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My Apology to the USS Cole Victims and Their Families

Posted by redsatellite on February 6, 2009

Liberalism, that well known disease that has infected all of Washington and the new president…has managed to defecate on the memories of those who died on the USS Cole. Pathologically so.

The Pentagon’s senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama’s order to freeze military tribunals there.

The charges against suspected al-Qaida bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri marked the last active Guantanamo war crimes case.

The legal move by Susan J. Crawford, the top legal authority for military trials at Guantanamo, brings all cases into compliance with Obama’s Jan. 22 executive order to halt terrorist court proceedings at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba.


This is why I despise secular progressives and this modern form of liberalism. Let me take this opportunity to apologize to each and every member of the families. I am very sorry, you have to endure liberalism. I know your grief has now been exacerbated by this disease.

The ruling also gives the White House time to review the legal cases of all 245 terror suspects held there and decide whether they should be prosecuted in the U.S. or released to other nations.

Obama was to meet with families of the USS Cole and 9/11 victims at the White House on Friday afternoon and may announce the move.

I hope you unload on him. And shake him to his core.

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My Comfort Food

Posted by redsatellite on January 29, 2009

Each and everyone of us has a comfort food. A ‘guilty pleasure’ we turn to when we’re feeling low. Afterall, humans are a fragile species. In times of trouble, we look for comfort food to LIFT our spirits. We search for that special something to pull us out of our melancholy….our depression…and our day-to-day grind. For many it’s chocolate…for others it’s ice cream. For me? Heck…whenever I’m down- whenever I’m sad…I ALWAYS turn to: Investor’s Business Daily.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks spending more on food stamps and unemployment insurance is more important than tax cuts and infrastructure. Has she ever gotten a job from a poor person?

This economy needs more employees, more employers and more investment — three things you can’t buy with food stamps.

I mean…c’mon! How can you NOT SMILE? After I finish reading an online editorial like this from IBD-I’m transformed. My spirit soars. I’m humming to myself, I’m in a good mood, I’m cheerfully greeting my fellow man….heck, I’m chuckling at anything and everything.

You can help a man buy a fish or you can help him buy a fishing boat. Unfortunately, Nancy Pelosi can’t grasp the difference and what is best for economic recovery.

I’m having a GREAT DAY!

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Hotel California: Have You Checked Out Yet?

Posted by redsatellite on January 13, 2009

Over the last year and a half, I’ve offered up a few of my reasons for leaving California. Although TOO NUMEROUS to mention, there were several that stood out. Hmmm…it looks like, I’m not alone.

Go East, young man? Californians look for the exit

Mike Reilly spent his lifetime chasing the California dream. This year he’s going to look for it in Colorado. With a house purchase near Denver in the works, the 38-year-old engineering contractor plans to move his family 1,200 miles away from his home state’s lemon groves, sunshine and beaches.

For him, years of rising taxes, dead-end schools, unchecked illegal immigration and clogged traffic have robbed the Golden State of its allure.

The clogged traffic? Um….only because 4 or 5 MILLION illegal immigrants walk the streets. Heck…the sidestreets are worse than the freeways.

The number of people leaving California for another state outstripped the number moving in from another state during the year ending on July 1, 2008. California lost a net total of 144,000 people during that period — more than any other state, according to census estimates. That is about equal to the population of Syracuse, N.Y.

The state with the next-highest net loss through migration between states was New York, which lost just over 126,000 residents.

Wasn’t I just mentioning New York? Uh….by George Stephanopoulos…I certainly was!

Why are so many looking for an exit?

Among other things: California’s unemployment rate hit 8.4 percent in November, the third-highest in the nation, and it is expected to get worse. A record 236,000 foreclosures are projected for 2008, more than the prior nine years combined, according to research firm MDA DataQuick. Personal income was about flat last year.

With state government facing a $41.6 billion budget hole over 18 months, residents are bracing for higher taxes, cuts in education and postponed tax rebates.

You can’t say, I didn’t warn you. I’ve blogged about this debacle, ’til I’m blue in the face. And let’s put it this way…(and in my best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice)I’ll NOT be back.

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Merry Christmas

Posted by redsatellite on December 25, 2008

I am truly blessed to live in the United States…blessed to have those I love with me…close to me. I hope today finds you enjoying your family and friends. God bless our military for keeping our freedom secure.

And God bless you and your family.


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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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Back From Vacation

Posted by redsatellite on November 6, 2008

Gee….did anything happen while I was gone?…nah…I didn’t think so.

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Moon Over Miami

Posted by redsatellite on May 13, 2008

Ahhh…time for a much needed VACATION. And it looks like South Beach…Miami will be the cure. Miami is one of those cities that I’ve been: near, through, over, and bybut never IN. Until today! Four hours from my house…and a temperature to my liking. HOT.  Bee-you-tee-full beaches, babes, and beer. If I blog…it will be a miracle.

With apologies to my 3rd Grade English teacher…..

Ain’t life grand?

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B2 Bummer

Posted by redsatellite on February 24, 2008

A B2 Bomber has crashed….in Guam.

A B-2 stealth bomber plunged to the ground shortly after taking off from an air base in Guam on Saturday, the first time one crashed, but both pilots ejected safely, Air Force officials said.The aircraft was taking off with three others on their last flight out of Guam after a four-month deployment, part of a continuous U.S. bomber presence in the western Pacific. After the crash, the other three bombers were being kept on Guam, said Maj. Eric Hilliard at Hickham Air Force Base in Hawaii.

A board of officers will investigate what caused the aircraft to crash at 10:30 a.m., shortly after taking off from a runway. It was the first crash of a B-2 bomber, said Capt. Sheila Johnston, a spokeswoman for Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.All 21 stealth bombers are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, but the Air Force has been rotating several of them through Guam since 2004, along with B-1 and B-52 bombers.

I worked on the B2 Bomber program from 1985 to 1988…and then again from 1991 to 1999. So hearing this….came as a big shock. The B2 bomber is one VERY sophisticated airplane…so don’t be surprised- if the cause of the crash rests with the avionics or the onboard bank of computers.

I’ve sat in that cockpit….and stared at all those digital instruments. Call it…… a hunch.

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In Memoriam: Mary Ronan Essig 10/9/17 to 12/3/07

Posted by Mark on December 5, 2007

My Mother-in-Law went to be with her beloved husband around 8:30 AM Monday morning. A tough time for us, but a good time for her. She will be missed.

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She is survived by 8 children, 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. I’ll miss the conversations we had about politics, what a die-hard Democrat she claimed to be, but how that was trumped by her commitment to right-to-life, up to and including voting for a Republican, George W. twice. Not sure she would have confessed to that had her beloved husband been alive. He was as committed a Republican as she was a Democrat. He would have never let her live it down…

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