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February 16

Romney ahead of Obama, Palin down eleven: An early look at potential 2012 match-ups indicates that the election is likely shaping up as a referendum on President Obama. The numbers show that Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee essentially run even with Obama at this point. Romney is nominally up two points, 44% to 42%, while Huckabee is tied with the president at 43% apiece. Three other well-known potential candidates, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul trail the president. Palin is down by 11 points, 49% to 38%, Gingrich by eight, 47% to 39%, and Paul by nine, 44% to 35%. [1]

Liberal double standard: While claiming to support free speech, liberals force the cancellation of a Sarah Palin speaking event by causing "an onslaught of personal attacks." [2]

Canada Free Press, Atheism 101: Trickle-Down Poison. “The fool has said in his heart, There is no God.”—Psalms 14:1 [3]

Liberal globalism runs amok: President George W. Bush cancels a scheduled trip and event in Switzerland due to a threat of being arrested under the guise of international law for non-existent war crimes. [4]

Democrat congressman Ruben Hinojosa files for personal bankruptcy. If he can't manage his own finances, why is he still a member of the House Financial Services Committee? [5]

Conservative Rand Paul shows why he is ranked in the top ten in our list of persons likely to win the presidency in 2012: "If nominated, I will run.” [6]

Teenage girl raped, flogged to death in Bangladesh village. Upon discovering that a 40-year-old married man raped a 14-year-old girl, villagers charged the girl with "adultery" under Sharia law. The girl endured 80 of 100 lashes to which she was sentenced before collapsing and later dying. [7]

NBC fires a staffer who posted an embarrassing old video of liberal Katie Couric "stumbling" to describe the internet as "that massive computer network, the one that's becoming really big now." [8] Life lesson: the lamestream media brutally punishes anyone who tells the truth about them.

Devastating energy blackouts cripple Texas amid the record cold temperatures, and liberal restrictions on energy due to phony global warming are not helping. Predictably, the White House denies responsibility. [9]

Three more undercover videos taken by Lila Rose's Live Action group have been released showcasing a “disturbing pattern of gross misconduct by Planned Parenthood.” This follows last weeks release of a video showing Planned Parenthood collusion with aiding and abetting the sexual exploitation of minors. [10] George Soros' non-profit group Media Matters leads the public relations fight to protect the abortion organization. [11]

Liberals thought Dallas would be warm for the Super Bowl on Sunday, especially since they believe in global warming. Reality check: snow has blanketed Dallas and fans will be lucky if the temperature is even 10 degrees above freezing at kickoff. [12]

The Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke declares, "it will be several years before the unemployment rate has returned to a more normal level." [13]

Did Barack Obama, George Soros, and the Muslim Brotherhood have a hand in creating the chaos in Egypt? "Barack Obama has been playing a critical role in making sure that Egypt, one of our staunchest allies in the Middle East, is positioned to become the next member of the Union of Iranian Radical Islamist Republics headed by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," observe Michael Savage and Greg Lewis.

"Bitter cold, destruction in wake of mammoth storm. ... Wind chills dipped to nearly 30 below in parts of the nation's midsection as the region began dealing with the storm's aftermath." [14] Aren't you glad liberals have been falsely emphasizing global warming?

According to a Townhall post by Elisabeth Meinecke, atheist S.E. Cupp, who is a frequent Fox News guest and New York Daily News columnist, has signed on with Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck’s multimedia production company.

In addition, Conservapedia has found a wealth of new information relating to the subject of atheism and obesity. Please also see: Psychology, obesity, religiosity and atheism.

"Maddow Blames Beck and Other Conservatives for Her Getting Duped by Satirical Website." [15] Translation: being liberal means never having to admit that it's your own fault.

Lila Rose, the homeschooler already recognized in our Great Achievements by Teenagers, has shaken Planned Parenthood again with a stinging undercover video of its operation.

He's still a Hollywood wannabee: "Obama Invites Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony to Watch Super Bowl With Him." [16]

A federal judge has held the Obama Administration's Department of Interior in contempt. [17]

Liberal public school totalitarianism: a 14-year-old is expelled and charged with assault for hitting some classmates with harmless spitballs. [18] Now he's being homeschooled.

Senate Republicans force vote on Obamacare repeal today. [19]

A new record for cold has been set by the town of International Falls, Minnesota: "46 degrees F below zero." [20] Global warming as liberals insisted?

Every poll released so far on the 2012 Nebraska Senate race has shown Ben Nelson in deep trouble. Nelson trails Attorney General Jon Bruning 50-39 in a hypothetical contest and Treasurer Don Stenberg by a 45-41 margin. [21]

As we predicted, the Democrats pick Charlotte, North Carolina for their 2012 national convention, rather than St. Louis, Missouri. [22] Translation: Missouri has wised up against liberals and they do not have a chance there anymore.

A state of emergency has been declared for 29 counties in Wisconsin, as a blizzard sweeps across the United States. [23] Where's the liberal claptrap about global warming now?

Hosni Mubarak announces he will not seek re-election in September. Likely the gesture is not sufficient enough for the extremist Muslim Brotherhood and for Iranian-puppet Mohamed ElBaradei that have been clamoring for his removal. [24]

South Dakota lawmakers are set to introduce a bill making it mandatory for everyone over 21 to buy a gun ... but only to prove a valid point about ObamaCare. "Do I or the other co-sponsors believe that the state of South Dakota can require citizens to buy firearms? Of course not. But at the same time, we do not believe the federal government can order every citizen to buy health insurance," said Republican Representative Hal Wick. [25][26]

A bunch of Democrats in Hawaii want to collect money for the state from those who want to see Obama's birth certificate...even if it means creating one from scratch! [27] "If the people are so concerned about Barack Obama and if he was actually born in Hawaii, born in the United States, let them pay a fee of 100 bucks," said Democratic Representative John Mizuno. "We can certainly use the money, and we don't need to hear their complaining anymore."

Liberal New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, a gun control zealot, authorized a bizarre $100,000 undercover operation thousands of miles away that "conducts gun-sale sting in Arizona." [28]

Federal judge rules that Obamacare is unconstitutional. [29] For reaction in New Jersey from two men who have alleged many more counts against Obamacare, see here: [30]

Senator Harry Reid: "Health care reform is the law of the land." He wants Republicans to work together with Democrats on jobs -- after he is done demonizing their repeal efforts. [31] Earlier today, he alone has decided that there will be no reform to insolvent Social Security while he is Majority Leader. [32]

George W. Bush announces that he's through with politics. [33] Translation: George is getting out of the way for his brother Jeb, who is ranked #3 in likelihood of being elected president in 2012.

Democrats eliminate the judiciary from the three branches of government: liberal Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listed the three branches of government as "the House, the Senate, and the President." [34]

A Washington businessman, David Rubenstein, is loaning the first U.S. map printed in North America to the Library of Congress after buying it for $1.8 million. [35]

The Obama Administration has not demanded that Mubarak step down, and he "forms cabinet amid shouts of 'Get out!'" by protesters. [36]

Hollywood values embody an all-white liberal club that clamors for diversity for everyone except themselves: "Ten movies were nominated for best picture, and not a single one stars an actor of color in a lead role. ... Twenty actors were nominated for acting honors, and not a single one is an actor of color," blogged Christopher John Farley.

Conservative Tea Party meeting held, 25 arrested! Liberals organize a protest and then cross the line; twenty five are arrested and booked in Riverside County, California. [37] Don't expect this story to appear on any newspaper front page.

"Opposition plans to negotiate with military, not president," in seeking to form a transition government in Egypt. [38]

United States to Americans in Egypt: GET OUT NOW. [39]

"Egypt Unrest: A 'Major Political Tsunami.'" [40]

Barack Hussein Obama has chosen former Time magazine journalist Jay Carney to replace press secretary Robert Gibbs. As Michelle Malkin points out, he has solid conservative-smearing credentials. [41]

"Protesters in Dearborn show solidarity with protesters in Egypt." [42]

Conservative Michele Bachmann is starting to appear in polling of presidential contenders in Iowa. [43]

Many in the Tea Party Movement don't buy into the "change the Constitution" claptrap: ""We have a division here in the Tea Party. I don't support any of these constitutional amendments. I believe we have the tools right here, today, in order to preserve our financial strength, as well as our national security," one Tea Partier told Jim DeMint at the Senate Tea Party Caucus. [44]

"Egypt protests turn deadly as police open fire on crowds." [45]

Payback did come, but not what they expected. Arrests were made in England and the Netherlands, and the FBI issued warrants for over 40 individuals in the United States who were part of "Operation Payback" against banks and companies who pulled their support from WikiLeaks. [46]

Following in the footsteps of Arizona's SB 1070 law, Mississippi becomes the second state to strengthen their immigration enforcement. [47]

Two Democratic councilmen of Rensselaer County, New York, were indicted on forgery charges in a case involving massive voter fraud and theft of a local election: [48]

Two liberal Senators have already announced their retirement, and five more might announce likewise in the next few months: Dianne Feinstein of California, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Jim Webb of Virginia, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, and Daniel Akaka of Hawaii. At least two of them will almost certainly lose if they do not retire. [49]

"U.S. Toughens Stance on Mubarak; Puts Egypt Aid Under Review. ... The amount of money Egypt receives from the U.S. is exceeded only by Afghanistan, Pakistan and Israel, based on the State Department’s budget request for the current fiscal year." [50]

Intolerant liberal students force Washington University to cancel keynote speech by Bristol Palin. Leftists packed a meeting to speak out against the decision to pay for her talk with student-generated funds. This is the same university that had communist guest Van Jones as a speaker last November. [51]

"Liberals’ sweeping changes rebuffed," the filibuster remains intact in the U.S. Senate to safeguard against more bad liberal legislation. [52]

Professor values in the news: Math professor at California State University, Tihomir Petrov, was captured on videotape urinating on the door of another professor's office. [53]

Republican Rep. Ron Paul says he is considering a Senate bid, a move analysts say could affect the Texas primary field for those counting on Tea Party support. The 2012 Texas Senate contest began two weeks ago when Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said she would not seek re-election. [54]

Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana announced Thursday that he will not seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. He suggested instead that he may seek the office of Indiana governor. [55]

Numbers 2 and 3 in our presidential ranking, 2012 write a joint article saying that California should be allowed to go bankrupt, in order to break the union's grip on the state. [56] It's your move now, Mitt!

Senator Jim DeMint on Obama's State of the Union speech: “Frankly, I can’t believe what he says anymore." [57]

Republican freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has unveiled his plan to cut $500 billion from the federal budget in a single year - five times as much as House Republican leaders have advocated. [58]

Michele Bachmann "knocked the ball out of the park" with her CNN-televised response to Obama's State of the Union address, causing her ranking to improve to #6 in likelihood of winning the presidency in 2012.

Arizona is about to pass a game-changer, and do what millions have been unable to do. If Obama wants to run for that second term, he's stuck producing that birth certificate. No certificate, no second term. [59]

But that might prove to be a problem for Obama, as the birth certificate just isn't there...and may never have existed at all: [60]

February 8

The lamestream media downplays how several top Cabinet officials in the Obama Administration have not heard from Obama in two years! Given the lack of communication, "'most of those guys might as well be in the witness-protection program.'" [61]

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito skipped the silly, overly politicized State of the Union address Tuesday night. [62]

The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other. The Associated Press fact checks Obama's State of the Union. [63]

See a first-hand view of the March for Life for 2011.[64]

The House of Representatives voted to rollback government spending to 2008 budget levels. The vote was 256-165 in the GOP's favor just hours before Obama is set to announce a five-year freeze for most domestic agencies at current levels, an $80 billion a year difference. [65]

The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel’s stay ensuring his name goes on the ballot. The city can advise its voters that Emanuel has been disqualified if the court later upholds the original decision. [66]

ROTC policy prohibits college students from using classified information from Wikileaks in classroom assignments. A professor expresses his objection: [67]

The left's disgusting celebration of murder, and the near-simultaneous charges against Philadelphia's Dr. Gosnell: [68]

The lamestream media show their bias and irrelevancy by ignoring the massive March for Life Monday. Each participant in this growing March -- unique in American history -- likely affects up to 20 others, making the true reach of the March far more than 5 million people annually. [69]

Hottest Year Ever? 5 Reasons To Be Skeptical About Data That Justifies Global Warming Claims. [70] Fox News has compiled 8 of the most egregiously mistaken climate predictions. [71]

The Illinois Appellate Court has tossed Chicago mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, reversing the decision of a lower court. Opponents have been trying to get Emanuel removed on the grounds that he did not reside in Chicago for a year before the upcoming February election. He moved to Washington, D.C., two years ago to work for President Barack Obama. [72]

Virginia Republican George Allen announced Monday that he'll seek his former Senate seat next year, setting up a potential rematch with Democratic Sen. Jim Webb. [73]

Nine buses of students are headed to the March for Life on Monday from just one town in ... liberal Massachusetts. [74] We'll see you there soon!

As expected, Hawaii Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie gives up on his widely publicized claim that he would resolve questions about President Barack Obama's birth certificate. Obama doesn't approve releasing such information. Liberal account of the continuing controversy.

Liberals are stunned that the conservative movie The King's Speech defeated the movie promoting the liberal Facebook, for top film of the year. [75]

Climate change propaganda states that we must reduce carbon emissions. Indian Physicist Dr. Rao claims cosmic rays have a much larger impact on climate change than the IPCC admits. "Anyone who raises alternative climate theories is immediately branded as a climate atheist in an atmosphere of climate evangelists." [76]

Mitt Romney tops New Hampshire presidential straw poll; tea-party favorite Jack Kimball elected state GOP chair. [77]

How to really create jobs: Drill, Obama, Drill! [78]

Under liberal leadership in Pennsylvania government for two decades, an abortion clinic (where workers have recently been charged with murders) "had not been inspected since 1993" and the new conservative governor requires an explanation within one week. [79]

An 18th century mahogany bureau table carved by Newport’s most celebrated cabinetmaker sold for a stunning $5.7 million at Christie’s New York on Wednesday morning, placing it among the highest auction prices ever realized for an item of American furniture. The table, known as the Catherine Goddard Chippendale Block-and-Shell Carved and Figured Mahogany Bureau Table, is attributed to John Goddard (1724-1785). [80]

Hollywood values: the moronic "stars" think jokes about conservatives are hilarious, but they're still angry that Ricky Gervais made fun of them at the Golden Globes ceremony. Ricky Gervais' response: "If they didn't want me, they shouldn't have hired me." [81]

MSNBC's highest rated liberal mouthpiece Keith Olbermann is finished as of Friday the 21st. [82]

In the last 24 hours, former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich has touched base with several prominent Republicans in his former home state, telling them that he intends to make a run for president in 2012 using Georgia as his base – and that he already has his eye on office space in Buckhead for a campaign headquarters. [83] See why his likelihood is ranked #2 in our presidential election 2012.

Another recall in the works: This time it's for Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. [84]

US Domestic Oil Production Reduced ‘To A Trickle’ Thanks to Obama. [85] One rig explodes, Democrats shut down offshore drilling. It is equivalent to one plane crashing and grounding all flights. A correlation between high prices and production? You betcha.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, will deliver his party's official response to President Obama's State of the Union Address next week, a senior GOP source confirms. [86]

The lamestream media say it's a three-way tie for the Republican nomination to defeat Obama in 2012: Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney. But our ranking of likelihood of becoming president in 2012 has the real analysis for them: #13, #5, and #1.

Liberal Google, having lost its #1 ranking as the most-visited website, announces the replacement of its CEO. [87] How about replacing the liberal promotions also?

Republicans will likely win many of the U.S. Senate seats currently held by Democrats. Only two Republican seats are vulnerable, while 12 Democratic seats are vulnerable or potentially vulnerable. [88]

Workers at an abortion clinic that exploited "poor, immigrant and minority women in the city's impoverished West Philadelphia section" have been charged with multiple murders. For years while Democratic regulators looked the other way, the abortionist "made millions of dollars." [89]

Americans United for Life releases its state-by-state ranking for 2011. [90] How does your state fare?

Liberalism says that Cuba under the Castros is OK. Nothing could be further from the truth. Political prisoners who spoke their minds against Castro tell of the horrors of being punished for it:[91]. By comparison, how many liberals in America were punished the same way for speaking against George W. Bush? None.

No shift for more gun control: "49% of Americans say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership." [92]

39 Democrats voted against ObamaCare less than 10 months ago, only 12 were reelected, and only 3 remained consistent and voted against it again today. [93]

First step in the books: U.S. House of Representatives votes to repeal ObamaCare, 245 to 189. [94]

Everywhere you look the liberal agenda is on the ropes. Virginia Democrats try to censor the inquiry into the Global Warming scandal. The records of Michael Mann, taxpayer financed fraud from the University of Virginia is deemed off limits. Good luck with that liberals. [95]

Gas prices are surging. What is the Obama Administration doing about it? You would be correct if you said making things worse. Three common sense solutions to ease prices. [96]

"House nears vote to repeal health care law." [97]

"Atlanta public high schools placed on probation," putting their accreditation and recognition by colleges in jeopardy. [98]

Americans' opinions of House Speaker John Boehner have improved considerably since last fall, rising a total of 15 percentage points, including eight points since immediately after the midterm elections. Though one in three Americans are still unfamiliar with Boehner, his ratings are now much more positive than negative. [99]

Another RINO faces a difficult reelection: Orrin Hatch is third in the latest poll for U.S. Senate from Utah. [100]

The leading investment expert Harry Schultz writes: “Roughly speaking, the mess we are in is the worst since 17th century financial collapse. Comparisons with the 1930’s are ludicrous. We’ve gone far beyond that. And, alas, the courage & political will to recognize the mess & act wisely to reverse gears, is absent in U.S. leadership, where the problems were hatched & where the rot is by far the deepest.”[101]

Some articles on the 17th century "General Crises" can be read here and here

Jeb Bush's media appearances and Dick Cheney's prediction today that a Republican will win the presidency in 2012 cause Jeb to rise to #3 in likelihood of becoming president, even though Jeb says he does not intend to run at this time.

Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in Washington, DC on an official visit to the United States. [102]

House plans to vote to repeal ObamaCare on Wednesday, because "the law 'expands the dependency state in America for political reasons.'" [103]

The lamestream media repeatedly calls Michael Reagan "conservative", yet refuses to call his atheistic, leftist brother Ron Jr. "liberal"! [104]

Democratic U.S. Senator Kent Conrad will retire in 2012, enabling conservative North Dakota to replace him with a Republican. [105]

The British entertainer Stephen Fry has just been added to list of overweight atheists in Conservapedia's atheism and obesity article. Given an aging Western atheist population, many of whom lead gluttonous and sedentary lives, Conservapedia's list of overweight and obese atheists could certainly become as large as the bellies of many atheists!

On Monday, America celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Also, it's the day liberals separate Christ from the man and claim him as their own. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

Guess who headlines Harvard's new Spring Fellows for its liberal Institute of Politics? Bart Stupak, famous for his betrayal of the pro-life movement, and RINO Bob Inglis, who was crushed in his own primary by a Tea Party candidate, 71-29%. [106] Suggestion for their first course: "What we failed to learn from the Tea Party Movement!"

A new 2011-2012 school calendar for children published by a branch of the European Union has omitted references to Christian holidays. Some religions are still important to the EU, they decided to keep referencing Jewish, Hindu, and Muslim holidays. [107]

RINO Arnold Schwarzenegger complains about how much he lost by being governor of California: $200 million, he claims, plus "the damage my time as governor did to the family." [108] And the public was deprived of his making more senseless movies, too!

Like sharks in a feeding frenzy, liberals just have to have a host at the Golden Globes Awards to attack their own. Self-admitted atheist Ricky Gervais draws more gasps than grins as he trashes the stars who sit in front of him: [109]
Or perhaps Hollywood "stars" cannot stomach mockery at their expense?

More liberal claptrap: a 1500-word essay in Time about Jared Loughner mentions everything about his mental development except his atheism.

The adopted genius Steve Jobs announced by email today that he will "take another medical leave" from Apple Computer, whereupon "Apple stock fell as much as 7 percent on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange following the news." [110] We'll say some prayers for your health, Steve.

Another defeated politician heads to a college campus: Former Kentucky official Trey Grayson, crushed by the more conservative Rand Paul in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, lands a job as director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard. [111]

Hollywood movies continue to lose popularity with the public: "this weekend’s total box office haul looks like it will come in a whopping 25 percent below last year’s. ... What’s going on here?" [112] Answer: Hollywood values aren't worth the inflated ticket prices.

Clamor grows for Congress to change the law so that liberal-run California can file for bankruptcy! [113]

California bureaucrats, looking to save money? Sell off the University of California, Berkeley and its trashy "Understanding Evolution" web pages. Fewer students would go to a private Berkeley University, but that wouldn't be a bad thing considering the bankrupt philosophies that are often taught there. By the way, Conservapedia does a better job at explaining evolutionary pseudoscience.

Miss Nebraska, who was mostly homeschooled, is crowned as the new Miss America. She will later be attending Patrick Henry College, where many homeschoolers matriculate. [114]