American Elephants


How Liberals get their tiny little brains so packed full of lies… by American Elephant

President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan.

Greenspan Corrects Record, Slams Democrats

Two days ago, it was reported that Alan Greenspan said in his new book that, “the Iraq War is largely about oil.” Within hours the story had been picked up by news and bloggers around the world. Liberal websites were beside themselves with glee! “See! Greenspan says Bush went to war for oil!…Its all for oil!”

By Wednesday, a Google search returned 1,310,000 hits on the story.

Now we find out that Greenspan’s views were misrepresented:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Clarifying a controversial comment in his new memoir, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said he told the White House before the Iraq war that removing Saddam Hussein was “essential” to secure world oil supplies, according to an interview published on Monday.

Greenspan, who wrote in his memoir that “the Iraq War is largely about oil,” said in a Washington Post interview that while securing global oil supplies was “not the administration’s motive,” he had presented the White House before the 2003 invasion with the case for why removing the then-Iraqi leader was important for the global economy.

“I was not saying that that’s the administration’s motive,” Greenspan said in the interview conducted on Saturday. “I’m just saying that if somebody asked me, Are we fortunate in taking out Saddam?’ I would say it was essential.” [read more]

But the damage is done. Liberals have their “narrative,” and no amount of facts will ever convince them that Alan Greenspan didn’t say Bush went to war for oil. They’ll never even see this story. Even if they see it, they wont read it.

Similarly, Liberals still believe the “Haditha Massacre” is proof that the military and Bush are war criminals, despite the fact that it never happened, that the entire story was based on nothing but enemy propaganda and that almost all the charges have now been dropped.

They also still believe that Scott Beauchamp was relating truthful stories about war crimes committed by American troops in his columns for the disgraced New Republic despite the fact that he has been thoroughly exposed as a fraud. They believe that the abuses at Abu Gharib were directed from the White House even though the only officer charged was just acquitted of all charges because he had no idea it was even going on.

They believe that Joe Wilson was telling the truth even though a bipartisan investigation consisting of equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans concluded unanimously that he lied. They think Valerie Plame was covert even though the man who outed her was never arrested.

They still believe that soldiers at Guantanamo were desecrating Qurans by flushing them down the toilet, even though that story was proven to be another lie, and they still believe President Bush lied us into war despite the unanimous findings of four bipartisan and nonpartisan investigations that all unanimously find that no one lied, no one misled, and no one was pressured to deliver anything but the best intelligence (and a UK report that came to the same conclusion.)

Nor will they ever hear that Alan Greenspan really said that it was NOT the Bush administrations motive to go to war in Iraq for oil. Nor that Greenspan himself told Bush it was “essential” to remove Saddam for the security of the global economy.

Nor will Liberals ever hear that Greenspan believed that Saddam had WMD and that Saddam was intent on controlling the straights of Hormuz.

Greenspan slams Democrats

Likewise, the news traveled around the globe that Greenspan criticized Republicans’ spending. But lefties will never hear or read that Greenspan said, “the Democratic Party … has moved … very significantly in the wrong direction.”

And even if they do see it, what Greenspan has to say now, suddenly won’t be that meaningful to them as it was.

And so it has gone as long as this war has been on. Liberals are so eager to believe the absolute worst about their country, our military and our president that they don’t even stop to notice the propaganda they are swallowing whole is written, produced and directed by al Qaeda Productions Incorporated. And they certainly aren’t going to hang around long enough to risk hearing otherwise.

And so we have it, that Liberals tiny little walnut sized brains are full to overflowing with enemy propaganda and lies. But don’t even bother trying to correct them…they aren’t interested in the truth. Not even if it concerns matters of life and death, war and peace or the security of our very nation.

Nurturing their obsessive hatred for George W. Bush is all that matters to them, and they will nurture it at the expense of anything and everything else.

Lord, help us!



Democrats: Still most unpopular Congress EVER! by American Elephant

Poor Donkey

Six feet under and digging fast

Not content with their previous record as the most unpopular Congress ever recorded, Democrats are soaring to new all-time lows:

A paltry 11 percent rated Congress positively, beating the previous low of 14 percent in July.

By comparison, almost three times as many Americans approve of President Bush’s performance. Even at their most unpopular, the Republican congress was never anywhere near this loathed.

I repeat what I said last July when Democrats first broke the all time low rating:

No congress has been this unpopular since—well, since the last time Democrats controlled congress in 1992 . No congress has ever scored lower, although they came close in 1979 with a 19% approval rating when—no surprise here—Democrats were also in control.

And for good reason…undermining the country and the military in wartime, unconstitutional powergrabs, vote fraud, leaking classified documents, over 300 partisan witch-hunt investigations that have uncovered a grand total of zero illegal or unethical acts, a cornucopia of new taxes, even more secretive and unaccountable earmark spending, and corruption that makes Bob Ney look like a Catholic nun.



Grandma ARRESTED for not watering lawn by American Elephant
September 19, 2007, 8:25 am
Filed under: News | Tags: ,

Betty Perry

The Nanny State on crack:

OREM – Betty Perry pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges she failed to water her lawn and resisted arrest when an officer attempted to cite her…

“Today, law enforcement in Orem has enshrined itself as the laughing stock of our country by prosecuting a 70-year-old great-grandmother for allegedly not watering her lawn,” Allred said. “This ill-conceived action ensures Orem’s law enforcement authorities first place in the [Guinness World Records] for stupidity.”

Indeed!



Even Canadian officials seek American healthcare by American Elephant
September 19, 2007, 8:08 am
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Even Canadian government officials are coming to America for better care. Where are Canadians going to flee for real healthcare when our system is just as crappy as theirs? Where are we going to go?

Liberal MP Belinda Stronach, who is battling breast cancer, travelled to California last June for an operation that was recommended as part of her treatment, says a report.

…MacEachern said the decision was made because the U.S. hospital was the best place to have it done [read more]



The Ministry of Health by American Elephant

Minhea

Another day, another Stalinist healthcare plan! Seriously, ginormously Stalinist. Hillary has unveiled her frightening new plan to destroy the entire American Healthcare system. And there is no question it will absolutely obliterate the healthcare system we have today — the finest healthcare in the world. Everyone may be covered under Democrats plans, but God forbid anyone should get sick!

“This is not government-run. There will be no new bureaucracy,” says Hillary. 

Horsehockey! That’s a bald-faced lie.

This plan gives government vast new control and power at every level of healthcare. Power over you, power over your doctors and nurses, power over your hospital and other providers, power over your insurance company, and power over all American businesses of any size.

There is no way to do what she is calling for without massive, massive new federal bureaucracy and control.

Hillary’s federally mandated system forces every American to buy healthcare whether they want it or not. The government will determine if you can afford it. It forces every business, small and large, to offer healthcare whether they want to or not and whether they feel they can afford it or not. Again, the government will tell you what your business can afford. And guess what else you’ll be paying for? Everyone who the government determines can’t afford heathcare.

What a BRILLIANT plan to lower the cost of healthcare for Americans! A massive new federal bureaucracy on top of eveything we already pay for that forces you to pay for your own health insurance, PLUS forces you to foot the bill for people who dont have insurance! (a great percentage of the time, for no other reason than because they dont want to). That sounds SO much more efficient and inexpensive. Lord knows whenever I want something done efficiently and at low cost, the first place I turn is the federal government! BRILLIANT!

New Democrat Logo

“Shared Responsibilty”

Her Orwellian plan further Forces insurance companies to insure everyone and cover everthing no matter what. So why have insurance at all!?  Why dont we all just wait til we gat sick, THEN get insurance!

Insurance companies will also be forced to offer what she calls “fair” prices, which can only mean that the government will decide what fair is. You should know, the governmen not very long ago decided what fair prices for immunizations were and drove all but three companies out of business! The three that remain often arent able to produce enough flu vaccine to meet demand!

Oh this plan sounds just GREAT!!!

Doctors and hospitals will be forced to offer “affordable” care. In case you haven’t learned to decipher Hillary’s NewSpeak, that means the government will be deciding what affordable is. And you know what that means? That means hundreds of thousands of doctors, nurses and other providers fleeing the medical industry because its just not worth it anymore and millions of students who decide they dont want to go into medicine afterall! Brilliant!  

From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs

“Working families will receive a refundable tax credit to help them afford high-quality health coverage…The refundable tax credit will be designed to prevent premiums from exceeding a percentage of family income, while maintaining consumer price consciousness in choosing health plans.”

That’s right, healthcare prices should be fair! They should never exceed a certain percentage of a person’s income. And if they do? Generous, benevolent government will pick up the rest!

Except government doesn’t have any money. It only takes money from you and me. So how does Komrade Hillary propose we pay for the program she laughably estimates will cost a mere $110 billon per year? Well, by repealing Bush’s evil, “tax cuts for the rich,” naturally.

But wait, you say, those tax cuts have resulted in the biggest increases of revenue into the government piggy bank in American history — wouldn’t repealing them reverse those record-breaking increases? OF COURSE THEY WOULD! But Democrats are physiologically incapable of understanding any economic principle more complicated than “must-raise-taxes!’

The truth is also that the Bush tax cuts turned the economy around, and kept it from dipping into a second recession after 9/11. Raising taxes, which Democrats are hell-bent on doing, is guaranteed to hurt the economy. And how much more will her plan cost then? When millions more Americans are out of work? 

What Hillary has proposed is not a plan to lower the cost of healthcare — it’s a disaster plan that will  drive the cost of healthcare into the stratosphere and send quality and availability of service straight to the morgue.

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it

Far and away the greatest contributing factors to the high cost of healthcare are the federal government’s already suffocating regulation, and the cost of liability. HMO’s were born from there only adding to the problem. Hillary’s plan does nothing about the latter two and makes the biggest contributing factor one hundred times worse.

And by controlling the prices of prescription drugs, as Komrade Hillary’s plan promises to do, she will destroy innovation.We have been enjoying a virtual gold-rush in new treatments and medicines because pharmaceutical companies have been able to pour money into research and development. When Hillary takes that profit away, you can kiss your cures goodbye.

Above and beyond the cost, and above and beyond the crushing blow her plan will deal to availability of service, the availabilty of doctors and the innovation of new treatments and cures, look at how involved the government has already gotten in making lifestyle choices for you. Democrats are already saying they will force you to buy insurance, force you to go to the doctor, theyre already outlawing fats and going after fast food. Their justification is that the public is having to pay for some of the cost of healthcare. Imagine how involved the government will be in regulating your personal choices and activities when they are in charge of the whole system!

And one and two and bend and three! Stretch, Comrades, stretch!

How long will it be before they have you lined up in rows performing mandatory morning calisthenics?

Other socialist healthcare systems have failed, contrary to what Komrade Michael Moore says. They are falling over eachother in the rush to de-regulate and privatize. In the meantime however, they are refusing service — refusing service — to people who smoke, and people who are too fat. They are encouraging the abortion of babies with medical problems and refusing life-saving procedures when they decide the odds are not good enough. People are dying waiting in line for care.

Oh, and what about the 12-20 million illegal immigrants who make up at least half of the uninsured? Hillary won’t say if they’ll be covered.

OF COURSE THEY WILL!  Democrats can’t wait to pass amnesty so they can sign 20 million illegal immigrants up to vote. And who do you think is going to foot the bill for them? You are.

What a BRILLIANT plan! Ingenious really! Make healthcare more affordable by quadrupling the bureaucracy and then forcing you to pay for 20 million illegal immigrants and 27 million college kids who would rather spend their money on beer than on insurance on top of all your normal costs!

Why didn’t anybody think of it before? Oh yeah, they did…

Big Brother is Watching You



The most moving performance… by American Elephant
September 19, 2007, 2:57 am
Filed under: Humor, Pop Culture

…I have seen in a very long time.*

Mt Rushmore

*full disclosure: I haven’t seen many performances lately



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