Culture Watch, Vol. 83|
September 7, 2009
The left's war against Glenn Beck continues, with Mercedes-Benz, Capital One, HSBC,
Discover and seven other big firms yanking their ads
from Beck's show. This, despite soaring ratings
. The real story is: Why is Glenn Beck the only one in the media sounding
the alarm about the communist backgrounds of Obama's top advisors?
Score another one for Glenn Beck, as Green Jobs Czar and self-proclaimed communist
Van Jones was forced to resign
, citing a right-wing 'smear campaign.' Apparently
Van Jones was the victim of his own words and resume. Both of which portray a radical,
anti-American mind set.
As usual, this news was released at midnight on Friday. That's now the best time
to check for the news Obama and friends don't want you to see.
Meanwhile, Obama continues to work tirelessly on our behalf, swamping the airwaves
with a message to the American people on the correct etiquette when sneezing
your hands frequently, and cover your sneezes with your sleeve, not your hands."
the president gravely intones. Thank-you, Daddy.
Obama now plans to take his message to the nation's schoolchildren.
The Dept of Education has issued a lesson plan for Obama's planned speech to all
government school kids on September 8. Fealty to Obama is the message and parents
aren't allowed. Just check out this
video of kids pledging allegiance, not to America,
but to Obama. Scary stuff. Despite this, there remains some:
Americans don't seem to like the direction Congress is taking
us, with Pew Research reporting that only about one-third
of voters have a positive opinion of Congress -- a 13 percent decline in favorability
since April. That's a 24-year low. And fewer than half of
Americans, (48%, an all-time low) approve of labor unions, down from 59% a year
ago. I'm smiling.
is a sliver lining to the economic chaos Obama and friends have created. Its called
'productivity.' The Labor Department said Wednesday that
productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, rose at an annual rate of 6.6%
in the April-June quarter, the largest advance since the summer of 2003.
Another silver lining: August marked
the third straight month that state and local governments shed jobs, reflecting
cutbacks prompted by declining income and property taxes. Less government, fewer
bureaucrats. Cool jeans.
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
Right on cue, the government released a report Thursday citing the need to hire 270,000 more federal employees for 'mission
critical' jobs. Yawn.
radar, a deal is moving forward to direct billions in U.S. tax dollars to an unlikely
beneficiary -- the giant British liquor producer that makes Captain Morgan rum.
Our elected officials have chosen to ignore this
Debt Clock - a real time clock
showing the amount of (unsustainable) debt being piled up. Hey, what's a few trillion?
As Obama took to the airwaves (again)
to praise Islam as 'a great religion', his administration formally cut off millions
of dollars in assistance to Honduras because of the coup that occurred two months
ago. A coup that was sanctioned by their Supreme Court and succeeded in overthrowing
a thug dictator. Obama has sided with the ousted dictator.
Speaking of dictators: Despite Obama's
repeated overtures, Iran and Venezuela announced they have joined forces in order
to stand against the U.S. So much for diplomacy.
war continues. Under Attorney General Eric Holder, the DOJ is planning to bring
more disparate-impact cases based on statistical evidence that minorities are treated
less favorably. Aargh...
A lawsuit in California that was filed last month by angry
parents who object to a gay-friendly curriculum they say is being foisted on kindergartners
become a test case for schools around the country. Speaking of standing
Feminists rejoice! A new product called aptly 'The GoGirl' allows women to urinate standing up. Just like
Compared with other students, homeschoolers scored higher than the national average on
this year’s ACT, a national standardized test used to gauge educational development
and college readiness.
A public charter school is suing Idaho officials, saying the state illegally barred use
of the Bible as an instructional text.
Meet Oliver, the first baby in the world born using a new egg-screening technique that could double the odds of
an implanted embryo taking hold in the womb.
Celebrate gay marriage while porking out
Ben & Jerry’s is temporarily renaming popular “Chubby Hubby”
ice cream “Hubby Hubby” to celebrate the start of legalized gay marriage
in its home state of Vermont.
God Bless John Stossel. Check him out as he totally demolishes ObamaCare.
More than 35 million Americans received food stamps in June, up 22 percent from June 2008 and
a new record.
If you've got a child in college, you'll
be interested to see some of the courses they can choose. Good grief.
In keeping with my desire to leave you
with a smile on your face, I include this video of a bride in the process of taking her vows
who just can't quit laughing. If this doesn't make you smile, you need to get your
humor meter fixed.
Till next week, keep smiling. And remember,
just because the media doesn't report it doesn't mean there isn't still plenty of
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