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All Good Things…

Posted by Mark on March 14, 2009

My team teases me about being a Star Trek fan. Naming this final post after the final episode of Star Trek TNG is fitting though. LJiC HAS been a good thing, for me, Matt and Craig.  And like all good things, its time for it to end.

LJiC was born out of a desire to communicate what I read to my co-workers.For a time, it became a dialogue between two friends, as Jon and I agreed, and agreed to disagree, over a wide range of topics.

It became a lifeline to the outside world during a time of extended illness. And the posts remain as a commentary on the way American culture changed, and failed to change, in response to 9/11.

But time, and people move on. And its time to shut down LJiC.

You can still find Craig doing battle at Red Satellites.  And, who knows, maybe he’ll even let me do a “guest appearance” once in a while. But a new job and the joy of raising two fantastic teenagers takes all my time these days.

Matt is unable to speak out as he once did, due to the constraints of his military career. But there is hope that, someday, Zaphrael will again don his cape and mask to fight the left once again.

So, to Jon, Matt and Craig, I want to say thanks for the friendship and the dialogue. You have no idea how much the three of you have changed me, broadened my mind, and kept me going through some difficult times of my life.

To Patricia, a special thank you. You were the silent (and sometimes not so silent) partner at LJiC. Your comments enraged, confused, shamed, and motivated all of us to think deeply about our beliefs and opinions. You kept us on solid ground by challenging us. This blog would be very different, and very shallow, without your insights.

So, it’s done…

Although, Star Trek TNG went on to make several feature films after All Good Things, so you never know…

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More Vacancies Than a Run-down Hotel

Posted by redsatellite on March 13, 2009

Finding ANYBODY to fill Obama’s administration has been quite an exercise. Whether it be a cabinet position, an opening under Tim Geithner, a justice job…..you name it, Obama can’t fill them.

-President Obama has more vacant Cabinet positions at this point in his term than any other recent president.

-H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, has withdrawn his name from consideration for deputy Treasury secretary, becoming the fourth pick for a prominent Treasury Department post to pull out in recent weeks.

Filling Attorney Jobs a Challenge
Obama hasn’t made clear how he will pick U.S. prosecutors, a group that shapes law enforcement.

For a president who is carrying hope and change around like baskets of frankincense and myrrh, this must be hitting him like Chris Brown in a room full of passive women. His administration has suffered more withdrawals than a clinic full of recovering crack addicts.

When a hotel can’t fill their rooms, they usually start offering steep discounts and free bonus points on their reward cards. Unfortunately, Obama can’t do that. So, I’m thinking he needs to try other effective means. Like:

Let candidates not pay their taxes. Um…wait….they already don’t.
Let candidates get kickbacks after awarding lucrative contracts. Uh…wait…they already do.
Let candidates expect free limousine service. Err…wait…they already do.

Well…there you go. That’s why Mr. O is having such trouble filling all these positions...not enough INCENTIVES!

Sorry Caesar Obama, hope and change isn’t enough.

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John Kerry’s Suicide Pact

Posted by redsatellite on March 12, 2009

John Kerry claims mankind is making a suicide pact by ignoring Global Warming. I’m hoping he will make the issue much more personal. Yah, I’m hoping if we continue to ignore this hoax, HE WILL COMMIT suicide.

Climate change delay is ‘suicide pact’

A leading US senator warned on Wednesday that deferring potentially costly actions to combat climate change because of the global economic slump amounted to “a mutual suicide pact.”

“Climate change is not governed by a recession, it’s governed by scientific facts about what’s happening to Earth. And you either accept the realities of the science or you don’t,” said Democratic Senator John Kerry.

Fortunately, climate change isn’t governed by John Kerry or his abject stupidity. (Heck, I’m near suicidal that this article calls him a ‘leading US senator’.)

And…I’ve got more good news! Yep…this just in…more and more Americans are thinking Al Gore and John Kerry are yanking our chain.

Increased Number Think Global Warming Is “Exaggerated”

Although a majority of Americans believe the seriousness of global warming is either correctly portrayed in the news or underestimated, a record-high 41% now say it is exaggerated.

This represents the highest level of public skepticism about mainstream reporting on global warming seen in more than a decade of Gallup polling on the subject.

Ya…more and more Americans are rejecting this cockamamie issue. Why? Well, for one…this past winter probably shut a few people up.

And just so as we’re all on the same man-made page: Al and John are talking about Global Warming caused by HUMAN beings. Ya…and they have a nifty little scientific term for that- Anthropogenic Global Warming– otherwise known as AGW.

At the same time, a record-high 16% say the effects will never occur. (Prior to now, Gallup polling found no more than 11% of Americans saying the effects of global warming would never happen.)

Count me in with that RECORD HIGH 16 percent group who entirely reject Global Warming. I mean c’mon….’anthropogenic’? Is that hilarious? Scientists can’t call it: Man-made Global Warming (MGW) or Pollution Global Warming (PGW). No…they have to justify all that ‘green’ research money by throwing out the word: anthropogenic.

Right about now…you’re saying….well Craig…if you’re sooooooooo damn smart- and we are experiencing global warming…who’s to blame? Well, kind readers, I’m glad you asked!

I’ve decided to tell you what the more BELIEVABLE reason is…and….I’m going to coin a new word in the process. (I’m always there for you, aren’t I?) Should we begin to truly experience global warming in the next few decades, chalk it up to….

HELIOPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING (or as I like to say- HGW) …..yes that would be the sun’s effect on nature. Not bad, huh? Heliopogenic, hmmm….has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about it, don’t you think?

Remember, you heard it here first.

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Prisoner #8

Posted by redsatellite on March 11, 2009

My cousin Scott will be headed off to Afghanistan sometime soon. And thanks to the sick twisted minds of liberals and President Obama, a former prisoner of GITMO may get the chance to shoot at him.

Uh no, I’m not kidding.

The Taliban’s new top operations officer in southern Afghanistan had been a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the latest example of a freed detainee who took a militant leadership role and a potential complication for the Obama administration’s efforts to close the prison. U.S. authorities handed over the detainee to the Afghan government, which in turn released him, according to Pentagon and CIA officials.

Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul, formerly Guantanamo prisoner No. 008, was among 13 Afghan prisoners released to the Afghan government in December 2007. Rasoul is now known as Mullah Abdullah Zakir, a nom de guerre that Pentagon and intelligence officials say is used by a Taliban leader who is in charge of operations against U.S. and Afghan forces in southern Afghanistan.

Pentagon and intelligence officials said Rasoul has emerged as a key militant figure in southern Afghanistan, where violence has been spiking in the last year. Thousands of U.S. troops are preparing to deploy there to fight resurgent Taliban forces.

Thanks to feckless leftwing democrats, my cousin may have the frightening prospect of confronting Taliban psychopath-in-chief: Abdullah Rasoul. Rasoul has been allowed to kill Americans AGAIN. Hopefully, Scott or someone in his company will finish off Rasoul once and for all.

Liberals are treacherous and pernicious and should be thrown in with the others who occupy Dante’s 9 circles of Hell.

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Death By a Thousand Cuts

Posted by redsatellite on March 10, 2009

I think old Ling Chi and the Chinese were on to something. These days, every liberal rag in America is suffering from this slow form of torture. But then again, it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of pandering invertebrates. Two days ago, the New York Times had to sell their building to stay afloat. Yesterday, the leftwing proselytizers over at the San Francisco Chronicle had to make a deal with the devil (err…I mean union) to keep their newspaper alive.

San Francisco Chronicle has reached a tentative agreement with its largest union on contract concessions, a key step in keeping the newspaper from being sold or closed, officials announced Monday.

The Chronicle told employees last month that the paper was at risk if it did not stop bleeding millions. Its closing would leave San Francisco as the first U.S. metropolis without a major daily paper.

Staff members at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer received similar news recently, with Hearst ownership saying the paper would be closed or turned into an Internet-only publication.

Similar financial pressures caused the
Detroit Free Press and Detroit News to announce in December that they would become the first major metropolitan newspapers in the United States to end daily home delivery. The owners of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News filed for bankruptcy last month because of a huge debt load.

Secular progressive newspapers are hemorrhaging money. And one by one…these leftwing diatribes are going down. As far as I’m concerned, it couldn’t happen….soon enough. Today, they’re only rearranging the deck chairs on their ship:

The Titanic.

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Defending the Indefensible…But Wait- There’s More!

Posted by redsatellite on March 9, 2009

If you were with us in our last episode…women in Saudi Arabia are not allowed to drive. Well, this just in, they’re also not allowed to have a man in their house…unless he’s related. No matter how old he is…and no matter how old SHE IS.

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a 75-year-old Syrian woman to 40 lashes, four months imprisonment and deportation from the kingdom for having two unrelated men in her house, according to local media reports.

According to the Saudi daily newspaper Al-Watan, troubles for the woman, Khamisa Mohammed Sawadi, began last year when a member of the religious police entered her house in the city of Al-Chamli and found her with two unrelated men, “Fahd” and “Hadian.”

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, feared by many Saudis, is made up of several thousand religious policemen charged with duties such as enforcing dress codes, prayer times and segregation of the sexes. Under Saudi law, women face many restrictions, including a strict dress code and a ban on driving. Women also need to have a man’s permission to travel.

40 lashes!…which if applied correctly, will likely KILL HER. No word yet, on whether Annette Bening or Nancy Pelosi have flown to Mecca to visit the 75 year old woman. Hmmmm, I wonder if Annette or Nancy would ask their husbands…for permission.

Somehow…I doubt it.

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Defending the Indefensible

Posted by redsatellite on March 6, 2009

Liberals are quite a lovely bunch of coconuts. I mean really. Anyone noticed the VAST disconnect they have with their secular behavior, their secular beliefs, their secular lifestyle and the Muslim religion? Yet, they defend the religion and their followers all the while – excoriating Christians.

For this following article, I particularly want to hear from liberal women….you know the ones like Nancy Pelosi who go off to Syria wearing a headscarf…or an Annette Bening and Alfre Woodard who chum it up with Iranian women in Teheran in full headdress.

Yah…those stupid liberals.

I think it’s time you visit Saudi Arabia. Oh..and for fun….try RENTING A CAR from al-Hertz or ali-Budget. Uh…better yet…try renting a car and then driving. I’m sorry…what’s that you say?

…you can’t?

Police in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca Wednesday arrested a woman for violating the country’s ban on women driving, according to the Saudi English-language daily Arab News.

The woman, whose nationality and name were not released but who was described as being in her 20s, attempted to flee when she realized police had spotted her driving, Saudi authorities said.

The woman tried to escape when she saw a police car and in the process hit another car, which was slightly damaged,” Maj. Abdul Mushin Al-Mayman, a police spokesman, told Arab News. According to the spokesman, the woman was turned over to the Saudi Prosecution and Investigation Commission.

Wake up and smell the camel dung. You certainly don’t respect Christians- so why the DUPLICITOUS kowtowing?

 Hmmm?

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Voting Never Accomplishes Anything

Posted by redsatellite on March 5, 2009

When it comes to gay marriage….that is EXACTLY the case. Every time Americans refute gay marriage (currently…that would be 100% of the time), advocates find a liberal appellate court to overturn it. And so it goes in California…again….ad infinitum.

Gay marriage advocates on Thursday will ask the California Supreme Court to overturn a second voter-approved same-sex marriage ban, in a cultural battle that has divided the United States.

Social conservatives and liberals both consider California a trend-setter that can shape the same-sex marriage agenda, even though an overwhelming majority of U.S. states have laws stopping gay couples from wedding.

Overwhelming majority? It would be UNANAMOUS if it weren’t for judges and state legislatures invoking their form of social engineering. Liberals have lost every single time when it comes to a a vote. (pssssssst….’every’ means NOT ONE.)

The same court last year overturned a voter-approved law banning gay marriage, opening the way to gay couples wedding in the most populous state.

Liberals only abide by the popular vote…when they’re successful. (see: Barack Obama)

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Tom Coburn: An American Patriot

Posted by Mark on March 4, 2009

Having spent an interminable amount of time with Barack Obama and Dick Durbin as my Senators, it’s such an honor to be represented by someone like this:

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who is also an OB/GYN, told CNSNews.com on Friday that many medical practitioners, including himself, will go to prison before agreeing to engage in medical practices they morally oppose, such as abortion.
 
Earlier that same day, the Obama administration had announced it was “reviewing” a Bush administration regulation known as the “conscience clause.” That Health and Human Services regulation protects health-care workers at federally funded institutions from having to engage in practices that violate their moral or religious beliefs. These practices include performing or referring abortions, performing sterilizations, or giving or receiving training in these practices.

Go Tom!

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Buying Into Liberal BS

Posted by redsatellite on March 3, 2009

The latest ‘dust up’ between RNC leader Michael Steele and conservative Rush Limbaugh is an a posteriori example of what happens when conservatives speak to the MSM and liberal pundits. Sure enough, every so often, they buy into the liberal b.s. in their need to be liked.

Why? I know it’s human nature to want that…to want to be liked. But, with liberals, you are not just shooting yourself in the foot….you’re shooting yourself in the head.

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says he has reached out to Rush Limbaugh to tell him he meant no offense when he referred to the popular conservative radio host as an “entertainer” whose show can be “incendiary.”

“My intent was not to go after Rush – I have enormous respect for Rush Limbaugh,” Steele said in a telephone interview. “I was maybe a little bit inarticulate. … There was no attempt on my part to diminish his voice or his leadership.”

The dust-up comes at a time when top Democrats are trying to make Limbaugh the face of the Republican Party, in part by using ads funded by labor. Americans United for Change sent a fund-raising e-mail Monday that begins: “The Republican Party has turned into the Rush Limbaugh Party.”

Steele was being hammered on CNN by another black pundit, and Michael made the mistake of placating. Yep…placating. That’s what you do…when you want to deflect the tone of an argument or debate- in a lame attempt to soften the exchange. Unfortunately….the placating…isn’t placating…it’s CAPITULATING.

And for conservatives…..that is a cardinal sin. Yes. What you’ve done….whether you realize it or not is- you’ve bought into the bs. And that’s what Michael did. You knew it would happen eventually….you just knew. Michael Steele along with Bobby Jindal, are the new minority faces of the Republican Party.

And the liberal media is all over them, like Al Gore at a buffet. The leftwing loons and media moonbats will try to marginalize, they will attack– and they will vilify. So QUIT with trying to be liked. The only common ground they have with us is- they’re citizens of the United States. That’s it- nothing more! So a word of advice to Steele and Jindal:

Pull up the drawbridge…hide the women and children…man the fortress walls…and keep your sentries on the look out.

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