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Liberals scored some significant victories last week. Victories that have the potential
to radically change our culture from 'traditional' to 'new world order.' Leading
the news was Britain.
Also in Britain: The UK has OK'd the payment of welfare benefits to 'multiple wives'
formally recognizing polygamy
, further undermining and
Redefining The Family:
In the good ole USA, a New York
court has ruled
that the state must 'validate' Canadian homosexual marriages.
Now, same-sex marriage is recognized as legal in New York. Lovely
A Maryland judge
that it's OK to teach students that homosexuality is innate. Also
allowed under his ruling: it is now permissible to teach students how to use condoms
during anal and oral sex - even if their parents disagree. (I thought boy Clinton
settled the fact that oral sex wasn't sex. Hmmm) This, in the face of a
that showed the sexually transmitted virus, HPV, causes more oral
cancer in men.
Not stopping with the family, the left is also intent on redefining gender. As in,
making it optional. This was the case when a
2nd grade boy
decided to dress as a girl and be addressed as a girl. School
officials in Colorado are scrambling to comply with his request. The left calls
this 'empowerment.' I call it dangerous.
There IS some good news: Only months after a new state law in California banned
the use of the words 'mom' and 'dad,' a
move is underway
that could result in 600,000 students leaving government
schools. Apparently they resent what has been described as the 'repudiation' of
2,000 years of Christian morality.
A mother had the audacity
to have her son
hold up a sign
across the street from his school that read: "I was rude
to my teacher. I can't come to school. I'm sorry." Re-instituting the concept of
shame as a deterrent. What a novel idea. You go, Mom!
More Americans are taking a stand against progressive ideals, as evidenced by a
citizen initiative to
ban gay marriage
that qualified on Florida's November ballot. This initiative
was the only one, out of 50 initiatives, that qualified. The people are speaking.
Is anyone listening?
Though this news is overlooked by the old media, there are growing signs that average
Americans (us guys in flyover country) are not taking the progressive onslaught
sitting down. A possible indicator of this is the fact that both Bush and Congress
have fallen to
historic low approval
ratings. Both have dropped 4 percentage points since
January. Just so.
Life And Death:
Last week, I reported on some of the advances being made by scientists that have
the potential to turn the culture upside down. Such as the fact that a way has been
make sperm from a woman's bone marrow
. This would make men moot. (This news
sent shivers of delight down the spines of feminists.)
Now, scientists in the UK have discovered how to
make an embryo
parents. Feminists had a national orgasm.
(Or a reasonable facsimile thereof) Speaking of embryos:
aborted babies in the UK
were reported to have been able to breath on their
own after being aborted. About half were alive for an hour, with one surviving for
10 hours. I don't understand how the left can focus so much attention on peoples
'feelings' yet let little babies born alive die a horrible death. Is it just me??
Possibly the largest danger to our culture is:
Global Warming Madness:
The left scored significant victories last week. They were able to
enlist some religious orders
to embrace global warming as a religion, based
on the fact that they both have a "moral" component. As God is pushed out of the
public square, global warming is advancing as the new religion of the left. So much
news on this topic that I decided to make it the subject of my weekly column. Check
out The Enviros Are Winning
You'll all be glad to know that our tax dollars are now being used to sponsor 'dialogue'
with Islamic sympathizers. Thank a
grant from Homeland Security
and the wackos at Tufts University.
Speaking of wackos, the feminists at Duke got the
university to host
a performance featuring strippers and burlesque dancers.
Not only does Duke not teach the basics, like Western Civilization, they seem totally
unable to even learn from their mistakes. Duke LaCrosse, anyone? So hard to figure
out what feminists want. First they ruin three guys lives because they hired strippers,
then they go and hire their own strippers. This is the brain of a feminist.
Bureaucrats At Work:
The Berkeley City Council
voted to tell marines
that they are no longer welcome in Berkeley. The Council
changed its tune only after two congressmen
introduced a bill
to deny them federal funding.
The City of LA spent $25,000 tax dollars
to escort pop tart, Britney Spears, to the bin. The nation remains riveted.
BTW: Britney left on her own after a few days. Think the city will bill her?
Bureaucrats have been busy instituting
several stealth taxes
on cell phones. Did you know that cell phones are
now taxed as much or more than either cigarettes or booze?
From the 'useful idiot' files: A new study has found that a full
25% of Brits
think Churchill was a myth and that Sherlock Holmes was real.
The same phenomenon seems to be working with the global warming crowd. It's not
stupidity, I think it's more the influence of government schools, AlGore, progressives
and a culture that places more importance on feelings over facts. A perfect example:
Last week, pollster Frank Luntz, on Hannity and Colmes, asked the poll group who
would vote for Obama. The majority of the group raised their hands. Next question:
What has he done? The silence was deafening.
After all this, I'm hard pressed to find a way to leave you with a smile on your
face. I'm afraid this week, I'm succumbing to cynicism, so I leave you with this
A female shark, imprisoned in a tank away from any males,
spontaneously gave birth
, apparently a virgin birth. Feminists, again, were
ecstatic at the possibility of procreating without a man. I don't think it's quite
sunk in that taking advantage of this phenomenan would require virgins. Hellooo.
Apropos of nothing: A warning to pot smokers.
Researchers have found
out that regular cannibus use will cause gums to
recede and teeth to fall out. This qualifies as either divine justice or an explanation
for why libs don't smile.
Keep fighting the good fight. And keep in mind, there is still a lot of good news
out there. Till next week,
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