Archive for August, 2010

The Cost of the Iraq War Was Cheap Compared to the Porkulous Bill

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 31st, 2010

Ruh roh. Another Leftist Hate Rant/Talking point down the drain.

I thought we all “knew” that the cost of the War in Iraq was $874 quadrillion dollars and at the same time caused the The Great Recession, forced people out of their homes, cost 100 trillion jobs, starved puppies and kittens, rose the mean temperature of the Earth by 104 degrees as well as being the main reason that Ellen DeGeneres left “American Idol”.

Apparently, the truth lies a little bit lower. Make that a LOT lower.

From FOX News via ASPF:

As President Obama prepares to tie a bow on U.S. combat operations in Iraq, Congressional Budget Office numbers show that the total cost of the eight-year war was less than the stimulus bill passed by the Democratic-led Congress in 2009.

According to CBO numbers in its Budget and Economic Outlook published this month, the cost of Operation Iraqi Freedom was $709 billion for military and related activities, including training of Iraqi forces and diplomatic operations.

The projected cost of the stimulus, which passed in February 2009, and is expected to have a shelf life of two years, was $862 billion.

The U.S. deficit for fiscal year 2010 is expected to be $1.3 trillion, according to CBO. That compares to a 2007 deficit of $160.7 billion and a 2008 deficit of $458.6 billion, according to data provided by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.

In 2007 and 2008, the deficit as a percentage of gross domestic product was 1.2 percent and 3.2 percent, respectively.

To put things in perspective, the Iraq War costs cover a period of eight years and the Porkulous bill only two. So, if you prorated the cost of the Porkulous over those eight years, it’s cost would have been $3.4 trillion.

Trillion. Obama’s favorite number.


Filed Under: Budget, War on Terror

More Union Sleaze: Hiring Non-Union Rent-A-Mobs To Picket For Them

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 31st, 2010

While this is hardly new, the video below is instructive on how Big Labor operates. Or should I say how they operate under the radar.

As you can about a minute in, the CEI representative asks repeatedly what local these people are from, but none have the answer. (because they are not union members to begin with) He then talks to what appears to be the union boss man,who repeats the same mantra over and over and refuses to answer the CEI’s man questions about what local these people are from, what the are being paid and if are they getting any benefits etc.

Hat Tip Michelle Malkin for the video link:

At the end, the crowd disperses after seeing the cameras. Probably waiting to get on the local Greyhound bus to be driven to their next SEUI-directed location.

Is it any wonder why unions are looked down at with such disdain? Obviously, these big, bad union bosses do not want to brave the DC heat and humidity and instead prefer to sit in air-conditioned office, drawing six-figure salaries from their extortion racket, which are improperly named “union dues”. Let the minimum wage sheep protest in their manufactured street sweatshops instead.


Filed Under: Unions

ACORN-Like Voter Roll Fraud Going on in Houston?

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 26th, 2010

Well, here we go again.

The only thing more sure about an election season than a liberal Democrat channeling Ronald Reagan is the Democrat Voter Fraud Machine climbing out from under the rocks.

And this time, it is in the Lone Star State. No doubt to try and get back at Rick Perry and the state’s opposition to ObamaCare among other things.

From EmergingCorruption.com: (Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin)

Houston Votes group submitted false voter registrations in ‘systematic attack’ on voting rolls similar to ACORN strategies: Harris County voter registrar

Two Texas activist groups, Houston Votes and Texans Together Education Fund, were accused Tuesday of an organized voter fraud campaign by Harris County Voter Registrar Leo Vasquez, who likened the groups to the now-discredited ACORN.

“The integrity of the voting rolls in Harris County, Texas, appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name Houston Votes,” Vasquez said at a 2 p.m. press conference at his office, where he also released copies of applications in some of the most egregious cases.

Houston Votes is the get-out-the-vote arm of the Texans Together Education Fund.

The money line in the story:

Caddle is a former SEIU worker from New Jersey and also recently worked in Colorado as part of a voter registration effort there.

Some thing will never change. Was every person they “signed up” given a purple shirt and a cheap cell phone with ACORN’s phone number on speed dial?


Oops! Democrat Congressman Says Pelosi ‘Might Get Sick and Die’

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 26th, 2010

Well, it looks like that a certain congressman has expressed out loud what many other Democrat House members have been running in their re-election ads over the last few weeks. That is, when it comes to their party leadership and the Leader in particular.

I know one thing. I would not want to be around Bug-Eyed Nancy come November 4, if I was this guy. That gavel is heavy and if we know Pelosi alright, it is probably spiked to boot.

From The Washington Post: (Hat Tip: Doug Powers)

Yesterday I noted here that some House Dems in tough districts are now aggressively distancing themselves from the Obama/Pelosi agenda, with some Dems taking direct shots at the President and the Speaker.

Blue Dog Dem Bobby Bright of Alabama has raised this to a new level, joking to constitutents that Pelosi might “get sick and die” before he has to support her again for Speaker, a local reporter tells me.

(snip)

So I called the reporter, Cosby Woodruff, and he gave me Bright’s actual quote.

“He had been asked a question from the audience about his support for Pelosi,” Woodruff told me. “He said, `Let’s wait until that comes up. He listed a long list of reasons why Pelosi might not run for Speaker of the House.”

“The last one was, `heck, she might even get sick and die,’” Woodruff told me.

I never thought I would say this, but this is the kind of faux pas that would even embarrass Joe Biden.


Filed Under: Congress, Health Care

TONE DEAF: Is the NSRC Trying to Overturn Joe Miller’s Victory?

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 26th, 2010

I must say that I already cannot wait until 2012.

If only for my sanity (and Tums bottle) and nothing else whatsoever.

We now have a doozy of an a example of GOP Self-Inflicted Electoral Kevorkianism. While it is certainly not surprising, is still damned hair-pulling. It is stunts like this that are why the GOP will always be known as The Stupid Party.

And more than deservedly so.

From The Washington Post (Via Hot Air and Conservatives4Palin:

Sean Cairncross, the general counsel of the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee, is headed to Alaska at the request of Sen. Lisa Murkowski to help provide guidance to the GOP incumbent finds herself trailing attorney Joe Miller by roughly 1,600 votes…

Committee sources insisted that too much should not be read into Cairncross’ presence in Alaska — only that the NRSC is an incumbent-retention committee and, as such, provides assistance when Senators ask for it.

As evidence that the committee is not putting all of its chips on Murkowski, a GOP source tells the Fix that Rob Jesmer, the bespectacled executive director of the NRSC, spoke by phone with a top Miller aide yesterday — making clear that if he wins the election the committee will support him wholeheartedly.

How Kyl, the NRSC and their assorted mental midgets think is going to help the GOP recapture the Senate (or even come close) is still open to a sanity check.

While most Dems in Congress need to be given an IQ test, a hell of a lot of Republicans, especially those in leadership positions, need to be given a mental testertone test. Just to see if there are any brains present and if they are located in the right place.


A Few More Maalox Moment Poll Numbers for the Dems

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 26th, 2010

Not good.

Not good at all.

If you are a Donkey, that is.

Just when you thought the numbers could not get any worse, here comes the start of several new post-primary polls that will send Democrat office-holders and their attendant campaigns scurrying to the medicine counter of their local grocery store faster than Obama can unzip his golf bag, speed-dial the local course and start slicing Titleists to the far left.

From Rasmussen:

Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on all 10 of the important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.

The GOP has consistently been trusted on most issues for months now, but in July they held the lead on only nine of the key issues.

Republicans lead Democrats 47% to 39% on the economy, which remains the most important issue to voters. Those numbers are nearly identical to those found in June. Republicans have held the advantage on the economy since May of last year.

But for the first time in months, Republicans now hold a slight edge on the issues of government ethics and corruption, 40% to 38%. Voters have been mostly undecided for the past several months on which party to trust more on this issue, but Democrats have held small leads since February. Still, more than one-in-five voters (22%) are still not sure which party to trust more on ethics issues.

Government ethics and corruption have been second only to the economy in terms of importance to voters over the past year.

As for FL, well Rubio is quickly widening his lead:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Marco Rubio attracting 40% of the vote, while Charlie Crist picks up 30% in the race to become the state’s next U.S. senator. The new Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek earns 21% support.

This is the first poll of the race following Tuesday’s primary. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

In the last survey before the primary, it was Rubio at 38%, Crist at 33% and Meek 21%.

With the results of this new survey, Florida’s Senate race moves from Toss-Up to Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Balance of Power summary.

I think when all is said and done there, Rubio will capture over 50% of the vote and Crist’s indie run will go down as a joke and a footnote. It would not surprise me to see him pulling up the rear.


Filed Under: Election 2010

The Terrorist Left Has Been Awfully Busy the Last Few Days

Posted by NosferatusCoffin | August 25th, 2010

Well, so much for Utopia, harmony, post-partisanship, post-racialism, lower temperatures and lower ocean levels. So much for “dialogue”, bi-partisanship and unicorns flying across the great blue sky, sh**ting Skittles out of their rears.

It is times like this when people need to be reminded why the Left should never be given power, no matter how little or under what circumstance.

First off, we have the unfortunate Muslim cabbie who was viciously attacked and stabbed by a drunken, leftist nutjob.

From Michelle Malkin:

Another day, another left-wing rush to Fox-bashing, right-wing demonizing judgment…

As you may have heard, a Muslim cabbie was stabbed in a terrible incident in NYC today.

The reportedly drunk perpetrator worked/volunteered for a liberal interfaith film company and there is zero evidence that he is a Fox News fan, Glenn Beck listener, Republican voter, or conservative blog reader.

No matter. The left-wing media couldn’t wait to indict the Right.

Next up, a Bill Ayers-wannabe firebombed an office of his former employer, Rep. Russ Carnahan.

Sorry Chris Matthews, for the 10,000th time, this attacker (and all of the others) was NOT a Tea Partier.

From Gateway Pundit:

Last Tuesday August 17, 2010, Rep. Russ Carnahan’s office was reportedly vandalized and “firebombed” at 2 AM in the morning. Hours later police arrested a suspect for the crime and held him for several hours.

Of course, when the “firebombing” was reported local leftists blamed the tea party activists.

Then things got really weird. The police released the suspect and the Carnahan camp went silent. Carnahan employees were seen dumping documents into a dumpster but refused to to talk to reporters. There was a complete blackout on information.

Now we know why.

The suspect was reportedly a disgruntled progressive activist employed by Russ Carnahan. An unnamed source familiar with the case released the information. Suspect Chris Powers reportedly was upset because he did not get paid so he firebombed the Carnahan finance offices at 2 in the morning…

Lastly, we have the hate and violence of the Left crystallized in a foul-mouthed, long-haired, maggot-infested, 1960′s retread at this past weekend’s Mosque protest/counter-protest. One who has the gall to yell, spit at and lecture a Holocaust survivor on tolerance and hatred.

Courtesy of Solomonia:

Sort of reminds you of those old black and white photos of Nazi Brownshirts, does it not? Of course, their updated wardrobe are purple shirts with the letters SEIU emblazoned on them.

Expect a lot more of this as November approaches.

Oh and by the way…(Jonah Goldberg)

In 2001, there were twice as many anti-Jewish incidents as there were anti-Muslim, again according to the FBI. In 2002 and pretty much every year since, anti-Jewish incidents have outstripped anti-Muslim ones by at least 6 to 1. Why aren’t we talking about the anti-Jewish climate in America?


Filed Under: The Terrorist Left