The week ending December 2 was notable for the flood of positive news coming from
Iraq. That the news came via foreign papers, blogs and Fox News instead of through
our "mainstream media" wasn't much of a surprise. The media has been in silent mode
regarding Iraq ever since it appeared the surge was indeed working. It appears We're Winning!
In another attempt to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Democrats continue
to do their best to hold our troops hostage. They have decided to leave for Christmas
break without approving funds for Iraq. Merry Christmas.
Meanwhile, Iran continues to act like a child with ADD, with state police continuing
the 'moral' crackdown. This time the focus is tight pants. Go figure. Iran has also
decreed that the word "woman" on Iranian state television be replaced with "family."
In Iran, it's getting harder and harder to keep your head, especially when all those
around you are losing theirs..
Other Muslim mischief included Sudan sentencing a British teacher and mother of
two to 15 days in jail and 40 lashes because her class named a teddy bear Mohammed.
This was such a grave insult that 10,000 strong angry mob took to Sudan's streets
calling for her death. Latest word Sunday: Sudan has pardoned her and spirited her
away somewhere safe. The sticks and stones could very well have broken her bones.
While the world remains in perpetual appeasement mode against these barbarians,
a little ray of sunshine: A Dutch lawmaker has announced he is making a film to
highlight "fascist" passages in the Koran. And in America, talk show host Michael
Savage has filed a lawsuit against (un-indicted co-conspirator) muslim group, CAIR.
The Council on American Islamic Relations has been getting a free ride for too long,
as it intimidates, threatens and generally does its best to implement Sharia in
the USA. Good luck, Michael!
On the home front, the culture wars are heating up. Especially in our government
run schools. In Des Moines, a public school's "gender-bender" cross dressing event,
where boys were supposed to dress as girls, and vice-versa, prompted a boycott by
hundreds of students.
Meanwhile, in Arizona, a nine year-old boy was suspended for three days from Glendale
elementary school for allegedly committing a "hate" crime. Said hate crime was his
use of the expression "brown people." The non-profit Advocates for Faith and freedom filed a lawsuit challenging a new
law in California that bans the words "mom" and "dad" from public schools. Watch
out folks, they're winning...
The results of a global reading test are in. They showed U.S. fourth-graders are
losing ground in reading ability, compared with kids around the world. Lovely. We
can take heart in the fact that our little darlings can probably trump those other
kids when it comes to sensitivity and self-esteem. Thank-you NEA.
Last week reminded us we live in a global economy. Cessna has decided to manufacture
its new small plane in China. U.S. conglomerate Honeywell is moving the headquarters
of its electronic materials business to Shanghai, and pharmaceutical giant Pfizer
said it is looking to outsource as much of 30% of its manufacturing, most of it
to Asia. Construction has started on an auto assembly plant in Mexico that will
create thousands of jobs, producing Chinese cars.
Speaking of plants. Hillary's campaign got caught again planting questions. Bloggers
identified several questioners at the Republican debate on CNN as having ties to
Hillary's campaign. Hillary, of course, was shocked. CNN got some very
unwelcome, gasp, criticism. No wonder Fox News channel dominated the all-news network
ratings battle in November.
Lots of news from the Shirley, You Jest files:
Lawmakers on Beacon Hill are set to consider a ban on spanking children in the Commonwealth.
If they tried that with adults, you know the LGTB or whatever their initials are,
would stop them in their tracks.
A Nassau County man who donated his sperm to a female co-worker as a "friendly"
gesture, has been ordered to pay child support for the college-bound teenager.
In Berkeley, Calif., the city council passed a controversial new measure making
it tougher for residents to smoke or have sex on city sidewalks. I'm not making
this stuff up.
In South Carolina, a man tried to open a bank account with a $1 million bill. Police
were called. Rumors that he was a Hillary campaign staffer were found to be untrue:)
CBS ran an ad for an environmental reporter: "Knowledge of the enviro-beat is a
big plus, but not a requirement." But you must be 'perky.'
Lastly, all jests aside, four gay men whose allegations can't be disproved, have
come forward claiming to have had sex with Sen. Larry 'Wide-Stance' Craig. Craig
denies the allegations. Again. And again.
And that was the week that was.