Culture Watch, Vol. 27
John Edwards has been caught with his pants down. The recipient of the 2007 Father of the Year Award was finally exposed by 'tabloid' National Enquirer as having an affair and allegedly fathering a child as his wife Elizabeth is dying of cancer. Conservatives weren't surprised but some are amazed at the absolute sincerity Edwards evinced as he lied about the affair before he was forced to admit the truth. The old media remained silent as long as they could, until forced by events to actually report the downfall of their golden boy.
The Edwards scandal was a somewhat welcome relief from all Obama, all the time, but the Messiah still got his share of face time before retiring to Hawaii for a week long vacation. Phew. Most notably with his solution to America's energy crisis - inflate your tires. Obama also stated, with a straight face, "for the sake of our economy, our security and the future of our planet, we must end the age of oil." Good grief.
Obama accuses McCain of being in the pocket of big oil, even though Exxon company execs have contributed more to Obama than to McCain. Hmmm.
The Denver City Council has passed an ordinance barring protesters from carrying buckets of feces during the Democratic National Convention. For the second week, Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll reports both candidates are tied at 44% each. In a much needed break from the eternal campaign, the media has turned its focus on:
The Summer Games in Beijing are in full swing. The opening ceremony garnered record ratings for NBC. The smog hanging over Beijing is getting so bad that the International Olympic Committee may have to consider postponing or shifting events.
With the eyes of the world on China, I figured this week's article would deal, once again, with 'China's Dirty Little Secret.' Most Americans would be shocked to know that China has, for years, engaged in the trafficking of organs and other body parts from their executed prisoners. Actually, this practise is not a secret, its just ignored.
On the energy front, the Department of Interior last week published proposed regulations to establish a commercial oil shale program that could result in the addition of up to 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil from lands in the western US.
The price of oil has dropped almost 20% in only three weeks. If the trend continues into September, its possible most of the inflationary spike of the last 12 months will disappear. Cool jeans. Meanwhile, the GOP is continuing their protest against the Democrats absolute refusal to allow a vote on offshore drilling.
'The Obama Nation' has been at the top of the best-seller charts since its release. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's book 'Know Your Power' sold only 2,737 copies in its first week. No wonder Democrats hate and fear the free-market system.
A state appeals court has reversed itself and ruled that parents in California have the right to home-school their own children, even if they don't have a teaching credential. Good thing, too, as the California legislature just approved AB 2567 which calls for an official day of commemoration in all government schools of homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality.
In Iraq, the good news continues. Iraq has resumed oil exploration after a 20-year break. Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr intends to disband his once-feared Mahdi Army militia and remake it as a social services organization. Translation: We whipped his b***. God Bless America. Meanwhile, Iran has decided to scrap death by stoning.
Publisher Random House has pulled a novel about the Prophet Mohammed's child bride (experts differ as to whether she was 8 or 10 years old) fearing the book 'could incite acts of violence.' In response to this blatant appeasement, RightBias.com has decided to feature Muslim Cartoon Week all this week. Because we can. Hope you check it out and forward to your friends.
Greyhound has scrapped an ad campaign that extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel after one of their passengers decapitated a fellow passenger and proceeded to eat him. Animal rights fanatics PETA jumped on this story and posted an ad on its website comparing this horrific beheading to how humans kill animals for food. Yech.Institute for Internet Addiction Recovery and a death row inmate scheduled for execution says he's too fat to be put to death.
An astute stamp collector recently discovered that one of the Old Glorys in the U.S. postal Service's "Flags 24/7" series appears to have 14 stripes. Oh, lest I forget, the Post Office had a net loss of more than a billion dollars in the third quarter of this fiscal year. That's our money they're talking about. Sigh.
Chicago has been voted the worst nanny state in the U.S. - the city with the most stringent regulations interfering with the exercise of personal freedoms. Hey, isn't that where Obama is from?
Airlines are set to cut 60 million seats by years end and Forbes has come out with their list of the fastest dying cities.
IDIOT OF THE WEEK:
Again, a tie. First place has to go to another Father of the Year - a Gulf Coast man who was charged with murder after he said he gave his 15 year-old son powerful prescription drugs because he wanted the boy to know "how to party right."
Second place goes to the idiot that confessed to a 7 year-old murder on a national radio show. Ah, the eternal quest for those fleeting 15 minutes.
Till next Monday, keep smiling,
by Nancy Morgan
Get Culture Watch delivered to your mailbox.
Sign up here.