Culture Watch, Vol. 72|
June 22, 2009
27 year-old Neda Agha
Soltan, shot dead
while watching Iranian protestors with her father, has
become the new face of the Iranian revolt, now in its sixth day. President Obama's
response to this historic uprising has been tepid at best, prompting this week's
article Shame On
You, Mr. President
OUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
Continuing this administration's policy of failing upwards, Herbert Allison, the
former head of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, has been confirmed
to oversee the government's $700 billion
bank bailout program. Hey, wasn't Fannie Mae the problem in the first place?
Democrats continue efforts to take over the nation's health care, misleading the
public on options and costs. Unreported by the media is the fact that our elected
officials and unions would be exempt from what is being proposed for all of us in
Obama's former doctor has opined
that this legislation is misguided but
with the media on board and no need to consult the GOP, its possible the Dems will
be successful in nationalizing health care, as they have done with banks, insurance
companies and the auto industry. We should all be very scared.
Speaking of the auto industry, big vehicles such and SUVs are in tight supply
because of drastic production cuts,
with some dealers selling SUVs at window-sticker prices. Its called supply and demand.
In just the last week, there were an unusual number of scandals - unreported scandals,
since they involved Democrats. Since they went unreported by the old media, I've
made them all available in Silent Scandals
The old media is a scandal in itself, ignoring news that doesn't conform to the
leftist agenda. The latest: Three of the largest media companies in the United States
have all banned
this simple billboard message.
Cheating has gone high-tech
, with more than a third of the nation's teenagers
saying they use cell phones to boost test scores or grades, and at least half admitting
using the Internet to cheat.
In the latest reality show
"social experiment," CBS has walled
off eight homes in an Atlanta suburb, forcing the neighbors inside to spend time
with each other. Is it just me, or does it seem as if America is one big unreality
Speaking of unreality: Michelle Obama is
racking up fashion awards.
Noting her "meteoric rise as a fashion icon,"
the Council of Fashion Designers of America said the first lady has "a unique look
that balances the duality of her lives" as both adviser and mother. Huh?
A new survey
is reporting that 28 percent of Americans it interviewed last year said they have
been spending less time with members of their households. Only 11 percent said that
For the 77th consecutive month, FNC finished first in total day and prime time ratings
during May. Take that, Obama.
The National Institutes of Health is spending nearly half a million dollars
to determine why men don't
like to wear condoms during sex. Hey, I can tell them in two words. And I'll only
Chaz Bono, formerly Chastity Bono
A new Japanese study
warns that being very skinny is even
more dangerous, and that slightly chubby people live longer. I'm smiling.
Remember Sonny and Cher's cute little daughter, Chastity? Well, Chastity is no more.
He/she is now Chaz, having gone through
the necessary steps to change his/her gender. Good grief.
A new nationwide
ranks the political leanings of every American city and finds that
Detroit, Michigan is the most liberal and Provo, Utah the most conservative.
Thus far in 2009, 40% of Americans
interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys
describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.
If you're interested in where all our money is going, check this out. Reason Foundation’s Taxpayer’s Guide to the Stimulus
down each section of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to explain just
how all that money is being spent, who is spending it.
In keeping with my desire to leave you with a smile on your face: Obama's job approval
rating has slipped to 58%
, for the first time. And, surprisingly, the
voted down a resolution
to erect a statue of Father Earth, Algore on the
Capitol grounds. Baby steps, baby steps.
Till next week, keep smiling,
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