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The Week: Jan.26 to Feb. 3, 2008|
February 3, 2008
For those of you who may have been in a coma last week,
here are the highlights from the all consuming world of power politics. If you’re
as tired of politics as I am, feel free to scroll down to the good stuff.
The week started with Ted Kennedy
dumping on Bill and Hill as he publicly endorsed Obama. This was followed
by the National Organization of Women
dumping on Teddy, saying “He’s joined the list of progressive white men
who can’t or won’t handle the prospect of a woman president who is Hillary Clinton.”
Meanwhile, John Edwards dropped out of the race, holding off endorsing Hillary or
Obama, most likely waiting to be promised the VP slot. Obama has come closest, offering
him the post Attorney General. Good grief.
Obama has picked up steam despite (or because of) the fact that National Journal
ranked him as the most liberal
senator of 2007. Oh, Obama also announced he would
hold a summit with Muslims in order to repair America’s image
in the world. This, as Islamic barbarians
used two retarded women as suicide bombers.
The week’s news was consumed with Bill Clinton. It worked. Bill got more coverage
than any of the Republican candidates. Oh, during the voting in the Florida Primary,
a precinct in Broward County
reported 110% voter turnout. Media silence ensued.
While the eyes of America were focused on political shenanigans, bureaucrats across
the land made substantial gains in extending their power, at the expense of the
Bureaucrats At Work:
legislators introduced a bill that would make it illegal for restaurants
to serve obese people. In Minneapolis, the vital question of
banning elephant rides consumed the city. The City Council is getting ready
to vote. Stay tuned.
In San Carlos, a man who reduced his waste to next to nothing, out of concern for
now faces a lawsuit from the city for canceling his trash service. And taking
the cake: A Florida city decided to
make gender ‘optional’ by banning discrimination based on “the inner sense
of being a specific gender…with or without the individual’s designated sex at birth.”
As we are in the process of winning the war in Iraq, Berkeley
city council told Marines that “they are not welcome in the city” and if
they stay, they do so as “unwelcome and uninvited intruders.” At least one patriot
stood up: Sen. Jim DeMint (R.SC) said Berkeley
no longer deserves federal money. My hero.
Hey, it could be worse. Across the pond in Britain,
a debate is under way to give government money to surrogate mothers so they
can have children for gays. Also in Britain, two public parks have been outfitted
with speaking cameras that will
boom out a warning at the first sign of any ‘anti-social behavior’.
Global Warming Update:
UN reports that the crisis of global warming could cost the world up to
$2 trillion buck over two decades, for cleaner energy sources. Finally, the real
agenda is emerging.
This was followed up by Father Earth, AlGore, who is now claiming a
‘scriptural mandate’ on environmental issues. Now that God has been removed
from the public square, the lefties are trying to use global warming as the new
religion. Forget tithing, just buy carbon credits. Helping spread the message: Over
1,500 colleges are now holding green ‘teach-ins’.
Totally ignored was a
new Senate report debunking the myth that global warming is causing polar
bears to become extinct. It appears that the polar bear population is actually increasing.
On a personal note: For those who have seen that picture of a poor polar bear apparently
stranded on a melting ice floe, keep in mind, polar bears can swim up to 60 miles
at a time. And glaciers have been melting for thousands of years.
In a case that could end up before the Supreme Court, a
judge has ruled that gay ‘exposure’ is OK for kindergartners, even if their
parents object. The risky gay lifestyle is apparently OK for kids, but God forbid
they should be remotely exposed to guns. That’s what another government school decided
as a student was disciplined
for bring to school a pen emblazoned with the Glock logo.
San Jose State University (California, where else?) has decided to
suspend all campus blood drives. The reason? It seems the FDA bars homosexuals
from donating blood and the university thinks that’s just plain unfair to gays.
What is it with universities and sex? William and Mary College has given the students
the OK to hold
a sex worker’s ‘art show’ on campus. Let’s see, anything to do with sex
is OK, but hosting a conservative speaker? Verboten. A
‘prestigious’ prep school made such a fuss about having Karl Rove as a commencement
speaker that Rove finally cancelled.
If you think I’m joking about our universities obsession with sex over learning,
all you have to do is read this
brand new journal from UNC. It’s called The Journal of Genetic Rationalization
and it claims that everything from over-spending to tardiness, to Christianity to
inter-racial dating can be traced to ‘genes’. Whew, that means it’s not my fault.
This is what passes for scientific inquiry in colleges these days.
In a fascinating breakthrough that is sending shivers of delight down the spines
British scientists have discovered how to turn a woman’s bone marrow into
sperm. This could make men moot.
In another breakthrough, scientists have discovered a way to
reverse loss of memory. They’ve also discovered that a genetic mutation
that took place 6-10,000 years ago is the cause of the eye color blue. Meaning all
have a single, common ancestor.
Lesser advances include the creation of a
‘tear-free’ onion and the discovery of a
strange creature that is totally immune to pain. This could have fascinating
ramifications for pain management. I hope they finish their studies quickly, just
in case Hillary gets elected. Speaking of Hillary, another medical advance has found
that cow poo helps
reduce the chances of developing lung cancer. Really.
In keeping with my desire to leave you with a smile on your face:
A mini-van full of illegals rear-ended
a Homeland Security vehicle on I-10. Talk about a bad hair day…And from the
‘waxy, yellow, build-up’ files: a youngster who had been partially deaf for 10 years
suddenly regained his
hearing when a thick piece of cotton popped out of his ear. He can hear
And that was the week that was.