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‘Muslim Rage’? Uh…Is This a Trick Question?

Posted by redsatellite on November 28, 2008

While the body count in Mumbai, India PILES UP, Time.com arrives just in time to try and understand what Muslims are feeling. Yah. Get a load of this:

The disembodied voice was chilling in its rage. A gunman, holed up in Mumbai’s Oberoi Trident hotel where some 40 people had been taken hostage, told an Indian news channel that the attacks were revenge for the persecution of Muslims in India. “We love this as our country but when our mothers and sisters were being killed, where was everybody?” he asked via telephone. No answer came. But then he probably wasn’t expecting one.

The roots of Muslim rage run deep in India, nourished by a long-held sense of injustice over what many Indian Muslims believe is institutionalized discrimination against the country’s largest minority group.

“Muslim rage runs deep in India?” Are you kidding me? Stop right there. Has anyone opened their ignorant eyes lately? Muslim rage RUNS DEEP EVERYWHERE…yes.. the ENTIRE WORLDpick a country. The only reason Muslim rage doesn’t run deep inside Vatican City…is because there aren’t any Muslims…they’re all Catholics!

I’m sick and tired of Time and other liberal media outlets searching for meaning and understanding. Get a clue. There’s nothing ‘to understand’. If you’re a killer…if you’re a murderera psychopatha homicidal maniac– sorry….you don’t get sympathy, empathy, or any other word that ends in ‘athy’.

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Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang Bang Bang…In Bangkok

Posted by redsatellite on November 26, 2008

What the heck is going on in Thailand? I love this Buddhist country….I’ve been to this peaceful place…not once, but…TWICE. Four years ago, they were hit by a tsunami that wiped out Phuket. God Bless them….they managed to survive that. Then, murdering Muslims decided to amp up their discontent in the south.

And now this?

Flights into Thailand have been thrown into chaos Wednesday after explosions at two Bangkok airports wounded four people and triggered the closure of its main international gateway– a major hub in the region for travelers.The blasts come a day after thousands of anti-government protesters stormed the airports to protest the return of Thai Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat from the APEC summit in Peru.
Anti-government group People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) has accused his government of being a front for ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

A natural disaster- I get. Angry murdering Muslims- I understand. This?uh…not so much.

Pro- and anti-government protesters also exchanged gunfire, a Thai police official said. Protesters with golf clubs and long wooden sticks also clashed with airport taxi drivers, with each side throwing things at the other.

I’m in shock…I’m still trying to picture this. Trust me…this use to be a peaceful place.

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The New President of the EU

Posted by redsatellite on November 25, 2008

I just learned this guy’s name….and what he stood forabout 5 minutes ago. And he’s ALREADY MY HERO!

In the 1980s, a Communist secret police agent infiltrated clandestine economics seminars hosted by Vaclav Klaus, a fiery future leader of the Czech Republic, who had come under suspicion for extolling free market virtues. Rather than reporting on Marxist heresy, the agent was most struck by Mr. Klaus’s now famous arrogance.

“His behavior and attitudes reveal that he feels like a rejected genius,” the agent noted in his report, which has since been made public. “He shows that whoever does not agree with his views is stupid and incompetent.”

OH…but it gets better.

Decades later, Mr. Klaus, the 67-year-old president of the Czech Republic — an iconoclast with a perfectly clipped mustache — continues to provoke strong reactions. He has blamed what he calls the misguided fight against global warming for contributing to the international financial crisis, branded Al Gore an “apostle of arrogance” for his role in that fight, and accused the European Union of acting like a Communist state.

How can you not like this guy? I mean….c’mon. A free market Czech who despises Al Gore? Holy greenhouse gases…what’s not to like!

Now the Czech Republic is about to assume the rotating presidency of the European Union and there is palpable fear that Mr. Klaus will embarrass the world’s biggest trading bloc and complicate its efforts to address the economic crisis and expand its powers.

If you mean embarass the soft socialists of Europe…well too bad mes amis– I guess you’ll have to call your local government official about your ENTITLEMENTS and get over it.

It’s a shame he can’t be president of the EU….for life.

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Franken-shill

Posted by redsatellite on November 24, 2008

Meanwhile, up in Minnesota….the recount for the Senate race continues. Only…Al Franken has managed to get INSIDE support from a Franken worker.

A woman who worked for Al Franken earlier this week during the Senate recount in one county ended up counting ballots as a nonpartisan volunteer here Saturday in a recount that grew heated at times.

Bob Westfall, who was in Breckenridge on Saturday as an observer for Norm Coleman, said he had concerns when members of his team learned a ballot counter had worked for Franken.

I don’t understand how you can switch from being partisan one day to being neutral today,” Westfall said.

Neither do I pal. But then again….nothing like finding 32 votes in the trunk of a car AFTER election day- ALL 32 of them….for Franken.

Yah right.

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Be Careful What You Wish For…

Posted by redsatellite on November 21, 2008

Well…poor little liberals…what ARE you going to do? You elected THE ONE. As in …the one and only. He’s now bought and paid for.

Antiwar groups and other liberal activists are increasingly concerned at signs that Barack Obama’s national security team will be dominated by appointees who favored the Iraq invasion and hold hawkish views on other important foreign policy issues.

The activists are uneasy not only about signs that both Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates could be in the Obama Cabinet, but at reports suggesting that several other short-list candidates for top security posts backed the decision to go to war.

Aww….cry me a Mekong Delta river. It’s horrible to wake up to the real world…..huh? Nothing like a steaming hot cup of REALITY.

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eHarmony.gay

Posted by redsatellite on November 20, 2008

This kind of story makes me explode. Think: bellicose, truculent, and pugnacious- only psychotic. (And I’m trying to be polite for the liberals that read this.) Yah. Seems political correctness and the ‘rule of law for one person’ has struck again. And this time- the online dating service, eHarmony.com, had to capitulate. Yep. Nothing like a fallacious lawsuit to make someone bend to your will.

Online dating site eHarmony will create a service for same-sex matching in a settlement of a 2005 complaint that the company’s failure to offer such a service was discriminatory.

Under terms of the agreement with the New Jersey attorney general’s office, eHarmony Inc. will start the service, called Compatible Partners, by March 31.

The settlement also requires eHarmony to pay plaintiff Eric McKinley $5,000 and to pay the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights $50,000 to cover administrative expenses.

SAY WHAT?

This kind of Jackboot lawyering is why our country is so wacked. Not only does eHarmony have to provide a new service to all gays- they have to PAY the plaintiff to cover his expenses. How INSANE is that?

And people wonder why Americans have started pushing back? Forcing a company or a person to embrace YOUR belief or YOUR grievance breeds intolerance not tolerance. I’ve had it with this ‘tiny minority is the majority’ mentality.

I can’t put into words how pernicious this is. Unbelievable.

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A Pirate’s Life For Me

Posted by redsatellite on November 19, 2008

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me
We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot

Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho
We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot
Drink up me ‘earties, yo ho

SAY WHAT? Yah. Apparently, taking on the job of a pirate has become quite lucrative. In Somalia, it’s a booming business.

Somali pirates struck again yesterday, seizing an Iranian cargo ship holding 30,000 tonnes of grain, as the world’s governments and navies pronounced themselves powerless against this new threat to global trade.

Admiral Michael Mullen, the US military chief, pronounced himself stunned by the pirates’ reach after their capture of the supertanker Sirius Star and its $100 million (£70 million) cargo.
The Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, the owner of the ship, condemned the hijacking as an “outrageous act” that required international action.

You GOTTA be kidding me.

Roger Middleton, a Horn of Africa specialist at the Chatham House think-tank, said that the capture was a crucial escalation. “Now that they have shown they are able to seize an enormous ship like this, it is beyond a military solution. You won’t fix this without a political solution.”

The limitations of naval action are refocusing international attention on the conflict within Somalia, where the rule of warlords, the lack of a functioning government and resulting anarchy have spawned the piracy epidemic.

Oh brother….nothing like a passive response to an aggressive problem. Forget the Horn of Africa…the pirates know it for what it is- the Horn of PLENTY. 

Gee….let’s all gnash our teeth, ring our hands, and sleep a little less at night. Let’s point fingers and discuss and debate and….and…and well….let’s express outrage! Meanwhile, these same pirates are building MANSIONS (yes…you read that right) and driving SUVs in their hometown of Eyl from the ransom money.

In recent years, piracy has become Eyl’s main industry, with the buccaneers’ vast profits paying for sprawling mansions and expensive cars. Piracy is now so slick in Eyl that special restaurants have been set up to prepare European food for crews of hijacked vessels.

The gangs know it is in their best interests to keep crews safe and well to secure the highest possible ransoms.

The whole Puntland region benefits from the maritime crimewave, but it is the few dozen pirates – mostly aged 20 to 35 – who actually take to the high seas that gain the richest rewards.

Abdi Farah Juha, who lives in the regional capital, Garowe, said: “They wed the most beautiful girls; they are building big houses; they have new cars; new guns.” He added: “They have money; they have power and they are getting stronger by the day.”

Trust me…I couldn’t possibly make this up.

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Posted by redsatellite on November 18, 2008

I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

Along with the sunshine
There’s gotta be a little rain sometimes
When you take, you gotta give, so live and let live, Or let go
I beg your pardon
I never promised you a rose garden

I could promise you things like big diamond rings
But you don’t find roses growin’ on stalks of clover
So you better think it over
Well, if sweet-talkin’ you could make it come true
I would give you the world right now on a silver platter
But what would it matter
So smile for a while and let’s be jolly
Love shouldn’t be so melancholy
Come along and share the good times while we can

Ruh roh. Dark clouds….on the horizon. Barack Obama was suppose to put the CLAMP down on lobbyists. Yep. Remember, he was going to march in and clean up Washington. He said so- dammithe promised!

Obama already struggling with lobbyist promises

“I am running to tell the lobbyists in Washington that their days of setting the agenda are over. They have not funded my campaign. They won’t work in my White House.”

Just this weekend The New York times published a list of names — a rather long list of names of people – who are working on Obama’s transition team or who have accepted jobs in his White House who are either former lobbyists or who have close ties to lobbyists.

The Times reports that some of those people were lobbying as recently as this year.

Hmmm….now wait just a Jack Abramoff minute…what’s going on here? Where’s the Hope and Change?

And it’s true, you could argue the reality of Washington and our government is that lobbyists are often the most informed people on a given issue. But we certainly never heard Obama articulate it quite that way when he was candidate Obama.

What he said then was:
That’s what happens when lobbyists set the agenda and that’s why they won’t drown out your voices anymore when I am president of the United States of America.”


And that is a promise that he may already be struggling to keep.

Awwww…someone call a Wahhhhhhhhhhhhmbulance.

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Frank Rich: The Smug Loon Stops Here

Posted by redsatellite on November 17, 2008

Liberals like Rich are having a field day. Long on pomposity, and short on intelligence, Frank Rich has been GLOATING since last Tuesday.

The Moose Stops Here

Election junkies in acute withdrawal need suffer no longer. Though the exciting Obama-McCain race is over, the cockfight among the losers has only just begun. The conservative crackup may be ugly, but as entertainment, it’s two thumbs up!

The Republicans are in serious denial. A few heretics excepted, they hope to blame all their woes on their unpopular president, the inept McCain campaign and their party’s latent greed for budget-busting earmarks.

The trouble is far more fundamental than that. The G.O.P. ran out of steam and ideas well before George W. Bush took office and Tom DeLay ran amok, and it is now more representative of 20th-century South Africa during apartheid than 21st-century America.

When I was growing up….I was taught…to be gracious in victory and gracious in defeat. Not only did Frank miss that memo…he skipped finishing school. So what does Frank do while WALLOWING in his self-righteous punditry?

He throws out the one falsehood….the one biggest libel….the fattest prevarication I’ve heard in this entire two year political campaign.

The icing on this rancid cake was the race-baiting of Obama

RACE BAITING?

You know…you can accuse Republicans of everything…you can accuse them of a host of ignominious traits and felonious behavior…but race-baiting?

Only a feckless fool with a complete disconnect from reality could say that. Absolutely vicious. I hope one day….my Karma runs over your Dogma.

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Catastrophic Climate Auditors

Posted by Mark on November 16, 2008

The hottest October on record? Not quite.

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

Surreal? More like more inconvenient truth.

This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.

So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.

For those who would rather think than just feel afraid, here’s the links to Watts Up With That and Climate Audit.  Apparently, the GISS simply cannot provide “proper quality control” over the data they recieve. Of course, if proper quality control was exercised, they may find more inconvenient truth than they bargained for.

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