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February 26

Another Democrat fails to pay his taxes, White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. [1]

A measure approved by the North Dakota House gives a fertilized human egg the legal rights of a human being, a step that would essentially ban abortion in the state. [2]

The Plight of the Left-Wing Talkers. Being a radio flop is no excuse for bringing back the 'Fairness Doctrine.' [3]

Unlike adult stem cells, nothing good ever comes from embryonic stem cells. A desperate Israeli family opts for experimental fetal cells to save their child. The result, the injections added tumors to the child's brain and spine. [4] [5]

The Liberal Welfare State. Last week the Left reverted back to the liberal welfare state in the “stimulusbill. Hidden in the bill was a massive increase in welfare spending. [6]

Conservapedia has had over 80,000,000 page views! Congratulations to all Conservapedians!

Obama plans to control 2010 census [7]

U.S. Muslim TV Network Founder Charged With Beheading Wife! The founder of Bridges TV, Buffalo, New York -based "American Muslim Lifestyle Network," was charged yesterday with the beheading of his wife at the TV station. A little more than four years earlier, the couple were profiled on the NBC Nightly News by Ron Allen. [8]

Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have been released from federal prison after serving more than two years in solitary confinement for the non-fatal shooting of a Mexican drug smuggler, they sought to arrest for attempting to smuggle hundreds of pounds of marijuana in to the United States. President Bush commuted the sentences of the two hero border agents Jan. 19. [9]

The Biology of Belief. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that faith may indeed bring us health. [10]

February 25

Utah 's “Common Ground” Package a Trojan Horse. A group called Utah Equality has proposed a package of legislation meant to increase the rights of same-sex couples in Utah. The package has been presented against a backdrop of widespread intimidation directed towards supporters of marriage as the union of husband and wife, including churches. [11] See our article on the Homosexual Agenda.

Mexican state oil company Pemex's E&P subsidiary PEP will invest US$2.31bn in Chicontepec this year, Pemex's CEO Jesús Reyes Heroles told correspondents. [12] (Chicontepec holds 39% of total possible hydrocarbons reserves in the country, or some 17.7 billion boe) [13]

Chicontepec will receive more funds than any other project in Pemex's planned US$8.62bn investment for 2009.

Russia media has an article on Conservapedia! "Атака церковных клонов, или о христианизации популярных интернет-брендов"[14] The article explains (rough translation): "The first commandment of Conservapedia is the arrangement only of true ...." Welcome to Russians seeking the truth, which shall set you free.

Twelve-year old's abortion speech: good news and bad news.[15]

  • Teachers tried to dissuade twelve-year old Lia of Toronto from giving her five minute speech against abortion for her class. They said that she would not be allowed to enter it in the school's competition. Her pro-choice homeroom teacher, however, was supportive.
  • She entered the competition, but a pro-choice member of the judging panel refused to listen, and Lia was subsequently disqualified. However, the judges themselves reversed the decision and Lia won the competition.
  • A video of her rehearsing the speech has been posted on YouTube [16] and received over 124,000 views. However, the hateful comments posted have resulting in comments being turned off. More proof of liberal support of free speech.

From Pakistan, Taliban Threats Reach New York. Pakistani immigrants from the Swat Valley, where the Taliban have been battling Pakistani security forces since 2007, say some of their families are being singled out for threats, kidnapping and even murder by Taliban forces, who view them as potential American collaborators and lucrative sources of ransom. [17]

Despite the election of President Obama, leftist propagandist Bill Maher is still not happy with his native land, due to the lack of belief in evolution. He voiced his disapproval on Thursday evening's Larry King Live: "I read the other day, I think only four in 10 Americans believe in evolution. It's still not a very bright country, Larry." [18]

Close to 3,000 American soldiers who recently arrived in Afghanistan to secure two violent provinces near Kabul have begun operations in the field and already are seeing combat, the unit's spokesman said Monday. [19]

Saudi Arabian judge sentences pregnant rape victim to one-year in jail and 100 lashes. The judge ruled she had committed adultery, despite not even being married and her flogging will take place after she gives birth. [20]

February 23

Today is the United States' holiday for "Washington's Birthday," by U.S. law, 5 USCS § 6103. But guess what? Liberals determined to deify the president insist on calling today "Presidents' Day," to diminish Washington and pretend that all presidents deserve to be honored.[21]

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The Conservapedia evolution article has sprinted past the 500,000 view mark! This is bad news for the dogmatic evolutionists who are aware that in 2006, the prestigious science journal Science reported concerning the United States: "The percentage of people in the country who accept the idea of evolution has declined from 45 in 1985 to 40 in 2005. Meanwhile the fraction of Americans unsure about evolution has soared from 7 per cent in 1985 to 21 per cent last year."[22] Watch the internet continue to grind down evolutionism!

Obama considers ending federal ban on taxpayer funding of stem cell experimentation.[23] Putting other people's money at work!

In honor of an American Patriot, happy birthday Susan B. Anthony! One-hundred eighty-nine years later your pro-life legacy lives on. [24]

After having three puppet hosts -- Farfur the Mickey Mouse look-alike, Nahoul the bee and Assoud the rabbit -- all die on TV, Hamas children's television has introduced a fourth puppet host. The new one, a bear named Nassur, appeared Friday on Hamas TV promising to be a Jihad fighter, and declaring war on the Zionists. [25]

More liberal attacks on the First Amendment: California attorney general Jerry Brown says "a little state control never hurt anyone" as he becomes the latest liberal who doesn't tolerate free speech on the radio: [26]

"Speechless: How Gays silence Christians" has been pulled from the airwaves because the "tolerant" LBGT community doesn't tolerate Christians. [27] But you can see it here: [28]

Pro-Life Workers Arrested in Birmingham, Alabama
Nine college-age members of The Survivors Campus Life Tour were arrested at Parker High School for distributing literature to students from a public sidewalk. [29]

When it comes to advancing a liberal agenda, the New York Times not only gives at the office through slanted reporting, but also through the New York Times Company Foundation. Matching the liberal advocacy carried out every day in the pages of the Times, the New York Times Co. handed over a $5,000 grant to the pro-abortion group, Planned Parenthood of New York City, for "educational outreach in schools and the community," the second of two installments to murder babies. [30]

Obama's version of bipartisanship: "NO Republicans, not even conferees, were in the room when the conference report was developed" for the stimulus bill being rushed to a vote. Its real cost is $3 trillion and it undoes the welfare reform of 1996.[31]

A British foster mother has been struck off for not preventing a Muslim teenager in her care from becoming a Christian! Instead, the council, clearly not remaining neutral, tried to influence the teenager to remain a Muslim.[32]

British boy, 13, becomes a father. Baby-faced Alfie Patten, who is 13 but looks more like eight, became a father four days ago when his girlfriend Chantelle Steadman gave birth to 7lb 3oz Maisie Roxanne.

He told how he and Chantelle, 15, decided against an abortion after discovering she was pregnant. [33]

Republican wife's mini-stimulus initiative In Florida, the wife of state Rep. Nicholas Thompson is providing rent-free housing to a neighbor and her son. "You don't have to be a politician to put forth a stimulus package," Chene Thompson said. (CNN) Helping a neighbor in need is a better economic solution than massive government spending.

February 20

Enviromental concerns partly responsible for Victorian fires, including costing a man $100,000 in fines and court costs, all because he cleared some trees from his property...which left a firebreak that saved his and his family's lives: [34]

Gregg Withdraws Nomination for Commerce Secretary. Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire has withdrawn his nomination to become President Obama's commerce secretary. [35]

Darwin's Birthday Poll: Fewer Than 4 in 10 Believe in Evolution. A new poll released just in time for Charles Darwin's 200th birthday found that only 39 percent of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," and just 24 percent of those who attend church weekly believe in that explanation for the development of life on Earth. [36]

Pennsylvania RINO Senator Arlen Specter May Face Conservative Challenge[37]

Dinesh D'Souza: The Two Faces Of Darwin. D'Souza distinguishes between Darwin the scientist and Darwin the unbeliever. [38]

Bonuses are bribes, so says Barney Frank in a video posted by Nancy Pelosi. No wonder the polls show an all-time low for Congress! [39]

Amnesty International has urged Iran to improve its human rights record as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Amnesty said that "some sectors of society – including ethnic minorities – continue to face widespread discrimination, while the situation for other groups – notably some religious minorities – has significantly worsened". [40]

Abraham Lincoln's faith and reliance on God is surprising, says a Utah author of a new book on the 16th U.S. president. "Read a book and remember him," Andersen told Rotary members. He stressed Lincoln did more than end slavery and civil war, he also saved the U.S. Constitution and promoted religious tolerance. [41]

February 18

Aussie firefighters are heroes for their efforts at saving the lives of thousands except by Hollywood Liberals. During the recent wildfires the heroic efforts of the firefighters have been universally lauded; but a liberal gossip site in Hollywood decided to take cheap shots against those who dared to save the lives of a few animals as well: [42]

Abortion and Orwell. In California, Newspeak is now spoken fluently by those who seek to advance a political agenda in healthcare by avoiding scrutiny. [43]

About Obama’s “no pork” assertion… The stimulus package contains nothing but porky, wasteful spending, most of which has little chance of creating jobs within the first year, when jobs will be most needed. [44]

Global Warming Causes Mental Illness. The correlation between natural destruction and global warming continues to be specious, at best. Yet, this darn planet, just by warming up a little, is wreaking havoc on some people's sanity. [45] [46]

Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Israel Is Our Home (Yisrael Beiteinu) leader Avigdor Lieberman Wednesday in attempt to eliminate any possibility of a government led by Kadima leader Tzipi Livni. [47]

President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan has passed the Senate and is on its way to difficult House-Senate negotiations. [48]

Cuba plans more offshore drilling, Obama administration moves to shut down American oil production. [49] Cuban officials say that exploratory drilling to assess the potential for oil reserves in the Gulf of Mexico, estimated 20 billion barrels, is likely to resume in the second quarter of this year. [50] An announcement regarding oil leases is expected today from secretary Ken Salazar.

More bad news for the leftist mainstream media. 54% of U.S. voters say the news media makes Global Warming appear worse than it really is. Only 21% say the media presents an accurate picture. Al Gore is sure to be making a statement about how "misguided" the American people are, just like he did after his Presidential bid! [51]

62% of U.S. voters want the economic recovery plan to include more tax cuts and less government spending. That is bad news for liberals! The Senate is poised to vote today on its $827-billion version of the economic recovery plan. [52]

February 17

Economic Stimulus Package stupidity at work: General Motors plans to create jobs with the bailout money fleeced from the American Brazil! [53]

The Aussie Inferno Death Toll is up to 200. Police say worst bushfires (wildfires) in Australian history may be arson in some cases. Blazes have been burning for days in the southeastern state of Victoria suffering the worst drought in a century. 750 homes have been destroyed and 3,700 people were left homeless so far. [54][55] Conservapedians are praying for our Australian cousins. Donations to help the victims can be made to the Australian Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal here or the Salvation Army here.

The Conservapedia evolution article is rapidly approaching 500,000 page views! This is bad news for the fanatical evolutionists who know that the evolutionary paradigm has been slowly losing public support in the English speaking world.[56][57]

"New Worries About Gardasil Safety"; "'I struggle with guilt a lot, because I made the choice to get the shot for her,' said Gabby's mom, Shannon Swank."[58]

Support for President Obama's and the Congressional Democrats economic recovery plan has crumbled this week. Only 37% now express support for the massive giveaway to liberal special interest groups. [[59]]

More Liberal Values Dept: Tom Athans, husband of U.S. Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), walks free after being caught paying for prostitution. The female caught with Mr. Athans gets sentenced to five days in jail! [60]

The so-called Obama economic stimulus plan isn't so much "stimulus" as it is pay-back for his special interest supporters. Only 24% goes to actual stimulation of the economy! And the rest? The rest is either “cushion” for the hard times ahead, or categorized as “agenda” spending, advancing Democratic policy dreams such as the “green” lobby being thrown a pile of bones including $10 million for bike and walking trails, $200 million for plug-in electric car stations, $400 million for climate change research by NASA scientists, $600 million to buy new “green” cars for government workers. More "change we can't believe in"... [61]

Phyllis Schlafly: Community Organizing Explained. Barack Obama used the Saul Alinsky model to successfully defeat the Clinton machine and the Republican Party. [62] Conservapedia's critics and enemies use the same tactics to attack this site through vandalism, parody, and contention. See Essay:Examples of Moronic Vandalism by the "tolerant"

Chuck Norris: Top 10 Reasons Gitmo Should Be on Alcatraz. [63]

McCain blasts Obama. Sen. John McCain took his most direct shot at President Barack Obama since the presidential campaign, using a Senate floor speech to criticize the president for mocking the Republican concerns over the massive economic stimulus package. McCain said Democrats should not call the measure “bipartisan” if only a handful of Republicans support it. “You can call it an agreement, but you cannot call it a bipartisan agreement.” [64]

Most of the experts on President Barack Obama’s new economic advisory board share at least one common trait: their generous support of Obama’s campaign. In total, members of the panel raised or gave over $1.3 million to Democrats during the 2008 campaign cycle. [65]

Pelosi dismisses bipartisanship calls. The 3.2-million-member National Education Association, one of the biggest union backers of Democrats, has sent a letter to Senate Democrats threatening to lower their rating with the group if they vote against the original level of school aid funding. [66]

United States Senator Debbie Stabenow (D) of Michigan, has other reasons besides hatred against conservative talk radio. Her husband, Tom Athans, is a program creator and now executive vice-president for the liberal Air America, which means they don't like the well as the recent exposure of Athans' liason with the prostitute who's stuck going to jail for it: [67][68]

If the Guantanamo prison base is shut down, critics say, some military combatants currently held there will be sent back to their home countries — where they will rejoin terrorist groups and ultimately kill Americans. It's already happened. [69]

February 13

Jeffery Immelt, the leftist CEO of General Electric, owner of NBC who has driven his company's stock and profits to a 12 year low with questionable financial decisions and trading with Iran through European intermediaries to help re-supply the Islamic Fascists, is apparently just the type of incompetent executive President Obama wants serving on his Economic Recovery Advisory Board charged to oversee the $925 billion dollar spending package (interesting that the board was named even before the measure has passed Congress). [70] [71]

Miracle on the Hudson - quick thinking airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger saves over a hundred passengers by taking initiative to glide his plane to a safe landing in the Hudson River.

President Obama and the Democrats’ “stimulus” package will increase the unemployment rate. The changes they propose will also make us poorer, with fewer, less productive jobs. [72]

Satyam Computer Services Ltd., the Indian tech giant at the center of a $1 billion executive fraud and a World Bank ethics scandal, is involved in yet another kind of debacle — this time at the United Nations’ public health arm, the World Health Organization (WHO). [73]

Runnin Late? That's Obama Time. Unlike his famously punctual predecessor, the president has routinely struggled to arrive on time to various events and news conferences. The president's tardiness already appears to have spread to others in his administration. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs has been routinely late for daily news briefings, sometimes by more than an hour. [74]

Armed Hamas police broke into a Gaza warehouse packed with U.N. humanitarian supplies and seized thousands of blankets and food packages. [75]

President Obama is facing criticism for keeping his office warm enough to "grow orchids" in -- after he called on Americans to protect the environment and turn down their thermostats. [76]

Lawsuit: Florida Clinic Botched Abortion, Threw Out Live Baby. The complaint says one of the clinic owners, came in and cut the umbilical cord with scissors, then placed the baby in a plastic bag, and the bag in a trash can. [77]

President Obama faces criticism about the style of leadership he's taking in his defense of the contentious and costly economic stimulus bill. "He reduced himself from being president of all the American people to being the partisan leader of the left," former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich said of Obama's Thursday night speech. House GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence issued a written statement saying he was "disappointed" that Obama seemed to have "so quickly abandoned his call for bipartisanship and has resorted to tough political rhetoric" to pass the bill. "I don't see this legislation doing anything good," McCain told FOX News, saying he hasn't seen "serious negotiations" between the two parties and that the bill is laden with "parochial interests." [78]

Members of the Democratic Party have every intention to prevent you from listening to conservative talk radio, despite the fact that the First Amendment states Congress shall make NO LAW prohibiting freedom of speech: [79]

The British nurse who was suspended without pay for offering to pray for a patient's recovery has been reinstated and will return to work in the next few days. North Somerset Primary Care Trust said yesterday that it recognised Mrs Petrie, a mother of two, had been acting in the "best interests of her patients" and that nurses did not have to "set aside their faith" in the workplace and could "continue to offer high-quality care for patients while remaining committed to their beliefs". It also conceded that for some people prayer was an "integral part of health care and the healing process".
Sir Patrick Cormack, the Tory MP for South Staffordshire and a committed Anglican, told Parliament that the case illustrated the “utter absurdities” of political correctness.
"This is a great victory for Petrie, and for common sense," Andrea Williams, director of the Christian Legal Centre, said. "Today’s decision highlights the importance of being able to take personal faith into the workplace rather than being forced to leave it at the door for fear of being silenced by equality and diversity policies." [80]

Conservapedia has found out that a leading creation science organization intends to significantly increase their amount of refutation dealing with the specific subjects of atheism and agnosticism. Other creation science organizations may follow suit in the coming months. Please stay tuned for further details!

"President Barack Obama came to office making the time-honored promise to raise the level of political discourse in Washington, but thus far, most Americans don't see that his promise is panning out," said Gallup analyst Lydia Saad. [81]

In 1998, Daschle gave a speech on tax cheats. In 2001, Mr. Daschle, then the Senate Democratic leader, helped torpedo President Bush's choice to head the Labor Department, Linda Chavez. [82]

David Ogden, President Obama's pick for deputy attorney general, used to represent Playboy -- in one case paving the way for the blind to enjoy the magazine at the Library of Congress. [83]

California State Controller John Chiang may be preaching fiscal restraint in the face of the state's budget crisis, but he's practicing something else. [84]

February 10

The White House's nominee for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta, has earned more than $700,000 in speaking and consulting fees since the beginning of 2008, with some of the payments coming from troubled financial firms and from a firm that invests in contractors for federal national security agencies. [85]

A day after banning corporate executives from earning more than $500,000 a year via taxpayer bailouts, President Obama on Thursday will head to a Democratic retreat that has burned through half a million dollars in taxpayer cash for annual retreats at luxury resorts. [86]

Why Should Obama’s Poor Cabinet Choices Surprise Anyone? [87]

How the Stimulus Bill Could Kill You. One has to keep a keen eye out for the components of the bill that don't just steal your money, but that may actually do you great physical harm, if not kill you outright. [88]

Pelosi Pulls Omnibus Bill Rumored To Cost $500 Billion. Pelosi removed the bill from the legislative calendar yesterday amid Democrat fears that the actual omnibus spending bill may help scuttle passage of the trillion-dollar “stimulus” spending bill already in very deep trouble in the Senate. [89]

Tom Daschle's Washington: His riches illustrate the expanding power of the political class. The main story of the Obama Presidency is the massive transfer of power and wealth now underway from the private sector to the political class. [90]

Comedian Ben Stein has withdrawn as the University of Vermont's commencement speaker because of complaints about his critical views on evolution in favor of intelligent design. [91]

Obama's Economic Stimulus is a War on Prayer. A provision in the House-passed stimulus bill -- banning money to be used to renovate schools from being spent on facilities that allow "religious worship" -- has ignited furor because it discriminates on the basis of faith and violates the right to free speech. This is just another example of Obama's and the Democrats Liberal Deceit, their leftist agenda. [92]

You can count on the Democrats to do two things: raise taxes on everyone in the country, and provide excuses for their own failure to pay taxes themselves. See Tom Daschle [93][94], Nancy Killefer [95] Al Franken [96]

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, claims 500 million Americans will lose their jobs each month if the stimulus package is not passed. Someone should whisper in her ear and let her know that the total population of the United States is about 300 million, which includes a lot of non-job holding children, retirees, and lazy bums: [97]

Rush's Bipartisan Stimulus. "Let's cut taxes, as I [Rush] want, and spend more, as Obama would like." [98]

February 7

President Obama appointed more than 17 lobbyists after talking big on anti-lobbyist, clean Governance. [99] See also Lobbyists ties to the Obama administration.

Fighting Free Speech: UCLA Activists Take Talk Radio Crackdown To Obama's FCC [100]

Conservatives Wonder How $140 Billion in New School Spending Will Stimulate Jobs [101]

Dick Morris: Stimulus Could Trigger Rampant Inflation. President Obama and the Democrats in Congress are selling soothing syrup to their political base at a price of massive inflation and agony for the future. [102]

Americans aren't pleased with President Barack Obama's decisions to close Guantanamo Bay and to fund overseas abortions. [103]

The Liberal Agenda Disguised As “Stimulus” Spending [104]

Jim DeMint: A Jobs Plan That Works [105]

Sarah Palin: The case for drilling in ANWR [106]

The stock of the nation's largest bank, Bank of America, is now worth less than 1/4th its value when Obama was elected.[107] Spread that wealth!!!

Eric Holder is sworn in as attorney general. Vice President Joe Biden swore in President Barack Obama's choice — the first African-American to hold the post — in a Tuesday morning ceremony before dignitaries and employees at the department. [108]

Do you see a pattern of corruption here? First it was Charles Rangel, next we learn about Timothy Geithner. Then Obama's Performance Czar Nancy Killefer [109] withdraws her nomination and so has Tom Daschle. [110] GOP Senator DeMint tells FOX News that Daschle's failure to pay taxes are a 'problem with integrity'. [111]

Congress: The New Power Class. The Congress has created its own source of perpetual political funding. We pay taxes, the government doles out our money, and those receiving the money pay off the people who voted to send these special interests our money in the first place. [112]

You must agree that homosexuality is good. Or else. Grandparents in Scotland have been refused permission to adopt their own grandchildren, who have instead been given to a homosexual couple to adopt. And the grandparents have been told not to object or else. So much for "tolerance".[113][114][115][116]

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009. They have now six titles (most Super Bowl wins). Santonio Holmes was considered the MVP (Most Valuable Player).

An overweight and over-the-hill Bruce Springsteen is performing songs from the 1980s at the Super Bowl halftime. Wonder why? He supports the liberal agenda hook, line and sinker. But he hasn't yet performed his "Born in the U.S.A." ... perhaps Obama types wouldn't like that one???

Benedict Arnold, or Judas? Judd Gregg prepares to cross party lines and abandon supporters who helped elect him as senator. His leaving the Senate to join the Obama Administration would give the Democrats a filibuster-proof Senate on many issues.[117]

Victor Herbert was born on February 1, 1859 in Dublin, Ireland. The music from Herbert's theatrical pieces became standard recital repertory pieces, and his instrumental waltzes were popular dance music. Today in History The Library of Congress.

Hosted by Obama, Super Bowl party goes bipartisan. President Barack Obama is inviting a group of lawmakers _ some Republicans, many Democrats, and a few from Pennsylvania and Arizona _ to join him for Sunday's championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals.

With no Chicago team for Obama to cheer, the president said he's rooting for Pittsburgh against the "long-suffering" and "great Cinderella story" Cardinals, and he wished the Cardinals the best. [118]

Did Obama pick the most corrupt Cabinet in history? Until last week, "Sen. Tom Daschle (S.D.), President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Health and Human Service Department had not paid more than $128,000 in back taxes over the past several years," a revelation that followed the withdrawal of another Cabinet nominee due to a federal investigation, and admission by a third nominee that he hadn't paid taxes he owed.[119]

Democrats plan to obtain a filibuster-proof Senate by appointing Republican Senator Judd Gregg as Secretary of the Department of Commerce, whereupon the Democratic Governor of New Hampshire would likely replace him with a Democrat.[120]

February 6

Think the mainstream news media is objective and unbiased? ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is actively helping to design and deliver the Obama Administration’s strategy and message: [121][122]

Did you ever wonder how closely tied the Democrats are with the Mainstream Media? The answer is they are in contact daily. For years now they have talked ideological strategy and plan coverage. Politico's John Harris notes, "in any given news cycle, it is quite likely that Washington’s prevailing political and media interpretation -- at least on the Democratic side -- is being hatched on these calls." [123]

Michael Steele wins close election for new head of Republican National Committee.[124]

The founder of the Weather Channel is ridiculing Al Gore over his calls for action on global climate change, saying in a column that global warming is a "hoax" and "bad science." [125]

President Obama signs The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. An employee now has extra time to file a claim of discrimination for making less money than another worker doing the same job. [126] Now is the time for female staffers of Obama's presidential campaign [127] and his female staffers in the Senate [128] to get the equal pay they were denied.

The conflict of interest between CNBC and a tax cheat who's now the Treasury Secretary: [129]

Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois has been removed from office: [130]

And while the networks have reported his removal, they also removed that little letter (D) as well: [131]

A Texas GOP congressman offers a bill that would eliminate IRS penalties for filing taxes late; if Chuck Rangel and Tim Geithner can do it, so can the average American taxpayer: [132]

Could the arson that caused more than a million dollars of damage to Sarah Palin's church in Alaska be a case of attempted murder? [133]

Minnesota voters were disenfranchised in the Norm Coleman/Al Franken senate contest: [134]

February 5

The Democratic House of Representatives voted 244-188 to add $16,000 in new debt to the average American family.[135]

Are Obama's Muslim roots coming out now, conveniently after the inaguration? [136]

The World History course starts Thursday, and could be another record-breaking class. For those who want to learn and be able to attain 100% on the final exam, as happened last class, let's begin. For those who want to forever remain ignorant, return to watching Comedy Central.

The economic stimulus plan being pushed by Obama includes government access without restriction or consent to your medical records...YOUR medical records! [137]

'Unbiased' Media Defines Obama's Controversies. The mainstream media is trying to convince Americans that Obama is working for everyone and not being divisive like former President Bush. A recent AP headline read, "Obama Breaks from Bush, Avoids Divisive Stands." But there are only two problems with that: facts and logic. In truth, President Obama really isn’t divisive (if you're a liberal): all the liberals agree with him. [138]

The White House has sacked the pro-life administrator for the USAID foreign assistance program so the agency can begin implementing President Barack Obama's pro-abortion policies. The move follows Obama rescinding the Mexico City Policy to allow taxpayer funding of groups that promote abortions overseas. [139]

Obama: Building a Monument to Tolerance on the Rubble of Religious Freedom [140]

God And Mr. Darwin. Everything here and all around us just happened, without the intervention of a Designer? Isn't that just a little improbable? [141]

Fight Back Against the Tolerance Fascists. Tolerance taken to an extreme has actually impeded our ability to rationally discuss vitally important issues that will determine whether our country continues to be successful and prosperous over the long haul. [142]

Kirsten Gillibrand’s Political Identity Crisis. Based on her track record so far, she may be too conservative for liberals, but she certainly is no friend of the conservatives. [143]

February 4

Michelle Malkin: GOP: Time to Get Things Undone. History has shown us that “Get Things Done” is mindless liberal code for passing ineffective legislation and expanding government for government’s sake. [144]

Atheism - A Godless Delusion. One can appreciate both the scientific method and have a faith based view at the same time. Academics that have devoted themselves to eradicate religious views and those who hold them have absolutely no scientific basis on which to stand. [145]

Concealed Carry Permits Are Life Savers. Allowing law-abiding people to arm themselves offers more than piece of mind for those individuals -- it pays off for everybody through lower crime rates. Statistics from the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Report of 2007 show that states with right-to-carry laws have a 30% lower homicide rate, 46% lower robbery, and 12% lower aggravated assault rate and a 22% lower overall violent crime rate than do states without such laws. [146]

A Dozen Fun Facts About the House Democrats' Massive Spending Bill. If the Democrats get their way over the next couple of years, we may see what happens when conservatives are entirely out of power in Washington: an explosion in federal spending and regulatory reach that threatens the foundation of our free enterprise system. [147]

Another U.N. financial mess - 'India's Enron' Blitzes U.N. Procurement Divisions [148]

Heritage: Everywhere You Look: Big Government Spending. Massive deficit spending will only throw our country further into economic shambles, as the current stimulus and SCHIP bills do little more than increase our debt and healthcare costs. [149]

Young America’s Foundation: Announcing the 2008-2009 Top Ten Conservative Colleges [150]

  1. Christendom College - Front Royal, Virginia
  2. College of the Ozarks - Point Lookout, Missouri
  3. Franciscan University of Steubenville - Steubenville, Ohio
  4. Grove City College - Grove City, Pennsylvania
  5. Harding University - Searcy, Arkansas
  6. Hillsdale College - Hillsdale, Michigan
  7. Indiana Wesleyan University - Marion, Indiana
  8. Liberty University - Lynchburg, Virginia
  9. St. Vincent College - Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  10. Thomas Aquinas College - Santa Paula, California

David Horowitz: Do Liberals Help The Terrorists? [151]

Israel, Gaza and the double standard. There can be no two-state solution unless there is a single standard in judging Israel versus the Hamas and Hezbollah terrorists: Israel must have the right of self-defense against the terrorists who launch rockets intentionally to kill their civilians. [152]

February 1

Heritage: Dems' Stimulus Bill Has Hidden Left Agenda. The House stimulus package moving through committee illustrates how the left is using the economic stimulus bill as cover to achieve their long held desire to permanently increase the size of the federal government, charges a new report by The Heritage Foundation. [153]

Bill O'Reilly: The Collapse of the Left-Wing Media. There is much irony in the fact that while liberals have won power in Washington big time, left-wing media are collapsing all over the place. [154]

David Limbaugh: They're Poor Winners, Too. Leftists are always lecturing Republicans and conservatives on the importance of civility and bipartisanship yet revealing, whether winner or losing, that they are the ones who need lessons in manners and collegiality. [155]

Don’t Listen to Rush? In the meeting with House Republican leaders, Obama chastised them, saying, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." What he meant was, you can’t listen to Rush and accomplish a liberal agenda.
It is a fundamental mistake to wish President Obama success. We, as conservatives, want America to succeed. If the president takes actions that comport with conservative principles -- which we believe are the best means to help America -- Republicans should help him. When he does not, we must oppose him forcefully. [156]

Climate: Change You Can't Believe In. Current polls affirm that despite a protracted and intense campaign of misinformation and dissent-gagging, Americans now want the debate Al Gore once declared over to actually begin. And they want it free of the mind-policing tactics advocated by Obama's science director, and long before any action is taken by climate zealots in either his cabinet or Congress. [157]

Obama's first week: The good, the bad, and the ugly. [158]

According to an account in the New York Post, President Barack Obama told Republican leaders, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done." Here is Limbaugh's response.

As the government balloons in size and scope, the question arises, what would the Founders think? [159]

Conservatives have not united around Obama, nor should they. What should unite conservatives is devotion to the conservative principles that will help our country, not devotion to the cult of personality. [160]

Goldberg Says Liberal Media Is A Threat to Democracy. Media bias is nothing new to conservatives. We’ve seen it all our lives. But bias is one thing, and political activism is something else entirely. [161]

A student in Conservapedia's American History course attained a 100% on the final exam. Can you?