Matt Shepard Goes To Tehran...
Culture Watch, Vol. 64|
April 27, 2009
As the 100 day mark approaches on Obama's Presidency, media adoration is reaching
fever pitch. The One graces the cover of Time for the thirteenth time and the majority
of the leftist media are following the White House talking points that conclude
that this man is indeed a miracle. Case closed.
Just in case we missed the point, this lovely painting will be appearing
in NYC Union Station on the eagerly awaited day 100. That's Wednesday, for those
of you who have actual lives. And yes, that's actually a crown of thorns on Obama's
noble brow. BTW: Am I the only one offended by the symbolism?
The above picture is just one of the many things that offend me about the media
portrayal of King Obama. Call me a prude, but I really don't care to see Obama's Rippling Pecs
on the cover of Washingtonian Magazine.
I know, I know - He Won.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, the Obama administration decided to follow up
the release of the CIA torture memos with 2,000 photos
of supposed prisoner abuse. Congress followed
up with calls for prosecution of the Bush officials
that were responsible
for this supposed 'torture'. House Speaker Pelosi, though thoroughly briefed on
the issue in 2002, took to the microphones denying it. Yes, Dorothy, she actually
lied. Gasp. She wasn't alone, as last week saw several public whoppers. Details
in Lies and Liars
A fund-raising letter has revealed
one of the leading figures calling for all this
America bashing and airing of dirty laundry is none other than billionaire and leftist
financier George Soros. Moveon.org is going to have to change their name as they
salivate at the chance to go back to the past to dredge up anything that will tar
America and/or George Bush.
Nazis dig up mass grave of U.S. soldiers
I'm claiming writer's perogative in order to insert a little context. A new photo has been unearthed
showing Nazis digging up the
graves of American soldiers that were used as slaves (can I say that?) during WWII.
Golly, I hope they weren't tortured!
Despite this, Obama remains unscathed and is portrayed as being above the fray.
These guys are good...
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $100 billion U.S. loan
to the International Monetary Fund
to boost the IMF's resources. The IMF then proceeded to double the borrowing limits
of the poorest countries on
Thursday, after the World Bank warned that the global economic crisis could push
nearly 50 million people further into poverty this year. Hey, isn't making loans
to people who couldn't afford them what got us into trouble in the first place?
Meanwhile, the world's intelligence agencies are quietly acknowledging that N Korea
has become a
full fledged nuclear power
with the capability to wipe out entire cities
in Japan and South Korea. Do you think Obama's charm and dialogue will make them
behave? I don't either. But, hey, he won.
Obama convened his first cabinet meeting and sternly ordered his department chiefs
to cut a combined $100 million
from their budgets. He then took to the airwaves
to legitimize his self anointed role as a fiscal conservative and a guy willing
to listen to the people's call to cut government spending. As always, there's one
little catch. The proposed $100 million
cut represents 1/35,000th of his proposed
spending, proving once again, that it is possible to fool most of the people most of the time. This guy is really good...
As Obama deals with all the crises that seem to pop up right on time, the Democratic
Congress decided to ignore any Republican input on the sweeping new health care
legislation currently under consideration. Changing the rules in mid-stream, the
Dems have opted to adopt a process called reconciliation
to fast track health
Sounds good, doesn't it. Let's all just reconcile. As always, the reality means
something else. Reconciliation means Congress will only need Democrat votes in order
to pass this landmark legislation. No Republican votes are needed. Translation:
the 62 million folks that didn't vote for Obama have absolutely no representation
or say in our current government.
Disney blasted over first animated black princess
The arrival of a black First Lady
in the White House might have been greeted with celebration around the world, but
the similarly historic debut of Walt Disney’s first black princess has not been
received so warmly. The thoroughly discredited race card hasn't stopped charges of racism being tossed at Disney.
Speaking of racism, in Alabama, several
Confederate flags placed on the graves
of Civil War soldiers got pulled up by a black Auburn city councilman, who called
them symbols of racism and hatred. I guess tolerance extends
only so far.
The virulently anti-American book that Chavez publicly gave to
Obama last week has been identified on the syllabi of at least 20 U.S. colleges
and universities since 2003, and it's been taught for decades on American campuses.
for sons in traditional Chinese families has led to a vast gender disparity in China:
A study has found that there are currently 32 million more boys than girls under the age of 20.
Lisa and Stan Musil
IDIOTS OF THE WEEK AWARD:
This weeks award goes to this lovely couple who have found an ingenious way to atone
for their guilt in an increasingly secular society.
Stan Musil has
signed papers to symbolically adopt
and give his last name to his wife's
two aborted children. Stan Musil
said he filed the posthumous "adoption" as a way to support his wife, Lisa, and
help her heal from the pain of having those abortions.
"It’s been a desire of mine
to establish a memorial where post-abortive women can go to have the names of their
aborted children engraved to honor their remembrance," Lisa said.
Hopefully, I'll have better news for you next week. Till then try to keep smiling,
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