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-H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, has withdrawn his name from consideration for deputy Treasury secretary, becoming the fourth pick for a prominent Treasury Department post to pull out in recent weeks.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

Posted by redsatellite on February 26, 2009

Yes…I know it’s an oxymoron- but it’s worse than that. While conservatives debate good and evil, right and wrong…immorality and sin, liberals debate…um…well…liberals debate, okay…I’ll just come out with it….liberals debate…Toilet Paper.

Toilet Paper and Other Moral Choices

When Sheryl Crow said that people should use only one sheet of toilet paper, she was lampooned by everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Jon Stewart.

More recently, the issue of toilet paper has become less of a joke (except when celebrities express an opinion) and more of a cause: since the fluffy kind cannot be made from recycled paper, conservationists argue, consumers can do their part to protect the environment by buying the rougher stuff. There are skeptics who say the benefits of such a switch are overstated.

SAY WHAT? Granted, it’s an opinion piece from the NY Times….but what in the name of 2 ply tissue has gotten into liberals? Silly me…I’m focused on the 10 commandments- while the moral dilemma for liberals is choosing Charmin over Scott.

Liberals, truly are, not of this world.

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Failure to Think

Posted by redsatellite on February 13, 2009

Paul Krugman, my personal pinata, is at it again. He’s weighed in on the Pork-o-licious stimulus package. Yah, and of course, everytime he opens his mouth….his brain leaves the building.

Failure to Rise

By any normal political standards, this week’s Congressional agreement on an economic stimulus package was a great victory for President Obama. He got more or less what he asked for: almost $800 billion to rescue the economy, with most of the money allocated to spending rather than tax cuts. Break out the Champagne!

Or maybe not.

One might have expected Republicans to act at least slightly chastened in these early days of the Obama administration, given both their drubbing in the last two elections and the economic debacle of the past eight years.

But it’s now clear that the party’s commitment to deep voodoo- enforced, in part, by pressure groups that stand ready to run primary challengers against heretics — is as strong as ever. In both the House and the Senate, the vast majority of Republicans rallied behind the idea that the appropriate response to the abject failure of the Bush administration’s tax cuts is more Bush-style tax cuts.

Those BAD bad Republicans! How dare they disagree…with The One. Emperor Obama. The only question I have is…if they got such a ‘drubbing’ in the last 2 elections, why are they not signing on to the package? Could it be, that even moderate Republicans are put off by this spending bill?

Oh, but it gets better.

When’s the last time you heard a Nobel Prize winner in Economics whine about a commitment to deep voodoo‘?

Commitment to VOODOO? Huh?

That always makes for compelling debate. I guess I’ve been checkmated. I mean, afterall, the Republican party is using voodoo! Case closed. There’s your reason why there’s been a ‘Failure to Rise’. It’s hard to argue your point when someone’s using voodoo.

And the rhetorical response of conservatives to the stimulus plan — which will, it’s worth bearing in mind, cost substantially less than either the Bush administration’s $2 trillion in tax cuts or the $1 trillion and counting spent in Iraq — has bordered on the deranged.

I love these numbers….he’s tossing around a trillion here and two trillion there, like pizzas at Papa Johns. Rather than push back on these grossly inflated numbers, I’ll address the actual subject matter.

Tax cuts? Millions of Americans enjoyed the largesse. Whether through small business loans, home loans, tax credits, or an actual tax rebate. I spent my $2000 rebate on improving my home. Yep, hired a few landscapers.

Iraq? The increased military spending, kept thousands and thousands in the defense industry employed. Companies like General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Honeywell, United Technology Corp, ITT Industries, L-3 Communications, and Rockwell Collins (to name just a BUNCH) have built military equipment or provided services.

I use to think Paul Krugman was an idiot. Now I’m convinced, after much research and many hours reading his tripe, Krugman is a….

COMPLETE idiot.

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The Only Liberal With Half a Brain

Posted by redsatellite on February 11, 2009

Camille Paglia. Yep….I read her over at Salon.com. Yesterday, I excoriated a bunch of moonbats….but today- I thought it only fair to applaud one I do like. Of course, I’m using the word ‘like’…in the broadest of terms. In her column, she brings up the Fairness Doctrine…and to my PLEASANT surprise, this is what she says:

 Speaking of talk radio (which I listen to constantly), I remain incredulous that any Democrat who professes liberal values would give a moment’s thought to supporting a return of the Fairness Doctrine to muzzle conservative shows. (My latest manifesto on this subject appeared in my last column.) 

The failure of liberals to master the vibrant medium of talk radio remains puzzling. To reach the radio audience (whether the topic is sports, politics or car repair), a host must have populist instincts and use the robust common voice. Too many Democrats have become arrogant elitists, speaking down in snide, condescending tones toward tradition-minded middle Americans whom they stereotype as rubes and buffoons.

But the bottom line is that government surveillance of the ideological content of talk radio is a shocking first step toward totalitarianism.

BRAVO!

Camille gets it.

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And the Answer STILL…is Global Warming

Posted by redsatellite on February 9, 2009

Most of you who read my post know…that the Global Warming mantra coming from the Main Stream Media is unrelenting, unending, and downright…pertinacious. As a result, I always feel compelled to bring you the most outrageous, most outlandish….most NONSENSICAL reports from around the world…where global warming is the….raison d’etre for literally… and I do mean literallyeverything.

So, you can imagine my delight when I came across this one:

Art under threat from climate change: U.N. experts

Art treasures in tropical nations are under threat from climate change which is likely to speed decay, U.N. experts said Sunday.

“The art world is made of materials that bugs like,” said Jose-Luis Ramirez, head of the U.N. University’s program for biotechnology for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Climate change is a threat because it is going to increase the amount of fungus and bugs in many regions,” he told Reuters of a meeting of experts in Caracas from February 9-12 on new ways to protect art collections.

FUNGUS and BUGS? (If you managed to hold down your coffee without spraying it through your nose, you’re a better person than me.)

Of course…that now begs the question….where in the name of Orkin are they hanging these priceless works of art? In a jungle hut on the Amazon? On the deck of a boat chugging down the Ganges River? Hanging from a Kapok tree in a Malaysian rainforest?

Whatever happened to putting these ‘art treasures’ in a museum where there’s a roof and air conditioning? Since when do you have to hand out bug spray when you visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art?

If you’re shaking your head and rolling your eyes at this point- you’re not alone.

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Global Warming Rages Through Kentucky

Posted by redsatellite on February 2, 2009

Al Gore, that gifted clairvoyant of the environment, may have a tough time selling his schtick in the state of Kentucky.

Utility crews renewed work in subfreezing temperatures Saturday in their effort to put the power back on for nearly a million customers left in the dark by an ice storm that crippled parts of several states this week.

Thousands of people in ice-caked Kentucky awoke in motels and shelters, asked to leave their homes by authorities who said emergency teams in some areas were too strapped to reach everyone in need of food, water and warmth.

Dozens of deaths have been reported and many people are pleading for a faster response to the power outages. About 536,000 homes and businesses across Kentucky were without power, down from more than 600,000 the largest outage in state history, surpassing the damage last year from the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

Doris Hemingway, 78, spent three days bundled in blankets to ward off the cold in her Leitchfield mobile home. News that it could take up to six weeks for power to be restored sent Hemingway and his husband, Bill, into a shelter at a local high school.

“I’d pray awhile and I’d cry awhile,” Doris Hemingway said. “It’s the worst I’ve ever seen.”

Hey… Al lives right next door in Tennessee! I think it’s high time Al Gore drove a Zamboni over to Kentucky and warned them about Global Warming.

Don’t you?

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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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