Monday, November 30, 2009

Huckleberry is Toast

Remember this: Why parole a monster like Green. I posted it back in December of 07. He's a serial commuter.

The man is a naive, soft on crime Christian socialist and that's a very dangerous combination. This time it's going to destroy him. 4 cops killed because he commuted a sentence of 95 years to 9 years. Sons and daughters have been forced to go through life without their mothers and fathers because this guy executed compassion without reason. He couldn't be elected now as a Democrat let alone a Republican.

I hope he has an extended contract with Fox, he's going to need it.

Health Care Support Still in the Crapper

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 41% of voters nationwide favor the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. Fifty-three percent (53%) are opposed to it. Those figures include 22% who Strongly Favor the plan and 40% who are Strongly Opposed.

Support for the legislation is up three percentage points from a week ago. However, last week’s results were the lowest level of support ever recorded for the plan. With the exception of a few days following nationally televised presidential appeals for the legislation, the number of voters opposed to the plan has always exceeded the number who favor it.

While advocates say the plan is needed to control the cost of health care, 56% of voters now say it will have the opposite impact and push prices even higher. Just 17% believe passage of the plan will lead to lower costs.
That's 83% who at least have half a clue.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Selective Transparency

Stop the ACLU has reported that the "Climategate" scientists have agreed to publish their figures in full.....that is the ones they have left after throwing away ALL of the untweaked raw data.

So much for the Scientific Method.

Switzerland Bans "Minarets"

Talk about strange bedfellows, the right and feminists tag teamed on this one.
Thirty minutes after the referendum finished at midday, Swiss television reported: “The initiative would appear to be accepted. There is a positive trend. It’s a huge surprise.”

According to the respected gfs.bern polling institute an estimated 59 per cent of voters backed the ban. A majority of cantons were also in support of the initiative.

“A majority have voted for a nationwide ban on the construction of minarets,” said the institute’s director Claude Longchamp, speaking on Swiss Radio DRS.

For the Swiss constitution to be changed, the majority of the electorate and a majority of the cantons are required to vote ‘yes’.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Prosecuting American 'War Crimes'

Pardon my naivete' but this has absolutely GOT to be unconstitutional.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "great regret" in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague.

The ICC's chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court's authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction—at least with respect to Afghanistan.

Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC's founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory, even those from nontreaty countries, fall under the ICC's oversight, Mr. Ocampo told me. And the chief prosecutor says he is already conducting a "preliminary examination" into whether NATO troops, including American soldiers, fighting the Taliban may have to be put in the dock.

Friday, November 27, 2009

U.S. Unlikely to Use the Ethanol Congress Ordered

Another shining example of the Fed government being behind the curve again...Two years ago, Congress ordered the nation’s gasoline refiners to do something that is turning out to be mathematically impossible.

To please the farm lobby and to help wean the nation off oil, Congress mandated that refiners blend a rising volume of ethanol and other biofuels into gasoline. They are supposed to use at least 15 billion gallons of biofuels by 2012, up from less than seven billion gallons in 2007.

But nobody at the time counted on fuel demand falling in the United States, which is what has happened during the recession. And that decline could well continue, as cars become more efficient under other recent government mandates.

At the maximum allowable blend, in which gasoline at the pump contains 10 percent ethanol, updated projections suggest that the country is unlikely to be able to use all the ethanol that Congress has ordered up. So something has to give.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Honduras Supreme Court backs Zelaya ouster

(Reuters) – Honduras' Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that ousted President Manuel Zelaya cannot legally return to office, dimming the possibility of his reinstatement after a June coup, court sources said.

The Court did not release the full text of its non-binding ruling, but a court source and a lawyer close to the proceedings said it closely follows earlier decisions upholding Zelaya's ouster after he moved to change the constitution.

On June 28, soldiers removed Zelaya from office and sent him into exile on orders from the Supreme Court. The Congress swore in Roberto Micheletti to head the new government, but the world denounced the move and refused to recognize the interim government.
Two thoughts : First, it's NOT a coup if his ouster was backed by the Congress and SC. If any coup was committed it was Zelaya attempting to usurp the Constitution. Second, Obama backed the wrong horse yet again. As Carter, he's becoming the perfect opposite barometer.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Obama's Polls Continue to Tank

You know when the RCP average has you polling below 50% you're in real trouble. Keep in mind it's mostly "Adults" rather than "Registered" or "Likely" voters polled. You can realistically knock an additional 5% if strictly likely voters were canvassed.

That's where Obama finds himself now and at this early stage in his Presidency it's an ominous sign indeed.

Lovely Agere says: Expect the MSM to spin for the next two weeks like never before.

Good call A.

Thanksgiving Eve Funny

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist

If ever there was a bonafide reason to "take no prisoners", this is it.
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 for their trouble, three of the SEALs, members of the Navy's elite commando unit, are now facing criminal charges, sources told

The three have refused non-judicial punishment — called an admiral's mast — and 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.

Tuesday Funny

Obama Hits New Low

Rasmussen is reporting that their latest 3 day rolling poll ave has hit a new record low for the passion index at (-15). (27%) Strongly Approve (42%) Strongly Disapprove. Meanwhile BHO has a total approval of 45% which matches a record low.

We at Opinipundit have asserted for some time that when the level of of Strong Disapproval surpasses that of Total Approval, Obama is in very deep trouble. It's getting perilously close

Monday, November 23, 2009

Support for Health Care Reform Hits New Low

Most Democrats feel the American public is too stupid to know better. We'll see how that assessment plays out in 2010.
Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

Half the survey was conducted before the Senate voted late Saturday to begin debate on its version of the legislation. Support for the plan was slightly lower in the half of the survey conducted after the Senate vote.

Prior to this, support for the plan had never fallen below 41%. Last week, support for the plan was at 47%. Two weeks ago, the effort was supported by 45% of voters.

Intensity remains stronger among those who oppose the push to change the nation’s health care system: 21% Strongly Favor the plan while 43% are Strongly Opposed.

Most Dangerous Cities

Hope you live elsewhere.

No. 1: Camden, N.J.
No. 2: St. Louis, Mo.
No. 3: Oakland, Calif.
No. 4: Detroit, Mich.
No. 5: Flint, Mich.
No. 6: New Orleans, La.
No. 7: Birmingham, Ala.
No. 8: Cleveland, Ohio
No. 9: Jackson, Miss.
No. 10: Memphis, Tenn.
No. 11: Gary, Ind.
No. 12: Compton, Calif.
No. 13: Baltimore, Md.
No. 14: Richmond, Calif.
No. 15: Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Funny

US economy much weaker than government numbers suggest

The data the gubmit is selectively, often misleadingly reporting, obscures the peril we are truly in.
While the US recently reported 3.5 percent GDP growth in the third quarter, suggesting that the most severe recession since the Great Depression is over, the US economy is actually much weaker than official data suggest.

Official measures of GDP may grossly overstate growth in the economy as they don’t capture the fact that business sentiment among small firms is abysmal and their output is still falling sharply. Third-quarter GDP — properly corrected for these factors — may have been 2 percent rather than 3.5 percent.

The story of the US is, indeed, one of two economies. There is a smaller one that is slowly recovering and a larger one that is still in a deep and persistent downturn.

Consider the following facts. While the US’ official unemployment rate is already 10.2 percent, the figure jumps to a whopping 17.5 percent when discouraged workers and partially employed workers are included. And, while data from firms suggest that job losses in the last three months were about 600,000, household surveys — which include self-employed workers and small entrepreneurs — suggest that those losses were above 2 million.

Moreover, the total effect on labor income — the product of jobs times hours worked times average hourly wages — has been more severe than that implied by the job losses alone, because many firms are cutting their workers’ hours, placing them on furlough, or lowering their wages as a way to share the pain.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

(Inane) Quote of the Day

"But with roughly a quarter of the stimulus money out the door after nine months, the accumulation of hard data and real-life experience has allowed more dispassionate analysts to reach a consensus that the stimulus package, messy as it is, is working."
If you've got a cast iron stomach, the rest of the article is HERE

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hadley hacked: warmist conspiracy exposed?

At least on the surface it appears that The disingenuous and manipulated house of cards built by the Global Warming fanatics is in for a very stiff breeze.
The director of Britain’s leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine’s TGIF Edition tonight ..."It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails."…

TGIF asked Jones about the controversial email discussing “hiding the decline”, and Jones explained what he was trying to say.
So the 1079 emails and 72 documents seem indeed evidence of a scandal involving most of the most prominent scientists pushing the man-made warming theory - a scandal that is one of the greatest in modern science. I’ve been adding some of the most astonishing in updates below - emails suggesting conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more. If it is as it now seems, never again will “peer review” be used to shout down sceptics.

This is clearly not the work of some hacker, but of an insider who’s now blown the whistle.
More HERE.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Detroit's Silverdome sells for a paltry $583,000

Detroit is the quintessential template for how to drive away business and totally screw up a city.
Even though some homes in Detroit literally sell for $1, we're still surprised to see how little an entire stadium fetches. In this case it's the famous Pontiac Silverdome

Detroit News: Nearly 25 years after taxpayers spent $55.7 million building the Pontiac Silverdome and a year after a $20 million sale fell through, city officials have sold the arena once called the most desirable property in Oakland County.

The price: $583,000.

The broker, David J. Leitch, is quite upset about the final selling price. And hey, can you blame him?

"The property alone, at $10,000 an acre, should have gone for more than that. And you have the Silverdome, its contents, and the infrastructure already in place. I had estimated it would probably go for between $1.2 million and $3 million. I can't believe it."
Look for a similar scenario to play out in our larger cities throughout the country.

Obama Motors Chrysler and UAW “electric car” fraud

Just one example of thousands...
Last winter when Chrysler was groveling and crying about having to go bankrupt the Obama Administration took control of the company and struck a deal to justify putting $12.5 B of our tax money in its bank accounts. Chrysler promised it would produce a 500,000 vehicle fleet of practical “electric” cars in just four model years!

Chrysler was merely the United Auto Workers’ bagman. Chrysler got our money then funneled it to the very unions that are killing the American auto industry.

Last week these thieves quietly announced the end of the “electric car” scam which they knew was a fake promise to begin with. The government’s money has run out so there’s no need to keep up the charade.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Poll Backs up Rasmussen

President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dipped below 50 percent nationally for the first time, as Americans worry about the war in Afghanistan, a new poll released Wednesday found.

The Quinnipiac University poll showed 48 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president, compared to 42 percent who disapprove.

The president also scored low marks from Americans on his handling of the situation in Afghanistan, with just 38 percent saying they approved of his approach, but a majority did say it was the "right thing" for US troops to be in the country.
Raz has shown this for a month.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"The Prisoner" Reviewed

I rarely comment on such things as mundane as a television miniseries. Let me make the exception to offer my two sense worth on the the "updated" version of "The Prisoner".... IT SUCKS! Despite top notch casting and a premise with tons of potential it fell flatter than a 2000 lb. pancake dropped from the Sears Tower.

It was nothing more than a cross between a soap opera made on the cheap and "Twin Peaks" without the sex and persuasive plot. One is beotchslapped early on by this dung pile of creativity. It wasn't cinematography or the acting that made most of us incredulous, it was the complete incoherence of storyline and one of the monumental anticlimaxes of all time. Self involved is a compliment for this little gem.

Maybe I'm just not deep enough, or maybe I had a hard day and wasn't feeling too "artsy" at the time or maybe it just sucked hind tit. Whatever the reason for my gut reaction,take my advice....don't waste your time, reruns of "Family Guy" or The Office" or "I Love Lucy" will leave you far more spiritually fullfilled than this cinematic piece of crap.

Fort Hood captain: Hasan wanted patients to face war crimes charges

Fort Hood massacre suspect Nidal Malik Hasan sought to have some of his patients prosecuted for war crimes based on statements they made during psychiatric sessions with him, a captain who served on the base said Monday.

Other psychiatrists complained to superiors that Hasan's actions violated doctor-patient confidentiality, Capt. Shannon Meehan told The Dallas Morning News.

One day after the Nov. 5 attack that killed 13 and wounded 29, a Fort Hood official said she had never received complaints about Hasan's job performance. Col. Kimberly Kesling, deputy commander of clinical services at the base's Darnall Army Medical Center, also said he was a "hardworking, dedicated young man who gave great care to his patients."
Great call Ms Col. Kesling. Idiots like her treat cluelessness as if it was a virtue.

Tuesday Funny

Not so funny.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist

You'd think they'd be a tad less obvious...
Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 9th Congressional District, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the website set up by the Obama Administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.

There's one problem, though: There is no 9th Congressional District in Arizona; the state has only eight Congressional Districts.

Two New Polls Show Graham Tanking

"Moderates" win MSM beauty contests not elections. This is especially true in South Carolina.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s public support is collapsing in South Carolina – driven by a wholesale revolt among the GOP electorate and a steady erosion of his support amongst independents.

Already consistently loathed by a solid third of GOP voters, Graham’s recent leftward bent – including his co-authoring of a controversial “Cap & Tax” proposal supported by President Barack Obama and liberal Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) – has him locked in a “terminal free fall,” according one prominent Republican consultant.

“A chunk of the GOP has always detested him, but in the last month a dam has broken,” said the consultant, who was granted anonymity to discuss the impact of two recent polls that were conducted in South Carolina (one allegedly by Graham’s own advisors). “More Republicans now oppose Sen. Graham than support him. Independents are also deserting him in huge numbers.”

Even more troubling for Graham is there doesn’t seem to be a way out of the box. In fact, both polls reportedly showed that the more the national liberal establishment and local environmentalists rally to Graham’s defense, the worse things get for him.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Iran 'has rejected' nuclear deal: French FM

Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Iran has in effect rejected a UN-brokered deal aimed at preventing Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in an interview published on Sunday.

"In practice, the answer has almost been given and it is negative. That is a shame, a shame, a shame," Kouchner told the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot ahead of a visit to the region later this week.

The comments came as both the United States and Russia expressed frustration at Iran's failure to give an answer three weeks after it received the offer in high-level talks to defuse the stand-off.

Copenhagen climate change agreement is impossible

Expected when two of the most populous nations in the world tell them to FO.
World leaders have finally accepted that it will be impossible to come to a deal on climate change this year and have moved their attention to setting new deadlines for a global agreement.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Obama: Too Soon for Probe Of Fort Hood by Congress

On an eight-day Asia trip, President Obama turned his attention home and pleaded for lawmakers to "resist the temptation to turn this tragic event into the political theater."
You mean Mr President, like exactly what you're doing with the Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial?

Pic of the Day

He ought to be getting pretty good at this, after all practice makes perfect.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Webb Calls it Right

Concerning the idiotic decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorists in civilian courts in the United States, we have a rare display of lucidity from a Democrat.
Virginia Democratic Sen. James Webb says: I have never disputed the constitutional authority of the President to convene Article III courts in cases of international terrorism. However, I remain very concerned about the wisdom of doing so. Those who have committed acts of international terrorism are enemy combatants, just as certainly as the Japanese pilots who killed thousands of Americans at Pearl Harbor. It will be disruptive, costly, and potentially counterproductive to try them as criminals in our civilian courts.

The precedent set by this decision deserves careful scrutiny as we consider proper venues for trying those now held at Guantanamo who were apprehended outside of this country for acts that occurred outside of the country. And we must be especially careful with any decisions to bring onto American soil any of those prisoners who remain a threat to our country but whose cases have been adjudged as inappropriate for trial at all. They do not belong in our country, they do not belong in our courts, and they do not belong in our prisons.

I have consistently argued that military commissions, with the additional procedural rules added by Congress and enacted by President Obama, are the most appropriate venue for trying individuals adjudged to be enemy combatants.
Well stated Senator.

Consumer sentiment falls in November

Gear up for some banner Christmas sales.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment fell in early November to the weakest in three months amid grim expectations for job and income prospects, a survey showed on Friday.

The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers said its preliminary index of sentiment for November fell to 66.0, the lowest since August, from 70.6 in October. This was well below economists' median expectation of a reading of 71.0, according to a Reuters poll.

The index of consumer expectations fell to 63.7 in early November from 68.6 in October.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Federal Deficit Hits October Record of $176 Billion

Records keep being broken and none of them good.
The U.S. budget deficit for October surged to $176 billion, a record for the month, the Treasury Department announced today.

During the month, the government racked up $311 billion in outlays compared with $135 billion in receipts.

The October numbers mark the first month for the new fiscal year after the U.S. wrapped up the 2009 fiscal year that ended on September 30 with a record-high $1.4 trillion budget deficit due to increased government spending to stop the recession and the financial crisis. The final deficit for the 2009 fiscal year was equal to 10 percent of the nation's GDP, the highest shortfall relative to GDP since 1945, the final year of World War II.

Obama said to want revised Afghanistan options

Apparently surrender wasn't one of the options originally offered up.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama won't accept any of the Afghanistan war options before him without changes, administration officials say, amid an argument by his own ambassador in Kabul that a significant U.S. troop increase would only prop up a weak, corruption-tainted government.

Obama's ambassador, Karl Eikenberry, who is also a former commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, is voicing strong dissent against sending more troops, according to an administration official. This puts him at odds with the current war commander, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who wants thousands more troops.

Eikenberry's misgivings center on a concern that bolstering the American presence in Afghanistan could make the country more reliant on the U.S., not less. He expressed them in forcefully worded cables to Washington just ahead of Obama's latest war meeting Wednesday.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss administration deliberations.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day 2009

God bless all that have served, Godspeed all those who have perished.

Republicans Edge Ahead of Democrats in 2010 Vote

I don't generally post polls by any firm other than Rasmussen. I do however, make an exception when another major outfit confirms what Raz has shown for some time.
PRINCETON, NJ Republicans have moved ahead of Democrats by 48% to 44% among registered voters in the latest update on Gallup's generic congressional ballot for the 2010 House elections, after trailing by six points in July and two points last month.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

34 Years Ago Today

Gitchigoomie is an unforgiving mistress.

Global Warming Where?

Any wonder wonder why the "global warming" moniker has been replaced with the designation "climate change"
* The average October temperature of 50.8°F was 4.0°F below the 20th Century average and ranked as the 3rd coolest based on preliminary data.

* For the nation as a whole, it was the third coolest October on record. The month was marked by an active weather pattern that reinforced unseasonably cold air behind a series of cold fronts. Temperatures were below normal in eight of the nation's nine climate regions, and of the nine, five were much below normal. Only the Southeast climate region had near normal temperatures for October.

* Statewide temperatures coincided with the regional values as all but six states had below normal temperatures. Oklahoma had its coolest October on record and ten other states had their top five coolest such months.

Boehner: 'The future is Cao'

If Cao is the future of the GOP, color me Independent.
When “Joseph” Cao was elected to the 2nd Congressional District in Louisiana, House Minority Leader John Boehner hailed him as representing the GOP’s future.

Cao was the only Republican to vote for the Pelosi healthcare reform bill Saturday evening.

Monday, November 09, 2009

U.S. Aware of Hasan Efforts to Contact al Qaeda

This could get VERY nasty...
U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

One senior lawmaker said the CIA had, so far, refused to brief the intelligence committees on what, if any, knowledge they had about Hasan's efforts.

CIA director Leon Panetta and the Director of National Intelligence, Dennis Blair, have been asked by Congress "to preserve" all documents and intelligence files that relate to Hasan, according to the lawmaker.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Fort Hood gunman had told US military colleagues that infidels should have their throats cut

Yes, lethal indeed.
Major Nidal Malik Hasan, the gunman who killed 13 at America's Fort Hood military base, once gave a lecture to other doctors in which he said non-believers should be beheaded and have boiling oil poured down their throats.

He also told colleagues at America's top military hospital that non-Muslims were infidels condemned to hell who should be set on fire. The outburst came during an hour-long talk Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, gave on the Koran in front of dozens of other doctors at Walter Reed Army Medical Centre in Washington DC, where he worked for six years before arriving at Fort Hood in July.

Colleagues had expected a discussion on a medical issue but were instead given an extremist interpretation of the Koran, which Hasan appeared to believe.

One Army doctor who knew him said a fear of appearing discriminatory against a Muslim soldier had stopped fellow officers from filing formal complaints.

Hasan attended same radical mosque as 9/11 hijackers

From Hot Air:
Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother’s funeral was held there in May that year.

The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.

Hasan’s eyes “lit up” when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki’s teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday’s horrific shooting spree.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Blog Post of the Week

Couldn't have said it better myself...
Political correctness is lethal. The 13 dead and 31 wounded at Ft. Hood can't be wrong.

We need to cut the politically correct liberal bullcrap stopping us from investigating and getting rid if necessary of the military personnel who shows signs of trouble regardless of their race or ethnic origin.
Yes, we desperately need military and intelligence personnel who speaks the language and knows the culture of the Middle East. However, better job at screening, checking their background and making sure their allegiance is to this country not to other organizations or religions - that what we need to do in order to prevent similar attacks in the future.

In the case of the Islamofascist pig Nidal Malik Hasan, he clearly gave all the signs his true allegiance was to the Prophet Muhammad and his call for Jihad, not to his country and uniform. He warned us for a of what he was going to do for a very long time, yet none of his superiors made the decision to get rid of him.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Why are we so quick to make excuses for the atrocities of Islam and so quick to condemn Judaism and Christianity.?"

Unemployment Soars

U.S. employers cut a deeper-than-expected 190,000 jobs in October, government data showed on Friday, driving the unemployment rate to 10.2 percent, the highest in 26-1/2 years.

The Labor Department said the unemployment rate was the highest since April 1983. It revised job losses for August and September to show 91,000 fewer jobs lost than previously reported.

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected payrolls to drop by 175,000 and the jobless rate to edge up to 9.9 percent from 9.8 percent in September.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fort Hood Shooting

The FBI says "No chance it was terrorism". Are they insane??? How could they say that so flippantly, the shooters name was Malik Nadal Hasan for crying out loud! I'm sorry, my bad, those nasty Amish again.

After all they are infamous for yelling `Allahu Akbar' before brutally murdering innocent people.

And the CIC appears almost flippant.

Stimulus job counts in Wisconsin wildly inflated

One example of literally thousands across the country...
Many employment reports from sources in Wisconsin are wildly inflated

A stimulus job report that says more than 10,000 jobs were saved or created in Wisconsin is rife with errors, double counting and inflated numbers based more on satisfying federal formulas than creating real jobs, a Journal Sentinel review has found.

In one case, five jobs were mistakenly listed as 50 - and then counted twice. In another, pay raises to workers were listed as saving more than 100 jobs. And in another, jobs were listed as saved even though the money had not been received and no work on the project had begun.

The problems mirror those surfacing around the country, as the federal numbers claiming 640,000 jobs created or saved by stimulus money are being scrutinized.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

IL-Sen: Kirk Seeks Palin Endorsement

As a pro cap-n-trade, pro partial birth abortion, tax increasing, pro gay marrriage liberal RINO, I wouldn't hold my breath pal.
Illinois Rep. Mark Kirk penned a memo to Republican poobah Fred Malek hoping to secure an endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for his Senate candidacy, according to a copy of the memo obtained by the Fix.

After noting that Palin will be in Chicago later this month to appear on "Oprah", Kirk writes that "the Chicago media will focus on one key issue: Does Gov[ernor] Palin oppose Congressman Mark Kirk's bid to take the Obama Senate seat for the Republicans?"

Kirk goes on to write that he is hoping for something "quick and decisive" from Palin about the race, perhaps to the effect of: "Voters in Illinois have a key opportunity to take Barack Obama's Senate seat. Congressman Kirk is the lead candidate to do that."

Big Night For GOP

Two Democrat held governorships up for grabs yesterday, two gone today.
By seizing gubernatorial seats in Virginia and New Jersey, Republicans on Tuesday dispelled any notion of President Obama's electoral invincibility, giving the GOP a lift and offering warning signs to Democrats ahead of the 2010 midterm elections.

With Obama slipping in polls and many voters unhappy with the Democratic-run Congress, "it's been increasingly clear over the last few months that Democrats were likely to have a tough midterm next year," said Charlie Cook, who handicaps races nationwide for his nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "What we've seen tonight doesn't dispute that assumption."

Tuesday's gubernatorial results certainly won't help Democrats. Perceptions are important in politics -- often more so than reality -- and the GOP's success, including a sweep of all three statewide offices in Virginia, should boost the party's fundraising and candidate recruitment in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

GOP unity, support from independents key today

This data bodes well for a Republican sweep tonight, we shall see.
Two of the main reasons for that are superior party unity and pretty overwhelming support from independents.

In NY-23 despite the presence more or less of two Republican candidates on the ballot, Doug Hoffman is winning 71% of the GOP vote to Bill Owens' 67% of the Democratic vote. Hoffman leads Owens 52-30 with independents.

In New Jersey Chris Christie is getting 82% of the Republican vote while Jon Corzine is at 72% of the Democratic vote. Christie leads 52-29 with independents.

In Virginia 94% of Republicans are for Bob McDonnell to 87% of Democrats for Creigh Deeds. McDonnell is up 63-33 with independents.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sell Your SUV and Eat Your Dog

My kids have a couple of hamsters, guess that would be equivalent to a Passat.
Thanks for killing the planet, dog owners.

Well, that's a rough paraphrase of a New Zealand study that claims a medium-size dog leaves a larger ecological footprint than an SUV.

In "Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living," authors Robert and Brenda Vale argue that resources required to feed a dog — including the amount of land needed to feed the animals that go into its food — give it about twice the eco-footprint of, say, building and fueling a Toyota Land Cruiser. Noting that a cat's pawprint was roughly equivalent to a Volkswagen Golf's, "New Scientist" ( asked an environmentalist at the Stockholm Environment Institute in York, U.K., to independently calculate animals' environmental impact, and reported that "his figures tallied almost exactly." The study apparently didn't take into account the emissions of either the SUV or the dogs.
BTW, I also have a Golden Retriever, don't even think about it.

Ford Surprises With $1B Profit; Sees Profit in '11

Funny how state owned enterprise always gets it's a$$ kicked by it's free market competition. .
Ford, the only Detroit automaker to dodge direct government aid and bankruptcy court, surprised investors with net income of nearly $1 billion in the third quarter and forecast a "solidly profitable" 2011.

The automaker said Monday earnings were fueled by U.S. market share gains, cost cuts and the Cash for Clunkers program, which drew flocks of buyers to showrooms this summer. Ford's shares rose 58 cents, or 8.3 percent, to $7.58 in pre-market trading.

The latest results signal that Ford's turnaround is on more solid ground. The company lost more than $14.6 billion last year and hasn't posted a full-year profit since 2005. While it made a profit in the second quarter, that was mainly due to debt reductions that cut its interest payments.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Republican Scozzafava puts New York congressional race in turmoil by endorsing Democrat Owens, one day after dropping out of race

Well, if anyone had any lingering doubts concerning this fraudsters true loyalties, dispense with them now...
Republican Dede Scozzafava endorsed her former Democratic opponent Sunday in the race for an upstate New York congressional seat, shaking up the contest for the second day in a row after exiting the race Saturday.

Scozzafava dropped out after Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman experienced a late-in-the-game surge. The move was expected to consolidate GOP voters behind Hoffman on Tuesday.

But on Sunday, Scozzafava backed Democrat Bill Owens -- the announcement was made in a statement sent out by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Obama Monthly Approval Index Average Lowest Yet

In October, for the third straight month, 39% Strongly Disapproved of the president’s performance. The number who Strongly Approved fell two percentage points to 29%, the president’s lowest full-month total to date. That leads to a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10, also a new low for Obama.
Also in October, the president’s total approval slipped a point to 48%. His total disapproval remained stable at 51%.