September 1, 2008
For anyone not sure of the difference between liberals and conservatives, last week provided a priceless example. On the eve of Obama's coronation acceptance speech, the McCain camp released a lovely commercial of congratulations and considerately kept their much awaited VP choice under wraps so Obama could have his moment. Well done, McCain.
Last week, as usual, was filled with news of the Messiah. The Dems held their convention and anointed Obama their pick for president. The convention was long on visuals and short on details. Hillary pretended to be gracious, Obama pretended to be humble, and the media pretended to believe them. A good time was had by all.
After 18 long, predictable months of political maneuvering, hot air and empty rhetoric, the eternal presidential race finally got real. Her name is Sarah Palin. The difference between Sarah and Hillary is profound. (See: Hillary Vs Sarah) The left and the media are already accusing her of faking her last pregnancy. Lovely.
Regarding pregnancies, Gov. Palin and her husband just released a written statement stating that her 17 year-old daughter is pregnant.
American flags end up in the trash after Dem convention
The Dem's 'greenest convention in history' finally wrapped up. Idling SUVs and Lear jets have departed but the trash remains. Dems showed they are unaware of the proper etiquette for disposing of flags as all US flags ended up in the trashbin. For more of the same, just elect Obama.
Meanwhile, Democrats are crying crocodile tears as Hurricane Gustav forces the GOP to postpone their convention.
What happens if we win a war and nobody reports it? That's the question as our media continue to ignore the historic accomplishments our fighting men in Iraq. Gen. Petraeus has submitted his initial recommendation on when to withdraw troops and at what pace, and just today, the US military handed over Anbar Province to Iraqi control. Remember Anbar? The [formerly] most violent arena of the war.
Meanwhile, Iraq's tourism board is looking for investors to develop a romantic island in the heart of Baghdad as Baghdad's 'Honeymoon Isle' and the city of Najaf is experiencing a boom in land prices and new businesses. The new airport hasn't hurt.
MORE GOOD NEWS:
Right in the middle of the Democrat convention came the news that US GDP grew by 3.3% in the second quarter, far surpassing the initial estimate of 1.9% released last week. Translation: We're no where near a recession.
Hundreds of applicants lined up to take 'those jobs Americans won't do' after ICE raided a plant in Jones County and succeeded in creating a few job openings.
The Bible will be required to be taught in Texas schools under a new law that has been clarified by the state attorney general to mean exactly what it says. Israel is getting ready to make the Dead Sea Scrolls available on the internet.
The Mexican Supreme Court has upheld legal abortion. In the UK, crisis pregnancy centers, as well as doctors and midwives may be subject to prosecution and a two year jail sentence if they convince a woman to forego an abortion. Also in the UK: 'environmental volunteers' will be encouraged to spy on their neighbors and families. Amazing what one can get away with under the slogan of protecting Mother Earth.
Deaths are expected to outnumber births in the EU as soon as 2015, when migration will be the only source of population growth. This is called a self-inflicted demographic disaster.
A Pakistan Senator defended the recent incident of burying alive three teenage girls and two women in his province, saying it was part of “our tribal custom.” Still think all cultures are equal?
Right here in the USA, a Connecticut baseball team with a phenomenal 9-year-old pitcher has been disqualified because its team is too good.
Speaking of a race to the bottom, 'Cold Cash Jefferson,' the indicted legislator caught with $90K in his freezer, has decided to run for a 10th term. The John Edwards scandal hasn't affected the Breck Girl's speaking fee. In fact, he's raised his fee on next month's 'Two Americas' speech to $65,000.
From the files of higher education, Iowa Community College President Robert Paxton was paid $400,000 for his resignation when this photo surfaced of him embracing his inner self on the Fourth of July. According to newly released results, it appears SAT scores have remained at the lowest level in nearly a decade.
Actor David Duchovny has voluntarily entered a rehabilitation facility for sex addiction. Guess he got caught. Here's hoping his recovery isn't too hard.
Lawyers for disgraced real-estate star, Adam Hochfelder argued that the coke addict and alcoholic must remain free on bail because he's in dire need of nasal surgery. "He's completely blown out his nose," lawyers argued. A judge slapped $1M bail on him anyway.
A British soldier's family is mourning the loss of their pet dog after a dangerous spider bit it to death. Apparently the giant arachnid was unwittingly transported back from Afghanistan in paratrooper Rodney's luggage.
A Nigerian religious leader with 86 wives has accepted an Islamic decree ordering him to divorce all but four of them. Sorry, honey.
IDIOT OF THE WEEK:
Former president Jimmy Carter wins hands down. During his speech at the Dem convention, Carter referred to Obama as "this black boy." You probably heard it here first.
Too delicious to leave out, from the just desserts file: It turns out a portable toilet wasn't the best place to hide when a thief was caught breaking into someone's car. Sometimes life is fair.
Till next Monday, keep smiling,
by Nancy Morgan