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Climate Crisis = Logic Crisis
"The hypothesis has been rewritten, once again. Now we have a "climate crisis." Long term global warming is causing short term global cooling that will, eventually, result in long term global warming. Really. That is the new hypothesis." 
"Nobel Prize values"? "Rumors swirl, but a Swedish prosecutor will only confirm a 'preliminary investigation' into allegations that pharma giant AstraZeneca fixed the Nobels for financial gain" concerning the Nobel Prize for Medicine this year, which was given to a claim of "human papilloma viruses causing cervical cancer," thereby promoting an HPV Vaccine.
Breaking his word and caving into the homosexual agenda, California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a legal brief claiming the measure that amended the California Constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman is itself unconstitutional and should be overruled. Proposition 8 supporters responded, "For this court to rule otherwise would be to tear asunder a lavish body of jurisprudence." "That body of decisional law commands judges — as servants of the people — to bow to the will of those whom they serve — even if the substantive result of what people have wrought in constitution-amending is deemed unenlightened." 
A bailout deal has been reached with the auto industry that includes partial nationalization, and raiding of prior bailout for the financial industry. "House GOP leader John Boehner of Ohio called the deal 'disappointing news' and said that by using funds initially approved for the financial industry, 'Washington has failed both autoworkers and taxpayers.'"
More wrongdoing inspired by Obama's campaign: Ohio "Gov. Ted Strickland suspended [Department of Job and Family Services Director] Jones-Kelley for a month without pay after the Ohio Inspector General's office found in November that she improperly used state computers to find personal information on ['Joe the Plumber']. The investigation also found that she conducted improper political fundraising activity for now President-elect Barack Obama." "Two top-level members of Jones-Kelley's staff also will be leaving the department, said agency spokeswoman Scarlett Bouder."
The Bush Administration issues the Conscience Rule, which protects pro-life physicians, pharmacists and other caregivers against discrimination. Pro-abortion types want to impose their "choice" on others, and demand that the new Obama Administration to somehow overturn these regulations. For biased liberal stories, see . The new anti-discrimination regulations are here.
The world's largest American History course for teenagers (66 students) held our Christmas Party Thursday afternoon. The class nominated the most influential people in American History, and these nominees were "seconded" in parliamentary style:
Who won? Whom would you pick? The winner is here.
Conservative leader Paul Weyrich, who coined the phrase "moral majority" and helped turn social conservatives into a powerful force in the Republican Party, died Thursday. Weyrich's death was announced by the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that he had helped to create.  .
Michelle Malkin: The Democratic Culture of Corruption 
The Taint of Scandal Envelops Democrats 
It's the Democrats' turn to cope with scandals 
Media Forgets That Wall Street Rip Off Artist is BIG Democrat Donor 
More global warming bias:
- "Scientists skeptical of the assertion that climate change is the result of man's activites are criticizing a recent Associated Press report on global warming, calling it 'irrational hysteria,' 'horrifically bad' and 'incredibly biased.'" 
A former student of Rhode Island College is suing the school for discrimination. William Felkner charges he was persecuted by the "liberal political machine" for being conservative and for countering the school's "progressive" liberal agenda. 
Arsonists set fire to the church attended by Sarah Palin in Wasilla, Alaska, while five women were inside. Mercifully, no one was injured, but the fire caused one million dollars in damages.   
Fundraising for smears: Wikipedia, which offers no courses, seeks public donations while it continues to try to scare people away from Conservapedia, which offers free courses that have been helping many teenagers. See Bias in Wikipedia point 1 and Conservapedia:Index.
Here's a typically liberal approach: demand judicial activism: "In an unprecedented move, the Illinois attorney general asked the state's highest court Friday to strip scandal-plagued Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his powers."
Two special congressional races in Louisiana resulted in two big pro-life victories. "As the dust settled over the weekend, pro-life candidates won both seats with Republican Anh 'Joseph' Cao pulling an upset victory - 49.6 percent to 46.8 percent - to oust Mr. Jefferson and with Republican John Flemming narrowly defeating his Democratic challenger in the race to fill Mr. McCrery's seat."
"The world has never seen such freezing heat." Read in that Telegraph article how bloggers exposed a central falsehood claimed by one of Al Gore's government-paid global warming allies at a recent international conference.
The Democratic Governor of Illinois has been arrested on accusations by the United States of trying "to sell Obama Senate seat."
There were five candidates for the seat, and Obama wanted "Senate Candidate 1." "Obama will have to explain what he knew about these discussions." 
People for the Ethical Treatment of Plants and Rivers
"Wild Law - a concept that acknowledges that the elements of nature have rights and that humans exist on an equal plane with other members of the "Earth Community" - is gaining acceptance... Clearly, the phenomenon of nature rights denies the intrinsic value of man created in God's image enshrined in Judeo-Christian values. Giving equal rights to nature diminishes the meaning of human life and punishes man for cultivating the environment for his benefit. Nature rights could potentially mean the end of economic prosperity, human starvation, reduced energy production and a planet that practices an anti-humanist philosophy of existence." 
- What's next, protection for Greek nymphs?
The Tribune Co., which owns the liberal Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and Baltimore Sun, just filed for bankruptcy. "Tribune listed assets of $7.6 billion and debts of $12.9 billion." The New York Times, which was reported in 2000 to sometimes have 3/4 of its front page meeting staff be "not so closeted homosexuals", "plans to borrow up to $225 million against its mid-Manhattan headquarters building, to ease a potential cash flow squeeze as the company grapples with tighter credit and shrinking profits."
The Yale Daily News cites Conservapedia as an example of "user-generated content" that "needs to be taken more seriously by the regular media in order to remain relevant", although it also warns of a "tendency toward groupthink". 
Separately, colleges may be having trouble remaining relevant themselves, as endowments are falling by up to 30% and families can no longer afford the tuition in this economic downturn.
Wikipedia's images of nudity finally result in a backlash in the U.K., with a controversial Virgin Killer album cover causing access to the site starting to be denied. What took so long? A large percentage of Wikipedia users are teenagers and its sexual content is a key part of web traffic.
Sunday commemorated the Attack on Pearl Harbor, and Conservapedia pauses to remember the victims. Barack Obama, displaying how little he knows or cares about American history, erroneously described it as "the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor."
"Romania removes theory of evolution from school curriculum." The former communist country has become more free than the United States on this issue! In recent years, the idea that the evolutionary position be taught in a more objective and critical manner has had some victories and momentum in the United States. Expect more momentum in the future after Conservapedia and creation science/creationist organizations become more assertive, bold, and active on the internet in 2009!
In the name of liberal political correctness, associate provost of the university libraries for University of North Carolina Sarah Michalak says celebrating Christmas is insulting to others, “It doesn't seem right to celebrate one particular set of customs.” So this year, no Christmas trees will be on display. Wake up America, the abuse of freedom ultimately leads to the downfall of freedom. 
Chuck Norris at Human Events points out that significant progress has been made in Iraq, with this poignant quote: "With another Pearl Harbor anniversary approaching and in a Christmas season when the sacrifice of our troops is accentuated by their absence from loved ones, it's fitting to honor, not overlook, those who fight for freedom." This progress, of course, will go unnoticed to Barack Hussein Obama, who's pledged to withdraw troops within a year and a half of taking office.
National Parks to Allow Right-to-Carry
“Today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior brings clarity and uniformity for law-abiding gun owners visiting our national parks,” said NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox. “We are pleased that the Interior Department recognizes the right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families while enjoying America's National Parks and wildlife refuges.” 
"A group of Washington residents have filed a lawsuit with the state Supreme Court asking the state's votes for President-elect Barack Obama be set aside. James E. Broe of King County and 12 others claim Obama never established that he is a natural-born American citizen as required by the Constitution, and that Obama ran under a false name." 
"A college student posing as a pregnant 13-year old was told at a Planned Parenthood clinic to lie about the age of her baby's father to skirt Indiana laws on parental consent for abortion and on reporting child sex abuse."  
"His centrist appointments are a smokescreen; they co-opt the moderate center, but he's still the commander in chief. Even Lenin would be impressed!" says Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd, in praising Obama's feigning of his centrist position: 
More evidence that liberalism is a mental disorder: leftist, Bush-hating granny is suing the military for the cost of her plane ticket to Kuwait and other expenses, despite the fact that after she was told her embeded position was cancelled, she went on the trip anyway, hoping the military would change their minds. 
False pride and the liberal imagination
"It comes down to taking credit for all things the media call good, and denying any responsibility for anything considered bad. In the Dead Sea Scrolls it was the Children of Light against the Children of Darkness. False pride makes the Left go round." 
Historic Progress in Iraq
"The barbarism in Mumbai and the economic crisis at home have largely overshadowed an otherwise singular event: the ratification of military and strategic cooperation agreements between Iraq and the United States." 
Over 300 religious, political, and civil society leaders gathered at the United Nations Headquarters in New York December 2 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and also to consider how best to respond to the new wave of human rights violations around the world. The event was sponsored by the Permanent Missions of four nations: Guinea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nepal and coordinated by the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Office of UN Relations. 
Saxby's Win: 08's Most Intellectually Pure Contest
"For all of the talk about "bi-partisanship [sic]," the Georgia Senate run-off was nothing if not blatantly partisan. It was, simply, ALL about the party, and by extention [sic], was the most intellectually sound and pure election in all of the 2008 cycle." 
Barack Obama already breaks a campaign promise. He "pledged that 'no political appointees in an Obama administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years.'" Obama picked Tom Daschle to head HHS, and "Mr. Daschle's work since leaving the Senate four years ago [included being] a board member of the Mayo Clinic and a highly paid adviser to health care clients at the law and lobbying firm Alston & Bird." Daschle's wife is also a lobbyist for health care companies.
Silence 'deafening' over murder by homosexual 
"Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, says it is ironic that homosexuals used the murder ten years ago of Matthew Shepherd [sic] to push for hate crimes laws -- yet remain largely silent about the murder of Jason Shephard."
Senator Saxby Chambliss, the incumbent Republican from Georgia has officially won re-election to the Senate. This win prevents Democrats from gaining a 60-seat filibuster-proof majority. The last remaining open Senate seat is in Minnesota where a recount is in progress. 
The ultra-liberal L.A. Times urges Barack Obama to use his "common Muslim" middle name when he takes his oath. Why would liberals make this odd request?? No one cared whether George W. Bush used his middle name or not.
An ugly attack on Mormons: 
"The religious group has been the target of a campaign by liberal supporters of same-sex marriage. ... Mormons are the most vulnerable of the culturally conservative religious denominations and therefore the easiest targets for an organized campaign against religious freedom of conscience."
When the Warmest in History Isn't: 
"When it comes to global warming, newspapers play up stories that reinforce the prevalent the-sky-is-falling belief that global warming is human-caused and catastrophic. But if a study or scientist does not portend the end of the world as we know it, it rarely rates as news."
Clinton's India ties may complicate Obama policy.
The close ties with India that Secretary of State-nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton forged during her years as a U.S. senator and presidential candidate could complicate diplomatic perceptions of her ability to serve as a neutral broker between India and its nuclear neighbor, Pakistan. 
More "values" from the left, as liberal radio host Ed Schultz groans about not being invited to the White House to urinate on the lawn: 
New Study Shows Direct Link Between Abortion and Mental Health Problems: 
"The research team found induced abortions result in increased risks for a myriad of mental health problems ranging from anxiety to depression to substance abuse disorders."
Second New Study: Mental Health Problems Up 30% For Women Having Abortions: 
Why Rush Limbaugh is a leading American intellectual: 
"The words 'intellect' and 'intellectual' deserve to be rescued from the myth-makers of the Left, which has decided in its amazing arrogance that it really owns those words."
The Improprieties of the Fairness Doctrine: 
"Pelosi and Slaughter may not like the imbalance between conservative and liberal radio programs, but there is little effort by either of them to level out the dominance of liberalism in the print media. Make no mistake about it, re-instituting the Fairness Doctrine is not about fairness. It's about controlling the means to disseminate ideological information."
"Government officials lecturing anyone on ethics, greed or financial responsibility is as laden with irony as the latest appropriations bill is with pork barrel spending ... Congress should just be grateful that, like the fat cat executives that they castigate, their pay is not determined by their performance, and avoid drawing undue attention to the fact with their hypocrisy. " 
"Journalists are inquisitive creatures by nature, constantly asking questions and demanding answers. Loudly. Yet, some questions never seem to be thrown their way. Here are twenty questions I would like to ask the media:" 
Hillary Clinton is agreeing to become Obama's Secretary of State only after Ted Kennedy rejected her request to serve on a key Senate health care subcommittee. "18 million votes doesn't matter in the Senate."
More professor values: "A college economics professor [and head of her department] was arrested on drug charges ... after State Police found 16 marijuana plants growing in her home ... ranging in size from eighteen inches to seven feet."
Self-centered Barack Obama refuses to go to Georgia to campaign for the Democratic Senate candidate. Sarah Palin does campaign for the Republican contender Saxby Chambliss, who is expected to win on Tuesday.
Negligence and greed: a deadly mix on Black Friday
Police said about 2,000 people were gathered outside the Wal-Mart doors before its 5 a.m. opening at a Long Island mall. The impatient crowd knocked the employee to the ground as he opened the doors, leaving a metal portion of the frame crumpled like an accordion. Witnesses said that even as the worker lay on the ground, shoppers streamed into the store, stepping over him. 
Advocacy journalists step on the truth
For people on the left, the purpose of news reporting is not to report news as objectively as possible but to promote social justice and the social transformation of society. See "Why Reporters -- and Judges and Professors -- Are Biased" - Dennis Prager. 
US troops kill Taliban commander... in woman's clothing. When women and children were offered safe conduct from a surrounded house, one "woman" in burqa started an attack and was discovered to be a man. read more here
Liberals Angry Over Obama Keeping Gates as Pentagon Chief 
A liberal blogger says the message sent by the selection of Gates undermines Democrats. "The message would be clear," he writes in his blog. "Even Democrats agree that Democrats can't run the military."
Democratic consultant Bob Beckel told FOX News that objections from liberals over Obama's Cabinet selections isn't all bad. Beckel says Obama needs experience from the last Democratic White House - "If he went to a Democratic administration before that, he'd have to go to the nursing home." 
Conservative Party MP and Shadow Minister Damian Green embarrassed Britain's Socialist government by revealing its lies and blunders over immigration policy once too often - so they had him arrested and held incommunicado for nine hours. So much for the respect of liberals and leftists for freedom and democracy. 
"Two Americans from Virginia are among those killed in the attacks on Mumbai, India. ... Meanwhile, the bodies of five hostages have been found at a Jewish center and fighting continues at the Taj Mahal hotel."
Liberalism Never Sleeps 
"And if ever there was a company that didn't deserve a bailout, it's Citigroup, a Big Government lovers' bank that funds just about every trendy left-wing cause in America.
"A gun battle broke out early Friday between government soldiers in a helicopter and terrorists holed up in a Mumbai Jewish center. Forces are also trying to find gunmen thought to be in two luxury hotels, more than a day after 125 people were reported killed in several coordinated attacks."
December 3Happy Thanksgiving!
The Congress of 1789 had asked of President George Washington to “recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging, with grateful hearts, the many signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a Constitution of government for their safety and happiness.” George Washington complied. Read his proclamation
Is Mein Kampus a more descriptive term for many colleges in America today? Our colleges have adopted the same attitude toward intellectual inquiry and scholarly objectivity that plagued colleges in the Soviet Union and in Nazi Germany. 
Further evidence that the homosexual agenda threatens a free society is demonstrated by the continued assault by homosexual bigots against many churches, including "Forty to 50 signs supporting Proposition 8 were found arranged in the form of a swastika on the front lawn of a Roman Catholic church."
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is close to finalizing an agreement to remain at the Pentagon for at least the first year of Barack Obama's presidency, creating an appearance of bipartisanship, according to Democrats familiar with the negotiations. 
In fact, Gates is a registered independent who was favored more by Democrats than Republicans at his confirmation hearing in 2006. Conservative Rick Santorum even voted against his confirmation because he is so soft on Islamic aggression, and Obama may favor him for that reason.
More professor values: While ostensibly appearing to be conservative, a faculty adviser of a conservative student group at Texas A&M told the press he was "ashamed beyond words" at the group's criticisms of Obama's adviser Bill Ayers, an unrepentant former bomb-maker. But the professor omitted admitting that he has had an "Obama for President" sign in his front yard. 
The professor's phony invocation of shame fits point #44 of liberal style.
Message to evolutionist Richard Dawkins: Do you still stand by these absurd and shameful statements of yours: “What’s to prevent us from saying Hitler wasn’t right? I mean, that is a genuinely difficult question."? Conservapedia wishes to inform you that the horrendous and barbarous acts done by Hitler are not difficult to condemn as being utterly wrong.
When science starts to point to God, for a supernatural explanation of what was once thought "purely natural," atheists abandon science and retreat to their bankrupt philosophy. Dinesh D'Souza sums up the profound disquiet in scientific circles, the excuses some of them make to avoid admitting that there is a God after all, and more. 
Judicial Excess On The Left 
"Before the election, the media were full of warnings about the scary things that conservative justices and judges appointed by Republican John McCain might do. Barack Obama and his advisers should now reflect on scary things that the judges demanded by his liberal base might do."
The UAW Union has significantly contributed to the economic demise of Detroit automakers. As Congress listens to CEO requests for $25 billion in government aid, Ron Gettelfinger, UAW President, says the labor union will not be making any concessions. It is business as usual for the union worker, many getting paid even when not working. As the future of the Big Three automakers remains bleak, the UAW response is little more than kicking you while on the ropes. 
"Political correctness is a façade constructed in opposition to reality and sold as 'tolerance.' ... we must remember that political correctness is a debilitating disease, a cancer, that has stolen not only our courage but innumerable elections by making us too weak to fight and too unwilling to care." 
Hollywood's Ridiculous Lawyers 
"Barack Obama will soon be president, and Hollywood's heavy investment in his presidential campaign will surely pay great dividends in moral laxity at the FCC and silence in Obama's liberal bully pulpit... Once 'tolerance' is assumed, inundation follows."
Britain takes a tougher stand against forced marriage 
"Britain's Forced Marriages Unit (FMU)...says 65 percent of its known cases involve Pakistan. Distinct from mutually-accepted arranged marriages, forced marriages have led to suicides and "honour killing" murders in Britain, shocking a nation widely deemed to have successfully absorbed immigrant cultures... Whatever the reason and whatever the community, 'cultural sensitivity' must never be used as an excuse for moral blindness."
What Went Wrong? Well, it wasn’t conservatism. 
"Remedy? Run as a true conservative, energize the base, and out-debate and outthink your liberal opponents. The challenge is not to water down the conservative message, but to beef it up, even while making it more persuasive to those who are skeptical."