The UN Conference on global warming kicked off last week. Delegates from 187 countries
descended on the tropical island of Bali, intent on
Saving The World
. Meanwhile, back in reality, portions of the U.S. set records
for snowfall. Specifically: Grand Forks airport had record 8.1 inches of snow and
Portland tied the snowfall record, set way back in 1890, with 8.5 inches of snow
on Monday. Oh, Fargo also set a new record with 5.9 inches.
The unelected, unaccountable do-gooders toiled away in air-conditioned rooms, abetted
by a complaisant media, who dutifully ran stories all week on the havoc global warming
is wreaking on nature. Watch out, guys. The useful idiots are making headway.
Last week also saw the continuation of a growing trend - appeasing Muslims: A feminist
author agreed to rewrite her autobiography after she was forced to flee from fanatical
Muslim extremists who placed a bounty on her head. Overworked British nurses were
ordered to stop all medical work five times a day to move Muslim patients' beds
so they face towards Mecca.
The good news is, Bill Keller, host of LivePrayer, posted a video on YouTube featuring
a pink pig named Mohammed - in protest of the Muslim's protest. Oh, and Pakistan
arrested Code Pink activists and had them deported.
NBC rejected a TV ad by conservative group, Freedom's Watch. Said ad was a lovely
tribute and thank-you to our troops. By Sunday, NBC was forced to backtrack and
run the ad. Can you spell anti-American?
Excerpts from a sexually explicit book published for children ages 8 to 13 have
been banned from internet sites and a Washington state prison for its "inappropriate
content." This might help explain why the teen birth-rate has risen for the first
time in 14 years.
Taking a cue from Muslims and blacks, Hispanics decided to join the 'squeaky wheel'
brigade. Hispanics went public with their outrage that the Philadelphia Phillies'
had the audacity to name their mascot "Pork Chop." The Phillies dutifully backed
down and changed the name. I'm still trying to figure this one out.
The ACLU continues its jihad against America. Their latest: a top ACLU official
has gone to federal court to challenge a screening technique that relies on suspicious
behaviour to identify potential terrorists. Translation: The ACLU wants to stop
airport officials from giving a second glance to 'suspicious' people. Lovely.
A federal judge threw out a lawsuit seeking to block a new Arizona law that prohibited
employers from hiring illegal aliens. The law will go into effect Jan. 1. This is
A federal appeals court sided with the totally despicable Kansas woman who believes
God's hatred of homosexuality requires her to picket funerals of dead soldiers holding
signs that read, "Thank God For Dead Soldiers." This woman remains free to exercise
her rights. Rights made possible by dead soldiers.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the state of Iowa cannot fund an evangelical
Christian prison ministry program because doing so advances or endorses religion.
Did you know that the term 'separation of church and state' appears nowhere in the
The U.S. government admitted in federal court that the prosecutor's star witness
in the criminal trial of border agents Compean and Ramos lied under oath. Meanwhile,
Compean and Ramos remain in solitary confinement.
There was some good news last week. It appears Congress will be cutting back on
its work week next year. Most work weeks have been shortened to 4 days. This is
still a far cry from the 'citizen legislators' our founders envisioned but, hey,
it's a start.
The cancer death rate for children in the U.S. has declined sharply - down a whopping
20% from 1990 to 2004. A big thank-you to our besieged drug companies.
And last but not least - news from the animal kingdom. A new $2 million high-end
hotel for Florida pets features plasma TV, world class groomers and a special disco.
I want to come back as a dog. Just like Hillary:) Color me catty.
And that was the week that was.