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September 30

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger believes Barack Obama misstated his views on diplomacy with US adversaries at Friday's Presidential debate and is not happy about being mischaracterized. He says: "Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality." [1] [2]


While Democrats and other liberals attempt to smear President Bush over the current financial situation, they ignore the real cause of the turmoil. Politically correct do-gooders, led by Bill Clinton's Housing Secretary Andrew Cuomo, insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac give preferential treatment to those in society least likely to be able to make repayments. Who could have guessed what the consequences might be? Link


Do you hate free speech? Then join the posse in Missouri and give your support to the team of Obama-supporting attorneys and sheriffs as they begin to pursue legal challenges to any presidential campaign ads they don't like: [3]


Environmental groups manipulate federal election laws and bury their political activities under the guise of nonprofit environmental improvement. Disguised as environmental causes, these organizations actually are an extension of the Democratic party used for political gain. They take the American public's money for the sake of 'saving the environment' and use it to fund ads for Democratic candidates. [4]


"Progressives for Obama" is an independent organization working to ensure the election of Obama to the presidency...and one of its main founders is another Weather Underground terrorist: [5]


As Americans suffer at gas pumps, California lawmakers get free gas cards paid by the taxpayer. The state facing a $15 billion budget deficit will not even audit the gas cards use. Surprise, most Californian lawmakers oppose expanding domestic oil drilling. They will never care about the cost of gasoline if it does not affect their own pocket book. [6]


A Roman Catholic school has banned female pupils from receiving the new cervical cancer vaccine on its premises. Governors at the school in Manchester, England believe the school is "not the right place" to administer the injections and in a letter to parents say a number of the school's pupils who took part in a pilot study were subsequently off school suffering from nausea, joint pain, headaches and high fevers. [7]


Barack Obama and Alinsky's Rules for Psychopaths [8]
"Obama and Hillary are lifelong followers of Alinsky. They use his tactics and ideology. That is why American politics became the politics of personal destruction when the Boomer Left came to power."

September 28

"Iraq's parliament has unanimously approved a provincial elections law after weeks of deadlock. The lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of the measure after overcoming an Impasse due to objections over power-sharing issues in the province that includes the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Kurdish, Shiite, Sunni and Turkomen legislators agreed to form a parliamentary committee to review disputes regarding Kirkuk and present a report by March 2009." [9]


Liberalism is an Addiction [10]
"The brains and values of left-wingers have decomposed to the point where they actually believe Keith Olbermann, Rosie O'Donnell and Chris Matthews make sense and that people like Whoopi Goldberg, Al Franken and Bill Maher, are funny. That is why I say that liberalism is an addiction -- and why, as with other addictions, I’d like to see it kicked. Kicked good and hard."


Democrats and Double Standards [11]
"Two things are clear with six weeks left in the presidential race. Barack Obama will practice the old-style politics that he lamented throughout the Democratic primary. And the media will give him a pass."


Protecting the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance, and Our National Unity. [12]


Newly elected Liberal Democratic Party President Taro Aso took power as Japan's prime minister on Wednesday. The 68-year-old former Olympic sharpshooter is the nation's first Conservative Catholic leader. [13]


Not just firm connections to unrepentant terrorists, but radical leftists seem to be attached to Obama's resume as well, like a socialist agitator who dedicated a book to Satan and wrote a letter of recommendation for Obama when he applied to Harvard Law School [14]


Liberal Joe Biden displays his ignorance in lying about basic American history: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'"[15]
There are two strikingly ignorant lies in that statement. Can you identify them?


Brochure compares the presidential and vice presidential candidates on abortion.[16]


"For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone before Congress acted. Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded, as the President's repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems." [17]

September 27

Not just firm connections to unrepentant terrorists, but radical leftists seem to be attached to Obama's resume as well, like a socialist agitator who dedicated a book to Satan and wrote a letter of recommendation for Obama when he applied to Harvard Law School [18]


Fox News: Homeschooling Surges in U.S. [19]
More and more people are choosing homeschooling for their children. "'It used to be that homeschooling was the domain of people on the two extremes of the political spectrum, and now you have families from every possible Religious, political, philosophical, socio-economic position,' said Celeste Land, chairwoman of the Government Affairs Committee for the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers."


Family Research Council Releases New Study on Successful Abortion Reduction Legislation [20]
"The Family Research Council has released a study demonstrating which state level parental involvement laws are most effective in reducing abortions among minors. The study is the first comprehensive analysis of minor abortion data from nearly all 50 states between 1985 and 1999. Overall, the findings indicate that when a state enacts a parental involvement law, the abortion rate falls by an average of approximately 13.6 percent." PDF


"Through a series of painstaking mice experiments involving human non-embryonic stem cells, biologists have pinpointed three crucial molecular switches that, when flipped, completely convert a common cell in the pancreas into the more precious insulin-producing ones. The experiments raise the prospect that patients suffering from diabetes, heart disease, strokes and many other ailments could eventually have a cure to their afflictions." [21]


Palestinians Man Phone Bank for Obama [22]
"For the past seven months, a group of students and young professionals has gathered nightly to phone U.S. voters and urge them to support Barack Obama in the presidential elections.
This would not be at all unusual were it not for the fact that the callers are Palestinians living in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip."


"John McCain’s campaign and a supporter at a McCain rally separately accused the press of favoring Barack Obama on Monday, with McCain’s top strategist calling The New York Times a “pro-Obama advocacy organization.” [23]
“Let’s be clear and be honest with each other about something fundamental to this race, which is this: Whatever the New York Times once was, it is today not — by any standard — a journalistic organization,” strategist Steve Schmidt told reporters on a conference call. “It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day attacks the McCain campaign, attacks Senator McCain, attacks Governor [Sarah] Palin and excuses Senator Obama.”


Wikiproject News contributors have completed over 300 new articles for Conservapedia.
The top three contributors will be mentioned on the Main Page on Conservapedia Day 2008.


Talking about a Barack Obama campaign ad that makes fun of John McCain for not knowing how to use the internet, Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden stated, "I thought that was terrible." [24]


So Much for the "Failure" of the War on Terror ...
"Top U.S. counterterrorism officials Monday said Al Qaeda is "imploding" and that its violent tactics have turned Muslims worldwide against the organization. 'Absolutely it's imploding. It's imploding because it's not a message that resonates with a lot of Muslims,' said Dell Dailey, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism." [25]


Another example of liberal hate: Chevy Chase exhorted the cast [26] of Saturday Night Live to "decimate" Sarah Palin in their sketches, which resulted in an accusation of incest that has left many furious: [27][28]

And in this example [29] a woman who survived an abortion is being targeted by the Obama campaign. [30]


Having a proxy or two didn't help this hacker, as the FBI and Secret Service raided his apartment in the wake of the Sarah Palin email incident: [31]
No surprise: the suspect is the son of a Democratic politician.

September 26

Responding to Neo-Atheism [32]
"It is ironic that what ultimately makes neo-atheism not only unconvincing but off-putting is the fact that it often exhibits the very fundamentalism it purports to find in religion: an absolute certainty in its views, an uncritical worship of its god -- science -- as a saving force, and a denigration of those who refuse to be saved."


"What bothers us about bias in the mainstream media is that the Left lies about its bias. It pretends to be an objective collegial body of neutral professionals. It conceals its opinions and pretends instead to be an honest umpire of the facts. It tries to trick us." [33]
"The Left does not want to argue honestly or to win fights fairly. Leftists believe that the end justifies the means. If that means pretending to be neutral when in fact you have a distinct political agenda, that is fine (as long as you win.) The Left does not believe in honest umpires."


Hypocrisies of the Left [34]
"Of course like all sociopaths they mask their pathologies quite well. They actually pretend to care about people, well at least when they are looking for votes. They promise free health care, free energy, free anything. They neglect to say that there is no such thing as free. We supposedly have "free" education but it's hugely expensive, supported by massive taxes which you have to pay whether you have children in school or not. And it all puts more power into the hands of the government. They want the government to control everything because they intend to control the government. And once they control the government they will control the people."


Barack Obama Camp Starts "Faith Tour" to Mislead Pro-Life Voters on Abortion [35]
"Though Barack Obama is out of step with pro-life voters by virtue of his pro-abortion position throughout pregnancy, his campaign plans a "faith tour" featuring a handful of pro-life advocates who are supporting him."
National Right to Life legislative director Douglas Johnson says, "That is just is a public relations product cooked up at liberal think tanks like Third Way, where veteran pro-abortion activists specialize in developing strategies to help hard-core pro-abortion politicians camouflage their positions."


Obama's Social Security Whopper [36]
"He tells Social Security recipients their money would now be in the stock market under McCain's plan. False."


If only these moms had breastfed their babies, like Sarah Palin does.
BBC News: Thousands ill due to tainted Chinese baby formula. [37] 12,892 infants are being treated in hospitals throughout China, and four babies have died after ingesting melamine, an industrial chemical. The melamine was added to the formula powder to make it appear higher in protein. Melamine can case severe renal problems and kidney stones. The World Health Organization recommends that babies be "exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health", and that breastfeeding continue "for up to two years of age or beyond." [38]


Which candidate cares more about women's pay? The average annual male salary in Obama's office was $12,472 more than the average annual female salary. Women on McCain’s staff earn 24 percent more on average than women on Obama’s Senate staff. [39]

September 24

Over 50 years later, liberals end their deceitful denials and admit that Julius Rosenberg was a spy for the communist Soviet Union. [40] Closure and healing in the tragic case could have begun 50 years ago had not liberals persisted in their false denials.


In an encapsulation of atheistic Hollywood Values, liberal filmmakers are to release a movie openly attacking religion and believers. Religulous (oh, the humor!) is directed by Larry Charles and stars Bill Maher. More: [41]


Is the Purpose of English Class Leftist Political Indoctrination? [42]
"Metro State College is investigating a professor who asked students to write an essay critical of Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin. One student said the instructor singled out Republican students in the class and allowed others to ridicule them."


A Stanford University study found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward African Americans.[43]


International Fight at U.N.'s $5 Billion Anti-Poverty Agency Over Secrecy [44]


Wall Street Journal Fails to Identify GOP-Bashing Author as Gay Activist [45]


The founder of the movie review company Movieguide has joined the growing ranks of protesters calling for a box office boycott of two films that feature sexually explicit scenes involving young girls. [46]


A return to Nazi-style medicine? Great Britain's influential medical ethics "expert" Baroness Warnock suggests a simple solution to the elderly dementia patients who are a burden on the NHS and their families: kill them [47]


Another example of liberal hate: Sarah Palin's faith in Christ mocked, courtesy of a Washington Post cartoonist: [48]


Could the U.S. mortgage meltdown have been caused by social activist politics instead of greed? [49]


Evolutionists claim another scalp—one of their own—as Michael Reiss, Director of Education of the Royal Society is sacked for suggesting that schools ought to teach students about creationism.[50] Reiss joins a long list of cases of suppression of alternatives to evolution.


Hollywood Values: Bought and Paid For [51]
Brad Pitt Puts up $100,000 to Defeat California's Traditional Marriage Amendment.


Baylor/Gallup study shows traditional Christianity promotes rationalism [52]
"What Americans Really Believe, a comprehensive new study released by Baylor University yesterday, shows that traditional Christian religion greatly decreases belief in everything from the efficacy of palm readers to the usefulness of astrology. It also shows that the irreligious and the members of more liberal Protestant denominations, far from being resistant to superstition, tend to be much more likely to believe in the paranormal and in pseudoscience than evangelical Christians."

Look Who's Irrational Now
"the New Atheist campaign, by discouraging religion, won't create a new group of intelligent, skeptical, enlightened beings. Far from it: It might actually encourage new levels of mass superstition. And that's not a conclusion to take on faith -- it's what the empirical data tell us."


Last month, Rachel Bird exchanged vows with Gideon Codding in a church wedding in front of family and friends. As far as Bird is concerned, she is a bride.
To the state of California, however, she is either "Party A" or "Party B."
Those are the terms that have replaced "bride" and "groom" on the state's new gender-neutral marriage licenses. And to Bird and Codding, that is unacceptable. [53]


In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview, Rep. Rangel called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "disabled."
The question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity?
The answer was astonishing.
"You got to be kind to the disabled," Rangel said. [54]


The human rights organization Human Rights Watch has criticised the erosion of democracy in Venezuela under the rule of its pseudo-Communist dictator Hugo Chavez. In the past decade, says HRW, "his professed commitment to [democracy] is belied by his government’s willful disregard for the institutional guarantees and fundamental rights that make democratic participation possible. Venezuela will not achieve real and sustained progress toward strengthening its democracy—nor will it serve as a useful model for other countries in the region—so long as its government continues to flout the human rights principles enshrined in its own constitution." The Chavez junta reacted to the report by throwing two HRW observers out of the country. [55]

September 23

Brochure compares the presidential and vice presidential candidates on abortion.[56]


"For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone before Congress acted. Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded, as the President's repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems." [57]


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A masterpiece by French impressionist Paul Cezanne has been bought for a record $16.2 million by the Art Gallery of NSW, in its most ambitious purchase ever. [58]


Christianity Growing Fast in Mongolia [59]
Since communist rule ended in 1990, some 60,000 Mongolians have turned to Christianity, according to records kept by Mormons, Seventh-day Adventists, other Protestant churches and Catholics.


Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac execs are now offering advice to Obama, which also include campaign contributions: [60]


McCain Endorsed by Member of DNC Platform Committee.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee has endorsed Republican nominee John McCain.

"In an election as important at this, we must choose the candidate who has a proven record of bipartisanship and reforming government, and that’s John McCain, we can’t afford a president who lacks experience and judgment and has never crossed party lines to work for meaningful reform. Amid tough economic times and foreign policy concerns, we need someone who is ready to lead. Although I am a Democrat, I recognize that it’s more important to put country ahead of party and that’s why I support John McCain," she said. [61]


Just in case anyone thought he was dead, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says that, for wealthier Americans, paying higher taxes is the patriotic thing to do. … Biden told ABC’s "Good Morning America" on Thursday that, in his words, "it’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut." [62]


Riding out Ike with a big cat. Among the incredible tales of survival of Hurricane Ike is this true story of neighbors who rode out the storm in a church—with a lioness evacuated from the local zoo.[63]

September 22

Liberal Joe Biden displays his ignorance in lying about basic American history: "When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'look, here's what happened.'"[64]
There are two strikingly ignorant lies in that statement. Can you identify them?


Donald Trump to Barack Obama "You're Fired!" Trump said he thinks John McCain is "a great, great guy." [65] How will the mainstream media bury Donald Trump's endorsement? Stay tuned.


Google Agrees to Pro-Life Ads in United Kingdom [66]
Facing a U.K. legal challenge, the Internet search giant Google has relented and agreed to accept pro-life ads for the first time. In April, The Christian Institute took legal action when Google did not approve an anti-abortion ad. Google said at the time that its policy did not allow ads for Web sites containing “abortion and religion-related content.” The Christian Institute argued that Google’s policy was in breach of the U.K. Equality Act of 2006, which prohibits religious discrimination.


More Hollywood Values as Ryan O'Neal is busted for meth: "There is no father/son bonding activity quite like being busted together for methamphetamine."[67]


Hackers broke into the Yahoo! email account used by Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. [68]
"This is a shocking invasion of the Alaska Governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these emails will destroy them," the McCain campaign said.


"16 dead in attack at US Embassy in Yemen"[69]


Sept. 17 was U.S. Constitution Day, and public schools are required to recognize it.[70]
Do they?


Raisin' McCain music video on YouTube is catching fire.[71]


Atheist's bizarre bid to convert a Christian [72]

September 21

Poll shows radical shift in November expectations; More people now think John McCain will win in November: [73]


Another example of liberal hate: actress Janeane Garofalo, who claimed "Democrats as people are fundamentally more decent" and preaches her own brand of liberal "tolerance", suggests that all Republicans should be jailed: [74]

Meanwhile, Garofalo's "tolerant" associates continue their attacks on things held dear by the majority...such as Christmas: [75]


Canadian Doctors 'Fear' Palin's decision to keep her Down's syndrome child may inadvertently influence other women to do the same. Statistics reveal that 80-90% of Canadian and approximately 95 percent of unborn babies with Down syndrome in England and Spain are aborted. [76]


On Friday, the Virginia Supreme Court struck down the state's anti-spam law on the grounds that it applied not only to mass commercial mailings, but also to religious and political messages--speech that is protected by the Bill of Rights. The case could set critical precedent for many who seek to use the Internet as a means of spreading the Gospel. [77]


Pope Benedict XVI is advocating that Catholics oppose euthanasia and assisted suicide. He said at a church service Monday that people should accept death "at the hour chosen by God." [78]


Environmentalism is a Religion. [79]


Ann Coulter explains why it's Bush 7, Terrorists 0


John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin has sent feminists and their supporters into a frantic tizzy because of her small-town roots and pro-life views. [80]


Why Feminists Fear Strong Women [81]


To liberals and those in the media, conservative opposition pose a dangerous threat to them. Because of this, Democrats and the media propagate caricatures about conservatives. This results in the left's large comprehension gap. [82]


Describing the world of VP-nominee Sarah Palin to the elitist media. [83]
Sarah is a strong woman, championing the cause of right and defeating wrong as a role model to emulate. As a mother, she is the central point of abject love and devotion. As a leader, her responsiveness to the citizens is held paramount. These are just some of the new and unfamilar concepts the elitist media are only now understanding.


Media Cooking the Books on Palin [84]


Another example of liberal hate: freelance news magazine photographer Jill Greenberg, a self-described hardcore Democrat, did a shot of John McCain designed to make him look fresh from a horror movie. "I left his eyes red and his skin looking bad...he had no idea," she said. [85]

Plus this story, in which Randi Rhodes, the ex-host of the failed liberal radio network Air America, hints that Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is a closet pedophile: [86]

September 20

Liberal ideology claims another victim: a prodigy in many fields and a recipient of the liberal MacArthur "genius" grant, Professor David Foster Wallace bought into the liberal ideology and subsequently killed himself at age 46.[87] See our Mystery:Do Liberal Teachings Cause Mental Illness?


Britain is using gestapo-like tactics and secret courts to remove hundreds of children from their parents, and gaoling the parents if they try to contact their offspring, a leading Christian organisation has warned. Among the excuses used by the licensed bullies are that 'the parents aren't clever enough', and that a mother had a 'troubled childhood'. Completely unproven allegations against one father many years previously were sufficient to have another child snatched from its family. In Socialist Britain today the 'presumption of innocence' is a thing of the past, as is the right to trial by jury in family courts. [88]


Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama attacked Republican opponent John McCain in a new campaign ad Friday. The ad attacked McCain for not knowing how to use a computer or email. [89]. This may be because McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard, or tying his shoes. [90] Maybe it's the Obama campaign that needs to learn how to do a Google search.


The Church of England sides with the Darwinists, rejecting the biblical record and misrepresenting biblical creationists in the process.[91] (Biblical creationists don't, for example, reject the scientific method.) [92]


PNAS refuses to address the 5 errors in the Lenski study identified by the Letter to PNAS, and hides behind anonymity in censoring the letter from the PNAS readership. See PNAS Response to Letter.


Likely voters prefer to vote Republican 50%-45% [93]
A Gallup Poll released Friday shows promise for Republicans to gain seats this November in the House and Senate. The poll, conducted after the close of the Republican convention, did not indicate specific candidates but instead asked registered voters if they would support a Democrats or Republican. The Democrats were cited by 48 percent of respondents, and Republicans by 45 percent — within the 3 percent margin of error.


Liberal bias at ABC and Washington Post


Want sex books within easy reach of your children? The ACLU forced an Idaho public library to do just that: [96]


Republican presidential nominee John McCain currently has a 15-point lead among Independents over his Democratic rival Barack Obama. [97]

September 19

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John McCain with Judy Woodruff at Columbia University during the Service Nation Presidential Candidates Forum

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama appeared at a Presidential forum Thursday and discussed service on the seventh remembrance of September 11. "We needed to, at that time, take advantage of the unity in the United States of America", McCain said at the event. Obama proposed an expansion of large national government service programs. [98]


Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama made ground zero their common ground for one rare day, free of politics and infused with memory. Putting their partisan contest on a respectful hold, they walked together Thursday into the great pit where the World Trade Center once stood and, as one, honored the dead from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.[99]


September 11, 2001 attacks In many photographs of New York, what we see now is what is no longer there — the towers that are missing. [100]


Atheist P.Z. Myers, a Biology professor at the University of Minnesota and a close ally of Richard Dawkins, stabbed the Christian eucharist with a rusty nail. Myers then threw the eucharist in the garbage and posted his desecration online. Myers came up with the idea after learning about a student from the University of Central Florida, named Webster Cook, a member of the Student Senate, who stole a eucharist from a church and held it hostage. [101]


Billionaire financier and liberal activist George Soros spends $400,000 to decriminalize marijuana in a Massachusetts ballot initiative. [102]


"Palin's Entry Gives GOP Ticket Shot at Capturing the Youth Vote," is an article in the Wall Street Journal by ... Stephanie Simon, the reporter who wrote a widely published article about Conservapedia in 2007.[103]


Despite still-high oil prices, members of OPEC, spearheaded by Iran and Venezuela, are calling for a reduction in production to keep prices inflated. [104]


Barack Obama's latest comment is taken as an insult to Sarah Palin: "You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig."[105]

September 17

Liberals Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews are fired as anchors by MSNBC.[106] Apparently their bias was too much for even MSNBC: "The tipping point appears to have come during the GOP convention when Olbermann criticized MSNBC for showing a Sept. 11-themed video prepared by the Republicans."


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Let me say of myself and almost everyone I know in the press, all the chattering classes and political strategists and inside dopesters of the Amtrak Acela Line: We live in a bubble and have around us bubble people. We are Bubbleheads... And when you forget you’re a Bubblehead you get in trouble, you misjudge things. For one thing, you assume evangelical Christians will be appalled and left agitated by the circumstances of Mrs. Palin’s daughter. But modern American evangelicals are among the last people who’d judge her harshly. It is the left that is about to go crazy with Puritan judgments; By Peggy Noonan. [107]


"In the new poll, taken Friday through Sunday, McCain leads Obama by 54%-44% among those seen as most likely to vote."[108]


Iraq is about to become an unusual common ground for the presidential candidates, despite its divisiveness as a campaign issue. Sons of both vice presidential nominees are expected to arrive there soon, though Palin's son is more likely to see combat than Biden's attorney son. [109]


Barack Obama lets the truth slip out that he is a Muslim: "John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith"[110][111]
Taqiyya allows a Muslim "to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam." [112]


One analyst described Obama's slip as follows: "In one of the most astonishing gaffes in American political history, in a national televised interview with ABC's George Stephanopolis, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama referred to 'my muslim faith,' confirming what researchers and political opponents have been claiming."[113]


Ferocious Hurricane Ike ripped off roofs in the southern Bahamas on Sunday and Cuba scrambled to move hundreds of thousands of people inland, away from a storm eventually headed toward the U.S. Gulf oil patch and possibly New Orleans. [114]


Barack Obama, portrayed as brilliant by liberals, still refuses to disclose any meaningful information about his academic performance at Columbia University. He is the first major presidential candidate this decade to conceal so much about his college work.[115]


Forbes Editor Michael Noer, citing research from numerous sources, has reached a conclusion that has many liberals fuming: marrying a career woman increases discord in the home and the risk of divorce. [116]

September 16

Liberal police force ignores blasphemy; Christian sues [117]
A Christian activist is bringing a private prosecution for outraging public decency against an art centre in Gateshead, north-east England, after the local police force in the socialist-controlled region declined to take action. Christian Emily Mapfua (40) was outraged by the decision of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art to display an obscenely-modified statue of Jesus as so-called 'art'. But Northumbria Police declined to act on her complaint, so Emily is going it alone. Well, not quite alone, as we suspect all Christians and people with any decency at all will support her.


YouTube accused of censoring pro-life content [118]


"Real change with a real woman," read one sign at a Wisconsin rally. "Hurricane Sarah leaves liberals spinning," cried another. [119]

September 13

September 6, 1620: The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers.


One Party’s Trash Is Another Party’s Treasure: McCain Camp Rescues Flags Thrown in Trash From DNC

McCain supporters, claiming they rescued 12,000 miniature American flags from the site of Barack Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday, redistributed the orphan flags to audience members ahead of a McCain campaign rally in Colorado Springs Saturday.
They say the flags were recovered from Invesco Field in Denver after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. A vendor supposedly discovered trash bags full of flags in and nearby dumpsters, and turned them over to the McCain campaign. [120] [121]


Gov. Sarah Palin’s church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer. [122]


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AP report: Mexican President Felipe Calderon Admits Mexico Disintegrating. [123]
Which Presidential candidate will secure our borders in the first 100 days of their administration, Senator Barack Obama or Senator John McCain?

September 10

500,000 more people watched John McCain's acceptance speech (38.9 million) than Barack Obama's the week before (38.4 million).[124]


More disrespect for the men and women in uniform, this time across the pond in Britain, as a hotel says "NO SOLDIERS ALLOWED" and forces an injured soldier to sleep in a car: [125]


Feminist Gloria Steinem declares that Sarah Palin "is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger."[126] Really?
Comments on Steinem's article thrash ... Steinem. Consider this one:
"NEWSFLASH GLORIA:
Not all modern women are atheists, pro-abortion and man-haters.
Funny you criticize Sarah Palin for killing animals (hunting) and at the same time condemn her for being against killing HUMAN BABIES. ..."[127]


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Senator John McCain accepting his party's presidential nomination, 09/04/08

The address of the year was Thursday night, with John McCain imploring Americans to "stand up" for our country.

"Tonight, I have a privilege given few Americans -- the privilege of accepting our party’s nomination for President of the United States. And I accept it with gratitude, humility and confidence."

McCain talked at length about his military career, economic issues and foreign policy. His discussed his life of experience and "maverick" streak on Capitol hill.

"I've been called a maverick. Sometimes it's meant as a compliment and sometimes it's not. What it really means is I understand who I work for. I’ve fought corruption, and it didn’t matter if the culprits were Democrats or Republicans. They violated their public trust, and had to be held accountable. I’ve fought big spenders in both parties, who waste your money on things you neither need nor want, while you struggle to buy groceries, fill your gas tank and make your mortgage payment. I’ve fought to get million dollar checks out of our elections. I’ve fought lobbyists who stole from Indian tribes. I fought crooked deals in the Pentagon. I fought tobacco companies and trial lawyers, drug companies and union bosses."

"I don't work for a party. I don't work for a special interest. I don't work for myself. I work for you." [128] [129]


The candidate pretending to represent the working class, Barack Obama, is scheduled to attend a $30,800-ticket fundraiser at the home of the wealthy hard rocker "Jon Bon Jovi" on Friday.[130].

September 7

Sarah Palin: The GOP's Rising Star
24,029,000 watched Joe Biden's acceptance speech

37,244,000 watched Sarah Palin's acceptance speech

"The Sarah Palin speech generated 37.2 million viewers, just 1.1 million viewers short of Barack Obama’s record-breaking speech on Day 4 of the Democratic Convention. The Palin speech was carried on only six networks while the Obama speech was carried on ten." [131]


Did you know that the teleprompter broke during Sarah Palin's flawless speech Wednesday evening?

"Halfway through Sarah Palin's speech tonight at the RNC, people following the speech noticed she was deviating from the prepared text. According to sources close to the McCain campaign, the teleprompter continued scrolling during applause breaks. As a result, half way through the speech, the speech had scrolled significantly from where Governor Palin was in the speech. The malfunction also occurred during Rudy Giuliani's speech, explaining his significant deviations from his speech. ... Unfazed, Governor Palin continued, from memory (and [her notes]), to deliver her speech without the teleprompter cued to the appropriate point in her speech. Contrast this to Barack Obama who, when last his teleprompter malfunctioned, was left stuttering before a crowd unable to advance his speech until the problem was resolved."[132]

An Obama supporter shows her "respect" for a fallen soldier: [133]


Professor values: University of Tennessee Physics professor, J. Reece Roth has been found guilty of passing U.S. Air Force secrets to China and Iran. The jury concluded he was guilty on 18 counts of conspiracy, fraud and violating the Arms Export Control Act. [134]


Sarah Palin gives a stirring talk to the convention, receiving numerous standing ovations as she makes the case for McCain-Palin. McCain then makes an appearance himself with the microphone.


From Rudy Giuliani's keynote tonight: "'We the people' - the citizens of the United States - get to decide our next president...not the media, not Hollywood celebrities, not anyone else."[135]


RIP: Bill Melendez, the animator behind the much-beloved Peanuts animated specials, passed away Tuesday at the age of 91. [136]


Republicans Meet in Minnesota for Convention
Delegates met for day two of the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Although there were some criticisms of Sen. Barack Obama, the night focused mostly on Sen. John McCain's biography. The night opened with Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN), who praised McCain, saying "he's never given in to adversity. He's never said no to a challenge." First Lady Laura Bush spoke, and would go on to introduce President George W. Bush via satellite from the White House. Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) spoke about McCain's service as a POW and record in the Senate, saying that "John McCain's character has been tested like no other presidential candidate in the history of this nation." Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) gave the final address where he praised McCain's bipartisan record and criticized Obama, "elegance is not a substitute for a record." the former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee said.

The text of the speeches can be found here.


"Liberal fairness": the New York Times falsely smeared Sarah Palin on page one of its newspaper, but would only run an admission of the error on a blog hidden from its readership.

September 6

A phenomenal crowd of 22,000 people turned out to see the appearance by John McCain and Sarah Palin on Sunday in Missouri, as Palin's selection has galvanized the ticket.[137]


Likely Obama supporters attack a busload of Cub Scouts: "a busload of Cub Scouts were en route to the convention, where they were to present the colors to open the convention. A group of protesters--liberals, Obama supporters, or whatever--blocked the road, surrounded the bus, and attacked it, rocking the bus back and forth, denting and scratching the sides, and generally terrifying the children trapped inside."[138]


Anti-Republican rioters attack convention; [139] see Knuckleheads

While those in attendance at the Republican National Convention put politics on hold, instead focusing on aid to those displaced by Gustav, protesters saw no reason to do the same. The first day of the convention was marred by violence and attacks on delegates. Police arrested over 200 for violence.[140]

Why don't anti-Democrat protests ever turn violent? (It shows clearly which party respects human rights and free speech more.)


Clueless leftists claim that Sarah Palin "is an idiot"[141] because she said about the Pledge of Allegiance's "under God," "If it was good enough for the founding fathers, it's good enough for me ...."[142]
The phrase "under God" is from George Washington and, yes, he was a Founding Father.[143] But don't expect leftists to pay attention to history!


The Democrats' America vs. The Real Thing [144]
Things aren't as bad as the Democrats claim.


Evangelicals Energized by McCain-Palin Ticket [145]
Gary Bauer, one of McCain's most enthusiastic evangelical supporters, said the Arizona senator had hit a "grand slam home run" and that adding Palin to the GOP ticket is "guaranteed to energize values voters."


Another Cohort of Kids Failed by Government Schools [146]


Defending Against the First Attacks on Sarah Palin [147]


Liberal Deceit: Another Fake 'Lifelong Republican' Exposed [148]
NewsBusters exposes more covert liberal activists.


Why are liberals so gullible? [149]

September 4

Barack Obama is the Orwellian candidate, says columnist Jack Cashill.


Deaths from cocaine and ecstacy abuse in England and Wales rose by 1,274% between 1993 and 2007, from 23 to 293, while total Illegal drug poisoning cases rose by almost 3% 2006-2007 to total 2,640. Drugs experts say the rise in cocaine abuse is caused by the influence of drug-taking celebrities such as singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, musician Pete Doherty and "supermodel" Kate Moss. Liberals still deny the toxic effects of Hollywood Values. [151]


CONSERVATIVE TRIUMPH: Conservative Alaska governor Sarah Palin is McCain's surprise pick for Vice President.
CNN [152], CNSNews [153], WorldNetDaily [154] and NewsMax [155]


Professor values: an Iowa community college president resigned less than a week after a photo was published appearing to show him pouring beer into a young woman's mouth. The school's board of trustees approved a severance package that officials said was valued at about $400,000 plus benefits.[156]


Italian art museum displays crucified frog sculpture [[157]
Pope Benedict XVI condemned the work and is seeking to get the sculpture banned. A Vatican letter said that the work "wounds the religious sentiments of so many people who see in the cross the symbol of God's love."


According to the United States Department of Commerce, the economy is doing much better than initially expected, with a GDP increase rate of 3.3 percent. This increase, spurred by increased exports and decreased imports, could cause serious problems for Democrat claims of a recession. [158]


More professor values: A Pittsburgh professor who worked in the Clinton administration has been charged with drunken driving three times in eight days. [159]


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last Tuesday dismissively referred to pro-oil-drilling demonstrators chanting “Drill here! Drill now!” as the “2-cents-in-10-years-crowd.” She may have to revise her insult strategy, since it seems that some mere pro-drilling posturing by President Bush has already helped reduce the price of gas. [160]


Hollywood Values claims another victim: "Mackenzie Phillips has been busted at LAX for allegedly possessing heroin and cocaine."[161]


Obama campaign desperately tries to censor a new ad against him.[162]


Is former President Bill Clinton asking Hillary Clinton supporters to vote for John McCain? "Suppose you’re a voter, and you’ve got candidate X and candidate Y. Candidate X agrees with you on everything, but you don’t think that candidate can deliver on anything at all. Candidate Y you agree with on about half the issues, but he can deliver. Which candidate are you going to vote for?" Mr. Clinton said. [163] [164]

September 3

The National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm to a Category 1 storm with 90-mph winds Monday afternoon as it sideswiped New Orleans and pushed through the state toward Texas. [165]


Hurricane Gustav.gif

People from Texas to Alabama left ahead of Hurricane Gustav, fearing a storm that could rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power... Officials predicted devastation for towns in the storm’s path, tidal surges of up to 14 feet and possible destruction of parts of New Orleans still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. But no significant change in the storm’s strength was expected before it made landfall, said the National Hurricane Center. [166]


The Gulf Coast waits: Will it be another Katrina?

Hurricane Katrina, on August 28, 2005

With a historic evacuation of nearly 2 million people from the Louisiana coast complete, gun-toting police and National Guardsmen stood watch as rain started to fall on this city's empty streets Sunday night and even presidential politics took a back seat as the nation waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Hurricane Katrina. [167]


Putting principle ahead of politics, John McCain placed most opening-day convention activities on hold, saying that "This is a time when we have to do away with our party politics and we have to act as Americans." [168]


With Hurricane Gustav just a day away from a possible monster hit on New Orleans, the mayor Sunday pleaded with the last of its residents to get out, imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on those who stay and warned looters they will be sent directly to prison. [169]


Mayor Orders the Evacuation of New Orleans

City officials ordered everyone to leave New Orleans beginning Sunday morning — the first mandatory evacuation since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city three years ago — as Hurricane Gustav grew into what the city’s mayor on Saturday called “the storm of the century” and moved toward the Louisiana coast. [170]

  • NY Times once again blames government action on Republican administration, given a pass to Democratic governor and mayor who allowed 1,000 people to die during Katrina.

McCain, Palin in Philadelphia.; GOP convention eyes Hurricane Gustav.

John McCain voiced concern for Gulf Coast residents fleeing the path of Hurricane Gustav on Saturday and made plans to visit Mississippi even as he reintroduced running mate Sarah Palin to a raucous crowd in a key battleground state. [171]

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