Archive for April, 2009

CBS Early Show: Obama Paper Dolls Treated as News

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 23rd, 2009

Well, it seems that between endlessly discussing the potential Kangaroo Trials of Bush administration lawyers that might well be in the offing, as well as their sick obsession with the Palins and of course, the Chocolate Speedway Lover (this Hilton freak, who no one with a functioning brain had ever heard of), one network decided to set that aside for a few minutes and instead go into a deeply moving and involving segment that was devoted to, of all things, paper cutouts of Barack and Michelle Obama. (Collect them all!) I am sure they are covered in the Porkulus Bill anyway).

While some of the anchors seemed to think that the likenesses were not very accurate, it seems to me that these cutouts hit the nail on the head, since the recent foreign policy directions of the administration make Obama out to be a Paper Kitten. And thugs and dictators worldwide have taken notice.

From Newsbusters.org:

On Thursday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Julie Chen made an important news announcement: “Well, the latest Obama paper dolls are out and we have got them right here to check them out.” Chen went on to explain that the collectible books of paper cut outs of Barack and Michelle Obama: “…came out when — during the whole campaign…And then now this is the inaugural.”

Chen later asked: “Do we think that this looks like Barack and Michelle?” Co-host Maggie Rodriguez responded: “Absolutely not. Not even a little bit.” Early Show medical correspondent Jennifer Ashton was also on set, and chimed in: “No, he [Obama] looks so much better in person.” Rodriguez then added: “Not even a little bit, it’s not their faces. Those are not their faces.” Chen explained: “It’s more Michelle than — it’s not Barack’s face, but it’s more Michelle. Because I think they have her eyebrows down.”

After a detailed discussion of the dolls’ likeness to the Obamas, co-host Harry Smith proudly exclaimed: “Well, I’m very excited to get my collectible campaign edition, so.”

Is the Biden collection far behind? And will it be made of recycled paper? You know, sort of like the Veep’s speeches.


Filed Under: Media

RINO Hunting: Simcox to Challenge McCain in AZ

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 21st, 2009

RINO Hunting season has opened early this season.

Chris Simcox, the founder of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps has filed his papers and will challenge Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in the 2010 Arizona Senate GOP primary.

The contrast between the two men could not be more stark, especially when it comes to the issue of illegal immigration and overall border security. Arizona has taken more of the brunt from the invasion from the southern border than just about any other state. Not just in economic terms, but particularly the Mexican drug cartel gang violence, which has reached epidemic proportions in the state.

From the Arizona Capitol Times: (Hat Tip to letget at Michelle Malkin)

Minuteman founder Simcox to run against McCain

By Jim Small

Sen. John McCain will face a challenge from the right in next year’s Republican primary, as one of the country’s most prominent border hawks will announce his candidacy for Arizona’s Senate seat on April 22.

Chris Simcox, who founded the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, will file campaign paperwork today to formalize his challenge of McCain, who has angered conservative Republicans for his stances on a variety of issues – most prominantly, illegal immigration and border security.

Simcox will represent a stark contrast in Republican ideology compared to that of McCain, said Eric Johnson, a senior advisor to Simcox and former staffer for Don Goldwater’s gubernatorial campaign in 2006.

“He is a true, conservative Republican. His platform is what it should be,” Johnson said.

Some of McCain’s clashes with conservatives in the Republican Party include his sponsoring 2006 effort in Congress to reform American immigration policies and allow a “pathway to citizenship” for millions of immigrants in the country illegally. He also spearheaded campaign finance reform in 2002 and has supported efforts to limit sales of firearms at gun shows.

Johnson said Simcox’s proven ability to organize a grassroots campaign will give him an advantage over McCain. And Robert Kiley, a California political consultant who will manage the campaign, said Simcox’s national profile will allow him to raise the $10 million to $15 million needed to take on the entrenched senator.

While some hard-core RINOs such as Collins and Graham cruised in their 2008 re-elections, there are highly vulnerable ones out there as well. Arlen Specter could join McCain in being bagged and carried out of the Senate on the strength of rapidly growing disenchantment with the mushy middle of the GOP. Many “moderate” Republicans were cleaned out of the House in 2006 and 2008 and it looks that might be spreading to the Senate.

Give me an “Amen” to that.


Filed Under: Election 2010

Caterpillar: Zero Steps Up, Three Steps Backwards

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 21st, 2009

Well, it looks like That One Who Was Going To Make The Temperature Fall and Lower the Oceans has a little egg on his face when it comes to his Not-So-Midas Touch on things economic.

Caterpillar, who Obama back in Febraury was hailing as a prime example of a company that was going to benefit immediately (if not enormously) from the Porkulous Bill has just posted its 1st quarter numbers and they are about as dismal-looking as Perez Hilton wearing the latest Barney Frank creation.

Their first loss in 16 years. Good job, Obama.

Ironically enough, 16 years ago was when another young, Democrat president was just starting out and had also just signed a “stimulus” bill.

As reported in Bloomberg: (Hat-tip: Michelle Malkin)

April 21 (Bloomberg) — Caterpillar Inc., the world’s largest maker of bulldozers and excavators, posted its first quarterly net loss in 16 years and said full-year profit and sales will trail its previous forecast amid a global recession.

The first-quarter net loss of $112 million, or 19 cents a share, compares with net income of $922 million, or $1.45, a year earlier, the Peoria, Illinois-based company said in a statement today. Revenue dropped 22 percent to $9.23 billion.

“The sales decline is problematic given a relatively high fixed-cost base, which suggests weakness for some time,” said Joel Levington, director of corporate credit at New York-based Hyperion Brookfield Asset Management Inc.

Caterpillar predicted the U.S. recession in October 2007 and said today it expects the world economy to decline about 1.3 percent this year. Chief Executive Officer Jim Owens has cut more than 24,000 jobs since December and imposed shutdowns, partial workweeks and executive pay cuts to cope with the global credit crisis and longest U.S. slump in a quarter century.

The company’s shares rose at midday, after Owens said on a conference call that China’s stimulus spending may help later this year and set the stage for growth in 2010. Excluding some costs, profit was 39 cents a share, exceeding analysts’ average estimate of 5 cents a share in a Bloomberg survey.

As Yogi Berra said, “It’s deja vu all over again.”


Filed Under: Bailouts, Stimulus

The DHS Report: The Left’s Protocols of Sion

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 17th, 2009

So, now that the Obama administration has let it’s Maoist slip show, we are seeing this joke of an administration trying to perform a little bit of magical history revision. (With their Prostitute Press walking, as always, in lockstep) According to this latest fairy tale, all of the fault for this report 1) being written, 2) being released and 3) being raked over the coals is the fault of…drumroll please…George W. Bush. Yes, the time-space continuim has been crossed and W himself wrote, approved and released the Obama missive.

What? You were thinking they were going to blame Martin Van Buren for it? (Of course, if they could get away with that, they would most certainly try).

As simply and bitch-slappingly written by Ed Morrisey at HotAir.com (Hat-Tip Michelle Malkin):

First, while the Bush administration might have wanted an assessment of right-wing extremist threats, it didn’t necessarily want one that painted returning veterans and conservative thought on abortion, illegal immigration, and federalism as extremist threats, nor did it want a threat assessment that couldn’t find a threat and had no data on actual, specific groups. Secondly, and most obviously, this report was dated April 7, 2009, almost 3 months after Bush left office.

Just when does the new administration take responsibility for reports they release? 2013? For people who thought Bush was such a dunce, they seem to give him remarkable powers to control government months after he’s retired to Crawford.

Now we see that this wasn’t just left lying around from the Bush administration. In fact, it was such a rush job that Janet Napolitano couldn’t wait to resolve the obvious civil-liberty concerns raised by her own lawyers before shoving it out the door. Napolitano would later have to backtrack on the exact same language flagged by the attorneys by claiming that she didn’t specifically approve the report issued by her office and that she would have changed the language in hindsight. She had the opportunity to fix it before its release, but the completely threadbare report was deemed such a high priority that it went out anyway.

As with the Protocols of Sion, the naked fraud being perpetrated here is plain for all sober-thinking Americans (which leaves out a majority of the Democratic voters) to see. Strawmen must be created (homicidal vets), an enemies list must be filled out (ordinary Americans who voice any dissent) and villians must be named (CEO’s, anyone not on the government heroin-addicting dole and anyone who has to wash their hands more than twice a day). The sheer contempt that is shown for the majority of Americans by these jokers is just one thing, but the power that they now wield is another thing altogether.

The mere fact that an American is a vet, or pro-life or an NRA member or attends a Christian church is enough in their minds to justify both smearing them with a 5th grade report and passing it out to law enforcement all across the country, to be used as a guideline for, dare I say it, PROFILING. A four-letter word when Bush was in the White House. A perfectly acceptable tactic when the Left is in power.

The real value of this report is not just the outrage and lawsuits that it is already generating. (Thomas More and Weiner Nation have already filed suits). No, what is most important it is that it exposes the true intent of the modern Left and their fellow travelers and dovetails well with Obama’s recent proclamations, such as, “We are not a Christian Nation.” (That would be news to the Founders) and “We are not at war with Islam.” (Hey dummy, who but you said we were?).

We have now gone from Obama and his groupies besmirching Americans in overseas speeches and endless press orgies (which used to be called conferences) to a direct, on paper, coordinated attack on the very heart of America.