Chicago trader, car nut, sports fan and political junkie. "Flying Debris" refers to warning signs behind the staging areas at drag strips. I happen to enjoy the sign reading "Caution Flying Debris Please Stand To The Right". Others may take amusement and solace in the sign over on the left side of the drag strip. Please don't look for much (if any) quarter mile blogging.
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.
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".
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!
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.
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.
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 Theoncould 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".
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!"
Specter: Did you receive information about the facts of the Rich case from anyone other than Mr. Rich’s attorney, Jack Quinn?
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.
Update: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.