorado Democratic Party – to persuade other members of the party's rank-and-file to stay registered.

    Now, make no mistake: the mainstream media are trying to spin the entire issue as one of "privacy" and "voter intimidation" just as the Democrats themselves are doing. Not once, for instance, in this piece, does the writer bring up that perhaps illegal aliens have registered in large numbers and now want to pull their names off the radar one step ahead of the law as the integrity of voter registrations and voting records is at long last being scrutinized – at the same time as an illegal immigration crackdown.

    There's reason to think de-registrations are happening precisely because illegally registered voters don't want their records of illegal voting known. If they were known, they would become prosecutable crimes and would likely take the perpetrators out of the running for any sort of amnesty or other opportunity for naturalization in the future. Illegal aliens have their interests like anyone else, and they act in their interests. It's reasonable to suggest that illegally registered voters – who had been illegally voting in broad daylight – are now scurrying for the shadows. They took a benefit that didn't belong to them, canceled out the votes of legitimate citizens in a very purple swing state, and now wish to avoid any consequences.

    Yet the media keep spinning the mass de-registrations as "privacy" concerns despite the fact that voter registrations are already all public. It's an unsubstantiated claim, in part because they sure as heck haven't provided even individual sob stories with names attached to demonstrate this claim. People who do have real privacy concerns (unrelated to the "privacy" of their illegally cast ballots) have options other than de-registering as a means of alleviating their concerns: Colorado allows for the provision of "private" registration for voters with a reasonable fear of jeopardy for one reason or another, were their data to be made public. Colorado voters use it. But not one of the 3,400 de-registrants running from the federal voter integrity team in Colorado seems to have done it.


    1. Democrats are taking the privacy narrative a step farther by loudly claiming voter suppression without a drop of evidence there, either, claiming (probably falsely) that they are going to expend great effort beyond their loud noisemaking now to get those 3,400 de-registered voters (all of whom they imply are legitimate) back on the voter rolls.

      "If you unregister, you are giving a victory to proponents of voter suppression," [DNC chair Tom] Perez said in an interview with McClatchy.

      It's disingenuous, given the likely real reason the de-registrations are happening. Voter suppression? As if an illegal immigrant really would be concerned about his illegal vote being "suppressed" over the prospect of a one-way deportation ticket back to Honduras – where some real voter suppression might be found. Or, as if illegal aliens just naturally put Democrat victory interests in Colorado above their own prospects for amnesty and a green card, or ACORN multi-voters put Democratic Party victory interests above their prospects for another stretch in the hoosegow. Sorry, Tom, the whole claim won't wash.

      Perez's yelling is a bid to cover up the likely reality that the 3,400 de-registered voters signal rampant illegal voting registration in exactly the place you would expect to find it – in an ultra-swing state whose elections have been won by razor-thin margins in at least the last three general elections. That it is Perez speaking out suggests a threatened rice bowl – and points to the reality that illegal voters vote Democrat. When the truth comes out from the commission on the de-registrations – and those 3,400 public documents should be examined by the federal commission as well – it may be a black mark on the history of the Democratic Party that they had won so many elections based on fraudulent Democrat votes cast by foreigners and criminals.

      Forecast: The Tom Perez re-registration gambit will fail. And we won't hear a word about it in the coming media "narrative."


  14. This is inconvenient for the Multi-culturalists:

    From Defend Europa "Replacement Migration: Average IQ Scores Dropping Across Europe" https://t.co/ZfKnwj3bSe

    The average IQ of ethnic Europeans is 100-103, while the average IQ of the invading Africans is as low as 70. The simple truth is: cultural, racial, and civilization egalitarianism is a lie.




    1. Europe is allowing itself to lower the average of IQ while there is no chance the Chinese will do anything so stupid.

      This Leftist idiocy will disadvantage future Europeans and further weaken democracy all to the advantage of China.

    2. Europe is allowing itself to lower the average of IQ while there is no chance the Chinese will do anything so stupid.

      This Leftist idiocy will disadvantage future Europeans and further weaken democracy all to the advantage of China.

      The EU progressives are turning over the future keys to dominance to China.

    3. Stupid Japanese ought to go Multicultural.

    4. I have trouble believing North Korea is in the top tier, where this:


      is the norm.

    5. India must have a huuuge range.

    6. Ireland no different than a bunch of Mexicans.

  16. I was at the meeting with the Russkies, and the Lady Russkie, and Trump Jr., and a few others.

    I was shocked to my toes when Quirk walked in with Me-Me, DaDa, Felony and Miss Demenoir on his arms. Quirk had about ten bottles of the best Russkie vodka, and, I can tell you, nothing of a diplomatic nature was mentioned. No politics at all. Just a ripping drunk party it was. Our Press always jumps to the conclusion that something nefarious is up when it was just a ripping party.

    1. I was hiding in a closet with Jay Leno.

    2. What were you doing in the closet with Jay Leno besides hiding ?

    3. Gathering info to use to blame Letterman.

    4. https://www.google.com/search?q=jay+leno+hiding+in+a+closet&rlz=1CAACAO_enUS720US720&oq=jay+leno+hiding+in+a+closet&aqs=chrome..69i57.11118j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

    5. All I could think of is you were in a walk in closet hanging the laundry.

      Your explanation is good enough.

  17. Chilling new ISIS video shows 'gay' man being thrown off roof as another man is beheaded


    Quirk can watch it and tell me what happened.

    Then lecture us about becoming more inclusive.

  18. His heart stopped for more than 30 minutes. How can he still be alive?

    John Ogburn doesn’t remember a single thing about Monday, June 26.

    He doesn’t remember waking up that morning, or helping prepare breakfast for his three young children, or kissing his wife Sarabeth goodbye, or any of the meetings he had with landscape design clients. He doesn’t remember driving to the Panera Bread in Cotswold Village. He doesn’t remember going to his favorite booth in the back, where he regularly sat for hours doing work on his laptop.

    He doesn’t remember crumpling to the floor at about quarter past 4, his heart gone completely, terrifyingly still.

    He doesn’t remember any of the many, many things that happened next. But in the two and a half weeks since, he’s come to understand this: If a single one of those things “didn’t happen correctly,” he says, “it could have gone differently pretty quickly.”

    And John Ogburn would be dead.

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    ‘It was a bad situation. It was really bad.’

    April Bradley was just starting her shift that afternoon as a delivery driver for Panera Bread. She went to clock in after grabbing a drink cup for her brother, who headed to the dining room to fill it but quickly returned to tell her that someone was passed out in the back of the restaurant.

    When they got to Ogburn, whom she immediately recognized as a regular, he was splayed out on the carpet and “his face was just like – ooooooo,” she shivers at the thought. “Dark purple – it was the scariest thing I’ve ever seen.” She picked up the phone and dialed 911, at 4:17 p.m.

    The response to the call came faster than anyone could have imagined.

    Maybe a football field away, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer Lawrence Guiler had just finished tending to a minor accident and was in his cruiser about to get back on the road.

    “I was leaving that report, made the left in the Harris Teeter parking lot, and the call came out for a male in cardiac arrest at the Panera Bread,” Guiler says. “I look up, and the Panera Bread is right there. So, immediately, I just told our dispatch, ‘Hey, I’m right here, put me on the call,’ and I went in to find him on the ground.”

    “It was a bad situation. It was really bad.”

    1. And Guiler should know. Before joining CMPD four years ago as an officer, he was an EMT in the Durham area – which made him an ideal person to be the first of the first responders.

      Guiler couldn’t find a pulse and established that Ogburn wasn’t breathing, so he began CPR. He estimates that the amount of time that passed between him getting the call and him starting life-saving efforts was “probably around 20 to 30 seconds.”

      About 30 seconds after Guiler arrived on the scene, another CMPD officer rushed into the restaurant.

      “Coincidentally, I was already dispatched to a second accident in the same parking lot in Cotswold, which generally doesn’t happen very often – the same time, the same parking lot,” says Nikolina Bajic, a native of Croatia who ended up in Kosovo as a war refugee, immigrated to this country, and has been a police officer in Charlotte since 2006.

      So within roughly 30 seconds of April Bradley calling 911, Ogburn was receiving CPR from someone who’d had a whole lot more experience administering CPR than the average police officer, much less the average person, and within about a minute, another officer was there to help.

      The officers agree it was a highly unusual situation – that Medic or Charlotte Fire Department personnel almost always get there first and start CPR, and that police typically are tasked with securing the scene, or directing traffic.

      How unusual?

      In 11 years as a police officer, Bajic says, “I’ve never had to do this.”

      ‘Nobody wanted to give up on him’

      The officers say a woman in the restaurant who identified herself as a nurse offered to assist, “and she definitely did,” Guiler says. “She didn’t do chest compressions, but she was helping me try and monitor his pulse, see if he was starting to respond.” (Bajic says they never got her name.)

      A few minutes later, four Charlotte firefighters from Station 14’s B Shift arrived, opened up Ogburn’s airway, and fitted him with an oxygen mask, says Medic spokesman Lester Oliva.

      They also began taking turns with the officers performing CPR – and again, it’s rare that police start CPR, much less continue once Fire and Medic arrive. Each person went at it for roughly two minutes at a time.

      Firefighters also used a defibrillator to deliver a shock that they hoped might restart his heart.

      It didn’t.

      Medic arrived at 4:26 p.m., say its records, and life-saving efforts continued as paramedic Benjamin Shaw and EMT Brittany Harris expanded the CPR rotation to eight.

      Two hundred compressions, switch off. Two hundred compressions, switch off. Two hundred compressions, switch off. (Says Guiler: “It was hot in the Panera Bread, we’re all doing compressions, which is very strenuous. ... The teamwork was everything.”)

      Medic shocked Ogburn with the AED again. And again. And again. They gave him a shot of epinephrine, which aims to return the heart to a normal rhythm. Then another. Then another.

      Nothing. No response. No pulse. No breathing. No sign of life. At this point, more than 20 minutes have gone by.

      “Me and my brother were (watching) and we were like, ‘There’s no way that this guy is gonna live through this,’ ” says April Bradley, the Panera employee. “And I thought even if he did come back, he’d be brain-dead.”

    2. Bajic admits they were not optimistic by the time they passed the half-hour mark.

      “(We figured) he’s not gonna come back, because – that long to be without pulse, generally it doesn’t end well,” she says.

      But they kept on.

      Adds Bajic: “Nobody wanted to give up on him.”

      ‘We don’t know what’s gonna happen’

      Around 4:30 p.m., while Ogburn was on the floor of the Panera Bread receiving CPR from eight first responders, his iPhone started ringing.

      It was his wife, Sarabeth.

      “I was trying to get in touch with him because our oldest son (5-year-old Huck) had his first loose tooth, so he wanted to FaceTime with him to show him,” she says. “I called a couple times, but he didn’t answer. I assumed he was in a meeting.”

      A little over an hour later, she was heading with Huck, 4-year-old daughter Birdie, and 2-year-old son Revel to her parents’ house for dinner when Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center called. She was told John had gone into cardiac arrest and that she needed to get to the emergency room immediately.

      “It was terrifying,” she says. “When I got there, I was taken into a room with two police officers, ER doctors, nurses and clergy. Basically, they said: ‘We don’t know what’s gonna happen.’ ”

      She says someone informed her that he received CPR for 38 minutes; Medic reported it at less (33 minutes) and the officers estimate it at more (45), but in any event, it was a lot.

      And although his pulse had finally been re-established on the scene, he was far from safe.

      When Ogburn was brought into the ER, the first person to examine him was Dr. Amy McLaughlin, Novant Health emergency medicine physician.

      “Medic tells us the story,” McLaughlin says: “that he collapsed in the Panera, that first responders were less than a minute away and started CPR ... that they had a total of eight shocks and five rounds of epinephrine, which is quite a bit. It’s a lot. And the total CPR time, which is a lot.”

      (Some context, from McLaughlin: “Generally, when you start getting into over 30 minutes, you start thinking, ‘When should we call this?’ Because we start thinking, if we got a pulse back – I mean, we’re (concerned about) no meaningful neurological outcome after a certain amount of time. So you sort of have to weigh that in.”)

      She says his pupils were responsive, which was a good sign, but his heart was still acting erratically, his blood pressure kept dropping, and they were having trouble keeping his oxygen levels up. So she put in an endotrachial tube to keep him oxygenated, gave him one medication to try to stabilize his heart and another to try to increase his blood pressure.

      A quick consultation with the cardiology unit ruled out a heart attack, and the CT scan McLaughlin ordered revealed that he didn’t have any blood clots.

      John Ogburn had no pre-existing heart conditions, there was no history of heart disease or heart issues in his family, he had a healthy diet, and he worked out at the 9Round kickboxing gym in Cotswold four to five days a week.

      “The medical term is idiopathic,” McLaughlin says, “which means: We can’t find a cause for it. The medical term for ‘we don’t know’ is idiopathic. Just sounds better, I guess.”

      ‘I got goosebumps all over’

    3. John Ogburn lies in a hospital bed at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center on June 27, the day after he went into cardiac arrest.
      Courtesy of the Ogburn family
      Ogburn was transported to the intensive care unit, then put into a hypothermia protocol, which – as McLaughlin explains – brings the patient’s body temperature down to several degrees below normal, decreasing the metabolic demand of the body so that it can recover.

      Essentially, the patient is medically paralyzed to keep his body from shivering, sedated into a coma, and given pain medicine. (It’s believed this hypothermia protocol might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest.) Ogburn’s body was warmed back up after two days – on his 36th birthday, in fact – and brought slowly out of sedation on Day 3.

      “When he started to wake up from the coma,” Sarabeth Ogburn says, “he squeezed my hand. I wasn’t sure if I would ever have that again.”

      His first few conscious days were a bit hazy, but it was quickly clear his brain had suffered no damage, and by the time Officers Bajic and Guiler came to the hospital to visit him on the Fourth of July, he was able to get out of bed to hug them.

      “It was very emotional,” Bajic says. “I got goosebumps all over because when I saw him and his wife, and how happy they are, and we met his parents and they couldn’t stop thanking us for saving their son’s life ... that’s when you realize, we did all this. ... All these people’s lives were impacted by what we did.”

      Just over a week after Bajic and Guiler found John Ogburn unresponsive, they stood with their arms around him in his hospital room, smiling for a camera.

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      “It was special to be out of the bed and be able to take a photo, get a good photo with both of them where I’m still connected to the IV but sort of sandwiched between them and with big smiles,” says John Ogburn, shown with Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officers Lawrence Guiler and Nikolina Bajic on July 4 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center.
      Courtesy of the Ogburn family
      A few days later, when that photo is shown to April Bradley, the Panera employee who called 911, she puts her hand to her face and her breathing hitches.

      “Awesome. That’s – that’s awesome,” she says, her voice cracking. She turns her head away, then starts sobbing, silently.

      ’This is why we do what we do’

      It is awesome. All of it.

      Amy McLaughlin, the ER doctor, points out: “If this had happened when he was on his way to Panera, he probably wouldn’t still be alive.”

      Lester Oliva of Medic adds: “If police would have not showed up and done CPR ... we might not have the outcome that we had with John.”

      Officer Guiler, the first first responder on the scene, shakes his head: “Not many people make it out of that situation. ... Seeing that he was able to make a full recovery is – I can’t even explain it. I can’t even explain it.”

      Officer Bajic tries: “A miracle.”

      McLaughlin sums it up: “Everything that could go right for him after this event did go right.”

      Astonishingly, the only after-effects appeared to be some short-term memory loss and an extremely sore chest – from the more than 3,500 compressions Oliva says were administered.

      John Ogburn now has a defibrillator implanted just beneath the surface of the skin near his left collarbone, there to give him a kick if something like this should happen again. But Sarabeth Ogburn says, “They do not expect to see him again until it’s time to change the battery in 10 years.”

    4. They’d like to go visit the hospital staff again anyway, just to hug them, and thank them. They want to thank the firefighters, the Medic personnel, the staff at Panera; they want to try to track down the mystery nurse; and most of all, they want the world to know how special the officers are.

      John Ogburn embraces Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Officer Nikolina Bajic on Tuesday. Bajic was one of two officers who first responded when Ogburn went into cardiac arrest at the Panera Bread restaurant in Cotswold Village late last month.
      Alex Kormann Courtesy of the Ogburn family

      “They’d be the first to say, you know, ‘We’re just doing our job’ type of thing,” John Ogburn says. “But from everything I’ve heard, they were doing more than their job.”

      What do the officers have to say about that?

      “We were just doing our job,” Guiler says. “We were in the right place at the right time. We would do it for anybody.”

      But both he and Bajic are clear on this: Knowing that they played a big part in saving Ogburn’s life is one of the best feelings they’ve ever had on said job.

      “Being a police officer’s a very stressful job,” Bajic says. “There are days that this job can be just like any other job, where you just feel like you don’t want to do this anymore, and that it’s too much. ... You become overwhelmed.

      “I explained to John’s wife, I was saying that we have our negative and positive charge, and when things like this happen, your positive goes way up and eliminates all this negativity that you had before. ... We look at each other like: This is why we do what we do. This is why.”


    5. That is quite a story, with a happy ending too.

    6. I like happy endings. They are the best kind of endings.

    7. I gave a man that was choking the Heimlich maneuver once.
      Got a good feeling from that.

  19. The Democrats’ “Great Freshman Hope,” Sen. Kamala Harris, is heading to the Hamptons to meet with Hillary Clinton’s biggest backers.

    The California senator is being fêted in Bridgehampton on Saturday at the home of MWWPR guru Michael Kempner, a staunch Clinton supporter who was one of her national-finance co-chairs and a led fund-raiser for her 2008 bid for the presidency. He was also listed as one of the top “bundlers” for Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, having raised $3 million.

    Guests there to greet Harris are expected to include Margo Alexander, a member of Clinton’s inner circle; Dennis Mehiel, a Democratic donor who is the chairman of the Battery Park City Authority, even though he lives between a sprawling Westchester estate and an Upper East Side pad; designer Steven Gambrel and Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman.

    Washington lobbyist Liz Robbins is also hosting a separate Hamptons lunch for Harris.

    Harris, a 52-year-old former prosecutor and San Francisco district attorney who went on to become California’s attorney general, was a star of the Senate intelligence committee hearing into President Trump’s ties to Russia, grilling US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Harris has also opposed 18 of Trump’s 22 administration nominees.

    Hanging out with losers.

  20. If the dims get their way, she could be Madam President in 7.5 years. Perhaps she could get Bernie (free stuff) Sanders as he VP. And of course if she wanted to garner the electoral votes of Jill fucking Stein or Gary (what is Aleppo) Johnson, she could grab one of them. Oh wait, they didn't win any.......never mind.

    1. First Black Female President.

      Beating White Privilege to the Prize.

  21. Gary Johnson was high during the entirety of the campaign.

    Never made any sense at all.

    1. I still think my computer joke was funny.

    2. The one about the three computers in a bar......?

    3. Naw: The one about what's an Aleppo.

  22. A kid came home from school crying. Mom says, "what's wrong, baby"? " teacher got on to me about something I didn't do," said the kid. "Oh, honey, I'm so sorry, maybe I'll go over there tomorrow and give her a piece of my mind," the Mom says. "By the way, what is it that you didn't do"? "My homework," said the little brat.