Archive for February, 2009

Viva Revolution! The Tea Partiers are Coming!

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | February 24th, 2009

Tea Party Fever is spreading nationwide. Thanks to initial efforts by MichelleMalkin.com member LibertyBelle and many others nationwide, we are seeing the biggest counterrevolution this country has seen since 1994 when the GOP recaptured the House and Senate.

Thanks to Michelle and her constant reporting of this movement. Below are links and listings from her site and others that give a full roster of Tea Party events around the nation. Starting with Washington, DC and Seattle.

From Michelle Malkin: (With Hat-tip to Little Miss Atilla)

Tons of groups and individuals are stepping up to the plate in the wake of last week’s anti-stimulus/anti-entitlement protests and the call for a nationwide Tea Party.

PJTV’s clearinghouse for protests is here.

The New American Tea Party page from “a coalition of citizens and organizations concerned about the recent trend of fiscal recklessness in government…dedicated to the Washington, D.C. effort specifically sponsored by the American Spectator, the Heartland Institute, Americans for Tax Reform, the National Taxpayers Union, Americans for Prosperity, and the Young Conservatives Coalition” is here.

The #TCOT folks have a site here and #dontgo has a list of links to official Facebook Event (and some non-Facebook) pages for each confirmed Chicago Tea Party.


American Democrats Funniest Voting Home Movies

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | February 22nd, 2009

Well, well, well…

As if any of this is a surprise, but it is nice to see someone first get caught in the act and second, be charged with a felony and be looking at some quality time.

From ElectionJournal.org: (Hat Tip: Tali at All Sides Poltical Forums)

Election Worker Caught Changing Votes! Charged with Felony (photos)

February 18, 2009 by MR

Sean Stevens, a polling place worker in Monroe County, PA faces felony voter fraud charges for reaching into voting booths and changing people’s votes on Election Day.

Stevens, seen here in a video taken on November 4, 2008, set up a bench behind the electronic machines at the polling place he was overseeing and strolled back and forth encouraging people to vote for Barack Obama and actually reaching down and changing votes.

Just another reason that I highly doubt that Obama won the popular vote, much less the electoral college.

The Dem Vote Stealing Two-Step…


Filed Under: Election 2008

Big Brother In Your PC – Feds want ISP logs

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | February 22nd, 2009

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later…

With the government’s insatiable thirst for more power and control, it was eventually going to collide with the ultimate freedom of expression for American citizens. That being the Internet. And now thanks to some clueless Republicans (an oxymoron if there ever was one), we have a Porkulus-sized bill that, if passed, would make everyone guilty of any crime the government could think up off of the top of their heads.

While past legislation that has been passed regarding the online world have been limited in scope (due to the more limited technology of the time), what is being proposed here is straight out of Maoist China or 1984.

Courtesy of cNet (Hat tip: Red State)

Bill proposes ISPs, Wi-Fi keep logs for police

Republican politicians on Thursday called for a sweeping new federal law that would require all Internet providers and operators of millions of Wi-Fi access points, even hotels, local coffee shops, and home users, to keep records about users for two years to aid police investigations.

The legislation, which echoes a measure proposed by one of their Democratic colleagues three years ago, would impose unprecedented data retention requirements on a broad swath of Internet access providers and is certain to draw fire from businesses and privacy advocates.

“While the Internet has generated many positive changes in the way we communicate and do business, its limitless nature offers anonymity that has opened the door to criminals looking to harm innocent children,” U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, said at a press conference on Thursday. “Keeping our children safe requires cooperation on the local, state, federal, and family level.”

Joining Cornyn was Texas Rep. Lamar Smith, the senior Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who said such a measure would let “law enforcement stay ahead of the criminals.”

Two bills have been introduced so far–S.436 in the Senate and H.R.1076 in the House. Each of the companion bills is titled “Internet Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today’s Youth Act,” or Internet Safety Act.

Each contains the same language: “A provider of an electronic communication service or remote computing service shall retain for a period of at least two years all records or other information pertaining to the identity of a user of a temporarily assigned network address the service assigns to that user.”

Granted, the actual mission of this proposal is totally unworkable, as it is 1) 100% unconstitutional and 2) would be impossible to implement in any workable way. But what it would do is to gum up the works, add more layers to the bureaucracy and end up having scores of innocent (and non-tech savvy users) be targeted and worse by law enforcement agencies.

Imagine if you will, someone researching the history of The Third Reich and accidentally clicking into a Nazi hate-group site, or someone researching breast cancer and stumbling into an adult site with questionable content and then hear a “friendly” knock on the door by the local cop shop. These are the type of stories that are inevitable when such poorly-thought out and overreaching policy is passed off as “security”.

Not to mention that mountain of paperwork and costs that would accrue to ISPs and other entities by having to comply with such heavy-handed rules and regulations. A shame that these same politicians are not as aggressive when it comes to border enforcement or even filling potholes. No, just come up with another Orwellian bill that is “for the children” (Marxist Cloak Word #1) and wrap in a pretty package. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.


Of chimp cartoons, race-hustlers and self-segregationists

Posted by Talismen | February 20th, 2009

For the two years running up to the November ’08 elections, Barack Obama played a two-faced game with the citizens of this country.

On one hand, he inferred that he was above the supposed racial divide that has separated certain sections of our society for many many years. He said we were “one people”,…Americans.

And yet, at nearly every point in the race, when and where he knew it would matter most to his poll numbers, he would pull out the “race card”. On one such occasion, he said that his political opposition would try to “scare” the voting populace, making them fear the fact that he “doesn’t look like the other Presidents on the dollar bills”.

(*yawn)

During all of this, certain sections of black America seemed to “finally be proud of their country”, siding with the woman who actually spoke those words – Michelle Obama.

They seem to forget that a white man (Abraham Lincoln) freed the slaves.
They seem to forget that many non-black Americans have fought, died, and cried over the racial inequalities that were present (and sometimes still are present) in our country.
They seem to forget that not every non-black American is against them.
They seem to forget they’re not the only ones who’ve suffered injustices.

They continue to live their lives as if they are still struggling.
The “struggle” is comforting to them, because it’s the only way they know how to live. They’ve been “groomed” to believe that their “struggle” continues, and that they should EXPECT (yes, I said EXPECT) to see injustices done to them, to this day.

The trouble with that logic is this: If you expect to see something, and believe with all your heart that it will come to pass – - when it doesn’t, you nearly regret it. You actually LOOK FOR it, or manufacture it, so you are more comfortable.

Just the other day, Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, said this of our country and society:
Link
(snip)

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,”

Who the hell is he trying to kid? Better yet,…Who the hell is he trying to convince? Who is he trying to keep down in the muck and mire of self-segregation and self-doubt?

You’ll note that in the linked article, Townhall’s John Hawkins writes:
(snip)

Here’s the simple reality. There is no real dialogue on race in this country — and there will probably be no real dialogue on race in this country for the foreseeable future.

Why? Because white people aren’t free to speak honestly about race.

Well, why is that?

First off, there’s a grievance industry in this country full of parasites like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and the NAACP who make a living by screaming “racism” over every slight, real and imagined, that anyone can come up with.

Also, the Left has made convincing black Americans that white people hate them a bedrock part of their political strategy. That keeps a lot of blacks falsely believing that white people hate them, falsely believing that Republicans hate them, and thereby keeps them thinking that they have no other choice than to rely on the Democratic Party. If most black Americans understood the truth, the Democrats would lose their death grip on black voters and they would tank as a party.

Additionally, black Americans are constantly told they’re victims and that if they’re not successful, it’s because of racism.

Also in the linked article, you can see the now infamous cartoon, drawn by NY Post cartoonist Sean Delonas, in which a monkey is shot dead by police (taken from the true-life incident just the other day of the chimp who attacked a woman and was then shot dead). The caption shows one of the policeman saying: “They’ll have to find someone else to write that next stimulus bill”.

I looked at that for the first time – and laughed. Not because I saw an issue of race, but because the cartoon suggests that only monkeys can write such a screwed up piece of legislation as the one that just passed. But, when one of black America’s race-hustlers, (Al Sharpton) saw the cartoon, he IMMEDIATELY saw an issue of race.

This kind of thing happens all the time….BLACK AMERICANS seeing a racial issue, where there isn’t one. (What did I say about EXPECTING to see something, and when it’s not there, manufacturing it, or assuming it must be there anyway?)

Talk about thin-friggin-skinned! If black Americans really believe they can be equated with monkeys (much like Bush was called “chimp” for the past 8 years)…Their level of self-confidence needs a gigantic boost. And that kind of thing cannot come from electing a political “messiah”.

Take the time to read the whole piece I linked to at Townhall (above), and make sure you peruse the embedded links, plus the links provided at the bottom of the article.

Other articles on this issue can be found at these links. Read them all, if you have the time…They are worth it:

Big Hollywood’s Gary Graham: “I’m a Racist Coward!”

Big Hollywood’s Joseph Lindsey: “Al Sharpton and the Economics of False Outrage”

If Obama wanted a “frank discussion on racial issues” – - he’s going to get one – - especially if this BS keeps up.


Filed Under: Society & Culture

The Consequences of Obama: (And it’s not just the economy)

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | February 14th, 2009

Well, to quote the Rev. Wright, the chickens are coming home to roost. Only in this case, it is the Chicken of Consequence of electing a man as President who is both inexperienced and incompetent on the one hand and a very suspicious (some would say “ally”) of the very enemies of this country in The War on Terror. (or whatever the White House and it’s Orwellian minions are calling it this week).

And they are roosting with blades drawn on the heads of innocent civilian Americans and her allies.

From Yahoo News: (Hat Tip Michelle Malkin and BreitBart)

Kidnappers threatened on Friday to kill an American employee of the United Nations within 72 hours and issued a grainy video of the blindfolded captive saying he was “sick and in trouble.” A letter accompanying the video delivered to a Pakistani news agency said the hostage, John Solecki, would be killed unless authorities released 141 women it said were being held in Pakistan.

The video and the demands indicated that Solecki, the head of the U.N. refugee agency in Quetta, a city near the Afghan border, was alive and that his captors wanted to negotiate.

Solecki, who appeared blindfolded and with a shawl draped over his shoulders in the 20-second clip, said his message was addressed to the United Nations.

“I am not feeling well. I am sick and in trouble. Please help solve the problem soon so that I can gain my release,” he said.

The kidnappers have identified themselves as the Baluchistan Liberation United Front, suggesting a link to local separatists who have waged a long insurgency against Pakistan’s government rather than to the Taliban or al-Qaida, which are fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Still, the death threat heightened fears for Solecki’s safety, coming just a week after Taliban militants apparently beheaded a Polish geologist abducted in another border area of Pakistan after the government failed to respond to demands for a prisoner release.

Well, Biden said that Obama would “face a test” in the first six months of his administration. However, I am sure he did not mean this, as this will be swept under the rug, ignored by the White House and reported only very lightly by the DNC Media. After all, things of this nature are, to paraphrase John Kerry c. 2004 about terrorism, “a rare inconvenience”. Hostages did sit in Iran for 444 days and 800,000 did get slaughtered in Rwanda because of liberals and their famous “compassion”. Of course, that compassion is always for the enemies of this country. But I am repeating myself.

Well Mr. President, are you still up to invading Pakistan now? Senator Feinstein, are you now happy that you blew the location of our drone bases there now?

It is truly sickening how innocent Americans have to die all in the sick name of liberalism.


Breaking: Judd Gregg Withdraws Name From Consideration

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | February 12th, 2009

(Hat Tip: MichelleMalkin.com)

Senator Gregg Statement on His Withdrawal for Consideration of U.S. Commerce Secretary

Sen. Gregg stated, “I want to thank the President for nominating me to serve in his Cabinet as Secretary of Commerce. This was a great honor, and I had felt that I could bring some views and ideas that would assist him in governing during this difficult time. I especially admire his willingness to reach across the aisle.

“However, it has become apparent during this process that this will not work for me as I have found that on issues such as the stimulus package and the Census there are irresolvable conflicts for me. Prior to accepting this post, we had discussed these and other potential differences, but unfortunately we did not adequately focus on these concerns. We are functioning from a different set of views on many critical items of policy.

“Obviously the President requires a team that is fully supportive of all his initiatives.

“I greatly admire President Obama and know our country will benefit from his leadership, but at this time I must withdraw my name from consideration for this position.

“As we move forward, I expect there will be many issues and initiatives where I can and will work to assure the success of the President’s proposals. This will certainly be a goal of mine.

“Kathy and I also want to specifically thank Governor Lynch and Bonnie Newman for their friendship and assistance during this period. In addition we wish to thank all the people, especially in New Hampshire, who have been so kind and generous in their supportive comments.

“As a further matter of clarification, nothing about the vetting process played any role in this decision. I will continue to represent the people of New Hampshire in the United States Senate.”


IRONY! Obama “asks” Networks to Preempt for Him

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | February 6th, 2009

Well, as the old saying goes, karma is a bitch. If that is the case, than what we have here is a deliciously rich case of it.

One that is richer in irony calories and schadenfreude then your average Julia Child cake. Not very nutritious, but very filling and tasty to those that hope that the network types choke on this.

You have to say one thing, at least things with an Obama administration are never boring and quite occasionally, gut-bustingly humorous.

From Washington Post TV writer Lisa de Moraes (Hat Tip: NewsBusters)

President Obama’s desire to talk — and talk, and talk — to the American public could cost broadcast networks millions, and millions, and millions of prime-time TV dollars.

Broadcasters are bracing themselves for the likelihood of three prime-time interruptions in three weeks, totaling at least three hours of prime time — and ad breaks — yanked.

“His economic stimulus package apparently does not extend to the TV networks,” one network exec noted.

Obama’s reps have alerted broadcasters that the president will hold a news conference Monday, according to network execs. It’s expected to eat up the first hour of prime time; that alone could cost broadcasters more than $9 million in lost ad revenue….

“Notice they’re not going on Friday or Saturday,” one network exec complained. “They’re . . . preempting our better shows. You’re not happy to lose a ‘House’ if you are Fox, or two of the better comedies at CBS, or ‘The Bachelor’ at ABC — we’re all going to take a bath.”

I find it more than a bit hypocritical for network executives to be whining about Obama preempting their shows (and therefore their ad revenue), when for the past two years they have been the pimps in the greatest Media Orgy in the history of mankind. It was All Obama, All of the Time. To the point where more than a few million were sick of seeing this guy’s face plastered on every TV screen no matter where you went on the remote. (Remember stations like the Golf Channel and Game Show Network trying to cash in on his inauguration? That already seems like an eon ago).

I now wonder how the DNC Media likes this little taste of the Censorship Doctrine? Maybe now they will feel a little sympathy for the radio networks?

In a pig’s eye!


Filed Under: Media