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American Elephants: History, Revisited.

Today: 14:39   Click to comment

American Elephants: Aaargh! I overdid it. But the sun came out!

The weather gods decided to allow the sun to come out for the weekend, and undoubtedly I’m not the only one suffering from trying to do all the things in the yard that didn’t get done because it was raining all winter long. I overdid it, and my back is reminding me every time I

Today: 14:21   Click to comment

American Elephants: A Complete and Unverifiable Explanation of Most Everything

Are you paying attention to the news? It is difficult. James Comey has been unjustly fired, Comey deserved to be fired. Comey kept memos of his conversations. Comey is very close  to Senator Schumer. Comey refuses to testify before Congress. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will head the investigation into Russia ties. Robert Mueller and

2017-05-19 14:21   Click to comment

American Elephants: It’s The Same Old Story, And We Have To Keep Repeating it Over and Over.

The Left is a political machine that exists for the sole purpose of being in permanent control. They see themselves as educated elite experts who are designed by nature to fix everything. It was reported today that the heads of the big labor unions give themselves far larger salaries than the CEOs of major corporations.

2017-05-18 05:49   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Art of Political War And the Art of a Political Response

Republicans prefer their presidential candidates to be experienced governors who are practiced at dealing with difficult legislatures, lots of state agencies and troublesome problems that pop up unexpectedly—so when they are elected they can move into the White House more or less knowing what they are doing. Democrats prefer glamorous candidates that they can admire.

2017-05-17 14:27   Click to comment

American Elephants: The American Left Has Gone Very Wrong

Over at The Federalist John Daniel Davidson wrote a piece headlined “The American Left is Talking Itself Into Violence” Something is wrong with the American Left. The recent spate of violent protests on college campuses has been well-documented, but the violence and intolerance championed by left-wing student activists is beginning to creep off campus and

2017-05-17 05:10   Click to comment

American Elephants: Misconceptions About Wind: Basic Arithmetic

Here’s the headline from an article in the Spectator, dated May 13: “Wind turbines are neither clean nor green and they provide zero global energy” with the subhead “We urgently need to stop the ecological posturing and invest in gas and nuclear.” The post is from Matt Ridley. The Global Wind Energy Council recently released

2017-05-13 04:19   Click to comment

American Elephants: Germany’s Solar Industry has Collapsed

Germany’s last surviving manufacturer of solar equipment, Bonn-based Solarworld has officially declared it will file for insolvency after six years of red ink. Thousands of workers who banked their futures on solar jobs now face uncertain futures. Solarworld’s demise is the last in a spectacular series of solar manufacturer bankruptcies that swept across Germany over

2017-05-13 01:48   Click to comment

American Elephants: Good News! We Have Lots More Forest Than We Thought

A new survey using high-definition satellite images has found 378 million additional hectares of forest around the globe—it’s as if all of Earth’s forests just grew by 9%. (The hectare is an SI accepted metric system unit of area equal to 100 ares (10,000 m²) and primarily used in the measurement of land. An acre

2017-05-13 00:53   Click to comment

American Elephants: The American Left and the American Right: Is It War?

In some ways, it’s really quite amazing that we can talk to our progressive friends. We don’t speak the same language and we definitely don’t define words in the same way. They speak emotion and future and purification of the human race, we speak of Constitution and laws, economics, innovation and opportunity. They talk endlessly

2017-05-10 14:42   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Comey Affair And the Fallout

An interesting Tuesday. The White House announced that FBI Director Comey had been asked to step down, and would be replaced. Well, an explosion of he said, she said, and what it all meant. Senator Charles Schumer always right on top of things pontificated that this was a disaster for the Trump administration, as it

2017-05-10 14:37   Click to comment

American Elephants: A Lesson in Pure Partisanship

More jottings from my notebook: No date, but the conversation makes the time element fairly clear. This is Chris Matthews at MSNBC explaining partisanship to the uninitiated. Before I get started today I want to express how grateful I am for the awe-inspiring leadership of my president. Syria is a bloodbath, Iraq is in the

2017-05-10 06:29   Click to comment

American Elephants: Where is the Left Going And What Do They Want?

I ran across my notes from a panel discussion on where the Left is going, back in thee fall of 2014, and it’s still of interest. “The left is intellectually dead, and where it is headed toward is authoritarianism.”That was Kevin Williamson, roving correspondent for National Review. William Voegeli of the Claremont Review of Books

2017-05-09 14:25   Click to comment

American Elephants: What Liberty Looks Like:

This is a video that I posted originally in early 2015. After wallowing in the horrors of socialist Venezuela, and seeing the folks that Ami Horowitz interviewed who were quite sure that there is nothing wrong with socialism, (You did watch the video below “What’s Wrong With Socialism?” didn’t you?) it seemed time for a

2017-05-08 14:24   Click to comment

American Elephants: Sun and Wind and Rainbows and Magic Do Not Power the Planet

A post I wrote back in 2013 is getting another round of attention, as it does now and then. I wrote about abandoned wind turbines, and the misguided notion that wind and sun are free, therefore renewable energy—and to be endlessly subsidized as our most desirable source of power. I hasten to add that I

2017-05-08 05:53   Click to comment

American Elephants: Venezuelans Are Starving.

Venezuelans are starving. Not the kind of starving when you burst into the well stocked kitchen after a football game and demand a sandwich. This is the real kind where 15 percent of the people are eating garbage in order to survive. Scrounging among the refuse thrown out by the city’s restaurants. A majority of

2017-05-07 14:26   Click to comment

American Elephants: Here’s the Response to the True Believers’ Faith in Elite Control This is a perfectly charming video, beautifully illustrated, of a poem by economist Russ Roberts explaining how things work in the story of a wonderful loaf of bread. The perfect answer to the depressing video below of the climate march. Who knew that economists could write poems? Thanks to Don Boudreaux of Cafe Hayek,

2017-05-06 05:59   Click to comment

American Elephants: Captured On Video — The Real Agenda of the Climate March

It was at a news conference in Brussels in early February 2015, that Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity—but to destroy capitalism. “This is the first time in the history of mankind

2017-05-06 05:06   Click to comment

American Elephants: Some Reality About Renewable Energy

Marches for climate, marches for science. The interesting thing is that the marchers can’t be bothered with studying up on the subject, but just go by what they read on Facebook or what the celebrities have to say. They call for “renewable” energy without much idea of what renewable energy is. The most  renewable is

2017-05-05 14:38   Click to comment

American Elephants: Thunder and Cloudbursts

Well! We had weather yesterday. Thunderstorms and cloudbursts kept drifting through the area. The thunder scared my cat badly, and she was howling. A cloud would open and dump rain by the bucket, then end and before long another full cloud would arrive,  there would be more thunder  and the cloud would drift closer, open

2017-05-05 14:22   Click to comment

American Elephants: Democrats Are Making a Mess of Things!

•Trump is bad at being a tyrant: Brandon Weichert,  American Greatness •The past 100 days have been a disaster-for Democrats: Mark Thiesson, Washington Post •Marches for Science vs. Actual Science: John Hinderaker, Powerline •And What is the Scientific Basis for Imposing Energy Poverty On the Masses?: Francis Menton, Manhattan Contrarian And then there is this: 

2017-05-02 14:19   Click to comment

American Elephants: Oh Good Lord, Another March, And Another!

There was a “march” on Saturday, this one for the Climate, just when Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin admitted that in the Obama administration they manipulated the scientific data about the climate to mislead the public. Marches have become so common that I completely missed this one, which was apparently financed by George Soros, all-purpose

2017-05-02 04:45   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Other Side of Hate Speech — In Israel.

From The Jerusalem Post: “Sometimes we are privileged to meet rare and inspiring people, people whose life experiences are so different from our own that hearing about them provides us with a new understanding of the human spirit, a new way to see things, and a new way to think. Yahya Mahamed is one such

2017-05-01 01:16   Click to comment

American Elephants: Where Are the Moderate Muslims?

The Script: After every new Jihadist attack against the West, politicians reassure us that the atrocity does not represent the true nature of mainstream Islam. Of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, they constantly reassure us, the overwhelming majority are as law abiding as any members of any other monotheistic faith. Only a tiny

2017-05-01 00:28   Click to comment

American Elephants: 100 Days and the Gap in Understanding May be Too Wide to Bridge

The whole First 100 Days thing is a legacy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Charles Kesler explains where the arbitrary standard to which modern presidents are held comes from: FDR spoke of “the hundred days which had been devoted to the starting of the wheels of the New Deal” in his fireside chat of July 24,

2017-04-30 14:34   Click to comment

American Elephants: Cutting the Corporate Tax Will Create Growth. That’s A Good Thing!

To quote John Steele Gordon this morning “Only the brain dead could see Trump’s tax plan as a negative for the economy.” Newsweek: “Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan Could Cost the Government $6 Trillion.” Why am I not surprised? Democrats simply do not understand economics. Allowing the people to keep more of their own money is

2017-04-29 07:00   Click to comment

American Elephants: Just How Do You Measure “Better Off” Anyway?

2017-04-29 06:43   Click to comment

American Elephants: This Is A Map of Murders in the United States Of America

I ran across a shocking map yesterday, a map of murders in the United States in 2014. Fifty-four percent of U.S. counties had no murders in 2014—none, zero. Two percent of counties have fifty-one percent of the murders. The map comes to us from the Crime Prevention Research Center. 2014 is the most recent year

2017-04-29 03:19   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Least Diverse Place in America

You have probably noticed, there have been enough riots and demonstrations to prevent the possibility of hearing someone with a differing opinion. They claim to champion diversity, but that’s a lie. They want everyone to hold the same leftist beliefs, and frankly be unaware that there are other ideas. They used to call it “brainwashing.”Does

2017-04-28 14:22   Click to comment

American Elephants: The Problem is Having to Live With The Choices We Made

Former President Barack Obama has returned from his South Seas vacation, ready to resume trying to tear down the administration of his successor. Valerie Jarrett has reportedly been directing the resistance in his absence. Obama, meanwhile, has snagged a $400,000 fee for an hour long speech for a Wall Street firm, and a very large

2017-04-27 14:17   Click to comment

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