American Elephants


Not for ALL the Freaking Money in the World! by American Elephant
September 18, 2010, 9:51 am
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Seriously. You could offer me every last dollar on Earth, and I still wouldn’t do this. I couldn’t! My hands are sweaty just watching it.

Call me whatever names you like, I won’t do it, won’t, won’t, won’t, won’t, won’t! Blah!

Would you?

(via Ace)



Purely Political Plan to Prevent Pundits from Pushing Precious Metals. by The Elephant's Child

Representative Anthony Weiner, (D-NY) and Representative Henry Waxman (D- Beverly Hills) have announced that a September 23 hearing of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection will focus on “legislation that would regulate gold-selling companies, and industry who’s[sic] relentless advertising is now staple of cable television.”

The proposed legislation seems as much aimed at conservative journalists as at the gold-dealers.  The press release says “Goldline employs several conservative pundits to act as shills for its’ [sic] precious metal business, including Glenn Beck, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, and Fred Thompson.  By drumming up public fears during financially uncertain times, conservative pundits are able to drive a false narrative.  Glenn Beck. for example, has dedicated entire segments of his program to explaining why the U.S. money supply is destined for hyperinflation with Barack Obama as president.”

Imagine the outrage if a Republican-majority Congress started investigating and cracking-down on big advertisers in such liberal outlets as the New York Times.  Have some First Amendment freedom-of-the-press people marching in the streets.

Is it possible that Mr. Weiner wants to calm fears of hyperinflation?  Unlikely, for this would be a particularly futile way to do it.  The hearings will undoubtedly be quite a show, which is just what is intended.  George Soros is reportedly buying a lot of gold.  Do you suppose he is invited?



Texas Sues the Environmental Protection Agency! by The Elephant's Child

The State of Texas on Thursday filed a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a federal appeals court in Washington D.C. claiming four new regulations imposed by the EPA are based on the thoroughly discredited findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and are ‘factually flawed.’

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says that the rules are illegal, and if imposed will cost Texans in higher energy costs and tens of thousands of lost jobs.

“The state explained that the IPCC, and therefore the EPA. relied on flawed science to conclude that greenhouse emissions endanger public health and welfare,”Abbott said.  “Because the Administration predicated its Endangerment Finding on the IPCC’s questionable facts, the state is seeking to prevent the EPA’s new rules, and the economic harm that will result from these regulations, from being imposed on Texas employers, workers, and enforcement agencies.”

Revelations of sloppy research included in IPCC reports,  magazine articles presented as science,  false claims, and discredited science.  In one report a prediction that glaciers would melt in 25 years was due to a researcher transposing numbers and writing 2035 instead of 2350 which was the year glaciers were projected to be in danger.

One of the rules imposed by the EPA would extend clean air regulations to the tailpipes of personal cars and trucks.  Abbott says that the pollutants which the EPA aims to restrict by this rule aren’t even found in internal combustion vehicles.

The so-called ‘Tailoring Rule,’ would require that all Texas clean air regulations be ‘tailored’ to match federal rules by January 2, 2011, or the EPA will impose its rules on Texas.

“Today’s court filings,” Abbott said, “challenge the EPA’s attempts to ignore federal law, impose their federally mandated deadlines and force Texas to spend millions of dollars advancing the Administration’s regulatory agenda.”



Asian Man Driving Front Loading Washing Machine Is Attacked by Ninjas On Roller Skates. by The Elephant's Child
September 18, 2010, 7:20 am
Filed under: Entertainment, Humor, Movies, Terrorism

Headline and video from the demented Borderline Sociopathic Blog for Boys.



Little Glimmers of Hope? by The Elephant's Child

Barton, Burgess and Blackburn — doesn’t that sound like a prestigious law firm?  These are Representatives Joe Barton, Michael Burgess and Marsha Blackburn who have just introduced the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act (BULB) HR 6144.  The legislation would repeal the upcoming ban on the incandescent light bulb  that is contained in Subtitle B of Title III of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Give these nice people a little appreciation!  We and you have been bemoaning the upcoming ban, and they are trying to do something about it.  Give them a call to show them how much we are behind them on this one.

The Washington Post recently reported that the last major GE factory that made ordinary incandescent bulbs is closing this month, a sad exit for a product that traces its roots to Thomas Edison’s invention in the 1870s.  The remaining 200 workers at the plant in Winchester, VA will lose their jobs.  CFLs, compact florescents, are made overseas, mostly in China.

GE and Sylvania are working  in this country on halogen bulbs.  There is much that is not understood about the switch to CFLs.  Walk through the lightbulb aisle at your local Home Depot or equivalent and see all the different types of incandescent bulbs.  The change supposedly will result in savings in energy.

Preventing greenhouse gas emissions is popular with a Congress that believes in global warming global climate disruption. ( I can’t type those words without snorting).  But the science that supports such a belief has gone by the wayside, and all the expensive governmental efforts that attempt to reduce carbon dioxide  emissions turn out to be useless.  But a Congress that thinks that they are thus reducing our dependence on foreign oil will believe anything, even what the lobbyists tell them.




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