Last week saw the culmination of the UN global-warming conference in Bali. As the
nation experienced unusually brutal winter storms, forcing some 500,000 to flee
their homes due to lack of electricity, the busy-bodies in Bali finally ‘agreed
to agree’ on an agreement in 2009. Despite the media whitewash, some dissenters
from the global warming mantra were able to have their voices heard. Namely, the
Pope, who condemned climate scaremongers, warning them that any solutions to global
warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology.
Bureaucrats and politicos urged an adoption of a tax that would represent “a global
burden sharing system, legally binding to all nations”, and Australia urged a $5,000
‘baby-tax- on families (to offset their carbon footprints). Meanwhile, a group of
dissenting scientists was able to chime in, urging the world to “have the courage
to do nothing” in response to UN demands. As all this was unfolding, a blockbuster
report, published in a prestigious scientific journal, insisted that the evidence
shows that climate warming is both natural and unstoppable. Don’t they know the
case is closed? AlGore said so...
A recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation concluded that biofuels
“offer a cure [for oil dependence] that is worse than the disease.” Requirements
that we use more ethanol
are causing food prices to skyrocket. TANSTAAFL. Donkey prices are at a record high
in Gaza, after Israel cut imports of fuel supplies.
Iraqi oil production now exceeds prewar levels. A growing number of people
think the U.S. is making progress in Iraq and a Gallup poll finds Bush approval
ratings up, at 37%, as favorability ratings for congress remain in the dumps, at
Bad news for racial huckster, Al Sharpton. FBI agents swooped down on 10 of
his friends looking for financial documents since 2001. Seems Rev Al got caught
on a hidden FBI camera speaking a little too candidly. My bet is Al will skate once
again, because of the color of his skin. New poll shows the three main minorities
in the U.S. - blacks, Hispanics and Asians - have little trust for each other and
hold prejudiced views of different ethnic origins. Thank-you, Rev Al.
Fourth-ranked broadcaster, NBC, has quietly begun reimbursing advertisers
an average of $500k each for failing to reach guaranteed ratings levels. NBC refused
last week to run a patriotic ad thanking our troops for their service. NBC called
the ad ‘too political’, but was forced to back down and run the ad after a huge
backlash, which included Newt Gingrich calling for a boycott of NBC. Stockholders
continue to take a beating as networks continue to place ideology over the bottom
The House on Thursday approved an intelligence bill that bans the CIA from
using water boarding and other harsh interrogation methods. Fortunately, the GOP
blocked this absurd bill in the Senate. Speaking of GOP: Republicans maintained
control of both congressional seats that were up for grabs in Ohio and Virginia.
In other news, an effort to reign in farm subsidies (with payments going to the
largest farms, and 8 legislators) failed in the Senate. The $288 billion farm bill
is now steam rolling to passage.
Speaking of steamrollers: The Clinton Money Machine continued to rake in questionable
cash. Appears the Clinton library has raised more than 10% of its $165 million cost
from foreign sources, with the most generous donations coming from Saudi Arabia.
Spanish TV aired a hidden-camera expose on Spain’s abortion industry, showing a
live abortion on TV for the first time in history.
Stranger Than Fiction:
South Korean scientists have cloned cats that glow in the dark.
French Producer Phillippe Rebboah has asked Britney Spears to play the virgin
Mary in a Film of the nativity story.
Japanese scientists have used genetic engineering to create mice that show
no fear of felines.
The wreckage of a ship abandoned by Captain Kidd in the 17th century has been
And last, but not least: good news for secular progressives. A firm called ‘CheatNeutral’
offers a way to offset infidelity by funding someone else to be faithful and NOT
cheat. Only in America..
And that was the week that was.