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Culture Watch: October 27 2008

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Culture Watch
by Nancy Morgan

October 27, 2008

Profiles in wishful thinking continue, with New York Magazine joining the rest of the media in declaring Obama the winner ahead of the elections.

This, despite serious questions about Obama's US citizenship status and the emergence of a new videotape of Obama talking about breaking free of the “constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution” and in so doing, achieve “social justice” through “redistributive change.” Sounds like socialism to me. Despite non-stop obamamania, there remains plenty of:

A new ATI-News/Zogby poll shows a clear majority of undecided voters disagree with Obama’s plan for wealth redistribution in America. Another poll shows that you can't fool all of the people all of the time as Congress hits a measly 9% job approval rating.
The average retail price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States plunged more steeply than ever over the last two weeks. Terrorists are panicking as the price of oil continues to plunge, putting a huge dent in their jihad budgets. I'm smiling.

The New York Times is reaping what they sow, as their credit rating was just downgraded to junk status. And Oliver Stone's movie, "W" has tanked, big time.


Crystal Magnum, the stripper responsible for the false accusations against the three Duke lacrosse players is now in Durham, promoting her new book. Inquiring minds want to know why this twit isn't in jail.

In Britain, lawmakers have backed human-embryo research. Also, London buses may soon be plastered with ads proclaiming "There's probably no God" if an atheist group gets its way.

A Japanese woman's sudden divorce from her online husband in a virtual game world made her so angry that she logged on and killed his digital persona. She has actually been arrested. As Thomas Sowell asked, 'Is Reality Optional?'
Meanwhile, a Wisconsin pastor has been charged with felony physical abuse of a child after he spanked his 12 year-old son.

A McCain campaign worker has confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B into her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. Usually, its liberals who go to such lengths to become victims. Go figure.


In a worrying sign of how much anti-semitism is creeping back into mainstream American culture, students at a suburban St. Louis middle school last week held "Hit A Jew Day." Also in St. Louis, the Health Department established an HIV testing center at a high school after discovering that as many as 50 teenagers may have been exposed to the virus.

Despite incidents like this, government schools continue to actively promote homosexuality. The latest being a "Coming Out Day" being held at a government elementary school. Parents were not informed.

Just 14% of the stories about John McCain, from the conventions through the final presidential debate, were positive in tone. Why am I not surprised? The media bias in favor of Obama is, however, increasingly apparent to Joe six-pack. A new survey indicates, by a margin of 70% to 9%, Americans say most journalists want to see Obama win.
Bill O'Reilly has re-upped with Fox News. Now, viewers can love and/or hate him for four more years. Cool jeans.


In a blatant appeal to your prurient side, I include a new Victoria's Secret bra. Valued at $5 million, the bra is adorned with 3,575 black diamonds, 34 rubies and 117 one carat round diamonds.

If you're a sensitive soul, easily offended, I have good news. Scientists say it may one day be possible to erase undesirable memories from the brain, selectively and safely. Whoa. Good news also for all the beer drinkers out there. A team of researchers is working to create a beer that could fight cancer and heart disease.

On the other hand, it has been found that half of American doctors regularly give patients placebos instead of the real deal. Not to worry, it appears the placebos work just as well.


People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, PETA, again tops the list. They have proposed fish be renamed 'sea-kittens.' Banking, I suppose, on one's natural aversion to eating their pet kitten. Do people still donate to this ludicrous organization?

For more idiots, log onto There are so many idiots that we've launched a weekly 'Idiots Of The Week Awards.'


Till next week, keep smiling,
by Nancy Morgan

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