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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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The War on Drugged LA Times

Posted by redsatellite on March 2, 2009

The blame America mentality on the left is….well it’s NEVERENDING. Everything the U.S. does is wrong….everything. We are to blame for the entire world’s ills. No, I’m not kidding.

And I’m sick and tired of it.

The war we gave Mexico

Early in the last century, near the end of his 34 bloody years in power, the aging Mexican strongman Porfirio Diaz mused that his country’s great misfortune was to be located “so far from God and so near the United States.”

Many fear that Mexico could be sliding into civil instability because of the cartels’ increasing willingness to use violence and bribery to protect their business. It’s an old story in other parts of Latin America, and for that reason, three of the region’s former heads of state — including onetime Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo – recently issued a report urging the U.S. to consider legalizing at least marijuana. Fat chance.

Mexico is a complex country with a resourceful and creative people. It also is — like other Latin American nations ravaged by the drug trade– burdened with a stunted civil society, chronic maldistribution of wealth, ingrained corruption and endemic political violence. These pathologies have made it painfully susceptible to the social and economic distortions created by America’s seemingly insatiable desire for drugs.

If Americans really are concerned about the horrific toll inflicted by Mexico’s narco-gangsters, we need to ask some tough questions about our own cultural and political delusions.

The LA Times writer, Mr. Tim Rutten, needs to ponder this: If a child grows up to be a drug trafficker, a felon, a life-long criminal and/or a VICIOUS EVIL MURDERER….how in the hell is that America’s fault?

If you’re looking for the moral highground, you leftwing dolt, why not start with the disintegration of the Mexican family, the breakdown of Mexican society, and the dysfunctional Mexican PARENTS who raised these murdering psychopaths?

So let me see if I understand Mr. Rutten’s brilliant dissertation. Okay, soooooooo…..someone in America wants to get high- and he’s willing to pay for it. And because he wants to get high….drug dealers and traffickers down in Juarez or Acapulco or Cancun decide to maim, murder, and behead civilians, government officials, and police – yep, makes perfect sense.

I’ve decided, the synapse wiring in liberals- must look like telephone lines in a third world country.

With such wit and syllogistic acuity, it’s a wonder he hasn’t won a Pulitzer.

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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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Don’t Worry…Be Happy!

Posted by redsatellite on December 5, 2008

Here’s a little song i wrote
you might want to sing it note for note

don’t worry, be happy
in every life we have some trouble
when you worry you make it double
don’t worry, be happy

Happiness is indeed….contagious. So start hanging around happy people.

Happiness is contagious, researchers reported on Thursday.

And getting connected to happy people improves a person’s own happiness, they reported in the British Medical Journal.

“What we are dealing with is an emotional stampede,” Nicholas Christakis, a professor of medical sociology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, said in a telephone interview. People with the most social connections – friends, spouses, neighbors, relatives — were also the happiest, the data showed. “Each additional happy person makes you happier,” Christakis said.

Get out and meet more people- you’ll live longer.

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Thank God, You’re Not MY Parents

Posted by redsatellite on June 19, 2008

A news report like this….makes me crazy. I feel so bad for the children, I want to immediately put the parents UNDER the jail.

Authorities say a teenager from a faith-healing family died from an illness that could have been easily treated, just a few months after a toddler cousin of his died in a case that has led to criminal charges.

Tuesday’s death of 16-year-old Neil Beagley, however, may not be a crime because Oregon law allows minors 14 and older to decide for themselves whether to accept medical treatment.

Remind me not to move to Oregon. I can remember when I was 16, I listened to my parents and I respected my parents and I certainly obeyed them and their decisions. If these 2 were my parents, I’d be DEAD.

In March, the boy’s 15-month-old cousin Ava Worthington died at home from bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection.

A simple visit to the doctor or a hospital, and the 2 kids would still be alive. This story is so sad, it’s absolutely…..maddening.

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Ted Turner…Idiot Savant

Posted by redsatellite on April 4, 2008

Billionaire Ted Turner. Entrepreneur. Probably a shrewd businessman. Heck…likely GOOD at business. Afterall, he’s the Godfather of Cable TV. And for most of his life…a Bon Vivant. And that my friends, is where his story ends.

For everything else…he’s a complete imbecile. Much like those poor individuals that are severely retarded and yet, they can play a piano very well or are gifted in Math.

Yes, Ted Turner is one of them- an idiot savant.

Failure to address global warming will have us all dead or eating each other by mid-century. So says Ted Turner, the restaurateur, environmentalist and former media mogul whose controversial comments have earned him the nickname “Mouth of the South.”

I’m either dead or I’m having my neighbor over for lunch….and he’s lunch?

If steps aren’t taken to stem global warming, “We’ll be eight degrees hotter in 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow,” Turner said during a wide-ranging, hour-long interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose that aired Tuesday.

“Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals,” said Turner, 69. “Civilization will have broken down. The few people left will be living in a failed state — like Somalia or Sudan — and living conditions will be intolerable.”

What’s intolerable, is your moonbat mouth.

He said that despite the United States’ huge military budget, “we can’t win in Iraq.” “We’re being beaten by insurgents who don’t even have any tanks, they don’t have a headquarters, they don’t have a Pentagon, we don’t even know if they have any generals,” Turner told Rose.

Turner called the Iraqi insurgents “patriots” who “don’t like us because we invaded their country and occupied it. Nobody likes to be invaded.”

Ted Turner…idiot. (And I’m not so sure about the savant part.)

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My Point Exactly

Posted by redsatellite on March 27, 2008

Obamalama ding dong finally said- the magic words. Words that sum up the liberal mindset…and captures the quintessential difference between liberals and conservatives. Yes…it was a moment…where I sat there and went..Bingo!

Presidential candidate Barack Obama, largely ignoring his Democratic rival for now, ridiculed likely Republican nominee John McCain on Wednesday for offering “not one single idea” to help hard-pressed homeowners facing foreclosure.“George Bush called this the ownership society, but what he really meant was ‘you’re-on-your-own’ society,” Obama told a town hall meeting here, tying McCain to a president whose popularity is low. “John McCain apparently wants to continue this.”

Okay….one more time for all of you pseudo-erudite liberals: just in case, you are too dense to follow. When you take ‘RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS’….with the individual freedoms that we as Americans all enjoy- which includes making YOUR OWN MISTAKES (Obama: here’s where you can insert a word like…like the word ‘FORECLOSURE’!)…yes Obamalama Dingbat…hopefully in a free democracy…you are on your own.

As you should be.

As we ALL should be. Because….we are free-thinking responsible adults. So that means- no handouts, no free lunches, no mulligans, no do-overs, no bail-outs, no government interventions, no taking from Jack to pay Jill (you can stop me at any time when you finally get it through your thick skull), and if you can’t figure it out by now- no ‘offering ideas to help’ out the knuckleheads who bought a house that he or she can’t afford.

It’s that simple. But then again…simple things escape you. As it does most liberals.

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Money Makes Your World Go Around

Posted by redsatellite on March 21, 2008

This just in- money buys happiness.

Money can buy happiness, but only if you spend it on someone else, researchers reported on Thursday. Spending as little as $5 a day on someone else could significantly boost happiness, the team at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School found.

We wanted to test our theory that how people spend their money is at least as important as how much money they earn,” said Elizabeth Dunn, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia.

Regardless of how much income each person made, those who spent money on others reported greater happiness, while those who spent more on themselves did not,” Dunn said in a statement.

Oh really?…..hmmm…
I spent tens of thousands of dollars on my ex-wife and I was miserable!

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The Death of a Legend

Posted by Mark on January 18, 2008

Bobby Fischer died today, at the age of 64.  Like millions of Americans, I discovered Chess in the early ’70’s thanks to his incredible performance in 1972.  Even in small town Oklahoma, I followed the dramatic events in far off Iceland, and learned the magic of the chessboard at the same time.

I discovered the profound tragedy of schizophrenia thanks to Bobby as well.  To my knowledge, he was never officially diagnosed with the disorder, but there is no doubt in my mind. His symptoms of paranoid schizophrenia, and possibly paranoid personality disorder, are clear from his history.

I wonder how much was lost to the world due to Bobby’s illness, an illness that began well before 1972?  Schizophrenia strikes young people in their late teens to early 20’s.  It becomes a family tragedy, as it strikes down those who are just beginning their college careers, often in their freshman and sophomore years.  Because they are often away from home, and family members who know them best, for the first time, the symptoms are not recognized on the campus until they become severe.  Often, it is not until the call comes from the Psychiatrist or therapist on the locked psych unit that the parents become aware of the tragedy that has befallen their beloved son or daughter.

I’ve made this call many times over the years.  Being able to help these parents deal with the shock and loss of their children’s promise continues to be one of great rewards of being a therapist.

In a real way, we lost Bobby Fischer decades ago, to an illness that continues to affect millions.   His magic on the chessboard will live for ages. I hope he can inspire someone to find the cure for the illness that took so much from him, and from us all.

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This is Bobby from 1971, the way I will remember him.

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