China's Olympics, Russia and Obama's Foreign Donors

Culture Watch, vol. 28
Nancy Morgan
August 18, 2008

Finally, a celebrity who earned it. Michael Phelps is demonstrating the best of America as he continues racking up gold medals in the China Olympics. Check out these awesome photos of his split second win.

China, on the other hand, appears to be cheating. The age of their gymnasts is in question, they faked parts of the opening ceremony and the little cutie who sang was apparently lip synching. The actual singer had buck teeth and wasn't cute enough.

Russia chose this time to invade the country of Georgia. Obama lost his 3 AM moment, tepidly calling for restraint on both sides, before he resumed wave surfing in Hawaii. McCain took a tough stand from the get go.
Russia continues to ravage Georgia as we speak. President Saakashvili was forced to accept defeat last Friday as he signed a peace agreement that gives the Russian Army the right to patrol on Georgian soil. Russia continues to strengthen their position, despite claims they are withdrawing their troops. The Russian bear awakens, and he's hungry.

Forget not standing up to Russia, Obama can't even stand up to Hillary. A deal was reached that will allow Hillary's name to be placed in nomination at the upcoming Dem convention. Rep. Loretta Sanchez of California says she’s happy for the chance to vote for Hillary, and she predicts that as many as half of the Democrats in the House could join her. Should be interesting.
Meanwhile, more info reaches the public about the Messiah.

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This photo of Obama’s registration for school in Jakarta documents Barack Obama as Barry Soetoro, nationality as Indonesian and religion as Islam
Obama's registration for school in Jakarta lists his name as Barry Soetoro, his nationality as Indonesian and his religion as Islam. Meanwhile, the Obama camp is going ballistic over Jerome Corsi's new best-seller, 'Obama Nation,' launching an aggressive counteroffensive saying the book is full of lies and innuendoes. As usual, they're a little short on specifics.
The communist party's USA newspaper is endorsing Obama, saying his candidacy represents a "broad multi-class multicultural movement." That about says it all.
Obama will be releasing his third book next month, entitled, 'Change We Can Believe In.' Color me an skeptical. Last but not least, American Thinker has an excellent investigative article, 'Obama's Foreign Donors.' Worth a read. Drip, drip, drip.

Work has finally begun on a border fence after 12 years of planning, environmental reviews and legal challenges. Denver voters passed initiative 100 that will give police authority to seize cars driven by illegal immigrants. Immigrants are returning to Mexico in droves as more business opportunities emerge in Mexico.
NASA data shows Arctic ice is refusing to melt as ordered, in fact the Arctic ice extent was 30% greater in August 2008 than it was one year ago. The chance discovery of the remains of a giant kangaroo casts doubt on the long held theory that climate change was responsible for its demise. Apparently man is the culprit.
A Texas school district may be the first in the nation to allow teachers to pack guns and, the best news of all: California taxpayers may be on the hook for a staggering $388 million judgement. Apparently the state's tax collection agency was judged to have pursued a former taxpayer a little too vigorously.
Voters overwhelmingly believe that 'politicians will break the rules to help people who give them a lot of money,' but, surprisingly, most say that media bias is a bigger problem than campaign cash. Media headlines trumpeted the fact that 47% of Americans believe the government should require all radio and television stations to offer equal amounts of conservative and liberal political commentary i.e.: the 'Fairness Doctrine.' Headlines on RightBias see it another way: 'Majority of Americans Reject Fairness Doctrine.'
News-stand sales of U.S. magazines fell 6.3% in the first half of 2008 and PBS, probably the most liberal network in America, will present a program this fall that says the Old Testament is a bunch of made-up stories that never happened. They report, they decide.

A surfer in New Smyrna Beach was caught paddling frantically after spotting a shark closing in on him

The family of a gay teenager who was fatally shot in class blames the school district for allowing their son to wear makeup and feminine clothing to school. Ellen Degeneres married her girlfriend last weekend.
A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution.
New census figures show whites will be the minority by 2042. Does that mean whites will start getting preferential treatment and won't be held accountable for their actions? Inquiring minds want to know.

Scientists claim that a bias towards beauty over intelligence is human nature. Duh. Scientists have also come up with a pill that blocks the buzz brought on by a drink of alcohol. Physiologists analyzing obesity, heart disease and diabetes have found that the act of sitting shuts down the circulation of a fat-absorbing enzyme called lipase. Conclusion: Get off your butt!
In a potential setback to wind power, new research shows that living near wind turbines can cause sleep disorders, difficulty with equilibrium, headaches and childhood "night terrors." Wonder how the cave men would have dealt with all these newfangled disorders and syndromes.
Women, are you attracted to bad boys? Not to worry, its not your fault. A study by British scientists suggest that taking birth control pills can change a woman's taste in men - to those who are genetically less compatible.

This weeks' award goes to the Swedish wrestler who discarded his bronze medal in protest because he didn't win the gold. This poor sport has been stripped of the award and disqualified from the tournament in Beijing.

Till next Monday, keep smiling,

by Nancy Morgan

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