Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fannie Mae Avoided Computer Meltdown Today

 Here is a frightening story, a Fannie Mae IT contractor was fired last October without his access to high level Fannie servers immediately being terminated so he planted malicious code that was meant to take down the Fannie Mae computer system on January 31, 2009 at 9:00 AM EST. Larry Dignan at CNET News has a very interesting look at how this crime took place, the good fortune at luckily finding the malicious code early and how the code would've attacked the 4000 server Fannie Mae system. 


Friday, January 30, 2009

Michael Steele - New RNC Chairman

This is good news for the Republicans, Steele is a likable and serious guy. Good luck Mr. Steele.

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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Democrats: Judge Cannot Question Obama

This piece at Talk Left complains that a military judge has not followed Obama's "orders". They have described a judge's ruling as "insubordination". Parts of the Democrat Party have descended into utter fascism. Go read the entire piece of crap but be prepared to look at your Democrat neighbors as the gulag guards. Flying Debris commented on this case here, before it was widely known that Democrats consider inconvenient judicial orders to be "insubordination".

Hat Tips: Jules Crittenden, Instapundit

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Democrats Promise Your First Born - Then Get Drunk

Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wi), Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, shown standing and swilling amidst the Democrat's celebration of their recent sacking of America.
Photo Copyright: Washington Post
Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wi) in a somewhat more sober moment.

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House Democrats Go On Binge

Democratic House Leaders Celebrate the Screwing of America

Like drunken sailors the House Democrats, led by the poster child for plastic surgery and fiscal irresponsibility Nancy Pelosi, will screw every hard-working American before doing it again. Stop them before they get to your house!

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ACORN - America's Bad Seed

Check out this group, RottenAcorn and their list of particulars against ACORN in: "ACORN Is A Multi-Million-Dollar Multinational Conglomerate"

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Obama's Good Intentions

Copyright: Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star Tribune (here is his blog)


Judge Disallows Obama's 120 Day Delay of Gitmo Hearings - Update!

The Washington Post has reported:

A military judge in Guantanamo Bay has denied the Obama administration's request to delay proceedings for 120 days in the case of a detainee accused of planning the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole warship, an al-Qaeda strike that killed 17 service members and injured 50 others.

The question is this, how will the Obama administration react? If they are insistent on not proceeding with this trial then the Defense Department will be forced to drop the charges, charges against a man who allegedly plotted the murders of 17 American servicemen. The coming hours may show us whether our nation's government will fight terrorists or if they will fight those who actually do fight terrorists.

Update: As noted here, some Democrats now describe the judge's ruling as "insubordination" against President Obama. Ten days, two minutes into the Obama administration and they are describing a judicial ruling as "insubordination" against their idol, this is chilling.

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New on the Web - A Dream Blog

No this is not another new leg-tingling, pro-Obama media mash, rather it is a blog on people's dreams. So if you are wondering about dreams head on over to 31 Dreamers.


Democrats to Send Checks to Illegals

First they further subsidize the vote fraud group ACORN and now we learn that the Democrats have inserted a provision in the "stimulus" bill that would send checks, not to legally registered aliens but to unregistered foreign aliens. Next they will get ACORN to register the illegals and get them mortgages that they will never be able to repay, way to go Democrats. What an honest bunch.

Hat Tip: Drudge

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Former Boss of Global Warming Kook Describes Hansen's Climate "Models" as Useless

What a shock, James Hansen, the NASA employee who predicted a coming ice-age before predicting that the earth would burn-up in its own heat (John Kerry must love this guy) has been called to task for having "embarrassed NASA." Dr. John Theon could have added that Mr. Hansen and his fellow global warming kooks have embarrassed the entire field of science.

Watts Up With That has the full story, including the assertion that Mr. Hansen was being dishonest when he repeatedly stated that he had been "muzzled".

Hat Tip: Powerline

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

I Can Agree With Obama on This One...

 I got a kick out of these comments this morning but I didn't see it on CNN so I missed the breaking news "Snow Joke" story tag.

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6-Foot Crap Sandwich Passes House

Larded-up with all the Democratic trimmings and no Republican support.

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Iraqi Security Forces Go To the Polls

Copyright: Hadi Mizban/AP Photo

Iraq's security forces voted in provincial elections today ahead of Saturday's general provincial elections.

Hat Tip: War News Update

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Obama White Sox Hats?

Bridgeport had better get used to Hope and Change. If Anne at the Backyard Conservative gets wind of this we might see her at Wrigley Field next summer - after all, it's a great place to see Hot Rod Blagojevich!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Print and Spend Democrats

Copyright: Preble County Pork Festival, Inc.
Heinold Racing Pigs circa 1975 or Democrats 2009? You decide.

This has gotten out of hand, the Print and Spend Democrats are now ramming through a pork package that would make the Iowa Pork Queen blush, it would make the Heinold Racing Pigs squeal with envy and it makes me ill. Read the misnamed Stimulus Bill here, as they say "$850 Billion, 1588 pages, and counting... somebody needs to read it!"

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Eric Holder: "I Need Bill Curtis to Help Me Find the Internet!"

Obama's Attorney General nominee and former Rod Blagojevich attorney Eric Holder has now admitted to gross incompetence. Mr. Holder has stated that he did not know who fugitive tax cheat Marc Rich was. Ranking Republican Arlen Specter had the following exchange with Mr. Holder:

Specter: Did you receive information about the facts of the Rich case from anyone other than Mr. Rich’s attorney, Jack Quinn?

Holder: No.

Eric Holder could not find the internet.

At the time in question Mr. Holder was the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, he worked in the Justice Department yet he failed to notice the fact that tax-cheat and international fugitive Marc Rich was on the United States Justice Department's Ten Most Wanted List.

The corruption of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party continues apace.

Here's a little help for Eric Holder and all of those Obamanites who are having trouble with those sticky facts, it's Bill Curtis and he has helpfully found the internet for Mr. Holder.

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Terrorists to Obama: BFF!

Copyright: Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star Tribune (here is his blog)

Hat Tip: Flopping Aces

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Obama to Bankrupt Domestic Auto Industry

Copyright. Obama drove this carbon-spewing gas hog, a Chrysler 300 C Hemi until it was politically inconvenient.

Leave to a hazard from Harvard to be utterly incapable of understanding something as relatively simple as the auto industry. This morning Obama is scheduled to announce (NY Times registration required) the imposition of brand new emission requirements for automobiles sold in America. Considering that this clown drove a Chrysler 300 C Hemi (nearly 300 grams of CO2 per kilometer) before the Clinton supporters pointed out his hypocrisy (he then bought a hybrid) this just shows another "for thee but not for me" moment for the Democrats.

Here is my problem with this governmental regimen, they are taxing the companies rather than the buyer of the actual vehicles. If the Democrats have a problem with SUVs (and they do) they should tax the mileage or the pollutant output of vehicles rather than saddling an entire corporation. The Big 3 are clearly not in position to do what BMW and Mercedes does, they pay the fines. A more rational situation would be for the fines to be paid by the people who make the purchasing decisions rather than some failed auto executives. The Japanese auto companies have a dramatic advantage over domestic auto makers because the only cars that are widely marketable in Japan are small and efficient due to the lack of space and resources on that island nation. If the federal government is so insistent on "saving" these failed auto companies they should at least allow the domestics to compete on a leveled playing field.
Democrats have given themselves Pats On the Back for cleaning up automobiles through the CAFE Standards that have been imposed on autos sold in America, yet nothing could be further from the truth. The dramatic efficiency gains made by automobiles are due to the miniaturization of computers, NASA had more to do with the clean-up than Congress. The Obama people could be the final nail in the coffin for GM, Chrysler is already dead.

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Do Not Use My Religion To Attack My Beliefs

This satirical video contains enough reality to be hysterical, and the women sound like Monte Python characters.

Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugged

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Murderers Don't Fall Far From the Tree

Researchers at the Andrew Jackson Papers Project at the University of Tennessee have found as authentic a letter that threatened the life of President Andrew Jackson, the letter was written by the father of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. English born Shakespearean actor Junius Brutus Booth threatened Jackson that he would "cut your throat whilst you are sleeping" because he was upset over the prosecution of two pirates in a trial that was said to be the OJ Simpson trial of the day. So the father of the man who murdered one of the founding fathers of the Republican Party threatened to murder the founding father of the Democratic Party over the prosecution of pirates, rather than any of President Jackson's actual disgraces. It is interesting that John Wilkes Booth fancied himself as Brutus, a plotter against the life of Julius Caesar, Shakespearean character (et tu, Brute?) and the given middle name of his father. Once again, the nuts don't fall far from the trees.

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Al-Qaeda to Obama: Let My People Go!

Oh great, now two Guantanamo Bay prisoners have shown up in an al-qaeda propaganda film. By all means let's close the place down. Sheesh.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Takes Oath Second Time

 I think that this is a good idea, no reason to start off giving fuel to the crazies on either side. After President Obama and Chief Justice Roberts both flubbed the Oath of Office on Tuesday, Roberts went to the White House this evening and administered the oath a second time.

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Biofuels in the Winter

Well it sure didn't work out so well for the Bloomington, Minnesota where it was more than 10 degrees below zero last week. Here is the Star Tribune  report from last Thursday:

All schools in the Bloomington School District will be closed today after state-required biodiesel fuel clogged in school buses Thursday morning and left dozens of students stranded in frigid weather, the district said late Thursday.

I have a friend who has made his own bio-diesel and he used a small heater on the gas tank during the winter.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Perfect - Mexican Oligarch Buys into NY Times

This is just too funny, Mexican oligarch Carlos Slim has bought into America's premier propaganda rag. Mr. Slim made his money the Mexican way, the government stole it for him.

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The Maddoff's - A Family of Crooks

Well it turns out that scumbag Bernie Madoff comes from a family of dirtball frauds, his mother ran a securities firm that was closed down by the SEC in 1963. The scum doesn't fall far from the toilet.

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Thank You President George W. Bush...

... For not letting those jihadists kill any more of us Americans. I write this as a person who spends his working days in a target.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A Song for the US Fed

...get your money for nothing and your chicks for free...

Sure the Dollar has slid a bit since October but short term t-bills barely earn a return. Lord help us if Paulson shows up for a press conference sporting a headband and leather pants.

Thank you Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits, oh yeh - Sting too. Video from 1984.

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Friday, January 02, 2009

Iraq Opens Bidding on 90% of Oil Reserves

The AP has the story here.

Hat Tip: Asian Energy

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year From Blago

Happy Bleeping New Year indeed. The fact that the Illinois taxpayers have to pay for this thug's hacks is galling.

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