American Elephants


What a Strange and Vicious Election Campaign! by The Elephant's Child
The same Democrats who accuse Trump of all sorts of hate and demagoguery are the exact same Democrats who told black people that that Mitt Romney and the abolitionist Republican party were going to re-enslave them. And that John McCain was a racist, white supremacist, bloodthirsty war-monger who was cheating on his wife. “Progressive” Democrats are not the solution to our problems, they are the problem.

This is certainly the strangest election of my lifetime. For the last four years the politics have been vicious. The Democrats expected to win the last election with Hillary Clinton. They had counted on winning with the first woman president, and they had no idea how unpopular Hillary was. They carefully planted “evidence” of some kind of collusion between Donald  Trump and the Russians, that they were sure would sink his candidacy.  Didn’t work. Trump won. Perhaps there is some case in the past of the losing party behaving so badly, but I’m unaware of it, and I thought I had a fairly good grasp of history.

Think back over the last four years. Before “Black Lives Matter” and before the riots and statue toppling. Donald Trump was attacked viciously from day one. He has been prominent for years, as a TV personality, as a builder, and simply as a personality in New York. Democrats reacted with fury. I’ve lived under quite a few presidents (don’t ask) and political partisans may not like the president of the opposing party, but I have never, never seen such viciousness.

Donald Trump is not one to suffer quietly under attack, nor to wait quietly for someone else to defend him. He responds. And he has found Twitter an easy way to respond. Some people object. UN-PRESIDENTIAL!! Presidents should be former generals, or sons of presidents, or a prominent governor, or, or. Just not. He has done a remarkable lot for the American people. And now Nancy Pelosi is trying desperately to find a way to declare the president so unfit from his bout with the Covid-19 virus that he is somehow incapable of performing the duties of the presidency adequately.

So what about Joe Biden? We know he was Barack Obama’s vice president, but we, as usual, don’t know much about vice presidents do. They own the record of the president they serve. So what’s the record of the Obama administration? Read it and weep.

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Look at those carefully. Cost of living way up, federal debt way up,  unemployment way up, median family income way down. That’s not partisan politics, but just what their policies produced.

Democrat efforts to blame Trump for all the deaths from Covid -19 were a complete failure. His reaction to the news from Washington State of the deaths of residents and staff in the nursing home visited by someone from Wuhan, China was prompt and decisive. He banned all flights from China to vast outcry from the Democrats who loudly accused the president of racism, attacks on Asian people, because they were a different color, that sort of thing. Democrats belive in “Global Warming” and the end of the Earth in the near future, probably  because they have never bothered to study up on the science, and they fall for anything that seems as if it might be useful.

Because petroleum scientists have discovered a better way to find natural gas and extract it, we are no longer dependent on oil and gas from the Middle East, and we have plentiful supplies. Gas prices are the lowest in years, hovering mostly only slightly over $2 for a gallon of regular. The highest gas prices are found in California. Biden wants to ban Fracking, the very technology that has made us energy independent. The cost of energy percolates through everything we buy or do.

The “Green New Deal” advocated by AOC, would be a disaster for the economy, and accomplish nothing whatsoever for the climate. Joe Biden was eager to sign on, which is frighteing. Carbon Dioxide is a natural fertilizer for plants, and makes crops grow better. It is not the control knob for the climate, which has been changing for centuries and probably will continue to do so. We have had ice ages and warm periods, and the warm years are nicer. The climate seems to be controlled by the action of the sun. If you study up, you won’t fall for the climate catastrophists.

Donald Trump is doing a remarkably good job. He understands what he is doing, and how his policies will work to improve the lives of Americans.  And they are working.



The Debate. What was said and what was not. by The Elephant's Child

We had our first debate last night, and it was an “interesting” experience. The two candidates bring different qualities and experience to the fray, Donald Trump is the current president and has a record, which is pretty impressive. Best economy going. Brought peace to the Middle East, with three nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. Outstanding economy for black Americans, with excellent employment, and boosts for black entrepreneurs with new opportunity zones. We’ve also had protests, riots, destruction, damage to businesses and looting in the name of “Black Lives Matter” and “Antifa” both of which seem to be Communist inspired. It’s hard to get one’s mind around all that has gone on and sort it out.

Democrats were set on a Hillary Clinton win, and the brownie points of electing the first woman president. When that didn’t work out, they seem to have gone a little bit over the hill. Joe Biden, as the Vice President for the first Black president, seemed to be better than the vast array of unknowns who ran for the nomination.

All of this underscores that the great scandal of 2016 wasn’t Russian collusion. It was the unleashing of America’s premier law enforcement agency against a presidential campaign based on Russian disinformation midwifed and financed by the Clinton campaign. The public is finally getting the truth about the FBI’s malfeasance, and Messrs. Barr and Durham deserve credit for exposing it.’

An FBI agent who played a lead role investigating Michael Flynn told the Justice Department there was never evidence of wrongdoing by the retired general or Russian collusion by President Trump, but the probe was kept open by Special Counsel Robert Mueller because his team had a “get Trump” goal, according to an explosive interview released Friday

Democrats were so anxious to get rid of the horrendous Trump that they have lost all sense of right and wrong, and what is acceptable. Their effort continues. Now it’s “white supremacy”, and when that fades away for lack of any proof whatsoever, they’ll come up with something else. I believe they are talking about impeaching him once again. This is just wrong.



History is What Happened in the Past. by The Elephant's Child

Former Vice President Joe Biden has clarified matters. Donald Trump caused the Corona virus, didn’t act on it promptly enough, didn’t do the right things when he finally did act, and thus caused all the deaths and misery and unemployment that have resulted. He has also caused all the riots and protests, is a thoroughly bad man and must be replaced as soon as possible by the aforesaid Joe Biden.

So naturally, the news today was entirely about Nancy Pelosi getting her hair done, cut and color, I presume. Partly it seemed to be about whether or not she wore a mask, (She didn’t). which was required. The salon didn’t open their doors, for they have been shut down by local laws. When Nancy became the object of the day’s news, she blamed it all on the salon which played some kind of dirty trick on her. She said she takes responsibility for allowing herself to be “set up” by the salon. I suspect she’s going to have to find a new salon after all this.They were not allowed to be open and opened just for her. Her haircut even trumped the news that the Stock Market today his the highest point ever. Go figure.

The Portland mayor, has been chased out of his home by rioters who broke into his condominium, but he has a number of other homes, so it is apparently not a big deal. Joe Biden, having demonized Donald Trump for going to Kenosha, is now going to go to Kenosha himself, but he will commiserate with the parents of the dead and be compassionate and kind and that will make all the difference.

Looks like we may have a covid vaccine this fall, by October or November. Dr. Scott Atlas, Presidential advisor has sharply dissented with media accusations that it is being rushed because of the election, and said the development is carefully following all the protocols. It is just going well.

The Covid crisis is just another weapon they want to use against President Trump. He’s done pretty well with a disease that we didn’t know anything about when it arrived. Trump shut down all air traffic from China immediately and acted quickly to get ventilators, masks, and all the supplies hospitals across the country might need. Even Democrat governors were praising him for his quick response to their needs.

Expect more. More riots, more shootings, more statue attackers. More demands for reparations. Some have even demanded that the Mayor of Washington D.C. tear down the Washington Monument because George Washington once owned slaves. If you have ever seen it, it is a rather large object.

History is what happened in the past. Changing names, altering buildings, tearing down statues does not change a thing. What happened in the past — happened. We can learn from the past, but we cannot change it. You might remind others of that simple fact.



AOC, Joe Biden, And the “Green New Deal” by The Elephant's Child

I was worried about Joe Biden when he said that he wanted to ban plastic bags. Cloth bags at the grocery store are dangerous to one’s health. Meat drippings, oozing from the packaged meat, from vegetables impregnated into a cloth bag creates a veritable poisonous package to be carried back and forth to the grocery store, to cause all sorts of illness, but when faced with “plastic”, a word that currently occupies the same category of words as racist, gets righteously ignored.

But that was only the beginning. Joe Biden has put AOC in charge of his climate stance, and adopted her “Green New Deal,” which would be a disaster. He wants to ban “fracking” which has made the United States energy independent, and has allowed us to sell oil and natural gas to other nations., as well as provide ourselves with all the energy we need.

We had the Swedish child climate activist Greta Thunberg over to tell us we have no time to waste for we are all doomed, and even AOC gives us only a few months until disaster. But they are erroneously assuming that CO2 is dooming the planet. The climate of the earth is determined by the action of the sun, not CO2. Slight increases in carbon in the atmosphere acts as a natural fertilizer for plants, and increases the growth not only of foodstuffs, but of forests around the world. Completely beneficial.

Here’s Bjorn Lomberg writing about “How climate change alarmists are actually endangering the planet“, and he does know what he is talking about. AOC has attracted lots of attention because she is always searching for the nearest microphone, but she has become a celebrity of sorts because of her appalling ignorance, which Conservatives find funny.

Our contemporary society runs on energy. Everybody got all excited about wind and solar, because how wonderful to power our modern world with natural resources. They do produce some energy, when the wind blows, or when the sun shines, but you  may have noticed that the sun sinks beneath the horizon at night. Aside from clouds and rain, of course.  And there are few places in the entire world where the wind blows at a steady 35 mph, even in the windiest places. Some solar panels on your roof can get you a break on your power costs, but not much of one, and the idea that you can power a modern society with either wind or solar is absurd. Nuclear power works efficiently, but people are afraid of it because of Chernobyl.

Bloomberg News recently reported that California will use Diesel this summer to keep  electricity going when the utility cuts power to prevent live wires from sparking fires in high wind. Nobody thinks all that much about power. You just turn on the light switch, and the lights go on, except when they don’t.

Here’s the Green New Deal from the Green Party:

The Green New Deal will convert the decaying fossil fuel economy into a new, green economy that is environmentally sustainable, economically secure and socially just.  The Green New Deal starts with transitioning to 100% green renewable energy (no nukes or natural gas) by 2030.  It would immediately halt any investment in fossil fuels (including natural gas) and related infrastructure. The Green New Deal will guarantee full employment and generate up to 20 million new, living-wage jobs, as well as make the government the employer of last resort with a much-needed major public jobs program.

Democrats remain fascinated with Roosevelt’s New Deal. They believe it ended the Great Depression, which was very bad indeed. Franklin Roosevelt tried all sorts of remedies, and succeeded in extending the Depression for seven years longer than it needed to be, if he had not applied the wrong remedies. Two economists at UCLA proved that conclusively several years ago. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the war that followed brought an end to the Depression. not FDR and not the New Deal.

The whole climate change panic thing has been a fraud from the first. designed to eliminate Capitalism. That’s what created the United States, made it a powerful and rich nation, and we certainly can’t have that. At a news conference in early February of 2015, Christiana Figueres, the general secretary of the UN’s IPCC revealed that eliminating Capitalism was the goal. Enter her name in the sidebar over Bob Hope’s head and all sorts of information will come up. The Green New Deal is just another one of the frauds on the ignorant.

Study up a little on Climate. There are a number of websites in the left sidebar, and each of those list a multitude of other reliable websites. There are large numbers of people out there trying to make big changes, and you need to know what they are trying to do to our country and to you. Socially just, indeed.



Can’t say we blame you, Joe! by American Elephant
November 2, 2012, 10:48 pm
Filed under: Election 2012, News, Politics | Tags: , ,

The same Gaffe-Master J who also insisted, “I say what I mean and I mean what I say!”



Peggy Noonan on the debate last night. by The Elephant's Child

Democrats, I understand, are incensed because she winked.



After the Debate. by The Elephant's Child

Good Debate.  Sarah Palin was brilliant.  The nastiness will undoubtedly ramp up almost immediately. One of the talking heads on Fox said “She said ‘doggone it’ more than once.  I suppose that plays well in flyover country.”  And he immediately began getting angry e-mails.  What is it about these people who believe themselves to be part of a lofty elite because they appear on television?

Joe Biden was better than usual.  He has been tasked with an awful job — denying that Obama ever said any of the things that Obama previously said.  Giving Obama credit for things he didn’t do, blaming everything on Bush and claiming that McCain is just like Bush in spite of McCain’s actual positions. That is a lot of whoppers to remember.  You had to pity the man.

Yoo Hoo, Joe.  The financial meltdown is directly traceable to Democrat’s legislative demand that loans be made to people who could not qualify for loans. There is clear evidence in the legislation, and in the votes in Congress. It’s silly to try to pretend that Obama saw this financial mess coming and worked to prevent it. Good grief! Senator Barack ACORN was working hard to increase the problem and had been for years.  He trained activists, supported them with other people’s money, acted as their counsel in court, and as a senator, funneled tax money — lots of it — to ACORN.

The Obama campaign is heavily invested in making Americans believe that everything is terrible, and that everyone in the middle class is desperate.  I suppose if you tell people often enough that they are suffering, at some point they will start to believe it. Then the Messiah can arrive to rescue you.  Don’t be disappointed when it doesn’t work.  Obama’s economic plans are, perhaps, even scarier than his foreign policy plans.

Past history says that the vice presidential debate has little effect on the election.  But this is a strange year.  Polls show that only about 13% of Americans can distinguish between the two parties or explain their differences.  That is fairly scary too.



Before the Vice-Presidential Debate Tonight. by The Elephant's Child

Tonight we have the vice-presidential debate.  I have never seen anything like the Democrat attack on Sarah Palin.  She really terrifies them.  Imagine sending a crowd of 30 lawyers to Alaska to investigate every aspect of her life, pockets full of cash, to find something, anything to discredit her.  They obviously didn’t find much of anything since they have stretched credulity so far in their attacks. And one of the leading media outlets — Washington Post? Newsweek? — has 4 people in Alaska going through dumpsters, and another 4 in Arizona doing the same thing.

The hard, lacquered women with their designer shoes and their foul mouths hate Sarah Palin. Mary Graber, writing at Pajamas Media claims that what the feminists hate is:

That Palin thinks like a man, or logically, is what has made the left livid.  As appropriate to their modes, they respond emotionally….

While anti-reason theories circulate and were repeated in academic discourse, in politics the new ethic of “caring” was promoted by Bill Clinton and in the media by women’s talk shows like Oprah, Ellen, and The View, where politics was wedged into teary discussions about makeovers in fashion and self-esteem.  Barack Obama, with his “community organizer” experience, recalls the efforts of women with settlement houses, as proto-social workers.

Women — and men who think like women — rule the liberal media and grant such emotion-based politics legitimacy.  But the other side of the “caring” coin is the personality-based “critical” side — a nasty, catty one, indeed.

The confusion of the two spheres, the application of “caring” that is appropriately reserved for the domestic sphere where all fetuses are allowed to be birthed and nurtured, is illustrated by Palin, who does not make such confusions.  She does not infuse public policy with those notions suited for the home by promoting increased welfare, negotiation with terrorists, and efforts to “understand’ the root causes of terrorism, as Obama said we should do in his post-9/11 speech.

It’s an interesting discussion, and food for thought.  Do read the whole thing, linked above.

We’ll see how Sarah Palin does tonight.  In the flood of media attacks belittling her family, her hometown, her moose-hunting, do remember that she has governed the largest state in the union so  successfully that she has approval ratings beyond the wildest dreams of most politicians. And those approval ratings came from executive accomplishments in a state where more responsibility falls on the governors shoulders than any other except New York and Massachusetts.



Meanwhile, Victory in Iraq Continues… by American Elephant

While we are all watching the conventions, while the media is busing beating up on 17 year old girls, America’s finest men and women are wrapping up victory in Iraq…

Victory in Anbar… Memo to Barack Obama: Soon you will have nothing left to surrender

On Monday, while Democrats waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina and the GOP juggled its convention schedule, U.S. commanders formally returned responsibility for security in Iraq’s Anbar province to the Iraqi Army and police.

Maybe you missed it. The New York Times Web page had three stories on Bristol Palin. The Washington Post’s online magazine, Slate, is running a “Name Bristol Palin’s Baby” contest. And Us Weekly has “Babies, Lies and Scandal” on its cover.

Victory in Iraq can’t compete in an environment where Bristol’s boyfriend is more thoroughly investigated than Obama’s lifelong association with Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers.  [read more]

General Petraeus: Troops Could Leave Baghdad Soon

General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, said declining violence in Baghdad raised the possibility that American combat troops could leave the capital by next summer.

Asked in an interview with the Financial Times whether it was feasible that US combat forces could leave Baghdad by July, he said: “Conditions permitting, yeah.” [read more]

Despite Barack Obama and the Democrats most vigorous efforts to ensure the war and the surge became, in Harry Reid’s and Nancy Pelosi’s words, “a failure” and “lost”, America’s men and women in uniform are returning and will be increasingly returning in victory and with the great honor they so deserve.

And yes, that credit must be shared by John McCain and President George W. Bush. And not one iota of credit will ever go to Barack Obama and the Democrats who would have had us pull out long ago, leaving Iraq and indeed the region embroiled in war and genocide.

And yet they want you to believe they have the “judgment” to lead us in the next unknown crisis.

The success they opposed in Iraq proves they absolutely do not.



Palin inexperienced? I triple-dog-dare you! by American Elephant
August 29, 2008, 3:13 pm
Filed under: Conservatism, Election 2008, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Like millions of Americans, I know little about Alaskan Governor and sudden Republican vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin. Like many, I have embarked on a crash course. I reserve the right to change my mind, but my first impression is that this was a brilliant pick.

My observations:

The choice of a vice-presidential nominee has always been one of the strongest indications of how a candidate intends to lead. It is striking to me, then,  that in an election that is “all about change” it is the Republican ticket that looked to the future for the vice-presidential nod — a position that by definition is about the future — and it was the Democrat ticket that looked deep into the past, decades old recycled liberalism and the Washington establishment.

Perhaps I am the only one, but, ironically, the McCain ticket now seems the younger and more forward looking.

Obama who? What Democrat convention? Is anyone talking about his speech last night? If they are, I certainly haven’t seen it. McCain has cut off that discussion entirely and stolen the spotlight completely with his unexpected and perfectly executed VP announcement.

The press is already working feverishly to undermine her. They have already determined the information most important for Americans to know is that she was a beauty contestant, a hockey mom, mayor of a tiny town, that NARAL calls her “extreme” on abortion (irony anyone?), and that a late night talk show host said she has a “naughty librarian” look to her.

As governor of the Land of the Midnight Sun, one of America’s most beautiful states and home of ANWR, Palin not only locks up the energy issue for Republicans, but could very well take back environmental issues from the insane leftist fringe for rational Americans.

She is a conservative who shows that McCain, despite his deeply misguided populist stances on some issues, wants to lead America in a conservative direction.

The Republican ticket has two proven reformers (granted, McCain has reformed for the worse in some instances). The Democrat ticket features two of the most partisan old-school liberals in Washington with zero record of reform. She has taken on corruption in her own state, including corrupt Republicans, and shown she is more than willing to confront “big” oil if need be.

However, she is under investigation for allegedly trying to get her sisters ex-husband, a state-trooper fired. I find it hard to believe McCain would pick her if there were anything to this whatsoever.

And on the charges, launched almost before she finished her speech, that she lacks the experience to govern — it is to laugh! I think there is nothing the McCain camp would love more than for Democrats to claim that as the Governor of a state with real executive experience she lacks the experience to be Vice-President. They would be making McCain’s commercials undermining Obama for him!

Sure, she may be light on foreign policy experience, although her state is separated from the lower 48 by another country, rests just miles across the Bering straight from another and has a vibrant international trade. But she has more executive experience, and more importantly, more accomplishments, than both the men on the Democrat ticket combined.

And unlike Obama/Biden, our nominee put the less-experienced person at the bottom of the ticket, not the top. Which one would think is the way it should be.

What do you think?



Exclusive: First Look at Obama/Biden Campaign Signs by American Elephant
August 23, 2008, 8:33 am
Filed under: Election 2008, Humor, Liberalism, News, Politics | Tags: , , ,

Barack Obama Biden Campaign Sign

The wait is over at long last! (For those of you who were waiting, at least.) If you’re like me, you weren’t waiting for the announcement so much as you were waiting for sweet relief from the 24-7 speculative hyperventilation. The operating assumption behind which seemed to be, if pundits could successfully name every known living Democrat as a possible running mate, eventually someone would end up being right.

But man! were they waiting! We posted this little joke, and were inundated with hundreds of hits within the first few minutes. You think they’ll fall for this one too? Heh heh.

According to Ed Morrisey, the much ballyhooed text message didn’t arrive until 4 am EST, hours after the pick was confirmed. So much for telling the Obamaniacs first. He can’t send out a text message on time, but he’s ready to lead the country? Oi! Another promise down the “O” hole and he hasn’t even gotten the nomination yet. How many is that? I’ve lost count. Turns out it was just a ploy to get cell #’s for the get out the vote efforts. Smart politics, bad PR.

I am very pleased, though,  to see that the McCain camp was ready to go with commercials no matter who the nominee ended up being — I’ll give McCain this, he’s been running a shrewd campaign of late.

Whaddya wanna bet McCain’s choice doesn’t get a quarter of the attention? Still, it will be interesting to see how the Obamessiah and Hairplugs respond to the ad:

(ht: Michelle Malkin)



If Bush lied, then so did… by American Elephant

Joe Biden Lied?

Hmm, I’m beginning to see a pattern here.




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