Culture Watch, Vol. 77|
July 27, 2009
Last week was characterized by several unusual events:
First, Wednesday saw the longest total solar eclipse
of the 21st century. It plunged
India and China into 6 minutes and 39 seconds of darkness. The Obama administration
is working feverishly to break this record.
Secondly, last week was taken up by 24/7 coverage of the latest racial brouhaha.
The significance of this event may actually be good news, as I've outlined in this
"The End Of White Guilt?"
The other item on the agenda: Obama's push to nationalize health care. Public support
is on the wane as more horrific details emerged
. A possible death blow Sunday as
issued a report
that directly contradicted Obama's claims of health care
'savings'. Uh oh. Last week also saw more:
More Americans are starting to see through Obama's magic rhetoric as evidenced by
Obama's poll numbers, which continue in a steep decline
. I'm smiling.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. said it had discovered oil and natural gas
in a Kern County field that
might represent the biggest find in California in more than 35 years. Now we just
need to be able to drill for it. Sigh.
Americans who consider themselves conservatives now outnumber Americans who consider
themselves liberal by almost two to one, according to a new poll
. Just because this wasn't reported doesn't mean
it isn't news.
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
House Republicans issued a report
Thursday accusing ACORN of fraudulent activities
and widespread corruption, concluding a criminal investigation into the advocacy
group is needed. Despite this, ACORN is still on board
to participate in next year's census count.
The government's top bailout watchdog reported that what started as a $700 billion
bailout could reach a whopping $23.7 trillion
in the long run. Helloooo
In a significant change, the Obama administration will now allow lobbyists
to meet and have telephonic discussions
with government officials regarding economic recovery projects. Republicans, alas,
are still being excluded.
Meanwhile, Detroit's public-school system, beset by massive deficits and widespread
corruption, is on the brink
of following local icons GM and Chrysler into
bankruptcy court. Maybe I should have placed this item in the good news section.
The State Department is poised to receive more money
from budget increases than
the Pentagon. Seems the Obama administration is betting the house on diplomacy.
Hey, just because it hasn't worked for decades doesn't mean it won't work for Obama.
North Korea says it will not re-enter six-party talks
to end its nuclear weapons
program, citing the "deep-rooted anti-North Korean policy" of the United States.
Yawn. Meanwhile, Obama is poised to flex his much vaunted diplomatic skills, having
invited the two participants of a he-said, she-said racial squabble to have a beer
with him at the White House. The nation awaits.
World's oldest transgendered patient
She used to be Richard; a green beret specialist in Vietnam. Now, 77 year-old Renee Ramsey
is one of the oldest patients to
A number of black evangelical leaders
are rising up as a new voice in
the conservative movement traditionally dominated by white Protestants. Cool jeans.
Shanghai authorities are urging eligible couples to have a second baby
, after years of following a one-child
policy, amid concerns about a lack of young workers to support its aging population.
Octuplet mother Nadya Suleman has signed agreements
for each of her 14 children to earn
$250 a day to star in a reality television show. This lady has gone from making
babies to making hay. Whoa baby.
CNN has declared
that the Obama birth certificate story
is 'dead'. We the People seem to disagree, as Rep. Mike Castle found out in a recent townhall meeting
a recent poll
showing that a full 82% of Americans want The One to release
his birth certificate showed.
This video of professor
has just been found on YouTube - raising the question of who
the actual racist is in the current racial dust-up that has riveted the nation.
The number of Internet users in China is now greater than the entire population
of the United States, after rising to 338 million
by the end of June.
Last but not least, President Obama actually declared to the world
that "Victory is not necessarily the
goal in Afghanistan."
I know that Filvis and the MPRI team at FOB Tombstone, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
and the patriots at Waymor will beg to differ. This edition of Culture Watch is
dedicated to them, without whom the liberals would not have the right to undermine
America, and I wouldn't have the right to report on their idiocies. God bless all
In order to leave you with a smile, I include this funny video
of a couple boogieing down the aisle on
their wedding day.
Till next week, keep smiling,
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