Last week started with good news from Iraq. The week continued with more good news
from Iraq. One would have to search mightily to find this news reported in the mainstream
media. Dick Morris opined on The O'Reilly Factor that he is '100% positive 'certain
media didn't report the success in Iraq because they want a Democrat president.
Say what you will about Morris, this man has a firm grasp of the obvious.
Not a single troop or civilian was killed last week in Anbar Province.
In fact, a remarkable parade took place in Anbar, openly attended by citizens from
all walks of life. Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said the Iraqis are ready to assume full
control of their own security in Karbala.
AP reported a 70% drop in violence in Iraq and Strategy Page pointed out that Bin
Laden had all but declared defeat in his Oct. 22 audiotape speech titled "Message
to the people of Iraq." For liberal readers out there, this means the surge is working
and America is winning.
Last week was 'Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week.' It started out with the students
at Emory University, apparently standing in solidarity with the terrorists, shouting
David Horowitz down as he tried to publicize the plight of Muslim women. Police
were called and Horowitz was escorted off the stage. The Week was successful in
showing the state of indoctrination in our nation's universities. Guess the Muslim
women will have to wait a bit longer to have their plight recognised.
California was ablaze all last week. 80mph Santa Ana winds spread the worst conflagration
in California's history. As millions were fleeing the wildfires, Senate Majority
Whip Harry Reid showed his dazzling leadership skills by being the first to make
hay of this tragedy, telling reporters, "One reason why we have fires in California
is global warming." Reid then went on to stress the need to pass the Dems 'comprehensive'
Next up was CNN. Network president Jon Klein sent a memo to employees telling them
to use the California fire tragedy to "push" CNN's "Planet in Peril" special. A
mere three hours later, the usual suspects in the media (NYT, NBC, ABC) started
the 'Blame Bush' mantra.
President Bush visited California on Thursday, raising howls from Democrats accusing
him of a 'public relations stunt' that will distract fire-fighters. This is called
Bush proposed an international 'freedom fund' on Wednesday, to help Cubans rebuild
their country, but only if the regime allows freedom of speech, association, press
and political parties. President Bush approved $285 million for Mongolia, the latest
country to receive aid tied to democratic reforms.
The Bush administration announced sweeping new sanctions against Iran, the harshest
since the take-over of the U.S. Embassy in 1979. This prompted several Dems to go
on record, opposing a strike on Iran, opposing the decision to label Tehran's Quds
as terrorists, and opposing Bush's statement that a nuclear-armed Iran could lead
to World War III. Such a lot of sound and fury....
Lest one get the idea the Dems didn't accomplish anything last week: House Majority
Leader Rep Steny Hoyer told fellow Democrats that next year, they could take Fridays
off, as the House won't be in session. Oh, and Dems were successful in keeping the
2007 farm bill pretty much the same as previous versions, where most of the subsidies
go to corporations instead of the small farmers for whom the program was designed.
Rounding out the week, Democrat leaders announced they will embark on a publicity
blitz starting in Nov. to combat a dismal 25% approval rating. A good week, all
Meanwhile, Sens Joe Lieberman and John Warner get set to unveil a 'cap-and-trade'
program designed to fight global warming at the expense of American taxpayers. Across
the pond, Britain decided the monies raised from their carbon trading programs will
go directly to the general fund.
AlGore's book, The Assault on Reason, won another prize at the Quill Awards in New
York. Meanwhile, a detailed report published by the Science and public Policy Institute
listed a total of 35 errors in Gore's award winning global warming film.
On the culture front, Robert Morris University was caught sending more than 30 freshmen
to volunteer at abortion centers. In Texas, a 4 year-old was suspended for hugging
a teacher's aide. The principal sent a note to this kids parents, stating, "the
pre-kindergartner demonstrated inappropriate physical behaviour interpreted as sexual
contact and/or sexual harassment." I'm not making this up.
AP reports that college tuition and fees rise 6.6%
Across the pond, a British couple will have their foster son taken away because
they refused to teach him that homosexuality is good. In Italy, an ad campaign,
supposedly to counter 'discrimination' against gays, featured a poster that showed
a new-born with the word 'homosexual' written on his wristband. Miss England was
told to fatten up if she wants to win the world title.
In India, six elephants were electrocuted as they went berserk after drinking rice
beer. In Canada, organisers are still trying to figure out why Islamic History Month
After 2 years and a $250,000 payment from DOD, the grave of Casey Sheehan is still
without a headstone.
Rounding out the week, Hillary turned 60 on Friday. One present she doesn't much
care for is the premiere of 'Hillary Uncensored,' a scathing documentary whose 13
minute trailer has been #1 on Google video. Speaking of Hillary, the manufacturer
of plastic car accessories drew back the curtain on its new portable toilet for
cars and we're still waiting for Sandy Berger to take the lie detector test mandated
by the Justice Dept. I'm not holding my breath.
That was the week that was.