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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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Why Liberals and Conservatives are a Gazillion Miles Apart

Posted by redsatellite on February 1, 2009

The NY Times is at it…again. Coloring all Americans who are against amnesty and want enforcement of our immigration laws as ‘racists’. On this issue, liberals are incapable of connecting the dots. Seriously. Liberals are incapable of critical thinking.

For some reason, which scientists who study brain activity have yet to identify, they can’t fathom that we are a NATION OF LAWS. That if people violate those laws, they should pay for their transgressions. Simple really. And if you don’t like the laws then you CHANGE THEM. But until then, shut up already. And yes….here’s a shocker….hold those who broke the law accountable!

The Nativists are Restless

The relentlessly harsh Republican campaign against immigrants has always hidden a streak of racialist extremism. Now after several high-water years, the Republican tide has gone out, leaving exposed the nativism of fringe right-wingers clinging to what they hope will be a wedge issue.

Last week at the National Press Club in Washington, a group seeking to speak for the future of the Republican Party declared that its November defeats in Congressional races stemmed not from having been too hard on foreigners, but too soft.

The group, the American Cause, released a report arguing that anti-immigration absolutism was still the solution for the party’s deep electoral woes, actual voting results notwithstanding. Rather than “pander to pro-amnesty Hispanics and swing voters,” as President Bush and Karl Rove once tried to do, the report’s author, Marcus Epstein, urged Republicans to double down on their efforts to run on schemes to seal the border and drive immigrants out.
This is nonsense, of course.

The NY Times, in particular, is famous for pulling out the Thesaurus or the Dictionary every time they want to marginalize the debate. This time the word is ‘nativist’. With Muslim psychopaths it was ‘insurgents’ or with their murdering behavior it was ‘restive’. How odd is it that they use the term ‘racial extremism’ and ‘fringe right wingers’ in the text, but title the article: The Nativists are Restless?

By assigning a thesaural word like nativist, they attempt to make it an intellectual debate…as if somehow, they’ve armed themselves with superior grammar and vocabulary. Well sorry fellas…I’m onto your pseudo-erudite manipulation.

You’re full of lexical feces, plain and simple.

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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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‘Liberal Jews’ Should Be An Oxymoron

Posted by redsatellite on November 11, 2008

All my life, I’ve had close associations with Jews. Intimate ones, casual ones….friends, colleagues, lovers and acquaintances. I grew up attending school with them, I’ve worked with them…and I’ve socialized with them. And the one thing that continues to mystify me…something beyond my comprehension: why aren’t Jews OVERWHELMINGLY conservative?

They aren’t. In fact, they’re just the opposite.

Dennis Prager is probably one of the best known conservative Jews in America. He’s written extensively on this topic. He’s come up with 6 good reasons why– I’ve tweaked it a bit and added one more:

1. Jews are incredibly grateful to (Democrat) Harry Truman for recognizing the State of Israel within 15 minutes of the formal declaration.

2. Jews are raised with a concept called Tzedakah, which basically translates into charity, although the actual meaning is ‘righteousness’ or ‘justice’. This means that they help the unfortunate, not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it is a mitzvah, a commandment. Judaism is indeed preoccupied with social justice (as well as with holiness and personal morality), and many Jews believe that the only way to achieve a just society is through leftist policies.

3. Most Jews are frightened by anything that connotes right wing — such as the words “right-wing” and “conservative.” Especially since the Holocaust, they think that threats to their security emanate from the Right only. (It is pointless to argue that Nazism stood for National Socialism and therefore was really a leftist ideology. Whether that is theoretically accurate doesn’t matter; nearly everyone regards the Nazis as far Right, and, therefore, Jews fear the Right.) The fact that the Jews’ best friends today are conservatives and the fact that the Left is the home of most of the Jews’ enemies outside of the Muslim world have made little impact on Jews’ psyches.

4. Liberal Jews fear most religions. They identify religion — especially fundamentalist religion and especially Christianity — with anti-Semitism. Jews are taught from birth about the horrors of the Holocaust, and of nearly 2,000 years of European, meaning Christian, anti-Semitism. They therefore tend to fear Christianity and believe that secularism guarantees their physical security.

5. Despite their secularism, Jews may be the most religious ethnic group in the world. The problem is that their religion is rarely Judaism; rather it is every “ism” of the Left. These include liberalism, socialism, feminism, Marxism and environmentalism. Jews involved in these movements believe in them with the same ideological fervor and same suspension of critical reason with which many religious people believe in their religion. It is therefore usually as hard to shake a liberal Jew’s belief in the Left and in the Democratic Party as it is to shake an evangelical Christian’s belief in Christianity. The big difference, however, is that the Christian believer acknowledges his Christianity is a belief, whereas the believer in liberalism views his belief as entirely the product of rational inquiry.

6. Liberal Jews fear nationalism. The birth of nationalism in Europe planted the secular seeds of the Holocaust (religious seeds had been planted by some early and medieval Church teachings and reinforced by Martin Luther). European nationalists welcomed all national identities except the Jews’. That is a major reason so many Jews identify primarily as “world citizens”; they have contempt for nationalism and believe that strong national identities, even in America, will exclude them. Just as liberal Jews fear a resurgent Christianity despite the fact that contemporary Christians are the Jews’ best friends, leftist Jews fear American nationalism despite the fact that Americans who believe in American exceptionalism are far more pro-Jewish and pro-Israel than leftist Americans. But most leftist Jews so abhor nationalism, they don’t even like the Jews’ nationalism (Zionism).

7. Denial. It is very, very painful to realize that people that you thought were your friends, for years, actually do not like you. That is the experience of a liberal Jew who loves Israel. You always supported liberal causes – African American causes, every social program that someone in Washington could imagine, the whole nine yards – and then you hear Reverend Wright or Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or Moveon.org or the folks at the Daily Kos spew hatred towards your people.

So, you’re probably wondering why…I even brought this up…and exactly- what does this have to do with the price of tea in China. What spurred my post was an article…and opinion written by Richard Cohen of the Washington Post.

Obama’s Cabinet: Start With Al Gore

If there is a single appointment Barack Obama could make to signal how dramatically things will change in Washington, it would be to name Albert Gore Jr. – former House member, former senator, former vice president, former presidential nominee and current Custodian of the Planet – as secretary of state. For all the other aspirants to the job, sorry- this is an inconvenient truth.

Can you imagine a bolder statement about a new direction when it comes to global warming and the general care of our abused planet?

This nonsense so aggravated me, that I decided to finally UNLOAD on liberal Jews. Richard Cohen represents a huge group of liberal elite Jews. Jews are likely THE SINGLE MOST EDUCATED group of people in the world….and yet their lack of critical thinking astounds me.

The implication that Cohen makes here…of course….is that as ‘Custodian of the Planet’, Al Gore will help save us from ourselves. And what better way to do so- then to be Secretary of State. Only problem is….Secretaries of State are not concerned with the environment.

This is what the Secretary of State does:

Storage and use of the Great Seal of the United States, performance of protocol functions for the White House, drafting of certain proclamations, formally accepting notice of the president’s resignation, and replies to inquiries. In addition, the Secretary performs such duties as the President is required, in accordance with the United States Constitution, relating to correspondence, commission, or instructions to U.S. or consuls abroad, and to conduct negotiations with foreign representatives.

Hmmm…that’s funny, I don’t see ONE SCINTILLA about the environment in the job description. And I certainly don’t see anything about toxic waste disposal or ‘cap and trades’ or polar ice caps.

In fact, Cohen’s disconnect, is even more profound. A Secretary of State is constantly flying across the globe to meet with leaders of foreign countries. Exactly how is ALL THAT WATER VAPOR from his airplane trips helping the environment? Uh….earth to Cohen…come in Cohen…..it’s making it worse!

If you’re so worried about the United States trashing the environment, why not appoint Gore- head of the Environmental PROTECTION Agency? Wouldn’t that make a tad more sense? Or how about the Department of Energy? (Al could START with his own electric bill!)

Is it possible Richard Cohen is not a liberal or a Jew? Let’s put it this way- I’m so sure….I’d bet my electric bill AND my trash bill on it.

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Re-Branding? Re-Inventing? No…WAKE UP!…is more like it.

Posted by redsatellite on November 10, 2008

For the last 4 days I’ve heard nothing but eulogies for the Republican Party. (And not that they don’t deserve it.) But if you’ve been following my posts for any length of time, I predicted their complete demise months and months ago.

Yesterday, on FOX’s 6pm show, Chris Wallace posed the question to his panel…How can the Republicans ‘rebrand’ their party or ‘reinvent’ themselves to regain their power in government.

And the only one who got it right was Brit Hume. He told everyone that Republicans don’t have to ‘rebrand’ anything. If they would stick to their core tenets…the ones THEY ABANDONED and let liberal democrats shoot themselves in the head….(Yes, I’m paraphrasing…but this is a much more appropriate phrase)- a turn around could be swift.

George Bush, John McCain, and a host of Republican leaders abandoned those tenets and will now pay the price. Oh heck….who am I kidding….we’re ALL about to pay the price.

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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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Symbolizing Middle America

Posted by redsatellite on October 16, 2008

Joe the Plumber, according to CNN, represents Middle America– yes…THEIR words.

McCain brought the story up during the debate, which led to several mentions by both candidates of “Joe the Plumber,” who quickly came to symbolize Middle America.

So let’s go down that path shall we?

And as I mentioned 3 days ago, that’s where a fundamental difference lies between liberals and conservatives. A basic disconnect so profoundly simple, it takes my breath away…that Obama, or any liberal for that matter, has a better idea of how to use and spend MY money. Not only their money…but my money…so that they can ‘spread the wealth’ around. Yes…liberals know better than me, how to spend- my money. They will tax me more, so that they can take that money and share it with others less fortunate or less successful.

Astounding.

Okay liberals….I’m going to say this as succinctly as I can: Where in the name of Karl Marx do you think you get the RIGHT to use and spend my money? How in the name of Josef Stalin do you think you KNOW better than me how to use and spend my money?

I made the money, not you. You make your money and spend it on whatever the hell you WANT. And I’ll do the same.

Please, for the love of God (oops…silly me…for you…that means yourselves), leave me alone.

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Yes Conservatives Create Wealth and Liberals….uh…They Disperse It

Posted by redsatellite on October 13, 2008

Let me repeat that. CONSERVATIVES create wealth. Liberals DISPERSE it. If you don’t believe me…just ask:

The One!

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The Importance of Being Sarah

Posted by redsatellite on October 3, 2008

Sarah Palin rocked….AGAIN.

Yes…Joe Biden certainly acquitted himself well- but if you don’t think Sarah Palin is a star…you don’t know astronomy from agronomy. And what made it all the more delightful….she was Sarah. She was comfortable in the spotlight, she looked straight at the camera….and most of all….she was sincere and UNAPOLOGETIC. She was home-spun articulate and respectful…but if you didn’t like her views…sorry…that’s the way she feels America.

Despite the voluminous vitriol that has been heaped upon her by the liberal press, she was poised, polished, and dynamic. And I’ll site three major examples.

When Joe Biden led off….he peered back at Gwen Iffil and the audience in the room and answered. When it was Sarah’s turn to respond…..she thanked Ms. Iffil and the local audience and then did, what Sarah does best, she looked directly into the camera- and spoke. And never waivered. No heavy blinking. No hesitation. No stuttering. No moral ambiguity. No nuance. No duplicity. From that moment on, and for the entire evening she stared straight at America and into our living room…..a personal device so startling- that even Joe Biden picked up on it. He quickly changed: and it was game on.

When Iffil drilled Sarah on same sex opportunities and benefits, I thought Sarah shifted the balance of the debate- dramatically. Not only did she tell us about her tolerance and sensitivity to the issue- but she took that moment to politely segue into her stance AGAINST gay marriage! It was so refreshing and spot-on that Ms. Iffil then carried Palin’s belief over to Biden to get his and Obama’s position on gay marriage. My jaw hit the floor. Palin had successfully steered the debate on a topic that could’ve easily been toxic and divisive. Instead, she had blazed a trail, one that Biden was then subjected to follow. In a word- brilliant.

Another beatific moment came after Biden had successfully NOT answered a question…Sarah picked up on it…and faced this political maneuver with typical aplomb, by subtly using Biden’s deflection as an opportunity to tell the Washington University audience and America that she was going to answer her way- in her words and wasn’t going to be bullied or pressed if anyone didn’t like or care for her answer. Her words:

“I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I’m going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also,” she said early in the debate.

In short- impressive.

Look- you can disagree with Sarah and conservatives on issues. You can disagree with us on our views and beliefs. But after last night- you CAN NOT disagree that she doesn’t belong on the world stage.

Enough already. Keep your criticisms to important issues. And leave her and her beautiful family alone.

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Placing Blame, or Owning Up to Responsibility

Posted by Mark on September 30, 2008

Tell me who tried to save the system, and who tried to save their  butts

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