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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.



Feinstein screws vets for benefit of rich hollywoood elites by American Elephant

Criminally Corrupt Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein is at it again. Last month we told you how she had steered millions and millions of dollars in military contracts to companies that her husband profits from directly.

Now the Wall Street Journal exposes a $4 BILLION handout she gives to her rich contributors in wealthy West LA at the expense of Americas injured veterans:

Ms. Feinstein, who in the last election received some of her largest donations from the rich area, has been only too happy to come to its defense. She honed in on the military construction and veterans affairs bill–a sensitive spending vehicle that few Republicans would dare vote against, and that President Bush would be loath to veto. She then slipped in an earmark provision that would bar the VA from disposing or leasing any of the ground. Thus a potential $4 billion worth of help and aid for our nation’s veterans goes bye-bye in the name of preserving a view for those Hollywood actors who play veterans in the movies. [read the whole thing]

So much for Democrat’s claims to care about our veterans.

And when Republicans tried to strip this egregious earmark from the bill, Feinstein’s comrade in corruption, Barbara Boxer, jumped to her feet in indignation and threatened that anyone who voted against Feisntein’s multi-billion giveaway to her rich hollywood liberal supporters, would have their projects and earmarks killed.

Republicans may have had a few corrupt members, but you’ll notice they’re all gone now. We get rid of corruption when we discover it — Democrats, on the other hand, keep them, re-elect them and promote them. (And their corrupt counterparts in the news media naturally cover for them.)

Barbara Boxer for example was one of the most egregious offenders in the congressional banking scandal, yet here she is threatening anyone who tries to stop her and Feinstein from giving a $4 billion handout to their rich Hollywood supporters at the expense of injured veterans.

In addition to her latest heinous earmark, Feinstein was discovered to have been profitting from defense contracts — yet Democrats won’t even think about investigating her.

No, mark my words, the very same corrupt crew of Democrats that were stripped of power in 1992 are still there, they’ve been promoted since, and they’ve been waiting 15 very long years to get their corrupt clutches back on the reins of power. Now that they have it, they are doing everything in their power to make certain they never lose it again (undermining the war, the fairness doctrine, amnesty, etc), and I’d be willing to bet good money that they’re already up to their eyeballs in corruption that will make anything Republicans did look like child’s play.



Has anybody seen this man? by American Elephant

Treasonous, national-security-document-stealing Sandy Berger confers with his boss, Bill Clinton

Entire 6,000 page Diana dossier ‘disappears’ from Paris archives

Have their been any Sandy Berger sightings in Paris lately? I’m just sayin!



One down, one to go! by American Elephant
September 1, 2007, 4:49 am
Filed under: Politics | Tags: , ,

Mike Nifong and James Earle

Disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong and disgraceful prosecutor Ronnie Earle

Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III has sentenced former Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong to jail for criminal contempt. It’s good to see some semblance of justice finally meted out in the Duke Lacrosse non-rape non-case. Nifong has already lost his job and lost his law license, but the one day sentence is much too lenient in my humble opinion. Prosecutors all across the country need to get the message loud and clear that abusing their offices for political ends will not be tolerated.

Now we just need another judge to toss the corrupt, partisan hack, Texas prosecutor Ronnie Earle, in the slammer for his blatant abuse of office.

Meanwhile, Republican US Attorney in Seattle, John McKay, outright refused to investigate allegations of fraud in the 2004 election for fear of upsetting the liberal Democrat establishment in which he would soon be seeking employment — even though that election was later determined to have contained the worst case of vote-fraud in Washington state history.

So, Democrats smeared Alberto Gonzales for firing the man who refused to investigate a crooked election! And somehow it ends up being evidence of Republican corruption??? Give me a break!

Yes, there is a widespread culture of corruption indeed — it permeates the Democrat party at every level, from Washington DC to Washington state and the overwhelmingly liberal-Democrat media that carry their water and cover for them.



How to end the Larry Craig controversy by American Elephant

mens room

It’s time to end this hullabaloo.

While the media broadcasts, “Larry Craig, Republican scandal!” 24 hours a day, there actually are important scandals and corruption getting swept under the rug (Hillary’s 157th campaign finance scandal, and Democrat 527, America Coming Together, illegally spending $137 MILLION to elect Demcorats.) The GOP needs to end this one yesterday — and I know just the way.

Craig’s resignation will not end the issue. Democrats and the media will continue to milk it for everything they can — whether Craig resigns or not. Already they are subtly, and not-so-subtly, suggesting that Craigs pervy indescressions in an airport bathroom are evidence of a corruptive nature that permeates the entire GOP. Of course its ridiculous on its face, but when has that ever stopped them before?

No, if Republicans want this one to go away, and go away immediately, there is only one thing to do — Senator Craig must switch parties.

The only thing Democrats prize more than attacking Republicans, is what they think it gets them — more power. If Craig were to declare himself a Democrat, this would go from a case of a lying hypocritical Republican being sleazy in a public bathroom and breaking the law to a case of privacy, homophobia and entrapment faster than you can tap your toe.

Of course i say this with tongue planted firmly in cheek, but you know it’s true.



What to do with Senator Craig? by Emerald City Elephant
August 29, 2007, 4:49 am
Filed under: News, Politics | Tags: ,

mens room

There’s just nothing good about the whole messy affair. That is unless you’re a liberal who finds joy in other’s suffering—which of course is just plain evil.

I think he should step down. And not because he’s a closet homosexual, but because he’s a married man, cheating on his wife, lying to his family and constituents and breaking the law.

And the Republican party should urge him to do so with precisely that explanation—making it very clear to all Americans its out of intolerance for his actions not his orientation.

So far, the best opining I’ve seen on the issue comes from Patrick Ruffini, over at townhall:

…The only hypocrites here are the live-and-let-live left that continues to preach an absolute separation between public performance and private morality, and yet seeks to demolish that wall when it is politically expedient for them, doing so in the most personally invasive manner possible… [read more]

I agree with Ruffini that most Christian conservatives are, “a lot more sophisticated than the hateful outers of the left,” but there does exist a certain segment of Christian conservatives that are simply intolerant of homosexuals period—the ones who turned their backs on Jim Kolbe when he spoke at the Republican convention, for example.

I respect their right to believe that homosexuality is sinful, but I have yet to read any passage in the Bible that calls for us to turn our backs on others. I see behavior like that and I have great compassion for the Larry Craig’s of the world. I’ve never experienced that sort of hate from anyone but the left, but I can imagine it would torture a person.

Seems a lot of conservative leaders have been caught in similar scandals lately. Perhaps God is trying to tell us something?



Gonzales Resigns… by American Elephant

Bush and Gonzales

Democrats prove once again that you don’t need facts or truth to be on your side to create a scandal or smear a good man.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose first name many Americans have come to believe is actually “Embattled,” gave his resignation to President Bush last Friday. News accounts say Bush “grudgingly” accepted it. The news was just announced this morning.

Democrats successfully and extremely dishonestly smeared Gonzales name. While Gonzales performance has been far from perfect, there was absolutely no wrongdoing in the US Attorney firings, and contrary to the perception Democrats were able to create, there was absolutely no dishonesty in Gonzales’ testimony.

As a political move it appears utterly inept. If Gonzales was only going to resign now, what was the point of standing by him? The resignation follows too closely on the heels of the Democrats fabricated “scandal” to come off as anything but a major victory for the Democrats and a concession that Gonzales had done something wrong.

I have two theories.

One, as I suggested with Karl Rove’s unexpected resignation, I believe General Petraeus’ report is going to be quite favorable, and that Democrats will be looking to distract the public, or stir up scandal in any way they can. As the greatest current sources of controversy, Rove and Gonzales are obvious targets for Democrats attempts to distract. I think the President may be clearing the board of distractions before the report comes out. It certainly makes more sense than throwing Gonzales overboard after standing by him so long.

A second, more unlikely possibility—one that I keep my fingers crossed for nonetheless—is that progress has been made in the ongoing, but very quiet leak investigations. Mark Levin reported on his show that subpoenas or warrants had been served… honestly I dont remember the details, but the essence was that those investigations were going forward and that they may actually have been getting close to finding out who leaked top secret information to the press.

If that were true, it could be difficult to bring those cases to prosecution if the man Democrats smeared as firing US Attorneys for political retribution is still heading the Justice Department.

Again, its a stretch, but wouldn’t it be wonderful to see those traitors brought to justice!

One silver lining though, at least the boobs at the New York Times won’t have to worry about misspelling Attorney General Gonzales’ name so often anymore.



The Great VIOLENT North by Emerald City Elephant

Human Candian flag

Canadians are nice, friendly, peaceful people, and Americans are violent pigs living in a crime infested country, right?

Wrong.

Completely 100% bass-ackwards as a matter of fact. Canada’s violent crime rate is twice that of the United States. According to the FBI, there are 4.7 violent crimes per 1,000 Americans—but there are 9.5 violent crimes for every 1,000 Canucks according to Statistics Canada. (HT/Don Surber, Charleston Daily Mail)

I don’t doubt it. I’ve lived in the United States my entire life and have never been victim to violent crime. I’ve visited Vancouver, BC a handful of times and was nearly the victim of an attempted bashing. (Fortunately an ambulance was driving by at the time and turned its sirens and lights on and scared the group of young men that had just started pushing us around away.)

And as Mr. Surber explains, it isn’t just Canada—Norway has over twice as much crime per capita and nearly 20% more violent crime per capita.

But how can that be, you say? The United States leads the world in prison population!

By Jove, I think she’s got it!

We are told that the United States leads the world in its prison population. This may be true. Roughly 1/2 of 1 percent of Americans are in prison.The upside is that is nearly 1.4 million robbers, muggers, killers and rapists who are not out robbing, mugging, killing and raping.

…The prisons are worth every penny.

Prisons keep more children from being molested. Prisons keep more people from being killed. Prisons keep more drunken drivers off the road.

Some say the nation is becoming a “prison state.” I grew up in a high crime area in Cleveland where no one ventured out after dark.

That’s a prison state.

The choice is this: Either have a high incarceration rate or have a high crime rate. Norway and Canada have made their choice. America has made hers. [read more]



Liberalism: the Brave New World by Emerald City Elephant

Hempfest 2007

Seattleites converge on the city’s Myrtle Edwards Park to give human testament to the findings of recent scientific studies and decades old warnings.

Hempfest 2007 brings out the Democrat base in the Emerald City, and American Digest was there to capture every dazed, confused and deeply disturbing moment in glorious digital color (with fabulous snarky commentary). Check it out, dude.



Why liberals cannot be trusted to defend America by American Elephant

Remember James Ujaama? Liberals’ one time poster-boy for everything that is supposedly wrong with the Patriot Act—racism, ethnic and racial profiling, the supposed trampling of civil liberties, the systematic elimination of dissidents, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah—here, perhaps this will refresh your memory:

James Ujaama, former Seattle community activist, entrepreneur, author and webmaster of the anti-war website StopAmerica.org, has been indefinitely detained as “a potential witness in an ongoing grand jury probe of terrorism.” Arrested at his brother’s home in Denver on July 22, he has since been moved to Virginia for grand jury questioning. The politically outspoken Ujaama, heralded by city officials and in local press for his community development efforts, has not been charged with a crime. Reportedly under investigation are purported ties between Ujaama and an alleged terrorist recruiter in London, and unsubstantiated claims that Ujaama and his brother planned to use an Oregon ranch as a terrorist training camp.Ujaama’s family and many observers are concerned about his basic civil liberties. A editorial decries ‘the apparent assumption that if a case involves possible links to terrorism, normal procedures governing the rights of suspects can be put on hold or even tossed to the wind.’ Some corporate media coverage of the case has irresponsibly used headline shorthand and photo placement to associate Ujaama with accused terrorist plotters, and repeating of a supposed water-poisoning plot.

As a black man and a Muslim, Ujaama already bears two identities which have marked individuals for government suspicion or harassment. In addition, Ujaama is a black political activist who has made common cause with the victims of American military adventures in the Arab world, particularly in Iraq. Some activists worry that his arrest may indicate a new wave of government crackdown on black political dissidents.

By any measure, it is clear that the government’s war on dissent is widening. Denver journalist Ryan McMaken cites a recent headline reading, ‘Jailed man admits opposition to foreign policy.’ When opposition to US foreign policy is something which must be ‘admitted’ to—at least in the eyes of the mainstream media–the shadow of fascism has fallen over the face of democracy.

Well, as you may remember, the “community activist, entrepreneur, and author” pleaded guilty in 2003 to reduced charges of conspiring to provide cash, computers and fighters to the Taliban. The left became curiously silent in the case of one James Ujaama. Since then, Ujaama served two years in prison, and then fled the country on parole—he was recaptured in February.

Fortunately, by violating the conditions of his parole, Ujaama voided the original plea agreement, and prosecutors reinstated the original terrorism charges.

James Ujaama has now pleaded guilty to attempting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon and stockpiling weapons and ammunition. He has also admitted to communications with a radical London cleric about his activities, and that he attempted to raise money for, and otherwise aid terrorists (presumably fighting our troops) in Afghanistan.

Ujaama now faces up to 30 years in federal prison.

I think its important to remember the left held up Ujaama’s case as evidence of the supposed excesses of the Patriot Act. If they had had their way, Ujaama would never have even been arrested. If the left gets their way, the government will will be stripped of the very tools they used to stop Ujaama.

And I think its equally important to remember how beholden Democrats are to these very same fringe nuts.



Pot is for psychos! by American Elephant

Senn PennScientific studies have established, and review has confirmed, that even mild use of marijuana can increase your risk of psychosis by 40 percent. And the more pot you smoke, the higher your risk of developing psychoses:

“The scientists found a more disturbing outlook for “heavy users” of pot, those who used it daily or weekly: Their risk for psychosis jumped to a range of 50 percent to 200 percent.

Now, none of this is news to those of us living in blue states, or to anyone who tuned into the “Yearly Kos” convention last weekend. But at last we have a scientific explanation for Bush Derangement Syndrome. (ht: North Dallas Thirty)

And if you need any further convincing, just look at the striking similarities between the following maps. The first map illustrates marijuana use in America, the second the 2004 election. Notice the strong correlation between heavy pot use (dark red on the first map) and heavily Democratic districts (dark blue on the second):

Marijuana Use

Coninkydink? I think not! It takes a complete nutter to vote for this crop of Democrats!



Poor kitty! by American Elephant
August 7, 2007, 7:22 am
Filed under: Education, Pop Culture | Tags: , , ,

poor kitty

We’ve all seen and read stories in the news lately about the rise of dog-fighting in America; horrific acts of evil perpetrated on animals for entertainment’s sake, brought to light by the indictment of Falcons’ quarterback, Michael Vick. Honestly, I hope he goes to jail.

Cock-fighting is also on the rise. Roosters with razorblades strapped to their legs, trained to fight to the death; conditioning that makes it impossible to rehabilitate the birds. Even if they are rescued alive, the roosters must be put down. That these evil contests are on the rise says something very sad about our society.

But animal cruelty manifests itself in many ways. Not all of them as blatantly heinous. If you’ve ever watched Animal Planet, you’ve seen the kind of cruelty I’m talking about–neglect. Dogs left chained up so long that their collars are digging into, and being grown over by their skin—injured animals left to suffer without veterinary care. And all sorts of treatment of trusting, helpless creatures that just breaks your heart—and if it doesn’t, something is wrong with you.

Something is apparently wrong with a great many of us. Now I am not putting the overfeeding of a pet on par with dog-fighting, violence, or even that kind of base neglect. But it is cruel. Many of these pets are so fat, they’re developing diabetes. It is neglect…neglect of the animals’ health and well-being. If you really want to show your dogs and cats how much you care for them, pay attention to their health, pay attention to their weight, talk to you vet about an appropriate amount of food, and play with your pet instead of giving it table scraps and fatty snacks. This cat doesn’t need a treat, it needs exercise! Tie a ball of paper to the end of a string and let it chase you around the house. Its good for your cat, its good for you, and it shows you respect your pet as more than an animated teddy bear—that you recognize a moral obligation to look out for your pets health and well being.

And if you can’t do those things, if you don’t have the time or inclination to make sure your pet is healthy and happy and loved, then you have no business having one. Try a nice silk plant. Valuing life is, after all, the most fundamental of conservative values.

As for the proliferation of dog and cock fighting, it is no coincidence that these fights are often associated with gang activity. Another sick symptom of some very deep ills that we must address and deal with.




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