Culture Watch, Vol. 82|
August 31, 2009
As the old media indulged in 24/7 coverage of the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy,
the left indulged its propensity for airbrushing history, with Obama dubbing Kennedy
and tender hero.'
Nary a mention of Mary Jo Kopechne
, Kennedy's cheating scandal, his alcoholic
behavior, his collaboration with the Soviets
or Kennedy's disgraceful
treatment of women. I guess holding liberal views excuses a plethora of (what used
to be known as) sins. While the media was engaged in Kennedy hosanas, a bunch of
UNDER THE RADAR:
New Mexico Gov Bill Richardson became the latest ethically challenged Dem to join
the skating Olympics. For a year, federal investigators have been looking into the
details of Bill Richardson doling out state bond deals to campaign donors. He won't be criminally charged
. I'm shocked.
Neither, apparently, will head of the tax writing committee Charlie Rangel, even
though he failed to report
as much as $1.3 million in outside income
on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006. He also somehow forgot to pay taxes
on two plots of land he has in New Jersey.
I guess Edwards was right - there really are two Americas.
More under reported news comes to light: Two truck bombers who killed 95 people
in devastating attacks on the Iraqi finance and foreign ministries were recently
released from US custody.
Looks like bleeding hearts beget
more bleeding hearts.
Did You Know? - The president signed into law a measure in April that designated
Sept. 11 as a National Day of Service
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
The government has launched Census in Schools
, an all-out campaign targeting superintendents,
principals, teachers, students and, indirectly, parents.
A bill sponsored by Democrats in Congress would make several U.S. inspectors general
currently appointed by federal agency heads presidential appointees instead. Translation:
Obama wants to appoint his own whistle blowers
CNET has obtained
a copy of the draft of S.773 (excerpt),
which appears to permit the president
to seize temporary control of private-sector networks during a so-called cyber security
Here comes the next clunkers program.
The federal government is making
(our) money available to states so consumers could get rebates of $50 to $200 for
new, more energy-efficient appliances later this year in a so-called "cash for appliances"
Oh, the final tally
for the 'Cash for Clunkers' program: 690,114
car sales were generated at a cost of $2.9 billion of our tax dollars. And many
buyers are just now realizing that they have to pay taxes
on their rebate. Ouch
In their regular Friday evening news dump, Obama informed America that the US economy
will shrink far more than
this year and will rebound much more slowly than forecast after
that, and its still Bush's fault. Not only that, but reports by the White House
and the CBO are expected to show the government will spend a record $1.6 trillion
more than it collects this year.
ABC and NBC have refused to run a national ad
critical of Obama's health
Two adult children are suing their biological mother
for intentional and negligent
infliction of emotional distress that they say occurred over a period of more than
In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV, public health officials are considering
the promotion of
for all baby boys born in the U.S. Here's a thought
- how about we just quit promoting homosexuality?
The prospect of a human baby with three biological parents
has moved closer after scientists
created monkeys using a technique that one day could stop children from inheriting
severe genetic diseases.
SpaceBook: first duel screen laptop
The world's first truly dual-screen laptop
, which will allow computer
users to multi-task while on the move, is due to go on sale by the end of the year.
A new web site claims to give the odds on you dying
next year, or for whatever period
you select, based on a few simple questions.
Check out the radical backgrounds of some of the czars Obama is delegating our freedoms
to in Who's Minding
In 2008, the average wage for 1.9 million federal civilian workers was $79,197,
which compared to
an average $49,935 for the nation’s 108
million private sector workers.
On a personal note, I predict the Obama administration
will implode in the next few months. I just hope they don't take America down with
them. Till then, keep smiling.
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