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August 31

Presidential nominee Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination Thursday at the Democratic convention. The night started with a tribute film to Senator Obama, with some of his most influential mentors - Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, and William Ayers noticeably absent. Then the freshman Senator from Illinois took the stage, and wasted no time going on the attack of President George W. Bush and Republican candidate John McCain.

Right to Life group claims its DNC sign is Guinness record

American Right to Life Action, an anti-abortion group, claims to have displayed the largest ever protest sign in history, towering over the Democratic National Convention in Denver at 530 feet tall and 666 feet wide. The sign says "Destroys uNborn Children" [sic], with the words appearing one atop each other to also form the acronym "DNC." Guinness Book of World Records assigned American Right To Life an official world record attempt number: 228132, according to the group. [1]

Labeled by the GOP, Democrats worry about 'Obama the Celebrity' image. [2]
Senior Democratic officials have serious concerns about the political risks associated with his acceptance speech on August 28th at Invesco Field. The event gives Republicans a chance to drive home their message that the Democratic nominee is a narcissistic celebrity candidate.

Vice presidential candidate Joe Biden told Pennsylvania delegates Thursday that running mate Barack Obama can't win the White House without the Keystone State. [3]


Democrats Meet in Denver for Day 3 of Convention
Many high profile Democrats met in Denver Wednesday for their national convention, where Barack Obama finally won the delegates to become the Democrat nominee, and would later make a short cameo. Former President Bill Clinton spoke and endorced Senator Obama's presidential campaign, saying "Barack Obama is ready to be President of the United States." This is surprising, since Clinton once said about Obama, "When was the last time we elected someone President based on one year of service in the Senate? In theory, we could find someone who is a gifted television commentator and let them run. They'd have only one year less experience in national politics." [4] Delaware Senator and Vice Presidential nominee Joe Biden gave a much anticipated speech. Biden did not stick to the beliefs he had just a year ago, when he said about Obama, "I think he can be ready but right now, I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training." [5] Biden also criticized Republican candidate John McCain, although this was probably difficult, since he once said, "John McCain is a personal friend, a great friend, and I would be honored to run with or against John McCain, because I think the country would be better off."

Day 2 of convention, August 26th
Delegates see if Democrats speak a different tone about Barack Obama. Governor Ed Rendell, D-Pennsylvania, spoke last evening, who once attacked Obama for saying that people in Pennsylvania are "bitter" and "clinging to their guns and religion." [6].
New York Senator Hillary Clinton spoke, who once said, "Senator John McCain has a life time of experience that he will bring to the White House, and Senator Obama has a speech he gave in 2002. It's imperative that each of us be able to demonstrate we can cross the commander in chief threshold. I believe that I have done that and certainly Senator McCain has done that. You will have to ask Senator Obama with respect to his candidacy." [7]

Racial infighting among Democrats, which marred the presidential primaries, has flared up again at the party’s convention in Denver, where a black Hillary Clinton delegate is accusing a black Barack Obama delegate of calling her an “Uncle Tom.” [8]

August 29

Several front-runners for McCain's VP have reportedly been eliminated from consideration, according to these stories about Pawlenty and Romney.

John McCain Prepares to Announce His VP. Closely held announcement expected at rally today in Dayton, Ohio, to kick off "Road to the Convention" tour. [9]

John McCain near to picking a running mate. [10]

Mitt Romney with his strong experience is emerging Thursday afternoon as the most likely VP for John McCain; later the speculation turned to Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, perhaps due to his early support of McCain.

John McCain has privately selected his running mate, and we suspect it may be a surprise pick: conservative Congressman Eric Cantor. [11] So far the media does not agree, focusing instead on Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty or Joe Lieberman.

"Democrats had the first night of their 2008 convention. Democrats started with a tribute film to Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) that included footage of the Kennedys on their private yacht. Senator Ted Kennedy, just from recovering from a brain tumor, then took the center stage. Michelle Obama, spouse of candidate Barack Obama spoke, saying that she 'loves America.' Contrary to comments she made last February, saying 'for the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.' Barack Obama spoke to delegates via video."

Update: Our Letter to PNAS objecting to the Lenski paper is now under Editorial Review. The PNAS has informed us that "[a]ll co-authors have been notified of the receipt of this submission. Your Letter will be forwarded to the Editorial Board for consideration. The Board may decide to accept, reject, or ask for revisions to your Letter. Additionally, the Board may solicit a response from the authors."

Margaret Thatcher

Conservapedians will wish to remember former British leader Margaret Thatcher in their prayers. Her daughter has just revealed that the great Conservative stateswoman has been suffering from dementia for some years. All those who value freedom will be grieved by this very sad news. [12]

More Christian persecution

Examples of Bias in Wikipedia: Whitewashing Joe Biden's Record On Wikipedia [15]
Deleted is the 2004 section where Biden is telling John Kerry to select John McCain as his running mate.

Denver Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput Says "NO" Eucharist For Joe Biden. "...his record of support for so-called abortion 'rights,' while mixed at times, is seriously wrong." [16] [17]

Defining Good and Evil In 2008 America [18]
"No amount of window dressing will dilute the dire nature of Barack Obama's radical liberalism, or that of the entire socio-political movement he represents."

MSM Ignores Democrat Lawsuit Against Obama [19]
Philadelphia attorney, Phillip Berg, has filed a lawsuit against the DNC and Barack Obama. Berg cited the senator's use of a birth certificate from the state of Hawaii verified as a forgery by three independent document forensic experts.

August 28

Obama and Income Redistribution [20]
"Wealth accrues to those who know how to accrue it, and taking it from them and giving it to others prevents those who know what to do with money from growing the economy and creating jobs for others, and giving it to those who don't know what to do with money simply results in its dissipation."

Obama's choice probably not popular with Indian-Americans [21]

Joe Biden's plagiarism problem [22]

Apparently the Obama campaign ordered the fraudulent Obama-Bayh bumper stickers to mislead the public.[23] Does that sound presidential?

The Christian vote, an increasingly important factor in British politics, is likely to prove a crucial factor in defeating socialism at the next general election. Christian Party leader George Hargreaves explains the role of the Christian vote in the stunning defeat of the Labour Party at the recent Glasgow East by-election [24]

Analysis: Biden pick shows lack of confidence. (By RON FOURNIER, Associated Press Writer.)

Biden pick underscores Obama's weakness, not strength:

The candidate of change went with the status quo. In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office and on foreign policy — rather than underscore his strength as a new-generation candidate defying political conventions. [25]

Joseph Biden

2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama selects Delaware Senator Joseph Biden as his running mate. Of interest, Joe Biden has a son in the Delaware National Guard who will be going to Iraq this fall. Biden can, of course, run for re-election to the Senate and for Vice President under Delaware election law. WorldNetDaily. [26]

August 26

More professor values: Iowa Professor Arthur Miller has disappeared after being "accused of offering higher grades to female students in exchange for sexual favors. He was charged Aug. 8 with four felony counts of accepting bribes and released without bail"; police abandon a search after wasting thousands of dollars looking for him.[27]

Indiana Senator Evan Bayh and Virginia Governor Tim Kaine have been told by Democratic 2008 presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign they will not be his vice presidential choice. [28]

Republicans carried Indiana by 60%-39% in 2004, making it unreachable for Obama and meaning that Bayh has little to offer to the ticket.

Medistem has announced that they have found and isolated an adult stem cell that can regenerate cells from the heart, lung, liver, pancreas, blood vessels, brain, muscle, bone and fat. Animal testing has shown that they can regenerate blood vessels in legs, thus avoiding amputation.
The point: embryonic stem cells are not required. [29]

There is no global warming in the most recent 10 years of data. [30]
So far, 2008 has had the coldest temperature of the 21st century. This has not had an impact on alarmist viewpoints, who continue to use certain pieces of information to sustain their biased position.

Has the Left Become Completely Deranged? [31]
The vast majority of people on the Left have gone completely nuts in the way they think and act about contemporary political matters.

Dinesh D’Souza on atheism, his debate with Christopher Hitchens, and his book What’s So Great About Christianity. [32]

Pro-Life Hero Tasha Danvers-Smith Shuns Abortion, Still Earns Olympic Medal [33]

Barack Obama's 'lost' brother found in Kenya.

Senator Barack Obama's long lost brother has been tracked down for the first time living in a shanty town in Kenya, reports claimed. [34]

RIP: U.S. Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, the first black woman to represent Ohio in Congress, died Wednesday evening at a Cleveland area hospital after suffering an aneurysm. [35]

According to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday, John McCain now leads Barack Obama by 5 points among likely voters, wiping out Obama's 7-point lead from July. [36]
McCain Surging on eve of Democratic Convention

Media Research Center: Networks Gave Barack Obama the Nomination.
“At every step of his national political career, network reporters showered the IllinoisSenator with glowing media coverage, building him up as a political celebrity and exhibiting little interest in investigating his past associations or exploring the controversies that could have threatened his campaign.” [37]

August 24

William Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist from the Weather Underground, established the non-profit group 'Chicago Annenberg Challenge' at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The university has refused to release records relating to Barack Obama's service as the group's first chairman. [38]

More Hollywood Values: 24-year-old singer Amy Winehouse checks into rehabilitation "like a broken record"; Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lang checks into an outpatient rehab.[39] Isn't Hollywood so cool?

Forty years ago something horrible happened to the American Left and to its host, the Democratic Party. [40]

For the protection of the Democratic Party, the Denver Police Department has established a newly discovered detention center for mass arrests during the Democratic National Convention in Colorado. The city-owned warehouse jail includes cages and signs warning of stun-gun use. [41] [42]

Many Cuban doctors defect to the United States from missions in Venezuela, and marvel at their freedom. In Cuba, they "were expected to inculcate Cuban socialist 'values' in the patients they treated."[43]

John McCain has pulled to a statistical tie with Barack Obama in polling in Minnesota, which the Democrat John Kerry won four years ago.[44]

"Nader predicts Obama to pick Clinton" rather than Biden, Bayh or Kaine. [45]

August 23

An eye-opening survey reveals widespread belief that divine intervention can revive dying patients. And, researchers said, doctors "need to be prepared to deal with families who are waiting for a miracle."

More than half of randomly surveyed adults - 57 percent - said God's intervention could save a family member even if physicians declared treatment would be futile. And nearly three-quarters said patients have a right to demand such treatment. [46]

College presidents from about 100 of the nation's best-known universities, including Duke, Dartmouth and Ohio State, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18. Yet nearly all peer-reviewed studies looking at the change showed raising the drinking age reduced drunk-driving deaths. A survey of research from the U.S. and other countries by the Centers for Disease Control and others reached the same conclusion. [47]

The California Supreme court has issued a ruling denying doctors the right to freely decide whether or not to treat a patient. One of the lawyers for the clinic said, "The Supreme Court's desire to promote the homosexual lifestyle at the risk of infringing upon the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion is what the public needs to learn about" [48]

An assistant professor at Arizona State University is being investigated by police for taking naked pictures of her two children and posting them in what she's calling an art display. It's Professor values in action, and it's sickening! [49]

Free Enterprise Fund asks SEC to curb unqualified companies from publishing false global warming claims. “We think statements of certainty about climate are actually misstatements.” [50]

John McCain’s campaign is accusing NBC’s Andrea Mitchell of parroting unsubstantiated claims by Barack Obama’s campaign that McCain “cheated” in Saturday’s presidential forum. [51] [52]

Presidential contenders Barack Obama and John McCain differed sharply on abortion Saturday, with McCain saying a baby's human rights begin "at conception," while Obama restated his support for legalized abortion. [53]

Congratulations to the school district of Harrold, Texas. Its decision to permit teachers and school staff to carry concealed weapons on school premises will do more to protect the young people of Harrold from potential mass murder than any amount of wooly-minded liberal hand-wringing over gun control. Story: [54] [55]

McCain's Saddleback Grand Slam [56]
McCain was energized, comfortable and quietly eloquent in explaining why his life proves the most important of qualities in a president: character and core beliefs. Obama -- consistently charming and shallow -- demonstrated neither of those qualities.

Armed Citizen Causes Robbers to Flee in Ohio [57] [58]

"An American Carol" Spoofs Michael Moore and Hollywood Liberals [59] [60]
Conservatives in Hollywood - Kevin Farley as 'Michael Malone' in 'An American Carol'
David Zucker, the director who brought us 'Airplane!' and 'The Naked Gun,' turns his sights on anti-Americanism. The movie is a frontal attack on the excesses of the American left from several prominent members of a growing class of Hollywood conservatives.

Inconvenient Youth: Brainwashing Teens With Climate Hysteria [61]
There are connections between this group and investments in green technologies.

Pakistani President Musharraf Resigns Amid Impeachment Threats [62]

Obama's Christian Creds Vs. Abortion and Infanticide [63]
Obama's pro-abortion position is antithetical to the Biblical view of babies. Rendering absolute "reproductive justice" through unfettered abortion seems antithetical to the tenets of Christianity.

"China confiscates Bibles from American Christians"[64]

From the archives: "The day the Democratic convention ended in San Francisco in 1984, the Newsweek poll showed Walter Mondale 18 points ahead of President Ronald Reagan. Mondale ended up getting clobbered, 49 states to one."[65]

August 21

Michael Phelps Wins Record-Breaking 8th Gold Medal at Beijing Games [66]
Phelps eclipsed Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at the 1972 Munich Games.

Why artists hate conservatives [67]

More Hollywood Values: "Prosecutors have filed felony drug charges against Craig Phillip Robinson, an actor best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on NBC's 'The Office.' According to documents released Friday, police in Culver City arrested Robinson on June 29 on suspicion of possessing MDMA, also known as ecstasy, and methamphetamine." [68]

Dr. Phyllis Schlafly

While the debate rages within the scientific community, in government and the popular press, a new DVD – titled "Global Warming or Global Governance?'" – includes interviews with scientists who explain, step by step, why Al Gore and the global warming alarmists are incorrect – in some cases, blatantly so. It also provides evidence that the global warming agenda is being funded with tens of billions of dollars as a mechanism to create global governance.

"Global Warming or Global Governance?" features Dr. Richard Lintz, Dr. Roy Spencer, Dr. John Christy, Dr. Michael Coffman, Phyllis Schlafly and many others. [69]

Two thugs entered a Chicago jewelry store and "demanded money or jewelry and pulled a gun from a bag." Surprise: the elderly owner Sergio Vazquez pulled out his .357 magnum or semiautomatic pistol and shot them. Now they are in serious-to-critical condition in the hospital.[70]

California Homeschoolers Get Reprieve [71]

Conservatives have long known that the mainstream media sees -- and then tells the rest of us about -- the world through a filter of liberal bias. After all, not only do conservatives read the bias in the morning newspaper and hear the bias on the evening news, but also survey after survey has shown that our nation’s newsrooms are filled with self-identified liberals and registered Democrats. In other words, the media’s liberal bias isn’t news, it’s just reality. [72]

To our liberal friends on Conservapedia ... 25 Reasons You Might Be a Liberal

The Associated Press promotes Barack Obama by declaring him to be a Christian (despite his Muslim name) and disparaging a critic of Obama as somehow being a "bigot". The shockingly biased AP article is here.

August 20

Professor values now result in almost daily sex scandals. "UI mired in another sex scandal," screams the latest (of many) examples.[73]

A federal judge says the University of California can deny course credit to applicants from Christian high schools whose textbooks declare the Bible infallible and reject evolution. A group of Christian schools has appealed the judge's ruling to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. [74]

Disaffected Republicans find hope in Lt. Col. Allen West, an officer who faced charges for shock tactics that protected troops who is now running for Congress: [75]

Our Sick Edwards-Excusing Media; "You know there are some in the liberal media who have simply lost touch with reality when the headline reads "John Edwards Cheats on Wife With Cancer" and they ask with great detachment whether he'll be able to run for office again soon. These people's morality is so bizarre that they showed more outrage at John McCain featuring a picture of Paris Hilton in a commercial for two eye-blinks than for Edwards catting around on a dying spouse:" [76]

The Netroots: America And Georgia To Blame For Russia's War Of Aggression.

Liberals, being liberals, make certain assumptions when it comes to foreign affairs. Among them are,

1) Whatever happens in the world, if it's bad, must somehow be the fault of the Bush Administration and/or America.

2) Any country that is allied with America, by virtue of being allied with America, must be in the wrong if it gets into a conflict with a nation that is not allied with America.

That brings us to Russia's war of aggression on Georgia. Russia has spent years engineering this conflict, cared nothing about the civilians it killed, and aimed to thwart democracy, intimidate other free states in the region, and to destroy an alternate route for oil outside of its borders. There were no good intentions, no higher purposes -- just the Russians attacking a smaller, weaker neighbor because it was to their advantage and no one was in a position to stop them. [77]

August 18

Barack Obama’s Muslim outreach adviser resigned after questions were raised about his ties to an imam linked to fundamental Middle Eastern groups.

Mazen Asbahi, who joined the campaign on July 26, stepped down after being contacted by the Wall Street Journal about his connections to Jamal Said, the imam of a Chicago-area mosque. The two men served together on the board of Allied Assets Advisors Fund which had ties to Hamas and to the Muslim Brotherhood according to the Journal report. [78]

John McCain shows leadership in the Russia v. Georgia conflict: "After the events of the past six days, no one should wonder why countries on Russia's periphery so ardently seek the security guarantees alliance membership represents."[79] Obama, meanwhile, is on vacation wondering what to say next.

The liberal media won't explain how Title IX quotas have destroyed American competitiveness at the Olympics. We do: Essay:Title IX Destroys Our Olympic Team.

MOST WANTED: Josephine Sunshine Overaker on Eco-Terrorism Charges [80] FBI
The FBI describes Josephine Overaker as a tattooed, mustached, vegan who's worked as a firefighter, midwife and shepherd — and participated in acts of eco-terror.

ACLU Opposes Three-Strikes Law [81]
In its objection, the ACLU ignores both the economic and personal costs of crimes committed by career criminals if left on the streets.

John McCain made an appearance Tuesday in Teaneck, New Jersey, and Obama's campaign organized a protest with Planned Parenthood and anti-war types. They chanted, "John McCain, More of the Same." One problem: pro-lifers staged a counter-protest that had four times as many people as the Bush-haters. Conservapedia was there.

August 16

Son of Hamas Leader Turns Back on Islam and Embraces Christianity [82]

Say 'Yes' to Faith, 'No' to Drugs [83]
Religious practice decreases the likelihood of drug use. Adolescents from broken homes are much more likely to use hard drugs.

Dennis Prager: Why I Am Not a Liberal

The liberal New York Times claims that Barack Obama, who has never published anything of academic value, was offered tenure by the University of Chicago![84] Astonished, Northwestern law professor Jim Lindgren "said he spoke with seven members of the Chicago faculty, 'including several of the most powerful members of the faculty in the 1998-2003 period.' Lingren says none of the seven were consulted about an Obama tenured offer, and 'some of them couldn't believe that anyone would even attempt such a move, since it would have been a 'nonstarter.'"[85]

The Chinese used deceit to make the Olympic opening ceremony fireworks display appear like it was filmed live by helicopter. In reality the audience was watching a 3-D graphics sequence that took almost a year to produce. Members of the Beijing Olympic Committee said it was necessary to replace live video with computer-generated imagery because the city’s hazy, smoggy skies made it too difficult to see. [86]
More deceit: Girl lip-synched to another's voice at Olympic opening

Barack Obama has a Catholic problem. If he doesn't do better than John Kerry did in 2004 with this quintessential swing voting bloc, he won't be elected president. Obama's campaign understands this -- which is why they're considering allowing a pro-life Democrat, Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, to speak at the Denver convention. Sen. Casey's father, the late Governor of Pennsylvania Robert Casey Sr., was denied a speaking slot at the Democrats’ 1992 convention for fear of offending pro-choice Democrats. But simply allowing his son to speak at the convention won't be enough to woo Catholics back. [87]

Obama Versus McCain on the Economy [88]

What America's Daughters Need To Know About Nancy Pelosi [89]

No firm schedule for withdrawal of US military from Iraq is required. "We have said that this is a condition-driven process," said Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. [90]

Russia's foreign minister is disputing Georgia's claim that its troops have pulled out of South Ossetia, the separatist region where fighting with Russian forces has killed hundreds this weekend. President Bush has urged Putin to end his bombing of Georgia.

Earlier Sunday, Georgia said its troops were withdrawing and President Mikhail Saakashvili said he was calling a cease-fire. [91]

41 students have already signed up for Conservapedia's in-person class this fall, perhaps making it the largest pre-college American History class in the world.

August 14

Conservapedia's entry on Al Franken, now running for office in Minnesota, is quoted here.

Sigmund Freud's Illusions [92]

Again, PETA demonstrates it cares more about the lives of animals than it does for human beings; their latest attempt was an ad comparing animal slaughter to the recent killing, beheading, and cannibalizing of a Greyhound bus passenger, and meant for the newspaper of the town where the atrocity occured: [93]

Adding insult to injury: illegal alien drug smuggler gets less time in prison than the two Border Patrol agents who tried to stop him: [94]

Michael Phelps opened his quest to win a gold medal by qualifying 1.44 seconds faster than his rivals with an Olympic-record time in the 400-meter individual medley preliminaries Saturday night.

The American won his heat in 4 minutes, 7.82 seconds—0.44 second better than his gold-medal-winning time four years ago in Athens. Phelps was under his world-record pace after 150 meters of the four-stroke race, but eased off to save something for Sunday morning’s final. [95]

Welcome to Encyclopaedia Polonica as it translates some of Conservapedia's entries for Poland, the land of Copernicus and the breaker of the Enigma code for WWII.

Liberals and Profanity, a Perfect Match? [96]
Liberals are more than 12 times likely to use profanity than conservatives on the web.

Credit: BosNewsLife

Three American Christian leaders were deported from China after being arrested for publicly praying and protesting against China's "religious persecution", the "policy of forced abortion" and other alleged civil rights abuses. [97] [98]

World Leaders Gather to Celebrate Opening of Beijing Olympic Games [99]

August 13

37 students have already signed up for our fall course in American History, and our lectures are being improved at American History Lectures. Join as a teacher at the American History Teacher List.
The challenge is to learn the truth and yet also be able to do well on the liberal College Board exams. Suggestions on strategy are welcome here.

Jesus and the Case for War [100]
Individuals have a responsibility to protect themselves and their families from harm, and governments have a similar responsibility to protect their citizens.

Planned Parenthood's sex miseducation [101]

Obama's Abstract Patriotism [102]
Senator Obama does not understand what patriotism is -- or how it works.

Illegal immigrants connected to Mexico's drug cartels are growing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of marijuana in California's Sequoia National Forest [103]

California Bill Would Force Public Schools to HonorGay Hero[104]

August 12

Nine Children, Two Illnesses, One Family: Gidgett Lovingood's 'Real American Story' [105]
Lovingood has remained strong despite the challenges life has thrown at her, something she attributes to her faith and her country.

Inside the Bubble: The looney left's articles of faith [106]

What Adam Smith overlooked: The Invisible Hand of Marriage.

Who does she represent again?: “What you saw in the Congress this week was the war dance of the handmaidens of the oil companies. That’s what you saw on the Republican side of the aisle.” —House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Republican congressmen staying on the job to debate energy while Democrats went home and ignored the problem “What our colleagues are talking about is something that won’t have an effect for 10 years and it will be two cents at the time.” —Nancy Pelosi, who needs remedial economics training. [107]

Empirical evidence is already emerging that indicates the acceptance of same-sex marriage will, in fact, harm the institution of marriage and, subsequently, society. [108]

State senator sues God [109]
An atheistic Nebraska state senator requested that the district court acknowledge the presence of God in the courtroom. Sen. Ernie Chambers is requesting "a permanent injunction ordering [God] to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats."

Majority Democrats in the California Assembly have rejected two amendments that would have allowed schools to fire any employee discovered to be part of an extremist terror network and require users of school facilities to affirm they are not terrorists. The amendments came as part of discussion on SB 1322, a bill that "will allow communists to teach in public schools and use government property for their meetings." [110]

Roy Moore: Religious persecution is not a game [111]

August 10

Pelosi Backs Obama on Repeal of Defense of Marriage Act [112]

The union "at a Tyson Foods poultry processing plant in Tennessee [has] opted to trade a paid Labor Day holiday for the Muslim celebration of Eid al-Fitr."[113]

A Maryland teen may have been plotting to kill President George W. Bush: [114]

The famous dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn passes to the Lord, and even Russia's Putin praises him.[115]

Phyllis Schlafly: One Brave Judge Resists Feminist Agenda [116]
It's time to restore basic constitutional rights to husbands and fathers by repudiating the feminist agenda that considers men guilty unless proven innocent.

Obama's Top Ten Flaws That Will Cost Him in November [117]

McCain Should Hit Obama Where It Hurts - on Policy [118]
Hit him on the two fronts where it would really hurt -- the economy and national security. Obama's inexperience and the wildly liberal proposals he has made in his primary campaigning, both set him up for a crippling blow this month.

The Implosion Of The Mainstream Media [119]

David Limbaugh: Liberal Press Circles Wagons Around Obama [120]
When McCain exposes Obama's policy inconsistencies, questions his character, highlights his presumptuousness, inexperience or superficiality, lampoons the media's crush on him, criticizes his injection of race into the campaign, or responds to Obama's attacks, the media yell "foul."

August 9

A Chinese couple is happily living in Texas after escaping both religious persecution and a potential forced abortion for breaking China's one-child family planning law. [121]

Breaking Speaker Pelosi's News Blackout [122]

More than 6000 ship's log books dating to as early as 1600, including the logs of James Cook and Horatio Nelson, contain a detailed treasure trove of long-term global climate change, which is more evidence that global warming is not man-made: [123][124][125][126]

Why the Left is Unpatriotic and Why the Right Should Say So [127]

Washington Post Uses Unitarian Shooting to Slam Christians, Conservative Talk Radio [128]

Hollywood Takes on the Left [129]
The Friends of Abe are now helping to create an upcoming movie called "An American Carol" which pokes fun at anti-Americanism among liberals and how their disdainful attitudes sometimes end up helping America's enemies.

More Obama-speak: "There are things that you can do individually though to save energy – making sure your tires are properly inflated," said Obama. "Simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they're talking about getting off drilling if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much," he contends.[130]

Last chance to edit Letter to PNAS re: the Lenski paper. The letter will be sent today, 2pm ET.
Update: this letter has been sent to PNAS.

Obama Nation.jpg Look at the top-selling non-fiction book at What it describes about the real Obama is shocking.

We were all taught it, but it's just another false liberal myth: that the non-Christian Vikings (Leif Ericson) reached North America before the devoutly Christian Christopher Columbus did. This is yet another attempt to deny and downplay Christian achievement by distorting history. See American History Lecture One, which will teach students what is true and false about American history.

August 7

"HPV Vaccine Blamed for Teen's Paralysis," and her father is a professor at the liberal University of California at Berkeley. [131]

Rush Week: Human Events Celebrates 20 Years of Rush Limbaugh [132]

District of Columbia State Board of Education Approves New Restrictive Homeschool Regulations [141]

Obama and the Affirmative Action Media [142]

The Far-Left's War on Direct Democracy: [143]

Ever wonder why college students tend to be liberal? A new study shows that "college enrollment allows for a lifestyle that essentially extends the adolescent period," resulting in higher "drinking," "property theft," and "unstructured socializing with friends" compared with peers who do not go to college.
NY Times: "College Students Behaving Badly"

August 5

"The court finds the memorial at Mt. Soledad, including its Latin cross, communicates the primarily nonreligious messages of military service, death and sacrifice," wrote U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns in his decision filed Tuesday. "As such, despite its location on public land, the memorial is constitutional."[144]
Thank you, Judge Burns, for standing up to the ACLU and others and making the right decision.

President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches. House Democrats called the ruling a ringing endorsement of the principle that nobody is above the law. [145]

Taking Sides in California
Massachusetts Moves to Define Marriage for Other States
San Francisco Officially Condemned Vatican and Christians [146]

Conservapedia sparks more discussion on the internet: "The more the Dawkins types try to turn this into a head-on fight, the more moderate religious believers edge into Conservapedia territory."[147] Indeed. Liberals and atheists do not win in debate, and their biggest gains are in censoring the truth.

Summary of Latest Federal Individual Income Tax Data. "The top 1 percent of taxpayers (AGI over $388,806) earned approximately 22.1 percent of the nation's income (as defined by AGI), yet paid 39.9 percent of all federal income taxes. That means the top 1 percent of tax returns paid about the same amount of federal individual income taxes as the bottom 95 percent of tax returns." Remember this line every time you hear a liberal whine that the rich are not paying their fair share. [148]

Journalist Walter Moore points to the fact that the mayors of San Francisco and Los Angeles could be indicted for violating federal immigration laws: [149]

Pictures are worth a thousand words, including those from ANWR: [150]

Atheists are whining because a British city council expects its employees to work, rather than waste taxpayers' money surfing Godless and depraved websites. Congratulations to the city of Birmingham for taking a stand![151]

A change is afoot in the halls of Congress, as Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid catch wind of the fact that more than 75% of Americans want domestic oil drilling to begin NOW, and what they do between now and November will determine whether or not they keep their jobs: [152]

New website training children to be "climate cops" to turn in parents who are guilty of the "crimes" of leaving the cell phone plugged in too long, or a faucet drip in the sink. Can anyone say "Hitler Youth"? [153]

Appeasement Politics – Again [154]

Exclusive: ‘Mile High’ Liberal Hypocrisy [155]
There is a reason why most of Hollywood and the world of entertainment are liberal. There is a reason why most of the media is biased toward liberal causes and spin.

August 4

A gunman killed two adults and wounded seven others in a Knoxville, Tennessee, Unitarian church Sunday morning.[156][157]

Moral Relativism Is Killing the U.S. [158]
We yearn for the day when we’ll return to the foundational value that makes the U.S. great. Right and wrong are not relative terms. There are fundamental truths. Evil flourishes, but good men continue to battle it – and win. Good can and will triumph over evil.

Belief Growing That Reporters are Trying to Help Obama Win [159]
49% of voters believe most reporters will try to help the Democrat with their coverage, up from 44% a month ago.

The left supports campaign finance reform, the Fairness Doctrine and other policies allegedly aimed at ensuring that both sides of the political argument be aired. But it's a colossal fraud. The Times' rejection of McCain's piece is a case study in how liberals apply these principles. They don't believe in both sides presenting their viewpoints, but in controlling the nature and scope of the discussion. [160]

A stunning defeat for the leftist Labour Party in a special election in Scotland, signalling likely conservative victories in the next general election in Britain.[161]

The New York Times promotes another false federally funded research claim: "Math Scores Show No Gap for Girls, Study Finds."[162]
The SAT math scores show a striking and undeniable gap, disproving the politically correct claim.[163]

"Spam king," a man who thought he could get away with computer crimes, sending excessive spam through the e-mails, tax evasion, and criminal forfeiture, kills his wife, child, and himself after escaping from prison. "What a nightmare, and such a coward," U.S. Attorney Troy Eid said. "Davidson imposed the 'death penalty' on family members for his own crime." [164]

Janet Rivera, California's Terri Schiavo, Allowed to Receive Food and Water [165]

Big Media Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is [166]
An analysis of federal election records shows that the amount of money journalists contributed so far this election cycle favors Democrats by a 15:1 margin over Republicans, with $225,563 going to Democrats, only $16,298 to Republicans.

August 1

The AP's New Man on the 'Race and Ethnicity' Beat [167]
So there you have it: AP's game plan for covering the presidential election. It's all about race.

Could a demand for a rare metal used in the Sony PlayStation have sparked bloody conflicts in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in which civilians and children were forced to be miners? [168]

Voice from the grave: "Conservation is not the sole answer to our energy needs. America must get to work producing more energy" -- Ronald Reagan, cited by George Allen

A cause of Britain's current knife-crime epidemic is explained: "Britain is becoming daily more brutal because for the last forty years, a godless elite have been destroying the Christian foundations of our society."[169]

The liberal New York Times missed the revenue estimate for its second quarter, and it suffered an "82 percent plunge in the company's second-quarter earnings."[170] Its stock is worth less than one third of its value of four years ago. Let's face it: liberal ideology is a failure in a free market.

The HPV Vaccine against a few sexually transmitted diseases, "heavily promoted as a safe and effective vaccine against cervical cancer, has been connected with nearly 9,000 'adverse events,' including the deaths of 18 – perhaps 20 – girls and young women. In addition, there were 140 'serious' events reported (27 categorized as 'life-threatening'), with 10 spontaneous abortions and six cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome – all since January 2008." [171]