Archive for April, 2010

Sarah Palin Email Hacker is Convicted on Two of Four Counts

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 30th, 2010

A pretty fair verdict, all things considered.

From WSMV: (Hat Tips ASPF and Michelle Malkin)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The 22-year-old son of a Democratic Tennessee lawmaker has been convicted on two charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin’s e-mail account while she campaigned on the Republican presidential ticket in 2008.

The federal court jury reached its verdict Friday against David Kernell after four days of deliberation. He was found guilty of obstruction of justice and unauthorized access to a computer, but was acquitted on a charge of wire fraud.

The jury was deadlocked on a charge of identify theft. Prosecutors reserve the right to have a new trial on that charge. The charge of obstructing an investigation has a maximum 20-year prison sentence.

20 years maximum, but I have a feeling it will be closer to 20 months or even 20 days. Remember, his Dad, is TN state Rep. Mike Kernell. So I think it is highly unlikely he will have the book thrown at him.

Filed Under: Sarah Palin

Al Gore’s New Palace: With Nine New Bathrooms To Pass Along His Crap

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 29th, 2010

Al Gore, the $150 million dollar Chicken Little Hypocrite and former holder of The World’s Dumbest Vice President title, does it again.

From the LA Times (Hat Tip: Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin)

Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, have added a Montecito-area property to their real estate holdings, reports the Montecito Journal.

The couple spent $8,875,000 on an ocean-view villa on 1.5 acres with a swimming pool, spa and fountains, a real estate source familiar with the deal confirms. The Italian-style house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

As Powers points out, even the Short Bus Crowd over at DuH (aka Democrat Underground) are spitting some nails Gore’s way.


Filed Under: EnviroMarixsm

The Obama Administration’s Hard-on for SWAT Teams

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 29th, 2010

Seems to me that we have a 40ish man thinking that he is playing with G.I. Joes. Except these Joes have live ammo.

First, more government employees harassing yet more old ladies. I suppose they did not meet their quota at the TSA, so now they take to the streets to bother them.

From Big Government:

Hell’s Grannies, I am sure:

Local Quincy Tea Party Leader Steve McQueen was directing protesters when the SWAT team was called in:

And a little video:

Now, as for the oil spill in the Gulf, to me, it really smells. Very coincidental that this happens one day before Earth Day and not very long after his so-called pledge to “drill” more. To me, this was either a very odd set of circumstances or it was a complete setup. Then again, everything smells when it comes to the Left nowadays.

From CBS:

Mr. Obama said SWAT teams were being dispatched to the Gulf to investigate oil rigs and said his administration is now working to determine the cause of the disaster.

The president promised to deploy “every single available resource” to the area and ordered his disaster and environmental leaders to go. The Navy is sending 66,000 feet of inflatable boom and seven skimming systems, and using its bases in the region as staging areas for the operation.

Federal officials announced inspections would begin immediately of all oil rigs in the Gulf and subpoena powers would be used in the gathering investigation. But the priority was to support the oil company BP PLC in employing booms, skimmers, chemical dispersants and controlled burns to fight the oil surging from the seabed.

The administration rejected suggestions that the federal government was slow to act in dealing with the spill and expressed frustration with BP’s inability to seal the ruptured well head. The government approved the start of drilling for a relief well and was considering approving a second one as industry and government officials worked on multiple fronts to contain the slick.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Lisa Jackson, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency are explected to visit the Gulf Coast Friday, the same day the massive oil spill is expected to hit U.S. coastline.

“This is a spill of national significance,” Napolitano said during a briefing for reporters at the White House.

Classifying the spill with the phrase “national significance” allows the government to tap funds from other areas of the country’s coastline to pay for efforts to clean up and monitor the spill, Napolitano said.

Napolitano pledged her department will make sure that BP will reimburse the government for any taxpayer dollars spent on the clean up.

And what, pray tell will happen if this spill is found to have been caused by sabotage? Maybe by a so-called “environmental” or an eco-terrorist group? Will they be made to reimburse the government for the costs of the cleanup? Do not hold your breath.

Also, what the hell do you need SWAT teams down there for? Are they engineers, scientists, environmental experts or have any knowledge of how rigs work or how spills occur? Of course, the answer is no in every case. SWAT teams are law enforcement and nothing more. What is more likely, is that their purpose is seize to records, both paper and digitized to be used against BP.

As The Great One mentioned, this could be Step One in the move to nationalize or at the very least, give the federal government fiat control over the oil industry.

Obama: “I do think at a certain point, you’ve made enough money”

Posted by Talismen | April 29th, 2010

Ahh yes….According to his hind-ass, some of us are making “enough money”. How dare we want more. How dare we make more. How dare we want to have a better life for ourselves. Then, in the same breathe, he turns around and admits that us “producers” (my word, not his) should keep right along “producing”.

Turns out…He went off script for this little utterance of redistributive truth.

I swear…Some people are living proof that sometimes the after birth does live and thrive:

H/T: HotAir:

We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.

Compare that to his remarks as prepared for delivery:

Now, we’re not doing this to punish these firms or begrudge success that’s fairly earned. We don’t want to stop them from fulfilling their responsibility to help grow our economy.

Note the term: “…fulfilling their responsibility to help grow our economy.”
Oh I get it. Now it’s our responsibility, ay? What about YOUR responsibility mr president? To ALL Americans,…To incentivize small business? To promote economic growth via free markets that are allowed to grow without being punished by government?

Nevermind dude….This is WAY over your alinsky-tained kool-aid drinkin’ head.

The Left’s Hate on Full Display

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 27th, 2010

Ah, those tolerant, gentle souls of the Left. Who only want the best for the little guy and to have bunnies hop and unicorns fly.

From Red State:

In light of GeicoGate and the recent accusations from the media regarding the violent rhetoric of the conservative movement, I’ve taken the liberty of editing together the voicemails and emails we’ve received as a result of DC Douglas’ call to contact FreedomWorks. Here’s the result.

WARNING: This is intense. Violent language is an understatement. I haven’t censored – only edited to remove names and phone numbers.

Hat Tip to RedState via ASPF:

The biggest kick I get out of all of this is the GEICO stands for Government Employees Insurance Company. It seems that some miss the irony.

George Carlin on EnivroMarxism

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 22nd, 2010

For “Earth Day” (by the way, how come there in no Moon Day?), sit back and let the late, great George Carlin entertain you.

Filed Under: EnviroMarixsm

SEIU Racial Terrorists Plead “Not Guilty” in MO Racial Hate Crime

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | April 21st, 2010

You might remember the name Kenneth Gladney. He was the man who was beaten, kicked, had racial slurs thrown at him and was hospitalized by SEIU thugs and St. Louis Dispatch reporter Jake Wagman, back last summer during a town held by Sen. Russ Caranahan.

From Big Government:

Gladney, a cancer survivor, was selected for the beatdown because he was handing out “Don’t Tread On Me” flags and because he was black.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported at the time:

Kenneth Gladney, a 38-year-old conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with “Don’t tread on me” printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room of the St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was waiting to be treated for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face that he suffered in the attack. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack started.

The national media and NAACP ignored the hate crime. Gladney didn’t fit the mold.

It says at the time, because the link to this story produces (and has for a good while) a 404 page. Obviously, when it was found out that one of the Dispatch’s own reporters participated in the beating, they took that story down. Typical media cowards.

As I noted back then:

How interesting that these once peaceful, if a bit heated town halls have all of the sudden turned into a war zone. And all of it orchestrated by the White House, and as is always the case when unions and Left-Wing parasites show up anyplace, it degenerates into hate speech, shouting threats and violence. This is their hallmark, their raison d’ete and a tactic they have perfected for the better part of half a century. And a lot of it funded by your tax dollars.

Here is the actual video. One that would give Robert Byrd and other long-time Democrat Klan members wet dreams and recalling the good old days:

Now that these union and media lowlives have pleaded not guilty, the case will go to trial. It shall be interesting seeing how corrupt the state of Missouri’s DA office truly is. Will they plea these thugs out or actually try to get a conviction? Also, how much SEIU money, (read extorted union dues mixed with taxpayer funds) will go to defend these cretins? Will Eric Holder tell them he can spare some of his ambulance-chasing/terrorist-loving defense attorneys and have them fly to MO on the taxpayer’s dime?

As Big Gov’t says, see you in court.