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Liberal Morality

Posted by redsatellite on February 26, 2009

Yes…I know it’s an oxymoron- but it’s worse than that. While conservatives debate good and evil, right and wrong…immorality and sin, liberals debate…um…well…liberals debate, okay…I’ll just come out with it….liberals debate…Toilet Paper.

Toilet Paper and Other Moral Choices

When Sheryl Crow said that people should use only one sheet of toilet paper, she was lampooned by everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Jon Stewart.

More recently, the issue of toilet paper has become less of a joke (except when celebrities express an opinion) and more of a cause: since the fluffy kind cannot be made from recycled paper, conservationists argue, consumers can do their part to protect the environment by buying the rougher stuff. There are skeptics who say the benefits of such a switch are overstated.

SAY WHAT? Granted, it’s an opinion piece from the NY Times….but what in the name of 2 ply tissue has gotten into liberals? Silly me…I’m focused on the 10 commandments- while the moral dilemma for liberals is choosing Charmin over Scott.

Liberals, truly are, not of this world.

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Giving Liberals Guilt- Is No Small Feat

Posted by redsatellite on February 23, 2009

You REALLY have to be that good, to give liberals’ guilt. As I’ve said before, I mean…the old-fashion Judeo-Christian- fire and brimstone….you’re going to Hell– type guilt. It’s no small feat, and very few have successfully pulled it off. To tap into a liberal’s guilt, you’ve managed- against all odds– to find that mere SCINTILLA of ‘morality’ still resident in their body. And Al Gore and his Global Warming mob has done it.

What is more bizarre….is the degree to which this has accelerated. Case in point.

Carbon offset pricing may confuse tourists

Air travelers are paying vastly differing prices to offset their contribution to climate change, in some cases three times market levels, despite efforts to increase transparency in an unregulated market.

Under a regulated carbon market, countries and companies buy offsets to help them meet binding international climate targets.

Prices have halved in recent weeks as recession reduces industrial output and expected emissions.

But prices which consumers pay in an unofficial market have lagged behind those falls.
Carbon offsetting is offered to tourists and business travelers by many airlines and offset developers so as to allow people to justify flying by funding a carbon reduction project elsewhere.


I mean c’mon….how ridiculous has the Gore-bal Warming hoax become- when legions of idolators admit- they may be ‘CONFUSED’ by their own self-imposed Sin Tax.

Yah….that’s right- much like the sin of smoking cigarettes or drinking booze, more air miles adds to global warming…and by paying for carbon offsets- this is their ‘way out’ to help get over the SIN of flying.

Uh…no…I’m not kidding.

Carbon offsets traded on regulated exchanges at 9 euros on Friday, while unregulated prices can be much lower.

Yes…you read that right….this means, there are people with FULL TIME JOBS….making a career of this. Un-effing-believable.

The money helps fund projects which reduce emissions elsewhere, such as planting trees or trapping methane emissions from waste dumps in developing countries.

Fly to Paris- buy a baby tree. Fly to Rome- harness cow flatulence. Folks…this is why I hyperlink, I can’t possibly make it all up.

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Tick….Tick….Tick….Tick….

Posted by redsatellite on February 21, 2009


BOOM!

This just in….Iran has enough uranium now to make a nuclear bomb. (You know…a destructive device- that kills millions of people?) Just thought I would bring it to your attention.

Iran has built up a stockpile of enough enriched uranium for one nuclear bomb, United Nations officials acknowledged on Thursday.

In a development that comes as the Obama administration is drawing up its policy on negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear programme, UN officials said Iran had produced more nuclear material than previously thought.

I love that last line “….more nuclear material than previously thought.” Um…let me point out the obvious: The UN has a history of not thinking. So the fact that Iran has a nuclear capability, comes as no surprise…and that the UN is brain-dead is TRULY no surprise.

The new figures come in a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN’s nuclear watchdog, released on Thursday. This revealed that Iran’s production of low enriched uranium had previously been underestimated.

The UN couldn’t estimate the number of cards in a game of Three-card Monte. My advice?….. Start building a shelter.

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Liberals and Ethics

Posted by redsatellite on February 19, 2009

Are mutually exclusive. Always have been….and what’s worse, now that their Bush-bashing days are over, the sniping vacuous liberals and their moral relativism and equivocation…has FINALLY come under the national spotlight– joining the conspicuous glare with Obama. Even the MSM can’t cover their hideous assault on moral absolutes.

The Obama administration and the new Congress are quickly handing over to Republicans the same “culture of corruption” issue that Democrats used so effectively against the GOP before coming to power.

Freshman Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., is only the latest embarrassment.

The political mess for the Democratic Party, however, isn’t Burris’ conduct alone; it’s the pattern that has developed so quickly over the past few months.

-The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., is the subject of a House ethics investigation. It’s partly focused on his fundraising practices for a college center in his name, his ownership financing of a resort property in the Dominican Republic and his financial disclosure reports.

-Federal agents raided two Pennsylvania defense contractors that were provided millions of dollars in federal funding by Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

Blagojevich was arrested Dec. 9 on federal charges, including allegations he schemed to sell the Senate seat to the highest bidder.

Tom Daschle, the former Senate majority leader from South Dakota, abandoned his bid to become health and human services secretary and the administration’s point man on reforming health care; and Nancy Killefer stepped down from a newly created position charged with eliminating inefficient government programs.

-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was confirmed after revealing he had tax troubles.

-Obama’s initial choice for commerce secretary, Bill Richardson, stepped aside due to a grand jury investigation into a state contract awarded to his political donors.

I mean c’mon….is this an absolute HOOT? Heck, if ‘the list’ gets any longer- Guinness World Records will be calling them. I haven’t seen this many names in one place…

…since I picked up a Los Angeles PHONEBOOK!

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The Liberal Democrats’ Trojan Horse

Posted by redsatellite on February 18, 2009

And that Trojan Horse is Lindsey Graham. Yes…I know- REPUBLICAN Lindsey Graham. But what can you do….he’s now moved way past being a RINO like Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Chuck Hagel and John McCain. In fact, he wouldn’t even qualify as a Blue Dog Democrat!

Long regarded in the US as a folly of Europeans, nationalisation is gaining rapid acceptance among Washington opinion-formers – and not just with Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman. Perhaps stranger still, many of those talking about nationalising banks are Republicans.

Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator for South Carolina, says that many of his colleagues, including John McCain, the defeated presidential candidate, agree with his view that nationalisation of some banks should be “on the table”.
And the GOP wonders why they lost in 2006 and 2008. No John, no Lindsey nationalizing should never be on the table- you bumbling dullards.

 

Mr Graham says that people across the US accept his argument that it is untenable to keep throwing good money after bad into institutions such as Citigroup and Bank of America, which now have a lower net value than the amount of public funds they have received.

“You should not get caught up on a word [nationalisation],” he told the Financial Times in an interview. “I would argue that we cannot be ideologically a little bit pregnant. It doesn’t matter what you call it, but we can’t keep on funding these zombie banks [without gaining public control]. That’s what the Japanese did.”
So DON’T FUND THEM AT ALL ….you stupid twit! Let them fail. Not every bank is in trouble- there are plenty of regional banks and small community banks who are doing just fine.

 

Let the FDIC hand out the insured money (up to $100,000) to all their loyal customers – and then close the damn door. And keep closing the doors until every bank that can’t hold their own…is out of business. Banks like Bank of America and Wells Fargo…can sell every asset they have, liquidate everything they own of value to pay back the government and/or industry creditors and then chain-shut the doors. Problem solved.

Period…end of socialist story.

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The Beheadings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

Posted by redsatellite on February 17, 2009

Good grief, exactly WHEN did cutting off someone’s head become the norm? I use to think it was a creepy and horrible Middle East Muslim thing….then I thought it was an evil Mexican Drug Cartel thing….now it’s an American Muslim and entrepreneur thing.

Orchard Park [Buffalo] police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community- reported her death to police Thursday.

Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

Well….Hassan, here’s a newsflash. If you indeed LOPPED off your wife’s head…..you might want to rethink your idea of portraying Muslims ‘in a more positive light’.

Authorities say Aasiya Hassan recently had filed for divorce from her husband.

I’ve got bad news for you Mr. Hassan- in prison- YOU’LL be the one wearing the burqa.

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Failure to Think

Posted by redsatellite on February 13, 2009

Paul Krugman, my personal pinata, is at it again. He’s weighed in on the Pork-o-licious stimulus package. Yah, and of course, everytime he opens his mouth….his brain leaves the building.

Failure to Rise

By any normal political standards, this week’s Congressional agreement on an economic stimulus package was a great victory for President Obama. He got more or less what he asked for: almost $800 billion to rescue the economy, with most of the money allocated to spending rather than tax cuts. Break out the Champagne!

Or maybe not.

One might have expected Republicans to act at least slightly chastened in these early days of the Obama administration, given both their drubbing in the last two elections and the economic debacle of the past eight years.

But it’s now clear that the party’s commitment to deep voodoo- enforced, in part, by pressure groups that stand ready to run primary challengers against heretics — is as strong as ever. In both the House and the Senate, the vast majority of Republicans rallied behind the idea that the appropriate response to the abject failure of the Bush administration’s tax cuts is more Bush-style tax cuts.

Those BAD bad Republicans! How dare they disagree…with The One. Emperor Obama. The only question I have is…if they got such a ‘drubbing’ in the last 2 elections, why are they not signing on to the package? Could it be, that even moderate Republicans are put off by this spending bill?

Oh, but it gets better.

When’s the last time you heard a Nobel Prize winner in Economics whine about a commitment to deep voodoo‘?

Commitment to VOODOO? Huh?

That always makes for compelling debate. I guess I’ve been checkmated. I mean, afterall, the Republican party is using voodoo! Case closed. There’s your reason why there’s been a ‘Failure to Rise’. It’s hard to argue your point when someone’s using voodoo.

And the rhetorical response of conservatives to the stimulus plan — which will, it’s worth bearing in mind, cost substantially less than either the Bush administration’s $2 trillion in tax cuts or the $1 trillion and counting spent in Iraq — has bordered on the deranged.

I love these numbers….he’s tossing around a trillion here and two trillion there, like pizzas at Papa Johns. Rather than push back on these grossly inflated numbers, I’ll address the actual subject matter.

Tax cuts? Millions of Americans enjoyed the largesse. Whether through small business loans, home loans, tax credits, or an actual tax rebate. I spent my $2000 rebate on improving my home. Yep, hired a few landscapers.

Iraq? The increased military spending, kept thousands and thousands in the defense industry employed. Companies like General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Honeywell, United Technology Corp, ITT Industries, L-3 Communications, and Rockwell Collins (to name just a BUNCH) have built military equipment or provided services.

I use to think Paul Krugman was an idiot. Now I’m convinced, after much research and many hours reading his tripe, Krugman is a….

COMPLETE idiot.

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The Only Liberal With Half a Brain

Posted by redsatellite on February 11, 2009

Camille Paglia. Yep….I read her over at Salon.com. Yesterday, I excoriated a bunch of moonbats….but today- I thought it only fair to applaud one I do like. Of course, I’m using the word ‘like’…in the broadest of terms. In her column, she brings up the Fairness Doctrine…and to my PLEASANT surprise, this is what she says:

 Speaking of talk radio (which I listen to constantly), I remain incredulous that any Democrat who professes liberal values would give a moment’s thought to supporting a return of the Fairness Doctrine to muzzle conservative shows. (My latest manifesto on this subject appeared in my last column.) 

The failure of liberals to master the vibrant medium of talk radio remains puzzling. To reach the radio audience (whether the topic is sports, politics or car repair), a host must have populist instincts and use the robust common voice. Too many Democrats have become arrogant elitists, speaking down in snide, condescending tones toward tradition-minded middle Americans whom they stereotype as rubes and buffoons.

But the bottom line is that government surveillance of the ideological content of talk radio is a shocking first step toward totalitarianism.

BRAVO!

Camille gets it.

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When Loons Run the Asylum

Posted by redsatellite on February 10, 2009

No asylum….no loony bin….no psychiatric ward would be replete without certain liberal writers from well known national papers. I have my short list….and I always take comfort knowing I think EXACTLY OPPOSITE of them. There’s a perverse ‘feel-good’ about it- that’s hard to explain. For instance Maureen Dowd, Frank Rich, Joe Klein, and Paul Krugman immediately come to mind. But then there’s….Eugene Robinson.

Have you read him lately? Now that the leftwing moonbats have taken over Congress AND the White House, he is one proud papa.

Bipartisanship is safe and effective when used as directed. In the present circumstance, however – dire economic crisis, hardheaded Republicans, time running out – bipartisanship is doing more harm than good. President Obama and the Democratic majorities in Congress can no longer afford to let comity defeat common sense.

Yes my friends, the sky is falling…and we’re all going to die. If we don’t pass this trillion dollar package TODAY…life as we know it, is over.

But here’s the money quote:

Even most of the Republican senators who’ve been working so hard to sabotage the Democrats’ stimulus package acknowledge that the nation needs one, just not this stimulus. Their position is either ignorant or disingenuous, and in either case it has been given far more consideration than it merits.

When the liberal left accuses the right of ‘sabotage’ I literally…and figuratively LAUGH OUT LOUD. I mean…c’mon….is that a hoot? According to Eugene, all those who disagree with this Pork-o-licious plan are ‘either ignorant or disingenuous’.

Oh…but there’s more!

The House of Representatives loaded up the bill like a Christmas tree as powerful Democrats found room for their pet projects. This was a good thing, not an outrage.

Huh? He readily admits that this was a pet spendapaloozaand ‘this was a good thing’? Well I’ve got good news for you Eugene- although your doctor accidently sent me your brain scan- looks like you’re going to be just fine!

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And the Answer STILL…is Global Warming

Posted by redsatellite on February 9, 2009

Most of you who read my post know…that the Global Warming mantra coming from the Main Stream Media is unrelenting, unending, and downright…pertinacious. As a result, I always feel compelled to bring you the most outrageous, most outlandish….most NONSENSICAL reports from around the world…where global warming is the….raison d’etre for literally… and I do mean literallyeverything.

So, you can imagine my delight when I came across this one:

Art under threat from climate change: U.N. experts

Art treasures in tropical nations are under threat from climate change which is likely to speed decay, U.N. experts said Sunday.

“The art world is made of materials that bugs like,” said Jose-Luis Ramirez, head of the U.N. University’s program for biotechnology for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Climate change is a threat because it is going to increase the amount of fungus and bugs in many regions,” he told Reuters of a meeting of experts in Caracas from February 9-12 on new ways to protect art collections.

FUNGUS and BUGS? (If you managed to hold down your coffee without spraying it through your nose, you’re a better person than me.)

Of course…that now begs the question….where in the name of Orkin are they hanging these priceless works of art? In a jungle hut on the Amazon? On the deck of a boat chugging down the Ganges River? Hanging from a Kapok tree in a Malaysian rainforest?

Whatever happened to putting these ‘art treasures’ in a museum where there’s a roof and air conditioning? Since when do you have to hand out bug spray when you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

If you’re shaking your head and rolling your eyes at this point- you’re not alone.

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