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Revenge Is Best Served…Cold

Posted by redsatellite on January 30, 2009

Here it is, the end of January in 2009, and Iraq is about to hold their SECOND election.

Saturday’s vote marks perhaps the most competitive election in the country’s history, as Iraqis choose the leadership of 14 of 18 provinces.

In this election, every incumbent party faces spirited opposition. In all, more than 14,400 candidates on 400 lists will vie for 440 seats on the provincial councils.

So, to mark this wonderful occasion, I thought I would remind everyone of some of the least prescient and supercilious quotes of all-time. From such notable knuckleheads like….Jimmy Carter:

“I personally do not believe we will be ready for an election in January [2005] ,” Mr. Carter told Katie Couric on NBC’s “Today” show.

“there is no security there”

And who can forget Harry Reid?

The war in Iraq is lost” and a US troop surge is failing to bring peace to the country.”

And then there’s lovable Joe Biden, the GAFFE-MASTER himself, who said this during the presidential campaign:

“I mean, the truth of the matter is that, that the – America’s – this administration’s policy and the surge are a failure.”

“The next president will be the guy landing helicopters inside the Green Zone, taking people off the roof. I have reached the tentative conclusion that a significant portion of this administration, maybe even including the vice president, believes Iraq is lost. They have no answer…”

The surge is not succeeding. It’s like squeezing a water balloon. You squeeze it in one place, it bulges somewhere else.”

Let’s not forget our current Secretary of State:

“The surge was designed to give the Iraqi government time to take steps to ensure a political solution, it has failed.”

No set of all-time dullard comments would be complete without my favorite anencephalic-none other than Mr. John Kerry Heinz:

“The simple fact is that sending in over 20,000 additional troops isn’t the answer. In fact, it’s a tragic mistake. It won’t end the violence; it won’t provide security…It won’t turn back the clock and avoid the civil war that is already underway; it won’t deter terrorists, who have a completely different agenda; it won’t rein in the militias.”

Never forget my friends….They are democrats and they walk among us.

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My Comfort Food

Posted by redsatellite on January 29, 2009

Each and everyone of us has a comfort food. A ‘guilty pleasure’ we turn to when we’re feeling low. Afterall, humans are a fragile species. In times of trouble, we look for comfort food to LIFT our spirits. We search for that special something to pull us out of our melancholy….our depression…and our day-to-day grind. For many it’s chocolate…for others it’s ice cream. For me? Heck…whenever I’m down- whenever I’m sad…I ALWAYS turn to: Investor’s Business Daily.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks spending more on food stamps and unemployment insurance is more important than tax cuts and infrastructure. Has she ever gotten a job from a poor person?

This economy needs more employees, more employers and more investment — three things you can’t buy with food stamps.

I mean…c’mon! How can you NOT SMILE? After I finish reading an online editorial like this from IBD-I’m transformed. My spirit soars. I’m humming to myself, I’m in a good mood, I’m cheerfully greeting my fellow man….heck, I’m chuckling at anything and everything.

You can help a man buy a fish or you can help him buy a fishing boat. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi can’t grasp the difference and what is best for economic recovery.

I’m having a GREAT DAY!

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All Good Things Must Come to an End

Posted by redsatellite on January 27, 2009

And so it will with Governor Rod Blagojevich. His AMPLE 15 minutes of fame are up. His prancing and preening, his jogging in the snow, his ability to outfox fellow democrats and fill Obama’s vacant Senate seat. Ruh roh…the party’s over. He’s facing an impeachment trial this week, and no amount of Rudyard Kipling is going to save him:

“If you can keep your head when all about you/Are losing theirs and blaming it on you/If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you/But make allowance for their doubting, too . . .”

“If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken/Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools/Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken/And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools.”

OR Alfred Lord Tennyson…

“One equal temper of heroic hearts/Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will/To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

I mean…c’mon! Is this entertainment or what?

Then, on Friday, he told a Chicago radio station that he was in “a 21st-century Frank Capra movie, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart movie.” That afternoon, he compared himself to an accused horse thief in a cowboy movie.

Uh….not so fast buckaroo…there’s more:

The governor went on to describe the day he was arrested at his home. “I had a whole bunch of thoughts- of course, my children and my wife,” he said. “And then I thought about Mandela, Dr. King, Gandhi and tried to put some perspective in all of this.”

I’m kind of hoping the trial lasts at least a week or two. He might have time to invoke- Mohammed, Jesus, T.S. Eliot, AND the Dalai Lama.

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If You Win, You Might Hurt My Feelings

Posted by redsatellite on January 26, 2009

That’s right. The message is….go out, don’t do your best…do your average. When you compete, make sure you always let the other team score, so that we can all be pals after the game.

The coach of a Dallas high school basketball team that beat another team 100-0 was fired Sunday, the same day he sent an e-mail to USA TODAY and other news media outlets saying he will not apologize “for a wide-margin victory when my girls played with honor and integrity.”

Kyle Queal, the headmaster for Covenant School, said in The Dallas Morning News online edition that he could not answer if the firing was a direct result of coach Micah Grimes’ e-mail disagreeing with administrators who called the blowout “shameful.”

On its website last week, Covenant, a private Christian school, posted a statement regretting the outcome of its Jan. 13 shutout win over Dallas Academy.

Dallas Academy has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls in its high school. It is winless over the last four seasons. The academy boasts of its small class sizes and specializes in teaching students struggling with “learning differences,” such as short attention spans or dyslexia.

No, what’s SHAMEFUL is that administrators scheduled a game between the two schools to begin with. What’s wrong with this picture? Imagine Jesse Owens or Michael Phelps being allowed to compete in the Special Olympics.

Exactly. How ridiculous is that?

Why should the coach and the girls team be chastised for beating a school that hasn’t won in FOUR YEARS?…no matter what the score. And now the coach is fired? Both the administration at Covenant and the administration at Dallas Academy are CULPABLE. This game should’ve never happened.

The second half started with a score of 59-0. Seeing that we would win by too wide of a margin, running down the clock was the only logical course of action left. Contrary to the articles, there were only a total of four 3 point baskets made; three is the first quarter, and only 1 in the 3rd quarter. I continued to sub in bench players, play zone defense, and run the clock for the rest of the game.”

And remember, this was a High School game….not Elementary School, not T-Ball, not Pre-K or two toddlers playing hoops inside Babies-R-Us.

It’s bad enough that liberal America continues to emasculate boys in the classroom and in sports, it’s quite a trick when they manage to do it to our girls.

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Memo To Al Gore: Americans Could Care Less About You

Posted by redsatellite on January 23, 2009

I’ve seen polls on the subject of Global Warming before…but this one….well this one takes the (frozen) cake:

As Barack Obama takes office, the public’s focus is overwhelmingly on domestic policy concerns – particularly the economy. Strengthening the nation’s economy and improving the job situation stand at the top of the public’s list of domestic priorities for 2009. Meanwhile, the priority placed on issues such as the environment, crime, illegal immigration and even reducing health care costs has fallen off from a year ago.

Fallen? Uh…you can’t fall any further than DEAD LAST.

Look at ALL the issues ahead of global warming. Trade policy? Lobbyists? I’m surprised that getting rid of pesky cockroaches didn’t rank above global warming.
So the lesson here is: Give it a rest- leave your Global Hoax alone.

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When Liberals Preach Values

Posted by redsatellite on January 21, 2009

The NY Times, that bastion of secular progressive nuance and moral relativism, has this headline this morning:

Rejecting Bush Era, Reclaiming Values

Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address on Tuesday was a stark repudiation of the era of George W. Bush and the ideological certainties that surrounded it, wrapped in his pledge to drive the United States into “a new age” by reclaiming the values of an older one.

When liberals talk values, I have to laugh. It’s like getting spiritual advice from an atheist or financial advice from a Marxist. The NY Times wouldn’t know a value if it hit them in their superior vena cava.

At times, Mr. Obama seemed to chastise the nation, quoting Scripture to caution that “the time has come to set aside childish things.”

Hmmm….where have I heard that line before? Oh yah:
“When I was a child I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man I put away childish things.”

The problem here, of course, is -when has a liberal ever acted like an adult? They haven’t, they won’t, they don’t…and most of all…they CAN’T. They’re incapable…it’s not in their nature. So the NY Times, the liberal press, and the democrats are being asked to put away childish things: and….‘reclaim values’!

Pardon me, while I laugh my head off.

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All Hail…Emperor Obama

Posted by redsatellite on January 20, 2009

And so the reign of Emperor Obama begins. Let it be written, let it be said (preferably not by rappers).

As many as 2 million people are expected to crowd into the area between the Capitol, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial as Barack Obama takes the oath of office at noon.

Some will be more than a mile from the swearing-in ceremony, watching on giant TV screens erected along the National Mall.

But just being among the crowd is good enough for many.

Hmmm…my giant screen TV only measures 47 inches. Fortunately, I get DIRECTV…so I should be able to find something. I’m sure 50 or 60 channels will have non-stop coverage of Caesar Obama (not to be confused with Caesar Augustus)

But I have 200 and 50 channels! The only channels I can trust today are the Cartoon channel and Nickelodeon.

I love old Tom and Jerry cartoons, they’re the best.

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A Massive Distorted View of Reality: A Liberal’s Constant Companion

Posted by redsatellite on January 19, 2009

How is it that George Dubya was being excessive and wasteful in 2005 during good economic times but Obama is being ‘REFLECTIVE’ during bleak economic times? Well, my little naive children, welcome to liberal reality.

Unemployment is up. The stock market is down. Let’s party.

The price tag for President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration gala is expected to break records, with some estimates reaching as high as $150 million. Despite the bleak economy, however, Democrats who called on President George W. Bush to be frugal four years ago are issuing no such demands now that an inaugural weekend of rock concerts and star-studded parties has begun.

Obama’s inaugural committee has raised more than $41 million to cover events ranging from a Philadelphia-to-Washington train ride to a megastar concert with Beyonce, U2 and Bruce Springsteen to 10 official inaugural balls. Add to that the massive costs of security and transportation — costs absorbed by U.S. taxpayers — and the historic inauguration will produce an equally historic bill.

Obama’s inauguration committee says it is mindful of the times and is not worried people will see the four days of festivities as excessive.

“That is probably not the way the country is going to be looking at it,” said committee spokeswoman Linda Douglass. “It is not a celebration of an election. It is a celebration of our common values.”

Those at the Obama administration are trying to be reflective of the climate,” McDermott’s spokesman, Mike DeCeasar, said Saturday.

Mindful? Reflective? Mindful and reflective of WHAT?

Face it…you’re full of excrement. Fecal decay that infects your brains and your speech. Uh…and for the record: I have NONE OF YOUR COMMON VALUES.

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Global Warming Rages Through Michigan

Posted by redsatellite on January 15, 2009

Good news! Polar Bears can have their pick of cities and states to settle in. Yep, they’ve got quite a number….like Michigan for example.

Frigid air gripped cities from the Canadian border to Florida on Wednesday, with some cities posting record lows.

Records were posted in the Michigan cities of Flint, at 19 below, and Saginaw, 10 below, and in parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley, where places like Hot Springs and Monticello, Arkansas, were in the low 20s, said Andrew Orrison, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

If you live in Flint, MI….you really really…(oh heck one more) really need to move. Not only are you freezing your butt off….you DON’T HAVE A JOB. So seriously, why are you there? Are you addicted to pain?

And Hot Springs, AK? I’m sure the city is struggling to convince tourists to come jump in their springs. I mean c’mon! Why would you vacation in HOT SPRINGS, if it’s frozen over?

Wait…I got it…it just occurred to me: Polar Bears could visit.

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Global Warming Rages Through North Dakota

Posted by redsatellite on January 14, 2009

The blistering heat caused by Global Warming has now reached North Dakota. Ruh roh. Uh….and it ain’t pretty.

Blistering temperatures and winds battered parts of the upper Midwest Tuesday, delivering some states the coldest weather in decades. On the heels of a blizzard that barreled into the Northern Plains, temperatures dropped to minus 18 degrees Fahrenheit in Minneapolis, Minnesota.National Weather Service.

In Grand Forks, North Dakota, the weather was severe enough to break a record temperature from 1979, with minus 37 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Now wait just a Climate Change minute…I thought the oceans were going to rise and the polar bears were going to drown? Hmmm- maybe the Polar Bears can MIGRATE SOUTH to Grand Forks.

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