“Good news” is a very subjective term.
Some people regard the slight uptick in Barack Hussein Obama’s job approval ratings as a positive, others perceive it as ominous for the next election. Some consider unfortunate Tuesday’s Pentagon announcement that troops returning from Iraq won’t be honored with parades as per custom at the end of a war, others applaud the decision since they don’t like wars or soldiers.
What’s good and what’s bad often depends on one’s perspective.
However, though there are inevitably those who can find dark clouds on bright, sunny days and evil in virtue, various developments over recent weeks must be interpreted as positive–unless you’re a Muslim, a leftist, a misanthrope, or a sorry combination of all three.
For example, few Americans would see an American corporation standing up for American values as a negative. Even fewer would consider a decrease in a state’s unemployment numbers as anything but a sign of improving times. Virtually no one would deny saving children from an ugly fate is an act of true Christian charity.
Earlier this month, the Mooresville, North Carolina-headquartered home improvement chain Lowes home met with widespread criticism for yanking its advertising dollars from TLC’s “All-American Muslim,” apparently feeling the show was not representative of Muslims in America or of Islamic beliefs in Sharia law.
Muslims and leftist Democrat politicians ripped Lowes’ decision as a “shameful” reaction to intolerant “fringe” agitators and organized a boycott of the chain as punishment and to force Lowes to alter its policy.
In a letter to the company, signed by Muslim congressman Keith Ellison and others, the pols accused Lowes of forgetting “what it means to be an American.”
(See “Lowes Lowers Boom on Muslims,” http://bit.ly/rZNoTS.)
It seems the company knows full well what being an American means and “All-American Muslim” didn’t fill the bill.
Lowes stuck to its guns and was rewarded with a “BUYcott” by like-minded shoppers who flocked to its stores. At the same time, Lowes proved to be in the advertising vanguard: Fellow advertisers bailed in droves and ratings for TLC’s distorted view of the true nature and character of Muslims plummeted. (http://bit.ly/rNFGSu)
One small step for Lowes. One giant leap for America.
Late last summer, Alabama began implementation of immigration reforms necessitated by Obamians’ refusal to enforce national immigration law and despite the administration’s efforts to discourage and interfere with Alabama doing the fed job.
Accused of violating everything from civil rights–of illegal aliens–to inflicting untold suffering–on illegal aliens–to ignoring economics in favor of politics, Alabama was following Arizona’s lead by audaciously insisting that applicants for jobs, etc. prove they are legal residents of the country and state.
In addition to the threatened, dire legal consequences of such audacity, progressive pundits and agitators predicted economic catastrophe for Alabamans. To their disappointment, the state has posted employment gains which far surpassed national averages since the new immigration law went into effect.
According to a November 18th report, unemployment rates fell at a record pace in the state, from September’s 9.8% to October’s 9.3%, from 9.9% to 9% in Etowah County, from 8.8% to 8.1% in Marshall county, and from 11.6% to 10.6% in DeKalb county.
The cause of all that good news? That same catastrophic immigration law which made jobs available to citizens and legal aliens who, we have been told by progressives for years, would absolutely never take those jobs.
The State of Alabama isn’t crowing much over outing the feds and the left as fools and liars and telling the president to stick those numbers in his hat, but it should.
Finally, from the usually sparse good news department comes this tidbit from ABCNews.com, a network which is usually engaged in presenting the opposite, and covering for Barack Obama. (Ever see any ABC reference Obama gaffes like “57 states,” “corpsemen,” or Hawaii’s location in Asia?)
Some positive stories cry out for exposure, even on ABC, and the Kecia and Kris Cox’s story is one of them.
In a piece titled, “Hidden Angels: American Families Saving Children With Down Syndrome,” ABC demonstrated it can occasionally depart from its cover-up Obama agenda and relate a story of good, Sarah Palinesque Americans.
The U.S.S.R. may have changed its name and lost half its territory but even in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine they can’t change their spots. The disabled are hidden away and Down syndrome babies are typically relegated to live out their lives neglected in adult mental institutions.
The month before Kecia and Kris’ third daughter was born with Down syndrome in 2007, Kareen was born prematurely with the same incurable malady in a Donetsk, Ukraine hospital. Unlike Sarah Palin who welcomed and cherished her Down Syndrome baby, Trig, Kareen’s birth mother soon abandoned her.
At four, Kareen was scheduled to be shuffled off to spend the rest of her days with the insane when Kecia Cox saw her photo on the website, Reece’s Rainbow, an organization which places disabled kids with U.S. families.
Kecia and Kris fell in love with Kareen last Christmas and literally saved the child’s life.
The Utah couple struggled to raise the $30,000 needed to adopt her, set off on a 32-day mission to accomplish their goal, and finally brought their new daughter home. She became a United States citizen in June and now has a future bright with promise. More importantly, she has a future.
(Read the entire sad Mia Kareen Cox saga with a happy ending here http://abcn.ws/rADAaH.)
Although noteworthy, Lowes’ pulling its ads from TLC’s misrepresentative “All-American Muslim” unreality show and Alabama’s teaching the federal government a thing or two about economics and legal employment pale in comparison to the lesson of virtue and selflessness taught by Kecia and Kris Cox.
There is a ton of good news out there in America. We need only scratch the mainstream news veneer to find it.