Archive for November, 2009

Time for the Jim Jones Kool-Ade? GOP Leads Dems by 24 points Among Independents on the Congressional Generic Ballot

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 24th, 2009

You know, back in March I predicted a big election for the GOP in 2010, and more than a few people thought that was a nutty or unrealistic statement. Especially seeing that the RNC back then and also now, does not seem to have their act together.

And speaking of that, if the RNC was really worth a damn, they would start a national House and Senate campaign, ala the Contract With America. Maybe name it 100 For the GOP, since the GOP has the chance to completely destroy the Dem majority in both houses, if they really put their mind to it.

Instead, of course, we have a bumbling fool who is more worried about Rush Limbaugh, political cartoons and affixing his lips to the donkey’s ass than about actually doing his job.

I stand by both statements as the GOP leadership will seemingly always have it’s head up it’s ass and the Dems are on the verge of a total meltdown on a myriad of issues. However, with the conservative grassroots citizenry taking matters into it’s own hands (NY-23 anyone?) and with the introduction of Obama and a thoroughly rouge Congress, the cannot-help-themselves Leftists have gone on a massive, Stalinistic overreach binge that they probably cannot save themselves from in time for 2010. Or even 2012.

From Rasmussen Reports: (Hat Tip: Hot Air and Ace)

Republican candidates have extended their lead over Democrats to seven points, their biggest lead since early September, in the latest edition of the Generic Congressional Ballot.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% would vote for their district’s Republican congressional candidate while 37% would opt for his or her Democratic opponent…

Voters not affiliated with either party continue to heavily favor Republicans, 44% to 20%.

Those are unmitigated, disaster numbers. And a little little birdie told me that it will only get worse as ObamaCare drags on and on, like Michael Moore running a marathon.


Filed Under: Election 2010

Obama Administration Blocks Restitution for Beirut Terror Attack Families

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 24th, 2009

And keep digging to China…

From Boston.com: (Hat Tip: FC)

On Veterans Day, Christine Devlin stood in the cold in Westwood for the unveiling of a new memorial to local soldiers lost overseas, including her son Michael, one of the 241 servicemen killed in the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983.

Devlin is among 30 Massachusetts relatives of victims of the Beirut attack who have been fighting for more than a decade to get compensation for what many consider the first major terrorist attack against the United States. After a federal judge ruled in 2007 that Iran was liable for $2.65 billion in damages to be shared by 150 families seeking restitution, they believed they were on the cusp of victory.

But now, the Obama administration is going to court to try to block payments from Iranian assets that the families’ lawyers want seized, contending that it would jeopardize sensitive negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program and establish a potentially damaging precedent.

In a little-noticed filing in federal court, the Justice Department is arguing that giving the money to the victims “can have significant, detrimental impact on our foreign relations, as well as the reciprocal treatment of the United States and its extensive overseas property holdings.’’

The Obama administration’s position is a blow to those like Devlin, who is still waiting for some measure of justice for her son, who was 21 when Hezbollah terrorists rammed a suicide truck bomb into the peacekeepers’ headquarters.

“It is offensive that our government – the government that [the Marines] were fighting for, who sent them there – are against us collecting from Iran,’’ Devlin said in an interview this week. “I felt justice was going to be served, but so far it hasn’t.’’

“We can’t go on with our lives,’’ said Marlys Lemnah, 62, of St. Albans, Vt., whose husband, Richard, a Marine sergeant nearing his 20-year retirement, was killed in Beirut. “It’s not about the money. We need something tangible: responsibility and accountability. We will fight until we have no more fight left.’’

Maybe it is being held up so that some of these proceeds can be dropped into ACORN’s and SEIU’s coffers first.


Filed Under: War on Terror

Navy SEALs to be Court Martialed for Capturing Fallajuh Terrorist Mastermind

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 24th, 2009

Just when you think this administration could not sink any lower, they grab a shovel and dig to China. Mark Levin just spoke about this a few moments ago on his radio show.

From FOX News:

Navy SEALs have secretly captured one of the most wanted terrorists in Iraq — the alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four Blackwater USA security guards in Fallujah in 2004. And three of the SEALs who captured him are now facing criminal charges, sources told FoxNews.com.

The three, all members of the Navy’s elite commando unit, have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral’s mast — and have requested a trial by court-martial.

Ahmed Hashim Abed, whom the military code-named “Objective Amber,” told investigators he was punched by his captors — and he had the bloody lip to prove it.

Now, instead of being lauded for bringing to justice a high-value target, three of the SEAL commandos, all enlisted, face assault charges and have retained lawyers.

Matthew McCabe, a Special Operations Petty Officer Second Class (SO-2), is facing three charges: dereliction of performance of duty for willfully failing to safeguard a detainee, making a false official statement, and assault.

Petty Officer Jonathan Keefe, SO-2, is facing charges of dereliction of performance of duty and making a false official statement.

Petty Officer Julio Huertas, SO-1, faces those same charges and an additional charge of impediment of an investigation.

So a loathsome POS terrorist who masterminded the kidnapping, killing, body burning and public hanging of American civilians received an alleged bloody lip and the brave soldiers who captured now face freaking charges for doing so?

Will this POS get a nice, taxpayer-funded trial in Baghdad?


The Perfect Politically Correct Stocking Stuffer: Burkha Barbie

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 21st, 2009

burkha_barbieI cannot say that I am too surprised by this one, as I have made jokes about this very subject over the years. And as usually is the case with leftists and radicals, today’s jokes become tomorrow’s realities.

As mentioned over at Stop The ACLU (Hat tip to them for this), this is not a joke or a prank by some obscure website looking to make a few dollars off of a distasteful idea. This is a dead serious subject that is being taken up by companies like Sotheby’s, for example.

From The Daily Mail:

One of the world’s most famous children’s toys, Barbie, has been given a makeover – wearing a burkha.

Wearing the traditional Islamic dress, the iconic doll is going undercover for a charity auction in connection with Sotheby’s for Save The Children.

More than 500 Barbies went on show yesterday at the Salone dei Cinquecento, in Florence, Italy.

And this gem:

The company director of Laird Assessors from The Wirral, Cheshire, said: ‘Bring it on Burkha Barbie, I think this is a great idea.

‘I think this is really important for girls, wherever they are from they should have the opportunity to play with a Barbie that they feel represents them.

However, I see a fatal design flaw with this doll. The head is still attached to the neck.


Filed Under: Society & Culture

SEUI Thug Who Tried to Terrorize the Boy Scouts Quits

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 20th, 2009

As noted on Michelle Malkin’s column today, Nick Balzano, the loud-mouthed SEUI past President who got his purple panties in a wad because an Allentown, PA Boy Scout and his troop had the audacity to clean up a 1,000-foot walking path in the city, has quit.

His blathering a few days ago:

“None of them can pick up a hoe. They can’t pick up a shovel. They can’t plant a flower. They can’t clear a bicycle path. They can’t do anything. Our people do that.”

The next time I see a “public service” union employee actually work, I am sure millions across America will see the spirit of Teddy Kennedy at their nearest AA meeting, clutching a copy of The Book and singing hosannas. And all of the potholes in D.C. will be filled once and for all, to boot.

His resignation today (Source: Morning Call)

Allentown union official Nick Balzano has been a political punching bag all week because he threatened to file a grievance against the city for allowing a Boy Scout to clear a walking path in a city park.

Three days of taking body blows nationally from conservative pundits, a rebuke from the Lehigh Valley’s congressman and even a lashing from his own union led Balzano to voluntarily resign his position Thursday as head of the local Service Employees International Union.

Balzano said he and seven other executive officers of the local SEIU stepped down.

”I am proud of the work I and the rest of the executive board have done over the years,” he said.

He had ”nothing against Boy Scouts” and was just ”trying to protect my jobs,” said Balzano, who had served as union president for nearly a decade.

Go molest a rattlesnake, moron.


Filed Under: ACORN, SEUI

DOJ Funded ACORN Affiliates Since 2002 to the Tune of $200,000

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 20th, 2009

More ACORN Funny Money….

Eric Zimmerman over at The Hill (Hat Tip – Big Government) reports that ACORN received a sum of $200,000 in Justice Department funds over the last seven years.

ACORN and its affiliates received $200,000 in Justice Department grants between 2002 and 2009, according to a report issued Friday by the department’s inspector general.

No DOJ grants went directly to ACORN, but a handful of grants were awarded either to ACORN affiliates or to other organizations that sub-contracted projects to ACORN.

The report, requested by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Lamar Smith (R-Texas), also found a few instances of ACORN mismanagement of federally contracted work.

For example, ACORN received a $20,000 sub-contract to do community outreach on crime prevention in New York. The organization that contracted with ACORN has not released the funds yet, claiming that ACORN submitted reimbursements “outside the scope of the agreement,” including “fringe benefits” for the salaried staffer working on the project.

In another instance the city of Phoenix contracted with the “ACORN Institute” to receive about $9,000 to canvass citizens and raise awareness about a tax credit and a tax assistance program. The city hasn’t paid ACORN yet due to “poor reporting by the ACORN Institute regarding another project not related to DOJ grant funds.” Phoenix is trying to terminate its contract with ACORN.

The DOJ did not audit the funds that went to ACORN or its affiliates, but did conduct an audit of one of the organizations that contracted with an ACORN affiliate. That audit concluded that the organization “did not properly manage the grant and did not adequately monitor some of its 36 sub-grantees, including the [American Institute of Social Justice],” an ACORN affiliate.

Smith seized on the report to call for a broader review of ACORN activities.

“Given the willingness of some ACORN employees to ignore the law, it comes as no surprise that the IG’s report found several instances in which ACORN and its affiliates failed to adhere to proper procedures,” Smith said in a statement.

“Because the Justice Department’s review found only small amounts of taxpayer dollars going to ACORN, it is imperative that the Inspectors General from federal agencies that have provided millions to ACORN undertake the same kind of review. The Justice Department IG’s report may prove to be just the tip of an iceberg-sized fraud.”

You can read the full report here.

When the next GOP President and Congress takes over, probably in 2013, they will need to have the DOJ’s printers, copiers and fax machines working as hard as the printing presses are now in handing out subpoenas and handing down indictments. And that is just counting ACORN and it’s parasitical, criminal affiliates. This truly will be just the tip of the iceberg.


Filed Under: ACORN

Breitbart to Holder: Investigate ACORN or More Tapes Will Appear During 2010 Campaign

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | November 20th, 2009

No holds barred and in-your-face. The way it needs to be done.

Andrew Breitbart on Hannity last night: (Source: Big Government – Hat Tip: ASPF)

Breitbart: There’s a lot of hypocrisy and the dust has settled for ACORN and at the end of the day they’ve recognized that Eric Holder, the Attorney General, has not initiated an investigation into ACORN after we now have seven tapes. There were five initially that came out, ACORN was defunded by the Senate, was defunded by the House, lost it’s link to the Census; while all that damage occurred, Congress didn’t come in to investigate them, obviously not the Attorney General’s office, and they’ve now realized let’s get back into business because they realized that the dust settled and they were not being investigated, it was Hannah, James, and me who were being investigated, that’s why we’ve been forced to offer this latest tape.

Hannity: Are you saying, Andrew, that there are more tapes?

Breitbart: Oh my goodness there are! Not only are there more tapes, it’s not just ACORN. And this message is to Attorney General Holder: I want you to know that we have more tapes, it’s not just ACORN, and we’re going to hold out until the next election cycle, or else if you want to do a clean investigation, we will give you the rest of what we have, we will comply with you, we will give you the documentation we have from countless ACORN whistleblowers who want to come forward but are fearful of this organization and the retribution that they fear that this is a dangerous organization. So if you get into an investigation, we will give you the tapes; if you don’t give us the tapes, we will revisit these tapes come election time. (Emphasis mine)

Hannity: This is a blockbuster, what you’re saying here. You guys have more tapes, you’ll release them before the election, that could have a big impact on the election, obviously…

Go to the Big Government link to see the video.