You Can't Make This Stuff Up|
May 24, 2010
As Congress labored furiously to ensure that women have equal access to federal
bathrooms, insurgents in Afghanistan this month launched a series of bold strikes on U.S.
and NATO bases
in Afghanistan. The Potty Parity Act
is proceeding apace.
The Obama administration response to the upsurge in violence in Afghanistan? It
launched an investigation
into allegations that a number of American soldiers
were responsible for the "unlawful deaths" of at least three Afghan civilians. This,
despite the recent unanimous acquittal of three heroic Navy SEALS who were swiftly
exonerated by a jury after being accused of, gasp, slapping one of the most dangerous
terrorist detainees in the world. Who, by the way, the SEALS heroically captured.
Thank-you, Navy SEALS. There is no update yet on the terrorist's hurt lip.
As our young men are fighting and dying in Afghanistan, our current elected officials
remain hard at work. Their most recent work product includes a proposal for a new medal
to reward our troops for "courageous
restraint." Have you got that? A medal for not killing the enemy. Of course most of these
medals would, of necessity, be awarded posthumously.
Maybe by the time the first new medal is awarded, the "enemy" will actually be defined.
The only concrete message so far from Washington, via Attorney General Eric Holder,
is that the enemy is NOT radical Islamic terrorists. Whew!
The month of May could very well be likened to a chapter out of Alice in Wonderland.
As oil from the BP catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico continued gushing into the
ocean (day 36 and counting), the Obama administration was otherwise occupied - holding a gala State dinner
for Mexican President Calderone.
A good time was had by all, although extensive media reports suggested that one
of the guests had a dress quite similar to Michelle's.
To be absolutely fair, Obama did appoint a commission to study how to deal with the BP catastrophe.
Just because Obama is the largest recipient of BP campaign cash for the last twenty
years doesn't mean he's in their pocket. There is no word yet on when or if the commission
will release its expert findings.
Meanwhile, Obama blithely continued to side with foreign countries
against the U.S., as he bravely
spoke truth to power, teaming up with President Calderone to condemn the newly passed
immigration law in Arizona. Although the Arizona law mirrors federal law, thanks
to Obama's TelePrompTer and a derelict media, millions of Americans now believe
that upholding the Constitution is racist. And I guess its now OK for foreign leaders
to criticize America from the White House
Also this month: Unfazed by the 368- point plunge
in the stock market, which occurred the
same day the Senate passed a financial
regulation bill, Obama took to
the airwaves to announce an executive mandate. Bypassing Congress, Obama unilaterally
declared tougher, expanded fuel emission standards
for cars and trucks. Damn
the economy, Mother Earth is more important. Right?
Congress appeared unfazed by a new NATO report
that identified Iran as a "Major Article
5 Threat." They were otherwise engaged crafting a formal apology to American Indian tribes
for "ill conceived policies"
and acts of violence committed against them."
As North Korea threatened
and sent 50,000 troops to the border, the House remained busy passing a beer resolution
. House Resolution 1297 officially
supports "the goals and ideals of American Beer Craft Week." North Korea and American
As the new jobs numbers came out
showing another "unexpected" increase
in the jobless rate, the Democrats were busy crafting another $190 billion raid on taxpayers
under the guise of a "jobs
bill." It did not deter them that their last "jobs bill" exacerbated the jobless problem.
As the world hurtles towards the edge of the cliff, the United States remains focused
on the really important things. AG Andrew Cuomo was successful in forcing clothing
retailers to hire transgenders
. And Sen. Robert Menendez is busy urging
the Major League Baseball Players Assoc. to boycott Arizona
And let's not forget the states. California, which is one step away from going bankrupt,
was busy passing a bill that would require "diversity"
in California pension
plans. The very same pension plans that will soon put taxpayers on the hook for
I could go on, but I'm starting to scare myself. This article is not fiction. Nor
is it satire. It is a recap of the month of May in this, our United States.
Is it just me, or is something seriously out of whack in our country?
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for conservative
She lives in South Carolina
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