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July 13

Does Rabbi Shmuley Boteach of the Richard Dawkins vs. Rabbi Boteach debate read Conservapedia? He recently wrote in the Jerusalem Post concerning atheism: "There is no soul to illuminate and no spirit to enliven – just decadent flesh."[1] Rabbi Boteach, are you a fan of Conservapedia's Atheism and obesity article?

Conservapedia's atheism and obesity article was the icing on the cake of its atheism material. Conservapedia does have planned some "pièce de résistance" material unrelated to the subject of atheism and obesity that it is going to add to its atheism article. Please stay tuned for future developments.


Ravaged by liberal policies -- including same-sex marriage -- Portugal sees its debt rating downgraded by Moody's by four levels, to a rating similar to that of junk bonds. [2]


Conservatism tends to create a more job friendly environment and liberalism tends to create a more job killing environment.[3] Look at the bright red colored California and New York states HERE - they clearly need a job loss tourniquet to stop the flow of jobs leaving their states.

In addition, apparently God fearing North Dakotans are still smarter than Oregon atheists.[4]


NOT GUILTY: That's the jury verdict for Casey Anthony on most charges. [5]


"The Blessings of Freedom - and Friendship," by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. A reminder that America and Israel share a common cause: [6]


India's health minister tells the truth and liberals condemn the message: Homosexuality is "unnatural". United Nations appalled, Gay rights organizations demand apologies. [7]

India did not become one of the most populous nations on earth through having a lot of "gay pride" parades.[8] India with its strong family values is experiencing strong GDP growth.[9] Why kill it with liberalism?


The Jerusalem Post declares Godlessness has doomed Britain.[10]. Britain would be a better place if more Britons read this article on atheism.


Despite America being trillions in debt, NASA continues to look for earth like planets and maintains web material on this matter paid for with the U.S. taxpayers dime. [11][12]

Here is an acid test for determining the existence of intelligent life in a given area. When you are funded by and part of an organization that is colossally in debt and at risk of default, stop spending money on luxuries.[13] Apparently, there is no intelligent life at NASA headquarters.


Perhaps out of desperation amid the backlash against liberal teachers' unions, the National Education Association endorses Obama for president a year early -- with nearly a 10% drop in support for him compared with 2008. [14]


The two New Jersey men suing against the healthcare reform bill respond directly to the latest ruling from the Sixth Circuit.[15]


"CIA halts drone launches from Pakistan base... The drone program has become increasingly controversial as the Nobel peace prize administration has expanded its use beyond the Afghanistan and Iraq wars." [16]


The Minnesota zoo reopens without subsidies from the government that is shut down there. [17] The zoo needed a special court order to reopen, presumably because the Democratic governor did not want people to enjoy the zoo during the shutdown.


"Fourth of July turns kids into Republicans," according to a Harvard study: "Our estimates are significant: one Fourth of July without rain before age 18 raises the likelihood of identifying as a Republican by 2 percent and voting for the Republican candidate by 4 percent." [18]


Michele Bachmann came by her conservative beliefs—and Republican affiliation—honestly, after personal experience. Read here about her summer on kibbutz in post-Yom Kippur War Israel, and her disillusionment with Jimmy Carter.[19]


After the "Gabby" Giffords shooting, Democrats called for civility. New Jersey's Democratic Senate President Stephen Sweeney didn't get the message. He spoke of Chris Christie's budget and said,
"I wanted to punch him in his head." [20]


"North Korea has shut down its universities for the next 10 months and sent students to work in factories, agriculture and the construction sector as it struggles to rebuild its economy." [21] How about expanding this program to include the communists in American universities too!


The conflict in Libya has halted oil exports from that country, helping push up world oil prices to over $110 per barrel. [22] But Obama does not care!


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: 20 years of principled decision-making on the High Court, and yet the lamestream media are still whining about him. [23]


Michele Bachmann, the queen of Republican fundraising, will release her campaign finances on July 15, 2011.[24][25][26] Will she bring down the RINO Mitt Romney with blasts of: Tea Party small donations, anti-global warming donations and pro-Israel donations?


In the United States Republican primary the conservative Michele Bachmann is surging in popularity and now trails the RINO Mitt Romney by only 1% in a Iowa poll.[27]

America needs a fiscal conservative who is willing to swing a budget axe with Carry Nation like fury and put to death useless and low performing federal departments and programs.


"Why doesn’t Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez get cancer treatment at home?" Answer: the communist dictator "governed badly, giving away our riches to other countries. You can die in a hospital here," one Venezuelan citizen observes. [28]


Victory against liberal censorship: Florida school district tosses draconian ACLU prayer ban into the trash can where it belongs. "We are pleased that freedom has been restored to Santa Rose County," said Mathew D. Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel and dean of Liberty University School of Law. "It is appropriate to celebrate these restored freedoms as America celebrates Independence Day. From the beginning we contended that this consent decree went too far and swallowed up the rights of teachers, staff, students and members of the community. The Constitution is not some relic that can be discarded at will."[29]


The conservative website Patriot Update is backing the pro-free market and pro-Israel Michele Bachmann for president.[30]


After decades of Keynesian economics failure, the popular moderate/liberal economics writer, Robert J. Samuelson, can only bring himself to saying that Keynesian economics might be wrong plus he throws out the wishful notion that the developing world might bail out the developed world.[31]

The truth is that conservative Austrian economists predicated the current economic crises and conservative economics offers the fastest way out of this crises.[32][33] History tells us that it's time to swing the Federal government budget axe and lower incomes taxes to spur economic activity and actually increase the total amount of taxes collected. [34][35]


Federal government corporation with teeth/authority and fast track authority to swing the budget axe is proposed.[36]


U.S. lawmakers are reluctant to: eliminate useless or luxury Federal government departments and programs (such as the Department of Education, NASA, PBS, the Smithsonian Institution); slash the bloated military budget; sell a significant amount of government land and slash generous federal government employee salaries. Big spending lawmakers now claim it is impossible to make a budget deal and prevent a government debt default by August 2, 2011.[37]


Barack Hussein Obama has been worried about not being a natural born citizen for years. And his activity shows it.[38]


US Secretary of State says " Libyan leader's warning that he will attack Europe will not deter NATO or affect its air campaign." [39]
Anybody talking peace deal at the UN?


"Deficit battle shaping up as GOP victory. Regardless of any tax concessions President Obama achieves, the end result would favor Republican goals of cutting spending and government services." [40]


A Catholic bishop bans New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislators who passed same-sex marriage from participating in Catholic school and parish events. They are not "to speak or be present at any parish or school celebration." [41] Guess what, liberals: churches have rights too.


The website for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights is down due to the government shutdown there. [42] How did anyone happen to notice???'


SHUTDOWN in Minnesota! Conservatives there -- unlike the pansies in Congress -- stand up to liberals. The Minnesota government is closed. [43]


A new declaration for the times: restoration of liberty. Based on the Declaration of Independence.[44]


Marco Rubio is disappointed in the President's speech: “It’s class warfare, and it’s the kind of language that you would expect from the leader of a third world country, not the President of the United States.” [45]


Strauss-Kahn could re-enter the French 2012 presidential race. He was released without bail. [46]


"Gallup: Obama's Approval Hits All-Time Low Among Poor, Is Highest Among Rich." [47]


"Strauss-Kahn Case Seen as in Jeopardy Doubts raised over veracity of accuser, officials say. Since her initial allegation on May 14, the accuser has repeatedly lied... Among the discoveries, one of the officials said, are issues involving the asylum application of the 32-year-old housekeeper, who is Guinean, and possible links to criminal activities, including drug dealing and money laundering." [48] A failed "set up"?


Independence Day is a conservative day. Even Harvard University agrees![49]


Rush Limbaugh: "We Americans are not perfect, but one thing we did that we will pay for for decades to come, and our children and grandchildren will pay for, is the election of a man to the presidency who is historic in the sense of his ignorance, his stubbornness, his incompetence and his contempt for the American system." [50]


For the last two-and-a-half weeks in the Tahoe area of California, temperatures have been colder than normal, often nearly 30 degrees below average. [51] Yet barely a word about this in the lamestream media.


"Foreign military intervention has caused massive suffering in Africa, the African Union's current chairman said Thursday in a message that is being seen as a jab at the NATO airstrikes in Libya. Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who is the president of Equatorial Guinea, also blamed outside "agents" for sparking pro-democracy demonstrations in countries across Africa including his own." [52] But the Lords of War won't hear... they will kill more innocent people here and there.


The end of social media -- and its effect on lowering grades and breaking up marriages -- has begun: MySpace, bought for $580 million in 2005 and valued at $12 billion in 2007, has been sold for a paltry $35 million. [53] Is liberal Facebook next?


New Jersey's Legislature tries to revive a global warming pact. But they cannot override Governor Chris Christie's veto.[54]


There's a "a winter weather advisory for the western slope of the northern Sierra" in California Wednesday - thanks to a new editor here for that! [55] The lamestream media are censoring news of the cold weather.


Cool summer temperatures again disprove global warming: "Our temperatures are running over 30 degrees below average for this time of the year." [56] One almost feels sorry for the liberals who lied about this issue.


An eloquent plea to put the Declaration of Independence back into Independence Day.[57]


Why same-sex "marriage" violates the rights of traditional marriage adherents.[58]


"Obama to Congress: Stay put, get to work ... Showing his frustration with his former colleagues in Congress, President Obama on Wednesday said if they haven’t shown serious progress on debt negotiations this week, they should cancel their vacations and stay in town." [59]


'A new Tea Party caucus forms in New Jersey.[60]


Liberal Newsweek stoops to a pathetic new low: it puts a long-deceased Princess Diana on its cover as though she were still alive! [61] It seems liberals will do anything to attract (unearned) attention.


Barack Hussein Obama shamelessly uses the White House as a campaign prop. And now, it's raffle tickets! Of course, he's been using Air Force One as his personal campaign plane without reimbursement for years.[62]


An interesting video has been produced concerning the growth of unemployment in the various geographic areas of the United States.VIDEO


More signs that the days of China buying U.S. Treasuries and funding U.S. government extravagance is over: Growing signs that China is developing a credit and speculation bubble that will burst.[63]


Greeks are very angry about Greek government assets being liquidated at bargain prices.[64]


Ron Paul believes the military hawks and domestic entitlements hawks are going to prevent any real progress on deficit reduction and the U.S. Federal debt ceiling will be raised. [65]


Republican Todd Akin said that "the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God..." This news didn't sit well with the socialists from ThinkProgess, demanding an apology. Akin refuses. [66]


Global warming alarmist alert! The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is getting a revival in New Jersey. Or so New Jersey Democrats think.[67]


Here is the real Michele Bachmann, without the silly MSM distractions. [68]


"U.S. presidential candidate accuses Obama of treating Israel like a problem. Republican former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty says the U.S. president's Middle East policy 'breaks his heart', claims Obama is wrong in belief that 'Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies at the heart of every problem in the Middle East'." [69]


A Conservapedian's view against violent video games as free speech is featured by USA Today: [70]


"Israel's Defense Ministry proposes confiscating boats that breach Gaza blockade Israel's defense Ministry has proposed setting up a special naval court that could confiscate ships that attempt to break through Israel's naval blockade on Gaza, a move aimed at deterring future flotillas to the Strip." [71]


Question for the atheist Penn Jillette: Mr. Jilette recently claimed that the atheist population in the United States is over 20% by some polls. VIDEO

Mr. Jillette, Conservapedia wishes to know what polls you are referring to. We hope you are not counting the non-religious as being atheists because just because someone doesn't attend church/synagogue/mosque regularly or "religion is not an important part of daily life" that doesn't mean they are an atheist (If you read our Atheism and obesity article you would know that).

Mr. Jillette, please respond to Conservapedia's essay Penn Jillette, don't just stand there! Do something! which cites an authoritative 2008 survey which bolsters the view that atheism is but a squeak in American society.


Why is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cozying up to Muslims in his State? Is this appropriate for someone who wants to be President of the United States?[72]


Top congressional Republicans need to wake up when dealing with Barack Hussein Obama. House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell "will end up as a splotch on the road, marked by Barack Obama’s tiretracks." [73]


A video was just released which discusses the global decline of the atheist population and the unimpressive nature of United States atheist population.VIDEO

So why is Penn Jillette fiddling while atheism burns? Why isn't Jillette confident that he can defend atheism in a public debate against biblical Christianity?


Gay marriage was a victory for statist government, made possible with the help from RINO, crony New York politicians. Backroom campaign deals with special interest groups, it became a guaranteed legislative win. [74] "Now that we've made it here, we'll make it everywhere" [75] When Americans are allowed to vote, they go to the polls to vote down gay marriage. [76]


Latest news from la-la land: "Los Angeles Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection." Causes include a costly divorce, massive players salaries, falling attendance, collectivism by baseball league, etc. [77]


More liberal bias: nowhere in the following story does it mention that Blagojevich is a Democrat. "Jury convicts ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich at retrial. Rod Blagojevich, who rode his talkative everyman image to two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punch line, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including the incendiary allegation that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat." [78]


The lamestream media omit how 4 Justices -- not merely 2 -- voted to allow limitations on the sale of violent video games to minors. Today's slim 5-vote majority for declaring that the sale of violent video games to children may not stand the test of time.


Latest in the New Jersey healthcare reform case: The two pro se plaintiffs have filed for an injunction, and to revoke an extension of time given to the Department of Justice. [79]


In a sharply divided opinion this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court holds that "Crudely violent video games ... are no less forms of speech than The Divine Comedy, and restrictions upon them must survive strict scrutiny" under the First Amendment.


Malaysia is about to regulate homosexuality and obesity.[80] Conservapedia just finished its article: Homosexuality and obesity.

Obama is looking to raise taxes. Will Michelle Obama and America's overweight U.S. Surgeon general, Regina Benjamin, recommend taxing homosexuality based on the recent Centers for Disease Control findings and the data reported in medical journals concerning homosexuality and obesity?


"Algeria calls for peaceful dialogue in Libya. Algeria on Wednesday called for an inclusive dialogue in Libya with the participation of all Libyan parties to reach a peaceful settlement of the crisis." [81]


A man deported back to communist Cuba describes how the only available jobs there are tasks like sweeping streets in the hot sun, which this 65-year-old man with an illness cannot do. [82] Is this what liberals want for America too?


A new video has been placed at YouTube entitled Atheist Penn Jillette - new magic trick - turns himself into a chicken.VIDEO

On his Twitter account, someone did tell Pillette about the debate offer to debate Conservapedia. Has Penn Jillette ever debated a Bible believer? If not, why not?


Give it up, liberals: conservative Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signs a law "that dramatically expands the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program to include tens of thousands of working class and middle income families." [83] Democratic teachers' unions oppose allowing families to flee the public schools.


Another absurd rant from the Left: "'I don’t call it global warming anymore because that’s bad – because it is climate change. And I’m looking at what’s going on with the weather in this country. You see droughts. You see floods. You see these giant fires. I mean, cattle are dying in Texas. This is what I used to see in Ethiopia,'" declared Bill Maher. [84]


Losing a congressional seat after years of liberal rule, Illinois Democrats continue to inflict harm on the people: "Governor signs Congressional map drawn to help Democrats." The Democratic Governor insists -- which not even the liberal Chicago Tribune takes at face value -- "The map is fair." [85]


A video was produced entitled Conservapedia challenges atheist Penn Jillette to debate.VIDEO Shockofgod is asking his 17,000 plus YouTube subscribers to ask Penn Jillette to accept the debate!

Will Penn Jillette and his fellow atheists have the courage to debate Bible believers? Has Penn Jillette ever debated a Bible believing Christian before? Is Penn Jillette hiding with Richard Dawkins in the atheist "intellectual bunny hole".


Gold Cup: U.S. loses 4-2 to Mexico, before a sellout crowd of 93,420 in the Rose Bowl. [86]


Michele Bachmann surges pass Mitt Romney in Zogby's national poll of primary voters. “No matter which way you look at this, Romney’s candidacy has holes within the core Republican base,” Zogby observed. [87]


Public schools: the world's largest make-work jobs program . Mayor Mike Bloomberg cuts a deal with the teachers' union to force public schools to use laid-off teachers as substitutes, and thereby deprive students of real substitutes and keep 4,100 teachers on the payroll. [88]


The perennial thorn in the side of internet atheism has just had his new initiative against evolution receive over 10,000 views at YouTube.[89]

He recently wrote: "Notice the evolutionists are 'stumped and confused' and have no answers to these questions. It's been over 150 years and still...they can't answer them"[90]


Jeffrey T. Kuhner: "As liberalism collapses, conservative populists are stepping forward." [91]


The majority of Americans do not approve of the US involvement in the Libyan war, a recent CBS News poll reveals; as well as Dutch, Germans, etc.; They are against Libyan war for many reasons. [92] [93] People don't want to see a new Belgrade!


44-6 - that's the score now that New York has become only the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, which New Yorkers could already do by driving 3 hours to Massachusetts to be married. [94] One problem, though: 6 states do not a nation make.


Is the government deliberately trying to make gun control more attractive? Why are the Mainstream Media ignoring this part of the ATF scandal?[95]


"Sarkozy Rebuts Gates’s Remarks on Libya Strikes. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France said on Friday that criticism by the departing United States defense secretary, Robert Gates, about European support for operations in Libya had been motivated by personal reasons and was grossly unfair." [96]


The enactment of gay marriage by the large state of New York could change the presidential election 2012; Rick Perry -- stronger on the issue -- improves his ranking to #5.


The New York Senate voted to legalize gay “marriage” in a 33-29 vote. [97]


CNN interviews the First Lady in which she proclaims, "Fortunately We Have Help From The Media." [98] Yes, those corrupt but obedient liars that attack their fellow Americans to push a socialist agenda. Michelle Obama, you must be so proud.


Indiana said it will likely appeal to the Seventh Circuit today's decision by a trial court to reinstate funding for Planned Parenthood. [99] Indiana is ranked #2 in the nation in abortion legislation 2011.


Healthcare reform must be a hot potato. Appellate judges let their clerks do their heavy lifting! Check this out, in the Third Judicial Circuit.[100]


In a 295-123 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a resolution to "authorize" the mission in Libya. [101] Unfortunately, "The House has turned back a Republican-led effort to cut off money for military hostilities in the Libyan war." [102]


Another example of liberals hurting themselves: union leaders and the pro-union Connecticut governor cut a deal for union workers, who then reject it because they want even more, which then forces widespread layoffs of union workers. Even the NY Times is baffled by this.


The homosexual agenda is being pushed today by Democrats again in the New York State Senate, where the Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo publicly supports passing gay marriage and Obama tries to support it without saying so publicly. [103]


Liberal double standard: lamestream media are mum about how Barack Obama embarrassingly referred to a posthumous Medal of Honor winner as though he were still alive. [104] It was also odd how Obama used the phrase "throughout my service ..." in addressing soldiers; Obama's own "service" has been mostly self-serving.


Conservapedia has challenged atheist Penn Jillette to a debate and the subject of the debate is "Does God exist?". You can read about the debate challenge HERE.

Question for our readers: Has the outspoken atheist Penn Jillette ever publicly debated a Bible believing Christian before? If not, why not?


The debt ceiling talks break down as the Republicans finally walk away from the Democratic tax and spend litany.[105]


In a crass political move that is being widely criticized, Obama taps into the emergency oil reserves to try to prevent gas prices from going even higher as Americans begin their summer driving vacations. [106]


President Barack Hussein Obama will persuade no one with that speech he made on Afghanistan. While conservatives want him to make up his mind, liberals think he betrayed them.[107]


Al Qaeda with Libyan rebels. Libyan, once a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, is now a U.S. ally against Qaddafi. [108] [109] Same case as Abdel Hakim al Hasidi. [110] Is Congress aware?


The jobless rate in the country is worse than expected, as 7 to 10 million jobs have been lost: [111] How's that "hope and change" working for you?


Bankrupt California built a $105 million high school that will sit empty. The cost to operate the facility would exceed $3 million and opening it will be reevaluated on a year-by-year basis. [112]


Hollywood values: actor Ryan Dunn had a blood alcohol level nearly 2.5 times the legal limit when he crashed his Porsche at perhaps 140 mph, killing his passenger and himself -- but Roger Ebert had to apologize for criticizing the behavior. [113]


"Are you better off now, than you were two years ago?"
A new poll states the obvious: Americans are worse off now than they were when Obama took office. [114][115]


Liberal hypocrisy at work again. While a college football player is yanked from an airplane because his underwear was showing, a drag queen wearing little more than a woman's undergarments is allowed to fly: [116] It's how liberalism works in San Francisco!


The President of South Africa - outraged by Obama's abuse of power towards Libya -- "snubs Michelle Obama during First Lady's South Africa visit," and sends the prisons minister to meet with her instead! [117]


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