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Obama World Tour

Posted by redsatellite on July 21, 2008

Rock Star Barack Obama (thanks NBC, CBS, and ABC) has landed in Iraq. And yes WE get to pay for it!

Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama arrived in Iraq on Monday for talks with Iraqi officials and U.S. commanders over a 5-year-old war he has pledged to end, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said.

He is accompanied by Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, a leading Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican who serves on the Foreign Relations Committee and is an outspoken GOP critic of the Iraq war.

Oh yeah…we pay for that too. If you’re ready to order your Obama World Tour T-Shirts…the back of your T-shirt will look something like this:

  • Afghanistan
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Israel
  • Gaza (West Bank-Ramallah)
  • Germany
  • France
  • The United Kingdom

Rumor has it, Kanye West (“George Bush doesn’t care about black people.“), will likely open for Obama on his sold out tour.

Posted in Campaign \'08, Defeatocrats, Liberalism, MSM, Politics | 2 Comments »

Why I Left GreenPeace: Patrick Moore

Posted by Mark on July 19, 2008

A must read editorial by a founder, from the April Wall Street Journal:

Sadly, Greenpeace has evolved into an organization of extremism and politically motivated agendas.

And, a little more from…um…Mr. Moore:

As Moore sees it, the composition of Greenpeace has changed dramatically since his heyday. He says the fall of communism brought an influx of anti-corporate extremism to the environmental movement because, “suddenly, the international peace movement had a lot less to do. Pro-Soviet groups in the West were discredited. Many of their members moved into the environmental movement, bringing with them their eco-Marxism and pro-Sandinista sentiments.

“A lot of those in the peace movement were anti-American and, to an extent, pro-Soviet. By virtue of their anti-Americanism, they tended to sometimes favor the communist approach. A lot of those people, a lot of those social activists, moved into the environmental movement once the peace movement was no longer relevant.” Social activists, he suggests, “are now using the rhetoric of environmentalism to promote other collectivist agendas, such as class struggle — which I personally believe is a legitimate area, but I don’t believe it’s legitimate to mix it up with environmentalism.”

Mr. Moore won’t be hosting the Rush Limbaugh show any time soon, but he most assuredly nails the current “environmentalist” movement as a bunch of bored Marxists.

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Marxism 101

Posted by redsatellite on July 18, 2008

Get ready America, and ESPECIALLY New York. Hold on to your money….your messiah- Obama is about to clean you out.

New York tax filers reporting more than $375,000 a year in earned income may end up paying nearly 60% of their wages in taxes to the government under a Barack Obama presidency, economists who have analyzed his plan said.

The Democratic presidential candidate is proposing not only raising the federal income tax, but also adding a Social Security tax for those Americans earning more than $250,000 a year. For New Yorkers, that could mean that if the current Social Security rate is applied, the marginal tax rate, or rate on every extra dollar earned, could rise to 58%.

This is a very eye-popping number,” a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Alan Viard, said.

Gee…YA THINK?

Nothing like penalizing those Americans who are doing well. Level that playing field Obama…every chance you get. Take their money and give it to the government and everyone else making LESS. Spread that money around. Add those welfare programs and social programs.

Heck…let’s start with New York. We can change the name to New Nanny.

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The Light Bulb Flickers…..ON

Posted by redsatellite on July 17, 2008

Europeans may be waking up to the mayhem born from radical Islam. FINALLY.

Europeans are increasingly lashing out at the construction of mosques in their cities as terrorism fears and continued immigration feed anti-Muslim sentiment across the continent.

The latest dispute is in Switzerland, which is planning a nationwide referendum to ban minarets on mosques. This month, Italy’s interior minister vowed to close a controversial mosque in Milan.

Some analysts call the mosque conflicts the manifestation of a growing fear that Muslims aren’t assimilating, don’t accept Western values and pose a threat to security. “It’s a visible symbol of anti-Muslim feelings in Europe,” says Danièle Joly, director of the Center for Research in Ethnic Relations at the University of Warwick in England. “It’s part of an Islamophobia. Europeans feel threatened.”

Liberal dolts like Ms Joly love to throw the word ‘Islamophobia’ into the discussion to automatically couch and frame their argument. As if to say: the peasant hordes are overreacting…how stupid and oafish!

Well guess what you pandering moral relativists– it’s a fear based on facts. And people are DAMN tired of the terrorism- you boorish sycophants.

Some moderate Muslims say those against building more mosques sometimes have legitimate concerns.

My God….someone give THEM a platform. That’s a refreshing voice in the wilderness!

Posted in 9/11/01, Immigration, Islam, Liberalism, Religion, War and Terror | Leave a Comment »

Dealing With the Devil

Posted by redsatellite on July 16, 2008

Israel and Hezbollah have completed their ignominious exchange. Two dead Israeli soldiers have now been returned home.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas turned over to Israel two coffins believed to contain the bodies of Israeli soldiers captured two years ago, setting in motion a dramatic prisoner exchange between the bitter enemies Wednesday.

The swap- mediated by a U.N. appointed German official who shuttled between the sides for 18 months- is likely to be a significant boost for Hezbollah at a time when the guerrillas are regaining their footing following the blows they suffered in a 2006 war against Israel. It also closes a painful chapter for Israel, which launched a war in against Hezbollah response to the soldiers’ capture in a cross-border raid.

Unbelievable. Israel should’ve never ever ever ever agreed to this. Ever.

Though officials had suspected Goldwasser and Regev were dead, the sight of the coffins was the first concrete sign of the young men’s fate. Their Hezbollah captors had withheld any information about them since they were captured on July 12, 2006.

“We are handing over the two Israeli soldiers that were captured by the resistance … and whose fate has been unknown until this moment,” Safa [Hezbollah official] said. “Now you know their fate.”

Unknown until this moment? SAY WHAT? You lying sack of feces. With any luck, you and your monstrous ilk will be eradicated from the face of the earth and find a special place in Hell.

The sorrow that swept across Israel with the images of the coffins contrasted sharply with the hero’s welcome that awaited convicted killer Samir Kantar upon his return to a homeland he left 29 years ago to set out on his deadly mission.

This is a horrible mistake. Olmert will rue the day.

Posted in Palestinians, War and Terror | 4 Comments »

Got Kidney Stones? And the Answer is….

Posted by redsatellite on July 15, 2008

Global Warming.

I told you YESTERDAY dammit, the answer would be global warming. But no…you didn’t believe me! You thought I was making it up. I warned you…that global warming would be the answer to every Jeopardy question in the future. But you weren’t listening.

More Americans are likely to suffer from kidney stones in the coming years as a result of global warming, according to researchers at the University of Texas. Kidney stones, which are formed from dissolved minerals in the urine and can be extremely painful, are often caused by dehydration, either by not drinking enough liquid or losing too much due to high heat conditions.

If global warming trends continue as projected by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, the United States can expect as much as a 30 percent growth in kidney stone disease in some of its driest areas, said the findings published in Monday’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

 

Impressive!

Every single day, the MSM reports on Global Warming. Yes every day: day in and day out. The media ASSAULT is non-stop. So from now on….whatever illness, malaise, or misfortune you may have- blame it on Global Warming.

Hmmm….I think I’ll call in sick today. Thanks Al!

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The Answer is….Global Warming

Posted by redsatellite on July 14, 2008

One day, very soon, Jeopardy will no longer be on television. And not because Alex Trebek passed away- mind you- but because the answer to EVERY Jeopardy clue will be: What is Global Warming. You can’t have a game show where every answer is the same. Uh….no…I’m not kidding.

A top Democrat told high school students gathered at the U.S. Capitol Thursday that climate change caused Hurricane Katrina and the conflict in Darfur, which led to the “black hawk down” battle between U.S. troops and Somali rebels.

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the House (Select) Energy Independence and Global Warming Committee, also equated the drive for global warming legislation with the drive for women’s suffrage in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Absolutely astounding.

I use to think these oddball remarks were hilarious. But I’ve tracked them so many times and posted such a litany of these that I’ve come to realize how unbelievably stupidpeople with IMPORTANT jobs are! And just -how out of hand– all of this is becoming.

Posted in Environment, Gore-bal Warming, Liberalism, MSM, Weather | 1 Comment »

It Was His Laugh…

Posted by Mark on July 12, 2008

…that I’ll remember about Tony Snow. His laughter was infectious, even in the rare times I didn’t agree with him. We will miss him.

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Chuckie Schumer Steps In It This Time…

Posted by Mark on July 12, 2008

and causes the 2nd largest bank failure in U.S. history.  What a guy!

IndyMac came under fire last month from U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, who said lax lending standards and deposits purchased from third parties left it on the brink of failure. In the 11 business days after Schumer explained his concerns in a June 26 letter, depositors withdrew more than $1.3 billion, the OTS said.

Liquidity Crisis

“This institution failed due to a liquidity crisis,” OTS Director John Reich said in the statement. “Although this institution was already in distress, I am troubled by any interference in the regulatory process.”

Interference. Read that as, Chuckie should keep his mouth shut.

But, Chuckie had a response:

Schumer blamed IndyMac’s own actions and regulatory failures for the seizure.

“If OTS had done its job as regulator and not let IndyMac’s poor and loose lending practices continue, we wouldn’t be where we are today,” Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in an e-mail today. “Instead of pointing false fingers of blame, OTS should start doing its job to prevent future IndyMacs.”

Poor and loose. Sounds like a pretty good description of the senior Senator from New York.

Oopsie!

Oopsie!

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Amnesty for Gas

Posted by redsatellite on July 11, 2008

You just knew this was going to happenonly a matter of time.

U.S. and Mexican entrepreneurs with an eye for a quick buck are buying subsidized fuel in bulk in Mexico and hauling it across the U.S. border to make big profits, officials say.

With a yawning gap between the cost of Mexico’s state-subsidized fuel and record U.S. pump prices, tanker truck owners and people doing business on the border are filling up tanks or plastic barrels with Mexican fuel and selling it in the United States.

Gasoline in Mexico is around a third cheaper than in the United States. For diesel, prices are more than double — well over $4 a gallon in U.S. border states compared to just over $2 in Mexican border cities.

So…in the spirit of George Dubya, Barack O-bambi, and Juan McCain, I want Amnesty granted to ALL gallons of gas as they cross the border. And let’s make this policy retroactive to when gas was a $1.50 a gallon. That’s right.

With that, let me be the first to WELCOME all those gallons of gas to our country!

Posted in Border Security, Economics, Law and Order | 1 Comment »