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April 20

"Poll: Defunding Planned Parenthood is a popular idea." [1] But the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate may fund it Thursday.

Patriot Update, the high web traffic conservative website that receives over 400,000 unique visitors a month, recently cited Conservapedia's Obamunism article. [2][3]

Joe Biden falls asleep during Obama's speech, despite much promotion by the lamestream media. [4]

Missouri’s Democratic Attorney General breaks with his party to oppose ObamaCare. Chris Koster chose to file a “friend of the court” brief in Atlanta's 11th Circuit Court.[5]

"Mr. Transparency" didn't stop with the birth certificate, his college records, or his several social security numbers. Now he's hiding the names of visitors to the White House. [6]

Arianna Huffington now knows what it's like to be a filthy-rich liberal: like sharks in a feeding frenzy, they want her cash! [7]

Obama's "re-election numbers are the lowest of his presidency so far – at 38 percent." [8]

Barack Obama can't win reelection without winning Florida, and the latest poll shows that he is far behind Mitt Romney (48-43%) and even Mike Huckabee (49-44%) there. [9]

Professor values exposed, literally: La Salle University Assistant Professor Jack Rappaport is being investigated for providing strippers as a teaching tool for students. [10]

"Online gifts to Planned Parenthood have surged by 500 percent since Republicans passed a budget amendment stripping the group of its federal funding." [11] So why are taxpayers being forced to fund the pro-abortion organization??

For his own personal reasons, a Mississippi judge is demanding the names and addresses of students being home-schooled, and those who refuse to comply face the possibility of jail: [12]

Culture war strategy for Christian Conservatives : Starts with semantics. [13]

Baseball's Oakland A's hosting Jewish Heritage night May 17. Muslim-advocacy group CAIR sees sports combined with religion as a bad thing. [14]

"The United States is $95 billion away from reaching the statutory $14.3 trillion ceiling." [15] Maybe it's time for Democrats to learn a little about economics.

Give it up, liberals: the conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice is 7000 votes ahead of his liberal challenger, despite an infusion of millions of dollars by leftists to try to defeat him. [16]

Mitt Romney, whose efforts to pitch himself as the most conservative Republican presidential candidate in 2008 fell short, is back for another try, announcing on Monday that he will form an exploratory committee in advance of an anticipated presidential campaign. [17] Romney remains #1 on Conservapedia's 2012 presidential ranking.

Nanny State Alert: Chicago Public School Bans Lunches From Home. [18] Parents can't be trusted to encourage healthful eating!

Democrat "Bart Stupak Cashes In": he joins a firm that represents one of the pro-abortion Planned Parenthoods. [19]

Liberal hack Katie Couric drove CBS News into the ground, down from 7 to 4.89 million viewers, and no other major show may even want her now. So why did CBS keep her around? Perhaps because of her hatchet job on Sarah Palin: Couric "was really resurrected by the interview with Palin." [20]

At the website iPatriot, there is an individual who wants to launch a large class action lawsuit by U.S. citizens concerning Obama's eligibility to be president as he does not think a judge could as easily declare that the plaintiffs have no legal standing due to public pressure.[21] If Joe Farah at WorldNetDaily hears about this idea, there is no telling what is going to happen next!

Also, is a Constitutional Amendment to be able to recall U.S. Presidents down the pike? It appears as if that idea of a Constitutional Amendment to recall U.S Presidents is in the public square as well.[22]

Liberal double standard: "Minnesota High School: no status for pro-life club, but diversity, environmental clubs ok." [23]

Forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong: Cease funding Global warming research, programs, and advocacy organizations.[24] In testimony before Congress “we conclude that the manmade global warming alarm is an anti-scientific political movement.” [25]

Donald Trump, rising in the polls for the presidential election 2012, writes in his letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to an Op-Ed by Ms. Collins against him: "I have great respect for Ms. Collins in that she has survived so long with so little talent. ... [Barack Obama]'s grandmother from Kenya stated, on tape, that he was born in Kenya and she was there to watch the birth"; his family in Hawaii is in disagreement about which hospital he might have been born in. [26] 8 days preceding the $38 billion budget resolution our debt increased $54 billion. [27]

Michele Bachmann

"Bachmann (photo), 27 other Republicans vote against short-term spending bill." [28]

Planned Parenthood wins big as Congressmen who were elected by saying they are pro-life hand millions of taxpayer dollars in additional funds to it. [29] Meanwhile, nearly everyone else sees funding cuts.

Republican leadership caves into the pro-aborts, agrees to continue giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the largest abortion provider. Mike Huckabee, a presidential candidate who claims to be pro-life, expressed support for the deal. [30]

Government shutdown averted: Congressional leaders announced late Friday night they had reached a deal to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year. [31]

Global Warming Update: Cooling Trend Continues. March 2011 is on record as the coldest in 15 years. [32]

House Democrats utilized the fleebagger ploy this week. Democrats spent much of Tuesday night demanding frivolous quorum calls, then fleeing the committee chamber to make it impossible to establish a quorum on Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae reform legislation. [33]

"A government shutdown? Yes, please," writes an editorial on ... CNN!

"Time's up: shutdown looms without agreement." [34] Democrats would rather shut down the government than cut off funding for pro-abortion Planned Parenthood.

"Government shutdown won't halt DC's Cherry Blossom parade." [35]

Today in History

On April 8, 1935, Congress approved the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935, the work relief bill that funded the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Created by President Franklin Roosevelt to relieve the economic hardship of the Great Depression, this national works program (renamed the Work Projects Administration beginning in 1939) employed more than 8.5 million people on 1.4 million public projects before it was disbanded in 1943. [36]

Rebel Cole, a professor at DePaul University's Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, takes a close look at the 216,000 jobs that were created last month in America and finds a troubling amount of them are merely part-time jobs and/or jobs that offer low income wages.[37] When you combine this with growing U.S. inflation, Obama's job doesn't look very secure post 2012 election.

Democrats will shut down the government unless they get millions of dollars in funding for pro-abortion Planned Parenthood. [38]

The International Business Times reports: "The runaway rise in gold prices is here to stay. And that is not just bad news to the U.S. economy. A sustained gold and oil boom indicates that the dollar is slipping into grave danger and the economy closer to collapse. "... when these commodities go up in price it is a sign that the U.S. dollar is dying and that our country is getting closer to economic collapse," Michael Snyder wrote in Daily Markets on Thursday."[39]

It looks like Ben Bernanke's inflationary "quantitative easing" may ease Barack Obama out of White House after the 2012 election. Business Insider recently reported 27 statistics which indicate the United States economy is in a precarious/unhealthy state.[40]

Stunning conservative upset in Wisconsin: "Prosser gains 7,500 votes in Waukesha County," giving him a commanding lead over his liberal opponent in the close race for the Wisconsin Supreme Court. [41]

In a week when President Obama officially launched his re-election campaign, a new poll highlights the challenges he faces in one of the nation's key swing states. According to the poll from Quinnipiac University, a majority (52 percent) of registered voters in Florida disapprove of the job the president is doing in office while 44 percent approve. A majority (51 percent) also feel he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2012. [42]

Birds of the same feather flock together. Close friend of Barack Obama is arrested in a prostitution sting. [43]

The Obama Administration warns that a shutdown could result in a failure to update most government websites, unless considered essential! [44]

Creation Ministries International recently published a great article showing how evolutionism helps foster racism.[45]

Entrenched liberal Democratic congressman "Jim Moran: Feds who don’t work during shutdown unlikely to get paid." [46] And that's a surprise to liberals?

The lamestream media steps up its biased headlines, calling the GOP "defiant" -- logically, failure to settle does not make one side any more "defiant" than the other -- and claiming that the public somehow "fears" a shutdown.

Liberal headline: "Government shutdown: What it means for you." [47] What it means is this: less government spending.

Also, the IRS would close. In addition, businessmen who wanted loans would have to have creditworthy businesses capable of receiving private loans and not rely on loans subsidized by the Small Business Administration. Tragic!

Liberal Google tries to reinvigorate the Global Warming debate. It's the same old tired logic- talk of consensus, proclaim "Our goal is to foster an open dialogue..." while censoring out dissent. [48]

American Life League: Catholic politicians in support of Planned Parenthood funding deserve to be Excommunicated. See video

62 Catholic members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. See article

Donald Rumsfeld called President Obama’s handling of the Libya crisis “backwards” [49]

"John Boehner: No deal at White House meeting." [50] A shutdown of the government due to liberal overspending becomes increasingly likely.

A conservative news website launches in the heart of Oregon liberalism. Best wishes to the Roseburg Beacon! May your light of conservatism always shine brightly in the midst of Oregon.[51]

The GOP budget plan is to cut the deficit by the gradual dismantling of key parts of government, downsizing. As you can imagine, the vocal socialist crowd is in complete hysteria over nixing redistribution and less government. [52]

Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) introduce legislation that would cancel all future automatic spending hidden within ObamaCare legislation.
$105 billion already appropriated. [53]

Give it up, atheists: the U.S. Supreme Court tosses out a lawsuit against tax credits that enable students to go to Christian schools. The High Court held that opponents of the program lack standing even to challenge it in court. [54]

CBS News -- after its ratings fell to their "lowest in history" -- is finally freeing itself from liberal hack Katie Couric. [55] What took CBS News so long?

Evidence confirms decline of belief in liberal claptrap: every time Obama gives a major speech, his viewership declines by another 10 or 20%. [56]

Conservative Rand Paul's amendment confounds liberals and causes Harry Reid to adjourn rather than hold a vote. [57]

Donald Trump is working over the liberal media, "[Trump] Threatens to Disrupt GOP Plans." Trump hammers on about Barack Obama's lack of birth certificate and the media sings a different tune- Trump's dividing the Republican Party. [58]

"Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies – or Crossroads GPS – launched an initiative called Wikicountability to crowd-source investigations of President Barack Obama’s administration by collecting government documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act." [59]

Economist Larry Kudlow: Drop in unemployment directly tied to GOP policies. "Obama should thank the GOP for pushing him to sign an extension of the Bush tax cuts." [60]

April 10

Mitt Romney criticizes ObamaCare as the Presidential Election 2012 campaign intensifies. [61]

"Virginia Gov. strikes abortion coverage from ObamaCare health exchange." [62]

Growing inflation and Ben Bernanke's attempts to curb inflation may doom Obama's re-election bid.[63][64] Stagnant middle class wages and high inflation may also scuttle Obama's re-election chances.[65][66]

It looks like the gimics and economic duct tape (failed stimulus, cash for clunkers, excessive money printing, etc.) of Obama and Bernanke may not hold together long enough for Obama to win a second presidential term.

Thirty anti-abortion billboards featuring the image of Barack Obama are going up in South Chicago. [67]

Speaker of the House Boehner was unpersuaded by a call from Barack Obama about the runaway liberal spending of the people's money: "Boehner standing firm on budget." [68]

"Teacher suspended for Facebook post: called kids future criminals, parents say. ... Experts say cases like this are multiplying." [69]

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are projected to cost taxpayers a total of $363 billion through 2013. The top six executives at the mortgage giants made $35.4 million over the past two years. [70]

There is an uproar over the $32,000 fee for "Snooki" -- the "Jersey Shore" star -- to talk about hair styling at Rutgers. [71] For that fee, liberal students could have gotten a real left-wing ideologue instead!

Global warming liberals wish this were an April Fools' joke, but it isn't: a foot of snow has fallen in Maine. [72]

File under "You Gotta Be Kidding Me!" Obama accepts a "transparency award" in a closed, undisclosed White House meeting. [73]

"Uncovered: New $2 billion bailout in Obamacare" ... to be paid "to unions, state public employee systems, and big corporations." [74]

Barack Obama finally produces his birth certificate! April Fools!

President Obama has employed the false-choice device in assessing financial reform, environmental regulation, defense contracting, civil liberties, crime policy, health care, the deployment of troops in Iraq, Native Americans, the space program and, most recently, the situation in Libya. [75]

In Iowa, the American Atheists organization is trying to generate excitement for the unexciting and depressing religion of atheism via pricey billboard advertising. [76] Conservapedia predicts that there will be no atheism revival in the Iowa farming community as a result of their campaign.

Given that members of the American Atheists organization have certainly had issues with being overweight, Conservapedia recommends that they do door to door proselyting in lieu of their billboard campaign. Perhaps, members of their organization will be converted to Christianity if they mingled with the Iowa public more.

Reportedly "Boehner says caucus won’t back down on defunding Planned Parenthood." [77]

March 31st is Terri's Day. In remembrance of Terri Schiavo who died of deliberate dehydration with the consent of the American court system. [78]

"Bill restricting public-sector unions passes in Ohio." [79]

Syria’s Assad offers no concessions, blames protests on ‘big conspiracy’ Syria’s 12-day-old protest movement was hoping for major concessions from President Bashar al-Assad. What it got instead was a declaration that the protesters were dupes of unnamed enemies conspiring to divide and weaken the champion of Arab nationalism. [80]

Wisconsin official indicates that he "will continue implementing collective bargaining law despite judge's order." On the advice of numerous state attorneys, Wisconsin state official Mike Huebsch said Wednesday the reform "is now effective law." [81]

Public school tyranny: "Elementary School Officials in Virginia Suspend Kindergartner for Crying, Disrupting Class." [82]

With a pro-life Governor of Kansas for the first time in many years, legislation to end its preferential treatment of abortion moves to his desk for signature. [83] Half of the abortions in Kansas are from poaching on Missouri women.

Wounded in Crossfire of a Capital Culture War. The story of how Mr. Clough was caught in a collision of art and politics is in some ways a classic Washington tale: Outsider comes to the capital, crosses power brokers, shifts into damage control. It reflects the difficult landscape for the arts in Washington, where Republicans are ascendant, and arts leaders, nervous about budget cuts, are treading carefully. [84]

Three daffy American academics predict the near extinction of religion in 9 Western World countries and are swiftly and easily rebutted.[85]

Richard Dawkins

The rude, socially challenged and nasty atheists at the Richard Dawkins' website/forum show themselves to be impotent. The former Dawkins atheist Richard Morgan continues to praise God.[86]

According to web traffic tracking company Alexa, the website traffic for has fallen over many months.[87] It looks like the recent bad press concerning Richard Dawkins[88], the embarrassing events surrounding the Rabbi Boteach debate and Dawkins' reluctance to debate his strongest opponents may be having an effect. The web traffic for Conservapedia was up in 2010 and 2011.[89]

Children as young as four are to receive public "education" concerning the religion of atheism in the UK.[90]

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On a related note, at Google Ireland Conservapedia is doing quite well for the search "atheism".[91] Top of the mornin' to you Michael Nugent plus greetings to any other overweight Irish atheists! Is it time for overweight Irish atheists to lay off the white potatoes and eat more sweet potatoes instead?[92]

Senator Chuck Schumer's conversation was unknowingly caught on microphone. He describes a private Democrat strategy directed against Speaker John Boehner. Portray him as boxed in by the Tea Party, decry the spending cuts that he wants as extreme. “I always use the word extreme." [93] [94]

Despite having one of the very worst state budget deficits in the United States and perhaps driving the company Caterpillar out of their state via higher taxes, Illinois wastes more money promoting evolutionism.[95][96][97] It looks like many citizens of Illinois are going to leave the state and evolve into conservatives!

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On a related note, the Conservapedia anti-atheism invasion of Britain is a smashing success.[98] The Conservapedia anti-evolution invasion of Britain is on the very cusp of success.[99] Tally-ho!

Birther? Donald Trump is leaning toward running for president on the Republican ticket. Nearly every day, the outspoken Trump is getting favorable press coverage not just because he is a celebrity. It's because he questions if Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen. [100]

"Doctors warn about 'Facebook depression.' ... It can be more painful than sitting alone in a crowded school cafeteria or other real-life encounters that can make kids feel down, O'Keeffe said, because Facebook provides a skewed view of what's really going on." [101]

The revolving door of the Left: Facebook, the gossip site that breaks up marriages and hopes to make billions on an upcoming public stock offering, is in talks to give a chunk of stock potentially worth millions to Robert Gibbs, the former press secretary for Barack Obama. [102]

Today in History

Brewing magnate August Anheuser Busch Jr. was born March 28, 1899, in St. Louis, Missouri. Scion of the famous brewing family, Busch served as chairman of the Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 1946-1975. During his tenure, the company that his grandfather Adolphus Busch established, emerged as the largest brewery in the world. [103]

Is stuffing a reporter in a closet the sort of respect Joe Biden has for the First Amendment? [104]

The end of television begins: the BBC announces it may shut down its late night programs. [105] Will anyone intelligent even notice?

Ohio woman is the oldest person in America according to government records. At "119", Rebecca Lanier is the oldest person in the world but the Guinness World Records will not recognize her age because she doesn't have a birth certificate. As the daughter of freed slaves, she wasn't issued a birth certificate. [106] Hey President Obama, Why can't you show your birth certificate? At least help a fellow American in her birth certificate struggle?

Democratic Senator Bob Casey -- up for reelection in 2012 in Pennsylvania -- claims to oppose abortion and yet "has indicated that he would vote against the Planned Parenthood cuts if they should come up for a vote in the Senate." [107] A new word is needed to describe politicians who pretend to be pro-life while simultaneously insisting on taxpayer funding for abortion providers. Suggestions welcome at Talk:Main_Page#Announcement:_New_word_needed.

Michele Bachmann, gaining conservative and Tea Party support, moves to #3 in the ranking for presidential election, 2012. Even the New York Times blog recognizes that a Bachmann candidacy "has the potential to energize and motivate and keep alive the Tea Party movement," to Obama's detriment. [108]

The American Spectator recently reported that atheism is on the decline as a whole in terms of adherents. The American Spectator declared: "The report estimates about 80,000 new Christians every day, 79,000 new Muslims every day, and 300 fewer atheists every day. These atheists are presumably disproportionately represented in the West, while religion is thriving in the Global South, where charismatic Christianity is exploding."[109]

Of course, Ken Ammi's atheism article at Creation Ministries International (which features a shockofgod video) and web pages like it, keep chipping away at the frail ideology of atheism.

Fellow leftists at the China Post recognize that the New York Times (NYT) has been on a trend heading towards bankruptcy and their paywall could backfire.[110]

Will the NYT stock price fall 50% and once again be $5 a share?[111] The future doesn't appear to be bright for the newspaper industry as Reuters recently reported that for the first time "online readership and advertising revenue has surpassed that of print newspapers."[112]

Creation Ministries International recently published an interesting article entitled Five concise responses to atheistic arguments.[113].

Conservative Michele Bachmann -- long ranked here ahead of Sarah Palin as a contender for 2012 -- "steals the show in Iowa" today. [114]