One of the freshest voices in commentary will bring her powers of persuasion to the television airwaves Wednesday morning.
WND columnist Chrissy Satterfield will make a guest appearance in the 7 a.m. hour, Eastern time, on "Fox & Friends," joining a discussion panel that regularly tackles compelling topics. Recent examples include debates on how President Obama's oil-drilling moratorium is impacting rising unemployment and why stimulus money is being directed to stock health food in grocery stores.
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Lacing her strong conclusions with barbed wit, Satterfield's commentary usually leaves readers either singing her praises or seething with fury – and nothing in between. Holding two pageant titles and the runner-up to Miss San Diego 2007, Satterfield is also a singer-songwriter who opened a Major League baseball game in San Diego last year with the national anthem.
In 2005, Satterfield was the youngest recipient of Soroptomist's "Making a Difference for Women" award. Fitted with an internal defibrillator, she suffers from a potentially fatal, often-misdiagnosed heart condition and lost several childhood friends to heart illnesses. In 2003, Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her wish to alert as many people as possible about the risks of undetected heart conditions in children. The then-18-year-old did a media tour of California broadcast news outlets. She's also teamed with major nonprofits to help fund and install external automatic defibrillators in California schools.
Saying her belief in God and country has shaped her views but has not clouded her judgment, the 25-year-old's most recent achievement is becoming the latest opinion voice at WorldNetDaily.com. She's the only conservative writer at VoiceXChange blog.
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Always topical, Satterfield's columns land with all the subtlety of a brass-knuckled blow to the nose. Some examples:
- On illegal immigration: "Bottom line, anyone living in the United States illegally should be deported. It's not a race thing, it's a criminal thing. Arizona has decided to take action against a heinous crime that is raping our nation of its right to flourish safely. Do I think all illegal immigrants are criminals? Yes! To a certain extent, they all are criminals, hence the 'illegal' part. But do I think all illegal immigrants are dangerous criminals? Of course not. For the most part, I believe that some just want a better life. But does that mean taking advantage of the country that is providing that life?"
- On boycotts of Arizona over its border enforcement: "First off Sacramento, NOBODY ASKED YOU! Do you honestly believe the rest of the country cares about your opinion? California is the Cousin Oliver of the U.S. Yet you held a meeting and decided 6-1 to boycott Arizona. In case you forgot, you don't have money to spend there anyway. I'm sure they won't miss your business. Shouldn't your time be spent on Sacramento issues? Heaven knows you have plenty of them. Or are you so consumed with arrogance that you think your city is without problems. You can't take two steps in that town without being harassed by a bum for a 'coffee with two sugars and a bagel sandwich.' And they actually complain if you get their order wrong. I guess they never heard the phrase 'beggars can't be choosers.' Bottom line Sacramento, your homeless population outnumbers Starbucks 10-1. So get yourself together before you point fingers at anyone."
- On an alleged honor-killing case: "(Faleh) Almaleki ran his daughter over with his car killing her, and injuring another girl in the process. Then, he fled the scene. He pled not guilty to the charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, and two counts of fleeing the scene. Wait, it gets crazier. Though he pled not guilty prosecutors say, 'Almaleki has admitted killing his daughter because she disgraced the family by not following traditional Iraqi or Muslim values.' How does Almaleki's attorney sleep at night?"
- On militant atheist activism and the blowback it generates: "It was reported June 29th that a billboard sign sponsored by an atheist organization had been vandalized. The ad reads, 'One Nation Indivisible.' It seems someone didn't think the sign was an accurate depiction of our Pledge of Allegiance so the vandals inserted 'Under God' with spray paint and I couldn't be more relieved. … I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the man or woman responsible for this vandalism. I appreciate the action you took. Thank you for reminding me that I'm not alone."
- On the Gulf oil leak and celebrity finger-wagging: "McCartney is trying to link that disaster to climate change, which is completely absurd. Climate change did not cause the oil rig to explode, and it's not causing the oil to spill profusely into the ocean. The spill is not related to the millions of cars on the highway and is not a reflection of how many toilet-paper squares I use daily. It was a HUGE accident. Someone somewhere didn't do his job. It just so happens that this 'someone' is an entire corporation."
- On the Gulf oil leak and Obama’s inaction: "Obama can jet over to San Francisco on the whim of one of California's most toxic senators, Barbara Boxer, but can't find the time to hang out in Louisiana or pay homage to some of the bravest soldiers this country has ever seen. I believe this vacation is the final nail in the liberal coffin. It is his second vacay since the oil spill. What a guy! Glad to see he's taking some time off; he shouldn't have to work so hard at his age. Wasn't his strength supposed to be his youth? He takes more breaks than rush-hour traffic."
- On the culture sexually exploiting children: "As if 'Toddlers and Tiaras' weren't bad enough, a video of a children's dance team bumping and grinding has gone viral. Parents of young children, heed my warning. Teaching your children to be sexy is inappropriate and will cause severe problems for them and you down the road. … I wasn't shocked to hear that Whoopi Goldberg stands behind the performance of these young girls. Besides her raging liberalism, this is another reason Whoopi shouldn't have contact with children. She compared the dance to a similar routine in the animated movie 'Alvin and the Chipmunks.' Isn't she insightful? Let me tell you, the minute you start taking moral cues from cartoon animals it's time to drop an Acme anvil on top of your head."