American Elephants

“I Did That” Stickers Are Going Up All Over, Even if Biden Refuses Responsibility! by The Elephant's Child
November 29, 2021, 7:15 pm
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You do understand, of course, that nothing is ever Joe Biden’s fault. According to Breitbart, President Biden is planning to blame businesses for inflation and higher prices, accusing them of making record profits. He has already blamed meat processors for higher prices on meat, and blamed oil companies for the rise in gasoline prices.

Those “I Did That” stickers may have come along just at the right time. They are appearing on more gas pumps around the nation all the time. Mr. Biden’s approval rating is now down to 37.8 percent in the latest USA Today/Suffolk University poll. Oddly enough, disapproval, stickers, poll numbers, and complaints don’t seem to result in any serious consideration, or even the vaguest thought of doing anything differently by this administration.

Sometime early in the Biden administration, President Biden appeared with a ice cream cone, and people rushed to tell him what a good symbol it was. He took it right to heart, because he claimed that he really liked ice cream, and now, in a very large percentage of his photographs, he is eating an ice cream cone. One might think he would be gaining weight like mad, but he doesn’t seem to be. Maybe he just eats them for the camera, and discards the rest? No criticism, I just think it’s funny.

As I Was Saying… by The Elephant's Child
November 27, 2021, 8:28 pm
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Business Insider magazine: “Electric vehicles won’t save us– We need to get rid of cars completely!
“Making transit available within a 10 minute walk of people’s homes would not only encourage its use and create tens of millions of jobs, but could begin to transform our relationship to mobility. ..There was a moment during the pandemic where it felt that change was not only possible, but was happening in front of our very eyes. Streets were closed to vehicles so people had space to move, and t6emporary bike lanes were thrown up to encourage cycling”. ….”We should seize this opportunity to challenge the past century of auto-oriented planning and emphasize walking, cycling, and transit use over driving. Not only would people’s quality of life improve, but if we’re serious about taking on the climate crisis, we need to significantly reduce the number of cars and SUVs on the road–regardless of what powers them.”

So there you go! Always immediately someone there with a solution! All that progress from having to get out the horse and buggy, which involved a barn, hay, learning how to drive a buggy, and not being able to go very far. So eventually we were able to just have a garage and mobility, able to zip around and do all sorts of errands and have time for the rest of life, and we can solve everything by transforming our relationship to mobility! Always some idiot with no understanding of history, reality, or the complications of life, ready with a “perfect” solution. And here I thought we were still waiting on our individual little flight machines to zip us off to Nordstorm or the grocery store with all those packages to bring home. Who knew?

Democrat presidential candidate Andrew Yang said: “Climate Change May Require Elimination of Car Ownership – Suggests ‘constant roving fleet of electric cars’– “We might not own our own cars.” UK funded 2019 report ‘Absolute Zero’ urged climate lockdowns: ‘Stop flying…no new roads, airport closures…stop eating beef & lamb…stop doing anything that causes emissions’ – Regulate CO2 similar to ‘asbestos’.”

The Climate of the Earth Is Controlled By The Action of Our Sun, And the Sun is Just Fine! by The Elephant's Child
November 27, 2021, 7:19 pm
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The phony panic about “Climate Change” emerged from Klaus Schwab’s Davos Meeting, and has way too much to do with “The Great Reset”. The Climate is not changing. The Climate is controlled by the action of our sun, and the Sun is just fine. These big phony panics arise from time to time, and scare people, gradually get investigated, debunked and die out. It sometimes is more effective at scaring people, and thus sticks around longer. Study up, consider the source, and investigate thoroughly, before you even consider panicking.

What is “Expertise” And Is It Useful? by The Elephant's Child
November 27, 2021, 3:48 pm
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Oh, ha, ha, ha! Headline, “Biden to Increase U.S. Oil Lease Fees 50% While Accusing ‘Big Oil‘ of Anti-competitive Price Gouging!” (blissfully unaware, of course). He accused oil companies of “artificially increasing prices through illegal and anti-competitive actions.” What’s the line? “Let’s Go Brandon?”

Before being president, and a vice president, Mr. Biden was a U.S. senator for something like 36 years, so his failure to understand how the U.S. government works seems a little preposterous, but there you go. His cratering approval numbers are therefore somewhat unsurprising.

The team he has appointed to support him has no expertise in the fields which they have been appointed to lead. Kamala has no expertise in immigration, Raimondo has no expertise for commerce, Becerra has no expertise for health and Buttigieg has no expertise in transportation, though he did say he likes riding on trains.

Unfortunately, the supply-chain problem has arisen in transportation and demonstrates Buttigieg’s complete lack of any ideas about what do. But never fear, he wants to move on from transportation to become the first gay president, another office for which he is completely unprepared and unqualified.

Just saw another new list of the nation’s governors, ranking them for their success in managing their states (a quick search would probably turn it up, which might help in the future as most presidents have formerly been governors.) We’re apt to get better presidents if they have some useful previous experience, but the closest thing we have to offer is governorships. Haven’t had any corporate CEOs as presidents as yet, but they might have better ideas about how to manage.

Donald Trump did have a lot of valuable experience, but the Left was so consumed with “Trump Derangement Syndrome” that they had no idea nor understanding of what he actually accomplished, which was pretty amazing.

This is Why They Are Called “Wildlife” by The Elephant's Child

Understanding Geography! by The Elephant's Child
November 24, 2021, 12:15 pm
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“Joe Biden Addresses High Gas Prices: Americans Can Save Money If They Buy Electric Cars”. Ooops! President Biden has clearly never driven in the western states, nor perhaps never been in many of them. Out here we don’t necessarily have “charging stations” every few miles. We have long stretches of road without a gas station or anything else for 50 miles or so. It’s open country, and a big country. Electric cars are not going to sell out here, and anyone venturing on western roads in an electric car may well get stranded.

Get a Covid-19 Booster Shot! by The Elephant's Child
November 22, 2021, 8:39 pm
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The CDC, the Center for Disease Control, is recommending Covid-19 booster shots. The Biden administration announced that Americans who have been fully vaccinated with a two-dose regimen against Covid-19 should receive a booster, citing the threat from the very contagious Delta variant.

Covid-19 wants badly to become a worldwide epidemic, and is doing the best it can to achieve that dreadful goal. The best remedy we have, according to our very best medical sources, is to get vaccinated. People are getting all hung up on “mandates” and “you can’t tell me what to do”. Some people do contract the disease and recover, but not everybody does.Your best chance of not becoming just another statistic, is to get vaccinated. It’s free, and it works.

Does It Make It Alright If Somebody Else Did It? by The Elephant's Child
November 22, 2021, 8:21 pm
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I’m wondering to what extent ‘suggestibility’ plays a part in events. Does someone driving a vehicle at high speed through a crowd, killing all sorts of innocents suggest to other so-inclined nutcases that it can be copied? Or that it is permissible because someone else has done it? We seem to have had looters invading Nordstrom stores and making off with the merchandise, and Louis Vuitton stores as well.

Store clerks are not exactly prepared to cope. It has spread from one city to another, apparently because someone got away with it? I don’t pretend to understand the motivations. But Nordstrom has nice stores and the merchandise is top quality, so if someone succeeds in just walking in and helping themselves, lots of others are going to do it too? Did mothers not teach their children to be law-abiding citizens, but to take advantage of whatever comes along?

All About “Infrastructure” by The Elephant's Child
November 20, 2021, 6:23 pm
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We now have another big “Infrastructure” bill, which is supposed to indicate to the suffering taxpayers that their increased taxes are actually fixing stuff that needs fixing. This is, of course, nonsense.

“Infrastructure” is simply a slush fund so they can have some extra money to spend on winning the next election. In other words, if you see the title “Infrastructure,” it is not what it pretends to be. You’re just getting your taxes raised. The Federal Government has no money of its own, it all comes out of your wallet. And the money they are spending to win your votes comes out of your wallet. It might be a good idea to let your congresspeople know that you are not fooled by the word “infrastructure.”Don’t know if it would help, but it would at least let them know that you’re onto them.

Victor Davis Hanson Has a New Book ! by The Elephant's Child
November 20, 2021, 12:23 pm
Filed under: Politics

Fascinating conversation! Do take the time to listen if you can. You may want to buy this book! It’s an important one. Victor Davis Hanson is right at the top of my list of people I always listen to and read. Noted historian, scholar, farmer in California’s great Central Valley, and fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

How Do We Save the Planet in the Wake of Climate Change? LA has the answer! by The Elephant's Child
November 18, 2021, 6:13 pm
Filed under: Politics

To follow up on the previous post, I must add this one: From Reason magazine: “To Fight Climate Change, Los Angeles Bans Restaurants From Giving Out Unsolicited Ketchup Packets.” There you go. The problem of a changing climate is solved. Fines are capped at $300 a year, so the cost of giving someone a ketchup packet to go wit their French Fries will not be that outrageous. Climate change! Has everybody gone totally nuts? Lost their ability to use their minds? You could not pay me enough anyway to make me visit Los Angeles. but saving the planet with refraining from giving out ketchup seems a little dimwitted.

There Is No Climate Crisis! None. by The Elephant's Child
November 17, 2021, 6:33 pm
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There is no climate crisis. The climate of the earth is controlled by the action of the sun, and our sun is just fine. Carbon dioxide is not poisonous, it is plant food. Nurseries pump some extra CO2 into their greenhouses to make their plants grow lush and strong. The slight increase of CO2 in the atmosphere is causing bountiful crops all over the world, and feeding hungry people. Australia has written up their successful crops this year for the international press. Even Afghanistan is reporting excellent crop yields, in the midst of their wars.

Consult regularly; Climate Depot, Watt’s Up With That, Master Resource and Dr. Roy Spencer. Dr.Spencer flies the satellites for NASA that measure the temperatures of the world’s atmosphere and Dr, John Christy, also at Huntsville, measures with weather balloons. If you visit those few websites daily or regularly, you will have a pretty good idea of what is going on, without the hysteria of the activists. All are interesting, and highly informative.

You don’t think anyone is going to admit that there is no climate crisis when they get to jet off to exciting big climate conferences in Scotland, on somebody else’s dollar, do you?

Greta Thunberg is an autistic Swedish child who latched onto climate activism without knowing much of anything about the climate. Activists welcome a passionate child activist to their cause. Means lots of press interest, and publicity. Her activism is enriching her parents, and giving her a real interest to combat the autism. She even got her portrait painted on the side of a building in San Francisco. I assume it’s still there. The ease with which the worldwide press is able to stir something up into a worldwide crisis is disturbing

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