Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Culture Watch 25: Continued Good News in Iraq
CULTURE WATCH, Volume 25
by Nancy Morgan
July 28, 2008
Last week was 'All Obama, All The Time' as the media reported endlessly on the 'historic' trip Obama made to Iraq and Europe.
Before jetting off, however, he removed the American flag from his campaign jet. For more on his 'historic' visit, just click on any TV, any channel, anywhere in the world.
Exhibiting a firm grasp of the obvious, the Associated Press has (finally) reported "The US is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost." I guess that makes it official. We've won in Iraq.
Oil exports through Iraq's northern pipeline rose more than tenfold over the past year.
In yet another sign of progress, 62 tribes and 68 sheikhs have organized four private trucking companies to form the Iraqi Transportation Network. It appears the tribes in Iraq are starting to work together better than our very own congress. Now that insurgent attacks and sectarian bloodshed have ebbed, Iraq's government (thank-you, USA) is beginning to promote tourism. Want to sign up for an Iraq tour? At the very least, it will enhance your resume.
The good news is the Arctic may hold 90 billion barrels of oil, enough to supply US demand for oil for 12 years. The bad news is, the Democrats refuse to even allow a vote on tapping these resources.
The New York Times refused to publish McCain's direct rebuttal to Obama's 'My Plan For Iraq' because it did not 'mirror' Obama's. The obvious bias of the Gray Lady was rewarded when their 2nd quarter profit dropped a whopping 82%.
The Times response was typically liberal - they raised the price of their newspaper .25 to $1.50 and proceeded to publish an article lamenting that there have been "4,000 U.S. Combat Deaths and Just A Handful of Images." Time to stick a fork into this once great paper - they're almost done.
A great video clip entitled Obama Love was released by the McCain campaign showing the continuing media love affair with Obama. "A gift from the world to us." Best watched on an empty stomach.
Again confirming the obvious, an analysis of federal records shows that political donations made by our impartial media favor Democrats by 100 to 1.
GOVERNMENT AT WORK:
With the eyes of the world focused on Obama, our government is quietly working on several measures that will appropriate ever more money and power to the federal government. The Senate will soon be debating the 'Global Poverty Act.' If enacted, this act will cost every man woman and child in the US $2,500 - all in the name of reducing poverty around the world.
Despite record high gas prices, lawmakers are considering a gas tax hike. They're also considering another economic stimulus package. This, after authorizing a housing bailout estimated to cost taxpayers $25 billion (rebutting Treasury's recent prediction that any housing bailout would be 'virtually cost-free.')
Congress is debating two bills that could give the feds unprecedented control over the way parents raise their kids. They're also holding hearings hoping to reverse the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding gays in the military. Meanwhile, Rep. Dennis Kucinich's never ending quest to impeach George Bush got another hearing in the House Judiciary committee.
The feds were so busy doing the people's work that they had to drop their criminal probe of Al Sharpton.
Meanwhile, in 'Kindergarten Cops, Part 2,' Arnold signed legislation that will make California the first state to ban trans fats in bakeries and restaurants. Following Arnold's lead, the LA City Council proposed placing a one year moratorium on new fast food restaurants and while they were at it, the council did their bit to save the world by voting to ban plastic shopping bags from stores. Speaking of saving the world:
There's a new global warming game that shows kids how to calculate their carbon footprint so they can "find out what age you should die so you don't use more than your fair share of Earth's resources."
Across the pond, the global warming agenda is becoming increasingly clear as population control is suggested as a solution to this faux crisis. Eco-crazies aren't deterred by the increasing number of scientists who challenge the man-made warming hypothesis, the most recent convert being a former global warming alarmist, the guy who created the model to measure Australia's compliance with Kyoto, who claims there is no evidence that carbon emissions cause global warming.
Penn & Teller have produced a great video which exposes the socialist roots to environmental hysteria.
In a gay nightmare, a lesbian finds she is consigned to marriage, for life. Apparently her state doesn't recognize gay marriage and the state where she was wed limits divorces to residents.
In a surprise turnaround, actor Danny Glover, who plans an epic film on Haiti's hero Toussaint-Louverture, said he slaved to raise the money himself because financiers complained there were no white heroes. Where's the affirmative action?
S. Dakota Planned Parenthood closed its doors rather than comply with a new law requiring abortion practitioners to inform every woman that she is terminating the life of a human being.
Singapore is considering legalising kidney trading to meet the demand for kidney transplants and a new survey warns about the rising rates of HIV among Hispanics.
Nihilism is on the rise as one in three Muslim students in the UK say killing for religion is justified.
In Costa Rica, animal abuse is now considered art as an 'artist' is making headlines, publicly starving a dog to death as part of his 'exhibit'.
A Chinese laborer with only a high school education has made a submarine at home.
For all the women out there, good news. A new study has found that male lust is blind. Apparently even the plainest Jane can get their hormones raging. And for all the men out there, beware - researchers have also found that a regular diet containing even modest amounts of soy may reduce your sperm production by 50
IDIOT OF THE WEEK:
There's no tie this week. From the ranks of the terminally stupid, a convicted murderer who was executed last week chose to use his last words to implore everyone to vote for Obama. You can't make this stuff up. Poor Obama, another vote lost.
Before I sign off, I include a link to the article that swept the net last week. 'He Ventured Forth To Bring Light To The World' by Gerald Baker. One of the best articles I've ever read. Only trouble is, I couldn't figure out if it was truth or satire.
Till next week, keep smiling,
by Nancy Morgan
Nancy Morgan is a columnist and a news editor for RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina, where she writes "Culture Watch" weekly.
Article may be reprinted with attribution. Bio available on request.