Last week saw positive reports pour out of Iraq on a daily basis. Most Americans
weren't aware of the changing situation because Iraq has virtually disappeared from
the radar screen of the old media.
A group of former Sunni insurgents [terrorists] have turned on al-Qaeda and aligned
with the good guys, effectively ending al-Qaeda's two year grip on Baghdad. Al-Qaeda
is now about as relevant as Bill Clinton. This is good.
Not ones to let good news get in the way of their political agendas, Democrats offered
up their 41st bill designed to stop the war by tying troop funding to a troop pullout
timetable. It died a quiet death. But, hey, at least they can say they tried...which
was the point all along.
Government Remained Hard At Work Last Week;
* The Senate continued work on a farm bill that would authorise about $10 billion
in new subsidies, this as farmers report record profits.
* Dennis Kuchinich offered a resolution to impeach vice-president Cheney. Though
a poll showed more than half of likely Democrat voters agreed with him, the Democrat
head honchos are trying to quash the resolution. They're embarrassed. That's got
to be a first.
* NY Governor Elliott Spitzer decided to abandon his plan to issue drivers licenses
to illegals - this coming just as Hillary decided to jump on board. Oops.
* Also in New York, officials are taking a brave stand against - pigeons. A new
pigeon plan is in the works that includes the appointment of a pigeon czar and a
$1,000 fine for feeding them. I'm not making this stuff up.
* City officials in Cambridge put a stop to a Boy Scout Troop's drive to collect
care packages for our troops, saying it smacked of, gasp, politics.
* City officials in Broward County, Florida, have made it easier to file for divorce
- residents can now file online.
* Government schools in Seattle are telling teachers that Thanksgiving is actually
a time of "mourning" since it represents 500 years of betrayal. The good news is
the school district did back down from a statement on their web site that claimed
racists are 'whites'. Lovely
* The good news is federal immigration law is finally starting to be enforced. A
contractor who admitted supplying illegal immigrant workers to the Kentucky home-building
industry was sentenced to 18 months in prison. No word on whether he'll be allowed
On The Campaign Trail:
* Presidential contender, Fred Thompson, won the endorsement of the National Right
To Life Committee, the largest U.S. antiabortion group.
* Hillary was caught planting question at the latest debate. As usual, Hillary is
shocked. This was followed by reports (those darn bloggers...) that CNN
not only stocked the audience at Thursday's Democrat debate, but also controlled
the questions attendees asked. Oh, for the good old days when the media could get
away with this stuff.
Speaking Of The Media:
* Daily Kos founder, Markos Moulitsas, will be a contributor to
Newsweek magazine. To be fair, Karl Rove was also invited on board.
* Muslim money is pouring into Hollywood. Price Waterhouse predicts the Arab world's
entertainment and media market will grow by almost 60% over the next 5 years. This
comes as good news to Hollywood producers, as the slew of anti-American films currently
being released are bombing. Big time. I'm smiling.
* Speaking of Muslims: The un-indicted co-conspirator group CAIR (Counsel on American-Islamic
Relations) scored a coup by persuading Office Max to drop their advertising on Michael
Savage's nationally syndicated radio show. CAIR claims Savage is anti-Muslim - meaning
Savage got caught telling the truth about the religion of peace.
In other news:
France was virtually shut down as transportation workers went on strike. They're
outraged, outraged, that new President Sarkozy is trying to institute pension reforms.
So far, Sarzoky is ignoring them. Alors.
Barry Bonds, one of the biggest names in professional sports, was finally charged
with perjury and obstruction of justice for lying about steroid use.
A PEW research study shows black pessimism about racial progress in America is the
worst its been in two decades. Thank you Je$$e Jackson. Oh, and you too, Al.
And finally, for those of you who think there is no justice: A car thief in Florida
got eaten by an alligator as he jumped in a river while fleeing police. Cry me a
And that was the week that was.