Culture Watch, Vol. 67|
May 18, 2009
As the government continues its massive spending spree, the nation's attention is
diverted by a 'he said, she said' battle of words between Speaker Pelosi and the
CIA. Pelosi was caught in an outright lie, but like her fellow Democrats, she will
never admit it. Ho hum.
At a time when the official unemployment rate is nearing double digits, and 6.35
million people are receiving unemployment benefits, the U.S. government is
on a hiring binge
. Average pay? $75,419. Aaargh.
People are waiting for the results of the government intervention in the private
market to bear fruit. Well, it has. One of Maryland's budget-balancing tactics -
asking millionaires to pay more money to the state - appears to be backfiring
as the number of the highest-earning
taxpayers dwindles. Duh.
Chicken of the Sea announced that it will close its canning plant
in American Samoa, as a direct result
of government mandated minimum wage requirements. Expect more of the same as our
elected leaders continue to ignore the lessons of history.
$900,000 green boondoggle
It was supposed to be a shining example of the green movement -- a $900,000 solar-powered house with no gas or electrical hookups.
But it never opened to the public. And it remains closed.
There is a silver lining to this economic chaos. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will
direct his administration to send 5,000 layoff notices
to state workers. And San Francisco
is having to lay off 1,000 state workers. Baby steps, Baby steps.
For the first time, a majority of Americans are pro-life. A new Gallup Poll
, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans
calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." And
a whopping 71% of Americans want less government in their lives. You heard it here
Old white guys can relax. The population growth of Hispanics and Asians in the U.S.
has slowed unexpectedly, causing the government to push back estimates
on when minorities will become the majority.
According to Nielsen, FoxNews.com's audience ballooned by nearly 50 percent
in April to 15.7 million
uniques versus the 10.5 million reached during the same month in 2008.
World's oldest mother?
Britain's Elizabeth Adeney, 66, who is around eight months pregnant is set to become
the world's oldest mother
. She is believed to have undergone
IVF abroad because most British clinics will not treat women over the age of 50.
A native of Mozambique has sued a New Jersey medical school, saying he was suspended
for defining himself in class as a "white African-American." This has started a debate over
who can claim rights to the term "African-American". As in, no whites are eligible.
Hey, isn't that racist?
Speaking of racist: A Chicago couple have sparked what the AP calls a 'movement'
by launching an experiment to 'buy black.' When, oh when, will Americans quit identifying
themselves based on their skin color?
If you don't think government schools are brainwashing your kids, how do you explain
these news items:
Latest gay marriage activist
Denver third grader has organized a gay marriage rally and took it to
the Colorado State Capitol. And an 11 year-old started a 668-mile hike from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., last week.
He is trumpeting the cause of homelessness. Isn't that cute? I guess no-one has
told these kids that true charity shouldn't include a photo op.
Its official - Gender is now optional. Parents of 8 year-old Ben have decided
let him live as a girl. He will now be referred to as Katie. I kid you not.
Tamika S. White, 19, was arrested Wednesday on a felony neglect charge - she neglected to provide her child
with needed dental care, which led to severe tooth decay. I feel so much safer knowing
Uncle Sam is acting as a surrogate parent. Don't you? Only problem is, I can't seem
to find out where in the Constitution this is authorized.
Back by popular demand is a message from Thomas Paine, to remind you all that all is not
lost. And remember, history shows that when you give liberals enough rope, they
always end up hanging themselves.
Take heart and keep smiling,
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