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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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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.

Posted in Conservatism, Constitution, Law and Order, Liberalism, Morality | 3 Comments »

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.

Posted in Conservatism, Constitution, Law and Order, Liberalism, MSM | 4 Comments »

Jim Dandy to the Rescue

Posted by redsatellite on September 17, 2008

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!

Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

I was sitting on a mountain top.
30,000 feet to drop.
Tied me on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that’s right, of course.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

One day, I met a girl named Sue.
She was feeling kind of blue.
I’m Dandy, the kind of guy
Who can’t stand to see a little girl cry.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
Go, Jim Dandy! Go, Jim Dandy!

With apologies to Black Oak Arkansas and anyone name Jim, here comes the U.S government again. First it was Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, now it’s insurance giant AIG. 85 billion? ….oh brother…the fun just never stops.

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Reserve Board is lending as much as $85 billion to rescue crumbling insurer American International Group, officials announced Tuesday evening.

The Fed authorized the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to lend AIG (
AIG, Fortune 500) the funds. In return, the federal government will receive a 79.9% stake in the company.

Officials decided they had to act lest the nation’s largest insurer file bankruptcy. Such a move would roil world markets since AIG (
AIG, Fortune 500) has $1.1 trillion in assets and 74 million clients in 130 countries.

I don’t care if they’ve insured ALL of Las Vegas and parts of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka, the government has no business bailing out publicly traded companies. None.

Posted in Constitution, Economics | 3 Comments »

Illegal Alien Crosses the Border into Hades

Posted by redsatellite on August 6, 2008

Yes….Jose, this time instead of crossing the Rio Grande river to rape and kill 2 innocent girls– you crossed the river Styx to kill time in HELL.

Mexican national Jose Ernesto Medellin, whose death penalty conviction in the rape and murder of two teen girls sparked international controversy, was put to death in Texas on Tuesday night, prison officials said.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the last-ditch appeal of a Mexican national on Texas’ death row late Tuesday, paving the way for him to be executed for a pair of brutal slayings, state corrections officials said.

There is much more to this story. But the short version is: the U.S. Supreme Court grew a pair of juevos (who knew!) and agreed that domestic law TRUMPS International law. And….the good news is: Mr. Medillin will NOT be a repeat offender.

Adios senor!

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

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 »

Supreme Mistake

Posted by redsatellite on June 13, 2008

The Supreme Court decided yesterday that the Monsters of Muslim get to challenge their custody in an American civil court.

In a stinging rebuke to President Bush’s anti-terror policies, a deeply divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign detainees held for years at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have the right to appeal to U.S. civilian courts to challenge their indefinite imprisonment without charges.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the 5-4 high court majority, acknowledged the terrorism threat the U.S. faces – the administration’s justification for the detentions – but he declared, “The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.”

In a blistering dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia said the decision “will make the war harder on us. It will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed.”

Justice Scalia would be absolutely correct. In fact, the proof is in the pudding (isn’t it always!)a former detainee was a suicide bomber in Mosul….a little over a month ago. He successfully killed 6 innocent Iraqis. Go figure.

Now it’s only a matter of time before these murdering psychopaths head back to Iraq to finish what they started.

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Originalism

Posted by redsatellite on April 28, 2008

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was on 60 Minutes last night. Unfortunately, there is only ONE Justice Scalia. I wish there were 8 more.

At 72, Justice Scalia is still a maverick, championing a philosophy known as “orginalism,” which means interpreting the Constitution based on what it originally meant to the people who ratified it over 200 years ago. Scalia has no patience with so-called activist judges, who create rights not in the Constitution- like a right to abortion -by interpreting the Constitution as a “living document” that adapts to changing values.

He’s on a mission as an evangelist for originalism, at home and around the world. For example, he visited the Oxford Union in England. “Sometimes people come up to me and inquire, ‘Justice Scalia, when did you first become an originalist?’ As though it’s some weird affliction, you know, ‘When did you start eating human flesh?'” Scalia told students, who replied with laughter.

After listening to Scalia….I need to take a fresh approach in my enmity- my animus towards liberals.

“I attack ideas. I don’t attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas,” Scalia says. “And if you can’t separate the two, you gotta get another day job. You don’t want to be a judge. At least not a judge on a multi-member panel.”

I’ve got to remember that: there are ‘some very good people’ who have ‘some very bad ideas’. Now, could I apply that pragmatic goodwill to a John Kerry or a Howard Dean or an Al Gore?

Um…..on second thought, Justice Scalia is a better man than me.

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Yet Another Reason Why America is Unraveling (Part 791)

Posted by redsatellite on April 16, 2008

Back in the day (and that might just be yesterday), businesses could refuse to provide services to customers for a variety of reasons. For example, the often displayed: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. A prominent message seen everywhere.

Well apparently, religious beliefs are not a good enough reason to refuse service.

The New Mexico Human Rights Commission ruled on Wednesday that an evangelical Christian photographer discriminated against a lesbian couple by refusing a job to photograph the couple’s same-sex commitment ceremony.

The commission ordered Elaine and Jon Huenins, owners of Elane Photography in Albuquerque, N.M., to pay the lesbian couple $6,600 in attorney fees.”It is just a stunning disregard for the First Amendment,” said Jordan Lorence, a senior legal counsel for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Alliance Defense Fund, which is representing the photographer couple in court.

This is the insanity of living in America these days. They have FORCED this Christian couple to pony up $6,600 dollars for not photographing them. Hmmm….I can’t wait to see what happens when I go into a restaurant in San Francisco next time-not wearing shoes or a shirt.

I hope it’s a Lesbian owned establishment.

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Dragged Kicking and Screaming…

Posted by Mark on February 7, 2008

…I endorse John McCain for President.

(This endorsement, and $1.85 will get you a cup of coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts.)

I don’t really have a choice, now do I?

In the end, I always ask myself:

Who would Al-Qaeda pull the lever for in November?

Of the three possibilities, the one least likely to get Al-Qaeda’s vote is John McCain.

I don’t speak for Craig or Matt. They have to post their own opinions.

But now that the battle for the White House is truly joined, you’ll hear no more disparaging remarks from me about Mr. McCain. Is he the best choice? Nope. But, he’s the only choice now.

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