Culture Watch, Vol. 73|
June 29, 2009
On the off chance any of you were in a coma last week, Michael Jackson died. He
died of celebrity. His death eclipsed other celebrity passings last week, notably,
actress Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon and infomercial king Billie Mays
. RIP, all.
Last week also saw capitalism in intensive care, with recovery from the government
takeover of huge segments of the free market increasingly in doubt. The media rejoices,
the politicians plot. In lieu of flowers, your tax dollars will be welcome, and
Before we outline the 'changes' the government has been feverishly enacting as Americans
are diverted with 24/7 Michael Jackson eulogies, we'll relay the:
Several states are finally standing up to the federal government's abuse of state
sovereignty. Lawmakers in six states are considering legislation
to "protect" citizens from a
federal health care plan by creating statewide initiatives to vote on whether to
opt out of the proposed national program. This is good. And overdue.
Arizona is preparing for the misnamed 'climate' bill,
that passed the House this week. (With eight
Republican votes.) Their state Senate voted Monday, 19-10 to approve a bill banning
the Department of Environmental Quality from enacting or enforcing measures
with language pertaining
to climate change. This is very good. I urge other states to follow suit.
Correction: The 'climate bill' passed by the House wasn't actually a bill. There just wasn't time to put
the whole thing together, much less read it, before the House voted on it. The Democrats
actually voted on a concept.
Continuing to fly under the radar, Louisiana became the 7th state
, joining Alaska, North Dakota,
South Dakota, Oklahoma, Idaho and Tennessee to affirm its sovereignty under the
tenth amendment. Full details of the sovereignty movement here
More good news as a CBS-New York Times survey
shows that support for redefining
marriage to include same-gender couples has declined. And the shocker of the week:
the very liberal state of Maine has cut both spending and taxes. They've finally
realized that there's just no getting around reality. Kudos.
Remember Iraq? The war we won that wasn't reported? The number of Al Qaeda extremists
in Iraq has plummeted
and their ability to maintain a high-level
of attacks has been eroded, U.S. intelligence suggests. My heartfelt thanks to all
our guys in the military who continue to do the heavy lifting so others can demand
brand new rights.
A sadistic homosexual engages in "electro-torture" by remote control of another man at New York City’s "Folsom East" block party held June 21st
Last week was chock full of sex. From the gay festivals in New York and San Francisco,
to the orgy billboard by Calvin Klein and the gross new ad from Burger King.
Modesty is dead and sex has gone public in a very big way. All the details in this
Researchers at the University of Michigan have concluded that the love stories told
in classic G-rated children's films are partially to blame for the pervasiveness
of what they label
I guess that means fearing what's normal. Go figure.
-- that's the incentive being offered to young North Carolina girls to keep them
from getting pregnant. Where do I sign up?
Symbols of communism and marijuana and a prediction that "capitalism will fail"
are what students at private school in Berkeley, Calif., chose to include
in their "Class of 2007" mosaic. I wonder
who taught them to hate capitalism. And why.
Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of various offenses are
being paid their full salaries
to sit around all day playing Scrabble,
surfing the Internet or just staring at the wall. Maybe I should join a union, too.
If you live in New York, you may have seen this "Atheist Pride' ad
. The 12-foot-long ads on NYC buses proclaim
"You don't have to believe in god to be a moral or ethical person." Duh.
Sandra Bernhard issued a blistering warning
to Sarah Palin during a performance
of her new one-woman show saying she would be "gang-raped by my big black brothers"
if she enters Manhattan. My lawyer has advised me I won't slapped with a hate crime
if I say this 'lady' has no class. Or manners. I could be at legal risk, however,
if Sandra is a transexual. Or becomes a government employee.
Right Bias is going to skip our Government At Work
week. There is so much crucial (and largely unreported) news that we just don't
have the space to cover all the scandals
, ethics cover-ups, misstatements, government abuses
We urge you to check out RightBias.com
on a daily
basis to keep abreast of all the 'change' the old media fails to report. Also, RightBias
wants to make a, gasp, profit. We're doing it the old fashioned way, by offering
a quality news site that provides crucial and credible information that goes unreported
by the old media. That's called 'capitalism'. And we support it.
How much will the proposed climate legislation cost your state? Find out here.
A new study shows
that a college degree isn't worth what it
costs. Interesting read.
Beware: ACORN, the far left group that is under investigation for voter fraud (and
is still being paid our tax dollars to conduct the census) is changing its name
. Unfortunately, that's the only thing
that will change. John Conyers, who's wife just admitted taking bribes
, has said that the
'powers that be'
have shut down an investigation into this corrupt organization.
Miss Millie, winner of the World's Ugliest Dog award
The Tea Party movement is alive and well, with all 50 states
planning demonstrations on the fourth of July. Click here
for info in your state.
With SC Governor Sanford now sullied by an extra-marital affair, with the GOP acting
like an adjunct of the Democrat party, and with the blatant and unconstitutional
policies being foisted on America, I urge you to keep some perspective. History
shows that when given enough rope, Democrats end up hanging themselves. Till then,
check out Miss Millie and keep smiling.
Till next week,
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