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Executive Compensation by American Elephant
September 13, 2007, 9:57 pm
Filed under: Humor

Lamborghini

Lamborghini introduced its 2008, fighter-jet inspired special-edition at the Frankfurt auto show. Carbon fiber body, 650 hp/12 cylinder, leather interior, and what I believe is the first all LCD instrument panel. Only 20 cars will be made.

The astronomical $1.4 million pricetag easily makes the Lamborghini “Reventón” as they are calling it, the most expensive penile compensation on the planet.



The NYT hits the fan! by American Elephant
September 13, 2007, 3:47 pm
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The New York Times

Turns out that the New York Times published that despicable ad by MoveOn.org calling General Petraeus a liar and accusing him of betraying his country at bargain basement prices.

The fringe leftist group confirms they paid only $65,000 for the ad which according to the Times would normally sell for $181,682! That’s more than $116,000 off.

Citing the shared liberal bent of the group and the Times, one Republican aide on Capitol Hill speculated that it was the “family discount.”

“I’m surprised they had to pay anything at all for the ad,” the GOP staffer said. “They could have just asked the editorial page to run it and it wouldn’t have cost them a cent.”

But don’t call them biased!

Now Rudy Giuliani is taking on the Times, demanding the same deep discount. And Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive has filed a complaint with the FEC over the Times potentially illegal sales practices.

Freedom’s Watch, who have produced ads by Iraq war veterans and their families stressing the importance of winning in Iraq (watch the ads here), plans to run an ad rebutting moveon.org’s despicable smear. They say they were charged a great deal more for ads they have already placed with the times, but they intend to demand the same discount for their new ad.

Meanwhile, Democrats in congress refused to allow a vote condemning MoveOn’s smear of General Petraeus, nor would any of the Democrat presidential candidates condemn the ad.

Despicable.

Republicans should not let the issue go until Democrats condemn such vile tactics. Of course, that would probably require Democrats to stop using such tactics themselves first.



Ted Olson for AG! by American Elephant

Theodore Olson

If I didn’t know already how eminently qualified former Solicitor General Ted Olson is for the job of Attorney General, this would convince me:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed on Wednesday to block former Solicitor General Theodore Olson from becoming attorney general if President George W. Bush nominates him to replace Alberto Gonzales.

…”He’s a partisan, and the last thing we need as an attorney general is a partisan,” Reid told Reuters in a brief hallway interview on Capitol Hill.

So, let’s see. Olson isn’t too partisan to serve as Assistant Attorney General, or Solicitor General, but he’s too partisan to serve as AG? Nonsense.

This, like everything else Democrats are hysterical about these days, is really all about the 2000 election.

Ted Olson represented then Governor Bush successfully in the infamous Bush v. Gore case before the Supreme Court. Democrats have convinced themselves that Bush stole that election, in spite of all the facts. The SCOTUS ruled 7-2, that’s right, seven to two,  that what Al Gore was trying to do — namely steal the election by scavenging for extra votes in only the precincts that favored him — was unconstitutional. Let me repeat that for all you liberals out there, the Supreme Court ruled seven to two that Al Gore was violating the constitution in his attempt to steal the election.

The 5-4 decision was regarding only the remedy. They had already determined 7-2 that Gore was violating the constitution, the question then became were they going to stop it. The four biggest liberals on the court came to the incomprehensible conclusion that it was not the job of the Supreme Court of the United States to stop unconstitutional behavior.

 Lays bare the liberals’ bald-faced lie that it was conservatives on the court that were  behaving in a partisan manner

And so Ted Olson was successful not because he was partisan, but because he was on the right side of the law, and Democrats were violating it. Exactly the kind of man we want to head the Justice Department.

So I say, Ted Olson for Attorney General, Mr. President! He is superbly qualified and a man of great honesty and inegrity. And seeing Demcorats smearing and attacking this highly qualified man of character will give Americans a much needed reminder of just how thoroghly dishonest and corrupt the Democrat party has become.



Democrats Calling the Kettle Black by American Elephant

crooks and liars

Democrats’ latest excuse for why our troops must immediately tuck tail and run from Iraq is that the “surge” — despite all evidence to the contrary — really isn’t working.  Now they say there’s been no political progress.

They also claim there’s been no reduction in violence while simultaneously claiming the reduction in violence is because of war lords, not our troops. The fact that several of their members have come back from trips to Iraq lauding the substantial progress lays bare this latest lie.

Nevermind that, like Democrats, the Iraqi parliament has been on vacation for the past month and can hardly be expected to make political progress in absentia — political progress has, nonetheless, been made.

One day after Democrat leaders called Maliki, “incompetent,” and demanded that the duly-elected leader of a sovereign nation be removed, the leader of the largest Iraqi insurgency surrendered and agreed to cooperate with the Iraqi government.

Then days later, Maliki and top Shi’ite, Sunni and Kurdish political leaders announced they had come to consesnsus on a range of fundamental issues.

And it occurred to me that in the past three weeks or so, Iraqis have compromised more in their national interest, than Democrats have compromised in the past seven years in ours.

Energy policy, healthcare, tort reform, social security reform, national security, the war, you name it and Democrats have put their own partisan interest ahead of the national good in every case. They’ve demagogued and demonized, leaked, lied and mischaracterized, but when it comes to solving the very real problems that face our nation, compromise has been off the Democrats’ table.

Even with majorities in both houses, President Bush still made concessions to Democrats on issue after issue after issue in the interest of bipartisanship. But the left has become utterly totalitarian. Compromise is not in their lexicon. Political victory at any and all costs is all they seem to understand anymore.

Perhaps if Democrats want to demand that Iraqis compromise, they should start by showing them how it’s done.




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