A flood of encouraging news out of Iraq last week. It appears the surge is working,
and we are winning the war in Iraq. Looks like al-Qaeda is toast. This is
Bad News For Democrats
The mainstream media and most Democrats were noticeably silent about this positive
news. They were busy trying to block Bush's nominee for Attorney General. They then
moved on to the urgent business of trotting out SCHIP (expanded health care) for
the third time, despite a past veto and a promised future one.
In other Congressional doings, Muslim congressman, Rep. Keith Ellison, (the one
who took the oath of office on the Koran) introduced legislation to ban the requirement
of photo ID's in federal elections. And Hillary got snookered into actually confirming
that she backs Spitzer's plan to offer ID's to illegals.
Congress somehow found the time to convene a committee to study the link between
the California fires and global warming. The Senate is busy crafting a bill that
would impose mandatory cuts in greenhouse gases. Looks like they're stoking the
fires for their new war, the war on global warming. I'm betting they'll actually
fight for this war.
Speaking of global warming, the forecasters are wrong again. Despite predictions
of more frequent and intense hurricanes (because of global warming) it appears 2007
will rank as a historically inactive Tropical Cyclone year for the Northern Hemisphere.
Darn. Also raining on the global warming 'crisis' is the news that IPCC member John
Cristy has refused 'his share' of the Nobel Prize, saying it was based on a misunderstanding
of science. Double darn.
Lots of strange goings on in our nation's institutions of higher learning. The University
of Delaware was found to be subjecting its students to a shocking program of ideological
reeducation, referred to in the university's own materials as a "treatment" for
students incorrect attitudes and beliefs. This reeducation included the teachings
that 'all whites are racist.' I'm not making this stuff up.
On the left coast, officials at a California public school had to cancel a cross-dressing
day, following a slew of parental complaints. Meanwhile, a University of Maine student
alleged her former professor offered extra credit to class members if they burned
an American flag. Lovely.
Oh, and lest we forget. Disgraced former University of Colorado professor, Ward
Churchill, is still holding classes on campus. Even though he has been fired.
Good news from the 'Maybe There's Justice After All' files:
* The judge who sued for $54 million bucks for a lost pair of pants has been removed
from the bench.
* The father of a marine killed in Iraq won a nearly $11 million judgement against
those crazy loons that picket funerals with anti-gay, anti-God signs.
* It appears Chavez's increasing anti-American antics are hurting him at the gas
* Last, but not least, Henry Hyde will be getting a Presidential Medal of Freedom
for opposing abortion.
Sometimes things work out OK.
Other good news:
* The economy picked up speed this summer, growing at a brisk 3.9%, the fastest
in 1 1/2 years.
* The United States has regained its status as the world's most competitive economy,
according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum. We're Number #1.
From the 'Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction' files:
Dennis Kucinich publicly questioned President Bush's mental health, after admitting
that, yes, he did see an unidentified flying object while visiting with
pal Shirly McClaine.
And that was the week that was.