American Elephants


Really Tired of Journalists Who Cannot Do Their Jobs by The Elephant's Child

The news today seems to be entirely about Judge Roy Moore, and did he or didn’t he. On general principles, I am adamantly opposed to adult men dating underage girls of any age.  There are standards.

But in all honesty, I must confess that I am, on the basis of their behavior over the last few years, quite ready to assume that the whole thing was cooked up by Media Matters or Think Progress. The Left has gone so completely bonkers that I believe that they would go to any length just to be in control. They believe that is their natural due, that they are entitled.

I don’t vote in Alabama, so it’s not my business. I really resent being put in the position of being unable to have any confidence whatsoever in the Democrat Party. They used to be honorable opponents.



We Are Living in “Interesting Times” by The Elephant's Child

Victor Davis Hanson, writing at American Greatness, talks about the Frenzy we seem to be passing through. A “Salem moment” like the Salem witch trials. “It moves from host to host, fueled by rumor, gossip and self-righteous furor.” That sounds about right.

For about six months, cable news shows, the internet, and the major newspapers ginned up the charge of “Russian collusion”—as a means of explaining the otherwise inexplicable and unacceptable defeat of Hillary Clinton by someone without either political or military experience.

Pundits and talking heads without evidence echoed each other with ever more preposterous charges. Voting machines supposedly had been rigged by a monstrous man who later had stooped to remove the Martin Luther King bust from the West Wing. We were also told that all good souls of the Electoral College clearly should have vitiated their constitutional duties and denied Trump the presidency.

We were lectured at the height of the collusion frenzy that Trump would be 1) impeached, 2) removed by the emoluments clause, 3) forced to resign under the 25th Amendment, or 4) simply quit in shame.

Do read the whole thing. It’s comforting in a way to see that someone else finds what’s been going on  truly nutty. Yes. It’s true. If you think back, you’ll remember other times when we seem to have slipped a cog.

For more on the unbelievable scale, here’s Tucker Carlson’s interview with the Wall Street Journal’s Kim Strassel, who has been doggedly following the twists and turns of the Fusion GPS strange tale.

You’ve probably heard the ancient Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times”. I think we’re there.



Wind and Rain. Winter Approaches. by The Elephant's Child

Sorry about the light posting. Windstorm and power outages, disconnected. Unusual week, winter clearly approaches.

When I was growing up, we always had plenty of snow by Thanksgiving. My birthday is around Thanksgiving, and my birthday was always a sledding party. Winter in the Idaho mountains was not really a problem, because we were well prepared. We had our own plow on the jeep pickup for the times when the county didn’t get around to us promptly, which was usual. We had snowshoes. and plenty of snow shovels, and were particular about well plowed and tidy roads. It’s much worse here when it snows. Idiot city drivers.  And every road out of my neighborhood is a hill.




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