Culture Watch, Vol. 74|
July 6, 2009
As the nation celebrated the 4th of July, President Obama used the occasion to assure the Russian people
, ahead of his visit this week,
that the United States and Russia are, you guessed it, 'equal.' Millions of Americans
would beg to differ.
The big news last week was the resignation of Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin. Pundits
are all atwitter and speculation reigns. The full story in this week's article I'm With Sarah!
Though it wasn't reported as such, Americans may now say Mission Accomplished regards
Iraq. Iraqi forces assumed formal control of Baghdad
and other cities on Tuesday
after American troops hand over security in urban areas in a defining step toward
ending the U.S. combat role in the country. Iraqi celebrated sovereignty day. I
wonder when our own states be able to do the same.
Florida is now the 37th state
where a resolution declaring state sovereignty against
the federal government has been introduced.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor
of a group of white firefighters in New
Haven, Conn., who alleged they were unfairly denied promotions because of race.
This may spell the end of 'affirmative action'. It may also cause trouble for Supreme
Court nominee Sotomayor, who, once again, has been overturned by the Supreme Court.
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
States from Georgia to California have defaulted on their obligations to their citizens
and to businesses operating in their states. They have issued IOUs
instead of tax
refunds, as they cast about for ever more goods and service to levy taxes on. Hey,
isn't that why Bernie Madoff was convicted?
Looks like the dollar won't be the premier currency much longer. India has joined
Russia and China in pushing for an alternate reserve currency
. Meanwhile, our government
continues pursuing policies that will further undermine the dollar. Sigh.
The Senate health care 'reform' would make health insurance mandatory
, kinda like
car insurance, with $1,000 fines for non-compliance. I guess 'choice' only applies to aborting babies.
With the housing market still reeling, our elected representatives in DC have decided
that under the pending cap and trade legislation, a homeowner would be required
to retrofit their home to conform to the government's
standards, before being allowed to sell.
The federal government continues implementing new policies at an alarming rate,
even as VP Biden admitted that, oops, "The truth is, we and everyone else
misread the economy
," in trying to explain why the billions of our tax dollars labeled
'stimulus' have done jack.
More 'oops' from our governing elite: At least 38 states
have overestimated tax revenues, by large margins.
And we're still handing over more power to these guys? Aargh.
Hondurans rally for democracy
Our government also admitted it "misread the scale of
the Honduran rift." This, as Obama stood firmly with Chavez, Castro and the
ousted Honduran dictator. Though Obama won't 'meddle' in Iran, he had no such qualms
when freedom seeking people were successful in the Honduran coup. Obama
labeled the coup 'not legal.'
Questions still remain as to Obama's own legality,
as his birth certificate remains under wraps.
The homosexual rape case at Duke University continues to be ignored
by the old media.
The Nebraska man who abandoned his nine children
under the state's Safe Haven law
last year is expecting to become the father of twins. Good thing he never met the
What happens when you put a Muslim imam, a Christian priest, a rabbi and a Buddhist
monk in a room with 10 atheists? You'll find out as Turkey launches a new gameshow
that aims to convert atheists
Congressional spending on overseas travel is up almost tenfold
since 1995, and has nearly tripled
since 2001. That's a 50% jump since Democrats took control of Congress two years
I leave you with this food for thought:
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most
oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral
busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at
some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us
without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences.” —C.S. Lewis
Till next week, keep smiling,
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