Culture Watch, Vol. 5|
March 9, 2008
Unless you scanned the news very carefully last week, you were apt to miss some
pretty astonishing news that slipped in under the radar. For instance:
Did You Know:
As patriotic Americans actively boycotted Hugo Chavezs' Citgo oil, the
House was busy raising the price of gasoline while keeping in place a six percent tax break for Venezuela Dictator Hugo Chavez. This tax break is not available to
oil companies like Exxon, Chevron, etc.
Also under the radar: In Gaza, thousands of joyous Palestinians filled the streets
celebrating a terror attack at a Jerusalem rabbinical seminary in which eight people
were slaughtered. Meanwhile, the UN Human Rights Council condemned Israel's 'offensive'
in Gaza. (For those that graduated government schools, 'offensive' means Israel's
response to rockets fired into their seminaries). The UN claims Israel's response
inflicts 'collective punishment' on poor Palestinians, who, by the way, used babies
on rooftops to keep Israel from targeting them.
Terrorists are still being depicted as victims and appeasement seems to be the order
of the day. YouTube has bowed to Muslim sensitivities and promised to remove from
their site any content that Islamists deem "highly provocative and blasphemous".
Like cartoons, or any one objecting to their barbaric ways. Or anything that portrays Israel in a positive light.
Meanwhile, the FBI believes its agents aren't sensitive enough to Muslims and their
culture, so the bureau has extended its "Islamic cultural enrichment training program",
which I personally think should be renamed 'Butt Kissing 101'. But that's just me.
The crackdown on acknowledging the true nature of Islamic fascism continues as three
Islamic leaders in Egypt called on their friend, the UN, to adopt a resolution banning
all expressions that insult or offend religions. (Except Christianity) Think it
will pass? Me too.
Terrorists are winning the PR battle, but America and its allies are winning the
war in Iraq. Gen. Odierno says Iraq is approaching the point where no single incident
or chain of events will be able to reverse the positive trends we've made in the
last 15 months. Translation: We're winning.
Global Warming Update:
The media silence was defeaning as the Heartland Institute held a climate conference
in New York aimed at dispelling the media myth that there is a consensus on global
warming. Some of the news that went unreported:
* New derivation of equations governing the greenhouse effect reveals 'runaway warming'
is impossible and gives far more accurate climate predictions
here on Earth, and on Mars.
* Famed hurricane forecastor William Gray, previously a staunch of Kyoto, criticized current climate models and predicted global cooling in ten years.
Meanwhile, Neal Boortz posted a news item from 2007 showing NOAA's prediction of
unusually warm winter for 2008. That was a big oops, as 2008 turned out to be
the coldest winter in 88 years. GIGO.
And lest I forget, the bureacratic efforts to halt supposed global warming are having
disastrous effects. The rush towards biofuels is threatening world food production.
This means billions of poor people are at risk of starving. Courtesy eco-wackos,
Democrats and useful idiots. Oh, and lets not forget, the new lightbulbs mandated
by law apparently pose a mercury risk.
The good news is, Competitive Enterprise Institute is starting an ad campaign showing
that Father Earth, Algore's, opulent lifestyle and his virtuous pleas to save the
planet just don't mesh
From the 'fake but accurate' files: A new author admits her acclaimed gang memoir
is a fantasy. Though totally fabricated, she swears it represents the real truth.
It's not her fault, however. Her book is the natural outcome as more and more people are encouraged
to define their own truth. The left calls this 'empowerment'.
New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin, declares that he is a 'vagina friendly' mayor as he
welcomes "V-Day" founder, Eve Ensler, (of Vagina Monologue fame) to New Orleans.
YouTube is in the news again as they broadcasted a three minute video showing the
gang rape of a young mother. Just in time, the Supreme Court has indicated it may reopen
for the first time in 30 years, the debate over what qualifies as 'indecent'.
A Catholic hospital now has to allow transgender surgey after being sued. Moonbats
in two Vermont towns voted to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney. Fans of soap
'As The World Turns' have launched a campaign demanding that two gay characters
kiss more often. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, Dutch police want to follow Amsterdam's
example and allow sex in public parks. Sex will be OK but you better not let your
dog off leash or you'll be cited.
Lastly, just so you don't accidently offend anyone, here's what GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network),
Out & Equal Workplace Project, and Peel suggest you never say to your gay and/or
transgendered coworkers. Remember, they have feelings.
I have more news, but this is getting depressing. Despite the gains made by the
PC crowd, keep in mind, the vast majority of Americans are still God-fearing, hard
working, moral people. Our voices are starting to pierce the media bubble, thanks
to Fox News, the Internet and talk radio. We will prevail. This, I know.
In the meantime, take a gander at this lovely commercial.
(Courtesy, Neal Boortz) It helped restore my perspective and
just made me feel good.
Till next Monday, keep smiling.
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