Culture Watch, Vol. 63|
April 20, 2009
Obama was abroad last week apologizing to all the world leaders he could find.
Mea culpa is now official US policy. All the details in my column
Blame America First
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
More landmark news went virtually unnoticed. The EPA concluded Friday that greenhouse
gases linked to climate change "endanger public health and welfare."
The stage is now set
to regulate air and anything else the government wants, under the banner of global
warming and/or public health.
This, despite a
that shows Antarctic ice is growing, not shrinking. Facts no longer
matter when 'public health' is in danger from global warming. Aaargh!
A US journalist was put on trial in Iran for spying. She was found guilty and sentenced
to eight years
. Obama is 'deeply disappointed'. Period.
Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano released a report warning of the dangers of terrorists and right-wing extremists
Finally, a government agency calling a terrorist by name. Unfortunately, the terrorists
she named were all American. bin Laden and friends rejoice. Returning veterans were
dissed, pro-lifers were demonized and conservatives were all lumped into one group
and labeled extremist. This lady is both nuts and dangerous. Judge Napolitano of
Fox News points out the glaring flaws
in this 'official report'.
If a little-known but influential alliance of state politicians, large retailers,
and tax collectors have their way, the days of tax-free Internet shopping
may be nearly over
Traditional family is now being redefined by the left. With the recent flood of
'gay rights' legislation, marriage will soon be whatever you want it to be. Washington
is the latest state to jump aboard the gay marriage bandwagon. Same-sex domestic
partners would have all the rights and benefits
that Washington state offers
married couples under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Legislature.
New York joined in. Gov. David
Paterson announced plans Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage in New York. He actually compared
the gay rights effort to the fight for the abolition of slavery. Any blacks out
there ticked off??
Planned Parenthood, the country's No. 1 abortion provider,
increased its count of the lethal procedures to 300,000-plus per year and again totaled $1 billion in revenue,
according to its latest annual report.
is becoming quite the rage. With an estimated
500,000 cyropreserved embryos in storage, there soon could be a blizzard of babies
born when someone adopts their embryo.
A former leukemia patient who had his sperm frozen as a teenager has fathered a
baby after doctors successfully thawed his sample
a record 22 years later. The 22-year lapse
between storage in April 1986 and conception in June 2008 is a world record.
A stem-cell repair technique that has already been used to fix hundreds of injured
race horses is to be tested for the first time
in people with damaged Achilles
Feminists are rejoicing: Experts have discovered a South American species that is
and reproduces asexually by cloning the
More intolerance from the ivory tower at UNC as students turned to violence
to keep former congressman Tom Tancredo
from speaking about illegal immigration. Good grief.
Texas Governor Rick Perry
delivered a shot
across the bow at the federal government. He backed a Texas
resolution asserting sovereignty under the 10th amendment saying Texas could secede
from the union, if they chose to. "Federal government has become oppressive in size...
intrusion into lives of citizens - I'm tired of Washington trying to tell us how
to run Texas." Amen.
A poll in Texas shows that 31% of Texans agree with him.
The Obama administration will boycott "with regret"
a U.N. conference on racism next week
over objectionable language in the meeting's final document that could single out
Israel for criticism and restrict free speech. Hey, even a stopped watch is right
twice a day.
Al Sharpton and his group, the National Action Network have been fined
$285,000 by the FEC for violating a host
of election laws during Sharpton's 2004 presidential campaign. Think he'll pay up?
Obama's dog, Bo, has been given a book deal
, just a day after entering the White
House. "Bo America's Commander In Leash", will be released next week. The Obama
kids are sure Bo will do the right thing and donate the proceeds to help keep Dad
Speaking of dogs - check out this amazing video
. A malamute actually calms a fussy baby by
singing. Way cool.
Attention pirate busters: If you need to protect your ship
from a band of swarthy swashbucklers, here are the top 10 weapons to keep the pirates shaking in their speedboats.
Until next week, keep smiling,
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