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Refuting Liberal Comments…Gets You NOWHERE

Posted by redsatellite on October 31, 2008

On Wednesday, CNN‘s Dr. Sanjay Gupta wrote a column about his indecision on who to vote for in elections. A quite harmless opine on his vacillating behavior. And with that, CNN allowed readers to respond.

Not surprising anyone, a liberal reader named ‘Cathy’ was ALLOWED to fire off this one:

Obama/Biden vs. McCain/Palin, what if things were switched around?…..think about it.
Would the country’s collective point of view be different?
Ponder the following: What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage,including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard LawReview?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduatingclass?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?
What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a longaffair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?
What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that includeddiscipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflectedreality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?
This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizespositive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.
Educational Background:
Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization inInternational Relations.Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden:University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
vs.John McCain:United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin:Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semesterNorth Idaho College – 2 semesters – general studyUniversity of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalismMatanuska-Susitna College – 1 semesterUniversity of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world. You make the call.

Quite a spirited and acerbic comment, don’t you think? In addition to her verbal salvos…she went and did…what liberals LOVE to do– she played the race card. Yep….that time-honored canard- vacuous progressives throw out over and over.

Naturally, I felt compelled to respond.

But one small problem, CNN.com reserves the right to ‘review’ my comment before allowing it to post. My refutation was clear and concise…with many of my points INVERSE to her ‘what if’ scenarios. But, do you see my comment there?

Uh….of course not.

Was I abusive or coarse? Absolutely not. Did I have my facts wrong in my response to hers? Absolutely not. So then, why was her comment allowed to stand? And mine not allowed to appear for one second?

You make the call.

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Global Warming Rages Through London

Posted by redsatellite on October 30, 2008

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening

A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Yah, holding a global warming debate while it’s snowing outside? Hmmm….I wonder who won the debate?

Snow fell as the House of Commons debated Global Warming yesterday – the first October fall in the metropolis since 1922. The Mother of Parliaments was discussing the Mother of All Bills for the last time, in a marathon six hour session.

In order to combat a projected two degree centigrade rise in global temperature, the Climate Change Bill pledges the UK to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The bill was receiving a third reading, which means both the last chance for both democratic scrutiny and consent.

SINCE 1922?

Heavens to Queen Elizabeth…say it ain’t so! Heck…at the rate global warming is taking hold of our planet…..we might all be able to build a snowman- by Labor Day.

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Liberal Poll-emics

Posted by redsatellite on October 29, 2008

Meanwhile at the pseudo-venerable Washington Post, liberals being liberals, they’re discussing the VALIDITY of all these national polls that show Barack Obama with an insurmountable lead. As we close in on the Big Day, the secular progressives are double and triple checking the data….just to make sure.

“We believe it is a very close race, and something that is frankly very winnable,” Sarah Simmons, director of strategy for the McCain campaign, said yesterday. Few analysts outside the McCain campaign appear to share this view.

And pollsters this time around will not make the mistake that the Gallup organization made 60 years ago — ending their polling more than a week before the election and missing a last-minute surge in support for Truman. Every day brings dozens of new state and national presidential polls, a trend that is expected to continue up to Election Day.

Heaven forbid, were McCain to somehow pull this one out of the fire. Of course, liberals have quickly forgotten how they manipulated the early Exit Polls in 2004– spreading the rumor that John Kerry was WINNING.

Still, there appears to be an undercurrent of worry among some polling professionals and academics. One reason is the wide variation in Obama leads: Just yesterday, an array of polls showed the Democrat leading by as little as two points and as much as 15 points. The latest Washington Post-ABC News tracking poll showed the race holding steady, with Obama enjoying a lead of 52 percent to 45 percent among likely voters.

Don’t you worry little liberals…the media is on your side. The fix is in. You will be taking the day off anyway…so go ahead and party- party like it’s 1999.

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Why Joe Klein is Writing

Posted by redsatellite on October 28, 2008

The ObamaMedia rolls on as we enter the final week before the election. The blatant bias, the neverending feel good articles about Barack Obama is so over the top, it’s a wonder he doesn’t change clothes in a phone booth to put on his superhero cape.

And then there’s Joe Klein. Here’s his latest:

Why Barack Obama Is Winning

Barack Obama has prospered in this presidential campaign because of the steadiness of his temperament and the judicious quality of his decision-making. They are his best-known qualities. The most important decision he has made — the selection of a running mate — was done carefully, with an exhaustive attention to detail and contemplation of all the possible angles.

HUH? Joe Biden? You’re kidding right?

Page after page….of nothing but love. And then Klein ends his homage to Obama with this line:

He seems a grown-up, in a nation that badly needs some adult supervision.

Hmmm….a first term senator with no executive experience who has chosen to: attend a black racist church for 20 years, DIRECTLY assist an organization that is under investigation in 13 states for voter fraud, PAL around with a sleezy fundraiser and campaign contributor who is about to be sentenced for extortion, and associate with a WELL KNOWN domestic terrorist over the span of several years.

Obama is a ‘grown up’? Uh….hardly. Obama seems a teen-ager not an adult. ALL the adults I know- don’t make those kind of choices. But adolescents do…when they’re bored and have no moral compass.

Obama seems a misguided child, in a nation that badly needs to supervise Joe Klein and the Main Stream Media.

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Robin Hood: More Like…Obama From the ‘Hood

Posted by redsatellite on October 27, 2008

Let’s be clear: Barack Obama’s idea of spreading the wealth- is not new for him. NO. We learn today, from Drudge, he’s been kicking that SOCIALIST idea around since (at least) 2001.

Barack Obama on Chicago Public Radio WBEZ-FM, 2001: The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth, and of more basic issues such as political and economic justice in society… and one of the, I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change. In some ways we still suffer from that.

SUFFER?

Here’s a newsflash Barack. Stupid people suffer. Ignorant people suffer. That’s how it works. Education, hard work, and personal responsibility are rewarded. There is no better place to succeed, than right here in America. Why do you think immigrants are beating down the door to get in?

If you fail, it’s YOUR FAULT. Not mine, not my mother’s, not my father’s nor my grandparents. You are ‘entitled’ to pursue: life, liberty and happiness. You are NOT ENTITLED to pursue my money, my children’s money, nor anyone else’s. You and your merry band of ‘community organizers’ do not get to ‘redistribute’ my wealth.

Period. End of frickin’ Robin Hood story.

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A Much Balihooed Execution

Posted by redsatellite on October 24, 2008

Looks like those murdering jihadists who were responsible for the bombings in Bali in 2002- have been given ‘death by firing squad’.

Good riddance. Oh…and make sure you bury these Muslim psychopaths face down….so they can see Hell.

Three men convicted of carrying out two nightclub bombings that killed 202 people on the resort island of Bali six years ago will be executed by firing squad next month, Indonesian authorities said.

The men showed neither fear nor remorse in a recent interview with CNN.

The deadly blasts ripped through two popular nightclubs in Bali’s Kuta in October 2002. Most of the dead were young Australians. More than 300 people were wounded. Dozens of victims were burned beyond recognition or blown to pieces by the massive blasts.

Leave it to CNN to check in on them…to try and appreciate how ‘they feel’ and to try and find out why they’re so UPSET and ANGRY….and so MISUNDERSTOOD. Afterall, it’s the evil Westerners’ fault. Let’s make sure we engage in constructive dialogue…to try and ‘reach out’ to them….so that we can bridge our differences…..and….and….can’t we all just get along!

The pain and suffering these 3 animals have caused…takes your breath away. But the good news is: their breath will be permanently taken away.

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Are You One of the Liberal Elite?

Posted by redsatellite on October 22, 2008

I came across a wonderful post on the attributes that help to define an elite. Read the whole thing: it’s spot-on.

This election cycle has exposed an enormous divide across the country. It’s not the divide between black and white; it’s not even the divide between liberals and conservatives. It’s the divide between elitists and the rest of us.

Worried that you’re an elitist? Here’s how you can tell if you are.

You’re an elitist if you love “Brokeback Mountain,” but think that John Wayne movies are jingoistic expressions of outdated American machismo.

You’re an elitist if you worry that Sarah Palin hunts moose, but aren’t worried that Barack Obama wants to meet personally with dictators.

You’re an elitist if you thought Colin Powell was less “authentically black” than Barack Obama until Powell endorsed Obama.

You’re an elitist if you think that only bitter people unhappy with their lives cling to the Bible.

You’re an elitist if you quote the Book of Matthew to justify socialism, cite the Book of John to defend Bill Clinton, but write off the Book of Romans as “obscure,” or deride the Old Testament as a collection of antiquated messages about shellfish and animal sacrifices.

You’re an elitist if you think that President Bush is stupid because he says “nucular,” while Joe Biden is a genius even though he thinks the word “jobs” has three letters.

You’re an elitist if you think Joe the Plumber’s income and license status are more important than the question he asked Barack Obama.

You’re an elitist if you believe that anyone who supports the standard of a married man and woman raising a child is a bigot.

You’re an elitist if you think Bill Ayers is just a professor of English.

There’s much more….(I think the author- Ben Shapiro- has channeled my brain.)

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Rise and Fall of Anyone Remotely Intelligent at the Washington Post

Posted by redsatellite on October 21, 2008

Better take your blood pressure medicine, Richard Cohen has opined in the Washington Post today:

Rise and Fall of the GOP
Cohen: It’s become a mean, exclusive, retrograde party.

It is hard to avoid the conclusion that Bush and now John McCain have constructed a mean, grumpy, exclusive, narrow-minded and altogether retrograde Republican Party.

…..It is not merely that Barack Obama was always going to garner the vast majority of the black vote. It is also that the GOP, under Rove and his disciples in the McCain campaign, has not only driven out ethnic and racial minorities but a vast bloc of voters who, quite bluntly, want nothing to do with Sarah Palin. For moderates everywhere, she remains the single best reason to vote against McCain.

But the GOP’s tropism toward its furiously angry base, its tolerance and currying of anti-immigrant sentiment, its flattering of the ignorant on matters of undisputed scientific consensus – evolution, for instance — and, from the mouth of Palin, its celebration of drab provincialism, have sharpened the division between red and blue. Red is the color of yesterday.

Let’s take these verbal cannon shots one at a time….shall we?

Cohen is suggesting that the GOP, under Rove and McCain, has ‘driven out’ ethnic and racial minorities. Hmmm….oh really? Then I guess you decided to IGNORE McCain’s recent pandering to La Raza in July. and his open borders legislative effort with Ted Kennedy. In fact, McCain has been chasing the Hispanic vote for so long…it’s a wonder his nickname hasn’t changed to McCasa.

The black community has been overwhelmingly Democrat for decades. Now they have a black man as a candidate. Nothing the Republicans will say or do is going to change or sway that voting bloc. Just ask Walter Williams, Shelby Steele, or Thomas Sewell.

Amazingly, Cohen then JUMPS all the way to evolution as a divisive issue between Democrats and Republicans. Since when has that issue even showed up in anyone’s top TEN of political hot potatoes? Oh heck…let’s be generous: let’s make it top 20!

Bigotry, racism, intolerance…..how many times are liberals going to throw those canards at Republicans? That’s a DEMOCRAT’S TROPISM….you ignorant twit. (He forgets how liberals treated conservative Michael Steele in Maryland.)

Go pound sand Cohen. You’re an angry bitter liberal from a big urban city working for a big liberal urban newspaper. I’ll take ‘drab provincialism’ any day over your FAUX cosmopolitan urbane life.

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He is Definitely Transformational

Posted by redsatellite on October 20, 2008

Colin Powell has decided that he needs to vote for Barack Obama because he’s ‘Transformational’. Not because of his liberal ideology mind you….but because he’s ‘inclusive’ and has the ‘ability to inspire’.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat’s “ability to inspire” and the “inclusive nature of his campaign.”

“I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Oh really? Fidel Castro was inclusive….and he inspired. And in 1959, Castro was a certainly a ‘transformational’ figure. But I don’t see anyone rushing to emulate him- oh yah…ask Cuban Americans how he transformed THEIR lives.

When people choose certain words to define their intent….I always head to the dictionary….just to make sure…we’re all on the same page.

Transformational: of, relating to, characterized by, or concerned with transformation. Hmmm…okay that really didn’t help, so let’s go to…

Transformation: an act, process, or instance of transforming. Well…heck…I haven’t seen this much obfuscation since….well…since- Nancy Pelosi last opened her mouth. Okay one more time….

Transforming: a. to change in composition or structure b: to change the outward form or appearance of c: to change in character or condition

Finally!

Now…we’re getting somewhere. Yep, by that last definition…I think it’s safe to say…Barack Obama is indeed ‘transformational’. He will definitely be a ‘change in composition’ and ‘change the outward form or appearance of’.

Definitely- changing from a Moderate White Republican to a Liberal Black Democrat. There you have it. According to Colin Powell, that’s why Obama gets his vote. With this ridiculous reasoning, I remind everyone why you should vote on core principles and values of an ideology and NOT….the person.

If you want to ‘spread the wealth around’, then I agree…you should vote for Barack Obama. That pretty much sums up…the liberal mindset. If you believe YOUR wealth and YOUR prosperity is YOURS and not to be enjoyed by anyone else other than YOU and the people you wish to share it with….then Barack Obama is not ‘The One’.

Being transformational is hardly a reason to vote for someone.

If you find ‘spreading the wealth’ to be a disturbing declaration….I suggest you read- three books. If you want to understand Conservatism….the guiding principles and belief- and what separates it from the current form of liberalism– please read them.

1. The Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom
2. The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
3. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk

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Awww….Can’t You Take a Joke? You Betcha!

Posted by redsatellite on October 17, 2008

SarahPalin will be appearing on Saturday Night Live….and I find that nothing short of… remarkable. To her credit…she will be stepping- high heels and 12 gauge- into the lion’s den.

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin plans to appear on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, multiple sources told CNN Thursday.

“Saturday Night Live” has featured three opening skits in which former cast member and Palin lookalike Tina Fey portrays the Alaska governor.

Meanwhile, John McCain appeared on David Letterman last night- to face his ire– after his much publicized absence from a promised appearance last month.

John McCain has learned his lesson: Don’t ever cancel on David Letterman. Appearing on the late night comedian’s show Thursday, the Republican presidential candidate apologized for skipping out on a scheduled visit late last month that Letterman later made the subject of an ongoing joke.

“I screwed up,” McCain told Letterman more than once in the interview that’s set to air Thursday night.

All that said…I also find it…NO SURPRISE– to read this:

The Center for Media and Public Affairs, a media analysis group, kept a tally of jokes told about the presidential contenders on the “Late Show” and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” in the five weeks after McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate and vaulted the little-known Alaska governor into the national spotlight.

The total: Republicans, 286. Democrats, 42.

So then the question becomes: why even do it? Why appear on these shows…if you’re going to be lambasted and lampooned anyway?

To Sarah and John’s credit…and given this much ridicule….they still manage to be able to take a joke. But if their underlying effort is to try and get this huge cast of liberals and progressives to like them…???

Uh…God Bless You….you’re a much better person than me.

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