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The liberal advantage in political fundraising over the internet, so crucial to Obama's election last year, is over. Remember Congressman Joe Wilson, and how liberals poured money into his opponent's campaign to defeat Wilson for saying "you lie!" during Obama's speech? Wilson outraised his opponent by a 5:3 margin on the internet.
Latest Polling Data from New Jersey and Virginia Gubernatorial Races
October 20th is Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity. Currently in its 6th year, last year Pro-life students from more than 4,800 college campuses in 25 countries stood together in solidarity against the needless destruction of innocent human lives. 
Conservapedia was live on WNOX, "Knoxville's Big Talker," Tuesday morning at 7:05am ET for nearly an hour.
The phone lines lit up during the show. One caller's statement: "People were guided by the Holy Spirit when they wrote the Bible." Answer: "People are guided by the Holy Spirit now too."
Non-profit, non-partisan organization Education Action Group Foundation  has created the AFTexposed.com website as a watchdog over the American Federation of Teachers. Union threats and intimidation follow soon thereafter.  Did you know the AFT union gave nearly $50,000 to the embattled radical group ACORN in 2009? Over $1.3 million in the last couple of years total.
Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio is building momentum in his primary campaign against Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Polling released last week showed a significant deterioration in Crist’s once sky-high approval ratings, with an InsiderAdvantage survey showing his job performance rating dipping below 50 percent. Meanwhile, Florida political insiders and the state media buzzed about an unreleased recent Chamber of Commerce poll said to show a closer-than-expected primary race.
Conservapedia is on the front page of Sunday's newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee. The article quotes our competitor to criticize our project: a professor from Wheaton College, which seeks to replace the liberal-leaning NIV translation with an even more liberal version. Already there are over 100 comments by readers on the article.
The comments illustrate how angry atheists are with this project. Yet they ignore the Bible anyway!
"Increasingly, noisy factions on the party's most liberal flank - among them gay rights proponents, pro-choice activists and immigration reformers who Obama courted last year - are incensed that their causes have taken a backseat to the White House's all-out push on health care reform."
Public schools love to abuse their power ... even by picking on 6-year-olds! "Take, for example, an incident reported by The New York Times on Monday in which Zachary Christie, a 6-year-old first-grader and Cub Scout, took a camping utensil that had a spoon, fork and small knife to his Newark, Del., school lunchroom to use while eating his lunch. Because the implement had a small knife blade, it was deemed a dangerous weapon, and Zachary was suspended from his regular school and ordered to attend a disciplinary school for 45 days. Following heavy criticism of the suspension, the school board voted Tuesday night to change Zachary’s suspension to a period of between three and five days." Without taxpayer funding, who would pay these public school tyrants?
Noted forecasters/investors Gerald Celente, Marc Faber, Jim Rogers, and Harry Dent predict financial collapse of the United States is dead ahead (Celente says barring any new massive US government schemes, a collapse will likely occur in fall or perhaps in the early part of next year). Top trend forecaster Gerald Celente has predicted that unemployment will reach 25% in the United States. Celente also predicts bloodless coup/revolution, food riots, tax rebellions by 2012 in the United States.
In addition, Celente asserts that the costly and inefficient temporary short term methods that the Obama administration is using to alleviate economic problems in the short term (which is causing massive increases in Obama administration deficit spending) is making a likely future financial collapse worse and will not prevent the worse economic depression in United States history from occurring.
Some Democrats finally admit the obvious: "Racism is not a factor driving conservative opposition to President Barack Obama, according to the results of focus groups conducted by Democracy Corps, a Democratic organization, released on Friday." Well, no kidding, what took them so long to admit it?
Prayer Isn't News
Encouraged by a friend and following the good example of my wife, I find myself participating in the 40 Days for Life Campaign.
You probably won’t see much about this campaign in the news media. That’s because it is so peaceful and holy. All across the country, local groups have agreed to pray at abortion clinics for 12 hours a day, every day, for 40 days. 
"Federal Deficit Hits All-Time High $1.42 Trillion. The federal budget deficit has surged to an all-time high of $1.42 trillion ... [which] more than tripled last year's record. As a portion of the economy, the budget deficit stood at 10 percent, the highest since World War II, according to government data released Friday."
Western nations urge Japan to sign child abduction treaty
The ambassadors of eight Western nations urged Japan on Friday to consider signing The Hague Convention on international child abduction.
The meeting came as an American Christopher Savoie, jailed for allegedly wresting his two children away from his ex-wife, was released by Japanese authorities and was on his way home to Tennessee.
Pakistan faces new wave of Taliban attacks
Pakistan's army chief briefed the country's top leaders Friday on the tenuous security situation as the government combats a new wave of attacks believed to have been orchestrated by Taliban militants.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani called on army chief Gen. Ashfaq Kayani to address the leaders of Pakistan's political parties. 
Still more professor values: "The University of Colorado is seeking to recover funds it spent fighting a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a professor who was fired on plagiarism charges after he likened some Sept. 11 terrorist attack victims to a Nazi leader. CU filed its bill for more than $52,000 in court last week."
Liberal Democratic Senator Max Baucus retaliates against a critic of his government takeover of medicine by starting an investigation into it. "Would the administration impose this sort of gag order if seniors were being given information promoting the Obama health care plan? I don't think so," observed Minority Leader Republican John Boehner.
To certain members of the United States Senate, it's so vital to build a library or a museum that they have to steal over $2 billion from part of a defense bill which pays for fuel, ammunition and training for U.S. troops ON THE FRONT LINES! Is it any wonder that these people need to get their pink slips? 
More professor values: "Undergraduate teaching requirement a myth" at Yale, despite its insistence otherwise. In fact, many tenured professors at large, taxpayer-funded universities do not teach any undergraduate courses.
Conservatives volunteer more: "Since 1989, the Midwest region of the United States has had the highest volunteer rate among U.S. regions for all adults, with a rate of 23.9 percent in 1989, and 30.2 in 2008. This is a shift from 1974 when the [now-liberal] West had the highest volunteer rate. ... Since 1974, the number of volunteers in the South has almost doubled from 10.5 to 20.7 million, giving the [conservative] South the largest number of volunteers of all the regions."
And Rush meanwhile lashes out at the irresponsible main stream media who apparently have attributed racist "quotes" to him in order to prevent his buyout of the St. Louis Rams, never mind the fact that the quotes in question were created over in Wikipedia, whose editors are even now trying to hide the evidence! 
The Baucus health bill approved Tuesday by the Senate Finance Committee "requires the secretary to make certain every state has an insurance plan that people can buy with money paid directly out of the U.S. Treasury that covers abortion on demand."
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's "favorable rating stands at just 38 percent, while 50 percent of the state's voters have an unfavorable view." He trails two possible challengers in his attempt to win yet another term.
Commander frets over Afghan corruption
Rampant government corruption may derail the fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida in Afghanistan even if as many as 80,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to the war, the top military commander there has concluded, according to U.S. officials briefed on his recommendations. 
Obama wins Heisman Trophy after watching a football game! "Why should Obama stop with something as meaningless as a Nobel Peace Prize? Let's help him win something that matters: The Heisman Trophy! Just stop by ESPN and write in 'Barack H. Obama, President, USA' to help him get this coveted award."
A professor in liberal Netherlands "has carried out fresh textual analysis that suggests the writers of the great book never intended to suggest that God created the world — and in fact the Earth was already there when he created humans and animals"! No wonder liberals oppose conservatives translating the Bible so much.
Liberal hatred for First Amendment rights began this year with actions against talk show host Michael Savage by linking his name to a list of murderers and terrorists - "for balance" - in the United Kingdom. Unless stopped, it's YOUR rights that will be revoked.
The United States, Spain and Italy honor Christopher Columbus today by placing a wreath at the Columbus Memorial Statue at Union Station in Washington, D.C. Columbus discovered America and paved the way for evangelizing and settling it, and that does not sit well with liberals who rewrite public school history books.  
Surprise, liberal union opposes conservative owners in a partisan display of anti-democracy. NFL Players Union is standing against conservative talk show radio host Rush Limbaugh, in his group's bid to purchase the St. Louis Rams.  Race-baiter Al Sharpton chimes-in 
Liberal policies have left California essentially bankrupt with unemployment at 12.2%. "Since February, Schwarzenegger and lawmakers have cut $32 billion from spending, raised taxes by $12.5 billion and covered $6 billion more with accounting gimmicks and borrowing. Even with those actions, state budget officials predict an additional $38 billion in deficits in the next three fiscal years combined, including $7.4 billion in the year starting July 1." 
Death sentences for Iran protesters: Three people arrested after Iran's disputed presidential election have been sentenced to death, the Iranian ISNA news agency said. Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani was the first person sentenced to death on Saturday, over the unrest triggered by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's June re-election as president. 
New Global Warming alarmist strategy; if the data doesn't support results, just destroy the data. Goverment-funded research from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) disclosed that it had destroyed raw data for its global surface temperature set because of an alleged lack of storage space. 
Even Barack Obama's sycophantic liberal fan club on NBC's Today Show were stunned at the President's winning of the Nobel Prize. Co-host Matt Lauer found it baffling: "We're less than a year into the first term of this president and there are no - I'm not trying to be, you know, rude here - no major foreign policy achievements, to date." 
Barack Hussein Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize. In a stunning choice, Obama is the third sitting United States President to win the Nobel Peace Prize and the choice shocked observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the nomination deadline. It seems Obama idolatry in Socialist Europe is as strong as ever.  
Iraq signs key oil deal: Iraqi officials have signed a deal with Britain's BP and China's CNPC to develop its Rumaila oilfield, a milestone in Iraq's efforts to renew its oil sector... It is the first big upstream deal between Iraq and foreign oil companies since nationalization of the country's industry about 40 years ago. 
Putting the Mainstream Media Out of its Misery by the Canada Free Press. Their business model- unsustainable. Their audience- leaving fast. With no economic basis for their survival, the media is increasingly defending their existence on the grounds that they represent a social good. Liberal financial bailout dead ahead. 
Special message to the Colbert show watchers: do yourselves a favor and watch less television. Colbert and his advertisers want to make money off you, but you can accomplish some good instead by unplugging the TV. You could even pick up a Bible.
The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive of its kind. The project, three years in the making, also presents a portrait of the Muslim world that might surprise some. For instance, Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon, China has more Muslims than Syria, Russia has more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined. Islam is the world's second largest religion behind Christianity, which has an estimated 2.1 billion to 2.2 billion followers. 
The campaign for Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey announced Wednesday it has raised more than $1.5 million in the 3rd fundraising quarter of the year. The campaign also stated it has now raised more than "$3.1 million from over 20,000 contributors" in the last five and a half months, and already has "33 percent more contributors than the total number of donors amassed during the entirety of his 2004 Senate run." Toomey is challenging Democratic Senator Arlen Specter. 
Indoctrination watch: Liberals force Longfellow Elementary school students in Maryland to memorize a heart-felt tribute to comrade Obama. "He's smart and he's--so so good! He'll lead this country as he should!" 
The "Constitution Revolution" has Americans armed not with guns, but with the Truth. Propaganda assaults will fail because fear is not our core value, the core of the American psyche is independence and patriotism. American's demand civic responsibility and a call for politicians to- honor your oaths to the U.S. Constitution. 
Message to President Obama supporters: You know that you're a liberal United States President in deep political trouble when your fellow liberals at the comedy television program Saturday Night Live do a skit mocking your lack of accomplishments. It certainly appears as if Obama's health care plans will be his Waterloo.  The verdict is in: President Obama is Jimmy Carter 2.0
What Michelle Obama calls her "best memories" are proven to be yet another lie, this time trying to fool the International Olympic Committee: “Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection.”[ In fact, Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984. Unlike the liberal media, the Olympic committee was apparently not fooled; it soundly rejected Obamas' request.
The San Francisco zoo's alleged 'gay' penguin flies straight/heterosexual. Angry homosexual activist, Wayne Besen, absurdly declares concerning Harry the penguin: "There is no 'ex-gay' sexual orientation. Harry is simply in denial. He's living what I call the 'big lie.'" Conservapedia's homosexuality in animals myth article is again vindicated and the rejection of reality by liberals continues.
Notre Dame football: Fighting Irish win overtime thriller 37-30.  Support Life at the University of Notre Dame, get a great looking One For The Gipper t-shirt.  Looking past the recent Pro-life scandal there, Fr. Jenkins has begun to reach out for the defense of life.  Catholics call on Fr. Jenkins and demand he drop charges against Pro-life protesters from April.  We are united in seeing the University of Notre Dame restored to the teachings of the Magisterium.
Barack Obama, the US president, has agreed to abide by a 40-year policy of allowing Israel to keep nuclear weapons without opening them to international inspection, according to a US newspaper.
In a report on Saturday, The Washington Times quoted three unnamed sources as saying Obama had confirmed to Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, that he would maintain the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. 
 while President Obama flies to Copenhagen in a failed bid to win the Olympics.  With 15 million Americans unable to put food on the table after the President assured us stimulus spending would stop unemployment at 8%, the President takes heat for spending nearly $1.5 million  to lobby the Olympic Committee on behalf of the Chicago Democratic Machine. Times of London says, "failure will only add to doubts about his presidency" while Fox News says there is a "growing perception that he is tall on rhetoric and short on results." 
Rio wins right to host the 2016 Olympics
The 2016 Games are going to Rio de Janeiro. Finally, South America gets an Olympics. In a vote of high drama, the bustling Brazilian carnival city of beaches, mountains and samba beat surprise finalist Madrid, which got a big helping hand from a very influential friend.
Chicago was knocked out in the first round, despite in-person lobbying by President Barack Obama — one of the most shocking defeats ever handed down by the International Olympic Committee. Even Tokyo, which had trailed throughout the race, did better — eliminated after Chicago in the second round.  Some International Olympic Committee members said that President Barack Obama did a lackluster job of representing the United States bid for the Olympic games.
Support for abortion rights has fallen sharply in the past year, with Americans now split roughly 50-50 between those who back legal access to abortion and those who oppose it, according to a new survey. Only 47 percent of Americans now feel abortion should be legal in all or most cases, a drop from 54 percent a year ago, according to the poll. Meanwhile, 45 percent say it should be illegal in all or most cases. That's up from 41 percent a year ago. 
President Obama's pitch for the 2016 Summer Olympics ends in defeat. Chicago and Tokyo are eliminated in the first round of IOC voting.  The winner is Rio de Janeiro, the first Olympics to be held in South America.
Another example of the hatred liberals have for American society: Kevin Jennings, the Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education; placed in that position by Barack Obama; charged with overseeing the "well-being" of children in our schools...and who's source of inspiration is Harry Hay, a leader and promoter of pedophilia within the child-abusing organization known as NAMBLA: 
McChrystal warns Taliban is growing
"Whether we like it or not, we have a conventional warfare mentality," he said. "We must do things dramatically differently, even uncomfortably differently," he said, referring to the need to take risks to protect Afghan civilians.
"I discount immediately anyone who simplifies the problem or offers a solution ... or says 'this is what you have got to do' because they absolutely have no clue about the complexity of what we are dealing with." 
"President Obama has cut off communication with Republican leaders, going more than four months without hosting the bipartisan congressional leadership at the White House to discuss his health care proposal, the No. 2 Republican in the House said Wednesday."
"Without Bush, media lose interest in war caskets" Most of the anti-war hype by the media was apparently nothing more than being anti-Bush, or anti-conservative. "For all of 2009, the number [of American fatalities in Afghanistan] is 220 -- more than any other single year and more than died in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 combined." Where's the ranting by the media now??? (Hint: Obama supports the war in Afghanistan.)
"A British schoolgirl died yesterday, a few hours after getting a shot of a vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer."
While liberals use deceit to promote global warming, hedge fund managers are betting on the coldest winter in a decade. U.S. Northeast May Have Coldest Winter in a Decade
700,000 pink slips have been sent to Congress in just 3 days. WorldNetDaily has a goal of sending 5 million pink slips in a campaign to notify Congress of grass-roots opposition to massive new spending plans as well as intrusive legislation.  Government officials are getting a warning that they work for the taxpayer. 
More examples of the creepy liberal cult of personality surrounding Barack Obama. American video makers are currently mocking the zombie like liberal sheeples who are participating in the Barack Obama cult of personality. Message to Obama cultists: Get a life!
How long does it take evolutionists to admit Darwin was wrong? 150 years in the case of his claim that the appendix is a useless vestigial organ. The appendix has a valuable role after all, but don't be surprised if most evolutionists still pretend they were never wrong.
"Stubborn charter school critics can't handle the truth."
But the unionized Daily News can't handle and disclose the reason: it's because charter schools are free of the liberal teachers' unions.
Homeschool and you'll do much better than even charter schools.
"Facts are cooling off climate alarmism": "It’s an inconvenient time for world leaders to be speechifying about global warming — earlier this week at the United Nations, today and tomorrow at a G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh. The supposed certainty behind their push for new eco-regulation is melting faster than the Arctic ice. ... This month, a leading German user of these climate models predicted temperatures would fall for 'one or two decades' to come."
Public School Students Indoctrination: A video surfaced of students singing songs of praise for the "great accomplishments" of comrade Obama. The Fox News story says B. Bernice Young Elementary School students in Burlington, New Jersey made the controversial video in June 2009. Have they already learned the Star Spangled Banner, America the Beautiful and God Bless America? 
The President says mandatory health insurance is "just like auto insurance;" so if you don't wish to pay premiums, stop driving. And if you don't wish to pay health insurance premiums, stop breathing. 
In Honduras, crisis at embassy
Baton-wielding soldiers used tear gas and water cannons to chase away thousands who demonstrated outside the Brazilian embassy yesterday, leaving deposed President Manuel Zelaya and 70 friends and relatives trapped inside without water, electricity, or phones. “We know we are in danger,’’ Zelaya said during interviews with various media outlets. “We are ready to risk everything, to sacrifice.’’ 
Sarah Palin speaks to Asian investors in Hong Kong Sarah blamed the world financial crisis on government excesses and called for a new round of deregulation and tax cuts for U.S. businesses. "We got into this mess because of government interference in the first place," and "We're not interested in government fixes, we're interested in freedom." 
Deceitful liberals refuse to admit that temperatures are cooling: "Central Illinois experienced the seventh coldest summer on record with an average temperature of 71.1 degrees, 2 degrees below the normal average of 73.1 degrees. July was the coldest July on record, with an average temperature of 70.7 degrees, and August was the 10th coldest, with a 70.5-degree average." Wasn't Fall Already Here?
General Calls for More U.S. Troops to Avoid Afghan Failure
The top military commander in Afghanistan warns in a confidential assessment of the war there that he needs additional troops within the next year or else the conflict “will likely result in failure.”
The disclosure of details in the assessment, reported Sunday night by The Washington Post, coincided with new skepticism expressed by President Obama about sending any more troops into Afghanistan until he was certain that the strategy was clear. 
It's the leftist/liberal ideology - and not the Internet - that have caused a decline in newspaper sales and readership. Which is why, for example, that the Washington Times is doing fine, but not the Washington Post. But the same readers who rejected the ideology represented in the Post and many others are going to have to pay for that rejection...through another government bailout: 
More liberal hypocrisy in the news: Michael Moore, who made his millions through capitalism, takes his anti-capitalism film on the road. Doesn't he want the rest of us to be rich through hard work, determination, and rugged individualism? 
"Memo to Dems: Spare Us the Phony 'Lie' Outrage" by David Limbaugh 
Unsolicited gratitude from an attorney/mother/teacher whom we've never met: "I love Conservapedia, and was able to check a few things. I learned from you that the first [official] thanksgiving was to give thanks for the Constitution."
"The summer that never was ends Monday." In Michigan, summer temperatures have been the fifth coldest ever recorded. But don't expect Al Gore to admit this, because it disproves the claim of global warming. Being a liberal means never having to admit deceit!
Liberal Democratic Senator Evan Bayh calls for a change in our "unsustainable fiscal path." Calling Obama's omnibus stimulus package a "spending bill," citing enormous increases in our budget deficit, and even commending President Kennedy's tax cuts to "stimulate growth," Bayh encourages Democrats to "do what is necessary to right the fiscal ship of state...." If "Barack Obama will choose the responsible course," "he will find kindred spirits in our party prepared to help," writes Bayh. Let's hope Bayh is more honest than ACORN! 
ACORN, brought low by voter fraud, brought down by video, is now facing a massive investigation, beginning with Louisiana: "All documents, records, agreements, and financial records detailing the theft of funds by Dale Rathke, including, but not limited to settlements, agreements, or other documentation detailing the agreement between Dale Rathke and any ACORN affiliated company for Dale Rathke to repay funds …" Dale happens to be the brother of ACORN's president, and he's accused of embezzelment of close to a million dollars. 
A suicidal atheist converts to Christ.  After Creation Ministries International article on atheism was published (their article is located HERE), a former atheist wrote to tell them the circumstances surrounding his new found faith in Christ.
The US military has closed its largest jail in Iraq and released or handed to Iraqi authorities thousands of people it has held since the start of the war in 2003.
Liberals turn tail and run in the wake of damaging undercover videos. Democrats had defended and funded ACORN for years, but after release of these videos the Democratic-controlled "House voted 345-75 to strike ACORN funding."
The Passing of a Pro-life Martyr More than 250 people gathered at the funeral of James Pouillon, Pro-life activist. He was killed September 11 protesting abortion outside a high school in Michigan. Pouillon's daughter said, "I want him to be remembered as a man who loved Jesus," and "It's not about my dad, it's about the cause [life] and it's about Christ." 
Ronald Reagan once said that every day is the Fourth of July; for the Democrats, every day is April 15: Tax Day. And they show it every time they're voted into power, as Obama and the Democrats want to push the Cap and Trade bill on America, with an average tax hike of $1,761 per household. 
An Investor's Business Daily study found two of every three practicing physicians oppose ObamaCare. In addition, four of every nine doctors (45% or 360,000) would consider quitting or retiring if healthcare reform passes Congress. 
The liberal British press thinks it can salvage Obama by calling his critics racists. "A white Congressman from the Deep South shouts, "You lie!" at the first black president ...." Maybe liberal race-baiting works in Britain, but nobody is fooled by it in America.
Conservapedia's Economics course -- the largest in the world for teenagers -- enters its third week. Economics and the Bible are two subjects about which liberals have deliberate ignorance. Even the most basic questions are greeted with blank stares.
Obama is working on passing a comprehensive immigration reform which would "legalize" the illegals in this country, to the sum of 12,000,000 people. Which means it's the backdoor way for illegals to take advantage of Obama's health care plan. Which means that Joe Wilson's "YOU LIE" shout during the president's speech in which he claimed illegals would not be part of his health care plan was right on target. 
"Charter school conference touts its growing successes" Do you know why? Because charter schools avoid public school teachers' unions. And of course the teachers' unions are fighting this in a self-serving manner, to the detriment of students.
Count on ACORN to steal your money, denigrate the poor, evade the taxman, and laugh at the rest of us: And maybe even get away with MURDER, as one ACORN worker confesses to doing exactly that, right down to the concocted claim of "self-defense": 
And the major media outlets ignore it, as usual. Why? Because ACORN is a liberal organization!