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Archive for February, 2008

Queue the 72 Virgins

Posted by redsatellite on February 29, 2008

Send out the classified ad….72 virgin women needed posthaste.

The cousin of Saddam Hussein, known by the nickname “Chemical Ali” for his role in a chemical weapons attack on Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s, will be executed, Iraqi officials said Friday.Ali Hassan al-Majeed’s execution should happen within 30 days, according to a high-ranking official in the office of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni.

See ya later Allah-gator!

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The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend

Posted by redsatellite on February 29, 2008

That’s how liberals think these days. The Iraq war is a perfect example.

Hundreds of anti-war activists attending a meeting here [London] on Thursday night were told that their activism was appreciated by the Lebanese Shi’ite group Hizballah.With the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq fast approaching, the British Stop the War Coalition is preparing for a massive demonstration in London on March 15.As part of the run-up, the coalition sponsored an evening with various speakers, including Ibrahim Moussawi, the editor of Al Intiqad, a Lebanese newspaper linked to Hizballah.In a short speech occasionally interrupted by applause and cheers, Moussawi told his audience that it was the support of the anti-war movement that kept Hizballah going during its brief war against Israel in 2006.

They appreciate everything you did and say you are partners in victory,” he said.

Let’s really….really…really…think about this for a moment- shall we? You hate being in a war so much, that you become a beacon of goodwill and a ‘PARTNER’ to a terrorist organization…who then sends a card-carrying member to THANK YOU?

This is how dysfunctional, their thought process is. Imagine British Jews hating the idea of Great Britain fighting in World War II so much that an SS thug stops by to THANK them for their support.

Lindsey German, one of the chief organizers of the coalition, defended her group’s decision to bring Moussawi to Britain, saying it supported anyone who stood against American “imperialism.”

I find this utterly astounding.

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A Slave to Regret

Posted by redsatellite on February 28, 2008

Here we go again….

Five states did something over the past 12 months that no state had done before: expressed regret or apologized for slavery. This year, Congress, which meets in a Capitol built partly by slaves, will consider issuing its own apology.

“We’ve seen states step forward on this,” says Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, citing the resolutions of Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Alabama and New Jersey. “I’m really shocked, just shocked” that the federal government hasn’t apologized. “It’s time to do so.”

Evidently, 143 years later…”It’s time to do so.”

If slavery was abolished in 1865…exactly how many slave owners are still alive? Oh heck, let’s expand that as far as we can….exactly how many human beings who had anything EVEN REMOTELY to do with slavery are still alive?

Zero.

So here’s my math. Let’s say you were the very last person to be born to a slaveowner, in 1865…and let’s make it the VERY LAST day before the U.S. freed all slaves. You with me? Now let’s say…you lived to be (let’s be generous) 103. SO 1865+103= 1968.

By my math, the last person in the United States or on earth for that matter, that could possibly be connected to slavery and drew a breath (24 hours worth) is now DEAD. 1968…..FORTY YEARS ago.

I had nothing to do with slavery. NO ONE ALIVE today did. Those who needed to apologize are in graves. Do I have to apologize to the British for killing their ancestors in the American Revolution? Do I have to apologize to surviving cows for killing their family members when I go to Burger King?

Can we move on?

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William F. Buckley Jr. 1925-2008

Posted by redsatellite on February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley Jr. has passed.

Mr. Buckley weaved the tapestry of what became the new American conservatism from libertarian writers like Max Eastman, free market economists like Milton Friedman, traditionalist scholars like Russell Kirk and anti-Communist writers like Whittaker Chambers. But the persuasiveness of his argument hinged not on these perhaps arcane sources, but on his own tightly argued case for a conservatism based on the national interest and a higher morality.

You were an absolute inspiration to many of us. Thank you.

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Global Warming Rages Through China

Posted by redsatellite on February 26, 2008

That Al Gore…he’s everywhere.

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January “was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average.”China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.

How can that be? Al Gore told me the oceans would rise 20 FEET in the near future. John Kerry said the threat of Gore-bal Warming was worse than the Cold War! Damn it….th-th-th-they’re scaring m-m…m-me!

In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.

Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.

Dripping sarcasm aside, those supercilious mountebanksand their unctuous followers are so full of carbon monoxide, it’s enough to blot out the sun.

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Things Learned From Being A Foster Parent

Posted by Mark on February 25, 2008

In doing some research for a client, I came across some life lessons. Being a foster parent is a special calling. Not everyone can do it, and those that can seldom do it for long.  All 19 can easily apply to one’s own children as well…

1. If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing transformer underwear and a superman cape.   
2. It is strong enough, however, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20 by 20 foot room.   
3. When you hear the toilet flush and the words, “Uh-oh,” it’s already too late.   
4. Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.   
5. A six year old can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36 year old man says they can only do it in the movies.   
6. If you use a waterbed as home plate while wearing baseball shoes it does not leak – it explodes.   
7. A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq foot house 4 inches deep.   
8. Some things will pass through the digestive tract of a four year old that you’d imagine would remain in him or her.   
9. Super glue is forever.   
10. TV and Videos can teach us many things we don’t want to know.   
11. No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.   
12. Pool filters do not like Jell-O.   
13. DVD players do not eject peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.   
14. Always look in the oven before you turn it on.   
15. The fire department has at least a 5 minute response time.   
16. The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.   
17. It will however make cats dizzy.   
18. Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.   
19. The average dog can eat at least 20 homework assignments in a school year per child.

From Foster Parenting Training. com

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And the Cost is…

Posted by Mark on February 25, 2008

Free!  A look at how the psychology of Abundance is changing the web, and our lives, forever.

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Victim Mentality Will Never Die

Posted by redsatellite on February 25, 2008

If I read one more article about how George Bush has abandoned blacks, I’m going to scream. And no, it won’t be in Spanish or Ebonics.

In a cramped guard booth on the edge of a community of luxury townhouses, the sense of helplessness that has become so familiar to Gregory Sam since Hurricane Katrina uprooted him from his home town of New Orleans can become all-consuming.“I’m struggling,” said Sam, 29, a college graduate who took an $8-an-hour post as a security guard after more than 20 job interviews led to nothing. “I feel like I’m isolated in the country somewhere . . . in a time warp.” For the nearly quarter-million people such as Sam who were evacuated to Texas after the hurricane and its floodwaters left New Orleans devastated in 2005, powerlessness has been a constant theme, exacerbated by their reliance on goodwill and the government for help in starting over again.

Angry at the Bush administration for failing them both before and after Katrina, many view the March 4 Democratic presidential primary as a chance to exert some control over their futures.

Angry at Dubya for failing you BEFORE AND AFTER Katrina? Are you kidding me?Why aren’t you angry at yourself…for being just a WEE BIT shortsighted– and not getting out of New Orleans when you had the chance? You had LOCAL government (see Mayor Chocolate Nagin), you had STATE government (see Kathleen ‘My Mind is a’ Blanco ) to help you. Why is it the Federal government’s responsibility to bail you out of a natural disaster that took days and days to arrive?

“The big thing is rebuilding,” said Martin Jones, an evangelical pastor who lost his home and church on the edge of the French Quarter and has settled in Houston. His former parishioners, Jones said, “are looking for a solution, for restoration. People are looking for some semblance of life again. How are [these candidates] going to benefit the folk who lived there?”

How are they going to BENEFIT you? Here’s a better question: How are you going to benefit society? Here’s a solution: shut up and get a job. Be a good citizen. Be a good parent. Lead by example and don’t expect a handout.

EVER!

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B2 Bummer

Posted by redsatellite on February 24, 2008

A B2 Bomber has crashed….in Guam.

A B-2 stealth bomber plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on Saturday, the first time one crashed, but both pilots ejected safely, Air Force officials said.The aircraft was taking off with three others on their last flight out of Guam after a four-month deployment, part of a continuous U.S. bomber presence in the western Pacific. After the crash, the other three bombers were being kept on Guam, said Maj. Eric Hilliard at Hickham Air Force Base in Hawaii.

A board of officers will investigate what caused the aircraft to crash at 10:30 a.m., shortly after taking off from a runway. It was the first crash of a B-2 bomber, said Capt. Sheila Johnston, a spokeswoman for Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.All 21 stealth bombers are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, but the Air Force has been rotating several of them through Guam since 2004, along with B-1 and B-52 bombers.

I worked on the B2 Bomber program from 1985 to 1988…and then again from 1991 to 1999. So hearing this….came as a big shock. The B2 bomber is one VERY sophisticated airplane…so don’t be surprised- if the cause of the crash rests with the avionics or the onboard bank of computers.

I’ve sat in that cockpit….and stared at all those digital instruments. Call it…… a hunch.

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The Great Rise and Fall of the California Empire

Posted by redsatellite on February 22, 2008

I know it seems like I’m picking on California lately. But I can’t help it….what once was an amazing land of opportunity, beauty, and exciting possibility has turned into an absolute living, breathing-hell.

A drive-by attack followed by a wild shootout between gang members and police shut down dozens of blocks of Northeast Los Angeles for nearly six hours Thursday afternoon, stranding thousands of residents, keeping students locked in their classrooms and leaving two people dead.

Veteran L.A. Police Department officials described the bizarre midday shootings — and the widespread disruption they caused — as highly unusual even in an area known for gang activity. It left the neighborhood littered with shell casings and its residents fearful.

Unusual? Uh….not any more padre. California is in a downward spiral….a tragic ending to a once great state. Southern California in particular is now a cess pool of gang violence, illegal aliens, and abject DYSFUNCTION on every level.

I should know…..I lived there for 23 years. It now reads like a dark and angry Stephen King novel….with a horrible ending.

As police swept through the neighborhood, parents waited anxiously for word about their schoolchildren and other residents remained either stuck inside their homes or kept back by police barricades.

Makes your heart soar with love and hope.

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