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The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

Posted by redsatellite on September 29, 2008

That’s the official title of the $700 billion dollar bailout. If our culture believes that….40 is the new 30….then I guess socialism- is the NEW free enterprise.

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Judging the New York Times

Posted by redsatellite on September 18, 2008

One of my favorite pinatas is…the NY Times. Their front page always reads like a personal diary left under a tree by a bleeding heart liberal. Their modus operandi is so transparent, they’re like an alcoholic managing a liquor store. They can’t help themselves. So here is a headline from today:

Supreme Court’s Global Influence Is Waning

Stop right there.

I know immediately this article will MIRROR liberal talking points. I know as sure as the pudgy nose on Rosie O’Donnell’s face that I will once again have to listen to their mantra about the United States’ lack of respect for the ‘global community’. The disregard of International laws….and of course all predicated on the fact that we have- what all liberals feel- is a conservative majority on the Supreme Court.

Judges around the world have long looked to the decisions of the United States Supreme Court for guidance, citing and often following them in hundreds of their own rulings since the Second World War.

But now American legal influence is waning. Even as a debate continues in the court over whether its decisions should ever cite foreign law, a diminishing number of foreign courts seem to pay attention to the writings of American justices.

And it gets worse…because this locomotive has just left the station….and left without brakes. Get ready America…to be SLEDGEHAMMERED by the liberal elite.

These days, foreign courts in developed democracies often cite the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning equality, liberty and prohibitions against cruel treatment, said Harold Hongju Koh, the dean of the Yale Law School. In those areas, Dean Koh said, “they tend not to look to the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court.”

The rise of new and sophisticated constitutional courts elsewhere is one reason for the Supreme Court’s fading influence, legal experts said. The new courts are, moreover, generally more liberal than the Rehnquist and Roberts courts and for that reason more inclined to cite one another.

Well gee, there’s a clue for you…Professor Plum.

Another reason is the diminished reputation of the United States in some parts of the world, which experts here and abroad said is in part a consequence of the Bush administration’s unpopularity around the world. Foreign courts are less apt to justify their decisions with citations to cases from a nation unpopular with their domestic audience.

“It’s not surprising, given our foreign policy in the last decade or so, that American influence should be declining,” said Thomas Ginsburg, who teaches comparative and international law at the
University of Chicago.

Yah…that nasty old ‘Bush doctrine’ again. The one faux-intellect Charlie Gibson snidely talked about with Sarah Palin.

“Most justices of the United States Supreme Court do not cite foreign case law in their judgments,” Aharon Barak, then the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, wrote in the Harvard Law Review in 2002. “They fail to make use of an important source of inspiration, one that enriches legal thinking, makes law more creative, and strengthens the democratic ties and foundations of different legal systems.”

So….memo to liberals: Stop with your incessant discourse that everyone BUT America knows what’s best for America. The U.S. Supreme Court hands down decisions that are in the best interest of….hmmm….here’s a shocker…..the UNITED STATES.

What an incredibly novel idea! We’re a nation of leaders, not followers. Always have been, and if we keep Justices like Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito on the bench – always will be. So do us all a favor, and take your U.S hatred and self-inflicted opprobrium and open up a law practice…..in Paris.

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Sarah Palin: A Night To Remember

Posted by redsatellite on September 4, 2008

Tonight’s speech ROCKED. She is an absolute star.

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Got Milk?

Posted by redsatellite on August 7, 2008

ONLY in California, would that be- Harvey Milk. (Okay maybe Massachusetts and parts of Vermont.)

AB 2567 requires Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to proclaim May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day, putting it on par with President’s Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Harvey Milk was the first openly homosexual person to be elected to public office in a major U.S. city. He was a former San Francisco Board of Supervisors member, who along with Mayor George Moscone, was assassinated by former Board of Supervisor Dan White at San Francisco City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978.

The bill designates May 22 “as having special significance in public school and educational institutions and encourages those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on that date.”

Yes….that would be reason #6,451 why I left California. The word ‘normal’ no longer applies to this once beautiful state. Sadly, it is a state under siege. Citizens held hostage by a BATTERY of leftwing loons and liberal activists.

A truly dysfunctional place.

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Are You a Republi-can or a Republi-CAN’T?

Posted by redsatellite on July 30, 2008

In the movie: Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Johnny Depp’s CIA character sneers-‘Are you a MexiCAN or a MexiCANT?

Well…meet the RepubliCANTS.

Ted Stevens‘s indictment yesterday could not have occurred at a more politically inopportune time for the senator from Alaska or for his fellow Republicans.

Republicans entered this election at a numerical disadvantage — 23 seats to defend, compared with 12 for Democrats — and have caught almost no breaks. Five Republican senators opted to retire and one resigned office last December, including incumbents in Virginia and New Mexico, where Democrats are strongly favored in the fall. Senate Republicans have fallen far behind their Democratic counterparts in fundraising.

That playing field emboldened Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, to openly muse to reporters last week about the prospect of winning nine seats in November, which would give Democrats a 60-seat majority in January. That number that would allow them to break Republican filibusters and exert true majority control of the legislative body.

ANYTIME you ’embolden’ Charles Schumer…you know you’re in deep- DEEP Kimchi. How bad is it? Uh….the entire party should seriously consider committing hari kari.

Some Republican strategists noted yesterday that Stevens’s legal problems could also jeopardize Alaska at the presidential level. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has deployed staffers in the state, a sign that he intends to mount a serious campaign there. Political observers there cannot remember the last time a Democratic presidential candidate made a serious play for Alaska, which has not voted for a Democrat since President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

It gets worse. How’s this for a completely ridiculous insipid observation:

Republicans are in desperate need of new, fresh ideas and faces,” said one Republican strategist who closely follows Senate races. “Stevens should resign immediately. The only thing he does by staying in is continue to damage his party.”

No…you inept twit, the Republicans are in desperate need of ethical stalwart conservatives who can MAINTAIN conservative values and principles. You don’t need ‘new and fresh ideas’. What you need is…to live up to the ones you’ve already had in place for years. Stop embracing every cockamamie liberal cause that rears its UGLY UGLY head. (eg. Gore-bal Warming, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac bailout, Amnesty.)

The Republican Party has reached its NADIR..your apogee from the core- it’s bilious… mendaciousand yah- it puts me in a horrible mood!

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It Was His Laugh…

Posted by Mark on July 12, 2008

…that I’ll remember about Tony Snow. His laughter was infectious, even in the rare times I didn’t agree with him. We will miss him.

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Well, Do Ya…Punk?

Posted by redsatellite on June 27, 2008

Line ’em up!

Now that yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision has lovingly pistol-whipped the city of Washington, DC….other gunowners are LINING UP to go after their respective cities. Uh…I have one word to say about that: Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Emboldened by Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling affirming the right of individuals to own handguns, advocates said they would immediately challenge a San Francisco law that prohibits guns in public housing and sue other cities nationwide to overturn gun restrictions.

The California lawsuit, which the National Rifle Assn. said it would file in federal court in San Francisco today, was one of several legal challenges that gun rights groups said they would pursue in the wake of the court decision.

Hours after the Supreme Court ruling came down, two groups sued Chicago over its handgun ban, which is similar to the District of Columbia law the high court struck down. In addition, the NRA said it would file a lawsuit against Chicago today and would also sue surrounding cities that ban handguns.

In the rainbow city of San Francisco, where the only people with guns are bad guys, this is especially sweet. Just ask Inspector Harry Callahan.

I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? ….

Well, do ya…punk?

Posted in Conservatism, Constitution, Crime, Law and Order | 1 Comment »

Victim Mentality: Republicans Join the Hood

Posted by redsatellite on June 20, 2008

The Republican Party has jumped the shark. Seriously. Gone are the days of personal responsibility. Gone. Our society….our government….someone in charge of my taxes… will bail you out.

A broad bipartisan coalition supporting a massive foreclosure rescue beat back GOP efforts to gut it Thursday, defying a White House veto threat and quashing a bid to make it victim to revelations about two senators’ VIP mortgages.

Democrats and many Republicans consider the measure a political imperative amid rising foreclosures and growing public anxiety about the sagging economy. The measure is designed to help hundreds of thousands of borrowers in danger of losing their homes, but it also would benefit mortgage holders by allowing them to avoid costly foreclosures and reclaim some of what they’re owed by people facing financial ruin.

Yep…both the lender and the borrower were victims…now both get money. All is forgiven… NOBODY is at fault. Republicans are complicit and have trash-canned the very tenets that defined their party.

Reprehensible.

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Greetings From Oklahoma

Posted by Mark on June 19, 2008

Finally, I’m living in a state where they take the death penalty seriously, have a constitutional amendment supporting marriage, and know the meaning of the word “Conservative.” I’m back home.  Many thanks to Craig for keeping this site going while I made the transition to a new job, a a new home, a new dog, and a new internet provider. As I’ve watched in horror the continuing foolishness of Osama Obama, a 5-4 decision granting rights to the very terrorists who murdered thousands on 9/11, and the apparent mad dash back to September 10th, 2001 by the Left, I’ve been unable to post as I’ve been doing over the past eight years.

Now, I’m back.

Just in time for the Fall campaign. While I disagree with so much of what John McCain says he believes, he beats the heck out of Obama.  Obama’s positons on judges are enough to make me run for the polls to pull the lever for McCain in November.  We’ll deal with McCain foolishness regarding “torture” and so-called “global warming” after the election.

McCain has shown a willingness to change his views as new facts assert themselves. Hopefully, as he comes to realize his “friends” on the Left will rip him apart this summer and Fall, he will be more open to some different views on other issues as well.

Posted in 9/11/01, Conservatism, Defeatocrats, Liberalism, Politics | 3 Comments »

Freedom’s Watch Over George Soros

Posted by redsatellite on May 9, 2008

Interesting.I came across a new conservative group, that apparently, can fight the good fight against George Soros and his merry band of deep pocket liberals. Naturally, democrats…. are none-too-happy about it.

 

Democrats are trying to chase from the political playing field a new conservative group expected to spend tens of millions of dollars this year attacking liberal candidates. 

Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson is the principal financial backer for the group, which has taken a major role in attacking Democratic candidates in recent special congressional elections.

Faced with the group’s deep pockets, the DCCC has fired off mail and broadcast ads highlighting Mr. Adelson’s gambling interests and ties with China, which they argue is “a country notorious for forced abortions.” Democrats this week filed a third legal challenge to the group with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). 

SAY WHAT?

What kind of argument is that? So Adelson owns a casino and does business in China. So what? And his business affiliations allows you to take some kind of moral highground? Are you kidding me? Coming from the mouths of Democrats……that IGNOMINIOUS posture is rich. Filthy rich.

Hmmm…..Freedoms Watch. Love the name.

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