Last week, the U.S. saw a 'phenomenal' drop in violence in Iraq. Not one to let
reality interfere with a political agenda, Rep. John Murtha on Tuesday dismissed
the progress in Iraq and vowed to tighten the purse strings until President Bush
accepts a pullout plan.
Harry Reid decided to keep the Senate is session in order to keep Bush from making
any recess appointments. Two days before Thanksgiving, the Senate had a 22-second
session. Would that they could all be so short.
Gallup's latest poll finds only one in five Americans approving of the job Congress
is doing, the lowest ranking since 1974.
Meanwhile, across the pond: France endured a week of chaos as transportation unions
went on strike to protest pension reforms. President Sarkozy ignored them, the public
got fed up, and the strike fizzled. Alors. I'm back to eating french fries.
The U.S. has lost a key ally. Australian Prime Minister John Howard lost his bid
for a 5th term. Opposition leader Kevin Rudd scored a decisive victory and promptly
announced the withdrawal of Australian forces from Iraq and said Australia will
be signing the Kyoto treaty.
Fort Collins was successful in its efforts to ban Christmas. It will now become
a winter holiday, without red or green lights. Since this offends me, do you think
I can get city officials to change their policy? And speaking of winter holidays,
Human Rights Campaign is calling for homosexuals to boycott Wal-Mart in favor of
Target. OK by me.
Useful idiots are on the increase as a new poll showed that two-thirds of Americans
believe the federal government had advance warnings about 9-11 but chose to ignore
San Francisco has started enforcing its outdoor smoking ban, issuing the first $100
ticket in the two years the ban has been in effect. Oh, and the City By The Sea
is also considering banning fireplaces. Meanwhile, a high school student in Kansas
City was suspended for 10 days for merely talking about nooses.
109,263: That's the number of errors uncovered in proposed math textbooks that are
under review by the Texas State Board of Education for distribution to schools in
the fall of 08.
From The 'Gender Optional' Files:
Michael was born a man. Michael transgendered himself into a woman, Michelle. Then,
three months ago, he became Michael again - with the financial aid and spiritual
encouragement of Calvary Chapel in Fort Lauderdale. I'm wondering which part he/she
Our Courts At Work:
After a hiatus of 68 years, the Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the meaning
of the Second Amendment. For those that attend government schools, this is the hotly
contested part of the Constitution that guarantees a right to keep and bear arms.
As in, guns.
A federal judge has ruled that the 'Flying Imans' lawsuit may proceed. The lawsuit
was brought by six Muslim men who were arrested after passengers reported they were
acting suspiciously. They were.
Five immigrants have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a requirement that workers
speak English on the job.
In Other News:
President Bush and Laura gave a ringing endorsement to Hillary, saying in an interview
that she could handle the immense challenges of the presidency better than any other
Democrat. To me and other conservatives, this is baffling. Do you suppose Hillary
has George's FBI file?
The good news is: The antiwar, anti-America film 'Redacted' bombed big time. It
took in a mere $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters. Meanwhile, the fairy-tale
romance movie 'Enchanted' debuted as No. 1 over the Thanksgiving weekend, taking
in $50 million bucks. I'm smiling.
The climate alarmists from all over the world who headed to Bali to talk about the
sacrifices regular folks have to make to save the planet from global warming got
some devastating news. The airport was not big enough for all their private jets.
I'm not making this stuff up.
Sen. John Kerry has decided to take T. Boone Picken's million dollar challenge.
Pickens offered $1M to anyone who could prove the Swift Boat Vets had lied. Kerry,
four years too late, claims he can prove just that. We're still waiting. Yawn.
Speaking of Kerry. A British man was rushed to the hospital after his monster yawn
locked his jaw, blocking his ability to breath or swallow.
Good News For Sen. Craig:
The World Toilet Association kicked off its inaugural conference Thursday, hoping
to spark a sanitation revolution that will save lives through better hygiene and
break taboos about what happens behind closed bathroom doors.
And that was the week that was.