Last week resembled a bad reality show. It started with 24/7 news coverage of Ellen
Degeneres dog, Igy. It ended with 24/7 news coverage of Ellen Degenere's dog, Igy.
The plunging death rate in Iraq was largely ignored, with the exception of McClatchy
newspapers which ran a tear jerker about the poor cemetery workers in Iraq who,
due to lack of bodies, were having a hard time feeding their families.
The Senate largely ignored all the good news from Iraq as they took up the serious
business of dealing with the global warming crisis, crafting a bill that will affect
every segment of the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, Senate Leader Harry Reid was busy
wiping egg off his face as the smear letter he and 41 of his cohorts sent to Rush's
boss, demanding an apology, sold on EBAY for $2,100,100.
As Reid was busy putting the best spin possible on his self-inflicted humiliation,
his counterpart in the House, Speaker Pelosi, was busy poking a stick in the eye
of one of our most crucial allies. Her fellow Dems signalled retreat and left Nancy
holding a failed resolution to sanction Turkey for Armenian genocide 90 years ago.
Turkey, meanwhile, recalled its U.S. ambassador and the Turkish Parliament voted
to allow Turkey to invade Iraq. This is what Democrats call 'diplomacy.' This is
what conservatives call 'sabotage.'
Oh, and Elliott Spitzer ordered state officials to issue drivers licenses to illegal
Libya won a seat on the UN security Council and Rep. Pete Stark, D-California commented,
on the House floor, that Americans are dying in Iraq for President Bush's 'amusement.'
The Dow plunged 366 points and Google profits soared 46%. 3M decided to move more
of its operations outside the U.S. to escape the punitive tax rates imposed on evil
corporations. Meanwhile, pork barrel spending was set for next year, with earmarks
for radical Hispanic group La Raza, a Library for Charles Rangel and numerous grants
to study everything from fruit flies to rodents. Not to be forgotten - a whopping
$1.7M for the CDC to fund a Hollywood liaison to advise doctor dramas. Meanwhile,
on Monday the first baby boomer applied for social security benefits. One down,
80 million to go.
President Bush vetoed the expanded health care bill, SCHIPS leaving Democrats vowing
to continue their fight 'for the children.' Meanwhile, in Britain, dental patients
resorted to pulling out their own teeth as dental contract talks faltered.
In other health news, FDA issued a warning that use of Viagra could result in hearing
loss. Researchers discovered a simple blood test that may be able to predict Alzheimer's
and cancer rates were found to be falling faster than ever. Thank-you, pharmaceutical
Vienna hosted the world's first 'Divorce Fair,' and India hosted the 'World Toilet
Speaking of 'toilet summits', Hillary's negatives shot up, with a full 50% of those
surveyed saying they would never vote for her. The LA Times uncovered more hard
evidence of Chinese funny money in Hill's campaign just as a federal judge ruled
in her favor on one of her 2000 fund-raising imbroglios...The press largely ignored
these 'alleged' felonies, being otherwise occupied trying to revive the discredited
Valerie Plame affair, as Plame took center stage, once again, on 60 Minutes, to
hawk her new book. Plame now holds the rare distinction of having a book debunked
before it's published.
Nobel Prize recipient, Dr James Watson, got a taste of the left's version of diversity,
as he was pilloried for suggesting IQ may vary among different races. For such a
smart guy, Dr Watson should have been aware of the consequences of challenging the
leftist orthodoxy that all cultures, races and people are equal. Despite numerous
mea culpas, and the left's fondness for 'redemption' and 'moving-on,' Dr Watson
was fired from his research institution. Next step: rehab to correct his thinking.
Meanwhile, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan was cheered by thousands in
Atlanta as he urged black America to separate from white America. Where is John
Edwards when you need him?
On the campaign trail, Sen McCain followed Sen Brownback's lead and tried pandering
for the black vote by asking the Senate to apologise for slavery. Brownback dropped
out of the presidential race. McCain last seen appearing with 92 year-old Mom. Otherwise,
a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
AlGore continued to refuse to debate global warming, despite a $100,000 payout promised
by Steve Milloy of junkscience.com. New research shows that the cost of installing
energy-saving measures such as solar panels would take more than 200 years to recoup,
and the cost of basic food items continued to rise as more grain is used for ethanol
production. Speaking of research, Live Science reported on a new study that
suggests that people are influenced by gossip about others, even when it contradicts
what they see with their own eyes. AlGore got a 'D' in Natural Science at
Across the pond, in the UK, six riot police wearing protective gear stormed a pub
after a fellow lit a cigarette. French transit workers brought France to its knees,
with unions protesting a Sarkozy pension reform.
Planned Parenthood faces 107 criminal charges. A middle school in Maine voted to
make birth control available to 11 year-olds and Harry Potter fans found out that
Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay just as Philadelphia
decided to punish the Boy Scouts for their non-inclusiveness (liberal speak for
morally objecting to the gay lifestyle) by raising their rent $199,000. That'll
Last, but not least, New Scientist reports: A possum has set an enviable record
for doing absolutely nothing. After stuffing itself full of food in a laboratory,
one curled up and hibernated for 367 days.
That was the week that was.
She lives in South Carolina.
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