Culture Watch, Vol. 68|
May 26, 2009
Last week saw Obama and Dick Cheney presenting two very different outlooks on how
to handle the (former) war on terror. Cheney won. Read his speech to the AEI here.
After offering several tortured explanations as to what she knew and when she knew
about the CIA waterboarding, Speaker Pelosi accused the CIA of lying. She hightailed
it to Shanghai
, on our dime, after finding that those pesky reporters apparently
didn't know they weren't supposed to ask her questions she couldn't answer.
The Obama administration continued its legislative tsunami, which, if (when) enacted,
will have devastating consequences for our country. I've summarized their proposals
and legislation on terror, the environment and the economy in this week's article
Our Public Servants At Work
. Read it and weep. Or get mad.
Despite our public servants, there was some:
Gov. Sarah Palin on Thursday vetoed $28.6 million
from the federal stimulus funds
for energy efficiency, saying she won't accept funds tied to adoption of building
codes by local governments. How about a Palin/Cheney ticket?
According to Gallup's annual "moral acceptability" measure, updated in May, Americans
have inched to the right
on a handful of the 15 issues rated, including divorce,
use of animal fur in clothing, gambling, and embryonic stem-cell research.
The New Hampshire House rejected
an amended gay-marriage bill. For now.
Did you hear that tens of thousands of Christians filled several blocks
Sunday last during a protest against the legalization of gay marriage in New York?
Neither did I. But they did.
Eighty-four percent (84%) of Americans say English should be the official language
of the United States. Only nine percent (9%) disagree
huge natural gas strike
was found in Louisiana - the equivalent of 33 billion
barrels of oil, or 18 years' worth of current U.S. oil production. Unfortunately,
Dems are currently working on reducing incentives to oil companies so this gas will
probably stay in the ground for now.
Carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil fuels recorded their
largest drop in 19 years last year, the federal government's chief clearinghouse
for energy information reported. Would someone please tell our elected officials.
Newt Gingrich has described a rising anti-government tide in this excellent article
that may give you hope.
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
Under a Senate proposal, Congress would raise the federal
excise tax on beer by 145%. Uncle Sam also would snatch an additional $7 on
a case of wine -- a staggering increase of 233% . Question: When did 'the rich'
start drinking beer? Inquiring minds want to know.
To pay for an overhaul of the nation's health system, Senate
leaders have laid out proposals for new taxes on everything from health-care benefits
and nonprofit hospitals to alcohol and soda pop.
Democrats have introduced the 'Paid Vacation Act' and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has promised to provide
equal benefits to partners of homosexual U.S. diplomats stationed overseas. Meanwhile, N Korea performed another nuclear test "equal to Hiroshima" and Iran has moved 6 ships into international waters. Ho Hum.
A California judge has rebuffed Wal-Mart’s plan for a super center in the city
of Yucca Valley, partly because the giant retailer failed to take measures to reduce
its contribution to global warming. Aargh.
There's lots more,
but I'm getting depressed.
"And Tango Makes Three," about two gay penguins who raise a baby peguin, is the basis for grade school teachings on gay and lesbian lifestyles.
Parents in a California school
district say they are being bullied into accepting a new curriculum that includes
compulsory lessons about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community that
will be taught to children as young as 5 years old.
According to state education officials,
nearly three-quarters of the people who took the state elementary school teacher’s
licensing exam this year
failed the new math section.
Newly released census figures
steep decline in our baby population. This shocking video on Muslim demographics shows what the consequences will
be if this continues.
A 66-year-old woman with late-stage
pancreatic cancer wanted to be clear-headed at death, so she became the first person
to kill herself under Washington state's new assisted suicide law, known as "death
Extreme and persistant gender confusion
A female model who felt she was
a man and attracted to women, has had a sex change and discovered she's now a gay
Mary Kay Letourneau, 47, and her
former sixth-grade student — the father of her two youngest children — are hosting
"Hot for Teacher" night at a Seattle nightclub.
have rolled out a new ad campaign, with "In the beginning, man created God" plastered
on the side of 25 Chicago buses.
Another new ad
campaign in Los Angeles asks "Where's the birth certificate?"
1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has set a world record for the most expensive car ever sold
at auction, costing almost £8 million.
Obama's mantra of 'change', Bill Clinton met Fran Drescher at the
Life Ball charity event in Vienna over the past weekend, and
was caught on camera
You might be interested to hear that the British teenager who
sold her virginity for $13,827 may have to hand over half to the tax man.
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment is 20% higher in Democrat strongholds
than in Republican ones. Duh.
keeping with my desire to leave you with a smile on your face: I include these nonsensical
picturing people and things falling asleep. I wonder if they were listening
next week, take heart. The Democrats are sowing the seeds of their own demise and,
contrary to popular thought, they are still unable to reinvent reality.
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