Wednesday, May 12, 2010

News Roundup

A lot has happened over the past few days, and I thought it would be worth reviewing briefly.

The new U.K. government is taking shape, and it's going to have a definite conservative bent.  Hopefully America will follow suit in November.

First, the mainstream media has been strangely silent about it, but Tennessee is literally underwater in one of the worse floods in a very long time.  You can help.

Guess what country just got a 4-year spot on the U.N.'s commission on women's rights?  Iran.  No, I'm not kidding.  It's a sign of just how authentic and beneficial the U.N. has become that one of the members of the women's rights commission also happens to believe that genital mutilation, regular beatings for not wearing a blanket at all times, and honor killings are acceptable.

Another astoundingly inappropriate event happened when it was announced that there are plans to build a mosque at Ground Zero in New York.  That's right, they're going to build a temple and worship center for the religion that sponsored the 9/11 attacks that decimated that patch of ground.  Strangely, liberals don't seem to understand why anyone should have a problem with this.  On a related note, Ann Coulter succinctly points out that Obama's anti-terrorism policy seems to be nothing more than to hope that terrorists are stupid.  Why am I not reassured?

In Europe, the Greek economy is still melting down.  Basically, their long-time socialist nanny state is coming to its logical conclusion: not enough producers, and too many free-riders.  The EU is putting together a bailout package, but we can learn a few things from watching this happen right before our eyes.  First, that it's not so much a failure of a nation as a failure of socialist ideology.  Unfortunately, the problems causing Greece's woes are being replicated here in America, though Greece is much further down that road than we are.  Draw your own conclusion there.  Second, isn't it interesting that even liberals are suggesting that one of the biggest measures Greece can do to get back some fiscal health would be to privatize their universal health care system?  Really?  Then perhaps they should also explain WHY WE SHOULD GO FROM A PRIVATE SYSTEM TO A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM...!!!

*Ahem*  Moving on...

Remember that tiny little $1 trillion dive in the stock market last week?  It may have been economic sabotage.  Or a typo.  Well, no one really knows, but hey, don't worry, 'cause they're pretty sure it won't happen again.  Oh, and by the way, Michelle Obama is warning the youth of America that their life is going to suck in the future.  I'm sure the two aren't related.

Finally, some good news!  Now only 39% would re-elect Barack Obama if the election was held today.

There's my two cents.

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