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The next issue will be posted January 27th.
Last week was all politics, all the time. Hillary and McCain both came back from
the dead in a surprise win in the Iowa caucus. The national spotlight then moved
to South Carolina and the Republican debate. Meanwhile, in the real world, unnoticed
and unreported by the media, Iraqi democracy also came back from the dead.
The one year anniversary of the (now) successful surge went unnoticed. By the way,
we're winning. Saturday, Iraqi lawmakers met a key US benchmark by
passing a law
reinstating thousands of Baathists to government jobs. As
in, rival factions are now working together. Hallelujah.
Anbar Province, origin of the Sunni insurgency, is to be
handed over to Iraqi
control this March. Hallelujah #2. Another sign of
diminishing violence was the news that
returned to Iraq from Syria in the final three months of
2007. Couple this with the fact that
Iraq's oil output rose
again in December, marking a roughly 30% increase
in 2007, and you have proof positive that democracy is taking root in Iraq.
For those who question the cost, a
on Iraq casualties has put the total number at 151,000. All those
lefties who have been spouting "650,000 casualties" have been proven to be useful
idiots, when it was learned that antiwar billionaire George
Soros secretly funded
the 'study' that provided that number.
Speaking of useful idiots: Professors from Columbia University have
decided to visit Iran
in order to apologise in person to Ahmadinejad for
asking him tough questions when he was a guest of Columbia U. I kid you not.
News From The States:
In an excess of white guilt, or possibly preparing for an Obama win, New Jersey
became the first Northern state to officially
apologise for slavery
. They expressed 'profound regret.' Mea culpa. Moving
In California, there is a very real possibility that
utilities may be given the power
to regulate the temperature in your home.
Also in California, a federal judge gave San Francisco the green light to
to help pay for health care for uninsured workers
and residents. The only good news is that a federal
San Francisco's handgun ban. Citizens may now protect themselves
from violent predators (but not from rampaging bureaucrats). Ah, trade-offs.
In Missouri, another federal judge ruled that
to public schools is 'unconstitutional.' I'll give $100
to anyone who can show me where it says that in the constitution.
Meanwhile, in the land of Oz, (Washington, DC), lawmakers
will be receiving a raise
of app. $4,100 a year. This, as credit rating
that the US is at risk of losing its top-notch triple-A
credit rating within a decade unless it curbs out of control spending.
Candidates continue to demonise drug companies and evil 'capitalists', remaining
silent about a major advance that will benefit millions. (Even poster boy Michael
Fox) A company has devised a way to
make embryonic stem cells
without harming embryos. In another unnoticed
major advance by evil drug companies:
A new study
, for the first time, has documented marked improvement in Alzheimer's
disease within minutes of administration of a therapeutic molecule.
The flip side of these medical advances has Singapore planning to
splice human genes with animal cells
and PM Gordon Brown has thrown his
weight behind a move to allow British hospitals to
from dead patients without their explicit consent. Kinda
like China does. Scary stuff.
In Other News:
Adherents of the new religion of global warming have also made some advances. A
Swedish company plans to
harness body heat
generated by thousands of commuters and use it to heat
office buildings. One inventive soul has devised a way to
recycle aunt Sophie
with plans under way to make funerals more 'environmentally
friendly' by burning the dead to warm the living. I kid you not.
'Hillary: The Movie'
be released next week. Unfortunately,
three federal judges
seem to think the movie should be deemed an 'advertisement.'
Speaking of the Clintons, America's first Black president, Boy Clinton, was caught
keying Obama's car
A real class act. This went largely unnoticed by the media, possibly because it's
still verboten to criticise blacks.
Speaking of class acts, former Secretary of State, Madelaine Albright opined that
the Bush presidency was 'one of the worst in history.' This from a woman who danced
and flirted with N. Korea monster Kim Jong Il. Go figure.
Stranger Than Fiction:
A Polish man ran into his wife
as he was visiting a brothel. Bet that would make a great Movie of the Week.
In the 'its not my fault' file: An inmate is
suing a jail
for letting him escape.
sent a letter
requesting a man incarcerated for suspected cannibalism to
be put on a strict vegetarian diet. To keep him from being "involved in any more
senseless killing" while incarcerated. Oh my ....
In keeping with my desire to leave you with a smile on your face, a small German
fired three non-smoking employees
after they demanded a 'smoke-free environment'.
You go, guy!
And that was the week that was.